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  • Blood Money from CNN

    01/10/2007 6:16:38 AM PST · by oxcart · 21 replies · 907+ views
    AIM Report ^ | 01/10/2007 | By Cliff Kincaid
    Faced with outrage over airing a video showing terrorists shooting and killing American soldiers in Iraq, CNN is auctioning off a Hummer it used to cover the liberation of Iraq in order to raise money for wounded vets. On January 20, the Hummer will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. in Scottsdale, Ariz. "We'll be donating all the proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation," said Jennifer L. Martin, a spokesperson for CNN. Fisher House is a program that provides humanitarian assistance to veterans of the Iraq War and their families. This announcement comes as the Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation,...
  • Jihad American Style:Iraqi Sectarian Violence Comes To America

    01/09/2007 5:32:34 PM PST · by roguejew1965 · 15 replies · 1,244+ views
    MensNewsDaily.Com ^ | 01/09/07 | Ze'ev Haas
    It’s the Sunni Head Choppers vs Shiite Head Cutters. The epic battle of Bad Muslim vs Bad Muslim has made it’s way to the good ole U S of A! While Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Party's Chief of Intelligence is still trying to figure out the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims are in the wide world of Islamic Fundemtalism/Terrorism, the sectarian violence that has haunted the Bush administrations plans for peace in Iraq, have finally found their way to our own backyard in my home state of Michigan in Jihad central itself, Dearborn or as we have come to know...
  • America's Lost 3,000 (In Iraq)

    12/31/2006 5:24:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 145 replies · 4,981+ views
    Time ^ | December 30, 2006 | NATHAN THORNBURGH
    The death toll for U.S. soldiers in Iraq has reached 3,000, a number that's both unbearable and, compared to previous military operations, a pittance. War can make poets. The British World War I soldier Wilfred Owen had lived as a minor disciple of literary giants until he was thrust into the abattoir of Europe's cataclysmic war to discover the brutal theme of his art. "Nor is it about deeds, or lands, nor anything about glory, honour, might, majesty, dominion, or power, except War," he wrote. "My subject is War, and the pity of War." The war invested meaning into his...
  • Area Muslims react to Saddam’s death(Baton Rouge, LA)

    12/31/2006 8:01:39 AM PST · by Ellesu · 61 replies · 1,518+ views
    2theadvocate.com ^ | 12/31/06 | MARK F. BONNER
    Muslims gathered for prayer in Baton Rouge said Saturday morning that they are upset deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s execution was carried out on a holy day. At the New Islamic Center of Baton Rouge at 235 E. Airport Ave., a congregation of a few hundred knelt and faced toward Mecca in prayer as Eid al-Adha, the most important feast of the Muslim calendar, got under way. Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, it commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to forfeit all things to God, including the life of his son, Ishmael. “An execution on this holy day sends...
  • A poll to FReep: Do you think the execution of Saddam Hussein will help improve matters in Iraq?

    12/31/2006 7:21:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies · 954+ views
    12-31-06
    We can't publish from this rag so here's a link strictly for the purpose of voting: http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage Look for it next to the picture of a gesticulating Saddam.
  • Iraq's al-Maliki presses reconciliation (Saddamite Officers Now Accepted)

    12/16/2006 10:10:08 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 8 replies · 357+ views
    Yahoo and AP ^ | 16 December 2006 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer
    Iraq's army has "opened its doors" to all former members of Saddam Hussein's army, the prime minister said Saturday at a national reconciliation conference boycotted by one of his main Shiite allies, a major Sunni group and Iraq's exiled opposition. Despite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's effort to reach out to Iraq's Sunni Arabs and some former members of Saddam's outlawed Baath Party, the gathering was overshadowed by rising sectarian tensions and political divisions. The radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, one of al-Maliki's key political backers — refused to attend the meeting, as did a major Sunni group and former Prime...
  • Democratic Underground = Pro-Saddam

    11/05/2006 10:19:39 AM PST · by Right-Wing Champion · 63 replies · 1,953+ views
    Sunday, November 5, 2006 | Patriotic American
    ***Actual comments from www.democraticunderground.com:*** "Evidence suggests Iran gassed the Kurds as an act of war, and in any event, the US Government has killed more Iraqis than Saddam's regime ever did." "The US is complicit in the making of Saddam, and...Bush and his corporate fascists have butchered hundreds of thousands of people so that they could secure the fortunes of thier elitist families and friends. There is little difference between the two - oh, except the latter controls the propaganda machine." "If this is what Saddam deserves then a whole bunch of Americans deserve the same thing, for exactly the...
  • UN criticizes Saddam Hussein's death penalty (Surprise, surprise!)

