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  • Document: Saddam Ordered Biological And Radiation Test on Presidential Sites Attacked by US in 1998

    06/21/2006 2:17:48 PM PDT · by jveritas · 86 replies · 6,853+ views
    Document ISGP-2003-00300134 contains Top Secret And Personal letters that carry Saddam orders to do radiation and biological testing on the Presidential sites that were attacked by the US in December 1998. Beginning of translation of the first top secret and personal memo In the Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate Top Secret And Personal The Republic of Iraq The Presidential Secretariat Number: 537304/1 18/12/1998 ORDER Mr. President The Leader (God Protects Him) Order: Form committees from the Ministry of Health and the Military Industrialization Commission and The Atomic Energy Organization and The Special Security Service with its...
  • Myth of 'humane' Nazi Erwin Rommel debunked

    12/18/2008 7:39:11 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 106 replies · 3,979+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/19/2008
    Erwin Rommel, probably the best-known German soldier of the Second World War, was considered to be a chivalrous and humane general, even by the Allied forces who fought him. But a new exhibition in Stuttgart calls into question the true nature of the man known as the "Desert Fox". "The Rommel Myth" strips away the legends that surround the man who faced off against Britain's Desert Rats in North Africa and who committed suicide after being implicated in a plot to kill Adolf Hitler, the Daily Mail reports. A spokesman for the History House, the foundation which is staging the...
  • German troops 'had Nazi symbol'

    11/02/2006 11:26:30 AM PST · by Mark Felton · 45 replies · 1,805+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/2/06 | BBC
    A German magazine has published a photograph showing a Nazi-like symbol on a vehicle allegedly used by German troops bound for Afghanistan. The defence ministry is investigating the photograph, published on Thursday in the weekly magazine Stern. It follows the recent scandal of photographs of German soldiers posing with human skulls and skeletons. Six servicemen were suspended over the first case, and a total of 23 are being investigated in connection with it. At the end of last month, the German government announced a grand new role for the country's military. It decided that more troops would be sent abroad...
  • Clinton's Plans for Invading Iraq

    08/24/2005 5:47:31 AM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies · 617+ views
    Strategy page ^ | August 23, 2005
    Clinton's Plans for Invading Iraq The 2003 invasion of Iraq was not a spontaneous thing, at least not when it came to planning for it. Throughout the 1990s, the U.S. Department of Defense studied their options about how to deal with Iraq. President Bill Clinton ordered up these plans, as well as a series of bombing attacks, in December, 1998 (Operation Desert Fox). This was done to try and force Iraq to abide by the agreement it had signed at the end of the 1991 war. Clinton pointed out, at the time, that Iraq was still a threat to its...
  • The Four-Day War - (12/16/98 Desert Fox; Proof of strong UBL-Hussein 9/11 terror cooperation)

    07/22/2005 2:06:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 679+ views
    "The British and the American people loudly declared their support for their leaders decision to attack Iraq. It is the duty of Muslims to confront, fight, and kill them."Osama bin Laden, as quoted in various press accounts, December 26, 1998 "Oh sons of Arabs and the Arab Gulf, rebel against the foreigner . . . Take revenge for your dignity, holy places, security, interests, and exalted values."Saddam Hussein, January 5, 1999 THE "LONG SHORT WAR" with Saddam's Iraq, as author Christopher Hitchens has aptly described it, has had many tense moments. Perhaps never more so than in late 1998. Tensions...
  • Iraq: Setting the Record Straight (Project for the New American Century) [BOOKMARK!]

    05/03/2005 7:14:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 725+ views
    Iraq:Setting the Record Straight ContentsPreface.................................................................................................................................i I. Iraq: The Clinton Administration’s Case.……………………………...................1II. Iraq: The Perspective from Washington on March 18, 2003.................................13III. Iraq: A History of Deception, Obstruction & Failure to MeetInternational Obligations.......................................................................................17IV. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Nuclear Weapons Program...................................32V. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Missile and UAV Programs..................................43VI. Questions & Answers: Iraq’s Chemical/Biological Weapons Programs.............54VII. Questions and Answers: Iraq’s Ties to Terrorism and al Qaeda..........................70Appendix: “The Right War for the Right Reasons”.........................................................78  PrefaceTwo years after the invasion of Iraq, we still do not know with complete confidence what happened to all of the stockpiles of weapons and weapons precursors that Saddam’s government admitted to...
  • Clinton Would Have Saved Social Security If Not for Ken Starr

