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  • Storming of the barricades: Hundreds of Shia protesters invade Baghdad's Green Zone, tearing down th

    04/30/2016 10:43:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 4/30/16 | DailyMail
    Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed into Baghdad's Green Zone and broke into the Iraqi parliament building. The protesters, who had gathered outside the heavily fortified district, known as the Green Zone, crossed a bridge over the Tigris River chanting: 'The cowards ran away!' in apparent reference to departing lawmakers before breaking into the parliament building. The staggering scenes came after Sadr denounced Iraq's politicians' for their failure to reform a political quota system blamed for rampant corruption.
  • Iraq planning to build giant "wall" around Baghdad

    02/07/2016 2:44:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    cbs/ap ^ | 02/07/2016
    Saad al-Hadithi spoke to The Associated Press after an earlier statement from the prime minister's office seemed to dismiss the idea entirely. "Baghdad is the capital for all Iraqis and it's not possible for a wall or a fence to isolate the city," the earlier statement said. The plan for the wall was originally drafted by the Interior Ministry as an effort to curb near-daily attacks carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and cut down on checkpoints inside the city that snarl traffic. The Interior Ministry's spokesman, police Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, told The Associated...
  • JESUS THE WORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2015 9:37:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM the Author of My WORD there is no other and though others place man in this place by names, occasions or people "I AM THE WORD" and it MY SPIRIT speaking directly to you as these verses are read and spoken , yeah even meditated on. So Truly as My Word "It is written" it was only as these men journaled out My Heart that today it is given to you! So be my Scribe and sit at my feet for I have fresh Manna for each of you daily and it is I that desire you to...
  • Will Baghdad follow the fall of Saigon?

    11/04/2014 5:47:38 AM PST · by luke1825 · 19 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/3/2104 | peter lucas
    Barack Obama should listen to Peter Arnett. Arnett is the well-known war correspondent who not only covered the long war in Vietnam for the Associated Press, for which he won the Pulitzer, but who covered the shameful evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon in April 1975. Most recently, he was embedded in Baghdad, reporting from the front. The year 1975 was when the United States abandoned the people of South Vietnam to their fate as soldiers of the Communist North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong descended upon the city. They did so after the South Vietnamese Army, our...
  • Three planeloads of American diplomats and contractors evacuated

    06/12/2014 10:30:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 29 replies ^ | 12 June 2014 | David Mccormack and Associated Press Reporter
    Three planeloads of American diplomats and contractors evacuated from northern Iraq amid growing fears as Al Qaeda uprising in the region spreads... Several hundred American contractors are still waiting to leave, although the State Department said on Thursday that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad continues to operate as usual.
  • Ex-Rezko partner bankrupt

    02/16/2009 10:09:35 AM PST · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 733+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-16-09 | Tim Novak
    Tony Rezko's former development partner is broke. ### Dan Mahru -- a lawyer who became an ice peddler and real estate developer -- has filed for bankruptcy, declaring that he and his business partners, including Rezko, owe as much as $95 million to creditors. Mahru estimates his personal debts could be as high as $50 million. Mahru and Rezko split a few years ago. But they're still fighting dozens of lawsuits filed over housing developments they built. "I couldn't handle all the multitude of lawsuits involving Mr. Rezko,'' Mahru says. Mahru lists $48,970.61 in assets in the bankruptcy case he...
  • U.S. will appeal Blackwater case

    01/23/2010 9:53:49 AM PST · by ColdOne · 16 replies · 670+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 01/23/10 | HARRY SIEGEL |
    Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that the U.S. government would appeal a court decision that dismissed charges against five Blackwater employees stemming from a fatal shooting in Baghdad in 2007. The shooting emerged as a political flashpoint in Iraq, where many saw it as evidence that Americans operated outside of the law. Blackwater, since renamed Xe, later had its license to operate in Iraq pulled. Biden said that he felt ''personal regret'' for the shooting, AP reports. ''A dismissal is not an acquittal,'' he said. The case against the members of the Blackwater convoy, who were charged with manslaughter...
  • Iraq Report: On the offensive in the belts

