22 February 2005

Free Mojtaba and Arash

Hoder, who blogs, gives backstory (parts 1, 2), what's happening lately; an interview

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer blogger and the sunshine poster will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of free speech; but he that stands by it now deserves the thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

"The advanced societies of the future will not be governed by reason. They will be driven by irrationality, by competing systems of psychopathology." JG Ballard

"When things turn weird, the weird turn pro."
"Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason
why." HS Thompson

A look at what is really happening in Iraq and a preview of the near, and possible, future for Iran? Balochistan banana stand? All "The Base" are belong to US, or just part of the plan? Another monumental exercise in futility in an alien culture? An unfortunately typical cross-cultural misunderstanding? a persistent bloody determination to conquer and prevail?

An historical perspective, a strategic change, an analysis, a deception, a disruption, a scrum, some pipedreams, a tragedy, a breakdown, a disenchantment, some hope, some possible perils, and an academic distinction for all those out there caught up in it. Meanwhile offshore...

Send in the robocops and (cookiemonsters?!) and predators to track them (fatal a track shun?) and turn up the pain gain

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