Sunday, May 20, 2018

28 June 1965, Saigon, South Vietnam - A Floating Nightmare

28 Jun 1965, Saigon, South Vietnam --- Saigon: A Floating Nightmare. Two young Vietnamese girls and their escort (right, at table) bear mute testimony to the violence of the Viet Cong bombs which destroyed the My Canh floating restaurant here June 25th. They were having supper when the terrorist blasts snuffed out 42 lives and wounded more than 80 persons in and near the boat-restaurant 

Two young Vietnamese girls and their escort (right, at table) bear mute testimony to the violence of the Viet Cong bombs which destroyed the My Canh floating restaurant here June 25th. They were having supper when the terrorist blasts snuffed out 42 lives and wounded more than 80 persons in and near the boat-restaurant.


Fortunately, all the times we went and there were many, there were no problems.

My wedding party on the My Canh.
Their earthen bowl with brown rice and goodies was my favorite. 
Wedding: Co, Me and Thuy!   The latter camouflaged by her hair. :)

Stopping Robert Mueller to protect us all

The Obama administration officials are going bananas.

Via The Daily Timewaster


The Democrat politicians who participated in the weaponization plan are also going bananas.

Deep State is deeply triggered.

Welcome to the biggest political battle in U.S. history.

Those who have followed the events over the past two years closely know what the final tweet -in a series of sequenced tweets- from President Trump indicates:

Stonewall Jackson’s Military Genius

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Stonewall Jackson’s Military Genius –

In his 2004 book “The Deceivers, Allied Military Deception in the Second World War,” author Thaddeus Holt writes that “Stonewall Jackson was the “great-great-great grandfather of modern British deception.” He also notes that British General Sir Archibald Wavell was fond of quoting Jackson’s strategic mantra, “mystify and mislead the enemy,” as he spread deceptive radio communications he knew his Japanese adversary would intercept in June of 1942.

Holt writes in his Prologue admiringly of Jackson:

“June 1862. For two months Stonewall Jackson has marched and counter-marched his little Confederate army in a bewildering choreography up and down the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, striking where least expected and disappearing again, leaving four different Union commanders wondering what had hit them.

Now he slipped his army across the Blue Ridge to join Lee’s main body for a surprise attack upon McClellan’s host bearing down on Richmond. If the Yankees should suspect even for a moment that this is happening, the telegraph will flash the word to Washington and thence to McClellan. So they must be made to act on the belief that Jackson is headed down the Valley towards the Potomac in pursuit of retreating Federals.

To this end Jackson has directed his engineers to perform a new topographical survey of the Valley, as if he were planning a further campaign there. He has ordered rumors spread of an impending advance to the Potomac.

He has sent cavalry to follow the enemy retreat, and the troopers themselves have no idea where their infantry is. His outpost lines and cavalry screen are airtight. His officers have been told nothing. His men have no notion what is afoot; they have been instructed to answer all questions with “I don’t know,” and have been forbidden even to ask the names of villages they pass through.

[Jackson] himself is riding ahead to Richmond incognito. And in a few days his men will pour yelling out of the woods against McClellan’s right wing. “Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy,” Jackson said once to one of his generals. He is a master of that game.”

Fast forward to 1900. Colonel G.F.R. Henderson is a distinguished military historian and scholar, who since 1892 has been Professor of Military Art and History at the British Staff College . . . Henderson is the closest of all students of Stonewall Jackson. His two-volume biography of the Confederate genius, published in 1898, is (and a century later will still be) one of the masterpieces of Civil War studies.

The greatest general, says Henderson, is “he who compels his adversary to make the most mistakes,” whose imagination can produce “stratagems which brings mistakes about;” and in this respect he compares Jackson to Wellington – “Both were masters of ruse and stratagem” – and contrasts him with Grant, who had “no mystery about his operations” and “no skill in deceiving his adversary.”

