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  • Latest Obamacare casualty: 100 workers at Smith & Nephew

    02/01/2013 3:13:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Washington ^ | 2/1/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Global medical technology firm Smith & Nephew announced Thursday the layoff of almost 100 workers at its Tennessee and Massachusetts plants — and placed blame for the drawdown firmly at the feet of Obamacare. The London-based company makes orthopedic reconstruction products. It faces a 2.3 percent tax on its medical devices, due to Obamacare mandates, Fox News reports. In a statement, the company said: “Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into or business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites,” according to Fox...
  • Japan dead, missing near 21,000 amid atomic crisis

    03/20/2011 7:04:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    AFP ^ | 03/20/11 | Olivia Hampton
    Japan dead, missing near 21,000 amid atomic crisis by Olivia Hampton 1 hr 15 mins ago KAMAISHI, Japan (AFP) – Workers were close to restoring power to a nuclear plant's overheating reactors on Sunday as the toll of dead or missing from Japan's worst natural disaster in nearly a century neared 21,000. Amid the devastation on the northeast coast left by a March 11 quake and tsunami, police reported an astonishing tale of survival with the discovery of an 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson alive under the rubble. "Their temperatures were quite low but they were conscious. Details of...
  • The First Casualty Of War is Truth

    01/09/2011 5:59:31 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies · 3+ views
    Quotations Page ^ | 09 January 2011
    The quote "The First Casualty of War is Truth" has been attributed to the Greek Tragic Dramatist. We are now facing this very concept in the Giffords shooting. Almost all initial reaction to this event are outright lies as to motive and attribution to cause. However, by the time the truth is discovered, lies and falsehood will have done their damage. Democrats will strive to make sure everyone who disagree with their Godless philosophy is pictured as having potential to violence. You might all keep in mind this quote, which is very true: There are no warlike people--just warlike leaders.~Ralph...
  • U.S. Army Second Lieutenant Michael E. McGahan Laid To Rest ANC

    06/29/2010 7:20:45 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/29/2010 | Susan Bainbridge
    On June 28, 2010, Second Lieutenant Michael E. McGahan was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The horse drawn caisson led Second Lt. McGahan to his final resting place. Following behind, were family, friends and colleagues. He was 23 years old. His hometown was Orlando, Florida. Second Lt. McGahan died June 6, 2010 in Khogyani district, Nangarhar providence, Afghanistan. He died from gunshot injuries caused by an enemy forces attack on his unit. At the time of the assault, McGahan's platoon was investigating reports of an unmanned aircraft. McGahan, who came from a military background, with both grandfathers serving...
  • General Calls Civilian Casualty Reports ‘Groundless’

    03/12/2010 3:56:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 186+ views
    KABUL, March 12, 2010 – Reports of civilian casualties resulting from military operations this week in Afghanistan are “completely groundless,” a senior official of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said here today. On March 10, an international security force unit patrolling in southern Afghanistan came under small-arms fire from an insurgent position. The patrol returned fire and requested support from ISAF aircraft. Reports from the patrol, after they inspected the area, confirmed that one insurgent had been killed. The patrol also verified that no civilians were in the area, and that no civilian property was damaged during the...
  • ISAF Officials Express Regret Over Civilian Casualty

    01/29/2010 3:40:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 83+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2010 – International Security Assistance Force officials in Afghanistan expressed regret today for the death of a religious leader who was killed when an ISAF convoy fired on what appeared to be a threatening vehicle. "Despite all the measures that we put in place to ensure the safety of the Afghan people, regrettable incidents such as this one can occur,” ISAF spokesman Brig Gen. Eric Tremblay of the Canadian army said. “On behalf of ISAF, I express my sincere regrets for this loss of life and convey my deepest condolences to his family." A thorough investigation is...
  • Surprising Study On Terrorism: Al-Qaida Kills Eight Times More Muslims Than Non-Muslims

    12/06/2009 4:42:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 760+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 12/03/09 | Yassin Musharbash
    Surprising Study On Terrorism Al-Qaida Kills Eight Times More Muslims Than Non-Muslims By Yassin Musharbash Few would deny that Muslims too are victims of Islamist terror. But a new study by the Combating Terrorism Center in the US has shown that an overwhelming majority of al-Qaida victims are, in fact, co-religionists. In the battle against unbelievers, can one also kill Muslims? Even the terror network al-Qaida is troubled by this question. A leading al-Qaida ideologue for the terror network, Abu Yahya al-Libi, has developed his own theologically-based theory of collateral damage that allows militants to kill Muslims when it is...
  • Firefight Between North and South Korean Navy This Morning: Causualty Unknown

