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Iraq War Vet Sought In Murder Of Park Ranger

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A 24-year-old Iraq War Veteran is wanted by police in connection with the murder of Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson.

Authorities have named Benjamin Colton Barnes as a person of interest in the shooting which happened Sunday morning in the Washington park.

Barnes had sped past a checkpoint around 10:20 am Sunday and shot… Continue reading Iraq War Vet Sought In Murder Of Park Ranger

John Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono has revealed that if the Beatles singer had been alive he would have protested against the Iraq war through social networking sites. To mark John”s 70th birthday Yoko recalled the details of the peace campaigner who was shot dead by a deranged fan. “When we did our bed-ins for peace [...] Continue reading Lennon would have protested against Iraq war through Twitter, says Ono

Review: Green Zone Heavy on Politics, Action, Damon

300.green.zone.011209 Review: Green Zone Heavy on Politics, Action, DamonReview in a Hurry: Matt Damon reunites with Bourne sequel director Paul Greengrass and his shaky, hand-held camera for an action-packed thriller set in Iraq shortly after the toppling of Saddam….
 Review: Green Zone Heavy on Politics, Action, Damon

m18029 260x195 Hurt Locker Wins Big at Oscars, Kathryn Bigelow takes Best Director

It was the first Iraq war movie to really break through, and now “The Hurt Locker” has won six Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, marking the first time an Oscar for directing has gone to a woman. The movie opens with a quote from Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.

“The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” Hedges wrote that line in his book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.”

The film is surprisingly apolitical, given its subject matter. It was written and co-produced by Mark Boal, a journalist who won an Oscar for his screenplay.

The winning director, Kathryn Bigelow, was only the fourth woman ever nominated in that category. She beat out, among others, Lee Daniels, who would have been the first African-American to take home the best-director statuette.


Front-runners rule at predictable Oscars

`The Hurt Locker’ wins six awards, including best picture, at predictable Oscars On a night when so many changes were intended to shake up the Oscar ceremony, the winners themselves were pretty predictable, with “The Hurt Locker” taking six awards including best picture. “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow won the top directing honor for her intimate Iraq war drama, making … Continue reading Front-runners rule at predictable Oscars