I hate being that guy, but I'm going to beg an explanation of why this post
is allowed to stand. It's a couple of wikipedia links and a tiny news blurb strung together in a highly ax-grindey way, complete with a sprinkling of anti-Iran sentiment. [more inside]
posted by mek
on Mar 5, 2012 -
I see that jefgodesky's summary
of Jeff Vail's "Intentional Instability Model" has been linked to the sidebar. I suppose this is somewhat subjective, but I'd describe it as a conspiracy theory backed by no evidence whatsoever, not really the best of MetaFilter.
The historical description of British policy also seems completely bogus to me. The British regarded the Middle East as their lifeline to India. It makes no sense for them to have deliberately set up Iraq to fail.
posted by russilwvong
on Jun 22, 2006 -
I remember sometime ago there was a thread about an article speculating what would actually happen in a full nuclear war at the height of nuclear proliferation. I'm having trouble searching for it because of the bulk of threads devoted to the topic of nukes. Do you remember it?
posted by cellphone
on May 4, 2006 -
posted by sjvilla79
on Dec 15, 2005 -
If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war, please reconsider, as the topic has been discussed previously many times.
I know - a minor quibble.
posted by armoured-ant
on Nov 30, 2003 -
Can we have an alternative frontpage where all the posts which mention Iraq are filtered out? I'm getting a bit tired of this war thing and would like to enjoy my MetaFilter Iraq free. Something like www.metafilter.com/noiraq.mefi would be greatly appreciated!
posted by sebas
on Mar 22, 2003 -
I've noticed in a lot of recent threads a rather severe animosity towards our neighbors over at fark.com. Now obviously FARK is not exactly Mensa grade material, but I've found it is good for laugh and for entertaining bar-brawl style arguments. As someone who visits both MeFi and Fark daily I find they both provide nourishment for the opposing sides of my psyche, MeFi for my thoughtful, intellectual side and Fark for the mook within. Now I can't believe I'm alone in this. I'm just curious, just how many MeFites are also regular(or at least closet) Farkians?
posted by jonmc
on Jan 1, 2002 -