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  • Former Maoist rebel Prachanda elected as Nepal Prime Minister

    08/03/2016 3:53:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    First post ^ | 3 August 2016 | Reuters
    Nepal's parliament elected former Maoist rebel chief Prachanda, who led a decade-long insurgency that toppled a Hindu monarchy, as prime minister on Wednesday after predecessor KP Oli resigned rather than face defeat in a vote of no confidence. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 61, who still uses a nom de guerre that means "Fierce", won 363 votes out of the 573 cast in the 595-member parliament, Speaker Onsari Gharti said. He becomes the 24th prime minister in 26 years since the Himalayan nation adopted multi-party democracy in 1990 and the eighth since the 239-year-old monarchy was abolished eight years ago. ...Political change...
  • Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling

    06/28/2016 8:53:54 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | June 28, 2016 | Paul J. Weber
    AUSTIN, Texas — Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide. Texas lost more than half of its 41 abortion clinics in the three years since former Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed a sweeping anti-abortion law that justices largely dismantled in a 5-3 ruling Monday. The decision amounted to the Supreme Court's strongest defense of abortion rights in a generation and could imperil similar restrictions in other states....
  • Prof Greets Incoming Class of Precious Snowflakes with Speech Crushing Their PC Beliefs

    11/07/2015 12:34:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington is not your stereotypical left-wing teacher. On the heels of a report that showed that liberal arts professors overwhelmingly support Democrats, Adams’ semester-opening statement to his students has gone viral. First printed in Townhall in late August, over the last few days it has been reprinted multiple times. [Trigger warning: The following is extraordinarily insensitive and its candor may cause some students to be highly offended. Symptoms of being confronted with viewpoints other than one’s own may cause one to get “the vapors” and students have even been known to...
  • Fight over Confederate Flag decal could be investigated as hate crime, police say [Salt Lake City]

    11/04/2015 6:26:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Updated at 10:45am, November 3, 2015 | by Matt McDonald
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A fight outside a Salt Lake City hotel early Sunday morning could possibly be investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday. Cell phone video captured a black man throw a punch at a Caucasian man who knocked him out. The fight was over an argument about a Confederate Flag decal on a truck parked at the Red Lion Hotel. The truck belonged to Kelly Leeper’s friend. Leeper was in town for the Garth Brooks concert. On Sunday, he said looked out the window of his room at the Red Lion and saw a group of...
  • Black Gang Beats White Men Unconscious for Little Rebel Flag Sticker in Truck

    11/03/2015 6:09:58 PM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    The ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It's an Obama world. A black gang of six youths brutally beat two white kids for having a Confederate flag decal in their truck window. The entire assault was caught on tape. One of the white men was talking to the men when he was knocked unconscious. That's when the second man was attacked by at least six black youths.
  • Is the Battle Flag More Fun?

    07/26/2015 3:50:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/27/2015
    Why is the left is so intent upon removing the Confederate battle flag from public display? After all, everybody knows that outside a handful of skinheads, people don’t display the Confederate battle flag in order to celebrate America’s “original sin.” We’re long past slavery. Well, not the race hustlers like “they’re going to put y’all back in chains” Joe Biden or his boss – not to mention perennial White House guest and tax cheat Al Sharpton and spiritual counselor to presidents Jesse Jackson. But, by and large, everybody else is past slavery. Then there’s the point where the campaign may...
  • The Rebel Yell: The Seething Blast of an Imaginary Hell

    07/18/2015 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 32 replies
    Essential Civil War Curriculom ^ | 07/15/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    “Then arose that do or die expression, that maniacal maelstrom of sound; that penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood curdling noise that could be heard for miles and whose volume reached the heavens such an expression as never yet came from the throats of sane men, but from men whom the seething blast of an imaginary hell would not check while the sound lasted.” ~ Confederate Colonel Keller Anderson of Kentucky's Orphan Brigade There are few aspects of the Civil War which have been engrained in American culture and remembrance more than the Confederate soldiers’ Rebel Yell . . ."
  • Proof The Confederate Battle Flag is Not a Racist Flag.

