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  • Should we make Congress a Part time body?

    11/20/2011 6:11:12 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 30 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/20/11 | Tea Party Nation
    Mark Twain is credited with the witticism that says, “No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while Congress is in session.” There is no telling what Mark Twain would say if he could see today’s Congress. Humor aside, the remark is right on target. What can we do about it? Rick Perry has a pretty good idea about what we can do about Congress. Make it part time. Congress spends far too much time in Washington and there is little they do that we can really consider worthwhile. What does Congress do? For starters, it spends money. It spends...
  • Nuclear Treason Part 5: Dick Lugar and the Council for a Livable World

    02/17/2011 7:10:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/17/11 | Trevor Loudon
    The New START Disarmament Treaty with Moscow passed the Senate in late December 2010, 71 votes to 26. Several Republicans voted with the Democrats and Independents, despite strong pressure from the GOP grassroots to vote against it. There is no question that Richard Lugar, as co-leader, with leftist Democrat John Kerry of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was the leading Republican in favor of the treaty, and must ultimately take responsibility for its ratification. Leftist journalist and member of the infamous JournoList, Spencer Ackerman wrote in The Washington Independent, In the spirit of self-criticism, something that I see my New...
  • Watch Wisconsin, Part II: Union thugs scream at “Hosni Walker/”Mubarak of the Midwest;” ...

    02/16/2011 10:12:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 2/16/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Part One of our new Watch Wisconsin series is here. Today’s second installment brings you the lovely union thugs attacking GOP Gov. Scott Walker as the “dictator” governor, “Hosni Walker,” and “Mubarak of the Midwest” (see vid clip at 2:15): And via Brian Fraley at the The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy: llegally striking teachers from Madison East High School students dragged hundreds of students to their union protests at the Wisconsin Capitol yesterday. “But they knew they were just happy to be out of class. See this raw video from today’s government union rally in opposition to...
  • The New Fascists: Foundation – Part 2

    02/19/2010 4:00:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/19/10 | James Hudnall
    In part one, we revealed there are only two kinds of government when you strip away all the smoke and mirrors. Big Government (BG) or Limited Government (LG). Or as we will see in this chapter, “top down” or “bottom up.” The choice you make determines if you support freedom or slavery. Today we’re going to talk about why in more detail. To start, I need to say that this chapter explores the role of religion as a tool of statecraft. It’s going to discuss how rulers use religion to get what they want. It is not a comment on...
  • Medicare Part D 'Reforms' Will Harm Seniors

    12/03/2009 7:14:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 612+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/3/09 | TOM SCULLY
    An ObamaCare change will cost taxpayers a bundle and lead to poorer drug coverage. There is a little-noticed provision buried deep in both the House and Senate health-care reform bills that is intended to save billions of dollars—but instead will hurt millions of seniors, impose new costs on taxpayers, and charge employers millions in new taxes. As part of the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003, Congress created a new drug benefit—called Medicare Part D—for retirees at a cost of about $1,900 per recipient per year. Many private employers already provided drug coverage for their retirees, and the administration and Congress...
  • Clinton tale is part truth, part errors (Liar Liar, pantsuit on fire..)

    04/07/2008 4:40:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 79+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/08 | Charles Babington - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has stopped telling a story of a pregnant woman's medical tragedy after an Ohio hospital challenged its accuracy last weekend. But recent accounts of the episode have omitted key details that suggest there was more truth in the essence of Clinton's tale than her critics, and even her presidential campaign, have acknowledged. Since early March, the New York senator has often told campaign audiences a heartbreaking story of a young Ohio woman who began having problems with her pregnancy. She said the woman was twice turned away by a local hospital because she...
  • 3 Republicans part with Bush on Syria

    04/04/2007 7:57:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,192+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/07 | Ben Evans - ap
    WASHINGTON - Three Republican congressmen who parted with President Bush by meeting with Syrian leaders said Wednesday it is important to maintain a dialogue with a country the White House says sponsors terrorism. "I don't care what the administration says on this. You've got to do what you think is in the best interest of your country," said Rep. Frank Wolf (news, bio, voting record), R-Va. "I want us to be successful in Iraq. I want us to clamp down on Hezbollah." Washington accuses Syria of backing Hamas and Hezbollah, two groups it deems terrorist organizations. The Bush administration also...
  • Taliban Only Part of Bigger Issue, Afghan President Says

