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  • Amid WikiLeaks storm, gov't promotes Ellsberg film ["whistleblower of conscience"]

    01/15/2011 1:00:54 PM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as prosecutors build a case against the Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the State Department is promoting a documentary film that celebrates Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Amid its struggle to contain damage from the WikiLeaks revelations, the State Department announced Saturday that "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" has been selected as one of 18 films that will tour the world this year as part of its "American Documentary Showcase" program. Ellsberg, whom the film portrays as a whistleblower of conscience,...
  • Code Red On Code Pink (Caroline Glick On The Moonbat Sponsors Of Obama Alert)

    01/15/2010 9:24:11 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 658+ views
    Caroline Glick ^ | 1/15/2010 | Caroline Glick
    Oh the shame of it all. Last month, 1,300 pro-Palestinian activists from the US and Europe came to the region in the name of peace and social justice to demonstrate their solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza. Led by the self-declared feminist, antiwar group Code Pink, the demonstrators' plan was to enter Gaza from the Egyptian border at Rafah and deliver "humanitarian aid" to the Hamas terrorist organization. But it was not to be. Led by Code Pink founder and California Democratic fund-raiser Jodie Evans, the demonstrators were not welcomed by Egyptian authorities. Many were surrounded by riot police and...
  • Reuters’ Headline Labels CIA Traitor ‘Whistle-Blower’

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 201+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • Julian Assange May Have The Files For Every Single Prisoner In Guantanamo

    12/08/2010 7:01:13 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters Via The Business Insider ^ | 12/08/2010 | Reuters
    It's known that Julian Assange, the Wikileaks chief, has Guantanamo files, however this sounds fairly explosive. Reuters (via The Nation): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, jailed in Britain this week, has told media contacts he has a large cache of U.S. government reports about inmates at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, known as GITMO, the last of four major tranches of U.S. government documents which WikiLeaks had acquired and at some point would make public. "He's got the personal files of every prisoner in GITMO," said one person who was in contact with Assange earlier this year.
  • Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage

    07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff
    Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday. Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.
  • Spy Case Keeps Cuba In Perspective

    06/08/2009 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 610+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 8, 2009
    National Security: Amid all the neighborly talk about new U.S. efforts to engage Cuba, the arrest of a State Department official as a Cuban spy ought to be a wake-up call about the intentions of the Castro dictatorship.Last Friday, federal agents arrested Walter Kendall Myers, 72, and his wife Gwendolyn, 71, as unregistered Cuban agents. The Feds said the pair had been spying for Cuba since 1979 and, like other agents in service to the Castro regime, didn't do it for money, but out of sympathy for communism and a loathing of the United States. For that, they stole not...
  • Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring

    06/08/2009 5:37:57 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 8 replies · 762+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/08/09 | clarice Feldman
    Last week a Department of State retiree and his wife were arrested and charged with spying for Cuba for thirty years. In this article I will sort out what we know, don't know and need to explore about this matter. Walter Kendall Myers, Jr .and his wife Gwendolyn Steingarber Myers
  • Daschle's Connection to the Myers' Spy Case

    06/15/2009 10:19:20 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 3 replies · 499+ views
    the American Thinker ^ | 6/15/09 | Clarice Feldman
    Friday, I noticed that Tom Daschle was handling foreign affairs for then-Senator Abourezk when Gwendolyn Myers, accused of spying for Cuba along with her husband, was also on the Abourezk payroll and when in 1977 Abourezk took two South Dakota basketball teams to Cuba. I thought the trip, if she worked on it, would have given her an opportunity to make contact with Cuban intelligence agents, for it occurs to me that she must have had such contact before an agent made his way to Pierre, South Dakota to formally enlist Gwen and her husband in the service of Cuba...
  • A New Strain of Anti-Semitism is Spreading

    09/13/2007 12:43:47 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies · 1,808+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 09/13/2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Who recently said: "These Jews started 19 Crusades. The 19th was World War (1). Why? Only to build Israel." Some holdover Nazi? Hardly. It was former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan of Turkey, a NATO ally. He went on to claim that the Jews -- whom he refers to as "bacteria" -- controlled China, India and Japan, and ran the United States. Who alleged: "The Arabs who were involved in 9/11 cooperated with the Zionists, actually. It was a cooperation. They gave them the perfect excuse to denounce all Arabs." A conspiracy nut? Actually, it was former Democratic U.S. Sen. James...
  • American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee Sues U.S.

    07/25/2006 5:24:35 PM PDT · by John Carey · 39 replies · 820+ views
    Washington, DC | July 24, 2006 | Today, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld failed to fulfill their constitutional and professional obligations and protect US citizens in a crisis or time of war.
  • Arab-American Group Sues U.S. For Slow Lebanon Evacuation

    07/24/2006 3:29:34 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies · 1,029+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2006
    WASHINGTON — A leading Arab-American advocacy group has sued the U.S. government, claiming that it failed to protect American citizens from the fighting in Lebanon. The lawsuit, filed Monday on behalf of about 30 American citizens by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, alleges that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld did not take all possible steps to secure the safety and well being of U.S. citizens when fighting erupted between Israel and Hezbollah guerillas. The committee is asking the U.S. District Court in Detroit to order the U.S. government to request a cease fire and to...
  • Claim: Kerry Aide Used Gay Smear to Help Defeat Incumbent Senator

