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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Syrian army regains strategic city of Qusayr - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Syrian army regains strategic city of Qusayr - Middle East - Al Jazeera English




Syrian government forces and Hezbollah guerrillas took control of most of the strategic crossroads town of Qusayr early on Wednesday, in a painful defeat for outgunned rebels that gave new momentum to the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and was likely to further dampen prospects for peace negotiations planned for this month.

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  1. Thank you for your service

    In a case that outraged Afghans, a soldier on his fourth combat tour killed 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, and will plead guilty Wednesday, his lawyer says.

    An Army Sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians will appear at a hearing Wednesday

    Sgt. Robert Bales is expected to plead guilty to the 2012 attack
    The Army says Bales left his outpost and shot or stabbed 16 people, including women and children

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is scheduled to appear at a hearing Wednesday to plead guilty to the 2012 slaying of 16 Afghanistan civilians.

    By agreeing to plead guilty, he will avoid the death penalty.

    Bales, an Ohio native and father of two from Lake Tapps, Wash., is charged with 16 counts of premeditated murder. He is accused of slipping away from his remote southern Afghanistan outpost at Camp Belambay early on March 11, 2012, and attacking mud-walled compounds in two slumbering villages nearby.

    He is accused of shooting or stabbing 16 people to death, mostly women and children. Some of the bodies were piled and burned.

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  2. We went into Afghanistan to get al Qaeda. Al Qaeda just lost in Qusayr.

    Sgt. Bales is pleading guilty to shooting or stabbing 16 people to death, mostly women and children. Some of the bodies were piled and burned.
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    The dust in Iraq rolls down the long roads that are the desert's fingers. It gets in your eyes and nose and throat; it swirls in markets and school playgrounds, consuming children kicking a ball; and it carries, according to Dr Jawad Al-Ali, "the seeds of our death". An internationally respected cancer specialist at the Sadr teaching hospital in Basra, Dr Ali told me that in 1999, and today his warning is irrefutable. "Before the Gulf war," he said, "we had two or three cancer patients a month. Now we have 30 to 35 dying every month. Our studies indicate that 40 to 48% of the population in this area will get cancer: in five years' time to begin with, then long after. That's almost half the population. Most of my own family have it, and we have no history of the disease. It is like Chernobyl here; the genetic effects are new to us; the mushrooms grow huge; even the grapes in my garden have mutated and can't be eaten."

    Along the corridor, Dr Ginan Ghalib Hassen, a paediatrician, kept a photo album of the children she was trying to save. Many had neuroblastoma. "Before the war, we saw only one case of this unusual tumour in two years," she said. "Now we have many cases, mostly with no family history. I have studied what happened in Hiroshima. The sudden increase of such congenital malformations is the same."

    Among the doctors I interviewed, there was little doubt that depleted uranium shells used by the Americans and British in the Gulf war were the cause. A US military physicist assigned to clean up the Gulf war battlefield across the border in Kuwait said, "Each round fired by an A-10 Warthog attack aircraft carried over 4,500 grams of solid uranium. Well over 300 tons of DU was used. It was a form of nuclear warfare."

    Although the link with cancer is always difficult to prove absolutely, the Iraqi doctors argue that "the epidemic speaks for itself". The British oncologist Karol Sikora, chief of the World Health Organisation's cancer programme in the 1990s, wrote in the British Medical Journal: "Requested radiotherapy equipment, chemotherapy drugs and analgesics are consistently blocked by United States and British advisers [to the Iraq sanctions committee]." He told me, "We were specifically told [by the WHO] not to talk about the whole Iraq business. The WHO is not an organisation that likes to get involved in politics.”

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    I am sure, with practice, we will get it right.

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  3. Save al Qaeda from Hezbollah.

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  4. Al Qaeda needs reinforcement from Hamas. Then things will be complete.

    bob

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  5. In answer to your query, bob, as to what is going on, here...

