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  • Aid and Comfort - How leading Democrats enabled the Iraqi insurgency in Fallujah

    10/15/2010 12:27:00 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/10 | Scott Swett
    New information is emerging about efforts by major Democratic Party figures to undercut American war efforts in Iraq by providing aid to the insurgents. Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson's article Treason in America details how a coalition of radical organizations, including US-based Code Pink, delivered some $600,000 in cash and supplies to insurgents and their families in Fallujah, just days after 51 American troops were killed there in some of the bloodiest action of the Iraq war. An approving article published in Islam Online tipped off the connection between the anti-American Global Exchange coalition and the Democrats who made their venture...
  • ...gunman in Iraqi army uniform kills 2 American soldiers in northern Iraq

    09/07/2010 11:30:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | 9/7/2010
    BAGHDAD — The U.S. military says a gunman wearing an Iraqi army uniform has killed two American soldiers in northern Iraq. A military statement says the Americans were among a group of U.S. soldiers meeting with Iraqi security forces Tuesday at an Iraqi army compound near the city of Tuz Khormato, about 130 miles (210 kilometres) north of Baghdad.
  • Did The Obama Administration Violate An Executive Order By Releasing Qais Qazali?

    12/31/2009 1:22:07 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 8 replies · 598+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/31/09 | Bill Roggio
    Did the Obama administration, by releasing Qais and Laith Qazali and more than 100 members of the Iranian-backed Asaib al Haq, violate an executive order put in place by President Ronald Reagan to prevent negotiations with hostage takers? Senators Jeff Sessions and Jon Kyl asked that very question to the Obama administration in a letter sent to the president in July. The full text of the letter is below, or you can read the signed letter here in PDF form. According to a congressional staffer, the Obama administration has yet to answer the letter. The body of the letter by...
  • Obama Foreign Policy Advisor Calls For US to Shoot Down Israeli Jets

    09/20/2009 12:42:41 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 40 replies · 2,340+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/20/09 | Gateway Pundit
    Last year Zbigniew Brzezinski, adviser to former US president Jimmy Carter, described the Bush administration's policy of maintaining the option of military action against Iran as "counterproductive." Now Brzezinski, who advises Obama on foreign policy, is calling for the US to shoot down Israeli jets. Brzezinski is known to be anti-Israel. The Weekly Standard Blog reported: In a little noticed interview with the Daily Beast (presumably little noticed because serious people don't read the Daily Beast), Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites -- the American president...
  • Gov. Palin's son Track is back from Iraq

    09/19/2009 4:01:52 PM PDT · by CRBDeuce · 70 replies · 4,205+ views
    Fox News TV ^ | 9/19/2009 | CRBDeuce
    Gov Palin skipped the Values Voter Summit since her son Track is back from Iraq this weekend....
  • "Find a large cache of chemical materials south of Kirkuk" (translation)

    01/19/2008 5:44:25 AM PST · by harwood · 30 replies · 12,059+ views
    .."8 tons of...toxic agricultural chemicals belonging to the Baathist regime"
  • Tim Russert misspells Iraq (video: I-R-A-K)

    04/30/2007 9:44:49 AM PDT · by xjcsa · 44 replies · 1,529+ views
    YouTube video ^ | April 25, 2007
    I did a search; couldn't believe this hadn't been posted. Russert spells out I-R-A-K on the air.
  • New Iraq Risks: What the Elections Means

    11/09/2006 12:00:10 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 26 replies · 855+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2006 | Ralph Peters
    THE Democratic dog just caught the Iraqi firetruck it's been chasing for almost four years. Now what? Wetting the back tires won't be enough. The victorious party's hard-left wing is anxious for an American humiliation. But that's not what the majority of Democrats want and it's a scenario that Dems on Capitol Hill, eyes on 2008, know they need to avoid. Most Dem leaders realize that, with just a few missteps, Iraq could become their debacle. Their problem is that they never formulated a serious plan for Iraq. All rhetoric and no specifics, they just ran against the administration's bungling....
  • "We support those not as smart as John Kerry"- At the Army-Air Force Game

