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  • Soldiers capture kidnapper, free hostage ("Thank you, America" says freed hostage)

    10/14/2007 1:45:54 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 37 replies · 109+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | 10-14-07 | Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO
    Soldiers capture kidnapper, free hostage Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division Soldiers captured a kidnapper and freed a hostage being held for ransom Oct. 9 after being tipped off by residents of Northern Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood. Members of the 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, conducted the operation which freed Majhid Hamid Majeed, a 33-year-old shop owner and father of five, from the confines of the tiny, squalid room where he was being held hostage. Majeed had been abducted the previous day by kidnappers who beat him and threatened to kill him unless his family paid a $10,000...
  • (Vanity) Looking for photo of President Bush

    12/05/2005 6:43:44 PM PST · by NorthEastRepublican · 12 replies · 804+ views
    Does anybody happen to have a pciture of an raqi voter holding a picture of President Bsuh from the Jnuary elections? Thank you.
  • Thank You, America---Arab nationalism is a destructive ideology

    06/19/2005 6:04:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 582+ views
    Arab News • Al-Jazirah ^ | 6-20-05 | Muhammad Al-Sheikh
    What have the Arabs given us Saudis in comparison to what we have gained from our relations with America? I know very well that this is an extremely sensitive issue that many would hesitate to address; they are restrained by a culture of fear that prevents them from confronting controversial and sensitive issues head-on. The late King Abdul Aziz, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, was a resourceful and far-sighted statesman when he chose the Americans rather than the British to come and search for oil in the Kingdom. He did so despite Britain at the time being an important...
  • Thank You, America

    06/18/2005 1:08:27 AM PDT · by kipita · 30 replies · 1,257+ views
    Arab News ^ | 18 June 2005 | Muhammad Al-Sheikh • Al-Jazirah
    Thank You, America Muhammad Al-Sheikh • Al-Jazirah What have the Arabs given us Saudis in comparison to what we have gained from our relations with America? I know very well that this is an extremely sensitive issue that many would hesitate to address; they are restrained by a culture of fear that prevents them from confronting controversial and sensitive issues head-on. The late King Abdul Aziz, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, was a resourceful and far-sighted statesman when he chose the Americans rather than the British to come and search for oil in the Kingdom. He did so despite...
  • "God bless America": Freed Australian hostage, Douglas Wood

    06/16/2005 8:23:30 AM PDT · by dead · 9 replies · 2,619+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 17, 2005 | Patrick Walters and John Kerin
    FREED Australian hostage Douglas Wood flew to a secret Middle East location last night as his relieved family prepared to make a $100,000-plus donation to Iraqi charities. The 63-year-old engineer was recovering in hospital, but doctors said he was in surprisingly good shape after his 47-day ordeal. As his family celebrated his release, details emerged of the physical and mental degradation he suffered while held in various Baghdad locations. Mr Wood, who was kidnapped on the way to work on April 30, was handcuffed and bound for much of the time he spent in captivity. His captors also "badly corrupted"...
  • How can we thank the Americans?

    04/23/2005 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Valin · 33 replies · 1,790+ views
    THE MESOPOTAMIAN ^ | 4/22/05 | Hashim Al-Sudani
    Time may be passing and we may forget the calamity in which we were living. And this is what happened to us, we Iraqis. After two years since our delivery from the regime of Saddam the criminal, who was slaughtering us, torturing us and driving us like a herd of cattle to the arenas of his loosing battles, with execution squads behind us; we have forgotten how we used to live in constant terror and how we were afraid to say any word that might lead us to dark torture chambers in the “Department of General Security” or the “Governorate”,...
  • Iraqis Thank America

    04/19/2005 6:46:10 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 9 replies · 694+ views
    Iraqis Thank America This is a Haider Ajina two-fer. He also sent us these poll results that appeared today in the Iraqi newspaper Almidhar. The results are based on a survey of 778 Baghdad residents: Do you support the pull out of foreign troops? At once = 12.56% According to a future timetable= 81.80% Do not know = 5.64% Has the security situation improved since the start of the new government? Yes = 55% No = 35% No change = 10% Those results are pretty much self-explanatory. Haider adds these comments: Most of us read, heard and saw the media's...
  • Why One German Spent €6,000 to Thank America

