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  • Strassel: Conservatives Became Targets in 2008

    05/24/2013 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Kim Strassel
    The White House insists President Obama is "outraged" by the "inappropriate" targeting and harassment of conservative groups. If true, it's a remarkable turnaround for a man who helped pioneer those tactics. On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ad—a common-enough tactic in such ad spats. What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • Al Qaeda Posting Confirms Death of Weapons Expert

    08/04/2008 2:26:10 PM PDT · by jmpmstr4u2 · 38 replies · 148+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4 AUG 08 | By ALAN CULLISON
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- In a blow to al Qaeda in Pakistan, the terrorist group confirmed Sunday that one of its top weapons researchers, Abu Khabab al-Masri, was killed, apparently in a U.S. missile strike.
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 47 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • Witness: Islamists targeted US diplomats with gunfire, RPGs

    09/13/2012 1:10:30 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 13, 2012 | NANCY A. YOUSSEF, SULIMAN ALI ZWAY AND JONATHAN S. LANDAY
    <p>BENGHAZI, Libya — The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American officials died in a coordinated assault on the U.S. consulate by gunmen firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades and carrying the black flag of an Islamic extremist group, the property’s landlord said Wednesday.</p>
  • The Russian Military Has an Action Plan Involving Georgia if Iran Is Attacked

    04/05/2012 11:52:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 4/5/2012 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Russian Defense Ministry sources told the semiofficial news agency Interfax that action plans are being finalized to react to an armed conflict involving Iran and its nuclear program. The General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces “calculates” that military action against Iran will commence “in the summer” of 2012. Since Israel does not have sufficient assets to defeat Iranian defenses, the Russian military considers US military involvement inevitable (Interfax, March 30). Bits of information have been appearing, indicating the essence of Russian military action. Last December it was disclosed that families of servicemen from the Russian base in Armenia have...
  • Zazi, Al Qaeda pals planned rush-hour attack on Grand Central, Times Square subway stations

    04/12/2010 9:28:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 814+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, April 12th 2010, 4:00 AM | BY John Marzulli
    Chilling new details about the foiled Al Qaeda plot to blow up the city's busiest subways have emerged as a fourth suspect was quietly arrested in Pakistan, the Daily News has learned. The unidentified man, who helped plan the plot, is expected to be extradited to the U.S. to betried in Brooklyn Federal Court with Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay of Flushing, Queens, sources said. The cooperation of would-be lead bomber Najibullah Zazi has helped law enforcement officials piece together a fuller picture of the evil plan to kill innocent straphangers around the 9/11 anniversary last year.Zazi and his two...
  • School says terror suspect attended classes (Houston Islamic school confirms Abdulmutallab tie)

    12/30/2009 12:35:02 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies · 504+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 30, 2009, 11:57AM | By SUSAN CARROLL
    The Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb an airliner on Christmas Day attended classes here last year, a leader of a Houston Islamic educational institution said today. Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, vice president for the AlMaghrib Institute in Houston and imam of the Clear Lake Islamic Center, said he would provide more details on 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s studies in Houston this afternoon. Basyouni had asked a team of staffers to investigate a report that Abdulmutallab had attended classes at the institute in 2008. The Nigerian-born son of a prominent banker, Abdulmutallab is accused of attempting to blow up a...
  • What big government? Feds to regulate garage sales

    08/23/2009 7:13:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1,829+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/22/2009 | Rick Moran
    This story is actually a couple of days old but I wanted to write about it because it portrays a bureaucratic mindset that we would have to deal with if health care reform passes. The Bush era Congress passed the "Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act" in August of 2008. It was, as most legislation, an overreaction to the Chinese toy scare. It was designed to "require extensive testing of any toy, book, or item of clothing intended for kids under the age of 12." But ambitious bureaucrats have taken the bill and interpreted it to mean "used" toys as well....
  • Libya's Gadhafi Lashes Out at US (Obama's charm not working)

