Skip to comments.GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 12/4/02-Baghdad,al-Sojoud,Tikrit,al-Taji,Dhu-Alfhikar,Hakkari,Warba
Posted on 12/03/2002 9:37:24 AM PST by Diogenesis
GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/4/02 - Baghdad, al-Sojoud, Tikrit, al-Taji, Dhu-Alfhikar, Hakkari, Warba
BREAKING: Baghdad - al-Sojoud presidential palace [ Iraqi delay AND < 2 hour visit ]
BREAKING: al-Taji, Iraq - Dhu-Alfhikar factory
BREAKING: WEAPONS HOT - northern Kuwaiti waters, near Warba island
Hakkari, Kurdish run freed Iraq, near the Sumbul mountains
========= Baghdad =========
In Baghdad, Iraq, arms inspectors make visible their "secret" plan
go to the al-Sojoud presidential palace based upon their clipboard.
The Iraqis have monitors in all equipment, transport, and TVs, etc.
They know this. They know we know it. We know they know we know it.....
A tiny portion of the al-Sojoud presidential palace
BREAKING: Iraqi delay AND < 2 hour visit
In Baghdad, Iraq, arms inspectors arrive
at the al-Sojoud presidential palace - and after waiting for, and then receiving clearance, they enter.
Inside the al-Sojoud presidential palace, inspectors were monitored.
At the al-Sojoud presidential palace after the inspectors finished.
International reporters scurry to get a peek.
========= TIKRIT PALACES =========
This inspections are a joke. The Palace inspection took only < 2 hours.
Howver, the palaces are immense. For example:
THE TIKRIT PALACES [click for full pics]
========= al-Taji, Iraq =========
In al-Taji, Iraq, northwest of Baghdad, at the Dhu-Alfhikar factory.
tiny missiles are featured, as Iraqis successfully hide their real missiles and WMD.
========= Hakkari =========
In Hakkari, Kurdish run freed Iraq, near the Sumbul mountains.
========= Northern Kuwaiti waters =========
BREAKING: WEAPONS HOT
In northern Kuwaiti waters, near Warba island,
an Iraqi vessel opened fire on two Kuwaiti coast guard boats.
========= Pleiades Star Cluster =========
Pleiades Star Cluster - ~3000 stars, ~400 light years away, ~13 light years across.
(click for more info)
END OF TRANSMISSION 12/4/02 .......... K
Terrorists delenda est.
The water appears barely knee-deep up in that area.
In Japanese they're called "Subaru".
Looks like some side street in the Bowery!
FOX NEWS.com: "'ECO-TERRORISTS' GO TO EXTREMES" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "As of February of this year, the FBI estimates that the ALF and ELF have committed more than 600 criminal acts in the U.S. since 1996, resulting in damages in excess of $43 million. The FBI said last year that eight of what the law enforcement group deemed "terrorist incidents" during 1999 were attributed to either ALF or ELF.) (ARTICLE NOTE: E.L.F. is the acronym for the Earth Liberation Front. A.L.F. is the acronym for the Animal Liberation Front.) (120302)
CNS NEWS.com: "VIRGINIA SUV ATTACKS NOT EARTH-FRIENDLY, DEALER SAYS" by Marc Morano (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A total of 25 SUVs recently were vandalized at Universal Ford in Richmond, Va., and police said evidence suggests the eco-terror group Earth Liberation Front (ELF)may be responsible. Local police and the FBI are currently investigating the crimes at Universal Ford and elsewhere in the area, which have occurred over the past few months.") (120202)
YAHOO! News (AP): "AMERICANS SHOULD BE CAREFUL, BUT U.S. EMBASSY SAYS RECENT INCIDENTS IN EGYPT NOT INDICATIVE OF ANTI-AMERICAN HOSTILITY" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "CAIRO, Egypt - Several incidents involving Americans in Egypt, including the firing of shots at a car that tried to cut in to the U.S. ambassador's motorcade, did not indicate "anti-American hostility," an embassy spokesman said Monday.") (December 2, 2002)
INSIGHT On The News online: "JIHADISTS CHANGE TERROR STEREOTYPE" by Scott Wheeler (ARTICLE SNIPPET: ""It's the Joseph coat of terrorism," one former terrorism investigator tells Insight, referring to the Old Testament account of Joseph's coat of many colors. "The next wave of terrorism could be carried out by people with fair skin, blond hair and blue eyes." More than 10 years ago, Iran and the al-Qaeda terrorist network began recruiting and training Bosnian Muslims for war against Orthodox Christian Serbs and Catholic Croats in order to expand the Muslim base in Eastern Europe. After an international peace agreement left a Muslim leader in a power-sharing role, mujahideen fighters no longer had a cause for martyrdom in the former Yugoslavia. But experts tell Insight that the sponsors of the Muslim campaigns in the Balkans have not decommissioned their jihadist forces in Bosnia, Albania and elsewhere in the region. Efforts by U.S. policymakers to save Muslim lives and autonomy in the Balkans by imposing peace plans that included Muslim power-sharing apparently were unappreciated, and dismantling the jihadists' training camps there was not a priority of the U.S. government.") (December 2, 2002)
THE COURIER MAIL.news.com.au: "TERRORIST-LINKED GROUP TRAINS IN VICTORIAN FOREST" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Courier-Mail's Insight team also has been told that senior UK-based Al-Qaeda operative Abu Qatada, accused of being a key influence in the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, attended the camp as a spiritual guest speaker.") (ARTICLE NOTE: Abu Qatada is also known as Omar Mohammed Othman.) (120302)
