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  • Marines develop strong bonds in Anbar

    02/08/2007 8:56:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Sapp
    Marines conduct a patrol through the city of Rawah, Iraq, in their Light Armored Vehicles and on foot, Jan. 18, 2007. The Marines have been conducting security operations in this city of roughly 30,000 people, 150 miles northwest of Baghdad, for the last five months. RAWAH -- Marines here work together, eat together, live together, and have essentially become brothers. But the bonds extend beyond themselves. In the past five months, Marines from the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion have become a part of the city of Rawah. Platoons of Marines, groups of about 30 men, rotate...
  • Vice Chairman: Pakistan Strong, Dedicated Ally in War on Terror

    02/07/2007 5:10:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 221+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sean P. Houlihan, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2007 – Pakistan has proven to be a dedicated ally of the United States since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview. “Pakistan was right there after United States and coalition forces began major combat operations in Afghanistan with substantial assistance to the United States,” Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani said Feb. 5 aboard an Air Force C-17 traveling back to Washington after an eight-day overseas trip that included stops in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. “They have been a good and strong partner...
  • ‘Strong Angel III’ Tests Military-Civil Disaster Response

    08/25/2006 1:40:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 319+ views
    ‘Strong Angel III’ Tests Military-Civil Disaster Response By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2006 – More than 600 military members, Defense Department employees and contractors, first responders, nongovernmental organization representatives and technologists are here this week exploring better ways to coordinate their disaster response. Members of the Disaster Relief and Strategic Telecommunications Infrastructure Co. demonstrate their satellite equipment during Strong Angel III in San Diego, Aug. 24. Strong Angel, hosted by San Diego State University, is a disaster response demonstration and exercise involving various nongovernmental and commercial organizations as well as the U.S. armed forces....
  • Army MARS program still going strong

    07/17/2006 8:00:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 560+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Thom Williams
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (Army News Service, July 17, 2006) – Mention the MARS Station to retired service members and they’ll probably tell you about how they were able to talk with loved ones back in the United States while serving overseas through this system of phone patches, high-frequency radios and volunteer radio operators. The U.S. Army Military Affiliated Radio System is still going strong with morale and welfare phone-patching and MARS messages. Today, it’s also a critically important backup emergency-communications system. “MARS has evolved into emergency-communications support not just for the Army, but for other government agencies, as well,” said...
  • Former UN chief named in Oil-for-Food scandal (Boutros Boutros Ghali)

    06/27/2006 5:34:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    London Times ^ | June 27, 2006 | James Bone
    Saddam Hussein’s regime paid millions of dollars to a South Korean businessman to create a “secret backchannel” to top UN officials, including Boutros Boutros Ghali, then the UN Secretary-General, US prosecutors alleged today. The claim, formally naming Dr Boutros Ghali for the first time, was made at the start of the first US trial over the UN’s Oil-for-Food scandal. Prosecutors said that Tongsun Park received $2.5 million (£1.4 million) in cash plus promises of lucrative business deals in return for providing access to Dr Boutros Ghali and at least one other top UN official. “Tongsun Park has access at the...
  • Strong Leaders Keep Northern Iraq Calm

    04/21/2006 4:34:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 367+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – The relative calm that has been seen in Iraq's northern provinces can be attributed to aggressive coalition and Iraqi leaders who understand the area and know how to diffuse problems before they happen, a U.S. commander in the area said today. "The presence of coalition forces, along with an increasingly competent and confident Iraqi army brigade and Iraqi police force inside Kirkuk, are keeping a lid on potential violence," Army Col. David R. Gray, commander of 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, said in a satellite news conference from Iraq. Kirkuk province is an ethnically diverse...
  • Rice Urges Security Council to Take 'Strong Steps' Against Iran

    04/12/2006 6:04:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 350+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 – It's time for the U.N. Security Council to take action against Iran following its announcement yesterday that it has enriched uranium, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today. "The Security Council will need to take into consideration this move by Iran and that it will be time when it reconvenes on this case for strong steps to make certain that we maintain the credibility of the international community on this issue," Rice said before a meeting with Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo here. The enrichment of uranium is in direct violation of the...
  • Strong quake hits south Iran

