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  • Obama: Islamic State 'is not Islamic'

    09/11/2014 6:06:14 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 96 replies
    WND ^ | September 11,2014 | Chelsea Schilling
    In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground – but he also made a particular point of declaring that the Islamic State terrorists “are not Islamic.” “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been...
  • UN: Iraq Atrocities "Acts Of Inhumanity On An Unimaginable Scale"

    09/02/2014 3:49:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 2,2014 | Breitbart News
    The UN says it has received reports from Iraq that "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale". Deputy Human Rights Commissioner Flavia Pansieri said Islamic State (IS) was believed to have committed systematic and intentional attacks on civilians.
  • Wave of Bombings Across Iraqi Capital Kills At Least 57

    12/22/2011 4:05:20 AM PST · by nuconvert · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | Dec. 22, 2011
    A wave of violence ripped across Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 57 people and injuring nearly 200 in a coordinated attack designed to wreak havoc in the Iraqi capital just days after American forces left the country.
  • Catholics Killed at Mass in Iraq: Extremist Muslims invade Church, Murder Priest

    11/01/2010 5:53:37 AM PDT · by tcg · 176 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/1/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    They gathered in Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church for an evening Mass. They are members of an increasingly besieged and forgotten minority in Iraq, Catholic Christians. Their herosm and love for the Lord has inspired them to continue to practice the ancient faith in the midst of what is a steadily deteriorating situation for them in this land they have called home for centuries. Our Lady of Salvation Church is no stranger to violence. Churches have been bombed before in Iraq, including Our Lady of Salvation. The Christian faithful have had to contend with an increasingly hostile culture. However,...
  • Iraq - Two U.S. soldiers were shot by Iraqi soldier-generals

    01/05/2008 1:55:03 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 40 replies · 323+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 5, 2008
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Jan 5 (Reuters) - An Iraqi soldier deliberately shot and killed a U.S. army officer and a sergeant during a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol in the northern city of Mosul on Dec. 26, two Iraqi Army generals said on Saturday. U.S. military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel James Hutton said the incident was under investigation but gave no details. It is believed to be the first reported incident in which an Iraqi soldier has deliberately killed a U.S. serviceman. ~ snip ~
  • Pulitzer Prize In Terrorism

    12/10/2007 2:41:17 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 34 replies · 328+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 9, 2007 | Jim Hanson
    AP photographer Bilal Hussein was on the radar screen of US forces prior to his being detained in a chance encounter April 12, 2006. He was a stringer working in Fallujah who filed numerous reports and photos that seemed to need a high degree of cooperation from the terrorists. He has been in custody for 19 months and will soon face trial by the Iraqi government on charges related to his activities with Sunni insurgents in Fallujah and Ramadi. Evidence against him is expected to be given to the Iraqi government this week. Geoff Morrell, Pentagon Press Secretary had this...
  • Americans Don't 'Get' Terrorism

    12/06/2007 8:34:49 AM PST · by RDTF · 44 replies · 76+ views
    The Washington Post via Newsweek ^ | Dec 5, 2007 | Amar Bakshi
    SDEROT - Do Americans really understand what terrorism is, what it does to a society, and how it can be defeated? Five young Israeli soldiers -- nineteen- and twenty-year-olds stationed in Sderot, a small town bordering the Gaza Strip -- say Americans have much to learn. These members of the Israel Defense Forces should know: part of their job is to protect and comfort the traumatized youth who live here in the city where Kassam rockets fall from the sky. -snip- "Terrorism is a fact of life here," says Yuval's twenty-year-old commanding officer, Rehut Eisenberg. Unlike Americans who recently suffered...
  • Beanie Babies Save Soldiers' Lives

    06/22/2007 11:33:54 PM PDT · by TheThinker · 12 replies · 1,994+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Lindsay Stewart
    Van Nuys, Calif. — Carolyn Blashek is constantly sending her gratitude to the men and women serving in the military overseas. Blashek founded Operation Gratitude after she tried to join the military, but was told she was too old. Her goal: to show people in the service that they have not been forgotten back home by sending personal care packages directly to members of the United States armed services all over the world. The care packages include a variety of items from sunscreen to socks, candy to toothpaste. But, you may be surprised to know what the most important item...
  • Jihadists pose as Americans online

