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  • Gen. Hayden: The State of Iraq Is Gone

    06/19/2014 3:34:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 18 Jun 2014 | Bill Hoffmann and Melissa Clyne
    The country of Iraq is, for all intents and purposes, dead and has been replaced by three successor states, former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden told Newsmax TV Wednesday. "The state of Iraq as we know it is gone, and it's not going to be reconstituted," he told "The Steve Malzberg Show." "We've got three successor states there now," Hayden, a retired four star Air Force general added. "As much as we might look for opportunities to keep Iraq together, we need to be prepared for the reality that it's not going to stay together. "We should snuggle up comfortable...
  • General and 13 soldiers killed in shootdown of helicopter in Ukraine

    05/29/2014 6:44:33 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05-29-2014
    At least 13 soldiers and an army general were killed Thursday when pro-Russian insurgents shot down a military helicopter outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk, interim President Oleksander Turchinov said. "I have received reports from Sloviansk itself that the terrorists shot down a helicopter carrying relief troops. Fourteen soldiers, including Gen. (Vladimir) Kulchitski, have died," Turchinov told Ukrainian media. Pro-Russian militiamen fired a bazooka at the helicopter near Sloviansk, the main pro-Moscow bastion in the Donetsk region, Turchinov said.
  • Air Force plan to strip generals of authority

    05/14/2014 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | May 12, 2014 | Maggie Ybarra
    Senior Air Force leaders have drafted a budget-driven plan that would strip the three- and four-star generals who oversee major commands of their authority to manage their bases. A draft of the plan obtained by The Washington Times shows that the Air Force is aiming to consolidate support operations under the umbrella of a single center, known as the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. The tricky endeavor would shuffle day-to-day base management issues — such as construction, maintenance and procurement of equipment and supplies — from under the authority of the senior generals who command the bases to...
  • Caracas chaos: Venezuelan general on the run (Communist Created Chaos)

    04/05/2014 11:47:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 05 Apr 2014 | Philip Sherwell
    Antonio Rivero, a former general who went into hiding in February to avoid arrest for his role in the protests that have rocked the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Moving into Spanish, he apologised for the subterfuge involved in our rendezvous. “These are bad times for our country and we are having to take extraordinary measures,” he said in his first interview since going underground. >snip The general is now a prominent figure in the opposition Popular Will party.
  • General Tells Congress Troops Are Willing To Sacrifice Pay

    04/04/2014 8:36:06 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 58 replies
    American Military News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Editorial Staff
    In testimony to Congress last week, military leaders told Congress that military personnel are understanding as to why they must take pay cuts. The officials told Congress that troops are ready and willing to sacrifice their pay. The officials said that pay cuts must come first over making cuts to equipment and training, and that the troops understand this best. ____________ Senior Pentagon officials told Congress on Tuesday that troops are willing to sacrifice portions of their pay and benefits if it means keeping and improving the training and equipment needed to do their jobs. Vice Adm. William F. Moran,...
  • Army General Reaches Deal on Sex Counts

    03/17/2014 8:06:36 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 16, 2014 | Richard Oppel
    The senior Army officer prosecuted in the military’s most closely watched sexual assault case, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, has agreed to plead guilty to sharply reduced charges, including that he disobeyed a commander’s order, misused his government charge card and mistreated his former mistress, a captain. In exchange for those pleas, prosecutors will dismiss far more serious charges against General Sinclair, including that he twice forced the captain into oral sex and threatened to kill her and her family. General Sinclair is expected to enter the pleas, outlined in a document endorsed by both sides and distributed by the...
  • Obama Surgeon General Pick Wants Your Doctor to Spy On You, Report Your Guns to the Feds

    03/11/2014 10:56:33 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 64 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-11-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsBarack Obama picked far left 36 year-old organizer Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General. Not for his medical expertise but for his activism. Vivek was the co-founder and president of “Doctors for America,” which began as “Doctors for Obama in 2008.”Vivek also wants doctors to ask patients, including children, if there are any firearms in their home. This would be included on their file that would be shared with several government agencies under Obamacare. Investor’s Business Daily reported:
  • Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis speech, Marine Corps University Foundation’s 2014 Semper Fidelis Award Dinner

