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  • Son of Sadam, *** Odai

    02/14/2003 8:50:55 AM PST · by mad puppy · 4 replies · 186+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb, 14, 2003 | Brian Ross
    It was a father's dilemma: What to do with a wayward son? In Saddam Hussein's case, the problem was his son Odai, who has been accused of murders and rapes too numerous to count.
  • Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money'(boozing agent ratted out Anna Chapman et al)

    05/06/2011 9:01:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 05/05/11
    Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money' A top Russian secret service agent suspected of blowing the cover of a sleeper spy ring in the United States was a heavy drinker who betrayed Moscow purely to make money, sources said on Wednesday. Alexander Poteyev, who will go on trial in absentia for treason in Moscow on May 16, is charged with having tipped off Washington about a ring of 10 Russian spies who were later deported in the biggest post-Cold War spy scandal. The Izvestia daily Wednesday published a slew of new information about Poteyev, saying he was linked to...
  • Twenty Years After the U.S. Invasion of Iraq: Was It the Right Decision?

    03/22/2023 7:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/22/2023 | Byron York
    It's been two decades since, on March 19, 2003, United States forces invaded Iraq. President George W. Bush ordered the invasion to neutralize what he said was the threat of weapons of mass destruction posed by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Except it turned out Saddam did not have weapons of mass destruction. U.S. forces searched and searched and searched, and never found them. In all, 4,586 American servicemen and women died in the war, and 32,455 were wounded. It was the largest military and national security blunder of anyone's lifetime, a mistake so enormous it beggared belief. In the years...
  • The Iraq War: 20 Years Later - Was It the Right Decision?

    03/20/2023 8:46:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2023 | Stephen Green
    It’s still too soon to make the definitive historical assessment of the Iraq War, the good, the bad, and the ugly — even assuming such a thing is even possible. But it’s never too soon to correct the historical revisionism that’s taken place in recent years. There’s a new narrative, peddled increasingly by people on the right, that the war was the sinister work of a cabal of neocon warmongers. I’ve seen this line of thought promoted, sometimes cruelly, by people who seem to have forgotten that, like me, they were on the pro side of the debate. Opinions changed...
  • Qadhafi: 'Bush Should be Allowed to Pray in Mecca'

    04/15/2006 7:13:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 1,380+ views
    Egypt Election ^ | April 13, 2006
    Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi called for allowing Christians and Jews to perform pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam's holiest place. Speaking following prayers with the presidents of Mali, Sierra Leone, Niger, Mauritania and Senegal on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammed's birthday in Timbuktu, Mali, late on Monday, Qadhafi said "Mecca should be a meeting point to all people except heretics and impure". He said that Christians and Jews are not heretics or impure and "believe in God" and should be allowed to go to pilgrimage in Mecca. Qadhafi challenged Muslim religious leaders to allow US President George W. Bush to enter...
  • Gaddafi: Allow Jews, Christians entry to Mecca

    12/31/2006 8:58:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 50 replies · 1,238+ views
    YNet News ^ | 12-31-06
    Libyan leader says Eid al-Adha holiday opportunity to bring three main monotheistic religions closer together Roee Nahmias Published: 12.31.06, 15:13 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called to “allow Jews and Christians to visit Mecca and circle the Kaaba (cubical building surrounded by the Sacred Mosque).” These days Muslims all around the world are marking Eid al-Adha, the most important Islamic holiday. Some three million people have made the pilgrimage to Mecca. Gaddafi believes the holiday offers a great opportunity to bring the three main monotheistic religions closer together. “Everyone has the right to stand atop Mount Arafat and circle the Kaaba,”...
  • The Weird Logic of Far-Leftists Who Support Putin in Ukraine - How Stop The War became Blame The Victim.

    03/13/2022 8:42:12 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 51 replies
    Medium ^ | May 10, 2022 | Bernard O'Leary
    When Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on February 24th, it caused a lot of problems for voices on the right and the left. Putin has a lot of fans in both corners, and these fans had spent years portraying him as a tactical genius, bamboozling us all with his four-dimensional chess moves. Right up until February 23rd, these Putin stans had been assuring us that Putin would never do something as dumb as launch a full-scale invasion of a sovereign democracy. Ever since then, the right have been able to change gears on Putin fairly seamlessly. This is WAR, and...
  • Kuwaiti Journalist: Palestinians Supported Saddam's Invasion of Kuwait, Hitler in WWII – Now They Support the Houthis, IRGC...

