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  • 9/11 Not a Tragedy… An Act of War

    09/12/2014 8:29:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/12/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We Shall Never Forget The attacks against the United States on New York City’s Twin Towers at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon located just outside of Washington DC in Arlington County, Virginia and Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 was not a tragedy, but an act of war against the United States of America. Tragedy is defined as, “An event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe.” The flight of planes hijacked by terrorists and flown into the two towers, and the Pentagon, was not a serious accident, a crime, or...
  • What do Americans say should happen to child border crossers?

    08/07/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 7, 2014 | By Sarah Dutton, et al
    When asked what should happen to the Central American children who have recently crossed the border into the U.S. illegally, 50 percent of Americans say they should be returned to their home country as soon as possible, while 43 percent think these children should stay in the U.S. while awaiting an immigration hearing, according to a new CBS News poll. Two-thirds of Americans support legislation that would make it easier and faster to send these children back to their home countries. Support for this measure reaches 80 percent among Republicans, although majorities across the political spectrum support this, as do...
  • HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!

    07/11/2014 11:05:17 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 186 replies
    Liberty News ^ | July 11 2014 | Eric Odom
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: HHS Bankrolled Catholic and Baptist Church from 2010 to 2013 to Prepare for Obama’s 2014 Invasion!//// A month or two ago news broke that Obama’s HHS was calling for private contractors to help transport illegal aliens throughout the interior United States. What made this already big news even bigger is the fact that the original call for proposals came out in January, long before the bulk of the illegal alien surge began. The breaking news you’re about to read is ten times bigger, because the following proves the Obama administration was bankrolling America’s churches back in 2010....
  • Brad Thor: Act of War

    07/08/2014 10:05:59 PM PDT · by reg45 · 26 replies
    07/09/2014 | Self
    I just spent the last nine hours reading Brad Thor's latest thriller- Act of War. It will definitely go down as one of his best. Five stars - Highly recommended.
  • LOW TECH TERROR ON THE GRID - Why the terror attack in Silicon Valley?

    02/11/2014 1:08:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.10.14 | Jed Babbin
    Sometime before April 16, 2013, one or more people scouted the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s high-voltage Metcalf substation off Highway 101 near San Jose, California. They went around the unmanned power station at a range of 40-60 yards, marking places from which the transformers’ cooling fins were clearly visible through the chain-link fence with piles of stones. According to a Wall Street Journal report last week, at about 1 a.m. on that April 16, someone cut the telephone lines going to the substation’s location in a manner calculated to be hard to repair. Within about another thirty minutes, shooters...
  • Emergency Alert to Conserve Energy After PG&E Substation Vandalized (Silicon Valley Companies)

    04/16/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 13 replies
    NBC (Bay Area, CA) ^ | 4/16/13 | Lisa Fernandez and Kris Sanchez
    Damage to South Bay substation triggers power alert About 10,000 gallons of oil began leaking Tuesday morning from a transformer at a San Jose PG&E substation, which authorities said was vandalized, possibly damaged by gunfire. The damage prompted the California Independent Service Operator to issue a "Flex Alert" Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for Silicon Valley because of the heavy damage at the substation on Metcalf Road. The agency asked everyone in Northern California, but especially in Silicon Valley, to conserve energy as crews are working to fix the substation's damaged equipment. Power is being rerouted as the work is being...
  • Was Mysterious Attack on Calif Power Station a ‘Dress Rehearsal’ for Much Larger Assault on US grid?

