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  • U.S.-Armed Syrian Rebel Group Seeks ‘All Syrian Land Occupied by Israel’

    One of the militant Syrian rebel groups provided access to advanced U.S. missiles said that it is seeking “the return of all Syrian land occupied by Israel,” a stance that could potentially complicate U.S. military support to the armed rebel group. The leader of an official rebel group sanctioned by the Syrian Military Council and in possession of sophisticated U.S. arms expressed his opinion in an interview published over the weekend by the Syrian news organization Tahrir Souri. Ahmad Al-Sa’oud, who heads the rebel unit Division 13, was asked by the interviewer to explain “your stance, as an armed opposition...
  • Thousands flee Syria rebel infighting

    05/04/2014 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Reuters, ^ | 5/4/14 | Alexander Dziadosz
    Beirut - Fighting between al Qaeda´s Syria branch and a splinter group in eastern Syria has forced more than 60,000 people to flee their homes, emptied villages and killed scores of fighters, a monitoring group said. Fighters from the al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front, also arrested a rebel commander from a more moderate group and several other insurgent leaders in a southern province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Infighting among insurgents has undermined the three-year-old rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad and killed thousands of people since the start of the year.
  • Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists, says IHS Jane´s report

    09/15/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/15/13 | Ben Farmer
    Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups according to a new analysis of factions in the country´s civil war. Opposition forces battling Bashar al-Assad´s regime in Syria now number around 100,000 fighters, but after more than two years of fighting they are fragmented into as many as 1,000 bands. The new study by IHS Jane´s, a defence consultancy, estimates there are around 10,000 jihadists - who would include foreign fighters - fighting for powerful factions linked to al-Qaeda. Another 30,000 to 35,000 are hardline Islamists who share much of the outlook
  • Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons

    09/05/2013 5:27:59 PM PDT · by hamboy · 11 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons ... posted at DrudgeReport.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V5kda1KhqlU
  • Israel Has Mossad Agents in Syria, Says Rebel Leader Israel has a presence in Syria,

    04/24/2013 7:40:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 4/25/13 | Elad Benari
    Israel has a presence in Syria and it is thus logical that it would know if chemical weapons had been used in the civil war, a Syrian rebel leader has claimed. Speaking to CNN, the Chief of Staff for the Free Syrian Army, General Salim Idriss, said Israel is one of the countries that now has “many, many” security services inside Syria. He told the news network he believes Israel’s Mossad is in the country. Idriss was responding to remarks by the head of the Research Section of Military Intelligence in the IDF, Brig. Gen. Itay Brun. Brun said at...
  • Teen’s truck décor sparks Confederate flag controversy in high school parking lot

    06/05/2012 1:35:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 73 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | 5 June 2012 | Jason Stoogenke
    ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — When Trey Gainey drove his pickup truck to school Monday morning, he didn’t expect to be met in the parking lot by school officials telling him to remove a Confederate flag flying from his antenna. The Richmond Senior High School junior said he flies the flag every weekend, and decided to leave the flag on his truck on his last day of classes before finals start. Gainey has a belt buckle that says “Redneck” and a horn that plays “Dixie,” so there is no mistaking how the teen identifies himself. “It’s just my Southern heritage, you know....
  • Syrians Bury Rebel Alive

    04/26/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/12 | Gil Ronen
    A video uploaded to the internet's YouTube service appears to show a group of Syrian soldiers loyal to President Bashar Assad burying a man who is alive, as he pleads for mercy. The soldiers accused the man of carrying a camera in order to shoot video of Assad's forces and transfer the video to television networks. The men are seen standing around a hole that has been dug in the ground. The man is inside the hole and the soldiers are pointing their guns at him. One of the soldiers tells his commander: "Yes sir, we put him there as...
  • African women say rebels raped them in Libyan camp

    09/08/2011 3:05:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 09.07.11 | DAVID ENDERS
    When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west of Tripoli, the women here brace for the worst. The rebels who ring the camp suddenly open fire. Then they race into the camp, shouting "gabbour, gabbour" - Arabic for whore - and haul away young women, residents say. "You should be here in the evening, when they come in firing their guns and taking people," one woman from Nigeria said Wednesday as she recounted the nightly raids on the camp. "They don't use condoms, they...
  • Top Libyan Rebel Leader Has Deep Al Qaeda Ties

