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  • GOP Congressman denied access to facility housing unaccompanied migrant children

    07/03/2014 7:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) sent out a press release chronicling his recent trip to a facility maintained by the department of Health and Human Services established to house up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who crossed the southern border illegally. Bridenstine’s trip was a short one, however, as the congressman was denied access to the facility by an HHS official. Bridenstine asserted that he attempted to contact Ken Wolfe, HHS’s deputy director of the office of public affairs, in order to express his frustration over being denied access to Ft. Sill, a facility in the congressman’s...
  • Obama opens third military base to deal with flood of illegal child immigrants

    06/10/2014 10:26:33 AM PDT · by boycott · 40 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10 June 2014 | Ted Thorhill
    The Obama administration announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives. The news came as officials insist that the children are in good hands, despite allegations of abuse by US authorities. Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 unaccompanied minors and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.
  • U.S. to open third military base to illegal child immigrants

    06/10/2014 12:18:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Obama administration on Monday announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated. Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 "unaccompanied minors" and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200. In recent weeks, the Obama administration has opened similar emergency shelters at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Naval Base Ventura County in Southern...
  • Militarized Djibouti

    10/06/2013 10:42:58 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | October 5th, 2013 | Andre Vltchek
    Imagine a small country, the size of Massachusetts, with no arable land, irrigation, or permanent crops, nor any forests. The rocky desert is everywhere, falling all the way to the sea. To ‘cheer one up’, there is the lowest point on land, in Africa (and the third lowest on earth); an eerie crater lake called ‘Lac Assal’ (−155 m). And there are countless rock formations, bare, hostile, and frightening. This tiny country has one of the most strategic locations on earth, at least from the West’s geopolitical interest’s point of view. It lies between Somalia, Ethiopia and what is often...
  • A brand-new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. And nobody to use it.

    07/10/2013 8:47:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2013 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    The U.S. military has erected a 64,000-square-foot headquarters building on the dusty moonscape of southwestern Afghanistan that comes with all the tools to wage a modern war. A vast operations center with tiered seating. A briefing theater. Spacious offices. Fancy chairs. Powerful air conditioning. Everything, that is, except troops.
  • China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily

    05/08/2013 5:46:50 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Politics May. 08, 2013 - 05:00PM JST
    Chinas top newspaper on Wednesday published a call for a review of Japans sovereignty over the island of Okinawahome to major U.S. baseswith the Asian powers already embroiled in a territorial row. The lengthy article in the Peoples Daily, Chinas most-circulated newspaper and the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist party, argued that the country may have rights to the Ryukyu chain, which includes Okinawa. The island is home to major U.S. air force and marine bases as well as 1.3 million people, who are considered more closely related to Japan in ethnic and linguistic terms than to China. The authors...
  • Now China Says It May Own Okinawa, Too

    05/08/2013 6:10:24 AM PDT · by blam · 60 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-8-2013 | Agence France Presse
    Now China Says It May Own Okinawa, Too Agence France PresseMay 8, 2013 US Sale Of Armed Drones To Japan And South Korea Would Transform Tensions In The Pacific China's top newspaper on Wednesday published a call for a review of Japan's sovereignty over the island of Okinawa -- home to major US bases -- with the Asian powers already embroiled in a territorial row. The lengthy article in the People's Daily, China's most-circulated newspaper and the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist party, argued that the country may have rights to the Ryukyu chain, which includes Okinawa. The island is...
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • China to set up base in Seychelles (closing in on Arabian Peninsula and E. Africa)

    12/04/2011 2:12:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Big Pond News ^ | 12/04/11
    China to set up base in Seychelles The Seychelles has invited Beijing to set up a military base on the archipelago to beef up the fight against piracy there, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam said. The declaration came as Liang Guanglie made the first-ever visit by a Chinese defence minister to the Indian Ocean island state. 'We have invited the Chinese government to set up a military presence on Mahe to fight the pirate attacks that the Seychelles face on a regular basis,' Adam said. 'For the time being China is studying this possibility because she has economic interests in...
  • Report: 36 Dead in Iran Blast

