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  • There Are No Jihadis in Iraq; pt4/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:37:31 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 4 replies · 1,043+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    As soldiers and Marines by the hundreds of thousands return home from Iraq they are telling their stories. They are telling family and friends of what they saw and of who they fought. They are writing books that tell of their experiences. is full of them. They have fought and lived through a dramatic and on-going historical event. To them it is real-not politics and so they tell the truth. They describe an invasion and an occupation where Islamic extremists and Iraqi thugs are the enemy. They tell tales of a fight against terrorists; people who rammed cars filled...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 12/5/02-Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha, al-Muthanna, Halabja, Mosul

    12/04/2002 2:12:24 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 39 replies · 725+ views
    AP, Reuters, Yahoo, NASA, Space Imaging and the usual suspects | 12/5/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/5/02 - Strike Video, Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha, al-Muthanna, Halabja, Mosul BREAKING: Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex BREAKING: al-Muthanna - guano and tanks BREAKING: Halabja - ~20 of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan killed or wounded trusting a truce with al Qaeda and Islamic terrorists BREAKING: Mosul - U.S. and British warplanes defended the sky STRIKE VIDEO Iraqi Spoon-rest Radar on a truck. (Note: mpg file is 16.4 MB) From the DoD News Briefing =========== Baghdad =========== In Baghdad, Iraq, inspectors leaving UN HQ. In Iraq, at Salman Bak, at the Al-Tuwaitha nuclear...
  • Iraq could use human germ carriers against West: defector

    09/20/2002 7:20:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Agence France-Presse | September 20, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (AFP) - Iraq could unleash a biological attack on the West by using unsuspecting people traveling abroad as carriers of deadly germs, a prominent Iraqi defector warned late Thursday. Nuclear scientist Khidhir Hamza, who left Iraq in 1994 and now lives in the United States, told the US Congress he suspected the Iraqi security service, which runs the country's biological weapons program, had already used people traveling abroad to reunite with relatives to infect exiled dissidents with the deadly AIDS virus. "An angle rarely reported -- and I found extensive incidents regarding it when I left...
  • The Link Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda

    06/18/2004 12:31:19 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 1,185+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | June 18, 2004 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Originally posted Sept. 29, 2003; reposted June 18, 2004 Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - confirming news reports that until now have emerged only in bits and pieces. A senior government official responsible for investigating terrorism tells Insight that while Saddam Hussein may not have had details of the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, he "gave assistance for whatever al-Qaeda came up with." That assistance, confirmed independently, came in a variety of...
  • Media Get Tricked by More Fake News

    07/05/2007 4:31:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 1,228+ views ^ | July 4, 2007 | Matthew Sheffield
    Media Get Tricked by More Fake News Posted by Matthew Sheffield on July 4, 2007 - 19:41. NB contributor Bob Owens has a great piece over at Pajamas Media on how he helped spot yet another instance of the Western press getting snookered by a fake news story promulgated by terrorists in Iraq. Once again, the media's desire to portray Iraq as a total disaster let them get tricked: On Thursday, June 28, The Associated Press—and to a lesser extent, Reuters, and a small independent Iraqi news agency—ran stories claiming that 20 decapitated bodies had been found on or near...
  • Redid my video- Salman Pak: The Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection

    06/10/2009 9:16:50 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 13 replies · 1,178+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/10/09 | april15bendovr
    I redid my video due to the sound being pulled off my original Youtube video. This video contains info on Salman Pak. This Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection was not made easily available by the Mainstream Press, Democrats or 911 Commission. Please share it
  • Salman Pak Leaders Reopen School (yes the same Salman Pak)

    03/30/2009 5:43:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 204+ views
    BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers joined local leaders to celebrate the completion of $600,000 in renovations to the Salman Pak Industrial School here, March 24. The school was nearly destroyed during insurgent-led attacks at the height of sectarian violence here in 2006-2007. Eight courses will be available for up to 700 students to learn sewing, generator maintenance, welding, automotive repair, plumbing, electrical installation, masonry and carpentry. The school also received new equipment for a women’s sewing room, a metal working section and a computer room. The Ministry of Education will maintain the building grounds, hire and retain qualified...
  • On the Ground: Americans Build Schools, Communities in Iraq

