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  • Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks

    04/19/2018 12:09:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday. “Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,” the top official said, but did not provide further details. Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 hijackers. He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian...
  • Sources: President Trump poised to pardon Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff

    04/12/2018 6:37:00 PM PDT · by ethom · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 12, 2018, 9:12 PM ET | y JONATHAN KARL, KATHERINE FAULDERS JOHN SANTUCCI
    President Donald Trump is poised to pardon Scooter J. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, according to sources familiar with the president’s thinking. The president has already signed off on the pardon, which is something he has been considering for several months, sources told ABC News. The move would mark another controversial pardon for Trump and could raise questions as an increasing number of the president’s political allies have landed themselves in legal jeopardy. The White House has repeatedly said that no pardons are currently on the table for people caught up in the Russia...
  • SEC Taps Goldman Executive for Enforcement Role

    10/21/2009 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Leisler · 18 replies · 1,209+ views
    WSJ( Americas Paper of Record ) ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2009 | By SARAH N. LYNCH
    WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission tapped Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Adam Storch on Friday to serve as the agency's first-ever chief operating officer of the enforcement division. The new hire represents the latest personnel change at the SEC in its effort to improve its operations following its failure to detect Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme. Enforcement Division Director Robert Khuzami created Mr. Storch's position of managing executive as part of the major re-structuring effort he announced earlier this year. Mr. Storch will oversee division operations that include budget, information technology and administrative services. He will also supervise...
  • Tim Kaine: ISIS candidate, one heart beat from Oval Office

    07/28/2016 8:58:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/28/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Why was there not a single mention of ISIS during the first 2 nights of the Democrat Convention that will name Tim Kaine, a Senator from Virginia, as their Vice Presidential candidate? Consider who Kaine is and you will understand this glaring omission. Just weeks after the September 11, 2001 sneak attack by Muslim terrorists that killed 3000 Americans, Kaine stood on a stage with Jamal Barzinji, a man named by Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch as a “founding father of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.” Between 2003 and 2005 Barzinji’s organization directly donated $43,050 to Kaines campaign for governor of Virginia....
  • What the New York Times UFO Report Actually Reveals

    12/27/2017 8:19:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    nymag.com ^ | December 26, 2017 9:26 pm | Jeff Wise
    The main source in the Times article was a former Pentagon employee named Luis Elizondo, who ran a small program called Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification from 2007 until.... 2012.... Elizondo’s account was vouched for by the man who’d arranged for its funding, former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, as well as by the billionaire donor who won the contract to manage the program, Robert Bigelow. ... “The program produced documents that describe sightings of aircraft that seemed to move at very high velocities with no visible signs of propulsion, or that hovered with no apparent means of lift,” ... “The...
  • Attorney general probes nonprofit associated with NXIVM

    03/28/2018 9:41:35 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    The state attorney general's office is investigating a nonprofit foundation associated with the NXIVM corporation that allegedly sponsored brain-activity and other human behavioral studies without any apparent oversight, according to court records. The nonprofit Ethical Science Foundation was formed in 2007 by Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Co. business empire who has described herself as the operations director of NXIVM. Bronfman, who owns a horse farm in Delanson, is listed in public records as the trustee and donor of the Ethical Science Foundation. At the request of the attorney general's office, a state Supreme Court justice recently...
  • The Secret Animal Rights Agenda Of America’s Next Regulatory Czar [No more fishin' and huntin']

    01/16/2009 9:45:12 AM PST · by upchuck · 27 replies · 1,079+ views
    Consumer Freedom ^ | Jan 15, 2009
    Barack Obama’s pick for “regulatory czar,” Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein, may be the incoming president’s most popular appointment so far. Judging from his resume -- best-selling author, “pre-eminent legal scholar of our time,” and an endorsement from The Wall Street Journal -- we can almost understand why. Almost. Because as we’re telling the media today, there’s one troubling portion of the new Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator’s C.V. that has seems to have flown under everyone’s radar: Cass Sunstein is a radical animal rights activist. Don’t believe us? Sunstein has made no secret of his...
  • Obama 'Regulatory Czar' has Secret Animal-Rights Agenda, Says Consumer Group

    01/15/2009 5:47:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies · 1,735+ views
    PR Web ^ | 1/15/2009
    Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 15, 2009 -- The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said today that Cass Sunstein, the Harvard University Law School professor tapped by President-elect Obama to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has a secret aim to push a radical animal-rights agenda in the White House. Sunstein supports outlawing sport hunting, giving animals the legal right to file lawsuits, and using government regulations to phase out meat consumption. In a 2007 speech at Harvard University, Sunstein argued in favor of entirely "eliminating current practices such as … meat eating." He also proposed: "We ought...
  • Are you allowed guns in Russia?

    02/17/2018 8:52:12 PM PST · by hapnHal · 40 replies
    16 Feb 18 | hapnHal
    Are you allowed guns in Russia? Found this information. Individuals are not allowed to carry guns acquired for self-defense; a license only serves as a carrying permit for hunting and sport firearms when these guns need to be transported. Russian citizens may not own guns that shoot in bursts or have magazines with more than a ten-cartridge capacity.
  • As FBI Director Mueller Helped Cover Up Fla. 9/11 Probe, Court Docs Show

    01/23/2018 12:04:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2018
    Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress. Under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI tried to discredit the...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • Where are the Three Stooges who wrote the 2007 NIE on Iran?

