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Posts on 04/16/18

JFK Assassination: I Am Convinced of a Conspiracy

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 04/16/18 2:33 pm) I have always been very suspicious that there must have been a conspiracy at the highest levels for anyone to assassinate a modern US president. The layers of security around the president are impres ...

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A John Heelan Ancestor...

(John Heelan, UK, 04/16/18 4:40 am) Patrick Mears's interesting report about searching for his Irish roots (15 April) reminded me that in Cripple Creek's (Colorado) Gold Mining Museum, I spotted a waybill dated in the 1880s ...

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Syria Strike Did Not Go Far Enough

(Istvan Simon, USA, 04/16/18 3:43 am) I am not surprised by Eugenio Battaglia's take on the US joint intervention with France and the UK to destroy Assad's chemical weapons laboratories and storage facilities. I am a huge op ...

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Mao, Hitler, Stalin: Who Killed More? Ian Johnson in "NYRB"

(Paul Levine, Denmark, 04/16/18 3:27 am) I share Istvan Simon's admiration for George Zhibin Gu's heartbreaking entries on Modern China. And I share Istvan's passionate feelings about Mao Zedong's monstrous a ...

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Posts on 04/15/18

Trump`s "Mission Accomplished" and Financial Shenanigans; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 04/15/18 2:13 pm) Ric Mauricio writes: To paraphrase Mark Twain, "The reports of Trump's successes are greatly exaggerated." In an earlier WAIS posting, I posted his investment ...

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In Praise of George Zhibin Gu

(Istvan Simon, USA, 04/15/18 7:54 am) I am deeply thankful to George Zhibin Gu for the heartbreaking stories of the man-made disasters produced by Mao Zedong. Mao was the worst mass murderer of the last century. It is hard to imagi ...

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"Mission Accomplished" in Syria Strike: Trump

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/15/18 5:16 am) Oh, my goodness. Good Old Trump has tweeted: "Mission accomplished." Does this mean another 15+ years of war in Syria? JE comments: Bush II's "Mission Accomplished" boa ...

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Getting Away from It All: Australia

(Martin Storey, Australia, 04/15/18 4:58 am) Me, me! Me? Background I had an American dream. It started on July 3rd, 1976, the day I landed in Chicago, Illinois, for my first visit to the USA as a twelve-year old boy from the ...

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Getting Away from It All: Germany

(Patrick Mears, Germany, 04/15/18 4:22 am) in response to John Eipper's question and John Heelan's story, I can add my two cents. Sometime in my late 50s, I decided that I was ready and able to retire from the active ...

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