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  • The tragic saga of the Iraqi who dared come to Israel

    05/14/2005 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Dana Rosenblatt
    Coiffed, groomed and impeccably suited, Mithal al-Alusi cuts an imposing figure at this trendy hotel. In the empty bar lounge, he makes himself at home to a breakfast of fresh fruit, strong coffee and a constant flow of cigarettes. The leader of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation is in town to promote his vision for a new Iraq and accept an accolade from an unlikely sponsor – the American Jewish Committee – who honored him with a Moral Courage award at their annual dinner last week. His act of courage was an attempt to break Iraq's long-standing taboo...
  • Al-Qaida assassins after Gadhafi: Intel suggests dictators's sudden cooperation due to holy war

    12/25/2003 6:43:16 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 197+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, Christmas Day, 2003
    Al-Qaida assassins after GadhafiIntelligence suggests Libyan dictator's sudden cooperation due to holy war Posted: December 24, 20035:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Canadian intelligence suggests al-Qaida-backed militants in Libya want to assassinate Col. Moammar Gadhafi, possibly shedding light on the dictator's sudden efforts to cozy up to the West. Libyan President Col. Moammar Gadhafi (Courtesy: Sky News) Citing a Canadian Security Intelligence Service, or CSIS, report, The National Post reports the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, is waging holy war against Gadhafi in an effort to establish an Islamic state in Libya. "In order to achieve their goals, the LIFG has...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Egyptian press attacks U.S.: Assault comes after Washington denies new aid

    08/22/2002 11:52:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 65+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, August 23, 2002 | By Jon Dougherty
    Several pro-government Egyptian newspapers and media outlets are attacking the United States following the Bush administration's decision not to increase financial aid to the North African nation. The Egyptian press has attacked U.S. policy and policymakers in the past, usually at low points in the oft-rocky relationship between Washington and Cairo. But the new attacks are particularly vitriolic and have even gone so far as to compare some U.S. officials to Nazi Germany's Third Reich. "[Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld is a new Hitler in America," wrote columnist Kamal Abd Al-Raouf for the government weekly Akhbar Al-Yaum last week, predicting the...
  • Italy makes al Qaeda link arrest

    08/03/2002 3:07:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 228+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | Augustus 03 2002 | Reuters
    ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have arrested a man suspected of having links to arms trafficking and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network for travelling on a false passport, according to a police spokesman. Police acting on a tip-off, arrested Sanjivan Ruprah, 36, in the northern town of Cremona, outside Milan, on Friday. He was travelling on a false Belgian passport, the spokesman said on Saturday. "Sanjivan Ruprah is an internationally known figure," he said. "He is known as an international trafficker of arms and diamonds and has already been arrested in Belgium, from where he was released on bail."...
  • Malaysia - Police arrest key leader of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM) - Wan Min Wan Mat

    09/27/2002 1:53:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 495+ views
    The Star (Kuala Lumpur) ^ | September 27, 2002
    KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested Wan Min Wan Mat, a key leader of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM) during an operation in Kota Baru Friday morning. Inspector-general of police Tan Sri Norian Mai said the 42-year-old former Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) lecturer was arrested at about 9.30am. Police are looking for eight suspects who are key KMM members and are offering a RM50,000 reward for information on each leader.
  • Memo: 9/11 Mastermind Was Waterboarded 183 Times

    04/19/2009 10:03:12 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 68 replies · 1,658+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 04/20/09 | uncredited
    WASHINGTON -- CIA interrogators waterboarded an Al Qaeda prisoner 183 times, according to a 2005 Justice Department legal memo, and another prisoner 83 times, the New York Times reported on Monday. Quoting the CIA inspector general in a 2004 investigation, the memo from May 30, 2005 says interrogators used the waterboard at least 83 times during August 2002 against Abu Zubaydah, a high-ranking member of Al Qaeda and close associate of Usama bin Laden, the Times said. In March 2003, the controlled method of simulated drowning was used on Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001...
  • U.S. WAR GEAR ON MOVE: SHIPPERS

    08/13/2002 12:45:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 69 replies · 1,570+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/13/02 | Reuters
    <p>Some of the high-tech, gadget-loaded planes that could be used in a campaign against Iraq include the EA-6B Prowler (above).</p> <p>August 13, 2002 -- The U.S. Navy is seeking to charter a large ship to carry military helicopters and ammunition from the United States to two ports in the Red Sea, shipping brokers said yesterday.</p>
  • CIA officer pleads to fraud {immigration, sham marriage)

    11/14/2007 5:18:16 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 24 replies · 101+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2007
    A CIA operations officer and former FBI special agent pleaded guilty yesterday to fraudulently obtaining her U.S. citizenship and to using her access to FBI computers to check on investigations into her brother-in-law, a Hezbollah-linked businessman. Lebanese-born Nada Nadim Prouty, 37, of Vienna, Va., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit to charges of fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship by paying for a sham marriage; unlawfully accessing a federal computer system; and conspiracy to defraud the United States... As part of the plea agreement, Prouty faces less than a year in jail but will be stripped of her U.S. citizenship....
  • Excerpts from The Secret History of the Iraq War

    11/02/2004 6:30:04 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 9 replies · 838+ views
    HarperCollins Publishers ^ | February 2004 | Yossef Bodansky
    In the fall of 2002 Iraq crossed an unacceptable threshold, supplying operational weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to bin Laden's terrorists. These developments were confirmed to the Western intelligence services after several terrorists -- graduates of WMD training programs -- were captured in Israel, Chechnya, Turkey, and France, along with documents related to their activities. On the basis of pure threat analysis, the United States should have gone to war against Iraq, as well as its partners Syria and Iran, in fall 2002. By then there was already unambiguous evidence indicating the urgency of defusing the imminent danger posed by...