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  • Warlord Accused of Genocide to Get Spot on UN Human Rights Council

    08/08/2012 6:21:21 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    fox news ^ | 8-8-12 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The election of a Sudanese warlord accused of genocide to the United Nations Human Rights Council is now virtually guaranteed, since he has the full backing of the world body's African delegation. The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for Omar Al-Bashir -- its first ever for a sitting head of state -- for crimes against humanity he allegedly committed in Darfur. Yet, his regime is set to take its place on the panel, in the latest bizarre appointment to make a mockery of the UN's human rights credibility, according to critics. It's like putting “Jack the Ripper in...
  • Warlord Obama Walking the Plank to a Dhimmi Nation

    11/28/2009 12:12:42 PM PST · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 1,100+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 11-19-09 | Mary Christina Love
    Regardless of what Obama thinks or says, Muslims consider him a Muslim. In the Muslim world, one is automatically a Muslim if the father is a Muslim, and Obama's birth father was descended from Kenyans who adopted Islam from Arab invaders in Africa. No matter what religion Obama claims publicly, he is still considered a Muslim in the Muslim world. Even if his father was not an active practitioner, Obama's Islamic inheritance and his public endorsement of Islam make him a useful Muslim. He can proclaim to be a Christian, and even attend a church, and still be considered a...
  • Islam as Religion

    06/02/2009 2:17:29 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies · 610+ views
    In describing Islam, many political commentators use words like radical, political, extremist or militant as qualifying adjectives or they use the words Islamism or Islamo-fascism in order to specify their cirticism of the political side of Islam and to carefully exhibit no hostility toward Islam as a religion. This approach caters to the prevailing political orthodoxy by implying that there is an overwhelming majority of Muslims devoted to the good religious Islam with only a small subset of extremists fighting for the bad political Islam, which Muslims themselves don’t necessarily endorse. We call this the “two Islams formula.” Politicians love...
  • Afghan president chooses warlord as running mate (HRW shrieks, Karzai recycles 1st VeeP)

    05/04/2009 1:28:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 721+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/09 | Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez - ap
    KABUL – President Hamid Karzai chose a powerful warlord accused of rights abuses as one of his vice presidential running mates on Monday, hours before leaving for meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama and Pakistan's president. The selection of Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a top commander in the militant group Jamiat-e-Islami during Afghanistan's 1990s civil war, drew immediate criticism from human rights groups.
  • China's Economy 'No Miracle'

    01/02/2009 5:51:29 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 454+ views
    RFA ^ | 12/30/08 | Bao Tong
    China's Economy 'No Miracle' 2008-12-30 Far from steering China through 30 years of economic reform toward an economic miracle, a former top official says the Communist Party has greatly damaged the country's economic development, drawing parallels with what the warlords were able to achieve in 1927. In the fourth part of a series commemorating 30 years of economic reforms in China, Bao Tong, former aide to ousted late premier Zhao Ziyang, says there is no need to thank the Communist Party for China's economic miracle: Part 4. An Early Death, Prosperity, and Hymn-Singing The whole point of the reforms was...
  • Canadian Colonel predicts shorter Afghan stay

    09/26/2005 9:46:29 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 3 replies · 406+ views
    Globeandmail.com: ^ | Monday, September 26, 2005
    Extremist militias could be defeated within three years, Canadian says KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- Afghanistan's insurgency can be defeated within two or three years, a top Canadian commander said yesterday, offering a more hopeful view of the situation than other suggestions that Canadian troops would keep fighting for two decades. Colonel Steve Bowes, commander of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, said the extremist militias that plague rural Afghanistan could be eliminated much faster than previously estimated if international donors help the country recover from years of war. "It could take two years, best-case scenario," Col. Bowes said. As he spoke,...
  • Brutal warlord is new rebel leader

    03/10/2005 12:07:53 AM PST · by Racehorse · 3 replies · 202+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9 March 2005 | Associated Press
    MOSCOW - The killing of top Chechen rebel Aslan Maskhadov leaves the insurgency largely in the hands of Shamil Basayev, the most brutal of the warlords — a development that could undermine any chance of peace even as the slain leader's son disputes who his father's successor will be. On Wednesday, there was uncertainty over what the death might mean, with Russia facing the fundamental question of how much an insurgency depends on its leaders. Russia hopes the Chechen insurgency might be hobbled, with a series of militant leaders systematically eliminated over the years. The Chechens might suffer diplomatically too,...
  • The death of Shamil Basaev has highlighted acute challenges in financial footage

