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  • January 20, 1981 - Reagan Inaugurated, Hostages Released by Iran

    01/20/2014 8:26:56 AM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 20, 2014 | Ray76
    Today in History: Ronald Reagan inaugurated and Iran released the hostages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hOaGH3QOx9g#t=569
  • Ronald Reagan Christmas Address (1981)

    12/24/2013 2:06:40 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    "Like the National Christmas Tree, our country is a living, growing thing-planted in rich American soil. Only our devoted care can bring it to full-flower..." Video/more at Reaganite Republican... ______________________________________ YouTube Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Peter And Paul"(1981)

    05/19/2013 12:29:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1981 | Robert Day
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regime’s chemical weapons and whether Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after Assad’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on Syria’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after Israel’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

    07/09/2010 9:23:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 A former congressman pleaded guilty Wednesday to serving as an unregistered agent in Washington for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that the federal government said had ties to international terrorism. It was an odd outcome for Mark D. Siljander, who said he wanted to help bridge the gulf between Muslims and Christians. A Republican who attained one of Michigan's congressional seats from 1981 to 1987 with assistance from the Moral Majority, Siljander was outspoken about conservative social issues. Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift...
  • Death of a bad dude: Kaddafi's removal, 30 years late?

    10/21/2011 11:47:37 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-21-2011 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But I knew one thing: Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. This was expressed in a rather unsophisticated way by the bumper-sticker affixed to my white Chevy Chevette, which declared simply and succinctly: "Kaddafi Sucks." Yep, Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude. And now, three decades later, and some 40-plus years after coming to power, he is gone, dispatched to the...
  • Gipper's Greatest Hits: Reagan Crushes the Air Traffic Controllers' Union Like an Insect

    03/12/2011 3:36:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "We cannot compare labor-management relationsin the private sectorwith government..." In August 1981, President Ronald Reagan faced down an audacious countrywideair traffic controllers strike that threatened to paralyze the nation's transportation system. But the walkout violated a regulation prohibiting government unions from striking, so declaring the situation a federal emergency -per 1947 Taft Hartley Act- the President held a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to issue an ultimatum... Reagan warned that if the air traffic controllers"do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated." Many thought he was bluffing at...
  • Banned Qaradawi returns to lead Friday prayers in Egypt

    02/17/2011 7:57:17 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 52 replies
    Al Arabiya News Channel ^ | February 17, 2011 | Farrag Ismael
    For the first time since he was banned from leading weekly friday prayers in Egypt 30 years ago, prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi will lead thousands in the weekly prayers from Cairos Tahrir Square on Friday. Sources told Al Arabiya that a military force will accompany the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars from his home to Tahrir Square, provide security for the prayers and accompany him back to his residence. Al-Qaradawi last delivered a Friday prayer sermon in Egypt in 1981 after the assassination of former President Anwar el-Sadat.
  • [Locked-flamewar] MUBARAK CLAIMS: EGYPT WARNED U.S. OF AN AL-QAIDA PLOT WEEK BEFORE 9/11

    06/03/2002 7:59:52 PM PDT · by DrLiberty · 243 replies · 559+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/3/2002 | Matt Drudge
    Egyptian intelligence warned American officials about a week before Sept. 11 that Osama bin Laden's network was in the advance stages of executing a significant operation against an American target, it will be reported on Tuesday (in the NY TIMES)... MORE... A senior U.S. intelligence official denied the warning was received...
  • Christians vs. Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic Equality(Book Review)

    04/07/2005 1:51:27 AM PDT · by Stoat · 3 replies · 1,053+ views
    First Things ^ | March 2005 | Robert W. Shaffern
    Let My People Go Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypt: The Century-Long Struggle for Coptic EqualityBy S. S. HasanOxford University Press. 320 pp. $49.95.Reviewed by Robert W. ShaffernSana Hasan, an Egyptian scholar best known for her Enemy in the Promised Land, has written another important book in Christians versus Muslims in Modern Egypta book in which she honestly confronts the sorry condition of Christians in Egypt, where the problems faced by the Christian minority are for many . . . a taboo subject. Hasan courageously describes the discrimination and harm often visited upon one of Christianitys oldest communionsthe Coptic...
  • Mubarak's ultimatum

