Ep 040 “The Middle East: Shuffling to the Apocalypse (Part Two)”

by | Apr 15, 2024

Ep 040 “The Middle East: Shuffling to the Apocalypse (Part Two)”

by | Apr 15, 2024


Publishers Note: This episode will be an addendum to my initial coverage in October 2023 of the Gaza-Israel conflict in Episode 027 and riffing off the domestic implications in Episode 037 of a similar attack on CONUS. You can find those episodes here in the podcast files at LI. If you wish to listen to those before you do this one, you may but I have crafted this so that isn’t necessary.

We are closing to midnight now than October 2023.

I finished reading “Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France” by Peter Caddick-Adams, and I am now reading his follow-on book, “Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-45” in which he also highlights the victory fever that fatally compromised Operation Market Garden in Arnhem in Holland and seriously compromised the Allied response to the Ardennes offensive in December 1944. Like Ian Toll’s Pacific trilogy, this is a masterful treatise with the depth, scholarship and footnotes that give new insights.

History rhymes and we see the same thing with the tremendous triumphalist narrative in the west right now that they can best any martial opponent on Earth despite a near perfect record of military failure since 1945.

Some housekeeping:

I have taken a break from Gab and Twitter; I returned to Twitter after years away to help promote the podcast and I have had to tame the vampire by severely restricting the time I spend on it. I will surface to periscope depth on both social media accounts on Sunday mornings but not between to better focus on projects I am tackling. Please use the messaging function on those if you wish to chat.

And I am leveraging the Notes feature here at Substack to post my brain-zephyrs occasionally.

I wanted to personally thank my sixteen paid subscribers: RW, BB, Craig B, Kurt K, Pete, Will, John, John H, GS65, GW, R5, KK, V1Z, DC, PO and OLM.

I wanted to thank my personal correspondents who reach out to me at cgpodcast@pm.me.

I encourage everyone to use the comments function here at substack to tease out the conversation.

Like the podcast, let me know via gentlemanly correspondence if there is an issue you’d like for me to ponder or make recommendations for improvements or episodes. -BB


William Forstchen Day of Wrath

Kurt Schlichter The Attack

Matt Bracken:

Enemies Foreign and Domestic.

Foreign Enemies And Traitors.

Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista.

The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun.

Castigo Cay.

Eric Frank Russell The Wasp

Michael Z. Williamson The Weapon (and the entire Freehold series)

Ernest R. May Strange Victory: Hitler’s Conquest of France

Robert Heinlein The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Evan Thomas Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World

Robert Asprey War In The Shadows: The Guerrilla In History

Write me at cgpodcast@pm.me

About Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert is the host of Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast and a contributor over time to various liberty endeavors. He served in the military for nearly a quarter century and was a combat tourist in a number of neo-imperialist shit-pits planet-wide. He can be found on twitter at @wbuppert and reached via email at cgpodcast@pm.me.

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