I had to post this. I was feeling a little old. But I'm much better now.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Today American and Coalition forces Forces successfully conducted an operation targeting the al-Qaeda emir of the section of Baghdad, who has directed deadly car bomb attacks in the city.
From the MNF-Iraq:
BAGHDAD — Coalition forces killed eight terrorists and detained 14 suspected terrorists during coordinated operations targeting a senior al-Qaeda leader west of Tarmiyah over the past two days.
Forces conducted an operation yesterday targeting the al-Qaeda emir of the northern belts around Baghdad, who is associated with deadly car bomb attacks in the city.
Surveillance indicated the senior leader and his associates had entered a building in a remote area. Coalition forces declared the target hostile and called in an air strike. Secondary explosions ignited after the initial strike, indicating there were explosives inside. Forces assess five terrorists were killed in the strike.
When ground forces approached the site to assess damage, a terrorist engaged them with small-arms fire. Countering in self-defense, forces returned fire and killed the armed man. The ground forces resumed their approach to the building but discovered multiple fighting positions, heavy machine guns, booby traps and vehicles wired with explosives. Coalition forces evacuated the area and called in air assets to destroy the enemy weapons.
Acting on intelligence gained from yesterday’s operation, Coalition forces conducted additional coordinated raids in the area this morning. During the first of those, forces used explosives to breach a door and enter a targeted building. A woman standing behind the door was killed in the explosion. Iraqis on the scene told Coalition forces her husband had told her to block the door from the Americans.
As ground forces secured the building, one man was discovered concealing himself in another room, armed with grenades and a rifle aimed at the assault force. Coalition forces engaged the armed man and killed him. As they secured additional buildings on the scene, a man rushed to a window and attempted to pull a rifle from behind the curtains. Forces reacted to the hostile threat by engaging the man and killing him.
During a raid on another building, ground forces brought the occupants of a building outside to secure the area. One man, after previously being compliant, turned and rushed back into the building. Coalition forces, perceiving a hostile threat, engaged the man and wounded him. He was treated on site and taken to a military medical facility for further treatment. He and six other suspected terrorists were detained during the raid.
Coalition forces detained three more suspected terrorists during raids on four more buildings in the area.
"Taking down the bombing network in Baghdad is a top priority for us," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman. "We will continue targeting the leaders who coordinate and execute murderous attacks on the Iraqi people."
All of this leads me to two questions;
First, I wonder what Harry Reid has to say about all this. Are we still "losing"?
Second, How's your blood pressure today Harry? Through the roof? Better take a couple days off and let it settle.
Strike Three...Your out! al Queda is in it's death throws.
Posted by Sparker911 at 7:36 AM
Tuesday Iraqi citizens turned on al Quaeda terrorist who had fled into a Mosque for saftey. The citizens stormed the Mosque, ousted the terrorists and reported them to Coalition forces.
Fed up with violent and indiscriminate terror tactics, a group of more than 80 residents of the Adhamiyah district, on the east side of the Iraqi capital, banded together Sunday to oust suspected terrorists from a local mosque.
The uprising led to a string of events over the next 12 hours that ultimately resulted in the arrest of 44 suspected terrorists and the capture of three weapons caches.
The initial takeover of the Abu Hanifa Mosque occurred at about 2 p.m., apparently triggered by news that terrorists had murdered two relatives of a prominent local sheik. As the news spread, angry residents joined the sheik to storm the mosque, long believed to be a sanctuary for terrorists operating in the area, and ousted the suspected terrorists inside from the building.
That's strike two.
Posted by Sparker911 at 7:27 AM
On Monday a Senior leader of the terrorist group al-Qaeda, who was responsible for bombings and inciting sectarian violence was killed by American and Coalition forces.
“Yesterday, the government of Iraq announced that the Coalition force killed a senior al Qaeda terrorist, Haitham Sabah al Badri,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Mark Fox, spokesman for Multi-National Force-Iraq. “He was killed east of Samara on August second.”
In addition to both the February 2006 and June 2007 bombings of the Golden Mosque, Al Badri is believed to have been involved in an Aug. 28 attack on a Samara checkpoint that killed 29, as well as the June 23, 2006, bombing of the Kirkuk courthouse. His body was positively identified by family members after the Coalition air strike.
During the operation, Coalition force members raided a series of four buildings associated with al Badri, Multi-National Force-Iraq officials reported. About four armed men moved from the targeted buildings into outdoor tactical fighting positions in what ground forces viewed as a set-up to ambush approaching Coalition force members. Responding to the hostile threat, they called in close-air support.
