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  • Kerry: ‘Deeply Committed to Getting' to 'Negotiating Table’ With 'Thug and Murderer'

    09/01/2013 10:36:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 9/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Secretary of State John Kerry said in a speech at the State Department yesterday that President Barack Obama is “deeply committed to getting to the negotiating table” with a Syrian regime that the administration is convinced committed a “crime against humanity” and is led by a "thug and murderer" because “there is no ultimate military solution” to the problems in Syria. However, Kerry also said that whatever action President Obama took would “be limited,” would not involve “boots on the ground”—but that “history would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator’s...
  • The Next Wedding I Perform

    04/01/2013 6:57:48 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    steadfastlutherans.org ^ | April 1, 2013 | Charles Henrickson
    The Next Wedding I PerformOne of the neat things that we pastors get to do is to perform weddings. What a thrill it is to see a young couple declare their love before the world and to be part of their special day! And so it’s with great excitement and emotion that I will be performing a wedding this weekend. I have been asked to do the honors for a young couple I know up in Iowa, friends of the family. Steven and his partner Adam have been in a loving, committed relationship for over three months now, and since...
  • Iran committed to ‘full annihilation of Israel,’ says top Iranian military commander

    05/20/2012 8:39:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/20/12 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran is dedicated to annihilating Israel, the Islamic regime’s military chief of staff declared Sunday. “The Iranian nation is standing for its cause and that is the full annihilation of Israel,” Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi said in a speech to a defense gathering Sunday in Tehran. His remarks came on the day International Atomic Energy Agency director Yukiya Amano flew to Tehran to negotiate for inspections of Iran’s nuclear program. They were reported by the Fars News Agency, the media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards Corps. While many within the Islamic regime, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have often stated that...
  • Egypt tells J'lem it is committed to the peace accord

    03/24/2011 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/24/11 | Staff
    Cairo - Egypt's foreign minister told an Israeli official on Thursday that Cairo was committed to its international treaties, Egypt's foreign ministry said, reiterating that the countries' peace accord is secure. It was the first publicly announced meeting between an Egyptian and an Israeli official since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was toppled from power on Feb. 11 and handed power to the military. A day after it took power, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it was committed to Egypt's international treaties in an early message to reassure Jerusalem and the United States.
  • November is Just a Starting Point: We are Committed to Our Cause

    09/27/2010 3:12:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 23, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is not a crazy document at all. I mean, the Republican Pledge, nothing crazy about it at all, basic, common sense positions. I'd like somebody to ask Mike Castle, "Do you agree with this?" "Olympia Snowe, do you agree with this?" "Susan Collins, do you agree?" "Senator McCain, do you agree with this Pledge?" I want to know what these RINOs have to say about it. And the Democrats, guess what they're saying? The Democrats are saying, "Well, this could threaten Social Security." Honest to God. The Democrats, right out of Page 1 of the playbook are saying...
  • Anita Hill, 2 other lesbians in committed relationships welcomed as ELCA [Lutheran] pastors

    09/19/2010 9:17:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 9/19/10 | Jeff Strickler
    n a ceremony that started with a public mea culpa and ended with a prolonged standing ovation, three lesbian ministers were officially embraced Saturday by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The three were the Rev. Anita Hill, pastor of St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Paul, and two Minneapolis chaplains: the Rev. Phyllis Zillhart at Fairview Home Care and Hospice and the Rev. Ruth Frost at the Hospice of the Twin Cities.
  • Bush committed to tracking al-Qaida ("With real actionable intelligence, we will get the job done")

    08/06/2007 10:02:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 548+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/07 | Ben Feller - ap
    CAMP DAVID, Md. - President Bush said Monday that with the right intelligence U.S. and Pakistan governments can take out al-Qaida leaders, and wouldn't say whether he would consult first with Pakistan before ordering U.S. forces to act on their own. "With real actionable intelligence, we will get the job done," Bush said. He was asked whether he would wait on permission from Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf before committing the U.S. military to move on "actionable intelligence" on the whereabouts of terrorist leaders in Pakistan. He did not answer directly. Bush was at the presidential retreat at Camp David...
  • U.S. Military Fully Committed to Success in Iraq, Top Enlisted Says

