Friday, December 26, 2008

Balls & Bats

Why, no, patriarchy & testosterone aren't a problem in this world of macho assholes & war in which we exist.
Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan A sixty yr.-old w/ four younger wives should be left to be worn to a nub, not encouraged in this sort of anti-Rick Warren behavior. "Soft bigotry of low expectations" Dep't.:
"If you give an asset $1,000, he'll go out and buy the shiniest junk he can find, and it will be apparent that he has suddenly come into a lot of money from someone," said Jamie Smith, a veteran of CIA covert operations in Afghanistan and now chief executive of SCG International, a private security and intelligence company. "Even if he doesn't get killed, he becomes ineffective as an informant because everyone knows where he got it."
An "asset." A real fucking "human resource," huh?
"You didn't hand it out to younger guys, but it could be a silver bullet to make connections to the older ones," said one retired operative familiar with the drug's use in Afghanistan. Afghan tribal leaders often had four wives -- the maximum number allowed by the Koran -- and aging village patriarchs were easily sold on the utility of a pill that could "put them back in an authoritative position," the official said.
As soon as one's little Mohammed is working again, one is "back in an authoritative position?" Our inability to transcend biology has left us w/ a wonderful world, hasn't it?

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