Author Archives: Robert Williscroft

My new novel OPERATION IVY BELLS launches

Winning the Cold War is in the balance… A super-secret, off-the-books spy organization; a security-clearance starting at Top Secret and going up from there; an attack by giant squid during a thousand-foot dive while breathing an exotic gas; a cat’s whisker escape from death during a three-day decompression – and that’s just the first two…

Who I Am is Everything

My last blog entry was written by my stepson Arthur as described in the preamble to that entry. This entry was written by Robert Mayer, Arthur’s twin brother. Robert actually wrote this piece shortly after Arthur wrote the last one, but things intervened so that he did not give it to me until this Thanksgiving day.…

Why English is so Hard to Learn

When Jill and I married two years ago, twin thirteen-year-old boys and a sixteen-year-old girl came with the package. All three are remarkably intelligent. Selena is now in her junior year at college with a high GPA in a Marine Biology major. Arthur and Robert are high school juniors, each with a high GPA in…

Why I believe — and What

First, a bit of background. I was born in 1942 to fundamental Pentecostal missionaries on leave in Eastern Montana for the duration of World War II where they pastored a small Assemblies of God church. They had served in German Poland before the War, and they returned to West Germany in 1950, which was as…

The Truth about Airport security

On November 14, 2001, shortly after 9/11, I wrote an article in the online journal DefenseWatch (see “Airline Safety: Simple Steps for Better Security,” DefenseWatch, Nov. 14, 2001), proposing a way to establish airport and airline security quickly and inexpensively. I followed that article with several more addressing the issue (see “Security, Common Sense and Gen. Joe Foss,” DefenseWatch,…

The Great Sequestration Con

The con is in, and virtually every congressional leader and all of the White House is participating. You have heard about draconian cuts in the defense budget, about furloughs, layoffs, long waiting lines at airports, late welfare checks. Here is the truth, plain and simple: The sequestration cuts approximately 44% of the scheduled increases in…

Rational Islam

The Free Muslims Coalition under the leadership of Kamal Nawash just released the following statement to the world media. I applaud this courageous stance. I wrote to Kamal this morning in response to this press release. My comments follow the release below. Free Muslims Condemn Anti-Muslim Film & Anti-American Protests A hateful filmmaker based in…