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Military/Veterans (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • The 173rd Airborne Lands at Bien Hoa May, 1965

    05/25/2015 12:26:48 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 25th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    This Memorial Day is special to those of us who served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep.) in Vietnam because this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Sky Soldiers deployment to Vietnam. The deployment marked the beginning of the American takeover of the Vietnam ground war.
  • Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

    05/25/2015 9:21:35 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-15 | Wordsmith
    Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: "The city itself is not symbolic is any way. It's not been declared part of the (Islamic State) caliphate or central to the future of Iraq, but we want to get it back. The issue here is not brick and mortar, it's about defeating ISIL." In fact, Ramadi is considered by ISIS...
  • Ramadi and Obama’s Phony Air War Against ISIS

    05/25/2015 8:56:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | MICHAEL FUMENTO
    But it's not just Ramadi that Obama has neglected. Fact is, the so-called air war against ISIS is a fraud “The Cemetery of the Americans.” That’s what graffiti said in the western Iraq city of Ramadi when I first embedded there in 2006. Indeed, my two journalist predecessors in Camp Corregidor were both shot be snipers. Within weeks the first SEAL to die in Iraq would be killed, another mortally wounded. My own Public Affairs officer was killed, and later the first SEAL to win the Medal of Honor in Iraq would die there. It was the hardest-fought battle of...
  • Ladies and gentlemen, the worst Memorial Day photo ever

    05/25/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Courtesy of The Democrats (via Twitter), of course I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s almost as if whoever runs the Democrats’ Twitter account decided to take on a personal challenge of coming up with the most inappropriate photo imaginable for the day when the nation honors its war dead. It’s about fallen soldiers? Ha! Screw that! We’ll not only post a photo of our president instead, but we’ll show him eating ice cream with a goofy look on his face, while a bunch of sycophantic photographers click away like the lapdogs they are. Oh, and a...
  • Memorial Day and What We Should be Remembering

    05/25/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | MICHAEL FUMENTO
    The prayer to St, Michael the Archangel: Entreats the Archangel to "defend us in battle" and "be our protection" against wickedness It’s Memorial Day in America. Time to celebrate spring with barbecues and the first trip to the beach. Solemnity is essentially forbidden. Except among we “brave few,” as Shakespeare famously put it in Henry V, “We band of brothers.” Ask a veteran what combat is like and you’ll get as many different answers as there are vets. Still, the clichés hold true: “All your senses are heightened;” “It’s a mixture of fear and excitement;” “It’s the most alive you’ll...
  • Obama’s Memorial Day Ice Cream Gloat

    05/25/2015 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | Judi Mcleod
    God Bless American soldiers gone to their heavenly rewards forever! The picture Herman Cain writer Dan Calabrese calls “the worst Memorial Day photo ever” should be going viral now if Obama Google pals don’t bury it. The photo shows for once and for all how President Barack Obama really feels about Memorial Day, the one day a year set aside to pay respect to the sacrifice of the highly venerated war dead. Just like the man the photo depicts, the picture not only swaggers across the stage, it leaps, bounds and somersaults into view, walking on stilts across our troubled...
  • The Folded Flags of Freedom

    05/25/2015 8:40:15 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 05/25/15 | Me
    Courage, bravery, honor, valor…these are but a few of the timeless tributes used to memorialize the silhouette of the American soldier. Yet these fabled words pale in comparison to the greatest embodiment of our Armed Forces: love. Love is the saluted soul of their service, the intrinsic calling of a sacred duty, and the billowing breath of an enduring creed. Love of country, family, and most of all, love of liberty – God’s most precious and nonnegotiable gift – moves ordinary men and women to confront the most unconscionable forms of evil, to stand guard in the growing shadow of...
  • An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 8:09:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms. Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall. One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah, Iraq. The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of...
  • III Percent Patriots

