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News from the Long War, Thread 4
Various | 4/15/07 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others

Posted on 04/15/2007 6:02:06 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum

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Thread 4



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 humanity’s 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.

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To: Uncle Ike

” Wonder who’s gonna get the triple-zero.... “

Well, lookee there — it wuz ME!!!!!

(Please hold your applause....)

;~)


3,001 posted on 05/22/2007 4:41:20 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Tagline change

LOL. Good one.

3,002 posted on 05/22/2007 4:53:46 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Thanx BahBah - I thought the old one, though direct, may have been a little vulgar.


3,003 posted on 05/22/2007 4:55:53 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Moscow is still trying to work out the whole combo-state thing with Belarus of course for their own benefit but I don’t know what to think either. I’ll check in later.


3,004 posted on 05/22/2007 5:15:49 AM PDT by unionblue83 (Note to Dems:"Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser." -Gen. Patton)
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Yahoo! Alerts
Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 6:44 AM PDT
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) U.N. relief official reports that a convoy of supplies was hit in renewed fighting in Palestinian refugee camp.

If history is our guide, the UN will promptly decamp from Lebanon.


3,005 posted on 05/22/2007 8:12:15 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

That would be a bet I’m not willing to take.


3,006 posted on 05/22/2007 9:39:47 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Of course......

Russia condemns Israeli attacks
presstv.ir ^ | May 2007

Posted on 05/22/2007 12:59:24 PM CDT by Tailgunner Joe

Russia has condemned ‘Israel’s excessive use of force’ in attacks against Palestinians and the bombing of civilian areas in the Gaza Strip.

“Israel opens fire against residential areas in Palestinian towns, killing civilians, which is in our view excessive and disproportionate,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said in a statement.

Israeli air strikes on Gaza, which resumed last week for the first time in six months, have so far killed 23 Palestinians.

Israeli cabinet has also given the regime’s military a green light to resume targeted assassination of Palestinian activists.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1837917/posts


3,007 posted on 05/22/2007 11:15:20 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Uncle Ike
"...which is in our view excessive and disproportionate,..."

They catch on to to liberalism fast.

3,008 posted on 05/22/2007 11:17:49 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Nice tagline.


3,009 posted on 05/22/2007 11:53:24 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: unionblue83

“A de facto way of saying he doesn’t plan on stopping the rocketeers with brute force”

Spineless. Where’s Benji?


3,010 posted on 05/22/2007 11:55:37 AM PDT by jedward (Mission '08 - Take back the House & Senate. No Negotiations...No Prisoners.)
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To: jedward

Thanx JW


3,011 posted on 05/22/2007 11:59:55 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: All

I haven’t seen a thing all day about our missing troops. Have any of you?


3,012 posted on 05/22/2007 3:20:19 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen; Bahbah; All

Just woke up and turned on FNC —

Reporting that one of the missing soldiers has been found dead.

Just caught the end of the report, and that’s all the detail I have, for now....

I’m not particularly shocked, as the word from military spokespersons over the past few days has been that “at least two of the missing soldiers are still alive”.

Need more coffee.....


3,013 posted on 05/23/2007 1:48:22 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Uncle Ike

A little bit more detail....

Iraq - Iraqi police: Body of missing US soldier found in river
Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 23, 2007

Posted on 05/23/2007 3:56:54 AM CDT by HAL9000

Excerpt -

HILLA, Iraq, May 23 (Reuters) - The half-naked body of one of three missing U.S. soldiers was found on Wednesday in the Euphrates River in the town of Mussayab south of Baghdad, police said.
The U.S. military said it was investigating reports that a body had been found in a canal in the area.

Hilla police spokesman Captain Muthanna al-Maamouri said there were bullet wounds to the torso and head of the body, which was wearing U.S. Army-issue pants and boots and had a tattoo on the left arm.

~ snip ~

(Excerpt) Read more at alertnet.org ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1838282/posts


3,014 posted on 05/23/2007 2:00:30 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Uncle Ike

Morning, Uncle.

Not the news one wants to wake up to, although I appreciate you posting it.


3,015 posted on 05/23/2007 2:04:07 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Good morning, Bahbah...

No, not very good news to wake up to.... “Closure” (regardless of what the Liberal Whiners say) is a poor substitute for good news....

Just heard a FNC live spot a second ago, saying that the body had been identified, but the name would not be released pending notification of next-of-kin...

(Then, in the next sentence, the reporterette said that US Military wasn’t ‘confirming’ anything yet.... Go figure...)


