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Keyword: 2005

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  • The White House Cabal (Major Barf Alert)

    10/25/2005 2:00:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 25, 2005 | LAWRENCE B. WILKERSON
    LAWRENCE B. WILKERSON served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002 to 2005. IN PRESIDENT BUSH'S first term, some of the most important decisions about U.S. national security ó including vital decisions about postwar Iraq ó were made by a secretive, little-known cabal. It was made up of a very small group of people led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. When I first discussed this group in a speech last week at the New American Foundation in Washington, my comments caused a significant stir because I had been chief...
  • An explosion on the Moon

    12/24/2005 8:11:55 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 132 replies · 3,858+ views
    NASA ^ | 12.23.2005
    December 23, 2005: NASA scientists have observed an explosion on the moon. The blast, equal in energy to about 70 kg of TNT, occurred near the edge of Mare Imbrium (the Sea of Rains) on Nov. 7, 2005, when a 12-centimeter-wide meteoroid slammed into the ground traveling 27 km/s. "What a surprise," says Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) researcher Rob Suggs, who recorded the impact's flash. He and colleague Wes Swift were testing a new telescope and video camera they assembled to monitor the moon for meteor strikes. On their first night out, "we caught one," says Suggs.
  • The Return of the Jolly Roger (Hillary's Private Intel Network)

    03/28/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/27/2015 | Richard Fernandez
    ...Hillaryís private email server acted as portal to a private intelligence network that included retired members of special operations, former CIA clandestine personnel and foreign informers. Acting in some indeterminate capacity over it was Sidney Blumenthal, former aide to president Bill Clinton and now apparently a retainer to the family dynasty. It was the compromise of Blumenthalís emails by the Romanian hacker Guccifer that in part led to journalists to discover Hillaryís private email account. Publicly available sources describe Guccifer as a taxi driver who penetrated the email accounts of the Bush family, Colin Powell and of course Sidney Blumenthal...
  • Former U.S. Marine Hekmati retried, convicted in Iran: report

    04/12/2014 12:16:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11th, 2014 10:01pm EDT | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - Iranian-American Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine whose previous death sentence in Iran on espionage charges was overturned, has been secretly retried, convicted of collaborating with the U.S. government and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the New York Times reported on Friday, quoting his lawyer. The newspaper quoted lawyer Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei as saying Hekmati, held since 2011, was not told by Iranian officials about the retrial, conviction or prison sentence. The Times quoted Tabatabaei as saying Hekmati was retried by a revolutionary court in December and convicted of "practical collaboration with the American government." :snip: The...
  • Why Israelis Chose Netanyahu; Not Just Nationalism

    03/19/2015 1:14:47 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    New York Times AP ^ | 03/19/2015 | AP
    But what Israelis see is a pre-1967 border that is basically just a cease-fire line from the 1948-49 war that established the country. Without the West Bank, Israel is only 10 miles (15 kilometers) wide at its narrowest point. The strategic highland looms over Israeli cities, visible on a clear day from the outskirts of Tel Aviv and surrounding Jerusalem on three sides. They fear that if their army clears out it will be replaced not by peaceful Palestinian moderates but more menacing forces like Hamas ó which took over the Gaza Strip soon after Israel handed it fully to...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Hillary and Humaís Egypt Emails

    03/04/2015 5:32:38 PM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    (Washington, DC) Ė Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department seeking any and all communications Ė including emails Ė from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chief of Staff Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00321)). This latest lawsuit will require the State Department to answer questions about and conduct thorough searches of Hillary Clintonís newly discovered hidden email accounts. Judicial Watch also has nearly...
  • US Blasts Iran for Nuclear Policies, Support of Terrorism

    08/25/2005 8:20:06 AM PDT · by humint · 2 replies · 595+ views
    VOA ^ | 24 August 2005 | By Marlene Smith
    Ambassador Greg Schulte:The U.S. ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency says there is plenty of evidence Iran is building a nuclear weapon. In an interview with VOA, Gregory Schulte said Iran is entitled to nuclear technology, but not for military purposes. Ambassador Schulte has been in Vienna only a few weeks but has already experienced a special IAEA board meeting and is preparing for the next U.N. report on Iran's nuclear program. IAEA experts now say investigations confirm Iran's story that traces of weapons grade uranium were imported on contaminated equipment from Pakistan and not domestically produced. So does...
  • VIDEO: Arrested in US Honduran converted to Islam (Miami Airport Terrorist Nutjob)

