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  • TMZ Reveals Photos of U.S. Troops Burning Dead Bodies in Iraq

    01/15/2014 10:28:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/15 | Joe Coscarelli
    With Fallujah back under the control of Sunni insurgents, the nightmare of Iraq in 2004 is alive again. Today, TMZ published eight horrifying images, allegedly taken nearly a decade ago in Fallujah, which appear to show U.S. Marines posing next to dead bodies, soaking them in gasoline, and lighting them on fire. The gossip site claims to have published just a few of the 41 photos it obtained — "Many are just too gruesome" — and the military has opened an investigation. "The actions depicted in these photos are not what we expect from our service members, nor do they...
  • Falluja’s Fall Stuns Marines Who Fought There

    01/10/2014 12:14:05 PM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    Adam Banotai was a 21-year-old sergeant and squad leader in the Marine Corps during the 2004 invasion of Falluja, a restive insurgent-held city in Iraq. His unit — which had seven of 17 men wounded by shrapnel or bullets in the first days of the invasion — seized control of the government center early in the campaign. So when Sunni insurgents, some with allegiances to Al Qaeda, retook the city this month and raised their black insurgent flag over buildings where he and his men fought, he was transfixed, disbelieving and appalled.
  • The Fall of Fallujah

    01/09/2014 12:22:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Nightwatch
    Iraq: Late reporting indicates that al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have begun withdrawing from Fallujah to the suburbs. This report has not been confirmed. The government announced that it would not attack Fallujah for now in order to minimize civilian casualties. At least one source in Iraq, however, reported that government forces have low morale because they lack the supplies and equipment to mount an operation that has any prospect of success. Meanwhile in Ramadi, also west of Baghdad, a government and tribal night operation on 6 January failed to oust Islamists from southern Ramadi, according...
  • For U.S. Vets, Violence In Fallujah Brings Mixed Feelings [Marine: "I'm Absolutely Pissed"!]

    01/08/2014 8:17:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 08, 2013 | JAMES SPERRY
    For U.S. Vets, Violence In Fallujah Brings Mixed Feelings BY JAMES SPERRY The home of some of the most ferocious fighting during the U.S. war in Iraq is once again witnessing extreme violence not seen in the country since the last of U.S. troops left two years ago, as al Qaeda insurgents regain control of the city of Fallujah in Anbar Province. In total, almost a third of the 4,486 U.S. troops killed in Iraq died in Anbar Province. Fallujah was the scene of two significant battles in 2004 - Operation Vigilant Resolve and Operation Phantom Fury – where U.S....
  • The New Battle for Fallujah Shows Obama's Failure in Iraq

    01/08/2014 4:16:21 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 21 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    It was with a great deal of dismay, and yet a sense of acknowledgement that this was inevitable, that I read that Al-Qaeda terrorists captured the city of Fallujah in Iraq. This is a huge reversal as Iraq slips further into chaos after the United States left the country at the behest of Obama. The Iraqi army is currently surrounding the city and is planning to retake it, but the capture of the city is a huge blow, both militarily and psychologically. Civilians have fled the city as the Iraqi Red Crescent estimates that over 13,000 families have left Fallujah...
  • NBC Blames Bush for Al Qaeda Takeover of Fallujah in 2014

    01/08/2014 7:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently we’re on George W. Bush’s fourth term. And here I’ve been making a fool of myself criticizing some Illinois senator for messing up the country. If only NBC News had told me this piece of breaking news sooner. Introducing a report on Monday’s NBC Nightly News about Al-Qaeda forces seizing control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, anchor Brian Williams went out of his way to blame the President George W. Bush for the deteriorating security situation: “U.S. fighting forces are gone from Iraq. But as so many predicted when President Bush chose to go to war there after...
  • The Worst Defeat for the United States Since 9/11

    01/08/2014 6:17:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | John Ransom
    Two years after Obama declared that the administration has decimated Al Qaeda worldwide, Al Qaeda has delivered the most devastating blow to the United States since the 9/11 attacks that precipitated America’s war on Islamic terrorism. The fall of the Iraqi Anbar province towns of Ramadi and Fallujah recently to foreign fighters under control of Al Qaeda, called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, represents not just a tactical defeat in Obama’s “Smart Power” strategy, but a strategic surrender of the entire U.S. foreign policy conception for the last 50 years. “US policies and leaders in three...
  • WE WON THE IRAQ WAR

    01/07/2014 6:14:28 AM PST · by shortstop · 80 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/07/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    I have a friend who fought in Fallujah. He is boisterous and confident and full of life. He has the can-do spirit that defines himself and all who have worn the blue cord of the Army Infantry. But yesterday he was broken. As he talked about the Iraq war, and specifically the fight for Fallujah, there was a sadness that doesn’t come out in the speeches and books. There wasn’t the never-say-die confidence of a veteran non-commissioned officer, there was instead the dazed uncertainty of a man who looks back and wonders what the hell it was all about. Why...
  • In Iraq, a Sunni revolt raises specter of new war

    01/06/2014 6:19:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, January 6, 2013 | Liz Sly
    BEIRUT — An eruption of violence in Iraq is threatening to undo much of what U.S. troops appeared to have accomplished before they withdrew, putting the country’s stability on the line and raising the specter of a new civil war in a region already buckling under the strain of the conflict in Syria. In the western Iraqi province of Anbar, Sunnis are in open revolt against the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Militants affiliated with al-Qaeda have taken advantage of the turmoil to raise their flag over areas from which they had been driven out by American troops,...
  • The Costs of U.S. Retreat (Al Qaeda revives in Iraq and Syria's contagion spreads to Lebanon.)

    01/05/2014 9:04:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    Americans want to forget about Iraq and Syria, especially since President Obama walked back from his bombing threat in September, but Syria and Iraq haven't forgotten America. The contagion from Syria's civil war is spilling across borders in ways that are already requiring U.S. involvement and may eventually cost American lives. The casualties include the stability of Lebanon, which like Syria is riven by Shiite-Sunni divisions. Thousands of Shiite Hezbollah militia have joined the war on behalf of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad, and the opposition is retaliating with a terror campaign inside Lebanon.
  • Fallout From Syria Conflict Takes Rising Toll on Mideast

    01/05/2014 8:46:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 5, 2014 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JAY SOLOMON
    BEIRUT—Spiraling violence and advances by al Qaeda-linked fighters in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are underscoring the cost of Syria's civil war as it increasingly spills over the country's borders. The rise of the Islamist forces in Iraq is particularly worrisome to the Obama administration. In response, U.S. officials said Sunday they were seeking to boost military support—though they emphasized no troops—for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to help in his campaign to push back al Qaeda. U.S. officials are also considering new military aid for Lebanon, which is plagued by rising sectarian violence. Resurgent al Qaeda-allied forces battled Sunday in...
  • Iran offers to help Iraq in fight against al-Qaida

    01/06/2014 8:26:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 6, 2014 1:50 AM EST
    A senior Iranian military official says Iran is ready to help Iraq battle al-Qaida “terrorists” in the neighboring country’s Sunni-dominated western Anbar province. Iraqi troops have been trying to dislodge fighters from the al-Qaida group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant from two key cities the militants overran last week. […] Tehran is an ally of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. …
  • US officials say Iran can play helpful role on Syria

    01/06/2014 8:13:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    BRUSSELS - Iran could improve its chances of playing a role on the sidelines of Syria peace talks this month by working with Damascus to stop the bombardment of civilians and improve humanitarian access, US officials said on Monday. "There are ... steps that Iran could take to show the international community that they are serious about playing a positive role," one of the officials said in Brussels. "Those include calling for an end to the bombardment by the Syrian regime of their own people. It includes calling for and encouraging humanitarian access." Another official made clear that the comment...
  • Kerry: No troops to rescue Fallujah and Ramadi from Al-Qaeda

    01/06/2014 8:22:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The US fought for years to free Anbar province from the grip of al-Qaeda during the Iraq War. Fallujah and Ramadi turned into pitched battlefronts, and later “the surge” convinced local Sunni tribes to join the US effort to dispel AQ from the region. More than two years after the US pulled all of its forces out of Iraq, AQ is back — and Ramadi and Fallujah appear to have fallen once again: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The city center of Iraq’s Fallujah has fallen completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq...
  • McCain, Graham blast Obama for Al Qaeda-related takeover of Fallujah, call situation 'predictable'

    01/04/2014 6:05:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 4, 2013
    Republican senators on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for Al Qaeda affiliates over-running parts of Iraq, including the city of Fallujah, which the United States secured before President Obama removed all U.S. forces from that country in 2011. Sen. John McCain, Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, called the recent turn of events “as tragic as they were predictable” and suggested Obama misled Americans into believing that Iraqi leaders wanted U.S. forces out of their country. “While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame,” the senators said in a joint...
  • Fallujah falls to al-Qaeda, Obama goes golfing

    01/04/2014 8:39:03 PM PST · by TheMantis · 44 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/4/14 | Robert Elliott
    One hundred and fifty Americans died fighting for this city, and hundreds more were wounded. And now it has been retaken by the enemy. Commander-in-chief Obama's response: another round of golf.
  • Al-Qaida sweep in Iraq cities revives battleground (Fallujah and Ramadi)

    01/04/2014 10:23:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2014 11:33 PM EST | Qassim Abdul-Zahra
    Two Iraqi cities that were strongholds of Sunni insurgents during the U.S. war in the country are battlegrounds once more after al-Qaida militants largely took them over, fending off government forces that have been besieging them for days. The overrunning of the cities this week by al-Qaida’s Iraqi branch in the Sunni heartland of western Anbar provinces is a blow to the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik. His government has been struggling to contain discontent among the Sunni minority over Shiite political domination that has flared into increased violence for the past year. […] Government troops, backed by...
  • ANOTHER Obama Success Story – Flag of Al-Qaeda Flies Over Fallujah

    01/04/2014 5:11:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/3/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Another Obama success story… When George Bush left office the War in Iraq was won. Today the flag of Al-Qaeda flies over Fallujah. It only took five years for Obama to lose all US gains in Iraq.(video at link)The Washington Post reported: A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western...
  • Qaeda-linked fighters control parts of two Iraq cities

    01/03/2014 2:38:14 PM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Arab News ^ | Published — Thursday 2 January 2014
    Qaeda-linked fighters control parts of two Iraq cities  Published — Thursday 2 January 2014 Last update 3 January 2014 2:17 am RAMADI, Iraq: Militants linked to Al-Qaeda on Thursday controlled half of the Iraqi city of Fallujah and parts of Ramadi, after days of violence that erupted as a protest camp was removed. Clashes first broke out in the Ramadi area on Monday as security forces tore down the country’s main Sunni Arab anti-government protest camp near the city west of Baghdad, and continued for two days. The violence also spread to nearby Fallujah, and security forces have since...
  • In Iraq, two groups join to fight common enemy - al Qaeda

    01/03/2014 1:30:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri January 3, 2014 | Ashley Fantz. Salma Abdelaziz and Mohammed Tawfeeq
  • Al Qaeda seizes partial control of 2 cities in western Iraq

    01/02/2014 10:16:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Roggio
    Over the past several days, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq, has taken control of large sections of two western Iraqi cities that were once bastions for the terror group. ISIS fighters entered the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar, after the Iraqi military withdrew from them following clashes with tribes over a political standoff that resulted in the arrest of a Sunni member of parliament. The ISIS has posted videos of its fighters entering the cities in force after clashing with Iraqi police and overrunning several checkpoints. In...
  • Al-Qaeda-Linked Force Captures Fallujah Amid Rise In Violence In Iraq [Liberated Fallujah Falls!!]

    01/03/2014 10:49:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 03, 2013 | Liz Sly
    Al-Qaeda-Linked Force Captures Fallujah Amid Rise In Violence In Iraq By Liz Sly, January 3 BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago. The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly...
  • Al Qaeda Flag Flies over City Where Marines Fought Largest Battle of Iraq War

    01/03/2014 5:13:21 PM PST · by kristinn · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Friday, January 3, 3014 | Noah Rothman
    Just over two years since American troops entirely withdrew from Iraq, the black flag of Al Qaeda flies over the city of Fallujah’s government buildings in Iraq’s western Anbar Province. It was there that several American contractors were killed and strung up over a bridge in 2004 and American Marines fought the biggest battle of the Iraq War. “The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, the Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war,” reads...
  • The November War (Vanity, Fallujah Battle)

    11/06/2013 4:22:38 AM PST · by EBH
    the November War ^ | 2013 | Garrett Anderson and Antonio de la Torre
    One Day of Fighting. Ten Different Perspectives Fallujah 2004 Garrett Anderson and Antonio de la Torre have been creating digital films together since they met at a high school digital media production class in the year 2000. Several of the students from that class are working in similar professional fields today. Garrett served as a U.S. Marine infantryman from 2003-2007; during which he deployed to Iraq as well as Afghanistan and continued to collaborate with Antonio when visiting home on vacation. The two filmmakers decided in late 2011 to interview members of Anderson’s former platoon who fought alongside each other...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Inspector General: Much of Money for Iraq Reconstruction Wasted

    03/07/2013 6:46:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 March 2013 | Bob Adelmann
    In his final report, released this month, on how $63 billion of American taxpayers’ money was spent in reconstructing Iraq after the end of the Iraq war, Special Inspector General Stuart Bowen asked two questions: “What happened to the money?” and “What effect did it have?” The next 185 pages of his report reviews where it went, how much was wasted, and what effect it had in restoring Iraq’s infrastructure so that life there could return to some sort of normal. The answer to the first question, “what happened to the money?” is that much of it was wasted. He...
  • How Al Qaeda executioners were captured by SAS using Bisto granules

    06/17/2012 8:20:22 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17th June 2012 | Mark Nicol and Ian Gallagher
    'They killed with apparent impunity, effortlessly dodging capture by the world’s deadliest special forces. Nothing, it seemed, could stop Al Qaeda’s two top Iraqi terrorists as they orchestrated a campaign of high-profile kidnappings, car bombings and executions in Baghdad and beyond. At the height of their reign, one of them, Maher Ahmed Mahmoud az-Zubeidi, better known by his alias Abu Rami, was believed to have been responsible for the murders of 200 people each month. Yet perhaps even more ferocious was his charismatic co-leader, Abu Uthman, whose exploits in two battles in Fallujah earned him the nickname Abu Nimr –...
  • UK Guardian gives a platform to US Iraq vet who supports jihadist attacks on coalition forces

    04/18/2012 3:41:26 AM PDT · by sussex · 4 replies
    The Commentator ^ | Raheem Kassam
    I have my own concern about lack of remorse based on a recent Guardian Comment is Free article written by an Iraq War veteran who, as free as he walks, insists that what he did in Fallujah was ‘terrorism’ and writes openly in the Guardian, “I, too, support the right of Muslims to defend themselves against US troops, even if that means they have to kill them.” This shocking statement from Ross Caputi is the kind of dangerous nonsense from someone tied up with the Stop The War Coalition, who recently introduced Noam Chomsky at an event and who seems...
  • Blackwater suit ends 7 years after Fallujah deaths

    01/06/2012 1:12:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/6/12 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Days after the last U.S. troops left Iraq, a federal appeals court ended a lawsuit over an episode that produced one of the more disturbing images of the war: the grisly killings of four Blackwater security contractors and the hanging of a pair of their bodies from a bridge in Fallujah. Families of the victims reached a confidential settlement with the company's corporate successor, Arlington, Va.-based Academi, and the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the suit last week. The settlement was first reported Friday by The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va. The deal ends the...
  • Hundreds in Fallujah burn U.S. flag to celebrate troops pulling out of Iraq

    12/14/2011 7:11:21 AM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 108 replies
    National Post ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    FALLUJAH, Iraq — Hundreds of Iraqis set alight U.S. and Israeli flags on Wednesday as they celebrated the impending pullout of American forces from the country in the former insurgent bastion of Fallujah. Shouting slogans in support of the “resistance,” the demonstrators held up banners and placards inscribed with phrases like, “Now we are free” and “Fallujah is the flame of the resistance.” Surrounded by the Iraqi army, demonstrators carried posters bearing photos of apparent insurgents, faces covered and carrying weapons. They also held up pictures of U.S. soldiers killed and military vehicles destroyed in the two major offensives against...
  • The American Platoon - The Battle of Fallujah and its impact on a group of young Marines

    11/17/2011 2:25:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 17, 2011 | Patrick K. O’Donnell
    The American PlatoonThe Battle of Fallujah and its impact on a group of young Marines Following your dream shouldn’t cost you your life. But for many of the members of First Platoon, that’s exactly what happened.This week marks the seventh anniversary of the Battle of Fallujah. During the battle, I was embedded as a combat historian with the Marine First Platoon, Lima Company, 3/1, as they fought house-to-house. First Platoon suffered some of the highest casualties in Fallujah: four killed in action — Lance Cpl. Nick Larson, Lance Cpl. Nathan Wood, Lance Cpl. Mike Hanks, and Lance Cpl. Benjamin Bryan...
  • AMZ Leaders Diminishing ( What the Detainees are Saying)

    05/11/2005 6:10:52 AM PDT · by Bob Hyneman · 22 replies · 908+ views
    Multi-National Force HG - Baghdad ^ | May 6, 2005 | Multi-National Force HG - Baghdad
    AMZ Leaders Diminishing BAGHDAD, Iraq – Over the past several months, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have captured or killed more than 20 of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s trusted lieutenants and other high-ranking network members. Hundreds of other members of Zarqawi’s terror network have also been captured and killed as ISF and MNF-I forces continue to degrade his organization. Coalition forces also just missed capturing Zarqawi during a raid on Feb. 20. The raid occurred between Hit and Haditha near the Euphrates River. Zarqawi was able to escape capture as Coalition forces closed in on his vehicle. Zarqawi’s driver, Abu Usama,...
  • Marine dad first to get Gold Star California license plate (Father of 3/5 Fallen Marine)

    12/13/2010 8:49:14 PM PST · by Saoirise · 18 replies
    North County Times ^ | 12/13/2010 | Mark Walker
    Six years ago, on Dec. 14, Camp Pendleton Marine Cpl. Mike Anderson Jr. lost his life during house-to-house combat in the city of Fallujah, a seminal battle in the Iraq war. Last week, his father became the first person in California to be issued a "Gold Star" license plate in recognition of his family's loss. For the senior Anderson, the presentation Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger capped a five-year-long effort to get California to join 45 other states that have made the plates available to families of troops killed in action. "It's an acknowledgment of the sacrifice of families left...
  • Boxer is going to lose, look at the polls.

    10/21/2010 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Paddy Irish · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Today | RCP
    Take a look at Boxer's poll numbers. Compare the last 5 polls to the previous 5. Her numbers are clearly going down. She is only getting about 45%, and in several of those polls they are over sampling Democrats. They are sampling Democrats at a higher rate than showed up at the polls in 2008, that will never happen. Plus Fiorina has avoided a lot of the mud that has surrounded Whitman. Boxer is gone.
  • An Enemy Within -- Code Pink and Its Democrat Enablers

    10/19/2010 8:14:23 AM PDT · by The Shrew · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2010 | Scott Swett
    Last week, American Thinker published evidence that Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made it possible in 2004 for Code Pink and other radical groups to deliver $600,000 in cash and supplies to enemy insurgents and their families in Fallujah. Two days later, Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson posted the diplomatic letter Waxman wrote to assist Code Pink's mission. Waxman's Republican opponent, Korean War veteran and former Marine Chuck Wilkerson, calls the letter a "smoking gun." He adds, " ... to actively assist getting aid to people who killed and...
  • RedState: Meet the Fallujah Four - Boxer, Waxman, Kucinich, Grijavla...

    10/18/2010 10:28:24 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 9 replies · 2+ views
    RedState ^ | 10-18-2010 | IPWGOP
    [excerpt] These would be the four Democrats [Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, CA); Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA-30); Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D, OH-10); and Rep. Raul Grijavla (D, AZ-07)] who provided letters of introduction and support to the pro-terrorist groups Code Pink/Global Exchange in 2004.  Those groups used these letters to facilitate their delivery over a half a million dollars’ worth of aid to terrorists in Fallujah actively fighting American troops; which is, by the way, treason by any reasonable interpretation of the US Constitution.... [end excerpt]  
  • The Code Pink Killing Fields: How Far Left Activists & Barbara Boxer Aided Enemy Agents in Iraq

    10/18/2010 9:37:56 AM PDT · by The Shrew · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 18, 2010; 5:08 AM | Jim Hoft
    It should be noted that the so-called “peace activists” at the Code Pink organization are anything but peace activists. These anti-American radicals and Marxists supported the mass murderer Saddam Hussein who ran one of the most brutal regimes in the 20th century. Code Pink activists currently support the illegitimate Iranian regime, the Marxist Chavez regime in Venezuela and have even met with Taliban Islamists. “Code Pink Kills American Troops Giving Money to Terrorists” (Target of Opportunity photo) Today, as CODEPINK was busily preparing a year-end humanitarian mission to Iraq, we received an urgent message. It was from our dear friend...
  • Treason in America: Move Over ‘Hanoi Jane’ – Meet ‘Baghdad Barbara,’

    10/15/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 7 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | 10/15/10 | Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
    n November and December of 2004, U.S. Marines were involved in the heaviest urban combat since the Vietnam War as they went house-to-house rooting out insurgents in the terror stronghold of Fallujah, Iraq. In all, fifty-one brave Americans would be killed and 560 wounded in the battle that would be the bloodiest of the Iraq War but one which would eventually turn the tide toward victory in Iraq and signal a significant defeat for America’s radical Islamic enemies. Shockingly and tragically, at the same time our servicemen were staring into the eyes of evil, Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Henry...
  • Aid and Comfort -- How leading Democrats enabled the Iraqi insurgency in Fallujah

    10/15/2010 1:20:07 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 24 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 15, 2010 | Scott Swett
    New information is emerging about efforts by major Democratic Party figures to undercut American war efforts in Iraq by providing aid to the insurgents.  Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson's article Treason in America details how a coalition of radical organizations, including US-based Code Pink, delivered some $600,000 in cash and supplies to insurgents and their families in Fallujah, just days after 51 American troops were killed there in some of the bloodiest action of the Iraq war.  An approving article published in Islam Online tipped off the connection between the anti-American Global Exchange coalition and the Democrats who made their venture...
  • Barbara Boxer Facilitates Aid to Families of Militants Fighting American Troops

    10/15/2010 12:58:28 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 19 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | 10/14/10 | Gary Aminoff
    Imagine this scenario: It is December 31, 1944. American and Allied Forces are in a fierce battle with German troops, who have just taken Antwerp. Allied forces are valiantly defending Bastogne. In this month 19,000 Allied forces are killed and 75,000 wounded in one of the worst battles of World War II. As Allied forces are regrouping for the next day’s bloody battle they get word that a sole American Senator has provided diplomatic safe passage for an American pacifist group to go behind Allied lines and bring medicine, blankets, food and unknown supplies to the very German troops that...
  • Boxer, Waxman Under Fire for Approving Radical Mission Behind Enemy Lines

    10/13/2010 3:15:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Chris Garcia
    Two top California legislators are coming under fire after new evidence has emerged that they helped a group of radical antiwar activists cross the Iraqi-Jordanian border in order to deliver aid to families of enemy insurgents in the war-ridden Iraqi city of Fallujah. In December 2004, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D) each sent letters of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, requesting assistance for members of the radical group Global Exchange and the antiwar group Palisadians for Peace. The letters, according to a January 4, 2005 article written by Islam Online correspondent Adam...
  • Barbara Boxer, Code Pink's favorite Senator

    10/12/2010 12:18:55 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 42 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 12, 2010 | Scott Swett
    In the final days of her most difficult reelection bid, California Senator Barbara Boxer is emphasizing veterans issues to deflect criticism of her long history of undermining the US military, a cynical strategy that has garnered an endorsement from the increasingly leftist VFW.  At the recent opening of a new veterans' center in Pasadena, Boxer was overcome with emotion as Senator Inouye of Hawaii defended her record of support for veterans and veterans' issues. Let's review a few facts that Boxer and her handlers hope the voters won't recall.   In Congress during the Cold War, Boxer consistently worked to cut...
  • Exclusive Look Inside the Fallujah Investigation

    09/05/2010 11:21:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Defend Our Marines ^ | September 4, 2010 | Nathaniel R. Helms
    Declassified NCIS Report Raises More Questions Than It Answers The 82-page summary of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service inquiry into allegations of murder at Fallujah, Iraq offers an inside glimpse of frustrated investigators stymied by a green wall of silence that surrounded the infantrymen from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines after a few of their own cried murder. The investigation was triggered by discharged Marine Ryan Weemer during a Secret Service pre-employment polygraph examination in October, 2006. The former corporal told the examiners he had participated in the execution of four captured enemy combatants at Fallujah in response to a...
  • Iraqis want American to stay

    08/30/2010 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 30, 2010 | Richard Spencer
    Six years ago, Sheikh Mohammed Naji led his tribe in Iraq’s greatest battle against the Americans. Now they are leaving, and he would much prefer that they were not. “I fought the Americans, and I consider that a matter of dignity,” he said. “They orphaned our children and turned our women into widows. “But yes, now we want them to stay.” That is the paradox of Fallujah, the city that saw the bitterest fighting of America’s seven years in Iraq. Its inhabitants regard the Americans with hatred, but say they represent their only insurance against the enemies by whom they...
  • Navy SEALs 2, PCBS 0!

    04/25/2010 12:50:26 PM PDT · by nhungerford · 14 replies · 726+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 4/25/10 | David Forsmark
    In a story you won’t see on MSNBC, for the second time in 2 days, a Navy SEAL was acquitted of charges in the infamous terrorist-with-a-fat-lip case. After a day-long trial, a Navy judge took 2 hours to come back with a verdict of not guilty of dereliction of duty for Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Va. No word on what the judge did for the other hour and 58 minutes he spent in chambers after giving the evidence the consideration it deserved. The judge, a model of decorum, managed not to use the words “insane,” “bulls**t,”...
  • US clears 2nd Navy SEAL in Iraqi abuse case

    04/23/2010 4:23:11 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies · 1,611+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 4/23/2010 | Staff
    BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. military judge on Friday cleared a Navy SEAL of any wrongdoing in the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors. The Blackwater contractors' burned bodies were dragged through the streets and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates river in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah in an attack that shocked Americans and galvanized U.S. support for the war. After a daylong trial and fewer than two hours considering the evidence, Navy Judge Cmdr. Tierny Carlos found Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe...
  • Free All The SEALs From Travesty

    04/22/2010 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 452+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    <p>Military Justice: The first of three Navy SEALs charged with abusing a captured jihadist has been cleared. Why has this administration taken the word of terrorists and let American heroes twist in the wind?</p> <p>The acquittal of Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, 29, of Blue Island, Ill., by a six-member U.S. military jury in Baghdad on Thursday is good news and the correct verdict.</p>
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • S.O.S. — Save Our (Navy) Seals

    03/05/2010 4:50:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 852+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Military: Two U.S. congressmen take the lead in proclaiming the obvious — that those who attack this country should be punished and not those who risk their lives to defend it. The Navy SEALs are a special breed of patriot and warrior. This highly trained and select group — the best of the best — is a daily participant in the long twilight struggle against the enemies of freedom that President Kennedy warned us about. Kennedy formally created the SEAL (sea, air, land) outfit as an elite force capable of combat operations in any environment. It was a team of...
  • GOP Reps. Want Charges Dropped Against SEALs Accused of Abusing Terror Suspect

    03/04/2010 6:07:20 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 36 replies · 986+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2010 | Catherine Herridge
    Two Republican lawmakers are seeking to have charges dropped against three Navy SEALs facing court-martial for accusations of abusing a terror suspect arrested for an ambush killing of U.S. contractors in Iraq. The SEALs -- Special Warfare Operators 2nd Class Matthew McCabe and Jonathan Keefe and Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Julio Huertas -- were part of a team that in September 2009 captured Ahmed Hashim Abed, the suspected plotter behind the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA contractors in Fallujah in 2004. ...Reps. Dan Burton, R-Ind. and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. held a news conference Thursday with McCabe and...