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  • Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company

    01/05/2015 7:32:10 AM PST · by TigerTale · 4 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | 01-02-15 | Jason Auld
    In August of 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait triggering a quick response from the United States. Ground troops and aircraft were rapidly deployed to protect the country of Saudi Arabia. The first boots on the ground were from the historic 82nd Airborne Division- America's Guard of Honor. Now, almost 25 years later there are very few accounts of what it was like for the soldiers on the ground. The photo book "Always Out Front: a Photo History of an Airborne Company" will tell the story of B Co 313th Military Intelligence Battalion in their own words and photos.
  • What I learned on the Highway of Death in Iraq - Allen West

    01/17/2014 8:15:25 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Steadfast anbd Loyal Blog ^ | January 17, 2014 | Allen West
    Today is the 23rd anniversary of the start of the First Persian Gulf War also known as Operation Desert Storm. I was a 29-year-old Captain in the First Infantry Division, “The Big Red One” at Ft. Riley in Kansas. Angela and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary in December 1990 and now I was deploying into combat — something she had seen her own dad do twice to Vietnam. I was the Fire Support Officer for Task Force 2-16 Infantry (call sign Ranger 14) in the 2nd Brigade (Dagger). Our mission was to be the lead task force of...
  • Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf laid to rest at West Point

    02/28/2013 3:44:57 PM PST · by Marv Dumon · 20 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 02/28/2013 | Marv Dumon
    Today, retired Army General H. Norman Schwarzkopf was laid to rest at West Point. The commander of coalition forces in the first Gulf War was 78-years-old when he passed away on Dec. 27 in Tampa, Fla. due to complications from pneumonia. On Thursday, the U.S. Military Academy announced that a memorial service was held in honor of the four-star general who evicted the Iraqi army out of Kuwait in 1990.
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • Desert Storm Victor Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf R.I.P.

    12/28/2012 4:20:05 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 28, 2012
    Leadership: The hero of Desert Storm gave America a taste of victory after the wasted sacrifice of Vietnam and demonstrated that only the sometimes-unwise decisions of politicians can keep us from victory over our enemies. Schwarzkopf, called "Stormin' Norman" because of his reportedly explosive temper, led America to two sorely needed military victories: a small one in Grenada in 1983 and a big one as de facto commander of allied forces in the Gulf War in 1991. Grenada was the first step in a recovery from the legacy of Vietnam, where defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory in...
  • Picture emerges of teen suicide pilot (Alexander Felos and the Tampa teen suicide pilot)

    04/05/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT · by alwaysaskingquestions · 20 replies · 1,819+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2002 | Curtis Krueger, Katherine Gazella, Ed Quico
    Picture Emerges of Teen Suicide Pilot CHARLES BISHOP: To some, he was a smart, humorous student, which makes his suicide flight all the more incomprehensible. By CURTIS KRUEGER, KATHERINE GAZELLA and ED QUIOCO © St. Petersburg Times published January 8, 2002 ----------- Charles Bishop was a teacher's dream. He read Shakespeare in class, pulled together a middle school literary magazine and enjoyed a good game of flag football. Friends and family members who knew him best described Charles as a patriot. The teen who flew an airplane into the Bank of America building, carrying a note sympathizing with Osama bin...
  • Veterans of the first Gulf War can't get treatment; Army admits medical records were destroyed

    05/01/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Palter · 22 replies
    WTSP ^ | 15 Feb 2011 | Mike Deeson
    St. Petersburg , Florida -- Operation Desert Storm, which pushed Iraqi troops out of Kuwait but kept Saddam Hussein in power, took a huge toll on American servicemen and women. 159,705 veterans were injured or became ill, and 10,617 veterans have died of combat related injuries or illnesses since the initiation of the Gulf War during August 1990. Since the second Gulf War began, there have been another 5,884 casualties. Most of the veterans we talked to for this story say they are aware when they sign their name on the dotted line, they might not come home or could...
  • Kuwait government resigns in row over monarchy

