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  • Russia Furious as US blames it for Syria aid strike

    09/22/2016 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-20-2016 | Na
    Russia furious as US blames it for Syria aid strike (P) AFP•September 20, 2016(p) A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016View photos A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016 (AFP Photo/Omar Haj Kadour)(p) Moscow (AFP) - Moscow reacted furiously Tuesday to "unsubstantiated" accusations from the United...
  • A Hard Rain is Going to Fall

    09/22/2016 5:13:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    This summer, President Obama was often golfing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were promising to let the world be. The end of summer seemed sleepy, the world relatively calm. The summer of 1914 in Europe also seemed quiet. But on July 28, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip with help from his accomplices, fellow Serbian separatists. That isolated act sparked World War I. In the summer of 1939, most observers thought Adolf Hitler was finally through with his serial bullying. Appeasement supposedly had satiated his once enormous territorial appetites. But on Sept. 1, Nazi...
  • Pope Francis: War Is Satan's Work, "There Is No God Of War"

    09/20/2016 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    On the 30th annual World Day of Prayer, Pope Francis met with leaders of the world’s religions to pray for peace, insisting that “God is a God of Peace.” “There is no god of war,” Francis proclaimed during morning Mass, celebrated in the chapel of his residence in the Vatican. War is the work of the “Evil one, the devil, who wants to kill everyone,” the Pope said in preparation for a day dedicated to praying for peace.
  • Reports: Russia gives Syria green light to shoot down Israeli planes

    09/18/2016 7:58:21 PM PDT · by Lera · 35 replies
    World Israel News ^ | September 15, 2016
    After Israel attacked the Assad regime's military positions in response to projectiles fired from Syria that exploded inside Israel, Russia called on Israel to show restraint and has allegedly given Syria permission to shoot down Israeli planes that cross into its territory. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on Israel to "show restraint" and to "avoid any provocations" in the Syrian Golan Heights. "There is the need to show restraint and not to allow any provocations in the Golan Heights," Lavrov said commenting on an airstrike carried out by the Israeli jets in Syria's Golan Heights on Tuesday, according...
  • Monuments to the Battle for the New South: Virginia, increasingly diverse [tr]

    09/16/2016 8:14:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | September 15, 2016 | Lisa Rab
    Nine years ago, a driver lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into the Confederate monument on the front lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse, decapitating the marble soldier. Some locals who found the monument offensive said they were glad to see it go, but there was never much doubt that once the money was raised, the soldier would be back. The rededication ceremony in 2010 drew a crowd of about 500 people—women wore hoop skirts and men donned the gray uniforms of Confederate soldiers. “We’re very proud of it,” says Linda Stanley, managing director of the Franklin County...
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Cardinal condemns bombing of ISIS as war crime

    09/10/2016 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 28 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 10/9/26 | CG
    Cardinal Maradiaga has condemned military action against ISIS.
  • The Kremlin Really Believes That Hillary Wants to Start a War With Russia

    09/09/2016 1:56:16 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 133 replies
    Foreign Policy.com ^ | September 7, 2016 | Clinton Ehrlich
    If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the world will remember Aug. 25 as the day she began the Second Cold War. In a speech last month nominally about Donald Trump, Clinton called Russian President Vladimir Putin the godfather of right-wing, extreme nationalism. To Kremlin-watchers, those were not random epithets. Two years earlier, in the most famous address of his career, Putin accused the West of backing an armed seizure of power in Ukraine by “extremists, nationalists, and right-wingers.” Clinton had not merely insulted Russia’s president: She had done so in his own words. Worse, they were words originally directed at...
  • Blood on the Lotus: A history of Christian persecution in Japan

