Hey, Most Powerful Military in the World

In just 140 characters at a time the Taliban is talking back to the US Military:

The New York Daily News reported that the account @isafmedia wrote: “How much longer will terrorists put innocent Afghans in harm’s way?”

To which Abdulqahar Balkhi, a “mouthpiece” for the Taliban, rebutted: “I dnt knw. U hve bn pttng them n ‘harm’s way’ fr da pst 10 years. Razd whole vilgs n markts. n stil hv da nrve to tlk bout ‘harm’s way.’”

(h/t Nora Connor) Continue Reading →


Our very favorite story these days is the one about how, you know, those religious people — the pope, nuns, pastors, really Christian Christians — are surprisingly into technology.  Gasp!  Doesn’t religion mean medieval sensibilities or at least some backwards technophobia?  But it would seem, as The Guardian reports today, that everybody’s on twitter now, even those Arab super-religious cave-dwellers with guns, the Taliban.  According to Gawker, they’ll have to sauce up their tweets if they want more followers, though. Continue Reading →