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A Quick Look Around Western Anbar -- [Matel-in-Iraq - in Iraq]
We discussed the state of our districts at our recent team meeting. The good news is that progress across Western Al Anbar has been astonishing, but it is still uneven and each of the sub-districts has its own particular conditions.
MilBlogs TV: The Surge -- [Greyhawk]
The trailer for the next MilBlogs TV production (which I think makes an interesting short video by itself - but obviously I'm biased...)
The actual Surge series won't focus on the war on the home front depicted in this trailer, by the way. But with newly declassified documents, a green light to share some first-hand knowledge, and a large video collection to draw from I think many of the folks involved in that debate would benefit from viewing the final product.
Embed code for the video:
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As always, adjust size to your specs.
Visit & Foot Patrol in Kubaysah -- [Matel-in-Iraq - in Iraq]
I always enjoy the foot patrols in any case and request that we do them whenever possible. I try to keep some Iraqi Dinars in my pockets and buy something at a local market. It also gives us a chance to see and be seen, as well as check the pulse of the neighborhood. I understand that this is not a scientific survey, but I also would say that I don’t trust the scientific surveys very much in Iraq.
Polling in Iraq is problematic and unusually susceptible to bias. Furthermore, I think some of those sponsoring some of the polls positively demand it. The people of the town know who their benefactor is the U.S. and the atmospherics were great. Everyone was willing to talk to us; all were smiling and friendly. When our interpreter apologized to a driver delayed by our foot patrol, he commented that is was no trouble and thanked us for what we were doing.
Georgia buries Iraq victims
The War in Iraq Is Over. What Next? -- [WSJ - Bing West]
For the first time in 15 trips across the country, I didn't hear one shot or a single blast from a roadside bomb. In Anbar Province, scene of the fiercest fighting during the war, the tribal sheiks insisted to Barack Obama on his recent visit that the U.S. Marines had to stay because they were the most trusted force.
...The threat in Iraq has changed from a full-scale insurgency into an antiterror campaign. Al Qaeda in Iraq is entrenched in northern Mosul, where it may take 18 months to completely defeat them.
A time with warriors -- [One Marine's View - in Iraq]
Although we are continuing to do great work in country our time here is limited. We continue to disrupt the enemy and keep the area safe. At some point we will begin the hurry up and wait procedure out of country and make the transition towards home. We ran into a few Georgian soldiers that were making their way back home due to the situations in their country. With broken english, Marines talked with them about what was happening in their home land.
Update -- [Rocinante's Burdens - in Iraq]
...We eat two or three times a week with the Iraqis. Their food is really quite good. Chicken, rice, vegetables, and fruit for dessert. They are a generous and hospitable people. The US Army has rules that prevent me from being equally generous and hospitable. I have not had any of the expected intestinal problems as a result of eating with them. I guess it is kind of like new mothers with their children. The first child has to live in a plastic bubble. Child 3+ dropped food gets brushed off and served again.
There is nothing bad going on around here. The threat is very low. I have already been accused of "complacency" because I see the threat as low and try to change my team's behavior to conform to that.
Back to Iraq - Kate Norley in Iraq - [BlackFive TV]
Back to Iraq- Return to Taji / Look what I found -- [BlackFive - Kate Norley - in Iraq]
...While security continues to be a priority across Iraq, a substantial shift has occurred in the methods used to create it. Coalition forces had been swinging from attack to defense, partly in response to the styles of terrorist warfare, but we now operate with a greater depth of understanding and rapport. 2nd Platoon showed me just that as the sun rose this morning. Armed with intelligence gathered from locals, and our own intuitions of notable area suspects, we patrolled through Bennezaid seeking out men of ‘military age.’ Not surprisingly, there were none to be found,...
Back to Iraq- Videos & Round Up -- [BlackFive TV]
The embeds are all heading back to Baghdad for exfil. They got all kinds of good video and interviews etc, there just wasn't enough bandwidth in country to get it back here. They get back to America on Thursday and I will begin compiling the video.
Up and Over the Palm Tree - [IraqStatusReport - Pete Hegseth - in Iraq]
Our foot patrol approaches the end of the street, where a dozen men seek shade from the midday sun. Some 20 meters away, young men in fluorescent-yellow reflective vests stand enduring the full force of the scorching heat. The local boys look like heavily armed school crossing-guards as they check cars entering the neighborhood. We walk past them and the giant barriers they guard to engage a group sitting around a corner convenience store.
