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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
    centristfederalist
    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
    FOXNews.com ^ | 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
    http://lfairmont.wordpress.com/ ^ | 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: http://lfairmont.wordpress.com/ 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
    Xizhimen Flyover---the most notorious maze for drivers! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Xizhimen flyover is the most notorious maze for drivers in China.
  • Victory in Iraq Day (November 22, 2008)

    11/17/2008 12:50:53 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 13 replies · 704+ views
    ZombieTime.com ^ | 11- | "Zombie"
    We won. The Iraq War is over. I declare November 22, 2008 to be "Victory in Iraq Day." (Hereafter known as "VI Day.") By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to establish a new functioning democratic government, and suppressed any lingering insurgencies. The war has come to an end. And we won. What more indication do you need? An announcement from the outgoing Bush administration? It's not gonna happen. An announcement from the incoming Obama administration? That's really not gonna happen. A...
  • Iraq Was Worth It -- Thank Bush

    11/09/2008 6:08:21 PM PST · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 98 replies · 818+ views
    His Master's Voice | HMV
    Lost in the 2008 pre-election hysteria was a sobering piece of news out of Iraq. It was revealed, after a precisely-executed plan to maintain secrecy and prevent disclosure, that 550 Tons of Yellow Cake Uranium were shipped out of Iraq to Canada. Why is this event so spectacular? It proved beyond the wildest dreams of even the staunchest skeptic, that Saddam Hussein was clearly pursuring a Weapons of Mass Destruction program, and debunks the chorus of "Bush Lied" accusations from the Democrats. Further, it bolstered the claims of U. S. and British intelligence (which were presented to the United Nations)...
  • Letter to Christopher Hitchens from a longtime Iraqi friend

    11/02/2008 8:28:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies · 1,125+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 02, 2008 | Ayad Rahim
    Dear Christopher, I was dismayed and profoundly disappointed -- and, on reflection, felt betrayed -- when I heard that you endorsed Barack Obama for president of the United States. For the 20-plus years I have known you, you have been nothing but generous towards me, and I am very fond of you and grateful for your friendship. Our main points of convergence have been my native Iraq, journalism, atheism and our roots in the Left. Your early detection of the nature of Saddam's fascist rule and your principled and stalwart advocacy for the liberation of Iraq - among many other...
  • Saddam Hussein's Yacht for Sale at $30 Million

    11/02/2008 9:55:46 AM PST · by SolidWood · 23 replies · 1,399+ views
    Luxist ^ | Oct 28th 2008 | Jared Paul Stern
    Back in August, my colleague Deidre Woollard reported on a court ruling that Saddam Hussein's yacht Basra Breeze (formerly Ocean Breeze) belonged to the Iraqi government after a Cayman island firm partly owned by King Abdullah of Jordan claimed possession. Now the Iraqis have put the 269-ft. megayacht up for sale with a pricetag of $30 million, but the décor is so tacky and outdated it will require at least another $30 million to overhaul the ship, the London Times reports. Launched in 1981, the ship features acres of marble and gold, Arabesque arches, dark wood carvings, "deep pile carpets...
  • Obama's Mansion, Saddam's Money..............(connection to Obama, who personally benefited )

    10/29/2008 3:36:08 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 1,775+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Barack Obama appears to have personally benefited from funds originating in Saddam Hussein's regime. It's a complicated connection, but one that deserves the consideration of Americans voters. Two similar figures, Nadhmi Auchi and Antoin S. "Tony" Rezko, served as the intermediaries. Both are Middle Eastern males of Catholic Christian heritage who left Baathist dictatorships for Western cities (Auchi from Iraq to London, Rezko from Syria to Chicago). Both became successful businessmen who hobnobbed with politicians and promoted Arab interests. Both have been convicted of taking kickbacks and both stand accused of other shady dealings. Auchi, born in 1937, is the...
  • Suppressed Iraq WMD evidence released on YOU TUBE

    10/24/2008 9:27:50 PM PDT · by zibbix · 66 replies · 3,543+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 2008 | ZibbiX
    Slide show of items found at Al-Tuwaitha nuclear research facility in the fall of 2003. In the fall of 2003 the US State Department along with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency undertook a mission to do cleanup at the Iraqi nuclear lab Al-Tuwaitha. This lab was subject to UN inspections however the UN teams were not able to fully inspect the site during the Saddam regime. This lab was one of the places from which Saddam's men were video recorded by satellite moving WMD material to Syria. The slide show shows what Saddam's men left behind in their haste to...
  • MAYBE BUSH IS NOT SUCH A BAD GUY AFTERALL. TOO BAD THE NEWS PEOPLE DON'T TELL THE TRUTH.

