Monthly Archives: March 2012

Unquenched Lust to Kill

U.S. investigators of the March 11 Kandahar massacre officially believe that Staff Sgt Robert Bales went out alone for the massacres in two villages in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, one north (Najeeban) of the Camp … Continue reading

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Janteloven

Having long been impressed by great and world-renowned Scandinavian professionals, I have only lately met a number of Scandinavians as colleagues in my academic career. When having lived and worked in the Middle East several of these exemplars did not … Continue reading

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Two Soldiers

Update below. The name of the American soldier who massacred and partially burnt last Sunday 16 Afghan civilians including nine children in the Panjwai shooting spree in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, and who had been rescued to Kuwait before Afghan authorities … Continue reading

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Democracy

I was a bit in doubt which Art Bears’ song I should post when I read that Afghan President Hamid Karzai asked/ordered American withdrawal from his country today. Maybe this one? One of my all-time favorites. A lost war. A … Continue reading

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The High-explosive Test Chamber

David Albright and Paul Brannan of the Washington based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) have allegedly identified, on commercial satellite imagery, a building that inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wanted to visit on February 21 … Continue reading

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