Lots of luck trying to use the War Powers Act in a case where there’s no direct US kinetic involvement. Not to saw the Saudi war in Yemen is at all reasonable either.
The discussion of Woodrow Wilson requires a soundtrack:
Some more local history…
That led to this:
…which was not at all a good thing for the people who’d sheltered Sparrow Force.
At 13:30 on 24 September, the beached ship was spotted by two Japanese aircraft; the bomber shot down, but the escorting fighter escaped to report. At 16:00 a flight of Japanese bombers attacked the ship and the beach. The destroyer was damaged beyond recovery, and while none of the ship’s company were injured, their alcohol supply – which had been brought ashore during the refloating attempts – was destroyed by a bomb.
What a time to be alive.
To clarify for the lurkers…
…although there is argument about whether it does, in fact, mean that.
No mainstream coverage yet, but the fringe has noticed.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States
More Indonesian history in this thread:
Warning, words, lots of em.