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  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • Remains of U.S. Pilot Missing 18 Years in Iraq Found

    08/02/2009 5:15:51 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 1,964+ views
    Remains of the first American lost in the 1991 Persian Gulf War have been found in the Anbar province of a Iraq, the U.S. Navy said Sunday. The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology has positively identified the remains of Captain Michael "Scott" Speicher, whose disappearance has bedeviled investigators since his jet was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the 1991 war. The Navy said the discovery illustrates the military's commitment to bring its troops home. "This is a testament to how the Navy never stops looking for one of its own. No matter how long...
  • Stirring Rendition of the National Anthem -- 1991 -- Persian Gulf War (vanity)

    10/28/2006 10:15:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 931+ views
    Chicago Black Hawks
    I hope it is OK to do a vanity for this. I came across this performance, one of the best renditions I have heard. It is from the 1991 National Hockey League All-Star Game in Chicago; that aside, it is a remarkable performance. The screen can be made larger.
  • R.J. Rummel: Scowcroft Just Doesn't Get It

    10/28/2005 5:48:58 AM PDT · by Tolik · 16 replies · 748+ views
    Democratic Peace | October 24, 2005 | R.J. Rummel
    Brent Scowcroft, military assistant to President Nixon, and National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and H.W. Bush, continues his attack on the bush foreign policy and Iraq War in an interview by Jeffrey Goldberg in The New Yorker (not available without subscription). In The Washington Note, Steven C. Clemons provides excerpts (here) from the interview: A principal reason that the Bush Administration gave no thought to unseating Saddam was that Brent Scowcroft gave no thought to it. An American occupation of Iraq would be politically and militarily untenable, Scowcroft told Bush. And though the President had employed the rhetoric of...

    09/17/2002 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 982+ views
    New York Post ^ | 17 September 2002 | Sam Dealey
    <p>September 17, 2002 -- NEW Jersey voters already concerned about Sen. Robert Torricelli's low ethical threshold now learn that he's been a paid shill for a group the government identifies as a terrorist organization. Called on this by his Republican opponent, Douglas Forrester, in a debate Thursday, Torricelli said the group had been pulled from the State Department's global terror list and given a clean bill of health. Not true.</p>
  • New Scrutiny of the Flow of Iraqi Oil to American Consumers

    10/11/2004 6:17:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 1,129+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2004 | SIMON ROMERO and SCOTT SHANE
    As Saddam Hussein pressed the United Nations oil-for-food relief program for more money that he used to buy banned weapons, an unwitting ally may have been the American driver. Almost until the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, American oil companies were among the largest purchasers of Iraqi crude oil. The role that the companies, including ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, played in the oil-for-food program is now coming under greater scrutiny in the wake of a report by the chief arms inspector for the Central Intelligence Agency that disclosed how extensively Mr. Hussein was abusing profits from the...
  • Promise Keeper, by Bernie Kerik (America's 9/11 Police Commissioner)

    11/01/2004 6:23:11 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 1,542+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2004 | BERNARD KERIK
    ...I am voting for George W. Bush because he has shown me that he has the resolve and the strength to fight and win the war against terrorism. In this year's presidential election, the first held since the attacks of 9/11, the most important election in our lifetime, these qualities have never been more critical. I'm voting for President Bush because I was the commissioner of the New York City Police Department on 9/11 and I watched the planes crash into the World Trade Center, and take the lives of 23 of my cops, 37 Port Authority officers, 343 firefighters...
  • Chemicals Sickened '91 Gulf War Veterans, Latest Study Finds

    10/15/2004 1:20:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,073+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 15, 2004 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 - A federal panel of medical experts studying illnesses among veterans of the 1991 war in the Persian Gulf has broken with several earlier studies and concluded that many suffer from neurological damage caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, rejecting past findings that the ailments resulted mostly from wartime stress. Citing new scientific research on the effects of exposure to low levels of neurotoxins, the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses concludes in its draft report that "a substantial proportion of Gulf War veterans are ill with multisymptom conditions not explained by wartime stress or...
  • Iraq Study Finds Desire for Arms, but Not Capacity

    09/17/2004 7:42:33 AM PDT · by OESY · 22 replies · 568+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 17, 2004 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 - A new report on Iraq's illicit weapons program is expected to conclude that Saddam Hussein's government had a clear intent to produce nuclear, chemical and biological weapons if United Nations sanctions were lifted, government officials said Thursday. But, like earlier reports, it finds no evidence that Iraq had begun any large-scale program for weapons production by the time of the American invasion last year, the officials said. The most specific evidence of an illicit weapons program, the officials said, has been uncovered in clandestine labs operated by the Iraqi Intelligence Service, which could have produced small...

    10/17/2003 6:31:20 AM PDT · by OESY · 23 replies · 558+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 17, 2003 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>Get ready to start writing your hate e-mail, because I'm about to say something nearly impermissible in the present-day discourse on the war in Iraq. Here it is: The death toll among American soldiers remains startlingly and hearteningly low, not horribly and frighteningly high.</p>
  • Area Iraqis [TX] bear living proof of atrocities

    03/28/2003 12:08:17 PM PST · by Democratic_Machiavelli · 26 replies · 391+ views (Fort Worth) ^ | March 28, 2003 | Diane Smith
    When Mazin Alkabbi awoke from an anesthesia-induced slumber on a morning in 1994, Iraqi authorities gave him grim news: He had been in a car accident and lost his ears. Alkabbi knew better. There had been no accident. His ears had been surgically removed because he fled the military when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1991. Just hours before the surgery, he was arrested at his home in Basra. Alkabbi, who now lives in Arlington, remembered having his hands tied, being blindfolded and at one point even thinking he might just be questioned and released. His Iraqi identification...