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  • Iraq To Free 6,000 Sunni Insurgents From Jail

    09/01/2007 6:53:15 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 488+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-2-2007 | Colin Freeman
    Iraq to free 6,000 Sunni insurgents from jail By Colin Freeman in Baghdad, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:58am BST 02/09/2007 Up to 6,000 suspected Sunni insurgents are to be freed from Iraqi jails in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the country's government from collapsing under the strain of sectarian in-fighting. Iraq’s prison population is 85pc Sunni and a release scheme is seen as an attempt at reconciliation with Sunni parties The release scheme, which could put some hardened combatants back on to the streets, is part of a high-stakes gamble by Iraq's Shia-led government to win back the confidence of...
  • Total victory means total warriors, which we are not

    09/01/2007 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 778+ views
    Townall.com ^ | September 1, 2007 | Diana West
    History, as Marx famously said (by way of paraphrasing Hegel), repeats itself -- "the first time as tragedy, the second as farce." A catchy concept, to say the least. And while there's definitely something to it, it's also true that sometimes history does not repeat itself. Take American wars in Japan, the Koreas, Vietnam and Iraq. President Bush, addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars, recently made a case -- a flawed case -- for a kind of core continuity linking these disparate conflicts. It's not that he didn't admit there are many differences among them ("There are many differences" among...
  • Citizens help turn tide against insurgents

    08/15/2007 6:51:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 468+ views
    BAGHDAD — Local citizens fed tips to Soldiers from the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, which led to the finding of four weapons caches and the detaining of two suspects in multiple operations north of Baghdad, Aug. 8 and 9. Troops from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, attached to the 1st BCT, acting on a tip from a neighborhood watch volunteer, uncovered an improvised explosive devices cache near the town of Sab Al Bor, Aug 8. The cache included five complete IEDs and 12 incomplete IEDs. The cache also included 20 munitions of varying...
  • Our Allies The Turks

    07/13/2007 4:13:43 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 21 replies · 680+ views
    Nabi Sensoy, Turkey's ambassador to Washington, is complaining that Kurdish guerillas staging cross-border attacks into Turkey from Northern Iraq are armed with American weapons that were supplied to the Iraqi army. Sensoy also accused the U.S. of not applying enough pressure on Kurds in the Iraqi government to rein in the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been fighting for an independent Kurdistan since the 1980s.Turkish officials are promising retaliatory military strikes against the PKK in Iraq, which will further destabilize the country. Turkey's military chief, Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, is prodding the government to set political guidelines for an incursion...
  • Don't Be So Sure There Were No WMD in Iraq

    07/03/2007 5:39:57 AM PDT · by Quilla · 133 replies · 3,876+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 3, 2007 | Rachel Neuwirth
     Introduction The references cited in this article strongly suggest that: 1. WMD did indeed exist inside Iraq before the war. 2. The weapons inspectors were both fooled and bribed to ignore evidence. 3. Massive amounts of WMD were removed to known locations in Syria just prior to the war. 4. Massive numbers of Saddam's audio tapes and paper documents were collected and most remain unavailable and presumably un-translated. 5. U.S. officials refused to investigate a number of likely WMD sites. 6. The U.S. intelligence community, and other branches of this government, are stonewalling the issue. Readers are urged to review...
  • Iraqis Join U.S. in Fight on Al-Qaeda

    06/30/2007 11:25:52 PM PDT · by dervish · 8 replies · 654+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/30/07 | Ann Scott Tyson
    The U.S. military is enlisting hundreds of fighters each day from tribal and insurgent groups in alliances aimed at countering al-Qaeda in Iraq, the top U.S. general in Baghdad said yesterday, calling it a "very positive development" but one that requires caution to ensure it works to promote security. Maj Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commander of Multinational Division Baghdad, said U.S. and Iraqi troops control nearly half of the capital's neighborhoods, but that hard fighting remains as operations continue to clear out insurgents from the rest of the city. Overall attack levels in Baghdad remain constant, he said, but...
  • Iran to make U.S. "regret" detention of Iranians-FM

    06/12/2007 2:53:17 AM PDT · by familyop · 15 replies · 838+ views
    Reuters AlertNet ^ | 12JUN07 | Reuters
    TEHRAN, June 12 (Reuters) - Iran will make the United States "regret" its detention earlier this year of five Iranians in Iraq, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Iran says the five Iranians detained by U.S. forces in Iraq in January are diplomats and have demanded their release. U.S. officials say they were involved in supporting militants inside Iraq. "We will make the Americans regret their ugly and illegal action against the Islamic Republic of Iran's consulate in Arbil, Iraq, and the abduction of the five Iranian diplomats," Mottaki was quoted as saying by the Web...
  • Insurgent Group Announces Truce With Al-Qaeda in Iraq

