Posts Tagged ‘Somalia’

Frosty Wooldridge — Multicultural America: Land of Strangers

May 12, 2014 3 comments

By Frosty Wooldridge

May 12, 2014

Yesterday, my wife Sandi and I shopped at a Costco store in Denver, Colorado. It sounded and felt like shopping in different countries with so many languages being spoken and strange modes of dress.


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We encountered immigrants from Pakistan, India, Mexico, China, Vietnam, Somalia, China and another half dozen countries. Since they spoke in their native languages, we felt zero commonality with them. We felt like strangers in our own community.



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The pickup truck era of warfare…..

February 18, 2014 2 comments

The pickup truck era of warfare

War on the Rocks ^ | 2/11/14 | Jack Mulcaire

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:01:37 PM by LibWhacker


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Readers, let’s take a moment to salute a true workhorse. In the world of war machines, the expensive and high-tech items get all the attention and budget—drones, anti-ship ballistic missiles, cyber warfare, and the like.



But, on the battlefields of the twenty-first century, a humble and under-rated weapon has quietly showed up these expensive attention-hogs: the pickup truck.

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NSA uses cell phones to target drone strikes | Intellihub News

February 12, 2014 1 comment

By John Vibes

(INTELLIHUB) — An alleged drone operator has stepped forward in a recent interview to talk about how he tracked down potential targets.

The drone operator is identified as a member of JSOC’s High Value Targeting task force, a group responsible for identifying, capturing or killing “terrorist suspects” in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and other countries.

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Fred On Everything…Thoughts Following the Inauguration of Septimius Severus…

January 22, 2013 2 comments

We’re Screwed

January 22, 2013

I’ve been thinking about fault lines, and fractures, and diversity, and when it’s all going to implode. I hope I’m still around because it is going to be one gorgeous show. Few things are as entertaining as a truly good disaster.

Fred Reed

What is going to kill us is diversity. It isn’t working well. By diversity I mean here the intermixing of large groups of people holding utterly differing and opposed values. There is too damned much diversity in America. It isn’t getting better.

The current donnybrook over guns is not a political question, like whether to raise or lower taxes. It is a clash of civilizations, a confrontation between two groups who seriously don’t like each other and hold irreconcilably different views of life. The two would be happier in separate countries, an idea that has occurred to them. It is that bad.

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» Obama’s ‘kill list’ critic found dead in New York City Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

January 14, 2013 1 comment

Prominent American blogger and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who spoke against US President Barack Obama’s “kill list” and cyber attacks against Iran, has been found dead in New York.


Police found the body of the 26-year-old in his apartment in New York City borough of Brooklyn on Friday, said a spokeswoman for the city’s chief medical examiner.


English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




Brooklyn’s chief medical examiner ruled the death a suicide by hanging, but no further detail is available about the mysterious death.


Last year, Swartz openly criticized the US and the Israeli regime for launching joint cyber attacks against Iran.


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Fred Throws Sombrero in Ring by Fred Reed

October 25, 2012 4 comments

I see that I shall have to take over the helm of the country to save it from the impending collapse. It has come to this. I have always said that I would undertake the presidency only under an assumed name – who would want that on his résumé? – but noblesse oblges. What could be nobler than this column?



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You may say, “But Fred, how can you be so bloody arrogant as to think you can run the country?” To which I reply, “We know that the incumbents cannot. I may be able to. In any event, I couldn’t be worse: I have not that talent. Which do you prefer, assured disaster or a sporting chance?”


Apparently the key to a successful campaign is a bumper sticker of supernal stupidity and irrelevance. I can play that game. How about “A Fred in Every Pot.” Or Tippecanoe and Frederick Too.” Or “Better Fred than Dead.” Or “Fred…Ahhhh.” Or, most pertinently, ”Well, Have You Got a Better Idea?”



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Prison » Top Pakistani Politician Calls Drone Strikes “Insane, Immoral, War Crimes”

July 23, 2012 2 comments


Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) has slammed the US policy of targeting militants in Pakistan and elsewhere with unmanned drone strikes, declaring that terrorists only benefit from such actions.

In an interview with the Pakistan Daily Times, Khan, a former high profile cricket champion, said that drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and any other part of the world are insane, immoral, illegal and counterproductive.

“Of drones I think two words” Khan said. “It’s immoral and it’s insane. Immoral because you cannot justify eliminating suspects and insane because it’s counterproductive. All it does is it turns more people against the US, hatred grows and the beneficiaries of this insanity are the militants.”

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