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[3 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
War Drums Syria and Iraq: When the Ethnic Cleansing & Religious Persecution Begins

“Yes, ‘Threat Letters’ have been confirmed to exist for a while now. The [United Nations] local staff, for example, were issued with such letters and instructed even to stop collaborating with any U.S. affiliated ventures or programs. These staff stopped working now till the situation is fully assessed. I also understand that the Basra Palace is being shelled almost daily now. Beyond this, it is confirmed that some families wake up in the morning and find threat letters by their door steps and they comply by selling off their property and leaving their places instantly.”

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[4 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Haditha Marines: Presumed guilty, 7 found innocent. SSgt Frank Wuterich’s trial begins today. Update! Four charges already dismissed

There once was a time in America when a person was presumed innocent until they were proven guilty. That basic presumption of law derived from the Latin legal principle that ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat – the burden of the proof lies upon him who affirms, not he who denies, was denied to eight US Marines in what became known as “Haditha,” the highest-profile atrocity prosecution of US servicemen out of the Iraq war.

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[14 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Double Standard? Taliban Prisoners go Free while American Troops Remain in Prison

“We have to let these guys go all the time no matter what they do, and then we find them trying to hit us again. But if they think I’ve screwed up once, then [the military will] have no problem throwing me to the wolves,” Brooks said.

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[9 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
In Iraq: When the Music Stopped—the National Anthem

This was written by Chaplain Jim Higgins LSA Anaconda.

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[24 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.