    03/20/2005 4:55:55 AM PST · by NCjim · 29 replies · 2,243+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 20, 2005 | Fiona Ehlers
    For his 50th birthday, a wealthy German placed a full-page ad in a left-leaning newspaper thanking America for 50 years of freedom and peace. He says the ad and the response it generated were well worth it. For Manfred Petri, an independently wealthy former businessman from the Bavarian town of Hof, the day George W. Bush arrived in Mainz for his visit to Germany was a day to celebrate. It was February 23, 2005, which also happened to be Manfred Petri's 50th birthday. The day began with breakfast in bed, which would be followed later by a family celebration with...
  • Video showing the awesome power of the Gatling gun

    02/28/2005 9:34:21 AM PST · by Ambient · 124 replies · 59,689+ views
    This video is totally awesome, it shows the power of the gattling gun used on the apache and hueys. Click me to see Movie If you haven't seen the video "Thank You America" then check that video out also, it can get you choked up.
  • Thank you America - From "Bild", Germany's most read newspaper.

    02/24/2005 10:56:56 AM PST · by longjack · 40 replies · 1,676+ views ^ | February 25, 2005 | Peter Boenisch
    Danke, Amerika!by PETER BOENISCH A Two-Thirds-Majority will always be right.Think again!Two Thirds of the germans don't want to be thankful to the Americans.So short a memory can't be permitted.Without the Amis Berlin would be KhrushchevgradWithout the Amis there would still be the Wall and barbed wire.Without the Amis we'd still have the Nazis at our throats.Without McDonald's and without Coca-Cola, we Germans could live, but life wouldn't be worth as much without the American freedom to say what you want, what you think is good or bad, what you would like to have, and having the ability to ctiticize...
  • FOR THIS IRAQI, IT'S THANK YOU BUSH (Flashback - Must Read)

    01/30/2005 8:51:16 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 26 replies · 1,273+ views
    The Hindu Business Line ^ | Rasheeda Bhagat
    "Only two entities could have saved Iraq from Saddam: God or the Americans. And God did not listen to our prayers." IN a country where you hear the persistent chant "The Americans are no good. The Americans must leave Iraq," it comes as a big surprise to meet 45-year-old Anwaar, who teaches management at the University of Technology and Management in the Zafaraniya locality of Baghdad. "The Americans are good for two reasons: First, because they got rid of Saddam Hussein, and second, because they have provided safety and security for the people of Baghdad," she says. Anwaar has enough...
  • "Thanks America" -- Navy photo from Tsunami relief

    01/20/2005 8:25:12 AM PST · by 68skylark · 16 replies · 1,770+ views
    U. S. Navy NewsStand ^ | January 19, 2005 | Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Elizabeth A. Edwards
    050119-N-9951E-067 Alue Bilie, Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. 19, 2005) - Young girls salute in their best form for a photo taken at one of the camps located in the town of Alue Bilie, Aceh, for civilians displaced by the Dec. 26 tsunami. Teams from the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO), currently aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), are conducting surveys in the region of Aceh, Sumatra to determine the needs of the victims of the tsunami that struck South East Asia. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the...
  • "Thanks America" -- picture from tsunami relief work

    01/06/2005 2:50:46 PM PST · by 68skylark · 35 replies · 1,810+ views
    U. S. Navy ^ | Jan 6, 2005 | U.S. Navy
    050106-N-4166B-488 Lamno, Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. 6, 2005) - A lone hand salute is rendered by an Indonesian child as a U.S. Navy helicopter lifts off after delivering food and water in Lamno, Sumatra, Indonesia. Helicopters assigned to Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) and Sailors from Abraham Lincoln are supporting Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Jordon R. Beesley (RELEASED)
  • Caption this photo! ("Thank you very much Mr. Bush")

    12/09/2004 1:53:51 PM PST · by Guillermo · 14 replies · 1,642+ views
    Phil Hendrie Show ^ | 9 Dec, 2004
  • A child of refugees counts her many blessings

    11/26/2004 3:49:17 PM PST · by Skylab · 242+ views
    Nov. 24, 2004, 10:00PM An adopted daughter gives thanks to America A child of refugees counts her many blessings By ANH V. SAWYER I wish you could have been with me this morning. It was snowing, not heavily, but enough flurries to prevent many of my international friends from coming to our monthly International Wives Club. Most of them came from the other side of the world where the coldest temperature hovers above 60 degrees. ---- It was a struggle to put these words on paper, because deep down I am afraid of retaliation. I think the most wonderful gift...
  • Transcript: Allawi Thanks America

