**Time for a history lesson:
The Alans or Alani were an Iranian nomadic group among the Sarmatian people, warlike pastoralists of mixed backgrounds, who spoke an Iranian Language
- The Sarmatians, Sarmatae or Sauromatae (the second form is mostly used by early Greek writers, the other by the later Greeks and the Romans) were a people whom Herodotus put on the eastern boundary of Scythia beyond the Tanais (Don River). They were Iranian people akin to the Scythians (Saka).
- Scythia was an area in Eurasia inhabited in ancient times by an Iranian people known as Scythians. The location and extent of Scythia varied over time from the Altai region where Mongolia, China, Russia and Kazakhstan come together to the lower Danube River area and Bulgaria. Saka are Asian Scythians.
The Sueves, Suebi or Suevi were a Germanic people whose origin was near the Baltic Sea.
- The term Germanic peoples or Germanic tribes applies to the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. The Germanic tribes spoke mutually intelligible dialectics and shared a common mythology and story telling, for instance Beowulf and the Volsunga Saga.
The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe who entered the late Roman Empire, and created a state in North Africa, centered on the city of Carthage. The Vandals probably gave their name to the province of Andalusia (originally, Vandalusia), in Spain, where they temporarily settled before pushing on to Africa.
Needless to say, by this time the Roman Empire was in its death throes, and these were just three of the many barbarian tribes in the process of overrunning it.**
1775 - George Washington ordered recruiting officers to accept free blacks into the army.
**How sad...Blacks were good enough to fight for America's independence, but not to receive it themselves.**
1946 - President Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.
**Today they'd call him a publicity hound for this action...The war had been over for a year, but the killing was no where near ended.**
1964 - Syrian-based al-Fatah guerrillas of Yasser Arafat launched their first raid on Israel with the aim of provoking a retaliation and sparking an Arab war against Israel.
**40-years later and nothing has changed...How the Israelis have survived, surrounded by the Islamic horde, is a miracle.
The question is, can they continue. Or, how long can they continue?**
1987 - Robert Mugabe was sworn in as Zimbabwe's first executive president.
**Mugabe may be called President by the jackasses at the U.N., but here in Peroville he is nothing more than a butcher...But then again, the rest of the world accepted Saddam Hussein as well.
In the eyes of the U.N., Mugabe's and Saddam's are good, but George Bush is bad...Which is why the U.N. is nothing more than a Circle Jerk Group.**
1998 - Europe's leaders proclaimed a new era when eleven nations merged currencies to create the euro, a shared money they said would boost business, underpin unity and strengthen their role in world affairs.
**Many Americans are worried about how well the Euro has performed against the Dollar, but the Dollar is 'tried & true,' and the Euro is the monetary system of a group of people who will never stay together...Sure the Euro is hot right now, but long term I'd put my money on the Dollar.**
1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation and handed power over to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
**History will be kind to Yeltsin, it will be interesting to see about Putin...So far he has proven to be a chameleon.**
2002 - U.S. executions for the year rose from 66 to 71, with 33 in Texas.
**Of course this doesn't include fetal executions: 2001 = over 1,300,00, 2002 = over 1,300,000.
Every one of the 66 and 71 executions noted above was protested against by Leftist idiots, but I doubt if any of the 2,600,000 innocent BABIES were.**