    11/09/2009 7:19:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 119 replies · 7,148+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/10/09
    Firefight Between North and South Korean Navy This Morning: Causualty Unknown Happened on the morning of Nov. 10 at NLL. N. Korean patrol boats went over NLL to the south. Warning shots fired, but ignored. S. Korean navy fired at N. Korean ship. N. Koreans returned fire.
  • In Remembrance: Michelle Renee Bratton

    09/11/2009 8:14:57 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 374+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 09/11/2009 | Bill Turner
    Michelle did not die curing cancer, saving the rain forest, or protecting the lives of others. Michelle died for the very thing B. Hussein Obama is trying to destroy, capitalism. As you go about your day today, as you go about your life, each and every day, remember what it is that made America the greatest nation in the world, people like Michelle, who participated in capitalism, lived their lives to the fullest and made the American dream their dream.
  • Most wanted Taliban leader in ‘death throes’

    07/12/2009 6:57:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 1,647+ views
    Gulf Times ^ | 07/11/09
    Most wanted Taliban leader in ‘death throes’ The leader of Taliban militants in Swat Valley has been critically wounded and is close to death, a report quoting the BBC said yesterday. The information about Maulana Fazlullah confirms statements from senior government and security officials. A former village cleric, Fazlullah founded the branch of the Taliban movement which eventually took over the Swat Valley. After a recent offensive, the Army said it had almost defeated rebels in that sector of the northwest. The government said it had regained control of the region. The information about Maulana Falzullah was gathered from interviews...
  • What the Presidential Election Says About Each State's Investment In The War On Terror

    03/12/2009 7:52:15 PM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 288+ views
    Conservative Brawler ^ | March 12, 2009 | Conservative Brawler
    Liberals love to say, "When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die." The supposition, of course, is that rich people only want war because the poor do the fighting for them. Certainly, if you look at each state's mean household income, 18 of the 25 states with the lowest median household income are also amongst the 25 states with the highest casualty rate per capita in The War on Terror. But what did the presidential election suggest about the politics of the poor and their opinion of the War on Terror? http://conservativebrawler.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-presidential-election-says-about.html
  • The Pakistani Stumbling Block

    07/21/2008 9:23:11 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 62+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 21, 2008 | Rachel Paulk
    The Pakistani Stumbling Block by: Rachel Paulk, July 21, 2008 The largest obstacle facing the NATO troops in Afghanistan is Pakistan. Afghanistan’s most volatile area is its porous northeastern border with Pakistan because the mountainous terrain prohibits enforcement of a secure border between the two countries. This terrain also provides safe breeding ground for the terrorist organizations forced to relocate. Osama bin Laden hid in this area following the Taliban’s removal from serious control of the country after the September 11, 2001 attacks. On the other side of the border, Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) contains poor ethnic tribes...
  • US Iraq war hero Joseph Dwyer dies of apparent drugs overdose

    07/20/2008 5:48:50 PM PDT · by LuxMaker · 29 replies · 252+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 09/07/2008 | Tom Leonard
    A US army medic who became a symbol of American heroism and integrity in the Iraq war has died of an apparent drugs overdose.
  • Hundreds dead in Tibet unrest: parliament-in-exile

    03/17/2008 4:39:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 442+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/17/08
    Hundreds dead in Tibet unrest: parliament-in-exile 1 hour, 29 minutes ago Tibet's prime minister-in-exile said Monday that around 100 people have died in unrest in the Chinese-ruled region, while the Tibetan parliament reported hundreds killed. "It's very difficult to have precise numbers, but I think it's almost close to the number of 100," Samdhong Rinpoche told reporters in Dharamshala, home to the Dalai Lama and the seat of the exiled Tibetan government and parliament. "We are requesting the international community and the United Nations send delegations or commissions inside Tibet," he added. The Tibetan parliament in the northern Indian hilltop...
  • Sgt. James J. Regan, who was killed in Iraq in February(Sad Picture)

    07/11/2007 9:14:40 PM PDT · by Zilch · 28 replies · 2,652+ views
    Arlington National Cemetery Site ^ | February 12, 2007 | various
    Mary McHugh visited the grave of her finanće, Sgt. James J. Regan, who was killed in Iraq in February
  • U.N. and Iraq dispute casualty count

