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  • Rome will be conquered next, says leader of 'Islamic State'

    07/02/2014 3:26:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/2/2014 | The Telegraph
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the 'Islamic State' stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate to his new land to fight under its banner around the globe.
  • Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments–Cops Ask Pro-Gun

    03/14/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    There have been reports that Navy veteran John Cinque has been receiving threats because of his stance on the issue of Connecticut's gun registration law. Apparently those reports are due to a misreading of a piece by the New Haven Register in which Cinque said, "There have been threats made — that I found out about today." Freedom Outpost reached out to John Cinque, who spoke with us this morning and confirmed that the threats he was speaking about were towards the Branford Police, not towards him. "The cops are having the threats…. they are scared," he told us. According...
  • Harvard University evacuates buildings over reports of explosives

    12/16/2013 6:34:39 AM PST · by Doogle · 47 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/16/13 | FOX
    BREAKING,very early.......
  • Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

    07/20/2013 8:26:48 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2013
    WASHINGTON – Helen Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism, has died, Fox News confirms. She was 92. The irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row to grill ten presidents -- often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died at her apartment in Washington. According to friend Muriel Dobbin, Thomas had been ill for al ong time, and in and out of the hospital before coming home Thursday. Thomas made her name as a bulldog for United Press International in the great wire-service rivalries of old, and as a pioneer...
  • Bolling Suspends/Withdraws from Contest for VA Governor 2013

    11/28/2012 6:17:35 AM PST · by EDINVA · 92 replies
    email | 11-18-12 | Bill Bolling
    EXCERPT FROM THE EMAIL: I am writing to advise you that after a great deal of consideration I have decided to suspend my campaign for the Republican Party's nomination for Governor of Virginia. Needless to say, this was a very difficult decision for me, and I know it will come as a surprise and disappointment to you, but I am confident it is the right decision.
  • LAX Union Workers To Strike On Thanksgiving Eve

    11/17/2012 3:33:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 127 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/17/12 | Tony Lee
    As many as 1000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) workers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are considering going on strike on Thanksgiving eve in what is the busiest travel day of the year. Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, said the protest would be in response to an LAX contractor that failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance.
  • ABC Cancels Controversial 'GCB' Series

    05/14/2012 11:01:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 139 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2012 | Anugrah Kumar
    ABC has canceled its freshman series with the controversial title "GCB," which some believed mocked Christians, as it failed to attract enough viewership.
  • Grunthor son is born!

    12/27/2011 7:37:33 AM PST · by Grunthor · 72 replies
    Grunthor ^ | 12-27-11 | Grunthor
    OUR SON ZACHARY MICHAEL WAS BORN AT 445 AM PST. 7 LBS 6 OZ 21 INCHES LONG. PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD HE'S BEAUTIFUL!
  • Texas executes Mexican after court stay rejected

    07/07/2011 5:05:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 313 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/7/11 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    A Mexican national was executed Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a White House-supported appeal to spare him in a death penalty case where Texas justice triumphed over international treaty concerns. Humberto Leal, 38, received lethal injection for the 1994 murder of Adria Sauceda. She was fatally bludgeoned with a piece of asphalt. Leal was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. EDT (2221 GMT).
  • Dramatic Footage: Capital One Bank Robbed, Hostage Escapes, Robbery Suspect Shot (Takoma Park, MD)

    01/28/2011 7:30:50 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 31 replies
    MYFOXDC ^ | 28 JAN 11 | MyFoxDC
    Alleged Bank Robber Takes Hostage - Shot By Police After Slipping And Falling On Ice Updated: Friday, 28 Jan 2011, 10:18 AM EST Published : Friday, 28 Jan 2011, 9:53 AM EST by MYFOXDC TAKOMA PARK, Md. - Dramatic video shows an alleged bank robber being taken down by police after slipping and falling on ice. WARNING – GRAPHIC VIDEO The incident happened at the Capital One Bank in Takoma Park, Md. around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. Police had the bank surrounded when the alleged robber came out of the front door with what looked like a gun to the...
  • Jeff Head Update for 4/29/10