    07/13/2015 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Republican1795. · 66 replies
    July 13, 2015. | Republican1795.
    There is definitive proof that the besieged Confederate Battle Flag is not and cannot in fact be a so called racist flag. A lot of people do not realize that there is definitive proof because they simply have not looked into the history as closely as they should. I discovered this important tidbit myself about fifteen years ago when I first looked into the topic of the so called Civil War / War Between the States / The War of Northern Aggression. Most people do not realize that different states seceded for different reasons and that they all did not...
  • Last Time Confederate Flag Removed and US Flag Raised, 20 Black Women Raped, 1 Murdered

    07/10/2015 7:40:04 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 69 replies ^ | 1865 | William Gillmore Sims
    In the first reissue of these documents since 1865, A City Laid Waste captures in riveting detail the destruction of South Carolina's capital city. William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), a native South Carolinian and one of the nation's foremost men of letters, was in Columbia and witnessed firsthand the city's capture by Union forces and its subsequent devastation by fire. A renowned novelist and poet, who was also an experienced journalist and historian, Simms deftly recorded the events of February 1865 in a series of eyewitness accounts published in the first ten issues of the Columbia Phoenix and reprinted here. His...
  • Confederate flag shirt: indigenous affairs bureaucrat’s shock move

    07/07/2015 6:42:05 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    The Australian ^ | 6th July 2015
    The Northern Territory’s most senior indigenous affairs bureaucrat wore a shirt bearing the controversial Confederate battle flag to a beef breeders dinner — and won best dressed on the night. Eyebrows were raised in some sections at the Central Australian Beef Breeders dinner when Mark Coffey, the Northern Territory manager in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, rocked up in the shirt, bearing a flag which is offensive to many because of its connection to slavery and white supremacist groups. Mr Coffey won best-dressed man at the dinner. He declined to comment when contacted by the NT News. Debate...
  • Officer Fired After Posting Photo Of Himself In Confederate Flag Boxer Shorts On Facebook

    06/26/2015 6:22:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | 06-26-2015 | Staff
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (CBS Atlanta)– A North Charleston police officer was fired from his position after posting a photo on Facebook featuring the Confederate flag. WCIV reports the post, which featured the officer wearing Confederate flag boxer shorts, went viral Thursday after it was posted a few days earlier. The police chief terminated Sgt. Shannon Dildine’s position, saying the photo questioned his ability to improve trust and instill confidence between citizens and officers. “Your posting in this manner led to you being publicly identified as a North Charleston Police officer and associated both you and the Department with an image that...
  • Top lawmaker: Remove Confederate sign from Mississippi flag

    06/22/2015 9:35:31 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 47 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A top Mississippi lawmaker said Monday that the Confederate battle emblem is offensive and needs to be removed from the state flag. House Speaker Philip Gunn became the first top-tier Republican to call for a change in the flag, which has had the Confederate symbol in the upper left corner since Reconstruction. "We must always remember our past, but that does not mean we must let it define us," Gunn, a leader in his local Baptist church, said in a statement. "As a Christian, I believe our state's flag has become a point of offense that...
  • Saudi Arabia is bombing Iran-backed rebels in Yemen who just plundered US intelligence files

    03/26/2015 4:18:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-25-2015 | Armin Rosen and Pamela Engel
    Yemen's crisis is getting worse and then some. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have started bombing rebel positions inside Yemen. The Sunni Kingdom added that it would do "anything necessary" to deter the Iran-backed Shiite rebels who are taking over Yemen and trying to oust US-backed President Abd Rabbah Mansur Hadi. A Saudi source told Reuters that ground troops might be needed in Yemen to "restore order." Saudi Arabia is reportedly contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the campaign against the Houthis.
  • Who's ashamed of the Confederate Flag?

    09/09/2014 8:46:43 PM PDT · by 3boysdad · 66 replies
    I'm just curious who is ashamed of the Stars and Bars. I was born and raised in the south and this flag always gave me comfort and identity. I slept with it over my bed during my youth. What about you? Today if you even mention it, it's like a fart in church. I say, where are the true southern men?!
  • U.S.-Armed Syrian Rebel Group Seeks ‘All Syrian Land Occupied by Israel’

