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  • Pigs Fly: HuffPo Publishes Almost Positive Story About Roy Moore

    11/27/2017 8:17:41 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 27, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Do pigs fly? Shockingly, the extremely liberal Huffington Post on Sunday actually published a story involving Republican senate nominee Judge Roy Moore of Alabama that sounded almost positive...or at least not overtly hostile. The reason seems to be that the author, Hamilton Gregory, is a Vietnam veteran and his emphasis was on the practice of fragging during that war. Moore comes into the story mainly because he was under a fragging threat due to his insistence of enforcing discipline upon his troops, many of whom were drug abusers. The headline was "The Forgotten History Of ‘Fragging’ In Vietnam: Senate candidate Roy Moore was...
  • Military court upholds death sentence in 2003 ‘fragging’ case

    08/21/2015 4:37:06 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 20, 2015 | Michael Doyle
    The nation’s highest military court has affirmed the conviction and death sentence for a University of California, Davis, graduate who admitted killing two fellow U.S. soldiers at the start of the Iraq War. In a closely split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces rejected claims by Los Angeles native Hasan K. Akbar that his original defense team was ineffective. Akbar argued at trial that he was mentally ill when he killed two and wounded 14 in the March 2003 attack in Kuwait.
  • Kathleen Parker: The Tea Fragger Party

    07/29/2011 8:31:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2011 | Kathleen Parker
    Fragging: “To intentionally kill or wound (one’s superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade.” Take names. Remember them. The behavior of certain Republicans who call themselves Tea Party conservatives makes them the most destructive posse of misguided “patriots” we’ve seen in recent memory. If the nation defaults on its financial obligations, the blame belongs to the Tea Party Republicans who fragged their own leader, John Boehner. They had victory in their hands and couldn’t bring themselves to support his debt-ceiling plan, which, if not perfect, was more than anyone could have imagined just a few months ago. No new...
  • British guard appears in court over Baghdad killings

    08/11/2009 12:50:30 PM PDT · by Allegra · 4 replies · 328+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 8, 2009 | Martin Chulov and Steven Morris
    The British security contractor accused of murdering two western colleagues in Baghdad and critically wounding an Iraqi appeared in court today and "made a full confession" about his role in the alleged rampage, according to a senior Iraqi official. Daniel Fitzsimons, a former Paratrooper, appeared before an investigative judge who told him he faces the death penalty if convicted. Interior ministry spokesman Major General Abdul-Kareem Kalaph said last night that Fitzsimons had confessed during the brief hearing to shooting dead his colleagues.
  • Officials Identify Victims of Camp Liberty Shooting

    05/13/2009 5:05:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,061+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009 – Defense Department officials today released the names of four soldiers killed in a shooting at a combat stress clinic at Camp Liberty, Iraq on May 11. The name of a fifth victim, Navy Cmdr. Charles K. Springle, 52, of Wilmington, N.C., was released yesterday. Dead are: -- Army Maj. Matthew P. Houseal, 54, of Amarillo, Texas, assigned to the 55th Medical Company in Indianapolis; -- Army Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, 25, of Paterson, N.J., assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, Germany; -- Army Spc. Jacob D. Barton, 20, of...
  • Father: Army 'Broke' Soldier Accused of Killing 5

    05/13/2009 7:34:09 AM PDT · by meandog · 96 replies · 3,946+ views
    news max ^ | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:10 AM
    SHERMAN, Texas -- The father of a U.S. soldier accused of killing five fellow troops in Iraq said his son "forfeited his life" but the military bears some responsibility for the rampage. Wilburn Russell said Tuesday that 44-year-old Army Sgt. John M. Russell wasn't typically a violent person, but counselors "broke" him before gunfire erupted in a military stress center Monday in Baghdad. "John has forfeited his life. Apparently, he said (to his wife), 'My life is over. To hell with it. I'm going to get even with 'em,'" said the elder Russell, 73. His father said the younger Russell,...
  • The Camp Liberty shooter was muslim according to BBC Arabic report (Report may be incorrect)

    05/12/2009 5:02:06 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 29 replies · 2,769+ views
    BBC via blogger ^ | 12 May 2009 | BBC (Arabic)
    Arabic source at Analysis at JVeritas might want to take a look at this to verify. The Camp Liberty shooter was muslim according to BBC Arabic report‏ "BBC Arabic is saying the the Iraqi Army claims that the perpetrator was a Muslim, in fact the Imam at Camp Liberty's mosque..."
  • GI Guns Down 5 Comrades, Pentagon Says

    05/12/2009 6:08:07 AM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies · 1,121+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2009 | ROBERT H. REID
    An American Army sergeant shot and killed five fellow soldiers following an altercation at a military counseling center in Iraq Monday, officials said. [First sentence only, due to AP copyright policy.]
  • US soldier guns down 5 fellow soldiers in Iraq

    05/11/2009 11:26:30 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 39 replies · 2,255+ views
    AP via YAhoo ^ | 5.11.09 | ROBERT H. REID
    BAGHDAD – A U.S. soldier opened fire at a counseling center on a U.S. base Monday, killing five fellow soldiers before being taken into custody, the U.S. command and Pentagon officials said.
  • Gates Expresses Horror, Regret Over Base Slayings

