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  • The Fall of Lima Site 85

    03/31/2006 10:15:39 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 5 replies · 3,234+ views
    Air Force Magazine Online ^ | 31 March 2006 | John T. Correll
    April 2006, Vol. 89, No. 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The radar site was deep in enemy territory. The assumption was that it was impossible for attackers to climb the sheer face of the mountain. The Fall of Lima Site 85 By John T. Correll Lima Site 85 and the secret Air Force radar facility sat atop one of the highest mountains in Laos, 15 miles away from the border with North Vietnam. The site was defended by a force of 1,000 Hmong irregulars in the valley below, but a key element in its security was the mountain itself. The drop on three...
  • Rush Limbaugh Transcript and Video from 8/17/2005 free streaming video from website. - Amazing !

    08/18/2005 2:35:56 PM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 64 replies · 30,074+ views ^ | 8/18/2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: John in San Diego, you're next. Welcome to the program. Nice to have you with us. CALLER: Thank you for taking my call. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: I believe that Cindy Sheehan is bringing up one important point, though. RUSH: What's that? CALLER: If this is a valiant and noble cause, why don't we have [sic] any senators sons or House of Representatives sons volunteering to go over there? Why isn't the president's daughters doing something for the war effort, if this is such a valiant effort? And that's the primary purpose that she has made this...

    08/03/2005 10:39:12 PM PDT · by coffee260 · 8 replies · 829+ views
    JustDontWatch | 08/04/05 | coffee260
    Today I propose we the American people (Freepers) start voting with our remotes. Allow me to explain. We are at war with an enemy that seeks our total destruction. In order to defeat this enemy, we the American people must reach a common bond with a common purpose and that being total Victory. While this war may last decades, we cannot loose unless we do not stay united. However, if we are divided from internal struggles, there is a chance our civilization will be destroyed and replaced with a Muslim culture. The most dangerous internal struggle I see today is...
  • Violence leads U.S. to close consulate

    07/30/2005 1:39:55 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | 7 29 05
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) -- The United States is closing its consulate in this violence-wracked border city for a week following a shootout in which assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home, the U.S. Ambassador said Friday evening. In a statement from Mexico City, Tony Garza said "in light of this alarming incident and continued violence along the border, I have decided to suspend all operations except for emergency services for American citizens," for one week beginning Aug. 1. He said temporarily closing the consulate would allow officials to "access the security situation...
  • Give Peace a Chance

    05/27/2005 11:22:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 779+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    You would never guess it from the news, but we're living in a peculiarly tranquil world. The new edition of "Peace and Conflict," a biennial global survey being published next week by the University of Maryland, shows that the number and intensity of wars and armed conflicts have fallen once again, continuing a steady 15-year decline that has halved the amount of organized violence around the world. Those statistics are no solace for mourners in Iraq and Darfur. But so many other people are now living in peace that you don't have be a dreamer like John Lennon to take...
  • WARS UPDATE: Number of Wars Declining

    05/26/2005 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 14 replies · 1,799+ views ^ | May 24, 2005 | Not Attributed
    The number of wars has been declining sharply since the end of the Cold War. There were about fifty wars going on in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. Ten years later, there were half as many. Even after the 911 attacks, and the invasion of Iraq, the number of wars continued to decline. Today, it is about twenty. We track sixteen as active (Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Sudan, Colombia, Kashmir, Pakistan, Ivory Coast, Congo, Somalia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Chechnya, Burundi and Thailand.), plus about a dozen that are really low level, just ended (and still liable to restart) or...
  • The Force Structure Problem

    01/08/2005 7:23:20 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies · 1,154+ views
    Stratfor ^ | Jan. 6, 2005 | George Friedman
    January 6, 2005 "Rumsfeld should have hit the panic button on Army force structure when the insurgency picked up steam." The Force Structure Problem By George Friedman A memo written by Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, head of the U.S. Army Reserve, was leaked to The Baltimore Sun. Addressed to the chief of staff of the Army, the memo stated that the Army Reserve was in danger of becoming a "broken force," due to personnel policies adopted by the Army and the Department of Defense. Helmly wrote, "The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you of the Army Reserve's...
  • The Problem with Fourth-Generation War