    03/03/2014 1:37:58 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 8 replies
    2/22/2014 | Gen. Mattis
    Long time since we served together in Brigade, cruised the West Pac Or since I drank one of your Cokes on the March up to Baghdad. General Gray, General Conway, General Pace, General Amos, General Paxton – Marines whose very goodness put ambition out of context. Sergeant Major Barrett – a Marine’s Marine. Colonel Harvey Barnum who for so many years – your valor inspired us all to be better men. Ladies – The wonderful ladies who exemplify grace & courage Who represent our better angels and what we fight for. Thank all of you for coming out tonight –...
  • Unrest in Venezuela Spawns a Folk Hero

    02/27/2014 7:14:28 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 26, 2014 10:42 p.m. ET | David Luhnow and Ezequiel Minaya
    CARACAS, Venezuela—A gun-toting retired Venezuelan general has become a folk hero to the country's opposition and galvanized a protest movement by defying the government of President Nicolás Maduro, engaging in a Rambo-like standoff with security forces sent by the president to arrest him. Angel Vivas has been holed up in his home in a hilly Caracas suburb since last weekend, when Mr. Maduro, on live television, ordered his arrest for having backed student protests that have convulsed this oil-rich nation. When black-clad officers from military intelligence went to the retired Army general's house Sunday morning, he emerged wearing a flak...
  • Army General Scolded For Email Joking About Masturbating To 'Smoking Hot' Congresswoman

    02/04/2014 8:01:59 PM PST · by Red6 · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 27 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Army Brigadier General Martin P. Schweitzer received a "memoranda of concern" following a lurid set of emails between him and another general, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Schweitzer was briefing Brigadier Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair on a recent meeting he had with tea party Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) in 2011. From WaPo: “First — she is smoking hot,” Schweit­zer wrote. “Second — briefing went well . . . she was engaging . . . had done her homework. She wants us to know she stands with us and will work/push to get the Fort Bragg family resourced.”
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/07/2014 6:48:32 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 159 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will again sponsor their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemorative on Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Old Capitol Building, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, Georgia.
  • Report: U.S. Air Force general drank too much, fraternized with foreign women in Moscow

    12/19/2013 7:48:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/13 | Craig Whitlock
    An Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons repeatedly drank too much and behaved like a boor last summer during an official trip to Moscow, where he insulted his Russian hosts and hung out with two suspicious women he met at a hotel bar, according to an investigative report released Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who was commander of the Air Force´s arsenal of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, “acted in a manner that exceeded the limits of accepted standards of good conduct” during a four-day visit to Moscow in July, according to an investigation conducted by the Air Force
  • Massive cargo plane lands at wrong Wichita airport, now stuck there

    11/21/2013 7:04:54 AM PST · by shove_it · 72 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 21 Nov 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    A massive cargo plane bound for McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., from New York City landed at the wrong airport late Wednesday and is now temporarily stuck there. The Boeing 747 LCF Dreamlifter took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport at 7:26 p.m. and was cleared to land at McConnell, but instead landed at the much smaller Jabara Airport about 10 miles north. It's entirely unclear whether the Atlas Air flight landed at Jabara on purpose or by mistake. But audio captured by LiveATC.net suggests the Dreamlifter pilots informed McConnell's tower controller after the plane touched down,...
  • A Marine Controversy In Afghanistan Takes A New Twist

    10/31/2013 5:52:56 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | October 31, 2013 4:00 AM | Tom Bowman
    ... There are allegations that the Marines' top officer, Gen. James Amos, illegally interfered with the judicial proceedings in an effort to ensure harsher penalties. Amos spoke about the video and other incidents last year during a worldwide tour of Marine bases. And in a written statement after the video came to light, he said the Marine Corps would not rest until the allegations were resolved. He appointed a senior officer, Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, to investigate. Waldhauser said Amos told him he wanted those involved "crushed" and kicked out of the Marine Corps. ... A Marine lawyer, Maj. James...
  • Air Force general in charge of ICBMs to be fired

