Monthly Archives: November 2016

Mediaworld and the reality of East Aleppo

IMO the Battle of East Aleppo will be over soon.  R+6 is carving up what is left of the pocket like a Christmas "Turkey" (Heh! Heh!).  The Sheikh Sa'eed neighborhood at the south end of the kessel fell today, and … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Syria | 65 Comments

The Madness of Sultan Tayyip

1 – He has gutted much of the educated middle class of Turkey in his frantic persecution of all those he thinks might not be loyal to him. 2 – He has sent the Turkish Army into Syria in what … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Middle East, Syria, Turkey | 105 Comments

Joe Scarborough thinks East Aleppo is the Warsaw Ghetto

According to the Western Media the population of that part of East Aleppo that is still in rebel (read jihadi) hands is terrified at the thought that soon they will be in the clutches of the SAA and its Palestinian, … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Syria | 43 Comments

SHORT AND SHARP: East Aleppo Rebel Stronghold Stormed by SAA and Allies

By Patrick BAHZAD    As readers will probably be aware by now, huge developments have taken place in rebel held Eastern Aleppo over the weekend. In a matter of 48 hours, the rebels have lost some 40 % of the … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, Russia, Syria | 49 Comments

The Counterattack Against President – Elect Trump By Walrus.

At least as I was taught and trained, it is standard military practice, on taking an enemy position, to immediately begin defensive preparations to receive an almost inevitable counterattack. I hope for the sake of America, that President – Elect … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Politics | 168 Comments

Open Thread – 26 November 2016


Posted in Open Thread | 77 Comments

Black Friday Thoughts – 25 November 2016

  1.  President's Daily Book Briefings – The notion that a president or president elect is under ANY obligation to sit through a lengthy daily briefing from a team from the Director of National Intelligence office is just wrong.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Egypt, Iraq, Middle East, Russia, Syria | 85 Comments

The Shipwright – TTG

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." – Saint Francis of … Continue reading

Posted in Fine Art, TTG, Whatever | 18 Comments

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ORIGIN Incensed—Presidents Elect have a right of freedom of speech and expression too.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Politics | Tagged | 273 Comments