    09/08/2016 5:05:42 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVqkUNJYS_E This is the history of persecution during Japan's medieval period during and following the Sengokujedai(Age of the country at war)period and during the Tokagowa shogunate. Also features segments on the Shinabara Christian rebellion, St Francis Xavier and The shoguns of Japan. In additon, an epic recreation of the Shimabara rebellion using Shogun 2 Total war, the battle of the last stand of persecuted Christian Samurai. WARNING! CONTAINS VIOLENT BATTLE SCENES AND SCENES OF CHRISTIANS BEING ASSASSINATED AND TORTURED TO DEATH! VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED! SIGN IN ON YT TO VIEW VIDEO!
  • It's V-J Day, the anniversary of the date of Japan's surrender in 1945 and the end of WWII

    09/02/2016 5:23:24 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 20 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 09/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is V-J Day, the anniversary of the date in 1945 of the formal Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. For practical purposes, it ended on August 14 (August 15 in Japan, on the other side of the International Date Line), when President Truman announced the capitulation of Japan and the end of World War II in the Pacific, unleashing a paroxysm of jubilation throughout the victorious nations. The war in Europe had ended with the German surrender on May 8th, but Japan fought on in the Pacific and had only lost Okinawa, the last stepping stone...
  • Civilization and Its Enemies - The Next Stage of History

    09/01/2016 6:50:06 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 9 replies
    Civilization and Its Enemies - The Next Stage of History, Free Press | 2004 | Lee Harris
    The subject of this book is forgetfulness. By this I do not mean our tendency to misplace valuable objects, or our inability to recall the name of the boss’s dog, but the collective and cultural amnesia the over comes any group of human beings who have long benefited from the blessings of civilization – an amnesia first observed nearly eight hundred years ago by the Arab philosopher of history Ibn Khaldun, contemplating the rise and fall of those great feats of organized life that we call by such terms as societies, states and empires. Forgetfulness occurs when those who have...
  • Oil Floods The Streets Of Iraqi Town After ISIS Opens Tap

    08/29/2016 9:30:02 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 29-08-2016 | Irina
    Iraqi media are reporting that ISIS militants have opened the taps of an oil pipeline in the town of Qayyarah, in northern Iraq. Crude is flowing in the streets, as images from Qayyarah show, and people are worried about what will happen if someone decides to set the crude on fire. Iraqi News notes that this is not the first time that the ISIS militants have resorted to this response: before Qayyarah was liberated by the Iraqi army and the U.S.-led coalition forces, the terrorist group spilled crude from the local pipeline into the Tigris River, which runs through the...
  • Turkey sends tanks into northern Syria

    08/24/2016 8:16:33 AM PDT · by Lera · 89 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/24/16
    urkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS). Military sources told Turkish media 70 targets in the Jarablus area had been destroyed by artillery and rocket strikes, and 12 by air strikes. Turkish-backed Syrian rebels who are following the advance say they have entered the town of Jarablus itself. The operation is aimed against both IS and Kurdish fighters. Turkey shelled Syrian Kurdish forces in the region this week, determined not to let them fill the vacuum if IS leaves. US Vice-President Joe Biden warned...
  • Europe Has Imported Its Own Death Squads

    08/21/2016 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | August 20, 2016 | Amy Alkon
    Stoyan Zaimov writes at Christian Post of a Muslim man, the 16-year-old son of Imam Sheikh Alami, a local radical cleric with Dutch and Moroccan citizenship, who had voiced some nice gentle thoughts while he marched around Verviers, Belgium:
  • The United Nations’ Botched Mission in South Sudan

    08/20/2016 8:08:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/16 | Joseph Klein
    The UN's protection of the alleged perpetrator Machar, added to the UN peacekeepers' failure to adequately protect civilians when they had the chance, adds up to a botched UN mission in South Sudan South Sudan, the youngest member state of the United Nations, began its life as an independent country with expressions of hope for a bright future. At the independence ceremony of South Sudan, held in its capital Juba on July 9, 2011, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed that, after years of violence, “we open a new chapter: a day when the people of South Sudan claim the...
  • Fred Reed on War with Russia

