Waffen-SS troops engaged in bitter fighting across the barren steppe outside Kharkov in February 1943. The bipod mounted machine gun is an MG 42, one of the finest small arms of the war.

IRAQ. Al Anbar governorate. November 5, 2005. A Marine from Fox Co. 2nd Battalion 1st Marines holds his M-16 rifle with pictures of suspected insurgents during the first day of Operation Steel Curtain.

Operation Steel Curtain was a military endeavour executed by coalition forces in early November 2005 to reduce the flow of foreign insurgents crossing the border and joining the Iraqi insurgency.

U.S. officials reported that the operation killed 139 AQI insurgents and took 256 more prisoners, and considered it successful. Around 10 U.S. Marines and an unknown number of Iraqi soldiers died. There were also at least 60 civilians killed, 10 being children.

Photograph: Yuri Kozyrev/Noor for TIME

Nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed in the recent Israeli offensive against Gaza, including many civilian women and children – innocents blasted apart by the modern weaponry of the IDF.

Still, why not celebrate the campaign, an operation UN humanitarian chief Navi Pillay said likely included war crimes, by wearing a t-shirt decorated with the words “DEPLOYED, DESTROYED, ENJOYED, GAZA 2014”?

The Huffington Post

Dramatic Undercover Footage Shows Clinton Operatives Admit To Inciting "Anarchy" At Trump Rallies

by Tyler Durden 

Update: It appears James O'Keefe’s findings have upset the establishment… 

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As we detailed earlier:

In this explosive new video from Project Veritas Action, a Democratic dirty tricks operative unwittingly provides a dark money trail to the DNC and Clinton campaign.

The video documents violence at Trump rallies that is traced to the Clinton campaign and the DNC through a process called “bird-dogging.”

A shady coordinated communications chain between the DNC, Clinton Campaign, Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC (Priorities) and other organizations are revealed.

A key Clinton operative is on camera saying, “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker.“

Submitted by Joseph Jankowski via,

An undercover video produced by James O’Keeffe’s Project Veritas shows Hillary Clinton campaign operatives admitting to starting the violence that occurred back in March during a Trump rally in Chicago which lead to the event being completely shut down over security concerns.

Project Veritas was able to infiltrate the private political consulting company Democracy Partners and its contractor the Foval Group which have ties to the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign.

According to Foval Group founder Scott Foval, “The campaign (Hillary Clinton campaign) pays the DNC, DNC pays Democracy partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval group, Foval Group goes and executes the shit on the ground.”

What Scott Foval means by “shit on the ground” is the agitation that starts disruptions and places bad press on whichever Trump or Pence event they decided to hit.

An operative by the name of Aaron Minter, who goes by the alias Aaron Black, told project Project Veritas that the disruption in Chicago during Trump’s rally in March was an operation of Democracy Partners.

“So the Chicago Protest when they shut all that, that was us. It was more him (Bob Creamer, founder of Democracy Partners) than me,” said Aaron Minter, “but none of this was suppose to come back to us, because we want it coming from people, we don’t want it to come from the party.”

It is not totally clear why Minter, a full-time employee of Democracy Partners uses an alias, but one can assume that it is to shield his true identity from being tied into the violence he helps stir.

According to Project Veritas, Minter’s job is to direct the “spontaneous” protests at Trump and Pence rallies.

“So if we do a protest and if its branded a DNC protest, right away the press is going to say partisan,” Minter went on. “But if I’m in there coordinating with all the groups on the ground and sort of playing field general but they are the ones talking to the cameras, then its actually people. But if we send out press advisories with DNC on them and Clinton campaign doesn’t have that same effect.”

Zulema Rodriguez, who works in the office of the Foval Group, appears on the video to also claim credit for the violent protest that prevented the Chicago Trump rally from taking place

“So B and I did the Chicago Trump Event where we shut it down like all the yeah..” Zulema said before being interrupted.

Project Veritas’ video makes it clear that the disruption coordinated by Democracy Partners and the Foval Group is indeed that, coordinated and planned out disruption.

“We have to be careful because what we don’t need is for it to show up on CNN that the DNC paid ‘X’ people to..that’s not going to happen,” Scott Foval was caught saying on undercover video.

According to the founder of Democracy Partners Bob Creamer, his group has “a call with the campaign every day to go over the focuses that need to be undertaken.”

Zulema Rodriguez also admitted to having daily calls with the Clinton Campaign.

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This was not the first time (as Breitbart exposes).

