Tuesday, March 29, 2011

REMEMBER IRAQ??? 23 IRAQIS KILLED AND 71 WOUNDED IN NEW VIOLENCE


The people of the United States were told by the Bush administration that "the surge" had stopped the violence in Iraq, but on Tuesday 23 Iraqis were killed and 71 wounded in the growing violence in the country.

Read more here:

http://original.antiwar.com/updates/2011/03/29/tuesday-23-iraqis-killed-71-wounded/

Click on link to read story

THIS IS RIDICULOUS!! WE HAVE SPENT $550 MILLION ON THE WAR IN LIBYA


We have bridges, roads and schools in total disrepair here in the United States and yet we have spent over $550 million on the war in Libya.

Read more here:

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/29/pentagon-libya-mission-has-cost-us-550-million-so-far/?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk1%7C207865

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

HELP FEED AND CLOTH HOMELESS VETERANS


Checkout this site if you want to help feed and cloth homeless veterans.

http://www.theveteranssite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=10

Click here.

OFF WE GO...Operation Odyssey Dawn

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NATO Allied Spanish Air Force F-18's Take Off From Naval Air Station Sig...

Fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Arghandab Valley

AMAZING VIDEO FROM COMBAT OUTPOST IN AFGHANISTAN NOT SHOWN ON U.S. TV

THE FORGOTTEN AFGHANISTAN WAR: U.S. FORCES BATTLE TALIBAN IN FIERCE FIREFIGHT

NEW COMBAT FOOTAGE: U.S. SPECIAL FORCES SHOWN IN FIREFIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN

TWO U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED BY AFGHAN SECURITY GUARD


Two U.S. soldiers have been killed by an Afghn security guard.

Read full story here with names of soldiers killed.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42203513/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/

Click on link

SLIDE SHOW: MARINES MAKE PROGRESS IN AFGHANISTAN IN SPITE OF BOMBS


This is a slide show showing U.S. Marines making progress in Afghanistan in spite of bombs.

Watch here:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/01/17/world/20100117Helmand.html?ref=afghanistan

Click on link to watch slide show

WARNING: GRUESOME WAR PICTURES. U.S. TROOPS HUNT HUMAN BEINGS IN AFGHANISTAN


An investigation is underway to determine what took place when U.S. troops were shown hunting human beings in Afghanistan.

Read more here and look at pictures.

http://thedirty.com/2011/03/american-soldiers-hunting-humans-in-afghanistan-for-sport/

Click on link for pictures and story.

LARA LOGAN, CBS WAR CORRESPONDENT, ANSWERS VIEWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN


Lara Logan, CBS war correspondent, answers viewers questions about the war in Afghanistan.

Watch video here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6905223n

Click on link to watch video

Monday, March 21, 2011

ARAB LEAGUE CONDEMNS AIR STRIKES ON LIBYAN CITIZENS


The Arab League is condemining air strikes by the U.S. and NATO on Libyan citizens.

Watch video here:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6458

Click on link to play video

NO FLY ZONE NECESSARY, BUT IMPERIALIST OBJECTIVES ARE NOT


The use of a no-fly zone over Libya is being hailed by many nations, but they also question the imperialist views of the United States of America.

Watch video here:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6457

Click on link to watch video

Rejoicing in Libya's Benghazi - Africa - Al Jazeera English

First video of pro rebel forces rejoicing in Benghazi after deafeating Gadaffi loyaliss.


Rejoicing in Libya's Benghazi - Africa - Al Jazeera English

LATEST NEWS FROM IRAQ: SECURITY PROBLEMS STILL GRIP IRAQ


Baghdad

Roadside bomb kills 1 civilian, injures 7 people, including 3 police, in central Baghdad. A few minutes later, a second bomb injures 6 people, including 3 police. Aswat al-Iraq gives different casualty totals -- see next link.

Mortar attack on security headquarters in Baladiyat district, no word on casualties.

