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  • Gunmen Dressed As Iraqi Army Torture, Kill 24 Sunni Muslims - Is This How To Resolve An Election?

    04/03/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT · by JLWORK · 1 replies · 269+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | April 3, 2010 | John L. Work
    This just in from the “I Can’t Tell The Good Guys From the Bad Guys” department – (photo of al-Maliki and Ahmadinejad above from Michelle Malkin’s website: Gunmen wearing the uniforms of Iraqi army soldiers invaded a village south of Baghdad on Good Friday, rounded up at least thirty-one Sunni Muslims and killed twenty-four of them. Some of the dead had their arms and legs broken prior to being shot and many were beaten beyond recognition. Seven victims were found alive, hands cuffed behind their backs. These killings came on the heels of the recent Iraqi election, the final results...
  • Lebanese army fires on Israeli warplanes: military

    03/21/2010 6:52:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 357+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/2010 | AFP via Yahoo News
    Lebanese anti-aircraft guns opened fire on two Israeli warplanes that were violating its airspace at medium altitude on Sunday, the military said. "The army's anti-aircraft guns fired at two Israeli warplanes overflying Hasbaya" in southeastern Lebanon, an army statement said. The incident came amid rising regional tension and heightened concern in Lebanon over recent Israeli threats against Shiite militant party Hezbollah and its backers Syria and Iran. Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34-day war in the summer of 2006 which destroyed much of southern Lebanon and killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and close to 160 Israelis, mainly soldiers....
  • Israelis worry about their missile shield

    03/15/2010 11:12:03 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 466+ views
    UPI via Space War ^ | 3/15/2010 | UPI via Space War
    As Israel braces for possible war with Iran and its proxies, a new kind of conflict in which the civilian population will be a primary target for massive missile barrages, there are growing concerns about the military's ability to shield cities as well as its key bases. In the 34-day 2006 war Israel fought with Hezbollah of Lebanon, Tehran's main surrogate in the Levant, the Shiite movement fired some 4,000 rockets, supplied by Iran and Syria, into Israel as far south as the port city of Haifa, at a rate of around 150 per day. That was the deepest Hezbollah...
  • Hezbollah disarmament not for discussion: minister

    03/07/2010 10:21:57 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 63+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/07/2010 | AFP
    A Hezbollah minister said on Sunday that disarming his Shiite militant group was not "a subject for discussion," two days before Lebanon's national dialogue on defence strategy is due to resume. "Some have implied that the dialogue session seeks to establish when Hezbollah will be disarmed," Administrative Reform Minister Mohammad Fneich was quoted as saying by the state news agency ANI. "This issue is not a subject for discussion and will not be debated at the dialogue session," Fneich said. Politicians from rival parties are due to meet Tuesday for a new session on defence strategy to be chaired by...
  • Sen. Jim Bunning holds floor: 'Tough s--t'

    02/26/2010 10:24:36 AM PST · by LouAvul · 48 replies · 2,746+ views
    politico ^ | 2/25/10 | JAKE SHERMAN & MANU RAJU
    Senate Democrats spent Thursday night hammering away at Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) for single-handedly holding up action in the upper chamber – but he blurted out a message to one of them on the Senate floor: “Tough s—t.” In an unusual display in the normally sleepy chamber, Bunning – without the support of GOP leadership – has blocked efforts to quickly approve a series of extensions to measures that would otherwise expire Sunday, including unemployment insurance and the Cobra program that allows people who lose their health benefits to continue getting coverage. And that has led to a furious exchange...
  • U.S. Officials Say Iran Continues to Subvert Iraq

    02/18/2010 12:26:50 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 217+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 1/18/2010 | John J. Kruzel
    As national elections in Iraq loom on the horizon, Iran continues to subvert its western neihbor’s security and political infrastructure, top American military officials said. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the top American commander in Iraq, said Iran aims to foment violence in Iraq and to play diplomatic and other nonmilitary roles that call into question Iran’s respect for Iraqi sovereignty. “Iran clearly has a strategy that goes across lethal aims, diplomatic aims and then soft-power aims -- i.e., influencing people through investment in the economy -- and into some other practices inside of Iraq,” the general said yesterday at...
  • Divisions within Islam - Sunni vs Shia