    04/29/2010 5:31:17 AM PDT · by Gail_Head · 188 replies · 2,455+ views
    4/29/10 | Gail Head
    I have no idea if I'm doing this right, so I hope somebody can fix whatever I mess up. I am so sorry for not posting sooner, but the last couple of days have been a blur. The surgery on Tuesday didn't actually start until noon even though we signed in at 7:30 am and they took Jeff to the OR around 10:30. We got our final report at 10 pm. By 11:00 pm I was able to go to his room in the ICU. He did very well during the surgery. Coming out of the anesthesia was a little...
  • Rapper Dolla is shot, killed at Beverly Center

    05/19/2009 2:39:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies · 2,960+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sam Quinones, Rong-Gong Lin II and Andrew Blankstein
    Dolla, a rapper whose real name is Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot in the head as he and several other people stood near the center's La Cienega Boulevard entrance, according to police, witnesses and Dolla's publicist, Sue Vannasing. A friend of the rapper's who was at the Beverly Center and a Los Angeles Police Department official also confirmed the victim's identity to The Times. Burton, 21, arrived at LAX from Atlanta earlier in the day and went to the Beverly Center to shop, Vannasing said. After the shooting, Burton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a few blocks from...
  • NYT Co. 1Q losses worsen as ad sales plunge 27 pct

    04/21/2009 5:49:38 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 10 replies · 454+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4-21-09 | Yahoo
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times Co. says its first-quarter losses worsened amid a dramatic downturn in advertising revenue at its newspapers. The setback announced Tuesday was even worse than pessimistic analysts had anticipated. The publisher of The New York Times and The Boston Globe lost $74.5 million, or 52 cents per share, in the first quarter. That compared with a loss of $335,000 at the same time last year. That was break-even on a per-share basis. This year's first-quarter results included charges totaling 18 cents per share to cover the costs of jettisoning employees and other special...
  • Heroic Haditha Marine Acquitted

    06/11/2008 6:36:10 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 28 replies · 85+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 6/6/08 (D Day) | Philip V. Brennan
    The long, painful ordeal of Marine 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson came to a sudden end Wednesday when a jury of seven fellow Marine officers found him not guilty of trumped-up charges that should never have been leveled against him in the first place. As Newsmax reported on Sept. 11, 2007, Grayson earned the enmity of prosecutors when he turned down their offer that would spare him from prison if he would agree to testify against fellow 3rd battalion, 1st Marines. "I was asked by the prosecution to fall on my sword for the greater good of the Marine Corps,'' Grayson,...
  • Vampire Amnesty Bill Fails 2nd Cloture [The bill is DEAD. Again.]

    06/28/2007 8:28:01 AM PDT · by indcons · 361 replies · 12,707+ views
    Cspan ^ | 06/28/2007 | CSpan
    We WON
  • Stay of Soledad cross removal extended (to allow for potential review by SCOTUS as needed)

    07/07/2006 8:03:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,959+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/7/06 | Greg Moran
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy ordered Friday that his temporary stay protecting the Mount Soledad cross extend until state and federal courts can hear the city of San Diego's appeal this fall. In blocking a federal judge's order that the city remove the cross by Aug. 1 or face a daily fine of $5,000, Kennedy also indicated that the full court may want to review the controversial case. Kennedy said the court, which refused three years ago to get involved in the dispute, may consider it because of two new factors favorable to cross proponents. He cited legislation to...
  • Progress in Iraq

    12/08/2005 8:48:26 AM PST · by concretebob · 27 replies · 713+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 08 December 2005 | Washington Times Editorial Staff
    Najaf, Mosul and the Iraqi economy: These were the three pillars of President Bush's speech yesterday before the Council on Foreign Relations, and they are three of the best reasons why Howard Dean is utterly wrong to predict American defeat in Iraq. One wouldn't know it from the acrimonious debate in Washington, but the two former trouble spots are rapidly joining the 80 percent or so of Iraq that suffers little or no violence, while the Iraqi economy is looking better than it has in years.
  • Unocal Accepts New Chevron Bid

