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  • Marines instructors under investigation after death of Muslim recruit

    07/01/2016 8:32:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies ^ | June 30, 2016 | Aidan Quigley
    The Marines have launched an internal investigation into staff at a boot camp in Parris Island, S.C., after Muslim recruit Raheel Siddiqui died in an apparent suicide 11 days after arriving. Fifteen drill instructors are now under investigation, as scrutiny increases of military practices that many believe cross the line from teasing, camaraderie, and toughening-up into danger. The Parris Island drill instructors face allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse, the Marines announced Thursday. The probe into Mr. Siddiqui's death has sparked a wider investigation into wrongdoing in his training unit, known as the "Thumping Third Battalion," as The Wall...
  • James Gleason of Tampa, An Original Marine Raider, Dead At 90

    04/26/2016 3:32:01 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 25, 2016 | Howard Altman
    In the summer of 1925, a woman put her 2-week old son in a shoebox and dropped him off with a neighbor because she couldn’t take care of him. James Gleason has been born prematurely, said his daughter, Barbara Korchak. “He wasn’t expected to live,” Korchak said. But he did, and in summer 1943, he turned 18 during a bloody World War II battle on the island of New Georgia, where he was saving lives as a Navy combat corpsman assigned to a secret unit called the Marine Raiders. Gleason earned the nickname “Doc” during his time with the Raiders....
  • ISIS Knew Just Where to Hit These U.S. Marines ( Islamic State )

    03/22/2016 5:46:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03.22.16 | Nancy A. Youssef
    It was supposed to be a secret where these 200 Marines were headed. And yet the terrorists had them in their sights. Three days before ISIS militants killed Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, the U.S. military notified his family—and the families of roughly 200 Marines—that their loved ones had moved off the USS Kearsarge, deployed to the Persian Gulf, to somewhere in northern Iraq. The letter didn’t say exactly where he had been deployed two weeks earlier, or why. But while his family and the American public were largely being kept in the dark, members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State...
  • Sangin, Fierce Battlefield for US Marines, on Verge of Falling to Taliban

    12/21/2015 7:21:08 PM PST · by · 43 replies
    The Taliban has for days been fighting to gain control of Sangin, a key district of the Helmand province that U.S. Marines battled to secure during the war in Afghanistan. The Guardian reported that Taliban fighters stormed Afghan police headquarters in the district Monday morning, according to a western official, but were held off from taking control of the security building by an airstrike, likely launched by NATO. On Sunday, deputy governor of Helmand Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar, addressing Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, wrote on Facebook that Helmand was close to collapsing amid pressure from the Taliban. "I know that bringing...
  • U.S. Marines introduce 29 gender-neutral jobs

    10/06/2015 8:48:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Marine Corps has unveiled new physical standards that all recruits — male and female — must meet to qualify for 29 of the branch’s jobs. The new gender-neutral standards could make it a lot harder for boot camp recruits and Officer Candidates to obtrain certain positions, according to the Marine Corps Times. These fields include infantry, combat engineering, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles, close-air support, and ground ordnance. One of the standards all recruits must meet is being able to evacuate a casualty, and conduct an MK19 grenade launcher lift. Most posts in...
  • American War Heroes Return Home 7 Decades Later

    09/27/2015 2:37:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 | Alexander Mallin
    Clay Bonnyman Evans knew all there was to know about his grandfather though the two had never met until that moment under several feet of crushed coral rock on a remote island in the Pacific. Evans was polite when requesting the anthropology brush he would use to sweep some of the dust from his grandfather’s remains when they were found in May on the Tawara Atoll. “My whole life I grew up with that medal on the wall and the citation,” Evans said, holding back tears. “He’s always been my hero.”
  • Marines, I need some information. Will you help, please? Vanity

