23 February 2009

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Birthplace of a Nation

173 years ago a small band of insurgents held off
an overwhelming army
in a 13 day urban stand-off.

Although none of the militant guerillas survived,
rebels inspired by the failed coup
successfully overthrew the standing government
on April 21, 1836.

Credit should be given to Santa Ana, however,
as like our 1st and 26th Presidents who 'personally served',
"he led the invasion to regain control of the area."


Should a military campaign inside one's own country
be called an 'invasion'?


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