    11/04/2006 9:15:05 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 419 replies · 26,481+ views
    Blackfive ^ | 11-04-2006 | Blackfive
    A West Point Cadet sends this along with the photo below: I'm a cadet at West Point, and tonight at our game against the Air Force Academy, a big sign emerged, and it was shown to the Corps of Cadets, who cheered wildly, and then shown to the Air Force cadets, who also cheered.
  • THE SOLDIERS BEHIND THE BANNER

    11/02/2006 9:56:59 PM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 208 replies · 13,009+ views
    Charlie Sykes - WTMJ Radio, Milwaukee ^ | Nov. 2, 2006 | Charlie Sykes
    We've been inundated with media requests about the source of the now-famous "HALP US JON CARRY" banner. (I've already done a live shot on Fox News, and given interviews for John Gibson's show and "Inside Edition," which should air later today.) **UPDATE The MSM catches up. Even CNN is reporting Troops respond to 'Jon Carry' with plea for 'halp'; while CBS is reporting "Minnesota Guard Members Mock Kerry In 'Irak' Photo", The AP has put a story on the wire, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is also catching up: The photo initially was posted on the website of Milwaukee talk radio...
  • Minnesota Guard Unit in Iraq Behind Send-up of Kerry Comments

    11/02/2006 5:24:00 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 39 replies · 1,606+ views
    KTTC.com ^ | November 2,2006
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A group of soldiers in the Minnesota National Guard is behind a comically misspelled sign mocking comments by Senator John Kerry about people who didn't study in school being "stuck in Iraq." It shows eight soldiers holding a white sign spelling out, "Halp us Jon Carry - We R stuck hear n Irak." All but three of the words are misspelled The photo has appeared in numerous newspapers, T-V newscasts and Web sites. It includes the "Red Bull" mascot of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Infantry Division, which has troops from five states. The photo caught...
  • St. Cloud Officer in on Joke on Kerry

    11/02/2006 1:52:59 PM PST · by Gumdrop · 133 replies · 8,463+ views
    St. Cloud Times ^ | Kari Petrie
    <p>One of the men in the buzz-generating photograph taken in Iraq is a St. Cloud police sergeant, St. Cloud Police Chief Dennis Ballantine said. ...</p>
  • U.S. Military begins using Kerry flap for recruitment! (POSTER INSIDE)

    11/02/2006 1:42:47 PM PST · by Registered · 25 replies · 2,749+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 11.02.06 | Registered
  • One of a Bazillion Reasons I Support The Troops.

    11/02/2006 10:16:23 AM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 56 replies · 4,297+ views
    Various internet sites | 11-02-06 | Brad's Gramma
  • Baghdad bakers and barbers at risk

    10/21/2006 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Republicain · 13 replies · 510+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/21/2006 | Andrew North
    It has been a disastrous week for the US military in Iraq, which has suffered its highest weekly casualty rate for nearly two years. But even that is insignificant when compared with the number of civilians who are being killed in an increasingly vengeful sectarian conflict. This is a snapshot of life for two people in one Baghdad neighbourhood. Before I introduce you to the baker and the barber though, a little background... They both work in Karrada which sits on the east bank of the river Tigris. It is one of the wealthier parts of the city and right...
  • Al-Sadr's Weakening Grip on the Mahdi Army

    10/11/2006 1:10:04 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 5 replies · 609+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | October 10 2006 | Lydia Khalil
    While Moqtada al-Sadr has moderated his aggressiveness somewhat by virtue of his participation in parliament, many of his followers have not. According to coalition officials, sections of the Mahdi Army have splintered off and have formed freelance gangs that are engaged in sectarian revenge killings and criminal activity to finance their operations. Coalition officials have also hinted that these breakaway elements are receiving sponsorship and funding from Iran. It has been especially difficult for al-Sadr to control his followers in Basra. Basra, a majority Shiite province, is flooded with various Shiite political parties with changing loyalties and compositions. Al-Sadr does...
  • Iraqi fire fight kills Danish soldier

