Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weird History

So I'm reading this book called "Chasing Villa" about Pershing's invasion of Mexico to kill Pancho Villa in 1916 - and the book is great - just what I needed - a really technical on-the-ground blow-by-blow account of the traditional US Cavalry's last major operation ever. The politics of this story are insane - Mexico and the US on the brink of a major war - Mexico plunged into revolution - Germany trying to get Mexico to join them in WWI. It's nuts. But perhaps the craziest thing in this story was when General Pershing hired a team of Japanese assassins to kill Pancho Villa!

WTF? Are we talking like Ninja's being hired by the US Army to assassinate a Mexican Bandit? That is insane. I fully intend on getting more information about this. More to follow!

Originally posted on July 10, 2006 on Myspace.

I will write a book about this someday.

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