    06/11/2009 12:14:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 898+ views
    VOA ^ | 6/11/09 | Sabina Castelfranco
    Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi has lashed out at the United States by likening the 1986 U.S. Strikes on Libya to Osama bin Laden's terror attacks on the United States in 2001. He was speaking Thursday in Rome, where he is on a three-day official visit. In a speech to Italian lawmakers, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi urged the world to understand the reasons that motivate terrorists. He called for dialogue with terrorists, saying, "One must talk to the devil, if it brings about a solution." While condemning al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, he implied there was little difference between bin Laden's...
  • BREAKING* Barry Soetoro’s Birth Certificate in Republican Hands

    08/09/2008 11:00:57 PM PDT · by freespirited · 297 replies · 20,425+ views
    Texas Darlin' Blog ^ | 8/10/08 | Texas Darlin'
      Two sources, including Larry Johnson of No Quarter (who just returned from a business trip in Hawaii), have independently told me that Republicans have in their possession Barack Obama’s Hawaiian Birth Certificate.The sources confirm that the theory I presented here — see Obama Hides Indonesian Identity, Fake Birth Certificate Explained — nearly 10 days ago, IS TRUE:The name on the Birth Certificate is Barry Soetoro.Larry Johnson reports: Did I also mention how small Hawaii is? Republican operatives, with help from their own island backers, have unearthed critical information on Obama and are just biding their time until after the...
  • Pirates Die From Possible Chemical Weapons on Iranian Ship

    07/16/2009 5:46:26 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 32 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Digital Journal ^ | 14 July 2009 | Christopher Szabo
    Pirates who hijacked an Iranian ship have become sick and some have died after coming into contact with the ships’ cargo. The 40 pirates hijacked the M.V. Deyanat in the Gulf of Aden. The Sunday Times reported that the pirates became ill, suffered apparent skin burns and lost hair. The Director of the East African Seafarer’s Assistance Programme, Andrew Mwangira, said We don’t know exactly how many, but the information that I am getting is that some of them had died. There is something very wrong about that ship. The ship, which is owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran...
  • "Creepy": Six Middle Eastern men take multiple photos of 2010 G8 Summit site

    12/01/2008 11:37:48 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Globe and Mail (August 25, 2008) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | September 1, 2008 6:40 PM | Roy MacGregor/The Globe and Mail
    HUNTSVILLE, ONT. — ARTICLE SNIPPET: "On Friday, Aug. 8, a vehicle pulled into the Pow Wow parking lot and discharged six men, all dressed in what the locals would call "city clothes" - including dark slacks and leather-soled dress shoes. Without bothering to check with the office, they went down to the beach and began taking photographs of each other, each time with Deerhurst - including the cupola that rides over the main building - in the background." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "These six English-speaking men appeared to be of Middle-Eastern origin. But what really set them apart was their complete unfamiliarity...
  • Obama's plans for probing Bush torture(Barf)

    11/14/2008 7:04:26 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 1,028+ views
    Salon ^ | Nov. 13, 2008 | Mark Benjamin
    President Bush could pardon officials involved in brutal interrogations -- but he may also face a sweeping investigation under the new president. WASHINGTON -- With growing talk in Washington that President Bush may be considering an unprecedented "blanket pardon" for people involved in his administration's brutal interrogation policies, advisors to Barack Obama are pressing ahead with plans for a nonpartisan commission to investigate alleged abuses under Bush. The Obama plan, first revealed by Salon in August, would emphasize fact-finding investigation over prosecution. It is gaining currency in Washington as Obama advisors begin to coordinate with Democrats in Congress on the...
  • Fake Ambulance Spotted at RNC

    11/13/2008 3:46:15 PM PST · by BCW · 32 replies · 2,512+ views
    EMS Responder ^ | 31 OCT 2008 | DAVE LONG
    Numerous Minneapolis-Saint Paul area EMS agencies, headed by the U.S. Secret Service, undertook special preparations to handle EMS operations during the Republican National Convention held Sept 1-4, 2008. Following is an inside account of the experience along with some lessons to take away for future events. Fake Ambulance Spotted On Tuesday, the second day of the RNC, a Twin Cities Paramedic spotted an "ambulance" with unusual generic markings in the city of St. Paul. The medic had attended RNC briefings on the need for heightened awareness, and as an Iraq War Veteran, he was well-educated and possessed a keen eye...