Thursday, April 21, 2016

Today -100: April 21, 1916: Up shit creek in Chihuahua

The US military in Mexico has halted its hunt for Villa. They figure that if Villa is still alive, he is now in a part of Mexico into which it would be too dangerous to follow him. The embedded NYT reporter reveals some of what army censorship previously prevented him reporting: there has been no cooperation from the Carranza regime or from the locals, who have been unwilling to serve as guides or sell them supplies and have been taking potshots at them. The expeditionary force is just way out of its depth.

Headline of the Day -100: 

To be clearer than that headline is, this is her attempt to get him a pardon (for second degree murder). I don’t think it worked.

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