    One of the militant Syrian rebel groups provided access to advanced U.S. missiles said that it is seeking “the return of all Syrian land occupied by Israel,” a stance that could potentially complicate U.S. military support to the armed rebel group. The leader of an official rebel group sanctioned by the Syrian Military Council and in possession of sophisticated U.S. arms expressed his opinion in an interview published over the weekend by the Syrian news organization Tahrir Souri. Ahmad Al-Sa’oud, who heads the rebel unit Division 13, was asked by the interviewer to explain “your stance, as an armed opposition...
  • Thousands flee Syria rebel infighting

    05/04/2014 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Reuters, ^ | 5/4/14 | Alexander Dziadosz
    Beirut - Fighting between al Qaeda´s Syria branch and a splinter group in eastern Syria has forced more than 60,000 people to flee their homes, emptied villages and killed scores of fighters, a monitoring group said. Fighters from the al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front, also arrested a rebel commander from a more moderate group and several other insurgent leaders in a southern province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Infighting among insurgents has undermined the three-year-old rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad and killed thousands of people since the start of the year.
  • Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists, says IHS Jane´s report

    09/15/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/15/13 | Ben Farmer
    Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups according to a new analysis of factions in the country´s civil war. Opposition forces battling Bashar al-Assad´s regime in Syria now number around 100,000 fighters, but after more than two years of fighting they are fragmented into as many as 1,000 bands. The new study by IHS Jane´s, a defence consultancy, estimates there are around 10,000 jihadists - who would include foreign fighters - fighting for powerful factions linked to al-Qaeda. Another 30,000 to 35,000 are hardline Islamists who share much of the outlook
  • Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons

    09/05/2013 5:27:59 PM PDT · by hamboy · 11 replies ^ | September 5, 2013 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons ... posted at
  • Israel Has Mossad Agents in Syria, Says Rebel Leader Israel has a presence in Syria,

    04/24/2013 7:40:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 4/25/13 | Elad Benari
    Israel has a presence in Syria and it is thus logical that it would know if chemical weapons had been used in the civil war, a Syrian rebel leader has claimed. Speaking to CNN, the Chief of Staff for the Free Syrian Army, General Salim Idriss, said Israel is one of the countries that now has “many, many” security services inside Syria. He told the news network he believes Israel’s Mossad is in the country. Idriss was responding to remarks by the head of the Research Section of Military Intelligence in the IDF, Brig. Gen. Itay Brun. Brun said at...
  • Teen’s truck décor sparks Confederate flag controversy in high school parking lot

    06/05/2012 1:35:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 73 replies ^ | 5 June 2012 | Jason Stoogenke
    ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — When Trey Gainey drove his pickup truck to school Monday morning, he didn’t expect to be met in the parking lot by school officials telling him to remove a Confederate flag flying from his antenna. The Richmond Senior High School junior said he flies the flag every weekend, and decided to leave the flag on his truck on his last day of classes before finals start. Gainey has a belt buckle that says “Redneck” and a horn that plays “Dixie,” so there is no mistaking how the teen identifies himself. “It’s just my Southern heritage, you know....
  • Syrians Bury Rebel Alive

    04/26/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    A video uploaded to the internet's YouTube service appears to show a group of Syrian soldiers loyal to President Bashar Assad burying a man who is alive, as he pleads for mercy. The soldiers accused the man of carrying a camera in order to shoot video of Assad's forces and transfer the video to television networks. The men are seen standing around a hole that has been dug in the ground. The man is inside the hole and the soldiers are pointing their guns at him. One of the soldiers tells his commander: "Yes sir, we put him there as...
  • African women say rebels raped them in Libyan camp

    09/08/2011 3:05:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 09.07.11 | DAVID ENDERS
    When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west of Tripoli, the women here brace for the worst. The rebels who ring the camp suddenly open fire. Then they race into the camp, shouting "gabbour, gabbour" - Arabic for whore - and haul away young women, residents say. "You should be here in the evening, when they come in firing their guns and taking people," one woman from Nigeria said Wednesday as she recounted the nightly raids on the camp. "They don't use condoms, they...
  • Top Libyan Rebel Leader Has Deep Al Qaeda Ties

    08/31/2011 5:57:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    LE TEMPS/Worldcrunch ^ | August 29th, 2011 | Jean-Pierre Perrin
    Abdel Hakim Belhadj, who leads the rebel forces in Tripoli, was a founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and is believed to have been close to bloodthirsty head of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. For U.S. intelligence services, the man who led the rebel assault on Tripoli, and is now the de facto military governor of the capital, is an old acquaintance. The CIA had tracked down the accused jihadist, and eventually captured him in Malaysia in 2003. The agency is believed to have then transferred him, in total silence, to a “top secret” prison in Bangkok....
  • Gadhafi son reappears in Tripoli, claims father is safe

