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Keyword: 1982

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  • CBS News Releases Video Referenced in O'Reilly Dispute

    02/23/2015 6:17:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2015
    NEW YORK — CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war.
  • As Pakistan comes full circle, a light is shone on Zia ul-Haq's death

    08/15/2008 10:29:30 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 99+ views (excerpt) ^ | August 16, 2008 | James Bone and Zahid Hussain
    Excerpt - The plane crash that killed President Muhammad Zia ul-Haq of Pakistan has spawned myriad conspiracy theories since his C-130 plunged into the Bahawalpur Desert with his top generals and the US Ambassador on board exactly 20 years ago tomorrow. The despot’s death changed Pakistan’s political landscape in an instant, ushering the Muslim state into a period of shaky civilian rule, similar to the situation the country finds itself in today. American, Soviet, Pakistani, Indian and even Israeli intelligence agents are among those blamed for sabotaging the plane. But now, two decades on, the The Times has reviewed the...
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • I, Robot … Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested?

    09/20/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 02/18/2014 | Annalee Newitz, Matt Novak
    Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested? On August 18, 1982 the Beverly Hills Police Department took a rather unusual perp into custody: a robot called DC-2. The crime? Illegally distributing business cards and generally causing a commotion on North Beverly Drive. It was probably the first time a robot had ever been arrested. When BHPD approached DC-2, the person operating it via remote control refused to identify himself to police. Officers searched the immediate area, but whoever was behind the thing was nowhere to be found. The bot's mysterious operator wasn't afraid of a little joking around though, despite...
  • Oh, that big 1982 Siberian explosion?

    02/03/2004 9:13:42 PM PST · by Valin · 77 replies · 9,333+ views
    WASHINGTON - Intelligence shortcomings, as we see, have a thousand fathers; secret intelligence triumphs are orphans. Here is the unremarked story of "the Farewell dossier": how a CIA campaign of computer sabotage resulting in a huge explosion in Siberia -- all engineered by a mild-mannered economist named Gus Weiss -- helped us win the Cold War. Weiss worked down the hall from me in the Nixon administration. In early 1974, he wrote a report on Soviet advances in technology through purchasing and copying that led the beleaguered president -- detente notwithstanding -- to place restrictions on the export of computers...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales"(1982)

    02/02/2014 11:50:58 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Watch 32 ^ | 1982 | Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones
  • Housing Starts and Permits Drop to 1982 (Reagan) Levels, Multifamily Starts Fall 26%

    07/17/2013 2:15:45 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/17/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Housing starts fell 9.91% in June. 1 unit starts, however, only fell 0.84%. It was multi-family starts that dragged down the overall number. sdata 1 unit starts have fallen to 1982 levels. hs1unit0717 The same for 1 unit building permits. 1unitperm Multifamily starts fell 26% and fell back to September 2012 levels. mfstarts0717 Where were you in ’82?
  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • The Passing of a Patriot

    06/07/2012 4:39:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 8, 2012 | Oliver North
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The classical definition of a hero is a person who puts himself at risk for the benefit of others. That certainly describes Adolfo Calero, who died June 2 at the age of 80. The obituaries of this remarkable man hardly do justice to his courage, perseverance, faithfulness and humility. Here is the Adolfo Calero I knew, admired and called a friend for nearly three decades: A graduate of Holy Cross High School in New Orleans and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., he was a devout Roman Catholic and educated to be a...
  • Pious coke dealers? Hezbollah: ‘the Gambinos on steroids’ (Operating in the U.S.!!!!)

