Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, June 02, 2006

They don't understand empire!

Nur is taking a few days off --to attend the biennial meeting of The Historical Society, which brings together the USA's top historians and foreign "Big Names". An academic expert in the Roman Empire, says he has been invited to the National Defense University several times to explain how the Imperial Rome worked--militarily. He keeps trying to tell them about the other aspects of empire but they don't want to hear it!


Blogger Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

- Nur mia,

To use the Neocon’s pseudo-scientific Hegelian vocab, we’re now witnessing an “acceleration of History’s march”: Mogadishu was just taken over by the East African subsidiary of Al Qaeda Corp.

Verily, the paths of Allah are full of “surprises”.

And as if it were not enough, Ben Laden’s zealous disciples have also seized stockpiles of brand new weapons and ammunitions left behind by Rumsfeld’s "Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism", a chaotic coalition of hapless warlords and bloodthirsty gangsters lumped together by the Pentagon’s strategic planners in the name of “the defence of freedom”.

I sometimes wonder if the Bush administration is doing everything it can to best ensure OBL’s victory…

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