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  • Kuwait Draws Up Charges Against Saddam

    05/11/2005 3:49:33 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Associated Press via Newsday ^ | May 11, 2005 | Diana Elias
    KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwaiti prosecutors have drawn up a list of charges against ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and hundreds of his officials for alleged war crimes committed during Iraq's occupation of the Gulf nation, the prosecutor general said Wednesday. The list will be delivered to the Iraqi court that will try Saddam and other former regime members and the new charges will be added to the existing allegations, prosecutor general Hamed al-Othman said, according to the state-owned Kuwait News Agency. Saddam, who was captured in December 2003, already faces charges in Iraq that include killing rival politicians during his...
  • Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead

    06/08/2016 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lucas Laursen
    In a waist-high trench alongside Spain’s national Highway 1, a dozen volunteers wearing rubber gloves brush tan clay from crumbling human bones. Their knees rest on foam cushions, and a white tent shades them from the summer sun. It’s July 2011—a full 75 summers after Spain erupted in the Civil War that put the bones of 59 civilians in the ground here. A few steps away from the trench, volunteers hold microphones up to the murmuring mouths of elders from the town of Gumiel de Izán, in the north-central region of Castilla y León. The elders, who harbor memories of...
  • Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

    11/17/2015 7:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/15 | Sophy Ridge
    As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the ground. Strewn casually alongside it are a couple of pairs of scissors, some household keys and a shoe. Bank notes flutter in the dirt. But, if you look a little closer, the scene becomes a horror show. Clumps of hair and fragments of bone poke grotesquely...
  • Mexico search for 43 missing students in Iguala has turned up 60 mass graves with 129 bodies

    07/27/2015 8:02:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    fox News ^ | 07/27/2015
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico's attorney general says authorities have found at least 60 mass graves with 129 bodies in the southern city of Iguala since the disappearance of 43 college students there last September, a case in which the government says the youths were killed and incinerated. The attorney general's office says the number of bodies found from October to May could be more, because it is counting only those instances in which its mass grave specialists get involved. Iguala is a municipality of 120,000 people 200 kilometers (160 miles) south of Mexico City. A confrontation between students and police...
  • Fight for the rights of the unborn, and think no less of a child born out of wedlock...

    06/15/2014 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) Fight for the rights of the unborn. 2.) Think no less of a baby/infant/child brought to you without any parent, without any Godparents, as you do not know the future. Which to you is better: baptizing a baby brought to you by good RC parents,that God knows will grow up to deny your faith and be a hell-raiser, or one that asas no one there with him/her or born out ofof wedlock to lapsed parents that God knows will turn out to be righteous?. Who cares about then and there? God told Samuel that He can see what no...
  • Can an infant be baptized, be raised by believing parents & later turn from the faith?

    06/15/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 290 replies
    6/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) An infant is baptized, is raised by believing parents and later when older turns from the faith. 2.) An infant is baptized, has no believing parents to be raised by, and when older doesn't turn from the faith. Given that the antithesis exists for 1 & 2, wouldn't it be prudent for the priest to baptize the fortunate infant as well as the unfortunate, as either could remain faithful when older, show perseverance against high odds, and no priest knows the future - only God Almighty? Given that only God knows the future, perhaps withholding baptism isn't an option...
  • Volunteer For Auschwitz Among Polish War Heroes Buried In Mass Grave By Poland's Communist Regime

    Man who volunteered for Auschwitz among war heroes Poland searching for in mass grave WARSAW, Poland - It could hardly have been a riskier mission: infiltrate Auschwitz to chronicle Nazi atrocities. Witold Pilecki survived nearly three years as an inmate in the death camp, managing to smuggle out word of executions before making a daring escape. But the Polish resistance hero was crushed by the post-war communist regime — tried on trumped-up charges and executed. Six decades on, Poland hopes Pilecki's remains will be identified among the entangled skeletons and shattered skulls of resistance fighters being excavated from a mass...
  • Dozens of bodies found buried in Texas (major Ouija Board fail)

    LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas -- Dozens of bodies have been found in a mass grave in Liberty County, officials said Tuesday. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 25 to 30 bodies were buried at the intersection of County Roads 2049 and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta. The bodies are those of children, according to preliminary reports. The FBI was called in to assist the investigation.
  • 13 bodies found in house in northern Mexican state

    04/16/2011 2:20:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    AP ^ | April16, 2011
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Ten complete bodies, three headless bodies and four severed heads were found when authorities dug up a pit in a house in the Mexican state of Durango, authorities said Friday. Authorities are determining whether some of the heads belonged to the bodies. The badly decayed corpses — which have not yet been identified — were taken to a morgue for autopsies, the Durango state prosecutor's office said in a statement. Durango has been the scene of a bloody turf battle between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas gang. The grisly discovery comes as mass graves with...
  • Marines Find 72 Bodies at Suspected Drug Cartel Dumping Ground in Northern Mexico

    08/25/2010 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2010 | Fox News
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico following a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead, the Navy reported late Tuesday. The cadavers of 58 men and 14 women were found at a spot near the Gulf coast south of the border city of Matamoros. It appears to be the largest drug-cartel body dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in late 2006. "The federal government categorically condemns the barbarous acts committed...
  • Hundreds of Chilldren Found in Mass Grave (Iraq)

    02/26/2010 5:52:58 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 84 replies · 3,475+ views ^ | 2/25/10 | Mihemed Eli Zalla
    Anfal genocide was a campaign against the Kurds in 1980s. It was aimed at the elimination of the Kurds in Iraq, by destroying and burning Kurdish villages down. Killing and burying alive the people of these villages. It costed over 200,000 lives of innocent Kurds. A group of experts from ministry of Anfaled and Martyrs are to excavate these graves soon. The graves hold remnants of 272 children and the oldest one among them is a 16 year old girl. A pregnant woman is also among them, added Amin.
  • Kurdish Mass Grave Discovered in Iraq

    05/18/2009 12:59:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 893+ views
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Kurdish Mass Grave Discovered in Iraq The Iraqi Human Rights Ministry announced that a mass grave has been discovered in southern Najaf, containing the bodies of 3,000 Kurds murdered by the Saddam Hussein regime. It should be noted that about 100,000 Kurds were murdered by this regime, and that, even six years after its fall, the bodies of thousands of murdered civilians remain undiscovered. In Najaf alone, 48 mass graves have been found. Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), May 17, 2009. Posted at: 2009-05-17
  • Witness to Genocide

    01/11/2009 7:13:30 PM PST · by nuconvert · 36 replies · 1,580+ views
    ARCHAEOLOGY ^ | January/February 2009 | Heather Pringle
    In May 1988, a prison guard checked Taymour Abdullah Ahmad's name off a list and directed him to a bus idling in the Popular Army camp in Topzawa, southwest of Kirkuk. The camp was one of Iraq's grimmest prisons. During his month-long internment there, the 12-year-old Kurdish boy watched guards beating male prisoners senseless with lengths of coaxial cable. He had seen four children weaken and then die of starvation. He stood helplessly as a guard stripped his father to his undershorts and led him off to his death. So Taymour was not sorry to see the last of Topzawa....
  • Researchers: WWII Marines entombed on atoll

    11/26/2008 7:08:54 PM PST · by Dubya · 35 replies · 2,724+ views
    Expedition could lead to largest identification of war dead in U.S. history
  • AP IMPACT: Thousands killed by US's Korean ally