    Fred Reed on the idea of wanting war with Russia "Letting dilettantes, grifters, con men, pasty Neocons, bottle-blonde ruins, and corporations decide on war is insane. We have pseudo-masculine dwarves playing with things they do not understand. So far as I am aware, none of these fern-bar Clausewitzes has worn boots, been in a war, seen a war, or faces any chance of being in a war started by themselves. They brought us Iraq, Afghanistan, and Isis, and can’t win wars against goatherds with AKs. They are going to fight…Russia?"
  • More released from Gitmo after congerss said NO

    08/16/2016 5:40:19 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 34 replies
    DoD | Aug.16,2016 | Mike Suchman
    This should really make you upset. And after congress had halted such transfers from happening too! The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of 15 detainees: Abd al-Muhsin Abd al-Rab Salih al-Busi, Abd al-Rahman Sulayman, Mohammed Nasir Yahi Khussrof Kazaz, Abdul Muhammad Ahmad Nassar al-Muhajari, Muhammad Ahmad Said al-Adahi, Abdel Qadir al-Mudafari, Mahmud Abd Al Aziz al-Mujahid, Saeed Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah Sarem Jarabh, Mohammed Kamin, Zahar Omar Hamis bin Hamdoun, Hamid al-Razak (aka Haji Hamidullah), Majid Mahmud Abdu Ahmed, Ayub Murshid Ali Salih, Obaidullah, and Bashir Nasir Ali al-Marwalah from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government...
  • The US Brings Out The Big Guns In The Pacific Amid High Tensions With China

    08/10/2016 8:54:05 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 8-10-2016 | Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieAugust 10, 2016 As part of the Continuous Bomber Presence mission in the Pacific, the US has regularly kept bombers stationed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, but in the last few days the fleet of aging B-52 bombers has been replaced with newer B-1 and B-2 bombers. The bombers were positioned in the Pacific by US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), which commands fleets of bombers, many of which are nuclear-capable, to maintain stability and deter potential threats. Though these deployments are routine, they are likely to raise eyebrows in Beijing, where China has defiantly ignored a ruling from...
  • Chilling first mini-trailer for Christopher Nolan's gritty WWII epic Dunkirk [tr]

    08/05/2016 5:54:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dan Cain
    The first trailer for Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated Dunkirk has been released. The 56-second-long preview is shot in dull tones and focuses on the bleak, raw nature of the French coastline in 1940. A score which mimics an ever-quickening heartbeat ramps up the tension, reaching a climax as a boat packed full of allied troops recoil in fear at the sound of incoming German bombers flying above them.
  • Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers in Empire's first [tr]

    08/02/2016 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2016 | Matt Hunter
    A rare and extraordinary photo album documenting a British army regiment in the the Boer War has been discovered after more than 100 years. The album contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion Rifle Brigade and provide a fascinating record of their battles with the Boers in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. The annotated images show a large parade of men before embarking on a ship on the Isle of Wight to take them to South Africa in 1899.
  • China holds massive naval drills to prepare for ‘sudden, cruel & short’ modern war (VIDEO)

    08/02/2016 5:30:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Russia Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Staff
    The Chinese navy held a large-scale “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the People’s Liberation Army. The exercise involving China's East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens of fighter planes, and involved troops that are responsible for coastal defense radars, communications, and electronic warfare defense, daily newspaper The China Times reported.
  • Body of Russian pilot is dragged through the dirt and

    08/01/2016 11:50:33 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | Julian Robinson
    A Russian military helicopter has been shot down by rebels in Syria killing all five people on board, it has been revealed. The aircraft, carrying three crew and two officers, crashed down in the Idlib province in north western Syria on its way home to a Russian airbase. Gruesome pictures have since emerged showing what is believed to be the body of a Russian pilot being dragged through the dirt and loaded on to a truck. It comes as mystery surrounded the discovery in the wreckage of an identification card showing a picture of a blonde woman. The image was...
  • An Open Letter to Khizr Khan

