I have neither the background nor the knowledge skill set to assess the actual dangers involved in ‘fake weed.’ But I have t0 say: somewhere on this website there should be a fairly obvious and loud “THIS IS NOT A VIRAL TIE-IN FOR A MEDIA EVENT. THIS IS A REAL WEBSITE DISCUSSING A LEGITIMATE PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE.” I spent five minutes trying to figure out what the video game was that this site was supposed to be flogging.
Seriously, this is not exactly a picture that you expect to see in a public health site.
I mean, a real one.
You know, Uzbekistan. Where they BOIL PEOPLE ALIVE.
Not being content to embrace and expand a program of deniable third-party torture as a viable counter-terrorism tool, the Obama administration has apparently decided to try to mend relations with the nation of Uzbekistan (H/T: Instapundit):
Sources: US considers Uzbekistan as backup base
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering resuming military cooperation with hardline Uzbekistan as a potential backup plan given the uncertain future of a nearby air base that is a main artery for troops and supplies for the widening Afghanistan war, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Defense officials say they are examining options for supply routes through a semicircle of nations from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf that could be used in place of a strategic air base in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.
This is, of course, in response to said air base being closed in response to Russian ‘encouragement’… which is in itself in response to the election of a new President of the United States. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, here. Continue reading US negotiating to reoccupy Uzbek air base?