    06/07/2007 5:55:26 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 38 replies · 1,410+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | June 7, 2007 | Lisa Myers
    June 7: A new online propaganda effort by jihadists focuses on stirring anti-war sentiment among Americans. NBC's Lisa Myers reports.
  • Potent symbols: Iraqi boy shelters behind U.S. soldier

    05/30/2007 10:41:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 150 replies · 11,393+ views
    Some news photos are so rich in symbolism they're almost like Renaissance paintings in how much they communicate. Such an Associated Press photo appeared on the front page of the New York Times's national edition. It’s a picture of the scene after a bombing in Baghdad yesterday. Adding to the chaos of the bombing which killed at least 21 people and injured at least 66 was a shooter, maybe targeting people in the crowd. Amid all the Iraqis who are running from the gunfire was a U.S. soldier, standing tall, perhaps looking in the direction of the gunshots, not...
  • Iraqi Christians Forced to Pay 'Protection Tax'(This is what we sacrifice life & treasure for?)

    04/18/2007 10:53:00 AM PDT · by kellynla · 78 replies · 1,356+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 18, 2007 | staff
    Christians in a Baghdad neighborhood are being required to pay a "protection tax" because Muslims have begun enforcing an Islamic law demanding either the tribute – or conversion to Islam, according to Christians in Iraq. The report from the Assyrian International News Agency follows on complaints from Iraqi Christians that they have been caught in a no-man's land between the Coalition forces and Muslim militants in Iraq, watching as their churches have been bombed, and men and women assaulted and killed. The newest report said Muslims in the Dora neighborhood are forcing Assyrians, who also are known as Chaldeans and...
  • Iran May Be Helping Iraqis Build Bombs

    04/11/2007 9:31:59 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies · 903+ views
    Associated Press (via Breitbart) ^ | Apr 11, 2007 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iranian intelligence operatives have been training Iraqi fighters inside Iran on how to use and assemble deadly roadside bombs known as EFPs, the U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday. Commanders of a splinter group inside the Shiite Mahdi Army militia have told The Associated Press that there are as many as 4,000 members of their organization that were trained in Iran and that they have stockpiles of EFPs, a weapon that causes great uneasiness among U.S. forces here because they penetrate heavily armored vehicles. U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell would not say how many militia fighters...
  • Baghdadis Outraged over Child Decoy Claims

    03/23/2007 11:49:05 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 963+ views
    Iraq Slogger ^ | March 23 2007
    Baghdadis are outraged over the alleged use of children in car bombings, a Slogger source reports. Three days after the original allegations emerged, Slogger sources report that “people are still upset about this criminal bombing,” in which al-Qa'ida-related groups are claimed to have placed children in the back seat of a car rigged with explosives in order to pass more easily through a security checkpoint on Tuesday, Around the city, sources report that Ghazaliya has been surrounded by Iraqi Army and by Kurdish Pesh Merga, for four days now. The Iraqi forces and Kurdish troops are reportedly conducting widespread arrest...
  • Iraq Bombers Blow Up 2 Children Used as Decoys (NYT)

    03/20/2007 9:05:17 PM PDT · by summer · 53 replies · 1,629+ views
    The NY Times ^ | March 21, 2007 | Kirk Semple
    BAGHDAD, March 20 — Insurgents detonated a bomb in a car with two children in it after using the children as decoys to get through a military checkpoint in Baghdad, an American general said Tuesday. Speaking at a news briefing at the Pentagon, Maj. Gen. Michael Barbaro, deputy director for regional operations at the Joint Staff, said American soldiers had stopped the car at the checkpoint but had allowed it to pass after seeing the two children in the back seat. “Children in the back seat lower suspicion,” he said, according to a transcript. “We let it move through. They...
  • Officials: White House Holding Back Report Detailing Iran's Meddling in Iraq (specifics!)

