Bloody shovel

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News from Barbaria

It’s not there’s a lack of fucked up news in our civilised countries, but its always fun to take a look at what our brothers at the left half of the global Bell Curve are doing.

– It certainly seems that our good pal Bashar Al Assad is winning the civil war in Syria. The never ending uprisings by the Syrian rebels, helped by the PR assistance of the whole Western media (this includes Al Jazeera), were supposed to topple the regime. Yet Assad stands, playing whack-a-Sunni, and winning! So the agitators are getting a bit desperate. There must be something else they can do. They need some new allies perhaps. And they found the perfect weapon: they leaked emails saying that Assad is cheating on his wife. I don’t know if their aim is to harness the power of western housewives. Or make the Allawites desert their leader. I just think they’ll be relieved he’s not into dudes. His taste could be better, though.

I'm a girl. Srsly

– An Indian religious organization from Bihar (the poorest in India) has decided to build a copy of Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat in their home state.  The old Khmer empire was sort of Hindu, and Angkor Wat is without doubt inspired by Indian architecture. So it’s not a stretch to think that Indians may be entitled to copy it in their own land. See how China is copying whole European cities in subtropical provinces. These Indians at least have a point. Nevertheless, the Cambodians are mightly pissed. Angkor Wat is pretty much the only thing worth seeing in Cambodia, and a source of lots of nice foreign currency. I wouldn’t be worried though. Cambodia is close to Thailand and Vietnam, which are nice places. But who wants to go to Bihar?

– Coptic Christians mourn the death of their Patriarch by… stomping 3 believers to death. The 88 year old Patriarch died after 40 years as head of the Coptic church. Rest in peace. It’s always nice to see the copts so… many. And united. They will need the cohesion when the Salafists come with the swords trying to do Allah’s bid. Actually Egypt would be a really nice place if there were nothing but Copts there. If only because there’s only 8 million of them.

Our natural allies. Right.

– 4 whales get stranded in a Chinese beach. Relevant authorities start the process of removing them into the sea. Not so fast. On the night of the 17th, someone cut the meat off the 4 huge whales. Faster than Japanese whale ships.

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