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    05/01/2011 11:48:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Stop Shouting! ^ | April 28, 2011
    The "Post-it" Note campaign is going viral! Facebook Campaign Sticky Campaign Goes Viral Disrupt the Narrative Part of the charade employed by the existing Regime is to continue to make people believe that they are alone in their dissent and/or dissatisfaction with the ruling class. They need to isolate you and make you feel YOU are the outlier. A recent example is the derision lobbed at those who questioned Obama's background and credentials. This has been written about extensively in various professional military training manuals. It has also been the subject of many papers, dissecting the evolution of an underground...
  • The Rules of War Can't Protect Al Qaeda

    12/31/2001 11:56:44 AM PST · by Croooow · 9 replies · 239+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/31/01 | Ruth Wedgwood
    The Rules of War Can't Protect Al Qaeda By RUTH WEDGWOOD NEW HAVEN — It makes no sense to win a trial but lose the war. With this in mind, a majority of the American public favors giving President Bush the option to use military tribunals against the Qaeda terror network. The tribunals are designed to permit a "full and fair trial" of war crimes without compromising our ability to track the network's future plans. Al Qaeda's skill at countersurveillance has made plain the need to protect sensitive intelligence sources at trial. But some international-law scholars suggest that President Bush's ...
  • Colombian Football Team 'Killed' [Bodies Dumped In Venezuelan Border]

    10/24/2009 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 1,427+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 24th 2009
    Colombian Football Team 'Killed' By Will Grant BBC News, Caracas At least 10 bodies - believed to be those of a kidnapped Colombian football team - have been found across the border in Venezuela. The bodies, with multiple gunshot wounds, were found in Tachira. One of the team is reported to have survived. State authorities say they suspect a left-wing Colombian guerrilla group, the ELN, is to blame for the deaths. The team, kidnapped two weeks ago, was known as Los Maniceros or Peanut Men, as they sold nuts along the border. The Venezuelan authorities say they are still investigating...
  • U.S. could intervene as Chavez prepares for war on Colombia

    03/03/2008 3:34:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies · 694+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 2, 2008 | William Lowther
    Venezuela threatened to declare war on neighbouring Colombia last night, raising the prospect of the U.S. being drawn into conflict in South America. Venezuela's Left-wing president Hugo Chavez ordered ten tank battalions to the Colombian border and put war-planes under emergency stand-by. The tension follows Colombia's decision to send its army to strike against anti-government guerrillas hiding in the jungles of Ecuador. The surprise attack - launched without Ecuador's permission - killed Raul Reyes, a top commander in the Left-wing Colombian rebel group Farc, and about 16 of his men. President Chavez yesterday closed the Colombian embassy in Caracas, warning...
  • Israelis shoot 2 Hezbollah guerrillas

    08/21/2006 10:43:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,013+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/21/06 | AP
    JERUSALEM - Israeli troops on Monday in southern Lebanon shot two Hezbollah guerrillas during a clash in southern Lebanon, the army said. The army said the soldiers opened fire after guerrillas approached the force in a "threatening manner." It identified hitting two of the three militants in the group. The clash underscored the fragility of a week-old truce that ended 34 days of fighting. Israel is keeping troops in southern Lebanon until Lebanese troops and U.N. peacekeepers take up positions.
  • Israel Says It Has Captured Guerrillas (Baalbek)

    08/01/2006 8:26:51 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 1,837+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-2-2006 | Hussein Dakroub
    Israel Says It Has Captured Guerrillas Wednesday August 2, 2006 4:01 AM By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israel poured up to 10,000 armored troops into south Lebanon Tuesday, and separately dropped helicopter-borne commandos deep into the eastern Bekaa Valley where they raided a Hezbollah-run hospital and fought pitched battles with guerrillas, in a major escalation of the three-week-old war. After the raid on the ancient city of Baalbek ended, the Israeli military said it had captured some guerrillas and hit others. The military statement said all its soldiers returned unharmed to their base, but gave...
  • Iranian Volunteers Set Off For Lebanon

