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  • Report: Russia hijacked its own ship (Arctic Sea carrying S-300 X-500?)

    09/03/2009 10:59:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 919+ views
    Ynetnews (Israel) ^ | 09/02/09 | Ron Ben-Yishai
    Report: Russia hijacked its own ship Ynet probe reveals Russian intel used secret agents to arrest the Arctic Sea vessel, thought to have been hijacked by Israel, after getting tip it was violating international accord by carrying 'destabilizing' arms to Syria or Iran Ron Ben-Yishai Published: 09.02.09, 19:03 / Israel News A Ynet investigation revealed Wednesday that the hijacking of the Russian vessel 'Arctic Sea' was ordered by the Russian government. News agencies around the world published reports tying Israel to the hijacking, as the vessel was said to have been carrying arms to the Middle East, and possibly Iran....
  • RNC Finds Roger Clinton Living in House Owned by Former Bill Clinton Adviser

    10/01/2016 8:53:01 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Sep 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The Republican National Committee wants to know why Bill Clintonís former adviser purchased the house in California that Bill Clintonís black sheep half-brother Roger lives in. An RNC memo from chief strategist Sean Spicer spells out the mystery: Justin Cooper owns an almost $900,000 home in the lush hills of an upscale Los Angeles suburb. But interestingly enough, he doesnít live there. Roger Clinton does. Cooper is Bill Clintonís body man turned wheeler-dealer. Heís gone from making a modest salary working in the White House to setting up an LLC just to buy a home for the presidentís brother to...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Van Jones Warns of a Progressive "October Offensive" against Tea Party

    09/30/2011 5:12:28 AM PDT · by SueRae · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics video ^ | 9/30/2011 | Van Jones
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/29/van_jones_were_going_to_build_a_progressive_counterbalance_to_tea_party.html Van Jones, president of the progressive organization Rebuild the Dream, joins The Last Word to discuss what Washington should be doing about jobs. Jones calls the US' deficit problem "phony" and made up. "Hold on to your hats, we're going to have an October offensive to take back the American dream and rescue America's middle class," Jones told MSNBC's "The Last Word." Jones warns of an "American Fall" like there was an Arab Spring. Jones was President Obama's "green jobs czar" until he resigned in fall of 2009.
  • Did Clinton's Email Negligence Lead to the Execution of an Iranian Defector?

    08/08/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    In 2009, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, traveled to Saudi Arabia, ostensibly to visit Muslim holy sites located in the Kingdom. Once there, he disappeared only to reappear later in some peculiar online rants, claiming to be residing in Virginia and alternatively, in Arizona, and expressing a desire to return to Iran. Amiri, who conducted nuclear research at the military affiliated Malek Ashtar University of Technology and worked for Iranís Atomic Energy Organization, was said to possess a treasure trove of classified information on Iranís illicit nuclear program. On his YouTube channel, he alleged that he was kidnapped by...
  • Israel fears energy targets will be hit

    05/08/2010 2:25:47 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 418+ views
    UPI via Spacewar ^ | UPI via Spacewar
    Israel's mounting alarm at Hezbollah's reported acquisition of increasing numbers of long-range missiles stems in part from concern for the security of the country's emerging infrastructure. Jane's Intelligence Review reported the Israelis are concerned that their drive to develop an energy infrastructure built around the natural gas fields recently discovered in the Mediterranean off the northern port of Haifa would be put at risk by Hezbollah's swelling arsenal. The magazine, published in Britain, said the "relatively unsophisticated nature of Hezbollah's arsenal means that the militants' ability to successfully target individual critical energy sites in and around Haifa would be limited....
  • Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Explained

    10/31/2016 7:35:50 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 11 replies
    Beitbart ^ | 10/31/2016 | Patrick Howley
    The Hillary Clinton email scandal can seem complicated. But itís easy to understand. Here is the full story: Hillary Clinton set up a private email server, and a private email network for herself and her family and Abedin. Doing so could prevent her emails from being ďaccessibleĒ to the federal government, not to mention Congress. The private network allowed Clinton, Abedin, and aides Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan to swap emails with the Clinton Foundation, various world leaders, and Doug Bandís global consulting firm Teneo Holdings, where Abedin also worked during her time at the State Department. This would have...
  • Former Secretary of Stateís Top IT Official Pleads 5th Amendment More Than 90 Times

