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  • Congressman Objects to Lerner Taking 5th: ‘You Don’t Get to Tell Your Side of Story Then...

    05/22/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Sopater · 100 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 22, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was applauded at a congressional hearing Wednesday, after he objected to Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth Amendment and refusing to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. After invoking her right to avoid self-incrimination, Lerner, the head of the tax-exempt division of the IRS, was dismissed from the hearing, which is examining the agency’s inappropriate targeting of conservative groups. After giving a brief opening statement -- in which she said she did nothing wrong -- then refusing to answer any questions, Lerner was dismissed by Committee Chairman...
  • FEMINIZATION OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND REVEALS WASTELAND - The Episcopal Church parallels decline

    06/20/2004 8:55:44 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 17 replies · 242+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 19 June 2004 | David Virtue
    FEMINIZATION OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND REVEALS WASTELAND - The Episcopal Church parallels decline News Analysis By David W. Virtue LONDON, UK-A traditionalist Church of England priest says that the imposition of women bishops will confirm and finalize a long-standing drift from Catholic teaching and place all hope of corporate reunion finally beyond reach. The Rev Robbie Low, a member of Cost of Conscience, a traditionalist organization with Forward in Faith, writes in the June of issue of New Directions that "reunion will continue piecemeal as faithful Christians move away from the Anglican Church into the historic Communions." More worrying, writes...

    06/17/2004 7:48:59 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 176+ views
    Anglican Communion Network ^ | 17 June 2004 | multiple
    Network announces common cause with others in Anglican Tradition June 17, 2004 For Immediate Release June 17, 2004 Contact: Cynthia P. Brust 202-412-8721 ANGLICAN COMMUNION NETWORK ANNOUNCES COMMITMENT OF ANGLICAN GROUPS TO COMMON CAUSE 200,000 come together in new alliance The Anglican Communion Network (ACN) announced today an unprecedented alliance of six groups in the Anglican tradition. The groups, all based in the U.S. have committed to a “common cause” under the chairmanship of the Rt. Rev. Robert Duncan, ACN Moderator. In a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, leaders of the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC), the Anglican Mission in...
  • Forward in Faith International responds to the ECUSA House of Bishops

    03/29/2004 10:30:24 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 63+ views
    Forward In Faith website ^ | 29 March 2004 | Forward in Faith staff
    Forward in Faith International responds to the ECUSA House of Bishops 29 March 2004 "I could not possibly be more proud of our bishops, who with great care and deliberation sought to articulate our shared ministry of reconciliation in ways that are generous toward those who feel themselves in some sense alienated from our common life," Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold said, commending the House of Bishops’ paper ‘Caring for all the Churches’. The paper itself lays equal stress on a doctrine of reconciliation and on the role of bishop as a focus of unity. It needs to be asked, therefore,...
  • FiF International Leaders gather in London

    02/14/2004 3:16:32 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 103+ views
    Forward In Faith website ^ | 14 February 2004 | staff writer
    FiF International Leaders gather in London 14 February 2004 Forward in Faith Leaders from all over the world are gathering in London for a series of discussions, the highlight of which will be a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Forward in Faith International Chairman Bishop John Broadhurst, FiF Wales Chairman Wendy Burdon, FiF Scotland Chairman Fr Len Black, FiF North America President Fr David Moyer, FiF Australia Chairman Fr David Robarts and ten other senior members from around the world will visit Lambeth Palace for what will be the first-ever meeting between Forward in Faith International and an Archbishop...
  • Michael Green comes to the rescue of US network

    01/29/2004 11:02:55 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 73+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 29 January 2004 | staff writer
    Michael Green comes to the rescue of US network Number: 5702 Date: Jan 29, A dramatic, late-night intervention by Michael Green saved the proposed alliance of traditionalist Anglicans in America from collapse. Canon Green, who was Archbishop George Carey’s Evangelism Advisor, rallied 14 bishops and over 100 lay and clerical delegates and observers behind a charter that will keep the group within Anglicanism. The result meant the formal establishment of the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes (NACDP) at its organising convocation in Texas on Jan 19-20. The NACDP “will operate within the constitution of the Episcopal Church and...