    05/24/2015 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 24 replies
    3% Patriots ^ | 5/24/15 | 3% Patriots
    Some what of a vanity post as I'm looking for stories, gossip, rumors about an supposed organization refered to as the 3%. The web site linked on this post kinda shares the same sentiment, but it doesn't seem to be the same as the 3% was original described to me. This 3% secret organization was described to me as an unofficial group of Veteran/Active duty, mostly Veterans I suppose. I have no affiliation or interests with the linked blog.
  • National restaurant chain offers veterans a free meal

    05/24/2015 3:28:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | May 24, 2015 | Victor Venegas
    EL PASO, Texas -- On the day to remember America's war dead, Twin Peaks is saying thank you to military veterans by offering a free meal this Memorial Day. The national chain is making the meals available to all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces at all its locations in the Borderland and across the country. The offer is valid for lunch or dinner. Veterans will get to choose a free entrée from a special menu, which includes Blackened Chicken Quesadillas and Fish Tacos.
  • The Battle of Ramadi

    05/24/2015 12:47:40 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/24/15 | Steve Berman
    In April and May 2004, the 4th Marines—the very same units that stormed the beach at Iwo Jima—took heavy losses while engaging insurgents loyal to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party in heavy fighting for the city of Ramadi. USA Today posted this report, On April 6, Lance Cpl. Deshon Otey, 24, of Hardin, Ky., was the sole survivor of an attack on his Humvee that killed seven of his comrades in Echo Company. His only wounds were nightmares, Otey said later. "I always see these guys with turbans. They come up and just start slaughtering all of us," he said. A...
  • Memorial Day 2015

    05/24/2015 6:42:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/15 | Al Caruba
    On Memorial Day we honor our sons and daughters who gave their lives when their nation called on them We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. It is a day set aside to honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who have fought to defend our nation and take military action in foreign nations. We honor, too, those who suffered wounds and returned home. We like to think of America as a nation that has gone to...
  • SEAL TEAM SIX - EXTORTION 17 "A COVER UP?" [youtube video of Tom Trento: Enemies of the State]

    05/24/2015 2:56:05 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    YouTube video of Tom Trento Iheart radio ^ | May 22, 2015 | Posted by The United West
    Streamed live on May 20, 2015 WOW, watch author Don Brown blow the lid off of the official government report about the tragic shoot down of SEAL TEAM SIX helicopter, Code Name - Extortion 17. On August 6, 2011—three months after members of Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden—Taliban forces took down a United States helicopter, call sign "Extortion 17." The attack killed the Air National Guard crew, seven unidentified members of the Afghan military, and seventeen members of Navy SEAL Team Six—warrior brothers from the same Team that had killed Osama Bin Laden just ninety days prior....
  • Analysis ranks best, worst states for military retirees

    05/23/2015 3:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KRQE-TV ^ | May 23, 2015 | Brittney Petro
    A newly released analysis ranks “2015’s Best and Worst States for Military Retirees” based on a state’s ability to support retired veterans. WalletHub looked at 20 key factors when determining the rankings. The three major categories in the ranking included economic environment, quality of life and healthcare. However, WalletHub took other factors into consideration as well, such as job opportunities, housing prices, veteran-owned businesses and veteran homelessness. Top 5 States for Military Retirees: 1. Wyoming 2. Montana 3. South Dakota 4. Maine 5. Florida Bottom 5 States for Military Retirees: 51. Indiana 40. Rhode Island 49. District of Columbia 48....
  • Northrop Grumman : MILITARY $7.34 Million Task Order Awarded to Northrop Grumman

    05/23/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 6 replies
    4 Traders ^ | 05/23/2015 | By Targeted News Service
    WASHINGTON, May 23 -- Northrop Grumman Corp., El Segundo, California, was awarded a $7,335,202 undefinitized repair delivery order by the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, for door repair configurations on the F/A-18 aircraft.
  • Memorial Day

