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North Korea’s ATM

March 3, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ It has been almost a half-century since the technology first made its appearance in 1969, but the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has become a necessary part of life for people on the go in need of instant cash. Today, use of the machine just about anywhere around the […]

The Arrogance Of Today’s Statue Topplers

February 22, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Last year was not a particularly good one for American Civil War combatants who, having fought for the South, were memorialized with statues. The national debate over statues of those whose side had supported slavery became one more of emotion than of reason. It has led […]

Did FBI Ignore Fusion’s Missing Credibility?

February 13, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ A popular weekly television show, running from 1957-1963, was the Western “Have Gun, Will Travel.” Its star was a hired gun named “Paladin.” But he was not your typical hired gun. Paladin was driven by a moral compass that had him fighting for truth and justice. […]

‘S—Hole Countries’ And Preserving American Culture

February 9, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season […]

Islam Turns To Ancient Weapon To Defeat The West

February 1, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ With today’s high-tech weaponry, it is hard to conceive that a weapon developed over 1,300 years ago cannot, to this day, be reproduced by scientists. Its development proved timely, however, in saving Constantinople from an Arab invasion. Interestingly too, despite 21st-century technological advancements, Muslims today rely […]

1 Editor’s Battle With ‘Fake News’ AP

January 17, 2018 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ The television comedy show “Happy Days,” which ran for a decade (1974-1984), depicted the Cunningham family and friends living life in the 1950s. Henry Winkler played the consummate “greaser,” Arthur Fonzarelli. Known as “Fonzi,” he portrayed a character who suffered from extreme difficulty in apologizing or saying, […]

The Mueller Probe Embodies Conflict Of Interest

December 30, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ “Something is rotten in Denmark” remains one of the best-known lines from the late 16th century Shakespeare play “Hamlet” – a line referencing the day’s festering moral and political corruption. Four centuries later, it appropriately describes revelations emerging from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into […]

Wall On Northern Border Needed Soon?

December 21, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ An interesting dichotomy is evolving across our northern border. It is doubtful Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau grasps the realities of what is occurring as it will take several decades for the impact of his initiatives to fully manifest themselves. Of course, by then, a new […]

NFL Kneelers Disrespect Disabled Navy Vet

November 23, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ The height of hypocrisy by NFL players kneeling for our national anthem was demonstrated last week by the New Orleans Saints. It leaves their critics shaking their heads in disbelief as to just how low kneelers will go to be disrespectful, not only of our flag, […]

Congress: Have The Lunatics Taken Over The Asylum?

November 8, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In 1919 silent film actor Charlie Chaplin and others sought to protect their work and control their careers by forming United Artists. Richard A. Rowland, then head of Metro Studios, originated a phrase that, ever since, is used to reference situations in which people least capable […]

NFL Protesters vs. Fallen Green Berets

October 25, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ It became more difficult this past weekend to tolerate the NFL’s national anthem kneelers and avoiders – the latter including Tennessee Titans’ Rishard Matthews on “Monday Night Football” who, for the third time, opted to remain off-field while the anthem played. As these players disrespect a […]

Inconvenient Truths For Statue Topplers, NFL Protesters

October 20, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ As activists stumble over themselves to locate Confederate statues to topple or an American flag and national anthem to disrespect, certain aspects undermining their racial claims, past and present, largely go unaddressed. One such aspect “topplers” ignore is how they also disrespect those who fought for […]

Hillary: It’s More About ‘What DIDN’T Happen’

September 27, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened,” makes an egregious oversight explaining why she lost the 2016 presidential campaign. It would have come into better focus, for her, if titled “What ‘Didn’t’ Happen.” After all, it was that which did not happen that most likely caused her […]

Media Fail To Pull Anti-Trump Rabbit Out Of A Hat

September 23, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In a 1950 movie, Jimmy Stewart plays a wealthy eccentric whose mental state is questioned by family for preferring the company of a 6-foot-tall rabbit named “Harvey” over theirs. The problem is only Stewart can see and hear the animal. Entitled “Harvey,” the movie and the […]

North Korea: We Cannot Afford To Have Another President Lateral The Issue

September 14, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, through both words and actions, again has ratcheted tensions up on the peninsula. In what one Japanese official last month described as an “unprecedented grave threat,” Pyongyang fired-for the first time in eight years-a missile that sailed over the island of Hokkaido. […]

N. Korea: U.S. Security Lost For Want Of A Backbone

September 7, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Lyrics from a 14th century nursery rhyme encouraged children to apply the art of logical progression to the consequences of their actions or inactions. It needs be heeded today in dealing with the North Korea nuclear threat. “For Want of a Nail” is a journey down the road […]

2 Islams In Need Of National Debate

July 17, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ A two-minute clip from the 1989 British comedy film “Erik the Viking” demonstrates, symbolically, what is wrong with the West today – and, most particularly, Western Europe. An earthquake triggers the slow sinking of an island kingdom. But islanders looking to King Arnulf for guidance are […]

With Iran’s Profile Rising, Saudi Arabia Must Unite With U.S. On Terror

June 30, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In a Middle East country where terrorist attacks by suicide bombers are rare, Saudi Arabia suffered such an attack on June 23rd. Both target and timing were significant. The target was Islam’s holiest site – the Grand Mosque in Makkah; the timing was the last day […]

MOAB Drop Triggers ‘Mother Of All Asinine Criticisms’

April 22, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ On April 13, in Afghan’s northeastern province of Nangarhar, separated from Pakistan by White Mountain, the U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever employed in combat, in the district of Achin where U.S. forces years earlier bombed al-Qaida operatives using the caves of Tora Bora to hide. The […]

U.N.’s Anti Israel Bias – Can It Get Worse?

April 17, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In 1894 France, the treason trial of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus began. A Jew, he stood accused of passing military secrets to the Germans. He was court-martialed and sentenced to life in prison based on flimsy evidence. After his trial, it was learned that evidence of his innocence and […]

Islamic Threat: It’s Elementary, Judge Watson

March 26, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Dating back to ancient Greek times, a form of military punishment involved the condemned passing between two rows of fellow soldiers who pummeled him with sticks and switches as he walked through. Although a sword-bearing soldier in front of and facing the condemned ensured he did […]

Presidents’ Day – Remembering Two Presidents

February 21, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ Presidents’ Day is set aside to recognize the February birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As we honor them this year, it might be interesting to reflect upon the influence one book — with its very unique perspective — had […]

Party Of Government Obstructs Governance

February 18, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ A brief exchange on leadership perceptions occurred in 1961 between President John F. Kennedy and Iraeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion as they met in New York City. Late to the meeting due to a domestic political issue, Kennedy apologized explaining, “Mr. Prime Minister, you have […]

Obama’s Military Pardons: Granted For National Security Violations But Not Battlefield Courage

January 25, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ With his last minute pardons, commutation of prison sentences and prison releases, Barack Obama is proving to be an equal opportunity president. While soldiers endangering the nation’s security received a second chance, at least one soldier sentenced for acts protecting his fellow troops was left waiting […]