Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016 14:05
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DEATH OF A GENERAL, A MOTHER’S LOSS, AND HOPE
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:30
2 February 2016
Written by: Free Burma Rangers
Kurdish forces at Nineveh front.
Several days ago we came from the front line across from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-held Nineveh to attend the memorial of a General killed as he led his troops in repelling an ISIS suicide attack. Our team, consisting of Karen, Kachin and Karenni Free Burma Rangers (FBR) team members from Burma, our family, and foreign staff, drove under snow-covered peaks and through a beautiful gorge arriving in mid-afternoon in the snowy mountain vastness of Soran.
The memorial service lasted two and a half hours with speeches, poems, as well as Kurdish music from Kurdistan’s greatest singer, Shivon Prewar. Kurdish Generals, Members of Parliament and people from all walks of life crowded in to pay their respects to General Shawkat and the others who died with him.
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Suicide Claims 14th Marine From a Unit Battered by Loss
Published: Thursday, 07 January 2016 15:53
07 January 2016
This unit is getting hit hard by suicide. Nobody seems to know what to do. I have a humble idea...
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Deuce Four: B. General Erik Kurilla makes an Amazing Speech
Published: Wednesday, 06 January 2016 16:36
06 January 2016
Erik is the finest combat leader I ever went to combat with. Spent five months with him. Before I got there to the unit in Mosul, Erik had already been knocked out by a car bomb and all sorts of other things, but was still doing missions literally 7 days per week, as the battalion commander.
The enemy hated Erik so much that they put a bounty on him. The enemy hated Deuce Four. I loved them. They were incredibly aggressive and so there was constant contact with the enemy.
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Tiger the Kitten and Cuddles the Flying Snake
Published: Monday, 21 December 2015 16:23
21 December 2015
Flying Snake: Golden Tree Snake, Chiang Mai, Thailand [Click to watch]
I was sitting here studying about Korea and set up my camera for this snake. I know a little about its habits and just less than one minute after the video started rolling, its tongue flickered out and then it came out. Perfect timing.
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Truth Wanted: $10,000 Reward (Update 14 December 2015 -- Reward is now $20,000)
Published: Monday, 02 November 2015 14:18
02 November 2015
I offer $10,000 (now $20,000) to the first person who can prove Laura Hillenbrand's allegations of this massive Japanese War Crime on Tinian Island in 1944.
From her book referencing Tinian island in 1944:
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U.S. and Others Working with Nazis Dealing in Stolen Art
Published: Monday, 07 December 2015 02:36
06 December 2015
From my Facebook
USA/Netherlands/Ukraine/Germany/Canada: Stolen Art in Nazi hands -- hands that our leaders are shaking
I published numerous times recently that a significant story was about to break regarding Ukraine. Clearance just came to me to publish. Minutes ago the story hit a front page in Netherlands.
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Published: Friday, 10 April 2015 13:20
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Gates of Fire
Published: Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:34
Published: August 31, 2005
Combat comes unexpectedly, even in war.
On Monday, while conducting operations in west Mosul, a voice came over the radio saying troops from our brother unit, the 3-21, were fighting with the enemy in east Mosul on the opposite side of the Tigris River. Moments later, SSG Will Shockley relayed word to us that an American soldier was dead. We began searching for the shooters near one of the bridges on our side of the Tigris, but they got away. Jose L. Ruiz was killed in action.
Although the situation in Mosul is better, our troops still fight here every day. This may not be the war some folks had in mind a few years ago. But once the shooting starts, a plan is just a guess in a party dress.
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