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  • The Hidden Hand Behind the Islamic State

    05/18/2015 7:40:50 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 164 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2015 | Liz Sly
    SANLIURFA, Turkey — When Abu Hamza, a former Syrian rebel, agreed to join the Islamic State, he did so assuming he would become a part of the group’s promised Islamist utopia, which has lured foreign jihadists from around the globe. Instead, he found himself being supervised by an Iraqi emir and receiving orders from shadowy Iraqis... All of the men, however, were former Iraqi officers who had served under Saddam Hussein... His account, and those of others who have lived with or fought against the Islamic State over the past two years, underscore the pervasive role played by members of...
  • Saddam’s WMDs: The Left’s Iraq Lies Exposed

    06/23/2014 2:37:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 109 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6/23/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    The recent turmoil in Iraq brought on by the rise of the Sunni extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ironically struck a blow to the American LeftÂ’s endlessly repeated narrative that there were no weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq prior to the war. The State Department and other U.S. government officials have revealed that ISIS now occupies the Al Muthanna Chemicals Weapons Complex. Al Muthanna was Saddam HusseinÂ’s primary chemical weapons facility, and it is located less than 50 miles from Baghdad.The Obama administration claims that the weapons in that facility,...
  • Saddam Hussein Trial Judge Executed By ISIS

    06/23/2014 3:53:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 6/23/2014 | ANDRE WALKER
    The Kurdish judge who sentenced former Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein to death has himself been captured and executed by ISIS. Raouf Abdul Rahman, was killed by militants in retaliation for the killing of the former Iraqi dictator, according to Al-Mesryoon. Jordanian Member of Parliament Khalil Attieh wrote on his Facebook page that: “Iraqi revolutionaries arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein.” So far the Iraqi government has not confirmed the death of Judge Rahman, but they have refused to deny the kidnapping. Attieh also claimed that Rahman was only captured...
  • Saddam, the Good Old Days

    06/22/2014 5:43:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/14 | Alan Caruba
    I know it’s a terrible thing to say, but sometimes I miss Saddam Hussein.
  • U.S. Helps Remove Uranium From Iraq [Article from 2008]

    06/20/2014 8:45:04 AM PDT · by caligatrux · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 7, 2008 | Alissa J. Rubin, Campbell Robertson
    BAGHDAD — American and Iraqi officials have completed nearly the last chapter in dismantling Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program with the removal of hundreds of tons of natural uranium from the country’s main nuclear site. The uranium, which was removed several weeks ago, arrived in Canada over the weekend, according to officials. The removal was first reported by The Associated Press. [snip] American military personnel helped move about 600 tons of uranium in the form called yellowcake. It had been stored at Tuwaitha, an installation 12 miles south of Baghdad, which had been the site of Iraq’s nuclear program. [snip] This...
  • We don't need you any more

    08/06/2009 4:25:04 PM PDT · by azadi4iran · 4 replies · 773+ views
    Economist ^ | 08/06/2009 | Economist
    From The Economist print edition Iraqi commanders say they can run the show on their own. Really?<\b> AMERICAN commanders in Baghdad have been here before. In 2004, a year after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, they handed the reins of security to freshly trained forces of a once-again sovereign Iraq and encouraged them to take control of the main towns. But the Iraqis proved unable or unwilling to hold the line against the insurgents. The Americans delayed their exit and set about retraining the Iraqis. This time will it be different? Probably yes. Since they again took control of...
  • 'I watched Saddam die' [Details!]