3,016 posted on 05/23/2007 2:08:17 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Uncle Ike

Sounds like he’s running for congress......

Iran urges timetable for US withdrawal from Iraq
IranMania (Iranian Embassy in London) ^ | 23MAY07 | IranMania

Posted on 05/23/2007 4:05:16 AM CDT by familyop

LONDON, May 23 (IranMania) - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini emphasized the need for the US to present a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, IRNA reported.

Hosseini made the remarks in an interview with Austrian daily `Der Standard’ on upcoming talks at ambassadorial level between Iran and the US on Iraq security, slated to be held on June 28.

Asked about Iran’s expectations from Iran-US talks on Baghdad, he said, “We will hold the meeting because we regard ourselves as duty-bound to remind the occupying forces of the necessity to correct their performance.

“Occupiers of Iraq should know that the time is ripe for them to give more power to the Iraqi people and leave them free to determine their own fate.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1838284/posts


3,017 posted on 05/23/2007 2:10:38 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Uncle Ike

Iran and the democrat party...on the same side since Carter.


3,018 posted on 05/23/2007 2:11:59 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Mike Yon on the battles fought and won by the Brits in Iraq and then lost by the media:

...As the British increase their forces in Afghanistan, they are drawing down in Iraq. Although the drawdown in Iraq is based on pragmatism, the enemy apparently is attempting to create the perception of a military rout. So while the British reduce their forces in southern Iraq, they are coming under heavier fire and the enemy makes claims of driving “the occupiers” out.

In reality, the Brits were about to transfer authority over the Maysan Province to the Iraqi government. Thus, the day’s purpose, although seemingly more ceremonial in nature, was to counterpunch in the perception war, by focusing on the progress being made by the Iraqi Security Forces in the region. Some of the biggest battles in Iraq today are being fought not with bombs and bullets, but with cameras and keyboards. For whatever reasons—and there are many—today, when Western media is most needed here, it’s nearly gone...

It’s one of Mike’s best posts this year - it includes combat, evasive maneuvers, politicians, generals, one reporter from the LA Times, links to great posts, and General Petraeus’ PhD dissertation... Be sure to check it out.

Link: Mike Yon on the battles fought and won by the Brits in Iraq and then lost by the media:

...As the British increase their forces in Afghanistan, they are drawing down in Iraq. Although the drawdown in Iraq is based on pragmatism, the enemy apparently is attempting to create the perception of a military rout. So while the British reduce their forces in southern Iraq, they are coming under heavier fire and the enemy makes claims of driving “the occupiers” out.

In reality, the Brits were about to transfer authority over the Maysan Province to the Iraqi government. Thus, the day’s purpose, although seemingly more ceremonial in nature, was to counterpunch in the perception war, by focusing on the progress being made by the Iraqi Security Forces in the region. Some of the biggest battles in Iraq today are being fought not with bombs and bullets, but with cameras and keyboards. For whatever reasons—and there are many—today, when Western media is most needed here, it’s nearly gone...

It’s one of Mike’s best posts this year - it includes combat, evasive maneuvers, politicians, generals, one reporter from the LA Times, links to great posts, and General Petraeus’ PhD dissertation... Be sure to check it out.

Mike Yon on the battles fought and won by the Brits in Iraq and then lost by the media:

...As the British increase their forces in Afghanistan, they are drawing down in Iraq. Although the drawdown in Iraq is based on pragmatism, the enemy apparently is attempting to create the perception of a military rout. So while the British reduce their forces in southern Iraq, they are coming under heavier fire and the enemy makes claims of driving “the occupiers” out.

In reality, the Brits were about to transfer authority over the Maysan Province to the Iraqi government. Thus, the day’s purpose, although seemingly more ceremonial in nature, was to counterpunch in the perception war, by focusing on the progress being made by the Iraqi Security Forces in the region. Some of the biggest battles in Iraq today are being fought not with bombs and bullets, but with cameras and keyboards. For whatever reasons—and there are many—today, when Western media is most needed here, it’s nearly gone...

It’s one of Mike’s best posts this year - it includes combat, evasive maneuvers, politicians, generals, one reporter from the LA Times, links to great posts, and General Petraeus’ PhD dissertation... Be sure to check it out.

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2007/05/mike_yon_on_sma.html


3,019 posted on 05/23/2007 2:15:01 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Posted By Blackfive
From a friend and NCO in Afghanistan, comes this email. His team has had to fight and kill more than a few Al Qaeda trained Taliban insurgents.

