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.
Good morning, Jedward!!
(Your statement seems to be most appropriately answered on the ‘other thread’ — so I did...)
Hope all is well with you.
It is a god morning! Yep, I put it there too, and replied. You know I respect your input.
All is well if I could get a couple more cups of coffee in me :)
” You know I respect your input. “
I have a sneaking suspicion that the reason you included me on the ping-list for that thread might be that you *knew* that I would be a bomb-thrower to stir things up....
lol...not this time, seriously. I prepared some moving forward points on the previous and very long thread. I’m simply doing what I offered. It’ll probably get some talk going, but I won’t be there watching to referee. I totally respect someone speaking up when they feel compelled, just as I did on the last thread.
I think I gave Knitting the headache I had for a few days. Hoping she’s feeling better!
” Hoping shes feeling better! “
Looks like Knitting’s taking an opportunity to sleep in this morning — which is probably a good thing....
Arabic language newspaper planning to reveal docs proving employment of al-Zawahiri/Zarqawi and others by Saddam:
15:51 Man seriously injured in Teddy Stadium stampede regains consciousness (Army Radio)
15:48 Meretz Chair Beilin proposes bill to overturn mandatory military service law (Haaretz)
15:22 Abbas praises U.S. security plan as first step to `easing Palestinian suffering` (Reuters)
14:49 FM: `Take it or leave it` ultimatum on Arab plan will cause more stagnation (Reuters)
14:26 Death toll in clash at Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon rises to 2 (Reuters)
14:06 Palestinian killed in clash between rival factions at Lebanon refugee camp (Reuters)
13:57 Speaker of Italy`s lower house of parliament to address Palestinian parliament (AP)
13:37 Dollar trading under four shekels for first time since 2000 (TheMarker)
13:34 Livni: We can`t repeat Lebanon war mistakes when deciding on Gaza action (Haaretz)
13:28 Peretz: We will choose when to respond to the Qassam attacks on Sderot (Army Radio)
13:19 Assad congratulates Sarkozy, hopes Syria-France ties will develop (DPA)
12:56 German FM meets separately with Olmert and Livni in Jerusalem (DPA)
12:51 Kasrils: Those objecting to Haniyeh invite are ignoring S. African transition (Haaretz)
12:48 Court eases sentence of man convicted for role in Haifa gun attack on Arabs (Haaretz)
12:39 Peretz: Explore window of opportunity opened by Arab initiative (Israel Radio)
12:34 IDF: Drop in reserve soldiers` complaints of harassment by employers (Israel Radio)
11:46 South Africa defends its invitation to Palestinian PM Haniyeh (Reuters)
11:43 Court indicts suspects in botched Holon supermarket robbery and murder (Haaretz)
11:05 Coalition may lose votes of 10 MKs in Monday no-confidence bid (Army Radio)
10:58 Gate at UN Gaza building reinforced after Muslim extremists attack on UN school (AP)
10:50 Report: Thai arrested on Jordan side of Dead Sea says sent by Mossad (Israel Radio)
10:21 Striking students lock Tel Aviv University with chains and barbed wire (Haaretz)
09:55 Masked man robs post office in Haifa (Haaretz)
09:53 400 students holding protest rally in Haifa (Haaretz)
09:30 FM Livni to meet Egyptian and Jordanian FMs in Cairo on Thursday (Israel Radio)
09:22 Two U.S. soldiers shot dead by Afghan soldier in Kabul (DPA)
08:55 Islamic Jihad claims reponsibility for Qassam hit on Monday morning (AP)
08:40 J`lem Labor Court to probe FM Livni`s appointment of LA consul (Israel Radio)
08:28 250 striking students blocking the entrance to Technion University in Haifa (Haaretz)
06:54 Qassam rocket hits Sderot house causing damage, anxiety victims (Haaretz)
06:42 Qassam rocket lands in Sderot; no injuries reported (Haaretz)
06:10 University heads delay resumption of classes after negotiations session (Army Radio)
06:01 Police launch investigation into death of 42-year-old in Jaffa shootout (Army Radio)
05:31 U.S.: Two American soldiers shot dead at Afghanistan prison (Reuters)
05:26 UN chooses Israeli official to head one of its committees for first time (Haaretz)
05:16 PA security forces discover and seal Rafah tunnel used for smuggling (Haaretz)
04:44 Police respond to false report of terror attack near Ramle (Haaretz)
04:16 Foreign Minister Livni to meet with Egyptian FM in Cairo on Thursday (Israel Radio)
03:47 Abbas, Haniyeh discuss U.S. benchmark document, can`t bridge differences (Reuters)
03:22 Ex-PM Ehud Barak to associates: I cannot serve in government led by Olmert (Haaretz)
03:08 Clalit CEO: HMO to triple salaries of doctors who excel (TheMarker)
02:30 Foreign Ministry conducting project to prepare for talks with Syria (Haaretz)
02:01 Police chief to begin inquiry into Teddy stadium multiple injury incident (Army Radio)
01:39 Olmert congratulates the French people on the election of Nicolas Sarkozy (Haaretz)
01:37 One person killed, three hurt in shootout at Jaffa apartment (Israel Radio)
00:40 Nasrallah denies Israel`s allegations Bishara aided Hezbollah in war (Reuters)
00:36 Nasrallah: U.S. initiated Israel-Hezbollah war, Israel followed orders (Israel Radio)
00:21 Students conduct late-night negotiations with PMO in efforts to end strike (Haaretz)
Good morning, Knitting!!
