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Dirty Harry in Baghdad

When it comes to America, most people from various parts of the world agree on two things, they all like the American films, and they all dislike the American foreign policy. At least that holds as true in the Arab world and the whole Middle East with an exception of a small and a new state in the region namely, Israel.

Remembrances Honor Fallen on Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches, thousands will make the pilgrimage to pay honor to loved ones lost to war. Some do not have to travel far. Others will make it an honorable effort to visit many cemeteries that bear the names and are home to our fallen military men and women.

Gordon Duff: Can 1% Stop The Global Criminal Syndicate?

CAN A REAL GLOBALISM BASED ON TRUTH AND HONOR SAVE THE WORLD? By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor I was asked during an interview on Al...

“Freedom For The Few” Pre-Existing Personality Disorder Discharges

In order to be in the Army Luther had to pass the various medical and psychological examinations, so his condition couldn’t possibly be pre-existing. He was kept in an isolation chamber for one month, where he was treated worse than a prisoner, until he agreed to sign a pre-existing PD discharge. The Army’s officials found a way to get away with misdiagnosing him and he was denied treatment for his disabilities. The Army’s Chapter 5-13 says that any soldier with pre-existing PD should be discharged from the army with no medical benefits.

US War Plan: Talk about Thermonuclear Bombs But Use...

Do the leaders of all these countries know they are in a Nuclear War?

Group of Injured Veterans to Bicycle Sea to Shining Sea

A team of exceptional athletes, many of whom are wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans representing all military branches, will depart from the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday, May 22 for World T.E.A.M. Sports’ inaugural bike trek across America called Sea to Shining Sea. The goal of Sea to Shining Sea is to honor the courage of our service men and women, recognize the strength of the American spirit and challenge perceptions of how we view athletes. The ride will conclude in Virginia Beach on July 24.

The Last Full Measure

Shell shock, battle fatigue, operational exhaustion, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are all reiterations of the same condition which has been scientifically recognized since World War I. The issue itself may not be new, but we are only now realizing the extent of its influence. A recent explosion of such cases has many worried that not enough resources exist to help the returning heroes.

Gordon Duff: Rats In Wolves Clothing

NARCO NEXUS MAY BE MANAGING TERROR WAR By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor First we are told opium and heroin are financing world terrorism, then General...

War Zone Traumas, Restaged at Home

During her yearlong tour of duty in Iraq Maj. Elizabeth A. Condon saw all manner of horror and heartbreak, from dead bodies in the street and memorials for fallen friends to “little babies with holes in their backs.” But it was a moment of tenderness, she said, that stuck with her most. It happened when she was helping to care for a young Iraqi woman, whose belly had been left ripped open and infected from an amateur cesarean.

Secret Erik Prince/Blackwater Tape Exposed

Despite Prince’s attempts to shield his speeches from public scrutiny, The Nation magazine has obtained an audio recording of a recent, private speech delivered by Prince to a friendly audience. The speech, which Prince attempted to keep from public consumption, provides a stunning glimpse into his views and future plans and reveals details of previously undisclosed activities of Blackwater.

An Emotional Deployment

Kat Larson recently stood with several Vietnam War veterans on the site of what was once Camp Evans, an installation that served as a base camp during the war. “They’d see these places as battlefields, and as they talked about their experiences, you could tell in their eyes and their emotions that they were going back there,” the 22-year-old college student recalled.

PTSD, infertility and other consequences of war

There is a Middle Eastern country that requires all 18-year-olds to join national service for several years. This country even has a roughly comparable health care system to America for a population of 7,233,701, according to the CIA World Factbook. The country is Israel.

Shinseki and VA Need to Move on VA Benefits, It’s Hamsters...

Veterans fighting to gain the benefits and care earned, deserved, and decades long over due!

Veterans-For-Change Weekly Report

Senators Propose TRICARE Dependent Coverage Extension Act A bill introduced to the U.S. Senate April 14 would, if passed into law, enable the dependent children...

