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  • Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

    04/13/2016 3:57:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 63 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 4/13/16 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. Reeves heard more than three hours of arguments about motions in the lawsuit that Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, filed against the state. Moore is asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
  • American reported killed while walking on Caribbean beach with her husband

    01/25/2016 2:00:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 25, 2016
    An American tourist was brutally stabbed to death at a deserted beach on the Caribbean island of Grenada Saturday, according to police who say the suspect quickly turned himself in. The 39-year-old woman had been walking in the sand with her husband when the attacker stabbed her with a cutlass, a short sword, The Telegraph reports.
  • Fiorina: Carson, Trump ‘sound a lot like politicians’

    10/16/2015 8:16:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/15 | Mark Hensch
    Carly Fiorina criticized fellow GOP presidential contenders Ben Carson and Donald Trump for threatening to boycott CNBC's debate. “Well, I think apparently they’re worried about answering questions for three hours,” she told host Megyn Kelly on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” on Thursday night. “For heaven sakes, we have ten candidates on stage,” Fiorina said. "I don’t think three hours is a long time. “They also apparently asked for prepared statements,” she added of Carson and Trump. "You know, prepared statements are what politicians do. “So, honestly, here are two outsiders supposedly. Donald Trump and Ben Carson – they sound...
  • Carly Fiorina’s Texas roots run deep (She left Texas at age 2...)

    10/12/2015 5:47:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    El Paso Inc ^ | 10/12/15 | Jonathan Tilove
    Rick Perry may be out of the race for president, but the Republican field is still brimming with Texans. One of them is Carly Fiorina, who has surged into the top tier of candidates, behind only Donald Trump and Ben Carson in recent polls. Born Cara Carleton Sneed in Austin in September 1954 to Joseph Tyree Sneed III, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and his wife, Madelon, her Texas residency was fleeting. She departed at age 2
  • Carly Fiorina Says Degree In Medieval History Will Help Her Defeat Isis

    10/05/2015 8:07:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/5/15 | JORDYN PHELPS
    For over three decades, Carly Fiorina's bachelor's degree from Stanford University in medieval history and philosophy has had little real-world application. But as she mounts a presidential bid, the Republican candidate says her degree is finally of use as she considers how she would deal with ISIS as commander-in-chief. "Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy," Fiorina said Sunday night, "because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally." Fiorina was responding to a question from a member of the military at a town hall in Windham, New Hampshire,...
  • Experts warn of possible imminent eruption of Kick’em Jenny volcano

    07/23/2015 4:06:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    he Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies has issued an orange alert for the underwater volcano Kick’em Jenny, after strong and sustained signals were recorded in the early hours of this morning suggesting than an eruption could occur with less than 24-hours notice. Instruments monitoring the volcano, located 8km north of Grenada (12.3000° N, 61.6400° W), recorded strong, continuous activity between 1:25 a.m. and 3.am. Grenada, as well as St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago are particularly on alert. “Signs of elevated seismicity began on July 11 and continue to present....
  • Reagan Calls for End to World's Farm Subsidies

    03/07/2015 9:51:40 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 06, 1987 | |JAMES GERSTENZANG and JACK NELSON
    VENICE, Italy — President Reagan, who less than two years ago signed the most expensive farm aid bill in history, called Friday for the elimination of agricultural subsidies worldwide by the year 2000 as a way of promoting better world economic health.At the same time, Reagan said that the United States has made "real progress" in trimming its budget deficit, despite ongoing spending battles with Congress, thereby freeing for private investment abroad some of the foreign capital that has been tied up financing the U.S. debt.Reagan's remarks, made in a speech televised by Worldnet and provided to networks around the...
  • Recorded Reagan's apology to Thatcher over Grenada invasion revealed

    11/10/2014 11:42:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/10/2014
    A recorded conversation between an apologetic Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time. "We regret very much the embarrassment that's been caused to you," the US leader said during the call. Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the Americans invaded a Commonwealth state. United States troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Caribbean island's Marxist regime. While US forces were still in action, the president phoned Lady Thatcher to explain the action he had taken. "If I were there, Margaret," he said, "I'd...
  • TODAY....