    02/17/2005 11:14:52 AM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies · 843+ views
    US Army Strategic Studies Institute ^ | Feb 2005 | Antulio J. Echevarria II
    The Problem with Fourth-Generation War Strategic Studies Institute For theorists of Fourth Generation War (4GW), there’s both good news and bad news. The good news is that there is only one problem with the notion of 4GW. The bad news is that the theory itself is the problem. Like the fabled emperor who had no clothes, 4GW is bereft of any intellectual garments: the concept itself is fundamentally and hopelessly flawed. It is based on poor history and only obscures what other theorists and analysts have already clarified. Although the idea of 4GW emerged in the late 1980s, it has...
  • Homeland Security Chief nominee has ties to terrorists as defense lawyer; may have enabled attacks

    01/23/2005 10:26:09 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,505+ views
    libertarian oday ^ | 1 22 05 | Melissa Johnson and Sander Hicks
    Federal Appeals Court Judge Michael Chertoff’s ties to the financiers of the Sept. 11 attacks may prevent his confirmation as Homeland Security Chief. According to a June 20, 2000 article in the The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey, Chertoff defended accused terrorist financier Dr. Magdy Elamir. Elamir’s HMO was sued by the State of New Jersey to recoup $16.7 million in losses. At least $5.7 million went “to unknown parties... by means of wire transfers to bank accounts where the beneficial owner of the account is unknown,” according to the article. Foreign intelligence reports given to then chairman of...
  • Women's magazine offers tips to terrorists

    01/17/2005 12:07:02 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 1,360+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/17/05 | John Phillips
    ROME — Al Qaeda has introduced an online women's magazine with articles including dietary advice for suicide bombers and tips on how to "dominate the passions" before blowing yourself up,[snip]"Among the Web pages of this newly born female review in Arabic, you won't find the usual fashion features that fill the pages of ladies' magazines the world over, except for a section dedicated to fitness with advice on diet and training to follow so as to acquire not a catwalk waistline, but martyrdom in the holy war."     With its bizarre format including articles on "breathing gymnastics to conquer the...
  • Tampons come to the rescue in Iraq!! (Don't worry, it's a good story)

    01/10/2005 9:07:11 PM PST · by paulat · 111 replies · 2,980+ views
    Blackfive (see URL) ^ | 12/30/04 | 2004 Weblog Award Winner of Best Military Blog
    (From a mom): He told me how wonderful the care packages were and wanted me to tell everyone thank you. He said that one guy we’ll call “Marine X” did get a girl care package and everyone was giving him a hard time. My son said, "Marine X got some really nice smelling lotion and everyone really likes it, so everytime he goes to sleep they steal it from him." I told my son I was really sorry about the mistake, and if he wanted I would send Marine X another package. He told me not to worry about Marine...
  • Six SEALs sue AP, reporter

    12/28/2004 10:03:56 PM PST · by kattracks · 26 replies · 2,897+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    Six Navy SEALs filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press and one of its reporters yesterday, saying the news organization revealed their identities, compromised their security and invaded their privacy by publishing personal photographs in a Dec. 4 story.     The complaint says AP reporter Seth Hettena used about 40 images from the personal photo-storage Web site of a Navy SEAL wife. [snip] The images were picked up by the Arab press, including Al Jazeera, and have made their way onto a billboard outside U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where detainees from the war on terror are being kept. The...

