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Tehran executes thousands of political prisoners

Part 56 – AUGUST 27, 1988
It is naive to show mercy to those who wage war on God . . . I hope that with your revolutionary rage and rancor toward the enemies of Islam, you can satisfy the Almighty. - Aytollah Khomeini, Letter ordering the execution of political prisoners

In late July, the National Liberation Army of Iran, the military wing of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran launched an armed incursion, named “Operation Eternal Light”, into Iran from its bases in Iraq.

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Saturday, August 30, 2008 - Full Story

Half-brother George Obama is what Barack Obama pretends to be

George ObamaMy Las Vegas-based, internationally syndicated colleague Steve Miller sent me a video last night, which introduces Barack Obama’s half-brother George to the world from faraway Kenya.

  The video is touted by CNN as the “first televised interview of Obama’s half brother”.

  While the Democrats were grooming Barack Obama for his Big Night in Denver, CNN must have been tracking down the half-brother who Italian Vanity Fair discovered living in Kenya some two weeks ago.

  Whether intended that way or not, the George Obama interview, I think is the best thing CNN ever did.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, August 29, 2008 - Full Story

Russia is Selling Hezbollah surface-to-air and anti-tank missiles

imageHezbollah’s Leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah warned that his terrorist armed militia is now much, much, stronger than before the devastating war that took place in 2006 between his militia and Israel. He rhetorically and pompously alleged that his militia would destroy Israel if its army wages any attacks against Lebanon.

Nasrallah issued this threat last Saturday at a Boy Scout ceremony in Beirut, as a response to Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s remark last week that “if Lebanon becomes a Hezbollah state, then we won’t have any restrictions” in striking the country. 

Olmert claimed that during the last war, Israel did not use all of its firepower because the enemy was Hezbollah and not its host country Lebanon.

By Elias Bejjani - Friday, August 29, 2008 - Full Story

Iraq and Iran open direct talks in Geneva

Part 55 – AUGUST 26,  1988
‘‘Your presence here clearly indicates your Governments are quite prepared to pursue the path to peace. Against the background of the cease-fire, our discussions will be businesslike, constructive and indeed productive.’’ - Javier Perez de Cuellar, United Nations Secretary General

Today, Foreign Ministers Tariq Aziz of Iraq and Ali Akbar Velayati of Iran opened direct face-to-face negotiations in Geneva.

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Friday, August 29, 2008 - Full Story

Between Barack and the Hard Spot

Yesterday upon the stair / I met a man who wasn’t there. / He wasn’t there again today / I wish that man would go away.”  - Hugh Means (1875 – 1965)

I pondered some interesting questions earlier this week: Is Barack Obama more of an insurgent candidate than anyone has previously thought? How could the Clinton Campaign so badly “misunderestimate” the Obama Insurgency? Was this a DNC plan to whip up excitement that went awry? How much do far Left Progressives from the George Soros circle own Obama?

By William R. Mann - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - Full Story

New Democratic Party leader Layton goes groupie in Obama’s Denver

imageNew Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton is a Barack Obama groupie.

With Prime Minister Stephen Harper preparing to call an election, Smilin’ Jack arrived in Denver yesterday.

  When Obama accepts his nomination in his Ancient Greek Temple setting tonight, Layton will be waving a blue and white placard with Obama’s name.

  “Democrats here are talking about the same kind of change we’re talking about in Canada,” said Layton.  “Whether it’s real action on climate change, forging trade policies that work for working families or standing up for jobs and better health care, there’s a real desire here to put the concerns of the kitchen table ahead of the boardroom table.”

