Good Fighter, Can’t Cheerlead Worth A Damn.
The War Nerd writes an insightful piece on why Obama doesn't get much credit for military successes.
The War Nerd (previously
) breaks tone somewhat to celebrate the life of Benjamin Grierson
, who would go from being kicked in the head by a horse as a youth to leading, "the greatest cavalry raid of the whole war, riding from Tennessee 600 miles almost due south through enemy territory to land safe in Baton Rouge, LA, inflicting ten times the casualties he had himself—and then going on to be the one white officer who stood up for the black freedmen 'Buffalo Soldiers' in the far West, at a time when America was using white-vs-black to heal up the raw North-vs-South scars."
, better known as The War Nerd
, has switched from bimonthly articles to a daily blog. First stop
? Why Lybia
! Where else
? [more inside]
General Laurent Nkunda
is a Tutsi warlord in Katanga
who was recently interviewed
by the Huffington Post. The BBC
believe he is nothing more than your standard African rebel with a long list of atrocities to his name. An opinion supported by the UN and some human rights groups. The War Nerd
has come to his defense
, however, suggesting that he's just angered the UN by refusing to disarm and allow the Hutu "refugees" from the Rwandan Genocide to terrorize the lands under his control. [more inside]
I Told you the whole idea of “Hindu militants” was laughable.
's 'war nerd' turns in another fantastically upsetting, yet dead true column. My favorite line:
"Congratulations on shooting that Fortuin guy, the only interesting Dutchman in the past 200 years! Can’t have people like that running around!"