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Posts on 06/19/19

Sailing the Strait of Hormuz

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/19/19 4:12 pm) Very informative post from Timothy Brown (18 June). I know the Strait of Hormuz and its sea lanes very well, and went many many times through them. Originally the territorial waters ...

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Iran, Oman, and the Strait of Hormuz

(Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, USA, 06/19/19 6:23 am) Timothy Brown (18 June) wrote that I have made the assumption that the "Strait of Hormuz is 100% legally sovereign Iranian territory right up to the beaches of Oman." How did Tim arri ...

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Nicaragua`s Struggle (from Moises Hassan Morales)

(John Eipper, USA, 06/19/19 4:43 am) Moisés Hassan writes from Managua: The harrowing story of the Caleros, shared by Gary Moore on June 16th, is but one of a number of consequences of the brutal re ...

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Soviet Casualties in WWII: How Many Were Slaughtered by the Political Commissars?

(David Pike, France, 06/19/19 4:27 am) In the WAIS debate on the Soviet contribution to Allied victory, I've entered the battle a little late, but not too late to mention a factor overlooked by WAISers. Historians ...

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Posts on 06/18/19

Louis Gregory and the South Carolina Baha`is

(Vincent Littrell, USA, 06/18/19 4:28 am) In July 2014 I posted on WAIS a 2010 US religious census that showed the Baha'i Faith was the largest non-Christian religion in South Carolina.  See: Read more

Who Owns the Strait of Hormuz?

(Timothy Brown, USA, 06/18/19 3:54 am) Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich's post (16 June) is predicated on an assumption that the Strait of Hormuz is 100% legally sovereign Iranian territory right up to the beaches of Oman. It is not.

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Posts on 06/17/19

Was Franco Mentioned in the 1978 Constitution?

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 06/17/19 6:26 am) When commenting on Jordi Molins's post of June 14th, John E asked regarding Spain, "wouldn't a constitutional democracy have to acknowledge the non-democratic system that existed pri ...

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Germany, USSR, and "Logistical Imbalances": Destroying Some Assumptions

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 06/17/19 4:32 am) I found the phrase "logistical imbalance," in Timothy Brown's post of June 15th, curious. "Massed infantry formations" vs. "logistical advantages"--what does ...

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What Happened to General Vlasov?

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/17/19 3:51 am) Wikipedia, Wikipedia! John E noted the different accounts of the fate of General Andrey Andreyevich Vlasov of the Russian Liberation Army. The Italian version states that Vlasov surrendered to ...

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Posts on 06/16/19

Adolfo Calero of the NDR

(Timothy Brown, USA, 06/16/19 4:33 pm) I knew Adolfo Calero quite well, although I never met his family. He was one of number of officials of the civilian Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance (NDR) with whom I dealt. Adolfo was one of the more ...

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