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  • Israel’s Endgame in Gaza

    08/01/2014 11:41:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Caroline Gllick ^ | 8/1/2014 | Caroline Glick
    The fighting is still raging in Gaza. Each day the IDF destroys more and more tunnels and other terrorist infrastructure. Each day, we discover new facets of Hamas’s depravity. The three soldiers from the Maglan commando unit who were killed on Tuesday in the southern Gaza Strip, were buried in the rubble of a UN clinic. They entered the building to seal a terror tunnel whose entry shaft was located inside the clinic. A Hamas terrorist was inside the tunnel waiting for them. He detonated the building. Works out that Hamas had booby-trapped the structure, hiding 12 barrels with 80...
  • What Russia Really Wants (Putin's End-Game In Ukraine Alert)

    03/04/2014 9:48:18 PM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/04/2014 | Ruslan Pukhov
    That’s because Russia has a strong interest in nominally retaining Crimea as part of Ukraine. From the disintegration of the Soviet Union onward, Crimea, with its traditionally separatist leanings, was always a destabilizing factor. It served as a direct avenue of Russian pressure on Ukraine, and also guaranteed almost a million “pro-Russian” votes in Ukrainian elections, ensuring the dominance of the pro-Russian eastern half of the country over the nationalist western half. If the Ukrainian nationalists had been smarter and more farsighted, they themselves would have advocated a renunciation of claims to Crimea in order to remove this needle in...
  • Single-payer healthcare vs. Obamacare - "A signal in all the noise"

    11/01/2013 3:14:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | David Sirota
    "Medicare for all" isn't perfect, but it does what the ACA can't: Guarantee better healthcare and a simpler system Whenever scandal arises in Washington, D.C., the fight between the two parties typically ends up being a competition to identify a concise message in the chaos — or, as scientists might say, a signal in all the noise. This week confirms that truism, as glitches plagued the new Obamacare website and as insurance companies canceled policies for many customers on the individual market. Amid the subsequent noise of congressional debate and cable TV outrage, Republicans argued that the signal is about...
  • The Terrifying Future of The United States (*video link)

    08/25/2013 6:02:01 PM PDT · by USS Johnston · 56 replies
    StormCloudsGathering ^ | June 5, 2013 | StormCloudsGathering
    It is long beyond the time to connect the dots. The so-called "War on Terror" has been concocted in order to create an obtrusive and unconstitutional Patriot Act, and alarmingly over-armed domestic Police State/Army, and DHS. All in the name of "security." The focus and target of such over-reach and abuse of federal powers are any and all citizens who highly regard "Liberty" and Freedom." Are you one of those people who treasure the US Constitutional and it's rights? If so, you have been classified as "Domestic Terrorists." You have three choices in the matter. You may pretend there's nothing...
  • Obama’s Endgame

    05/20/2013 5:31:30 AM PDT · by True Grit · 28 replies
    Pakalert Press ^ | May 20, 2013 | Dave Hodges
    History demonstrates that the descent into war is preceded with a justification, real or contrived. As with all tyrants, if a legitimate justification for the impending conflict is not forthcoming, the despot, in this case Obama, will simply make one up. And the way that this objective is reached is through the creation of a false flag event. Make no mistake about it, this is coming to America. In Part Two of this series, it was demonstrated the Federal Reserve needs to seize the Iranian oil fields in order to save the Petrodollar. This means we will be at war...
  • CLIMATE CHANGE ENDGAME IN SIGHT?