    05/23/2015 8:00:30 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Far too many people are indifferent to the meaning of Memorial Day, thinking of it as just a long weekend or official start of summer. There are cook-outs and family get-togethers but the only mention of the Memorial Day weekend is in store ads. Brass bands and ceremonies are performing to dwindling crowds. Americans have forgotten the sacrifices of those who perished to preserve their security, peace and freedom. What a tragedy that today so many citizens are willing to surrender these irreplaceable treasures to an American Idol tyrant. Memorial Day should never be confused with Veterans Day. On Memorial...
  • Hillary Defends Benghazi Lies [semi-satire]

    05/23/2015 1:01:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Evidence that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was informed that the assault on the Benghazi Consulate and murder of Ambassador Stevens was a planned terrorist attack before she went public with the misleading cover story of a video protest gone bad failed to dislodge her from defending it. "Sure, we knew within hours of the Ambassador's death that the attack had been planned at least 10 days in advance, but for us to have publicly acknowledged this would have put the country into even greater danger," Clinton maintained. "Remember, this attack occurred just two months ahead of a presidential...
  • Walid Shoebat: The U.S. Will Lose To ISIS

    05/22/2015 4:39:50 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 24 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | May 22, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    [Admin Mod: shortened the overly long title and misspelled words: I Can Already Predict, I Can Even Guarantee It 100%, The U.S Will Loose To ISIS] I can already predict, I can even guarantee it 100%, the U.S. will lose to ISIS because the current U.S. Administration and the mess in Syria and Iraq is now proven to be a foresight of fools. I will start in Palmyra, biblical Tadmor, as it is still called today by all Arabs, it was a place where Shiite-Sunni tensions simmered for centuries. It is a mainly Sunni tribal city where a local Sunni...
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • This Is How You "Boost" GDP: US Sells Over $4 Billion In Weapons To Israel, Iran And Saudi Arabia

    05/22/2015 8:42:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
    War, what's it good for? Aside from countless deaths of innocent civilians of course, it means a GDP boost for the biggest exporter of weapons on earth, the United States, and even more profits for the US military-industrial complex. Profits which mean the shareholders of America's arms manufacturers get even richer. Which is why following months of middle-eastern sabre ratling and numerous quasi-wars already raging in the region, moments ago the U.S. State Department approved the sale of 10 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia for $1.9 billion, the first step in "a major multibillion-dollar modernization of the Saudi...
  • The Jefferson Davis ‘Memorial Day’ Funeral Train

    05/22/2015 8:35:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/15 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    In truth, they came to remember a hope and a dream. And all across the South hundreds of thousands heard that train Why is the proud history of the South being attacked? Did you read about students at a Texas University who want a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the campus? A beloved Southern President was laid to rest on Memorial Day. Listen closely, when the wind blows, and you may hear a train whistle from the distance. Many songs have been written about the passenger trains. On Sunday, May 28, 1893, a few days before Memorial Day, a...
  • Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users (Adult Friend Finder)

    05/22/2015 4:07:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Belfast's News Channel 4 ^ | May 21, 2015 | Geoff White
    Hackers have struck one of the world's largest internet dating websites, leaking the highly sensitive sexual information of almost four million users onto the web. The stolen data reveals the sexual preferences of users, whether they're gay or straight, and even indicates which ones might be seeking extramarital affairs. In addition, the hackers have revealed email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users' computers. Channel 4 News has been investigating the cyber underworld, discovering which websites have been hacked and exposing the trade in personal information of millions of people through so-called "dark web"...
  • Who will free us like in Operation Jericho: Languages of Militarization and Federalization

    05/21/2015 10:34:13 PM PDT · by lavaroise · 3 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 05/21/2015 | Marcel Casteloni
    This month, Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force News magazine, celebrates the daring role of Operation Jericho by its valiant air force personnel during WWII. Mosquito aircrafts were dispatched despite bad weather in order to breach walls of a Nazi prison allowing French resistance to escape. Compromised British Intelligence officers were amongst the prisoners urging accordingly. On their return home, several pilots were shot down by the Luftwaffe, while many of those escaping were killed. These are the histories of bravery clashing with ideologies the like of Hitler. Nowadays “liberation theologies” competing for recognition against historical record for political...
  • Chris Matthews Plays Hardball with Mike Morrell..Tries To Anyway

