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  • Baath regime panics as SDF enters Raqqa

    06/21/2017 8:11:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017, 11:50 | SEYIT EVRAN
    Russia, Iran and the Baath regime under their control panicked with the Raqqa operation following the Tabqa operation and resorted to slander, then to attacking the SDF. Russia’s approach changed when the YPG-led SDF launched an operation to liberate Tabqa. Russia had always played both sides in Bab and Shehba as well as Aleppo, developing relationships with SDF/YPG on one hand and Turkey on the other. When the operation to liberate Tabqa launched, Russia’s approach changed further, even as far as issuing threats for some issues. This approach by Russia was very clearly displayed in a statement a couple days...
  • Saddam's Ambassador to al-Qaeda *(The Smoking Gun)*

    02/23/2004 9:49:50 AM PST · by freebacon · 7 replies · 2,659+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 23, 2004 | Jonathan Schanzer
    Saddam's Ambassador to al-QaedaBy Jonathan SchanzerWeekly Standard | February 23, 2004 A RECENTLY INTERCEPTED MESSAGE from Iraq-based terrorist Abu Musab al Zarqawi asking the al Qaeda leadership for reinforcements reignited the debate over al-Qaeda ties with Saddam Hussein's fallen Baath regime. William Safire of the New York Times called the message a "smoking gun," while the University of Michigan's Juan Cole says that Safire "offers not even one document to prove" the Saddam/al-Qaeda nexus. What you are about to read bears directly on that debate. It is based on a recent interview with Abdul Rahman al-Shamari, who served in...
  • Syrian Accountability Act to Combat Terrorism

    12/18/2003 1:39:38 PM PST · by bdeaner · 2 replies · 163+ views
    Talon News ^ | 12/18/03 | Jim Hauser
    Syrian Accountability Act to Combat Terrorism By Jim Hauser Talon News December 18, 2003WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Last week, President Bush signed into law H.R. 1828, the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003. The legislation calls on the president to impose sanctions on Syria to discourage support for international terrorist groups and the occupation of Lebanon.The bill demands that Syria end support for terrorism; halt the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) along with medium- and long-range missiles; and withdraw the roughly 20,000 troops it has deployed in Lebanon.It also calls on Syria to "enter into...
  • Saddam's 'Army of Muhammad'

    01/21/2005 6:03:54 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 10 replies · 446+ views
    FPM ^ | January 20, 2005 | MEMRI
    The following are excerpts from the televised confessions of Muayed Al-Nasseri, who commanded Saddam Hussein's "Army of Muhammad" throughout 2004. The confessions were aired by an Iraqi TV channel that operates from the UAE, Al-Fayhaa TV, and were monitored and translated by the MEMRI TV Project. The following are excerpts; to view the clip, visit [1] 'The Army of Muhammad was Founded by Saddam Hussein After the Fall of the Regime' Interrogator: "What is your name?" Muayed Al-Nasseri: "Colonel Muayed Yassin 'Aziz 'Abd Al-Razaq Al-Nasseri, commander of the Army of Muhammad, one of the resistance factions in Iraq. The...
  • Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? Its not as far-fetched as it sounds.

    03/26/2016 5:41:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 25, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? Its not as far-fetched as it sounds. By Adam Taylor March 25 This week, representatives of Western-backed Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva told Russian state media that President Bashar al-Assad had a surprising new ally on the Syrian battlefield: militia units from North Korea. "Two North Korean units are there, which are Chalma-1 and Chalma-7," Asaad az-Zoubi, head of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to Syrian peace talks in the Swiss city, reportedly told Tass news agency on Tuesday. In any other context, the presence of soldiers from the internationally isolated and geographically distant...
  • North Korean Soldiers Assist Assad in the War Against the Syrian People

    10/16/2015 8:31:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Syria Mirror ^ | 7/20/2015
    North Korean Soldiers Assist Assad in the War Against the Syrian People. 7/20/2015 At 09:21 AM Activists and eyewitnesses confirmed that 5 buses full of fully armed Korean soldiers were seen in the capital Damascus, heading towards Jobar and Eastern Ghouta. It's not the first time Assad has used korean, not to mention the Shiite and Asian militias, fo fight in his side, Many media sources confirmed that korean soldiers from what is called Tshulima units has been assigned as Assad's personal details two years ago, after the large advance opposition forces achieved inside the capital Damascus. Tshulima special unit...
  • BBC: 'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    07/15/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 171+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 July 2008 19:26 UK 18:26 GMT, | BBC Staff
    'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call The US blames Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri for attacks on its troops A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has called on insurgents to make a final push against US forces. The message attributed to Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri urged Iraqi fighters to "make this year... decisive for victory". The message also called on US President George W Bush to "come clean about the scale of US losses". Ibrahim is the most senior member of Saddam Hussein's regime still at large. The message, aired by Dubai-based satellite broadcaster...
  • "The Army of Muhammad" Confesses: We Received Aid in Money and Arms from Syria and Iran

    01/18/2005 8:42:39 AM PST · by TexKat · 10 replies · 949+ views
    MemriTV ^ | 1/14/05
    The following are excerpts from the televised confessions of Muayed Al-Nasseri, who commanded Saddam Hussein's "the Army of Muhammad" throughout 2004. The confessions were aired by the Iraqi TV channel that operated from the UAE, Al-Fayhaa TV, on January 14, 2005. Interrogator: What is your name? Muayed Al-Nasseri: Colonel Muayed Yassin 'Aziz 'Abd Al-Razaq Al-Nasseri, commander of the Army of Muhammad, one of the resistance factions in Iraq. The Army of Muhammad was founded by Saddam Hussein after the fall of the regime, on April 9, 2003. At first, Yasser Al-Shab'awi was put in charge, until his captured in July...
  • 35 Iraq Officials Held in Raids on Key Ministry

    12/17/2008 8:56:15 PM PST · by james500 · 7 replies · 714+ views
    NYTimes via Drudge ^ | DEC 17 2008 | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and TARIQ MAHER
    Up to 35 officials in the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior ranking as high as general have been arrested over the past three days with some of them accused of quietly working to reconstitute Saddam Husseins Baath Party, according to senior security officials in Baghdad. The arrests, confirmed by officials from the Ministries of the Interior and National Security as well as the prime ministers office, included four generals, one of whom, Gen. Ahmed Abu Raqeef, is the ministrys director of internal affairs. The officials also said that the arrests had come at the hand of an elite counterterrorism force...
  • How Saddam tracked foes in U.S.