    09/24/2006 5:11:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 283+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2006 – With reports circulating of a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said quelling the Taliban is only part of the bigger response needed for a secure and peaceful country. “It’s not eliminating the Taliban. It’s ending terrorist violence in Afghanistan,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today. “We have defeated (terrorists, but) to defeat them completely, to take them off the agenda, for us that is the purpose.” President Bush will meet in Washington with Karzai and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf later this week to discuss the best way to accomplish this....
  • Freedom Fades, Part II

    09/11/2006 9:20:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 608+ views ^ | 9/11/06 | Ray Haynes
    In Nazi Germany, the first step in Hitler’s effort to eliminate opposition was to undermine the influence of churches and people of faith. Since the church in Nazi Germany was receiving state subsidies, it wasn’t too hard to get compliance, but the consequences of that compliance was devastating. In his book, The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer describes the effects of Hitler’s policies on the church, and how that ultimately led to the collapse of the moral fabric of the nation. We all know what occurred after that. There are several linchpins of liberty. The first is property rights. If...
  • Offense Vital Part of National Strategy to Combat Terrorism

    09/05/2006 5:54:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 311+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 5, 2006 -- President Bush today released his updated National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, which outlines the U.S. government’s strategy to protect and defend American interests at home and abroad from terrorism. “The best way to protect America is to stay on the offense,” Bush told an audience today at the Military Officers Association of America here. “Since 9/11 our coalition has captured or killed al Qaeda managers and operatives and scores of other terrorists across the world. The enemy is living under constant pressure, and we intend to keep it that way.” The strategy update emphasizes that...
  • U.S. Engineer: Helping Iraqi Youth 'Best Part of My Job'

    08/11/2006 4:23:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 410+ views
    BAGHDAD, Aug. 11, 2006 -- Bettering the lives of Iraqi youngsters is what Peter Debski says is the best part of his job. Project engineer Peter Debski poses for a photo with local children at a youth center in Baghdad’s Kadamiyah district in February. Debski said renovating the facility is one of the most fulfilling things he’s done in his career. Photo by Norris Jones  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. He’s been involved in overseeing millions of dollars of reconstruction work in and around Baghdad over the past 10 months, including new water and sewer networks, electrical distribution...
  • AMC Airmen take part in Tuskegee Airmen convention

    08/10/2006 4:35:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt. Khalid Cannon
    8/10/2006 - PHOENIX (AFPN) -- Nearly 90 Air Mobility Command Airmen participated in the 35th Annual Tuskegee Airmen National Convention here July 31 to Aug. 4, celebrating the history of the nation's first black combat pilots. The event was particularly memorable for one participant attending his first convention. "I found out after speaking to Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson that my great uncle, Lt. Vincent Mitchell, was a pilot with the 99th Pursuit Squadron," said Maj. Alex Cole, an Air Force Two pilot assigned to the 1st Airlift Squadron. Colonel Jefferson not only knew Lieutenant Mitchell, but also shared...
  • Schwarzenegger ripped as 'part of the problem' (Tom Tancredo attacks California governor...)

    07/04/2006 9:27:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 125 replies · 1,689+ views
    WND ^ | July 4, 2006 | Staff
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is "part of the problem" of illegal immigration into the United States. That according to Rep. Tom Tancredo, a fellow Republican, who blasted Schwarzenegger's reluctance to secure the California-Mexico border with additional National Guard troops, despite such a request from President Bush. Appearing on "The Big Story" on the Fox News Channel, the Colorado congressman and author of the just-released book "In Mortal Danger" was asked by host Julie Banderas, "What do you think about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not upholding the president's wishes?" "I'm very disappointed in it, of course," responded Tancredo. "Disappointed in the fact...
  • KC-135 Aircrew Vital Part of Mission Success

    06/28/2006 11:26:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 541+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Jason Smith
    U.S. Air Force Capt. Erick Turasz, 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander, taxis a KC-135 behind a U.S. Air Force B-1B before take off on a refueling mission, June 16, 2006. Turasz is deployed from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Smith KC-135 Aircrew Vital Part of Mission Success The mission premise seems simple: refuel B-1s enroute to and returning from a mission; in reality, flying a 1950s-era KC-135 to refuel an aircraft it wasnÂ’t designed to refuel is never an easy task. By U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Smith...
  • Iraqi Airmen Important Part of Nation's Future

