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  • The Enemy Knows We’re In A World War, But We Don’t

    08/20/2014 10:48:46 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Christopher Holton
    With the emergence over the past 18 months of the Islamic State (IS), the West, led by the U.S., now finds itself in a world war, whether we want to believe it or not. The Islamic State is not simply an Iraqi problem or a Syrian problem. IS has metastasized into a worldwide organization with 20,000 recruits from Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, the U.S., Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Germany. Even worse, Jihadists from Boko Haram in Nigeria, Abu Sayyef in the Philippines, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Northwest Africa and...
  • Last of Original Group of Navajo Code Talkers Dies

    06/04/2014 12:36:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/04/2014 | Felicia Fonseca
    The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died. Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, 29 Navajos were recruited to develop the code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language. Nez was in 10th grade when he enlisted, keeping his decision a secret from his family and lying about his age, as did many others. "It's one of the greatest parts...
  • Suit seeks removal of Bladensburg cross

    03/13/2014 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/01/2014 | Michael E. Ruane
    The American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit last week in federal court in Maryland calling for the removal of Bladensburg’s 40-foot Memorial Peace Cross, which honors men from Prince George’s County who died during World War I. The association and three individual plaintiffs contend that the cross, which is on state property, violates the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. The cross was dedicated in 1925. ...One of the individual plaintiffs, Steven Lowe of Washington, contends that the cross "associates a Christian religious symbol with the state and gives the impression that the state supports and approves of...
  • Historian reveals the Second World War hero who inspired the creation of James Bond

    09/23/2012 9:43:19 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/23/12 | Jasper Copping
    He’s the dashing secret agent who surrounded himself with women, ruthlessly despatched his enemies and had a series of swashbuckling adventures. It is not James Bond but a real Second World War hero who has now been identified as the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s fictional creation. A new biography of Wing Commander Forest “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas, one of Britain’s greatest secret agents of the war, claims the writer based the character of 007 on the spy and recreated many of his real life experiences in his novels. Yeo-Thomas, who was known by the code name White Rabbit, was parachuted into occupied...
  • The town criers..

    02/04/2012 9:21:01 PM PST · by pickrell · 9 replies
    4 February 2012 | Ron Pickrell
    In the closing hours of World War 2, the Japanese found themselves in a fix. Increasingly Japanese citizens, who had been assured by their mainstream media that the war was practically won, emerged from the shelters after the latest bombings of their cities, and asked themselves, "If the week before last we annihilated the all of American carriers in the battle of Saipan... And last week we sank all of their remaining few ships off-shore of Iwo island. And yesterday we decisively destroyed their poorly defended airfields, then exactly why... today, is it us who are eating grass and burying...
  • Nazism And Communism, Whose Crimes Were Worse? Brief Reflection On History's Greatest Evils

    01/25/2012 10:46:29 PM PST · by stevelackner · 22 replies · 1+ views
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | January 25, 2012 | Steven W. Lackner
    Millions of innocent souls perished at the hands of Nazism and Communism. These ideologies are undoubtedly responsible for the greatest crimes in all of world history. The question of which ideology should be considered worse is discussed in a May 15, 2005 article in the New York Times by columnist and author Roger Cohen. Cohen’s article, "1945's Legacy: A Terror Defeated, Another Arrives" (see http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E6DC1E30F936A25756C0A9639C8B63), analyzes the possible answers to this question without coming to a conclusion on the topic. He demonstrates the unique evils inherent in the history of both. He importantly points out that when it comes to...
  • Gerald Celente Says History Is Repeating: First Comes Depression, Then World War

    02/04/2011 8:49:19 AM PST · by blam · 73 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-4-2011 | Gus Lubin
    Gerald Celente Says History Is Repeating: First Comes Depression, Then World War Gus Lubin Feb. 4, 2011, 11:05 AM Trend forecaster Gerald Celente says his theory that history is repeating is coming true. Specifically he points to austerity riots and food riots as manifestations of the sort of tensions that led to the Second World War, in an interview with King World News. "The experts… are saying what's going on in Tunisia and Egypt, this is going on in Arab nations. Nah, this is the beginning of something much greater. Figure it out. Civil wars to regional wars to world...
  • Evil's Greatest Emissary, Adolf Hitler, Died on this Date (but war between good and evil continues)

