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  • Profile of Osama Bin Laden's Mother the Concubine-- Calling Dr. Freud!

    10/22/2001 3:17:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 33 replies · 582+ views
    London Times ^ | October 19, 2001 | Ian Cobain
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 2001The wife who was shunnedBY IAN COBAINHamida: Bin Laden's motherHAMIDA Al-Attas, a tiny woman in her early sixties, has probably had little to say about the way the world has changed since September 11. But today, as she sits in her villa overlooking the highway linking Jedda to Mecca, she will be watching events as closely as any.Were she able to lift the veil of her burka, moreover, and talk openly, she could offer astonishing insights into the mind of the man that the West believes is to blame. Al-Attas is Osama bin Laden’s mother.Many hastily concocted ...
  • (Rebuke to Rachel Carson) ... These People Took DDT Pills In the 1970s to Prove it Was Safe

    12/07/2015 11:17:08 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    PaleoFuture ^ | December 7, 2015 | Matt Novak
    These People Took DDT Pills In the 1970s to Prove it Was Safe In 1971 two people in North Hollywood started eating DDT pills every day. That's right, they willingly swallowed 10mg of poison every single day for three months. In front of witnesses. From the Associated Press: - Robert Loibl and his wife, Louise, hold 10-milligram capsules of DDT which they took in front of witnesses for 93 days at lunch time, June 10, 1971. Loibl said their total dosage was more than the average person consumes in 83 years. He said his wife's dandruff disappeared, their appetites perked...
  • 'I cut my leg off and ordered: 'Go and bury it'

    02/17/2015 3:28:42 AM PST · by cold start · 7 replies ^ | Claude Arpi
    1971, A War Hero Remembers War Hero Major General Ian Cardozo (retd)was wounded in the battle of Sylhet in Bangladesh in the 1971 war with Pakistan. He lost his leg in a landmine blast, but conquered his disability and went became the first disabled officer in the Indian Army to command an infantry battalion and then a brigade. Awarded a Sena Medal for gallantry, General Cardozo is presently Chairman of the Rehabilitation Council of India and has authored The Sinking of INS Khukri -- Survivors Stories and Param Vir -- Our Heroes In Battle. In conversation with Claude Arpi, the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Big Jake"(1971)

    06/15/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | George Sherman
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Le Mans"(1971)

    08/11/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | Lee H. Katzin
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at
  • Question John Kerry Long and Hard!

    12/22/2012 11:54:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 23, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    This column was co-authored by Bob MorrisonSen. John Kerry has a long and dubious record in foreign policy. In the 1970's, he testified against his fellow Vietnam War veterans before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He charged that they were violating the Geneva Conventions every day in Vietnam. Some POWs were outraged at Kerry's disloyal statements. They said they had been tortured by their Communist captors trying to force them to make such untrue statements. Worse, Kerry went to Paris in 1971. There, he met with North Vietnamese Communists. We need to see all his notes from those meetings....
  • Excerpt from Elaine May's "A New Leaf" (1971). With Walter Matthau (This is our economy today)

    05/23/2012 7:42:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Excerpt from Elaine May's "A New Leaf" (1971). The idle and spoiled Henry Graham (Matthau) learns from his accountant/lawyer (William Redfield) that he (Graham) is broke.
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 48 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • Rules for Radicals, By Saul Alinsky - 1971 (time for a review)

    10/06/2011 8:17:08 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 9 replies
    Crossroads ^ | Unknown | Crossroads Book Summary
    Hillary, Obama and the Cult of Alinsky: "True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.... Many leftists view Hillary as a sell-out because she claims to hold moderate views on some issues. However, Hillary is simply following Alinsky’s counsel to do and say whatever it takes to gain power. ... Obama spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon
  • The Brady-Nixon Connection

    09/09/2011 7:36:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 26, 2011 The conspiratorial connection that will blow your mind! ;)
  • Abandoning the gold standard was a seminal moment, and one we're now all paying for