    07/20/2005 10:02:19 AM PDT · by eastforker · 108 replies · 3,587+ views
    globeandmail.com ^ | 7/20/05 | AP
    Unocal's board of directors has endorsed a sweetened, $17-billion (U.S.) takeover bid from Chevron, rejecting a higher offer from one of China's state-owned oil companies.
  • Former Albanian rebel commanders killed in Kosovo, Macedonia

    07/13/2005 3:31:15 PM PDT · by joan · 7 replies · 429+ views
    DPA ^ | July 13, 2005
    Pristina/Skopje - Two former ethnic Albanian rebel commanders have been murdered in Kosovo and western Macedonia in the past 24 hours, police in Pristina and Skopje confirmed Wednesday. Muhamed Xhemaili, also known by his nom-de-guerre "Rebeli" (The Rebel), was killed in eastern Kosovos town of Gnjilane from a moving vehicle. No other details were immediately available. Xhemaili, a hard-line commander of Liberation Army of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja (UCPMB) units during the 1999-2001 insurgency in southern Serbia, was famous among his compatriots for his uncompromising stance against any kind of dialogue with Serbs. In western Macedonian town of Struga, another...
  • New York City Claims Drop in Number of Smokers

    05/12/2004 11:27:10 AM PDT · by Know your rights · 52 replies · 362+ views
    VOA News ^ | 12 May 2004
    A city-sponsored survey says the number of adult smokers in New York City fell by more than 100,000 between 2002 and 2003. Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said the drop - which amounts to 11 percent - is the steepest decline of smokers seen anywhere. Telephone surveys found that 19.3 percent of adults smoked in 2003, down from 21.6 percent in 2002. Overall cigarette consumption declined by 13 percent, suggesting that even those who continue to smoke are now smoking less. Health officials credit the decline to a 2002 tax increase on cigarettes, which raised the tax from eight cents per...
  • REPORT: IMAM MUKTADA AL SADR ARRESTED

    04/13/2004 11:49:42 AM PDT · by threat matrix · 108 replies · 249+ views
    ITAR/TASS-Russian News Wire ^ | April 13, 2004 | wire copy
    United States troops arrested radical Shiite Islam leader Imam Mukatada al-Sadr on Tuesday.The report came from Hazem al-Araj, his closest associate who is the head of the Baghdad bureau 'Mahdi Army' group.
  • Recording Stupid Leftist Comments (On the Capture of Hussein) for Posterity

    12/14/2003 7:16:40 PM PST · by The Right Stuff · 132 replies · 361+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 14 December, 2003 | J. King
    Okay, folks, here is our chance to record - for all time - the dimwitted comments made by leftwingers in the U.S. regarding the fall of the evil dictator, Saddam Hussein. Imagine that you are in occupied Europe in 1945, and it's your duty to get collaborators commentary out - written down on your trusty Underwood. It's our duty and our privilege. Write on. Here's a sampling of what I've found: Washington (com)Post writer Robin Wright, "this isn't going to transform the situation" Time's Joe Klein, "another terrorist attack on America would completely change this dynamic." Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich,...
  • SADDAMFREUDE WATCH

    12/14/2003 5:02:43 PM PST · by livesbygrace · 97 replies · 684+ views
    andrewsullivan.com ^ | 12/14/03 | Andrew Sullivan
    Readers are invited to send in the most strained and mealy-mouthed statements from the devastated press and anti-war politicians and activists following the capture of Saddam. First up: Saddam's paid-up British anti-war activist, George Galloway: "This will not stop the Iraqi resistance. if anything, it may set the resistance free, if you like, from the cloud of Saddam Hussein, and transform it into a purely national resistance movement without the charge that it's being controlled from behind by the deposed president." Galloway must be worried sick about what Saddam might tell the coalition. So must Chirac. - 4:23:59 PM
  • Pictures of Victory-Newspaper Front Pages, Magazine Covers, Photos etc. (Saddam Capture)

