Τρίτη, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2015

Η ΣΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΕΚΣΤΡΑΤΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΡΩΣΙΑΣ-45 (ΡΩΣΙΚΕΣ ΚΑΤΑΓΓΕΛΙΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΝΑΔΙΚΕΣ ΕΝΕΡΓΙΕΣ ),( Μικρή συλλογή άρθρων)

Α)Βγήκαν τα γάντια στην Αττάλεια. Ο Πούτιν εκθέτει τις συναλλαγές των G 20 με τους Τζιχαντιστές της Συρίας

Του Rudy Panko Russia Insider, 16-11-15

Σε μια κλασσική κίνηση Πούτιν, ο Ρώσος πρόεδρος παρουσίασε αποδείξεις για την οικονομική ενίσχυση των τζιχαντιστών του (Ισις) Ισλαμικού Κράτους ( Ι Κ ) από κράτη-μέλη των G 20 …κατά την διάσκεψη των G 20 στην Αττάλεια. Μιλώντας με δημοσιογράφους, μετά την διάσκεψη κορυφής, ο Πρόεδρος Πούτιν αποκάλυψε:

Today in Military History: November 17, 1915:Battle of Fort Riviere: U.S. Marines Capture Haitian Rebel Stronghold

Battle of Fort Riviere: U.S. Marines Capture Haitian Rebel Stronghold
Assault on Fort Riviere by (l to r) Sgt. Iams, Major Butler, and Pvt. Gross
Artist unknown, from the USMC Art Collection
Image courtesy of http://yellowlegs-and-others.com
(Unless otherwise noted, all illustrations/images are from Wikipedia)

In the early twentieth century, America kept a close eye on the political and economic goings-on of the many nations of the Western Hemisphere, often citing the Monroe Doctrine as the basis of this paternalism. The words of Theodore Roosevelt, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," were used as the background for many of these interventions. Often, U.S. military forces were involved in civil wars in these nations. These involvements were called "gunboat diplomacy," "big-stick diplomacy," and other names. Another term which has recently gained some notoriety is "Banana Wars." One of these interventions took place in 1915, in the small nation of Haiti.

The Fort Hood Shootings, six years later...

 
The Fort Hood Shootings, six years later...
....and people are still fighting for their benefits.
I guess the issue still comes down to whether it was combat related.  Well, Fox seems to provide enough proof to me that it was combat, whether here or not:
Meanwhile sitting on death row, convicted killer Hasan has drafted a 100-page handwritten document, justifying his extreme religious views and claiming his faith is inconsistent with American democracy.
Written from his high-security prison cell at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, and reviewed by Fox News, the lengthy document is what one Islamic history expert described as a "plodding" discussion of his personal convictions to justify the November 2009 murders at the Texas Army base.
"This long document constitutes an attempt at ex post facto justification for his killing of 13 people at Ft. Hood ... retroactively lionizing himself as waging jihad (in the cause of Allah),"  Dr. Timothy Furnish, an Islamic history expert, explained. Furnish reviewed the handwritten document, titled "The Purpose of Life: Why Were We Created?" and found no evidence the text contained threats.

Today in Military History: November 10, 1865,Henry Wirz, Former Commandant of Andersonville POW Camp, is Hanged for War Crimes


Henry Wirz, Former Commandant of Andersonville POW Camp, is Hanged for War Crimes
Major Henry Wirz, CSA, date and photographer unknown
Image from the National Park Service, courtesy of http://www.nps.gov
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For today, we will examine the story of Henry Wirz, a Swiss immigrant and Confederate officer, who was one of only two men tried for war crimes during the course of the War Between the States.
Background
Heinrich Hartmann Wirz was born in 1822 in Zurich, Switzerland. He attended the University of Zurich, but apparently never received a degree. Wirz received medical training, and had a medical practice before immigrating to the United States in 1849. He was a part of a wave of revolutionaries who left Europe in 1848-1849. Wirz established a medical practice in Kentucky, where he met and married a local widow with two children. The family moved to Louisiana, where Wirz continued his medical practice.

Today in Military History: November 6, 1865,Confederate Raider Shenandoah Surrenders to British Authorities at Liverpool, Seven Months after Appomattox


 
Confederate Raider Shenandoah Surrenders to British Authorities at Liverpool, Seven Months after Appomattox
"Destruction of Whale Ships off Cape Thaddeus Arctic Ocean, June 23, 1865 by
(Confederate Steamer) Shenandoah;" Colored lithograph of artwork by B. Russell
Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph
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Today's little history lesson involves a warship still fighting for its "Lost Cause" seven months after the surrender of the Army of North Virginia. Its actions became the basis of an international court case between the U.S. and Great Britain