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  • What Did The Oslo Killer Want?

    07/23/2011 9:22:38 PM PDT · by redpoll · 119 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 23 July 2011 | Blake Hounshell
    I have just finished reading through what appears to be the 1,518-page manifesto and handbook of the alleged perpetrator of the worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history. The manifesto, bylined by someone calling himself Andrew Berwick, is entitled "2083: A European Declaration of Independence" and was posted on Stormfront.org, a white supremacist website, and discovered by American blogger Kevin I. Slaughter. [UPDATE: Norwegian TV has confirmed that the author is indeed the Oslo shooter, according to the New York Times.] In it, "Berwick" declares himself a "Justiciar Knight Commander," a leading member of a "re-founded" Knights Templar group formed at...
  • London Mayor Defended 'Theologian of Terror'

    07/07/2005 10:24:31 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies · 701+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 07, 2005 | By Sherrie Gossett, CNSNews.com Staff Writer
    Interesting.... This muslim Cleric visited london EXACTLY one year ago from the date of the attacks, July 7, 2004 CNSNews.com) - London Mayor Ken Livingstone's previous support of a Muslim cleric who advocates suicide bombings may cause him some embarrassment as he now must speak for the city in the wake of Thursday's terrorist bombings. Livingstone condemned the Thursday attacks as "mass murder," and added that "this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners." Yet Livingstone has in the past...
  • Pentagon lets terrorism suspect see lawyer

    12/02/2003 9:59:00 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 110+ views
    Washington Times | Wednesday, December 3, 2003
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Pentagon lets terrorism suspect see lawyerPublished December 3, 2003     ASSOCIATED PRESS     Reversing course, Pentagon officials have decided to allow a U.S.-born terrorism suspect access to a lawyer, the Defense Department announced yesterday.     The Defense Department will make arrangements over the next few days for a lawyer to visit Yaser Esam Hamdi "subject to appropriate security restrictions," a Pentagon statement said.     Mr. Hamdi is being held as an "enemy combatant," a designation the Bush administration says denies him rights to a lawyer or a trial.     The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear an appeal from a public...
  • Fast forward into trouble (A culture barely changed in centuries is bombarded by 46 cable channels)

    06/18/2003 8:05:44 AM PDT · by Int · 9 replies · 133+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Saturday June 14, 2003 | Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
    Fast forward into troubleFour years ago, Bhutan, the fabled Himalayan Shangri-la, became the last nation on earth to introduce television. Suddenly a culture, barely changed in centuries, was bombarded by 46 cable channels. And all too soon came Bhutan's first crime wave - murder, fraud, drug offences. Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy report from a country crash-landing in the 21st century Saturday June 14, 2003The GuardianApril 2002 was a turbulent month for the people of Bhutan. One of the remotest nations in the world, perched high in the snowlines of the Himalayas, suffered a crime wave. The 700,000 inhabitants of...
  • Two men are charged with smuggling Middle Easterners for $20,000 each

    09/15/2002 8:24:29 AM PDT · by browardchad · 37 replies · 311+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/14/02 | Associated Press
    Two men from Pakistan and Sri Lanka were held without bail Friday on charges that they smuggled Middle Easterners into the United States through third countries for $20,000 each. Iqbal Munawar and Chelliah Sri Kajamukam were arrested late Thursday at Miami International Airport on charges filed in New York, federal authorities said.They made federal court appearances Friday and were ordered to return to court for bond hearings Thursday.An Indian businessman led the smuggling ring, which illegally flew people to Miami and New York and carried them to the United States by boat, FBI agent Timothy Ryan wrote in a court...
  • Baghdad leaders reveal that coup plot duped MI6

    02/07/2004 4:39:52 PM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 245+ views
    Baghdad leaders reveal that coup plot duped MI6 Julie Flint explains how rumours of Saddam's overthrow caused British intelligence to miss vital information about Iraq's weapons programme British intelligence took its eyes off Saddam Hussein's weapons programmes because it had been duped into believing a military coup would leave Sunni Muslims in power in Iraq. Sources in the country say what they missed was a push to convert chemical and biological organisms into dry agents that could be hidden until pressure on the regime was lifted. 'From the second half of 2000, the focus of the British was not on...
  • Spanish Police Arrest Suspect Banker for al-Qaida Network

    04/25/2002 12:21:06 PM PDT · by b4its2late · 2 replies · 231+ views
    SPANISH police yesterday arrested another suspected al-Qaida member who is believed to be a key figure in the financing of the terrorist organisation's operations in various countries. Interior Minister Mariano Rajoy said Syrian-born Spaniard Ghasoub al- Abrash al-Ghalyoun was seized yesterday morning. He gave no more details. Only a day earlier, police in Madrid arrested another Syrian- born Spaniard, who was described as a key figure in financing terrorist operations of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network in various countries including the United States. Rajoy said the man held yesterday, together with another person arrested some time ago in Spain, "made...
  • DC court finds Gitmo detainee properly held