    08/15/2011 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/15/2011 | Edmund Conway
    Roll out the bunting. Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the modern global economy. That's right: come Monday morning we will have managed to survive four decades of fiat money – though, given the chaos in markets in recent weeks, it is anyone's guess how much longer it will last. On 15 August 1971, with the US public finances straitened by the cost of the war in Vietnam, Richard Nixon finally cut the link between the US dollar and gold. Until then, the US Treasury was duty bound to exchange an ounce of gold with central banks willing to pay...
  • The 40-year Mystery of America’s Greatest Skyjacking [The FBI Hunt for DB Cooper]

    07/30/2011 7:31:04 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 77 replies ^ | Sunday 31 July 2011 | By Alex Hannaford
    After hijacking an aeroplane and extorting $200,000 from the FBI, DB Cooper coolly made his escape via parachute. Forty years on, is America’s most elusive fugitive finally in sight? The night before Thanksgiving, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper, wearing a suit and raincoat, walked up to the Northwest Orient desk at Portland airport in the United State’s Pacific Northwest and spent $20 on a one-way ticket to Seattle. On the plane, he donned a pair of dark sunglasses, ordered a whiskey, lit up a cigarette and coolly handed the stewardess a note. In capital letters, it read: I...
  • Judge tosses ex-CIA agent's Houston conviction

    10/29/2003 10:15:46 PM PST · by greydog · 6 replies · 398+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2003, 12:34PM | By KIM COBB
    A federal judge in Houston has thrown out the 20-year-old arms smuggling conviction of a former CIA agent, outlining in scathing terms how federal officials knowingly used a false affidavit at his trial and concealed the act through years of appeals. Edwin Wilson was convicted in Houston in 1983 of smuggling arms to Libya at a time when the threat of Libyan terrorism was major news. Congress was mounting investigations into controversial CIA activities around the globe, and CIA administrators were actively trying to deflect criticism. Wilson, now 75, has been in prison ever since, serving a 52-year sentence. His...
  • Ex-CIA Man's Libyan Arms-Dealing Case Thrown Out

    10/30/2003 11:43:03 AM PST · by KC Burke · 31 replies · 1,202+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 10/30/03 | C. Bryson Hull
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday threw out the 1983 conviction of former CIA (news - web sites) operative Edwin Wilson for selling tons of explosives to Libya, finding that prosecutors knowingly used false testimony and hid evidence that supported his defense. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes' opinion, written on Monday but made public on Tuesday, vacates Wilson's conviction for selling 20 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to the Libyan government of Col. Muammar Gaddafi (news - web sites). Wilson has been in prison since 1982, serving 52 years for three convictions including the arm sales to Libya....
  • Che Guevara Ordered His Father's Death, So Gustavo Villoldo Promised Payback

    08/05/2009 3:30:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 2,191+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Tim Elfrink
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara's famous beret is gone. His iconic beard is filthy and matted against skeletal cheekbones. One bushy eyebrow arches over his half-open eyes. As a Bolivian country surgeon methodically saws off his lifeless hands, Che appears vaguely amused. Gustavo Villoldo, a stocky figure in green army fatigues, stands just inside the tiny laundry room where the Cuban revolutionary's corpse rests atop a sink. For five months, the CIA operative has led soldiers hunting Guevara through the rough crags and valleys of southern Bolivia. Less than 24 hours ago, his team had captured and executed him in a village...
  • Christians vs. Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality(Book Review)

    04/07/2005 1:51:27 AM PDT · by Stoat · 3 replies · 1,053+ views
    First Things ^ | March 2005 | Robert W. Shaffern
    Let My People Go  Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic EqualityBy S. S. HasanOxford University Press. 320 pp. $49.95.Reviewed by Robert W. ShaffernSana Hasan, an Egyptian scholar best known for her Enemy in the Promised Land, has written another important book in Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt—a book in which she honestly confronts the sorry condition of Christians in Egypt, where the “problems faced by the Christian minority are for many . . . a taboo subject.” Hasan courageously describes the discrimination and harm often visited upon one of Christianity’s oldest communions—the Coptic...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • 'This woman suckered us', said Nixon of Indira Gandhi: Book