    01/30/2007 7:52:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 1,676+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Jan. 30, 2007 | FoxNews
    A plan by the Bush administration to release detailed and possibly damning specific evidence linking the Iranian government to efforts to destabilize Iraq have been put on hold, U.S. officials told FOX News. Officials had said a "dossier" against Iran compiled by the U.S. likely would be made public at a press conference this week in Baghdad, and that the evidence would contain specifics including shipping documents, serial numbers, maps and other evidence which officials say would irrefutably link Iran to weapons shipments to Iraq.U.S. officials charge Iran is supplying explosives used to make the roadside bombs causing 70 percent...
  • U.S. confirms troops' kidnapping in Iraq (4 GIs Handcuffed And Shot In Head)

    01/26/2007 1:44:39 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 320 replies · 10,435+ views
    AP ^ | 26 January 2007 17 Minutes Ago | STEVEN R. HURST and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
    Four American soldiers were abducted during a sophisticated sneak attack last week in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, the U.S. military confirmed Friday. It said three were shot to death and a fourth was mortally wounded with a gunshot to the head when they were found in a neighboring province, far from the compound where they were captured. Two of the four were handcuffed together in the back seat of an SUV near the southern Iraqi town of Mahawil. A third dead soldier was on the ground nearby. The fourth soldier died on the way to the hospital, the...
  • Saddam's men filmed murder of two soldiers

    10/02/2006 4:13:20 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 1,498+ views
    The Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | Daniel McGrory
    IRAQI officers loyal to Saddam Hussain filmed their cold-blooded murder of two British bomb disposal officers who were captured after a roadside ambush.An inquest was told that Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth, 36, and Sapper Luke Allsopp, 24, thought that they were being taken to hospital for treatment, but instead they were moved to a compound run by Saddam’s military intelligence. The harrowing ordeal lasted for hours until Iraqi agents killed the pair. The soldiers were buried in a shallow grave. At the inquest yesterday the coroner, Andrew Walker, severely criticised army chiefs for failing to ensure that the soldiers avoided...
  • Report: Video Posted of U.S. Soldiers' Bodies Being Burned

    09/23/2006 12:10:10 PM PDT · by mware · 207 replies · 9,899+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | 09/23.06 | OMAR SINAN
    <p>Fox News reporting a new video is out. It shows two dead american soldiers burned and being dragged through the streets.</p> <p>There is a belief that they are the bodies of troopers Tucker and Menchaca.</p>
  • MEDIA PILING ON IN IRAQ

    09/21/2006 8:45:54 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 13 replies · 895+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | Thursday, September 21, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Things have actually been going a bit better in Iraq these days.  Fewer American soldiers are dying and the Iraqis are slowly taking on more power and responsibilities.  This presents a quandary for the media.  You see, as part of their Bush-bashing template, they need to continue to push the war in Iraq as an un-winnable failure.  The Democrats are counting on failure in Iraq to carry them to victory this fall. That's right...the Democrats are actually invested in American failure in Iraq.  They need more American troop deaths to put them over the top at the polls in November. ...
  • Death penalty for female would-be bomber

    09/21/2006 8:46:35 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 2,520+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 09/21/06 | JAMAL HALABY
    A court on Thursday sentenced an Iraqi woman and six other people to death for their roles in the triple hotel bombings that killed 60 people in Jordan's capital last year. The 35-year-old woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, is the only defendant in custody. She confessed on Jordanian television shortly after the blasts that she intended to carry out a suicide attack on one of the Western hotels. Six others, including another Iraqi woman, were sentenced in absentia and remain at large. They are believed to be hiding in Iraq. The late al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had claimed...
  • Al Qaeda vows jihad over Pope remarks

    09/18/2006 2:20:06 AM PDT · by generalhammond · 149 replies · 3,843+ views
    News.com.au ^ | September 18, 2006 | Agence France-Presse
    AL-QAEDA in Iraq has said in response to remarks by Pope Benedict XVI linking Islam with violence that it will wage jihad until the West is defeated, in a statement posted on the Internet today. "We say to the servant of the cross (the Pope): wait for defeat ... We say to infidels and tyrants: wait for what will afflict you. "We continue our jihad. We will not stop until the banner of unicity flies throughout the world," said the statement attributed to the Mujahideen consultative council. "We will smash the cross ... (you will have no choice but) Islam...
  • Iraq hangs 27 'terrorists'