    09/06/2015 12:55:34 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 30 replies
    9/6/2015 | Jim Porter
    I need a little information, folks. I am not knowledgeable about fire arms. But what is NOW the official U.S. Marine side arm. Is it the Beretta 9? Was it the Glock 9 or Glock 18? Was it EVER the Glock? If it used to be the Glock, when did the change come about? Thanks, folks. I'd really appreciate your help. And, by the way, no, I am not asking because I want to buy one. (In Army ROTC, I was still getting uniform demerits by the beginning of the second semester. Do you think a responsible person would sell...
  • Gunman 'injures three after firing Kalashnikov' on Amsterdam-Paris train: latest

    08/21/2015 11:29:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/21/15 | James Rothwell
    A man has been arrested after firing a Kalashnikov rifle on board an Amsterdam-Paris train, according to French media. Le Parisien reports that a Briton and an American are "seriously" wounded. A third person, the French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, was also wounded and is said to have raised the alarm. La Voix du Nord, a newspaper in the Calais region, said a man was arrested on suspicion of firing the weapon on a Thalys train near the northern town of Arras. Police say that have not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive and Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister,...
  • Read Chattanooga Shooter’s Blog (Motivated by Islam)

    07/16/2015 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Daily beast ^ | 7/16/2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The killer of four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga maintained a short-lived blog that hinted at his religious inner life. Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez's blog had only two posts, both published July 13 and written in a popular style of Islamic religious reasoning. The first post was entitled "A Prison Called Dunya," referring to the temporal world. In it, Abdulazeez uses the hypothetical example of a prisoner who is told he would be given a test that would either take him out of his earthly prison—or send him into a more restrictive environment. "I would imagine that any sane person would devote...
  • Our War

    05/01/2015 10:05:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/15 | LtCol Forest R. Lindsey (Ret)
    I read through the New York Times this morning and since today is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, they had several opinion pieces discussing the fallacy of America’s involvement in Vietnam, the terrible lessons of the misuse of American power, the atrocities “committed routinely” by us, etc.,etc.. May I throw the BS flag onto the field? We had an ally in trouble, we had the entire Communist Bloc supplying the Vietcong insurgents, we had the North Vietnamese Army in the south and whole world was watching to see what we’d do. If you peruse a map of...
  • Death of a Prosecutor

    01/21/2015 5:39:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 21, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Death of a ProsecutorPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On January 21, 2015 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Alberto Nisman, the Argentinean prosecutor who indicted top Iranian regime officials for the July 1994 AMIA Jewish Center bombing in Buenos Aires, was found dead by gunshot in his apartment on Sunday night, in what initially was called a suicide.Nisman was scheduled to address members of parliament the next day to reveal new information about alleged efforts by Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her foreign minister, Hector Timerman, to cover up the responsibility of the Iranian regime...
  • Obama helps deliver toys to Marine Corps drive

    12/10/2014 1:20:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Introducing himself as the "big elf," President Barack Obama on Wednesday exclaimed "Ho, Ho, Ho" and made merry as he delivered a pair of giant red sacks filled with toys and other gifts to the Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots campaign.
  • U.S. Marine's Tribute Song by Rock Group "Madison Rising"

    11/10/2014 12:29:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    Nov. 10, 2014 | me
    Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps!Great tribute to the United States Marines by Rock Group "Madison Rising".
  • U.S. marines confront 'fake sergeant major'

    07/23/2014 12:46:32 PM PDT · by pabianice · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/23/14 | McCormack
    An explosive video posted online on Sunday shows two U.S. Marines confronting a man who they accuse of impersonating a military veteran at a funeral in Florida. The Marines first suspected the man was likely an imposer because his uniform featured a mix of mismatched medals and ribbons. After the service they approached the man, who identified himself as a ‘sergeant major’. His name badge states his surname as Davis. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day

    05/26/2014 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms. Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms, requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall. One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah, Iraq. The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of...
  • Obama Can't Bring One Marine Back From Mexico