    Those 24 football player holes in your walls, is a good place to start.
    After they disrespected your property, you would not let any of them stay on the place.

    Now that is kind of what happened, here. One of the posters has been putting holes in the blog, disrespecting the host. All of the posts were deleted, not just the disrespectful ones.
    All the posts of the bad tenant were evicted.

    If folks would just be polite ...
    Respectful of the property of others ...
    They could still participate.

    That, I think, you can understand.

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  6. When you had the pot smokers, as tenants, you did not have holes in the walls.

    Perhaps there is a correlation?

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  7. Why do you deny science, qout?

    The Iranians deny that DNA is legal evidence.
    Do the Israeli, too?

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  9. DR, direct your comments to the topic at hand and the relevant comments that remain please.

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  10. I'm sorry, it was not the Iranians that would not accept science, not admit DNA as evidience.

    It is the Sunni allies of the Israeli that have come to that choice.
    Does the Israeli stand with Islam, on the applicability of DNA?

    ISLAMABAD: Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has said that DNA tests as primary evidence were not acceptable in rape cases ...

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  11. The man does not have enough self respect, courtesy, social skills or upbringing to obligate himself to the rules of the house. His comments are objectionable. He is incapable of following directions and he has worn out his welcome.

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    1. Guess you won't have to bring forward that post Patriot Day bombing post, aye.

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    7. Obviously that was not me.

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  12. Obama to appoint Susan Rice national security adviser

    Rice will replace Tom Donilon

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  13. Gotta go do stuff; you'all keep this place clean. you hear?

    :)

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  14. House Republicans broken into fighting factions

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-republicans-have-broken-into-fighting-factions/2013/06/03/7533e606-b8ff-11e2-92f3-f291801936b8_story.html?wprss&google_editors_picks=true

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    1. All accurate statements.
      If you wish to dispute them, give it a go.

      But be polite, when you do.

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  18. DNA doesn't lie.

    DNA tests reveal Hitler's Jewish and African roots
    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/dna-tests-reveal-hitler-s-jewish-and-african-roots-1.309938

    I have repeatedly asked our past expert to explain the level of Jewish DNA markers it takes, before a person is considered to be Jewish. How pure does the bloodline have to be?

    Our past expert refused to even discuss the topic. Perhaps an anoni can shed some light on the question being raised.

    If Hitler was not a Jew, why not?
    The tribal line was in his blood.

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    1. Or does our new anoni deny science, too?

      Is he a Muslim, holding to the directives of the CII?

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    1. There are currently 57,000 refugees living in Israel who have escaped from various countries.

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    2. How many Christians from Syria?

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  20. At least 14 people have been killed at a fake security checkpoint manned by gunmen in western Iraq, officials say.

    The checkpoint was reportedly set up along the main highway to Saudi Arabia, near the town of al-Nukhaib, in the predominantly Sunni province of Anbar.

    One report said those killed were all policemen; another identified them as soldiers and civilians from Karbala.

    They were stopped by the gunmen and appeared to have been executed, officials told the Associated Press.

    The sectarian violence in Iraq has escalated in recent weeks, raising fears of a more sustained period of violence between Iraq's Shia Arab majority and the minority Sunni community.

    More than 1,000 people were killed in the nationwide unrest in May, according to the United Nations, the highest monthly death toll since the height of the insurgency in 2006 and 2007.

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  21. Reading the Bible with the insight of a rat, one would need to contend that the first genocide was The Flood, brought to mankind, if it could be called that noble name at the time, not by the Israelis, but by God his very Self. It is true the Canaanites, if there were any at the time, got wiped out here too, with all the rest, save only Noah and some of his, and some animals.

    That is a real genocide.

    The fish at least did well enough.

    Looking at the bow in our sky we are relieved to know this will not occur again.

    If these narratives are read with something more than the insight of a rat, one concludes that there is a lot of meaning here, not readily seen by the Phoenix Eye.

    But this holy discussion is not for here, or this day.

