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Now the president is writing for the Onion... Awesome!

I was searching for a quote by Hermin Goering and the first hit I got back from my poorly search was the fabulous headline…

President Declares ‘Freedom at War with Fear’

Which is pretty funny except it isn’t from The Onion but the White House.

These people are insane…

The quote I was looking for is from the Nuremburg trial of the Nazi leader Hermann Goering…

“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

In other news, apparently, in keeping with our foreign policy of isolating and not supporting unstable middle eastern countries run by cruel dictators we are now selling nuclear power to Saudi Arabia, because hey rogue regimes aren’t rogue regimes, they are “strategic allies” until we stop being friends with them right?

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In 2002, a journalist was walking through Kandahar and came across a photos shop that was selling a collection of photos of the Taliban. The whole thing is pretty far out – 50’s era looking washed out color photos of effeminate men holding hands and showing off their guns. When not posing for glamor shots, these guys torture people for fun. Given that taking a photo of anyone that shows their face (or having a statue or even a shop mannequin with a head) was illegal and could get you killed, this is pretty weird stuff.

Here’s the Photo Essay.

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