    04/30/2010 7:45:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 589+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 04/30/2010 | Harold Witkov
    On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide and met his Maker. If his dream of world conquest and subsequent "Thousand-Year Reich" had been achieved, there would be no Jews and no Israel today. Our world would be without Slavs, gypsies, Communists, the mentally ill, the physically disabled, homosexuals, and "dissenters" of every kind. Everyone would be driving a Volkswagen, and the government would be running everything, including health care. Adolf Hitler demonstrated that one does not need atomic or nuclear weapons to be responsible for the murder of more than fifty million people. Adolf Hitler taught us that tyrants...
  • German victim is first to break silence on Red Army rapists after 65 years

    02/28/2010 5:45:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies · 1,652+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2010 | Allan Hall
    A German woman has become the first of an estimated 2million victims of rape by Soviet soldiers in the Second World War to break the taboo on talking publicly about the crimes. Gabriele Koepp's book Why Did I Have To Be A Girl, about the rapes carried out by the Red Army as they marched on Berlin, is the first to be published under a victim's real name. The soldiers were encouraged by their leader Josef Stalin to regard the crime as a spoil of war after Hitler's invasion had left 26million Russians dead.
  • Marian Visionary Warns 2010 Start of Fatima Chastisement (Catholic Caucus ONLY)

    02/04/2010 6:51:28 AM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 3,248+ views
    BIN ^ | February 3, 2010 | Rick Obrien
    A visionary from the Philippines, Duke Puntalangit,  warns that the Fatima chastisements will begin this year 2010.  According to the visionary, the Middle East crisis will eventually result into an all out war in that region, afterwhich,  a revolution originating from Russia, will engulf Europe.  This series of events will cause chaos and bloodshed in all major cities in Europe, the global economy will plunge deeper, consequently giving the window of opportunity for Russia and China to execute militarily against Europe and the US.   Puntalangit warns that mankind has entered a point of no return and that the chastisements...
  • WWII bomb found, 2000 evacuated

    12/10/2008 5:32:07 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 15 replies · 817+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 10 Dec., 2008 | The Times of India
    WARSAW: Police say 2,000 people have been evacuated after a huge, unexploded World War II bomb was found in the centre of the southwest Polish city of Wroclaw. Wroclaw police spokesman Krzysztof Zaporowski says downtown residents, kindergarten students and town hall employees have been evacuated to allow explosive experts to dig out the 1-ton bomb and take it to a testing range to be detonated. Zaporowski says workers found the bomb on Wednesday during road work. Unexploded bombs from World War II are still found frequently in Poland more than 60 years after the conflict ended.
  • President Obama: How Bad Will It Be?

    11/05/2008 7:51:34 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 76 replies · 5,793+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 5 Nov 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Let us take two sources – the statements made by Barack Obama as a candidate and the lessons of history – combine them and make some predictions. The results are not pretty. These three results -- a new World War, a new Great Depression, and permanent damage to the Constitution – are given in decreasing order of damage to the United States. That happens to be the reverse of their odds of happening. Though to me, as a student of the US Constitution, the last item is still critically bad. Based on his repeated comments about Iran and Pakistan, Obama...
  • France's most famous WWII museum holds a "inside job" conference on 911

    09/20/2008 12:14:46 PM PDT · by drzz · 18 replies · 917+ views
    The well-known WII museum of Normandy, France, authorized within its walls a conference organized by the extremists who pretend 911 was an inside job. Held on September 16, 2008, the conference features several commentators, from the one attributing the 911 attacks to the neocons to the one saying it was the jews. The "Memorial de Caen" was built to commemorate the millions of Allies who landed in France in 1944 to liberate the country.
  • World War II US D-Day invasion tank unearthed in France