...We have many Taliban acronyms; AGE, ACM, or OMF. I just call them DAI’s (Dumb-Ass Insurgents). The men that are convincing these men to come here to fight me and the government forces of Afghanistan should be ashamed of what they are doing. The death of the young men we kill rests directly on the shoulders of these evil men and that alone should be enough to reserve the demented leaders of their misguided cause a room in Hell. They poison them against the cause of freedom for the people of Afghanistan. I just don’t get it. I suppose I never will.

Because I get the news from all over the world here on my firebase, I see that, once more, the successes of what we are doing (establishing the government, helping the people when we can etc.) escapes the Mainstream Media and the loonies from places like MoveOn.org and Daily Kos. I am in touch with people from USAID and some other NGOs who are attempting to build a road in our area that would link one of the towns in our area that is a Taliban stronghold to the district center and the center of the commerce in our area. I have gotten a bid from a contractor, who we know in the area, and when the new guys get here, they will get to see the project through.

Evidently, it also eludes the likes of Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha, who seem to think the “real” war on terror is only here in Afghanistan. I’ve got a news flash for those two morons; the War on Terror is wherever Al-Qaeda is or the Taliban hang out. When they try to move against American interests, we are going to be there waiting for them...

There’s a lot more but I’m waiting for permission to post the rest.

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2007/05/the_fight_in_af.html


3,020 posted on 05/23/2007 2:18:07 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Salvation Council’s Tough Stance

An interesting interview took place a few days ago in Baghdad with the head of the Anbar Salvation Council, Sheik Hamid al-Hais. He eludes to the surge in police recruits over the past few months in Anbar Province, and has some hard-hitting statements about our struggle with Al Qaeda in the area. We have the local and regional sheiks aligned with us, and the results are impressive and cannot be discounted. Critical daily incidents are down significantly in the area compared to a year ago, and the emergency response units we are guiding through training on-base are the reason. Loyal to their tribes, these men are patrolling their lands and protecting their own from Al-Quaeda’s purposeful targeting of innocents and attempts at destabilization. Our success in Anbar is directly tied to theirs...

“We have our own tribal legal system and this is constant and cannot be changed. Murderers must be killed under tribal law and unless we use this force against terrorism, terrorism will continue to rise.”

Link: http://desertflier.blogspot.com/2007/05/salvation-councils-tough-stance.html


3,021 posted on 05/23/2007 2:33:35 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Not good. Bastards.


3,022 posted on 05/23/2007 2:47:11 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: Bahbah

Morning BahBah.


3,023 posted on 05/23/2007 2:47:36 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen; Bahbah

Good morning, Workerbee....

Got enough coffee in me that I think I’ll be safe to drive — so off for a quick walmart run....

You and Bahbah may talk quietly among yourselves until I return.....


3,024 posted on 05/23/2007 2:52:34 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

Good morning, Workerbee.

The President has held the bustards off on time tables.

I am so disgusted with Congress that I could spit nickles.


3,025 posted on 05/23/2007 3:11:49 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

I’m with ya there. Politicians can sure make a mess of a simple system of govenment meant to govern a free Christian people.


3,026 posted on 05/23/2007 3:14:41 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen; Bahbah

I’m back — none the worse for the experience...

From the “Who are you and what have you done with the REAL France??” file:

Iran must cooperate or face tough sanctions-Sarkozy
reutuers ^ | 5/23/07 | reuteurs

Posted on 05/23/2007 5:49:56 AM CDT by Flavius

BERLIN, May 23 (Reuters) - Iran must decide whether it wants to cooperate with the international community over its nuclear programme or face harsher sanctions, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

In his first detailed public comments on the West’s nuclear standoff with the Islamic republic since taking office, Sarkozy said the concept of a nuclear-armed Iran was “unacceptable”.

“I for my part think one should not hesitate to toughen the sanctions,” Sarkozy said in an interview published in the German monthly magazine Cicero.

(Excerpt) Read more at alertnet.org ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1838300/posts


3,027 posted on 05/23/2007 3:51:53 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Uncle Ike
Sorko better tone that down before “Disenfranchised Youths” start burning stuff and killing people in the name of peace donchaknow.
3,028 posted on 05/23/2007 3:55:30 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: Uncle Ike
the “Who are you and what have you done with the REAL France??” file

LOLOL. And Sarko doesn't hate George Bush. Pelosi must be devastated.

