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  • Glen Beck - Cole Commander and family of murdered sailor to talk about Obama's decision

    02/06/2009 2:17:47 PM PST · by utahson · 46 replies · 2,175+ views
    Glen Beck Program | 2-6-09 | Glen Beck
    Glen Beck has taken Obama to task and slammed him for his behavior and stated Obama is going soft on terrorism. He is about to have the former Cole Commander on and the family of one of the murdered sailors about their meeting at the Whitehouse with Obama and his decision to drop all charges against the terrorist that murdered 17 U.S. Sailors.
  • Video: Former Commander Of USS Cole "Deeply Disappointed"

    02/06/2009 8:32:14 AM PST · by careyb · 8 replies · 869+ views
    Morning Joe ^ | 2/6/09 | Morning Joe
    More calm than I would be.
  • Victims of Cole bombing upset

    02/06/2009 5:38:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies · 2,956+ views
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2009 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    A top officer slammed Obama's decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the 2000 suspected U.S.S. Cole ship bomber. The commanding officer of the U.S.S. Cole during the 2000 attack slammed President Barack Obama Friday for his decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the suspected ship bomber and the president’s order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. “Personally, I am very disappointed he has gone forward with this,” said retired Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show. “But more important is the impact that has on the families who have waited for eight years for...
  • Military Judge Denies Obama Request to Suspend Guantanamo Hearings

    01/29/2009 9:13:17 AM PST · by IrishMike · 183 replies · 8,648+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Peter Finn
    A military judge has refused the Obama administration's request to delay proceeding for 120 days in the case of a detainee held at the U.S. naval prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who is accused of planning the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole warship, an al-Qaeda strike that killed 17 service members and injured 50 others. The decision throws into some disarray the administration's plan to buy some time as it reviews individual detainee cases as part of its plan to close the prison. The Pentagon may now be forced to withdraw the charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a...
  • Father of Cole victim sues over ban of his anti-Islam decals

    12/08/2008 9:06:33 AM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 54 replies · 2,554+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 8 Dec 08 | Kate Wiltrout
    For more than six years, Jesse Nieto drove to work at Camp Lejeune, N.C., in a car that left no doubt about his views. "Islam = terrorism" asserted one sticker on the back window of his maroon Scion. Another decal showed a cartoon boy urinating on the image of a turban-wearing man. A third, paraphrased to eliminate a curse word, said, Disgrace my flag, and I will defecate on your Quran. His feelings stem from a personal tragedy: His son died in a terrorist attack on the Norfolk-based destroyer Cole in Yemen in 2000. In August, base officials told Nieto,...
  • NRCC’s Cole Urges “Bold” Agendas, Standing Close to McCain

    05/15/2008 5:55:09 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 103+ views
    southernpoliticalreport ^ | 05/15/08 | Hastings Wyman
    Be bold, be bold, but not too bold, Mr. Fox in an old English fairy tale. US Rep. Tom Cole (OK), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), acknowledging that “a large segment of the American people doesn’t have confidence” in the GOP, urged his party’s candidates for Congress to put forth a bold agenda for change. In a telephone conference call with reporters today, he cited the example of presumptive GOP nominee John McCain for establishing his own identity and running substantially ahead of a generic Republican in opinion polls. Cole said voters like candidates “who are bold,...
  • Republicans Impatient with House Leadership

    05/14/2008 7:39:02 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies · 143+ views
    Politicalwire ^ | 5/14/2008 | Taegan Goddard
    After losing their third special election loss in recent weeks, Mike Allen says there are "whispers among some House Republicans" about trying to replace Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) with Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), "who was NRCC chairman from 1998 to 2002." In addition, Allen says House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) "also has to watch his back" since House conservatives are "especially restive." Cole, as Marc Ambinder notes, pushed the panic button last night "warning his incumbents and challengers: change or die."
  • USS Cole heads back to Lebanon

    05/11/2008 1:35:25 PM PDT · by norcal joe · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Now Lebanon ^ | May 11, 2008
    A US warship, which was deployed off Lebanon in February amid concern over Beirut's political crisis, crossed Egypt's Suez Canal on Sunday on its way to the Mediterranean, an official with the canal authority told AFP. “The USS Cole has crossed the Suez Canal and is headed to the Mediterranean,” the official said, adding he did not know its exact destination. The United States sent the guided-missile destroyer to waters off the coast of Lebanon on February 28, in what US officials said was “a show of support for regional stability” amid concerns over Lebanon's protracted political crisis. US Secretary...
  • U.S. Frustrated By Elusive Justice Served to USS Cole Plotters