    07/27/2006 9:59:32 PM PDT · by gleeaikin · 36 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Examiner , Washington ^ | July 27, 2006 | Examiner wires
    Tehran, Iran--Surrounded by yellow Hezbollah flags, more than 60 Iranian volunteers set off Wednesday to join what they called a holy war against Israeli forces in Lebanon. The group--ranging from teenagers to grandfathers--plans to join about 200 other volunteers on the way to the Turkish border, which they hope to cross Thursday. They plan to reach Lebanon via Syria over the weekend. Iran says it will not send regular forces to aid Hezbollah, but apparently it will not attempt to stop volunteer guerrillas. Iran and Syria are Hezbollah's main sponsors. Organizers said the volunteers were not carrying weapons, and it...
  • Colombian guerrillas kidnap 5 environmentalists

    07/23/2006 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 612+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 23 July 2006 | Staff
    Bogota, Jul 23 (EFE).- Five members of Conservation International and a cameraman working for the environmental organization were kidnapped in northern Colombia by suspected members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrilla group, Colombian media reported. The group was caught by surprise by ELN fighters in the hamlet of La Paz, which is close to Sincelejo, the capital of Cesar province, some 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) from Bogota, according to radio and television reports. The environmentalists had left Sincelejo last week and were working on a project to protect sections of the Serrania del Perija, a mountain range rich...
  • In Colombia, peace proves elusive

    07/22/2006 12:04:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 311+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 22, 2006 | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
    BOGOTÁ -- The beheading of more than a dozen woodcutters last week was the latest of several recent attacks by Colombia's leftist guerrillas to exploit the power vacuum left by the demobilization of 32,000 right-wing militiamen -- and a signal that peace will not come easily to besieged rural areas. The bloodshed at Riosucio bore the hallmarks of the four-decades -long war waged by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in neglected regions lacking state services or security. Giovanny Ramírez was chopping wood in the mountains of northwestern Colombia last week when a group of rebels emerged from...
  • Vladimir Villegas: Chávez’s Chess Piece in Mexico

    11/19/2005 12:04:45 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 971+ views
    El Universal (Mexico), translated by VCrisis ^ | Nov. 19, 2005 | Raúl Tortolero
    The Embassy of Venezuela in Mexico has been shown, by very different sectors in that country and in Mexico, to be an instrument of the ideological propaganda and political expansion of the personal interests of Hugo Chávez. Observations of interventionism include giving electoral support to the PRD [Democratic Revolutionary Party of Mexico], even "espionage," as well as a presumed importation of high caliber weapons and contacts with the FARC, ETA and Al Qaeda. Mexico City | Tuesday, 15 November 2005 | Vladimir Villegas is a person of Euro-African heritage showing a good sense of humor and charisma. Tall, robust, sporting...
  • Hundreds of Muslim rebels abandon two camps amid army offensive against Abu Sayyaf

    07/24/2005 8:24:40 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 902+ views ^ | 07/24 | ap
    MANILA (AP) - About 500 Muslim rebels have withdrawn from two Mindanao strongholds to let government forces launch an offensive against another Muslim group -- the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf, a rebel spokesman said Sunday. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas, nearly 300 of whom were armed, withdrew from Talayan and Guindolongan Thursday to allow the jungle offensive to go ahead and avoid accidental clashes with government troops, rebel spokesman Eid Kabalu said. The guerrillas plan to return to their camps Monday unless the military asks for an extension, Kabalu said.
  • Senior Taliban official: Afghan freeze curtails operations of guerrillas (global cooling update?)

    02/20/2005 5:35:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 498+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/20/05
    Afghan freeze curtails operations of guerrillas, senior Taliban official says Sunday February 20, 6:19 PM Taliban attacks on American and Afghan troops have eased only because of harsh winter weather and will intensify with the thaw, a senior rebel leader said Sunday, even as a group of former Taliban embraced a U.S.-backed reconciliation drive. "Bad weather is the reason for the reduction in attacks. We will step up attacks as the weather changes," Mullah Obaidullah Akhund told The Associated Press. "The Taliban movement is active under the leadership of Mullah Mohammad Omar. And Taliban will fight till the last Talib...
  • Ex-Leader's Daughter Mourned in Paraguay