    02/01/2005 2:34:58 AM PST · by Qisl · 70 replies · 1,411+ views
    The death of Shamil Basaev has highlighted acute challenges in financial footage of the Chechen resistance. There is no definite answer to the question of the utmost importance. Who’s going to run the financial route to fighting Chechnya? Via this route the money gathered by brothers in faith from worldwide has been supplied to Chechnya so far. The task of finding a suitable candidate able to step into the vacant position of the main resistance financier is rather a challenging one due to some suspicions. They are linked to habitual theft of the money on its way to the ordinary...
  • Give me a reason

    11/15/2004 6:33:13 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 718+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov. 15, 2004 | Steven Feinstein
    In the wake of the Democrats’ unexpectedly widespread, far-reaching loss in the recent election, many strategists and operatives in their party have come to the conclusion that what the Democrats need to do in order to regain power is to stress their recognition and appreciation of the role that “moral values” play in American society today. A story has surfaced that suggests Democrats dine more frequently at Applebees restaurant, so they can experience the casual, down-to-earth atmosphere of “real” America, where values-driven Americans spend their time. At a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Democratic warlord James Carville went...
  • Afghanistan Arrests Warlord After Battle

    08/28/2004 12:19:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 193+ views
    AP Wire | August 28 2004 | PAUL HAVEN/AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A renegade Afghan warlord has been arrested and brought to the capital by the central government, just weeks after his troops clashed with militiamen loyal to a powerful regional governor, officials said. Amanullah, a Pashtun warlord who goes by only one name, was brought to Kabul on Friday from the western city of Herat, said Jawed Ludin, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai. Ludin said Amanullah agreed to the transfer, but officials speaking on condition of anonymity said he had little choice and was essentially being kept under arrest. "He does not have the freedom to go...
  • Two Universes - “Tyranny,” and “Freedom.”

    06/03/2004 9:05:56 AM PDT · by eakole · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Two Universes - “Tyranny,” and “Freedom.” “Why did the Founders not treat freemen, slaves, women, Indians and non-Christians as equal to Christians?” I hope the following [fantasized] answer is reasonable enough to answer the question, or at least suggest one. ============================== Some believe parallel and overlapping universes exist in the same space. Sometimes they are separate while in other times they mingle, overlap or bump. We live in our three-dimensional universe, while others creatures live in universes with more or less than three dimensions. Because all we know are our three dimensions, imagining what a six dimensional universe looks like,...
  • Top Chechen Warlord Believed Killed

    03/02/2004 3:43:52 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 106+ views
    AP Wire | March 02 2004 | ARSEN MOLLAYEV
    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) - A man resembling one of Chechnya's most powerful rebel warlords, Ruslan Gelayev, has been killed in a clash with federal troops in a neighboring province, officials said. Russian officials in the past repeatedly have reported Gelayev's death and the latest claim could not immediately be confirmed. The body of the man who appeared to be Gelayev was found Sunday in the mountains of Dagestan, which borders Chechnya to the east, said Muslim Tsurmilov, a spokesman for the local branch of the Federal Border Guard Service. A spokesman for the Federal Security Service's branch in southern Russia...
  • Afghan warlord urges holy war on US [Gulbuddin Hekmatyar]

    12/10/2003 12:00:04 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 250+ views
    Associated Press | December 10, 2003
    IN a video recording released today, renegade Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar urged Afghanistan's people to join a jihad, or holy war, against the US-led coalition and to drive "the occupying infidel forces" out of the country. The compact disc, containing a 22-minute speech by Hekmatyar, appeared to be authentic and recently made, since it mentioned current events such as US President George W Bush's visit to Iraq last month and last month's political unrest in Georgia, the former Soviet state. Wearing a simple wool hat and a black jacket, and sitting in front of a gray background in an...
  • Afghan warlord Ismail Khan stripped of military post in major reshuffle

