The Early Days of a Better Nation

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

From our own correspondents

Jeff Weintraub corrects a careless rhetorical excess on my part:

Najibullah was not killed by any of the Mujahedeen factions supported (directly or indirectly) by the US, but by the Taliban. When his regime collapsed in 1992, he found diplomatic asylum in the UN compound in Kabul, where his protected status was recognized by all the Mujahedeen groups. In 1996, he was seized there and tortured to death by the Taliban, when they captured Kabul. I can't imagine any plausible reason to think that the CIA had a hand in this, however indirectly.

Point taken, with thanks.

TJIC opines:

[...]Israel is exactly the kind of society that one might expect to find 50 years after a bunch of Ken-MacLeod-ian socialist engineer technocrats headed into a desert with weapons and terraforming equipment.

No, I don't know what he means either.

Svein Olav Nyberg:

Beating spammers to death with baseball bats is a terrible idea. But
beating them to death with v.i.a.g.r.a. bottles and pe.nis exten.sors may not be.

From me, best wishes to all my correspondents and readers for a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.


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