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September 29, 2007

Ahmadinejad Attributes 11 September to "Bad World Management."

Broadcast 29 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Announcer: While returning from New York in an exclusive interview with IRINN's correspondent, the president of the republic discussed the accomplishments of his trip. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: I think there were very great accomplishments, much more extensive than we expected. In general I knew that this would not be a natural or peaceful visit for many reasons. Parts of the US government as well as the Zionists were certainly not going to tolerate Iran's president of the republic, who is after all a cultural and university figure, speaking plainly about the... ... more

Posted at 2:55 PM

September 28, 2007

Ahmadinejad Returns Home, Describes New York

Broadcast 28 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) This was broadcast live, moments after Mr. Ahmadinejad landed at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport on his return from the USA and South America. ***************************************** If you remember, in an interview before the trip I said, today the nation of Iran is an idealistic society that has valuable and exalted messages for today's society. The nation of Iran has a program for managing the world and it has humane and effective ways to solve today's problems among nations.... ... more

Posted at 11:48 PM

September 25, 2007

Mohsen Rezai on Ahmadinejad at Columbia

Broadcast 25 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Major General Mohsen Rezai (age 54) was commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) during the Iran-Iraq war and for about a decade afterwards (1981-1997). He ran for president of Iran against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005. He is currently secretary of the National Expediency Council and is closely associated with the popular Persian news website Baztab (http://www.baztab.ir/). He was interviewed by Mohammad Sajedi on the daily "45 Minutes" interview program in the context of National Secred Defense week; most of the questions and answers were about his role in the... ... more

Posted at 6:17 PM

September 24, 2007

IRINN Reports Ahmadinejad New York Visit

Broadcast 24 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) The president of the republic went to New York with his delegation to attend the second meeting of the UN General Assembly. In addition to speaking to the General Assembly, President Ahmadinejad spoke with this organization's secretary-general, the leaders of certain nations and religious leaders at American universities. After arrving in New York the president of the republic said Iran wants lasting peace based on justice. Responding to a question about American sabotage of relations between nations, Mr. Ahmadinejad said: They do not know about the progress of the Iranian... ... more

Posted at 2:12 PM

Iran-Iraq Rail Connection

Broadcast 24 September on Iranian State Satellite Tv (IRINN) [Male Announcer]: Rail connections between the Caspian and Mediterranean seas will be established within the next 5 months. With the completion of the construction of the Iran-Iraq rail line by the end of the year rail connections will be established between the Mediterranean Sea and the Caspian Sea, the nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus. The project's second phase is the 35 kilometers between Shalamcheh and Basra, which will be completed within 5 months. The second and most important phase of the construction of this line is the crossing... ... more

Posted at 10:07 AM

September 23, 2007

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Inspects Indigenous Fighter Aircraft

Broadcast 23 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) The caption says he is looking at Iran's Azarakhsh (derived from the US F-14) and Saeqeh (derived from the US F-18) fighter planes. Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 9:58 AM

IRINN Video Glorifies Boy Soldiers

Broadcast 23 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 9:14 AM

September 22, 2007

Khamenei Says West Is Illiterate while Iran Is Learned and Rational

Broadcast 22 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 5:31 PM

September 18, 2007

IRINN Reports Beating of Iranian "Beauty Saloon" Owner

Broadcast on Iranian State Satellite TV (IRINN) by announcer Nima Chitsaz Crossposted to The Satellite News... ... more

Posted at 6:42 PM

September 17, 2007

The Blackwater Incident In Iraq

Blackwater being banned from Iraq by Iraq's Interior Minister, the Islamist - Jawad Bulani, is all over the cable media today, with CNN International putting on what could only be described as an anti-Blackwater hit piece featuring the anti-blackwater, ultra-liberal, author and moonbat exraordinaire - Jeremy Scahill. Blackwater's position is that a State Department convoy protected by Blackwater was violently attacked by armed insurgents, not civilians, and the Blackwater security contractors did their job, as they damned well should have - they fired back to defend human life - their own and the lives of the people their job was... ... more

Posted at 4:54 PM

An "Anti-Propaganda" Opinion: 'Islam versus the free world'

We aren't fighting a war against terrorists to win the hearts and minds of the Middle East. We are fighting it to end the threat of terrorism. Victory can't be achieved with bullets and bombs alone. This is, at its core, an ideological war. Just as we defeated communism by defeating the communists' ideology, we need to attack and destroy that of the radical Islamists. - Jed BabbinOnly the most dim witted liberal progressives of the George Soros/MoveOn.org variety could fail to recognize that radical Islam threatens the very existence of the free world and the lives of peace-loving Muslims... ... more