    03/06/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 16 replies
    El Heraldo.hn ^ | March 6, 2015
    Google Translation: Tegucigalpa, Honduras A Honduran converted to Islam was arrested Thursday at Miami International Airport, United States, where he threatened to explode a bomb. The woman, identified as Julissa Magdalena Iscoa Maradiaga, 33, could now face charges of terrorism. Maradiaga crashed his car in the airport infrastructure and immediately said to carry a bomb would explode. Military immediately proceeded to neutralize, pointing their guns directly to the humanity of the Honduran alleged. They also made use of specialized dogs to detect explosives. The police were trying to determine if low long dress women had explosive effect. In the video...
  • Regime of tyranny and torture back to haunt Uganda

    03/19/2005 10:43:59 AM PST · by propertius · 5 replies · 648+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19th March, 2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Suspected dissidents disappear after midnight visits to their homes; chilling screams can again be heard from Idi Amin's infamous torture chambers, reopened after a quarter of a century of disuse. From the few that escape come tales of punishment beatings and even mass executions. Welcome to President Yoweri Museveni's Uganda. One of Britain's favourite African states in recent years has, almost unnoticed in the West, become a sinister land where a corrupt regime uses its secret police to rule through fear. The reasons for this transition are not hard to fathom. Mr Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1986, when his...
  • Louisiana Officials in Flood-Money Scam

    09/06/2005 7:41:41 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 132 replies · 3,551+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 10:18 p.m. EDT
    Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 10:18 p.m. EDT Louisiana Officials in Flood-Money Scam Nine months before the Hurricane Katrina disaster, three Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness officials were indicted for obstructing an audit into flood prevention expenditures. In a November 2004 press release, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana announced: "A federal grand jury has returned two separate indictments charging three members of the State Military Department with offenses related to the obstruction of an audit of the use of federal funds for flood mitigation activities throughout Louisiana. "The two emergency management officials were...
  • C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons

    02/15/2015 8:31:30 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 49 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | FEB. 15, 2015 | By C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT
    he Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials. The extraordinary arms purchase plan, known as Operation Avarice, began in 2005 and continued into 2006, and the American military deemed it a nonproliferation success. It led to the United Statesí acquiring and destroying at least 400 Borak rockets...
  • The Cloud of Haditha Lifted(Statement of SSGT Wuterich Attorneys)

    01/26/2012 12:57:05 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Puckett & Puckett, PLLC ^ | 1-25-2012 | Haytham Faraj and Neal A. Puckett
    The Cloud of Haditha Lifted Haytham Faraj and Neal A. Puckett January 25, 2012 The last Marine charged in the deaths of 24 Iraqiís in Haditha on November 19, 2005, begins his new life today. SSgt Frank Wuterich has finally been exonerated of all murder and manslaughter charges after prosecutors failed to produce any credible evidence of those crimes. He took responsibility for his tactical decisions, all of which were based on his Marine Corps training. He told the court he is saddened by the outcome of combat action that morning but that he did the best he could under...
  • Islamic Stateís Plans/Justifications: ďDABIQĒ Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    Adinakutnicki.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, ¬ďYou must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.¬Ē Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallńĀhu ¬Ďalayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. ¬ďIf a man¬ís chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower¬Ē [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • Why Has It Been So Long Since a Major Hurricane Hit the US?