    12/14/2004 4:59:09 PM PST · by Kurt_D · 43 replies · 4,738+ views
    ProtestWarrior | 12/14/04 | ProtestWarrior
    The hard left is hiding behind and playing upon NIMBY (not in my backyard) issues to block the inclusion of a naval academe at Senn High School in the 48th ward of Chicago. The effort is not being sponsored by students or parents, but rather the "Coaltion Against the Militarization of Our Schools". If the name doesn't tell you everything, the case as they state it at: SAVESENN.ORG should provide some background: "In fact, military programs teach militarism. Students in the Navy's military schools take a curriculum that includes "Sea Power," "Military History" and "mini-boot camps." They do not include...
  • U.S. soldier sentenced to three years (Iraqi Mercy Killing)

    12/10/2004 11:35:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 277 replies · 4,334+ views ^ | 12/11/04 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A U.S. soldier was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager, the military said Saturday. Staff Sgt. Johnny M. Horne Jr., 30, of Winston-Salem, N.C., also received a reduction in rank to private, forfeiture of wages and a dishonorable discharge.[snip]The charges relate to the Aug. 18 killing of a 16-year-old Iraqi male found in a burning truck with severe abdominal wounds sustained during clashes in Baghdad's Sadr City, an impoverished neighborhood that was the scene of fierce fighting between U.S. forces and Shiite rebels loyal to anti-U.S....

    11/16/2004 11:31:37 PM PST · by kattracks · 125 replies · 3,046+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/17/04 | Niles Lathem
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Marine being investigated for allegedly killing an unarmed, wounded Iraqi was acting under extreme combat stress, comrades said yesterday. It was also disclosed that the Marine had just returned to duty after being shot in the face the previous day. [snip] Marines interviewed yesterday said the shooting wasn't a scandal, but evidence of how soldiers react under extreme circumstances. "I can see why he would do it," said Lance Cpl. Christopher Hanson. "He was probably running around being shot at for days on end in Fallujah. There should be an investigation, but they should look...
  • GIs who refused job had unarmored trucks

    10/17/2004 2:40:08 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 76 replies · 2,579+ views
    courier press ^ | 10 17 04 | JIM KRANE
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. Army Reserve soldiers who refused orders to drive a dangerous route were members of one of a few supply units whose trucks are still unarmored, their commanding general said Sunday. The soldiers, now under investigation, had previously focused on local missions in safer parts of southern Iraq and had never driven a convoy north along the attack-prone roads passing through Baghdad. "Not all of their trucks are completely armored. In their case, they haven't had the chance to get armored," said Brig. Gen. James E. Chambers, commanding general of 13th Corps Support Command, which...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Zambezi Valley Manhunt

    07/12/2004 3:18:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 1,479+ views
    Solider of Fortune Magazine ^ | March, 1985 | David Scott-Donelan
      ZAMBEZI VALLEY MANHUNTTracker Combat Unit (TCU) Trails TerrsBy David Scott-Donelan     Rhodesia was hardly a nurturing environment for an experimental military unit. Most soldiers were concerned with simple survival, particularly in the earlier days of the country’s no-holds-barred bush war against communist guerrillas. In those times, the government’s troop strength was low and resources to patrol a 1,000-mile border and 150,000 square miles of hinterland were severely limited.     But history demonstrates some of the toughest life forms spring from harsh environments. In Rhodesia, when you talked tough, you talked about the Army’s Tracker Combat Unit.     From TCU’s small nucleus...
  • Marine Ignores Battlefield Wound to Continue Pursuing Taliban Insurgents

    06/30/2004 7:41:58 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 35 replies · 660+ views ^ | 6/29/2004 | Gunnery Sgt. Keith A. Milks
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE RIPLEY, Afghanistan, June 29, 2004 — To many of his fellow Marines in Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Sgt. Anthony Viggiani is the ideal Marine. In the eyes of subordinates and seniors alike, the native of Strongsville, Ohio embodies those qualities that make Marines special; dedicated, professional, strong, committed, moral, and brave. Now they have an additional quality to add to that list -- tough-as-nails. During a recent firefight with anti-coalition militia in south-central Afghanistan, Viggiani's actions further elevated himself in the eyes of the rest of the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special...
  • New Web Video on Crazy Al Gore & the Dems!

