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  • Rep. Keith Ellison: Trump ‘Worst Republican Nominee Since George Wallace’

    07/24/2016 10:06:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 97 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On the off chance that far-left Dem congressman Keith Ellison is on your holiday shopping list, we have the perfect gift suggestion: a good biography of George Wallace. On today’s This Week, Ellison claimed that Donald Trump was “the worst Republican nominee since George Wallace.” Just one small problem, of course. As Republican Rep. Tom Cole pointed out, Wallace was a Democrat who sought the Dem presidential nomination [multiple times] and even addressed the Democratic National Convention [in 1972.] Ruh-roh! View the video here.
  • Saul Alinsky's 1972 interview with Playboy Magazine

    07/21/2016 11:13:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 47 replies
    Originally published in The Progress Report in 13 pieces, here it is in full, easy access. Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13 Due to probable copyright issues, I probably should not simply cut and paste from the archive.(That's what I would prefer most to do) But I thought many of you would find this to be a useful resource.
  • What was in Sandy Berger's Underwear?

    07/23/2004 8:20:33 AM PDT · by mrustow · 101 replies · 3,108+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 23 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught.) Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years, many observers have thought it the height of paranoia for Pres. Richard Nixon's men to burglarize the offices of...
  • 'We drank turtle blood and ate the contents of a shark's stomach':

    05/09/2016 7:31:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 May 2016 | Keiligh Baker
    Douglas Robertson was just 18 when he and his family found themselves shipwrecked and adrift in a tiny lifeboat on the Pacific ocean for almost six weeks after their boat sank. His father, Dougal Robertson, then aged 47, was sailing their boat, the Lucette, from Panama to the Galapagos Islands when it was attacked and sunk by a pod of killer whales on June 15, 1972.
  • Bloody Sunday: Ex-soldier arrested over Londonderry shootings

    11/10/2015 3:27:36 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies ^ | November 10, 2015 | bbc
    A former soldier has been arrested by detectives investigating the events of Bloody Sunday in Londonderry. Thirteen people were killed when British paratroopers opened fire on a civil rights march through the city in January 1972. A fourteenth died later. The 66-year-old is a former member of the Parachute Regiment. He was detained in County Antrim on Tuesday by the PSNI's Legacy Investigation Branch. He is the first person to be arrested as part of the investigation.
  • Obama Friend Khalidi Praised Palestinian Terrorist Behind Munich Olympics Attack

    11/01/2008 9:44:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies · 601+ views
    BreitbartTV ^ | 11/1/2008 | n/a
    Fox News reports that Rashid Khalidi wrote a 1991 obit of Salah Khalaf (also known as Abu Iyad): "Abu Iyad will be sorely missed by the Palestinian people to whom he devoted his life."
  • U.S. prison frees terrorist who plotted to kill Golda Meir

    02/20/2009 10:14:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,894+ views
    AP via ^ | Last update - 07:26 20/02/2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado, said Carl Rusnok, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman. Rusnok said a federal immigration judge had signed a deportation order for Al-Jawary."
  • Terrorist in 1973 NYC bomb plot to be deported ( Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem )

    02/20/2009 6:02:25 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 19, 2009 | ADAM GOLDMAN and RANDY HERSCHAFT
    A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo... Al-Jawary has denied involvement in the 1973 New York City bomb plot; he claims his real name is Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem. The FBI to this day remains unsure of his true identity; his nom de guerre was Abu Walid al-Iraqi. Al-Jawary was a member of Black September, a terrorist group responsible for...
  • The Terror Masters Revisited

    08/16/2004 6:23:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies · 668+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8-16-04 | Michael Ledeen
    Saturday's Washington Post had an article which quotes the usual unnamed intelligence sources saying that they are surprised to discover that al Qaeda has "reconstituted" itself. This surprise derives from, inter alia, the computer data found recently in Pakistan, intelligence sources (both ours and friends'), and simply looking at the range of activities in which the terrorists engage. This surprise is, as usual, unsettling, since it has been quite clear for some time now that al Qaeda and the other major terrorist groups — Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Jamaa, etc. — are all working together, and have been ever since...
  • When US Troops Left Too Soon