In Army’s Trauma Care Units, Feeling Warehoused

Created in the wake of the scandal in 2007 over serious shortcomings at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Warrior Transition Units were intended to be sheltering way stations where injured soldiers could recuperate and return to duty or gently process out of the Army. There are currently about 7,200 soldiers at 32 transition units across the Army, with about 465 soldiers at Fort Carson’s unit.

Foreign Policy Briefing 4/20/10

94 percent of Kandaharis interviewed last December prefer negotiating with the Taliban to military confrontation, Gareth Porter reports for Inter Press Service. Ninety-one percent supported the convening of a "Loya Jirga", or "grand assembly" of leaders as a way of ending the conflict. Interviewers conducted the survey only in areas which were not under Taliban control. An unclassified report on the survey was published in March by Glevum Associates, a "strategic communications" company under contract for the Human Terrain Systems program in Afghanistan. All this undermines the U.S. claim that the Kandahar offensive will be supported by locals, Porter notes.

GORDON DUFF: FOX NEWS, VOICE OF ISRAEL’S WAR MACHINE

FEW AMERICANS ARE AWARE THAT FOX NEWS IS DIRECTLY TIED TO LIKUD EXTREMISTS IN ISRAEL ISRAEL'S PROPAGANDA MACHINE, WAGING WAR AGAINST ISRAELI'S "ALLIES" By Gordon Duff...

Letter to Iraq

A newly released Wikileaks “Collateral Murder” video has made international headlines showing a July 2007 shooting incident outside of Baghdad in which U.S. forces wounded two children and killed over a dozen people, including the father of those children and two Reuters employees. Two soldiers from Bravo Company 2-16, the company depicted in the video, have written an open letter of apology to the Iraqis who were injured or lost loved ones during the attack that, these former soldiers say, is a regular occurrence in this war.

Iraq war veteran left no suicide note, police say

Authorities might never completely determine why Jesse C. Huff dressed in Army fatigues, walked to the steps of the Dayton Veterans Affairs Department’s Medical Center and shot himself to death Friday morning. Police said they found no suicide note and knew of no ominous statements he made to employees while inside the medical center hours before his death.

GORDON DUFF: TIME FOR REAL LAWS TO PROTECT OUR TROOPS...

DOING NOTHING AT ALL WOULD BE A HUGE IMPROVEMENT ALLOWING VETERANS TO DIE QUIETLY, BETTER THAN THE ABUSE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor America has been at...

SHARON COHEN: REVOLVING DOOR OF MULTIPLE TOURS LINKED TO PTSD

Revolving door of multiple tours linked to PTSD By SHARON COHEN (AP)  It wasn't his first tour in Iraq, but his second and third when Joe...

Watching Innocent Iraqis Die

Not only did a U.S. military helicopter gunship mow them down amid macho jokes and chuckling – after mistaking a couple of cameras for weapons – but the American attackers then blew away several Iraqis who arrived in a van and tried to take one of the wounded newsmen to a hospital. Two children in the van were badly wounded.

GORDON DUFF: “COLLATERAL DAMAGE,” SPINNING AWAY MURDER IN IRAQ

EXCUSES, EXPLANATIONS OR CONSPIRACY AND MISPRISION OF A FELONY TIME FOR THE "SPIN MASTERS" TO "PAY THE FIDDLER" By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor MSNBC, in an...

Collateral Murder – Wikileaks – Iraq

Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents.

GORDON DUFF: BUSH ERA, BUSH SPONSORED ESPIONAGE “FICTION” REVEALED

  HIGHLY CLASSIFIED MISSILE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERRED TO CHINA "BY PRESIDENTIAL SIGNATURE"   SOLD THROUGH FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS...IRAQ REDUX By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor "I actually believe he was...

GORDON DUFF: ARMY TIED TO “VIDEO GAME MURDER” COVER UP...

IF THERE IS ONE VIDEO THEN THERE IS TEN OR A HUNDRED DID BUSH WHITE HOUSE AUTHORIZE  MURDER OF CIVILIANS IN IRAQ? By Gordon Duff STAFF...

