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  • Reagan- America Is The Last Stand On Earth

    05/25/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/25/15
    Ronald Reagan tells it like it is, America is the last stand on earth. If the US is taken over then the planet is lost. A Time for Choosing speech Oct 27, 1964 excerpt
  • ULUS-KERT: An Airborne Company's Last Stand

    03/01/2014 8:54:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Okulsel.net ^ | Michael D. Wilmoth, Peter G. Tsouras
    In four days of desperate fighting, from 29 February to 3 March 2000, a large force of Chechen fighters wiped out a Russian paratroop company in the harsh defiles and ridges of the Argun Gorge in the mountains of southern Chechnya. Although the battle was a catastrophic tactical defeat for the Russian airborne force, the company's stubborn defense to the last man and the concentration of Russian relief forces inflicted a strategic setback on the Chechens. The Russians stumbled into this catastrophe through poor unit leadership, but Russian blood and valor transformed it into victory. Hatred to the Bone In...
  • Don Alejo Garza Tamez: True Grit

    01/07/2011 7:00:33 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 | Bob Adelmann
    Many still remember the movie True Grit, with John Wayne playing Rooster Cogburn, the irascible drunk who reluctantly agrees to help Mattie track down Tom Chaney who murdered Mattie’s father. The phrase “true grit” defines one who knows right from wrong and then does something about it. When a Mexican drug cartel delivered an ultimatum to Don Alejo to give up his ranch or suffer the consequences, it was expected that within 24 hours the place would be vacant, and it would be just another asset captured by the cartel. But they didn’t know they were dealing with someone with...
  • Thousands of Ranches Abandoned in Northern Mexico Due to Violence

    11/26/2010 11:15:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Agencia EFE [Spain] ^ | 11/26/10 | Staff
    Thousands of Ranches Abandoned in Northern Mexico Due to Violence MEXICO CITY – Thousands of ranches have been abandoned in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas by owners who do not want to end up like Alejo Garza, a rancher who died defending his property from a drug cartel. Garza, considered by a hero by many in the region, refused to hand over his property to a drug cartel, which gave him 24 hours to leave his property. The 77-year-old rancher barricaded himself inside his house and took on 30 cartel gunmen, killing four of them and seriously wounding two...
  • Dry Period In Spain Explains Neanderthals' Last Stand

    05/18/2007 3:13:47 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,085+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-18-2007
    Dry period in Spain explains Neanderthals' last stand 18 May 2007 NewScientist.com news service While modern humans were taking over the rest of Europe, Neanderthals were somehow able to cling on in southern Iberia. Now a climate model has helped to explain why. It suggests the region became desert-like around 39,000 years ago, making it undesirable for modern humans. Pierre Sepulchre from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and colleagues modelled climate and vegetation patterns over the Iberian peninsula around 40,000 years ago. In particular they were interested in the impact of "Heinrich event 4" - an episode of sluggish...
  • Video Message to Democrats: this is how Americans fight and possibly die

    04/20/2007 8:12:39 AM PDT · by drzz · 42 replies · 2,016+ views
    Video ^ | drzz
    Watch the video. This is how Americans live, fight and die if they must. This is an American legacy. Americans are not cowards, never were, never will. Think about it, Copperhead Reid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMb3U6CfqA

    01/16/2007 5:11:53 AM PST · by 7thson · 83 replies · 3,465+ views
    I just watched a trailer of the new movie coming out - 300. It looks fairly decent. Anyone have anything to say about the movie? There are scenes where the talk about freedom and being free. I do not know the history of back then, but watching the trailer, I seemed to get a connection with what is going on in the world right now concerning the WOT and the storyline of the movie. They go against Persia - modern day Iran. 300 against one million - the United States against the world. Am I reading too much into this?...
  • Crazy Horse monument fundraising begins

