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Italy, Libya and Eritrea -From the History Archive

A poster from the Fascist era advertising the Tripoli Grand Prix in Italian Libya on   March 7, 1933 -Year eleven of the Fascist dictatorship.  Cost of a ticket?   Lira 12 Muammar Gaddafi  is dead since 2011 and Libya … Continue reading

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On the Application of Military Power in the National Interest

O Lucius Paulus! What are we doing here amongst these tribes bearing Rome nothing but enmity driving us normally benevolent men to increasing harshness? Thick as flies these little people stubborn, with studied animosity beyond all reason and human patience … Continue reading

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Kunduz and the Failure of Air Power

Video War – the destroyed target is a “bug splat”. A few days ago American air power blasted a hospital in Kunduz after fourteen years of warfare in Afghanistan.  Fourteen years. Turns out, as everyone knows by now, to be … Continue reading

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Should I Care?

Kunduz Yesterday while browsing the “news” between college football games I saw the Huffpo headline: “Afghanistan Falling to Taliban!” Seems the Taliban had taken the Afghan “city” of Kunduz and was immediately attacked by government forces trying to push them … Continue reading

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Italy, Libya and Eritrea -The Long Embrace

Turkish police carry the body of a dead Syrian child washed up on a tourist beach Well, Moammar Khadafi is dead and Libya has been in chaos ever since. Oil companies were licking their chops in anticipation eager to get … Continue reading

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Wasting Lives and Making Enemies

Mosul So yesterday it was reported that “insurgents” in Iraq had seized control of Mosul – Iraq’s second largest city. They had already occupied Ramadi and Fallujah, two places where Americans died ousting the “insurgents” in the first place. The … Continue reading

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