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  • Six Unbelievable War Facts

    06/27/2016 3:30:54 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 50 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>
  • Is The Syrian War About To Experience A Major Escalation?

    06/22/2016 11:14:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/22/16 | tyler durden
    We’re going to war — either hybrid in nature to break the Russian state back to its 1990s subordination, or a hot war (which will destroy our country). Our citizens should know this, but they don’t because our media is dumbed down in its “Pravda”-like support for our “respectable,” highly aggressive government. We are being led, as C. Wright Mills said in the 1950s, by a government full of “crackpot realists: in the name of realism they’ve constructed a paranoid reality all their own.” Our media has credited Hillary Clinton with wonderful foreign policy experience, unlike Trump, without really noting...
  • Islam: The ‘Light’ That Is Darkness

    06/22/2016 7:47:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/16 | Dave Merrick
    Bottom line and hard fact is that we are now in the middle of a rapidly heating, spiritual battle A couple of weeks ago a woman working at a sandwich shop on the West Coast was venerated by a local TV station for refusing to do business with some guy who hurled anti-Islamic criticism at a couple of girl patrons wearing hijabs. In the shop’s video, you can hear his disparaging remarks regarding the bad things Islam is bringing upon America. The crusading employee who expelled the name-caller was proud and bubbly as she detailed her defense of the two...
  • The A-10 Warthog Just Got A Little More Badass

    06/16/2016 1:44:53 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    BI ^ | 6-16-2016 | Sarah Sicard
    Sarah SicardJune 16, 2016 Since the A-10 Warthog, recently seemingly destined for the scrap yard, is now engaging enemy Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Taliban forces in Afghanistan in the form of a new weapon with a badass name - the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System. Manufactured by BAE Systems, the APKWS is equipped with laser-guided rockets, giving A-10 aircraft in Afghanistan a "deep magazine of high-precision weapons," according to Popular Mechanics. One of the biggest advantages to using this system is the minimal collateral damage left when fired, which is a result of its tiny warhead. In addition,...
  • If Islam is a Religion of Violence, so is Christianity

    06/16/2016 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 92 replies
    Speaking after “appreciating the congrats” on the Orlando shootings, Donald Trump again insisted that what mowed people down at Pulse was not an assault rifle but radical Islam, because in Trump Tower, it cannot be both. Trump’s world is binary. It is zero-sum: Either guns kill people or radical Islam kills people. In that world, only one religion can be bad, and so Christianity is good and Islam is bad. Christianity is peaceful and Islam violent. Christianity is tolerant and Islam intolerant. Both are inherently one thing or the other, immutable blueprints etched in stone for the behavior of their...
  • Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft (McConnell, McCain for; Cruz against)

    06/15/2016 8:31:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 225 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense debate over whether they should have to register for the draft when they turn 18. On Tuesday, the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft. The shift, while fiercely opposed by some conservative lawmakers and interest groups, had surprisingly broad support among Republican leaders and women in both parties. The United States has not used the draft since 1973 during the Vietnam War. But...
  • A Short History of Islam

    06/15/2016 8:22:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.—George Santayana (1863-1952) Question: What do all the following statements have in common? Charles “The Hammer” Martel defeated the Moors as they advanced toward Paris in 732 AD.
  • Countering Jihad

    06/14/2016 12:23:20 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 06/14/2016 | PolitcallyShort
    What does it say about our country that following yet another terrorist attack that the collective response by our “leaders” is to not only condemn an inanimate object but to go further than that and blame Americans for our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms? What took place in Orlando, Florida wasn’t because of a gun, nor was it because of the make of the gun or the caliber of the rounds or the size of the clips. No, what took place in Orlando happened because of the ideology that pulled the trigger. The ideology sought the weapon,...
  • Congress is Close to Drafting Our Daughters

