Pakistan redeploying troops to Indian border
By CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press Writer
Pakistan – Pakistan began moving thousands of troops from the Afghan
border toward India, officials and witnesses said Friday, raising
tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors and possibly undermining
the U.S.-backed campaign against al-Qaida and the Taliban.
country also announced that it was canceling all military leave in the
aftermath of last month's terror attack on the Indian financial capital
has blamed Pakistani militants for the terrifying three-day siege;
Pakistan has demanded that India back this up with better evidence.
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A thrilling and spine-tingling story - Part I of II
Jerry Hogan - Columnist
Rockwall County Herald-Banner
1970 the United States was fighting the unpopular war in South Vietnam.
Casualties were increasing and more and more young men who had been
drafted under the selective service system were being returned home to
towns all over America in flag draped caskets. The political rhetoric
was mounting and protests in the street were increasing while students
on college and university campuses were starting to make their voices
to the general dissatisfaction with the war was the treatment and
unknown status of over 500 American Prisoners of War (POW’s) who had
been captured by the North Vietnamese forces. The families of these men
were starting to make their voices heard too and even though
negotiations had been going on for over two years with representatives
of North Vietnam on this issue of POWs, no progress had been made.
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Supreme Court to Hear ACLU Case Supporting Terrorist against Americans
national media began reporting, late Friday, the acceptance of a
particular case for review by the Supreme Court. One of the first
articles about it appeared in the Los Angeles Times. The case concerns
an apparent representative of al Qaeda in the U.S., who was a legal
alien resident in the U.S.
ACLU is heavily involved in the case since it represents the individual
in question, Ali Saleh Kahlah Marri. The ACLU and the Times article
both pose the question as to whether the President of the United States
can "order the military to arrest and hold a civilian based on
suspected terrorist ties."
article says that President Bush did this by defining Marri as an
"enemy combatant." This is the first of many errors in the LA Times
article. In fact, he was deemed an "illegal enemy combatant." The
Geneva Conventions, like the Hague Conventions before them, defined
illegal combatants as those who were not in organized units, did not
wear uniforms, did not carry weapons openly and hid among the civilian
enemy combatants were excluded from the protections of those
Conventions and, under the Law of War, could be summarily tried before
military tribunals and executed. Witness the trials and executions of
the American Col. Nathan Hale by the British, and of the British Major
John Andre by the Americans.
is not a trivial distinction. A mere "enemy combatant" is an ordinary
soldier in the enemy’s army. They are held for the duration, and
released when the war is over. None is charged with a crime (excepting
war crimes themselves). None is entitled to a lawyer, nor is any of
them subject to civil or criminal trials as the captured German
soldiers were who were held in Arkansas during WW II, in the Quirin
overwhelming error in the article, and in the ACLU position, is the
failure to recognize the Quirin case from 1942. In it, a unanimous
Supreme Court ruled that it was proper, under the Law of War, for the
U.S. to arrest, to try by military tribunal and, if convicted, to
execute illegal enemy combatants. In that case, eight German saboteurs
entered the U.S. in civilian clothes with money, maps, and plans to
blow up various war-related facilities.
eight were tried and convicted in military tribunals. Six were
sentenced to death. One was apparently an American citizen, born in
Chicago. The Court unanimously held that their trials and convictions
were proper and that, under the Law of War, they were not entitled to
the protections of the Bill of Rights, nor were they entitled to trial
in courts under Article III of the Constitution.
recently as the Hamdan case a few years ago, the Court still recognized
the Quirin case as good law. And so it should. The nation is at war,
and the Constitution is not a suicide pact. The Court cannot rule in
favor of Marri, unless it is willing to reverse the Quirin case from WW
Marri was operating in the U.S. with information on cyanide and other
poisons, and was in the pay of al Qaeda. It is nearly impossible to
draw a factual distinction between Marri and the German saboteurs who
were tried and executed under the Quirin decision.
reporter - and other reporters and editors around the country who
prepare stories on the Marri case in the Supreme Court - may be
ignorant of the Quirin case from WW II. But any competent lawyer, if
they consulted one, could fill them in. Upon so doing, they would be
provided with an entirely different understanding than the one gleaned
by writing the story from an ACLU press release, as the LA Times writer
Government Bans Veteran from Visiting Son's Arlington Grave - Support him now!
