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More views of the events at Basra (1) – experts

Here are some more excellent reports on events in Basra, in addition to those I posted yesterday.  Personally I have nothing to say about events in Basra, except two warnings regarding the flood of analysis flooding the media (these are not original, of course): There are no neutrals about the Iraq War.  Watch for the …

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War porn

A fascinating development of the Iraq War are the “war bloggers”, like Michael Yon and Bill Roggio, providing disintermediated news — non-journalists reporting directly from Iraq.  Free from the commercial and political entanglements of the major media, war bloggers can precisely target their audience.  Many of them report events using the narrative that brought Tom Clancy fame and fortune.  It …

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