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  • Former Seattle journalist accused of helping Iraq: 'I'm innocent'

    03/12/2004 5:37:43 PM PST · by ValerieUSA · 52 replies · 326+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | March 14, 2004 | By Cameron W. Barr and Dan Eggen
    A former congressional press aide was arrested yesterday for allegedly maintaining an "intelligence relationship" for several years with U.S.-based spies for Saddam Hussein before the Iraqi leader was ousted. Among other activities, authorities said, Susan Lindauer, 41, cooperated with Iraqi intelligence agents in January 2003 by delivering a letter to the home of a distant relative, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, urging the Bush administration to hold off its invasion of Iraq so weapons inspectors could continue their work. Lindauer, a former journalist, worked in the late 1980s for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Herald in Everett. Lindauer,...
  • Nets Skate Over Liberal & Media Background of Accused Iraq Spy ("Air Sununu" scandal)

    03/12/2004 8:41:17 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 399+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday March 12, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Susan Lindauer, a former reporter for U.S. News & World Report, whose byline appeared over some 1991 stories about the "Air Sununu" scandal, was arrested and arraigned in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday, charged with various counts related to working for and accepting payments from the Saddam Hussein regime, in violation of working with a terrorist state. In the late 1980s and early 1990s she worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fortune before jumping to U.S. News in 1990 and then, by 1993, moving into a career as Press Secretary to a series of liberal Democrats: Then Congressmen Peter...
  • Che Guevara's Bungled 9-11

    09/14/2011 6:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    On the Friday after Thanksgiving 1962, Cuban agents planned to detonate 500 kilos of TNT inside Macy's, Gimbel's, Bloomingdale's and Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal. Che Guevara was the head of Cuba's "Foreign Liberation Department" at the time. On September 11th 2001, roughly 50,000 people worked at the World Trade Center. Macy’s alone gets roughly 50,000 shoppers on Black Friday. Castro and Che planned their Manhattan holocaust short weeks after Nikita Khrushchev foiled their plans for an even bigger one. "Say hello to my little friends!" Castro had dreamed of yelling at us in October of 1962, right before he imagined...
  • Fahrenheit''s Embedded Cameraman Revealed

    06/27/2004 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Hildy · 257 replies · 3,264+ views
    IMDB ^ | June 27, 2004 | Hildy
    Scenes in Fahrenheit 911 of U.S. soldiers taunting and sexually humiliating Iraqi civilians following the successful invasion were shot by Urban Hamid, an embedded Swedish-Iraqi journalist who is presently a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, the university's student newspaper Camera disclosed today (Tuesday). Moore has declined to respond to questions from interviewers about whether he resorted to subterfuge in order to embed photographers among U.S. forces and has been criticized for not showing footage of the abuses to U.S. military authorities earlier. But Camera reported that the controversial footage by Hamid was actually shown at a theater in...
  • Ex-GOP aide [Miranda, who exposed Dem strategy to block W's judicial picks]: Dems derailed hiring

    03/13/2005 1:54:00 PM PST · by cloud8 · 19 replies · 957+ views
    March 9, 2005 | Charlie Savage
    Staffer in spying case says political threats hurt prospects at firm WASHINGTON--A former top Republican Senate staff member who resigned under pressure last year for spying on his Democratic staff colleagues is now accusing them of threatening partners at a law firm that was considering hiring him--including the firm's chairman, a prominent Boston attorney--in order to scuttle his job offer. In an affidavit he submitted to federal prosecutors this week, Manuel Miranda, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, said that Democratic staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee telephoned partners at the firm of McDermott Will & Emory...
  • Attorney General Discharged From Hospital

    03/14/2004 1:15:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 112+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 14, 2004
    Mar 14, 2004 Attorney General Discharged From Hospital The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General John Ashcroft was released from the hospital Sunday, five days after surgery to remove his gallbladder. Ashcroft, 61, will stay in his Washington home for some "quiet rest" as he continues to recuperate, Justice Department spokesman Mark Corallo said. Deputy Attorney General James Comey will continue to run the department until Ashcroft returns. Ashcroft was admitted March 4 to George Washington University Hospital, suffering from a severe case of gallstone pancreatitis. The gallbladder was removed to prevent a recurrence of the sometimes-fatal illness.
  • FBI Director's Notes Contradict Gonzales's Version Of Ashcroft Visit

