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Diane Rehm is a crazy left-wing nutjob, but she's got a show on NPR, so she must know something, right? Anyway, she's reporting here that the United States, for the first time ever, is putting an active army unit inside the country in case it's needed to fight off civil unrest.
Does the Bush Administration know something we don't? Should we be terrified? Is this unit being deployed to fight off crowds after Paulson takes our $700 billion and leaves the country?
This is kind of scary, actua
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US Marine to face court martial for 2004 Fallujah death
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[JURIST] US Marine Sgt. Jermaine Nelson will face a court martial later this year for murder, according to an order given by Marine Lt. Gen. Samuel T. Hellman [official profile]. The murder charge, announced Wednesday, stems from an incident during the Multinational National Force-Iraq's November 2004 offensive in Fallujah [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in which unarmed Iraqi prisoners were