There is one thing certain about history, what has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. That was a big part of the inspiration for another article recently.
I watch a bit of YouTube and believe it or not, not all is on Politics. I believe that a good knowledge of history is essential to making sense out of what is ging on in our world today. This is one of the channels I watch and this played just the other night. This gentleman uses his history channel to make his own political statements in so much as he will release videos showing historical parallels to current events.
As I said in another article about Afghanistan, we just do not learn. We should hae known better than to actually send troops there. Take a look at this about when the British invaded Afghanistan: