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  • Iraqi ambassador talks about life under Saddam

    11/02/2008 2:59:14 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies · 588+ views
    Yankton Media, Inc. ^ | October 31, 2008 | Randy Dockendorf
    The Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations told a University of South Dakota audience Wednesday Oct. 22 that he came to tell the story that most Americans don’t hear about his homeland. “I believe the American people have the right to hear what is going on in Iraq from an Iraqi perspective. You don’t hear it much,” Ambassador T. Hamid Al-Bayati told a packed room of about 200 in the Al Neuharth Media Center. Al-Bayati spent time as a prisoner of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime. Saddam hired two people to kill Al-Bayati, who led Iraqi opposition in London...
  • FReeper Kristinn Taylor Reports from FREE Iraq

    11/06/2006 5:08:57 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 164 replies · 14,472+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 11/06/2006 | Kristinn Taylor Reporting
    * Kristinn Taylor's Audio Report from Iraq - CLICK HERE TO LISTENKristinn's Written Dispatch from Monday, November 6, 2006: The families had an incredible day in Iraq today! In the morning, they met with American troops stationed outside Erbil. It was a very emotional meeting. One soldier is from the same town as one of our parents. Another mother arranged for the Gold Star flag to be delivered to the family of a soldier from one of the units stationed up here who was recently killed in action. The families presented the troops with a banner signed by Americans back...
  • Poll Numbers on Iraq You Haven't Seen

    09/27/2006 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 11 replies · 1,045+ views
    "The Other Iraq" <KDC@RMRWest.Net> ^ | Mon, 18 Sep 2006 20:27:59 | Kurdistan Development Corporation
    IRAQ POLL: Kurds Grateful for U.S. SupportA delegation of Iraqi Kurdish officials is currently traveling through the United States right now. The mission is to build upon the great friendship between the Kurdish people and the United States of America.Most specifically, the people of Iraqi Kurdistan wish to invite American businesses to come and help invest in the rebuilding of Kurdistan. It's a win for the people of Iraqi Kurdistan to have help in building a brighter future, and it's a win for American businesses seeking promising new opportunities.We have launched an advertising campaign called "The Other Iraq" because...
  • Iraq al-Qaida Says Pope, West Are Doomed

    09/18/2006 10:54:20 PM PDT · by XR7 · 74 replies · 3,780+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/19/06 | Anna Johnson
    An al-Qaida-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence. The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross"...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 980 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • 9/11/2001 Remembrance Thread & Free Republic Archives from 9/11/2001

    09/11/2006 12:34:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 84 replies · 7,054+ views
    Free Republic Archives | September 11, 2001 | FReepers
    Here are some links from the FR archives in observance of the fifth anniversary of 9/11/2001 - Threads list of several breaking news items - Latest Articles The first post reporting the attacks by OldEconomyBuyer - World Trade Center Posted on the first anniversary - Associated Press newswire - September 11, 2001 - Chronology of news alerts, bulletins and flashes

    12/15/2005 12:24:09 PM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 25 replies · 453+ views
    12/15/05 | ALPHA-8-25-02
    Jeremiah 32:17 'Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. (NKJV) Let this therefore be the first step, that a man depart from himself in order that he may apply the whole force of his ability in the service of the Lord. I call 'service' not only what lies in obedience to God's Word but what turns the mind of man, empty of its own carnal sense, wholly to the bidding of God's Spirit." - John Calvin, 'Institutes', III.vii.1 Psalms 23:1...
  • Text of the Draft Iraqi Constitution - 6 ~~

    08/24/2005 2:03:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 535+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 24, 2005 at 13:57:42 PDT | The Associated Press
    The complete text of the draft Iraqi Constitution, as translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press, part 6 of 12: PART TWO: THE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY Article (64): The federal executive authority consists of the president of the republic and the Cabinet. It carries out its authorities based on the constitution and the law. FIRST, The President. Article (65): The president of the republic is the president of the country and the symbol of the nation's unity and represents the sovereignty of the country and oversees the guarantees of adherence to the constitution, the preservation of Iraq's independence and unity...
  • Never Forget.