    05/21/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Priorities: A Marine Corps combat veteran remains in a Mexican jail after missing a freeway ramp and crossing the border with legally owned American firearms — without a single hash tag from the White House. It is a tough time for veterans these days, starting with those left to die — or even commit suicide — while on Veterans Administration waiting lists, seemingly abandoned by their commander-in-chief who early on promised to make things right and redress their grievances. Also seemingly abandoned is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25-year-old combat veteran, who was jailed in late March after he missed a...
  • AP: Three years after US-NATO intervention, Libya is a failed state

    03/22/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 42 replies
    HotAir ^ | 03-22-2014 | Morrissey
    An anniversary passed this week that went almost completely unremarked — and for good reason. March 17th marked the three-year anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution imposing a no-fly zone over Libya to stop the Moammar Qaddafi regime from attacking rebel-held Benghazi and Ajdabiya, and the three-year anniversary on the 19th of the NATO war on Libya. French, British, and American planes began bombarding the Qaddafi regime, an air war that would continue for months — while Barack Obama refused to request Congressional approval for it. Later, Obama would claim that Libya represented the smart model of Western intervention....
  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up

    12/27/2013 2:55:58 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 112 replies ^ | December 27, 2013 | Barbara Boland
    Females in the Marine Corps will not have to meet the physical fitness standard--set to go into effect as of January --of being able to do at least three pull-ups, the Corps quietly announced on social media. Unlike their female counterparts, male Marines have long been required to do at least 3 pullups.
  • With the failures of Obama, it is time to find a military conflict

    12/23/2013 6:32:57 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 30 replies
    Vanity | December 23, 2013 | Trueblackman
    As most Americans are planning for this week's Christmas Celebration, it seems the Obama Administration has found itself a nice little military conflict to get us involved in with the possible hope of deflecting from the failures that is Obamacare. CBS Evening News tonight reported that more than 120 U.S. troops station in Spain are heading for the African Nation of Djibouti to help with the possible evacuation of U.S. Embassy Personnel from the nation of Southern Sudan, which has been in the grips of a civil war for months now. Last week 4 U.S. Military Personnel were wounded as...
  • U.S. Marines training al-Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadists in Saudi Arabia

    10/20/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    JW ^ | October 17 ., 2013
    Twelve years after 9/11, the U.S. has changed sides. The Long War Journal reported on June 29 that the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, which is “al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria,” has “cooperated with Free Syrian Army units to establish sharia, or Islamic law, in Aleppo and in eastern Syria.” What is the Free Syrian Army? The "moderates" whom we are training and to whom we are giving weapons: “the US government is backing the Free Syrian Army despite the group’s known ties to the Al Nusrah Front.” "Training of Syrian insurgents steps up in Saudi...
  • Obama horribly mispronounces Camp LeJeune

    08/07/2013 1:41:07 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 56 replies
    Hannity | 8/7/2013 | FreeAtlanta
    Just listening to Hannity and they jipped in on Obama's speech right as he flubbed LeJeune. What a doofus. I don't have the audio, so if anyone can dig it up and post it here, it will be appreciated.
  • US embassy denies naval vessels near Egypt presage military move

    07/13/2013 12:20:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies ^ | 7-13-13 | Ahram Oline
    The US Embassy in Egypt denied Saturday that US naval vessels near Egypt's shores are sent in preparation for military action. A top Marine Corps general said Thursday that two US marine vessels approached Egypt's Red Sea shore, raising concerns in the Egyptian media about an imminent military move. "We deny false claims in the Egyptian press that US naval ships are in the vicinity of the Arabian Peninsula and the Suez Canal to militarily invade Egypt," read a statement issued on the US embassy's website. The statement went on to say that the United States regularly deploys forces near...
  • Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

    02/10/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new administration policy? Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year. Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps ... It’s not the first time the Obama Administration disarmed US Marines at an event. In March 2012, US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech in Afghanistan.
  • Protestors AGAIN Trying To Attack US Embassy In Cairo - LIVE RT FEED