    11/05/2006 10:23:03 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 73 replies · 3,102+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-05-06 | JPost Staff
    The UN on Sunday criticized the decision to sentence Saddam Hussein to death, calling upon local authorities to refuse the to hang the ex-leader. UN Human Rights Commission head Louise Arbour said that the "appeal process is reliable and a vital part of the fair judicial procedure." Army Radio reported. She said that "the results of the appeal will what they will be," and Arbour expressed hope that the Iraqi government would suspend its death sentence.
  • Saddam lawyer warns Bush over trial verdict (Saddam campaigns for Democrats)

    10/29/2006 12:32:58 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 1,000+ views
    Saddam Hussein's defence team has drafted a letter to US President George W. Bush warning of dire consequences if an Iraqi court issues a verdict against the ousted Iraqi president for crimes against humanity. In a copy of the letter received by AFP in Jordan on Sunday, lead Iraqi lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi also urged Bush to set free Saddam and put an end to the trial which he described again as illegal and a farce. "We believe that it is necessary to stop this farcical trial and set free President Saddam Hussein, and all the prisoners, because this is...
  • The CBS Ambush (scumbag MSM alert)

    09/20/2006 6:32:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies · 2,336+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 9/20/06 | Bay
    Remember the "Arab street," that riot-in-the-road featuring flammable Israeli flags, Saddam Hussein posters, clenched fists and chants threatening "Death to America"? The street may have lacked pavement and a fire hydrant, but it had beaucoup television cameras. Flames, clenched fists and death threats -- a heart-pounding collage of sensational imagery and rhetoric. What more could a TV exec need to attract audience eyeballs? Recall the talking heads who told us in 1990, after Saddam invaded Kuwait, that "the Arab street" was going to rise en masse, as an ur-proletariat, which would support Saddam against the West. If you need documentation,...
  • Natalie Maines Sez: Dixie Chicks Were FReepers' "Wet Dream"

    09/14/2006 8:25:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 239 replies · 6,567+ views
    indieWIRE ^ | Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Peter Knegt and Brian Brooks
    SNIPOscar-winning doc filmmaker Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County USA," "American Dream") teamed up with collaborator Cecilia Peck to co-direct a behind the scenes look at the best-selling female group of all time, "The Dixie Chicks." The film, "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" was initially envisioned as a much more modest project, according to the band's Natalie Maines who spoke at a press conference this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. "We originally thought of having a filmmaker [to capture footage] for ourselves or as a supplement to some concert DVD release," said Maines. But Maines' now famous off-handed comment...
  • Heart of Dixie (Natalie Maines calles George W. Bush a "Dumb F**k)

    09/12/2006 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 113 replies · 3,118+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Chris Willman
    EW's Chris Willman got a sneak peek at the Dixie Chicks' sure-to-be-controversial documentary ''Shut Up and Sing,'' in which Natalie Maines calls the president a ''dumb f---''
  • Dixie Chicks to Bush: "You're a dumb f**k."

    09/13/2006 8:46:50 AM PDT · by Malacoda · 68 replies · 1,675+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2006 | TMZ Staff
    It's been more than three years since the Dixie Chicks sparked a media firestorm by announcing they were "ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Now, the embattled country stars are reigniting the blaze with a highly controversial documentary featuring lead singer Natalie Maines calling President Bush a "dumb f---." According to Entertainment Weekly, one memorable scene from "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" shows the singers watching a news report on President Bush's reaction to their infamous on-stage comment. In the report, Bush says ''the Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind,'' adding, ''they shouldn't...
  • CNN Poll: More Americans blame Bush for 9/11

    09/11/2006 6:56:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 139 replies · 4,277+ views
    The percentage of Americans who blame the Bush administration for the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington has risen from almost a third to almost half over the past four years, a CNN poll released Monday found. Asked whether they blame the Bush administration for the attacks, 45 percent said either a "great deal" or a "moderate amount," up from 32 percent in a June 2002 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. But the Clinton administration did not get off lightly either. The latest poll, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, found that 41 percent of respondents blamed his...
  • Dixie Chicks: Shut up and Sing