    02/02/2022 11:26:03 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 21 replies
    Memri ^ | Feb 2, 2022
    Kuwaiti Journalist Abdallah Muhammad Al-Mulla: The Palestinians Supported Saddam's Invasion of Kuwait, Hitler in WWII – Now They Support the Houthis, IRGC; Arabs Today Are Less Inclined to Support the Palestinians Cause #Kuwait #Palestinians— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) February 2, 2022
  • Desmond Tutu, 1931-2021

    12/26/2021 8:36:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/26/2021 | Chris Queen
    It’s hard to believe that, less than 30 years ago, South Africa was a nation riven by apartheid and segregation. To look back on that time period and realize that it wasn’t that long ago is astonishing. Brave men and women stood up and spoke out against the horrendous policy, and eventually, South Africa shook off the bond of apartheid. Desmond Tutu was one of those voices who spoke of the importance of freedom for black South Africans, and now he is with his Heavenly Father. Tutu passed away on Sunday at the age of 90. “The passing of Archbishop...
  • Chinese telecom firm tied to spy ministry--CIA: Beijing funded Huawei

    10/13/2011 6:21:35 PM PDT · by casablanca · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10.13.11 | Bill Gertz
    A U.S. intelligence report for the first time links China’s largest telecommunications company to Beijing’s KGB-like intelligence service and says the company recently received nearly a quarter-billion dollars from the Chinese government. The disclosures are a setback for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s efforts to break into the U.S. telecommunications market. The company has been blocked from doing so three times by the U.S. government because of concerns about its links to the Chinese government. The report by the CIA-based Open Source Center states that Huawei’s chairwoman, Sun Yafang, worked for the Ministry of State Security (MSS) Communications Department before joining...
  • BBC: 'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    07/15/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 171+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 July 2008 19:26 UK 18:26 GMT, | BBC Staff
    'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call The US blames Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri for attacks on its troops A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has called on insurgents to make a final push against US forces. The message attributed to Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri urged Iraqi fighters to "make this year... decisive for victory". The message also called on US President George W Bush to "come clean about the scale of US losses". Ibrahim is the most senior member of Saddam Hussein's regime still at large. The message, aired by Dubai-based satellite broadcaster...
  • Giuliani's business ties create challenge (Chinese organized crime)

    11/26/2007 12:04:27 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 39 replies · 162+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21, 2007 | Andrew Zajac and Evan Osnos
    Nine days after registering his presidential exploratory committee last November, Rudolph Giuliani appeared in Singapore to help a Las Vegas developer make a pitch for a $3.5 billion casino resort. Though the bid ultimately failed, and there was nothing illegal about the involvement, it drew Giuliani into a complex partnership with the family of a controversial Hong Kong billionaire who has ties to the regime of North Korea's Kim Jong Il and has been linked to international organized crime by the U.S. government. ... Giuliani's public involvement in the gaming bid began at a September 2006 news conference in Singapore...
  • Suspect in 1982 Paris attack loses extradition appeal in Norway

    10/20/2020 5:34:54 PM PDT · by xomething · 1 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | 10/02/2020 | AFP,Oslo
    The legal conditions for extraditing a suspect linked to a 1982 attack in France, in which six people were killed, have been met, a Norway appellate court found Friday. Walid Abdulrahman Abu Zayed, a 61-year-old Palestinian who became a Norwegian citizen in 1997, is wanted by French authorities on suspicion of being one of the shooters in the attack on the Jo Goldenberg restaurant in Paris's Marais district, a historically Jewish quarter. The attack on August 9, 1982, which left six people dead and 22 injured, was blamed on the Abu Nidal Organisation, a splinter group of the militant Palestinian...
  • "Gambling on the losers": a storm after the Saudi prince attacked the Palestinians

    10/06/2020 10:10:13 PM PDT · by Marinario · 19 replies
    KanNews,GoogleTranslate ^ | Oct. 6 2020 | R Kaise
    "Gambling on the losers": a storm after the Saudi prince attacked the Palestinians Roy Kaise. Oct.6.2020 Following the agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Saudi Arabia was designated as a state that if Israel succeeds in normalizing its relations with it, it will be a breach of equality with the Arab world. Tonight, Israel may have received a positive message in this direction, in an interview with one of the Saudi princes on the Al-Arabiya network: he attacked the Palestinians for their opposition to agreements between Israel and the Gulf states, implicitly mentioned Abba Eben. [From the clip: 'We...
  • Union Terror Link?

