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  • Al-Zawahri Video: US Failing in Iraq

    12/16/2007 4:21:09 PM PST · by james500 · 43 replies · 136+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Dec 16 07:01 PM US/Eastern
    Al-Qaida's No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri said in a new video posted Monday that the United States is trying to hide its failures in Iraq and warned that the mujahedeen there are increasing in strength. "We are seeing a triple failure for the Americans in Iraq," al-Zawahri said in the 90-minute videotape. "No matter how much the gigantic propaganda machine in America tries to deceive the people, the reality is stronger and worse than all the deceptions." He said U.S. forces were "defeated and looking for a way out," and Iraqi forces were unable to keep security. Al-Zawahri denounced Sunni Arab...
  • On Illegal Immigration and Border Security[Ron Paul]

    12/03/2007 11:37:07 AM PST · by BGHater · 41 replies · 316+ views ^ | 02 Dec 2007 | Ron Paul
    Illegal immigration is on the forefront of many Americans’ minds lately and with good reason. The Center for Immigration Studies has recently reported that our immigrant population is now 37 million, up from 27 million in 1997. 1 in 3 of these immigrants are here illegally. We have a problem that has exploded in the last 10 years with no appreciable change in border security since September 11 when we were supposed to take a hard look at the problem. We have security issues at home and our resources are running thin. Our education system is stretched, and immigration accounts...
  • Fog of War (TNR admits Beauchamp lied -- my title)

    12/01/2007 1:49:32 PM PST · by Talking_Mouse · 54 replies · 325+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 12/10/2007 | Franklin Foer
    For months, our magazine has been subject to accusations that stories we published by an American soldier then serving in Iraq were fabricated. When these accusations first arose, we promised our readers a full account of our investigation. We spent the last four-and-a-half months re-reporting his stories. These are our findings. ::very big snip:: In retrospect, we never should have put Beauchamp in this situation. He was a young soldier in a war zone, an untried writer without journalistic training. We published his accounts of sensitive events while granting him the shield of anonymity--which, in the wrong hands, can become...
  • 'Redacted': Battle Casualty

    11/26/2007 1:51:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 12 replies · 108+ views ^ | November 16, 2007 | Kurt Loder
    What is there left to say about the Hollywood assumption that Americans are too clueless to realize that war is hell, that the war in Iraq is particularly troubling and that only moral instruction from, well, Hollywood can bring a benighted nation to its senses? Moviegoers have already signaled their disdain. Three recent antiwar pictures that reflect the film colony's imperious self-regard — "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition" and "Lions for Lambs" — have been quickly fitted with box-office body bags. Soon they'll be joined by "Redacted," the talky, torpid, borderline-hysterical new movie by Brian De Palma. The picture's...
  • Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda media networks; six killed, 15 detained

    11/12/2007 3:55:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 146+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed six terrorists and detained 15 suspects, including two wanted individuals Sunday and Monday during operations to disrupt al-Qaeda propaganda operations in central Iraq. During an operation southwest of Baqubah Sunday, Coalition forces targeted the alleged media emir of the Diyala province. Coalition forces observed four armed men in the target area, and, perceiving hostile intent, fired warning shots in an attempt to get the men to drop their weapons. When the suspects failed to comply, the ground force engaged the armed men. A vehicle associated with the men caught on fire from the engagement,...
  • BBC fed youngsters Al Qaeda propaganda, claims ex-spy chief

    09/29/2007 8:26:00 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 13 replies · 245+ views
    London Daily Mail ^ | 29th September 2007 | JAMES CHAPMAN
    Britain's former spy chief accused the BBC of "parroting" Al Qaeda propaganda to children as young as six. Dame Pauline Neville Jones, who is also a former BBC governor, is infuriated at the stance the corporation's Newsround programme took on the September 11 attacks. She accused the flagship children's news bulletin of feeding an "ugly undercurrent" which suggests the terrorist outrage was somehow justifiable. Newsround is aimed at viewers aged between six and 12. On its website it answered the question concerning 9/11, "Why did they do it" by saying: "The way America has got involved in conflicts in regions...
  • Ahmadinejad Comments On Ground Zero Flap

    09/23/2007 4:39:25 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 31 replies · 122+ views
    CBS ^ | Sept 23,2007
    CBS) The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, knows how to infuriate the Western world and he did it again last week when he asked to visit ground zero. Ahmadinejad plans to be in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly meeting. The man who questions the truth behind the Holocaust is expected to demand, once again, the elimination of Israel. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley spoke with Ahmadinejad on Thursday in the garden outside his office in Tehran. Pelley spoke to the president about America's angry reaction to his plan to visit the World Trade Center site. The...
  • Taliban claim to have killed 93 US commandos

    12/07/2001 4:29:33 AM PST · by jmswope · 24 replies · 173+ views
    Islam Press ^ | 2001-12-06 19:58:09
    6 December 2001 The Interior Minister of Afghanistan says that it is absolutely ridiculous and baseless that the Americans, resting in a desert, 220 miles away from Kandahar claim to have captured the city of Kandahar. Similarly, the rival Pashtun claim to have captured Kandahar is based on false reports. He further said that the local and the international media has revealed only one side of the picture, but the truth is that heavy damage has been done to the Americans in Afghanistan. The Minister said that in recent operations, Taliban troops killed 93 Americans and captured six. Dozens of ...
  • Extremists Unleash YouTube Propaganda

    08/19/2007 8:12:36 PM PDT · by expatguy · 13 replies · 747+ views
    NineMSN (Australia) ^ | 20 Aug 2007 | expatguy
    YouTube is the latest propaganda vehicle for Hizb ut-Tahrir, a hardline Islamic group which has been banned in Europe, China and most of the Middle East — but not Australia. The group has posted a series of professionally produced videos, which call for all countries with a majority Muslim population to be run under Sharia law. The clips show Muslims being attacked by Western forces, accompanied by the question "for how much longer?" It's not the first step into the digital world for Hizb ut-Tahrir, other recruitment efforts include the use of online social networks, chat forums and blogs. In...
  • Iraqi woman's house hit by bullets

    08/15/2007 11:43:48 AM PDT · by squidly · 21 replies · 1,890+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/14/07 | yahoo
    An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.
  • Magic Bullets Discovered in Sadr City by AFP Photographer

    08/15/2007 5:00:49 PM PDT · by JCG · 79 replies · 2,930+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08-15-07 | Not given
    Magic Bullets Discovered in Sadr City by AFP PhotographerWed, Aug 15, 2007 at 9:45:56 am PST the propaganda is so obvious it’s almost funny.An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. At least 175 people were slaughtered on Tuesday and more than 200 wounded when four suicide truck bombs targeted people from an ancient religious sect in northern Iraq, officials said. (AFP/Wissam al-Okaili)To make it even tastier, there’s another one from July 10, 2007, apparently featuring the same woman, holding...
  • Al Qaeda Videos May Be Doctored

    Media and terrorism experts alike have remarked on the increasing sophistication of al Qaeda propaganda videos that continue to be released by the group's media wing, as Sahab. One computer expert, however, has conducted extensive image analysis on many of the videos and concluded that in many cases the tapes were likely doctored to give a false impression of the speaker's location.
  • Hollywood pitches in on war effort(Here it comes)

    07/27/2007 7:43:39 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 48 replies · 2,136+ views
    Variety ^ | 07/27/07 | DIANE GARRETT
    Within the next few months, Hollywood studios will launch several movies that take a sober and thoughtful look at the war in Iraq and the war on terror. So Hollywood presumably will have done its civic duty. But two key questions: Is the audience ready to embrace these films? And how should the studios go about selling them? Par Vantage's "A Mighty Heart" was a smart, emotional and well-crafted look at the Middle East situation, but its wide release and low per-screen average delivered a harsh reality check to all the studios. The slew of upcoming current-events movies (see chart)...
  • Was Tillman Murdered? AP Gets New Documents (Lefty Smear Campaign Alert)

    07/27/2007 9:13:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies · 2,161+ views
    Editor & Publisher (via AP) ^ | 7/26/2007 | Unattributed
    Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. "The medical evidence did not match up with the, with the scenario as described," a doctor who examined Tillman's body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators. The doctors - whose names were blacked out - said that the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the...
  • The Winter Soldier of the New Republic – “Scott Thomas”

    07/23/2007 7:13:15 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 50 replies · 1,120+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 23 July 2007 | .cnI redruM
    Beginning on January 31, 1971, an anti-war group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), spent three days in Detroit, Mi compiling what they called testimony of US military atrocities in Vietnam. They then went to Washington, DC to hold a series of protests, the most famous of which was “Dewey Canyon III”. This launched the lamentable career of John Kerry, but more importantly, it slandered hundreds of innocent soldiers who served in the US Marine Corps in Vietnam, by falsely accusing them of war atrocities. In one session of the Winter Soldier Investigation entitled “The 1st Marine Division”, the following...
  • Mujahideen ambush video

    07/19/2007 5:22:21 PM PDT · by hophead · 11 replies · 504+ views ^ | Live Leak
    "Video of Mujahideen ambush on Occupation American Forces Convoy in Afghanistan" As-Sahab releases a new video of a small band of Mujahideen in Afghanistan ambushing a Occupation American Forces armored convoy in Zabul province destorying one meerkat vehicle totally and damaging one hummer during which the american's retreat and call in Air support. Chinooks are seen in later bringing in rapid response occupation infantry to search the area for Mujahideen with close air support.
  • 'Al-Qa'eda Will Punish UK For Rushdie Award'

    07/10/2007 3:01:41 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 861+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2007 | Philip Johnston
    'Al-Qa'eda will punish UK for Rushdie award' By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor. Last Updated: 7:57pm BST 10/07/2007 Osama bin Laden’s second in command has issued a warning that Britain faces fresh terror attacks as a "punishment" for the knighthood bestowed on Salman Rushdie. Ayman al-Zawahiri helped mastermind the September 11 attacks in the US The threat - addressed directly to Gordon Brown - came in a 20-minute audio-tape posted on jihadi websites by Ayman al-Zawahiri. He threatened "a very precise response" in retaliation against Britain for having knighted the controversial novelist in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last month. Intelligence...
  • Iraq's Horror Movie Posters

    07/10/2007 1:24:20 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 40 replies · 1,938+ views
    Sky News ^ | 07/09/07
    The internet is playing a key role in the on-going psychological war waged on America by the Iraqi insurgence. A series of mock-up Hollywood film posters - with a chilling message for US troops in Iraq - has started to appear on the web. Link
  • Saddam's deputy tells his followers Americans are facing defeat in Iraq (al-Douri)

    07/08/2007 10:46:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 685+ views
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD: An audiotape said to be of Saddam Hussein's deputy said his group will keep fighting until the last foreign soldier withdraws from Iraq, saying the Americans are being defeated. The audiotape purportedly from Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was obtained by The Associated Press in Baghdad on Sunday. It was impossible to determine its authenticity, but several Iraqis familiar with al-Douri's voice said they believed it from his. It was also unclear when the audiotape was made but the comments referred to Saddam as a "martyr." He was hanged Dec. 30 for his role in the deaths of more...
  • Media Promote Al Qaeda Propaganda, Spinning Fake Beheading Story

    07/01/2007 5:41:42 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 23 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | 7/1/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Reuters admits they were taken in by false beheaded Iraqis story but refuses to accept responsibility for their error Remember when you were a kid and got caught telling a lie, but your excuse was that a pal "made you do it" and it was so hard to tell the truth anyway because of this reason or that? It didn't matter to your parents then, did it? Well, here we have Reuters revealing that they fell for a false story about 20 beheaded Iraqis that was planted by insurgents, but do they just admit it and take responsibility? No, they...
  • US says report of 20 beheaded bodies in Iraq false (media took it hook, line and sinker)

    06/30/2007 8:19:21 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies · 832+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/30/2007 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD, June 30 (Reuters) - Media reports attributed to Iraqi police of 20 decapitated bodies found south of Baghdad this week were untrue and may have been planted by insurgents to provoke revenge attacks, the U.S. military said on Saturday. "Coalition and Iraqi officials began investigating to determine if the reports were true. Ultimately it was concluded the reports were false," the military said in a statement. Local police, speaking off the record, said on Thursday that the bodies had been found dumped on the banks of the Tigris River near Salman Pak, about 30 km (19 miles) south of...
  • Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for downing US helicopter

    02/02/2007 9:28:53 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 448+ views
    AFP ^ | February 2, 2007
    The al-Qaeda terror group has claimed responsibility for the shooting down of a US military helicopter in Iraq on Friday, the group said in a statement posted on the internet. The US military confirmed earlier Friday that two soldiers had been killed when a helicopter "went down" north of Bagdad.
  • CBS's Lara Logan Declares US Defeated In Iraq; General Abizaid Disputes Claim

    11/27/2006 3:46:38 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies · 2,100+ views ^ | November 27, 2006 | Michael Rule
    CBS's Lara Logan Declares US Defeated In Iraq; General Abizaid Disputes Claim Posted by Michael Rule on November 27, 2006 - 16:09. On Sunday’s "60 Minutes," CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan insisted the US had been defeated in Iraq. During an interview with General John Abizaid, the top US Commander in Iraq, Logan asserted, "We hear very little about victory in Iraq these days. We hear a lot about how to manage the defeat." It appears Ms. Logan suffers from selective hearing. While many Democrats and some Republicans talk about Iraq as a lost cause, sources such as...
  • DJ US Midwest Hotel Chain Drops CNN Over Iraq Sniper Video

    11/16/2006 10:57:31 AM PST · by spacejunkie · 18 replies · 1,032+ views
    11/16/2006 Dow Jones News Services (Copyright © 2006 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) COLUMBIA, Missouri (AP)--A Midwest hotel chain has pulled the Cable News Network and CNN Headline News from its guest rooms and lobbies in response to the cable network's broadcast of an insurgent video showing Iraqi snipers shooting at U.S. troops. CNN is a division of Time Warner Inc. (TWX). The Oct. 18 CNN broadcast, which featured edited portions of a tape the network said it obtained from the Islamic Army of Iraq rebel group, crossed the line from journalism to propaganda, said James Thompson, president of the...
  • CNN warns of terrorist interpretation & propaganda (or did they? BIAS ALERT)

    11/09/2006 12:28:22 AM PST · by Steven W. · 10 replies · 746+ views
    CNN / 360 Transcripts ^ | 11/8/06 | Anderson Cooper
    COOPER: Let's check in Michael Ware, who is in Baghdad. Michael, U.S. troops, how are they reacting? How are folks in Iraq, Iraqis, reacting, not only to the election, but also to Donald Rumsfeld's resignation? MICHAEL WARE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, it's too early to tell, Anderson. I mean, news of Secretary Rumsfeld's resignation broke here at about 8:00 p.m. local time, just on the eve of the nightly 9:00 p.m. curfew. There's been no official comment so far from the prime minister's office, nor from the national security adviser. And, obviously, the military here is -- is closing ranks and...
  • Cindy Sheehan Writes of Wanting to Kill President Bush in New Book

    09/07/2006 7:44:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 331 replies · 12,973+ views
    Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Kristinn
    In her new book due out Sept. 19, "Peace Mom," Cindy Sheehan writes of her fantasies of killing President Bush.Sheehan, whose son Army Spc. Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq in April, 2004, couches her desire for the murder of the President by saying she wishes she could go back in time and kill George Bush as an infant in order to prevent the Iraq war.Sheehan has been trying for over a year to meet with President Bush, but to no avail. She met with the President once in 2004 shortly after her son gave his life in Iraq. Since...
  • Documentary Slams U.S. Companies Working in Iraq

    09/05/2006 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Cagey · 7 replies · 692+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 9-5-06 | DAN HARRIS
    Sept. 4, 2006 — He's tackled Wal-Mart and Fox News with his scathing documentaries. Now, filmmaker Robert Greenwald is releasing a documentary which argues that private companies helping to fight the war in Iraq don't have the nation's best interests in mind. "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers" debuts in limited release this week, and presents an assault on companies that provide the kinds of services in Iraq that the military once handled itself, such as supplying food, water and mail delivery for the reconstruction. In the film, former KBR/Halliburton water purification specialist Ben Carter is interviewed and says when...
  • Mr. Bush’s Nuclear Legacy

    09/02/2006 4:48:20 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 19 replies · 722+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/2/2006 | Some NY Times Weenie
    Unless something changes soon, by the end of President Bush’s second term North Korea will have produced enough plutonium for 10 or more nuclear weapons while Iran’s scientists will be close to mastering the skills needed to build their own. That’s quite a legacy for a president sworn to keep the world’s most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the world’s most dangerous regimes. Even if the United States were not tied down in Iraq, military action would be a disaster. Besides, American analysts don’t know where North Korea has stashed its plutonium nor what technology Iran might have...
  • Rumsfeld: Terrorists manipulating media

    08/29/2006 1:28:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 27 replies · 864+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/29/2006 | By ROBERT BURNS
    FALLON NAVAL AIR STATION, Nev. - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday he is deeply troubled by the success of terrorist groups in "manipulating the media" to influence Westerners. "That's the thing that keeps me up at night," he said during a question-and-answer session with about 200 naval aviators and other Navy personnel at this flight training base for Navy and Marine pilots.
  • Hezbollah sinks Australian warship

    08/24/2006 11:42:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies · 3,046+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | August 22, 2006 | Andrew Bolt - an Iran-based website run by the Hezbollah terrorist group - is running this picture (above) of what it claims is the Israeli ship it hit with a missile last month. Now look at the Royal Australian Navy’s picture below - as published by Defence Industry Daily - of its sinking of the decommissioned Australian destroyer-escort HMAS Torrens off the coast of Western Australia in 1998 . We were told at the time the Torrens was deliberately sunk by a torpedo fired by one of our own submarines, the HMAS Farncomb. Should we now think that we were...
  • How Israel Lost the War

    08/22/2006 7:06:14 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 6 replies · 555+ views
    Media Monitor ^ | 8/22/2006 | Cliff KIncaid
    When I appeared on Neil Cavuto's show on August 7 to talk about Arab media bias against Israel, I couldn't resist noting that his own program had featured a one-sided report by correspondent Jonathan Hunt. Reporting from Lebanon, Hunt focused on alleged civilian casualties from Israeli air raids. The images were of devastation and destruction and black smoke billowing from the city of Beirut. By contrast, the Israeli point of view, in terms of images, was a grainy Israeli military video of a Hezbollah drone that was reportedly shot down. I asked Cavuto who won the propaganda war in that...
  • Michael Moore Film Being Used By Terrorists For Anti-U.S. Propaganda

    08/19/2006 5:43:24 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 44 replies · 964+ views ^ | August 19,2005
    Behold how the American left lends moral support to the enemy. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi militant group has produced an elaborate video of what it said were attacks on U.S. troops, in the latest example of the increasingly sophisticated propaganda war being waged by Iraqi insurgents. ?The Code of Silence? was posted on the Internet by the Rashedeen Army, thought to be a relatively small Sunni group which has produced videos in the past of attacks it claims to have carried out. At almost an hour in length, it is the longest and most professionally made of recent postings...
  • Watching the Watchdogs (Powerline)

    08/16/2006 6:08:56 AM PDT · by Tirian · 7 replies · 632+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | August 16, 2006 | Scott Johnson
    Charles Johnson continues to produce mind-boggling results in documenting the outrageous bias and outright fraudulence in the mainstream media depiction of the Lebanon war. Yesterday Charles demonstrated still more staged photojournalism from Lebanon by an AP photographer. (Charles linked to "Al-AP at it again with staged photos.") Other striking instances of similar phenomena at work are on display in "Leading BBC reporter caught lying," "Green Helmet Man admits staging photos, AP spins furiously," and in "Azzim Tamimi uncensored." For Charles, it's all in a day's work. Charles and Little Green Footballs are notable examples of what Professor Stephen Cooper of...
  • Israeli gunboats shell Lebanon's largest Refugee Camp

    08/08/2006 4:06:57 PM PDT · by Raebie · 45 replies · 1,048+ views
    Israeli gunboats shell Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, causing a number of casualties, Lebanese and Palestinian officials tell The Associated Press.
  • Bombing of Funeral: False Reporting by Reuters

    08/08/2006 2:33:57 PM PDT · by pissant · 93 replies · 2,173+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/06 | staff
    ( The day after it was revealed that a Reuters News Agency doctored photographs to show an anti-Israel bias, the news service incorrectly reported Tuesday afternoon that the IDF bombed a funeral procession in Lebanon. Reuters has corrected without apology its earlier story that the IDF strafed a funeral procession and updated the report to state that the bombs struck a village at the same time the funeral was taking place, adding that "the air strike was not in the immediate vicinity of the funeral
  • More doctored photos from Hajj/Reuters?

    08/06/2006 6:31:08 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 85 replies · 14,213+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | 8/6/2006
    August 06, 2006 Reuters Doctoring Beirut Photos (Updated) Scroll down for updates. The photo below is attributed to Adnan Hajj, of the Reuters news agency. The photo alleges to show smoke covering the Beirut sky. The problem with the photo is that it is that it has been doctored to make it appear that an Israeli missile strike did much more damage than it actually did. Adnan Hajj also took the photos of dead children at Qana. Allegations have arisen that the Qana photos were part of a staged event put on by Hezbollah operatives. There is no doubt...
  • Green Helmet Guy Sighting in Tyre: Staged Photo (Graphic)

    08/06/2006 8:08:47 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 136 replies · 8,096+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8.6.06
  • One way to aid Lebanon--Rice has perfected her Neville Chamberlain act.

    07/28/2006 4:44:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 57 replies · 1,281+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 7-28-06
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has perfected her Neville Chamberlain act. As her recent tarmac-tapping tour of the Middle East confirmed, she is willing to "talk," and even to mouth some soothing generalities. But she is unwilling to lift a finger to stop the destruction of Lebanon, a sovereign country that is being systematically destroyed by bombings, ground fighting and the refusal of the United States, Great Britain and other countries that have unique influence in the region to bring about a cease-fire. The shameful charade in which Rice engaged has fed the frustration of Americans who understand that a...
  • CNN reporter admits: I transmitted Hizballah propaganda

    07/25/2006 11:08:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 88 replies · 2,735+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 25, 2006
    I was in Germany last week to speak at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry; while there I caught enough of CNN to disgust me utterly, and I posted about it here. Now, in "CNN's Robertson Now Admits: Hezbollah 'Had Control' of His Anti-Israel Piece," Rich Noyes explains what was wrong: CNN has allowed itself to become a propaganda arm of Hizballah. Better late than never? On CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, CNN’s senior international correspondent Nic Robertson added all of the caveats and disclaimers that he should have included in his story...
  • Lebanon's Hezbollah says five Israeli tanks destroyed (Baghdad Bob got a new job!)

    07/24/2006 8:04:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies · 1,384+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | July 24, 2006 | Al-Manar Television
    Text of report by Lebanese Hezbollah TV Al-Manar on 24 July In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. "Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you to victory over them, and heal the breasts of Believers." [Koranic verses] Within the context of the heroic epic fought by the Islamic Resistance and in fulfilment of its promise to defend the homeland, dignity, and honour, since 0800 [0500] today, the mujahidin have been confronting an armoured force of the enemy army, backed by a company of paratroopers, which its trying to advance...
  • Media Falls for Apparent Al-Qaida Hoax Message

    06/20/2006 4:26:31 PM PDT · by dynoman · 23 replies · 1,215+ views
    Counterterrorism Blog ^ | June 20, 2006 | Evan Kohlmann
    This morning, various media outlets began reporting that Al-Qaida had issued a statement claiming that newly designated Al-Qaida commander in Iraq Abu Hamza al-Muhajir had personally executed two U.S. soldiers kidnapped from a traffic checkpoint in Al-Yousifiya several days ago. That statement gained credibility when the U.S. military found the bodies of the two men, apparently mutilated as described in the online claim. There are two key points that must be made regarding this would-be Al-Qaida document: 1.) It is indeed true that yesterday (June 19) the Al-Qaida umbrella group known as the Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) claimed responsibility for...
  • Insurgents’ Web Posting: Zarqawi’s Death Was Stroke of Luck

    06/13/2006 8:53:28 AM PDT · by dighton · 63 replies · 1,653+ views
    AP via Fox ^ | 06/13/2006
    CAIRO, Egypt — The U.S. airstrike that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, was just a stroke of luck, according to a Web statement posted Tuesday in the name of the umbrella group for Iraqi insurgents. The statement from the Mujahedeen Shura Council, or Consultative Council of Holy Warriors, was an attempt to discredit reports from the U.S. and Iraqi authorities that Zarqawi was known to be meeting key advisers at a house in a grove of palm trees north of Baghdad when U.S. fighter-bombers blasted the building last Wednesday evening.
  • Al Qaeda’s propaganda blitz hides weakness

    05/13/2006 8:31:05 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 661+ views
    Daily Times, Pakistan ^ | May 13, 2006 | Fawaz A Gerges
    Events are turning against Zarqawi and company. The Zarqawi network has become a liability to Sunni tribes who suffer economically, feel marginalised politically, and resent being lumped together with Al Qaeda. They want to participate in political and economic reconstruction of the country and set their own agenda Only days after Iraqi leaders selected a new prime minister and president, Al Qaeda launched a media blitz. Never before had the network’s top three figures — Osama bin Laden; his right-hand man, Ayman Al Zawahiri; and their commander in Iraq, Abu Musab Al Zarqawi — so synchronised their messages. In the...
  • Terrorists Use Internet for Propaganda, Defense Officials Say

    05/05/2006 2:49:21 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 10 replies · 292+ views
    DefenseLINK News ^ | May 5, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    Terrorists Use Internet for Propaganda, Defense Officials Say By Steven Donald SmithAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 5, 2006 – Terrorist networks are skillfully using the Internet to raise money, recruit and train members, and to spread a message of hatred, defense officials said here yesterday. "The enemy's message, of course, is a gross distortion of American policy," Peter Rodman, assistant secretary of defense for policy and international security affairs, told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "It is at bottom an incitement to hatred, extremism and terrorism." Rodman, along with U.S. defense contractors, presented a briefing to...
  • Triple Threat: Terror Leaders' War of Words

    04/29/2006 4:06:41 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 11 replies · 342+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 29, 2006
    For the first time ever, the world now has heard from three of the world's top terrorists in one week, leaving analysts wondering if it's a coincidence — or a coordinated message. It began Sunday, when the Arabic news channel al-Jazeera aired an audiotape of Osama bin Laden. Two days later, a video from his top man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, appeared on an Arabic Web site. Now, wearing the black headdress of an Arab warrior, al Qaeda's second in command boasts on an Internet video that his fighters in Iraq have conducted 800 suicide missions since the war...
  • Al-Qaeda number two in new video

    04/28/2006 7:09:31 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 40 replies · 765+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/28/06 | BBC
    Al-Qaeda's number two Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in a video saying that Iraqi insurgents have "broken the back" of the US military. He praised "martyrdom operations" carried out by al-Qaeda in Iraq in the video, posted on an Islamist website. And he called on the people and army of Pakistan to fight against President Musharraf's administration. This is the third message from prominent al-Qaeda leaders to emerge within a week. A tape from Osama Bin Laden was broadcast on 23 April, followed two days later by a message from Iraqi insurgent Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
  • Al-Zawahri says U.S. hit hard in Iraq

    04/28/2006 4:17:40 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 998+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 28, 2006
    Al-Qaida’s No. 2 says in Net video that America’s back has been broken Al-Qaida's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri said Iraqi insurgents have broken America's back in three years of war in Iraq, according to a video posted on the Internet early Saturday. "Al-Qaida in Iraq alone has carried out 800 martyrdom operations in three years, besides the victories of the other mujahideen. And this is what has broken the back of America in Iraq," Zawahri said in the video posted on an Islamist Web site. “America, Britain and their allies have achieved nothing but losses, disasters and misfortunes,” the Egyptian...
  • FRONTLINE: The Iraqi Insurgency

    04/25/2006 6:47:20 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 8 replies · 407+ views ^ | Frontline
    Is anyone familiar with the "Frontline" episode on the Iraqi insurgency? (It's on right now on my PBS station.) It's mostly a recruiting ad for the glorious "resistance."
  • FReep This MSNBC Poll - Should the President Be Impeached?

    04/13/2006 7:16:28 PM PDT · by Purrcival · 62 replies · 1,581+ views
    MSNBC Web Site ^ | 04/13/06 | MSNBC Live Vote
    Please FReep this poll! "Do you believe that the President's actions justify impeachment?"
  • Outcry In Germany As Anti-Semitic Film Sells Out (Turks)

    02/25/2006 6:02:52 PM PST · by blam · 139 replies · 2,168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-26-2006 | Tony Paterson
    Outcry in Germany as anti-Semitic film sells out By Tony Paterson in Berlin (Filed: 26/02/2006) A virulently anti-Semitic film about the Iraq war has provoked a storm of protest in Germany after it sold out to cheering audiences from the country's 2.5 million-strong Turkish community. Valley of the Wolves, by the Turkish director Serdan Akar, shows crazed American GIs massacring innocent guests at a wedding party and scenes in which a Jewish surgeon removes organs from Iraqi prisoners in a style reminiscent of the Nazi death camp doctor Joseph Mengele. US soldiers storm a wedding party in a scene from...