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  • Four Historians Take On 'The Butler's' Racist Depiction of Reagan

    09/01/2013 12:01:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8-31-13 | Courtney Coran
    Four Ronald Reagan historians have slammed the portrayal of former President Reagan in the movie "The Butler," saying that the 40th president's "attitudes toward race" as shown in the movie are inaccurate. They begin the article, "What 'The Butler' gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race," published in The Washington Post, by recounting instances in Reagan's life when he decried racism and took a stand for the African-American community. While serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, for example, "Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater employment for black actors." That position was controversial at the...
  • How the Queen would have announced World War III

    08/01/2013 7:30:18 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 3 replies
    Maclean's ^ | August 1, 2013 | Emily Senger
    When Earl Silverman was found dead, hanging from the rafters of his garage after an apparent suicide, those who knew him best said he had died from indifference. For the last five years, Silverman had owned Canada’s only shelter for men, taking battered husbands and their children into his own house in Calgary so they could escape abusive wives. A soft-spoken man in his late 50s, Silverman was inspired to start his shelter after leaving his own wife, who he claimed abused him physically and emotionally during their 20-year marriage, but he was unable to find a shelter that would...
  • On Missiles and Missed Opportunities - the Verdict is In

    03/23/2013 8:28:53 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 23, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On March 23, 1983, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech that horrified the liberal establishment of the time: his call for a Strategic Defense Initiative. Ronald Reagan was not your typical politician. The only president born and raised in Illinois (yes, Lincoln, Grant, and Obama moved to Illinois as adults, but only Ronald Reagan grew up there), he came to politics with a heartland sensibility: do what makes sense, do what’s right; don’t worry about what the elites from the Ivy League or Foggy Bottom insist upon. Reagan came to party activism late in life, running for public office for...
  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Octopussy" (1983)

    11/18/2012 12:18:19 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1983 | John Glen
    The fact that there's currently a new James Bond movie showing in the theaters prompts the pick for this week's feature. Nostalgia for a time period when we had far superior leaders(Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher, of course) on both sides of the Atlantic helps prompt this pick as well. The current 007 film "Skyfall" is good but OP has a high sense of old-fashioned fun that's lately been absent from the series. Plus, it's got a Soviet villain who wants to nuke a U.S. military base in West Germany to trigger World War III(great plot device).
  • Obama ‘taking Iran’s side’ on damages from ’83 bombing that killed 241 Marines

    02/02/2012 11:25:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 45 replies
    WorldTribune ^ | 31 January 2012 | Admin
    President Barack Obama, in a bid to reconcile with the Teheran regime, has blocked legislation that would hold Iran accountable for the Hizbullah bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines in 1983.
  • The Abandoned Army: War Returns to Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

    07/03/2011 12:52:56 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 7/1/2011 | Andrew McGregor
    The people of South Kordofan have become caught up in the unresolved contradiction of the post-John Garang Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), which is now leading South Sudan into independence; what happens when a national federalist political movement becomes an ethnic separatist political movement? This is the problem in several areas of Sudan outside the new borders of South Sudan, areas in which the then federalist SPLM/A recruited fighters to combat the Khartoum regime in the interests of creating a federal “New Sudan.” With South Sudan declaring full independence on July 9, a force of roughly 40,000 Nuba SPLA fighters...
  • UN opens new camp in Ethiopia for Sudanese refugees

    10/08/2011 9:02:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Wire Update ^ | Saturday, October 8th, 2011 | BNO News
    A new camp has been opened in western Ethiopia as deadly fighting continues to displace tens of thousands of people in Sudan's Blue Nile, which lies on the border with the newly-independent nation of South Sudan, the United Nations said on Saturday. The new camp is located in the town of Tongo, from the border areas of Kurmuk, Bamza and Almahal. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Adrian Edwards said 533 refugees have already been moved to the new camp. The camp has a capacity for 3,000 people and has the possibility of being expanded if necessary. Over...
  • Operation Urgent Fury (October 25, 1983)

    10/25/2011 1:28:54 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 3 replies
    Operation Urgent Fury Grenada President Reagan orders U.S. Marines, Army Rangers, Navy Special Warfare teams, and other military forces to invade Grenada, citing a takeover of the tiny Caribbean Island by "a brutal group of leftist thugs." U.S. troops, along with a small force from six Caribbean nations, overcome surprisingly strong resistance from Cubans, who support the island's new regime. A day after the invasion, the troops begin evacuating 1,100 U.S. citizens on the island.
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. “This network...
  • Former Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski Dies at 82

