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  CBS News | Report: Israel Targeted Saddam | December 16, 2003 23:48:10
"Operation Bramble Bush," the plot to assassinate Saddam with a missile attack, was shelved in 1992 after five elite commandos were killed training for the mission.
The job was given to Sayeret Matkal, an elite commando unit that had carried out other daring operations, including the 1976 raid that freed Israeli hostages from a hijacked plane in Entebbe, Uganda.
On Nov. 5, 1992, the commandos staged a dress rehearsal in the Negev Desert.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/12/16/iraq/main588958.shtml   (744 words)

Brambles are commonly found in most woodlands, hedges, shrub and waste grounds, but are thinner on the ground in the more northern parts of Britain.
Brambles is the perfect nursery maid to small vulnerable seedling trees by creating a safe environment from grazing animals.
Brambles were often used in the past to make a woven framework for walls, which then would be plastered with whatever local materials were available (from cow-dung, mud and horsehair to various mixtures of lime-based plaster).
www.the-tree.org.uk /EnchantedForest/WoodlandFlowers/brambles.htm   (621 words)

Bramble refers to any thorny plant of the genera Rubus and Rosa, in the rose family, Rosaceae.
Brambles of the genus Rubus usually have trifoliate or palmately-compound leaves.
Brambles are not to be confused with briers, which are of the genus Smilax and quite unrelated although also thorny.
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Bush's determination that the highway be finished before the end of the year.
Bush told Sawyer, "He is a torturer, a murderer, and they had rape rooms, and this is a disgusting tyrant who deserves justice, the ultimate justice.
Bush has faced pressure, skepticism and criticism on the United States' continued involvement in Iraq, and catching Saddam was a crucial moment for his presidency.
neocrack.info /Voices/Archives/December%202003/12.16.03.htm   (8080 words)

 AM - Israeli plot to assassinate Saddam surfaces
The plan was made to retaliate against Iraq firing scud missiles at Israel during the 1991 Gulf War, but the operation bit the dust when Israeli commandos killed five of their own during a rehearsal.
Operation Bramble Bush planned to dispatch commandos from the elite Special Unit 262 into Iraq.
JANE HUTCHEON: There's also intense debate in Israel whether the operation to kill Saddam Hussein could've succeeded and though that may be a moot point, given the plan was never carried out, it may be a salient message to some of Israel's neighbours.
www.abc.net.au /am/content/2003/s1011588.htm   (576 words)

Bush reportedly coordinated Frank Sturgis, as well as Watergate team members Rafael “Chi Chi” Quintero, E. Howard Hunt, and Bernard Barker for the Cuban Bay of Pigs invasion—using Pemex and Bush’s Zapata Oil as a staging point (the operation was codenamed OPERATION ZAPATA).
Bush’s final act as “anti-drug” czar would come in 1990 with the invasion of Panama known as “Operation Just Cause.” The ostensible excuse was to shut down President Manuel Noriega’s drug trafficking (an operation run with Bush and CIA complicity).
Bush with the neutralization of a Mossad agent in 1988, an army Chief of Staff in 1989, the President of a third-world country in 1989, and the leader of a revolutionary force in Central America in 1991.
www.beachnet.com /~hoffman/Bush.html   (15899 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Blackberry - Herb Profile and Information
Its blossoms, as well as its fruits, both green and ripe, may be seen on the bush: at the same time, a somewhat unusual feature, not often met with in other plants.
We read of it as far back as the days of Jonathan, when he upbraided the men of Shechem for their ingratitude to his father's house, relating to them the parable of the trees choosing a king, the humble bramble being finally elected, after the olive, fig-tree and vine had refused the dignity.
Gerard and other herbalists regard the bramble as a valuable astringent, whether eaten or applied: its leaves 'heal the eies that hang out,' and are a most useful application for piles, its fruit stops looseness of the bowels and is good for stone, and for soreness in mouth and throat.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/b/blaber49.html   (1331 words)

 NucNews - December 16, 2003
Bush is not the puppet of the vice president or the Defense Department hawks.
Bush's oratory - and his justification for the Iraq War - is an example of a preventive war, not a pre-emptive one.
To Bush administration officials, a win in the case is vital to establish the principle that the president should be able to receive candid advice in private -- and cannot do so if his advisers, up to and including the vice president, know that their deliberations will eventually be made public.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2003nn/0312nn/031216nn.htm   (20324 words)

 QCTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
JERUSALEM — The revelation that Israel plotted to kill Saddam Hussein at the funeral of a beloved uncle resolved an enduring mystery and infuriated current military chiefs who worry loose talk is harming Israel’s security.
Rumors had circulated for years that the training accident was linked to plans to kill Saddam, but military censors suppressed publication until Tuesday, three days after U.S. forces captured the former dictator.
President Bush’s special envoy on Iraq won agreements Tuesday from Germany and France, two of the most ardent opponents of the American-led war, to ease Baghdad’s huge debt burden.
www.qctimes.com /print.php?story_id=1021825&doc=   (583 words)

