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  • Vietnam Vet Gets Retirement Surprise: He's Not a Citizen

    04/18/2014 2:55:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    San Lorenzo man serves in military, works a lifetime -- "illegally."It took Lee Smith quite some time to find out that he wasn't a U.S. citizen. During which time he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and lived and worked in the Bay Area for nearly 44 years. Smith, 65, a retired sheet metal fabricator, discovered he wasn't a citizen upon turning 65 and trying -- and failing -- to collect his Social Security benefits, according to The Daily Review. He joined the Army in 1969 and took the oath of citizenship -- a requirement for him to be...
  • Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear Capability

    04/16/2014 5:34:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear CapabilityPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm In The Point | No Comments Sometimes a choice of words can be extremely revealing. That was the case with Kerry’s contentious testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Under pressure, Kerry tends to slip and say revealing things. That was how the infamous, “for it and against it” clip was born. Kerry dismissed breakout as “just having one bomb’s worth, conceivably, of material, but without any necessary capacity to put it in anything,...
  • Jesse Winchester, musician and draft-dodger, dead at 69

    04/11/2014 8:32:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    CBC News ^ | April 11, 2014
    Jesse Winchester, an American singer-songwriter who moved to Montreal in the 1960s to dodge the Vietnam War draft, died in his sleep Friday morning at the age of 69 after a lengthy illness. Born in Louisiana and raised in Tennessee, Winchester developed his musical talent while living in Montreal. He often played at a hotel in Morin Heights, Que., run by several Tennessee transplants during the 1970s.
  • The Incredibly Stupid One at the Hanoi Hilton

    04/06/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Cherries Writer ^ | March 17, 2014 | Dick "Beak" Stratton
    It was a warmer than usual summer day in Clark, South Dakota when a rather large and ungainly young man, a recent high school graduate, set about finding his way in the world. The salivating Navy recruiter asked the youngster what it would take to have him sign up: why, Id like to go to Australia. It was as good as done. After all, in 1966, if you were lucky enough to ship out on the USS Canberra, more likely than not, during the course of your hitch, there will be a port call to the ships namesake Canberra, Australia.
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar: report

    04/06/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 6, 2014 | World | Press Trust of India
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said today, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance..... After reviewing radar data provided by neighbouring countries, investigators have now found that the jetliner curved north of Indonesia before turning south toward the southern Indian Ocean, CNN quoted a Malaysian official as saying. The official also suggested the possibility of a more sinister reason behind MH370's disappearance a month ago. The plane's flight path clearly showed that someone on the plane was...
  • Vietnam, Con Dau Catholics suffer more land seizures and demolitions

    04/04/2014 2:41:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | 4/2/2014
    Several families driven from their homes, houses razed to the ground and land seized: Vietnamese authorities continue to subject Catholics to raids against in Cồn Dầu, Cẩm Lệ district, Da Nang province (south-central Vietnam), at the center of a land ownership controversy. For six years, Hanoi has tried in every possible way to justify its actions with claims that they are motivated by "ecological" needs, although in reality the real goal is the construction of a luxury tourist resort. The faithful try to resist and keep the historical community alive, even if their number is dwindling with the passage of...
  • When hell was in session (Admiral Jeremiah Denton)

    03/31/2014 8:45:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 29, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Admiral Jeremiah Denton died yesterday at the age of 89. Admiral Denton served seven-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war in Hanoi during the Vietnam War. Dentons name should be known by every American. In captivity he gave something beyond the last full measure of devotion, if that is possible. His is a story of almost unbelievable endurance, courage and patriotism. Here is a short course courtesy of the Denton Foundation that I saved a while back: In June 1965, he began a combat tour in Vietnam as prospective Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron Seventy-Five. On July 18, 1965, Denton...
  • Fishermen Plane Sighting a Tip or False Lead in MH370 Hunt?

