Saturday, February 15, 2014

Binocular Snapshot for 02/15/2014

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Until the Iraq war, I would probably have called myself a ‘working class conservative’. I was raised by working class Tories who believed that Britain could do no wrong in the world and by older relatives who loved to reminisce about the Second World War.

It was when we met Young Officers in the Mess on the last evening that some doubts began to appear in my mind.

Another 22 people died in attacks and clashes earlier on Friday, violence has reached a level not seen since 2008

Gunmen also killed a police colonel in his home in the city of Tikrit, north of Baghdad, and shot dead four soldiers on the area's main highway

An improvised explosive device killed a NATO service member in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, Afghan insurgents have increased attacks in recent months.