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  • Fishing Industry to be Revitalized with Species from Saddam’s Palace Waters

    01/18/2009 1:12:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 914+ views
    BAGHDAD — In the 1990s, Saddam Hussein drained Marsh Arab wetlands in southern Iraq to punish locals who had provided refuge to rebels. The results devastated entire villages whose economies relied mainly on the fishing industry. Years later, water is flowing back to the wetlands, but the fish population is still depleted. Multi-National Corps—Iraq’s agricultural team is collaborating with the Iraqi government in an effort to revitalize the fishing industry in areas where the fish population was decimated. For the next month, the MNC—I C9 agricultural team and Iraqi biologists will go fishing in Victory Base Complex’s lakes, including the...
  • Saddam HAD WMD

    01/12/2009 10:07:47 AM PST · by Welcome2thejungle · 47 replies · 1,975+ views
    January 12, 2009 | Welcome2thejungle
    Dr. Joseph Goebbels, the notorious Nazi propaganda minister, once said if you repeat a lie often enough, the people will come to believe it. One of the biggest lies perpetuated by the DemocRATS in recent years is that "Bush lied, people died" with respects to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's WMD programs. I am currently reading "Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender" by Kenneth R. Timmerman. On page 119, Timmerman writes the following: "In his interim report to a joint session of the House and Senate intelligence committees on October 2, 2003, David Kay...
  • Witness to Genocide

    01/11/2009 7:13:30 PM PST · by nuconvert · 36 replies · 1,580+ views
    ARCHAEOLOGY ^ | January/February 2009 | Heather Pringle
    In May 1988, a prison guard checked Taymour Abdullah Ahmad's name off a list and directed him to a bus idling in the Popular Army camp in Topzawa, southwest of Kirkuk. The camp was one of Iraq's grimmest prisons. During his month-long internment there, the 12-year-old Kurdish boy watched guards beating male prisoners senseless with lengths of coaxial cable. He had seen four children weaken and then die of starvation. He stood helplessly as a guard stripped his father to his undershorts and led him off to his death. So Taymour was not sorry to see the last of Topzawa....
  • Researching the validity of the Iraq Al Qaeda link

    01/11/2009 11:08:51 AM PST · by centristfederalist · 25 replies · 869+ views
    I would like to devote my time to research and post such research that would put to rest any doubts or misinformation about the validity of a link between Iraq's leadership under Saddam Hussein and the Al Qaeda terrorist network. What I need most is links or references to official documents, relevant source non-biased source materials, and or confirmed quotable information. What isn't needed are posts from other conservative bloggers or "news" sites that are inherently biased towards defending their view. Any help would be appreciated.
  • Ex-aide: Saddam would not have allowed Gaza raid, NOW We've Done it!

    01/08/2009 7:18:31 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 19 replies · 637+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 1/08/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Associated Press today posted a story that is so utterly pointless for its very existence that it boggles the mind. Apparently, some loser Iraqi that used to be a somebody under Saddam Hussein's viciously murderous government has issued a "tape" whereupon he says that Israel would never have been so bold to have hit Gaza they way it has if Saddam were still in power. Of course, the very first question that comes to mind is... WHO CARES what some has been cutthroat has to say about Saddam "just hangin' around" Hussein? The man is dead, D-E-D dead! I...
  • Gruesome Artifacts on Display at New Iraqi Museum

    01/06/2009 5:57:48 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 24 replies · 1,188+ views
    Human Events ^ | 01/05/2009 | Jeff Emanuel
    Nearly six years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and two years after Saddam Hussein’s conviction and execution for slaughtering hundreds of thousands of his own citizens, the Islamic nation’s High Tribunal is trying to ensure Saddam’s memory is both clouded and preserved with a museum featuring artifacts of, and documents recounting, the myriad atrocities the former Iraqi dictator committed during his 24 years in power.
  • Iraq ‘Much Better Off’ Today Than Under Saddam, Cheney Says

