Archives for: July 2005


Permalink 09:04:20 am, by ptah Email , 94 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: International Affairs

"Velvet Hammer"

That's the term being applied to Condolezza Rice in this MSNBC website news link to the Washington Post article about her taking over at the State Department. She may have changed the direction of State at the top, but there's still a lot of cruft and… more »


Permalink 03:49:38 pm, by ptah Email , 1270 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Department Of Religion and Philosopy

"...a neurosis at the level of an entire civilization."

Via an Email from Tamar comes an interview with Pierre Rehov, documentary filmmaker, on the psychology behind suicide bombings. Read the whole thing, but the following is noteworthy (despite it's neo-freudianism): What insights did you gain from makin… more »


Permalink 05:28:53 am, by ptah Email , 11 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Grounds and Maintenance

Recent website outage...

It would HELP to make sure there's power to the hub... more »


Permalink 09:37:03 pm, by ptah Email , 323 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Department Of Religion and Philosopy

Motivation of Suicide Bombers

Via Brothers Judd, comes this enlightening little excerpt: He was polite as he welcomed me into his home. The house was surrounded by a high cement wall that had been fortified with steel. We sat down in a large, simply furnished room whose walls were… more »
Permalink 09:33:48 pm, by ptah Email , 95 words   English (US) latin1
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Little Girl

At Michael Yon's blog, via Rantburg, comes a haunting photo... Major Mark Bieger found this little girl after the car bomb that attacked our guys while kids were crowding around. The soldiers here have been angry and sad for two days. They are angry be… more »


Permalink 08:10:05 pm, by ptah Email , 160 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: National Affairs


If it can give a welcome surge of energy to a U.S soldier in the Iraqi desert, then it should do the trick for a runner, a hiker, a third-shift worker or even an on-the-go mom. The Army even calls it "warrior-tested." What is it? The new HOOAH! Bar… more »


Permalink 12:05:16 pm, by ptah Email , 193 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: International Affairs

The London Terror

I've been on a cruise in the Carribean, and am now heading back to port, trying to outrun hurricane Dennis, when news of the London Bombings hit the news. We at the War College stand in solidarity with our British cousins: all members of the Fighting… more »


Permalink 02:05:36 pm, by ptah Email , 33 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Grounds and Maintenance


Comments are shut down while we're on vacation. Have a great 4th of July, be sure to single out our military for extra special thanks and appreciation, and see ya after the 8th. more »
Zion first.

THEN Jerusalem.
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