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  • MoD poised to award £2bn Apache deal to Boeing in new blow to UK defence industry

    05/29/2016 4:38:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Telegraph, U.K. ^ | 28 MAY 2016 | Alan Tovey, industry editor
    The Ministry of Defence is poised to hand another major deal to a US company, with a £2bn contract for new Apache helicopters set to be awarded to Boeing. Leonardo, the Italian aerospace manufacturer until recently known as Finmeccanica, had been battling to land the deal, which would have seen the refitted helicopters produced at its base in Yeovil, Somerset, where 3,700 staff are employed. Such an agreement would have provided a significant long-term boost to UK jobs and skills. However, it is understood the MoD has decided to hand the 50-aircraft contract, worth £2bn over its lifetime when servicing...
  • British UFO Document Release Designed to Deflect Public and Media Interest...(trunc title)

    06/26/2013 8:44:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies ^ | 6/26/2013
    A claim by the British Ministry of Defence that UFOs have no defense significance is "designed solely to keep Parliament, the media and the public off our backs," according to former MoD UFO Desk administrator Nick Pope. Pope's startling statement was in response to the MoD's release last week of what it says is its final batch of UFO documents. Official MoD spokesmen and one self-styled UFO expert, David Clarke, claim that the MoD found no evidence of a UFO threat to the UK and, therefore, closed its UFO Desk. The subsequent, widely-publicized declassification of its UFO documents—the implication being...
  • Are You A Mod or Rocker ????

    Mods (moderns) and Rockers (rock and roll) strived against each other in the 1960's . Some called them plaids and greasers (from their oil slicked hair) Just anwser the questions to see which one you are...
  • British Army will have to rely on civilian drivers, reserves and foreign armies

    05/22/2012 9:33:49 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2012 | Thomas Harding
    In the most significant reforms the Army in half-a-century, The Daily Telegraph has learnt that as few as five infantry battalions totalling 2,500 soldiers will be cut but a further 17,500 jobs will go mainly from logistics troops, engineers and artillery. Military commanders have condemned the move as creating an “unbalanced Army” that will be reliant on a “Tesco’s just in time” supply tactic for campaigns. The reforms have been forced on the Army after it was forced to reduce from 102,000 to 82,000 under defence cuts. For the last three decades the Army has put an increasing emphasis on...
  • MoD urged to buy cheaper Navy jets (UK)

    08/02/2011 8:43:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies ^ | 2 August 2011 | Michael Powell
    MoD urged to buy cheaper Navy jets COST CONCERN An artists impression of a Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft soaring above the Royal Navys two new carriers By Michael Powell Published on Tuesday 2 August 2011 17:30 THE Ministry of Defence is facing internal pressure to pull out of buying F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, The News can reveal. A number of MoD officials are understood to be calling for Britain to withdraw from the under-fire Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme, which has faced criticism in America and Australia as costs run into...
  • The Pimp and The Poster (Mod Lecture Series)

    05/19/2011 8:28:06 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 103 replies · 1+ views
    FR | Admin Moderator
    In the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty.. oh wait, that’s not how this goes. Let’s try again. Imagine for a moment an old farm on the edge of the interstate. This farm has been a part of the community for years. All of the farmer’s friends love to come to the farmer’s house for meals and conversation. Sometimes, the farmer’s friends like to put up a sign on the land, right along the interstate,...
  • MoD 'cost lives' by wasting £718m on vehicles never built

    05/19/2011 5:59:35 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 12:26 AM on 20th May 2011 | Ian Drury
    Incompetent defence chiefs cost British forces their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan by squandering nearly £1billion on armoured vehicles that have not been built. The Ministry of Defence wasted a shocking £718million on plans for thousands of properly-protected battlefield trucks which were then scrapped or delayed. Procurement blunders meant UK troops were sent to warzones in lightly-armoured or soft-skinned vehicles - such as the controversial 'death trap' Snatch Land Rover - which were unsuitable against deadly roadside bombs. The latest scandal emerged as the National Audit Office published a damning report today on military equipment procurement. The country's top spending...
  • Well-known groups on dioceses ‘do not donate' list (Includes Komen, PP, AI and others)