    03/31/2013 5:37:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 29, 2013 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    In my Weekly Standard cover story about the fallout from the “Climategate” email scandal three years ago, I offered the following question by way of prediction: Eventually the climate modeling community is going to have to reconsider the central question: Have the models the IPCC uses for its predictions of catastrophic warming overestimated the climate’s sensitivity to greenhouse gases? The article then went on to survey emerging research (U.S. government funded!) casting doubt on high estimates of climate sensitivity, along with alternative explanations on some climate factors, such as “black carbon.” The question in my mind at the time was...
  • Top 10 Warning Signs of a Global End Game

    07/02/2012 10:14:52 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    EconMatters ^ | 7-2-2012
    Top 10 Warning Signs of a Global End Game By EconMattersMonday, July 2, 2012 What a difference a year has made! About this time last year, the dollar seemed on the brink of disaster amid the debt ceiling debate at U.S. Congress. U.S. CDS spiked 430% in three months, and S&P downgraded the U.S. sovereign debt credit rating for the first time in history. At the time, Euro crisis looked could be contained, and China's growth story was largely intact to still fuel the world GDP. So it was of little surprise that the dollar collapse was ranked as the...
  • "The End Game: 2012 And 2013 Will Usher In The End" - The Scariest Presentation Ever?

    06/02/2012 6:54:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/31/12
    "The End Game: 2012 And 2013 Will Usher In The End" - The Scariest Presentation Ever? /snip •We don’t know exactly what is to come, but we can all join the very few dots from where we are now, to the collapse of the first major bank… •With very limited room for government bailouts, we can very easily join the next dots from the first bank closure to the collapse of the whole European banking system, and then to the bankruptcy of the governments themselves. •There are almost no brakes in the system to stop this, and almost no one...
  • Europe's Anti-Austerity Calls Mount as Election Campaigns Climax

    04/30/2012 11:58:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    SF Chron ^ | 4-30-12 | Patrick Donahue
    A recession in Spain and forecasts of rising unemployment in the 17-nation euro area are amplifying criticism of the German-led austerity agenda in election campaigns this week in France and Greece. With Spain's largest unions leading marches involving thousands of protesters in 55 cities yesterday, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government battled to prevent Spain from becoming the next country to seek a bailout. In France, the final round of presidential elections on May 6, Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande pushed back against German Chancellor Angela Merkel's focus on deficit reduction. "Watching Spain now is exactly like watching Ireland around October 2010...
  • Biden Discovers the War On Poverty Endgame

    09/06/2010 4:21:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-6-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Bay: Anyone else have a sinking feeling about North Korea?

    05/28/2010 6:30:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 1,395+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 05/28/10 | Austin Bay
    Bay: Anyone else have a sinking feeling about North Korea? Austin Bay, CREATORS SYNDICATE Published: 5:55 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2010 In a 1945 essay titled "Funny, But Not Vulgar," George Orwell argued that "A thing is funny when ... it upsets the established order." Toward the end of the essay, Orwell added: "To be funny, indeed, you have got to be serious." /snip Kim can't handle real sunshine — the truth. In the 60 years since the Korean War began, South Korea has decisively defeated North Korea in the social and economic spheres. Only in military terms, in the...
  • A military mother's take on the president's speech

    12/03/2009 3:53:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 621+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 02, 2009 | Beverly Gunn
    The stage was set at West Point last night and the backdrop was the Corps of Cadets, who served as props for the President's speech. It was not a proud moment. I saw all those young men and women, who are chosen and a part of the top ten percent of the greatest minds of their generation, and I wept. To use them as props seemed to me to serve as the worst insult ever offered by a leader of a nation. Yet, as I pondered the speech, the audience, their circumspect behavior, and the fatigue that washed over many...
  • Administration Outlines Afghan War Endgame [Stunning Development!]

    12/01/2009 10:40:28 AM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 3,384+ views
    APReport ^ | December 01, 2009
    Administration Outlines Afghan War Endgame Official: U.S. troops will start leaving region 'well before' end of first term NBC News and news services WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan over six months, an accelerated timetable — with an endgame built in — that would have the first Marines there as early as Christmas, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. U.S. troops are expected to start leaving the region 'well before' the end of Obama's first term, the AP reported Tuesday. A senior government official told NBC contributor Col. Jack Jacobs that...
  • Nations in Race to Develop Combat Robots

    10/26/2009 5:52:48 PM PDT · by Flavius · 20 replies · 778+ views
    chosun ^ | October 27, 2009
    The age when unmanned robots will replace soldiers on the battlefield is not far off, said Kim Soo-hyun, a professor of mechanical engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, in a seminar hosted by the Army on Wednesday.
  • Prof. Weiss at rightist event: Build third temple immediately

