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  • Brig. Gen. David Phillips on how the Iraqi police force is standing up.

    05/03/2007 7:16:27 AM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 706+ views
    Hugh Hewitt show ^ | 5/2/07 | Brig. Gen. David Phillips / Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Pleased to welcome now to the Hugh Hewitt Show Brigadier General David D. Phillips. He is the deputy commanding general of the CPATT, and we’re talking to him from Baghdad tonight. General, thanks for staying up late. It’s great to talk to you. DP: Hey, no problem. It’s good to talk to you, too. HH: Now you’re a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and therefore, before we get to the important and good work you’re doing over there, I’ve just got to ask did you see the draft, General? DP: I did not get to see it. I’ve been actually...
  • 600 (anti-tank) Land Mines Seized in Iraq (By Iraqi Police in Sadr City)

    03/24/2007 8:46:01 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 777+ views
    AP ^ | March 24 2007
    Iraqi police celebrated Saturday after approximately 600 anti-tank land mines were seized in a raid in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. The mines were put on display at the Iraqi Police 8th Division's headquarters. Mines have been used in numerous "Improvised Explosive Devise" attacks on Iraqi and coalition forces. Police were shown in AP Television footage celebrating the success of the raid, chanting "anyone who kills other humans must go to hell."
  • Policeman dies a hero smothering bomb blast

    02/04/2007 8:25:06 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 27 replies · 987+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 3, 2007 | Louise Roug
    AN IRAQI police officer was the hero of a suicide bomb attack in a crowded market street when his brave action perhaps saved dozens of lives in the southern city of Hillah. Even so the death toll was put at 60. Mohammed Raad and his friends, Ali and Abdullah Sami, had just left a nearby gym when the first explosion ripped through the market overturning carts and blowing out shop windows. Over the chaos, Mr Raad clearly heard a police officer shout "suicide bomber". He saw the officer run towards a man who had opened his jacket to reveal a...
  • Army Chief Warrant Officer Chris tells Iraq like it really is. (Do yourself a favor)

    01/18/2007 9:23:59 PM PST · by Valin · 32 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | 1/18/07 | Chief Warrant Officer Chris / Hugh Hewitt
    HH: Pleased to welcome Chief Warrant Officer Chris to the program. Chris has completed three tours in Iraq. Thank you for your service, Chris. What’s on your mind? Chris. Thank you, sir. Well, I wanted to comment on your last, and a number of other callers. His first point, to keep the soldiers in the Green Zone, and your counter, keep them on other bases, not an option. As soldiers, we know that it’s not a safe job. If we wanted a safe job, we’d do a checkout at a grocery store or some similar job. We know it’s a...
  • Signs of improved security, quality of life witnessed in Baghdad

    08/20/2006 9:53:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 540+ views
    An Iraqi soldier from the 6th Iraqi Army Division assists an Iraqi citizen with a census form as part of Operation Together Forward. The operation is an Iraqi led, combined effort with Coalition forces to secure the city of Baghdad against terrorists activities. BAGHDAD — Iraqi and Coalition forces this week began witnessing the positive results of their efforts to secure Baghdad and improve quality of life here. Since Amaliya Ma’an ila Al-Amam or Operation Together Forward began July 9, combined forces have killed 97 and detained 501 terrorists associated with death squads, and seized more than 59 weapons...
  • Zarqawi Documents Prove Liberal Media Lies

    06/15/2006 6:53:39 PM PDT · by Cato Uticensis · 36 replies · 2,738+ views
    Republic of Utica@blogspot.com | 15 June 2006 | Cato Uticensis Republic Praetor
    Thanks to documents recovered in Abu Musab 'al-Zarqawi's bombed out Headquarters, 104 terrorists have been killed and hundreds more taken prisoner. Dozens of weapons caches have been captured. But of almost equal importance is the insight we gained into 'al-Qaeda's state in Iraq. The 21st century's Ho Chi Minh despaired of the state of his terror organization. He was writing that America was winning the war and he wasn't replacing his combat losses. Do you remember how Liberal "Geniuses" went on and on about how we were "creating more terrorists"? Yeah right. Zarqawi complained about how he wasn't getting any...
  • Armed Forces Mark Special Day Today(Reminder)

