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  • Iraq militia stone youths to death for "emo" style (Obama hands over Iraq to Iran)

    03/11/2012 12:12:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | 3/10/2012 | Ahmed Rasheed and Mohammed Ameer
    At least 14 youths have been stoned to death in Baghdad in the past three weeks in what appears to be a campaign by Shi'ite militants against youths wearing Western-style "emo" clothes and haircuts, security and hospital sources say. Militants in Shi'ite neighborhoods where the stonings have taken place circulated lists on Saturday naming more youths targeted to be killed if they do not change the way they dress. The killings have taken place since Iraq's interior ministry drew attention to the "emo" subculture last month, labeling it "Satanism" and ordering a community police force to stamp it out. "Emo"...
  • Iraq tells Iran no arms to Syria to cross its territory

    03/17/2012 9:23:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Saturday, March 17, 2012 | AFP
    Iraq has informed Iran that it will not permit arms shipments to Syria to pass through or over its territory, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said on Saturday. Baghdad informed Teheran through the Iranian ambassador 'that Iraq will not permit the use of its air space or its territory for the transit of any arms cargo to Syria,' Mr Dabbagh said in a statement. 'No cargo of arms nor munitions coming from any party or country will pass the air space or borders of Iraq, and no combatant from any side will have the right of passage to Syria,' he added....
  • Exclusive Video - Waters: Netanyahu Lying, Israel Won't Attack Iran Alone

    03/16/2012 2:29:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a gathering of anti-war activists in Los Angeles on March 12 that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misleading the public about Israel’s willingness to confront Iran alone, and that he had privately assured President Barack Obama that Israel would not go to war without U.S. backing. The week before, Netanyahu had used a visit to Washington to convey the message that Israel was prepared to act alone if necessary. That message was necessary, given the Obama administration's record of wavering on Iran, and its public attempts to dissuade Israel
  • Are the MEK’s U.S. friends its worst enemies?

    03/13/2012 6:16:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    For years, a slew of advocates - many of whom have been paid for their services -- have flooded U.S. airwaves on behalf of the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK), a State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization opposed to the Iranian regime. After months of difficult negotiations, the MEK has finally begun moving out of its secretive Iraqi home near the Iranian border, called Camp Ashraf. But the group's American advocates have now become a major obstacle in the international effort to move the MEK to a new home in Iraq and avoid a bloody clash with the Iraqi military, officials say. U.N....
  • Americans Weary of Nation Building

    03/12/2012 1:20:37 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 49 replies
    IBD ^ | March 9, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Americans — left, right, Democrats and Republicans — are all sick of thankless nation-building in the Middle East. Yet democratization was not our first choice, but rather a last resort after prior failures. The U.S. had long ago supplied Afghan insurgents, who expelled the Soviets after a decade of fighting. Then we left. The country descended into even worse medievalism under the Taliban. So after removing the Taliban, who had hosted the perpetrators of 9/11, we promised in 2001 to stay on. We won the first Gulf War in 1991. Then most of our forces left the region. The result...
  • 500 tons of yellowcake sent to Canada via Iraq?

    07/15/2008 6:39:16 PM PDT · by Conservababe · 30 replies · 710+ views
    Does anyone have any information of 500 tons of yellowcake being sent to Canada from Iraq?
  • Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for "emo" haircuts (Ah, yes, more from the religion of peace!)

    03/11/2012 12:39:07 AM PST · by jda · 16 replies
    alakhbar English ^ | 09 March 2012
    At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with "emo" appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it "devil worshiping", activists said. Iraq's Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry's website condemning the "emo phenomenon" among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to "eliminate" the trend. "The 'Emo phenomenon' or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it's detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger," the statement read. {snip}...
  • Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for "emo" haircuts

    03/10/2012 8:27:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    al-akhbar.com ^ | March 9, 2012
    At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with "emo" appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it "devil worshiping", activists said. Iraq's Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry's website condemning the "emo phenomenon" among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to "eliminate" the trend. "The 'Emo phenomenon' or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it's detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger," the statement read. "They...
  • Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for “emo” haircuts

    03/10/2012 7:53:46 AM PST · by bayouranger · 27 replies
    faithfreedom.org ^ | 10MAR12 | Ali Sina
    At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it “devil worshiping”, activists said. Iraq’s Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry’s website condemning the “emo phenomenon” among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to “eliminate” the trend. “The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger,” the statement read. “They...
  • Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists

    03/09/2012 5:38:10 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 250 replies · 1+ views
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Friday, 09 March 2012 | Al Arabiya
    Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having “emo” haircuts. Activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar daily that at least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death by the Moral Police in the country in the past month. The violent crackdown against “emo” Iraqi teenagers came after the Iraqi interior ministry declared them as “devil worshippers.” “The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being probed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate it as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming...
  • U.S. troops gone, al Qaeda makes Iraq peace elusive

    03/09/2012 11:04:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 9, 2012 8:18am EST | Yara Bayoumy
    f Iraqis were hoping that the withdrawal of U.S. forces last year would finally mean the end of war, al Qaeda and its Sunni militant allies are determined to prove otherwise. Daily bombings and shootings remain an endemic feature of life. In the past three months, al Qaeda-linked fighters have been blamed for attacks that have killed at least 250 people. In a particularly poignant reminder of militants' potency this week, gunmen in unauthorized uniforms of special commandos drove from checkpoint to checkpoint in the western town of Haditha before dawn, gunning down police. They killed 27 including two officers...
  • Iraqi Security Force Update March 2012

