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  • Modern-Day Russian "Dupes"

    07/19/2014 9:03:23 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 70 replies
    AIM ^ | April 4 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Pat Buchanan’s column, “Is God Now on Russia’s Side?,” is difficult to read and almost laugh-out-loud funny, as Buchanan was once a staunch anti-communist who served President Reagan as his communications director during the Cold War. Buchanan’s opposition to the Evil Empire, as Reagan correctly called it, has given way to an unseemly embrace of former Soviet KGB colonel Vladimir Putin, the virtual dictator of Russia who served the “Evil Empire” for decades.
  • Rob Schneider Tells Chris Stigall: We Are Sliding Very Fast Towards Fascism

    05/03/2014 12:16:28 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 68 replies
    CBS News Philly ^ | May 2, 2014 10:20 AM | Chris Stigall
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall spoke with comedian Rob Schneider on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the struggle comedians face in today’s current political environment. Schneider struck on ominous tone when discussing the path he sees the country on. “Democracies don’t end well. We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It’s an ugly kind of thing. There’s this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of,” he said. He believes comedians are pressured toward one side of the political spectrum. “There’s a polarization that’s happening…I do think you look can look at government and go, ‘Wow, it...
  • Dupes for the Dictatorship

    01/28/2014 5:53:07 AM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 7 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | January 27, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    Webster’s defines a dupe as “one who is easily deceived.” But a misperception prevails among most people. They think of dupes as ignorant people only. On the contrary, there are large amounts of intelligent dupes in all societies. Brains are no protection against dupery. In fact, I would classify dupery as one of the deadly sins that curse all men and women no matter what level of class and smarts they possess. Dictatorships depend upon dupery to perpetuate themselves – especially dupery among the intelligentsia. There are, in this writer’s opinion, three forms of dupery afflicting the human race, or...
  • Low Information Voters Sign Petition to Institute Taxpayer-Funded Nazi Police State in the U.S.

    10/21/2013 5:37:49 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 20 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 10-21-2013 | Joe Calandra Jr.
    I'm speechless at the stupidity of these morons.
  • Beware of So-called Obama Utility Scam (Thousands fall for "free money")

    07/13/2012 11:58:30 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    WIFR ^ | Updated: Tue 11:50 PM, Jul 10, 2012 | Meghan Dwyer
    If you recently heard President Obama would fork out up to $1000 of your utility bills - watch out. It's just a ploy to steal your personal information. More than a thousand people have fallen for the scam across the Midwest, and Alliant Energy in Wisconsin says more nearly 100 payments went through before the company realized the routing numbers were bogus. Scammers will call you or knock on your door asking for credit card information and your social security number. If the payment goes through, friends tell other friends to try it. ComEd spokespeople say that should be the...
  • America's Useful Idiots

    05/01/2012 6:43:55 AM PDT · by RoadTest · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 1, 2012 | Steve McCann
    Many years ago, a phrase was coined by the leaders of the Soviet Union to describe those in the West who naively promoted the cause of Russian Communism when in reality they were held in contempt and were being cynically used by the Soviet hierarchy. The term "useful idiot" more than ever applies to a vast swath of citizens in the United States who have been cynically used by the hardcore left for a cause they are unwilling to understand.
  • Duped! Relentless Marxist Deception

    03/07/2011 4:33:21 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3/5/2011 | Alan Caruba
    “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day Americawill be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” Norman Thomas, former U.S. Socialist Party president candidate Those of my age—I am in my seventies—have a strong recall of the Cold War, fought from the end of World War Two in 1945 until the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. We grew up knowing that the Communists—Marxists—were the enemy....
  • No, The Big Banks Have Not "Paid Back" Government Bailouts and Subsidies

    12/06/2010 10:33:00 AM PST · by FromLori · 21 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/6/2010 | George Washington
    The big banks claim that they have paid back all of the bailout money they received, and that the taxpayers have actually made money on the bailouts. However, as Barry Ritholtz notes: Pro Publica has been maintaining a list of bailout recipients, updating the amount lent versus what was repaid. So far, 938 Recipients have had $607,822,512,238 dollars committed to them, with $553,918,968,267 disbursed. Of that $554b disbursed, less than half — $220,782,546,084 — has been returned. Whenever you hear pronunciations of how much money the TARP is making, check back and look at this list. It shows the TARP...
  • Citigroup stake sale nets $12bn profit for US