    05/20/2006 6:06:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 520+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | May 20, 2006 | ERIC CARPENTER and ERIN UY
    Residents across Orange County - some with family members serving in the military, others who just want to show their appreciation for the sacrifices men and women in the service have made - will celebrate U.S. Armed Forces Service Day today. WHAT'S NEW A billboard at Goldenwest Street and Westminster Boulevard in Westminster salutes Scott Montoya, an Orange County sheriff's deputy, U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and Navy Cross recipient. The billboard is part of the Marines' Hometown Hero campaign. Montoya carried five Marines to safety in Baghdad in 2003, earning the Navy Cross two years later. It's the second-highest honor...
  • The Iraq Petroleum Company 1914-1982

    04/26/2006 8:52:24 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 2,738+ views
    Department of Political Science Najah National University The aim of this paper is to investigate the development of the Iraqi oil industry between 1914 and 1982. This will entail a survey:' Iraq's relations with Western oil companies, its role within OPEC, its involvement in the Middle Eastern arena, and its domestic politics. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of what is today called the Iraqi Petroleum Company against the background of these other developments. Over time, the general trend discerned is one:-: increasing nationalization of oil production, the extent of which -' determined by internal, regional, and global circumstances....
  • WAGGING THE DOGMA

    05/08/2006 10:04:16 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 1 replies · 412+ views
    AMERICAN CITIZEN SOLDIER ^ | 07 May 2006 | Buck Sargent
    A CONVERSATION WITH CAPTAIN JOHN TURNER As the second highest ranking officer attached to our company, as well as the liaison between our platoons on the ground and the needs of the Iraqi people in our sector, Captain John Turner is in a unique position to offer his perspective on the Iraq War in general, the situation here in Mosul, and what the American public should know about their soldiers serving overseas.After providing him with a series of written questions he graciously agreed to accommodate yours truly with his remarkably candid personal and professional insight on the battle for hearts...
  • Price: Troops' Morale In Iraq Is High

    05/07/2006 8:12:10 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 1,440+ views
    CBS ^ | Apr. 25, 2006 | Dave Price
    "After I got home from Afghanistan last year," Price recalled, "I made a commitment to return to entertain the troops overseas. … I couldn't pass up the chance to go with Charlie Daniels. "The people now serving in Iraq face death on a daily basis," Price says, "but if you think morale is low, guess again. "My job was to try to cheer the soldiers up. But in most cases, they didn't need it. … It was an amazing experience. I went to Iraq looking to raise morale. But in the end, it was the soldiers who had done that...
  • Media Virtually Mute on Charlie Daniels' Baghdad Visit

    05/07/2006 7:33:01 PM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 37 replies · 1,892+ views
    The Patriot Edition ^ | 5/7/06 | Billy Kess
    Media Virtually Mute on Charlie Daniel's Baghdad Visit It amazes me. When this jerkoff "Flea" from the Red Hot Chili Peppers stands up and bashes President Bush, it seems to make it to a lot of the major news organizations such as the Associated Press and others. Neil Young, who I admire as a great musician and singer/songwriter, a guy who has given us rock and roll lovers so much great stuff, did indeed disappoint me with his latest anti-Bush tirade in his cd "Living with War" - and it also got a lot of internet-media attention. Again, Neil is a great artist, but...
  • Baghdad neighborhood rises up and fights back

    05/03/2006 12:44:39 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 42 replies · 1,840+ views
    Mercury News ^ | May 3, 2006 | Zaineb Obeid
    Abu Salah heard the screeching tires and gunfire outside his home in central Baghdad... He rushed from his house to see his neighbors - Shiite neighbors - on their roofs, in their windows, in their yards, firing at the attackers. In a trembling voice, he explained that at that moment he felt life change. He realized that his neighbors weren't going to stand by and let the bad guys win. "I prefer now to die among my friends and neighbors rather than leave my home," he said. "I felt thrilled to see them fighting, all my neighbors standing next to...
  • Former Fort Monmouth (NJ) Workers Charged With Providing No-Show Jobs

    04/28/2006 4:37:23 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 1,516+ views
    Millennium Radio ^ | Friday, April 28, 2006
    Two former Fort Monmouth workers, and the daughter of one of them, are accused of scheming to have government contractors provide no-show jobs for the daughter. Accused in an indictment made public today are 55-year-old Michael Rzeplinski, a former programs director for the General Services Administration and former Army supervisory engineer; 61-year-old Connie Davidson, a former G-S-A employee who lives with Rzeplinski in Red Bank, and her 33-year-old Kirsten Davidson of Red Bank. All three are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. Rzeplinski also faces two counts of mail fraud and three counts of tax evasion. Rzeplinski and...
  • Coalition forces kill 12 terrorists

