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  • Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi who pushed Bush to invade Iraq dies

    11/03/2015 3:39:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/03/2015 | Y STEPHEN KALIN AND SAIF HAMEED
    Ahmed Chalabi, the smooth-talking Iraqi politician who pushed Washington to invade Iraq in 2003 with discredited information on Saddam Hussein's military capabilities, died on Tuesday of an apparent heart attack. Haitham al-Jabouri, secretary of parliament's financial panel that Chalabi had chaired, said attendants had found him dead in his bed in his Baghdad home. A news flash on Iraqi state television said the cause was a heart attack. A secular Shi'ite, Chalabi rose to prominence as leader of the then-exiled Iraqi National Congress, which played a major role in encouraging the U.S. administration of former President George W. Bush to...
  • We Drove Saddam’s Yellowcake to the Baghdad Airport

    11/03/2014 8:51:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2014 | Carter Andress
    As someone who led the company that transported 550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium—enough to make fourteen Hiroshima-size bombs—from Saddam’s nuclear complex in the Iraq War’s notorious “Triangle of Death” for air shipment out of the country, I know Baathist Iraq’s WMD potential existed. In early 2008, we secretly moved over several nights 140 truckloads carrying 5500 barrels of extremely heavy radioactive material provided to Iraq as part of the French-supplied Osiraq reactor destroyed by Israeli fighter bombers in 1981. The virulently anti-Semitic Saddam had announced “here begins the Arab bomb” and the Israelis took him at his word. The...
  • The Book of Proverbs Comes To Life

    12/31/2006 8:14:19 AM PST · by ladyL · 74 replies · 2,454+ views
    Subject: The Book of Proverbs Come to Life Did anybody happen to notice yesterday the picture God painted for us as we watched the events of the day unfold on every news station around the world. The portrait of three men's lives shown clearly through the events of their deaths. One a wise man, one a foolish man and one a wicked man. Three men captured the world's attention by their lives and their deaths. Their funerals spoke volumes about the course of life they had chosen to pursue with the few short years God had granted to them. Yesterday,...
  • Iraqi Tribunal Sentences Saddam Hussein to Hang

    11/05/2006 2:10:07 AM PST · by WorkerbeeCitizen · 25 replies · 1,228+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 05, 2006 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — Saddam Hussein and two other men were convicted and sentenced Sunday to death by hanging for war crimes in the 1982 killings of 148 people in the town of Dujail, as the former leader, trembling, shouted "God is great!" Click here to go to FOXNews.com's Iraq Center. After the verdict was read, Saddam yelled out, "Long live the people and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!" Clashes immediately broke out in north Baghdad's heavily Sunni Azamiyah district.
  • The humiliation was complete.

    12/15/2003 7:56:13 AM PST · by Valin · 14 replies · 138+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 12/15/03 | MARGARET WENTE
    They cornered him like a rat, in a vermin-infested dirt hole. He was all alone. He looked as if he'd been hiding in holes for months. The man who styled himself the modern Saladin had turned into an exhausted, disheveled, helpless old bum. The man who vowed he would never be captured alive surrendered without a single shot. The symbolic impact of this moment could not be more powerful. In the culture of the Middle East, honour matters above all else. And now the tyrant has been exposed as a coward. The people's fear has turned into contempt. "He went...
  • Observers Note Media Suppression of Osama-Saddam Connections

    11/20/2003 6:36:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 93+ views
    Media Research Center | November 20, 2003 | Brent Baker
         Most of the media are suppressing the revelation, in a Weekly Standard story by Stephen Hayes released over the weekend, of a lengthy list compiled by the Defense Department of information gathered by various intelligence agencies about 13 years of connections between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda. ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to mention it while CNN and the New York Times have only cited it briefly in opinion columns or segments, not news stories, and though the Washington Post has reported on it, the paper has devoted nine times more words to a probe of the leak of...
  • Street fighting on road to Baghdad; warplanes bomb southeast to open way for possible second front

    04/01/2003 5:51:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 185+ views
    Associated Press | April 1, 2003 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER and ALEXANDRA ZAVIS
    IN SOUTH-CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) - American soldiers on the road to Baghdad fought bloody street-to-street battles with Iraqi forces loyal to Saddam Hussein while coalition aircraft bombed southeastern Iraq to open the way for a possible new front in the crucial battle for Baghdad. South of the capital, the U.S.-led coalition pounded Iraq's Republican Guard with bombs and missiles in an effort to soften up Saddam's most loyal forces assigned to defend Baghdad. On the ground, U.S. and British soldiers fought fierce battles small groups of Saddam loyalists. Around Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Baghdad, U.S. Army troops...
  • U.S. Warplanes Face Down Iraqi Jet Over Saudi