    05/04/2008 4:20:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies · 185+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 04, 2008
    U.S. Frustrated By Elusive Justice Served to USS Cole Plotters May 04, 2008 It's been called "the forgotten attack" but it's one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history. Eight years after the USS Cole was attacked by a motorboat packed with explosives, all of the six men convicted of the strike have escaped from prison, or been freed by Yemeni officials. Seventeen sailors were killed and 40 more wounded in the strike, blamed on Usama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. Jamal al-Badawi, who helped organize the Cole plot, has reportedly escaped from Yemeni prisons twice. He is supposedly...
  • Terror-hit US ship in Goa (USS Cole)

    04/20/2008 3:05:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies · 135+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | April 21, 2008 | The Telegraph
    An American warship attacked by suspected suicide terrorists in the Gulf is embedded in a British flotilla that begins exercises with the Indian Navy off Goa from Monday. The 12-day exercise is the third in the series of the Konkan drills between the Royal Navy and its Indian counterpart. A French ship, the Surcouf, will also participate in the war game that involves the Royal Navy carrier strike group led by the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The attack on the USS Cole on October 12, 2000, at the Yemen port of Aden by suspected al Qaida suicide bombers blew a...
  • 'USS Cole' Sent to Lebanese Coast (Payback Time?)

    02/28/2008 2:40:56 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 1,106+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 2/28/2008 | n/a
    The United States has sent the USS Cole warship to the coast of Lebanon in a "show of support" for regional stability, US officials said today. A senior Bush administration official said the US was concerned about the political deadlock in Lebanon, which Washington blames on Syrian interference. "The United States believes a show of support is important for regional stability. We are very concerned about the situation in Lebanon. It has dragged on very long," said the senior official, who spoke on condition anonymity. Lebanon's western-backed governing coalition and its Syrian- and Iranian-backed opposition have failed to reach a...
  • The Myths & Facts According To Juan Cole

    12/26/2007 7:54:48 PM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies · 131+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-26-07 | Curt
    Juan Cole has written a embarrassing post which just proves to me that liberals are so invested in the defeat of our country that they will ignore reality and instead pawn off myths as some kind of facts, and facts as myths.  This time he lists the "top 10 myths" about Iraq.  Some of his doozies are that there really is no reconciliation going on in Iraq between the rival factions.  Of course this ignores recent studies that show a majority of Sunni's and Shia describing themselves as Iraqi's above all else and almost no one inside Iraq believe separating...
  • U.S. Criticizes Fugitive’s Release

    10/27/2007 4:41:20 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 11 replies · 145+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2007
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (AP) — The White House sharply criticized Yemen on Friday for releasing one of Al Qaeda’s masterminds of the bombing of the destroyer Cole in 2000 that killed 17 American sailors. Jamal al-Badawi, who is wanted by the F.B.I., was convicted in 2004 of plotting, preparing and helping to carry out the bombing of the Cole and received a death sentence that was commuted to 15 years in prison. - - - “The United States is dismayed and deeply disappointed in the government of Yemen’s decision not to imprison Badawi,” said Gordon D. Johndroe, a White House...
  • Yemen grants house arrest to Cole attack planner

    10/26/2007 3:43:42 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 88+ views
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | Oct 26, 2007
    Yemen grants house arrest to Cole attack planner Reuters Yemen has commuted to house arrest the prison term of a mastermind of al Qaeda's 2000 bombing of a U.S. Navy vessel after he surrendered to Yemeni authorities, his relatives said on Friday. Relatives told Reuters they were allowed to visit Jamal Badawi at his home in the southern port city of Aden while under police surveillance. Details of the decision to release Badawi from prison were not known. But a Yemeni government official who asked not to be identified said the militant remained "under close scrutiny and control of the...
  • "Cole Goes On" -- the debate continues

