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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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"SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy side booster has made its way from Texas to Florida after completing a successful static fire acceptance test at the company’s McGregor complex, paving the way for the third and final booster – currently vertical on... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(a Templar - We had ours too) "Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and one contractor supporting DoD were killed and three service members were injured in the recent attack in the northern Syrian city of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"On January 16, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency released a map of the alleged safe zone in the area east of the Euphrates in northern Syria, which had been recently discussed between the US and Turkey. According to the Turkish side, this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Just to review the situation: 1. The president of the US was made head of the Executive Branch (EC) of the federal government by Article 2 of the present constitution of the US. He is also Commander in Chief of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Today it felt that the US is bent on empowering tyrants in pursuit of its animosity towards Iran, no matter what the cost. Sadly, the cost we pay here is US sanctioned injustice and loss of our freedom." cnn -----------... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The U.S. is trying to sabotage the ongoing talks between Kurdish-forces and the Damascus government, Rezan Hido, a Kurdish politician and a former media consult of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) revealed in an interview with RIA Novosti on January... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The U.S. military began the process of withdrawing its troops from Syria following a drawdown ordered by President Donald Trump, a military official said Friday. Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the U.S.-coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Foreign Affairs. Middle East. Bolton had his ass kicked on this trip. The Turks made it clear that my view of them as neo-Ottomans unwilling to kow-tow to the US or anyone else is correct. The manner of Turkish dismissal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Pro-Israel lawmakers in Washington, undeterred by the partial shutdown of the United States government, are pursuing their agenda full speed with the introduction of the first piece of legislation before the 116th Senate — a bill that aims to stifle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Although it is usually just conservatives getting in on the fun of correcting Ocasio-Cortez, the Washington Post fact-checkers also issued a blistering review of her comments, calling it a “swing and a miss.” In its fact check, the Post noted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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One of the cornerstones of the meme that Donald Trump is beholden to the Russians--i.e. a Putin puppet--is his alleged ties to Semion Mogilevich, who is described in Wikipedia and other publications as the Godfather of all Russian mobsters. Only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) personnel captured five foreign fighters of ISIS who were trying to target the civilians fleeing the terrorist group’s territory in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, the US-backed group announced in an official statement on January 6.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"§2808. Construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency (a) In the event of a declaration of war or the declaration by the President of a national emergency in accordance with the National Emergencies Act... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Last year, Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch back back in February, but the Falcon Heavy also carried a second, secret payload almost nobody knew about. Stashed inside the midnight-cherry Roadster... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Iraqi top diplomat Mohamed Alhakim has confirmed the country’s support for Syria’s return to the Arab League, in a statement quoted by the Foreign Ministry. “Iraq supports the unity of Syria and its return to its normal position in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"A railgun is a device that uses electromagnetic force to launch high velocity projectiles, by means of a sliding armature that is accelerated along a pair of conductive rails.[2] It is typically constructed as a weapon, and the projectile normally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"US agents have fired tear gas over the border into Mexico at migrants trying to enter the country illegally. Around 150 Central Americans tried to make the crossing near the town of Tijuana to the south of California on New... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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If you want your comments posted on SST they have to be more than :( or :) or "Already." or some such brief message. pl Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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And now- an Old Army party. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=utube+Ft+Apache+grand+march&qpvt=utube+Ft+Apache+grand+march&view=detail&mid=72279436875C47E8D2BC72279436875C47E8D2BC&&FORM=VRDGAR And now the US Army has returned to wearing its traditional dark blue when not in the field. Thank God! The Grand March was always a feature of unit balls until "modernity" killed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Kurdish hopes are often vested in predictions articulated by former CIA and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden that “Iraq no longer exists, Syria no longer exists”[v][5] as well as the disintegration of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia in the wake of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(SAA's logo) "On December 28, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) released an official statement inviting the Damascus government to assert control of the areas, from which YPG units had allegedly withdrawn, in particular Manbij. The YPG added that the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The U.S. military has established two new bases along the Iraqi-Syrian border, the Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday. Citing an Iraqi official, the Anadolu Agency said the U.S. military established the two bases in the western countryside of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The Russian Federation has allegedly warned Turkey to stay out of Syria and to let the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad retake the entire country. According to a report from the Associated Press, the Russian Federation warned Turkey against capturing the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"The Israeli Air Force (IAF) carried out its recent airstrikes in Syria when two civilians planes were landing in Beirut and Damascus, putting passengers at risk, Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of Russia told reporters... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Sic Semper Tyrannis