    05/18/2008 3:30:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 97 replies · 168+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2008 | CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG
    DAEJEON, South Korea - Grave by mass grave, South Korea is unearthing the skeletons and buried truths of a cold-blooded slaughter from early in the Korean War, when this nation's U.S.-backed regime killed untold thousands of leftists and hapless peasants in a summer of terror in 1950. With U.S. military officers sometimes present, and as North Korean invaders pushed down the peninsula, the southern army and police emptied South Korean prisons, lined up detainees and shot them in the head, dumping the bodies into hastily dug trenches. Others were thrown into abandoned mines or into the sea. Women and children...
  • Forensics Team Gives Voice to Saddam’s Fallen, Shows U.S. Values

    04/17/2008 4:54:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 131+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2008 – Dr. Michael “Sonny” Trimble saw evidence of Saddam Hussein’s brutality firsthand as he led a team that excavated nine mass graves in Iraq, then looked evil in the eye as he testified in an Iraqi court against the regime’s atrocities. A mass graves investigation team working under the leadership of Dr. Michael “Sonny” Trimble excavates a mass grave in Iraq to provide Iraqi courts evidence of Saddam Hussein’s role in genocide and crimes against humanity. Photo by Timothy Bradshaw   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But through those horrors, Trimble said, he witnessed...
  • Khmer Rouge torture chief weeps at "Killing Fields" (U N-backed tribunal)

    02/26/2008 12:45:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 329+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/08 | Ek Madra
    CHOEUNG EK, Cambodia (Reuters) - The chief torturer under the Khmer Rouge "Killing Fields" regime wept and prayed on Tuesday as he led the judges who will try him for crimes against humanity around the mass graves for some of its victims. Duch, also known as Kaing Guek Eav, accompanied 80 judges, lawyers and other officials of a U.N.-backed tribunal to the 129 graves, uncovered after a Vietnamese invasion sent the Khmer Rouge back to the jungles in 1979. "I saw Duch kneel in front of the trees where Khmer Rouge soldiers smashed children to death," a policeman told reporters...
  • Torture center found in northern Iraq

    12/20/2007 6:17:01 AM PST · by FortWorthPatriot · 15 replies · 754+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2007 | BRADLEY BROOKS
    BAGHDAD - U.S. soldiers found mass graves north of Baghdad next to a torture center where chains were attached to blood-spattered walls and a metal bed frame was still connected to an electrical shock system, the military said Thursday. Separately, at least 13 Iraqis were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a group of people who had gathered around U.S. soldiers handing out holiday gifts northeast of Baghdad, authorities said. It was not immediately known if any soldiers were killed or wounded. A car bomb exploded outside a liquor store in central Baghdad, killing three civilians and wounding another nine,...
  • The riddle of Afghan graves (Soviets or Taliban?)

    07/31/2007 8:12:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 892+ views
    The riddle of Afghan graves By Bilal Sarwary BBC News, Kabul On a dusty desert plain a few kilometres north of Kabul, Afghan security officials recently revealed to reporters the latest mass grave discovered in the country. Some of the bodies were still in a sitting position in rooms built underground the former weapons depot in the Shomali plain. Others were in a lying position. Some still had clothes on. What is known is that the bodies are of victims of Afghanistan's war-torn past. But what is not known is - from which war? Afghanistan is no stranger to such...
  • Mass Grave Of Quakers Uncovered (UK)

    06/22/2007 2:40:36 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 975+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-22-2007
    Mass grave of Quakers uncovered A meeting of the Society of Friends in its early days A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of followers of the Quaker religious movement has been uncovered in Cambridgeshire. Environment Agency workers found the rare Quaker burial site while carrying out work for flood defences at St Ives. Sixteen bodies were in the unmarked grave dating back to the late 1600s. Archaeologists described the find as "remarkable and unusual" as it gave an insight into Quaker burial practices just after the movement started. Pipe facet The Society of Friends was still emerging and...
  • Albanian Necrophilia (just another Albanian mass grave lie)