    02/05/2014 11:14:10 AM PST · by yoe · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Although the fact that the still-unsolved attack on a power station near San Jose occurred just a handful of hours after the Boston Marathon bombing — and apparently raised a few eyebrows initially — its ride in the public eye has been decidedly under the radar to date.[snip]Here’s what went down: Around 1 a.m. on April 16, two manholes were entered and fiber cables cut around the PG&E Metcalf substation, which killed some local 911 services, landline service to the substation, and cell phone service in the area, a senior U.S. intelligence official told Foreign Policy. More from Foreign Policy:...
  • Former Federal Energy Official Says April Attack On San Jose PG&E Substation Was Terrorism

    02/05/2014 4:51:28 PM PST · by rfreedom4u · 40 replies
    CBS News SF Bay Area ^ | 5 February 2014 | CBS
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission believes the attack on a PG&E substation in South San Jose last spring was not an act of vandalism, but instead a terrorist attack. In April of last year, someone shot numerous rounds that damaged equipment at the Metcalf Road substation and also severed underground fiber optic cables nearby. In an interview Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, former FERC chief Jon Wellinghoff called the attack ”the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred.” Wellinghoff told the newspaper he’s going...
  • Breaking News!!! Venezuela detains US commercial ship in Guyanan Waters

    10/12/2013 4:31:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | october 11, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    A United States Commercial vessel was seized by Venezuela as it was doing seismic testing in Guyanan waters for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, when a Venezuelan ship detained it and is now escorting it to Margarita Island in Venezuela. For decades Gyana and Venezuela have disputed the borders, but this is the first incident to come out of it. "It was then clear that the vessel and its crew were not only being escorted out of Guyana's waters, but were under arrest," the ministry said. "These actions by the Venezuelan naval vessel are unprecedented in Guyana Venezuela relations."
  • Stunner: ‘The Security People Just All Ran Away’ (they were involved with the raid?)

    09/13/2012 8:33:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-13,2012 | David Steinberg
    September 13, 2012 Stunner: ‘The Security People Just All Ran Away’ David Steinberg From The Independent’s breaking story, which focuses on the U.S. failure to heed a 48-hour warning of threats to the embassy: According to security sources the consulate had been given a “health check” in preparation for any violence connected to the 9/11 anniversary. In the event, the perimeter was breached within 15 minutes of an angry crowd starting to attack it at around 10pm on Tuesday night. There was, according to witnesses, little defence put up by the 30 or more local guards meant to protect the...
  • Lebanon News: US Ambassador Was Raped Before He Was Killed

    09/13/2012 7:49:52 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 89 replies
    Joe Miller-Restoring Liberty ^ | september 13, 2012 | Joe Miller
    This report just broke from an Arabic site called “Lebanon News.” The Arabic Lebanon News (Tayyar.org) is the number one Lebanese online news site (ranked number eight of all sites in the nation) and has significant coverage throughout the Arab world. What follows is the rough Google Translation of the site’s report on the Ambassador’s gruesome murder: Sources AFP that “the U.S. ambassador to Libya was raped sexually before killing by gunmen who stormed the embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest against the film is offensive to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh),” The sources said that “Ambassador was killed...
  • Islamists Drag Dead Body of US Ambassador Through the Streets of Benghazi!(Updated) I

    09/13/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 116 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 8:11 AM | Jim Hoft
    Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the embassy after he was murdered last night. The radical Islamists attacked the embassy with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.
  • Obama Administration Still Not Ready to Call Benghazi a Terror Attack

    09/13/2012 7:03:22 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 25 replies
    Asked directly on Wednesday evening if Tuesday's deadly violence in Libya was "linked to a terror attack" – possibly al-Qaeda – a State Department official demurred: "Frankly, we are not in a position to speak any further to the perpetrators of this attack. It was clearly a complex attack...
  • Top U.S. Military Officer Calls Pastor Over Film

    09/12/2012 12:09:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 369 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Phil Stweart and David Adams
    General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests - including one that ended with the death of America's envoy to Libya
  • ‘Is This an Act of War?’ Obama Turns His Back on Question about Libyan Attack

    09/12/2012 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 82 replies
    CNS ^ | September 12, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    President Barack Obama took no questions at the White House Rose Garden press conference on the attacks in Libya, turning his back and walking away as a reporter asked, “Is this an act of war?” “The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We’re working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I’ve also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world,” Obama said, flanked by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “And make no mistake – we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the...
  • CBS News: Libyan Security team move Ambassador, then told mob

