On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) reacted to President Trump’s desire for a military parade by stating the president is “truly Napoleon-like” and “we have a Napoleon in the making here.” Speier said, “I was stunned by
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Saladin, Napoleon and now… Netanyahu? An Israeli government plan to build a new town near the site of a historic battle between crusaders and Muslim icon Saladin — and where Napoleon also fought many years later — has itself come under
So now we’re launching airstrikes aimed at really hurting ISIS? Fox News reported on Monday that the US military had destroyed 116 ISIS fuel trucks near the Syrian-Iraq border. Considering that oil is the only valuable export that the Flintstones economy of the Islamic State possesses, that’s a devastating blow.
Today marks the 226th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in Paris, France. The euphoria experienced by those who believed they had finally shattered monarchical tyranny and aristocratic privilege was only matched by the horror of the following ‘Reign of Terror.’
For several more days British, Belgium the regular French public and even large numbers of Germans have gone to great lengths to commemorate this world famous battle that changed the course of modern history. While far left French President Hollande’s government has chosen to virtually ignore what has unfolded into a massive spectacular attracting world-wide attention, much of the rest of Europe has not followed his lead.
On Wednesday, Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, led by the bearskin capped regimental band of the famous Coldstream Guards dedicated a new monument to the regular British soldiers who courageously turned the tide at the battle of Waterloo.
As we inch closer to a European referendum, it appears that those on the liberal left, still wed to the idea of a big, corporate-dominated European Union, will take any opportunity to go to bat for their cause. But I never
June 18 will mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. Over 130,000 spectator tickets have been sold for four days of reenactments, speeches, and commemorations being held on the actual site in Belgium where 200,000 French, British, Prussian and Dutch troops once fought to decide the future of Europe.
From June 18th through June 20th over 5,000 historical reenactors will gather in central Belgium to commemorate the 200th anniversary of perhaps the most famous battle in world history, Waterloo – and a small group of dedicated, history and horse loving Americans will be an important part of the spectacular festivities. At least one member of the British Royal family will be in attendance along with the King and Queen of Belgium, the King and Queen of the Netherlands, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, various high ranking official from both France and Germany, and other dignitaries from across Europe.
Clambering to the crest of a ridge named Mont Saint-Jean on the early morning of June 18, 1815, the solitary figure who raised a looking glass to his eye probably was not thinking about the future of western civilization. For that British commander, victory on the rain sodden fields below him only represented what he hoped would be the final check on the territorial ambitions of the French adventurer who had convulsed Europe in war for over 15 years.