Hope ya got some rest, and you’re feeling better....
I took 2 naps yesterday, went to bed earlier. This morning, I got up and called hubby at 5 then went back to bed. Starting to feel rested.
But my sinuses are acting up!
” Starting to feel rested. “
Wonderful!! Staying rested is more-than-half of the battle...
” But my sinuses are acting up! “
‘Tis the season.. “Endeavor to persevere!”
Labor faction authorizes absence from no-confidence motion
(16:26 , 05.07.07)
Iran not a strong as it seems, says national security head
(15:57 , 05.07.07)
‘Iran open to compromise on nuclear conference agenda’
(15:51 , 05.07.07)
Minister Tamir says attempt to determine Kadima’s leader is anarchy
(15:31 , 05.07.07)
I’ve decided to run for president, Peres tells associates
(14:43 , 05.07.07)
Two Palestinians die in clash at Lebanon camp
(14:30 , 05.07.07)
Olmert meets with German foreign minister
(14:16 , 05.07.07)
Palestinians say IDF arrested 5 in Nablus
(14:15 , 05.07.07)
Pensioners jeer Minister Eitan for praising gov’t
(13:56 , 05.07.07)
Hizbullah seeks ‘balanced’ policy under new French president
(13:44 , 05.07.07)
Saudi Arabia beheads two Thai nationals convicted of smuggling drugs
(13:23 , 05.07.07)
Meeting on deterioration in Gaza should be called, says Livni
(12:55 , 05.07.07)
Survivors ‘unlikely’ on Kenya Airways jet
(12:38 , 05.07.07)
Aides to Peretz say he will decide within days whether to resign
(12:18 , 05.07.07)
Iraq: 2 suicide bombings near Ramadi kill 20 people
(11:53 , 05.07.07)
Russia: Explosive device explodes in synagogue; no injuries reported
(11:27 , 05.07.07)
Peretz says Israel needs diplomatic courage alongside military courage
(11:21 , 05.07.07)
MK Levi says we must act against Qassams or appoint inquiry committee
(11:13 , 05.07.07)
Supreme Court acquits man convicted of shooting at Arab restaurants
(10:46 , 05.07.07)
Magnitude-5.1 quake jolts Greek island
(10:38 , 05.07.07)
Secondary schools in north to strike Tuesday
(10:02 , 05.07.07)
North Korea says it can shut down reactor quickly after receiving frozen funds
(09:29 , 05.07.07)
Barak undecided on keeping Labor in gov’t
(09:09 , 05.07.07)
Report: Bus accident kills 17 in southwest China
(08:37 , 05.07.07)
Dozens of students block entrance to Technion
(08:13 , 05.07.07)
Islamic Jihad claims rocket on Sderot
(07:55 , 05.07.07)
6 wounded in rocket attack on Afghan capital
(07:47 , 05.07.07)
Qassam rocket lands near kindergarten in Sderot
(07:06 , 05.07.07)
IDF arrests 6 wanted Palestinians
(06:19 , 05.07.07)
Palestinians stoned IDF force near Ramallah
(06:19 , 05.07.07)
Bombs kill 8 Americans in Diyala and Baghdad as sectarian tension rises
(05:16 , 05.07.07)
Hizbullah sees progress in talks to free 2 Israelis
(04:22 , 05.07.07)
Afghan soldier kills 2 US troops outside top-security jail
(03:45 , 05.07.07)
Rescue convoys reach edge of Kenya Airways crash site in Cameroon
(01:49 , 05.07.07)
Palestinian arrested with Molotov near West Bank settlement
(00:36 , 05.07.07)
Bishara never spied for Hizbullah, Nasrallah says
(00:18 , 05.07.07)
Labor faction authorizes absence from no-confidence motion
Published: 05.07.07, 16:26 / Israel News
The Labor faction on Monday voted in favor of allowing its MKs to walk out from the Knesset plenum during tonight’s vote on a no-confidence motion against the government.