    09/13/2013 8:44:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    livescience.com ^ | September 12, 2013 05:05pm ET | Douglas Main, Staff Writer |
    But surprisingly, not a single major hurricane, defined as a Category 3 storm or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale ówith minimum wind gusts of at least 111 mph (178 km/h) ó has directly hit the United States in nearly eight years. That's twice as long as any major hurricane landfall "drought" since 1915, and by far the longest on record since data began being collected prior to 1900. As of today (Sept. 12), it's been 2,880 days since Hurricane Wilma, the last major hurricane to strike the United States, made landfall on Oct. 24, 2005. The reasons behind this drought...
  • IS chemical weapons expert killed in airstrike in Iraq: US

    01/30/2015 6:58:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    hindustantimes.com ^ | Jan 31, 2015 07:56 IST
    A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said on Friday. The air raid carried out last Saturday near Mosul took out Abu Malik, whose training "provided the terrorist group with expertise to pursue a chemical weapons capability," the military said in a statement. Malik had worked at a chemical weapons production plant under Saddam's regime and later forged an affiliation with al Qaeda in Iraq in 2005, before joining the extremist IS group, according to Central Command. "His death is expected...
  • Sailor shot at Submarine Facility

    03/24/2005 5:51:27 AM PST · by esryle · 47 replies · 2,148+ views
    (Groton-WTNH, Mar. 24, 2005 7:42 AM ) _ Groton police responded to a medical emergency call around 5:00 a.m. this morning for a gunshot wound at the Electric Boat facility in Groton. Police say that a 22-year-old sailor on duty aboard a submarine at Electric Boat has died from an apparent gunshot wound. Due to federal jurisdiction, the investigation has been taken over by the local office of the Naval Criminal Investigation Service. The name of the victim nor the circumstances of the shooting have not been released.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Huygens Lands on Titan [flashback]

    01/16/2015 5:24:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | January 16, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Delivered by Saturn-bound Cassini, ESA's Huygens probe touched down on the ringed planet's largest moon Titan, ten years ago on January 14, 2005. These panels show fisheye images made during its slow descent by parachute through Titan's dense atmosphere. Taken by the probe's descent imager/spectral radiometer instrument they range in altitude from 6 kilometers (upper left) to 0.2 kilometers (lower right) above the moon's surprisingly Earth-like surface of dark channels, floodplains, and bright ridges. But at temperatures near -290 degrees C, the liquids flowing across Titan's surface are methane and ethane, hydrocarbons rather than water. After making the most...
  • Fired CIA agent seeks FBI probe of WMD intelligence

    08/03/2005 9:41:19 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 81 replies · 1,845+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-1-05
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fired CIA agent, who a newspaper says told superiors in 2001 that Iraq had abandoned part of its nuclear program, is asking the FBI to investigate allegations that the spy agency dismissed him for refusing to falsify intelligence. A July 11 letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller from the former agent's attorney suggests CIA officials may be guilty of criminal violations involving intelligence he produced on weapons of mass destruction in 2000 that contradicted an official agency position. The former agent's attorney, Roy Krieger, said his client initially asked the CIA's inspector general to investigate charges...
  • Lichtblau of 'NYT' Explains Attempt to Halt His Bank Records Scoop

    06/23/2006 12:31:15 PM PDT · by oxcart · 52 replies · 1,420+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 06/23/2006 | By Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK Eric Lichtblau, one of two New York Times' reporters who broke today's story of a secret government monitoring of private banking records - which the Bush Administration sought to block - said the White House arguments to halt the story were not as strong as those that had kept a previous report on secret wiretapping out of the paper for a year. "They were similar in terms of the objections raised not to publish," Lichtblau told E&P today. "That the bad guys knew we were listening to them, but they don't know exactly how." But he said the...
  • Al Qaeda Operative Indicted

    03/21/2013 2:56:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | March 20, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Harun, described as ďa prototype al Qaeda operative,Ē was ďarrested by Italian authorities on board a refugee ship and was indicted by the United States in February 2012. Italy extradited him to the United States on Oct. 4, 2012,Ē the Hill reported. Harun could face life in prison if convicted."
  • L.A. police look for ex-cop suspected in shootings (3 dead, cops & Irvine couple targeted)