    02/18/2005 9:22:27 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 725+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 18, 2005 | PEDRO SERVIN
    ASUNCION, Paraguay - Thousands of Paraguayans chanting "Justice! Justice!" crowded a cemetery Friday to say farewell to former President Raul Cubas's daughter, who was found dead this week after being kidnapped five months ago. AP Photo Reuters Slideshow: Daughter of Former Paraguayan President Found Dead Hundreds more lined streets of the capital, reaching out to touch the hearse carrying the body of Cecilia Cubas. Police on motorcycles led the funeral cortege. Her father, president from August 1998 to March 1999, was driven from power by deadly street riots and turmoil set off by the assassination of his vice president.
  • Minister admits to Guerrilla "Globalization"

    02/16/2005 5:47:46 PM PST · by marron · 8 replies · 584+ views
    Bogotá. The supposed assistance given by Colombian guerrillas to the kidnappers of the daughter of the Paraguayan ex-president is further proof of the international tentacles of the rebels who finance themselves through criminal activities, said Colombia’s Minister of Defense, Jorge Alberto Uribe. "This only confirms the fact that Colombian narcoterrorist groups are not merely Colombians, they have roots and presence in every country", warned Uribe, who was visiting Holland, according to AP. "I was just with the people at Europol – the European police- and I saw four or five cases which involved people from these groups, especially" from the...
  • War possible in the next few years

    01/25/2005 11:11:54 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 1,551+ views
    Firmas Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2005 | Carlos Alberto Montaner
    Latin American war could possibly break out in the next few years. Unlike what happened in the 20th century when all confrontations were caused by border disputes, this time the war could be a bloody, multinational conflict triggered by ideological reasons. All symptoms indicate that behind that likely disaster will be the irresponsible behavior of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, a quixotic firebrand who is intent in reconstructing the continent according to his revolutionary fantasies. .... Venezuela has replaced Cuba as the headquarters of the violent left. A few weeks ago, a former Peruvian Army officer, Antauro Humala, after proclaiming himself...
  • Damaging evidence of FARC - Venezuela's Chavez link

    01/23/2005 9:12:23 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 12 replies · 765+ views
    VCrisis ^ | Jan. 23, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 23.01.05 | Yesterday morning I listened to what appears to be a VHF communication, although it has been reported as a telephone conversation, between FARC leaders Juan Santrich and Jorge Tivieras. Radio Caracol of Colombia reports that Tivieras is thought to be the international liaison chief of a guerrilla front with seat in Caracas, Venezuela's capital. Tivieras gives account to Santrich about 41 credentials that he has obtained for an equal number of guerrilla members to assist and participate in the officialy sponsored Bolivarian congress held in Caracas on December 6-9 2004. Furthermore Tivieras states that he is in...
  • Che Guevara Emblem of Hemispheric Terrorism

    01/22/2005 11:53:16 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 293+ views
    Babalu Blog ^ | Jan. 22, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Che Guevara is more than just a sleazy tee shirt on an aging leftwinger's food-dribbled chest. Che Guevara is a live emblem of hemispheric terror, kidnapping and murder. And not just in the 1960s but happening right now. Today! The news, still in only Spanish, has just come out this afternoon. Colombia's government just released a tape proving, without a shadow of a doubt, that filthy Marxist narcoterrorist FARC and ELN guerrillas are operating a string of working terrorist camps inside Venezuela. And not just inside Venezuela in the way we thought they were, as Hugo Chavez-hosted recreational guerrilla spas,...
  • Venezuela's Chavez at a crossroads: Will he blink or charge ahead?

    01/22/2005 10:57:30 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 633+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 23, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    ... Zeta's Editor Rafael Poleo says that Chavez’ main problem ... may be that he has so many crises burning simultaneously, that he has no time to worry about ... running the state. Poleo is right and he is wrong. He is right because even if Chavez is really the night owl that he is supposed ... it will be hard for him to juggle all ... he is trying to handle today. He has conflicts about land interventions, company confiscations, the image of hero Danilo Anderson being destroyed, and now the Granda affair. But Poleo is also wrong because...
  • Intelligence report reveals Venezuelan frontier overrun by ELN, FARC and ELP guerrillas

    01/22/2005 5:35:25 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 626+ views
    Venezuela Today ^ | Jan. 22, 2005 | Editor
    Should Chávez Be on the List Of Terrorism Sponsors? Recording reveals 100 FARC guerillas in Caracas for Chávez event. DISIP (Intelligence) report reveals Venezuelan frontier overrun by ELN, FARC and ELP guerrillas.
  • Breaking News: Colombian-supplied tape reveals up to 100 FARC guerrillas at event in Caracas