    10/06/2006 5:30:49 AM PDT · by Republicain · 1 replies · 272+ views
    A Danish soldier died of wounds inflicted during a fire fight in southern Iraq on Thursday, the Danish Defence Forces announced. The soldier was part of a Danish battalion trying to uncover insurgents who fired rockets and mortars at Danish and British positions in the Al Hartha area near Basra. During the operation, the Danish soldier was seriously injured when the battalion took enemy fire. The soldier, a constable with Jutland's Dragon Regiment in Holstebro, was badly wounded and transported to a British field hospital where he died of his wounds. No other Danish soldiers were injured. The details of...
  • Iraq resolute in the face of terror, sectarian bloodshed: Maliki

    07/26/2006 11:44:15 AM PDT · by Republicain · 1 replies · 206+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/26/2006
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed that his country will remain resolute in the face of violent sectarianism ripping apart his country, calling Iraq the "front line" in the war against terror. The Iraqi leader cast the ongoing sectarian violence raging across his country as an internecine Islamic religious battle. "This is a battle between two Islams, for which a person's liberty and rights constitute essential cornerstones, and terrorism, which wraps itself in a fake Islamic cloak," he addressing a joint session of the US Congress. "Iraq is the front line in this struggle, and history will...
  • Saddam forced into court for defence arguments

    07/26/2006 7:24:23 AM PDT · by Republicain · 8 replies · 286+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/26/2006
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was forced to attend his trial on charges of crimes against humanity and declared that if convicted he would rather be shot than hanged. Appearing vigorous on the 18th day of a hunger strike Wednesday, Saddam was made to appear and hear a court-appointed defence lawyer make the final arguments on his behalf, as his defence team are boycotting the hearings. "Remember that Saddam was a soldier and that therefore, if he is condemned to death, he should be shot and not hanged," Saddam declared, speaking of himself in the third person...
  • UK : Soldier families win legal battle

    07/26/2006 2:31:29 AM PDT · by Republicain · 22 replies · 434+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/26/2006
    he families of British soldiers killed in Iraq have won a legal breakthrough in their bid for a full public inquiry into why the UK entered the conflict. The Court of Appeal ruled they were entitled to apply for a judicial review of the government's refusal to hold an independent inquiry. The applicants are relatives of four servicemen who died in military action between 2003 and 2005. Their bid for a judicial review was blocked in the High Court in December.
  • Black Watch kill driver at checkpoint

    11/22/2004 7:50:18 PM PST · by crushelits · 7 replies · 511+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | November 23, 2004 | Michael Evans
    Military police investigate shooting of 'suicide bomber' just after soldiers were maimed in attack A ROYAL Military Police investigation is under way after Black Watch soldiers shot dead the driver of a civilian car that was accelerating towards a checkpoint in central Iraq. The fatal shooting took place on November 7, minutes after two soldiers from the regiment lost their legs in a suicide bombing a mile down the road. Troops at the checkpoint near the Euphrates River in North Babil province, south of Baghdad, were already on heightened alert because of a suicide ambush that had killed three...
  • Bomb Labs, Hostages Found in Fallujah

    11/14/2004 9:16:21 PM PST · by crushelits · 10 replies · 1,840+ views
    hosted.ap.org ^ | Nov 14, 11:42 PM | Edward Harris
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines have found beheading chambers, bomb-making factories and even one Iraqi hostage as they swept through Fallujah - turning up hard evidence of the city's role in the insurgent campaign to drive American forces from Iraq. Marines on Sunday showed off what they called a bomb-making factory, where insurgents prepared roadside explosives and car bombs that have killed hundreds of Iraqi civilians and U.S. troops. Wires, cell phones, Motorola handheld radios and a Plastic foam box packed with C4 plastic explosives sat in the dark building down an alley, along with three balaclava-style masks reading:...
  • ANY WAR DAY IN IRAQ...(photos)

    11/11/2004 1:27:35 PM PST · by crushelits · 18 replies · 2,201+ views
    crushelits | Nov. 11, 2004 | crushelits
     
