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BOMBS AWAY!

April 5 2013
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KOREAN MISSILES Range Hwasong 5 – 300 KM (apx 186 miles). Cannot reach Japan. Hwasong 6 – 500 KM (about 310 miles) Musudan – 3000 KM (10 x Hwasong 5′s 186 miles range – you do the math.) Taepodong 1 – 2,500 KM Cannot reach Hawaii or Guam. Taepodong 2 – 6,700 KM Could threaten…

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Kill ‘Em All

February 28 2013
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PEW Research Center reports this: Only 44% of American women approve of drone strikes but 40% don’t give a hoot or holler whether they endanger civilian lives. Their concern is whether such strikes will lead to retaliation and/or damage America’s reputation. Men love drone strikes – only 21% disapprove and 11% are bored out of…

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DESERT DRAMA – ISLAMISTS TAKE HOSTAGES IN ALGERIA

January 17 2013
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This article really puts all the nonsense about deficits, trade ceilings and other such garbage that dominate the TV news into perspective. ********************************** ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In a desert standoff deep in the Sahara, the Algerian army ringed a natural gas complex where Islamist militants hunkered down with dozens of hostages Wednesday night after…

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Today’s Doings in Mali

January 14 2013
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“Little” Mali is probably a little less than the size of Alaska and Texas put together so it is no wonder that few Americans know where it is or care to know. But in Africa they do know, and they care. This report is an excerpt from today’s Al Jazeera. *********************** Rebels have grabbed more…

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THE BRADLEY MANNING CASE

December 23 2012
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Bradley Manning was arrested in Iraq under suspicion of being the source of the vast transfer of US state secrets to WikiLeaks, he is alleged to have entered into a web chat with the hacker Adrian Lamo using the handle bradass87. “I’m honestly scared,” the anonymous individual wrote. “I have no one I trust, I…

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BLOWHARDS, BLOW EARLY, BLOW OFTEN, BLOW LONG

December 7 2012
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Worries about chemical warfare that could be introduced by Syria have caused President Barack Obama to warn Syria that “[t]he use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable” — a comment echoed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, both of whom said that use of the arsenal…

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Downtown Gaza

November 20 2012
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also referred to as Congo-Kinshasa, is the eleventh largest country in the world by area (over 900,000 square miles) and the 19th largest by population with 71 million people. In 1998, 5.4 million people died in the deadliest conflict since WW II. It was once famously known as the…

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OBAMA’S DRONES

June 11 2012
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From propublica.org……………In a lengthy front-page story last week exploring President Obama’s use of drone strikes in countries including Pakistan and Yemen, the New York Times reported that the president had “embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in.” Citing “several administration officials,” the Times reported that this method…

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KILL ‘EM BEFORE THEY KILL YOU

March 17 2012
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Also printed in today’s www.Gendin’s Journal Barracks O’bama and his henchman, Eric Holder, believe war justifies everything. In a NY Review of Books article this week, David Cole writes: “The President of the United States can order the killing of US citizens, far from any battlefield, without charges, a trial, or any form of advance…

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THE DIRTY NIPS

February 10 2012
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If you will just give up reading that NY Times rag and the Cucamonga Gazette, maybe you will have time to read a real newspaper. Or, failing the latter, try the Japan Times. Let’s see what’s cooking in today’s JT. It seems that the wonder child from Kenya – he with the falsified birth certificate…

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WORLD WAR TWO

December 8 2011
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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 EDITORIAL 70 years since Pearl Harbor attack Seventy years have passed since Dec. 8, 1941 (Japan time), when more than 300 Japanese bombers, torpedo bombers and fighters from an aircraft carrier task force attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack exploded, sank or severely damaged five U.S. battleships, among other seacraft,…

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I AIN’T GOT NOTHING AGAINST NO VIET CONG

October 20 2011
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With those ringing words, The Greatest fulfilled the dream of freedom that Martin Luther King had achingly announced just a few years earlier. Subsequent events proved that none of us had anything against those Viet Cong. I am put in mind of this by today’s meaningless fuss about the never-promoted Colonel Gaddafi who got blasted…

