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  • Airmen Killed in Possible Insider Attack Identified as Special Ops

    08/28/2015 12:27:35 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | Carlo Munoz
    The two servicemembers killed in southern Afghanistan Wednesday by a shooter in an Afghan uniform were Air Force special operations troops, the Pentagon said Thursday. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were shot and killed Wednesday by a lone gunman dressed in an Afghan uniform. He opened fire on their vehicle near Camp Antonlik, in Helmand province, the Pentagon said in a news release. Military officials initially reported that two gunmen carried out the attack and that both had been killed in the ensuing firefight. But on Thursday, coalition officials said the shooter and...
  • U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban grab district

    08/27/2015 1:45:05 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 26 , 2015 | Mohammad Stanekzai
    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite repeated U.S. air strikes to repel them, adding to the insurgents' recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes. Elsewhere in Helmand, a man in Afghan uniform opened fire in the former British base of Camp Bastion, killing two U.S. service personnel, before being shot and wounded. Another man in Afghan uniform was wounded in the return fire.
  • Non-Interventionism is Americaís Best Policy

    08/22/2015 11:35:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    Americans do well with moderation. It is in our national DNA. It is also a by-product of the freedom of expression and allowing different perspectives in the public forum. In foreign policy, non-interventionism is the moderate stance, and it has served Americans well in her four hundred or so years. As British subjects, American colonists were compelled to fight for the British crown, until they felt compelled to defend themselves against the kingís army. After centuries of European conflicts dragging Americans into war, national independence yielded a non-interventionist foreign policy for the infant nation. George Washington advised in his farewell...
  • US decides to stop aid to Pakistan, says Pak media

    08/22/2015 12:21:10 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015 | HT Correspondent
    Washington: US secretary of state John Kerry shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before their meeting at the State Department in Washington. (Reuters Photo) The US has decided to discontinue monetary support to Pakistan under a military plan for not doing enough to counter terrorism, according to media reports in Pakistan. But there was no announcement or confirmation of it in the US defense secretary Ash Carter told reporters on Thursday: "That hasn't come to me yet, quite honestly." Also, the White House has once again said it has no announcements about President Barack Obama meeting Prime Minister...
  • Defensive Drift - The president and his policymakers do not understand war.

    02/13/2013 2:25:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 12, 2013 | Bing West
    ‚ÄėA decade of war is now ending,‚ÄĚ President Obama declared in his inaugural address a few weeks ago. That was an odd statement, considering that we have entered a second decade of war. In the same speech, the president referred to having won ‚Äúpeace in our time.‚ÄĚ Neville Chamberlin said something similar. Wars are not ended by historically tone-deaf rhetorical flourishes.Two weeks ago in Algeria, Islamist terrorists conducted their bloodiest raid in years. The attack came only a few months after President Obama proclaimed that al-Qaeda had been ‚Äúdecimated.‚ÄĚ The Algerian government launched an immediate counterattack, refusing to consult...
  • ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

    08/16/2015 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Sara A. Carter, American Media Institute
    Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler's "Mein Kampf," as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the "Mule of the Jews." Found in Pakistan's remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an "end of the world" battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world's 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a "caliphate." ...Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn...
  • Hero Marine Nailed for Secret Email: What Did He Do That Hillary Didnít?

    08/16/2015 5:08:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08/16/2015 | Michael Daly
    Clinton could still become president after her email scandal, but a decorated Marine is being forced out over one classified report he sent to avert a disaster. No matter how much classified material is found in her personal email server, Hillary Clinton will no doubt continue campaigning to become our next president.Meanwhile, a decorated Marine officer who has deployed four times faces being discharged from the corps he loves because he used his personal email to send a single classified report as an urgent warning when lives were at stake.The stateside message from Marine Reserves Major Jason Brezler to Forward...
  • Migrants brawl on Greek island as refugee ship lies empty