    04/03/2011 7:30:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    globalpost.com ^ | April Fools' Day 2011 | unattributed
    Kuwait's government has quit en masse in a dispute over the performance of several ministers in dealing with uprising in Kuwait's neighbor, Bahrain. According to the Financial Times, lawmakers had sought to question three ministers for supposed errors in office, in particular Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah, over his failure to respond to pointed criticism of the ruling al-Sabah family on Bahraini state television last week. The sectarian tensions behind Bahrain's uprising -- between the Shia majority and the Sunni royal family -- are a sensitive matter in Kuwait, which also has a Sunni monarchy... Kuwait is seen as unlikely...
  • The Gulf War Syndrome ‘Mystery’ (Looking for causes everywhere except the right place)

    04/26/2010 6:48:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1,008+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2010 | Michael Fumento
    Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) is back in the news, thanks to a new study released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and so is the persistent effort to label it a “mystery.” See, for example, the story by a HealthDay reporter headlined “Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, but Causes Unclear: Report.” Says the article, “its causes, treatment, and potential cure remain unknown.” A definite mystery, right? Well, no. There are two “causes” of GWS — the second of which is actually quite interesting, but not mysterious. The first explanation is a normal background rate of disease. That is, among the...
  • 1200 vets mistakenly told they’re dying from ALS

    08/24/2009 12:03:48 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies · 2,610+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | August 24, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Just as the Obama administration tries to reassure people that the government can manage the health-care system more competently than what we have now, one of its single-payer systems demonstrates exactly what we can expect from ObamaCare. The VA mistakenly informed 1200 veterans that they have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a 100% fatal condition. They blamed it on a “coding error” (via JWF): At least 1,200 veterans across the country have been mistakenly told by the Veterans Administration that they suffer from a fatal neurological disease. One of the leaders of a Gulf War...
  • 1,200 veterans wrongly told they got fatal disease (Government Health Care)

    08/24/2009 11:59:35 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 9 replies · 509+ views
    AP ^ | August 24, 2009 | P.J. DICKERSCHEID
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - At least 1,200 veterans across the country have been mistakenly told by the Veterans Administration that they suffer from a fatal neurological disease. One of the leaders of a Gulf War veterans group says panicked veterans from Alabama, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming have contacted the group about the error. Denise Nichols, the vice president of the National Gulf War Resource Center, says the VA is blaming a coding error for the mistake.
  • Navy Pilot's Remains Return to Fla. 18 Years After Gulf War Death

    08/14/2009 6:11:46 AM PDT · by magslinger · 12 replies · 1,307+ views
    Fox ^ | Thursday, August 13, 2009 | Ass. Press
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The remains of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher returned to his Florida home on Thursday, 18 years after his FA-18 Hornet was shot down on the first night of the 1991 Gulf War. Speicher's remains arrived at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station around 3 p.m. About ten minutes later his coffin was rolled off the plane draped with the U.S. flag. It was to remain at the All Saints Chapel on the base overnight.
  • Sands hid fate of Gulf War pilot lost since '91

    08/02/2009 10:46:33 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 1,228+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/02/2009 | Associated Press
    Navy pilot Michael "Scott" Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991, and it was there he apparently was buried by Bedouins, the sand hiding him from the world's mightiest military. For nearly two decades, the family Speicher left behind, from outside Jacksonville, Fla., pushed the Defense Department to find out what had happened to him. On Sunday, the Pentagon disclosed that Marines had recovered Speicher's bones and skeletal fragments — enough for a positive identification. Shot down over west-central Iraq on a combat mission in his FA-18 Hornet on...
  • Remains of Scott Speicher Found

    08/02/2009 3:53:52 PM PDT · by bad company · 13 replies · 1,022+ views
    www.wkrg.com ^ | 8/2/2009 | Chad Petri
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nearly two-decade-old question of what happened to Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher has been answered. The military says remains found in the Iraq desert have been identified as those of the pilot, whose plane was shot down on the first night of the 1991 Gulf War. The Pentagon says the remains were found after officials received new information from an Iraqi citizen last month, and were positively identified yesterday by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. The Pentagon initially declared Speicher killed, but changed his status to "missing in action" and later "missing-captured." His shattered plane...
  • Sands hid fate of Gulf War pilot lost since '91 (Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher; 1991 Gulf War)