Wikileaks reveals that at least one “bird-dogging” operation was approved directly by Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager. In an email dated July 4, 2015, Mook approved a plan “to bird dog” Donald Trump, meaning specifically to infiltrate volunteers into his campaign events and ask him questions about immigration.

Trump supporters have frequently been the victims of real, as opposed to staged, violence.

While the mainstream media has tried to paint Trump supporters as violent and over the top, it turns out that it was actually the other side of the aisle who was being just that.

A wounded German POW of the 15th Panzergrenadier Division offers a light to one of his captors; a wounded British Army soldier of the 6th Durham Light Infantry, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division, XXX Corps. The two soldiers wait to be taken to a field hospital following hostilities at the Mareth Line during Operation Pugilist, the British campaign to destroy the Axis Italian and German forces opposing the Eighth Army in southern Tunisia and capture the city of Sfax. Tebaga Gap, near Medenine, Medenine Governorate, Tunisia. 23 March 1943.

A radio operator from the 12. SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend performs his duties near the town of Caen in July 1944 following the D-Day invasion that took place the previous month.

NYT: Christie Team Assessing How Fast a 2012 Campaign Could Be Mounted

(New York Times)

WASHINGTON — Chris Christie’s political advisers are working to determine whether they could move fast enough to set up effective political operations in Iowa and New Hampshire in the wake of a relentless courtship aimed at persuading Mr. Christie, the governor of New Jersey, to plunge into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to operatives briefed on the preparations.

Mr. Christie has not yet decided whether to run and has not authorized the start of a full-fledged campaign operation. But with the governor now seriously considering getting in, his strategists — many of them veterans of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s 2008 campaign — are internally assessing the financial and logistical challenges of mounting a race with less than 100 days until voting is likely to begin.



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The corpse of a Japanese soldier floats by an American Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) amphibious warfare vehicle during the first wave of assaults approaching the beaches during the Battle of Peleliu (Operation Stalemate II.) The battle was fought from 15 September 1944 to 27 November 1944 on the Pacific island of Peleliu where U.S. Marines of the First Marine Divison (part of III Marine Expeditionary Force), and later soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 81st Infantry Division, fought to capture an airstrip from the Imperial Japanese Army on the small coral island. The Battle of Peleliu was part of a larger American offensive campaign known as the Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (Operation Forager) launched by U.S. forces against the Japanese in the Mariana Islands and Palau between June and November 1944. Peleliu, Nanyo (Mandate of the Empire of Japan, now part of the Republic of Palau.) September 1944. 

Leibstandarte tank column pauses before entering the maelstrom that is Kharkov. The obsolete Panzer II tanks were used for liaison and reconnaissance tasks at this stage in the war, March 1943.

The incomplete French battleship Jean Bart sailing from Casablanca to Cherbourg for repairs in 1945. On 8 November 1942, while under construction in Casablanca, controlled by the Vichy French government, the ship had a short gun duel with the battleship USS Massachusetts, before being attacked by dive bombers from USS Ranger. The confrontation became known as the Naval Battle of Casablanca. Jean Bart took seven 406 mm (16.0 in) shells but only one penetrated into an empty secondary magazine. Another temporarily jammed her only operational turret, ending the battle. A little charred but in essence undamaged, the ship was completed after the wars end, entering service for just four years.

A German soldier cradles his pet dog as other troops carry supplies from aircraft at an airfield in Norway during Operation Weserübung, the German assault and invasion on Denmark and Norway and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign. In the early morning of 9 April 1940 (Wesertag; “Weser Day”), Germany invaded both Denmark and Norway, ostensibly as a preventive maneuver against a planned, and openly discussed, Franco-British occupation of Norway with Norwegian consent. In April, the U.K. and France came to Norway’s aid with an expeditionary force. Despite moderate success in the northern parts of Norway, Germany’s invasion of France in May eventually compelled the Allies to withdraw and the Norwegian government to seek exile in London. The campaign ended with the occupation of Norway by Germany and the continued fighting of exiled Norwegian forces from abroad and Norwegian partisans on the home front. Norway. 10 April 1940.


John Legend’s new single “You and I” features a diverse cast of women and focuses on self-esteem in women. The video was released one day after his campaign #OperationGirl launched.

#Operation Girl Charity Challenge is the fundraising campaign started by John Legend for charities that focus on women and girls. Groups are asked to raise money for charities, and the groups that raise the most money will be awarded a $50,000, $20,000 or $10,000 donation.

my favorite thing about the irc chatlogs zoe quinn posted from those 4channers is that one of them tried to dub part of their harassment campaign against zoe “operation virtuous mission”

virtuous mission was an utter disaster ending with the boss beating up snake and throwing him off a bridge