    09/23/2004 8:55:22 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 13 replies · 477+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2004 | Prime Minister Ayad Allawi
    Transcript: Allawi Thanks America Thursday, September 23, 2004 STORIES BACKGROUND •Mr. Allawi Goes to Washington WASHINGTON — Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday. Following is a transcript of his remarks: ALLAWI: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, it's my distinct honor and great privilege to speak to you today on behalf of Iraq's interim government and its people. It's my honor to come to Congress and to thank this nation and its people for making our cause your cause, our struggle your struggle.
  • USS Kennedy Rescues Iranian Sailors (The Great Satan rescues six drowning Iranians)

    08/21/2004 5:40:34 AM PDT · by geros · 13 replies · 902+ views
    First Coast News ^ | 8/18/2004 | Cynthia Capers
    JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The crew of the USS John F. Kennedy rescued six people from a sinking Iranian cargo dhow over the weekend. "We thought we were dead. We made smoke so people could see us. Three boats passed us before the helicopter cam to get us," said Mortata G. Asfendeary through a translator. A distress signal was initially received by USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), which was operating with Expeditionary Strike Group Three (ESG 3) in the North Arabian Sea. The Mobile Bay relayed the message to the John F. Kennedy. The Kennedy dispatched two HH-60 helicopters from HS-15...
  • Iraqi women tour U.S. with this quiet, stunning message: (Thanks for liberating Iraq.)

    08/08/2004 7:54:27 AM PDT · by No Blue States · 61 replies · 1,556+ views
    Detroit News ^ | August 5th 2004 | Laura Berman
    Iraqi women tour U.S. with this quiet, stunning message: Thanks By Laura Berman / The Detroit News They are two Iraqi women on a tour of the American Midwest, conveying a simple but somehow stunning message. To wit: Thanks for liberating Iraq. Thanks for sending American troops. You Americans are a lovely people. Taghreed Al-Qaragholi, 30, and Surood Ahmad Falih, 33, are college-educated, professional women who have flourished in post-occupation Iraq. They are believers in democracy, believers in the current transformation of their country. As women, they feel particularly affected. Both insist that their lives, and those of most Iraqis,...
  • Iraqis Pay Tribute to U.S. Service Members

    07/28/2004 2:01:37 PM PDT · by Horatio Gates · 19 replies · 1,074+ views
    The Drudgereort ^ | 5/27/2004 | Donna Miles
    Iraqis Pay Tribute to U.S. Service Members By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va., May 27, 2004 — As the sound of "Taps" wailed from Army Sgt. Major Henry Sgrecci's bugle today, seven Iraqi citizens pressed their new prosthetic hands against their hearts at the Tomb of the Unknowns here to honor U.S. service members who have given their lives in Iraq. Seven Iraqi merchants put their new prosthetic hands across their hearts May 27 while laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of U.S. service members killed in Iraq....
  • Dear President Bush and Prime Minister Blair [From Iranian Student]

    07/23/2004 9:45:30 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 13 replies · 708+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | 7/23/04 | Persian Journal
    We are not sure if you ever get the chance to see this letter, however we though to drop you a few words of thanks for all the good work you and your administrations have done so far. In the world of chaos, continual human-made catastrophes and political turmoil it is easy enough to miss the humane actions of many noble people out there. But, this does not mean that normal day-to-day ordinary people cannot see and they do not appreciate your hard-work and the tremendous pressure you sustain to help your fellow innocent human being. Sirs, please allow us...
  • Coalition of Iraqi and Iraqi-American Organizations Thanks American People for Sacrifices

    07/06/2004 2:52:20 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 1 replies · 269+ views
    The Iraq-America Freedom Alliance ^ | 6/29/04 | The Iraq-America Freedom Alliance
    Coalition of Iraqi and Iraqi-American Organizations Thanks American People for Sacrifices Open letter expressing friendship and hopes for a democratic Iraq to appear in USA Today Washington, D.C. - As the new Iraqi government assumes full sovereignty this week, 15 Iraqi and Iraqi-American organizations have come together to sign an open letter to the American people thanking them for their sacrifices in liberating Iraq. On Wednesday, June 30, the letter will be delivered to President Bush at the White House and will run in a full page ad in USA Today. The letter expresses the Iraqi people's hopes as they...
  • Karzai Accepts Philadelphia Liberty Medal