    08/02/2009 11:53:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 1,548+ views
    AP ^ | August 2, 2009
    <p>WASHINGTON (Aug. 2) - Navy pilot Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991 and it was there he apparently was buried by Bedouins, hidden in the sand from the world's mightiest military all these years.</p>
  • Remains of First U.S. Gulf War Casualty Found: Capt. Scott Speicher - Video 8/2/09 + Tribute Video

    08/02/2009 11:47:44 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 532+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on the news that the U.S. Military has identified the remains of U.S. Navy Captain Scott Speicher, who was shot down over Iraq at the opening of the first Gulf War in 1991. His remains had never been found, and some had speculated he could be alive somewhere in Iraq, or that he had been held by the Saddam Hussein regime. Apparently an Iraqi in Anbar Province came forward and told U.S. officials that they knew where an American pilot was buried. The skeletal remains were found, brought back to the U.S., and testing has...
  • Remains of First American Lost in Persian Gulf War Found.

    08/02/2009 4:08:02 AM PDT · by mware · 75 replies · 4,920+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/09 | fox news
    Breaking on Fox. Body now in US for further confirmation.
  • Remains Identified as Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher (1991 Gulf War MIA identified)

    08/02/2009 4:32:09 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 48 replies · 2,631+ views
    The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) has positively identified remains recovered in Iraq as those of Captain Michael Scott Speicher. Captain Speicher was shot down flying a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet over west-central Iraq on January 17th, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Speicher's family for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country," said Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy. "I am also extremely grateful to all those who have worked so tirelessly over the last 18 years to bring Captain Speicher home." “Our Navy will never give up looking...
  • Long missing Gulf War pilot Scott Speicher gone - but not forgotten

    03/11/2009 12:28:24 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 8 replies · 840+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/11/09 | Jennifer Harper
    He disappeared 18 years ago on the first night of the Gulf War. The Navy has changed his status from KIA to MIA four times. Family - and Navy stalwarts - haven't forgotten him or let up on their efforts to find out what happened to the fighter pilot, and father of two.
  • Federal Report Recognizes Gulf War Illness, Causes

    12/16/2008 2:02:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 679+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 1 December 2008 | MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER
    It's been a long time coming for veterans whose health complaints have been met with skepticism, but a federal panel has determined that Gulf War syndrome is not only real, it is tied to two causes: exposure to pyridostigmine bromide and certain pesticides during the 1990–1991 Persian Gulf War. Members of the federal Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses that wrote a 450+ page report also called for research efforts to shift away from establishing the existence of a Gulf War syndrome to focus on treatment and diagnostic tests. “There's no way to say that [Gulf War illness]...
  • "Gulf War Syndrome" is real, report finds

    11/17/2008 1:19:19 PM PST · by Scythian · 109 replies · 4,772+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A report released Monday concluded that "Gulf War Syndrome" is a legitimate condition suffered by more than 175,000 U.S. war veterans who were exposed to chemical toxins in the 1991 Gulf War.
  • Exclusive: George H.W. Bush: More than Meets the Eye

    06/16/2008 1:11:06 PM PDT · by anymouse · 27 replies · 169+ views
    FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS ^ | June 13, 2008 | KT McFarland
    Last week my husband and I were fortunate enough to spend some time with former President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Bush in Kennebunkport, ME. The first evening, a group of us gathered at Walker's Point, the Bush family compound that sits on a rocky outcrop on the Maine coast. As former President Bush showed us around, I was struck by how many times this man had contributed to the nation, in position after position, crisis after crisis. Yet many, even those in his own party, have tended to overlook his extraordinary accomplishments. After drinks at the Bush home,...
  • McCain clarifies remark about oil, Iraq war

    PHOENIX - Republican John McCain was forced to clarify his comments Friday suggesting the Iraq war involved U.S. reliance on foreign oil. He said he was talking about the first Gulf War and not the current conflict. At issue was a comment he made at a town hall-style meeting Friday morning in Denver. "My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East," McCain...
  • THE GULF WAR - Burning the Oil Wells (will ruthless Hillary threaten to "burn the oil wells")