    09/06/2006 6:30:01 AM PDT · by reagandemo · 15 replies · 762+ views
    Variety ^ | Phil Gallo
    Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck have crafted an insightful and heartfelt look at the experiences of the Dixie Chicks over the last three years, chronicling the often bizarre consequences of singer Natalie Maines' anti-Bush wisecrack on a London stage. Maines' statement is captured in "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing," as are the meetings where they plot how to circumvent the core country audience and, eventually, how to reroute a tour and cancel shows due to poor ticket sales. It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should...
  • Radio, promoter each blames other for cut in Chicks tour

    08/15/2006 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 64 replies · 2,202+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-15-06 | MICHAEL D. CLARK and TARA DOOLEY
    More than 20,000 Dixie Chicks fans in Houston bought the band's latest album, the 1.5 million-selling Taking the Long Way. That much is clear, along with the fact that the Dixie Chicks' Houston concert date was canceled. The promoter blames the radio stations. Initial reports cited slow ticket sales. But tickets for the Toyota Center show never went on sale. The country radio stations credit their listeners with the cancellation and blame the Chicks for a bad attitude. The fans will have to book trips to Dallas or Austin. Louis Messina, president of the Messina Group, the Houston-based concert promoter...
  • Dixie Chicks Cancel 14 Shows on Tour

    08/08/2006 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 182 replies · 5,400+ views
    AP ^ | 08/08/06
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates. Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site. Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates. The North American leg of the tour kicked off July 21 in Detroit. Billboard magazine and other trade publications...
  • Hussein Writes to Americans, Urging Iraqi Pullout

    07/20/2006 4:03:00 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 996+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 20 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    Defense lawyers for Saddam Hussein released a letter on Thursday that he recently wrote in prison that attempts to persuade the American people to demand a troop pullout because President Bush misled them into the Iraq war. The 5,000-word letter is a rambling treatise outlining what Mr. Hussein asserts are the false reasons that the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq, from weapons of mass destruction to Iraqi links with Al Qaeda. Mr. Hussein blames Iran and pro-Israel interests for helping lead the Americans into war. He invokes the specter of Vietnam and the spirit of Mao...
  • Activists upset by monitoring

    07/07/2006 8:01:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 1,227+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/7/6 | Theresa Harrington
    WALNUT CREEK - Local peace groups are upset over California Homeland Security's intelligence-gathering before a March 18 anti-war rally in Walnut Creek. Ivette Maruri, who recently started up a Contra Costa chapter of Code Pink, a women's peace organization, said she could not believe the government would spend taxpayer dollars to monitor her group. "There's a lot of people who want to come to a protest, but they're scared that the government is watching you, so they don't come," Maruri said. "It's just really intimidating to people." The state's March 7 report included a list of 10 "upcoming California protests."...
  • Dixie Chicks: "I don't see why people care about patriotism."

    06/15/2006 9:57:39 AM PDT · by beansox · 112 replies · 4,235+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 6/15/06
    "A lot of pandering started going on, and you'd see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism." "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."
  • Was Al-Zarqawi Beaten After Bombing?

    06/10/2006 10:32:23 AM PDT · by Lacey · 185 replies · 4,170+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | June 10, 2006
    CBS/AP) An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al Qaeda leader. The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News. U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man's head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the local...
  • Haditha: Is McGirk the New Mary Mapes? (Is Haditha a Hoax?)

    06/09/2006 1:01:57 PM PDT · by Babu · 88 replies · 4,136+ views
    THe American Thinker ^ | 6-9-06 | Clarice Feldman
    Evidence accumulates of a hoax in Haditha. The weblog Sweetness & Light has done an estimable service gathering together the articles which cast substantial doubt on the charge of a massacre of civilians at Haditha . Because the blog is too busy gathering and fisking the news, I offered and the publisher accepted my offer to put what he has uncovered in a narrative form. Having done so, I can tell you that the story has a whiff of yet another mediagenic scandal like the TANG memos or the Plame “outing.” While the Marines quite correctly will not comment on...
  • Abu Musab Zarqawi Liberal Feedback