    04/25/2007 8:39:02 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 3 replies · 265+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed Apr 25, 2007 | ROBERT H. REID
    BAGHDAD - U.N. officials accused Iraq on Wednesday of withholding civilian death figures to try to deflect attention from escalating violence and a worsening humanitarian crisis despite the U.S.-led Baghdad security crackdown. Those conclusions by the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq drew a sharp rebuke from the Iraq's political leadership, which called the report "unbalanced" and said it raised questions about the credibility of the U.N. staff in Iraq. The clashing views over the document — which covered three months ending March 31 — reflect a wider debate that goes beyond attempts to tally the bloodshed: whether the Baghdad security...
  • Around 30 Taliban killed in clashes with NATO, Afghan forces(1,000 Taliban killed this year)

    08/25/2006 5:06:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 434+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/23/06
    Around 30 Taliban killed in clashes with NATO, Afghan forces Wed Aug 23, 1:06 PM ET Afghan soldiers fought back Taliban who stormed an isolated outpost, killing 18 rebels, while NATO forces bombed 11 more who were moving into position for attack. The Taliban fighters charged an Afghan army outpost before dawn in relatively calm Zabul province, setting off a fierce gun battle which left 18 attackers dead, a top Afghan army commander said. An Afghan soldier was also killed and three wounded in the attack 70 kilometres (43 miles) north of the provincial capital Qalat, said General Rahmatullah Raufi,...
  • All-Druse unit returns without single casualty

    08/14/2006 10:56:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1,172+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 0:49 | YAAKOV KATZ
    They hiked over 40 kilometers, killed close to 20 Hizbullah guerrillas and spent 32 days in Lebanon without a single casualty. But on Monday, soldiers from the Herev Battalion emerged from battle, sweaty, dusty and tired making history twice - as the first battalion to enter Lebanon and the one to spend the longest amount of time deep in enemy territory under Operation Change of Direction. The battalion, consisting strictly of Druse soldiers from northern Israel, was on its way to take control of the northern border with Lebanon on July 12, when Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were kidnapped...
  • N Korean flood toll thought to be 10,000(regime breaker in the making?)

    08/02/2006 5:12:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies · 1,616+ views
    N Korean flood toll thought to be 10,000 Up to 10,000 North Koreans are believed dead or missing in what Pyongyang's official media is describing as the worst flooding in a century, a respected South Korean humanitarian group says. "About 4,000 people are now listed as missing, and we expect the final toll of dead and missing to reach 10,000," the independent aid group Good Friends said. North Korea's official media has so far admitted that hundreds of people are dead or missing after the country was battered by heavy rainfall for nearly two weeks from July 10. Seoul-based Good...
  • 3,000 dead and missing after N Korea floods(roads railways detroyed)

    07/29/2006 2:52:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,162+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/26/06
    3,000 dead and missing after N Korea floods Published: Thursday, 27 July, 2006, 01:16 PM Doha Time SEOUL: Nearly 3,000 North Koreans were believed dead or missing in floods and landslides after torrential rains hit the impoverished country, a respected South Korean human rights group said yesterday. Monsoon downpours caused much more damage than the secretive North’s state media have claimed, said Good Friends, an independent rights group that in the past has provided accurate information about the isolated communist country. “North Korea has suffered really severe damage from recent rains, with nearly 3,000 people known to have been recorded...
  • The Civilian Casualty Fable II: What Haditha Reveals

    06/26/2006 3:25:52 PM PDT · by Logic Times · 6 replies · 630+ views
    Logic Times ^ | 6-26-06 | Aslan
    The Civilian Casualty Fable II: What Haditha Reveals Haditha does not reveal what anti-war liberals want it to reveal: the savagery of an unwelcome and fatigued U.S. military and a war out of control. Oddly enough, they are entirely unaware that their obsession with Haditha is in fact an admission that the civilian casualty figures tossed around these last three years are, and have always been, propaganda. This civilian casualty fable began with the Lancet study in the fall of 2004, which claimed 100,000 civilian dead and painted a picture of indiscriminate U.S. military destruction: "Making conservative assumptions, we think...
  • N. Korea: Huge Train Crash in Last April due to Communication Failure(update on 1000-victim crash)

