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  • U.S. derision hampers war, boosts enemy

    07/06/2007 7:38:16 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 21 replies · 687+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 07/03/2007 | Kevin Ferris
    Best-selling author Robert "Buzz" Patterson isn't subtle when it comes to titles. The first book by the talk-radio host, a retired Air Force colonel and one-time White House military aide, was "Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security." This week sees the release of "War Crimes: The Left's Campaign to Destroy Our Military and Lose the War on Terror." That lack of subtlety continues inside: "At their nation's time of need in this global ideological battle, the American Left has climbed into bed with our enemies," he writes. "They demoralize our brave men...
  • Democrats find accord on war bill

    03/26/2007 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mar. 23, 2007 | Jonathan Weisman
    "..To many in the anti-Iraq war movement, the liberal opposition to the bill was as maddening as it was mystifying. ?You really have two options here: One is that you can vote for a change of course here and say we?re going to find a way out of Iraq, or, two, you can vote against it and hand George Bush a victory,? said Jon Soltz, an Iraq war veteran and co-founder of the anti-Iraq war VoteVets.org . ?It doesn?t make sense to me. George Bush got us into the war. They have challenged him on everything. Why would they give...
  • Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein once claimed he helped found Clinton Foundation (tr)

    10/12/2016 8:04:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Jul 7, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Lawyers for billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein once claimed he co-founded the Clinton Foundation as they touted his relationship with the former president during plea negotiations. In an attempt to boost Epstein's image before he was sentenced for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution in 2008, his attorneys tried to emphasize his close ties with Bill Clinton, Fox News reports. A July 2007 letter to the South Florida State U.S. Attorney's office, written by lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Gerald Lefcourt, claimed that Epstein had been part of the original group that set up the Foundation's Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on...
  • Pakistani cleric offers surrender terms at mosque

    07/05/2007 2:08:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 445+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/5/07 | Augustine Anthony
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani cleric holed up in an Islamabad mosque said on Thursday he and his student followers were willing to surrender, after three days of violence in which 19 people have died. But authorities rejected his offer, saying his attempt to attach conditions was unacceptable and insisting he release women and children human shields. Violence erupted outside the Red Mosque, or Lal Masjid, in the capital on Tuesday after a months-long stand-off between the authorities and the Taliban-supporting clerics and their thousands of followers, some of them armed. There were intermittent clashes and several loud explosions through...
  • Inside the Red Mosque

    07/12/2007 1:43:42 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies · 1,116+ views
    BBC World News ^ | Thursday, 12 July 2007 | BBC News
    The bullet-riddled walls and roofs of the Red Mosque's interior tell the story of a fierce battle. The mosque, located in a central district of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, was stormed by troops two days ago to clear out Islamic militants holed up inside. The government says 10 soldiers, one policeman and 75 militants were killed in the fighting and the week-long standoff that preceded the final assault. For six months, the halls and rooms of Jamia Hafsa, a women's seminary inside the mosque, were home to a new breed of Islamic hardliners - women clad from head to toe...
  • FBI monitors Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat at Masjid Al-Falah Queens New York

    09/15/2009 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 695+ views
    Bill Warner - blog ^ | July 11, 2009 | Posted by Bill Warner
    SNIPPET: "The Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) name has come up before in connection with terrorism plots, including the October 2002 Portland Seven and the September 2002 Lackawanna Six cases in the United States, as well as the August 2006 plot to bomb airliners en route from London to the United States, the July 7, 2005, London Underground bombings and the July 2007 attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland. Over the past several years we also have received several queries about TJ from U.S. law enforcement officials who are concerned about the group’s presence and activities in the United States. U.S....
  • Ten police dead in Pakistan blast

    07/06/2008 8:03:04 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 150+ views
    BBC ^ | July 6, 2008
    Ten police dead in Pakistan blast July 6, 2008 At least 10 policemen have been killed in an apparent suicide bomb attack in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, officials have said. The attack came on the first anniversary of a deadly siege at the city's Red Mosque, in which more than 100 people were killed during fighting. The mosque was stormed by Pakistani troops to evict militants who had taken sanctuary within its complex. Police had been deployed at a rally being held near the mosque on Sunday. "The blast happened 15 minutes after the meeting dispersed. A heavy contingent of...
  • Pakistan - Thousands of Islamists commemorate the storming of the Red Mosque