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KILLING THEM HARSHLY WITH OUR DRONES

October 8 2011
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The following is an excerpt from an article in The Economist. Readers who want more can link here. THE killing in Yemen of Anwar al-Awlaki and three al-Qaeda associates by a drone on September 30th has caused far more fuss in America than previous drone attacks. The reason is that al-Awlaki and one of his…

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KILL ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE STILL DEAD – WHY WE BOMBED HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

August 29 2011
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Excerpted from The Japan Times, August 29, 2011 Article written by Hiroaki Sato. This month 66 years ago the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Back in 1995, I had attended another ICP panel discussion on Hiroshima, which was part of the exhibition “The Pacific War.” That year was the 50th anniversary of…

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TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI

August 18 2011
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As the Libyan civil war enters its seventh month, a tipping point leading to the eventual collapse of Muammar Qaddafi’s embattled regime looks near. On August 16th a NATO spokesman declared that the colonel no longer had “an effective operational capability”. [The rebels] took control of most of Zawiya, a strategically vital port that is…

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LET GOD AND BARACK OBAMA SORT THEM OUT

June 18 2011
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The alleged purpose of UN Security Council resolution 1973, passed on 17 March, was to seek to protect Libyan civilians from violent attacks by both sides. It doesn’t work that way. It has rapidly mutated into an overt bid to destroy Gaddafi’s regime, specifically to murder Gaddafi, by missile or bombardment with land-based teams of…

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A Time to Love, A Time to THINK

April 2 2011
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1917- Robert LaFollette: “Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely. It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. … If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another.” 1917 –…

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RWANDA VERSUS LIBYA/TWO TAKES

March 31 2011
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Here is Atlantic magazine’s take on the so-called genocide in Libya that is so driving Barack Obama to fury. Rwanda was genocide. Libya is a civil war. The Rwandan genocide was a premeditated, orchestrated campaign. The Libyan civil war is a sudden, unplanned outburst of fighting. The Rwandan genocide was targeted against an entire, clearly…

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…TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI

March 21 2011
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Why is Obama so intent upon killing Libyans? Enough of TV pap. Gendin will give you the LONG ANSWER. Why bother with pictures or a few words when an essay is always better? We [a euphemism for the U.S. government under the pretext that it is for, by, and of the people] began our campaign…

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CUT THAT BUDGET, JOHN

March 8 2011
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Yes, indeed, Congressional House Head Honcho John Boehner believes in cutting the budget and making it real lean- but not in his own backyard. In 2001, the Pentagon agreed to buy 2,886 F-35 fighters for a cost of $226.5 billion. Per plane, that is a whopping $79 million. The project has dragged its feet and…

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BULLETIN – REVISED STATISTICS CONCERNING OBAMA’S WAR

October 23 2010
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Report by Jeanne Whalen [This should be read in conjunction with the preceding post on Statistics and Damn Statistics.] A cache of nearly 400,000 U.S. military documents from the Iraq war has revealed about 15,000 civilian deaths that were not previously documented, the publisher of the documents, WikiLeaks, said Saturday. The civilians died from a…

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STATISTICS, DAMN STATISTICS AND LIES/OBAMA’S WAR

October 23 2010
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Afghan authorities claim that drones kill 25 civilians for each Taliban fighter eliminated. I have been warned – even admonished- by one former government insider to take these statistics with a grain of salt. On reviewing the matter, I decided he was right. However, where does one turn for credible numbers? We do know that…

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WHO’S ASKING? WHO’S TELLING?

September 22 2010
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Republicans, joined by two Democrats, beat back an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that included repeal of the notorious “Don’t ask; don’t tell” policy that deprives gay men and women of the right to serve in the military. Actually, unless there is a severe shortage of paper in Washington, D.C. I don’t see why…

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“READ MY LIPS”

September 1 2010
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With those famous words at the 1988 Republican National Convention, soon-to-be President George H.W. Bush promised there would be no new taxes. He kept his word. That is, we did not get taxes on taking showers, eating ice cream or going to baseball games. But he never promised he would not raise the existing taxes.…

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