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turcopolier
A retired Army officer with three terriers.
Interests: History (all kinds), theology, literature, cowboy boots, the War Between the States, Norwich Terriers.
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I have some inside information. Looks like a spearphishing operation by China. They nailed Clinton's completely unprotected system and then inserted code that gave them all her traffic over e-mail subsequent to that. That included all her State Department classified... Continue reading
Posted 7 minutes ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Watching the various media commentary on Russia and Vladimir Putin I am beyond stunned by the ignorance, insanity and stupidity that grips the vast multitude of talking heads and so-called reporters as they opine on the upcoming summit. The memes... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Assistant Attorney General Rosenstein announced a bizarre indictment against Russian military intelligence operatives today that, rather than confirming the case of "Russian meddling" in the U.S. 2016 Presidential election raises more questions. Here are the major oddities: How did the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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1. First he beat up the oh, so sensitive Europeans, then he claimed they would spend 4% of GDP on defense. In response the French then said, non, We will spend only 2%. Well, that is what he wanted to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Further proof of the craziness and pettiness of the anti-Trumpers is the reaction to Donald Trump calling out NATO members, Germany in particular, for expecting the United States to carry the heavy load while they pursue their own side deals... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(editorial) 1. Trump has no policy in Syria. He has been drifting along following donor pressure to accept Israeli policy that is driven by unreasonable tribal fears. He is a pragmatist and deal maker. The R+6 has pretty much won... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(editorial) Someone said recently that it is not the US Civil War (WBS) that we are approaching. No. It is the Spanish Civil War, a war in which hatred among Spaniards reached a climax before the war began with an... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"A preliminary report published Friday by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found no traces of any nerve agent at the site of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma. The OPCW report states... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches have begun implementing a plan aimed at reconstruction of Christian churches and monasteries destroyed during the years of Syrian war, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Relations of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The Kim family regime had truly mastered the arts of propaganda. On one trip, in 2007, my handler became incensed when I remarked that Kim Il-sung had gone to Moscow to plead with Josef Stalin three times before getting permission... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The derangement of the anti-Trumpers, which encompasses many Democrats and some neo-conservative Republicans, has entered crazy land, especially when Trump critics try to draw parallels between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler and/or Benito Mussolini. The ignorance and stupidity displayed by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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These are discussion topics, not subjects about which I have made up my mind: 1. A quick US/UK trade agreement? “We didn’t talk about details, he just simply said we’re very pro the idea of a trade arrangement as quickly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Never one to act without a long-term strategic plan, Beijing’s approach to cozy up with Europe may have an entirely different motive than isolating Trump: China’s offer at the upcoming summit to open up reflects Beijing’s concern that it is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the revolutionary army, another had two sons captured. Nine of the fifty-six fought and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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3 July, 1863 "Federal artillery on the cemetery hill worked their guns under a steady pounding. The roar of their pieces served as counterpoint to the more distant reports of the Confederate cannon. As Devereux watched, a howitzer emplaced in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Busy today. Amuse each other. pl Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The Israeli military has reportedly drawn its “red lines” for the ongoing fighting between the Syrian government and militants along its northern border, ruling out a direct clash with pro-Assad forces and claiming that they alone must take over the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Per Reuters and NBC News, US intelligence officials (albeit ones speaking under the cover of anonymity) believe that Kim may care a little bit more about the long-term survival of his regime than being flattered with Trumpian propaganda videos, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"It may have been inexcusable, but it was a sign of the times. The incident occurred weeks before a more notorious confrontation in which South Carolina Rep. Preston Brooks beat Sen. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts senseless on the Senate floor... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"National security adviser John Bolton once said Russia's election interference was "truly an act of war" against the US, and that a policy based on trusting Russia was "doomed to failure." Bolton's tune changed completely after he met with Russian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(editorial) On a gestalt basis it seems to me from all the bits and pieces of information and rumor that DJT is attempting "The Deal of the Century!" (an episode or two of his soon to be award winning series,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
An excellent primer on the basic similarities and differences in the two systems. pl
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You can be forgiven if you are confused about whether or not the emails from the DNC were taken by Russian hackers or lifted by an insider who in turn sold the electronic files to Wikileaks or was the work... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The "Red Hen" is a 26 seat restaurant in Lexington, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. The town is the seat of Rockbridge County, an intensely conservative area while the town which is completely surrounded by the county is very liberal.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"A military operation of the Saudi-UAE-led coalition and its proxies to capture the Yemeni port city of al-Hudaydah from the Houthis is crumbling. The coalition’s forces have failed to establish full control of the al-Hudaydah airport south of the port... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis