This gets airbrushed out of history.. JFK and the seeds of disaster in Vietnam
"Lodge and the journalists he relied on for information—particularly David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan —believed that replacing Diem with a more liberal regime would placate critics and bolster the war effort. Lodge dismissed the advice of knowledgeable Americans, such as his predecessor, Frederick Nolting, who emphasized Diem's strengths and warned that liberalization would play into the enemy's hands."
Four Words That Moved The World: Tear Down This Wall
"Nor did many Soviet citizens perceive the rally as an insult. To the contrary, it gave heart to tens of millions. While Western elites regarded Mr. Gorbachev as a reformer, many in his country knew he was already working to retard or reverse the reforms he himself had initiated. Genuine Soviet reformers feared that "free emigration" would mean only the token release of a few hundred famous individuals, under cover of which the Communist Party would retain its political monopoly and its chokehold on the USSR's restive national republics. Until the end of his life, Sakharov himself struggled with Mr. Gorbachev over the preservation of the one-party Communist system. In his conversations with me, Sakharov stressed how only continued Western pressure could, over time, "help" the Soviet leader and the Soviet system reform themselves out of business."
And we have Claire Berlinski's The Cold War Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East.
Pacepa “ In the highly classified manuel of dezinformatsiya that codified my life within the Soviet inteligence community, it was proclaimed, all in upper case letters: “IF YOU ARE GOOD AT DISINFORMATION YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING. “
Democrats promise. Republicans fix. Democrats promised you healthcare and gave you a nightmare. It's Time for the Fix.
Another lost and forgotten war hero remembered..
Exactly 96 years after Trooper Thomas O'Leary won the Military Medal for gallantry in the 1917 Charge of Beersheba, a memorial headstone was dedicated at his grave on Thursday.
The ceremony in Townsville's Belgian Gardens Cemetery was organised by the RSL to coincide with the Poppy Appeal in the run up to Remembrance Day.
Trooper O'Leary was a cavalry scout with the 4th Light Horse Regiment who raced ahead of his unit into the Palestinian town of Beersheba, in modern-day Israel, where he captured 30 Ottoman Turkish soldiers and a field gun.
But after returning to Australia in 1919 he became a recluse, living alone in a shack on the edge of Townsville.
He committed suicide in 1956 at the age of 72 and was buried in a pauper's grave, the RSL said.
A force of 500 Australians seized Beersheba from 1500 Ottoman troops in just an hour.
The battle was the beginning of the end for Ottoman rule in Palestine and cleared the way for Britain to sign the 1917 Balfour declaration that contributed to the creation of a Jewish state.
Rob, It's the liberal entitlement compact vis a vis military industrial complex.. They live in clusters and given that they belong to the entitled class they walk around putting on Ayres.
For in that Obamacare sleep of death what dreams may come true..
Epitaph for Obama:
Here lies Barack Obama:
“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period..”
No joy with the toy enforcers.. To paraphrase De Niro's Travis Bickle You toyin' with me?
Sebelius spits the dummy..
Brand is a socialist paradigm of virtue.. living proof of the expression "hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue" .. or as Dr Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory noted so acerbically referring to himself and back to his accusing associates “don’t you know a hypocrite when you see one.”
Does it mean Obama is busted..? Or for that matter bested?
But it's all in the DNA..
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It's all in the genes.. Betty White at 91 proves it.. Money helps later but you've got to have the genes first.. and a bit of personality too.
Many a tear has to fall
Dick Morris is running with the Schechter Brothers 1934 National Recovery Administration vis a vis Obamacare glitches.. what comes around.. Great story.
Is Harvey the Pooka taking the mickey out of Sigie? ..and there's no power like the power of the imagination.. This rabbit gag must be a good one.. If Freud only knew..
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