    12/15/2006 7:04:39 AM PST · by MurryMom · 38 replies · 877+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 8, 2005 | Jonah Goldberg
    Anyway, I do think my judgment is superior to his [Juan Cole's] when it comes to the big picture. So, I have an idea: Since he doesn't want to debate anything except his own brilliance, let's make a bet. I predict that Iraq won't have a civil war, that it will have a viable constitution, and that a majority of Iraqis and Americans will, in two years time, agree that the war was worth it. I'll bet $1,000 (which I can hardly spare right now). This way neither of us can hide behind clever word play or CV reading. If...
  • A music video the Dixie Chicks would hate ( Supporting the Diggers in Iraq ) ( Aussies )

    10/25/2006 6:40:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies · 2,763+ views
    Sister Toldjah ^ | 10/25/2006
    But I freaking LOVE IT. And you will, too. The singer is Aussie star Beccy Cole and the song is in response to some of her (former) fans who have, as moonbats often do, taken extreme exception to her support of the Australian troops who are fighting in the Iraq war. Thanks to the readers who sent along the link, which was first posted at Blackfive.
  • Moveon.org Folks Use USS Cole as Straw Man

    09/27/2006 12:17:59 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 44 replies · 1,755+ views
    E-mail ^ | 27 September 06 | Unknown
    I received this in an e-mail from a Dem who is obviously pretty worked up about the Clinton interview. I thought it was pretty instructive...it offers insight into their mindset... ARE REPUBLICANS THAT NAIVE THAT THEY WOULD RATHER BELIEVE THE WORDS OF THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONSISTANTLY LIED TO, AND MISLEAD, US, THAN BELIEVE FACTUAL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION? Then again I guess they are liars too. I know it's hard but, just try and think for YOURSELF. Do not be led around by your complete and utter lack of dignity. Chris Wallace asked Bill Clinton why he didn’t respond to...
  • Hillary: Bill Won’t Be Pushed Around

    09/26/2006 5:50:10 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 118 replies · 4,246+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 27 September 2006
    Sen. Hillary Clinton has spoken up in support of her husband Bill’s defense of his anti-terror efforts, saying she’s tired of Democrats being pushed around on national security issues. "I just think that my husband did a great job in demonstrating that Democrats are not going to take this,” she said on Monday in remarks reported by Newsday. In a heated discussion with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday,” Bill Clinton said that as president, he did more than many of his conservative critics to pursue al-Qaida, and alleged that President Bush didn’t try to stop terrorism in the eight...
  • Clinton Says Republicans `Rediscover' bin Laden Before Election

    09/23/2006 4:22:21 PM PDT · by jdm · 155 replies · 4,002+ views
    Bloomberg | Sept 23, 2006 | Kristin Jensen and Michael Forsythe
    Bloomberg cannot be posted to FR, so here is a link to the story:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aBZvrM76tIlk&refer=worldwide_news
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • The Truth about Bill Clinton and Terrorism (FR Compilation Thread)

    09/08/2006 9:58:02 AM PDT · by Howlin · 155 replies · 5,305+ views
    Free Republic ^ | September 8, 2006 | Various Sources
    Lopez: In sum, how many times did Bill Clinton lose bin Laden?Miniter: Here's a rundown. The Clinton administration:1. Did not follow-up on the attempted bombing of Aden marines in Yemen.2. Shut the CIA out of the 1993 WTC bombing investigation, hamstringing their effort to capture bin Laden.3. Had Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a key bin Laden lieutenant, slip through their fingers in Qatar.4. Did not militarily react to the al Qaeda bombing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.5. Did not accept the Sudanese offer to turn bin Laden.6. Did not follow-up on another offer from Sudan through a private back channel.7. Objected to...
  • 'Scapegoat' captain of USS Cole lashes out

    08/31/2006 7:25:33 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 207 replies · 3,640+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Aug 2006 | Francis Harris
    The captain of the USS Cole, who saved his ship from sinking after an al-Qa'eda suicide attack by speedboat, has lashed out at senior Pentagon staff blocking his promotion because of allegations that he could have done more to protect the ship. Commander Kirk Lippold, who now serves behind a desk at the Pentagon, accused the head of the navy, Admiral Mike Mullen, and the navy secretary of "over-riding the judgment" of officers who had recommended his promotion. He complained he was the only officer being held to account for the attack in Aden harbour six years ago. The Cole...
  • Send the USS COLE TO BERUIT for all the world to see!

