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  • Libya: Gaddafi 'running out of commanders'

    07/18/2011 9:38:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/17/2011 | Ruth Sherlock in Yefren
    A Libyan colonel that defected to the rebel side last month has said that the regime has had to use soldiers from its elite special forces to command popular militias after suffering months of desertions. The officer escaped from a government town in the plains below the country's Western Mountains. Lying only 60 miles from Tripoli, the rebels have launched repeated offensives in the effort to reach the capital. Leaders of the elite fighting force belonging to Gaddafi's son Khamis had left their brigades to fight elsewhere and came to man this front line reported the Colonel. "The leaders are...
  • Russian Arms Help Chavez Launch Guerrilla Warfare Against USA

    06/26/2007 10:43:02 AM PDT · by Fennie · 30 replies · 1,163+ views
    The Intelligence Daily ^ | June 26, 2007
    Venezuelian President Hugo Chavez has urged soldiers to prepare for a guerrilla-style war against the United States. He said the US government is using psychological and economic warfare as part of an unconventional campaign aimed at derailing his government. US officials reject claims that Washington is considering a military attack. But the US government has expressed concern over what it perceives as a significant arms built-up here, irishexaminer.com reports. Under Chavez, Venezuela has recently purchased some $3 billion worth of arms from Russia, including 53 military helicopters, 100.000 Kalashnikov rifles, 24 SU-30 Sukhoi fighter jets...
  • Washington monument for a "damned old fox"

    02/13/2006 4:10:22 PM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 25 replies · 1,654+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    According to an email received by McCabe from the office of U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), the Marion monument project has already received the blessings of U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), as well as Congressmen Henry Brown (R–S.C.), Gresham Barrett (R–S.C.), Bob Inglis (R–S.C.), John Spratt (D–S.C.), James Clyburn (D–S.C.), and Wilson. The next step is the actual bill, which McCabe believes, will be introduced in Congress over the coming weeks.
  • The Saddam-Al Qaeda Connection: The pre-war link between Saddam and Al Qaeda had to be addressed

    01/16/2006 4:30:55 AM PST · by VirginiaMil · 18 replies · 1,308+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Opponents of the war say the only Al Qaeda elements in Iraq prior to the U.S. invasion were those in Kurdish areas not controlled by Saddam. This simply is not so, but for the sake of argument, let’s say it is. And if so, would not the U.S. – as a critical front in the global war on terror – have to invade those areas to shut down the Al Qaeda cells? Of course. And that in itself would have been a far more dangerous “limited war” with Iraq involving a direct ground confrontation with Saddam’s army anyway.
  • “The Right Sort of Men” (Iraqis taking charge of their country)

    12/05/2005 10:19:04 AM PST · by Moonraker · 19 replies · 1,139+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 5, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    As in bombing campaigns launched prior to previous elections in that country, the insurgents have failed to break the will of the Iraqi people. And U.S. officials on the ground have been telling me that the Iraqi people are becoming as disturbed by attacks on American forces, as they are on their own. "They're fed up with it," says Col. Cloy. And for reasons as simple as the fact that Iraqi civilians have come to know and befriend many of the young American soldiers and Marines who patrol their villages and neighborhoods.
  • Purple-Ink & Other Under-covered Successes

    10/31/2005 6:45:22 AM PST · by VirginiaMil · 8 replies · 701+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    But the true story of Iraq is far different than what some would have the American public believe. It is story of enormous sacrifice, commitment, political, and military success, and a desire for freedom on the part of the Iraqi people that in many ways parallels our own War of Independence, 230 years ago. What about America’s military successes and victories in Iraq? They are in many ways, immeasurable: A reality of the overall global war on terror. What is known is that the war — in Iraq and elsewhere — is being waged and won by the U.S. and...
  • Che 'The Guerrilla' on PBS