    02/15/2008 4:58:21 PM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 122+ views
    sohoblues dot com gulf war web ^ | 2-15-08 | comments by DFU
    THIS WEBSITE has photos from Gulf War I in which Saddam Hussein set Kuwait oil wells on fire as his military was removed. DFU NOTE: As we watch the battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, we have been given some hints at what Hillary has planned. Behind the scenes, the Clintons and their surrogates are attempting to negotiate with, bribe, and threaten Super Delegates. Hillary has been working on this presidential race for a couple decades. She is not going away quietly. As did Saddam Hussein, she is prepared to "burn the oil wells." She is not going...
  • N. Korea:Israel planned 1991 strike on NKorea-Syria ship: report(Scud missiles to Saddam via Syria)

    01/10/2008 4:15:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 277+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/09/08
    Israel planned 1991 strike on NKorea-Syria ship: report Wed Jan 9, 2:47 AM ET Israeli agents prepared to strike a ship suspected of smuggling missiles from North Korea to Syria in 1991 but cancelled it at the 11th hour under US pressure, a Japanese newspaper reported Wednesday. Undercover agents of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency secretly attached a guidance system for an airstrike on a cargo vessel believed to be carrying 23 short-range Scud missiles to Syria, the Yomiuri Shimbun said. The Yomiuri, reporting from Jerusalem, said it spoke to one of the agents involved in the operation, whose name was...
  • Kuwaiti Officer Marks 1990 Invasion Anniversary With Thanks, Resolve

    08/02/2007 4:42:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 365+ views
    KUWAIT CITY, Aug. 2, 2007 – Kuwaiti air force Col. Sulaiman M. al-Otaibi remembers all too well the “dark day” his country faced 17 years ago today, when 100,000 Iraqi troops stormed across the border here, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Memories of Aug. 2, 1990, are still fresh for him and his fellow Kuwaitis as they recall four of Saddam Hussein’s elite Republican Guard divisions and Iraqi army special forces units pushing into Kuwait City. They quickly overran Kuwait’s outnumbered forces, attacked the royal residence, Dasman Palace, and began a brutal six-month occupation. Six days later, Saddam...
  • CPT MICHAEL SCOTT SPEICHER MISSING 16 YEARS TODAY

    01/17/2007 9:40:30 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies · 374+ views
    Friends Working to Free Scott Speicher ^ | January 17, 2007 | Patriot Kathleen
    This year, as every year on January 17, I remember this was the date that LCDR Michael Scott Speicher disappeared in Iraq. That was in 1991, so it has been 16 years now since his F-16 Hornet went down. Let us never forget an American hero. He, nor any other POW/MIA, should be left behind.
  • From Father to Son, Last Words to Live By

    01/01/2007 4:24:31 PM PST · by jern · 18 replies · 952+ views
    NY Times ^ | DANA CANEDY
    He drew pictures of himself with angel wings. He left a set of his dog tags on a nightstand in my Manhattan apartment. He bought a tiny blue sweat suit for our baby to wear home from the hospital. “Follow your heart,” Charles M. King wrote in a 200-page journal for his son, Jordan, whom he first held this fall just weeks before he died in Iraq. The United States has reached another grim milestone in the war in Iraq: 3,000 military deaths. The Times’s Dana Canedy, whose fiancé was killed in Iraq, is taking questions from readers. Her responses...
  • Visual Spectrum, Stealthy Micro-UAV - Self-Powered BOOMERANG (with stabilized camera)

    09/26/2006 12:10:53 PM PDT · by gaijin · 53 replies · 3,809+ views
    VeraTech Aero Corporation ^ | 9-26-2006 | Dean A. Tangren, VeraTech CEO
    The ability of U.S. ground troops to safely navigate the gauntlet of the urban battlefield has been greatly enhanced through the development of the VeraTech Aero "Phantom Sentinel" line of Virtually Invisible VTOL UAV Surveillance platforms. The Phantom Series single blade rotorcraft has the ability to deliver close up, real time video intelligence within 75 feet of nearly any event and remain virtually undetectable to the human eye. Based on the concept of persistence of vision, the Phantom's single rotor blade has a center of rotation outside of the UAVs' physical fuselage. As the aircraft spins, it disappears from...
  • Stock Advisor with prior knowledge of 9-11's press release "don't exploit our fellow Americans"

