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  • 54 Nigerian soldiers to be executed for mutiny

    12/17/2014 9:54:47 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | December 17, 2014
    ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A Nigerian military court on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after refusing to fight Boko Haram terrorists, a lawyer for the soldiers said.
  • Likud Decides Without PM to Topple Hamas in Next Operation

    09/15/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/14 | Hezki Ezra & Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of Likud members took part in a meeting of the party's Central Committee in Ashkelon on Monday, where they passed a party proposal obligating the toppling the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza in the next counter-terror operation. "We must rehabilitate our deterrence, and in the next round destroy Hamas - there must be a clear decisive (blow)," said Likud Central Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon at the event. The statement refers to the perceived lack of decisive military action in Operation Protective Edge, the third such operation in Gaza, which ended with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sealing a ceasefire...
  • The Insiders: Is there a mutiny brewing around Obama?

    09/14/2014 5:49:28 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 69 replies
    The Washigton Post ^ | September 13, 2014 | Ed Rogers
    Is a mutiny happening around President Obama? It appears possible that the president may not have made two of his most recent decisions with complete free will. The announcement that he would delay his immigration initiative until after the election and his formal announcement that the United States would take military action against the Islamic State could have been coerced. Maybe Democratic leaders in Congress and a few members of the Obama team have had it. Could it be that, after President Obama briefed Democrats in Congress on the immigration plan, they balked? Maybe the president was told that, if...
  • Mutiny: Retired Navy captain plans blockade to protest closure of Florida waters

    10/07/2013 1:08:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7 October 2013
    “As you are well aware,” wrote Retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief Geoff Ross -- in a message posted by Fred Brownbill on Save America Foundation Sunday -- the federal government “has illegally and unconstitutionally closed state fishing and navigational waters within the 12 mile boundary of state waters.” When logging onto the U.S. Department of Interior website, visitors are greeted with this message, posted Oct. 1 by the National Park Service: Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed and National Park Service webpages are not operating. For more information, go to www.doi.gov. ... I want 1000...
  • Historical disgrace: the U.S. military mutiny forced Obama to retreat (Translation)

    09/01/2013 2:52:56 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 143 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama had a huge blow for mutiny in the U.S. military leadership planned military strike against Syria apparently. The soldiers could not see any strategy of the President - and expressed grave concerns against the action. Never before has a president so openly refused to follow by the the soldiers in America. U.S. President Barack Obama had planned military strike against Syria apparently The surprising over from U.S. President Barack Obama of his plans Syria is apparently due to a massive mutiny in the U.S. Army. The Washington Post reports that up to the ordinary soldiers could...
  • Let's Have Another Dan's Bake Sale at GOP Convention

    05/01/2012 4:06:46 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh via YouTube ^ | 5-1-2012 | TheRobb7
    A fellow FReeper who was there, mentioned the phenomenon during a recent discussion about how screwed we are with Romney as the GOP standard-bearer. It got me wondering....what if this happened in Tampa during the convention? The same non-violence, the same desire to see conservatism carry the day. I realize that the OWS types will be there protesting, but the effect of 80,000 Tea Partiers on downtown Tampa would be something that couldn't be ignored. Here's the video link from Limbaugh's old TV show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_maXLUDB4k
  • Stricken cruise liner captain...appears in court

    01/17/2012 10:25:58 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 16 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated 17th January 2012 | By Lee Moran and Nick Pisa
    The publication of the transcripts by Il Fatto Quotidiano newspaper comes as it was revealed junior officers onboard led a 'mutiny' after the ship struck a reef and captain Francesco Schettino dithered in giving the order to abandon the stricken vessel. According to coastguards Schettino did not give the crucial instructions until 10.58pm on Friday night, more than one hour after the initial impact with the rocks, and so wasting valuable time that contributed to the loss of six lives. Officials say that during those chaotic minutes, the bungling skipper had tried to palm them off and minimise the dangerous...
  • NY Times staffers near mutiny as paper continues to slide into oblivion

