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  • Breaking: FORT BLISS RAMPS UP SECURITY Following Report on Imminent Terrorist Threat at Southern

    08/31/2014 5:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/14 | Jim Hoft
    A warning bulletin was issued Friday to federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources on an imminent terror attack on the border.Breitbart.com obtained a copy of the leaked document. The document shows James O’Keefe crossing the border in a Osama bin Laden mask.(photo from Breitbart.com) El Paso, Texas media is reporting Fort Bliss announced enhanced security measures on Sunday. The announcement came after the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch issued an urgent report on Friday based on government sources who warned of possible Islamist terrorist attacks on the Texas-Mexico border. Included in the Judicial Watch report was word from...
  • Welcome to Public Relations 101

    08/22/2014 2:40:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-22-2014 | Mike Adams
    It takes a lot to make me angry. But one thing that will do it every time is the occasional college administrator who hides behind a university spokesperson or public relations firm. Last week, Bryan College made the serious mistake of attempting to contact me through a hired public relations firm. They made the additional error of having their public relations specialist ask me questions about the “substance” (that means accuracy) of my reporting about Bryan. To be as clear as possible, I am the reporter in this situation. That means I am the one asking the questions. After Bryan’s...
  • Ft. Hood Shooter Ran Free for 15 to 20 Minutes — Before Being Stopped by Military Policewoman

    04/03/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT · by montag813 · 73 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-03-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right News Outrageous. Reckless. Senseless. That is what many military families are calling the continuing ban on concealed carry for servicemembers on U.S. military bases. Bases like Ft. Hood, where 3 brave members of our military were gunned down by an apparently mentally-compromised Spc. Ivan Lopez. And the outrage will only grow in light of a new shocking report that Lopez was able to remain free for 15 to 20 minutes -- more than enough time for him to kill 3 and wound 16 -- before finally being confronted by a military policewoman, whereupon he took...
  • Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Beaten in Prison

    11/26/2013 3:30:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Liberty Digest ^ | 11/24/13 | Truman Jackson
    U.S. military families the world over celebrated when news got out that Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan had his beard forcibly shaved when he reported to prison back in August of 2013, to be housed until he is executed. Due to political correctness and the fear of offending his Islamic beliefs, Hasan was allowed to wear his beard, an act in and of itself which made a mockery of the U.S. legal system, after he murdered 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009. The act would be the largest terrorist attack on a U.S. base, had Hasan’s actions...
  • Commissary reopens on fort

    10/08/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The post commissary will reopen at 9 a.m. this morning after being closed due to employees being furloughed as a result of the federal government shutdown during the past week. When the recall of most of the furloughed Army civil service employees on post was announced on Sunday, some of the store’s employees were called to work that day to prepare for the Tuesday reopening of the facility, post spokeswoman Tanja Linton said Monday. Western Region of the Defense Commissary Agency spokeswoman Nancy O’Nell said about 11,000 of the agency’s 16,000 employees were furloughed, of which 62...
  • Fort Hood 2009? CNN Anchor Can't Remember the Last Shooting at 'U.S. Military Facility'

    09/17/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    MRC ^ | 9/17/13 | Matt Hadro
    During CNN's live coverage of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, anchor Carol Costello asked when the last time was that a gunman wreaked "havoc at a U.S. military facility." In 2009, a jihadist killed 13 in a mass-shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. "I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility," Costello stated. "Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?" she asked correspondent Brian Todd, reporting live from the vicinity of the shooting.
  • Seeking martyrdom, Nidal Hasan raises little fuss in Fort Hood courtroom

    08/14/2013 2:40:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/14/13 | Patrik Jonsson
    Maj. Nidal Hasan appears to be stoically slouching toward martyrdom at his court-martial – instead of using the trial as a soapbox to spout jihadist ideology, as have others in a similar position. Inside a heavily fortified compound at Fort Hood, Texas, a court-martial expected to take months is moving quickly ahead of schedule. The Army psychiatrist, accused of murdering 13 fellow soldiers and injuring more than 30 in an attack on Nov. 5, 2009, has remained cool, collected, and businesslike, even amid riveting and horrific testimony. To be sure, he could still let loose invective on the courtroom, particularly...
  • Fort Hood trial turns bizarre as shooter grills witnesses

