Monthly Archives: October 2017

The NY Times is wrong again. I was spat upon.

  "The reporter was asking about accounts that soldiers returning from Vietnam had been spat on by antiwar activists. I had told her the stories were not true. I told her that, on the contrary, opponents of the war had … Continue reading

Posted in Media | 105 Comments


A friend recently observed about President Donald Trump: "Ignore what he says, but watch what he does."  In general, this is a useful guide to the rollercoaster ride that is the Trump Presidency.  But on some occasions, it is useful … Continue reading

Posted in Harper | 18 Comments

Decision time in Deir Ezzor – TTG

"BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – Three years ago, the Syrian Arab Army was withdrawing from much of eastern Syria, with little hope to hold onto the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor. However, that would all change in late September 2015 … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Iraq, Syria, TTG | 15 Comments

Donald Trump KowTows to Israel on Iran Part II by Publius Tacitus

While the Trumper gave a good teleprompter speech today on the topic of Iran and nukes, he demonstrated great ignorance on the reality that is Iran. He clearly is reflecting the Israeli right wing view on the matter, one that … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, Iran | 81 Comments

Who wrote Trump’s de-certification speech? Part 1

  "Iran has repeatedly insisted that it does not seek nuclear arms, but says it will not give up the ability to enrich uranium for energy and research reactors. Instead of withdrawing outright, Trump will ask Congress to amend a … Continue reading

Posted in Iran | 66 Comments

And now for something scientifical …

  "The Falcon 9 lifted off at 6:53 p.m. EDT (2253 GMT) from historic Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. About 8.5 minutes later, the first stage came back to Earth for a pinpoint landing on the … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Space | 54 Comments

The MSM are denouncing South Front as a Kremlin instrument

  "SouthFront has repeatedly been accused of being pro-Russian propaganda, anti-Erdogan propaganda, pro-Trump propaganda, anti-Russian propaganda, pro-Iranian propaganda, pro-Assad propaganda, anti-Assad propaganda and so on. The allegations have been made by various different media outlets, think tanks and media activists. … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Media | 94 Comments

Israeli Defense Forces: Military Capabilities, Scenarios for the Third Lebanon War: SF

  "On September 11, 2017, he (Liberman) also wrote “I very much advise our northern neighbours not to test us and not to threaten, because we take threats seriously. I do not recommend that they start a conflict with Israel, … Continue reading

Posted in Israel | 24 Comments

“US Army unprepared to deal with Russia in Europe” – TTG

“The U.S. Army’s rapid reaction force in Europe is underequipped, undermanned and inadequately organized to confront military aggression from Russia or its high-tech proxies, according to an internal study that some who have read it view as a wake-up call … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG | 95 Comments


Last week saw the Senate Intelligence Committee going after Russia’s influence in the “free market places of ideas”:  Twitter, Facebook, etc.  Senators fulminated over Twitter’s failure to appreciate the magnitude of the danger of Russia’s interference in free elections.  Cartoonists … Continue reading

Posted in Decameron | 27 Comments