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United States Empire … and broke its crown October 4, 2006 11:20 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects
I find it difficult not to write about politics in these times. Our government is changing and I fear our grandchildren may never understand or relate to the America we knew as children. There is a Roman parallel to 9/11. In 68 or 67 BC, the Roman port at Ostia was sacked.
IN the autumn of 68 B.C. the worldâ€™s only military superpower was dealt a profound psychological blow by a daring terrorist attack on its very heart. Romeâ€™s port at Ostia was set on fire, the consular war fleet destroyed, and two prominent senators, together with their bodyguards and staff, kidnapped.
For in the panicky aftermath of the attack, the Roman people made decisions that set them on the path to the destruction of their Constitution, their democracy and their liberty. One cannot help wondering if history is repeating itself.
More Ostia with great pictures. I want to visit!trackback