    03/18/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 18MAR2014 | Bob Woodruff
    Fishermen from this village believe they may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on the night it disappeared flying low over the Gulf of Thailand. It's not clear whether what they saw was flight MH370 or whether it is the latest in a string of false leads in the search for the missing plane, but if true it would suggest that the plane may have flown low to avoid radar, what is known as "terrain masking." On March 8 flight MH370 disappeared from radar as it flew north over the Gulf of Thailand towards Vietnam en route to Beijing....
  • Vietnam Searchers Report Spotting Plane Debris

    03/09/2014 7:36:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | JASON NG, GAURAV RAGHUVANSHI and JAKE MAXWELL WATTS
    KUALA LUMPURA Vietnamese search aircraft located fragments Sunday floating in waters off southern Vietnam that are suspected of coming from a Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU 0.00% jetliner that went missing a day earlier with 239 people on board. The fragments were believed to be a composite inner door and a piece of the tail, Vietnam's ministry of information and communication said in a posting on its website. They were located about 50 miles south-southwest of Tho Chu island. Officials released photograph of one fragment floating in the water. Malaysia Airlines said it had received no confirmation regarding the suspected debris. Flight...
  • Hong Kong pilot spots debris in Vietnamese waters

    03/11/2014 3:51:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 243 replies
    CCTV English ^ | 03-11-2014 0617 bjt | James
    The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong has received a pilots report that a large amount of debris was spotted in Vietnamese waters. The pilot, flying a Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur plane, says the debris is located about 60 kilometres southeast of Vietnamese city Vung Tau, some 500 kilometers from where the Malaysian jetliner lost contact with air traffic controllers. The department has submitted the message to the relevant authorities.
  • Jeremiah Denton, Former Vietnam POW Who Blinked 'T-O-R-T-U-R-E', passes at 89

    03/28/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by Saint X · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/28/14 | Naval Institute Staff
    The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked T-O-R-T-U-R-E in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese captors, died on Friday.
  • Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam war hero, dies at age 89

    03/28/2014 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a prisoner of war for more than seven years in North Vietnam, died on Friday in Virginia Beach. Mr. Denton was 89 years old. His son, Jim Denton, told The Washington Post, which first reported the news, that his father died of a heart ailment. Mr. Denton, a retired U.S. Rear Admiral, was shot down over the city of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam in 1965 and captured while leading a bombing mission. He later wrote a book about his experiences. Mr. Denton grabbed national attention in 1966 when he was forced to give...
  • Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia (massacres reported)

    03/25/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Three more Ethiopians killed by Saudi police. The killing of Ethiopians continues in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians have been killed in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Ethiopians are leaving the middle east country after scores have been killed in the past few days. Hundreds more injured and women are being raped in front of their families. It is astounding and mind boggling the international community is so silent about this shameful actions of the Saudis. "The act of killing innocent civilians is uncalled for, we condemn that," Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told...
  • Jane Fonda To Be Honored As Example Of Using Fame To Do Good In The World. JANE. FONDA.

    03/23/2014 8:19:12 PM PDT · by absentee · 49 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 3/23/14 | dunestar
    This week I read that Jane Fonda is being honored by the USC School for Dramatic Arts. "The Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists honors an individual who has used his or her fame to significantly bolster public awareness of important social issues," Madeline Puzo, dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts, said in a statement Monday morning. "It is our hope that this award will inspire students to be socially engaged in their lives and through their art." I happened across that information online. It made me think back on the many ways in which Fonda has been...
  • Oil rig worker says he saw missing plane go down: report

    03/12/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 167 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/12/14 | By Jessica Chasmar
    <p>ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff has obtained a letter that an oil rig worker in Vietnam wrote to his employer claiming he saw Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 go down in flames.</p> <p>Mr. Woodruff tweeted an image of the letter saying, Oil rig worker claims in employer confirmed letter-he saw the plane go down. Vietnamese say they found nothing.</p>
  • Oil Rig Worker Thinks He Saw Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down in Flames

    03/12/2014 2:03:32 PM PDT · by bboop · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 12, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Oil Rig Worker Thinks He Saw Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down In Flames The Wire ABBY OHLHEISER, THE WIRE MAR. 12, 2014, 12:13 PM In yet another odd twist to the mysterious story of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a New Zealand man working on an oil rig in the South China Sea has come forward to say he believes he saw the airplane on fire right around the time it disappeared. Mike McKay, a worker on the "Songa Mercur" drilling platform, sent an email to his bosses detailing his version of events. McKay said that he "observed the plane...
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Confusion over plane last location

    03/12/2014 2:54:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 12, 2014
    Search teams are scouring waters off both sides of the Malaysian peninsula, amid confusion over a missing Malaysia Airlines plane's last known location. Malaysia's air force chief has denied reports that the plane was tracked to the Malacca Strait in the west. Vietnam has despatched a plane to investigate an eyewitness report of a possible object burning in the sky east of Vietnam. --SNIP-- On Wednesday, Malaysia's air force chief Rodzali Daud denied remarks attributed to him in local media that a missing Malaysia Airlines plane was tracked by military radar to the Malacca Strait, far west of its planned...
  • This Man Claims He Watched Malaysia Air Flight 370 Go Down in Flames

