Main | Friday, July 27, 2007

Morning View - Maine Monument

The Maine Monument, at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park, was created by sculptor Attilio Picarelli and was built in 1913. The monument is dedicated to the memory of the 260 sailors killed when the U.S.S. Maine exploded in the harbor of Havana in 1898, which triggered the Spanish-American War. Several investigations over the last century have given conflicting accounts, but many believe that the Maine's sinking was a "false flag" operation, not committed by the Spanish but rather by Americans looking for a reason to go to war with Spain. Sound familiar? The old battlecry "Remember The Maine!" is something to keep in mind the next time Homeland Security tries to create hysteria. Expect something big in October next year.


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