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  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...
  • Al Nusrah front spearheads capture of Syrian dam, claims suicide assault

    02/11/2013 8:56:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | February 11, 2013 | BILL ROGGIO
    The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda in Iraq's affiliate in Syria, led an assault today that resulted in the takeover of a major dam on the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Additionally, the terror group claimed credit for a suicide assault on an intelligence headquarters in the city of Palmyra. The Al Nusrah Front spearheaded today's assault on the "strategic" dam in Thawra in Raqqa province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Nusrah Front led "other factions" of the insurgency to take control of Thawra, which "is considered one of the...
  • Ability to track stem cells in tumors could advance cancer treatments

    06/29/2008 5:13:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 48+ views
    eureakalert ^ | 06.16.08 | Amy Shaw
    New therapies offer promise for patients, say researchers at SNM's 55th Annual Meeting, June 14-18 NEW ORLEANS, La.—Using noninvasive molecular imaging technology, a method has been developed to track the location and activity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the tumors of living organisms, according to researchers at SNM's 55th Annual Meeting. This ability could lead to major advances in the use of stem cell therapies to treat cancer.  "Stem cell cancer therapies are still in the early stages of development, but they offer great promise in delivering personalized medicine that will fight disease at the cellular level," said Hui...
  • Iraqi Terror Group Boast Kerry Criticisms of Bush "Increased the Joy in Our Heart"

    10/20/2004 8:48:56 PM PDT · by anonpenetfi · 26 replies · 1,306+ views ^ | 10/21/04 | 10/21/04 "Those of us from the Ansar Al-Sunnah Army celebrate and congratulate the Muslims and all of our mujahideen brothers in the Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement on the occasion of their inclusion on the list of terrorists... Praise be to Allah, it increased the joy in our hearts that John Kerry, the presidential candidate, has criticized the Bush government for taking so long in making this declaration. The one who may become the president of America is already struck with terror by our brothers from the Tawheed wal-Jihad Movement. The repeated attacks that have targeted the evil Bush are now...
  • Al-Qaida in Iraq denounces Jordan meet

    11/30/2006 4:48:26 PM PST · by TexKat · 28 replies · 653+ views
    Pioneer Press via Twin ^ | November 30, 2006 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida in Iraq on Thursday denounced Iraqi Sunni politicians who met recently with Jordan's King Abdullah II, calling them and the monarch "traitors." The statement, posted on an Islamic militant Web site, did not mention a summit Thursday between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Bush. Both leaders met separately with King Abdullah before their talks in Amman, Jordan. Instead, al-Qaida in Iraq - the country's most feared Sunni Muslim militant group - lashed out at a string of Iraqi Sunni Arab politicians who held talks with Abdullah ahead of the summit. "The traitors of Jordan's...
  • Many Hispanics finding faith in Islam

    02/27/2006 12:28:11 PM PST · by Coleus · 94 replies · 2,097+ views ^ | 02.26.06 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE
    Last year, Gaby Gonzalez wore black nail polish and black eye shadow. She had a messy room, standoffs with mom and occasional drinks.  Today, the Honduran-born 20-year-old is known as Sister Gaby.   She proudly wears her jade-green hijab, which forms a nearly perfect frame around her delicate features and large brown eyes. She prays several times a day and does not wear makeup, eat pork or even utter the phrase "happy hour" – that is all haram, she said, or prohibited in Arabic."In my past, I focused on myself. I didn't think about other people, about my parents, just myself...
  • Genetically Engineered (Adult) Stem Cells Repair Rat Tendon

    04/05/2006 10:59:42 AM PDT · by Neville72 · 7 replies · 312+ views
    Future Pundit ^ | 4/5/2006 | Randall Parker
    Israeli researchers engineered mesenchymal stem cells to repair tendons. Weekend athletes who overexert themselves running or playing basketball may one day reap the benefits of research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that shows that adult stem cells can be used to make new tendon or ligament tissue. Tendon and ligament injuries present a major clinical challenge to orthopedic medicine. In the United States, at least 200,000 patients undergo tendon or ligament repair each year. Moreover, the intervertebral disc, which is composed in part of tendon-like tissue, tends to degenerate with age, leading to the very common phenomenon of low-back...
  • Periosteal Cells Grow Cartilage, Bone, and Skeletal Muscle

    04/21/2006 10:26:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 393+ views
    Med Page Today ^ | 03.29.06 | Peggy Peck
    LONDON, March 29 - The day may be coming when stem cells help arthritis patients repair their own joints. Cultured adult human periosteal stem cells demonstrate mesenchymal multipotency, suggesting that they may be used to repair tissue and joint damage associated with arthritis, researchers here reported. Upon enzymatic release and culture expansion, cells harvested from the periosteum can "give rise to cartilage and bone," wrote Cosimo De Bari, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues at King's College London in the April issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. Moreover, the cells differentiated into chondrocyte, osteoblast, adipocyte and myocyte lineages regardless of donor age. Although...
  • Stem Cell Study for Patients with Heart Attack Damage Seeks to Regenerate Heart Muscle

    04/22/2006 9:03:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 415+ views
    Rush cardiologists are hoping that transplanted stem cells can regenerate damaged heart muscle in those who experience a first heart attack. The study involves an intravenous infusion of adult mesenchymal stem cells from healthy donor bone marrow that might possibly reverse damage to heart tissue. A unique benefit of the stem cell product is that it is given to patients through a standard IV line. Other therapies require delivery to the site of the disease through catheterization or open surgical procedures, but this one is very simple and easy for the patient. “A person who has had a single, severe...
  • USS Grapple Transfers to MSC

    07/17/2006 6:59:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 545+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emily Zamora
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The recovery and salvage ship USS Grapple (ARS 53) was decommissioned and transferred to Military Sealift Command (MSC) in a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek July 13 after completing 20 years of accomplished service. At the ceremony, Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Brand, Grapple’s last commanding officer, turned over command to Capt. Curtis Smith, a seasoned civilian mariner who has commanded almost 20 ships in his 27-year career with MSC. “It’s really neat as a lieutenant commander in the Navy to be able to command one of these ships,” said Brand. “It’s the largest ship...
  • BBC: US soldiers' bodies found in Iraq ~ Bodies Booby Trapped,...Zarqawi successor killed....