    12/30/2006 6:44:53 PM PST · by aculeus · 70 replies · 5,536+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | December 31, 2006 | by Marie Colvin
    THE knock on the door came just before 6am. Saddam Hussein’s executioners were disguised with black balaclavas. He spent his last minutes yesterday in the sordid bowels of Iraqi military intelligence headquarters, once home to his own torturers and killers. Just as the dawn call to prayer was beginning over the city, he was led, shambling in leg irons, to the scaffold to pay the price for his crimes against the Iraqi people. “We took him to the gallows room and he looked like he wondered what was going on,” said Mowaffak al-Rubaie, the Iraqi government’s national security adviser, who...
  • 2001, 2002 Iraqi Memos: SECRET NUCLEAR PROJECT (Translation)

    04/23/2006 6:36:32 PM PDT · by jveritas · 56 replies · 7,140+ views
    This document CMPC-2004-000167 talks about a project that started in early 2001 by the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) to use components from the previously destroyed TAMUZ (also known as OZIRAQ) Nuclear Reactor to build a Nuclear Simulator Reactor. The TAMUZ Nuclear Reactor was destroyed by an Israeli air attack in 1981. In September 2002, after almost a year and a half since the start of this Nuclear Project and when it became very clear to the Iraqi Regime that the UN inspectors were coming back to Iraq, a decision was made to stop this Nuclear Activity project. What is...

    04/20/2006 10:33:05 AM PDT · by parnasokan · 51 replies · 2,243+ views
    Il Foglio ^ | 04/20/2006 | Christian Rocca
    NIGERGATE: BUSH DIDN’T LIE TO THE AMERICANS REGARDING URANIUM FROM AFRICA Today’s Il Foglio newspaper from Italy reports on the recent scoop by The Sunday Times and a follow-up article, “Clueless Joe Wilson” published by Slate. The piece in today’s Il Foglio, signed by top investigative reporter Christian Rocca, examines the true reason why the famous ‘16 words’ were included in the 2003 State of the Union address: President George W. Bush didn’t lie to the American public regarding Saddam Hussein’s attempts to procure uranium from Africa, Saddam had been out trying to do his shopping in Niger. The left...
  • Corruption Down Under

    01/25/2006 2:07:29 PM PST · by TASMANIANRED · 3 replies · 560+ views ^ | 1/25/2006 | Sharon Lapking
    When Saddam Hussein threatened to terminate massive imports of Australian wheat in 2002, Australian Wheat Board (AWB) executives rushed to Iraq in a panic. Reuters reported that Iraq’s Minister wished “to resume and increase future business with AWB on the basis that the Australian government supports diplomatic solutions to the current situation in Iraq.” Then a peculiar thing happened. Australia did not change its foreign policy but after the meeting with Iraqi officials, the AWB emerged with a new deal. Iraq had agreed not only to continue buying Australian wheat but also to pay more for it. Australian Prime Minister...

    01/09/2006 10:09:26 AM PST · by jimbergin · 41 replies · 2,540+ views
    A former military intelligence analyst, who currently works as a civilian contractor, believes he has found a cache of extremely confidential--and very shocking--audio recordings of Saddam Hussein's office meetings. The audiotapes, which had apparently been overlooked, were found in a warehouse along with many other untranslated Iraqi intelligence files. These tapes are extremely significant, since they may be the best evidence yet of Saddam's secret intentions concerning weapons of mass destruction. Before 9/11, many intelligence experts were convinced that a very strong and important Iraqi WMD connection existed, only to change their minds when no concrete evidence of that connection...
  • Presiding Judge in the Saddam Hussein Trial...Discusses Possibility of Execution

    08/11/2005 3:07:11 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 4 replies · 1,045+ views
    Memri ^ | 11 AUGUST 2005 | Unattributed
    Special Dispatch Series - No. 955 August 11, 2005 No.955 Presiding Judge in the Saddam Hussein Trial Reveals Details of Charges and Discusses Possibility of Execution The following are excerpts from an interview with the presiding judge in the Saddam Hussein trial, Munir Haddad, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on August 8, 2005. (To view this clip visit Interviewer: "You have decided that the trial will be public, and open to the media and anyone who wants to attend." Haddad: "Our court is just and transparent. We have nothing to hide, and no reason for the trial not...
  • SADDAM's LAWYER...Clive Stafford-Smith is a beneficiary of the George Soros Foundation

    12/20/2004 5:48:55 AM PST · by crushelits · 15 replies · 1,677+ views ^ | Dec. 20, 2004 | littlegreenfootballs /
    Saddam bids to challenge case in the US LONDON (AFP) - Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) is preparing a legal challenge in the United States to his trial for war crimes, a newspaper reports, citing leaked papers prepared by his defense team. Clive Stafford Smith, a British human rights lawyer, has prepared a 50-page brief which contains advice to take the case to US courts to ensure he receives a fair trial, the Sunday Times reported after saying it had seen the document. there's more here @ Free Republic...  and here Free Republic Post ... The...
  • US to face war crimes charge?