    06/05/2008 11:36:34 AM PDT · by BGHater · 40 replies · 3,287+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 04 June 2008 | Telegraph
    An American tank that formed part of the 1944 D-Day invasion force was discovered buried under a street in northern France. French bomb disposal experts were brought in to ensure the military vehicle posed no danger before it was dug out from its muddy grave in near perfect condition. Council workers came across the M5 tank as they carried out routine repairs to the road in Chartres, 55 miles south-west of Paris. It is thought the tank from the 31st Tank Battalion formed part of the invasion force that liberated France from the Nazis more than six decades ago. Residents...
  • We can't wait for Hillary (to deal with Iran)

    11/23/2007 12:22:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 176+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | November 6, 2007 | Jonathan Tobin
    This past summer during one of the last episodes of HBO's mega-hit "The Sopranos," A.J., the whiny suicidal son of the show's mafia boss anti-hero, was heard to worry about what he saw as the certain bombing of Iran by President Bush. "You don't know that," his mafia princess sister responded. Though this stray snippet, which was widely noted in reviews of the show, did not offer any clues as to the fate of the fictional leaders of the North Jersey mafia, it may have heralded the beginning of a new twist on what it means to be "anti-war" in...
  • Venezuela’s Chavez offers George W. Bush to seek help in asylum

    11/22/2007 10:57:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 445+ views
    Pravda ^ | November 21, 2007 | Dmitry Sudakov
    Venezuelan President released another attention-catching remark about his long-time foe U.S. President George W. Bush. Chavez also attacked Spanish King Juan Carlos I, with whom he had recently come into conflict in Chile’s capital Santiago. Chavez blasted the U.S. and Spanish leaders visiting Paris and Lisbon, ITAR-TASS reports. The Venezuelan president stated in Paris that George W. Bush should be placed in an asylum for his comments about a possibility to start Third World War if Iran developed nuclear weapons. In Lisbon Chavez said that the Spanish King could not make up with the fact that Latin American countries (former...
  • Armenians Are Hot

    10/16/2007 4:42:10 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies · 2,607+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10-16-07 | Alec Mouhibian
    I never thought the day would come. But here it is! Being an Armenian -- like playing women's basketball at Rutgers, losing money on Enron, and contracting AIDS in Africa before it -- is now relevant and topical. Hell, yes. I feel so damn temporarily important, and I wouldn't trade it for having sold steroids to sluggers or resisted arrest in Los Angeles or, for that matter, having rented storefront from Barney Frank. Bask, fellow Armenians! Bask. Ours is the world and all that's in it -- and, which is more, we'll have a hairy son. Lest you've been comatose...
  • Filipinos fight to be recognized as U.S. vets

    09/05/2007 10:41:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 93 replies · 1,208+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | September 5, 2007 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE
    They lived in the Philippines, but they were members of the U.S. armed forces. More than 200,000 of them fought during World War II. Tens of thousands died before the final hard-won triumph over Japan. But in the decades following the war, the title of U.S. veteran -- and resulting compensation -- has eluded them.  Now, Filipino-American World War II veterans, aided by their adult children, have stepped up a decades-long fight to get Congress to recognize them as bona fide U.S. veterans – a move that would qualify them for VA benefits."Our community has been lobbying for this...
  • The Genocide Generals: secret recordings explode the myth they knew nothing about the Holocaust

    07/22/2007 2:26:50 PM PDT · by BGHater · 89 replies · 3,213+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 July 2007 | ANDREW ROBERTS
    Below is a rare picture of Hitler briefing his top brass. For years they claimed to know nothing about the Holocaust. But now extraordinary secret recordings - made by the British - explode that myth for ever ... During the latter half of World War II, the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) undertook a massive clandestine operation of which the full, extraordinary details are only now coming to light. Between 1942 and 1945, a section of SIS - known as MI19 - secretly recorded no fewer than 64,427 conversations between captured German generals and other senior officers, all without their...
  • Pennsylvania man bestowed with knighthood[France-WWII]