    11/17/2011 8:35:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/11/11
    The death toll in Saturday's explosion at military base outside of Tehran rose to 36 on Thursday, according to Iranian media figures assembled by Agence France Presse on Thursday. The number is more than twice the revised figure reported by the Revolutionary Guards after the story broke on Saturday. AFP based its figures on the names of the victims, one of whom was General Hassan Moqaddam of the Guards' missile programme. Iran originally said the blast was an accident, but later jumped on a bandwagon of sources blaming Israel for the explosion.
  • FBI, NYPD Arrest 4 in Alleged Plot to Bomb NY Synagogues

    05/20/2009 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 216 replies · 10,849+ views
    NBC New York ^ | May 20, 2009 | Jonathan Dienst
    EXCLUSIVE: Four New York City men were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up New York City synagogues and other city locations, WNBC's Jonathan Dienst has learned. Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force in the Bronx captured the suspected ringleader and three followers in what law enforcement sources are calling a homegrown terrorist plot. Investigators stress the suspects' meetings had been infiltrated early on and there was "no chance" the alleged plot could succeed. Investigators said several of the suspects are Muslims who allegedly talked about destroying two Jewish temples, including at least one...
  • Dry Run or Wrong Turn? 3 Mid-East Men Try to Enter Calif. Marine Base

    03/31/2011 7:21:18 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 163 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 3-31-11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Was it just a wrong turn, or something more sinister? Marine base Camp Pendleton one of the largest military bases in the country is reportedly on high alert after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter the base last weekend on multiple occasions in multiple vehicles. And while the men initially claimed they didnt know each other and simply took a wrong turn, new information from a local gas station about hateful comments and terrorist threats casts doubt on their story: http://clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/8178/2340295?wpid=9528 KGTV explains some of the shocking details: According to a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) alert...
  • Two U.S. Airmen Killed in Shooting at Germany's Frankfurt Airport

    03/02/2011 12:01:15 PM PST · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    foxnews ^ | 3-2-11 | Associated Press
    The attack came as the bus sat outside Terminal 2 at the airport, according to Frankfurt police spokesman Manfred Fuellhardt. The bus driver and a passenger were killed, and one person suffered serious wounds and another light injuries, he said. A source tells Fox News that the shooter yelled "Allah Akbar" when opening fire on the U.S. military personnel. He then dropped his gun at the scene, ran into the terminal and was subdued. U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock said all four victims were airmen. They were all based at the Lakenheath military base in Britain. A...
  • Chinese Claims to Okinawa Gain Support Among Historians(Chicom trying to corner Okinawa)

    08/19/2010 8:25:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/19/10
    Chinese Claims to Okinawa Gain Support Among Historians There are increasing voices among Chinese historians claiming territorial rights over Okinawa, the Japanese island where the U.S. has a massive military base. Japan's Mainichi Shimbun on Wednesday said some Chinese historians argue that Okinawa, when it was the Ryukyu Kingdom, flourished thanks to trade with China and was essentially a part of it. In a conference in Beijing in December last year, some insisted that the annexation of the Ryukyu Islands by the Meiji government in 1879 and the U.S.' return of Okinawa to Japan in 1972 was invalid under international...
  • Planned Parenthood Uses Independence Day to Pitch Military Base Abortions

    07/05/2010 8:42:43 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 5, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Uses Independence Day to Pitch Military Base Abortions Washington, DC -- Planned Parenthood used Independence Day as an occasion to press its agenda for the military: abortions at taxpayer-funded military base hospitals. In an action alert the abortion giant sent its members Planned Parenthood belittled the July 4th traditions to say they're not as important as abortions. http://LifeNews.com/nat6498.html
  • Report: Japan's prime minister to resign-Marine base in Okinawa, falling poll numbers to blame...

