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The Captain’s AMERICA Radio Show For Feb.5th

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Tune in today to hear special guest Debra Argel who is a member of the
Special Operations Warriors Foundation. Debra lost her son in Iraq in
2005 and has been both help and is a helper of the SOWF
Organization…

We talk about the mission and the programs offerred by SOWF to our
Military Troops and their Families…

You’ll also hear the latest from FOX and Israeli News letting you know
all the latest going on in the World around you…

Follow that up with the latest on the Global War on Terror from the
Dept. of Defense and our “Heroes Segment” where another brave
Military person is honored for service ‘above and beyond the call of
duty’…

We have another Business News segment letting you know how the
Business sector and Stock Market is reacting to our most recent
economical news…

We finish up with ‘The Captain’ talking about the current status of
the Economic Stimulous Package now in the U.S. Senate and what will
‘probably’ happen to it so it gains passage in the Senate. One thing
IS for sure, there WILL be an Economic Stimulous Package PASSED by the
Congress and signed by Pres. Barack Obama BEFORE the end of the Month
of February. The only question is, “how much PORK will be cut out of
it”…

God Bless America and ALL those who defend, protect and serve her
keeping all of us free and safe…

‘The Captain’

http://thecaptainsamerica.com
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http://www.newssarasota.com
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February 6, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, economy, Iraq, Politics, the captains america, trucking, War on terror | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obama and the Treatment of Terrorist Suspects

By Fred Burton and Ben West – from Stratfor.com

U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Feb. 1 approving the continued use of renditions by the CIA. The order seems to go against Obama’s campaign promises to improve the image of the United States abroad, as renditions under the Bush administration had drawn criticism worldwide, especially from members of the European Union. The executive order does not necessarily mean that renditions and other tactics for dealing with terrorist suspects will proceed unchanged, however.

Obama came into office promising changes in the way the United States combats terrorism. One of these changes was a new emphasis on legal processes and a shift away from controversial methods of treating terrorist suspects, like rendition, harsh interrogation techniques and secret prisons. The Obama administration can and will roll back some of these tactics, as demonstrated by the president’s Jan. 22 order to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. But some will continue. Continue reading

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security, Iraq, Politics, War on terror | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“The Captain’s AMERICA” Radio Show Podcast

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Today’s guest is Frank Salvato, Managing Editor of the New Media Journal, and he starts out talking about Democratic ‘friends’ like ACORN who could be getting millions of dollars with the new $825 trillion spending plan…

You’ll hear hear the latest on IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment
trial in the IL Senate and how that relates to what happens next in
Illinois…

There’s Homeland Security and Iraq news straight from the Multi
National Forces in Iraq, more good news not being reported by our
Liberal mainstream media…

Toss in some News about Hamas and Israel and what’s going on in the
Arthur Nadel Fraud case in Sarasota. Nadel turned himself in today at
the FBI Office in Tampa, FL…

Of course we have the very latest from the DOD and we have our latest
Heroes segment…

God Bless America and all those who defend, protect and serve her
keeping all of us FREE & SAFE…

‘The Captain’

http://thecaptainsamerica.com
http://www.newssarasota.com
http://www.newmediajournal.us
http://www.nettalkworld.com

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January 27, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Iraq, Politics, the captains america, trucking | Leave a comment

Strategic Divergence: The War Against the Taliban and the War Against Al Qaeda

By George Friedman – from Stratfor.com

Washington’s attention is now zeroing in on Afghanistan. There is talk of doubling U.S. forces there, and preparations are being made for another supply line into Afghanistan — this one running through the former Soviet Union — as an alternative or a supplement to the current Pakistani route. To free up more resources for Afghanistan, the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq probably will be accelerated. And there is discussion about whether the Karzai government serves the purposes of the war in Afghanistan. In short, U.S. President Barack Obama’s campaign promise to focus on Afghanistan seems to be taking shape.