    08/06/2013 3:02:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    fox ^ | 8/6/13
    The trial of the Fort Hood gunman, who is acting as his own attorney, took a surreal turn as the former Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 in the November 2009 attack grilled witnesses -- including his former boss in the military and a fellow Muslim who spoke to him the day of the shooting.. After a short opening statement in which ex-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan called himself a "mujahedeen," admitted to the rampage and said "the dead bodies will show that war is an ugly thing," Hassan cross-examined prosecution witnesses, including retired Lt. Col Ben Kirk Phillips, his former...
  • Fort celebrates 238th Army birthday Fort celebrates 238th Army birthday

    06/15/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA — Friday was a special day for any member of the U.S. Army, but Spc. Shinece Canady’s experience likely takes the cake. “It’s a great day. Not only is it the Army’s birthday but it’s the day that I re-enlisted,” Canady said. She also made the birthday cake served to her fellow members of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) at the Thunderbird Dining Facility, a duty that required several early mornings of meticulous decorating for the novice cake-maker. “I really love the Army,” she said. “I get to do two of my passions at the same time,...
  • Hasan trial to stay here at Fort Hood

    04/01/2013 3:03:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The presiding judge in United States vs. Maj. Nidal Hasan announced several pending rulings following a pretrial hearing at Fort Hood, March 20 Col. Tara Osborn denied defense requests to move the court martial away from Fort Hood and to order a change of potential panel members. **SNIP** Osborn set the next hearing in the case for April 16.
  • Judge rules Fort Hood shooting suspect must be 'forcibly shaved'

    09/06/2012 3:35:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/6/12 | staff
    A judge ordered Thursday that Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in a 2009 deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, must shave or be forcibly shaved before his trial. Judge Col. Gregory Gross had said he would deliver a definitive order this week after a hearing to determine whether Hasan would be allowed to keep his beard, which he started growing while in jail earlier this summer. Gross barred him from appearing in military court, citing the Army’s strict regulations regarding grooming standards. Hasan's attorney, Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, said his client grew the beard as a “deeply sincere”
  • Judge: Fort Hood Suspect Could Be Forcibly Shaved

    07/25/2012 12:35:29 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 47 replies
    Associated Press/ABC News ^ | 25 July 2012 | Staff
    An Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be forcibly shaved if he doesn't remove his beard himself, a judge said Wednesday. Maj. Nidal Hasan appeared in court Wednesday sporting a beard as he did during a court appearance last month. The beard violates Army regulations, but Hasan said it is an expression of his Muslim faith. The judge, Col. Gregory Gross, held Hasan in contempt of court for keeping the beard and fined him $1,000. Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug said Gross gave Hasan the choice to shave on his own...
  • Flood waters unearth 18th century fort in Montgomery Co. (NY)

    12/13/2011 2:30:15 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | December 13, 2011 | Katherine Underwood
    Irene’s flood waters tore up the parking lot at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, uncovering remnants of an 18th century fort.“For the first time we now know where one block house of Fort Hunter was,” said Archeologist Michael Roets with the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.Roets talked to reporters Tuesday while standing in middle of a block house, built by the British to accommodate about 20 soldiers.“We never would have had this exposed without the flood,” Roets said.During Irene, raging flood waters ripped up the parking lot and unearthed the foundation of a 24-by-24 foot block...
  • Fort Hood defense has few options (killer Nidal Hasan)

    07/11/2011 12:41:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Eagle ^ | 7/10/11 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    Fort Hood defense has few optionsBy ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Published Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:15 AM FORT WORTH -- More than two dozen soldiers have testified about the day they were shot in a crowded Fort Hood building in November 2009. Some told of looking the gunman in the eye as he fired. A Senate investigation has announced its findings about the suspect: Before the rampage, the Army psychiatrist had become an Islamic extremist and a "ticking time bomb." Now the defense team for Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32...
  • Fort Knox U.S. Gold Reserves to be Independently Audited and Assayed? Congressman Ron Paul Pressures

    06/17/2011 11:08:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/17/11 | Tyler Durden
    Gold has given up much of yesterday’s modest gains and is marginally lower in all currencies except the Swiss franc. The euro has stabilized despite continuing contagion concerns and an existential threat to the euro currency itself. Gold remains close to record nominal highs in all major currencies but media coverage in the UK, Ireland and Europe remains minimal and skeptical. Focus continues to be almost exclusively on bond, equity and currency markets – with little or no coverage of gold. The ramifications of contagion and a euro currency crisis which would lead to the price of gold in euros...
  • Gunman Attempts To Storm Fort Leonard Wood