    05/24/2002 8:59:02 PM PDT · by Registered · 37 replies · 2,948+ views
    Googled ^ | 09-12-01 | Tony
    To read entire article click text: In a court hearing in San Diego, Kenneth Breen, an assistant United States attorney, said the adviser, Amr Ibrahim Elgindy, tried to sell $300,000 in stock on the afternoon of Sept. 10 and told his broker that the stock market would soon plunge. "Perhaps Mr. Elgindy had preknowledge of Sept. 11, and rather than report it he attempted to profit from it," Mr. Breen said. So, what did Mr. Elgindy, who was trying to sell $300k in stock, tell the financial world the day after 9-11?  Read it for yourself! Immediate release InsideTruth.com...
  • Iraq al-Qaida Says Pope, West Are Doomed

    09/18/2006 10:54:20 PM PDT · by XR7 · 74 replies · 3,780+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/19/06 | Anna Johnson
    An al-Qaida-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence. The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross"...
  • Study: Gulf War syndrome doesn't exist

    09/12/2006 6:39:19 PM PDT · by GunMage · 46 replies · 968+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/12/06
    VA-funded report unable to find evidence of complex of symptomsAssociated Press WASHINGTON - There is no such thing as Gulf War syndrome, even though U.S. and foreign veterans of the war report more symptoms of illness than do soldiers who didn't serve there, a federally funded study concludes. U.S. and foreign veterans of the Gulf War do suffer from an array of very real problems, according to the Veterans Administration-sponsored report released Tuesday. Yet there is no one complex of symptoms to suggest those veterans — nearly 30 percent of all those who served — suffered or still suffer from...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 950 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • 9/11/2001 Remembrance Thread & Free Republic Archives from 9/11/2001

    09/11/2006 12:34:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 84 replies · 7,054+ views
    Free Republic Archives | September 11, 2001 | FReepers
    Here are some links from the FR archives in observance of the fifth anniversary of 9/11/2001 - Threads list of several breaking news items - Latest Articles The first post reporting the attacks by OldEconomyBuyer - World Trade Center Posted on the first anniversary - Associated Press newswire - September 11, 2001 - Chronology of news alerts, bulletins and flashes
  • The pictures that fool the world

    08/03/2006 5:39:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies · 1,284+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, August 3, 2006 | Judi McLeod
    Heated denials from news agencies accused of staging images with doctored photographs of dead children in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon, cannot rest on staged images from the war arena never having happened before. "The world was shocked to find out that a PR firm, Hill and Knowlton had manufactured the `incubator babies’ incident in Kuwait, which precipitated the Gulf War; Iraqi soldiers ripping Kuwait babies out of incubators in a genocidal fashion.
  • Rumsfeld, Pace Cite Challenges, Progress Against Extremists

    08/02/2006 5:50:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 2,663+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld used today, the 16th anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, as an opportunity to assess progress that’s taken place in Iraq and the threat extremists continue to impose on free people. Rumsfeld cited the string of events Saddam provoked in 1990. “Saddam Hussein’s forces invaded Kuwait, provoking a crisis that led to Iraqi attacks on Israel and threats to Saudi Arabia and to other nations in the region,” he told Pentagon reporters. In contrast, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki -- a man Rumsfeld noted spent some 25 years opposing...
  • Iraq Invades Kuwait: Sixteen Years Ago Today--Rocollections from the home front.

    08/02/2006 5:03:05 PM PDT · by gleeaikin · 25 replies · 394+ views
    self (vanity) ^ | 8/2/06 | gleeaikin
    It was a warm day, August 2nd in 1990 when I turned on the news and heard the stomach clutching news that Iraq was invading Kuwait. My heart beat accelerated as I realized that my son's Bravo Co. of the 82nd Airborne at Ft. Bragg was "on mission" for the month of August. This meant that his company would be the first to go if the US offered military assistance for the crisis. All day and evening my husband, a Korean combat veteran, and I seesawed between listening to the news and trying to reach our son's barracks phone. (Remember,...
  • Kos Blogger: "I Served During the First Gulf War"

