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  • Giuliani doubters in for Rudy awakening

    03/18/2007 1:31:23 AM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 201 replies · 2,435+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/18/2007 | Deroy Murdock
    The same Beltway experts who declared Sen. John McCain of Arizona the GOP front-runner, even as he under-polled fellow presidential contender Rudolph Giuliani, now parrot equally dodgy concepts. When Republicans meet the real Rudy, they will abandon New Yorks former mayor like cattle fleeing a burning barn. Then, the wobbly Washington wisdom continues, Giulianis three marriages, and his less-than-solidly-right-wing views on gays, guns and gametes will torpedo his buoyant presidential hopes. These seers now detect unhappiness with the GOP aspirants. They cite a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll in which 26 percent of Republican primary voters were dissatisfied with...
  • Insurgents target Strykers in Iraq

    03/15/2007 3:02:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies · 1,380+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2007 | LAUREN FRAYER
    BAQOUBA, Iraq Dozens of U.S. Stryker combat vehicles roared into Baqouba at sunrise. The enemy was ready. As the dawn call-to-prayer fell silent, the streets blazed with insurgent fire. Within minutes of the start of their first mission in Diyala province Wednesday a voice crackled across the radio: "Catastrophic kill, with casualties." Inside the rear of one Stryker, soldiers shushed one another and leaned closer to the radio. They all knew what it meant. A U.S. vehicle had been lost to hostile fire. Nearly 100 Strykers, armored troop carriers with 50-caliber machine guns, were called north from Baghdad into...
  • MND-B Commanding General Explains Security Plan for Baghdad

    02/17/2007 9:42:07 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 1 replies · 324+ views
    United States Central Command ^ | February 16, 2007 | Central Command
    Title: MND-B COMMANDING GENERAL EXPLAINS SECURITY PLAN FOR BAGHDAD Release Date: 2/16/2007 Release Number: 07-01-03P Description: CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq The goal of coalition forces new security strategy is to clear, control and retain Baghdads neighborhoods, said the Multi-National Division Baghdad commanding general during a press conference here Feb. 16. Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, Jr., the MND-B commanding general, outlined the security strategy for his division in a live satellite press conference between Baghdad and reporters in the Pentagon press briefing room. The security plan includes an increase in Iraqi and coalition forces in Iraqs capital, a push to...
  • General David Petraeus, Our Old New Man in Iraq

    02/11/2007 6:22:45 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 10 replies · 876+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | february 2007 | Tom Bowman
    General David Petraeus, Our Old New Man in Iraq Tom Bowman Proceedings, February 2007 Army Superstar Returns to the Middle East Stage U.S. ARMY (JOSHUA HUTCHESON) Then Major General David H. Petraeus, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, listens to Lieutenant General William S. Wallace, V Corps commanding general, in March 2003. As Saddam Hussein's forces were collapsing in April 2003, Army Major General David Petraeus walked through an empty factory near Baghdad. "Now the hard part begins," he told writer Rick Atkinson, who was trailing the 101st Airborne Division through the vast deserts and teeming cities of Iraq....
  • Gates: U.S. can prove Iran's Iraq role

    02/09/2007 6:00:24 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 467+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | February 9, 2007 | Lolita C. Baldor
    Excerpt - SEVILLE, Spain - Serial numbers and markings on explosives used in Iraq provide "pretty good" evidence that Iranians are providing either weapons or technology for militants there, Defense Secretary Robert Gates asserted Friday. Offering some of the first public details of evidence the military has collected, Gates said, "I think there's some serial numbers, there may be some markings on some of the projectile fragments that we found," that point to Iran. At the same time, however, he said he was somewhat surprised that recent raids by coalition and Iraqi forces in Iraq swept up some Iranians. ~...
  • Muslim nations move to prevent violence

    01/31/2007 10:30:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 853+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2007 | David R. Sands
    Terrified that sectarian Muslim bloodshed could soon engulf the region, U.S. allies and adversaries in the Middle East have stepped up joint efforts to head off a religious civil war. Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran have held intensive talks in recent days on ways to tamp down sectarian violence in Iraq and Lebanon. Over the weekend, Saudi King Abdullah issued an unusual public call for calm. Top Islamic clerics and scholars in Egypt, Qatar and Iraq also have issued statements urging Muslim unity, often blaming the United States and other outside actors of trying to divide the faithful....
  • First Civil War (Or When Does An Insurgency Become A Civil War?)