    08/05/2003 7:19:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 427+ views
    Talon News ^ | 08/05/03 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- In 1996, Jim Jordan, campaign manager for Democrat presidential contender Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), was press secretary for Tim Johnson during his challenge to then-incumbent Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD). The long, negative campaign resulted in the end of the South Dakota Republican's 22 years in Congress. During the campaign, Pressler was dogged by questions about his health, since his father suffered with Alzheimer's disease. But the most damaging attack was delivered by James Abourezk, the man Pressler replaced in the Senate in 1978. Abourezk brought Alexander Cockburn, author of "Washington Babylon" to speak to a Sioux...
  • Citizen's Tribunal Indicts Bush Administration for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity(barf)

    01/11/2006 6:30:25 AM PST · by finnman69 · 13 replies · 873+ views
    US newswire ^ | 1/9/06
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Connie Julian, 917-449-9064, Janet Yip 212-941-8086 or commission@nion.us News Advisory: From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration WHEN: January 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: The White House, Walk-in Gate, across from Lafayette Park WEBSITE: http://www.bushcommission.org An unprecedented series of indictments alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity, in five separate areas, on moral, political, and legal grounds, will be delivered by a citizens' tribunal to President Bush at the front gate of the White House this Tuesday, January 10th. Named in the indictments are: President of...
  • The Plot to Hijack the CIA

    10/21/2004 7:43:59 PM PDT · by TapTheSource · 104 replies · 3,328+ views
    Anti-communist analyst note: [As the presidential candidate John Kerry already twice stated in his "honest" responses during the presidential debates he wants our nuclear research stopped and he wants to send money to Russia to "protect the 'former' Soviet era nuclear weapons" from being 'lost' or 'stolen' by Russian Mafia. Please consider the following article in that light of the fact even though it has been written 10 years ago - it was as important then as it is today.Published with permission given by Inside Story Communications. HM note]. The Plot To Hijack the CIA Is nuclear terrorism about to...
  • Ex-senator critical of Iraq war and blind support of Isreal

    10/03/2004 12:50:52 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 12 replies · 441+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 10/3/2004 | Steve Murphy
    Blind support of Israel has led the United States to support the oppression of Palestineans and an unjust war in Iraq, a former U.S. senator told Toledo-area Arab Americans last night.Addressing the 16th annual banquet of the Greater Toledo Association of Arab Americans at the SeaGate Centre, keynote speaker James Abourezk said U.S. policy is allowing Israel to destroy Palestinian society."We're witnessing one of the most brutal occupations in history in Palestine," said Mr. Abourezk, a South Dakota Democrat who served in the Senate from 1973 to 1979.
  • Internet helps widen rift between the political left, right (Free Republic mentioned)

    06/28/2004 1:47:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 183 replies · 2,630+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2004 | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    AUSTIN -- Erica Anthony-Benavides is a junior at Trinity University in San Antonio, a member of Ladies in Physics and not very politically active. But because she signed a petition against the war in Iraq, a national conservative Internet site has declared her an enemy of America. "I don't know why they want to accuse us of treason. It's not fair. We haven't done anything. We've just said something that somebody doesn't like," said Anthony-Benavides, a native of Corpus Christi. Anthony-Benavides, 19, has been swept up in a new Internet war between the right and left in America that is...
  • Judge: Abourezk can sue Web site

    03/21/2004 2:15:54 PM PST · by Condor51 · 66 replies · 1,331+ views
    Associated Press - Rapid City Journal ^ | March 21, 2004 | AP Staff
    SIOUX FALLS — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Sen. James Abourezk can continue against an Internet site that put Abourezk on a "traitor's list" for criticizing President Bush. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol denied a motion on Wednesday from ProBush.com to dismiss Abourezk's lawsuit. Abourezk, who was a Democratic U.S. senator from 1973 to 1979, accused the site of libel. Abourezk sued last year after his name and photograph showed up on the list along with those of several others, including actress Susan Sarandon, Sen. John Kerry and Sen. Hillary Clinton.
  • 20-Year-Old Republican Website Owner Sued by Former Democrat Senator

    07/31/2003 8:07:58 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 42 replies · 3,253+ views
    Talon News / GOP USA ^ | July 31, 2003 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- In May, former Sen. James Abourezk (D-SD) filed a $5 million lawsuit against a website operator who included him among a group of "traitors." The website, www.ProBush.com, lampoons liberals from the entertainment industry and politics who have been vocal in their opposition to the war in Iraq or critical of President George W. Bush. Some of the others on the list are Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as well as actors George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, and Janeane Garafalo and the country music group, the Dixie Chicks....
  • Congressman Nick Rahall (D - WV) arrives in Iraq, criticizes "US war rhetoric"

    09/14/2002 9:05:35 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 48 replies · 486+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation ^ | September 14, 2002
    An American elected official in visit in Baghdad criticizes "the rhetoric of US war" Saturday September 14, 2002 - 15h47 GMT BAGHDAD, 14 seven (AFP) - an American member of Parliament, Nick Rahall, on mission of peace "in Baghdad, invited Saturday the Administration of the president George W Bush to attenuate his" rhetoric of war "with regard to the Iraqi mode. "We are very worried by the climbing of the rhetoric of war emanating from our Administration. It is time to attenuate this rhetoric and to rather let prevail the reason and the dialogue ", declared Mr. Rahall with...