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The Majlis

17 Januar, 2010 (14:53) | News, Politics | By: pooq

This blog obviously seems to be a news blog. And the header of the current post is: „Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud likely injured in drone strike“. An US drone has attacked a former religious school near Razmak in North Waziristan. In this attack a handful suspected Taliban had been killed and Hakimullah Mehsud has been […]

Waq al-Waq

15 Januar, 2010 (19:45) | Politics | By: pooq

Waq al-Waq. I don’t know what that means. And the subtitile is not very helpful for me: „Those of you who are familiar with the story cycle of Sayf bin Dhi Yazan, or the work of Muhammad Mahmud al-Zubayri or even, and I’m reaching here, Yaqut al-Hamawi’s Mu’ajim al-Buldan will understand.“ But the author has […]

Kings of War

15 Januar, 2010 (16:48) | Politics | By: pooq

As far as I remember even in medieval times there have been few kings at all. And after that era their interest in participating themselves in a war did strongly cease. So who are they, the King of wars? „Are you experienced?“ (Yes, your majesty) So here we go. Mark Urban, „one of our finest […]