Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sunday Morning News Brief

U.S. Copter Crash Claims 13 in Iraq
BAGHDAD - A U.S. Army helicopter crashed northeast of the capital yesterday, killing all 13 persons on board on one of the deadliest days for U.S. forces since the Iraq war began. At least five other American soldiers died in an attack blamed on militiamen in the city of Karbala.

The crash and other deaths came as a brigade of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division arrived in Baghdad and prepared for deployment in early February the first of the 21,500-troop buildup ordered by President Bush.

... obviously folks, something is happening over there! ... meanwhile, is al Sadr trying to make amends? ... will Maliki cave and become friends with "Mookie" again?

Al-Sadr-Linked Legislators End Boycott of Iraqi Parliament
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's bloc announced Sunday that it is lifting its nearly two-month political boycott after reaching a compromise over its demands for a timetable for Iraqi forces to take over security and the withdrawal of U.S. forces.

... methinks Mookie is getting worried.

... also,

Analyst: U.S. Planning Iran War, Not Attack
U.S. contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear program goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, a former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Friday.

... just a Plan? ... or is something up?


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Lady Hawk said...

America is over-due for a show of force that would shut-up korea, china, iran, venezuela and the dems!
Let's "sic'em" in the middle east and "Get 'er done!" well-done, burnt even! Do people fear retaliation? America's enemies are currently watching her destruction from within. She will eventually be handed over diplomatically to her enemies who will continue to use her for economics. The pendulum is still swinging too far the wrong way!

whit said...

Chilling undercover investigation into the influence of Saudi Arabian religious extremism throughout the UK. Despite being considered Britain's principal ally in the Middle East, this disturbing report reveals Saudi Arabian Islam - Wahabism - is spreading a message of bigotry and hatred to a section of Muslims and predicting an imminent jihad. An undercover reporter joins Islamic worshippers...

Tiger said...

Yes, I saw that Whit - more of the same!

It's chilling indeed, how the Bush admin keeps playing tootsies with the Saudis. We've known for a long time the Saudis are very much part of the problem. The Brits have a real problem; we will too in the future. Heck, we have it now! Reports keep telling us about the Detroit area. It seems to be an American "Mecca" of sorts for them.

I can't get over the complacency of the American people and our leaders. They seem to be in a dream state, unwilling to wake up!