The Medal of Honor will be awarded to 24 people, three of them living, who served in wars of past decades, the White House announced today.
Affirms reviews can right the wrong. Now…Mr. President/Members of Congress : tis time to review, then rescind the 20 MOH’s for Wounded Knee, beginning with those gifted ( not earned) USMA grads. Thanks.
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#1.The target was a hospital owned by Ghassan Abboud, a pro-opposition businessman who owns Orient Television.
Orient Television, based in Dubai and broadcasting into Syria, has been vehement in its criticism of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an al Qaeda splinter group that has seized several strategic areas along the border and choked supply lines to more moderate rebel groups in the interior.
Now, Islamist fighters, including jihadis from across the world, have eclipsed secular groups and are also at war with each other in much of Syria, with the Nusra Front and other Islamists fighting the ISIL - a group disavowed by al Qaeda.
#2. (From) BEIRUT (AP) — Two suicide bombers killed a senior al-Qaida operative on Sunday, blowing themselves up inside the militant leader’s compound in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, rebels and activists said.
Abu Khaled al-Suri was the representative of al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri in Syria, rebels said. Al-Souri’s killing will further complicate efforts to resolve weeks of infighting between rebels and militants of the breakaway al-Qaida group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The fighting has killed thousands since January. It has also badly weakened rebel ranks, allowing Assad-loyal forces to advance into key-rebel areas, including around Aleppo.
1+1 = jeter de l’huile sur le feu
Living For The City - Stevie Wonder (1973)
How does one decide to pull up roots in seconds?
How can you choose to separate the ones you love and those hate?
You act like we weren’t good enough for you,
You use words like a fresh sharpen blade to cut into our throats.
Then throw a fit, when tears are spilt,
Head bowed~Wet Eyes
Photograph by Erika Larsen
Destiny Buck, of the Wanapum tribe, rides her mare, Daisy, in the yearly Indian princess competition in Pendleton, Oregon. Embraced first for war, hunting, and transport, horses became partners in pageantry and a way to show tribal pride.
You may not recognize Ira H. Hayes from his Marine Corps Paratroop School photograph here, but you would certainly recognize another photograph he appears in: “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.”
Hayes was one of the men in a now-famous photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal.
Hayes was a Pima
Indian. (RED~UNDANT) He was born on a cotton farm in the Gila River reservation in Arizona. After the flag-raising photograph catapulted him to fame, President Roosevelt asked that the three surviving men in the photo return to the United States for a war bond drive. He died in 1955 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery.
Image, original caption: Pfc. Ira H. Hayes, a #Pima, at age 19, ready to jump, Marine Corps Paratroop School, 1943. National Archives Identifier 519164.
He died of thirst, not of drink. He was paraded around as the token-injun war hero until he was no longer needed, then kicked into the ditch-the Rez. His Storytell epitomizes how indigenous are used as props, then destroyed as if indigenous were inanimate objects rather than civilized breathing souls.