    03/01/2010 11:11:42 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 652+ views
    'This woman suckered us', said Nixon of Indira Gandhi: Book New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) "She suckered us. Suckered us.....this woman suckered us." So said an enraged US president Richard Nixon of Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi after learning that war had broken out on the subcontinent on Dec 3, 1971, and Indian forces had made a decisive push towards then East Pakistan that it recognised as Bangladesh three days later. Nixon, who had met Gandhi just a month earlier in Washington, had sought assurances from her that India would not take any precipitate military action pending efforts by the...
  • 1971 War: 'I will give you 30 minutes'

    12/16/2009 5:22:45 AM PST · by cold start · 9 replies · 1,398+ views
    Sify News ^ | 16 Dec 2009 | Ramananda Sengupta
    Thirty-eight years ago today, on a blustery late afternoon in Dhaka, the commander of the Pakistani forces in East Pakistan, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi publicly surrendered to the Indian Army, represented by Lieutenant General Jagjit Singh Aurora. In that now famous picture of the surrender of December 16, 1971 at the Ramna Race Course, there is a man standing on the right, behind Niazi, with his head proudly up, gazing at something over the horizon. He was the man who had masterminded the public surrender. I first met General Jacob-Farj-Rafael Jacob (Jake to his friends) in November 2006, at...
  • Gobin Stair, 96, artist and publisher of Pentagon Papers, dies

    12/01/2008 9:40:10 AM PST · by Borges · 2 replies · 504+ views ^ | 12/01/08 | Casey Meserve
    Gobin Stair, artist and the publisher of the Pentagon Papers, and longtime member of the First Congregational Parish Church of Kingston, died Tuesday night in his sleep. He was 96. Stair was a well-known abstract artist, but made a name for himself as publisher of Beacon Press when he decided to publish the 7,000 pages of the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret Defense Department history of the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The 1971 publishing created questions of credibility in the U.S. government and injured the Nixon administration’s war effort.
  • Mildren, ex-OU quarterback and lieutenant governor, dies at 58

    05/23/2008 3:44:47 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 19 replies · 484+ views
    ESPN ^ | May 22, 2008 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jack Mildren, a former lieutenant governor and the first quarterback in the University of Oklahoma's vaunted wishbone offense, died on Thursday, his brother said. He was 58. Mildren, who had been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer, died at Integris Baptist Medical Center, spokeswoman Brooke Cayot confirmed. Mildren was diagnosed two years ago with cancer but had continued to serve as a vice chairman for Arvest Bank and host a daily sports radio show on WKY 930-AM. Legislators at the state Capitol observed a moment of silence for the former lieutenant governor, who walked the halls there in...
  • To Set The Record Straight

    01/24/2008 8:56:32 PM PST · by The Shrew · 14 replies · 626+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | Henry Mark Holzer
    If John Kerry had been elected President of the United States in November 2004, especially with the incoming majority Democrat Congress, it is highly likely that Iraq would be in the midst of a civil war, Iran’s regional influence would have increased, Israel would be in more jeopardy than it is now, two Supreme Court seats would be occupied by clones of John Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg instead of by John Roberts and Samuel Alito, judicial decisions would have given even more “rights” to enemy combatants, domestic entitlements and earmarks would have skyrocketed, the Bush tax cuts would be...
  • Haiti's 'Baby Doc' Seeks Forgiveness

    09/25/2007 7:33:13 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 196+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-26-2007 | Tom Leonard
    Haiti's 'Baby Doc' seeks forgiveness By Tom Leonard in New York Last Updated: 2:38am BST 26/09/2007 Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, the exiled former dictator of Haiti, has asked his countrymen to forgive "wrongs" committed by his regime. His plea is being seen as a bid to soften opposition to him returning there. In a radio speech recorded in Paris and broadcast across the impoverished Caribbean country, Duvalier urged supporters to rally around his small National Unity Party. It was his first public address in years. Duvalier, 56, took over as ruler of Haiti from his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier,...
  • Pakistan : Repeat of 1971?