    03/18/2011 1:54:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Bismark Tribune ^ | March 16, 2011 | Karen Herzog
    Some well-known and high-profile charitable organizations are among those that North Dakota Catholic bishops have asked their parishioners not to donate to or volunteer with. Bishops Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Catholic Diocese and Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese issued a guideline for charitable giving for their members, and groups such as the March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Planned Parenthood, UNICEF, Amnesty International, the American Association of University Women and the Crop Walk for Hunger are among them. The "Guidelines on Charitable Giving" were designed in response to questions from laity about appropriate charities, said...
  • North Dakota bishops: Catholics should not donate to ‘objectionable’ groups

    03/12/2011 7:40:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    CNA ^ | 03.11.11
    Catholics and Catholic organizations should not endorse organizations with “morally objectionable” missions, North Dakota’s bishops said, citing Amnesty International, the March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure because of their links to abortion or unethical research. Bishops Paul A. Zipfel of Bismarck and Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo in a March 10 statement called upon pastors, clergy and the lay faithful to be prudent and just in making their charitable decisions, particularly on issues related to human life and marriage.  “All human life is sacred and must be protected,” the bishops said. “This is why we should...
  • Sources: Royal Navy Wins Fight For Carriers

    10/15/2010 4:00:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10/14/2010 | Niall Paterson
    The Royal Navy looks set to have two new carriers capable of supporting planes as well as helicopters, Ministry of Defence sources have confirmed. There had been speculation the second of the two carriers ordered by the Navy - the HMS Prince of Wales, due to enter service in 2018 - would be either be scrapped, downgraded, or moth-balled following the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). Originally conceived as a Queen Elizabeth class carrier capable of supporting the American-built F35 Joint Strike Fighter, it had been rumoured the MoD would alter its specifications to that of a helicopter carrier....
  • Navy told to scrap 200-year-old cocktail tradition to save cash

    03/15/2010 9:11:58 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 687+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 3/15/2010 | The Telegraph UK
    The ‘Cockers P’ parties have been hosted on board Navy ships since the time of Admiral Nelson. Officers entertain guests with the customary drink of a horse’s neck – a mix of brandy, ginger ale and Angostura bitters, garnished with the curl of lemon peel from which it gets its name. Prince's commando training Commanders insist the parties have an important role to play in unofficial foreign policy. They say foreign VIPs, which can include ministers, officials and councillors, are impressed by British ships and talk more freely than they might in more formal settings. There is also a morale-boosting...
  • UFOs, across the pond

    02/23/2010 10:30:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 784+ views
    latimes ^ | February 22, 2010
    Official reports in Britain show that sightings may be as much 'X-Files' as reality. It is one of the most memorable opening sequences on film: A small craft is being pursued through outer space by a massive triangular vessel, which passes over viewers' heads with a roar that made audiences at screenings of "Star Wars," in 1977, feel something like dolphins submerged under a passing aircraft carrier. So powerful was the image that it may have haunted some viewers' dreams -- or waking visions. We were reminded of this scene on Thursday when the British government released its fifth and...
  • Triangles And Toblerones: UFO Files Released

    02/18/2010 8:06:20 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 770+ views
    skynews ^ | February 18, 2010 | Julia Reid
    The MoD has declassified previously top-secret files of hundreds of eerie close encounters. More than 6,000 pages of UFO sightings include reports of 'flying Toblerones', blue triangles and silky white substances. The files span from 1994 to 2000 and contain accounts told to the police, military and Government. Aircraft of all shapes and sizes have been witnessed flying over a wide range of locations - including Chelsea FC's stadium and the former home secretary Michael Howard's home in Kent. A funeral director reported feeling physically sick and developing a skin condition after his car was enveloped by a "tube of...
  • MoD may sell aircraft carrier to India to limit cuts (UK)

    11/15/2009 8:58:31 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies · 2,042+ views
    The Observer,UK ^ | 15 November 2009 | Tim Webb
    MoD may sell aircraft carrier to India to limit cuts Sale would leave Royal Navy with just one replacement Tim Webb The Observer, Sunday 15 November 2009 Article historyOne of Britain's new £2bn aircraft carriers could be sold off under cost-cutting plans being considered by the Ministry of Defence. India has lodged a firm expression of interest, the Observer has learned. The sale of one of the two 65,000-tonne vessels would leave the Royal Navy with a single carrier and could force Britain to borrow from the French fleet, which itself has only one carrier and is reluctant to build...
  • How the March of Dimes Neutralized Pro-life Opposition

