PEACE GARDEN MAMA II faith fridays: a christian's response to a terrorist's death
By now, we've all had some time to process the death of Osama bin Laden. Nearly every social group in which I'm involved has addressed in one way or another this monumental event in our world's his... Posted on 5/6/11 at 12:00 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! 9/11 Timeline
The NIE Institute is working on a 16-page tab for the September 11 tenth anniversary that will publish in September of this year. The September 11 Timeline, which will be a part of the tab, is now ava... Posted on 5/4/11 at 8:17 AM
THE NEW FORTY He is dead...but all is not well.
My son Noah called me last night around 10 PM to tell me the big news - U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden. He had hoped that the 10th Mountain Division (his home base while he was in the Army) wa... Posted on 5/2/11 at 10:51 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND State reaction to bin Laden death
BISMARCK--Gov. Jack Dalrymple released the following statement this morning:
The death of terrorist Osama Bin Laden is a clear message that we will never relent in our pursuit of justice. We are fore... Posted on 5/2/11 at 8:34 AM
Viewers of the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” will, according to some informed persons, lose the luxury of not knowing about hard but morally defensible things done on their behalf.
But other informed person say viewers will be misled because the movie intimates (actually it is ambiguous about this) a crucial role of “enhanced interrogation” in extracting information useful to tracking Osama bin Laden.
Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday.
Special operations chief Adm. Bill McRaven warned his troops, current and former, that he would take legal action against anyone found to have exposed sensitive information that could cause fellow forces harm.
A year ago this week, U.S. Navy SEALs slipped into a heavily fortified compound in Pakistan and killed the face of international terrorism. There is a growing fear, however, that Osama bin Laden’s death didn’t even seriously wound the international terror threat.
Pakistan has charged Osama bin Laden's three widows with illegally entering and living in the country, the interior minister said today. The three women have been in Pakistani detention since May last year, when U.S. commandos raided the house where they, bin Laden and several of their children were staying.
Pakistan was more than halfway done Sunday demolishing the three-story compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. commandos last May, erasing a concrete reminder of a painful and embarrassing chapter in the country's history.
As traditional military operations are cut back, the Pentagon is moving to expand the worldwide reach of the U.S. Special Operations Command to strike back wherever threats arise, or better yet, enable local forces to do the job.
Japan earthquake, Arab Spring, Penn State also make the list The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan’s earthquake/tsunami/meltdown disaster, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
The death of bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader who masterminded the Sept. 11 terror attacks, received 128 first-place votes out of 247 ballots cast for the top 10 stories. The Japan disaster was next, with 60 first-place votes. Placing third were the Arab Spring uprisings that rocked North Africa and the Middle East, while the European Union's financial turmoil was No. 4.
President Barack Obama today forcefully rejected Republican accusations that his foreign policy is timid and amounts to a policy of "appeasement." He also defended his efforts to block Iran from building a nuclear weapon.
Laden with conspiracy theories and attacks on the Obama White House, Chuck Pfarrer's "SEAL Target Geronimo" claims an alternative version of the raid in which the SEAL team shot Osama bin Laden within 90 seconds of arriving at the Pakistan compound where the al-Qaida mastermind was holed up. "It's just not true," U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Col. Tim Nye said. "It's not how it happened."
Pakistan is warning that the Taliban are plotting to secure the freedom of Osama bin Laden's wives and children by kidnapping a high-ranking government official and then offering to exchange him or her for the slain terror chief's family.
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