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  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Red Flag Over the Atlantic China angling...a U.S. airbase in the Azores

    11/17/2012 7:55:17 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2012 | Gordon G. Chang
    On June 27, a plane carrying Wen Jiabao made a “technical” stop on the island of Terceira, in the Azores... the Chinese premier spent four hours touring the remote Portuguese outpost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Wen’s Terceira walkabout, which followed a four-nation visit to South America, largely escaped notice at the time, but alarm bells should have immediately gone off in Washington and in European capitals... Terceira, however, has one big attraction for Beijing: Air Base No. 4. Better known as Lajes Field, the facility where Premier Wen’s 747 landed in June is jointly operated by the...
  • Archeology: Prehistoric rock art found in caves on Terceira Island -- Azores

    10/06/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Portuguese American Journal ^ | August 27, 2012 | Carolina Matos
    The president of the Portuguese Association of Archeological Research (APIA), Nuno Ribeiro, revealed Monday having found rock art on the island of Terceira, supporting his believe that human occupation of the Azores predates the arrival of the Portuguese by many thousands of years, Lusa reported. "We have found a rock art site with representations we believe can be dated back to the Bronze Age," Ribeiro told Lusa in Ponta Delgada, at a presentation in University of the Azores on the topic of early human occupation of the Azores. The oldest cave art known in Europe is of prehistoric origin, dating...
  • In honor of Peter Francisco Day [225th Battle of Guilford Courthouse Anniversary]

    03/15/2006 1:44:38 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 9 replies · 901+ views
    SouthCoastToday ^ | 3-15-06 | JORGE S. MEDEIROS
    Today, March 15, 2006, marks the 225th anniversary of one of the most decisive battles of the American Revolution. The battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, in a small hamlet in North Carolina. It was considered the largest, most hotly-contested action of the Revolutionary War's climactic southern campaign. The British, led by Gen. Charles Cornwallis, defeated the Americans, but at a large cost to their army. Cornwallis would then return to Virginia and eventually capitulated to the Americans on Oct. 19 of that same year. In the battle of Guilford, there was a young soldier of...
  • Your View: Remember Revolutionary War hero Peter Francisco

    03/14/2012 6:04:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 21 replies
    South Coast Today ^ | 3-14-12 | JORGE S. MEDEIROS
    If you come to downtown New Bedford tomorrow and happen to see the flag of Portugal flying in front of City Hall, it is because March 15 is recognized in Massachusetts as Peter Francisco Day, commemorating the Hercules of the American Revolution immortalized by the U.S. Post Office in 1975 with an 18-cent commemorative stamp: "Contributors to the Cause ... Peter Francisco, fighter extraordinary." Peter Francisco lived in Virginia since age 5, when he was found abandoned at City Point, now Hopewell, on June 23, 1765. Left there by Moorish pirates, he was kidnapped from his parents' backyard on a...
  • Experts concerned with abnormal seismic activity – Azores

    10/19/2011 6:29:05 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 30 replies · 2+ views
    PAJ ^ | 10/13/11 | STAFF
    Experts in the Azores have alerted the population of São Miguel Island for seismic activity which they considered to be above normal. The seismic events where located in the system of Fogo and Congro lakes, the central region of the island. “The situation is ongoing and the number of microseisms is slightly above reference values” said Wednesday João Luís Gaspar from the Center of Volcanology and Geological Risk Assessment (CVARG) of the University of the Azores.
  • Carthaginian temples found -- Azores

    07/10/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    Portuguese American Journal ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2011 |
    Archaeologists from the Portuguese Association of Archeological Research (APIA) believe to have found in the Azores a significant number of Carthaginian temples, from the fourth century BC, dedicated to the goddess Tanit. The new archaeological sites were found in Monte Brasil, Angra Heroismo, Terceira island. According to APIA archaeologists Nuno Ribeiro and Anabela Joaquinito, "More than five hypogea type monuments (tombs excavated in rocks) and at least three 'sanctuaries' proto-historic, carved into the rock, were found." A monument located at "Monte do Facho" shows inbuilt sink shaped carvings linked to water conduits for libations. "There are 'chairs' carved into the...
  • 'Fried Egg' may be impact crater

    12/20/2009 9:37:16 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies · 1,143+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, December 18, 2009 | Jonathan Amos
    Portuguese scientists have found a depression on the Atlantic Ocean floor they think may be an impact crater. The roughly circular, 6km-wide hollow has a broad central dome and has been dubbed the "Fried Egg" because of its distinctive shape. It was detected to the south of the Azores Islands during a survey to map the continental shelf. If the Fried Egg was made by a space impactor, the collision probably took place within the past 17 million years... It lies under 2km of water about 150km from the Azores archipelago. The depressed ring sits roughly 110m below the...
  • Azores Set For Hurricane Gordon

    09/19/2006 1:34:25 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 479+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-19-2006
    Azores set for Hurricane Gordon The Azores islands in the mid-Atlantic have been placed on high alert for Hurricane Gordon, which is due to hit the Portuguese territory shortly. People and livestock have been told to stay indoors as forecasters warn the hurricane will bring heavy rain and winds of 170km/h (105mph). Waves as high as 12 metres (40ft) are also predicted and the region's ports are expected to be the most exposed. Some 240,000 people live in the nine Azores islands. Farming and fishing are the mainstay of the economy of the islands, which lie about 1,500 km (930...
  • Grist for History's Mill: The Azores summit.