    03/16/2009 7:45:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies · 1,446+ views
    From: U.S. Coalition for Life To: International Pro-Life Community Date: January 30, 2009 Subject: MOD’s Early Anti-Life History (1968-1976) Dear Friend of Life,On April 26, 2009, the March of Dimes, the number one promoter of eugenic abortion in the United States, will be launching its annual walkathon, Walk America, recently renamed “March for Babies.”  Among the recently released files of the USCL is the MOD/Voss Memorandum titled “Pro-Life Agitation” released by the MOD National Office on March 16, 1976. The document spells out how the MOD used the Catholic bishops’ NCCB/USCC Family Life Office in Washington, D.C. to neutralize pro-life...
  • Kevin Rudd steps in over SAS pay

    02/24/2009 7:44:53 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 9 replies · 461+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 25, 2009 | Patrick Walters
    KEVIN Rudd has been forced to directly intervene in a damaging defence force pay issue involving SAS soldiers who have been made to repay tens of thousands of dollars in special allowances the Defence Department deemed they were not qualified for. Up to 49 soldiers in the elite Special Air Service regiment (SAS) are being forced to repay as much as $50,000 in some cases, after being told they did not have the formal trade qualifications to continue being paid higher allowances. One highly qualified SAS signaller has had his pay slashed from $112,800 a year to $66,000 and has...
  • Ministry of Defense opens Al Muthana Hospital & Prosthetics Clinic

    01/20/2009 3:10:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 165+ views
    BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Ministry of Defense took a giant leap forward in improving health care for its wounded warriors with the grand opening of the MoD Military Hospital and Prosthetics Clinic at Al Muthana Jan. 19. The hospital is comprised of 50 ward beds, an ER/Trauma bay in the core building, five ICU beds, three operating rooms, a laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray services in attached trailers. The hospital staff numbers 130, consisting of four physicians, one dentist, 85 other health professionals and 40 medical administrative support personnel. The facility is equipped to provide care for medical conditions requiring hospitalization,...
  • March of Dimes Gives US a "D" on Premature Birth, Ignores Abortion Link

    11/12/2008 12:44:25 PM PST · by SErtelt · 10 replies · 576+ views ^ | November 12, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- The March of Dimes released a report on Wednesday chiding the U.S. for failing to improve premature birth numbers and giving the country a "D" for its performance. However the charity's report includes no mention of the link between premature birth and an easily avoidable risk factor: abortion. Complete story at:
  • The Michael Fund Instead of Pro-Abortion, March of Dimes

    01/31/2003 7:12:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 12,380+ views
    Dear Friends of The Michael Fund, Since the publication of our Fall 1998 newsletter Prelude to the Holocaust, there has been an avalanche of media reports on modern day eugenic practices in the United States and abroad. As Melanie Phillips of the London Sunday Times noted in her article of July 25, 1999 detailing the second-class medical treatment given to Down syndrome children and other mentally and physically handicapped persons in Britain, “the whiff of eugenics is growing stronger by the day.” This summer, in an address to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in France, test-tube baby...
  • Defence chiefs admit to nuclear deaths[UK]

    08/04/2008 9:20:48 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 293+ views ^ | 03 Aug 2008 |
    BRITISH Defence chiefs have admitted servicemen were exposed to dangerous radiation levels during nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s. The dramatic admission, made after years of denials, features in papers filed with the High Court in London by Ministry of Defence lawyers. The Sunday Mirror newspaper said the court papers reveal that the Ministry of Defence now believes that nuclear tests were responsible for the deaths of some British servicemen. However, the MoD insists that only 159 men were affected out of the 20,000 who were present. About 800 former servicemen from Britain, New Zealand...
  • WOODFORD GREEN: MoD appeals for calm after UFO sighting[UK]