    06/18/2007 10:08:45 AM PDT · by BGHater · 3 replies · 468+ views
    ALLIED NEWS ^ | 14 June 2007 | Felicia A. Petro
    His WWII unit was key in saving French towns In a log cabin nestled in the woods in Jackson Township lives a French knight. Lawrence Benek is an American first, however. But the French have their ways of finding out things – and they used them to learn about Benek, 84, for the knighthood. Jean-Pierre Allex-Lyoudi, French consul general to the U.S., knew Benek’s military history – from his arrival in France during World War II to how his best friend, Charles “Charlie” Hancock, died in Austria. Lyoudi spoke about Benek’s life at a chapel ceremony on April 26 at...
  • Merchant Marine was vital to war effort

    06/18/2007 9:56:37 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 342+ views
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | 10 June 2007 | James V. Shannon
    The Times-News Memorial Day editorial made us proud. But its definition of the World War II veterans as "soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines," though technically accurate -- we were all sailors -- fell short of defining we men of the Merchant Marine. The U.S. Merchant Marine consists of all of the ships in commercial service registered under the U.S. flag and manned by American men and women. In peacetime, it carries what you have to where you want it to be. In wartime, it joins the other services and operates under the direction of the U.S. Navy to do the...
  • Assassins Mace! China to strike US [book review]

    06/12/2007 9:21:01 PM PDT · by ConspiracyTheorist · 35 replies · 1,081+ views
    It seems that we are all on the verge of World War 3. A war with China and its evil axis is a definite in the coming years. At least that is what you may come to believe after reading Evan Pedone's new book Assassin's Mace. Pedone apparently did research on the matter of the Assassin's Mace. This weapon is a secret weapon designed to neutralize the advantage of a superior foe, in this case it would be the United States of America. This book comes at a good time and is definitely what I would consider perfect for bringing...
  • World Terrorism: News, History and Research Of A Changing World #8 Security Watch

    04/15/2007 4:43:46 PM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 5,267 replies · 23,790+ views
    Europe's bio-threat readiness questioned Image: European Community Europe discusses how to prepare itself in the face of bio-terrorism threats and "perversions" of science, not to mention naturally occurring bio-threats to human health. By Brooks Tigner in Brussels for ISN Security Watch (11/04/07) The EU must work much closer with its 27 national capitals and across the Atlantic to combat the growing threat of bio-terrorism, according to EU and US policymakers and scientists. The European Commission aims to fire up discussion of the issue and prompt some solutions when it issues a consultative document on bio-preparedness in the coming weeks. While...
  • Diary reveals Hirohito war doubts

    03/09/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 35 replies · 1,202+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Steve Jackson
    Did Hirohito play an active part in planning and conducting the war? Japanese emperor Hirohito expressed doubts about going to war with China in the 1930s and 40s, extracts from a diary of one of his advisers reveal. They show Hirohito was afraid the Soviet Union would intervene. The diary by Kuraji Ogura, who worked as a chamberlain to Hirohito in World War II, was found recently and parts have been published in Japan's media. The full text may help solve the debate about how much responsibility the emperor had for Japan's wartime action. South Pacific visit The document...
  • Germans demand compensation from Poland over war losses (see pictures)

    12/15/2006 11:52:25 AM PST · by lizol · 99 replies · 3,392+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 15/12/2006
    Germans demand compensation from Poland over war losses A German group has filed claims against Poland with a European court over property lost in the aftermath of World War II, a member said today. The Prussian Claims Society, which represents some Germans who were expelled from Poland after the war ended, filed the complaint with the European Court of Human Rights, the society’s deputy leader Gerwald Stanko said. “Twenty-two individual complaints have gone to the European Court of Human Rights,” Stanko said. He said the aim was to secure either compensation or the return of property. The Prussian Claims Society...
  • EXCLUSIVE: BRITAIN'S LAST WITCH TRIAL[UK]