Posted at 3:26 PM

September 16, 2007

Greenspan Has It All Wrong

Surely, by now, you've heard "Greenspan's shocker," that the Iraq war is largely about oil. "Largely," about oil? The "old geezer," as Jules Crittenden puts it, "needs to have a chat with his researchers." It's not that the world's single most important strategic resource isn't worth fighting for, which it is, but then, as importantly, there's those other not-so-little issues such as "peace, truth, justice, the American way," and "slightly less abstract threats to U.S. national interests and security" such as "preventing a new training ground for future terrorist attacks against America, the evidence of Saddam's track record and ongoing... ... more

Posted at 10:35 AM

September 15, 2007

What Secret Israeli Raid On North Korean Shipment Of Nuclear Materials To Syria?

For days now anonymous US officials and officials of other countries have spoken of a mysterious Israeli strike inside Syria - with talk ranging from suggestions it was aimed at a shipment of weapons to Hizbollah from Iran, to suggestions Syria could be building a nuclear facility with North Korean help and the Israelis. The talk of a N. Korean/Syrian nuclear connection has not been without "fuel," with reports of leaked US intelligence citing alleged atomic links between the Stalinist state and Syria still coming out today (the Bush administration apparently prefers to pretend it isn't happening, in order to... ... more

Posted at 9:38 PM

IRINN Says American Movies Politically Motivated

Broadcast 15 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Elham Jalali Farhani, Journalist Club correspondent: In recent years, as in the past, the White House has created an organic relationship with Hollywood to use the power of the media to advance its political objectives. Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 3:24 PM

Kurdish Opposition in Iran

Domestic opposition to the central government in Tehran is known to be widespread, but has been difficult to substantiate and quantify because of the severe restraints on free public expression in Iran. Kurdish opposition to the IRI in Western Iran has always been much more pronounced and has been violently targeted for years, most notably in the Mykonos killings in Germany in 1992, in the Vienna assassinations in 1989 and in recent border clashes with Iranian Kurds in Iraq, which are now seen as a key element in rising tensions between Iran and the US. In a 12 September Gulf... ... more

Posted at 9:31 AM

Chain Reaction Seen in US-Iran Confrontation

In an opinion piece today in Lebanon's Daily Star David Ignatius says a military confrontation between the US and Iran would prompt Iran to order the Hezbollah in Lebanon to Attack Israel, which would then be followed by an Israeli attack on Syria. He also briefly discusses four potential opportunities for averting the crisis. Read the article here. Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 7:45 AM

September 14, 2007

Khamenei Says International Court Will Try Bush

Broadcast 14 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei delivered the Tehran Friday prayer sermon today on the first Friday of the month of Ramadan. From his gleeful facial expressions and boastful posturing, one can see that this was a happy occasion, a time to gloat over years of political and ideological successes against both Western adversaries and Iranian opponents of the Khomeini revolution. There have been many such crowing sessions over the years.... ... more

Posted at 9:11 PM

September 13, 2007

Michigan Man Caught With AK-47 In Dearborn Park Is Radical Islamist/Blogger/Doctor-in-Training

Houssein Zorkot: Dearbornistan Hezbollah Terror Suspect/Muslim Medical Student.This Shia' Muslim was dressed in dark clothing, had his face painted black, was carrying a loaded AK-47 assault rifle, an was caught in the days leading up to the anniversary of 9/11. It turns out that Houssein Zorkot, a 26-year-old Dearborn resident and Wayne State University medical student arrested in a Dearborn park with a loaded AK-47 assault rifle not only resisted officers and had to be tassed to get him under control, but was found with disturbing evidence showing that he (and members of his family) have allegiance to Hezbollah... ... more

Posted at 3:19 PM

The Good News Is That Saudi Women Are Demanding Right To Drive - The Bad News May Come If They Get It

Saudi women are demanding the right to drive. However, while most of us share with Jule Crittenden in being forward-thinking progressives who support women's rights and anything that inches the Muslim world closer to the 21st century, and surely support their right to drive, there is those not-so-little safety factors to consider such as Niqabs and Burkhas (the full bedsheet with a face mask). And then, when you throw in a cellphone and put her behind the wheel of a BMW ... Think about it. How would you like to see this coming at you? Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 1:46 PM