    10/24/2008 6:48:28 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 42 replies · 3,210+ views
    Truth or Fiction .com ^ | Aug - Sep 2008 | Truth or Fiction .com
    MAYBE BUSH IS NOT SUCH A BAD GUY AFTERALL. TOO BAD THE NEWS PEOPLE DON'T TELL THE TRUTH. This has been flying under the radar. Read the MSNBC article and check the truthorfiction.com site. The TorF version is shown below. This event is factual. I have an increased respect for President Bush. He has taken the heat of being called a liar and a war monger for 5 years while he kept his silence to protect the people of the world. This is truly a display of selfless honor. On July 5, 2008, the Associated Press (AP) released a story...
  • From Bagdad to Chicago: Rezko and the Auchi empire (by former senior State, DOD official)

    10/11/2008 10:47:39 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 2,568+ views
    Wikileaks ^ | 10-10-08 | John A. Shaw
    “I first began to fathom the extent of Nadhmi Auchi's reach and corrupting influence when I was given responsibility for monitoring illegal transfers of technology and munitions to Iraq as well as overseeing all coalition transportation and communications reconstruction in Iraq." ### Barack Obama has been appropriately strident in his condemnation of the mortgage-based financial corruption which nearly led to the collapse of the investment banking system in the United States. But there are some strong smelling financial skeletons in his own closet. Obama has his own personal housing crisis that is tied not into Fanny Mae, but into a...
  • LARA LOGAN THE LOOTER?

    10/05/2008 6:57:42 AM PDT · by ZooportBch · 8 replies · 754+ views
    ERSNEWS.COM / THE ENTERPRISE REPORT ^ | OCT 1ST, 2008 | ERSNews.com
    ERS is still wondering, if its illegal to bring in “looted” items from Iraq, and someone has even been convicted of a crime for doing so -- why is it O-K for Lara Logan to be displaying a few of those same kind of items framed on her office walls at CBS News and have public media stories done about them without any US Customs people paying attention?. We don’t know yet for sure, but we’ll stay on the story until we find out!
  • Tit-for-tat Kurds reverse Saddam's 'ethnic cleansing'

    09/28/2008 10:36:50 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 808+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/28/08 | Staff
    For Iraqi Kurdish mathematics teacher Mohammed Aziz, two wrongs can make a right. After decades of forced exile by the Baath party of Saddam Hussein, he is back with a vengeance. Aziz was just four years old in 1975 when his family was evicted from Bawaplawi village, near the northern city of Khanaqin, and Arab settlers grabbed their home. Now schoolteacher Aziz is back and has done to the Arabs what they did to him. "Our homes were taken over by the Arabs without paying us any compensation," Aziz, 37, said at the modest single-storey brick house which he has...
  • The "Saddam Had Nothing to Do with Bin Laden" Canard

    09/23/2008 4:18:44 PM PDT · by GoingBacktoCali · 7 replies · 258+ views
    The Neocon Latina ^ | 9/23/08 | GoingBacktoCali
    The Democrats' essential argument on Iraq is that Saddam had absolutely nothing to do with Bin Laden. But what this argument overlooks is that Saddam offered Bin Laden safe haven in Iraq in late 1998 and/or 1999 -- the very timeframe during which 9/11 attacks were being planned. In fact, that was the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission Report, although it was all but ignored by the mainstream media.
  • Sarah and Saddam

    09/15/2008 8:13:29 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 12 replies · 178+ views
    FrontPage Magazine | September 15, 2008 | Laurie Mylroie
    Sarah and Saddam The pit bull with lipstick gave a rousing send-off to U.S. soldiers headed for Iraq: You are going to "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans." Guess what? The establishment reacted with horror! The Washington Post complained the governor did not understand that any idea Saddam Hussein had been involved in 9/11 was quite discredited, while the McCain camp rushed to explain she was speaking about al Qaeda in Iraq, rather than Saddam.
  • Anbar Justice Complex Built on Former Saddam Hussein Family Site

    09/05/2008 6:48:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 220+ views
    Sandblasting has restored the exterior of Courthouse 1 and the connecting colonnade to Courthouse 2 on the Anbar Judicial Complex in Ramadi. Photo by USACE. BAGHDAD — The $21.5 million renovation and new construction at the Anbar Judicial Complex in the provincial capital of Ramadi is under way by the Gulf Region Division on palace sites of the Saddam Hussein family.  Courtrooms and judges’ chambers will be located in palace buildings formerly used by Saddam and his infamous sons, Uday and Qusay, at the so-called “Hurricane Point” on the Euphrates River.  Ramadi is one of several Sunni-majority towns along the...
  • Setting the record straight on Iraq

