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  • Top network issues surreal memo: Don't refer to Hamas as 'terrorists'

    10/09/2023 8:07:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    WND News Center ^ | October 8, 2023 | Joe Kovacs
    A major broadcaster in North America is reportedly instructing its journalists not to refer to Hamas attackers as "terrorists." ... Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, or CBC, which issued an internal memo over the weekend in the wake of Hamas' onslaught of killings and kidnappings in Israel, with more than 700 murdered and at least 2,300 wounded. ... written by CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corp) employee George Achi instructing reporters to: 1. not to mention Gaza has not been occupied since 2005. 2. not refer to Palestinian terrorists as terrorists.. ... do not describe 2005 as 'the end of the occupation' as Israel...
  • Ike Was Right: The Military-Industrial Complex Has Become a Serious Problem

    01/26/2023 8:22:13 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 25, 2023 | KEVIN DOWNEY JR
    In his last few days as President, Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a televised speech in which he warned the nation about the dangers of .. the “military-industrial complex” (MIC). ... Eisenhower wisely delivered his speech warning the nation about the MIC when he was leaving office .. not wanting to anger the CIA. ... written for Facui. Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the...
  • The missing photo of Hitler and the Mufti of Jerusalem. ( Holocaust Museum )

    11/29/2021 8:24:36 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Nov 27 , 2021 | Shalom Pollack ,
    When Yad Vashem exhibits were redone, a telling photo was not returned to the prominent position it had had before. Why not? ... a notorious Nazi SS general, a leading Muslim cleric and the father of a nation - all in one. This person is Haj Amin al Husseini. Husseini was the powerful patriarch of the leading Arab clan in Palestine in the first half of the twentieth century. He used his political power and religious influence for his life's motif - the murder of Jews. ... in 1929, there was no Zionist "apartheid occupation”, no "occupied territories" nor "settlers";...
  • Swedish church to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles in ISIS-controlled Iraq

    08/05/2016 9:36:42 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Aug 5, 2016 | James Macintyre
    A major evangelical free church in Sweden is preparing to use drones to drop thousands of Bibles into areas of Iraq controlled by Islamic State.
  • Mosul siege stalled as Iraqi army once again flees when bullets fly, say sources

    04/07/2016 11:48:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Hollie Mckay
    The much-awaited liberation of Mosul from ISIS stalled late last month almost as soon as bullets flew, when Iraqi government troops once again fled from the black-clad terrorist army, members of the broad coalition poised to retake the key city told FoxNews.com this week. The Iraqi army, which was heavily criticized for abandoning posts – and weapons – as ISIS moved in on Mosul in June of 2014, had begun taking small villages on the outskirts after Baghdad announced the campaign March 24. But the liberation effort, which was to include Shia and Sunni militias, Kurds, Christians and Yazidis with...
  • 'Two and a Half Front War' is well under way

    03/05/2016 6:38:58 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | March 4 2016 | Jonathan Marcus
    The war in Syria has not gone away, but the efforts to bring about a cessation of hostilities have succeeded in bringing about a partial lull in the fighting... While much of the world's attention has been on Syria there have been significant developments in Iraq; some key pointers to important new capabilities being deployed; and more indications that preparations are under way to extend the anti-IS campaign to Libya. For all the drama, hyperbole and tension of the nominating process in the US presidential race, what is happening now in Syria, Iraq and Libya is of crucial significance. Events...
  • Iraqi Kurd Fighters Take Sinjar Back From ISIS

    12/21/2014 11:40:43 PM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 21, 2014| | Anugrah Kumar
    Iraqi Kurd Fighters Take Sinjar Back From ISIS (Photo: Reuters/Azad Lashkari) A convoy of Kurdish peshmerga fighters drive through Arbil after leaving a base in northern Iraq, on their way to the Syrian town of Kobani, October 28, 2014. By Anugrah Kumar December 21, 2014|9:38 am Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have announced that they've taken the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State militants in a battle months after tens of thousands of minority Yazidis had to flee their homes while others remained trapped after the town's capture by the terrorists.The Kurd soldiers, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, Saturday reached...
  • Exclusive: U.S. may significantly hike number of troops in Iraq - sources

    11/07/2014 11:13:52 AM PST · by combat_boots · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/7/2014 | ---
    Reuters article. Please see link.
  • US to Make Peshmerga into Professional Army

    09/11/2014 8:11:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 11.09.2014 | Hoshmand Sadiq
    Peshmerga forces currently fighting IS Militants in Northern Iraq News / Kurdistan US to Make Peshmerga into Professional Army 11.09.2014 Hoshmand Sadiq BasNews, Erbil   The Kurdish Peshmerga Ministry has said that US support in the Kurdistan Region will not end wih sending weapons and military equipment.   The United State plans to make the Peshmerga forces into a professional Army.   “Beside sending military equipment, arming Peshmerga forces and carrying out air strikes against the IS insurgents. The US has agreed to help make Peshmerga forces into a professional army similar to other developed countries through training and...
  • Iraq conflict: Forty Indians abducted in Mosul

    06/18/2014 8:33:29 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 June 2014
    India has confirmed that 40 of its citizens have been kidnapped in the violence-hit Iraqi city of Mosul. The men were construction workers, a ministry of external affairs spokesman said. India had not received any ransom demand, he added. A 24-hour helpline has been set up for the families and a special envoy is being sent to Baghdad. On Tuesday, the government said it was in touch with 46 Indian nurses stranded in a hospital in Tikrit. Tikrit and Mosul are under the control of the militant Sunni group ISIS. They are among a number of Iraqi towns and cities...
  • Report: Obama Didn’t Want to Take Photos With the US Troops in Iraq