Iran: Larijani Reacts to Petraeus Report

Broadcast 12 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Ali Larijani, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, gave a 90-minute press conference in Tehran yesterday. He began by describing the Pretraeus/Crocker report to the US Congress the day before as a "play." His own press conference was also a carefully staged performance in which he argued that security improvements in Iraq have been more due to the work of Iraqis than to President Bush's surge. He also criticized the US for turning Iraq into an arms market and for not doing more to improve Iraq's public welfare infrastructure.... ... more

Posted at 9:03 AM

Iran's Tactical Tightrope in Iraq

In an article published in the Financial Times today Najmeh Bozorgmehr described two ways in which Iran benefits from the US presence in Iraq, despite its constant demands that the US withdraw. She says Iran has benefited from the removal of Saddam Hussein because this has improved Iran's regional standing and brought success to the Iranian project to advance Shia political objectives in Iraq. Iran also benefits from the US presence because this presence acts as a buffer between Iran and its Sunni adversaries in the Arab world, who would feel compelled if the US were not in Iraq to... ... more

Posted at 5:42 AM

Russian Muslims vs Orthodox Church

Oopssssssssss, the seeds planted by Orthodox Patriarc Alexis weren't fruitless. After defending the Iranian-Russian relationship as a way to build a new multipolar world and stating that "it is only adherents to traditional religions, first of all the Orthodox and Muslims, who can give 'an appropriate response to the challenges of the time", now the Orthodox Church is confronting a new challenge by ... Muslims. The Government wants to introduce a new optional subject about Orthodox culture. The no. 2 of the Orthodox Church, Kirill, has said that "In URSS there were a lot of people who was taught atheism.... ... more

Posted at 5:35 AM

September 12, 2007

Was Beslan Just 'The Beginning'?

The Beslan massacre carried out by Muslim terrorists was horribly inhuman. Could America by targeted for something even worse? Bodies of schoolchildren and hostages killed in a school seizure seen in a hospital morgue in Beslan, North Ossetia, Friday, Sept. 3, 2004. I missed getting this up yesterday, but the story is well worth calling reader's attention to. Glenn Beck is running a series on CNN called "The Perfect Day," in which Glenn describes a plan that the DHS, FBI, and CIA have been following and for the most part sitting on for some time. Apparently, these agencies have discovered... ... more

Posted at 4:34 PM

High School Bans American Flag (Updated)

Update: Hobbton High School Lifts Flag Ban: Superintendent Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr said they have lifted the ban on flags and "from this point on, all dress code changes will be made at the school board level." It turns out, Dr. Hobbs is very pro-American, and this issue was a snafu compounded by a prinicpal at one school, plus the ACLU. Hobbton High School in Newton Grove, NC still flies the American flag in front of the school: But you can't wear any clothing at Hobbton High with an American flag on it, and yesterday a student wanted to... ... more

Posted at 2:06 PM

September 11, 2007

IRINN Says Western Media Censored Esfandiari

Broadcast 11 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Haleh Esfandiari censored in Western media! After Haleh said at a Washington press conference that she was not treated badly during her period of detention at Evin Prison and that prison officials treated her with great courtesy, the Western media and especially the Americans distorted and censored her remarks. Haleh Esfandiari said that during her detention nothing was ever said to her about a trial or the existence of a case against her. She said her cell at Evin Prison was well-lighted and relatively large and that she even read,... ... more

Posted at 3:28 PM

Iran's Hell

In the English edition of today's Al-Hayat Jamil Theyabi notes the threat IRGC Naval Commander Ali Razmjoo has made to turn the Gulf countries into "hell" if the US invades Iran. He urges the Arab governments in the region to be careful about supporting Iran's policies and to take Razmjoo seriously. Read the article here. Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 10:19 AM

September 10, 2007

Iran's Plans for Iraq

Walid Phares projects current trends in Iranian regional ambitions and support for Iraqi dissident groups to produce a well-reasoned scenario about what Iraq would look like if the US suddenly withdrew. Read it here. Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 5:00 PM

