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  • CA: Former congressman's wife says she was deceived about bribery - Duke Cunningham

    08/18/2006 3:54:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 550+ views
    The wife of disgraced former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham felt deceived about the extent of her now-estranged husband's corruption, she said in her first public interview since the scandal broke last year. Nancy Cunningham told The New Republic magazine that she didn't question junkets paid by defense contractors because other senior congressional figures, including Speaker Dennis Hastert, joined in. "How can it be illegal or unethical if the most important man in Congress is doing it?" she asked interviewer Kitty Kelley, the celebrity biographer. Duke Cunningham, who held seats on powerful House intelligence and appropriations committees, resigned from Congress last...
  • Taliban Hang Afghan Tribal Chief

    07/16/2005 4:50:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies · 878+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2005
    Taliban hang Afghan tribal chief Sat Jul 16, 2005 Taliban guerrillas hanged a pro-government tribal chief in the troubled southern Afghan province of Zabul, accusing him of being an American spy, officials said on Saturday. Malik Agha's killing was the fifth in the past six weeks and came as violence mounts in the run up to the Sept. 18 parliamentary elections that the Taliban have vowed to disrupt. Agha was kidnapped on Friday by Taliban remnants as he came out of a mosque in Atghar district of Zabul and was hanged in a tree, district chief Gul Habib said. Agha...
  • Russia Rejects Bullying Accusation by U.S.

    07/15/2005 2:46:47 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 6 replies · 281+ views
    AP ^ | July 15, 2005
    MOSCOW - Russia on Friday rejected accusations by the top U.S. military officer that it, along with China, was trying to bully smaller Central Asian nations out of hosting U.S. troops fighting terrorism. "We have been bewildered by the comments" of Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Foreign Ministry statement said. "As is well-known, all decisions made within the framework of the SCO are consensus-based and reflect the collective opinion of all the member-countries," the ministry said. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional alliance led by China and Russia, last week called on the...
  • 9-12-05, Justice Dept on Aragoncillo: "FBI Intelligence Analyst Arrested"

    10/05/2005 4:31:57 PM PDT · by george wythe · 25 replies · 676+ views
    FBI Intelligence Analyst Arrested, Accused of Passing Classified Information; Former Philippines National Police Official Also Charged NEWARK - An FBI intelligence analyst at Fort Monmouth and a former official with the Philippines National Police were arrested Saturday morning, charged in a federal criminal complaint with acting as unregistered agents of a foreign official and passing classified information to that official and others in the Republic of the Philippines, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie and FBI Special Agent in Charge Leslie Wiser, Jr. announced.Leandro Aragoncillo, 46, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested by Special Agents of the FBI at his home...
  • U.S. deports Saudi director of Virginia Muslim charity

    12/13/2005 5:33:56 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 613+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2005 | Jerry Seper
    A Saudi national who served as director of the Virginia office of the Muslim World League (MWL) has been deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on immigration charges. ICE spokesman Dean Boyd said Abdullah Alnoshan, 44, of Falls Church, was returned to Saudi Arabia over the weekend. He was arrested in July by ICE and FBI agents assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. A criminal complaint charged Alnoshan with conspiring to commit immigration fraud by using fake employment documents to enter, exit and live in the United States. Alnoshan also was accused of seeking to deter...
  • What President Bush Has Not Told Us About Iraq - (successes the liberal media won't tell you!)

    07/05/2005 5:50:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 1,149+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JULY 5, 2005 | SCOTT GRAY
    Kofi Annan had what perhaps was the quote of the week recently. In an editorial displayed in The Washington Post, Annan said of Iraq: “In a media-hungry age, visibility is often regarded as proof of success, but this does not necessarily hold true in Iraq.” Most of Iraq’s successes have been away from the camera. They have been too far away for most Americans to see. President Bush has stated that “successes” abound in Iraq, but he has failed to elaborate. Therefore, I followed Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s advice and searched for the real facts about Iraq. We do see...
  • FBI monitors Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat at Masjid Al-Falah Queens New York

    09/15/2009 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 695+ views
    Bill Warner - blog ^ | July 11, 2009 | Posted by Bill Warner
    SNIPPET: "The Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) name has come up before in connection with terrorism plots, including the October 2002 Portland Seven and the September 2002 Lackawanna Six cases in the United States, as well as the August 2006 plot to bomb airliners en route from London to the United States, the July 7, 2005, London Underground bombings and the July 2007 attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland. Over the past several years we also have received several queries about TJ from U.S. law enforcement officials who are concerned about the group’s presence and activities in the United States. U.S....
  • 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...
  • Denmark - TATP explosives seized from accused terrorists

    09/11/2006 10:51:39 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 915+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | September 11, 2006
    The explosive seized among terrorists supposed in Denmark was TATP COPENHAGEN - the substance, seized at one of the terrorists supposed stopped in Denmark last week, is TATP (triacetone triperoxyde), a chemical explosive snuffed by the islamist ones and used in particular at the time of the attacks of London, according to a Danish newspaper The bottle seized on September 5 in the residence of one of the supposed terrorists, at the time of a haul of the police force with Odense, contains "a clear liquid including/understanding a synthetic mixture for the manufacture of the TATP and of the...
  • US officials take three into custody in terror plot scare

    08/19/2005 6:14:19 AM PDT · by bloggodocio · 3 replies · 297+ views
    State and federal authorities have three men in custody here in what investigators describe as a possible terrorist plot by an obscure Islamic group in California state prisons. FBI officials, who are overseeing the investigation, say they are not convinced that the three men posed a serious threat of violence on their own. But the bureau is continuing to investigate the possibility that they were part of a larger group planning to attack National Guard installations, synagogues and other locations in Southern California. The latest suspect to be arrested is Hamad Riaz Samana, 21, a Pakistani citizen who was taken...
  • NBC4 Investigation: Possible Terror Evidence In Robbery Probe?