Labor MKs voted against party leader Amir Peretz proposal that Labor’s 18 MKs back the government in tonight’s vote
Just a thought.....
With all this turmoil, some Hamas/AQ/Hezzy wiseguy could almost think that it would be a perfect time to get in some serious hits on Israel.
Only things working against that are that those groups have spent the bulk of their time lately hitting each other, Syria/Iran have reduced their profiles (which also may be the reason for the increase in intramural homicides) and I’m sure that the IDF and other “little friends in the area” are all spun up and ready to counter anything remotely sinister.
This is true...Israel may be bickering, but they are still watching...
Good morning, Knitting.
TERRORISM: AL-QAEDA ‘DEVELOPING NEW ARMS’, REPORT
adnkronosinternational ^ | 7 May 2007 | AKI
Baghdad, 7 May (AKI) - Al Qaeda in Iraq is involved in developping new arms and using new techniques to carry out its terrorist attacks, according to sources within the Iraqi insurgency, quoted by the Egyptian Islamic press agency al-Naba. According to the agency’s internet site, after creating new missiles able to strike US combat helicopters with greater precision, the al-Qaeda network is seeking new methods, different from the characteristic suicide attacks or car bombs.
Last week a cell of al-Qaeda active in Kurdistan reportedly tried for the first time to use a remote-controlled aircraft to carry out an attack, with the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Suleimaniya the target.
The attack was however foiled. Kurdish sources say that the police had found out about the plan before it could be carried out. Despite this Iraqi security forces are said to be concerned by the technical progress made by the followers of al-Qaeda in Iraq in developing weapons and in their guerilla techniques.
During the first months of the year, the terrorist formation is reported to have downed 10 US helicopters in the space of a wek weeks. In parallel they developed chemical weapons and carried out at least three attacks in the area of Falluja, using chlorine gas.
The first known attempt to detonate a vehicle bomb with chlorine gas occurred in Ramadi on 28 January though the sixteen deaths were not believed caused by the chlorine.
The next chlorine gas attack was a suicide bomb in Ramadi on 19 February 19, while several days later, another bomber detonated a chlorine tanker truck in Taji, north of Baghdad, just a few days later.
American forces also found a large quantity of chlorine and other chemicals in Karma, a location near Falluja.
Another leeeeetle coincidence from those whacky Russians....
Blast cuts Russia-EU gas pipeline
AFP ^ | 05/07/07
Posted on 05/07/2007 10:25:43 AM CDT by nypokerface
KIEV (AFP) - An explosion Monday in Ukraine knocked out of service one of the main pipelines exporting Russian natural gas to the European Union, the Ukrainian emergency situations ministry told AFP.
A “large explosion” cut the pipeline, which carries Siberian gas through Ukraine to Germany and other EU clients, ministry spokeswoman Viktoria Ruban said.
The blast occurred at about 1125 GMT on a section near the Ukrainian capital Kiev, she said.
A 30-metre (32-feet) length of pipeline was torn off, with debris hurled 150 metres away.
There was no immediate information regarding the effect of the incident on deliveries to the European Union, the biggest foreign gas market for Russia, the world’s leading natural gas producer.
My tinfoil side wonders if this just might be self-inflicted??
“My tinfoil side wonders if this just might be self-inflicted??”
....sure doesn’t look to me like anything a truck bomb would cause.