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  • Abrams calls for removal of Confederate faces off Stone Mountain

    08/16/2017 12:18:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 96 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 8/16/17 | Gregg Bluestein
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three Confederate war leaders on the face of state-owned Stone Mountain, saying it “remains a blight on our state and should be removed.” “We must never celebrate those who defended slavery and tried to destroy the union,” Abrams said in a series of tweets posted early Tuesday, a response to the deadly violence sparked by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Va.
  • The US is looking at a major tank upgrade, but a weapon to counter it may already be out there

    06/12/2017 12:49:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Monday, 12 June, 2017 | Christopher Woody
    The US Army is considering various systems to better shield tanks and armored vehicles from RPGs, antitank missiles, and other enemy fire. But the latest version of the RPG, a staple in the arsenals of Russia and other forces, may already be a step ahead of the active-protection systems the US may soon adopt. The Pentagon has purchased active-protection systems to test out on Abrams tanks and Bradley and Stryker armoured vehicles, and may even mount them on lighter vehicles, like the successor to the Humvee, according to a report from Scout Warrior. “The Army is looking at a range...
  • Trump Vetoes Neocon for State Department Post

    02/12/2017 5:11:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    President Donald Trump has squashed Eliot Abrams’ hopes of being picked for a crucial State Department post. Abrams had emerged as a possible contender for Deputy Secretary of State, it was reported on Monday, and even met with Trump to discuss the position, according to Politico. Trump, however, reportedly vetoed Abrams’ appointment after learning Abrams had been a vocal critic during the campaign. Abrams, a Republican Establishment neoconservative, was incredibly hostile toward Trump’s campaign and its America first message. “This was Donald Trump’s thin skin and nothing else,” a Republican source reportedly told Politico. But it’s not difficult to see...
  • Elliott Abrams To Be Deputy Secretary Of State As Heads Explode Across The Left And Alt-Right

    02/05/2017 10:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/05/2017
    Wow. Talk about a blast from the past. Tillerson expected to pick Elliot Abrams as Deputy at State. Former Reagan State Dept official experienced conservative knows the Dept— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) February 4, 2017 And I can’t resist:For the youngsters out there, Elliott Abrams began his diplomatic life as Ronald Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. He achieved fame, however, for pleading guilty to some misdemeanor charges of lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra witch hunt. However he achieved immortality in the left’s Pantheon of boogeymen for his work killing commies in Central America.He was...
  • ‘Look for Hospitals as Targets’ American “Bombing of Hospitals Called Routine.” 1973

    06/04/2016 1:03:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    thenation.com ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2015 | Greg Grandin
    Bombing of Hospitals Called Routine.” That was the August 9, 1973, Newsday coverage of congressional hearings on “clandestine U.S. air and ground activities in Cambodia and Laos”: U.S. commanders in Vietnam placed no restrictions on ground or air attacks against Viet Cong or North Vietnamese hospitals a Senate committee was told yesterday by several Vietnam veterans. In direct testimony and in letters, the veterans said hospitals often were considered targets rather than areas to be avoided as required by the Geneva convention on warfare.… The committee also has been trying to determine who ordered a dual reporting system in which...
  • No News is Bad News in the Bergdahl Case

    11/24/2015 12:04:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Perhaps the most obvious sign that the Bowe Bergdahl desertion case has been irrevocably corrupted by President Obama's improper (and illegal) command influence is the unexplained and inordinate delays in processing and completing the case. As I explained here, military justice generally differs from the civilian model in its alacrity, because the military's mission requires that criminal cases be handled honestly but swiftly, lest good order and discipline disappear. This is especially true in the case of pure military offenses, like those against Bergdahl It has been over a month since Bergdahl's attorneys leaked the results of the Article 32...
  • US Shocked To Find Russian Machine Gun With Iranian Ammo Attached To Abrams Tank

    10/18/2015 7:01:22 AM PDT · by frithguild · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/18/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Needless to say, what’s happening in Syria is a nightmare for those who have been forced by circumstance to bear witness to the intractable violence. The plight of the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the country is unfathomable and the situation facing those who remain is even worse. For military and political strategists in Washington, Syria’s civil war represents a different kind of nightmare. The Russia-Iran nexus is just about the worst possible outcome for the US, whose status as global hegemon was already fading in the face of an ascendant China. Put simply, the partnership between Washington’s two...
  • Video shows Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting American M1 tank

    01/28/2015 9:44:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 28, 2015 | By Bill Roggio & Caleb Weiss
    A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a large Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting weapons, troops, and armored vehicles to the front to fight the Islamic State. Several American-made military vehicles, including an M1 Abrams tank, M113 armored personnel carriers, Humvees, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP), as well as Iranian-made Safir 4x4s and technicals (armed pickup trucks) are in the convoy. The Hezbollah Brigades is US-designated foreign terrorist organization that has been involved in killing American soldiers in Iraq. At one point in the video, a transport truck is shown carrying an M1 Abrams tank. The Hezbollah Brigades' flag...
  • General Dynamics to beat out Germany for Saudi tank deal-report

    07/12/2013 4:37:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jul 12, 2013
    General Dynamics to beat out Germany for Saudi tank deal-report (Reuters) - U.S. defence firm General Dynamics is in talks to deliver battle tanks to Saudi Arabia, beating out German rival Krauss-Maffei Wegmann for the lucrative deal, a German newspaper reported. Handelsblatt daily cited industry sources as saying on Friday that a deal for Saudi Arabia to buy M1 Abrams tanks from General Dynamics was already in sight. General Dynamics and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann were not immediately available for comment. There has been speculation for months that Saudi Arabia could order more than 200 Leopard 2 tanks from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, though...
  • Analysis: George Zimmerman Probably Won't Be Convicted Of Murder Or Manslaughter -- Here's Why

