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Russia sends purported aid trucks
to Ukraine as NATO secretary-general
issues new attack warning

Fox News, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/12/2014 4:24:58 AM

Russia said Tuesday that it had dispatched 280 trucks full of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine, after NATO´s secretary-general warned that there was a "high probability" that Moscow would order troops to the war-torn region to aid separatist rebels. Russian television reported early Tuesday that trucks carrying 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid were headed to Ukraine. Reporters said the convoy of trucks, painted white and bearing a red cross, is part of an internationally agreed-upon mission under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross. NTV television showed hundreds of white trucks gathered at a depot outside Moscow, and said

      


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Russia sends purported aid trucks
to Ukraine as NATO secretary-general
issues new attack warning
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/12/2014 4:24:58 AM     Post Reply
Russia said Tuesday that it had dispatched 280 trucks full of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine, after NATO´s secretary-general warned that there was a "high probability" that Moscow would order troops to the war-torn region to aid separatist rebels. Russian television reported early Tuesday that trucks carrying 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid were headed to Ukraine. Reporters said the convoy of trucks, painted white and bearing a red cross, is part of an internationally agreed-upon mission under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross. NTV television showed hundreds of white trucks gathered at a depot outside Moscow, and said

   

 

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Bringing home the
fallen Marines of Tarawa
CBS News, by Chip Reid    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/12/2014 4:21:04 AM     Post Reply
TARAWA -- The Republic of Keera-Bass is a nation of 33 islands straddling the equator in the central Pacific Ocean. One of the islands was the scene of a World War II battle. Now there is a mission to recover the fallen. In November 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines stormed the Pacific island of Tarawa. It was so heavily fortified that a Japanese commander boasted it would take a million men a hundred years to take the island. It took the Marines three days. Jim Morrow was one of those Marines. "My first emotional moment came when I got over the long pier and I

And now for the good news
CNN, by Fareed Zakaria    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/12/2014 4:18:20 AM     Post Reply
Wherever you look these days, the world seems like it’s on fire. New hot spots like Russia and Ukraine are competing with the old ones like Gaza and festering conflicts like those in Syria and Iraq – especially Iraq – are getting much worse. Even Afghanistan, which seemed in better shape than the other places, had a setback this past week. So, is there any good news out there? In fact, there is. Some of the most important countries in the world are making remarkable progress, affecting at least 1.5 billion people. Let´s start with Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world

Clinton takes a step away
from Obama on ISIS;
will Democrats follow?
Los Angeles Times, by Maeve Reston    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 11:06:04 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama announced airstrikes this week in Iraq to address the humanitarian crisis and contain the alarming expansion of the Islamic State across Iraq, his reluctance was visible as he repeatedly said he would not send ground troops in Iraq. It was an ironic twist for a president who defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 presidential race in part because of his vow to withdraw U.S troops from Iraq, a conflict for which Clinton had voted as a senator. But as he steps into the quagmire in Iraq, the term-limited president will not have to face war-weary voters

Hillary Clinton: ´Failure´ to Help
Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS
Atlantic, by Jeffrey Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 11:03:21 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has long ridiculed the idea that the U.S., early in the Syrian civil war, could have shaped the forces fighting the Assad regime, thereby stopping al Qaeda-inspired groups—like the one rampaging across Syria and Iraq today—from seizing control of the rebellion. In an interview in February, the president told me that “when you have a professional army ... fighting against a farmer, a carpenter, an engineer who started out as protesters and suddenly now see themselves in the midst of a civil conflict—the notion that we could have, in a clean way that didn’t commit U.S. military forces,

A Fire Bell in the Night. Zzzzzz . . .
National Review Online, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
If I remember correctly, George Will once referred to a book by Jean-François Revel as “a fire bell in the night.” (The phrase comes from Thomas Jefferson.) Well, something called the National Defense Panel has issued a fire bell in the night. But I don’t think anyone will hear it. Because a) it’s a government report and b) it’s a government report that people aren’t disposed to hear. No one wanted to hear George W. Bush talk about the collapse of Social Security: because Social Security hadn’t collapsed yet. And no one wants to hear about the diminished state of

   

 

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Homicide or Accident in Tony
Stewart’s NASCAR Scandal?
Daily Beast, by Robert Silverman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 5:03:59 AM     Post Reply
Three-time champ Tony Stewart is reviled—and beloved—for his take-no-prisoners, borderline-unhinged attitude. But we may never know whether he hit Kevin Ward deliberately. We all know how dangerous competitive racing can be. It’s not a regular occurrence, nor is it in any way the reason NASCAR has vaulted to the second-most watched sport in the United States behind football, but when you have drivers barreling down the track at speeds that can approach 200 miles per hour, the question is not if but when a horrific death will occur. What you don’t expect is for a car to collide with an unprotected driver.

Trouble may not be over for Walsh
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 4:39:51 AM     Post Reply
Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) political career appears to be over, but plagiarism allegations could have far-reaching implications for his military career, too. Walsh, who was the upper chamber’s lone Iraq War veteran, withdrew from the Senate race this week after reports he allegedly plagiarized roughly a quarter of his 14-page Army War College thesis. The appointed senator already had an uphill battle against Rep. Steve Daines (D-Mont.) for a full term, and now Republicans are all but guaranteed to pick up the seat. "The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate

The Un-Midas Touch
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 4:37:52 AM     Post Reply
Everything that Barack Obama touches seems to turn to dross. Think of it for a minute. He inherited a quiet Iraq (no American combat deaths at all in December 2009). Joe Biden bragged of the calm that it would be the administration’s “greatest achievement.” But by pulling out all U.S. peacekeepers — mostly for a 2012 reelection talking point — Obama ensured an ISIS wasteland. He put his promised eye on Afghanistan at last, and we have lost more soldiers there than during the Bush administration and a Taliban victory seems likely after more than a decade of lost American

U.S. Relocates Some Staff
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/11/2014 4:32:25 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. has removed some staff from its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq´s Kurdish region threatened by militants, the State Department said Sunday. A travel warning posted Friday cautioning U.S. citizens from travelling to Iraq due to the "high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence" was updated to say that "a limited number" of U.S. Consulate and U.S. Embassy staff members were relocated to Amman, the capital of Jordan, and Basrah, a southern Iraqi city. "We´re not moving our embassy anytime soon, were not moving our consulate anytime soon," President Barack Obama said Saturday

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/10/2014 4:43:40 AM     Post Reply
President Obama made a surprise video appearance at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland on Saturday. Joining Greg Louganis, Lance Bass, the Pointer Sisters, and Broadway’s Andrea McArdle and Alex Newell in celebrating the event, Obama said, “Since 1982 the Gay Games have given lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes and supporters around the world a chance to come together to compete, celebrate, and inspire others.” President Obama, who is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, noted how the country has changed since the games began in 1982. “We’ve also seen America change in that time, even since 2006,

   

 

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CNN contributor defines who
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/10/2014 4:40:01 AM     Post Reply
Let’ s just start by saying that this is going to be a touchy subject for a lot of people, but it’s still worth being kicked around a bit over. Earlier this week I wound up reading an editorial piece published at CNN by David M. Perry, associate professor of history at Dominican University in Illinois and author of the blog: How Did We Get Into This Mess? In the article, titled, Is Down syndrome comedy fodder, the author takes comedian Wyatt Cenac to task for a particular joke he told. “I am like, I am so (BLEEP) high. This is



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