    02/23/2005 8:37:13 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 194 replies · 18,695+ views
    Never Forget ^ | 2-23-05
    Please take the time to watch this video, we must remember those on September 11, 2001. We can never forget, and we can not let those who wish us to forget to let us forget. Please, take 15 minutes from freeping, this is bookmarked on my home page, Thank you FReepers. Indy.Never Forget. If you let it run past the video, there are many good quotes after.
  • Today's News from IRAQ that you DIDN'T hear from the Media

    07/06/2004 4:02:42 PM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 14 replies · 1,030+ views
    Iraq the Model ^ | 7-6-2004 | Omar
    -The security forces in Sulaimaniya aborted a suicide attack on " Al Sulaimaniya Palace" hotel when the attacker drove his car fast into the front of the hotel but the hotel guards were faster than him and opened their fire towards the car which resulted in failure of the attack and the death of the terrorist. (Radio Sawa) -In Diyala, another terrorist attack was carried by a Syrean [Syrian] suicide bomber who tried to break through the The barricade in front of the ICDC headquarters in Ba’aquba. The ICDC guards opened fire on the attacking car which resulted in the...
  • Fox News: Something BIG to happen in 30 minutes. The President in Iraq?? (Vanity)

    06/28/2004 3:43:57 AM PDT · by lainde · 184 replies · 373+ views
    Fox News "Fox and Friends" ^ | 6-28-04 | lainde
    My first vanity. Hope I don't look like an idiot in a few minutes. But steve Doocy said stay tuned this will be "BIG"!
  • Small Rally With Big Message for Troops (FR mentioned)

    03/14/2004 6:22:59 AM PST · by kristinn · 21 replies · 278+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, March 14, 2004 | Denise Barnes
    <p>Undaunted by blustery March winds, a small-but-determined group rallied on the Mall yesterday to cheer and show support for American troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and trouble spots around the world.</p> <p>The two-hour "Support Our Troops Rally" began at noon and drew about 50 people. The group waved American flags and listened to a series of short speeches by representatives of groups such as the Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., the sponsor of the rally, Rolling Thunder, Free Iraq, the Congress of Racial Equality, the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic and Operation Free Spike Inc.</p>
  • General Says Coalition Forces Winning Iraqis' Hearts, Minds

    01/13/2004 8:24:08 AM PST · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 181+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 13, 2004 | By Senior Master Sgt. Gene LaDoucer, USAF
    While overwhelming force brought a quick end to major combat operations in Iraq, it's the coalition's ability to win over it's the country's people that ultimately will lead to a free Iraq, U.S. Central Command's deputy commander said here Jan. 12. During the first of three stops in a daylong tour of military bases in Iraq, Air Force Lt. Gen. Lance Smith spoke highly of the efforts of U.S. forces in establishing security and stability in Iraq. He also was quick to praise the efforts of Iraqis who have stepped forward to turn in weapons and identify anti-coalition forces. "The...
  • Documenting the capture of Saddam Hussein

    12/15/2003 8:36:15 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 89 replies · 5,920+ views
    Winning Iraqi Freedom Site ^ | December 15, 2003 | Jeff Head
     HOME    ABOUT    WARFARE    MAPS    WELCOME    RELIEF    SPEECHES    PROTESTS    MEMORIAL  VICTORY      LINKS  STAMPS Saddam Hussein Captured On December 13th, 2003, nine months after coalition forces invaded Iraq to end the threat of Saddam Hussein's Ba'athist regime...and seven and one-half months after major combat operations ended, Saddam Hussein, hiding in a dank hole, dishevealed and unkempt, was captured by US 4th Infantry Division forces. These pictures show where he was captured, his condition upon capture and after he was cleaned up, the coalition force announcement in Iraq, the jubilation amongst Iraqis,...
  • FREEPER'S FRIEND'S DAUGHTER UPDATE: Song for soldier pal earns national note

