Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bill Clinton and Nigeria

In Asian culture, there is a fusion between the concepts for crisis and opportunity. In Nigeria, right now, there is a crisis, which presents the U.S. strategically, with many opportunities, and we should take them for sound strategic, tactical and … Continue reading

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Germany’s big chance

by Karl Spain On September 1, 1939, Hitler attacked Poland, having already signed a secret pack with Russia, called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, agreeing to split Poland up right down the middle, after the Russians invaded from the east. The Russians … Continue reading

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World War always starts in Poland

By Karl Spain The Swiss central bank’s decision to let the Swiss Franc appreciate is going to land like an atom bomb on the Polish economy — if the figure out there in the economic press attributing 40% of the … Continue reading

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Watching Football with Gorbachev

  By Karl Spain I love this time of year because I like to watch professional football and nothing is better than playoff football. Of course, I could be happier because I’m a Redskins fan. I used to laugh at … Continue reading

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The Washington Pillory & Post

By Karl Spain When I was a young man, delivering the newspaper on my bicycle in Montgomery Village, Nixon was President and the Washington Post was like God to me. It seemed that all the bad in the world represented … Continue reading

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Dole’s Strength and Honor

by Karl Spain Strength and honor were Roman ideals, a vision of a perfect warrior, young, strong, smart, brave, and heroically committed to his country; family, and unit. Whether the action was yesterday in the Middle East, or 70 years … Continue reading

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How Germany Won WWIII

By Karl Spain Sounds strange, does it not? It happened though, and it’s over! Here’s a quick recap for those of you who may have missed a very momentous last few months. Early 2014 – Russian president Vladimir Putin is … Continue reading

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The Delicate Balance

The German people under Adolf Hitler were not the war happy, death-loving machine with skulls emblazoned on their foreheads – Hollywood would have us believe – at the outset of the war anyway. Public approval matters, even to despots and … Continue reading

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