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About Younghusband

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) was a British explorer, army officer, military-political officer, and foreign correspondent born in India who led expeditions into Manchuria, Kashgar, and Tibet. He three times tried and failed to scale Mt. Everest and journeyed from China to India, crossing the Gobi desert and the Mustagh Pass (alt. c.19,000 ft/5,791 m) of the Karakoram mountain range in modern day Pakistan. Convinced of Russian designs on British interests in India, Younghusband proactively engaged in the nineteenth century spying and conflict over Central Asia between the British and the Russians known as the Great Game. "Younghusband" is a Canadian who has spent a number of years bouncing back and forth between his home country and Japan. Fluent in Japanese and English with experience in numerous other languages from Spanish to Georgian, Younghusband has travelled throughout Asia. He graduated with an MA from the War Studies Department at the Royal Military College of Canada, where he focussed on the Japanese oil industry and energy security issues. He has recently returned to Canada from Japan, and is working in the technology sector.
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11 Responses to Remembrance

  1. Kenneth says:

    I remember that day all too well, despite being 11 at the time. A really grim day it was.

  2. Jay says:

    Something FYC:
    At risk of causing offense, I think there’s something that needs to be looked at:

    “9/11 — Thirty-Two Years On”

  3. Curzon says:

    Jay — Nixon and Kissinger did consider taking out Allende in the early 1970s, but the United States was not involved in the 1973 coup in Chile.

  4. Jak King says:

    Curzon, with respect, are you living under a rock? Even the Pentagon’s own CNN knows when to go with the flow! See linktext:

  5. Curzon says:

    Younghusband, sorry for taking this so off topic… m(_ _)m

    Citing a CNN story from five years ago and saying that I live under a rock doesn’t win you arguments. It is true, as the article notes, that the US made preparations to remove Allende in the case that it became a Soviet client state. As noted in the link above:

    The CIA provided secret funding to Chilean opposition parties in the early 1970s to try to undermine Allende’s government.

    This is not in dispute.

    However, the idea that the US bankrolled a military coup and overthrew an elected leader is wrong, and ignorant of the domestic politics in Chile at the time. Read the “Wikipedia article”: on the subject, or the specific section on the “US role in the coup.”: Allende was nationalizing private industry, opposition parties and the church were calling on the military to intervene, and the government couldn’t handle the lawlessness that was overtaking the country because they were afraid to call on the police for fear that they were not loyal to the Socialist administration.

  6. Kenneth says:

    Remember remember the eleventh of September…..

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  9. Dan says:

    Younghusband, sorry for taking this so off topic”¦ m(_ _)m

    I swear to God, using japmoticons should be the same thing as using a Nazi analogy: immediate forfeiture of the debate