Skip to comments.News from the Long War, Thread 4
Posted on 04/15/2007 6:02:06 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD
Our enemies include all the Muslims who dream of knocking Western Civilization off its perch atop humanityâs dung heap. Islam is fractured into any number of sects, tribes and ethnic groups, but the dream of destroying us cuts across all the fault lines. Islamic terrorists are merely the tip of a very large spear.
J. Peter Mulhern, the American Thinker, September 18
The determination behind that fight is real, the hatred is real, and the excuses for doing this are very real in the minds of those who have decided to walk that path. We can respond in two ways: Try to ignore or negotiate with people who do not want to negotiate in good faith, because what they want is our destruction, or to stand up against the darkness of those who see all of us, our way of life, our culture and our aspirations as something worth eliminating.
Either: "And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Or: "With vigilance, determination, courage, we will defeat the enemies of freedom, and we will leave behind a more peaceful world for our children and our grandchildren." GW Bush.
Here's where I will post news and info about the Long War. Let me know if you're interested.
20:28 White House official: The Winograd report is an internal Israeli matter (Haaretz)
20:25 British army chief: I personally decided to send Prince Harry to Iraq (AP)
20:23 Peres: No majority to topple the gov`t; crisis must be resolved, not expanded (Haaretz)
20:00 Halutz: No doubt Winograd panel worked faithfully, report needs more study (Haaretz)
19:52 PA official: Captors of BBC reporter make new demands, turned down by PA gov`t (AP)
19:42 Syria, UN organization provide $2 million in aid to Iraqi refugees in Syria (DPA)
19:33 Hezbollah official: Winograd report confirms Israel was in confusion during war (AP)
19:30 PM advisor: Winograd panel`s announcements don`t reflect reality accurately (Ch. 10)
19:15 Olmert to Kadima ministers: I have no intention of resigning (Haaretz)
19:06 Families of kidnapped soldiers meet to discuss findings of Winograd report (Haaretz)
MKs, Organizations, Call for Olmert to Resign
(IsraelNN.com) Politicians from the right and left are calling for Prime Minster Ehud Olmert to draw what they see as the obvious conclusion of the Winograd Commission’s preliminary report on the Second Lebanon War and resign. The Likuds Limor Livnat, National Union’s Uri Ariel, NRP’s Zevulun Orlev, and Meretzs Yossi Beilin have all called on Olmert to resign since the report was released.
The Judicial Forum for the Land of Israel has threatened to petition the Supreme Court if Olmert does not resign, comparing the Winograd Report to a legal sentencing.
21:35 U.S. report: Iran still biggest government supporter of terrorism (AP)
21:28 Egypt frees 2 Muslim Brotherhood members, order 12 others detained for 15 days (AP)
21:18 Livni following release of report: We must exercise self criticism (Channel 10)
21:12 Bereaved Families` Forum invites public to protest Thurs. to urge PM to quit (Haaretz)
21:05 Olmert: I will propose creation of team Wednesday to amend deficiencies (Haaretz)
21:03 PM Olmert: Special team to be assembled to study Winograd report findings (Haaretz)
21:00 IDF chief Ashkenazi appoints committee to study Winograd report (Haaretz)
20:55 PM Olmert: The war was righteous and unavoidable (Haaretz)
20:54 Olmert: It would not be correct to resign, and I do not intend to do so (Haaretz)
20:54 Olmert: I will work to fix all deficiencies named in Winograd report (Haaretz)
He IS the deficiency. All he needs to do is resign.
Bet he’s gone or officially going by Friday or his government will fall.
Maybe. A lot of ticked off people now have good ammo.
*(I don't know the words so thats the best I could come up with)
Good luck with that.
Going down fast my FRiends. Night time Meds (poisons), putting me down.
Nite WB,,,Sleep well,,,
06:27 U.S. State Department report: sharp rise in terror attacks, deaths in 2006 (AP)
05:20 Shimon Peres: New elections would send dangerous message to Arab world (Haaretz)
04:01 Security Council calls on UN to send peacekeeping troops to Darfur (Israel Radio)
03:14 Jordan censors newspaper for reporting on Palestinian infighting (DPA)
02:40 Politicians across the board call on Olmert and Peretz to resign (Haaretz)
02:28 Syria`s Assad predicts Bush`s vision of a new Mideast will fail (Israel Radio)
02:27 Jordanian authorities prevent publication of story on PA power struggle (DPA)
01:25 Former CIA chief urges Bush to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace process (Israel Radio)
01:23 Ami Ayalon calls on PM Olmert to resign in light of Winograd conclusions (Israel Radio)
01:20 Ex-IDF chief Halutz urges targets of Winograd report not to deflect blame (Israel Radio)
01:12 Iraqi VP says he and Bush discussed Sunni threats to withdraw from gov`t (AP)
00:43 U.S. Democrats to send Bush war spending legislation that would require pullout (DPA)
00:23 British civil servant says he leaked Blair-Bush memo to help Kerry in U.S. election (AP)
00:00 Maccabi Hod Hasharon win first-ever volleyball championship (Haaretz)
Polls: People Want Resignation, Elections, Netanyahu
(IsraelNN.com) According to polls conducted after the Winograd Report was published, the overwhelming majority (69%) of Israelis think Prime Minster Ehud Olmert should resign, and a majority (53%) wants new elections.
The most popular choice for the next Prime Minister is former PM Binyamin Netanyahu, preferred by 26% of those polled. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was in second place with 9%.
Q: Will Olmert leave gracefully, or will he have to be thrown out?
Good question. He is a politician and quite arrogant. My guess, He will demonstrate a good deal of pettiness on his way out for in his mind mind, he did nothing wrong.
Good morning, all...
Great Thomas Sowell read at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1826332/posts
” When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can’t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup. “
Good morning Ike. yup - wow
THEY ARE SAYING THE GOT AL-MASRI, THAT HE’S DEAD!
Update: Terror Chief ‘Killed In Internal Battle’ Al Qaeda Leader In Iraq ‘Killed’
Sky News ^ | Tuesday May 01, 2007 | Sky News
Posted on 05/01/2007 3:31:19 AM CDT by Eurotwit
Edited on 05/01/2007 4:12:25 AM CDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq has been killed, Iraq’s Interior Ministry says. Abbu Ayyub al Masri was killed in an “internal battle”, the ministry said. More follows .
Updated: 09:59, Tuesday May 01, 2007
The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq has been killed, Iraq’s Interior Ministry has said.
Abbu Ayyub al Masri was killed in an “internal battle”, according to the ministry.
However, there is no independent confirmation of the report.
Brigadier-General Abdul Kareem Khalaf told the Reuters news agency: “We have definite intelligence reports that al Masri was killed today.”
Another source in the ministry also said al Masri had been killed, Reuters said.
Good morning, Bahbah!!
Even FNC (not noted for letting facts get in the way of a good NEWS ALERT) is reporting this as a “Not so fast...” and unconfirmed by US military sources.....
MSNBC reporting it also. Didn’t hear a caveat, but I just woke up.