Author: Harry Herget

Evil Twins

Evil Twins The war in Ukraine has focused intense interest on the individual who started the invasion…the bombing of civilians…and the killing of children. Who are they talking about really…Putin or Trump? “He loves large rallies…media attention…displays behavior consistent with narcissistic psychopathy…endorses ethnic cleansing and white supremacy…uses vulgar language…demands absolute loyalty…has no empathy for the suffering of others….” It’s definitely Putin! Yes AND No. It’s also Donald Trump. Yes AND Yes. What we have are two autocratic billionaires with identical personalities. They don’t look alike. Don’t dress alike.  They even don’t speak the same language. Each can be easily caricatured. One a weasel; the other an orangutan. Both are lunatics. It’s bad enough to have one of the world’s two super (nuclear) powers governed by a lunatic; the world would cease to exist if the other lunatic governed the second. Moral:  Power belongs to the people…of, by and for the people. Dictators belong in exile. Isolated. Powerless. Don’t overlook the fact we could also be describing Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Kim Jung Un…and a litany of other malevolent despots. All the evil in the world is exemplified by these reprobates and allowed to persist by the evil they inspire in others… The Immoral Minority. ### 30...

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The “Fight” Against Foie Gras

The “Fight” Against Foie Gras …And Oysters. The “fight” has evolved from The Autumn Period which took place before the birth of Christ. Whoa!  A little perspective would be helpful. It all started with Sun-tzu and his unsurpassed treatise on the strategic principles of war, “The Art of War”.   It’s a (near) timeless thought piece that has finally been eclipsed after more than 2,500 years of being the most influential text on military warfare, business tactics and more. From the 5th century BC to February 20, 2022, Sun-tzu or “Master Sun”, was the preeminent authority on strategic thinking. Vladimir Putin is the new “Master”, and who can argue with that? His war with Ukraine is history’s defining event. Putin single-handedly started the war and is fighting it with half his generals in jail and the other half dead; killed in action. To underscore his mastery, he’s thrown his top security officials in a “Corrective Colony” to provide company to his imprisoned generals. The key to winning a Putin war is to target harmless civilians with bombs and artillery. Hospitals are another key target; especially, hospitals dedicated to serving women and children. Let’s not forget theaters and apartment complexes catering to senior citizens. The most certain way to win a war ala Putin is to obliterate the most vulnerable. Don’t forget, Putin is flying solo. He started the war and...

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Time To Do The Right Thing

Time to do The Right Thing   Winston Churchill famously observed that “Americans will always do the ‘right thing’, only after they have tried everything else.” The Ukraine War is being fought with deadly force by Vladimir Putin and matched (by the US) with harmless rhetoric by President Biden. Biden has no military experience.  He enjoyed FIVE military deferments due to medical exceptions during the tumultuous Vietnam War. This leaves us with a war being fought mainly with “Words Vs. Bombs.” Situational Assessment. Putin is a coward.  The bravest, most evocative thing he’s ever done is take his shirt off. Putin’s military is incompetent, conflicted and leaderless.  He lies to them about their missions, objectives and reasons why. Like Trump, Putin’s political, social and military engagements are built on lies…generated from alternative facts that create a fictional world only they can inhabit. Like Trump, Putin is un-empathetic. He has no feelings for the aftermath of bombing pediatric and women’s hospitals, traumatizing pregnant women and killing newborns.  Putin and Trump don’t care.  They’re members of a select group of psychopathic narcissists who see the world as their personal property to do with as they wish.   Here’s what we learned from Trump’s reign as President King.   He lied twenty-one times each day he served as President.   He extorted President Zelensky of Ukraine using American military armaments in exchange...

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The “Fight” Against Foie Gras

The “Fight” Against Foie Gras  …And Oysters. The “fight” has evolved from The Autumn Period which took place before the birth of Christ. Whoa!  A little perspective would be helpful. It all started with Sun-tzu and his unsurpassed treatise on the strategic principles of war, “The Art of War”.  It’s a (near) timeless thought piece that has finally been eclipsed after more than 2,500 years of being the most influential text on military warfare, business tactics and more. From the 5th century BC to February 20, 2022, Sun-tzu or “Master Sun”, was the preeminent authority on strategic thinking. Vladimir Putin is the new “Master”, and who can argue with that? His war with Ukraine is history’s defining event. Putin single-handedly started the war and is fighting it with half his generals in jail and the other half dead; killed in action. To underscore his mastery, he’s thrown his top security officials in a “Corrective Colony” to provide company to his imprisoned generals. The key to winning a Putin war is to target harmless civilians with bombs and artillery. Hospitals are another key target; especially, hospitals dedicated to serving women and children. Let’s not forget theaters and apartment complexes catering to senior citizens. The most certain way to win a war ala Putin is to obliterate the most vulnerable. Don’t forget, Putin is flying solo. He started the war and...

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Proxy War

Proxy War For years we’ve witnessed unfriendly nations sponsor proxy wars or terrorism against peaceful, non-threatening countries.  On 9/11 America was the victim of Saudi sponsored terrorists. Now it’s our turn to establish a “Proxy Iron Curtain” around Russia and North Korea using NATO Allie’s and geo-political sympathizers equipped with our most sophisticated weapons‘ systems, including the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II superior strike and reconnaissance fighter jet.  A hundred of the 770 already built should be stationed in “strike” status on the perimeters of Russia and North Korea now. “Stock and Awe” is a new strategy that uses an overwhelming show of power to paralyze Putin’s and Kim Jong-un’s assessment of the battlefield and their will to engage. The “Art of Peace” is the over riding strategy essential in a world with nine nuclear powers capable of vaporizing the planet. The “Art” draws from a devastating display of power, not from its use; in fact, the objective is using the proximity of extraordinary force to neutralize aggressive acts of war and achieve peace. ### 30...

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