US Coup In Syria: 1949 - Syria was once a democracy, until a US backed coup crushed it. The CIA coup in Syria 1949. This coup was followed by a series of coup’s that led Syria away from democracy and into dictatorship. What would have happened if the US government had stayed out of Syria, not supported the coup plotters and encouraged their democracy continue to develop? Would the US be planning a military attack today if not for the past misdeeds of US foreign policy? Politics Bullshit, Foreign Policy, History Teaching, Liberal Hippie, Middle East
Sitting Bull, however (pictured) refused to order his people to stop dancing, and in consequence was arrested and killed, an act that led two weeks later to the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee, where 153 Sioux Indians, mostly women and children, were needlessly slaughtered by the US Army. But the Indian spirit was not slaughtered with them. The Ghost Dance continues to this day, and to some large extent the hopes of many Native Americans remain pinned to the prophecy that spawned it. ...
Slave ships, large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves, especially newly purchased African slaves to the Americas. The most significant routes of the slave ships led from the north-western and western coasts of Africa to South America and the south-east coast of what is today the United States, and the Caribbean. As many as 20 million Africans were transported by ship. The transportation of slaves from Africa to America was known as the Middle Passage.
Melba Roy, NASA Mathmetician, at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland in 1964. Ms. Roy led a group of NASA mathmeticians known as “computers” who tracked the Echo satellites. The first time I shared Ms. Roy on VBG, my friend Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a former postdoc in astrophysics at NASA, helpfully explained what Ms. Roy did in the comment section. I am sharing Chanda’s comment again here: “By the way, since I am a physicist, I might as well explain a little bit about what
Dwight D Eisenhower - In school I was told Eisenhower went a little crazy in his second term. I think he just started to see through the bullshit.
This powerful book recounts the failure of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton in an attempt to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914. The subsequent struggle for survival endured by the twenty-eight man crew for almost two years gives to book its title, as well as the name of the ship Shackleton used for the expedition, the Endurance. The ship was eventually crushed by ice floes, leaving the men stranded on the pack ice, where they drifted for over a year. Compelling.