Via the Maha Rushie:
If your spouse has three different versions of a night out with the girls, she’s hiding something, right? No question about it, right? If your spouse has three different versions of a night out with the boys, he’s hiding something. Probably. Either that or he or she was so drunk they can’t remember and they have to make up different stories, but probably they’re hiding something.
Now, based on what everybody heard on this increasingly popular, growing-by-leaps-and-bounds radio program yesterday the reason the regime’s story keeps changing is they don’t want to say Obama ordered an assassination. Well, Holder goes out there and claims it was self-defense; they’re twisting themselves here in lot of different ways. But the fact is as we pointed out yesterday there was no way they were gonna take Bin Laden alive because that would have put them in an impossible political position. They’re not gonna subject Bin Laden to their own sissified policies.
They’re not gonna send him over here, not gonna give him an ACLU lawyer and not gonna promise him a trial, they’re not gonna do that to themselves. They would not do that. So apparently Obama was willing to pass up a possible treasure trove of information if Osama was taken alive. The political situation had to be certain here. We found Bin Laden. He was available for a kill shot any number of ways. He was defenseless. We caught him totally by surprise. It was important to say that Osama’s death was the result of some contorted version of self-defense. I mean, they tried out wearing a suicide vest under the pajamas!
They gave up on that and said, “Oh, there was an AK-47 within arm’s reach.” (chuckles) Now, we’ve been told that Bin Laden had been there for quite some time. The SEALs were there to kill him. The Reuters story, I believe. It was a kill mission. Like we care. But Obama cares, his base cares, he can’t admit it. So here’s where we are. Now, follow me on this. He ordered an assassination, and he can’t say it. He put us on a path to socialized medicine, and he can’t say it. The stimulus bill was a slush fund for public sector unions. He can’t say it. EPA regulations are back door cap and tax. He can’t say it.
He’s a card-carrying member of the radical left. He can’t say it. He has a leftist-inspired prejudice against the private sector. He can’t say it. Bill Ayers was his good friend. He can’t say it. He listened to every word in Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years. He can’t say it. And he has a real problem with Israel, but he can’t say it. That is why Obama has so many lame, phony, nonsensical versions of answers to simple questions: Because he can’t say what’s really going on. He has to hide who he is and what he’s doing. That’s all that needs to be said.
He has to hide who he is and what he’s doing — and he is “the most transparent president ever.” He has to hide who he is and what he’s doing, and that truth — that undeniable truth — is on display every day. How many versions are we on now in the aftermath here of what happened?
This report was released online, available for download, this past week after the mass media did their best to completely lie and misinform about the contents of the report. They did this under the assumption that the American public would believe their lies, since they probably would not even bother to read the report.
Well, here is your chance to prove the mass media wrong. Just go here to download and read the report:
Here is the press release about the report: United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) has released online an unclassified redacted version of the Joint Center for Operational Analysis (JCOA)-sponsored study entitled “The Iraqi Perspectives Project — Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents.”
(NORFOLK, Va. – March 20, 2008) — United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) has released online an unclassified redacted version of the Joint Center for Operational Analysis (JCOA) – sponsored study entitled “The Iraqi Perspectives Project — Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents.”
In order to accommodate continuing public interest and to provide an accurate, definitive report, this online version is made available to improve efficient delivery of this material.
The five volumes of the document, linked below, documents the history of the Saddam regime.
The Institute for Defense Analyses produced the report under contract for the command as part of the broader Iraqi Perspectives Project.
The Iraqi Perspectives Project examines operational and strategic insights and lessons from the perspective of former senior Iraqi decision-makers through the analysis of primary source material such as interviews and captured regime documents.
The study’s authors completed the report after screening more than 600,000 captured documents including several hundred hours of audio and video files archived by U.S. Department of Defense.
As part of USJFCOM, JCOA studies strategic and operational lessons from recent and ongoing military operations in order to improve the joint force.
Volume 1 contains the executive summary of the report. Volumes 2-5 provide supporting documentations.
Click on the links below to download each volume individually.
Click on the link I provided above to go to the United States Joint Forces Command website to download the volumes of the report.
Again, the mass media has been completely lying about the contents of this report. This is not suprising to anyone except the so-called “anti-war” and “peace” activists who swallow down the lies of the mass media every time. Well, except when the mass media was reporting the ties between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in 1998-1999, of course. But, why should we care about all the terrorism going on during the Sainted Clinton Administration. It’s all Boooooosh’s fault afterall.
Anyway, here are also a few great analyses of the report done by the gentlemen at Flopping Aces:
While the mass media reported that this report proved that there were no ties between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden/a Qaeda, here is the actual conclusion from the report:
One question remains regarding Iraq’s terrorism capability: Is there anything in the captured archives to indicate that Saddam had the will to use his terrorist capabilities directly against United States? Judging from examples of Saddam’s statements (Extract 34) before the 1991 Gulf War with the United States, the answer is yes.”
