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  • Ron Paul: US "military is mowing civilians down in the streets"

    11/09/2007 11:31:33 AM PST · by LSUfan · 75 replies · 1,140+ views
    The Ron Paul Survival Report ^ | October 15, 1993 | Ron Paul
    Ron Paul Survival Report October 15 1993 Volume IX Number 10 Page 7 Somalian Quagmire Just when you thought that our troops might come home from Somalia, Clinton sends in 400 commandos to murder the "warlord" Aidid, one of the tribal leaders in Somalia's civil war. Since it's illegal for us to murder foreign leaders, the actual purpose of these commandos has been denied. Since the arrival of these troops, the hostility toward the Americans has grown. More bloodshed is surely on the way. One day we had a kinder, gentler military feeding starving blacks. The next day, the military...
  • 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....
  • Al-Qaida Military Chief Killed, Taliban Confirms

    11/19/2001 7:48:30 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 449+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-19-2001
    Al-qaida military chief killed, taliban confirms The military chief of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network was killed along with seven colleagues in a US bombing raid three days ago, a Taliban official has confirmed. Mullah Najibullah, a Taliban official in the south-east Afghan border town of Spinboldak, confirmed Atef's death but would not identify the location of the airstrike or the other al-Qaida members who died with him. It was the first time a senior Taliban official has confirmed Friday's claim by US officials that Atef was killed in an airstrike outside Kabul. Atef's death is seen as a ...
  • Hard-liners won battle for Bridgeview mosque

    02/08/2004 5:24:46 AM PST · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 607+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2004 | Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Kim Barker, Laurie Cohen, Stephen Franklin and Sam Roe
    Sheik Jamal Said stood before the packed mosque and worked the crowd like an auctioneer. Speaking Arabic, the prayer leader asked for a donation of $10,000. No one responded. He asked for $5,000, and three men raised their hands. < SNIP> The recipient of the worshipers' generosity was Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist accused by the U.S. government of aiding terrorists. And the prayer leader's passionate appeal is a reflection of the ascendancy of Muslim hard-liners at the mosque, one of the most outspoken and embattled in the U.S. The mosque did not become this way without a struggle. Relying...
  • Feds may up stakes in Hamas inquiry

    07/27/2004 5:49:14 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 565+ views
    Daily Southtown ^ | July 27, 2004 | Chris Hack
    In fundraising probe, Palestinian activist may face more charges: Federal prosecutors indicated Monday new charges might soon be filed related to a long-running Chicago grand jury probe of fundraising for the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The disclosure came during a court hearing for Abdelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar, a Palestinian activist from Virginia facing federal charges for refusing to testify before the grand jury despite a grant of immunity. The grand jury wanted to question Ashqar about his relationship with Hamas and its members. Ashqar was initially indicted last year on one count of criminal contempt, and a new indictment handed...
  • Compelling Wire Taps and Documents Introduced at Chicago Hamas Trial

    11/15/2006 5:11:21 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 10 replies · 883+ views
    Counterterrorism ^ | 11/15/06 | Steven Emerson
    Testimony in the trial of Chicago resident Muhammad Salah and Abdelhaleem al-Ashqar of Northern Virginia, continued yesterday. FBI Agents gave testimony focusing on items found in Ashqar's home during a search of his Oxford Mississippi residence on December 26, 1993, in addition to wiretaps of his phone and fax lines. Special Agent Bradley Benabidez testified that the FBI acquired over 2400 hours of audio during the year that they maintained a wiretap. Benabidez further described the December 1993 search of Ashqar’s home where a team of agents from the FBI photographed over 1600 documents. A few of those documents which...
  • Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says

    10/21/2006 10:52:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,706+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2006 | http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/p/julia_preston/index.html?inline=nyt-per
    October 21, 2006 Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says By JULIA PRESTON He was known as Juror 8, for the jury box chair where he listened silently for more than six months as the convoluted evidence unfolded in the trial of Lynne F. Stewart, the radical defense lawyer accused of aiding Islamic terrorism. The jurors argued behind closed doors in Federal District Court in Manhattan for another month before they finally agreed to convict Ms. Stewart on all five charges she faced for smuggling messages out of prison from her terrorist client, Sheik Omar...
  • FLASHBACK: 1993 National Voter Registration Act - Motor Voter cured EVERYTHING!