    08/11/2010 11:19:21 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-11-10 | WSJ via AP
    Former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, the Chicago Democrat who became the leading architect of congressional tax policy in the Reagan era but later went to federal prison for corruption, died Wednesday, a family friend said. He was 82. Mr. Rostenkowski, who served 18 terms before losing in 1994, died surrounded by family at his home in Lake Benedict, Wis., friend Ellen Tully said. He had been treated for prostate cancer in the 1990s. As House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Mr. Rostenkowski was known as a consensus builder and a master of legislative tactics. He is credited with leading a 1983...
  • Court Throws Out Former CIA Officer's Conviction After 20 Years in Prison

    10/29/2003 7:30:08 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 176+ views
    TBO ^ | 10/29/03 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge threw out the conviction of a former CIA operative who has spent 20 years in prison for selling arms to Libya, saying the government knowingly used false evidence against him. Edwin P. Wilson, 75, was convicted in 1983 of shipping 20 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to Libya - something he said he did to ingratiate himself with the Libyan government at the CIA's request. In a scathing opinion released Tuesday, U.S. Judge Lynn N. Hughes said the federal government failed to correct information about Wilson's service to the CIA that it admitted internally...
  • Judge tosses ex-CIA agent's Houston conviction

    10/29/2003 10:15:46 PM PST · by greydog · 6 replies · 398+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2003, 12:34PM | By KIM COBB
    A federal judge in Houston has thrown out the 20-year-old arms smuggling conviction of a former CIA agent, outlining in scathing terms how federal officials knowingly used a false affidavit at his trial and concealed the act through years of appeals. Edwin Wilson was convicted in Houston in 1983 of smuggling arms to Libya at a time when the threat of Libyan terrorism was major news. Congress was mounting investigations into controversial CIA activities around the globe, and CIA administrators were actively trying to deflect criticism. Wilson, now 75, has been in prison ever since, serving a 52-year sentence. His...
  • Leak City (Oliver North)

    07/29/2010 9:10:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 30, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In most administrations, "leaks" of classified information precipitate presidential ire. Nearly all such unauthorized disclosures are the consequence of disgruntled government employees deciding that a "leak" is the best way to stop some activity they have decided should not continue. To justify their unlawful actions, they call themselves "secret whistle-blowers." The so-called "mainstream media" love them. Most American presidents do not. That's what makes the current commander in chief's reactions to a whole series of "leaks" so unusual. President Barack Obama doesn't seem to be concerned at all. President Ronald Reagan was infuriated by the publication and broadcast...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • Suit: Pa. school spied on students via laptops

    02/18/2010 1:41:55 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 43 replies · 1,887+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/18/10 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    A suburban Philadelphia school district used school-issued laptop webcams to spy on students at home, potentially catching them and their families in compromising situations, a family claims in a federal lawsuit. Lower Merion School District officials can activate the webcams without students' knowledge or permission, the suit said. Plaintiffs Michael and Holly Robbins suspect the cameras captured students and family members as they undressed and in other embarrassing situations, according to the suit. * * * The Robbinses said they learned of the alleged webcam images when Lindy Matsko, an assistant principal at Harriton High School, told their son that...
  • 1983 Chicago Declaration by 100 Church Leaders Resubmitted

    12/06/2009 9:50:47 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 1 replies · 316+ views
    Message of Dr. Greg Dixon to John Leland | December 5, 2009 | Various Church Leaders
    1983 Chicago Declaration by 100 Church Leaders Resubmitted Because of a computer glitch the Chicago Declaration of 1983 that was revived and submitted on December 5 (2009) did not hold its numbering and paragraphs which made it difficult to read. Due to the good graces of the Editors of Freedom’s Phoenix we are resubmitting it for the benefit of those readers who are interested in circulating the article. Again we give thanks to a loving God of the Holy Bible and our wise Founding Fathers who gave us the inalienable right of Freedom of the press along with the others...
  • Spooks--Obama & Obama Mama linked to CIA

    08/24/2009 1:51:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 2,749+ views
    Spokane Examiner ^ | 8/24/09 | Greg Dail
    The eye-opener here concerns Obama's first job out of college. In his autobiography, "Dreams from My Fathers", Barack Obama writes of taking a job after graduating from Columbia University in 1983. He describes his employer as A consulting house to multinational corporations" in New York City, and his functions as a "research assistant" and "financial writer" In fact he was recruited by Business International Corporation that was continuously being accused of as a CIA front company. Wikipedia, an independent source, supports this, The company has been identified as cover organization for the Central Intelligence Agency, e.g. see Lobster Magazine, and...
  • Obama: Student Radical