    04/27/2003 1:18:15 AM PDT · by ppaul · 28 replies · 384+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/27/03 | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- When Rachel Loy sat down to write a song about her friend serving in Iraq, she thought that it could become an anthem for people whose loved ones were fighting in the war.</p> <p>But the 20-year-old college student quickly jettisoned the idea.</p>
  • 13 Points Agreed for New Iraqi Government

    04/15/2003 12:57:23 PM PDT · by Retrofire · 53 replies · 1,244+ views
    Sky News ^ | 04/15/2003 | Sky News
    REBUILDING PLAN AGREED Free Iraqis have drawn up a 13-point plan to rebuild their country following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. The plan was agreed at US-hosted talks at Ur, the birthplace of the biblical prophet Abraham. The delegates also voted to meet again in 10 days' time. In a statement they said a future Iraqi government must be democratic, no leader must be imposed from outside, and the Baath party must be dissolved. As the meeting began, hundreds marched through the streets of nearby Nasiriyah protesting about US involvement in their country's future. They were concerned that the...
  • Twisted hulk is Saddam's testament - Scorched and bomb-blasted pathetic defiant symbols of Saddam

    04/10/2003 10:51:06 AM PDT · by ppaul · 8 replies · 454+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/11/03 | Tom Newton Dunn
    Twisted hulk is Saddam's testament By Tom Newton Dunn In Basra Scorched and bomb-blasted, it is one of the last pathetic defiant symbols of Saddam Hussein's sunken regime. The Iraqi tyrant's massive presidential yacht is still afloat, and drifting aimlessly with the tide on the Shatt-al-Arab waterway beside Basra's dockyards. Local bystanders counted 16 different bombs, shells and missiles - dropped from the air and fired from the ground - plough into it during the two-week siege of Iraq's second city. But no matter how hard the coalition tried, they still couldn't sink it. Nonetheless, the invaders' psychological point...
  • A Message from the War: Tell your children

    04/07/2003 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 15 replies · 483+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/7/2003 | Susan Konig
    Our kids know America is doing a noble thing in Iraq. They know about brave PFC Lynch and her rescuers. About Coalition soldiers giving chocolate to Iraqi kids. About statues of Saddam Hussein being toppled. About water and food coming in by the ton to aid suffering Iraqis. We can't tell them everything because they are all under nine. How do you explain the hunt for a man like Chemical Ali, who gassed the Kurds? Or the discovery of a warehouse filled with human remains, where atrocities were committed and photographed for posterity? Or about a pregnant woman blowing herself...
  • TAKE A COALITION VACATION! Why spend tourist dollars on Germany or France?

    04/04/2003 4:01:59 AM PST · by ppaul · 19 replies · 381+ views
    Forbes ^ | 4/4/03 | Christina Valhouli
    Travel FeatureTake A Coalition Vacation!Christina Valhouli The news these days is full of the Iraq war and the impact it is having on travel. The airlines have just been awarded a $3 billion rescue package by Congress to stave off bankruptcy, and hotels around the world are watching advance reservations evaporate like water in the Iraqi desert. But for intrepid--and patriotic--Americans who are still looking to go on holiday overseas in coming months, this might be the year to take a pass on countries like France or Germany. Click here for slide show To be sure, Paris is always...
  • NAVY Corpsman convinces mom not to join peace protest

    03/29/2003 9:59:43 AM PST · by ppaul · 16 replies · 356+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal & ^ | 3/29/03 | Lonnie J. Smith, USN
                Letter to Mom     Claim:   Navy corpsman's e-mail dissuades his mother from attending anti-war demonstration. Status:   True.Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2003] Dear Mom, It's really your decision to march if you want to or not. You are the one who has to decide if what we are doing out here is right or not. My opinion is not yours. I do, however, have things I would like for you and Grandma and everyone else at home to know. I am a United States soldier. I was sworn to...