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Generals and President divided on use of “boots” in Iraq

Generals and President divided on use of “boots” in Iraq

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Washington Post, by way of the Stars & Stripes, they describe the tug-of-war between the White House and the Pentagon over the use of troops in Iraq; [A] series of military leaders have criticized the president’s approach against the Islamic State militant group. Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who served under Obama until […]

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The Ebola issue

The Ebola issue

| September 19, 2014 | 15 Comments

As it stands right now, I have mixed opinions about how to handle the Ebola question. On one hand, the way that this outbreak is going on is a serious concern. The World Health Organization made a statement that it expects the number of new Ebola outbreaks to increase exponentially. But also in the number […]

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8 Ebola education team members killed in Guinea

8 Ebola education team members killed in Guinea

| September 19, 2014 | 8 Comments

Pinto Nag sends us a link to Reuters which reports that eight members of an Ebola education team were found murdered in Guinea when they were trying to teach people how to avoid getting the deadly disease. “The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their throats slit,” Damantang Albert […]

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Guest Post: 20 years ago today:  Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti

Guest Post: 20 years ago today: Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti

| September 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

A guest post from Martinjmpr; The “big” wars get all the press. Books, movies, television programs and other elements of pop culture devote their attention to the major military operations of the day. The mundane, minor, brush-fire conflicts are barely mentioned at the time and quickly forgotten afterwards. It was 20 years ago today that […]

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LE Bulletin: ISIS encourages jihad attacks in US

LE Bulletin: ISIS encourages jihad attacks in US

| September 19, 2014 | 21 Comments

Someone sent us this link to Fox News last night in regards to a threat to the troops in CONUS by jihadists; In one example cited in the bulletin, a British jihadist encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and LinkedIn to find and target soldiers. “You could literally search for soldiers, […]

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Australians crack down on jihadists

Australians crack down on jihadists

| September 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

Our buddy, Aunty Brat, sends us a link to the news that the Australian authorities got wind of a plot to randomly snatch citizens off the street and publicly behead them, for whatever reason. According to Homeland Security Newswire, it didn’t work so well for our goat-loving friends. The planned public attack would have been […]

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Friday morning feel good story

Friday morning feel good story

| September 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

The first story this morning comes from MrBill who sends this nugget from San Antonio; The shooter was sitting in a truck when the man who was killed, who has not been identified, approached him, police said. The man, who was in his 20s, ordered the shooter to get out of the vehicle, claiming to […]

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Huh? Oh Well…

Huh? Oh Well…

| September 18, 2014 | 18 Comments

There are polls, and then there are polls.  Rasmussen has a nominally fine reputation, but, “While Great Britain is holding its breath today to see if the Scots vote for independence, most Americans (51%) have no opinion about the referendum and only 33% think most of their fellow countrymen can even locate Scotland on a map.” […]

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