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  • Syrian Kurds bomb Turkish army base near Afrin, casualties reported

    05/25/2017 10:03:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Dilber Issa
    Kurdish fighters of the YPG in Afrin, northwest Syria. Photo: ARA News Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Thursday shelled a Turkish army base near Afrin district northwest of Aleppo, military sources reported.“In response to the Turkish aggression against our people in Afrin, the YPG targeted headquarters of Turkey’s military with heavy artillery,” a YPG spokesman told ARA News. At least one Turkish soldier was killed and several others wounded in the bombardment.“The clashes continued between the YPG and Turkish troops over the past few days after the latter entered Afrin countryside in a bid to...
  • Explosion at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, Casualties Confirmed

    11/11/2016 9:29:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    abc ^ | 11/11/2016 | David Caplan
    A US official tells ABC News at least 11 have been wounded, by likely a vehicle-borne improved explosive device. An Afghan official tells ABC News that US forces have cordoned off the air base, located in northeastern Afghanistan, about an hour north of Kabul.
  • Death Toll, Iraq vs. Syria

    09/23/2016 7:40:17 PM PDT · by keat · 18 replies
    vanity | September 23, 2016 | self
    Between 2003 and 2009 the Iraq war resulted in 109,032 deaths, which included 66,081 civilian deaths. George W. Bush's war is widely considered to be a disaster. In comparison, Obama's Syrian war has produced 470,000 deaths to date with civilian deaths estimated at north of 100,000. It's also produced a global refugee crisis and multiplied terror attacks around the world most notably the U.S. I call it Obama's war because, (a) he started it with his petulant and ill-advised Arab Spring movement, and (b) he greatly prolonged it through inaction and indecisiveness, which has emboldened Russia. Just a little tidbit...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • BREAKING: Truck Drives Into Crowd During Bastille Day In Nice, France; Casualties Reported

    07/14/2016 2:40:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 108 replies
    Breaking911.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Staff
    According to initial reports, multiple injuries have been reported at the scene. Unconfirmed reports state that 10 have been pronounced dead at arrival. A reporter at the scene said: “There are people in blood everywhere” BREAKING: Truck Drives Into Crowd During Bastille Day In Nice, France.
  • Walter Williams: Challenges for Black People

    07/11/2016 9:40:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Creatots Syndicate ^ | July 13, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    President Barack Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us "a nation of cowards" because we were unwilling to have a "national conversation" about race. The truth of the matter is there's been more than a half-century of conversations about race. We do not need more. Instead, black people need to have frank conversations among ourselves, no matter how uncomfortable and embarrassing the topics may be. Among the nation's most dangerous cities are Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, Memphis, Milwaukee, Birmingham, Newark, Cleveland and Philadelphia. These once-thriving cities are...
  • Under Obama: 8 Islamic Terror Attacks That Could Have Been Prevented

    06/14/2016 4:07:11 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/14/2017 | Staff
    With the massacre in Orlando, Fla., Islamic terrorists have now killed 91 and injured more than 370 on U.S. soil since President Obama took office. Yet Obama still refuses to admit that radical Islam is a threat. Could this explain why his administration keeps missing warnings signs that could have prevented these attacks?
  • Trading With The Enemy (As Iran helps kill our troops, multinationals do biz with both sides)

    07/26/2011 11:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2011 | Mark D. Wallace
    It may not be politically expedient to admit, but Iran is engaged in a live, "hot" war with the United States and its NATO allies -- even as we continue to do business with it. US officials have recently detailed Iran's latest hostile military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the training and arming of insurgent groups directly responsible for the death of many Americans on the battlefield.
  • US ambassador to Pakistan met with Code Pink, discussed ‘classified’ drone casualty counts

    11/05/2012 4:23:39 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Richard Hoagland, the acting U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, discussed with Code Pink and anti-Israel activists what he said was classified information, during an October 3 meeting with the groups in Islamabad. Code Pink, a liberal anti-war organization known for disrupting Republican and conservative public events, uploaded a video of the meeting to an Internet video sharing website on Oct. 5. Realizing what he had said, Hoagland told the activist gathering: “I probably just, you know, got into big trouble with what I just said.”
  • The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL’s Father

    11/10/2013 2:58:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2013 | John Ransom
    There was a time when America’s Commander-In-Chief held a certain poise, a refinement of manner, a humble je ne sais quoi. And nothing could be more important to the families of America’s soldiers than assurance that the lives of their sons and daughters are valued above everything except the liberty they defend. Aaron Carson Vaughn, a member of the elite SEAL Team VI special forces once wrote a note of assurance to his concerned parents about his chain of command saying, “They won’t let me die.” This week, America honors her heroes in recognizing Veterans Day, including our brave SEALs....
  • John Kerry 'absolutely certain' Syria using chemical weapons on civilians

