Category Archives: War and Peace

When did it become legal to assassinate Americans?

For the first time, a U.S. citizen is being targeted for assassination as a terrorist. The Washington Post reports that Anwar al-Awlaqi, the New Mexico-born cleric living in Yemen, has been placed on a target list that makes him fair … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga's breasts won't bring Middle East peace

Are a pair of oversized breasts spurring young Muslims to become suicide bombers? Or is it Israeli settlements that are the culprit? It’s a tempest in a bra (size 34A, according to a post on WikiAnswers), but some believe that … Continue reading

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No more Burger King for U.S. troops

No more Burger King, Subway or ice cream shops. If American soldiers in Afghanistan want all the comforts of home, then they had better wait until they get home. “This is a warzone – not an amusement park,” wrote Command … Continue reading

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Blame Bin Laden, not Israel

Are American soldiers dying because those damned Israelis won’t make peace with the Palestinians? “The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel,” General Petraeus said in a report to the Senate committee last week. … Continue reading

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Gay soldiers responsible for Serbian slaughter

Dutch soldiers diddling each other was the reason that 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were massacred by Serbian soldiers. Such is the professional judgment of retired Marine Corps general John Sheehan, who appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to … Continue reading

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Facebook blows Israeli raid

One Israeli soldier got a little too social with his media after he blabbed on Facebook that his unit would be raiding a West Bank village. He actually posted the time and location of the raid on Facebook. The Israeli … Continue reading

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When is a fighter pilot not a pilot?

When he is flying a robot aircraft. Or at least that’s what the U.S. Air Force seems to think. Predators, Global Hawks and other unmanned aircraft are doing the lion’s share of the donkey work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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