    12/14/2003 4:23:38 PM PST · by tineke · 104 replies · 738+ views
    AP Photo Wire ^ | December 14, 2003 | wire press
    I thought we could get this started before the British papers go out to press..
  • Timeline of Saddam Hussein's Capture

    12/14/2003 11:18:36 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 1,565+ views
    NPR ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | NPR
    Dec. 14, 2003 -- Following is a chronology of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's capture by U.S. forces, Saturday, Dec. 13, according to U.S. military officials and NPR reports: 10:50 a.m. Saturday: U.S. military officials receive intelligence that Saddam Hussein may be hiding in one of two locations near the town of Adwar, about 10 miles south of his hometown of Tikrit. About 600 soldiers from the First Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division along with coalition Special Forces units are assigned to kill or capture Saddam. About 6 p.m. Saturday: Under cover of darkness, the...
  • Clinton welcomes capture of Saddam

    12/14/2003 10:57:18 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 96 replies · 618+ views
    Associated Press | December 14, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Clinton praised the capture of Saddam Hussein and said the ousted Iraqi president finally will answer "for decades of tyranny and murder." "I am glad he was captured alive so he can be brought before the bar of justice," Clinton said Sunday in a statement. Clinton saluted U.S. troops, who found the bearded and disheveled former dictator in an underground hide-out on a farm near his hometown, Tikrit. Clinton also congratulated his successor in the White House. "Saddam Hussein's capture is a tribute to the skill and bravery of our troops and the good...
  • List of 55 Most Wanted Iraqis and Their Status (8 of Top 10 Killed or Captured)

    12/14/2003 8:38:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 301+ views
    Dec 14, 2003 List of 55 Most Wanted Iraqis and Their Status The Associated Press The 55 most-wanted Iraqis and their status, according to U.S. Central Command. Thirty-nine are in custody, 13 remain at large, two have been confirmed killed and one has been reported killed. -No. 1: Saddam Hussein, president. Captured Dec. 13. -No. 2: Qusai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22. -No. 3: Odai Hussein, Saddam's son. Killed July 22. -No. 4: Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, presidential secretary, Saddam's cousin. Taken into custody June 17. -No. 5: Ali Hassan al-Majid, presidential adviser, Revolutionary Command Council member. Also known...
  • Saddam's arrest won't end resistance: Hamas

    12/14/2003 8:59:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 485+ views
    hindustantimes ^ | 12-14-03
    Saddam's arrest won't end resistance: HamasThe arrest of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein will not end Iraqi resistance against US-led forces, the leaders of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas and Islamic Jihad (Holy War) said on Sunday, UPI reports. The two organisations had asked the Iraqi people to continue their resistance "until the end of this occupation of Arab and Muslim territory." Islamic Jihad leader Nafez Azzam said by arresting Saddam, "the United States had achieved a very simple symbolic triumph." "But we are certain that this would never end the Iraqi people's resistance against the American occupation that is...
  • Iraq's Aziz Helped Identify Saddam, Official Says

    12/14/2003 8:59:05 AM PST · by knak · 4 replies · 253+ views
    reuters ^ | 12/14/03
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's former Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz, in U.S. custody for seven months, helped to confirm the identity of Saddam Hussein after his capture, an official with the U.S.-led administration said Sunday. "He was identified with the help of Tareq Aziz," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. He did not elaborate. The fugitive dictator was dusty, bearded and apparently exhausted when he was found in a narrow hiding hole during a raid on a farm near his home town Tikrit late Saturday. Aziz, who surrendered to U.S. forces after the Iraqi president was...
  • Saddam Capture 'Painful' for Arabs [I love him so much, I can’t stand watching it]

    12/14/2003 9:00:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies · 352+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 12-13-03
    ................................ Saddam Capture 'Painful' for Arabs For many ordinary Palestinians, the TV footage of a dishevelled Saddam obediently submitting to a medical exam by his US captors was painful to watch: it sealed the defeat of the one Arab leader they felt always stood by them. Saddam should have put up a fight or committed suicide, they said, and his surrender is a stain on Arab honour. “It is a big defeat for all Arabs and Muslims,” said Raji Hassan, 29, watching TV with friends in a Gaza City coffee shop. The Palestinian Authority declined official comment. While Palestinian leader...
  • "Saddam Captured" Celebratory FReep in Philadelphia Today

