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  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • Kerry warns world is on track to surpass key climate threshold unless global leaders step up

    04/27/2022 1:23:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | April 27, 2022 | By Ella Nilsen
    US Climate Envoy John Kerry warned Wednesday that world leaders will blow through a critical climate-change threshold unless they dramatically accelerate the transition to clean energy. "Let me be absolutely clear: we're heading to well over 2 degrees right now -- 2.7, or something like that," Kerry said, speaking at Foreign Policy magazine's Climate Summit.
  • The Protocols of Pat Buchanan ...And the LewRockwell, Hate-America Right.

    07/21/2006 5:53:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 124 replies · 2,706+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 21, 2006 | FrontPage Magazine
    Since the outbreak of the Hezbollah-Israeli conflict, Pat Buchanan and other paleoconservatives have made themselves true exponents of populism: the Jew-baiting, conspiracy-driven demagoguery of 1890s agrarians. In two columns, posted at WorldNetDaily this week, Buchanan accused President Bush of being a puppet of nefarious Jewish warmongers. Outlets of the Hate America Right – especially Paul Craig Roberts and LewRockwell.com – have joined him, and then some. Nothing sets Buchanan’s imagination racing like a Bush-backed Israeli war. On Tuesday, Pat asked, “Who is whispering in his ear?” His answer: bloodthirsty Hebrews. That Tel Aviv is maneuvering us to fight its wars...
  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29, 2022

    03/29/2022 3:00:40 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    National Today ^ | 03/29/2022 | National Today
    We commemorate those who fought in the Vietnam War on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29. There’s no doubt that the Vietnam War was one of the most brutal. In fact, over three million people were killed during the 20 years it went on. National Vietnam War Veterans Day was created to honor all the men and women who fought during its time.
  • Myths Of The Vietnam War

    03/29/2022 2:51:09 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 42 replies
    Myth: Common belief is that most Vietnam veterans were drafted. Fact: 2/3 of the men who served in Vietnam were volunteers. 2/3 of the men who served in World War II were drafted. Approximately 70% of those killed in Vietnam were volunteers.
  • India to Station Patrol Aircraft in Australia as Both Nations Seek Closer Military Ties

    03/21/2022 8:01:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/21/2022 | Daniel Teng
    India will station maritime patrol aircraft in Australia amid ongoing concerns of hostility in the Indo-Pacific region, a move that comes as part of a larger package that will see the Australian government commit around AU$200 million (US$147 million) into developing the relationship.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met virtually on March 21, where they discussed closer ties across sectors such as trade, clean technology, space, culture, defence, and the Indo-Pacific.While the Australian prime minister did not express the need for both nations to hold “Russia to account” for the invasion of Ukraine—according to a...
  • Retired Marine veteran who fled Vietnam as a child travels to Ukraine to help rescue families

    03/20/2022 6:34:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 9 replies
    Fox News(via MSN) ^ | 3/20/2022 | Bailee Hill
    Retired Marine veteran who fled Vietnam as a child travels to Ukraine to help rescue families Bailee Hill - Yesterday 8:54 PM A Marine veteran who fled Vietnam as a child travels to Ukraine to help rescue families as millions flee Putin's ongoing assault. Task Force 824 founder Quan Nguyen, who spent time in refugee camps as a child, is one of two veterans leading the effort. He joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday to discuss his efforts and why he is going above and beyond to help Ukrainians trying to escape. "I have empathy for any refugee, regardless of...
  • Jane Fonda launches climate campaign group to ‘defeat’ politicians who back fossil fuels

    03/17/2022 5:40:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 17, 2022 | Saphora Smith
    American actor and activist Jane Fonda has launched a climate campaign group that aims to “defeat” politicians who support the fossil fuel industry. The star of Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie and Hollywood movies such as Nine To Five announced she had set up the Jane Fonda Climate Political Action Committee to “do what it takes” to replace fossil fuel supporters with environmental champions at all levels of government. A political action committee (PAC) is a campaigning organisation that donates money to political candidates in the US or parties that support its policies. “The public is voting with the...
  • Live updates: Kerry: War shows peace, climate links

    03/09/2022 12:52:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2022
    UNITED NATIONS — Russia’s “illegal, unprovoked” and “cruel” war against Ukraine is underscoring the many different ways in which peace, security and a stable climate are linked, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Wednesday. The United States is responding by banning the import of Russian oil, liquefied natural gas and coal, “and many other nations are now rethinking their reliance on Russian energy sources,” Kerry said. The “instability, conflict, death destruction” in Ukraine is happening in the context of “a global existential crisis” of global warming that scientists have warned about for decades, he said. “We are actually living through...
  • Vietnamese woman caught performing cosmetic surgery in Taiwan

    03/02/2022 8:40:29 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | March 2 | Huang Tzu-ti
    Woman made millions performing underground surgeries for 1 year TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese worker was busted last week for performing unlicensed plastic surgery in northern Taiwan, with some sessions live-streamed for advertising purposes. The suspect, a 30-year-old Vietnamese woman surnamed Tran (陳), engaged in illegal cosmetic practices for a year, having raked in millions of New Taiwan dollars. From eyebrow tattoo, lip enhancement, double eyelid surgery, to a nose job, prices for the procedures ranged from NT$3,000 (US$106.83) to NT$40,000, per CNA.
  • John Kerry fears Russia-Ukraine war will distract from climate change