HAARETZ DAILY.com: "ALLEGED QAIDA STATEMENT CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR KENYA ATTACK" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A purported al Qaida statement posted on the Internet on Monday claimed that the Islamic group had carried out last Thursday's twin attacks on the Paradise hotel and Arkia airliner in Kenya. Internet analysts said that the statement includes phrases, terms and nicknames that have characterized other remarks made by the group. The statement surfaced on www.arabforum.net, and was signed by the "Political Office of Qaida al-Jihad."") (120302)
FOX NEWS.com: "MISSILE LAUNCHERS IN KENYA SUGGEST AL QAEDA LINK" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON - Two shoulder-fired missile launchers found outside the airport in Mombasa, Kenya, last week are from the same production batch as a launcher used to fire at a U.S. fighter jet in Saudi Arabia last May, Pentagon officials told Fox News on Monday.") (December 2, 2002)
SEATTLE TIMES.com: "MISSILES SHOT AT JET ARE READILY AVAILABLE" by Jonathan S. Landay, Knight Ridder Newspapers (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In May, the FBI warned U.S. law-enforcement agencies and airlines that intelligence reports indicated that Islamic extremists may have smuggled SA-7s and U.S.-made Stinger anti-aircraft missiles into the United States. The reports were based on monitors of Internet chat rooms that Islamic extremists use.") (113002)
stepping back in time...JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.com: "AL-QAEDA'S IRANIAN ESCAPE HATCH" -Column by Richard Z. Chesnoff (COLUMN SNIPPET: "Senior counterterrorist agents in Europe have told me that, despite emphatic denials by the Iranian government, fugitive troops loyal to Osama Bin Laden continue to slip freely across Afghanistan's 600-mile border with Iran. From there, say the sources, they are being smuggled by members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard to a variety of countries in the Middle East, South America and possibly elsewhere.") (March 13, 2002)
JERUSALEM POST.com (The Associated Press, London): "MUSLIM CLERIC SAYS AL-QAIDA PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR KENYA ATTACKS" (ARTICLE NOTE: The "Muslim Cleric" is identified as Abu Hamza Al-Masri. Muslim Cleric Abu Hamza Al-Masri leads prayers at London's Finsbury Park Mosque. (113002)
FREE CONGRESS.org - THE FREE CONGRESS FOUNDATION - Notable News: "ONE WHO DARES CALL IT 'TREASON'" -Commentary by Paul M. Weyrich (COMMENTARY SNIPPET: "So how does Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) justify holding a reception for the Mujahedin-e Kalq? The U.S. State Department, since 1994, has listed this group as one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world. The State Department says that this Marxist-Muslim group has killed many Americans and had blown up a number of U.S. facilities in Iran. This group participated in the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. This group had a falling out with the Ayatollah Khomeni, according to The Washington Times, so the group fled to Iraq and now is funded by Saddam Hussein. The group helped Hussein fight the Kurds in the North of Iraq when chemical weapons were used.") (112502)
Dubai GULF NEWS.com: "SMUGGLING THRIVES IN THE SHADOW OF SANCTIONS" by Bob Drogin - London (ARTICLE SNIPPETS: "Hidden inside the trucks was a bonanza of banned military materiel - including night vision devices, global positioning systems, communications gear and other highly specialised electronic equipment from South Korea"..."In all, the engineer said, he helped sneak at least 25 loads of contraband cargo into Iraq for hefty commissions. Among them: 2,500 tyres for armoured personnel carriers from Ukraine, two trucks of high-tech laboratory equipment from Germany and mainframe South Korean computers inside empty refrigerator boxes. Saddam, anything he wants, he can get," said the Iraqi, who recently moved to Britain.") (112502)
BBC NEWS: "IRAQ OPENS BORDER WITH SAUDI" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Saudi goods imported by Iraq under the UN's oil for food programme have had to be transported via Jordan. The reopening of the Ar'ra crossing will mean they can be trucked straight across the border.") (103102)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com (AP): "IRAQ TAKES DELIVERY OF POWDER USED IN CHEMICAL ARMS" (ARTICLES SNIPPETS: "Iraqi scientists know how to make chemical weapons that can penetrate military protective clothing, and Iraq imported up to 25 metric tons last month of a powder that is a crucial ingredient to such "dusty" weapons. Iraq told the United Nations the powder was destined for a pharmaceutical company."..."The powder, sold under the brand name Aerosil...") (111802)