Iranian Pilgrims Fingerprinted in Saudi Arabia

Broadcast 10 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Iranian pilgrims were fingerprinted again in Saudia Arabia. An official in our nation's Pilgrimage and Hajj Organization's representative office in Saudi Arabia has said another caravan of Iranian pilgrims performing the minor pilgrimage to Mecca were fingerprinted at Jeddah Airport. This is the third caraan of Iranian pilgrims to be fingerprinted in the last two weeks in Saudi Arabia. Before this several high officials in the Foreign Ministry and the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization have said if we see that the fingerprinting is being done deliberately and not randomly, we... ... more

Posted at 4:31 PM

IRINN Reports Mossad Agents Bombed Samarra Mosque

Broadcast 10 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) The [Shia] Iraqi newspaper al-Bayyina al-Jadida reports that Iraqi Ministry of the Interior officials have announced that the ones who bombed the dome of the Samarra al-Askari Mosque were affiliated with the Irsraeli Mossad spy organization. Based on this report the agents arrested for this crime also admitted that the operations in Samarra were organized and carried out with the awareness and cooperation of certain nations to create ethnic and religious conflict in Iraq. Iraqi Minister of the Interior Jawad al-Bolani said the details of the investigation of the terrorist... ... more

Posted at 3:28 PM

U.S. Congress 'Goes Nuts' Over Congresswoman's Attack On 'Coward' Jack Murtha

"Cowards cut and run, Marines never do!" Entertaining, to say the least. But for Jack "Cut N' Run" Murtha and the rest of the Defeaticrats in Congress, truth hurts - or shall we say, "drives em' crazy": However, the Defeaticrats aren't the only ones ticked off. Although this didn't happen in Congress, the driving force behind the Democrat's anti-war, cut and run, defeat at all costs strategy - MoveOn.org and it's Attack Ad on Petraeus has really struck Republican's nerves, as damned well it should anger all freedom-loving Americans not anxious to have al-Qaeda armed with a base of operations... ... more

Posted at 2:45 PM

Today's Must Read: 'How Bush Lost the War on Terror' And What Our Future Leaders Must Know (If It Isn't Too Late Already)

Take-home message: Militant Islam means to convert, enslave, or exterminate the infidel non-Muslim world, depending on the degree of resistance encountered. The Koran demands it, and militant Islamists are implementing it wherever they have the critical mass to enforce it. Secular pluralism and a democratically established Rule of Law will not survive, absent protectors that exercise lethal force to defend it. This should be the litmus test of who should be our next president, and no other.Today's Hyscience pick for "You absolutely need to read this" is by Alex Alexiev, who reminds us that whether we call it Islamism, radical... ... more

Posted at 12:54 PM

September 9, 2007

Jaafari Speaks to 18th IRGC National Commanders Conference

Broadcast 9 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) The 18th national conference of IRGC commanders is underway in Tehran. Majid Akhavan reports: Majid Akhavan: At the 18th national conference of IRGC commanders and officials the commander of the Revolutionary Guards said: The Islamic Republic of Iran is a great world power and relies on spiritual power. All of the world's great materialistic powers are disturbed and agitated about the spread of this power. General Mohammad Ali Jaafari added: Enemies want to reduce the influence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the region, and they are very afraid... ... more

Posted at 9:39 PM

Basij and IRGC Propaganda Piece

Broadcast 9 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) The Basij Resistance Force Male Announcer: Today the Basij is a divine point in support of the sacred system of the Islamic Republic. Female Announcer: This effective and populist force is a manifistation of that very virtuous tree with roots in faith, spirituality, and the ideology of believing sacrificing people, and especially the pure, believing and courageous youth of this land. Male Announcer: Every day in the heart of the Basij sweet fruits are harvested from this blessed tree in the areas of national pride and self-sufficiency, for overcoming the... ... more

Posted at 5:56 PM

IRGC Sea and Air Forces

Broadcast 9 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Air Power Male Announcer: The Islamic Revolution Revolutionary Guard Air Force, like its land and sea forces, was established by order of the great leader of the Islamic revolution His Holiness Imam Khomeini. It has ground-to-ground missiles, ground-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, the ability to conduct air assaults, provide support for ground force operations, conduct reconnaissance flights, monitor enemy territory, conduct electronic warfare, conduct operations with unmanned aircraft as well as many other capabilities. It has made significant progress and has acquired many other astonishing capabilities. Female Announcer: These capabilities are... ... more

Posted at 3:16 PM

IRGC Gulf Spy Post

Gethin Chamberlain of the Telegraph has published a report today about a new high-tech Iranian Revolutionary Guard spy post in the Persian Gulf in the area where Iran captured 15 UK sailors last March. The presence of the post is said to be adding to tensions in the region. Read the article here. Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 1:58 PM

