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Today in History - 2/19/2009 1:16:21 PM   
Joe D.

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Re today's NYT:

On Feb. 19, 1945, during World War II, some 30,000 United States Marines landed on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encountered ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans took control of the strategically important island after a month-long battle.


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RE: Today in History - 2/19/2009 2:20:54 PM   
06 Maestro

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The New York Times is honoring the U.S. military?? They must be very close to bankruptcy.


Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

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