Shop owner Abdul Kadir, a resident of Samarra for 20 years, breaks from the group to greet us. “Fogun Nouhal,” he says casually. I turn to the interpreter immediately, as this is a greeting I never heard in my eight months in Samarra. He laughs and says it means he is “excellent,” and can “finally breathe the fresh air.” Literally, it translates to “up and over the palm tree.”
Back to Iraq- Pete Hegseth at the Golden Mosque -- -- [BlackFive TV- Pete Hegseth - in Iraq]
Chaos... -- [Collabman's Thoughts - son in Iraq]
Another suicide bomber. Unspeakable injuries...death and destruction...sites and smells that will never leave you. Regardless, our warriors from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment respond with security and medical assistance.
Chris, check in when you can buddy - we continue to pray for the safety of you and the entire 2nd SCR...don't give up! I love you! Be safe!
Scania Burn Clinic -- [ubdumb]
An Iraqi burn victim receiving treatment from the Scania burn clinic. Scenes include military doctors treating the patient and interviews of the doctors.
Military volunteers run burn clinic in Iraq, providing "tenderness and Tylenol" -- [
SGT Joseph Barzeski of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division is the current NCOIC, but the clinic was started by 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery, 34th Brigade Combat Team, Minnesota National Guard. It began as a Family Practice clinic for the local Iraqis, but as time went on the medics saw more and more burn victims due to the high number of cooking and heating accidents common in Iraq.
...If you'd like to help, the top video has contact information included near the end.
The Estonian soldiers completing military operations, assisting Iraqi forces with patrols and interviews.
Apologies, and a quick note -- [Talisman Gate بـاب الطلــسم - Iraqi blogger]
...The Iraq story is getting boring, and that's a good thing. The 'analysts' and 'experts' who staked their reputations on the idea that Iraq is a failed state are feverishly hoping that the embers of violence would catch fire anew so that a certain presidential candidate may win and they'd get to keep their fake status of self-styled 'expertise'. My own reading of the situation is that is futile to go delving into the ashes of a failed insurgency that hasn't got the wherewithal to burst aflame again.
Veterans Helping Iraqi Refugees -- [A Soldier's Mind]
As a result of the war in Iraq, many citizens of that country fled their homes, often going to different countries, to escape the threats of violence from insurgents, who demanded their cooperation, or would threaten they and their families if they thought they were cooperating with coalition forces. Many, who’ve chosen to immigrate to the United States, have found difficulties with the process, which is often very lengthy. One such refugee, Ali Salah fled with his family to Jordan. Several months after the invasion of Iraq, by coalition forces, Salah volunteered to work with US Troops as an interpreter. By doing so, he put his life and that of his family in danger. Some Iraqis, especially those siding with the insurgency, branded him a traitor who was collaborating with his enemy.
The Thieves of Baghdad -- [Iraqi Mojo - Iraqi blogger]
It was the biggest gathering of close relatives since last summer, when my cousin’s (mom’s side) wife declared that America brought Al Qaeda to Iraq, and warned me with great sternness that it is blasphemous to defend infidels.
...The next morning, after E served us breakfast, she told us her story, which I will summarize here. E, like so many Iraqis, escaped Iraq long before 2003. The current conflict in Iraq may have eclipsed what happened to Iraqis during Saddam’s long reign of terror and intimidation, and certainly the media’s coverage of Iraq in the last five years has been much greater than all the media's coverage of Saddam’s atrocities.
High Diver -- [Thunder Run]
A young Iraqi boy performs a back flip off the diving board following the grand reopening of the Mesbah pool in the Karadah district of southeastern Baghdad, Aug. 7, 2008. (pic)
General Petraeus Beats Iraqi Kid -- [Blackfive]
You know, sometimes you just gotta show 'em who's boss. Photo of the General after the Jump:
For the Boys -- [The War on Big Tobacco - in Iraq]
It's Itzahk's fifth birthday today. I scroll through his pictures on my laptop.
...It's almost time. I pick up my smartphone and dial.
"Hello?" Itzahk says.
"Hey, sheli yeled gadol!"
