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  • Mass grave holds victims of Saddam's last purge (MUST READ)

    04/25/2003 2:39:45 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 23 replies · 221+ views
    The Times ^ | April 26, 2003 | Catherine Philp
    IT WAS the stench that hit us first, gusting like a chemical cloud across the prison courtyard. The smell, unmistakable to anyone who has scented it, of human flesh slowly decomposing just under the surface of the earth. One by one, the grave diggers, toiling in a dust storm under a blazing sky, lifted the crumbling bodies from the clay-lined mass grave stretching along the prison lawn, in the shadow of an empty watchtower on top of the sprawling prison block. Each of the 13 corpses pulled from the ground was still dressed in his blue-and-white-striped prison pyjamas, his hands...
  • Washington Post blames Charles Krauthammer for the Iraq war in the opening line of his obituary.

    06/21/2018 5:38:57 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 25 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 6-21-18 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Washington Post blames Charles Krauthammer for the Iraq war in the opening line of his obituary.
  • John McCain’s shocking concession on the Iraq War: it was a “mistake”

    05/26/2018 10:09:31 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 70 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 25, 2018 | Wanda Carruthers
    Sen. John McCain in his new memoir makes the confession that the Iraq War was a "mistake" and says he shoulders part of the blame, Vox reported Friday. He explained the Iraq War "can't be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very serious one, and I have to accept my share of the blame for it." McCain was a steadfast supporter of the initiative to go to war with Iraq during the administration of former President George W. Bush. "I came out of the Vietnam War convinced that frankly we could have won, and we had it won,"...
  • Meanwhile, There's A War On

    01/12/2006 4:15:22 AM PST · by saveliberty · 45 replies · 1,082+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | 1/11/2006 | John Hinderaker
    Meanwhile, There's A War On by John HinderakerWe noted here the mysteriously under-covered story of the three would-be terrorists who were arrested in Italy after vowing to launch an attack on America that would dwarf September 11. A reader sent us a link to this article, which has more: The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely...
  • Sources: President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff

    04/12/2018 6:37:00 PM PDT · by ethom · 72 replies
    President Donald Trump is poised to pardon Scooter J. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to sources familiar with the president’s thinking. The president has already signed off on the pardon, which is something he has been considering for several months, sources told ABC News. The move would mark another controversial pardon for Trump and could raise questions as an increasing number of the president’s political allies have landed themselves in legal jeopardy. The White House has repeatedly said that no pardons are currently on the table for people caught up in the Russia...
  • UN Doesn’t Recognize The Christian Genocide In Iraq: This New Documentary Does

    03/08/2018 12:23:18 AM PST · by Sontagged · 5 replies ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Miriam Diez Bosch
    "It's been an authentic genocide, according to the definition in international law." “For me, it has been a very intense experience to be in those towns, which have been destroyed, laid waste by persecution. It’s been an authentic genocide, according to the definition in international law.” These are Fernando de Haro’s words to Aleteia, after spending the past several days “overwhelmed by news of 850 families who had returned to their towns after the defeat of Daesh, and that had to flee once more due to the confrontation between Kurds and Iraqis.” De Haro is the director of a new...
  • 4 More Hours of Iraq War News - Bombing Baghdad and Jessica Lynch Rescued

    02/20/2018 10:03:20 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 6pm ET Several fires in center of city those show secondary explosions; capture terror camp in northern Iraq; Senator Frisk talks to soldier families; troops haven't yet reached banned weapons areas; fiercest fighting awaits us; aghast at Peter Arnett interview on Iraqi TV Iraq War - Part 2 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 7pm ET Suicide attacks on troops; troops 50 miles from Baghdad; Marine Huey accident; Peter Arnett says invasion failed; training center with nuclear suits and antidotes; Secret police hq hit in Mosul; Mosul...
  • Colin Powell's Speech to the UN, preceding the Iraq War in 2003 - on YouTube

    02/19/2018 5:33:10 PM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    I've also uploaded the Leadin to the Speech from the various news channels.
  • Another four hours of 2003 Iraq War, Tapes 21 and 22

    02/18/2018 8:06:11 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Tape 21 - White House News Conference - 9 Apr 2003 2:30pm ET Ari Fleischer News Conference - press trying to get Bush to say when war will be over; celebration in street; press following Iraqi ambassador (the game is over - we hope peace will prevail); compares this to Baghdad Bob saying corner of airport left so that the US could run in during bombing pauses to take pictures Iraq War - Part 2 - Tape 21 - Baghdad Celebrating - 9 Apr 2003 3:30pm ET - MSNBC Quiet after nightfall; Col. Jack...
  • Four more hours of the Iraq War, 2003, news coverage are up on YouTube

    02/17/2018 11:41:10 AM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Tape 15 - Saddam and Sons Escaped Bombs - 8 Apr 2003 - 10:45pm ET Rodgers with 3-7th Cavalry; North with 1st Marine Exped Force - stiff resistance, fedayeen in black turning out to be mostly foreigners, not Iraqis; Saddam's torture; capturing ammo; Iraqi soldiers taking off uniforms, air supremacy; bulk of intense fighting Iraq War - Part 2 - Tape 15 - Saddam and Sons Escaped Bombs - 8 Apr 2003 - 11:45pm ET Saddam's torture; US arming Iraqi opposition; locking down the city; F-15E crashed in hostile territory; British intel says Saddam...
  • Tape 14 of the Iraq War is up - 2 hours; includes Baghdad Bob