3,029 posted on 05/23/2007 3:58:56 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

But wait, there’s more!!!

Iran must cooperate or face tough sanctions-Sarkozy
reutuers ^ | 5/23/07 | reuteurs

BERLIN, May 23 (Reuters) - Iran must decide whether it wants to cooperate with the international community over its nuclear programme or face harsher sanctions, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

In his first detailed public comments on the West’s nuclear standoff with the Islamic republic since taking office, Sarkozy said the concept of a nuclear-armed Iran was “unacceptable”.

“I for my part think one should not hesitate to toughen the sanctions,” Sarkozy said in an interview published in the German monthly magazine Cicero.”

Link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1838300/posts


3,030 posted on 05/23/2007 4:15:54 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah; WorkerbeeCitizen; Knitting A Conundrum; jedward; All

Has anybody noticed -—

As far as I can tell there has not been one mention of Lebanon or Gaza this morning..

Anywhere....

The good guys must be winning......


3,031 posted on 05/23/2007 4:50:19 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Uncle Ike

Not yet - I’m on my office puter so I don’t have all my links.


3,032 posted on 05/23/2007 4:59:00 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: Uncle Ike
there has not been one mention of Lebanon or Gaza this morning..

Things went pretty quiet after it was reported that the government told the army to finish the job and clean them out...exactly what needs to be done wherever they are encountered. Perhaps our betters in the media do not want to reinforce this perception.

3,033 posted on 05/23/2007 5:01:29 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Uncle Ike

09:58 Fragile truce holding between Lebanese army, militants in refugee camp (Reuters)


3,034 posted on 05/23/2007 5:35:45 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

15:16 France rebuffs IAEA chief ElBaradei over comments on Iran`s nuclear program (AP)
14:06 Abbas, Haniyeh meet in effort to renew cease-fire with Israel (Reuters)
13:14 Annual Amnesty Int`l report accuses IDF of war crimes in Lebanon (Haaretz)
12:59 Seven U.S. soldiers killed in four separate attacks in Iraq (Reuters)
12:45 BG sees progress in deal for Israel to purchase gas from PA (Reuters)
12:40 Three wounded, two seriously, in gas canister explosion in Netanya (Haaretz)
12:36 Russia denies giving Syria permission to sell Russian-made arms to Iran (Reuters)
12:08 German authorities rule out terror attack in Israir emergency landing (AP)
11:38 IDF confirms troops briefly detained 7 Palestinians in Gaza raid (Haaretz)
11:08 Haniyeh aide: Cease-fire with Israel will fail unless it includes West Bank (AP)
11:03 Palestinians sources: IDF detains seven Palestinians in Gaza Strip (AP)
10:41 Police say suicide bombing in coffee shop northeast of Baghdad kills 15 (AP)
10:11 Palestinians fire on IDF troops in West Bank in three incidents overnight (Israel Radio)
10:10 IDF arrests six wanted militants overnight in West Bank city of Nablus (Israel Radio)
09:58 Fragile truce holding between Lebanese army, militants in refugee camp (Reuters)
09:13 Report: Visiting Chinese envoy says situation in Darfur `basically stable` (Reuters)
09:09 Qassam rocket strikes Sderot area; no injuries reported (Israel Radio)
08:17 Five-year-old Indonesian girl dies of bird flu (Reuters)
07:42 Nine U.S. warships enter Persian Gulf; U.S. army says it`s an exercise (Reuters)
06:25 UN Middle East envoy scheduled to arrive for talks on Gaza crisis (Israel Radio)
05:08 Al-Qaida No. 2 al-Zawahri praises killed Taliban commander in new audiotape (AP)
04:41 IAF strikes two targets in Gaza, Palestinian sources say 9 injured (DPA)
03:37 Obama: Iraq war one of biggest strategic errors in U.S. military history (AP)
03:32 Newly revealed documents: Bin Laden ordered Iraqi al-Qaida leader to target U.S. (AP)
03:28 80 injured in Ankara blast (AP)
03:02 Jailed Egyptian opposition leader Nour may be released due to poor health (AP)
02:51 30 members of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood arrested north of Cairo (AP)
01:04 Brussels think-tank: Iran may be preparing to strike European nuclear plants (AP)