    Besides I am awaiting a goodbye call from my newly adopted niece who is heading to Germany from Sea-Tac this morning.

    out

    bob

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    1. Ahh ... but the flood was just the melting of the ica age glaciers, a story retold from the Sumerian myths, of which region Abraham was a native of.

      Those writing predate the Old Testament.

      Telling the same tale of a flood, arc and a family of survivors.

      Only the names are changed in the plagiarism.

      The tale of the refugees from Egypt, the illegal immigrants flooding into Canaan and killing the residents, that's the people of Abraham's story.

      Do not think the Sumerians have a similar tale, but ...

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  22. Looks like the housing boomlet is fizzling. Mortgage applications are dropping like a rock. Oh well.

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  23. "How do you lose a war to a country that wasn't even in it?"

    :)

    Jon Stewart on China, and Iraq

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  24. Just what were in those “cities”?

    Archaeological evidence shows that many of these “cities” were actually fortresses and citadels. Even if Israel literally killed every single person in the “cities”, it would still not be a genocidal. For Israel still would not have killed the 90% of Canaanites living in the countryside. Also, archaeological evidence seems to indicate that non-combatants did not live in many of these “cities” For Richard Hess, in his essay “War in the Hebrew Bible an Overview“, which was published in the book “War in the Bible and Terrorism in the 21rst Century“, states that:


    To what extent are the conquests described in Joshua genocidal wars of extermination that have no place in any reasonable ethic of warfare? In my view, a description of this sort would be inaccurate and distorted. References to the destruction of non-combatants in these wars, that is to “men and women,” are scare, referring to Jericho and Ai (Josh 6:21 and 8:25). However, there is reason to suspect that these references in Joshua are stereotypical phrases that emphasize the complete destruction of everyone. On the other hand, Jericho and Ai, the initial two sites of conquest, instead of being town or cities, may have been military forts guarding the routes from the Jordan Valley up to the population centers in the hill country such as Bethel and Jerusalem. Evidence for this conclusion includes (1) the complete absense of references to specific noncombatants such as women and children with the exception of Rehab and her family, who were not killed (2) the lack of settlement at Jericho and Ai during the time of Israel’s emergence in Canaan (3) the use of the term melek ‘king’ to mean a military leader at Canaan at this time (4) the lack of indication in the biblical text that these were large cities (unlike Gibeon and Hazor, which are thus described); and (5) the meaning of the word Ai ‘ruin’, which suggests the reuse of early fortifications to serve as a temporary fort instead of a more permanent site of habitation.


    The other two major battles, which were against the northern and southern coalitions, are represented as defensive wars (Joshua 10-11).

    In both cases, they begin as the coalitions assemble against Israel or its ally and therefore force the people of God into battle (Josh 10:3-5, 11:1-5). Note, furthermore, that the eight or more references to complete destruction of cities represented by these coalitions (in which nothing was left alive) could plausibly be stereotypical descriptions for the purpose of obedience to the command to drive out the Canaanites (Josh 10:28, 30 32 35, 37, 39, 11:1, 14). It is possible that, after the defeat of the army, the populations fled rather than remaining in a relatively defenseless city. Furthermore, we know that many of these “cities” were used primarily for Government buildings, and the common people lived in the surrounding countryside. Therefore, it is not certain that there was a population remaining in these cities to be destroyed. There is no indication in the text of any specific noncombatants who were put to death. In any case, there is clear evidence that there were Canaanites remaining in the areas where Israel settled (Judg 2:10-13).

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. The truth is that these “cities” were occupied by the elite. So it was occupied by the Government, military and all those providing the Government and military with services. The idea of killing everything that breathes and of killing “men and women” is simply typical ANE language used that means victory even if it isn’t literally true. And as stated, everyone in the Ancient Near East used it.


    Read more: http://relijournal.com/religion/why-israel-did-not-commit-a-genocide-on-the-canaanites/#ixzz2VMwqwtpt

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    1. Even that may be saying too much.

