Friday 1 June 2012

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Aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo report atrocities committed in a multi-fronted battle that includes government troops, militia and remains of a Rwandan rebel troop based in Congo. 

This NY Times article retraces the development of the Obama administration's (and specifically, Obama's) with regards to secret "kill lists" and decisions about drone strikes. It's one of the most terrifying things I've read in a while.
Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,” poring over terrorist suspects’ biographies on what one official calls the macabre “baseball cards” of an unconventional war. When a rare opportunity for a drone strike at a top terrorist arises — but his family is with him — it is the president who has reserved to himself the final moral calculation.
Mitt Romney struggles to gain the support of Republican foreign policy experts who critisize his proximity to Neo-Conservatives left behind by the Bush administration. 

The Guardian about Mitt Romney's performance in the Primaries after his victory was already secure. 

Pop Culture: 

Last Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, Blackwater, written by George R.R. Martin himself, is probably one of the best episodes of television this year - even though this night's Mad Men was pretty spectacular, also. I'll try to write a review for cellar door...

Regina Spektor's sixth record, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, was released on Tuesday. This is my favourite song
Aleksa Palladino (Boardwalk Empire) and Devon Church's Exitmusic released their debut full-length record The Passage last week. 

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