    02/24/2022 8:44:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 24, 2022 | By Jessica Chasmar
    President Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, warned Wednesday that Russia’s war against Ukraine is going to distract the world from the climate change crisis and produce "massive emissions" that will negatively impact the globe. "I'm concerned about Ukraine because of the people of Ukraine and because of the principles that are at risk, in terms of international law and trying to change boundaries of international law by force," Kerry, the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, said in an interview on BBC Arabic, MEMRI reported Wednesday. "I thought we lived in a world that had said no to that kind...
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 63 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • China locks down city on Vietnam border as COVID cases rise

    02/07/2022 4:05:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/07/2022
    BEIJING, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Authorities in China's southwestern city of Baise ordered residents to stay at home from Monday and avoid unnecessary travel as they enforced curbs that are among the toughest in the nation's tool-box to fight rising local infections of COVID-19. The outbreak in Baise, which has a population of about 3.6 million and borders Vietnam, is tiny by global standards, but the curbs, including a ban on non-essential trips in and out, follow a national guideline to quickly contain any flare-ups. The effort takes on extra urgency during the staging of the Winter Olympics, which began...
  • Joe Rogan-Neil Young Spotify feud – who's rockin' in the free world now?

    02/04/2022 1:16:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    FOX News.com ^ | February 4, 2022 | David N. Bossie
    What if Neil Young had been canceled for expressing his anti-war views during Vietnam? I never thought I’d live in a world where legendary left-wing musicians like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell are happily carrying water for "the man" on an important public policy issue. But that’s the crazy situation we find ourselves in as our country navigates through the coronavirus pandemic that’s cost nearly 900,000 Americans their lives. The debate over COVID-19, its origins, lockdowns, masks, school closings and the effectiveness of vaccines has been raging for nearly two years and podcast sensation Joe Rogan has garnered a lot...
  • Vietnam vs China - World Cup elimination contest - (Vietnam wins, 3-1, yesterday) - tape of game

    02/02/2022 2:53:57 AM PST · by cba123 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Yesterday
    Ok this is a bit of a change of pace: Vietnam yesterday convincingly beat China in their World Cup lead-up contest. Vietnam recently had a very good team, but has recently had troubles. That said, they convincingly beat China. Very good game Vietnam!
  • Meet Chuck Mawhinney, The Deadliest Sniper Of The Vietnam War

    02/01/2022 7:54:15 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    ATI ^ | January 28, 2022 | Bernadette Giacomazzo
    As one of the most prolific snipers of the Vietnam War, Chuck Mawhinney was a lethal sharpshooter who racked up the most confirmed kills in the history of the United States Marine Corps and the second-most confirmed kills of any American soldier in the country’s history. In one incident alone, Mawhinney had 16 confirmed kills in a mere 30 seconds — all of them headshots.
  • No. 2 US climate diplomat leaves after a year under Biden

    01/21/2022 11:44:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2022 | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s second-ranking climate diplomat is leaving his government job after one year, special U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Friday. Jonathan Pershing is a veteran of decades of U.S. government climate efforts, with work that included helping to negotiate the 2015 Paris accord under the Obama administration. Pershing had returned to government to help the Biden administration restart global U.S. climate efforts following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord. As soon as Joe Biden called Kerry about serving as climate envoy, “I called Jonathan in California to tell him we needed him on...
  • Philippines to acquire missile system from India for $375 mln

    01/15/2022 9:59:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Rueters ^ | January 14, 2022
    The Philippines has finalised a deal to acquire a shore-based anti-ship missile system from India for nearly $375 million to beef up its navy, the Southeast Asian nation's defence minister said. The Philippines is in the late stages of a five-year, 300 billion pesos ($5.85 billion) project to modernise its military's outdated hardware that includes warships from World War Two and helicopters used by the United States in the Vietnam War. Under the deal negotiated with the government of India, Brahmos Aerospace Private Ltd will deliver three batteries, train operators and maintainers, and provide logistics support...
  • The Giant Killer: Finding Flaherty The Directors Cut

    12/27/2021 6:34:41 PM PST · by Chode · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5, 2021 | YouTube Movies & Shows
    At 4' 9" 97lbs, Richard J. Flaherty achieved the impossible by becoming a Green Beret Captain and a Vietnam vet war hero. Known as the smallest man to ever serve in the U.S. military, Flaherty earned the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars & 2 Purple
  • History: Arab-Palestine shifting alliances

    07/20/2020 10:20:40 AM PDT · by Marinario · 2 replies
    Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 107, Part 24 - United States. Congress - U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961 - Law In 1958 the society issued a special release exposing Shukairy's political background. Our interest in this gentleman stemmed from the fact that, when an emergency session of the UN was convened to alleviate tensions in the Middle East, he "poured scorn on the search for a durable peace and threatened the West with the spectre of war."  Shukairy summed up the Arabs' bellicose attitude towards the West and staked out Nasser's claim to empire, in a speech whose tone...