VoI describes 4 separate explosions late Saturday and (apparently) early Sunday, killing 3 and injuring 22. Attack on an army patrol in Aadhamiya kills 2 soldiers and one civilian, injures 6 soldiers an 1 civilian. Explosion in a road tunnel in Aadhamiya also injures 4 persons. Attack on an army patrol in al-Shaab injures 5 soldiers, and an explosion in Karrada injures 4 civilians.

al-Sherqat, Salhudin Province

Two Turkish nationals, employed by the Iraqi government to build a school, are kidnapped by unknown gunmen. (This strange policy of employing foreigners on government projects apparently continued. With unemployment at unacceptable levels in Iraq, it is difficult to explain. -- C

Other News of the Day

Director of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council says it has released nearly 13,000 prisoners in the past two months, either through acquittal or pardon. Large scale detentions have provoked demonstrations recently. It is not clear, but one suspects many of these prisoners were among those turned over to Iraqi control by the U.S. -- C

Hey kids! Did you know that Operation Iraqi Freedom began on March 20, 2003? Yes, today is the eighth anniversary of the day of Shock and Awe. It seems a few hundred people in California noticed, but hardly anybody else did. Down the memory hole . . .



Video of bloody Libya unrest as protests rage in Tripoli, Benghazi

UNIQUE AMATEUR VIDEO OF GUN FIGHT IN LIBYA

Battlefield video: Libya rebels fight Gaddafi forces

LATEST NEWS FROM LIBYA. F-18 FIGHTER JETS HEAD FOR LIBYA LOADED WITH BOMBS

Operations in Libya, Day 2 Report - 03/20/2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My World War II scrapbook

Please take a few minutes to go through my World War II scapbook which I have now added to the links on the left-hand column of my blog.

I started the scrapbook of World War II when I was eleven years old and I recently donated the scrapbook to the Pritzker Military Library http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/ in Chicago, Illinois.

Here is the direct link to my World War II scrapbook:  http://issuu.com/billcorc1/docs/billcww2scrapbook

Just click on the arrow on the right side of each page and it will take you through the entire scrapbook which includeds headlines from major battle, stories, cartoons and memorabilia I collected during World War II.

If you would like to comment on the scrapbook, you can do so in your name or anonymously under this post.

Thanks.  Bill Corcoran,  editor, CORKSPHERE

US troops morale down in Afghanistan

FOURTEEN AMERICANS KILLED IN TWO INCIDENTS IN AFGHANISTAN

US MARINES IN FIERCE BATTLE WITH TALIBAN FOR NOW ZAD IN AFGHANISTAN

TENSE BATTLE ON FRONT LINES IN AFGHANISTAN

My journey to the Afghanistan front line

VIOLENT VIDEO: A COMPANY, 1 RIFLES IN HEATED BATTLE

NATO AIR STRIKE KILLS 2 AFGHAN CHILDREN


A NATO air strike has killed two Afghan children

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110315/wl_nm/us_afghanistan_civilians_nato_1

Click on link above.




N.E. Marine, soldier killed in Afghanistan - The Boston Globe

More members of the U.S. militar killed in Afghanistan.

N.E. Marine, soldier killed in Afghanistan - The Boston Globe

Click on this link to read full story

Marines from Charlie Company, 1st battalion 6th Marines in Afghanistan

RAW COMBAT VIIDEO OF MARINES AND SOLDIERS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN

VIDEO MARINES IN COMBAT

Monday, March 14, 2011

AFGHANISTAN WORSENS: SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 37 AT AFGHAN ARMY RECRUITMENT CENTER


The situation in Afghanistan is getting worse not better and even General David Patreaus admits the United States and coalition forces are making only "modest gains."

On Monday a sucide bomber killed 37 Afghan army recruits at a Afghan Army recruitment center.

Read Reuters story story:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/suicide-attack-afghanistan_n_835302.html

Click on link to read story.







Saturday, March 12, 2011

NEW VIDEO OF U.S. MARINE HELICOPTERS ON RELIEF MISSION TO JAPAN

NEW VIDEO OF U.S. AIR FORCE UPLOADING RELIEF SUPPLYS FOR JAPAN

VIDEO OF OUR TROOPS GETTING READY TO LEND ASSISTANCE TO JAPAN

HOW TO GET INFO ON TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND JAPAN

MUST SEE VIDEO: VETERAN DESTROYS PEOPLE AT BUDGET CUT MEETING


This is a must see video.