    12/04/2003 11:24:13 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 91+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 3 December 2003 | David Virtue
    FORWARD IN FAITH LEADER CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION By David W. Virtue ORLANDO, FL-The President of Forward in Faith North America is calling for the immediate intervention of bishops to move across diocesan boundaries to provide adequate episcopal oversight for the new Network of Confessing Dioceses and Parishes. Fr. David Moyer, rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Rosemont, Pa., told 50 leaders, bishops, clergy and laity at the Third U.S. Anglican Congress here that orthodox ECUSA bishops should declare themselves to be in communion with bishops of the emerging church and delegate them to assist with adequate episcopal...
  • Traditionalists preparing for Catholic conversion

    12/04/2003 8:54:37 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 92 replies · 1,159+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 4 December 2003 | staff writer
    Traditionalists preparing for Catholic conversion Number: 5695 Date: Dec 4, 2003 American and Australian traditionalists are preparing to submit to papal authority should Archbishop Rowan Williams and the Primates fail to restore order to the wayward American Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Representatives from the North American and Australian branches of Forward in Faith (FiF) travelled to Rome in October and November to discuss a reunion of traditionalist Anglicans with the Roman Catholic Church. The Rev Dr David Moyer, president of the North American FiF, confirmed that the two sides were speaking, but declined to elaborate. “I can’t go...
  • Conservative Anglican Press Release thread.

    11/02/2003 5:03:54 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 20 replies · 147+ views
    closed discussion list - press release | 2 November 2003 | various
    This is intended to be a general thread for any and all conservative press releases concerning the 'consecration' in NH.

    10/20/2003 8:07:57 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 87+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 20 October 2003 | David Virtue
    FORWARD IN FAITH LEADER BLASTS PRIMATES INACTION By David W. Virtue LONDON--A traditionalist Forward in Faith leader said there were "no surprises" in the primates' recent statement, and the archbishops of 75 million Anglicans did the usual, which was to "state the obvious and play for time." The Rev. Geoffrey Kirk, Forward in Faith secretary said the primates were asked to consider the "seriousness of the situation," but he would not hold his breath that anything would come out of it. "Two sad truths emerged from this fiasco. The first is that American traditionalists staked far too much on a...
  • FiF UK reacts to the Primates' Statement

    10/16/2003 10:41:39 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 65+ views
    Forward In Faith website ^ | 16 October 2003 | Forward in Faith UK
    FiF UK reacts to the Primates' Statement 16 October 2003 Email this article Printer friendly page London, 16 October, 2003 The Emergency Meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion occasioned by the decision of the Episcopal Church to consecrate as a bishop a married man living in an active sexual partnership with another male has come and gone. The Final Statement of the Meeting is to be found elsewhere on this website. It affirms that such a consecration constitutes ‘a crucial and critical point in the life of the Communion’. The Primates have therefore to conclude ‘that the future...
  • Beetle Bailey in Baghdad

    08/02/2003 8:19:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 307+ views
    U.S. News- Washington Whispers ^ | 08/11/03 | Paul Bedard
    Not every part of the Pentagon's war plan to topple Saddam Hussein's regime is winning rave reviews, and one target of ridicule these days is the Defense Department's efforts to mold Iraqi exiles into a viable fighting force. In an initiative that morphed into a cross between a Monty Python sketch and the Keystone Kops, the Pentagon worked with two exile groups with maddeningly similar names, the Free Iraqi Freedom Fighters (FIFF) and the Free Iraqi Forces (FIF). The FIF were Iraqis trained in Hungary by the United States before the war. The Pentagon boasted that it would recruit 3,000...
  • U.S. troops' arrival drives home reality that Saddam gone - Flowers, smiles in Mosul

    04/23/2003 11:47:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies · 294+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 24, 2003 | MICHAEL HEDGES
    MOSUL, Iraq -- Expecting headaches and maybe worse from unruly factions of Kurds and Saddam Hussein loyalists, American soldiers began a campaign Wednesday to stabilize and administer this northern Iraq city. Instead, they were met with flowers and friendly greetings. No one can be sure it will last, but for now a task force of troops from the 101st Airborne and 4th Infantry divisions plans to impose order swiftly in Iraq's third largest city. That task force rushed here over the weekend after a small Marine force that had occupied the city's airport reported factional fighting among Kurds and sniping...
  • Stash of U.S. bills found in bunker

    04/21/2003 10:23:18 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 275+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2003 | By Betsy Pisik
    <p>BAGHDAD — An Army Reserve unit from Riverdale Park, Md., last night discovered at least $4 million in crisp U.S. cash in a compound that had been home to Special Republican Guard officers.</p> <p>Soldiers opened one of four identical boxes last night and say there could be many more in sealed compartments in the L-shaped bunker. They say they suspect that chemical weapons are hidden there as well.</p>
  • America Nervous As Militant Cleric's Rallies Attract Mass Support