    01/22/2005 3:14:44 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 385+ views
    A dialogue between two important members of the FARC (Colombian revolutionary Armed Forces), appears to be among the evidence submitted by the Colombian authorities to the Venezuelan Government according to Colombia’s Radio Caracol. Here is the translation of the only written report I have seen on the issue, which suggests that more than one hundred members of the FARC guerillas were in Caracas in early December for the II People’s Bolivarian Congress, financed and organized by the Chavez Government.. I had talked to two reporters who had mentioned this to me, but said they could not talk about it and...
  • Colombia/Venezuela Rift: It's not because of Granda

    01/20/2005 6:54:43 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 602+ views
    El Tiempo (Colombia), via The Devil's Excrement ^ | Jan. 20, 2005 | Fernando Londoño Hoyos, translated by Miguel Octavio
    "The Government had to choose between war and shame. They chose shame. They will get war too." -Churchill The grotesque Granda case would seem to be the cause of our problem with Venezuela in the same way that the war of independence would have been due to the insolence with which the chapeton refused to lend the flower vase to the party to honor Antonio Villavicencio. ... From the Ministry of Interior and Justice we warned that the key to our relationship with Chavez could be found in the Sao Paulo Forum, and in the communist conspiracy that was being...
  • Hugo Chavez: shielder of terrorists

    01/20/2005 9:01:52 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 225+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 20, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Alek Boyd of VCrisis has a fascinating bit of breaking news up about President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia handing over to the Venezuelan government a list of FARC Marxist narcoterrorists. To those of us from afar, it might not look like anything earth-shattering. But it is. President Uribe is one of the most effective terror fighters in the world today, a man with Bush-like and Sharon-like resolve to stomp out some of the world's most savage organized killers. Like them, he's taking a huge risk by doing it. And he's winning big. Over the weekend, it came to light that...
  • Chávez's oil-fueled ego trip may be his own undoing

    01/20/2005 8:30:08 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 785+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Jan. 20, 2005 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Despite new evidence that Venezuela has become a sort of ''Club Med'' for Latin America's violent groups, the Bush administration is unlikely to start its second term taking major steps to isolate leftist-populist President Hugo Chávez. But, eventually, it will probably do so. Judging from what incoming Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the Senate earlier this week and what I have heard in interviews with well-placed current and former U.S. officials, the U.S. strategy will be to wait until Chávez does something really obnoxious in the eyes of the world, which he probably will.
  • Breaking News Venezuela: Chavez breaks with Colombia over FARC affair

    01/16/2005 3:26:11 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 19 replies · 889+ views
    VCrisis ^ | Jan. 15, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 14.01.05 | Hugo Chavez, the greatest pariah ever to govern our nation, has just frozen diplomatic and trade relations with Colombia. The embarrassing thing for us decent Venezuelans is the reason for this breakage, i.e. the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Rodrigo Granda, FARC leader, was captured in Caracas by bounty hunters, when he was attending, as guest of honour, a Bolivarian celebration organized by the government of Venezuela. The Chavez regime then incurred in a series of mishaps, distortions and outright lies to cover its cosy relationship with the terrorist, who happened to have been naturalized in...
  • Venezuela's Jesse did not say the truth, neither did I

    01/13/2005 6:49:02 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 215+ views
    Tal Cual, via The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | Noe Pernia, translated by Miguel Octavio
    Noe Pernia is a reporter for Channel 2 News in Caracas, known as "El Observador". Because of the muzzle Bill he was not able to report correctly the news on the Granda case. He writes this in today's Tal Cual: Jesse did not say the truth, neither did I By Noé Pernía I tried to construct a story, a simple story that would help TV viewers of El Observador understand the labyrinth of the Minister of The Interior and Justice since on Thursday the 6th., the day of the wise men, he replied to the lawyers of Rodrigo Granda in...
  • Peruvian ultra-nationalists reportedly received Venezuelan aid