3,035 posted on 05/23/2007 5:36:43 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Pakistan, Afghanistan to talk with G-8 on anti-Taliban cooperation
(15:15 , 05.23.07)
Palestinian group claims it will attack Lebanese army
(14:26 , 05.23.07)
Iran will resist ‘any threat’ - defense minister
(14:18 , 05.23.07)
Abbas, Haniyeh convene meeting in secret - official
(14:10 , 05.23.07)
Suicide bomber carried out attack in Turkish capital
(13:52 , 05.23.07)
Iran must cooperate or face tough sanctions - Sarkozy
(13:47 , 05.23.07)
Russia denies arm sales to Iran via Syria
(12:40 , 05.23.07)
Arab League condemns ‘crimes’ of Lebanese terror group
(12:38 , 05.23.07)
Amnesty: Number of Palestinians killed by IDF increased in 2006
(12:33 , 05.23.07)
Israeli plane makes emergency landing in Berlin
(11:54 , 05.23.07)
Israeli troops detain 7 Palestinians in brief foray into Gaza
(11:04 , 05.23.07)
Suicide bombing in Iraq coffee shop kills 15
(10:59 , 05.23.07)
Ex-spy accused of Litvinenko murder denies guilt
(10:48 , 05.23.07)
4 Muslims, 1 Buddhist killed in Thai south
(10:08 , 05.23.07)
Bomb in Turkish capital kills 6, injures 100
(09:45 , 05.23.07)
Pakistan confirms new cases of H5N1 bird flu
(09:16 , 05.23.07)
Qassam lands near Sderot; no injuries
(08:32 , 05.23.07)
9 US warships enter Gulf for training
(08:04 , 05.23.07)
Suicide attacker kills 1, wounds 3 in Afghan capital
(07:53 , 05.23.07)
Explosive device thrown at IDF in Jenin
(07:03 , 05.23.07)
Greek PM enlists Australia in Elgin Marbles fight
(06:42 , 05.23.07)
Last American Idol' performances show differences between finalists
(05:34 , 05.23.07)
UN Adviser: China must do more on Darfur
(04:46 , 05.23.07)
White House says bin Laden ordered Iraq plots
(04:03 , 05.23.07)
Obama says US needs to pull out of Iraq, focus on domestic issues
(02:58 , 05.23.07)
IAF attacks another Hamas weapon shed in Gaza
(02:06 , 05.23.07)
UN Chief dispatches Mideast envoy amid rising concern
(01:56 , 05.23.07)
IAF attacks weapon shed in Gaza Strip
(00:57 , 05.23.07)
3,036 posted on 05/23/2007 5:37:55 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Thank you, Knitting!!

Ummm... Where does ‘fragile truce’ come from?? Last I heard, it was a “take no prisoners” situation....

(By the bye, I, for one, have missed your input and insights the past couple of days.. Good to see ya!!)


3,037 posted on 05/23/2007 5:38:25 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

” Israeli plane makes emergency landing in Berlin
(11:54 , 05.23.07) “

Hmmmmmmm.....

Israeli plane makes emergency landing in Berlin

Published: 05.23.07, 11:54 / Israel News

An Israeli plane with 163 passengers made an emergency landing at a Berlin airport and a terror attack could not be ruled out, an airport spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Smoke was detected in the cabin of the Israir flight 251 during landing at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport on Tuesday night Rosemarie Meichsner said, adding that the pilot had radioed for emergency assistance. (AP)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3403539,00.html
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“Terror attack can not be ruled out” — Since the default position in the media is “Terrorism not suspected” (nothing-to-see-here-move-along-folks), this is almost certainly terrorism related......


3,038 posted on 05/23/2007 5:46:48 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Thank You Knitting - it is good to see you.


3,039 posted on 05/23/2007 5:58:09 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Russia denies arm sales to Iran via Syria (12:40 , 05.23.07)

Now thats the Russia I grew up with.

3,040 posted on 05/23/2007 6:08:16 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen; All

Sunni And Shiia Join Up Against Al Qaeda In Iraq
Posted by AJStrata on May 23rd, 2007
Hat tip to reader DaleInAtlanta for bringing this amazing news to our attention. Sunni and Shiia leaders have signed an agreement to fight al Qaeda and support the Iraq government:

A delegation of Sahwa al-Anbar, (Anbar Awakening) the tribal alliance in the restive Sunni province of Al Anbar, has made an unprecedented visit to Sadr City, the Baghdad stronghold of radical Shiite imam Moqtada al-Sadr, according to pan Arab daily al-Sharq al-Awsat. “We have taken this step to place national interest ahead of any differences” said the head of the US-endorsed Sunni alliance Hamid al-Hayas. “This is an effort to bring closer together the Sunni and Shiite Iraqi points of view. We want to deliver a message to all the political groups to put aside their differences and act for the common good” he said.

