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  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified

    05/04/2016 2:43:47 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4 , 2016 | Fox News
    A U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State militants during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday was identified Tuesday evening by Arizona's governor. He was identified Tuesday evening by Gov. Doug Ducey as Charlie Keating IV. Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Keating, who was a graduate of Phoenix's Arcadia High School. The 31-year-old Keating attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy Seal based out of Coronado, California Keating was the grandson of Charles Keating, Jr., the...
  • 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...