Category Archives: War

Signs of Talibanism

Didn’t Harry Belafonte sing, “C’mon Mr. Taliban, gimme me banana.” 10 SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE A MEMBER OF THE TALIBAN #10 you refine heroin but object to beer. #9 You own a $300 AK-47, but can?t afford shoes. #8 You have more wives than teeth. #7 Your vests come in two styles; bullet-proof and suicide […]

Klaatu Barada Nikto

Isaac Asimov wrote the three laws of robotics in I ROBOT. 1.) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2.) A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3.) […]

George Washington # 1

Six years ago George Washington was voted Britain’s greatest enemy commander by a poll over nearly 8000 people held by the War Museum in London, beating out IRA leader Michael Collins, Napoleon Bonaparte, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Washington’s posthumous victory was explained by a prominent historian, […]

Battle Of Long Island 1776

Back in late August 1972 my college friend Ptrov Sinski and I hitchhiked west from Seattle to Boston. A rancher left us off at exit 149, serving George, Washington, a small farming community surrounded by endless fields of ripening wheat. The two of us ignored the sign forbidding hitchhiking, but within ten minutes a Highway […]

TORA TORA TORA 2020

Like JFK’s assassination everyone of a certain age remembered where they were during the announcement of the Japanese attack on the US Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor. Many had to ask, “Where’s Pearl Harbor?” This morning to commemorate their ignorance I posed the same question to younger people on the streets of Manhattan. Few of […]