    05/28/2004 1:41:01 PM PDT · by Political Numbers Guy · 28 replies · 895+ views
    AL GORE AND THE DEMOCRATS--A JYB WEBAD The JYB has entered the political ad fray. Below is our first effort. It's an avi file and about 2.3 megs. Here are a few screenshots: Set your connection on its highest setting, and commence downloading: Al Gore and the Democrats Posted by B. Preston at 11:56 PM
  • U.S. Soldier Gets Year Jail Term for Prisoner Abuse

    05/19/2004 9:05:21 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 633+ views
    my way ^ | May 19 | Luke Baker and Alastair Macdonald
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A tearful U.S. soldier was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees in a scandal threatening to undermine President Bush's re-election chances. Military policeman Jeremy Sivits, who apologized to Iraqis at the first court martial of soldiers accused of abuses which sparked worldwide outrage, was also expelled from the army. It was not enough for Iraqis protesting outside Abu Ghraib prison, scene of the scandal that came to light when pictures were published of naked and terrified Iraqi inmates being abused and sexually humiliated. "It's a kangaroo court, set up...
  • Online Company Shuts Down Site With Beheading

    05/13/2004 8:46:35 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 792+ views ^ | 5 13 04 | SEAN YOONG
    <p>KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (May 13) - The al-Qaida-linked Web site that first posted a video of American civilian Nicholas Berg's beheading was shut down Thursday by the Malaysian company that hosted it - because it was drawing too much traffic.</p>
  • Family of Beheaded U.S. Man Releases Statement

    05/11/2004 1:26:19 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 185 replies · 1,948+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 5 11 04 | reuters
    frame grab taken from web site video footage May 11, 2004, shows a man, who identified himself as Nick Berg of Philadelphia (C) seated in front of his five masked captors moments before he was executed. Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq beheaded an American civilian and vowed more killings in revenge for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, an Islamist Web site said on Tuesday. After one of the masked men read out a statement, they pushed Berg to the floor and shouted 'God is greatest' above his screams as one of them sawed his head off with a large knife...
  • Tainted old artillery shell found in Baghdad street [Mustard Gas]

    05/07/2004 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 17 replies · 611+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 5/7/2004 | unknown
    WASHINGTON - A small amount of residue from mustard, a potentially deadly chemical agent, has been found in an old artillery shell on a Baghdad street, according to a U.S. military report obtained Thursday by Knight Ridder. The shell was from a "very old stockpile," and for that reason experts didn't consider it evidence that former dictator Saddam Hussein was hiding illegal stockpiles of chemical weapons, said a senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The report said tests identified the substance as mustard residue. The official confirmed that and said more tests were under way. Mustard the chemical...
  • Drugbusters invade Muslim compound (religion of peace alert)

    04/28/2004 2:59:56 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 825+ views ^ | 04/29/2004 | Katherine Adraneda
    A team of military intelligence and police drug enforcement units rounded up some 50 Muslim residents of the Al-Salam Mosque Compound in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City as part of intensified operations against illegal drugs and firearms in the metropolis. Senior Superintendent Procopio Lipana, chief of the Central Police District-Criminal Investigation Unit (CPD-CIU), said 12 suspects remained under their custody while the rest were released. Lipana identified the 12 as Dawabe Ben Albi Maulana, businessman from Basilan; Musa Sabaddin Abdurahman, 27; Awop Wadja Ignus, 26; Radjail Karawan Tirih, 34; Raquel Francisco Mabajo, 26; Pamaran Alain Awali, 48; Abubakar Cuevas Zunco, 34;...
  • Jordanian Suspected Behind Madrid Attacks [Abu Musab al-Zarqawi]

    03/26/2004 3:55:24 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 11 replies · 439+ views
    AP ^ | 3/26/2004 | DANIEL WOOLLS
    MADRID, Spain - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian linked to al-Qaida and suspected of heading a terrorist network in Iraq (news - web sites), is now believed to have been the brains behind the deadly Madrid railway attacks, a French private investigator told The Associated Press on Friday. Investigator Jean-Charles Brisard said Spanish officials told him some suspects held in the March 11 attacks were in contact with al-Zarqawi as recently as a month or two before the bombings, which killed 190 people and wounded more than 1,800. "They believe today he was the mastermind," Brisard, who is probing the...
  • Terror Strike! Madrid-