    08/31/2011 5:57:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    LE TEMPS/Worldcrunch ^ | August 29th, 2011 | Jean-Pierre Perrin
    Abdel Hakim Belhadj, who leads the rebel forces in Tripoli, was a founder of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and is believed to have been close to bloodthirsty head of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. For U.S. intelligence services, the man who led the rebel assault on Tripoli, and is now the de facto military governor of the capital, is an old acquaintance. The CIA had tracked down the accused jihadist, and eventually captured him in Malaysia in 2003. The agency is believed to have then transferred him, in total silence, to a “top secret” prison in Bangkok....
  • Gadhafi son reappears in Tripoli, claims father is safe

    08/22/2011 5:52:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2011
    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Two of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, who had been reported captured over the weekend, were free early Tuesday as forces loyal to the embattled Libyan leader battled rebels trying to consolidate their hold on Tripoli. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi showed up at the Rixos Hotel, one of the remaining strongholds of pro-Gadhafi forces, in a convoy of armored Land Cruisers. In a brief interview with CNN's Matthew Chance, he said his father and several of his sisters were safe in Tripoli, and that loyal troops had "broken the back" of the rebels who moved into the capital over...
  • Al‐Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq: A First Look at the Sinjar Records

    03/22/2011 1:46:38 PM PDT · by fso301 · 8 replies
    US Military Academy West Point, NY ^ | Dec 2007 | Joseph Felter and Brian Fishman
    Recent political developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the prevalence of Libyan fighters in Iraq, and evidence of a well‐established smuggling route for Libyans through Egypt, suggests that Libyan factions (primarily the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group) are increasingly important in al‐Qa’ida. The Sinjar Records offer some evidence that Libyans began surging into Iraq in larger numbers beginning in May 2007. Most of the Libyan recruits came from cities in North‐East Libya, an area long known for jihadi‐linked militancy. Libyan fighters were much more likely than other nationalities to be listed as suicide bombers (85% for Libyans, 56% for all others).
  • A small thing, but rekindled my hope in America.

    12/11/2010 10:45:47 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 25 replies
    Me ^ | 12/11/2010 | me
    Sometimes it is the little things that give you hope and this is one of those things. My daughter and I were at walmart today and we had to return an item. The line was long but we kind of kept to ourselves and were just talking to each other. Well, we noticed a woman returning some hair care products without a receipt. They would not let her return it without the receipt and she started to get angry and loud. The people in line were obviously trying not to look at her. As she walked away she yelled in...
  • Chechen rebel leader claims he ordered attack on Moscow subway

    03/31/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 438+ views
    cnn ^ | 3/31/10 | staff
    (CNN) -- Chechen rebel leader Dokku Umarov claimed that he personally gave orders to attack the Moscow subway this week, according to a Chechen rebel Web site. Kavkaz Center, a Web site that regularly carries messages from the rebels, released a video in which Umarov said he was behind the Monday attacks. The attacks were revenge for what Umarov called a "massacre conducted by the Russian occupants against the poorest residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia," the Web site says. According to the site, the video was taped the same day as the attacks.
  • Myanmar Army Routs Ethnic Chinese Rebels in the North

    08/31/2009 4:27:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 1,034+ views
    NYT ^ | 08/31/09 | THOMAS FULLER
    Myanmar Army Routs Ethnic Chinese Rebels in the North By THOMAS FULLER BANGKOK — The Myanmar military has overwhelmed rebels from an ethnic Chinese minority in the northern reaches of the country, the junta’s second victory over armed opponents in three months. The routing over the weekend of the forces of the small, Chinese-speaking Kokang ethnic group gives Myanmar’s governing generals momentum in their campaign to quell armed opposition before elections and the adoption of a new Constitution next year. Several well-armed groups, notably the Wa and Kachin, still stand in the way of the junta’s goal of complete control...
  • Conservative House Dems rebel on health care bill

    07/09/2009 2:40:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 2,200+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/09 | Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – Conservative Democrats in the House rebelled against their party leaders Thursday, raising concerns about the cost of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and seeking to put the brakes on legislation. The fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition planned to present a letter to House Democratic leaders asking for more time, members of the group told The Associated Press. Democratic Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas said that if the Democrats' liberal legislative plan came to the floor as proposed, an "overwhelming majority" of his group would oppose it. The Blue Dogs claim 52 members, so that could endanger the...
  • The State Secession Issue & Texas v. White