    05/12/2011 3:29:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    US Election News ^ | 5/12/11 | Jillian Curtin
    According to televised reports from Fox News, a man with an AK-47 attempted to storm the entrance gate to Fort Leonard Wood, two hours from St. Louis Missouri, police and guardsmen responded and chased the suspect who is in custody. Missouri police identified the gunman as Cody Wilcoxson. According to a spokesman from the military base, where a large number of new recruits complete their Basic Combat Training, Wilcoxson attempted to gain entry to the base earlier this morning at the West Gate and handed over a form of identification, which the guard declined for security purposes. When prompted for...
  • "Painful Conclusion": Senators Say FBI & DOD Could Have Prevented Ft. Hood Shooting

    02/05/2011 2:26:29 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 03, 2011 | Matthew Jaffe
    A new Senate report on the 2009 Fort Hood shooting blames the FBI and Department of Defense for failing to recognize or act on alleged shooter Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s extremist views. The report, released today by Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Joe Lieberman and ranking Republican Susan Collins, says the FBI and DOD could have prevented the shooting if they had identified Hasan’s radical Islamist views and disciplined or discharged him before the attack occurred. “Our report’s painful conclusion is that the Fort Hood massacre could have and should have been prevented,” Lieberman said at a press conference...
  • Defense: Exam won't stop Fort Hood suspect's trial (Nidal Hasan's mental state)

    01/25/2011 11:21:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    News Channel 6 Now ^ | 1/25/11 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    Defense: Exam won't stop Fort Hood suspect's trialBy ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Updated: Jan 25, 2011 11:50 PM EST FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A military panel's mental evaluation of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood will not prevent the military from pursuing a court-martial, his lead defense attorney said Tuesday. The report submitted to Army officials and defense attorneys last week offers an assessment of Maj. Nidal Hasan's mental state during the November 2009 shootings that killed 13 and wounded more than two dozen others, and whether he is competent to stand...
  • Defense Won’t Present Evidence In Hasan Hearing At Fort Hood

    11/09/2010 5:45:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    KWTX ^ | 11/09/10
    Defense Won’t Present Evidence In Hasan Hearing At Fort Hood FORT WORTH (November 9, 2010)--The defense doesn't plan to present evidence when a military hearing resumes next week at Fort Hood that will determine whether Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan will stand trial for the deadly Nov. 5, 2009 shooting rampage at the post’s Soldier Readiness Center. Defense attorney John Galligan said Tuesday that the government had offered "no surprises" in presenting its case over two weeks in October before Hasan's Article 32 hearing was recessed as the post prepared to observe the anniversary of the shooting. An Article 32...
  • 11-5-09 Terror Attack: Fort Hood Remembered A Year Later

    11/05/2010 12:37:22 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 42 replies
    KWTX via Chandler's Watch ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Maggie
    Fort Hood commemorates the first anniversary of the deadly post shooting rampage Friday by paying tribute to the 13 who died and honoring more than 50 who went beyond the call of duty in the chaos and confusion that followed. FORT HOOD (November 5, 2010)—Few physical reminders remain of the shooting rampage a year ago at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center that left 12 soldiers and a civilian dead and dozens of others injured, but separate ceremonies Friday on post will pay tribute to the victims and will honor 54 soldiers and civilians whose actions went beyond the call of...
  • 'Commander' Carl's Army claims a crock (Paladino vs the Post, again)

    10/25/2010 7:05:19 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10:44 AM, October 25, 2010 | Frederic U Dicker
    Claims by Republi can Carl Paladino's campaign that he commanded 250 men at Fort Bliss, Texas, during six months of active Army service in 1971 are false, The Post has found. Paladino's campaign manager, Michael Caputo, admitted the contentions were wrong after The Post obtained military records showing the Buffalo builder was on active duty for only three months, and was at Fort Bliss for training as a newly commissioned officer in the late summer of 1971, while the Vietnam War was raging.
  • DoD Not Hiding Fort Hood Shooting Details, Gates Says

