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Richard Holbrooke has died
ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper

Posted on 12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST by Ravnagora

ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died.

On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun."

Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia.

The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year, which you can read HERE.


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To: Ravnagora
This dog helped ignite the Islamic flames in Eastern Europe and watched the destruction of Christianity as he smiled. May he burn in hell forever
221 posted on 12/14/2010 1:41:06 PM PST by SQUID
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To: SQUID

..and then some, troublemaker meet your maker.


222 posted on 12/14/2010 3:18:10 PM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: de.rm

Check this out

HP in complete meltdown and revolt:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/14/holbrooke-last-words-afghanistan-obama_n_796628.html


223 posted on 12/14/2010 3:27:55 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Ravnagora

torn aortas are ruff


224 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:32 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: KoRn
How does one get a “torn Aorta” anyway?

The aorta has 2 main sections---the ascending aorta travels upwards and carries blood just ejected from the hearts left ventricle. The descending aorta travels mostly through the abdomen. Holbrooke sounds like he had an ascending aortic aneurysm large enought so that it created a tear under pressure with a weakened wall. Aneuryms in the ascending aorta are very often fatal if they burst or tear.

225 posted on 12/14/2010 8:56:13 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Smokin' Joe; huldah1776; Ravnagora; thesearethetimes...; LUV W; rlmorel

You know, your kind answers made me really feel part of a brethren.

Thanks for that:)


226 posted on 12/14/2010 10:50:23 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
You know, your kind answers made me really feel part of a brethren.

That, FRiend, is because you are.

227 posted on 12/14/2010 10:55:20 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Bokababe

I’m surprised that anyone here would try to argue this sort of facile moral equivalence. Obviously, bombing evil regimes who won’t respond to sweet reason (e.g. the Nazis, the Serbs) is fundamentally different from terrorist attacks on legitimate states.


228 posted on 12/15/2010 6:43:35 AM PST by tricksy
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To: tricksy
"Obviously, bombing evil regimes who won’t respond to sweet reason (e.g. the Nazis, the Serbs) ..."

Funny how the people here on FR continually complain about the MSM and their less than accurate portrayals of current events and then suddenly find it convenient to leverage their reporting when discussing Balkan issues. You appear to have consumed generous amounts of the kool-aid d'jour.

229 posted on 12/15/2010 7:43:41 AM PST by montyspython
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To: tricksy
Obviously, bombing evil regimes who won’t respond to sweet reason (e.g. the Nazis, the Serbs) is fundamentally different from terrorist attacks on legitimate states.

Sweet reason: "Serbs, hand over your lands to the Muslims so that Osama bin Laden can have a base of operations and Soros can take over the mineral rights."

230 posted on 12/15/2010 8:00:58 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Holbrooke and Albright had hard-ons for Milosevic’s head and were willing to create fake massacres and kill civilians (including Albanians) to do it.


231 posted on 12/15/2010 8:09:18 AM PST by montyspython
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To: DTA

“Two Terrorists Embrace”


232 posted on 12/15/2010 8:11:15 AM PST by montyspython
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To: tricksy
It's somewhat rare that FR still gets apologists for Clintonian policies, but if you want to argue that "NATO was acting like the Allies did during WWII against Nazi Germany" as "an arm of international justice", you might wish to know what one of the original surviving Nuremberg prosecutors had to say about the 1999 NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia.

Walter Rockler was old and ill, but he was still of sound mind and thought enough to record his comments for posterity on the subject:

..."When I was a young prosecutor of Nazis at Nuremberg, I read the court addresses of Justice Robert Jackson who at one time stated, "If certain acts in violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us."

Today, I cannot be persuaded that random destruction and killing in Yugoslavia by the strong against the weak was anything less than killing in the service of arrogance, and I repudiate the shabby pretexts for this criminal conduct."

These comments at Nuremberg were made in the days when, as a Christian country, we still believed in "doing unto others has we would have done unto us". Now, thanks to atheistic globalists like Holbrooke and Clinton, we seem to think that we are above obeying that Commandment.

Rockler's assessment of the situation has ultimately proven true as those who we defended have turned out to be the victimizers rather than the victims.

233 posted on 12/15/2010 10:58:04 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Beowulf9

Heck, here I was, all proud to be counted with you!
;)

May God bless my FRiend.
Tatt


234 posted on 12/15/2010 1:26:46 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: spokeshave

Do you have any symptoms or are you getting scanned on the possibility that the problem is genetic?


235 posted on 12/15/2010 8:19:16 PM PST by Pelham (Islam, the mortal enemy of the free world)
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