    02/07/2013 9:27:56 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 141 replies
    A former Los Angeles cop who had allegedly warned he would target law enforcement in retribution for being fired is now suspected of shooting three officers early Thursday, killing one, The shootings -- which come a day after Irvine, California, police named Christopher Jordan Dorner as the suspect in a double slaying there Sunday be on the lookout for the onetime officer and Navy lieutenant. The manhunt stretched from Los Angeles to San Diego He worked for the LAPD from 2005 until 2008. Multiple law enforcement agencies linked Dorner, 33, to the shooting of two Riverside police officers in...
  • Five years on, Saddam's successor resurfaces (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    06/18/2008 2:33:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 204+ views
    alJazeera Magazine ^ | 6/17/08 | Nicola Nasser
    Izzat Ibrahim Addouri has resurfaced despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. By Nicola Nasser Addouri Outlines Anti-U.S. Strategy For the first time since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in April 2003, the deputy of Saddam Hussein, the late President of Iraq, Izzat Ibrahim Addouri has resurfaced, despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, in a lengthy interview with Abdel-Azim Manaf, the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Mawqif Al-Arabi, not a mainstream, on May 26 to lay out the strategy and tactics of the Iraqi resistance led by the former ruling party, Al-Baath. Addouri's resurface and...
  • Iraqi scientist urges nuclear caution

    10/27/2005 11:17:43 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 5 replies · 446+ views
    Oak Ridger ^ | 10-27-05 | John Huotari
    The sign out front said "Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Mastermind." Inside, Mahdi Obeidi, former head of Iraq's centrifuge program for uranium enrichment, told more than 200 people, including Department of Energy employees, that he wants to help stop one of humanity's greatest nightmares - global weapons of mass destruction. "We cannot afford one mistake," Obeidi said. "Everybody should be concerned." Obeidi, who emigrated to the United States in 2003, spoke on Wednesday morning at the Pollard Auditorium at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. His visit was sponsored by the Oak Ridge Office of Counterintelligence and funded by the U.S. State Department, according...
  • Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go

    06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman
    The FBI ďmost wantedĒ mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement....
  • Glitch blamed for out-of-control jet

    09/16/2005 11:39:52 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 54 replies · 1,557+ views
    The Courier-Mail (Australia) ^ | 17sep05 | Steve Creedy
    PILOTS on a Boeing 777 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur battled to gain control of the plane last month after an unknown computer error caused the aircraft to pitch violently and brought it close to stalling. A flight attendant dropped a tray of drinks and another began praying as the Malaysian Airlines pilots fought to counter false information being fed into the aircraft's autopilot system and primary flight display. The glitch prompted plane manufacturer Boeing to issue a global notice to all 777 operators alerting them to the problem. Flight MH124 was about an hour out of Perth when...
  • Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg Arrested by Terror Police

    02/26/2014 4:09:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 25 February 2014 Last updated at 12:48 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people who have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police have said. Mr Begg, 45, who was held by the US authorities for almost three years, was arrested earlier with two other men and a woman in the West Midlands. He was detained on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas." SNIPPET: "Mr Begg was arrested in Hall Green in Birmingham. The other people arrested - a 36-year-old man from Shirley, a 44-year-old woman and her son, 20, both from Sparkhill - are being...
  • Obama 2005 : Nuclear Option Not What Founders Had In Mind, Will Poison Washington.

    So in 2005 it was bad when GWB was in power but in 2013, its good because he is Pres. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6aqw_SfU0&feature=youtu.be
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Why a spy was killed (The Mogilevich-Litvinenko Link)

    01/30/2008 2:12:44 PM PST · by Ivan the Terrible · 4 replies · 243+ views
    Guardian ^ | January 26, 2008 | Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
    ...Litvinenko "was giving Scaramella lots of information about Russian and criminal infiltrations in Italy, but most of it was very difficult to verify and crosscheck. It was a little bit out on a limb." In the old days, Litvinenko had been familiar with criminal clans in Russia, now he was making risky approaches to the Italian mafia. Scaramella believed if they could get inside this network, they would be able to leverage much more damaging intelligence about Italian politicians. They spread their net wider. The Litvinenko dossier lists a dizzying roll call of names investigated by the pair, among them...
  • N.J. jury convicts animal rights activists

    03/02/2006 1:48:47 PM PST · by LouAvul · 11 replies · 630+ views
    ap via modbee ^ | 3-2-06 | jeff gold
    An animal rights group and six members were convicted Thursday of inciting violence against a company that tests drugs and household products on animals. The group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, maintained its actions were protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. The government charged that SHAC waged a five-year campaign of threats, harassment and vandalism against Huntingdon Life Sciences and posted information on the SHAC Web site about the lab's employees and those who do business with Huntingdon. Many of those targeted saw their homes vandalized, and they and their families received threatening e-mails, faxes and phone...
  • Justice Dept. cracks down on leaks (selectively ?)

