A historic summit between two egomaniacal, vindictive, small handed dictators. What could go wrong?
162 people were aboard the flight from Surabaya, Indonesia.
Olivier Desbarres was fired from his job as a senior Singapore-based banker at Barclays after a video surfaced of him berating and threatening a group of construction workers who were on a job near his home, The Wall Street Journal
Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with Tom Waits, live at The Cirkus, Stockholm Sweden - July 13-14, 1999
February 21, 1942 - Scorched Earth and Martial Law. News of the war not going well in the Pacific, worries of an invasion of Australia, Internment of Japanese-Americans living on West Coast of U.S. begins. Martial Law in Hawaii. Fall of Singapore. Sea battle off Bali. Attacks on Rangoon. Capitol Hill debate on War Powers Bill.
February 15,1942 - Rumors British forces in Singapore ask for armistice. Japanese prepare to launch offensive against Palembang, largest oil production site in Far East. German Warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau cruise English Channel fueling fears of pending invasion of Britain. Russians push West, taking 4 towns and pushing Germans back to old Polish border. Congress calls for stepped up war production. Senate begins inquiry on why synthetic rubber production wasn't stepped up before Pearl Harbor in light of losing rubber supply from Far East. Labor troubles with strikes at largest aluminum production facility in Detroit.
February 8, 1942 - Japanese step up bombardment of Singapore, 20 American ships sunk so far off coastal waters, Allies bracing for new Axis assaults especially in Pacific, Dairy Farmers threaten to Unionize. America switches to War Time.
My wonderful Kiwi partner, Schmoochie, was sent to Singapore for a job that was supposed to have lasted only ‘a few weeks’ but is now going on Month Two, with another five weeks to go. Needless to say, this didn’t make me too happy. But