    06/12/2007 4:33:27 AM PDT · by dj_animal_2000 · 6 replies · 847+ views
    The Republican Riot ^ | June 10th, 2007 | Julia Gorin
    And while the merry Serbs are reveling in their “Prayer” sweeping the Eurovision Song Contest and busy themselves with cheering their young tennis stars making a grand entrance on the international tennis scene, Albanian Muslims from Kosovo province prefer obsessing with imaginary corpses. Kosovo Albanian separatists, famous for their engaging Nosferatu personalities, seem determined…to invent mass graves throughout Serbia, at the very start of a tourist season, where they can allege the remains of their dear KLA-terrorist fathers and sons are buried by the Serbs. … Alas, four full days of digging under the watchful eye of NATO/Albanian/Soros necromancers have...

    05/14/2007 6:15:36 AM PDT · by mile · 32 replies · 1,384+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 11, 2007 | Ginanne Brownell
    NewsweekBosnia: Digging Up the Secrets of the Dead By Ginanne Brownell Web Exclusive May 11, 2007 The genocidal massacres of Srebrenica took place more than a decade ago, but Kathryne Bomberger relives them every day. As the director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Bomberger spends a good portion of her days visiting mass graves. Another grim stop: the Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) in Tuzla, Bosnia. Specially built to house recovered remains of Srebrenica victims, it is filled from floor to ceiling with body bags and thousands of bones. There are also poignant personal items like clothing,...
  • Was 'Srebrenica genocide' a hoax? (Muslim soldiers who died in earlier battles used to up count)

    05/01/2007 4:11:39 AM PDT · by joan · 55 replies · 2,310+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 1, 2007
    Posted: May 1, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Aleksandar Pavic For more than 10 years, the term "Srebrenica" has been used to denote the slaughter of "innocent Muslims" at the hands of Christians – more specifically, the Bosnian Serb army, alleged to have slaughtered, according to the version currently accepted by most major media, "between 7,000 and 8,000 Muslims" when it captured that small town in eastern Bosnia in mid-July 1995. As the story goes, the Bosnian Serbs captured this "U.N.-protected zone" and proceeded to take away and execute thousands of men, women and children in the space of several...
  • Jordan parliament blasts Saddam's execution (Arab worls, butcher-Saddam is a "hero/martyr", SICK!)

    01/08/2007 6:39:32 AM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 427+ views
    Playful ^ | 01,08,07 Jordan's Parliament Blasts Saddam's Execution Jordan's lower house of parliament on Sunday denounced the way former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was executed as "running counter to all divine creeds". "The style used in hanging the former Iraqi president on the first day of Eid al-Adha feast was strange and failed to respect the feelings of millions of Arabs and Muslims," house speaker Abdul Hadi Majali said as the chamber resumed its sessions after the Muslim holiday. "Choosing the time and place for the execution appeared deliberately designed to injure sentiments of Arabs and Muslims, and the practices of revenge...
  • Good riddance to evil tyrant

    12/31/2006 10:36:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 674+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 31 2006 | Piers Akerman
    AMONG contemporary tyrants, Saddam Hussein ranked among the most brutal until the dawn hanging ended his life just as the most important holiday of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, began. Not only was he responsible for the deaths of perhaps as many as two million people, including his own countrymen, he held power throughout his reign by wielding a savagely primitive tribal feudalism on a massive scale. His tools were treachery, betrayal, revenge and assassination and they kept him in power in Iraq for more than 30 years. Though the 69-year-old was executed after his...
  • The Most Brutal Dictator of our time: SADDAM w/ Quran, devout Muslim (just like Idi Amin)

    12/30/2006 4:08:43 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1,640+ views
    Most brutal dictator of our time SADDAM w/ Quran, devout Muslim (just like Idi Amin) The media like to paint him as "secular". Well, let's just check some facts, Shall we? Saddam holds a Quran all the time during his trial ( Saddam — holding a copy of the Quran he brought with him into the session and held throughout — replied quietly, “I said what I said. I am not guilty,” referring to his arguments earlier in the session). 1990 Interview on ABC's Diana Sawyer he so (ironicolly) says "The biggest sin a man can make is to forget...
  • Syria, the Monster