    08/22/2005 9:55:23 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 31 replies · 1,398+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 22, 2005 | Humberto Fontova
    Did you catch Eric Burdon on the PBS special "My Generation: The 60's Experience" recently? Eric was "100 pounds of hipness in a ten-pound bag," as Dave Barry used to say. His Che Guevara shirt shamed both Carlos Santana's and Johnny Depp's. This was no measly t-shirt, either; it was a collared shirt, very elegant, with a HUGE image of the gallant Che's face on both front and back. My family rushed into the den when I exploded – not in rage – but in mirth. "WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE!" Eric was singing. "EXACTLY, Eric!" I roared "You...
  • Terrorist Television

    07/23/2005 7:49:06 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 630+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2005 | Editorial Leader
    Media: As Telesur, Hugo Chavez's new South American TV network, goes on the air, it's billed as a pan-American alternative to CNN. Knowing Chavez, sensible minds fear a propaganda machine. It's much worse. Ahead of its first broadcast Sunday, Telesur released a ghastly news trailer featuring one of the hemisphere's grimmest narco terrorists, Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda. This professional killer leads the 13,000-strong FARC Marxist guerrillas who have terrorized Colombia for 40 years. As Sureshot preened before Telesur cameras, Telesur officials justified their free publicity for him as newsworthiness. "Do they think Sureshot doesn't exist?" said Director-General Aram Aharonian, a Uruguayan...
  • Cajuns Seek Remains Of Guerrilla Leader (Beausoleil)

    06/02/2005 10:43:14 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 843+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | ^-1-2005 | Cain Burdeau
    Cajuns Seek Remains of Guerrilla Leader By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer Wed Jun 1,12:42 PM ET NEW ORLEANS - For Louisiana's Cajuns, Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil was their Che Guevara, their Thomas Jefferson, their Moses. But the gravesite of the 18th-century guerrilla fighter has long been a mystery. Now, historians and archaeologists — some of them descendants of the Acadian leader — are hoping to find his bones. The search is part of an Acadian renaissance movement that has sprung up since the 1960s to honor the music, art, language and customs of Louisiana's Cajun people, the Acadians' direct...
  • The Chavez regime spends over USD 2 billion in military equipment...

    02/22/2005 4:28:07 PM PST · by alekboyd · 4 replies · 305+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 22.02.05 | Ernesto Ecarri
    The Venezuelan government plans to buy military equipment for USD 2 billion. The exact amount is still unknown, but negotiations are ongoing. The Venezuelan state will pay USD 400 million for 100,000, model AK-103 and AK-104 Russian rifles, according to the Spanish firm Análisis e inteligencia.com. A similar amount will involve the purchase of 33 choppers. During a visit to Venezuela last November 2004, representatives of Russian exporter Rosoboronexport explained that in 2005, a total of 20 choppers, model MI17B5 and 13, model MI35M (10 assault aircrafts and 3 logistic planes) would be delivered.
  • What you will not be hearing Bush say tonight. (Aw, trollie, won't see him no more).

    02/02/2005 9:48:04 AM PST · by digdugfud · 157 replies · 14,934+ views
    The coming economic crisis. Unemployment. Health care for the poor. The almost 1,500 dead soldiers. The almost 100,000 dead Iraqis. Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher. The Christian Conservative takeover of our nation. The missing 9 billion. The missing weapons of mass destruction. The impending invasion of Iran, and Syria. The total failure to protect us on 9-11.
  • Guerrilla Nation (Hugo Chavez's Ongoing Support Of Terrorism )

    01/26/2005 1:33:57 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 690+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 31, 2005
    The arrest of FARC terrorist Ricardo Granda sheds new light on Hugo Chavez's ongoing support of terrorism.Caracas SIMON TRINIDAD is the nom de guerre of Ricardo Palmera, a high-ranking terrorist of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), the deadliest and largest terrorist organization in the world. Thanks to Colombia's president, Alvaro Uribe, Trinidad was extradited to the United States last month. He now awaits trial for a lengthy list of crimes involving the recent kidnapping and murder of American citizens in Colombia. Trinidad's capture was a victory in the fight against global terror (see Note, below), but it is...
  • A positive outlook of Venezuela's future