    06/20/2006 1:13:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 74 replies · 5,094+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 19:13 GMT 20:13 UK | BBC Staff
    US soldiers' bodies found in Iraq Kristian Menchaca and flags raised at Thomas Tucker's Oregon home Two US soldiers missing in Iraq since Friday have been found dead south of Baghdad, the US military has said.The bodies were found in the Yusifiya area on Monday. An Iraqi defence ministry spokesman said the bodies had shown signs of torture. An insurgent group linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq, which claimed it abducted the men, has now said that it killed them. The missing men have been named as Kristian Menchaca and Thomas Tucker, both from the 101st Airborne Division. Another US...
  • Video Shows Another Side of Al-Zarqawi ["Youthful and healthy in the springtime desert"]

    04/26/2006 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Alouette · 23 replies · 884+ views
    AP ^ | Apr. 26, 2006 | Lauren "Terrorist Men Make Me Swoon" Frayer
    CAIRO, Egypt - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's new video marks a shift by the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq toward a less radical image, one that might appeal to the Iraqi insurgency more than the beheadings for which he's become notorious, analysts said Wednesday. The video released Tuesday, the first by al-Zarqawi that shows his face, features scenes of the black-garbed terrorist firing a gun and hunkered over a map plotting strategy. The Sunni Muslim extremist, 39, looks youthful and healthy in the springtime desert. "It's a departure from the past. There's no strident anti-Shiite rhetoric and no beheadings," said Joost...
  • USS Grasp Decommissioned,Transfered to Military Sealift Command

    01/19/2006 10:34:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 34 replies · 1,471+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Journalist 3rd Class Davis J. Anderson
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The recovery and salvage ship USS Grasp (ARS 51) was decommissioned after 20 years of service and transferred to Military Sealift Command (MSC) in a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Jan. 19. Past and present crew members attended the 11 a.m. ceremony to say farewell to the ship. “There’s always a little bit of sadness at the end of a career,” said Grasp’s executive officer Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Chicoine, “at the same time, people are looking forward to the next part of their life.” As a U.S. Navy ship, Grasp had a crew of...
  • USS Bridge Gets Underway For Last Time to Conduct Inspection, Weapons Offload (many photos)

    03/10/2004 4:47:00 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 12 replies · 735+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/11/2004 | Journalist 1st Class Michael B. Murdock, USS Bridge Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040310-14 Release Date: 3/11/2004 8:59:00 AM By Journalist 1st Class Michael B. Murdock, USS Bridge Public Affairs ABOARD USS BRIDGE (NNS) -- In the early hours of Feb. 24, USS Bridge (AOE 10) cast off mooring lines and began her final underway period as a U.S. Navy vessel. The four-day underway period was needed to complete Ship’s Material Assessment and Readiness Test (SMART) and offload ammunition in preparation for Bridge’s transfer to Military Sealift Command (MSC) ownership. SMART is MSC’s version of the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), and successful completion was required prior to Bridge...
  • MSC Commander Envisions a Sea Base with Air Express Service into the War Zone

    05/07/2003 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 2 replies · 65+ views
    SEAPOWER ^ | May 2003 | Vice Adm. David L. Brewer III
    After 33 years in the Navy, Vice Adm. David L. Brewer III, does not want to climb any more mountains. He wants to make them disappear. The military services' entire logistical operation was embarrassed during the 1991 Desert Storm conflict by what many called an iron mountain of supplies that piled up in Kuwait. Comprising thousands of containers, many of them unlabeled, the mountain was a nightmare for logistics specialists unable to track the contents of each container. Lumbering commercial vessels and foreign crews that balked at making deliveries to a war zone added to the problems. Today, Brewer commander...
  • A New Dimension of Strength: Strategic Sealift Program

    05/07/2003 8:19:27 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 139+ views
    A New Dimension of Strength - Strategic Sealift Program Provides Outsized Capabilities for Future Conflicts By ANDRE MARAOUI The past decade has seen dramatic changes around the world. Throughout this period, the Strategic Sealift Program, under the Program Executive Office Ships, has quietly designed, built, and delivered the largest and most capable roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) vessels in the world. These large, medium-speed, RO/ROs (LMSRs), whose conversion and construction were managed by the Strategic Sealift Program, are vital to carrying out the U.S.-led global war on terrorism and to the effort to remove weapons of mass destruction from the control of hostile...
  • Voyage Delays Key Equipment For Troops

    03/29/2003 6:57:03 AM PST · by SLB · 4 replies · 230+ views
    Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2003 | Robert Little, Sun National Staff
    Heavy tanks aboard ships are rerouted after Turkey refused to accept forces WASHINGTON - The war in Iraq is providing Pentagon officials with a biting reminder that the nation's most powerful tank divisions can't run to a fight - they have to sail to it, at speeds no faster than about 22 knots. At a time when Army leaders near Baghdad say they want more tanks and artillery to protect their vulnerable supply lines, the nearest heavy armored division is still at least a week away, its soldiers flying in from Texas but its equipment still sailing around the Arabian...