    11/29/2006 7:50:30 AM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 427+ views
    Home | About | Arab Leaders | Slavery | Ethnic Cleansing | Hate | Apartheid | Fascism | Clerics | MassRape | Victims | Treating Women | Links | Education Sites Lebanese Forces Free Lebanon 2LA Guardians of Cedars Blogs amarji    syriaexposed Mass graves The remains of at least 20 bodiesMass grave enearthed in Lebanon Bodies found in Lebanon mass grave Seeking answers to mass grave, emboldened Lebanon stands up to former Syrian masters More LEBANON: Discovery of second mass grave raises questions Murdering Lebanon's PM : Rafik Hariri Unsilenced Voices UN: Syria Behind Hariri Slaying (It's final) U.N. investigator...
  • New PreWarDoc fits with Gwynne Roberts article about Iraqi nuclear test

    04/19/2006 9:18:35 PM PDT · by RayRobisonblog · 45 replies · 2,716+ views ^ | 19 April 2006 | Ray Robison
    Fitting the pieces together In February 2001, the Sunday Times ran the article Was this Saddam’s Bomb by Gwynne Roberts. I couldn't find the original but it is also on . I only recently read this article and found it interesting but very hard to believe. One of the newly released documents CMPC-2003-015757 contains the Roberts' article in English. This is the first time I have seen it. I did some research and found no serious academic or professional rebuttals other than people who also found it hard to believe. However, it seems that supporting evidence has been right...
  • A collection of 9/11 tributes

    09/11/2006 4:12:54 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 973+ views
    A collection of 9/11 tributes I’ll add to the list below, and if you have any you’d like to add to this (or any other sort of tribute/remembrance), please do so here. Either leave a comment with the link, or link to this post and send a trackback. 9/11: The 5th Year Anniversary Tribute Blood of Heroes September 11th, Uncensored From Brain Terminal: Crystal Morning: September 11th, 2001 From William Teach: 9/11 Plus 5 From Crusader: WTC Tribute More from YouTube: 911 tribute September 11th - Five Years Later: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 September 11th - Flash...
  • Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace

    08/31/2006 2:51:01 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 53 replies · 2,704+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | Thursday, August 31, 2006
    Top 10 Reasons Islam Might Not Be a Religion of Peace Written by Don Feder Thursday, August 31, 2006 A passenger revolt occurred on a Malaga-Manchester flight.  Vacationing Brits refused to fly with two Arabic-speaking men.  This came in the wake of arrests of 21 British-born Muslims who were plotting to blow up as many as 11 trans-Atlantic flights. A spokesman for Britain’s opposition Tory party said the passengers panicked into “behaving irrationally.”  Fancy that, not wanting to fly with members of a faith whose adherents keep trying to blow things up.  Oh, how irrational! Within days of this incident, a Lebanese student...
  • More on ISLAMOFASCISM, the term

    08/31/2006 2:22:30 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 1,438+ views
    Islamofascism the term (article by WSJ)Islamofascism's 1936What Is 'Islamofascism'?Yes, the problem is 'Islamic fascism'Islamic Fascism the Enemy, Not Terror, Says Santorum -- 07/21/2006Oriana Fallaci and the War Against IslamofascismThe Meaning of 'Islamofascism'Michael Ledeen on Fascism & War on TerrorIslamic Fascism The only proper response to Islamofascism is total warThe Devilfish of Islamofascism Neo-Nazi becomes fanatical Muslim (24/5/2006)Lebanon, Islamofascism and democracyRogmios on IslamofascismIslamo-Nazis, The Historical Collaboration of Nazis with Muslims/Arabs
  • The horror of Saddam’s mass graves

    07/24/2006 10:15:05 AM PDT · by Brian Allen · 28 replies · 1,478+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | Monday July 24 2006 | Sayed Mahdi Almodarresi
    Jews were victims of Nazi oppression and ethnic cleansing the result of which was the extermination of over five million Jews. By perpetrating such a heinous crime Hitler engraved his name in history as one of the most notorious criminals who immersed himself in the blood of innocent people... We are not going to dispute that. In fact, we, more than anybody can fully grasp the agony of the holocaust. A body recovered from a mass grave in Iraq We have had a first hand experience with the very same horrors. Freshly dug mass graves bare witness to the plight...
  • Who Lost Kosovo?

