BJP lost the elections in Bengal. BJP is taking a hit on their Covid non-response.
The odds have suddenly shortened for religious riots, horrific terrorist attacks, or a short war with Pakistan. Possibly all three. All the things needed to rally the patriots to stay in power.
Wonder if 2024 futures trades are already priced in…
The book thief.
A thousand splendid suns.
A boy in winter.
It started with this photo of Dubrovnik on Instagram
It mentioned ‘Siege of Dubrovnik’, so looked it up to read on it.
From there, went to read about Operation Tiger (1992), and the Battle of Konavle.
In parallel tabs, also read about the Bay of Kotor and the peninsula of Prevlaka.
Bay of Kotor, lead to reading about Karstification, Montenegro, town of Herceg Novi, and (from Montenegro) about a 12 Km long beach called Velika Plaža. Montenegro seems like a good, slightly off-beat place to visit.
At this point, I took a detour from Wikipedia to Google maps, and spent a while exploring the region… Mainly bay of Kotor.
Returning to Wikipedia, resumed with the war articles. Next up, from Operation Tiger in 1992, to Operation Storm in 1995. It was, apparently, the biggest land battle in Europe since WW2!
Also open, though yet to be read, are articles on Operation Summer (1995), State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, and Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (1918–1929).
Think they’ll last me the night 🙂
P.S.: The featured image is from xkcd.
You lose everything and you win the war, you’re a hero.
You lose everything and you lose the war…. you’re just a fool.
Jack, in The Gangster Squad
There are known knowns; there are things we know. We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.
Donald H Rumsfeld