    07/06/2009 12:24:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies · 5,695+ views
    NRO ^ | July 6, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    During the campaign, I wrote a piece called "Why Won't Obama Talk About Columbia? — The years he won't discuss may explain the Ayers tie he keeps lying about." So now, nearly six months into the Obama presidency, the mainstream media has finally done a bit of the candidate background reporting it declined to do during the campaign — other than in Wasilla — and whaddya know?  The New York Times unearthed a 1983 article called, "Breaking the War Mentality," that Columbia student Barack Obama wrote for a campus newspaper. The article shows that Obama dreaded American "militarism" and its "military-industrial interests," while effusing enthusiasm...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama

    11/01/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 38 replies · 3,127+ views
    New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
    Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, once worked for a man who was an identified member of the Communist Party USA, a registered agent of the Soviet Union and a paid disseminator of Soviet black propaganda. This man went on to become a key Chicago political fixer who helped elect communist linked politicians including the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. This man knew Barack Obama and was a key member of an organisation which endorsed Barack Obama in his 2004 US Senate race. Barack and Michelle Obama were active members of this...
  • NEW REPORT on OBAMA's MYSTERY YEARS at COLUMBIA:

    10/30/2008 11:26:16 AM PDT · by NYC_BULLMOOSE · 186 replies · 6,842+ views
    10/30/2008 | vamity/self
    "Recently" I traveled up to the Campus of Columbia University to do some research on BHO's "missing years" as a student at Columbia College. This is my report (fwiw). I looked through every page of every issue of The Columbia Spectator published during bho's time on campus (Aug1981-Jun1983). No smoking guns. Nothing of any great immediate value BUT some interesting leads for further pursuit and some strange stuff to report... First, what I didn't find is almost as interesting as what I did find... * BHO is never mentioned in the paper during the period * No photographs of BHO...
  • Bush Marks 25th Anniversary of Terror Attack on U.S. Embassy in Beirut

    04/18/2008 5:23:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 210+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2008 – Twenty-five years after terrorists detonated a massive car bomb, killing 52 people at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, President Bush urged unity in condemning terrorism he said continues to threaten the United States. President and Nancy Reagan file by the flag-draped caskets of victims of the April 18, 1983, bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon in an April 23, 1983 file photo. Photo courtesy Ronald Reagan Presidential Library   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Islamic Jihad Organization, today known as the terrorist group Hizballah, launched the April 18, 1983, attack...
  • Beirut Embassy Bombing - 18th April 1983 [25 years ago today]

    04/18/2008 7:07:45 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Facts: Occurred at about 1300 (1:00 pm Lebanon Time) on April 18th, 1983 Carried out by a terrorist driving a van, reportedly stolen from the Embassy in June 1982. The van carried a 2,000-pound load of explosives, tearing through the front portion of the seven (7) story building. Most of the victims were at lunch and were killed by the collapsing building. Killed 63 occupants of the building, 17 of whom were Americans. One Marine was killed - Corporal Robert V. McMaugh, an embassy guard.
  • US says it knows who bombed Beirut embassy 25 years ago

    04/18/2008 6:30:39 AM PDT · by beckaz · 13 replies · 412+ views
    Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) ^ | April 18, 2008 | Joe Macaron
    (KUNA) -- Ambassador Robert Dillon, who served during the explosion of the US embassy in Beirut in 1983, recalled on Friday how this incident shaped US foreign policy in this embattled country 25 years ago, and indicated that Washington possessed information about the culprits. In an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Dillon said the misinterpretation of US foreign policy towards the Israeli invasion of Beirut in 1982 and the "Iranian grievances" against the United States are the two main motivations behind this attack. [SNIP] He said that investigations revealed that a Shiite family and an emerging radical group from...
  • Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals(Ronald Reagan)

    01/31/2008 6:42:00 PM PST · by Tigen · 3 replies · 62+ views
    RonaldReagan.com ^ | March 8, 1983 | Ronald Reagan
    Orlando, Florida March 8, 1983 This is the "evil empire" speech that was so often quoted as defining my attitude toward the Soviets. At the time it was portrayed as some kind of know-nothing, archconservative statement that could only drive the Soviets to further heights of paranoia and insecurity. For too long our leaders were unable to describe the Soviet Union as it actually was. The keepers of our foreign-policy knowledge - in other words, most liberal foreign-affairs scholars, the State Department, and various columnists - found it illiberal and provocative to be so honest. I've always believed, however, that...
  • STATE DEPARTMENT'S FAVORITE MULLAHS (Anti-America best friends - State Dept.)