I’d like to say that I do this job so that my kids won’t have to. But that would be a lie. I’m not going to win the war on terror. There will always be war. There will always be parents separated from their children. There will always be children who never see their parents again. There will always be pictures of birthdays and holidays shoved away on old hard drives and forgotten memory cards. There will always be fathers who are afraid that one day their kid will pick up Moshe Dayan’s “The Story of My Life” and dream of setting foot on a rifle range instead of a university.
I miss you, my beautiful boys, I’m sorry that I have this disease, this sickness that makes me reenlist every four years.
Afghans pay heavy price in war -- [NZ Herald]
British defence officials are refusing to compensate the families of hundreds of Afghans killed, wounded or left homeless in fighting involving British troops.
Despite pledges to reduce collateral damage in Afghanistan, the number of legal claims lodged by Afghan civilians against the British Government has grown more than five-fold during the past 12 months to almost 1300, suggesting a dramatic increase in innocent victims.
Marines Reach Out To Afghans
Marines who are positively affecting relations with the Afghan people.
Family Values -- [Strategy Page]
The Taliban are increasing their terrorism in the countryside. They do not kill indiscriminately, but select victims who are behaving in an "un-Islamic" (according to their very conservative rules) manner, or working with the infidels (non-Moslems). This approach gives the terrified population a survival option. Simply live a strict Islamic life, and stay away from non-Moslems, and you may survive.
Highway 1 - IED Prevention
The increase in improvised explosive devices (IED) attacks brings with it the need for new measures to counter incidents along the highway connecting Kabul to Kandahar.
Al Qaeda's commander in Afghanistan rumored killed in Pakistan -- [LWJ - Bill Roggio]
Unconfirmed reports indicates Mustafa Abu Yazid was killed during the fighting in the Bajaur tribal agency. US intelligence officials and al Qaeda have yet to confirm his death.
Bombing on Pakistani Air Force bus kills 13 in Peshawar -- [LWJ - Bill Roggio]
The Taliban took credit for the strike, announcing it was in response to military operations in Swat and Bajaur.
Estonians fortify position in southern Afghanistan - 1 Aug 2008
Afghan Commandos, Special Forces, Free Captives -- [Northshore Journal]
An Afghan commando works to release the chains on a hostage held by the Taliban in the Zerkoh Valley near Parmakan, Afghanistan, Herat province. A team of Afghan national army commandos, advised by U.S. Special Operations Forces, attacked a Taliban sanctuary in western Afghanistan’s Zeriko Valley recently.
President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia -- [Whitehouse.gov]
THE PRESIDENT: I just met with my national security team to discuss the situation in Georgia.
I am deeply concerned by reports that Russian troops have moved beyond the zone of conflict, attacked the Georgian town of Gori, and are threatening the Georgia's -- Georgia's capital of Tbilisi. There's evidence that Russian forces may soon begin bombing the civilian airport in the capital city.
If these reports are accurate, these Russian actions would represent a dramatic and brutal escalation of the conflict in Georgia.
Russia U.S. request not behind Russian ceasefire in S.Ossetia -- [RIA Novosti - Russia]
MOSCOW, August 13 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday that Russia had ended its operation in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia after fulfilling tasks set by its president, not at the request of the United States.
After Mixed U.S. Messages, a War Erupted in Georgia -- [NY Times]
In the five days since the simmering conflict between Russia and Georgia erupted into war, Bush administration officials have been adamant in asserting that they warned the government in Tbilisi not to let Moscow provoke it into a fight — and that they were surprised when their advice went unheeded. Right up until the hours before Georgia launched its attack late last week in South Ossetia, Washington’s top envoy for the region, Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried, and other administration officials were warning the Georgians not to allow the conflict to escalate. But as Ms. Rice’s two-pronged visit to Tbilisi demonstrates, the accumulation of years of mixed messages may have made the American warnings fall on deaf ears.
The United States took a series of steps that emboldened Georgia:
Georgia Says Russian Troops Still Advancing Despite Accord -- [NY Times]
MOSCOW — Georgia on Wednesday accused Russia of attacking and occupying the central Georgian city of Gori and effectively severing the country in two. Georgia said Russia’s actions were in flagrant defiance of an agreement struck only hours earlier to end the war that flared up last week.
Russian-Backed Separatist Leader Mocks US (Democrats): "Georgian Troops Received American Training in Running Away" -- [Gateway Pundit]
A separatist leader mocked Georgian soldiers today for running away-- just like the Americans.