    10/25/2009 7:31:12 PM PDT · by Flavius · 13 replies · 876+ views
    ynetnews ^ | 10.25.09 | Efrat Weiss
    In wake of Muslim riots at Temple Mount, leading rabbis, rightists call on Israel 'not to capitulate to Palestinian violence.' Feiglin: Direct link between Jerusalem unrest, Goldstone Report Efrat Weiss In a move that may heighten tensions in the capital, the Organization for Human Rights on the Temple Mount (OHRTM) called for Jews to visit the east Jerusalem compound, which houses the al-Aqsa Mosque.
  • Shape-Shifting Robot Blob Has Emerged From Your Nightmares

    10/19/2009 9:31:33 PM PDT · by Flavius · 20 replies · 997+ views
    the escapists ^ | 10/10/09 | tom goldman
    iRobot's flesh-like ChemBot will freak you out, but it also could save your life someday. The ChemBot might look like something out of a bad dream, but it's actually a multimillion dollar military project. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Research Office contracted iRobot, creator of vacuum-robot Roomba, to design the soft, flexible, mechanical ooze last year. This video might be a little technical at first, but if you skip to the 2 minute mark you can see the results of iRobot's work thus far.
  • Robots gear up for duty in 'rodeo' at Fort Hood-(unmanned unwomend, for 2015)

    09/07/2009 7:25:21 AM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 702+ views
    star ^ | Sep. 05, 2009 | By CHRIS VAUGHN
    FORT HOOD — Under a searing sun, breathing clouds of dirt and gulping metallic-tasting water, some of the nation’s best defense geeks tried to impress the infantrymen and tankers of the U.S. Army. They converged on a remote part of Fort Hood last week with robots that responded to voices, giant trucks that didn’t need a driver, three-dimensional light and range detectors, unmanned track vehicles with machine guns, all of it for an event billed as Texas’ — certainly the Army’s — first Robotics Rodeo.
  • US military embraces robot 'revolution'

    08/20/2009 7:36:35 PM PDT · by Flavius · 11 replies · 1,210+ views
    afp ^ | 8/17/09 | afp
    Robots in the sky and on the ground are transforming warfare, and the US military is rushing to recruit the new warriors that never sleep and never bleed.
  • Unsinkable Palin eyes run against Obama?

    07/04/2009 1:37:50 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 1,536+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/4/2008 | Tony Allen-Mills
    ~snip~ Palin ended 2008 with a striking run of personal successes in high-profile popularity polls. According to a poll by Gallup she was the second most admired woman of the year, after Hillary Clinton. Time magazine chose her as the world’s fourth most influential person, behind Barack Obama, Henry Paulson of the US Treasury and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. Last week she triumphed in an annual poll, commissioned by a property website, as the person Americans would most like to have as their neighbour. She finished ahead of Oprah Winfrey, the television chat show queen, and Michael Phelps, the...
  • 'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq

    12/13/2008 12:18:39 PM PST · by flyfree · 19 replies · 802+ views
    US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has told US troops in Iraq that their mission there is in its "endgame".
  • Coalition Has Entered ‘Endgame’ in Iraq, Gates Says

    09/23/2008 4:35:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 207+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2008 – Amid an 80-percent drop in violence and with further withdrawals of U.S. forces in sight, the coalition in Iraq has reached the “endgame,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. “I believe we have now entered that endgame – and our decisions today and in the months ahead will be critical to regional stability and our national security interests for years to come,” he told the Senate Armed Service Committee during a hearing on Iraq and Afghanistan. Highlighting success in Iraq are reductions in U.S. casualties and overall violence, and the handover of...
  • US now in 'end game' in Iraq

    09/10/2008 11:21:08 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 2 replies · 99+ views
    News.com.au ^ | September 11, 2008 | Jim Mannion
    THE US is now in the "end game" in Iraq but must move cautiously in drawing down its forces there despite a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says. Mr Gates' top military adviser, Admiral Michael Mullen, said he was not convinced that "we're winning it" in Afghanistan and warned that "frankly, we're running out of time". Admiral Mullen said he had ordered the military to draw up a new strategy that encompasses insurgent safe havens in Pakistan. But Mr Gates said President George W. Bush's decision to draw down only 8000 of the 146,000 troops from...
  • Who Stole Our Culture?