    05/11/2009 4:48:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 795+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the Defense Department will devote its “highest-priority attention” to the slaying today of five U.S. servicemembers in Baghdad. “I would like to express my horror and deep regret over today's shooting incident at Camp Liberty in Iraq,” Gates said at a Pentagon news briefing. “I offer my sympathy and condolences to the families of those who were killed.” As details about the incident continue to emerge, the U.S. military is holding in custody an American soldier suspected of involvement in the shooting deaths that occurred around 2 p.m....
  • U.S. Soldier in Custody Following Slaying of 5 Americans in Iraq

    05/11/2009 4:23:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,241+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2009 – An American soldier suspected in involvement in the shooting deaths of five U.S. servicemembers today in Baghdad is in U.S. custody, defense officials said. The incident occurred around 2 p.m. local time at the U.S. military base Camp Liberty in the Iraqi capital. Defense officials characterized the killings as an unexpected tragedy. “Any time we lose one of our own, it affects us all,” said Army Col. John Robinson, Multinational Corps Iraq spokesman. “Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all the servicemembers involved in this terrible tragedy.” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman...
  • Official: 5 Killed After U.S. Service Member Opens Fire on Iraq Base (Shooter in Custody)

    05/11/2009 7:17:54 AM PDT · by boxerblues · 180 replies · 12,116+ views
    Cnn. ^ | May 11 2009
  • Five US soldiers killed in shooting at American base in Baghdad,

    05/11/2009 7:24:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 40 replies · 2,331+ views
    BBC ^ | May 11th 20091
    LATEST:Five US soldiers killed in shooting at American base in Baghdad, US military says. More to follow. _
  • Colin Powell drops a grenade

    10/19/2008 5:26:26 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 99 replies · 5,090+ views
    BBC News ^ | 19 Oct 08 | Gavin Hewitt
    FAYETTEVILLE, NC: Colin Powell's intervention did not surprise me. I knew that he thought America was on the wrong track. Last summer I was speaking to one of his closest freinds. He phoned Colin Powell while I was with him and the former secretary of state was fixing his roof at the time. The message of the friend - a man who had also been in government - was that America was alienating the world by showing a harsh face. He went on: America was at its strongest when it was at its most generous. The country, he said, had...
  • Coulter's Murtha 'Fragging' Comment Draws Fire

    06/16/2006 8:57:11 AM PDT · by Deek1969 · 258 replies · 5,845+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/16/2004
    Following the controversy created by her new book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," Ann Coulter has stirred up new outrage with a comment about outspoken anti-Iraq war Congressman John Murtha. In an e-mail interview with John Hawkins at the Right Wing News Web site, Coulter was asked for comments on several prominent individuals. When the name of Pennsylvania Democrat and ex-Marine Murtha came up, Coulter remarked: "The reason soldiers invented ‘fragging.’”
  • Army to open criminal probe of Tillman death

    03/04/2006 1:15:22 PM PST · by Glenn · 218 replies · 10,606+ views
    CNN Online ^ | 03/04/2006 | Barbara Starr
    <p>A criminal probe is being opened into the death of former NFL star Pat Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.</p>
  • College probes teacher who urged fragging by GIs

    11/21/2005 4:32:12 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 83 replies · 2,620+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2005 | Joyce Howard Price
    A community college in northwestern New Jersey is investigating a part-time instructor who vowed to intimidate students who host conservative speakers at the school. The teacher also called for U.S. soldiers in Iraq to kill their superiors. At issue is a personal e-mail written by John Daly, adjunct instructor in writing and developmental English at Warren County Community College in Washington, N.J. He sent it to a student after she asked him and other faculty members to announce that a veteran of the war in Iraq would appear at the school.
  • Death Sentence Possible For US Soldier

    11/01/2005 5:22:02 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 631+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-2-2005 | Diana Ellis
    Death Sentence Possible for U.S. Soldier Wednesday November 2, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo WXS101 By DIANA ELIAS The Guardian (UK) Associated Press Writer CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (AP) - A U.S. soldier could face the death penalty after an Army probe recommended Tuesday he be court-martialed in the Iraq war's first case of alleged ``fragging,'' slang for the murder of superior officers. Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez of Troy, N.Y., had a ``personal vendetta'' against one of two higher-ranked officers who died in an explosion June 7 on a U.S. base near Tikrit, north of Baghdad, military investigator Col. Patrick...
  • Military tribunal begins hearings into first Iraq "fragging" incident

    10/31/2005 8:28:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 914+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 31, 2005 | Diana Elias
    Associated Press KUWAIT CITY – A military tribunal began hearings today for a U.S. Army sergeant charged with killing two superior officers in Iraq, with a witness testifying that the defendant told him he wanted to kill one of the victims. Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez, of Troy, N.Y., faces murder charges in the June 7 killings of Capt. Philip Esposito and Lt. Louis E. Allen in a bomb blast at Forward Operating Base Danger, near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, the hometown of the deposed Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, some 80 miles north of Baghdad. It is believed...
  • Sergeant Charged With Killing Superiors (Article 32 begins)

    10/31/2005 12:51:17 PM PST · by No Longer Free State · 28 replies · 1,491+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/2005 | Unattributed (AP)
    A military tribunal began hearings Monday for a U.S. Army sergeant charged with killing two superior officers in Iraq, with a witness testifying that the defendant told him he wanted to kill one of the victims. Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez, of Troy, N.Y., faces murder charges in the June 7 killing of Capt. Philip Esposito and Lt. Louis E. Allen in a bomb blast at Forward Operating Base Danger, near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, the hometown of the deposed Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, some 80 miles north of Baghdad. The tribunal, held at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait,...