    12/28/2011 8:32:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/11 | Rick Moran
    The rocky, rickety boat that is the New York times has long been in peril of sinking. Now the Times staffers have sent a letter to publisher Arthur Sulzberger expressing "profound dismay" at the direction the company is headed. Huffington Post: The letter calls attention to several grievances. Last week, Times brass notified foreign citizens employed in the paper's overseas bureaus that their pensions would be frozen. In the letter, Times staffers dismayed by this decision point out to Sulzberger that some of these foreign employees, working alongside Times reporters in war zones, have "risked their lives so that we...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert: 12/10/11

    12/10/2011 2:59:33 PM PST · by re_nortex · 39 replies
    TCM ^ | 12/10/11 | TCM Staff
    The Caine Mutiny airs tonight at 8:00 Eastern Time on TCM. The Republican Debate starts an hour later on ABC.
  • Solyndra saw staff "mutiny" before Obama visit

    12/02/2011 6:12:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/01/11 | Roberta Rampton
    Solyndra saw staff "mutiny" before Obama visitBy Roberta Rampton | Reuters – 15 hrs ago **SNIP** An initial public offering was on the skids, and finally, there was a "mutiny" by the company's entire executive team, who flagged the crisis to the company's board of directors. The e-mails between senior advisers to George Kaiser, a major investor in the company, provide the best view yet into how problems took root early at Solyndra. The company had received a $535 million federal loan guarantee in 2009 and was held up by the Obama administration as an example of how it could...
  • The Cain Mutiny

    11/01/2011 6:53:58 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 20 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 11/1/11 | David Leeper
    I love Charles Krauthammer’s commentary. His incisive analyses and rapier wit keep me coming back over & over to his weekly column in the Washington Post and daily commentary on Fox News’ Special Report. He eviscerates Leftists, laying bare their absurdities as few others can. He restoreth my sanity. I recommend him highly. Nonetheless … It is fascinating to watch Krauthammer shifting his choice of words and tone when it comes to his commentary on Herman Cain. Though it’s not clear how seriously he now takes Cain’s candidacy, he no longer calls him an “entertainment candidate”. At a minimum, Krauthammer...
  • DREAM Act Activists Release 'How To Stop Deportation' Guide

    06/10/2011 1:53:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    OCWeekly.com ^ | 6/10/2011 | Michelle Woo
    With the fizzling of the DREAM Act last year and the belief that President Obama is doing little to help their plight, activist groups took matters into their own hands this week, boldly publishing a guide for youth on how not to get deported. Compiled by the Asian Law Caucus, Educators for Fair Consideration, DreamActivist.org and New Immigrant Youth Alliance, the 63-page page manual titled Education Not Deportation: A Guide for Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings is intended to help those who've exhausted all other options.
  • Army Mutiny Spreads, Syrians Fear Massacre(Sunni troops defect)

    06/07/2011 8:33:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    OnIslam ^ | 06/07/11
    Army Mutiny Spreads, Syrians Fear Massacre OnIslam & News Agencies Tuesday, 07 June 2011 13:45 Residents and activists say Jisr al-Shughur casualties followed a mutiny among forces sent to quell civilian protests. DAMASCUS – Syrian anti-government protesters warned on Tuesday, June 7, of an expected massacre in the town of Jisr al-Shughur as a long line of military vehicles and enforcements moved towards the tiny town following reports of killing 120 police and army members yesterday. "Thirteen military vehicles are heading to Jisr al-Shughur," where the alleged massacre took place, an activist in the northwestern town told Agence France Presse...
  • [N. Korea] RFA: Tanks Deployed around Kim Jong-il's Villa

