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Posts on 11/27/15

A Thanksgiving Ahoy from the Gulf of Mexico

(Randy Black, USA, 11/27/15 6:24 am) From the top deck of Carnival's Triumph in the port of Galveston about 3 PM, Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends in WAIS. We are celebrating Mom's 92nd birthday with thi ...

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What About Pakistan? From Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 11/27/15 6:08 am) Gary Moore writes: A groundswell of consensus is marked by John Eipper's milestone comment of 26 November--that it was probably a mistake to overthrow the strongmen w ...

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Posts on 11/26/15

Thanksgiving Greetings

(David Pike, France, 11/26/15 12:52 pm) A HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! I feel very much like the Odd Man Out--the only Brit left in the family! To WAIS, my dear WAIS, with you since the creation (of WAIS). But FI ...

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First Thanksgiving: St Augustine?

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 11/26/15 12:29 pm) I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving day from Venezuela! Thanksgiving is not part of our culture; we do not celebrate it although I have been sometimes part of this gathering of friends and fami ...

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Revisiting 9/11 in Light of Current Terrorist Events

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 11/26/15 8:46 am) These days various (unwilling?) apologists for the jihadi terrorists inundate the airwaves and the web with an old saw. It goes more or less like this: "For decades the West has lorded it o ...

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Thanksgiving 2015

(Anthony J Candil, USA, 11/26/15 7:10 am) From the heart of Texas, Happy Thanksgiving to y'all! JE comments: Just last year, I had the good fortune of spending Thanksgiving in Texas, including a visit to Anthony and Fer Candil' ...

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Princeton Protests

(Francisco Ramirez, USA, 11/26/15 6:38 am) For a thoughtful assessment of Princeton and the Wilson controversy, I recommend Richard Cohen's opinion piece in The Washington Post. He comes to the conclusion that the administration ...

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Emergency Powers for Obama?

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 11/26/15 6:20 am) I totally agree with Nigel Jones (25 November) regarding Obama's intentions. Obama is not stupid. My main concern now is that might be setting us up for a Paris+ type of event that would give him ...

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Thanksgiving 2015

(John Heelan, UK, 11/26/15 6:01 am) A happy and safe Thanksgiving to all US WAISers--although I suspect that the turkey being discussed will not be the one on the dining table. JE comments: Our faithful colleague on the Isle of W ...

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Posts on 11/25/15

Turkey Downs Russian Warplane

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 11/25/15 2:25 pm) Let me applaud the post of Nigel Jones (25 November).  Maybe Nigel's tone is a bit strong, but I've been saying for a long time that we need Putin. By the way, he seems to me extremely so ...

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