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  •  A Karzai half-brother used to run the Helmand (6+ / 0-)

    Restaurant in Chicago. It may have been a front, but it was an excellent restaurant for all that.

    He should've stuck it out instead of going home when Karzai took power; the “King of Kandahar” was assassinated by his own bodyguard a couple of years ago.

    When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

    by PhilJD on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 12:15:12 PM PST

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    •  Thinking back 20 or 30 years, I recall (2+ / 0-)
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      exactly the opposite thing being said of PeeWee Herman

      He should've stuck it out
      (not that that's all that relevant for this diary . .. . ).
    •  More seriously, I'm thinking they had (2+ / 0-)
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      a "Helmand" in Baltimore at well.

      I kinda recall going there about 10 years ago; methinks it was pretty good.  

      But of course, I didn't have any idea about all that assassination stuff, seems like such concerns would only be exacerbated in a place like Baltimore . .. . .

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