    06/01/2010 6:15:54 PM PDT · by John W · 49 replies · 2,139+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2010 | MSNBC
    TOKYO - Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has said he intends to resign, a media report said Wednesday. Public broadcaster NHK said that Hatoyama told his party executives he intended to step down over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa.
  • Small Japanese party quits government over US base

    05/30/2010 3:33:45 PM PDT · by paudio · 3 replies · 257+ views
    AP ^ | 5/30/10 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    A small party decided to leave Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's ruling coalition over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off Okinawa island, as he faced calls Sunday to resign and dim prospects in upcoming elections.
  • Fatal shooting reported outside MacDill AFB

    05/19/2010 4:53:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1,380+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2010
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Fire officials say one person is dead in a shooting at an entrance gate to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Fire Rescue officials say they were called to the gate at 6:47 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • The Political Cost of Military Bases in Post-Soviet Space

    05/09/2010 8:42:13 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 262+ views
    Oilprice.com ^ | 5/10/2010 | John Daly
    Governments with foreign military bases tend to shy away from publicity about their colonial outposts, and recent events in the post-Soviet space shine an unwelcome spotlight on US and Russian military establishments The US Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan and Russias lease extension on Ukraines historic port of Sevastopol are presently earning much unwanted attention, which is serving to agitate the local populations in both countries. Furthermore, Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenko, who provided sanctuary to ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has used the opportunity to berate Russia for failing to pay for its early warning missile base near Baranavichy and...
  • Burger King, Pizza Hut gone from Kandahar Airfield

    04/30/2010 10:06:54 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 45 replies · 1,446+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | Friday, April 30, 2010 | Tara Brautigam
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Soldiers who crave a Whopper with cheese at Kandahar Airfield wont be able to have it their way any longer. As of Saturday, the Burger King, Pizza Hut and Subway outlets at the heart of the sprawling military base in Afghanistan will be shut down on the orders of the top NATO commander in Afghanistan. Cpl. Stanly Pilon, a 32-year-old vehicle maintenance worker with Canadas National Support Element, said he will miss the morale boost the fast-food fare gives to battle-weary soldiers. Im kind of sad, Pilon said between bites of a Subway sandwich. Its kind of...
  • US Military base under taliban control

    04/19/2010 6:17:04 PM PDT · by Flavius · 14 replies · 495+ views
    Al Jazz ^ | 4.19.10 | Al Jazz
    Known to US soldiers as the Valley of Death, it's been the scene of the some of the most intense fighting in the war in Afghanistan. After years of intense fighting, the US has left its remote outpost in the Korengal Valley, in the country's east. Al Jazeera's James Bays has more on the move, which the US calls a re-positioning of forces, but which the Taliban has declared a US defeat.
  • US troop flights at Kyrgyz base suspended: military

    04/09/2010 10:53:06 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 934+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | 4/10/2010 | AFP via Google News
    The US military has suspended troop flights out of its base in Kyrgyzstan and will instead transport forces to and from Afghanistan via Kuwait, military officials said Friday. Amid political upheaval in the strategic Central Asian nation, US commanders at the Manas air base decided late Friday "to temporarily divert military passenger transport flights," Major John Redfield, a spokesman for US Central Command, said in an email. Decisions on continuing other military flights "will be made on a case-by-case basis," he said. The suspension came after the Americans spotted armored vehicles on the civilian side of the airport, a defense...
  • U.S. air base at center of Kyrgyz crisis (Opposition thanks Russia)

    04/08/2010 6:44:53 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 64 replies · 2,009+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8 Apr, 2010 | msnbc staff
    <p>BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed new leaders said on Thursday that Russia had helped to oust President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, but they appeared to differ on how to deal with a U.S. air base (Manas) that has irritated Moscow.</p> <p>Roza Otunbayeva, a former foreign minister now heading the interim government, said there were no plans yet to review the lease agreement for the Manas air base, which runs out in July. She said her government would meet U.S. diplomats for talks in Bishkek.</p>
  • 18 gunmen killed in attacks on Mexican army bases

