Tracking the continuities, departures and permutations of the War on Terror.
Created 25 Jun 2021
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Return To Little Pakistan: Bobby Khan v. The Police14 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 11 1Ahsanullah “Bobby” Khan. Via Spencer Ackerman. Edited by Sam Thielman SIX YOUNG MEN in their late teens and early twenties stopped eating and stood up when Bobby Khan passed their booth in a restauran...
Return To Little Pakistan: The Reign of Terror in Brooklyn after 9/1110 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 18 1Pakistani-Americans go to a mosque for Friday prayers September 21, 2001 in Brooklyn, New York. Spencer Platt, via Getty. SHE WAS 15. “When the attacks of Sept. 11 came I was called the Taliban becaus...
Ms. Marvel, the Intersectional X-Men, and the War on Terror: A Conversation Between Spencer Ackerman and Saladin Ahmed09 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0Detail from the cover to Ahmed’s TERRORWAR by Dave Acosta with Walter Pereyra & Shawn Lee. Via Copper Bottle. Edited by Sam Thielman Read more
Stream A New Ted Leo Song Inspired By REIGN OF TERROR07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 2Edited by Sam Thielman Read more
Over 900,000 People Dead, a ‘Vast Undercount,’ and $8 Trillion Looted01 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 16 5An Afghan child sits at the "Luigi Fenoglio" Refugee Center in Settimo Torinese near Turin in Italy. Stefano S. Guidi, via Getty. Edited by Sam Thielman BROWN UNIVERSITY’S COSTS OF WAR PROJECT does wh...
Victims of A Drone Strike, Momentarily Visible30 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 21 3The cover to Swedish punk band Anti-Cimex’s EP “Victims of A Bomb Raid.” Via Back on Black Music. Edited by Sam Thielman ON SUNDAY MORNING, U.S. East Coast time, the Pentagon announced that it had exe...
Biden Won't Free The Last Two Afghans at Guantanamo Bay24 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 7 1Afghan refugee Roman Khan displays a photograph of his brother Asadullah Haroon, who is detained at Guantanamo Bay. Abdul Majeed, AFP. Via Getty. Edited by Sam Thielman REGARDLESS OF MY WARNINGS that ...
This Could Be the Next Afghan Insurgency20 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 16 2Sylvester Stallone filming RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART III in Afghanistan. Gary Friedman, LA Times, 1988. Via Getty. Edited by Sam Thielman Who’s ready for a franchise reboot? The U.S. has yet to depart f...
‘Deus Vult,’ Said The Cosmopolitans17 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 11 0American white supremacists burn books while chanting “white Sharia” and “white Afghanistan” in Fishkill, NY. Via the SPLC on YouTube. Edited by Spencer Ackerman Hi everyone, Spencer here. This one’s ...
White Replacement Theory v1.0 Is Returning16 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 13 1Stephen Miller. Via Getty. Edited by Sam Thielman So MAGA – and me! – supported Donald Trump’s 2020 deal with the Taliban for withdrawal from Afghanistan. In the rapturously-reviewed REIGN OF TERROR, ...