Monthly Archives: August 2021

Archilochos Offers an Infamous Epode on Sexual Passion

Archilochos P. Cologne 7511 Translated by Steven J. Willett A Roman Copy of a Hellenistic Portrait Head of Archilochos Note 1: The Cologne 7511 epode is the longest poetic fragment we have of Archilochos of Paros c. 680-645BC. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Willett | 3 Comments

The desert will bloom.

Comment: I have been involved with reverse osmosis de-salination since I left the government. It was an interest of a former employer. This is not reverse osmosis. IMO this is a major innovation that will open up vast areas without … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, Science, The economy | 14 Comments

“The mujahideen resistance to the Taliban begins now. But we need help.” – TTG

The words in the title are the words of Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan. He wrote an open letter to the West a few days ago in the form of an opinion piece in … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, The Military Art, TTG | 103 Comments

God’s Creatures

Posted in Afghanistan | 25 Comments

What is to be done in the “Emirate of Afghanistan? “

According to the full, unedited transcript of the Stephanopoulos/ABC interview yesterday, Joe wants to believe that his son, Beau, the army national guard lawyer who served in Iraq for six or eight months before his father asked for him to … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, Current Affairs, government, Pakistan | 77 Comments

Republican Leaders Missing in Action As Patriots Rot in Jail

The unjust political imprisonment of American citizens who entered the Capitol on January 6, many at the invitation of Capitol Police, continues and it is a horror show. There are a few Republican politicians denouncing this injustice, but the leadership … Continue reading

Posted in Larry Johnson | 19 Comments


Eleven years ago Col. Lang participated in a debate in New York City on the proposition that the US could not win a war in Afghanistan based on the Obama Administration’s declared counterinsurgency strategy. Today Col. Lang’s assessment carries even … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan | 11 Comments


THE END. The unipolar moment is over and the hyperpower was defeated by a guy on a bicycle (with, note, a rifle the US taxpayer provided.) NATO’s brag of going everywhere and doing wonderful things pops like a bubble. Members … Continue reading

Posted in Patrick Armstrong, Russia | 2 Comments

In Afghanistan, Americans were the fools who tried to hustle the East | Mulshine

Today 6:34 AM By Paul Mulshine | Star-Ledger Columnist Gee, who could have predicted this Afghanistan debacle? I’ll tell you who: Half the panelists at a debate over the future of Afghanistan that was held in 2009. The debate was organized … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns | 41 Comments

Open Thread 18 August, 2021

I am tired of the vapid bullshit coming out of the Biden Administration.. Have at it. pl

Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, government, Open Thread, Whatever | 53 Comments