    07/06/2008 2:07:07 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 187+ views
    ATS Swiss News Agency via translation | July 6, 2008
    via translation - Thousands of Islamists commemorate the storming of the Red Mosque Thousands of Islamist radicals gathered in Islamabad to celebrate the first anniversary of the bloody storming of the Red Mosque. The capital of Pakistan is placed under high surveillance. Many demonstrators deemed close to the Taliban and Al Qaeda brandissaient black flags and slogans scandaient paying tribute to the "martyrs" of the headquarters of the Red Mosque. The police established a security perimeter around the mosque, inaccessible by car, with son barbed wire and search pedestrians in the search for possible weapons. "We demand to act against...
  • March of the Burkha brigade: Women lead the charge in bloody clashes

    07/03/2007 5:18:50 PM PDT · by fanfan · 19 replies · 754+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 4th July 2007 | LAURA CLARK
    Like some secretive, sinister army they march on their target. With only eyes visible behind black burkhas, scores of women wielding bamboo poles descend on a police checkpoint in the Pakistan capital of Islamabad. Backed by armed male students, they snatched weapons and took four officials hostage, triggering a gun battle that left at least nine people dead and 140 wounded. As the bullets flew, many of the women took to rooftops to shout anti- Government slogans. Students set fire to two government offices and torched dozens of cars outside. There were even loudspeaker calls for suicide attacks on the...
  • Brainwashed children plead to die as martyrs in Red Mosque siege

    07/07/2007 4:50:48 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies · 767+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/8/2007 | Dean Nelson, Islamabad
    SAIMA KHAN wants to die a martyr. Life is transient, she told her father in a telephone call last week, and the real glory is to sacrifice it for Allah. Her statement would be alarming at any age, but Saima is only 10. As she spoke, rifle shots rang out, the acrid smell of tear gas drifted over Islamabad and hundreds of troops surrounded the pro-Taliban Red Mosque, a religious school complex in the heart of Pakistan’s capital where Saima was among hundreds of children being held as virtual hostages in a stand-off between militants and the government. Saima and...
  • Islamic Militants In Pakistan Set Afire Offices Of (Earthquake) Aid Agencies

    07/11/2007 7:00:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 583+ views
    The Hindu News ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | The Hiindu News
    Islamic militants in Pak. set afire offices of aid agencies Karachi, July 10 (PTI): Enraged Islamic militants set on fire offices of two international aid agencies working in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province today in retaliation to the military action against militants in the Lal Masjid. Local residents said that around 100 people, some of them armed, had come down from villages in the mountains surrounding Batgram town near Mansehra and attacked the offices of 'Care International' and the 'French Red Cross' and set the big tents on fire. The aid agencies were working in the area for the survivors...
  • Eight top terrorists inside Lal Masjid’

    07/08/2007 10:32:47 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1,304+ views
    Daily Times - Pakistan ^ | Monday, July 09, 2007 | Staff Report
    ISLAMABAD: Eight “high value terrorists” wanted by Pakistan and other countries are holed up inside Lal Masjid, while another was killed by security forces in the ongoing operation, Religious Affairs Minister Ejazul Haq said on Sunday. “Nine suspected terrorists said to be far more dangerous and harmful than Al Qaeda and Taliban operatives were hiding inside the mosque compound,” Haq told a press conference here. Haq said that the militants and not Abdul Rashid Ghazi, Lal Masjid’s deputy chief cleric, were controlling the mosque. “The militants are holding children and Ghazi hostage,” he said. He said that about 500 male...
  • Cleric in radical Pakistan mosque killed (Abdul Rashid Ghazi, public face of pro-Taliban Red Mosque)

    07/10/2007 9:30:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 845+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/07 | Zarar Khan - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A radical cleric whose besieged mosque sought to impose strict Islamic morality on the Pakistani capital was killed Tuesday after refusing to respond to troops who demanded his surrender, officials said. About 50 militants and eight soldiers died when the military stormed the sprawling Red Mosque compound. Abdul Rashid Ghazi, the public face of the pro-Taliban mosque that challenged the government's writ in Islamabad, had vowed to die rather than give himself up. An army official said Ghazi had received bullet wounds and when he was told to surrender, he gave no reply. Commandos then fired another...
  • Bin Laden’s deputy behind the Red Mosque bloodbath

