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  • A quarter of a Million victims by Syrian Alawite Muslims

    10/14/2012 11:27:17 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    100,000 Lebanese Christians - during 27 years of occupation CHRISTIANS UNDER MUSLIM RULE The Syrian Occupation of Lebanon By Mordechai Nisan   [...] Operating however transparently under the name and guise of the Arab Deterrent Force authorized by the Riyadh Summit in October 1976, Syrian troops acted to disarm some Lebanese militias at the same time that the national army of Lebanon disintegrated to the diminutive size of 3,000 troops. By 1977, the number of Syrian troops exceeded 30,000, with over 200 tanks. After fighting the Palestinian and other leftist forces, Druzes and Sunnis in particular, the Syrian army then...
  • Iranian VP Blames 'Zionists,' Talmud for Inciting Drug Trade

    06/26/2012 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi condemned the 'Zionists' for inciting global drug trade and addiction in a bid to annihilate non-Jewish communities in accordance with Talmudic teachings, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported. Addressing a ceremony for the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held in Tehran on Tuesday, Rahimi alleged that the prevalence of narcotics and drug-addiction throughout the world is rooted in the Talmud. “The book teaches them how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother,” Rahimi stated. The Iranian vice-president said that the Zionists' direct involvement...
  • Monstrous Syria

    10/27/2008 5:04:08 PM PDT · by Righting · 1 replies · 598+ views
    Syria, Iran harboring terrorists - Jul. 21, 2003http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/07/21/bush.terrorA NATION AT WAR: INTELLIGENCE REPORTS; Syria Harbors Iraqis and Grants Transit to Hezbollah, U.S. Asserts... a major terrorist threat to American and Israeli interests around the world. ... [Published: April 15, 2003] http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02EEDD113BF936A25757C0A9659C8B63Syria: A 101 Course in Mideast Dictatorships - SPIEGEL ONLINE ...When his powerful father died in 2000, Bashar al-Assad promised the end of political repression in Syria. But ... [2005]http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,343242,00.htmlCleric's Slaying a Rallying Cry for Kurds in Syria - Los Angeles Times The death of the mild-mannered sheik robbed Syria’s Kurds of a ... He called for rights; he spoke...
  • Last Chance, vote for national survival

    10/27/2008 4:52:39 PM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies · 398+ views
    Reform Syria ^ | Oct 27, 2008
    Last Chance, vote for national survival Undoubtedly the Bush Administration wasn’t brilliant in managing the Iraq strategy. Surely there were other choices after Tora Bora in 2002 than Iraq. I’ll address them in future writings. But since President Bush’s team decided to do justice in Baghdad first, it could have done it faster, better and finished earlier. That is a valid critique of the Iraq war. Senator Obama’s criticism is diametrically different. He was opposed to remove Saddam or any other dictator, by force or by any other means. The reality is that for a candidate “for change” as it...
  • Blood, soil [Michel Aflaq composed a Koranic super narrative of Arabism, soil and Islam]

    10/18/2008 1:10:41 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 472+ views
    jpost ^ | Sep, 24 2008
    24 Sep 2008 Faith, blood, people and soil... Such themes also come together in that most hideous of Middle Eastern fascist movements, Ba'athism. Ba'athism's founding thinkers, the Syrians Sati al-Husri and Michel Aflaq, composed a Koranic super narrative of Arabism, soil and Islam. They wrote of an Islam as the great cultural and intellectual achievement of the Arab people, and it in turn formed a symbiotic relationship with Arabism, such that they flowed from one another, locked in an eternal embrace. http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1222017382909&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
  • African Liberation of Mauritania Speak on Slavery and Genocide (on evil Arabization - Arab racism)

    10/22/2006 6:14:48 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 503+ views
    Towards Freedom ^ | Oct, 17, 2006
    The African Liberation Forces of Mauritania Speak on Slavery and Genocide Tuesday, 17 October 2006 The African Liberation Forces of Mauritania Speak on Slavery and Genocide in the Sahel, not only to free Mauritanians from racism and slavery but also to build a more democratic country. The Arab-dominated regime does not want to do anything to bring peace in Mauritania. We cannot really talk about democracy when 120,000 refugees are left behind, and we cannot talk about democracy when people are enslaved. Before organizing elections in Mauritania, we must free those who are still enslaved, and bring the refugees back....
  • Russia Moved Iraqi WMD