    07/20/2007 5:12:00 PM PDT · by gpapa · 1 replies · 311+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | July 19, 2007 | Bill Roggio
    Iraqi and Coalition forces remain on the offensive in the Baghdad Belts of eastern Anbar province, northern Babil and Diyala, as the bulk of the major suicide and bombing attacks have shifted to the northern regions of Iraq. Kirkuk has seen a massive suicide attack during the past week, while insurgents targeted two bridges in western Anbar province, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have launched a multi-brigade operation. Diyala Arrowhead Ripper in the provincial capital of Baqubah has now expanded into the eastern sector of the city, called Old Baqubah. The eastern portion of Baqubah has been cordoned, and Iraqi...
  • Baghdad Clock, Washington Clock

    07/05/2007 9:17:39 PM PDT · by gpapa · 1 replies · 514+ views ^ | July 6, 2007 | Austin Bay
    It's a tale of two clocks, or perhaps three. The vague echo of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" has resonance, with Baghdad and Washington being the two 21st-century capitals, and Iraq's uncertain revolution the historical conflict. Baghdad's and Washington's clocks tick at very different speeds. Though both are erratic, Washington's runs fast, Baghdad's agonizingly slow. Failure to synchronize will have dangerous consequences.
  • Slow-motion Tet

    06/16/2007 1:02:48 PM PDT · by gpapa · 10 replies · 597+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 25, 2007 | Frederick W. Kagan & William Kristol
    Last week, a group of tribal leaders in Salah-ad-Din, the mostly Sunni province due north of Baghdad, agreed to work with the Iraqi government and U.S. forces against al Qaeda. Then al Qaeda destroyed the two remaining minarets of the al-Askariya mosque in Samarra, a city in the province. Coincidence? Perhaps. But al Qaeda is clearly taking a page from the Viet Cong's book. The terrorists have been mounting a slow-motion Tet offensive of spectacular attacks on markets, bridges, and mosques, knowing that the media report each such attack as an American defeat. The fact is that al Qaeda is...
  • U.S. troops raid al-Sadr’s Baghdad stronghold

    05/26/2007 7:08:22 AM PDT · by gpapa · 7 replies · 1,208+ views
    AP vis ^ | May 26, 2007 | Unattributed
    <p>BAGHDAD - A day after radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr resurfaced to end nearly four months in hiding and demand U.S. troops leave Iraq, American forces raided his Sadr City stronghold and killed five suspected militia fighters in air strikes Saturday.</p>
  • Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens Across Iraq (Surge working-- time to move Goalposts)

    03/24/2007 9:01:22 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies · 823+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 25, 2007 | Karin Brulliard
    BAGHDAD, March 24 -- More than 45 Iraqis were killed and dozens injured in suicide bombings across Iraq on Saturday, officials said, as insurgents stepped up their offensives against the Iraqi police and military. The deadliest attack took place in Baghdad when a suicide bomber managed to get a truck loaded with construction materials -- and explosives -- past a checkpoint and into the parking lot of a Dora neighborhood police station, where construction work was being done. Fourteen policemen and six civilians were killed, and 26 people were wounded, news services reported, citing police sources.
  • U.S. army says fewer IED attacks in one part of Baghdad [Reuters suffering setbacks in WOT]

    03/16/2007 6:50:56 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 3 replies · 327+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2007
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest security crackdown in one part of Baghdad has led to significantly fewer attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces with improvised explosive devices, an American Army commander said on Friday. Col. J.B. Burton, who heads a brigade patrolling a 36-square-mile (93-square-km) area of western Baghdad where about 1 million people live, cautioned that difficult work lay ahead and that the United States was not declaring victory. "It is important to note that the overall effects of this new Baghdad security plan ... will not be seen in days or weeks, but over the course of months,"...
  • Baghdad on the Potomac?