    06/14/2016 10:31:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Ever since Donald Trump effectively won the Republican presidential nomination by decisively defeating Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary, Congressional Republicans led by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have engaged in unseemly public hand-wringing about whether they will or will not accept the people's choice. Unwilling to support the positions that Trump campaigned on -- reducing immigration, adopting a pro-American trade policy, and returning education to the local level -- Speaker Ryan dusted off his own policy agenda and promised to roll out a series of position papers to compete with those of the presumptive...
  • [Vanity] 30 million plus illegals would leave the United States were a war to start here

    06/10/2016 5:51:38 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 74 replies
    One-on-one interviews | 10 June 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Illegal aliens here in the United States would leave in huge numbers were the United States attacked by a foreign force. From personal conversations, it is evident that the Mexican, Central American, Caribbean and South American contingent would look for the first plane, train or bus out of town were such to happen. Moms have clearly stated they would take their children and leave. More than likely, Indians, Pakistanis, Middle Easterners, etc. would also flee. Those who have been living here off of the goodwill of the American people would turn and run in the event of armed conflict. This...
  • THE LUCKY FEW - Survivors tell the tale of D-Day, 70 years later

    06/06/2016 7:40:57 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 29 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 1 June 2014 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    A 91-year-old man lifts off in a commercial airliner bound for France and for a moment can imagine himself in the cabin of a Douglas C-47, preparing to leap into moonlit darkness. Norwood Thomas was just a boy, really, the first time he arrived in Normandy. Now he is returning for the last time, once again mindful of his own mortality. More than 100,000 Americans were there at the start of the campaign to retake Europe from Hitler. Only a few hundred are expected to return this week. Thousands more, many too frail to travel, will mark the 70th anniversary...
  • 72nd D-Day Anniversary: All Who Serve Are a Part of the Greatest Generation

    06/06/2016 5:50:36 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/5/2016 | James Carafano
    Stop your average American on the street and ask them “what happened on June 6?” Surprisingly—a few might recall that on a dreary morning while the low-tide lapped lazily on the rocky coast of Normandy, France, brave men in battle armor no thicker than a khaki shirt grimly headed toward Hitler’s Atlantic wall. There is nothing special to mark the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Nothing special—other than the men themselves. That 18-year-old struggling up the steep bluffs of Omaha Beach while tracer rounds flashed overhead would be 90 years old now, eyes flickering still...
  • D Day and Obama

    06/05/2016 1:04:05 PM PDT · by fella · 34 replies
    Vanity | 5 june 2016 | vanity
    Why isn't Obama apologizing to the Germans for WWII?
  • ‘Look for Hospitals as Targets’ American “Bombing of Hospitals Called Routine.” 1973

    06/04/2016 1:03:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    thenation.com ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2015 | Greg Grandin
    Bombing of Hospitals Called Routine.” That was the August 9, 1973, Newsday coverage of congressional hearings on “clandestine U.S. air and ground activities in Cambodia and Laos”: U.S. commanders in Vietnam placed no restrictions on ground or air attacks against Viet Cong or North Vietnamese hospitals a Senate committee was told yesterday by several Vietnam veterans. In direct testimony and in letters, the veterans said hospitals often were considered targets rather than areas to be avoided as required by the Geneva convention on warfare.… The committee also has been trying to determine who ordered a dual reporting system in which...
  • Is This The World's Most Secure Smartphone?

    06/02/2016 5:28:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 02, 2016 | Joseph George
    Android phone with military grade security priced at Dh64000A new tech startup unveiled its first device yesterday, promising to be the world's fastest, most secure device. Offering worldwide network compatibility and military grade security, Solarin comes with a price tag of $17,400 (about Dh64000). Sirin Labs was formed in December 2014 with $72million as seed capital and as the founders say with an aim to produce the best and most secure smartphone. The company has partnered with multiple solutions providers in its attempt to create the device which they say is aimed at world's top businessmen who want every...
  • Russian troops preparing offensive to create land corridor to Crimea – NSDC

    06/02/2016 6:27:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UA Position ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    Russia is now preparing an offensive in order to create a land corridor through mainland Ukraine to the Russian-occupied Crimea, according to Deputy Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Mykhailo Koval who addressed the participants of the meeting of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Seimas of Lithuania and the Sejm and the Senate of the Republic of Poland, an UNIAN correspondent reported.
  • Bernie Sanders’ War Against the Jews Forget Wall Street. Israel is where it’s at.