At the end of the meeting the two sides signs a joint document in which they vowed to fight the terrorism of al-Qaeda. The group has become increasingly isolated within the Sunni insurgency because of its indiscriminate targeting of civilians.

I predicted al Qaeda’s desparate and violent acts against Muslims would be their undoing - and now it is coming to pass. The so called civil war is now the war we always wanted - the Arab/Muslim street is rising up against al Qaeda. Not America or the new Iraqi government. This is why the Surrendercrats not only were dead wrong (and probably capitulated on the funding once they were briefed on the rapidly changing situation in Iraq) but why they will also pay a heavy price for NOT supporting our troops and seeing them through to success. It is amazing to see this happening, and it is a great moment in our efforts to redirect the ME towards a peaceful, democratic future.

Link: http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/3904


3,041 posted on 05/23/2007 6:44:27 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Fox is reporting that the Lebanese military has entered the northern part of what looks like a city but they keep calling a “camp.” They have encountered no resistance as of now.

It is not a full out invastion but is possible preparation for an incursion or for just blowing the whole thing to smithereens (that last bit is mine).


3,042 posted on 05/23/2007 7:13:32 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

I was taking an anime break...good for the soul to be watching fake war rather than real, where the heros don’t have to put up with stupid politicians, and they win...and spring cleaning.

And hubby’s coming home tomorrow, so I am happy! He’d been on a fire in Georgia for 3 weeks. He needs to come home for at least a week for r and r...


3,043 posted on 05/23/2007 7:18:00 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I like aname also but I don’t watch TV (and I can’t stay up that late - sundowners syndrom).


3,044 posted on 05/23/2007 7:26:38 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: Bahbah

From my Navair Beep Beep Muthafletcher File:

“..........Nine US Military ships, including two aircraft carriers, passed through the Straights of Hormuz on Wednesday, the largest number of US Military vessels to enter the Gulf since 2003, the US Military said.
It said the ships were entering the area for training. (Reuters)”

Saw an AP report that id’d the NIMITZ and STENNIS, plus the BOXER and the Jarheads riding around on their little sea cruise.

.....I’m just sittin’ and grinnin’. Popcorn will be standing by.


3,045 posted on 05/23/2007 7:32:31 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I'm rapidly running out of reasons to consider a democrat as a citizen of the same country.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

Ohhhh, Vet. Thanks for that “boat” report.


3,046 posted on 05/23/2007 7:34:50 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

That is some serious “training” power.


3,047 posted on 05/23/2007 7:45:43 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
I was getting up early to wait for hubby to call me from Georgia, and turned on the TV (which I really never watch --I've watched more tv the last 3 weeks than in the last 5 years) and got hooked on Inu Yasha, which runs here at 5:30 and 6 am. And a little bit on Naruto which runs in the evening before the stupid cartoons run on CN. But then I discovered Youtube had a wide assortment of the episodes...and I found story outlines...and manga summaries (this one followed the manga very closely) and copies of the Manga in graphic novel form.... This kept me company while hubby was out...(dōmo arigatō, Inu Yasha) and gave me something to do while working on the house and yard. The news situation, being dreadful, is getting too painful for even me. Check out this news source... http://newsdaily.com/ KAC Papa scooped his daughter on finding this one out. Weird moment of the day: watching an episode of Inu Yasha this morning in Japanese with French subtitles...managed to make sense of the French, too, except sometimes the frames went by too fast for me to read the French and make sense of it...
3,048 posted on 05/23/2007 8:30:54 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

After that moment, I decided I was weird enough and had to come back into the here and now, getting too old for serious fandom silliness my hubby just wouldn’t quite understand.

(reminiscing fondly of the days when I had 3 Dr. Who scarves, and a nearly complete collection of episode novelizations, all imported and costing twice the price of domestic books at that time...)

http://newsdaily.com/

Once again. Shouldn’t be any hidden html in this one.


3,049 posted on 05/23/2007 8:34:21 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Your hubbie and his friends have thanx - the air around here is getting breathable again.

I have a PGA Programmer (odd bunch), friend addicted to aname and woodworking. He says it beats bars.

3,050 posted on 05/23/2007 8:51:50 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I Relieve Myself In Islam's General Direction While I Deny Global Warming.)
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