    06/05/2006 5:36:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 589+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 06/05/06 | Kim Young-jin
    /begin my translationN. Korea: Huge Train Crash in Last April due to Communication Failure A N. Korean railroad source, "270 soldiers, 400 civilians dead" [2006-06-05 17:46] The crash site in a red circle above. The light brown region is Gowon County. It is revealed that the huge train crash in last April at Gowon, S. Hamkyong Province, killing hundreds of N. Korean soldiers, was caused by endemic problems of N. Korean railroad system such as communication failure and shortage of electricity. We were told that 270 soldiers and 400 civilians were killed by this accident. A source from the Locomotive Unit...
  • Marine officer a "political casualty" of Haditha investigation

    06/01/2006 1:51:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 2,894+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/06 | Thomas Watkins - ap
    A Marine captain who was relieved of command after members of his battalion allegedly shot and killed civilians in Haditha, Iraq, said he became a "political casualty" as senior commanders at Camp Pendleton scrambled to defuse an explosive situation. "It makes my blood boil to see my name lumped in with this massacre, when I was in a different city not playing any role in this incident," Capt. James Kimber told The Associated Press. Kimber, 33, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., was one of three officers relieved of command last month and reassigned to new duties for what the Marines said...
  • Indonesia earthquake kills approx. 3,500

    05/26/2006 11:45:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 85 replies · 4,983+ views
    AP ^ | 05/27/06
    Back to Story - Help Indonesia earthquake kills nearly 450 By IRWAN FIRDAUS, Associated Press Writer 6 minutes ago A powerful earthquake flattened buildings in central Indonesia early Saturday, killing nearly 450 people, injuring thousands of others and leaving hospitals appealing for help. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 5:54 a.m. near the southwest of the city of Yogyakarta, 250 miles east of the capital, Jakarta, as many people slept, causing death and damage there and in at least two other nearby towns, officials said. In the chaos that followed the quake, rumors of an impending tsunami sent thousands of...
  • Hundreds farewell Private Kovco

    05/01/2006 10:41:34 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 163+ views
    The body of Private Jacob Kovco has been buried at the Sale cemetery in eastern Victoria. The 25-year-old was shot in Iraq two weeks ago and a mix-up in returning the body to Australia delayed the service until today. Private Kovco's wife, Shelley, gave an emotional impromptu speech during the service. "You either laugh or you cry or something, just a part of you with us every day," she said. A colleague, Corporal Alex Rhodes, spoke of Private Kovco's fun loving nature and dedication to duty. "Mate, soft wind, clear skies and soft landing. We're going to miss you," he...
  • Is there any good news from Iraq?

    11/08/2005 7:22:35 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 2 replies · 165+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | 11-8-05 | www.hotchicken.com
    A quick search of the headlines on Iraq revealed that four US soldiers were killed in a suicide attack, another soldier died in a roadside bomb, and several Rangers are accused of mistreating detainees. The anti-war demonstrations after the Pentagon released the name of the 2,000 solider killed in Iraq was the top story on TV news in Los Angeles even though 500 people out of a local population of over 5 million showed up. Is it just me, or does the American public just not care about what is going on in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • A Dreaded Knock on the Door

    08/26/2005 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Coop · 93 replies · 2,012+ views
    Heroes and Traitors ^ | 8/26/05 | Jack Stone
    Casualty Notification OfficersPittsburgh Post-Gazette photo We've likely all envisioned ourselves as the sympathetic military family members behind the front door, opening it to the worst possible news - the loss of a loved one, often a spouse or child. Generally not a word need be said; simply the sight of sharply attired airmen emerging from a vehicle or spit'n polish sailors standing on the front porch tells bereaved family members more than they'd ever want to know. Although these messengers have rehearsed their tragic lines repeatedly, they often never get to utter a syllable before intended recipients break down. Still,...
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE WIIL COME ALIVE IN 2005

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 28 JAN 2005 | TIMOTHY SNODGRASS
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • 8 Marines Killed in Iraq's Anbar Province

    12/13/2004 7:31:50 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 856+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Eight U.S. Marines were killed in two separate incidents in Iraq's restive Anbar province, the military said Monday, a day after American warplanes pounded Fallujah with missiles as insurgents battled coalition forces in the city.The deaths equaled the highest number of Marines killed in a single day since a car bomb killed eight outside Fallujah on Oct. 30, which was the deadliest attack against the U.S. military in nearly six months.Also Monday, thirteen people died and 15 were injured in a suicide attack at an entrance to the Green Zone in Baghdad that houses Iraq's interim...
  • The high casualty rate in Iraq is a lie. (Vanity)