    06/02/2003 5:27:39 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 7 replies · 200+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/2/03 | Joel Mowbray
    Although the White House is poised to back away from misguided attempts to "engage" the Iranian mullahs, don't expect the State Department to play along. Just as State has undermined the president multiple times already on matters relating to every spoke of the "axis of evil," State most likely will continue talking to the mullahs. A recent Washington Post article gave an indication that Foggy Bottom officials may grudgingly embrace a new tough-on-Iran policy—if officially handed down by the White House—noting that State "appears inclined to accept such a policy." But history suggests otherwise. The State Department's top policy official,...
  • Remembering the first attack on US Forces by Islamic Fascism

    10/24/2007 9:36:06 PM PDT · by Posting · 118+ views
    whatsit2you. ^ | Oct. 24, 2007
    Remembering the first attack on US Forces by Islamic Fascism Jennifer at Now for Something Different recalls the 1983 attack on the US Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon, which stands today as the deadliest post-WWII attack on Americans overseas, and marks perhaps the first strike in the Global War on Terror.Readers know I have much profound and deep respect for President Ronald Reagan, but as a human he was certainly not above making mistakes. That he ordered our forces withdrawn instead of counter-attacking is perhaps the single, biggest mistake of his presidency. But for then Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger setting...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/index.php? id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • Times change too fast to keep up (will the Foley story be "overtaken by events?)

    10/07/2006 2:00:45 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 11 replies · 951+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 10/7/2006 | Brian Mosely
    Hopefully, I can finish writing this column today before it is OTBE. That's slang for the phrase "Over Taken By Events" On Wednesday, I had cranked out a piece for Sunday on two topics: Reaction to the Amish school murders and the nasty Mark Foley flap that has gripped the halls of power. The first part expressed outrage because members of the Westboro Baptist Church had announced they planned to protest at the funerals of the Amish girls killed Monday in Lancaster County, PA. In case you don't remember them, they're the bunch out of Kansas that pickets the funerals...
  • Sen. Clinton cancels visit to Puerto Rico

    09/29/2005 3:05:02 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 35 replies · 1,123+ views
    Seattle P-I ^ | September 29, 2005 | STEVENSON JACOBS, AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rican police tightened security at federal buildings and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton canceled a visit to the island amid fears the killing of a Puerto Rican nationalist in an FBI shootout could lead to a resurgence of pro-independence violence. Police chief Pedro Toledo acknowledged the potential for unrest, saying the death of Filiberto Ojeda Rios had generated "rancor and rage." Ojeda Rios, 72, was shot to death Friday by FBI agents who came to arrest him at his farmhouse in southwestern Puerto Rico for the 1983 armed robbery of a Wells Fargo depot in...
  • Puerto Rican nationalist killed in FBI gunfight.

    09/25/2005 4:01:46 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 22 replies · 1,687+ views
    CNN/Reuters ^ | Sunday, September 25, 2005;
    MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) --The fugitive founder of a violent Puerto Rican independence group was killed in a gunfight with federal agents at a mountain farmhouse in western Puerto Rico, the FBI said Sunday. Filiberto Ojeda Rios, 72, opened fire on agents who were trying to arrest him at a house in the Hormigueros area of Puerto Rico on Friday, the FBI said. Ojeda Rios was killed, and an FBI agent was shot in the stomach and severely wounded, the agency said. Ojeda Rios was the founder and leader of Puerto Rico's radical Boricua Popular Army, which sought independence for the...
  • Aide: Reagan Warned Before Beirut Blast

    01/30/2006 8:55:19 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 39 replies · 1,745+ views
    AP ^ | January 30 2006 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON - A former defense secretary for Ronald Reagan says he implored the president to put Marines serving in Beirut in a safer position before terrorists attacked them in 1983, killing 241 servicemen. "I was not persuasive enough to persuade the president that the Marines were there on an impossible mission," Caspar Weinberger says in an oral history project capturing the views of former Reagan administration officials. He said one of his greatest regrets was in failing to overcome the arguments that "'Marines don't cut and run,' and 'We can't leave because we're there'" before the devastating suicide attack on...
  • 'Chemical Ali' Found Dead in Basra