    06/28/2009 8:16:03 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 29 replies · 1,159+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 27th, 2009 | Steven D. Laib
    In my experience, whenever the subject of the Confederate secession or of a modern attempt at the same thing occurs someone is bound to respond with a reference to the infamous case of Texas v. White (7 Wall. 700 ). This Reconstruction Era case was written essentially to put a headstone on the Confederacy's grave and to stifle any other State's interests in leaving the Union in the future. It was in all significant respects a politically motivated decision. It ignored certain specific constitutional provisions as well as prior decisions of the court. In short, the decision was just plain...
  • Georgia says soldiers rebel, accuses Russia

    05/05/2009 5:03:26 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 2 replies · 292+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2009 | By Niko Mchedlishvili and Margarita Antidze
    TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia sent tanks to a military base near the capital Tbilisi where it said a rebellion was under way on Tuesday and accused Russia of financing a coup. There was no official reaction from Moscow and it was unclear how many were involved in the uprising at the Mukhrovani base, home to several hundred soldiers, or what its aims were. Moscow has repeatedly said Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili might try to find ways to distract attention from opposition protests calling for his resignation. Russia's Interfax news agency said Mukhrovani base commander Mamuka Gorgishvili had made a statement...
  • Ceremony Planned For Confederate Flag Park

    04/02/2009 9:16:23 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 4 replies · 412+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | April 2, 2009 | MIKE SALINERO
    TAMPA - A park memorializing Confederate veterans will officially open April 25 with cannon fire, live music and re-enactors impersonating famous Southern generals. The park, near the junction of Interstates 4 and 75, gained notoriety last summer when the Sons of Confederate Veterans raised a 30-by-50-foot Confederate flag there. In October, the group replaced the first flag with a larger one. The veterans group said they raised the flag to draw attention to the 1.9-acre memorial park at its base. David McCallister, a lawyer and officer with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said the park was built to relate the...
  • Thomas Jefferson: A little rebellion now and then is a good thing

    11/04/2008 7:33:09 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 1,056+ views
    11/04/08 | Kevin Davis
    Granted things are not looking good, and I don't think McCain has a chance.. As Thomas Jefferson said A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. We should not give up. We must fight the rats..
  • No Graduation Walk for Confederate Flag-Wavers

    06/05/2008 12:09:34 PM PDT · by XR7 · 107 replies · 339+ views
    Breitbart/WCCO ^ | 6/5/08 | Lisa Kiava
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) ― Flying the Confederate flag has long been controversial in Southern states but now it's causing a heated debate at Kennedy High School in Bloomington, Minn. Three seniors who displayed the flag will not be allowed to attend their graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. "It was sitting like that in the parking lot," said Justin Thompson, as he held a Confederate flag that was hanging from a pole inside a pick-up truck bed. On Tuesday, three seniors, each with a rebel flag on the back of their pick-ups, parked at Kennedy High School. "I'm just a country type...
  • Davis' bicentennial eclipsed by Lincoln

    03/28/2008 12:15:10 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 615 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Kentucky Kernel ^ | 3/28/08 | Jill Laster
    Over the last few months, celebrations for Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday have drawn attention to the Kentucky native's life and his legacy as president. But the 200-year anniversary of another Kentucky president's birth, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, is receiving mixed reviews. "I'll say it this way - winners write history," said Ron Bryant, a Lexington historian writing a book on Davis. "We need heroes, we need villains. Lincoln became a hero and Davis a villain." Davis was born in what is now Todd County, Ky., in 1808, one year before Lincoln. Davis served as the only president of the 11...
  • US says Iraqi rebel head is an invention (There Is No Civil War in Iraq)

    07/19/2007 3:30:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 511+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 7/20/07 | Tina Susman
    US says Iraqi rebel head is an inventionTina Susman in Baghdad July 20, 2007 IN MARCH, he was declared captured. In May, he was declared killed, and his purported corpse was displayed on state-run TV. On Wednesday, Omar al-Baghdadi, the supposed leader of an al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Iraq, was declared non-existent by US military officials, who say he is a fictional character created to give an Iraqi face to a foreign-run terrorist group. In reality, said Brigadier-General Kevin Bergner, an Iraqi actor has read statements attributed to al-Baghdadi, who has been identified since October as the leader of the group,...
  • Rebel Against America, Chavez Urges Russia