    10/07/2004 11:18:24 AM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 249 replies · 2,871+ views
    Self | 10/07/04 | JusticeTalion
    I got to thinking about the claims of the high casualty rate of “the wrong war, at the wrong time, in the wrong place”, as John Kerry is fond of calling it and it lead me to do a bit of digging. I didn’t think I was going bonkers and I was right.I worked up the chart below using figures as reasonably up-to-date as I could find. The Democrats are using another scare tactic, like saying President Bush will reinstate the draft when in fact the Democrats authored it, that any inquisitive person can discover is a lie. In fact,...
  • N. Korea: 1997 Train Disaster Claims Death Toll of 2,400 People

    04/23/2004 6:24:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 176+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/04/01 | N/A
    1997 Train Disaster Claims Death Toll of 2,400 People North Korean railroad trains, due to obsolete tracks and diminishing funding, have long been exposed to danger. In 1997, a passenger train that departed from Haeju, South Hwanghae Province, and headed to Manpo, Jagang Province, derailed on a bridge on a descending slope called Kaegogae Hill between Huichon and Chonchon, and plunged into the valley tens of meters below. It was a horrible disaster, leaving few people alive. Passengers were packed into the train like sardines. People's Army units stationed nearby were mobilized to look after the aftermath, with no villagers...
  • S. Korea: Iri Station Explosion in '77(A parallel to Explosion in Ryongchon, N.K.)

    04/23/2004 4:22:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 186+ views
    Hanhwa History ^ | N/A | N/A
    S. Korea: Iri Station Explosion in '77 The Aftermath of Iri Explosion, which occurred on Nov.11, 1977 Around 9:15pm on Nov. 11, 1977, 30 tons of dynamite(1,214 boxes) and 280kg of detonators(36 boxes) went off in a huge explosion, which were in the 11th box car of the freight train No. 1,011. It was parked at the 4th track in Iri Train Station located at 2nd St., Chang-in Dong, Iri City, N. Cholla Province(, S. Korea) (my note: the train was a munition transport train for the military.) As of afternoon of Nov. 12, 51 were killed and 1,215 were...
  • Prayers For Dead Buddy

    04/08/2004 7:53:24 PM PDT · by arjay · 99 replies · 1,187+ views
    The Sun ^ | 4/22/04 | Unknown
    Tender moment ... US Marines pray over fallen buddy GRIEF-stricken US Marines huddle together in prayer over the body of a dead pal yesterday. For a few precious moments of mourning the tough troopers turned from the fury of battle at Fallujah to bid him farewell. The Marines had fought hard to keep their buddy alive. They had bound his head wound after he was hit by shrapnel, then defied enemy fire to carry him to a first-aid post. But nothing could save him. Mercy dash ... US soldier carried to safety The casualty was among more than 40 Americans...
  • 500th casualty puts focus on the rising toll of war (FL Sun Sentinel prepares to surrender!)

    01/18/2004 4:50:30 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 10 replies · 264+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 18 2004 | Bruce Stanley
    BAGHDAD, Iraq · With 500 Americans dead in the Iraq conflict, the mounting casualty toll that has made this the deadliest U.S. war since Vietnam could intensify criticism of the U.S. occupation and provide ammunition to Democrats seeking to take on President Bush in November. The 500 figure is mostly symbolic, yet it adds to the urgency of Bush administration efforts to seek U.N. help in sharing the burden for stabilizing and rebuilding Iraq and to extricate American troops from a deepening military and political quagmire, analysts say. "I think that the significance of the number 500 is arbitrary to...
  • Warships Are First Casualty As Spending Cuts Hit Navy (UK)

    01/05/2004 5:12:47 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 181+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-6-2004 | Michael Smith
    Warships are first casualty as spending cuts hit Navy By Michael Smith, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 06/01/2004) The Royal Navy is to lose at least four destroyers in the next three months, taking the number of surface warships to below that of the French navy for the first time since the 17th century. It will now have only 28 escort ships compared to the French navy's 32 and will no longer be able to mount major operations unless it is fighting alongside either the Americans or the French.Four Type-42 destroyers are to be mothballed as part of a series of cuts...
  • US soldier killed in Kirkuk