    02/20/2007 6:23:32 PM PST · by gpapa · 11 replies · 605+ views ^ | February 20, 2007 | Pat Buchanan
    Both houses of Congress have now gone on record opposing Bush's dispatch of 21,500 more troops to Iraq. Yet neither house is willing to end U.S. involvement by cutting off funding for the war. Transparently, this is not a strategy for victory. It is a hold-the-line, stay-the-course strategy until America concludes that the price in blood and treasure of averting defeat is too high, and demands that U.S. troops be brought home, no matter the consequences. Absent a deus ex machina, we are on the road to defeat. The timing alone remains in doubt.
  • U.S. says checking reports helicopter down in Iraq [helicopter down]

    02/07/2007 1:20:58 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 46 replies · 1,717+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | February 7, 2007
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was checking reports that a Chinook transport helicopter might have come down near Baghdad. Two witnesses in the area, just north of Baghdad, told Reuters they saw a Chinook helicopter come down amid gunfire from the ground. They said it was unclear if the helicopter had crashed or made an emergency landing. ~ snip ~
  • Belmont Club: Pretty pictures 2 (True Picture of Situation in Iraq)

    04/02/2006 5:25:02 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 3 replies · 1,639+ views
    Belmont Club | 4/2/2006 | Wretchard
    The Belmont Club History and History in the Making Friday, March 31, 2006 Pretty pictures 2 It's kinda nice when an Iraqi resistance conference provides some confirmation for the pictures I've been drawing. Iraq the Model's latest posts throws more light on the relationship of the "political struggle" in Iraq to the insurgency. These days in Beirut, the fourth conference for supporting the "Iraqi resistance" is being held. It came only less than a year after their grand failure 3rd conference which we wrote about back in August.The most notable statement given during this conference was made by Hasan...
  • Zikes!! My doctor just told me I have a bad case of ISLAMOPHOBIA

    "...displays of Islam’s violent intolerance have been coming thick and fast the last few decades, and can be found on every page of history going back to the 7th century, when Islam began its expansion with the blood of several hundred decapitated Jews."
  • "At War With Ourselves" -V.D. Hanson

    Last week the golden dome of the Askariya shrine in Samarra was blown apart. Sectarian riots followed, and reprisals and deaths ensued. Thugs and criminals came out of the woodwork to foment further violence. But instead of the apocalypse of an ensuing civil war, a curfew was enforced. Iraqi security forces stepped in with some success. Shaken Sunni and Shiite leaders appeared on television to urge restraint, and there appeared at least the semblance of reconciliation that may soon presage a viable coalition government. But here at home you would have thought that our own capitol dome had exploded.
  • No Civil War in Iraq

    March 1, 2006 -- THE reporting out of Baghdad continues to be hysterical and dishonest. There is no civil war in the streets. None. Period. Terrorism, yes. Civil war, no. Clear enough? Yesterday, I crisscrossed Baghdad, visiting communities on both banks of the Tigris and logging at least 25 miles on the streets. With the weekend curfew lifted, I saw traffic jams, booming business — and everyday life in abundance.
  • One finger at a time (Giving the Purple Finger)

    12/11/2005 1:41:49 PM PST · by NorthEasterner · 2 replies · 1,204+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | 12/11/05 | Zito
    One finger at a time TRIBUNE-REVIEW Iraq is under siege. And, for a moment, it has nothing to do with "insurgents," Saddam meltdowns or weak-kneed U.S. politicians. This siege is one that your average American is pretty familiar with: that mentally fatiguing final week leading to Election Day. Iraq resembles a targeted swing state; sophisticated media have taken hold. Savvy radio and television commercials bear a striking similarity to those produced here; political consultants are even advising campaigns on media saturation and how to react to developments.
  • Belmont Club: Baghdad county

    12/08/2005 7:38:40 AM PST · by ckilmer · 3 replies · 329+ views
    Belmont Club | Thursday, December 08, 2005 | wretchard
    Thursday, December 08, 2005 Baghdad county Bill Roggio's last two posts from Iraq, Patrolling Haqlaniyah and On the Offensive in Ramadi describe a situation in which military operations have become a handmaiden to politics. Not American politics primarily , but Iraqi politics. For a sense of what that kind of politicking looks like Iraq the Model's synopsis at Pajamas Media is close to the best. Basically, the various tribes, religious and ethnic groups (even the Christians) are maneuvering for votes: including, surprise, surprise, the Sunni insurgents. "The new and interesting thing in this election is the large-scale participation of Sunni...
  • Democrats demand total Iraq pullout