    08/01/2016 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 4 replies
    I want to preface this letter by stating that I respect your son’s sacrifice for this great nation. By all accounts, he is a true hero that sacrificed himself in service to our country. For that I am thankful. As a veteran, I watched your comments at the Democratic National Convention with a mixture of sadness, and anger. The United States has a military comprised of volunteers.
  • As Obama Dithers, Syrian Rebels in Aleppo Brace for Putin’s Onslaught

    08/01/2016 8:13:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 1, 2016 | Roy Gutman
    When Russia dropped its bombshell announcement of a plan to bring “stabilization” and “assistance” to rebel-held Aleppo by emptying it of its inhabitants and its defenders, the U.S., the UN, and any number of countries working to end the war in Syria were taken aback. Gen. Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defense minister, announced that President Vladimir Putin had issued a decree ordering a “large scale humanitarian operation” in Aleppo, which has been under siege for three weeks. But there was no advance consultation on the decision to set up four corridors—three for civilians and one for armed combatants—to leave the...
  • DNC 2016: Lights over Oregon delegation cut after chants of 'No More War'

    07/29/2016 2:52:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 7/28/16 | Talia Richman
    Since arriving at the Democratic National Convention, Gregory McKelvey said, he's felt like the party has been trying to silence him. The Oregon State graduate supports Bernie Sanders, not the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. So do many of Oregon's delegates. McKelvey said tension over that difference of opinion hit new heights Wednesday when the arena cut the lights over the Oregon delegation as they chanted, "No More War," during former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's speech.
  • All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars: Horrible to Watch How False French World War Begins

    07/27/2016 2:24:52 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 48 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 07.27.16 | Daily Bell Staff
    Le Pen’s niece enrolls in the ARMY as she calls on France to ‘kill Islamism’ … Marion Le Pen has said she will enroll in the French army reserve Marion Le Pen announced on Twitter she would join the French Army reserve after a spate of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks in Europe. The 26-year-old also blasted the “ineffective” French army as the country reels from the murder of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel by two teenagers who said they were ISIS “soldiers”. –UK Express The horrible murder of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen France by “ISIS soldiers” has further inflamed French...
  • Don't fight the last war

    07/26/2016 8:12:58 PM PDT · by jimmww · 10 replies
    In 2001, Arlis on FreeRepublic posted an article "Don't fight the last war" by Barry Rubin from the Jerusalem Post dated 28 Sep 2001. This is currently the only source for the article that I can find, and it's worth reviewing. Hillary Clinton in debate last year said that "We are not at war with Islam" but with radical terrorism. Unfortunately for her and for us, Islam is at war with us, and has been for 1400 years, with many pauses and hiatuses for regrouping, reconsidering, and re-arming. In the current nominating convention acclaiming her candidacy for President, there has...
  • Hollande Vows "All Out War" Against ISIS After Priest Killing

    07/26/2016 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 142 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Shortly after the latest terror attack on French soil by two ISIS "soldiers", President Francois Hollande, who was roundly disparaged 12 days ago for the country's lack of preparedness to the Nice truck terror attack which killed 84, vowed to wage war against the Islamic State "by every means". "We are confronted with a group, Daesh, which has declared war on us," Hollande said, using an alternative name for Isis. "We have to wage war, by every means, (but through) upholding the law, which is because we are a democracy."
  • Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Armageddon Approaches" After German Leak

    07/24/2016 9:48:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/24/16 | Tyler Druden
    The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany. According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.   In advance...
  • WW2 veteran on overhearing "You can't bomb an Ideology"

    07/24/2016 5:21:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 101 replies
    July 24, 2016
    Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that `You can't bomb an ideology." "The hell you can't. Because we did it. These Muslims are no different than the Imperial Japanese. The Japs had their suicide bombers too. And we stopped them. What it takes is the resolve and will to use a level of brutality and violence that your generations can't stomach. And until you can, this shit won't stop. It took us on the beaches with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like LeMay burning down their cities killing people by the tens of thousands....
  • Terrifying moment a Syrian rebel sneaks up to an army tank and throws a grenade down its barrel [tr]

