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The Aleppo Codex Mystery. CBS News Inquiry June 25 1967 Part 5. What the Race to the South Pole Can Teach You About How to Achieve Your Goals. In 1910, two explorers began their quests to become the first men to ever set foot upon the southernmost point on earth.

What the Race to the South Pole Can Teach You About How to Achieve Your Goals

Unknown No More: Identifying A Civil War Soldier. Hide caption A tintype photograph shows an unidentified Union soldier at the time of the Civil War, standing with his bayoneted musket. Our Man In Mexico by Jefferson Morley. Setting the Stage for the Titanic Tragedy - Graphic. The crew of the Californian thought they were looking at a ship of different size and shape from the Titanic. Additionally, VIDEO: Andrew Bacevich on Sgt. Robert Bales. The return of "Castro did it" theory - Cuba. The Cuban intelligence service, under the leadership of Fidel Castro, connived in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, according to a new book by a retired CIA analyst. Coming from Brian Latell, the Agency’s former national intelligence officer for Latin America, the charge is both sensational and uncorroborated, yet still important.

Latell says flatly that Castro played a role in Kennedy’s murder in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. “Castro and a small number of Cuban intelligence officers were complicit in Kennedy’s death but … their involvement fell short of an organized assassination plot,” he writes in “Castro’s Secrets: The CIA and Cuba’s Intelligence Machine,” a well-footnoted polemic about Cuba’s General Directorate of Intelligence to be published next month. Latell says accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald told Cuban diplomats in Mexico City in September 1963 that he might kill JFK.

History Topics - StumbleUpon. From My Lai to Kandahar. My name is William Calley, I’m a soldier of this land, I’ve tried to do my duty and to gain the upper hand, But they’ve made me out a villain, They have stamped me with a brand … The massacre of 16 Afghan men, women and children in Kandahar has, inevitably, recalled the My Lai incident in Vietnam.

From My Lai to Kandahar

But it’s worth thinking through what the comparison tells us. In 1971, a military court found Lieutenant William Calley guilty of murdering Vietnamese civilians, a decision generally recalled by liberals as a tipping point in domestic opinion, a moment that Americans turned against the conflict. That’s not entirely false. What if democracy is just an illusion? New Haven, CT - Karl Marx never visited the United States, but he nevertheless understood the country, because he understood capitalism.

What if democracy is just an illusion?

As you know, there's no American ideology that's mightier than capitalism. Equality, justice and the rule of law are nice and all, but money talks. Complete 911 Timeline. This timeline is meant to be a comprehensive resource for anyone attempting to understand 9/11 and the “war on terrorism” in general.

Complete 911 Timeline

Polls show that Americans are extremely uninformed about 9/11. A third of Americans can’t even correctly guess the year 9/11 took place and about half of all Americans mistakenly believe Saddam Hussein had a role in the attacks. But it is vital for everyone to understand 9/11, what led to it, and what the fallout from it has been. Terrorism directly and indirectly affects our lives in many ways and dominates the political discourse.

Super-Sized Food of the Future. Colossal crops of the future in the Sunday comic "Closer Than We Think" (January 28, 1962) We often associate food futurism with the concept of meal pills . But another popular prediction from the “freaky science” file of retro-futurism involved gigantic fruits and vegetables. (And not just Great Pumpkins, such as the ones that competitive growers are creating today .) The December, 1900 issue of featured a fascinating article titled “ What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years ” by John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. in which he predicts that super-sized crops would find their way to American dinner tables in the year 2000. will be eaten by our great-great-grandchildren for their Christmas dinners a hundred years hence.

Peas and beans will be as larges as beets are today. Arthur Radebaugh’s Sunday comic strip “Closer Than We Think” predicted gigantic food a few times during its run from 1958 until 1963. Conspiracy Theory Made Easy. A fascinating article today entitled "Untimely Deaths in Ukraine", disputing the official explanations of "strange suicides and car crashes" in the Ukraine.

Conspiracy Theory Made Easy

Get a load of this, and from the Los Angeles Times, no less: The former Ukrainian interior minister, scheduled to meet in just a few hours with prosecutors to give testimony in a high-profile case of political murder, aimed a gun at his chin and fired, sending a bullet ripping through his cheek and out his upper jaw. Then he aimed it at his temple and fired again. FreedomInfo. The National Security Archive. December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness.

The National Security Archive

September 28, 2014 THE YELLOW BOOK Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared. More recent items The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. National Security Archive, Suite 701, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, Phone: 202/994-7000, Fax: 202/994-7005, Finding Amelia Earhart. Popular modern reports claim Amelia Earhart made it to an island and survived for a time.

Finding Amelia Earhart

Might that be true? By Brian Dunning, Skeptoid Podcast Episode 295, January 31, 2012 Today we're going to point the skeptical eye at some of the rumors surrounding one of the twentieth century's great mysteries: The disappearance of pioneering woman aviator Amelia Earhart, when her airplane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on her famous 1937 flight around the world. Conventional wisdom says that she simply ran out of fuel and ditched into the ocean, but stories have persisted for decades that she might have made it safely to an island, perhaps even survived for some time.

Here and there, various artifacts have been found: A shoe, a zipper, a scrap of aluminum. The JFK Factor: Bill O’Reilly on the Assassination, Then and Now. — originally published at WhoWhatWhy You may have heard that the Fox News celebrity host Bill O’Reilly has a forthcoming book on JFK, timed for release this fall.

The JFK Factor: Bill O’Reilly on the Assassination, Then and Now

How could you have not heard? Scheduled in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death in 2013, the book has been heavily covered by the media—examples here, here and here–despite a near total lack of information as to the content. The classic Steve McQueen movie immortalised three tunnels at Stalag Luft III PoW camp - now astonished archaeologists have discovered a fourth. By Claudia Joseph Updated: 00:47 GMT, 20 November 2011 It has lain hidden for nearly 70 years and looks, to the untrained eye, like a building site.

The classic Steve McQueen movie immortalised three tunnels at Stalag Luft III PoW camp - now astonished archaeologists have discovered a fourth

Fourth Tunnel Discovered at “Great Escape” POW Camp. My father-in-law recently sent along a link to this fascinating story from a few months back.

Fourth Tunnel Discovered at “Great Escape” POW Camp

The Tea Party Report: Santorum or Saint-orum? Evidence of the Use of Pandemic Flu to Depopulate USA. Gangrule – The History of the Mafia. History Matters Home Page. MFF. THE OCTOPUS. © 1997 David Guyatt. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted with permission. "OMG WWII on FACEBOOK!" by Matthew Leeb. The Bill of Rights. What-may-happen-in-2000-large.jpg (1108×1600)