    12/26/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-26-05
    Throughout the Middle East, reformers have been driven away by autocratic rulers. We Westerners are desperate to see the political systems in the Middle East evolve from authoritarian theocratic or oligarchical models to some variation of representative government. That desire suffered another setback on Saturday when former Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour, 41, was sentenced to five years in prison for (what outside observers insist are trumped-up charges of) forgery. Up and down the region - Syria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority - the Western pluralist model of representative democracy has failed because broadminded, Western-oriented reformers have been...
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7 A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • Ibn Warraq: The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf (See comment# 1 for Part I's thread.)

    09/16/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 14, 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    The Two Faces of Feisal RaufWhat's wrong with What's Right With Islam. This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one here.The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of...
  • SHOCKING: Kagan's Princeton Thesis Cited German Socialist Who Endorsed Nazis

    07/02/2010 12:34:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | JULY 1, 2010 | Human Events
    Elena Kagan's senior thesis at Princeton University, recounting the history of socialist politics in New York City, cited the theories of an influential German Marxist who notoriously switched allegiances to Nazism after Adolf Hitler attained power. Werner Sombart was widely recognized as an academic proponent of Marxism and was once praised by Karl Marx's colleague Friedrich Engels as the only German professor who understood Marx's Das Kapital. During World War I, however, Sombart endorsed Germany's "heroic" war against the "capitalist spirit" represented by England. In 1934, Sombart published Deutscher Sozialismus, which advocated the "total ordering of life" as an expression...
  • Major questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri

    12/20/2009 4:14:11 PM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 1,221+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/20/2009 | Christopher Booker and Richard North
    The head of the UN's climate change panel - Dr Rajendra Pachauri - is accused of making a fortune from his links with 'carbon trading' companies, Christopher Booker and Richard North write. No one in the world exercised more influence on the events leading up to the Copenhagen conference on global warming than Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and mastermind of its latest report in 2007. Although Dr Pachauri is often presented as a scientist (he was even once described by the BBC as the worlds top climate scientist), as a former...
  • The political alchemy of Birtherism

    07/28/2009 10:22:30 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 146 replies · 2,506+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07-29-09 | By Joel B. Pollak
    In 2005, when I was working as a speechwriter in the South African parliament, a far-left faction of the ruling African National Congress spun a yarn that accused the leader of the opposition, the intelligence minister, and the Mossad of colluding to frame Jacob Zuma, the faction's chosen presidential candidate. Intelligence agents loyal to Zuma bugged the opposition's parliamentary offices and produced a bogus document that they claimed was a transcript of Internet chats between Zuma's supposed opponents. It was all nonsense, but the conspiracy theory galvanized Zuma's supporters, who soon pushed him to the top of the ruling party...
  • Reagan Beats Obama (TV Viewership. Drudge Headline)

    01/22/2009 3:38:17 AM PST · by GVnana · 22 replies · 1,181+ views
    Nearly 37.8 million Americans watching at home viewed President Barack Obamas oath of office and inaugural speech between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET on January 20, 2009. This is the most viewed inauguration since the record of 41.8 million viewers who watched Ronald Reagans 1981 inauguration. -graph at the link-
  • President Reagan 1981 Inaugural Address

    01/20/2009 1:26:26 PM PST · by Scythian · 12 replies · 863+ views
    Totally Awesome President Reagan 1981 Inaugural AddressLots of folks hitting it, but oh man, this is sweet !!
  • Fla. doctor convicted in terror case

    05/21/2007 4:17:04 PM PDT · by TexKat · 66 replies · 1,854+ views
    AP ^ | 5/21/07 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK --A Florida doctor was convicted Monday of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle Americans. Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 52, was convicted in federal court in Manhattan after a three-week trial that featured testimony by him and Ali Soufan, an FBI agent who posed as an al-Qaida recruiter in a sting operation that led to four arrests. When the verdict was read, Sabir looked straight ahead. Later, as he was escorted from the courtroom, he waved to supporters, who said, "Stay strong." His lawyer, Ed...
  • Obama, Rezko, & Auchi