    09/26/2003 2:37:34 PM PDT · by PatrioticCowboy · 15 replies · 206+ views
    Ananova ^ | 9-26-03
    US soldier killed in Kirkuk A US soldier has been killed and two others wounded during an ambush in northern Iraq. It's believed a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at their vehicle in the oil-producing city of Kirkuk. The dead soldier is from the 173rd Airborne Brigade. None of the victims have been named. The number of US soldiers killed by hostile fire since May 1, when George Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq, has risen to 86. Two hundred Americans have died in combat since the US launched military operations in Iraq on March 20. © Associated...
  • Boy killed as militants clash at Pakistan mosque

    05/23/2003 8:56:19 PM PDT · by miltonim · 9 replies · 161+ views
    alertnet.org ^ | 23 May 2003 12:08:32 GMT | Reuters
    Boy killed as militants clash at Pakistan mosque KARACHI, May 23 - Rival Sunni Muslim groups traded heavy gunfire in Pakistan's restive city of Karachi on Friday over control of a mosque, killing a teenage boy and wounding six people including two policemen, police said. Dozens of armed militants belonging to one radical Islamic group attacked the mosque in northern Karachi in an attempt to seize it from their rivals, they said. Residents and businessmen shuttered houses and shops and took cover as the militants exchanged gunfire for more than an hour. A 13-year-old boy was killed in crossfire. Disputes...
  • Police officer killed in latest attack in southern Thailand

    05/20/2003 7:45:31 AM PDT · by miltonim · 120+ views
    The Star Online ^ | Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, May 20, 2003 | AP
    Police officer killed in latest attack in southern Thailand Gunmen shot and killed a police officer in southern Thailand Tuesday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks against security forces in the Muslim-dominated area, officials said. The four unknown assailants were riding motorcycles and used pistols to shoot Sgt. Hawae Leemeng, 42, who was also riding a motorbike in Narathiwat province's Bajor district, police Col. Chalong Rattanapakdi said. The victim was wearing a bulletproof vest, but the shots were fired through an opening in the jacket, Chalong added. Southern Thailand has long been plagued by violence from armed gangs,...
  • Christian Evangelist Stabbed To Death

    05/19/2003 5:38:19 PM PDT · by miltonim · 31 replies · 407+ views
    Maranatha Christian Journal ^ | Post date: May 19, 2003 | 2003 Assist News Service/Maranatha Christian News Service
    Christian Evangelist Stabbed To Death A Christian evangelist may have become Bangladesh’s first modern martyr, following an attack by at least seven Muslim extremists armed with knives. According to the Barnabas Fund, in the early morning hours of April 24, Hridoy Roy was returning home after showing the Jesus Film, a movie version of Luke’s Gospel. As Roy approached his house seven or eight people attacked him, stabbing him seven times. He died instantly. Roy was a Bangladeshi evangelist and frequently used the Jesus Film as an evangelistic tool. Officials from the Barnabas Fund say local believers fear that Roy’s...
  • Lake Charles [(Louisiana)] Man Killed in Iraq War

    04/14/2003 8:32:08 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 3 replies · 388+ views
    The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) ^ | April 8, 2003 | Paul Purpura
    <p>Wilfred Bellard of Lake Charles joined the Army in search of a better life for his family, following in the steps of two siblings who had joined the military.</p> <p>On Friday, Bellard, 20, a private first class, died in Iraq, becoming the first known Louisiana resident to be killed in the war.</p>
  • Final Call to Wife, Just Before Death

    04/10/2003 11:15:14 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 6 replies · 364+ views
    Newsday ^ | 04-11-03 | Joe Haberstroh
    In Basra and in Baghdad, the people celebrate, but in Clio, Mich., and in Rawlings, Md., they mourn. The Pentagon has released the identities of four more American servicemen killed in Iraq. They are from Clio, Rawlings, Pendleton, Ore., and Birmingham, Ala., and they include one man who was on the telephone with his wife 30 minutes before an enemy shell destroyed the command post where he was working. That was Army Spc. George A. Mitchell of Rawlings, who told his wife he thought he might apply for a deputy's job at the county sheriff's office when he returned. "He...
  • Baghdad: 1,400 Iraqis dead

    04/04/2003 12:50:43 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 6 replies · 263+ views
    London Evening Standard ^ | 4-4-03 | Bob Graham in Baghdad and James Langton in Washington
    Baghdad: 1,400 Iraqis dead By Bob Graham in Baghdad and James Langton in Washington, Evening Standard 4 April 2003 The roads to Baghdad this morning were littered with burning tanks and the bodies of hundreds of dead Iraqi soldiers. In a night of ferocious fighting, more than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers were estimated killed in a five-hour running battle with the US infantry. In a separate battle at Baghdad airport, more than 400 Iraqis died as the Americans took control. Dawn broke to reveal a scene of carnage all across the suburbs of the city. One TV reporter travelling with the...
  • Co-Workers Inlaw Killed in Iraq. Prayers please?

