Monthly Archives: March 2011

selling an unmanned aerial vehicle on eBay — perhaps not as illegal as you’d think

A couple of days ago I found this and posted it on Facebook, because, LOL! arms trafficking on eBay! According to the indictment, [defendant Henson] Chua knowingly and willfully caused the temporary import into the United States of an item … Continue reading

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Michigan and Wisconsin professors now targets of politicized FOIA requests

A libertarian think tank is filing Freedom Of Information Act paperwork to see the .edu emails of professors at state universities in WI and MI, to find out if they’d been engaging in political activities on the state dime. The … Continue reading

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will Jesus wash the bloodstains from your hands?

Salon’s Justin Elliott reports on James Inhofe and other members of the Christian Right cuddling up with Cote d’Ivoire’s Laurent Gbago, who refuses to leave office after losing an election and whose forces are now pulling a Qaddafi on his … Continue reading

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*cough* afghanistanalloveragain *cough*

Uh-oh. One of Glenn Greenwald’s readers digs up some academic research on al-Qaida-type foreign fighters in Iraq, and it turns out a lot of them came from… Benghazi. In Libya. The “rebel stronghold.” Yavin 4 it ain’t.

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um… okay, then

Secretary Clinton lays it out for the puny Congressmen who dare to question The Mighty Emperor Gnarfzax! — I mean, the President: The White House would forge ahead with military action in Libya even if Congress passed a resolution constraining … Continue reading

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libyan rebels pushed back by Q-man loyalists

The NYT reports that the rebels are being routed. Now what? UPDATE: Oh. This, apparently: President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials … Continue reading

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why i am going around being rude to Juan Cole

Recently University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, a noted and respected Mid-East expert, posted an “open letter to the Left” on his blog, exhorting his fellow liberals to get on board with the current military actions in Libya. You can … Continue reading

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