    10/30/2016 9:18:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 28, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    The former top IT official to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pleaded the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination ó 90 times ó in a federal court-ordered deposition on Oct. 24. John Bentel, the former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat, the office that handles information technology for the Office of the Secretary of State, was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to answer questions under oath to the lawyers at the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. In his Aug. 19 order, Judge Sullivan wrote, ďThe Court is persuaded that Mr. Bentel should be deposed because...
  • The Ebola Czar, Ron Klain and Solyndra $535 Million Fraud

    10/20/2014 4:09:26 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 13 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Ron Klain and Solyndra The administrationís point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy NRO October 20,2014 Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as ďEbola czarĒ may not be the presidentís best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And thatís not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obamaís vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the presidentís Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • 9/11 MOSQUE IMAM BOASTS, "Obama's historic speech in Egypt came from me!"

    08/24/2010 8:42:32 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 17 replies
    Special Guest ^ | Aug 24, 2010
    QUESTION: So who really was speaking on that historic day of June 4th 2009 in Cairo, Egypt? President Obama or the Imam of the proposed Ground Zero Mosque, Feisal Abdul Rauf? ANSWER: Feisal Abdul Rauf! (Link to audio excerpt of Raul interview at bottom of page) The Shoebat Foundation has obtained a shocking audio recording of Rauf's own voice boasting in Arabic that Obamaís historic speech in Cairo was provided by the Imam's work with the Cordova Initiative in what the Imam called ďThe Blue PrintĒ which, according to him, was the solution to the Islamic-American divide. Rauf claimed that...
  • Obamaís intel chiefs lied to Congress about Muslim Brotherhood connections

    05/20/2014 9:30:14 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | May 20 2014 | LTC Allen West
    Ever since President Obamaís speech in 2009 in Cairo ó the birthplace of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) ó there have always been questions about the Obama administrationís link to the grandfather of Islamic terrorism. Now, thanks to the work of Ryan Mauro at the Clarion Project, it seems the concern is warranted, as Mauro reports that ďNewly declassified documents obtained by the Clarion Project show that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) misled members of Congress in 2012 about its involvement with Muslim Brotherhood-linked entities. Further, the documents show that there were even a number of internal...
  • John Podestaís Brother Bagged $180,000 from Putinís Uranium Company (Shameful)

    10/22/2016 5:50:18 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 27, 3106 | Jerome Hudson
    With the Clinton campaignís newfound interest in Russian espionage, itís worth noting John Podestaís brother, Tony Podesta, runs the firm that pocketed $180,000 from Uranium One, the Russian governmentís uranium company to which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton transferred 20% of U.S. uranium. Russia-controlled UraniumOne retained the Podesta Group ó ... in 2012, 2014, and 2015, to lobby Clintonís State Department. The Podesta Group was paid a total of $180,000... As meticulously detailed in the NYT bestselling book Clinton Cash, Uranium One ... funneled millions to the Clinton Foundation as the Russian government gained ownership of the company. According to...
  • Hillary Clintonís security detail laughed when she broke her elbow

    10/19/2016 11:30:01 AM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 19, 2016 | Jamie Schram
    ďWhen I first met her, we were given specific instructions: Donít look at her, donít look at her general direction and if you need to talk to her, keep it short and stay out of her way,Ē the agent said, backing up FBI documents released this week indicating that Clintonís protective detail despised her for treating them with contempt. Members of her security detail had a hearty laugh at her expense when she fell and broke her right elbow as she walked to her car in the State Department basement on her way to a White House meeting in 2009....
  • Why Did Vote-Rigging Robert Creamer Visit The White House Over 200 Times During The Obama Admin

