Monthly Archives: August 2006

“Feeling morally, intellectually confused?”

The following is posted at Keith’s blog.  If you don’t want to read it, check out the video posted at Crooks and Liars. This was a great surprise when I saw it last evening.  It is an argument against my … Continue reading

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Book Review of “Cobra 2” and the IDA Report. Lang

Download lang_bkrv.pdf The two books reviewed here bring to mind the remark of Crown Prince Rupprecht (Wittelsbach) of Bavaria who said of the British Expeditionary Force of 1914-15 that they were "an army of lions led by asses." This will … Continue reading

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Gunter Grass and 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg Seattle Post-Intelligencer ————————————————————- I "wuz" drafted is his story.  He says he first was in a labor unit, then he tried to join the navy (submarines) and then "found himself" in the Waffen SS.  That may well be.  This … Continue reading

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Vietnam War

Someone said in a recent comment that we should thrash it out about Vietnam.  OK.  Start here. Pat Lang

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The Advisor 26 August, 2006

Download the_advisor_26_august_2006.pdf Someone should proof read these. Pat Lang

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Iraq Fatalities

"The death rate of American troops in Vietnam was 5.6 times that observed in Iraq. Part of the reduction in the death rate is attributable to improvements in military medicine and such things as the use of body armor. These … Continue reading

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La Rendicion de Breda

Diego Velazquez

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“Fight ’em there or fight ’em here”

The cartoon involving Zawahiri below is here as a symbol of the vapid incomprehension of the Jihadi adversary which characterizes the thinking of many who suscribe to the "Fight ’em there or fight ’em here" school of "thought." PL —————————————————————————— … Continue reading

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Pete Hoekstra and a new Snow Job.

"The Washington Post said the House of Representatives’ intelligence committee report backed the White House position that Tehran was developing a nuclear weapons program that posed a significant danger to the US, but it chided the intelligence community for not … Continue reading

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Pirates Part 2 – Farrell

Download pirates_of_the_caribbean_dead_mans_chest.doc General Farrell’s review.

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