    07/17/2006 3:31:01 PM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 30 replies · 1,035+ views
    original to FP | 071506 | Sam Pender
    Wouldn't it be WONDERFUL to see the USS Cole off the coast of Beruit providing protection for 25000 fleeing Americans? I think that'd send a knife-like message to UBL, and those who got so much pr from attacking it. It's in the area, and just did a port call in Greece a week or so ago. I think in the War on Terror it'd be a great reminder of the USS Cole incident and as the world media reported its presence. Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, MSNBC, CBS, NYT....they'd all be compelled to report its signifigance, the attack done on it,...
  • Rebellion of the Generals

    04/30/2006 3:50:40 PM PDT · by XR7 · 17 replies · 732+ views
    Gulf1 ^ | 4/30/06 | Col. Robert L. Pappas, USMC (ret.)
    First, if there is a rebellion of any active duty General, this writer has not heard about it, but if one believes the media, Generals are in full-scale revolt. As Colonel Sherman T. Potter of MASH fame said, “horse pucky.” Of course there are disagreements, and should be. On the other hand, if there was an actual rebellion, “Houston, we have a problem.” Second, disagreement is the fire that refines arguments and thinking. The decibel level may vary, but in the end, after the arguments have been heard, active duty Generals have a UCMJ and Constitutional obligation to “keep silent.”...
  • Could USS Cole tragedy have been avoided?

    04/26/2006 10:49:25 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 45 replies · 958+ views
    World Tribune ^ | October 18, 2000 | John Metzler
    General Anthony Zinni, recently retired Pentagon Chief for Middle East operations defended his original decision to use Aden as a refueling port and the desirability of bringing Yemen closer to American interests. General Zinni told the New York Times that several ship visits had been vetoed by the American Ambassador to Yemen, Barbara Bodine, who worried about the threat of terrorism.
  • Attack Stalls ex-Cole Skipper's Career

    04/24/2006 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Diver Dave · 63 replies · 2,629+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 24 April 2006 | James Rosen - Bee Washington Bureau
    Once on fast track to be captain, Kirk Lippold now works at a desk. Last in a two-part series. WASHINGTON -- For 5½ years, the Washington military and political establishment has not known quite what to do with Kirk Lippold. Cmdr. Lippold was the skipper of the USS Cole when al-Qaida terrorists committed a suicide bombing in the Yemen port of Aden on Oct. 12, 2000. The attack, from a small barge that pulled alongside the Cole, blew a 40-by-40-foot hole in the guided-missile destroyer. Seventeen sailors died and 42 were wounded. After he led an intense three-week effort to...
  • Gen. Anthony Zinni: USS Cole Blunder Is My Fault [Rumsfeld Critic a Clinton-Hack ]

    04/19/2006 6:55:34 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 38 replies · 1,413+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/18/2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com Tuesday, April 18, 2006 12:09 p.m. EDTGen. Anthony Zinni: USS Cole Blunder Is My Fault Former CENTCOM Commander, Gen. Anthony Zinni - who has called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign because of Rumsfeld's alleged incompetence in running the Iraq war - admitted six years ago that he made the disastrous decision to have the USS Cole use the port of Aden, Yemen for refueling, where the ship was blown up by al-Qaida terrorists. Worse still, at least one report indicates that Gen. Zinni may have played a role in an August 1998 leak that tipped...
  • Rumsfeld Critic Zinni: USS Cole Blunder My Fault

    04/18/2006 10:38:57 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 87 replies · 3,550+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 18, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Former CENTCOM Commander, Gen. Anthony Zinni - who has called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign because of his alleged incompetence in running the Iraq war - admitted six years ago that he made the disastrous decision to have the U.S.S. Cole use the port of Aden, Yemen for refueling, where the ship was blown up by al Qaeda terrorists. Worse still, at least one report indicates that Gen. Zinni may have played a role in an August 1998 leak that tipped off Osama bin Laden to an impending U.S. cruise missile attack - allowing the top terrorist to...
  • Maybe Bush is better than Clinton

    04/18/2006 9:57:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 2,929+ views
    Mountain Mail ^ | 4/18/2006 | Bret M. Collyer
    I have a few thoughts for you in response to some letters of late. The voices now crying for the impeachment of Bush were silent during Waco, Elian Gonzales and the first World Trade Center attack, Ruby Ridge and the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. Their favorite president presided over the the largest bubble burst in U.S. economic history (DOT.COM). China, India and Pakistan get nukes. The U.S. bombed Yugoslavia for weeks; hit the Chinese embassy and killed thousands of untold civilians. The U.S. did a lot of bombing from 30,000 feet because Clinton was afraid to lose one soldier....
  • Google must explain Cole 'gay links' [UK Soccer Star Files Suit]