    12/14/2003 10:20:07 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 137 replies · 909+ views
    After Action Report | 12/14/03 | Doctor Raoul
    Having been awakened by a phone call that Saddam had been captured, the first thing that jumped into my mind was "City Line Avenue". It was payback time for all the left wing looney tunes for their snarky remarks and unfounded wacko charges. At about 9 am, I took up my position outside the local NBC affiliate and across from the ABC affiliate there on City Line Avenue. That the stations were there was just a bonus, the main reason is that the intersection sees thousands of cars per hour. It's a main traffic artery west from Philadelphia to the...
  • Terrorist behind September 11 strike was trained by Saddam

    12/14/2003 9:03:20 AM PST · by cody32127 · 34 replies · 825+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 12-14-03 | Con Coughlin
    Iraq's coalition government claims that it has uncovered documentary proof that Mohammed Atta, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the September 11 attacks against the US, was trained in Baghdad by Abu Nidal, the notorious Palestinian terrorist. Details of Atta's visit to the Iraqi capital in the summer of 2001, just weeks before he launched the most devastating terrorist attack in US history, are contained in a top secret memo written to Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, by Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. The handwritten memo, a copy of which has been obtained exclusively...
  • Hopeful Bush got final word on Saddam before dawn

    12/14/2003 8:14:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 251+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 12/14/03
    Just before dawn, at 5:14 am (1014 GMT), US President George W. Bush got the telephone call he had been hoping for: final word that the bearded man US forces had captured in Tikrit was Saddam Hussein. White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice delivered the message minutes after hearing the news herself from the US civilian overseer for Iraq, Paul Bremer, Bush spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters. The US president, who had ordered a strike aimed at killing Saddam in the first minutes of the war in Iraq, "believes this is very good news for the Iraqi people. He...
  • Text of President Bush's comments on Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 9:33:25 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 26 replies · 473+ views
    The Command Post ^ | December 14, 2003
    Yesterday, December the 13th, at around 8:30 PM Baghdad time, United States military forces captured Saddam Hussein alive. He was found near a farm house outside the city if Tikrit, in a swift raid, conducted without casualties, and now the former dictator of Iraq will face the justice he denied to millions. The capture of this man was crucial to the rise of a free Iraq. It marks the end of the road for him, and for all who bullied and killed in his name. For the Baathist holdouts largely responsible for the current violence, there will be no return...
  • STUNNED ARAB MEDIA REPORT SADDAM'S ARREST, WHILE PALESTINIANS TRY TO AVOID THE NEWS

    12/14/2003 9:39:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 89 replies · 792+ views
    IMRA ^ | 12-13-03 | Michael Widlanski
    STUNNED ARAB MEDIA REPORT SADDAM'S ARREST, WHILE PALESTINIANS TRY TO AVOID THE NEWS By Michael Widlanski Jerusalem 14 December 2003 1:30 PM Arab language media reacted quickly, though sometimes in a somewhat stunned fashion, to American reports that U.S. forces had captured former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, touching off celebrations in Baghdad. But the broadcast media of the Palestinian National Authority which has been very friendly to Saddam, tried to ignore the news, treating it as a marginal news item attributed to rumors linked to a scheduled American press conference in Iraq "An American military spokesman said there would be...
  • Caption this: Billionaire Tyrant captured posing as homeless man in RatHole

    12/14/2003 10:11:49 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 140 replies · 1,116+ views
    FR/AP ^ | December 14, 2003
    Billionaire Tyrant captured posing as homeless man in RatHole
  • Saddam 'moved from Iraq'

    12/14/2003 9:58:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 260 replies · 605+ views
    Australia News ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | AFP
    SADDAM Hussein was no longer in Iraq, the US television network CBS reported today, citing unidentified military sources. A CBS News correspondent in Saddam's northern Iraq hometown of Tikrit, near where Saddam was captured yesterday, said he had learned from military sources that the former Iraqi president was no longer in the country. US Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, the top US military commander in Iraq, said in Baghdad that Saddam "is currently under coalition custody and at an undisclosed location".
  • Texans overjoyed with news of Saddam's capture

