|Posted by mbatga on July 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
LOST VICTORIES: THE WAR MEMOIRS OF HITLER’S MOST BRILLIANT GENERAL (Field Marshal Erich von Manstein (1958, 2004))
A pretty good read overall, fascinating at times, and written in a “high brow” style of writing, it covers many technical details and shows differences in the gap between military objectives and overall political goals and decisions driving them.
The book does find fault with many aspects of Hitler’s limitations placed on his generals from them optimizing purely military contests and the pursuing of purely military war aims—for instance, sometimes not allowing the High Command to quickly take the initiative against the enemy at opportune moments brought about by the immediate tactical moves of the opponent in action, or limitations on completely following through in not letting an enemy’s potential future fighting forces escape capture after suffering a defeat or otherwise in a state of retreat.
The book’s author, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein, provides an interesting analysis of what could have been a plan for an invasion of Britain in 1940 that as circumstances would have it would never take place, detailing his strategy and reasons, and describing what the book’s author believed would provide a prospect to bring the war to a successful conclusion in Germany’s favor in the quickest manner possible. The book’s author indicates at one point the High Command’s awareness of the possibility of Churchill fleeing to Canada in the event of a successful invasion of Britain.
One could really spend a lot of time with this book getting into the details of examining maps and diagrams and following the author’s discussion of the events of things such as the deployment of developed battle plans, the processes of proposing and seeking higher approval of certain battle plans, what certain final plans were in their final forms with changes made, and thoughts on the things that had happened after the planned events had transpired.
The book’s author describes one or more “true battles of annihilation fought to a victorious finish.” (P. 238.) For example, regarding the battle upon the fortress at Sevastopol in Crimea in July 1942 the author states: “A naturally strong fortress [Sevastopol], reinforced and consolidated in every conceivable way and defended by a whole army, had fallen. The army was annihilated and the entire Crimea now in German hands. At just the right time from the operational point of view, Eleventh Army had become free for use in the big German offensive on the southern wing of the Eastern Front.” (P. 258.)
The book also describes some of the Soviet and, later, German “scorched earth” policies.
Erich von Manstein was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal in 1942 by Adolf Hitler for “exceptionally meritorious services in the victorious battles of the Crimea, culminating in the annihilation of the enemy at Kerch and the conquest of the mighty fortress of Sevastopol.” (P.259). He was considered to be among Hitler’s most highly skilled generals.
[THE ABOVE INDICATED BOOK WAS REVIEWED HEREIN BY TADAS G ARLAUSKAS]
|Posted by mbatga on December 18, 2016 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
NSM Region 2 held a Christmas party on December 3, 2016. Some of their members met with some new recruits and talked about their happiness with the recent election. They discussed their plans for the Region and celebrated with a decorated Yule tree.
|Posted by mbatga on December 18, 2016 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
The FOIA Project is a project that seeks to disseminate information to the public regarding the granting or withholding of records involving the Freedom of Information Act. Its website provides information on cases contesting government withholding in federal court. It seeks to create a means whereby agencies and officials that disregard the law are held accountable, and to allow the public a record of FOIA requests that have and have not been successful in an effort to provide education about such incidents.
|Posted by mbatga on December 17, 2016 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Management of wildlife populations adds to the aesthetic and recreational qualities of activities involving these natural resources. Laws regulating the relationship between people and wildlife are necessary in order to preserve the interests of people, property, and the maintenance of natural resources for the benefit of all.
In Nevada, The Department of Wildlife administers the wildlife laws of Nevada, and the Board of Wildlife Commissioners establishes the policies and regulations that manage wildlife in the State. In addition, activities such as nighttime shooting and spotlight hunting are unlawful in a number of counties in Nevada pursuant to local laws.
|Posted by mbatga on December 4, 2016 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
The National Socialist Movement headquartered in Detroit, Michigan held an event on November 5th, 2016 on the steps of the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. NSM issued a report after the event that describes what happened titled "National Socialist Movement Rally in Harrisburg, PA, After Action Report, Nov, 2016". (The After Action Report of the event can be found on their website.)
The NSM describes that on November 5th, 2016 they held their rally on the steps of the State Capitol despite threats of violence. They hold an annual event every year, and this was their annual event. There was a heavy police presence with many officers in armor and tactical gear. Multiple law enforcement agencies were present. NSM’s Commander spoke about corruption present in the Republican and Democratic parties. NSM states that people are becoming less ‘politically correct’.
NSM mentions in its report that after the speakers were done with the event they took photos and returned to their hotel and later participated in camaraderie.
|Posted by mbatga on November 12, 2016 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Nevada's Background Check Initiative "Question 1" passed on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by a narrow margin. Question 1 is supposed to make it more difficult for disqualified purchasers from obtaining a firearm. It prohibits, except in certain circumstances, a person from selling or transferring a firearm to another person unless a federally-licensed dealer first conducts a federal background check on the potential buyer or transferee.
|Posted by mbatga on January 15, 2015 at 8:55 AM|
The attorney-client privilege can be one benefit of using an attorney to work on a legal matter. The Nevada Legislature has recognized the attorney-client privilege in NRS 49.095. Once an attorney-client relationship is established, the attorney-client privilege protects the confidentiality of communications within the attorney-client relationship.
The attorney-client privilege is not recognized for the purpose of helping the legal process of pursuing truth; instead, it is recognized in order to encourage useful communications with an attorney and to encourage certain legitimate privacy interests.
Confidential communications shielded by the attorney-client privilege are privileged from compelled disclosure; a client has a privilege to refuse to disclose confidential communications within an attorney-client relationship as well as a privilege to prevent another person from disclosing them.
There are some exceptions to the attorney-client privilege. For example, one exception to the attorney-client privilege (where there is no such privilege) is contained in NRS 49.115. NRS 49.115 indicates that there is no attorney-client privilege under NRS 49.095 in a case where a client has sought to obtain a lawyer's services in order to plan or commit a fraud or crime.
Tadas G Arlauskas, Attorney
848 N. Rainbow Blvd. #803
Las Vegas, NV 89107