    11/17/2005 10:10:23 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 41 replies · 806+ views
    AFP ^ | October 18 2005
    Representative John Murtha's bill, the first to demand an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, stunned officials in Washington. The veteran US lawmaker said that the US military operation in Iraq is a lost cause. "Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the US cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily," said Murtha, a Vietnam War veteran considered more hawkish than most members of his party. "It's time to bring them home," Murtha said. His resolution came two days after the Senate approved a Republican measure requiring the White House provide quarterly updates on the...
  • A Major Explosion Shakes Central Baghdad

    11/17/2005 10:08:22 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 12 replies · 859+ views
    AP ^ | November 18 2005
    A major explosion shook central Baghdad Friday morning near an interior ministry building where U.S. troops found detainees showing signs of torture, witnesses said. There was no immediate information about casualties. The blast in the Jadiriyah neighborhood reverberated through the city center, sent a mushroom cloud hundreds of feet into the air and was followed by the sounds of sporadic small arms fire. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Earlier this week U.S. troops found up to 173 malnourished detainees, some showing signs of torture, in the building. Most were believed to be Sunni Arabs, the main...
  • Complete Broadcast Schedule from CENTCOM HQ, Kuwait, Iraq ('Iraq Truth Tour - July 8th to July 15th)

    07/05/2005 1:59:05 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 1,369+ views
    Move America Forward website ^ | July 3rd, 2005 | Howard Kaloogian
    Here is the complete broadcast schedule for the talk show hosts who will be broadcasting live from Iraq next week: (I added the show links where people can listen on-line) href=" Complete Broadcast Schedule from CENTCOM HQ, Kuwait, Iraq (All times are eastern) --- Friday July 8- Tampa, FL - Centcom Headquarters Melanie Morgan (from San Francisco), KSFO: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM ('Listen Now' link) (Show page) Martha Zoller, WDUN: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Listen On-Line link) Michael Graham, WMAL: 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM (Listen Live link) Buzz Patterson/Martha Zoller, Rightalk: 11 AM – 12...
  • Female Sergeant wins Silver Star - Terrorists Humiliated By Woman Warrior From Hell

    06/27/2005 9:32:00 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 22 replies · 2,842+ views
    Gunny Bob's 'Hall of Heroes' ^ | June 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, 617th Military Police Company, Iraq FEMALE SERGEANT WINS SILVER STAR Terrorists Humiliated By Woman Warrior From Hell A female military police soldier was awarded a Silver Star Thursday in Iraq for helping to fight off insurgent forces that ambushed her convoy in March. Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester of the 617th Military Police Company, a National Guard unit out of Richmond, Ky., is the first woman since World War II to receive the prestigious award for bravery under fire, according to a Defense Department press release. Hester, 23, received the award along with two other soldiers from...
  • Constitution fever! (by Mohammed, 'Iraq the Model')

    06/22/2005 12:16:44 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Iraq the Model (bloggers in Samawa and Basra, Iraq) ^ | June 21st, 2005 | Mohammed & Omar
    Tuesday, June 21, 2005 Constitution fever! Public conferences and sessions in Baghdad and other provinces seem to be endless nowadays; municipalities, NGOs and forums are all very excited about Iraq's top topic which is writing the Iraqi constitution and they obviously don't want to miss the chance to take part in the historic event. Such activities play a good role in educating the population and activating the concept of public involvement in the state's decisive steps through organizing sending the people's suggestions and thoughts to the authorities and making sure they're being considered. During the past week, we were able...
  • Mohammendan Conquests; Battle of Tours

    11/04/2004 7:56:21 AM PST · by motherof2 · 3 replies · 467+ views
    Modern Times and the Living Past | 1925 | Elson
    "The religion of Mohammed is called Islam, and his followers are called Moslems. Jesus had sent forth his followers to conquer the world by preaching love; the Arabian prophet sent his to conquer with the sword. No band of men ever set out on a great task with more fanatical zeal than the followers of Mohammed in their attempt to conquer the world for the new religion. Great numbers of men were drawn to their ranks. Within a few years they had conquered Mesopotamia and Persia. Near the site of ancient Babylon they built the magnificent city of Bagdad. They...
  • The Untold 911 Story