    04/16/2010 4:25:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 484+ views
    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 16, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today disputed claims that the Defense Department was withholding information from the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the Nov. 5 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting incident. “We have no interest in hiding anything,” said Gates, who earlier this week had traveled to Peru, Colombia and then Barbados to discuss regional security issues.“But what [is] most important,” Gates told reporters here, “is this prosecution, and we will cooperate with the committee in every way with that single caveat -- that whatever we provide does not impact the prosecution. That is the...
  • Administration ‘Just Not Responding’ to Questions on Fort Hood, Said Vice Chair of Senate Intel

    02/11/2010 4:51:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 408+ views
    cns news ^ | 2/11/10 | Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Kit Bond (R.-Mo.), the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, told bloggers on a conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 3, that the Obama administration still had not provided his committee with all the information it had requested on the November terrorist attack at Fort Hood in Texas. “They still haven’t come through with all the information that we need,” Sen. Bond said. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R.-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, issued two statements in January complaining that the administration had not been forthcoming on information about the Fort Hood attack. Hoekstra also...
  • Fort Hood Intel Lapse Mirrors Detroit Case

    01/07/2010 9:55:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 541+ views
    CBS ^ | January 7, 2010 | David Martin
    Exclusive: FBI and Pentagon Missed Red Flag that Hasan Was E-mailing Qaeda Cleric, Who's also Linked to Abdulmutallab CBS) Less than a month after major Nidal Hasan allegedly killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, the Pentagon's top intelligence officer sent the White House a report detailing an earlier failure to connect the dots. It reads like a dress rehearsal for the Detroit bomber case, reports CBS News chief national security correspondent David Martin. According to that still-classified report, the terrorism task force responsible for determining whether Hasan posed a threat never saw all 18 e-mails he exchanged with that...
  • Lawmaker scolds administration on Fort Hood info

    12/16/2009 5:34:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 473+ views
    AP ^ | 12/16/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Lieberman, who chairs a Senate oversight committee, chided the Obama administration Tuesday for not providing information to lawmakers probing the Fort Hood killings. The Connecticut independent said his Homeland Security panel still has not received the personnel file of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the Nov. 5 shooting spree that left 13 people dead.
  • A Trip to Thank Our Heroes

    12/06/2009 7:14:14 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 451+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 12-06-09 | TFP
    Thirteen TFP volunteers traveled fourteen hours from Pennsylvania to Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, to show their support and gratitude to our brave troops on November 19 through 22, 2009. They also made the trip to counter-protest leftist pacifists at the gates of the military base. The thirteen young men were treated to some glaring contrasts that made the long trip a memorable one. Rally for the Troops Gathered at the intersection of 13th Street and Broadway, the volunteers unfurled two large banners reading: “The American soldier guarantees the peace, not socialist protesters,” and “We are proud of our military...
  • Taking the Hood Off!

    11/17/2009 9:01:15 PM PST · by BootsGirl · 2 replies · 331+ views
    LizCrokin.Com ^ | 11/16/09 | Liz Crokin
    Freedom of speech no longer exists. That is, for conservatives. The definition of freedom of speech according to Wikipedia: “Is the freedom to speak without censorship and/or limitation.” But I like the definition I found on Answers.com better: “Liberty to express opinions and ideas without hindrance, and especially without fear of punishment.” Keyword “fear.”
  • You Ask Me to Apologize?

    11/13/2009 4:20:33 AM PST · by BellStar · 33 replies · 1,254+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/7/2009 1:03 PM CST | Young American Muslim
    I hate violence. So much that I can barely tolerate the evening news, where crime is given a spotlight. Yes, I know it exists, but why should I dwell on it? It only serves to depress me because I feel so helpless against it. Why would people ever commit such acts? It is mind boggling. The Fort Hood killings were heartbreaking, terrible, and should never have happened. Innocent soldiers were hurt, and the lives of their families will change forever. No one should die the way they did. When I first heard about them, I was upset, of course. I...
  • Was Fort Hood Barack Obama's fault?

    11/10/2009 2:24:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies · 1,238+ views
    Beaufort Observer ^ | 11/10/09 | staff
    Sunday, November 8, we published a piece entitled The enemy within. On Monday we were treated to this. And as ABC (bless their souls) has reported, there is a definite connection between the murderer of Fort Hood and Anwar al Awlaki. We would not advocate rounding up all Muslims and putting them in concentration camps. Not at all. But we would advocate identifying the individuals, organizations and institutions that harbor the Awlaki's and the Hasan's and deal with them effectively. Effectively enough to prevent another 9-11 or Fort Hood. It turns out that Nidal Hasan had attended the same Muslim...
  • Radical Imam Praises Alleged Fort Hood Shooter, Urges Muslims to 'Follow in Footsteps'

    11/09/2009 12:27:47 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 9, 2009 | AP
    The personal Web site for a radical American imam living in Yemen who had contact with two 9/11 hijackers is praising alleged Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as a hero.
  • Possible political correctness by the Army?