  • US pushes towards central Falluja

    11/09/2004 8:46:26 AM PST · by anonymoussierra · 17 replies · 790+ views
    BBC News ^ | BBC News
    US and Iraqi soldiers have seized the northern third of Falluja from rebels on the second day of a full-scale assault, the US military says. Troops have been advancing towards the centre, fighting insurgents armed with rifles and mortars street by street. Early on Tuesday the US-led troops reached a key objective early - a mosque in the north part of Falluja. The push into Falluja came as rebels took up positions in the heart of neighbouring Ramadi, eyewitnesses said. They say fighters moved in when US troops withdrew from the town, a former insurgent stronghold. On Tuesday Iraqi interim...
  • US attacks Iraq rebel stronghold

    11/08/2004 2:29:42 PM PST · by anonymoussierra · 7 replies · 483+ views
    BBC News | BBC News
    A full-scale US-led assault on the insurgent-held Iraqi city of Falluja is taking place - an attack which has been threatened for weeks. Up to 15,000 US and Iraqi government troops are involved, backed by aircraft, tanks and artillery. Witnesses report explosions and flares lighting up the sky, and the noise of battle echoing across the city. The top US commander in Iraq, Gen George Casey, said there would be a "major confrontation" inside Falluja. US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld described the insurgents as assassins, terrorists and the remnants of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's regime. The BBC's Paul Wood,...
  • Iraqi PM orders Falluja offensive

    11/08/2004 5:38:30 AM PST · by anonymoussierra · 3 replies · 391+ views
    BBC News ^ | BBC News
    Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has given the go-ahead for a US-led attack on the rebel stronghold of Falluja. Mr Allawi announced a curfew in Falluja and Ramadi from 1800 local time (1500 GMT), and said Baghdad airport and some international borders would be closed. He was speaking as US troops advanced into the western outskirts of the city, where they came under heavy fire. The BBC's Paul Wood in Falluja reports earth-shaking explosions and bright flashes in the vicinity. F18 bombers have been dive-bombing the city, occasionally letting out short bursts of machine-gun fire. Meanwhile fighters in the city...
  • Fixing the problem of Falluja

    11/07/2004 10:29:41 AM PST · by anonymoussierra · 28 replies · 805+ views
    BBC News ^ | BBC News
    As the last light faded at our forward base, the wiry, tough-looking staff sergeant turned to a small group of marines. "We're not going into Falluja to give out fuzzy bears and warm hugs," he said. We were just a short distance from the city the marines expect shortly to storm with overwhelming force of arms. Senior officers here say the final order to go in can come only from the Iraqi Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi. But, in the early hours of Saturday, the marines launched a preliminary attack. This was their biggest military operation since they began steadily tightening...
  • Rebel attacks in Samarra kill 33

    11/06/2004 7:42:46 AM PST · by anonymoussierra · 6 replies · 276+ views
    BBC News ^ | BBC News
    At least 33 people have been killed in car bombs and other attacks in Samarra, north of Baghdad, police say. Two blasts went off outside the mayor's office. A US convoy thought to be trying to reach the scene was also hit. There are also reports that militants attacked three police stations, killing and wounding a number of policemen. Samarra has been cited by the Iraqi government as an example of how they have been able to restore order to areas formerly controlled by rebels. US and Iraqi forces seized control of the Sunni Muslim city in early October. The...
  • It seems like a big confusion in so called democrats minds

    10/29/2004 3:24:15 PM PDT · by Ulysse · 11 replies · 478+ views
    29 10 2004 | Ulysse
    Some posts here are preaching against Irak war and their authors claim to be "republicans". It seems that the posters don't understand islamo terrorist threat in our world.May be they consider 9/11 and others terrorists strikes(Bali,Spain...)as petty crimes.They don't understand that the victory of democracy and freedom in Irak would have huge consequences in Middle East(specialy on Iran and his nuclear weapons plan...) Yes,really,war against terrorism needs intelligence but KERRY seems to miss it! War against terrorism also needs courage, honesty and faith in essential values but traitors have no faith,no convictions but only interests!(electoral interest?) Homosexual mariage is a...
  • IAEA Says It Warned U.S. About Explosives

    10/28/2004 11:40:32 AM PDT · by crushelits · 46 replies · 1,223+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | October 28, 2004 | William J. Kole
    VIENNA, Austria - The U.N. nuclear agency said Thursday it warned the United States about the vulnerability of explosives stored at Iraq (news - web sites)'s Al-Qaqaa military installation after another facility — Iraq's main nuclear complex — was looted in April 2003. Melissa Fleming, a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Associated Press that U.S. officials were cautioned directly about what was stored at Al-Qaqaa, the main high explosives facility in Iraq. Some 377 tons of high explosives — HMX and RDX and PETN — are now missing from the facility, and questions have arisen about...
  • As Bill Clinton Once Said...