    03/02/2003 10:39:49 AM PST · by Kev-Head · 36 replies · 362+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun Mar 2, 7:48 AM ET | Mariam Isa
    PRINCE SULTAN AIRBASE, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes were within two minutes of firing at an Iraqi Mig-25 fighter jet when it sneaked into Saudi airspace in an intensifying cat-and-mouse game between Western and Iraqi warplanes, U.S. air force pilots say. The daring probe on Thursday by Iraq's fastest warplane -- a move apparently rarely attempted since the 1991 Gulf War -- indicated Baghdad was willing to take risks to test U.S.-led forces rapidly building up planes and troops in Saudi Arabia. "He came 15-20 miles into Saudi airspace and went nose-to-nose with us at 70,000 feet," F-15C fighter...
  • Soviet Spymaster Kalugin on Bush, Gore, Reagan, Nixon, Saddam, Putin, CIA, China

    01/05/2003 12:56:13 AM PST · by bradactor · 6 replies · 213+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Jan. 4, 2003 | Albert Eisele
    Soviet Spymaster Kalugin on Bush, Gore, Reagan, Nixon, Saddam, Putin, CIA, China Albert Eisele Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003 Oleg Kalugin, former chief of counterintelligence for the KGB, was once a major general who headed the KGB office in Washington. He was stripped of his rank and pension in 1990 after pushing for reforms in the KGB, and was subsequently convicted, in absentia, of high treason. He now heads Intercon International, a Washington-based international business consulting firm, teaches at the Centre for Counterintelligence in suburban Virginia, is a director of the International Spy Museum, and consults for the departments of Defense...
  • Iraq's Crazy Uncle

    11/20/2002 4:23:45 AM PST · by LadyDoc · 3 replies · 211+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11-19-02 | Rufus Jones
    Iraq's Crazy Uncle Joel Soler's documentary looks at Saddam Hussein's foibles. by Rufus Jones 11/19/2002 12:00:00 AM FOR AS LONG as there has been a Saddam Hussein, Saddam scholars have been confronted by a question with no easy answer: just what kind of crazy is he? He reigns by terror at home, while preying on anti-American sentiment among the conflict-averse abroad. So is Saddam calculated-crazy, crazy like the cross-dressing, discharge-seeking Klinger character in "M*A*S*H," crazy like a fox? Or is he certifiable, driving-with-one's-lights-on-dim, two-pence-short-of-a-bob crazy? Some say he evidences that special brand of tin-pot dictator crazy--the kind of crazy that...
  • Here We Go Again - Butter Crème Frosting Shortage Indefinitely Delays Return Of UNSCOM Inspectors

    09/17/2002 8:53:12 AM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 6 replies · 168+ views
    PIpeBombNews.com ^ | September 17, 2002 | William A. Mayer
    PBN Editorial: Here We Go Again - Butter Crème Frosting Shortage Indefinitely Delays Return Of UNSCOM Inspectors By William A. Mayer, Editor & Publisher - PipeBombNews.com In an address to the world carried exclusively on Al-Jazera television, the Arabic peninsula’s most eligible bachelor, the ruggedly handsome Sadam Hussein, made it clear today that without proper welcoming festivities complete with flaky pastries he could not in good conscience allow the return of what he termed “My dear friend Kofi Annan’s guardians of peace.” Continuing, the extremely butch dictator stated, “Without the traditional Iraqi welcoming party it is simply out of the...
  • Who Is Scott Ritter And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things?</

    09/03/2002 6:39:32 AM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 142 replies · 843+ views
    PipeBombNews,com ^ | September 3, 2002 | William A. Mayer
    Who Is Scott Ritter And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things? By William A. Mayer, Editor & Publisher - PipeBombNews.com Until his resignation in 1998, Scott Ritter was the chief inspector for the UN’s “UNSCOM” team that was responsible for the detection and elimination of Sadam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. For the past couple of weeks he has been trotted out – a powerful walking talking dog and pony show – as the featured guest on left-wing soapboxes such as National Public Radio and television programs underwritten by the National Corporation For Public Broadcasting - he was the...