    01/04/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2012 | ONATHAN SCHANZER
    It’s hard to uphold a reputation as a devoutly religious terrorist group if you make millions selling cocaine. Just ask Hezbollah. Last month, the US government filed suit against a number of American and Lebanese businesses that allegedly helped bankroll the Lebanese terrorist group. The civil indictment in Manhattan blew the lid off a vast criminal network that included money-laundering, cocaine deals and more — including 30 US car dealerships that helped the group launder cash. As one investigator quipped, Hezbollah is the “Gambinos on steroids.” The indictment charges Hezbollah kingpin Ayman Joumaa with smuggling more than 100 tons of...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    08/27/2010 3:35:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/27/2010 | George H. Wittman
    The growth of Lebanon's Hezbollah (Party of God) has gained considerable impetus through its patron Iran's own desire to dominate strategically the entire Middle East region. Hezbollah fits in neatly with Tehran's effort to reinstate the Persian preeminence in the ancient world reaching back centuries.Ironically this is the same vision held by the late Shah Reza Pahlevi. His imperial objective was clear and for that reason feared by the kingdoms of the Gulf. With more than a little American encouragement, the deeply egocentric Shah more than once indicated he viewed himself as directly descended from the ancient kings of Persia.Today's...
  • 30th Anniversary of bloody Arab-Muslim attack on Rome's synagogue (Abu Nidal terrorists)

    09/28/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    October 9, 1982 Arab Muslim "Palestinian" terrorists of Abu Nidal organization (ANO) bomb the main synagogue in Rome, Italy, murdering a child and injuring 37 adults.Chronologies of Modern Terrorism - Page 197 - Barry M. Rubin, Judith Colp Rubin - M.E. Sharpe, 2008 - 405 pages September 27, 1982 Three bombs explode in Frankfurt offices dealing with Israel, killing one and wounding two. No one claims responsibility. October 9, 1982 Abu Nidal terrorists attack the main Rome synagogue, killing one child and injuring 37 adults. Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge - Page 70 - Alan...
  • Summer of 1982: 15 Classic Films Turn 30 (slideshow)

    06/11/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/11/12 | n/a
    Slideshow of some great flicks that came out in 1982...
  • Argentina's president will use Falklands as key to re-election

    03/13/2011 2:29:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/13/2011 | Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo
    Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's president, is using her refusal to appoint an ambassador to Britain as demonstration of her hardline on the Falkland Islands, a key plank of her platform for election in October. Tensions over the sovereignty of the Falklands have increased since British companies began drilling for oil in the region just over a year ago. Argentina responded last August by abandoning plans to install a new ambassador in London and reports in Buenos Aires now indicate that none will be appointed this year. Political analysts said the decision suggested that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner could...
  • Sleeping With The ... (Words fail me)

    08/20/2010 5:56:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: President Obama hit a new low in using a recess appointment to name Maria del Carmen Aponte as U.S. envoy to El Salvador. The radical has consorted with Cuban spies but will be taking no questions. Dismissing three congressional holds on Aponte's ambassadorial confirmation as "playing politics," Obama used his vacation to slip Aponte through to represent the U.S. to the strategic Central American country, without a vote in Congress. That gives Aponte, a campaign contributor aligned to the immigration lobby, access to top-secret information as a political reward. But Aponte's past is one big red flag. From 1982...
  • Ex-CIA Man's Libyan Arms-Dealing Case Thrown Out

    10/30/2003 11:43:03 AM PST · by KC Burke · 31 replies · 1,202+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 10/30/03 | C. Bryson Hull
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday threw out the 1983 conviction of former CIA (news - web sites) operative Edwin Wilson for selling tons of explosives to Libya, finding that prosecutors knowingly used false testimony and hid evidence that supported his defense. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes' opinion, written on Monday but made public on Tuesday, vacates Wilson's conviction for selling 20 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to the Libyan government of Col. Muammar Gaddafi (news - web sites). Wilson has been in prison since 1982, serving 52 years for three convictions including the arm sales to Libya....
  • APNewsBreak: Notorious bomb maker from '80s to be put on FBI's terrorist list

    06/20/2009 11:34:57 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 26 replies · 948+ views
    Associated Press ^ | june 20, 2009 | ap
    NEW YORK — An FBI official says a notorious terrorist suspected of aiding the insurgency in Iraq will be added to the agency's list of its most wanted terrorists. The official said Monday that an FBI committee recommended this month that 73-year-old Palestinian Abu Ibrahim be placed on the list. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision wasn't official. An investigation by The Associated Press had revealed the terrorist was still alive and had fled to Syria. Ibrahim has been indicted in the 1982 bombing of Pam Am Flight 830. The explosion killed a 16-year-old boy and...
  • 1982