      Much of this 'invasion' was most likely a slow cultural infiltration, like how whites seeped in and got all the good rick river bottom land with artesian wells in Arizona.

      But the real meanings of these stories moves on a higher level all together.

      bob

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  25. What a load of hot, stinking, intellectual self-justifying anything for anyone 24 carat bullshit. The ability of human beings to justify anything is tangent to whatever evil is possible.

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    1. Everyone has done it.

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    2. Guess you did, looking at it more closely.

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    3. Even the Sumerians, arguably the most advanced of all the early-history cultures, engaged in constant warfare with each other. All of history, and pre-history is a continuous story of war, and conquest; why in the world would anyone try to claim that any one of that group was different (esp. in light of all evidence to the contrary?)

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  26. The very concept “People of God” reeks of dog vomit.

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    1. And everyone has thought of themselves as the Real People, the people of God. It is called ethnocentrism. You do it yourself, unconsciously.

      The Jews just wrote it down.

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    2. not to worry, no one will ever mistake you for being godly.

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    3. I will accept that as a compliment.

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    4. Do you have honor? Do you have ethics? Do you have morals?

      If you have no "g-d" then you have natural law.

      Nature's way.

      Survival of the fittest. No care or compassion for the sick, weak or ill.

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    5. There is no god, get over it and live a moral and ethical life because it is the right thing to do instead of some silly nonsense. Did you think your god was going to save your race from murder? He didn’t because it is nonsense, wishful thinking from primitive people. If you have honor , you don’t have to have a made up slave master to enforce it, Be a man. Be ethical and enforce it first on yourself and then others if you can. Save me the pathetic groveling to a fucking cloud of mythology made up by lonely and delusional goat herders.

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    6. If G-d doesnt exist? Then there is no such thing as morals.

      Ethics are relative.

      Nothing has any meaning.

      By what do you create "morals" from if not the instructions of the Torah (ie Moses)?

      Code of Hammurabi ?

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    7. There is far more evidence to man having created god than there is the reverse. Man having created the god wish is quite capable of creating a moral code.

      When nothing has meaning, you then have the freedom to create meaning. True redemption. You don’t need parchment to do it.

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  27. A flood is a worldwide mythological motif, General. Ain't limited to the Mideast. Water, chaos, death, rebirth, that kind o' shit. Dissolution, higher state, life, death, continuity, increase, one generation passes away another comes along no end to it, whole city full passes on every day..

    My niece called. Eleven hour trip to Frankfurt from Sea-Tac. Then from there to Hamburg.

    And she's a vegetarian.

    Get it? hardehar, frankfurter, hamburger

    Truly wonderful person.

    bob

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  28. Seeing an abused African slave stretched out on the road before them, the two question him, and learn that a very religious Christian man is his master. Hearing this, Candide admits to himself, "I'm through, I must give up [Pangloss'] optimism after all... It is a mania for saying things are well when one is in hell.”

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  29. No good deed goes unpunished

    A stranger was kind enough to let an 84-year-old senior citizen step in front of him to buy a Quick Pick lottery ticket.

    That gracious act backfired after the elderly lady became the largest sole Powerball winner in U.S. history.

    After keeping a low profile for two weeks, Gloria C. Mackenzie of Zephyrhills, Fla. has finally stepped forward to claim the record $590.5 million jackpot.

    She’s decided to pocket a one-time lump sum, which comes out to a whopping $370,896,780.54 before taxes.

    Since the winner cannot remain anonymous under state law, Mackenzie’s name was made public during a press conference on Wednesday. The brand new millionaire decided not to attend, adding to the mystery surrounding her.

    “We are grateful for this blessing of winning the Florida Lottery powerball jackpot and appreciate the interest of the public, state of Florida and the Lottery," Mackenzie said in a statement read by a Florida Lottery representative. “We hope that everyone will give us an opportunity to maintain our privacy for our family’s benefit."