    04/11/2007 5:49:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 422+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2007 – The United States military is fully committed to its mission of providing the Iraqi people the opportunity for stability and security at home, no matter how long it takes, the top enlisted U.S. servicemember in Iraq said today. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger, senior enlisted advisor to Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, told online journalists that even troops redeploying to Iraq for the second and third time “understand the importance of what we’re doing” and accept repeat or extended deployments as a necessary and vitally important function of the...
  • U.S. Committed to NATO Efforts in Afghanistan

    02/07/2007 5:35:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 164+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sean P. Houlihan, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2007 – The U.S. military is committed to supporting Afghanistan and the NATO International Security Assistance Force mission there, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said after a visit to Afghanistan on Feb. 4 and 5. “The United States is the single largest contributor to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Security Assistance Force. The U.S. currently has some 15,000 troops assigned and supplies the bulk of intelligence, a huge amount of logistics, tremendous enablers including communications and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms,” Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani said Feb. 5 aboard an...
  • U.S., Iraqi Leaders: Countries Committed to Democratic Iraq

    10/29/2006 1:35:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 231+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2006 -- President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are committed to the security and prosperity of a democratic Iraq and the global fight against terrorism, according to a joint statement the two leaders issued today. “Via secure video, we discussed a range of issues of great importance to our common mission in Iraq, including the development of Iraqi security forces, efforts to promote reconciliation among all Iraqis, and the International Compact for Iraq and the economic reforms associated with it,” they said. The two countries have three goals that will help successfully complete the...
  • General: 'Multi-National force committed to the Government of Iraq'

    09/19/2006 7:34:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 252+ views
    BAGHDAD — Coalition forces reiterated their commitment to the Iraqi security forces and the Government of Iraq on Monday, pledging to stand by them as they face the complex challenges inherent in building and protecting a new democracy. During a joint press conference, representatives of the Iraqi government and the multi-national Coalition discussed ongoing efforts to secure peace and prosperity throughout the country. Brig. Gen. Qassim Mousawi, spokesman for the general commander of the Iraqi Armed Forces, discussed the strength of Iraqi forces and the positive trend in the number of Iraqis who have volunteered to serve their country. “The...
  • Iraqi Leaders Committed to Success, Deputy PM Says

    09/14/2006 5:04:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 394+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2006 – Iraq is facing grave challenges as it transitions into a democratic society, but Iraqi leaders are committed to the country’s success and are working hard to create a political situation that will allow the terrorists to be defeated, Iraq’s deputy prime minister said here today. Barham Salih held a news conference at the Pentagon during a visit to the U.S. to meet with Defense Department, congressional and business leaders. Salih said he follows the U.S. news from Iraq, but was surprised to see firsthand the intensity of the debate about U.S. involvement in Iraq. “No...
  • Army Committed to Force Protection, Not False Security

    09/08/2006 8:40:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 371+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 – Army leaders are committed to ensuring soldiers have the best force-protection capability possible, but also want to avoid giving soldiers a false sense of security, service officials said here today. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey A, Sorenson, the Army’s deputy for acquisition and systems management, took exception to an NBC News report that said the Army is not buying an Israeli system, called Trophy, that could protect soldiers and their vehicles from rocket-propelled grenades. The report alleges the Army manipulated information in favor of a competing Raytheon system, called Quick Kill. Both the Israeli and Raytheon systems...
  • NATO Force Committed in Southern Afghanistan