[btw, no emphasis added on that ’yes’. It’s emphasized in the report]
Read the entire report to find out what other lies the mass media has been pushing on you, while assuming you are just an ignorant, lazy idiot who will never read the report.
That is the conclusion of Dr. Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report after watching the latest bin Laden video released today: New Bin Laden Video to be Released UPDATE: We Have Video UPDATE: Muhammad Cartoon Rant
Although, I like Ace’s headline better at Ace of Spades HQ: Osama Releases New Old Tape Boldly Declaring, “Are You All Fucking Retarded? I’ve Been Dead For Two Years! And I Thought Weekend At Bernie’s Was Actually Far-Fetched!”
Here’s some commentary from Rusty, but go to The Jawa Report to see the video and to read the transcript:
UPDATE: The video shows a static image of bin Laden with a voice over purporting to be of him all about the Mohammed cartoons controversy. This is the “new” speech by bin Laden on the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq?
The Muhammad cartoons were first published in September of 2005!
There is literally no doubt in my mind now. This is an old audio, probably from 2006, of bin Laden. As Sahab must have been embarrassed that they had nothing to offer the world on this the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, so they hurriedly released an old audio they had lying around. The fact that there was no accompanying banner is evidence that they threw this together last minute.
Case closed: Osama bin Laden is dead!
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UPDATE: Okay, at about 3.5 minutes in, “bin Laden” brings up something more recent, the alleged covering up of embezzlement in an arms deal for Saudi Arabia in the al-Yamama scandal which is said to have involved a Saudi prince. The cover up, though, was alleged to have happened in December of 2006.
UPDATE: At about 4:20 bin Laden brings the Pope into it:
Then came the publishing of these drawings, which came in the framework of a new Crusade, in which the Pope of the Vatican has played a large, lengthy role. And all of that is confirmation on your part of the continuation of the war, as well as testing the Muslims and their religion…
When did the Pope reference the violence that ensued after the Muhammed cartoons? September 12, 2006.
UPDATE: The closest thing bin Laden says to something recent is a reference to Bush being “about to leave the White House” which people began talking about when? Like for the past year or more? Since the 2006 elections made his lame duck status really lame duck?
What’s funny is that he rails against the U.S. for intentionally killing women and children, which he “testifies” that he has seen, and then compares that with the Mohammad cartoons. Which is worse? The Mo cartoons, of course!
I believe an article was written on Monday of this week, March 10, which had a headline saying that the Pentagon was going to release a report this week that proved, without a doubt, that Saddam’s Iraq had absolutely no ties to al Qaida prior to 2003. Turns out (no suprise) that the article was completely and utterly WRONG.
There are many good reports out on this today, but I don’t have time to post all of them now. Here is the best one I have read so far, by Stephen F. Hayes at The Weekly Standard: Saddam’s Dangerous Friends – What a Pentagon review of 600,000 Iraqi documents tells us.
This ought to be big news. Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda’s second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon. “Saddam supported groups that either associated directly with al Qaeda (such as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, led at one time by bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri) or that generally shared al Qaeda’s stated goals and objectives.” According to the Pentagon study, Egyptian Islamic Jihad was one of many jihadist groups that Iraq’s former dictator funded, trained, equipped, and armed.
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Among the study’s other notable findings:
In 1993, as Osama bin Laden’s fighters battled Americans in Somalia, Saddam Hussein personally ordered the formation of an Iraqi terrorist group to join the battle there.
For more than two decades, the Iraqi regime trained non-Iraqi jihadists in training camps throughout Iraq.
According to a 1993 internal Iraqi intelligence memo, the regime was supporting a secret Islamic Palestinian organization dedicated to “armed jihad against the Americans and Western interests.”
In the 1990s, Iraq’s military intelligence directorate trained and equipped “Sudanese fighters.”
In 1998, the Iraqi regime offered “financial and moral support” to a new group of jihadists in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq.
In 2002, the year before the war began, the Iraqi regime hosted in Iraq a series of 13 conferences for non-Iraqi jihadist groups.
That same year, a branch of the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) issued hundreds of Iraqi passports for known terrorists.
There is much, much more. Documents reveal that the regime stockpiled bombmaking materials in Iraqi embassies around the world and targeted Western journalists for assassination. In July 2001, an Iraqi Intelligence agent described an al Qaeda affiliate in Bahrain, the Army of Muhammad, as “under the wings of bin Laden.” Although the organization “is an offshoot of bin Laden,” the fact that it has a different name “can be a way of camouflaging the organization.” The agent is told to deal with the al Qaeda group according to “priorities previously established.”
In describing the relations between the Army of Muhammad and the Iraqi regime, the authors of the Pentagon study come to this conclusion: “Captured documents reveal that the regime was willing to co-opt or support organizations it knew to be part of al Qaeda — as long as that organization’s near-term goals supported Saddam’s long-term vision.” [ ... ]
The hilarious thing about this is that the Left has been crowing about the article written on Monday about this report, stating that the report proves that “BUSH LIED! Saddam had no ties to al Qaida!!!” When, in fact, this report proves just the opposite. But, now the Left is on record saying that this report is credible. Heheh Idiots.