    11/27/2007 4:12:29 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 183+ views
    Mainstream weekly,India ^ | 25 November 2007 | Sreedhar
    Pakistan : Repeat of 1971? Sunday 25 November 2007, by Sreedhar Since the declaration of Emergency on November 3, the developments in Pakistan indicate that the country is slowly drifting into a civil war. General Musharraf’s rule is being opposed by two groups—Jehadis on the one hand and defunct political parties and activists of civil society on the other. The latest reports indicate there is even an under- ground movement opposing General Musharraf. According to unconfirmed reports, the Jehadis have captured large parts of the Swat area and Waziristan and they are moving in two directions—some are moving towards Peshawar...
  • Bloging From Laos 1971 (vanity)

    08/13/2007 4:16:58 PM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 5 replies · 398+ views
    8-13-07 | Red_Devil 232
    If AlGore had invented the Internet prior to 1971 I think my Mother would have been an active bloger. She might have been a Freeper. The following are a couple of excerpts from an agenda type of calendar my Mother kept for the year 1971. First, I must set up the situation in which she was chronicling her daily activities and thoughts. I will try my best to keep this short, but to understand her comments you have to have know the background. My father was a career Marine, Master Gunnery Sgt. (E-9), 25 years. He retired in 1963 because...
  • 8 arrested in 1971 cop-killing tied to Black Panthers (updated)

    01/23/2007 11:58:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies · 2,004+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/23/7 | MARCUS WOHLSEN
    San Francisco -- Eight men were arrested Tuesday in the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer that authorities say was part of a black power group's five-year effort to attack and kill law enforcement officers in San Francisco and New York. Police said all eight are believed to be former members of the Black Liberation Army, a violent offshoot of the Black Panther Party. The Aug. 29, 1971 shooting death of Sgt. John V. Young, 51, at a San Francisco police station was one in a series of attacks by BLA members on law enforcement officials on both...
  • The Real John Kerry Finally Stands Up [Atomic Barf Alert!]

    04/24/2006 5:38:43 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 45 replies · 1,508+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 24, 2006 | By Dotty Lynch
    Kerry has the opportunity to lead a movement once again... by rallying a very angry public to force a change in policy. Richard Nixon worried about Kerry's potential as a leader back in the 70s; maybe the new Kerry will finally prove him right.John Kerry came to national attention not because he was a war hero but because he was a dissenter. In 1971, he appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show," testified before Congress, and electrified anti-war rallies with his message that the war was wrong. His phrase, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to...
  • 'Winter Soldier': Cold Days in Hell

    12/10/2005 4:21:52 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 96 replies · 2,097+ views
    the washington post ^ | Friday, December 9, 2005; Page C05 | By Ann Hornaday
    Vietnam Veterans Bare Their Souls In a Searing '72 Documentary See "Winter Soldier." This extraordinary documentary, made in 1972 and having its first theatrical release, not only revisits events during the Vietnam War that have uncanny resonance today but also stands as a riveting example of pure filmic storytelling. An unadorned, black-and-white record of a three-day gathering held in Detroit in 1971, "Winter Soldier" turns the camera on the testimony of former soldiers invited by Vietnam Veterans Against the War to share accounts of atrocities they committed or witnessed. The result is a spellbinding film that achieves impressive power through...
  • Winter Soldier once again reviewed in Washington Post

    12/09/2005 6:34:55 AM PST · by vharlow · 26 replies · 1,437+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/9/2005 | vharlow
    It will come as a surprise to most filmgoers that they've been waiting 30 years to see "Winter Soldier." But now that they have the chance, they won't want to miss it. This extraordinary documentary, having its first theatrical release, not only revisits events during the Vietnam War that have uncanny resonance today but also stands as a riveting example of pure filmic storytelling. An unadorned, black-and-white record of a three-day gathering in Detroit in 1971, "Winter Soldier" turns the camera on the testimony of former soldiers invited by Vietnam Veterans Against the War to share accounts of atrocities they...
  • "Great Exploitation" CARTOON/GRAPHIC featuring John Kerry, still stuck in 1971...