    09/13/2012 7:08:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    RT ^ | 9-13-12 | TCRLAF
    The Religion of "Peace" is at it again. Police are responding with teargas to try and disperse the crowd. Of course they are chanting "ALLH AKBAR". Meanwhile, Obama is meeting with Morsi next week, after telling Netanyahu to go to hell. WHAT PART OF HOPEY-CHANGEY were the Embassy attacks? Didn't the Mainstream MEdia tell us that they would LOVE US, if we only elected Obama?
  • Marine Corps aviation introduces F-35B Lightning II into fleet

    02/26/2012 1:14:49 AM PST · by U-238 · 11 replies
    DVIDS ^ | 2/21/2012 | Lance Cpl. Glen Santy
    A century after 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham took his first flight in 1912, Marine Corps aviation introduced the F-35B Lightning II aircraft into its fleet. The short takeoff vertical landing variant combined with fifth generation capabilities is a breakthrough in itself, matching the importance of the first Marine aviator and starting a new chapter in Marine Corps aviation history. 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 hosted the ceremony inducting the F-35B Lightning II multirole, joint strike fighter, into the Marine Corps aviation arsenal at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Gen....
  • Road Rage Case Could Have Link to Terrorism Plot

    09/14/2011 2:46:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies
    KIRO ^ | Updated: 5:37 pm PDT September 13, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Michael Dale McCright is accused of trying to hit a vehicle with his car in North Seattle after he noticed the driver, a Marine, was wearing a military uniform." SNIPPET: "Document said that before the incident occurred, the Marines had just left a military facility on East Marginal Way in South Seattle where new recruits are processed. The building was the target of a thwarted terrorism plot earlier this summer. Court documents reveal a possible connection."
  • Marines Aim to Avoid Postwar Identity Crisis

    06/25/2011 4:04:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 25, 2011 | Nathan Hodge
    The service's top officer plots a post-Afghanistan focus in the Pacific region, where Marines experienced their most devastating losses and most heroic victories. The U.S. Marine Corps, one of the most storied military forces, is searching for a mission after the war in Afghanistan ends. Marines consider themselves a quick-reaction force, traveling light and giving their all whether waging war or responding to humanitarian disasters. But for the past decade, the Corps has been fighting long conflicts in the deserts of Iraq and valleys of Afghanistan, requiring it to behave more as a dug-in land army. Moments in the Marine...
  • Marine Sgt. Takes Sniper Round To The Head; Smokes A Cigarette 15 Minutes Later

    04/05/2011 5:40:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 | Peter Schweizer
    Remarkable. That’s the only word for this story. His buddies have now nick-named him “Headshot.” From the Marine Corps Times: Manning the top of a compound south of Sangin, Afghanistan, Sgt. Paul Boothroyd III took a sniper round to the head. He landed face down onto the muddy roof with a thud. Fifteen minutes later, Boothroyd was bandaged, smiling, smoking a cigarette and giving the “thumbs up” as he waited for the medevac helicopter, to which he walked under his own power. It’s a “you-gotta-be-kidding-me” story that earned Boothroyd, a signals intelligence operator with 2nd Radio Battalion, a new call...
  • Obama's Favorite General "Hoss" Cartwright Cleared In Defense Dept Inspector General Probe

    02/25/2011 8:54:20 PM PST · by Tea Party Reveler · 4 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 02-25-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    © 2011 Just a few months ago, (see related stories box below), Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright's many enemies were celebrating him being investigated for having an affair with one of his female aides. It seems they popped the cork on the champagne too soon. The 61 year-old former fighter-pilot is a master of survival, and his blatant sucking up of both Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden has paid off in a big way. Gen. Cartwright has been "cleared" by the Pentagon Inspector General's Office of any wrong-doing, and while he was very mildly rebuked for his judgment and...
  • The US Military Warrior Song and the US Marine Hard Corps version