ED FROOMKIN: US TROOPS ON VIDEO, MURDER IN IRAQ

WIKILEAKS VIDEO EXPOSES 2007 "COLLATERAL MURDER" IN IRAQ By David Froomkin for Huffington Post (check site for additional video) Calling it a case of "collateral murder," the...

Baghdad hit by deadly triple blasts

Three deadly bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 30 people and wounded 224 others, police sources told Al Jazeera. "] The explosions in Baghdad on Sunday were the first to shake the capital in recent weeks Photo: AFP Smoke could be seen rising into the sky above Baghdad on Sunday, as helicopters circled overhead. Gunfire could also be heard echoing across the city.

MAIDHC O’CATHAIL: WHO’S AFRAID OF 9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORIES?

Who’s Afraid of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories? By Maidhc O'Cathail for Veterans Today  “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” —Queen Gertrude, Hamlet.  Whenever someone insists too strongly about...

The Bomb-Bomb-Iran ‘Parlor Game’

Normally, if two countries with powerful nuclear arsenals were openly musing about attacking a third country over mere suspicions that it might want to join the nuclear club, we’d tend to sympathize with the non-nuclear underdog as the victim of bullying and possible aggression.

Combat Clips: A Selection of OEF/OIF Veteran Statistics, Feb/Mar 2010

Between 2002 and 2008, nearly 50,000 veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars received diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder. But fewer than 10 percent of those completed the recommended treatment of 10 to 12 weekly sessions within four months; the number only grew to fewer than 30 percent over a year, the study authors found.

Top 10 Veterans News from Around the Country

Formerly homeless Veteran, Jeffery Anderson has stabilized home and family thanks to his new job at the Waco, Texas, VA Regional Office. In response to Secretary Shinseki’s charge to end homelessness among Veterans within five years, the Waco VA Regional Office began a Homeless Veterans Hiring Initiative.

Foreign Policy Briefing 3/31/10

U.S. forces hope to control Kandahar and surrounding areas by late summer, the Washington Post reports. Officials have pressed local leaders to eject the Taliban or their areas will be the focus of expanding military operations. Among those specifically warned by U.S. military commanders is Ahmed Wali Karzai, the elected head of Kandahar's provincial council, the unquestioned power broker in the province and brother of President Hamid Karzai [and also President Karzai's representative in talks with Taliban leader Mullah Baradar weeks before Baradar's arrest, a fact curiously unmentioned by the Post or the very similar New York Times story - JFP.]

GORDON DUFF: VET GROUPS FILE COMPLAINTS AGAINST HANNITY/NORTH CHARITY FOR...

CHARGED WITH:  "engaged in deceptive and illegal marketing practices by suggesting that all concert ticket sale revenue goes directly to scholarships for children of...

A Marine Home From War And Battling Boredom

The Marines known as "America's Battalion" were sent to Afghanistan last year as part of a contingent of 21,000 additional forces President Obama deployed in the administration's strategy to counter the Taliban insurgency. NPR followed the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment over the months of their deployment. They have since returned home and are settling into post-combat life.

MRFF Demands Swift Action on ‘Jesus Rifles’

Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is demanding prompt removing of the Bible codes on rifle scopes used by the American armed forces...

DANIEL McGOWAN: RighteousJews.Org

RighteousJews.org by Daniel McGowan, Professor Emeritus, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Director, Deir Yassin Remembered "The website for RighteousJews.org was begun in 2003 as a way...

Veterans-For-Change Report

Toxic Chemicals CONUS As most are aware, seen on TV, in the newspapers, and from veteran sites across the country, TCE/PCE is a major issue. TCE...

GORDON DUFF: TERRORISM, ALWAYS SUSPECT A “FALSE FLAG” FIRST

REAL TERRORISTS ARE RARE AND USUALLY EASILY CAUGHT ALWAYS ASK: "WHO GAINS FROM THIS? By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Every time there is a terrorist attack,...

GORDON DUFF: RESURRECTING THE GHOST OF ERNIE PYLE

FROM WAR CORRESPONDENTS TO EMBEDDED REPORTERS TO PAID PUNDITS TO RODEO CLOWNS WARTIME JOURNALISM ENTERS AN ABYSS By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor The best known and...