    06/15/2006 7:00:46 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 17 replies · 1,259+ views
    Accuracy In Media (AIM) ^ | 15 June 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    Our media are ready and eager to pounce on Bush whenever he is perceived to have made a misstatement, but a retired General and former Democratic presidential candidate tells blatant lies about Kosovo and gets away with it. Senator John Kerry, the defeated 2004 Democratic candidate for president, was the subject of a May 28 New York Times article about how he is once again trying to rebut allegations about his military service made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. With a sympathetic media, such as that represented by the Times story, Kerry thinks he might be able to...
  • 1000 bodies found in Iraq

    04/06/2006 8:48:11 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 45 replies · 2,532+ views
    AFP ^ | April 6 2006
    Eight mass graves containing around 1 000 bodies have been found near Iraq's northern oil hub of Kirkuk, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) announced on Thursday. "Most of the victims were Kurds, as well as some Christians and Turcoman, who lived in these two majority Kurdish villages," the PUK said in a statement. The graves were found in the villages of Al-Asri and Tubazawa, west of Kirkuk. On Tuesday, a local religious organisation said two mass graves dating from the time of Saddam had been found near the southern city of Nasiriyah.
  • Saddam Regime Document: Give CNN the Priority for Coverage (Translation)

    03/26/2006 6:42:20 PM PST · by jveritas · 135 replies · 11,029+ views
    In this Iraqi document ISGQ 2004-00224003 dated February 7 2001, there was a discussion in upper echelon of the Iraqi intelligence about mass graves in Southern Iraq and how to shift the blame to the Coalition forces and make it look like these mass graves as the results massacres committed by the Coalition forces back in 1991 during Desert Storm Operation. What is also interesting about this document is that it mentions how to give the priority of covering the story to CNN so it will have an effect on the international arena as the documents says.I did a partial...
  • Mass grave uncovered near holy city

    01/17/2006 2:52:45 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 571+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 January 2006 | Kamal Taha
    A MASS grave containing the bodies of 22 people believed to have been killed during a failed Shiite uprising against Saddam Hussein in 1991 has been found near one of Iraq's holiest cities, security officials said overnight. The discovery was revealed as Iraq remained shrouded in political uncertainty following the December election, with Sunni Arab leaders angry over a decision to annul less than 1 per cent of the votes because of fraud, although they did not rule out taking part in the new government. At least 12 people were killed in attacks across the country, including seven workers slain...
  • Excavating Iraq's Mass Graves

    12/28/2005 6:19:34 PM PST · by pleikumud · 9 replies · 472+ views
    Iraqi and U.S. officials have prepared a long-range plan to excavate mass graves in Iraq and prepare forensic evidence of crimes against humanity, according to Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in May 2003, more than 270 mass graves in Iraq have been reported, Natsios told reporters March 17 at the State Department's Foreign Press Center in Washington. Some of the graves are relatively small, containing a few dozen remains, while other graves are hundreds of meters long, according to a report distributed at the briefing. There are 300,000-400,000...
  • Bosnian Croat killer goes to jail