    01/11/2005 7:56:01 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 461+ views
    El Universal (Venezuela) ^ | Jan, 11, 2005 | Staff
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and his followers allegedly "granted" US$ 100,000 to the Enocacerista Movement, according to an investigation conducted by the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio into the funding of the group managed by Antauro and Ollanta Humala. The newspaper pointed out that "the Peruvian Ministry of the Interior views as reliable the information that states that in 2001 Hugo Chávez had sent to Antaulo Humala Tasso, through a retired army officer, the amount of US$ 100,000 to consolidate the political party." According to intelligence sources, there were not additional deliveries because Humala "did not use properly" the money granted....
  • Venezuela: The tangled web of lies in the kidnapping of FARC's leader Granda

    01/08/2005 2:01:19 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 129+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 8, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    The Government continues tangling itself in lies in the case of the Foreign Minister of Colombian terrorist group FARC. We have gone from ignorance about the possibility that Mr. Granda was in Venezuela or kidnapped in Venezuela to accusations about bounty hunters kidnapping Granda in broad daylight. Of course, he makes no mention of the fact that Colombians may have perpetrated a kidnapping in Caracas in broad daylight and taken Granda all the way to the border without the Chavez Government doing anything about it. How efficient no? Even today, the Government continues to deny that it knew about Granda’s...
  • FARC & Venezuela: arrested leader had dual citizenship

    01/07/2005 2:50:52 AM PST · by alekboyd · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 07.01.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 07.01.05 | Prensa Latina reports today that the lawyer of arrested FARC leader Ricardo Granda informed that Granda had both Colombian and Venezuelan citizenship. Lawyer Miguel Gonzalez expressed that his client is Colombian by birth and Venezuelan by adoption, whatever that means. Furthermore, Gonzalez is quoted saying that Granda did not need entry permits to Venezuela for he resides in that country. Granda's Venezuelan ID number was mentioned by his lawyer as 22.118.142.
  • FARC & Venezuela: arrested leader had dual citizenship

    01/06/2005 6:25:07 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 150+ views ^ | Jan. 6, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 07.01.05 | Prensa Latina reports today that the lawyer of arrested FARC leader Ricardo Granda informed that Granda had both Colombian and Venezuelan citizenship. Lawyer Miguel Gonzalez expressed that his client is Colombian by birth and Venezuelan by adoption, whatever that means. Furthermore, Gonzalez is quoted saying that Granda did not need entry permits to Venezuela for he resides in that country. Granda's Venezuelan ID number was mentioned by his lawyer as 22.118.142. On other news, member of Colombia's Congress Foreign Affairs Commission Jimmy Chamorro declared that the Granda's capture in Caracas is but another proof of the close...
  • What was the FARC leader doing in Venezuela?

    01/06/2005 5:04:38 AM PST · by alekboyd · 7 replies · 568+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 05.01.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 05.01.05 | The answer is, he was a guest of honour of the Bolivarian encounter of intellectuals organized, hosted and sponsored by the administration of Hugo Chavez. That’s right folks; Hugo Chavez cuddles with and invites international terrorists at the taxpayer’s expense, although this is not the first time his criminal and clumsy actions are spoilt by respectable police forces. Just to refresh public memory:
  • Thousands of Mujahidin on the way to Aceh

    01/04/2005 7:46:01 PM PST · by expatguy · 13 replies · 455+ views
    This evening at maghrib prayers throughout Java calls went out for "volunteers" to go to Aceh to provide humanitarian services and "spiritual guidance" for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Volunteers from Solo, Kendal, Bogor, Cirebon, Majalengka, Pekalongan and Yogyakarta have answered the call and are being transported in chartered buses to Jakarta. At least 77 members of (JI) departed Tuesday (4/1/05) from Yogyakarta to Jakarta in two chartered buses. Islamic militancy groups are angry and claiming that Jakarta has refused to allow the charter of private aircraft from Jakarta into Banda Aceh at the request of the Americans...
  • Eating their own in Venezuela: The Chavez Praying Mantis effect strikes again

    01/04/2005 8:31:12 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 219+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 5, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Minister of Interior and Justice Jesse Chacon: We do not rule out that assassinated Prosecutor was part of an extortion ring. From hero to suspected criminal in less than two months -Minister of Agriculture, Arnoldo Marquez: The British owners of the large estate El Charcote have not been able to demonstrate they own the land. The documents are not guarantee that the land is private property, but that they belong to the Agrarian Institute or the Land Institute. There goes the VP’s promise to the British Government to respect their property. -General Oswaldo Bracho: The Bolivarian Liberation front which backs...
  • FARC Confirms that "the Chancellor" was Kidnapped in Caracas