    10/12/2013 6:46:01 AM PDT · by incredulous joe · 86 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2013 | Robert Burns
    WASHINGTON — The Air Force fired the general in charge of its nuclear missiles on Friday, just two days after a Navy admiral with top nuclear weapons responsibilities was sacked. Both men are caught up in investigations of alleged personal misconduct, adding to a cascade of turmoil inside the nation’s nuclear weapons force. The Air Force removed Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, a 35-year veteran, from his command of 20th Air Force, responsible for all 450 of the service’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. Carey, who took his post in Wyoming in June 2012, will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation...
  • Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons removed for lack of trust

    10/11/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 70 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/11/13
    <p>The top general in charge of the U.S. Air Force's entire arsenal of nuclear weapons has been relieved of his command due to loss of trust, defense officials told NBC News.</p> <p>The officials would not say what led to the firing of Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, but said it had nothing to do with his command of the nuclear stockpile or any form of sexual impropriety.</p>
  • 'Obama's Favorite General' Stripped Of Security Clearance Amid Leak Investigation

    09/25/2013 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/24/13 | Paul Szoldra
    Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has reportedly lost his security clearance as an investigation into his involvement in national security leaks continues, Foreign Policy reports. Cartwright, a retired four-star general who served for 40 years and last served on the Joint Chiefs, has been the subject of an ongoing investigation into an alleged leak of classified information of the "Stuxnet" virus that targeted and temporarily disabled Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010. The general's legal team has called that assertion "preposterous." Gordon Lubold of FP reports that multiple current and former administration sources said Cartwright lost his clearance earlier this...
  • US general says Syria action could be 'more substantial than thought'

    09/03/2013 2:36:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 78 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/3/2013
    General Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the US Army, told BBC Radio 4 that he had spoken to senior Republican senators who had been briefed by the US president on Monday, and had been assured that Mr Obama planned to do significant damage to the forces of Bashar al-Assad. The Obama administration has previously said that military strikes would not be aimed at toppling Assad's government nor altering the balance of the conflict. Instead, the White House has suggested, they would be intended to punish Assad for the alleged gas attack in Damascus on Aug 21...
  • Top US general: Venezuela not a threat

    07/31/2012 4:28:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 31, 2012
    LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Air Force general responsible for U.S. military operations in most of Latin America said Tuesday that he does not believe Venezuela, despite ongoing arms purchases and close ties to Iran, poses a national security threat to the United States. Gen. Douglas Fraser also said he would like to see more counterdrug cooperation from Venezuela, from which most northbound cocaine smuggling flights continue to originate, according to U.S. and Colombian officials.
  • Benghazi Scandal - "It Was Clear Pretty Quickly" - General: Benghazi Was No Demonstration! (video)

    07/22/2013 9:55:27 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 19 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | You Tube
    Formal Head Of Africa Command Contradict Obama Administration! Benghazi Scandal - "It Was Clear Pretty Quickly" - General: Benghazi Was No Demonstration
  • General Assembly overrides governor´s veto of concealed carry bill

    07/09/2013 6:12:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/9/13 | Ray Long & Monique Garcia
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois today became the last state in the country to legalize the concealed carry of guns after both the House and Senate rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to rewrite the compromise bill. Senators voted 41-17 to override Quinn’s amendatory veto of the bill. Earlier in the day, the House voted 77-31 to overturn the governor’s rewrite. The measure now becomes law, though the actual ability of gun owners to carry a concealed firearm remains months away. The action by the Democratic General Assembly was a major repudiation of the actions of the state’s Democratic governor.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HALLUCINATION, 06-28-13

    06/28/2013 7:36:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 06-28-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary,
    Featured Term (selected at random): HALLUCINATION Any false perception, not deliberately induced, that makes a person accept as objectively real what are only one's own ideas. One of the functions of mystical theology is to help a spiritual director distinguish authentic supernatural phenomena from hallucinations.  All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission. 
  • Bear with head stuck in plastic jar for 11 days is freed