    02/05/2010 5:33:29 AM PST · by BCW · 4 replies · 446+ views
    VIDEO - Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Arifi Vilifies Shiites, Calling Iraqi Ayatollah Sistani "an Infidel"
  • ISLAMIC SUPREMACY - THE FASCIST IDEOLOGY OF: WORLD DOMINATION - TO CONTROL THE WORLD

    02/04/2010 9:07:24 AM PST · by Righting · 9 replies · 427+ views
    ISLAMIC SUPREMACY - THE FASCIST IDEOLOGY OF: WORLD DOMINATION - TO CONTROL THE WORLD ISLAMIC SUPREMACISM is the belief that Islam is superior to other religions, cultures, and governmental systems, and the belief that Islam's superiority entitles Muslims to dominate, control, and rule non-Muslims. http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2008/12/islamic-supremacism.html 'Islamic Supremacy' - WSJ.comhttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB123211637982290301.html British Jihad and Islamic Supremacism http://www.britishjihad.com Study: Iran Indoctrinating Children in Islamic Supremacism - http://www.nysun.com/foreign/study-iran-indoctrinating-children-in-islamic/73162/ Crossroads in History: The Struggle against Jihad and Supremacist... In fighting Islamic supremacism, instead of an approach only based on ... The true challenge of Islamic supremacism to America and the free world... http://www.unitedstatesaction.com/blog/imm-articles/090.html Islamic Supremacism:...
  • Yemen counters rebels' offer with own preconditions

    02/01/2010 1:05:38 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 156+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/31/2010 | CNN
    Yemen's government said Sunday it will accept a truce offer only if the rebels operating in the country's north comply with six previously laid-out conditions. The Shiite Muslim rebels, known as the Houthis, had indicated Saturday that they were open to a cease-fire and to accepting the government conditions. But they demanded an end to military operations first. The intractable stance on both sides means the conflict, which had lasted more than five years, is likely to continue. In August, Yemen laid out cease-fire terms that included removing checkpoints, ending banditry, handing over all military equipment and weapons, and releasing...
  • Iran's IRGC said to be increasing surveillance, intel ops in Kuwait

    01/29/2010 3:33:26 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 211+ views
    GeoStrategy Direct ^ | 2/1/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Kuwait has been investigating reports of an Iranian-backed Shi'ite insurgency plot. Officials said Kuwait has launched an investigation into allegations that Shi'ites funded and directed by Iran planned to attack key facilities in the Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdom. The investigation was said to center on Shi'ite soldiers in neighboring Bahrain trained in sabotage. Officials have warned of a growing Shi'ite threat in Kuwait, a Sunni-ruled country with nearly 50 percent of the population being Shi'ite. They said Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has increased surveillance and other intelligence operations in Kuwait, which hosts more than 15,000 U.S. military soldiers. "There...
  • Water woes could undermine Yemen's drive against Al Qaeda

    01/25/2010 1:30:38 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 337+ views
    Al Rai ^ | 1/25/2010 | AFP
    Impoverished Yemen is reeling under the threat of Al Qaeda, northern Shiite rebels and southern secessionists, but a lack of water is putting its ancient capital at even greater risk, experts say. Within a decade - or even less - Sanaa could become the first waterless capital in the world, they warn, adding the outlook is also bleak for the rest of this parched country where wells in some regions are already dry. A conference in London on Wednesday will discuss Yemen's anti-terrorism drive, but it is unclear whether the water woes that experts say are likely to fuel more...
  • YEMEN: “We have run out of money” - Jewish Leader (Depend on Yemeni Govt for Assistance)

    03/31/2009 3:17:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 387+ views
    IRIN ^ | 31 March 2009
    Members of the tiny Jewish community in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, say they have not received their monthly food rations or any government financial assistance for the past three months. Rabbi Yahya Yusuf, leader of the 65-member community, told IRIN the Jews had been “suffering terribly” of late; many had been finding it very difficult to even feed their children. “We have sold everything we possess to buy food for our families. We even sold our women’s gold rings. We have run out of money,” he said. Yusuf said that two weeks ago they had staged a protest outside government headquarters...
  • Yemeni forces killed anti-U.S. rebel cleric

    09/12/2004 9:43:56 PM PDT · by Nepalis · 5 replies · 304+ views
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    Yemeni forces killed anti-U.S. rebel cleric SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni forces killed anti-U.S. rebel cleric Hussein al-Houthi and dozens of his supporters on Friday, ending over two months of clashes in which over 200 rebels and troops have died. Houthi was one of a number of rebel leaders in Yemen, but he represented a considerable target having engaged the security forces over a long period. His group is not linked to al Qaeda. The Yemeni defence and interior ministries, in a joint statement, announced that their forces had killed Houthi in a mountainous area north of the capital Sanaa....
  • Militant Iraqi Nationalists Struggle with Approach to al-Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq

    01/02/2010 12:28:06 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 211+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 12/23/2009 | Pascale Combelles Siegel
    The string of deadly bombings against government buildings and Shiite landmarks in Baghdad that began last August provides a startling reminder that the Qaeda-associated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) remains a clear danger to Iraq’s long-term stability. The three sets of multiple attacks that took place on August 19, October 25, and December 8—the three deadliest attacks since 2007—killed at least 362 people and wounded over 1,233. In an otherwise continuously improving security situation, the ISI claimed responsibility for the spectacular, headline-grabbing attacks in an effort to embarrass the Iraqi government, intensify Sunni disgruntlement with the current political establishment and...
  • Suddenly, the Arab world wakes up to Yemen's rebellion

    12/18/2009 1:58:41 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 735+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/18/2009 | Jonathan Spyer
    The 30th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council, meeting in Kuwait this week, expressed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its fight with the Shi'ite Houthi rebels in northern Yemen. The Kuwaiti emir noted that Saudi Arabia is facing "flagrant aggression that targets its sovereignty and security by those who have infiltrated its territory." The formerly little-noticed conflict between the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government is now taking on the coloration of an additional hot front in an ongoing region-wide cold war. The conflict in northern Yemen reveals the ongoing Iranian regional effort to convert Shi'ite populations into assets...
  • Yemen closes hospital found to be Iran front supporting Shi'ite rebels

    12/11/2009 1:40:14 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 253+ views
    Geostrategy-Direct.com ^ | 12/09/2009 | Geostrategy-Direct.com
    An Iranian hospital in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa has been ordered shut down amid reports that the facility was used as cover by Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security for support and funding of Shi'ite Zaydi rebels. The 60-bed hospital has four operating rooms and six intensive care units. The ostensible reason for the closing was the hospital’s failure to pay rent. However reports from Sanaa say it was due to the illicit Iranian intelligence activities from the facility.
  • Saudis 'in a panic mode' as Shi'ite rebels move North from Yemen

    12/06/2009 3:08:12 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies · 1,756+ views
    WORLD TRIBUNE ^ | DECEMBER 06, 2009 | swampsniper
    Jordan has sent several hundred troops from its special operations forces to help the Saudi military with its many Shi'ite units contain the Yemeni Shi'ite rebellion, which has spread deep into the Arab kingdom.
  • Saudis 'in a panic mode' as Shi'ite rebels move North from Yemen

    12/05/2009 2:58:05 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 1,281+ views
    WorldTribune.com ^ | 12/04/2009 | WorldTribune.com
    Jordan has sent several hundred troops from its special operations forces to help the Saudi military with its many Shi'ite units contain the Yemeni Shi'ite rebellion, which has spread deep into the Arab kingdom.
  • Saudi forces impose sea blockade on northern Yemen

    11/11/2009 2:36:35 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 347+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | November 10 2009
    The Saudi army imposed a tight sea blockade on northern Yemen to corner Shiite fighters in the country. According to Saudi sources, the no-go zone is 10 kilometers wide along the Yemeni border and thousands of Saudi troops were deployed for carrying out this mission. Meanwhile, Assistant Minister of Defense for Security Affairs Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz said Tuesday that the Saudi forces will continue their airstrikes against the Shiite infiltrators until they move back from the Saudi frontier. “We are not going to stop the bombing until the infiltrators retreat tens of kilometers inside their border,”...
  • Smugglers In Iraq Have A New Trade: Corpse

    11/04/2009 8:25:17 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 439+ views
    NPR ^ | 11/05/09 | QUIL LAWRENCE
    Smugglers In Iraq Have A New Trade: Corpse by QUIL LAWRENCE EnlargeJoseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images A tomb at the cemetery of Najaf in 2008. The Wadi al-Salam, or Valley of Peace, in Najaf is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. Millions of Shiite Muslims over the centuries have been brought here for burial from all over the world. text sizeAAANovember 4, 2009 Iraqi and U.S. officials have expressed concerns about the traffic of weapons and drugs across the country's porous borders, but there is also an older and more surprising commodity being smuggled into Iraq — cadavers. For centuries,...