ISIS/al Qaeda to Rise Again Until Sunnis legal Rights Protected

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, April 22, 2019, World section, page A-4, article: "Dozens killed in militant attacks," (https://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Militant-attacks-on-Syrian-forces-kill-dozens-13782867.php) examines how ISIS/al Qaeda has mounted attacks on Syrian Government forces killing nearly 50 soldiers. To put this in perspective, Iraq's Saddam Hussein was a Moslem Sunni and exploited the Iraq Shiite Moslem's for many [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Afghanistan, Is Anyone Watching Vietnam History Repeat Itself?

In the Sunday, April 14th, New York Times (and San Francisco Chronicle International,section one paragraph) page 13, International section article: "Taliban Begin Offensive Despite Talks," (https://www.voanews.com/a/us-taliban-signal-afghan-peace-talks-intact-despite-offensive-/4876183.html) examines how the Taliban are beginning their spring offensive, while still participating in peace talks, only with the U.S. The Taliban are refusing to participate with the U.S. backed [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Afghanistan, 44 Years Later, the Same Losing Vietnam Mess

In the Sunday, New York Times article, International section, page 10, “Afghanistan’s National Security Chief is Left on the Sidelines in His Own War.” (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/world/asia/afghanistan-hamdullah-mohib-zalmay-khalilzad.) examines how the United States and Taliban are continuing to negotiate peace, without including the U.S. backed government, which the Taliban considers a puppet state, which it is. So, after [...]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

My Wolfhound Combat Platoon Interview

Every two years, my Vietnam combat platoon from the 2nd of the 27th Infantry Wolfhounds, 25th Infantry Division, has a reunion. This past year, Big John, a sergeant in my platoon, and organizer of the reunions, has been interviewing surviving members of the platoon from Vietnam 1969-1970 era. The web site is: (http://wolfhounds2nd27th.org/wolfhounds-forever-interviews). Check out [...]

By | March 28th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Best New Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Movies

I was a combat platoon leader in Vietnam with two Bronze Stars, one for valor in ground combat, and diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2011. How Hollywood depicts returning combat veterans is helpful for a civilian to understand the psychological effects of combat on the human mind. My movie choices are: 1. [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Vietnam 1970 equals Afghansitan 2019

In the New York Times, Sunday Review section, page 9, article: “Is This the Right Way to End a War?, ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/sunday-review/war-vietnam-afghanistan-withdrawal.html) examines the similarities between 1970’s Vietnam and Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban going on today. Many experts also see lessons from Vietnam for the American experience in Afghanistan expressed in terms: you’ve [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Something Novel for Valentines Day

Try something novel for Valentines Day for your sweetheart. How about, "Curse of the Coloring Book," a novel, in addition to the usual flowers and candy. Be sure, if you using Amazon, to plug in "Curse of the Coloring Book," a novel or you will be directed to adult cursing coloring books! Check out the [...]

By | January 29th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Afghanistan Farewell, Good Heroin Riddance

  In the Sunday, New York Times, January 27th 2019, front page, article: “Truce after 17 Years of Afghan War,” (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/world/asia/taliban-peace-deal-afghanistan.html?act) examines how after 17 years, the negotiation with the Taliban is bearing fruit. Happy to hear that my suggestion of years ago: cut a deal with the Taliban to not harbor religious fanatics who [...]

By | January 28th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Documentary on my Combat Unit in Vietnam War

The leader of my combat platoon reunion committee found a Vietnam documentary about Firebase Jackson, one of my former slum housing bunker, described in my novel, “Curse of the Coloring Book.” Be sure and enter “Curse of the Coloring Book,” a novel or you will turn up adult cursing coloring books! You will love the [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Proposal to Privatize Veterans Administration Flawed

In the Sunday front page article, “V.A. To Propose Shifting Billions into Private Care,” (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/us/politics/veterans-administration-health-care-privatization.html) is an attempt to privatize veterans care in areas not fully served by the VA. At first glimpse, allowing private physicians to see veterans, where they are under-served, is an easy fix. For injuries that are purely physical in nature, [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|1 Comment