    09/12/2012 11:11:40 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12 Sept 2012 | CBS News with AP input
    CBS story: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57511043/assault-on-u.s-consulate-in-benghazi-leaves-4-dead-including-u.s-ambassador-j-christopher-stevens/?tag=stack CBS story quote, about half-way down: “He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building - deemed safer - after the initial wave of protests at the consulate compound. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.”
  • CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

    09/12/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT · by GVnana · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2012
    CNN’s Hala Gorani reported via Twitter that the network now believes that the Islamists who attacked the Libyan consulate used the existence of an anti-Muhammad film as a “diversion”: US sources tell CNN say attackers who targeted consulate used protests against film as a diversion. Say attack was planned. #Libya — Hala Gorani (@HalaGorani) September 12, 2012 Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/12/cnn-protests-against-film-a-diversion-attack-was-planned/#ixzz26H9yxsXt
  • CNN Breaking News @ 14:06 EDST, from Egypt

    09/11/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT · by BobNative · 90 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/ | September 11, 2012 | CNN
    Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today and hauled down its U.S. flags, replacing them with black flags with Islamic emblems.
  • Mexico police held for 'intentionally firing on armoured car carrying Navy captain and U.S. em

    08/28/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/28/12 | Emma Reynolds
    Full title...Mexico police held for 'intentionally firing on armoured car carrying Navy captain and U.S. embassy staff'Twelve Mexican police officers have been detained on suspicion of deliberately opening fire on an armoured car and wounding two U.S. embassy employees. The incident has put a strain on U.S./Mexican relations and turned the spotlight back on serious problems inside Mexico's premier law-enforcement agency. Officials offered sketchy accounts of the shooting that do not address the reason Mexican federal police opened fire on Friday on the vehicle, which had diplomatic licence plates and was carrying a Mexican Navy captain.
  • Mexican police officers detained over shooting of U.S. diplomatic vehicle

    08/27/2012 11:00:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 1 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August. 28, 2012
    (CNN) -- A Mexican judge has ordered the detention of 12 federal police officers accused of opening fire on a U.S. diplomatic vehicle south of the capital last week. Under the judge's order, the officers will be held for 30 days, Jose Luis Manjarrez, a spokesman for the Mexican Attorney-General's Office, said Monday. They will be transferred to Mexico City from the state of Morelos, where they are being held, he said. The 12 officers are under investigation in relation to five charges, including attempted murder, according to one of their lawyers, Marco Aurelio Gonzalez. Following the shooting incident Friday,...
  • Iran: We Will 'Confront' New EU Sanctions

    07/01/2012 4:27:22 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1 July 2012 | Nasser Karimi
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has stored up imports and hard currency for a "battle" against "dastardly" EU sanctions, officials said Sunday, the day that the measures aimed at pressuring the Islamic Republic over its controversial nuclear program take effect. Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said the country has stockpiled the population's daily needs to reduce the impact of the embargo hitting the oil and banking sectors. "Today, we are facing the heaviest of sanctions and we ask people to help officials in this battle," Rahimi was quoted by state television's website as saying at a religious conference. He said...
  • North Korea announces plan to launch long-range rocket mounted with satellite

    03/16/2012 1:58:15 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2012 | AP
    North Korea announced plans Friday to blast a satellite into space on the back of a long-range rocket, a provocative move that could jeopardize a weeks-old agreement with the U.S. exchanging food aid for nuclear concessions. The North agreed to a moratorium on long-range launches as part of the deal with Washington, but it argues that its satellite launches are part of a peaceful space program that is exempt from any international disarmament agreements. The U.S., South Korea and other critics say the rocket technology overlaps with belligerent uses and condemn the satellite program as a disguised way of testing...
  • US Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack

    09/09/2011 6:05:01 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 88 replies · 2+ views
    By AFP ^ | 09-09-11
    SEOUL - A US military reconnaissance plane came under electronic attack from North Korea and had to make an emergency landing during a major military exercise in March, a political aide said Friday. The aide said the plane suffered disturbance to its GPS system due to jamming signals from the North's southwestern cities of Haeju and Kaesong as it was taking part in the annual US-South Korea drill, Key Resolve.
  • Mexican military kills U.S. motorist at checkpoint, officials say

    08/23/2010 5:43:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/23/2010
    Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A U.S. citizen was shot to death Sunday in a confrontation with the Mexican military at a checkpoint in Guerrero state, U.S. and Mexican officials said Monday. U.S. officials said they have received conflicting reports as to whether Joseph Steven Proctor, 32, fired at the Mexican military first. Proctor died, the U.S. State Department said, when he either tried to drive through the roadblock and the military shot at him or he opened fire as he drove through the checkpoint and soldiers shot back. Records indicate Proctor recently lived in the metro Atlanta, Georgia, area...
  • BREAKING: Multiple Ranches in Laredo Texas Taken Over By Los Zetas (HOAX)

    07/24/2010 8:46:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 282 replies · 11+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/24/2010 | Digger
    ... The ranches are said to be "near Mines Rd. and Minerales Rd. about 10 miles NW of I-35". Whether it is lone members or squads is not certain. Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches. The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable...
  • Agents feared Mexican drug cartel attack on border dam

    06/03/2010 6:24:39 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies · 697+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 06/03/10 | DANE SCHILLER and JAMES PINKERTON
    An alleged plot by a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a dam along the Texas border — and unleash billions of gallons of water into a region with millions of civilians — sent American police, federal agents and disaster officials secretly scrambling last month to thwart such an attack, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Whether or not the cartel, which is known to have stolen bulk quantities of gunpowder and dynamite, could have taken down the 5-mile-long Falcon Dam may never be known since the attack never came to pass. It may have been derailed by a stepped-up presence by the...
  • S. Korea: Police crack down on rumor mongering

    06/01/2010 8:33:42 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 253+ views
    Seoul police yesterday were trying to identify the origins of printouts and Internet messages that questioned the conclusion of the multinational investigation into the cause of the warship Cheonan’s sinking. Lawmaker Song Young-sun released a satellite image of North Korea’s Bipagot naval base from Google Earth, refuting the North’s assertion it does not have salmon-class submarines. Song said six salmon-class subs can be seen in the image According to the police in Nowon District, northeastern Seoul, dozens of printouts have been distributed calling for a reinvestigation into the sinking and demanding key evidence to reveal the real truth. Titled “We...
  • Video Report of Mexican Pirates Chasing American Pro Bass Fisherman In American Waters

    05/30/2010 12:34:06 AM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 19 replies · 896+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 5/29/10 | Chuck Wolk
    We have all read the reports about the Somali pirates taking merchant ships and oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden and now even Thai fishermen in the Indian Ocean to hold for ransom.  Well it would seem that such pirate activity is something that could only happen in lawless places like Somalia.  However, right here in America many citizens of this country are now under assault from pirates who are operating with virtual impunity as they steal cash and electronics from Americans just wanting to fish on Falcon Lake between the American and Mexican border.  All along America's...
  • South Koreans display wreckage of sunken patrol ship

    05/19/2010 11:10:47 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 51 replies · 1,174+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 19, 2010 | Ashley Rowland
    PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — Investigators let media have a look at the wreckage of the Cheonan on Wednesday, the day before South Korea was to formally announce that a North Korea torpedo sank the South Korean patrol ship. The wreckage of the March 26 sinking was retrieved from the Yellow Sea near the maritime border between the two Koreas and hauled to South Korea’s Second Fleet Command base in Pyeongtaek. Yoon Duk-yong, an investigator with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, told reporters Wednesday that evidence from the recovered pieces of the ship points to a torpedo attack....
  • [S. Korea: Cheonan] Torpedo’s Serial Number Found to be in N. Korean Typeface (smoking gun)