Thank you, US Democrats!
American Troops Help Defend Georgia -- [Strategy Page]
August 13, 2008: As Russian troops invade, from bases in southern Russia, 127 American military trainers remain in Georgia (the one in the Caucasus). They weren't the only foreign troops around, as at the end of July, a thousand Ukrainian, Azeri, Armenian and U.S. troops departed after holding joint training exercises with their Georgian counterparts.
Castro Blames Bush For War in Georgia-- Pravda Gives Bush the Finger -- [Gateway Pundit]
I thought he was dead?
Yesterday, the Russian press blamed Republicans and Jews for the war in Georgia.
Today, Castro blamed Bush.
Georgia turns to Blogger -- [Sergeant Grumpy]
Here's one for the blogging books. From the onset of fighting between Russia and Georgia, Georgian servers have been under sustained attacks from abroad. Mainy of their website were taken down or defaced. This is a capability the Russians (and the Chinese) are famous for developing
...But here's where it get's interesting, unable to fight off the attacks, the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has started a blog right here on Blogger.
Apparently, the cyberattacks began well before the shooting, raising the possibility that the fighting was either foreseen, or perhaps provoked by Russia itself.
Raw : Georgia's President Runs For Cover
Whilst being interviewed by a reporter,Georgia's President Bodyguards hit panic button after believing they saw the enemy.
Cyber Thugs March Through Georgia -- [Strategy Page]
August 13, 2008: Georgia is not just being invaded by Russian troops, it is also being hammered on the Internet, with the same Cyber War techniques Russia used against Estonia last year.
Republic of Georgia Cyber Attacks "Part Deux" -- [Jawa Report]
...To clarify a few points Shadowserver's "Mike Johnson" has updated the wiki with a post titled "Georgian Websites Under Attack - Don't Believe the Hype". It warrants reading as it lays out a bit more historical information on the botnets involved.
Georgia on my mind -- [From my position... On the way!]
Now, if it was all about "reacting to Georgian aggression" I'd have to wonder how they happened to have all that Armor, Infantry, Artillery and their Navy all spun up and ready to invade. After all, it takes time--lots of time, in fact--to put tanks, artillery, and equipment on trains and move it across a continent. It takes even longer to get a naval force launched, as the ships must be fueled and provisioned, they must complete dockside repairs, shore leaves must recall, and the boats have to leave port. If it's about "regime change" is Georgia a breakaway republic, hell bent on Nuclear terrorism (like, say... Iran)? Or are they just a wealthy state with vast natural resources and infrastructure and a democratically elected gummint?
So what should we do?
Beijing Is All Dressed Up, But No One Is Going -- [Washington Post]
BEIJING, Aug. 13 -- Chinese Olympic organizers acknowledged Tuesday they were struggling to handle an unforeseen and baffling problem inside Summer Games venues and at the showpiece Olympic Park.
Not enough people.
Two weeks after announcing they had sold every one of the record 6.8 million tickets offered for the Games, Olympics officials expressed dismay at the large numbers of empty seats at nearly every event and the lack of pedestrian traffic throughout the park, the 2,800-acre centerpiece of the competition.
Olympics: Child singer revealed as fake -- [Guardian]
When nine-year-old Lin Miaoke launched into Ode to the Motherland at the Olympic opening ceremony, she became an instant star. "Tiny singer wins heart of nation," China Daily sighed; "Little girl sings, impresses the world," gushed another headline, perhaps in reference to Lin's appearance on the front of the New York Times.
...But now it emerges that Lin was lent someone else's voice, following high-level discussions - which included a member of the Politburo - on the relative photogenicity of small children. The recording to which Lin mouthed along on Friday was by the even younger Yang Peiyi. It seems that Yang's uneven teeth, while unremarkable in a seven-year-old, were considered potentially damaging to China's international image. "This is in the national interest. It is the image of our national music, national culture. Especially the entrance of our national flag; this is an extremely important, extremely serious matter," Chen Qigang, the event's general music designer, explained to a Beijing radio station.
Feds Catch Terrorist Treasure Trove -- [Stop the ACLU]
How long will it take before we hear about the ACLU defending this one? Hope they get a lot of info from her before they step in. Hope it helps catch some other big fish to fry too.