    05/21/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-21-15 | Wordsmith
    Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell has been making his rounds in the media, promoting his new book. Earlier this week, he appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews; and the Iraq war critics have been salivating over this "Aha! Gotcha!" moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqOat2wDitQ Host Chris Matthews asked Morell about a statement Cheney made in 2003: "We know he [Saddam Hussein] has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." Here's the conversation that followed: MATTHEWS: Was that true? MORELL: We were saying— MATTHEWS: Can you answer that question? Was that...
  • When will Audie Murphy at last receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama?

    05/21/2015 9:10:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/21/15 | Doug Book
    Nearly 2 years ago, Coach is Right published this piece about Audie Leon Murphy, one of the true American heroes. Though he had at last been awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor by Governor Rick Perry, President Obama had not–has not–honored Murphy with the nation’s highest civilian recognition, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. CiR has included the link to a petition that Audie Murphy be so honored. Few have been more deserving for their contributions during war and peace. Please join those signatories who have already chosen to make the duty of an American president clear to Barack Obama....
  • Global Warming Now Responsible for Islamic Terrorism

    05/21/2015 9:02:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Obama’s is a fairytale world of golfing, partying and holidaying while guaranteeing that the life of the masses will be an every day nightmare President Barack Obama’s attempts to provide cover for Islamic terrorists by first declaring global warming/climate change “a national security threat” and then excusing their ongoing carnage with the absurd claim that it was global warming that set them off, must be the biggest political scam in all of human history. It was supposedly feeling the ravages of climate change that set Islamic terrorism on a worldwide rampage? How do the mainstream media, Obama’s so-called political opponents...
  • Remind Me Again How Getting Rid of Gaddafi Was Some Kind of Improvement!

    05/21/2015 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Or maybe Obama, Hillary, McCain,  or Lindsey Graham could do some splainin'...? I'm no huge Bush fan in general, but am pretty damn sick of hearing the historical re-inventions lately re. how going into Iraq was always a failure, etc... like The Surge never happened- how Obama was 'handed a mess', blah blah blah...  Mark Levin recently noted this new 'progressive' push against reality, one likely intended to shield Obama/Dems from the outright disaster they've created in Iraq and 'The Levant'. The truth is, Barack Obama was handed a stable Iraq... then promptly dropped the reigns and walked away. And...
  • When a Good Deal is a Bad Deal

    05/21/2015 6:57:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Robert Rosebrock
    We still have thousands upon thousands of war-injured and impoverished homeless Veterans and they need your help to speak out in their behalf Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans When the Plaintiffs and Defendants jointly announced the so-called “settlement agreement,” the lead spokesman for the Plaintiffs called it “a good deal” and I called it a “Trojan Horse.” The lawyers for both the Plaintiffs and Defendants said “trust us.” Well, we trusted them and the settlement is proving to be a very bad deal for Veterans as the “Trojan Horse” has taken over and it is a very good deal...
  • Norks -Deeply Offended by Accusation of Faked Submarine Missile Launch- Make Brazen New Claims...

    05/21/2015 3:45:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    (1 week prior to capitalist mission forever trumpeted in shallow propaganda of American running-dogs) More at Reaganite Republican
  • The “False Narrative” of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on America’s Image

    05/20/2015 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-20-15 | Wordsmith
    Lawfare Blog: Following an American special forces raid on the compound of Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf, U.S. interrogators, who are part of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, have flown to Iraq in order to question Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Abu Sayyaf, who was taken during the operation. Umm Sayyaf was allegedly involved in the workings of the Islamic State and could possibly have played a role in “the enslavement of women in Iraq and Syria.” U.S. interrogators plan to talk to Umm Sayyaf about U.S. hostages held by the militant group. However, according to the Washington Post,...
  • Bush Would Use Obama Immigration Order to Extort Legislation from Congress [semi-satire]