    03/31/2010 11:19:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,302+ views
    (AP) via FORBES.com ^ | 04.01.10, 01:01 AM EDT | By ANTONIO VILLEGAS
    SNIPPET: "VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico -- Dozens of gunmen mounted rare and apparently coordinated attacks targeting two army garrisons in northern Mexico, touching off firefights that killed 18 attackers."
  • Burgers go way of booze as US general Stanley McChrystal bans junk food

    03/31/2010 8:12:14 AM PDT · by granite · 147 replies · 3,241+ views
    Timesonline ^ | March 30, 2010 | Jerome Starkey, Kabul
    First he banned booze in his Kabul headquarters. Now the notoriously austere commander of US and Nato forces has a new target in his war on terror: ice cream and fast food. General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of Special Forces in Iraq, who runs eight miles a day, eats one meal and sleeps for only four hours a night, has given orders to close the junk food concessions on Nato bases. No longer will the fighter pilots at Bagram or Kandahar airfields be able to ring Pizza Hut to deliver. Once General McChrystal has his way, the Whoppers will...
  • Tim Hortons escapes U.S. fast-food purge in Afghanistan (Obama closes fast food for GIs)

    03/26/2010 10:40:31 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 111 replies · 2,226+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 3/26/2010 | Juliet ONeill
    OTTAWA -- Canadas Tim Hortons coffee shop at Kandahar Airfield will remain open despite a shutdown of Pizza Hut, Burger King and other U.S. outlets deemed too luxurious by top American commanders of NATO troops. Kandahar Airfield Tim Hortons is an initiative to support our men and women in uniform for serving in Afghanistan, Defence Department spokeswoman Megan MacLean said. There are no plans to close the Tim Hortons. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, who leads the International Security Assistance Force, has ordered most fast-food outlets on the boardwalk inside the airfield base shuttered. Command...
  • U.S. bases in Afghanistan say goodbye to Whoppers, DQ

    03/25/2010 6:41:26 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 48 replies · 1,224+ views
    Afghanistan Crossroads ^ | 3/25/10 | Brad Lendon
    Whoppers, Dairy Queen sundaes and the latest movies will soon disappear for U.S. military personnel serving in Afghanistan, according to a blog posting by Sgt. Maj. Michael T. Hall discussing changes to morale, welfare and recreation facilities on U.S. bases there. In an effort to put more focus on fighting the Taliban, the military is cutting back on "non-essentials" in Afghanistan, Hall announced on the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan blog this week. Hall is the command sergeant major for ISAF. On large U.S. facilities such as the Kandahar and Bagram air bases, that includes closing restaurants such as Burger...
  • Evacuations ordered at Misawa, Okinawa bases amid tsunami fears

    02/28/2010 3:39:02 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 581+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2010 | By T.D. Flack and David Allen
    MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan U.S. military commanders on Okinawa ordered a limited evacuation of coastal areas for all DOD personnel shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, and Japanese officials ordered the evacuation of more than 4,000 people living along the coastline near Misawa Air Base in mainland Japan. Base officials at Misawa broadcast warnings to American community members early Sunday afternoon, advising that anyone living east of Route 338 were ordered to evacuate. Leave that area immediately, read a crawler on the American Forces Network television channel. On Okinawa a wave up to six feet in height was expected to...
  • Top U.S. Pacific Marine says base must be in Okinawa

    02/21/2010 5:07:19 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 478+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/20/2010 | Reuters
    The top U.S. Marine in the Pacific said on Friday that his forces needed to be based on the southern island of Okinawa for strategic reasons, as Tokyo struggles to resolve a dispute with Washington over relocating a base. The relocation of the Futenma Marine base on Okinawa is at the center of a feud between Washington and Tokyo that is eroding support for Japan's governing Democratic Party and setting its coalition partners at odds ahead of an election expected in July. "Okinawa is in the perfect place in the region," said Lieutenant General Keith Stalder, when asked about suggestions...
  • Pentagon to Offer Emergency Contraception to Military Bases Worldwide