Captured Terrorist: We slaughtered the body, cut his guts out and filled it with explosives
Assessing the Fight against al Qaeda -- [Counterterrorism Blog]
This afternoon, the Washington Institute hosted Ted Gistaro, the National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats as part of its 2007-2008 lecture series with senior US government counterterrorism officials. Mr. Gistaro provided a comprehensive assessment on how the US and its allies are doing, nearly seven years after the September 11 attacks, in its efforts to defeat al Qaeda.
The UN Refuses to Define TERRORISM?
Islamist Forum Member Proposes Poisoning Water Systems of Major European Cities -- [MEMRI Blog]
On August 9, 2008 a member of the Islamist forum Al-Boraq proposed poisoning the water systems of major European cities. The forum member began his message by reminding "monotheists [i.e. Muslims] who yearn to support the Prophet" that Ramadan is coming, and explained that poisoning the water systems of major European cities is just one of many options – some of them "more powerful and more damaging" – but that his posting is meant to "prompt the mind [to generate] innovative [ideas]."
Good News: al Qaeda Inspiring AMERICANS to Terrorism in America -- [Jawa Report]
Ted Gistaro, the National Intelligence Officer (NIO), spoke at The Washington Institute today. His speech reiterated what we all know: al Qaeda still wants to commit acts of terror in the US, they are recruiting Europeans for the job, and they are having a much easier time doing it now that Pakistan has essentially given up sovereignty to their Taliban allies in the so-called "tribal" areas.
Also a few things I didn't know, such as al Qaeda has developed an order of succession.
Getting Dressed -- [FBL]
The wonderful charity Sew Much Comfort provides clothes adapted to the needs of wounded warfighters while they are recovering. For example, T-shirts with velcro in the sides so that they can be easily donned even if the wearer can't lift or bend his arms, or extra-wide pant legs that can accommodate the wire frames that old broken bones together.
Soldiers pay bag fee on travel to war -- [Washington Times]
American Airlines is charging troops for their extra baggage, a practice that forces soldiers heading for a war zone in Iraq to try to get reimbursement from the military. One of the country's largest veterans groups is asking the aviation industry to drop the practice immediately
“Run For The Fallen” Nears Arlington -- [A Battlefield Tourist]
Starting on June 14 at Ft. Irwin, California, a team of ten young people began a journey of remembrance for the American men and women who have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom. On August 12, the team made their way into southwestern Virginia, stopping in Christiansburg. Coincidentally, or not, the team’s August 12 stop is in the same hometown as OIF’s latest US serviceman killed in Iraq, Sgt. Kenny Gibson
Marines Get Beat Up in NYC Brawl -- [C.H.U.D. Busters]
Our beloved Marine Corps is probably the last branch of service low-class CHUDs would want to tango with. However, when two marines tried to help a damsel in distress out in Coney Island, a mob of 50 thugs clearly outnumbers them. The NY Post reports on this violence against our service members:
DOD Retention/Recruiting Numbers in for July 2008 -- [Amy Proctor]
Whether the war is a hot button issue or not, Americans continue to enlist and re-enlist in the United States military, meeting and exceeding retention and recruitment numbers. Here are the charts:
Welcome Back -- [Winston-Salem Journal]
Wounded soldier returns to find he has a town full of supporters
THOMASVILLE - In the midst of the celebration over Sgt. Matthew Gobble's return home, retired Col. Dave Ulmer brought some pathos to the proceedings.
Ulmer told Gobble, who was injured July 13 while serving in Afghanistan, to ask for help if he needed it, for the memories of his time overseas, both good and bad, will stay with him for the rest of his life.
Wounded vet gets hero’s welcome -- [AndersonValleyPost]
A former Anderson man seriously wounded in Iraq arrived home Friday, Aug. 8, to a hero’s welcome, thanks to nearly 100 veterans and local service club
Is Iraq War Over But Media Aren't Telling Us? -- [NewsBusters]
Besides a complete withdrawal of American troops, what would have to occur for the media to think the war in Iraq is over?
Such seems an important question as hostilities in the embattled nation continue to decline, as do American casualties.