    12/06/2005 10:37:44 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 44 replies · 1,804+ views ^ | 12/7/2005 | IPWGOP
    John Kerry... still hopelessly stuck in the past (it's 1971 all over again...)    (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)  
  • "Tell a lie... Winter Soldier" CARTOON GRAPHIC featuring Joseph Goebbels and John Kerry circa 1971

    08/10/2005 10:49:06 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 2,032+ views ^ | 8/10/2005 | IPWGOP
     (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)  here is a link to the news article thread, posted by FReeper Interesting Times:  
  • 'Indians are bastards anyway'

    06/22/2005 11:32:19 PM PDT · by ttsmi · 2 replies · 564+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 23 Jun 2005
    Even American consul general Archer Blood couldn't take his administration's position any more. In an act of open rebellion, he sent a telegram through the "dissent channel", condemning his country for failing "to denounce the suppression of democracy"; "to denounce atrocities", and for "bending over backwards to placate the West Pakistan-dominated government". "We, as professional public servants express our dissent with current policy and fervently hope that our true and lasting interests here can be defined and our policies redirected in order to salvage our position as a moral leader of the world," the telegram read. Nixon's answer: "Don't squeeze...
  • 'Indians are bastards anyway' - Kissinger (1971)

    06/22/2005 1:17:38 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 29 replies · 1,182+ views
    HUA HIN, Thailand - Indians are "a slippery, treacherous people", said president Richard Nixon. "The Indians are bastards anyway. They are the most aggressive goddamn people around," echoed his assistant for national security affairs, Henry Kissinger. The setting: a White House meeting on July 16, 1971, during the run-up to the India-Pakistan war which ultimately led to the birth of Bangladesh, erstwhile East Pakistan. The US State Department recently declassified some of the Nixon White House tapes and secret documents that bring to light the way in which the Nixon administration went about the Bangladesh saga, reflecting the potential of...
  • State Department conference examining 1971 crisis

    06/21/2005 1:58:57 AM PDT · by ttsmi · 1 replies · 270+ views
    The State Department is holding a two-day conference later this month to examine the South Asian crisis in 1971 and US policy towards the region between 1961 and the year of Pakistan’s dismemberment.
  • Men, Women, and the Invisible

    06/08/2005 5:28:55 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 15 replies · 767+ views
    the GOPNation ^ | June 8, 2005 | Bernard Chapin
    There are few movies that more melodically ring the chimes of discovery than Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 classic, “Straw Dogs.” I made the point of seeing it the other day after coming across a review that condemned its unsavory and animalistic view of human nature. At that point it became a “must see” for me. A few moments past the credits, one comprehends why it so traumatizes our polystyrene (over)sensibilities. There is nothing friendly, forgiving, or welcoming about it. The movie is uncompromising and forces the audience to examine urges which they would deny having. In our age of therapism, such...
  • US vowed to come to China's aid against USSR in 1971 crisis

    05/07/2005 8:34:19 PM PDT · by ttsmi · 17 replies · 740+ views
    Daily Times, Pakistan ^ | May 08, 2005 | Khalid Hasan
    The United States assured China in 1971 after it had encourage it to “menace” India that if the Soviet Union moved against China in support of India, Washington would protect it from the Soviet Union. China, however, chose not to menace India, and the crisis on the subcontinent ended without a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. The papers say that the army crackdown in East Pakistan was “brutal”. The US consulate there reported, “Here in Dacca we are mute and horrified witnesses to a reign of terror by the Pak military.” During the following week, it...
  • FR Exclusive: Flashback -- Kerry Admits to Boston Globe that he Reenacted Combat Scenes (10/1996)