    01/28/2006 8:41:24 PM PST · by strategofr · 226 replies · 5,212+ views
    News Max ^ | March 3, 2005 | Charles R. Smith
    Moscow Moved Weapons to Syria and Lebanon According to a former top Bush administration official, Russian special forces teams moved weapons of mass destruction out of Iraq to Syria. "I am absolutely sure that Russian Spetsnatz units moved WMD out of Iraq before the war," stated John Shaw, the former deputy undersecretary for international technology security. According to Shaw, Russian units hid Saddam's arsenal inside Syria and in Lebanon's Bekka valley. "While in Iraq I uncovered detailed information that Spetsnatz units shredded records and moved all WMD and specified advanced munitions out of Iraq to Syria and Lebanon," stated Shaw...
  • Militant Groups Denounce Iraqi Elections (And they say we're "Satanic")

    12/12/2005 12:00:32 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 17 replies · 722+ views
    Breitbart (Associated Press) ^ | 12/12/2005 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO, Egypt - Five Islamic militant groups, including al-Qaida in Iraq, denounced the Iraqi elections as a "satanic project" that violates God's law and vowed to continue their war to establish an Islamic government in the country. But the Internet posting made no threats to disrupt Thursday's parliamentary elections, unlike previous statements before balloting in January and October, when militants warned they would attack polling stations to stop people from voting. ADVERTISEMENT The statement's authenticity could not be independently verified. If authentic, it was a rare instance of several of Iraq's militant groups joining together to announce their stance. "The...
  • Iranian leader rebuts critics over Israel remarks

    10/28/2005 2:13:34 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 26 replies · 592+ views
    CNN.Com - World ^ | Friday, October 28, 2005; Posted: 4:26 p.m. EDT (20:26 GMT) | CNN
    (CNN) -- Thousands of Iranians staged anti-Israel protests across the country Friday and repeated calls by their ultraconservative president demanding the Jewish state's destruction. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- marching with the protesters -- signaled he stood by his remarks, even as Iranian officials tried to defuse the issue. "My word is the same as that of (the) Iranian nation," he told the official IRNA news agency. "They are free to say but their words lack any credit," he said, when asked about global reaction to his comments. During a meeting with protesting students at Iran's Interior Ministry on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad...
  • Fatwa for tennis star who wears short skirts (Religion Of Peace update)

    09/10/2005 1:09:38 PM PDT · by Stoat · 79 replies · 16,254+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 9, 2005 | Peter Foster
    Fatwa for tennis star who wears short skirtsBy Peter Foster in New Delhi(Filed: 10/09/2005)India's leading female tennis player has been subjected to a fatwa by a Muslim cleric for wearing short skirts and revealing tops on the international tennis circuit. Sania Mirza comes from a devout Muslim family Sania Mirza, 18, who became the first Indian woman to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam at the US Open last week, is hugely popular in India.The fatwa - in effect, a demand that she cover up - was issued by a senior cleric of the Sunni Ulema Board,...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Totalitarianism and the Role of Intellectuals

    12/30/2003 8:58:56 AM PST · by untenured · 14 replies · 261+ views
    Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | May 9, 2003 | Paul Berman
    Totalitarianism and the Role of Intellectuals By PAUL BERMAN During the long months of buildup to the war in Iraq, President Bush never did succeed in convincing most of the world of the justice or logic of what he proposed to do. Many people freely granted that, after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the United States had solid reasons to wage war on Al Qaeda. But it was not immediately clear to many why an attack on Saddam Hussein would represent any kind of setback to Al Qaeda. The White House tried to suggest that the highjacker Muhammad Atta...
  • Iraqi Police May Have Aided Attacks on U.S. Targets, AP Reports

    11/30/2003 5:16:49 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 395+ views
    Bloomberg.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2003 | Bloomberg
    <p>Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- U.S.-trained Iraqi police may have taken part in some of the attacks on U.S. and Iraqi targets, the Associated Press reported, citing U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez.</p> <p>Attacks on U.S. troops and others in northern Iraq have increased in the past month. Last week, Major General David Petraeus, the 101st Airborne's commander, said Iraqi resistance was increasing. Guerrillas have launched more than 150 attacks on Iraqi civilian and police targets, the AP said, citing Sanchez.</p>
  • Analysis: Iraqi CPA fires 28,000

    11/21/2003 6:18:58 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies · 255+ views
    MENAFN.com ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 | By RICHARD SALE, UPI Intelligence Correspondent
    Date: Friday, November 21, 2003 6:40:58 PM EST By RICHARD SALE, UPI Intelligence Correspondent American's top man in Baghdad, L. Paul Bremer, last week fired 28,000 Iraqi teachers as political punishment for their former membership in the Saddam Hussein-dominated Baath Party, fueling anti-U.S. resistance on the ground, administration officials have told United Press International. A Central Command spokesman, speaking to UPI from Baghdad, acknowledged that the firings had taken place but said the figure of 28,000 "is too high." He was unable, however, after two days, to supply UPI with a lower, revised total. The Central Command spokesman attributed the...
  • Radical Iraqi Shiite leader calls on his armed followers to capture Saddam Hussein `dead or alive`