    08/16/2015 8:39:55 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    Marine Link ^ | August 16, 2015 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Outside the island's main police station, about 50 migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran threw stones and exchanged blows as tempers boiled over in the intense mid-summer heat. Riot police stood by without intervening. The migrants have little chance of getting aboard the ship, the Eleftherios Venizelos, as priority is being given to Syrians, who are treated as refugees as they are fleeing their country's civil war and have greater rights under international law than economic migrants. All have crossed the narrow stretch of water from Turkey in small boats and dinghies as they try to find a better life...
  • Iran offers India control of strategic Chabahar Port

    08/15/2015 4:11:45 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | Saturday, August 15, 2015 | Anirban Bhaumik
    NEW DELHI (DHNS) - As Tehran wants New Delhi to raise its stake in Chabahar Port in Iran, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Friday offered India a deal that not only involves developing the second phase of the port but also for operating it. New Delhi already pledged to build a container terminal and a multi-purpose cargo terminal on two berths at the Chabahar Port in south-eastern coast of Iran. Tehran's new offer appeared to be lucrative to India, as the strategically important port could give it a sea-land access to Afghanistan and Central Asia,...
  • Valerie Plame, ex-intelligence officials slam White House for 'astonishing' CIA leak

    05/28/2014 2:58:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | Leslie Larson
    **SNIP** Valerie Plame, the ex-CIA operative outed by the W. Bush administration, also chimed in. ďAstonishing: White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan,Ē she tweeted in a sardonic message on Monday. The name of the CIAís chief of station in Kabul, the agencyís top spy in Afghanistan, was listed among the 15 officials briefing Obama upon his arrival at Bagram Air Base. The White House only caught the error when Washington Post reporter Scott Wilson alerted the press office, after Obamaís schedule was included in an email that was circulated to as many as 6,000 members of the media.
  • Czech border town furious over planned placement of refugees at its German border

    08/11/2015 5:19:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    RRW ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Invasion of Europe news¬Ö. Dubi, North Bohemia, Aug 8 (ńĆTK) ¬ó Several hundred people from the Czech Republic and Germany protested against the arrival of refugees at the former customs building on the Czech-German border crossing Cinovec-Zinnwald today, Mayor Petr Pipal has told journalists. ... The Saxon town of Altenberg wants to accommodate the refugees in the former customs building. The capacity of the facility will be 110 places, while some 80 refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan are to be placed there. ... We are told the refugees will be allowed to leave the center for ¬ďwalks¬Ē during...
  • The Toledo target area! We learn something new every day

    08/11/2015 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    RRW ^ | August 9, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Ms. Dehabey, resettlement coordinator for US Together in Toledo, is also the primary facilitator for their adjustment to the area. The organization has been quietly and steadily resettling refugees in the Toledo area for a little more than a year, the only agency in the Toledo area doing so. The refugee community is a small but growing regional population, Ms. Dehabey said. She has placed 11 families in the Toledo area, including two before US Together opened its Toledo office in May, 2014. ... Ms. Dehabey opens an average of one case a month, she said, though arrivals can be...
  • Rhode Island remembers Green Beret killed in Friday's Afghanistan attack

    08/10/2015 3:19:28 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | N/A
    The Green Beret killed Friday in Afghanistan was a Rhode Island native who was being remembered Sunday as a ďtrue patriot.Ē Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) offered condolences to the family and friends of Master Sgt. Peter Andrew McKenna who died when the Taliban attacked the U.S. militaryís Special Forces base near Kabul International Airport. Two other American soldiers were wounded. ďI join all Rhode Islanders in mourning the loss of Sgt. McKenna, a truly great citizen, soldier, person and patriot,Ē Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said on Twitter late Saturday.
  • Hoping to repay a debt, retired SEAL makes it his mission to help working dogs