    04/26/2006 11:30:48 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies · 503+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | April 26, 2006 | COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
    BAGHDAD , Iraq – Coalition forces killed 12 terrorists during a raid April 25 in Yusifiyah at a safe house associated with foreign terrorists. Multiple intelligence sources led the troops to the specific structure located approximately 8 kilometers N/NE of the location where the U.S. Apache helicopter crashed April 1. Upon arrival the troops took direct fire and immediately engaged the threat with small arms fire as well as rotary wing aircraft machine gun fire. The troops initially killed five terrorists outside of the safe house, and then called for an air strike to neutralize the persistent direct fire coming...
  • GP first-graders get to meet 'adopted' soldier

    04/26/2006 11:04:15 AM PDT · by txroadkill · 14 replies · 591+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 24, 2006 | KATHY A. GOOLSBY
    GRAND PRAIRIE – Sgt. Chris Hockman didn't hear the 18 first-graders chanting his name minutes before he arrived in their room at Moore Elementary School on Monday. But he has been feeling their love for five months. The students have been writing to Iraq since November, when their teacher, Claudia Flores, "adopted" Sgt. Hockman through the nonprofit group Operation AC. He has become so close to the students, he decided to spend part of his two-week leave meeting them. "I didn't know when I would get back again, and in a few weeks the kids will be out for the...
  • German Intellegence (BND) Report on Iraq WMD

    04/26/2006 7:44:10 AM PDT · by avacado · 21 replies · 1,719+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Feb 5, 2003 | Marc Erikson
    Germany's leading role in arming Iraq "Expurgated portions of Iraq's December 7 report to the UN Security Council show that German firms made up the bulk of suppliers for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs..." "In the summer of 1994, the BND (German Intelligence) conducted a major study to estimate the magnitude of the - as at that time - still undeclared and concealed Iraqi WMD arsenal, relying on sales records in its possession of post-Gulf War German, Austrian, and Swiss exports of technologies, sub-systems and strategic materials to Iraq. It concluded that these exports pointed to several specific weapons...
  • Al Qaeda, Saddam

    04/25/2006 11:35:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2006 | Helle Dale
        Bad news about Iraq is not hard to come by in current media coverage. Terrorist attacks on Iraqi citizens and U.S.troops are recorded day by day. Mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by Iraqi security forces leaps to the headlines. Calls for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's resignation are gathering steam among Democrats on Capitol Hill, with Congress set to debate the issue next week.     When it comes to any good news out of Iraq, the liberal media are negligent or simply silent. And if there is new information corroborating the reasons the United States went to war against Saddam Hussein in...
  • Rumsfeld, Rice meet Iraqi leaders

    04/26/2006 5:28:31 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 7 replies · 313+ views
    AP ^ | 4/26/2006 | Robert Burns
    President Bush dispatched America's top two foreign policy officials to Iraq on Wednesday in separate, surprise missions calculated to demonstrate a strong show of support for the country's emerging new government.
  • Undated Document: Change Chemical, Nuclear, And Missiles Sites for Fear of Western Attack

    04/25/2006 12:56:52 PM PDT · by jveritas · 104 replies · 6,578+ views
    This document ISGZ-2004-007589 is an undated Top Secret and Immediate memo sent by the Director of Iraqi Intelligence to the Military Industrialization Commission asking warning them about potential military attacks by the West against Nuclear, Chemical, and Long Range Missile Sites and he asked them to do what they can to hide these targets in order to prevent the air strikes from succeeding in hitting the targets . What is also interesting in this document that the Iraqi Intelligence Service obtained the information from a Double Agent who was given the information of the attack targets by Western Intelligence Services...
  • Infantry transformed by new tools, training

    04/25/2006 6:31:44 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 37 replies · 3,270+ views
    GOVEXEC.com ^ | April 24, 2006 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.,
    SAND HILL TRAINING AREA, FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The Army drill sergeant rebuked a group of recruits who had fired their rifles too hastily in a mock ambush. "You know we've got civilians on the battlefield," said 1st Sgt. Dennis Williams. "Just because your buddy fires, doesn't mean you fire." You've got to be aware of exactly what you're shooting at, Williams told the soldiers. Be aware of what you're not shooting at, too; don't focus on the first target that pops up and forget your flank. "Everybody wants to kill that same guy, but those guys over there," he...