    06/18/2006 9:27:28 PM PDT · by infoguy · 81 replies · 2,975+ views
    TheMediaReport.com ^ | 18 June 2006 | Dave Pierre
    Liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas ("Daily Kos") appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources this morning (Sunday, June 18, 2006). Host Howard Kurtz asked Kos about a comment he made on his blog a couple of years back. In April 2004, in a thread about the coverage of the brutal murders of four Americans in Fallujah, Kos posted a comment in which he wrote (bold mine), "I feel nothing over the death of merceneries. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for...
  • The Gulf War Syndrome Research "Allocation to Nowhere"

    06/04/2006 12:28:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 561+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2006 | Michael Fumento
    Perhaps you’ve heard of the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young efforts to allocate $315 million in federal funds to connect one tiny island in his state with an even tinier island of only 50 people. Well, he’s now been joined by Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. She has allotted a massive $75 million from taxpayers into the Veteran’s Administration (VA) budget, with the dictate that every cent go to a Texas advocacy scientist and his institution to study a non-existent illness. The alleged illness is Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), and the beneficiary of Hutchinson’s taxpayer-funded...
  • The Fate of Kuwaiti POWs During Operation Iraqi Freedom

    04/05/2006 8:45:06 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 649+ views
    The Morning Paper | 04/05/06 | vanity
    Translated Text of an Iraqi Document Concerning Kuwait POWs As the opening date of Operation Freedom neared, Qusai Saddam Hussein-one of Saddam’s bloodthirsty sons, made arrangements to move captured Kuwaiti prisoners into critical locations, to serve as “human shields”. There were 448 Kuwaitis, captured during the First Gulf War ,when Saddam made his infamous incursion into Kuwait. By the terms of the UN Cease Fire agreements –signed by Iraq on 3/03/91- all Kuwaitis were supposed to have been freed and repatriated without delay. Clearly,this never happened ; and sadly,the ultimate fate of these 448 helpless captives is unknown. CMPC-2003-012666 Republican...
  • Mock Trial of President Bush for War Crimes

    03/14/2006 11:44:52 AM PST · by Major Gladwin · 28 replies · 804+ views
    Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders | March 8, 2006 | Morris County Board of CHosen Freeholders
    BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY RESOLUTION NO. 49 ADOPTED: March 8, 2006 WHEREAS, an advanced placement government class at Parsippany High School conducted a mock trial (the “Mock Trial”) and named George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, as a defendant; and, WHEREAS, during this Mock Trial, President Bush was falsely accused of “crimes against civilian populations,” and the “inhumane treatment of prisoners,” and WHEREAS, these charges amounted to accusing the President of the United States of being a war criminal, and WHEREAS, this Mock Trial was conducted while the United States was in...
  • Ceremony Commemorates Sacrifices of Persian Gulf War

    02/26/2006 1:50:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 283+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26, 2006 – In a biting cold wind, families and dignitaries gathered at Arlington National Cemetery here today to remember American servicemembers who gave their lives in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort. Officials conducted the ceremony at section 60 of the cemetery, where most of those killed in the Persian Gulf War are buried. The Persian Gulf War ended with the liberation of Kuwait on Feb. 28, 1991. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, remembered the hundreds of U.S. servicemembers killed in the conflict. He said American servicemembers remember...
  • Gulf War Syndrome (page with medical info from CDC studies)

    02/08/2006 1:04:54 PM PST · by topher · 14 replies · 422+ views
    Overview The Center For Disease Control 1999 Gulf War Syndrome Research Summary Report (click here to view and scroll to pdf page 10, or click here to for more details), states that animals fed the same drugs that were given to their 1992 Gulf War Personnel developed health problems that were significantly worse statistically than the sum of the incidence of symptoms when each pill was taken individually. The military personnel were given many pesticides, anti-viral, anti-chemical warfare, anti-biological warfare, and anti-parasite agents. These drugs were originally approved in studies that showed them to be safe when taken individually. In...
  • 'Chemical Ali' Found Dead in Basra

    04/07/2003 12:17:00 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 111 replies · 674+ views
    Monday, April 7, 2003
    <p>BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed ``Chemical Ali'' by opponents of the Iraqi regime for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds, has been found dead, a British officer said Monday.</p> <p>Maj. Andrew Jackson of the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment told The Associated Press that his superiors had confirmed the death of the man who is also President Saddam Hussein's first cousin.</p> <p>Jackson said the body was found along with that of his bodyguard and the head of Iraqi intelligence services in Basra.</p>
  • The Answer (How Our Lady smuggled Pavel Chichikov out of the U.S.S.R.)

