A photo of Karachi’s KFC branch went viral during the Baltimore riots…

https://twitter.com/slangincrack/status/592849255183872000 Except SlanginCrack and his, er, pals did no such thing in Baltimore. I thought this image seemed familiar and sure enough – as @buileshuibhne points out here in a post that you absolutely must read – it is indeed familiar, having first been posted in 2012. It actually shows a KFC in Karachi. I remember the … More A photo of Karachi’s KFC branch went viral during the Baltimore riots…

The propaganda war

Bonhams in New York has a World War Two auction tomorrow. As well as a surrender order sent by the surrounded German president to the head of the Luftwaffe and the effects of the Enola Gay’s co-pilot, there’s a great selection of propaganda posters. These Keep Calm and Carry On will sell for a packet, … More The propaganda war

Did you notice this yesterday? The NY Times named the former head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Centre… Perhaps no single C.I.A. officer has been more central to the effort than Michael D’Andrea, a gaunt, chain-smoking convert to Islam who was chief of operations during the birth of the agency’s detention and interrogation program and then, as … More