The strike killed al Badri and three other terrorists, one of them a foreign fighter. Ground forces also found weapons on site and detained seven other suspected terrorists.
To which I add, in as grown-up a manner as I can muster...Hahahahaahaha! Hahahahahaha! Haahahahahaha! Welcome sucker to your paradise and your virgins. Nobody says the virgins are female or even human. It leaves one hope.
Posted by Sparker911 at 7:19 AM
Sunday, August 5, 2007
The author writes:
Anyone who says Al Qaeda is not one of the primary problems in Iraq is simply ignorant of the facts.
I, like everyone else, will have to wait for September's report from Gen. Petraeus before making more definitive judgments. But I know for certain that three things are different in Iraq now from any other time I've seen it.
1. Iraqis are uniting across sectarian lines to drive Al Qaeda in all its disguises out of Iraq, and they are empowered by the success they are having, each one creating a ripple effect of active citizenship.
2. The Iraqi Army is much more capable now than it was in 2005. It is not ready to go it alone, but if we keep working, that day will come.
3. Gen. Petraeus is running the show. Petraeus may well prove to be to counterinsurgency warfare what Patton was to tank battles with Rommel, or what Churchill was to the Nazis.
And yes, in case there is any room for question, Al Qaeda still is a serious problem in Iraq, one that can be defeated. Until we do, real and lasting security will elude both the Iraqis and us.
Yon is a former Special Forces soldier who later became a writer and a photographer. His work appears in the Weekly Standard, the National Review and on www.michaelyon-online.com .
Posted by Sparker911 at 11:15 AM
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Victory for the USA is "Bad news for us".
From Flopping Aces:
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Monday that a strongly positive report on progress on Iraq by Army Gen. David Petraeus likely would split Democrats in the House and impede his party's efforts to press for a timetable to end the war.
Clyburn, in an interview with the washingtonpost.com video program PostTalk, admitted the Democrats will be unhappy if it turns out that America is winning in Iraq. He did include some gobbledygook about supporting or troops, but nobody believes that. The big story is that a house leader put it on the record that it is not Democrat policy to win the war.
The Democrats have positioned themselves (again) to gain power if the US loses the war. This puts them actively opposed to the troops they mildly claim to "support". With friends like this, I hope to never be in a position to need support from Democrats.
Pardon me, but isn't supporting the enemy against our troops an act of treason?
Posted by Sparker911 at 5:00 AM
Thursday, July 26, 2007
More signs of Victory in Iraq that won't make the Main Stream Media.
From the MNF Iraq-
KHALIS — Approximately 75 tribal sheiks and local leaders gathered at the Iraqi Army Headquarters in Khalis, Iraq, to discuss grievances between tribes, determine solutions for security and services, and unite to defeat al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations in the Khalis area.Iraqis are like a lot of people in that they will side with the winner. They just need to know who the winner will be. Until then they will sit on the sidelines and watch their own country spiral down into a pit of violence and poverty. It seems that they are being convinced that the good guys are winning.
“Here, right now, I am denouncing the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Qaida,” said another sheik who later swore on the Quran to uphold the conditions of the peace agreement.
Some conditions of the agreement include cooperating with the ISF, stopping tribal conflicts such as kidnappings and murders, reporting and removing improvised explosive devices, assisting in recruiting for ISF, dissolving illegal militias, and solving disputes between tribes through local meetings with the government and other tribal sheiks.
After the meeting, the sheiks enjoyed a feast and agreed to meet in the near future to continue their efforts at uniting and solving the issues of their people.
Posted by Sparker911 at 5:10 AM
Monday, July 23, 2007
This new web site has feeds from very good sources, including; MFN Iraq, one of my favorites, US CENTCOM another great source and some top Iraq and MIL Bloggers. The intrepid Michael Yon, Blackfive, Mudville Gazette and Bill Roggio supply good reporting and real facts without the MSN hand-wringing.
There are graphs available which show the zones handed off to Iraqi control, the number of attacks and whether they are trending up or down as well as current areas of conflict and economic trends.
You can sign up and get involved in various projects to help win the war from home and to support our heroes . Take a look and get involved. I'm too old now to go over and shoot the enemy, but I can kick some political butt.
I am enthusiastically looking forward to reading this site every day. I encourage you all to do the same.
Posted by Sparker911 at 8:03 AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Hahahaha. This idiot deserves to be booed.
Antonio Villarigosa is a world class idiot and a media whore. His most recent scandal involves adultery and lying to the public.
