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Category Archives: libya
So, we hear that in Ireland they don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s day like they do in the USA. Some try to claim that Protestants don’t celebrate it at all. Well, after Saint George, Saint David and Saint Andrew, Saint Patrick … Continue reading
“North Korea is already tied up in layers of sanctions. They don’t seem to have have any impact. ” Says Lucy Williamson for the BBC. Little does she know, the sanctions do have an impact, and a big one. The … Continue reading
A few months ago, I asked “when” an event became history. Well, I had other questions too, and one re-surfaced over New Years when they discussed whether Mary Seacole should stay in Britain’s national curriculum. Apparently, this remarkable woman, a … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: I wrote this shortly before the attack on the embassy in Libya. I did not have time to do a spell check right away, and considered not publishing it when the attack happened. Unfortunately, when I heard about … Continue reading
It may be hard to believe that Malta played a key role in European, British, Russian, Ottoman and American military history. Now, as the man who once caused headaches for NATO passes away, it might be time to reflect on why the little island (and its small neighbors) held so much weight. Continue reading
When in Rome, thank God you’re English.* When in Rome, shouldn’t you do as the Romans Do? Well, Hanmer Warrington didn’t think so.
With the entire world seemingly against Gadaffi, one wonders why he is in power. An opinion on Arab News confirms that most of the world is decidedly against him. All I can say is, I regret living in a sound … Continue reading
In 1803, the US lost one of its best ships when Bainbridge hit uncharted rocks. According to Anthony Irvin, the Philadelphia was “one third of Preble’s Squadron.”
In October, I had no idea what was going to happen in North Africa. Yet, I felt drawn to write a history of the “Barbary pirates.” I didn’t yet realize what would happen this year, nor did I know that … Continue reading