    09/22/2006 9:13:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 779+ views
    May 20, 2000 marks the 7th anniversary of President Clinton's signing the National Voter Registration Act, popularly known as Motor Voter. The right to vote means nothing if people are not registered. Motor Voter works by reducing necessary and burdensome bureaucratic obstacles to voter registration. The law requires states to provide uniform registration services through drivers' license agencies, through public assistance and disability agencies and through mail-in registration. In 1995, the first full year of implementation, more than 11 million citizens registered to vote or updated their voting addresses under the law. This figure represents the largest single increase...
  • World Trade Center, 1993 Terrorist Attack (don't say it too loudly - Yousef had IRAQI passport)

    09/08/2006 10:14:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 4,866+ views
    espionageinfo.com ^ | 9-2006 | Judson Knight
    JUDSON KNIGHT The World Trade Center (WTC) bombing of 1993 has long since been overshadowed by the attack that brought the twin towers down on September 11, 2001. Yet, at the time it occurred, the attack loomed as large on the American landscape as the towers themselves once did on the Manhattan skyline. The attack killed six people and injured more than a thousand, the first casualties from foreign terrorists on U.S. soil. American authorities identified at least eight perpetrators, but questions remain as to the ultimate cause of the attack. The attack and its aftermath. At 12:18 p.m. on...
  • Bring This Man to Justice! (Wanted for 1993 World Trade Center Bombing)

    09/08/2006 6:14:53 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 826+ views
    DAMAGE BY MEANS OF FIRE OR AN EXPLOSIVE; DAMAGE BY MEANS OF FIRE OR AN EXPLOSIVE TO UNITED STATES PROPERTY; TRANSPORT IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE AN EXPLOSIVE; DESTRUCTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR MOTOR VEHICLE FACILITIES; CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT OFFENSE OR DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES; AIDING AND ABETTING; PENALTY OF DEATH OR LIFE IMPRISONMENT WHEN DEATH RESULTS; ASSAULT OF A FEDERAL OFFICER IN THE LINE OF DUTY; COMMISSION OF A CRIME OF VIOLENCE THROUGH THE USE OF A DEADLY WEAPON OR DEVICE ABDUL RAHMAN YASIN (second photograph taken in 2002)Abdul Rahman Yasin is wanted for his alleged participation in the terrorist bombing...
  • U.S. court blows terrorists' cover, chokes off their funds

    12/15/2004 11:20:40 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 495+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 15 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Counterterrorism efforts got a major boost last week when a U.S. district court found three Muslim organizations and one individual, mostly based in the Chicago area, guilty of funding Hamas and fined them an astonishing $156 million. The four were found liable for their roles in the murder of an American teenager, David Boim, on May 13, 1996, when he was shot by Hamas operatives as he waited for a bus near Jerusalem. This case is important in itself, providing some measure of justice and relief for the Boim family. Beyond that, it helps fight terrorism in four ways. First,...
  • The Chemical Threat to Subways: Dispelling the Clouds

    06/22/2006 8:29:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies · 955+ views
    Stratfor Terrorism Intelligence Report ^ | 06/21/06 19:21:35 | By Fred Burton
    Recent reports outlining what Time magazine has called the "untold story" of a cancelled al Qaeda plot against the New York subway system have excited considerable media hype and public consternation. The account is part of Ron Suskind's new book, The One Percent Doctrine, that was excerpted in the June 26 edition of Time. According to Suskind, al Qaeda developed a "revolutionary new WMD device" that would generate cyanide gas, and these weapons -- which he refers to as "mubtakkar" devices -- were to have been planted on subways by operatives who were in place and preparing to act in...
  • Islamofascism, the broader, deeper & wider reality - How radical Islam makes you into a fascist!

