Monday, July 14, 2008


Sen. Joe Lieberman has been doing everything he can to get the United States into war with Iran, but now the turncoat former Democrat and now a so-called Independent is hearing from Syria that any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Israel will have dire consequences for the United States.

Everyone knows Sen.Joe Lieberman has wanted the U.S. to go to war with Iran to save his beloved Irsrael.

Syria warns against incalculable Iran strike

Samia Nakhoul
Reuters North American News Service
Jul 14, 2008 09:41 EST

PARIS, July 14 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Monday that an assault on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme would have grave consequences for the United States, Israel and the world.

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It doesn't take a lot of effort to find out things are not as hunky dory in Iraq as the mainstream press continues to misreport.

The mainstream press in the U.S. continues to LIE to the American public about conditions in Iraq and I have now come to the conclusion the press is trying to get McCain elected and if they don't report on the violence in Iraq everyone will think things are wonderful in Iraq.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan sinks further and futher into a quagmire.


Monday, July 14, 2008

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War News for Mondat, July 14, 2008

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier in an explosion in northern Afghanistan on Friday, July 12th. No other details were released. The Pak Tribune is reporting that Hungarian explosives expert Captain Krisztian Nemes was killed by a bomb on Saturday in Baghlan province, Afghanistan, according to the Hungarian Defense Ministry said.

The Washington Post is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from a roadside bomb attack in southern Helmand province on Sunday, July 13th. No other details were released.NATO is reporting the deaths of nine ISAF soldiers in fighting in northeast Afghanistan on Sunday, July 13th. 15 other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The Washington Post is reporting that the attack was in the village of Wanat in Kunar Province.

More Casualty Reports:Cpl. Mark Fuchko lost both his legs below the knee and he suffered a shattered pelvis when the armoured vehicle he was driving, while in operations in the Kandahar province in Afghanistan, was struck by one of the largest improvised bombs the Canadians have faced to date.

Martyn Compton was burned in an ambush in Afghanistan: he lost his hair, hose and ears and was told he will most probably never walk again. Two years ago, British soldier Martyn Compton was seriously injured in an ambush in Afghanistan, which burned his entire face, Daily Mail writes. Three months later, he work up from a coma, but the attack`s consequences remained visible. He lost his ears, nose, and hair and was told he would most probably never walk again.

Fred Goss, of Rio Rancho, was working as a contractor in Iraq when he was badly injured and the man working with him died after a bomb blast underneath them in June. It happened on Friday, June 13. Gaus was working as a senior mechanic in Iraq. He had the responsibility of recovering damaged military and civilian vehicles out in the battlefield. An improvised explosive hit the semi-sized wrecker Gaus and his partner were riding in and tore it to pieces. "This part of my face was opened up," Gaus said. For now, Gaus said he keeps the wheel chair and walker close with at least three months of recovery ahead.

U.S. Army Sgt. Mary Dague, a 2003 graduate of Superior High School, lost both arms defusing a bomb while serving with the 707th Explosive Ordnance Disposal in Iraq last November. Last Nov. 4 in Iraq, Dague picked up a partially defused homemade bomb to be transported to a secure area and detonated. It slipped from her arms and exploded. A protective vest she wore saved her life and that of the team leader behind her. Besides losing both arms, Dague suffered burns and bruises to her face, a fractured occipital bone, abrasions to a cornea, pinhole punctures in both eardrums, and sand blasted into her ears that was not fully flushed out until surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

July 11 airpower summary:

Airpower Summary for July 12:

Reported Security incidents:Baghdad:#1: Three people were killed including a traffic policeman when a hand-grenade was thrown at gathering in the Alawi district in central Baghdad, police said. Thirteen people were wounded, including four traffic policemen.

Diyala Prv:#1: "The three Sahwa fighters were passing on the main road in the village of al-Makhifa, Abi Saida district, east of Baaquba, when an IED went off near their vehicle, leaving them wounded," the source, who is from the joint security coordination center in Diala province, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq

.Muqdadiya:#1: In another incident, the same source said policemen, in association with local residents, found on Monday morning three decomposed unidentified bodies in the district of al-Muqdadiya.

Mahaweel:#1: One handcuffed, blindfolded body was found with gunshot wounds to the head in Mahaweel, 60 km (35 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

Sulaimaniyah Prv:#1: A roadside bomb targeted members of the Border Guard near Peshta border point between Iraq and Iran, 150 km to the southeast of Sulaimaniyah City injuring one officer and one guard who were taken to hospital for transportation.

Mosul:#1: Five bodies with gunshot wounds were found near Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

#2: Policemen killed a suicide bomber when he approached their checkpoint in eastern Mosul, police said.

#3: Gunmen killed an off-duty policeman in a drive-by shooting at a bus-terminal in eastern Mosul, police said.

#4: Four shepherds were shot dead on Monday near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police said. Unidentified gunmen killed the four outside Mosul, a mixed city 370 kilometres (230 miles) north of Baghdad which the US military says is the last urban bastion of Al-Qaeda militants in the violence-wracked country.

