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Current news

Apparently to actually read any of the articles that load in my RSS reader to the right you have to register with that website.  That sucks, so I’ve changed them out for better quality Yahoo News and NY Times feeds.  Enjoy 🙂

Anyways, there has been a lot of activity in Afghanistan recently.  Recent attacks on French forces have cause more than 20 casualties.  Another attack on a major US base in the SE part of the country was haulted thanks to the help of the Air Cav, however the fact that they are increasingly more daring and attacks are more frequent, is not a good sign.

To top all that off, a long standing belief that Pakistan’s ISI (kind of like our CIA) has been aiding Al Qaeda and giving them information about coalition movement and plans.  This is possibly the cause of the recent attacks on the US and French.  source  Also, you may have heard that Pakistan President Musharraf stepped down earlier this week when it became clear that parliament meant to impeach him.  Although he gained power through a military coup, and did little to stomp out corruption, he was VERY anti-extremism, which is what led to the relationship between Pakistan and the US.  Now that he is gone, it will be very interesting to see how much bolder the ISI gets in providing intelligence support to Al Qaeda.

I cant really write much more now, so please check out some of the news.  I highly recommend Yahoo and NY Times.  Both have great coverage of Afghanistan.



New theme?

What do you all think of the new theme?  I liked the style of the old black one, but this is more functional I think.  Let me know what you think, while I continue to look for new themes.


Keeping current

I know a few people are interested in getting email updates or subscribing via RSS.  I’m looking into it and trying to find a way to do both.  I think I have the RSS thing down.  You should be able to use the RSS link at the top of the right sidebar, if you use an RSS reader.

The email thing is proving a little more difficult.  I’m having some trouble understanding the code that goes into the link.  You’ll notice at another spot at the bottom of the sidebar it says to enter your email address, but there is no text box to do so…  Hopefully that will be taken care of soon.

And on a side note, please fill in your name and email address when making comments, so I know who the heck you are.  Thanks! 🙂


update! – to subscribe to email updates, you click on the link at the bottom of the sidebar, which takes you to “feedburner.com” where you can enter your email address.  It seems that wordpress doesnt allow “forms” on their blogs, so thats why.

Messing with settings

Apparently posting comments wasn’t working before (Thanks Dad!).   I’ve messed with the settings so you should be able to post now.  I know everyone is just dying to comment on my wicked sweet blog!

Starting out small…

Very first post.  I’m going to try and post often during ther beginning to try and make a habit of it, so I apologize if it’s not the most interesting… :/