    07/20/2016 10:20:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2016 | Gareth Davies
    A Syrian rebel was caught on camera blowing up an army tank by sneaking up to it and throwing a hand grenade down its barrel. The military tank bursts into flames as the lone Free Syrian Army fighter runs towards the camera after the grenade can be heard clinking down the shaft. Throughout the video, those supporting the rebel can be heard shouting 'Allahu Akbar', meaning 'God is great'.
  • "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Race-War In America"

    07/18/2016 12:29:12 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-18-2016 | Howard Kunstler/Tyler Durden
    by Tyler Durden Jul 18, 2016 Howard Kunstler I was in the streets of Chicago in 1968 during the Democratic Convention. It was only a few months after Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were shot to death. The “establishment,” as we called it back then, was all set to nominate Vice-president Hubert Humphrey who had started out in Washington as a Midwestern progressive firebrand but was now was broadly perceived by America’s hippie youth as a stooge and a sell-out to the evil forces running the Vietnam War. I wasn’t exactly a protester, more like a proto-journalist, there to...
  • Can we?

    07/18/2016 6:27:40 AM PDT · by spacewarp · 25 replies
    Self | 7/18/2016 | Paul Rivers
    In 1987, I had to go through chemotherapy for cancer. It led me to learn a lot about the disease. The cancer spreads. If you let a few cells go, eventually, they will get to a point where they invade the surrounding cells and the cycle goes on and on. What we're seeing in Radical Islamic Terror is that the cells are growing, they're malignant, they're deadly. We recently saw 84 souls stolen due to yet another monster who used a truck through a crowd. A few weeks earlier, 50 killed at a night club. Our feckless leadership over and...
  • Glengarry Glen Raqqa: Always Be Conquering

    07/18/2016 4:49:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Let me have your attention for a moment. So you're talking about what? You're talking about...whining about that microaggression you experienced, some frat boy who doesn't want to acknowledge your chosen gender identity, somebody who doesn't want to validate your experience as a differently-abled person of hue, some Christian who doesn't want to bake you a cake and so forth. Let's talk about something important. Are you liberals all here? All but one? Well, I'm going anyway. Let's talk about something important. (Sees a hipster in skinny jeans and a Che t-shirt)PUT THAT CRAFT BEER DOWN!Craft beerÂ’s for jihadi killers...
  • "Until he has nothing left to live for." (Vanity/opinion)

    07/18/2016 3:29:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    7/18/2016 | Enterprise
    Donald Trump said that he would ask Congress for a declaration of war on terrorism. Thank God. As ISIS often takes credit for acts of terrorism in the United States and other countries, then let them take their fighters to the grave by the tens of thousands. I hope a Trump statement on fighting Terrorism will look something like this: I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to fight with. I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to fight for. I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to live for. And...
  • Turkey threatens WAR with America over cleric blamed for masterminding failed coup

    07/16/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 76 replies
    Express UK ^ | 6-16-2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    In an astonishing and reckless attack on the US the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the country considers itself at war with any nation that stands by the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. He said: "Any country that protects Fethullah Gulen will be an enemy to Turkey." Moderate cleric Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been a constant scapegoat for Erdogan who has accused him of trying to establish a “parallel state” to rival his own fiefdom. The statement by Mr Yildirim will be seen as a thinly veiled threat to America to give up Gulen, who lives...
  • Trump Says "This Is War"

    07/15/2016 10:18:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | July 15, 2016 | Christine Williams
    There are those who still refuse to identify this war on Islamic terror, despite the increasing threats to the safety of the Western public. No matter how many times the Islamic State or Al Qaeda declares the nature of this war of conquest, nothing will convince these leftists that Western nations (and Israel) are engaged in a jihadist war. In fact, a lunatic former Manhattan prosecutor and longtime defense attorney, Scott Fenstermaker, stated of 9/11 that America “got what it deserved” because of past injustices.
  • France 'must learn to live with terrorism'

