Archive for March 6th, 2008

Drug Policy as a Revolutionary Cycle

An interesting article in the Times about the “glamour” of drug use prompted the realization that drug policy – both here and abroad – has to date followed the classical cycle of instability and revolution familiar to students of history the world over.
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Iraq Map Leaked

Wikileaks, newly freed from their spurious lawsuit, have posted a whole bunch of new stuff in the last day or two – including a military map of Iraq (10MB PDF). Marked “Secret”, the 2005 map shows the location of all the military bases in the country, as well as all the MSRs and ASRs – including “ASR Minneapolis”. (Alas, there’s no “ASR St Paul”. Pity.) An useful reference, if you’ve ever wondered just where a particular FOB happens to be…

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