The mayor, formerly named Antonio Villa, changed his name to include his wifes name Ragosa as a penance for an earlier foray into adultery. I cannot hear the elongated version of his name without being reminded that he is an oath breaking adulterer.
In the latest scandal the mayor has been cheating on his wife Katrina with a Spanish language TV reporter from Telemundo named, Mirthala Salinas. Villaraigosa reiterated that his relationship with Mirthala Salinas is a personal matter and he appealed for privacy.
The mayor admits to a nine month relationship with Salinas, however people have seen him skulking around her apartment for 2 years. The reason for the 9 months admission is because Salinas was removed from her Telemundo position of covering the mayor 9 months ago.
Apparently Los Angeles Democrats are more shocked that a reporter would sleep with her subject than that a mayor would cheat on his wife with one of his.
Posted by Sparker911 at 5:24 AM
From the official web site of the Multi National Force in Iraq:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained three suspected terrorists during operations in Mosul targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq senior leaders Tuesday.
Coalition Forces captured an alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq leader in Mosul who is believed to have been promoted within the organization after recent Coalition operations created numerous vacancies in the terrorist leadership structure. ( I just love a good understatement) Intelligence reports also indicate the individual is responsible for mortar and sniper attacks against Iraqi forces and a December attack against Coalition Forces. Two other suspected terrorists were also detained during the Tuesday operation.
“We’re putting continuous pressure on al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders and their networks,” said Maj. Marc Young, an MNF-I spokesperson. “We will continue attacking these networks so Iraqis can live peacefully, without fear of vicious terrorist attacks.”Why, where are Brian, Katie and Charles when there is positive news on Iraq to report?
Posted by Sparker911 at 5:05 AM
Sunday, July 15, 2007
From the report issued by the Multi National Corp-Iraq:
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces killed a rogue Jaysh Al-Mahdi Special Group cell commander July 11 during an intelligence driven operation in eastern Baghdad.
"Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces entered the residence to detain Said Jaffer for questioning. When the insurgent commander brandished a pistol, the team verbally instructed him in Arabic to drop his weapon. However, Jaffer refused to comply and the team engaged the insurgent with well-aimed and proportional fire...Intelligence shows a clear link to his group partnering with outside Persian (read Iranian-Sparker911) extremists, whose goal is to destroy the legitimate government of Iraq and create instability in the region...Coalition Forces served as advisers during the operations. No Iraqi or Coalition Forces members were injured during the operation. (Iraqis are stepping up-Sparker911)
Coalition Forces captured a suspected vehicle-borne improvised explosive device cell leader southeast of Baghdad. During the raid, the ground forces also detained eight suspected terrorists tied to the bombing cell.
Coalition Forces captured an alleged IED operative and two individuals suspected of emplacing IEDs for him.
A Coalition Forces raid northwest of Baghdad netted five suspected terrorists who are allegedly tied to a chlorine VBIED facilitator in Anbar province.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, based out of Fort Riley, Kan., detained five suspects and recovered two rocket-propelled grenade launchers, three grenades and one improvised explosive device in an operation in the New Baghdad District of the Iraqi capital.
Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, a Fort Carson, Colo.-based unit detained eight suspected insurgents in the Zafarniya District. They also recovered circuit boards, wires, timers, soldering tools and nine million Iraqi dinar during the raid
Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers nabbed 46 men suspected of involvement with al Qaeda affiliated terror networks July 12 under the cover of darkness, east of Lutifiyah, Iraq.Troops of the 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y., air assaulted in the area, and then began searching reeds along canals for weapons caches. The combined air assault detained 29 men on the Iraqi army’s list of persons of interest, and 14 others who were identified by sources as terrorists. Three other men detained were taken for questioning on suspicion of terrorist activity
Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces, using tips from local citizens, targeted al-Qaida operatives outside Diyala’s provincial capital July 11, in a continued effort to deny any safe-haven to the terrorist group.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, and 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted Operation Ithaca, targeting al-Qaida operatives near the villages of Haimer, Abu Nasim, and Jamil, Iraq, resulting in 29 al-Qaida gunmen killed, 23 detained, eight hostages released, two weapons caches discovered and a safe house destroyed.
There are many more reports of victory to be read at http://www.mnf-iraq.com
Posted by Sparker911 at 10:29 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Democrats have seized on a new topic that they are sure will propel them into the
White House in January, 2009.
The Democrat Candidates for President of the
Forget about the War on Terror. Who cares about
Let’s imagine Hill (Butch) Rodham arriving in a pick-up truck, escorted by former Attorney General Janet Reno.