    08/06/2006 2:31:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 149+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, August 6, 2006 – The NATO force in southern Afghanistan has met resistance from the Taliban and other criminal elements, but the force remains committed to establishing a safe and secure environment in the region, NATO’s supreme allied commander Europe said Aug. 4. “NATO's operations in the southern region are focused on establishing a safe and secure environment in order to permit the government and international aid organizations to bring elements of reconstruction and hope for a better future to this region,” U.S. Marine Gen. James L. Jones, NATO’s supreme allied commander Europe and commander of U.S. European Command,...
  • Introducing Jim Murfin for 13th District Judge. KS 13th District (Butler,Elk and Greenwood)

    07/22/2006 4:48:04 PM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 2 replies · 425+ views
    Self | 07/22/06 | Self
    I have been a Freerepublic member for many years (go ahead and look it up ;-)! As a long-timer, please allow me to take a quick moment to introduce a candidate for District Court Judge for the Kansas 13th Judicial District (Butler, Elk, Greenwood Counties). Jim Murfin is an experienced lawyer with many years spent in both the role of council and of judge. That aside, I know of Jim and his family from the perspective of a long-time friend. Jim posses a strong love of God and family, and is proud to have earned the Kansans for Life endorsement....
  • Iraqis Committed to Increased Baghdad Security, U.S. Commander Says

    06/16/2006 4:26:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 147+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 16, 2006 – Coalition soldiers in Baghdad are committed to helping Iraqi forces take control of their own security and curb violence in the city, the U.S. commander in the region said today. "The security of Baghdad is about Iraqis," Army Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of Multinational Division Baghdad, said in a news conference from Baghdad. "This is about the Iraqi government stepping forward and taking action to lower this violence. This is not about the coalition." Iraqi security forces, with the assistance of the coalition, launched Operation Together Forward June 14, which is designed to...
  • Defense Leaders: U.S. Remains Committed to Iraqi Government's Success

    06/14/2006 4:36:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2006 – President Bush's visit to Iraq and the historic joint meeting of the U.S. and Iraqi Cabinets yesterday represent an important sign of solid U.S. support for Iraq's new government, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said. "It's important that this government be supportive. The president wanted them to know we wanted to be supportive of them and that we wished them well," Rumsfeld told reporters on Capitol Hill yesterday following briefings with the Senate and House of Representatives on the day's events. Rumsfeld, Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Gen. Peter Pace, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Director...
  • Iraqi General 'Completely Committed' to Reforming Military

    05/26/2006 7:54:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 400+ views
    RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq, May 26, 2006 – The man chosen to lead the Iraqi military's Center for Military Values, Principles and Leadership said he is "completely committed" to reforming the Iraqi armed forces. "We have witnessed five decades of hardships, and the Iraqi personality in general has changed enormously because of them," retired Army Maj. Gen. Nabil Abdul Kadir said. The general has 46 years of service in the Iraqi army. He has commanded at all levels from platoon through division, he said, and has maintained strict professional behavior in a time of turmoil and repression. The general came from a...
  • Prosecutor: Lay, Skilling Committed Crimes

    05/15/2006 6:30:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 297+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/06 | Kristen Hays - ap
    HOUSTON - Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay and former Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling instigated a massive fraud before the company collapsed in one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. Lay and Skilling committed crimes "through accounting tricks, fiction, hocus-pocus, trickery, misleading statements, half-truths, omissions and outright lies," prosecutor Kathryn Ruemmler told jurors and a packed courtroom in closing arguments. "In this courtroom, ladies and gentlemen, the cover stories have been blown. Mr. Lay and Mr. Skilling are still clinging to the cover stories," she said. On a large screen, Ruemmler displayed for...
  • Air Force committed to unmanned aerial vehicle development