    04/19/2003 4:42:59 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 615+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4-20-2003 | Julian Coman/Sean Rayment
    America nervous as militant cleric's rallies attract mass support By Julian Coman in Washington and Sean Rayment in Kuwait (Filed: 20/04/2003) Every day, the rallies held by Battle to prevent Chalabi taking power grow bigger. Every day the American marines in the eastern Iraqi town of Kut, close to the Iranian border, become more nervous. Mr Abbas is a militant Shia cleric with an unnervingly fine grasp of the political possibilities of post-war Iraq. Some days ago, he walked into Kut town hall and simply took it over, accompanied by hundreds of supporters, many of whom had crossed the border...
  • ‘Nazi’ files incriminate top Iraqis

    04/19/2003 4:07:54 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 749+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 20, 2003 | Marie Colvin
    HER dusty file was one of hundreds of thousands of documents stacked in a house in a wealthy neighbourhood of Baghdad. Asma Rasheed married a pilot, lived comfortably in the presidential compound of Saddam Hussein and directed a microbiology programme that was not supposed to exist. Rasheed’s light blue folder has emerged from a huge archive seized by forces loyal to Ahmed Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress, which opposed Saddam. The archive — a dark who’s who of Iraq — reveals the tiniest details of blandishments and humiliations by a paranoid regime that shared the Nazis’ obsession...
  • Chalabi says no role for UN in Iraq government

    04/19/2003 7:55:05 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 50 replies · 310+ views ^ | April 19, 2003
    BAGHDAD: Pro-American Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi has said the United States should oversee post-war Iraq and the United Nations lacked the capability and credibility to take a leadership role there. At a news conference in the Iraqi Hunting Club – his first since arriving in Baghdad on Wednesday – Chalabi also said he did not want a post in an interim Iraqi government and would devote himself to developing civil society. But the man seen by many analysts as the US choice to lead Iraq left open the question of whether he would stand as a candidate if the country...
  • Free Iraq starts to take form

    04/17/2003 9:38:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 156+ views
    National Post ^ | April 17 2003 | Kanan Makiya
    After 32 years in exile, the author, a well-known Iraqi dissident, returned home on Monday night to meet with fellow Iraqis on determining an interim authority for his country. - - - I entered Iraq from Kuwait City about two hours ago. Some comrades and I are riding in a convoy, accompanied by a former Navy SEAL from Jay Garner's Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance, en route to the Free Iraqi Forces camp outside of Nasiriya. Our vehicles are carrying cash, equipment and supplies for the 800 or so Free Iraqi Forces and others at camp with Ahmed Chalabi....
  • Iraq politician Chalabi back in Baghdad

    04/16/2003 12:49:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 154+ views
    The Times of India ^ | April 16 2003 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON: Pro-American Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi returned to the capital Baghdad on Wednesday on his first visit to the city since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958, an adviser said. "We've just arrived and we have set up a headquarters in central Baghdad," said Zaab Sethna, who traveled with Chalabi in the motorcade from the southern town of Nassiriya. "His first plan is to go see his old home and then start building democracy in Iraq," added Sethna, speaking by satellite phone from Baghdad. Chalabi, leader of the Iraqi National Congress), was the first major exile politician to reach...
  • Potential leaders to convene in Nasiriyah

    04/12/2003 12:21:00 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 222+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2003 | By Sharon Behn and Nicholas Kralev
    <p>Iraqi opposition leader Ahmed Chalabi is rapidly building up a power base in southern Iraq, using his 700-strong force to help restore law and order in the area, filling a political power vacuum left by the fall of Baghdad.</p> <p>Mr. Chalabi, who heads the Iraqi National Congress, is one of a number of key Iraqi opposition figures invited to attend a meeting Tuesday between White House envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and coalition leaders as a first step towards an Iraqi interim authority.</p>
  • Iraqi secret police wired for torture, tuned to George Micheal

    04/12/2003 2:13:14 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 395+ views
    Agence France-Presse | April 12, 2003
    BAGHDAD (AFP) Apr 12, 2003 A secret tunnel leads underground from the main administration block to a prison where exposed electrical wires run from wall sockets to a bench in the interrogation room. The walls of cells which housed up to eight prisoners are scribbled with prayers and calendars indicating time spent inside, written in Arabic, Hebrew and even Chinese. Solitary confinement is standing room only and shared with toilet plumbing. The small bathrooms, remaining blankets, prison garb and plastic buckets are filthy. Plaster and paint is peeling off in large sheets and all around are posters, paintings and...
  • Iraqi exiles control southern town -U.S. source

