A Declassified State Department Report Says Microwaves Didn’t Cause “Havana Syndrome”

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/havana-syndrome-jason-crickets

While we’re on the topic of possibly lavish and unnecessary spending, the house just unanimously passed a bill providing even more generous healthcare to spies with a “disease” the State Department knows is fake. Are the fiscal conservatives here aghast at this?

Misunderstanding the Taliban

If the last two centuries have taught students of world history anything, it should be this: most peoples will eventually expel foreign occupiers, unless you inflict genocidal levels of violence upon them or explicitly integrate them into your empire. 

https://fx.substack.com/p/misunderstanding-the-taliban?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo4NzQzMjM0LCJwb3N0X2lkIjo0MDc0Mzc4NCwiXyI6Im9VNXZLIiwiaWF0IjoxNjMwNTg2NTUyLCJleHAiOjE2MzA1OTAxNTIsImlzcyI6InB1Yi02NDc5Iiwic3ViIjoicG9zdC1yZWFjdGlvbiJ9.vKhAxfa8kNm11_uUcFhnZT7SIvdGTIqsOiyigaH7jQo