    03/07/2006 10:21:15 AM PST · by indcons · 11 replies · 400+ views
    Evening Standard (UK) ^ | 7 March 2006 | Amar Singh
    Google has been asked to explain why the name of England and Arsenal soccer star Ashley Cole has been linked to the word gay in internet search results. The world's most popular search engine will be asked by the player's legal advisers to justify why typing his name on the site generates "see results for Ashley Cole gay". Mr Cole has brought a libel action against the News of the World and the Sun over allegations about Premiership players performing sexual acts on each other. Mr Cole's solicitor has initiated proceedings over the stories which prompted a flurry of internet...
  • Salon.com: Muslim riots over cartoons is Bush's fault

    02/09/2006 3:35:19 PM PST · by DallasMike · 7 replies · 664+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 9, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Come on, if there's a problem in the world, you just knew that it had to be Bush's fault. A few Danish cartoonists poke mild fun at radical Islam's stereotypically violent response to anything and everything and the Muslims respond by acting, you guessed it -- stereotypically violent. Embassies are burned, people riot in the streets, and people are killed.And what else have we been treated to by radical Islam over the past few years? The 9/11 attacks, the attacks on American interests in the 1990s, beating and burning schoolgirls who aren't dressed in burqhas, suicide bombings, support of suicide...
  • 23 Al Qaida suspects escape from prison (including USS Cole bombers)

    02/06/2006 9:26:47 AM PST · by CheyennePress · 14 replies · 464+ views
    Gulf News ^ | 02/05/2006 | Nasser Arrabyee
    Sanaa: A total of 13 men accused of bombing a US destroyer and a French oil tanker were among the 23 Al Qaida suspects who escaped from the intelligence prison after digging a tunnel to a neighbouring mosque, official sources said. "The fugitives dug a 70-metre-long tunnel from inside the prison to a neighbouring mosque from where they escaped to an unknown place," the state-run website, 26 sepnet, quoted an unidentified security official as saying. The official did not rule out that the escapees received help from people outside the prison. Fawaz Al Rabyee, the alleged main accused in the...
  • The Religion of Peace?

    11/01/2005 12:39:29 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 230+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 11/01/05 | Purple Mountains
    One of the things I like to do occasionally is to visit some political forums on the internet to see what people, other than those who are journalists or bloggers, are saying. Whenever I do, I am often amazed at the number of people who have greatly distorted ideas about the Muslim religion and about Muslim terrorism around the world. In my view, 1. Muslim terrorism is an extremely serious threat to all non-Muslims and to peaceful Muslims alike; 2. it has been happening, in greater or lesser dimensions, since the Middle Ages; 3. it has become much more serious...
  • White House Remembers Sailors Killed in USS Cole Attack

    10/13/2005 6:02:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 647+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 13, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 13, 2005 – The sailors who died on board the USS Cole in a terrorist attack were remembered Oct. 12 at Arlington National Cemetery on the fifth anniversary of the attack. The White House Commission on Remembrance hosted the ceremony at the site where three of the guided missile destroyer's crewmembers are buried. As the Cole was refueling in the harbor of Aden, Yemen, a small craft approached the port side of the guided missile destroyer and exploded, blasting a 40-by-40-foot hole in the ship's side. The attack took the lives of 17 crewmembers and 39 others...
  • FR Archives - 10/12/2000 - USS Cole in Yemen - US SAILORS KILLED IN PERSIAN GULF!