    She had purchased four other tickets before buying her $2 ticket to the good life--a ticket that almost slipped out of her hands.

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  30. The usual suspects are upset that Bashar al-Lincoln won at his Gettysburg


    French President Francois Hollande has said the growing proof of chemical weapons use in Syria "obliges the international community to act".

    However, Mr Hollande cautioned: “We can only act within the framework of international law”. ;-)

    He spoke hours after Syrian government forces retook full control of the strategic western town of Qusair, after a siege lasting more than two weeks.

    A BBC News team taken by government forces to Qusair said it was in ruins.

    The first Western journalists to reach the city, they said there were few civilians.

    Meanwhile, the US and Russia have failed to set a date for proposed peace talks.

    The UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said the international conference might now be held in July, rather than June as had been planned.

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  31. Old Abe really showed Bashar who wore the tallest hat. The casualties in Qusair were a fish cake compared to Abe’s 50,000.

    Smokin hot, they were.

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  32. All Bushar needs now is a Tu-Kumsa al-Sherman to tidy up with some serious Yankee style rape, murder and pillage.

    OOrah.


    Buoyed by victory in Qusair, a broader role for Hezbollah is now thought to be on the agenda. Unconfirmed reports in recent days have suggested that the group will now be moved to Aleppo in similarly large numbers, where it will attempt to dislodge rebel groups who have controlled 60% of Syria's largest city for the past 10 months.

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  33. It looks like the "Shia Crescent" might hold.

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  34. Around here there is often talk of the 'dreaded neo-cons', or the 'neo-cons and their lackeys' or of 'militaristic neo-cons' or 'right wing new-cons' or 'neo-con lickers of Israeli boots'.

    But what really is a neo-con? What individual is a perfect example of a neo-con?

    ‘Neoconservative’ Needs to Be Retired. Why Not Try ‘Imperialist’?
    by Peter Beinart Jun 5, 2013 4:45 AM EDT


    >>>Sure, people love to bash them, but what exactly are neoconservatives? Are they hawks, or just Jewish hawks? Peter Beinart on the increasingly incoherent definition—and why we should try ‘imperialist.’ <<<

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/05/neoconservative-needs-to-be-retired-why-not-try-imperialist.html

    The trouble with this suggestion of substituting the term 'imperialist' is it is also hard to define.

    Is General Bunk an 'imperialist' because he is squatting on Native American rich bottom land with an artesian well? Am I an imperialist? I have been called one. Also was called a supporter of the anti-imperialist liberation theology, and 'sparky', and a 'seditionist', a supporter of Lt. Calley, and a supporter of the Viet Cong.

    These characterizations of myself seem nearly mutually exclusive. This may have happened to you, too. Perhaps I, perhaps everyone here, are examples of those remarkable men, men for all seasons, a men for everyone?

    We need to define our terms, lest we begin to call each other nasty names.

    Which has never happened here yet.

    bob

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  35. On to Aleppo:

    Syrian regime forces seize control of the strategically important town of Qusayr on the Lebanon border after a long battle with rebel fighters. Victory is being hailed as a turning point in the civil war, rebels blame defeat on the exiled Council.

    Two weeks of fierce fighting has left Qusayr, once a city of 30,000, ruined with buildings devastated and windows shattered. The dome of the local mosque was damaged by rocket fire and the walls of a church smashed open.

    The opposition claims that more than 500 rebels died and 1,000 were wounded.

    Humanitarian agencies earlier this week claimed nearly 1,500 wounded were trapped in the city during the series of attacks by Assad forces backed by Hezbollah.

    Those who survived the counter-offensives escaped the city through a corridor overnight, with the rebels completely losing control of the border city. A security source with ties to Syrian forces said Assad's troops deliberately left an escape route into nearby Debaa and the Lebanese border town of Arsal to encourage rebel fighters to quit Qusayr.