    09/05/2008 3:20:26 PM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 7 replies · 245+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | September 05, 2008 | McCainiac
    By McCainiacUpdated to include more juicy Clinton quotables - 9/5/08 10:37 amLast night on Fox's O'Reilly Factor: "I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated," Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the surge. "I’ve already said it’s succeeded beyond our wildest dreams." Well, Barry... two men DID anticipate the success of the surge -- John McCain and General Petraeus. Obama persists in arguing that the invasion of Iraq was a distraction and unnecessary, while completely ignoring all the events that led us to remove Saddam Hussein. The Iraq War is not...
  • Cashill: Do paired dates prove Iraq-al-Qaida connection? (FReeper alert)

    08/21/2008 7:22:30 AM PDT · by cgk · 65 replies · 540+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-21-08 | Jack Cashill
    Do paired dates prove Iraq-al-Qaida connection? Posted: August 21, 20081:00 am Eastern © 2008  In late April 2003, after the fall of Baghdad, CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer replayed an earlier conversation he had had with the Iraqi foreign minister, the wily Tariq Aziz.One overlooked part of this conversation caught the very sharp eye of aspiring filmmaker Chris Kusnell.When Blitzer asked Aziz about the fate of missing U.S. Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher, Aziz answered that Speicher was killed in a crash on night one of the Gulf War. As proof, Aziz volunteered that Speicher was not among the POWs released...
  • Video- FReeper Interview Joseph Shahda translator of captured Iraqi documents: Part 1 and part 2

    08/17/2008 9:52:21 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 59 replies · 1,612+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/17/08 | Chris Donohoe
    "This is an interview conducted by freeper Chris Donohoe (April15bendovr) with freeper Joseph Shahda (jveritas) about Saddam regime WMD programs and their relations to terrorism based on his translations of some captured Saddam regime documents. Also he talks about some Al Qaeda-captured documents. On the WMD issue, Joseph Shahda reveals that the documents clearly indicate that the Saddam regime opted to build the precursors required to make chemical weapons rather than the final chemical weapons product. They did this for two reasons. First because these precursors are dual-use materials and Saddam could always claim that they are used for civilian...
  • 2 Russian generals given awards in Iraq on war eve [from 4 years ago. Trip down memory lane.]

    08/16/2008 7:45:10 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 20 replies · 238+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian generals were photographed receiving awards from Saddam Hussein's government for helping Iraqi military forces less than 10 days before the U.S.-led invasion. The two retired officers were identified by the newspaper Gazeta.ru as Col. Gen. Vladimir Achalov and Col. Gen. Igor Maltsev, both former high-ranking officers involved in Soviet rapid-reaction and air defense forces.
  • Saddam Left Iraq 25 Years Behind in Technology, Colonel Says

    08/14/2008 4:23:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 209+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2008 – Iraq was left behind in the information-technology revolution for 25 years under Saddam Hussein’s regime while the rest of the world moved on, a military official said this week. “You’re looking at a nation that has … suffered from 25 years of tyranny under Saddam Hussein and has not had the things that you and I take for granted,” Air Force Col. Karlton Johnson, communications director for Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, told online journalists and bloggers in an Aug. 12 teleconference. Johnson said the coalition has a 500-day plan to provide the Iraqis modern...
  • Anthrax : a REAL investigation tells another story (peer reviewed study published in 2007)

    08/08/2008 7:43:09 AM PDT · by drzz · 9 replies · 238+ views
    International Intelligence Journal, Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 79-105 | 08 08 2008 | drzz
    Technical Intelligence in Retrospect: The 2001 Anthrax Letters Powder ------------------------------------------------- Authors: Dany Shoham; Stuart M. Jacobsen --------------------------------------------------- Published in: International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Volume 20, Issue 1 March 2007 , pages 79 - 105 -------------------------------------------- (Weblink : http://newsdetails.blogspot.com/2007/05/technical-intelligence-in-retrospect.html ) -------------------------------------------- EXCERPTS (...) Naturally, the U.S. Intelligence Community first tried to profile the SSP by technically comparing it with past weaponized anthrax powders made by the U.S. Army. But, while the dehydration-based forming of dry powder, weapon-grade, biological material conducted by William Patrick in the U.S. Army during the 1950s relied on freeze drying, and then grinding down the...
  • Book says White House ordered forgery

    08/05/2008 11:33:10 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 37 replies · 568+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/5/08 | Mike Allen
    A new book by the author Ron Suskind claims that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten letter from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein. Suskind writes in “The Way of the World,” to be published Tuesday, that the alleged forgery – adamantly denied by the White House – was designed to portray a false link between Hussein’s regime and al Qaeda as a justification for the Iraq war. The author also claims that the Bush administration had information from a top Iraqi intelligence official “that there were no weapons of mass destruction in...
  • US-based Iraqi spy announced 9/11 three months before it happened