A veteran verbally destroys a meeting of Modesto, California politicians who plan on cutting benefits to veterans.

Give the video time to kick in.  You won't be disappointed.

Watch video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlUC4R-9AfA

Click on this link to watch video






SAILORS FROM USS BLUE RIDGE ONLOAD SUPPLIES FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spc. ANDREW WADE, 22, SOLDIER FROM CHICAGO AREA KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN


Spc. Andrew Wade, 22, a soldier from Antioch, Illinois just north of Chicago was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan.

Read more here:

http://tiny.cc/eko5b

Click on link to read full story.

'CONSPICUOUS COURAGE UNDER FIRE"---GIS TELL COMBAT STORIES IN THEIR OWN WORDS


THIS IS A MUST SEE VIDEO.


It's called "Conspicuous Courage Under Fire" and a number of GIs tell in their own words what it is like to be in combat. 

WATCH VIDEO HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/user/3rdID8487#p/u/94/YUz_wKYaa4g

CLICK ON LINK TO WATCH THIS RIVETING VIDEO

3rd ID VIDEO NOT SEEN ON MAINSTREAM MEDIA. SAVING LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN


This video shows the 3rd ID preparing and flying into Afghanistan on a mission of mercy to save wounded U.S. troops. 

I have been questioned by someone on Facebook for posting videos that are NOT real.  I got news for the guy who questioned me.

This video is real and this is how the 3rd ID handles an extremely difficult situation in Afghanistan THAT IS NOT COVERED BY THE STUPID MAINSTREAM MEDIA IN THE UNITED STATES.

Watch video here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/3rdID8487#p/u/47/vustj09BrhE

CLICK ON LINK TO WATCH THIS VIDEO OF THE 3RD ID IN ACTION

"FRIENDLY FIRE??" NATO TROOPS KILL COUSIN OF AFGHAN PRESIDENT


An investigation is underway to find out how and why NATO troops killed a cousin of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.

Read more here:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12700630


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U.S. TROOPS EXPECTED TO BE IN AFGHANISTAN ANOTHER 8 TO 10 YEARS



The United States military is expected to be in Afghanistan for at least another 8 to 10 years according to a Democratic Congressman just back from a fact-finding tour.

Read more here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/10/bruce-braley-afghanistan_n_833713.html

Click on link to read full story.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TRAGIC VIDEO OF A GI KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

JUST RELEASED: MOST DANGEROUS ROAD IN AFGHANISTAN

IT PISSES ME OFF NO END WHY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA THINKS EVERY DETAIL OF CHARLIE SHEEN'S LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN AFGHANISTAN COMBAT FOOTAGE

WHY WON'T AMERICAN TV SHOW A VIDEO LIKE THIS? U.S. MARINES FROM 2/7 FOX CO BATTLE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN

VIOLENT VIDEO OF STRATHCONA'S DEFENDING THEIR COUNTRY AGAINST THE TALIBAN.

BRUTAL VDIEO: AIRBORNE CAV POURS IT ON TALIBAN. STRONG LANGUAGE.:

BRUTAL ATTACK ON U.S. OUTPOST IN AFGHANISTAN. TALIBAN VIDEO

FI NALLY: A REPORTER SAYS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR THREE YEARS ABOUT THE WARS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ


For over three years I have devoted my blog to reporting stories from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that are completely ignored by the mainstream media.

Now a reporter is saying the same thing. 

Read story here:

http://www.examiner.com/christian-perspectives-in-san-jose/stories-of-sacrifice-from-afghanistan-and-iraq-need-to-be-reported-and-honored

Click on link to read story.

FEMALE GIS STRUGGLE WITH HIGHER RATES OF DIVORCE


Female member of the U.S. military are struggling with higher rates of divorce.

Read more here:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hPSmU1eF0mNmAxREfUhxkbbzILxQ?docId=c8eb5622c9304fb88744e6c8967e195e

Click on link to read story.

DRAMATIC WAR VIDEO: NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN TWO YEARS EXCEPT THE MEDIA IS PAYING LESS AND LESS ATTENTION TO OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN.

RAW Combat Footage Afghanistan Helmet Camera

Marines Destroy Taliban Compound in Afghanistan - Raw Video