    02/05/2010 9:48:25 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 22 replies · 649+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Justin Fishel & AP
    For the first time ever, the Pentagon is requiring military bases worldwide to offer the so-called morning-after pill. WASHINGTON - The Pentagon for the first time will require military bases worldwide to offer emergency contraception or the so-called morning-after pill, a military spokesman told Fox News Friday. The decision follows a recommendation by an independent panel of doctors and pharmacists in November, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The panel determined that emergency contraception should be added to the military's list of medications that must be stocked at each military facility. The decision represents a policy shift from the Bush administration...
  • Pentagon to offer emergency contraception abroad

    02/04/2010 7:41:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 262+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/10 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon for the first time will require military bases worldwide to offer emergency contraception or the so-called morning-after pill, a military spokeswoman said Thursday. The decision follows a recommendation by an independent panel of doctors and pharmacists in November, said Defense Department spokeswoman Cynthia Smith. The panel determined that emergency contraception should be added to the military's list of medications that must be stocked at each military facility.
  • Thousands in Tokyo protest US military presence

    01/30/2010 11:15:50 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 32 replies · 657+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | January 30, 2010 | Jay Alabaster
    TOKYO Thousands of protesters from across Japan marched Saturday in central Tokyo to protest the U.S. military presence on Okinawa, while a Cabinet minister said she would fight to move a Marine base Washington considers crucial out of the country. Some 47,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Japan, with more than half on the southern island of Okinawa. Residents have complained for years about noise, pollution and crime around the bases. Japan and the U.S. signed a pact in 2006 that called for the realignment of American troops in the country and for a Marine base on the island...
  • Thousands protest in Tokyo against U.S. military presence in Japan

    01/31/2010 5:49:39 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 63 replies · 1,444+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 Jan 10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Thousands of protesters from across Japan marched today in Tokyo to protest against U.S. military presence on Okinawa, while a Cabinet minister said she would fight to get rid of a marine base Washington considers crucial. Some 47,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Japan, with more than half on the southern island of Okinawa. Residents have complained for years about noise, pollution and crime around the bases. Japan and the U.S. signed a pact in 2006 that called for the realignment of American troops in the country and for a Marine base on the island to be moved to a...
  • FRENCH TO FREE OZ TERRORIST

    12/04/2009 10:37:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 824+ views
    HERALD SUN.com.au ^ | Last Updated: December 05, 2009 | Charles Miranda, London
    SNIPPET: "AUSTRALIA'S most notorious terrorist Willie Brigitte will be free from jail next year having served less than half his sentence for conspiring to blow up the nation's only nuclear reactor and the power grid. The Caribbean-born Muslim convert made headlines in 2007 when he was sentenced in France to a maximum nine years, following his arrest in Sydney, for joining an al-Qaida-backed Pakistani terror cell out to bomb Lucas Heights nuclear plant, the national electricity grid or a military base. The French Justice Ministry is considering releasing the 41-year-old, on an early-release good-behaviour plan."
  • EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban

    11/14/2009 3:14:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies · 1,169+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/11/2009 | editors
    Time after time, public murder sprees occur in "gun-free zones" - public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week's slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different - except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire. Among President Clinton's first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military...
  • End Clinton-era Military Base Gun Ban

    11/12/2009 5:32:01 AM PST · by radioone · 11 replies · 684+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11-11-09 | Ed Driscoll
    For those who are wondering why an army base of all places is, effectively, a gun-free zone.
  • EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban

    11/11/2009 7:19:53 AM PST · by R4Roger05 · 38 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2009 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Time after time, public murder sprees occur in "gun-free zones" - public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week's slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different - except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire.
  • Fort Hood Soldiers Guard the Base Entrances Without Magazines in their Weapons...

