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Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Secret History of Sarin - H.P. Albarelli & Ran Daniel

A Secret Order
[Crossposted from The Secret History of Sarin]
Over the past several months the world has witnessed the heinous and lethal effects of sarin gas as deployed in Syria, yet virtually unknown is the long history of this deadly chemical compound. Especially abhorrent in this history are sarin’s entangled roots in Nazi Germany and its subsequent exploitation by the United States government. This history also graphically underscores the brutal byproducts brought on by international conflicts and the insane subterfuge that frequently accompanies the aftermath of war.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Parable, Short And Bitter

Dead Man's Hand
Image from fine art america

Some people are sitting at a card table, playing cards. The card table is set squarely over some railroad tracks.

Because I want it that way.