Tag Archives: Turkey

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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Fethullah Gulen – What? Who?

Many of you who waste your precious time reading my blog may occasionally say to yourselves “There he goes again!  Toritto the know-it-all!”.  I wouldn’t surprise me and it’s OK.  My daughters, when they were kids, once bought their old … 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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September! It’s Birthday Month!

A re-post from previous birthdays! September 10, 1942 Last week I had a bad cold and sat in front of my t.v. watching whatever was on; watching, dozing, watching. Turns out I was tuned to a history channel which was … Continue reading

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ISIS Fangirls

A couple of days ago three “straight A” teenage girls, two 15 and a 16 year old, in the U.K. boarded a plane at Gatwick and headed off to Turkey, indicating that they were on their way to Syria to … Continue reading

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Toritto, Greeks, Turks and Ouzo

Toritto at the Acropolis – 1994   It’s 1994 and the Great American Travel Company sends me off to Athens to take a look at local operations. I haven’t been to Greece since 1966; Athens was a stop on my way … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Draft

Well to no one’s surprise, the United States commenced bombing ISIL targets inside Syria ensuring we continue to wage war as we have done for the last thirteen years.  The MSM immediately began quoting “Pentagon officials” on how the battle … Continue reading

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