    06/16/2013 7:31:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>Four central Pennsylvania residents said they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear whose head had been stuck in a plastic jar for at least 11 days.</p> <p>Area residents first spotted the 100-pound bruin with its head in a red jar on June 3, but it eluded game wardens.</p>
  • Inspector General Who Uncovered IRS Scandal Dated Michelle Obama

    05/22/2013 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/22/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    J. Russell George, the inspector general who uncovered the IRS scandal, appears to have at one time dated Michelle Obama, well before she was married to Barack Obama. "All the attention was new, but George has operated in these halls of power his entire career. He worked for Dole, and then in President George H.W. Bush’s White House. In between, he attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 1988 alongside a young Michelle Obama (then Michelle Robinson)," reports National Journal. They weren’t in the same section – the academic groupings that Harvard uses to divide its students – but as two...
  • IF John Hagee & Perry Stone Accept Messianic Rabbis As Biblical, What About Female Messianic Rabbis?

    05/22/2013 6:45:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    5/22/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) IF John Hagee, Perry Stone, and/or anyone else on TCT, TBN, INSP, WCT, etc, accept women as being able to occupy the positions of apostles, and/or prophets, and/or evengelists, and/or pastors and/or teachers (with such examples such as Paula White and Joyce Meyer (whom I believe operate as a pastor and teacher respectively)), and... 2.) IF they believe that women can occupy these positions within the sphere of the New Testament/New Covenant, and... 3.) IF they believe that the office of Rabbi (Messianic or otherwise) has been carried over into the New Testament/New Covenant, (with such examples as Kurt...
  • Inspector General report paves way for Burke disbarment

    05/20/2013 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    examiner ^ | 5/20/13 | David Codrea
    Inspector General report paves way for Burke disbarment gun rights May 20, 2013 By: David Codrea Subscribe Per the OIG report, "Burke's Law" could be a thing of the past if his "professional conduct" catches up with him at the bar. Per the OIG report, "Burke's Law" could be a thing of the past if his "professional conduct" catches up with him at the bar. Credits: United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona 0 Email Policy & Issues newsletter A report released today by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General pronounces a harsh assessment of former...
  • I Need Help with Philosophy Class Questions

    03/18/2013 8:14:29 AM PDT · by EaglesNestHome · 91 replies
    Homeschool Blogger--Eaglesnest ^ | 3/18/2013 | EaglesNestHome
    I need your help, answering questions for my philosophy class. How would you answer the three great philosophical questions of life: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Also, may I share with you the basic message of the Bible, as I have experienced it? As a homeschool family, we’ve had to consider carefully what is most important in educating our children. Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic are important skills, but they will pass away someday. Ultimately, what really matters is what lasts forever. Why would such a powerful, just God care enough about you...
  • First female general to lead Parris Island Marine base says women can handle combat

    03/16/2013 4:40:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 88 replies
    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — The first female Marine Corps general in charge of its tough-as-nails basic training site on Parris Island says she’s confident women in the Corps will be able to handle combat. Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds says the Pentagon’s lifting of the combat exclusion against women earlier this year means commanders will be able to “just use the talent that they have. Just use it where they need it. That’s awesome.” Reynolds was the first woman to command a Marine base in a combat zone when she was put in charge of Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan in 2010....
  • N. Korean general says Pyongyang has nuke-tipped ICBMs on standby

    03/07/2013 8:11:31 PM PST · by Deathtomarxists · 125 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2-8-13 | NA
    Brief excerpt; The paper said the general made clear at a speech given at a rally in Pyongyang that intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other rockets capable of attacking pre-set targets have been armed with various types of atomic warheads.
  • Obama, in Israel, will present ‘general framework’ for peace

