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Did Ukraine shoot down MH17

Posted July 29th, 2014 at 06:04 AM by MarshallBudyonny

There are a few points of contention that need to be discussed first. Even if we assume that the action was carried out by Russian separatists who Ukraine knew had the capability of down a civilian aril-liner why was flight MH17 diverted 300 miles off course into an active war zone and specifically one where the danger of it being shot down was credible. Another noteworthy aspect of this ordeal was the fact that numerous Ukrainian fighter jets, transport planes and helicopters had been shot down...
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Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet at Gettysburg

Posted April 29th, 2013 at 01:24 AM by Stefany (The American Civil War)

It seems that Robert E. Lee gets a lot of bashing for Gettysburg not so much because of Pickett's charge, but because he didn't listen to his "Old War Horse" namely his second-in-command General James Longstreet. When Lee contrived the idea for the attack through the center of Meade's army, Longstreet said to him that his idea was horrible. Lee didn't listen to him, ordered the attack and it resulted in failure. But it seems that Lee gets a lot of bashing from historians for not listening...
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How they make History today

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 12:40 PM by Crystal Rainbow

Since I had started the thread about the dig in Leicester, I now feel I have to write about my dismay about how it has been dealt with. I am surprised that it has gone this far and the amount bad coverage concerning this project.

I am very surprised that these people that have establish professional backgrounds have put their names to this fiasco. I will tell my side of the story so that you can draw your own conclusions.

I had been interested in Richard III and Tudors...
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Sherman's speech

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 06:31 AM by Stefany (The American Civil War)
Updated January 26th, 2013 at 05:07 AM by Stefany (I've eventually became a fan of the general and had to edit the first line of the blog.)

While reading Shelby Foote's "The Civil War - A Narrative" I came upon William T. Sherman's utterance before a Virginian professor back at the general's old days at the Louisiana Military Academy.

The people in the past are not like today's - they were way more direct back then and didn't talk with circumlocutions like 99.99 % of the people nowadays. This is what I especially like in the past - people were honest and straightforward.
Sherman's speech here shows...
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Robert E. Lee's loyalty

Posted April 11th, 2013 at 01:54 AM by Stefany (The American Civil War)
Updated April 11th, 2013 at 10:27 AM by Stefany

I have always been fascinated how in 1861 Colonel Robert E. Lee left the United States army and went to defend his home state of Virginia that just seceded. Lee was the most promising officer of the North, graduated 2nd from West Point and having distinguished himself in the Mexican war.

Upon his arrival in Washington to present his resignation, he was quickly made a full colonel and general-in-chief of the army of the Union, Winfield Scott, proposed him command of an army and a promotion...
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