    06/07/2007 5:03:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies · 534+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 7, 2007 | John Ward Anderson
    BAGHDAD, June 6 -- A Sunni insurgent group that waged a deadly street battle last week against the rival group al-Qaeda in Iraq in a Sunni neighborhood of west Baghdad announced Wednesday that the two forces had declared a cease-fire. The Islamic Army of Iraq, a more moderate and secular Sunni group, said it had reached the cease-fire with al-Qaeda in Iraq because the groups did not want to spill Muslim blood or damage "the project of jihad." Last week, the two groups fought for several days in the Sunni neighborhood of Amiriyah, leaving about 30 of their fighters dead....
  • Terrorists Deserve No Quarter!!!

    06/01/2007 9:06:48 AM PDT · by MoFiZiX Gr4FiX · 3 replies · 347+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 1, 2007 | MoFiZiX GR4FiX
    There are some things today that are simply unacceptable. Offering olive branches to those who are committed to evil is one of them. History has shown that when you offer cease fires to a bunch of murderous thugs and Muslim extremists, more bloodshed follows. Just look at the problems the Israelis are continuing to have with those who seek their absolute destruction. Is it any wonder why there never seems to be any permanent resolution with that region of the world? Offering concessions to terrorists is like giving freedoms to disobedient children. You give them an inch, they're always determined...
  • Report: Most Iraq Fighters From Gulf-(70 Percent Of Insurgents Are NON-IRAQI)

    05/24/2007 10:19:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies · 621+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | 5-23-07 | CBS/AP
    KUWAIT CITY, May. 23, 2007 (AP) Seventy percent of insurgents fighting in Iraq come from Gulf countries via Syria where they are provided with forged passports, an Iraqi intelligence officer alleged in a published report Wednesday. "They, according to their own confessions, gather in mosques in the said (Gulf) states to travel to Syria using their passports, taking with them phone numbers of individuals waiting for them there," Brig. Gen. Rashid Fleih, the assistant undersecretary for intelligence of Iraq's Interior Ministry, told Kuwait's Al-Qabas daily in an interview. Fleih did not provide more specific details about the alleged insurgents or...
  • Report: Most foreign fighters from Gulf (70% of foreign "insurgents" from Persian Gulf locales)

    05/23/2007 2:55:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 551+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/07 | AP
    KUWAIT CITY - Seventy percent of foreign insurgents arrested in Iraq came from Persian Gulf countries via Syria where they were provided with forged passports, an Iraqi intelligence officer said in a published report Wednesday. "They, according to their own confessions, gather in mosques in the said (Gulf) states to travel to Syria using their passports, taking with them phone numbers of individuals waiting for them there," Brig. Gen. Rashid Fleih, the assistant undersecretary for intelligence of Iraq's Interior Ministry, told Kuwait's Al-Qabas daily in an interview. Fleih did not provide more specific details about the alleged insurgents or which...
  • Report: 70 Percent of Insurgents in Iraq Come From Gulf States Via Syria (how is that a civil war?)

    05/23/2007 5:08:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 55 replies · 2,492+ views
    Fox/AP ^ | May 23, 2007
    Report: 70 Percent of Insurgents in Iraq Come From Gulf States Via Syria May 23, 2007 KUWAIT CITY — Seventy percent of insurgents fighting in Iraq come from Gulf countries via Syria where they are provided with forged passports, an Iraqi intelligence officer alleged in a published report Wednesday. "They, according to their own confessions, gather in mosques in the said (Gulf) states to travel to Syria using their passports, taking with them phone numbers of individuals waiting for them there," Brig. Gen. Rashid Fleih, the assistant undersecretary for intelligence of Iraq's Interior Ministry, told Kuwait's Al-Qabas daily in an...
  • Multiple Terror Suspects Captured in Iraq; Insurgents Target Bridges, Civilians

    05/13/2007 5:50:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 458+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2007 – Coalition forces detained three suspected terrorists today, including an alleged cell leader, during operations in southeastern Baghdad, U.S. military officials reported. Those captured are suspected of being part of a terrorist cell network known for its use of explosive devices and for bringing weapons and militants into Iraq from Iran. The suspected cell leader is believed to have personally coordinated and implemented the use of bombs, officials said. One terrorist was killed during the operation, officials reported. “We continue to target the secret cell network, diminishing their capability to conduct attacks against innocent Iraqis...
  • Terror Arrests in Fort Dix Plot - New Jersey