Marines Outlawed this Patriot-Father from Expressing Opposition to Islamic Terrorism. He Needs Your Help.
- Marc NietoJesse Nieto loyally served America as a Marine for 25 years
- including 2 combat tours in Vietnam. And as a father, he gave our
Nation his most precious possession: his son, Marc.
Marc and 16 of his Navy shipmates were killed when Islamic terrorists bombed the USS Cole on October 12, 2000.
summer, the Marine command at Camp Lejeune - for whom Jesse Nieto
currently works - ordered him to stop expressing his opposition to
Islamic terrorism - the very Islamic terrorism that killed his son.
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China targets pirates in groundbreaking mission
China – Chinese warships headed toward Somali waters Friday to combat
piracy, the first time the communist country has sent ships on a
mission that could involve fighting so far beyond its territorial
deployment to the Gulf of Aden, which has been plagued by increasingly
bold pirate attacks in recent months, marks a major step in the navy's
evolution from mostly guarding China's coasts to patrolling waters far
move was welcomed by the U.S. military, which has been escorting cargo
ships in the region along with India, Russia and the European Union.
But analysts predicted the Chinese intervention could be troubling to
some Asian nations who might see it as a sign of the Chinese military
becoming more aggressive.
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Troops in Iraq find Christmas in memories
By CHELSEA J. CARTER, Associated Press Writer
– Army Sgt. Robin Cameron stood guard outside a once opulent Iraqi
shopping mall that now serves as a small U.S. military outpost, trying
not to think about what he was missing with his family on Christmas.
just another day in Iraq," he said, waving through a convoy of armored
vehicles heading out to patrol Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood, once
home to Saddam Hussein's favored officers and later an insurgent
stronghold known for its deadly attacks on American troops.
troop levels are expected to start declining after provincial elections
on Jan. 31, the same number are in Iraq today — about 146,000 — as in
May 2003, when President George W. Bush declared the end of major
hostilities two months after the invasion.
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A surge of Special Forces for Afghanistan likely
By Gordon Lubold
– The Pentagon is likely to send up to 20 Special Forces teams to
Afghanistan this spring, part of a new long-term strategy to boost the
Afghan security forces' ability to counter the insurgency there
"surge" of elite Special Forces units would represent a multiyear
effort aimed at strengthening the Afghan National Army and police units
that the US sees as key to building up Afghanistan's security
independence, say defense officials who asked to remain anonymous
because the controversial decision has not yet been announced. The US
already plans to send thousands of additional conventional forces to
Afghanistan sometime next year. But it is hamstrung by limited
availability since so many of those forces are still in Iraq.
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U.S. plan to hunt Somali pirates resisted
say a bold U.S. plan for land incursions to stop pirates along
Somalia's lawless east African coastline is fraught with obstacles.
BY SHASHANK BENGALI
McClatchy News Service
Kenya -- A Bush administration proposal to allow foreign forces to go
ashore into Somalia to hunt the country's notorious pirates is getting
a cool reception from U.S. military leaders, regional analysts and some
proposal -- which Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to
put forward Tuesday at the United Nations Security Council -- is the
boldest yet aimed at stopping the pirates, who've hijacked 55 ships
this year, secured tens of millions of dollars in ransoms and
kneecapped maritime trade between Europe and Asia.
long East African coastline is a lawless stretch of empty beaches and
mountain hollows, and experts think that foreign forces lack the
military intelligence to carry out well-targeted land attacks. They
warn that civilian casualties would stoke anti-Western sentiment in the
overwhelmingly Muslim nation, where powerful Islamist militias are
threatening to topple an internationally backed -- but desperately weak
-- interim government.
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China Confirms It Will Join Piracy Fight
By MARK McDONALD
Chinese government confirmed Thursday that it would send naval ships to
the Gulf of Aden to help in the fight against piracy there. The
mission, which is expected to begin in about two weeks, would be the
first modern deployment of Chinese warships outside the Pacific. The
announcement came as the captain of a Chinese cargo ship that was
attacked Wednesday in the gulf said his crew had used beer bottles,
fire hoses and homemade bombs to battle a gang of pirates.