    04/14/2006 4:51:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 704+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez
    4/14/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Unmanned aerial vehicles are successfully transforming the way the Air Force does business, and the service is committed to supporting and developing more of them. Innovative UAV tactics have transformed the battle space as witnessed in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Maj. Gen. Stanley Gorenc, Air Force deputy chief of staff for air and space operations, at testimony before the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on tactical air and land forces April 6. "UAVs are transforming the way Air Force and the joint team fight, and are a critical component of the future joint force," the...
  • DoD Committed to Stopping Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    03/30/2006 5:41:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2006 – The Defense Department is taking a new approach to combat the threat of weapons of mass destruction in a complex and uncertain world, a DoD official said here yesterday. "This approach is reflected in our strategic guidance, in our realigned operational structure, and in the way we carry out our day-to-day activities, Peter Flory, assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee's emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee. Strategically, DoD is focused on three pillars of combating weapons of mass destruction: nonproliferation, counterproliferation and consequence management, Flory...
  • Air Force committed to energy-efficient strategies

    03/06/2006 4:23:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman J.G. Buzanowski
    3/6/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The Air Force continues its pledge to be a leader in energy stewardship. For the last six months, the Air Force has been working on a strategy to have energy as a consideration in nearly all of its activities, from operations to acquisition. The Air Force is increasing efforts to reduce the demand for energy using good building design, advanced planning tools for operations, more efficient jet engines and better conservation practices, said Undersecretary of the Air Force Dr. Ronald Sega. According to Dr. Sega, the Air Force is also looking at alternative sources of...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Parents whose son committed suicide emotional at steroids hearing

    03/17/2005 8:03:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,035+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/17/05 | Joseph White - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Her voice wavered, the emotion coming through loud and clear, as a California woman spoke of her son who committed suicide after using steroids. "There is no doubt in our minds that steroids killed our son," Denise Garibaldi told a House committee during Thursday's hearing on steroids in baseball. An hour or so later, Garibaldi and her husband were seated in the gallery directly behind Mark McGwire, one of Rob Garibaldi's baseball heroes. The young Garibaldi would tape McGwire on television and break down McGwire's swing "frame by frame," said father Raymond Garibaldi. The Garibaldis, of Petaluma,...
  • Catering to the Sunnis

    01/31/2005 5:46:49 PM PST · by forty_years · 1 replies · 496+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 31, 2005
    If the Oklahoma City bombers refused to participate in a U.S. election, would the final results be considered “illegitimate?” What if the Nation of Islam, the Black Panthers, the Communist Party USA, or the Southern Indiana Regional Militia refused to vote in American elections? Would it matter and, really, who gives a damn? The Left-Wing, e.g. the New York Times, has been trying to hold the Iraqi elections to this type of ridiculous standard regarding Sunni participation. Granted: Sunnis make up 32-37% of Iraq’s population. While their representation is important, the majority of terrorist attacks aimed at destabilizing Iraq have...
  • Al-Kut, Iraq: After-Battle Report

    01/10/2005 3:39:30 PM PST · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,172+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | 1/10/2005 | MEQ
    In April 2004, followers of Iraqi Shi‘ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr launched a well-coordinated uprising across southern Iraq. While Western media focused on events in Sadr City, Najaf, and Karbala, violence occurred elsewhere as well. A Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) source forwarded the following after-action report regarding violence in the town of Al-Kut, the capital of the Wassit governorate and home to the Ukrainian contingent.The unclassified report, written by a coalition security contractor, highlights dysfunction between regional coalition offices and the Coalition Provisional Authority headquarters in Baghdad, as well as tension between diplomats and security officers. The summary faulted a British...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Colin Powell Calls Sudanese Rampage “Genocide”

    09/09/2004 8:14:40 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies · 568+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 9, 2004
    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, has called the Sudanese rampage against Black Africans a “genocide:” We concluded that genocide has been committed in Darfur and that the government of Sudan and the Janjaweed [Arab militia] bear responsibility and genocide may still be occurring. The Sudanese government has been sponsoring a campaign of mass rape, mass murder, forced relocations, and forced starvation against Black Africans in Darfur. The BBC today tried to spin the usual “the U.S. is damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t” argument today: Critics point out...