    03/27/2003 3:04:02 PM PST · by OneVike · 109 replies · 354+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 3/26/03 | The Associated Press
    Please forgive me for reposting this but I am trying to get a huge response. I want to get a copy of the responses and prayers to the family. A co-worker of mine has lost an inlaw in Iraq. The exact relationship to him does not matter. I come to you and ask for your prayers for his family. What fallows is his name and info that is already in the media. Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, San Diego, Calif • Nine Marines, fighting near An Nasiriyah, encountered Iraqi troops pretending to surrender, March 23. Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31,...
  • Co-Workers Inlaw Killed in Iraq. Prayers please?

    03/27/2003 10:21:09 AM PST · by OneVike · 36 replies · 328+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 3/26/03 | The Associated Press
    A co-worker of mine has lost an inlaw in Iraq. The exact relationship to him does not matter. I come to you and ask for your prayers for his family. What fallows is his name and info that is already in the media. Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker, 21, San Diego, Calif • Nine Marines, fighting near An Nasiriyah, encountered Iraqi troops pretending to surrender, March 23. Sgt. Michael E. Bitz, 31, Ventura, Calif.; Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing, 20, of Cedar Key, Fla.; Lance Cpl. David K. Fribley, 26, Lee, Fla., Cpl. Jose A. Garibay, 21, Orange, Calif.; Cpl. Jorge...
  • The first American combat casualty of the war in Iraq - U.S.M.C.

    03/24/2003 9:36:57 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 18 replies · 379+ views
    AP | 24 March, 2003
    U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jose Gutierrez, 22, is shown in this undated family handout photo. Gutierrez is the first combat casualty of the war in Iraq (news - web sites), according to U.S. military officials. (AP Photo/Family handout photo)
  • The Democrats Want A Sustained, High Casualty War. Why? Read On:

    03/18/2003 5:53:22 AM PST · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 15 replies · 162+ views
    Bush Country HeadsUp Newsletter | March 18, 2003 | Bush Country HeadsUp Staff
    The Democrats Want A Sustained, High Casualty War. Why? Read On: The Democrats are concerned that if they do not stop President Bush from his Herculean task of defeating Saddam Hussein in the Middle East, he will become popular enough with the illiterate masses to ramrod his "hidden capitalistic agenda" onto the unwashed multitudes of unsuspecting voters. It is not just a battle with American troops in the desert, but a wholesale philosophical battle with the minds of the American voters. The Democrats cannot let this happen. Over the past fifty years, the Democrats have been struggling to build a...
  • Lisa Vance vows to keep her husband's memory alive (Memorial web site for fallen soldier)

    03/04/2003 6:13:01 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 7 replies · 243+ views
    Dominion Post ^ | March 4, 2003 | Jake Stump
    Lisa Vance vows to keep her husband's memory alive Creates memorial fund and Web site in soldier's honor Gene Vance Jr.DONATIONS can be made to the Gene Vance Jr. Memorial Fund at WesBanco, 1350 Earl Core Road, Morgantown, WV 26505. ON THE WEB: The Gene Vance Jr. Memorial Web site: www.genevancejr.com. BY JAKE STUMP The Dominion Post It's been more than a year since Staff Sgt. Gene Vance Jr. ventured his tall, lanky frame into lands unknown. Osama bin Laden was America's No. 1 villain, and soldiers like Vance were called upon to wipe out his terror networks worldwide. War...
  • Albuquerque soldier dies from Afghan gunfire

    08/12/2002 9:48:44 AM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 5 replies · 194+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 12, 2002
    Washington, DC, Aug. 12 - The Pentagon says an Albuquerque soldier has died of wounds he received two weeks ago in Afghanistan. He's identified as Sergeant First Class Christopher James Speer, who died Wednesday.