More on the German plot

According to today's report in German news, the plotters had orders to act on September 15th (that is, after everybody would be calm, saying, well, on September 11st, nothing has happened..). Also the German police is worried about the characteristics of the plotters, as two of them are white converts. Guenther Bernstein, Interior Minister, said on Tuesday "Germans converting to Islam should be watched because they tend to show particular fanaticism in order to prove worthy of their new religion,". (This is not new: the guards watching non-converts in the Middle Ages in Islamic prisons, were normally converts, who were specially cruel... ... more

Posted at 9:29 AM

IRINN Reports on Sydney APEC Meeting

Broadcast 8 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) Announcer Farhadi to international relations expert Monazehi: This organization has 21 members who all have their own political inclinations. Will these differences lead this organization to a unified consensus or not? Monazehi: There are 21 countries in APEC, but the differing levels of development in these nations and their political and economic structures seem to pose problems for the achievement of this organization's intended objectives. APEC's primary objective is economic and trade development. However the last meeting was different in view of the fact that George Bush was there and... ... more

Posted at 8:27 AM

September 8, 2007

IRINN Reports Black Friday Anniversary

Broadcast 8 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN) [female announcer] Today is Saturday 17 Shahrivar 1386 (8 September 2007). On this day in 1978 the people of Tehran were mercilessly slaughtered at Maryr Square [Zhaleh Square] by agent of the shah's regime. [male announcer] On 18 Shahrivar 1357 [8 September 1978] agents of the despotic Pahlavi regime laid waste to the great demonstration by the people of the nation. On this day armed agents, after several warnings, viciously fired on the crowd with machine guns from the air and the ground. The mercenaries of the shah's regime even... ... more

Posted at 9:33 AM

September 7, 2007

Ahmadinezhad's Power Slipping in Iran

In a paper published yesterday for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy titled "Ahmadinezhad's Power Slipping in Iran" Patrick Clawson and Mehdi Khalaji showed how the 4 September election of Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafasnjani as chairman of the Assembly of Experts and the 1 September appointment of Ali Jafari as the new commander of the IRGC are both events that suggest that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad's power is waning. Rafsanjani was elected in a close vote over contender Ahmad Jannati. As the paper said, "The failure of Jannati, a major supporter of Ahmadinezhad's 2005 election as a member of the... ... more

Posted at 6:33 PM

The Misrule of Law in Iran

In a 2005 paper for the Washington Institute for Mideast Policy, Iranian dissident Mohsen Sazegara examined the Iranian Constitution and showed why the rights of Iranians are not legally protected. His conclusion read "Iran has a constitution and specific laws that, on close scrutiny, turn out not to be laws at all because they can be interpreted in any way to the advantage of the rulers. The rulers can undertake any transgression against the rights of citizens and against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the guise of upholding the law. And Iran holds elections that are subject to... ... more

Posted at 6:29 PM

Almost Half Of Britain's Mosques Taken Over By Hardline Islamists

According to an investigation by TimesOnline (UK), almost half of Britain's mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher hates Western values and has called on Muslims to "shed blood" for Allah:Riyadh ul Haq, who supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus, is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britain's 1,350 mosques, according to a police report seen by The Times. The Times investigation casts serious doubts... ... more

Posted at 1:13 PM

September 6, 2007

More Terrorists Being Sought In Germany

I can't help but wonder how many more will turn out to be converts to the "religion of peace." What sick logic and insanity drives one to kill in the name of their religion! As Robert Spencer puts it as we learn that Germany is now searching for 10 more terror suspects, "a whole lotta converts" have apparently misunderstood their religion:(Via the AP) German authorities were searching Thursday for about 10 suspected supporters of an Islamic group linked to al-Qaida believed to have assisted three militants arrested for plotting imminent attacks against Americans in Germany, an official said. Authorities believed... ... more

Posted at 12:55 PM

Iran: Purging the Ideologically Unfit

Kimia Sanati of IPS News reports on the history of "Love it or Leave it" in Iran. The Iranian authorities, confident in the security of their power, are no longer concerned about negative propaganda outside the country. They think it is better for those who don't like conditions in Iran simply to go somewhere else. Crossposted to The Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 10:37 AM