    09/06/2006 1:19:38 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 111 replies · 3,456+ views
    AFP ^ | September 6 2006
    Iraqi authorities hanged 27 convicted "terrorists" on Wednesday, the interior ministry announced. "Twenty-seven terrorists were hanged today in Baghdad. Most of them were Iraqis," interior ministry spokesman Abdul Karim Khalaf told AFP. The authorities reinstated the death penalty which was abolished after the US-led invasion of March 2003.
  • Iraq group uses 'dog bomb' against U.S. forces

    08/13/2006 1:13:37 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 74 replies · 3,880+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 13 2006
    An Iraqi insurgent group said it attacked U.S. forces near Baghdad by setting off explosives attached to a dog, according to a video posted on the Internet on Sunday. A distant shot in a video issued by the group appeared to show a dog sitting on the side of a road as a military vehicle approached, moments before a large explosion occurred. Iraq's Jihadi Factions, which has claimed responsibility for attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces, said it carried out the attack in the Abu Ghraib area west of Baghdad, targeting U.S. forces, without giving a date.
  • Democrat Ignorance: Why Iraq is Part of the WOT.

    08/13/2006 4:18:43 PM PDT · by cwb · 25 replies · 1,231+ views
    Various | 8/13/06 | CWB
    With the recently thwarted terrorist attacks, Democrats are once again attacking Bush for the war in Iraq...not only calling it a distraction, but blaming Bush for creating even more terrorism. This is nonsense! It's past time for those who are well-informed to remind people of the threat Saddam posed "regardless" of WMDs. It's also time to point out that Iraq didn't just become a terorist state as a result of the Iraq War as Democrats claim; it already was. In fact, the war in Afghanistan...all by itself, pretty much guranteed that Iraq would eventually become an even greater threat, regardless...
  • Why Won't They Tell You the Truth? (Maj Gen McCoy vs shoddy reporting)

    08/08/2006 8:22:13 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 20 replies · 1,991+ views
    securitywatchtower.com ^ | August 07, 2006
    This past Sunday, Major General William McCoy, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division/Project and Contracting Office in Iraq, sent a letter to the editor of the Washington Post, a copy of which we obtained, in response to a Washington Post article by Andy Mosher on 2 August 2006.After spending almost three days traveling with and being interviewed by one of the co-writers of a very poorly written article Much Undone in Rebuilding Iraq, Audit says , Washington Post, August 2, 2006), I’m astounded at how distorted a good story can become and what...
  • Hussein Writes to Americans, Urging Iraqi Pullout

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

    07/16/2006 6:07:57 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 60 replies · 2,362+ views
    Powerline ^ | 07/16/2006 | John Hinderaker
    Little Green Footballs notes one of the New York Times' "memorable photographs," which was taken by Times photographer Joao Silva. Silva was in the room with a “Mahdi Army” sniper who was trying to kill American soldiers: The Times' commentary on the photo, by Assistant Managing Editor for Photography Michele McNally: "Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage." We have written before about the wire services' use of Iraqi stringers who appear to be members of, or at the least friendly with, terrorist groups. This is a step beyond that, as Silva isn't just an anonymous stringer, but is...
  • BKNG: Hezbollah leader may be dead!!!

    07/13/2006 11:33:44 AM PDT · by Mac94 · 234 replies · 17,210+ views
    Via Israeli radio, Hezbollahs leader may have been killed today
  • (Menchaca) Slain soldier's brother skeptical of group's claim (al-Qaida-linked group)

    07/13/2006 6:41:16 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 579+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2006, 11:36AM | By JAMES PINKERTON
    Slain soldier's brother skeptical of group's claim He doubts that Menchaca, a 2nd soldier could have been linked to rape suspects HARLINGEN - The brother of slain Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca said Tuesday that he is skeptical of an al-Qaida-linked group's claim that it killed Menchaca and another U.S. soldier more than three months after troops from their unit allegedly raped and killed a young Iraqi woman. Julio Cesar Vasquez, the older brother of Menchaca, said he does not think the suspected al-Qaida insurgents could have linked the two slain soldiers to the rape suspects. ''It could be, but how...
  • Michael Ledeen: It’s the Terrorism, Stupid - Fancy that…Iranian fighters in Iraq