    07/11/2008 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 60 replies · 434+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | May 24, 2007 | William S. Lind
    To understand anything, we have to know its history. To understand who stole our culture, we need to take a look at the history of "political correctness." Early Marxist theory Before World War I, Marxist theory said that if Europe ever erupted in war, the working classes in every European country would rise in revolt, overthrow their governments and create a new Communist Europe. But when war broke out in the summer of 1914, that didn't happen. Instead, the workers in every European country lined up by the millions to fight their country's enemies. Finally, in 1917, a Communist revolution...
  • Iraq - Sadr threatens to declare 'open war' if crackdown continues

    04/19/2008 2:40:07 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 145+ views
    AFP via translation | April 19, 2008
    via translation - Sadr threat of an "open war" if the attacks against him are continuing NAJAF (Iraq) - The head radical anti-American Moqtada Sadr threatened Saturday to launch "an open war" if the operations of American and Iraqi forces against his movement continued, in a statement signed by him and published in Najaf (south of Baghdad). "I give a final warning, and I gave my word to the Iraqi government to choose the path of peace and stop the violence against its own people, if it is a government of destruction," the young religious leader. "If it does not...
  • Advisers for Clinton Plan the Endgame

    03/05/2008 8:11:14 PM PST · by Islander7 · 20 replies · 207+ views
    NYT ^ | March 5, 2008 | By PATRICK HEALY
    Advisers to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today began plotting a ground game, advertising budgets and a confidence-brimming outreach strategy in hopes of both scoring a big victory in April’s Pennsylvania primary and accumulating enough superdelegates over time to even the nomination fight against Senator Barack Obama. Mr. Obama, who had 11 straight primary and caucus victories in February, has enjoyed momentum lately in picking off superdelegates, the party leaders who have a vote in the nomination. Mrs. Clinton and her advisers now believe that with her victories in Texas and Ohio last night, she can convince superdelegates to stand with...
  • PBS FRONTLINE / ENDGAME

    06/18/2007 12:14:40 PM PDT · by FilmCutter · 2 replies · 1,196+ views
    PBS/FRONTLINE ^ | 06/19/07 | FilmCutter
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=y3TX-KWhnYU In a surprising public admission, Gen. Jack Keane, the Army's second in command during the US invasion of Iraq, tells FRONTLINE about his own failure to plan for an insurgency, and how White House rhetoric about "defeating the insurgents" never lined up with the Army's mission. In "Endgame," FRONTLINE talks with key military strategists and top administration figures about the events leading up to the "surge" of US troops and the likelihood of its success. Coming on air Tuesday, June 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) On December 19, 2006, President George W. Bush said for...
  • Trapped Moose Baffles Would-Be Rescuers (This story is a cliff-hanger!)

    10/15/2005 9:28:08 PM PDT · by akdonn · 9 replies · 407+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 10-15-05 | Peter Porco
    A young bull moose last seen late this week trapped on a steep, sandy bluff above Knik Arm is apparently in its endgame, according to authorities and those who've seen it. The moose has been stranded halfway up a 200-foot bluff for almost a week. Either it will find a way off, says a state biologist, or it will weaken from dehydration and hunger and likely tumble to the rocky beach below, probably dying in the fall. The bluff is roughly across from Elmendorf Air Force Base, about halfway between Goose Bay and Point MacKenzie, according to those who've seen...
  • 'REVELATIONS' LIVE THREAD (NBC) 4/27/05 9:00 P.M. EDT