    08/09/2015 5:29:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 9, 2015 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    In a darkened Iraqi suburb, Christmas Eve, 2006, a team of Navy SEALs moved quietly into position outside the home of a man known for training suicide bombers. The operation that night wasnít unlike hundreds of others carried out by Naval Special Warfare Development Group during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But itís one Jimmy Hatch wonít ever forget. Heíd later learn that no amount of alcohol could erase the memory. It was chilly, not quite cold enough to see your breath. As the operators prepared to raid the home, a husky man popped his head out of an...
  • US Service Member Among 9 Killed in Attack on Base in Kabul (Dozens killed in Kabul bombings)

    08/08/2015 7:46:31 AM PDT · by kristinn · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | Saturday, August 8, 2015 | Luis Martinez
    An American service member and eight Afghan civilian contractors were killed in a Taliban attack on Camp Integrity, a coalition base near Kabulís airport, culminating a series of high-profile insurgent attacks in the Afghan capital that killed at least 50 people and injured hundreds more Friday. A suicide bomber at the base's entrance started the attack late Friday. It ended with a gun battle that raged for hours before the four attackers were killed. Several other coalition service members and civilians were also wounded in the attack. Officials haven't identified the U.S. service member killed in the attack. The coalition...
  • The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEALís Father

    11/10/2013 2:58:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2013 | John Ransom
    There was a time when Americaís Commander-In-Chief held a certain poise, a refinement of manner, a humble je ne sais quoi. And nothing could be more important to the families of Americaís soldiers than assurance that the lives of their sons and daughters are valued above everything except the liberty they defend. Aaron Carson Vaughn, a member of the elite SEAL Team VI special forces once wrote a note of assurance to his concerned parents about his chain of command saying, ďThey wonít let me die.Ē This week, America honors her heroes in recognizing Veterans Day, including our brave SEALs....
  • Obama stonewalls probe into deadly SEAL Team 6 helicopter crash, watchdog says

    08/05/2015 6:15:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/05/2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration is violating a judgeís order to turn over documents in the Aug. 6, 2011, shootdown of a U.S. helicopter ó call sign Extortion 17 ó that killed members of SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan, a watchdog group is charging. On the fourth anniversary of the worst one-day loss of military life in the war on terror, families of the dead say they are aghast that the government will not honor basic requests under the Freedom of Information Act. ďIt has now been four years since Extortion 17 was shot down,Ē said Doug Hamburger, whose Army air crew...
  • Prison for Afghan mullah who raped a 10-year-old girl inside his mosque

    08/01/2015 7:19:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    Extraordinary events have taken place inside a Kabul courtroom this week. Back in May, a 10-year-old girl was raped inside a mosque in a remote Afghan village. The mullah responsible Ė Mohammad Amin Ė had asked three young girls to clean for him when he started behaving inappropriately. The girls made a run for it, only one of them tripped and fell in a stream. Amin dragged her back inside the mosque, where she was raped and left with serious injuries. According to Sharia Law, which the Mullah tried to rely on in court, rape is considered a form of...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2015 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Ladenís compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaedaís scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in ďcomfortable retirement,Ē ďsidelined,Ē or ďa lion in winterĒ in the months leading up to his death. Some of the key revelations in the newly-released...
  • Afghan Taliban: ĎFamilyí of Mullah Omar confirm his death

    07/30/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 10:09 AM EDT | Lynne OíDonnell and Kathy Gannon
    The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness. The statement, emailed to The Associated Press on Thursday, didnít say when he died. It followed an announcement from the Kabul government the day before. Senior Taliban figures have also told the AP that Mullah Omar died. The statement says itís being issued in the name of Mullah Omarís brother, Mullah Abdul Manan, and his son, Mohammad Yaqub. It apologizes for ďany mistakes Mullah Omar (made) during his rule of Afghanistan.Ē Ö
  • ISIS preparing to attack India to provoke confrontation with the US, says report

    07/30/2015 2:53:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Mumbai DNA India ^ | July 29, 2015
    "The document warns that 'preparations' for an attack in India are underway and predicts that an attack will provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America," the report said. The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror. An investigative story published yesterday by the USA Today and reported by American Media Institute refers to a 32- page Urdu document obtained from a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani...
  • New mystery in Afghanistan: Is Mullah Omar dead?