    11/06/2009 9:12:31 PM PST · by pansgold · 19 replies · 680+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | XI / VI / MMIX | pansgold
    Fort Hood shootings: FBI given gunman's name six months ago.
  • Troubling portrait emerges of Fort Hood suspect (muslim, jihad

    11/06/2009 5:59:12 AM PST · by 2banana · 86 replies · 2,451+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | November 6th, 2009 | Brett J. Blackledge
    WASHINGTON – His name appears on radical Internet postings. A fellow officer says he fought his deployment to Iraq and argued with soldiers who supported U.S. wars. He required counseling as a medical student because of problems with patients. There are many unknowns about Nidal Malik Hasan, the man authorities say is responsible for the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base. Most of all, his motive. ... At least six months ago, Hasan came to the attention of law enforcement officials because of Internet postings about suicide bombings and other threats, including posts that equated suicide bombers to...
  • Revolutionary War fort in Greenbrier continues to yield clues[WV]

    05/12/2009 9:14:38 PM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 1,132+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | 09 Mary 2009 | Rick Steelhammer
    ALDERSON, W.Va. - Although it was occupied off and on for only about 10 years by Revolutionary War-era soldiers and settlers who left few traces of their presence behind, Arbuckle's Fort continues to shed light on the lives of those it protected. During an excavation last weekend involving Concord University and Marshall University Graduate College students, new evidence surfaced about a likely black presence at the fort during the struggle for independence from Britain. The frontier fortress was built on a bluff overlooking the confluence of Muddy and Mill creeks during the peak of tensions between Virginia settlers who developed...
  • Fort Dix Terror Plotters Sentenced

    04/29/2009 4:43:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 460+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 – The last of five defendants found guilty in a terror plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J., were sentenced today, with four to serve the rest of their lives behind bars and one sentenced to 33 years in prison. Mohamad Shnewer, who a federal judge described as the “epicenter” of the plot, was sentenced in New Jersey earlier today to life plus 30 years in prison. Serdar Tatar, a convenience store clerk in Philadelphia who provided the other conspirators a map of Fort Dix, received a 33-year sentence today. Three brothers involved in...
  • Southwest Florida FReepers: Fort Myers Tea Party, 04-15-2009, 5-7 PM, Centennial Park

    04/13/2009 8:28:31 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 6 replies · 1,558+ views
    WINK News Radio ^ | April 13, 2009
    Just Say NO to Higher Taxes and Bigger Government! On April 15, 2009, from 5pm to 7pm, a group of patriots will join together in Centennial Park to express our collective outrage at the rampant spending and out of control government growth that is taking place in Washington D.C. The Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party movement started when Rick Santelli, On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed "Stimulus Bill" and pork filled budget. He called for a Chicago Tea Party...
  • Archaeologists Discover Roman Fort In Cornwall, England

    02/06/2008 6:10:12 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 121+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-6-2008 | University of Exeter
    Archaeologists Discover Roman Fort In Cornwall, England ScienceDaily (Feb. 5, 2008) — University of Exeter archaeologists have discovered a Roman fort in South East Cornwall. Dating back to the first century AD, this is only the third Roman fort ever to have been found in the county. The team believes its location, close to a silver mine, may be significant in shedding light on the history of the Romans in Cornwall. Situated next to St Andrew’s Church, Calstock, the site is on top of a hill in an area known to have been involved with silver mining in medieval times....
  • Islamic militants overrun Pakistani fort

    01/16/2008 12:40:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 138+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/08 | Ishtiaq Mahsud and Slobodan Lekic - ap
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - In an embarrassing battlefield defeat for Pakistan's army, Islamic extremists attacked and seized a small fort near the Afghan border, leaving at least 27 soldiers dead or missing. The militants did not gain significant ground, but they did further erode confidence in the U.S.-allied government's ability to control the frontier area where the Taliban and al-Qaida flourish. Attacks on security forces are rising in the volatile tribal region, and Pakistan is reeling from a series of suicide attacks that killed former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and hundreds more, chipping away at President Pervez Musharraf's prestige...
  • Fort Collins task force releases holiday policy proposal (public protected from religious symbols)

