History

The Man That Was, Is Gone

“But the point is they are not a free people now under us. They are not a free people, and we cannot fight communism terrorism all over the World, and I think we should have learned that lesson by now.” John Kerry. Once upon a time there was an idealistic man. Once there was a man with eyes to see, ears to hear, and a mouth to speak. He was a man that hated war, saw its futility and horrors, and saw who grew rich from the deaths and misery of millions. He was a man that recognized an endless war in Vietnam, and surely could spot it anywhere. He was a man who once advocated for peace “so when thirty years from now our brothers go down the street without a leg, without an arm, or a face, and small boys ask why, we will be able to say ‘Vietnam’ and not mean a desert, not a filthy obscene memory, but mean instead where America finally turned and where soldiers like us helped it in the turning.” […]

Books

6. THE TANGLED ROOTS OF TERRORISM

The economy of the world is dependent on black gold, oil that is. Saudi Arabia has the largest pool of oil reserves. The desert kingdom is awash with oil. The second largest known reserves are beneath the soil of Iraq. However, in the 1970s, evidence began to accrue to suggest that beneath the Caspian Basin and in the adjoining Central Asian states of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan, lay incredible huge pools of oil, perhaps as much or more than the total reserves of Iraq. […]