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August 13, 2014

Is There Any Justification on The Gaza Strip?

The area commonly called the “Gaza Strip” is currently filled with violence, destruction, and controversy as a war between the Israeli and Palestinians rages on. The current most talked about issue is Israel’s shelling on Gaza civilians, including a United Nations shelter on July 30 that left 15 Palestinians dead. Such attacks cannot be taken lightly because assaulting anything United Nations related is a direct violation of “international law by conducting its deadly offensive and of possibly committing war crimes.” 

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April 25, 2014

The right to conceal and carry on military bases



Blatantly, we train our troops to kill, equip them with the most advanced weapons, and send them to war. However, a directive, called the 1992 Department of Defense (DOD) directive—signed by Donald J. Atwood, George H. W. Bush’s deputy secretary of defense—essentially eliminates the freedom of carrying firearms on military installations, except for active-duty military police. It explicitly authorizes DOD personnel “to carry firearms while engaged in law enforcement or security duties, protecting personnel, vital Government assets, or guarding prisoners,” and simply aims to “limit and control the carrying of firearms by DOD military and civilian personnel.”

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