    02/05/2009 3:33:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 172+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2009 – U.S. servicemembers in Iraq are building communities and goodwill as their role there increasingly shifts to helping the Iraqis toward sovereignty. Army Maj. Jason Joose, third from right, stands with Iraqi officials at the groundbreaking for Saad High School in Baghdad’s Salman Pak community, Feb. 3, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kevin Holden  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. U.S. soldiers in recent days started renovations on a high school and transferred a police station to Iraqi leaders in and around Baghdad, while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with 20 partners,...
  • Millions Slated for Salman Pak Upgrades (Yes that Salman Pak)

    01/11/2009 9:41:41 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 284+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Scott Wolfe, USA
    BAGHDAD — Lt. Col. Michael Shrout announced the start of Operation Iron Gator, Jan. 8, with more than $2 million in funding for school refurbishments, the expansion of the Bawi Canal, construction of the Kanassa windmills and micro-grants for small businesses in Salman Pak. The announcement was made at the ground breaking for the Mada’in high school refurbishment. The funding for the projects comes from the Commanders Emergency Relief Program and is intended to improve the infrastructure and quality of life in Salman Pak while building the capacity of the government agencies that operate and maintain schools and other public...
  • Water Facility Reopens South of Baghdad

    12/16/2008 3:40:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 252+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Evan Loyd, USA
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 16, 2008 – Local Iraqi leaders and U.S. soldiers celebrated the reopening of the Bawi water pump and filter facility Dec. 13 in Salman Pak, south of Baghdad. Army Staff Sgt. Douglas King, team sergeant for Civil Affairs Team 32, attached to the 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, checks the Bawi water pump and filter facility’s filtration systems in Salman Pak, Iraq, before the plant’s reopening ceremony Dec. 13, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Evan Loyd  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The facility can provide water to nearly...
  • Salman Pak Kindergarten School Refurbished, Opened for Students (Yes that Salman Pak)

    11/23/2008 6:52:12 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 741+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lt. Col. Wayne Marotto, USA
    A student at the Wurwood Kindergarten holds the tray with the scissors for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the school in Salman Pak, Nov. 21, 2008. Photo by Lt. Col. Wayne Marotto, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Wurwood Kindergarten School officially reopened its doors Nov. 21 in the Rasheed neighborhood of Salman Pak after a two-month-long refurbishing period. The school has 350 students enrolled, ages 4 to 5 years old, and six class rooms. Prior to the refurbishment, the school could only hold 60 students. The school employs eight teachers, a director and an assistant.“The...
  • Two U.S. Soldiers Killed as Iraqi Council Member Opens Fire After Meeting

    06/23/2008 10:17:16 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 92 replies · 848+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2008 | Ernesto Londońo
    BAGHDAD, June 23 -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed and three were wounded Monday when a council member opened fire on them after a meeting in a small town south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. An Iraqi interpreter also was wounded in the shooting in Salman Pak Nahia, which is about 20 miles south of Baghdad, said Capt. Charles Calio, a U.S. military spokesman. Two Salman Pak residents identified the assailant, who was killed, as council member Raed Hmood Ajil. Residents Rafi Suleiman, 39, and Abu Dawood said in phone interviews that Ajil, a Sunni tribal leader, opened fire...
  • This was the surge - (pics, before and after)

    06/03/2008 8:20:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 98+ views
    Mudville Gazette ^ | 6-3-08 | Greyhawk
    This remarkable series of before and after pictures documents the rebuilding efforts of Task Force Marne, aka Multi-National Division Center, aka "the surge" Division in Iraq, 2007-2008. The Division's area of responsibility included some of the most violent areas on the southern edge of Baghdad (the "Baghdad belts") and in addition to peacemaking efforts in the region the Division's mission included halting the flow of "accelerants" into the city. Areas such as Salman Pak, Yousifiyah, Arab Jabour, Jisr Diyala, Mahmudiyah, and Iskandariyah may not be familiar to Americans (they were generally - and erroneously - referred to as "Baghdad" in...
  • Refurbished School Opens in Salman Pak (Yes, that same Salman Pak)