    12/18/2010 4:29:50 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 18 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | Jeff Head
    Watch these two videos...spread them around. Dedicated to the brave men and women of the US armed force, past, presnt and future. THE WARRIOR SONG - US ARMED FORCES THE WARRIOR SONG - HARD COPRS EDITION
  • Unstoppable dream (video) [Inspirational Marine]

    10/17/2010 6:48:36 PM PDT · by Gondring · 7 replies
    The Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) ^ | Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Paula Ann Mitchell, Freeman Staff
    The number sequence 4-13 has special meaning for an Ellenville soldier, whose eyes are focused perhaps like never before. The strong and sturdy man in the wheelchair has, in fact, made four hours and 13 seconds his goal for the 35th annual Marine Corps Marathon. That’s the finish time he’s aiming for in the 26.2-mile course that will begin Oct. 31 in the North Pentagon parking lot in Arlington, Va. You can see the determination all over his face. [...] Perhaps spurred by painful memories of a mission that he never got to finish, the soldier’s workout grows fiercer....
  • Lack of Supplemental Funding Poses Problems for Pentagon

    07/16/2010 12:33:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1+ views (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | July 14, 2010 | Jim Garamone
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Lack of Supplemental Funding Poses Problems for Pentagon Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, July 14, 2010 – Because Congress has yet to pass a supplemental funding bill, the Defense Department must start taking measures to ensure uninterrupted war operations, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today. Video If Congress doesn’t act on the fiscal 2010 request for supplemental war funding, Defense Department employees may not get paid, Morrell said during a news conference. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is disappointed that Congress did not pass the supplemental spending bill before its...
  • Oil for Blood in Afghanistan?

    03/24/2010 12:24:53 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies · 148+ views ^ | 24/03/2010 | Claude Salhani
    The United States Marines are expected to do the hard work when it comes to War. They are given the toughest jobs and the most dangerous tasks to perform and the Marines will not complain and will carry out their assignments as ordered. So when told to deploy in an uninhabited part of Afghanistan to secure a portion of desolate desert terrain for the sake of ensuring that oil pipelines are built and kept safe from rebel hands, the Marines take on the job. The Marines might look at this deployment as just another mission that happens to involve oil....
  • Palin sticks up for Blue Island Navy SEAL accused of mistreatment

    03/08/2010 10:38:11 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 284+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | SUN-TIMES STAFF
    Add Sarah Palin to the list of those sticking up for an accused Navy SEAL from Blue Island and two of his fellow servicemen. Palin, on her Facebook page Friday, posted a message saying charges should be dropped against Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas of Blue Island and two of his fellow SEALS — accused of mistreating an Iraqi terrorism suspect. » Click to enlarge image Add Sarah Palin to the list of those sticking up for an accused Navy SEAL from Blue Island and two of his fellow servicemen. (Getty Images) “First the Obama Administration opened up the...
  • Arlington National Cemetery: A Husband Honored: A Memorial To Serve A Family For A Lifetime

    02/25/2010 7:41:31 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 211+ views ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | Jo Dermody
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a touching and poignant remembrance written by Jo Dermody. Mrs. Dermody wrote this response after reading an column titled, "Arlington Natl. Cemetery's Old Guard: Not All of Washington, D.C. Shut Down During Snow Storm" Mrs. Dermody gives a description of her husband's burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Though John Dermody does not rest in the Tomb of the Unknowns, his body lays in hallowed ground, but his spirit resides in a Heavenly place. My husband John was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on May 15, 2007. My four kids wanted him there. He...
  • Vaughn Ward officially announces candidacy for ID 1st (VIDEO)

    01/27/2010 11:29:18 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 7 replies · 359+ views
    The Idaho Reporter ^ | January 26, 2010 | Dustin Hurst
    Republican Vaughn Ward declared his candidacy for the 1st Congressional District of Idaho Tuesday in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Boise Tuesday.
  • Chavez’s Haiti Logic