    02/16/2018 2:55:12 PM PST · by mairdie · 1 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Tape 14 - Baghdad Bob - Iraqi Militias - 8 Apr 2003 - 3pm ET Won't go into urban areas where militias are located; Baghdad Bob; Marines going after artillery; Pat Buchanan - civilian casualties talked about by Al Jazeera; Saddam dead or alive; Bin Laden tape asking for jihad; Mansour district; Winston S. Churchill Iraq War - Part 2 - Tape 14 Basrah - 8 Apr 2003 - 4pm ET Newt Gingrich; Blair & Bush; if Saddam dead, what then; coalition exerting pressure; unconventional warfare continues; sign of quick end to war; snipers;...
  • Four more hours of the Iraq war is up on YouTube

    02/13/2018 3:56:56 PM PST · by mairdie · 16 replies
    Tape 9, Part 1 4 bunker buster bombs dropped from a B1 to get the Iraq government - Saddam and his sons; human intelligence said they would be there; now a crater; by end of tape still not sure what they got Tape 9, Part 2 Attack on Monsour neighborhood to get leadership; near Grand Mosque; more tape of the neighborhood; attack on 3rd Infantry tanks which return fire; shots fired into US held palace; battles in Baghdad Tape 10, Part 1 Al Jazeera hit in Baghdad; former CIA and special forces discussing; animations of the bombing; Iraqis trading fire...
  • More of the April 2003 News Tapes of the Iraq War

    02/11/2018 8:49:06 AM PST · by mairdie · 7 replies
    My plan is to clear away the Iraq War tapes before going on to a different time period. I've just encoded 10 more hours of tape here. And, yes, I know how some people feel about Bush and the war, but that doesn't make these less historically interesting or factual of the opinions of the time.
  • 3 More Tapes from the start of the 2003 Iraq War, 9 April 2003, up in my YouTube News Playlist

    01/23/2018 6:32:45 AM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    The new tapes are numbers 17, 19 and 20 that I recorded 9 April 2003. Tape 18 had been up. They include the CENTCOM Briefing, soldiers joining civilians trying to bring down the Saddam statue and actually bringing the statue down, and the Donald Rumsfeld Pentanon Briefing.
  • Second Tape of Finding Saddam, Part I - 14 Dec 2003

    01/22/2018 12:55:59 PM PST · by mairdie · 23 replies
    Second Tape of Finding Saddam, Part 2 - 14 Dec 2003 A young gentleman who had been 8 years old when this happened asked me to put up more of my news tapes of the event. I'll be doing that over the next few days.
  • N.Korea 'Runs Naval Suicide Squads

    05/01/2010 7:32:29 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 719+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | 3/30/2010 | The Chosun Ilbo
    Former North Korean soldiers who defected to South Korea on Monday claimed "underwater suicide squads" may have been responsible for the mysterious sinking of a South Korean naval vessel on Friday. They are similar to the underwater demolition teams operated by the South Korean Navy, the defectors claimed. Recruited from the cream among North Korea's naval commandos, members of the teams are treated well but undergo brutal training. According to one high-ranking North Korean defector, the North formed suicide attack squads in each branch of the military after the country's leader Kim Jong-il said during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq...
  • Critics of the War -- And Their False Charges

    08/13/2003 2:49:56 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 36 replies · 415+ views
    Critics of the War -- And Their False Charges By Vin Weber Wall Street Journal | August 13, 2003 Critics of the war are back in business. The Bush administration, they say, decided to go to war regardless of the facts. Having made that decision, it then amassed as much evidence to support its case as it could, to the point of intentionally exaggerating (or worse) the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's regime. The charge is false -- demonstrably so. The Bush case for going into Iraq was based largely on findings of U.N. and International Atomic Energy Agency weapons...
  • Cindy Sheehan: Bush was 'pretty rude' after son's death, 'not shocked' by Trump

    10/18/2017 12:42:13 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2017
    Cindy Sheehan says President Trump's allegedly insensitive remarks to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger aren't surprising to her, and that former President George W. Bush had a similarly difficult time with her family after her son Casey's 2004 death in Iraq. Bush's treatment of grieving military family members, including Sheehan, who camped outside his Texas ranch to protest the Iraq War, is upheld frequently as an example for Trump to follow. But Sheehan said Bush's attempt to comfort her family and others was rife with awkwardness and upsetting moments, and said she's "not shocked" to read that...
  • Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies

    11/15/2005 10:52:47 AM PST · by parnasokan · 54 replies · 2,034+ views
    november 15, 2005
    Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Here follows an interesting article from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. I make no comment at all other than ‘read it’. Very soon, under the title “The Rockefeller Connection”, I will post something revealing, something important that until now passed completely under the Radar Screen. Stay tuned .. Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Il GIORNALE 13 November 2005 By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi October 9 2002, Rome. Elisabetta Burba, journalist with Panorama magazine, crosses Via Veneto. At the American Embassy someone is waiting...
  • Boxer Staff Stonewalls Military Mom on Code Pink 'Fallujah Aid' Letter

    10/19/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill staff is stonewalling a request by military mother Beverly Perlson for a copy of a reported diplomatic letter provided by the California Democrat to the leftwing group Code Pink/Global Exchange in support of the delivery of $600,000 in cash and aid to the “other side” in Fallujah, Iraq in late 2004. Perlson, whose son has served four tours in the war on terror, is founder of the pro-troops group The Band of Mothers.After initially telling Perlson the letter could not be found, Boxer’s staff has given Perlson the run around. Since she first made her...