    05/29/2005 9:55:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,329+ views
    AP ^ | 5/29/5 | JOE KAFKA
    CUSTER, S.D. - Nearly six decades have passed since work began on the Crazy Horse Memorial, a granite mountain being carved into a colossal sculpture of the Sioux warrior, arm outstretched toward his ancestral homeland, astride a stallion more than two football fields long. When it's finished - and no one is predicting when that will be - the sculpture will be 563 feet high and 641 feet long. It will be taller than the Washington Monument, and so large that the four presidential heads on Mount Rushmore, 17 miles away, would fit inside the nine-story-high warrior's head.But with $17...
  • War in Iraq looks like last stand for al Qaeda (Saddam loyalists move to the sidelines)

    05/10/2005 10:24:24 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 22 replies · 907+ views
    The war in Iraq is increasingly looking more like a showdown with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda followers than a battle primarily against Saddam Hussein loyalists. The shift is making the fight a focal point of the U.S. global war against Islamic terrorists and one that might dictate whether the U.S. wins or loses, said a senior official and an outside expert. "If they fail in Iraq, Osama and his whole crew are finished," said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, a military author and analyst. "In the Muslim world and extremist world, this fight for Iraq is their...
  • Report: Sadr Booby Trapped Imam Ali Mosque, Threatens to Blow it up with 2,000 Milita Inside (Debka)

    08/12/2004 7:33:37 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 111 replies · 3,205+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | 8/12/04 | Diane Shalem
    Military sources report Najef standoff nearing climax.US Marine/Iraqi National Guard cordons thrown up around Shiite City-one external, the second enclosing the Old City where fighting rages around Imam Ali Mosque.Reports Sadr had booby trapped shrine and threatens to blow it up with 2,000 militiamen inside if US-Iraqi forces storm in.US F-16 jets level Old City House thought occupied by Sadr.US Generals seek fast end to showdown before general conflagration sparks.
  • Dean Goes All In. Betting big in New Hampshire.

    01/26/2004 7:51:28 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 45 replies · 147+ views
    NRO ^ | January 26, 2004, 9:39 a.m. | By Chip Griffin
    CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Joe Trippi, Howard Dean's campaign manager, must be caught up in the poker craze that seems to be sweeping across America these days. Their activities over the weekend clearly indicate that the Dean campaign has decided to go "all in" with their chips in New Hampshire. As anyone will know who has watched Celebrity Poker, The World Poker Tour, or any of the other TV shows about the card game that have proliferated in recent months, the popular tournament game of "No Limit Texas Hold'em" allows the player to bet all of the chips he has...
  • Last stand or big boost: Iowa may decide candidates' fates

    12/22/2003 6:31:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 118+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/21/03 | John Wagner
    <p>OGDEN, Iowa -- College teacher Linda Lind was already sold on Rep. Dick Gephardt when the White House hopeful arrived Sunday morning in a community center basement to make his pitch to about three dozen residents of this snow-draped central Iowa town.</p>
  • Troops take Tikrit, too - Saddam's hometown falls with little resistance

    04/14/2003 4:43:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 150+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/14/03 | STEPHAN FARIS in Tikrit, Iraq, and DEREK ROSE in New York
    There was no last stand for Saddam Hussein and his vaunted Republican Guard. U.S. troops faced skirmishes but no organized resistance as they rolled into Saddam's hometown of Tikrit yesterday. The city is the last frontier in the conquest of Iraq - and U.S. forces were bracing for Saddam and as many as 2,500 of Saddam's elite troops and fanatical Fedayeen militia to stage a bloody battle there. But it wasn't to be. Iraqi fighters forced north by a relentless U.S. advance from the south since the war began 26 days ago put up "very little" resistance, said Defense Secretary...
  • Outskirts of Saddam's Tikrit Deserted

    04/12/2003 11:21:20 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 16 replies · 170+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2003 | Reuters
    Outskirts of Saddam's Tikrit Deserted - CNN Sun April 13, 2003 02:11 AM ET BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Approaches to Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the last major Iraqi city not yet controlled by U.S. forces, looked deserted on Sunday with no fighters or armor visible, according to live footage shot by CNN. CNN correspondent Brent Sadler drove into the northern outskirts of the town from Mosul. His footage showed an abandoned military base around eight km (five miles) from the city center, with destroyed artillery and empty tanks. "I've not seen one single symbol of authority in the last hour...
  • Tikrit Capture a Last Symbol

