Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

  "The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (or Resolves) were political statements drafted in 1798 and 1799, in which the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures took the position that the federal Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional. The resolutions argued that the … Continue reading

Posted in Justice | 20 Comments

Across the wide Euphrates …

  "As the Syrian forces readies mass crossing of the Euphrates River, the Russian military has sent new self-propelled ferries to the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor. Footage filmed a couple of days ago shows PMM-2M ferries unloading at the … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Middle East, Russia, Syria, The Military Art | 61 Comments

Day off

Nice day.  Play among yourselves.  pl

Posted in Ukraine Crisis | 32 Comments

California: Nullification now – Secession later?

  Nullification as a constitutional theory rests on the belief that the United States is an artifact of an agreement among the states as to a form of government agreeable to them collectively and individually and that this agreement does … Continue reading

Posted in government, Politics | 81 Comments

BBC future newsreel on a new Korean War

"Two US experts talk to the BBC about how a conflict might unfold. You can hear more on what a potential war would mean for the region and the wider world on the BBC podcast The Inquiry here."  BBC ———– … Continue reading

Posted in Korea | 20 Comments

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 20170921 by Patrick Armstrong

(NOTE: Next one will be delayed, away for a couple of weeks) WADA YA KNOW? Fake story, fake accusation as I said at the time "My default position nowadays is that it’s all lies." NYT reports that WADA has cleared … Continue reading

Posted in Patrick Armstrong, Russia | 9 Comments

Whither Mueller?

  It appears to me that the current dream/hope in the "resistance" is that Mueller will fish around enough to come up with "evidence" that DJT and some of the people in his campaign and administration have been witting or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 34 Comments

Trump’s Feel Good Moment is Wrong by Publius Tacitus

A boss and mentor that played an important part in my life (he retired from the Marine Corps as a Colonel and had two tours in Vietnam) had a saying that is applies to Donald Trump's speech at the UN … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, The Military Art | 52 Comments

Open Thread – 20 September 2017


Posted in Open Thread | 51 Comments

“Demand to cancel Iran deal is an Israeli spin” by Ron Ben-Yishai

  " … it’s clearly in the best interest of everyone—including the US and Israel—to uphold the nuclear agreement with Iran and then increase the measures to supervise its implementation in letter and spirit. The US, for example, is currently … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Israel, Policy | 22 Comments