    01/04/2005 6:15:59 PM PST · by marron · 4 replies · 464+ views
    El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela ^ | January 4, 2005 | ALICIA LA ROTTA MORAN
    The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) confirmed that Rodrigo Granda Escobar, known as "the Chancellor" was kidnapped in Venezuela, while attending the Second Bolivarian Peoples Conference. In a statement published on their web page, the Central Command of this organization blamed the kidnapping of "Ricardo", as he is known within FARC, on "the Colombian intelligence services" and blamed his deportation on "gringo advisors and the complicit support of corrupt elements of the Venezuelan police". In the statement they went on to ask that the government of Venezuela make "its position clear regarding guarantees to the other bolivarian organizations that...
  • FARC comdemns arrest of leader in Venezuela

    01/03/2005 9:59:57 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 256+ views
    VCrisis ^ | Jan. 3, 2004 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 03.01.05 | Undoubtedly internet is the true revolution, so much so that a bunch of assassins, otherwise known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have their own website where they post communiqués and other stuff. During last December's meeting in Caracas of guerrilla fighters, leftist talebans and revolutionaries, Ricardo Granda a.k.a FARC's 'foreign secretary' was arrested by Colombian police forces and whisked to Colombia. FARC leaders weren't amused by the operation and have released a communiqué criticising comrade Hugo for lack of protective measures towards such honourable guests. These guerrilla fighters must truly enjoy to crack bad...
  • Condi's Phony History

    09/04/2003 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Burkeman1 · 141 replies · 1,192+ views
    Slate ^ | 8/29/03 | Daniel Benjamin
    As American post-conflict combat deaths in Iraq overtook the wartime number, the administration counseled patience. "The war on terror is a test of our strength. It is a test of our perseverance, our patience, and our will," President Bush told an American Legion convention. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice embellished the message with what former White House speechwriters immediately recognize as a greatest-generation pander. "There is an understandable tendency to look back on America's experience in postwar Germany and see only the successes," she told the Veterans of Foreign Wars in San Antonio, Texas, on Aug. 25. "But as some...
  • 7 suicide cars found in Iraq mosque

    11/29/2004 6:08:23 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 95 replies · 5,423+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A mosque raided by security forces in southern Baghdad contained a workshop to rig suicide car bombs, with seven vehicles ready for terror attacks, an Iraqi Defense Ministry official said Sunday. National Guard forces raided the Sunni Muslim Al-Yassen Mosque in the Baghdad area of Abu Dshir on Saturday, said Gen. Saleh Sarhan. In addition to the seven cars, guardsmen found 30 rocket-propelled grenades, high-powered rifles, mortars and remote control detonators, Sarhan said. He said the mosque leader and 18 other people were detained. Anti-U.S. guerrillas used about 60 mosques in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to stockpile...
  • Leader of a secret squad in World War II makes sure his men finally get their due [bronze medals]

    04/24/2004 12:16:48 PM PDT · by Destro · 22 replies · 473+ views ^ | Sat, Apr. 17, 2004 | ALLAN JOHNSON
    Posted on Sat, Apr. 17, 2004 Leader of a secret squad in World War II makes sure his men finally get their due BY ALLAN JOHNSON Chicago Tribune (KRT) - It was the summer of 1944. Chicago's John Giannaris and his detail of 22 men were staging sneak attacks and other covert operations against the Nazis in a rugged area of Greece. Meanwhile, German troops were burning out villages in the area, and "there was a lot of barbarism," Giannaris said. "I saw mass graves. It was terrible." When Giannaris got word the Nazis were again on the move against...
  • GUERRILLA WARFARE:Learning Jungle Warfare-An Indo-US Military Exercise(Photo Feature)

    04/12/2004 6:30:06 AM PDT · by AnIndianFromIndia · 13 replies · 6,187+ views
    Rediff ^ | April 2004 | Rediff
    For the first time, soldiers from India and the United States have come together for a three-week long exercise in guerrilla warfare. It began on March 28 and will end on Friday, April 16. Involving a total of 120 personnel from both sides, it is the largest such exercise between the two countries. Photographs and reportage: Josy Joseph Soldiers no longer have the 'comfort' of their trenches to stare across at the enemy. Modern-day battles are fought with a faceless enemy in extremely treacherous terrain. Also Read:The New Terrorists Also see: The Young Bravehearts The Counter Insurgency and...
  • Sunni And Shia Guerrillas Unite Against US