    04/12/2003 6:40:25 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 3 replies · 140+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 12, 2003 | MICHAEL R. GORDAN
    INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, near Baghdad, Iraq, April 12 — The goal of the American force that is advancing on Tikrit is to seal the demise of the mortally wounded government of Saddam Hussein. The Army and Marine assault on Baghdad has dealt a devastating blow to Mr. Hussein's government and given the Americans control of the vital, if still lawless, capital. Now, American commanders are trying to eliminate several major pockets of Iraqi military resistance. The capture of Tikrit is not the only objective of the multipronged American offensive that was set in motion today and could represent the final phase...
  • Saddam’s home town shows little stomach for last stand

    04/12/2003 3:40:51 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 10 replies · 364+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 13, 2003 | Nicholas Rufford and Lynne O'Donnell
    COALITION commanders were optimistic yesterday the battle for Saddam Hussein’s birthplace, Tikrit, could be won quickly. Unmanned Predator surveillance aircraft have flown over the last big Iraqi city not under coalition control and revealed few defences and no sign of the Adnan Republican Guard Division or regular army troops. Those left may not have much fight in them, said Brigadier-General Vincent Brooks, a coalition forces spokesman at Central Command in Qatar. “We know there is still military equipment in Tikrit area off to the west and in the east,” he said. “It may be there is not much fight left...
  • ANALYSIS-Saddam's last stand hinges on hometown loyalty

    04/12/2003 5:11:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 164+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-12-03 | By Claudia Parsons
    AS SAYLIYA CAMP, Qatar, April 12 (Reuters) - The ferocity of what could be Saddam Hussein's last stand, the battle for Tikrit, will hinge on whether years of favoured treatment make the people of his hometown stand by him to the end. "These are Saddam's tribe. They may decide to go down with the ship because they know if they surrender they may not be treated kindly," said Larry Korb, a former U.S. assistant defence secretary. With the collapse of Saddam's government in Baghdad and the surrender without a fight by his forces in Mosul, all eyes -- and not...
  • Fears of a bloody last stand in Saddam's home town

    04/09/2003 5:23:24 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 21 replies · 157+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 10, 2003 | David Blair
    A statue of Saddam Hussein clad in chain mail and mounted on a charger dominates the main boulevard running through his home town, Tikrit, widely expected to be the last redoubt of the regime. It is in Tikrit, on a rocky spur overlooking the nearby Tigris river, that Saddam sited his largest and most ostentatious palace. Even if he is dead, his clansmen around Tikrit may try to hold out, for no other reason than a deep and justified fear of the vengeance their fellow Iraqis may wreak now that Saddam's protection has been lifted. Many dictators have lavished money...
  • The last stand of Saddam

    04/04/2003 2:33:33 PM PST · by MadIvan · 31 replies · 140+ views
    The Times ^ | April 5, 2003 | Michael Evans
    Sons believed to have escaped Baghdad AMERICAN forces were last night hunting for Saddam Hussein inside Baghdad after US troops encircled the city and began sealing the exit routes. British and US intelligence sources believe that the Iraqi leader is still inside the capital, but that his two sons, Uday and Qusay, may already have slipped out. They are thought to be hiding somewhere between Baghdad and Tikrit, Saddam’s birthplace and stronghold, 100 miles north of the capital. As American forces moved almost at will around the edges of the city, there were signs of disruption to the regime’s control...
  • Baghdad Defenders Prepare for Last Stand