    06/01/2016 10:10:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | June 2, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders started out by running against Wall Street. These days he’s running against Israel. Running against Wall Street was hard. The Sanders campaign had to produce actual numbers. Americans were shocked to learn the higher taxes they would be facing in the People’s Republic of Bernie. Prominent economists on the left and the right tore his economic plans to shreds. The Sandernistas responded by touting the support of the country’s most prominent Marxist economist, the son of the Rosenberg Stalinist atom bomb traitors and an instructor at Chemeketa Community College. Bashing Israel is a lot easier and appeals to...
  • The Role of Memory on Memorial Day

    05/28/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Sherry Mandell
    You might have a hard time relating to Memorial Day, like I used to. Even though my grandfather and father were soldiers in the two World Wars, ours was not a military family. I didn’t know any soldiers, none of my friends were and nobody I knew in my community was one either. Vietnam was over by the time I was in high school. It was a time of relative peace and quiet. Then I moved to Israel in my twenties and got married. Now my own children are soldiers. All of their friends are soldiers. Everywhere I look I...
  • Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

    05/27/2016 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2016 4:08 PM EDT
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. While economic growth was relatively weak at the end of last year and beginning of this year, it appears to be picking up now based on recent data, Yellen said during a discussion at Harvard University. She said she expects the Fed to “gradually and cautiously increase” its key interest rate “and probably in the coming months, such a move would be appropriate.” …
  • 10 Japanese Atrocities From World War II

    05/27/2016 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    listverse.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | staff
    The Rape of Nanking and the evil human experiments done by Unit 731 usually come to mind when we think of Japanese war crimes. Unfortunately, those awful incidents weren’t isolated cases. Fueled by racism, fanaticism, and finally desperation as their defeat seemed inevitable, the Japanese in World War II perpetrated several acts on par with Nazi war crimes. 10Laha Airfield MassacreFebruary 1942 This ghoulish event, which killed more than 300 Australian and Dutch POWs, followed the Japanese capture of the Indonesian island of Ambon. Allegedly as an act of reprisal after the Allies destroyed one of their minesweepers, the Japanese...
  • Pope Francis might jettison idea of a ‘just war’

    05/27/2016 6:26:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Maria J. Stephan
    Developed in the fifth century A.D. by St. Augustine, the doctrine of a “just war” empowers rulers to wage war only as a last resort to confront grave wrongs. As Augustine wrote: “Peace should be the object of your desire; war should be waged only as a necessity.” Later, the Summa Theologica, written by St. Thomas Aquinas in the 1260s and 1270s, clarified that war could only be waged by a properly instituted authority like the state, that it could not occur for purposes of self-gain, and that attaining peace must be its central aim.
  • Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

    05/27/2016 3:46:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Foster Klug
    Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. "Death fell from the sky and the world was changed," Obama said, after laying a wreath, closing his eyes and briefly bowing his head before an arched monument in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park that honors those killed on Aug. 6, 1945, when U.S. forces dropped the bomb that ushered in the nuclear...
  • The Merchants Of War Sell Their Wares At Tampa Convention Center

    05/25/2016 3:56:42 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 18 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | Howard Altman
    TAMPA — Packed with robots and trucks and guns and drones, the Tampa Convention Center's exhibition hall this week has been transformed into a showroom for the latest in war gadgets. It's all part of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, a major annual confab that brings military commanders together with defense contractors to figure out what commandos need in a dangerous and ever-changing world. The anchor, of course, is U.S. Special Operations Command, which has an annual budget of several billion dollars to spend on commando-specific goods and services. This year, about 350 companies set up shop at the...
  • Vanity: Am I the only one upset by this...

