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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 was reminded of the genius of Monty Python the other day. I introduced my 85 year old mother to their classic, The Life of Brian, and stumbled across this gem. I had forgotten completely about this riff on the... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., stated on Monday that the Democratic Party is a "center or center-conservative" party and how there currently isn't a "left" party in the United States. Speaking at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Ocasio-Cortez... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"In 1941 the lineup consisted of a three-passenger two-door business coupe without a rear seat, a six-passenger two-door club coupe with a rear seat, a two-door sedan, a four-door "bustle back" sedan which shared its roof line with the two-door... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Elon Musk expects his space company’s inaugural launch of dNASA astronauts is only a few months away."The SpaceX CEO said on Sunday that the company’s first crewed mission will probably be in the second quarter of this year, between the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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An excerpt from a soon to be released book, "A Very Stable Genius" (which appeared in Saturday's edition of the Washington Post) apparently was written with the intent of presenting Donald Trump as a crazed, unstable individual. The authors of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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After the War of Independence from Great Britain, the US had a very different form of government than the present one. This government functioned under the Articles of Confederation. This government had been formed in 1775 and had served the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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1. It appears that the number of anti-government protestors in Tehran has been under 1,000 for the last three days. CNN reported that the riot police outnumbered the protestors last night. This means that the chimera of revolt spread by... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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I am trying to determine how many Iranians have been in the streets of Tehran protesting against the Islamic government the last few nights. The only number I have seen is 1,000 on Sunday night. Write and tell me off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"Dear colonel, Will Starlink handle traffic other than e-mail? 2. Will Starlink have a giant business office to deal directly with customers? 3. If Starlink handles all the kinds of traffic that the present internet transmits, who will be the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(USS Vincennes) OK pilgrims, we are told today that there are mobs in the streets of Tehran protesting the shoot down of the Ukrainian airliner. 176 were killed. We are carefully not told (thus far) how many Iranians are mobbed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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"In 2020, SpaceX plans to launch 60 Starlink satellites every two weeks, ostensibly to create a functional global internet service by the end of the year. Customers would connect to Starlink using what Musk described on Tuesday as a device... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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When emotion rules the day facts do not matter. Sadly, that is the reality we confront when it comes to talking about Iran and terrorism. The U.S. Government and almost all of the media continue to declare that Iran is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Colonel (ret.) Douglas Macgregor was on Tucker Carlson's show last night. He is a smart man. Tucker is a smart man. Carlson's show is an outpost of sanity in a neocon run US foreign policy establishment (the Borg). Carlson deserves... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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This is the Iranian government erected memorial to Jewish Iranian soldiers who were killed fighting in the Iranian Army in the Iran-Iraq War. According to the latest data there are still about 8,500 Iranian Jews resident in the country and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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https://youtu.be/bwA2Sfo3HIc Tulsi Gabbard at the Presbyterian Church in Aleppo, Syria, 26 January, 2017 pl Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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(Tehran Armenian Cathedral) Mike Pompeo was on the TeeVee today scoffing at those who do not agree with him and the Ziocon inspired "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran. It must be a terrible thing for intelligence analysts of integrity and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Teevee coverage of the recent events in the ME has been predictable. Those who hated Trump continue to hate him, etc. A few observations: 1. I had hoped that Trump's decision to kill an Iranian general engaged in a diplomatic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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America's naive belief in the miracle of the assassination fantasy, especially when applied in the Middle East, reminds me of an Alzheimer's patient who believes in magic beans but fails to remember that the beans never sprout. We keep on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
The commentariat on SST has degenerated into a bickering, backbiting mess. I have decided to dispense with it. All Guest Authorships remain in effect. People who think I might be willing to have them write on SST can write and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Fred Soleimani was the commander of the Quds Force of the IRGC, not the whole IRGC. It is a common thing to use a general on a diplomatic mission.
Vegetius "More concerning to me: is it true that Trump told the Zionists before he told anyone in our Congress?" Tell me about that.
A Pols Nobody expects that a president generates all the ideas. The question is which ones he listens to.
Paco You can't do any better than to come to SST to shit on us when we are trying to tell the truth? Don't come back.
A Pols OK. Who do you think would have had the power to order the strike? Not the CIA, the military would not accept such an order. Not the chairman of the JCS, he is not in the chain of command. that leaves Esper, SECDEF. Really? he looks like a putschist to you? You are ignorant of the American government.
theymustbemorons Yes they can, but will we go?