    03/11/2004 1:38:57 PM PST · by backhoe · 107 replies · 1,961+ views
    various FR links | 03-11-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy Al-Qaeda Claims Responsibility3-11-04 | AP Purported Qaeda Letter Claims Spain Bombings-Paper Spain: Van, Detonators, Quran Tapes Found FROM HAARETZ AQ Casablanca bombings,2933,89442,00.html AQ Jakarta Marriot hotel bombing (US Embassy had 20 rooms, but cancelled 4 hours prior after warning) NYC already beefing up security in the wake of Madrid bombings: Madrid Bombs Don't Match ETA Style - Europol Head (Update: AQ Claims Attack)Yahoo News/ Reuters ^ | March 11 , 2004 | Yahoo News/ Reuters (BREAKING) ARABIC TAPE AND DETONATORS FOUND IN VAN IN MADRID - SPANISH MINISTERReuters ^ |...
  • Winning the war, losing the debate [Weapons inspector Ekeus' criticizes war's second-guessers]

    02/13/2004 12:02:42 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 6 replies · 499+ views
    WORLD ^ | 2/21/04 | Mindy Belz
    In an exclusive WORLD interview, the longest-serving UN weapons inspector for Iraq, ROLF EKEUS, blames himself for caving in to international pressure and letting Saddam off the hook, blames Bill Clinton for making it harder to keep an eye on WMD development, and blames George W. Bush for focusing on WMD "hardware" rather than "software." Yet his toughest words are for those who would second-guess the war. Such critics, he says, trivialize "a major threat to international peace and security" In a terse pause to an otherwise feisty nationally televised address, CIA director George Tenet, speaking at Georgetown University on...
  • fil-american US army specialist Solomon Bangayan buried in hometown today

    01/24/2004 12:06:53 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 1,169+ views ^ | 1 24 04 | Andy Zapata
    HERO’S BURIAL: Gen. John MacDonald, official representative of the US army, hands over the American flag to Helen Therriem, mother of Fil-American US army specialist Solomon Bangayan (inset) who was killed in action in Iraq earlier this month. Bangayan was given the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal as he was buried in his hometown of Sudipen in La Union yesterday.
  • 101st Airborne Division Troops Capture Anti-Coalition Suspects

    01/10/2004 9:25:57 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 2 replies · 316+ views
    DefendAmerica News ^ | Jan. 10, 2003 | unknown
    MOSUL, Iraq, Jan. 9, 2003 -Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) captured six people suspected of anti-coalition activities during pre-dawn raids in northern Iraq Jan. 8, according to U.S. Central Command officials. Officials said an element of the division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team detained five individuals in Ash Shura for attacks on coalition forces and for their connections to making improvised explosive devices. The element confiscated an AK-47 rifle and electrical components that could be used for making the homemade bombs. In Mosul, officials said 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment detained a man wanted for the sale of...
  • Has the President Gone on a "Spending Spree"?

    01/07/2004 7:21:47 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 26 replies · 550+ views ^ | 1/7/04 | Ryan
    Has the President Gone on a "Spending Spree"? Only if you think that withdrawing from the war and surrendering the world to Osama bin Laden is a viable option. A lot of conservatives have been on a tear lately (myself included). Every time you turn around, someone is screaming about government spending and the there are those who are more than happy to exploit the confusion surrounding spending issues to erode support for the President. The San Francisco Chronicle recently put out a hit piece attempting to spin the spending numbers in a way that makes the President seem like...
  • Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War.(book review)

    12/27/2003 7:41:11 AM PST · by Valin · 2 replies · 360+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | January/February 2004 | Lawrence D. Freedman
    Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War. Norman Friedman. Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 2003, 304 pp. $29.95 The frustrations of occupying Iraq have obscured the short, sharp military campaign with which the United States and the United Kingdom seized the country in the first place. Although Saddam Hussein's regime was rotten and inept, it did have a defense strategy, which coalition forces beat through well-planned variations in the pace and character of their attack: moving on the ground without waiting for the air offensive to finish; adjusting quickly to resistance in the south; gradually isolating opposition in Basra...
  • Laurie Mylroie to be on C-SPAN Shortly (9:00-10:00 AM, EDT)