    08/22/2011 5:52:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2011
    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Two of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, who had been reported captured over the weekend, were free early Tuesday as forces loyal to the embattled Libyan leader battled rebels trying to consolidate their hold on Tripoli. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi showed up at the Rixos Hotel, one of the remaining strongholds of pro-Gadhafi forces, in a convoy of armored Land Cruisers. In a brief interview with CNN's Matthew Chance, he said his father and several of his sisters were safe in Tripoli, and that loyal troops had "broken the back" of the rebels who moved into the capital over...
  • Al‐Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq: A First Look at the Sinjar Records

    03/22/2011 1:46:38 PM PDT · by fso301 · 8 replies
    US Military Academy West Point, NY ^ | Dec 2007 | Joseph Felter and Brian Fishman
    Recent political developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the prevalence of Libyan fighters in Iraq, and evidence of a well‐established smuggling route for Libyans through Egypt, suggests that Libyan factions (primarily the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group) are increasingly important in al‐Qa’ida. The Sinjar Records offer some evidence that Libyans began surging into Iraq in larger numbers beginning in May 2007. Most of the Libyan recruits came from cities in North‐East Libya, an area long known for jihadi‐linked militancy. Libyan fighters were much more likely than other nationalities to be listed as suicide bombers (85% for Libyans, 56% for all others).
  • A small thing, but rekindled my hope in America.

    12/11/2010 10:45:47 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    Me ^ | 12/11/2010 | me
    Sometimes it is the little things that give you hope and this is one of those things. My daughter and I were at walmart today and we had to return an item. The line was long but we kind of kept to ourselves and were just talking to each other. Well, we noticed a woman returning some hair care products without a receipt. They would not let her return it without the receipt and she started to get angry and loud. The people in line were obviously trying not to look at her. As she walked away she yelled in...
  • Chechen rebel leader claims he ordered attack on Moscow subway

    03/31/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 438+ views
    cnn ^ | 3/31/10 | staff
    (CNN) -- Chechen rebel leader Dokku Umarov claimed that he personally gave orders to attack the Moscow subway this week, according to a Chechen rebel Web site. Kavkaz Center, a Web site that regularly carries messages from the rebels, released a video in which Umarov said he was behind the Monday attacks. The attacks were revenge for what Umarov called a "massacre conducted by the Russian occupants against the poorest residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia," the Web site says. According to the site, the video was taped the same day as the attacks.
  • Myanmar Army Routs Ethnic Chinese Rebels in the North

    08/31/2009 4:27:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 1,034+ views
    NYT ^ | 08/31/09 | THOMAS FULLER
    Myanmar Army Routs Ethnic Chinese Rebels in the North By THOMAS FULLER BANGKOK — The Myanmar military has overwhelmed rebels from an ethnic Chinese minority in the northern reaches of the country, the junta’s second victory over armed opponents in three months. The routing over the weekend of the forces of the small, Chinese-speaking Kokang ethnic group gives Myanmar’s governing generals momentum in their campaign to quell armed opposition before elections and the adoption of a new Constitution next year. Several well-armed groups, notably the Wa and Kachin, still stand in the way of the junta’s goal of complete control...
  • Conservative House Dems rebel on health care bill

    07/09/2009 2:40:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 2,200+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/09 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – Conservative Democrats in the House rebelled against their party leaders Thursday, raising concerns about the cost of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and seeking to put the brakes on legislation. The fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition planned to present a letter to House Democratic leaders asking for more time, members of the group told The Associated Press. Democratic Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas said that if the Democrats' liberal legislative plan came to the floor as proposed, an "overwhelming majority" of his group would oppose it. The Blue Dogs claim 52 members, so that could endanger the...
  • The State Secession Issue & Texas v. White