    11/10/2009 11:51:56 AM PST · by nckerr · 86 replies · 2,642+ views
    Yahoo News Photos ^ | 20091110 | Unknown
    Click on the photos...This is craziness. The political correctness of the military. The Army and Marines are more trained with weapons and safety than the police. Why would they embarrass our Soldiers by making them pull guard with empty weapons...
  • Why There Will Be More Military Base Shootings

    11/10/2009 11:17:25 AM PST · by AJKauf · 18 replies · 774+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 9 | Patrick Poole
    It should be acknowledged that the military already has existing policies for weeding out neo-Nazis, gang members, and those with psychological problems from their ranks. An existing 1996 Defense Department directive explicitly prohibits a wide range of dissident activities targeting organizations espousing supremacist causes, namely racist and neo-Nazi groups, notwithstanding the religious trappings that those groups have adopted to cloak their ideology. These measures are encouraged by civil rights groups, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center. If it is true that jihadist ideology has nothing to do with Islam, as we are told, then surely there should be no...
  • Poland demands US troops be based on Polish soil

    11/06/2009 3:33:53 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 24 replies · 940+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/6/2009 | Andrew Osborn in Moscow and Matthew Day in Warsaw
    Poland has demanded that US troops be based on Polish soil in the wake of Russian war games which simulated a nuclear attack and invasion. Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, said he was alarmed by recent military exercises conducted by the Russian army in Belarus, a country that borders Poland, and wanted the US military as a counterweight. "We would like to see US troops stationed in Poland to serve as a shield against Russian aggression," he said. "If you can still afford it, we need some strategic reassurance." Despite assurances given by US Vice President Joe Biden last month...
  • Ft Hood attack is 3rd this year by antiwar radicals targeting military on U.S. soil(all by muslims)

    11/06/2009 7:44:34 PM PST · by etradervic · 20 replies · 917+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/6/2009 | Spencer S. Hsu
    The Fort Hood attack is the third instance this year in which American military personnel in the United States have been targeted by people reportedly opposed to U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism experts said. Investigators are seeking to determine the motivations of the Fort Hood suspect, Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, in part to understand whether his alleged actions fit in with what experts see as an emerging pattern of plots developed by U.S. citizens or residents rather than foreign attackers. Federal prosecutors in September charged two North Carolina men for allegedly conspiring to kill personnel at...
  • Japan denies friction with US

    11/02/2009 3:54:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 469+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/02/09 | Kyoko Hasegawa
    Japan denies friction with US by Kyoko Hasegawa Mon Nov 2, 1:57 am ET TOKYO (AFP) Japan's centre-left government on Monday denied US ties were being strained by a row over an American airbase, amid confusion over whether its foreign minister will travel to Washington this week. The US State Department on Saturday said Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada would meet US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday, but within hours dropped mention of the meeting from Clinton's schedule. In Japan, media reports suggested Okada was still seeking a meeting late this week, ahead of a Tokyo visit...
  • U.S. Base Makes Chinese Nervous

    10/03/2009 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Fennie · 16 replies · 1,344+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 3, 2009
    China is becoming concerned by the increased presence of the United States in Afghanistan and is complaining about the U.S. lease renewal at the Manas Air Base in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, suggesting that these activities are part of an overall containment effort against China, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The complaint comes at the same time Chinese officials have expressed alarm over what they view as a growing alliance between the U.S. and India, which they perceive as designed to alter the Asian strategic balance in what Beijing always has regarded as its sphere of influence.
  • US planning missile bases in Poland: report

