Archive | December 2013
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Let’s Revisit the Crusades_God’s Battalions by Rodney Stark
I remember watching Hollywood’s epic production of the Kingdom of Heaven and wondering just how much was factual especially when it came to the much noted chivalry of Saladin. Was he really the very picture of the western knight in eastern garb and were the Templar’s as bad as the movie made them out to […]
US Threatens Denmark
As the world now knows the Danish PM, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, shamelessly enticed President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron at the funeral of Nelson Mandela. Upon his return to the US the President ordered US warships to the North Sea to threaten the Copenhagen government and have it turn over their flirtatious PM to […]
Obama Crosses the Rubicon
Originally posted on My Take:
I believe that the founders of our country had a measure of genius and most of that came from being keen observers of the past. They were educated men with a grasp of history as well as students of government of states long ago that had passed into the dust…
Decemer 7th, 1917…American Declares War on Who?
I read the other day that on December 7th, 1917 the US declared war on Austria-Hungry. I did not know that and noted the December 7th irony because that’s the day the US declared war on the Empire of Japan in 1941 following Pearl Harbor. I guess the declaration of war on Austria-Hungary is a […]
Pictures that have interested me
Some pics that I grabbed from various sources for various reasons. ( I’m publishing from a tablet and curious as to how this will turn out!) German Me-110 German Panther tank modified to look like American M-10 Tank Destroyer, Battle of the Bulge American Shermans Highland Regiment, unsure of date, maybe Crimean War? American National […]
Rules of Engagement
A story in the UK’s Telegraph tells the story of a Royal Marine Commando who was tried and convicted of the murder of a wounded Taliban fighter. The story can be found here. The marine did not deny he shot the Taliban fighter but maintains he believed the man already dead. In other words in […]