"This fight has nothing to do with soldierly gallantry or principles of the Geneva Convention. If the fight against the partisans is not waged with the most brutal means, we will shortly reach the point where the available forces are insufficient to control the area. It is therefore not only justified, but it is the duty of the troops to use all means without restriction, even against women and children, so long as it ensures success".
Wilhelm Keitel, chief of staff of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces of Germany, Dec. 16, 1942
"this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' (GWOT).
Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.'
kills only in Mexico
With Swine Flu Cases Rising, Borders Are Tightened
Countries around the world began tightening their border and immigration controls Tuesday as the number of confirmed cases of swine flu continued to rise.
The number of deaths believed attributable to swine flu climbed to as many as 152 on Tuesday — all of them in Mexico — as news agencies reported the number of confirmed cases of infection in the United States stood at 50... The World Health Organization raised its global pandemic flu alert level...from Level 3 to Level 4... while recommending that borders not be closed nor travel bans imposed. But in a possible precaution to be taken by other nations, Japan said Tuesday it would no longer allow Mexican travelers to obtain a visa upon arrival.... Tuesday, the British Foreign Office said: “We are now advising against all but essential travel to Mexico. Routine consular and all visa services at the embassy in Mexico City have been suspended until further notice.”...