    12/31/2010 8:36:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    KBS ^ | 12/31/10
    /begin my translation RFA: Tanks Deployed around Kim Jong-il's Villa According to Radio Free Asia in U.S., N. Korea deployed a tank unit at Kim Jong-il's villa in Yanggang Province, in order to counter a potential mutiny by military units. Quoting its source from inside N. Korea, it reported that 10 tanks from Guard Command were deployed around the villa last August, and its purpose is to hold in check the 10th Corps stationed in Yanggang Province. In related news, Free North Korea Radio, a short wave broadcast targeting N. Korea, reported in Dec. 27 that tanks were deployed at...
  • Obama faces mutiny from own party as 31 Democrats demand tax cuts for the rich

    09/17/2010 11:47:37 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:16 PM on 16th September 2010 | By David Gardner
    President Obama was facing a mutiny within his own Democrat Party tonight over his pledge to deliver tax cuts for America’s struggling middle class. A group of 31 rebel Democrat congressmen and women have broken ranks to demand that all income levels are given tax breaks, including the wealthy. Mr Obama insists he is targeting Americans earning less than £160,000-a-year. But the breakaway Democrats fear that increasing taxes, even for the rich, could jeopardise the party’s chances in the looming mid-term elections.
  • UN Navy crew's mutiny against the 'Sea Witch' captain who ' belittled' them

    03/14/2010 11:46:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies · 3,403+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/14/10 | Nick Allen
    Standing on the bridge of her warship with the ocean before her and a crew of men awaiting her command, the future looked fantastic for Captain Holly Graf, the first American to take charge of a US Navy cruiser. She came from a respected naval family - her father was also a captain and her brother-in-law an Admiral - and she raced up through the ranks. Capt Graf seemed to have the toughness and qualities needed to take her to the very top - brilliant at seamanship, fiercely determined, and a thinker with an outstanding academic record who was at...
  • Air Force Generals Controlling Nuclear Missiles Removed

    10/15/2009 10:42:46 PM PDT · by STD · 42 replies · 2,323+ views
    self ^ | 10/16/09 | self
    News that Air Force Generals were sacked by the President for recent mishaps, incidents and failures in exercises at nuclear missile batteries hidden across the Western United States has been widely questioned by the Airmen and Airwomen based at these facilities. It's time that somebody brought out the truth that the politicians in Washington DC seem desperate to hide' one NCO reported in a blog sent out yesterday NCO's at Minot ND's Air Base are quick to point out that nothing abnormal, or unexpected has occurred over the past year that could possibly have warranted the removal of these Air...
  • Is Obama Guilty of Treason?

    06/10/2009 3:07:18 PM PDT · by blackrobe · 53 replies · 3,162+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 10, 2009 | JB Williams
    The answer to one of the above questions is absolutely, YES! --Either Barack Hussein Obama is guilty of treason, as formally charged in a March 2009 federal criminal complaint filed by retired Navy LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, on March 17th, (or) LCDR Walter Fitzpatrick is indeed guilty of Mutiny, - “forcible or passive resistance to lawful authority; especially: concerted revolt (as of a naval crew) against discipline or a superior officer.”
  • What Republicans need is a mutiny (SoS for the GoP. Time to rock the Boat!)

    05/10/2009 9:23:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,777+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/10/09 | Richard Viguerie
    Two major debates face conservative Republicans about the future of the party. The first, rekindled by Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party, is whether the GOP should move furtherfurther leftward. The second is whether conservatives should tone down their advocacy on social issues. History is on the side of outspoken conservatives in both debates. To learn where to position themselves, some big-government GOP loyalists are going on so-called listening tours. The trouble is, skulking around the country on pandering tours isn't leadership. Politicians, lobbyists and campaign consultants who caused the problem cannot fix it. You can also rebrand...
  • Bangladesh mutineers name tycoon with Pakistan links

    02/28/2009 2:04:42 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 5 replies · 612+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 1 Mar 2009, 0225 hrs | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The first signs of a Pakistani footprint is showing up in the bloody mutiny that shook Bangladesh this week. As mass graves continue to spew forth more bloody tales - 10 more bodies have been recovered, bringing the toll to 76 - what is emerging slowly is a larger design behind the apparently senseless killing over the past couple of days. The preliminary interrogation of some of the rebels has thrown up the name of Salauddin Qadeer Chowdhury, a well-known shipping magnate and reportedly very close to the Pakistan military-intelligence complex and the opposition BNP. According to sources...
  • Bangladesh uprising quashed after tanks roll into Dhaka

