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  • Russia claims Syria air defenses shot down 71 of 103 missiles

    04/15/2018 7:22:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 4/15/2018 | unk
    The Russian military has claimed that the Syrian air defences, whose most modern weapon is a three-decades-old Russian-supplied anti-aircraft system, shot down 71 of 103 missiles fired by the US and its allies, the UK and France, a claim denied by the Pentagon. As further details began to emerge about the sites targeted by the US-led strikes, Col Gen Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military said the strikes had not caused any casualties and that Syrian military facilities suffered only minor damage. It was not possible to verify the claims. The most up-to-date system that Moscow has supplied to the...
  • Entering Baghdad - 7 Apr 2003 - Baghdad Bob

    07/28/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    American troops entering Baghdad, though unnoticed by Baghdad Bob. Multiple news networks.
  • White House Angrily Reacts to Request That Rhodes Testify About Iran Deal Deception

    05/12/2016 2:16:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest angrily reacted to the suggestion that embattled Obama aide Ben Rhodes testify in a hearing on the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday. “With all due respect to the chairman, if he has an interest in a hearing about false narratives as it relates to the Iran deal then I’ve got some suggestions for people they should swear in,” Earnest said. Earnest went on to name congressional members who either opposed the Iran deal or as the Earnest put it were “wrong or just lying.” Earnest admitted he did not know the procedure for swearing in...
  • Donald Trump: I’m Not ‘Selling Out to Wall Street’ by Bringing On Goldman Sachs Alum

    05/06/2016 10:03:44 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/06/16 | John Hayward
    On Friday’s Breitbart News Daily, SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon asked Donald Trump about the appointment of his business associate Steven Mnuchin as campaign finance chairman. The move has been criticized because of Mnuchin’s long tenure with Goldman Sachs–the financial giant seen as a Wall Street villain by the populist constituency that propelled Trump to victory in the GOP primary. In fact, during the Republican primary, Senator Ted Cruz was criticized because his wife Heidi worked for the company. “Some people are saying, ‘He’s selling out to Wall Street already; he’s gonna have all kinds of favors he’s going to...
  • CNBC’s Kernan: Rubio Sounded Like ‘Baghdad Bob’ Last Night

    03/02/2016 10:40:58 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/02/16 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the day after the Super Tuesday presidential contests, host Joe Kernan reacted toSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speech in Miami, FL reacting to his performance. Kernan declared Rubio’s message to be a “weird alternate universe” and likened it to former Iraqi spokesman Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, also known as “Baghdad Bob,” who made incredible statements about the Iraqi military’s performance during the 2003 invasion despite the facts on the ground being otherwise. “Where did Alice go?” Kernan said. “Down a rabbit hole or something? This is some weird alternate universe.  The other thing that struck me last night, did...
  • On ISIS, Barack Obama Is Baghdad Bob

    12/05/2015 11:24:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 4, 2015 | Sean Davis
    "ISIS is contained” is the new “American tanks are not in Baghdad” of 2015. In the throes of a tight re-election campaign in October of 2012, President Barack Obama declared that al Qaeda was “on the run.” In one sense, he was right: al Qaeda was running into the arms of ISIS, which was running wild in the Middle East. But his intended implication–that his policies had routed the terrorists, rendered them incapable of hurting Americans, and as a result made America safer from the threat of terrorist attack–was demonstrably false.
  • Our ‘Baghdad Bob’ president

    10/07/2015 10:24:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, better known as “Baghdad Bob,” was the unintentionally hilarious Iraqi information minister who, no matter what evidence to the contrary, emphatically predicted evisceration of U.S. forces during the Iraq war and denied any news suggesting otherwise. As NBC News recalled, “His last public appearance as information minister was on April 8, 2003, the day before the fall of Baghdad, when he said that the Americans ‘are going to surrender or be burned in their tanks. They will surrender, it is they who will surrender.’ ” Baghdad Bob now seems to be the model for the Obama White...
  • This Week’s Top Mis-spoke, Mis-misunderstanding and Lie

    05/22/2015 8:39:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-22-2015 | MOTUS
    This week’s top Mis-spoke award goes to Mosel Marie:-Goodness, what a big face you have!Following in the lip prints of Baghdad Bob the ever affable Marie advises us that the Iraqi army is still “holding the line” just outside the city of Ramadi:“Hold that line! Hold that line!” Boy, that high school cheerleading experience sure comes in handy now that Marie is the deputy spokesmouth at the State Department. Marie Harf: Varsity Cheerleader for the Grandville High Blue Aces, 1999And did you know that when Marie was an actual high school cheerleader she nearly died from toxic shock syndrome? True...
  • Dumbfounded Americans UNLOAD on Marie Harf’s unbelievable statement: ‘Iraqi forces held their lines’

    05/21/2015 11:21:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 54 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 5/21/2015 | Tom Tillison
    Doing her best impression of Baghdad Bob, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf gave the Iraqi army props following the fall of Ramadi. Never mind that Iraqi forces cut and ran, surrendering the city to Islamic State militants. “The Iraqi security forces have held their lines on the outside of the city,” Harf told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday.
  • Socialist Bernie Sanders on single payer: Will you believe me or the tidal wave of red ink?