We have discussed many aspects of the Afghan war in the past; it is now time to focus on the central issue. What are the strategic goals of the United States in Afghanistan? What resources will be devoted to this mission? What are the intentions and capabilities of the Taliban and others fighting the United States and its NATO allies? Most important, what is the relationship between the war against the Taliban and the war against al Qaeda? If the United States encounters difficulties in the war against the Taliban, will it still be able to contain not only al Qaeda but other terrorist groups? Does the United States need to succeed against the Taliban to be successful against transnational Islamist terrorists? And assuming that U.S. forces are built up in Afghanistan and that the supply problem through Pakistan is solved, are the defeat of Taliban and the disruption of al Qaeda likely? Continue reading

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security, Iraq | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fighting Fire with Fire

By Alan Burkhart

In a recent article posted at truthout.org, Phillip Butler makes a case for the arrest of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for crimes against the U.S. Constitution. Butler is a veteran military pilot and was a POW in Vietnam for 2,855 days. Since his repatriation in 1973, he has earned a PhD in Sociology and according to his author bio, “he mentors business and organization leaders and is a community activist.”

His article is well-written and thorough, using the Third Geneva Convention and its rules regarding the interrogation of POWs as the basis for his assertions. In the article, Butler accuses the Bush Administration of “gross attempts to institutionalize torture.” In addition to being well-written, the article is also gravely out of step with the times.

Article 17 of the Third Geneva Convention states:
“No physical or mental torture, nor any other form of coercion may be inflicted on prisoners of war to secure from them information of any kind whatever. Prisoners of war who refuse to answer may not be threatened, insulted, or exposed to any unpleasant or disadvantageous treatment of any kind.”

In a war between two legitimate nations, each with a well-organized and identifiable military, this is an acceptable practice. Unfortunately, such is not the case in the war being waged against the free world by Islamic fundamentalists.

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January 27, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security, Iraq, trucking, War on terror | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Episode: The Captain’s AMERICA Radio Show For Jan. 14th

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Today starts out all about the Gaza Strip and Israel’s fighting now
causing Hamas to be ‘willing’ to accept a cease-fire, but…the UN and
Israel and Hamas have to agree to ‘talk’ first and until Hamas stops
firing missiles into Israel, there will be NO talking.

Hear FOX News and then Israeli National News straight from the Gaza
Strip
report on the events going on in Gaza right now.

Then we have an interesting report from our Correspondent Frank
Salvato about ‘Baghdad Pups’ now being shipped home to American
Servicemen and women who befriended the dogs while in Iraq. This is
truly a human interest story that you won’t hear being reported
anywhere else.

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God Bless America!

‘The Captain’

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January 15, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security, Iraq, the captains america | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

KBR Seeks to Blame Army, Insurgents for Iraq Deaths

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Margaret Cronin Fisk

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) — KBR Inc. and its former parent, Halliburton Co., filed a request in court to tell a jury that the U.S. Army and Iraqi terrorists are responsible for deaths and injuries to company truck drivers in Iraq in 2004.

Families of the dead and injured drivers claim in a federal lawsuit that KBR and Halliburton officials sent unarmed civilians into active-combat zones in April 2004 knowing they would be attacked and possibly killed. The contractors and their families say Houston-based KBR misrepresented the risk and should be held accountable.

The military isn’t a party to the lawsuit, and the action by Halliburton and KBR won’t force the army to defend its conduct in court. The companies are using a Texas law that lets juries consider whether others bear responsibility for some of a victim’s injuries, even if those third parties aren’t named in the lawsuit.   More HERE

How can one go to Iraq in 2004 and NOT know they are going to a war zone? 

When my husband went to Iraq in January 2004 as an American trucker with KBR, we knew what we were up against.  The middle east on a good day is a dangerous place for a westerner…  Of course, the first clue, as a dear friend and fellow contractor wife said, that it is a dangerous world over there was when they were issued kevlar helmets…

January 11, 2009 Posted by | Iraq, trucking, War on terror | , , , , | 1 Comment

Jihadism in 2009: The Trends Continue

From Stratfor.com

By Fred Burton and Scott Stewart

For the past several years, we have published an annual forecast for al Qaeda and the jihadist movement. Since the January 2006 forecast, we have focused heavily on the devolution of jihadism from a phenomenon focused primarily on al Qaeda the group to one based primarily on al Qaeda the movement. Last year, we argued that al Qaeda was struggling to remain relevant and that al Qaeda prime had been marginalized in the physical battlefield. This marginalization of al Qaeda prime had caused that group to forfeit its position at the vanguard of the physical jihad, though it remained deeply involved in the leadership of the ideological battle.