    04/30/2008 4:59:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 216+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Maj. Joe Sowers, USA
    Local leaders cut the ribbon signifying the opening of the Salman Pak Girls Secondary School, April 24, in Salman Pak, Iraq. DoD photo. FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — The only secondary school for girls in the Salman Pak area opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 24.Leaders of the Salman Pak Council, the Iraqi Army, the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, gathered in Salman Pak for the ceremony, which marked the completion of a $200,000 project initiated Feb. 28.Members of the Salman Pak Council brought the decrepit school to the attention of 1-15th...
  • Iraqis Reject Extremist Violence, Coalition General Says

    04/30/2008 5:31:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 77+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2008 – Most Iraqi people now reject the violence that has plagued their neighborhoods and the extremists who have been inciting the violence, a senior official in the region said today. “We increasingly see a commitment to economic development and reconstruction. That is the path that leads to prosperity and the broadest opportunity for all Iraqis to share in it,” said Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, in a news conference. In places where Iraqi citizens have rejected the violence, people are returning to their homes and capitalizing on improving local...
  • Salman Pak market opens for business (Yes,.. That Sakman Pak)

    03/13/2008 4:40:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
    Sgt. Osama Emilio, from Boston, Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, hands candy to a local girl from Salman Pak who waits with scissors to cut a ribbon opening the new Salman Pak market, March 11. Photo by Sgt. Natalie Rostek. COMBAT OUTPOST CARVER — A new market opened in Salman Pak March 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by leaders of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, local citizens and council leaders. The market consists of seven stores including two restaurants, a supermarket, an electronics shop, a photo shop, a sweets store and a cell phone store.Capt. Mathew...
  • Judges Return to Salman Pak (Yes,.. that Salman Pak)

    03/12/2008 5:35:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 300+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Ben Hutto, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 12, 2008 – Iraqi judges surveyed the new government center in Salman Pak, Iraq, on March 10, during their first visit back since 2005 when they were forced to relocate by extremist groups made the area too dangerous to remain. Judge Razak, an investigative judge, second from the left, speaks with leaders of the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team about bringing rule of law back to Salman Pak, March 10. This was the first time judges had returned to Salman Pak since extremists forced them to leave three years ago. U.S. Army photo by Spc....
  • Coalition Forces Discuss Security with Mada’in Qada Leaders

    03/09/2008 10:39:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
    FOB HAMMER — Coalition leaders from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) met with leaders of the Iraqi security forces (ISF) in the Mada’in Qada, March 5, at Forward Operating Base Hammer. Col. Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., commander of the 3rd HBCT, hosted the meeting to discuss security in the qada, the brigade’s area of operation, and to welcome Maj. Gen. Kassim, commander of the 9th Iraqi Army (IA) Division. “From this day on, you are part of this family,” said Grigsby, from Prince George’s County, Md. “We are all working together to support the mayor and the good...
  • Operation ‘Marne Grand Slam’ Produces Military, Civic Success

    03/06/2008 4:12:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 104+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2008 – U.S. troops have killed or detained some 35 suspected terrorists in an ongoing operation launched last month to pursue insurgents southeast of Baghdad, a military official said. Operation Marne Grand Slam also has produced civic results in Salman Pak, about 15 miles south of the Iraqi capital, where efforts to bolster the local government and economy are seeing success. “The big effect, from a brigade commander standpoint, was to strengthen the governance line of operation with the strengthening of the economics line of the operation,” Army Col. Wayne Grigsby said during a conference call today....
  • Citizens Celebrate Reopening of Road Connecting Salman Pak and al Lej

    03/04/2008 5:42:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 123+ views
    FOB HAMMER — Residents of Salman Pak and al Lej breathed a collective sigh of relief Feb. 29, as more than 150 Sons of Iraq (SoI), Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Coalition Force leaders met to celebrate the reopening of the al Lej road, the main thoroughfare connecting Salman Pak and al Lej. The road had been closed to civilians after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated at a traffic checkpoint in May, killing seven Iraqi National Policemen. Since construction began more than two weeks ago on Combat Outpost Carver, home to Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Soldiers...
  • Soldiers Evaluate Renovation Progress at Girls’ School

    03/04/2008 5:39:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 117+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
    Local workers from Salman Pak, Iraq, and Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, work to refurbish the Zarqua al Yamama Girls’ School, Feb. 28. U.S. Army photo courtesy of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment. FOB HAMMER — U.S. Soldiers visited the Zarqua al Yamama girls’ school in Salman Pak, Feb. 28, to check the progress of a refurbishment project there. The school’s poor condition was brought to the attention of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment leaders by members of the Salman Pak council, said Capt. Mathew Givens, from Columbus, Ga., civil-military operations officer for 1-15th Inf. Regt.“The school was...
  • Hope Grows in Salman Pak