    05/23/2016 8:53:04 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 79 replies
    Me | May 23, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    This to me, is a total disgrace to America and our Veterans that served during Viet Nam. We have a wall with names of fallen Veterans that served this Country for it's freedoms and making it safe, and this President goes there and offers them weapons and other things... Maybe I am upset because a lot of people I knew served there, people I grew up with, boys that I dated, men that I rode with, that never came back home... I was privledged to see the "Viet Nam Wall" when I went with the Rolling Thunder out of PA....
  • Did the Battle of Jutland Really Matter?

    05/21/2016 6:33:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    National Interest ^ | May 20, 2016 | Robert Farley
    A century ago, the two greatest fleets of the industrial age fought an inconclusive battle in the North Sea. The British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet fielded a total of fifty-eight dreadnought battleships and battle cruisers, ships over the twice the size of most modern surface combatants. Including smaller ships, the battle included 250 vessels in total.
  • New Defense Bill Will Boost War and Tyranny

    05/18/2016 4:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ron Paul
    For many of us concerned with liberty, the letters “NDAA” have come to symbolize Washington’s ongoing effort to undermine the U.S. Constitution in the pursuit of constant war overseas. It was the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012 that introduced into law the idea that American citizens could be indefinitely detained without warrant or charge if a government bureaucrat decided they had assisted al-Qaeda or “associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States.” No charges, no trial, just disappeared Americans. The National Defense Authorization bill should be a Congressional mechanism to bind the president to spend...
  • Mark Mobius: Here's why Trump won't actually start a trade war

    05/15/2016 6:06:51 AM PDT · by central_va · 17 replies
    yahoo finance ^ | May 15, 2016 | Julia La Roche
    Emerging markets fund manager Mark Mobius doesn’t think there will be a trade war if Donald Trump is elected president. Trump’s positions on trade—including raising tariffs on Chinese imported goods—have raised concerns that we could end up in an all out trade war between the US and China. Speaking at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, Mobius, the executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Market Group, said it won’t come to that. He thinks Trump will get deals done. “When people ask me, I say, ‘I don’t like what he says, but I like the way he says it,”...
  • Libya’s Oil Exports Could To Go To 0 bpd Within One Month

    05/10/2016 11:57:07 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Libya oil
    Libyan officials attached to the government in Tripoli are warning that the country will have to halt the majority of its output from southeastern fields within a month’s time as the Hariga port remains under blockade over an export dispute between rival governments. Fields in the south-east which provide the majority of the Libyan oil output will be shut down in a month unless blockade on the Mediterranean Sea terminal Marsa el-Hariga if lifted, officials in Tripoli have warned on Tuesday. Factions loyal to the eastern government in Tobruk, and the parallel National Oil Company in Benghazi, have been in...
  • Huffington Post Posts Vicente Fox Giving Donald Trump the Finger ("We can jump walls")

    05/10/2016 9:19:56 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-10-2016 | Joe Pollak
    The Huffington Post has published a photograph (above) of former Mexican president Vicente Fox giving Donald Trump the finger, taken a day before Fox apologized to Trump in an interview with Breitbart News. He also said some of Trump’s proposals could lead to war. “Don’t play around with us,” Fox said. “We can jump walls. We can swim rivers. And we can defend ourselves.”
  • Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

    04/30/2016 4:57:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | Dylan Lovan
    A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.
  • Could Sabotage Cause A Surge In Oil Prices?