    04/07/2009 4:44:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 776+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | April 6, 2009 10:52 AM | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    SNIPPET: "On Thursday, April 2, a federal judge ruled that Guantánamo detainee Hedi Hammamy is being held for good reasons. Judge Richard Leon of the DC District Court found the US government’s evidence was sufficient to show that Hammamy supported al Qaeda and the Taliban. Hammamy, who is also known as Abdul Haddi bin Hadiddi in the US government’s unclassified Guantánamo files, was arrested by Pakistani authorities in April 2002 and transferred to Guantánamo months later. Government prosecutors demonstrated that Hammamy’s passport was recovered in a cave in the Tora Bora Mountains, which were the main fallback zone for fleeing...
  • Nation: Three on Amtrak Auto Train engaged emergency brakes

    04/20/2002 6:12:53 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies · 745+ views
    NANDO ^ | April 20 2002 | By RON WORD, Associated Press
    CRESCENT CITY, Fla. (April 20, 2002 7:34 p.m. EDT) - Investigators said Saturday that two Amtrak engineers and a conductor hit the emergency brakes just seconds before a train derailment that left four people dead and more than 150 injured. The lead engineer of the Amtrak Auto Train told the National Transportation Safety Board that he saw a disjointed track about an hour into a trip from Sanford to Lorton, Va., and slammed on the engine's brake. Seconds later, a backup engineer in the locomotive cab and a conductor two cars back felt the train hit the disjointed track and...
  • Local Radio Report-Flordia Train Engineer Says Crash Was Caused by 'Anomaly on Train Track'

    04/19/2002 3:31:50 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 16 replies · 336+ views
    National Transportation and Safety Board ^ | April 19, 2002 | Local Orlando Radio Report
    Local report just heard on the top of the hour update.Anomaly: 1. Deviation from the normal or common form or rule. (syn anomalousness)2. A person who is unusual (syn. unusual person) Source-Word Net 1.6 1997 Princeton University
  • IRAQ RE-ARMING FOR WAR THROUGH SYRIA, SAY DEFECTORS

    04/28/2002 5:59:54 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 11 replies · 127+ views
    The London Daily Guardian and Ananova Breaking News Wire ^ | Monday April 29, 2002 00:41 Greenwich Mean Time | What Tomorrow's Papers Say Column Staff
    Ananova:What the Mondays United Kingdom Papers SayIRAQ RE-ARMING FOR WAR, SAY DEFECTORSWeapons from Eastern Europe are being smuggled through Syria into Iraq as Saddam Hussein builds up his defences in anticpiation of a United States led assault, say defectors.Story Filed: 00:41 Greenwich Mean Time Monday April 29 2002
  • Bob Novak-Pentagon Says Iraq Operations Looking to September Start

    04/25/2002 12:17:54 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 151 replies · 369+ views
    Bob Novak makes a United States war with Iraq sound imminentThe signal has spread through the Pentagon: on to Baghdad to get rid of Saddam Hussein, probably in September when the weather should be fine and the United States high tech arsenal will be replentished.That's what Defense Department policymakers plan, but their cheers are balanced by apprehension among civilian and military career officials.Some of them are apparently are crossing their fingers for Secretary of State Colin Powell to exert control over the situation. (ugh!-ed.)
  • The man behind the attack on Guantanamo (traitorous b*st*rd Michael Ratner)

    06/16/2005 3:28:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies · 2,383+ views
    front page mag ^ | 6-16-05 | DiPippo
    The Man Behind the Attack on Guantanamo By Rocco DiPippo FrontPageMagazine.com | June 16, 2005 The general leading the force to free the captive enemy from the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, and inflict a humiliating defeat on the United States is so-called “civil rights” and “Constitutional” attorney Michael Ratner. It was Ratner who led the way in recruiting elite lawyers to defend the enemy combatants being interrogated at Gitmo. But Ratner is a long-time leader of two pro-Communist and anti-American organizations who have for decades have lent aid and comfort to America's enemies in the Cold War and...
  • Pilot subject of terror alert - Man, who trained at Briscoe Field, found in Britain

    04/09/2005 3:45:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1,212+ views
    A man trained as a pilot at a Lawrenceville airport three years ago raised an international terror alert this week. He was found in Britain on Friday, the FBI said. Zayead Christopher Hajaig, a 35-year-old British national, "remains a person of interest" although he has been located, said Steve Emmett, an FBI spokesman in Atlanta. FBI officials released little information about Hajaig on Friday. They would not say whether he had been detained or how he had been located. Earlier this week, authorities issued a "special alert bulletin" warning airports about Hajaig, who took flight lessons at Astron Enterprises at...
  • Sept. 11 Amuses Chinese Premier

    04/27/2002 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies · 836+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | April 25, 2002 | Charles R. Smith
    Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji recently cracked a joke about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Zhu told the joke to a captive audience of Asian executives during the April Bao business conference held on Hainan Island. Zhu's remarks came during a question-and-answer session with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. According to Zhu, "Japan bought many huge buildings in New York, but luckily they didn't buy the World Trade Center. If they had bought them, now the Japanese would be sadder than the Americans." Zhu's joke was quickly followed by a long round of laughter and applause...