    05/11/2015 4:42:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, a moment vividly encapsulated by the frenzied scene of South Vietnamese desperately trying to reach the last helicopter on the roof of the American embassy. April was also the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox, when Robert E. Lee capitulated to Ulysses S. Grant, bringing the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War to an end.The two episodes seemingly have little to do with each other. But each, in its way, illustrates one of the bleakly recurring themes of US military history: When America's armed forces prematurely abandon the...
  • Killing Cardillo: What Did The FBI Know And When Did They Know It?

    04/20/2015 12:28:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch -- Investigative Bulletin ^ | April 20, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    Yesterday, the New York Post ran my investigative report on a very cold case: the mortal wounding of NYPD Patrolman Phillip Cardillo inside Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Mosque #7 in Harlem in April, 1972. The “Harlem Mosque Incident” would become one of the most controversial cases in NYPD history—a tale of betrayal and cover-up, race and politics, played out across a disintegrating city. I’m grateful to the Post for getting behind a story that raises the disturbing possibility that the FBI was deeply involved in the events surrounding Cardillo’s death. Due to space limitations at the newspaper, some of...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Junior Bonner"(1972)

    04/12/2015 11:27:54 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1972 | Sam Peckinpah
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate

    10/26/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 25, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 25, the 23rd Arab-American Candidates’ Night Dinner was held in Virginia, attended by 46 Democrats and Republicans seeking office, with former governor and current Democratic Senate candidate, Tim Kaine, as a major speaker. The dinner honored a top Muslim Brotherhood official affiliated with Hamas named Jamal Barzinji, an inconvenient and overlooked fact for Kaine’s campaign team. Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and then was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was on the short-list to become President Obama’s running mate. He is now running for Senate and will likely face...
  • President Obama To Honor 1972 Miami Dolphins At White House Next Week

    08/13/2013 1:31:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies
    Inagist/Buzzfeed ^ | 8/13/2013
    @stevebruskCNN : White House says Pres. Obama will honor the '72 Miami Dolphins on August 20th. Only undefeated team in NFL history never got an invitation. I guess there's nothing to do or going on...might as well do this.....sigh.
  • Gosnell in 1972: I perform abortions because ‘I am very concerned about the sanctity of life’

    04/16/2013 1:55:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2013 ( – Before he opened his “house of horrors” abortion clinic in which he allegedly killed two women and “hundreds” of newborns, Kermit Gosnell justified his participation in the abortion industry on unusual grounds: upholding the sanctity of life. Kermit Gosnell said he acted out of reverence for life. Kermit Gosnell said he acted out of reverence for life. "As a physician, I am very concerned about the sanctity of life,” Gosnell told a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer during an October 1972 interview. “But it is for this precise reason that I provide abortions for...
  • Tears Don't Protect Against Murder

    08/13/2012 4:51:02 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 12 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    After serving a few years in prison for his role in the Munich Massacre, Willi Pohl moved to Beirut. The brief sentence was a slap in the wrist, but Pohl had still served more time in prison than the Muslim gunmen who had murdered eleven Israeli athletes and coaches during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Mohammed Safady and the Al-Gashey cousins were released after a few months by the German authorities. They went back to Lebanon and so did he. A decade after the attack, Willi Pohl had begun making a name for himself as a crime novelist. His...
  • Sounds of Silence: Shhhhhhsh!!!!!! — Jews Were Killed

