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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Blood of senior Haqqani leader shot dead in Pakistan ruins local hopscotch court

Nasiruddin Haqqani, the chief fundraiser for the Haqqani network–best known for its work on terrorizing neighboring Afghanistan–was shot dead today in Islamabad as the result of an alleged family dispute. Until now, he had apparently been operating at ease in the Pakistani capital–which, apart from serving as a haven for terrorists, also houses the government of Pakistan, which, of course, receives about $1 billion annually from the U.S. explicitly to fight terrorism. 

WEEK IN AUTOCRACY: 14-20 Oct 2012

In case you were wondering what sort of psychopath has nothing better to do than to institute laws that prevent low-income people from receiving contraception, here’s a clue: she’s rich, white, Republican, hates Mexicans, and should be given the electric chair.

‘Quetta Shura’ not a bad name, but ‘Cougars’ is better

As the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Omar calls ‘em as he sees ‘em–however it is that one-eyed bat-shit-loonball-whack-jobs see the world

After massacre, Panetta reminds Afghans there are plenty of other reasons to hate America

It might be nice if the government officials who orchestrated the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would stand trial alongside the U.S. soldier they so readily sent to fight in the first place.

Karzai mourns death of one half-brother, prepares for death of other half-brother

Afghan President Hamid Karzai mourned the death of his half-brother, Ahmed Wali, who was killed earlier this week, and immediately appointed another half-brother, Shah Wali, to fill the vacant position. “Once both of my half-brothers are dead, I’ll technically have one whole brother who is dead–which will be very sad indeed,” the president announced during Wednesday’s funeral service.

Drug trafficking half brother of Hamid Karzai brutally murdered as if he was some drug trafficker or something

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was shot in the head at point blank range today– a brutal form of murder normally reserved for drug traffickers, half brothers of presidents, and Ahmed’s own victims. Unfortunately for Ahmed, he fit two out of the three requirements.

Could Afghanistan become the next Afghanistan?

After last week’s report that 2010 was the “deadliest” year of the war in Afghanistan, with over 2,777 Afghan civilians killed, serious concern has arisen as to what 2011 will bring, with some…

Afghanistan War Actually Not Very Awesome, Leaked Documents Reveal

If there is one thing we can learn from the 92,000 classified military documents recently released to the all-knowing and well-tempered public, it’s that the war in Afghanistan actually is not as fun…

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