    07/29/2015 7:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If Osama bin Laden became the enduring face of al-Qaeda and virulent Islamist terror, Mullah Omar remains the face of the Taliban nearly fourteen years after 9/11. Rarely seen since the fall of the Taliban government, the one-eyed undisputed leader of the organization in exile remains the most familiar foe to Americans of the conflict. And, the Washington Post‚Äôs Pamela Constable and Brian Murphy report today, he may be dead ‚ÄĒ possibly for years: Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, told reporters in Kabul that an investigation was underway into reports of the death of...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar Ďis deadí (per Afghan govít sources)

    07/29/2015 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29/07/2015
    The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, Afghan officials say, but the militant group has not commented on the claim. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released. A Taliban spokesman contacted by the BBC said the group would issue a statement shortly. There have been several reports of Mullah Omarís death in the past. However, this is the first to be confirmed by top sources in the Afghan government. Ö
  • Obama Admin: Promoting Murder of US Troops Okay for Obama Funders, But Not for Muslim Clerics

    05/29/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Top Obama bundler Jodie Evans with Marxist tyrant Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama The Obama State Department this week disavowed its promotion of a Muslim cleric after it was reported by the Washington Free Beacon that the cleric, Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, endorsed a fatwa in 2004 authorizing Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Iraq. At the same time, the Obama administration continues to deal with Obama funder and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans who helped deliver cash and humanitarian aid to ďthe other sideĒ in Fallujah in 2004 and made a personal statement in 2005 supporting the killing of...
  • Bowe Bergdahl found during California pot raid, released by officials

    07/23/2015 9:36:52 PM PDT · by Domandred · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/15 | FoxNews
    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was released in a prisoner exchange in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees, wound up in the middle of a pot raid earlier this week in northern California. Captian Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino County Sheriffís Office told Fox News Thursday that the countyís marijuana eradication team encountered Bergdahl on Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a home in Redwood City, Calif.
  • Obama: ĎWeíve Ended Two Wars;í State Dept:Iraq Has ĎLost Effective Controlí Over Large Areas to ISIL

    07/22/2015 3:31:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 22, 2015 | 5:08 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama said at a Democratic fundraiser in New York on Tuesday evening that he had ďended two warsĒ during his presidency. In its recently released human rights report on Iraq, however, the State Department said that the Iraqi government had ďlost effective controlĒ over a large part of Iraqi territory to the Islamic State terrorist group. Also, according to the State Departmentís Country Reports on Terrorism 2014, the group that the administration now calls ISIL was founded in the 1990s by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and fought against U.S. forces in Iraq before Obama removed U.S. troops from that...
  • Scandalous Images from Kabul: Guards at US Embassy Organized Humiliating Sex Games [2009]

    07/18/2015 10:06:07 PM PDT · by familyop · 54 replies
    Spiegel Online, Der Spiegel ^ | Sep 4, 2009 | Britta Sandberg
    Some of the men involved claim they were forced to participate by their supervisors at the ArmorGroup security firm. The scandal could yet again call into question the role of private contractors in US military missions...They show naked men, employees of the security firm, whose genitals are only barely covered with a kind of black beer mat. The men are drinking, dancing naked around a fire, licking each others nipples and grabbing each others testicles. They perform sex acts, pour vodka down each others' naked backs and drink it from the buttocks. It now appears that some of the men...
  • LAX police use social media in search for newlyweds who lost wedding album

    07/17/2015 3:37:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    dailybreeze.com ^ | Larry Altman
    It belongs to Safiullah Jabar Khil and his bride, Halimi. He wore a black tuxedo with white shirt. She wore a white dress, a tiara and carried red flowers. Where they are, nobody knows. According to writing on the album, they married March 12, 2012 at the Qasr e Oranus Wedding Hall, which appears on the Internet to be a grand building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Their photos were taken by Yama Ramin Media Production, which has its website, telephone numbers and email addresses listed on the album. Airport officers tried contacting the company, but the distance, communication and distrust on...
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Proís and Conís to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (itís higher for 2015). However Ė and I canít emphasize this enough Ė they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • 'Playing army': Military reservists with DEA jobs say agency bosses ridiculed their service