(The Deceivers, Allied Military Deception in the Second World War, Thaddeus Holt, Scribner, 2004, excepts pp. 1-3)

Lincoln’s Diplomatic Dilemma

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Lammot Du Pont, member of the Du Pont powder business family and company agent (Captain Samuel Francis Du Pont was commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard), hurried to England in late 1861 with instructions from the United States government to purchase a year’s supply of saltpeter, or approximately three million pounds.

It was during his third day at sea that the British mail packet “Trent” was stopped and searched by the USS San Jacinto as it sailed through the Bahama Channel. Southern envoys James M. Mason and John Slidell, on their way to England, were forcibly removed over the protests of the British officers, and imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor.

Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Lincoln’s Diplomatic Dilemma

“The magnitude of Du Pont’s purchases had not escaped official attention. On November 27 a certain J. MacKenzie wrote Lord John Russell, Foreign Secretary . . . “It is more than a year’s supply for that Government even in time of War . . . and [looks] as if the Federal Government, having decided on a rupture with this country, was desirous of first laying in a supply of saltpeter.”

In a memorandum to the members of the cabinet on November 30, Prime Minister Lord Palmerston proposed that at that day’s session they consider the proposal of Lord Russell to ban the exportation of arms, gunpowder and saltpeter. This was his comment on Anglo-American relations:

“. . . Every day brings us fresh evidence of settled determination of the Washington government to heap indignities and affronts upon us, to drive us to the wall taking their chance as to such a course leading to a war . . . This being the state of things, it being at least possible, if not probable, that we may in a short period of time find ourselves in hostilities with the Northern States, [and] would it not be weakness & folly in the extreme to allow them in the interval to draw from our storehouses and manufacturers those means and implements of war which they are now scantily supplied with, and which when obtained by them, would probably be turned against ourselves.

If our men are shot down by rifles made by us, and with gunpowder supplied by us, should we not as a Government be laughed to scorn as unfit to conduct the affairs of the country.”

Even if no rupture took place, Palmerston pointed out, it was to the British interest to shorten the war by withholding vital supplies in order that shipments of Southern cotton and normal trade relations could be resumed as soon as possible.

A furor of anti-American sentiment swept the British press when news of the Trent episode reached England. Believing that the embargo would not soon be lifted, Du Pont prepared to return home for further instructions. English arsenals and shipyards, he noted, were working night and day; troops were being readied for Canada; and Lord Lyons, British Minister in Washington, had been instructed to close the embassy and return home if England’s demands . . . were not satisfied.

And if war came, France would be England’s ally, for Napoleon III was very hostile to the North. Russia was the only major power friendly to the United States, Du Pont believed.

If Mason and Slidell were not released and proper apologies not made to England, the Union would stand alone against two great powers of Europe, and the Confederacy would gain them as outright allies or as friendly neutrals. Such a powerful alignment of strength against the North could not be allowed to materialize.”

(“The Devil to Pay!”: Saltpeter and the Trent Affair, Harold Hancock & Norman Wilkinson, Civil War History, Volume X, No. 1, March 1964, University of Iowa, excerpts, pp. 22-27)

The Great Reversal. A Response to "Douglas Murray: Europe is committing suicide" in Hungary Journal

Via comment by Andrea Daley Utronebel on "Europe NEEDS tough migration laws to survive - Mac...


A kind of reversal has happened between the West and the Rest. The Great Reversal.

There was a time when people in the Rest stayed put and minded their own business in their own world.
In contrast, the people in the West, as adventurers-businessmen-conquerors-missionaries-or-colonizers, intruded into the world of the Rest and began to take over. In some places, their colonization and replacement of natives were permanent, especially in the Americas and Australia.

Europe NEEDS tough migration laws to survive - Macron FINALLY admits

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FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has dealt a body-blow to the EU sacred cow of freedom of movement saying no new state should join the block without preconditions on migration.


The European Union’s intractable stance to allow untrammelled migration is seen as one of the major triggers for Britain’s Brexit decision.

