Category: Military

Veterans Day 2016

Veterans Day 2016

| November 11, 2016 | Reply

  OK, since I’ve only made one post since last Veterans Day, I probably need to revive the blog a bit. In the meantime….   Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the veterans, living and passed on, in our respective families: ============= Bruce Henderson: Andy Henderson, USN (active) — [nephew] Bruce Henderson, USMC […]

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Veterans Day – 2015

Veterans Day – 2015

| November 11, 2015 | Reply

Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the veterans, living and passed on, in our respective families: ============= Bruce Henderson: Andy Henderson, USN (active) — [nephew] Bruce Henderson, USMC (former) — Yes, I was a Jar Head Peter Anderson, USMC — My dear departed uncle Peter served with Marine Intel during Vietnam Jim Zimmerman, […]

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70 Years On: This Is What Victory Looks Like

70 Years On: This Is What Victory Looks Like

| August 13, 2015 | 2 Replies

[Thanks to Ed Driscoll for the Instalanche!] [And as a sign of my own senility, I had this taking place 50 years ago, instead of 70. Thanks to Garrett York for the gentle correcting e-mail.] Seventy years ago today, on August 13, 1945 my father John Webster — as a 21-year-old US Navy radioman on Guam — […]

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Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015

| May 25, 2015 | Reply

Remembering those veterans from our respective families who have since passed on (reposted from years past): Bruce Henderson: Peter Anderson, USMC — My dear departed uncle Peter served with Marine Intel during Vietnam Ian Henderson, RAF — My dear departed father — RAF pilot who served the crown during the Battle of Britain as well as […]

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Veterans Day – 2014

Veterans Day – 2014

| November 11, 2014 | Reply

(Fourth from the left is my nephew Darren Green) Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the vets in our respective families: ============= Bruce Webster: Sgt. Darren Green, USMC (active) — served twice in Afghanistan; still in active service. [nephew] Jon A. Webster, USMC (former) —  served in al Rutbah, Iraq; now going to […]

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Veterans Day – 2013

Veterans Day – 2013

| November 11, 2013 | Reply

Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the vets in our respective families: ============= Bruce Webster: CPL Darren Green, USMC (active) — served twice in Afghanistan; married and still active. CPL Jon A. Webster, USMC (former) —  served in al Rutbah, Iraq; now going to school [son] Heather Harris, US Army National Guard (former) — […]

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Syria as Obama’s Bay of Pigs

Syria as Obama’s Bay of Pigs

| September 8, 2013 | Reply

Once again, I link to the excellent Diplomad, a retired Foreign Service official, who makes the comparison: Obama is going for another Bay of Pigs, to wit, a half-baked operation lacking in the essential resources needed to produce a favorable outcome for the United States. JFK sabotaged Eisenhower’s stright-forward plan for eliminating Castro in favor […]

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After all, our efforts in Libya worked out so well

After all, our efforts in Libya worked out so well

| September 4, 2013 | Reply

It’s pretty sad that we have to rely upon the British press for the news that the US mainstream media doesn’t want to touch, but there you have it. Latest example: an article by Patrick Cockburn in the UK Independent on just how wretched things have gotten in Libya since our “humanitarian intervention” there: Libyans […]

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Article: The Legal Consequences of Illegal Wars

Article: The Legal Consequences of Illegal Wars

| September 3, 2013 | Reply

I am a member of a special-interest national security e-mail discussion group (long story); one of the other members today posted a link to an article in Foreign Affairs by David Kaye entitled “The Legal Consequences of Illegal Wars”: So what is the law? The black-letter law on the use of force is quite simple: […]

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So, where did Syria get those chemical weapons?

So, where did Syria get those chemical weapons?

| August 28, 2013 | Reply

Lewis Amselem, who writes the always-entertaining-and-insightful blog the DiploMad, shares the likely answer:  I asked about chemical weapons. He perked up. Abbas laughed. He claimed that Iraq managed to slip those into Syria, “Right under your noses!” He roared this line, letting his nationalist sentiment overwhelm his new putative role of American vassal. Abbas insisted […]

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