Global Thought Crime: I thought that the word Socialism appeared in the NSDAP. Must have been wrong.
ASDF: But, Plenty of people cautioned Hitler. You need to read up on the history. Of course they also told him the same things about France.
ASDF: Handle, Yes, it should also be noted that Hitler offered Britain peace twice, including before the Battle of Britain, and he also let untold trapped soldiers escape from France as a gesture of peace. Even in his racial hierarchy he considered the Brits near equals and never expressed a desire to destroy them. Also, while Hitler did not use chemical weapons to defend Germany — they were ready, marked in boxes “do not open unless under direct order from the Fuhrer”, and were 100...
Slovenian Guest: Here’s an article that goes into more detail about those Navy SEAL dogs. Such combat dogs will also be featured in the next Call of Duty video game; people are all excited. A developer talks in this video interview about how they didn’t expect earpieces, cameras, vibration collars for direction… when a trainer brought in a dog and some equipment to study.
Matthew Walker: Lt Colonel John Blashford-Snell, discoverer of the Double Nosed Andean Tiger Hound and carrier of church organs to Bolivia, is pretty interesting too. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/ hi/6940289.stm http://www.johnblashford snell.org.uk/6.html
Slovenian Guest: I just stumbled upon the VICE video podcast, and on Episode 4 they had Ben Anderson, the guy who made “What Winning Looks Like”, back for a little follow up interview: Have We Won in Afghanistan?
Handle: Remember, Stalin invaded Eastern Poland too, and took captive a half dozen other nations, and was expelled from the League of Nations for its illegal war to try and conquer Finland, but England and France did not declare war on the Soviet Union out of any “provocation” ; or “obligation to defend Poland.” People forget this all the time — it’s kind of the inexplicable (in terms of the conventional narrative) dark-matter behind the story of how WWII started.
Slovenian Guest: Just posted today on vice.com, an article about The London Cage, Britain’s enhanced interrogation center for German POWs between 1940 and 1948.
Slovenian Guest: Hooray then, as over half of Slovenian territory is covered by forest. Which makes us the third most forested country in Europe, after Finland and Sweden.
LMN: His book on sniping in the trenches and others are on the Internet Archive.