    06/28/2009 8:16:03 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 29 replies · 1,159+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 27th, 2009 | Steven D. Laib
    In my experience, whenever the subject of the Confederate secession or of a modern attempt at the same thing occurs someone is bound to respond with a reference to the infamous case of Texas v. White (7 Wall. 700 ). This Reconstruction Era case was written essentially to put a headstone on the Confederacy's grave and to stifle any other State's interests in leaving the Union in the future. It was in all significant respects a politically motivated decision. It ignored certain specific constitutional provisions as well as prior decisions of the court. In short, the decision was just plain...
  • Georgia says soldiers rebel, accuses Russia

    05/05/2009 5:03:26 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 2 replies · 292+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2009 | By Niko Mchedlishvili and Margarita Antidze
    TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia sent tanks to a military base near the capital Tbilisi where it said a rebellion was under way on Tuesday and accused Russia of financing a coup. There was no official reaction from Moscow and it was unclear how many were involved in the uprising at the Mukhrovani base, home to several hundred soldiers, or what its aims were. Moscow has repeatedly said Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili might try to find ways to distract attention from opposition protests calling for his resignation. Russia's Interfax news agency said Mukhrovani base commander Mamuka Gorgishvili had made a statement...
  • Ceremony Planned For Confederate Flag Park

    04/02/2009 9:16:23 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 4 replies · 412+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | April 2, 2009 | MIKE SALINERO
    TAMPA - A park memorializing Confederate veterans will officially open April 25 with cannon fire, live music and re-enactors impersonating famous Southern generals. The park, near the junction of Interstates 4 and 75, gained notoriety last summer when the Sons of Confederate Veterans raised a 30-by-50-foot Confederate flag there. In October, the group replaced the first flag with a larger one. The veterans group said they raised the flag to draw attention to the 1.9-acre memorial park at its base. David McCallister, a lawyer and officer with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said the park was built to relate the...
  • Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing

    11/04/2008 7:33:09 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 1,056+ views
    11/04/08 | Kevin Davis
    Granted things are not looking good, and I don't think McCain has a chance.. As Thomas Jefferson said A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. We should not give up. We must fight the rats..
  • No Graduation Walk for Confederate Flag-Wavers

    06/05/2008 12:09:34 PM PDT · by XR7 · 107 replies · 339+ views
    Breitbart/WCCO ^ | 6/5/08 | Lisa Kiava
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) ― Flying the Confederate flag has long been controversial in Southern states but now it's causing a heated debate at Kennedy High School in Bloomington, Minn. Three seniors who displayed the flag will not be allowed to attend their graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. "It was sitting like that in the parking lot," said Justin Thompson, as he held a Confederate flag that was hanging from a pole inside a pick-up truck bed. On Tuesday, three seniors, each with a rebel flag on the back of their pick-ups, parked at Kennedy High School. "I'm just a country type...
  • Davis' bicentennial eclipsed by Lincoln

    03/28/2008 12:15:10 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 615 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Kentucky Kernel ^ | 3/28/08 | Jill Laster
    Over the last few months, celebrations for Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday have drawn attention to the Kentucky native's life and his legacy as president. But the 200-year anniversary of another Kentucky president's birth, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, is receiving mixed reviews. "I'll say it this way - winners write history," said Ron Bryant, a Lexington historian writing a book on Davis. "We need heroes, we need villains. Lincoln became a hero and Davis a villain." Davis was born in what is now Todd County, Ky., in 1808, one year before Lincoln. Davis served as the only president of the 11...
  • US says Iraqi rebel head is an invention (There Is No Civil War in Iraq)

    07/19/2007 3:30:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 511+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 7/20/07 | Tina Susman
    US says Iraqi rebel head is an inventionTina Susman in Baghdad July 20, 2007 IN MARCH, he was declared captured. In May, he was declared killed, and his purported corpse was displayed on state-run TV. On Wednesday, Omar al-Baghdadi, the supposed leader of an al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Iraq, was declared non-existent by US military officials, who say he is a fictional character created to give an Iraqi face to a foreign-run terrorist group. In reality, said Brigadier-General Kevin Bergner, an Iraqi actor has read statements attributed to al-Baghdadi, who has been identified since October as the leader of the group,...
  • Rebel Against America, Chavez Urges Russia

