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Our National Guard in WW I

On 20 Sep 1917, the 26th “Yankee” Division (a National Guard unit from CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) became the first American division to arrive in Europe during WWI. More than one million American soldiers and Marines joined them by war’s end in...

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NATO – a failure

I haven’t always agreed with Defense Scty Gates, but I sure do agree with his warning shots to the world as he prepares to step down. NATO is, unfortunately, a farce. They were unable, with a week notice, to find enough aircraft to enforce the Lybia...

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Terrorist attacks

Some of our intel folks learned about a planned attack on some cities in Europe by the Islamofacists. Some American “journalists” dug out this information and, as I understand it, published it. Two points here. First, if the bad guys are...

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God bless the Czech Republic

Have you ever wondered if anyone in Europe remembers America’s sacrifice in World War II? There is an answer in a small town in the Czech Republic. The town called Pilsen (Plzen). Every five years Plzen conducts the Liberation Celebration of...

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Helen Thomas, bigot

Helen Thomas is the dean of the White House Press Corps. While I have not often agreed with her position on things, I have respected her record and some of her insights.  She will turn 90 years old in a few months. Last week she demonstrated what...

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Obama and Iran

A couple of months ago President Obama went to Europe; one big request he had for our allies was that they provide more combat troops for the war in Afghanistan. The reply from everyone of them? NO!!!! Of course, the US media didn’t mention...

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Iran’s advanced missile

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1,200 miles, far enough to strike Israel and southeastern Europe. Anyone think that Israel might feel threatened—and might act against that...

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Obama’s first foreign trip as President of the United States has confirmed the naiveté that many of us saw and were concerned about during the election. Worse than that, it also has shown that our president either a completely misunderstands...

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Finally, Washington is funding the troops

The Global War on Terror (GWOT) is over according to President Obama; now our troops are serving on Overseas Contingency Operations. Actually the GWOT was a misnomer; we weren’t and aren’t fighting terror–we’re fighting the...