    10/22/2008 9:40:19 PM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 7 replies · 501+ views
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | june 8, 2008 | prplhze2000
    Ever heard of Nahmdi Auchi? Mr. Auchi was the financier for long-time Barak Obama friend and fund-raiser Tony Rezko. Mr. Auchi is the cousin of Saddam Hussein and his co-conspirator in the 1959 failed assassination attempt of the Iraqi Prime Minister. Although he eventually left Iraq in 1981 and became a British citizen, Auchi prospered mightily under Saddam, becoming a billionaire and pillar of British society (He ranks 279 on the Forbes list of the richest people) He was convicted of committing fraud in France in 2004 (only had to pay a fine) and has been barred from entering the...
  • NEW REPORT on OBAMA's MYSTERY YEARS at COLUMBIA:

    10/30/2008 11:26:16 AM PDT · by NYC_BULLMOOSE · 186 replies · 6,842+ views
    10/30/2008 | vamity/self
    "Recently" I traveled up to the Campus of Columbia University to do some research on BHO's "missing years" as a student at Columbia College. This is my report (fwiw). I looked through every page of every issue of The Columbia Spectator published during bho's time on campus (Aug1981-Jun1983). No smoking guns. Nothing of any great immediate value BUT some interesting leads for further pursuit and some strange stuff to report... First, what I didn't find is almost as interesting as what I did find... * BHO is never mentioned in the paper during the period * No photographs of BHO...
  • Another Communist in Obama’s Orb--Michael Klonsky, Obama's "social justice" education expert.

    10/22/2008 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 37 replies · 1,407+ views
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2008 | Andrew McCarthy
    The mainstream press steadfastly refuses to delve into Barack Obamas radicalism, his Leftist revolutionary collaboration with self-identified communists from Frank Marshall Davis to Bill Ayers. The McCain campaign, moreover, has contributed mightily to the whitewash by ineptly seizing on the issues least important aspect: Obamas abject dishonesty about the depth of his relationships with committed Leftists e.g., the portrayal of Ayers as just a guy who lives in my neighborhood. (Petrified of being smeared as a racist, McCain has never mentioned Davis, whom Obama identifies only as Frank in his memoir. And, of course, utterance of Jeremiah Wrights name...
  • Bullets from the Underground (NY Brink's Murders 1981)

    10/11/2008 8:05:53 PM PDT · by red flanker · 32 replies · 1,105+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | November 2, 1981 | Claudia Wallis
    A bloody robbery attempt brings a roundup of '60s fugitives The armored Brink's truck pulled up to the Nanuet National Bank near suburban Nyack, N. Y., shortly before 4 p.m. and two guards began loading $1.6 million in cash. Suddenly three armed men in ski masks jumped out of a red van and opened fire. One guard was killed instantly and the other critically wounded. The three bandits and an accomplice dashed off with the loot. "They didn't even ask them to hand over the money," declared an incredulous witness. "They just blasted away." The robbers changed conveyances at a...
  • Explosion from Pakistan: On watching SNL and coming to terms with being an inbred redneck.

    10/01/2008 11:23:10 PM PDT · by seastay · 3 replies · 793+ views
    thiskindofwar ^ | September 22, 2008. | September 20, 2008
    You might not think that incest and Pakistan have much in common, but I think I may be on to something here. First, calm down and take a deep breath. Unlike SNL, I am not trying to argue that people I have political disagreements with are incestuous. The connection has nothing to do with Islam or the people of Pakistan. With that in mind, lets walk through the thought process. The recent bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan has again turned our attention to that troubled country. Most Americans have no idea of what it must be like...
  • Christian Doctrine of Obama's Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago)