    05/20/2015 10:21:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Potential candidate for president and former Governor of Florida JEB Bush told FOX News’ Megyn Kelly that “unlike some other GOP presidential contenders, I would not move to immediately undo President Obama’s executive action granting special privileges to illegal immigrants. Instead, I would refuse to revoke it until Congress passed appropriate enabling legislation. In any case, the American voter can count on me to see that legalizing those in this country illegally will go forward with or without legislation.” Bush acknowledged the shaky legality of Obama’s executive action, but averred that “doing the right thing is more important than confining...
  • SECURITY CONTRACTOR, DIA DOCS DEBUNK MICHAEL MORELL’S BENGHAZI NARRATIVE

    05/20/2015 8:06:39 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | EDWIN MORA19 May 2015 | EDWIN MORA
    Former CIA Director Michael Morell’s account of what happened during the September 2012 terror attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi has been debunked by a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report, a security contractor, and other sources. Breitbart News spoke with former Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paronto, one of the elite security contractors on the ground hired by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), about Morell’s description of what happened on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi. Paronto told Breitbart News that former acting CIA Director Michael Morell blatantly lied when describing the Benghazi attack in an article for Politico Magazine. Specifically,...
  • The Benghazi-Syria Weapons Connection

    05/20/2015 7:21:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/20/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    How arms got into ISIS jihadists' hands--with Clinton and Obama's full knowledge The shameless lying that has formed the heart of the Obama administration’s Benghazi narrative took another turn yesterday. Documents obtained by Fox News reveal that U.S. intelligence agencies were “fully aware” weapons were being moved from Benghazi to Syria before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, that claimed the lives of ambassador Christopher Stevens,Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and diplomat Sean Smith. The documents also put the lie to President Obama’s assertion that the rise of ISIS caught the administration “by surprise.” “Newly released documents show...
  • Cruz wants to let soldiers carry sidearms to protect against terror threats

    05/19/2015 10:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Sen. Ted Cruz is asking lawmakers to consider allowing troops to carry personal firearms on base for protection, reviving a fight that has previously been a nonstarter with Congress after military leaders said they didn't support the change. While many lawmakers are open to having a discussion on changing the rules in the Senate Committee on Armed Services, most said that they would defer issues of base security to military leaders — who have historically been against allowing concealed carry on their posts. Mr. Cruz formally sent a letter last month to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of...
  • The Lie that George W. Bush/U.S. Created ISIS

    05/18/2015 1:28:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | Wordsmith
    Who created ISIS? Was it Jeb Bush's brother? (Shout out to Rob Lowe- Thank you!). Can it be traced back to CIA overthrow in 1953 of Mossadeq? Jimmy Carter's lack of leadership support for the Shah in 1979? Is it due to our support of the Saudi royals and other secular Muslim dictators? Or our abandonment of them in wake of the Arab Spring? Did it all start with Reagan and the CIA (war in Afghanistan and CIA support for the Mujahadeen against the Soviets)? Was OBL a CIA creation? Did the U.S. create Saddam? After all, there's that famous...
  • As a supporter of the Iraq War, if you knew then what you know now….

    05/18/2015 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | Wordsmith
    Paul Krugman: Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago. But many influential people — not just Mr. Bush — would prefer that we not have that discussion. There’s a palpable sense right now of the political and media elite trying to draw a line under the subject. Yes, the narrative goes, we now know that invading Iraq was a terrible mistake, and it’s about time that everyone admits it. Now let’s move on. Well, let’s not — because that’s a false narrative, and everyone who...
  • Iraqi troops drop weapons and flee as ISIS takes Ramadi