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U.N. Authorizes Land, Air Attacks on Somali Pirates
International Effort to Secure Sea Route May Stumble Amid Political Disarray in East African Nation
By Colum Lynch
Washington Post Staff Writer
NATIONS, Dec. 16 -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday
to authorize nations to conduct military raids, on land and by air,
against pirates plying the waters off the Somalia coast even as two
more ships were reportedly hijacked at sea.
vote represented a major escalation by the world's big powers in the
fight against the pirates, who have disrupted commerce along one of the
world's most active sea routes and acquired tens of millions of dollars
in ransom. It came as China -- which has had several ships commandeered
in recent months -- said it is seriously considering joining U.S.,
European and Russian warships policing the region.
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Lockheed Wins $784 Million Order
Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense company, won an Air Force
order valued at $784 million to support weapon systems on F-22 fighter
The work, to be performed in Marietta, Ga., will happen this year, the Defense Department said.
F-22 is the most expensive fighter ever. Adjusted for inflation, each
costs $195 million to build, according to Pentagon figures. When
research and development costs are included, the inflation-adjusted
price is $354 million apiece.
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How Blackwater Serves America
By ERIK D. PRINCE
United States military operations in Iraq began in 2003, I have visited
Iraq at least 15 times. But unlike politicians who visit, the question
for me has never been why the U.S. got into Iraq. Instead, as the CEO
of Blackwater, the urgent question was how the company I head could
perform the duties asked of us by the U.S. State Department.
week the Department of Justice announced charges against six Blackwater
security guards for a shooting incident in Baghdad in September 2007.
But before the histories are written, it is crucial to understand the
often mischaracterized role of security contractors in this unique war.
Iraq, State Department civilians and U.S. soldiers have been operating
in the same location in an active war zone. While the troops have been
facing insurgents, the State Department civilians have been working to
rebuild institutions and infrastructure. Blackwater's role in this war
evolved from this unprecedented dynamic. The government saw a need for
highly experienced, highly trained Americans to protect our civilians
abroad, and so it selected Blackwater.
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5 men convicted of conspiracy to kill US soldiers
By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press Writer
N.J. – Five Muslim immigrants accused of scheming to massacre U.S.
soldiers at Fort Dix were convicted of conspiracy Monday in a case that
tested the FBI's post-Sept. 11 strategy of infiltrating and breaking up
terrorist plots in their earliest stages. The men could get life in
prison when they are sentenced in April.
five, who lived in and around Philadelphia for years, were found guilty
of conspiring to kill U.S. military personnel. But they were acquitted
of attempted murder, after prosecutors acknowledged the men were
probably months away from an attack and did not necessarily have a
specific plan. Four defendants were also convicted of weapons charges.
The federal jury deliberated for 38 hours over six days.
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Fire deals new setback to Navy's heralded mini-sub
By Christopher P. Cavas
long-stalled future of the U.S. special warfare community's troubled
mini-submarine is even cloudier after a serious explosion and fire
struck the craft last month, ironically on the cusp of a new mission
and a new way ahead for the program.
Advanced SEAL Delivery Vehicle 1 was having its lithium-ion batteries
charged Nov. 9 when an explosion started a battery fire that burned for
about six hours. No one was aboard the 60-ton craft, which was on shore
at its base in Pearl Harbor.
firefighters sealed the ASDS to put out the fire and continued to hose
it down for several hours to cool hot spots. The mini-sub remained
sealed for more than two weeks before the hatch was opened.
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Saudis, Indians among Clinton foundation donors
By BETH FOUHY and SHARON THEIMER, Associated Press Writers
– The world opened its wallet for Bill Clinton. Governments,
corporations and billionaires with their own interests in U.S. foreign
policy gave the former president's charity millions of dollars,
according to records he released Thursday to lay bare any financial
entanglements that could affect his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton as the
next secretary of state.
Arabia, Norway and other foreign governments gave at least $46 million,
and donors with ties to India delivered millions more. Corporate donors
included the Blackwater security firm, at risk of losing its lucrative
government contract to protect U.S. diplomats in Iraq, and Web company
Yahoo, involved in disputes over surrendering Internet information to
Chinese authorities that led to the imprisonment of dissidents there.
high-profile Clinton donors don't suggest inevitable collisions between
U.S. policies and their giving. Celebrities Barbra Streisand, Steven
Spielberg, Paul Newman, Carly Simon and Chevy Chase all gave. Sports
figures included New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, Formula
One driver Michael Schumacher and owners of the Indiana Pacers
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L.A. council tightens gun, ammunition laws
By Maeve Reston
The move is intended to help reduce the city's gun and gang violence, but an NRA lawyer says a lawsuit is likely.