    07/05/2004 6:15:35 AM PDT · by wjersey · 5 replies · 422+ views
    WPVI ( Philadelphia) ^ | 7/5/2004 | AP staff
    Hamid Karzai, the U.S.-backed leader of Afghanistan who took over after the Taliban regime was ousted in 2001, accepted the Philadelphia Liberty Medal at a July 4 ceremony at Independence Hall. Karzai broke with the Taliban in 1995 and was appointed to lead his country after the U.S.-led invasion aimed at evicting the Taliban and tracking down Osama bin Laden. "The Afghanistan people have sacrificed terribly to obtain freedom. In the resistance against the Soviet occupation and the fight against terrorism and extremism, we lost nearly 2 million of our people," said Karzai, who thanked the American people for helping...
  • Thank you, USA (Israelis hold the US in high regard...)

    07/04/2004 8:05:42 AM PDT · by veronica · 4 replies · 479+ views ^ | July 4, 2004
    The great majority of Israelis hold the United States in high regard, a survey found. As reported by the Jerusalem Post on Sunday, the Hudson Institute poll found that 91 percent of Israelis regard the United States "very favorably" or "mostly favorably". Two-thirds of the 500 Israeli respondents also said they appreciate American support for Israel and that the Jewish state should be grateful for it.
  • Grateful Iraqis thank America for sacrifice: 15 groups join to express gratitude

    06/30/2004 3:14:52 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 283+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 30, 2004
    Following the formal handover of sovereignty to Baghdad, 15 Iraqi and Iraqi-American groups have issued an open letter to the American people, thanking them for the sacrifices they endured to liberate their country. The letter will be delivered to President Bush at the White House today and published in a full page ad in USA Today. "Just as we mourn for the victims of Saddam's regime, we also grieve for the Americans and Iraqis who were killed or injured during the liberation or by terrorists determined to hold us back," the letter reads. "We will honor those who have sacrificed...
  • Saddam victim, now in Pittsburgh, awarded $88 million

    06/22/2004 11:31:13 AM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 7 replies · 284+ views
    PittsburghPost Gazette ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2004 | Associated Press
    A federal court awarded $88 million to an Iraqi who said he was tortured at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq under Saddam Hussein’s leadership. Abdullah K. Alkhuzai, 33, of Pittsburgh’s Overbrook neighborhood, sued Saddam, his two sons, and eight other Iraqi leaders because, he said, he was starved, beaten, stabbed and shocked while at the Iraqi prison in 1991. In May, U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Hardiman granted a default judgment for Alkhuzai since none of the defendants responded to the suit. “I feel really great, I feel the USA got my justice for me. I feel grateful to the...
  • Thank You, America

    06/17/2004 1:44:35 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 232+ views ^ | 6/17/04 | Michael Reagan
    The outpouring of love and respect for my dad the American people showed last week was astonishing. It was what really kept us going all week long. Just to see the huge numbers of people who came out to join us in mourning dad, whether it was at the funeral home in Santa Monica where they broke out singing “God Bless America,” or at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley where over 100,000 people came to pay their respects, or in Washington while dad lay in state at the Capitol and another 100,000 passed silently by his flag-draped coffin, it...
  • Karzai Thanks Americans for Support to Afghanistan

    06/14/2004 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 953+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | June 14, 2004 | Jim Garamone
    Karzai Thanks Americans for Support to Afghanistan By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 14, 2004 – Afghan President Hamid Karzai stood before the stained plaque marking the impact site of the jetliner that hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and thanked the American people for their support of his country. Karzai met with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. The president will meet with other administration officials including President Bush June 15, and is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress. Karzai said the setting of the news conference reminded him "that we must together –...

