Category Archives: This Day in History

6 Jun

Normandy: A Hero Returns

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9 Feb

Ladies and gentlemen…50 years later- the Beatles!

50 years ago this evening I sat in my parent’s living room as a youngster and watched on the only TV we had the Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan show. It was electrifying. My parents regularly watched the Ed … Continue reading

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4 Nov

“Marg bar Amrika”

“President Carter inherited an impossible situation — and he and his advisers made the worst of it.”-Gaddis Smith

On this day in history 34 years ago, remember, remember the 4th of November; when militant Islamic students stormed the U.S. embassy, holding 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

To commemorate that takeover, and to demonstrate opposition to the new president’s call to “tone down” the common, daily-expressed slogan, “Death to America” chants, “tens of thousands” of protesters gathered in Tehran outside the old U.S. embassy in their own “million Islamist march” (or, as they call it, “National Day to Fight Global Arrogance”):

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6 Jun

D-Day…69 Years Later

Today is a day to remember the great sacrifice made by our boys in the greatest generation when they invaded the beaches of Normandy by air, by land, and by sea. Here is one of our great Presidents giving one … Continue reading

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19 Mar

10 Yr Anniversary of OIF: The Lie that Bush Lied

A “lie” and a “mistake” are not the same thing.

As the 10th anniversary of OIF arrives, Peter Feaver goes through some of the most prevalent myths regarding the wrongful narrative that “Bush lied, people died”:

1. The Bush administration went to war against Iraq because it thought (or claimed to think) Iraq had been behind the 9/11 attacks.

Posted in Bush 43, Bush Derangement Syndrome, Iraq/Al-Qaeda Connection, On This Day, The Iraqi War, This Day in History | 77 Comments | 1,611 views
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20 Dec

On this day in history: A Higher Call

December 20, 1943, 4 days before Christmas: a young American bomber pilot named Charlie Brown found himself somewhere over Germany, struggling to keep his plane aloft with just one of its four engines still working. They were returning from their … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Europe, Germany, military history, On This Day, This Day in History, True Heroes | 20 Comments | 2,706 views
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7 Nov

At What Price Victory

Nearly fifty years ago, during my tour of America on a Triumph motorcycle, I stopped at a Civil War Museum and burial ground for Civil War soldiers in Northern Alabama. I’ve been a student of history, and this seemed to be a curious part of America’s history.

The museum was run by the Daughters Of The Confederacy. A group that dedicated themselves to their work and the history of the Civil War Era. Their dedication to the memory of The Lost Cause or War of Northern Aggression and to the heroes of the Confederacy was awe inspiring if not a little frightening to a Canadian teenager. I paid to attend a formal history lesson and was barraged with a mass of history from the Southern perspective.

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15 Aug

Seal Team Six Speaks Out On Obama’s Raid

Obama’s indifference to our troops in the field who actually put their lives on the line is typical of nearly all imperial leaders of history. However we cannot excuse this blatant callousness on the personalities of history;

Posted in 9/11, Afghanistan, American Exceptionalism, American Intelligence, Anti-Americanism, Anti-military, Barack Obama, Culture of Corruption, Freedom, History, Hollywood Limousine & Learjet Liberals, Humor, Military, Military Families, military history, movie review, Pakistan, Privacy Issues, propaganda bureau, This Day in History, True Heroes, Uncategorized, War On Terror | Tagged , , | 75 Comments | 1,172 views
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1 May

The man who shot Liberty Bin Laden [Reader Post]

Every time I listen to Barack Obama describe how he repelled down a rope from a stealth helicopter on a dark Pakistani night and took down Osama Bin Laden I am reminded of the movie “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

Seldom has a story been more dishonestly spun than the one surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Posted in American Intelligence, Barack Obama, Bush Exceptionalism, Military, Obama Euphoric-Rapture Syndrome, Pakistan, propaganda bureau, This Day in History | Tagged , , , , , | 27 Comments | 1,148 views
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26 Sep

Lessons From The Past, The First Televised Presidential Debate, 9/26/60 Kennedy vs Nixon

Senator Kennedy and Vice President Nixon engaged in the first televised presidential debate on September 26, 1960, with over 70 million viewers watching. It was the first of four debates and it was focused on domestic issues.

The debate was an historical event: primarily, because it was the first televised presidential election debate, thus initiating television as an important medium in presidential elections and revealing how superficial and shallow the American voter can be regarding appearances, yet how critical or important appearances are in elections.

It can be argued that the visual contrast between the opponents was the defining issue that determined the election.

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