    12/14/2003 9:55:39 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 14 replies · 341+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 14, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Texans overjoyed with news of Saddam's capture11:37 AM CST on Sunday, December 14, 2003Associated Press DALLAS - Texans greeted the news of Saddam Hussein's capture with surprise and joy on Sunday, applauding the president and the Texas-based soldiers from Fort Hood that nabbed the elusive former dictator. "I'm not a Republican, you know, but I would applaud George Bush for going out of his way to make sure the country can feel more safe," said Dewayne Bryant, a front-desk clerk at Fairfield Inn in Dallas. Special Forces and some 600 troops from the 4th Infantry Division captured Saddam in a...
  • U.S. commander: Tip led to Saddam capture

    12/14/2003 9:41:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 34 replies · 353+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | ALEKSANDAR VASOVIC
    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Saddam Hussein was captured based on information from a member of a family "close to him," Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno said Sunday. Odierno, the commander of the 4th Infantry Division that captured Saddam, said over the last 10 days soldiers have questioned "five to 10 members" of families "close to Saddam." "Finally we got the ultimate information from one of these individuals," he said. About 600 soldiers under his command conducted the raid Saturday night in a farm near the village of Adwar, finding Saddam in a hole covered by Styrofoam and a carpet beside a...
  • Lieberman: Dean Would Have Kept Saddam in Power

    12/14/2003 9:48:20 AM PST · by kattracks · 121 replies · 421+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/14/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Hours after news broke of Saddam Hussein's capture, Democratic presidential hopeful Joseph Lieberman slammed his party's front-runner Howard Dean as a defacto ally of the Iraqi dictator because of his long term opposition to the war. "If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison,” Lieberman told NBC's "Meet the Press." "I always felt he was ticking time bomb,” the Connecticut Democrat explained. While Dean has said in recent days that he was not sure whether Hussein should stand trial for war crimes, Lieberman told "Meet the Press," "This evil man has to...
  • Saddam's capture may aid bin Laden search

    12/14/2003 9:57:27 AM PST · by demlosers · 15 replies · 235+ views
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2003 | Paul Haven
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials hailed the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, saying Sunday the arrest might blunt the growing insurgency here. They also speculated Saddam's capture after seven months on the run could make it easier to catch the world's other top fugitive - al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden. "This is obviously good news for the people of Iraq who suffered for so long under Saddam's tyrannical regime and it is a warning to all the other outlaws who are at large like bin Laden, (Taliban chief) Mullah Omar and (renegade warlord) Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who hopefully sooner...
  • Saddam's capture: Early analysis (Al Jazeera)

    12/14/2003 7:08:22 AM PST · by sandlady · 44 replies · 227+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 14, 2003
    Leading analysts and political commentators agree the capture of Saddam Hussein represents a coup for the US but questions remain about its repercussions. Mustafa Alani, analyst at Royal United Services Institute in London: "There will be a reduction in operations sponsored by former regime loyalists, but this is not the full story because they are not the only group involved. It won't affect those by Iraqi or Arab mujahidin and might increase them because those who did not want to be branded as supporters of Saddam might now join a resistance with a more nationalist dimension. For the Americans, after...
  • New tribunal might be option for Saddam

    12/14/2003 7:07:12 AM PST · by kattracks · 32 replies · 211+ views
    AP | 12/14/03 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — U.S. officials said they still haven't decided what to do with Saddam Hussein now that he's been captured, but one option is putting him before a special tribunal established just days ago. A member of Iraq's Governing Council said Saddam would face public trial. Iraq's interim government established a special tribunal Wednesday to try top members of Saddam's government for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. At the time, they said Saddam could be tried in absentia. Lt. Gen. Richardo Sanchez said at a news conference Sunday that the U.S.-led coalition was still deciding what...
  • Bush sees "great day" with Saddam's capture

    12/14/2003 6:38:24 AM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 294+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 12/14/03
    US President George W. Bush views Saddam Hussein's capture as a major victory, a senior aide said, but the White House refused to predict an end to deadly attacks on US troops in Iraq. Bush first got word of the raid that netted the ousted dictator from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who telephoned the president Saturday at the Camp David retreat in nearby Maryland's Catoctin mountains, a senior aide said. At 5 am (1000 GMT) on Sunday, White House national security adviser Condoleezza Rice gave him "final confirmation" that the man captured was in fact Saddam Hussein, the aide said...
  • PHOTOS OF A SPIDER HOLE!