    10/18/2016 8:10:30 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 105 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Oct 18, 2016
    Earlier today we wrote about a new Project Veritas undercover video that uncovered several democratic operatives openly discussing, in explicit detail, how to commit massive voter fraud. One of the operatives was a person by the name of Robert Creamer who is a co-founder of a democratic consulting firm called Democracy Partners. Within the video, an undercover journalist details a plan to register Hispanic voters illegally by having them work as contractors, to which Creamer can be heard offering support saying that ďthere are a couple of organizations that thatís their big trick" (see: "Rigging Elections For 50 Years" -...
  • FBI docs: Clinton 'contemptuous' of security agents, put team at risk for photo op

    10/17/2016 6:07:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 17, 2016
    Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "contemptuous" toward security agents and even put officials traveling with her in ďunnecessary dangerĒ by pursuing a photo op for her "election campaign" in a risky area of Jakarta during a 2009 visit, according to a security agent interviewed by the FBI. The allegations surfaced in documents released Monday by the FBI in connection with the investigation into Clinton's private email practices. Much of the documents center on internal disputes over email classification levels, but the interview with the unnamed diplomatic security agent offers a window into how her own detail viewed her actions...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary camp and Valerie Jarrett consult Bible Code for Presidential Election

    10/16/2016 5:09:35 PM PDT · by smitty2012 · 42 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/13/2016 | Wikileaks
    RE: Appt From:jgendelman@americanprogress.org To: Sara.Latham@ptt.gov, john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2009-01-16 19:16 Subject: RE: Appt We have moved it to 6:15 at CAP. ________________________________ From: Sara Latham [mailto:Sara.Latham@ptt.gov] Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 4:12 PM To: 'john.podesta@gmail.com' Cc: Juliana Gendelman Subject: Fw: Appt Fyi, usss curious about your meeting. ________________________________ From: MICHAEL WHITE (DPD) To: Sara Latham Sent: Fri Jan 16 15:28:31 2009 Subject: Re: Appt Sara If appropriate can you let me know if this meeting is held as scheduled and if any security or intel issues come up that would be beneficial for us to know about. Thanks Mike ________________________________ From:...
  • Malaysian Fund 1MDB Linked to White House Visit

    10/13/2016 9:02:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/13/2016 | Bradley Hope and Colleen McCain Nelson
    Malaysiaís government-fund scandal, one of the worldís biggest alleged white-collar crimes, has been connected to a Hollywood studio, high-end U.S. real estateóand now, a visit to the White House. Federal investigators are looking into whether money improperly obtained from the Malaysian fund was paid to a businessman who later arranged an Oval Office visit for relatives of the Malaysian prime minister, according to people familiar with the probe. The businessman is Frank White Jr., an entrepreneur who helped start an investment firm called DuSable Capital Management LLC, along with partners including a rap star. Mr. White has also raised funds...
  • Hillary Aide Mysteriously Emailed in 2009 That Clinton ĎHad a Disasterí

    10/08/2016 11:47:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 5, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    In a 2009 email recently declassified and released by Citizens United, longtime Hillary Clinton aide and confidante Huma Abedin told a Clinton Foundation executive that there was an unspecified ďdisasterĒ involving the then-Secretary of State. ĎWhere are you,Ē read the subject line of an email from the foundationís Doug Band. ďIím with her, we had a disaster,Ē Abedin emailed back. ďU?Ē(continued)
  • Alan Gross upset by Bernie Sanders' praise of Cuban government

    03/30/2016 2:02:15 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 2 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 30, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    Alan Gross is not feeling the Bern. The former aid worker who spent who spent over four years behind bars in Cuba said he canít tolerate Democratic president candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sandersí praise for some of the Cuban governmentís accomplishments. Sanders was one of three senators who visited Gross while he was in a Cuban prison after being accused of being a spy and also helped to secure the aid workerís eventual release. Gross, who was jailed in 2009, was eventually released in December 2014. ďI had the impression that Bernie didnít see that there was so much...
  • Iran building nuke plant in Syria; State Dept: What difference does it make?