    10/08/2009 7:34:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 541+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2009 | Ed Lasky
    Back in 2007, the National Intelligence Estimate was released which all but absolved Iran of suspicions that it was on course to develop nuclear weapons. Rich Lowry writes In November 2007, US intelligence agencies wrote a National Intelligence Estimate concluding, "We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program." . . The 2007 NIE had a very circumscribed definition of a weapons program, but it included "covert conversion-related and uranium enrichment-related work." Exactly what Qom is for. What do the Iranians have to do to convince US intelligence they have a weapons program? The...
  • Intelligence Fiasco Footnote: The authors of the 2007 Iran NIE have some explaining to do.

    10/08/2009 6:38:06 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 3 replies · 382+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-8-2009 | WSJ Opinion
    When it comes to politicized intelligence in the Bush years, the critics may finally have a point. Perhaps the work of America’s intelligence agencies was manipulated to suit the convenience of a small group of willful officials, intent on getting their way against the better judgment of their colleagues. Except the intelligence was about Iran, not Iraq, and the manipulators weren’t conniving neocons but rather the Administration’s internal critics on the left.”
  • Who Leaked to Iran?

    10/20/2009 9:08:06 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 1,271+ views
    NewsMax ^ | October 20, 2009 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    For three long years, the United States, Britain, and France kept the secret while their intelligence services shared information they had been gathering on what appeared to be a top secret underground nuclear weapons plant near Qom. At the very last minute, just four days before the allies planned to shock the world by revealing detailed information on the secret nuclear plant, the Iranian government sent a tersely worded letter acknowledging the existence of the site to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and pledged to open it for future inspections. “Someone leaked,” says Danielle Pletka, vice president of the...
  • Iran’s Nuclear Project (Michael Rubin)

    11/08/2011 1:47:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    -Excerpt- The IAEA’s findings are not only an indictment of Iran, however. They also reveal the fundamental corruption of Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian diplomat who was the IAEA’s director general from December 1997 to November 2009. While his job was to administer a technocratic agency, ElBaradei repeatedly intervened to distort the inspectors’ findings. Rather than confront the Islamic Republic on its cheating, he coached Iranian officials on their public diplomacy. He also repeatedly ignored mounting evidence of secret Iranian facilities until these were publicly exposed by other means. -excerpt- The IAEA report should also embarrass Thomas Fingar, Vann H. Van...
  • Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

    06/11/2013 11:02:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    For years Americans' right to privacy, as granted by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, has come under threat as the country's surveillance systems have grown. After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.
  • Pew Survey Finds Most Knowledgeable Americans Watch 'Daily Show' and 'Colbert'

    04/16/2007 2:57:37 PM PDT · by Karl Rand · 77 replies · 2,122+ views
    EDITOR & PUBLISHER ^ | April 15, 2007 11:30 PM ET | E&P Staff
    Pew judged the levels of knowledgeability (correct answers) among those surveyed and found that those who scored the highest were regular watchers of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Colbert Report. They tied with regular readers of major newspapers in the top spot -- with 54% of them getting 2 out of 3 questions correct. Watchers of the Lehrer News Hour on PBS followed just behind. Virtually bringing up the rear were regular watchers of Fox News. Only 1 in 3 could answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly. Fox topped only network morning show viewers.
  • Forget Trump. What did Putin and Rouhani have on obama?

    02/18/2017 9:54:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-17-17 | DrJohn
    "What does Russia have on Trump?", asks Nancy Pelosi. The better question is, what did Putin and Rouhani have on obama? It's June of 2001. George W. Bush is President. Bush has a meeting with Vladimir Putin and later said"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. "I was able to get a sense of his soul. "He's a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that's the beginning...
  • Sound Pulses Exceed Speed of Light

    09/02/2017 12:06:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 12, 2007 | Charles Q. Choi
    A group of high school and college teachers and students has transmitted sound pulses faster than light travels—at least according to one understanding of the speed of light. The results conform to Einstein's theory of relativity, so don't expect this research to lead to sound-propelled spaceships that fly faster than light. Still, the work could help spur research that boosts the speed of electrical and other signals higher than before. The standard metric for the speed of light is that of light traveling in vacuum. This constant, known as c, is roughly 186,000 miles per second, or roughly one million...
  • Gunmen kill leader of Mexican leftist party in Oaxaca

    01/24/2007 1:05:56 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 442+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Jan. 24, 2007 | JOSE MARIA ALVAREZ
    OAXACA, Mexico — Gunmen shot dead a local leader of Mexico's largest leftist party in the southern state of Oaxaca where at least nine people were killed in political violence last year, police said today. Democratic Revolution Party official Fructuoso Pedro Garcia was shot with nine bullets in the main square of Santo Domingo Morelos, a seaside town about 150 miles south of Oaxaca's colonial state capital, said state police commander Alberto Guzman. The killing occurred last Wednesday, three days after Garcia announced he would run for mayor of Santo Domingo Morelos. Guzman said the killing appeared to be for...