The Octogenarians

The retrospectoscope once started doesn’t stay still.The Trump probing of the limits of executive power and the meaning of constitutionality brought back a classified USAF incident from over five decades ago.It is probably declassified by now but I don’t know that and so oddly I am still constrained;suffice it to say that foreign aircraft were repeatedly testing the DEW lines (early warning system)of a PACAF installation.I learned that they were recording the scramble time necessary to get our F 100 Voodoo fighters in the air.It was understood that any significant fall off might result in the next sortie being for real.(This story may have been alluded to before in a different context)Probing the limits of an entity’s defenses is prefatory to war,which of course is prefatory to subordination and takeover.The Trumpeter may claim to have read” The Art of War ” whether or not he did,this is standard corporate practice…

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