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07 April 2014

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Nightsticker

Baback Makkinejad,

"US & UK were never conquered."

Interestingly, yesterday April 9th, was an anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia which marked the beginning of the conquest,occupation and armed terror against the Southern states. Stafford County VA did not recover until the 1930s.

Deo Vindice,

Nightsticker
USMC 1965-1972
FBI 1972 -1996

Babak Makkinejad

Many years ago, I listened to a conversation in which Greeks were discussing going back to their native villages for this or that festival.

I found that astonishing - why go back to the village, the epitome of prejudice, narrow-mindedness, backwardness when there was the metropole, with all its gaiety and freedom?

Village does not held no romantic or warm fuzzy connotations for me.

Muslim culture has been, since its inception - largely urban and urbane. Village was never where the action was - so to speak - in Muslim world.

A friend with deep experience in India once commented that a Japanese POW Camp was preferable to living in an Indian Village.

The Greeks' comments revealed a similar chasm to me as TTG's comments.

A different historical experience which affects the psyche and the world view of the individual.

Such chasms that are burnt - if you will - in the individuals historical soul are deeper, in my view, than being unable to appreciate Lee of Jefferson for example.

bth

Alexander Rose's book is well worth the read.

Charles I

Nonetheless that my ancestors turned sand into glass is impressive to me. Every tyrant and civilization comes and goes, but we still dig up old relics that still edify and amaze those who come after, if they have the imagination for it.

Charles I

Hear hear!

Charles I

JJA and Golitsyn, the wilderness of mirrors, can't recall what the last review verdict of Golitsyn's allegiance was, but just now I now Recall the name Vitaly Yuschenko.

WRC, for long and winding road go to the very beginning, read the old OGPU and NKVd defector books, and carry on from there. Clifford Kiracoffe wrote one in french with a colleague.I spent almost my entire time not drinking at law school reading this old stuff. You'll come across one by Stepan Bandera's assassin, Oleg Kalugin will pop up, eventually you'll work your way up[ to the Mitrokhin Archive and finally you'll even be driven to read Pavel Sudoplatov's doorstopper trying to unravel it all.

I enjoyed every page of it, can't recall who won, who lied, they're all dead now.

Fred

Nightsticker,

Living in Michigan I can tell you plenty of people here think Southerners were conquered - and we ancestors, by blood or choice, should act like we still are.

Ishmael Zechariah

TTG,

I have to read this book. I had not heard of Ardrey. What a magnificent quote. Thanks.

Ishmael Zechariah


Babak Makkinejad

A quibble.

William R. Cumming

Thanks Charles I!

turcopolier

IZ I read Ardrey's books as they were published and they were formative in my view of mankind. His books are, of course, detested by the anthropologist collectivity. pl

Ishmael Zechariah

Colonel Lang,

I have ordered two of his books. Am looking forward to reading them.

On another topic the erdogan regime has arrested and jailed a major in the Turkish Gendarmerie who had tried to inspect a convoy of 18 wheelers carrying materiel to the Syrian rebels. The charge is "spying". The "rat line" is alive and well, but it might not make a significant difference any more. The situation is changing daily. I should have a report with a bit of analysis within a week.

Ishmael Zechariah

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