    06/10/2004 12:14:22 AM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 235+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/10/04 | DEBORAH ORIN
    Al-Yawer, a Sunni from a powerful tribe, thanked America for the sacrifice of its men and women to free his country and pledged to repay that sacrifice by moving "in steady steps" toward democracy. "We're determined to have a free, democratic, federal Iraq, a country that is a source of stability to the Middle East, which is very important for the rest of the world," he said. "I'd like to thank the American people for the sacrifices that the brave men and women of the United States [made] toward trying to liberate Iraq. "We're working with all our hearts to...
  • Afghan president visits Fort Drum to thank soldiers

    06/08/2004 3:52:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 229+ views
    WHEC-TV ^ | June 8, 2004
    (Fort Drum-AP) -- Afghanistan's president spoke to about a thousand troops from the Tenth Mountain Division at Fort Drum Tuesday afternoon. President Hamid Karzai told the soldiers that their deeds will be "written in golden letters" in Afghan history. He said the troops had helped reclaim the country from terror and oppression. Because of U-S military involvement, Karzai said Afghanistan now has a constitution, a functioning government, and a national army, and is about ot hold the first elections in its history. Karzai assisted Major General Lloyd Austin in presenting Purple Hearts to two soldiers for their heroism in Afghanistan. Neither the...
  • Iraqi Gratitude: The new government is thanking America and Bush. Why are the media silent?

    06/08/2004 1:56:37 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 8 replies · 166+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 6/8/04 | editorial
    A myth has developed that Iraqis aren't grateful for their liberation from Saddam. So it's worth noting that the leaders of Iraq's new interim government have been explicit and gracious in their thanks, not that you've heard this from the U.S. media. First in Arabic and then in English, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said in his inaugural address to the Iraqi people last Tuesday that "I would like to record our profound gratitude and appreciation to the U.S.-led international coalition, which has made great sacrifices for the liberation of Iraq." In his own remarks, President Ghazi al-Yawer said: "Before I...
  • Eastern Europe Grateful to Ronald Reagan

    06/06/2004 1:06:30 PM PDT · by kalama · 2 replies · 171+ views
    Sofia News Agency -Bulgaria ^ | June 06, 2004 | Petko Bocharov
    Eastern Europe Greatful to Ronald ReaganLeaders, former dissidents and ordinary citizens across Eastern Europe expressed gratitude to Ronald Reagan for helping end decades of 'evil empire' communism and Cold War era oppression.According to Petko Bocharov, a Bulgarian journalist, that fact today that Bulgaria is a member of NATO could happen only after the efforts of this great American president.Most of the region threw off communist rule in 1989, the year Reagan retired from the Presdiency marked by a determination to loosen the grip of the Soviet Union through dipomacy, an intimidating space based nuclear missile defense system and unrelenting appeals...

    06/04/2004 11:00:27 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 2 replies · 175+ views
    WINS News ^ | 6/4/04
    (1010 WINS) (FORT DRUM, N.Y.) The president of Afghanistan will visit Fort Drum next week to honor the U.S. soldiers who helped provide security to his war-torn country. Afghan President Hamid Karzai will visit the Tenth Mountain Division's northern New York base on Tuesday, during his trip to the United States to attend the Group of Eight summit next week in Georgia. Karzai will meet with President Bush at the White House on June 15th. Karzai was named leader of the transitional Afghan government in December 2001. He will run for president in September, when the nation holds its first...

    06/03/2004 5:48:07 AM PDT · by beaureguard · 23 replies · 218+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | June 3, 2004 | Neal Boortz
    Iraq's new Prime Minister Allawi held a news conference on Tuesday. During that news conference he switched to English to say "I would like to thank the coalition, led by the United States, for the sacrifices they have provided in the process of the liberation of Iraq." Then President Busy had a news conference in Washington. Three times during that conference Bush said that he appreciated Allawi's words of thanks to the American people. According to Fox News Channel as of Wednesday evening not one major American newspaper had reported Allawi's remarks. Not one. The only thing you could find...
  • Grateful Kurds thank U.S soldiers

    04/13/2004 3:33:47 PM PDT · by Adam36 · 82 replies · 385+ views
  • Grateful Kurds in Iraq's north embrace Americans and their culture

    03/20/2004 7:35:10 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 15 replies · 221+ views
    Associated Press/ Boston globe ^ | 3/20/2004 07:37 | Mariam Fam
    <p>SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) At MaDonal, a restaurant with a familiar name, diners munch cheeseburgers and fries. U.S. troops open cans of Diet Coke. An American flag flies next to the sign that bears the internationally recognized trademark yellow M.</p> <p>The scene reflects a fact of life in Iraq's north: Many Kurds are fascinated with the culture of the superpower that freed an oppressed people from brutal persecution by the ousted dictator.</p>
  • Basra is booming

