Argh! What a weekend to be out of town and without time to blog. The whole story of the mercenaries held in Zimbabwe is confusing and fascinating, and ties neatly into stuff I’ve written before about “Northbridge”:http://www.polytropos.org/archives/000156.html and “PMCs in general”:http://www.polytropos.org/archives/000312.html. Hopefully by the time I get home there’ll still be something worth commenting on. In the meantime, “Josh Marshall”:http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/ is doing a pretty good job of distilling the news; “Jonathan Edelstein”:http://headheeb.blogmosis.com/ is doing some but I keep hoping for more, seeing as Africa is one of his specialties.