    12/07/2010 5:44:09 AM PST · by expat_panama · 46 replies
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11936272 ^ | 7 December 2010 | BBC Business News
    The US Treasury has sold its remaining stake in Citigroup, in a deal which it says will make a $12bn (£7.6bn) profit on its overall investment.Citigroup was one of the worst victims of the financial crisis, and the US government stepped in with $45bn of bail-out cash in 2008 and 2009.The money was part of the $700bn Troubled Asset Relief Program (Tarp).On Monday, the government sold off its remaining shares in the bank for $4.35 (£2.75) each."By selling all the remaining Citigroup shares today, we had an opportunity to lock in substantial profits for the taxpayer," said Tim Massad, acting...
  • Conservatives Behind the Curve on Obama

    10/22/2010 6:05:11 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AIM Report ^ | October 20, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Dinesh D’Souza says in his new book that Barack Obama is an anti-colonialist. Stanley Kurtz has a new book, Radical-in-Chief, which says Obama is a socialist. The new book Dupes by Paul Kengor tells the unvarnished truth. And that’s because he makes use of material we started releasing back in February of 2008 about Obama’s communist mentor, Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall Davis. New Zealand blogger Trevor Loudon broke that story and we confirmed it. I hate to say, “We told you so,” but Herb Romerstein and I held a briefing in May 0f 2008 in Washington, D.C. releasing...
  • 'Simpsons' Producer Corrects Vatican: 'Homer Simpson is Not Catholic'

    10/22/2010 7:33:25 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 18 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/22/2010
    D'oh! The producer for television show "The Simpsons" had a holy cow after learning that the Vatican considered Homer Simpson a Catholic. Executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly on Monday he was in "shock and awe" when he heard the assertion, saying, "I guess it makes up for me not going to church for 20 years." The headline in the semi-official Vatican newspaper, the Osservatore Romano, recently read: “Homer And Bart Are Catholic,” and backed it up by arguing the family prays before meals and that the show explores issues such as family, community, education and religion in a...
  • Double-Duped Carter: From Soviet Communism to Radical Islam

    10/04/2010 3:52:50 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct. 4, 2010 | Paul Kengor
    Throughout American history, citizens have been duped. It’s a word as old as the republic itself. George Washington, in his “Farewell Address,” warned about “dupes”—that is, those who, unwittingly, allow themselves to be deceived or misled by active adversaries of the United States. That process accelerated after the Bolshevik Revolution and into the Cold War, when duping was done on a remarkable scale by crass propagandists in the Communist movement, with America’s liberals/progressives the prime target. Yet, the story does not stop there: Many of the same Americans manipulated during the Cold War have resurfaced in the battle against radical...
  • Columbia Trial has ended with “guilty” verdict

    05/20/2010 6:33:45 AM PDT · by 1234 · 34 replies · 1,014+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | May 19, 2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    ...Rev. Manning read a letter from a KGB/CIA operative who has fallen out of grace with the agencies and has been pretty much pushed out to fend for himself. So he has nothing to lose. SHARON: Did he work for the KGB or CIA, or both? MIKI: He was a double agent. From what I understand, this letter was also put out there on the internet, but I haven’t seen it. His name is Mikhail Kryzhanovsky. He was involved in a program called “Millennium Hilton Conspiracy.” He claims that Obama was a CIA operative in Pakistan and Afghanistan and traveled...
  • Youth Still Inspired By Obama But Impatient For Change (Where's My Handout, Dude Alert)

    02/03/2010 3:53:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 602+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 2/03/2010 | Kevin Simpson
    At 18, Ben Taber soaked up the stadium-size vibe of Barack Obama's nomination with a sense of wonder as he joined an unprecedented wave of young voters that would help carry their candidate to the White House. By the time he turned 20 this week, that emotional and philosophical bond with the president had been tempered by a steep learning curve about governance, and a stern reality check about the scope and pace of hope and change. "For the most part, the general tenor of this administration is something I like," says Taber, who worked as a U.S. Senate intern...
  • US Dupes Arabs and Muslims - Fadlallah [Leading Shi'ite Religious Authority]