    03/10/2004 7:16:49 PM PST · by Pikamax · 37 replies · 390+ views
    TheSUN ^ | 03/11/04 | George Pascoe-Watson
    Basra is booming Luxury market ... electrical goods on sale in Basra From George Pascoe-WatsonDeputy Political Editor in Iraq PROSPERITY has returned to the streets of Iraq, and The Sun has been there to see it. On the first anniversary of the end of the Iraq War a new nation is under construction thanks to the tireless efforts of British and US forces. While the world’s TV cameras focus on the darkness of the post-war problems, the REAL story is of dramatic improvement in the everyday lives of millions of ordinary Iraqis. Some £15BILLION of British and American taxpayers’...
  • 'Thank God for George Bush!'

    02/12/2004 9:31:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies · 550+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 12, 2004 | Abraham McLaughlin, Africa
    “Ah, you are from America. Thank God for George Bush!” It’s the first thing Ghazi Suleiman – a devout Muslim and one of Sudan’s top human-rights lawyers – says as I sit down in his living room in Khartoum one night. Dressed in a white tunic-like robe, he explains why he’s such a fan of President Bush. First, he says, America’s ouster of Saddam Hussein has put pressure on leaders all over the Muslim world to loosen political and religious strictures. In Sudan – a nation with a predominantly Muslim North and predominantly Christian South - the government has continued...
  • Turkey Thanks Bush for Support Against Terrorist Organization

    01/28/2004 6:42:05 PM PST · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 191+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 28, 2004 | By John D. Banusiewicz
    Turkey's prime minister reinforced his country's commitment to the war on terror today, and he thanked President Bush for adding another alias of a group operating in his country to the U.S. State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bush spoke to reporters briefly after a morning meeting, Erdogan's second visit to the Oval Office. They were scheduled to continue their meeting over lunch. The Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the PKK, and various aliases the organization uses – the Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress, or KADEK, for example – already were on the list. Erdogan...
  • Iraq Pilgrims in Saudi Thank God for Saddam's Fall

    01/25/2004 1:10:12 PM PST · by Pikamax · 6 replies · 436+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/25/04 | Andrew Hammond
    Iraq Pilgrims in Saudi Thank God for Saddam's Fall 39 minutes ago Add World - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Andrew Hammond JEDDAH (Reuters) - Joyful Iraqi pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia on Sunday said they would thank God for ending the rule of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) in prayers during haj pilgrimage but other Arabs were thinking of the U.S. occupation. "I hope God will give Iraq (news - web sites) strength and make it strong and united after all these years of pain, sickness and war," said Thabet Karim Jassem of Baghdad, part of 300 Iraqis...
  • "Thank you" Message to Intelligent Americans from an Iraqi in Exile

    01/17/2004 9:49:19 PM PST · by BagCamAddict · 22 replies · 521+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 1-17-04 | Iraqi-TY-USA
    THANK YOU message to Intelligent Americans from an Iraqi in Exile Hello all. I am an Iraqi Living in exile (EUROPE) and I would like to thank U.S.A for liberating us. As you can see on the video Saddam's mens have pledged many crimes against innocent Iraqis. My message to all the intelligent Americans is: Thank you for your support, and many Iraqis just like me, are very gratefull for the efforts of the AMERICAN TROOPS the real heros that liberated us. The Iraqis that are against the U.S are those that lost many $$$$ because their UNCLE SADDAM has...
  • Sudan's president thanks US for role in peace

    01/01/2004 11:22:30 AM PST · by nypokerface · 6 replies · 219+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/01/04
    Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Wednesday that Sudan would work towards normalising relations with the United States and thanked the US president for his efforts towards a peace deal to end a bloody civil war. Sudan -which Washington lists as a state that sponsors "terror" - is negotiating a deal with the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) to end a civil war that has killed more than two million people and displaced up to four million in the south of Africa's largest country. "Sudan will be working towards normalising relations with America post-peace," Bashir said...
  • Iraqi in America SPEAKS OUT in SUPPORT OF our TROOPS

    12/16/2003 10:55:59 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 24 replies · 308+ views
    KVI Radio in Seattle ^ | 12/16/03 | Mohammed
    VERY MOVING....prepare for TEARS.....Mohammed has been in hiding here in the US in Seattle can return to Iraq as the Lawyer he was trained to be....
  • (KVI 570 AM) An Iraqi says Thank You [great audio clip!]