    06/27/2004 9:09:58 AM PDT · by sfwarrior · 15 replies · 444+ views (SF Chron). ^ | 6/28/04 | Adam Sparks
    "Stay quiet, and you'll be OK." -- Mohammad Atta, 9/11 terrorist, speaking to the passengers and crew of the airplane that was flown into the first of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Atta's admonition to the ill-fated people aboard the doomed airliner sounds as though it applies equally to the American press as it communicates to its readers. Don't ask questions, and listen calmly to us, and everything will be all right. Not! A draft report from the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was released two weeks...
  • Blasts Hit Two Iraqi Cities on Religious Holiday

    03/02/2004 2:53:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 177+ views
    FNC ^ | March 2, 2004
    <p>WASHINGTON — Several explosions hit Shiite shrines in the Iraqi cities of Karbala (search) and Baghdad as tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered for a religious festival on Tuesday. More than 100 people were killed and scores were injured in the attacks.</p>
  • Explosions in Bagdad and possibly Karbala as well (At Least 85 Killed)

    03/01/2004 11:18:06 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 210 replies · 448+ views
    CNN ^ | 2 march 2004 | CNN
    just breaking on CNN...seems to be targetting Shias. Many people out for their holy celebrations..
  • Ending Horrors Justifies the Iraq War

    12/30/2003 5:02:08 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 16 replies · 120+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/30/03 | Matthew Gutman
    <p>BAGHDAD — When I close my eyes, I see Adnan Farrage Sa'edi, a Shiite and former inmate at the Hakamiyeh prison, bent on his knees, arms jerked upward. He showed me that position to simulate the hook and crank that leisurely lifted him 2 meters off the ground by his bound hands, dislocating his shoulders. Pop, pop.</p>
  • Inhofe's trip on schedule despite attack

    08/20/2003 9:59:55 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 1 replies · 207+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 8-20-03 | Chris Casteel
    WASHINGTON -- When a truck bomb exploded Tuesday at the United Nations compound in Baghdad, Iraq, Sen. Jim Inhofe was just a few miles away, meeting with U.S. officials and doing telephone interviews with reporters back home in Oklahoma. "I'm not sure I heard it," Inhofe, R-Tulsa, said in a brief interview with The Oklahoman as he left Baghdad. "There are a lot of explosions around here." Inhofe, a member of the Armed Services Committee, was one of several U.S. lawmakers in Baghdad at the time of the bombing; none were hurt. Inhofe said they were taken by helicopter to...
  • Baghdad Blogger [The adventures of Salam Pax]

    06/04/2003 6:42:40 AM PDT · by pcx99 · 2 replies · 103+ views
    The Guardian [UK] ^ | 06/04/03 | Salam Pax
    Baghdad Blogger His irreverent web diary became an internet sensation during the war. Now, in the first of his fortnightly Guardian columns, Salam Pax reports on life in the Iraqi capital Wednesday June 4, 2003 The Guardian Vacancies: President needed - fluent in English, will have limited powers only. Generous bonuses." This appeared on the first page of the Ahrar newspaper. Another new weekly. Newspapers are coming out of our ears these days. There are two questions which no one can answer: how many political parties are there now in Iraq? And how many newspapers are printed weekly?" Most of...
  • CNN: Credibility No None.

    04/16/2003 1:16:30 PM PDT · by commiefighter · 7 replies · 230+ views
    In an April 11th revelation on the New York Times editorial page, Eason Jordan, CNN chief news executive, revealed that CNN had kept its Baghdad bureau open, even after some of their Iraqi employees had been arrested and tortured; and the information minister had threatened to assassinate reporters if they went to Northern Iraq. Peter Collins, former CNN reporter in Baghdad, followed up in the April 15th Washington Times, stating that CNN had told him to report verbatim a text from the Iraqi Ministry of Information--and was then criticized for not delivering the report with enough enthusiasm. Everyone should know...
  • TV networks showed battles as US troops entered Baghdad