    08/16/2007 9:38:58 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 18 replies · 683+ views
    Washington Post via Drudge ^ | August 17, 2007 | Dan Eggen
    Then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft was "feeble," "barely articulate" and "stressed" moments after a hospital room confrontation in March 2004 with Alberto R. Gonzales, who wanted Ashcroft to approve a warrantless wiretapping program over Justice Department objections, according to notes from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III that were released yesterday. One of Mueller's entries in five pages of a daily log pertaining to the dispute also indicated that Ashcroft's deputy was so concerned about undue pressure by Gonzales and other White House aides for the attorney general to back the wiretapping program that the deputy asked Mueller to bar...
  • Found notes may show Bush plan on Clarke

    03/31/2004 1:36:56 PM PST · by South40 · 111 replies · 265+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/31/04 | Pamela Hess
    WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The White House was worried about the damaging testimony of a former counter-terrorism chief to a commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks last week but was trying to let the issue die on its own, according to Pentagon briefing notes found at a Washington coffee shop. "Stay inside the lines. We don't need to puff this (up). We need (to) be careful as hell about it," the handwritten notes say. "This thing will go away soon and what will keep it alive will be one of us going over the line." The notes were...
  • Zimbabwe says seizes U.S. plane, "mercenaries"

    03/08/2004 6:34:55 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 466+ views
    Reuters | March 8, 2004
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has seized a U.S.-registered cargo plane with 64 suspected mercenaries of various nationalities and a cargo of "military material", Home Affairs (Interior) Minister Kembo Mohadi said on Monday. "A United States of America-registered Boeing 727-100 cargo plane was detained last night at about 19:30 hours at Harare International Airport after its owners had made a false declaration of its cargo and crew," Mohadi said in a statement.
  • U.S. surveillance architecture includes collection of revealing Internet, phone metadata

    06/16/2013 8:18:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/16/2013 | Barton Gellman
    On March 12, 2004, acting attorney general James B. Comey and the Justice Department’s top leadership reached the brink of resignation over electronic surveillance orders that they believed to be illegal. President George W. Bush backed down, halting secret foreign-intelligence-gathering operations that had crossed into domestic terrain. That morning marked the beginning of the end of STELLARWIND, the cover name for a set of four surveillance programs that brought Americans and American territory within the domain of the National Security Agency for the first time in decades. It was also a prelude to new legal structures that allowed Bush and...
  • Foxnews Reporting: Ashcroft about to undergo surgery.

    03/09/2004 5:54:44 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 152 replies · 2,476+ views
    John Ashcroft is about to undergo surgery to have his gallbladder removed. Prayers going up! There's no telling how many lives this man has saved!
  • Officials: U.S. 'outed' Iran's Spies in 1997 (Operation Sapphire)

    03/30/2004 5:04:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 48 replies · 269+ views
    USA Today ^ | Mar. 29, 2004 | Barbara Slavin
    <p>WASHINGTON — After a bombing killed 19 U.S. airmen at a barracks in Saudi Arabia in 1996, the Clinton administration struck back by unmasking Iranian intelligence officers around the world, significantly disrupting Iranian-backed terrorism, according to a high-level U.S. official and a former top official who was serving at the time of the operation.</p>
  • Serbia to extradite Madrid bomb suspect to Spain

    09/22/2005 5:26:10 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 567+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 Sep 2005
    BELGRADE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Serbia has signed the extradition papers of a key suspect in the Madrid train bombings and will be transferring him to Spain shortly, a government official said on Thursday. Abdelmajid Bouchar, a 22-year-old Moroccan, was detained on June 23 on a train travelling to Belgrade and held for a breach of immigration law. Serbian officials confirmed his identity in mid-August after checks with Interpol and Spanish police. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the extradition date would not be made public for security reasons. "A statement will not be issued before he arrives...
  • Spanish bomb suspect arrested in Belgrade

    08/17/2005 7:40:42 PM PDT · by zagor-te-nej · 23 replies · 525+ views
    B92 ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | zagor-te-nej
    Spanish bomb suspect arrested in Belgrade | 17:43 August 17 | B92 Abdelmajid Bouchar BELGRADE -- Wednesday – A suspect in the terrorist attacks in Madrid in March of last year has been arrested in Belgrade. Moroccan national Abdelmajid Bouchar was arrested for breaches of immigration laws last night during routine checks of travellers on a train. He was held in custody in the Belgrade suburb of Padinska Skela, where an Interpol fingerprint check revealed that he was wanted in connection with the Madrid bombing, B92 learnt. The arrest has been confirmed by the Spanish Interior Ministry and Interior Minister...
  • Terrorist Cells Find Foothold in Balkans