Los Angeles City Council approved a package of gun control laws
Wednesday, placing new requirements on ammunition sellers and banning
the sale of military-style ammunition in the hopes of further reducing
the city's gun and gang violence.
measures ban the sale of .50-caliber ammunition, capable of penetrating
a car's engine, and would require the city's ammunition vendors to be
licensed, to sell ammunition face-to-face instead of over the Internet
and require gun dealers to report a full accounting of their inventory
twice a year to the Police Department.
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To Kill an American
Written by an Australian Dentist
probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a
report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer
of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let
everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found
one. (Good one, mate!!!)
American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish,
Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican,
African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian,
or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.
American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho,
Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native
American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim.
In fact, there are more Muslims i n America than in&nbs p;
Afghanistan.The only difference is that in America they are free to
worship as each of them chooses.
American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will
answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming
to speak for the government and for God.
An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of
Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to
the pursuit of happiness.
American is generous. Americans have helped o ut just about every other
nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in
Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans
came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their
As of the morning of Septembe r 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan.
national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired
and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the
homeless, temp est tossed. These in fact are the people who built
of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11,
2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the
World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries,
cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted
you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General
Tojo , and Stalin , and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants
in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself .
Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place.
They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who
holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.
Enough of Radical Islam
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
with the pseudonyms. Western civilization isn’t at war with terrorism
any more than it is at war with grenades. Western civilization is at
war with militant Islam, which dominates Muslim communities all over
the world. Militant Islam isn’t a tiny minority of otherwise
goodhearted Muslims. It’s a dominant strain of evil that runs rampant
in a population of well over 1 billion.
with the psychoanalysis. They don’t hate us because of Israel. They
don’t hate us because of Kashmir. They don’t hate us because we have
troops in Saudi Arabia or because we deposed Saddam Hussein. They don’t
hate us because of Britney Spears. They hate us because we are
infidels, and because we don’t plan on surrendering or providing them
material aid in their war of aggressive expansion.
with the niceties. We don’t lose our souls when we treat our enemies as
enemies. We 20 don’t undermine our principles when we post more police
officers in vulnerable areas, or when we send Marines to kill bad guys,
or when we torture terrorists for information. And we don’t redeem
ourselves when we close Guantanamo Bay or try terrorists in civilian
courts or censor anti-Islam comics. When it comes to war, extremism in
the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of
justice is no virtue.
with the words. Talking with Iran without wielding the threat of force,
either economic or military, won’t help. Appealing to the United
Nations, run by thugs and dictators ranging from Putin to Chavez to
Ahmadinejad, is an exercise in pathetic futility. Evil countries don’t
suddenly decide to abandon their evil goals -- they are forced to do so
by pressure and circumstance.
with the faux allies. We don’t gain anything by pretending that Saudi
Arabia and Pakistan are true allies. They aren’t. At best, they are
playing both sides of the 20 table. We ought to be drilling now in
order to break OPEC. Building windmills isn’t going to cut it. We
should also be backing India to the hilt in its current conflict with
Pakistan -- unless Pakistan can destroy its terrorist element, India
should be given full leeway to do what it needs to do. Russia and
China, meanwhile, are facilitating anti-Western terrorism. Treating
them as friends in this global war is simply begging for a backstabbing.
with the myths. Not everyone on earth is crying out for freedom. There
are plenty of people who are happy in their misery, believing that
their suffering is part and parcel of a correct religious system. Those
people direct their anger outward, targeting unbelievers. We cannot
simply knock off dictators and expect indoctrinated populations to rise
to the liberal democratic challenge. The election of Hamas in the Gaza
Strip is more a rule than an exception in the Islamic world.
with the lies. Stop telling us that Islam is a religion of p eace. If
it is, prove it through action. Stop telling us that President-elect
Barack Obama will fix our broken relationship with the Muslim world.
They hate Obama just as much as they hated President George W. Bush,
although they think Obama is more of a patsy than Bush was. Stop
telling us that we shouldn’t worry about the Islamic infiltration of
our economy. If the Saudis own a large chunk of our banking
institutions and control the oil market, they can certainly leverage
their influence in dangerous ways.