    06/28/2007 6:38:21 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 563+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-29-2007 | Carl Schrek
    Rebel against America, Chavez urges Russia By Carl Schrek in Moscow Last Updated: 1:59am BST 29/06/2007 The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, called on Russia to challenge America's superpower status yesterday as part of a growing revolution against the "tyranny" of Washington. Hugo Chavez brandishes a sabre presented to him in Moscow Arriving in Moscow for what is believed to be an arms-buying spree, the extreme Left-wing Latin American leader urged Russians to revive the thinking of the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin. "They don't want Russia to keep rising," he said, referring to America. "But Russia has...
  • Rebel MPs Wreck Australia's Tough Immigration Plans

    08/14/2006 6:58:37 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 365+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2006 | Nick Squires
    Rebel MPs wreck Australia's tough immigration plans By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 15/08/2006) A revolt by backbench MPs forced the Australian government to abandon a controversial immigration law yesterday. The legislation would have meant that asylum seekers were sent to a detention centre on the remote South Pacific island of Nauru while their applications were processed. Opponents said that asylum seekers, including women and children, would be kept behind razor wire for months or years in a refugee equivalent of Guantanamo Bay. John Howard, the prime minister, had to take the humiliating step of withdrawing the legislation, knowing that...
  • So am I needlessly overheated over this?

    07/10/2006 6:53:23 PM PDT · by StACase · 47 replies · 1,095+ views
    Vanity - Personal Experience | 7/10/06 | StACase
    My back yard backs onto a pond with a park on the other side where for over 25 years the local July 4th fireworks have been set off. I have an annual party and the best seat in the house. This past July 4th I was with some of my guests down by the pond when a plain clothes cop hollers across the water at me and my guests that if we cross his yellow police line set up at the park entrance he would arrest us. I hollered back, just keep your barricade out of my yard, and that...
  • Chechen rebel leader Sadulayev killed

    06/17/2006 2:55:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 646+ views
    AP ^ | 06/17/06 | KAZBEK VAKHAYEV
    Chechen rebel leader Sadulayev killed By KAZBEK VAKHAYEV, Associated Press Writer 30 minutes ago The Chechen rebel leader was killed in a special police operation in his hometown on Saturday, authorities said. Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev was killed in his hometown of Argun, a city nine miles east of Grozny. The press service of the Moscow-backed Chechen prime minister confirmed Russian media reports of his death. The Interfax news agency quoted Muslim Khuchiyev, a minister in the local administration, as saying that police acted on a tip, tracked down Sadulayev and killed him when he offered resistance. Further details of the operation...
  • Rebel group captures 9 Iranian soldiers

    01/01/2006 10:01:34 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 870+ views
    Reuters ^ | 31 Dec 2005
    DUBAI, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A little-known Sunni rebel organisation says it has abducted nine Iranian soldiers to pressure Tehran to free imprisoned members of the group, Al Arabiya television said on Sunday. A caller speaking for the Jundollah (God's Soldiers) said the soldiers were seized near Iran's border with Pakistan, and demanded the release of 16 group members, the satellite television channel said. Iranian officials were not immediately available to comment. In July, the group said it beheaded an Iranian security agent it had abducted the previous month. Iran's remote southeastern areas on the border with Pakistan have seen...
  • Iraqis In Former Rebel Stronghold Now Cheer American Soldiers

    12/18/2005 5:53:46 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-19-2005 | Oliver Poole
    Iraqis in former rebel stronghold now cheer American soldiers By Oliver Poole in Tal Afar (Filed: 19/12/2005) In the low-slung concrete buildings of Tal Afar, a city built on dirty sand and mud, George W Bush sees the potential for military success in Iraq. In recent weeks it has been one case study the American president has consistently cited in order to buttress the rhetoric that the insurgency, and the killing, can be ended. Tal Afar was the site of the largest military operation of 2005, when 8,000 US and Iraqi troops reclaimed it from armed groups. It has since...
  • SF media/libs "out to get" dissident cop? (follow-up to "racist" video claim)

    12/09/2005 12:21:23 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 9 replies · 744+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 12-9-05 | Zombie, LGF, self
    {This is a follow-up to a string posted yesterday about Officer Andrew Cohen, the San Francisco policeman who has been suspended for making allegedly racist videos. There is more to this story than meets the eye, to say the least.)In other San Francisco news: For those not in the area, the San Franciso media is in a frenzy over a concocted scandal about a series of satirical videos made by a SF policeman as part of a morale-boosting program. The videos are described as being "racist," "offensive to women," "insensitive" and so on, but it's all a bunch of LLLies....
  • 100 Dead As Russia Routs Rebel Gang

