“Chemical Ali”, executed today in Iraq.

As previously reported last week Saddam Hussein’s cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed — also known as Chemical Ali — was was going to be executed. He was finally executed today according to Iraqi officials.

He was hanged after having been convicted on 13 counts of killings and genocide, Ali al-Dabagh said.

Al-Majeed had been sentenced to death in four separate trials, including one that focused on his involvement in a poison gas attack against Iraqi Kurds that killed about 5,000 people.

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Published in: on January 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Ali Hassan al-Majid a.k.a Chemical Ali sentenced to death

One of Saddam Hussein’s most loathed henchman, Ali Hassan al-Majid, otherwise known as Chemical Ali, will be hanged within days, a senior official said tonight.

Good.

The former spy chief and first cousin of Saddam was today sentenced to death for ordering the slaughter of more than 5,000 Kurds in the northern Iraqi town of Halabja with chemical weapons in 1988.

“We will receive Chemical Ali from the Americans in the next few days and he will be executed very soon afterwards,” said Ibrahim. Majid was sentenced by Iraq’s high criminal court. All remaining prosecutions he faces are now expected to be set aside

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 9:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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Will Afghanistan become the next Vietnam?

Blah, blah, blah…how many times do we have to hear this.

Did Obama run for president when he knew about Iraq and Afghanistan? Does he know the history of the Vietnam war and what happened after?

Presuming yes, then no this is not the next Vietnam.

U.S. and coalition forces have been fighting in Afghanistan for more than eight years, initially rooting the Taliban from control after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks against the U.S. because of its support of al Qaeda terrorists who carried out the attacks.

But after the U.S. went to war with Iraq in 2003, the Taliban regrouped, and fighting with U.S. and coalition troops has escalated.

In March, Afghanistan will become America’s longest war, surpassing the one in Vietnam, which cost more than 58,000 American lives.
Obama will announce his strategy for Afghanistan to the nation at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday….which I’m sure he is going to blame the Bush administration for what he has to do.

Published in: on December 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Its Veterans day…so whats going on in Afghanistan??

The week and months leading up to Veterans day has not been a pretty time for the military, both at home and overseas. Too many lives have been lost. Too many decisions have not been made.

Americans are split over whether President Obama is taking too long to decide whether to send more U.S. troops to the war in Afghanistan, according to a new national poll.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey also indicates that, by a narrow margin, Americans think that the president should listen to the recommendations of the generals in charge of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

The poll’s release Wednesday morning comes hours before the president is to meet again with his national security advisers to discuss policy in Afghanistan.

According to the survey, 49 percent of people questioned say the president is taking too long to decide whether to increase U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan; 50 percent do not.

Its not alot, its a small margin, but its time that something is done.

“There is a gender gap on this question, with most men saying Obama is taking too long and most women willing to give him more time,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “That’s due in part to the partisan differences between men and women, but gender differences on the use of military force, and maybe even differences in how the genders make important decisions, can also be contributing to the split.”

The poll indicates that 52 percent think Obama should listen to the generals, with 48 percent saying the president should take other matters into account as well. But a troop buildup remains unpopular, with a separate question indicating that a majority opposes sending more troops.

Roughly one in five Americans opposes more troops, yet also thinks that Obama should pay attention to the U.S. military leaders in that country, Holland said. “That suggests that a lot of people who don’t support a troop build-up are unaware of Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s request for a bigger U.S. military presence there.

So where do we go from here??

A war is never any easy decision, but neither should leaving our troops there in limbo?

Make a decision.

Or am I wrong??

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Published in: on November 11, 2009 at 10:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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Obama on Iran versus Reagan On Poland

Im not a huge fan of Hannity or even actually Reagan for that matter, but certainly gets you thinking and a good comparision

Published in: on October 28, 2009 at 11:34 am  Leave a Comment  
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4th generation good looking Bush off to war.

