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MSBNC host compares Trump’s children to raping, murderous children of Saddam Hussein

The Media party continues its over the top attacks on Donald Trump and his family.

The latest is MSNBC guest Chris Matthews who compared Donald Trump’s children to Uday and Qusay Hussein.

Truth Revolt reports:

Whatever thrill used to go up and down Chris Matthews?s leg is gone now that Donald Trump is in office. Only fear and uncertainty remain as the MSNBC host makes some wild comparisons on his show.

On Monday, Matthews invoked the names of Uday and Qusay Hussein, the murderous sons of the late Iraqi president, when discussing the ?enormous power? Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have in the White House: ? Read more »

The Iraq War was about revenge for 9/11

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by Gavin

Poor old Tony Blair is being slammed in the Chilcot Report, which is just saying what we have all known for years. There were no weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein was removed as revenge for 9/11. The failure of the US intelligence system and airline security led to the humiliating attack of 9/11 and someone had to pay.

As for 9/11, I have flown El Al flights and the cockpit doors have been secured against hi-jackers for decades. They have also had armed security on planes for decades as well. For whatever reason the yanks thought they were safe on their own soil. 9/11 changed all that.

I was working in the US?in late 2002 to 2003, and what struck me as interesting was that the American people were being prepared for war by the MSM on a daily basis. The MSM were acting as cheerleaders for the upcoming retribution. It was quite odd for me as a Kiwi watching this process unfold as it was a subtle process of getting the people used to the idea that we were going in to sort this out. As history has shown, the evidence for going in was flawed. But, a reason to justify it to the people was necessary to have public opinion on the side of the politicians. Read more »

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Photo Getty Images. Iraqi Imams, or mosque prayer leaders, view the 605-page Koran written with 24 liters of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's own blood donated over three years at the "Mother of All Battles" Umm al-Maarik mosque March 11, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq. The mosque was built with minarets styled after Scud missiles. The complex includes a lake in the shape of a map of the Arab world.

Photo Getty Images.?Iraqi Imams, or mosque prayer leaders, view the 605-page Koran written with 27 litres of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s own blood donated over two years at the “Mother of All Battles” Umm al-Maarik mosque March 11, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq. The mosque was built with minarets styled after Scud missiles. The complex includes a lake in the shape of a map of the Arab world.

Saddam?s Koran Written In His Blood

Saddam Hussein, by many accounts, was a?megalomaniac.? As a testament to his own greatness, Hussein erected more than 300 palaces across Iraq and dozens of statues ? of himself ? throughout the country, during his reign.

But for all of Hussein?s egotistical endeavours, perhaps not were more outlandish than his copy of the Koran.

It was etched in the blood of a dictator in a ghoulish bid for piety. Over the course of two painstaking years in the late 1990s,?Saddam Hussein?had sat regularly with a nurse and an Islamic calligrapher; the former drawing 27 litres of his blood and the latter using it as a macabre ink to transcribe a Qur’an. But since the fall of Baghdad, it has stayed largely out of sight – locked away behind three vaulted doors. It is the one part of the ousted tyrant’s legacy that Iraq has simply not known what to do with.

The vault in the vast mosque in Baghdad has remained locked, keeping the 114 chapters of the Muslim holy book out of sight – and mind – while those who run?Iraq?have painstakingly processed the other cultural remnants of years of Saddam and the Ba’ath party.

“What is in here is priceless, worth absolutely millions of dollars,” said Sheikh Ahmed al-Samarrai, head of Iraq’s Sunni Endowment fund, standing near the towering minarets of the west Baghdad mosque that Saddam named “the Mother of All Battles”. Behind him is the infamous Blood Qur’an, written in Saddam’s own blood.

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury says Britain should help ‘crush’ Isil in Syria

The left-wing are moaning that Syria has been caused by us…it’s our fault, and therefore we should be helping the refugees.

It is an interesting claim because when asked to commit forces to Iraq to help battle ISIS/ISIL/IS they were at pains to demand that we didn’t participate in fighting these bad wogs.

Now they are saying we have to be involved in picking the up the pieces of their abject cowardice.

At the least the former Archbishop of Canterbury has got the stones to say it like it is.

Britain should “crush” Isil by taking part in military action in Syria, a former Archbishop of Canterbury suggests today amid mounting calls for further air strikes.

In an article for The Telegraph, Lord Carey says that it is “not enough” to send aid to Syria and admit thousands of refugees to this country.

He argues that Isil needs to be dealt with “for once and for all” and that “air strikes and other British military assistance” may be needed in Syria. ?? Read more »

ISIS using chemical weapons now?

VICE News reports:

Kurdish peshmerga?forces in northern Iraq?were attacked with rockets filled with?what they say was a chemical agent on Tuesday ? believed to have been chlorine and launched by Islamic State (IS) militants.

“We have indications that there was an attack with chemical weapons,”?a German defense ministry spokesman told AFP, adding that the incident?left many Kurdish fighters?suffering from “respiratory irritation.”