    01/13/2015 6:36:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/13/15 | Car in Jerusalem
    Sunday's Der Spiegel had a massive expose on the continuing efforts of Bashar al-Assad to build a nuclear weapons plant, which included evidence that Iran is constructing such a plant for Syria in Qusayr, less than two kilometers from Syria's border with Lebanon. The issue came up in the State Department's Monday daily briefing. Disturbingly, spokeswoman Marie Harf said that the United States did not plan to raise the issue in the Iranian nuclear talks, claiming that those talks only deal with Iran's nuclear capabilities and not with Syria's. According to findings of Western intelligence agencies, however, the situation...
  • In email, State asked to Ďtake care ofí Clinton Foundation associate

    08/09/2016 10:42:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/9/2016 | Julian Hattem
    Shortly after Hillary Clinton took the reins as U.S. secretary of State in 2009, a longtime confidante with deep ties to the Clinton Foundation pressed her senior aides to give a job to an unidentified male associate. ďImportant to take care ofĒ the person, Douglas Band told Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Nora Toiv in an April 22, 2009, email with the subject line ďA favorÖĒ. The name of the aide is redacted. ďWe have all had him on our radar,Ē Abedin responded. ďPersonnel has been sending him options.Ē The exchange, which was obtained by conservative watchdog group...
  • Commentary: Brinkemaís Pocket Veto (Federal "judge")

    07/08/2010 2:49:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Main Justice ^ | July 8, 2010 | Mary Jacoby
    With all the battering prosecutors have taken recently from judges who worry they are too cavalier with the rights of defendants, itís worth noting a disputed case where the prosecutors apparently got it right Ė but the judge wonít admit it.In early 2009, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema of the Eastern District of Virginia appeared poised to dismiss a criminal contempt of court case against a confessed supporter of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group.In a Feb. 20, 2009, hearing, Brinkema harrumphed about the governmentís contempt case against former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian, saying there was...
  • How Obama Crippled the Iranian People's Freedom Quest

    07/25/2016 6:09:01 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 13 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/24/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Instead, Obama has ignored the people of Iran, a population friendly to the United States and its ideals. His administration even declared the 2009 Green Movement - a popular protest against a probably-rigged presidential election - an internal affair of Iran that warranted no American input. He has failed to do anything for the Iranians, and has even tacitly betrayed them by negotiating with and legitimizing their theocratic government. The catastrophic nuclear deal with the rulers of Iran represented the latest in Obama's long series of failures in relation to the country. While it is true that the economic sanctions...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended Ė even if this wasn't its main purpose Ė to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • Turkish Voters Reject Obama ďApologyĒ Policy

    06/12/2015 5:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isnít the only loser in last Sundayís elections. President Obama had made Erdogan a focus of his policy. The voters in that troubled NATO country voted against Erdoganís Justice and Development Party (AKP) and in so doing, slapped President Obama. President Obama went to Ankara in April, 2009, for an early edition of his Apology Tours. He spoke to the Turkish Parliament assuring deputies there that ďthe United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.Ē Every challenge that we face is more easily met if we tend to our own democratic...
  • New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

    07/13/2016 10:47:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/16
    A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey. Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House. Turkey¬ís president, Recep Tayyip Erdońüan, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. Erdońüan, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar ó her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term ó identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • Arrest Over Software Illuminates Wall St. Secret

    08/25/2009 1:07:10 PM PDT · by khnyny · 12 replies · 1,552+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 23, 2009 | Alex Berenson
    Flying home to New Jersey from Chicago after the first two days at his new job, Sergey Aleynikov was prepared for the usual inconveniences: a bumpy ride, a late arrival. He was not expecting Special Agent Michael G. McSwain of the F.B.I. At 9:20 p.m. on July 3, Mr. McSwain arrested Mr. Aleynikov, 39, at Newark Liberty Airport, accusing him of stealing software code from Goldman Sachs, his old employer. At a bail hearing three days later, a federal prosecutor asked that Mr. Aleynikov be held without bond because the code could be used to ďunfairly manipulateĒ stock prices.
  • An odd coincidence in the Bergdahl release? (Highest level of Treason if proven)