    07/16/2015 9:03:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Lee Ross & William LaJeunesse
    More than a dozen senior Drug Enforcement Administration agents who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan as military reservists claim their bosses within the law enforcement agency ridiculed their service, assigned them to jobs their war injuries made especially difficult -- and, in one case, allegedly planted a cellphone in an agent's car to track his movements and record conversations. The agents, who have filed a formal complaint with a federal watchdog agency over allegations that date back more than a decade, believe they were singled out from other veterans within the agency because their duties caused staffing problems, according to...
  • Iran linked to deaths of 500 U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

    07/14/2015 4:20:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Military Times | July 14, 2015 | By Andrew deGrandpre and Andrew Tilghman
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  • Top ISIS leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan reportedly killed in US drone strike

    07/11/2015 10:16:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2015
    The top ISIS leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike, Afghan intelligence officials told The Washington Post. The air assault is said to have killed Hafiz Saeed Khan, a former Pakistani Taliban commander who became affiliated with the ISIS terror group in January. At least 30 other militants were reportedly killed in the strike. The paper quoted Afghanistanís intelligence agency as saying the ISIS leader was killed Friday in the Achin district of Nangahar Province.
  • Troops overseas get pizza on the Fourth thanks to suburban initiative

    07/05/2015 12:22:05 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | By Susan Berger
    Pizzas ó 5,500 of them ó were delivered this Fourth of July to servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Kuwait, thanks to an initiative that was born at a kitchen table in Elk Grove Village. "It's raining pizza in Afghanistan," said Pizza 4 Patriots founder Mark Evans. "We air-drop it." Eight years ago, Evans and his son Kent were eating pizza and watching coverage of the Iraq war on television. Kent asked his dad, a retired Air Force master sergeant, if the troops got to eat pizza. Evans answered that they got MREs ó meals ready to eat in a...
  • How can we stop ISIL destroying our cultural treasures? (Will destroy the Pyramids & Sphinx!)

    07/03/2015 9:45:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dan Cruickshank
    ISIL is obliterating the Middle East's cultural landmarks. But should we arm ourselves in order to save threatened sites, asks Dan Cruickshank. ĎWhen Egypt comes under the auspices of the Khalifa [Caliphate], there will be no more Pyramids, no more Sphinx, no more idolatry.Ē This, I was told by British Muslim political activist Anjem Choudary, ďwill be justĒ. This chilling recent interview with Choudary in east London was part of a journey that started in early 2002. I went to Afghanistan in March of that year, just after the fall of the Taliban, to report for a television programme on...
  • Fought Vietcong,Sandinistas,Saddam,Taliban,ISIS but last Vietnam vet in uniform is retiring

    07/02/2015 4:35:31 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 11 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 2 Jul 2015 | Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    When Sergeant Major Michael Jarnevic finally retires from the Army on July 8, it will be the end of a career that began in 1973 when he enlisted as a Marine and was deployed to Vietnam. He is now nearing his 60th birthday and has spent three quarters of his life fighting for his country. In fact, Sgt Major Jarnevic appears to be the last Vietnam veteran on active duty in the whole of the Army. During his 42 years of service he has served in Honduras during the Contra wars in the 80s and Kuwait in the 90s during...
  • Global support for ISIS includes up to 42M Muslims, group claims

    07/01/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/2015 | By Brooke Singman
    Global support for ISIS may be much bigger than previously known, according to a new report that found as many as 42 million Muslims around the world have positive feelings about the black-clad army of barbarians that established a so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq last year. The report from the New York-based research institute Clarion Project crunched numbers from four recent polls surveying Arab public opinion toward ISIS. Clarion found the terror group's supporters are 8.5 million strong, but more than 42 million of the world's estimated 1.5 billion Muslims feel at least somewhat positively about the terror group....
  • U.S. troops in Afghanistan 'feel abandoned' (...waiting for politicians to pull the plug')

