U.S. Graves in France honored

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Publisher’s note:  Just like most soldiers in most wars, they were just kids; kids that left families, buddies, girlfriends and dreams, and went off to war to protect what they loved.  Too many of them paid the ultimate price, didn’t come back, and were buried where they fell.  

Now, many years later and still far from home, they have never been forgotten.  The graves of 5,000 American Soldiers at Epinal American Military Cemetery in France have been adopted by a group of people from France and America.  Those graves are being lovingly honored and tended to via a combined effort between lots of people on both sides of ‘the pond.’ 

Fox News:  A group of volunteers on both sides of the Atlantic has found a way to bring back to life dozens of Wisconsin men who died fighting Nazis in World War II.

Some 5,000 Americans are buried in Epinal American Military Cemetery in France’s northeastern town of Dinozé. Their names might have been lost to history if not for dozens of volunteers, who call themselves "godfathers," and have adopted the gravesites of the U.S. soldiers, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

But placing wreaths and flowers and tending to the crosses that mark each grave was not enough for one so-called godfather, who last year reached out to a University of Wisconsin history professor to try to learn more about a soldier named Robert Kellett.

UW-Madison Prof. Mary Louise Roberts thought the request could be a good project for her students, so she brought it to class and gauged interest.

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Chile struck by 8.0 off shore quake

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Publisher’s note:  In the last week, there have been 300 earthquakes reported in the South American Country of Chile within the last two weeks, and at approximately 8:10 pm, EST, a massive 8.0 quake struck off the coast, raising concern over possible tsunamis.  Initial reports indicate no tsunamis have taken place yet, however there are preliminary reports of precautionary evacuations in coastal areas.  Additionally, there is no severe damage reported at this time.

I cannot help but consider this from the Gospel of Matthew 24: 7-8 KJV when Jesus said:

7.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

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Obama to Bibi...time running out for P/A peace

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Publisher's note:  I am amazed at the audacity of this POTUS making any sort of a statement regarding how Israel should react and/or respond to the Palestinian Authority; much less claiming that Abbas “is sincere about his willingness to recognize Israel and its right to exist.”  Does POTUS really think that PM Netanyahu doesn't see this for what it is; one muslim lying for another?  Thankfully for Israel, they have a leader that isn't afraid to stare down his enemies and protect his country.

Arutz Sheva:  One day ahead of his meeting Monday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Barack Obama is urging the Israeli leader to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Speaking to Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg in an interview published Sunday, Obama warned that time was running out to negotiate a peace agreement.

Obama further claimed that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas “is sincere about his willingness to recognize Israel and its right to exist.”

“We are coming to a point, though, over the next couple of months where the parties are going to have to make some decisions about how they move forward,” he said. “And my hope and expectation is that, despite the incredible political challenges, that both Prime Minister Netanyahu and Abbas are able to reach past their differences and arrive at a framework that can move us to peace.”

Pressing Netanyahu not to put off the hard decisions on peacemaking, Obama invoked the prime minister’s nickname and paraphrased the words of revered Jewish sage Hillel.

“When I have a conversation with Bibi, that’s the essence of my conversation,” he told Goldberg. “If not now, when? And if not you, Mr. Prime Minister, then who? How does this get resolved?”

If the peace talks fail, Obama warned, the U.S. will have limited ability to protect Israel from what he called “international fallout.”

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Tymoshenko released in Kiev

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Publisher's note:  Amid escalating violence and unrest in the Ukraine, former PM Yulia Tymoshenko has been released from detention by vote of Parliment.  Time will tell what her new role in that government will be, however now that President Yanukovych has fled Kiev, anything is possible in that very troubled hot bed region.

Arutz Sheva:  Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was received on Saturday night by thousands of opposition supporters in central Kiev after being freed from detention, the BBC reports.

She has suffered from a back injury and addressed them from her wheelchair.

"You are heroes," she told the crowd on Independence Square, the focus of protests against President Viktor Yanukovych, and broke down in tears.

The speech came at the end of a dramatic day, with the president fleeing Kiev but refusing to quit.

Tymoshenko warned that the protesters should not think their job was done.  "Until you finish this job and until we travel all the way, nobody has the right to leave," she said, according to the BBC. "Because nobody could do it - not other countries, nobody - could do what you have done. We've eliminated this cancer, this tumor."

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More 'negotiations with Iran.'

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Publisher's note:  In yet another round of diplomatic talks which Tehran will undoubtedly use to continue enhancing its enrichment agenda and nuclear ambitions, Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman stated that she hopes no one interferes during the talks because "talks with Iran will be very hard and we can't afford to make it even harder."

One can only imagine that she is referring to the State of Israel, (Iran's planned target) offering objections during the proceedings which will undoubtedly be the normal appeasement circus we've
become used to.

Arutz Sheva:   Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs and the head of the American negotiation team to the nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers (P5+1), said Saturday that the goal is to reach a permanent agreement with Iran by July 20.

Sherman was speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, where she arrived in order to brief the Israelis on the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna.

In what appeared to be a warning to Israel, she said the United States hopes no one will interfere with the talks.

"We don't enter these talks with rose-colored glasses and we don't know yet if we can resolve this diplomatically," Sherman said, according to Haaretz.

"It will be critical that our negotiators and partners have the space to get this done diplomatically. The talks with Iran will be very hard and we can't afford to make it even harder."

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