Friday, March 14, 2014

Just a Coincidence?

In recent history, from the Vietnam war to the present, the month of March has been chosen by Pentagon and NATO military planners as the “best month” to go to war.

With the exception of Afghanistan
(October 2001), all major US-NATO led military operations over a period of almost half a century –since the invasion of Vietnam by US ground forces on March 8, 1965– have been initiated in the month of March.

The Ides of March (Idus Martiae) is a day in the Roman calendar which broadly corresponds to March 15.  The Ides of March is also known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.



Leticia said...

I honestly did not know this! Very interesting.

Maybe because of the great weather?

The Local Malcontent said...

I don't know; American wars since '65 have mostly/all been in locations near the equator, I just worry about the Crimea and Putin, Russia on the one hand, and the hair-trigger, peace-niks Obama and Kerry on the other.