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Ohrmazd – A Repost for Palmyra

Once this sand and wilderness were gardens, where we greeted mighty Cambyses glittering dancers whirled as your priests filled our cups with liquid glory. ‘til Macedonian javelins rained down and the runners brought the dread from the River Granicus You … Continue reading

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Jihadi John – The Boy Next Door

The murder of Syrian soldiers Lately I’ve read a couple of comments and articles about “Jihadi John”, whom all the world now knows as Mohammed Emwazi. Emwazi is the guy in the balaklava with the butcher knife in his hand … Continue reading

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Saudi Barbarism

In early November Saudi King Abdullah’s advisory council recommended an easing of the ban on female drivers. (Religious edicts had previously pronounced that permitting women to drive “encourages licentiousness”). The easing would have let women over 30, not wearing makeup, … Continue reading

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Our Descent into Barbarism

From the Huffington Post and the Senate Intelligence Committee Report: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/senate-torture-report-details_n_6295396.html “On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited summary of its torture report, revealing horrific details about the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program. Detainees were subjected to … Continue reading

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