    04/11/2004 5:01:42 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 159+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-12-2004 | David Blair
    Sunni and Shia guerrillas unite against US By David Blair in Baghdad (Filed: 12/04/2004) Leaflets handed out on the streets of Baghdad yesterday suggested growing co-operation between Sunni and Shia guerrillas amid signs that Iraqis are beginning to unite against a common American foe. The handouts carried a "joint statement" by the Mahdi militia, loyal to the radical Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, and the "Army of Fallujah", fighting US forces in the besieged Sunni city 30 miles west of Baghdad. They were distributed in the capital's al-Ala'am suburb and declared six districts of Baghdad a "military area". People living locally...
  • 26 Iraqis Die in U.S. Strike on Fallujah(air strikes)

    04/07/2004 12:35:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies · 195+ views
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | Tue Apr 6, 2004 | N/A
    26 Iraqis Die in U.S. Strike on Fallujah Tue Apr 6, 5:01 PM ET FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. warplanes firing rockets destroyed four houses in the besieged city of Fallujah late Tuesday, witnesses said. A doctor said 26 Iraqis, including women and children, were killed and 30 wounded in the strike. U.S. Marines have been battling Iraqi guerrillas since Monday in a siege aimed at putting down Iraqi guerrillas in Fallujah, one of their main strongholds. The rockets destroyed the houses in two neighborhoods in the city after nightfall Tuesday, the witnesses said. Rafie al-Issawi, a doctor at Fallujah General...
  • Deaths cause doubt about Iraqi police

    03/12/2004 8:59:17 AM PST · by Dubya · 5 replies · 217+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 12. 2004 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, IRAQ - U.S. officials are worried that Iraqi police – not just impostors in Iraqi uniforms – may have been behind the killings of two coalition staffers and their translator, the top American general in Iraq said Thursday. The three were the first civilians from the U.S. occupation authority to be killed in Iraq. The shooting Tuesday night raised two possibilities: that guerrillas had adopted a new tactic of posing as police to carry out attacks, or that some members of the security forces being trained by U.S. troops are turning to violence. The Americans and an Iraqi woman...
  • U.S. Marines Arrive at Philippines Base

    02/15/2004 8:41:01 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 186+ views
    AP ^ | February 15, 2004
    U.S. Marines Arrive at Former American Navy Base in Philippines to Take Part in Combat ExercisesSUBIC, Philippines Feb. 15 — A contingent of 700 U.S. Marines disembarked Sunday at the site of a former American naval base to take part in combat exercises intended to help the Philippines fight Muslim and communist insurgencies and guard against terror attacks. About 2,500 Marines from the U.S. base in Okinawa, Japan, will take part in live-fire combat maneuvers called "Balikatan," or "shoulder-to-shoulder," from Feb. 23 to March 7. The rest of the American troops are scheduled to arrive within a week. The Marine...
  • Communist rebels warn U.S. troops to stay away or face attacks - War games near Spratlys

    02/11/2004 10:06:37 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 268+ views
    AP ^ | February 11, 2004
    Communist guerrillas threatened Wednesday to attack American troops participating in annual war exercises in the Philippines later this month if they stray into rebel zones. About 2,500 U.S. Marines and 2,300 Filipino soldiers will take part in major combat and live-fire maneuvers from Feb. 23 to March 4. The exercises, involving 46 American assault and transport aircraft, will bring U.S. troops near security hotspots, including Dinglayan Bay off Aurora, a mountainous province 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Manila, where New People's Army guerrillas are active. The Philippine exercise director, Brig. Gen. Rafael Romero, said there is a plan for...
  • Maoist guerrilla insurgency wreaks havoc, and change, in Nepal

    02/06/2004 12:34:02 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 170+ views
    NYT ^ | February 6, 2004 | Amy Waldman
    BARDIYA, Nepal Until two and a half years ago, Rachna Sharma and her husband lived as zamindars, or landlords, in this district in western Nepal, presiding over an ample estate just as their forebears had done. As members of a high caste, they did not dirty their hands working their land. That was left to the Tharus, a landless and powerless ethnic group indigenous to this plains area. Until 2000, when the government, under pressure, freed them, thousands of Tharus - including 15 families on Sharma's estate - lived as bonded laborers, virtually the same as slaves. But today Sharma,...
  • New Iraq Agency to Hunt Rebels