    02/26/2009 7:33:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 408+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 02/27/09 | Jeremy Page & Fariha Karim
    Bangladesh uprising quashed after tanks roll into Dhaka A tank rumbles towards the Dhaka headquarters of the Bangladesh Rifles where the mutineers were holed up (Pavel Rahman/AP) Jeremy Page, South Asia Correspondent, and Fariha Karim in Dhaka Thousands of mutinous Bangladeshi border guards surrendered last night in the capital after two days of fighting that claimed at least 18 lives, but the rebellion appeared to be spreading to other parts of the country. Dozens of officers were unaccounted for after the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) occupying their headquarters in Dhaka lay down their arms. The head of the BDR, Major-General...
  • 'Mutiny yacht' found sailing['Ghost' Ship]

    10/14/2008 7:44:16 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yachting Monthly ^ | 14 Oct 2008 | Yachting Monthly
    <p>A yacht which was abandoned seven months ago after its crew mutinied against their experienced skipper has been found, still sailing - 800 miles from where they left it.</p> <p>The skipper and crew of Air Apparent, a Compass 790, were airlifted from the vessel after its three inexperienced crew members panicked and set off the yacht's EPIRB. The yacht was sailing in 25-30 knot winds and 3m seas 165km west of Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand. The skipper, Bill Heritage, an experienced sailor who had owned Air Apparent for 15 years told his crew the conditions were safe, but they disagreed. 'We were sailing very conservatively and we had an ideal wind direction. There was high winds but that is not dangerous,' he told the Nelson Mail.</p>
  • Critics Pile On As McCain Gaffes Pile Up [Iraq/Pakistan border???]

    07/22/2008 2:30:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 153+ views
    Politico via CBS News ^ | 2008-07-22 | Jim Vande Hei & Mike Allen
    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said “Iraq” when he apparently meant “Afghanistan” on Monday, adding to a string of mixed-up word choices that is giving ammunition to the opposition. Just in the past three weeks, McCain has mixed up Iraq and Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan, and even football’s Packers and Steelers. Ironically, the errors have been concentrated in what should be his area of expertise - foreign affairs.
  • Rangoon: ‘army mutiny’ reported

    09/29/2007 1:54:23 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 60 replies · 169+ views
    Troops refuse to fire on crowdsReports from Rangoon suggest soldiers are mutinying. It is unclear the numbers involved. Reports cite heavy shooting in the former Burmese capital. The organisation Helfen ohne Grenzen (Help without Frontiers) is reporting that "Soldiers from the 66th LID (Light Infantry Divison) have turned their weapons against other government troops and possibly police in North Okkalappa township in Rangoon and are defending the protesters. At present unsure how many soldiers involved." Soldiers in Mandalay, where unrest has spread to as we reported this morning, are also reported to have refused orders to act against protesters. Some...
  • [President] Bush facing GOP mutiny over immigration

    06/28/2007 4:28:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 2,158+ views
    The Politico ^ | June 28, 2007 | Patrick O'Connor
    The bitter fight over a comprehensive immigration overhaul has pushed President Bush and his fellow Republicans to the brink of divorce -- and, for the first time, the opportunities for reconciliation appear severely limited. House leaders played down the friction Wednesday, but Republicans have predicted a showdown with the White House over immigration since Democrats took control of Congress last fall. And that longstanding tension spilled out Tuesday when GOP lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to reject the Senate -- and, by turns, the White House -- immigration overhaul. This immigration fight marks yet another low ebb for the White House, and...
  • US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack

    02/24/2007 4:37:37 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 266 replies · 8,578+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 02/25/07 | Michael Smith and Sarah Baxter
    SOME of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources. Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack. “There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,”...
  • Grumbling in the Ranks [PELOSI AT WORK ALERT --- MAJOR UCMJ VIOLATIONS]

    01/15/2007 7:57:55 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 42 replies · 2,380+ views
    Vocal opposition to President’s Bush’s strategy of sending more than 20,000 additional troops to help secure Iraq has grown to include some of the troops themselves. A group of more than 50 active-duty military officers will deliver a petition to Congress on Tuesday signed by about 1,000 troops calling for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. “Any troop increase over here will just produce more sitting ducks, more targets,” said Sergeant Ronn Cantu, who is serving in Iraq. Under the 1988 Military Whistleblower Protection Act, active duty military, National Guard, and Reservists may communicate with any member of...
  • Political Correctness: It's To Die For

    08/29/2006 10:28:08 AM PDT · by SeenTheLight · 8 replies · 407+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 8/29/06 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    In my column on the foiled UK terror plot, I ended by asking whether political correctness is really worth dying for? Indeed, the entire discussion of profiling Muslim airline passengers in an age of Islamic terrorism rests on this question. And if the reaction of mostly British passengers aboard a recent flight from Malaga, Spain to Manchester, England is any indication, the answer would be “no.” In what’s been dubbed a case of “mutiny” by the British media, fearful passengers demanded that two young Muslim men they felt were acting suspiciously be taken off the flight.
  • Has the Time Come for Passenger Mutinies?

    08/23/2006 6:59:39 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 22 replies · 1,706+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 21 August 2006 | Sher Sieve
    As US Democrats and the worldwide leftist power elite continue to push their patently insane message “It’s better to die than to be politically incorrect”, an intrepid group of airline passengers finally decided to take matters into their own hands. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, 150 passengers scheduled to fly Monarch Airlines flight ZB 613 from Malaga to Manchester either refused to board or walked off their plane. The reason for this unprecedented action? It appears that they didn’t think Wednesday was a particularly good day to die. As legal groups and airlines continue to balk at passenger...
  • Airline Passengers Explain Pair's Removal

    08/20/2006 2:10:04 PM PDT · by World_Events · 135 replies · 6,173+ views
    BBC News ^ | 8/20/06 | BBC News
    Passengers on a Manchester-bound flight have described how two men were removed from the plane because other travellers thought they were speaking Arabic. Heath Schofield, a passenger on the flight from Malaga, described it as being a "bit like Chinese whispers". Monarch Airlines said passengers had demanded the men were removed because they were acting suspiciously. Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood said it was disgraceful the pair seemed to have been judged on their skin colour. The men - reported to be of Asian or Middle Eastern appearance - were taken from Wednesday's flight ZB 613 and questioned but were allowed...
  • Mutiny on Flight 613

    08/19/2006 4:54:48 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 471 replies · 12,215+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | August 19, 2006 | CHRISTOPHER LEAKE and ANDREW CHAPMAN
    British holidaymakers staged an unprecedented mutiny - refusing to allow their flight to take off until two men they feared were terrorists were forcibly removed. The extraordinary scenes happened after some of the 150 passengers on a Malaga-Manchester flight overheard two men of Asian appearance apparently talking Arabic. Passengers told cabin crew they feared for their safety and demanded police action. Some stormed off the Monarch Airlines Airbus A320 minutes before it was due to leave the Costa del Sol at 3am. Others waiting for Flight ZB 613 in the departure lounge refused to board it. The incident fuels the...
  • Passengers in mid-air mutiny (Pakistani passengers on flight ALERT!)