    07/15/2016 9:44:29 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 25 replies
    ITV News ^ | 7/15/16 | ITV News
    “Terrorism is a threat that is weighing heavily on France,” Manuel Valls said. "We’re faced with a war that terrorism has brought against us. The goal of the terrorists is to make us scared. We won’t give in to the terrorist threat, we must stand together, united. France has been once again struck in our flesh. "Times have changed and we should learn to live with terrorism. We have to show solidarity and collective calm. France has been hit in its soul on the 14 July, our national day. “They wanted to attack the unity of the French nation. The...
  • France is 'on the verge of a civil war' which could be sparked by a mass sexual assault on women by

    07/14/2016 7:26:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 July 2016 | | Peter Allen
    Growing tensions between the ‘extreme Right and the Muslim world’ have pushed France to the ‘verge of a civil war’, the country’s most senior security chief has warned.Patrick Calvar, head of the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) – France’s equivalent of MI5 – made his claim in the wake of last year’s terrorist attacks on Paris. A total of 147 people were murdered by terrorists in the capital during atrocities in January and November.Many of those responsible were French passport holders with North African backgrounds, leading to far-Right politicians calling for a massive clampdown on immigration.But Mr Calvar, 60, warned...
  • Flashback YESTERDAY: French Intel Chief's Stunning Warning: Europe Is "On Brink Of Civil War" ...

    07/14/2016 4:04:46 PM PDT · by GraceG · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/13/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In a shockingly non-politically-correct outburst, Patrick Calvar, chief of the Directorate General of Internal Security, told members of the French parliamentary commission that thanks to the increasing frequency of sexual assaults by islamic migrants, "Extremism is growing everywhere... We are on the brink of civil war."
  • Executive Order -U.S. Policy on Pre-and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties

    07/13/2016 6:42:05 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 23 replies
    www.whitehouse.gov ^ | July 1, 2016 | Barack Obama
    train personnel, commensurate with their responsibilities, on compliance with legal obligations and policy guidance that address the protection of civilians and on implementation of best practices that reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, including through exercises, pre-deployment training, and simulations of complex operational environments that include civilians;
  • Former DOJ Prosecutor Sues Obama, Black Lives Matter And Eric Holder For Inciting Race War

    07/13/2016 3:56:59 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-13-2016 | Tylwr Durden
    Tyler DurdenJuly 13,2016 In a lawsuit filed in Texas, Larry Klayman - a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice and founder of the conservative watchdog organizations Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch - has accused President Obama, Black Lives Matter founders and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder among others, of fueling a race war that led to the murder of police in Dallas last week. The lawsuit seeks “to redress the incitement, threats and killings provoked by the defendants." In his lawsuit, Klayman also named Al Sharpton and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in the suit. The...
  • The wizard war in orbit (part 3), SIGINT satellites go to war

    07/06/2016 10:06:05 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 7 replies
    The Space Review ^ | 5 July 2016 | Dwayne A. Day
    By early 1968, the United States military was involved in an escalating ground and air war in Vietnam. American aircraft were being shot down at the rate of nearly one a day, and Operation Rolling Thunder, the bombing of North Vietnam, was in full swing as B-52s unloaded racks of bombs over the jungle. The US Air Force was engaged in a constant battle against Vietnamese SA-2 surface to air missiles (SAMs), jamming them and spoofing them, electrons dueling invisibly in the air. American airmen with the job of physically destroying the missiles, going by the name Wild Weasels, went...
  • Repeat of "In-Depth" with Sebastian Junger Scheduled for 1:00 AM on C-Span2