    01/23/2005 9:17:45 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 191+ views
    VCrisis ^ | Jan. 23, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    A positive outlook of Venezuela's future By Aleksander Boyd London 22.01.05 | Wheels are in motion, cat’s out and shit has hit the fan big time. The stench, emanating from Caracas, can be felt here, in my London W1 cushy pad. A series of seemingly disconnected events have thrust unprecedented levels of criticism upon the Venezuelan ‘president’, which added to the evidence surfaced in each of the instances leave no room for doubt or confusion with respect to the credentials of Hugo Chavez. Allow me to enumerate them: 1) Rodrigo Granda, wanted FARC terrorist, is captured in the streets of...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Venezuela's Grand(a) Colombian Theater

    01/12/2005 5:58:14 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 244+ views
    Tal Cual, via The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 12, 2005 | Teodoro Petkoff, translated by Miguel Octavio
    We are going to let go for a while the Anderson case to occupy ourselves with the other political scandal, the one of Granda, the affable "chancellor" of the FARC. This appears to have the façade of pure theater, by both sides. Granda was detained here, by Venezuelan police, and handed over to the Colombian police.... Our hypothesis is that for some reason that this very opaque government will never make public, the presence of the guerrilla chief got uncomfortable for the executive and, in the framework of the new relationship that has developed between Chávez and Uribe ("I swear...
  • PDVSA: From suspected black box to virtual black hole

    11/17/2004 10:06:54 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 297+ views
    The Devil's Excrement ^ | Nov. 17, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Today, there are rumors that the President of PDVSA Ali Rodriguez will be removed from the post and appointed as Minister of Foreign Relations. While this is being denied by the Foreign Minister “por ahora”, the rumors appear to be true. Coincidentally I was going to talk about Rodriguez in the context of an excellent article about him in Descifrado by Mery Mogollon, entitled “Ali is naked” which I was going to comment on, adding my own information. To understand what Mogollon is saying, it is important to place yourself in the proper context. Rodriguez, “Commander Faust” when he was...
  • Colombia's tribes battle to survive

    10/22/2004 1:10:20 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 22, 2004 | Gary Marx
    Standing above a riverbank in the majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, six Arhuaco Indians bowed their heads as tribal leaders chastised them for joining Colombia's Marxist guerrillas. But the event also marked the first time that members of the Arhuaco tribe had abandoned the rebels and rejoined their tight-knit community. The days-long ceremony offered a glimmer of hope for the Arhuacos and other indigenous groups struggling to survive amid Colombia's brutal civil war. "I have my kids. I have my wife," said Roger, 27, one of the six former rebels. "I understand that this is the road that I...
  • How to Lose a Guerrilla War: Lessons Learned from German Anti-Partisan Tactics in Russia

    06/09/2004 11:55:07 AM PDT · by 2banana · 4 replies · 153+ views
    Europa Books ^ | June 9, 2004 | Antonio Munoz
    All, If you have some time, this article and commentary is worth it. Mr. Antonio Munoz is a noted and prolific historian and book writer of units and battles of the Eastern Front of WWII. He is also the president of Europa Books. I have read many of his books and they are top notch and totally historical (ie - this is not a neo-nazi web site). Anyways, Mr. Antonio Munoz wrote an article (bottom of the page at http://www.axiseuropa.com/about.php) that in a very round about way compares Nazi tactics of the Eastern Front to American policies in Iraq. Take...
  • America Strikes Back As Warplanes Bomb Guerrilla Hideouts

    11/08/2003 5:25:53 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 193+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-9-2003 | Colin Freeman
    America strikes back as warplanes bomb guerrilla hideouts By Colin Freeman in Baghdad (Filed: 09/11/2003) American warplanes bombed suspected Iraqi guerrilla hideouts in their first air attack since President George W Bush declared major combat over in May, as a senior US official said the situation inside Iraq was now "pretty close to war". The sharp escalation of the American military campaign against the growing Iraqi insurgency came in swift response to the death of six soldiers killed when a Black Hawk helicopter was shot down on Friday. It was the third helicopter brought down within three weeks. F-16 fighter-bombers...
  • Saddam's Guerrillas

    07/20/2003 8:30:51 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 11 replies · 442+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/20/03 | William Saffire
    WASHINGTON-- Saddam Hussein is waging "a classical guerrilla-type campaign," says Gen. John Abizaid, the new head of the U.S. Central Command, which is "getting more organized" every day. What can the deposed dictator hope to accomplish? How can he, with a ragtag force of Baathist criminals and imported killers with nothing to lose, possibly defeat 170,000 occupying troops? Saddam outfoxed one President Bush and intends to outfox and outlast another. Facing the likelihood that his army would disintegrate under direct assault, he probably decided that the mother of all battles against a democracy is a war of attrition. We may...
  • U.S. General Says Iraq Has Become a Guerrilla War (self-admitted quagmire???)