    06/17/2006 10:56:58 PM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 1 replies · 1,471+ views
    How [radical] Islam makes one into a fascist, whether you are Arab, black, etc. The broader view of the deep & wide reality of Islamofascism What do the Arab Muslim massacre in NYC WTC, The Pakistani Muslim bombing in London, the Arab Muslim bombing in Madrid, an Indonesian attack on Australians in Bali, an Arab Muslim racist attack on an ordinary Jew in Paris, Arabs' onslaught in the genocide campaign in Sudan, WW2's Bosnian Muslims attacking Christian Serbs, Jordanian Arab murderer: Zarqawi that seperated (Nazi style) between Shiite & Sunni kids on a bus, Arab slave masters in Mauritania, a...
  • US Congress seeks military action on Hezbollah, Hamas

    11/22/2002 6:47:35 AM PST · by veronica · 37 replies · 233+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | 11-19-02 | Maxim Kniazkov
    The United States should conduct military strikes against Hezbollah and Hamas facilities in the Middle East before engaging in any military action against Iraq, the leaders of an influential US Senate committee demanded Sunday. Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham and his Republican counterpart, Richard Shelby, made their recommendation amid increasing concern among member of the US intelligence community that if faced with certain downfall, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein could hand over weapons of mass destruction to regional terrorist groups. "Against those international terrorists such as Hezbollah and Hamas, we need to be launching attacks on their headquarters and...
  • Taliban hunting an American? Opposition leader executed reportedly accompanied by U.S. agent

    10/26/2001 10:41:21 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 326+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, October 27, 2001 | Toby Westerman
    OPERATION: ENDURING FREEDOM Taliban hunting an American? Opposition leader executed reportedly accompanied by U.S. agent By Toby Westerman &copy;&nbsp;2001&nbsp;WorldNetDaily.com At the same time some 1,500 opponents of the Taliban – warriors and holy men – gathered in Peshawar, Pakistan, to lay plans for the next Afghan government, Taliban fighters located and killed one of their most influential opponents – and may be hunting for an American reported to have accompanied him. Abdul Haq, a well-known hero of the anti-Soviet guerrilla war and long-standing opponent of the Taliban, was found south of the Afghan capital, Kabul, captured and then killed, ...
  • Shredding Common Sense (You're NOT gonna believe this!)

    12/14/2005 7:14:35 AM PST · by Valin · 65 replies · 2,364+ views
    American Enterprise Online ^ | 12/13/05 | Ralph Reiland
    The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was the most destructive terrorist attack on U.S. soil up until that time. Planted in a rental van, a 1,500-pound, urea-nitrate bomb exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center complex, creating a crater 200 feet across and seven stories deep. The blast killed six people, injured nearly 1,000, and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage and business interruptions. It could have been worse. “If the van had been parked a few feet closer to one of the pillars,” writes James Bovard, a policy analyst for The Future of...
  • MURTHA URGED SOMALIA PULLOUT IN 1993

    11/21/2005 7:31:25 AM PST · by freedom4me · 76 replies · 2,478+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11-21-05 | Newsmax Staff
    After terrorists attacked U.S. troops in Mogadishu, Somalia 12 years ago, anti-Iraq war Democrat, Rep. John Murtha urged then-President Clinton to begin a complete pullout of U.S. troops from the region. Clinton took the advice and ordered the withdrawal - a decision that Osama bin Laden would later credit with emboldening his terrorist fighters and encouraging him to mount further attacks against the U.S. "Our welcome has been worn out," Rep Murtha told NBC's "Today" show in Sept. 1993, after the Mogadishu battle cost the lives of 18 U.S. Rangers.
  • New York Port Authority guilty = 1993 World Trade Center Blast

    10/27/2005 6:43:03 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 9 replies · 1,332+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/27/05 | Newsday
    ......NEVER FORGET.....
  • Jury Finds Port Authority Negligent In 1993 WTC Bombing