James A. Lyons on IRCG, World Bank

In an opinion piece in the Washington Times today, Admiral James A. Lyons applauds the Bush administration's designation of the IRGC as a terrorist group and says the World Bank should not be providing developmental funds to the IRI. Read it here. Crossposted to the Satellite News... ... more

Posted at 9:17 AM

September 5, 2007

'Massive' Al-Qaeda Terrorist Plot Foiled In Germany (Updated)

Once again we see converts to Islam become terrorists. Why is this?Prosecutors in Germany say that three suspected Islamic terrorists described as "very dangerous and highly professional" from an Al Qaeda-influenced group with "profound hatred of U.S. citizens" were arrested on suspicion of plotting imminent, massive bomb attacks on U.S. facilities in Germany. The suspects apparently were eyeing institutions and establishments frequented by Americans in Germany, including discos, pubs and airports, as well as Frankfurt International Airport and the U.S. Ramstein Air Base: (Image - Hydrogen Peroxide seized by police) [...] German security forces have prevented a terror attack in... ... more

Posted at 11:36 AM

Iran's Proxy War against the US in Iraq

Kimberly Kagan has published a 32-page report for the Weekly Standard on Iran's Proxy War against the US in Iraq. Crossposted to The Satellite News... ... more

Posted at 10:03 AM

September 4, 2007

Chinese (Still) Supplying Weapons To The Taliban

That's the way I call it; how else could they explain this? And, as you might have already suspected, there's much more to the China-Taliban connection than meets the eye! And wouldn't you just know it, according to an intelligence report back in 2002, China and our "friend" (sic) Musharrif's ISI intelligence service actually collaborated in training the Taliban prior to 9-11. In that same year, evidence of Chinese military backing for the Taliban surfaced when U.S. Army Special Forces troops discovered 30 HN-5s, the designation for Chinese-made SA-7s surface-to-air missiles, in southeastern Afghanistan. Related: The Pakistan-Taliban-Al Qaida phenomenon started... ... more

Posted at 11:23 AM

Suspected Illegal Aliens Escaped Immigration Raid At Koch Foods By Hiding In Plant

There's apparently new insight into the immigration raid at Koch Foods poultry plant last Tuesday in Fairfield, Ohio. It seems that when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents pulled 161 suspected illegal aliens from the plant, they didn't find all of them, and for good reason. The illegal aliens they didn't find were hiding inside the plant. Interestingly, although illegal aliens are able to hide inside the Koch plant, the company claims in a statement on their website that they are cooperating with ICE and: Koch Foods is fully cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who today executed searches at... ... more

Posted at 10:22 AM

The South Korean hostages

I have gone through the news about the release of the 20 South Korean hostages who had been kidnapped by Talibans in Afghanistan. It's said that the South Korean Government has paid around $20 million that -a Taliban speaker has announced- will be used for buying more weapons and to carry suicide attacks. They have also expressed their satisfaction about the way the kidnapping has resulted and announced they will carry more of them in the future against citizens who are nationals of countries which have troops in the country. There are also reports that say that the women were... ... more

Posted at 3:36 AM

September 3, 2007

Brian de Palma's new film

Brian DePalma... may have resurrected his career, seemingly scoring a hit at the Venice Film Festival with his new film "Redacted." The subject is a particularly gruesome real-life rape case, concerning a 14-year old Iraqi girl raped by US servicemen who also murdered her family. Now I don't know the details of this case. (Some of the servicemen involved have been given long sentences and it sounds truly hideous.) Yet, according to Reuters, the film is halfway between documentary and fiction. This to me is a highly suspect form, especially when based on recent events (2006), which are more verifiable... ... more

Posted at 8:39 AM

September 1, 2007

Do The Democrats Need A Defeat In Iraq To Win In '08'?

Apparently, Congressman Jack Murtha thinks so, and there are others ....... ... more

Posted at 9:27 AM

Democratic Party Mobilizing National Anti-Troop, Anti-Victory Effort

Incredibly, the national Democrat Party, the Democrat Party of Nevada, the Washoe County Democrat Party and the Carson City Democrat Party have all teamed up together to organize a counter-rally against Move America Forward's "Fight for Victory Tour" kickoff event in Carson City, Nevada on Monday, September 3, 2007. As Joe Wierzbicki at Move America Forward notes, this is fascinating to the staff and board members at Move America Forward (as it should be to all Americans) because they welcome, and have invited to speak at their rallies, persons of ALL political parties who support our troops AND their missions... ... more

Posted at 8:02 AM




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