    The decision to withdraw was taken after a day of rocket fire from the Syrian army and Hezbollah that "leveled what had remained" of Qusayr, Reuters said citing a rebel commander in contact with the brigades.

    “This victory will have a major impact on the entire course of the fighting in Syria,” Homs Governor Ahmad Munir told RT. “The Syrian army liberated the province of Homs and regained control over its entire territory, and seeks to extend it to the rest of the country.”

    However, the rebels claim that they will take revenge.

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  36. It wasn’t a fair fight. Hezbollah cheated al Qaeda and helped the legitimate government of Syria

    CAIRO, June 5 (Reuters) - The Arab League on Wednesday condemned the military intervention in Syria by the Lebanese Islamic militant group Hezbollah, Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said.

    A statement agreed at a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo condemned all forms of foreign intervention, ( And they did it with a straight face) especially that by Hezbollah, Elaraby told a news conference after the meeting.

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  37. The men under the green flag, Hezb O’llah, carry the day in Qusair helping save the Syrian Union. It was other brigades of foreign fighters, also under the green that helped save the union for Lincoln.

    When the Civil War broke out, thousands of Irish-born men in both the North and the South volunteered for military service. Some 140,000 served in the Union Army, and they dominated at least 20 regiments. The most famous belonged to Thomas F. Meagher’s Irish Brigade. Meagher (pronounced “Mar”) was an Irish native whom the British had banished to Tasmania after he became involved in Ireland’s 1848 uprising. After escaping from the island, he made his way to America, where he became a popular lecturer on Irish independence.

    Meagher believed it was important for the Irish-born to fight for the Union. The anti-immigrant Know-Nothing party was still politically potent, and Meagher promoted military service as one way Irishmen could demonstrate their loyalty. An Irish veteran could “take his stand proudly by the side of the native-born, and will not fear to look him straight and sternly in the face, and tell him that he has been equal to him in his allegiance to the Constitution,” he said. Largely because of Meagher’s influence, an Irish Brigade was authorized, with Meagher its commanding general.

    Three regiments — the 63rd, 69th and 88th New York — formed the core of the Irish Brigade, along with the 116th Pennsylvania and the Irish-dominated 28th Massachusetts (a few other regiments also rotated through the brigade). Before leaving for battle, the three New York regiments were presented beautiful silk flags in a ceremony held in front of Archbishop John Joseph Hughes’ home.

    The flags, with a gold harp, white clouds and sunburst on a green background, would become conspicuous on many future battlefields.

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    1. "thousands of Irish-born men in both the North and the South volunteered for military service"

      Maybe they just liked to fight.

      Or maybe those in the north didn't like the idea of slavery and those in the south did.

      Maybe they thought they'd get a steady meal.

      bob

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    2. Irishman were not fighting to free African slaves. Of that, I can assure you. But you miss the obvious.

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  38. Lincoln could not have done it without them. Neither could Assad. Brothers in arms.

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    1. Germans in our Revolutionary War -

      >>>European Germans also came to the United States as allied soldiers. Some Germans came to the United States under the French flag. Johann de Kalb was a Bavarian who served in the armies of France before receiving a commission as a general in the Continental Army. France had eight German-speaking regiments with over 2,500 soldiers.[59] The famous Lauzun's Legion included both French and German soldiers, and was commanded in German.[60] There were also German soldiers and officers in the French Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment.[18]

      Other Germans came to the United States to utilize their military training. Frederick William, Baron de Woedtke, for example, was a Prussian officer who obtained a Congressional commission early in the war; he died in New York in 1776.[61] Gustave Rosenthal was an ethnic German from Estonia who became an officer in the Continental Army. He returned to Estonia after the war, but other German soldiers, such as David Ziegler, chose to stay and become citizens in the nation they had helped found.