    11/23/2004 10:31:48 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 19 replies · 607+ views
    Amman, Jordan - Members of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime are considering suing the Bush administration in the World Court for alleged war crimes in Iraq, the chief of the former dictator's legal team said on Monday. Ziad al-Khasawneh told The Associated Press that Saddam's Jordan-based defence team could not initiate legal action on its own against the US government in the International Court of Justice in the Hague, Netherlands, because the tribunal refuses to hear any individual cases. "Since the World Court doesn't accept cases from individuals, the lawsuit could be filed on behalf of members of President Saddam's government,"...
  • Medic treated imprisoned Iraqi leaders (Including Sadam)

    11/14/2004 7:11:43 AM PST · by edfrank_1998 · 3 replies · 704+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 13, 2004 | SCOTT WILLIAMS
    Medic treated imprisoned Iraqi leaders His patients came right from the top - of old regime By SCOTT WILLIAMS Posted: Nov. 13, 2004 Entering a small prison cell under heavy security, Cook used Arabic to exchange a few introductory words with the patient. "Hello. God be with you," he said, employing a common Muslim greeting. "God be with you," replied Saddam Hussein. It was the first of a handful of face-to-face encounters Cook had with the ousted Iraqi leader while serving on an elite medical team entrusted to care for top officials of Hussein's regime. Cook also worked unsuccessfully...
  • Whiskers of Kittens...

    10/29/2004 9:41:29 PM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 1 replies · 183+ views
    My Sandmen ^ | 10.27.04 | Mr.Atos
    Did we miss something here? Over the last several years, starting with a crisp Manhattan morning in September of 2001 and leading up to the present, their have been numerous startling revelations concerning the nature of this Nation's present struggle. Taken in their entirety, they hint at a picture too ghastly for many to comprehend. Recall for an instant, the image of our rebirth to reality. Fast forward, being the select method for reticent rationalized denial, America has skipped back one day and forward 1143 to the threshold of domestic chaos and a divisive Presidential election fueled on 9/10 rhetoric...
  • CIA Report Finds No Conclusive Zarqawi-Saddam Link

    10/05/2004 7:14:10 PM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 19 replies · 656+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10.05.04 | NA
    "There's no conclusive evidence the Saddam Hussein regime had harbored Zarqawi," a U.S. official said on Tuesday about the CIA findings. But the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, stressed that the report, which was a mix of new information and a look at some older information, did not make any final judgments or come to any definitive conclusions. "To suggest the case is closed on this would not be correct," the official said in confirming an ABC News story about the CIA report that the network said was delivered to the White House last week. ABC quoted an unnamed...
  • Freep This Poll! Do you believe al-Qaida and Iraq worked together against the United States.

    06/18/2004 4:51:52 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 9 replies · 200+ views
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 18 June 2004 | KQV Poll
    This is a telephone poll in dire need of Freeping. Please call 412-333-9190. This normally conservative paper is carrying a front-page article on the 8-11 Commission report and then asking the public to vote yes or no on whether there is any linkage between al-Qaida and Saddam's regime. Please call 412-333-9190 to vote yes. The results will air on KQV-AM (1410) at 6:58 p.m. tonight.

