Syria’s Three (3) Bad Guys Exposed

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There were always two bad guys in Syria, ever since the Assad family took over the Ba'ath Party and created a military dictatorship in 1970. Hafez al-Assad ruled Syria until he died in 2000....

Self-Radicalize; When You Don’t Have Anything Better to Do

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(Photo: Ahmed Khan Rahami, 29, convicted in October 2017 of the September 2016 New York City and New Jersey bombings, injuring 30). In 1992 I took an overnight train from Moscow to Ukraine, with an...

The Shotgun and Rewriting History

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From an old grizzled veteran (my age) named Mike, who contributed a lot of wisdom to our Veterans'Tales site for a few years: You're asleep when  you hear  a thump outside your  bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly ...

If It Sneaks in the Night like a Raid, and Targets Like a Raid

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It's a raid. Dammit. And not a war. A raid is designed to achieve a limited objective. Raids are not impetuous, born of anger or moral indignation...so no, Ivanka seeing children dead from gas did not...

I’m Not a Big Fan of Paul Manafort, but…

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(There are lies, and damned lies….” -Mark Twain) I’m absolutely delirious in my dislike for the Associated Press. And it’s all about honesty and dishonesty. Now, personally I’ve never known Mr Manafort to lie, but I suppose...

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

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"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.