As a quick reminder, Stratfor views what most people refer to as “al Qaeda” as a global jihadist network rather than a monolithic entity. This network consists of three distinct entities. The first is a core vanguard, which we frequently refer to as al Qaeda prime, comprising Osama bin Laden and his trusted associates. The second is composed of al Qaeda franchise groups such as al Qaeda in Iraq, and the third comprises the grassroots jihadist movement inspired by al Qaeda prime and the franchise groups.

As indicated by the title of this forecast, we believe that the trends we have discussed in previous years will continue, and that al Qaeda prime has become marginalized on the physical battlefield to the extent that we have not even mentioned their name in the title. The regional jihadist franchises and grassroots operatives pose a much more significant threat in terms of security concerns, though it is important to note that those concerns will remain tactical and not rise to the level of a strategic threat. In our view, the sort of strategic challenge that al Qaeda prime posed with the 9/11 attacks simply cannot be replicated without a major change in geopolitical alignments — a change we do not anticipate in 2009.
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January 10, 2009 Posted by | Homeland Security, Iraq, trucking | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

KGL, Iraq Contractor, May Avoid $4.9 Million Fatality Verdict

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) — A federal judge has said he may be forced to render an “injustice” and cancel his order telling a Kuwaiti military contractor in Iraq to pay $4.9 million to the family of a U.S. Army officer killed in a road accident.

The contractor, Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport Co., is asking U.S. District Judge William Duffey in Atlanta to throw out the 2007 default judgment, arguing he lacks jurisdiction over the foreign company for a wreck that happened overseas.

Duffey’s remarks at a Dec. 5 hearing suggest he is leaning in that direction, said an attorney for the family of deceased Lieutenant Colonel Dominic Rocco Baragona. The judge might rule at any time.

“I think what the defendant has done here is ghastly,” the judge said, referring to the Safat, Kuwait-based trucking company, according to a transcript of the hearing. “I’m going to interpret my law and my Constitution the way my courts tell me that I should, even though in the bottom of my heart I might think that I am ultimately working an injustice.”  More HERE

January 9, 2009 Posted by | Iraq, trucking | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Captain’s AMERICA” Radio Show Podcast

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On today’s show you’ll hear breaking news about the possible disclosure of Barack Obama‘s being born in Kenya as a copy of the
Hawaiian Divorce Decree of Obama’s parent’s is going to surface on the Internet…

There’s just one problem with this and that is nomatter what shows up, Barack Hussein Obama WILL be sworn in as President on Jan. 20th in
Washington, DC. For anyone who is thinking otherwise, it’s NOT going to happen…

The Democratic controlled Senate and Congress is NOT going to allow anything that will upset Obama’s proverbial ‘apple cart’ for the next
4 years and everyone needs to accept that as a fact and get on with the Country’s business at hand…

Our guest today, Frank Salvato, Managing Editor of the New Media Journal echoes that fact as there’s also talk about MN’s new Senator-
Elect Al Franken and the legal challenges facing him from GOP Senator Norm Coleman as more votes than voters have surfaced in 25 MN
Precincts…

You’ll also hear the breaking news about IL Gov Rod Blagojevich’s U.S. Senate appointee Burress who was denied his seat in the Senate
today…

Not to forget about the news coming from the Gaza Strip and straight from reporters in the area with Israeli News…

You’ll also hear the latest from our Dept. of Defense in the Global War on Terror as “The Captain’s AMERICA” Radio Show keeps you informed
on what’s going on in the World around you…

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God Bless America!

‘The Captain’

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January 7, 2009 Posted by | Iraq, Obama-bots, Politics, the captains america, trucking | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments