As the number of US drone strikes in Pakistan hits 400, research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism finds that fewer than 4% of the people killed have been identified by available records as named members of al Qaeda. This calls in to question US Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim last year that only “confirmed terrorist targets at the highest level” were fired at.
A report from TMZ says that jailed ex-UFC and Bellator fighter Jon Koppenhaver (AKA “War Machine”) has been placed on suicide watch after a corrections officer foiled an attempt earlier in the week.
Poor bastard. His whole life has just been one long trajectory of self-destruction and the destruction of those around him. I don’t know what kind of help he needs but I hope he gets it, though I doubt he will.
There’s a possibility that I’ll be visiting the United States of America for a week next year. If I get out there, I’ll be in Pennsylvania. The only things I know about PA are the Eagles, the Steelers, and a cool German dialect.
My dearest American followers, what else do I need to know about Pennsylvania?