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  • This May Be Venezuela’s Tiananmen Square Moment

    04/24/2017 8:27:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ana Quintana
    Venezuela is no stranger to protests, but the recent uprisings have rocked the country and stirred questions about the nation’s future.This past week, the “mother of all protests” has seen upward of 2 million Venezuelans take to the streets demanding an end to the notoriously corrupt Maduro regime.Beginning on what would be the 207th anniversary of the country’s independence from Spain, frustrated Venezuelans have taken to the streets demanding change. So far, three Venezuelans have been killed in the marches, hundreds have been injured, and 500 have been arrested.In the span of just over 20 years, President Nicolás Maduro, his...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • What Comes After The Uprising

    11/11/2016 8:47:10 AM PST · by Parrotboy · 51 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/9/2016 | Peggy Noonan
    The president-elect should make a handful of appointments quickly, briskly, with an initial emphasis on old hands and known quantities. Ideological foes need not be included but accomplished Washington figures, especially those from previous administrations, should be invited in. It is silly to worry that Mr. Trump’s supporters will start to fear he’s gone establishment. They believe in him, are beside themselves with joy, and will understand he’s shoring up his position and communicating stability. Third, there are former officials and true experts with esteemed backgrounds who need to be told: Help him
  • AMERICAN UPRISING: EVERYTHING'S ABOUT TO CHANGE

    11/09/2016 2:50:23 AM PST · by spirited irish · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Nov. 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution. It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them. They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves....
  • Kuwait Draws Up Charges Against Saddam

    05/11/2005 3:49:33 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Associated Press via Newsday ^ | May 11, 2005 | Diana Elias
    KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwaiti prosecutors have drawn up a list of charges against ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and hundreds of his officials for alleged war crimes committed during Iraq's occupation of the Gulf nation, the prosecutor general said Wednesday. The list will be delivered to the Iraqi court that will try Saddam and other former regime members and the new charges will be added to the existing allegations, prosecutor general Hamed al-Othman said, according to the state-owned Kuwait News Agency. Saddam, who was captured in December 2003, already faces charges in Iraq that include killing rival politicians during his...
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/19/16 | RUDY TAKALA
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region. "Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool ... that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from," Jared Cohen, the head of what was then the company's "Google Ideas" division, wrote in a July 2012...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Like Warsaw/Paris/Prague in 1944-5, Conservatives Staging Uprising Ahead of Our Own 2016 Liberation

    09/10/2015 3:15:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    You can now see it with how we've got Boehner on the run, needing Democrats' votes to just to hold-on his speakership. How on Earth could he possibly retain any effective authority or ability to lead our party after we all just said we want nothing to do with this bozo?  Maybe the Democrats will bail him out just to keep the GOP in a state disarray .. they'd own him more than ever -he'd effectively become a Democratic 'majority' leader in the House- and then they could all ram-through even more Obama lunacy. At least it would be clear once-and-for-all...
  • Local Murrieta Official Warns Immigration Protests Likely ‘Every Time’ Buses Arrive

    07/02/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2 Jul 2014
    MURRIETA (CBSLA.com/AP) — A dramatic scene in Murrieta that saw American flag-waving protesters prevent Homeland Security buses carrying undocumented migrant children and families from reaching a suburban processing center is likely to be repeated in the coming days, a city official said Wednesday. Mayor Pro-Tem Harry Ramos told KNX 1070′s Dick Helton that the standoff Tuesday – which included several protesters holding U.S. flags and signs reading “stop illegal immigration,” and “illegals out!” – may occur every 72 hours as a new busload of immigrants are processed through Border Patrol. “I believe that there will be protests every time there...
  • Rebels shoot down Ukraine military helicopter over Slovyansk; govt says 14 dead, 1 general)

    05/29/2014 4:09:50 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior
    StarTribune ^ | May 29, 2014 | PETER LEONARD
    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing 14 soldiers including a general, Ukraine's leader said. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told the parliament in Kiev that rebels used a portable air defense missile Thursday to down the helicopter and said Gen. Volodymyr Kulchitsky was among the dead
  • The Ukrainian Uprising is a Rebellion, Not a Revolution

    02/26/2014 8:08:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/26/2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Ceding to protestors' demands, Ukrainian parliament members voted last week to impeach President Viktor Yanukovych and hold early elections, which have been set for May 25. Online "slacktivists," keyboard warriors and various media outlets responded by breathlessly declaring the situation a "revolution" -- and in some cases even proclaiming it a successful one. Except that it isn't at this point. Far from it. Proponents of freedom and democracy would love nothing more than for Ukrainian citizens to fully control their own destiny. However, mere wishful thinking is no substitute for manifest reality, and semantics shouldn't replace substance. Otherwise,...
  • What Makes Us Different? (Vanity?)