    01/05/2009 3:51:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 426+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2009 – The U.S.-coalition military campaign that deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the spring of 2003 has placed Iraq in a much-improved situation today, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said during a nationally televised news program yesterday. “I think Iraq is much better off than it was before we went in in ’03 and got rid of Saddam Hussein,” Cheney told host Bob Schieffer on the CBS program “Face the Nation.” “I think we are close to achieving most of our objectives,” he added. Violence and death in Iraq today are sharply down, Cheney said,...
  • Assyrians - the other victims of pan - Arabism's racism

    12/23/2008 12:49:34 PM PST · by Masti · 456+ views
    ...In the following years and the pain still piercing, Bakr Sidqi, the Baghdadi army's chief responding to the zealous cry of the new pan-Arab fascists organised the cold blooded massacre of innocent Assyrians with the watchful eye of Imperial Britain, because they dared to ask for the recognition of the Assyrian nationality and the Assyrian cultural rights within the newly formed regime. Betrayed and denied by Imperial Britain, the Assyrian national uprising was suppressed and the Assyrian rights' movement was pigeonholed. For the next decades and under various successive regimes the Assyrians were known by their religion as 'Christians' until...
  • Good and Evil (WSJ's article after the captioning of Saddam)

    12/22/2008 1:17:15 AM PST · by Masti · 4 replies · 440+ views
    wsj ^ | 2003
    Good and Evil... We can't wish for Iraqis more national unity than they wish for themselves, nor can we impose it on them. It is their country that is in the balance. It is they who must put behind them the age-old tyranny of the Sunni Arabs, and their pan-Arabism which was but a cover for sectarian hegemony...
  • Saddam and the Shoe Thrower

    12/18/2008 5:50:45 PM PST · by flyfree · 10 replies · 876+ views
    Did Saddam's daughter, who looted millions from Iraq, secretly fund both the shoe thrower and the bungled coup attempt? New revelations in Iraq point to a possible link between the shoe thrower and the Iraqi Baathists who just made a botched attempt to topple the government of Nouri al-Maliki and return Saddam’s party to power. Reports in the Arab media indicate that the Iraqi shoe thrower, Muntather al-Zaidi may have been planning his assault on President Bush for more than a year, helped by Iraqi Baathists seeking to overthrow the U.S,-backed government. One leading Arab website said the al-Zaidi’s handlers...
  • Ten Years Ago, Bill Clinton: “Iraq Has Abused It’s Final Chance”

    12/18/2008 6:49:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 804+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 at 8:04 am | Mike's America
    Clinton talked. Bush acted. And now, a nation that was a constant threat to world peace has been transformed into an ally! What bugs me most about the debate over Iraq is the failure to consider what would have happened had we not taken the action we did. Viewing the 9 minute clip below of the speech President Clinton delivered on December 16, 1998 is a reminder of the constant menace that Saddam Hussein posed to the world and international efforts for peace.Imagine if Saddam were still in power today. The Oil for Food scandal which robbed his people to...
  • Five Years Since Saddam's Seizure (Obama inherits a safer world from Bush)

    12/14/2008 8:41:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 784+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Dec 12,2008 | Paul Kengor
    Five years ago this week, something remarkable happened, which has been conveniently forgotten: On December 13, 2003, one of history’s worst dictators, Saddam Hussein, was captured by U.S. troops. America awakened to the news on Sunday, December 14, as a grateful President George W. Bush readied for church. In fact, the secular left had become so ferocious, so emotional, and so uncharitable that Bush decided to skip church to avoid images of going to a house of worship just after Saddam’s capture. His staff feared a New York Times editorial with a title to the effect, “Bush Thanks Jesus After...
  • U.S. Intelligence Officer Reveals Secret Story of Saddam Hussein's Capture

    12/12/2008 10:39:06 AM PST · by 14erClimb · 14 replies · 2,195+ views ^ | 12/12/2008 | Jennifer Griffin
    WASHINGTON — He is the man who tracked down the Ace of Spades: Saddam Hussein, the top card in the U.S. military's deck of cards, found crouching like a mole in a darkened spider hole under a trap door at the back of a farm in Tikrit. For the first time since the Army's 4th Infantry Division captured Saddam in a dramatic raid on Dec. 13, 2003, the U.S. intelligence officer who hunted him down has come forward with his story.
  • Were WMD's Moved to Syria???

