“He roars like a tiger but usually acts like a scaredy cat.”
So Washington columnist Max Borst wrote on June 23. His column concerned Trump and Iran. Specifically re Trump’s backing off at the last minute from a retaliatory military strike against Iran for the shooting down of an American drone.
Sort of…..He talked the talk, but did not walk the walk.
Borst in an earlier April column commented following Trump’s failure to close down the Mexican border: “Trump is the master of empty threats. The pontiff of broken promises. The bard of bluster, bluff and BS.”
The descriptions apt. I share them with you only to describe the “man” Donald Trump. I express no thoughts as to whether the decisions he made were correct.
I read what the other side prints, what is said. Though I may not agree. My philosophy to know the opposition.
Which brings me to Michael Snyder. I have referred to him in the past. Commented concerning his writings. Even though our writing is diametrically opposite. I respect Snyder and his mode of expression. Generally as far as it goes. He is a strong conservative. A Christian evangelist.
In the past few days, Snyder wrote about Hezbollah. The world wide terrorist group sponsored by Iran and Syria. A group that regards terrorism as a useful tool for advancing a revolutionary agenda. Hezbollah believes it has a religious duty to conduct a “global jihad.”
The organization is bigger, better equipped, better organized, and potentially more dangerous than any other terrorist group.
Snyder claims Hezbollah operates in more places than merely outside the U.S. He suggests they are in the U.S. Organized and ready to go. They operate via “cells.” Much like the Communists of years ago. They are well armed and ready for military operations in the U.S.
The question arises as to why have we not heard more of Hezbollah, its presence in the U.S., and what they will likely do in the event of a U.S./Iran conflict.
The enemy is more than just at the gate. They live among us. We know not who they are.
I was out of the house yesterday. To grocery shop at Publix. Seems to be my major activity lately. I am still going slow. I want nothing to screw up my recovery.
John McCain a war hero. No one except Trump would deny the fact. Five and a half years a prisoner of war. Grievously tortured.
Key West has a similar war hero. Not as well known as McCain. However as much a hero. Floyd Thompson. Colonel Floyd Thompson.
Thompson became a Key West resident following his discharge from the service. He died a Key West resident.
Thompson was captured early in the Vietnam War. Broke his back when the plane he was a passenger in was shot down. The Vietnamese kept him captive for more than 8 years. Actually, 10 days short of 9 years.
He rarely saw another American. He once went 5 years in isolation, seeing only his captors. As with McCain, he was brutally treated. His unfortunate distinction, he was the longest held prisoner of the Vietnamese War.
On this day in 1988, Thompson received from President Reagan the Prisoner of War Medal.
The sixth annual Key West Mystery Fest will be held this weekend. At the Studios of Key West and other landmark locations.
The Mystery Fest has become a gathering for South Florida mystery writers, aspiring authors, and non-writing mystery buffs.
Mystery writing and love novels are the two most popular and best selling works. When I decided to try my hand at book writing several years ago with The World Upside Down, my publisher pushed me to write a mystery or love novel. What I had written would not sell he said. He was correct. I don’t think I sold 100 copies.
I tried my hand at mystery writing. Could not get into it. Not my cup of tea. My mind was such I could not think effectively to qualify as a mystery writer.
Gave writing a love novel a shot. My publisher said throw a bit of sex in. I found I was inadequate at love and sex writing. Amazing!
I envy those who write mystery novels. It requires a rare talent which obviously I did not have.
I’m good at hurricanes. Irma and Me was well received and sold significantly better.
Out tonight? On the road? We shall see. I would enjoy getting back to Dueling Bartenders.
Enjoy your day!