    03/12/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/12 | Joe Coscarelli
    ABC's Bob Woodruff has shared an email from an oil rig worker stationed near the coast of Vietnam that alleges to have witnessed the missing jet go down in flames. "The timing is right," writes Mike McKay. "While I observed the burning (plane) it appeared to be in ONE piece." McKay's employer has confirmed that the letter is not a hoax. "From when I first saw the burning (plane) until the flames went out (still at high altitude) was 10-15 seconds," he writes. "There was no lateral movement, so it was either coming toward our location, stationary (falling) or going...
  • China Has Satellite Images Of What May Be The Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

    03/12/2014 3:13:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/12/2014 | Alex Davies
    Chinese officials may have satellite images of debris that could be from the Malaysia Airlines 777 jet that's been missing for five days. According to CNN, China's State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the find. The satellite images were taken on Sunday, March 9. CNN Senior Producer Vaughn Sterling reports that the images show three objects, sized 13x18 meters, 14x19 meters, and 24x22 meteres. The Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, and was headed for Beijing, with 239 people on board. So far, a massive search including dozens of ships and...
  • Courtney Love claims to have found missing plane (Malaysia)

    03/17/2014 5:22:40 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 59 replies
    SF Chronicle.com ^ | 3 17 14 | Aldin Vaziri
    Call off the search for Flight 370! Former Hole singer Courtney Love is pretty sure she has found the location of the missing Malaysian plane over a patch of ocean off the coast of Vietnam by using satellite images and even posted its co-ordinates on Facebook and Twitter with a helpful diagram (below). “I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick,” she said. “[It's] like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they ‘last’ tracked it 5°39’08.5″N 98°50’38.0″E but what do I know?” Flight 370 vanished early March 8 while flying from Kuala...
  • Has Courtney Love solved the missing Malaysian plane mystery?

    03/18/2014 7:36:08 AM PDT · by jerod · 39 replies
    GIGWISE ^ | Monday 17th March 2014 | Michael Baggs
    Courtney Love may have helped solve the missing Malaysian plane mystery, having posted an image and geographical co-ordinates on her Facebook page. Flight number MH370 has been missing since 8 March 2014, with searches for the aircraft having proven fruitless in the days since. The search was recently expanded, but ten days later, there are still no clues as to the fate of the plane or its 239 passengers. However, Courtney Love may have solved the mystery, posting a photo on Facebook, which she seems to believe shows the location of the missing plane - sadly after crashing in the...
  • Do These New Satellite Images Show the Remains of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

    03/12/2014 2:51:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Chinese government has released satellite images showing "a suspected crash area at sea," including "three suspected floating objects," near the flight's planned path. Taken Sunday morning but not made public until today, the blurry shots are located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, south of Vietnam, in what may be the most promising lead thus far, on the fifth day of a frustrating, otherwise fruitless search.
  • Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'

    03/12/2014 2:10:46 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jethro Mullen and Michael Pearson, CNN
    China's State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the discovery, including images of what it said were "three suspected floating objects and their sizes." The images in the Strait of Malacca were captured on March 9 -- which was the day after the plane went missing -- but weren't released until Wednesday.
  • Boeing 777-300 - &#8363;1500000 (for sale on craigslist Vietnam)

    03/15/2014 2:57:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    Craigs List ^ | 3-12-14 | Fariq
    Slightly used Boeing 777-300 for sale. Asking for $15,000,000 USD, or best offer (this includes all the snacks in the plane). Not much fuel in the plane at the moment, but it's in great flying condition. ABSOLUTELY NO JOY RIDES! SOLD AS--IS. NO TRADES OR RETURNS. ALL DEALS ARE FINAL. Ask for Fariq when calling and setting up appointments to see the plane. do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers
  • Missing MH370: Enthusiasm in Vietnam Wanes as Search for Plane Moves Elsewhere