    05/18/2010 6:32:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 53 replies · 1,826+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/19/10 | Ju Yongjung & Ryu Yongwon
    /begin my excerpts Torpedo's Serial Number Found to be in N. Korean Typeface Ju Yongjung Ryu Yongwon, military affairs reporter 2010.05.19 03:00 An intact pair of 'torpedo propellers’ recovered, engraving style analyzed ... U.S. and Australian experts also agree (Torpedo) exploded 3 meters under the turbine room... Cheonan's lost engine room found Government source said on May 18, "Cheonan was sunk by a torpedo and we found a smoking gun that proves that it is made in N. Korea, after intensive investigation in recent days by civilian-military team." The investigation team recently recovered relatively intact torpedo propellers on the sea...
  • S. Korea: Cheonan's Bow Salvaged(many photos)

    04/24/2010 8:05:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 99 replies · 5,834+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/24/10
    S. Korea: Cheonan's Bow Salvaged
  • North Korea torpedoed South's navy ship

    04/21/2010 8:03:41 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 48 replies · 1,135+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/10 | Jack Kim
    South Korea's military believes a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine sank its navy ship last month, based on intelligence gathered jointly with the United States, a news report said on Thursday. The Yonhap news agency report appears to be the clearest sign yet that Seoul blames Pyongyang for the sinking, thought to have killed 46 sailors in what would be one of the deadliest incidents between the rivals since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.
  • U.S. consulate bombed in Mexico [the Obama faction and their media flacks silent]

    04/12/2010 7:00:25 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 18 replies · 915+ views
    Examiner ^ | April 12, 2010 | Jim Kouri
    ExaminerApril 12, 2010Jim KouriA bombing incident at a U.S. consulate in Mexico received very little news media attention and absolutely no response from President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Attorney General Eric Holder. An explosion occurred at the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo in Mexico on Saturday morning. A small bomb was thrown over the wall of the consulate but there were no casualties reported by U.S. or Mexican authorities. The attack in the Mexican border city was the latest alleged attack by Mexican drug gangs who are targeting the U.S. due to American law enforcement assisting...
  • Mexican 'hit team' murders US worker

    03/14/2010 12:02:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,456+ views
    AFP ^ | March 15, 2010
    SUSPECTED drug cartel "hit teams" have murdered an American consular employee and her husband in a Mexican border city and killed the husband of another consular official in two separate attacks. The victims came under fire in separate locations while driving in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez on Saturday... "The attacks resulted in three fatalities - two American citizens and one Mexican citizen," After the slayings, the State Department announced that US diplomats working in consulates along Mexico's northern border had been authorised to send family members home because of security concerns.
  • Ft.Hood: House Resolution 895. Live on Fox News

    11/06/2009 8:49:36 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 1,586+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-6-09 | n/a
    http://interactive.foxnews.com/livestream/live.html
  • US tracking suspicious ship from NKorea

    06/19/2009 1:53:24 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 1,246+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/19/2009 | Associated Press
    The U.S. military is tracking a ship from North Korea that may be carrying illicit weapons, the first vessel monitored under tougher new United Nations rules meant to rein in and punish the communist government following a nuclear test, officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he has ordered additional protections for Hawaii just in case North Korea launches a long-range missile over the Pacific Ocean. The suspect ship could become a test case for interception of the North's ships at sea, something the North has said it would consider an act of war. Officials said the U.S. is...
  • Japan warns that North Korea may fire missile at U.S. on Independence Day

