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America's First Terrorist Entanglement

Too many headlines these days – in fact, just one is too many – trumpet the deeds of ISIS around the globe. We are assaulted visually, with their graphic videos. 1,352 more words


Former NATO Intel Officer Blames US for Ukraine Crisis / Sputnik International

A bit more of our ‘real’ history surfaces . . . ~J


The current crisis in Ukraine stems from as far back as 1986, when the United States saw an opportunity to model itself as the new single world superpower at the close of the Cold War and saw friendly Russian overtures to Western Europe as a threat. 405 more words


The Barbary Pirates

While working on the previous post, I ran across this article from P2T2 Solutions that explains a bit further on the situation with the Barbary Pirates of old, and the similarities of what is happening today.

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Fighting Jacobean pirates: Sir Henry Mainwaring's treatise

One of the charms of being a historian is tracking down and reading primary sources. I’ve been meaning for some time to track down Sir Henry Mainwaring’s advice on how to wage war against pirates. 1,703 more words


Obama Rewrites American History - Says Islam Woven Into America At Our Founding

Obama lifts up Islam while providing aid and comfort to ISIS at his Summit on ‘Extremism’ last week, and rewrites history to state that Islam was woven into America at our Founding. 2,393 more words

Obama Marxist Tyranny

Lessons Learned?

This past week, POTUS stated that “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” Strangely enough, he was correct, although probably not in the way that he intended.

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National Security Concerns


Photo courtesy of Howard Chandler Christy

In his bloviating speech on Thursday at his summit on countering violent extremism, President Obama bent over backwards to make nice with Islam. 188 more words