    04/24/2006 4:42:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, April 24, 2006 — Last week, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense marked the founding of the Iraqi Air Force. Seventy-five years ago, on April 22, 1931 at a small airport in the Washash neighborhood of Baghdad, five pilots and 32 aircraft mechanics officially became the Iraqi Air Force. Today’s Iraqi Air Force is an efficient and growing member of Iraq’s Joint Security Forces, making important contributions to the safety and liberty of the Iraqi people. The five operational squadrons of the Iraqi Air Force provide key reconnaissance and transportation support to Iraq’s civil and military security forces. One transport...
  • Border Forts Part of Iraqi Path to Self-Governance

    04/11/2006 4:37:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 279+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Claude D. McKinney
    Border Forts Part of Iraqi Path to Self-Governance Thirty-nine of the 45 planned border forts have been completed; they will also serve as a location to train border police. By Claude D. McKinney Gulf Region North U.S. Army Corps of Engineers SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq, April 11, 2006 — Each completed border fort along the Iraq-Iran border brings the security of Iraq closer to its goal of self-governance. There are centuries old histories of conflict between the people occupying the lands along Iraq’s northeastern mountains and the placement for each of the 45 planned border forts was determined by identifying the...
  • Lost World (Part Two) Found In The Caribbean

    02/13/2006 6:40:17 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 663+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-13-2006 | Charles Clover
    Lost World (part two) found in the Caribbean By Charles Clover (Filed: 14/02/2006) A treasure trove of undiscovered marine life has been found on an underwater mountain top in the Caribbean. Scientists found an average of a new species a day on a 14-day dive on the little-studied Saba Bank Atoll, a submerged volcano which is the world's third largest coral atoll. The Saba Bank Atoll rises from the abyssal depths to just 25ft below the surface The expedition, which was plagued by high winds and strong currents, found 200 species of fish where only 50 were recorded before, among...
  • Iraqi Elections Part of 'Monumental' Year

    01/04/2006 5:00:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 265+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 4, 2005 | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 4, 2006 — The beginning of a new year is a time to reflect on the past and look toward the future. Last year was a monumental year. The year began with the successful election of a transitional government, the Iraqi people wrote and ratified a constitution and recently held another successful election. Along the way, more than 15 million Iraqis registered to vote and an increasing number voted in each event, due in part to an increasingly secure environment. A key to the improved security environment was the growth and capability of Iraqi police and army...
  • Iraqis flock to polls, take part in democracy

    12/16/2005 3:18:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Spc. Rick Rzepka
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Dec. 16, 2005) -- Millions of Iraqi citizens flocked to the polls Dec. 15 to vote under the new Iraqi Constitution, giving birth to a Middle East democracy. Gen. George W. Casey, Multi National Force-Iraq commanding general, said Iraq's transition into democracy "has not come about by accident or coincidence, but by shear will power and the determination of the Iraqi people.” Even Saddam loyalists, who turned their backs on January's election, have done an about-face and encouraged fellow Sunnis to vote in the Parliamentary elections, according to news reports. Some Sunnis went so far as...
  • Waiting for the call: Former sailor leaves good job to do his part in Corps

    12/09/2005 2:57:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 500+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Pvt. Charlie Chavez
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2005) -- A Company D graduate served his country once before as a sailor, and he returns to serve again as a Marine despite criticism from his friends and family. Pfc. Leonidez Cruz, Platoon 1131, 30, grew up in El Paso, Texas and joined the Navy in 1994 - a week after he graduated from high school. Trying to get away from home, Cruz wanted to move his life in a different direction. "I just wanted to get away from home and see the world, so I went into the aviation-electrical...
  • Base Transfer Part of March Toward Democracy

    11/30/2005 4:32:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 268+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    COMMENTARY Base Transfer Part of March Toward Democracy By U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. Multinational Force-Iraq Commanding General BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2005 — The other day, Coalition forces transferred the largest base in Tikrit, Forward Operating Base "Danger" to the Ministry of Finance. Also known as the Tikrit Palace Complex, FOB Danger is perhaps the most significant of all the installation transfers. About 30 military compounds have changed from coalition to Iraqi control. The massive complex is more than 1,000 acres with 136 buildings. In addition to the buildings, there are more than 60 additional structures...
  • USS Norfolk Deploys for Six Months as Part of USS Nassau ESG

    11/11/2005 1:24:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | From Commander, U.S. Naval Submarine Force Public Affairs
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departed from its namesake homeport Nov. 7 for a six-month deployment as part of the USS Nassau (LHA 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). Norfolk is heading to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR) in support of the global war on terrorism (GWOT). Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Adams is excited about this opportunity for his crew and ship to show just what the submarine force can do. “Our sub can operate in shallow water, under ice, and in congested areas in all weather conditions. We are able to...
  • Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old

