Thursday, July 7, 2011
July 07 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Don't Believe Tomorrow's Headlines - Medicare, Social Security & The Debt Limit 'Compromises'
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July 07 2011 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Don't Believe Tomorrow's Headlines - Medicare, Social Security, And The Debt Limit 'Compromises'
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» The congressional leadership has been summoned to the White House for a debt limit summit with the deadline looming on August 2nd, but congress has to act by July 22 to 'allow the ink to dry' and get the prerequisite signatures. See yesterday's synopsis for more.
» Rape is rape - New York prosecutors will continue the rape prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF, for the alleged rape of a room service employee despite the fact that she isn't a virgin and has a life that includes sex.
» A three judge panel of the 9th circuit court has ruled against further discharges from the US military under the almost off-the-books "Don't Ask Don't Tell" rule.
» Fifteen Americans have been killed in Iraq this month, the highest monthly count of dead Americans in the country since the US allegedly garrisoned it's troops (NOT!). Meanwhile Muqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army is re-arming itself and their leader has plainly stated that if the Iraqi government allows US or NATO troops to stay past the deadline for withdrawal he will immediately order attacks on all of them AND the al-Maliki quisling government.
» Military suicides are also casualties of war - President Obama has changed the policy regarding condolence letters to the families of dead soldiers. He will begin issuing the letters to the families of suicides and any other soldier who dies in a combat zone.
In OTHER News:
Who needs boots on the ground when you're only trying to destabilize and destroy a society?
Wired, DangerRoomDespite all the talk about a troop pullout let's get something straight here folks... We're not going ANYWHERE:
July 5, 2011
5,800 Attacks Are Just The Beginning After Petraeus’ Year-Long Air War
By Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman
When Gen. David Petraeus took command of the Afghan war effort a year ago, his officers insisted that there was no way he’d go back to the bad old days of bombing the country from the sky. This was a counterinsurgency campaign, they said; winning over the population was way more important than nailing any target. Airstrikes would be solely a “tactic of last resort,” as one general told Danger Room, used only if ground troops “cannot withdraw.”
A year later: never mind. The air war is back, according to U.S. military statistics, and in a major way... [In Full]
U.S. Special Forces to offset troop withdrawal in Afghanistan
U.S. military leaders are working to replace some of the exiting American conventional forces from Afghanistan with a "mini-surge" of U.S. Special Forces, a measure to soothe commanders' fears that the withdrawal of troops might put at risk military gains, according to The Times out of Australia. [More @ VoltaireNet]
Remember... They only call it "Class War" when you fight back:
(...and try not to let your government kill too many 'dusky natives' in the interim OK?)
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