I’ve always been completely fascinated by the Capetian dynasty. A family whose rule started in 987, dominated for five centuries and still has royals to this day in Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and on the throne with King Felipe VI of Spain. In the USA, when royalty is mentioned it is something that belongs…… Continue reading Capetian Dynasty
While reading my Lapham’s Quarterly I came across the “Requerimiento” (Requirement). This was a written declaration of sovereignty and war, read by Spanish military forces to assert their sovereignty over the Americas. “It was used to justify the assertion that God, through historical Saint Peter and appointed Papal successors, held authority as ruler over the entire Earth; and that the Inter…… Continue reading The ISIS takes a page from Spanish Conquistadors!
At the gym today I had the misfortune to look up at the t.v. which was tuned to CNN. They were covering the Israeli invasion and my blood started to boil. It appears an Israeli soldier was taken hostage and it was being called a “game changer.” I absolutely detest the way Americans…… Continue reading Israel invasion of Gaza – 2nd Post
“the North feels the clip, which shows Kim dancing and Kung-Fu fighting, ‘seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority.'” https://youtu.be/JUgEmezpS_E
No need for a long post here and I certainly won’t try to change anyone’s opinion. I just wanted to point out one small blurb in this BBC article. “It brings the number of Israeli soldiers killed in the current offensive to 18.The deaths of so many soldiers on a single day will shock Israeli…… Continue reading Israel invasion of Gaza