The Queen’s riddle

The Queen’s riddle When Barack Obama met with Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England , he asked her . . . “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?” “Well,” said the Queen, “The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.”…

So What Is It? – Part II

I wrote in the last post: It may surprise many, but I am open to an alternate explanation [for Islamic inspired terrorism]. I am open to accept that Islam is being used as a scapegoat, an excuse by radical factions. I am open to understanding that these atrocities are not committed by “real” Muslims. I…

So What Is it? – Part I

A few days ago, I read what was purported to be a thoughtful commentary on Islam’s role in terrorism in the UK Telegraph. It was written by Mehdi Hasan, the political director of the Huffington Post UK. At first, I dismissed is as simply more Islamist apologia – it was from the Huffington Post, after…

Memorial Day: Nettuno, Italy

I don’t know how to add pics to a reply, or I would have added these to Utah’s post. These are from the USA cemetary in Nettuno, Italy where my uncle Lt. Donald Wiley is buried. The plane he was in was shot down on a mission from Egypt to assess damages somewhere in Italy…

Just Another “Lone Wolf” Attack

Just antother couple of jerks, I guess. Wait…maybe not: Woolwich attack: British soldier’s death was more than ‘lone wolf’ attack The murder of a British soldier on the streets of London was not a “lone wolf” attack, the Home Secretary has said. On Saturday night a further three men, aged 21, 24 and 28, were…