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  • Mums the word on border - Agent suspended for speaking to Congressman during unannounced visit

    09/27/2006 10:58:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,322+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/27/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Congressmen who visit the U.S.-Mexico border unannounced are being monitored by the Department of Homeland Security, and at least one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been suspended for speaking to a congressman without first getting supervisory clearance, according to documents obtained by the Daily Bulletin. Congressional representatives interviewed by the Daily Bulletin said they were unaware until recently that Border Patrol agents were required to file Significant Incident Reports -- normally used for shootings and other serious border incidents -- when congressional representatives made unannounced visits this summer along the U.S.-Mexico border. A second document obtained by the...
  • San Diego border agent pleads guilty to smuggling people

    09/14/2006 4:41:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 484+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/14/06 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    A former border inspector pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting cash bribes and luxury cars in exchange for allowing smugglers to sneak hundreds of illegal immigrants from Mexico into the U.S. through a busy San Diego crossing. Richard Elizalda, 55, a 10-year veteran border inspector for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, admitted to one count of accepting bribes as a public official and two counts of bringing illegal aliens into the country for financial gain stemming from a 15-count indictment in January. He faces up to 35 years in prison and $820,000 in fines. Elizalda sent text messages directing drivers to...
  • Border Patrol agent fatally shoots man rock-throwing man

    08/27/2006 9:07:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 116 replies · 2,477+ views
    YUMA, Ariz. -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a man who was throwing rocks at officers from the Mexican side of the border late Saturday, officials said. The incident began after agents spotted a suspicious vehicle near the Andrade Port of Entry west of the California-Arizona border, just north of the international border and alongside the Colorado River. The driver fled and then tried to swim across a pond along the river in an effort to return to Mexico, the agency said in a press release. But the man began to struggle to stay afloat and agents threw...
  • Ex-NHL agent arrested on sex charges: used position of trust to prey on boys, girls, police say

    08/23/2006 6:05:51 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 2 replies · 362+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | Wednesday, August 23, 2006 | Gary Dimmock and Andrew Seymour
    Ex-NHL agent arrested on sex charges David Frost used position of trust to prey on boys, girls, police say Gary Dimmock and Andrew Seymour CanWest News Service Wednesday, August 23, 2006 OTTAWA -- David Frost, the former NHL agent who was once the target of a foiled U.S. murder-for-hire plot hatched by one of his star players, woke up this morning in jail on charges that he sexually exploited four boys and three girls, aged 14 to 16, across a six-year period ending in 2001. The disgraced coach and mentor-turned-NHL-agent for onetime big leaguers like Mike Danton and Sheldon...
  • US Border Patrol Action Alert!

    08/08/2006 6:59:51 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 48 replies · 2,328+ views
    8/7/2006
    US Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos attorney is Mary Stillinger (article at the end of this email) http://www.marystillingerlaw.com/index.jsp (915) 544-0415 I just spoke with Attorney Mary Stillinger's legal assistant, Ruth. She said that the U.S. Border Patrol Agents are scheduled for their sentencing on August 22nd. Ruth said IF WE SEND LETTERS stating the border patrol agents have been wrongly accused THAT ATTORNEY MARY STILLINGER CAN USE OUR LETTERS WHEN SHE GOES BEFORE THE JUDGE on August 22nd. Letters could be helpful for both the sentencing and the appeal in this case, she said. I have been researching this issue...
  • Convicted border agent tells his story

    08/06/2006 10:57:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 131 replies · 3,050+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/6/06 | Sara A. Carter
    EL PASO, Texas - Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos could hear his heart racing. He could feel the dry, hot dust burning against his skin as he chased a drug trafficker trying to flee back into Mexico. Ramos' fellow agent, Jose Alonso Compean, was lying on the ground behind him, banged up and bloody from a scuffle with the much-bigger smuggler moments earlier. Suddenly the smuggler turned toward the pursuing Ramos, gun in hand. Ramos, his own weapon already drawn, shot at him, though the man was able to flee into the brush and escape the agents. Now, nearly 18...
  • CA: Border agent gets 5 years for smuggling