    03/13/2014 10:42:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Standing before a bust of Ho Chi Minh and holding a microphone gingerly, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation vice-director general Doan Huu Gia rattled off on Thursday what the waiting group of journalists at Phu Quoc island already knew: It could not find any traces of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 that went missing on Saturday. Asked to comment about a report that suggested the plane had flown past the South China Sea where Vietnamese forces had been combing through, he said: You should ask Malaysia. Shortly after, the press conference ended, leaving reporters wondering if Vietnam would scale down...
  • Vietnam Tightens Aviation Security Amid Terrorism Fears

    03/10/2014 10:58:42 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 1 replies
    The Ministry of Transport on Sunday ordered local airports and airlines to tighten their security after a Malaysian plane with 239 people aboard vanished near Vietnam, raising possibility of hijack. Speaking to online newspaper Dan Tri, Dinh Viet Thang, deputy chief of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV), said Vietnam is now on the first level of a three-level security alert system. It is not the highest level, but an initial warning is necessary for improving the national aviation security, given that a Malaysian jet went missing in an area related to Vietnam, he said. Following the Vietnamese ministrys...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - Media Statements

    03/08/2014 2:21:00 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 58 replies
    Sunday, March 09, 02:00 AM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - 6th Media Statement Sepang, 9 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines humbly asks all Malaysians and people around the world to pray for flight MH370. It has been more than 24 hours since we last heard from MH370 at 1.30 am. The search and rescue team is yet to determine the whereabouts of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft. An international search and rescue mission from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam was mobilized this morning. At this stage, they have failed to find evidence of any wreckage. The sea mission will continue...
  • Missing Malaysia airliner: Hunt for clues begins

    03/08/2014 8:35:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Chris Yates, Aviation Expert
    Although it has not been stated explicitly yet, there seems little doubt that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed and probably with great loss of life. Rescue will inevitably turn into recovery - of wreckage and bodies - and the search for clues will begin. --SNIP-- So what might they look for? Weather can almost certainly be ruled out as a cause. Conditions have been described in different ways, but the consensus is that the aircraft was airborne in near-perfect flying conditions. This leaves just two main possibilities - catastrophic mechanical failure or an act of terrorism. Investigators will undoubtedly...
  • U.S. Destroyer Joins Hunt For Vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight [No crash confirmation]

    03/08/2014 10:48:16 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 92 replies
    TIME ^ | 03/08/2014 | Sam Frizell
    The United States dispatched a destroyer to join the massive international search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing Saturday morning with 239 on board, as it appeared increasingly likely the plane had crashed into the ocean. Air traffic controllers lost track of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 shortly after it left Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing, carrying 239 passengers and crew, half of which were Chinese nationals. Vietnams military said a search team discovered a 12-mile long oil slick in the Gulf of Thailand that may be the downed Boeing 777, but there had been no...
  • MISSING MH370: Pilot's niece concerned over his safety

    03/08/2014 6:48:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New Strait Times ^ | March 8, 2014
    Niece of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah began tweeting about the MAS MH370 flight around 10am morning when she said not a good way to wake up. My heart beats so fast when I heard the news. Pray for everyone for everyone on board. #MH370. She later tweeted praying to God asking Him to protect her Uncle Zaharie, the cabin crew and passengers. --SNIP-- She also retweeted a relative saying phatanchovy: Allahuakbar My heart sank when I saw Uncles name. Ya Allah, please protect Uncle, the cabin crew and passengers. Ya Allah.
  • Missing MAS flight: Captain piloting MH370 a Penang boy

    03/08/2014 7:47:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | March 8, 2014
    Capt Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, the pilot of flight MH370 was a Penangite. A fellow classmate from Penang Free School, Jason Lee, 53, said that he last met Zaharie in 2010 during their batch's reunion dinner. "It was his long time ambition to be a pilot and he always told us back then how nice it was to fly around," he said on Saturday, adding that Zaharie was really a friendly person. Lee said that Zaharie joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981 right after he completed his pilot training. Another schoolmate Franklin Lim, said that Zaharie was a brainiac. "He was...
  • Expecting the worst: Families await news of missing Malaysian airliner (2 stolen passports)

    03/08/2014 7:36:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/8/14 | Mariano Castillo and Ralph Ellis
    The search for a commercial jetliner that seemingly vanished without warning between Malaysia and Vietnam continued into the night as dark fell on Asia, officials said. -snip- For instance, after the airline released a manifest, Austria denied that one of its citizens was onboard the flight as the list stated. The Austrian citizen was safe and sound, and his passport had been stolen two years ago, Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Weiss told CNN. Similarly, Italy's foreign ministry confirmed that no Italians were onboard MH370, even though an Italian was listed on the manifest. Malaysian officials said they were aware...
  • Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Flight Carrying 239