    10/29/2003 5:12:05 AM PST · by Mark Felton · 53 replies · 211+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 10/29/03 | Haaretz
    In the breaking news window at Haaretz: Radical Iraqi Shi`ite leader Moqtada al-Sadr calls on his armed followers to capture Saddam Hussein `dead or alive`
  • Car Bombs Rock Central Baghdad

    10/27/2003 7:47:30 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 10 replies · 281+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Monday, October 27, 2003 | Steve Harrigan, and The Associated Press
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq — A series of car bomb attacks on Monday killed 34 people, excluding the homicide bombers, in Baghdad, shattering what should have been a solemn day as Iraq began observing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.</p> <p>About 12 people were killed at the International Committee of the Red Cross (search) building in central Baghdad and 27 others were slain in attacks on three police stations. Most of the victims were Iraqis. The U.S. military said one American soldier was killed in one of the police station attacks.</p>
  • Dictators hijack Baathism's ideology

    08/08/2003 10:05:24 PM PDT · by optimistically_conservative · 20 replies · 435+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/10/03 | CAMERON McWHIRTER
    By CAMERON McWHIRTERAtlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer LEFTERIS PITARAKIS / Associated Press Mud covers a statue of Saddam Hussein at the Saddam Center of Art in Baghdad. Saddam, who had long been a Baath Party leader, seized control of the party and Iraq in 1979. Baath Party guerrillas attack American troops in Iraq almost daily. U.S. administrator for Iraq L. Paul Bremmer has sworn to "extirpate Baathists and Baathism from Iraq forever." Meanwhile, most Americans are left with the question: What is Baathism? At one time, Baathism was a movement espousing lofty ideals of Arab brotherhood and equality, with a...
  • U.S. Offers $25 Million Reward for Saddam's Capture

    07/03/2003 7:35:00 AM PDT · by Brian S · 11 replies · 187+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07-03-03
    Thu July 3, 2003 10:15 AM ET BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States is offering $25 million for any information that leads to the capture of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein or proves that he is dead, a spokesman for Iraq's U.S.-led administration said on Thursday. "(Administration head) Ambassador (Paul) Bremer will be announcing a new $25 million reward for information leading to the capture of Saddam Hussein or information confirming his earlier death," the spokesman told reporters. He said $15 million was being offered for similar information about either of Saddam's two sons, Uday and Qusay.
  • U.S. Tries to Crush Insurgents in Iraq

    06/29/2003 6:59:29 AM PDT · by Valin · 25 replies · 312+ views
    AP ^ | 6/29/03 | BORZOU DARAGAHI
    CAMP BOOM, Iraq - U.S. forces launched a massive operation early Sunday to crush insurgents and capture senior figures from the ousted regime in a show of force designed to stem a wave of deadly attacks on U.S. troops. The operation, dubbed "Desert Sidewinder," is taking place in a huge swath of central Iraq stretching from the Iranian border to the areas north of Baghdad, and is expected to last for several days, military officials said. Americans arrested a man in Khalis, 45 miles north of Baghdad. He is suspected of recruiting young men to launch attacks on Americans, according...
  • Al-Jazeera Gets Soldier Attacks Claim

    06/26/2003 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 20 replies · 395+ views
    AP ^ | June 25, 2003
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera on Thursday reported it had received a statement and videotape from an Iraqi resistance group that claimed responsibility for attacks on American forces and threatened more. It was believed to be the first such claim, and the first time a group said it had organized the increasingly bloody offensive. The Pentagon repeatedly has said the attacks - that have killed at least 18 American lives since May 1 when President Bush declared the major fighting over - were not the work of any organized resistance. Six British soldiers were...
  • Imams in Iraq Preach Anti-U.S. Sermons (Religion of Peace Alert)

    06/21/2003 4:52:27 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 11 replies · 175+ views
    Associated Press (by way of Excite News) ^ | Jun 20, 2003 | TAREK AL-ISSAWI
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) - Attacks against U.S. forces showed no sign of letting up Friday after a rocket-propelled grenade slammed into a power station in Fallujah, injuring two American soldiers and blacking out much of the city - a center of anti-American hostility. At Friday prayers, imams preached anti-American sermons, claiming Jews are buying up real estate in Iraq. Based on groundless rumors, the warnings from pulpits, on leaflets and in Iraqi newspapers reflected Iraqis' fear and anger over the U.S.-led occupation. After weeks of sniping and ambushes around Iraq, American forces raided nine locations Friday "to isolate and defeat...
  • Road trip to Babylon boosts troops' morale

