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Posted: 8/8/2002 9:27:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2002 9:28:06 AM EDT by Benjamin0001]
FoxNews is Reporting:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — "The forces of evil will carry their coffins on their backs to die in disgraceful failure ... to dig their own graves," Saddam Hussein promised his people Thursday as the U.S. and Britain ramped up their war plans against Iraq. As thousands of rifle-toting, khaki-clad members of the "Jerusalem Army," a civilian militia, marched through the streets of Baghdad to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the end of the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqi leader addressed his nation via television. "Greetings ... we extend to our Iraqi brothers and Iraqi martyrs, to ... the heroic people of Palestine," said Saddam, whose utterances have taken on a more Islamic tone in recent years, "and to every honorable Mujahid [holy warrior] of the faithful who met his God with a pure heart." Dressed in a dark suit and sitting behind a lily-gilded desk, Saddam called on the United Nations to "honor its obligations" and lift sanctions that have been in place since another war, the Persian Gulf conflict, began with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. America and Britain -- Saddam's "forces of evil" -- maintain that Iraq is lying when it claims to have destroyed its weapons of mass destruction, one of the key conditions for lifting the sanctions. U.N. arms inspectors have been barred from Iraq since 1998, though the threat of imminent invasion appears to have prompted Baghdad to re-open its doors to them a bit. AP Vice President Dick Cheney The United States has warned Iraq of unspecified consequences if it does not allow weapons inspections to resume. Iraqi diplomats have held three meetings with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan this year to discuss the issue and related topics. Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that some U.S. officials believe Iraq could acquire nuclear weapons in the future. He also expressed skepticism that the return of U.N. inspectors would solve the problem. Eventually, Cheney said, the international community will have to "figure out how we're going to deal with this growing threat to peace and stability in the region and obviously potentially to the United States." "The right way is that the Security Council should reply to the questions raised by Iraq and should honor its obligations under its own resolutions," Saddam said during his 22-minute speech. He was referring to 19 questions dealing with various Iraqi complaints that were given to Annan at a meeting in March. Annan circulated the questions to the Security Council members, who have not replied. "We reject the U.S. war threats and we are ready to face them," said Sabah Mohammed, a 45-year-old female member of the Jerusalem Army, one of 15,000 who stomped through Baghdad carrying photographs of Saddam, Palestinian and Iraqi flags and signs reading "Long live Saddam!" and "Down with U.S.A!" FNC The government has organized similar demonstrations for the last week. The Jerusalem Army is a civilian force established by Saddam in 2000 with the aim of driving the Israelis out of Jerusalem and supporting the Palestinian uprising. While members of the Bush administration and Congress have spoken openly about war with Iraq, it's not clear that a military effort to topple Saddam would have international support -- particularly if Baghdad allows U.N. inspectors to return. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud said Wednesday that his government is opposed to a U.S. strike on Iraq, and would not allow its soil to be used as a base for such a military action. Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, one of America's strongest allies in the Middle East, made similar statements a few weeks ago, as did King Abdullah of Jordan. In Washington Wednesday, a representative of the autonomous, Western-protected Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq expressed doubts about attacking Baghdad. German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has warned that a U.S. attack on Iraq could wreck the international coalition against terrorism and throw the Middle East into turmoil. But his conservative challenger in the September national election has not ruled out German participation. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, considered Washington's strongest ally, faces dissension within his own Labor Party, and might have to rely on support from the opposition Conservatives to enable British forces to take part in an attack.
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Link Posted: 8/8/2002 9:49:57 AM EDT
[size=4]Saddam threatens ''victory over Israel with the Palestinians''[/size=4] By JERUSALEM POST STAFF AND AP Iraqi President Saddam Hussein threatened Thursday [b]he would one day celebrate a victory over Israel with the Palestinians, media reports said[/b]. He was quoted by Army Radio from a speech in Baghdad marking the anniversary of the end of the Iraq-Iran war of 1980-88. The Iraqi leader also issued veiled threats against the US, saying that anyone who attacks his country will die in "disgraceful failure." The United States has warned Iraq of consequences if it does not allow UN inspections to resume, and Iraqi diplomats have held three meetings with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan this year to discuss the issue and related topics. "The right way is that the Security Council should reply to the questions raised by Iraq and should honor its obligations under its own resolutions," Saddam said in the televised speech. "There is no other choice for those who use threat and aggression," he added. Saddam was referring to 19 questions given to Annan at a meeting in March, and to security council resolutions which say that UN sanctions on Iraq can be lifted once it has eliminated its weapons of mass destruction and met other requirements. Iraq has long said it has fulfilled these conditions and that the sanctions imposed since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait should be lifted. Annan circulated the 19 questions to the Security Council members, who have not replied. The questions deal with various Iraqi complaints, including the prospect of a US attack and the scope of weapons inspections. Saddam spoke dressed in a dark gray suit in front of a white curtain and with a spread of white lilies on his desk. [b]As he spoke, about 15,000 members of the "Jerusalem Army" marched through Baghdad in a display of support for the president. Dressed in khaki uniforms and carrying Kalashikov rifles, the marchers bore photographs of Saddam and Palestinian and Iraqi flags.[/b] In the past week, the government has organized several such demonstrations by the Jerusalem Army, a force of civilians that Saddam set up in 2000 with the aim of driving the Israelis out of Jerusalem and supporting the Palestinian uprising. Reports from Washington say the US government is gearing up for an attack to topple Saddam. US officials have not ruled out such a strike, but insist no decision has been made. US Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that if Saddam is not stopped, "it''s the judgment of many of us that, in the not too distant future, he will acquire nuclear weapons." Cheney said he was skeptical that the return of UN inspectors, whom Iraq has refused access since 1998, would solve the problem of Iraq''s weapons of mass destruction. In his speech, Saddam did not name America and Britain, but referred to them as the "forces of evil" a phrase the Baghdad government frequently uses after US-British airstrikes in the no-fly zones over northern and southern Iraq. "The forces of evil will carry their coffins on their backs to die in disgraceful failure," he said. Saddam told viewers that the Iraq-Iran war ended in victory and sounded upbeat about the country''s current predicament. "Darkness shall be defeated, and every cloud that carries no useful rain shall be dispersed, giving way to the sun to usher in endless spring, blessed by God," he said. [url]http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1028797134422[/url] Eric The(NoDoubtWhoSaddamSupports)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 10:01:59 AM EDT
Its gonna be a terrible and interesting year.
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 10:18:07 AM EDT
[b]Matthew, Chapter 24[/b] 6 [red]And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.[/red][/b] 7 [red][b]For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.[/b][/red] 8 [red][b]All these are the beginning of sorrows.[/b][/red] 9 [red][b]Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.[/b][/red] 10 [red][b]And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.[/b][/red] 11 [red][b]And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.[/b][/red] 12 [red][b]And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.[/b][/red] 13 [red][b][u]But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved[/u].[/b][/red] Yes, we do live in terrible and interesting times, Brother. Eric The(OlivetDiscourseLoving)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 10:22:59 AM EDT
Iraq is full of boneheads and he is thier King. I remember him saying this will be the "MOTHER" of all wars, well it was a fish shoot. He is a loser and his people are dumbshits for not assassinateing him and moving on. They will get what thet deserve.
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 10:28:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 10:44:26 AM EDT
Beer_Slayer: We will win, but I don't see it playing out the same way. Thanks for the scripture Hun. Pleasing to the soul to read as always. Ben
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