    08/01/2012 5:58:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 1, 2012 | Michael Widlanski
    There are times when even keeping silent is deemed a political “provocation.” That appears to be the view of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which has refused to hold even a short moment of silence to honor the Israeli team murdered at the 1972 Olympic games. It might offend someone. So on the fortieth anniversary of the Olympic massacre of 1972, when Palestinian terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, the IOC broke the Olympic record for stupidity and obtuseness by again refusing a moment of silence as “inappropriate.” It is strange that treating Jews as human beings or Israel...
  • Long-sealed Watergate documents may be released

    06/03/2012 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/02/12 | JESSICA GRESKO
    Long-sealed Watergate documents may be releasedBy JESSICA GRESKO | Associated Press – Sat, Jun 2, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says at least some materials sealed as part of the court case against seven men involved in the 1972 Watergate burglary should be released. The agency responded Friday to a request by a Texas history professor who is seeking access to materials he believes could help answer lingering questions about the burglary that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Luke Nichter of Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen, Texas, wrote the chief judge of the federal...
  • George McGovern hospitalized in South Dakota

    10/25/2011 7:32:55 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies ^ | 10/25/2011 | DIRK LAMMERS
    Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has been hospitalized for fatigue in South Dakota, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. Jullie Ward, a spokeswoman for Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, said the 89-year-old former senator from South Dakota was admitted to the Sioux Falls hospital for fatigue after completing a lecture tour. McGovern, a South Dakota congressman from 1957 to 1961 and U.S. senator from 1963 to 1981, ran for president against incumbent Richard Nixon in 1972 and lost in a historic landslide. He ran for president three times, making a try for the nomination in 1968 and 1984 in...
  • Arrested victim of mass shooting speaks out, explains threat (Fuller)

    01/27/2011 9:18:11 AM PST · by Charles Martel · 37 replies
    KGUN9-TV ^ | January 26, 2011 | Craig Smith
    "Fuller told KGUN9 he meant no harm when he pointed a camera at a Tea Party activist and said, "you're dead." He said he was trying to make a point about how easy access to guns makes it easy to kill... He already believed guns are too easy to obtain when he became one of the shooting victims January 8th. A week later he was part of a town hall meeting sponsored by ABC News. When Tucson Tea Party leader Trent Humphries suggested it was too soon to talk about tighter gun control, Fuller did something that got him arrested....
  • Car bomb explodes in Derry [Ireland, outside a police station]

    08/03/2010 2:50:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 18+ views
    IRISH Breaking News ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 07:10 | n/a
    "Car bomb explodes in Derry" IRISH TIMES REPORTERS SNIPPET: "A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in the North. The blast occurred at about 3.20am in a taxi which had been parked outside Strand Road police station in Derry. Damage was caused to the station and the perimeter wall but no one was injured in the incident. The explosion follows a telephone warning that a device had been planted in front of the station. According to the PSNI, a taxi driver was approached by two men on Cook Street at about 3am, one of whom had a gun....
  • Arnold: No Parole For Manson Follower

    06/28/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | DON THOMPSON
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has rejected a recommendation to parole a member of Charles Manson's cult who was convicted of taking part in killings more than four decades ago. Bruce Davis is serving life sentences for two 1969 slayings, although he was not involved in the infamous murders by Manson followers of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles. The governor in a letter made public on Monday reversed a January decision by the state parole board, saying the murders were "especially heinous." "I believe his release would pose an unreasonable risk of danger to society at this time,"...
  • The Munich Puzzle--What really happened at the 1972 Munich Olympics—and after?

    04/11/2006 5:44:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1,063+ views ^ | April 11, 2006 | David Forsmark
      Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel’s Deadly ResponseBy Aaron J. Klein Random House, $24.95, 256pp. In a sensational new book, Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel’s Deadly Response, Aaron J. Klein, Time Magazine military and intelligence affairs correspondent, mines newly declassified documents and over 50 interviews with high ranking Israeli intelligence, military, and political figures to finally tell us what really happened at the 1972 Munich Olympics—and after.Striking Back is authoritative and definitive—if by necessity somewhat incomplete.  It will be many years before all the details are revealed, but Klein manages enough to...

