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Posts on 01/18/18

US Secretaries of State and Syria Policy

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/18/18 10:35 am) Lately the US Empire had a series of Secretaries of State that, perhaps because of their loyalty to the Presidents they serve, have not really shined in wisdom in foreign policy: Madeleine Albright, C ...

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Cannons, Canons, Kanun...and Kanuni Suleyman

(Edward Jajko, USA, 01/18/18 7:01 am) To expand on Gary Moore's aside (January 14) on the philologically rich word "canon" and its use in the Middle East, where he says it appears in Islam as Kanun: The word is indeed ...

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I`ve Always Wanted to Go to South Africa

(Angel Vinas, Belgium, 01/18/18 4:54 am) My heartiest congratulations to Tim Ashby (17 January), mixed up with good-natured envy. I´ve always been a keen reader of South African history in the 19th century. Unfortunately, I neve ...

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Memories of a Child in WWII Britain

(John Heelan, UK, 01/18/18 4:38 am) I have written elsewhere in WAIS about my memories as a child during the Blitz. In 1941, aged three or four, in common with some 800,000 other children, I was "evacuated" from London ...

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Posts on 01/17/18

Dispatch from Spion Kop, South Africa

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 01/17/18 5:25 pm) Last Saturday, en route to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, I visited the eerie site of the Battle of Spion Kop (24th January 1900) in Kwa-Zulu Natal where 243 British soldiers lie buried, the v ...

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Buddhism, Enlightenment, and Johnny Nash; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 01/17/18 2:32 pm) Ric Mauricio writes: In response to Istvan Simon (January 17th), I would like to clarify the reasoning behind my comparison of Buddhism's enlightenment and Christi ...

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Whirlwind Trip to Europe, Israel

(Istvan Simon, USA, 01/17/18 1:59 am) I would like to offer a few comments on Ric Mauricio's take on Buddhism (11 January). I welcome Ric's comments, but I do not think that Buddhism is similar to the Holy Spirit in Christianity. ...

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Questions about the Yellowcake Hoax; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 01/17/18 1:48 am) Gary Moore writes: I'm a bit confused by John Heelan's interesting information (16 January) on the yellowcake hoax (or yellowcake forgery). If Moss ...

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Posts on 01/16/18

WAISers Simon and Papasotiriou in Athens

(Istvan Simon, USA, 01/16/18 5:57 am) We recently stayed in Athens for 3 days, and had a mini-WAIS summit with my good friend Harry Papasotiriou, who showed us some of the non-tourist places known only to Greeks. We very much appreciated ...

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Relations between Mussolini and Imperial Japan

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 01/16/18 5:39 am) John E (9 January) asked me about the relations between Mussolini and Imperial Japan. As far back as 1919, Mussolini spoke of an Asian century under Japanese leadership. The future DuceRead more

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