(John Heelan, UK, 09/21/17 2:50 pm)
Here is another RAF WWII saying (still current in popular jargon): "Gone for a Burton" (i.e. something/someone no longer extant).
A "Burton" was/is a beer product fro
(David Duggan, USA, 09/21/17 7:48 am)
The glasses (and color) don't look right for port. More probably a Bordeaux.
JE comments: I suspected the same after posting my comment. But for an RAF pilot to drink
(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 09/21/17 6:28 am)
I have difficulty following Istvan Simon's logic in all of this.
I agree that NATO would be insane to attack and invade Russia, but why would it be any less insane for Russia t
(Massoud Malek, USA, 09/21/17 5:00 am)
In 2003, I spent 28 days in the predominantly Buddhist country of Myanmar, where monks are venerated members of society.
After less than 10 days, I fell in love with a Burmese girl who asked me
(John Eipper, USA, 09/21/17 4:11 am)
Gary Moore writes:
President Trump at the United Nations refracts in the New York Times with a question of our age, squeezed into the word "sovereignty.&
(Istvan Simon, USA, 09/20/17 5:11 am)
I do not often agree with Tor Guimaraes, whose view of the world is very different from mine, in spite of our common Brazilian origins.
To my mind, Tor has a one-sided and severely distorted pe
(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 09/20/17 4:16 am)
JE commented on September 19th: "Questions of 'ethos' and national character are endlessly intriguing, but with the lone exception of 1941, was Russia ever less the aggressor than German
(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 09/20/17 3:49 am)
To answer John's question about the term "splash" as it relates to aerial combat, I believe it is of RAF origin.
"Splash one enemy aircraft" is a term used by Commander &
(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/20/17 3:08 am)
L'SHANAH TOVAH U'METUKAH!
Happy New Year to all Jewish WAISers.
JE comments: Thank you, Eugenio. We're wrapping up a year of great troubles, both man-made and
(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 09/19/17 2:12 pm)
John E asked: "Could Russia have followed the path towards liberal democracy and eventual EU and even NATO membership? The Baltic republics did this with nary a hiccup."