    03/01/2008 11:47:39 AM PST · by BGHater · 4 replies · 214+ views
    Guardian-Series ^ | 29 Feb 2008 | Daniel Binns
    <p>THE Ministry of Defence (MoD) has appealed for calm after a UFO was spotted over Woodford Green.</p> <p>Two residents have contacted the Guardian saying they saw a strange object flying through the sky last weekend above the Winston Churchill statue on Woodford Green.</p>
  • UFO Sightings Published By MoD (UK)

    08/06/2007 4:20:33 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 1,695+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2007 | Stephen Adams
    UFO sightings published by MoD By Stephen Adams Last Updated: 2:45pm BST 06/08/2007 A rotating silver pyramid, a "metallic spinning object" with green engines and a "mother ship with two smaller orbs" were among the bizarre UFO sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence last year. UFOs filmed by Mexican Air Force pilots in 2004 The ministry has published details of 97 reports of unidentified flying objects in 2006, opening a treasure trove of potential information to those who believe we are not alone. It has also published details of reported sightings going back to 1998, showing there have been...
  • The American Bishops and the March of Dimes: A Time for Re-Assessment

    04/30/2007 9:45:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 553+ views
    Catholic Tradition ^ | March 2002 | Randy Engel
    Editor's note: For more than thirty years, the Pro-Life Movement in the United States has been fighting the anti-life policies and programs of the March of Dimes. During these same thirty plus years the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pro-Life Secretariat has defended the eugenic policies of the March of Dimes------a position backed by a majority of the American bishops. Mrs. Engel is calling for a fair and open hearing and a re-assessment of these policies by the Catholic hierarchy of the United States. We heartily agree and we encourage our readers to follow the Plan of Action outlined...
  • UK military awaits Skynet launch (Military Satellite Constellation).

    03/09/2007 12:01:27 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 11 replies · 718+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Jonathan Amos
    The Skynet system brings an increase in power and bandwidth The British military is set to take one of its most significant steps into the digital age with the launch of the first Skynet 5 satellite. The spacecraft will deliver secure, high-bandwidth communications for UK and "friendly" forces across the globe. It is part of a multi-billion-pound project that will allow the Army, Royal Navy and RAF to pass much more data, faster between command centres. The Skynet 5A platform lifts off from Kourou, French Guiana, on Saturday. It will fly atop an Ariane 5-ECA launcher that is scheduled...
  • 'Mod Squad' actor Tige Andrews, 86, dies

    02/06/2007 7:46:32 AM PST · by IndyTiger · 8 replies · 486+ views
    AP ^ | Mon Feb 5, 11:08 PM ET
    Tige Andrews, the Emmy-nominated character actor who portrayed a police captain in charge of a trio of hip, young crime fighters in "The Mod Squad," has died. He was 86. Andrews died Jan. 27 of cardiac arrest at his home in the San Fernando Valley, his family said. The actor often played detectives during his television career, which spanned five decades and included appearances on more than 60 shows. His daughter said he was proud of his stint as Capt. Adam Greer on "The Mod Squad," which aired during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The popular TV drama starred...
  • MoD tried to cover-up secret UFO investigation unit (sub title)

    09/25/2006 11:16:19 PM PDT · by AZRepublican · 13 replies · 710+ views
    The Guardian ^ | September 25, 2006 | James Randerson
    The Ministry of Defence went to extraordinary lengths to cover up its true involvement in investigating UFOs, according to secret documents revealed under the Freedom of Information Act. The files show that officials attempted to expunge information from documents released to the Public Records Office under the "30-year rule" that would have revealed the extent of the MoD's interest in UFO sightings. In particular, the ministry wanted to cover up the operation of a secret unit dedicated to UFO investigations within the Defence Intelligence Staff. UFO conspiracy theorists have likened the unit, called DI55, to a sort of "Men in...
  • Outcry as border guards seize British 'dirty bomb' lorry heading for Iran

    07/24/2006 8:47:37 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 35 replies · 2,486+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2006 | Jason Lewis
    Border guards seized a British lorry on its way to make a delivery to the Iranian military - after discovering it was packed with radioactive material that could be used to build a dirty bomb. The lorry set off from Kent on its way to Tehran but was stopped by officials at a checkpoint on Bulgaria's northernborder with Romania after a scanner indicated radiation levels 200 times above normal. The lorry was impounded and the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NPA) was called out. On board they found ten lead-lined boxes addressed to the Iranian Ministry of Defence. Inside each box...
  • Is the March of Dimes improving the health of babies?