 Israel’s Botched Assassination Attempt Surfaces After Saddam Hussain’s Capture
Critics of the planned operation in 1992 included Shimon Peres, then Israeli foreign minister and current head of the Labor Party.
It undertook the 1976 raid on Entebbe that released Israeli hostages from a hijacked plane in Uganda.
An open letter of protest by a military unit with a history of involvement in many of Israel’s most sensitive operations is highly unusual, Israeli analysts say.
www.wrmea.com /archives/March_2004/0403022.html   (1111 words)

 BRAMBLE BUSH, Marion County, AR - April 2000
This operation was made up of 14 permanent buildings, two steam engines, three boilers, a large iron safe, and other assorted mining paraphernalia.
Another operation was conducted on Lower Cave Creek in Newton County, and still others along Tomahawk and Big Creeks in Searcy County.
Bramble Bush is published quarterly by the Historic Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas, PO Box 761, Yellville AR 72687.
www.rootsweb.com /~armarion/bramblebush/0004.htm   (3913 words)

 The Scotsman - International - Israeli commandos planned to assassinate Saddam with rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
But Operation Bramble Bush, as it was code-named, was cancelled after a rehearsal exercise in Israel’s Negev desert went awry, with five soldiers being killed and a soldier playing the part of Saddam Hussein injured after a missile was fired at the wrong time.
Critics, however, described the operation as being "fraught with short-sightedness".
With the wisdom of hindsight, the former prime minister and current finance minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said chances were "low to very low" that he would have approved such an operation because of the chances of failure and the prospect that Saddam might retaliate with biological weapons.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=1382562003   (834 words)

 Operation Bramble Bush. Who is Operation Bramble Bush? What is Operation Bramble Bush? Where is Operation Bramble Bush? ...
In a rehearsal, the commandos fired live rounds into a convoy simulating the target, killing five soldiers.
Referenced By List of military and non-military operations and projects
List of military missions, operations, and projects
knowledgerush.com /kr/encyclopedia/Operation_Bramble_Bush   (106 words)

 Iraq the road to war - SourceWatch
The intent to deceive Congress through intentional deception, manipulation and submission of false data [as supplied by the Bush administration] with intent to authorize war versus another sovereign nation on false pretenses, is a crime versus the United States and an unlawful act on the part of the perpetrators.
The conflict in Lebanon is inextricably intertwined with Bush's war in Iraq, complicated by regional territorial wars such as the Shebaa Farms and the Haifa oil pipeline project which ran from Kirkuk in Iraq to the port of Tripoli in Lebanon.
Tragically [and this author alleges criminally] in its rush to war the Bush administration ignored all foreign and domestic appeals to abide by the rule of international law by refusing to allow the UN inspectors to abide by their due process in due course.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Iraq_War   (14444 words)

 Turks.US Daily News - How Israeli Plot to Kill Saddam Became a "Training Accident" Daily News
Critics of the planned operation in 1992 included Shimon Peres, who then was Israel's foreign minister, and the current head of the Labor Party.
Peres recently told the Israeli newspaper Maariv, "If the operation had not ended in an accident, it would have caused a world war." Whether the attack succeeded or failed, according to Maariv, it could have triggered Iraqi retaliation in the form of a biological attack.
It was used in the 1976 raid in Entebbe that released Israeli hostages from a hijacked plane in Uganda.
www.turks.us /article.php?story=20040102004734761   (995 words)

 NucNews - December 17, 2003
Khalilzad noted that President Bush had made the reconstruction of Afghanistan's major highway system one of his top priorities for assisting the country, which is emerging from two decades of war and civil conflict.
Despite a blunt warning from President Bush last week against either side upsetting the status quo, Lu told Reuters the proposed referendum, to coincide with the presidential election, was necessary to defend the island.Party, Lien Chan, said Tuesday a referendum was not needed.
Bush insisted that the intelligence the White House used before the invasion "was good sound intelligence" and was no different than that available to his predecessor.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2003nn/0312nn/031217nn.htm   (20849 words)

 News articles for Hometown, West Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
John A. Mulheren was born in the Bronx on June 20, 1949, and spent most of his childhood in Red Bank, NJ In his hometown, he became a close friend of his...
...way Bush is doing his job, six percentage points higher than the number just before the former dictator surrendered to US forces in a hole near his hometown of...
The plan, named Operation Bramble Bush, called for helicopters to drop members of an elite military unit, Sayeret Matkal, outside Saddam's hometown of Tikrit...
linkmorgue.org /united_states/full/West_Virginia/Hometown.html   (1605 words)

 corrente / Leah, Lambert, Tresy, the farmer, Tom, Xan, and RDF
It'll be more funner watching him thrash about in his sticky homegrown bramble for an hour or two, as noisy flbirds swoop down and poop on his head, and amused visitors pelt him with bushels of his own rotten vegetable produce lobbed back at him from a distant stand.
It is possible that Bush is consulting [DC white collar attorney Jim] Sharp only out of an excess of caution - despite the fact that he knows nothing of the leak [of Valerie Plame's identity], or of any possible coverup of the leak.
President Bush has consulted an outside lawyer about possibly representing him in the grand jury investigation of who leaked the name of a covert CIA operative last year, White House officials said Wednesday night.
corrente.blogspot.com /2004_05_30_corrente_archive.html   (11032 words)