    10/14/2005 6:40:38 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 494+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-15-2005 | Carl Schreck
    100 dead as Russia routs rebel gang By Carl Schreck in Moscow (Filed: 15/10/2005) Russian security forces claimed yesterday to have routed Islamist rebels from the southern city of Nalchik, a day after gunmen stormed government buildings and the airport in an assault in which more than 100 people died. Soldiers and police were last night searching for the remnants of the rebel force, which was said to number about 150 men drawn from the ranks of Chechen separatists and their local sympathisers. The body of a dead gunman lies in front of a police station Shots were reported as...
  • Uganda Rebel Leaders Named As World's Most Wanted Men

    10/07/2005 6:46:51 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 367+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-8-2005 | Mike Pflanz
    Uganda rebel leaders named as world's most wanted men By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 08/10/2005) Five commanders of a vicious rebel army of kidnapped child soldiers led by a brutal self-proclaimed mystic are officially the world's most wanted men, according to the International Criminal Court. The court, based in The Hague, has issued its first arrest warrants for the five members of the Lord's Resistance Army, a shadowy cult responsible for a two-decade campaign of terror in northern Uganda. Joseph Kony's forces have kidnapped 20,000 children The wanted men are the LRA's elusive leader, Joseph Kony, a 44-year-old...
  • Manse: One Man's War - Radio Reader

    08/31/2005 7:20:46 PM PDT · by Theophilus · 2 replies · 476+ views
    NPR - Radio Reader ^ | 8/31/2005 | Wilton Earle - Dick Estell
    Manse: One Man's War by Wilton Earle During the Civil War, Manse Jolly served as a Confederate Cavalry Scout in the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee.  But it was not until the war ended, and he returned to his farm in South Carolina, that he became famous as a hero of the Confederacy…and infamous as an outlaw.         In “Manse”, author Wilton Earle has employed extensive research to bring to life a complex man, and evoke those years of turmoil called Reconstruction when the Confederate States were a defeated nation occupied by the United States Army.                   Manse...
  • Rebel Yell Captured - Fiendish Effect Discounted

    06/28/2005 6:51:41 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 79 replies · 6,114+ views
    emediawire ^ | June 28, 2005 | PRWeb
    Civil War mystery may be solved by modern technology. (PRWEB) June 28, 2005 -- One of the mysteries of American Civil War lore may have finally been solved. The famous rebel yell, long known to have an unnerving effect on Union soldiers in the American Civil War, has just been examined by the History Publishing Company. Using as its core base, the only known yell by a living Confederate soldier recorded early in the Twentieth Century, History Publishing Company, through the use of sound technology, has emulated the sound of a company of soldiers charging a Union line. “The effect...
  • Doctor offers heritage group money for dorm name

    05/19/2005 8:19:08 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 66 replies · 1,055+ views ^ | 19 May 05 | AP
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A black doctor has offered $50,000 to a Southern heritage group to buy the naming rights to a Vanderbilt University dormitory at the center of a legal fight over whether it should be called Confederate Memorial Hall.
  • Are You a Yankee or a Rebel?

    04/04/2005 10:55:38 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 100 replies · 1,740+ views
    To find out how much Southern blood your language shows, simply choose the words you use below, then press "Compute My Score!" at the end. The alphaDictionary will compute your score and tell you where you're coming from: are you speaking Bubbaese or are you a Yankee Doodle Dandy? How do you pronounce Aunt?
  • Iraqi Commandos Take Rebel Base, Kill 84 Militants

    03/23/2005 11:54:15 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 41 replies · 2,027+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 23-March-2005 | Sabah al-Bazee
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi commandos backed by U.S. troops killed 84 militants in a battle to seize a training camp north of Baghdad, one of the highest guerrilla death tolls in the country's nearly two-year-old insurgency. Baghdad's Interior Ministry said the dead included Arab and foreign fighters. Seven police commandos were also killed in the clashes on Tuesday in a deserted region 160 km (100 miles) northwest of Baghdad, where sporadic fighting continued. "Special forces in the Interior Ministry attacked a training center ... and had a fierce battle with the terrorists, killing 84 of them," Sabah Kadhim, a...