    10/27/2005 12:49:55 AM PDT · by Westlander · 8 replies · 423+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK -- A jury has found the New York Port Authority negligent in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. The verdict says the Port Authority, which owned the World Trade Center, failed to properly guard the parking garage where terrorists set off a half-ton of explosives in a rental van. The verdict is a victory for victims of the attack that killed six people and wounded 1,000. Other trials will now be held to determine money damages. The explosion filled the building with smoke, wrecked the towers' power and emergency systems, and spread fear across New York....
  • Iraq Made 11th-Hour Appeal to Avert War, Intermediaries Say

    11/05/2003 6:21:32 PM PST · by Brian S · 102 replies · 593+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11-05-03
    By JAMES RISEN WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — As American soldiers massed on the Iraqi border in March and diplomats argued about war, an influential adviser to the Pentagon received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman: Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal. Iraqi officials, including the chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, had told the businessman that they wanted Washington to know that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow American troops and experts to conduct an independent search. They also offered to hand over a man accused of being involved in the...
  • Somalis Still Bitter Over Black Hawk Down

    09/26/2005 1:42:06 PM PDT · by cwiz24 · 79 replies · 2,875+ views
    Yahoo "blogs" ^ | 9/25/2005 | Kevin Sites (Mr. Anti-America)
    Cactus and Bitterness Grow Where American Chopper Was Downed Posted by Kevin Sites on Sun Sep 25, 7:22 PM ET She lived here once, in a house behind this pitted dirt alleyway. But now, Maria Osman cannot bear to raise her head as she walks past. This is, after all, the place where her already difficult life slipped the last few notches into misery, the place where pain can last a dozen years without pause. The place, she says, where an American Black Hawk helicopter fell from the sky and crushed her three-year-old daughter. "There was not enough of her...
  • Stephen Hayes:See No Evil, Hear No Evil(What the 9/11 Commission narrative left out: Iraqis)

    08/28/2005 1:49:07 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 68 replies · 4,487+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes
    AHMED HIKMAT SHAKIR IS A shadowy figure who provided logistical assistance to one, maybe two, of the 9/11 hijackers. Years before, he had received a phone call from the Jersey City, New Jersey, safehouse of the plotters who would soon, in February 1993, park a truck bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center. The safehouse was the apartment of Musab Yasin, brother of Abdul Rahman Yasin, who scorched his own leg while mixing the chemicals for the 1993 bomb.When Shakir was arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks, his "pocket litter," in the parlance of the investigators, included contact...
  • The Mother of All Connections (New evidence of collaboration between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda)

    07/09/2005 10:39:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 151 replies · 15,521+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 18, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn
    "In August 1998, the detainee traveled to Pakistan with a member of Iraqi Intelligence for the purpose of blowing up the Pakistan, United States and British embassies with chemical mortars."  U.S. government "Summary of Evidence" for an Iraqi member of al Qaeda detained at Guantanamo Bay, CubaFOR MANY, the debate over the former Iraqi regime's ties to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network ended a year ago with the release of the 9/11 Commission report. Media outlets seized on a carefully worded summary that the commission had found no evidence "indicating that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or...
  • Hyping Hillary: A look behind the first lady's media-made image

    06/09/2005 4:56:29 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 19 replies · 899+ views
    The New American ^ | July 12, 1993 | William Norman Grigg
    There she stands -- clothed in pristine white, bathed in beatific soft focus, her face radiating a smile of saintly serenity. Are we contemplating a religious icon? After a fashion, yes: This is Hillary Rodham Clinton as she appeared on the cover of the May 23rd New York Times Magazine. The cover's caption invites the reader to partake of a homily honoring "Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Politics of Virtue." The New York Times Magazine profile was part of a remarkable campaign by the media to canonize the first lady as the saintly exemplar of compassionate womanhood. The Washington Post...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...
  • The Power of Islam - (stunning revelations! Al-Zarkawi was in OK City near time of bombing!)