    05/18/2015 8:41:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Ramadi, a crucial city in the Anbar province and a strategic part of the gateway to Baghdad Even as U.S. Special Forces had just taken out a major ISIS commander in Syria, the people of Ramadi have now become the latest witnesses to what happens when the United States fights a battle in a half-hearted manner. We lose, and when the enemy is a sadistic group of monsters like ISIS, our allies pay a horrifically high price. Reports overnight are that Ramadi, a crucial city in the Anbar province and a strategic part of the gateway to Baghdad, has now...
  • Kerry - North Korea can have a great nuke deal like Iran if it becomes as moderate

    05/17/2015 12:29:25 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    North Korea played those negotiating its denuclearization for fools, much as Iran has been doing more recently with Obama. It must not have been difficult to do. To continue the process with Iran, and to repeat it with North Korea, makes no sense.Speaking in the People's Republic of China on May 16th, Secretary Kerry offered North Korea a nuke deal -- Kerry explained that an Iran deal could help in showing North Korea how “your economy can do better, your country can do better, and you can enter into good standing with the rest of the global community by recognizing --...
  • Sarah Palin Honors SEALs Aboard USS Iowa

    05/17/2015 7:50:12 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies
    US for Palin ^ | May 17th, 2015 | Ron Devito
    Sarah Palin Honors SEALs Aboard USS Iowa Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin honors SEALs aboard the USS Iowa last night at a dinner gala and auction held by the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation. In a brief interview with Ruben Jay, she said, “what an honor for Todd and I to be here. This is iconic of course – the history of this chunk of metal and what it represents; the history and the representative that it is of the virtues and characteristics of our military. It’s an honor to be here to help raise money for families of Navy SEALs and...
  • GA: Governor Deal Signs Gun Reform Law on 12 May

    05/17/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Deal signed the gun law reform bill, HB 492(pdf), into law on Tuesday the 12th of May, 2015.  The law is one of a multitude of gun law reforms sweeping the nation since President Obama took office.    Some laws, such as the  constitutional carry law passed in Kansas this year, offer sweeping restoration of second amendment rights that have been slowly infringed on over the last century.  Others offer more incremental change. HB 492 is one of the latter.  It cleans up some language from previous bills, and makes some small improvements.  From georgiacarry.org: 1) Clarifies that government...
  • Affordable $20 million fighter planes

    05/16/2015 5:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | May 10, 2015 | Brian Wang
    The Textron Scorpion costs $20 million, still not exactly a bargain by most people's standards, but a fifth of the cost of the F-35. It suggests that not every advanced defence project has to necessarily come in years late and billions over budget – and points to a new twist in not only the future of fighter-jet design, but also in more humanitarian roles that a budget jet could carry out. Textron aren’t the only ones creating the tech to address this issue. The single jet fighter JF-17 is a Chinese design, currently being built in collaboration with its sole...
  • ISIL advances on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

    05/16/2015 2:30:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 16, 2015 | Various
    Governor of Homs province, where city is located, says army has sent reinforcements and is bombing fighters from air.Fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have advanced on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO heritage sites, with fierce clashes taking place close to the city's historic citadel. Photos circulating on social media sites on Saturday appeared to show intense clashes near the 13th century citadel of Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma'ani as ISIL fighters engaged the Syrian military. Talal Barazi, the governor of central Homs province, where the city is located,...
  • 'It Makes Me Sick': Vet Says His American, Marine Corps Flags Were Stolen

    05/16/2015 1:16:00 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 15 2015 | as sen on Fox and Friends
    An Indiana veteran says his treasured flags have been stolen from his home. Derek Holly, who served our country for five years, has flown Old Glory and a Marine Corps flag at his home since 2013. But Wednesday, he noticed that they had gone missing. “It makes me sick, it’s completely disrespectful to myself, to veterans that have gone and those who have come to serve,” he said. Holly told Fox 59 that he doesn’t know why someone would steal his flags. He also had a message for the person who stole them. “If you return them, great. If you...
  • Military option prevents war

