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    While You Slept III: Putin, Iran, and the Iranian Hijacking of American Military Vehicles

    Circumstances of various kinds have prevented me from writing this for a while, but the silence of the general media on this topic for two months has forced me to alert RedState readers to this “behind the scenes” story, which is actually available to anyone with the time to follow it. I have not yet read anything connecting the dots to Putin. The American Public has | Read More »

    Are We Entering The World of “24” ?

    Fourteen years ago, conceived before the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 were hit by Islamic terrorists, a television show called 24 had debuted on the FOX network.  The premise of this show’s alternative America was that terrorist attacks were becoming regular events.  A special agency called the Counter-Terrorism Unit was desperately tracking as many suspects as possible in order to thwart them.  The hero was an agent | Read More »

    Putin, Philosophy, The Eastern Mediterranean, and Obama’s Arrogance

    Earlier this year I wrote a diary on Putin and his courtship of Greece, and how this was quite predictable, if one knew that one of the main driving forces in Russian History is a quest to control the eastern Mediterranean, i.e. a quest to bring Russia access to a port which does not freeze. Putin’s annexation of the Crimea was part of that same | Read More »

    While You Slept II: Russia Dominates the Eastern Mediterranean

    While You Slept by John T. Flynn is a classic analysis from the “Who lost China?” debate of the Cold War.  Flynn showed how “softness on Communism” in the Roosevelt-Truman State Department and how propaganda in the U.S. media prepared the way for Mao-Tse-Tung’s murderous Communist dictatorship. Today we are watching a similar story in Eastern Europe and in the Eastern Mediterranean: because of “softness on | Read More »

    Your 2008-2016 Depression and Anger, St. Augustine, Oswald Spengler, A Host of Others, and Your Future

    In the movie Ben-Hur, based on the book by Civil War General Lew Wallace, a book rarely if ever read in the schools these days, Balthasar (one of the Three Kings) witnesses the crucifixion of Jesus, and crushed by the madness he has seen in Jerusalem, he turns away and says: “I have lived too long.” After reading many things at assorted Conservative sites such | Read More »

    The Crusades: Today’s Fictions vs. Yesterday’s Facts

    Some members have requested that I compose an essay on the Crusades.  I have been reluctant because of the size of such a subject, and for other reasons. Today, since I had some time, and because a few good people have asked, I have written the following. The History of the Crusades cannot possibly be addressed properly in an essay for a website.  The purpose here | Read More »

    Homosexuality, Transvestism, Macy’s, McDonald’s, and Thanksgiving!

    When you wanted to watch Thanksgiving Day parades in the good ol’ days, networks used to have cameras which showed the parade.  You would have to endure commentary full of terrible jokes from Level Z celebrities and news reporters who had drawn the short straw, but you could always turn down the sound. A good number of years ago, this began to change: promotions for | Read More »

    Why Should the British Support BIG BRObama In Anything?

    From the first moments after the inauguration in 2009, when BIG BRObama removed the bust of Winston Churchill from the White House, the current resident of that domicile has practically looked for excuses to insult the British. Nile Gardiner of the British newspaper has been keeping a running list of MAObama’s insults. Since first taking office in 2009, the Obama presidency has displayed what can | Read More »

    California Republican Wins State Senate Seat With – YES! – Hispanic Support [Promoted]

    Promoted from Diaries. I will not write too much myself, but the Republican establishment needs to pay attention to this election. From BREITBART: Excerpts: As Breitbart News had previously reported, though, “Vidak, a working class candidate, resonated with working class Hispanics in the district who also saw how coastal California elites were not putting their bread-and-butter interests first.” Vidak ran broadly on “the bifurcation of | Read More »

    Helping The Poor vs. Keeping Government Small: The Phony Choice

    Ah, Wilderness!  Ah, Compassionate Conservatism!  The former brings you fresh air, the latter makes you gag! Governor John Kasich of Ohio, who has stumbled politically several times and blamed everyone but himself, yesterday insisted that God, or more specifically, Saint Peter, was on his side about accepting BIG BRObama’s poison pill known as Medicaid Expansion. “The most-important thing for this legislature to think about: Put | Read More »