    06/28/2007 6:38:21 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 563+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-29-2007 | Carl Schrek
    Rebel against America, Chavez urges Russia By Carl Schrek in Moscow Last Updated: 1:59am BST 29/06/2007 The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, called on Russia to challenge America's superpower status yesterday as part of a growing revolution against the "tyranny" of Washington. Hugo Chavez brandishes a sabre presented to him in Moscow Arriving in Moscow for what is believed to be an arms-buying spree, the extreme Left-wing Latin American leader urged Russians to revive the thinking of the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin. "They don't want Russia to keep rising," he said, referring to America. "But Russia has...
  • Rebel MPs Wreck Australia's Tough Immigration Plans

    08/14/2006 6:58:37 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 365+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2006 | Nick Squires
    Rebel MPs wreck Australia's tough immigration plans By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 15/08/2006) A revolt by backbench MPs forced the Australian government to abandon a controversial immigration law yesterday. The legislation would have meant that asylum seekers were sent to a detention centre on the remote South Pacific island of Nauru while their applications were processed. Opponents said that asylum seekers, including women and children, would be kept behind razor wire for months or years in a refugee equivalent of Guantanamo Bay. John Howard, the prime minister, had to take the humiliating step of withdrawing the legislation, knowing that...
  • So am I needlessly overheated over this?

    07/10/2006 6:53:23 PM PDT · by StACase · 47 replies · 1,095+ views
    Vanity - Personal Experience | 7/10/06 | StACase
    My back yard backs onto a pond with a park on the other side where for over 25 years the local July 4th fireworks have been set off. I have an annual party and the best seat in the house. This past July 4th I was with some of my guests down by the pond when a plain clothes cop hollers across the water at me and my guests that if we cross his yellow police line set up at the park entrance he would arrest us. I hollered back, just keep your barricade out of my yard, and that...
  • Chechen rebel leader Sadulayev killed

    06/17/2006 2:55:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 646+ views
    AP ^ | 06/17/06 | KAZBEK VAKHAYEV
    Chechen rebel leader Sadulayev killed By KAZBEK VAKHAYEV, Associated Press Writer 30 minutes ago The Chechen rebel leader was killed in a special police operation in his hometown on Saturday, authorities said. Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev was killed in his hometown of Argun, a city nine miles east of Grozny. The press service of the Moscow-backed Chechen prime minister confirmed Russian media reports of his death. The Interfax news agency quoted Muslim Khuchiyev, a minister in the local administration, as saying that police acted on a tip, tracked down Sadulayev and killed him when he offered resistance. Further details of the operation...
  • Rebel group captures 9 Iranian soldiers

    01/01/2006 10:01:34 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 870+ views
    Reuters ^ | 31 Dec 2005
    DUBAI, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A little-known Sunni rebel organisation says it has abducted nine Iranian soldiers to pressure Tehran to free imprisoned members of the group, Al Arabiya television said on Sunday. A caller speaking for the Jundollah (God's Soldiers) said the soldiers were seized near Iran's border with Pakistan, and demanded the release of 16 group members, the satellite television channel said. Iranian officials were not immediately available to comment. In July, the group said it beheaded an Iranian security agent it had abducted the previous month. Iran's remote southeastern areas on the border with Pakistan have seen...
  • Iraqis In Former Rebel Stronghold Now Cheer American Soldiers

    12/18/2005 5:53:46 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-19-2005 | Oliver Poole
    Iraqis in former rebel stronghold now cheer American soldiers By Oliver Poole in Tal Afar (Filed: 19/12/2005) In the low-slung concrete buildings of Tal Afar, a city built on dirty sand and mud, George W Bush sees the potential for military success in Iraq. In recent weeks it has been one case study the American president has consistently cited in order to buttress the rhetoric that the insurgency, and the killing, can be ended. Tal Afar was the site of the largest military operation of 2005, when 8,000 US and Iraqi troops reclaimed it from armed groups. It has since...
  • SF media/libs "out to get" dissident cop? (follow-up to "racist" video claim)