    10/25/2013 12:18:15 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    25 Oct 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Today is the 30th Anniv of "Operation Urgent Fury(Grenada)" this operation and it's aftermath lead DIRECTLY to "Goldwater/Nicols(1986)" and "Jointness".
  • Same Old, Same Old in Syria

    09/05/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the Vietnam War, we have attacked lots of countries and non-state militias. The roll call of recent American military interventions is quite astounding: Cambodia, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Liberia, Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Zaire and Afghanistan. Even the notion of Past American isolationism is a myth. In the four years between 1912 and 1916 alone, the U.S. sent...
  • AP: Gosnell’s co-defendants really needed jobs, you know

    04/13/2013 7:08:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/13/13 | Ed Morrissey
    The Associated Press has been one of the few national media outlets providing at least some coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial, presumably from their local partners, so they certainly deserve some credit for going where their competitors wouldn’t — at least not until recently.  As with most news outlets following an ongoing story, the AP started looking for fresh angles to frame their stories.  Last night, though, the AP sent out a wire story headlined “Philly abortion workers saw few options,” in which Maryclaire Dale focuses on the employment woes of Gosnell’s co-defendants to explain why they followed Gosnell’s orders...
  • Operation Urgent Fury (October 25, 1983)

    10/25/2011 1:28:54 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 3 replies
    Operation Urgent Fury Grenada President Reagan orders U.S. Marines, Army Rangers, Navy Special Warfare teams, and other military forces to invade Grenada, citing a takeover of the tiny Caribbean Island by "a brutal group of leftist thugs." U.S. troops, along with a small force from six Caribbean nations, overcome surprisingly strong resistance from Cubans, who support the island's new regime. A day after the invasion, the troops begin evacuating 1,100 U.S. citizens on the island.
  • Leak City (Oliver North)

    07/29/2010 9:10:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 30, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In most administrations, "leaks" of classified information precipitate presidential ire. Nearly all such unauthorized disclosures are the consequence of disgruntled government employees deciding that a "leak" is the best way to stop some activity they have decided should not continue. To justify their unlawful actions, they call themselves "secret whistle-blowers." The so-called "mainstream media" love them. Most American presidents do not. That's what makes the current commander in chief's reactions to a whole series of "leaks" so unusual. President Barack Obama doesn't seem to be concerned at all. President Ronald Reagan was infuriated by the publication and broadcast...
  • Michelle Obama made dusk visit to Great Mosque of Granada during Spanish trip [Built 2003]

    08/24/2010 12:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 23, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    While President Barack Obama was “forcefully” endorsing the Ground Zero Mosque, Michelle Obama was paying homage with her presence to the Great Mosque at Granada, which overlooks what was once Islam’s most important outpost in Europe, the Alhambra palace in Granada. There is no doubt about the influence of the Great Mosque of Granada overlooking Alhambra. One Spanish guidebook states that the Alhambra is to Granada what St.Peter’s is to Rome or St. Mark’s Square to Venice. Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, visited the Alhambra Mosque at dusk on the second day of her visit to Spain, one...
  • Grenada man hauls bucket of human heads to police

    05/04/2010 4:54:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1,264+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2010
    ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada — A Grenada man with two severed human heads in a bucket walked into a precinct station and presented his haul to horrified police, authorities said Tuesday. The 32-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was detained when he entered the Grenville station late Monday.
  • Alice Palmer Re-examined-Was Obama's First Political Boss a Soviet "Agent of Influence"?

    11/21/2009 3:13:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 911+ views
    New Zeal ^ | Nov. 17, 2009
    Alice Palmer is a Chicago based academic, activist and former friend, employer and political ally of Barack Obama. In the mid 1990s Alice Palmer, then an Illinois State Senator, employed Obama has her chief of staff, when she attempted an ill-fated run for the US Congress. Obama was part of Friends of Alice Palmer, alongside controversial property developer Tony Rezko and Democratic Socialists of America members Danny Davis, Betty Wilhoitte and Timuel Black-also a member of Committees of Correspondence). Later Palmer introduced Obama as designated successor to her Illinois State Senate seat, in the living room of former Weather Underground...
  • Last of the 1983 coup prisoners are released (Grenada)