    05/16/2006 5:23:54 AM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 7 replies · 318+ views
    The Calcutta Telegraph ^ | May 6 | AMIT ROY
    Fourteen angry economy class passengers, who had stormed the first class cabin while a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 747 was in mid-flight, were arrested when the aircraft landed yesterday at Manchester airport, it was disclosed today. The pilot of the jet radioed ahead that he was having to cope with a “mutiny” on board, with the result police were waiting on the tarmac as the plane landed. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police at Manchester Airport were alerted to a problem on an incoming PIA flight from Pakistan. Several passengers were reported to be trying to enter the...
  • QM2 passengers make mutiny threat

    01/22/2006 2:00:48 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 1,365+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 22, 2006
    Passengers on the luxury Queen Mary 2 cruise ship are threatening to mutiny after the ship set sail from Florida with a damaged propeller. They have said they will refuse to disembark when the ship reaches Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next week, to prevent it from continuing its journey. It has dropped three ports of call because it is running at reduced speed after the accident. Cunard Lines, which operates the ship, says it has offered compensation. On tow The world's largest liner is on a 38-day trip around South America. However it is running two days behind schedule,...
  • McCain Facing Censure at State Republican Convention

    06/07/2005 7:19:32 AM PDT · by repentant_pundit · 30 replies · 1,108+ views
    The Arizona Conservative ^ | June 5, 2005 | Dennis Durband
    United States Senator John McCain will not be in attendance at Saturday’s Arizona Republican Assembly state convention. He would not want to be present, nor would his presence be all that welcomed by Republicans. Among the resolutions to be addressed during Saturday’s annual Arizona Republican Assembly (ARA) convention is an effort to censure Arizona’s senior U.S. senator over his betrayal of the GOP on juidicial filibusters and other important issues. The ARA is a principled, constitutional organization which honors – without compromise – the Republican Party platform. In recent years, Senator McCain has shown little regard for the party or...
  • 'Nuclear' Waste: The McCain Mutiny, Judicial Dictators, and Men In Black

    06/02/2005 9:09:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 590+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | MATTHEW HOLMES
    Will President Bush show John McCain and the rest of the ‘Filibuster Five’ why it’s unwise to pick a fight with a Texas Cowboy? Or, like every moderate Republican (and the French they work so hard to emulate), will Mr. Bush, Senator Frist, and company simply surrender? In the battle for the judiciary—undoubtedly the most important non-terrorism related issue we face—the American people need to know which George W. Bush is going to show up at the shootout. Will it be the man that supported McCain’s campaign finance reform bill in an effort to set a new 'tone,' let Ted...
  • Unit that refused Iraq mission comes home

    02/26/2005 9:21:08 PM PST · by mark502inf · 21 replies · 822+ views
    The Times Leader ^ | Posted on Sat, Feb. 26, 2005 | Associated Press
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Army Reserve company that drew attention when some of its soldiers refused a mission to transport fuel along a dangerous road in Iraq has returned home, with members honoring the officer who led the unit through the controversy. The 343rd Quartermaster Company came back to the Rock Hill Memorial Army Reserve Center on Friday, and returning soldiers presented the unit's flag to the company commander, Capt. Victor Baez-an. He took charge after some members of the unit balked at the Oct. 13 mission, saying their vehicles were in poor condition and did not have armor....
  • Army Punishes 23 for Refusing Convoy Order (very distressing article)

    12/06/2004 9:55:50 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 46 replies · 1,283+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2004 | ROBERT F. WORTH
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 6 - The American military has ordered punishment, but not courts-martial, for 23 Army Reserve soldiers who refused in October to deliver fuel to a base in Iraq, claiming that it was too dangerous, military officials here said Monday. The soldiers are receiving nonjudicial punishments under Article 15 of the military justice code, which could include reduction in rank, loss of pay and restricted movements depending on their commander's discretion, said Lt. Col. Steve Boylan, a military spokesman. Eighteen have already been disciplined, and the five others will have their punishments decided later, he said. Under the...
  • Democratic Lawmakers Call For Hearing On Equipment Shortage

    10/21/2004 4:05:38 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 10 replies · 302+ views
    Defense Daily ^ | October 21, 2004 | Sharon Weinberger
    Following recent news of soldiers in Iraq refusing to go on a convoy mission because of a lack of protective gear, 12 Democratic members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) wrote to the panel’s chairman to ask for a hearing on equipment shortages. Citing last year’s letter from the commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Seven, Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, on such shortfalls, the lawmakers in their Oct. 19 letter to HASC Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) questioned whether the Pentagon has fully addressed the problem. "While we understand that the Department of Defense has taken steps to...
  • From Mare Island To Tallil - Will the Army prosecute mutineers?