    08/01/2008 7:45:24 AM PDT · by drzz · 9 replies · 198+ views
    Visibility-911 ^ | 08 01 2008 | drzz
    This was Lindauer’s first real opportunity to argue her competence to stand trial and deny the delusions claimed by court psychiatrists. Lindauer asserts that she had been a U.S. intelligence asset since working on the Lockerbie case and subsequent antiterrorism efforts. Appearing for the defense, Dr. Godfrey testified under oath that Lindauer told him of her specific concerns about an attack on the United States. She told him that a “massive” attack would occur in the southern part of Manhattan, involving airplanes and possibly a nuclear weapon. The witness said that she mentioned this in the year 2000, which coincided...
  • Iraqi police discover Uday's cars [He died 7/22/03]

    07/22/2008 3:29:21 AM PDT · by syriacus · 27 replies · 356+ views
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2008
    The two Rolls Royces and three sports cars were looted after the US-led invasion in 2003, police said... Uday Hussein and his younger brother Qusay were killed in a gun battle with US forces months after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime.
  • Yellowcake journalism

    07/19/2008 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 49 replies · 864+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 19, 2008 | Editorial
    Remember Joe Wilson? He's the diplomat who went to Niger to investigate Bush administration claims that Saddam Hussein had tried to buy yellowcake uranium, a raw material used in building nuclear bombs, from Africa. He wrote in a July 6, 2003, New York Times op-ed that he had spent the previous February in Niger, "drinking sweet mint tea and meeting with dozens of people ... associated with the country's uranium business. It did not take long to conclude that it was highly doubtful that any such transaction had ever taken place." A story that has to be the most underplayed...
  • BBC: 'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    07/15/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 171+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 July 2008 19:26 UK 18:26 GMT, | BBC Staff
    'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call The US blames Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri for attacks on its troops A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has called on insurgents to make a final push against US forces. The message attributed to Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri urged Iraqi fighters to "make this year... decisive for victory". The message also called on US President George W Bush to "come clean about the scale of US losses". Ibrahim is the most senior member of Saddam Hussein's regime still at large. The message, aired by Dubai-based satellite broadcaster...
  • "Cheney Thought He Had Lethal Anthrax Dose"

    07/15/2008 3:49:53 AM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 13 replies · 289+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 14, 2008
    Excerpt from book: “The anthrax spores in the letter to Daschle were so professionally refined, the Central Intelligence Agency believed the powder must have been sent by an experienced terrorist organization, most probably Al Qaeda, as a sequel to the group’s September 11 attacks. During a [October 17] meeting of the White House’s National Security Council that day, Cheney, who was sitting in for the President because Bush was traveling abroad, urged everyone to keep this inflammatory speculation secret. ... They thought Cheney had already been lethally infected. ... *** Cheney in particular was so stricken by the potential for...
  • The 550 Tons of Yellowcake

    07/08/2008 10:35:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 613+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/8/08 | Randall Hoven
    For years, the media and Democrats have sold the public an understanding that Gerorge W. Bush fabricated a story that Saddam Hussein had a WMD program in order to justify invading Iraq, which invasion then becomes "based on a lie." About 550 metric tons of yellowcake concentrated uranium were recently shipped out of Iraq. It had been part of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. That much was recently reported by the Associated Press . I wrote an article for American Thinker that commented on that story the day it appeared. That yellowcake stockpile pre-dated 1991, and had been under the UN's...
  • Saddam's Nukes

    07/07/2008 6:04:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 302+ views
    Hear about the 550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium found in Iraq? No? Why should you? It doesn't fit the media's neat story line that Saddam Hussein's Iraq posed no nuclear threat when we invaded in 2003.
  • 3500 Barrels Of Yellowcake Uranium Transported From Iraq To Canada

    07/07/2008 4:43:04 AM PDT · by Quaker · 19 replies · 1,542+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | July 7, 2008 | Quaker
    550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium worth millions of dollars were shipped out of Iraq to Canada. The uranium was transported in 37 military flights in 3,500 secure barrels. Though the yellowcake had been in Iraq for some time and had been discovered by the United Nations inspectors after the first Gulf War in during the Senior President Bush’s presidency the material has finally been removed. This is a fact the Democrats don’t want publicized and the MSM will oblige.
  • US Removes Iraq Uranium-MORE EVIDENCE OF SADDAM WMD PROGRAM

    US Removes Iraq Uranium-MORE EVIDENCE OF SADDAM WMD PROGRAM Its been all over the press for the past few days. 550 METRIC TONS (that's BIGGER than 5 Rosie O'Donnells) were removed from Bagdad by the US Government: The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans. The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" — the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment — was a significant...
  • Disconfirmations Disconfirmed: Saddam Had Nuke Program

    07/06/2008 3:59:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 136 replies · 641+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 06, 2008 | Randall Hoven
    <p>The media have been telling us for years that Saddam had no WMD, so "Bush's War": was based on a "lie." And those who believed Saddam did have WMD or WMD programs were delusional or worse.</p> <p>And multiple devices that could be used in a nuclear weapon.</p>