Monthly Archives: June 2017

“… To Repeal A War Authorization” Buzzfeed

  "In a move that shocked many in Congress, a House subcommittee adopted an amendment on Thursday that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, the law that US administrations have used as the legal basis … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars | 27 Comments

Not a Gentleman …

Is it not clear?   A gentleman never speaks publicly and adversely about a woman's appearance.  This is especially true if she is an enemy.  pl

Posted in Whatever | 99 Comments

Syrian Update – TTG

Shortly after announcing their de-escalation zone plan, the R+6 began their wide offensive to the east. It’s time for a review of operations and possible plans for future operations. We’ll begin with the a cogent and concise comment made on … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Middle East, Russia, Syria, TTG | 72 Comments


En route to Brussels, Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters that the Syrians are not planning a chemical weapons attack, walking significantly back from statements made earlier in the week by White House press spokesman Sean Spicer.  "They didn't do … Continue reading

Posted in Harper, Syria | 48 Comments

Facebook has stopped accepting my SST posts

Any thoughts?  pl

Posted in Uncategorized | 55 Comments

Unsupported assertions from the WH, or anywhere …

The present occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a capricious and undisciplined man.  He does not read anything but balance sheets (perhaps those are briefed to him).  He watches 24/7 cable news incessantly and forms his understanding of the world … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Russia, Syria | 59 Comments


  In all of the recent partisan bickering over the Senate and House health care bills, the Democrats have charged that the Republicans are cutting Medicaid spending.  From what I can determine from reading the texts, commentaries and Congressional Budget … Continue reading

Posted in Harper | 87 Comments

Blog name

There are now a great many objects in the internet that have "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (the words) embedded in them.  What do you all think of changing the name of the blog to "Pat Lang's Salon?"  pl

Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 92 Comments

Bellingcat Buffoonery on Khan Sheikyoun by Publius Tacitus

The pushback against Sy Hersh's latest piece of genuine investigative journalism in which he exposes the lie that the Government of Syria hit Khan Sheikyoun with a sarin gas attack on 4 April 2017 is based on ignorance and misinformation. One … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Syria, weapons | 69 Comments

On to the Euphates at Albukamal

    "The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is gearing up to attack one of the most important border-crossings between the Deir Ezzor Governorate and Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News today. Led by their 5th Corps, the … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria | 25 Comments