    07/01/2015 8:03:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON Ė ISIS is beginning to extend its influence into Afghanistan, but the Obama administration no longer is giving the country priority, and the 10,000 American troops that remain are feeling abandoned, a U.S. intelligence officer has told Joseph Farahís G2 Bulletin The officer, who is stationed in Afghanistan and has requested anonymity for security reasons, paints a bleak picture in a war zone that is apparently all but forgotten after an investment of more than $1 trillion by the U.S. There simply arenít enough active-duty U.S. reservists or National Guard personnel in Afghanistan to complete the mission, he contends....
  • Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits

    06/29/2015 2:51:54 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/15 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer. The military panel at Fort Bragg reached the finding late Sunday concerning Maj. Mathew Golsteyn. Army Special Forces Command spokeswoman Maj. Allison Aguilar said Monday that if the decision is upheld by a review board Golsteyn would be discharged under honorable conditions allowing him to keep nearly all veteran's benefits.
  • Exclusive: In turf war with Afghan Taliban, Islamic State loyalists gain ground

    06/29/2015 1:03:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 29, 2015 | Hamid Shalizi
    Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability. Witnesses who fled fighting in Nangarhar province told Reuters that hundreds of insurgents pledging allegiance to Islamic State pushed out the Taliban, scorching opium poppy fields that help to fund the Taliban's campaign to overthrow the Afghan government.
  • Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

    03/25/2010 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 770 replies · 19,725+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | Thursday March 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell,
    For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip seen in Jerusalem tonight as a disastrous humiliation. After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on Jewish settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at...
  • DEBKA :Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's bro

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    DEBKA ^ | June 26, 2015 AST
    Uproar in Iranís Revolutionary Guards Corps: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani,the Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iranian Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a series of war debacles. He was left in charge of Iranís military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed by exclusive Iranian intelligence sources. Since Soleimani last visited Damascus on June 2, in the aftershock of the historic town of Palmyraís fall to the Islamic State, the situation of President Bashar Assad and his army has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian generalís...
  • Taliban attack Afghanistan parliament in Kabul

    06/22/2015 12:29:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6-22-2015 | BBC News
    The Taliban have carried out a co-ordinated attack on the Afghan parliament in the capital, Kabul, where heavy fighting is still going on. Attackers detonated a huge car bomb outside the building, before racing into parliament itself, reports say. Police are evacuating the premises, while trying to fight off the attackers.
  • Syrian military and Druze allies join forces to fend off 'terrorists'

    06/21/2015 5:53:26 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 21st, 2015 | Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos
    Syria is believed to be home to about half of the estimated 1.5 million Druze worldwide. Interviews with Druze civilians and fighters here confirm that many regard the rebel advance as a threat to the Druze's existence. Sunni Islamist groups like Al Nusra Front, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, and Islamic State, an Al Qaeda offshoot, view the Druze as heretics. The rebels have acknowledged battlefield coordination with Nusra militants. This month, alarm spread among the Druze population when Nusra fighters killed at least 20 Druze in Qalb Lawzeh, a village in the northwestern province of Idlib. Other reports...
  • Exposed: Iran's Super Strategy to Crush America in a War

    06/20/2015 3:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 20, 2015 | Zachary Keck, managing editor
    Since assuming office in 2009, President Barack Obama has consistently held that the United States would carry out airstrikes to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. This position is supported by the vast majority of U.S. policy makers, lawmakers and the political elite, regardless of political affiliation. Nonetheless, it is also generally agreed that airstrikes against Iranís nuclear facilities would only have a limited impact on preventing Iran from acquiring the bomb. To be sure, a concerted airstrike effort against Iran would delay its ability to build a nuclear arsenal by several years. Nonetheless, Iran would be able to...
  • For Marine unit, a lost reputation in Afghanistan [now battles to restore]