    07/14/2003 2:48:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 149+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 14 2003 | DAVE NEWBART
    The documents kept by the Iraqi Intelligence Service were meticulous in detail and sweeping in scope. In some, Iraqi intelligence officers in the United States are directed to use informers to track the "criminal'' actions of one current and one former Chicago area resident, both Assyrian Christians from Iraq who founded an anti-Saddam Hussein political party. Another accuses the group of being influenced by "imperialists'' and "Zionists.'' Others include the exact dates of the group's meetings and conventions in Chicago and elsewhere, the names of the people who ran the events, those in attendance and what statements were made. Trips...
  • Al Qaeda and its role in the Iraq insurgency

    07/13/2007 3:12:30 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 6 replies · 616+ views
    The attempts to minimize the role played by al Qaeda in Iraq in the larger Sunni insurgency took a significant step over the past week. Clark Hoyt, the public editor of the New York Times, claimed that the media had become complicit in the government's attempts to paint the entire Sunni insurgency with an al Qaeda brush. Also this week, Malcolm Nance published an article at the Small Wars Journal claiming al Qaeda is being given too much credit for the violence in Iraq. In the article, titled "Al Qaeda in Iraq--Heroes, Boogeymen or Puppets?," Nance claims al Qaeda is...
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuelas Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008 By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • Mysterious outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in Venezuela kills 10

    10/03/2014 10:32:38 PM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    MercoPress ^ | 10/2/2014 | UTC
    [] VENEZUELA : Mysterious outbreak of hemorrhagic fever syndrome in Venezuela kills ten "An outbreak of a mysterious hemorrhagic fever syndrome in the Venezuelan state of Aragua and the countrys capital Caracas has left ten people dead in the last three weeks." Similar to Ebola, this syndrome causes patients to experience high fever, skin rashes and bleeding. It has been described as an aggressive disease that leads to a fatal deterioration of health within 72 hours. Doctors have urged government authorities to declare a state of emergency in Aragua state; however they have received resistance from a surprising source. The...
  • #3843 - Brawl between Jordanian Ba'thists and Staff of Iraq Embassy

    06/01/2013 4:01:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 20/5/13
  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew By Andrew | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obamas early political sponsorand now convicted felonTony Rezko? The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi. According to testimony at Rezkos trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezkos home during Obamas 2004 US Senate campaign. The Times of London reports discovering, state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • Yemeni opposition calls govt. to expel Syrian ambassador [genocide by fascist Syrian regime]

    02/08/2012 3:34:30 AM PST · by Milagros
    YemenOnline ^ | Feb.5.12
    The people in Syria are being subjected to genocide by the Al-Asad fascist Syrian regime and the world has to take immediate responsibility for the ...
  • Arab Fascists Inc. BAATH / SSNP / HEZBOLLAH axis

    10/18/2011 2:08:07 AM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies
    Arab Fascists Inc.: * SSNP * BAATH * HEZBOLLAHAnd the SSNP / Hezbollah / Syria axis  SSNP supports Baathist tyrant: Assad (2011)LEBANON: Pro-Assad enforcers attack protesters in Beirut [Video] Syrian Baath and SSNP thugs attack protestors supporting the syrian revolution in Beirut‏ Aug 3, 2011 – The Lebanese daily English-language newspaper Daily Star cited a Lebanese security source saying that many members of the SSNP continued to chase two cars belonging to anti-regime demonstrators to Beirut's Khaled Alwan Square, where they beat their passengers with sticks and belts. Thugs attack Protest in Lebanon ! Baath and SSNP spread Terror to...
  • Video Reveals Disloyalty in Syrian Army

    07/16/2011 3:55:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A video shows Syrians soldiers allowing protesters to board their tanks, but the army killed 40 more demonstrators the past two days and crushed an attempt in a Damascus suburb to from a shadow government. The video was taken in eastern Syria Saturday. Video The spread of violence to the capital may be the beginning of the end of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has lost virtually all sympathy outside of Russia, Iran and Lebanon. Syrian forces killed at least 23 people in Damascus and it suburbs on Friday, the worst carnage in the capital since the beginning of the...
  • Saddam Hussein Hanging LIVE Thread

    12/29/2006 9:11:00 AM PST · by AVNevis · 5,137 replies · 250,317+ views
    Since it now seems very imminent, I decided that it was an appropriate time to start this up. Links to information and pictures (if we get them) can be posted here.
  • Syrian First Lady Wants to Meet Obamas

    07/04/2009 2:46:02 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 26 replies · 1,029+ views
    CBS ^ | July 2, 2009 | Sean Alfano
    Syria's first lady has put out the welcome mat for the Obamas, a further sign that the once frosty relations between the two nations is thawing. In an interview with Britain's Sky News, Asma al Assad envisioned her husband, Bashar, and Barack Obama joining forces. "The fact is President Obama is young," al Assad said, "and President Assad is also very young as well, so maybe it is time for these young leaders to make a difference in the world." Asma was born in London and moved to Damascus after marrying Bashar al Assad nine years ago. Last week, the...