    03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by BobNative · 291 replies
    NBC ^ | March 7, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson and Sossy Dombourian
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: ... one of 227 passengers 'was using STOLEN passport'

    03/08/2014 6:14:25 AM PST · by nuconvert · 87 replies
    -excerpt- Louis Maraldi, 37, from Cesena, was named as one of the passengers on board the plane. However, reports in Italy have confirmed that he was NOT on board and that he had reported his passport stolen last August.
  • Vietnam media: Navy confirms flight MH370 crashed into the sea [disputed account]

    03/07/2014 9:28:46 PM PST · by barmag25 · 281 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 3/8/14 | Yahoo Newsroom
    UPDATE [12:37]: Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed the plane crashed into the ocean. According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. When contacted, Malaysia Airlines declined to confirm or deny the reports, saying that the Malaysian authorities are working together with the Vietnamese government on the matter. Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports that China has dispatched two maritime rescue ships to help locate the missing plane.
  • Conspiracy theories spiral around MH370s disappearance

    03/08/2014 7:18:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Lee Shi-Ian
    --SNIP-- Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi was asked about the possibility of terrorism as the cause for MH370's disappearance. A foreign reporter asked Aziz whether MH370 had been lost due to foul play. "We cannot reveal too many details about our security," Aziz said. "We have reviewed the closed-circuit television video footage pertaining to passengers and their baggages." "So far, we are satisfied with everything," he said. --SNIP-- Malaysia Airlines said that the plane took off at 12.41am Malaysia time, and that the plane disappeared from air traffic control radar in Subang, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, at...
  • Russia Seeks Access to Bases in Eight Countries for Its Ships and Bombers

    02/28/2014 4:25:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/28/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) At a time of escalated tensions with the West over Ukraine, Russia says it is negotiating with eight governments around the world for access to military facilities, to enable it to extend its long-range naval and strategic bomber capabilities. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday the military was engaged in talks with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Algeria, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Vietnam and Singapore. We need bases for refueling near the equator, and in other places, ITAR-Tass quoted him as saying. Russia is not looking to establish bases in those locations, but to reach agreement to use facilities there when...
  • "Glory Drenched In Blood Will Pave Chinas Road To Revitalization"

    02/27/2014 9:51:14 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/27/2014 | Dai Xu
    Some very disturbing thoughts are laid out in this blog post written by Dai Xu. He is a Chinese author, social commentator, and the president of Marine Institute For Security And Cooperation, he also a professor at the National Defense University. First posted in the US China Perception Monitor. The year 2013 was a year without fighting, but there was a strong potential for conflict. This year, the impact of local wars on the world situation is much more serious than in previous years. This year, the U.S. behaved very arrogantly, and Obamas intentions were unclear; the Middle East retreated,...
  • Disabled Vietnam vet, 70, shot in the stomach by police

    02/27/2014 9:09:04 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 48 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 26, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A disabled Vietnam vet was shot in the stomach by police in South Carolina as he reached for his cane during a traffic stop...[snip...The 24-year-old deputy believed the elderly man was trying to grab a rifle from the back of his pick up truck and fired at him, with one bullet striking Mr Canipe.
  • Jane Fonda, 76, Faces Mortality With Tears

    02/26/2014 10:10:07 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2/25/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    and activist Jane Fonda has revealed that at 76 shes become increasingly aware of her own mortality and admits that she constantly finds herself crying over "the smallest things." In an emotional and sometimes eccentric blog entry titled "Crying" on her website, JaneFonda.com, the actress says, "How come pretty things, kind deeds, sad stories, acts of courage, good news, someones flax of insight, all get me crying or, at least, tearing up?" Editors Note: Rogue Investor Exposes Secret 250% Calendar. See The Trades In the blog entry, Fonda didn't reference her political activism, including protesting the Vietnam War. She...
  • Russia Seeks Several Military Bases Abroad Defense Minister

    02/26/2014 5:31:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    RIANOVOSTI ^ | 26 Feb 2014
    MOSCOW, February 26 (RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to expand its permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases in a number of foreign countries, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday. Shoigu said the list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries. The talks are under way, and we are close to signing the relevant documents, Shoigu told reporters in Moscow. The minister added that the negotiations cover not only military bases but also visits to ports in such countries on favorable conditions as well as the opening of refueling sites for...
  • 'I have so little time left!' Jane Fonda, 76, she comes to terms with her own mortality