    04/12/2003 4:30:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Reuters | 4/12/03
    Iraqi exiles control southern town -U.S. source NASSIRIYA, Iraq, April 12 (Reuters) - Around 300 fighters, originally Iraqi exiles recruited and trained by the United States, are in control of the southern Iraqi town of Shatra, a U.S. military source said on Saturday. A Reuters photographer saw a convoy of trucks carrying Free Iraqi Forces (FIF) pass through the town of Nassiriya, 375 km (235 miles) southeast of Baghdad, armed with AK-47 rifles and wearing camouflage fatigues bearing FIF initials on their arms. The trucks, bound for Shatra some 50 km (35 miles) north of Nassiriya, were escorted by U.S....
  • Iraq Opposition Leader Greeted in Southern Town (Chalabi)

    04/08/2003 4:27:27 PM PDT · by Shermy · 13 replies · 215+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The opposition Iraqi National Congress said on Tuesday leaders from across southern Iraq flocked to the town of Nassiriya to greet its leader Ahmad Chalabi, but a CIA report said he and other returning exiles would find little support among Iraqis. The classified CIA report appeared to be part of the long and bitter struggle within the Bush administration over whether Chalabi and his colleagues can be effective leaders. Francis Brooke, a close adviser to the opposition leader, said local Iraqi leaders had brought requests for Chalabi to mediate with the U.S. military authorities on matters such...
  • Hayes on Free Iraqi Forces in Uum Qasar: now and then (1991)

    04/07/2003 3:55:28 AM PDT · by risk · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/14/2003 | Stephen Hayes
    Liberating Iraq From the April 14, 2003 issue: An emotional homecoming for the Free Iraqi Forces. by Stephen F. Hayes 04/14/2003, Volume 008, Issue 30 Umm Qasr, Iraq THE WHEELS of the four Humvees in our convoy had not stopped turning when Ali al-Ethari jumped out of the back of the second vehicle and sprinted toward the front of the Port Authority building here in Umm Qasr, Iraq. The 15 others in the convoy--11 American soldiers, two Iraqi Americans, and two reporters--knew where he was headed. Tributes to Saddam Hussein appear everywhere in this southern port town. A smiling, avuncular...
  • Key Iraqi Opposition Leader Back in Iraq

    04/07/2003 7:20:08 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 163+ views
    Associated Press | Monday, April 7, 2003
    Key Iraqi Opposition Leader Back in Iraq .c The Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - An opposition leader who aspires to lead post-Saddam Hussein Iraq has announced his presence in southern Iraq with a call on fellow Iraqis to help remove ``the final remnants'' of Saddam's regime. Ahmad Chalabi made the call in Nasiriyah on Sunday, his Iraqi National Congress said in a statement issued in London and received by The Associated Press in Cairo. The group said 700 of its members were also in the southern Iraqi town as the ``1st Battalion Free Iraqi Forces.'' Iraqi National Congress spokesman...
  • Iraqi opposition leader is in Nassiriya

    04/07/2003 7:40:20 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Reuters | Monday, April 7, 2003
    Iraqi opposition leader is in Nassiriya WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Iraqi opposition leader Ahmad Chalabi has arrived in the southern Iraqi town of Nassiriya at the head of 700 fighters, joining the U.S. military campaign against the government, an opposition official said on Monday. The presence of Chalabi, the best known leader of the Iraqi National Congress (INC), indicates that Pentagon plans for the future of Iraq have gained ground over the rival plans of the State Department, which does not rate Chalabi highly. The INC official, who asked not to be named, said she spoke to one of...
  • Iraqi Exile's Homecoming Celebrated

    04/07/2003 11:39:17 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 215+ views
    AP | 4/07/03 | BURT HERMAN
    Iraqi Exile's Homecoming Celebrated By BURT HERMAN .c The Associated Press QAL'AT SUKKAR, Iraq (AP) - Blaring warnings from Humvee-mounted loudspeakers, the U.S. Marines sent residents of this rural town scurrying Monday when the troops arrived to demolish symbols of President Saddam Hussein's regime. But any potential tension melted quickly into jubilation when the people of Qal'at Sukkar learned one of their own had come home. Khuder Al-Emeri, 43, left his Seattle restaurant behind three months ago to join the Free Iraqi Forces, a group of exiles trained by the U.S. military to serve as interpreters and guides in Iraq....
  • U.S. Enlists Iraqi Exiles, Dissidents