Be sure to read the whole thing and I’ll link to other good posts on this later.
I wrote this back in 2005, but I did not have a blog back then. So I’m just posting it now.
Okay, so I read on Captain’s Quarters that the AP has a story telling about one of the London terrorist bombers who was pissed off about the War in Iraq and that, along with his obsession with Islam and reading the Koran, led him to blow himself up in the London subway system.
The media just laps this up, because they want to blame everything on President Bush and the War on Terror. However, did anyone ever stop and think about the differences between Pre-2003 Iraq and Post-2003 Iraq?
Pre-2003 Iraq, Saddam was mass murdering Muslims (men, women and children) in his own country. He was also torturing Muslims in his own country for disagreeing with his dictatorship. Yet, did we hear of anyone getting so pissed off about this and deciding to attack Iraq after converting to Islam?
Now we get to post-2003 Iraq and the Coalition forces have liberated millions of innocent Muslims, given them the freedom to form their own government, allowed women and children to go to school and get jobs and have set Iraq on the path to a healthy democracy. Yet, this is a bad thing?
So we have mass murder of Muslims by Saddam: GOOD. Liberating Muslims by America and the Coalition: BAD.
2 + 2 = 4, yet the media can’t figure this out. They just continue on their anti-America, anti-War on Terror, pro-Terrorist mantras.
All other obvious facts aside, someone should ask the Media and the Democrats why terrorists were not suicide bombing Saddam’s Iraq all the years he was mass murdering Muslims and putting them in mass graves all around Iraq as well as torturing Muslims in his torture chambers. I would like to hear the spin they try to put on that, especially since this was mainly happening during the 1990s (Clinton Administration).
Also, the media has a bit of amnesia as it was the African nation of Mogadishu, Somalia (“Blackhawk Down” or Battle of the Black Sea) which was one of the starting points of this War on Terror. Terrorist warlords had control of Somalia. Muhammed Farah Aidid was in control of the capital, Mogadishu. He was controlling the humanitarian aid (UN led “Operation Provide Relief”) being sent there and taking all the food for himself and starving the people of Somalia. 300,000 starved to death. When the world heard about this, they didn’t hear about warlords and terrorist controlled governments (just like no one hears about that concerning Africa even today, 12 years later), they just saw pictures of starving people and children, so the UN and America send aid (Operation Restore Hope). Well, the warlords waited patiently until the American troops left and then declared war on the remaining UN “peacekeepers”. They then massacred about 2 dozen Pakistani soldiers.
Upon hearing about how well the “peacekeeping” mission was going, President Bill Clinton decided to send US Special Forces in to find Muhammed Farah Aidid and take him out. US Army Task Force Rangers, Delta Force and 160th SOAR (“Nightstalkers”) teams were sent in. Clinton expected the mission to take 3 weeks. 6 weeks later they still had not been able to find and capture Aidid.
Eventually, the now infamous “Blackhawk Down” mission occurred. The mission itself was successful. They found and captured a couple of Aidid’s top aides. Only problem was, during the extraction, 2 Blackhawk Helicoptors were shot down. The Special Forces now had to divide their attention between the extraction and 2 different Blackhawk crash sites to try to save the wounded and retrieve the dead. (“No one gets left behind!” God Bless the military for caring for and respecting their brave men and women this way.) There were only about 50 or so Special Forces troops against hundreds of armed Somalis. As it turned out, we have found out that these Somalis and Aidid were being supported by bin Laden.
After the Somalis killed many of our Special Forces soldiers, including the now infamous pictures of the soldiers’ mangled and torn apart bodies, Clinton pulled the Special Forces team out. Without ever having completed their mission of capturing Aidid. It was that pullout that led bin Laden to label America a “paper tiger” and led him to believe that Americans were not willing to deal with seeing their soldiers get killed, especially in such a gruesome manner.
Lost in all of this is the fact that America went into Somalia to HELP MUSLIMS. Meanwhile terrorist warlords starved 300,000 Muslims to death. Where was the outrage from Islamic converts to that? Why didn’t Islamic terrorists bomb Somalia at the murder of 300,000 Muslims?
The hypocrisy is outrageous, yet the media ignores it and continues on with their mantra that the Iraq War causes terrorism. This is simply atrocious. Anyone with just the basic facts of history knows that this is not true. And knowing history, it is clearly obvious that the media is complicit with the terrorists in this War on Terror. The Democrats and liberals and leftists as well. As such, they are all traitors not just to America, but the entire world, as terrorism is not just aimed at America, but the entire civilized world that does not agree with radical Islam.
Instead of providing basic facts as I have provided here, the media continues to spout propaganda. Simply appalling. The blogosphere needs to continue to get out the facts and to educate people about history, because we know the media will not do it and we know the liberals are controlling the educational system and are rewriting history, so our children will not be learning it in schools or universities. We are in a fight for our survival and the enemy is much more than just radical Islam. It is the media. It is leftists and liberals. It is Democrats. We need to take the fight to all of them.