    01/30/2004 6:56:18 PM PST · by saquin · 2 replies · 1,128+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/31/04 | Edward Wong
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 30 — The Iraqi authorities, with the help of American intelligence agencies, are creating an intelligence service here that will focus on rooting out guerrilla fighters, especially those from outside the country, Iraqi and American officials said Friday. The service will employ some former agents of Saddam Hussein's security apparatus and will probably receive financing from the American government, the officials said. Many of the agents will work in the border towns of Iraq to identify foreign fighters who have slipped into the country and will monitor their activities, said Ibrahim al-Janabi, a senior member of the...
  • Foreign Terrorists Use Iraqis to Achieve Their Aims

    01/30/2004 9:30:16 AM PST · by FlyLow · 3 replies · 230+ views
    American Forces Press Service | 1-30-04 | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2004 – Terror groups from other countries are going out of their way to use Iraqi citizens in pursuing their objectives, a coalition military official said at a Baghdad news conference today. "They have demonstrated time after time that the foreign terrorists will fight to the last Iraqi to achieve their aims here in Iraq," said Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy operations director for Combined Joint Task force 7. The coalition has no indication the foreign fighters are working in concert with or alongside Iraqi anti-coalition elements, Kimmitt said. Former Iraqi regime elements and criminals –...
  • In Fallujah, sentiment may be turning against resistance

    01/22/2004 5:50:39 PM PST · by saquin · 7 replies · 219+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | 1/09/04 | Hannah Allam
    FALLUJAH, Iraq - (KRT) - The explosion Friday rocked the dusty blue bus, sending tattooed tribeswomen to the floor in a swirl of fringed scarves and screams. They were leaving town for a shopping trip to Baghdad, about 35 miles east, when insurgents apparently bombed a nearby American military checkpoint. None of the women was injured, but the blast destroyed the last vestige of their support for the guerrillas who make Fallujah the most consistently troublesome city for the U.S.-led coalition. "Now you see how it feels, how we have to jump and duck when we hear explosions," Samia Abdullah,...
  • Study Says Iraq Insurgents Use Advanced Weapons (SA-16)

    01/18/2004 2:21:08 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 63 replies · 1,015+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 17, 2004 | Reuters
    Jan 17, 8:14 PM (ET) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iraqi guerrillas are using increasingly sophisticated weapons and tactics to attack U.S. aircraft, according to a classified Army study on the downing of helicopters in Iraq, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions. Citing senior Army officials in Iraq and the Gulf who were familiar with the study, the newspaper reported that at least one advanced missile was used by insurgents. Rebels have used rocket-propelled grenades and heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles, the latter which require a degree of skill, in the attacks. Scores of U.S. servicemen have died in recent months...
  • Iraq rebels refine tactics vs. aircraft

    01/18/2004 9:32:34 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 204+ views
    Washington - A classified Army study of the downings of military helicopters in Iraq found that guerrillas have used increasingly sophisticated tactics and weapons - including at least one advanced missile - to attack American aircraft, senior Army officials in Iraq and the Persian Gulf region say. The insurgents have proved adept at using both rocket-propelled grenades, which are point-and-shoot weapons, and heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles, which require greater maintenance and skill, said Army officials familiar with the study. No type of helicopter is more vulnerable or more protected against the problem, the review found. But the team recommended specific changes...
  • Saddam's Tribal Leaders: Stop Attacking U.S. GIs

    01/05/2004 8:20:30 AM PST · by truthandlife · 11 replies · 167+ views ^ | 1/5/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Tribal chiefs in Tikrit, Iraq - birthplace of captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and a focal point for resistance to the U.S. occupation by remnants of Hussein's regime - are calling for an end to attacks on U.S. forces. Saddam's hometown leaders are urging that a "reconciliation committee" be established "to convince the resistance movements to cease operations against American forces," reports the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram - according to a translation published Monday by the Middle East Media Research Institute. Since Saddam's capture on Dec. 14, attacks on U.S. forces have dropped dramatically from levels the month before, though GI's...