    07/14/2007 7:10:32 PM PDT · by Dog · 42 replies · 1,565+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | July 15 2007 | Dean Nelson, Islamabad and Ghulam Hasnain
    AL-QAEDA’S leadership secretly directed the Islamic militants whose armed revolt at the Red Mosque in Islamabad ended last week with more than 100 deaths after it was stormed by the Pakistan army. According to senior intelligence officials, the troops who finally took control discovered letters from Osama Bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. They were written to Abdul Rashid Ghazi and Abdul Aziz, the brothers who ran the mosque and adjacent madrasah. Government sources said up to 18 foreign fighters � including Uzbeks, Egyptians and several Afghans � had arrived weeks before the final shootout and set up firing ranges to...
  • 'I Hoped To Be A Glorious Martyr'

    07/20/2007 10:40:05 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 29 replies · 991+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/18/07 | Rafia Riaz
    'I Hoped To Be A Glorious Martyr' A woman who was inside Islamabad's Red Mosque when it was stormed by Pakistani troops on 10 July has given the BBC one of the first accounts of the final hours of the siege. Unwilling to be named, the survivor said she was not held hostage by militants inside. More than 100 people died in the army operation - she was one of only 30 women to walk out alive after soldiers went in. Following are excerpts from the interview with Rafia Riaz of the BBC's Urdu service. ..."They asked me to come...
  • Pakistan - Islamic militants occupy Red Mosque again

    07/27/2007 2:42:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 28 replies · 696+ views
    AFP via translation | July 27, 2007
    ALARM - the islamist ones again in the Red mosque with Islamabad ISLAMABAD - Islamist militants occupied Friday the Rouge mosque of Islamabad which had just reopened two weeks after the attack strapping of the Pakistani army counters the fundamentalist ones armed which had been cut off there, indicated a journalist of AFP on the spot and organizes it.
  • 600 ‘suicide bombers’ lurking in twin cities (Pakistan)

    07/28/2007 5:53:09 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 46 replies · 1,956+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Sharif Khan
    “Around 600 students of Jamia Hafsa and Jamia Fareedia have not returned to their homes after the Lal Masjid operation. These are the people called ‘missing students’ and they are hiding in madrassas and mosques in and around the two cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi. They are walking bombs and are determined to blow themselves up any time, anywhere,” said a source directly involved in the ongoing investigation of suicide blasts in the country.Lal Masjid prayer leader Maulana Abdul Aziz said that five to six hundred students of the two madrassas had been trained, equipped and brainwashed to carry out suicide...
  • Al-Qaeda linked to operations from Iran

    07/06/2007 6:19:21 PM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 586+ views
    Financial Times via Drudge Report ^ | July 6, 2007 | Stephen Fidler in London
    Evidence that Iranian territory is being used as a base by al-Qaeda to help in terrorist operations in Iraq and elsewhere is growing, say western officials. It is not clear how much the al-Qaeda operation, described by one official as a money and communications hub, is being tolerated or encouraged by the Iranian government, they said. The group’s operatives, who link the al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan with their disciples in Iraq, the Levant and North Africa, move with relative freedom in the country, they said. The officials said the creation of some kind of al-Qaeda hub in Iran appears to...
  • Saddam's deputy tells his followers Americans are facing defeat in Iraq (al-Douri)

    07/08/2007 10:46:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 685+ views
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD: An audiotape said to be of Saddam Hussein's deputy said his group will keep fighting until the last foreign soldier withdraws from Iraq, saying the Americans are being defeated. The audiotape purportedly from Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was obtained by The Associated Press in Baghdad on Sunday. It was impossible to determine its authenticity, but several Iraqis familiar with al-Douri's voice said they believed it from his. It was also unclear when the audiotape was made but the comments referred to Saddam as a "martyr." He was hanged Dec. 30 for his role in the deaths of more...
  • Saddam VP's hideout found

    12/07/2007 12:44:32 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 86 replies · 114+ views
    Saddam VP's hideout found 07/12/2007 16:07 - (SA) Baghdad - Security forces stormed a hideout belonging to Izzet al-Douri, the former Iraqi vice president under Saddam Hussein, in a village near Tikrit, 170km north of Baghdad, an Iraqi official said on Friday. They broke into the hideout based on confirmed intelligence that al-Douri was using it to hold meetings with his aides, said the source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The forces did not find al-Douri, but seized documents with information on the al-Qaeda terrorist network and other militias, their activities and the techniques used to conduct their...