    09/25/2009 6:54:27 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 93 replies · 5,420+ views
    AFP ^ | 25/9/2009
    WARSAW The United States aims to establish missile bases in Poland, after having scrapped plans fiercely opposed by Russia to deploy a missile shield in the country, a Polish newspaper reported Friday. Citing Polish diplomatic sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, Gazeta Wyborcza said Washington aimed to set up a permanent short- and medium-range missile base as well as deploy mobile missile batteries. The plan is set to take shape within days, said Gazeta Wyborcza, a leading daily that is considered well informed on the issue. It said Andrzej Kremer, Poland's deputy foreign minister, was due to travel...
  • Patriot Guard Aims For Long Line Honoring Troops (MN)

    09/19/2009 6:21:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 1,352+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/19/09 | AP
    There should be U.S. flags as far as the eye can see at Minnesota's Camp Ripley on Sunday. The Minnesota Patriot Guard says it's aiming for the longest known flag line in honor of military veterans during the base's open house. Flag lines are formed by people holding flags on poles a set distance apart. They are sometimes seen at soldier funerals to provide a buffer between those grieving and protesters. Patriot Guard members, many of whom ride motorcycles, are hoping for at least 2,000 participants.
  • McChrystal Booze Ban in Afghanistan

    09/07/2009 6:50:25 PM PDT · by Saije · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    Times Online ^ | 9/7/2009 | Jerome Starkey
    After a Nato airstrike killed as many as 125 people last week, General Stanley McChrystal was keen to get the situation under control fast. When he tried to contact his underlings to find out what had happened, however, he found, to his fury, that many of them were either drunk or too hungover to respond. Complaining in his daily Commanders Update that too many people had been partying it up, General McChrystal, head of International Forces in Afghanistan (Isaf), banned alcohol at his headquarters yesterday,
  • Several blasts occur near 2 U.S. bases in Germany

    08/19/2009 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 839+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 20, 2009 | By Marcus Klckner
    Police in Viernheim, Germany, were negotiating Wednesday afternoon with an unidentified man believed to be linked to several bombings earlier in the day in the towns of Viernheim and Weinheim. The towns, near several U.S. military installations in Heidelberg and Mannheim, are home to many Americans. Karlheinz Treusch, a German police spokesman from Darmstadt, did not release details on damage from the bombs or information on the suspect. But he did say that no one was seriously injured in any of the blasts and that the bombings probably were not politically motivated. According to The Associated Press, the man set...
  • Kyrgyz Parliament Approves Manas Air Base Agreement

    06/25/2009 6:35:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 236+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2009 The Kyrgyz parliament today ratified an agreement between the United States and Kyrgyzstan to extend U.S. access to Manas Air Base, a key logistics hub that supplies troops in Afghanistan, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman confirmed today. The agreement must now go to Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev for signature. Its not a done deal until the president signs it, Whitman said. Out of respect for their processes, weve been trying to give them the time and space to give this the consideration that it needs. The agreement provides for a transit center at Manas International Airport,...
  • Manas Air Base Agreement Awaits Kyrgyz Parliament Vote

    06/24/2009 5:00:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 256+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 The Kyrgyz parliament is expected to vote in the coming days on agreements reached between the United States and Kyrgyzstan governments to extend U.S. access to Manas Air Base, a logistics hub that supplies troops in Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell confirmed today. While emphasizing that the United States is not counting our chickens before they are hatched, Morrell expressed hope that the deal will go through. If ratified, the agreements would provide for a transit center at Manas International Airport, operated by the United States, to provide logistical support to coalition forces in...
  • Kyrgyzstan agrees to allow US troops to stay in country

    06/23/2009 7:53:27 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 454+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/23/2009 | Adrian Blomfield in Moscow
    Kyrgyzstan has reversed a Russian order to evict the US military from an airbase close to Afghanistan in a significant foreign policy victory for Barack Obama. After winning major financial concessions from Washington, the Kyrgyz government said it had agreed to allow the US Air Force to retain control of the Manas Airbase for at least one more year. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev The move, which comes a fortnight before Mr Obama visits Moscow, was welcomed by the United States, which has emphasised the base's importance in the campaign to defeat the Taliban. "We applaud the decision by the Kyrgyz Republic...