    06/08/2006 10:32:17 AM PDT · by llevrok · 79 replies · 4,325+ views
    Orbusmax ^ | 6/8/06
    This Pacific NW "drudge like" web page is doing a great job today of tracking the liberal response to Zarqawi's death.Absolutly amazing (but not surprising)
  • Dems Irked Over Zarqawi's Death

    06/08/2006 6:15:55 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 214 replies · 8,282+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | June 8, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Grassroots Democrats weighing in on several popular liberal web sites Thursday morning said that they were troubled by reports that al Qaeda's top operational terrorist, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, had been killed in a U.S. air strike. Reacting to the news, one visitor to the Daily Kos complained that using military force to kill Zarqawi "violates everything my America stands for." "It violates the rule of law and invokes the rule of force in what should be a criminal, not a military, matter." Another Daily Kos'er was irked because he thought the news would benefit President Bush: "No doubt Karl...
  • CBS News Team Hit in Baghdad

    05/29/2006 8:14:56 AM PDT · by I still care · 217 replies · 10,894+ views
    CBS Website ^ | May 29,2006 | CBS
    CBS/AP) Two London-based members of the CBS News team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were imbedded was attacked. They were reporting on patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, when their convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). The attack was among a slew of car and roadside bombs left about three dozen people dead before noon Monday, including one explosion that killed 10 people on a bus. Nearly all the...
  • Saddam Hussein, Misunderstood (NY Times Alert)

    04/29/2006 5:41:26 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 48 replies · 1,379+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2006
    In the months leading up to the Iraq war, Saddam Hussein did try to cooperate with United Nations inspectors, a decision that, paradoxically, helped convince the West that he was hiding weapons of mass destruction. By late 2002, Saddam finally tilted toward trying to persuade the international community that Iraq was cooperating with the inspectors of Unscom (the United Nations Special Commission) and that it no longer had W.M.D. programs. Saddam was insistent that Iraq would give full access to United Nations inspectors "in order not to give President Bush any excuses to start a war." Ironically, it now appears...
  • Sex traffic thrives in lawless Iraq

    04/24/2006 11:51:53 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 49 replies · 1,683+ views
    UPI ^ | 4/24/6
    Sex trafficking, almost non-existent under Saddam Hussein, reportedly has resurfaced in Iraq, where an estimated 2,000 women have gone missing since 2003. The collapse of law and order and the absence of a stable government have allowed criminal gangs, alongside terrorists, to run amok, Time magazine reports. Meanwhile, some aid workers say, bureaucrats in the ministries have either paralyzed with red tape or frozen the assets of charities that might have provided refuge for the girls. The U.S. State Department's June 2005 trafficking report says the extent of the problem in Iraq is "difficult to appropriately gauge" but cites an...
  • Iraq ``Human Shield'' trying to shield herself from government fine

    04/17/2006 8:52:26 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 16 replies · 1,155+ views
    Newsday ^ | April 16, 2006 | MICHAEL HILL
    KERHONKSON, N.Y. -- Before the bombs fell on Baghdad, Judith Karpova went there to put herself in harm's way. The veteran activist was among dozens of "human shields" who poured into Iraq as the U.S.-led offensive loomed in early 2003, although she ended up leaving before the war. Three years later, Karpova is again playing defense, this time against a $6,700 civil fine from the government.
  • For President, First a Leak; Now, a Jam

    04/08/2006 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Carling · 110 replies · 2,801+ views
    NYT Via The Oregonian ^ | 4/8/06 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON, April 7 — That President Bush authorized an aide to disclose classified intelligence on Iraqi weapons, as asserted in court papers, comes as no shock to official Washington. The leaking of secrets has long been a favored tool of policy debate, political combat and diplomatic one-upmanship. "We've had leaking of this kind since the administration of George Washington," said Rick Shenkman, a presidential historian at George Mason University.
  • Video Claims to Show Pilot Being Dragged

    04/05/2006 1:08:18 PM PDT · by IamHD · 23 replies · 1,572+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 04/04/06 | NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A video posted on the Internet Wednesday in the name of an extremist group claimed to show Iraqi insurgents dragging the burning body of a U.S. pilot on the ground after the crash of an Apache helicopter. Parts of the video were blurry, and the face of the man being dragged was not shown. His clothes were so tattered it was impossible to tell if he was wearing an American military uniform, but he appeared to be wearing military fatigues. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060405/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_helicopter_video
  • OLIVER STONE: 'MEDIA SLANDERS POLITICALLY-MINDED STARS'