    11/28/2010 9:27:54 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 37 replies
    SELF | NOV 28, 2010 | swampsniper
    From the 1982 Sears catalog. A lot of this stuff is still around and still going strong, they really don't make them like they used to. I gave my 1983 Minolte XG-M a check last tonight, still in great shape, but I've worn out 3 digital cameras in the last 10 years. The XG-M was close to 300 bucks in 83 though, it would be expensive to make today
  • Funding woes hamper Israeli air upgrades

    09/13/2010 1:05:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Funding woes hamper Israeli air upgrades Published: Sept. 13, 2010 at 1:40 PM TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Budgetary constraints and the planned purchase of 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters for $2.75 billion are making it difficult for the Israeli air force to upgrade its older aircraft, although an unusual solution has been proposed. In particular, these concerns are hampering plans to phase out Israel's venerable A-4 Skyhawks acquired in 1967 and which were flown in several wars. The small jet's agility and versatility, along with its ability to take heavy damage in combat made it a...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Secret Space Shuttles

    12/12/2009 11:28:58 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 58 replies · 3,346+ views
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | 8/01/2009 | By Michael Cassutt
    The giant gold and silver satellite glittered against the black sky as space shuttle Atlantis closed in on it from below. Commander Hoot Gibson and pilot Guy Gardner flew the approach, while mission specialist Mike Mullane, at the other end of the flight deck, readied the shuttle’s robot arm for a capture. Downstairs in the airlock, mission specialists Jerry Ross and Bill Shepherd waited in their spacesuits for Gibson’s order to go outside and attempt a rescue. The mission of STS-27 had been to deploy the first in a series of new spy satellites that used radar to observe ground...
  • (Italian Mafia) N'drangeta 'sold radioactive materials to Saddam'

    12/06/2007 9:09:22 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 16 replies · 3,551+ views
    ADNKI ^ | 12/3/07
    Anti-mafia police in the southern Italian city of Potenza are investigating allegations that the Calabrian mafia (N'drangheta) helped an Italian firm to sell radioactive materials to the regime of late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. In his latest book, 'N'drangheta' an Italian historian and expert on the N'drangheta, Antonio Nicaso, explains that a now declassified CIA document supports these allegations. The unnamed Italian company on three occasions between 1979 and 1982 sold uranium to Saddam, who wanted to acquire nuclear weapons, the CIA document claims. Quoting the CIA report, Nicaso said the materials included 486 tonnes of yellowcake uranium, 33,470 kilogrammes...
  • Economy likely shrank at fastest clip since '82

    01/30/2009 3:39:30 AM PST · by Flavius · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Jeannine Aversa ^ | 1/30/08 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The country tumbled deeper into recession and probably logged its worst economic performance in a quarter-century during the final three months of last year as battered consumers and businesses throttled back spending. The U.S. economy is deteriorating at an alarming clip as the housing, credit and financial crises -- the worst since the 1930s -- feed on each other in a vicious cycle that has proven difficult for Washington policymakers to break.
  • The Economy Is Bad, but 1982 Was Worse

    01/22/2009 3:09:01 AM PST · by expat_panama · 105 replies · 1,718+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2009 | DAVID LEONHARDT
    You often hear that we are now living through the worst recession since the early 1980s, and the comparison is not wrong. But it’s ultimately unsatisfying, because it is a little too vague to be useful. Is the economy only a little worse than it was in the last couple recessions, as some have said, and still a long way from the dark days of 1982? Or are we instead on our way toward something that may even approach the severity of the Great Depression? [snip]The ranks of unemployed and underemployed, controlling for the size of the population, were much...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • World Markets Slide Further; Japan's Nikkei Hits 26-Year Low(back to 1982)

    10/27/2008 6:31:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 635+ views
    Fox News(AP) ^ | 10/27/08
    World Markets Slide Further; Japan's Nikkei Hits 26-Year Low Monday, October 27, 2008 HONG KONG — World markets resumed their slide Monday, with Japan's Nikkei stock index falling to a 26-year low, as government rescue measures failed to ease fears of a prolonged global recession.
  • (October 29, 1982) 2 Republicans Found Gaining in California

