Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Beirut Operation in 1983; Mission Impossible

The Bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut Lebanon occurred  on 23 October 1983. 241 Marines and soldiers were killed. Many others were crippled for life. On the occasion of the date since this tragic event happened , every year, … Continue reading

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Nizar Hamdoon and Jamal Khashoggi: Birds of a Feather.

What do Nizar Hamdoon and  Jamal Khasghoggi have in common? Seemingly very little. Hamdoon,  was an Iraqi from Mosul appointed by Saddam as Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States from 1984 to 1988 and later to the UN from 1992 … Continue reading

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ARABS:Ten Things I like About Them.

First and foremost in terms of professions I am an American soldier, an artilleryman, but secondly I am a student of  history, especially military history. Within that broad category I have a niche carved out in Arab military history and … Continue reading

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