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    American Soldiers Engaged in Combat

American Soldiers Engaged in Combat

As history repeats itself, ‘advisors’ sent to Iraq by the President are now engaged in combat, fighting alongside the Kurdish and Iraqi freedom fighters. The unsubstantiated report says that American forces moved to protect the Ain Al-Assad base as ISIS forces advanced. Over 50 years ago other American ‘advisors’ were forced into combat in Southeast Asia. As U.S. military began to return home in body bags, the number of combat

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    Dick Cheney Existed in a Life Full of Lies

Dick Cheney Existed in a Life Full of Lies

Only staunch conservatives who believe that their party has never committed a falsehood, or made a mistake when in power, can deny the destructive falsehoods of the Bush Administration. When Bush, who received pressure from his vice-president to institute a policy of torture, allowed the CIA to attempt accumulation of information by any means necessary, he not only violated international law, but placed shame on a country which once had

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    Families Suffer the Casualties of War

Families Suffer the Casualties of War

For Investors in the Military Industrial Complex wars are good business. For the rest of us they are an unwinnable conflict from which comes nothing that is positive. Loved ones are lost or injured; billions of dollars which could be helping our nation’s people are thrown away. As our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters or spouses return home, we realize that the war never left them. Those men and women who

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    Combat Troops going to Iraq

Combat Troops going to Iraq

No, this isn’t a rerun of an article written in 2003. Our government was so proud of its invasion in Iraq, it believes we should do it one more time; military advisers to the President believe the United States should send a ‘small number of combat troops’ into Iraq to assist in the fight against ISIS. The Vietnam War began in 1954. Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower financial aid and

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    ISIS is Not Invulnerable

ISIS is Not Invulnerable

Anticipated criticism from Republican hawks occurred before the bombs were loading onto the aircraft. President Obama’s coalition strategy wouldn’t work; boots on the ground were needed. And, dammit, America needs to go back to war. This weekend proved that ISIS is not invulnerable. Thanks to the incredible courage of Kurdish fighters, supported by air support from coalition aircraft, Kobani remains in control of the Kurds. The town received heavy artillery

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    Blackwater Four Found Guilty

Blackwater Four Found Guilty

  Seven long years ago a private security contractor slaughtered 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad. 17 more were wounded. After a trial which began last June 11th, four Blackwater employees were found guilty in a U.S. court. One was convicted of murder; the other three received a conviction of manslaughter and weapons related charges. After the incident occurred an international debate erupted regarding the use of private contractors in

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    Republicans Want to Keep America at War: Why?

Republicans Want to Keep America at War: Why?

When is an individual too old to hold public office? The answer is obvious; when he or she has lost basic reasoning and common sense. Statements by Republican Arizona Senator John McCain prove once again that Republicans want to keep America at war; and we don’t understand why. If McCain and ‘Caribou Barbie’ had won the 2012 election we would have thousands of America’s finest young men and women fighting

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    American Soldiers in Iraq Exposed to Chemical Weapons

American Soldiers in Iraq Exposed to Chemical Weapons

  Although ‘weapons of mass destruction’ were never found in Iraq, American soldiers in Iraq were exposed to chemical weapons. Beginning early after the Iraq invasion, American military personnel encountered chemical weapons left over from the Iran-Iraq war which lasted from 1980 to 1988. At least 17 soldiers encountered agents consisting of mustard gas, nerve gas, and sarin; six were reported injured. They were ordered to keep their exposure a

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    Obama Daydreams About Being an ‘Adviser to ISIS’

Obama Daydreams About Being an ‘Adviser to ISIS’

At a time when the United States faces, arguably, its most potent Islamic fundamentalist foe, it should be cause for concern that the President daydreams, aloud, of being an “adviser to ISIS.” This, however, was apparently the case, during a recent audience with guests at the White House. During a wide-ranging conversation prior to the President’s September 10 televised address to the nation, the discussion turned to the recent beheadings

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