    12/06/2006 6:27:01 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 7 replies · 727+ views
    Mirror ^ | 06 Dec 2006 | David Edwards
    In 1944, medium Helen Duncan became the last woman in Britain to be convicted of witchcraft when one of her seances exposed a government attempt to cover up the deaths of 861 sailors. Now, campaigners aim to clear her name It started much the same as her other seances. With a chilling moan and strange white substance leaking from her mouth, Helen Duncan began communicating with the dead... But suddenly, the eerie calm was pierced by a police whistle and officers piled into the house, in Portsmouth, Hants, to arrest Britain's top medium. The following morning Helen, known as Hellish...
  • Russia Marks 65th Anniversary of Crucial WWII Battle Victory

    12/05/2006 10:35:06 PM PST · by DTAD · 5 replies · 550+ views
    Russia celebrates the 65th anniversary of the counteroffensive beginning in the Second World War on December 5, the Itar-Tass news agency reports. It has been 65 years since the counteroffensive was launched on December 5, 1941 along the front from Kalinin (Tver) to Yelets. Historians consider the 1941-1942 Battle of Moscow to be one of the most outstanding operations in the Second World War and a key turn in the course of the war. The battles continued 200 days and involved over seven million men and officers, 53,000 field guns and mortars, 6,500 tanks and over 3,000 warplanes on both...
  • Gingrich warns of third world war, dictators

    10/10/2006 10:02:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,060+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/10/06 | James Burger
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich headlined a luncheon in downtown Bakersfield Monday, stumping for congressional candidate and California Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy. He warned a third World War is coming and the United States needs to take the fight to the terrorists and dictatorships. "We have real enemies," he said. "If they can get a nuclear or biological weapon they will use it." Gingrich suggested running three national emergency response drills each year to simulate nuclear strikes or chemical weapon attacks on a major American city. That should convince the American public that the threat must be met...
  • 'My body’s kind of rickety' ... Canadian vet won't make it back to Vimy Ridge

    10/03/2006 6:05:35 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 17 replies · 969+ views
    The Chronicle Herald ^ | October 3, 2006 | Chris Lambie
    'My body’s kind of rickety' One of three Great War vets left says he’ll miss Vimy ceremony By Chris Lambie The Chronicle Herald October 3, 2006 Veterans Affairs Canada is sending 300 people to Europe next year for a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917. But none of Canada’s three surviving First World War veterans plans to attend. "My mind is OK, but my body’s kind of rickety," said John Babcock, 106, who lives at home in Spokane, Wash., with his wife Dorothy. Mr. Babcock lied about his age to join the...
  • Is Goering's Nazi loot in bowels of Ulster museum?

    09/03/2006 3:08:36 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 8 replies · 848+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 03 Sep 2006 | Stephen Breen
    The Ulster Museum was last night at the centre of a probe into a famous painting that's suspected of being plundered by Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering. Leading art detective Clemens 'Fifty Per Cent' Toussaint is set to travel to Belfast in a bid to establish if the museum's most prized Flemish painting - St Christopher Carrying The Christ Child - was stolen by Hitler's right-hand man during the Second World War. If the millionaire French art sleuth proves Jacob Jordaens' 17th century masterpiece - previously owned by Dutch art collector Jacques Goudstikker - was looted by Goering, the museum...
  • Paris Shuts makeshift Airport Muslim "Prayer" Rooms

    08/06/2006 11:41:34 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 33 replies · 1,641+ views
    WINKtv.com ^ | Aug 6th 2006 | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS- Police have shut down makeshift Muslim prayer rooms at Paris' two main airports after they came under scrutiny following a far-right politician's allegations that Islamists were compromising security. Officials insist there was no threat. But the prayer sites set up by Muslim workers in cloak rooms, depots and other areas at Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports were quietly shuttered. There are three official prayer rooms still open at each airport, just as there are chapels for Christians and synagogues for Jews. A book published in May by Philippe de Villiers, a presidential hopeful who opposes Muslim immigration, said...
  • Kurils set to get massive funding