    12/09/2005 12:21:23 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 9 replies · 744+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 12-9-05 | Zombie, LGF, self
    {This is a follow-up to a string posted yesterday about Officer Andrew Cohen, the San Francisco policeman who has been suspended for making allegedly racist videos. There is more to this story than meets the eye, to say the least.)In other San Francisco news: For those not in the area, the San Franciso media is in a frenzy over a concocted scandal about a series of satirical videos made by a SF policeman as part of a morale-boosting program. The videos are described as being "racist," "offensive to women," "insensitive" and so on, but it's all a bunch of LLLies....
  • 100 Dead As Russia Routs Rebel Gang

    10/14/2005 6:40:38 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 494+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-15-2005 | Carl Schreck
    100 dead as Russia routs rebel gang By Carl Schreck in Moscow (Filed: 15/10/2005) Russian security forces claimed yesterday to have routed Islamist rebels from the southern city of Nalchik, a day after gunmen stormed government buildings and the airport in an assault in which more than 100 people died. Soldiers and police were last night searching for the remnants of the rebel force, which was said to number about 150 men drawn from the ranks of Chechen separatists and their local sympathisers. The body of a dead gunman lies in front of a police station Shots were reported as...
  • Uganda Rebel Leaders Named As World's Most Wanted Men

    10/07/2005 6:46:51 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 367+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-8-2005 | Mike Pflanz
    Uganda rebel leaders named as world's most wanted men By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 08/10/2005) Five commanders of a vicious rebel army of kidnapped child soldiers led by a brutal self-proclaimed mystic are officially the world's most wanted men, according to the International Criminal Court. The court, based in The Hague, has issued its first arrest warrants for the five members of the Lord's Resistance Army, a shadowy cult responsible for a two-decade campaign of terror in northern Uganda. Joseph Kony's forces have kidnapped 20,000 children The wanted men are the LRA's elusive leader, Joseph Kony, a 44-year-old...
  • Manse: One Man's War - Radio Reader

    08/31/2005 7:20:46 PM PDT · by Theophilus · 2 replies · 476+ views
    NPR - Radio Reader ^ | 8/31/2005 | Wilton Earle - Dick Estell
    Manse: One Man's War by Wilton Earle During the Civil War, Manse Jolly served as a Confederate Cavalry Scout in the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee.  But it was not until the war ended, and he returned to his farm in South Carolina, that he became famous as a hero of the Confederacy…and infamous as an outlaw.         In “Manse”, author Wilton Earle has employed extensive research to bring to life a complex man, and evoke those years of turmoil called Reconstruction when the Confederate States were a defeated nation occupied by the United States Army.                   Manse...
  • Rebel Yell Captured - Fiendish Effect Discounted

    06/28/2005 6:51:41 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 79 replies · 6,114+ views
    emediawire ^ | June 28, 2005 | PRWeb
    Civil War mystery may be solved by modern technology. (PRWEB) June 28, 2005 -- One of the mysteries of American Civil War lore may have finally been solved. The famous rebel yell, long known to have an unnerving effect on Union soldiers in the American Civil War, has just been examined by the History Publishing Company. Using as its core base, the only known yell by a living Confederate soldier recorded early in the Twentieth Century, History Publishing Company, through the use of sound technology, has emulated the sound of a company of soldiers charging a Union line. “The effect...
  • Doctor offers heritage group money for dorm name

    05/19/2005 8:19:08 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 66 replies · 1,055+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 19 May 05 | AP
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A black doctor has offered $50,000 to a Southern heritage group to buy the naming rights to a Vanderbilt University dormitory at the center of a legal fight over whether it should be called Confederate Memorial Hall.
  • Are You a Yankee or a Rebel?