    11/01/2005 3:25:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 4,020+ views ^ | November 1, 2005 |
    Actor Bruce Willis wanted to serve his country as far back as the Gulf War. His friends laughed at him, telling him he was too old. Undaunted, Willis looked into himself – only to find out they were right. He was too old. So the star of "Die Hard," "The Sixth Sense," "Hostage" and dozens of other movies, did the next best thing. He traveled to Iraq with his band, the Accelerators, to entertain troops with the USO. He is also planning to join returning troops at Fort Lewis in Washington state Nov. 5. "The idea of serving my country...
  • Hamas candidates part of Israeli roundup

    09/27/2005 12:14:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 419+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/27/05 | Mohammed Daraghmed - ap
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Israeli military has rounded up 379 militant activists, including dozens of electoral candidates from Hamas, prompting accusations that Israel is using a weekend truce breach as an excuse to crush the Islamic group before upcoming Palestinian elections. The arrest sweep in the West Bank — the biggest in three years and part of a new offensive against Hamas — came after Israel failed to win international backing for its demand that the militant organization be barred from the Jan. 25 parliamentary vote. Israel says a government that includes Hamas, which calls for the destruction of...

    07/01/2005 7:46:34 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 21 replies · 436+ views
    adn ^ | 1/7/05
    New York, 1 July (AKI) - UN secretary general Kofi Annan has urged Islamic nations to play their full role in tackling issues from terrorism and human rights abuse to UN reform, in a message to foreign ministers of Islamic countries meeting in Sanaa, Yemen. "The international community has reached a fork in the road. One path leads to a more anarchic, conflict-ridden world of entrenched poverty. The other leads to increased global cooperation and solidarity," he said in a message delayed by his envoy Ali Alatas to Foreign ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) which ended...
  • No, not Gonzales!

    07/01/2005 11:06:02 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 152 replies · 3,880+ views ^ | June 27, 2005 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- It was not merely a leak from the normally leak-proof Bush White House. For more than a week, a veritable torrent has tipped Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as President Bush's first nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. It has sent the conservative movement into spasms of fear and loathing. Gonzales long has been unacceptable to anti-abortion activists because of his record as a Texas Supreme Court justice. Beyond pro-lifers, he is opposed by organized conservative lawyers. Ironically, the same Bush supporters who have been raising money and devising tactics for the mother of all judicial confirmation fights are...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Part Of 3,500 Year-Old Gold Mask (Orpheus)

    06/24/2005 10:23:20 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 722+ views
    Archaeologists unearth part of 3, 500 year-old gold mask SOFIA (bnn)- Archaeologists in Southern Bulgaria, exploring what they believe to be the tomb of Orpheus, discovered fragments of a golden mask dating from the Trojan War, state TV reported. The expedition found the gold in a 3, 500 year-old temple that has survived untouched by treasure hunters. Archaeological team leader Nikolay Ovcharov said the mask was older than a 690-gram (24.3-ounce) Thracian gold mask that was unearthed a year ago in central Bulgaria. The Thracians were Bronze Age people, who lived in the Balkans between 4,000 B.C. and the seventh...
  • Putting Judicial Nominees in Perspective, Part III

    05/20/2005 10:12:39 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 7 replies · 599+ views
    National Review ^ | May 20, 2005 | Edward Whelen
    Imagine, if you will, that a Democrat President nominated a judge whose constitutional and policy views were, by any measure, on the extreme left fringes of American society. Let’s assume, for example, that this nominee had expressed strong sympathy for the position that there is a constitutional right to prostitution as well as a constitutional right to polygamy.
  • Thousands Take Part In Mass Circumcision

    04/15/2005 6:31:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 82 replies · 2,041+ views
    WCCO News ^ | 04/14/2005 | (Associated Press)
    FES, Morocco (AP) The infant son of King Mohammed VI was circumcised Thursday, and thousands of Moroccans also went through the procedure in a massive show of solidarity for the prince, a news agency reported. The circumcision of Moulay Hassan, the king’s only son, marked the start of three days of nationwide celebrations across the north African kingdom to honor the event. The boy turns 2 next month. Some 5,000 boys were circumcised in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, and thousands more in other cities and towns, the official news agency MAP reported. The ritual of circumcision, known as “t’hara” or...
  • Dems Announce 'Prosperity Plan'

    02/17/2005 7:21:05 AM PST · by FlyLow · 52 replies · 1,654+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 2-17-05 | Talon News
    (Talon News) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced on Wednesday a proposal for "jobs and prosperity" which she says would provide Americans with "the opportunity to succeed, to live a secure and comfortable life including good jobs here at home, affordable health care, a growing economy with stable prices, investments in new technologies, and fiscal responsibility in government." "With nearly 8 million Americans unemployed, the need to create jobs is urgent," Pelosi said. "It takes significantly longer to find a job today than in years past ... and too many people have simply given up hope and given...