    10/20/2004 5:36:00 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 9 replies · 506+ views
    NRO ^ | October 19, 2004 | Jed Babbin
    On October 13, 18 soldiers from a platoon of the 343rd Quartermaster Company in Tallil, Iraq refused to follow orders to take a convoy of fuel trucks down "Main Supply Route Tampa." The convoy left hours later, other soldiers filling in for the refuseniks. As it began, it was a small matter. But what the Army does in disciplining the soldiers involved isn't. When the members of the 343rd joined together to refuse to carry out their orders, as it appears, they committed a crime that must be punished quickly and severely. According to various reports, one of the refuseniks,...
  • Alleged Troop Mutiny Was 'Isolated Incident,' General Says

    10/18/2004 2:45:15 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 25 replies · 556+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | October 18, 2004 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    Alleged Troop Mutiny Was 'Isolated Incident,' General Says By Gerry J. GilmoreAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2004 -- The commanding general of a group of soldiers that allegedly refused to take part in a recent convoy operation in Iraq told reporters the event was an "isolated incident." Army Brig. Gen. Jim Chambers, commanding general of the 13th Corps Support Command, confirmed at an Oct. 17 press briefing in Baghdad that about 18 reserve soldiers with the 343rd Quartermaster Company didn't accompany a recent fuel supply convoy. The Oct. 13 supply mission, Chambers noted, did move out a...
  • Campfollower on the radio (Talking up Nightline story and latest trumped up "mutiny" story)

    10/18/2004 8:43:19 AM PDT · by campfollower · 2 replies · 376+ views
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    I was just a guest (last 30 minutes) on the Lee Davis radio show out of Birmingham, AL (I've been a regular guest since spring, when I became involved with Vietnam Vets for the Truth). I talked a little about my letter to Nightline (you can find on www.powerlineblog.com) as well as this latest attempt of the left to sway public opinion of our military. I outlined how this type of negative press (the trumped up mutiny story) is a goal of groups descended from VVAW, and talked about how the group Citizen Soldier is connected to known leftists with...
  • Prelim Analysis - Mutiny Story is Set Up - call for a Post 47

    10/17/2004 6:56:37 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 382 replies · 9,617+ views
    The earlier thread about the October Surprise "Mutiny" hit piece on this mornings Today show prompted me to do some Googling to try to see if there were any connections of note.  I felt that even the little evidence I found warranted a quick heads up and (forgive me) a separate thread as a call to action.  I have no particular standing to do this, but this concerned me enough to fire off a flare.It looks like the extreme left is orchestrating an October Surprise propaganda campaign against the war in Iraq and President Bush by staging a "mutiny" of...
  • Kerry needs to be asked about inciting mutiny among US soldiers in South Vietnam!

    08/24/2004 8:38:40 PM PDT · by AaronInCarolina · 17 replies · 766+ views
    FBI PDF document at WinterSoldier.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2004 | AaronInCarolina
    In November 1971, Kerry was a national leader of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) and as such attended a monthly meeting in Kansas City. At this meeting a plan to incite mutiny among US soldiers in South Vietnam was discussed and “favorably accepted”. Kerry at first denied attending this meeting, but later had to admit that he was there. The following is a short transcript from a Declassified FBI document: FBI Document Page 193 (transcript begins) The Wisconsin delegation proposed a plan to contact 2,000 active-duty GI’s in South Vietnam and in effect ask them for a mutinous action...
  • Remote Pitcairn Islanders Ordered to Give Up Guns