    09/06/2009 10:05:11 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies · 669+ views
    France24 ^ | 06 September 2009 | WireReports
    Seven men convicted of killing the Grenadian prime minister in the 1983 coup that spurred a US military invasion of the Caribbean island state (pictured: US soldiers arrest Marxist militiamen) have been released from jail. AFP - Seven men convicted of the murder of Grenadan prime minister Maurice Bishop during a 1983 coup were set free Saturday, 26 years after the killing that spurred a US military invasion. Former deputy prime minister Bernard Coard was released, along with former ministers and senior officers from the People's Revolutionary Army, after Governor General Carlyle Glean reviewed their sentences. Scores of relatives, former...
  • CNN Uses Pro-Communist American to Tout Cuban Health Care

    08/09/2009 8:38:34 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies · 1,465+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 8, 2009 | Rich Noyes
    There’s something deeply wrong with journalism that scrutinizes and criticizes the institutions of free and successful nations, but produces puff pieces on the supposed achievements of totalitarian dictatorships. On Thursday, CNN aired a piece of Communist Party propaganda about how Cuba could serve as “a model for health care reform” in the United States, complete with an authoritative sound bite from an American medical expert, identified only as someone “who’s lived and worked in Cuba for decades.”But the expert, Gail Reed, is a longtime admirer of the Cuban revolution, married to the Cuban official who served as ambassador to Grenada...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • Another Freeper help requested (acquiring film)

    07/08/2007 8:05:22 AM PDT · by LS · 15 replies · 681+ views
    self | 7/8/7 | LS
    You guys have been absolutely terrific in locating sources, so for you new/film experts out there: I have a grant to produce a television pilot, tenatively called "How Ronald Reagan Won the Cold War with a Speech," about the "Star Wars" speech. We begin filming interviews and so forth tomorrow. I'm still trying to acquire actual news clips of the Iran hostages being taken or released; the Grenada students kissing the ground; the mujaheddin vs. the Soviets; and Daniel Ortega meeting with Congressional leaders. Has anyone acquired news clips from the major news organizations before, and if so, do you...
  • It's Going To Be Another Vietnam (Bring Them Home When?)

    02/16/2007 11:30:39 AM PST · by Republican Red · 27 replies · 1,319+ views
    Check out this genius from the Floor of the House on the War Debate. Mr. Speaker, it is time to pull our troops out . . . . The longer we stay in . . . the more chance we have of being sucked into another Vietnam in that region. The longer we stay in . . . the less credibility we have with neighbors in the hemisphere that we are a nation of peace, not an invading force. Mr. Speaker, we can argue another day about how our troops got [there], but I do not think anyone wants them...
  • Taiwan anthem played for China officials (diplomatic gaffe in Grenada at stadium opening)

    02/03/2007 7:51:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 914+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/07 | Linda Straker - ap
    ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada - A diplomatic gaffe marred Saturday's inauguration of a China-financed stadium on this Caribbean island when a band performed the national anthem of Chinese rival Taiwan. Chinese Ambassador Qian Hongshan and scores of blue-uniformed Chinese laborers who built the $40 million Queen's Park stadium as a gift were visibly uncomfortable as Taiwan's anthem echoed inside the 20,000-seat venue. Describing it as a blunder, Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell pledged an investigation into how the Royal Grenada Police Band could have prepared the anthem of Taiwan instead of China. China and Taiwan split in 1949 amid a civil...
  • Marine hero leaves legacy of determination, retires after more than 30 years service

    03/01/2006 10:09:20 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 5 replies · 306+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 1 March 2006 | Lance Corporal Ethan Hoaldridge
    Marine hero leaves legacy of determination, retires after more than 30 years service Submitted by: Marine Forces Pacific Story Identification #: 200631203014 Story by Lance Cpl. Ethan Hoaldridge U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (March 1, 2006) -- Grenada, 1983--Helicopters being shot down, men sacrificing their lives for their fellow warriors, American medical students being rescued and a Silver Star are all elements of a story that echoes of heroism and inspires greatness. Col. Timothy B. Howard, a veteran of this encounter, retired in a ceremony at the Pacific War Memorial at Marine Corps Base Hawaii,...
  • Red China on the March: The People’s Republic moves onto Grenada.

