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  • 73 Years Ago Today the Battle for Okinawa Began. It Was Hell on Earth.

    04/01/2018 8:30:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 98 replies
    http://nationalinterest.org/ ^ | 4/1/18 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    As we celebrate Easter Sunday and the Jewish Passover, we should keep in our prayers and remembrances the many Americans who fought and sacrificed during that same time 73 years ago in the Battle of Okinawa. The event was Operation Iceberg. It was the bloodiest battle and the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of World War II. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, the Navy’s Fifth Fleet under Admiral Raymond Spruance attacked the Japanese-held island. They were joined by a British, Canadian, New Zealand, and Australian naval task force and more than 180,000 Army soldiers and Marines. This...
  • YPG members speak of the situation on Afrin frontlines (war stories to remember)

    02/24/2018 7:39:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 24 Feb 2018, 00:00 | BAKİ GÜL AFRIN
    ANF spoke with a YPG fighter in the hills of the Bilika village in the Rajo district about how the invasion attempt by the Turkish army and their accompanying ISIS and Al-Nusra gangs looks from the battle field. Every moment in the Afrin resistance is of historic importance. In the Resistance of the Age that has continued for over a month, the whole truth is still not reflected. It is truly important what the YPG and YPJ figthters who have been clashing on the fronts for weeks experienced. My luck was good and I stayed with a group of YPG...
  • The Battle Theme of Lent

    02/15/2018 7:57:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Battle Theme of Lent Msgr. Charles Pope • February 14, 2018 • A brief observation of the first two days in Lent reveals militaristic, even violent imagery in the battle against sin and the unruly passions of the flesh. The Collect (opening prayer) of Ash Wednesday provides an image of troops mustering for battle:Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with...
  • The Battle of New Orleans, Dec, 1814 - 8 Jan, 1815

    01/06/2018 11:45:25 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 24 replies
    BattleofNewOrleans.org ^ | 2009 | Thomas Zimmerman
    [British General Edward] Pakenham delayed his main assault until Jan 8, when he had brought up nearly 10,000 men, and planned to attack with about 5,500, keeping the rest in reserve. [snip] The men on both sides knew an attack was planned on the 8th. Jackson, clearly felt that some sort of night attack was coming . Jackson, was awakened by a messenger who arrived from Morgan across the river, requesting more troops. Morgan and Patterson could see some activity by the British on the river and feared they were going to send a large force across the river to...
  • The Battle over Dreamers is about to Begin

    01/03/2018 4:06:53 PM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    One of 2017’s most contentious issues was over what would happen to the estimated 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and this is due to come to the forefront of politics as of today. While many in government are playing down the importance of this decision (and ultimate vote), suggesting that it need not be deal with until March, the reality is that it will be an all-encompassing piece of legislation upon which careers may rise or fall. In the run-up to Christmas, lawmakers were locked behind closed doors in an attempt to leave the public with an...
  • Worst Battle Ever For US Troops? Marine Corp. Trapped? God Bless Those Who Fought At Chosin.

    12/23/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 34 replies
    PBS ^ | 2016 | PBS
    “The Battle of Chosin INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS. UNFORGIVING CONDITIONS. UNYIELDING COURAGE. Film Description On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea. U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals, even to those on the front lines. Hopes were high that everyone would be home by Christmas. But soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders, including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People's Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong, into the five-month-old Korean War. Twelve thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few...
  • October 10th, 732 - the clash of Muslim vs Western civilizations at the Battle of Tours

    10/10/2017 7:22:41 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 10/09/2017 | VA Viper
    A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire. The repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland; the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames. Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and the pulpit might demonstrate to circumcised people the sanctity and truth of...
  • The Battle Between The Deep State–And “One Nation Under God”–The Holy War Within The US

    09/21/2017 9:33:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    If you believe a war is being waged against President Donald Trump and the American people who supported him, it is imperative you understand the roots of that war. When Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, he made a revealing speech in the presence of his predecessors – George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Trump spoke straightforwardly to the establishment/Deep State in a bold manner no one had heard before. QUOTE: “Today’s ceremony,” he began, “has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one...
  • Coalition-backed forces push into Syria’s Kahbur River valley (Deir Ezzor)

    09/10/2017 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    FDD's Long War Journal ^ | September 9, 2017 | Thomas Joscelyn
    The Deir Ezzor Military Council announced a new US-backed offensive against the Islamic State in eastern Syria.The US-led coalition announced today that the Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC) has begun a new offensive against the Islamic State in the Kahbur River valley. The offensive, named “Operation Jazeera Storm,” aims to dislodge the so-called caliphate from its strongholds north of the city of Deir Ezzor.The new effort means that there are now two different coalitions trying to uproot the self-declared caliphate in eastern Syria. Bashar al Assad’s regime, backed by Iran and Russia, has made progress in Deir Ezzor in recent weeks....
  • A Battle Plan from St. Paul