    02/26/2015 8:04:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Socialists, Democrats, Communists and liberals rely on people being kept in the dark about their policies. Things are so much easier for them that way. When the media never asks inconvenient questions, any chance of the truth getting out is generally non-existent. But when the bottom publically falls out of one of their fake “benefits” it becomes impossible for these people to keep us in the dark. When the Berlin Wall was coming down the Communists were still telling people to go back to work at their useless factories where they were making useless commodities no one wanted; but the...
  • Baghdad Bob is in terminal condition

    12/08/2014 12:45:28 PM PST · by GOP Congress · 61 replies
    Of every liberal, enemy agent, and other non-conservative person in this world whom I for the most part abhor, one person stands out whom I actually have a soft spot for. That, of course, is the infamous Iraqi Information Minister, colloquially known as "Baghdad Bob", during the start of the war in Iraq. Ironically, every newscaster in the mainstream media in the United States has aspired to Bob's level of "substance" and have usually achieved such prominence, many actually surpassing Baghdad Bob's own rhetoric. To that end, one cannot really hate Baghdad Bob as much as one would like, as...
  • Democrats Are Positive The Border is Secure

    07/18/2014 4:14:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/18/2014 | David Rutz
    The border is secure. It’s more secure than ever. It’s so, so secure.Democrats from the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have repeated that chorus over the years, but the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has seen more than 50,000 children caught crossing it just since October. Undocumented immigrants have been sent to states like Oklahoma and Nebraska without warning. President Obama, fiercely criticized for attending fundraisers last week rather than visiting the border, has an approval rating of just 28 percent on the subject.Yet President Obama declared in 2011 his administration had solidified the border during an address in El Paso, Texas, advocating...
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney resigns

    05/30/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 210 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | BY Leslie Larson
  • Chris Matthews Still Claiming Benghazi Attack was a Spontaneous Movie Review

    02/06/2014 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC has become the Pravda of the US media, the loyalist outlet that clings to discredited government propaganda even long after the government stopped repeating it. If Chris Matthews put on a uniform, he could be Baghdad Bob. In Chris Matthews’ world, time never moves forward. The old lies are still good enough.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO MATTHEWS: This is my problem Joy with that interview and the questioning from O’Reilly, and I’m not a media critic. But the information’s out there that Susan Rice told the truth. It was a spontaneous attack on our facility in Benghazi… In...
  • Carney: ‘No Question’ Al-Qaeda On the Run

    08/06/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 6, 2013 - 4:00 PM
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said there is “no question” that al-Qaeda is on the run, even though U.S. outposts remain closed due to terror threats throughout the world. “We do stand by that,” Carney said on Tuesday when asked if he stands by his previous comments that al-Qaeda has been weakened despite the recent threat, according to the pool report. “There's no question that core al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been severely diminished,” he said. …
  • US household wealth regains pre-recession peak (includes caveats, of course)

    03/08/2013 7:46:10 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8,2013 12:02 AM (ET) | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - It took 5 1/2 years. Surging stock prices and steady home-price increases have finally allowed Americans to regain the $16 trillion in wealth they lost to the Great Recession. The gains are helping support the economy and could lead to further spending and growth. The recovered wealth - most of it from higher stock prices - has been flowing mainly to richer Americans. By contrast, middle class wealth is mostly in the form of home equity, which has risen much less.
  • Tripoli 'under control' of Gaddafi forces, says son

    08/22/2011 10:31:26 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 9 replies
    TRIPOLI: Tripoli is "under control" of the regime, a son of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi claimed early on, after rebels said they had taken most of the capital and gunfire rattled the port city. Seif al-Islam, wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, met some journalists just hours after ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said rebel forces had arrested him. "Tripoli is under our control. Everyone should rest assured. All is well in Tripoli," the defiant son of the Libyan strongman told the three journalists at a vacant lot outside his father's Bab al-Azizya compound in Tripoli in...
  • CIA not conducting operation in Pakistan: Malik

    06/19/2011 6:30:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies ^ | Sunday June 19, 2011 | Pakistan News Service
    Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Saturday that Pakistan was a sovereign state and that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was neither conducting any operation inside the country nor would it be allowed to do so. Talking to the media outside parliament, he said the law enforcement agencies were conducting an operation against illegal immigrants. He said the people who were living in Pakistan despite the expiry of visas had also been deported. He urged the people to stand with national security agencies and criticism of them without any evidence was unjustified because they were fighting for the survival...
  • Pajamas Media: Fear the Media Meltdown, Not the Nuclear One (UPDATED)

    03/15/2011 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3/15/11 | Charlie Martin
    The March 11 earthquake off the coast of Japan has been an unprecedented disaster. Now estimated to have been a magnitude 9 earthquake — one of the top five earthquakes measured since reporting started in 1900 — it was the result of a “megathrust [1]” in which an area of sea floor bigger than the state of Connecticut [2] broke free and moved under the force of colliding tectonic plates. It was so strong that it literally moved the entire island of Honshu eight feet to the east. The earthquake was then followed by a tsunami comparable to the Boxing...

    03/14/2011 7:11:48 PM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 113 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | March 13, 2011 | Dr. Josef Oehmen,
    This was originally posted as a comment on Japan Death Toll Climbs Astronomically As Nuclear Crisis Spreads. UPDATE: We have learned that this was written by Dr. Josef Oehmen, a research scientist at MIT. It was originally posted here. I repeat, there was and will *not* be any significant release of radioactivity from the damaged Japanese reactors. By "significant" I mean a level of radiation of more than what you would receive on - say - a long distance flight, or drinking a glass of beer that comes from certain areas with high levels of natural background radiation. I have...