Or maybe Barrack Hussein Obama on the podium wearing a hajib.
Ok, John Edwards is too easy, just ask Ann Coulter.
Silly boys, the rest don't matter anyway.
From the report, which by the way, (or is it Bi the way?) comes from; http://www.365gay.com/Newscon07/07/071007debate.htm;
The one-hour event will be held on August 9 and broadcast on gay network LOGO at 9:00 pm
The LGBT vote is considered a decisive electoral force and according to exit poll data make up approximately 4 percent of the voting population.
Way to go Democrats. Pander to 4%. Forget about the 85% of Christians in this country and spend your time on 4%.
Posted by Sparker911 at 1:17 PM
Saturday, July 7, 2007
What is needed in a new Millennium is a little more Pusserfication and a lot less pussification in the world. Who better to swing a two-by-four and bring a little law and order than Law and Orders' own Fred Thompson.
Can't you just imagine Amadinajab on the receiving end of good old southern white-pine lumber?
Whap! Ooh, that's so satisfying. Whap! Whap!
Posted by Sparker911 at 5:37 AM
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Today Al Gore II said of Al Gore III, that "We love him very much," Gore told NBC's "Today" show, adding, "We are going to leave it as a private matter."
A Private Matter? I'm sorry if you find it inconvenient that Jr was arrested driving down my freeway in excess of 100 MPH. That is not a private matter, it is a matter of public safety, compounded by the fact that Jr was under the influence of drugs and in possession of narcotics.
Will we see another California style Celebrity Catch and Release Show? Will another wealthy Prince of the Realm be treated better than the rest of us, because of who he is, or rather who his daddy is? Shades of Paris Hilton.
If it were me, or someone else without mega bucks, the prosecution would be screaming for prison time regarding the narcotics possession. I'm talking felony possession of Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall. They would insist on felony DUI charges due to the high rate of speed and the fact that Jr does this with unfortunate regularity. In this case I agree with my hypothetical prosecutor. Jr needs to be stopped before someone dies. The life we save may be his, or yours.
Posted by Sparker911 at 9:15 AM
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Ok, Mr John F Mcmanus et al; the real reasons why we are in Iraq are the same reasons why we are in Afghanistan, and there are three of them.
- To have a presence in the Middle East to stabilize the region and to defend Israel.
- The United States was dis-invited from the Saudi Arabian kingdom by our supposed friends.
- (To fully understand this one, I have included a map) The United States is now in control of 2485 km of Iranian border. 935 km in the east, along the Afghan/Iraq border and 14450 in the west along Iraq/Iran's' border. We have control of about 1,100,000 sq km in the region now. Not to mention the NATO ally Turkey's border in the north, or the 3 to 4 carrier groups in the Persian Gulf.
So you see the real reason we are in Iraq is as plain as the map on the table. It is not about Iraq...it is about IRAN. Nobody cares about Iraq. Those messed up people were in a mess of their own making. Whatever happens over there, their situation cannot be worse than what they had. A vicious dictator and constant war with Iran, Kuait and the UN.
Posted by Sparker911 at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
CARVER Elementary School in Oak Park, near San Diego, Ca.
has become involved in a controversy regarding school prayer.
It seems that the school is bucking the modern trend which
disallows prayer in school. Before you get to excited, you need
to know that it is not for everyone. The school apparently only
extends this courtesy to Muslims. Christians and Jews need
From the article;
break in the classroom each afternoon to accommodate Muslim
students who wish to pray."
The best part;
"In a letter, the(Christian) religious-rights organization urged the district to broaden its accommodations to Christians and Jews by setting aside separate classrooms for daily prayer and to permit rabbis, priests and other religious figures to lead children in worship on campuses."
But of course;
"A lawyer representing the district said those ideas would violate the Constitution's prohibition against government establishment of religion."
Notably absent from the fracas is Americas Guarantors of Separation of Church and State, the vaunted and mighty American Civil Liberties Union. How loud would they be if it was Christians and not Muslims praying in the school. I suppose they think prayer beads are more dangerous than a suicide vest.
Posted by Sparker911 at 6:53 PM
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Update: Lance from TMQ2 informs me that the Photoshop contest is at SnappedShot and not TMQ2. However both deserve your visit.
TMQ2Wordpress is having a photoshop contest of Islamic Rage Boy. This is my entry.
This Idiot has been seen all over the Islamic world shoving his face in front of any Westerners' camera and freaking out on cue.
