or… Amurrica, FUCK YEAH!
The Middle East is passé. The USA is getting the hillel outta Iraq and Afghanistan and all the better says I. Neocons, interventionists, humanists and all manner of idiots are demanding that the USA become more involved in the Syrian Civil War. Ummm… fuck no.
But people need something to do. [...]
I’ve been trying to get my mind around a 2006 article in the Armed Forces Journal that I recently came across. The post, entitled Blood Borders: How a better Middle East would look by Ralph Peters, purports to redraw the Middle East along what the author calls organic borders. As someone who’s often stared at [...]
This morning is my 10th day in Istanbul and I’m still having a blast! I’ve been to most of the major sites including the Aya Sophia museum yesterday. It’s a huge structure that was originally a church, then became a mosque under the Ottomans for almost 300 years. Then the founder of modern Turkey, a [...]
I’m having a blast in Istanbul, just taking a break from sightseeing right now. The weather my first two days was really good but today it’s cloudy and a drizzly.
I’m staying in an 8-person dormitory room in a youth hostel in the old part of the city (called Sultanahmet). It’s a decent place; the [...]
It’s about 12.14 pm on my third day in Istanbul. I spent most of my first day walking around the old part of town called Sultanahmet, being accosted by various rug merchants. They’re very friendly people here but I hate high pressure sales pitches to come into a store and look around.
The top floor [...]