    03/07/2013 11:53:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/7/13 | staff
    President Barack Obama will present a “general framework” for Israeli-Palestinian peace during his visit to Israel and the West Bank in two weeks’ time, Israel’s Channel 10 news reported Thursday night, quoting what it said were remarks made by the president in a pre-visit White House briefing for US Jewish leaders. He will not unveil a “comprehensive Middle East peace plan” during the trip, the report said, but told the leaders Thursday they should not rule out him doing so “sometime in the next six, nine or 12 months.” Obama reportedly told the Jewish leaders he would speak extensively about...
  • Retired general says National Guard could help curb Chicago violence

    02/22/2013 3:48:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/21/13 | Lolly Bowean
    To reduce the homicides and shootings plaguing Chicago streets, elected officials should consider calling on the state and federal governments for help, even the National Guard if necessary, said a retired Army lieutenant general who spearheaded the military response after Hurricane Katrina. "Just like we do with any disaster. When the tornado comes, or the floods come, the federal government comes in to help," Russel L. Honore said Thursday at a news conference in Chicago. "Let's not let this be about pride. 'We are big ol' Chicago, we are too proud, we can handle this.' Maybe you can't handle it....
  • Silent Coup?

    11/14/2012 1:19:36 PM PST · by nevergore · 65 replies
    self | 11/14/12 | NeverGore
    Bear with me folks, I'm not a conspiracy nut but there has been a series of unusual happenings in the senior military officer staff. Supposition: If you were a senior military commander and seriously concerned with the direction of the country; with upcoming presidential elections, how could you ensure the current administration loses? First, Find like minded senior officers I knew well and respected. Meet with them and devise a plan. Second, I would find information so damaging to the current President that he could not possibly be re-elected. Third, I would confront him with the information and demand he...
  • Napolitano floated for attorney general

    11/08/2012 11:18:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 11/8/12 | Paul Bedard
    The second term game of Obama cabinet musical chairs kicked into high gear Thursday when Attorney General Eric Holder suggested that he might leave soon. He would join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Tim Geither and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on the exit list. Names immediately surfaced of those who might replace Holder including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has steered her department through controversial issues and come out generally unscathed. Senate sources said that she would be a good pick for Obama since she has years of experience in the area and is
  • “Rogue”U.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams; Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order

    10/29/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | October 28th, 2012 | The Daily Sheeple
    The official story surrounding the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengzahi, Libya which left four Americans dead, has now officially fallen apart. After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as a Muslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers throughout the U.S. government, including within the White House, the State Department, national intelligence agencies and the U.S.military have made available stunning details that suggest not only did operational commanders have live visual and audio communications from drones overhead and intelligence assets on the ground, but that some commanders within the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INDULT, 10-29-12

    10/29/2012 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-29-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INDULT A temporary favor granted by the Holy See to bishops to permit them to do something not otherwise allowed. If given for a certain time, it must be renewed by competent ecclesiastical authority. Thus according to the Code of Canon Law, an indult is required for a priest to practice surgery and a cloistered nun needs an indult to travel outside the cloister. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Did Obama Fire General Ham Of Africom For Attempting To Buck His Order And Rescue Stevens?

    10/28/2012 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 122 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 10/28/12 | Pat Dollard
    The latest hot rumor flying around the internet is that General Ham of Africon, whose departure was announced last week, was actually fired for attempting to buck Obama’s order not to rescue Ambassador Stevens. He’s not exactly leaving early for his type of command, plus, he’s still in command, I have to assume, since his replacement still has to be confirmed by the Senate. Even if it’s an urban legend, it’s such a cool one that it’s kind of a duty to pass it on. Here’s the text most-often seen in emails, message boards and blog posts: I heard a...
  • VANITY: Last Surviving US WWII General Officer?