    12/24/2003 5:51:57 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 99 replies · 671+ views
    C-Span.Org ^ | 12-24-03 | Laurie Mylroie
    Laurie Mylroie will appear on C-SPAN's Washington Journal (9:00-10:00 AM, EDT) today, Dec 24, to discuss her book, "Bush vs. the Beltway" and other Iraq-related issues. You may tune in on the internet if you can't access it on television: They usually re-air Morning Journal in case you miss it the first time. You may check the web site for the c-span schedule in your area.
  • Iraq patrol yields blasts, prisoners (URBAN WARFARE UP CLOSE WITH INFANTRY)

    12/19/2003 9:35:09 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 3 replies · 384+ views ^ | December 19, 2003 | Bill Johnson
    We are headed out on patrol with the infantry tonight. The Bradley fighting vehicle arrives, and its rear door lowers slowly to the street. We scramble up the ramp, take a seat and rumble away. Our armored vehicle triggers a massive traffic snarl, but no one - not even horn-loving Iraqis - dares honk at a Bradley. The men of the 1st Battalion, Eighth Infantry Regiment, have been after us all week to come watch them work. They are the trigger-pullers of Third Brigade Combat Team based in Denver's Fort Carson, hard men who do the dirtiest of the dirty...
  • Teenager becomes intel resource for U.S. soldiers

    12/16/2003 7:01:01 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies · 1,202+ views
    KRT Wire ^ | 16 December 2003 | By SUDARSAN RAGHAVAN
    Jassem Muhammed Hussin, 14, is staying with the soldiers of Dragon Co. 113 ACR who have taken the boy, nicknamed Stevo, under their protection. David P. Gilkey, Detroit Free PressDRAGON BASE, Iraq - Outside the barbed-wire fence of this remote, sand-swept U.S. military base along the Syrian border, Jassem Hussin, 14, gestured and muttered softly in Arabic. His father was a key figure in a guerrilla cell that was killing American soldiers, he said. Jassem wanted him arrested. The GI on guard duty radioed his superiors. Military intelligence - key to fighting the insurgency in Iraq - can come...
  • Stryker Vehicle Destroyed

    12/13/2003 7:57:05 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 69 replies · 3,909+ views
    komo news ^ | 13 December 2003 | KOMO Staff
    TIKRIT, IRAQ - A roadside bomb destroyed a Stryker vehicle with the Fort Lewis Stryker Brigade. A scout platoon on a reconnaissance mission south of Tikrit ran over what the military calls an improvised explosive device. The soldiers inside got out safely but the 19 ton vehicle caught fire and burned out of control. "There was a small explosion, and the engine caught fire. The soldiers inside got out and tried to put the fire out but it got out of control and started setting off the ammunition," said ABC news producer in Iraq, Mike Gudgell. One soldier in the...
  • U-S troops kill senior Saddam Fedayeen officer, his neighbors say

    12/10/2003 6:42:56 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies · 749+ views ^ | 10 December 2003 | AP
    Mosul, Iraq-AP -- Neighbors of a senior officer in an Iraqi paramilitary group say U-S soldiers shot and killed the man at his home in Mosul (MOH'-sul) today. The U-S Army confirms there were raids in the area, but it's refused to comment on the reported death. Two of the man's neighbors says U-S troops stormed his house, and shooting was later heard. They also say he was a member of Saddam Fedayeen, a group believed to be taking part in attacks against U-S occupation forces in Iraq. The house was locked this afternoon. There were several bullet holes in...
  • U.S. army digs up arms "candy shop"

    12/10/2003 6:52:25 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 51 replies · 710+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 11 December 2003 | By Robin Pomeroy
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. forces have arrested three men suspected of heading Iraqi rebel cells in their homes and say they seized a cache of weapons big enough to launch 50 guerrilla attacks. In the front garden of one of the two houses raided in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit in the early hours of Thursday, soldiers dug up a hoard of rifles, grenades and explosives that the commanding officer described as "a Fedayeen candy shop". "This is mission-oriented. This is stuff they dole out," said Lieutenant Colonel Steve Russell of the U.S. Fourth Infantry Division. "They are...
  • vs. TastyManatees- Weblogs Awards Anti-War is in the lead over TastyManatees! Vote!