    12/16/2006 7:30:10 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 639+ views
    New York Times ^ | 17 December 2006 | William Safire
    When does a rebellion become a revolution? Thats easy when it wins. When does an uprising attain the level of an insurgency and qualify as an insurrection? Thats harder to answer because the meanings of those synonyms flow into one another. And when do all of the preceding amount to a civil war? That term usually denotes the struggle of an armed group of citizens within a nation seeking forcibly to seize control of the government from those in power. But that does not reflect the complexity of the war in Iraq today, which makes it hardest of all...
  • Saudis say they will back Sunni Insurgents should the US Leave

    12/13/2006 7:42:12 AM PST · by glennshepard · 16 replies · 805+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12 DEC 06 | Helene Cooper
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 Saudi Arabia has told the Bush administration that it might provide financial backing to Iraqi Sunnis in any war against Iraqs Shiites if the United States pulls its troops out of Iraq, according to American and Arab diplomats.
  • Arms Smugglers Arrested in Southwestern Iran

    12/11/2006 10:17:02 PM PST · by Biscuit85 · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Fars News Agency ^ | 2006-12-11
    TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- An arms smuggling gang was disbanded in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan. FNA dispatches said that four of the smugglers who pirated guns from Iraq were arrested during the operation, two of whom were hospitalized due to injuries. Also during the operation, the law enforcement and security forces discovered and confiscated 60 rifles and pistols, one Kalashnikov machinegun and a pile of bullets. The gang intended to smuggle the cargo to the provincial capital city of Ahwaz and Shadegan.
  • Iraqi terrorists praise Michael Moore (From YouTube)

    12/06/2006 3:07:54 PM PST · by Joseph DeMaistre · 320+ views ^ | Al-Rashideen Army
    News Ticker ...More Headlines »         E-Mail This Page  Print SITE Publications “The Code of Silence” - An English Documentary from al-Rashideen Army By SITE Institute September 6, 2006 Al-Rashideen Army, one of the major insurgency groups operating in Iraq besides the Mujahideen Shura Council, Ansar al-Sunnah, Islamic Army in Iraq et al, recently issued a fifty-three minute video produced as a documentary titled: “The Code of Silence”. The presentation is directed to communicate with the “Western mentality,” and features cues and styles similar to popular films, and English-language narration and text. The main speaker is that same...
  • U.S. Finds Iraq Insurgency Has Funds to Sustain Itself

    11/25/2006 4:16:16 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 893+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | November 25, 2006 | John F. Burns and Kirk Semple
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Nov. 25 The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, corrupt charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent, a classified United States government report has concluded. ~ snip ~
  • Massacre of Drogheda under Oliver Cromwell (Lessons for Victory in Iraq?)

    11/14/2006 8:32:32 AM PST · by xzins · 105 replies · 4,235+ views
    Christian History Institute ^ | Christian History Institute
    Massacre of Drogheda under Oliver Cromwell. the Staff or associates of Christian History Institute. After the massacre, Oliver Cromwell declared to the English Parliament, "I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbued their hands in so much innocent blood and that it will tend to prevent the effusion [shedding] of blood for the future, which are satisfactory grounds for such actions, which otherwise cannot but work remorse and regret." Oliver Cromwell, responsible for a massacre. Just what happened at Drogheda, Ireland on this day, September 11, 1649 is hard to...
  • Iraq: The [Battle] War that Probably Wont be Fought

    10/22/2006 7:41:33 AM PDT · by forty_years · 34 replies · 1,293+ views ^ | 10/22/2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    What a surprise, the Iraq war's course is scaring the hell out of Republicans, given the Democrats something to drool over, and causing despair to people like me who supported the effort for a long time. The only solution left to the U.S. is an all-out, no-holds-barred assault on Iraq's "militants" and anyone related to them -- something akin to how the Allies finished off Hitler and Hirohito in WWII, or Julius Caeser's defeat of Versongeterix's Gallic army, or Alexander's defeat of Persian King Darius at Gaugamela, or the Lithuanian/Polish defeat of the Teutonic Knights at Grunwald. But history has...
  • Iranian Alert - October 4, 2006 - Western military buildup underway in the Middle East

