THE WASHINGTON POST OFFERS THIS HEADLINE "LAST U.S. COMBAT TROOPS LEAVE IRAQ." SINCE THE MILITARY DOES NOT OFFER BASKET WEAVING TRAINING OR FLOWER ARRANGING TRAINING, THE CLAIM IS LAUGHABLE ALL BY ITSELF.
BUT TO REALIZE JUST HOW LOW OUR FELLOW PRESS CORPS MEMBERS HAVE FALLEN, GRASP THAT "LAST US COMBAT TROOPS LEAVE IRAQ" IS ALSO THE HEADLINE THE PROPAGANDA OUTLET (VOICE OF AMERICA) WENT WITH.
HOW SAD AND HOW TELLING.
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Here at UNHCR, we spoke to a handful of our staff about their experience on the job. One story that we are publishing today, which is available here, reports on the unique challenges of working in Iraq and the broader Middle East. In another, which can be read here, Vincent Cochetel, who was kidnapped and held for nearly a year in Chechnya while serving as head of UNHCR's north Caucasus office, discusses the ordeal and the lessons it holds for his colleagues in the field.
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Mandaeans are also Gnostics, believing in mysticism and a heightened role of the natural world. Very little has been recorded of the Mandaean religion and traditions and in principle people cannot convert to, or leave, the religion. They speak their own language and have quietly been struggling to keep their customs alive for almost 2,000 years.
Iraq (MNN) -- "Get up! Grab your things. We need to go!" Imagine these words said in panic, as you and your family are given less than 24 hours to gather your belongings and leave your home in Iraq.
Open Doors USA says for thousands of Iraqi Christians, this scenario has become a real life nightmare, as extremist Muslims force them to either leave their homes or pay with their lives.
Often, believers only have time to grab a few essentials and leave with the clothes on their back. Among these items is usually a Bible, as they cling to it and its message of hope.
To help these refugees, Open Doors is aiding in the set up medical projects, as well as distributing emergency packs, which include basic necessities.
However, their response is dependent on faithful supporters lending their gifts and prayers.
Pray that God will grant courage to these fleeing families. Pray that they will not back down from their faith, even in the midst of persecution.
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"Finally a woman"
"Barbra Streisand and Jeffrey Katzenberg"
"chris hedges, rookie blue"
"No, don't kill the filibuster"
"And I thought I was lazy"
"Not in a happy place"
"One term and Iraq"
"Pack it in (Emily's list), get a life (Katha Pollitt)"
"No leadership, no nothing"
"THIS JUST IN! CAN'T LEAD, GOTTA FUNDRAISE!"
"Don't worry, you'll pick up the tab"