But at a meeting of European leaders in Bulgaria the French President took a notably hard line on migration and the continued expansion of the bloc.

Brussels faces a rocky road to enlargement.

More @ Express

Fringe Political Movements Expert Talks About the $PLC and the Left

Via Peter

Q: In your research of political extremists — both left and right — what are the common threads in their rhetoric and tactics?

A: Well, they both use strong rhetoric, but I would have to say that the rhetoric of the far left is much more strident, uncompromising, threatening, and intolerant.

More @ Medium

Obama-era Political Prisoner Writes SCATHING Letter to AG Jeff Sessions


Dear Attorney General Sessions,

To say that you are a disappointment and an utter failure as AG would be an understatement. It would probably be more accurate to call you the worst “Republican” attorney general in American history.

One has to try hard just to name anything which you haven't screwed up as the nation's “top cop.”

From your failure to bring any charges whatsoever against any Democratic leaders for their election shenanigans in 2016; to your attempt to enlist your party for an ill-conceived anti-marijuana political kamikaze run, which was blocked by President Trump; to your failure to keep the so-called “Russia investigation” from spiraling out of control as a misappropriated propaganda tool of the Democrats;

the missing Strzok-Page text messages; the unanswered Congressional subpoenas; your empty threats and promises to just resign; your mishandling of the media, especially when it comes to all things related to immigration; your apparent attempts to lead the DOJ from the rear and so much more, you've lowered the bar for gross incompetence even further than Eric Holder and your continued presence only serves to undermine the public's trust in the government, in your department, and in your party.

More @ Free MartyG

Republicans are set to defy history

 Trump's poll numbers confirm the media is still just 'crying wolf'

Pollsters counted him out. Pundits never gave him a chance. But while they mocked his election prospects, candidate Donald Trump traveled the country turning out votes to defy the odds in 2016.

The Republican National Committee knows what we’re up against this November. We know we’re facing tough historical trends, and many in the mainstream media have all but called this election a loss for Republicans. But we’ve defied history before, and the Republican Party is in prime position to do it again in 2018.

Despite facing a “blue wave,” when Americans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in primary elections, Republicans had record turnout. We saw numbers that were 61 percent higher in West Virginia, 43 percent higher in Indiana, and 48 percent higher in Ohio. That’s no coincidence.

More @ The Hill

“Collusion against Trump” timeline

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New items added in blue on May 20, 2018

It’s easy to find timelines that detail Trump-Russia collusion developments. Here are links to two of them I recommend:

Politifact Russia-Trump timeline

Washington Post Russia-Trump timeline

On the other side, evidence has emerged in the past year that makes it clear there were organized efforts to collude against candidate Donald Trump–and then President Trump. For example:

"Chickens voting for Colonel Sanders": 70 Berlin nightclubs to protest AfD march

Via David


“The Berlin club culture is everything that Nazis are not. And everything they hate,” the clubs wrote in a joint message that called the AfD “suit-and-tie-Nazis” and PEGIDA “German bratwursts.” “We are progressive, queer, feminist, anti-racist, inclusive, colorful, and we have unicorns. On our dance floors, people from all backgrounds unite, with diverse desires, changing identities and good taste.”

“We cannot dance to this state of things,” they wrote. “Our party will crash their march.”

Don’t you love it when SJWs take themselves way too seriously?

 Infografik Deutschlandtrend Sonntagsfrage Mai 2018 ENG

New Evidence of Foreign Government Meddling in 2016 Election Finally Uncovered — But it was from the UK – not Russia!

Via Billy


New evidence proves that a foreign government meddled in the 2016 US Election. But the government identified is the UK, not Russia!

After more than a year of the Mueller investigation, millions of dollars and the Mainstream Media’s (MSM) relentless attack on President Trump, what do we have? Nothing really.

President Trump tweeting in February that if the goal of Russia was to create discord in the US then they have succeeded. “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!”

Judge Jeanine: Jeff Sessions is the Most Dangerous Man in America