    06/18/2009 3:36:00 PM PDT · by fontoon · 141 replies · 7,862+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18th June 2009 | Mail online
    North Korea may launch a long-range ballistic missile towards Hawaii on American Independence Day, according to Japanese intelligence officials. The missile, believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles, would be launched in early July from the Dongchang-ni site on the north-western coast of the secretive country. Intelligence analysts do not believe the device would be capable of hitting Hawaii's main islands, which are 4,500 miles from North Korea. Details of the launch came from the Japan's best-selling newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun. Both Japanese intelligence and U.S. reconnaissance satellites have collated information pointing to the launch,...
  • Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated by Spies

    04/07/2009 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 173 replies · 6,558+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 8, 2009 | SIOBHAN GORMAN
    WASHINGTON -- Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials. The spies came from China, Russia and other countries, these officials said, and were believed to be on a mission to navigate the U.S. electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven't sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try during a crisis or war.
  • Mexican soldiers crossed clear line

    10/13/2008 8:09:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies · 2,865+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/14/2008 | Jerry Seper
    The nation's border czar has concluded that Mexican soldiers who held a U.S. Border Patrol agent at gunpoint in August did so after bypassing a barbed-wire fence and other clearly visible barriers to cross into the United States, contradicting claims by the State Department and the Mexican government that the soldiers were simply lost. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner W. Ralph Basham, in a private letter to the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., described the Aug. 3 border incident as a "potential lethal encounter involving four Mexican armed military soldiers north of the international...
  • Video: Georgian TV reporter shot by Russian sniper

    08/14/2008 12:34:29 PM PDT · by Havok · 42 replies · 761+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 20:27pm on 14.08.08 | thisislondon.co.uk
    This is the dramatic moment a TV reporter was shot by a sniper as she reported live from war-torn Georgia. Tamara Urushadze took a bullet to her left arm in the flashpoint town of Gori as Russian forces continued their illegal occupation. Bravely, or foolishly, the 32-year-old brunette continued her report after a few moments as other journalists and aid workers dashed for cover.
  • Bombs fall despite halt in conflict

    08/12/2008 9:05:43 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 7 replies · 115+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 12, 2008 | Simon Shuster
    GEORGIA'S prime minister says he wants more evidence of a Russian halt to military operations after Russian fighter jets continued to bomb Georgian villages. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said early on Tuesday he had ordered an end to military operations in Georgia. But Georgian Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze said Russian jets were still targeting civilians. "Despite the Russian president's claims earlier this morning that military operations against Georgia have been suspended, at this moment, Russian fighter jets are bombarding two Georgian villages outside South Ossetia," Mr Gurgenidze said. He said the Kremlin's statement that it had ceased military operations was...
  • President Bush to Make Statement on Georgia-Russia Crisis at 5:15 p.m. EDT

    08/11/2008 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Scythian · 464 replies · 2,069+ views
    Headline only so far on fox news ...
  • Border patrol agent held at gunpoint

    08/06/2008 7:59:44 AM PDT · by homeguard · 95 replies · 302+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 6, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to Mexico without incident when backup agents responded to assist. Agents assigned to the Border Patrol station at Ajo, Ariz., said the Mexican soldiers crossed the international border in an isolated area about 100 miles southwest of Tucson and pointed rifles at the agent, who was not identified.
  • Yemen grants house arrest to Cole attack planner

    10/26/2007 3:43:42 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 88+ views
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | Oct 26, 2007
    Yemen grants house arrest to Cole attack planner Reuters Yemen has commuted to house arrest the prison term of a mastermind of al Qaeda's 2000 bombing of a U.S. Navy vessel after he surrendered to Yemeni authorities, his relatives said on Friday. Relatives told Reuters they were allowed to visit Jamal Badawi at his home in the southern port city of Aden while under police surveillance. Details of the decision to release Badawi from prison were not known. But a Yemeni government official who asked not to be identified said the militant remained "under close scrutiny and control of the...
  • Grandmother in first Hamas suicide attack in two years (Reuters)

