Today’s Founding Father quote of the day from www. foundingfatherquotes.com is:
“In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature.” James Madison: Federalist No. 52, February 8, 1788
Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Suspects in Khost
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces looking for a Haqqani terrorist network leader detained several suspected insurgents in the Sabari district of Afghanistan’s Khost province yesterday, military officials reported.
TF Patriot leaders, comrades honor fallen Soldier
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A Task Force Patriot Soldier from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Polk, La., died as the result of an enemy attack in Wardak Province Jan 31.
Finger-pickin’ good: Soldier strums guitar, writes songs from his heart
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – He grew up in the small town of Pearcy, Ark., in a family of five and, as a teen, he found his love for music and has been playing, song writing and entertaining ever since.
Face of Defense: Airman’s Lineage Spans Three Generations
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Feb. 7, 2011 – Growing up, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Paxton knew it was only a matter time before he would follow in his family’s boot prints.
Navy’s First Unmanned Stealth Bomber Completes 29-Minute Test Flight
It’s called the X-47B, and it could revolutionize warfare. The X-47B is the Navy’s first unmanned stealth bomber drone, and on Fridy it completed a 29-minute test flight.
Warning to Washington: Follow the Constitution
It’s not just Montana anymore. And folks at the Tenth Amendment Center, who monitor states’ declarations of independence from the federal government’s rules and regulations, suggest perhaps Washington should be paying attention.
Understanding Egypt: What Is a Caliphate?
Caliphate. Sometimes a word, like a faded Hollywood starlet, makes a surprising return to the spotlight … and so it is for caliphate. The word owes its renewed popularity to Glenn Beck, who first raised the possibility of a new caliphate on his Fox television show.
A Guide to Our Recent Posts on Understanding Egypt
Recently, we posted a series of stories and blog posts about the Egypt conflict featuring guest contributors. This story is meant to be a one-stop-shop of sorts for that recent coverage. As such, it will be updated. Below you will find excerpts and links to the stories.
Der Spiegel: Mubarak May Get ‘Health Check’ in Germany, Relinquish Power There
The German paper Der Spiegel is reporting that there is strong possibility disgraced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will soon seek extended medical treatment in Germany, at which time he will relinquish his power.
Egyptian State Media: Life Returning To Normal In Country
As protests continue in Egypt, state media reported on signs that life is beginning to return to normal in the country. The media pointed to the reopening of banks and courts, and said that trains are running again and ports are resuming activity.
Egyptian VP Meets With Opposition Groups & Muslim Brotherhood; Makes Concessions
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s vice president met a wide representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and agreed to allow freedom of the press, to release those detained since anti-government protests began nearly two weeks and ago and to lift the country’s hated emergency laws when security permits.
Muslim Brotherhood In Egypt to Khamenei: The Uprising In Egypt Is Not Islamic
In response to statements made by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in his February 4 sermon, i.e. that the uprising in Egypt was an Islamic awakening inspired by Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said that the protests in their country were not Islamic.
Tide turns in favour of Egypt’s Brotherhood in revolt
CAIRO (Reuters) – The first time Essam el-Erian, went to jail, he was 27. Last Sunday, he left prison for the eighth time at the age of 57. The medical doctor’s crime for each incarceration was belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most influential and best-organised Islamist opposition movement and long feared by President Hosni Mubarak, Israel and the United States.
Concerns grow over Egypt’s WMD research
With Egypt in revolt and the country’s future uncertain, concern is growing over whether a new government in the Arab world’s most militarily and industrially advanced country could accelerate an arms race in one of the world’s most volatile regions.
Soros fingerprints on Mideast chaos
JERUSALEM – Philanthropist billionaire George Soros has funded opposition organizations in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, where anti-regime chaos has already toppled the pro-Western leader of Tunisia and is threatening the rule of President Hosni Mubarak, a key U.S. ally.
Israel jittery about gas supply from Egypt
JERUSALEM (AP) – An explosion at an Egyptian gas terminal that disrupted the supply of fuel to Israel had Israeli officials pressing Sunday to speed development of a natural gas deposit that they say can make Israel energy independent.
Iraq swirls with rumors of Egypt-like protests to come
Baghdad, Iraq – The rumors of Iraq’s first case of self-immolation to protest poor services and corrupt government proved not to be true on Sunday. But the growing discontent in Iraq – inspired by people power protests in Tunisia and Egypt that were both galvanized by protesters setting themselves alight – is such that an Iraqi policeman posted in Baghdad’s downtown Firdous Square on Sunday knew the question he was being asked, even before it was finished.
In Bahrain, ‘Day Of Rage’ Organized On Facebook
Bahrain activists posted on February 2, on their Facebook page “14th February 2011 Revolution Day in Bahrain,” a call for a “day of rage” on February 14 against the royal house, as happened in Egypt and Tunisia.
Deal signed to supply Iran fuel to Afghanistan
Iran said on Sunday it has reached an agreement with Afghanistan to supply Iranian fuel to the war-torn country and has started supplying the products to its neighbour’s private sector.
Flu breakthrough promises a vaccine to kill all strains
Scientists at Oxford University have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness, taking a significant step in the fight against a disease that affects billions of people each year.
The Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010
Every year, thousands of incredible images of the sky are taken from observatories on the ground and in space, from spacecraft, and from amateur astronomers. And it seems that the people who make these images are getting better with time, creating nothing short of art.