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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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"On September 22nd, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said that Ireland may recognize Palestine as a state if talks over a two-state solution with Israel continue failing. He made the remarks during a joint press conference with visiting Palestinian Foreign... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"They combined aspects of street gangs and political parties, taking positions on current issues, notably theological problems or claimants to the throne. They frequently tried to affect the policy of the emperors by shouting political demands between races. The imperial... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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One of these came to sit on a limb in my garden yesterday. It looked down on me for a while. The Rock Doves have recently disappeared. I hope they were tasty. pl Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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I wrote this in 2015 concerning HC's e-mails but it still applies. Restating the case, the classification system in the US exists solely by Executive Order. It does not exist by law. All classifications of information are derivative from the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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The Maryland suburbs are buzzing and the noise is likely to increase. Why? The looming battle between Christine Margaret Blasey, who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and the Judge. Judge Kavanaugh grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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or, The Dirty Dozen: 12 lies they tell you to anaesthetise you for the upcoming bombing of Syria The propaganda mills of the British and American governments - spokespersons, media, think tanks - are working overtime churning out 'talking points'... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Idlib militants have delivered canisters with Chlorine to the village of Bsanqul, where they are preparing to stage a chemical attack, the Russian Defense Ministry says. On September 15, a spokesman of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Lieutenant... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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They were indeed fascinating times, and the conversations cast a very valuable light on them. The conclusion of Helmer’s piece I find particularly interesting: “What a rich irony Yeltsin leaves us in this record of his dealings with Clinton,” observes... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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FUKUS equals France, the UK and the US. It appears that the policy of this tri-partite re-birth of the Entente Cordiale has changed with regard to Syria since the middle of August. Before that change FUKUS seemed to have acknowledged... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Trump’s new saber rattling against Syria, Russia and Iran goes beyond pure irony and will certainly fuel rumors embraced by critics that he is becoming senile. When Trump was running for the Presidency, he sang a radically different tune: Donald... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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I have often eaten at the 21 Club in Manhatten. I would recommend the lemon sole. I did not pay this check. The price for two bottles of Petrus is remarkable. Hannibal Lecter may have bought the wine. It was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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https://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/lerner-jon/ pl Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"In her statement during the UN Security Council briefing, Haley said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its “enablers,” Russia and Iran have a playbook for the war in Syria. First, they surround a civilian area. Next, they make the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The entire hagiographic saga of the warrior prince that has been woven around McCain by those in the media and the political world that want to use him to demonstrate the deficiency of those qualities in Donald Trump is little... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"With the United States now holding the presidency of the Security Council, Haley said the aim is to put further pressure on Tehran over its alleged violations of council resolutions. "President (Donald) Trump is very adamant that we have to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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We Americans were traditionally divided politically and culturally by region. There is still some of that but the major fault lines are more fuzzy now. 1. The Establishment. This group was on parade during the McCain imperial procession across the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Turkey has abandoned support for HTS (al-Qa'ida in Syria). Iran states its complete support for a Syrian government offensive to recover the province. Russia has stated that Syria has the right to expel "terrorists" from Idlib Province. The "terrorists" will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The United States currently provides nearly $4 billion in mostly military annual aid to Israel." "As it readies its peace plan, now 18 months in the making with no release date in sight, the White House is seeking to take... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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I spent a long life writing for the government and myself and supervising many, many writers and supposed editors. In that time I developed a loathing for the "happy to glad" type of editor and sympathy for Mark Twain's rebellion... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(the first AG - appointed in 1869) :The office of the Attorney General was established by the Judiciary Act of 1789 as a part-time job for one person, but grew with the bureaucracy. At one time, the Attorney General gave... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Maybe it was the brain tumor. Maybe that explains why John McCain decided to play a small part in an attempted coup against Donald Trump. Maybe the cancer in his head accounts for his bizarre actions in the aftermath of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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" ... a senior US officer (sic) led a delegation that included officers (best read as officials) from several US intelligence and security agencies. Ali Mamlouk welcomed the visiting delegation, along with the head of the General Intelligence Directorate, Major... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(This is a revision of the earlier story posted) Along time ago, back before the Flood, I arrived at the Arizona State Prison to gather notes for a book for Random House. It was a week after the Kent State... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis