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  • 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities'

    05/11/2010 2:22:58 AM PDT · by STD · 132 replies · 4,349+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5/03/10 | MEMRI
    TTP Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Declares: 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities' The first, which the YouTube page titled "Hakeemullah Mehsud is Alive and Healthy and Delivering news about Attacks on USA," is 2:17 long, and shows a still satellite image of North America with a still image of Hakimullah Mehsud. Speaking in Urdu, he states that the date is April 19, 2010 and threatens bombings in U.S. "states & cities"; as he speaks, explosions are shown taking place across the map. (To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2463.htm. NOTE: You...
  • Guarding Against Swarm Attacks on Nuclear Establishments

    01/21/2010 11:25:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 576+ views
    SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP ^ | 19-Jan-2010 | B. Raman
    Paper no. 3614 Guarding Against Swarm Attacks on Nuclear Establishments - International Terrorism Monitor --- Paper No. 611 By B. Raman 19-Jan-2010 SNIPPET: "A swarm attack is a commando-style attack involving multiple targets and/ or multile modus operandi----that is a mix of the use of hand-held weapons and explosives. Since the Mumbai terrorist attack of November 26 to 29, 2008, which was itself a major swarm attack, there have been seven more---- four in Kabul, Kandahar and Khost in Afghanistan by the Afghan Taliban and three in Lahore possibly by the Pakistani Taliban. 2. These attacks---particularly those in Kabul--- have...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 11/28/08 - Mumbai

    11/27/2008 8:21:33 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 116 replies · 10,793+ views
    Yahoo, Reuters, AFP, AAJTAK TV, India TV, and the brave photographers and usual suspects | Nov. 28, 2008 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 11/28/08 - Mumbai BREAKING: Mumbai - counterattacks, hostage rescue. Seized locations not yet secure. QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA =========== Mumbai =========== In Mumbai, counterattacks against the terrorists continue with rescue of hostages. Shooting at this moment is taking place at the Oberoi, and none of the locations seized by Islamic terrorists, the Trident, Taj Mahal, Oberoi, and the Chabad/Nariman House, are secure. At least 125 people have now been murdered by the Islamic terrorists who sought out...
  • Iraqi Army, U.S. forces arrest former Saddam general

    05/29/2005 6:16:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 795+ views
    blackanthem.com ^ | May 29, 2005 | Task Force Baghdad PAO
    Iraqi Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division teamed up with Task Force Baghdad Soldiers to take down a former general from the old regime in a middle of the night raid carried out in west Baghdad May 29. The man captured was part of Saddam Hussein’s intelligence network and was also involved with the Fedayeen, a criminal secret police organization of the old regime. He now leads the military wings of several terror cells operating in the west Baghdad neighborhood of Ghazaliyah. The terrorist groups concentrate their attacks on U.S. troops using bombs, mortars and rocket...
  • Saddam planned to provide aerial drones to terrorists

    10/16/2004 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies · 606+ views
    GEOSTRATEGY-DIRECT INTELLIGENCE BRIEF ^ | Posted: October 16, 2004 | Staff
    <p>Saddam Hussein's government discussed supplying unmanned aerial vehicles to terrorists, according to a CIA report made public last week, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service.</p> <p>The Iraq Survey Group report stated that the development of the Al Quds remotely piloted aircraft included links between the program director and terrorists.</p>
  • The Enemy in Iraq

    09/17/2004 5:56:52 AM PDT · by OESY · 464+ views
    ...The Zarqawi memo also reveals how much recent developments have been the product of a deliberate plan rather than a popular revolt. It talks of using the Sunni Triangle as a sanctuary, and of targeting the Shiite community with car bombs, along with Iraq's "bastard government." Stopping the creation of Iraqi security forces appears to be Zarqawi's primary aim.... ...But the problem is that we've been unable to protect and reassure the many Sunnis who would, all things being equal, choose our side.... The start-stop battle of Fallujah this April was a mistake, and has left that city as a...
  • Iraqi captors killed Salem soldier Walters, Army says

    05/27/2004 10:43:28 PM PDT · by fortress · 55 replies · 616+ views
    KGW, Portland Oregon ^ | May 27, 2004 | ABE ESTIMADA, kgw.com Staff
    08:09 PM PDT on Thursday, May 27, 2004 By ABE ESTIMADA, kgw.com Staff SALEM – Sgt. Donald Walters was captured then killed by his Iraqi captors after his U.S. Army convoy took a wrong turn into the town of Nasiriyah during the beginning of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. A photo of U.S. Army Sgt. Donald Walters of Salem, which was on display during a past memorial ceremony. (AP Photo) Walters, a Salem man who was thought to have been killed in action and posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his valor in combat, is now considered a prisoner...
  • Iraqi official at 9-11 plot meeting: U.S. finds documents tying Saddam's man to al-Qaida

    05/27/2004 11:28:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 839+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 27, 2004
    Recently translated documents captured by U.S. forces provide new evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rosters of officers in Saddam's Fedayeen list Lt. Col. Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was present at the January 2000 al-Qaida "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9-11 attacks were planned, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fedayeen was the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday, which was deployed to do much of the regime's dirty work. The U.S. has never been sure Shakir was at the Kuala...
  • Iraqi official at 9-11 plot meeting

    05/27/2004 7:43:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 563+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/27/04 | WorldNetDaily
    Recently translated documents captured by U.S. forces provide new evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rosters of officers in Saddam's Fedayeen list Lt. Col. Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was present at the January 2000 al-Qaida "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9-11 attacks were planned, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fedayeen was the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday, which was deployed to do much of the regime's dirty work. The U.S. has never been sure Shakir was at the Kuala...
  • Iraqis Arrest Four in Berg Beheading

    05/21/2004 7:02:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 139+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 21, 2004 | SABER BABAN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Four people have been detained in the killing of American Nicholas Berg, whose decapitation was captured on videotape, an Iraqi security official and a U.S. military official said Friday. The Iraqi official said the group that killed Berg was led by a relative of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). The suspects were former members of Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen paramilitary organization, the Iraqi security official said on condition of anonymity. Iraqi police arrested them on May 14 in a house in Salaheddin province, north of Baghdad. The province includes Tikrit, Saddam's hometown. Speaking on condition of anonymity,...
  • Four Arrested in Iraq for Berg Killing (posted 5/21/04)

    05/21/2004 5:54:32 AM PDT · by TexKat · 60 replies · 440+ views
    AP ^ | 5/21//04
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi police have arrested four people in the killing of American Nicholas Berg, an Iraqi security official said Friday. The suspects were former members of Saddam Hussein 's Fedayeen paramilitary organization, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. They were arrested a week ago. Berg's body was found in Baghdad on May 8. He had been decapitated. He was last seen on April 10 when he left his Baghdad hotel.
  • The Congressional Abuse Excuse

    05/19/2004 8:16:40 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 147+ views
    Mich News ^ | May 18, 2004 | Irwin N. Graulich
    The Congressional Abuse Excuse By Irwin N. Graulich May 18, 2004 Shame on the 20 or so American soldiers who abused, or rather humiliated Iraqi prisoners. What is truly ironic is that in New York City, there are many UN officials who are paying East Side women in brownstones upwards of $500 an hour to be put on a leash or have women's underwear placed over their heads. Overwhelmingly, the world has not focused quite as much on the terrorism directed against the soldiers or the kidnapping of civilians. Instead, they obsess over the 20 miscreants, while disregarding the 134,980...
  • Foreign fighters in unstable Fallujah

    05/04/2004 6:32:29 AM PDT · by Valin · 12 replies · 111+ views
    UPI ^ | 5/3/04 | Mitchell Prothero
    FALLUJAH, Iraq, May 3 (UPI) -- While U.S. Marine commanders are hopeful that patrols of local fighters will bring peace to Fallujah, -- a city wracked by anti-coalition activity since the arrival of U.S. forces a year ago -- a situation of even greater concern appears to be lurking; an entire neighborhood seems to be completely under the control of foreign Islamic fighters, mostly from Syria. An Iraqi employee of United Press International entered Fallujah on Saturday with a source who serves as a mid-level official in the Army of Mohammed, the umbrella group of Iraqi resistance opposing the U.S....
  • Intelligence discoveries paint picture of enemy in Fallujah

    04/18/2004 7:18:30 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 24 replies · 185+ views
    Marine Link ^ | Sgt. Jose E. Guillen
     Intelligence discoveries paint picture of enemy in FallujahSubmitted by: 1st Marine DivisionStory Identification Number: 20044165945Story by Sgt. Jose E. Guillen FALLUJAH, Iraq (April 14, 2004) -- Marines operating in Fallujah are gaining a clearer picture of the enemy they face. Intelligence gathered from enemy dead, daily patrols and documents is proving links between terrorists and former regime elements loyal to deposed dictator Saddam Hussein. Marines of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division remain at the ready in the city. The cordon of Fallujah is still in effect. Fighting between Marines and terrorist forces has simmered during the...
  • Anti-U.S. insurgents disrupt Iraq road network

    04/17/2004 1:57:47 PM PDT · by TexKat · 13 replies · 162+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-17-04
    BAGHDAD, April 17 (Reuters) - Insurgents blew up bridges over a main highway from Baghdad to southern Iraq, further disrupting the country's battered transport system, witnesses said on Saturday. They said debris from blasts targeting at least two bridges closed the Baghdad-Hilla road, one of two highways leading to the port city of Basra. The U.S.-led administration said in a statement that two highways, including the Basra-Hilla route, were closed for repairs and to help halt guerrilla attacks against U.S. forces and supply convoys. The U.S. military said it had no information about blasts targeting highway bridges. But a traveller...
  • The Iraqi rebels show me their latest victim: a German in a pool of blood

    04/11/2004 2:37:32 PM PDT · by archy · 90 replies · 301+ views
    THe London Telegraph [U.K.] ^ | 11/04/2004 | By Lee Gordon
    The Iraqi rebels show me their latest victim: a German in a pool of blood By Lee Gordon (Filed: 11/04/2004) A young Iraqi mujahideen fighter poses in triumph by the smouldering wreck, his face obscured by a red and white kaffiyeh scarf, his high-powered sniper's rifle ready for action. It is only minutes since a white Japanese 4x4 vehicle was forced off the road and its two occupants, both German, killed in a firefight and their bodies dragged from the vehicle when it burst into flames. Now, a mile away, I have been brought to the scene of their deaths...
  • In Baqouba, Former Fedayeen Security Chief Detained by U.S. Military

    02/24/2004 5:23:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 169+ views
    AP ^ | 2-24-04
    In Baqouba, Former Fedayeen Security Chief Detained by U.S. Military By Matt Moore / Associated Press Writer FEB. 24, 2004 TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) - A former Baath Party security chief suspected of financing anti-U.S. activities and working with top fugitive Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was detained by U.S. soldiers, the military reported Tuesday. Khatan al-Anber was apprehended late Monday night during a raid by 4th Infantry Division forces in Baqouba, Maj. Josslyn Aberle said. Al-Anber, the former security chief of Diyala province, is suspected of financing a terrorist cell in the city. Aberle said al-Anber had been providing logistics for al-Douri,...
  • GIs Arrest 2 Iraqi Police Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 7:49:46 AM PST · by Valin · 11 replies · 167+ views
    AP ^ | 2/2/04 | MATT MOORE
    TIKRIT, Iraq - U.S. soldiers arrested a pair of Iraqi policemen on suspicion they were members of Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia, officials said Sunday. The two were arrested Saturday at their homes, where police also confiscated a rifle, pistol and two machine guns, said Maj. Josslyn Aberle, spokeswoman of the 4th Infantry Division. The Fedayeen was effectively Saddam's private army and one of the groups believed to be behind the ongoing insurgency against the U.S.-led Coalition. The arrests came after two Iraqis believed to have orchestrated riots in Beiji in October turned themselves into members of the division's 1st Brigade...
  • Former Saddam Loyalist Surrenders

    01/20/2004 11:51:14 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 39 replies · 108+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A former high-ranking member of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s Baath Party, accused of involvement in recent insurgent attacks, has surrendered to the U.S. forces in central Iraq (news - web sites), the U.S. military said Tuesday. Gen. Matloob Muslat Sayer, who was a member of Saddam's Fedayeen Militia, gave himself up on Monday in Al Anbar province, the military said in a statement. Former Iraqi Intelligence Service officer, Col. Abdul Hadi, was captured last Friday in Ramadi — also in Anbar province, the statement said. It gave no other details. The province is part of...
  • An amazing report

    01/18/2004 2:59:28 PM PST · by Nix 2 · 17 replies · 1,457+ views
    Hebron Today ^ | January 18, 2004 | Jan Willem van der Hoeven via David Wilder
    I received the document today from Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director of the International Christian Zionist Center. After speaking with him, I have no doubt that the below account is authentic and accurate. It must be widely disseminated. - David Wilder An amazing reportJan Willem van der HoevenDirector, International Christian Zionist Center This amazing report written by my friend and journalist Dmitry Radyshevsky came this morning into my hands. I publish it hereby in full as I believe this voice needs to be widely heard. Recently he, the executive director of the First Annual International Jerusalem Summit, had an...
  • Saddam giving info on weapons [and billions in money he seized]

    12/29/2003 3:53:13 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 178 replies · 980+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-29-03 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein has given his U.S. captors information on hidden weapons and as much as $40 billion (22.5 billion pounds) he may have seized while he was Iraq's president, an Iraqi official has been quoted as saying. "Saddam has confessed the names of people he told to keep the money and he gave names of those who have information on equipment and weapons warehouses," Iyad Allawi, a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat daily. "The Governing Council is searching for $40 billion worth of funds seized by Saddam when he was...
  • Saddam giving info on weapons

    12/29/2003 5:13:03 AM PST · by Libertarian4Bush · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/29/2003 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein has given his U.S. captors information on hidden weapons and as much as $40 billion (22.5 billion pounds) he may have seized while he was Iraq's president, an Iraqi official has been quoted as saying. "Saddam has confessed the names of people he told to keep the money and he gave names of those who have information on equipment and weapons warehouses," Iyad Allawi, a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat daily. "The Governing Council is searching for $40 billion worth of funds seized by Saddam when he was...
  • Germany’s “Peace” Movement Actively and Openly Supporting Iraqi Terrorism

    12/15/2003 3:20:24 AM PST · by Bryan · 20 replies · 219+ views
    Medienkritik.Typepad.com ^ | December 2003 | Raymond Drake
    Just when you thought the German “peace” movement couldn’t get much more hypocritical they take things to a whole new level. Last week the unbelievable lack of protest at the German government’s plutonium and arms deal with Communist China made it seem as the peace freaks had all rolled up into a big ball for a long winter hibernation. Not so! The German TV news program “Panorama” uncovered some of the wonderful activities that particularly dedicated cadres of the German peace movement are currently engaged in. In the spirit of peace, a number of groups have started a fund-raising campaign...
  • 4TH ID SOLDIERS CAPTURE FEDAYEEN AND CONFISCATE LARGE WEAPONS CACHE

    12/12/2003 6:05:15 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 51 replies · 153+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 12, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 December 12, 2003Release Number: 03-12-30 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4TH ID SOLDIERS CAPTURE FEDAYEEN AND CONFISCATE LARGE WEAPONS CACHE TIKRIT, Iraq – In an early morning raid in Tikrit on Dec. 11, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment soldiers captured four Fedayeen members and confiscated a significant amount of weapons and ammunition that were hidden throughout the house including under the mattresses of sleeping children and buried in the garden. Soldiers confiscated three AK-47 assault rifles, one rocket propelled grenade launcher, one...
  • FEDAYEEN HONCHO SHOT DEAD

    12/11/2003 1:46:08 AM PST · by kattracks · 31 replies · 96+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/11/03 | AP
    <p>December 11, 2003 -- MOSUL, Iraq - U.S. troops shot and killed a senior officer of the paramilitary group Saddam Fedayeen after storming his house in this northern city yesterday, his neighbors said.</p> <p>The U.S. Army confirmed there were raids early yesterday in Mosul but refused to comment on the reported death of Col. Ghanem Abdul-Ghani Sultan al-Zeidi.</p>
  • U-S troops kill senior Saddam Fedayeen officer, his neighbors say

    12/10/2003 6:42:56 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies · 749+ views
    kgbt4.com ^ | 10 December 2003 | AP
    Mosul, Iraq-AP -- Neighbors of a senior officer in an Iraqi paramilitary group say U-S soldiers shot and killed the man at his home in Mosul (MOH'-sul) today. The U-S Army confirms there were raids in the area, but it's refused to comment on the reported death. Two of the man's neighbors says U-S troops stormed his house, and shooting was later heard. They also say he was a member of Saddam Fedayeen, a group believed to be taking part in attacks against U-S occupation forces in Iraq. The house was locked this afternoon. There were several bullet holes in...
  • U.S. Troops Kill Saddam Fedayeen Officer

    12/10/2003 2:15:53 PM PST · by saquin · 18 replies · 151+ views
    MOSUL, Iraq - U.S. troops shot and killed a senior officer of the paramilitary group Saddam Fedayeen after storming his house in this northern city on Wednesday, his neighbors said. The U.S. Army confirmed there were raids early Wednesday in Mosul but refused to comment on the reported death of Col. Ghanem Abdul-Ghani Sultan al-Zeidi. Two of al-Zeidi's neighbors, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. troops stormed his one-story house in Mosul's central neighborhood of al-Sukar at about 4:00 a.m. and shooting was heard later. Helicopters took part in the operation, the neighbors said. The gate of al-Zeidi's...
  • ENEMY, ARMS CAPTURED DURING OPERATION BAYONET LIGHTNING

    12/03/2003 10:22:54 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 38 replies · 272+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 3, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 December 3, 2003Release Number: 03-12-05 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ENEMY, ARMS CAPTURED DURING OPERATION BAYONET LIGHTNING KIRKUK, Iraq –In a joint operation with Iraqi security forces the 173rd Airborne Brigade, part of Task Force Ironhorse completed Operation Bayonet Lightning. This was a cooperative brigade-wide operation, capitalizing on the successful joint patrols conducted by 173rd soldiers, Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and the Iraqi Police. All of the forces worked together and employed raids to capture targeted former regime elements that, with their...
  • Iraqi Police May Have Aided Attacks on U.S. Targets, AP Reports

    11/30/2003 5:16:49 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 395+ views
    Bloomberg.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2003 | Bloomberg
    <p>Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- U.S.-trained Iraqi police may have taken part in some of the attacks on U.S. and Iraqi targets, the Associated Press reported, citing U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez.</p> <p>Attacks on U.S. troops and others in northern Iraq have increased in the past month. Last week, Major General David Petraeus, the 101st Airborne's commander, said Iraqi resistance was increasing. Guerrillas have launched more than 150 attacks on Iraqi civilian and police targets, the AP said, citing Sanchez.</p>
  • US troops kill 46 Iraqis trying to ambush them in central Iraq

    11/30/2003 12:47:38 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 530 replies · 1,457+ views
    Nov. 30, 2003
    FN Alert:   Banner: US forces kill 46 Iraqis trying to ambush them in central Iraq.   Steve Centanni: 46 Iraqis were killed and 8 others were taken captive.       Across wire:4th Infantry Division repelled multiple ambush attacks, at least 18 Iraqi attackers, 5 US soldiers were wounded. No reported deaths.
  • U.S. Drops One-Ton Bombs on Iraq Targets

    11/19/2003 9:52:19 AM PST · by ds03 · 8 replies · 125+ views
    Yahoo! (AP) ^ | 11/19/03 | SABAH JERGES
    By SABAH JERGES, Associated Press Writer The U.S. Air Force used some of the largest weapons in its inventory to attack targets in central Iraq in an escalating crackdown on suspected guerrilla strongholds, the military said Wednesday. A pair of 2,000-pound satellite-guided bombs were dropped late Tuesday near Baqouba, 30 miles northeast of Baghdad, on "camps suspected to have been used for bomb-making," said Maj. Gordon Tate, a spokesman for the 4th Infantry Division. Near the northern city of Kirkuk, fighter-bombers dropped 1,000-pound bombs on "terrorist targets," he said without elaborating. It was unclear whether the airstrikes caused any casualties,...
  • Videotape Shows Saddam's Men Torturing Iraqis

    10/30/2003 10:21:08 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 45 replies · 341+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/30/03 | Bret Baier and Ian McCaleb, contributors
    <p>WASHINGTON — A grisly videotape showing acts of torture carried out by Iraqi Republican Guard and Saddam Fedayeen militiamen has been declassified and obtained by Fox News.</p> <p>After the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in April, an Iraqi in Baghdad gave the tape to the U.S. Army's 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, V Corps. He told the soldiers he had more videos and was directly involved in their taping, having been ordered to do so by the Republican Guard.</p>
  • Officer: Saddam trained al-Qaida pre-9-11: Iraqi Fedayeen supervised hijack drills in summer 2001

    10/21/2003 1:41:49 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 112+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2003
    Saddam Hussein ordered the training of al-Qaida members two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to an independent Iraqi weekly. The Fedayeen, under the command of Saddam's late son Uday, directly supervised 100 al-Qaida fighters who were split into two groups, reported Al-Yawm Al-Aakher, citing an Iraqi officer identified by the initial L. One group went to Al-Nahrawan and the second to Salman Pak, near Baghdad, where they were trained to hijack airplanes, the officer said in an article translated by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute. According to the testimony of Iraqi military defector...
  • Officer: Saddam trained al-Qaida pre-9-11

    10/20/2003 6:22:43 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 109 replies · 1,034+ views
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | Posted: October 20, 2003 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Officer: Saddam trained al-Qaida pre-9-11Iraqi paper says Fedayeen supervised hijack drills in summer 2001 Saddam Hussein ordered the training of al-Qaida members two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to an independent Iraqi weekly. The Fedayeen, under the command of Saddam's late son Uday, directly supervised 100 al-Qaida fighters who were split into two groups, reported Al-Yawm Al-Aakher, citing an Iraqi officer identified by the initial L. One group went to Al-Nahrawan and the second to Salman Pak, near Baghdad, where they were trained to hijack airplanes, the officer said in an article translated by the Washington,...
  • Rumsfeld 'Surprised' by Saddam Loyalists

    10/11/2003 1:46:41 AM PDT · by PatrioticCowboy · 14 replies · 193+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-10-03 | Andrew Bridges/AP
    Rumsfeld 'Surprised' by Saddam Loyalists Fri Oct 10, 7:11 PM ET By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press Writer SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday he was surprised by the effectiveness of Saddam Hussein's loyalists to sustain the Iraq conflict long after the end of major combat operations. He called the continuing fighting serious but described it as low intensity.  Fear instilled in the Iraqi people by the ousted leader's former paramilitary force is contributing to the situation, he told an audience of more than 500 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. "I suppose on reflection the...
  • Rumsfeld 'surprised' by ability of Fedayeen Saddam to terrorize

    10/10/2003 5:03:43 PM PDT · by Brian S · 26 replies · 174+ views
    <p>Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday he was surprised by the effectiveness of Saddam Hussein's loyalists to sustain the Iraq conflict long after the end of major combat operations. He termed continuing fighting serious but described it as low intensity.</p>
  • U.S. Raid Uncovers Bomb Material in Iraq

    10/05/2003 7:00:42 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 5 replies · 175+ views
    By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer TIKRIT, Iraq (AP)--U.S. troops raided the home of a suspected weapons dealer on Sunday, arresting him and seizing blasting caps and other materials often used by Iraqi insurgents to build the roadside bombs that target American soldiers. As Apache helicopters hovered overhead, troops backed up by Bradley fighting vehicles battered down the front of the house in central Tikrit, looking for a man identified by fellow Iraqis as a weapons dealer and possible member of the Saddam , the regime's former militia. Inside, they found bomb-making materials and detained two people, including the suspected...
  • Suspected Saddam executioner caught

    10/03/2003 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Coop · 27 replies · 374+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/03/03 | David Ensor et al
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S.-led coalition troops arrested a man authorities identified as a suspected executioner for Saddam Hussein in a raid north of Baghdad, and four Iraqis were killed in suspicious blasts, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.</p> <p>The suspect and another man, described as a former general, were seized in an overnight raid in Ba'qubah, a town more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. The men's identities were not released.</p>
  • Resistance Fighters Vow to Attack until U.S. Troops Leave Iraq

    09/13/2003 6:48:28 AM PDT · by witnesstothefall · 20 replies · 251+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | Sep 13, 2003 | Hannah Allam
    BAQUBA, Iraq, Sep 13, 2003 (Saint Paul Pioneer Press - Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News via COMTEX) -- A mournful voice singing of dreary days and disappointing harvests drifted across a canal and onto the hidden grounds where Abu Abdullah teaches his recruits to kill. Faded Iraqi army uniforms dried on pomegranate trees, and combat boots lined a dirt path leading into the camp. Young Iraqis picked ripe grapes and offered them to visitors. And waited for orders to attack another American convoy. From this farm hidden among tangled grapevines and tall date palms an hour north of Baghdad, guerrilla fighters,...
  • 80 AL QAEDA VERMIN CAPTURED INSIDE IRAQ

    09/12/2003 2:21:02 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 174 replies · 324+ views
    New York Post ^ | Sept. 12, 2003 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>September 12, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces in northern Iraq captured 80 foreign fighters from several Arab countries on suspicion that they are part of a new al Qaeda offensive against American troops, officials said yesterday.</p> <p>Pentagon officials said the suspected terrorists were nabbed by the Army's 101st Airborne Division and the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment between Mosul and the Syrian border.</p>
  • Only Half Done - The future is in Iraq

    08/27/2003 1:07:04 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 92+ views
    NRO ^ | August 26, 2003 | Jed Babbin
    That blood is still being shed in Iraq is stated every day with calculated surprise. Voiced by the media, the Dems and our faux-allies in the U.N., the surprise is a criticism of our termination of Saddam's regime, implying falsely that we promised instant success. What these critics willfully overlook is that while we fight the remnants of Saddam's regime, we are also at war — quite literally — with Iraq's terrorist neighbors. Iraq is the stage upon which the future of the Middle East is being fought out. The truth is more than Gen. John Abizaid said last week...
  • U.S. forces say capture top Iraqi militiamen

    08/25/2003 7:33:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 25 replies · 166+ views
    Reuters | 8/25/03
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. forces based in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit say they have captured two senior members of the former Iraqi leader's Fedayeen militia. They were captured overnight in separate operations, according to a statement from the U.S. 4th Infantry Division which controls three provinces north of Baghdad. "They were organisers of Fedayeen cells at a regional level," the statement said. It said five other Iraqis were detained across the three provinces, three of whom were suspected of carrying out attacks against American soldiers. Lieutenant Colonel William MacDonald told Reuters there was also an explosion on Monday...
  • Senior Member of Saddam's Militia Nabbed

    08/21/2003 3:04:11 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 286+ views
    AP | 8/21/03 | ANDREW ENGLAND
    ABBARAH, Iraq (AP) - U.S. forces captured a suspected senior member of Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia who was carrying a shopping list for explosives materials, a military official said Thursday. The man, Rashid Mohammed, was also holding a list of ten Iraqi names that U.S. forces believe was an assassination list when soldiers stopped his car on a highway north of Baqouba, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, with two other men in a car, Lt. Col. William Adamson from the 588th Engineering Battalion said. Mohammed was detained along with two men who were traveling with him, he added. ``We suspect...
  • U.S. Troops Nab High-Ranking Iraqi Officer

    08/13/2003 3:48:19 AM PDT · by Gabrielle Reilly · 9 replies · 257+ views
    My Way ^ | Aug 13th, 2003 | By D'ARCY DORAN
    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) - U.S. troops identified Saddam Hussein loyalists in custody Wednesday as two key members of the ousted dictator's Republican Guard and a paymaster for his Fedayeen Saddam militia. Officials at the 4th Infantry Division said they released 10 other men taken in a sweep through the outskirts of Saddam's hometown, Tikrit, on Tuesday, keeping four in custody. The military still had not released names but said the four included a Republican Guard corps-level chief of staff, a guard division commander and a paymaster for the militia. A fourth man kept in custody was not identified at all....
  • U.S. commander to focus on foreign terrorists in Iraq

