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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:36 PM
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US 101st Tackles Arab Tribes Helping Guerrillas Reach Iraq from Syria
http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=569


US 101st Tackles Arab Tribes Helping Guerrillas Reach Iraq from Syria

DEBKAfile Updates DEBKA-Net-Weekly Special Report

September 22, 2003, 1:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syrian Vice President Khalim Haddam Saturday, September 20, dismissed any suggestion of Damascus bowing to pressure from Washington or being scared by economic sanctions. American threats are futile, he said. Syria does little business with the US; its main trading partners are European. The Syrian leader was responding to US demands for a halt to the passage of terrorists and Islamic fighters pouring into Iraq and an end to Syrian-based terrorist activity.
One of top anti-US officials left in place in the latest government reshuffle in Damascus, Haddam made this speech while preparing to receive a delegation of angry Arab-Sunni tribal leaders from the Syrian-Iraq borderlands. The purpose of that meeting was kept secret because its exposure would have belied Haddams declaration.

Whatever the Syrian leader may say to the contrary, there are two main issues preying on the minds of his government: One is the quiet US military action to shut down the tribal umbrella protecting smuggled anti-US fighting elements streaming across the porous Syrian-Iraqi border; the other is Washingtons refusal to re-activate the Kirkuk-Syrian oil pipeline which in Saddam Husseins day netted the Syrian exchequer a cool one billion dollars a year.
(September 19) first revealed that troops of the US 101st Airborne Division had embarked on a cleansing operation against the Arab nomadic tribes ranging through the Iraqi-Syrian and Iraqi-Saudi border regions, who abet and shield the influx of fighters from Syria.
The operation began after US secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld wound up his Baghdad visit on September 14. This week, the sheikhs sent a delegation post haste to Damascus to demand that Bashar Assad obtain the immediate release of the paramount chief of the Anaza, Sheikh Ibrahim Hanjari, who was captured by 101st troops with his entire court.

more....
From Saudi Arabia alone, US intelligence has put together a list of 15,000 armed Wahhabist fundamentalists with military training and al Qaeda terrorists, who are either in Iraq or on their way there to join the campaign against the Americans.

As they were gathered, the names were forwarded to Riyadh with a request to detain potential guerrillas and terrorists or otherwise prevent them from reaching the Iraqi border.
The Saudis have so far made no response, according to DEBKA-Net-Weeklys sources in the Gulf.
US troops also came up with evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad had not acted in good faith when he promised Washington to direct the three Syrian divisions deployed along the Iraqi frontier to block the outflow of men and arms. Instead, he ordered them to afford every assistance to Hanjanis men in speeding the traffic on its way.

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For the families of the 101st some news on what our US Troops are doing out there! This is a biased article but he does have some interesting information! :bounce:


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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:41 PM
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1. Whats kinda Pathetic is I had to resort to this News to get Info
About our troops! I feel like the American public have been shut out of ANY information on our troops!

Wheres the Reports on our troops in IRAQ

We have Freaking 150,000 Boys and Girls over there!

I bet their parents and families are dying of worry about them!


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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:48 PM
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2. Our "care package" soldiers are with the 101st
I worry about them all the time.. :(
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:55 PM
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3. So Cal! They are right in the thick of things!
I do too! :bounce: Have ya heard any word from them lately??
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:58 PM
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5. I see Jimmy's parents every Wednesday..
He got a promotion, but still wishes they could just come home :(

They are stuck there til next August :(
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private_ryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:52 PM
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4. I vote not to use debka in the LBN
n/t
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:58 PM
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6. I vote for Freedom of Speech!
:bounce:
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private_ryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:06 PM
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7. has nothing to do with it
Debka is too unreliable to be posted here in the LBN.
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:09 PM
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8. Faux News Abc Nbc Msbc & Cnn is unreliable too Lets Ban them too
If ya don't want to read this Nobody is forcing you too!

:bounce:
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:20 PM
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11. Oh Add Voice of America as Unreliable too!
Its run by the CIA

:bounce:
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:10 PM
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9. Just ANOTHER dumm Canuk observation
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 02:13 PM by ConcernedCanuk
Doesn't the US population sense something is wrong --

That their Government has to Fight and Threaten to get their way ??

hmmm - maybe the World doesn't like the USA's attitude ? ?

Just a humble Canadian Opinion

footnote - even individuals will only put up with unacceptable attitudes for so long - - -

on edit - spelling
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:14 PM
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10. What I don't like is the Ruthlessness Economically
We just have to control EVERYTHING & EVERYBODY!

and if ya stand up against us

While we just anhilate ya economically reputations slander and then attack ya

:bounce:

Its pretty ugly!
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:20 PM
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12. I'm gonna miss the USA
Usta have a plan to retire there - loved California - SanDee was my goal - lived there for 14 months back in the 70's -

and Oh dear, we are next door and full of resources -

next Regime change - Canada -

Damm -wish we didn't have oil/water and all that sh_t -

time to move further north !!

(sigh)
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:37 PM
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13. We're not going to let them invade ONE MORE COUNTRY.
I can assure you - if these traitors try to invade one more country, they'll start a domestic firestorm.

Another invasion will not happen. We'll make sure of it. No matter the cost.

By the way, I love Canada from afar, though I've never visited. I'm hoping to do so in the spring. I watch CBC and let me tell you, you have journalists who actually, you know, tell the truth! We've got a few, but wow, it's horrible.

Raise a toast to us. We're going to be fighting a long time. And, er, sorry about the fascist traitor bastards in power. We're doing our best to get them out.
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:05 PM
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14. Well said Zhade! Well said!
:bounce:
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 04:19 PM
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15. Nah.....Americans are gonna fall hard on their faces! It's the only way!
They will deserve every bit of it!!!
(God help the innocent)
May he punish the ignorant!!!
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:10 PM
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16. Sounds like a job for F-Troop!
Gotta get those tribal types in line. Paging Capt. Parmenter!
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