    10/27/2012 11:09:43 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 25 replies
    Self | 10/27/12 | Self
    Quick question for my fellow military history buffs. I've always been fascinated by timelines and the overlapping of human lives, much like the recent thread regarding the TV appearance of the elderly gentleman who, as a child, witnessed the assassination of Lincoln, lived into the TV age. As a student of the civil war, I've marveled at the fact that the last surviving individual to hold a general's rank during the conflict, Adelbert Ames, died a year after my father was born. Somehow that simple fact provides a linkage in the fabric of time that makes me realize how closely...
  • Russia: Syria rebels have US-made weapons (Russian General seeks source of Stingers)

    10/24/2012 2:49:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/24/12 | BBC
    A senior Russian general has said Syrian rebels now have anti-aircraft weapons, including US-made Stingers. Gen Nikolai Makarov was quoted by the Interfax news service as saying the origin of the surface-to-air missiles should be "cleared up". Russia is the biggest supplier of arms to its Syrian government ally. Aerial bombardment of rebel-held towns continued on Wednesday, as the UN's Syria envoy prepared to brief the Security Council on ceasefire efforts. Lakhdar Brahimi has been trying to arrange a ceasefire between rebels and government forces over the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Friday. Weapon supplies "We have...
  • DOJ Inspector General Report Proves Dems Misled Public On ‘Wide Receiver’

    09/21/2012 2:54:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    pj media ^ | 9/21/12 | Bob Owens
    The inspector general’s investigation into the Department of Justice’s role in Operation Fast and Furious was not expected to be a blockbuster report. The primary interest in the document for members of the media, investigators, and the public alike was how Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz would choose to participate in a cover-up. Horowitz did not disappoint. The six-part, 471-page report dedicated an entire chapter to Operation Wide Receiver, a program that began in 2006 and did not terminate until mid-2009. Wide Receiver was an ATF operation started by local agents during the Bush administration which allowed hundreds of weapons...
  • Top US General Blasts Ex-Officers for Attacking Obama

    08/21/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 233 replies
    AFP ^ | Tuesday, August 21, 2012
    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT — US military chief General Martin Dempsey denounced ex-officers Tuesday for waging a campaign against President Barack Obama, arguing that soldiers had a duty to stay above the political fray. Wading into a potential minefield during a hotly contested White House race, Dempsey voiced his disapproval of a group of retired military members and CIA officers who have accused Obama of spilling sensitive national security details to help secure his re-election. Asked if the group's criticism was valid or useful, Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he would not comment on...
  • US general accused of Afghan hospital scandal cover-up (to Protect Obama)

    07/25/2012 10:31:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | July 25, 2012 | France 24
    US military officers accused one of the highest-ranking US commanders in Afghanistan of trying to cover up a scandal at a US-funded hospital in Kabul to limit bad news in an election year. The problems date back to 2010, when US officers expressed concerns about the possible embezzlement of funds from the Afghan-run Dawood National Military Hospital and the lack of treatment provided to wounded Afghan soldiers. Some Afghan soldiers died of malnutrition at the hospital, in conditions that one retired Army colonel described as "Auschwitz-like." Several officers told US lawmakers on Tuesday that they were encouraged by Lieutenant General...
  • Issa: 'Our Purpose Has Never Been to Hold the Attorney General in Contempt'

    06/20/2012 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/20/12 | Fred Lucas
    In a last-minute maneuver before a House panel voted on a contempt of Congress charge against embattled Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department notified the House that President Barack Obama was invoking executive privilege to shield documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious. (Snip) “Our purpose has never been to hold the attorney general in contempt. Our Purpose has always been to get the information the committee needs to complete its work that it is not only entitled to do but is obligated to do,” Issa told the committee Wednesday. “If the Justice Department had delivered the documents they
  • Justice Dept. inspector general investigates FBI, CAIR ties

    06/12/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/12/12 | Neil Munro
    The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating the FBI’s contacts with the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The investigation comes amid increased pressure from Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf to end formal and informal contacts between FBI officials and CAIR. The White House, however, is prodding federal agencies to meet with CAIR, which has close ties to Islamist groups, such as HAMAS. “There is hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” George Selim, the White House’s new director for community partnerships, told The Daily Caller June 7. “I was was shocked, but...
  • Can a General Call Suicide "Selfish"?