    01/22/2010 5:11:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 399+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Americas: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has gone off the deep end again, claiming the U.S. engineered the Haiti earthquake. It's a laughable malevolence, of course. But given the spectacular U.S. aid effort, it's also a threat. Right now, the dictator's No. 1 foreign policy aim is to discredit the U.S. aid effort in Haiti. Shortly after Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake, Chavez, trying to whip up paranoia, accused America of seeking a "military occupation" there. When that didn't work and U.S. aircraft carriers and hospital ships steamed in to rescue ravaged Port-au-Prince, Chavez told Spanish newspaper ABC that the earthquake was the...
  • America sends paratroopers to Haiti to help secure aid lines

    01/19/2010 6:14:03 PM PST · by myknowledge · 291+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 20, 2010 | Giles Whittell in Port-au-Prince, Jacqui Goddard in Miami
    In a deafening display of military muscle, a detachment of US paratroopers flew into the heart of the Haitian capital yesterday to secure the flattened presidential palace and reassure onlookers that they were on a mission to help, not take control. Four helicopters brought the first of 2,200 American Marines and seamen into Port-au-Prince as thousands of homeless Haitians camping out in the city’s central squares cheered or simply stared. “We are here to provide security to the [central] hospital,” Sergeant Bill Smith said. “We work with the Government of Haiti. We have rules of engagement but we are on...
  • To the nightmare of Haiti, the Americans are coming

    01/13/2010 11:20:05 PM PST · by bogusname · 36 replies · 1,468+ views
    CFP ^ | January 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    In the nightmare of Haiti, Americans were first to respond just as Americans have always responded, recession-bound or not. This is the giving spirit of America in action. Not waiting for anyone else, just doing what is necessary to help, without boasts, without expecting anything back. Simply America. America has always been there for others and always will be. Even a falling-in-the-polls President Obama whose conduct since election has been to belittle the spirit of America and its people is cashing in today on that generosity, promising to a shocked and grief stricken people his “unwavering support” and a “swift...
  • U.S. Navy Ships with "Thousands of Marines" Headed to Haiti - Video Report 1/14/10

    01/14/2010 4:52:10 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 33 replies · 1,148+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a brief video report saying that Navy ships loaded with "thousands of U.S. Marines" and supplies is headed to Haiti to help the people in their desperate situation following a 7.0 Earthquake that struck there on Tuesday. The Marines will reportedly assist in rescue efforts and with security. . . . (VIDEO)
  • I think it's too late.

    01/04/2010 11:02:47 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 125 replies · 3,590+ views
    me | 01/04/10 | me
    Excuse my english - I woke up this morning, thinking whew...holidays finally gone, we can get back to work. I was happy and all excited. Suddenly, for some reason, an image went through my mind - like a flash - an image which had everything in it in one shot and then I got sick to my stomach. I suddenly saw, in one second, all what happened last year in America - banks, auto, all the executive orders, islam invasion even in the government, dictatorial arrogance, rules of engagement, healthcare...all the same than where I escaped from - and I...
  • The Second American Revolution: Defund and Disobey the Fascists

    12/17/2009 3:05:13 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 37 replies · 2,412+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/17/09 | Pamela Geller
    (912 on the mall) The left's anti-American coup d'etat on America, made possible by the first radical Marxist in the White House, calls for distinctly American counter measures. Dr. Jack Wheeler has "a strategy for any Republican wanting to get elected or re-elected to Congress in 2010, and for any Tea Partyer wanting to take individual action now against a government that ignores the Constitution -- Defund and Disobey." Here's an excerpt of "The Double -D Strategy for rescuing America": Let's talk about the Defund D first. The Founders in their usual brilliance place the power of the purse in...
  • Sons Of Iwo Jima (Excellent Haditha "massacre" article)