    04/04/2005 10:55:38 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 100 replies · 1,740+ views
    To find out how much Southern blood your language shows, simply choose the words you use below, then press "Compute My Score!" at the end. The alphaDictionary will compute your score and tell you where you're coming from: are you speaking Bubbaese or are you a Yankee Doodle Dandy? http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/yankeetest.html How do you pronounce Aunt?
  • Iraqi Commandos Take Rebel Base, Kill 84 Militants

    03/23/2005 11:54:15 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 41 replies · 2,027+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 23-March-2005 | Sabah al-Bazee
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi commandos backed by U.S. troops killed 84 militants in a battle to seize a training camp north of Baghdad, one of the highest guerrilla death tolls in the country's nearly two-year-old insurgency. Baghdad's Interior Ministry said the dead included Arab and foreign fighters. Seven police commandos were also killed in the clashes on Tuesday in a deserted region 160 km (100 miles) northwest of Baghdad, where sporadic fighting continued. "Special forces in the Interior Ministry attacked a training center ... and had a fierce battle with the terrorists, killing 84 of them," Sabah Kadhim, a...
  • Venezuela's propaganda machine sending mixed signals

    02/24/2005 1:16:53 PM PST · by alekboyd · 9 replies · 553+ views
    Vcrisis ^ | 24.02.05 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 24.02.05 | The image of failed coupster Hugo Chavez is taking a proper battering these days. For the first time since his ascent to Venezuela's presidency some of the world's most powerful media outlets have been publishing articles that show a reality heretofore thought to be gross exaggerations or desperate ranting of a dislocated opposition. We have been denouncing the authoritarian streaks of lieutenant colonel Chavez to no avail. Things are changing though. The capture in Venezuela of Peru's official security apparatus boss Wladimiro Montesinos was taken very lightly by the international community. It was considered an isolated event....
  • Howard Dean, rebel firebrand turned Democratic Party head (branded radical leftist)

    02/12/2005 5:38:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 595+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/12/05
    Howard Dean, rebel firebrand turned Democratic Party head 1 hour, 19 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AFP) - Howard Dean, the outspoken medical doctor whose run for the Democratic presidential nomination last year spectacularly flared and burned out, surprised fans and foes alike by taking the leadership of the Democratic Party. As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he assumes responsibility for a party much-chagrined after ceding two presidential races and control of Congress to rival Republicans, and unsure how to define itself to voters. Branded a radical leftist by his opponents and distrusted by the party's powerful Washington old guard, Dean...
  • What you will not be hearing Bush say tonight. (Aw, trollie, won't see him no more).

    02/02/2005 9:48:04 AM PST · by digdugfud · 157 replies · 14,934+ views
    The coming economic crisis. Unemployment. Health care for the poor. The almost 1,500 dead soldiers. The almost 100,000 dead Iraqis. Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher. The Christian Conservative takeover of our nation. The missing 9 billion. The missing weapons of mass destruction. The impending invasion of Iran, and Syria. The total failure to protect us on 9-11.
  • Confederate Funeral For Mother of Local Southern Civil Rights Leader

    01/23/2005 8:02:10 PM PST · by CurlyBill · 20 replies · 704+ views
    Fox Carolina ^ | 22 Jan 05 | Fox Carolina
    Sunday, January 22, 2005 Confederate Funeral For Mother of Local Southern Civil Rights Leader Anna Belle Edgerton's beliefs were as controversial in life as they were in death. Her son, H.K., a self proclaimed Southern civil rights activist and former head of the Asheville NAACP proudly carries the confederate battle flag at her funeral. He said, "I want people to understand that this is our flag, this is our Southland...even though folks don't wanna tell that story." The service was supposed to be held at Hill Street Baptist Church but waiting on the steps were the Board of Deacons who...
  • Defeated Kerry sits in cold

    01/20/2005 4:09:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 112 replies · 4,770+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 21 January 2005 | Thomas Ferraro
    US Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who had hoped to replace George W. Bush as president yesterday, instead sat in the cold and clapped as the Republican began a second four-year term. Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin patted Senator Kerry on the back shortly before the inauguration Senator Kerry had hoped would be his. As Mr Bush delivered his inaugural address, Senator Kerry, about 10m away on the steps of the US Capitol, joined other lawmakers and the crowd in repeated applause. Senator Kerry looked relaxed, at times wistful. He frequently smiled, able to hide any disappointment over what...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Feliz Año Nuevo, Mi Colombia Querida

    01/01/2005 7:29:00 PM PST · by stevejackson · 14 replies · 1,264+ views
    Leftist “militants” ushered in the new year in Colombia in true form: Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) murdered 17 peasants, including 6 women and 4 children, who were gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve. When I say “true form,” I mean FARC was practicing the art that the extreme left has mastered, perhaps invented: terrorism. On this New Year’s Eve, the FARC was proving it believes the “end justifies the means,” as it is the grotesque, disfigured child of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and, yes, even Hitler -- remember, he was a National Socialist (Nazi). FARC is...
  • can somebody answer this question ? (Ask Reddy Kilozot)