    07/12/2009 8:16:26 PM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies · 351+ views
    Gulf News ^ | July 12, 2009 | Reuters
    Beirut : The new US administration has deluded Arabs and Muslims into believing it would chart a course away from the policies of the Bush era, a leading Shi'ite religious authority said. Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Hussain Fadlallah, who spoke earlier this year of the "sincerity" of US President Barack Obama's message to the Muslim world, criticised US policies across the Middle East and in Afghanistan and urged Arabs and Muslims to forget the US president's "foggy" words. "It appears that the American administration, which deluded Arabs and Muslims into believing it would tread a path different to that of...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Friday, December 08, 2006

    12/08/2006 2:39:59 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 151 replies · 2,290+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • Saudis: Don't Call Muslims 'Fascists'-THE HEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY FROM PURVEYORS OF RELIGIOUS HATE

    08/15/2006 6:18:32 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 56 replies · 1,200+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 14, 2006 | Newsmax
    Saudi Arabia on Monday rejected linking Muslims with fascism, days after U.S. President George W. Bush spoke of a "war with Islamic fascists". "(Saudi Arabia) warns of accusing Muslims of terrorism and fascism without considering the history of the pure Islamic civilization," the cabinet of the major U.S. ally said in a statement after a meeting chaired by King Abdullah. The Saudi cabinet statement said: "What Islam is being charged with today, such as fascism, is primarily the result of Western cultural heritage. "Terrorism has no religion and no nationality," said the statement, carried by state media. It made no...
  • Hostages were 'dupes,' Iraq says

    03/25/2006 2:11:27 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 49 replies · 1,472+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | March 25, 2006 | Mary Vallis and Stewart Bell
    Iraq's embassy to Canada lashed out at the Christian Peacemaker Teams Friday, calling them "phoney pacifists" and "dupes" after the antiwar group responded to the rescue of three of its kidnapped activists by condemning the U.S.-led military intervention in Iraq. The Iraqi embassy called CPT "willfully ignorant" and "outrageous," and accused the Chicago-based group of being on the side of anti- democratic forces in Iraq. "The Christian Peacemaker Teams practises the kind of politics that automatically nominate them as dupes for jihadism and fascism," the embassy's statement said. A British-led special forces team on Thursday rescued three CPT members, who...
  • BISHOPS' PRESIDENT BLASTS 'SOUTH PARK' EPISODE LAMPOONING MARY (Disgusting!)

    12/28/2005 1:12:12 PM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 903 replies · 12,561+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 12/19/2005 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the U.S. bishops blasted a recent episode of the cable television comedy "South Park" that he said showed Mary in "a tasteless and ugly fashion."In a Dec. 14 letter to Tom Freston, co-president and chief operating officer of Viacom International, parent company of Comedy Central, the cable channel that shows "South Park," Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, Wash., said the channel showed "extreme insensitivity" in choosing to show the episode.The episode, which first was shown Dec. 7 and had repeat showings in the week following, was titled "Bloody Mary." During the episode, a...
  • Thousands march to back Chavez

    11/19/2005 7:04:03 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 33 replies · 919+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 19, 2005 | Patrick Markey
    CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez marched in Caracas on Saturday to support the leftist leader in his dispute with Mexico's president over U.S. free trade proposals. State workers, unionists and students, many wearing red T-shirts, waved flags and anti-U.S. placards as they marched through the capital accompanied by trucks blaring revolutionary songs, Venezuelan folk ballads and Mexican mariachi music. Venezuela and Mexico withdrew their ambassadors on Monday after Chavez called his Mexican counterpart, Vicente Fox, a "lap dog" of U.S. imperialism for his close ties to Washington and told him, "Don't mess with...
  • Democrats' 'dupe' message could backfire

    11/06/2005 9:51:43 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 41 replies · 1,666+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 6, 2005 | Dick Polman (A.P.)
    The Democratic party appears to have finally come up with a way to explain why so many of its elected leaders gave President Bush the authority to wage war in Iraq. Three simple words: "We were duped." A parade of top Democrats have contended in recent days that they would have been antiwar in 2002 had they known then what they now believe to be true: that the Bush administration manipulated the intelligence in order to build a bogus case for war. In pursuit of that theme, Senate Democrats on Tuesday successfully demanded that their GOP colleagues quit stalling and...
  • Were the Murderers Murdered? - (thumping great new Islam column by Barbara J. Stock!)