    05/15/2015 3:09:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Yoram Ettinger
    The threat of a limited surgical naval or air force bombing of critical nuclear installations--with no ground troops The contention that there are only two options in dealing with the rogue Ayatollahs’ regime—negotiation or military option, which supposedly amounts to war—defies reality. Such a contention is either mistaken or misleading. The threat of a limited surgical naval or air force bombing of critical nuclear installations—with no ground troops - would not amount to a war, would deter the Ayatollahs, possibly moderating their nature, and—if activated - would permanently cripple their pursuit of nuclear capabilities, and could be repeated if necessary...
  • NYC will get 500 solar-powered food carts this summer (100 earmarked for disabled veterans)

    05/15/2015 1:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Treehugger ^ | May 12, 2015 | Derek Markham
    In a pilot program designed to reduce GHG emissions and safety risks and provide better clean food preparation in mobile food vending, the Big Apple will be home to the next generation of eco-friendly food carts.Food carts, while being convenient for consumers and a good small business venture for foodies and entrepreneurs, are also a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, as well as being potential public safety hazards from their onboard propane tanks. And in a metropolis like New York City, with some 8000 mobile food carts on the streets, the environmental and health effects of...
  • Obama on Syria red line: weaponized chlorine isn’t ‘historically’ considered a chemical weapon.

    05/15/2015 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Robert Laurie
    Boys, move the goalposts. If you’re having trouble keeping track of all the promises, threats, and “red lines” that Obama has applied to Syria and Assad, you’re not alone. There have been so many that things tend to get confusing. However, one constant through it all has been a warning that, if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, it would trigger a US military response. Now we have widespread reports of the Assad regime deploying weaponized chlorine gas. So, if you’re a President who’s absolutely terrified of backing up his own proclamations with actual action, what are you to do?...
  • Europe Rapidly Becoming Fertile Recruiting Field For Islamic State

    05/14/2015 10:25:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/15 | David Singer
    Europe remains a sitting duck whilst it passively sits on the sidelines uttering pious platitudes Islamic State now has the potential to break out of Syria and Iraq and into the heart of Europe without a shot being fired in anger by the Europeans to repel Islamic State’s stated aims of re-establishing the Caliphate and with it the supremacy of Islam world-wide. This previously dismissed possibility has become an emerging reality with the record flow of hundreds of thousands of Moslems into Europe by boat in 2014 - seeking asylum as their homes and lives in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan,Yemen...
  • Here is a challenge, post a flag!

    05/13/2015 7:32:04 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    One Marine's View ^ | May 13, 2015 | One Marine
    1 - This is America You want to stomp on my flag (God help you if I see you do it) you have the freedom (and lack of brain cells) to destroy the item that gives you that very freedom here in America, however, I'm sure I can find numerous reasons you need to meet a US Marine, danger close. Americans are falling into the "sheep" category. [...] Here is an idea, I believe in America, if my flag bothers you, pack sand and eat shit. If it offends you, go back to the shit hole you came from. If...
  • Obama’s Middle East Debacle

    05/12/2015 7:57:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Al Caruba
    You cannot make a greater mess of the mess that already exists in the Middle East, but Obama is doing his best to add to it. What else should we expect from a President who refuses to utter words like “Islamic terrorism”? I had to laugh when I heard that the new King of Saudi Arabia, Salmon, told the White House he wasn’t going to attend Thursday’s photo-op get together of Arab leaders. Some lesser Saudi officials will attend. The message is clear enough, so long as Obama continues to make nice with Iran, the center of the problems in...
  • Former Pentagon Official: U.S. Subsidizing Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Buildup

    05/12/2015 7:55:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sierra Rayne
    Energy Department plans to spend more than $60 million in Russia for nuclear security activities at the same time U.S. and European Union sanctions are punishing Moscow for aggression against Ukraine In an interview with Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman revealed that the United States is, in effect, subsidizing Russia’s increasing nuclear weapons capacity—weapons that could be used against the U.S. in any major war with the West Gertz’s report describes how the “Energy Department plans to spend more than $60 million in Russia for nuclear security activities at...