    04/26/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-04-2016 | Dwayne Purvis
    Hidden among the ballyhoo about a collaborative freeze in production growth, a less visible but far more effective dynamic has affected, and likely will affect, oil supply and price: military intervention. There have always been three routes out of the unsustainably low prices: natural decline/growth of supply/demand, collaboration constraints on supply, and military conflict. Since January, while the talk of a growth freeze had no effect whatsoever on actual supply, the natural decline/growth did reduce the overhang by a couple of hundred thousand barrels of oil per day. Meanwhile, two little-discussed and less-understood military interventions took a combined 900,000 bopd...
  • Obama: 'We Are Fortunate to Be Living in the Most Peaceful...Era in Human History'

    04/25/2016 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 25, 2016 | 6:44 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama, speaking in Germany on Monday, said we’re fortunate to be living in the “most peaceful” era in human history. […] “That may surprise young people who are watching TV or looking at your phones,” he said, “and it seems like only bad news comes through every day, but consider it’s been decades since the last war between major powers.” […] “Around the world we’re more tolerant, with more opportunity for women and gays and lesbians as we push back on bigotry and prejudice,” he said. (He notably did not mention transgenders, a topic that is making headlines...
  • When Swiss Used to Mean Badass

    04/23/2016 6:12:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 23, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    The Eidgenossen matter. The who? What? Why? OK, let me back up. Two weeks ago, while talking about the Battle of Crecy I mentioned the concept of a Revolution in Military Affairs. At that time I gave a fairly simple definition. A better, or perhaps just more complete definition of a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) might go like this: “A fundamental change in the practice of warfare
  • For Whom the Bell Still Tolls

    04/19/2016 4:16:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    Don't look for any happy ending here. Or any ending. The debate over the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) can be expected to last as long as there are isolationists and interventionists arguing over American foreign policy -- that is, approximately forever. Few if any conflicts illustrate the tragic nature of history so well, for there were no simple choices in Spain. There were more than enough heroes and villains, not-so-innocent bystanders and gawkers galore -- along with an endless supply of impossible choices. No one's hands were Ivory Soap clean, but curiously enough none were hopelessly dirty. Time, the great...
  • Obama's Nuclear Contrition; Drastically increasing the chance of nuclear war.

    04/15/2016 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Front Pge Magazine ^ | 4/15/16 | Caroline Glick
    On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Hiroshima. While there meeting with this G-7 counterparts, Kerry strongly hinted that his visit was a precursor to a visit to the site of the first nuclear bombing by President Barack Obama next month. The irony of course is that for all his professed commitment to ridding the world of nuclear weapons, Obama is responsible for drastically increasing the chance of nuclear war. Indeed, Obama’s own actions lend easily to the conclusion that he wishes to do penance for America’s decision to attack Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, (and so...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • 'Full ceasefire': 19 Ukrainian servicemen killed, 128 wounded in March

    04/03/2016 6:52:24 AM PDT · by tlozo · 3 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | Apr. 2, 2016
    Russian-backed separatist forces continue shelling Ukrainian positions despite truce agreement Despite the ceasefire granted by Minsk peace accords, the war in eastern Ukraine continues. In March, at least 19 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 128 were wounded, according to Ukrainian Deutsche Welle service. On March 31, one servicemen was killed and eight wounded as a result of armed hostilities in the Donbas region. Four Ukrainian servicemen were killed on March 20 and 25. However, not all casualties were a result of fighting. One soldier was killed in a traffic accident on March 29, according to the report released by ATO...
  • ISIS 'Crucifies Catholic Priest on Good Friday'... "

    03/28/2016 7:36:05 AM PDT · by milford421 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/16 | Sara Malm
    "It was reported last week that several religious groups had received threats that Father Thomas would be crucified on Good Friday, but this was denied by his church in hometown of Bangalore. However, the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, told a congregation gathered in St. Stephen's Cathedral in the Austrian capital that the priest had been crucified." "It is not known how the Archbishop became aware of Father Thomas' alleged fate, but his confirmation of the crucifixion during Easter Vigil Mass was reported in Austrian media. "
  • The Sorry State of Our Militry: Is it Happenstance or Design?