    05/17/2003 6:17:30 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 127 replies · 6,376+ views
    GlobeIntel and ^ | 5/15/2003 | Gordon Thomas
    MOSSAD'S KILLING MACHINE COMES TO BRITAIN A killing war between Israel's Mossad and Islamic fanatics came closer this weekend in Britain. The Israeli intelligence agency has sent four members of its kidon assassination squad to this country, to join fifteen other handpicked katsas, its relentless field agents. Their brief is to "disable" any of the "close to 50" British Muslims that the extremist Islamic group, Al-Muhajiroun, last week boasted were ready to carry out suicide missions similar to the one in Tel Aviv. Al-Muhajiroun spokesman, Asif Butt, said the 50 were "primed and ready to go". The threat was sufficient...
  • Do you rememer the 1972 Democratic Convention?

    04/28/2009 8:45:38 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 25 replies · 1,130+ views
    Do you remember the 1972 Democratic Convention? This was the convention which put abortion on the party's platform. I watched this on tv. I also remember a Democrat Convention which could have been 1972 or maybe 1976, this time they put gay rights on the party platform. I wish someone in the Republican Party could find these archives and show the whole country how the Democratic Party accepted these extreme views and officially put it on their party platform. It appears that there are too many naive Democratic voters who have never heard of this and are under the illusion...
  • A Whiff of Fascism from Obama's White House

    03/29/2009 9:48:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 78 replies · 3,552+ views
    American Spectator ^ | MARCH 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    There is a whiff of Fascism emanating from the Obama White House. Reports say that the head of GM is quitting under duress from the Obama administration:
  • Indiana Man Charged With Trying To Sell Secrets To Iraq

    03/04/2005 12:49:51 AM PST · by Samwise · 34 replies · 1,848+ views
    The Indy Channe; ^ | March 3, 2005
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A Greenfield man has been indicted on accusations he tried to sell the names of U.S. intelligence agents to Iraq before the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Authorities: Man Was In Iraq In '02 Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban, a 52-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested Thursday after an investigation of more than a year by the FBI and other agencies, U.S. Attorney Susan W. Brooks said. Shaaban, also known as Shaaban Shaaban Hafed and Joe H. Brown, is suspected of going to Iraq in 2002 and making a deal to sell the names. He isn't accused...
  • Understanding the Alinsky Method of “Community Organizing”

    11/13/2008 3:25:59 AM PST · by antonia · 18 replies · 6,669+ views ^ | Sep 24, 2008 | Bob Dill
    Poe: "They are leftists, dedicated to overthrowing our Constitutional system," and "they will go to any length to conceal their radicalism from the public." Understanding the Alinsky Method of "Community Organizing" Written by Bob Dill Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM Meet the Real Obama and Cult of Alinsky " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV) It is becoming readily apparent that the "change" being proposed vaguely by Sen. Barack Obama is...
  • 1972 Nixon Election Ad

    09/13/2008 8:25:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies · 290+ views
    Great ad from 1972. Enjoy.
  • They Say That He Is Ambitious (Biden)

    08/23/2008 8:39:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies · 164+ views
    Time ^ | Nov 6, 1972 | Staff
    CANDIDATES for the Senate do not come any younger than Joseph R. Biden Jr., 29, the Wilmington trial lawyer who is running a close race against Delaware Republican Senator Caleb Boggs. If he wins, he will become the youngest Senator ever popularly elected and seated with the new Congress. Under the strict interpretation of the Constitution* a Senator must be 30, and Biden would qualify with 44 days to spare. He would, in all likelihood, also be one of the few Senators ever to jump motorcycles as a hobby. A college football and rugby enthusiast, Biden keeps his athletic trim...
  • The haunting of the Democrats [Must Read!](Barf Alert)