    05/10/2005 10:03:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 74 replies · 4,425+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | MAY 10, 2005 | BARBARA STOCK
    People may wonder why I write so often about the War with Islam. There is no “War on Terror.” Our war is with the violent ideology of Islam and those that follow that doctrine and there are millions of such followers. Americans need to understand the seriousness of the situation in which we find ourselves. Islam is in full jihad mode and Islamic leaders know that to succeed, they must destroy the United States. On one hand, we have moderate Muslims denying that Muslims kill and behead innocent people. When they are forced to admit the truth, the argument switches...
  • Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston]

    10/28/2003 2:45:28 PM PST · by aculeus · 11 replies · 2,361+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    The Islamic organization poised to build the largest mosque in the Northeast on a site in Roxbury has long-standing ties to an Egyptian cleric who praises suicide bombings and a Muslim activist indicted last week in a terrorism financing probe. The Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to build a sprawling $22 million Islamic cultural center and mosque on Malcolm X Boulevard, has had a long association with Dr. Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi, whose vocal support of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas prompted the State Department to bar him from entering the U.S. four years ago. The local religious...
  • Hillary Clinton Needs More, You Know, Reinvention

    03/12/2005 6:12:04 PM PST · by freeholland · 54 replies · 1,292+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MARCH 12, 2005 | MICHAEL BATES
    It seems like only yesterday that many Americans were introduced to Hillary Rodham Clinton. That was before we learned she’s the world’s smartest woman. It was 1992. Another of those malicious bimbo eruptions was plaguing her husband’s presidential campaign. Damage control was required, so the Clintons showed up on 60 Minutes to exchange adoring glances and chat about how much they loved, honored and respected one another—at least during elections years. Mz Clinton said: “You know, I’m not sitting here as some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette . . . And, you know, if that’s not...
  • Killer Got U.N. Oil "Reward"

    02/03/2005 2:42:18 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 358+ views
    defenddemocracy ^ | April 19, 2004 | Niles Lathem
    In a sinister oil-for-murder plot, Saddam Hussein used the scandal-plagued U.N. oil-for-food program to set up the assassination of a prominent Iraqi exile politician, the slain man's family has charged. A mysterious George Tarkhaynan appears on an Iraqi Oil Ministry list, published by a Baghdad newspaper, of 270 politicians and businessmen who received sweetheart oil deals under the U.N. humanitarian program. Safia al-Souhail, a leading political figure in post-Saddam Iraq, told The Post she has evidence that Tarkhaynan is a former Beirut shirtmaker and once-trusted family friend who helped Iraq assassinate her father, anti-Saddam dissident Sheik Taleb al-Souhail al-Tamimi, in...
  • This is genuine, says Saddam's ex-aide (GALLOWAY ALERT)

    04/23/2003 4:24:07 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 47 replies · 1,433+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2003 | Nicole Martin
    Nicole Martin shows a confidential handwritten memo found in the rubble of the looted Iraqi foreign ministry to the man who used to arrange the dictator's scheduleSaddam Hussein's former head of protocol said yesterday that the document found by The Daily Telegraph saying that George Galloway received substantial payments from the Iraqi regime was "100 per cent genuine". Haitham Rashid Wihaib, who fled to Britain with his family eight years ago after death threats, said he had no doubt that the handwritten confidential memorandum addressed to the dictator's office apparently detailing how the Labour MP benefited from Iraq's oil sales...
  • ‘Nazi’ files incriminate top Iraqis

    04/19/2003 4:07:54 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 749+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 20, 2003 | Marie Colvin
    HER dusty file was one of hundreds of thousands of documents stacked in a house in a wealthy neighbourhood of Baghdad. Asma Rasheed married a pilot, lived comfortably in the presidential compound of Saddam Hussein and directed a microbiology programme that was not supposed to exist. Rasheed’s light blue folder has emerged from a huge archive seized by forces loyal to Ahmed Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress, which opposed Saddam. The archive — a dark who’s who of Iraq — reveals the tiniest details of blandishments and humiliations by a paranoid regime that shared the Nazis’ obsession...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • VOTE FOR THE WARRIOR

