STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 29: Kirk Herbstreit plays catch before the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 29, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is facing some serious criticism for what he’s saying in reaction to the College Football Playoff field.Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma are your four College Football Playoff teams this year, with Georgia and Ohio State missing the cut.Herbstreit believes that Georgia, not Oklahoma, should’ve made it into the College Football Playoff. He’s arguing that the eye test clearly shows the Bulldogs are a top four team.Notre Dame, though, might not pass that same “eye test,” as Oklahoma and Ohio State would likely be favored against the Fighting Irish.Some are calling Herbstreit out for being hypocritical when discussing Georgia and Notre Dame.Fans aren’t happy with Herbstreit’s opinions today.If I were an AD I’d just schedule Alabama every week and go 0-12Honestly think Herbstreit would put my team in on schedule alone— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) December 2, 2018Kirk Herbstreit just threw away Georgia’s blowout loss at LSU because “most people lose at LSU”Troy beat LSU in Baton Rouge last year.Troy— Win the Con4erence (@TigerTalkin) December 2, 2018Did Herbstreit just say Georgia should move UP to #3!?!?!? I swear I would never watch a single College Football game again.— The Sloopy Report (@tOSUFb) December 2, 2018don’t get triggered by Kirk Herbstreit don’t get triggered by Kirk Herbstreit don’t get triggered by Kirk Herbstreit don’t get triggered by Kirk Herbstreit don’t get triggered by Kirk Herbstreit don’t get triggered by Kirk Herbstreit don’t get triggered by Kirk Herbstreit don’t g— Jessica Smetana (@jessica_smetana) December 2, 2018Herbstreit’s devotion to Georgia is bizarre. A blowout loss at LSU. No conference title. Mediocre non-con schedule. Best wins were Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina. I don’t see much of an argument.— Dirk Chatelain (@dirkchatelain) December 2, 2018Herbstreit and the rest of ESPN’s College Football Playoff panel will be discussing everything related to the rankings and more for the rest of the afternoon.The show will be airing from noon until 4 p.m. E.T.
Guatemalan special forces, Pakistani commandos and units of the DRC Army (FARDC), with Indian air support, were taking part in a series of raids called Operation Falcon Sweep from 4 to 11 July to establish control over the Walungu Territory, south of Bukavu, the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) said. Among its aims was to “carry out effective search missions to flush out armed groups from the area,” it said.When the Pakistani Quick Reaction Forces were dropped in the Kahuzi Bega National Park area, “a large number of FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda), estimated at 150-plus personnel, immediately came out of the bush” and encircled the Pakistanis, but they retreated as the MONUC forces took a defensive stance and attack helicopters arrived, the mission said. “All MONUC forces returned to Kavumu Airbase safe and sound,” it said.Rwandan Hutu rebels have been active in the jungles of the eastern DRC since Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, in which they killed en estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.Earlier this year, after secret negotiations in Rome, the FDLR leadership pledged that the group would lay down its weapons and return to Rwanda. MONUC chief William Lacy Swing designated six assembly and registration points for the estimated 13,000 to 15,000 Rwandan militiamen expected to want to take part in Rwanda’s programme of disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, re-settlement and re-integration (DDRRR). MONUC had blamed some members of the FDLR for assaulting civilians in the eastern DRC and causing thousands to become internally displaced persons (IDPs).