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11 February 2012

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Jake

Iran...Israel... war...nuclear war...armageddon...war....Israel...Iran ... (sic)... Feel better Colonel!

How abut this?

Is Israel Really Iran’s Main Adversary? The West Doth Protest Too Much By Russ Baker on Feb 7, 2012

http://whowhatwhy.com/2012/02/07/is-israel-really-iran%E2%80%99s-main-adversary-the-west-doth-protest-too-much/

William R. Cumming

PL continues to ask who the rebels are in various conflicts in MENA? Apparently none seem to know? What is the significance of that fact? If some do know but don't want it public what is the significance of that fact?

BTW how many MORMONS are there in MENA?

confusedponderer

Good grief. Superiors better come down on these morons hard, and fast, lest something like that festers. Scolding them for having been "historically insensitive" won't do.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/02/marine-scout-snipers-nazi-ss-logo-020912/

confusedponderer

That said, gute Besserung Mr. Lang.

Fred

I'm off to a friends country themed birthday party in the D, which reminded me of your prior posts about boots. Have you had an recent acquisitions?

turcopolier

Fred

Buy Lucchese, any grade. pl

turcopolier

WRC

Very few. Muslims are hostile to proselytization form outside as are Jews. Also, Muslims consider the LDS reigion to be a polytheist religion and therefore not Christian. Christianity is for the Muslims, except for the fringe, one of the three "Religions of Heaven," while they think Mormons are not Christians at all, but rather something that is related to Christiianity as the Alawis and Druze are to Islam. pl

CTuttle

Let the games begin... Top general killed in Damascus ambush

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120212/jsp/foreign/story_15124771.jsp

Russ

Picked up an interesting book on the King Philip War (1675) in New England. Haven't gotten to the war itself but the inter-play between the isolated colonies and the various native tribes leading up to it reminds me of European balance of power politics of the same period.

Mike Martin, Yorktown VA

Pat, I've been thinking for a while that maybe it's time for a serious review of every thing to do with the US Armed Forces, starting with Title 10, the 1947 National Security Act and especially Goldwater Nichols.

We spend huge amounts of money on a military establishment that seems unable to succeed in its missions.

Would appreciate your thoughts - after you feel better!

turcopolier

Russ

One of my Puritan ancestors was a senior officer in that war. pl

Matt

Russ - What's the title of the book on King Philips War? A lot of matches on Amazon.

greg0

There are good days and bad. Hope this Springsteen video makes it a better one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x8zBzxCwsM

Russ

Pat,
Was his last name the same as yours? Much of the history took place nearby.
Russ

turcopolier

Russ.

No. An English name. I will have to ask SWMBO. pl

CTuttle

I just highlighted some of the current events, today, and I cry "Havoc!"

http://my.firedoglake.com/ctuttle/2012/02/11/cry-havoc/

Russ

Matt,
The title is King Philips War by Daniel R. Mandell and I tripped over it in a local book store. So I do not know if is well regarded. It is from the Witness to History series. In reading it, being familiar with southeastern New England geography helps. I grew up outside of Boston and now live in Narragansett, RI and it is at times difficult for me. So far I have read the pre-war section of the book -- 1620-1674. The narrative skips around in time and from actor to actor (tribes,colonies and leaders) so it can be a bit difficult to follow.
Overall, I find it really interesting and I am learning something about a period I knew very little about.
Russ

William R. Cumming

Thanks PL!

YT

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/12/malaysia-deports-saudi-journalist-prophet

William R. Cumming

With some evidence, perhaps growing, of persecution of
Christians throughout MENA, what should USA policy be on this issue and why are Christian religious leaders so silent. Some estimate 10% of Syrians are Christian and they have sided with the ASSAD
Regime. What do they know?

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