    09/24/2008 1:46:18 AM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 23 replies · 1,890+ views
    Trinity United Church of Christ ^ | Jan. 2007 | Trinity United Church of Christ
    Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These Black Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever Blacks are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts: 1. Commitment to God 2. Commitment to the Black Community 3. Commitment to the Black Family 4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education 5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence 6. Adherence to the Black Work Ethic 7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and...
  • Ronald Reagan: First Inaugural Address (Video)

    02/19/2008 2:32:54 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 26 replies · 344+ views
    You Tube ^ | 1/20/81 | Ronald Reagan
    President Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 20, 1981
  • Israel bombs Baghdad nuclear reactor (June 7th, 1981)

    06/08/2007 4:39:44 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 742+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-7-
    The Israelis have bombed a French-built nuclear plant near Iraq's capital, Baghdad, saying they believed it was designed to make nuclear weapons to destroy Israel. It is the world's first air strike against a nuclear plant. An undisclosed number of F-15 interceptors and F-16 fighter bombers destroyed the Osirak reactor 18 miles south of Baghdad, on the orders of Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The army command said all the Israeli planes returned safely. The 70-megawatt uranium-powered reactor was near completion but had not been stocked with nuclear fuel so there was no danger of a leak, according to sources in...
  • Polish court sentences 15 communist policemen in 1981 massacre at coal mine (SEE PICTURES)

    05/31/2007 2:15:01 PM PDT · by lizol · 13 replies · 760+ views
    Polish court sentences 15 policemen in 1981 massacre at coal mine Reuters Published: May 31, 2007 WARSAW: A Polish court Thursday sentenced 15 Communist-era riot policemen to up to 11 years in prison for killing nine striking miners protesting against the 1981 martial law that crushed the Solidarity union. The sentence came after years of failed attempts to prosecute those responsible for the shootings, the bloodiest incident of martial law. Thousands of Poles were arrested and Solidarity was banned until communism collapsed in 1989. "This is good news for Polish society, good news for the public sense of justice," Kazimierz...
  • Poland's War

    12/22/2006 11:32:43 AM PST · by lizol · 1 replies · 307+ views
    smithsonianmag.com ^ | Chai Woodham
    Poland's War Remembering martial law 25 years later By Chai Woodham Last week marked the 25th anniversary of General Wojciech Jaruzelski declaring martial law in Poland. His desperate act on December 13, 1981, came in reaction to the rising tide of pro-democracy sentiment in the country, then a satellite state of the Soviet Union, and left the country in a military lockdown for more than a year. The government closed borders, banned driving, reinforced censorship and reinstated a six-day workweek. Thousands lost their jobs because they failed "verification" tests that questioned their loyalty to the regime. To commemorate those tragic...
  • Katowice celebrates 25th anniversary of Wujek Tragedy (see pictures)

    12/16/2006 10:55:30 AM PST · by lizol · 8 replies · 444+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 16.12.2006
    Katowice celebrates 25th anniversary of Wujek Tragedy 16.12.2006 Poland continues its commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the martial law. Today in Katowice President Lech Kaczynski, city authorities and local citizens commemorate the anniversary of brutal pacification of the Wujek coalmine, in which nine miners were murdered and fifty wounded. The coalmine went on strike when the martial law was introduced, on the third day of the strike it was attacked by armed police forces and the army. The president has already met widows and orphans of the murdered miners, the official part of the commemoration is scheduled for the...
  • Anniversary of Communist 'lesser evil' of 1981 (see large picture gallery)

    12/12/2006 8:50:11 AM PST · by lizol · 17 replies · 849+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 12.12.2006
    Anniversary of Communist 'lesser evil' of 1981 12.12.2006 One hour before midnight on December 12th 1981, all telephone connections in Poland had been broken. Radio and television programs had been discontinued at midnight. Army units with tanks and special riot police squads rolled out of their garrisons. First arrests were made among Solidarity leadership and the most active union members. During the night, with the official date of December 13th , the State Council issued a decree proclaiming martial law throughout the country. The erstwhile Communist rulers with general Wojciech Jaruzelski at the helm of the Military Council For National...
  • Hard-liners won battle for Bridgeview mosque