    10/19/2008 1:14:20 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 531+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10-29-82
    Published: October 29, 1982 Mervin Field's latest California Poll shows the Democratic candidate for Governor, Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles, leading George Deukmejian, the Republican Attorney General, by only 6 percentage points. The margin was 47 to 41. Mayor Bradley had been leading by more than 20 points in earlier polls conducted by Mr. Fields's organization. A Field survey on the Senate race showed the Republican, Mayor Pete Wilson of San Diego, leading Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. by 6 points. The spread was the same as in the gubernatorial race, 47 to 41. Three weeks ago, the poll...
  • 1982 Obama Ad: Still Crazy

    09/14/2008 9:32:52 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 17 replies · 407+ views ^ | sept08 | ScrappleFace
  • How the Falklands War was won

    03/27/2007 5:46:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 126 replies · 2,845+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 27/03/2007 | Michael Novak
    How the Falklands War was won By Michael Novak Last Updated: 1:03pm BST 27/03/2007 The opening phases of the Falklands Conflict began in December 1981 when more than 40 Argentine "scrap metal workers" landed on the island of South Georgia, pointedly refusing to report to the British base at Grytviken to have their entry visas stamped. Project Alpha was a deliberate operation designed by the new military junta of Gen Leopoldo Galtieri to test British will ahead of Project Azul, a full-scale invasion of the Falkland Islands. The Argentinians eventually left but returned on March 19, 1982 - this time...
  • History Repeated

    08/17/2006 9:46:05 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 2 replies · 451+ views ^ | Rabbi Zalman Posner
    (this note below is part of the article as it appears at Note: This article was written in 1982. See if anything has changed! At this writing the trouble in Lebanon seems to be winding down, with the prospects of an end to the shooting almost visible. We pray that this does not turn out to be a false alarm and peace may return, or maybe come for the first time, to that troubled area. It has been a traumatic period for Jews the world over. We know that the Israeli army sacrificed any number of its young men...
  • A Step in the Right Direction: Iraq is a battleground in the larger war, not separate from it.

    08/29/2003 9:35:50 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 292+ views
    JINSA ^ | August 29, 2003
    Before there was Iraq, there was Lebanon.  In 1982, following Operation Peace for Galilee, JINSA reported on the international terrorist haven that had arisen in Fatahland – the southern part of Lebanon controlled by Yasser Arafat.  Aside from the expected mélange of Middle Easterners, there were Japanese Red Army, German and Italian Red Brigades, Nicaraguan Sandinistas, Salvadorans, Colombians and Peruvians.  There were Iranian Shi’ites, East Germans and Bulgarians.  Before there was Iraq, there was Lebanon, again.  Religious Iran and secular, Ba’athist Syria made a deal to use Syrian-controlled Lebanon as a base for Hizballah to attack Israel.  Today, Israel...
  • "The Agenda is Victory" President Ronald Reagan,CPAC,February 26th,1982

    02/26/2006 9:07:30 AM PST · by mdittmar · 233+ views ^ | February 26th,1982 | President Ronald Reagan
    Remarks before the 9th Annual CPAC Conference on February 26th,1982Mr. Toastmaster [Representative] Mickey Edwards, thank you very much for those generous words—reverend clergy, ladies and gentlemen, we're delighted to be here at the ninth annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Anyone looking at the exciting program you've scheduled over these four days, and the size of this gathering here tonight, can't help but be impressed with the energy and vitality of the conservative movement in America. We owe a special debt of gratitude to the staffs of American Conservative Union, Young Americans for Freedom, Human Events and National Review for making...
  • In Alito, G.O.P. Reaps Harvest Planted in '82

    01/30/2006 1:30:00 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 1,461+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Last February, as rumors swirled about the failing health of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, a team of conservative grass-roots organizers, public relations specialists and legal strategists met to prepare a battle plan to ensure any vacancies were filled by like-minded jurists. The team recruited conservative lawyers to study the records of 18 potential nominees — including Judges John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — and trained more than three dozen lawyers across the country to respond to news reports on the president's eventual pick. "We boxed them in," one lawyer present during the strategy meetings said...
  • The Ash Heap of History (June 8, 1982)

    01/08/2006 10:11:13 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 2 replies · 469+ views ^ | June 8, 1982 | Ronald Reagan
    Speech to the House of Commons Ronald ReaganJune 8, 1982"The Evil Empire" We’re approaching the end of a bloody century plagued by a terrible political invention — totalitarianism. Optimism comes less easily today, not because democracy is less vigorous, but because democracy’s enemies have refined their instruments of repression. Yet optimism is in order because day by day democracy is proving itself to be a not at all fragile flower. From Stettin on the Baltic to Varna on the Black Sea, the regimes planted by totalitarianism have had more than thirty years to establish their legitimacy. But none —...
  • Double Standard at International Court!

