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The Most Important Victory Since 1967

Obama interferes in Israeli elections. Does he also use taxpayer money to pay for it?

54 years ago today as I write this, the Six Day War between Israel and her Arab neighbors was underway. In one of the most stunning military campaigns of the post-WW2 era, Israel confounded her adversaries and changed the course of history in the Middle East, establishing herself as a regional power to be reckoned with. While Israel has fought many engagements since that time, none have had the singular impact of that conflict…perhaps until now.

Texit – the war game

Chess - a centuries-old war game

Now that Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg, Texas) has introduced his Texas Independence Referendum Act, let the war games begin. Anyone contemplating secession must make a plan to achieve it, and to count the prices of failure and success. For success in anything must come at a price. But not everything a nay-sayer might count as a price, actually is a price. And one often does not know the true cost of success without trying. Still, as Jesus says, no commander goes to war without a plan. And no one has invented a better way to plan, than the war game.

Militia – now more than ever

Well regulated militia metaphor

The Constitution of the United States mentions the concept militia at least four times, if one counts every separate clause that mentions it. The recent accession to the Presidency of a quisling, after a compromised election, makes the militia more necessary than ever. Sadly, most American patriots don’t understand the militia as a concept. Herewith a definition of the militia and an overview of an ideal militia structure for our times.

It’s for the common bad

The Capitol in a happier time, before the Democrats took control in 2021.

The Democrats took control of government and laid on a 25,000 strong show of force. A sad metaphor for a sadder intent on their part.

US Military Members in Turbans, Beards & Hijabs: Representatives & Mainstream Media Apparently Forgot About Fort Hood – I Haven’t!

Should transgender individuals stay in the military? If they made up their minds before signing up, they might have a place after all.

The United States military is wrong to accommodate Muslim dress and grooming in its ranks. Have people soon forgotten the Fort Hood incident?

Afghanistan Exit

Camp Etchberger in West Afghanistan, once known as "The Quiet Place."

The long war in Afghanistan is about to end. Afghanistan will revert to status quo ante 9/11. Or will its new leaders build the peace they say they want?

President Trump’s 2020 Budget

The F-35 Lightning II is a prize example of the reasons for a bloated military budget seemingly immune from cuts.

The President’s 2020 budget cuts nothing but slows the rate of increase. The F-35 fighter illustrates the room to cut even the military budget.

Rise to Rebellion

VCDL Lobby Day protest rally on Capitol Square: visible sign of rebellion (peaceful so far)

In Virginia and other States, governors and legislatures are working to disarm the people. Thomas Jefferson called for a little rebellion now and then.

The Crash of Flight 752

Ukranian Airlines Flight 752 used a Boeing 737-800 like this one, that Norwegian Airlines owns.

Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today I will be talking about the crash, or more accurately, the shooting down, of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752. The flight took off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, and just about five minutes later, the Boeing 737-800 exploded in flight. No one argues about that, but what caused the explosion and crash, people do argue about.

The Afghanistan Papers

Camp Etchberger in West Afghanistan, once known as "The Quiet Place."

Afghanistan was an unwinnable quagmire from the start. Everyone involved in this debacle knew it and did it anyway, at a frightful cost of life.