    04/07/2003 12:17:00 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 111 replies · 674+ views
    Monday, April 7, 2003
    <p>BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed ``Chemical Ali'' by opponents of the Iraqi regime for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds, has been found dead, a British officer said Monday.</p> <p>Maj. Andrew Jackson of the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment told The Associated Press that his superiors had confirmed the death of the man who is also President Saddam Hussein's first cousin.</p> <p>Jackson said the body was found along with that of his bodyguard and the head of Iraqi intelligence services in Basra.</p>
  • Learn the Lesson of Beirut [Melanie Morgan on 1983 Bombings and Lessons of Terrorism]

    10/28/2005 3:49:54 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 25 replies · 656+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/28/2005 | Melanie Morgan
    Learn the lesson of Beirut!© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Suffering from a 101-degree fever, I was too sick and too tired to notice that as our plane entered Beirut airspace we had come under small-weapons fire from the ground. I was a young reporter sent by ABC's San Francisco news radio station to cover the horrific bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks by Islamic terrorists – 241 U.S. Service members, most of them Marines, had fallen victim to the hardened disciples of the so-called "Religion of Peace." On Oct. 23, 1983, a delivery truck had driven through the barricades surrounding the Marine...
  • Iran’s New Defence Minister Tied to Bombing that Killed 241 U.S. Marines

    08/15/2005 9:38:33 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 13 replies · 659+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | August 14, 2005
    The nomination of a veteran commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as the new defence minister has been greeted with calls for an investigation into his possible ties to the suicide bombing of the U.S. Marines compound in Beirut airport in October 1983, which killed 241 Americans. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guards, was in command of the IRGC expeditionary force in Lebanon when on October 23, 1983, at 6:22 a.m., a suicide bomber drove a large water delivery truck to the Beirut International Airport where the Marine Barracks was located. The bomber and his accomplices...
  • US Embassy in Beirut commemorates 1980s bomb attacks

    04/18/2003 9:14:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 315+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | April 18 2003
    The US Embassy paused Thursday to commemorate the death of 51 Americans and Lebanese during suicide bomb attacks against the diplomatic mission in 1983 and 1984. “Today we come to pay our respects to the American and Lebanese employees of the Beirut Embassy who died in the bombings of 1983 and 1984,” said US Ambassador Vincent Battle during a brief ceremony at the embassy in Awkar. “We come to say thank you for the tremendous sacrifice they paid for serving the US Embassy.”
  • Iran's new defense minister tied to U.S. Marine bombing [241 Americans Were Killed]

    08/15/2005 5:05:11 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 15 replies · 630+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 14, 2005 | Unknown
    His Revolutionary Guards provided TNT for suicide action killing 241 Americans The new minister of defense of Iran has direct ties to the suicide bombing in Beirut that killed 241 Marines in 1983. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, a veteran commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, was named today to the top military post by the new government. On Oct. 23, 1983, he was a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guards in charge of the expeditionary force in Lebanon. At 6:22 a.m. that morning, a suicide bomber drove a large water delivery truck to the Beirut International Airport where the U.S. Marine...
  • Iran’s defence chief tied to Beirut bombing of U.S. Marines

    08/14/2005 8:24:05 PM PDT · by canadianally · 16 replies · 567+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 8/14/05 | na
    London, Aug. 14 - The nomination of a veteran commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as the new defence minister has been greeted with calls for an investigation into his possible ties to the suicide bombing of the U.S. Marines compound in Beirut airport in October 1983, which killed 241 Americans.
  • Tehran's Terror Master

    05/26/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Clark · 37 replies · 2,275+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 5/26/2005 | Patrick Devenny
    Early on the morning of March 16th, 1984, William Buckley left for work at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Officially, Mr. Buckley, a decorated veteran of the Special Forces, served as the political officer at the embassy. In reality, however, Mr. Buckley was the embassy’s CIA station chief. On his way to the compound, Buckley’s car was stopped by a group of masked men, who forced him from his car at gunpoint. His assailants would later be identified as terrorists from the group Islamic Jihad, which served as an alias for the real perpetrators, Hezbollah. The circumstances surrounding the...
  • 1983 President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"

    03/08/2005 8:25:47 AM PST · by Valin · 10 replies · 406+ views
    President Reagan's Speech before the National Association of Evangelicals -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- President Reagan addressed the annual convention in Orlando, Florida on March 8, 1983. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reverend Clergy all, Senator Hawkins, distinguished members of the Florida congressional delegation, and all of you: I can't tell you how you have warmed my heart with your welcome. I'm delighted to be here today. Those of you in the National Association of Evangelicals are known for you spiritual and humanitarian work. And I would be especially remiss if I didn't discharge right now one personal debt of gratitude. Thank you for your prayers. Nancy and...
  • Syrian-Lebanese relations (With Photos)