    12/07/2003 11:47:53 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 17 replies · 732+ views
    Tasty Manatees ^ | 12/7/03 | Ryan
    Vote for Tasty Manatees, Don't Let win! Please take ten seconds to click on this link to the 2003 Weblog Awards and vote for Tasty Manatees. Apparently, Tasty Manatees is listed in the "Crawly Amphibians" category for some reason. I would really feel discouraged if more people voted for over Tasty Manatees! [2nd Update- has more votes for best blog than Tasty Manatees. Currently, about 1 in 15 of you are actually hitting the link and voting. Understandable, but please take ten seconds to make a statement that you do not agree with the rants of the...
  • U.S. Using 'Show of Force' Tactics (GETTING THE JOB DONE !!!)

    12/03/2003 7:26:57 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies · 859+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003. | By Andrew Hammond (Reuters)
    HAWIJA, Iraq -- When U.S. soldiers found explosives in the house of Aziz Abdel-Wahhab and his elderly wife during a raid in the Iraqi town of Hawija, they proposed swift and direct punishment -- demolishing the building. "This house is the heart of terrorism and if you're going to harbor terrorism, we're going to remove you from the community," said First Lieutenant Steve Brignoli, explaining the order to destroy the one-story stone house in a Hawija suburb. "This will be a show of force to embolden the local authorities." The explosives were found during a major operation by the 173rd...
  • WE CALLED THEM TRAITORS...and everyone laughed

    11/17/2003 8:58:18 PM PST · by TomAdkinsCC · 67 replies · 3,873+ views ^ | 11/16/03 | Tom Adkins 11/16/03 --> "WE CALLED THEM TRAITORS"...and everyone laughed... by Tom Adkins. For years, conservatives claimed liberals were bent on destroying the United States. We suspected they were willing to ruin lives, even actively ruin America to gain political power and turn America into a socialist state. We called them traitors. And everyone laughed. We said liberals were anti-American. We said they were traitors. And we watched the evidence mount. The Rosenbergs. Whitaker Chambers. The Church Commission. The counter culture. So-called “peace protesters.” Jane Fonda. Jimmy Carter’s arrogant socialist smile. The pro-Sandinista Congress. We called them traitors. And everyone laughed....
  • Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers

    11/03/2003 1:27:31 PM PST · by Agitate · 73 replies · 1,495+ views
    The John Conyers Website ^ | 11/3/2003 | agitate
    Apology to Muslims and censure of Boykin: Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Rep. John Conyers Please write your congressional representative about Resolution H. Res. 419, introduced by Representative John Conyers (D-MI). Click here for the link. The language concerning “religiously intolerant remarks” amounts to censorship of Christian, as well as other beliefs. The resolution is a knee-jerk reaction to Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin’s exercise of Free Speech and Freedom of Religion in his own church. Proposing such a bill is the worst kid of appeasement to a group that is aggressively intolerant to non-Muslims around the...
  • We're not losing anymore - ( Long read )

    11/03/2003 10:21:23 AM PST · by UnklGene · 40 replies · 832+ views ^ | November 3, 2003 | Brian C. Anderson
    We're Not Losing Anymore - New media give conservatives a fighting chance in the culture wars. BY BRIAN C. ANDERSON Monday, November 3, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST The left's near monopoly over the institutions of opinion and information--which long allowed liberal opinion makers to sweep aside ideas and beliefs they disagreed with, as if they were beneath argument--is skidding to a startlingly swift halt. The transformation has gone far beyond the rise of conservative talk radio, which, ever since Rush Limbaugh's debut 15 years ago, has chipped away at the power of the New York Times, the networks and the...
  • Raid kills 22 Taliban, Al Qaeda: U.S. civilians die in Afghan battle