    11/02/2004 4:14:15 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 131+ views
    NYPOST.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2004 | POST OPINION EDITORIALS
    November 2, 2004 -- Today is Election Day, and the stakes couldn't be higher: America is at war, and today the nation will re- elect a warrior — or it won't. President Bush is a known quantity. Sen. John F. Kerry . . . is not. It was with some (unintentional?) irony that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned for Kerry in New Jersey Sunday: Regarding Osama bin Laden's videotape, and the threat he continues to pose, Clinton said, "We should have finished the job in Afghanistan." We? Finish the job? Hey, the senator's own husband, President Clinton, couldn't — wouldn't...
  • (1993) It Didn't Start With Dateline NBC ----- CBS HAS PHONIED UP STORIES BEFORE

    09/11/2004 1:54:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,175+ views
    National Review ^ | 1993 | OLSON
    It Didn't Start With Dateline NBC By Walter Olson National Review, June 21, 1993 * * * An "electronic Titanic"--as Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times called it---"an unprecedented disaster in the annals of network news, and perhaps the biggest TV scam since the Quiz Scandals." To many, NBC's Dateline fiasco seemed a freak, a bizarre departure from accepted network standards. Would any half-awake news organization have helped stage a crash test that was rigged to get a particular outcome? Or concealed from the public key elements--the hidden rockets, the over-filled tank, the loose gas cap? Or entrusted its...
  • Policy Memo: Kerry's 1993 Tax Vote

    08/16/2004 4:38:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 707+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | August 12, 2004
    Today's Remarks By John Kerry It is interesting to note that John Kerry's delivered remarks today differed in an important way from his prepared remarks. As Delivered:"Our plan will cut the deficit in half by four years – the same thing that we set out to do in 1993, and I was there and I voted for it, I know how we did it. And we're going to end the tax giveaways that are nothing more than corporate welfare." As Prepared:"Our plan will cut the deficit in half in four years by ending tax giveaways that are nothing more than...
  • 1993 Flashback: Kerry opposed Mass. tax cuts after voting for huge Clinton tax hike

    08/14/2004 2:28:04 PM PDT · by nwrep · 19 replies · 625+ views
    The Boston Globe Archives [NO LINK] | August 15, 1993 | Scot Lehigh, Globe Staff
    Gov. Weld's attempt to cut state taxes in response to President Clinton's national tax hikes will hurt the state's chances for getting more federal funding for projects like the Boston Harbor cleanup and the Central Artery- Third Harbor Tunnel, say key members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation. ''It is going to be very difficult for us to argue that we need more money for environmental cleanup, for the third harbor tunnel and Artery, for Boston Harbor, or for Amtrak when the state is apparently doing so well it can afford to give money back to everybody,'' Sen. John Kerry warned....
  • 1993: Kerry "Lifting ban on gays in the military is one of those things that we have to do"

    08/08/2004 10:21:09 AM PDT · by nwrep · 25 replies · 1,321+ views
    Senate Records ^ | January 27, 1993 | nwrep
    John Kerry on Gays in the Military: Senate Floor Statement: It is this simple, Mr. President. Lifting the ban on gays in the military is simply one of those things that we have to do if we are going to continue to make progress toward becoming a more just and honorable society, not because we embrace or like the life style, but because that is the right thing to do in a diverse, pluralistic society. To do less would be to institutionalize and legitimize homophobia. It would be to separate our Armed Forces in an artificial and false way from...
  • 1993 Flashback: John Kerry joins Republicans in passing ban on immigrants with AIDS

    07/10/2004 8:04:43 PM PDT · by nwrep · 24 replies · 2,167+ views
    The Boston Globe Archives | February 19, 1993 | John Aloysius Farrell, Globe Staff
    WASHINGTON -- The US Senate dealt President Clinton his first legislative defeat yesterday, voting to write into law the Bush administration's policy prohibiting people infected with the AIDS virus from immigrating to the United States. The defeat came despite Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's spirited battle in defense of the president's commitment to lift the prohibition. The Senate voted, 76-23, to prevent people infected with the HIV virus, which causes AIDS, from immigrating, after defeating by a 56-42 vote an amendment by Kennedy that would have kept current federal policy in place for 90 days but left Clinton free to change...
  • The Price of a Pullout [Clinton's Somalia Cowardice Came Back to Haunt Us]