    03/06/2005 8:48:35 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 33 replies · 6,068+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 Mar 2005
    BEIRUT, March 5th (Reuters) - Syria has been under intense pressure to relinquish its political and military grip on Lebanon and on President Bashar al-Assad announced a gradual Syrian troop pull back from Lebanon. Here is a factbox on Lebanese-Syrian relations. DRAWING BORDERS Britain and France carved out modern-day Syria and Lebanon from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire after World War One, in a division never fully recognised by some Arab nationalists in both countries. The French aimed to create a state led by Christians previously under Muslim rule but expanded its borders in 1920 to include many...
  • Ahmad Shah Massood (1953- September 9, 2001)

    09/09/2004 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 1,736+ views
    Afgha.com ^ | September 9, 2004 | Sunil Sainis/Laxman Bahroo
    War brutalizes man, every afghan bears living testimony to this. If the landscape of Afghanistan bears the craters of the endless war, the political and military leadership in Afghanistan also carries war's indelible scars. It is important never to lose sight of this. Ahmed Shah Mas'ud was born to an army family in 1953 in the Panjshir Valley north of the Afghan capital Kabul. His father was a colonel in the Afghan Army and enrolled his son at Kabul's Lycee Istiqlal High School. Upon graduation Mas'ud joined Kabul's Polytechnic Institute. In 1973 King Zahir Shah was deposed and exiled by...
  • Beirut, Baghdad: We need to react far better in 2003 than we did in 1983.

    08/25/2003 11:57:13 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 209+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | By Fouad Ajami
    Beirut, BaghdadBy Fouad AjamiWall Street Journal | August 25, 2003 If the past is any guide, we may never know the name of the suicide bomber who drove the flatbed truck into the U.N. compound in Baghdad last week, for we still don't know the name of the boy who drove the Mercedes truck loaded with TNT into the Marine barracks in Beirut on the morning of Oct. 23, 1983. What we know of that seminal event two decades ago is the aftermath: the death of 241 U.S. servicemen, the proud initial assertion that Lebanon would not be left to...
  • Remembering Joe Delaney: "I think about . . . how life would be if he were still around."

    07/04/2003 7:40:26 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 1,096+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times | 07-04-03 | Vernellis, Brian
    Remembering Joe: 'I think about him every day, and how life would be if he were still around' Former football great a hero to many Brian Vernellis / The Times Posted on July 4, 2003 HAUGHTON, LA - Tall weeds obscure the dirt road that juts from Louisiana Highway 157. Only a silver sign indicates what lies at the end of the path. The lettering on one side is faint from years of sun and rain; the other side reads, "Hawkins Memorial Cemetery." A horseshoe of tall firs and elms protect the cemetery from the roar of semi-trucks bustling up...
  • ERA Amendment Passes Illinois House, Dems skip another deadline FREEP ILLINOIS SENATE

    05/21/2003 8:59:25 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 35 replies · 749+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | May 21, 2003 | the eagle has landed
    SPRINGFIELD REPORT: 14th time's the charm -- ERA passes Illinois House Wednesday, May 21, 2003 By The Leader-Springfield Bureau State Rep. Lou Lang successfully passed the ERA in the Illinois House -- but no one really knows what that will mean for women's rights, if anything. SPRINGFIELD -- In a strategic move made leaving the opponents' guard down, State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie) called the Equal Rights Amendment for a vote today in the Illinois House and for the first time since 1982, one of Illinois' chambers passed the constitutional amendment halfway to ratification. Vote is available on line "HRJCA...
  • FEDS TAKE PROPERTY FOR A TRAIL; TAKE TAXPAYERS FOR A RIDE [Burlington, Vermont]

    06/03/2002 4:50:26 PM PDT · by brityank · 35 replies · 438+ views
    Mountain States Legal Foundation ^ | 3 June, 2002 | William Perry Pendley
    FEDS TAKE PROPERTY FOR A TRAIL; TAKE TAXPAYERS FOR A RIDE William Perry Pendley President and Chief Legal Officer   On May 22, 2002, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ordered the United States to pay J. Paul and Patricia Preseault of Burlington, Vermont, for the unconstitutional taking of their property, that is, without paying for it. The United States was ordered to pay: $234,000, plus interest from the February 5, 1986, date of the taking, for a total of $551,931.30; and $894,855.60 in attorneys' fees. The United States will be writing a check for $1,446,786.90! The United States...