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  1. Pentagon - Little-known story During a visit with a fellow chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, I had a chance to hear a first-hand account of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon. The chaplain told me what happened at a daycare center near where the impact occurred. This daycare had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do. There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs. There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers. ..... Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared. The director thought, 'Well, here we are—on our own.' About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines in tow. Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac and the Pentagon. Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park, and then did a fabulous thing - they formed a circle with the cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the covered wagons in the Old West. Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to keep them from wandering off. Outside this circle were the 40 Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be notified and come get their children. The chaplain then said, "I don't think any of us saw nor heard of this on any of the news stories of the day. It was an incredible story of our men there. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. The thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted; could we expect any less from them? It was one of the most touching stories from the Pentagon." Remember Ronald Reagan's great compliment: "Most of us wonder if our lives made any difference. Marines don't have that problem." God Bless the USA , our troops, and you. If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the military, pray for our men and women who have served and are currently serving our country and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. 12 Years PROUDLY served Gunnery Sergeant USMC 1st Recon
  2. mcjocky1 you have no right to be Quoting a Marine saying..
  3. One has to wonder... Why is all that up to date info.. If they had been removed why keep that info up to date. I also do not remember seeing them on the list a few weeks ago when I checked it out.
  4. If this is the case I would be looking for the UN to be stepping in at anytime now.. This would throw the whole area into chaos. UN maybe suckers.. But they arent stupid
  5. Right right.. Pig fly and rocks swim
  6. Dont read into it. They could be buying gold, silver anything for all we know..
  7. I am wondering if the CBI is just gona say... We are done waiting for the Gov to form.. the people need this here it goes
  8. I dont understand why.. the Dinar isnt made in Iraq so why would it ship from there if its closer then Iraq. Until proof there no country invested in the Dinar.. THere is alot of talk but ZERO proof.. plz prove me wrong. GWB said the war would be paid for.. NO ONE but him knows what that ment. For all we know it could have been oil he was talking about.
  9. BAGHDAD – Iraq's political bazaar is branching out. Envoys for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his chief rival crossed paths in Kuwait this week. Iraq's deputy prime minister just returned from Turkey and a top Shiite powerbroker and others have beaten a path to Syria recently to discuss Iraq's seven-month political logjam since elections in March. The trips reflect the possible end games in motion on all sides and the need to test reactions across a region with sharply mixed views on al-Maliki's Shiite-led coalition and its gambits to remain in power. They run from clear backing in Iran to outright concern in the Sunni heartland of the Gulf and elsewhere. U.S. officials, meanwhile, are urging for a speedy resolution. There's fear the political vacuum — which still could continue for months — is encouraging insurgent attacks and rattling potential foreign investors. In central Baghdad on Friday, more than 3,000 demonstrators joined in a rally to demand an end to the deadlock, chanting "we cannot wait any longer." One banner carried the message: "Redo the elections if you can't form the government" A possible way out of the political gridlock could be finally taking shape. Al-Maliki appears close to nailing down enough allies to begin forming a government. It's been an uphill fight since his coalition placed second behind a Sunni-backed bloc, which has bragging rights as victor yet cannot muster a parliamentary majority through alliances with other groups. But al-Maliki, too, still needs a boost to get him over the top. At the moment, his most likely partners are the Kurds, who control an enclave in the north. The Kurds are taking their time, however, and it's unclear when they will make their political intentions known. They want firm guarantees in exchange for their support, including a referendum to decide control of the oil-rich region around Kirkuk. The area lies just outside the Kurds' semiautonomous zone, but they are part of a three-way contest for influence along with ethnic Turks and central authorities in Baghdad. The Kurds have scheduled high-level talks with al-Maliki's allies for Friday. They have already met in preliminary rounds. A key al-Maliki adviser, Abdul-Halim al-Zuhairi, told The Associated Press that the early talks with Kurds have included the Kirkuk referendum and demands for greater aid to Kurds who suffered under attacks by Saddam Hussein in the 1980s. A possible sticking point, however, is over Kurdish proposals for what amounts to a pull-the-plug clause: a pact that any future government would have to fall if Kurds withdrew their support, said al-Zuhairi, who led a delegation this week to Qatar and Kuwait to discuss al-Maliki's bid to remain in office. He said as they were leaving Kuwait on Wednesday, they came across a team from al-Maliki's rival Sunni-bloc arriving for talks. Al-Zuhairi's delegation was trying to gauge reactions to a possible second al-Maliki term among Sunni Gulf leaders. The other group was possibly doing some advance groundwork on their strategy. Even if the Sunni-backed bloc fails to keep al-Maliki from staying in office, they will likely lobby for key positions in roles such as overseeing security and foreign affairs. They also seek to reduce the powers of the prime minister's office. Kuwait factors heavily in all political discussions in Iraq over demands for $25 billion in U.N.