    04/03/2006 9:14:28 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 40 replies · 703+ views
    Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has blasted media groups who "slander" celebrities for their political comments - because intelligent stars have every right to question their leaders. The Vietnam veteran, who is a fierce opponent of the US leadership, is appalled every time a celebrity is rudely mocked for making his or her thoughts about PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH and the war in Iraq public, and he urges journalists to be more supportive. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director says, "We're Hollywood wackos and all that stuff, left-wing... (It's) an easy and facile dismissal. "I'm still a citizen, I've served my country as...
  • Saddam Regime document: How To Use Coalition Dead Troops and POW’s As Propaganda Tool (Translation)

    04/03/2006 12:22:14 PM PDT · by jveritas · 25 replies · 5,624+ views
    Pentagon/FMSO website on Iraq Documents | April 3 2006 | jveritas
    Page 28, 32 and 33 of this April/1/2003 document IISP-2003-00026588 discuss how the Iraqis are going to treat the dead American and British soldiers as well as the Coalition POW to serve their regime propaganda. It is infuriating to read such a thing, but it is important to reveal how evil this Saddam regime had been. Partial translation of page 28 which a meeting of the Military Sector Commanders of the Iraqi Army where they discussed the issue of dead Coalition troops and POWs Beginning of partial translation of page 28 F. Study the subject of the dead criminals Americans...
  • (Overrated) Artists Speak Out Against the War (and President and FBI, CIA, etc. etc...)

    03/23/2006 12:01:35 PM PST · by weegee · 9 replies · 470+ views
    Rolling Stoned ^ | Posted Mar 21, 2006 3:33 PM | CHARLEY ROGULEWSKI
    Artists Speak Out Against the War Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Steve Earle, Moby and more play New York anti-war event R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Steve Earle, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Moby, Peaches and Devendra Banhart all performed at Monday night's Bring 'Em Home Now! concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The event, to benefit a number of anti-war groups, could be seen as an anti-war rally at the third anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, bringing together an array of musical styles -- hip-hop, country, rock, pop, indie and electronica -- with one shared view: It's time...
  • Not a Completely Peaceful Protest (Swastikas at Tampa anti-war protest)

    03/19/2006 9:16:20 PM PST · by PPHSFL · 48 replies · 1,625+ views
    Bay News 9 ^ | March 19, 2005 | Bay News 9
    Hundreds of people filled Tampa's courthouse square Sunday to mark the third anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, as thousands did the same throughout the country. "After three years, it's a failure," said protestor Mabili Ajani. "It's a clear and utter failure." That belief was shared by many of the anti-war protesters, and some sounded off about how to get out of Iraq. "We're going to have to clean the mess up," said Michael White. "Somebody's going to have to. We need to get our children out of harm's way. Strategic withdrawal is where it's at." The...
  • Cited as Symbol of Abu Ghraib, Man Admits He Is Not in Photo (NYT caught red-handed in another lie!)

    03/17/2006 10:17:54 PM PST · by Greg o the Navy · 49 replies · 1,707+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/18/2006 | KATE ZERNIKE
    In the summer of 2004, a group of former detainees of Abu Ghraib prison filed a lawsuit. One claimed to be the man in the photograph -- wires attached to his outstretched arms. The trouble was, the man in the photograph was not Mr. Qaissi.
  • Code of unmentionables

    03/13/2006 5:35:59 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies · 1,208+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 13 March 2006 | Mark Steyn
    This week's Voldemort Award goes to the New York Times for its account of a curious case of road rage in North Carolina: "The man charged with nine counts of attempted murder for driving a Jeep through a crowd at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last Friday told the police that he deliberately rented a four-wheel-drive vehicle so he could 'run over things and keep going.' " The driver in question was Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar. Whoa, don't jump to conclusions, the Times certainly didn't. As the report continued: "According to statements taken by the police, Mr. Taheri-azar,...
  • Iraq claims damage Germany in Arab world-spy chief

    03/09/2006 11:15:10 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 464+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 9, 2006 | Louis Charbonneau
    Allegations that Berlin helped Washington select bombing targets during the 2003 Iraq war have damaged Germany's image in the Arab world and compromised its security, Germany's intelligence chief said on Thursday. "In Arab countries it could make us look as if we're the handmaidens of the United States and Israel," Ernst Uhrlau, the head of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency said. The safety of German soldiers in places like Afghanistan had been compromised by the allegations.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-02-06 ("I just got home from Iraq....")