    09/29/2010 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Labor Raid: The FBI raids the Chicago home of a local union leader looking for terrorist connections as the union's former chief is investigated for corruption. Why are we not surprised? Thuggery and corruption are not quite synonyms for unionism, but it gets very close when you consider the Service Employees International Union, formerly led by Andy Stern. From being involved in fraudulent voter registration in Texas to beating up Tea Party activists outside town hall meetings in Missouri, SEIU's reputation is well-established. Now we can possibly add a linkage to terrorism. On Friday, the FBI searched eight addresses in...
  • 'Saddam Hussein' put up for sale on Wish, Costs $20 After Discount

    08/28/2020 11:58:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    TIMESNOWNEWS ^ | Aug 28, 2020 | Saumya Agrawal
    Online shoppers were amused when they spotted an advertisement that offered them a chance to purchase former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein at a bargain price of $20. The unusual ad was put out by Wish store. Several people posted screenshots of the ad for the deceased leader on social media. "Enjoy much cheaper items sold by Wish. don't miss 60-80% OFF store prices," the ad was captioned. The viral screenshot of the ad made "Saddam Hussein" trend on Twitter. One user asked, "Who wants to buy Saddam Hussein for $20?" Another wrote, "Can’t believe the U.S. spent all that time...
  • The Gulf Wars Revisited: Who exactly benefitted from American removal of Saddam’s Sunnis in Iraq?

    08/14/2020 7:04:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/14/2020 | Joseph Puder
    Exactly 30 years ago, Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and created a set of consequences that are with us today, including sectarianism, terrorism, and Iranian militancy. The Bush presidencies made a number of historical mistakes in dealing with Iraq and Iran. Iran, as a result, reaped the rewards of Saddam Hussein’s cruelty and greed, and American errors. The George H. W. Bush administration, for its part, was given a mandate by the United Nations to undo Saddam’s aggression in Kuwait. It should have been used to eliminate Saddam Hussein alone. At the same time, the collapse of the Soviet...
  • Ex-U.N. Officer Pleads Guilty to Bribes

    08/08/2005 9:17:25 PM PDT · by dila813 · 15 replies · 524+ views
    Yahoo & AP ^ | August 8, 2005 | Nick Wadhams and Edith M. Lederer
    AFP/File Photo: The UN-appointed panel probing the scandal-tainted oil-for-food program for Iraq, headed by Paul Volcker, seen... Slideshow: Oil-for-Food Corruption Probe Video AP Video By NICK WADHAMS and EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writers 39 minutes ago NEW YORK - A formerUnited Nations procurement officer pleaded guilty Monday to soliciting a bribe under the oil-for-food program, making him the first U.N. official to face criminal charges in connection with the scandal-tainted operation. Alexander Yakovlev, a Russian, also pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of wire fraud and money laundering for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes...
  • How France helped build Chinese biolab linked to COVID-19 – and then got burned by the communists: The origin of Wuhan's P4 biolab tells us a lot about why we're currently in the midst of a pandemic

    05/05/2020 9:07:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/05/2020 | Stephen Mosher
    The French government has been notably restrained in their criticism of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for unleashing a pandemic upon the world.  One possible reason for their reticence is a single, highly embarrassing fact: They essentially built the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s P4 lab in which the coronavirus now sweeping the world was being researched, and from which it escaped.  That the French delivered the turn-key, high-containment biolab to China has long been public knowledge, but now a German newspaper, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, has added riveting details to the story.  The insider information comes from interviews with French...
  • ‘It wouldn’t have worked’: Colin Powell balked at telling George W. Bush not to invade Iraq

    01/15/2020 6:47:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 01/14/2020 | Joel Gehrke
    When President George W. Bush asked Colin Powell if the United States should invade Iraq in 2003 and overthrow dictator Saddam Hussein, the secretary of state and former general refused to give a straight answer. “I didn’t say to him, ‘I oppose this war,’” Powell says in a book published today about U.S. foreign policy after the Cold War. “Because it wouldn’t have worked.” That admission sheds light on Bush’s decision to launch the war that defined his presidency. Powell acknowledged his muted opposition in James Mann’s new book, The Great Rift, an account of how Powell’s rivalry with Vice...