    03/06/2012 8:23:49 AM PST · by DJ Elliott · 1 replies
    Montrose Toast Blog ^ | 6 March 2012 | DJ Elliott
    This Iraqi Security Force (ISF) update provides a summary of changes to the ISF during February 2012. The Iraqi Security Force Order of Battle is updated as of 29 February 2012. Highlights in this update include: - KRG receives 5 helicopters for police. - Operational Commands converting to Corps?; 11th Division moving to Wasit?; IA Mountain Force to be formed?; More M113s or duplicative reporting?; K1A1 tanks for Iraq?; Armor update. - Aerospace Defense Command re-established?; “8th Batch” of EC635s delivered; Korean T-50 Jet Trainer still in contention. - MoI controls Independent Security Battalions?
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq mounts comeback: Claims a string of fatal bombings

    03/05/2012 10:11:56 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Osama bin Laden-inspired terrorist group that sank the country into sectarian violence five years ago, is trying to make a comeback in post-U.S.-occupied Iraq, analysts and intelligence officials say. Washington is closely watching whether AQI, as it is called, in the next year can reassemble networks smashed by the U.S. counterterrorism campaign. American commandos and intelligence officers killed AQI leader Abu Musab Zarqawi in 2006 and then scores of other chieftains until, by 2011, the group was decimated. But right after the last U.S. troops left Iraq in mid-December, the Sunni Muslim AQI claimed responsibility...
  • Officials: Gunmen Kill Over 2 Dozen Police Officers in Shooting Spree in Western Iraq

    03/05/2012 4:31:49 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    -excerpt- The killings began with the gang kidnapping two police commanders from their homes in the western Iraqi city of Haditha around 2 a.m. It ended with the gang raising the flag of Al Qaeda at a police checkpoint...
  • Obama’s Hypocritical Praise of Iraq War Veterans

    03/01/2012 10:18:19 AM PST · by The Shrew · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Maggie's Farm ^ | March 1, 2012 | Bruce Kesler
    Whomever wrote President Obama’s speech at a dinner last night to honor Iraq War veterans did an excellent job of highlighting the vets’ qualities and their lessons to all Americans. (Emphasis added) However, it is praise that is election year hypocrisy. You taught us about duty. Blessed to live in the land of the free, you could have opted for an easier path. But you know that freedom is not free. And so you volunteered and you stepped forward, and you raised your hand and you took an oath -- to protect and defend; to serve a cause greater than...
  • Iraq Violence Kills Eight

    02/29/2012 9:10:42 AM PST · by combat_boots · 4 replies · 1+ views
    AFP via Al Manar ^ | 2/29/2012 | Local Editor
    Eight people were killed on Wednesday, including four security forces, in different attacks across Iraq. In Baghdad, a car bomb in the eastern Ameen neighbourhood killed three people and wounded at least nine, security and medical officials said. Another car bomb in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, 175 kilometers north of Baghdad, struck as an army-police patrol was passing. Four security force members -- an army lieutenant colonel, another soldier and two policemen -- were killed, and two soldiers, a policeman and a civilian were wounded, according to Lieutenant Colonel Jassim al-Bayati of Tuz police and Dr Hidayet Mustafa at...
  • Remembering Marine Sgt. Oscar Canon, A Superstar

    02/29/2012 8:00:56 AM PST · by NEMDF · 2 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/24/2012 | Joseph Shapiro
    After the explosion of the rocket-propelled grenade on a road in Fallujah, Oscar Canon saw the white of his own thigh bone. At the medical unit, the young Marine sergeant grabbed the doctor by his collar and yelled, "Don't cut off my f***ing leg." That was in October of 2004 and the first of dozens of surgeries — 72 separate operations, by a family member's count — that saved his leg. (Full article at link)
  • Lawmakers unite at anti-war town hall [Look who RINO Walter Jones is hanging out with now]

    02/25/2012 3:33:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 10 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 21, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- In an odd political bedfellows moment, three North Carolina congressmen - two progressive Democrats and one religious-right Republican - joined forces Monday to urge the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. At an anti-war town hall meeting in the Legislative Building, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and Democratic U.S. Reps.David Price and Brad Miller sought to keep the pressure on the administration to end the American combat operations by the middle of 2013. "Our concern is that too many times, administrations will say that the date for coming home is a year from now, 18 months...
  • Western powers call Syrian referendum on new constitution a 'sham'

    02/26/2012 11:47:23 AM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/26/12 | AP
    DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria's authoritarian regime held a referendum on a new constitution Sunday, a gesture by embattled President Bashar Assad to placate those seeking his ouster. But the opposition deemed it an empty gesture and the West immediately dismissed the vote as a "sham." SNIP Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Sunday's vote "a cynical ploy." "It's a phony referendum, and it is going to be used by Assad to justify what he's doing to other Syrian citizens," she said in an interview with CBS News in Rabat, Morocco. Speaking to reporters in Rabat, Clinton called on Syrians...
  • Over 9000 dead in Syria in 11 months: Syrian Opposition

    02/26/2012 10:22:37 AM PST · by Milagros · 27 replies
    IBNLive.com ^ | 02/24/12
    Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 08:10am IST Opposition groups in Syria claim over 100 people were killed on Thursday, taking to toll to over 9000 in the last 11 months.