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Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 6 in Pakistan

Pakistani officials say two suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed at least six people in the country's northwest.

Wednesday's attacks took place in the North Waziristan tribal region. Officials say a pre-dawn drone strike on a house killed at least two suspected militants in the Spin Wam area. Hours later, a second strike targeted a vehicle in the Datta Khel district, killing at least four suspected militants.

The United States has increased its use of drone missiles against Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Pakistan.

Oil-Rich Abyei Part of North, Says Sudan Ruling Party Official

A prominent member of Sudan’s governing National Congress Party (NCP) said it seems officials of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) are only interested in “the richness of the oil” in the disputed Abyei region.

Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, secretary for political affairs of the NCP said his party has documentary evidence that proves that the oil-rich but disputed Abyei region is part of the north.

Page Nine No. 92 -- Phoenix Censors Gun Safety Ads for Kids

The Uninvited Ombudsman Report
No. 92, Oct. 26, 2010
by Alan Korwin

One main subject in Page Nine this time --

Fifty of these illuminated street signs were posted under contract --
and torn down by the city of Phoenix!


Sudanese Envoy Warns of War if Referendum Goes Ahead in Abyei

Sudan's U.N. ambassador is warning the country could slip back into civil war if a referendum goes ahead in the oil-rich Abyei region in January without consent from Khartoum. Meanwhile, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said more international troops will not be able to prevent a return to war, only a political settlement could accomplish that.

Strikers Lift Blockade at France's Largest Refinery

Acute fuel shortages continued to plague France Monday even as striking dockworkers ended their blockade of the country's biggest oil port, Marseille.

A quarter of France's gas stations have run out of fuel as most of the country’s 12 refineries remain shut. But oil industry officials said blockades have been cleared at most of the port's fuel depots.

Workers across France are protesting government plans to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62.

Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said Monday the strikes are costing the nation's economy as much as $560 million per day.

Nick Popaditch for Congress

Nick Popaditch, a retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant wounded in action during the fighting in Fallujah in April, 2004, and the subject of the cover story in the November 2010 issue of Soldier of Fortune, is running for the House of Representatives in the 51st Congressional District of California.

His campaign website is at:

Ilario Pantano for Congress

Former Marine Second Lieutenant Ilario Pantano, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is running for the House of Representatives in the 7th Congressional District of North Carolina.

His web site is at:

Frank Mirabile Needs Help

Frank Mirabile is running in Maryland's 7th district, home of 16 year incumbent Elijah Cummings. Cummings is a radical leftist member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (in other words, he is a Socialist).

Frank has run a come-from-behind race on a shoestring budget that can only be described as amazing. Read the accompanying article about the race here. Time is running out as we come down to the wire for the November elections. Cummings has a big war chest and Frank needs to saturate the district with TV ads to put him over the top.

Tango Mike Mike

Video tribute to Roy Benavidez, awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Vietnam War.