    06/20/2004 4:55:17 AM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 28 replies · 536+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6.20.2004
    June 20, 2004 -- The 9/11 Commission's work thus far has been laughably off-base, but it did get one thing right last week: It confirmed that terrorists were inspired by events in Somalia in 1993-94 — when the Clinton administration yanked American troops out of Mogadishu after the "Black Hawk Down" battle.
  • Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror

    06/17/2003 10:40:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 1,130+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | By Erick Stakelbeck
    Cheerleaders for TerrorismBy Erick StakelbeckFrontPageMagazine.com | June 17, 2003 Two groups whom Islamic terrorists can count on for sympathy and support are radical lawyers and their counterparts in American law schools. Lynne Stewart is a hero of the National Lawyers Guild and a sought-after campus lecturer. While out on bail under indictment for colluding with a terrorist leader, she has been a sought-after speaker for law school audiences who relish her attacks on Attorney General John Ashcroft as a modern-day fascist and on her country for its imperialist and racist policies. Stewart made national headlines in April 2002 when she...
  • "Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings" (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)

    04/10/2004 11:29:37 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 143 replies · 20,980+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 6/28/1993 | Laurie Mylroie
    Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Much energy has been spent linking the terror to Islamic fundamentalism. Yet Saddam,...
  • RANGERS TO EXIT SOMALIA (Historical - October 20, 1993)

    04/02/2004 6:49:23 AM PST · by AFPhys · 11 replies · 364+ views
    RANGERS TO EXIT SOMALIA In a further step back from armed confrontation with Mohamed Farrah Aidid, President Clinton ordered a pullout Tuesday of Army Ranger forces he had sent to Somalia to capture the clan leader. The move reflected the administration's effort to shift the focus in Somalia toward pursuing a political settlement following the deaths of 18 Americans in the disastrous Ranger raid on Aidid loyalists Oct. 3. "Right now we are engaging in a political process to see how we can resolve our mission in Somalia," Clinton told reporters at the White House. "So right now we're in...
  • BATF attacks church congregation in military-style raid

    03/01/2004 5:43:52 PM PST · by ASTM366 · 49 replies · 195+ views
    11th Anniversary: As I do each year, I post this as a reminder to all of my fellow Freepers that our freedoms and liberties hang by a thin thread. On Sunday, February 28, 1993, at 9:30 AM, nearly 100 heavily armed agents from Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms arrived at the Branch Davidian Compound in central Texas, near Waco. They didn't go to Mt. Carmel to attend morning worship services, they went to execute a search warrant for illegal gun parts. After debarking from the cattle trailers and trucks that they arrived in, they immediately shot the dogs and...
  • Kerry Re Packwood Sex Scandal: "We Are Not Going To Cover Up... No Double Standard"

    02/13/2004 9:44:18 AM PST · by Hon · 14 replies · 178+ views
    The Tech (MIT) ^ | 2 November 1993 | William J. Eaton
    Senate Packwood Hearing Carries into Second Day By William J. Eaton The Senate, facing an unprecedented confrontation with one of its members, wrestled Monday with whether to go to court to force Republican Sen. Bob Packwood of Oregon to turn over hundreds of pages of personal diaries as part of an ethics committee investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and possible criminal wrongdoing. After seven hours of often tedious debate over legal technicalities and constitutional questions, the Senate retired for the night, its leaders vowing to vote sometime Tuesday on whether to support the committee's effort to obtain the diaries...
  • Senate Packwood Hearing Carries into Second Day