    06/04/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    am thinker ^ | 6/4/14 | j kissner
    There are a few potentially important details surrounding the timeline leading to Bowe Bergdahlís release that might deserve some discussion. Truth Revolt supplies some details on the timeline: This weekís [the week of Bergdahlís release] secret diplomacy was not the first time the U.S. government had engaged the Taliban in an effort to negotiate a prisoner swap for the release of Bergdahl. In 2011, State Department officials held a series of meetings with Taliban leaders in Doha. In Congress, there was bipartisan opposition to any release of Guantanamo prisoners. After the negotiations were made public in early 2012 by Sen....
  • Clinton confidant cuts ties with the formidable family (now selling bridges in Brooklyn?)

    06/21/2015 6:59:15 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    NY POST.COM ^ | 6/20/15 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Doug Band's exit...marks the end of a complicated relationship w/ Bandís controversial company, Teneo. The Clinton Foundation is under fire for pocketing $$millions in donations for access, but Teneoís role is less well-known.....described as a vast money-making machine. ď...not just emblematic of how "Clinton Inc." works, it's the political and financial mess that's been created,Ē author Halper said. The New Republic noted the suspicious nature of Bandís work in 2013. ď...an undertow of transactionalism in the glittering annual dinners, the fixation on celebrity and a contingent of donors whose charitable contributions and business interests occupy an uncomfortable proximity. Even more...
  • Ex-wifeís bombshell claim: Club shooter was gay

    06/14/2016 4:23:37 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 76 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | By Chris Perez and Joe Tacopino
    The ex-wife of Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen claimed Monday that she believed he was homosexual ó as it was revealed that he frequented the gay nightclub where he staged the nationís worst massacre in modern times. Sitora Yusufiy, who was married to Mateen in 2009 for three months, made the shocking claim on Brazilian television station SBT Brazil. Her fiancť, Marco Dias, speaking in Portuguese on her behalf, said that Yusufiy believed that Mateen had ďgay tendenciesĒ and that his father had called him gay in front of her. Dias also claimed ďthe FBI asked her not to tell...
  • Omar Mateen was gay, says ex-wife and former friend:Orlando terrorist used homosexual dating app and

    06/13/2016 10:30:32 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 13, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    Evidence is mounting that Omar Mateen, the gunman who murdered 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning, was himself gay. Mateen's horrifying attack on Pulse nightclub was initially thought to be a homophobic attack rooted in extremist Islamic ideology. But now his ex-wife and former security school classmate have stepped forward to say they think Mateen was gay, the same day it was revealed that Mateen had made at least a dozen previous visits to Pulse, and was a user of gay dating app Jack'd. Mateen's first wife, Sitora Yusufiy, whom he met online in 2009...
  • SEAL: How a Failed Mission to Rescue Bergdahl Caused Irreparable Loss

    12/28/2015 5:56:10 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 54 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Dianna Cahn
    The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn't be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity, where he was tormented, before being freed in a controversial prisoner exchange last year. Jimmy Hatch, a Navy SEAL senior chief who led a platoon into a fierce battle to try to rescue Bergdahl, was shot and badly wounded on that mission. Beside him, service dog Remco lay mortally wounded,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Foundation Got $100M From ĎBlood Mineralsí Firm

    06/02/2016 10:49:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces ďblood mineralsĒ is among the Clinton Foundationís biggest donors, thanks to a ($100 million pledge) in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.ďBlood mineralsĒ are related to ďblood diamonds,Ē which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords. When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the ďClinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,Ē the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the...
  • White Houseís lies on Iran deal is humiliating for Chuck Schumer