    02/14/2006 9:54:04 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 17 replies · 643+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2006 | Steven W. Mosher
    Red China on the March The People’s Republic moves onto Grenada. By Steven W. Mosher In January 2005, Grenada established diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China, breaking off its longstanding relationship with Taiwan in the process. The sudden move followed a hotly contested election in which the ruling party won by the smallest of margins. The PRC has opened a substantial embassy in the tiny island nation — Ambassador Shen Hongshun and entourage arrived in April — and is rebuilding, at considerable expense, the national soccer stadium that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004. Other aid...
  • Nothing tougher than an American Marine

    08/22/2005 2:52:20 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 16 replies · 3,387+ views
    WORLD DEFENSE REVIEW ^ | 22 August 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH, JR.
    This is one of those rare moments when it might be better if I were not a former Marine. Don't misunderstand me, I'm incredibly proud of my prior service as one of America's "few good men." But I'm afraid I may now come across as being somewhat less-than objective when I attempt to blast Navy fawning James F. Dunnigan out of the water (no pun intended). Here's why: Last month, Dunnigan, acclaimed author and the editor in chief of Strategy Page, wrote a piece, "Why the U.S. Navy Is Creating a New Marine Corps," in which he said, "the toughest...
  • Nothing tougher than an American Marine

    08/20/2005 5:23:49 PM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 35 replies · 1,613+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | August 20, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Nothing tougher than an American Marine By W. Thomas Smith Jr. This is one of those rare moments when it might be better if I were not a former Marine. Don't misunderstand me, I'm incredibly proud of my prior service as one of America's "few good men." But I'm afraid I may now come across as being somewhat less-than objective when I attempt to blast Navy fawning James F. Dunnigan out of the water (no pun intended). Here's why: Last month, Dunnigan, acclaimed author and the editor in chief of Strategy Page, wrote a piece, "Why the U.S. Navy Is...
  • Two centuries for the Army

    06/14/2005 7:05:40 AM PDT · by dts32041 · 12 replies · 553+ views
    Waswhing Times ^ | 14 JUN 05 | Michael Schellhammer
    This early summer is the 230th anniversary of when American Colonists and British soldiers clashed outside Boston and began the American Revolution in 1775. On June 14 that same year the Continental Congress officially recognized the armed New England farmers and militiamen that had spontaneously gathered at Cambridge, Mass., as a Continental Army and named George Washington its commander. On this day every year, soldiers around the world commemorate June 14 as the birthday of the United States Army, and remember when Gen. Washington established its standards of honor, discipline and professionalism. These traits have carried the Army through the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers President Ronald Reagan and the Cold War - Dec. 30th, 2004

    12/29/2004 10:38:21 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 100 replies · 2,486+ views
    American History Magazine | October 2003 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Curious Namedropping: By invoking Reagan, Kerry highlights Bush's multilateralism.

    10/25/2004 8:57:06 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 5 replies · 477+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 25, 2004 | Paul Kengor
    John Kerry continues to invoke the name of Ronald Reagan when criticizing what he calls George W. Bush's "go it alone" use of force. Kerry's decision to name-drop Reagan is curious, especially in light of an event that happened nearly two decades ago this week. On October 25, 1983, some 5,000 U.S. troops stormed the Caribbean island of Grenada, where renegade Marxists murdered Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. A violent Marxist military council trained by Cuba put itself in charge, shot and jailed Bishop's supporters, enacted martial law, and imposed a shoot-on-sight, 24-hour curfew that threatened everyone living on the...
  • BUSH'S US$50M BAILOUT, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti on rescue list

    10/01/2004 8:17:47 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Trinidad Express ^ | 10/01/04 | Trinidad Express
    BUSH'S US$50M BAILOUT Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti on rescue list Thursday, September 30th 2004 Victims in hurricane-ravaged islands such as Grenada, Jamaica and Haiti may soon have something to smile about, if a request from US President George Bush for $50 million to aid in international disaster and famine relief is granted by the US Congress. In a press release yesterday, the United States Embassy said the funds for the Caribbean formed part of a $7.1 billion supplemental budget request to assist US and international regions which were heavily damaged this hurricane season. So far, the United States has provided US$3.8...
  • Hurricane Ivan Upgraded to Category 5 Hurricane