    05/25/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 602+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-25-10 | Josh Gerstein
    The Obama administrationís crackdown on leaks to the press has snared a high-profile conviction of an FBI linguist, who was sentenced to 20 months in prison Monday after pleading guilty to giving classified information to a blogger. The sentence for Shamai Leibowitz is likely to become the longest ever served by a government employee accused of passing national security secrets to a member of the media. His case represents only the third known conviction in U.S. history for a government official or contractor providing classified information to the press. And it reflects a surprising development: President Barack Obamaís Justice Department...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House ďnearly every day,Ē the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • The Naysayer

    11/21/2005 2:15:32 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 393+ views
    WeeklyStandard.com ^ | November 21, 2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    N THE AFTERMATH of September 11, more than several former national security and intelligence officials fashioned new careers as critics of the Bush administration's war on terror. Among the more prominent of these former officials is Daniel Benjamin, who worked for the National Security Council from 1994 to 1999. Benjamin's criticism flows from his belief that prior to the war in Iraq, as he wrote in Time magazine earlier this year, "there was no pre-existing relationship between Baghdad and al-Qaeda." Still worse, the invasion of Iraq has made us "less safe" and "above all, the invasion and occupation of Iraq--have...
  • Inside the Beltway: Bill and the hoodie (Slick Willie calls Jen Flowers again)

    11/29/2012 1:46:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/28/2012 | Jennifer Harper
    Two decades have passed since nightclub entertainer and blond bombshell Gennifer Flowers stepped before cameras and announced she had a 12-year affair with then-Gov. Bill Clinton, joining a roster of attractive women who reported similar dalliances, wanted and unwanted. Miss Flowers has stepped forward once again to reveal that in 2005, Mr. Clinton offered to come visit her once again. ďI picked up the telephone, and it was him. I said, ĎNo, you canít come over here. No way.í I said ĎNo, you canít come to my house.í He said, ĎIíll put on a hoodie and jog up there.í He...
  • Pentagon Aide's Invitations Contradicted U.S. Policy by Steven Emerson

    02/06/2008 7:18:57 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 7 replies · 102+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 6, 2008 | Steven Emerson
    Published: February 6, 2008 Pentagon Aide's Invitations Contradicted U.S. PolicySteven EmersonAt the urging of a subordinate, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England scheduled at least two meetings with foreign emissaries in direct contradiction of U.S. policy at the time. The meetings date back to 2005. They involved a Lebanese ambassador considered a proxy for the Syrian government and a leading member of Syria's Muslim Brotherhood.U.S. policy at the time was not to engage in talks with either man, because they represent groups with whom the United States was not to communicate. The meetings were organized by England's special assistant for...
  • Ex-Rezko partner bankrupt

    02/16/2009 10:09:35 AM PST · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 733+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-16-09 | Tim Novak
    Tony Rezko's former development partner is broke. ### Dan Mahru -- a lawyer who became an ice peddler and real estate developer -- has filed for bankruptcy, declaring that he and his business partners, including Rezko, owe as much as $95 million to creditors. Mahru estimates his personal debts could be as high as $50 million. Mahru and Rezko split a few years ago. But they're still fighting dozens of lawsuits filed over housing developments they built. "I couldn't handle all the multitude of lawsuits involving Mr. Rezko,'' Mahru says. Mahru lists $48,970.61 in assets in the bankruptcy case he...
  • FBI looks for man who held Clinton, Boxer fundraisers