    05/07/2004 7:13:11 AM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 26 replies · 2,285+ views
    The Labour Party ^ | Tuesday 1 April 2003 | Ann Clwyd
    Labour MP Ann Clwyd tells of her experience of visiting Iraq in The Times"There was a machine designed for shredding plastic. Men were dropped into it and we were again made to watch. Sometimes they went in head first and died quickly. Sometimes they went in feet first and died screaming. It was horrible. I saw 30 people die like this. Their remains would be placed in plastic bags and we were told they would be used as fish food...on one occasion, I saw Qusay personally supervise these murders." This is one of the many witness statements that were taken...
  • War on Appeasement

    04/09/2004 6:40:11 AM PDT · by view from the middle · 207+ views ^ | 04/09/2004 | Paul Cappitelli
    There is a global war on terrorism that is being fought in many countries throughout the world. The enemies of peace, freedom, and civilization have been fighting this war, unhindered until very recently, for decades. It took us from November of 1979 to September of 2001, an astonishing 21 years and 11 months, to commit ourselves to treating the terrorism on the US as a war on our country and our way of life. In November of 1979 a revolution swept across Iran, resulting in the overthrow of the US backed Shah and the beginning of the radical Islamist movement’s...
  • Study: Saddam tortured nearly 1/2 of Shiite Iraqis

    03/24/2004 4:22:19 PM PST · by Murtyo · 6 replies · 275+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 24, 2004 | WND
    Nearly half of all Iraqis living in the southern part of the nation suffered killings, torture and other human-rights abuses at the hands of Saddam Hussein's regime in the 12 years prior to his ouster, a survey of residents has found. Boston-based Physicians for Human Rights conducted the research, which included questioning 1,991 Iraqi men and women in three southern cities. The respondents were nearly all Shiite Muslims, a group of people who were routinely abused by Hussein's Baathist regime. "Overall, 47 percent of those interviewed reported one or more of the following abuses among themselves and household members since...
  • Graphic proof from Saddam's Killing Fields

    01/12/2004 2:24:39 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 25 replies · 4,212+ views ^ | Jan 12, 2004 | the dead of Iraq
    The next time you hear someone complain about the US overthrow of Saddam, point them towards this site. These photos are, unfortunately, real and very graphic. Scenes of Iraq's killing fields.What you will never see on our US liberal 6 o'clock news:
  • A Question of Loyalty: A "Saddamite" Responds to Perigo

    01/01/2004 6:57:59 AM PST · by Hank Kerchief · 34 replies · 238+ views
    Free Radical ^ | January 01, 2004 | Chris Matthew Sciabarra
    A Question of Loyalty   Chris Sciabarra The truth is, of course, that I am not a Saddamite. But it is very hard to discern exactly who is a Saddamite from Lindsay Perigo's essay "Saddam's Succours #3" or from essays #1 or #2 for that matter. I wish he'd name names. So, at the risk of buying into that old Carly Simon lyric, "You're so vain, You probably think this song is about you," I think a response to Perigo is necessary. For the purposes of this brief essay, I will not reiterate all the points that I have...
  • Poll Question on The War and Sadam's Eminent Capture

    11/18/2003 8:17:50 AM PST · by OneVike · 4 replies · 143+ views ^ | 11/18/03 | One Vike
    This site has a poll QuestionDo you think that coalition forces will ever capture or kill Saddam Hussein? Lets give them our answer.
  • Blair on Iraq Rack as Spy Chief Breaks Cover

    09/15/2003 3:43:02 PM PDT · by Brian S · 36 replies · 234+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09-15-03
    Mon September 15, 2003 05:00 PM ET By Dominic Evans LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's secretive intelligence chief conceded Monday that criticism of a dossier setting out Prime Minister Tony Blair's case for war with Iraq was valid because its most sensational warning was "misinterpreted." Breaking with precedent, MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove testified via audio-link to the judicial inquiry into the suicide of a weapons expert, which has raised questions about Blair's reasons for war and sent his trust ratings plunging. Dearlove said he stood by the intelligence in the September 2002 dossier but added that a contentious assertion that...
  • Al Qaim Clings to Its WMD Secrets Day 24 of Iraq War

    04/12/2003 1:00:30 PM PDT · by MangoCrazy · 20 replies · 875+ views
    DEBKA.COM ^ | 4-12-2003
    Since the Saddam Hussein statues were torn down around Iraq, many Israelis have stopped carrying their gas masks despite almost daily exhortations by defense minister Shaul Mofaz to keep them close and not dismantle their sealed rooms since the danger is not over. His concern has draw sneers from some army veterans and pundits, making him the butt of jokes about “overreaction”. Some information about the sinister tools of death that are believed cached in remote al Qaim up against the Syrian border might lead to a better appreciation of the peril. However, Israeli officials are keeping what is known...
  • Saddam's 'gruesome' Kuwaiti war crimes Power drills, axes used at a dozen 'torture sites' ...