    01/17/2006 9:34:59 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 547+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 17, 2006 | PAVEL CHICHIKOV
    This is a very matter-of-fact true story about the supernatural. Moscow in the year 1991 was a city in which great changes were maturing, and resistance to those changes was assuming malevolent forms. It was a time and place of potentially deadly contradictions. I was there three times that year as an independent journalist, once using a journalist’s exchange visa under the auspices of Izvestia, the government newspaper (which was also undergoing great changes) and twice by the request of a new ecological organization called the Socio-Ecological Union. I lived in an apartment near the Taganskaya metro station with a...
  • 'Mother of All Bombs' Designer Dies at 67 "(MOAB - Massive Ordnance Air Blast & Bunker Buster)

    12/25/2005 9:16:09 PM PST · by paulat · 57 replies · 1,182+ views
    Dec 25, 10:13 PM EST 'Mother of All Bombs' Designer Dies at 67 By DENISE KALETTE Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) -- Albert L. Weimorts Jr., a civilian engineer for the Air Force whose designs included a satellite-guided weapon known as the "mother of all bombs," has died, his son said. He was 67. Weimorts died Wednesday of brain cancer at home in Fort Walton Beach, his son Todd said Sunday. The Air Force Research Laboratory honored Weimorts after he retired in 2003 for his role in developing two powerful bombs as chief engineer for the lab's Munitions Directorate at...
  • VA announces Dallas Center for Gulf War Illnesses

    12/22/2005 6:09:01 AM PST · by Racehorse · 8 replies · 290+ views
    Air Force Retiree News via email | 21 December 2005
    A recent funding increase has resulted in the establishment of research treatment centers and a pilot program that partners VA with a prominent Texas medical center in studying such illnesses. The funding increase for Gulf War illness research, the new research treatment centers and the creation of the pilot program at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas were measures incorporated into the 2006 VA budget by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas). The budget was recently approved by Congress and signed by President Bush. "VA is committed to further investigating the unique health care needs of Gulf War veterans,...
  • Saddam Surat #2 - Saddam Was Within 3 Months of A-Bomb Before Gulf War I

    12/03/2005 10:14:41 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 14 replies · 760+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | December 3, 2005 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Saddam Surat # 2 - Saddam Was Within Three Months of A-Bomb in 1991. "The defection of Saddam's two sons-in-law in August 1995 was potentially the most damaging blow he had suffered since seizing power in 1979. For the first time two members of the Tikriti ruling circle had escaped Saddam's authority and were threatening to betray the regime's innermost secrets. Hussein Kamel, as head of Iraq's weapons procurement program, was particularly well equipped to provide Western intelligence with a treasure trove of detail about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction program. Hussen Kamel was full debriefed by both CIA and...
  • What Side is the New York Times On?

    12/02/2005 3:55:17 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 63 replies · 1,684+ views
    Ten more American soldiers, all Marines, were killed today (Friday) near Fallujah while on foot patrol. Anticipating the coverage by the New York Times on these deaths, I ask, “What side is the Times on?” The Times was created before the Civil War. So, it covered that war, the bloodiest that America has ever fought in percentage of the population who were killed. That was also the most costly, in percentage of the national wealth spent in it. But did the Times make any attempt to cover that war death by death, profiling and decrying every single soldier who fell,...
  • It's Easy to Forget Just How Close Saddam Came to Having a Nuclear Weapon

    11/29/2005 4:03:29 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 764+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 29, 2005 | Daniel McKivergan
    It's Easy to Forget Just How Close Saddam Came to Having a Nuclear Weapon in 1991, Despite Regular Inspections by the IAEA & the Eyes of US Intelligence It's easy to forget that Senator Ted Kennedy & Company tried their best to defeat the resolution authorizing force to kick Saddam out of Kuwait. It's easy to forget that Iraq had passed frequent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections designed to ensure its compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) or that its Manhattan Project-sized nuclear program went undetected by US intelligence. It's also easy to forget just how skilled Saddam...