    04/30/2006 5:59:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 1,438+ views
    news bull ^ | Arlene Sawicki
    The stated mission of the MARCH OF DIMES [MoD] is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. This organization carries out its intent through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives.Gail Wilson, State director for the Illinois Chapter of MoD was quoted in the Pioneer Press recently: “We’re trying to make sure every baby born is as healthy as possible.”“Walk America,” the organization’s largest fund raiser, kicks off its Chicago walk on Sunday, April 30th, gathering in thousands of participants for its cause. Last year, $3 million was...
  • British Troops In Iraq Are Afraid To Open Fire, Secret MoD Report Confirms

    04/29/2006 6:53:53 PM PDT · by blam · 86 replies · 1,733+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sean Rayment
    British troops in Iraq are afraid to open fire, secret MoD report confirms By Sean Rayment. Defence Correspondent (Filed: 30/04/2006) British troops in Iraq "lack the confidence to open fire" because of a "fear of prosecution", says a confidential Ministry of Defence (MoD) report seen by The Sunday Telegraph. It confirms that soldiers believe that if they shoot dead insurgents they will become embroiled in a "protracted investigation" and if prosecuted will receive "no support from the chain of command". British troops show restraint when attacked in Basra The study into soldiers' confidence is understood to have been ordered by...
  • Intrigue in the Kremlin

    06/15/2005 9:31:13 PM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 4 replies · 1,378+ views ^ | June 15th, 2005 | Timur Teplenin
    One of the most influential military-political figures in modern Russian history, Minister of Defense Sergey Ivanov, fell under attack by critics from every side. Yesterday figures on military losses were published for the week: 46 soldiers, officers, and warrant officers. Not killed in battle, not in the Chechnyan highlands, nor the 'hot' part of the border, but in peacetime units not taking part in combat operations. Forty-six... Tomorrow there is an extended session of the military attorney general's office, dedicated to the huge increase in military losses due to crime and the consequences of crime. As 'Nezavisimaya Gazeta' noted, there...
  • March of Dimes Exposé (Warning: Graphic Content)

    04/30/2005 5:41:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 3,191+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 30, 2005 | PA Pro-Life Federation
    For years the March of Dimes (MOD) has been boycotted by pro-life groups for its involvement in the abortion industry. Unfortunately, many well-meaning pro-life citizens continue to support MOD, not knowing one of the group's methods of preventing what it calls "Birth Defects" is to promote abortion.MOD was one of the major forces behind the development and widespread use of amniocentesis in the second trimester of pregnancy. Amniocentesis is a test commonly used to determine if an unborn child has a congenital abnormality, knowledge of which can facilitate the decision to abort "defective" children. Pat Robertson of CBN and the...
  • MoD chairs £1,000 each as troops face axe

    07/11/2004 5:32:06 PM PDT · by ijcr · 3 replies · 397+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/07/2004 | Michael Smith
    The Ministry of Defence has bought each of its 3,150 Whitehall civil servants a £1,000 chair as it plans the biggest cuts in the Armed Forces since the Cold War. The Herman Miller Aeron chair, described as the "most comfortable office chair in the world", is also the most expensive. It is the kind David Dimbleby uses on BBC1's Question Time and has been on display at the New York Museum of Modern Art as one of America's designs of the decade. The purchase is part of a £342 million refurbishment carried out at the ministry. It was sanctioned just...
  • Queen Gives Awards to U.K. Iraq Veterans

    02/27/2004 8:11:50 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 818+ views
    Washington - AP ^ | Feb. 25, 2004 | Sue Leeman
    Feb 25, 11:23 AM ESTQueen Gives Awards to U.K. Iraq Veterans By SUE LEEMANAssociated Press WriterLONDON (AP) -- A 19-year-old soldier who rescued a colleague from U.S. "friendly fire" in Iraq received the George Cross on Wednesday, the youngest person honored with Britain's second-highest award for gallantry."I'm overwhelmed. I don't know what was more nerve-racking, receiving this medal or when we were under fire," Trooper Christopher Finney said after receiving his award from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.Finney had been a member of British army's Blues and Royals regiment for less than a year when he rescued a...
  • Iraqi Job Fair ~ Defend America Photo Essay