    04/06/2003 2:02:46 PM PDT · by formercalifornian · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Las Vegas Sun/AP ^ | April 6, 2003 | By PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is beginning to build a new Iraqi army even before Saddam Hussein's forces are defeated, deploying some of the nation's exiles and internal dissidents around the country. Several hundred soldiers of the Iraqi National Congress exile group were flown to an area near the city of Nasiriyah, the group said Sunday. "These are Iraqi citizens who want to fight for a free Iraq, who will become basically the core of the new Iraqi army once Iraq is free," said Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. More will be...
  • US begins the process of 'regime change' - NEW GOVERNMENT FOR IRAQ, EARLY AS TUESDAY

    04/06/2003 1:32:13 PM PDT · by elfman2 · 9 replies · 267+ views
    UK Observer via Drudge ^ | Sunday April 6, 2003 | Ed Vulliamy in New York and Kamal Ahmed
    US begins the process of 'regime change' Ed Vulliamy in New York and Kamal AhmedSunday April 6, 2003The Observer The US is ready to install the first leg of an interim government for the new Iraq as early as Tuesday, even while fighting still rages in Baghdad, officials said yesterday. America's readiness to establish the first stages of a civil administration to run post-war Iraq comes at lightning speed and constitutes a rebuff to European ambitions to stall on the process until some kind of role for the United Nations is agreed. It was reported yesterday that the National Security...
  • Iraqi exile group says its forces will help find and root out paramilitaries

    04/06/2003 9:08:59 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 3 replies · 153+ views ^ | 4/6/03 | Pauline Jelinek
    <p>U.S.-led forces were airlifting soldiers of an Iraqi exile group into southern Iraq to serve as humanitarian liaison officers and help root out Saddam Hussein's paramilitary among the population, the group said Sunday.</p> <p>The first of more than 1,000 expected, some 700 soldiers of the Iraqi National Congress were near the city of Nasiriyah, the group said. The city was brought under control of the U.S.-led invasion force only a few days ago after a two-week battle by U.S. Marines, defense officials have said.</p>
  • US airlifting Iraqi opposition fighters

    04/06/2003 7:50:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 273+ views
    The Times of India ^ | April 06 2003 | PTI
    NEW YORK: In the first major step towards establishing a physical Iraqi presence among coalition forces in their final surge towards Baghdad, the US military has begun airlifting Iraqi opposition fighters into southern Iraq. The airlift, which began Friday night, will put about 1,000 Iraqi opposition forces into a base in southern Iraq controlled by coalition forces, ABC television reported on Sunday. The force is under the control of the Iraqi National Congress and its leader Ahmed Chalabi, who will accompany his troops into Iraq. The opposition forces will also attempt to help set up liaison between US-led forces and...
  • Iraqi exiles fly in to incite anti-Saddam uprisings

    04/05/2003 3:09:12 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 313+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 6, 2003 | Marie Colvin
    Opposition mobilises free Iraqi force AMONG their ranks were an Iraqi American who had abandoned his grocery store in Missouri and a former nightclub bouncer from London. Hundreds of Iraqi exiles, assembled under the banner of the Free Iraqi Force, opened a new front in the battle to oust Saddam Hussein yesterday after flying to the south of the country on a perilous mission to incite rebellion in its cities. Guided by Colonel Ted Seel, a grizzled American Vietnam veteran and expert in psychological warfare, the force will use tribal contacts and guerrilla attacks to trigger uprisings in southern cities...
  • Liberating Iraq: An emotional homecoming for the Free Iraqi Forces

    04/05/2003 7:10:58 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 1,411+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/14/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Umm Qasr, IraqTHE WHEELS of the four Humvees in our convoy had not stopped turning when Ali al-Ethari jumped out of the back of the second vehicle and sprinted toward the front of the Port Authority building here in Umm Qasr, Iraq. The 15 others in the convoy--11 American soldiers, two Iraqi Americans, and two reporters--knew where he was headed. Tributes to Saddam Hussein appear everywhere in this southern port town. A smiling, avuncular Saddam hovers over a corner market on a plastic plug-in sign, like the ones that advertise cheap beer in bars throughout America. A few feet later,...