    02/24/2014 7:55:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2014 | Colette Fahy
    She may not look anywhere near her 76 years but Jane Fonda says she is well aware of her age. The Hollywood legend who has made her career in an industry which isn't exactly kind to aging actresses - admits she has been brought to tears on more than one occasion recently as she comes to terms with her own mortality. In a thoughtful blog post entitled 'Crying', which has since been removed, Jane wrote: '[I've been thinking], how come my tears are so close to the surface? And Ive come to feel it has to do with age....
  • Obama OKs nuke deal with Vietnam (sale of nuclear fuel and technology only)

    02/24/2014 4:09:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    President Obama signed off Monday on a controversial civilian nuclear deal with Vietnam. The cooperation agreement with the communist nation allows the U.S. to sell nuclear fuel and technology to its former foe. It aims to help guarantee Vietnams' energy independence as China asserts a more prominent role in the region. I have determined that the performance of the Agreement will promote, and will not constitute an unreasonable risk to, the common defense and security, Obama wrote in a memo for the secretaries of State and Energy. The deal aims to get Vietnam to import the fuel it needs for...
  • US v China: is this the new cold war?

    02/21/2014 10:47:07 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    FT ^ | February 20, 2014 10:52 pm | Geoff Dyer
    (snip) China does not have a grand imperial plan to invade its neighbours, in the way the Soviets did. But in any country with a rapidly growing military one that is flexing its muscles and is involved in a score of unresolved territorial disputes there is always the risk that its leaders might be tempted by some sort of military solution, the lure of a quick win that would reorder the regional balance. If China and its neighbours all believe that the US has a credible plan for a conflict, this both deters any eventual Chinese adventurism and...
  • Need Freeper Recommendations On Vietnam War Info Sources/sites/books

    02/20/2014 2:20:18 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 34 replies
    2/20/2014
    My child is doing a paper on the reasons we were unable to stop communism from spreading to South Vietnam. I was hoping you could suggest some good sources/websites/books for a young conservative interested in the real story of Vietnam. I remember one site on FR years ago ("helicopter pilot" or something) that had all kinds of polls showing things were opposite from what Hollywood would have you believe like: support for the war was high, that service members were proud, that returning vets were less likely to use drugs/commit crimes, etc etc.
  • When Hollywood's right wing was cool

    02/13/2014 8:38:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2014 | Dr. Timothy Stanley
    For those who didn't know much about Shirley Temple, her passing this week revealed two surprises. First, that her post-Hollywood career was dominated by public service. She ran (unsuccessfully) for Congress in 1967, served as a representative to the United Nations and was ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. And second, she was a Republican. She was that rarest of things nowadays: a Hollywood star who admitted to voting for the GOP. Today, Hollywood appears uniformly liberal. But once upon a time, things were different. While researching my forthcoming book on Hollywood and politics, I was surprised to discover how many...
  • McDonald's opens first location in Vietnam

    02/09/2014 5:54:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 101 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | february 9, 2014 | david harding
    America is back in Vietnam. McDonald's has opened its first restaurant in the communist-controlled country. It is based in Ho Chi Minh and is even run by the prime minister's son-in-law, reports the BBC citing AFP. Henry Nguyen, who is married to the daughter of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, flipped burgers while growing up in the U.S.
  • Fiddler on the Hoof Reset This

    02/07/2014 2:57:53 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 26 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/7/14 | Mark Steyn
    John Kerry played the same old card he always plays - Vietnam: I have to tell you, my friend, I've been, quote, attacked before - by people using real bullets, not words. This would be a pretty funny line from the characteristically tin-eared Kerry applied to almost anyone from the Belgian Deputy Tourism Minister on up. But it's especially hilarious directed at Mr Bennett, who's a veteran of two of Israel's toughest special-forces units and could undoubtedly kill the Secretary of State with his bare hands were he minded so to do.
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: Ive been 'attacked before by people using real bullets'

    02/05/2014 6:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel. For Israel there is an increasing delegitimizing campaign that has been building up, Kerry said, without condemning the effort. People are very sensitive to it. There are talks of boycotts and other kinds of things. In response, Israels economy minister Naftali Bennett harshly criticized Kerrys failure to speak out against the...