Category Archives: History

“… new instructions for Americans – lower your expectations.” TC

 ” … if you don’t like the fact the shelves are bare in your local store, don’t throw a fit. Don’t be an entitled little tool. Lower your expectations. What did you expect in America? Come on. Bread lines, we’ve … Continue reading

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“THE HISTORICAL MEMORY OF A NATION …”

Posted on June 2, 2020 by Pat Lang “THE HISTORICAL MEMORY OF A NATION IS NOT MERELY A REPOSITORY.  OUR VISION OF THE PAST CHANNELS OUR VISION OF THE FUTURE BY CONSTRAINING OPTIONS, BUT ALSO IT PLAYS A PROACTIVE ROLE.  THIS MEMORY IS … Continue reading

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“Inside every —— there is an American trying to get out …”

I wrote the other day about the responsible job that I thought Austin, Milley and McCkenzie did in their testimony before Congress.  I stand by that judgment but would like to expand my thought in that post. Several times during … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, Borg Wars, government, History, Iraq, Middle East, Religion, The Military Art | 44 Comments

Not surprisingly the generals fought back to defend themselves.

“Top military officials wrapped up the second day of testimony on Capitol Hill over Joe Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal. In Wednesday’s House Armed Services Committee hearing, Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin continued to contradict Biden’s … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, government, History, Policy, Politics, The Military Art | 23 Comments

Yorktown? Where is that?

Comment: Imagine! Just imagine! The God-Emperor Joseph I has admitted that he might have done something stupid to the country without whose help we would have failed in our attempt to free ourselves from Westminster’s tyranny. Go out and visit … Continue reading

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Posted in France, History | 6 Comments

Our memories of 9/11- republished on 9/11 2021

We all have them, memories of the big moments in our shared lives. I remember the moment I learned of JFK’s death.  I was  in Alaska at Ft. Greely in the midst of a course at the Northern Warfare School. … Continue reading

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The jihadis vs the post-Westphalia world system

The Muslims, in particular the Jihadi Sunni, do NOT accept the organization of the world into nation states as was envisioned by Europe in the Treaty of Westphalia in the settlement of the 30 Years War. That war had been … Continue reading

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Posted in History, Iraq, Middle East, Religion | 30 Comments

HARPER: HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?

One of the strategic initiatives that the Biden Administration may be getting right is the diplomatic dialogue with Russia. From the very outset of the new administration, the US has pursued some low-hanging fruit, like the early extension of the … Continue reading

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Posted in China, History, Russia | 99 Comments

” … now doubt his honesty, empathy and leadership.”

“Americans are catching onto President Joe Biden; they are beginning to see what Democrats, along with CNN and MSNBC, et al, so successfully hid from them during last year’s presidential election campaign.  Voters are discovering that they elected a shell of … Continue reading

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Posted in government, History, Politics, Russia | 10 Comments

Calhoun vs. Jackson re-dux?

“The Biden administration sued Texas Friday in an effort to block an executive order allowing state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of carrying illegal immigrants on the grounds that they may be spreading COVID-19. The lawsuit follows a letter from Attorney General Merrick Garland … Continue reading

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Posted in government, History, Politics | 10 Comments