    04/05/2003 1:48:10 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 300+ views
    Agence France-Presse | April 5, 2003
    PARIS (AFP) - International television networks Saturday showed viewers around the world astounding footage of battles in which US mechanized units stormed in and out of a southern district of the Iraqi capital. The networks, including Fox News, Sky News, CNN and BBC World showed pictures taken mostly by their own cameramen embedded with armoured US forces, or by cameramen working for other networks. In some of the most impressive footage, Fox TV and Sky News viewers were able to acompany a tank column advancing on an Iraqi highway and actually watch as what seemed to be a speeding...
  • MSNBC Live Feed Following What Looks Like A Light In The Sky

    04/04/2003 11:02:27 AM PST · by Colorado Doug · 218 replies · 299+ views
    Could be a plane testing for AAA? Seems to change directions. Can hear explosions in the background. Does anyone else see it?
  • Huge explosions and automatic gunfire heard in Bagdad

    04/04/2003 10:33:45 AM PST · by OutSpot · 9 replies · 204+ views | 04/04/03 | Outspot
    Just heard a large explosion on the web cam. Intermittent automatic gunfire... (Are our forces in the city?). Lots of explosions permeate the audio feed. Select the Bagdad web cam feed. Also looks like lights out!!!
  • Dawn Bombings Shake Bagdad After Suicide Bombing

    03/30/2003 12:20:44 AM PST · by Eagle9 · 3 replies · 169+ views
    Yahoo News - Reuters ^ | March 29, 2003 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    Top Stories - Reuters Dawn Bombings Shake Baghdad After Suicide Bombing 2 hours, 26 minutes ago Add Top Stories - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Khaled Yacoub OweisBAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes struck Baghdad with bombs and missiles in unrelenting air attacks on Sunday after an Iraqi army officer killed four American soldiers in a suicide bombing. Reuters Photo Latest news: · U.S. Warplanes Pound Republican Guard AP - 8 minutes ago · U.S. Warplanes Raid Targets Near Karbala AP - 53 minutes ago · Bush: U.S. Fights 'Desperate' Iraq Troops AP - Sat Mar 29,11:26 PM ET Special...
  • Veteran war reporter Robert Fisk tours the Baghdad . . .

    03/26/2003 9:41:48 PM PST · by Sally II · 22 replies · 233+ views
    Code Pink ^ | March 23, 2003 | Robert Fisk
    Veteran war reporter Robert Fisk tours the Baghdad hospital to see thewounded after a devastating night of air strikesby Robert Fisk in Baghdad, London IndependentMarch 23rd, 2003 Donald Rumsfeld says the American attack on Baghdad is "as targeted an aircampaign as has ever existed" but he should not try telling that tofive-year-old Doha Suheil. She looked at me yesterday morning, drip feedattached to her nose, a deep frown over her small face as she tried vainlyto move the left side of her body. The cruise missile that exploded close toher home in the Radwaniyeh suburb of Baghdad blasted shrapnel into...
  • Fighting Near Shi'ite Holy City on Road to Baghdad

    03/23/2003 1:23:21 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 220+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/23/03
    SOUTHERN IRAQ (Reuters) - Iraqi troops fought U.S. advance units overnight near the central Shi'ite holy city of Najaf as an armored American advance moved closer to the capital Baghdad and President Saddam Hussein's power base. Reuters correspondent Luke Baker, traveling with units of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, saw a limited clash with Iraqi troops 45 miles southeast of Najaf that held up the U.S. advance overnight. At the southern tip of Iraq, a firefight between U.S. and Iraqi forces broke out on Sunday in the town of Umm Qasr, one day after U.S. officials said they had taken...
  • Three dead in Baghdad bombing blitz: Iraqi minister

    03/22/2003 6:40:13 AM PST · by Colorado Doug · 10 replies · 187+ views
    Jang ^ | 3/22/2003
    (Updated at 1700 PST) BAGHDAD: Three people were killed during the British and US bombing of the Iraqi capital overnight, Iraqi Health Minister Umid Medhat Mubarak told reporters Saturday.
  • United States Launches War Against Iraq

