The “Parthian Shot” is a legendary military tactic, in which cavalry pull a pursuit by appearing to retreat, then suddenly turn in their saddles and give the pursuer a massive barrage of arrows straight in the face.
I’m baffled by all the wishful thinking around Michael Cohen’s testimony. Trump already made it clear that he believed/knew the Russians were going after people’s emails: he blurted it into the microphone, “Russia, if you’re listening…”
2019 looks like it’s going to be a good year for drinking games.
There is a bunch of strange stuff surfacing surrounding the alleged incident in which the NSA allegedly tried to buy back stolen data from an alleged Russian hacker. I’m tracking it, but there are still many shoes that need to drop before the story begins to even make a shred of sense.
Just lean over there and hit the “rewind” button for a second; take us back to… July 2016.
I was expecting Andy Borowitz or someone to be all over it, but the media is full of derisive howling at Dotard Donald and his petty White House invitation Gaffe. The really mythological part of his comments was when he started talking about solar power and the wall.
Whenever we read an account of the beginning of WWI it’s necessary for the historian to first lay out the landscape of interlocking defense treaties that turned Europe into a sort of Venn diagram of fantasy militarism. To me, it’s a reminder of the great Avalon Hill game Diplomacy which we played in my high school Military History Club (AKA: D&D club) – everyone secretly negotiating with everyone else against everyone else. For Europe, the results were grim, and I needn’t go into them.
Just farting around in photoshop and imageready.