"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Alcoholic Yeti
in the
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Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Lion of Panjshir

Ahmed Shah Massoud was assassinated on September 9, 2001, by two al-Qaeda agents posing as Belgian journalists. If you do not know who Massoud was, or why Osama bin Laden believed (rightly) that it was vital that he be killed before al-Qaeda's blow fell upon the United States two days later, then you should find out. In the meantime, you should remain quiet when others discuss the war in Iraq, or the War on Terror, as you are not entitled to an opinion. Please refrain also from voting in any federal election, as you are not qualified to do so.

But for goodness sake don't worry. While you and your friends are discussing the relative merits of Lindsay Lohan's most recent plastic surgery, al-Queda and its allies around the world are carefully, methodically, relentlessly, and competently planning to kill you, to kill your children, and to kill your parents.

Have a nice day.

Comments on "The Lion of Panjshir"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:55 PM) : 

Dear Mr. Snotty:

Perhaps you would like to provide a link or two, so that the benighted ignoramuses can mend the defects in their education?

Thanks ever so much. And you have a nice day, too.


Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Well, you might want to start with "Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001," by Steve Coll. It won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2005.


Blogger Wilhelm said ... (5:42 PM) : 

Thanks. My copy of Ghost Wars arrived in the mail today from Amazon. I'll get to reading it as soon as I finish Cobra II.


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