    06/17/2015 6:36:52 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 25 replies
    The Sun Herald ^ | June 16, 2015 | David Zucchino
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The capstone to Maj. Fred Galvin's career was the command of the Marine Corps' first-ever special operations unit. He led the elite company into Afghanistan in February 2007. But less than a month after Fox Company arrived in eastern Afghanistan, Galvin was engulfed in scandal. His unit was accused of firing indiscriminately after a car bomb attack on March 4, killing up to 19 Afghan civilians and wounding 50 more. Galvin and his men were cleared in court a year later of any responsibility after testimony by more than 50 witnesses. The three-officer jury concluded that...
  • Former CIA operative: Bergdahl was Ďhighí when captured in Afghanistan

    06/15/2015 6:03:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was apparently ďhighĒ with a small group of Afghan soldiers when they were picked up by nomads in 2009, according to a former CIA operative who was running a network of informants on the ground. The information brings some additional detail to the otherwise murky picture of the circumstances of Bergdahlís disappearance and capture, five years before the Obama administration traded five Guantanamo prisoners for Bergdahlís freedom. The former CIA operative told Fox News Bergdahl was captured along with others, and sold to the Haqqani terrorist network in Pakistan within four days. ďThe call came in and...
  • Hezbollah recruits non-Shiites for ISIS fight

    06/11/2015 7:22:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, 13 November 2014
    Hezbollah, a radical Islamist movement, is recruiting Druze, Christian and Sunni men to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Lebanese daily news website the Daily Star reported Wednesday. The recruitment process, which is taking place in east Lebanon, is reportedly still ongoing. The new recruits are offered weapons and trainings to ďto counter the threat of ISIS and its affiliates.Ē Lebanon is engaged in a battle against jihadists from ISIS and the Nusra Front along its northern and northeastern border with Syria
  • Moderate rebels take key southern base in Syria, dealing blow to Assad

    06/10/2015 11:56:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2015 | Hugh Naylor (Sam Alrefaie contributed to this report)
    A coalition of moderate rebel factions known as the Southern Front took control of the Brigade 52 base by early afternoon, spokesman Issam al-Reis said. Brigade 52 is the largest military installation in Daraa province, which borders Jordan, and is key to the defense of northern routes leading to the Syrian capital, Damascus... The loss of the base is another blow to Assad's forces, which have recently suffered a string of battlefield defeats. A largely Islamist rebel alliance that includes al-Qaeda's powerful Syria affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, has seized most of northwestern Idlib province. The Islamic State militant group has captured...
  • Al-Qaida-linked militants attack IS affiliate in Libya

    06/10/2015 10:46:14 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 7 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 6/10 | AP
    Al-Qaida-linked militants in eastern Libya declared holy war ó or jihad ó on the local Islamic State affiliate after one of their senior leaders was killed Wednesday by masked gunmen, which set off clashes between the rival groups that left 11 people dead on both sides, including a top militant commander. The hours-long fighting in the eastern coastal city of Darna erupted after gunmen opened fire on Nasser Akr, an al-Qaida-inspired militant once held in the United Kingdom on terrorism charges. The 55-year-old veteran jihadi, who fought in Afghanistan, was killed along with his aide.
  • Iranian fighters go to Syria to help defend Damascus

    06/07/2015 4:05:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | June 7, 2015 | Michael Jansen
    Thousands of Iranian, Afghan and Iraqi fighters have arrived in Syria to defend Damascus and its suburbs against Islamic State (IS), which has said it will mount an offensive against the capital following recent battlefield successes in Deir al-Zor and Palmyra. So far, 7,000 have reportedly been positioned around the city. They are expected to go on the offensive to retake from fundamentalist militiamen the suburb of Jobar from which they can easily access the eastern gates of the city. The total number of reinforcements sent by Iran could rise to 15,000 when fighters reach the northern port of Latakia...