Tag Archives: Soviet Union

Afghan 'blowback' is just blowing smoke

I hate the word “blowback”. Once upon a time, it meant an action that created unintended consequences; the CIA overthrows a government, and the new regime turns out to be even more inimical to American interests. Ha, ha, the joke’s … Continue reading

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The Wall that fell and saved the world

It feels like a different era, doesn’t it? The graffiti spray-painted on the ugly concrete, the cheering crowds, the young people lithely scaling the hated stonework as they tore it down. It was 20 years ago when the Berlin Wall … Continue reading

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Remembering the "Good War"

Today marks the 70th anniversary of World War II. Technically, it only marks the German invasion of Poland; Britain and France did not declare war until September 3, 1939. But that would be quibbling to the Poles who were dive-bombed, … Continue reading

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