    03/22/2016 4:02:33 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 24 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | March 22, 2016 | Benny Huang
    How it must have pained Marine Corps General John Paxton to tell Congress that his service might not be prepared for war. Last week, the Assistant Commandant, who has racked up 42 of honorable military service, candidly admitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the US Marine Corps isn't what it used to be. "I worry about the capability and the capacity to win in a major fight somewhere else right now," said the general. He fretted over inadequate training and equipment particularly in the fields of communications, intelligence, and aviation. Cynics might see Paxton's testimony as a plea...
  • Hillary: "Dangerous" To Imply We Are At War With An Entire Religion

    03/22/2016 12:42:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 22, 2016r | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “Wolf,” while discussing the terror attacks in Brussels at the Maalbeek Metro station and and Zaventem airport, which resulted in deaths of at least 31 and hundreds injured, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said the accusations from politicians on the right that part of the problem is President Barack Obama won’t even say the words radical Islamic terrorism is “dangerous” because it would imply we are at war with an entire religion.
  • Obama tells Cubans he comes to bury a last remnant of Cold War

    03/22/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 35 replies
    Reuters via CNBC.com ^ | March 22, 2016 | Reuters Staff
    Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. Adalberto Roque | AFP | Getty Images Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday that he had come to Havana to "bury the last remnant" of the Cold War in the Americas as he spoke directly to the Cuban people in a historic speech...
  • The Meatgrinder of World War I [Verdun]

    03/19/2016 9:04:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 19, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    There is no quick route by which one may approach Verdun. No superhighway passes through this sleepy town, nor do any of France’s fabled “Trains de Grande Vitesse” stop here. There is only the local line, and even that humbled creaking route terminates in Verdun. In the end, one can only come to this hallowed ground slowly, by a small four-car train or by narrow two-lane road. This is as it should be. Some 250,000 men died in these few square miles of turf, and one should not rush into a graveyard.
  • THE THREAT OF ISLAM IS REAL AND IT'S HERE!

    03/09/2016 7:27:07 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | 3 9 2016 | Dick Bachert
    (The two links herein MAY have to be copied and pasted by any who care to visit those sites.) Today's radio show (aka "rant") with Dr. Lori Wilson out of WLBB in Carrollton, Georgia. I succeeded in dragging Lori kicking and screaming into a discussion of the most serious domestic threat we face today: Islam and why Trump is probably the only candidate to effectively deal with it! If you have an interest in listening, go to this link http://www.gradickcommunications.com and the center "PODCASTS" Menu and click on "The Wednesday Show with Dick Bachert" for the current program. How come...
  • Poll: If There Is a Brokered Convention, Who Is Your Top Choice for Republican Nominee?

    03/07/2016 12:19:16 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 125 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/16 | NR Staff
    If no candidate arrives in Cleveland with a majority of delegates, resulting in a brokered convention, who would be your top choice to be the Republican’s nominee? Take NR’s latest poll and let your voice be heard.
  • Russian Air Force pulverizes ISIL’s oil transport routes near the Palmyra Triangle

    03/06/2016 7:59:37 AM PST · by PIF · 27 replies
    Almasdar News ^ | 06/03/2016 | By Leith Fadel
    The Russian Air Force is taking no prisoners in the eastern Homs countryside and they are certainly not willing to allow ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) to use the roads that lead north towards the Al-Raqqa Governorate. For two straight days now, the Russian Air Force has relentlessly targeted ISIL’s primary oil transport routes in the deserts of northeastern Homs, striking the aforementioned terrorist group’s positions at the villages of Al-Zara’yah, Wadi Al-Dhakara, Al-Sakhanah, and ‘Arak.
  • Cold-Rolled Steel From China Slapped With 265% Anti-Dumping Duties

    03/04/2016 8:12:03 AM PST · by mac_truck · 43 replies
    Metal Miner ^ | 3/2/2016 | Jeff Yoders
    The Department of Commerce today announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the anti-dumping duty investigations of imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom. In the Brazil investigation, mandatory respondent Companhia Siderurgica Nacional received a calculated preliminary dumping margin of 38.93%. The second mandatory respondent, Usiminas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais, did not respond to all of Commerce’s requests for information, and therefore received a dumping margin based on adverse facts available. Usiminas and all other producers/exporters in Brazil also received a preliminary dumping margin of 38.93%. China Receives Heavy Duties...