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Departure of the “Amerigo Vespucci”, Egypt, 1963

Via: Retronaut

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August 9, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Frank Horvat – Image Gallery

Via: Poe’s Mistress

Swinging Girl, Cairo, 1962


‘Cario – Facade’ from Horvatland

The airport is in the Western desert. (Here one speaks of the Eastern and the Western desert, as in Paris of the Eastern and Western banlieues.) As the plane tilts to align itself with the runway, I lose my bearings and have the disagreeable sensation that the wings are about to smash into the dunes.

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May 2, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

1931 – The Graf Zeppelin’s Rendezvous with the Pyramids

Via: MS – Museum Syndicate



The LZ-127 was originally planned to exploit the latest technology in airships, building on the advances of the earlier LZ-126 which was delivered to the U.S. Navy in October 1924, as the USS Los Angeles (ZR-3)). Dr. Hugo Eckener had to campaign for its construction for two years before getting permission to proceed with construction of the new airship at the Zeppelin works, Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, at Friedrichshafen in Germany

The Graf Zeppelin flew for the first time on 18 September 1928, and, with a total length of 236.6 metres (776 ft) and volume of 105,000 cubic metres (3,700,000 cu ft), was the largest airship up to that time.



August 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arab League Endorses No-Flight Zone Over Libya

CAIRO — The Arab League asked the United Nations Security Council on Saturday to impose a no-flight zone over Libya in hopes of halting Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s attacks on his own people, providing the rebels a tincture of hope even as they were driven back from a long stretch of road and towns they had captured in the three-week war.



Opinion: If the Arab League wants to help the anti Qaddafi forces well fine, there are OTHER WAYS besides the U.S. being the main player (no-flight zone).

THEY can do something themselves; i.e. ARM the REBELS!


EGYPT is ranked is ranked 17th in the world



SAUDI ARABIA is ranked 25th in the world


 And, if Egypt and K.S.A. isn’t enough, Sarkozy and Cameron can do ‘something’ besides talk, talk, and talk.


As of today, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost the lives of 5,502 Americans, and over $1TRILLION; enough already!

Bottom-line: to everyone who wants to drag the U.S. into a THIRD WAR, FCUK YOU!

March 13, 2011 Posted by | Libya | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment