Iraqi Forces Detain 6 Terrorism Suspects
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 – Iraqi forces detained six criminal suspects in recent operations in Iraq, military officials reported. In southwestern Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member and a suspected criminal associate.
ISF arrest 3 suspected Khata’ib Hezbollah associates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested three suspected Khata’ib Hezbollah (KH) criminal associates during a joint security operation conducted in east Baghdad today.
ISF arrest suspected AQI member, criminal associate in Baghdad
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) member and one criminal associate during a joint security operation conducted in southwest Baghdad today.
Suspected AQI member arrested near Mahmudiyah
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) member during a joint security operation conducted approximately 19km south of Baghdad today.
World Trade Center I-beam Unveiled at Bagram
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan , May 31, 2010 – More than 200 multinational troops converged in front of the Regional Command East command building here to see an I-beam segment from the World Trade Center unveiled during a Memorial Day ceremony today.
USF-I honors Memorial Day, US fallen
CAMP VICTORY – As the color guard marched across the rotunda floor of Al Faw Palace here today, the only noise heard was that of boots striking in unison as the members skillfully posted the U.S. flag and colors of each U.S. military branch.
Soldiers reflect on Memorial Day worth
TIKRIT – For many Americans, Memorial Day is just another government holiday – a day off from work or school – but for the families and friends of service members who died while serving their country, it’s the day their fallen are honored.
Face of Defense: Civil Engineer Entertains Comrades
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 1, 2010 – Surrounded by a sea of darkness, the 28-year-old airman is well aware of the hundreds of eyes watching his every move. He has been in this situation many times before, but somehow, this time feels different.
Afghan, NATO forces recapture area from Taliban
KABUL — Afghan and international forces have retaken a remote district near the Pakistan border that was overrun by Taliban militants, NATO and the government said Tuesday.
THE UNION PENSION BAILOUT
Feeling tapped out after stimulus, ObamaCare and everything else? Senator Bob Casey has one more deal for you. If the Pennsylvania Democrat gets his way, U.S. taxpayers will also pick up the astonishing tab for poorly managed union pension plans, says the Wall Street Journal.
Undercover Census Fraud Investigation – New Jersey
On April 27, 2010, I got a job with the United States Census Bureau in New Jersey. With a hidden camera, I caught four Census supervisors encouraging enumerators to falsify information on their time sheets.
Glitch shows how much US military relies on GPS
DENVER (AP) – A problem that rendered as many as 10,000 U.S. military GPS receivers useless for days is a warning to safeguard a system that enemies would love to disrupt, a defense expert says.
Al-Qaida: No. 3 official killed with family
WASHINGTON – Al-Qaida announced Monday that its No. 3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid, had been killed along with members of his family — perhaps one of the most severe blows to the terror movement since the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida began. A U.S. official said al-Yazid was believed to have died in a U.S. missile strike.
Israel recoils as US backs nuclear move
Washington’s unprecedented backing for a UN resolution for a nuclear-free Middle East that singles out Israel has both angered and deeply worried the Jewish state although officials are cagey about openly criticising their biggest ally.
Stand with Israel (Rep. Michele Bachmann)
Israel has come under attack yet again from several world leaders who are calling the actions taken yesterday by their military “criminal” and “inhuman.” The AP reports that Israeli commandos stopped six flotillas headed towards Gaza to make sure that their cargo did not contain weapons. The first five ships abided by the checks peacefully, but on the sixth ship, Israeli commandoes were met with strong resistance.
UN calls for impartial probe of Israeli raid
UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council called early Tuesday for an “impartial” investigation of Israel’s deadly commando raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and condemned the “acts” that resulted in the loss of at least nine lives.
All aboard! Obama pals back violent Gaza flotilla
The group behind the Gaza flotilla that engaged in deadly clashes with Israeli commandos today counts among its top supporters the friends and associates of President Barack Obama, namely the founders of the Weather Underground terrorist organization, William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Jodie Evans, the leader of the radical activist organization Code Pink.
Video: IDF Footage of the Gaza Flotilla Raid
The Israeli Navy boarded a flotilla headed toward Gaza yesterday, leading to a wild melee that ended in several deaths. The IDF is reporting that the “peace activists” planned the violence in advance, and released the following video — clearly showing the “peace activists” attacking the IDF boarding party with a variety of weapons, including firebombs and stun grenades.
Flotillas and Falsehoods
The effort to destroy the Jewish state has many fronts. One front is in Iran, where the maniacal regime that has repeatedly promised to “wipe Israel off the map” marches inexorably toward a nuclear bomb.
Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade
JERUSALEM (AP) – Pro-Palestinian activists sent another boat to challenge Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and Egypt declared it was temporarily opening a crossing into the Palestinian territory after a botched raid on an aid flotilla that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists.
Israeli Officials Claim Aid Flotilla Had Ties to Al Qaeda, PM Gives Military ‘Full Support’
The Israeli military attacked a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, leaving at least nine dead, after receiving reports that the fleet had links to al Qaeda, the Israeli ambassador to Denmark said Monday.
Turkey’s PM says Israel should be punished
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan called Tuesday for Israel to be punished for storming a Turkish aid ship and said “nothing would ever be the same” in relations between the two allies.
Iran wants Netanyahu to face trial for Gaza raid
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called for Israel’s prime minister and defence minister to face trial for the deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla in the eastern Mediterranean.
Israel Stations Nuclear Missile Subs off Iran
Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers.
IAEA report on Iran likely to boost West’s opposition to Tehran’s fuel swap offer
VIENNA (AP) — Iran has amassed more than two tons of enriched uranium, the U.N. atomic agency said Monday in a report that heightened Western concerns about the country developing the ability to produce a nuclear weapon.
Syria conducted nuclear experiments: IAEA document
Syria has told the UN atomic watchdog about past nuclear experiments, but is still refusing to cooperate over allegations that it was building a secret nuclear reactor with North Korea’s help, a new report revealed Monday.
Greece urged to give up euro
THE Greek government has been advised by British economists to leave the euro and default on its €300 billion (£255 billion) debt to save its economy. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a London-based consultancy, has warned Greek ministers they will be unable to escape their debt trap without devaluing their own currency to boost exports. The only way this can happen is if Greece returns to its own currency.
Soaring costs force Canada to reassess health model
TORONTO (Reuters) – Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada’s provinces are taking tough measures to curb healthcare costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system.
Cuba trains Venezuela in military, communications
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It’s no longer just doctors, nurses and teachers. Cuba now sends Venezuela troops to train its military, and computer experts to work on its passport and identification-card systems.
Chinese Supercomputer Is Ranked World’s Second-Fastest, Challenging U.S. Dominance
SAN FRANCISCO — A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked as the world’s second-fastest machine, surpassing European and Japanese systems and underscoring China’s aggressive commitment to science and technology.
Group called National Memorial Ladies says attending military funerals is its duty
The number is probably around 1,700, but Cheryl Whitfield has never counted. She doesn’t know the number of times over the past couple of years she’s donned her uniform of black vest and slacks, crossed her heart with a white-gloved hand as the flag-draped casket passed, or bent to squeeze the palm of an old soldier’s widow, whispering a few words of consolation and gratitude for his service.