Friday, May 20, 2011

In the real world; there is real tragedy.

TRAGEDY (click title to entry - thank you) Brigadier James Cowan, inset, gave evidence at the inquest into the death of Darren Chant and four of his comrades, who were killed at the Blue 25 checkpoint.

Is the corruption in Afghanistan so deep the most promising officers are being targeted for death?

I would hate to think the ISI in cooperation with the Taliban are actually carrying these strikes.

,,,Brigadier James Cowan, who was in charge of 9,500 British troops in southern Afghanistan in 2009, said Darren Chant had been selected for promotion to army officer level before his death and was a ‘clear candidate’ to be the sergeant major at Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst – a top position in the army.
He said: ‘Sergeant Major Chant was a big man in every sense of the word. He had a personality big enough to be a widely-respected character.’
But on the day he was to be informed of his promotion, the father-of-three from Horndean was shot dead by a rogue Afghan policeman.
The attacker, named in court as Afghan police officer Gulbuddin Mohammed, killed five soldiers in the attack at Blue 25 checkpoint in the village of Shin Kalay on November 3, 2009. WO1 Chant and his men had been based at Blue 25 to iron out problems with the local Afghan police force....

"Doom's Day Cults"

"..."Heaven's Gate" (click here) was the latest of three organizations founded by Marshall Herff Applewhite and Bonnie "Ti" Lu Trusdale Nettles, a.k.a. "The Two." The first was Human Individual Metamorphosis (HIM) which they organized in 1975. They traveled to the Colorado desert to wait for the arrival of a UFO. None came...."


...Preacher and evangelical broadcaster Harold Camping (click title to entry - thank you) has announced that Jesus Christ will return to Earth this Saturday, May 21, and many of his followers are traveling the country in preparation for the weekend Rapture. They're undeterred, it seems, by Mr. Camping's dodgy track record with end-of-the-world predictions....

NATO operations don't need Congressional approval of The War Power's Act.

Press Briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, (click title to entry - thank you) the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, Military Spokesman for Operation Unified