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Suppresed War News: Syrian Combat Levels Highest Since WW2

Suppresed War News: Syrian Combat Levels Highest Since WW2

Syrian Army, Hezbollah, Russian Air Force Coordinating for Aleppo Liberation Operation TEHRAN (FNA ) – Informed intelligence sources confirmed the Tuesday reports on the preparation of the Syrian Army, the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Russian Air Force for a massive operation under a Joint Command Room to retake the Northern city of Aleppo form the […]

Kingpins and Cutouts, Aliens and Hybrids

Kingpins and Cutouts, Aliens and Hybrids

Who is the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain, pulling the strings?

Chicken Hawks, Carry Home My Seabag, The Heavy One

Thousands of our kids are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan carrying the enormous weight of the emotional baggage picked up during their experience of war. This is nothing new, we brought back the same cargo from Vietnam, Korea and WW2. All wars provide their participants with a dismal tide of dark memories, the material of a lifetime of tortured nightmares.

TEXAS VET: MEDICAL ADVANCES: UNDERSTANDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBIs)

MEDICAL ADVANCES: UNDERSTANDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBIs) By Texas Vet, First Cavalry  Decades ago, I got blown up—literally outside a tin can sh*t and shower hut while guarding one our military’s several DMZs (de-militarized zones)—Wild West-like territories separating two or more or warring factions. I suffered first, second and third degree burns along with head […]

Veteran to retrace path that led to D-Day horrors

* By Edward Colimore Philadelphia Inquirer * Nothing could have prepared him for what he witnessed that day. Arthur Seltzer is still processing it 66 years later and “will be until the end.” He recalls his Higgins landing craft splashing across the waves toward the Normandy beaches on D-Day, then jumping – with comrades – […]

Opening Soviet Archives Providing New Insight Into Stalin’s Mind

Historians today are only coming to understand the complex and sophisticated individual that was Joseph Stalin, who ruled Russia for nearly thirty years until his death in 1953. Much of the information shedding light on the character of the dictator is being unearthed from the archives of the Soviet Union, opened in the 1990s after the collapse of Communism, and which is the source material for a series of some 25 books titled The Annals of Communism, published by Yale University Press.

John Finn, 100, the oldest Medal of Honor recipient

He was oldest of 97 Medal of Honor recipients still living. Despite head wounds and other injuries, Mr. Finn, the chief of ordnance for an air squadron, continuously fired a .50-caliber machine gun from an exposed position as bullets and bombs pounded the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe Bay in Oahu. He then supervised the rearming of returning American planes.

While many have forgotten, these men remember VE Day

* By Dennis Yohnka The Daily Journal * While Memorial Day and Veterans Day show no signs of being forgotten, VE Day (Victory in Europe) has definitely slipped in the 65 years since it generated banner headlines and spontaneous celebrations. “People don’t talk about it, I guess, because Germany’s surrender didn’t mean the war was […]

The Irish Pride of the Sullivan Brothers

The words were from a letter that Mrs. Alleta Sullivan received from President Roosevelt, when it was confirmed that all five of her sons were missing in action after the sinking of the USS Juneau during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942. While most aboard the Juneau perished, a few remained alive including the eldest Sullivan brother George, who would later die at sea. The last remaining survivors lived through of a horrific ordeal of exhaustion, heat, sharks, hunger and thirst.

HOWARD ZINN: A LION FALLS LEAVING A NATION OF SWINE

FEW AMERICANS KNEW OF ZINN, FEW KNOW WHAT WE HAVE LOST AND THE DOOM WE FACE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Silly obituaries of Howard Zinn are hitting the papers.  He was a WW2 veteran, a historian and an “activist.”  He is dead.  Every time I open an email from the GOP or NRA […]

Howard Zinn, A Personal Reflection

“If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.” Howard Zinn Editor’s note:  I wrote the brief piece below several years ago on […]

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