Daily Archives: May 26, 2002

Anagrams "War Liberal Mac" can be rearranged to…

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“War Liberal Mac” can be rearranged to spell “Will cream Arab”. Also, “Mac: I’ll wear bra”, but we’re going to ignore that.

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Pakistan expects Iranian support in war Oh, for…

Pakistan expects Iranian support in war

Oh, for fun! Put this together with Iran’s missile capabilities, and even if Pakistan lacks the ability to hit deep into India, they could soon. And, hey, what do you think Iran will get for all their help? Rhymes with “dukes”?

Husain drew a parallel between ‘Indian aggressions’ against Pakistan and Israel’s repression of the Palestinian intifada, which Iran supports.

‘There is a striking similarity between the policy being pursued by Israel to suppress the Palestinian freedom movement and the Indian policy to crush the Kashmiri freedom struggle.

However, this similarity is not surprising considering the close military cooperation between India and Israel.

As if I needed any more reason to sympathize with India… I’d like to propose a corollary to Blair’s Law: “Any idiocy will always be compared to the Intifada by supporters sympathetic to the Intifada”.

CNN.com – Report: chimps used simple tools 5 milli…

CNN.com – Report: chimps used simple tools 5 million years ago – May 23, 2002

If by “tools” you mean the same sort of simple implements their descendants use today — stones and twigs, with little effort used to modify them — sure. And they probably weren’t much different from what our ancestors were using at the time. Of course, our ancestors weren’t much different from chimps’ at the time. It wasn’t until much later that humans became smart enough to really manufacture true tools.

CNN.com – Crowd attacks, kills New Orleans teen – …

CNN.com – Crowd attacks, kills New Orleans teen – May 26, 2002

A group of children — the two arrested are 12 and 14 year old girls — attacked and killed a 16 year old girl in front of her house, then one stabbed her to death. How does this sort of thing happen? I can understand one person going crazy, but seven to ten?

CNN.com – Dozens hurt in D.C. concert stampede – M…

CNN.com – Dozens hurt in D.C. concert stampede – May 26, 2002

I have to admit, I’m not a concert-type guy. But I’ve never understood why anyone would get that worked up about a musician — or, as in this case, Eminem — to put themselves in harm’s way, or injure another person.

The Nando Times: Iran confirms it tested ballistic…

The Nando Times: Iran confirms it tested ballistic missile

Oh, God. This missile has a range of about 800 miles, which would reach Israel, as well as several places where American troops are stationed. But Israel’s the big one, of course. And let’s not forget that if Pakistan breaks down, Iran will be an obvious customer for anyone with a nuke to sell, if they don’t get one some other way first.

Musharraf Says Raids In Kashmir Have Ended (washin…

Musharraf Says Raids In Kashmir Have Ended (washingtonpost.com)

I don’t know that I believe him. And even if he’s telling the truth, it comes down to it all he’s saying is “We aren’t sponsoring any raids right now, that I know of.” I think it’s pretty clear where my sympathies lie here.

Only the United States, Musharraf said, can help. “They must help. They can bring normalcy here. They must resolve this dispute. And they must ensure balance in the region.”

Come on. Why do we have to do everything? Anyway, if we’re so awful and untrustworthy — like everyone says — why is it that everyone trusts us to solve their problems? And when did we go from being the world’s policeman — which was bad enough — to the world’s flipping guidance counselor?