    02/08/2004 5:24:46 AM PST · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 607+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2004 | Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Kim Barker, Laurie Cohen, Stephen Franklin and Sam Roe
    Sheik Jamal Said stood before the packed mosque and worked the crowd like an auctioneer. Speaking Arabic, the prayer leader asked for a donation of $10,000. No one responded. He asked for $5,000, and three men raised their hands. < SNIP> The recipient of the worshipers' generosity was Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist accused by the U.S. government of aiding terrorists. And the prayer leader's passionate appeal is a reflection of the ascendancy of Muslim hard-liners at the mosque, one of the most outspoken and embattled in the U.S. The mosque did not become this way without a struggle. Relying...
  • London Airline Plot - Son-in-law of Zawahiri was mastermind

    08/19/2006 1:29:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 971+ views
    DAWN.com (Pakistan) ^ | August 19, 2006 | Ismail Khan
    PESHAWAR, Aug 18: A son-in-law of Al Qaeda No 2 Dr Ayman Al-Zawahiri is believed to be the mastermind of the plot to blow up transatlantic flights and he met one or some of the plotters at a place close to the Pakistan-Afghan border, credible sources told Dawn. The mastermind in the planes bombing plot is Zawahiris son-in-law, said the sources who did not want to be named. He is the guy being looked for, they added. Osama bin Ladens top lieutenant is known to have several sons-in-law. One of them was reported to have been killed in a...
  • Saudi ambassador salutes 1981 strike on Iraqi nuclear reactor

    04/04/2006 3:59:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 389+ views
    IMRA ^ | 4-4-06
    Saudi ambassador salutes 1981 strike on Iraqi nuclear reactor Saudi ambassador salutes Israeli 1981 strike on Iraqi nuclear reactor www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3236054,00.html Turki al-Faisal, speaking in San Francisco, says Israel's 1981 strike on Iraqi nuclear reactor was 'certainly a positive move' Itamar Eichner YNET 4 April 2006 Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States Turki al-Faisal expressed support for Israel's strike on the Iraqi Osirak nuclear facility in 1981. Al-Faisal said that the destruction of the Iraqi nuclear reactor by Israel was certainly a positive step, during a speech on foreign relations in San Francisco. The prince said that a region clear...
  • Death of a Terror Lobby--Why is the hate-group that laid the foundation for CAIR gone?

    02/03/2006 7:18:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 2,401+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 3, 2006 | Joe Kaufman
    On Wednesday, January 18, I received an e-mail from someone identifying himself as Ahmed. He wrote to me that he was a Muslim activist and that he wanted me to come on his radio show to discuss my work, or, in his words, to give [my] side of the story. In doing a simple web search on his e-mail address, it turned out that this individual was none other than the Director of Communications for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Ahmed Rehab. While I didnt know his motives in contacting me, I had recalled when...
  • Puerto Rican nationalist killed in FBI gunfight.

    09/25/2005 4:01:46 PM PDT · by Tefilo · 22 replies · 1,687+ views
    CNN/Reuters ^ | Sunday, September 25, 2005;
    MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) --The fugitive founder of a violent Puerto Rican independence group was killed in a gunfight with federal agents at a mountain farmhouse in western Puerto Rico, the FBI said Sunday. Filiberto Ojeda Rios, 72, opened fire on agents who were trying to arrest him at a house in the Hormigueros area of Puerto Rico on Friday, the FBI said. Ojeda Rios was killed, and an FBI agent was shot in the stomach and severely wounded, the agency said. Ojeda Rios was the founder and leader of Puerto Rico's radical Boricua Popular Army, which sought independence for the...
  • TORRICELLI'S TERROR PAL$

    09/17/2002 8:49:08 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 982+ views
    New York Post ^ | 17 September 2002 | Sam Dealey
    <p>September 17, 2002 -- NEW Jersey voters already concerned about Sen. Robert Torricelli's low ethical threshold now learn that he's been a paid shill for a group the government identifies as a terrorist organization. Called on this by his Republican opponent, Douglas Forrester, in a debate Thursday, Torricelli said the group had been pulled from the State Department's global terror list and given a clean bill of health. Not true.</p>
  • Jaruzelski to answer for martial law of 1981