    06/30/2006 12:19:07 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 10 replies · 823+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 30, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    This in from al-Reuters:Iraqi and U.S. troops battled Shi’ite militiamen in a village northeast of Baghdad on Thursday...Iraqi security officials said IRANIAN FIGHTERS HAD BEEN CAPTURED IN THE FIGHTING (emphasis added)...The U.S. military had no immediate comment.In recent days there have been several stories further documenting the Iranian role in the terror war in Iraq, especially in the south, where Tehran has been working assiduously for several years to create a regional Islamic republic. So the al-Reuters report should not be a surprise.But it gives us the opportunity to reflect on three serious questions, none of which has been sufficiently...
  • Al-Zarqawi's successor gets the credit

    06/20/2006 9:11:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/06 | Nadia Abou El-Magd - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq killed two U.S. soldiers whom the group abducted last week, an insurgent umbrella group said in a Web statement posted Tuesday. The statement, which could not be authenticated, said the two soldiers were "slaughtered," suggesting they had been beheaded by Abu Hamza al-Muhajer. The Arabic word used in the statement, "nahr," is used for the slaughtering of sheep by cutting the throat and has been used in past statements to refer to beheadings. The claim of responsibility was posted on an Islamic militant Web site where insurgent groups regularly post...
  • Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia Presents a Video of the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah

    04/12/2006 7:03:21 AM PDT · by 2banana · 3 replies · 598+ views
    The SITE Institute ^ | April 10, 2006 | SITE Institute
    Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia Presents a Video of the Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah By SITE Institute April 10, 2006 Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia issued a 35:34 minute video presentation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Jeddah on December 7, 2004, yesterday, April 9, 2006. This release follows over six months of advertising amongst jihadist forums, and a message last week containing a series of screenshots and announcing the film’s imminent release. Though the operation’s execution and aftermath are only depicted via photographs, footage is provided of the initial stage of attack, wills and advice from...
  • Saddam Targeted American Assets For Terrorism: Case Closed Jveritas translation confirmed ....

    04/08/2006 11:12:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 129 replies · 4,692+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | April 8, 2006 08:45 PM | Captain Ed
    A few days ago, I posted a translation of a document culled from the captured Iraqi documents that the US found during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This particular memo, dated March 17, 2001, comes from a brigadier general in the Iraqi Air Force and requests a list of volunteers from all units under his command for suicide attackers. The memo explicitly explains the targets for these terrorist attacks, as the original translation from Joseph Shahda shows: The top secret letter 2205 of the Military Branch of Al Qadisya on 4/3/2001 announced by the top secret letter 246 from the Command of...
  • Bush ties Iran to roadside bombs in Iraq

    03/13/2006 12:48:09 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 27 replies · 1,002+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/13/06
    US President George W. Bush directly linked Tehran to roadside bombings against US forces in Iraq, stepping up his criticisms of Iran amid a tense standoff over its nuclear program. "Tehran has been responsible for at least some of the increasing lethality of anti-coalition attacks by providing Shia militia with the capability to build improvised explosive devices in Iraq," Bush said in a speech. He cited recent congressional testimony from John Negroponte, the US director of national intelligence. The president's comments came as he launched a public relations offensive to bolster support for the war in Iraq some three years...
  • Zawahiri Threatening U.S. Attacks Because Of Cartoons

    03/04/2006 2:08:52 PM PST · by KJC1 · 169 replies · 3,686+ views
    FoxNews Alert | 3-4-06 | FoxNews
    Per a FoxNews Alert: New tape shows Zawahiri threatening attacks against the U.S. because of the Mohammed cartoons. Mention was made of "another 9-11, another Madrid." The tape appears to be authentic, according to Fox. No link yet.
  • 3 Charged With Planning Attacks in Iraq (News conference at 1:30 PM EST)

    02/21/2006 8:47:54 AM PST · by wjersey · 182 replies · 6,028+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | 2/21/2006 | staff
    CLEVELAND A federal grand jury has indicted three Ohio men on charges of planning attacks on U.S. military personnel in Iraq, according to an indictment. The three men, who all lived in Toledo within the last year, were arrested over the weekend, said Assistant U.S. Attorney David Bauer in Toledo. The indictment was unsealed Monday. They were to be arraigned in federal courts in Cleveland and Toledo on Tuesday afternoon. The suspects recruited others to train for a violent holy war against the United States and its allies in Iraq, the indictment said. The group traveled together to a shooting...
  • Smoking in the Background - The Bush administration sits on some telling documents (Saddam's Iraq).

