The death machine is back in full swing. The grievous miscarriage of justice that ended in Georgia last night with the murder of Troy Davis is only one among many such cases.
More than a thousand heavy U.S. battle tanks and other armor unloaded in Kandahar. Why? For any Middle Easterner, these tanks mean only one thing: trouble.
Poker-faced Soviet villains had hot side-kicks. Hollywood loved them.
‘There is war in Samachablo (Georgian name for the region known as South Ossetia)’ they tell me. I wave off the hint of alarm in my thoughts with ‘oh, can’t be more than some borderline skirmish…’
Political elites benefit from grand-standing, regular people just lose their limbs in the process.