Category Archives: Military

Turn On Your Receiver

Turn on your receiver, I’m gonna lay it on the line; ‘cause I’m a great believer in hangin’ on to what is mine So come over here and listen; I don’t want you to be missin’ What I say: And … Continue reading

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Violence Once Removed: War Through the Languid Filter of Bored Academia

Mark Galeotti is Professor of Global Affairs at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University.  Touted as a “Russia Expert”, he is also a regular feature of Brian Whitmore’s podcasts for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), as well … Continue reading

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Institutional Incoherence: The Atlantic Council’s Desperate Scaremongering

Ooo, see the fire is sweeping My very street today; Burns like a red-coal carpet: Mad bull, lost its way Oh, children; it’s just a shot away It’s just a shot away… The Rolling Stones, from, “Gimme Shelter” Let me … Continue reading

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Add a Cup of Crocodile Tears: “Western Values” is a Myth

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a … Continue reading

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The Weaponization of Ignorance: the West’s Go-To Experts

Brute Force and Ignorance, Just hit town, Looking like survivors, From the Lost and Found. Brute Force and Ignorance, Have come to play, A one-night stand at eight o’clock, Then they’ll be on their way. From, “Brute Force and Ignorance“, … Continue reading

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The Abyss Looks Back: Europe’s Phenomenal Arrogance

Today marks a special treat for the readers here, because it is the occasion of Lyttenburgh’s writing debut. Lyttenburgh first appeared here just about this time in 2010, as Carpenter117. I don’t know anything about him, I’m afraid, other than … Continue reading

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It’s Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away.

Out of the blue and into the black You pay for this, but they give you that And once you’re gone, you can’t come back… Neil Young, from “Into The Black” The final stage of a star, going into stellar … Continue reading

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