    10/12/2005 1:42:08 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 462+ views
    Free Republic Archives (links) | October 12, 2000
    From the Free Republic archives - Five years ago today, October 12, 2000 Breaking news articles about the attack by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist organization on the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen - Breaking News: US SAILORS KILLED IN PERSIAN GULF! - Posted on 10/12/2000 04:53:47 PDT by Patriot Suicide attack on US warship - Posted on 10/12/2000 06:48:20 PDT by Trent_Telenko
  • President Bush: Clinton Weakness Led to 9/11

    09/23/2005 8:58:32 AM PDT · by abletruth · 46 replies · 1,802+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 9/22/05 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 11:15 p.m. EDT President Bush: Clinton Weakness Led to 9/11 President Bush fired back at ex-president Clinton on Thursday, saying the weak U.S. response to terrorist attacks that took place mostly during the Clinton administration encouraged al Qaida to launch the 9/11 attacks. "The terrorists saw our response to the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings in the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole," Bush noted, after getting an update...
  • TERROR ALERT WKS. BEFORE COLE ATTACK (Able Danger)

    09/17/2005 5:59:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies · 2,788+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/17/05 | Niles Lathem
    Members of a secret Pentagon intelligence unit known as Able Danger warned top military generals that it had uncovered information of increased al Qaeda "activity" in Aden harbor less than three weeks before the attack on the USS Cole, The Post has learned. In the latest explosive revelation in the Able Danger saga, two former members of the data-mining team are expected to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee next week that they uncovered alarming terrorist activity and associations in Aden weeks before the Oct. 12, 2000, suicide bombing of the U.S. warship that killed 17 sailors.
  • "It's called courage" - (Letter to Juan Cole from Steven Vincent's wife)

    08/22/2005 6:56:40 AM PDT · by murdocj · 3 replies · 278+ views
    Murdoc Online ^ | 08/21/2005 | Lisa Ramaci-Vincent
    Mr. Cole - (I refuse to call you professor, because that would ennoble you. And please change the name of your blog to "Uninformed Comment", because that is precisely what the above paragraph is.) I would like to refute this shameful post against a dead man who can no longer defend himself against your scurrilous accusations, a dead man who also happened to be my husband. Steven Vincent and I were together for 23 years, married for 13 of them, and I think I know him a wee bit better than you do.
  • BILL CLINTON AND OSAMA

    08/17/2005 4:51:10 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 17 replies · 1,274+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 8/16/05 | Neal Boortz
    BILL CLINTON AND OSAMA This is a complete crock. President Bill Clinton, always looking for a chance to revise history about the impact of his disastrous administration's policies, has now weighed in on the issue of Osama Bin Laden. He says, and I quote: "I desperately wish that I had been president when the FBI and CIA finally confirmed, officially, that bin Laden was responsible for the attack on the U.S.S. Cole. Then we could have launched an attack on Afghanistan early. I don't know if it would have prevented 9/11. But it certainly would have complicated it." Surely you...
  • Watts says he hasn't ruled out run for Oklahoma governor

    04/11/2005 8:36:48 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 10 replies · 744+ views
    Ardmoreite.com ^ | 4/10/05 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts hasn't ruled out running for governor next year but he said he wasn't ready to make a decision. ''I have been encouraged to do it, and I pay attention to the people who are encouraging me to do it because they've been great friends of mine,'' Watts told The Oklahoman's Washington bureau during a telephone interview on Friday. Watts, a Republican, served as 4th Congressional District representative from 1995 to 2003 in the U.S. House. He now runs the J.C. Watts Cos., which do government affairs and business consulting work in...
  • Feds rebuff Yemeni lawyer in terror case

    10/28/2004 10:29:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 344+ views
    AP Wire | October 28 2004 | TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors are challenging efforts by the Yemeni government to intervene in the courtroom defense of an outspoken sheik accused of funneling millions of dollars to al-Qaida. Sheik Ali Hassan al-Moayad has been jailed in Brooklyn since last year over the objections of Yemen, where he was a leading member of an Islamic-oriented political party. With a trial nearing, officials in Yemen recently hired a prominent Yemeni lawyer and sent him to New York to monitor the case. The lawyer, Khaled al-Ansi, was cleared to enter the United States. But when he showed up in court...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 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!
  • Not Good Enough

    10/12/2004 3:22:30 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 382+ views
    Indepundit ^ | October 12, 2004 | Citizen Smash
    FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY, a Navy destroyer was making a brief port call in Aden for the purpose of taking on fuel. As was common practice during such evolutions, a small barge pulled alongside to collect garbage. Seconds later, the barge exploded. It ripped a 40-foot hole in the side of the USS Cole, flooding two engine compartments and nearly sending the ship to the bottom of the harbor. Seventeen sailors were killed, and 37 more were wounded. America was at war, but we didn’t know it yet. Two months later, while most Americans were focused on hanging chads and...
  • Ex-Raider sought in shooting