    10/27/2004 1:43:58 PM PDT · by crushelits · 436+ views
    rnc.org ^ | Wednesday, October 27, 2004 | Stephen Hayes
    As Bill Clinton Once Said... From The Wall Street Journal By Stephen Hayes Op-Ed October 27, 2004 With Bill Clinton alongside him at a campaign rally on Monday, John Kerry said he'd asked his fellow Democrat if he had anything in common with George W. Bush. Mr. Clinton's tart response ... "In eight days and 12 hours, we will both be former presidents." Well, it appears that Messrs. Clinton and Bush have a lot more in common than that piece of wishful thinking. Both have warned -- Mr. Clinton first, of course -- that the nexus between rogue states like...
  • British troops begin move north

    10/27/2004 9:41:34 AM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 2 replies · 203+ views
    BBC News ^ | BBC News
    A British force has begun moving out of the southern Iraqi city of Basra in a move north to take over operations previously carried out by US forces. The 850-strong battle group led by the 1st Battalion The Black Watch is moving into an area south of Baghdad seen as among the most hostile in the country. About 8,000 UK troops will remain stationed in southern Iraq. The UK agreed last week to Washington's request for the redeployment, which has been controversial in Britain. Critics say it is a political move ahead of the US presidential election - a charge...
  • Increase In War Funding Sought

    10/26/2004 12:21:32 AM PDT · by crushelits · 4 replies · 222+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, October 26, 2004 | Jonathan Weisman and Thomas E. Ricks
    The Bush administration intends to seek about $70 billion in emergency funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan early next year, pushing total war costs close to $225 billion since the invasion of Iraq early last year, Pentagon and congressional officials said yesterday. White House budget office spokesman Chad Kolton emphasized that final decisions on the supplemental spending request will not be made until shortly before the request is sent to Congress. That may not happen until early February, when President Bush submits his budget for fiscal 2006, assuming he wins reelection. But Pentagon and House Appropriations Committee aides...
  • Black Watch prays and prepares for new fight..

    10/24/2004 7:55:47 PM PDT · by crushelits · 15 replies · 806+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | October 25, 2004 | Richard Lloyd Parry in Shaibah logistics base near Basra
    Black Watch soldiers at their last Sunday service in Basra yesterday. Lawless Babil will be the backdrop for the next one Black Watch prays and prepares for new fight “LET us pray,” said the chaplain of Black Watch and, as if on cue, a dull boom sounded over the desert. It was a roadside bomb, they told us later, the kind that goes off from time to time in southern Iraq, planted by insurgents and exploding without injury in a mushroom of dust. Dressed in their sand-coloured Tam O’Shanters, standing in an open-air chapel formed by Warrior armoured cars,...
  • US welcomes UK troop deployment

    10/24/2004 6:06:42 AM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 3 replies · 244+ views
    BBC News ^ | BBC News
    The US has welcomed a decision by the UK to redeploy troops to central Iraq after it asked for assistance. Five hundred Black Watch soldiers and 350 support personnel will move from Basra to the US sector in central Iraq, but remain under British control. US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher praised Britain's support, saying it demonstrated "the kind of role that Britain is prepared to play". Defence chief Gen Michael Walker said the troops would be home for Christmas. The redeployment was announced by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon on Thursday after ministers agreed to the US request, based on...
  • Fierce fighting around Iraqi city

    10/17/2004 2:13:26 PM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 14 replies · 660+ views
    BBC News ^ | BBC News
    US forces and Iraqi militants have been engaged in fresh heavy fighting on the eastern edge of the city of Falluja. US tanks and aircraft pounded insurgent positions and the rebels responded with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades, according to witnesses. Plumes of smoke have been seen in the area of the fighting. Troops pulled back at sunset on Sunday, but are maintaining a blockade around the city in an effort to keep suspected militants from fleeing. US air strikes killed three people in the city overnight on Saturday, hospital sources said. The military operation is seen as a crucial part...
  • US bombers strike at Iraqi city