    12/07/2005 4:49:58 PM PST · by joan · 71 replies · 1,451+ views
    BBC ^ | December 7, 2005
    A former Bosnian Croat paramilitary who murdered and raped Bosnian Muslims during the 1990s war has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for war crimes. The international tribunal in The Hague said it would have jailed Miroslav Bralo, 38, for longer but for his guilty plea and sincere remorse. He had also helped in locating the bodies of his victims. His unit called "The Jokers" had rampaged through Muslim villages in central Bosnia in 1993. In one attack - on the villages of Ahmici and Nadioci - Mr Bralo's unit blew up a mosque and killed two families, including...
  • Decision to uncover mass graves taken at the top

    12/05/2005 10:05:29 PM PST · by Valin · 222+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 12/6/05 | Jessy Chahine
    Decision to uncover mass graves taken at the top 'Otherwise the lebanese army would not be part of the digging process' BEIRUT: Social Affairs Minister Nayla Mouawad stressed Monday that last weekend's discovery of mass graves in Anjar had taken place after a government decision to uncover the atrocities. "I want you to know that the discovery of those mass graves only came after a political decision," she said. "If such a decision had not been made the Lebanese Army would've never been sent to patrol and be part of the digging process." Addressing former Lebanese detainees once held in...
  • Lebanon stands up to former Syrian masters

    12/05/2005 8:34:00 AM PST · by Valin · 3 replies · 241+ views
    AP ^ | 12/5/05
    ANJAR, Lebanon (AP) - On a small hill overlooking this border town, once a stark symbol of Syrian power in Lebanon, white-gloved forensic experts comb the earth for grisly reminders of this country's brutal past. Authorities have known about the mass grave for years but they have only now begun to exhume it, digging up 28 bodies over the weekend in a new challenge to Syria. The site is near the former headquarters of Syrian military intelligence in Lebanon. Syria vacated the headquarters - notorious for the torture of prisoners - when it withdrew its soldiers from Lebanon in April,...
  • Third mass grave uncovered in Lebanon

    12/05/2005 8:27:54 AM PST · by Valin · 5 replies · 397+ views
    TVNZ ^ | 12/5/05
    Lebanese forces say they have excavated a suspected third mass grave. The find has come a day after they unearthed 25 decomposed corpses in an eastern town that was the headquarters of Syrian intelligence for three decades. Security forces are digging for more bodies at the third site near two other mass graves close to an old onion farm in the eastern town of Anjar. The farm was used by Syrian intelligence as a notorious interrogation centre. Security sources say the 25 bodies found so far are mostly only skeletons in scraps of underwear. The bodies had been in the...
  • Saddam's Defense Team Walks Out of Court

    12/05/2005 1:55:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies · 3,120+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | December 5, 2005 | HAMZA HENDAWI , AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's defense team walked out of the courtroom Monday shortly after the former leader's trial resumed because the judge refused to allow former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark to challenge the tribunal's legitimacy in an address to the court. After the lawyers walked out, Saddam told the judge: "You are imposing lawyers on us. They are imposed lawyers. The court is imposed by itself. We reject that." Clark said he needed only two minutes to present his argument. But Chief Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin said the tribunal had been established under the law by an...
  • Arabs Love France the Best, Poll Says (Thanks to our liberal media)

    12/03/2005 11:31:46 AM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 26 replies · 1,341+ views
    The Omegaletter ^ | Dec 3, 2005 | Jack Kinsella
    Among the world's democracies, the French offers the world's best model of freedom. That's what the polling group, Zogby International found in its survey of the Arab population of the Middle East. Working with Zogby on the poll was the University of Maryland's 'Sadat Chair for Peace and Development's' Department. The questions were put to a cross-section of Arabs in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Given the choices between Germany, Great Britain, France, the United States and Sweden, a plurality of 45% picked France. The poll reveals how effectively the liberal mainstream has poisoned...

