Forces Kill Insurgents in Afghanistan Airstrike
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 – A coalition airstrike killed more than 10 insurgents in the Bermal district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province yesterday, military officials reported.
Forces Repel Ambush, Kill Insurgents
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed numerous insurgents yesterday in the Sar Kani district of Afghanistan’s Kunar province after a combined patrol suddenly came under attack, military officials reported.
DOD Launches Online Career Transition Training for Service Members
The Department of Defense today announced the launch of an online Career Decision Toolkit that will allow service members to self assess transition needs and thoroughly explore an array of transition related subjects such as: career exploration, financial planning for transition, job search success, effective resumes and cover letters, interviewing excellence, and negotiating your ideal compensation.
Summit Seeks to Improve Nonmedical Care
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 – A summit to improve the coordination of nonmedical care for wounded warriors and their families will draw leaders and experts from several federal agencies, the services and the private sector to Leesburg, Va., tomorrow through 31.
Face of Defense: Powerlifter Adds to Records
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., March 29, 2011 – At age 54, Leamon Woodley, a civilian employee here, is in better physical condition than many soldiers half his age.
Cash for Clunkers 2: The Return of Government Motors
Ready for another cash for clunkers program? It looks like General Motors is attempting to replace it’s own consumer incentives with tax payer money. The car company, bailed out of bankruptcy in 2009 by the American tax payer, appears to be turning the government into an automatic rebate provider.
Food Inflation Kept Hidden in Tinier Bags
Chips are disappearing from bags, candy from boxes and vegetables from cans. As an expected increase in the cost of raw materials looms for late summer, consumers are beginning to encounter shrinking food packages.
Two-thirds of oil and gas leases in Gulf inactive
WASHINGTON – An Interior Department report to be released Tuesday says more than two-thirds of offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico are sitting idle.
Virtual war a real threat
The U.S. is vulnerable to a cyber attack, with its electrical grids, pipelines, chemical plants and other infrastructure designed without security in mind. Some say not enough is being done to protect the country.
Ohio House panel OKs public worker union bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A House committee in Ohio has approved a measure to limit union bargaining rights for 350,000 public workers. The vote Tuesday sent the bill to the full House. It happened as several hundred people protested at the Statehouse.
Cash-poor MTA may put recipients of unemployment benefits to work again cleaning subways
The cash-strapped MTA may soon put welfare recipients to work scrubbing and cleaning the subways. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants to revive its participation in the city’s Work Experience Program – which makes the unemployed toil for their benefit checks.
Caught: Reporters Overhear Dem’s Secret Budget Strategy — ‘Always Use the Word Extreme’
“Um, Senators, ever heard of the mute button?” That’s how the New York Times — yes the New York Times — begins its story on how Democratic Senators were caught Tuesday morning discussing secret marching orders before a conference call.
Obama to Illegal Immigrants: We Want You to Succeed!
When questioned by an illegal alien student today who showed him a deportation letter, President Barack Obama said he did not want to deport illegal alien students like the one who questioned him, he wanted them to succeed.
Are Feds Fanning Racial Flames in an Affluent, White Calif. County?
Marin County, the affluent Bay Area community outside of San Francisco, is too white, says the Feds. According to data culled from the recent census, Marin County contains seven of the 10 whitest cities in the Bay Area. And to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that’s a problem.
Obama’s Big Idea: Since Our Educational Standards Are Too Rigorous, Let‘s Just Scrap ’Em!
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways than just exam results. Too much testing makes education boring for kids, he said.
Young Black Activist Blasts Bill Ayers for Opposition to Charter Schools
When Bill Ayers agreed to visit New Jersey’s Montclair State University–which The Blaze reported on here–he probably didn‘t think he’d get taken down publicly–and embarassingly–by a young black activist. But that’s what happened when New Jersey’s Vanessa Jean-Louis questioned Ayers about his opposition to charter schools in this stunning exchange.
Cuba to Qatar Should Get to Vote for US President: Radicals Ayers and Dohrn Preach One World Government in Lebanon
NOTE: This YouTube clip is 2:17.
‘The Coming is Near’: New Eerie Iran Propaganda Vid Trumpets Imminent Return of 12th Imam
“New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi–or Islamic messiah–is about to appear.”
AP‘s ’Fact Check‘ Hammers Obama’s Speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — There may be less than meets the eye to President Barack Obama’s statements Monday night that NATO is taking over from the U.S. in Libya and that U.S. action is limited to defending people under attack there by Moammar Gadhafi’s forces.
Anti-genocide advocate credits Obama for Libyan uprising
White House aide Samantha Power, a former news reporter turned anti-genocide advocate, said President Obama’s two-year campaign to promote human rights helped trigger the uprising in Libya against Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s rule.
Pentagon spent $550 million so far on Libya action
(Reuters) – The United States has spent $550 million so far on military operations in Libya, but expects costs to stabilize at $40 million per month once U.S. forces are reduced and NATO takes over greater control, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
U.S. NATO Commander Doesn’t Rule Out Al Qaeda Presence in Libyan Rebels
DEVELOPING: A U.S. NATO commander does not rule out an Al Qaeda presence in the Libya opposition against Muammar al-Qaddafi. Adm. James Stavridis says that intelligence has shown “flickers” of potential Al Qaeda in opposition groups but that there is still no detailed picture of rebel groups.
U.N. Ambassador Admits: We Have ‘Not Ruled Out’ Military Support for Rebels
During an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice made a startling admission: the U.S. has “not ruled out” military support for the rebels in Libya.
Libyan rebels retreating after Gadhafi onslaught
RAS LANOUF, Libya – Libyan government tanks and rockets pounded rebel forces into a panicked full retreat Tuesday after an hourslong, back-and-forth battle that highlighted the superior might of Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, even hobbled by international airstrikes.
Gaddafi’s Son Was On Obama State Department Approved Tour Of The United States When Uprising Began
Now this is interesting. I suspect there is even more to this story. “One of Colonel Gaddafi’s sons was on a U.S. State Department approved tour of America as the uprising in Libya began, it was revealed today.
Diplomats discuss Libya’s future as Italy plots Gaddafi’s escape route
Efforts appear to be under way to offer Muammar Gaddafi a way of escape from Libya, with Italy saying it was trying to organise an African haven for him, and the US signalling it would not try to stop the dictator from fleeing.
CNN: Muslim Brotherhood ‘Energized’ By Events in Libya
It wasn’t too long ago that Obama officials and the media refused to recognize the extremist ties of the Muslim Brotherhood, especially as the group took a prominent role in Egypt. Now, the Brotherhood is looking to do the same thing in Libya. And again, the media is ignoring its past.
Libya bombing an attempt to create ‘New World Order’?
JERUSALEM – The author of a military doctrine used by the Obama administration to justify the recent airstrikes targeting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya recently advocated for a “global rebalancing” and “international redistribution” to create a “New World Order.”
Jihadi Sites Call on Libyans to Oppose Western Bid for Domination
On March 29, six jihadi websites and media companies (Shumoukh Al-Islam, Ansar Al-Mujahideen, Al-Tahaddi, Minbar Al-Ansar, the Al-Yaqin Media Center and the Al-Masada Media Company) issued a joint call to the Libyan people, which was posted on the site Shumoukh Al-Islam.
Article on Muslim Brotherhood Website Advocates Transportation for Women Only
In an article on the official website of the Muslim Brotherhood, Iman Isma’il called for to establish separate transportation for women in Egypt. Isma’il said she planned to propose her initiative to bus drivers, and then bring it before the Egyptian government as an official campaign.
Syrian Cabinet resigns amid huge protests
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s Cabinet resigned Tuesday to help quell a wave of popular fury that erupted more than a week ago and is now threatening President Bashar Assad’s 11-year rule in one of the most authoritarian and closed-off nations in the Middle East.
Suspicions In Syria That Lebanon’s Al-Mustaqbal Is Aiding Anti-Regime Uprising
Syrian government TV channel reports that senior Syrian officials suspect that the weapons boats caught off Syria’s coast were sent from Tripoli by activists from the Lebanese Al-Mustaqbal movement.
‘Abbas willing to give up U.S. aid for unity with Hamas’
Adviser’s remarks comes after Abbas met with his rivals in the Hamas militant group over the weekend in an attempt to end nearly four years of infighting that has complicated the quest for a Palestinian state.
Norwegian Socialists to Vote on Bombing Israel
The junior partner in the Norwegian government, the Socialist Left Party of Kristin Halvorsen, (Sosialistisk Venstreparti), plans to vote on a measure calling for military action against Israel if it decides to act against the Hamas in Gaza. Norway, Israel and the Jews blog informs the Tundra Tabloids of the following.
Chavez throws support to Assad, calling him a ‘humanist’ and ‘brother’
Venezuelan President defends his Syrian counterpart, claiming the U.S. has exaggerated the scope of security forces’ crackdowns, and accusing U.S. of colonial aspirations in Mideast.
EU to ban cars from cities by 2050
The European Commission on Monday unveiled a “single European transport area” aimed at enforcing “a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers” by 2050.
Dog, coyote seem to have formed odd couple
DULUTH, Minn. — A coyote and a black Labrador in Duluth seem to have formed an unusual couple. The pair hasn’t been seen too often, but locals insist the two animals travel together.