    07/15/2005 12:37:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 179 replies · 3,555+ views
    NBC4 ^ | Friday, July 15, 2005 | ANA GARCIA (REPORTER)
    During the raid to arrest two robbery suspects at a local apartment, police said officers uncovered details of a possible terrorist cell, with alleged plans for an attack in the Southland. Images In an exclusive investigation, Channel 4 News has learned more about the two suspects under investigation by the FBI's counter terrorism task force and an alleged plot that targeted several prominent locations in the Los Angeles area.ANA GARCIA (REPORTER): Is it possible that an Islamic Prison Gang with possible links to Middle Eastern operatives were planning to blow up these targets? El Al Airlines at LAXIsraeli Consulate On...
  • California: Muslim gets 70 months for plot to attack U.S. synagogues and kill Jews

    08/19/2009 3:36:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 943+ views
    SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for his role in a domestic terrorism plot to wage war on the United States by attacking Jewish synagogues and military bases. Hammad Riaz Samana is the fourth member of Jami'yyat Ul-Islam Is-Shaheeh, or JIS, a prison-founded group that wanted to make a political statement that also had plans to attack the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles and El Al Israel Airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport. Samana was 21 when he was charged in the case in July 2005, along with the cell's mastermind, Kevin...
  • LRA victim: 'I cannot forget and forgive' (Uganda terrorism)

    06/29/2006 10:51:22 AM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 16 replies · 594+ views
    Following recent comments from Lord's Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony in which he denied committing atrocities, Ugandan Ochola John, 25, responds by telling his story. He was abducted by rebels from his village, Namkora in northern Uganda, which was attacked in February 2002. During the attack 50 people were axed to death and he was one of 35 abductees. Ochola John was deformed by rebels from Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army I wish I could be born again. It hurts me to see my reflection because of the way I now look. The memories of it all are so...
  • 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...
  • Ressam gets 22 years for millennium bomb plot

    12/03/2008 3:16:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 504+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 3, 2008 | Mike Carter
    Ahmed Ressam was resentenced this morning to 22 years in federal prison for conspiring to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport despite telling a judge that he recanted everything he has told the federal government about terrorist activities. Federal prosecutors had urged U.S. District Judge John Coughenour to send Ressam to prison for life — a sentence Ressam said he would accept now that he had cleared his conscience about his cooperation, which ended in 2003. Prosecutors pointed out that Ressam's defiance has cost two high-profile terrorism prosecutions so far, and that Ressam has actively tried to help the cases...
  • 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...
  • Will Radical Cleric Be Allowed into UK under new anti-terror regime? Daily Telegraph asks

    07/19/2005 1:58:02 PM PDT · by quesney · 2 replies · 187+ views
    Will it be the same ol', same ol' in the UK....? Extremist cleric puts terror laws to the test By Philip Johnston, George Jones and John Steele (Filed: 19/07/2005) A planned visit to Britain next month by a Muslim cleric who has praised suicide bombings against Israel will become the first test of the Government's promised clampdown on extremist preachers after the London terrorist attackss. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, 79, who is due to speak at a conference in Manchester, is banned from visiting America because of his links with the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood. But although Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, has...
  • Reprimand of Guantanamo Chief Urged, Nixed

    07/12/2005 7:24:23 PM PDT · by bayourod · 8 replies · 181+ views
    record-journal ^ | 7-12-05 | LOLITA BALDOR and JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    WASHINGTON - A military investigation into FBI reports of prisoner abuse at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, recommended that the base's former commander be reprimanded, but a top general rejected the recommendation, according to a congressional aide familiar with the inquiry's findings. In the latest examination of a facility that has become a battleground over the U.S. treatment of detainees from the war against terrorism, the aide said investigators recommended that Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller be reprimanded for failing to oversee the interrogation of a high-value detainee, which was found to have been abusive. But Gen....
  • Radical cleric released on bail as retrial proceeds

    11/25/2010 8:11:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/25/2010
    A radical Islamic cleric facing a life sentence on charges of aiding an al Qaeda affiliate has been released on bail while his retrial continues, Lebanon's state news agency reported. A military court convicted Omar Bakri Mohammed in absentia two weeks ago of charges including membership in an armed group, possession of weapons and explosives, and committing crimes against the state, Lebanon's National News Agency (NNA) reported at the time. Bakri was arrested after a shootout two days later. Bakri is having a retrial because he was convicted the first time in absentia. At the start of the retrial Wednesday,...
  • New U.N. Scheme: Alliance of Civilizations (Rosett)

    11/22/2005 8:18:40 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies · 785+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2005 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — After the epic disaster of , one might imagine the United Nations would tread carefully before launching any new and controversial efforts. Hardly.Still reeling from scandals on many fronts, the U.N. has launched another questionable initiative, called the , which is due to hold its first meeting this weekend in Spain. The program has been widely touted by U.N. Secretary-General as a bridge across cultural and religious divides, but it involves a daisy-chain of dubious associations that casts serious doubt both on the project itself and on the U.N.’s ability to cut loose from the scandals of the past...