    09/07/2005 9:36:30 AM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 345+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 07.09.2005
    Jaruzelski to answer for martial law of 1981 07.09.2005 The Silesian Office of The National Remembrance Institute is considering charging former communist ruler general Wojciech Jaruzelski with illegal introduction of martial law in December 1981. However, in the opinion of its spokesperson Ewa Koj, the official indictment might not be filed in October, as suggested by the press. Before that could happen thousands of documents have to be reviewed by the Institutes prosecutors to confirm the absence of arguments used by the general in the past that he made the decision to avert the imminent and direct threat of Soviet...
  • Should we bomb Iran?

    07/05/2005 7:09:30 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 52 replies · 1,084+ views
    Ynet News ^ | July 4th, 05 | By Alon Pinkas
    Israeli military blow would not annihilate Irans nuclear capability. We can talk and fantasize about annihilating Irans nuclear capability with one bold IDF thrust, similar to the destruction of Iraqs nuclear reactor in 1981. The truth is that it is much more complicated, perhaps even impossible. As opposed to the Iraqi nuclear reactor, the Iranian nuclear program is decentralized, departmentalized, underground and clandestine. The U.S. and Israel believe efforts, including the European initiative to link economic incentives with the eradication of Irans nuclear program and the U.S.s threats of sanctions, to prevent Iran from stockpiling nuclear weapons, will prove futile....
  • Maker of Popemobile charged with tax evasion

    04/08/2005 9:14:42 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 8 replies · 1,148+ views
    philstar.com ^ | 4 8 05 | Jose Rodel Clapano And Des Ferriols
    Tax evasion charges were filed yesterday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the makers of the bulletproof "Popemobile" used by Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day celebrations in Manila in January 1995. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) lodged the complaint against the two top officials of Italcar Pilipinas who are also owners of Francisco Motors Corp. (FMC), which assembled the vehicle, and the comptroller of Italcar. BIR Commissioner Guillermo Parayno Jr. said Italcar Pilipinas, a wholly owned subsidiary of FMC, is engaged in the importation and sale of motor vehicles. Charged were Fernando Francisco, managing director,...
  • 1981 attack on pope planned by Soviets: report

    03/30/2005 12:09:13 PM PST · by gman992 · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | Mar 30, 2005 | AFP
    Top Stories - AFP 1981 attack on pope planned by Soviets: report Wed Mar 30, 9:40 AM ET Top Stories - AFP ROME (AFP) - New documents found in the files of the former East German intelligence services confirm the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II was ordered by the Soviet KGB and assigned to Bulgarian agents, an Italian daily said. AFP/ANSA/File Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Pope John Paul II The Corriere della Sera said that the documents found by the German government indicated that the KGB ordered Bulgarian colleagues to carry out the killing, leaving the East...
  • This Day in History: 3/30/1981 Ronald Reagan is shot

    03/30/2005 11:45:21 AM PST · by Skooz · 38 replies · 2,628+ views
    The History Channel ^ | March 30, 2005 | History Channel
    1981 March 30 President Reagan Shot John Hinkley shoots President Ronald Reagan outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. just after the President had addressed the Building and Construction Workers Union of the AFL-CIO. Hinkley was armed with a .22 revolver with exploding bullets and was only ten feet away from Reagan when he began shooting. Fortunately, he was a poor shot and most of the bullets did not explode as they were supposed to. Hinkley's first shot hit press secretary James Brady and other shots wounded a police officer and a Secret Service agent. The final shot hit Reagan's...
  • 1981 attack on Pope planned by Soviets: Report