    07/03/2016 4:37:49 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 3 replies
    C-Span2 ^ | 07/03/16 | Intolerant in NJ
    This month's "In-Depth" on C-Span2 featuring Sebastian Junger is scheduled for repeat tonight at 1:00 AM EDT. Junger wrote the original journalistic version which was adapted into the movie "The Perfect Storm" and has produced several award-winning documentaries including "Restrepo", about his time embedded with our troops fighting in Afghanistan. His latest book is "Tribe", dealing broadly with his theories about people's need to belong to groups for meaning and purpose, and more specifically with his interest in war and how, although it is a dangerous and frightening experience, those involved in fighting actually value the experience and can come...
  • How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front

    07/01/2016 5:10:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | Joseph Laconte
    IN the summer of 1916, a young Oxford academic embarked for France as a second lieutenant in the British Expeditionary Force. The Great War, as World War I was known, was only half-done, but already its industrial carnage had no parallel in European history. “Junior officers were being killed off, a dozen a minute,” recalled J. R. R. Tolkien. “Parting from my wife,” he wrote, doubting that he would survive the trenches, “was like a death.”
  • Six Unbelievable War Facts

    06/27/2016 3:30:54 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 51 replies
    andmagazine.com ^ | Chris Volkay
    1. In WWII a number of soldiers died of well, farts. When ascending in an unpressurized plane to 20,000 feet, it causes intestinal gas to expand 300%. I guess some guys couldn't fart quickly enough. They should have brought pigs along with them. Then when Porkie was ready to blow, fly over the enemy's plane and drop him. When Porkie goes Blammo you blow the enemy to hell!! Even if you miss, it's okay. The explosion and fire fries up Porko Boy nice and crispy and countryside below rains down bacon, so the starving countryside gets fed. Yay! 2. Speaking...
  • Trump Way to the Left of Clinton on Foreign Policy – In Fact, He’s Damn Near Anti-Empire

    06/23/2016 12:26:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 29 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | Wed, 03/30/2016 - 15:34 | Glen Ford
    “Trump has rejected the whole gamut of U.S. imperial war rationales, from FDR straight through to the present.” If the Bernie Sanders campaign has propelled the word “socialism” – if not its actual meaning – into common, benign American usage, Donald Trump may have done the world an even greater service, by calling into question the very pillars of U.S. imperial policy: the NATO alliance; the U.S. nuclear “umbrella”; the global network of 1,000 U.S. bases; military “containment” of China and Russia; and U.S. “strategic” claims in the Persian Gulf. Were the U.S. to actually rid itself of these strategic...
  • Donald Trump Could Be the Military-Industrial Complex’s Worst Nightmare

    06/23/2016 12:21:51 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    The Nation ^ | MARCH 23, 2016 | By William Greider
    Let’s admit it. As political provocateur, Donald Trump has a dizzy kind of genius. He feints to the right, then he spins to the left. Either way, the hot subject for political chatter becomes Donald Trump. This week, while people everywhere were fretting over his violent talk, the candidate came to Washington and dropped a peace bomb on the neocon editorial writers at The Washington Post and the war lobby. Trump wants to get the United States out of fighting other people’s wars. He thinks maybe NATO has outlived its usefulness. He asks why Americans are still paying for South...
  • Trump's Anti-Interventionism - Neocons Hate It As Anti-War Left Comes Around

    06/22/2016 9:57:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 22, 2016 8:55 PM | Tyler Durden
    Until recently the progressive mind has been resolutely closed and stubbornly frozen in place against all things Trump. But cracks are appearing in the ice. With increasing frequency over the last few months, some of the most thoughtful left and progressive figures have begun to speak favorably of aspects of Trump’s foreign policy. Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgment of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the...
  • 1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

    06/22/2016 6:23:57 PM PDT · by abb · 41 replies
    (Fredricksberg, VA) Free-Lance Star ^ | June 22, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders — who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale — has died in Montana, his family said.</p> <p>Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher died Wednesday in a Missoula hospital. He was 94. He suffered a stroke on Sunday, Thatcher's son Jeff told the Missoulian newspaper (http://bit.ly/28V8l2c).</p>