    04/14/2005 9:16:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 688+ views
    Isn’t it amazing how many wonderful things former President William Jefferson Clinton would have done for this world if it wasn’t for the uncalled-for meddling of Special Prosecutor Ken Starr? The most recent such revelation suggests that Mr. Clinton would have reformed Social Security in his second term if he had not been distracted by those dastardly and unnecessary impeachment proceedings. Such are the proclamations in a San Francisco Chronicle front-page story entitled "Social Security rehab died first under Clinton.” To begin with, the Chronicle’s Carolyn Lochhead states that saving Social Security from imminent insolvency was a key initiative of...
  • American president defends timing and need for strikes against Iraq ("Operation Desert Fox" 1998)

    10/27/2004 8:07:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 653+ views ^ | 12/16/98
    Clinton: Iraq has abused its final chance American president defends timing and need for strikes WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, December 16) -- President Bill Clinton Wednesday defended his decision to order airstrikes against Iraq, saying Saddam Hussein had failed his "one last chance" to cooperate with United Nations resolutions. "So we've had to act and act now." "Earlier today I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces," Clinton said during his Oval Office address to the nation. "Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programs, and its...
  • The Presidential Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton

    02/29/2004 4:15:16 PM PST · by rightcoast · 22 replies · 277+ views
    Gays in the Military (1993) "Don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding homosexuals reaffirmed and codified in military regulation. This revolutionary decision ushers in an era of reduced tensions in America regarding acceptance of homosexuals into society. Further, this renewed focus on the privacy of homosexuals' own affairs satisfies the needs of this group, and brings calm to a heated debate. World Trade Center Bombing (1993) Violence and terror strikes New York City as a horrific explosion detonates in the garage beneath the World Trade Center. A swift apprehension and just prosecution of the direct perpetrators of the act ensures that...
  • US forces could strike Iraq in "short order": top senator [John Kerry Flashback!]

    01/27/2004 6:45:28 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 35 replies · 362+ views
    Agence France Presse | 12-16-1998
    WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (AFP) - US forces in the Gulf could strike Iraq "in short order," Senator John Kerry told reporters Wednesday, adding that military action was "quite likely." The US military will "be able to take action in short order," he said after being briefed at the White House, adding "a day of reckoning with (Iraqi President) Saddam Hussein is inevitable." Kerry, who sits on the Senate foreign relations and select intelligence committees, added that it was time "to hold him accountable with the use of military force." The Massachusetts Democrat added he would be "very surprised if it...
  • Flashback! Full Text of Clinton's Speech on Iraq at the Start of Desert Fox (WMD)

    01/27/2004 5:53:15 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 22 replies · 3,621+ views
    Public Domain | Dec. 16, 1998 | Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton: Good evening. Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors. Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world. Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons. I want to explain why I have decided,...
  • 5 Years Ago Today: Clinton Bombs Iraq, Cites Nuclear, Chemical & Bio Weapons As Justification

    12/16/2003 6:22:00 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 32 replies · 383+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes against Iraq.</p> <p>The president said Iraq's refusal to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors presented a threat to the entire world.</p>
  • Hillary in Iraq WMD Flip-Flop

    06/16/2003 2:16:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 209+ views ^ | 6/16/03 | Limbacher and Staff
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton said Friday that she supported the Iraq war resolution last fall based on intelligence shared by the Bush administration showing that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction - information she now says may have been "wrong or skewed for whatever purpose." Last fall, however, the top Democrat assured Americans there was no doubt that Saddam had WMDs - based on intelligence gathered as far back as 1998, when her husband was president. "I voted for the Iraqi resolution, and I did it in large measure based on the intelligence that I was privy...
  • Blinded by Bush-Hatred

    05/08/2003 12:30:17 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 191+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/8/03 | Jonathan Chait
    In the lead-up to the war against Iraq, liberal doves all made pretty much the same point, with some variation: However successful the conflict itself might be, the long-term diplomatic costs of alienating much of the world would outweigh any benefits. This prediction, while questionable, at least had the benefit of playing out over such an extended period of time that it could not be conclusively disproved until its adherents were all long dead. Alas, after the campaign hit a snag, many doves were unable to resist the temptation to crow over the supposed overconfidence of the war plan --...
  • The Irish Desert Fox (Inventor of the Donkey Bomb?)

    04/11/2003 7:19:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 781+ views
    Civil War Times ^ | Thomas P. Lowry
    He turned terrified villagers into crack troops and mules into walking bombs. Paddy Graydon was the Union's secret weapon in New Mexico. The Civil War was a study in contrasts -- Northerner and Southerner, slave and free, West Point professional and homespun volunteer. The contrast extended even to geography. The conflict was played out on battlegrounds as different as the forested hills and valleys of Virginia, the Mississippi River's mud flats, and the arid deserts of the Southwest. Some soldiers, transplanted from the familiar vistas of home, found their new environments more hostile than any human enemy. Others thrived in...