    11/09/2007 5:52:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 340+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 11/09/07 | Rebecca Boyle
    Fort Collins task force releases holiday policy proposalRebecca Boyle, (Bio) rboyle@fortcollinsnow.com November 9, 2007 FORT COLLINS -- If city leaders adopt a proposed holiday policy announced Tuesday, Fort Collins' official holiday celebration will include an educational museum display, plain wreaths and garlands on city property, and trees with white lights. If there is a Christmas tree at the Fort Collins Museum, it will be part of a display including other religious and cultural symbols. There will be no specified Christmas tree nor a Hanukkah menorah in Oak Street Plaza, home to a Christmas tree in the past, but there's hope...
  • Ft. Massac Encampment this weekend in Metropolis

    10/17/2007 9:08:20 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 7 replies · 769+ views
    Marion Daily Republican ^ | Oct 17, 2007 | Diane Wilkins
    FT. MASSAC — This weekend one of the highlights of Southern Illinois will spotlight a portion of history as the Ft. Massac Encampment is held this weekend, Oct. 20 and 21. The festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with the ceremonial posting of the colors and runs through 5 p.m. with various activities. Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Parking is free and is available at the old fairgrounds adjacent to the park. Tram service is provided and is wheelchair accessible. This re-creation of the lifestyles and atmosphere of the late 1700s attracts more than 80,000 people....
  • Aussie learns Yanks’ ways on the fort

    08/20/2007 5:28:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 1,749+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — If England and America are two countries separated by a common language as George Bernard Shaw once said, the same is true of Australia and America. Just ask Australian Army Capt. Tony Sewell. One day while relaxing with some American friends, the 28-year-old officer mentioned he was going to put on his thongs. The comment elicited some raised eyebrows and pointed comments about why Sewell would want to put on the skimpy item meant for the most private of parts. Of course, what the captain meant to impart “to the mates,” he was going to wear flip-flops,...
  • Airmen with nose for danger (rrrrRRRUUFFF! WOOF!)

    08/14/2007 6:53:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 443+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Maj. Michele Gill
    8/14/2007 - FORT DIX, N.J. (AFPN) -- As a Blackhawk helicopter lowers itself to the ground, voices are drowned out by the turning rotors. Some of the soon-to-be passengers are muzzled. Waiting patiently, they are in a staggered formation to board the helicopter that will take them on a training flight over Fort Dix, N.J. No ordinary Airmen are about to board. These Airmen are military working dogs and their security forces handlers, who are students in the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's Phoenix Warrior Course at Fort Dix, N.J. The Phoenix Warrior class included its first canine training track...
  • Massive Egyptian Fort Discovered

    07/23/2007 2:51:56 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,491+ views
    iAfrica ^ | 7-23-2007
    Massive Egyptian fort discovered Mon, 23 Jul 2007 Egypt announced on Sunday the discovery of the largest-ever military city from the Pharaonic period on the edge of the Sinai desert, part of a series of forts that stretched to the Gaza border. "The three forts are part of a string of 11 castles that made up the Horus military road that went from Suez all the way to the city of Rafah on the Egyptian-Palestinian border and dates to the 18th and 19th dynasties (1560-1081 BC)," antiquities supreme Zahi Hawwas said in a statement. Teams have been digging in the...
  • Secrets of Assassins' fort unearthed in Syria

    07/13/2007 9:45:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 732+ views
    Reuters ^ | 13 July 2007 | Tom Perry
    Nestled at the foot of Syria's coastal mountains, an ancient citadel has been put on the tourist map by restoration and excavation that revealed mysteries of the medieval Assassins sect, once based here. Saladin, the great Muslim leader, laid siege to Masyaf castle in the 12th century. But he thought twice before launching an assault on the Assassins, who had a reputation for mounting daring operations to slay their foes. "Anyone who tried to take the Assassins' castle would be dead the next day," said Haytham Ali Hasan, an archaeologist involved in the restoration project. Although Saladin had conquered Crusader...
  • Sword, Armor Found Buried Inside Remains Of James Fort