    07/08/2013 3:14:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Dan Abrams
    I drew a legal conclusion on "Good Morning America" Saturday that would have surprised the Dan Abrams who covered the George Zimmerman case leading up to, and shortly after, his arrest.
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regimeÂ’s chemical weapons and whether SyriaÂ’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after AssadÂ’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on SyriaÂ’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after IsraelÂ’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • Saudi, Egypt orders to keep US tank plant running

    05/12/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/12/12 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    The U.S. Army says a decision by Saudi Arabia to have Abrams tanks assembled at a Lima, Ohio plant run by General Dynamics Corp will help maintain a low level of production at the plant despite a planned three-year halt in U.S. orders. General Dynamics is expected to receive $755 million in orders this year to convert old M1A1 tanks owned by Saudi Arabia to a "like new" M1A2S configuration at the Lima plant, instead of shipping kits for assembly in Saudi Arabia, as originally planned, Army officials said. The company will also receive about $650 million for continued work...
  • Elliott Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt

    01/27/2012 9:38:08 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    As Ronald Reagan used to say: Well. Yesterday we took note of former Reagan State Department official Elliott Abrams' piece over at NRO that went after Newt Gingrich on his relationship with Reagan. While voting regularly with Reagan as a young congressman from Georgia, Gingrich, claimed Abrams, "often spewed insulting rhetoric at Reagan, his top aides and his policies to defeat Communism." Abrams then goes on to cite " a famous floor statement Gingrich made on March 21, 1986." Or sort of cites it. In fact, I'm sorry to say, what appears to be going on here is that Elliott...
  • Greece examining ‘free’ US tank offer

    12/07/2011 10:09:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Greece examining ‘free’ US tank offer ATHENS — Cash-strapped Greece is considering a free offer of hundreds of redundant M1A1 Abrams tanks extended by the US government, the Greek army said on Wednesday. “This is a free offer,” army spokesman Yiannis Sifakis told AFP. “A delegation of officers has travelled to the United States to examine tanks in storage; we are departing on the premise of picking 400 of them,” he said. “The only cost will be that of transport, which is estimated in the region of eight million euros ($11 million),” the spokesman added. Ta Nea daily reported that...
  • Despite revolution, US set to approve tank sales to Egypt

    07/08/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/08/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Despite revolution, US set to approve tank sales to Egypt By YAAKOV KATZ 07/08/2011 18:21 If approved, the deal would increase the number of Abrams tanks in Egypt from around 1,000 to 1,13; Congress must approve deal. Despite the recent revolution in Egypt and continued anti-government demonstrations there on Friday, the United States signaled this week that it plans to continue business as usual when it comes to arms sales to the Egyptian Military. On Friday, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible sale of 125 M1A1 Abrams tank to Egypt – the first large arms deal...
  • Factbox: Most U.S. aid to Egypt goes to military

    01/30/2011 9:16:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 29, 2011 | Susan Cornwell & Jim Wolf
    Factbox: Most U.S. aid to Egypt goes to military (Reuters) - The United States has given Egypt an average of $2 billion annually since 1979, much of it military aid, according to the Congressional Research Service. The combined total makes Egypt the second largest recipient of U.S. aid after Israel. The White House said on Friday it would review U.S. aid to Egypt based on events in the coming days amid mass protests aimed at ending President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Here are some facts about the aid: -- In 2010, $1.3 billion went to strengthen Egyptian forces versus $250...
  • Egypt Protests Show George W. Bush Was Right About Freedom in the Arab World

    01/28/2011 6:29:12 PM PST · by kristinn · 100 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 28, 2011 | Eliott Abrams
    "Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never to know freedom and never even to have a choice in the matter?"... "Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe - because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty," Bush said. "As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish,...
  • Iraqi army builds up first tank division (M1A1 Abrams)

    12/27/2010 7:02:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Iraqi army builds up first tank division Published: Dec. 21, 2010 BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The new Iraqi army has started building up its armored forces with the first batch of 140 U.S.-built M1A1 Abrams main battle tank, the same type that crushed Saddam Hussein's military in March 2003. The 9th Armored Division, based near Baghdad, will be the spearhead of an army that will likely have a strength of more than 300,000 troops in up to 20 divisions, six of them armored. That's a far cry from the 1 million-man army, with 5,500 mainly Soviet- built T-72 and...
  • Is the Louisiana forest monster Super 8 viral marketing?

    12/11/2010 8:15:30 AM PST · by Raymann · 10 replies
    io9.com ^ | Dec 11, 2010 | Cyriaque Lama
    Is the Louisiana forest monster Super 8 viral marketing? Remember yesterday's creeptastic news report about a ghoul shambling through the Louisiana woods? Bad news, cryptid fans — this creature is now being pegged as some extraterrestrial horror from the Steven Spielberg-produced and J.J. Abrams-directed alien flick Super 8. According to Movieweb, this image is Super 8 viral marketing that began on a hunting supply site's Facebook page and wended its way to mainstream media: It first appeared on Wildgame Innovation's Facebook page. It is a picture reportedly snapped by a deer hunter on a reserve in Berwick, near Morgan City,...