    03/02/2006 5:29:11 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 181 replies · 4,915+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 2, 2006 | Truthful Marine, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    It was a grand scene in DUmmieland. A Marine veteran of Iraq returned home and began posting his observations for the DUmmies. Surely this vet would VALIDATE the leftwing worldview of the DUmmies, right? Well, things didn't quite work out as the DUmmies expected as you can see in this THREAD titled, "I just got home from Iraq...." So let us now watch this drama unfold in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, watching the DUmmie expectations being shattered yet again against the rocks of reality, is in the [brackets]: I just got home from Iraq.......
  • Germany denies handing U.S. Saddam's war plan

    02/27/2006 8:22:02 AM PST · by george wythe · 39 replies · 1,190+ views
    Reuters ^ | feb 27 2006
    Germany denied on Monday that its intelligence officials obtained a copy of Saddam Hussein's defence plan for Baghdad and passed it on to U.S. commanders a month before the 2003 Iraq invasion. The allegation that two German spies operating in the Iraqi capital before the war provided key military information to the United States -- at a time when the Berlin government was voicing strong public opposition to a U.S. invasion -- appeared on Monday in an article in the New York Times. [snip]A BND spokesman was even more categorical: "I would say the article is incorrect on all points."
  • Lefty Org To "Storm the White House" ("we are taking over the White House", "we must storm in")

    02/26/2006 5:54:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 201 replies · 6,096+ views
    http://www.politicalcooperative.org/ ^ | 2/11/06 | Darrow Boggiano
    Storm the White House Multi-Day Event, Beginning March 15, come when you can and stay as long as you can - we are taking over the White House until they leave. Torture, Occupation, Genocide - Must End Now. Wednesday, March 15th 2006 12:00 AM Washington, DC USA TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE BY STORM - Stop Genocide, Torture and Occupation For Nat Turner, For Martin and Coretta, For all the Torture and Assassination in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and many others - We will not allow the Slave Holders that Still Prevail in this Country to Rule us any longer. Imprisonment and...
  • Saddam Translator: ABC Re-interpreted Tapes

    02/17/2006 10:45:00 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 123 replies · 4,280+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/17/06
    The FBI translator who supplied the 12-hours of Saddam Hussein audiotapes excerpted by ABC's "Nightline" Wednesday night now says the network discarded his translations and went with a less threatening version of the Iraqi dictator's comments. "What you heard on ABC News was their translation," former U.N. weapons inspector Bill Tierney told ABC Radio's Sean Hannity on Thursday. "They came up with something different on a key element regarding terrorism in the United States," Tierney insisted. In the "Nightline" version of a 1996 recording, Saddam predicts that Washington, D.C. would be hit by terrorists. But he adds that Iraq would...
  • Time to Attack "Lost"

    02/15/2006 8:15:24 PM PST · by Snake65 · 20 replies · 893+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | John Podhoretz
    So get this. Tonight's "Lost" revolves around Sayid, the character who was a member of the Iraqi Republican Guard and someone guilt-riddled over his past as a torturer. Tonight we learn, preposterously and offensively, that he became a torturer because he was seduced into it by the U.S. army, which wanted information in 1991 about a downed pilot. "Before the Americans came, I was a soldier," he said. "When they left, I became something else. My name is Sayid, and I am a torturer." Good God. It takes an American to teach a Saddam-ite Iraqi to torture people. This is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Tapes -- Inside Saddam's Palace

    02/15/2006 12:24:52 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 24 replies · 2,924+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 15 2006 | BRIAN ROSS and RHONDA SCHWARTZ
    ABC news has obtained 12 hours of tape recordings of Saddam Hussein meeting with top aides during the 1990's, apparently recorded in the Baghdad version of the Oval Office. The tapes were provided to ABC News by Bill Tierney, a former member of an UN inspection team who was translating them for the FBI. He says the U.S. Government is wrong to keep these tapes and others secret from the public. "Because of my experience being in the inspections and being in the military, I know the significance of these tapes when I heard them" said Tierney. U.S. officials confirm...
  • Iraqi Insurgents Increasingly Using Internet as Propaganda Machine