    04/04/2003 1:29:52 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 186+ views
    AP | 4/04/03 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    Baghdad Defenders Prepare for Last Stand By HAMZA HENDAWI .c The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The Iraqi capital's defenders prepared to make their last stand on Friday - digging ditches and stocking up on ammunition, even as thousands of frightened residents fled in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The military's preparations could be seen on the last three miles of the road heading south of Baghdad, where thousands of army troops and militiamen dug more trenches and foxholes. Determined but not frantic, dozens relaxed in the shade against a wall or under a tree next to their weapons, taking shelter from...
  • Basra's last-stand militia using five-year-olds as human shields

    04/01/2003 7:41:42 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 44 replies · 194+ views
    The Scotsman (UK) ^ | April 2nd, 2003 | Jeanette Oldham
    Basra's last-stand militia using five-year-olds as human shields JEANETTE OLDHAM PRO-SADDAM Hussein militia in Basra are using children as young as five as human shields and threatening men with death if they do not fight for them, British troops revealed yesterday. Sergeant David Baird, a tank commander, told Martin Bentham, a journalist with the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, that he had seen at least four or five children, aged between five and eight, being grabbed by the scruff of the neck and held by Iraqi fighters as they crossed a road in front of his tank. He said he was "sickened"...
  • Analysis: Republican Guard's last stand

    04/01/2003 9:40:01 AM PST · by browardchad · 60 replies · 227+ views
    UPI ^ | 4/1/03 | Martin Walker
    KUWAIT CITY, April 1 (UPI) -- The war entered its decisive phase Tuesday as midday temperatures in central Iraq soared toward 100 degrees and U.S. forces advanced into Iraq's so-called Red Zone around Baghdad, where local commanders may have authority to use chemical weapons, coalition leaders say.The best of Iraq's conventional forces, five Republican Guard divisions, have now been identified gathering south of Baghdad for what looks to be the decisive battle of the war. Coalition military intelligence sources add that a sixth RG Division, the al-Adnan, is also reported moving south from Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit to join...
  • Basra fighters 'ready for last stand'

    03/31/2003 12:48:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 129+ views
    The Sunday Times - Australia ^ | 4-1-03 | By Beatriz Lecumberri near Basra
    CIVILIANS fleeing Iraq's main southern city of Basra have said increasingly desperate Iraqi fighters are preparing for a last stand against a growing force of British troops and tanks. Many of the hundreds streaming out of the city over a bridge leading south confirmed the Iraqi soldiers, paramilitaries and Baath party members loyal to President Saddam Hussein were trying to stop the exodus. "They believe that if Basra empties of civilians it will be easy for the foreign troops to take the city," one man said. Residents headed out in cars, on bicycles or on foot, forming an almost constant...
  • Centcom: Allies Working With Iraqi Resistance in Basra

    03/31/2003 9:18:26 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 136+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | Monday, March 31, 2003 | By Lawrence Morahan
    The Pentagon (CNSNews.com) - As U.S. and British forces consolidate their positions around Baghdad, military leaders in the south are working effectively against paramilitaries on a local level with members of the Iraqi resistance, a U.S. war commander said Monday. Around Basra, where some communities still are "under the boot of the regime," coalition forces are "receiving assistance and information from people in Basra and it localizes our attacks very effectively," Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks told reporters at a briefing in Qatar. As the Fedayeen Saddam continue to use civilians in attacks, and amid reports that more suicide bombings are...
  • Iraqi Fighters Prepare for Last Stand in Basra, AFP Reports

    03/31/2003 8:50:59 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 8 replies · 206+ views
    Bloomberg Terminal | 3/31/03 | Mark Hughes
    Iraqi Fighters Prepare for Last Stand in Basra, AFP Reports Basra, Iraq, March 31 (Bloomberg) -- Civilians fleeing the southern Iraq city of Basra say Iraqi fighters remaining behind are preparing for a last stand, Agence France-Presse reported. Hundreds of residents are streaming out of the city over a bridge leading south. They told AFP that Iraqi soldiers, paramilitaries and Baath party members loyal to President Saddam Hussein were trying to stop the exodus. Iraqi mortar positions and snipers had fired on the fleeing civilians in the last few days to stem the flow, AFP cited unidentified British soldiers as...