    11/27/2005 11:34:29 PM PST · by humint · 10 replies · 563+ views
    humint ^ | 28 November 2005 | humint
    This is the first submission in a series of works to compile suggestions that seek to solve each of the international crises the Iranian government has created. Because of these crises, the United States is in an official state of EMERGENCY with regard to Iran. Iranian regime behavioral changes toward degrading regional stability are the trigger to produce these works. Suggestions to simply mitigate the crisis are not sufficient to end Tehran’s sponsorship of international terror, nuclear weapons program and domestic human rights abuses and will therefore not become topics of our discourse. When the United States is suffering in...
  • New Orleans mayor issues order authorizing the forced removal of people refusing to leave the city

    09/06/2005 6:01:37 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 280 replies · 7,794+ views
  • Children and Pregnant Woman among Victims of Bosnian Massacre

    06/12/2005 11:20:05 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 26 replies · 740+ views
    Forensic experts today began identifying 38 bodies recently exhumed from a mass grave in Bosnia, including nine children and a woman who was eight months pregnant when she died. The grave contained the bodies of victims of a Serb attack on the eastern Bosnian town of Bratunac at the beginning of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. The difficult task of identifying the dead rattled some of the doctors carrying out the work at a hospital in the north-east Bosnian city of Tuzla. “I worked on the identification of some 7,000 bodies and this is the most horrifying and monstrous sight I have...
  • The Iraq Museum, Reloaded

    05/10/2005 8:00:52 AM PDT · by GPBurdell · 254+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 5/10/05 | Alexander H. Joffe
    The Iraq Museum, Reloaded Alexander H. Joffe Archaeology is once again making news in Iraq. Iraqi archaeologists trained in England have returned home to begin excavations of mass graves. More mass graves are being discovered weekly, including those of Kuwaitis murdered during the first Gulf War. And on March 8th Dr. Sinje Stoyke of the German group Archaeologists for Human Rights was honored with the Human Rights Award of the Kurdish Regional Government for her group's work on the mass graves and missing persons issue in Kurdistan. But there is more traditional archaeological news as well. In late December 2004...
  • Desert Reveals Saddam Savagery

    05/02/2005 7:11:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 756+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 02, 2005
    WITH paintbrushes, forensic specialists are carefully brushing away dirt from a human skull covered with sandy soil, one of 1500 believed to be buried in seven mass graves uncovered in this desolate stretch of the Iraqi desert, now patrolled by Australian troops. In a nearby trench dug by US investigators, a mass of black tangled hair gives a second skull an almost life-like appearance. A third skull appears to be screaming, mouth wide open. Skulls and bones, clothing and other belongings found in shallow graves offer valuable clues to investigators gathering evidence against Saddam Hussein and others from the former...
  • NYT: Iraqis Find Graves Thought to Hold Hussein's Victims

    04/14/2005 7:05:37 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 19 replies · 825+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2005 | ROBERT F. WORTH
    Investigators have discovered several mass graves in southern Iraq that are believed to contain the bodies of people killed by Saddam Hussein's government, including one estimated to hold 5,000 bodies, Iraqi officials say. The graves, discovered over the past three months, have not yet been dug up because of the risks posed by the continuing insurgency and the lack of qualified forensic workers, said Bakhtiar Amin, Iraq's interim human rights minister. But initial excavations have substantiated the accounts of witnesses to a number of massacres. If the estimated body counts prove correct, the new graves would be among the largest...
  • Horrors of Iraq's mass graves

    02/21/2005 7:19:24 PM PST · by abu afak · 28 replies · 1,170+ views
    Shia News ^ | 6/24/03 | Sayed Mahdi Almodarresi
    By Sayed Mahdi Almodarresi Our greatest tragedy may be that we tend to forget our tragedies The killed were killed, the captured were killed, and the injured were killed as well. No one was spared. Jews were victims of Nazi oppression and “ethnic cleansing”, the result of which was the extermination of over five million Jews. By perpetrating such a heinous crime Hitler engraved his name in history as one of the most notorious criminals who immersed himself in the blood of innocent people... We are not going to dispute that. In fact, we, more than anybody can fully grasp...