    12/26/2007 8:18:50 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 98+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Staff Sgt. Robert Butler expresses a range of emotions when someone asks him what he thinks about Salman Pak. The platoon sergeant, from Excelsior Springs, Mo., for Headquarters Platoon, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division has handed out candy to children there, has fought insurgents, lost friends and helped the National Police provide security. In his mind, the former resort town has a lot of potential, but he readily admits that there is still a lot of work that needs to be done before it can...
  • (Video) Salman Pak: Saddam's Al Qaeda Connection (includes FR's own Jveritas)

    11/26/2007 10:17:17 AM PST · by april15Bendovr · 44 replies · 47+ views
    Youtube ^ | 11/26/07 | April15bendovr
    Youtube Video A more detailed description of Salman Pak Terrorist Training Camp. Saddam's connection to international terrorism and Al Qaeda.
  • Idiots at Daily Kos using Wikipedia to define Salman Pak

    10/17/2007 10:37:43 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 28 replies · 135+ views
    Tue Sep 11, 2007 at 01:11:07 PM PDT
    Ultra-right wing Senator James Inhofe wanted to make the point that Iraq was connected to "terrorism," if not to the 9-11 hijackers per se, by talking about numerous "terrorist training facilities" that existed in Iraq, including Salman Pak "where they trained terrorists to hijack airplanes." Unfortunately for Sen. Inhofe's point, that allegation has been completely discredited by the CIA, the DIA, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. And Gen. Petraeus' response? Not a word. He was happy to let Inhofe's lie sit on the table, unchallenged. Link used
  • Tips lead to arrests in Salman Pak

    10/17/2007 5:26:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 71+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Sean Riley
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — After receiving tips, Coalition forces detained three people in Salman Pak, Oct. 11, during Operation Belleau Wood, a raid to find insurgents linked to al-Qaida cells operating in Iraq. Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, detained the men after they were identified as al-Qaida members responsible for improvised explosive device placement along a road frequently used by the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. The Soldiers also cleared 13 houses during their search. Maj. John Cushing, from Rochester, Mich., the 1-15th Inf. Regt. operations officer, believes the recent organization of concerned...
  • Coalition Forces liberate nine Iraqis, kill eight terrorists

    09/02/2007 11:51:13 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 426+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed eight terrorists, detained four suspected terrorists and liberated nine Iraqi hostages during operations Sunday to further secure Baghdad and the northern belt around the city. Coalition Forces raided a building where terrorists were holding illegal terrorist court proceedings in Tarmiyah.  Al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders imposed vigilante law on residents in the Tarmiyah area, often executing them for violating the terrorist group’s rules.  Coalition Forces found nine Iraqis inside the building, some who had been there for 30 days, bound and awaiting sentencing by the illegal court system.  The former hostages were examined and found...
  • (Freeper Youtube Video) Salman Pak The Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection (Where are all the FReepers?)

    08/05/2007 10:11:49 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 186 replies · 2,376+ views
    YouTube ^ | July 31, 2007
    This video has been posted for 4 days with only 68 views and zero comments on youtube. We wont get any recognition or notoriety unless comments are left and people visit. Jveritas has stated "This is an important video that two of our freepers worked very hard on it, "April15bendovr" and "F22Futurepilot". It shows the strong connections between Saddam and Islamic terrorists including Al Qaeda." Now according to our latest Freeper poll titled (7/26) Is the "Surge" working? 135 members state they don't know if our surge is working. 107 members state they are Doubtful it is working. 98 members...
  • Salman Pak: The Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection

    08/01/2007 10:56:57 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 43 replies · 1,692+ views
    Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson Mark Eichenlaub interview with LT Buzz Patterson “al-Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri’s trip to Baghdad in 1998 (in which he received $300,000, possibly from Saddam Hussein himself), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s medical trip to Baghdad in 2002 and the terrorist training that took place in the Salman Pak camp.” Dr. Mylroie received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and her B.A. from Cornell. She was an Assistant Professor in Harvard's Political Science Department, before becoming an Associate Professor in the Strategy Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Subsequently, she was a member of the...
  • (Freeper Video)Salman Pak: The Saddam/Iraq-AQ connection(Freeper Video)