    12/14/2003 8:49:26 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies · 365+ views
    Google "Spider Hole" Search
    Photos below are for comparison purposes only: they are not the spider hole(s) Saddam was found in. But one can see how the name is derived. First we see a REAL SPIDER's "hole", a trapdoor used for hiding. Next we see a military "spider hole" with a trapdoor for a person to hide in.
  • Chiraq "delighted" at Saddam's arrest

    12/14/2003 6:09:02 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 59 replies · 216+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun December 14, 2003 07:55 AM ET | Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac says he is delighted at the arrest of Saddam Hussein by U.S.-led forces in Iraq and believes it will clear the way for Iraqis to rule Iraq. "The president is delighted at the arrest of Saddam Hussein. This is a major event which should strongly contribute to the democratisation and the stabilisation of Iraq and allow the Iraqis to once more be masters of their destiny in a sovereign Iraq," Chirac said in remarks transmitted by telephone by his spokeswoman Catherine Colonna. Chirac strongly opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the issue...
  • Arabs Have Mixed Emotions About Saddam Capture

    12/14/2003 7:32:49 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 42 replies · 246+ views
    news.myway.com ^ | Dec 14, 9:10 AM (ET) | By Edmund Blair
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Arabs greeted the capture of Saddam Hussein with divided emotions Sunday, welcoming the arrest of a dictator yet tinged with regret that a symbol of Arab defiance against the United States was behind bars.Some feared Saddam's capture would boost President Bush, who many Arabs believe has waged a campaign against them and other Muslims after the September 11 attacks. But others said the fight against U.S. occupation would go on."It is happy news but we wish it were the Iraqi people who had captured him, not U.S. troops, because this will give Bush a boost in the...
  • Wall Street to Rally on Saddam's Capture

    12/14/2003 7:47:41 AM PST · by jern · 6 replies · 174+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 14, 2003 | Bill Rigby and William Kemble-Diaz
    Wall Street to Rally on Saddam's Capture 41 minutes ago Add Business - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Bill Rigby and William Kemble-Diaz NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks look ready to rally when the market opens on Monday after the capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). In fact, analysts believe Saddam's capture will give a general boost to equities around the globe, as well as to the U.S. dollar and U.S. Treasuries. "It's broadly positive for equity markets," said Hilary Cook, director of investment strategy at Barclays Stockbrokers. "Concerns over the situation in Iraq (news...
  • Wesley Clark calls for transparant trial of Saddam

    12/14/2003 7:50:45 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 56 replies · 603+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/03 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    The retired general and former NATO (news - web sites) commander said Saddam's capture was welcome news that could have an impact on the anti-coalition insurgency in Iraq (news - web sites). "I hope this will see a diminishing in the violence against American soldiers in Iraq," he told reporters as he arrived in the Netherlands. Clark did not say who should try Saddam, but said the trial should be conducted with "the highest legal standards. There can be absolutely no doubt about the rights of the accused." The case "needs to be as public as possible and the...
  • AP: Baghdadis Celebrate Saddam's Capture

    12/14/2003 8:49:42 AM PST · by jern · 20 replies · 258+ views
    AP via NY Post ^ | Dec 14, 2003 | DAFNA LINZER
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Celebratory gunfire rang out across the Iraqi capital, radios played festive music, drivers honked their horns and passengers on buses and trucks chanted "They got Saddam, they got Saddam," as word of the former dictator's capture spread from car to car and shop to shop on a sun-filled Sunday afternoon.</p>