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Blackhawk Down – The Untold Story

Black Hawk Down - The Untold StoryHi faithful readers sorry to bother you with a promotion (I know you have to wade thru my attempts to sell my books all the time) but this is for someone else.

I would love everyone to pre-order a copy of Blackhawk Down- The Untold Story on Amazon.

In case you did not know I am tangentially associated with the events of the rescue efforts of the Rangers and Delta Force on 3 October 1993 in Mogadishu, Somalia.   I know many of the people interviewed in this movie and have met the Director, Randall Larsen, personally at the world premier in Ft. Drum, NY in October of 2018.

Currently it is the #1 Best Selling Documentary on Amazon and I would like it to continue.   It is a great story and tells another side of the events of the Hollywood movie Blackhawk Down.

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Hawk-Down-Untold-Story/dp/6317752958/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=1KZIJQCSW6ZRR&keywords=black+hawk+down+the+untold+story&qid=1553973190&s=gateway&sprefix=black+hawk+down+the+%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

I make no money from this, in fact I have donated money to help it be created.   Thank you for your support.

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Innovators

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Without having to ask anyone’s permission, innovators everywhere used the Internet’s open platform to start companies that have transformed how billions of people live and work.    Ajit Pai

Ajit Varadaraj Pai (/əˈt ˈp/;[1] born January 10, 1973) is an American lawyer who serves as the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He is the first Indian American to hold the office. He has served in various positions at the FCC since being appointed to the commission by President Barack Obama in May 2012, at the recommendation of Mitch McConnell. He was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on May 7, 2012, and was sworn in on May 14, 2012, for a five-year term.

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Disarm

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When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.   Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, writer, playwright and poet of the Renaissance period.[2][3][4] He has often been called the father of modern political science. For many years he was a senior official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned by Italian scholars. He was secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his best-known work The Prince (Il Principe) in 1513, having been exiled from city affairs.

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Trouble

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.   Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (/ˈrzəvɛlt/ ROH-zə-velt;[b] October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He also served as the 25th vice president of the United States from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore, alongside those of George WashingtonThomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. In polls of historians and political scientists, Roosevelt is generally ranked as one of the five best presidents.

 

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Understanding

 

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.   Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.

Kipling in 1895

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Truth

Modern statue representing Tacitus outside the Austrian Parliament Building

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay;  falsehood by haste and uncertainty.   Tacitus

Publius (or GaiusCornelius Tacitus (56 – 120 AD) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and the Histories—examine the reigns of the emperors TiberiusClaudiusNero, and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors (69 AD). These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus, in 14 AD, to the years of the First Jewish–Roman War, in 70 AD. There are substantial lacunae in the surviving texts, including a gap in the Annals that is four books long.