    08/03/2006 1:41:53 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 13 replies · 392+ views
    BBC ^ | August 3, 2006
    The Russian government has backed a 17bn-rouble ($630m) plan to develop the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The draft plan for 2007-15 aims to improve the islands' energy and transport infrastructure, including the construction of an all-weather airport. Russia has a long-standing territorial dispute with Japan over four Kuril islands, seized after World War II. Meanwhile, Russia plans to expand its restricted border zones that could be as big as in Soviet times, reports say. 'Ignored region' The government plans to spend nearly $1,000 for every resident of the chain of 56 Pacific islands a month - more...
  • Six Hindus killed, Ten wounded in Kashmir violence

    07/31/2006 5:35:06 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 6 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 31, 2006 | Staff
    SRINAGAR, India (AFP) - Six people were killed in shootings and 10 wounded in a grenade attack on a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims in Indian Kashmir, police and the army said. Indian troops shot dead four Muslim rebels during a fierce gunbattle near the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan. "The four were killed during a gunbattle that erupted late Sunday in the (northern) Gurez sector," army spokesman Hemant Joneja told AFP on Monday. He said the four were part of a group that had infiltrated into Indian Kashmir on Wednesday from across the Line of Control...
  • Arab Knesset Members Ordered to Leave Government Session

    07/31/2006 4:25:40 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 31 replies · 1,389+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Jul 31, 2006 | Staff
    <p>Three Arab Knesset members were removed from the Knesset on Monday after heckling government leaders during a session called to discuss the war on the northern border.</p> <p>Knesset member Ibrahim Sarsur called Defense Minister Amir Peretz a “war criminal” and together with two other Arab legislators, antagonized both peretz and opposition leader and Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu.</p>
  • Recalling 1916 blast that shook N.Y. Harbor

    07/30/2006 2:06:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,373+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 07.30.06 | RICHARD PYLE
    The sound of the blast was unearthly, and the tremor was felt 100 miles away in Philadelphia. The night sky over New York Harbor turned orange. From Bayonne to Brooklyn and beyond, people were jolted from bed as windows shattered within a radius of 25 miles. The Statue of Liberty, holding high its torch less than a mile from the epicenter, was damaged by a rain of red-hot shards of steel. On nearby Ellis Island, frightened immigrants were hastily evacuated to Manhattan. Ground zero itself -- a small island called Black Tom -- all but disappeared, "as if an atomic...
  • A Rectification Of Names

    07/30/2006 1:29:31 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 2 replies · 146+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | July 29, 2006 | Rand Simberg
    So, up in Seattle, a Muslim goes Jew hunting in a target-rich environment, killing one and wounding several others, all of them women, one of them pregnant (he almost got a twofer, there). Once again, we're assured by the authorities that there's no reason to think that this is terrorism. In fact, the police are now reportedly guarding the local mosques against "retaliation," ignoring the fact that the vast amount of such incidents seem to occur not against mosques (in which much hateful propaganda is propagated), but against synagogues. Stop and think about the absurdity of that for a moment....
  • Israel warns of ‘evil axis’ World War

    02/21/2006 1:49:24 PM PST · by Alouette · 85 replies · 1,850+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 21, 2006 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Israel’s UN envoy Gillerman warns of Hamas’ venture into politics, saying Islamic group is forming ‘axis of evil’ with Syria and Iran; Adds terror triangle likely to instigate first World War of the 21st century if not stopped WASHINGTON - Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Gillerman, on Tuesday warned of a new “terror axis” between Iran, Syria and Hamas, which could kick start “the first world war of the 21st century.” Addressing the U.N. Security Council on a quarterly session to discuss international terrorism, Gillerman asked council members if their governments would agree to al-Qaeda or the Kurdish...
  • Boy in Dallas suburb predicts start of WW III day before attacks