      Perhaps the most well-known German to support the Patriot cause was Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben from Prussia, who came to America independently, through France, and served under George Washington as inspector general. General von Steuben is credited with training the Continental Army at Valley Forge, and he later wrote the first drill manual for the United States Army. In June 1780 he was given command of the advance guard in the defense of Morristown, New Jersey from General Knyphausen – a battle briefly led by two opposing German generals.[62]

      Von Steuben's native Prussia joined the League of Armed Neutrality,[63] and Frederick II of Prussia was well appreciated in the United States for his support early in the war. He expressed interest in opening trade with the United States and bypassing English ports, and allowed an American agent to buy arms in Prussia.[64] Frederick predicted American success,[65] and promised to recognize the United States and American diplomats once France did the same.[66] Prussia also interfered in the recruiting efforts of Russia and neighboring German states when they raised armies to send to the Americas, and Frederick II forbade enlistment for the American war within Prussia.[67] All Prussian roads were denied to troops from Anhalt-Zerbst,[68] which delayed reinforcements that Howe had hoped to receive during the winter of 1777–1778.[69]

      However, when the War of the Bavarian Succession erupted, Frederick II became much more cautious with Prussian/British relations. US ships were denied access to Prussian ports, and Frederick refused to officially recognize the United States until they had signed the Treaty of Paris. Even after the war, Frederick II predicted that the United States was too large to operate as a republic, and that it would soon rejoin the British Empire with representatives in Parliament.[70]<<<


      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germans_in_the_American_Revolution

      bob

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  40. One every ten minutes at his best, Fox News is saying -

    >>>According to Jayne’s documented complaints, Liveright had a habit of maintaining “such a hectic pace he sometimes cleaned surgical suites himself between patients, although not very well, leaving dried blood behind.” He also refused to wear sterile gloves during abortions.<<<

    Planned Parenthood of Delaware Abortionist Exhibits All Manner of Creepiness


    Posted by John Jansen (May 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm)

    http://prolifeaction.org/hotline/2013/liveright/#more-30756

    bob

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  41. Trouble in the ELCA -

    ELCA Loses Half a Million Members

    http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/06/04/elca-has-lost-half-a-million-members/

    This has been going on for years, I've followed it all. Now it is accelerating.

    The End Is Near!

    comments explain why

    I like this one -

    >>"If the glory has departed, can these dead bones live?"<<

    heh

    Not likely, he adds.

    bob

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  42. People working at the Selayang Market say tension began to increase a month ago when unknown persons pasted a poster depicting bodies of dead men in an area frequented Myanmar Muslims.

    “I believe the dead are from the clashes in Myanmar between Muslims and Buddhists. Someone stuck it here to incite feelings of hatred,” said a Malaysian man who has sold fruit in the market for over a decade.

    If that’s the case, it appeared to work all too well.

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  43. On this day in 1933, the U.S. officially went off the gold standard in an attempt to discourage hoarding and end bank runs.

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  44. Now that Susan Rice is National Security Advisor -quit laughing - she is in the perfect position to find out who gave her the phony talking points about some video from LA.

    heh

    This administration uses women as human shields.

    bob

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  45. A conundrum arises for the anti-Israel, anti-interventionist gaggle here --


    >>>Rice and Power: Two more anti-Israel Obama appointees



    Hagel, Kerry, Brennan -- apparently Obama didn't think there were enough foes of Israel in his Administration. So here come two more. They also want the U.S. to aid the jihad in Syria, and Rice, of course, was instrumental in the cover-up of the fact that the Benghazi attack was a jihad, and in blaming a Muhammad video for the attack -- in other words, blaming our freedom of speech.<<<


    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/06/rice-and-power-two-more-anti-israel-obama-appointees.html


    What to do, what to do now? What to say to this?

    They all hate Israel, but these two courtesan corsets want to intervene in Syria.

    haghhaghhaghharhar


    Interventionists - sounds like dreaded neo-cons to me. Even imperialists.

    But wait - they hate Israel. They hate imperial Israel, interventionist Israel.

    What's going on here?

    Ah, I get it, they are sucking up to Obama's sunny sunni side.

    eh?

    bob

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