[Marxism] war games

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Nov 9 12:50:30 MST 2009

Shawn Redden wrote:
> Exactly.  Even if that's all they were doing was take pictures, good 
> photography of the border of Iraq and Iran (an area where aerial 
> photography might be problematic) might itself prove to be a valuable 
> resource for reasons totally independent of why they were looking for 
> good shots.  That said, the story that they were vacationing on the 
> border of a war zone and a declared enemy can't seriously pass the 
> smell test to anyone with even a partially functioning olfactory 
> system.  That's not to say there isn't an explanation; only that I 
> haven't heard a serious one yet.

Look, if you take the trouble to read what these people have 
written, you will know that they seek out "hot spots". These are 
not typical backpackers. They are *activists*. It would be weird 
if they turned up in Costa Rica rather than Kurdistan.

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