    10/16/2004 11:45:01 PM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 6 replies · 343+ views
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Overnight strikes by American bombers on the western Iraqi city of Falluja have killed three people, local hospital sources said. Warplanes swooped in on a mission to destroy a "key terrorist checkpoint" in the city's Jolan district, the US military reported. Falluja has been surrounded by US and Iraqi forces seeking to regain control of the Sunni stronghold since Thursday. In the Baghdad area, two US helicopters crashed with the death of two soldiers. 'Key checkpoint ' American bombers attack targets in Falluja - an industrial city of some 300,000 people - almost on a daily basis. They struck again...
  • Fighting for Freedom, Crushing Terrorism (photos)

    10/13/2004 6:13:37 AM PDT · by crushelits · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    Crushelits ^ | October 13, 2004 | Crushelits
    FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM Crushing Terrorism
  • Fighting for Freedom and Terrorism (photos)

    10/10/2004 7:55:57 PM PDT · by crushelits · 7 replies · 688+ views
    Crushelits ^ | October 10, 2004 | Crushelits
    Fighting for Freedom and Terrorism  
  • Militia to Hand Weapons to Iraq Police

    10/09/2004 6:15:34 AM PDT · by crushelits · 16 replies · 692+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 20 minutes ago | NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Saturday they will begin handing weapons over to Iraqi police next week in a major step toward ending weeks of fighting with American soldiers in Baghdad's Sadr City district. Meanwhile, there were reports that British hostage Kenneth Bigley tried to escape before he was beheaded. Grisly footage of the killing was sent to an Arab television station Friday. A senior al-Sadr aide, Ali Smeisem, said the handover of medium and heavy weapons would start Monday at three police stations in Sadr City and last for five days. As a...
  • Which was the nature of Irak's threat?

    10/01/2004 4:36:20 AM PDT · by becvarisi · 9 replies · 227+ views
    Washington Post | 10/1/04 | Becvarisi
    At several instances during the debate Kerry conceded that Irak was a threat: "I did vote to give the authority, because I thought Saddam Hussein was a threat... "I wasn't misleading when I said he [Huessein] was a threat. "I've had one position, one consistent position, that Saddam Hussein was a threat "It was a threat. That's not the issue. The issue is what you do about it." Nevertheless he also said that Irak had no connections to terrorism, and no WMD. It would be interesting to know which was the nature of the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, since...
  • Edwards Called Iraq "Imminent Threat"

    09/30/2004 1:34:52 PM PDT · by crushelits · 13 replies · 516+ views
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh.com
    TRANSCRIPT You know, Kerry is running around -- and even in his answer to Diane Sawyer -- is running around saying that Bush said there was an imminent threat in Iraq, and Bush has never said there was an imminent threat in Iraq. He said there was a gathering threat. We needed to take action before it became imminent. But we found out who has said it was an imminent threat. A senator, in fact, and it occurred on CNN's Late Edition some time in the year 2002. It would be Senator Edwards, the vice presidential running mate with Senator...
  • YOU MUST SEE THIS KILL... You'll feel better afterwards!

    09/22/2004 10:23:04 AM PDT · by crushelits · 117 replies · 10,504+ views
    OUR TROOPS IN ACTION! YOU MUST SEE THIS!Click here: to See  WATCH OUTAbu Musab (DOG) al-Zarqawi.
  • Polish soldiers in standoff with Iraq militants

    08/13/2004 6:30:38 PM PDT · by anonymoussierra · 60 replies · 943+ views
    .alertnet ^ | .alertnet
    (Re-leads with overnight plans) WARSAW, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A group of about 20 Polish soldiers will spend the night at a police station in Hilla, southern Iraq, where they are surrounded by a group of militants, the Polish army said on Friday. The soldiers went to the aid of Iraqi policemen who had been surrounded by a demonstration of around 250 people loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, military spokesmen said, adding that some of the demonstrators had since left the area. "We don't want to endanger our soldiers by moving them out during the night," Lieutenant Colonel Artur...
  • Salvador stays in Irak (no Spanish chickens here ...)