Al Anbar Prv:#1: Roadside bomb attacks in Iraq yesterday killed at least five people, including three policemen in the former Sunni rebel bastion of Fallujah, police said. The policemen were killed when two bombs exploded outside the home of a local police captain in Fallujah, a police officer said. Four people were also wounded in the near simultaneous explosions.

Afghanistan:#1: Meanwhile, police said a roadside blast Sunday killed six Afghan private security guards escorting a supply convoy for NATO-led troops in the south. Provincial police Chief Mohammad Hussein Andiwal said two other guards were wounded in the attack in Gereshk district of Helmand province. Insurgents regularly attack NATO and U.S. military supply convoys in the country.

#2: Private TV channels reported that 12 security personnel were killed when the militants attacked a convoy of security forces in Hangu area in North West Frontier Province. PTV and private TV channels said there are reports of the killing of commandant of paramilitary 'Frontier Corps' Karim Khattak. PTV said that death toll could be higher as fighting is still continuing. Mayor of District Hangu earlier said that six security men and two Taliban were killed in the clashes erupted after Taliban surrounded a convoy of security forces at Zargari, a small village in the area. Correspondents said that several civilians, including children, were also killed and injured in the fighting.

#3: Taliban militants claimed responsibility Monday for the abduction of an Afghan senator who was snatched at a gunpoint 70 kilometres (40 miles) from capital Kabul. Abdul Wali, a member of the Upper House of the parliament from the province of Logar adjoining Kabul, was kidnapped Sunday as he was driving with his two guards and driver, police said.

#4: A roadside bomb planted by insurgents struck a military vehicle of the U.S.-led Coalition forces in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province Monday wounding a soldier, a local official said. "It was 4 a.m. (2330 GMT) when a military convoy of the Coalition forces was passing Tanai district and a vehicle ran over a mine planted by Taliban rebels as a result the vehicle was damaged and one of its occupants received injuries," Mohammad Gulzad, the governor of Tanai district, told Xinhua.

And all this is calm? Give me a break!


Richard Engle of NBC news reports on the possibility how many of the troops now in Iraq could end up being deployed to Afghanistan because Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, claims the United State doesn't have any reserves to send to Afghanistan.

Just imagine if McCain gets in and decides to attack Iran? Where in the world are we going to get the ground troops for a war with Iran when we don't even have enough troops to bolster the growing problem with the Taliban in Afghanistan?

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The Huffington Post provides this video of MSNBC "Hardball"host Chris Matthews challenging Vets for Freedom representatie over the most recent declarations by Iraqi PM Nouri Al Maliki that he wants a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq.

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British soldiers forced a boy of 14 to carry out an act of oral sex on a fellow male prisoner in Iraq, according to shocking new allegations made about the behaviour of British troops.

By Andrew Johnson

The Ministry of Defence confirmed yesterday that the Royal Military Police (RMP) have launched an investigation. If the allegations are proved, it would mark a sordid low in the behaviour of British troops in Iraq, and damage further the reputation of Britain in the Middle East.

The victim, now 19, whom The Independent on Sunday has agreed to identify only as Hassan, says he was rounded up with a friend while trying to steal milk cartons from a food distribution centre. He was whipped, beaten and forced to strip naked.

"They made us sit on each other's laps," he said. "They were enjoying humiliating and abusing us, I wished I was dead at this moment. Then they made me sit with Tariq... where I was forced to put Tariq's penis in my mouth. The other two were made to do the same."


The green zone of Baghdad, a highly fortified slice of American suburbia on the banks of the Tigris river, may soon be handed over to Iraqi control if the increasingly assertive government of Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, gets its way.

Marie Colvin in Baghdad

A senior Iraqi government official said this weekend the enclave should revert to Iraqi control by the end of the year. “We think that by the end of 2008 all the zones in Baghdad should be integrated into the city,” said Ali Dabbagh, the government’s spokesman.

“The American soldiers should be based in agreed camps outside the cities and population areas.
“By the end of the year, there will be no green zone,” he added. “The separation by huge walls makes people feel angry.” Dabbagh acknowledged that getting rid of the green zone would be a huge undertaking, given the thousands of American soldiers, private contractors and foreign workers who live inside. He said the concrete walls that divide it from the rest of the city would be taken down slowly, “depending on the threat and circumstances”.

The prospect may prove disconcerting for the Americans, who have just begun to transfer their diplomatic operations in the zone from Saddam Hussein’s Republican Palace to a new embassy, the largest and most expensive in the world.

The £300m building, at the heart of the green zone, protected by blast walls and layers of barbed wire, is the size of the Vatican City. It is virtually a self-contained town, with a heli-pad, sewerage and water treatment plants, a telephone exchange with a Virginia dialling code, a swimming pool and a bombproof gym. It will contain 619 blast-resistant flats.