    06/05/2012 6:26:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6-5-2012 | Dennis Prager
    On his army blog of January 19, the commanding general of Fort Bliss (Texas), Major General Dana Pittard, wrote regarding members of the military who commit suicide: "I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us." According to the National Journal, "Pittard's blunt comments about suicide have raised eyebrows throughout the military. . ....
  • GM signs on as Manchester United's auto sponsor

    05/31/2012 11:09:04 AM PDT · by TopDeadCenter · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 31-May-2012 | Ben Klayman
    Terms of the five-year deal, announced in Shanghai on Thursday, were not disclosed. GM is hoping to piggyback on Manchester United's fan base of an estimated 659 million people to boost its Chevy brand, especially in such growing Asian car markets as China, where the soccer club has 108 million fans. "If our aspirations are to build global icon status for Chevrolet ... soccer far and away is the world's biggest sport," Paul Edwards, GM executive director of global marketing strategy, said in an interview. "Manchester United stands head and shoulders above the other teams in terms of scale, brand...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RULE OF SAINT BASIL, 05-23-12

    05/23/2012 9:36:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RULE OF SAINT BASIL A rule of life drawn up, from 358 to 364, by St. Basil the Great (329-79). It is still the basis for monasticism in the Eastern Church. There are two forms of the rule, in question and answer form, with 55 and 313 items respectively. Although austere, it consciously avoids some of the extremes of Eastern monasticism before Basil's time. Hours of liturgical prayer were prescribed. Manual and other work were required. Children were to be trained in classes attached to the monastery and given an opportunity to test their vocation to...
  • General Motors is becoming China Motors

    05/06/2012 11:07:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/6/12 | vincewadeusa1
    General Motors is becoming China Motors. Forget the spin. The evidence is clear and convincing. Did U.S. taxpayers save GM for China? Listen to the candid comments of GM's CEO.
  • US Nervous, Sends Army General to Calm Down Israel

    01/15/2012 12:29:40 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Obama administration is sending the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey to Israel this Thursday to try to change what it sees as Israel’s increasing readiness to attack Iran. Both Israel and the United States have stated they would not rule out a military strike on Tehran to prevent the Islamic Republic from reaching the capability of attacking Israel, or elsewhere, with a nuclear weapon. However, American officials are worried that Israel is closer to concluding that the “point of no return” is at hand, after which it may be too late to stop Iran....
  • 2012 Election Calendar (incomplete)

    01/07/2012 5:11:51 PM PST · by papasmurf · 4 replies
    self | 01/07/2012 | papasmurf
    Title (R) Primary-Iowa (Caucus) When Tue 3 Jan 2012 Title (R) Primary-New Hampshire When Tue 10 Jan 2012 Title (R) Primary-South Carolina When Sat 21 Jan 2012 Title (R) Primary-Florida When Tue 31 Jan 2012 Title (R) Primary-Maine (Caucus) When Sat 4 Feb 2012 08:00 AM – Sat 11 Feb 2012 08:30 PM Title (R) Primary-Nevada (Caucus) When Sat 4 Feb 2012 Title (R) Primary-Minnesota-(Caucus) When Tue 7 Feb 2012 Title (R) Primary-Colorado-(Caucus) When Tue 7 Feb 2012 Title (R) Primary-Arizona When Tue 28 Feb 2012 Title (R) Primary-Michigan When Tue 28 Feb 2012 Title (R) Primary-Washington-(Caucus) When Sat...
  • General Motors to cut jobs

    12/27/2011 10:04:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/11 | David Wech
    General Motors Co. (GM) has hired management consultant Hackett Group (HCKT) to help identify areas to cut an undetermined number of white-collar jobs, said two people familiar with the matter. Hackett Group, based in Miami, will help identify opportunities for cuts and efficiency improvements at headquarters and elsewhere in North America, said the people, who asked not to be identified revealing private plans. GM has been trimming engineers and other white-collar staff, said Jay Cooney, a spokesman, who declined to comment on whether the Detroit-based automaker had hired Hackett Group.