Category Archives: War

Wasps and terrorists

When I was a teenager in the 1950s, I was a science fiction nut. I would load myself down with books and short story anthologies from the library and even spend actual money on pulp magazines. There were a few … Continue reading

Posted in American society, Information war, Terrorism, War | 1 Comment

Walking between the raindrops

Last week, a Syrian-operated Russian antiaircraft system shot down a Russian plane while shooting at Israeli jets that had bombed a target in Syria. 15 Russians were on the plane, and none survived. That is really all I know about … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Middle East politics, US-Israel Relations, War | 2 Comments

A few questions for our leaders about the next war

Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more. – George S. Patton The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, War | 6 Comments

New thinking required to defeat Hamas

Back when music came on Bakelite discs that spun at 78 rpm, the very fragile records would crack easily. When you tried to play a cracked disc, often the stylus (what everyone called the “needle”) would strike the crack and … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs, War | 3 Comments

Restraint, the strategy of defeat

There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others. – Niccolo Machiavelli It’s been reported that indirect negotiations are underway with Hamas for the release of two Israelis and the bodies of two soldiers … Continue reading

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