    02/15/2006 8:47:44 AM PST · by Wiz · 25 replies · 517+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2006 Feb 14 | Jake Tapper
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2006 — The U.S. military is aggressively capturing and killing Iraqi insurgents and seizing their territory, yet the insurgency continues to wreak untold havoc. According to one analysis, attacks on U.S. soldiers and Iraqi government forces last year increased 29 percent, and recruitment of new insurgents does not appear to be a problem. Officials at the International Crisis Group, an independent conflict-resolution organization, think they know why. They say it is the power of the insurgents' message — and the skill with which they're delivering their propaganda on the Internet. "In this battle for hearts and minds,...
  • CNN.com online readers reaction!

    01/31/2006 9:55:04 PM PST · by dascallie · 17 replies · 1,340+ views
    Think this might be manipulated by Duers? Naaahh... http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2006/state.union/results.html Add your vote...submit and check out the vote averages... LOL
  • Heart Of Dixie (Natalie Maines NEVER Liked Country)

    01/30/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by beansox · 52 replies · 1,619+ views
    Heart of Dixie Three years later, Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines talks to Entertainment Weekly about why she's ''pretty much done'' with Nashville in the wake of her anti-Bush comments by Whitney Pastorek On March 10, 2003, the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines stepped onto a London stage and announced, ''We're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.'' All hell promptly broke loose. A month later, she and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison finally addressed the controversy for the first time, posing naked on the cover of EW and candidly discussing the firestorm Maines' comment sparked....
  • Scandal-plagued UN suspends staff

    01/16/2006 2:09:22 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 1,161+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 January 2006 | Evelyn Leopold
    EIGHT UN officials have been suspended with pay as part of an investigation into the world body's procurement services following scandals in the oil-for-food program in Iraq, UN officials said this morning. The investigation by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services is the result of a probe into contracts in the UN peacekeeping department, which is fielding some 85,000 troops, police and civilians around the world. "There is an audit being done of peacekeeping department management," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. "As a result of that audit, which also took a look at the procurement department ... we have...
  • U.S. says bomb hit wrong house in Iraq. Strike aimed at insurgents killed 6 family members

    01/06/2006 11:20:17 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 39 replies · 950+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 5, 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A bomb that killed six civilians Monday near Baiji, Iraq, missed its target by 65 feet (20 meters) and hit the wrong home, military officials said. The bomb, which was dropped by a U.S. fighter plane, was aimed at a building that three men entered after planting a roadside bomb as an unmanned surveillance plane watched from overhead, the officials said. A U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat fighter jet strafed the building before the bomb was dropped, according to a U.S. military statement released after the nighttime attack. The bomb had "successful effects against the insurgents," the statement...
  • Where’s the Outrage? (Newsweek Hit Piece - Mega Barf/Punch Hole In Wall Alert)

    12/21/2005 8:07:24 PM PST · by TCats · 50 replies · 1,712+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/21/2005 | Arlene Getz
    Dec. 21, 2005 - Back in the 1980s, when I was living in Johannesburg and reporting on apartheid South Africa, a white neighbor proffered a tasteless confession. She was "quite relieved," she told me, that new media restrictions prohibited our reporting on government repression. No matter that Pretoria was detaining tens of thousands of people without real evidence of wrongdoing. No matter that many of them, including children, were being tortured—sometimes to death. No matter that government hit squads were killing political opponents. No matter that police were shooting into crowds of black civilians protesting against their disenfranchisement. "It's so...
  • The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    12/14/2005 5:23:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies · 1,814+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-14-05 | John Perazzo
    "World Can't Wait" takes out an ad against "fascist" America in the New York Times. <a href=http://www.discoverthenetwork.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7213>The World Can’t Wait</a> (WCW), an organization that opposes President Bush’s decision to send U.S. troops to Iraq, ran a <a href=http://www.worldcantwait.net/>paid advertisement</a> in The New York Times Monday denouncing the “fascists and religious fanatics” responsible for the ongoing unrest and carnage in the land formerly ruled by the iron fist of Saddam Hussein.  WCW was not talking about bin Laden, Zarqawi, Zawahiri, and al-Sadr, et. al. – the Islamists who have vowed to wage perpetual jihad against the West until the latter is...