    08/01/2007 3:30:44 PM PDT · by future F22 pilot · 67 replies · 1,654+ views
    <p>April15Bendovr and I have been working on a Salman Pak video. It shows the connections between Saddam and Al Qaeda. Please take a look at it.</p>
  • US says report of 20 beheaded bodies in Iraq false (media took it hook, line and sinker)

    06/30/2007 8:19:21 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies · 832+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/30/2007 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD, June 30 (Reuters) - Media reports attributed to Iraqi police of 20 decapitated bodies found south of Baghdad this week were untrue and may have been planted by insurgents to provoke revenge attacks, the U.S. military said on Saturday. "Coalition and Iraqi officials began investigating to determine if the reports were true. Ultimately it was concluded the reports were false," the military said in a statement. Local police, speaking off the record, said on Thursday that the bodies had been found dumped on the banks of the Tigris River near Salman Pak, about 30 km (19 miles) south of...
  • Help with liberal teacher

    09/11/2006 11:51:13 AM PDT · by future F22 pilot · 64 replies · 1,135+ views
    I am a high school junior and currently have a teacher who believes Al Qaeda and Iraq are not linked. I would like documents proving links between Al Qaeda and Iraq, documents of democrats declaring Iraq as dangerous, documents listing numbers of terrorists (islamo-fascitsts) killed, documents with numbers of Iraqis killed under Saddam, and documents of foreign inteligence agencies declaring Iraq was seeking WMD's. I want to thankyou all for all your help, and of course it would be nice if the sources were well-respected, but any documents can be helpful. Also documents proving bias of the MSM would also...
  • Salman Pak (Vanity)

    04/30/2006 9:00:33 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 15 replies · 814+ views
    Do we have hard evidence that Salman Pak was used for terrorist training?
  • The Algerian Plague: Going inside the terrorist group GSPC. [Saddam trained thousands]

    01/19/2006 3:47:13 PM PST · by aculeus · 8 replies · 446+ views
    The Weekly Standard. com ^ | January 19, 2006 | by Thomas Joscelyn
    THE REVELATION that Saddam Hussein's Iraq trained thousands of Islamic terrorists has important ramifications for European counterterrorism efforts. According to officials, one of the groups trained in Iraq prior to the war was al Qaeda's Algerian affiliate, the Algerian Salafist Group for Call and Combat ("GSPC"). The GSPC and its predecessor, the Armed Islamic Group ("GIA"), are well-known to European counterterrorism officials: Within the last several months, in fact, the GSPC has been at the center of several substantive terrorist plots. Just last week, Spain arrested 20 suspected terrorists who are alleged to have been recruiting and funding suicide bombers...
  • The Butcher with the Terror Ties - The evidence mounts. (Newsweek reports on Atta in Prague, 2001)

    01/13/2006 9:11:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies · 7,860+ views
    NRO ^ | January 13, 2006 | Deroy Murdock
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version January 13, 2006, 8:11 a.m. The Butcher with the Terror Ties The evidence mounts. Drip, drip, drip. Drop by drop, isolated news stories and emerging documents are eroding the popular myth that Saddam Hussein had no connections to Islamofascist terrorists. These revelations undermine war critics’ efforts to whitewash Baghdad’s ancien regime — such as when Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid declared: “There was [sic] no terrorists in Iraq.” Likewise, Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.) describes a “nonexistent relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.” Reid, Levin, and others who dismiss...
  • Terrorist Involvement - Was There Or Wasn't There? (well duh!)

    01/09/2006 9:28:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies · 736+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 01-10-06 | Thomas D. Segel - Commentary
    Terrorist Involvement - Was There Or Wasn't There? By Thomas D. Segel January 10, 2006 In the latest issue of The Weekly Standard there is an interesting article by Stephen F. Hayes titled "Saddam's Terror Training Camps". In it the author reports the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein... "Trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq." Now this can't possibly be correct. The mainstream media and the liberal left have repeatedly told us...
  • Saddam's Terror Training Camps (Huge! Stephen Hayes new piece)