    04/21/2008 10:15:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 124+ views
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2008 | Andrew O'Hehir
    History, in Marx's famous dictum, tends to repeat itself: the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce. So what do you call it the third time around? A bad sitcom? A bad marriage? A bad dream? All three of those seem like viable ways of describing the Democratic Party's current predicament, locked in an endless and self-destructive struggle with itself, like a would-be Buddhist penitent unable to atone for eons' worth of bad karma. Even in the annals of Democratic ritual suicide, the 2008 campaign is something special: It's not just that the protracted and painful nomination...
  • Shirley Chisholm broke ground before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

    03/01/2008 9:46:09 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies · 1,364+ views ^ | February 27, 2008 | CARY CLACK
    SAN ANTONIO -- History is always in a hurry to see and do things that have never before been seen and done. But even in its insatiable quest for uncharted territory, history understands the importance of looking back and preserving the memory and accomplishments of those who gave it momentum. This fall, for the first time in the American saga, either an African-American or a woman will be on the ballot as one of the two major-party nominees for president. Even the loser of the race for the Democratic nomination between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will have broken new...
  • 1972 All Over Again

    02/24/2008 9:15:07 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 94 replies · 202+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2-25-08 | Jennifer Rubin
    1972 All Over Again By Jennifer Rubin Published 2/25/2008 12:08:35 AM Forget all the pundit chatter about post-partisanship, maverick candidates, and New Media driven campaigns. The 2008 presidential race is shaping up to be a nice old-fashioned race between a conservative and a liberal, indeed an ultra-liberal who makes the conservative seems more conservative with each passing day. On the Democratic side, Barack Obama is pulling away to victory. In perhaps her final contribution to Republican solidarity Hillary Clinton called Obama's bluff and did the GOP a great service. By ridiculing his empty rhetoric and messianic style of politics, Clinton...
  • Jordan Asked Nixon to Attack Syria, Declassified Papers Show

    11/28/2007 12:41:42 PM PST · by america4vr · 6 replies · 114+ views
    CNN ^ | November 28, 2007 | CNN
    Jordan's King Hussein sent a secret message to President Richard Nixon in 1970 pleading with him to attack Syria, according to declassified documents released Wednesday by the former president's library. President Nixon works at his desk in the Oval Office in a June 1972 photograph. The papers are among about 10,000 documents released by the Nixon Presidential Library, some of which offer harbingers of present-day events, such as concerns about terrorism and Saudi Arabia. Library director Timothy Naftali said the documents describe challenges such as how to get the Saudis more involved in solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, how to get...
  • 35 years after Sabena hijacking, rescuer returns pilot's cap

    10/21/2007 5:11:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 496+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-21-07
    In a daring Israeli rescue of a hijacked Belgian airliner in 1972, the British pilot, Capt. Reginald Levy, was one of the 140 people saved. Levy emerged from the jet in one piece, but one thing was missing: his blue Sabena cap. Eliezer Sacks hands the cap of Captain Reginald Levy, the pilot of the Sabena plane hijacked in 1972, to his daughter, Linda Lipschitz. Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski On Sunday, it was finally returned to his family by a former commando. A beaming Eliezer Sacks, 55, came to the offices of The Jerusalem Post to hand the cap over to...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • Dangerous liaisons: covert "love affair" between Russia and Hezbollah

    01/09/2006 5:20:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 1,191+ views
    AIA ^ | Michel Elbaz
    The relations between Russia and the Shiite's religious leadership in Lebanon started to develop in the beginning of the seventies. The spiritual leader of the Lebanese Shia community, Imam Moussa Al-Sadr, visited Moscow in 1972 and asked Soviet authorities to issue humanitarian aid to his people. At the same time cooperation between the Marxist factions of the PLO that were active in Lebanon and Soviet military intelligence – GRU, intensified greatly. Several soviet officers (speaking fluent Arabic) even visited Palestinian terrorist training camps in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon between 1972-1975. Using their connections in PLO they managed to establish...
  • Photo: Justice Alito 1972 Princeton Yearbook