TIMES ONLINE.co.uk: "SADDAM PAYS GADDAFI $3 BILLION TO GIVE HIS FAMILY SAFE HAVEN IN LIBYA" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Word of Saddam's deal with the Libyan leader has emerged from diplomatic sources in Tripoli following a visit to the Libyan capital on September 8 by General Ali Hasan al-Majid, a cousin and trusted member of Saddam's clan. General al-Majid is known by the Kurds of northern Iraq as "Chemical Ali" because he was in charge of the Iraqi forces which launched a chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988. He was also initially the "Governor" of Kuwait after Iraq's invasion of the Gulf state in August 1990, and is now one of the Baath Party regional command leaders. He is believed to have travelled to Tripoli to deliver a personal missive from Saddam to the Libyan leader, confirming the arrangements for his family.") (111602)
FOX NEWS.com: "IRAQ STOCKPILING GAS ANTIDOTE" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The fate of 31,600 chemical munitions, 550 mustard gas bombs and 4,000 tons of chemical precursors remain unknown, according to Congressional Research Services. In fact, the primary remaining chemical weapons questions center on the VX nerve agent, which atropine can be used to counter. By 1995, UNSCOM uncovered enough evidence to force Iraq to admit to producing about 4 tons of VX, but UNSCOM thought the country had imported enough material to actually produce 200 tons of VX, according to CRS.") (111202)
WorldNetDaily.com: "NO LONGER AN ACCIDENT" -Commentary by Jack Cashill (COMMENTARY SNIPPET: "A fourth point of interest is the behavior of President Bill Clinton. Although she served as an adviser to Clinton during his 1992 campaign, Mylroie finds his reaction to Iraqi-backed terrorism "inexplicable." In fact, throughout the book, Mylroie quietly condemns the seeming "policy disarray" that leads time and again to inaction. The administration, she notes, suffered from the inability to tell the truth about Iraq even to itself.") (111902)
My apology to all Hakkari. May they stay free and grow rich.
========= Hakkari, Turkey=========
In Hakkari, Tukrkey, near the Sumbul mountains.
The official, speaking to reporters traveling with U.S.
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, cataloged
Turkish constitutional reforms made over the last several
months. He counted off the cessation of military rule in
the southeastern provinces, more free speech, rights of
assembly, and conferring linguistic and educational rights
to its Kurdish population.
The official noted the U.S. and British governments are
promoting Turkish entry into the European Union, a 15-
nation bloc that wields significant economic and political
clout on the continent. Turkey, which has sought EU
admission for years to no avail, is struggling with a
sluggish economy and rampant inflation.
The European Union is composed of Austria, Finland,
Ireland, Sweden, and 11 NATO members -- Belgium, Denmark,
France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the
Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. Eight
current NATO allies, including Turkey, are not in the EU:
Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Poland
and the United States.
In recent years Turkey has demonstrated a desire to work on
human rights, to work on their relationship with Greece,
the U.S. official said. Such efforts helped Turkey to gain
entry into the European Customs Union a few years back, he
Turkey and Greece, he explained, have wrangled for years
over the status of Cyprus.
(Turkey responded to an alleged Greek-sponsored coup in the
mid-1970s by invading and occupying the island nation,
ostensibly to protect the ethnic Turkish Cypriot minority.)
"We believe that if we could
create more human rights
changes in Turkey, advance Turkish democracy, move on a
Cyprus settlement and continue the more positive relations
between Greece and Turkey, then there is a chance" the
Turks would be provided an opportunity to join the European
Union, the U.S. official said.
In meetings Dec. 12 in Copenhagen, Denmark, he noted, the
European Union will discuss expansion. The Turks, he
pointed out, could obtain a date from that meeting to begin
negotiations to join.
"There is a big opportunity brewing between now and the
twelfth of December" for Turkey, the official remarked.
However, he noted, Turkey's fortunes will likely depend
upon Cyprus' entry into the EU, a Turkish-Greek agreement
to settle the Cyprus political question, and that Turkey
gets a date to discuss joining the EU.
Earlier in the day, Wolfowitz emphasized to members of the
International Institute for Strategic Studies, a British
"think tank" in London, that Turkey's commitment to
democracy has helped to bridge differences between Muslim
and Western societies.
"Europe now has a strategic opportunity. By helping Turkey
realize its aspirations to join the EU, Europe would
contribute to the progress of a country that has the
potential to be a model for the Muslim world," he pointed
Turkish societal and economic success "can demonstrate to
the world's 1.2 billion Muslims that there is a far better
path than the path of destruction and despair offered by
the terrorists," Wolfowitz added, which would also
"demonstrate that the benefits of free and prosperous and
open societies are available equally to Muslims as to
I'm sure there's lot going on we're not going to know about for a while, if ever, but I'll bet I'm not the only one frustrated by this charade. "...real inspections OR decision action"...action will put a smile on my face. :-)
Thanx Dio! Your threads are awesome and I know you put a lot of time into them. I really appreciate your efforts.