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UKRAINIAN MAYOR HELD HOSTAGE

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Is Eastern Ukraine Already In Putin’s Grasp?
By Harold Hutchison

The mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk is reportedly being held hostage after vanishing. This comes as pro-Russian gunmen are solidifying their hold over the Ukrainian oblast of Donestk.

Material Support to Terrorism: The Case of Libya

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By Clare M. Lopez

Libya in 2011 marks the place and the time that the United States (U.S.) and the Obama administration formally switched sides in the Global War on Terror (GWOT). A mere 10 years after al-Qa’eda (supported by Hizballah and Iran) attacked the American homeland in the worst act of terrorism ever suffered by this country, U.S. leadership decided to facilitate the provision of weapons to jihadist militias known to be affiliated with al-Qa’eda and the Muslim Brotherhood in order to bring down a brutal dictator who also just happened to be a U.S. ally in the GWOT at the time.

DRONES HAMMER AL-QAEDA!

Dozens of Suspected Terrorists Killed
By Harold Hutchison


Dozens of members of the group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have been killed over the past few days. The strikes have come since reports of a large meeting held in the open.


DEAL ANNOUNCED TO AVOID WAR IN UKRAINE

Honorable Peace or Appeasement?
By Harold Hutchison
Negotiations in Geneva have reportedly brokered a deal to defuse the rising tensions. The deal comes after Ukrainian troops repelled at least one attack after a twenty-minute firefight, and as reports surfaced of Russian troops in the Ukraine.


SHOOTOUT IN MARIUPOL

Three Killed, 13 Wounded in Firefight
By Harold Hutchison

A pro-Russian militia attempting to attack a Ukrainian military base in Mariupol was repelled after a firefight, leaving three people dead. The attack comes as Ukrainian forces continued an “anti-terrorism” operation.

According to media reports, the attacking militia, which could have numbered over 500, attacked the base in the port city with stun grenades and fire bombs. The Ukrainian troops returned fire, touching off a twenty-minute shootout. Some pro-Russian militias have seized Ukrainian armored vehicles.

WILL UKRAINE EXPLODE INTO WAR?

Ukrainian Forces Move In On Pro-Russian Gunmen
By Harold Hutchison
Ukrainian forces are reportedly moving in on armed pro-Russian individuals who have seized over a half-dozen police headquarters building in various cities and towns in eastern Ukraine. The operation comes amidst rising tensions in the country.

RUSSIAN JET BUZZES AMERICAN SHIP

USS Donald Cook Targeted
By Harold Hutchison
A Russian jet repeatedly buzzed the destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), which was operating in the Black Sea over this past weekend. The incident occurred around the time that violent clashes broke out in the eastern portion of the Ukraine.

BORDER PATROL UNDER MEDIA ASSAULT

Agents Demonized for Defending Themselves, Enforcing the Law
By Harold Hutchison

UPDATE: VIOLENT CLASHES SPREAD ACROSS UKRAINE!

One Ukrainian Killed, Five Injured in Firefight
By Harold Hutchison

Violence has spread across the eastern part of Ukraine after shots were fired at Ukrainian troops by pro-Russians in the town of Slavyansk. The shootout left one Ukrainian security officer dead, and five others wounded. The Ukrainian government also announced it was taking new steps in response.

SHOTS FIRED IN SLAVYANSK

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Ukrainian Troops Under Fire from Pro-Russians
By Harold Hutchison

Shots were fired by Ukrainian troops who were attempting to clear pro-Russians from a Slavyansk police station that had been seized earlier. The incident comes as tensions continue to remain high after the Russian seizure of Crimea.

American Journalism: From Farce to Fraud to Espionage

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

STABBING RAMPAGE AT PITTSBURGH SCHOOL

20 Injured in Rampage by 16-Year-Old
By Harold Hutchison

A high school in the Pittsburgh area became the scene of a mass stabbing. A 16-year-old suspect is in custody for the attack.

According to media reports, the attack occurred at the start of the school day at Franklin Regional High School. A security guard informed the police of the attack. At this time, there is no information about whether the guard was armed.

SHOULD TROOPS BE ARMED ON BASE?

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Questions Raised After Second Mass Shooting in Five Years
By Harold Hutchison

Does a ban on carrying guns on military bases that has been in place for over 20 years need to be re-considered? That question is being debated in the wake of the second mass shooting at Fort Hood in five years, and the second mass shooting at a military installation in less than a year.

INSIDER THREAT TO WAR JOURNALISTS?

One Killed, One Wounded by Shooter in Afghan Uniform
By Harold Hutchison

Two journalists were shot, one fatally, during an “insider attack” in Khost province. The attack was similar to those that have normally targeted American and NATO troops.

According to media reports, AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who had won the Pulitzer Prize, was killed in the attack, which was carried out by a district police officer. The shooter reportedly shouted “Allah ackbar” before firing an AK-47 rifle at Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon, a reporter with the Associated Press.

EXPLOITING FORT HOOD?

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Gun-Grabbers Seek To Use Dead Soldiers to Back Their Agenda
By Harold Hutchison

In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Fort Hood that left four dead, including the shooter, gun-grabbers are already seeking to push new gun-control measures, using the incident to revive an agenda that stalled at the federal level last year.

According to media reports, anti-Second Amendment politicians like Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) are trying to revive last year’s push for so-called “universal background checks.” The legislation failed in 2013 after failing to overcome a filibuster.