    05/30/2006 5:15:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 2,149+ views
    Invest. business Daily ^ | 5/30/06 | staff
    War In Iraq: The press is salivating over the prospect of an Iraqi My Lai in the town of Haditha, with ABC trotting out Rep. John Murtha to brand U.S. troops war criminals just in time for Memorial Day. Appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," and with the matter still under investigation, Murtha, D-Pa., decided it would be sentence first and trial later when he proclaimed Marines responding to an attack in the town of Haditha on Nov. 19 guilty of murder of at least 15 Iraqi civilians. The incident began as a Marine convoy of Kilo Company, Third Battalion,...
  • Thank you former President George W. Bush (On Hillary Supporter Website)

    11/11/2009 1:58:03 PM PST · by MissesBush · 95 replies · 4,627+ views ^ | 11/11/09
    We know absolutely no one in Bush family circles and have never met former President George W. Bush or his wife Laura. If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker. Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground...
  • New Obama Military Rules of Engagement:, Don’t shoot back

    11/11/2009 6:52:34 PM PST · by clove · 247 replies · 11,747+ views
    Backpacker ^ | Jul. 04 2009
    Recently on ABC television news, one of their videos showed a U.S. Marine hunkered down in Afghanistan complaining on camera that he was not allowed to shoot back when under fire. This situation resulted from Obama’s new rules of engagement from his new Afghanistan commander. General McChrystal explained it to BBC news that they are now advising troops to break off from firefights with the Taliban, "If you are in a situation where you are under fire from the enemy... if there is any chance of creating civilian casualties or if you don't know whether you will create civilian casualties,...
  • Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan - “We love death more then (sic) you love life!”

    11/10/2009 2:45:23 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 20 replies · 1,110+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/10/09 | Michelle Malkin
    I want to see the whole thing. Every American should demand to see the whole damned thing. And then you need to demand to know the names of every higher-ups in the military and the government who read or saw this thing and did nothing about it. I’m talking about the chilling slide presentation that Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan gave at Walter Reed Hospital while a senior-year psych resident in June 2007. The Washington Post publishes details of the slide presentation, though not the original document itself. [Update: Good! WaPo publishes the full slide presentation here.] Goodbye, “Do...
  • R.O.K. and U.S. Marines Strike by land, air and sea: 31st MEU completes KITP ‘10

    11/08/2009 11:52:47 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Global Security ^ | 11/07/2007 | Lance Cpl. Michael A. Bianco, 31st MEU
    ng with allied forces on foreign terrain introduces new obstacles and allows for the development of new war-fighting tactics, or the honing of existing doctrine specific to a region. Joint training also enables the sharing of tactics between U.S. service members and ally counterparts. Strength through unity is at the heart of this concept. Military forces of allied nations training side-by-side enhances military interoperability and strengthens the allied fighting forces as a whole. Through planning and close coordination between commanders and senior military officials from both the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) Marine Corps and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),...
  • The left and terror - This country is in for a rude awakening.

    11/08/2009 11:00:55 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies · 719+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/09 | J.R. Dunn
    The Jihadis will return. We know this, in the same way that we know about death and taxes. Thanks in large part to the weakening of our defensive efforts under the new administration, there will be further attacks against this country's population, perhaps even worse than those of 9/11. (This week's attack by Nidal Malik Hasan serves to underline the threat.) When this attack occurs, we will see an end to all the nonsense. Our present drift regarding terror policy is occurring only because Americans have been encouraged to put unpleasant realities at a distance, to live in a dream...

    11/06/2009 4:20:09 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 97 replies · 2,657+ views
    11/06/09 | unknown
    I was wondering - I was born in France - may be in France they had german in the military since they love loosing wars and surrender but I was wondering if we had german in the US Army during world war 2 - did they have german in the english Army? Just saying.. The enemy is within and even our own army does not ahve the courage to acknowledge that THE ENEMY IS WITHIN. FREAKING POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!!! I AM SICK OF THAT. And soo soo sad. A 21 year old PRAGNET woman, just coming back from Irak, DIED YESTERDAY...