    04/05/2003 7:15:08 PM PST · by nmh · 19 replies · 375+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 4/5/03 | Paul Sperry
    OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOM Saddam's 'gruesome' Kuwaiti war crimes Power drills, axes used at a dozen 'torture sites' during prior conflict April 5, 2003 By Paul Sperry © 2003 WASHINGTON -- When it comes to war crimes, Saddam Hussein's reputation precedes him. In the last Gulf war, the Iraqi dictator racked up 16 violations of the law of war under the Hague and Geneva conventions, according to an unclassified report written by Pentagon lawyers in 1992. Some of them involved "gruesome" tortures by amputation, electric shock, electric drills, acid baths, rape, forced self-cannibalism, dismemberment and ax beatings, according to the...
  • The Turning Tide in Iraq

    04/01/2003 10:25:31 AM PST · by ConservativeVoice · 12 replies · 133+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/1/2003 | Thomas W. Lippman
    In two attacks by Marines of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force north of Nasiriyah, Brooks said, "Approximately 100 tribal men joined with coalition forces in these attacks and resulted in the captures of enemy prisoners of war, weapons, the destruction of bunkers and the removal of explosives from a bridge-and there were no friendly casualties."
  • Saddam Urges Iraqis in TV Message to Hit Invaders

    04/01/2003 9:32:11 AM PST · by ConservativeVoice · 42 replies · 282+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/1/2003 | Reuters Wire
    Saddam Urges Iraqis in TV Message to Hit Invaders 7 minutes ago Add World - Reuters to My Yahoo! BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) said in a message to the Iraqi people Tuesday that jihad (holy war) was a religious duty and he urged them to fight invading U.S. and British troops wherever they found them. "Jihad is a duty. Whoever dies will be rewarded by heaven ... This is what God requested of you," said Saddam's message, read out on state television by Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf. "Hit them, fight them ... Fight...
  • Saddam Asks Uday-Led 'Heroic Fedayeen' To Strike 'Enemy' 'Everywhere'

    03/26/2003 8:47:23 PM PST · by gaucho · 19 replies · 281+ views
    Iraqi Satellite Channel Television in Arabic ^ | 03/25/2003 | Translated 03/26/2003 | Saddam Husayn
    Mujahid leader President Saddam Husayn, may God watch over him, has addressed a letter to Saddam's heroic Fedayeen. Following is the text of the letter: In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate. And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God. [Koranic verse] To the men who carried the banner of jihad, which also carries our name. To Saddam's Fedayeen. Brothers and dear sons, led by your brother Uday, peace be upon you. The fedayeen had wished to meet the enemy to destroy it. The enemy has...
  • Arab states want Saddam to leave

    03/02/2003 4:06:29 PM PST · by chiller · 1 replies · 149+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/2/03 | WND
    Countries consider proposal calling for exile, Baghdad paper blasts idea from 'devil's heart' In an effort to avert war in the region, six Gulf states – including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait – will consider a proposal tomorrow calling for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to step down and go into exile. An information minister with the United Arab Emirates says the Gulf Cooperation Council, which also includes Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, will consider the plan, which has already been rejected by the Arab League. "This is true and sincere advice to the Iraqi leadership to take the right decision at the...