    12/06/2005 6:37:33 PM PST · by willyd · 83 replies · 1,919+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 2001 | By R.G. RATCLIFFE
    The day before terrorists attacked New York and Washington, a fifth-grader in a Dallas suburb told his teacher World War III would begin the next day, school officials have told the FBI. The boy was absent from school the day of the attacks, Sept. 11, and the following day, but has been at school since then, said Rhonda Lucich, a director of elementary education for the Garland Independent School District. Lucich said the boy approached his teacher on the afternoon of Sept. 10 and casually told her: "Tomorrow, World War III will begin. It will begin in the United States,...
  • U.S. pilot meets farmer who saved his life in '44

    11/29/2005 5:05:34 AM PST · by XR7 · 19 replies · 1,315+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/29/05 | Diane Pucin
    LAVANNES, France — The gesture was simple and unbidden. With two weathered fingers, French farmer Marcel Jonoux softly touched the lined forehead of Los Angeles amateur artist Gustave "Bud" Plochere. "Ah, bon," Jonoux said, tracing an old wound. "C'est bon." It was the second time the two men were meeting. This encounter Saturday was graced with laughter and storytelling, champagne toasts and an exchange of gifts. Dominique Dutartre, mayor of Lavannes, made Plochere an honorary citizen. Plochere presented Jonoux with a plaque. Each man thanked the other, and in the way of men who have seen so much, there were...
  • Egyptian [Death] Toll Hits 88; Mubarak Vows Hunt (with graphic photos)

    07/23/2005 12:17:44 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 102 replies · 2,815+ views
    SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - Egypt's president vowed Saturday to hunt down terrorists who unleashed a rapid series of car bombs and another blast in this Egyptian Red Sea resort, devastating a luxury hotel and a coffee shop and killing at least 88 people in the nation's deadliest terror attack. The early morning attacks, which used more than a half-ton of explosives, came just two days after the latest strikes in London and sent an already jittery world reeling again. At least 119 people were wounded, the Interior Ministry said. With two extremist groups claiming responsibility, Egypt tightened security at other...
  • Rules of conflict for a world war

    07/08/2005 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 30 replies · 803+ views
    Rules of conflict for a world war Efraim Halevi, THE JERUSALEM POST Jul. 7, 2005 The multiple, simultaneous explosions that took place today on the London transportation system were the work of perpetrators who had an operational capacity of considerable scope. They have come a long way since the two attacks of the year 1998 against the American embassies in Nairobi and Dar-Es-Salaam, and the aircraft actions of September 11, 2001. There was careful planning, intelligence gathering, and a sophisticated choice of timing as well as near-perfect execution. We are faced with a deadly and determined adversary who will stop...
  • Russia, the missing link in Britain's VE Day mythology

    05/10/2005 8:12:02 AM PDT · by kaiser80 · 23 replies · 765+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | 01 May 2005 | Norman Davies
    The story of ‘how we won the war’ has failed to give credit to the colossal – and costly – effort in the Soviet East to bring down Hitler, writes leading historian Norman Davies The celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the second world war are likely to be the most verbose, the least reflective and the last. In Moscow, politicians will be lining up to extract their pound of kudos from the main victory celebrations on offer. The host, President Putin, will say Soviet forces played the prime role in defeating Nazi Germany. This will...
  • Govt ups ante in gas field dispute

    04/01/2005 4:04:29 PM PST · by Bald Eagle777 · 12 replies · 663+ views
    The Yomuri Daily ^ | April 1, 2005 | The Yomiuri Shimbun (individual author withheld)
    The government said Friday gas deposits in Japanese waters were linked to the Chinese area of a contentious gas field in the East China Sea and threatened to grant drilling rights to domestic companies if Beijing did not stop projects in the area. China likely will begin drilling for the gas as early as summer, removing Japan's natural resources in the process. The government informed Beijing of the results of its investigation and issued a fervent demand that development in the area be halted. If Beijing does not accede to the request, the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry, under whose...
  • Singer defends attack on Swiss neutrality (Don't you just love equivocation...)