    09/08/2004 9:06:23 AM PDT · by bd476 · 402 replies · 13,103+ views
    NOAA National Hurricane Center ^ | September 8, 2004 | NOAA National Hurricane Center
    ZCZC MIATCPAT4 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM BULLETIN HURRICANE IVAN ADVISORY NUMBER 25 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 11 AM AST WED SEP 08 2004 ...Dangerous Hurricane Ivan heading for the central Caribbean Sea... A hurricane warning remains in effect for Aruba...Bonaire...and Curacao. A hurricane watch and a Tropical Storm Warning remain in effect for The Guarjira Peninsula of Columbia...and for the entire Northern Coast of Venezuela. At 11 AM AST...1500z...the Government of Haiti has issued a Hurricane Watch for the entire Southwest peninsula of Haiti from the border of the Dominican Republic Westward...including Port Au Prince. A Tropical Storm...
  • Cuban Dissident Calls for Referendum

    07/25/2004 12:51:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 476+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/24/04 | AP
    HAVANA -- A former political prisoner whose case was highlighted by President Bush urged Cuba's government Friday to hold a referendum on whether to change the communist island's political system. In a 10-page report called "The Cuba We Want," Leonardo Bruzon Avila and fellow dissident Carlos Rios Otero called for the referendum and laid out a plan for Cuba's transition to a multiparty, democratic system and free-market economy. The report was delivered Friday to the offices of Cuban Justice Minister Roberto Diaz Sotolongo. There was no public reaction by the President Fidel Castro's government to the recommendations. The proposal echoed...
  • Menges: 'Unsung Hero of the Cold War'

    07/13/2004 5:39:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 1 replies · 267+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/13/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Constantine Menges was one of the champions of freedom and an "unsung hero of the Cold War," former director of Voice of America Robert Reilly told NewsMax.com. Reilly, who served with Dr. Menges during the Reagan administration, remembered fondly his colleague and friend who passed away Sunday. "He played some very key roles in the liberation of Grenada and the policy in Central America and the defeat of the Sandinistas and the Communists in El Salvador," Reilly recounted. "He had a very keen strategic sense, a very powerful and analytical ability which together allowed him to predict a great deal...
  • Grenada Parliament holds special session to honor Reagan

    06/16/2004 9:56:09 PM PDT · by ambrose · 9 replies · 201+ views
    AP ^ | 6.16.04
    Published Wednesday, June 16, 2004 Grenada Parliament Honors Ronald Reagan By LOREN BROWN Associated Press Writer ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada Grenada's Parliament held a special session Wednesday to honor Ronald Reagan for ordering the 1983 U.S. invasion that followed a bloody coup on the Caribbean island. Prime Minister Keith Mitchell was among the legislators lauding the former president, who died June 5 at age 93. Lawmakers approved a motion saying Reagan played a significant role in restoring peace and democracy. The Caribbean island became a point of contention in the Cold War after Maurice Bishop led a bloodless coup and installed...
  • Was Reagan the First Neocon?

    06/14/2004 4:57:30 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 41 replies · 518+ views
    WND.com ^ | 06-14-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Was Reagan the 1st neoconservative? Posted: June 14, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Would Ronald Reagan have invaded Iraq? Would he have declared a doctrine of preventive war to keep any rival nation from rising to where it might challenge us? Would he have crusaded for "world democratic revolution"? Was Reagan the first neoconservative? This claim has been entered in the wake of his death. Yet, it seems bogus, a patent forgery, a fabricated claim to the Reagan legacy, worked up in the same shop where they made the documents proving Saddam was buying up all...
  • (1983) Why the Surprise Move in Grenada -- and What Next?

    06/10/2004 7:01:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 302+ views
    U.S. News & World Report | Nov. 7, 1983
    U.S. News & World Report November 7, 1983 Why the Surprise Move in Grenada-and What Next? The U.S. has foiled Cuban plans to turn the tiny nation into a Marxist puppet. The task now: Bring back democracy. POINT SALINES, Grenada In the most dramatic move of his Presidency, Ronald Reagan sent in the Marines and Army to pluck to safety hundreds of Americans from this troubled island and to halt Cuban-Soviet advances in the hemisphere. The invasion ends the Cuban presence on Grenada and takes out of commission a controversial airfield that the U.S. believed would have allowed Havana and...
  • History points finger at revenge for lost Moor kingdom