Exclusive: Warning To MSM: The Public May Be Smarter Than You Think! -- [FSM]
Be it the Iraq war, the actions of some conservative politician or ignoring negative stories about favored liberals, the MSM now shapes the news into their preferred shape before distributing the information to the masses. Unfortunately for these pseudo-journalists, the public is as informed, curious and cynical as ever. Such a public is sickened by MSM attempts to fashion and shape objective reality into their subjective fables.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Ted Rall. Telling Lies. -- [Registan.net]
...His treatment of Afghanistan is similar. In fact, flipping through one of his three tedious books on the country, I could turn almost at random to any page and point out factual inaccuracies about the place. It is telling he never quotes western or American interviewees by name—only semi-anonymous Afghans and officials quoted from news wires have real identities. This is because Rall cannot risk being fact-checked by a real publication. His entire presence would fall to pieces (see, for example, how Gary Groth complained about Rall’s poor quotation ettiquette, or his own admission of recklessly defaming the dead when he assumes
CNN's Schneider: McCain May 'Frighten' Voters By...Believing CNN -- [NewsBusters]
At the top of the first hour of Tuesday's The Situation Room on CNN, fill-in anchor Suzanne Malveaux led with Russia's invasion of Georgia and she cited how “Moscow responded with a show of military muscle that was reminiscent of the Cold War era.” But 40 minutes later, CNN political analyst Bill Schneider contended that raising the very “Cold War” specter CNN had reported could “frighten” voters.
He characterized John McCain's assessment, about how Vladimir Putin's "ambitions are to restore the old Russian empire,” as “ominous” and warned that such language may hurt McCain
John McCain’s long war on Russia -- [The Politico]
While virtually every other world leader called for calm in Georgia last Thursday morning, John McCain did something he’s done many times over his career in public life: He condemned Russia.
McCain’s confrontational stance on the Caucasus crisis stems from a long, personal skepticism of Russian intentions, one that dates back to the Cold War and which eased only briefly in the early 1990s.
...Indeed, McCain, who publicly confronted Putin in Munich last year, may be the most visible — and now potentially influential — American antagonist of Russia. What remains to be seen is whether the endgame to the Georgia crisis makes McCain seem prophetic or headstrong and whether his muscular rhetoric plays a role in defining for voters the kind of commander in chief he would be.
Obama Releases Exxon Ad & Hopes That Nobody Notices It's a Lie -- [Gateway Pundit]
You just can't make this stuff up...
Despite his new TV ad, Barack Obama has received more money from Exxon and Mobil employees than Senator John McCain.
Comes another dishonest "John McCain is the The Exxon Candidate" ad.
...Never mind that Barack Obama took more donations from Exxon employees this year than John McCain:
Last Thoughts on Former Obama Muslim Advisor and His Ties to the Muslim Brotherhood -- [FSM]
Now that the furor has died down over the  resignation of Mazen Asbahi, the former Obama campaign Muslim outreach coordinator, it may be instructive to take an overall view of the question of his ties to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Unfortunately, the larger question of these ties has gotten lost in the media focus only on his membership on the board of a Brotherhood organization where an imam of a mosque implicated in Brotherhood/Hamas support activities also served.
...It should also be repeated that Mr. Asbahi went on to join four other organizations with connections to the U.S. Brotherhood.
*BREAKING* Barry Soetoro’s Birth Certificate in Republican Hands [UPDATE] -- [TexasDarlin]
Two sources, including Larry Johnson of No Quarter (who’s been in Hawaii on business), have independently told me that Republicans have in their possession Barack Obama’s Hawaiian Birth Certificate.
The sources confirm that the theory first presented here — see Obama Hides Indonesian Identity, Fake Birth Certificate Explained — nearly 2 weeks ago, IS TRUE:
...What does this mean? It means that Barack Obama has been hiding his Indonesian identity and citizenship, as we’ve been trying to shout from the rooftops. He may still have Indonesian citizenship;
The Birth Certificate published by Obama on his campaign website (still there, by the way) and distributed to the media was forged because the real BC on file is in the name Soetoro, an identity he apparently wanted to hide from the American people. I am getting reports from different sources that Obama traveled to Pakistan in ‘81 with an Indonesian passport.
Chinese President Revealed as Lip-Syncing Fake -- [ScrappleFace]
Just days after China revealed that a cute little girl pretended to sing a patriotic song at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics because the real singer is buck-toothed and chubby, authorities in the People’s Republic today admitted that the man the world knows as President Hu Jintao, is also a lip-syncing impostor.
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