Anatoly Fyodorovich Dobrynin, awoke at 0300 bright [ok..it was still dark, but not in the Rodina!] and early as was his custom, primarily to deal with telegraphs and phone calls from Moscow.
After a brisk cold shower, shave a [#$%^], he donned a tailor made medium grey super fine Merino Wool suit from Brooks Brothers. Quickly he matched a patterned tie and crisp blue shirt then rode the elevator 15 floors to the waiting armoured limo. Another glorious day in the Imperialist land of the free. Say what you will about Americans he thought, but they live like kings.
The same routine everyday as was his protocol, and every day he thanked something bigger than himself for his good fortune to be posted in the USA, the land of abundant provision. Every day he consumed with gay abandon, knowing that this evil of riches must one day end.
Inside the Embassy, past security, in a secure room he sat down with a tray of fresh roasted coffee from Costa Rica, combined with rich American cream and white toast with just plain butter. American butter. So yellow. So smooth. He loved the texture of the butter combining with the massive nicotine hit from his American cigarettes rich flavor. Ohh America…
Mitch writes a fascinating article summing up many of the macro economic challenges of electing to go to war in the American Civil War.
North and South 1861 Part I
This combined with an article on Strategies is a great start to a cool series her is the Southern Strategy:
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0500 6th of June the British Beaches. The landings overall go pretty well. DD tanks sink at historical rates. But troop losses are light! This game under the guidance of Jesse Escobedo ran super smooth. The Large rule book was rarely referenced and the core concepts were explained in 15 minutes….ok so he had to repeat everything due some problem with my head from the night before.
Breaking news while the general was out of town events took a turn for the worse on the home front.
First assessment suggested a Black Panther. Otherwise known as Nugget.
Further investigation found bird poop on the top of the TV…. which led me to believe that perhaps my door was left open.
Now to find a child to sacrifice for this transgression.
The War Gods will not be fucking happy.
Massena was kicking ass.
Like many situations, change is always challenging. Sometimes however the change we comes at great cost. Sometimes the change sought is not worth the price to be paid.
Mid ’79 in our potential world war III as presented by The Next War, history has a strange way of repeating it self…or not. Tensions build in Warsaw Pact nations.
File picture of Czech youngsters holding a Czechoslovak flag standing atop an overturned truck as other Prague residents surround Soviet tanks in Prague on 21 March 1978 as the Soviet-led invasion by the Warsaw Pact armies crushed the so called Prague Spring reform Czechoslovakia. The Communist Party in Prague had declared “democratic socialism” in the spring, upsetting the leaders of the other Warsaw Pact nations. At 4 a.m. on March 21, Soviet paratroopers surrounded the building of the Communist Party’s central committee on the Vltava River and stormed reformer Alexander Dubcek’s office. Soviet KGB officers then arrested the party leader. The tragedy had begun. AFP PHOTO HO/STR/FILES (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images)
The uprising was initially peaceful, Soviet and Warsaw Pact partner nations engaged the crowds and were charmed by the love. The desire for peace. The desire for a new open form of Socialism.