    05/07/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2016
    We hope Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are giving that devastating new profile of resident Obamaís foreign-policy guru a careful read. Because theyíll learn how they were all played for fools on the Iran nuclear deal by that aide, Ben Rhodes ó and the resident. That applies especially to Schumer, who will be the Senate Democratic leader come January. Booker and Gillibrand hewed to the party line in backing the deal. Schumer gave it a thumbís-down ó but then refused to lobby his colleagues to take his side. Sen. Bob Menendez, on the other hand, is looking...
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/19/16 | RUDY TAKALA
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region. "Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool ... that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from," Jared Cohen, the head of what was then the company's "Google Ideas" division, wrote in a July 2012...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

    06/21/2014 2:21:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 217 replies
    reason.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | By Peter Suderman
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it can't provide emails sent between 2009 and 2011 that were requested by congressional investigators because of hard drive crashes. The agency said that emails stored on dead drives were lost forever because its email backup tapes were recycled every six months, and employees were responsible for keeping their own long-term archives. The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as...
  • Surprise: Obama nominee for Office of Legal Counsel withdraws

    04/09/2010 4:58:44 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies · 467+ views
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 8, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    We didnít write much about her but lefty bloggers wrote plenty, and they shall not be pleased to learn that an ardent opponent of Bushís counterterror apparatus somehow isnít fit for high-level government work. With Justice Stevens and Stupak owning the weekend headlines, the timing for the White House was finally right: Ms. Johnsen, an Indiana University professor, was a strident critic of the Bush administrationís counterterrorism policies and the legal theories used to create them. Those views and her past work for a group that supports abortion rights led stiff opposition from Republicans and some Democrats. The opponents made...
  • Obama Administration Waives Penalty Against Convicted Bank Credit Suisse (received pmts)

    10/27/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 15 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | David Sirota
    Only weeks after the White House made headlines with a directive urging prosecutors to get tougher on corporate crime, the Obama administration has moved to protect a convicted financial firm from punishment. The bank, Credit Suisse, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to President Barack Obamaís political campaigns. It also employs the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm with family connections to the Obama administration and Hillary Clintonís 2016 campaign. In 2014, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to criminal charges for operating ďan illegal cross-border banking business that knowingly and willfully aided and assisted thousands of U.S. clients in opening and...
  • Clinton Email Scandal Worsens (JW Weekly Update)

    01/09/2016 10:20:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Retrieved Emails Show Top Clinton Aide Prioritized Advertising Design over the Deaths of U.S. Personnel in Benghazi Obama Power Grab Racially Divisive and DangerousState Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Inspectors general offices (OIG) are established under federal law at federal agencies as "independent and objective units within most agencies. Their duties are to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs and operations of their respective agencies." Under the Obama administration, OIG independence has been attacked, and many IG...
  • ‚ÄėUnsolicited?‚Äô: Emails Show Blumenthal Drafted Speech Hillary Gave In 2009

    10/31/2015 8:21:19 AM PDT · by ReaganGeneration2 · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Far from providing just "unsolicited" advice to Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal appears to have authored a draft of at least one of the Democratic presidential frontrunner's speeches during her time as secretary of state at her behest. Read more: http://dailycaller.com#ixzz3q9wWwDo2
  • [Two] Guantanamo detainees transferred to Ghana

    01/06/2016 8:46:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 01/07/2016
    Two Yemeni detainees held at the controversial US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Ghana. The Pentagon said Khalid al-Dhuby had been approved for release since 2006 and Mahmoud Omar Bin Atef since 2009. Both have been held for more than a decade and have never been charged. Ghana has given permission for the men to stay for two years subject to security clearances, Foreign Minister Hanna Tetteh said. The West African nation has not previously taken any Guantanamo prisoners. .... According to military records, Mahmoud Omar Bin Atef is a Yemeni citizen born in Saudi...
  • Big name donors fuel McAuliffe's bid for Virginia governor

    12/28/2015 5:37:29 PM PST · by demshateGod · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | April 2009 | Peter Hamby
    Donald Trump is just one of many big name donors funding Terry McAuliffe's campaign to win the Virginia governor's mansion this fall, according to newly released financial disclosure reports - and he isn't even among the most generous givers. The New York real estate magnate cut McAuliffe a check for a whopping $25,000 in late March, but that's just a drop in the bucket compared to the largest single donation in McAuliffe's report - a $251,000 gift from billionaire media tycoon Haim Saban in January. That check narrowly bested a $250,000 contribution the following month from Steve Bing, another big...
  • Indiana Grandmother, a Muslim Convert, Being Investigated for Possible Terror Link

