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Afghan Dispatch # 3

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Why the truth – or the Taliban’s folkloric interpretation of it – can sometimes be stranger than fiction. As told – with minor embellishments - to our man in the 'stan Miles Amoore by a Taliban commander in Kandahar... Months of intensive training inside a Pakistani madrassa all boiled down…

Afghan Dispatch # 2 - Balls out in Kandahar

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Someone needs to have a serious word with the makers of the American army’s combat uniforms. In Kandahar, where I spent a month patrolling through grape fields with American soldiers as they fought the Taliban, it was common to see soldiers walking around with their genitals swinging in the wind.…

Happy Birthday Tony

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In the shimmering burnt orange landscape of the Nevada desert, a lone car speeds across the sand, trailing behind it a winding snake of violently shifting dust. The horizon offers no clue to the vehicle’s destination; everywhere is barren and empty. A deep subterranean rumble and the muffled yet audible clank of some giant…

As Long As There’s Just Two Of You

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As the city clock struck midnight, I made my way towards an 'Once' booth near the centre. You know those boxes, where they sell lottery tickets. I can't tell you which one because you see, this was no ordinary once booth. You cannot enter unless you have a key. The…

Papa Tone

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THE FOLLOWING TRANSMISSION FELL THROUGH A RIP IN THE FABRIC OF TIME AND SPACE LAST TUESDAY...Things looked like they’d been going bad for a while, but it wasn’t until the Vatican anointed Tony Blair as the new Pope (taking the Papal name Innocent IX, but asking all to call him…

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