    10/21/2005 3:50:52 AM PDT · by Actuality · 13 replies · 659+ views
    Sharon is criticized for SUPPOSEDLY not acting, but Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is "understood" as a "moderate" in his green-light to terror, or even in his direct responsbility.
  • Former Ghanaian President Denies Murder Allegations

    02/12/2004 4:16:49 PM PST · by ambrose · 1 replies · 308+ views
    VOANews ^ | 2.12.04
    Former Ghanaian President Denies Murder Allegations Carrie Giardino Abidjan 12 Feb 2004, 21:36 UTC AP Former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings has denied allegations he was involved in the abduction and murders of three high court judges and a retired army officer while he was in office. This is the first time Mr. Rawlings has appeared before Ghana's reconciliation commission to testify about the murder of three judges and an army officer back in 1982. He was specifically called before the commission to testify about the existence of taped confessions made by the convicted murderers. Of the five men who were...
  • 4 Indicted in Italian Financier's Death (Calvi, Vatican Bank Scandal)

    04/18/2005 11:44:38 AM PDT · by Shermy · 16 replies · 752+ views
    AP ^ | April 18, 2005
    ROME - Four people were indicted Monday on murder charges in the death of Italian financier Roberto Calvi, a banker with close ties to the Vatican who was found hanging under a bridge in London in 1982, a defense attorney said. Businessman Flavio Carboni; his ex-girlfriend Manuela Kleinszig, and two men with alleged ties to the Mafia, Giuseppe "Pippo" Calo and Ernesto Diotallevi, will stand trial in October, according to Carboni's lawyer. Calvi was dubbed "God's banker" because of his ties with the Vatican's bank and its former top official, the American Archbishop Paul C. Marcinkus. Calvi's body was found...
  • Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston]

    10/28/2003 2:45:28 PM PST · by aculeus · 11 replies · 2,361+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    The Islamic organization poised to build the largest mosque in the Northeast on a site in Roxbury has long-standing ties to an Egyptian cleric who praises suicide bombings and a Muslim activist indicted last week in a terrorism financing probe. The Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to build a sprawling $22 million Islamic cultural center and mosque on Malcolm X Boulevard, has had a long association with Dr. Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi, whose vocal support of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas prompted the State Department to bar him from entering the U.S. four years ago. The local religious...
  • SAF Blasts Proposed San Francisco Handgun Ban: 'We Beat That In 1982'

    12/16/2004 9:34:21 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 4 replies · 633+ views
    12/16/2004 | Alan Gottlieb
    SAF Blasts Proposed San Francisco Handgun Ban: 'We Beat That In 1982' 12/16/2004 5:07:00 PM To: State Desk Contact: Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, 425-454-7012 BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Calling it an "ill-considered return visit of anti-gun bigotry," the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) today blasted plans to put a handgun ban on the November 2005 ballot in San Francisco, Calif. reminding proponents of the measure that such a ban was declared illegal when first tried in 1982. "This issue was decided by the California courts more than 22 years ago, and the gun ban extremists...
  • Law of the Sea Treaty Threatens Sovereignty

    11/24/2004 8:38:12 AM PST · by LarkNeelie · 24 replies · 655+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Nov 24, 2004 | Paul Weyrich
    ...LOST would have our country surrender its sovereignty on the seas to a body called the International Seabed Authority (ISA), whose membership is stacked in favor of Third World nations. If the Senate ratifies LOST, we will have given the ISA the authority to determine what rights our country will have to mine minerals located on the ocean floor and the right to tax their extraction only hope that conservatives across this nation will come to the defense of our country’s sovereignty by making it absolutely clear, in no uncertain terms, where they stand. If everyone does, I am confident...
  • The Party in 1982