    12/28/2010 1:02:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies · 3+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/28/10 | Jana Winter
    A 46-year-old Indiana grandmother is under investigation for her possible ties to suspected and convicted international terrorists, FoxNews.com has learned. Muslim-convert Kathie Smith, 46, a U.S. citizen living in Indianapolis who has blogged about her granddaughter, last year married a suspected German jihadist, and has been flying back and forth between the U.S. and Germany as recently as two weeks ago. A pro-jihadist video featuring Smith and her husband Ė alongside photos of members of the Islamic Jihad Union charged with plotting failed terror attacks against U.S. targets in Germany -- is being investigated by the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center....
  • 'IAEA admitted Israel was right Iran tried to build bomb'

    12/17/2015 4:19:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/15 | Raphael Poch
    On Monday, as it announced it would be wrapping up its investigation into Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors in Vienna received a report from the IAEA Director General bringing evidence that Iran had indeed been working towards building a nuclear explosive device up until 2009. ‚ÄúThis was one of the most important days in the nuclear Iran affair, and the IAEA board of governors did nothing‚ÄĚ said a distraught Dr. Ephraim Asculai. The IAEA board of governors is a body made up of representatives from 35 members states of the 167...
  • Oregon: Muslim teen arrested after attempted car bomb attack at Christmas tree lighting ceremony

    11/28/2010 2:57:34 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 27, 2010
    Mohamed Osman Mohamud: Misunderstander of Islam He yelled "Allahu akbar" and tried to kick agents as they swooped in to arrest him. DoJ press release here. "Feds Arrest Somali-Born Teen in Car Bomb Plot," from the Associated Press, November 27 (thanks to Markus): PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Somali-born teenager plotted to carry out a car bomb attack at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland on Friday, but the bomb turned out to be a dud supplied by undercover agents as part of a sting, federal prosecutors said. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. just...
  • Sen. Graham: Gadhafi, like Hitler, is serious about attacking Europe (BARF ALERT)

    07/05/2011 4:58:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned on Tuesday that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is "serious" about attacking European cities in order to pressure European officials to cease their airstrikes against Libya. "He actually means it," Graham said of Gadhafi. "Hitler meant it. He means it." Graham spoke in a colloquy with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and used borderline apocalyptic tones about the need to remove Gadhafi from power. "I know we're a war-weary nation, but there is no upside to Gadhafi staying in power," he said. "That is a national security nightmare for this country." Graham added that while the top...
  • Trump on Gadhafi death:'Big deal. What do we get out of it?'

    10/20/2011 6:41:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Moammar Gadhafiís death is not enough for Donald Trump, who says the United States did not get enough for the kill. On his YouTube page on Thursday, the one-time prospective Republican presidential candidate said, ďSo the reports are that we caught Gadhafi. Big deal. What do we get out of it? They have the oil. The rebels would have given us everything if we had some leader that knew how to negotiate. The rebels were being routed four months ago ó absolutely routed by Gadhafi and his men.Ē Trump went on to lament the outcome as a missed opportunity and...
  • Islamabad terrorist commander linked to Red Mosque leader

    06/02/2009 2:34:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 374+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | June 1, 2009, 9:37 pm | by Bill Roggio
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Pakistani security forces have detained a senior terrorist leader behind suicide attacks in the capital who has links to the leader of the Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque. A terrorist commander known as Fidaullah was arrested on May 27 along with Shah Abdul Aziz, a former member of parliament. The arrests took place outside the home of Maulana Abdullah Aziz, the former leader of the Red Mosque who was released from prison in mid-April on $2,500 bail." SNIPPET: "Fidaullah was a recruiter and handler of suicide bombers; he reportedly recruited from religious schools in Islamabad and...