    03/01/2003 7:35:59 AM PST · by · 21 replies · 313+ views
    THE "GOOD" RICH AND THE "BAD" RICH MARK A SITY 3/1/03 Liberals always seem to be complaining about the "rich" not "giving back" to the community. But which rich are they talking about? Certainly not Oprah, she's exempt from such criticisms. Bill Gates is a favorite target as one of the "bad" rich. But really who "gives back" more to the community? Oprah does entertainment and creates a few jobs. Other entertainers do the same; they each create a few jobs in the movie industry, TV, and video rental industries. Bill Gates makes computer software which has transformed and caused...
  • Iraqi Cheat Sheet

    02/07/2003 7:08:41 AM PST · by sparkomatic · 6 replies · 300+ views
    The Glenn Beck Show (Website) ^ | February 6, 2003 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn’s outline on how to explain the upcoming Iraqi war to all the pinheads! 1. We should send more inspectors! - Analogize it to your kid caught smoking weed, who denies everything and is defensive and accusatory. At what point do you actually punish the child for smoking weed? Do you just keep hiring babysitters ad nauseam to watch over him? At some point you have to lay down the law and Mean What You Say. 2. There is always time for war: this should be a time for peace and we need more time. - 12 years is...
  • BREAKING!!! RUSH LIMBAUGH RREPROTS: Sadam's Body Guard Defects To Israel And Tells All!!!.

    02/03/2003 12:02:21 PM PST · by CWW · 33 replies · 325+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 02-03-03 | CWW
    Rush just reported that Sadams Chief Body Guard fled (defected) to Israel and that he is spilling his guts concerning the location of an underground chemical factory, scud missles, etc... I guess the liberals will call the man a traitor.
  • Saddam says he's not losing sleep.

    01/20/2003 10:27:25 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 25 replies · 185+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday, January 20, 2003 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said Monday he was not losing any sleep over a possible U.S. invasion of his country. The United States is massing forces in the Gulf for a possible war over Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction program. Iraq denies having such weapons. "I can assure you and put your minds at ease that I rarely find it difficult to sleep," Saddam told senior army officers, including his son Qusay, supervisor of the elite Republican Guards. "I fall asleep as soon as I put my head on the pillow. I don't need sleeping pills,...
  • Ansar Al-Islam: Iraq's Al-Qaeda Connection

    01/17/2003 12:39:41 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 13 replies · 479+ views
    Ansar al-Islam, an al-Qaeda affiliate active in Iraqi Kurdistan since September 2001, is a prototype of America's enemies in the "war on terror." The group serves as a testament to the global spread of al-Qaeda affiliates, achieved through exploitation of weak central authorities and a utilitarian willingness to work with seemingly differing ideologies for a common cause. Lengthy reports on Ansar have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, and Kurdish leaders have given Washington a plethora of intelligence on the group. Nevertheless, Ansar has yet to appear on official U.S. terrorism lists. Meanwhile, political...
  • Lest we Forget... December 7, 1941

    12/07/2002 10:34:20 PM PST · by Action-America · 23 replies · 759+ views
    Action America ^ | 12/7/02 | John Gaver
    Lest we Forget...December 7, 1941A day that will live in infamy...   USS West Virginia in fire in Pearl Harbor Shortly before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy, employing the largest naval attack force ever assembled, launched an unprovoked, sneak attack on the US Pacific Fleet, that lay at rest at Pearl Harbor and on surrounding military bases.  Within short order, 5 of the 8 battleships docked on "Battleship Row" were either sunk or sinking and the rest were severely damaged.  Several other smaller ships and most of Hawaii's combat aircraft were damaged or destroyed, as well. ...
  • 'Iraq is a terrifying place to live. (liberals reactions)

    12/02/2002 9:27:35 PM PST · by Pliney the younger · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Independent UK ^ | 12/03/02 | Ben Russell
    Detailed accounts of systematic torture, rape, arbitrary arrests and killings are outlined in the Foreign Office's 24-page dossier on human rights abuses in Iraq. Beheading, eye gouging, acid baths, drilling through hands and other lurid examples of torture and execution paint a picture, the dossier says, of "a cruel and callous disregard for human life and suffering". The document, a compilation of published accounts by human rights groups, media reports and the stories of exiles and dissidents, places the blame for abuse firmly at the door of Saddam Hussein and his immediate subordinates. It concludes: "Iraq is a terrifying place...
  • Irish neutrality is absurd and cowardly