    03/03/2007 2:00:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies · 2,664+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 3, 2007 | ROBIN FIELDS AND CHUCK NEUBAUER
    WASHINGTON // A Pakistani immigrant who hosted fundraisers for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is being sought by the FBI on allegations that he funneled illegal contributions to Clinton's political action committee and to Sen. Barbara Boxer's 2004 re-election campaign. Authorities say Northridge, Calif., businessman Abdul Rehman Jinnah, 56, fled the country shortly after being indicted on charges of engineering more than $50,000 in illegal donations to the Democratic committees. A business associate charged as Jinnah's co-conspirator has entered a guilty plea and is scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles next week. ...The case has transformed Jinnah from a political...
  • The Lion Prowls in Afghanistan

    10/04/2006 6:10:55 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 23 replies · 773+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 10/04/06 | Slater Bakhtavar
    ďWhat I want to say is that he was never an extremist, neither in his private nor political life. He believed that a modern moderate Islam could work in Afghanistan. He said that the extreme left or right failed in Afghanistan, since both had neglected the needs of the people. Therefore, we could not govern Afghanistan like any traditional Muslim country.Ē -Ahmad Wali Massoud regarding Ahmed Massoud Shah of the Northern Alliance. In 1996, funded financially and backed morally by their allies in Pakistan, the Taliban (ĒStudents of Islamic Knowledge MovementĒ) emerged as the prominent force in Afghanistan after the...
  • Conflicting perceptions of estranged allies

    10/20/2011 1:07:45 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    Pakistan Observer ^ | October 20th 2011 | Asif Haroon Raja
    Till 2004, Pakistan was a peaceful country and suicide bombing was unheard of. The figure of terrorism-afflicted casualties began to rise from 2005 onwards and by 2007 the number rose to 3599 killed. The death toll has now jumped to 35000. While the total fatalities of ISAF in Afghanistan from 2001 till 30 September were 2670, which includes 1800 US soldiers, Pak Army alone has suffered 3500 deaths and injuries to 10,000 soldiers. Wear and tear of weapons, tanks, APCs, helicopters, guns and vehicles is substantial. Given the acute resource constraints, it is very difficult for Pak Army to replace...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-30-12 (Pitt remembers: "Cindy Sheehan was the first #Occupier.")

    01/30/2012 11:20:11 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 22 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 30, 2012 | William Rivers Pitt, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Ah, the Summer of '05! William Rivers Pitt was the Pied Piper of DUmmieland, prolix prog blogger supreme, leading an army of psychophants enthralled with the Pitt and the Ponderous. True, a chink had emerged in his armor through the Andyscam scandal, but Pied Piper Pitt had recovered nicely and was back to leading the anti-Bush hatefest at the DUmp. Yes, it was a young, vigorous, 33-year-old William Rivers Pitt back then, a rising star in the ranks of the barking moonbats. And William had his eye set on higher things still: talking headness, punditry, a paid position on...
  • UN opens new camp in Ethiopia for Sudanese refugees

    10/08/2011 9:02:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Wire Update ^ | Saturday, October 8th, 2011 | BNO News
    A new camp has been opened in western Ethiopia as deadly fighting continues to displace tens of thousands of people in Sudan's Blue Nile, which lies on the border with the newly-independent nation of South Sudan, the United Nations said on Saturday. The new camp is located in the town of Tongo, from the border areas of Kurmuk, Bamza and Almahal. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Adrian Edwards said 533 refugees have already been moved to the new camp. The camp has a capacity for 3,000 people and has the possibility of being expanded if necessary. Over...
  • Sudanís Recurring Nightmare

    11/17/2011 5:00:55 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-15-11 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Sudan is a kind of diabolical Groundhog Day. In the film by that name, Phil Connors (Bill Murray) re-lives the same day over and over again until he learns the lessons needed to change his life and save the lives of others. In Sudan today, people of the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State are re-living the horrific nightmare from which they thought they had finally awakened after the signing of Sudanís 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. But in this case, it is the United States government that has failed to learn the lessons needed to change conditions and save the...
  • Biowarfare : Another "Sverdlosk Incident" in Russia ?

