Dsquared speak

You listen: As he did in Iraq, Chirac has played a blinder diplomatically. I don’t think anyone ought to have ever believed that he was going to unilaterally cough up the men and money for this forlorn hope of a peacekeeping force. All that France provided was a convenient pretext for Hizbullah and Israel to …

Oh yeah, the apocalypse. Totally didn’t happen yesterday, did it?

It says on the blog’s home page that we’re supposed to write about the impending apocalypse, and I’ll admit it. I’ve been remiss in my duties. This is because I don’t read wingnut blogs, preferring to read material by writers who aren’t completely out of their minds. Apparently, "Islam scholar" Bernard Lewis predicted that August …

History of Oil

While we’re still waiting for the MySQL server, and the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan archives, to come back up, here’s something that Branko linked to a few days ago: Robert Newman’s History of Oil, a 45-minute comedy-tised documentary about the history of Western, ehrm, involvement in the Middle East and the desire among countries to control …