 Bush vs. Greenpeace: Ruling on the Acquittal
Posted by: aurora bramble at May 20, 2004 11:15 PM
Posted by: aurora bramble at May 20, 2004 11:16 PM
Posted by: aurora bramble at May 20, 2004 11:23 PM
weblog.greenpeace.org /trial/archives/001346.html   (705 words)

Bush, operating on what was said to be solid intelligence, ordered a 'decapitation' strike on a bunker where Saddam and his sons were supposed to be hiding.
Bush also asked Iranian leaders to treat protestors with 'the utmost of respect' as they seek the ouster of the Islamic government.
Bush has instituted his tax cut program, 42 percent of the benefits of which will acrue to the richest 1 percent, according to analysis by the Tax policy Center...
mirrorh.com /timeline2003.html   (17821 words)

 News,Views and Chat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Remember that most ferry operators insist that your pet stays in your car during the crossing and you wont be allowed down on the car deck without permission.
Bush isn't likely to take notice of us alone - but perhaps he'll listen to his own people.
Last year Bramble fell down stairs badly injuring her back, and vets feared she would have to be put down.
www.waingate.freeserve.co.uk /Chat.htm   (11844 words)

 Bush Yard Sign part II [VANITY]
We need to get yard signs that say: My other Bush Cheney sign was stolen by a tolerant and diverse Kerry lover.
Just what I need to keep the neighor's dogs away from my mailbox landscaping when they are on their nightly walk.....I'll aim at the street to hit the neighbors, not the dog.
You can get seriously cut on a bramble if you climb over my fence with the intent to burglarize my house.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1238907/posts   (2928 words)

 BRAMBLE BUSH, October 2000, Marion Co., AR
BRAMBLE BUSH, October 2000, Marion Co., AR Vol.
Queries is published in Bramble Bush as a service to researchers who may wish to exchange information of mutual historic and/or genealogical interests.
SERVICE DIRECTORY is published in Bramble Bush as a service to those who may wish to advertise some of the many books, products, and services available that relate to historic and/or genealogical research.
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 Bramble Bush, Marion Co, AR - July, 1998
By 1810 Robert Bean ran a trading post near Guion AR which was still in operation when Schoolcraft visited the area in 1819.
As we celebrate this 222nd birthday of our nation, I hope each of us can and will take the time to reflect on just what and how much our forefathers forfeited so that the inalienable rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" could and would be among their descendants.
YELLVILLE AR Bramble Bush is published quarterly by the Historic Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas, PO Box 554, Yellville AR 72687.
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 Best of the Blogs
To what can we attribute the mighty Wurlitzer suddenly pumping out planet news that the Israelis had low cost a plan to take out Saddam in 1992?
“Operation Bramble Bush” it was called and everyone’s saying that the op got 86ed after five Israeli commandos were killed during a test run.
This mellow little number wasn’t Likud stuff; it came down on Labor’s watch, green lighted by then-prime minister Ehud Barak.
www.bestoftheblogs.com /2003_12_18_bestof.html   (907 words)

 1989 - Present
Bush signed Nov. 5, a bill to reduce budget deficits $500 bil over 5 years, by spending curbs and tax hikes." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p.
Operation Bramble Bush, the plot to assassinate Saddam with a missle attack, was shelved in 1992 after five elite commandos were killed training for the mission.
Others suggest that Clinton was tricked by the wily elder Bush with promises that a pullback on the Iran-Iraq investigations might win Clinton some bipartisanship with the Republicans in Congress, a tantalizing prospect that turned out to be a mirage.
mirrorh.com /timelinead1989.html   (15167 words)

 Blair’s remarks misleading: Oppn - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
But the plan, code named Operation Bramble Bush, was cancelled after an accident during a dress rehearsal in Israel’s Negev desert when five soldiers were killed due to a misfire.
“The credit should be given to the Prime Minister because it was his courage to approve this operation,” Rabin’s close associate and ministerial colleague General Ephraim Sneh explained.
Preparations were overseen by Ehud Barak, who was the Army Chief of Staff at the time, and a subsequent Prime Minister in his own right.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/dec18/f4.asp   (655 words)

 Galactopedia B Section 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Farmers in the Broken Bow area tend to diversify their crops.
Many combine cattle, poultry, and tree farming with field crops in their total operation.
Several thousand Broken Bow area residents are employed in timber related endeavors, and many persons work in poultry and egg production in McCurtain County.
www.captainmike.org /Galactopedia/b4.html   (2831 words)

 General Fruit and Horticulture Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Direct Farm Marketing and Tourism Handbook: This online guide is designed to help farm operators and individual growers market their products and services directly to consumers.
Farmers Markets: A Guide to Starting, Operating, and Selling: This 10-page guide begins with instructions as to organizing a new farmers market operation, then how to make it successful.
Location, hours of operation, buildings and facilities, displays, advertising, pricing, and legal considerations are the sections described in detail, and encourage the seller to plan the operation well in advance in order to be safety-conscious and successful.
library.smsu.edu /paulevans/Fruit/GeneralFruit.shtml   (2761 words)

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