    03/19/2003 9:18:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 192+ views ^ | 3-19-03 | AP
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq  — The United States has launched its opening attack against Iraq, smashing "targets of military opportunity" in a pre-dawn surgical missile strike after President Bush's deadline for Saddam Hussein to leave the country passed unheeded.</p> <p>Shortly after the missile attack, about 1,000 U.S. troops launched a raid in Afghanistan, seeking Al Qaeda terrorists, the U.S military said.</p>
  • Iraq's leaders vow they won't be caught

    03/11/2003 7:29:06 AM PST · by kcvl · 35 replies · 307+ views
    Edmonton Journal ^ | 03.11.03 | Patrick Graham
    Iraq's leaders vow they won't be caught 'Thousands of places' to hide and fight, says Saddam's adviser Patrick Graham CanWest News Service Tuesday, March 11, 2003 BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government is making plans to go underground and continue its fight against U.S. forces long after an invasion, says a senior adviser to President Saddam Hussein. In an interview with CanWest News Service on Monday, the official said he believed there is a 60 per cent to 70 per cent chance of an American attack within the next week. "For the first two or three days the Americans will feel...
  • US, UK deny Iraq charge of flight over Baghdad

    11/27/2002 6:15:20 AM PST · by stilts · 204+ views
    Khaleej Times (U.A.E.) ^ | November 27, 2002 | AFP
    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi civil defence official said Western planes flew over Baghdad on Wednesday, setting off air raid sirens in the Iraqi capital but launching no attacks. "We had an aerial breach by enemy planes," the official told Reuters. "But there is no attack." US and British military spokesmen quickly denied there had been any British or US activity over Baghdad. There was no immediate comment from the Iraqi military. "Iraqi claims that Western warplanes flew over Baghdad tonight are false," a Pentagon spokesman in Washington said. "In recent days there have been several false reports regarding US activity...
  • Goood Morning, Baghdad! - The Saddam Show

    09/22/2002 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Dark Wing · 2 replies · 163+ views ^ | 9/20/2002 | Tom Holsinger
    Goood Morning, Baghdad! - The Saddam Show by Tom Holsinger September 20, 2002 American electronics wizards, both military and in Hollywood special effects, might win our pending war against Iraq without our having to fire a shot. Plans exist to knock out Iraqi television transmitters and replace their networks with our own, broadcast from special aircraft. Publicly known plans of our proposed replacement programming would be greatly improved by bringing Adrian Cronauer back, but greater opportunities exist. British psychological warfare in World War Two broadcast fake German (sometimes fake fake German) radio shows, and sometimes took over real ones. Sefton...
  • Saddam should be given the chance to avoid a war that seems inevitable!

    09/21/2002 3:30:15 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 314+ views
    The UK Independent ^ | 17 September 2002 | Donald Macintyre
    Saddam should be given the chance to avoid a war that seems inevitable To be credible, a UN ultimatum has to offer Saddam's regime a genuine way out if he chooses to take itDonald Macintyre 17 September 2002 Seen through the headlines, it was all beginning to look pretty simple. The US was determined to go to war against Iraq and slowly, and in most cases reluctantly, the rest of the world was falling into line. There were some diplomatic preliminaries to come in New York, but America's fellow permanent members of the UN Security Council had been left...
  • Farrakhan in Iraq for 'solidarity' visit!!!!

    07/07/2002 5:49:59 PM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies · 580+ views
    From the International Desk at UPI ^ | Published 7/6/2002 4:15 PM | Editorial Staff
    Farrakhan in Iraq for 'solidarity' visit From the International Desk Published 7/6/2002 4:15 PM BAGDAD, Iraq, July 6 (UPI) -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan held a series of meetings Saturday with Iraqi officials on the second day of his visit to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to discuss ways to avoid a possible U.S. military campaign. The official Iraqi News Agency, INA, said Farrakhan, on a "solidarity" visit to Iraq, held talks with Islamic Affairs Minister Abdul Munem Saleh on "ways to confront the American threats against Iraq." INA quoted the African-American Muslim leader as saying "the Muslim...