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  • Defector Testifies Against Terror Suspect

    01/31/2004 3:14:47 PM PST · by Lessismore · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 30.01.2004
    Mzoudi was a liaison to al Qaeda, witness said. A man claiming to be a former Iranian spy testified Friday that Abdelghani Mzoudi, the second man to be tried for an alleged role in the Sept. 11 attacks, was involved in the preparations to hit the World Trade Center. The witness, who goes by the alias Hamid Reza Zakeri, took the stand at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg and claimed that Mzoudi, was "responsible for part of the organization" of the suicide attacks that destroyed the twin towers in New York and damaged the Pentagon. Zakeri testified Mzoudi...
  • Zotanamogate

    12/04/2004 9:55:28 AM PST · by theblindhog · 107 replies · 2,656+ views
    While I was heartened to hear that USAF Senior Airman Ahmad Al Halabi, like Army Chaplain (Capt) James Yee before him, had been cleared of charges of espionage and treason, I am nevertheless still deeply disturbed by the lack of media attention given this case. Granted, the allegations made a huge splash when they first surfaced in the fall of 2003, fueled to a white hot frenzy by prosecutorial whisperings of possible death sentences. At that time, the government was happy to have us believe that the tentacled reach of Al Qaeda extended all the way to the ranks of...
  • Mosque's donation to charity prompts closing of account (CAIR seethes)

    03/11/2005 6:18:29 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 1,236+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | March 11, 2005 | AP
    PALOS HILLS, Ill. (AP) A local bank has closed a mosque's account after it donated money to an Islamic charity under federal investigation for allegedly helping terrorists. Family Bank and Trust Co. closed the account of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview after the mosque wrote two checks to the Islamic American Relief Agency, according to the mosque's imam, Sheikh Jamal Said. Mosque Foundation president Oussama Jamal said the mosque made its donations in August and September, before the federal government froze the charity's assets and raided its Missouri offices in October. The Treasury Department alleged Islamic American Relief was part...
  • NY Times CEO exiting, without explanation

    12/15/2011 11:48:27 PM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 12/16/2011 | Paul Thomasch and Jennifer Saba
    ...The Times Co gave no explanation for Robinson's sudden departure, which caught analysts as well as company insiders by surprise. Speculation among industry observers and the analyst community centered on the company's faltering stock price, which has declined more than 80 percent since Robinson was appointed CEO in December 2004....
  • Rezko gave Gutierrez a deal on town house (Gutierrez, IL Dem Rep)

    11/14/2010 8:06:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-8-10 | Natasha Korecki
    Congressman told FBI he asked for -- and got -- free home upgrades ### Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free upgrades on a riverfront town house after the congressman asked for them, Gutierrez told the FBI, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Gutierrez's comments to federal agents in a previously undisclosed 2008 interview contradict what the congressman told the Sun-Times in 2006 about the purchase. "I walked in with my wife -- as any other consumer could have -- and purchased the unit at the listed price, with no considerations," the Northwest Side congressman said then,...
  • Obama gets three-book deal worth $1.9 million (Cool move, avoiding senate ethics rules)

    12/17/2004 5:29:36 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 19 replies · 606+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | December 17, 2004 | AP
    Obama gets three-book deal worth $1.9 million December 17, 2004 — U.S. Sen.-elect Barack Obama, who saw a book he wrote a decade ago jump onto best seller lists after his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention this summer, has landed a three-book deal worth $1.9 million. Crown Publishing Group and Random House Children's Books, both divisions of Random House Inc., announced Friday that Obama will write two books for adults as well as a children's book he will work on with his wife, Michelle, and their two young daughters. "Writing is something that Senator Obama obviously enjoys as...
  • Voyager Makes an Interstellar Discovery

    12/23/2009 8:42:00 PM PST · by PeaceBeWithYou · 47 replies · 2,505+ views
    Science@NASA ^ | 12.23.2009 | Dr. Tony Phillips
    December 23, 2009: The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. In the Dec. 24th issue of Nature, a team of scientists reveal how NASA's Voyager spacecraft have solved the mystery. "Using data from Voyager, we have discovered a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system," explains lead author Merav Opher, a NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator from George Mason University. "This magnetic field holds the interstellar cloud together and solves the long-standing puzzle of how it can exist at all." The discovery has implications for the future when the solar system will...
  • Is the Associated Press a Fifth Column? (on the Haifa/AP Executions)

    12/26/2004 12:58:48 AM PST · by huac · 4 replies · 130+ views
    Roger Simon Blog ^ | 25Dec04 | Roger Simon
    "The interesting thing is the "Insurgents" depend on the AP et al to frame this fight in terms favorable to them. So far they have been quite successful. But if the media started to focus on the extreme brutality and actual policies (sadistic misogyny, totalitarianism, etc.) of the "Insurgents" instead of on the mistakes of the United States, than the entire playing field would shift."
  • ANOTHER ANNAN IN U.N. OIL SCANDAL

    08/14/2005 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 33 replies · 1,752+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug 14, 2005 | Anon
    August 14, 2005 -- LONDON — The $21.3 billion United Nations oil-for-food scandal has now widened to include the brother of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Kobina Annan, the Ghanaian ambassador to Morocco, is said by investigators to be "connected" to an African businessman at the center of the scandal. The probe into Kobina's dealings are at an early stage and he has not been interviewed. However, investigators are understood to suspect that Michael Wilson, an African businessman, and Kobina had a business relationship at the time of the scandal. A source close to the investigation said: "We believe Kobina Annan...
  • Breaking News: Security Investigation of Air France Jet at LAX Right Now