    06/17/2015 2:07:11 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 26 replies
    UPI.Com ^ | June 16, 2015 at 4:16 PM | By Danielle Haynes
    WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday he's "absolutely certain" that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against civilians. Since the beginning of Syria's civil war in 2011, there have been a number of accusations that Assad has employed the use of gas chemicals against rebels and civilians. Most recently, Human Rights Watch said it found evidence the government used chemical weapons in the Idlib governate in attacks spanning two weeks in March. "I am absolutely certain -- we are certain -- that the preponderance of those attacks have been carried out...
  • More than 300,000 people killed in Syria since 2011

    06/09/2015 7:49:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | June 9, 2015 | FRED LAMBERT
    DAMASCUS, Syria, June 9 (UPI) -- A human rights observer group says more than 320,000 people have been killed in the Syrian Civil War since 2011. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it documented 230,618 deaths in the Syrian Civil War between March 2011, when the conflict began, and June 8, 2015.
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/25/2015 8:09:28 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 33 replies
    Self | May 25, 2015 | Self
    My greatest contact with these men started about age nine when my dad began taking me out golfing on the weekends. There was a man who used the first golf cart I ever saw, because as a brigade commander of the 41th infantry in New Guinea he was debilitated by sickness. I remember one fairly good golfer who had kind of a weird back swing, because he was crippled while serving with the Big Red One in Sicily. I often ended up as a dishwasher at Michelbook Country Club. I noticed the chef always limped as he moved around the...
  • Soviet War Dead [Infographic]

    05/09/2015 6:36:22 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2015 | Vadim Erlikman
    Soviet War Dead [Infographic] Population Losses in the 20th Century: A Reference. Key Civilian Dead Military Dead Deaths as % of 1940 population
  • Bill Whittle: American Deserter

    03/29/2015 1:20:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 3-29-2015 | Bill Whittle
    The first time most of us heard the name Bowe Bergdahl was when President Obama stood with his parents in the Rose Garden, announcing that after having been captured in Afghanistan in June, 2009 he was going to be released – traded, as it turns out, for five top-level terrorists being held in Guantanamo Bay. It’s funny how hindsight works. I’ve known several military families in my day, but Bergdahl’s parents – his father especially – not only did not strike me as a military dad: he struck me as man who had never put on a tie in...
  • U.S. Exaggerates Islamic State Casualties [Bloomberg Link Only]

    03/13/2015 11:41:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | March 13, 2013 | Eli Lake & Josh Rogin
    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-13/did-kerry-exaggerate-islamic-state-casualties-
  • Why Both Sides Are Lying About the Death Toll in Ukraine

    01/20/2015 10:33:58 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Conflict News ^ | 1-19-2015 | Michael Cruickshank
    Currently, according to the latest UN reports and official statements in recent days from both sides, the number of dead in the War in Ukraine now stands at over 5000. Of course, while this figure is the official toll, there are unfortunately many reasons for us to doubt its veracity. Sadly, the truth is that both sides have been significantly under reporting the number of soldiers lost, and due to this fact the number of dead in the conflict is probably several thousand more than what is being officially reported. But what motivation do both sides have for this sort...
  • Afghan civilian casualties hit record high: United Nations

    12/20/2014 6:55:16 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    abc.au ^ | 12-21-2014
    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, a UN report says, highlighting worsening violence as US-led troops leave the country after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban. Casualties jumped 19 per cent by the end of November compared to the year before, with 3,188 civilians killed and 6,429 injured, the United Nation's Mission's for Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report. Ground fighting between troops and insurgent groups and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) remained leading causes of deaths and injuries, while the Taliban was accountable for 75 per cent of all civilian casualties, the report said....
  • 92% of Marine Casualties in Afghanistan War Occurred Under Obama

    10/29/2014 6:27:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 102 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/29/14 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) -- As U.S. Marines withdraw from Operation Enduring Freedom (the Afghanistan war), CNSNews.com's database on casualties shows that 418 Marines gave their lives in the conflict and that 92% of those casualties, 385 deaths, occurred since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. “U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces,” reported the Department of Defense on Oct. 27. “We lift off confident in the Afghans’ ability to secure the region,” said Army Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, commander of the...
  • Over 10,000 killed in Kiev’s punitive op - Ukrainian MPs

    08/08/2014 9:46:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 130 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 8-8-2014 | RT
    More than ten thousand people have been killed in Kiev’s punitive operation in southeastern Ukraine since April, said a Ukrainian parliamentary group. The MPs addressed the president urging to declassify information on citizens killed. The Ukrainian parliamentary group “For peace and stability” said on Friday that the figure was given by volunteer groups working in the east of the country, ITAR-TASS reported. “We have estimated that just in the first two weeks of July nearly 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the area of the ‘anti-terrorist operation’,” the group said in a statement in the Verhovnaya Rada (Ukraine’s parliament). “The...