Troops performing a lifeboat drill onboard the Queen Mary in December 1944, before Operation Magic Carpet
National Security

The Magic Carpet That Brought Everybody Home – WWII

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills (Courtesy of our Vietnam War combat vet, Mike Collins, this is how my Dad got home in ’45.) The U.S. military experienced an unimaginable increase during World War II. In 1939, there were 334,000 servicemen, not counting the  Coast Guard. In 1945, there were over 12 million, [Read More]

PHOTOG UNKNOWN - An ethnic Somali man chases a man....
Conspiracies

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! African Muslims Invade and Riot at Fair In Minnesota! Somalis Crash Cop Confab!

[MUSLIMS! Old Time Reporting—as in Truth, Justice, and the American Way, by the totally fearless Pamela Geller!] ”…This explains why the media and police are covering it up. They can’t have a negative narrative against the Somali…before midterms when Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, Mohamud Noor, and Hodan Hassan are running [Read More]

National Security

9/11 Where Were You?

Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness I was an Observer/Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft Polk, LA.  The Command took care of us, when we weren’t in the “box” we worked half days and three or four day weekends.  Ft Polk is the middle of nowhere but is within five [Read More]

Heroes

THE CIB, THE LIGHT THAT COMMANDS THE ROOM

Vassar Bushmills As you already know, I’m the garritrooper in this outfit, “too far forward to wear a tie, and too far to the rear to get shot at.” But that doesn’t mean that I don’t know some things about wading in muck up to my elbows, sleeping on hard [Read More]

Original Photo Unknown, JAF IMAGES
Celebrating Greatness

WHO THE HELL IS THIS ANTI-TRUMPER, JOHN BRENNAN?

By Jeffrey A Friedberg PRESIDENT TRUMP, quoting Dan Bongino on BusinessInsider.Com: “John Brennan is panicking. He has disgraced himself, he has disgraced the Country, he has disgraced the entire Intelligence Community. “He is the one man who is largely responsible for the destruction of American’s faith in the Intelligence Community [Read More]

Heroes

BACHELOR’S CORNER ON MEMORIAL DAY SUNDAY

Vassar Bushmills So should we. Remember, in all the world’s history, the only men who ever gave up their lives for total strangers were Americans. That is the American beat, and it still goes on. BACHELORS” CORNER On Sundays, for over three years after my separation, I walked about a [Read More]

Donald Trump

Getting Serious About Syria

The bleeding orifice known as Syria has once again erupted, due to a chemical weapons attack in Douma that took a number of civilian lives, or so it seems.I say this because media has become a weapon in modern warfare, the Sunni Syrian rebels are more than capable of rigging [Read More]

War

Unwinnable

I’m not going to fisk this entire article at the New York Times, especially since I may agree with its conclusion. However, as my old business partner used to say, I may agree with what you say but I will deny to the death your right to say it. Consider, [Read More]

Faith

Arlington At Christmas…

In honor of those who rest at Arlington… “Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace and farewell….” With fond memories of Major Andrew Olmstead, one [Read More]

Islam Europe War
Islam

Europe and Islam — it’s not just terrorism there; it’s all-out war

While we’re paying attention to Russia’s corrupt dance with the Obama administration and the Clintons, don’t forget that Islam is still at war in Europe. My wanderings across the internet today put two closely related things before my eyes, one of which is a news report and the other an [Read More]

Vietnam War
War

More thoughts about Ken Burns’ documentary about the Vietnam War

Discounting the bias built into Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary, it provides food for thought about the politics of war, hubris, and 20/20 hindsight. Following Mr. Bookworm’s return from a business trip, we resumed watching Ken Burns’ documentary about the Vietnam War. We just finished Episode 4, which ends right [Read More]