    12/12/2004 10:16:17 AM PST · by rockinrobinhehe · 64 replies · 1,630+ views
    rockinrobinhehe, "brutally killed."
    For the past 25 years when Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, why did Saddam Hussein not use those weapons of mass destruction against the US or Israel, or hand them over to the Al-Qaeda terrorists or the terrorists in the west bank, even though during the past 25 years, on and off, the following were done which angered and humiliated Saddam Hussein (1) Israel destroyed Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactors in the 80s (2) Through the Iran-Contra scandal, the US supplied arms to Iran in the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s (3) In the 90s, the US ousted Saddam...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • Is It Different When France Does It?

    11/06/2004 4:22:07 PM PST · by forty_years · 22 replies · 1,278+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | 11/6/04 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    9 French troops and a U.S. citizen were killed when Ivory Coast fighter planes bombed a rebel position in the north of that country. The French have hit back, destroying 5 Ivorian helicopters and 2 bombers near the capital city of Yamoussoukro. Ivorians aren’t happy with France’s reprisals. Angry mobs are rioting, looting French properties, and yelling “Everybody get your Frenchman!” and “French go home!” Well, well, well, isn’t France’s criticism of the U.S. Coalition presence in Iraq a bit like the pot calling the kettle black? Listen to the French government’s words, as reported by the BBC: President Jacques...
  • Next Steps in Sudan

    09/30/2004 8:23:38 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 231+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 27 Sep 2004 | Alan J. Kuperman
    Remembering its shameful inaction in Rwanda a decade ago, the international community has warned of genocide in Darfur and threatened sanctions against Sudan. Unfortunately, these symbolic steps will not stop the violence in Sudan, and in fact they may exacerbate it. < snip > The international community has repeatedly exacerbated ethnic conflict through what I call the "moral hazard of humanitarian intervention." By threatening to intervene against states that use excessive force, we increase the prospects of rebellion and armed secession -- and thereby encourage them. < snip > In Bosnia 10 years ago, the head of U.N. peacekeepers complained...
  • Islamic Fighters Tighten Control Of Rebel City (Falluja)

    09/10/2004 6:36:46 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 528+ views
    The GUardian (UK) ^ | 9-11-2004 | Rory McCarthy
    Islamic fighters tighten control of rebel city Four months after the US failed to pacify Falluja, religious laws rule the stronghold of Iraq's insurgency Rory McCarthy in Baghdad Saturday September 11, 2004 The Guardian (UK) Islamic militants in Iraq are strengthening their grip on the insurgent stronghold of Falluja, four months after American commanders struck a ceasefire deal that was supposed to pacify the city and return it to government control, residents said yesterday. Militants have imposed religious law on communities, issuing edicts and executing those accused of spying and even stealing. US patrols no longer enter the city, 40...
  • U.S. Forces on Offensive in Iraq Rebel Strongholds

    09/09/2004 11:37:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 372+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/04 | Luke Baker - Reuters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces launched operations in three Iraqi rebel strongholds on Thursday, killing nearly two dozen insurgents in a town near the Syrian border and bombing targets in Falluja for the third straight day. Troops mounted a major offensive in Tal Afar, a suspected haven for foreign fighters about 60 miles east of the Syrian border in northern Iraq (news - web sites), and went into the tense town of Samarra north of Baghdad, as well as keeping up pressure on Falluja, west of the capital, through air strikes. The fighting in Tal Afar killed 22 insurgents and...
  • Air Strikes Target Army Of Rebel Cleric Sadr

    08/10/2004 5:26:27 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 964+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-11-2004 | Adrian Blomfield
    Air strikes target army of rebel cleric Sadr By Adrian Blomfield in Baghdad (Filed: 11/08/2004) American aircraft struck the Iraqi holy city of Najaf last night, hours after military vehicles toured its streets calling for militants to leave the city or die. As fighting raged in Shia strongholds across the south, US troops trying to recapture the centre of Najaf called in air strikes against Shia militiamen who have taken up defensive positions in the city's cemetery. An Iraqi boy brandishes an American weapon in Najaf After dusk, US warplanes flew sorties over the city, the spiritual focal point of...