    08/13/2004 1:50:05 AM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 13 replies · 746+ views
    (Reuters) ^ | August 12, 2004 | (Reuters)
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Descendants of English mutineers living on remote Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific have been ordered to surrender their guns amid fears that a trial for alleged child sex offences could lead to violence. Tiny Pitcairn has a population of 45 people, who have about 20 guns between them. The deadline for them to surrender their weapons is Sept. 7. The island's governor, the British high commissioner in New Zealand, has ordered that the weapons be handed in to the British colony's two policemen, a commission spokesman said on Wednesday. "We thought it prudent to take the...
  • Guns to be handed in on Pitcairn

    08/12/2004 6:26:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 535+ views
    BBC News ^ | 8/11/04 | BBC News
    Residents of the remote island of Pitcairn have been asked to hand in their guns, amid fears of violence ahead of a forthcoming sex abuse trial. Seven men on the island face a total of 96 charges of sex abuse, some dating back more than 40 years. Their trial, which will take place under British law, is due to begin on 23 September and last about six weeks. The tiny South Pacific island has a population of 45 people, who have about 20 guns between them. Pitcairn's governor, the British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Richard Fell, has asked islanders...
  • US Holding 200 Iraqi Troops Who Mutinied -Comrades

    04/16/2004 2:19:43 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 31 replies · 314+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2004 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces have detained around 200 Iraqi paramilitary soldiers who refused to take part in a U.S. offensive against the Sunni Muslim city of Falluja, their former comrades said Friday. The U.S. military declined to confirm whether the men were being held. Senior officers play down the significance of such incidents but, asked about reports of mutiny among Iraqi troops, have acknowledged a "command failure" took place during the Falluja offensive. Soldiers from the Baghdad-based 36th Security Brigade, part of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC), told Reuters that last week U.S. commanders took them at night...
  • Signatory of Israel pilots' letter says regrets signing petition

    09/28/2003 5:40:21 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 35 replies · 290+ views
    Haaretz ^ | September 28, 2003 | Amos Harel and Gideon Alon
    Signatory of Israel pilots' letter says regrets signing petition By Amos Harel and Gideon Alon, Haaretz Correspondents, and Haaretz Service Colonel Ran, one of the 27 signatories of the pilots' letter of refusal, in which they stated that they would not participate in operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, said Sunday he regretted signing the letter, and was changing his mind. The move came after a slew of criticism of the pilots' move from government figures and from fellow Israel Air Force airmen. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, speaking in a holiday interview to Israel Radio on Friday condemned...
  • U.S. Army (Islamic Chaplain) Capt. Yee and the charges he may face

    09/22/2003 7:47:18 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 128 replies · 639+ views
    Capt. Yee and the charges he may face: * Sedition and Mutiny, violation of Article 94, UCMJ* Aiding the enemy, violation of Article 104, UCMJ* Spying, violation of Article 106, UCMJ* Espionage, violation of Article 106a, UCMJ* Failure to obey a general order, violation of Article 92, UCMJAll Punitive Articles
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Port Chicago Disaster (7/17/1944) - Aug. 17th, 2003

    08/17/2003 12:00:27 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 40 replies · 2,847+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood and support. The FReeper Foxhole hopes to share with it's readers an open forum where we can learn about and discuss military history, military news and other topics...
  • FBI asked to join probe of mutiny (Philippines)

    08/02/2003 7:23:41 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies · 414+ views
    INQ7.Net ^ | 2 august 2003 | Leila B. Salaverria
    FBI asked to join probe of mutinyPosted: 1:05 AM (Manila Time) | Aug. 03, 2003 By Leila B. SalaverriaInquirer News Service Hunt for masterminds THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation is hot on the paper trail of the July 27 mutiny. It has sought the help of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the masterminds of the mutiny, and is focusing on these questions: Where did the rebel soldiers' 31 million pesos worth of state-of-the-art equipment come from? Who bought and shipped it here? "We want to put a human face [on the matter]," NBI Director Reynaldo Wycoco...