    08/08/2003 3:43:40 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 154+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 8, 2003 | By Rowan Scarborough
    <p>The top U.S. commander in Iraq said yesterday his counteroffensive will soon focus more on foreign terrorists, whom some officials believe are taking part in the killing of American soldiers.</p> <p>"It's an issue that I'm paying a little bit more attention to as we continue with this effort," Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez told reporters in Baghdad. "And as the days go by, you'll continue to hear us talk and focus on foreign fighters. And we have pretty significant evidence that there are foreign fighters here."</p>
  • Troops capture ‘The Rock’

    08/07/2003 12:08:45 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 30 replies · 1,017+ views
    AP News via Army Times ^ | August 7, 2003 | By D’Arcy Doran, Associated Press
    <p>TIKRIT, Iraq — U.S. forces captured a suspected leader of Saddam Hussein’s loyalist militia, nicknamed “The Rock,” after storming a workers’ hostel in a series of raids in Tikrit Thursday that netted four men suspected of plotting attacks, the military said. The man allegedly organized cells, paid guerrilla fighters and armed them with rocket-propelled grenades and AK-47 assault rifles for attacks on U.S. forces in Saddam’s hometown of Tikrit and surrounding areas, said Lt. Col. Steve Russell, commander of the 22nd Infantry Regiment’s 1st Battalion, which executed the raids.</p>
  • US says nets Iraq guerrilla chiefs in Tikrit raids

    08/06/2003 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Dog · 12 replies · 249+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 7,2003 | Alastair Macdonald
    US says nets Iraq guerrilla chiefs in Tikrit raids By Alastair Macdonald TIKRIT, Iraq, Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Saddam Hussein's home town said they seized three suspected guerrilla leaders on Thursday in overnight raids that included sealing off a street with tanks and briefly detaining dozens of men. One man arrested after 39 men were turned out of a workers hostel, handcuffed and questioned by soldiers in the street may have been a "national level fedayeen leader", funding and arming resistance to the U.S. occupation beyond Tikrit itself, raid commander Lieutenant Colonel Steve Russell said. The man...
  • Fedayeen Leader: Saddam's Network Alive and Well

    07/09/2003 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Brian S · 3 replies · 146+ views
    Newsday ^ | 07-09-03
    July 10, 2003 Fallujah, Iraq -- He is a leader in Saddam's Fedayeen, the militia group that put up some of the strongest resistance to U.S. forces as they swept through Iraq, and he says he has been involved in recent attacks on American troops occupying Iraq. The militia fighter is now living on the run and working for the day when an Iraqi insurgency would drive American soldiers out of his country and return Saddam Hussein to power. "We have many more people and we're a lot better organized than the Americans realize," said Khaled, 29, who gave an...
  • The People Powering Howard (Dean)

    07/05/2003 10:58:07 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 247+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/5/03 | Ruth Marcus
    The rain was coming down. The traffic on Rockville Pike was the usual aggravating slog. At the California Tortilla restaurant just off the pike, on a patio boasting a view of a suburban parking lot, nearly 70 people gathered around cafe tables with strangers, writing letters to people they didn't know. A Howard Dean "meetup" is part Jane Austen, part Bill Gates. Across the country Wednesday night, thousands of people drawn together through the power of the Internet dusted off their epistolary skills, hand-writing letters to Iowa Democrats urging them to support the former Vermont governor. "I am not some...
  • Dean Now Under A Sharper Scope

    07/01/2003 10:47:09 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 172+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/1/03 | Howard Kurtz
    After a year of upbeat profiles depicting him as a straight-talking, rabble-rousing, Bush-bashing maverick, Howard Dean is starting to get slapped around by the press. Now that the former long shot has boosted himself into the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates, journalists are diagnosing the good doctor's fumbles and foibles with microscopic precision. And his sometimes testy relations with the Fourth Estate aren't helping. "He doesn't suffer reporters or fools gladly," says Jake Tapper, who has profiled Dean and wrote about him last week for the New York Times op-ed page. "He doesn't like to play the Washington game....