    12/11/2008 3:48:44 PM PST · by chevydude26 · 27 replies · 1,081+ views
    How legit is the theory that the wmd's were moved to syria? I mean we had photos of the evidence and everybody including russia and europe and even sadaam said he had weapons. I know saddam admitted he purposely made us believe he had wmd's to scare off iran from making a nuke program and he thought we would only do an airstrike. But has this scenario been debunked or not covered at all??
  • Al Qaeda and Saddam linked - new evidence

    12/09/2008 7:38:41 AM PST · by veerite · 12 replies · 706+ views ^ | 12/8/2008 | Right Winger
    I had posted about this before. I wrote an article last March that was published on American Thinker. I just completed my book The Link: The Secret Relationship between Saddam and al Qaida. For more info: My agent is looking for a traditional publisher, but in the meantime I have self-published. The book is primarily sourced from Iraqi documents retrieved by the US military in Iraq. The media has suppressed the truth. I have Saddam talking about al Qaida being in Iraq in 1995. I have new evidence about WMDs and Saddam saying he gave the order for the...
  • "House of Saddam": Where are the Mass Graves and Torture Chambers?

    12/07/2008 10:15:27 AM PST · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 871+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 7 | Christian Toto
    Anyone hoping HBO’s new miniseries "House of Saddam" will make anti-warriors reconsider their stance on the Iraq invasion will be disappointed. No Oil for Food scandal mentions. Little talk of mass graves or torture chambers beyond a casual reference or two during news reports spliced into the story. Saddam, a joint venture between the pay cable giant and BBC Films, spends far more time dissecting the dynamics of the Hussein family than detailing his innumerous crimes against humanity. That’s not unforgivable for an entertainment channel project, especially since the miniseries includes a number of gripping sequences that bring the late...
  • Memories of Saddam's Horror.

    12/05/2008 7:31:24 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 325+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/5/08 | Yidwithlid
    Memories of Saddam's Horror. Those who prefer to put down the efforts of the heroes who serve their country or like to cast aside the historic surge that our military ran in Iraq; also like to point out that the weapons of mass destruction were not found. (which is a debatable point). Those Kings of the Kumbaya set like to point out that there were years if horror for our hero's in Iraq. What they ignore are the horrors that no longer exist. The chemicals that kill thousands of Kurds and the horrible torture by Saddam and his sons. The...
  • Arabism & Violence: Dictatorship, Oppression, War, Terrorism

    12/03/2008 7:39:35 AM PST · by Masti · 313+ views
    Arabism - Violence Arabism & Violence: Dictatorship, Oppression, War, Terrorism The front runners of Pan-Arabism, brutal tyrants and waged large scale wars, such as Egypt's Nasser [168], Saddam Hussein [169], Syria's Assad (on Lebanon [170] [171] [172] and on it's own people [173] [174] including the Hama massacre [175] [176] and the dictator in Sudan Al Bashir [177] [178].The linkage to terrorProtecting terrorism, Pan-Arabism: the inhuman progenitor of Islamic Terrorism [179]. "Terror was used by the Arabs against the Jews in the Land of Israel since the dawn of Zionism." [180].An Arabist group called Jamiat-e Dawa el al Qurani Wasouna....
  • McCain evolved from reluctant warrior to interventionist

    11/30/2008 4:33:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies · 1,119+ views
    WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain fixed his sights on Saddam Hussein long before President Bush sent the U.S. military to oust the Iraqi dictator in March 2003.
  • Had Saddam had such a toy,US troops would never have chance to enter Baghdad!

    11/30/2008 5:40:53 AM PST · by badguy2000 · 38 replies · 1,810+ views
    skyscrapercity ^ | Nov,29,2008 | badguy2000
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