Posted by Sparker911 at 8:31 AM
In stunning bit of (non) objective "journalism" today, HAMID AHMED from the Associated (with the enemy) Press filed this future Pulitzer Prize winner. How many innocent "mothers" have street names? Note the honorific
Notice that almost all of the claims and assertions made by Americans are refuted
by Iraqis or are challenged by quotation marks.
"The U.S. military said it conducted two pre-dawn raids in Sadr City,
Baghdad's largest Shiite slum, killing 26 "terrorists" who attacked
U.S. troops with small arms fire, rocket-propelled grenades and
The use of the quotation marks is liberal code for "Uh huh, sure they
were". Meanwhile those trustworthy Iraqis are so apparently incapable
of dishonesty they neither require the quotation marks nor even names
attributed to their comments.
"But Iraqi police and hospital officials said all the dead were civilians
killed in their homes... (t)he Iraqi officials, who spoke on condition of
anonymity out of security concerns, put the death toll at eight, with
And this paragon of virtue and courage,
"One resident who goes by the nickname of Um Ahmed, or "mother
of Ahmed," stood outside her home as mourners passed by. "We are
being hit while we are peacefully sleeping in our houses. Is that fair?"
she cried. The woman gave only her nickname, fearing reprisal."
"mother", could we make her a more sympathetic character? I bet he
How many innocent "mothers" have street names? Note the honorific
Posted by Sparker911 at 7:08 AM
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Congratulations to the Victorious American People.
Today the American people convinced the Senate to ditch the Comprehensive Amnesty Bill. I got a perverse enjoyment in watching the self righteous Grand Schemers squirm while they got a reminder of just who really runs things in this country. It was obvious how little they enjoyed the lesson. I wonder how much scotch, or more likely tequila, the senior senator from Mexachusetts
will need to get through this defeat.
Americans flooded the phone lines, filled email in boxes to overflowing, burned up the phone lines and bent ears into unrecognizable shapes as they let their representatives in the Upper Chambers now that the Silent Majority has gained its voice. With a resounding shout from coast to coast citizens paraphrased Ronald Wilson Reagan's' famous line, "Mr. Blabbermouth, Put Up This Wall!"
God it feels good to be an American.
Posted by Sparker911 at 5:29 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Andrew Waldon from Frontpage Mag has the following tid bits in his collumn.
After fighting erupted with their fellow Palestinian group Hamas, Gaza fighters for the Fatah faction of the PLO went running for protection to the Israeli border...
Reality has a way of forcing the truth out into the open. After decades of terrorist war against Israel, Gazans know they are better off begging Israel for admission rather than facing the reality of Iranian-backed Hamas’ Islamist rule. About 700 meters behind them is a hastily-built Hamas checkpoint, where Hamas terrorists—now ruling over Gaza—wave away late-comers and await any Fatah terrorists who give up hope. On June 20, Israeli tanks moved to positions at the Gaza end of the corridor to forestall any Hamas bloodbath.
The only draw-back to this almost hillarious farce is what he included near the end of his artical;
Failed ex-President Jimmy Carter and Democrat presidential wannabe Dennis Kucinich have answered Hamas’ call. They agree that the Hamas takeover is connected to the cut-off of funding to the PA. In response they have joined calls by Hawaii Rep. Neil Abercrombie for American funding of Islamist terror.
I tell ya, Birds of a Feather.
Posted by Sparker911 at 8:20 AM
Monday, June 25, 2007
The Washington Post has an article in it's online issue today that agrees with my post of yesterday, that the various states in the Union are enacting tough anti-illegal immigrant laws. For example:
"At least 18 states have enacted laws concerning illegal immigrants. Most of the legislation is seen as punitive, and it reflects legislators' anger at the federal government's inability to seal the southern border and at provisions in the Senate bill that would allow the 12 million illegal immigrants already here a path to citizenship."
While they don't attribute these new regulations and laws to Washington's new found zeal to pass Immigration Reform, they do make my case for me.
More to come...
Sunday, June 24, 2007
From the beginning I have wondered why the mad rush to get the illegals legal status. It almost seems to be an obsessive compulsion in Washington. This whole Comprehensive Reform issue should be done in a reasonable measured manner.
It turns out that since localities across the country are enacting and enforcing restrictions on employing and renting to illegals, business owners and landlords are afraid they may go to jail for what they are doing. To head this off, they have got Washington moving at full speed to make a generous Federal law, which the local yahoos can't get around. Smooth.
Posted by Sparker911 at 12:38 PM