    10/09/2006 12:45:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,700+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Western military buildup underway in the Middle East. Global Research published a major report on the military build-up of conventional, ground, air, naval, and nuclear forces in and around the Middle East and Central Asia. The probability of another war in the Middle East is high. Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post reported that the clouds of the coming war are converging upon Israel. But our political and military leaders refuse to look up at the darkening sky.   US confident Russia and China will join in sanctions on Iran. The Washington Times reported that the United...
  • Iranian Alert - October 3, 2006 - Ahmadinejad's trouble at home and trouble making abroad

    10/09/2006 12:36:48 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,097+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad to shake up his cabinet. Iran Press News reported that a source close to Ahmadinejad's cabinet said that in the coming days vast changes will be taking place within the administration. The first to leave will be the oil minister; Vaziri Hamaneh is expected to be dismissed from the cabinet.   Ahmadinejad fails to deliver his economic miracle. Inter Press Service reported that Iranian citizens are wondering if Ahmadinejad will ever make good on an election promise to crack down on the corrupt and distribute Iran's vast oil revenues more equitably.BBC News reported that Iran's...
  • Iranian Alert - October 2, 2006 - Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment

    10/09/2006 12:25:36 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 908+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment. ABC News reported that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said they want to install up to 100,000 centrifuges to process uranium gas for enrichment in order to produce nuclear fuel. Bush pleased with the Iran Freedom and Support Act The White House, Office of the Press Secretary reported that President Bush said "I applaud Congress for demonstrating its bipartisan commitment to confronting the Iranian regime's repressive and destabilizing activities by passing the Iran Freedom Support Act." Here are a few other news items you may have missed. The International Herald Tribune reported...
  • Iranian Alert - October 1, 2006 - Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act!

    10/09/2006 12:19:10 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 858+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act! The Washington Post reported that President Bush on Saturday signed legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs.The Associated Press reported that the US Senate finally passed the Iran Freedom and Support Act.The Library of Congress published the full text of the Iran Freedom and Support Act. But does Condi support a change of regime in Iran? The Wall Street Journal reexamined their recent interview with Condi Rice in which he concludes: Her primary method for dealing with the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 29, 2006 - Photo evidence of Iran's coordinating Iraq's insurgency.

    10/09/2006 12:00:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,321+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Photo evidence of the Islamic Republic's coordinating Iraq's insurgency. Roads to Iraq and Iraqi blog reported that after a fierce battle in “Khan Bani Sa’ad” Diyala governorate north of Baghdad with “Mahdi Army”, Iraqi resistance succeeded to capture one of the “Mahdi Army”. They found a complete modern communications system manufacturing in the Ministry of Defense of Iran believed to be used as a direct contact with the Iranians. Photos.CNN News reported that a Shiite Muslim militia involved in the warfare between Sunni and Shiites in Iraq has received "millions of dollars" and an assortment of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 28, 2006 - The Islamic Republic unveils an advanced cannon.

    10/04/2006 12:15:12 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 1,335+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran wins another round in the nuclear crisis with the West. ISN Security Watch reported that while a temporary suspension of uranium enrichment would boost diplomatic efforts with Iran, the UN and EU seem to have thrown in the towel, offering talks without suspension and betraying their weak position.Reuters reported that president of the Islamic Republic, Ahmadinejad, said on that Tehran would not suspend nuclear enrichment despite pressure from the West. He said: "Today, Western countries want us to suspend our nuclear technology, but we say to them that we will never give it up."Bill Gertz,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 27, 2006 - Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran

    10/02/2006 11:58:53 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 888+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran.   Mercury News reported that a Pentagon unit has drafted a report charging that U.S. international broadcasts into Iran aren't tough enough on the Islamic regime.   The US military on the Islamic Republic's military.   Middle East Newsline reported that the US military officials have assessed that Iran's military was the second most powerful in the Middle East.   Russia finally sets a startup date for Iran's nuclear power plant.   Bloomberg reported that Iran's first nuclear power plant, a Russian-built project, will begin operating by September...