    03/25/2006 4:06:29 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 24 replies · 1,001+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Saturday, March 25, 2006 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 and a series of aftershocks struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan on Saturday, causing minor damage, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. "The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.0, was centered near the rural area of Fin in Hormuzgan province," Farhad Jabari, head of Hormuzgan's Red Crescent rescue service told Reuters. Before leaving for the quake-hit area, Jabari said by telephone he did not think the first quake at 10.58 a.m. (0728 GMT) had done much damage but feared a third aftershock at about 1.30 p.m. (1000 GMT)...
  • International Coalition Strong Heading into Fifth Year

    01/28/2006 11:31:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 269+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Capt. Steve Alvarez, USA
    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Jan. 27, 2006 – Just one day after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, nations around the world mobilized and formed a military coalition. Their goal: to combat global terrorism. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the coalition, which is headquartered at U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla. Today, CENTCOM officials said, 63 nations are supporting the global war on terror. Since the coalition's inception, 27 nations have deployed more than 22,000 troops to Iraq. In Afghanistan, coalition nations have deployed more than 3,000 troops hailing from 42 nations. These figures exclude U.S. forces....
  • Strong Implications What the Park arrest portends (Rosett is on the case!)

    01/11/2006 5:30:51 AM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 7 replies · 707+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 10, 2006 | Claudia Rosett
    "When Annan sent to the General Assembly on July 14, 1997, his plan, "Renewing the United Nations: A Programme for Reform," which made the first mention of the change in Oil-for-Food's structure, Annan singled out for thanks one person by name, and that person was Strong: "I wish to acknowledge with gratitude the important contributions made to this effort by the Executive Coordinator for Reform, Mr. Maurice Strong, and his small but highly motivated team.""
  • Selling Ark of Hope through the classroom (UN Earth Charter)

    12/17/2004 6:38:38 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 25 replies · 705+ views
    CFP ^ | December 17, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    Day after day in New York City, a small and strange procession can be seen moving along the pavement. While taxicabs whiz by and passersby move out of the way on Big Apple sidewalks, a handful of acolytes transport a large, hand painted box crafted from the wood of a sycamore tree. Make that "a sustainably harvested in Germany" sycamore tree. Dressed not in long flowing robes, but in average business apparel, the acolytes are garden-variety United Nations employees. There’s no need to hire Brink’s for protection and nothing but propaganda and hype worth robbing. The precious cargo of the...
  • Canada and Oil-for-Food scandal

    12/19/2005 2:04:15 AM PST · by Fair Go · 20 replies · 1,039+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 9 Dec 05 | Judi McLeod
    A draft congressional report has called for the investigation of Canadian Maurice Strong’s role in the United Nations Oil-for-Food program. Page 35 of the 54-page report, written by Republicans on a House International Relations subcommittee states: "Maurice Strong should be examined for his role in the OFFP." Strong is a long-time advisor to both UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. On Sept. 7, 2005 it was revealed by the Independent Inquiry into the Oil-for-Food scandal that Strong had received a $1-million cheque from North Korean lobbyist Tongsun Park for the acquisition of shares in Cordex...
  • Earthquake shakes Athens

    01/08/2006 4:35:28 AM PST · by rhainw · 23 replies · 1,454+ views
    USGS ^ | 08-01-2006 | USGS
    strong earthquake occurred at 11:34:52 (UTC) on Sunday, January 8, 2006. The magnitude 6.7 event has been located in SOUTHERN GREECE. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 38 km (23 miles). (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.) Magnitude 6.7 Date-Time Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 11:34:52 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 1:34:52 PM = local time at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 36.250°N, 23.498°E Depth 37.7 km (23.4 miles) Region SOUTHERN GREECE Distances 95 km (60 miles) NNW of Chania, Crete, Greece 150 km (95 miles) SE of...
  • 3 Louisiana cousins share strong bond in Iraq

    12/18/2005 3:50:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Dec. 18, 2005) -- While growing up in the countryside, three cousins from Colfax, La., were inseparable; eventually these boys would grow closer as Marines. Staff Sergeants Marcus L. Allen, 35, Derrick D. Eddie, 32, and Adrian C. Bowie, 35, all on their first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, share a brotherhood deeper than the typical combat zone camaraderie. The three brothers-in-arms grew up only minutes from each other surrounded by their close-knit family. “We did everything together,” said Allen, security manager, II Marine Expeditionary Force , Headquarters Group, II MEF (FWD). “We played basketball,...
  • Signs point to a strong economy - Dubya stock a "buy" (Is Bush prosperity better than *Clinton's?)

