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Lebanon news updates for Saturday August 29

Here are the latest updates on current issues in Lebanon. You Stink protest All eyes remain focused on what is going to happen Saturday during the You Stink protest. Internal Security Forces chief Major General Ibrahim Basbous told VOL (93.3) radio station: 1500 security members are on alert and shooting at protesters is strictly prohibited. […]

MH17 May Have Been Shot Down by Ukrainian Su-25 - Air Force General

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing, which crashed in Donbass last year, may have been shot down by a military aircraft, former Russian Vice President Air Force Major General Alexander Rutskoy told Kommersant FM.

Belarus Air Force Boosts Orders of Ultra-Modern Russian Yak-130 Jets

Belarus has ordered new combat aircraft from Russia, according to the commander of Belarus’ Air Force and Air Defense Forces. Major General Oleg Dvigalev said the country has signed two contracts for four Russian Yakolev Yak-130 Mitten trainer/strike aircraft. He […]

House Cmte Demands Action from Obama Admin After Top Iranian Terrorist Violates UN Travel Ban

In another blow to the Obama administration’s Iranian nuclear deal and agreed upon sanctions, the head of Iran’s Qods Force, Major General Qasem...

Thoughts On MG (Ret) Scales

last monthIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Major General Robert Scales (U S Army Retired) once again comes out swinging against Washington ineptitude in funding the United States Army.  One of the points he makes about the creation of a hollow Army is about the reduction to 450K...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: August 2, 1777: Siege of Fort Stanwix

Wikipedia: [Siege of Fort Stanwix](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Stanwix): >In April 1777, Continental Army Major General Philip Schuyler ordered the 3rd New York Regiment under the command of Colonel Peter Gansevoort to occupy and rehabilitate the fort as a defense against British and Native incursions from Quebec. Show More Summary

Major General Horatio Gordon Robley with his collection of tattooed Maori heads, 1895

Major General Horatio Gordon Robley with his collection of Mokomokai tattooed heads. Mokomokai are the preserved heads of M?ori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, where the faces have been decorated by tattooing. They became valuable trade items during the Musket Wars of the early 19th century.

Major General Vallely Wants Us To Help Israel Bomb Iran

There's obviously no shortage of unhinged lunatics on the right for Alan Colmes to do battle with in his weekly segment on FoxNews.com's Versus. This week, Retired Army Major General Paul Vallely provided a glimpse into the right-wing, warmonger psyche and just how chilling it would be to let these people command our military once again. Show More Summary

“Mohammad Nassif: The Shadow Man of the Syria-Iran Axis,” by Mohammad Ataie

The Shadow Man of the Syria-Iran Axis For Syria Comment, July 16› By Mohammad Ataie Throughout the Syrian-Iranian partnership, few men had a more important role in the genesis and evolution of the alliance than Major General Mohammed Nassif. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: July 13, 1777: Major General William Heath

Major General William Heath: [To George Washington](http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/03-10-02-0264): >Boston July 13. 1777 Dear General >On the 11th Instant we recd the disagreeable Intelligence that on the night ofShow More Summary

Let’s Dig Up The Rotting Bones Of Confederate Traitor (And KKK Founder) Nathan Bedford Forrest!

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, by most accounts except the white supremacist ones, was quite the murderous, racist shithead. He was a wealthy slave trader, and he presided over one of the bloodiest massacres of the...Show More Summary

US ‘Stealth’ Bombers Can’t Hide From Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Russian anti-aircraft missiles can detect and hit US stealth bombers, Major General Sergei Babakov said, according to Gazeta.ru.

Johannes St Clair De Guise; phony US General in Canada

Apparently, we’re gaining some reputation in the northern provinces. Someone sent us this fellow, Johannes St Clair De Guise of Winnipeg, who claims that he’s a US Special Forces Major General. Well, first of all, he’s not listed in the flag officer registry, at least by that name. He’s really a pornographer who lured in […]

Aging Vehicles, Helicopters Weaken US Nuclear Base Security - Generals

US nuclear base security is hampered by aging and poor equipment, especially obsolete helicopters and Humvee transport vehicles that crash a lot, Twentieth Air Force Commander Major General Jack Weinstein told the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.

US to Replace Strategic Bomber Fleet With New Long-Range Bombers

The United States is working to fully consolidate its existing strategic bomber fleet under the Long-Range Strategic Bomber (LRS-B) program, US Eighth Air Force Commander Major General Richard Clark said on Thursday.

Syria edges towards partition

By: David Gardner On a visit to Syria early this month, Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s external strike force, promised a surprise. “The world will be surprised by what we and the Syrian military leadership are preparing for in coming days,” he said enigmatically. […]

MG Pittard accused of steering federal contracts to classmates

Several folks sent us a link this morning to the Washington Post article about Major General Dana Pittard who was the deputy commander of operations in the Middle East – a year ago we wrote how he was to lead the US effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Well, this year, he’s accused of […]

Color Revolutions Pose Real and Lasting Threat to Russia - Defense Ministry

Russia's Ministry of Defense considers the threat of "color revolutions" to Russia real and lasting, Major General Mikhail Smyslov said.

Our Southern Dead

150 years ago today, slavery ended in America. On June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud to the slaves of Galveston Island, Texas, whose masters’ had lied and killed for two years to prevent news of abolition from reaching their captives. Show More Summary

Neville Donohue; phony major general down-under

One of our old friends sends this story from Australia about Major General Neville Donohue for whom the courts have issued an arrest warrant after he’s missed several court dates, telling the judge that he’s dying from cancer and has only months to live. According to Donohue, he’s also a major general, but not according […]

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