    03/17/2003 8:02:03 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 1 replies · 110+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 17, 2003 | Gleaves Whitney
    The waiting is all but over. The summit in the Azores has concluded. President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar have presented a united front. The world knows that Monday is the last day for a diplomatic solution to Iraq. Otherwise — war. But in a sense this second war against Saddam Hussein began in our imagination months, even years ago. To communicate how dangerous the dictator is, war hawks have drawn vivid historical connections in the public mind: that Saddam is Stalin, that his Baath party resembles the Nazi party, that...
  • SONG PARODY: One More Day

    03/16/2003 11:07:27 PM PST · by laz17 · 5 replies · 462+ views
    3/16/03 | laz17
    Sung to the tune of "One Fine Day" Click here for midi One more day, that's all you need To choose if the Iraqis should be freed One more day, to prove the meaning of your word. No more discussions, no more delays "Complete disarmament" is a simple phrase One more day, to prove the meaning of your word. Please enforce fourteen forty-one Its meaning is quite plain to see No more waiting and no more stalling There's no more need to pursue diplomacy. One more day, and then we'll see Whether irrelevance will be your legacy One more day,...
  • THE SCOTSMAN: Azores ultimatum brings the moment of truth

    03/16/2003 5:31:19 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 196+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | March 17, 2003 | The Scotsman
    TODAY is indeed judgment day for the international community over Iraq. That is the central message of yesterday’s transatlantic summit in the Azores between the US, Britain, Spain and Portugal. The words of both President Bush and Tony Blair were straightforward. Security Council resolution 1441 had unanimously condemned Saddam Hussein as in material breach of his obligation to disarm. After three and a half months, Saddam was still trying hard to avoid fulfilling that obligation. Mr Blair listed the areas of non-compliance: no interviews with Iraqi weapons scientists had been permitted outside of the regime and Saddam still refuses to...
  • UN appears undeterred by Bush demands

    03/16/2003 4:19:42 PM PST · by Hadean · 55 replies · 268+ views
    AP ^ | March16,2003
    United Nations-AP -- Despite pressure from President Bush, U-N Security council members are proceeding with a plan that would prolong weapons inspections in Iraq... snip ...Diplomats say it is not immediately clear what the US, Britain and Spain want from the Security Council tomorrow.
  • Anybody Know When the Azores Conference will be Re-broadcast?

    03/16/2003 1:39:22 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 9 replies · 222+ views
    March 16, 2003 | prairiebreeze
    Can anybody confirm 4:30 EST on CSpan? Any other scheduled re-broadcasts?? Many thanks Prairie
  • Bush, Top Allies Gather at Azores Summit - Down To The Wire

    03/16/2003 7:42:56 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 1 replies · 182+ views
    AP ^ | 16 March, 2003
    By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON - Doubtful a final effort to gain U.N. backing for a U.S.-led invasion into Iraq (news - web sites) will prove successful, President Bush (news - web sites) and his two top allies hoped a brief summit on Sunday would increase the pressure Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). AP Photo   Departing early from the Camp David retreat where he spent the weekend, Bush was flying more than halfway across the Atlantic Ocean to meet for less than five hours with British Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) and...
  • The Summit of Isolation (NY Times Sunday Editorial)

    03/15/2003 3:07:00 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 13 replies · 228+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 16, 2003 | Editorial Board
    hree men meeting on an Atlantic island seems an apt symbol for the failure of the Bush administration to draw the world around its Iraq policy. That's not the intended message of President Bush's meeting today in the Azores with Prime Ministers Tony Blair of Britain and José María Aznar of Spain, but it's hard to avoid that impression. In what appears to be the final days before an American invasion of Iraq, Mr. Bush is taking time to consult with two loyal allies and, ostensibly, to decide if any realistic chance remains for a new United Nations Security Council...
  • ***The Uninvited Are All Aflutter About What Might Happen***

    03/15/2003 12:31:47 PM PST · by The Wizard · 29 replies · 148+ views
    Fox News | Stardate: 0303.15
    Well poor babies.....the French and the others working against us are all bent out of shape and trying to schedule meetings for next week, etc. Blixy babby wants to speed up inspections, and .........TFB babies, this gig is over.Listening to these networks talk about "last minute diplomacy" happening in the Azores.......News Flash: The Azores is the War council and the those who stood together will stand together and basiclly tell those who fought against them that we've taken all the time we're going to, we have the names of those who will help rebuild Iraq, and who will get the...
  • The Azores: An isolated crossroads

    03/15/2003 12:45:01 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 174+ views ^ | March 14, 2003
    <p>President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar will convene a one-day emergency summit on the idyllic and isolated isles, hosted by Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso. The meeting, officially to examine prospects for a U.N. resolution on Iraq, will occur on the island of Terceira, home since 1951 to a U.S. air base in Lajes.</p>
  • US reserves 20 air corridors across Atlantic

    09/14/2002 11:47:25 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 37 replies · 813+ views
    Agence France-Presse | September 14, 2002
    LISBON, Sept 14 (AFP) - The United States has reserved a total of 20 air corridors across the Atlantic Ocean in the past 24 hours, some of them with access to Portugal's Lajes airbase on the Azores islands where an US air force unit is stationed, the Portuguese weekly Expresso reported Saturday. Quoting air controllers in the Azores, Expresso said that the United States normally only has four corridors. "There can only be one reason for this step, the transport of large quantities of light materiel that can only be transported by plane, as well as military personnel, to...