    08/25/2005 9:28:24 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 22 replies · 2,762+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 08/25/05 | vanity
    Biowarfare : Another ďSverdlosk IncidentĒ in Russia ? Iíve been looking at two recent (and ongoing) outbreaks of Tularemia in Russia: (Source: ProMed : Archives # 20050824.2503; # 20050822.2467; # 20050718.2066 ) 1. 96 people Ė66 from Dzerzhinsk region; 30 from Nizhniy Novogorod. 2. 56 people Ė all from the Ryazan area , which borders on Nizhniy Novogorod and Vladimir. What makes it notable is that Tularemia is a fairly rare disease: the Ryazan area had only 4 known cases in 2004. (No historic stats were furnished on the Nizhniy Novgoros area or Dzerzhinsk , but the number of cases...
  • WHY ARE IRANIAN CHILDREN VACCINATED AGAINST SMALLPOX?

    07/02/2005 3:12:27 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 25 replies · 1,844+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 27 June 05 | Neal Boortz
    Smallpox is an acute, highly contagious and often fatal disease caused by the variola virus. The virus is so dangerous and potentially deadly that one confirmed case of smallpox is considered to be a public health emergency. Oh .. and there is no proven treatment for the disease once a person falls ill. You just administer fluids and antibiotics to handle any secondary infections, and hope that the patent is one of the 70%. The other 30% will die. In case you don't already know, Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide. The eradication is so complete that we don't even vaccinate...
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iranís key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. ďThis network...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulls out of greenhouse gas effort

    05/26/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/27/11
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Thursday that he would pull out of a regional climate pact by the end of the year, delivering a political setback to the fledging effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. In a news conference, Christie said the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a 2005 accord in which 10 states agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants 10 percent by 2018, would not be able to meet its goals. The program requires plants in the region that burn fossil fuels to buy pollution allowances for the carbon they...
  • Raid that got bin Laden was culmination of years of work, sr. admin officials say

    05/01/2011 11:30:46 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 33 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 05/02/11 | Philip Klein
    Apparently, the key to the whole operation was finding and tracking Bin Ladenís most trusted courier, a process that took years ó and involved info given by Guantanamo detainees: Sunday afternoonís raid by U.S. forces that killed Osama bin Laden was the ďculmination of years of careful and highly advanced intelligence work,Ē senior administration officials said in a conference call, describing the genesis of an operation that sounded like it was right out of a ďMission ImpossibleĒ movie. Some time after Sept. 11, detainees held by the U.S. told interrogators about a man believed to work as a courier for...
  • Extradited Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Masterminding First-Ever Hack....

    09/28/2010 12:39:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    Newark.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Extradited Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Masterminding First-Ever Hack Into Internet Phone Networks Defendant Also Ordered to Pay Over $1 Million in Restitution NEWARK, NJóThe first individual ever charged with hacking into the networks of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and reselling hacked VoIP services for a profit was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Edwin Andres Pena, 27, transmitted over 10 million minutes of unauthorized telephone calls over the victims' networks. Pena, a Venezuelan citizen, fled the United States...
  • Converting our citizens against the non-believers

    03/10/2011 7:23:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | 10 Mar 2011 | Melvin Bledsoe
    ďThe Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Communityís ResponseĒ Committee on Homeland Security - US House of Representatives March 10, 2011 Thank you very much for allowing me to come here and tell the country what happened to my son. This hearing today is extremely important to begin the discussion about the issue of Islamic radicalization in America and my hope is that this Committee can somehow address this issue in a meaningful, productive way. First, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Private William Long, and to the wounded soldier,...
  • Judge bows out of Tom DeLay associates' trial (Reason for removing self remains secret)

    03/19/2011 9:43:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Statesman ^ | 3/10/11 | Laylan Copelin
    Judge bows out of DeLay associates' trialReason for removing self remains secret; trial set for April is likely to be postponed. By Laylan Copelin AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Updated: 10:26 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2011 The judge who sentenced former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to three years in prison removed himself Thursday from the upcoming trial of two DeLay associates, John Colyandro of Austin and James Ellis of Washington. A few hours later, Senior District Judge Pat Priest denied DeLay's motion for a new trial, kicking off DeLay's appeal of his felony conviction. In those two separate actions, Priest apparently...