Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On the road . . .

As you know, so I'll outsource to one of my innumerable weird e-mailers.

New York, NY (July 24, 2012) - VICE today announces its latest news series, The VICE Guide to Female Fighters of Kurdistan, featuring VICE host Thomas "Baby Balls" Morton and the women guerilla soldiers of Northern Iraq. While the US military is still wringing its hands about letting women serve in combat, for the Kurds of Northern Iraq it's a no-brainer. In the series, VICE traveled to just shy of the Iranian border to hang out with the women's division of PJAK (that's the Free Life for Kurdistan Party) for a day of guerilla-style drilling, marching, AK47 practice, and—of course—line dancing, to see if they're as deadly as they are delightful to the eyes.

I assume this has something to do with another blog to which I contribute,  Today in Afghanistan, which was at one time an A-list blog called Today in Iraq, linked from Atrios and Riverbend and getting thousands of hits every day. However, nobody in the U.S. seems to give a shit about Afghanistan. I do not know why.

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