    12/16/2003 11:42:12 AM PST · by Eala · 75 replies · 1,075+ views
    KVI 570 AM (The John Carlson Show) ^ | 12/15/2003 | Mohammed Akkar
    Click here to hear Mohammed, an Iraqi refugee, speaking out about Saddam's capture.
  • IRAQI 'BLOGGERS' SHARE THEIR JOY AND THANKS TO THE U.S.(Read it first hand before the media twist)

    12/15/2003 7:29:49 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 40 replies · 3,398+ views
    12.15.03 | Myself
    Here's what Ays, blogger, of Iraq at a glance had to say Sunday, December 14, 2003A GREAT DAY........... : I don't know what to say.. I am confused.. no... I am very happy.. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy.. .. I am very happy..This is the end of tyranny.. congratulations .. a great day.. for Iraqi and all the good people.. share us our great day.. I can't express my feelings.. thanks to the coalition forces and all the honest people who...
  • Khalil Hassan of Baghdad Carries Flowers to White House (Touching Picture)

    Khalil Hassan, from Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), carries flowers and a placard saying, 'Thank you President Bush (news - web sites)' in front of the White House, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 in Washington. Hassan said 'He (Hussein) killed my cousin' and that this day is very special for him because of the capture of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  • Pictures of Victory-Newspaper Front Pages, Magazine Covers, Photos etc. (Saddam Capture)

    12/14/2003 4:23:38 PM PST · by tineke · 104 replies · 738+ views
    AP Photo Wire ^ | December 14, 2003 | wire press
    I thought we could get this started before the British papers go out to press..
  • Berlusconi(Italian PM, current Pres. of EU & great US friend) Urges Support for U.S. on Iraq

    12/04/2003 8:56:07 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 199+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 5, 2003 | FRANK BRUNI
    ROME, Dec. 4 — Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday night in an interview here that all European countries should rally to American efforts in Iraq and described the intervention there as an important, necessary example of the West exporting freedom. Mr. Berlusconi, who holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, said there were many ways in which Western countries could and should promote their values, including placing economic sanctions on totalitarian governments. But, the prime minister added, the "community of democracies" must be prepared to use force in certain cases, as it did in Iraq. He said such...
  • Avenger of the Bones

    12/01/2003 2:45:06 PM PST · by Warren_Piece · 34 replies · 541+ views
    Opinioun Journal ^ | 12/01/2003 | James Taranto
    <p>An Iraqi blogger called Alaa has a nice tribute to President Bush: "The bones in the mass graves salute you, Avenger of the Bones," he writes. "Hail, Friend and Ally, Hail, Sheikh of Sheikhs, GWB; Descendant of the Noble Ancient Celt."</p>
  • A lot more people have reason to be thankful this year [from a grateful Sgt. away from home]

    11/28/2003 7:05:19 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 13 replies · 152+ views
    Air Force Link thru Defend America ^ | Staff Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol
    A lot more people have reason to be thankful this year by Staff Sgt. Scott T. SturkolUnited States Central Air Forces-Forward Public Affairs 11/25/2003 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- When I was in Iraq in late October, out on a Basra street patrol with the British Army, we had an Iraqi interpreter with us named Ahmed. Ahmed was a man is his late 30s who was partially bald and spoke broken English, but whenever he spoke it was easy enough to understand what he meant. During the patrol we had discussed many things, but one thing he said sticks with me today and will for...
  • VOICES OF FREEDOM ~ Quotes from the grateful Iraqi people, update.

    10/02/2003 5:54:09 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 284+ views
          For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 29, 2003 Liberation Update News accounts are painting vivid pictures of the joy and relief of free Iraqis, who are living without fear of Saddam's brutality and beginning to enjoy freedoms unknown for decades. These voices have been silenced for too long, but now they are heard inside Iraq and around the world. For more personal stories of life under Saddam, visit Tales of Saddam’s Brutality. VOICES OF FREEDOM "I used to think that if a boy didn't come to class day after day I should just have him expelled. But maybe there's a...