Tag Archives: iraq

Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide

Genocide. That was a word that Pope Francis used in a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. The Pope ...

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With Saddam Hussein gone, we helped create ISIS; go democracy

The world is embattled in endless conflict. Our government is collapsing a little more every day, and yet the United States is doing its best to force its unproven form of government onto the world. After 9/11, the Bush Administration ...

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Avoiding Iraq War III

No boots on the ground – for now. Whether you know it or not, or whether you choose to believe it, the United States is in a state of war. We’re not at war with any specific nation, but with ...

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Constitution Day panel discusses US foreign policy in the Middle East

Fresno State celebrated Constitution Day Wednesday by hosting a campus forum to discuss the constitutionality of America’s foreign policy actions in the Middle East. Constitution Day, formerly known as Citizenship Day, was established by a law passed by Congress in ...

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Obama to detail ISIS strategy in speech

Don Lee and W.J. Hennigan contributed to this report / Los Angeles Times (MCT) President Barack Obama plans to address the nation today to outline a broader offensive against Sunni militants in the Middle East, a move welcomed by a ...

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ISIS poses threat to embattled region

In recent months, the world has become captivated with the activities of the Islamic State (ISIS), a jihadist group showcasing new methods of extremism. Having declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria and harnessed social media as a communication tool ...

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Much more important than a tan suit

Did you know that President Barack Obama gave a speech wearing a tan suit last week? If you didn’t, you clearly haven’t been on the Internet for a week. People were busy with a flood of commentary about the color ...

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U.S. Navy submarine fleet 114th anniversary celebrated on campus

Sweltering heat, cramped quarters and exploding depth charges were just a few of the challenges World War II submarine veterans had to face.

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Fundraiser to be held for Honor Flight

Omega Delta Sigma, a fraternity on campus for veteran men and women, will host the Cornhole Challenge Tournament this Saturday at Swiggs to help military veterans in the Honor Flight Network.

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Women of honor

In a historic decision, the Pentagon dropped its ban on women in the U.S. Armed Forces serving in combat roles, a move which has been met with much excitement and apprehension. The order was signed Jan. 24 by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Though it will continue to be under review and its effects will likely not be seen until as late as 2016, it has become a hot-button issue that has brought up questions on both sides of gender equality, physical aptitude and the nature of war itself.

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Beware of war with Iran

It often does not take much to start a war. The assassination of the Austrian archduke by a Serbian national brought all of Europe into the War to End All Wars (that worked out well).

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Things aren’t looking good

Things aren’t going so well for America.

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Defend America first

Two decades ago, the Cold War came to a close, with America emerging victorious as the most powerful nation in the world. Uncle Sam had a golden opportunity.

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“Here, Bullet” depicts time in service

After visiting countries like South Korea, Iraq and Vietnam, Fresno State alumnus and award-winning soldier-poet Brian Turner is no stranger to traveling the world.

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Shoe Thrower released early from Iraqi Prison

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President George W. Bush, was released from prison Tuesday.

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Gitmo should remain open

New U.S. president Barack Obama has not slacked off during his first few days in office. Immediately following his inauguration he got to work addressing several pressing issues for our nation as of late, including the economy and the war on Iraq.

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Americans’ perspectives on Iraq uninformed, lacking

As a student from California State University Fresno, I am disappointed that most people do not know why we are in Iraq.

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Candlelight vigil for world peace

"[Mahatma] Ghandi was such an influential and inspirational man, so it
Children are getting abused by loved ones. Wives are being murdered by husbands. Terrorists are bombing synagogues and mosques. The United States military is entangled in a brutal war with Iraq.

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