Category Archives: War / Conflict

On Human Bondage …

It must have been the innocence and misplaced ideals of my youth slipping through into my 2007 stream of consciousness that have made me make my anti-war Iraqi pronouncements. I forgot to face reality. This world is, and will continue … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Ukraine and President Putin (2014)

The vilification of Putin does not advance the interest of anyone but the bankers and oilmen who have (had) their greedy eyes on Ukrainian resources. Also the advancement of NATO into the Russian sphere of influence was a clear and … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)

For Westerners, especially Americans, this book is a primer on Middle Eastern discontent. It is not a story rooted in religious delusion, but rather cultural incompatibility. This soliloquy (in the first person) expands on the life of a disaffected immigrant in … Continue reading

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Where Men Win Glory (Jon Krakauer)

Superb writing on a very difficult subject. Not only presenting Pat Tillman’s life with grace and dignity, Jon explores the lies and misdirection’s of the U.S.Army in this sad tragedy. He also illuminates the dark recesses of the Pakistani / Afghani sand pit … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

So the argument goes on. Was the Hiroshima Bomb Necessary? The better question might be, was it effective? Many educated Americans and British say there is was some hidden agenda in the US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Permit us … Continue reading

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