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    US Coup In Syria: 1949 - Syria was once a democracy, until a US backed coup crushed it. The CIA coup in Syria 1949. This coup was followed by a series of coup’s that led Syria away from democracy and into dictatorship. What would have happened if the US government had stayed out of Syria, not supported the coup plotters and encouraged their democracy continue to develop? Would the US be planning a military attack today if not for the past misdeeds of US foreign policy?

    23 Dec 48: Japan's wartime Prime Minister Hideki Tojo is executed by hanging for war crimes. In his final statements, he apologizes for the atrocities committed by the Japanese military and urges the American military to show compassion toward the Japanese people. #WWII #History

    This is Jana, one of the "terrorists" currently under attack by the Syrian government, the UN, NATO, and Obama's drone strikes. The reason I pinned this is because we are currently starting drone strikes against Syria. Not their government. "Terrorists" there. She is the face of millions of those governments attack with their drones.

    Wasteful government spending? Why yes, but it is not in what Conservatives think it is.

    Homs Civil War Ssria, december 2012

    Tuesday’s Funny Pictures – 110 Pics

    ‘Wojtek (1942–1963) was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. With the company he moved to Iraq and then through Syria, Palestine and Egypt. ‘He was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a private. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. ‘Following demobilization on November 15, 1947, Wojtek was given to the Edi...

    Clara Lemlich led the Uprising of N.Y. garment workers "I am a working girl, one of those striking against intolerable conditions," she told the crowd "And I have no further patience for talk." 700 of the women she led on the strike were arrested, 19 were sentenced to labor camps. The next year a fire in her factory killed 146 workers: steel doors had been bolted shut to prevent workers from going on breaks. She lived to be 96.

    Melba Roy, NASA Mathmetician, at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland in 1964. Ms. Roy led a group of NASA mathematicians known as “computers” who tracked the Echo satellites. When satellites are launched into orbit, it's necessary to keep track of the gravitational pull of other bodies. Even with a modern computer, these calculations are extremely difficult. Roy and her comrades made these calculations - which require a high degree of accuracy - with limited machines. Photo: NASA/Corbis.

    Portrait of a German Wehrmacht Oberfeldwebel following the 3rd Battle of Kharkov, which was a series of battles on the Eastern Front, undertaken by the German Army Group South against the Soviet Army, around the city of Kharkov between 19 Feb 1943 & 15 Mar 1943. The German counterstrike led to the destruction of approximately 52 Soviet divisions and the recapture of the cities of Kharkov and Belgorod. Kharkov Oblast, Ukraine. April 1943.

    Colorizing portraits of Soviet military men and women was often done with meticulous attention to hues and "true" colors as in the case of this portrait of an unidentified Red Army female officer.

    "No one is free when others are oppressed."

    This powerful book recounts the failure of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton in an attempt to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914. The subsequent struggle for survival endured by the twenty-eight man crew for almost two years gives to book its title, as well as the name of the ship Shackleton used for the expedition, the Endurance. The ship was eventually crushed by ice floes, leaving the men stranded on the pack ice, where they drifted for over a year. Compelling.

    Mitch McConnell and the rest of senate republicans kill veterans job bill. They gave nothing, not even their vote.

    Priorities. Duh.

    The Kochs, A Nazi Past, Oil & The Foundation of The Right

    #DontIraqIran #FreePalestine

    During George W. Bush and Dick Cheney's "reign of terror": 2,753 citizens killed in World Trade Center in 2001; 179 citizens/employees killed in the Pentagon in 2001; 44 citizens killed on flight 93 over Shanksville, PA in 2001; 4804 coalition troops killed in Iraq; 3,305 coalition troops killed in Afganistan; 750,000 Iraqi citizens dead; 7,559 Afghani citizens dead; 325 military suicides; 11 US embassies attacked (60 Americans killed); 0 (zero) Republicans in congress outraged and 0 (zero) congressional hearings investigating Bush and Cheney!

    Quotes from the "Great Communicator" Ronald Reagan. Thank you marines and all military for all that you do!

    1951 TIME Magazine Person of the Year - Mohammad Mossadegh. Democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 to 1953 when his government was overthrown in a coup d'État orchestrated by the British MI6 and the American CIA.

    Minnie Freeman ~A Nebraska teacher in 1888 who roped her students together and led them through a total white-out blizzard from the schoolhouse whose roof had collapsed to a farmhouse three-quarters of a mile away...