-mandated reparations for Saddam's 1990 invasion. Qatar, meanwhile, is a good Sunni sounding board. It's both a solid Western ally and an emerging political powerhouse in the Gulf. Its rulers also see themselves as mediators on regional face-offs, including the deep Gulf suspicions and worries over growing Iranian influence through channels such as Iraq's majority Shiites. To the north, Turkey also has keen interest in Iraq's political shakeout. Turkish companies have been eager investors in the Kurdish region and Turkey carries important sway over Iraq's Turkomen, one of the groups involved in the competition over Kirkuk. Turkish security forces, meanwhile, have repeatedly crossed the border over the decades to attack Kurdish rebels seeking greater autonomy in southeastern Turkey. Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has held several rounds of postelection talks with Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, a backer of the Sunni-bloc leader, Ayad Allawi. On Wednesday, another Allawi supporter — Iraq's deputy prime minister, Rafia al-Issawi — told a news conference in Turkey's capital Ankara that "external sources" are responsible for Iraq's political limbo. It's an apparent reference to Iran and its ties to Shiite parties, which have banded together and seem close to blocking Allawi from leading the next government. But not all Shiite parties have fallen behind al-Maliki. Chief among them is the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, a powerful group closely linked to Iran. It leaves open room that they could still be working on an alternative choice for prime minister, possibly a Supreme Council ally, Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi. The head of the Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim, was in Damascus earlier this week to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has had tense relations with al-Maliki's government and would likely favor a new face leading Iraq. Washington has not thrown its support behind any candidate, but has urged for a government that represents all Iraq's groups. It's clear, however, that U.S. officials are in somewhat of a bind. They are tired of the political standstill. At the same time, they are worried that al-Maliki's partnership with a hard-line Shiite faction led by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would open the door for direct Iranian influence in Iraqi affairs and derail pro-Western security and commercial policies. Al-Maliki met Wednesday with the State Department's No. 3 diplomat, William Burns, and a senior American trade envoy, Francisco Sanchez, who urged for Iraq to settle the impasse. "I think it's in the Iraqi people's interest to be able to form a government as soon as possible," Sanchez told reporters. ___ Associated Press writers Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Bushra Juhi contributed to this report.
  10. Hey I'll buy for 600 if its worth it.. Leave a message on my profile and let me now what you got
  11. wdsonny 1- why dont you watch your mouth.. people dont need or want to read your short vocab.. 2- it says right on the top dont comment if it isnt contructive.. and what you had to say was nothing.. Dont want to read it dont.. Next time you have a thought keep it to yourself
  12. * Kuwait: the outstanding issues with Iraq will be closed with the formation of the government September 28th, 2010 09:35 am · Posted in NEWS Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait: the outstanding issues with Iraq will be closed with the formation of the government Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al-Jarallah, said that the outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait will be closed permanently with the formation of the new government in Iraq. The newspaper Arab Times on Tuesday issued Jarallah as saying that “files maintenance of border signs, property and prisoners, and compensation will be shut down completely with the formation of the new government in Iraq.” The file includes Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations a lot of outstanding issues, notably the compensation paid by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991, and the position of Kuwait from Iraq would emerge from Chapter VII of the UN, as well as the demarcation of the border between the two countries and the remains of missing Kuwaitis LINK
  13. please move this to off Topic.. HAS ZERO to do with Dinar.
  14. Sorry I cant send him my Dinar.. I would be to scared he would take a vacation with it again. Besides, he dont need mine.. im sure when this RV/RI's he will be taking to much credit for doing nothing.
  15. Wow.. he asked for some help and you blow up at him.. here how about this.. He wanted help from some who knows what he is talking about so he asked for scooter. Im sure alot of other people could tell him as well.. but they wouldnt get on his back about it.. Oildriven he was asking for help.. if you cant handly it maybe you shouldnt post anything at all.. Be a part of the help not a part of the problem. Alot of people have had there panties in a knot on here lately.. Maybe people need to take a much needed break away from DV.
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