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  • Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer .. Terror Attack in France Is a Fresh Reminder of Why We Need the Wall

    12/18/2018 10:00:34 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Minnesota Sun ^ | December 14, 2018 | Lt. Col Tony Shaffer
    The terrorist attack on a French Christmas market should serve as a wakeup call to America. The stakes are too high for Congress to keep playing political games with border security. We need to build the wall. Americans awoke Wednesday to yet another awful reminder that we still live in a world beset with radical Islamic terrorism. In the night, the crack of gunfire and the all-too-familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar” rang out in a French Christmas market. At least four people who came out to enjoy Strasbourg’s famous Advent traditions are dead. As President Trump so astutely noted in...
  • Deadly honor? Macho guys more likely to get killed

    08/15/2011 12:00:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 15, 2011 | Brian Alexander
    People do stupid things all the time and they do them in all geographic regions, but as any regular viewer of Comedy Central’s "Tosh 2.0" can tell you, there does seem to be an uncanny correlation between certain regions of the country and the kind of risk-taking behavior that could get you seriously hurt or even killed. That’s the premise of a new study out today in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. The three authors, all from the University of Oklahoma, found that states with a “culture of honor” –- in the South, and the West, mainly --...
  • Arabs Clash in Jerusalem's Old City

    06/18/2011 12:30:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/11
    A fight broke out between two Arab clans, Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Achronot reported. One person was lightly injured. Four people have been arrested after dozens allegedly scuffled near the Shechem (Damascus) Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem leading into the Muslim Quarter. Police fired shots in the air to break up the fighting.
  • Martial law is imposed after election-linked massacre (Philippines)

    12/05/2009 8:40:10 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies · 371+ views
    France24 ^ | 05 December 2009 | News Wire
    AFP - The Philippines on Saturday announced the imposition of martial law in a southern province to quell a rebellion by a powerful clan accused of being behind the massacre of 57 people. President Gloria Arroyo placed Maguindanao province under military control late on Friday in an effort to contain heavily armed militias belonging to the provincial governor and other members of his Muslim clan, authorities said. "There's a rebellion in the area," Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera said. "It was practically an overthrow of government." Arroyo's controversial move is the first time martial law has been declared in the Philippines...
  • Iraqi Family Ties Complicate American Efforts for Change

    09/27/2003 3:13:05 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 8 replies · 5,242+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 28, 2003 | JOHN TIERNEY
    LEMIYA, Iraq, Sept. 27 — Iqbal Muhammad does not recall her first glimpse of her future husband, because they were both newborns at the time, but she remembers precisely when she knew he was the one. It was the afternoon her uncle walked over from his house next door and proposed that she marry his son Muhammad."I was a little surprised, but I knew right away it was a wise choice," she said, recalling that afternoon nine years ago, when she and Muhammad were 22. "It is safer to marry a cousin than a stranger."Her reaction was typical in a...
  • Russia: War Destroyed Chechnya's Clan Structure (Part 1)

    04/30/2002 2:17:48 PM PDT · by Stavka2 · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | Francesca Mereu
    Russia: War Destroyed Chechnya's Clan Structure (Part 1) By Francesca Mereu With the world's attention largely focused on the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan, Russia's two-year-old war in the breakaway republic of Chechnya -- which it defends as a battle against terrorism -- continues unabated. The Russian military said on 3 January that it had killed more than 100 rebels in a special operation that ended a week of fierce fighting. The war -- Chechnya's second such conflict with Russia in a decade -- has claimed thousands of lives and has irreparably altered the traditional bonds of religion and family...