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  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • Belgians Detain Iraqi Suspected Of Mailing Nerve Gas Chemical

    06/08/2003 9:32:35 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 16 replies · 299+ views
    The New York Times | June 6, 2003 | Reuters
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Belgians Detain Iraqi Suspected Of Mailing Nerve Gas Chemical Reuters The New York Times Section A; Page 16; Column 5; Foreign Desk June 6, 2003, Friday, Late Edition - Final BRUSSELS, June 5 The Belgian police said today that they had detained an Iraqi man after 10 letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office, the American and British Embassies and a court trying suspected members of Al Qaeda. Inside the letters was a brownish-yellow powder that contained phenarsazine chloride, an...
  • Belgium Detains Iraqi Man in Toxic Letters Case

    06/05/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they had detained a man of Iraqi nationality after a series of letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office and the U.S. and British embassies. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office told a news conference the 45-year-old man was arrested late on Wednesday in the western Belgian town of Deinze. Two postal workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to the chemicals in the letters at mail depots. No one else was hurt by the 10 letters sent to a variety of targets, including...
  • Slap-happy Jack (Ryan) kidding himself about running for Senate (Illinois)

    06/09/2003 10:04:35 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 370+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/9/03 | Steve Neal
    He's the most happy fella. Jack Ryan, 43, the North Shore investment banker, is running for the U.S. Senate on a platform of happiness and light. ''I just feel so much love in this room right now,'' Happy Jack declared at his campaign kickoff the other day at Hales Franciscan High School, where he gave up an investment banking career to teach a few courses. ''Every major religion says that happiness comes not from seeking our own fulfillment but from seeking the fulfillment of others,'' he said. ''We've got to start looking out for one another's happiness." Ryan, who has...
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • Muslim says Quran justified attack in N.C

    03/25/2006 10:21:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 86 replies · 1,979+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 22, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The man who hit nine people with a sport utility vehicle on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus wrote a letter to a television reporter saying he read the Quran's 114 chapters 15 times and found that the Muslim holy book justified the attack. ''I did not act out of hatred for Americans, but out of love for Allah instead,'' Mohammed Taheri-azar, 22, wrote in a letter to Amber Rupinta dated March 10 posted on WTVD's Web site. Police say that just before lunchtime March 3, Taheri-azar drove a rented 2006 Jeep Cherokee through the...
  • U.S. QUESTIONS EGYPT ON WMD, MISSILES

    06/16/2003 11:22:05 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 11 replies · 194+ views
    Middle East Newsline ^ | 6/17/03 | Middle East Newsline staff
    U.S. QUESTIONS EGYPT ON WMD, MISSILES WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has again launched an examination of Egypt's missile and weapons of mass destruction programs. U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton held talks over the weekend in Cairo with Egyptian leaders on a range of what U.S. officials termed were sensitive subjects. They said the issues included Egypt's WMD and missile programs and Cairo's cooperation with Saddam Hussein's Iraq and North Korea. "All of the testimony and evidence found in Iraq have shown significant Egyptian involvement in Iraq's missile and WMD programs," a U.S. official said. "The issue has...
  • Saudis looking to go nuclear?

    06/19/2003 7:44:28 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies · 569+ views
    WorldNetDaily/GeoStrategyDirect ^ | 19 June 2003 | Robert Morton and Bill Gertz
    Editor's note: WorldNetDaily brings readers exclusive, up-to-the-minute global intelligence news and analysis from Geostrategy-Direct, a new online newsletter edited by veteran journalist Robert Morton and featuring the "Backgrounder" column compiled by Bill Gertz. Geostrategy-Direct is a subscription-based service produced by the publishers of WorldTribune.com, a free news service frequently linked by the editors of WorldNetDaily. For those with a benign view of Iran's nuclear program, consider this: Saudi Arabia is already thinking nuclear, reports intelligence newsletter Geostrategy-Direct. The Saudi royal family is alarmed by the prospect of its next-door neighbor having a nuclear bomb, U.S. intelligence analysts say. The Saudis...
  • Monrovia, Liberia - Liberian rebels 'moving on capital'

    06/05/2003 11:02:13 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 234+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 5, 2003
    Rebels in Liberia are reported to have entered the suburbs of the capital, Monrovia, as President Charles Taylor struggles to hold on to power. At the same time, aid workers said thousands of refugees had fled in terror from camps on the outskirts of the city. The refugees were trying to reach the centre of Monrovia despite the army trying to block them, said Ramin Rafirasme, West African spokesman for the World Food Programme. "People are in the street, in the rain. The situation remains very tense in Monrovia. We are very worried by the situation of these people,"...
  • US man killed in 'racist attack'

    06/18/2003 7:09:46 AM PDT · by Hipixs · 21 replies · 259+ views
    Expatica ^ | 6/17/03
    US man killed in 'racist attack' 17 June 2003 BRUSSELS – An American national was beaten to death outside a Brussels nightclub and a second man was injured Sunday in what is suspected to have been a racist attack. The two US businessmen were attacked outside the Cotton Club on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain slightly before 5am Sunday morning by six to seven aggressors. The motive for the attack remains unknown although the theory that the attack was racially motivated is being examined. The owner of the club was questioned in relation with the incident Monday, however he is not known...
  • Man Held for Trying to Blow Up Belgian Synagogue

