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This may have been the first battle of Tet '68?


The Battle of Khe Sanh began on January 21, 1968, when forces from the People’s Army of North Vietnam (PAVN) carried out a massive artillery bombardment on the U.S. Marine garrison at Khe Sanh, located in South Vietnam near the border with Laos. For the next 77 days, U.S. Marines and their South Vietnamese allies fought off an intense siege of the garrison, one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.


(I was in country at that time but I was not at Khe Sanh)

I suspect Joe Biden knows how Abe Lincoln felt in 1860?

A country that seemed divided beyond repair.

Hatred and racism deep within the fabric of the nation.

So set in their beliefs that they are ready to tear down the Union rather than compromise.

The Democrats, mostly in the South, hated Abe Lincoln. They were inspired by Robert E. Lee and a southern populism. They were ready to fight and die for what they believed in. They were led by Jefferson Davis and other southern demagogues. They could not see the tragedy that lay in front of them.

Now, Joe Biden faces a similar division in the country. He is not their President. That mantle belongs to another demagogue.

Abe Lincoln warned that "a house divided against itself cannot stand". Joe Biden had always been a Senator that sought compromise. Now he finds himself in a country arguably more divided than anytime since the beginning of the Civil War?

I think there probably are parallels to what Lincoln was thinking in 1860?

OAN is carrying the CultFest.

in Alabama.

If anyone cares?

Why do people taunt wild animals, dangerous situations, and deadly diseases?

It seems that every person that mocks the Covid, or the vaccine, ends up dead? They don't believe it will kill you and they want everyone to know what they believe. Then they get sick and die.

Like some person at the zoo that wants to climb the fence so they can get a closer look at the little kitty lion. Then they are mauled to death.

What's with these people? Do they think they are invincible?

Here is a simple lesson: Don't mock a deadly disease. It may come to visit you. None of us are immune from the threats in this world.

This is not World Wide Wrestling. People are not amused with your bravado.

A window of opportunity for American troops?

The Taliban and their closest allies are in Kabul attempting to organize a government. It will be no easy task. It may be impossible?

So, at this time, the leaders are distracted over who is going to hold power and who the Taliban will follow. They do not appear to be very organized.

Whatever the US troops can do at this time may be the best time they will see for a while? Once the Taliban and the terrorists get their bearings, they may decide to attack the Americans in some manner or other? They may try to shoot down an aircraft? A helicopter would probably be their preference?

Although things may look pretty bad at present, they can always get worse. We know that from experience.

According to BBC report, US officials have advised all Americans and Afghan citizens that ....

...wish to leave the country, to stay away from the Kabul Airport at this time.

Has this been reported in American news yet?

It must be very dangerous?

As some suggested a couple of days ago, Baradar the Barbarian has made his way into Kabul to discuss organizing a government. A good guess would be that several more Taliban followed him into town?

Also reported that an ISIS terrorist leader is involved in the negotiations for a new government.

Perhaps I am just paranoid, but I could see this situation deteriorating very rapidly.

Should Chris Wray be asked to step down?

It's not just that he found "scant" evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy in the January 6th attack on our Capitol. But, he seemed to have surrendered to Trump many months before. He had chosen to step back and remain silent and keep his job, it seemed to me.

He did nothing. In doing nothing, he supported the policies of Donald Trump. He failed in his job, in my opinion.

He should resign.

The GOP is pulling for the Taliban...

... to embarrass Joe Biden and America.

They don't really care if the American troops are killed in the process of evacuation. They will just blame Biden.

Just as they rooted for Putin. (Who can forget that more Republicans supported Putin than supported the Democratic Party in a poll a few years ago)

Just as they rooted against our Olympic team when they lost.

Now they are rooting for the Taliban and the terrorists to embarrass America.

Just as they cheered for and assisted the terrorists that attacked our Capitol. The majority of the Republican Party was ready to accept authoritarianism over democracy. There was something about democracy that they just did not like?

They are hoping America fails.

They are anti-American assholes.

Scripture for the Day - 2 Timothy 4:3-4

2 Timothy 4:3-4

3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
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