    12/03/2005 5:47:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,164+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 12/01/05 | LARRY KUDLOW
    Signs point to a strong economy By LARRY KUDLOW Columnist Posted on Thu, Dec. 01, 2005 Here are a few things IÂ’ve learned recently: â–  The boat-building business is booming, with big backlogs for orders in the $80,000 to $300,000 price range. Why is this important? Prosperity. People buy luxury items when theyÂ’ve got the money to do so. This is a very positive economic-growth indicator. â–  A midsized U.S. insurance company has been issuing a record number of group employee-benefit packages for disability, accident and other coverage to small companies. This is a sign of new- and small-business formation,...
  • Alito Strong Conservative on Liberal Court

    10/31/2005 7:53:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 747+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/05 | Donna Cassata - ap
    WASHINGTON - Samuel A. Alito has been a strong conservative jurist on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a court with a reputation for being among the nation's most liberal. Dubbed "Scalito" or "Scalia-lite," a play not only on his name but his opinions, Alito, 55, brings a hefty legal resume that belies his age. He has served on the federal appeals court for 15 years since President George H.W. Bush nominated him in 1990. Before that Alito was U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1987 to 1990, where his first assistant was a lawyer...
  • Oil for food U.S. should extradite George Galloway & Maurice Strong

    10/29/2005 7:32:13 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 1 replies · 389+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 29, 2005 | David Hawkins & Judi McLeod
    What, besides bravado and arrogance, do British MP George Galloway and Canadian privy councilor Maurice Strong share in common? Still at large and in denial, both thumb their noses at authorities and top the artful dodger’s list in the United Nations Oil-for-food scandal. Galloway is kept untouchable by an anti-war reputation fawned over by a liberal media. Strong is in the safety zone through his connections to the powerful Desmarais family of Montreal-based Power Corp. fame. Yet, U.S. congregational investigators say they have evidence Galloway profited from the oil-for-food program and allege that he knowingly made false or misleading statements...
  • CA: Opposition to special election strong (Field Poll)

    09/02/2005 9:54:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 350+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 9/2/05 | Jim Miller
    SACRAMENTO - With a little more than two months until the special election called by Gov. Schwarzenegger, a new statewide poll shows that a majority of voters want to call it off. Fifty-seven percent of respondents in a Field Institute survey released today said lawmakers should cancel the Nov. 8 election, with 34 percent saying it should go forward. Opposition to the election increases to 63 percent when respondents were told of its estimated $55 million cost. The survey, conducted for The Press-Enterprise and other California media subscribers during the last two weeks, found that most voters are unhappy with...
  • Roberts' Writings Reveal Strong Views

    08/20/2005 5:28:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 605+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/05 | David Espo - AP
    WASHINGTON - The John Roberts of nearly a quarter-century ago was a loyal foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution, a deeply conservative lawyer with strong views on the Constitution and a penchant for stating them provocatively. His self-confidence was striking. A few months after turning 30, Roberts wrote that senior Justice Department officials, in rejecting his earlier advice on a subject, had decided the Constitution "did not mean what it said." As a young lawyer, the man President Bush has picked for the Supreme Court scoured documents that crossed his desk for their legal implications — and for stray commas....
  • Strong July Buoys Stock Funds Into Black For First Time In '05

    08/05/2005 8:07:02 AM PDT · by CAWats · 731+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY U.S. stock funds put in an excellent performance in July, sending the average fund above water for the first time this year. The stock market had to fight through some bad news in July: The Federal Reserve raised rates for the ninth time in little more than a year and gave no hint it was done. The London bombings July 7 and a failed bombing attempt July 21 reminded investors terrorism is still with us. Oil rose to an all-time high of $62 a barrel, punctuated on Aug. 1 by the death of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd...