Translation: Man and beast Flesh, spirit and soul Sinew, bone and skin Likeness and image – a tapestry Splendor resembling futility Compared to images of beasts Luster, figure and stature Renew the face of the earth Planting trees in desolate lands Winepresses and stacks of grain Vineyards and sycamores To the demarcated land To heal …
“It had been some 20 years before, during Washington’s first Afghan war, the decade-long, C.I.A.-financed jihad of the 1980’s against the Soviet occupation. Rising to more than 13,000 feet, 35 miles southwest of the provincial capital of Jalalabad, Tora Bora was a fortress of snow-capped peaks, steep valleys and fortified caves. Its miles of tunnels, bunkers and base camps, dug deeply into the steep rock walls, had been part of a C.I.A.-financed complex built for the mujahedeen.” — New York Times, 2005
“…The mountains where ISIS made their base were the same ones used by bin Laden as a bolt hole and the same used by the CIA-backed mujahideen when they were fighting the Soviets in the 1980s.” — CNN, 2017
Pokriva nas ratna tama
Pokriva nas tama joj.
A ja se pitam moja draga
Šta će biti sa nama?
Darkness of war has covered us,
Darkness has covered us… oh.
And I wonder, my dear:
What will happen with us?
“We will stop racing to topple foreign governments.” — Donald Trump
“Why is the U.S. helping ISIS?” — Dennis Kucinich
His humor, his fearless ability to mock, ridicule and insult — anyone and everyone — and the graciousness and laughter with which these offenses were received by his ‘victims’ seems almost remarkable today. They loved him. Perhaps, one day, his comedy will be viewed as evidence, ironically, of an advanced civilization that once (yes, past tense) embraced freedom of expression.
“The outrage grew louder when it was revealed that Hussein K. had previously been detained on charges of murdering a woman in Greece. According to police, he raped a Greek student and threw her off a cliff on the isle of Corfu in May 2013. He had been sentenced to ten years in prison but was released prematurely only two-and-a-half years into his sentence in October 2015, following a Greek law to ease prison overcrowding.”
German authorities say he will be tried as a juvenile.
“Before their independence, the Ottomans ruled the Greeks with an Islam-o iron fist, instituting a regime of apartheid and enslaving whole populations of our forefathers for some 400 years…whole communities across Greece were wiped out. An enormous amount of blood was spilled in the name of Greek independence from Muslim Turks…” — Faith Goldy