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This pressed: Pakistan : les agresseurs de Malala acquittés en secret @HuffPostQuebec


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 via Pakistan : les agresseurs de Malala acquittés en secret  (Malala’s aggressors secretly aquitted)

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this day in the yesteryear: Private Slovik Executed for Desertion (1945)


Private Slovik Executed for Desertion (1945)

US Army private Eddie Slovik was executed for desertion in 1945. His was the first such execution after the Civil War and the only one of 49 World War II desertion death sentences to be carried out. Slovik was initially separated from his unit during an artillery attack. He rejoined them but deserted after being assigned to the front lines. He later confessed in writing that he would do it again and refused offers to destroy his note and return to battle. How old was Slovik when he died? More… Discuss

word: squalor


squalor

Definition: (noun) A filthy and wretched condition or quality.
Synonyms: sordidness, squalidness
Usage: The squalor in which the refugees lived alarmed the aid workers, who knew they had to work quickly to improve these conditions. Discuss.

Google – Year in Search 2014 (Published on Dec 15, 2014/7,231,183 views)


Google – Year in Search 2014

in the news: Massacre at Pakistan School (All we have to fear is fear itself: the sooner we remove the cause of fear, the more we can enjoy the rest of ourr days!)


Massacre at Pakistan School

Pakistani Taliban terrorists brutally attacked a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar yesterday, killing at least 132 children, 10 staff members, and three soldiers, and injuring more than 100. Pakistani officials said all nine attackers were killed after an eight-hour battle with security forces at the school, which is run by the military. The Pakistani Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it retaliation for the Pakistani military‘s recent operations against militants in the region. The attackers entered the school disguised as paramilitary soldiers. More… Discuss

‘The last straw’ — Pakistan turns against terror


‘The last straw’ — Pakistan turns against terror

‘This is the last straw!”: That’s the message that Pakistanis all across the political spectrum, in a rare show of unanimity, are trying to send after the worst Islamic terror attacks the nation has suffered in more than a decade.

Tuesday’s attack on a school near Peshawar (in northwestern Pakistan) claimed at least 141 lives, most of them schoolchildren and teachers.

Not surprisingly, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed credit for the carnage. What was new was that even a number of jihadist groups and fellow-travelers joined the nationwide chorus of condemnation.

via ‘The last straw’ — Pakistan turns against terror.

TALIBAN FLEXING MUSCLE High-profile attacks ahead of US Afghan drawdown|via TheTruth.com


TALIBAN FLEXING MUSCLE High-profile attacks ahead of US Afghan drawdown

The Taliban are flexing their muscle with a series of high-profile attacks in recent weeks, showing they are far from defeated as the U.S. prepares to withdraw most of its forces from Afghanistan at year’s end.

The Taliban have staged at least 12 attacks targeting foreigners in the past three weeks, many of them inside Kabul.

Although the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell, has said any talk of a Taliban resurgence is “absolutely false,” critics who have watched the Islamic State sweep over Iraq after the U.S. withdrawal are looking on nervously.

The Afghanistan attacks come as the U.S. prepares to pull out all but nearly 10,000 troops.

Retired Gen. Jack Keane, a Fox News military analyst, said the current problem in Kabul was avoidable:

“We predicted that we were going to have major problems around Kabul and to the east of Kabul to the Pakistan border with the Haqqani network,” Keane said, referencing the powerful Pakistan-based Taliban affiliate. “The president did not give us the full number of surge forces, and then over General Petraeus‘ objections, he pulled them out early.”

Aid and charity groups in the region are urging their workers to leave the country over the Christmas holidays. Even the Canadian Embassy issued an advisory to its citizens cautioning all of them to leave immediately.

via TALIBAN FLEXING MUSCLE High-profile attacks ahead of US Afghan drawdown. #TheTruth.com

this day in the yesteryear: The Taliban Captures Kabul (1996)


The Taliban Captures Kabul (1996)

During the chaotic period that followed the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, a militia of Islamic fundamentalist students known as the Taliban became increasingly powerful. In 1996, the Taliban captured the capital city of Kabul and declared itself the legitimate government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, establishing a strict Islamic regime that became a haven for extremists. Whose assassination two days before the 9/11 attacks of 2001 dealt a blow to the anti-Taliban resistance? More… Discuss