    03/30/2005 8:47:35 AM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies · 1,234+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | March 30 2005 | AFP
    New documents found in the files of the former East German intelligence services confirm the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II was ordered by the Soviet KGB and assigned to Bulgarian agents, an Italian daily said on Wednesday. The Corriere della Sera said that the documents found by the German government indicated that the KGB ordered Bulgarian colleagues to carry out the killing, leaving the East German service known as the Stasi to coordinate the operation and cover up the traces afterwards. Bulgaria then handed the execution of the plot to Turkish extremists, including Mehmet Ali Agca, who...
  • 1981: President Reagan is shot

    03/30/2005 7:54:50 AM PST · by lizol · 32 replies · 1,079+ views
    BBC News ^ | March, 30, 2005 (1981)
    1981: President Reagan is shot President Ronald Reagan has been shot and wounded after a lone gunman opened fire in Washington. He is currently undergoing emergency surgery at George Washington University Hospital but there are unconfirmed reports he walked in unaided. Initial reports claim he may have a punctured lung. Five to six shots were fired as he left the Washington Hilton Hotel where he had been addressing a union convention, about one mile from the White House. A man, firing at close range, also wounded White House Press Secretary James Brady in the head. A Secret Service official and...
  • Ahmad Shah Massood (1953- September 9, 2001)

    09/09/2004 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 1,736+ views
    Afgha.com ^ | September 9, 2004 | Sunil Sainis/Laxman Bahroo
    War brutalizes man, every afghan bears living testimony to this. If the landscape of Afghanistan bears the craters of the endless war, the political and military leadership in Afghanistan also carries war's indelible scars. It is important never to lose sight of this. Ahmed Shah Mas'ud was born to an army family in 1953 in the Panjshir Valley north of the Afghan capital Kabul. His father was a colonel in the Afghan Army and enrolled his son at Kabul's Lycee Istiqlal High School. Upon graduation Mas'ud joined Kabul's Polytechnic Institute. In 1973 King Zahir Shah was deposed and exiled by...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Historical- Iranian attack against H-3 bases in 1981

    08/24/2004 1:33:36 AM PDT · by Khashayar · 13 replies · 505+ views
    IIAF ^ | IIAF
    In their (iraqis') frustration for a successful offensive against Iran on the northern front between 12th and 22nd March of 1981, Iraq fired two Frog-7 surface-to-surface Rockets against cities of Dezful and Ahwaz. Within days after this attack, commanders of the 31st and 32nd Tactical Fighter Wing in Shahrokhi Tactical Air Base (TAB 3, near Hamadan) planned a counter attack. According to Iranian intelligence, the Iraqi Air Force removed most of her valuable assets to its Al-Wallid air base on the Baghdad-Amman highway close to Jordanian border, part of H-3 complex. There at least two squadrons equipped with ten Tu-22B...
  • God, Country, Notre Dame: President Reagan's address to the Class of 1981

    06/16/2004 4:05:19 PM PDT · by MarylandPines · 4 replies · 355+ views
    University of Texas ^ | May 17, 1981 | Ronald W. Reagan
    Father Hesburgh, I thank you very much and for so many things. The distinguished honor that you've conferred upon me here today, I must say, however, compounds a sense of guilt that I have nursed for almost 50 years. I thought the first degree I was given was honorary. [Laughter] But it's wonderful to be here today with Governor Orr, Governor Bowen, Senators Lugar and Quayle, and Representative Hiler, these distinguished honorees, the trustees, administration, faculty, students, and friends of Notre Dame and, most important, the graduating class of 1981. I'm the fifth President of the United States to address...
  • Reagan's Early Victory in the War on Terror

    06/16/2004 1:33:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 82+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 6/16/04 | Daniel Pipes
    The first American victory in the war on terror was won by Ronald Reagan, and it happened on Jan. 20, 1981, the first day of his presidency.That was when the jihadists running the Islamic Republic of Iran released 52 American hostages precisely as Reagan took the oath of office. After 444 days of humbling Jimmy Carter, the rulers in Tehran decided to conclude their drama at the U.S. embassy before they had to face the new president. This marked the first of Reagans foreign policy successes.To begin, some background: When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini overthrew the shah of Iran in February...