    01/28/2004 9:45:15 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 15 replies · 282+ views
    Defend America ^ | Jan. 27, 2004
      Iraqi Job Fair Iraqis who arrived early at a job fair held by the British Army's 1st Battalion, 1st Light Infantry Brigade at  the stadium in Al Amarah, Iraq, express happiness at being toward the front of the growing line. More than 11,000 Iraqis began arriving at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, 2004 to register for 2,500 manual labor jobs. The British soldiers pulled riot patrol  to keep the Iraqis from trampling one another during the long wait in line. Royal Air Force photo by Cpl. Gary Wort   ~~~~~~~~   Crowds gather for a job fair sponsored by the British Army's 1st Battalion, 1st Light...
  • Britain snubs BAE over £13bn aircraft order

    01/23/2004 7:45:14 AM PST · by alnitak · 2 replies · 179+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | Published: January 23 2004 9:10 | Last Updated: January 23 2004 9:10 | By Mark Odell and Peter Spiegel
    The British government is about to award a £13bn contract to replace the RAF's refuelling aircraft to a team led by EADS, the Franco-German defence group, in a blow to a rival consortium led by BAE of the UK and Boeing of the US. Click Here! Although the timing of the announcement could slip, industry executives say the team led by the parent of Airbus is scheduled to meet Ministry of Defence procurement officials on Monday to be told it has won. The decision to favour the AirTanker consortium came as the MoD warned BAE that it could lose future...
  • 'I couldn't have looked my friends in the face if I had opposed the war'

    12/27/2003 5:17:21 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 2,091+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 12/28/03 | Kamal Ahmed
    She's the firebrand left-wing MP who stunned the Commons into silence when she backed Tony Blair over Iraq. Many said she saved the Prime Minister's skin. After a momentous year, Ann Clwyd talks to Kamal Ahmed Ann Clwyd was in the shower when the news started coming in from Iraq. Saddam Hussein had been captured, dead, alive, no one was quite sure. It was early on Sunday morning, 15 December. She got an excited telephone call from a friend in Iraqi Kurdistan saying, 'Have you heard, have you heard? Saddam has been found'. For Tony Blair's human rights envoy to...
  • MND-CS statement regarding terrorist attacks at Karbala [Multi-National Division]

    12/28/2003 6:34:11 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 251+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Dec. 28, 2003
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #031228bMND-CS statement regarding terrorist attacks at Karbala  KARBALA, Iraq – “Today in Karbala, evil individuals conducted an unprovoked attack against Coalition Forces and innocent Iraqis.  “These individuals have no honor and no respect for the Iraqi people.  They commit these attacks in an effort to further their own self-interest and to prevent the Iraqi people from taking their rightful place in the world of free nations.  “These attackers killed and injured innocent people and threaten the recovery of Iraq’s economy and job market.  “These evil people will not stop the partnership between the Iraqi people and...
  • Ringo Starr interview ("I am about peace and love. I am about non-violence.")

    07/27/2003 8:39:09 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 65 replies · 3,973+ views
    Q: The first song on "Ringo Rama" is Eye to Eye. A: Eye to Eye. Q: It sets the tone for what the album and Ringo Starr are all about, peace, love… A: …and love, yeah. It's -- you know I am a product of the '60s. And if you've ever seen my live tours, you know, the All-Starr tours, I'm -- every song is peace and love. I've got the peace sign going there and I've still got it going because, you know, it's, it's what I'm about. I am about peace and love. I am about non-violence....
  • Calling all Freepers - Need Pictures of Marion 'Mimi' Beardsley Fahnestock

    05/16/2003 5:53:54 AM PDT · by SlickWillard · 22 replies · 2,120+ views
    Here's what I've found so far: "Schwartz" for the NY Daily News AP via the NY Post Louis Lanzano for the Associated Press Mohammed Awad for Reuters
  • Excellent Website by the Israeli Ministry of Defense about the Arrow Weapon System

    03/24/2003 10:54:15 AM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Go to this website: It is an excellent informative website which talks about the system. Click here