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FORGET THE ALAMO

By Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford. Penguin Press. 386 pages $32

 

From the book review by Andrew B Grayhill in the Weekend Wall Street Journal of June 5-6, 2021:

“At its roots, the Texas revolt was about money, how Texans made it and why the Mexican government objected.” That economic system was based on cotton grown by slaves.

 

While this assertion will raise the blood pressure of traditionalists who cling to the Heroic Anglo Narrative, the authors’ take on the battle of the Alamo and its Holy Trinity may cause arterial rupture. Bowie, they write, “was a seasoned swindler, always on the make, a man who fled to Texas rather than face the consequences of a series of land frauds he had attempted in Arkansas and Louisiana.” Lt. Col. Travis – who took command of the troops (including volunteers) when Bowie fell ill – was vain, louche and probably syphilitic. And Crockett, “a fleshy forty-nine year old” was “more suited to politics than soldering.” As for the fight itself, the authors insist that – contrary to the popular belief that the defense of the Alamo bought time for Sam Houston to assemble the army that won the day at San Jacinto six weeks later – the delay was but a minor inconvenience to Santa Anna. Thus, they argue, “the Alamo‘s trapped defendants died for pretty much nothing.”

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Forget the dead guy from Venezuela, or the Chinese Communists.

We now bring you the real conspriacy:

ITALYGATE

Frantic Mark Meadows pushed DOJ to investigate election conspiracy claims during Trump's last days: report

by Tom Boggioni June 05, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-election-conspiracy/

 

“The [New York] Times came into possession of five emails dated during the last weeks of December and early January, where Meadows implored acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to intercede on the president's behalf as he attempted to cling to power.

According to the Times' Katie Benner, Meadow's emails asked the DOJ "... to examine debunked claims of election fraud in New Mexico and an array of baseless conspiracies that held that Mr. Trump had been the actual victor. That included a fantastical theory that people in Italy had used military technology and satellites to remotely tamper with voting machines in the United States and switch votes for Mr. Trump to votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr."

The report notes that Rosen rebuffed Meadows' entreaties while noting, that Rosen, "... had refused to broker a meeting between the F.B.I. and a man who had posted videos online promoting the Italy conspiracy theory, known as Italygate."”

 

Steve Thomas

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2 hours ago, Douglas Caddy said:

FORGET THE ALAMO

By Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford. Penguin Press. 386 pages $32

 

From the book review by Andrew B Grayhill in the Weekend Wall Street Journal of June 5-6, 2021:

“At its roots, the Texas revolt was about money, how Texans made it and why the Mexican government objected.” That economic system was based on cotton grown by slaves.

 

While this assertion will raise the blood pressure of traditionalists who cling to the Heroic Anglo Narrative, the authors’ take on the battle of the Alamo and its Holy Trinity may cause arterial rupture. Bowie, they write, “was a seasoned swindler, always on the make, a man who fled to Texas rather than face the consequences of a series of land frauds he had attempted in Arkansas and Louisiana.” Lt. Col. Travis – who took command of the troops (including volunteers) when Bowie fell ill – was vain, louche and probably syphilitic. And Crockett, “a fleshy forty-nine year old” was “more suited to politics than soldering.” As for the fight itself, the authors insist that – contrary to the popular belief that the defense of the Alamo bought time for Sam Houston to assemble the army that won the day at San Jacinto six weeks later – the delay was but a minor inconvenience to Santa Anna. Thus, they argue, “the Alamo‘s trapped defendants died for pretty much nothing.”

This looks like an interesting read.

After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Spain ruled that any U.S. slaves crossing the Sabine River into Tejas would be free men, and many African American slaves subsequently fled to Tejas.

Then, after Tejas became a province of Mexico in the 1820s, the Mexican government formally abolished slavery in 1829.

So, slave ownership became an important issue in the conflict between Anglo-American settlers in Tejas and the Mexican government.

It's not a narrative that supports the prevailing hero mythology about Davy Crockett and the Alamo.

 

 

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This is funny too. I wonder how many apps like this are compromised? All of them? Maybe this is where mystery information comes from. These apps are intel/LEO Golden Gooses along with segments of the backbone and "unbreakable encryption". The LEO folks have just unveiled this gag but I don't know why they did. 

Hundreds arrested in global crime sting after underworld app is hacked | Organised crime | The Guardian

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On 6/5/2021 at 9:00 AM, Steve Thomas said:

Forget the dead guy from Venezuela, or the Chinese Communists.

We now bring you the real conspriacy:

ITALYGATE

Frantic Mark Meadows pushed DOJ to investigate election conspiracy claims during Trump's last days: report

by Tom Boggioni June 05, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-election-conspiracy/

 

“The [New York] Times came into possession of five emails dated during the last weeks of December and early January, where Meadows implored acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to intercede on the president's behalf as he attempted to cling to power.

According to the Times' Katie Benner, Meadow's emails asked the DOJ "... to examine debunked claims of election fraud in New Mexico and an array of baseless conspiracies that held that Mr. Trump had been the actual victor. That included a fantastical theory that people in Italy had used military technology and satellites to remotely tamper with voting machines in the United States and switch votes for Mr. Trump to votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr."

The report notes that Rosen rebuffed Meadows' entreaties while noting, that Rosen, "... had refused to broker a meeting between the F.B.I. and a man who had posted videos online promoting the Italy conspiracy theory, known as Italygate."”

 

Steve Thomas

It looks like no one on the WH would tell Trump he was full of it.  

From my understanding, not even Bossie bought into this.  Which is saying something.  It got down to Rudy G and Powell as the only ones. And Trump went with them.  And the personal price is the lawsuits they will now face.  From what I can see, Dominion has a good case on the merits.

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