    12/11/2005 11:06:07 AM PST · by kronos77 · 28 replies · 629+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2005 | Rade Maroevic and Daniel Williams
    In particular, Islamic radicals are looking to create cells of so-called white al Qaeda, non-Arab members who can evade racial profiling used by police forces to watch for potential terrorists. "They want to look European to carry out operations in Europe," said a Western intelligence agent in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro, adjacent to Bosnia. "It's yet another evolution in the tools used by terrorists." ... n addition, Serbian police accidentally came across a key suspect in the March 2004 bombings of Madrid commuter trains while he was traveling through the country by train. He arrived in the...
  • Burma's Almost Forgotten (A Must Read on Burma/Myanmar)

    05/09/2008 9:48:39 AM PDT · by khnyny · 8 replies · 187+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | March, 2004 | Benedict Rogers
    On the Burmese side of the Moei River, the reality of the Burma Army attack was there for all to see. Where just a few weeks before had stood a thriving community with a church, school, houses, and clinic, there was now little more than ashes. The pastor came and sat next to me as we looked at the burned-out ruins of his church: a few charred bamboo pillars and some pews. A beam that once held up the roof now formed a cross, symbol of the people's suffering. In an operation that plays out regularly in eastern Burma, the...
  • Clinton probe tests FBI chief

    08/17/2015 7:48:15 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/17/15 04:07 PM EDT | By Jordain Carney
    FBI Director James Comey is being thrust into the spotlight as the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s personal email server intensifies. The FBI is investigating the security of Clinton’s email setup, including if classified information was mishandled. The probe is putting the nation’s top law enforcement agency at the center of a political battle leading into the 2016 election. Comey has long shown an independent streak that's gained him wide bipartisan praise and helped him sail to a 93-1 confirmation vote in the Senate. That independence will be tested with Republican lawmakers demanding answers and the Clinton team dismissive of a...
  • Iran Flexes Its Power by Transporting Turkey to the Stone Age

    04/23/2015 6:27:47 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 38 replies
    Observer ^ | April 22, 2015 | Micah Halpern
    Half of Turkey—44 of 81 provinces, 40 million people including those living in Istanbul and Ankara, suffered a massive power outage that lasted a solid twelve hours. It happened on Tuesday, March 31st. It happened because Iran wanted it to happen. The blackout in Turkey was caused by a cyber hack that originated in Iran. This cyber attack was payback, a taste of what Iran has to offer. Everything went down. Computers, airports, air traffic, traffic lights, hospitals, lights, elevators, refrigeration, water and sewage, everything simply stopped. In an instant, Turkey was transported back to the stone ages.
  • Obama's war chest filled with Hollywood gold (DNC Keynote Speaker)

    07/17/2004 6:38:56 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 896+ views
    AP via Daily Southtown ^ | July 17, 2004 | Dennis Conrad
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate candidate from Chicago who has become the Democratic Party's latest rising star, is drawing enough support from the entertainment industry to put on his own variety show. From comedian Chris Rock to singer Barbra Streisand to musician Herbert Hancock, entertainers have written out checks of $1,000 or $2,000 to help the 42-year-old Illinois state senator win the seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Peter Fitzgerald. Film directors Rob Reiner ("The American President") and Edward Zwick ("The Last Samurai" and "Courage Under Fire") both contributed in the past three months, according to Obama's...
  • Libyan Rebel Commander: I Was on the Mavi Marmara

    12/28/2011 3:27:23 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies · 1+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | 12-28-11 | John Rosenthal
    According to the Spanish daily ABC, a Libyan rebel commander who played a key role in overthrowing the rule of Muammar Qaddafi previously participated in the May 2010 attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the Turkish-owned vessel the Mavi Marmara. The operation famously culminated in a deadly clash between Israel Defense Force commandos and “activists” armed with iron rods and knives aboard the ship. The paper’s source for the story is the rebel leader himself: Mahdi al-Harati, the commander of the so-called Tripoli Brigades, which are widely credited with having played a decisive role in the rebel...