    10/28/2003 5:30:05 AM PST · by Coop · 39 replies · 841+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/28/03 | Jamie McIntyre/Elise Labott
    <p>KABUL, Afghanistan -- At least 22 fighters from the ousted Taliban regime and al Qaeda network were killed in an aerial assault by U.S.-led forces in southeastern Paktika province, according to Reuters..</p> <p>Air support was called in on Tuesday after a group of Taliban and al Qaeda fugitives fired rockets and heavy machine-guns on a base used by U.S.-led troops and their Afghan allies in Shkin, near the Pakistan border, on Saturday, said Paktika province govenor Mohammad Ali Jalali.</p>
  • Rumsfeld's war-on-terror memo

    10/22/2003 4:17:49 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 57 replies · 3,026+ views
    <p>The questions I posed to combatant commanders this week were: Are we winning or losing the Global War on Terror? Is DoD changing fast enough to deal with the new 21st century security environment? Can a big institution change fast enough? Is the USG changing fast enough?</p>
  • Is Syria Next? [Leftist Apology for Murderers of Americans]

    10/21/2003 8:15:13 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 16 replies · 542+ views
    The Nation ^ | 10/16/03 | Editors
    Is Syria Next?[from the November 3, 2003 issue] Shortly after 9/11, the government received an extraordinary gift of hundreds of files on Al Qaeda, crucial data on the activities of radical Islamist cells throughout the Middle East and Europe and intelligence about future terrorist plans. These dossiers did not come from Israel or Saudi Arabia, whose kingdom appeared more concerned at the time with securing safe passage for members of the bin Laden family living in the United States, but--as Seymour Hersh revealed in the July 28 New Yorker--from Syria. One CIA analyst told Hersh, "the quality and quantity of...
  • How conflicts between the Administration and the CIA marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

    10/20/2003 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 51 replies · 4,434+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 10/20/03 | Seymour Hersh
    Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The committee is concentrating on the last ten years’ worth of reports by the C.I.A. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told me, are disquieting. “The intelligence community made all kinds of errors and handled things sloppily,” he said. The problems range from a lack of quality control to different agencies’ reporting contradictory assessments at the same time. One finding, the official went...
  • Malaysian PM´s Speech Also Outlines Plan To Destroy Israel

    10/20/2003 5:58:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 643+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Oct 19, '03
    In the rush to condemn the Malaysian Prime Minister's overt anti-Semitism, some say that the speech's most important aspect has been overlooked. In the rush to condemn the Malaysian Prime Minister's overt anti-Semitism [see related article], some say that the speech's most important aspect has been overlooked. Although Mahathir mentioned the problems and infighting of Moslems all over the world numerous times, he named only one place specifically - that which he called Palestine - and hinted at a scheme to resolve the issue once and for all. He said, "For well over half a century we have fought over...
  • Americans Are Losing The Peace In Europe

    10/17/2003 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Weimdog · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Life Magazine ^ | January 7, 1946 | John Dos Passos
    We are in a cabin deep down below decks on a Navy ship jam-packed with troops that’s pitching and creaking its way across the Atlantic in a winter gale. There is a man in every bunk. There’s a man wedged into every corner. There’s a man in every chair. The air is dense with cigarette smoke and with the staleness of packed troops and sour wool. “Don’t think I’m sticking up for the Germans,” puts in the lanky young captain in the upper berth, “but…” “To hell with the Germans,” says the broad-shouldered dark lieutenant. “It’s what our boys have...
  • Gaza bomb kills 3 Americans

    10/15/2003 8:26:59 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 3 replies · 427+ views ^ | 10/15/03 | Chris Burns and Elise Labott
    <p>GAZA CITY (CNN) --A bomb went off underneath a convoy carrying U.S. diplomats in Gaza Wednesday, killing three American members of a security detail and injuring another in an unprecedented attack, U.S. officials said.</p> <p>"We're shocked by this latest terrorist outrage," said U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.</p>