    04/27/2005 5:29:19 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 5 replies · 474+ views
    NBC ^ | Wednesday, April 27, 2005
    HOUR 3 9pm 2005-04-27 ALL NEW! DR. MASSEY AND SISTER JO'S SEARCH FOR THE MIRACLE CHILD TAKES THEM TO ROME -- Dr. Richard Massey (Bill Pullman) and Sister Jo (Natascha McElhone) travel to Italy to speak with the mother of the miracle child who believes that shadowy figures attempted to take the baby from her. In the meantime, a mysterious seductress leads Massey's stepson Hawk (Mark Rendall) away from the protection of his bodyguard and into the grasp of Satanists, Ogden (guest star Fred Durst, "Limp Bizkit") and Tulia (Caryn Green). And, imprisoned Satanist Isaiah Haden (Michael Massee) attempts to...
  • 'REVELATIONS' LIVE THREAD (NBC) 4/20/05 9:00 P.M. EDT

    04/20/2005 5:28:00 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 22 replies · 786+ views
    NBC ^ | Wednesday, April 20, 2005
    HOUR 2 TRUE OR FALSE PROPHECIES- In the second hour of NBC's event series "Revelations," astrophysicist Dr. Richard Massey (Bill Pullman) and Sister Josepha (Natascha McElhone) are led deeper into a whirlwind of events that may signal the End of Days. With Satanist Isaiah Haden (Michael Massee) safely in prison, Dr. Massey attempts to return to his old life, only to be pulled out of it once more when he is asked to reconsider the possible source of messages that are transmitted by a young girl languishing in a coma that could be coming from his slain daughter, Lucy. Massey...
  • 'REVELATIONS' LIVE THREAD (NBC) 4/13/05 9:00 P.M. EDT

    04/13/2005 5:34:42 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 52 replies · 1,746+ views
    NBC ^ | Wednesday, April 13, 2005
    HOUR 1 - Series Premiere 9pm 2005-04-13 ALL NEW! COULD THE END OF DAYS BE NEAR? -- From executive producer Gavin Polone ("Panic Room") and writer/creator David Seltzer ("The Omen") comes "Revelations," a six-hour event series starring Bill Pullman ("Independence Day") as Harvard professor Dr. Richard Massey, an astrophysicist who is certain that all worldly events can be explained by Science. In the series premiere, Dr. Massey is dealing with the tragic murder of his 12-year-old daughter by a maniacal murderer, Isaiah Haden (Michael Massee, "24"), who was captured and imprisoned. After a strange course of events, Massey is challenged...
  • ARMAGEDDON COMES TO NBC! "REVELATIONS" AND HUMANKIND`S ENDGAME

    04/06/2005 5:19:55 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 9 replies · 778+ views
    Phenomena Magazine ^ | Wednesday, April 6, 2005 | NICK REDFERN
    (New TV Series Examines The Apocalypse) “AND THE SUN WILL TURN TO DARKNESS AND THE MOON WILL TURN TO BLOOD…” "Phenomena Magazine" was very pleased to have recently received a review copy of the pilot episode of a great new series that premieres on NBC on Wednesday 13 April (9.00 to 10.00 p.m. Eastern Time/Pacific Time). Titled "Revelations" and from the team of executive producer Gavin Polone (“Panic Room”) and writer/creator David Seltzer (“The Omen”), this six-hour “event-series” stars Bill Pullman (of “Independence Day”) as Harvard professor Dr. Richard Massey, an astrophysicist whose certainty that all worldly events can be...
  • McInerney /Paul Vallely: Blueprint for Victory in War on Terror CSpan 10 pm

    07/17/2004 9:42:11 AM PDT · by dickmc · 3 replies · 398+ views
    CSpan: Saturday, July 17 at 10:00 pm and Sunday, July Sunday, July 18 at 7:00 pm 18 at 7:00 pm Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror Terror Thomas McInerney and Paul Vallely Description: At an event sponsored by the Women's National Republican Club, authors Thomas McInerney and Paul Vallely discuss their newest book "Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror." The authors, both retired career military officers and current Fox News Channel military analysts, write that in order for the United States to be successful in the war on terror, it needs to...
  • Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror

    04/14/2004 11:28:16 AM PDT · by an amused spectator · 14 replies · 165+ views
    Amazon ^ | April 12, 2004 | Thomas McInerney & Paul E. Vallely
    Editorial Reviews From the Inside FlapHow to win the war on terror: a blueprint Tom McInerney and Paul Vallely are retired generals (Air Force and the Army). They’ve devoted their lives to defending America. Now they’re military analysts for FOX News, privy to up-to-the-minute reports and inside sources. They know everything that’s going on within the Pentagon, the CIA, and other government agencies. They’re also smart. When other analysts were wringing their hands and whining about "quagmires" in Afghanistan and Iraq, they calmly predicted relatively easy and decisive American victories—and they were right. In Endgame, they devote their experience and...
  • CA: Activist's removal angers Latinos - Woman is deported after arrest at home

    03/21/2004 8:45:44 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 24 replies · 140+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 20, 2004 | Leonel Sanchez
    The deportation of a Logan Heights activist yesterday after her arrest at home has sparked outrage among some Latinos, who accuse federal officers of spreading fear in immigrant communities. "The community is fearful that they are going to come to their doors and split their families," said Benjamin Prado, coordinator of the Raza Rights Coalition. Immigration officials say Alvina Martinez, 54, was arrested during a routine operation targeting fugitive immigrants. Martinez had several immigration violations on her record and had exhausted her appeals to remain in the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lauren Mack said. She was deported to...
  • Rush Reveals GOP's Endgame

    02/02/2004 6:36:05 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 35 replies · 275+ views
    Transcript of Radio Program ^ | February 2, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bush Campaign: This Could Be 1980 or 1960 February 2, 2004 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT 1:40 PM EST RUSH: New polling data: John Edwards leading the pack in South Carolina, ladies and gentlemen. I don't pretend to know what this is going to do to the race and, frankly, at this point in time I'm still not that interested in it. I said "that interested." I'm not "that interested." I know all the stuff you're worried about: Bush isn't responding; Bush should be doing this and Bush should be doing that. Let me tell you something, folks: When it comes down to...
  • 'TANKS REACH CENTRE'

    04/09/2003 4:37:01 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 159+ views
    Sky News ^ | April 9, 2003
    American tanks have reportedly taken up positions around a square at the very centre of Baghdad. From a vantage point near Tahrir Square, Reuters reporter Hassan Hafidh said: "I can see about 15 tanks and armoured vehicles as well as some other vehicles that appeared to have crossed the river from the west of the city. "They are broadcasting messages from loudspeakers in Arabic telling people not to shoot at them. The Americans look a bit nervous and are pointing their guns at people in the street." US officials say it is premature to say the Battle of Baghdad...
  • UK TROOPS STORM BASRA

    04/06/2003 1:27:11 PM PDT · by KriegerGeist · 6 replies · 162+ views
    Sky News ^ | 04/06/2003 | sky news
    UK TROOPS STORM BASRA Large swathes of Iraq's second city are under the control of British troops after the Desert Rats and Royal Marines stormed into Basra. Three British soldiers were killed during the attack. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in Challenger tanks, along with the Black Watch in armoured vehicles and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, pushed into the city from the south west. In a second wave of attacks elite Royal Marine Commandos also moved into the south west outskirts backed by heavy shelling. "This is it, we're in and we're not coming out," a military source said....
  • Saddam threatens deserters with death

    04/05/2003 3:34:48 PM PST · by MadIvan · 58 replies · 290+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | April 6, 2003 | Colin Brown
    Senior intelligence officials have told Tony Blair's War Cabinet that Saddam Hussein's family have been threatening people with death to stop the regime from collapsing in its final hours. A Cabinet minister told The Telegraph last night that CIA reports showed that "maniacs" in Saddam's family were desperately trying to fight off the final defeat by threatening to shoot anyone who was prepared to surrender. "We have been totally taken aback by the ineptness of the regime. I think people have now given up, but there is nobody in authority to authorise the surrender," the minister said. "There are maniacs...
  • Saddam's Endgame