    07/22/2005 3:10:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 679+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | BARBARA J. STOCK
    The British authorities investigating the London terrorist bombing have put forth an intriguing theory. Did the four young Muslim men know they were destined to become suicide bombers? These young men had gone to Pakistan to “study” Islam. What they got tangled up in was Islam in its purest form—murderous and radical. It doesn’t seem to take much influence from the experts in death to convince peaceful and law-abiding people to become mass murderers for Islam. But convincing the new father of an eight month old baby to die for Islam? That might take a little more time. An 18-year-old...
  • I just called Jesse Jackson's organization and thanked Jesse for speaking our for Terri

    03/29/2005 11:51:31 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 93 replies · 1,618+ views
    churchillbuff/rainbowpush ^ | March 29, 05 | churchillbuff
    I have NEVER been a fan of Jesse Jackson. But when he can get the biased liberal anti-Terri media - to report the words, Terri's starvation is "immoral" and an "injustice," -- as he did today -- then I have to thank him. I just called his office in the Chicago area; told them I have not been a supporter of his, but I thank him for standing up for Terri. RainbowPush: ph: 773-373-3366 info@rainbowpush.org
  • salon.com contacts DFU over FR's role in murder of Nick Berg by Islamofascist Terrorist b*st*rds

    05/12/2004 4:27:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 559 replies · 6,663+ views
    email from salon.com reporter | 5-12-04 | dfu
    (Note to Admin Moderator: if trolls join this thread to disrupt it or cause problems for FR, please immediately remove stupid, foolish, numbskull, airheaded, threatening, nonsensical comments.) ===================================================== Apparently, I am in the middle of a controversy regarding the brutal murder of Nick Berg by the Islamofascist terrorist b*st*rds. I received the following FReepmail today from a salon.com reporter and spoke to him off the record. I will either call him back on the record or he can use my comments here on the record. Salon.com inquiry, your post on the "enemies list" From (redacted) | 05/12/2004 11:45:13 AM PDT...
  • Former U.N. weapons inspector criticizes evidence for war in Iraq (Mega upchuck alert)

    04/29/2004 5:16:59 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 17 replies · 166+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Thursday, April 29, 2004 | By Nicolas Brulliard
    Hans Blix tells crowd at UT the use of pre-emptive force sets a dangerous precedent By Nicolas Brulliard AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, April 29, 2004 Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix sharply criticized the intelligence presented by the United States in the buildup to the war in Iraq and warned against the use of pre-emptive force in a Wednesday night speech at the University of Texas. "A pre-emptive strike must necessarily rest on intelligence that indicates the danger to be occurring, the attack to be countered," Blix said. "And it is not hard to see that the intelligence that underpinned...
  • 51% STILL BELIEVE SADDAM HAD WMD - HARRIS POLL

    04/22/2004 1:31:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 280+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/22/04 | ALY SUJO
    <p>April 22, 2004 -- Most Americans continue to believe Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction when the war began, a new poll yesterday showed. The Harris Poll found that 51 percent believe Iraq had WMD, compared with 38 who don't believe the White House claim, a leading rationale for the U.S. invasion. The numbers have barely changed since February, when the last poll was conducted, despite the fact that weapons of mass destruction have yet to be uncovered.</p>
  • (long)In Spite of Media, Widespread Belief in WMD and Iraqi Links to Al Qaeda Unchanged