    08/18/2004 9:15:12 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 53 replies · 2,744+ views
    The Boston Globe Stacks -- 10/6/1996 | 08/19/2004 | Self using excepts from Boston Globe Report by Charles Sennott 10/6/1996
    While running for Senate against Bill Weld in 1996, a lot of the same issues that dog Kerry now were part of the political landscape. To placate some concerns, John Kerry allowed reporter Charles Sennott of the Boston Globe to watch five hours of his homemade video that was taken while he was on the Meekong Delta in Vietnam. The article, which is entited: "The making of the candidates: JOHN FORBES KERRY" was published on page A31 of the Globe on 10/6/1996. In it, Kerry admitted that he had used a video camera while in combat and had reenacted many...
  • Soviet vetoes blamed by US for Pakistan's 1971 division

    02/28/2005 1:36:19 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 104 replies · 1,603+ views
    Dawn ^ | 28 February 2005 Monday | Dawn
    WASHINGTON, Feb 27: The United States believed that an overwhelming majority of UN members were against the division of Pakistan in 1971 but Russian vetoes prevented the world body from playing any role in the crisis. This assessment is included in a set of classified documents the US State Department released this week to the media on US relations with the United Nations from 1969 to 1972. Summing up the UN role during the 1971 crisis, the US permanent mission at the United Nations informs the State Department: "On Dec 7, the UN General Assembly, acting under the Uniting for...
  • Jewish General who led Indian army to victory in 1971

    02/16/2005 10:36:40 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies · 4,497+ views
    The Canadian Jewish news ^ | 17/2/05 | SHELDON KIRSHNER
    Jewish general led Indian army in 1971 war By SHELDON KIRSHNER In the annals of modern warfare, the 1971 war between India and Pakistan is regarded as a template of brilliance. Within 13 days, the Indian army routed Pakistan in one of the swiftest campaigns of the 20th century. Occasionally compared to Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six Day War, and studied at military academies as a textbook example of efficient planning, the Indo-Pakistan war gave rise to a new state, Bangladesh, and established India as a regional superpower. The major general who masterminded and spearheaded India’s offensive, and who...
  • Where were you 34 years ago?

    02/08/2005 8:21:37 PM PST · by al baby · 220 replies · 3,934+ views
    Culled | Feb.8 05 | Self
    TIME   February 9, 1971 / 6:01 am PST LOCATION   34° 24.67' N, 118° 24.04' W MAGNITUDE   MW6.6 DEPTH:    8.4 km TYPE OF FAULTING  thrust - ANIMATION FAULT INVOLVED   San Fernando fault zone; minor offset reported on the eastern Santa Susana fault zone Also known as the Sylmar Earthquake, this earthquake occurred on the San Fernando fault zone, a zone of thrust faulting which broke the surface in the Sylmar-San Fernando Area. The total surface rupture was roughly 19 km (12 miles) long. The maximum slip was up to 2 meters (6 feet). The earthquake caused over $500 million in property...
  • THE VETS ATTACK(Viet Nam Vets are exonerated...finally!)

    11/06/2004 9:24:53 AM PST · by kellynla · 74 replies · 1,997+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/15/2004 Issue | Newsweek Staff
    Nov. 15 issue - The attack of the swift boat vets did not catch the Kerry campaign by surprise, not entirely at least. Kerry's operatives had worried from the beginning that some right-wing group would try to use his old Vietnam antiwar speeches against him. In the summer of 2003 the Kerry campaign had quietly made some inquiries with C-Span, asking the cable network not to release old videotapes of Kerry as an angry young vet fulminating about war crimes and atrocities. Portions of his sometimes overwrought testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971 could be twisted into...
  • Kerry's real record as an antiwar activist