    04/01/2003 7:43:48 AM PST · by Mihalis · 25 replies · 156+ views
    The Iraq war is resolving itself into a battle of wits whose lines are deliberately blurred by the bravado, ambiguous maneuvers and half-truths propagated by both sides. The protagonists are US General Tommy Franks and Saddam Hussein. The score on Day 12 of the war is even. DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources and military analysts stress that both are perfectly aware that the war will end in an American battlefield victory. With an eye on the endgame, the two are maneuvering over its cost. DEBKA Special Map shows positions north of Baghdad . Franks’ goal is a victory with the lowest number...
  • Pentagon: Iraq to be Split Into 3 Sectors

    03/07/2003 9:35:21 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 7 replies · 204+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 8th, 2003 | NewsMax Staff
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Tommy Franks will be in total charge of Iraq immediately after the war, but will be supported shortly thereafter by three civilian administrators, each in charge of a different geographic sector of the country, Pentagon officials said Friday. Iraq would be divided into thirds for administrative purposes -- northern, southern and central sectors. The borders of those areas have not been established, according to the Pentagon officials, but the southern sector is expected to be demographically dominated by Shiites and the northern sector by Kurds. Boundary lines would be determined by existing major...
  • Bush Says 'Game Is Over' for Saddam

    02/06/2003 3:59:19 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 1 replies · 107+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | February 6, 2003 | By Jonathan Wright and Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said on Thursday he would support a new U.N. resolution authorizing war on Iraq, saying "the game is over" for Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and challenging the Security Council to stand up to Iraqi defiance. With Secretary of State Colin Powell at his side, Bush ratcheted up pressure on the Security Council, confidently signaling the United States is prepared to go to war with a coalition of like-minded nations with or without U.N. backing. "Saddam Hussein has made Iraq into a prison, poison factory and a torture chamber for patriots and dissidents. Saddam Hussein has...
  • Warning Time Is Short, Bush Says Exile Is Option for Hussein

    01/30/2003 7:18:08 PM PST · by Archangelsk · 2 replies · 145+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 013003 | Brian Knowlton
    Warning Time Is Short, Bush Says Exile Is Option for Hussein By BRIAN KNOWLTON International Herald Tribune WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 ? President Bush said today that he would welcome exile for President Saddam Hussein and his top "henchmen," as the United States intensified pressure on Iraq by warning that efforts to avert war would be given only weeks, not months, to succeed. The White House continued a major diplomatic push for international support ahead of a crucial debate on Iraq next week at the United Nations Security Council. Mr. Bush has directed Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to present...
  • Influential GOP'ers Within White House Urge Bush to Work Behind the Scenes for Lott Resignation

    12/12/2002 11:12:04 PM PST · by ewing · 389 replies · 893+ views
    CBS News Exclusive ^ | Decemer 13, 2002 | Bob Schieffer
    Sources have exclusively told CBS News Chief Washington Correspondant Bob Schieffer that influential Republicans-some of them inside the Bush White House-are now urging the President to work behind the scenes to get Trent Lott to step down as Majority Leader of the United States Senate.However some Republicans have risen to Lott's defense.Senator Arlen Specter , (R-PA) said Lott's comments should be accepted as an 'inadverdent slip and his apolgy should end the discussion.''I know Trent Lott very well from working with him in the Senate for the past 14 years and can vouch for the fact that he is no...
  • The Other "Suicide Bombers"

    04/12/2002 12:39:46 PM PDT · by Truthfairy · 31 replies · 530+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 12, 2002 | Lowell Ponte
    IN CHESS, THE BEST PLAYERS ARE ABLE to think ahead, recognizing the consequences that their next move could have 10, 20 or 30 moves later. Both sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict urgently need to consult with the geopolitical equivalent of such chess grandmasters. The apparent goal of Palestinian extremists, for example, is to push Israel into the sea and take back 100 percent of its land. We can infer this because Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered Yasser Arafat 95 percent of everything the Palestinian leader demanded, but an uncompromising Arafat rejected this and re-ignited Intifada violence against the Jewish...