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - Full Story

Baghdad uses Mustard Gas on the Kurdish Rebels

Part 54 – AUGUST 25 1988
‘Survivors painted a grisly picture of noiseless bombs producing yellowish smoke smelling of bad garlic or rotten apples; of people, plants and livestock dying instantly as dead birds and bees fell from the sky. The bodies of the dead burned and blistered and later turned blackish blue.’ - Peter Galbraith and Christopher Van Hollen, Chemical Weapons Use in Kurdistan: Iraq’s Final Offensive
Staff Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate [1]

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - Full Story

No baby cooing or “Less than One Minute Old” lyrics for Michelle’s DNC exit

imageRight down to the exit song, it was a Mrs. June Cleaver scenario for Mrs. Barack Obama at the Denver Pepsi Centre Monday night.

  Many women watching wept according to yesterday’s blogs.  In the finale after Michelle’s keynote speech, Barack’s family waved to Daddy when he appeared on satellite video asking the audience “How about Michelle Obama?” immediately after his greeting, “Hello from Kansas City.”

  But Mrs. Cleaver would never have served up a Marxist message in her brownies.

As a letter writer to Canada Free Press (CFP) pointed out, “Not once but three times she stated that her husband once told her that there is a significant difference between “what the world is and what the world should be”.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - Full Story

UN reports Iraqi use of gas against civilians

Part 53 – AUGUST 24 1988
“And so we resorted, not to poison gas, but to the atomic bomb. Are we therefore permitted to adopt a moral stance against the use of another kind of weapon - mustard gas? War is war is war. Poison gas, flame throwers, napalm, nuclear weapons - they are all obscene. How hypocritical to pick and choose.” - Stanley Frankel, New York, Aug. 8, 1988

Today, United Nations inspectors said that Iraq used mustard gas against Iranian civilians in a bombing raid near the town of Oshnaviyeh on Aug. 2.

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - Full Story

Parents of son missing since Sunrise Propane explosion beg Canada to let them visit explosion site


Call to CFP from India this morning. Visas issued by Canada Immigration!

The Canadian government should allow the wife and son of Rajinder Singh Saini to accompany him to Canada to help investigate the fate of their son, Parminder missing since the Toronto Sunrise Propane explosion.

  Canadian authorities approved a visa for Rajinder to come to Canada, but refused visas for his wife and son.

  “We do not want my father to have to travel to Canada alone in his emotional state without our moral support. 

“It’s been 15 long days already and we cannot sleep at night.  It is not a laptop that I lost, it is my brother and my parents’ son that is lost.”

He is tired, he is worried and he is heartbroken,” Parminder’s 33-year-old brother Bikramjit told Canada Free Press (CFP) in a telephone interview from Bathinda (Punjab) India last night.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - Full Story

Blaming the victims of US foreign policy

Part 52 – AUGUST 23 1988
“The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.” 
- Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General under President Lyndon Johnson

Today, Admiral Crowe has blamed the Iranians for the downing of one of their airliner by the USS Vincennes. ‘’ Iran must bear the principal responsibility for the tragedy,’’ Crowe added.

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - Full Story

Is the Evangelical Vote Really Split?

A recent survey by, the world’s largest Christian audience online, shows that Republican John McCain has a firm lead with the traditional, white evangelical voters, while African American evangelicals stand solidly with Democrat Barack Obama. Many evangelicals are still undecided, especially among African American and Hispanic groups.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - Full Story

Canada’s Guantanamo problem

imageIn Afghanistan, on July 27, 2002, U.S. medic Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer of Alberquerque, N.M., attached to the 3rd Platoon of Bravo Company, 505th Infantry Regiment was killed by a Toronto born Canadian citizen.

Today, Omar Khardr sits at the American naval base of Guantanamo awaitng trial.

By Guest Column Matt Sanchez- Monday, August 25, 2008 - Full Story

Pompous pomp at Pepsi Center

imageIt’s DNC time in Denver. Time to replace Barack Hussein Obama’s halo with a crown.

  This morning signs with the single word “Unity” were stacked up and ready for delegate pick up outside the Denver Pepsi Center.  The public squabbling between the Obama and Clinton camps is, at least ostensibly, over. 