Enough. After the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the plane downed in
Pennsylvania, the endless suicide bombings, shootings and rocket
attacks in Israel, the Bali bombings, the synagogue bombing in Tunisia,
the LAX shootings, the Kenyan hotel bombing, the Casablanca attacks,
the Turkey synagogue attacks, the Madrid bombings, the London bombings,
and the repeated attacks in India culminating in the Mumbai massacres
-- among literally thousands of others -- its about time that the West
got the point: were in a war. Our enemies are determined. They will not
quit just because we offer them Big Macs, Christina Aguilera CDs, or
even the freedom to vote. They will not quit just because we ensure
that they have Korans in their Guantanamo cells, or because we offer to
ban The Satanic Verses (as India did). They will only quit when they
are dead. It is our job to make them so, and to eliminate every
obstacle to their destruction.
enough. No more empty talk. No more idle promises. No more happy
ignorance, half measures, or appeasement-minded platitudes. The time
for hard-nosed, uncompromising action hasn’t merely come -- its been
overdue by seven years. The voice of our brothers blood cries out from
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Why I Carry a Gun
old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life
when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's
when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin'."
I don't carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.
I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
I don't carry a gun because I'm evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
I don't carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
don't carry a gun because I'm angry. I carry a gun so that I don't have
to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun
because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a
sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy. I carry a gun because, when I die and go to Heaven, I want to be a cowboy.
don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because men
know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
I don't carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
"Police Protection" is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves.
do not protect you from crime; they usually just investigate the crime
after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'.
Remember the average response time to a 911 call is over 4 minutes.
The average response time of a 357 magnum is 1400 FPS.
Return of the Goose
was one of the most famous planes ever made, the archetypal mid-century
flying boat that ferried Hemingway, Harriman and MacArthur. Now, 63
years after the last one wheeled off the assembly line, a North
Carolina accountant defies all odds to hatch a whole new flock.
by Scott Eden
The resurrection began one balmy fall afternoon in 2000 inside an
otherwise anonymous warehouse in the industrial district of North
Miami. On a loading ramp just within the building’s front door sat a
Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior air-cooled 1940s-era radial engine.
Lining the walls and scattered about the floor were 30-foot shelves,
piled to the point of danger — a fire trap, a head injury awaiting only
gravity and one false move — with wings, propellers, windshields,
bulkheads, struts, spars, ribs, rudders, flaps, floats and
miscellaneous widgetry of an uncountable number of decommissioned
planes. Dust motes floated in the brown sunbeams of a skylight, and the
tart odor of machine oil filled the air. If it seemed like the workshop
of a manic tinkerer, an aviation packrat, it was. But amid the clutter,
moored atop a set of wooden sawhorses in the middle of the warehouse
floor, nestled the denuded fuselage of a Grumman G-21 twin-engine
amphibious airplane — the iconic airborne yacht known as “the Goose,”
island hopper of many a fervid dream, including that of a 50-year-old
certified public accountant from Burlington, North Carolina.
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IG report says Blackwater may lose license in Iraq
By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer
– An internal State Department report says Blackwater Worldwide may
lose its license to work in Iraq and recommends that the agency prepare
alternative means to protect its diplomats there.
42-page draft report by the State Department's Inspector General says
the department faces "numerous challenges" in dealing with the security
situation in Iraq, including the prospect that Blackwater may be barred
from the country. The department would have turn to other security
arrangements to replace Blackwater, officials said.
State Department had no immediate comment on the report itself, but
deputy spokesman Robert Wood said that after the probe is done,
officials would look at "whether the continued use of Blackwater in
Iraq is consistent with the U.S. government's goals and objectives."
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US Senator serves military duty in Afghanistan
By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press Writer
Afghanistan – The men around Lindsey Graham ignored his powerful
political title — U.S. senator — and instead addressed him by rank —
a Republican from South Carolina and the only U.S. senator in the
military's Guard or Reserves, donned the Air Force's camouflaged
uniform for five days last week to serve in Kabul.
senator enrolled in the ROTC in 1973 and has been in the Air Force
Guard or Reserves as a military lawyer ever since. In Kabul, he worked
with the staff of military lawyers at the U.S. base Camp Eggers. The
office is helping to train military judges and defense lawyers, and to
write Afghanistan's uniform code of military justice.