    06/13/2003 8:56:22 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 8 replies · 262+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 13, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police on Friday arrested a man suspected of trying to blow up a synagogue in what could be the latest in a string of anti-Jewish attacks across Europe linked to violence in the Middle East.Jules Mathieu, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office, said the man was suspected of having placed five gas bottles in a car and torching it in front of the synagogue in a densely populated area of the southern town of Charleroi.There was no explosion and the blaze was rapidly put out by firefighters based nearby.Several synagogues and Jewish buildings in European...
  • BREAKING: ONE OF THE INJURED IN TODAY'S TERRORIST ATTACK A DAUGHTER OF A NJ STATE SENATOR (ISRAELI M

    06/11/2003 3:13:17 PM PDT · by yonif · 91 replies · 466+ views
    Walla News Ticker ^ | 6/12/2003 | Walla News (Israeli media website)
    Translation from hebrew to english by me: One of the injured at the terrorist attack in Jerusalem is the daughter of the American Senator Robert Singer. On Kol Israel (radio) it has been reported that her father goes to Israel today to visit her in the hospital.
  • The secret war (More detail on Al-Zawahiri Op)

    03/21/2004 1:41:33 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 752+ views
    Observer Special reports ^ | Sunday March 21, 2004 | Greg Bearup in Peshawar
    The secret war On the North-West Frontier, soldiers are trying to tighten the noose around bin Laden's forces. But in Europe and America, there is no clear enemy to fight - yet every expert knows that a terrorist atrocity is coming Mark Townsend in Tangier, John Hooper in Madrid, Greg Bearup in Peshawar, Paul Harris in Washington, Peter Beaumont in Baghdad, Antony Barnett, Martin Bright, Jason Burke and Nick Pelham in London Sunday March 21, 2004 The Observer There were shadows in the rocks. As the 12 US Special Forces soldiers arrived at a remote mountain region in eastern Afghanistan...
  • Jack Straw denies he and Powell 'wobbled' over the Iraqi WMD

    05/31/2003 5:44:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/01/03 | David Bamber
    The Foreign Office mounted a fightback yesterday against allegations that Jack Straw and Colin Powell had expressed serious doubts about whether Baghdad possessed weapons of mass destruction before the start of the Iraq war. As Tony Blair faced allegations from a former Cabinet colleague that he had "duped" the British people over Saddam Hussein's weapons capabilities, the Foreign Office issued a detailed rebuttal of allegations, made in the Guardian newspaper, that were seized on by news media around the world. The paper said Mr Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and Mr Powell, his United States counterpart, had privately expressed serious doubts...
  • Imam's missile-plot defense: All a joke!

    08/11/2004 1:37:06 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 543+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 11, 2004 | GREG B. SMITH
    ALBANY - A mosque leader charged with helping launder money in a missile plot thought all the weapon talk was a joke, his lawyer said yesterday - but prosecutors were not laughing. Imam Yassin Muhiddin Aref was jailed without bail after prosecutors questioned why his name was found in a notebook in a terrorist camp listed as "Commander Yassin, United States." They also unveiled a photo of the imam's co-defendant watching as an informant shouldered a real surface-to-air missile in the back room of an Albany-area convenience store. That was among the evidence cited by prosecutors in Albany Federal Court...
  • NYT, Miller spar over role in leak probe("Judas" Miller-to the NYT that is)

    10/22/2005 7:53:24 PM PDT · by Saynotosocialism · 25 replies · 1,880+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2005 | By PETE YOST
    New York Times reporter Judith Miller speaks during the 2005 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference in Las Vegas Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005. Miller, who was jailed 85 days for refusing to reveal a source, defended her decision to go to jail to protect the source and told a journalism conference Tuesday that reporters need a federal shield law so that others won't face the same sanctions. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) WASHINGTON -- In the latest fallout from the CIA leak investigation, reporter Judith Miller and The New York Times are engaging in a very public fight about her seeming...
  • Nine Al Qaeda Captured on Pakistan/Afghanistan Border (Osama is rumored among them).

    03/06/2003 7:45:38 PM PST · by Scott from the Left Coast · 63 replies · 163+ views
    This is being treated as unconfirmed by the Pakistani Newspaper in question. It is being carried (as unconfirmed) by KVI Radio in Seattle right now. But this is the story:World buzzing with Osama catch Nine al-Qaeda men held near Afghan border; officials claim Osama or his son among arrested By our correspondent/agencies QUETTA: A major operation was reported to have been conducted in Noshki near Chaghai in Balochistan on Thursday to apprehend the top al-Qaeda terrorists hiding there. According to Online News Agency nine al-Qaeda suspects were reported to have been arrested in the raid. But there was no confirmation...