    12/22/2005 10:01:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 117 replies · 4,232+ views
    NRO ^ | December 21, 2005 | Deroy Murdock
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version December 21, 2005, 4:25 p.m. Smoking in the Background The Bush administration sits on some telling documents. President Bush’s recent speeches and media appearances defending the Iraq war are welcome and much-needed. They also seem to be paying dividends. Support for his handling of Iraq stood at 46 percent, up 10 points since November, in a December 15–18 ABC News/Washington Post poll. Nevertheless, Team Bush still fails to deploy readily available ammunition to combat those who demand America’s retreat from Iraq. On two key fronts — Saddam Hussein’s weapons of...
  • The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

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

    11/23/2005 7:08:24 AM PST · by Valin · 60 replies · 4,448+ views
    In recent weeks, by claiming that President Bush lied us into the Iraq war, many on the Left have restarted their efforts to rewrite history. But this revisionism isn’t new. In the midst of the 2004 Presidential election, the cries were just as loud. The Bush Administration is finally pushing back, and many conservative bloggers are asking their readers to Google Clinton, Iraq, 1998 for all the information they need. Last fall, The American Enterprise debunked many of these same urban legends. Urban Legends About the Iraq War Urban Legend: The Bush Administration in general, and the Vice President and...
  • What’s wrong with cutting and running?

    11/18/2005 6:56:32 PM PST · by owen_osh · 85 replies · 2,407+ views
    Nieman Foundation ^ | August 03, 2005 | William E. Odom
    WhatÂ’s wrong with cutting and running? Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a Senior Fellow with Hudson Institute and a professor at Yale University. He was Director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988. From 1981 to 1985, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Army's senior intelligence officer. From 1977 to 1981, he was Military Assistant to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs, Zbigniew Brzezinski. If I were a journalist, I would list all the arguments that you hear against pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, the horrible things that...
  • Prosecutors say Army translator from Brooklyn had links to Iraqi insurgency

    11/07/2005 3:59:48 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 27 replies · 1,095+ views
    AP ^ | November 7 2005 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    NEW YORK -- An Arabic interpreter for the Army may have secretly helped Iraqi insurgents by improperly taking classified documents from Iraq home to Brooklyn, where he made dozens of phone calls to numbers linked to the insurgency, a federal prosecutor said Monday. The man's attorney said he simply had been maintaining innocent relationships with Iraqi contacts approved by his military supervisors. After returning to the U.S. earlier this year, the man had more than 100 cell phone conversations with numbers directly involved with the insurgency, Buretta said, including numbers found at suspected safehouses for Jordanian extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,...
  • Dem WMD Short Term Memory

    11/03/2005 9:44:37 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 1,564+ views
    Just A Few Years Back, Dems Were Warning About WMDs In IraqDEM OFFICIALS HAVE WARNED ABOUT WMDs IN IRAQ FOR YEARS Former President Bill Clinton:President Clinton: "We Have To Defend Our Future From These Predators Of The 21st Century. They Feed On The Free Flow Of Information And Technology. They Actually Take Advantage Of The Freer Movement Of People, Information And Ideas. And They Will Be All The More Lethal If We Allow Them To Build Arsenals Of Nuclear, Chemical And Biological Weapons And The Missiles To Deliver Them. We Simply Cannot Allow That To Happen. There Is No More...
  • All The News That's Fit To Omit (Malkin)

    11/01/2005 9:09:40 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies · 1,534+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 11-02-05 | Michelle Malkin
    All The News That's Fit To Omit By Michelle Malkin November 2, 2005 When you read The New York Times (if you still bother to read it), always ask: What is the Times NOT telling me? The answers are invariably more compelling -- and newsworthy -- than what the paper actually deems "fit to print." Let me give you an example. Last Wednesday, the Times published a 4,624-word opus on American casualties of war in Iraq. "2,000 Dead: As Iraq Tours Stretch On, a Grim Mark," read the headline. The macabre, Vietnam-evoking piece appeared prominently on page A2. Among those...
  • IRAQI CONSTITUTION COULD THREATEN HUMAN RIGHTS