    11/24/2006 2:56:21 AM PST · by quesney · 17 replies · 676+ views
    Reuters ^ | Reuters
    A Palestinian grandmother blew herself up in the Gaza Strip, lightly wounding three Israeli soldiers, in the first suicide attack claimed by Hamas in almost two years. The mother of nine and grandmother of 41 became the oldest Palestinian suicide bomber at the age of 57, approaching troops operating to curb daily rocket attacks, the army said. "Troops saw a woman approaching them in a suspicious manner and identified her carrying an explosive device," a spokeswoman said of the incident in the northern town of Jabaliya. "They then threw a stun grenade in her direction but she managed to blow...
  • Iranians Training Qaeda Terrorists to Attack Our GIs

    11/21/2006 6:40:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 908+ views
    nysun.com ^ | Nov 13, 2006 | CON COUGHLIN
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards are training hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters to carry out attacks against coalition forces throughout the Middle East. The Iranian government has been providing a safe haven for fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terror group since they were forced to flee Afghanistan in late 2001. ... The decision to allow Al Qaeda fighters to train in Iran was made by President Ahmadinejad as part of his policy of attempting to forge closer links with Mr. bin Laden's organization. The training of Al Qaeda operatives is part of a wider Iranian ambition: to take control...
  • Chinese Hackers Hit Commerce Department

    10/07/2006 11:29:55 PM PDT · by rsmoot · 10 replies · 541+ views
    Information Week ^ | October 6, 2006 02:03PM | Gregg Keizer
    The federal governments Commerce Department admitted Friday that heavy attacks on its computers by hackers working through Chinease servers have forced the bureau responsible for granting export licenses to lock down Internet access for more than a month. Hundreds of computers must be replaced to cleanse the agency of malicious code including rootkits and spyware.
  • Three Iranian Factories 'Mass-Produce Bombs To Kill British In Iraq'

    08/19/2006 6:10:50 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-20-2006 | Toby Harnden
    Three Iranian factories 'mass-produce bombs to kill British in Iraq' Toby Harnden in Washington (Filed: 20/08/2006) Three factories in Iran are mass-producing the sophisticated roadside bombs used to kill British soldiers over the border in Iraq, it has been claimed. The lethal bombs are being made by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps at ordnance factory sites in Teheran, according to opponents of the country's theocratic regime. Designed to penetrate heavy armour, the devices being manufactured in Iran involve the use of "explosively formed projectiles" or EFPs, also known as shaped charges, often triggered by infra-red beams. The weapons can pierce...
  • Iran: We supplied Zelzal-2 to Hizbullah

    08/04/2006 11:43:32 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 61 replies · 2,602+ views
    JPost.com ^ | 8/4/2006 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    Iran admitted for the first time on Friday that it did indeed supply long-range Zelzal-2 missiles to Hizbullah. Secretary-general of the "Intifada conference" Mohtashami Pur told an Iranian newspaper that Iran transferred the missiles so that they could be used to defend Lebanon, Channel 1 reported. The extent of Iran's intimate involvement in Hizbullah attacks is starting to emerge. According to the defense establishment, the reason Hizbullah has not fired long-range Iranian-made Fajr missiles at Israel is due to Teheran's opposition. Israel now understands that without direct orders from the ayatollahs, Hizbullah is not allowed to use Iranian missiles in...
  • No Ordinary Counterfeit [North Korean $100 Bills]

    07/23/2006 8:19:04 AM PDT · by aculeus · 95 replies · 3,697+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 23, 2006 | By STEPHEN MIHM
    On Oct. 2, 2004, the container ship Ever Unique, sailing under a Panamanian flag from Yantai, China, berthed in the Port of Newark. [snip] ... F.B.I. and Secret Service agents, acting as part of a sting operation, gathered around the container and cracked it open ... they found counterfeit $100 bills worth more than $300,000, secreted in false-bottomed compartments. The counterfeits were nearly flawless. They featured the same high-tech color-shifting ink as genuine American bills and were printed on paper with the same precise composition of fibers. The engraved images were, if anything, finer than those produced by the United...