    04/20/2004 9:00:06 PM PDT · by j_accuse · 27 replies · 634+ views
    ElSalvador.com ^ | April 20, 2004 | ElSalvador.com
    5 wounded Salvadoran soldiers flown home. The rest will stay in Nayaf.Congressman Cass Ballenger spends time with Salvadoran soldiers Coalition troops honor Natividad Mendez, killed by an al Sadr shiite mobTaps for Salvadoran hero Flying into Iraq Cuscatlan Batallion of El Salvador
  • Hardliner: Harvard historian Richard Pipes shaped the [Reagan's] aggressive approach to the [USSR]

    11/19/2003 3:31:08 AM PST · by risk · 8 replies · 407+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/2/2003 | Sam Tanenhaus
    <p>Harvard historian Richard Pipes shaped the Reagan administration's aggressive approach to the Soviet Union. His support for confrontation over containment prefigured the Bush foreign policy of today.</p> <p>OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, the Bush administration has inspired one of the more stimulating scavenger hunts in recent memory -- the search for the Ur-theorist of its bold foreign policy initiatives. With each new turn another name has emerged. "Regime change" gave us the political philosopher Leo Strauss. The "shock and awe" campaign brought forth the Cold War calculations of military strategist Albert Wohlstetter. Hints of follow-up aggression against Syria and North Korea had some consulting Trotsky's writings on "permanent revolution."</p>
  • Kurdish agitation threatens calm in Iraq's north region

    07/15/2003 8:18:44 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 174+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/13/2003 | Mike Dorning
    KUZEEN, Iraq -- The battle-hardened Kurdish guerrillas who patrol the high mountain trails of northern Iraq are quiet for now. But the signals of impatience that their leaders are sending raise the possibility that they might soon stir again--and add another complication for the U.S. forces occupying Iraq. - Snip Also, an attack launched from U.S.-controlled territory would be an embarrassment for the Bush administration, which has made maintaining calm in the region part of its efforts in Iraq. The United States has declared the PKK and its successor terrorist organizations. - Snip In May, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz...
  • Allies balk at sending troops

    07/10/2003 2:23:38 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 22 replies · 238+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 7/10/2003 | Tom Squitieri and Dave Moniz
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon (news - web sites) is beginning to bring some of the longest-serving ground troops home from Iraq (news - web sites) but is having trouble with its long-term plan to replace American troops with soldiers from other nations. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Committee (news - web sites) on Wednesday that the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, which played a central role in capturing Baghdad in April, will be home by September. But Army Gen. Tommy Franks, who just stepped down as commander of U.S. forces in the region, said the current number...
  • Why should the Turks want me dead?

    07/09/2003 5:45:41 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 13 replies · 214+ views
    Hurriyet ^ | 7/9/2003 | Faruk Zabci
    After the Turkish special forces team based in Suleymaniye had been detained and subsequently released under suspicion of plotting to assassinate him, the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk, Abdurrahman Mustafa, brke his silence for the first time for the Turkish daily Hurriyet. He expressed his disbelief with the words: "Why should Turkey want me dead?" In response to Hurriyet's question "Do you have a statement regarding the detention of the Turkish special forces" the governor replied: "I haven't got a clue what's going on! I haven't been given any information." Yet it seemed impossible that a governor who was contantly...
  • Iraq Oil Export Pipeline Hit by Bombing

    07/08/2003 5:17:55 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 18 replies · 194+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/8/2003 | Michael Georgy
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq (news - web sites)'s northern export pipeline via Turkey was damaged by a new sabotage blast over the weekend in another setback for Baghdad's battered oil sector, a senior Iraqi oil ministry official said on Tuesday. The official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters Iraq was also facing what he called widespread "economic sabotage" along a pipeline from Iraq's southern oilfields. "The Iraq-Turkey pipeline was sabotaged 36 hours ago," he said. "It will take two weeks to repair if there are no new explosions and we still have several damaged areas on the pipeline...