    01/12/2012 5:20:55 PM PST · by blueyon · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/12/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Another revolting disclosure… A new book by Michael Hastings, The Operators, reveals that Barack Obama did not want to take photos with the US troops in Iraq. Buzz Feed reported: After the talk, out of earshot from the soldiers and diplomats, he starts to complain. He starts to act very un-Obamalike, according to a U.S. embassy official who helped organize the trip in Baghdad. He’s asked to go out to take a few more pictures with soldiers and embassy staffers. He’s asked to sign copies of his book. “He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was...
  • Airman From Battle Creek Area Killed in Iraq

    09/16/2010 11:53:35 PM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sep 16, 2010 | Dan Krauth
    CALHOUN COUNTY — Family members of James or "Jimmy" Hansen are remembering the Senior Airman as a dedicated worker who loved his family and loved music. The graduate of Athens High School in the Battle Creek area was killed on Wednesday when some type of a controlled explosion took place on their base in Iraq. The soldier's brother Rich tells FOX 17 News, "something went wrong" when some captured bombs were being detonated with a friend. The family was flying to Philadelphia Thursday afternoon to get specific answers from military officials.
  • A Message to HP Support

    05/07/2010 9:19:05 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 30 replies · 1,286+ views
    YouTube ^ | unknown | unknown
    This soldier in Iraq had an HP printer which quit working. He contacted HP tech support for help to fix it. HP told the soldier that he would have to pay them for the advice. Watch this 60 second video for his response to them.
  • Opening arguments begin in court-martial of Navy SEAL in Iraq

    04/21/2010 3:43:14 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies · 589+ views
    Pilot online ^ | 4/21/10 | Lara Jakes
    Opening arguments began Wednesday in the court-martial of a Navy SEAL accused in the abuse of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the killings in 2004 of four U.S. private security contractors. Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, wearing his blue Navy uniform, appeared in a military courtroom at the Victory Base Camp outside Baghdad to answer charges of dereliction of duty and impeding an official investigation. He has pleaded not guilty.
  • Man of Letters Captain Whitten was my student.

    03/13/2010 7:15:32 AM PST · by MTank50 · 3 replies · 262+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 03-03-10 | Elizabeth D. Samet
    Recieved this in an e-mail form Jack Ruffer, USMC, Retired, he explained, Below, from the Early Bird, is an obituary for a fallen soldier written the way an obituary should be written. Amen for Elizabeth Samet. For those less poetically inclined, her starting sentence is a play on the last verse of T.S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men.
  • Iraq Executes 'Chemical Ali'

    01/25/2010 5:13:24 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 15 replies · 809+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-25-10 | The Wall Street Journal
    Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, who was hanged Monday, ordered the infamous poison gas attack on the northern Iraqi Kurdish village of Halabja in 1988 that killed 5,000 people and earned him the chilling moniker "Chemical Ali." Mr. Majid was executed a week after he received his fourth death sentence on Jan. 17, the final one for the Halabja attack. He bore a striking resemblance to Mr. Hussein and was one of the most brutal members of the dictator's inner circle. The general led sweeping military campaigns in the 1980s and 1990s that claimed tens of thousands of lives–wiping...
  • At Least 36 Killed in Baghdad Suicide Bombing [Is Obama Losing Iraq?]

    01/25/2010 7:46:01 AM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 1,022+ views
    NBCNews ^ | January 25, 2010
    At Least 36 Killed in Baghdad Suicide Bombings More than 80 wounded in attacks near three popular hotels, police say BREAKING NEWS NBC News and news services BAGHDAD - Three car bombs exploded Monday near three Baghdad hotels popular with Western journalists and businessmen, killing at least 36 people and wounding scores more, Iraqi police said. The first explosion struck at about 3:40 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sheraton Hotel, toppling high concrete blast walls protecting the site and damaging a number of buildings along the Abu Nawas esplanade across the Tigris River from the Green Zone, two...
  • Obama is a Real Chickenhawk

    11/15/2009 11:47:33 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 7 replies · 551+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 11-15-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Remember when they called Bush a chickenhawk. Democrats, "antiwar" protesters, liberals, leftists and Bush haters in general continuously said President Bush was a "chickenhaw" a term that denotes someone who favors war - as long as someone else is doing the fighting. Far left groups like CodePink...
  • Iraqi army to get US battle tanks

    03/07/2009 8:39:54 PM PST · by Flavius · 11 replies · 601+ views
    afp ^ | 3/7/09 | af[
    AGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq will receive 140 Abrams battle tanks from the United States to bolster its new forces, the US army said on Saturday. The Iraqi army had taken "a major step in the force modernisation of its armoured units with the recent procurement of 140 M1A1SA Abrams main battle tanks," a statement said.
  • Marine convicted of manslaughter in killing of Iraqi soldier [LCpl Holmes]

    12/13/2007 12:30:06 PM PST · by RedRover · 124 replies · 1,716+ views
    North County Times ^ | December 13, 2007 | MARK WALKER
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- A Marine lance corporal was found guilty this morning of negligent homicide and lying to investigators in the stabbing death of Iraqi army private during a fight at a guard station at Camp Fallujah last New Year's eve. Lance Cpl. Delano Holmes showed no visible reaction when the verdict was announced. The 22-year-old Indianapolis native's case was heard by a jury of five enlisted men and three officers over eight days. Holmes faces up to eight years and a dishonorable discharge if sentenced to the maximum punishment on the two convictions. A sentencing hearing for Holmes is...