    04/23/2003 3:04:01 PM PDT · by Ligeia · 12 replies · 1,059+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 23, 2003 | DENNIS O'BRIEN
    Road trip to Babylon boosts troops' morale By DENNIS O'BRIEN, The Virginian-Pilot © April 23, 2003 Last updated: 3:30 AM Near the reconstructed arch of Ishtar, Navy chaplains and their escorts begin exploring ancient Babylon to gain perspective for their sermons. Photo by Dennis O'Brien / The Virginian-Pilot. More dispatches from Dennis O'Brien in Iraq BABYLON -- It wasn't the order Charlie Company had hoped for -- which would be ``You're going home'' -- but it beat spending another day camped outside Kut. The Marines were sent on a one-day road trip Tuesday, and what better place to visit...
  • Is Saddam in Yemen?

    04/16/2003 3:55:02 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies · 281+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | London, April 16 | Vijay Dutt
    Senior Iraqi officers have scattered across the Middle East after fleeing Baghdad as the assault on the city began, according to some senior Iraqis in London who have kept close links with key figures within the country. All of them have false passports and could try to later hide in countries like Pakistan or Malaysia or Indonesia, said Ali Haitham Rashid Wihaib, who was Saddam Hussain's former head of protocol. He added that the Syrian authorities were keeping some of their "embarrassing guests" including generals and ministers hidden because of the US pressure. He, claimed in a daily, that Saddam...
  • Dozens of senior Iraqis flee to Syria

    04/15/2003 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies · 316+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 4/15/2003 | Ze'ev Schiff
    Dozens, and perhaps hundreds, of Iraqi officials escaped to Syria, according to fresh assessments by intelligence organizations including the U.S., British and Israeli services, which were surprised by the large numbers involved after initial estimates that only a few dozen made their way to Syria during or prior to the war. But while the escapees include relatively high-ranking officials, and at least one minister, Saddam Hussein and his inner circle are not believed to be in Syria. The large number of Iraqis who found refuge in Syria is why Washington and London have stepped up pressure on Damascus and the...
  • Katie Couric: 'Hopefully' Saddam Made it to Syria (Barf Alert)

    04/10/2003 10:46:11 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 89 replies · 358+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Thursday April 10, 2003; 1:32 p.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Is perky "Today Show" host Katie Couric actually rooting for Saddam Hussein to survive U.S.'s military's repeated attempts to take him out? It sure sounded that way during a report she delivered on the fate of the Baghdad Butcher yesterday. While chatting about Saddam with NBC's Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski, the multi-million-dollar morning host asked whether U.S. officials had been able to "confirm reports he was taken to Tikrit, and then Mosul, and then hopefully to Syria." Hopefully? Surely Ms. Couric didn't mean to suggest that she actually hoped the brutal dictator would escape justice by fleeing to another terrorist-sponsoring...
  • TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LAND Syria: Israel will never be legitimate

    04/01/2003 4:26:47 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 12 replies · 163+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 1, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    In an interview in a Lebanese newspaper, Syrian President Bashar Assad has lashed out at Israel, saying as long as the Jewish state exists it will be a threat. Assad, who has expressed support for Saddam Hussein's regime in the face of coalition action, gave the interview to the pro-Syrian daily Al-Safir. His comments were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. The Syrian leader claimed the U.S. is doing Israel's bidding in the war on Iraq. "[The Americans] removed their masks and said that they wanted oil and that they wanted to re-draw the map of the region...
  • Syria gives passports to suicide bombers (ACT OF WAR)

    04/01/2003 2:24:56 PM PST · by MadIvan · 135 replies · 336+ views
    The Times ^ | April 2, 2003 | Michael Binyon
    THE SAS has arrested four busloads of suspected suicide bombers and would-be fighters in Iraq’s western desert. The men, who are being held as prisoners of war, came from various Arab countries but all carried Syrian passports. They are thought to be among thousands of Arab zealots making their way to the battle front. Syria has issued about 2,000 passports to people volunteering to fight for President Saddam Hussein in recent weeks, raising serious concerns in Britain and America, which suspects Damascus of smuggling war supplies to Iraq. The coalition is to protest to the Syrians. Syrian officials have made...
  • Bin Laden Tape: Text

    02/11/2003 8:10:16 PM PST · by Angelus Errare · 125 replies · 560+ views
    BBC News ^ | 3/12/03 | BBC Monitoring
    Bin Laden tape: Text The following is the full text of an audio message purported to be by al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, broadcast on Arab television station al-Jazeera on 11 February. In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate. A message to our Muslim brothers in Iraq, may God's peace, mercy, and blessings be upon you. O you who believe fear Allah, by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden as He should be feared. Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always, and die not except in...