    11/02/2004 11:10:15 AM PST · by RockCityHealing · 295+ views
    Personal Experience | Nov. 2 2004 | RockCityHealing
    Check this out. In 1982 I was hanging out at Fanuiel Hall with two pals (we were all about 16 & girls). Well, there were some boys our age dressed up in ruffly shirts and such. We got to chatting with them and they were the high school band playing that night at the Victory Party for Dukakis. I convinced the boys to give us their party pins, because they were dressed like the band and would get in without them. Thus, my pals and I stood in the reception line and met Mike and Kitty. My one friend asked...
  • Kerry's Win in 1982 Propelled His Career

    08/09/2004 10:07:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 232+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/04 | Steve LeBlanc - AP
    BOSTON - A decade after he lost a bid for the U.S. House, John Kerry (news - web sites) faced a choice: build a respectable, mainstream career in Boston's legal circles or wade back into the muddy waters of Massachusetts politics. "After '72," said Dan Payne, a Democratic consultant who later worked for Kerry, "John told friends he wouldn't run again." Few believed him. When he decided in 1982 to return to politics, Kerry aimed low: lieutenant governor, a post with little power, few responsibilities and almost no public profile. But it offered a chance to build a statewide political...
  • Reagan Says That Peace Depends On Support for U.S. Arms Buildup:Reagan Links Peace to U.S. Arms

    06/14/2004 5:26:14 PM PDT · by ambrose · 7 replies · 175+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 17, 1982
    Reagan Says That Peace Depends On Support for U.S. Arms Buildup:Reagan Links Peace to U.S. Arms By LESLIE H. GELB Special to The New York Times Apr 17, 1982 WASHINGTON, April 17 -- President Reagan said today that "nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought" but that peace depended on public support for a continuing American military buildup.
  • SOVIET TERROR LINKS FOUND IN LEBANON (1982) - (Early links between ETA and muslim terrorism)

    03/13/2004 2:21:30 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies · 437+ views
    AIM: Accuracy In Media ^ | September 1982 | Reed Irvine
    SOVIET TERROR LINKS FOUND IN LEBANON Our major media have long ignored or downplayed evidence linking the Soviet Union and its satellites to international terrorism. When Robert Moss, co- author of The Spike, told an international conference on terrorism held in Jerusalem in 1981 that the PLO had become a Soviet surrogate in the Middle East, the reaction of the representatives of the press was one of cynicism mixed with hostility. Wall Street Journal correspondent Susan Weaver explained the negative reaction to Moss's statement, saying that linking the KGB with world terrorism through the PLO "cast a dark shadow on...
  • Memories from Sultan Yakoub [IDF battle in the 1982 Lebanon War]

    02/16/2004 7:13:00 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 238+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 16, 2004 | DANIEL BEN-TAL
    The battle for Sultan Yakoub on June 12, 1982, was one of the bloodiest episodes of the Lebanon War. As the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) pressed northwards into the Bekaa Valley on the eastern front, a column of armored vehicles became ensnared by a Syrian ambush in a narrow pass. Thirty soldiers died in a fierce day of fighting, in what was seen as the army's biggest intelligence failure of the war. The bodies of three IDF soldiers – Zacharia Baumel, Yehuda Katz, and Zvi Feldman were never retrieved. Two IDF tanks disappeared during the battle: Katz commanded one, while...
  • Katz and Feldman are dead, say Sultan Yaqub tank buddies

    02/16/2004 7:10:22 PM PST · by yonif · 169+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2/17/2004 | Amnon Barzilai
    On June 11, 1982, the fifth day of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, during the height of a battle with Syrian forces in eastern Lebanon, a Syrian anti-tank missile shell hit an Israeli Patton tank. The tank caught on fire and four Israeli crew members leaped from it - commander Hezi Shai, cannon man Ariel Lieberman, cannon loader Zvi Feldman and driver Zecharia Baumel. Shai and Lieberman were captured. Feldman and Baumel were never found and since Operation Peace for Galilee they have been declared MIAs. It was reported Sunday that the Israel Defense Forces intends to soon declare Feldman,...