    02/02/2006 4:39:24 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 31 replies · 1,813+ views
  • Munich: The Real Assassins

    01/21/2006 12:09:30 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 26 replies · 2,620+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | Jan 2006 | Discovery
    DSC — Munich: The Real Assassins Munich: The Real Assassins 1972 Munich Olympics: before the eyes of millions of television viewers, 11 Israeli athletes are murdered by Black September, a radical group within the PLO. This is the true story behind the extraordinary mission of revenge planned by Israel in response. JAN 22 2006 @ 10:00 PM
  • Steven Spielberg's Munich Asks: "Is The 'War on Terrorism' a Real War?"

    01/16/2006 11:59:44 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 76 replies · 1,577+ views
    Rational Review ^ | January 16, 2006 | J. Neil Schulman
    Steven Spielberg is one of America's greatest filmmakers. He wasn't always. Allow me to recap his career. This context-setting is important.Steven Spielberg's earliest commercial successes as a director -- Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ET, the Indiana Jones series, and Jurassic Park -- were great entertainments and great commercial successes, but there was no intellectual weight to them. The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun started showing his serious ambitions but he didn't quite pull it off. The Color Purple was a commercial success, while Empire of the Sun bombed, but neither film won him any Oscars...
  • 'The helicopters burned with the hostages inside' [Munich; German incompetence]

    12/31/2005 4:32:26 PM PST · by saquin · 41 replies · 2,032+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/1/06 | Gerald Seymour
    I was a witness to 30 hours of extraordinary cowardice, incompetence and selfishness, which began at dawn over the village of the 1972 Munich Olympics. The memory of those failures, which led to the deaths of the core of the Israeli team, are as fresh for me now as when they happened. The 20th Games had been awarded to Munich to erase the memory of Berlin, 1936, and the Nazi salutes to Hitler. The intention was to showcase the new Germany. The guards were unarmed; wore soft-pastel suits; smiled and had been lectured that authoritarian attitudes were unacceptable for the...
  • Thursday night's plane accident recalls anniversary of 1972 Midway jet crash

    12/09/2005 9:52:13 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 569+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | December 9, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    Last night, a Southwest Airlines plane skidded off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport, killing a six year-old boy who was a passenger in a car on Central Avenue. On a another snowy December 8 thirty-three years ago, a United Airlines plane crashed into some homes near Midway, killing 45 people. Among the passengers on the flight was West Side Chicago Congressman George Collins and Mrs. Dorothy Hunt, wife of Watergate scandal figure Howard Hunt. In Dorothy's luggage was over $10,000 in cash, widely believed to be "hush money" for her husband's "silence."
  • Winter Soldier Re-release pushed heavily on NPR (major-league barf alert)

    08/15/2005 6:07:02 AM PDT · by keithtoo · 7 replies · 610+ views
    NPR - Morning (S)Edition ^ | 08-15-05 | keithtoo
    Morning Edition, August 15, 2005 · The 1972 documentary Winter Soldier was made by a group of filmmakers to chronicle the Winter Soldier Investigation of 1971, in which Vietnam veterans testified to war crimes and atrocities they witnessed or participated in. More than 30 years later, the documentary is being re-released. John Kalish reports.
  • Spielberg risking Israeli anger over Munich tragedy

    07/09/2005 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 1,282+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 09/07/05 | Hugh Davies
    Spielberg risking Israeli anger over Munich tragedy By Hugh Davies (Filed: 09/07/2005) A drama about the 1972 Munich Olympics where Black September Palestinian terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes is being filmed by Steven Spielberg, who is courting controversy by concentrating on the bloody aftermath as the murders were avenged. The material is so delicate that the project, which is being filmed in Malta, is shrouded in secrecy. For while movies like 1977's Raid on Entebbe, starring Peter Finch and Horst Buchholz, portray Israel in a heroic stance, the new picture is about the misgivings of Golda Meir, the then Israeli...
  • Wallet Found, 32 Years Later (From the '72 "Alive" Plane Crash)

