Thoughts to a friend arising from Mattis’ screed

First, you are my friend, in no way do I intend to offend you.  So, to the extent that I have, I apologize. That said, in the interest of full discourse there are obviously different perspectives.  You wrote:  “Trump stands on the side of Trump; believes in...

Peace!

I realize that everyone is busy working; the weight of the world on your shoulders, no time except to eat, sleep commute and work then start all over.  Me?  I sit around fighting the Twitter Wars, scan pictures from long ago, read thick books on interesting...

An F-4 Combat Mission, Vietnam, September 1966

Stories like this often begin with, “It was a dark and stormy night,” but not this one. This is a  detailed description of the background and lead-up to and execution of a single combat mission in an F-4B, Phantom II during the Vietnam War. It is not unique,...

Islam vs. Western Culture

The dirty little secret among Muslim Arabs and Iranians, that would be roughly Sunni and Shia Muslims, is that treachery has been their religious and ethnic pastime for eons. They do not trust one another, they betray for sport, and their hatred for one another is...