George P. Bush (the good looking on ein the family), the Bush family’s fourth-generation heir, is going to be deployed in war either in Iraq or Afghanistan. The thirty three year old Lt. Junior Grade Bush, joined the Navy Reserve in 2007 as an intelligence officer. The Navy recently told him, like thousands of others, that the two ongoing wars required him to go active-duty overseas, potentially in Iraq or Afghanistan.
“It’s been communicated to me that it’s not a question of ‘if,’ it’s a question of ‘when,’” Bush revealed. “It’s just a matter of time.”

Amanda is one lucky lady

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Now, are there any photos of him running around without his shirt on??

Published in: on October 28, 2009 at 9:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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It seems sleeping with the white house does not bring in the ratings.

telepromterImage2CNN’s ratings are down….waaaayyy down

CNN, which created the all-news cable network almost 30 years ago, hit a new competitive low with its prime-time programs in October, with three of its four programs between 7 and 11 p.m. finishing fourth and last among the cable news networks.

Ouch!

For the month, CNN averaged 202,000 viewers, ages 25 to 54. That was far behind the dominant leader, Fox, which averaged 689,000. But it also trailed MSNBC which had 250,000 viewers in that group and HLN, which had 221,000 viewers.

Fox news might even send O-man a holiday basket with a new telepromter with figures like that.

I guess at the end of the day, its just another war Obama decided to take on, but has no tactic about how to win it.

Published in: on October 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Bombing in Iraq

The death toll from twin car bombings in Baghdad climbed to 160, with at least 540 people more wounded in the deadliest attack in the capital in more than two years, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Among the wounded were three American security contractors, the U.S. Embassy said, declining to provide further details. The area struck is close to the heavily guarded “green zone,” which houses the embassy.

Let’s hope the Iraqi’s can come out of this and fight for the freedom they deserve.

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Published in: on October 26, 2009 at 8:05 am  Leave a Comment  
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McCain urges for more troops & U.S Citizen jailed in U.A.E for terror links

On the heels of McCain urging for backing of McChrystal’s suggested 40,000 troops in Afghanistan a U.S man was arrested and convicted in the U.A.E for terror ties

So where are we in this “war on terror”? No one seems to know, it seems to be a big mess and the arrests made throughout the U.S a few weeks ago, seem for some reason misplaced. We heard about them over and over again for a few days but previously we heard nothing for a few years and since those few days, we have heard nothing again. I dont know why, but something seems amiss, almost staged….ahhh perhaps its the conspiracy theory going on in my head.

How many U.S citizens do we need to worry about both fighting for the US and against the U.S? Both seem to be on the excalting rise and nethier seem to have the detail they deserve.

In the words of Sen Sen. Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee something seems like its needs to be done “sooner, rather than later.”

O-man and the powers at be need to Focus or get some ADHD meds ASAP. But I guess fighting for the Olympics and receiving a Nobel can take your attention away, you know from the details

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Published in: on October 12, 2009 at 7:28 am  Leave a Comment  
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U.S Afghan base scheduled to be closed, heavily attacked.

A base that had been scheduled to be closed came under heavy attack on Saturday, killing 8 U.S troops.

The closing is part of a wider effort by the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, to cede remote outposts and consolidate troops in more populated areas to better protect Afghan civilians

The U.S beleive that the insurgents had been planning the attack for days bringing in artilery and attacked when they saw the movement in the base.

How long did the battle last?

Approx 12 plus hours.

Even though the U.S was able to get air support within half an hour of the attack but a series of problems hindered mounting any sustained counterattack. The source said smoke from a fire lit by the insurgents obscured vision on the ground and in the air, and the narrowness of the valley hobbled any intense close air support, as well as constant attack on the landing zones.

So how many insurgents were killed?

Approx 100.

Thats still not enough.

Why do they fight with political correctness, why not just fight? Am, I wrong to think this way?

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Published in: on October 7, 2009 at 8:44 am  Comments (1)  
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