    02/13/2005 6:48:51 PM PST · by Cornpone · 11 replies · 496+ views
    expatica ^ | 14 Feb 2005 | expatica
    The chairman of the World Jewish Congress is refusing to take back his criticism of Swiss neutrality during the Second World War, which he has called a “crime”. However, Israel Singer said he could see that Switzerland was faced with no other choice at the time. In an interview with the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper, Singer maintained that the Swiss had still not fully learned their lesson from history. “If they had, they would not have been so enraged [by my initial comments],” he said. Singer criticised Swiss neutrality during a speech at a memorial event in Berlin last month...
  • Favoritw WWII movies

    11/12/2004 2:01:34 PM PST · by indiana_gop · 42 replies · 1,169+ views
    If this is not the right place to post this, please forgive me. With this being Labor Day, there are a lot of great war movies showing, (except Saving Private Ryan, in some cities.) I was just wondersing what everyones favorite WWII movies were.
  • Remember those who served then . . . support those who serve now

    11/11/2004 8:44:54 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 160+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 3, 2004 | Jim Bradford
  • My Flag, My Anthem

    11/11/2004 7:56:26 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 11, 2004 | Eugene Berton
    When you stand in front of your flag and listen to your anthem, what goes on before your mind's eye? Possibly not much, because there is no immediate attachment. You do not sense any pride, or should I say deep pride. Would you stand there with a tear in your eye and a swelling of your chest? Not likely. There have been no events to make it so. On Remembrance Day as you stand in front of a cenotaph, what is seen in those memorials that should make you hold your breath? Not much. . . . . To read...
  • Veterans of World War II's 'Market Garden' honored

    09/19/2004 7:47:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 477+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/19/04 | Toby Sterling - AP
    OOSTERBEEK, Netherlands (AP) - Sixty years ago, the skies above the Dutch countryside filled with the white silk of parachutes of 30,000 Allied troops while tanks rolled up from Belgium along a narrow road that became known as "Hell's Highway." In the legendary "Market Garden" operation, which began Sept. 17th, 1944, a massive force that was supposed to end World War II found it had attempted to go "a bridge too far." A ceremony Sunday commemorated the heroic but doomed assault with Dutch schoolchildren raising flowers above their heads before laying them on the graves of the 1,750 Allied soldiers...
  • World War and 2 by 4 Update

    09/01/2004 9:58:50 PM PDT · by LifeTrek · 2 replies · 268+ views
    Honing the Passage | September 1, 2004 | David K. Kittel
    The religion of peace (yea right!) gets it - but the Dem's still don't! We are at war people and they know how to fight it! The patience of these people is a never ending resource - after all they have waited hundreds of years for this opportunity! From Healing Irag:Mohammed Bashar Al-Faidhy, spokesman of the Association of Muslim Scholars, addressed the 'Iraqi resistance' in an open message at a press conference broadcast by the Arab satellite channels yesterday. "To our brothers in the Islamic Army of Iraq. We wish to inform you that we totally understand the extreme rage...
  • It's a World War

    03/13/2004 7:13:09 PM PST · by Piranha · 63 replies · 552+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 14, 2003 | Anonymous
    From Bali, Casablanca, and Manhattan to Moscow, New Delhi, and Madrid, the evidence is too vast, clear, and appalling to ignore: The world is at war. Having been in the thick of this mayhem longer than others, Israel is routinely asked by states victimized by terrorism to help in a variety of aspects, from intelligence gathering and targeted killings to bomb detection and corpse identification. The victims are, of course, doing well to seek such assistance in Israel, and Israel is right in offering it. However, besides such technical aid there is a mental syndrome that frequently afflicts new terrorism...