    05/31/2005 8:43:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,662+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | February 26. 2005
    MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY - One of 16 survivors of a 1972 Andes plane crash made famous by the book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read has gotten his wallet and jacket back 32 years. Eduardo Strauch, who survived 72 days in mountain snows, got the aged wallet, drivers license and other personal items Wednesday, a week after they were found in the Andes by a mountain climber. Mr. Strauch, 57, was aboard a flight with fellow rugby players, relatives and friends when their plane crashed high in the Andes on Oct. 12, 1972.
  • 1972 Crash Survivor's Wallet Recovered

    02/26/2005 6:00:16 AM PST · by billorites · 17 replies · 1,386+ views
    AP ^ | February 24, 2005
    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- One of 16 survivors of a 1972 Andes plane crash made famous by a book and movie has gotten his wallet and jacket back 32 years after leaving them in the mountain snows. Eduardo Strauch, who survived 72 days in high mountain snows, received the aged wallet, drivers license and other personal items Wednesday, a week after they were found in the Andes by a mountain climber. Strauch, now a 57-year-old architect and father of five, was aboard a flight with fellow rugby players, relatives and friends when their plane crashed high in the Andes on...
  • Jane Muskie, 77, widow of ex-presidential hopeful

    12/29/2004 3:01:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 746+ views
    AP ^ | December 29, 2004
    Standing in the snow outside The Union Leader of Manchester, Muskie called the paper’s publisher a “gutless coward.” Muskie’s campaign flagged after the confrontation. Edmund Muskie choked up several times during that speech, and several news organizations reported that he cried, but a dispute has persisted for years whether it was tears or melted snowflakes on his face.
  • First campaign ends in defeat

    09/29/2004 2:54:48 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 9 replies · 727+ views
    Boston Globe online ^ | 6/18/2003 | Brian C. Mooney
    By 1972, John F. Kerry was a national figure, but without roots in one place he could call home. For a young man with congressional ambitions, that was a handicap, one he would quickly compound. SNIP His ambition tempered only by political naivete, Kerry tried on congressional districts like suits off the rack. In less than two months in early 1972, the antiwar leader called three different districts in Massachusetts home. To this day, he bears the brand of opportunist from that brazen district-hopping, which he acknowledges as part of his political "baggage." SNIP In early February, Kerry's wife, Julia,...
  • Echoes of a 1972 Loss Haunt a 2004 Campaign

    09/23/2004 8:54:41 PM PDT · by Oeconomicus · 35 replies · 1,654+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2004 | TODD S. PURDUM
    BOSTON - It was the campaign that seemed to have everything. A rented mainframe computer and a sophisticated telephone voter list when typewriters and index cards were still common. A legion of eager volunteers, including a bike-riding boarding school student named Caroline Kennedy. Plenty of cash, celebrity supporters and a compelling first-time candidate: John Kerry. But in the end, the 1972 Democratic campaign for Congress in the Fifth District of Massachusetts, stretching from the gritty old mill towns of Lawrence and Lowell to the upscale suburbs of Lexington and Concord, lacked one big thing: voters. Mr. Kerry lost to his...
  • Indisputable Proof the CBS/Rather Memos are Forgeries!

    09/12/2004 11:37:49 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 43 replies · 2,327+ views
    FlounderCraft Ltd. ^ | JOSEPH M. NEWCOMER, PH.D.
    "I am one of the pioneers of electronic typesetting. I was doing work with computer typesetting technology in 1972 (it actually started in late 1969), and I personally created one of the earliest typesetting programs for what later became laser printers, personally created computer fonts, and helped create programs that created computer fonts." "I was a certified Adobe PostScript developer" " I have written about Microsoft Windows font technology in a book I co-authored, and taught courses in it. I therefore assert that I am a qualified expert in computer typography." "The probability that any technology in existence in 1972...