Saturday, December 10th, 2016

There are Cubans in Syria, and I don’t mean cigars: Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S. Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias, head of Cuba’s […]

Understanding American foreign policy towards South Africa at the end of Apartheid requires a little context. We were fighting the Cold War. The Cubans were in both Angola and Mozambique, making them clients of the Soviet Union. Post-colonial Africa was often a bloodbath and hostile to American interests. South Africa was not only a strategic […]

“Every president inherits challenges. Few have faced so many.” Those are the actual words of an ad for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Does Obama really believe that? Is he so ignorant of this country’s history? Are the British burning down the White House and besieging Baltimore? Is the country on the brink of Civil […]

By coincidence, the Retro channel showed “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”. Print this entry

By coincidence, the Retro channel showed “Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”. Print this entry

Somebody needs to tell Jay Bullock that his blog is suffering from the contributions of some of his fellow liberals. This one from “bert” is typical. In disagreeing with the President’s recent statement drawing parallels between the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the likely aftermath, “bert” wrote, But past this arena of debate there […]

Somebody needs to tell Jay Bullock that his blog is suffering from the contributions of some of his fellow liberals. This one from “bert” is typical. In disagreeing with the President’s recent statement drawing parallels between the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the likely aftermath, “bert” wrote, But past this arena of debate there […]