Category Archives: War

Day Of Infamy

“December 7th will live forever as a day of infamy.” President Roosevelt predicted before Congress in his declaration of war on Japan the attack after the attack. Infamy in Thai is cheu sia and this year I asked several Thais about Pearl Harbor. My question stumped them all and I repeated the question to several [...]

FALLEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN by Peter Nolan Smith

Two Novembers ago I visited the US military cemetery outside Luxembourg City with the British and the American ambassadors. The morning sun struggled to break through the low fog. It would have little success on that day. In December of 1944 over four thousand American fell in the Battle of the Bulge. Our troops had [...]

11-11-11

On the 11th minute of 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 a permanent ceasefire was called along the Eastern and Western fronts of the Great War. Canadian George Lawrence Price hit by the sniper’s bullet at 10:58 is thought to be the last casualty, although troops continued to shoot at [...]

WALTZING MATILDA the Pogues

The Fleet in the Dardanelles. April 25, 1915. The British Empire versus The Ottoman Empire. Bloody disaster for Ireland. Only one Dubliner officer survived the landing, while of the 1,012 Dubliners who landed, just 11 survived the Gallipoli campaign unscathed. And the Anzac fared no better. Fucking tea bags. Peace. No more wars. Only fistfights. [...]

The Order Of St. Tranny

My friends accuse rt.com of anti-American bias. I don’t blame them. They have reporters reporting reportages, instead of talking heads reading words from a teleprompter in front of a blue screen, however I had to admit that RT has a pro-Russian slant on Syria. Since the Cold War the Assad regime had been supplied with [...]