    10/11/2016 8:10:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-10-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Battle Plan from St. Paul Msgr. Charles Pope • October 10, 2016 • The epistle in the Extraordinary Form this past Sunday (21st Sunday after Pentecost) was particularly appropriate for our times. The Holy Spirit, writing through St. Paul, gives us important reminders of how to live and fight as true soldiers of Christ in a world increasingly gripped by satanic darkness. Let’s examine the whole passage and then reflect on its teachings:Be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of His power. Put on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against...
  • How To Relate With the Present ‘Bishop of Rome’

    06/09/2017 3:42:27 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 54 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | June 7, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The Great Hidden Attack Against Christ Truth There is a great battle going on for the Truth! Jesus Christ is the Truth (Jn 14:6)! The Truth of God “will make you free!” (Jn 8:32; Jer 6:16), now and for all eternity! The false truth of Satan, “the father of lies” (Jn 8:44) will offer us some pleasure now, without the cross of Christ, but there will be slavery afterwards and for all eternity. There is great pressure on everyone today to be “politically correct”, even, and especially, in the Catholic Church. No group or ecclesial movement will be exempt from...
  • SDF announces the launch of 'Great Battle' for Raqqa

    06/06/2017 12:57:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017, 10:35 | none stated
    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) General Command announced the launch of the 'Great Battle' for the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS. The historic statement was read by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Spokesman Talal Silo in the Hezîma town north of Raqqa. Representatives of SDF commanders, representatives of the Raqqa Civilian Council and Co-President Leyla Mustefa and regional tribes were also present in the press statement in Hezîma village north of Raqqa. On behalf of the General Command of SDF, the historical statement was announced to the world with the following words: "After a long struggle, our forces and the forces...
  • Raqqa and beyond – our greatest battle will be peace (Syria)

    06/05/2017 5:26:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 5, 2017 22:24 | MACER GIFFORD
    Its in the interest of the Israeli state to see a swift and peaceful end to the Syrian conflict. The day of judgment for thousands of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters is coming. Raqqa – the military capital of their fanatical state – is surrounded. All over northern Syria tens of thousands of Kurds, Arabs and Assyrians are mobilizing for the push into the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has grown enormously over the past year; the renewed commitment from the United States to provide weapons is transforming the only democratic and multi-ethnic force in Syria into the country’s most...
  • The American Guts and Grit That Sank Japan at Midway

    06/03/2017 8:09:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2 June 2017 | Robert R. Garnett
    Seventy-five years ago this Sunday, some 150 Japanese warships, 250 warplanes and 25 admirals were steaming toward a small atoll 1,300 miles northwest of Oahu. Imminent was the most crucial naval battle of World War II—Midway. But in a windowless basement near the fleet’s Pearl Harbor headquarters, codebreakers under Cmdr. Joe Rochefort pored over intercepted Japanese radio traffic. Independent, impolitic, single-minded, Rochefort “left the basement only to bathe, change clothes, or get an occasional meal to supplement a steady diet of coffee and sandwiches,” one officer recalled. “For weeks the only sleep he got was on a field cot pushed...
  • Latest situation in Tabqa: SDF hits hard, ISIS on its last legs (Raqqa, Syria)

    04/24/2017 7:51:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 24 Apr 2017, 12:24 | none stated
    The Tabqa operation launched by the Democratic Syrian Forces has entered day 32. SDF is tightening the siege step by step, and the gangs are trapped inside. They attacked again to break the siege, but they were pushed back and 72 gang members were killed. At 05.00 yesterday, ISIS gangs carried out simultaneous attacks in Ayid Kebîr and Cub al-Abű Cabir villages to the south of Tabqa, the Military Airport and the surroundings of Icęl village to the southwest and SDF positions in Îbad, Safsafah and Sahil El Xesheb villages to the east with heavy weapons and suicide bombers. ISIS...
  • Welcome to Raqqa (Syria, incredible photos and narative)

    03/03/2017 6:45:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Joey L. ^ | March 1, 2017 | Joey
    Welcome to Raqqa Link only, enjoy the story
  • Obama’s White House worked for months on a plan to seize Raqqa. Trump’s team took a brief look and >

    02/05/2017 8:21:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2017 | Adam Entous, Greg Jaffe and Missy Ryan
    Planning for the final assault on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s caliphate, had been grinding on for more than seven months. There had been dozens of meetings of President Barack Obama’s top national security team, scores of draft battle plans and hundreds of hours of anguished, late-night debates. There were no good options, but Obama’s top foreign policy advisers were convinced that they had finally settled on an approach that could work — arming Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, current and former U.S. officials said. There was just one problem: The Obama team had deliberated for so long...
  • The Battle Hymn Of The Republic - Trump's Pre-Inauguration Jan 19th 2017 (Video only)

    01/24/2017 8:45:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-19-2017 | dimb9
    The Battle Hymn Of The Republic, verses 1,2 and 5, as performed at 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump's pre-inauguration party, January 19th 2017, to fireworks.
  • The Battle of Szigetvar 1566

    01/11/2017 12:14:03 PM PST · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXKbSDtHY5k The last battle of the age of classic castle warfare, Its Hungary against Islamic imperial conquest!
  • 1456, The siege of Belgrade (nandorfehervar)ENG SUBS

    11/19/2016 11:05:39 AM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    An awesome CGI video about the 1456 siege of Belgrade, The Serbian Christians against the Turkish Onslaught!!