    03/13/2004 3:41:42 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 45 replies · 320+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Filed: 13/03/2004) | Isambard Wilkinson in Madrid
    New forensic evidence on the bombings has raised an uncomfortable question for Spaniards. Is Osama bin Laden dreaming of exacting revenge for the loss of Al-Andalus, the ancient Moorish kingdom in Iberia? A group close to bin Laden's al-Qa'eda network, the Brigade of Abu Hafs al-Masri, sent a message to a London-based Arabic newspaper explaining the reasons for attacking Spain. "This is part of settling old accounts with Spain, the crusader and America's ally in its war against Islam," the statement said. While the authentiticy of the message is open to doubt, there is no question that it reflects the...
  • Misguided Mission

    12/19/2003 6:40:14 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 24 replies · 305+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 12-19-03 | Reese, Charley
    Misguided Mission It's clear that the president's brain is occupied by the neoconservatives who surround him. It's clear from their writings and policy statements that the neoconservatives believe the United States can become the dominant power on Earth. This is a bad judgment that is dangerous and could become lethal. This is why thoughtful people believe it is imperative to defeat George Bush in the 2004 elections. This wrongheaded policy, cooked up by academics and journalists, is not one that will merely embarrass the United States. It is a wrongheaded policy that could have dire consequences for the American people....
  • Samaria on the Caribbean [Israel should do what Reagan did in Grenada]

    10/21/2003 5:49:05 PM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 194+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 21, 2003 | MICHAEL FREUND
    It was 20 years ago this week, on October 25, 1983, that US armed forces stormed onto the small Caribbean island nation of Grenada, toppling its radical Marxist government and securing the lives of hundreds of American medical students who were based there. Though the operation was mocked at the time by various observers, and provided late-night television hosts with plenty of fodder for their comedy routines, the Grenada campaign in fact proved to be a turning point in the Cold War. It marked the first time since Vietnam that Washington had been willing to employ military force to roll...
  • Muslim call to thwart capitalism

    07/13/2003 3:46:01 PM PDT · by veronica · 51 replies · 348+ views
    BBC.com ^ | July 13, 2003 | Mark McCallum
    An Islamic conference in the Spanish city of Granada has called on Muslims around the world to help bring about the end of the capitalist system. The call came at a conference titled 'Islam in Europe' attended by about 2,000 Muslims. Earlier this week Granada saw the first official opening of a mosque in Spain for more than 500 years. The keynote speaker at the conference was Umar Ibrahim Vadillo, leader of the worldwide Muslim group known as Murabitun. The group is strongly opposed to capitalism. Mr Vadillo said America's economic interests had become the religion of the world and...
  • U.S. troops raid Saddam's home town; one Iraqi killed, 20 detained

    05/02/2003 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Clive · 198+ views
    AP via Sun Media ^ | May 2, 2003 | Davis Rising
    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) - U.S. soldiers raided a dozen buildings in Saddam Hussein's home town Friday, killing one Iraqi and detaining about 20. U.S. officials also announced the capture in Baghdad of one of Saddam's most trusted aides. The aide, Mizban Khadr Hadi, was a member of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council and had been an adviser to Saddam since the early 1980s. Captured Thursday, Hadi was ranked No. 41 on the U.S. most-wanted list of 55 regime leaders. Even with U.S. President George W. Bush declaring an end to "major combat operations," the raid in Tikrit was the latest of...
  • HISTORY LESSON: Urgent Fury -- The 1983 Invasion of Grenada

    04/05/2003 12:23:58 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 477+ views
    I paid attention at the time to the invasion of Grenada --- Urgent Fury. For those who didn't or were too young, here is what happened. At dawn, on October 25, 1983, US Marines, Army Rangers, Navy SEAL commandos and elements of the 82nd Airborne Division invaded Grenada, a member of the British Commonwealth. The announced mission of the American suprise attack, in which troops from a number of Caribbean nations took part, was to ensure the safety of some 1,000 Americans, whose presence on Grenada (most were medical students) was considered endangered by the new marxist military government that...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Urgent Fury - Grenada - Jan. 26th, 2003

    01/26/2003 12:01:57 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 120 replies · 18,164+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...