Original Proposal – “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win” by Peter Schweizer – May 18

To Whom It May Concern:

The following exchange of e-mails relates to the comments on the face of the next two sections of this website.

HLS Classmate

Subject: Your Comments on the Face of the “Participant Comments” and “Reference Materials” Sections
From: HLS Classmate
Date: Fri, April 22, 2022 7:52 am EDT
To: John Karls


I was struck by how your referenced comments seemed to veer off track from your statement at the beginning of the “Red Handed” book review from The Guardian which is posted in the “Reference Materials” section -- regarding the book review’s author you said: “For Lloyd Green’s bias as a member of ‘The Establishment,’ please see the face of this ‘Reference Materials’ section of the bulletin board and the preceding ‘Participant Comments’ section.”

(1) You abruptly began discussing Pres. George H.W. Bush whom Lloyd Green served;

(2) Your discussion of Pres. George H.W. Bush focused primarily on Gulf War I and its implications; but then

(3) Your final paragraph suddenly focused on the Iraq-Iran War of a decade earlier.

I realize that the explanations for those jumps would probably have doubled the length of your comments and, consequently, lost the readers’ attention long before they reached the end of your comments.

Nevertheless, I would be interested in the explanations for those jumps.


HLS Classmate

Subject: Re: Your Comments on the Face of the “Participant Comments” and “Reference Materials” Sections
From: John Karls
Date: Fri, April 22, 2022 6:41 am MDT
To: HLS Classmate

Dear HLS Classmate,

Thank you for your e-mail.

The jump to Pres. George H.W. Bush and Gulf War I, though unexplained, accords with the purpose of alerting readers to the probable “Establishment” bias of Lloyd Green.

Particularly since Lloyd Green seems to focus primarily on the Hunter Biden laptop whereas “Red Handed” has 9 chapters, only one of which focuses on the Bidens and that chapter focuses on President Biden (and, as a result, his family).

And I did apologize for jumping from Gulf War I to the Iraq-Iran War whose explosions I had witnessed on the horizon from the safety of Safaniya, Saudi Arabia, 80 miles away.

I did that on three different trips to Saudi because I was so heart-broken to see what appeared to be fireworks but what I knew involved the killing and wounding of human beings!!!

For me the greatest tragedy of war is that the human beings who are being killed and wounded had nothing to do with starting it and, so often, are mere teenage conscripts who have little or no idea why it is being fought (or at least, the real reason(s) why it is being fought)!!!

If you can forgive another “jump,” I would highly recommend (if you haven’t already done so) visiting the two American WW-II military cemeteries at Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, and inside the famous extinct-volcanic-crater landmark known as Punchbowl in Honolulu.

You’ll find more than 95% of the graves hold the remains of teenagers!!!

Thank you again for your e-mail.

Your friend,

John K.

PS – As you know, I served as a U.S. Naval Officer 1967-1970 (Unrestricted Line, Surface – Ensign > Lieutenant (j.g.) > Lieutenant) who had, as described elsewhere on this website, a Top-Secret Security Clearance with Cryptographic Access as was typical of Naval Commands with nukes because, if the order is received to fire your nukes while you are standing an OOD watch, you don’t have time to awaken your C.O. Yes, we knew that if that ever happened, we were dying for our country – but we knew why!!!
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