    04/21/2004 9:50:52 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 6 replies · 143+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | 21-april-2004 | harris poll
    In Spite of Media Coverage, Widespread Belief in Weapons of Mass Destruction and Iraqi Links to Al Qaeda Remain Virtually Unchanged Wednesday April 21, 11:44 am ET ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll finds that public perceptions of the facts that led up to the invasion of Iraq remain almost unchanged in spite of a barrage of media reports that might have changed them. For example: -- A 51% to 38% majority continues to believe that "Iraq actually had weapons of mass destruction," virtually unchanged since February. -- A 49% to 36% plurality of all adults...
  • Denmark reveals Iraq arms secrets

    04/20/2004 7:11:50 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 18 replies · 200+ views
    BBC ^ | 04/20/04 | BBC
    Denmark reveals Iraq arms secrets Mr Rasmussen says the reports vinidcate him Denmark has declassified intelligence reports compiled before the Iraq war which show officials thought Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. In one report, Iraq was thought to have both chemical and biological weapons, as well as an active nuclear programme. The extracts appear to contradict claims leaked to a newspaper that there was no evidence to back up the theory. Former intelligence officer Major Frank Soeholm Grevil has been charged with breaching the official information act. The major told reporters at the Berlingske Tidende newspaper he had sent...
  • Reporter Apologizes for Iraq Coverage (Barf^2 Alert!)

    03/30/2004 9:22:16 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies · 111+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 3/29/04 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK In the wake of Richard Clarke's dramatic personal apology to the families of 9/11 victims last week -- on behalf of himself and his government -- for failing to prevent the terrorist attacks, one might expect at least a few mea culpas related to the release of false information on the Iraq threat before and after the war. This has not happened so far, with President Bush on Wednesday going so far as to joke about the missing weapons of mass destruction at a correspondents dinner in Washington. While the major media, from The New York Times on...
  • CIA weapons hunter: New information, but still no weapons, found in Iraq

    03/30/2004 9:28:46 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 6 replies · 140+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 3/30/04 12:03 PM | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. weapons hunters in Iraq have found more evidence Saddam Hussein's regime had civilian factories able to quickly produce biological and chemical weapons, the CIA's top weapons inspector told senators Tuesday. But they still have not found any weapons.</p>
  • Arafat Meets the Corries

    09/26/2003 1:52:38 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 38 replies · 316+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 9-25-03 | Unnamed
    It’s official; every last iota of sympathy I had for Rachel Corrie’s parents is now gone. As Arafat the shriveled nightmare garden gnome and his thug bodyguards look on patronizingly, Cindy and Craig Corrie present him with a portrait of Saint Rachel.
  • Lab to freeze humans planned in Boca Raton

    09/21/2003 2:50:33 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 16 replies · 449+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sep. 21, 2003 | ASHLEY FANTZ
    Posted on Sun, Sep. 21, 2003 NEW FRONTIERSLab to freeze humans planned in Boca RatonSouth Floridians who seek life after death through cryonics will be preserved at home before being shipped to Arizona.BY ASHLEY FANTZafantz@herald.com Lab to freezehumans may bebuilt in BocaReady or not, the practice of fast-freezing the dead for future ''reanimation'' is coming to South Florida.A company called Suspended Animation, which already has an office in an industrial district of Boca Raton, hopes to build a cryonics lab before the end of the year. It would be the fourth such lab in the country.The unproven science of...
  • McClintock Key to Democratic Victory in California

    09/02/2003 4:21:28 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 759 replies · 248+ views
    Intellectual Conservative.com ^ | 9/2/3 | Bob Chandra
    A Democratic plot to boost Tom McClintock’s candidacy at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s expense has recently come to light. On paper, the recall election should be a cakewalk for California Republicans. A cursory analysis reveals a governor with an approval rating below Richard Nixon at his low point. The only serious Democrat candidate is the state’s uninspiring lieutenant governor, Cruz Bustamante, who unquestioningly followed Governor Davis through his mishaps with the budget and energy crisis. It should be a breeze for Republicans, right? Think again. Democrats are euphoric over Tom McClintock’s intransigence in continuing his long-shot bid for governor. This allows Democrats...
  • Human Shield News: Americans Face Fines, Jail Time For Helping Iraq

