Recruitment ads and Syria

The average Sailor's age onboard an aircraft carrier is around 22 years old. To say that the military is a young person's game is an understatement. This means that the armed forces around the world spend millions on ads to recruit young people, most of whom they know will only stay 3-5 years in the … Continue reading Recruitment ads and Syria

Non Tweets Under the Fedora 12-21-18: History, Tutu, War on Men, Syria and the Economy

During my lunch breaks I've been reading the 2nd volume in Albert Bushnell Hart's American History Told by Contemplates and it's amazing to see the contrast between what I am reading there and what I see in the news and on the net.  The most amazing thing is it only took two generations for this … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora 12-21-18: History, Tutu, War on Men, Syria and the Economy

Slouching Toward Damascus

As the Syrian civil war slouches toward its brutal end, it’s time to take stock of one of the most significant diplomatic and military failures in my lifetime. More than 200,000 civilians have died, including more than 25,000 children, and many more have been critically injured. Six million refugees have created havoc in Europe and … Continue reading Slouching Toward Damascus

The history of Democratic Party failures on Russia

By John Ruberry Since Donald J. Trump's upset win in 2016 over Hillary Clinton--who after the election the left-wing media belatedly informed us was a flawed candidate--we've been bombarded with story after story that the president is either colluding with Russia or is weak in dealing with it. But the Democrats have a decades-long history … Continue reading The history of Democratic Party failures on Russia

10 Thoughts on Trump and Syria Under my Fedora

My advice post for the GOP is on hold for a day or two because of events in Syria.  Here are 10 thoughts under my fedora on the subject. I'm really thinking that Putin are falling for MSM propaganda on the president's weakness.  I think the Russians and/or Syrians and/or Iranians wrongly perceived that Trump's … Continue reading 10 Thoughts on Trump and Syria Under my Fedora

Tangled Web of Dictators With Nukes

by baldilocks Gaddafi and Hussein are dead. It’s said that North Korea's Kim Jong Un doesn’t want to give up his nukes because of what happened to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. After the US invaded Iraq, which resulted in the deposition and execution of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi gave up his country’s nukes, only to be abandoned … Continue reading Tangled Web of Dictators With Nukes

A Syrian Survivor Offers an Important Message

Kassem Eid survived the 2013 sarin massacre in Syria in which 1,400 people died, so it wasn’t surprising that CNN contacted him to talk about the most recent attack and the Trump administration’s response. What happened next stunned CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin. “For the very first time, we see Assad held accountable just for once, held … Continue reading A Syrian Survivor Offers an Important Message

America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

By John Ruberry Barack Obama's Model United Nations style foreign policy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they'll-be-nice-to-you is a failure. Five years ago Syria's thug president, Bashar al-Assad, crossed Barack Obama's red line by using chemical weapons against his own people. Obama did not retaliate. Last Tuesday the brute crossed that red line--and on Thursday President Donald J. Trump fired 59 … Continue reading America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over

Reality Sets In

by baldilocks Donald Herbert Walker Trump--Zman on the American missile strike in Syria: Trump won the nomination and the presidency on one core issue. He would be the President of the United States, not the President of the world. That was his line. He repeated it often. It allegedly captured his one core belief. What … Continue reading Reality Sets In

The Strike on Syria is Very Trump

Citizen at New Orleans Party: But perhaps the general would at least tell us what his plans are? General Andrew Jackson: Sir if the hair on my head knew my plans I would cut it off! The Buccaneer 1958 Ian Howe: You know the key to running a convincing bluff? Every once in a while … Continue reading The Strike on Syria is Very Trump

Armchair warriors

If you turn on the TV, the radio or any internet news source, all you hear is Syria. The ratio of information to commentary is at best 1:1,500, and I include major news outlets in that number. So far, it appears that Trump acted with decisive force to achieve a limited objective. Beyond that, very … Continue reading Armchair warriors

Is Anti-Trump Left Media Culture Willing to Fight in Syria to Win?

This week I attended the funeral mass of a friend of my father's who served in the French Air Force during WW 2. and that got me thinking about Syria and the missile strikes now taking place. One of the things about being the son of a World War 2 Vet (Navy, Pacific 1942-45) is … Continue reading Is Anti-Trump Left Media Culture Willing to Fight in Syria to Win?

Suddenly Under Trump Saudi’s Agree to Support Syria Safe Zone for Refugees MSM Memes Hardest Hit

This took Trump what Ten Days? Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, in a phone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said. Trump, during his presidential campaign last year, had called for Gulf states to pay for establishing safe zones to protect … Continue reading Suddenly Under Trump Saudi’s Agree to Support Syria Safe Zone for Refugees MSM Memes Hardest Hit

Obama created the Syrian disaster, so it’s fitting he’s not there to end it

Today, a truce has been brokered in Syria that will hopefully turn the corner on the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history. With the country torn to pieces, refugees have been flooding into Europe and some parts of the Middle East, creating a dangerous situation for the entire region. America, under the leadership of President Obama, … Continue reading Obama created the Syrian disaster, so it’s fitting he’s not there to end it

Memories of Syria

Syria was always one of my favorite places in the world—an amazing mix of ancient sites that even despots couldn't destroy until now. When I worked for Newsweek and ABC News in the Middle East in the 1970s and 1980s, I spent many days there. It was difficult to report in the police state of … Continue reading Memories of Syria