    07/16/2003 5:47:13 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 41 replies · 241+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 16, 2003 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. troops are facing a classic guerrilla war in Iraq (news - web sites) spearheaded by Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) loyalists, and American forces need to adapt their tactics to crush this increasingly organized resistance, the head of the U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday. This contrasted with an assessment given by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on June 30 that it was not "anything like a guerrilla war or an organized resistance." But Central Command chief Gen. John Abizaid, who commands U.S. forces in Iraq, said a guerrilla war is exactly what U.S. troops are...
  • Columnist Joseph Farah: "How We Blew It in Iraq"

    07/11/2003 8:41:04 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 202+ views
    WND.com ^ | 07-11-03 | Farah, Joseph
    How we blew it in Iraq Posted: July 11, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Most of the attacks on U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq since "the end of hostilities" have come mainly from remnants of Saddam Hussein's military forces, which have shed their uniforms and faded into the civilian populace. This would not have happened if the U.S. had properly prepared for the invasion of Iraq by ensuring it had sufficient military police and rear-guard forces to incarcerate Iraqi prisoners – many thousands of whom had to be released rather than held and properly interrogated. Not only did...
  • Tamil Tiger guerrillas take to cricket, win first match

    04/05/2003 6:04:09 PM PST · by miltonim · 1 replies · 241+ views
    newindpress ^ | April 6, 2003 | AP
    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger separatist rebels -- taking advantage of their cease-fire with the Sri Lankan government -- have taken to the game of cricket, winning their first match in a grand style, a news report said. A team of former guerrillas from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) scored 250 runs in the allotted 20 overs, or 12.5 runs an over, and bowled out their opponents, a local team, for 14 runs, the Tamil Guardian newspaper reported in its latest edition, received in Colombo on Wednesday. The newspaper called it a friendly match, meaning it was not...
  • Chavez in Venezuela receives support from groups in Cuba, Colombia, Lebanon and Libya

    05/16/2002 8:19:44 AM PDT · by j_accuse · 9 replies · 482+ views
    gacv · Grupo AntiChavez de Venezuela ^ | 12 May 2002 | Gen. (R) Rafael Ángel Montero Revette
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gacv/message/1916 Enviado: Domingo 12 de Mayo de 2002 08:54 PM Asunto: Fwd: Esta circulando, NO LO DETENGAS, dejalo circular ..... > >Subject: Esta circulando, NO LO DETENGAS, dejalo circular ..... > >Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 14:13:08 -0400 > > > > > > > > > > > >Esta circulando, NO LO DETENGAS, dejalo circular > > > > Esto me llegó hoy, por favor, traten de hacerlo circular a todo > > > >el que puedan. > > > > Ahora sí la cosa se está poniendo bien fea... > > > > Dada la gravedad de este...
  • US forces braced for long guerrilla fight in mountains

    03/17/2002 5:02:10 AM PST · by CrossCheck · 8 replies · 271+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | March 17, 2002 | ASKOLD KRUSHELNYCKY
    THE B-52s cruised in pairs high over the Afghan mountains yesterday, apparently unconnected from the destruction their bombs would periodically unleash on the valleys and mountainsides below. Not far from the detonations squads of American and Canadian troops scoured the area, slowly coming to the inevitable conclusion: the Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters were long gone. For nearly two weeks American aircraft pounded suspected al-Qaeda bases near the Afghan city of Gardez and around 2,000 American troops launched their biggest ground assault since the war in Afghanistan began last October. The offensive, codenamed Operation Anaconda, began on March 2 and involved...