    05/08/2007 4:58:57 AM PDT · by all4one · 546 replies · 18,390+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 8, 2007 | ABC News
    Terror Arrests in Fort Dix Plot FORT DIX, N.J. May 8, 2007 - Six ethnic Albanians have been arrested in a plot to storm the Fort Dix installation in Burlington County. Five of the suspects were arrested in Cherry Hill. They will be arraigned later today in federal court. Officials say it will happen in either in Camden or Newark. Investigators say the suspects planned to use automatic weapons to storm the base and kill solders. The men were lured into a secret meeting to purchase AK-47s from an arms dealer, who was secretly cooperating with the FBI. Officials say...
  • At Least 5 Arrested in Alleged Fort Dix Murder Plot

    05/08/2007 7:09:45 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 22 replies · 1,372+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 2007 | Unknown
    MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — At least five people were arrested on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base and "kill as many soldiers as possible," federal authorities said Tuesday. The suspects were scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Camden later Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen, said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey. Five of them lived in Cherry Hill, about 10 miles east of Philadelphia and 20 miles southwest of Fort Dix, he said. "They were planning an attack on Fort Dix in which...
  • FBI Arrests Six In Alleged Terror Plot Against N.J. Soldiers

    05/08/2007 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Gritty · 63 replies · 2,081+ views
    4HDWNBC.com ^ | May 8, 2007 | unk
    NEW YORK -- Six men from New Jersey have been arrested in an alleged terror plot against soldiers at Fort Dix, according investigators. Investigators said the men planned to use automatic rifles to enter Fort Dix and kill as many soldiers as they could at the N.J. base. Fort Dix was just one of several military and security locations allegedly scouted by this group, authorities said. Investigators told Newschannel 4's Jonathan Dienst that these arrests are the result of a tip to the FBI and use of an informant to track the suspects. Authorities were alerted in January 2006 after...
  • After Iraqi Troops Do Dirty Work, 3 Detainees Talk

    04/21/2007 4:28:08 PM PDT · by alcenoo · 10 replies · 776+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 4/22,/07 | Alissa J. Rubin
    “Most of them don’t believe in this insurgency,” he said. “They are young people. They are having to stay home without employment. They want food. They want money. They want to be able to marry. But there are no jobs. If you offered them jobs, most of them would not be working with Al Qaeda.”
  • Troops kill three unarmed teenagers (Muslims)

    04/14/2007 5:08:19 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | 14 April 2007 | Bangkok Post
    Thai security forces have shot and killed three more Muslim boys, sparking fresh, angry protests by residents. Insurgents attacked a train and wounded two passengers in the deep South. None of the youths in the troop incident was armed. Police said the paramilitary rangers were acting in self-defence. The boys, aged 13 and 14, were killed late Friday by security forces in Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces bordering Malaysia, police said. They said the security forces opened fire after a group of five to 10 Muslim boys ran towards them as they tried to extinguish a blaze at...
  • Group notes split among Iraq insurgents (AQ, Islamic State of Iraq and Islamic Army of Iraq)

    04/12/2007 7:43:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 485+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/07 | Lee Keath - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - An Iraqi militant group has highlighted the split in the ranks of the Iraqi insurgency by having its spokesman give a television interview in which he accuses al-Qaida and its umbrella organization of killing its members and pursuing the wrong policies. "The gap has widened and the injustices committed by some brothers in al-Qaida have increased," Ibrahim al-Shimmari told Al-Jazeera television in an interview broadcast Wednesday and repeated Thursday. Al-Shimmari was filmed sitting with Al-Jazeera's interviewer in an undisclosed location. He was wearing a red-and-white checkered keffiyeh but his face was blurred by video engineering. Al-Shimmari is...
  • U.S.-Iraqi Partnership Proves Potent For Combating Insurgents

    04/06/2007 5:05:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 319+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 6, 2007 – The partnership between Iraqi and U.S. soldiers is helping to tamp down insurgent violence northwest of Baghdad, a senior U.S. military officer assigned in Iraq said today. “The key to this counterpart relationship is our partnering of one U.S. company to each Iraqi army battalion,” Army Col. Paul E. Funk, commander of the 1st “Iron Horse” Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division, told Pentagon reporters during a satellite-carried news conference from his headquarters in Iraq. Assigned to Multinational Division Baghdad, Funk and his 3,800 soldiers have teamed with Iraqi Army troops and police forces...