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George Washington Williams, the Congo Genocide and “Crimes Against Humanity”

Political cartoon from 1906 showing King Leopold of Belgium entangling the Congolese in rubber coils   So who coined the phrase “Crimes Against Humanity?”  Was it first defined at Nuremberg by the victorious allies?  Or was it used by someone … Continue reading

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The General, History and Revisionist History

Robert E. Lee’s plantation home – Arlington Virginia Ah yes.  There is so much going on here in the United States each day it is almost impossible for an old blogger to keep up.  Trying to write a post on … Continue reading

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George Washington Williams and the Congo Genocide

Political cartoon from 1906 showing King Leopold of Belgium entangling the Congolese in rubber coils   “At the very beginning of the twentieth century there was an unquenchable demand in America and Europe for an amazing new technology—air-filled rubber tires. … 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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And What About Syria?

So with ISIS on the scene (Islamic State of Iraq and SYRIA) why is no one talking of Syria? Is Syria not also under attack by ISIS extremists? Yes, I know Bashir el-Assad is a villain right up there with … Continue reading

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The Iraq War is Over! Did We Win??

(I originally posted this piece in October 2011.   Geez I’m smart!)    Ok. President Obama announced the the Iraq War is now officially over and our troops will be home for the holidays. Did we “win”? We did get … Continue reading

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