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Re: “The Devils We Know

Exactly right, Patience.

Which again begs the issue of why Boise Weekly is publishing this crap.

Perhaps we'll have to wait until Mr. Ralls brings his road show through Idaho for a few days and then writes how the state is nothing but a bunch of neo-nazi rubes who leave derelict cars on cinder blocks and abandoned refrigerators in their front yards. One wonders if Boise Weekly will publish that.

Again, I await comment from Boise weekly.

Posted by richinuz on 12/16/2010 at 5:00 AM

Re: “The Devils We Know

As a Boise native, as well as someone who has lived and worked in Central Asia for the past eight years, I can say that Ted Ralls is considered an idiot by most who have been working in and dealing with the situation in this region for a long time. He has spent little time here and has little knowledge and something close to a complete misunderstanding of the political, social, economic and religious issues here.

That is not to say things are well in this region - they are not. However, to reduce these issues to "mcnuggets," does nothing to help. They are very complicated, and Ted Ralls has been trying to "dine out" on his limited experience for a long time - much to the exasperation of those who do understand (as much as anyone can, and many spend their lives trying to do it) the region.

One wonders why Boise Weekly would publish his gibberish. Do you have editors? Fact checkers? Anything along those lines? One only needs to Google Ted Ralls to hear the criticisms of his views by actual experts.

How many times have we all seen articles by people who spent two weeks in Idaho dissecting the situation there? If that is all it takes to get published in Boise Weekly, I have many submissions ready. Of course, none of them have any actual factual basis. Apparently, that's not an issue.

Posted by richinuz on 12/15/2010 at 9:32 AM

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