Graham said his experiences in the military taught him how difficult wartime deployments can be on families.
thing I learned is that when a soldier, airman or a Marine is away, the
more we can take care of the family, the better they're going to be
able to do their job because there's nothing worse than being deployed
and having family problems," said Graham, a member of the Senate Armed
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Private Contractors Sought As Guards in Afghanistan
By Walter Pincus
Monday, December 8, 2008; Page A17
U.S. Army is looking to private contractors to provide armed security
guards to protect Forward Operating Bases in seven provinces in
southern Afghanistan. In a recent study, Anthony H. Cordesman, an
intelligence expert at the Center for Strategic and International
Studies, described five of those provinces -- Helmand, Kandahar,
Nimruz, Zabol and Uruzgan -- as among the most dangerous parts of
proposed contracts would be for a minimum of one year, beginning Jan.
1, but with options to continue for four years. The move to hire
contractors to provide armed guards comes as the United States is
deploying more American troops to Afghanistan and looking to double the
size of the Afghan National Army from 80,000 to 162,000 over the next
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Silver Star record for unit in Afghan cliff clash
By KEVIN MAURER, Associated Press Writer
BRAGG, N.C. – Capt. Kyle Walton remembers pressing himself into the
jagged stones that covered the cliff in northeast Afghanistan.
gun rounds and sniper fire ricocheted off the rocks. Two rounds slammed
into his helmet, smashing his head into the ground. Nearby, three of
his U.S. Army Special Forces comrades were gravely wounded. One grenade
or a well-aimed bullet, Walton thought, could etch April 6, 2008 on his
and his team from the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group had been
sent to kill or capture terrorists from a rugged valley that had never
been penetrated by U.S. forces — or, they had been told, the Soviets
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*** URGENT *** NEW "AMERO" PAPER CURRENCY EXPOSED!
Bergen, NJ -- To the chagrin of the government, I have obtained new
"AMERO" paper currency notes! You know, the "AMERO" . . . . the new
currency that is going to replace the US Dollar, The Canadian Dollar
and the Mexican Peso? Yea, the new currency that all three governments
claim doesn't exist. . . . I have it. Here's what a 50 Amero note looks
September, 2007 - over a full year ago - I first broke the story about
AMERO coins being minted secretly at the Denver Mint. After that story
ran, the Denver Mint announced on its web site that they were closing
public tours of the Mint for 10 - 14 days in order to make renovations
to the tourist area of the mint.
sources inside the Mint, however, reported Treasury officials were
outraged that someone had leaked info about the AMERO to me and they
closed the Denver Mint to the public so as to secretly move the AMEROS
out of the Mint to prevent further leaks.
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General George S. Patton was assassinated to silence his criticism of allied war leaders claims new book
S. Patton, America's greatest combat general of the Second World War,
was assassinated after the conflict with the connivance of US leaders,
according to a new book.
By Tim Shipman in Washington
newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office
of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that
American spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to
expose allied collusion with the Russians that cost American lives.
death of General Patton in December 1945, is one of the enduring
mysteries of the war era. Although he had suffered serious injuries in
a car crash in Manheim, he was thought to be recovering and was on the
verge of flying home.
after a decade-long investigation, military historian Robert Wilcox
claims that OSS head General "Wild Bill" Donovan ordered a highly
decorated marksman called Douglas Bazata to silence Patton, who gloried
in the nickname "Old Blood and Guts".
book, "Target Patton", contains interviews with Mr Bazata, who died in
1999, and extracts from his diaries, detailing how he staged the car
crash by getting a troop truck to plough into Patton's Cadillac and
then shot the general with a low-velocity projectile, which broke his
neck while his fellow passengers escaped without a scratch.
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Burma's Stilwell Road: A backbreaking WWII project is revived
than 1,100 American troops died building the road in what is now
Myanmar. Today China and some in India see the long-neglected route as
By A Times Staff Writer
from Myitkyina, Myanmar,, and Oakland -- It was a road some said
couldn't be built. Most of the men ordered to make it happen were
African American soldiers sorted into Army units by the color of their
World War II raged, they labored day and night in the jungles of Burma,
sometimes halfway up 10,000-foot mountains, drenched by 140 inches of
rain in the five-month monsoon season. They spanned raging rivers and
pushed through swamps thick with bloodsucking leeches and swarms of
biting mites and mosquitoes that spread typhus and malaria.
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