    10/18/2005 8:55:11 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 51 replies · 897+ views
    freedom house ^ | Oct 17 05 | Michael Goldfarb, Freedom House
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2005 -- The constitution voted on yesterday in Iraq may well constitute an obstacle to securing human rights and individual liberties should it be approved, Freedom House said today. Immediate and comprehensive efforts should be undertaken to ensure that post-referendum amendments and enabling legislation for the constitution address the most problematic provisions. On October 15, Iraqis voted in a national referendum on whether to adopt a constitution that emerged in mid-September after months of negotiation and was expected to be approved. A political agreement reached last week commits Iraq's leaders to consider new amendments to the...
  • Nothing To See Here - Move Along

    10/11/2005 8:48:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 76 replies · 2,974+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 10-12-05 | Michelle Malkin
    Nothing To See Here - Move Along By Michelle Malkin October 12, 2005 Oct. 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. Seventeen American sailors were murdered in the attack. They were casualties of a war with radical Islamic terror that America hadn't yet declared and which the mainstream media still refuses to acknowledge today. Too many of us were blind in 2000 -- unable or unwilling or simply too uninterested to connect such blood-stained dots as al Qaeda's 1993 World Trade Center bombing attack, the 1996 Khobar Tower bombings, the 1998 African embassy bombings, and...
  • 'Chilling' Al Qaeda Memo Obtained (Zawahiri to Zarqawi: "Can you hear me now?")

    10/06/2005 5:38:22 PM PDT · by indcons · 67 replies · 3,669+ views
    CBS News ^ | Oct. 6, 2005 | CBS Broadcasting Inc.
    The U.S. has obtained a 13-page letter written by Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al Zawahiri, to Abu Musab al Zarqawi in Iraq, outlining with what one senior official calls "chilling clarity" al Qaeda's stretagy for Iraq and beyond, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin. The letter, which was written shortly after the London bombings in July, calls Iraq "the place for the greatest battle of Islam in this era." Zarqawi is America's most-wanted insurgent in Iraq. Zawahiri, the man most intelligence analysts believe is the brains behind bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist organization, is considered...
  • Hey, Where Did Amnesty Go?

    08/17/2005 6:23:32 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 495+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Aug. 17, 2005 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    A recently released Amnesty International report highlights the cold-blooded attacks, assassinations, suicide bombings, and civilian and aid-worker killings carried out by terrorists in Iraq. It may seem pointless that Amnesty has to explain that "international humanitarian law strictly prohibits the intentional killing of people who are not taking an active part in the hostilities. It also prohibits torture or any form of inhuman treatment." Does anyone really doubt that this is a pure evil, which civilized people cannot tolerate? Take, for instance, one mid-July suicide bombing in Baghdad. U.S. troops and the Iraqi children they were handing out candy and...
  • County Commiss. Office Meeting to evict Sheehan - Neighbor allowing Camp Casey on their Property

    08/16/2005 7:59:24 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 106 replies · 2,663+ views
    Michael MORON ^ | 8/16/05
    The Peaceful Occupation of Crawford (Day 10); Misses and Miracles -- a message from Cindy Sheehan, Crawford, TX We still have so many great things happening at Camp Casey. In spite of all the smears and lies, people are still coming. The most amazing thing today was learning that Camp Caseys are opening and spreading all over the country. They have been set up in Boston, Portland, Seattle, and elsewhere. If you can't make it to Camp Casey, set up your own version. Camp Caseys are amazing places full of love and hope. I am so gratified that the movement...
  • U.S. Forces Raid Iraq Chemical Facility

    08/13/2005 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Coop · 162 replies · 6,330+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 8/13/05 | Unknown
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. forces raided an insurgent facility that may have been producing an unspecified type of chemicals, the U.S. military said Saturday. It was unclear what was being produced or whether the materials were intended for weapons, the statement added. U.S. troops, acting on a tip from detainees under interrogation, raided a "suspected insurgent chemical production facility" in northern Iraq last Tuesday, the statement said, without specifying the location. However, the military cautioned that ongoing testing at the facility was "insufficient to determine what the insurgents had been producing." ...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...