    10/31/2004 7:34:34 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 9 replies · 579+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 1, 2004 | Joshua Muravchik
    Copyright 2004 The Weekly Standard The Weekly Standard November 1, 2004 - November 8, 2004 SECTION: ARTICLES Vol. 10 No. 8 LENGTH: 1851 words HEADLINE: Never Apologize, Never Explain; From the November 1 / November 8, 2004 issue: John Kerry's real record as an antiwar activist. BYLINE: Joshua Muravchik, The Weekly Standard BODY: JOHN KERRY SAYS HE IS "PROUD" of his activities in opposition to the Vietnam War. Why, then, have he and his spokesmen consistently misrepresented them? Indeed the Kerry camp has been so effective in obscuring this history that both the New York Times and the Washington Post...
  • FBI Files, John Kerry, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, read it here, over 40 links.

    10/26/2004 5:18:15 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 30 replies · 2,238+ views
    FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW and John Kerry | Late 1971 - early 1972- November 1971 | FBI files concerning VVAW and John Kerry
    VVAW, FBI files and John Kerry, What I have found 1. “On September 30, 1971, Robert Malone, Chief of Police, University of Nevada, advised Kerry’s speech at the University was sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, and that he was paid $1,200.00, including expenses for his appearance.” Kerry is paid for VVAW speeches, pg 25 2. VVAW pickets restaurant because owner refuses to serve long haired, barefoot and dirty veterans in his place of business. It is also noted that the organization encourages the use of narcotics. VVAW pickets restaurant, pg 28-29 3. VVAW distributes literature...
  • Kerry Made Revolutionary Warning Before VVAW Assassination of Senators Meeting

    10/24/2004 5:46:46 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 10 replies · 944+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Oct 22, 2004 | HUMAN EVENTS
    A week before he attended a 1971 meeting of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War in Kansas City--at which a plan to assassinate U.S. political leaders was debated and dismissed--John Kerry told reporters he could envision a scenario in which "those who are talking about seizing it (the government) will have every right to go after it." At the same time, Kerry stressed he was opposed to violence. Kerry would later falsely insist he resigned from VVAW in June 1971, six months before he attended the now-notorious Kansas City gathering. [snip] A week later, on Nov. 12-15, 1971, according to...
  • The Speech John O'Neill Wasn't Allowed to Give

    10/22/2004 9:50:57 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 47 replies · 2,594+ views ^ | October 22, 2004 | Max Friedman
    Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause - honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle. -- President Abraham Lincoln, December 2, 1863 In 1971, a Vietnam veteran wrote a speech defending the honor of the servicemen and women who served in that war and its surrounding theaters of operation. He hoped to present it before Congress,...
  • Kerry Involved in 1971 Anti-war Plot to Assassinate U.S. Senators?

    10/18/2004 8:24:11 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 11 replies · 1,019+ views
    VVAK ^ | March 15, 2004 | THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB
    New Witness: Kerry Was Present at Dark Plot MeetingGroup Debated and Voted Down Plan To Assassinate Senators By THOMAS H. LIPSCOMBOregon MagazineMarch 15, 2004 Another witness has come forward to attest that John Kerry was at a November 1971 meeting of Vietnam Veterans Against the War at which the group debated and voted down a plan to assassinate senators who supported the Vietnam War. A Kerry campaign spokesman, David Wade, has said Mr. Kerry did not attend the Kansas City meeting, and Kerry biographer Douglas Brinkley has said Mr. Kerry told him he was a "no show." "Kerry may have...
  • Kerry Stands By His 1971 Testimony (and Says Every Document of History Shows He Told the Truth)

    10/17/2004 6:06:29 PM PDT · by freespirited · 20 replies · 1,204+ views
    All, Today's Des Moines Register includes an interview with John Kerry. We can't post from the Register on FR, so I'm writing this up as a vanity. At one point the reporters ask him, "What are the main mistakes you’ve made during your time in public office?" Kerry actually proposes broadening the question to include the period before he entered public office, saying "Oh, gosh. Can I include before I got in? Because that was a big mistake. I mean, how I got in was a mistake." After digressing a bit (to take a shot at Justice Scalia), Kerry explains...