    08/09/2003 11:57:46 AM PDT · by dukeman · 27 replies · 242+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 8/9/03 | Lauren Glenn
    SARASOTA -- A Sarasota woman who served as a "human shield" during the war in Iraq faces thousands of dollars in civil penalties. According to a letter dated March 20 from the federal Department of the Treasury, Faith Fippinger broke the law by crossing the Iraqi border -- a violation of U.S. sanctions that prohibit American citizens from engaging in "virtually all direct or indirect commercial, financial or trade transactions with Iraq." Fippinger, who returned home on May 4, learned of the letter from her brother, who kept track of her mail while she was overseas. Once she arrived in...
  • Why Clinton KoolAid Drinkers Will Never Admit that He Is a Vicious Rapist

    06/11/2003 6:38:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 72 replies · 594+ views
    dfu commentary | 6-11-03 | dfu
    For those who have paid attention, it is obvious that Juanita Broaddrick is a compelling witness. She lived a nightmare that she always wanted to be private but that became public. Juanita never wanted to testify. That is why she made the initial mistake of signing an affidavit that came from Bruce Lindsey, who was quite a behind the scenes fixer and apparently also an affidavit mill. Talk about a lowlife with no conscience. When she had to testify under oath, Juanita told the truth as she lived it. She came forward reluctantly. She had government contracts that could be...
  • The 'experts' were wrong - again!

    04/11/2003 5:00:54 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies · 217+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 10, 2003 | SALIM MANSUR
    This is not the way some "experts" said the U.S.-led war for liberating Iraq would unfold: a military campaign of astonishing speed with a minimum of casualties, given the lethality of the weapons. So many of the experts derided this as a fantasy of the warmongers. There was supposed to be, according to these experts - we shall not embarrass them by mentioning their names - a grotesque carnage of innocent civilians. It would be a war with the scenario of hell gratuitously visited upon Iraqis: cities reduced to rubble; an unprecedented humanitarian crisis following fierce battles. However, there were...
  • "HUMAN SHIELDS" NOW ATTEMPTING TO FLEE BAGHDAD (GREAT READ!) From Australia

    04/01/2003 8:27:14 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 37 replies · 362+ views
    The Australian Age (Australia) ^ | 1 April 2003 | The Australian Age (Australia)
    "Human Shields Flee Baghdad" Tuesday 1 April 2003, 8:05 AM Australian human shield Donna Mulhearn has fled Baghdad for Amman before what is expected to be a bloody battle for the capital. The 34-year-old said she and five other people arrived in Jordan on Sunday night, after paying a driver the equivalent of $A1,250 to drive them out of Iraq. She said the trip would normally cost less than $A16.71 on a bus. Ms Mulhearn said she met Australian SAS soldiers about 200km west of Baghdad at a roadblock, describing them as professional. "I was actually quite relieved when I...
  • Peace Movements Don’t Prevent Wars [Common Sense 101]

    02/20/2003 9:59:16 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 476+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Feb. 18, 2003 | Barry Farber
    Peace Movements Don’t Prevent Wars Barry FarberTuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 Are you behind the president, in favor of using force to disarm Saddam Hussein, willing to share the risks of combat nationally and personally – and thoroughly rattled by the huge turnouts around the world for the anti-war rallies of Saturday, Feb. 15? Have some therapy. Don't try to dismiss the demonstrators as "the usual suspects." The motleyness of many of them may have indeed inspired an agenda-free 8-year-old in New York to exclaim to his mother, "Mom, this place is filled with freaks!" But drop that line. There were...
  • I Spy -- My Not-So-Secret Life as an FBI Informant -

    09/28/2002 12:36:41 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 33 replies · 185+ views
    VillageVoice ^ | 9.25.2002 | Sarah Goodyear
    I recognized him by the back of his head as soon as I walked into the candlelit bar: Ameen, the Egyptian car-service driver. The cocksure young man who had argued politics with me from Brooklyn to Manhattan, gesturing with one hand and steering with the other. Who had told me back in July 2001 that something terrible was going to happen in New York, and that Osama bin Laden would be responsible. The guy I had handed over to the FBI. Whose life had been disrupted. Whose phone had been tapped. Whose family had been questioned. Because of me. On...