I thought about writing something today about the looming menace of Iranian ICBMs (quoting the commander guy here) or the irony of the thought that we might bomb Kurds because they are an unruly pain in the tail. Yes I know. The PKK are really screwing things up, but it would, nevertheless be an irony perceptible for those who are condemned to ironic contemplation. Then there is the Syrian boondoggle of the Israeli Air Force. Why has there been secrecy about the strike? The Israelis wanted it that way. Simple. Occam, Sherlock and the duck rule strike again. (Look it up or someone here will explain it to you) Not today, folks.
A lot of you wanted to read more of Alan Farrell's musings. This appeared in "Arion." Have at it. I have mostly quit expressing Alan's level of skepticism of professional "NAMVETS." I found that such thoughts are not tolerated by many. In particular I remember a retired diplomat who said that my lack of "compassion" told him that although I had been near combat I had never actually fought. He told me that although he had never served in the military, his trauma was a burden. You never know... pl