US officials?described the reports to the BBC?as “plausible,” and?told the Wall Street Journal?that the attack likely used mustard gas.

Earlier on?Thursday, Kurdish officials said their forces?were attacked near the town of Makhmour, not far from Erbil. Germany’s military has been training the Kurds in the area, and the German officials said some 60 Kurdish fighters had suffered breathing difficulties from the attack ? a telltale sign of chemical weapons use.

Confirmation of chemical weapons use by IS would mark a dramatic turn in the international efforts to rout the extremist group from the roughly one-third of Iraq and Syria that it controls. ? Read more »

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Why it is ill-conceived to for Obama to deal with Iran

The Obama administration is bending over backwards to assist Iran.

It is madness, especially when senior officials in Iran hold the view that the total annihilation of Israel is a non-negotiable point.

And it isn’t just a nobody either,?Mohammad Reza Naqdi is the chief of the Basji Militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and it is his declaration that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable.”

He also threatened?Saudi Arabia for its campaign against the Iran-backed rebels in Yemen. The Saudis for their part have warned Naqdi, would share the “fate of Saddam Hussein.”

The commander of the Basij militia of Iran?s Revolutionary Guards said that ?erasing Israel off the map? is ?nonnegotiable,? according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday.

Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen ?will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein.?

Naqdi?s comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June. ?? Read more »

Karl du Fresne on the left’s unwillingness to confront evil

Karl du Fresne calls out the left over their?unwillingness to confront evil.

It’s hard to think of a more challenging conundrum than the one posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis).

Labour leader Andrew Little was right last week to describe Isis as evil. It’s a word seldom heard these days because it implies a moral judgment, and moral judgments are unfashionable. But “evil” is the only way to describe men who coldly behead their captives, and then amp up the shock factor by burning one alive.

There is an element of gleeful sadism in their barbarism. Last week they pushed a gay man from the top of a tall building – reportedly the fourth such execution for homosexuality.

As with their other atrocities, they posted pictures and video online, a gesture that was part boast, part taunt. In doing so, they were saying to the world: “Look what we’re capable of. There is no limit to what we will do.

“Norms of civilised behaviour don’t apply to us. In fact we hold the civilised world in contempt. You know, and we know, that you are too weak and divided to stop us.”

And these were merely the more flamboyant examples of Isis’ depravity – the ones calculated to get our attention and fill us with fear, horror and anger.

Almost unnoticed in the background, Isis is proceeding with its grand plan to establish an Islamic caliphate, which means systematically slaughtering or enslaving anyone who stands in its way. No-one, then, can dispute that Isis is evil. The conundrum is what the rest of the world should do about it.

I wish there was a pat answer, but Isis presents a unique challenge because it stands apart from all norms of combat or diplomacy.

It has no regard for human lives, including its own members. It acknowledges no rules, it has no interest in negotiation and its adherents – who seem to include a significant number of thugs with criminal records – are said to be happy to die for their cause because it will ensure entry into paradise. How do you fight such an enemy?

Yet doing nothing is not an option. Either we believe civilised values are worth defending and that vulnerable people deserve protection from mass murderers, or we don’t. And if we do, we can’t just whistle nonchalantly while looking the other way and pretending it isn’t happening.

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Money for old rope

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A piece of the rope that was used to execute former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein has been put up for auction with the latest bid standing at $7 million.

The current owner of the morbid object is Iraqi politician Dr. Mawaffak al-Rubaie, who led the dictator to his death. Read more »

Comment of the Day

From the post about ISIS, Olivia Pierson writes:

I’m so glad you put this up Cameron. I have to say I felt a twinge of disgust when I read Andrea Vance’s op-ed; again with the staggeringly militant ignorance of NZ journalism on geopolitical issues which deeply matter!

Firstly – Vance says; “In the last two decades, Iraq has not been far off the military radar.

Military intervention to eliminate weapons of mass destruction was built?on a fallacy, years of slaughter failed to remove the threat of terrorism or install democracy.”

The removal of the psychopathic Saddam Hussein Baathist regime was inevitable and appallingly long-overdue, a reality which Tony Blair knew along with President Bush – hence the Anglo-American coalition to overthrow it. The questions around WMD was only ONE of the reasons which put this coalition on the right side of history.

According to the United Nations, there are four egregious acts where breaking even one of them, can and should result in regime change; Saddam broke all four:
1 – committing genocide (against the Kurds),
2 – the invasion of a neighbouring state (Iran & Kuwait),
3 – proliferating nuclear weapons (Saddam himself boasted that Iraq was on its way to acquiring a centrifuge (we now know he only had a blueprint) and remember the 550 metric tons of yellow cake airlifted out of Iraq and shipped straight to Canada in 2008? Should the world have just taken a violent psychopath’s word that the enriched uranium was intended for peaceful purposes only?)
4 – aiding and abetting terrorism (Saddam was a renowned and prolific supporter of terrorism to many Islamist militant organisations, among them Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, who moved freely between Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan and Iraq – a fact which obviates Saddam’s blessing.) Read more »