Make that over on the convention floor.  Outside, it continues with groups like Clintons4McCain taking the battle all the way to Election Day.

  Meanwhile back at the proverbial ranch, Hillary Clinton, who deems Joe Biden “a good man, a wise man, an experienced man”, will prove she doesn’t resent being passed over for VP. 

Denver’s Street People, known at other times as the homeless have all had their haircuts, been spiffed up and talcumed over with pretty smelling powder.  Those who haven’t been are hidden out of sight, staring at rented plasma television screens.

  It doesn’t matter to which God Democrats pray.  At the DNC Allah and Mother Earth are on the same platform.  It’s all Interfaith now, so pray, Brothers and Sisters, pray.

By the end of the day the mainstream media message will go out: There never was any disunity in the lead up to the DNC and anyone who says there was must be a blogger or a raging conspiracy theorist. 

By Judi McLeod - Monday, August 25, 2008 - Full Story

Iran Iraq cease fire operational

Part 51 – AUGUST 22, 1988
‘‘The cease-fire is operational. I have no information about violations and everything is going very fine.’’ - Maj. Gen. Slavko Jovic, Yugoslav commander of the monitoring force

Iraqi and Iranian officials are accusing each others of violations of the cease fire. But UN officials monitoring the border have reported no such incidents so far.

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Monday, August 25, 2008 - Full Story

A Small Event with an Ominous Warning

Denver Police have closed their investigation into the mysterious death of an indigent man in a suite of a luxury Denver hotel. They announced that his death was suicide, and that there was no link to terrorism. An FBI spokesman has also stated that the incident has no apparent terrorism connection.

By Guest Column Gerard Group International- Monday, August 25, 2008 - Full Story

Peshawar, Kohat, Nowshera next targets of terrorists

ISLAMABAD: In a major breakthrough, the security agencies have got a big lead in investigations into the bombings at Wah. The third suicide bomber arrested on the spot is cooperating with the authorities and has provided many details about his network and these details have raised more questions about the role of India in Afghanistan.

By Hamid Mir - Sunday, August 24, 2008 - Full Story

Iran-Iraq cease fire ends 8-year war

Part 50 – AUGUST 21, 1988
‘‘I really think both countries are serious. They are committed to the cease-fire.’’ - Javier Perez de Cuellar, United Nations Secretary General

Today, the cease-fire between Iraq and Iran, arranged by the United Nations, went into effect at 7 A.M. local time. No violations have been reported.

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Sunday, August 24, 2008 - Full Story

Joe Biden, friend of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

imageSen. Joe Biden – Barack Obama’s eagerly anticipated running mate – should be named an honorary soldier in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). We’re all familiar with the IRGC: Iran’s unique corps of Islamist fighters who have been directly involved in deadly attacks against U.S. soldiers in Iraq – even Afghanistan – threatening our ships in the Persian Gulf; and organizing, training, equipping, funding, and providing direct operational support to Lebanon-based Hezbollah (perhaps the most dangerous terrorist army on earth). And that’s just for starters.

Also known as the Pasdaran, the IRGC is not Iran’s conventional territorial armed force, but the military force of the Khomeinist-inspired Islamic Revolution. The organization fields an army, a navy, and an air force, as well as an extranational special-operations force known as the Quds (Jerusalem) Force.

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. - Saturday, August 23, 2008 - Full Story

US navy to discipline no one

Part 49 – AUGUST 20, 1988
‘‘Perhaps the most puzzling mistake was the ultimate call of Flight 655 as descending instead of climbing. Everyone agreed that the plane was climbing until it was 15 miles away, when information passed to the captain became inconsistent. The reason for the inconsistency remains unclear.’’ - Admiral Crowe

Today, Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci said that no one from the United States Navy would be disciplined for the downing of an Iranian civilian jetliner by the USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf on July 3.

By Dr. Ludwig de Braeckeleer - Saturday, August 23, 2008 - Full Story