    01/07/2006 4:43:10 PM PST · by infoguy · 42 replies · 1,587+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 16 January 2006 | Stephen Hayes
    Saddam's Terror Training Camps What the documents captured from the former Iraqi regime reveal--and why they should all be made public. by Stephen F. Hayes 01/16/2006, Volume 011, Issue 17 THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq. The existence and character of these documents has been confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD by eleven U.S. government officials. The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in...
  • Saddam's Terror Training Camps

    01/06/2006 8:28:00 PM PST · by texasmountainman · 34 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/16/06 | Stephen Hayes
    The former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists at Ramadi, Samarra and Salman-Pak over the four years immediately preceeding the U.S. invasion.
  • New Saddam Documents Detail Terror Training

    01/06/2006 8:20:55 PM PST · by wagglebee · 86 replies · 3,337+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/6/06 | NewsMax
    The Bush administration is preparing to release never-before-seen documents captured when U.S. forces liberated Baghdad that chronicle the extensive training of thousands of radical Islamic terrorists by Saddam Hussein's regime. "The secret training took place primarily at three camps in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak," reports the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes, who adds that the operations began two years before the 9/11 attacks and were "directed by elite Iraqi military units." The existence of these documents, and the nature of what they describe, has been confirmed to the Standard by eleven U.S. government officials, Hayes says. If true, the documents...
  • Saddam's Terror Training Camps

    01/06/2006 3:22:52 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 82 replies · 2,697+ views ^ | 01/16/2006, | Stephen F. Hayes
    THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq. The existence and character of these documents has been confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD by eleven U.S. government officials. The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak--and was directed by elite Iraqi military units. Interviews by U.S. government interrogators with Iraqi regime officials and military leaders corroborate the documentary evidence. Many of...
  • Twisting the Al-Qaida Connection [Iraq]

    12/11/2005 3:54:23 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies · 1,290+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 28, 2005 | Mithridate Ombud
    Twisting the Al-Qaida Connection Posted by Mithridate Ombud on November 28, 2005 - 15:22. Robyn Blumner, former ACLU Director and current St. Petersburg Times columnist retreads this old leftist tire: Fox News gives its audience what it wants, too. That's why, in 2003, a survey from the Program on International Policy Attitudes found that 67 percent of its loyal viewers believed the fallacy that Saddam Hussein was connected to al-Qaida, whereas only 40 percent of those who relied on print media were confused on that point. Welcome to the "informed" electorate of a newspaper-free world. It's already starting to give...
  • The Mad Hatter and the Democrats (Canadian article on Salman Pak)

    12/09/2005 6:43:14 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 6 replies · 488+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, December 9, 2005 | by Klaus Rohrich
    The Mad Hatter and the Democrats by Klaus Rohrich Friday, December 9, 2005 Question: What’s the worst thing that can happen to America? Well if you’re a Democrat like Howard Dean, the worst thing that can happen to America is that it wins a war. At least that’s the impression one is left with when listening to Dean’s defeatist drivel. For many years now it seems that the only time Democrats are happy is when things are going badly for America, especially under a government containing a majority of Republicans.
  • Please, EDUCATE Me! (Educating the Left on the Saddam/WMD/Al Qaeda "Specific Threat"...from Iraq)

    10/22/2005 11:47:14 PM PDT · by cgk · 6 replies · 424+ views
    21 October 2005 PLEASE, Educate Me! Here's an email that received today, from Tom. Educate me??!! I just WISH that I could post what I REALLY want to say to Tom, but that would only take me down to his name-calling, preschool level. Anyway, here are his (well thought out) words of "wisdom" to me: "3) Not even worthy of answering since you're wrong about the specific threat"I am sorry, but I am going to need to call bull(BLEEP) on your answer to this question. Please feel free to explain even just the top 2 specific threats that you feel...
  • Saddam's al Qaeda Connection (Salman Pak)

    05/30/2005 7:25:24 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 60 replies · 4,902+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/01/2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    * Iraqi defectors had been saying for years that Saddam's regime trained "non-Iraqi Arab terrorists" at a camp in Salman Pak, south of Baghdad. U.N. inspectors had confirmed the camp's existence, including the presence of a Boeing 707. Defectors say the plane was used to train hijackers; the Iraqi regime said it was used in counterterrorism training. Sabah Khodada, a captain in the Iraqi Army, worked at Salman Pak. In October 2001, he told PBS's "Frontline" about what went on there. "Training is majorly on terrorism. They would be trained on assassinations, kidnapping, hijacking of airplanes, hijacking of buses, public...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Inside story on Salman Pak?