    08/13/2003 10:58:37 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 216+ views
    Agence France-Presse | August 13, 2003
    KABUL, Aug 13 (AFP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai stripped powerful warlord Ismail Khan of his post as military commander of western Afghanistan in a major reshuffle of provincial governors and officials, the state Bakhtar news agency and officials said on Wednesday. The National Security Council decided Khan could not retain his post as military commander while governor of Herat province it said, citing a decree by Karzai who said earlier this year that officials could not hold both military and civil posts. A new Herat military commander would be named shortly, Bakhtar said. Human rights organisations have accused...
  • US declares Hekmatyar as global terrorist

    02/20/2003 2:27:31 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 136+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Februari 20 2003 | ANI
    ISLAMABAD: The United States has declared Pashtun Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as a global terrorist and ordered to freeze his worldwide assets. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Wednesday notified the declaration to all the interested countries, organisations and parties that, it is effective from February 18. The declaration obtained by The News says that Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's name has been added to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Specifying different spellings of his name, the declaration gave his last known address in Iran. He has been included in the...
  • Warlord leads bloody return of Taliban

    02/01/2003 4:25:00 PM PST · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 227+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | February 2, 2003 | Christina Lamb
    THE letters appeared overnight and their handwritten warning was stark. Nailed to trees and posted under doors in villages in southwestern Afghanistan, to be read out by elders, they proclaimed: “The time of the mujaheddin is coming. Those who stay with the Americans are infidels. Those who fight them will go to paradise.” In a country where few have radio or television, Xeroxed “night letters” are the closest thing to mass media. Several letters attacking women for baring their heads or sending their daughters to school have appeared since the fall of the Taliban in December 2001. But the ones...
  • Afghanistan: Assassination attempt against General Dostum foiled

    01/16/2003 1:48:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 210+ views
    Ummah News ^ | January 16 2003 | RFE/RL
    Bashir Baygzad, the security chief of the northern Afghan city of Sheberghan, told Radio Free Afghanistan on 15 January that the man who was arrested on 14 January as he was allegedly preparing to assassinate General Abdul Rashid Dostum was working for the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Dostum is a powerful commander leading ethnic Uzbek forces who serves as deputy defense minister and as the presidential representative in northern Afghanistan. Baygzad identified the alleged would-be assassin as a 27-year-old man from the Chahardarah district of Kunduz Province who recently moved to Kabul. Baygzad added that the arrested suspect said during his...
  • Afghan Warlord's Forces Bombed After Attacking US Troops (B-52)

    12/01/2002 7:46:16 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 244+ views
    Ananova ^ | 12-2-2002
    Afghan warlord's forces bombed after attacking US troops A B-52 bomber has been called into combat in Afghanistan to protect US special forces battling a local warlord's troops outside their base. No American soldiers were injured during Sunday's shoot-out in western Afghanistan, but at least 11 Afghans were killed in the fighting. The battle began when a group of special forces patrolling outside Shindand airbase stopped a group of armed men on the roadside. When the patrol stopped, the Afghans opened fire. US military spokesman Colonel Roger King said the Americans returned fire, then called for air support while making...
  • Warlord warns of attacks on Russia

    11/23/2002 7:20:33 PM PST · by ds2000 · 4 replies · 147+ views
    STUFF ^ | 11-24-02
    Warlord warns of attacks on Russia 24 November 2002 MOSCOW: The Chechen warlord who says he was behind last month's mass hostage-taking in Moscow has warned his group will launch new strikes in Russia if it does not pull its troops out of Chechnya. Chechen rebel commander Shamil Basayev, Russia's public enemy number one, told NATO leaders in an open letter that they should put pressure on Moscow to pull out of the Muslim North Caucasus territory and start peace negotiations. "Chechen Mujahideen have a full right and possibilities to carry out strikes on the territory of the aggressor country,...
  • Chechen Warlord Claims Theatre Attack

    11/01/2002 3:56:51 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 299+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-01-2002
    Friday, 1 November, 2002, 22:11 GMT Chechen warlord claims theatre attack Basayev lost a leg when he stepped on a Russian mine Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev has taken responsibility for the mass hostage-taking at a Moscow theatre 10 days ago and promised new attacks. He also tendered his resignation from the rebel leadership and asked rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov for his forgiveness for not informing him of the operation. People without any demands, who will not be taking anyone hostage, will come next time Shamil Basayev Russia accuses Mr Maskhadov of orchestrating the attack himself and is demanding the extradition...