    10/07/2004 7:12:57 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 19 replies · 728+ views
    Amarillo.com ^ | 10-06-04 | AP
    LAS VEGAS - Sabino High School graduate Cole Murdoch Ford, a former place-kicker for the Oakland Raiders, is being sought in a drive-by shooting at the home of entertainers Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, police said yesterday. According to an Associated Press report, police have issued an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Cole Murdoch Ford in the incident, which occurred Sept. 21. Las Vegas police confirmed that the man they're searching for was a kicker for the Oakland Raiders for three seasons.
  • Naval base ripe target for terrorists (Royal Australian Navy)

    09/07/2004 2:18:40 PM PDT · by Levante · 232+ views
    News.com.au (Australia News) ^ | 8 September 2004 | Martin Chulov
    NEW South Wales Police have formally told the Federal Government that they fear the Garden Island navy base in Sydney is a sitting duck for terrorists. Senior police believe not enough has been done to protect the dock, known as Fleet Base East, from a terror attack by land or water, despite new maritime regulations which came into force on July 1. Police sources have said the base's location, amid the most densely populated suburbs of Australia, and its proximity to pedestrians make it attractive site for terrorists. In particular, the site is seen as attractive to terrorists intending a...
  • Old Tricks

    07/27/2004 1:47:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 471+ views
    NRO ^ | July 27, 2004 | Steven Stalinsky
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version July 27, 2004, 2:33 a.m. Old TricksClinton was controlled by Zionists; the U.S. was to blame for the Cole, and other familiar motifs... By Steven Stalinsky Over the past few years, many commentators have claimed that anti-Americanism has reached unprecedented levels — especially in the Arab world. However, the Arab media have not been any more anti-American over the past four years than they had been previously. The major difference is that less attention was paid to the Arab media prior to September 11. During both the...
  • Panel won’t say if 9/11 could have been stopped

    07/19/2004 4:30:51 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 506+ views
    NBC News (excerpt) ^ | July 19, 2004
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON - The independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist hijackings will remain silent on whether the attacks could have been prevented when it issues its final report this week, U.S. officials told NBC News on Monday. But it will blame both the Clinton and Bush administrations for failing to wage an effective war on terrorism. The sources said the commission’s final report, which is expected to be released Thursday, would highlight intelligence failures by the CIA and the FBI that enabled the attacks, but that it would leave to history the ultimate judgment of whether the...
  • Iraq & Militant Islam. Saddam’s al Qaeda links were a worthy rationale for toppling his regime.

    06/02/2004 12:42:11 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 6 replies · 117+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 01, 2004 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    “We will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime." — President George W. Bush, September 20, 2001 Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime indisputably harbored terrorists and supported terrorism. Under the Bush Doctrine that won resounding bipartisan assent in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, and that remains as worthy today as...
  • FAILING THE USS COLE - A GALVIN OPINION INVESTIGATION

    04/12/2004 8:51:01 AM PDT · by Thomas Galvin · 10 replies · 322+ views
    The Galvin Opinion | April 11, 2004 | Thomas Galvin
    Sept. 22 2000, bin Laden said he would attack U.S. ships - Oct 12 2000 he struck the USS Cole The Galvin Opinion has compiled a series of resources that recount the events and political repercussions arising out of the Oct 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. There has been some discussion on what the Bush Administration should have done about the Cole despite the fact that the attack occurred during the Clinton Administration. But, the information below shows how Osama bin Laden was identified as the prime suspect, very quickly, after the attack while the Clinton...
  • FAILING THE USS COLE - A GALVIN OPINION INVESTIGATION

    04/12/2004 8:43:49 AM PDT · by Thomas Galvin · 1 replies · 146+ views
    The Galvin Opinion ^ | April 9, 2004 | Thomas Galvin
    FAILING THE USS COLE - A GALVIN OPINION INVESTIGATION Sept. 22 2000, bin Laden said he would attack U.S. ships - Oct 12 2000 he struck the USS Cole The Galvin Opinion has compiled a series of resources that recount the events and political repercussions arising out of the Oct 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. There has been some discussion on what the Bush Administration should have done about the Cole despite the fact that the attack occurred during the Clinton Administration. But, the information below shows how Osama bin Laden was identified as the prime...