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As first defendant in Brian Terry
murder is sentenced, Fast
and Furious questions linger

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/10/2014 1:10:55 PM

PHOENIX – A Mexican man will be sentenced in federal court Monday in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed a botched law enforcement sting in which agents lost track of hundreds of guns sold to criminals. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes is the only defendant to face justice in the U.S. in the death of Agent Brian Terry, whose family is traveling to Arizona to attend the sentencing hearing. Prosecutors are seeking 30 years in prison for Osorio-Arellanes, who was wounded in the shootout on Dec. 14, 2010. The gunbattle brought attention to the Fast and Furious operation in which

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/10/2014 1:52:18 PM     (No. 9726833)

Why wasn´t Holder subpoenaed as a material witness?

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Ukraine prepares for war
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Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 1:33:06 PM     Post Reply
When Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu stated that the Russian troops along Ukraine´s borders were only conducting "training exercises" and have no "intention to cross Ukraine´s borders or to engage in any aggressive actions," Ukrainians rolled their eyes. And when President Vladimir Putin told Ukrainians "Don´t believe those who terrify you with Russia, who shout that other regions will follow Crimea. We do not want Ukraine´s division. ... We want Ukraine to be a strong, sovereign, and self-sufficient state," Ukrainians shrugged. The problem is, even if Putin and Shoigu were being sincere, Moscow has lost all credibility among most Ukrainians and

Bombshell: Afghanistan-Iraq Vets
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by Two to One Ratio
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 1:22:58 PM     Post Reply
The Washington Post released a lengthy article this weekend based on a survey of 819 veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Buried deep in the article by Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran, who spent two years in Iraq as the Post’s bureau chief, is this bombshell: “When it comes to their most-senior commander, the vets decisively prefer George W. Bush to Obama. Only a third approve of the way Obama is handling his job, and 42 percent of them think he has been a good commander in chief despite his decisions to bring troops home from Iraq, wind down the war in Afghanistan and increase resources for veterans.

Caught in the Political Grinder
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Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 1:20:02 PM     Post Reply
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Reuters, by Steve Holland & Jeff Mason    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 6:05:53 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 5:53:01 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 5:40:08 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 5:31:30 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 5:01:43 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 3/30/2014 4:54:28 AM     Post Reply
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