    04/12/2005 7:17:06 AM PDT · by Theo · 13 replies · 757+ views
    Self | 4/12/2005 | Theo
    I remember seeing satellite photos before the most recent war in Iraq, showing what looked to be an airplane in the Salman Pak area. The word was that this was a terrorist training camp, where people from outside Iraq would train in various terrorist techniques. I haven't heard whether this was true or not. I'd especially be interested in hearing reports from those in the military who've been there, and heard first-hand what went on there.
  • After Action Report - Raven 42 Ambushed! (Account of defeated terrorist ambush in Iraq)

    03/26/2005 10:32:42 AM PST · by finnman69 · 120 replies · 15,296+ views ^ | 3/26/05
    "When we first started taking fire, I just looked to the right and saw seven or eight guys shooting back at us — muzzle flashes...At first, I shot one guy. I saw him fall" - Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, ABC News Report Thanks to Loretto M, this is another After Action Report (the review is probably finished but I don't have it, yet). It is from Joseph Meissner (LTC- RET), Editor, Perspectives Journal , PSYOP Association and was sent in the most recent PSYOP Association newsletter. Here's the background info from Col Buzz Kriessel: Friends, I've just received this account...It...
  • AFTER ACTION REPORT: Raven 42 action in Salman Pak

    03/28/2005 4:03:25 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 19 replies · 838+ views
    Blackfive ^ | 3/28/05 | Brigade S-2 (Intelligence Officer)
    Over the next few days you will see on the television news shows, and in the print news media the story of a Military Police Squad who are heroes. Through those outlets, I doubt that their story will get out in a truly descriptive manner. I can't express to you the pride, awe, and respect I feel for the soldiers of call sign Raven 42. On Sunday afternoon, in a very bad section of scrub-land called Salman Pak, on the southeastern outskirts of Baghdad, 40 to 50 heavily-armed Iraqi insurgents attacked a convoy of 30 civilian tractor trailer trucks that...
  • Thumbs Down: (Film Critic) ROGER EBERT helps a Terrorist

    03/28/2005 9:53:01 AM PST · by Cool Chick · 44 replies · 1,563+ views ^ | March 28, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Thumbs Down: Roger Ebert Helps A Terrorist March 26, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Normally, it would be unfair to attack Roger Ebert for his addiction to food. Normally, it would be in poor taste to hold the calorically-gifted film-critic’s insatiable taste-buds against him. Normally. But now, Roger Ebert’s irresistible yen for a sandwich is literally his excuse to defend an Islamic terrorist, Ibrahim Parlak. Parlak, who is under deportation orders, owns a restaurant in Harbert, Michigan—a restaurant Ebert frequents, with apparently great appetite. In a letter to the U.S. government opposing Parlak’s deportation, Ebert wrote, “[H]e offered to come to...
  • AFTER ACTION REPORT: Raven 42 action in Salman Pak

    03/25/2005 8:57:08 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 22 replies · 1,935+ views
    BLACKFIVE ^ | 617th MP CO
    AFTER ACTION REPORT: Raven 42 action in Salman Pak Over the next few days you will see on the television news shows, and in the print news media the story of a Military Police Squad who are heroes. Through those outlets, I doubt that their story will get out in a truly descriptive manner. I can't express to you the pride, awe, and respect I feel for the soldiers of call sign Raven 42. On Sunday afternoon, in a very bad section of scrub-land called Salman Pak, on the southeastern outskirts of Baghdad, 40 to 50 heavily-armed Iraqi insurgents attacked...
  • Afghan warlord 'had human dog to bite victims'

    10/08/2004 6:04:54 PM PDT · by aculeus · 17 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 9, 2004 | Sue Clough, Courts Correspondent
    An Afghan warlord who settled in Britain kept a human dog to bite his victims and waged a campaign of kidnap and torture against civilians, the Old Bailey was told yesterday. Faraydi Zardad, a veteran fighter against the Russians and the Taliban, was the commander of soldiers manning checkpoints on the Jalalabad road, the vital supply route between Kabul and Peshawar. He had complete authority in the area between 1992 and 1996 and "had a fearsome reputation for being cruel and merciless", the court was told. In the first prosecution of its kind Zardad, 41, who was arrested while living...