    10/30/2013 9:56:36 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 62 replies
    My mind | 10/30/13 | Hoagy62
    I was speaking with Mrs. Hoagy62 this morning about some of the threads I was seeing here on FR. There is a LOT of things being said about defense in the face of tyranny, tactics to be used when going up against tyrannical forces, and general commentary about what one does in certain situations. One of the things that I found a little disturbing is the thought that one should target families of those who may be in the employ of the government/military/police forces on the opposite side of a possible CWII conflict. I refer to the comment on the...
  • Egyptian Military Coup In 48 Hours If No Solution Found

    07/01/2013 8:02:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 1, 2013
    The Egyptian Military just made a publc statement on Egyptian TV and it appears the country is close to another military coup: EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS WON'T BE PART OF POLITICS EGYPT MILITARY SAYS NATIONAL SECURITY SUBJECTED TO GRAVE DANGER EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS PROTESTS 'UNPRECEDENTED' EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS HOMELAND FACING DIRE SITUATION EGYPT'S MILITARY SAYS WILL NOT BE PARTY TO POLITICS OR POWER EGYPT MILITARY SAYS CALLS FOR MEETING THE DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE EGYPT MILITARY MAY HAVE TO OFFER ROADMAP AFTER 48 HOURS In other words, do as the people want, calm this down now, or we will step in...
  • There Is A City : Tribute to the Heroes of The Warsaw Uprising (August 1, 1944)

    08/01/2012 4:45:10 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/31/2012
    Once a year on August 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital.
  • Moving Syrian tank gets hit by an RPG

    07/14/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 13 July 2012
    He just keeps going.
  • Courage and Inspiration, Across the Centuries

    04/20/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 20, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of Lexington and Warsaw... By April 19, 1775, the British armed forces had been occupying Boston, Massachusetts for almost seven years. Soldiers demanded room and board from the residents of this religious town, founded over a century before by immigrants seeking a safe and hospitable place to live and work and practice their quiet, respectable, honorable denomination. But the British grew ever more tyrannical in the 1760s, until soldiers were underfoot, on the corner, in the shops, in the Bostonians’ very homes. Their freedom – the liberty their ancestors had braved the dangers of ocean voyage...
  • Syria's Long, Bloody Uprising (Intense, Graphic Images)

    02/27/2012 5:02:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 27, 2012 | Staff
    Nearly a year after it began, the violence in Syria carries on. Despite tightening international sanctions, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's troops continue to attack opposition strongholds across the country. As the shelling of the city of Homs continues, fresh offensives have just started in the province of Idlib, where government troops reportedly fired artillery, mortars, and anti-aircraft guns at several towns. Over the weekend, the United States and European and Arab countries held a "friends of Syria" conference in Tunisia to work out a plan to end the violence. Talk of arming the opposition is muted, due to deep divisions...
  • Terror in Homs: more than 200 killed as Syrian forces fire mortar rounds, tank shells

    02/05/2012 2:00:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Terror in Homs: more than 200 killed as Syrian forces fire mortar rounds, tank shells Agence France-Presse BEIRUT - Dazed and shocked residents of the battered Syrian protest hub of Homs emerged from their homes on Saturday after a night of terror to search the rubble for loved ones. Thousands of people flooded the streets of the flashpoint central city to bury more than 200 civilians who were killed in a barrage of mortar rounds and tank shells fired by regime forces, witnesses said. "Nearly 200 martyrs will be buried in Freedom Park," activist Hadi Abdullah of the General Commission...
  • Food and stability in North Korea: Deprive and rule

    09/18/2011 3:06:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Economist ^ | 09/17/11
    Food and stability in North Korea Deprive and rule Why does North Korea’s dictatorship remain so entrenched despite causing such hunger and misery? Sep 17th 2011 | SEOUL | IF NOBODY else, at least Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s leader, appears to have found something to fill his belly with during the annual Chuseok harvest festival in North Korea this week. “His face beaming with a smile,” as his propaganda machine put it, he dropped into a shop in Pyongyang selling pancakes stuffed with meat. Outside the capital there are few such treats. Much of the rest of the country...
  • 16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's street

    08/09/2011 6:15:16 AM PDT · by quesney · 253 replies
    16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's streets --Prime Minister David Cameron recalls Parliament on Thursday as Government tries to quell uprising --'Unprecedented' 16,000 police on duty in London - compared with just 6,000 last night --Man, 26, shot in Croydon last night dies in hospital England game against Netherlands at Wembley tomorrow called OFF --400% surge in 999 calls on night of violence with 20,800 dialling the emergency services in London --Cost of clean-up expected to run into 'tens of millions' --Metropolitan Police use armoured vehicles to push back 150 rioters...