    11/25/2002 7:14:14 AM PST · by Murtyo · 4 replies · 249+ views
    Sunday Business Post, Dublin ^ | 11/24/2002 | Niall Stanage
    Irish neutrality is absurd and cowardly Niall Stanage Dublin, Ireland, 24 November, 2002 Hans Blix's arrival in Baghdad this week almost certainly presages a United States-led war on Iraq. The chief UN weapons inspector will lead a team that must determine whether Saddam Hussein is attempting to develop weapons of mass destruction. In the unlikely event of Blix deciding that Iraq is not contravening UN resolutions, the US has signalled its willingness to act unilaterally. Hostilities will probably commence within four months. As the drums of war grow louder, so do the plaintive cries of the Irish neutrality lobby. The...
  • The Whoops-o-Matic Hit Saddam Where It Really Hurts Him...

    10/10/2002 11:23:18 PM PDT · by airedale · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 10/10/2002 | Mark Fiore
    Funny cartoon with some truth to it from this left wing source.. I couldn't figure out how to make it show up here so you'll have to follow the link in Source item above to view. If someone else can figure out how to post it let me know for the future.
  • Newsweek: Saddam Ordered Use of Chemical Weapons

    10/06/2002 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 177+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/6/02 | Limbacher
    Intelligence intercepts in the gulf region tell of a meeting Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had with local military commanders in August, in which he discussed the possibility of an impending war, Newsweek reports. "This campaign will be one of life or death for this regime, and we must use everything we have," he allegedly told them. According to the same source, Saddam told local commanders that if communications were cut with Baghdad, they had authority to fire chemical weapons the moment a ground attack began, reports Correspondent-at-Large Rod Nordland in the October 14 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, October...
  • Who Was Martin Niemoller? (A look back at the "Peace Movement" of 1937)

    09/18/2002 12:01:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 948+ views
    Hoboes dot com ^ | FR Post 9-17-02 | Unknown / Unspecified
    Who Was Martin Niemoller? Unknown Author First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me. by Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945 A few weeks ago, someone on asked who said these words and what had happened to him. First, the version above...
  • Europe Quakes On The Verge Of America's War Against Sadam

    08/27/2002 8:39:46 AM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 57 replies · 556+ views ^ | August 27, 2002 | William A. Mayer
    Europe Quakes On The Verge Of America's War Against Sadam By William A. Mayer On August 20, 2002, members of a heretofore unknown Iraqi dissident group, The Democratic Iraqi Opposition In Germany, briefly and peacefully took over the Iraqi embassy in Berlin for the period of about 5 hours. Nominally covered, the story didn’t really resonate much in the US press - but then things of great import are often wasted on the tin ears in the US media. This happens for a variety of reasons, some of which are readily apparent, some which must be probed for meaning. As...
  • A Growing Angst-Why We need to take out Iraq sooner rather than later

    08/25/2002 4:40:35 PM PDT · by Pharmer · 7 replies · 290+ views
    My fertile mind | 8/17/02 and 8/25 | me
    A Growing Angst Almost a year ago I was driving to work when at 9:00 AM I heard that a plane collided into the World Trade Center in New York. I was driving into the Princeton, New Jersey area on Route 1 as I listened to Howard Stern announce the news, interrupting himself and his irrelevant comments on Pamela Anderson’s… something. Tuning to 770 AM WABC, I heard the reporter talking about the fire in Tower 1. He then got an eyewitness to the event on an adjacent building on the phone to describe the fire when the witness screamed...
  • Call a War

    08/10/2002 10:01:25 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 4 replies · 214+ views
    Numbertwelve web site ^ | August 11th, 2002 | James Bredin
    We might be in a situation these days getting ready to do to Sadam what was done to Serbia a few years -- bombed and flattened. The final result was to put Milosovich in front of the International Criminal Court. This is the United Nations supported court that the US are not pleased about because they might eventually get around to charging US servicemen with offences. So what do you do with Sadam after you have captured the sad sack?