Secret Weapon

by baldilocks Keeping a secret, that is, keeping one's mouth shut about what you are doing and accomplishing -- especially when there are people who would love nothing better than to see you fail -- is nearly a lost art, and there are many who don't understand the value of it, especially in the age … Continue reading Secret Weapon

Questioning NATO

Over this past week, I had the pleasure of participating in the BALTOPS planning conference. I say pleasure literally, because the interactions with all of the participating BALTOPS nations was great. That may come as a surprise to readers, since I've been fairly critical of NATO in the past. Those that know me better know … Continue reading Questioning NATO

Why WOULDN’T That Pious Muslim Ali Kill Mr. Dowling?

Another day, another westerner killed in the west for insulting Islam: An Irish university lecturer stabbed to death by one of his former students had allegedly ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed', his killer has told French police. The 66-year-old academic, named locally as John Dowling, was attacked and stabbed 13 times outside the Paris university where … Continue reading Why WOULDN’T That Pious Muslim Ali Kill Mr. Dowling?