    12/03/2004 11:31:41 PM PST · by bd476 · 98 replies · 11,346+ views
    KABC Channel 7 News | December 3, 2004
    Local ABC television news reports that an Air France jet is being investigated "for security reasons" at LAX. Apparently they have isolated the jet.
  • Trio not guilty of helping 7/7 London bombers

    04/29/2009 4:22:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 508+ views
    GUARDIAN.co.uk ^ | April 28, 2009, 17:01 BST | Rachel Williams
    Note: Photo included. Trio not guilty of helping 7/7 London bombers Jury clears men of conspiring with four bombers over London 2005 explosions that killed 52 Rachel Williams guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 28 April 2009 17.01 BST Three British Muslims were today cleared of helping the 7 July bombers choose their targets by carrying out a reconnaissance mission in London seven months before the attacks that killed 52 people and injured almost 1,000. A jury at Kingston crown court unanimously found Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, all from Beeston, Leeds, not guilty of conspiring with the four...
  • 'My Motives Were Pure and Innocent' (Kerry "band of brothers" man pleads guilty to child porn)

    12/23/2008 8:15:36 PM PST · by tlb · 95 replies · 4,094+ views
    Best of the Web ^ | Dec. 23, 2008 | JAMES TARANTO
    Remember Wade Sanders? He was one of the "band of brothers"--Swift Boat veterans who supported John Kerry's presidential campaign and appeared onstage at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Sanders was one of Kerry's nastiest surrogates. In August 2004, he likened the president to a "trapped animal." In September, he compared Karl Rove and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth chief John O'Neill to Josef Goebbels. He repeatedly referred to the president and his men as "chicken hawks," an especially nasty term because it is slang for a child molester as well as a derisive term for a nonveteran who favors a...
  • Passport Investigation Scrutinizes Employee of Firm With a Tie to Obama

    03/22/2008 3:19:16 PM PDT · by charles m · 41 replies · 2,191+ views
    FOX News ^ | 3/22/08
    The State Department investigation into how and why the passport files of three presidential candidates were breached is scrutinizing an employee at a Virginia-based company, which is headed by an adviser to Barack Obama’s campaign. The Washington Times, which broke the news Thursday that Obama’s files were improperly accessed, reported Saturday that the State Department inspector general’s internal probe will include polygraph tests of supervisors to determine whether there was a political motive behind the breaches. The article said a focal point of the probe will be an employee who works for The Analysis Corporation and is still with the...
  • Pentagon Ousts Official Who Tied Russia, Iraq Arms

    12/30/2004 2:59:04 AM PST · by Woodworker · 65 replies · 1,688+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    A Pentagon official who publicly disclosed information showing Russian involvement in moving Iraqi weapons out of that country has been dismissed. John A. Shaw, the deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security and formerly an aide to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, was forced to leave his position Dec. 10 as the result of a "reorganization" that eliminated his job, defense officials said. In October, Mr. Shaw told The Washington Times that he had received foreign intelligence data showing that Russian special forces units were involved in an effort to remove Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction in the...
  • The real people behind people power (is Bush orchestrating the revolutions in former Soviet states?)

    04/05/2005 7:37:04 AM PDT · by dead · 14 replies · 828+ views
    The Guardian via SMH ^ | April 6, 2005 | John Laughland
    The US is turning on old friends in Europe, writes John Laughland. Before he denounced the "prevailing influence" of the US in the "anti-constitutional coup" that overthrew him, President Askar Akayev of Kyrgyzstan used an interesting phrase to attack those who were stirring up trouble in the drug-ridden Ferghana Valley. A criminal "third force", linked to the drug mafia, was struggling to gain power. Originally a label for covert operatives shoring up apartheid in South Africa before it was adopted by the US-backed "pro-democracy" movement in Iran in November 2001, the third force is also the title of a book...
  • The Fifth Column's Return to Iraq-Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of parliament

    08/30/2006 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,792+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 30, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden, and the Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of the Iraqi parliament to discuss “peace.” TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these sentiments. Somehow most of the media – occupied with interminable coverage of Hurricane...
  • Kofi gets a cuddle from his friends

    01/03/2005 9:56:09 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 525+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/04/05 | Wesley Pruden
    When the stink threatens to make even bureaucrats gag, somebody has to mop up some of the mess.     When a gaggle of special pleaders met the other night in New York to talk about the puddle in the parlor at the United Nations, it wasn't clear whether they were interested in shaping up the U.N. or merely saving the job of Kofi Annan, the bureaucrats' favorite bureaucrat. [snip]What frightened the coterie to action then, and no doubt Mr. Annan yesterday, is the growing sentiment in Congress to do something about corruption at the U.N., or else. [snip]     There was...
  • US Opens Winter Offensive in Afghanistan (Operation Lightening Freedom)

    12/11/2004 10:23:04 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 43 replies · 5,319+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/11/04
    18,000 Troop Push Aims to Convince Taliban to Accempt Amnesty About 18,000 American troops have started a winter long operation against the Taliban rebels in Afghanistan, vowing to eliminate insurgents who could threaten parliamentary elections in the spring.The US Military said Saturday that the new push, dubbed Operation Lightening Freedom, would convince insurgents to accept amnesty pushed by President Hamid Karzai and allow foreign troops to pull back.The operation was initated after Karzia's inaguaration Tuesday as the country's first democratically elected president. Maj Gen. Mark McCann gave no details of any significant moves against militant targets. 'It is basically designed...