    05/09/2007 5:46:31 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,718+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | 5-9-2007 | Diane Tennant
    Sword, armor found buried inside remains of James Fort Archaeologists Mary Anna Richardson, left, and Luke Pecoraro carefully begin excavating a potential cache of arms and armor that so far includes a broad sword with a basket hilt and blade, armor that protects the thigh and a rapier hilt, discovered recently at Historic Jamestowne. PHOTO BY MICHAEL LAVIN / APVA PRESERVATION VIRGINIA By DIANE TENNANT, The Virginian-Pilot © May 9, 2007 | Last updated 1:49 PM May. 9 JAMESTOWN – A cache of armor from the early 1600s has been discovered by archaeologists excavating a trash pit inside the remains...
  • For survivor, quilt tells story of a horrific time (Holocaust Quilt)

    04/26/2007 6:39:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 728+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Quilts are pieces of cloth sewn together that in many cases tell history. But not all are designed to remember happy times. For Rosa Freund, the quilt she recently completed looks back on when she and others lived through the tyranny of Nazism. A Holocaust survivor who started her life in concentration camps when she was 17 years old, Freund gathered patches from friends and then created a quilt to be a silent witness of those terrible days more than six decades ago when she was taken from her home on the outskirts of Budapest, Hungary. One...
  • Irish village gets its harlot back

    04/16/2007 7:55:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 52 replies · 840+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 4-16-2007 | staff writer
    A village in south-west Ireland has won a fresh round in a battle to change its name in the Irish language back to Fort of the Harlot. For centuries, the village known as Doon in English had been known in Irish as Dun Bleisce, or Fort of the Harlot, but the name was changed in 2003 when the Government ordered a simpler An Dun, or The Fort. The unpopular move led to 1,000 locals signing a petition to have 'harlot' added back to the name. They were backed by local politicians and a Limerick County Council motion of support.
  • Equine event comes to Fort Huachuca

    02/14/2007 6:22:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 455+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Think the days of soldiers riding Army horses are limited to memorial units? You’d be wrong. “There are 2,500 Army horses serving today,” said Paul H. Scholtz, one of the directors of the U.S. Cavalry Association who also is the group’s chaplain. The days of using four-footed members of the equine class are still needed, especially as the United States continues its engagement in the war on terrorism, he said. While many of the Army-owned mounts are part of ceremonial units, some are being used in Afghanistan and other places in the world to carry soldiers to...
  • Fort honors those who deployed alone

    01/20/2007 11:14:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 362+ views
    Maj. Danny Salter stands by while Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast chats with his sons, James, 5, left, and Will, 7. Salter and 27 others were honored during a welcome home ceremony Friday at Fitch Auditorium in Alvarado Hall. (Mark Levy-Herald/Review) Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — Although there is a tendency to denigrate Iraqi soldiers, Maj. Danny B. Salter advises against doing that. After spending more than a year in Iraq as the operations officer for a Military Transition Team, Salter said the 17-, 18- and 19-year-olds willing to enlist in the Iraqi Army are stepping up to defend their nation. And...
  • Ohio's Stonehenge

    12/12/2006 4:26:26 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 1,206+ views
    Ohio.com ^ | 12-12-2006 | Bob Downing
    Ohio's StonehengeFort Ancient is largest, best preserved earthwork of its kind in America. Its purpose is not known By Bob Downing Beacon Journal staff writer A sign identifies one of the prehistoric earthworks at Fort Ancient State Memorial. Ohio law forbids walking off trail or on any mound or earthwork.OREGONIA - Fort Ancient remains a mystery. The extensive earthen mounds and walls in southwest Ohio are unlikely a fortress, although they might have been used for social gatherings and religious ceremonies and astronomical viewings. The site, atop a wooded bluff 235 feet above the Little Miami River in Warren County,...
  • Fort to have 16th annual Holiday Tour of Historic Homes

    11/21/2006 6:30:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 287+ views
    On Dec. 3, the residents of 14 historic military quarters on Fort Huachuca will open their doors to curious visitors for the annual home tour. Everyone is invited to come celebrate the holiday season as the historic homes are decked with holiday finery. For the past 16 years, the fort has marked the beginning of the holiday season with the Holiday Tour of Historic Homes. The Fort Huachuca Old Post area, a National Historic Landmark, will be lit by the soft glow of luminaries as the public is given a rare glimpse at the interior of these homes. Annually, the...