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Mr. Obama met with Mr. al-Maliki on Nov. 1, and White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration is “very concerned about the fate of the individuals abducted” from Camp Ashraf.

More than 3,000 dissidents earlier were resettled to Camp Liberty, a refugee compound near the Baghdad International Airport. The dissidents are the former armed wing of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, which the Iranian regime has targeted for destruction.


As if English isn’t hard enough for speakers of other languages to learn, the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan posted this on Twitter:

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”

Yes, it is a grammatically correct sentence. It is an example of words that are spelled or sound alike but have different meanings.

You can look it up on Wikipedia.

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