    02/12/2004 8:49:46 PM PST · by skip2myloo · 6 replies · 170+ views
    The-Tech MIT ^ | 2 November 1993 | William J. Eaton
    The Senate, facing an unprecedented confrontation with one of its members, wrestled Monday with whether to go to court to force Republican Sen. Bob Packwood of Oregon to turn over hundreds of pages of personal diaries as part of an ethics committee investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and possible criminal wrongdoing. After seven hours of often tedious debate over legal technicalities and constitutional questions, the Senate retired for the night, its leaders vowing to vote sometime Tuesday on whether to support the committee's effort to obtain the diaries by subpoena. So sensitive was the issue that by nightfall Monday...
  • John Kerry Flashback: The MIA Sellout (1993 Story)

    02/05/2004 11:20:42 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 7 replies · 179+ views
    The American Spectator | December, 1993 | John Corry
    The POW-MIA story is changing. Once it was about missing servicemen, but now it is about finance. A New York Times story about American business leaders meeting with a high Vietnamese official -- "They gave him several standing ovations" -- also notes that veterans groups picketed the hotel where the meeting was held. Meanwhile, a Washington Post editorial declares that "American businessmen have now joined the many citizens" who want to end the Vietnamese trade embargo. Only the fear of offending MIA families, the Post says, keeps the embargo in place. Time magazine, examining the charge that Ron Brown asked...
  • The Plot to Assassinate Bush I : U.S. MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAQI TERRORISM

    12/14/2003 7:18:45 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 20 replies · 527+ views
    USIA ^ | 06/28/93
    (The U.S. government presented to the U.N. Security Council June 27 the following background fact sheet entitled "United States June 26, 1993 Military Action Against Iraqi Terrorism.") On April 14, 1993, while former President George Bush was beginning a three-day visit to Kuwait City, Kuwaiti authorities thwarted a terrorist plot, seizing a powerful car bomb and other explosives and arresting 16 suspects, led by two Iraqi nationals. In the succeeding two months, U.S. investigative teams from the FBI and the intelligence community have conducted a thorough investigation of this operation. Based upon that review, the Department of Justice and the...
  • Italy: Deported cleric 'met bin Laden'

    11/30/2003 7:15:49 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 295+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | December 01 2003
    A SEBEGALESE Muslim cleric deported from Italy as a danger to state security was quoted today as telling a pan-Arab newspaper that he had met three times with Osama bin Laden, leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist network. The cleric, Abdel Qadir Mamour, told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat in an interview by telephone from Dakar, Senegal, that he had the meetings with bin Laden in Sudan from 1993 to 1996. Mamour said bin Laden had provided money to finance his trading in diamonds between Africa and Belgium, but did not say how much money was involved or if bin Laden was...
  • Clinton's firing of all US District Attorneys upon taking office in 1993

    10/09/2003 10:32:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeColoradoCatholic · 62 replies · 1,580+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3/27/00 | Jonah Goldberg
    Okay, so: the buried LaBella memo, the improper contacts between the White House and the Resolution Trust Company, the almost 1,000 improperly obtained FBI files on the Administration’s opponents, the firing of Billy Dale, the releasing of Linda Tripp’s personnel file, the haircut, Vince Foster’s discovered suicide note, blown-up aspirin factories, cattle futures, no controlling authority, firing all the U.S. district attorneys, ...
  • Chaos Rules Somalia Decade After Battle (viz., "Blackhawk Down")

    10/02/2003 4:49:19 PM PDT · by hoosierskypilot · 18 replies · 703+ views
    MOGADISHU, Somalia - The wreckage of a Black Hawk helicopter lies tangled in a big prickly pear cactus. It's the only remaining evidence of the fierce battle on a dusty side street a decade ago that killed 18 U.S. soldiers and spurred the exit of American peacekeepers. On Oct. 3, 1993, Ali Shera was a lieutenant in warlord Mohamed Farah Aidid's militia, and Musa Hussein was a streetfighter toting a Kalashnikov assault rifle. They said they rejoiced when they won the 19-hour battle against the world's only superpower. "You can imagine Somalia, a small nation, we beat the most powerful...