    01/03/2005 10:02:03 PM PST · by crushelits · 35 replies · 5,254+ views
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  • Archaeologists Believe They Have Discovederd Part Of Throne Of Darius

    12/21/2004 3:19:40 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 842+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 12-21-2004
    Archaeologists believe they have discovered part of throne of Darius Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN (MNA) -- Iranian archaeologists believe they have found a part of one leg of the throne of Darius the Great during their excavations at Persepolis, the ancient capital of the Achaemenid dynasty, the director of the team of archaeologists announced Sunday. “Four archaeologists of the team found a piece of lapis lazuli during their excavations in water canals passing under the treasury in southeastern Persepolis last year,” said Alireza Askari, adding, “The studies on the piece of stone over the past year led the archaeologists...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Girlfriend accused of mutilation

    10/30/2004 6:41:59 AM PDT · by Max Combined · 76 replies · 1,799+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2004 | PEGGY O'HARE
    A north Harris County woman was on the run Friday, accused of cutting off her boyfriend's penis with a kitchen knife while he was sleeping, sheriff's detectives said. The severed organ has not been found since the attack about 11 a.m. Thursday at the woman's home in the area of West Mount Houston and Airline. The victim, 33, is in Ben Taub General Hospital and is expected to survive. Eighty percent of his penis was severed, detectives said. The Harris County Sheriff's Department declined to release the couple's names because the woman has not been charged. Detectives expect to charge...
  • Heinz Kerry Is Part of the Draw in Race

    08/04/2004 11:20:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 542+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/04 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    HANNIBAL, Mo. - Forget polite sensibilities. Many women along the Democratic campaign trail are telling Teresa Heinz Kerry to keep speaking her mind. To them, the sassy, gabby wife of presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) is a key part of the package they want to put in the White House. These women don't care that Heinz Kerry doesn't always follow the etiquette rules for potential first ladies. Like when she marches up to a persistent reporter and tells him to "shove it" or when she tells Republican hecklers that they want "four more years of hell." Dawn...
  • Israel could launch new attacks on Syria: Sharon spokesman

    10/05/2003 3:52:43 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 5 replies · 181+ views
    YAHOO AFP ^ | Sun, Oct 05, 2003 | AFP
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel could launch new attacks on Syria if the country continues to shelter "terrorist organisations who are preparing anti-Israeli attacks", Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites)'s spokesman said. "The attack carried out by our air force some 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of Damascus is a warning aimed at making Damascus understand that all those who abet and support terrorism no longer enjoy any immunity wherever they are," Raanan Gissin told AFP. "Syria can only blame itself because it refused to deliver on the commitments it made to the United States after the Gulf war...
  • Iran disputes al-Qaida members part in bombings

    05/30/2003 7:16:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 282+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/30/03 | Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson - Knight Ridder
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's foreign minister said Friday that the al-Qaida operatives Iran now has in custody were arrested before the May 12 suicide bombings in Saudi Arabia and couldn't have been involved in the attacks.</p> <p>"There is no possibility that they were able to do any (bombing) operation nor could they lead these kind of military operations," Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi told reporters at one of several impromptu news conferences he's held recently to counter American accusations that his country is failing to fight terrorism. "When they are in prison all their connections are cut with the outside."</p>
  • China Uncovers Lost Part Of Wall

    10/09/2002 5:49:31 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 222+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-10-2002
    China uncovers lost part of Wall China has announced the discovery of a lost section of the Great Wall which was hidden for centuries beneath shifting sands. The segment was found in the north-western region of Ningxia which was crucial to imperial China's border defences, the state news agency Xinhua reports. It stretches some 80 kilometres (50 miles) along the southern slope of Helan Mountain, about 40 km (25 m) from the Ningxia provincial capital, Yinchuan. Other sections of the vast wall - a Chinese and world heritage monument - have been uncovered in the past in remote parts of...