    07/28/2006 12:03:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 564+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/28/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO - A Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling more than 100 illegal immigrants into the U.S. from Mexico, some of them in his government truck, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison. Prosecutors had asked for about three years, but U.S. District Judge John A. Houston decided a stiffer punishment was required for 29-year-old Oscar Antonio Ortiz. "You violated the sacred trust of your comrades," the judge said. "As a link in the chain, they depended on you." The corruption case is one in a spate involving Border Patrol agents at a time when the agency is...
  • Agent Overcomes IED Injuries, Returns to Duty

    07/20/2006 4:14:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 305+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Master Sgt. Mitch Gettle
    WASHINGTON, July 20, 2006 — The morning of Feb. 20 was like any other for Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Adele Loar, who was assigned to the Strategic Counterintelligence Directorate in Baghdad, Iraq. Her mission, along with the joint team assembled there, was to gather information from Iraqi civilian sources to ascertain current threats to coalition forces. Performing a mission for which she is trained and one that she loves, Loar said it did not matter when or where she worked or the dangers she might face. She especially reveled in the opportunity to be working on...
  • Agent Who Lead Bin Laden Hunt Criticises CIA

    07/08/2006 3:40:21 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-8-2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Agent who led Bin Laden hunt criticises CIA Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Saturday July 8, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The man who led America's hunt for Osama bin Laden has said the CIA was wrong to disband the only unit devoted entirely to the terrorist leader's pursuit - just at a time when al-Qaida is reasserting its influence over global jihad. Shutting down the Bin Laden unit squandered 10 years of expertise in the war on terror, said Michael Scheuer, who founded the unit in 1995 and arguably knows more about Bin Laden than any other western intelligence official. He...
  • From Russia with agent 90-60-90

    06/11/2006 2:36:52 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 14 replies · 1,445+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | June 11, 2006 | MURDO MACLEOD
    RUSSIA has come up with its own answer to James Bond in the shape of a glamorous all-action female spy.The blockbuster film Beautiful is due to be released this autumn - at the same time as Daniel Craig makes his debut as 007 in Casino Royale - and is being seen as part of an attempt to lift the nation's confidence and improve the battered reputation of its security services. The Russian media have already styled the film and the action heroine as their post-communist equivalent to Bond. In a play on his 007 code name, the actress has been...
  • CA: Second border agent held on bribery charges (CBP Chula Vista)

    06/08/2006 8:06:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,419+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/8/06 | O'Nell Soto
    For the second time this week, a border inspector was arrested and charged with waiving smugglers into the country in exchange for bribes. Customs and Border Protection Inspector Richard Elizalda of Chula Vista was indicted Friday, along with seven other people, on conspiracy and other charges. The indictment was unsealed Thursday. Authorities said smugglers bribed Elizalda with cash and a Lexus automobile to allow them to use his lane at the San Ysidro border crossing to bring illegal immigrants and marijuana into the United States. Another inspector was brought into San Diego federal court Wednesday on similar charges. Authorities said...
  • CBRN trains against chemical agent attacks in Al Anbar desert

    05/09/2006 6:34:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 363+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Raymie G. Cruz
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 9, 2006) -- The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted training April 25, in Al Asad, Iraq, to enhance their skills under varied conditions. The CBRN Marines have in place an incident response team to deal with situations that involve the use of the four agents. "We've taken traditional Nuclear, Biological and Chemical doctrine and modified it for use in a nontraditional NBC threat environment," said Sgt. Chad W. Jenkins, response team leader, CBRN, from Portland, Ore. "Here, we have to stay ready to defend...
  • N. Korea: Kim Young-nam's Abductor Now Free in S.Korea(another twist in Yokota saga)

    04/13/2006 10:41:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 994+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/14/06
    Kim Young-nam's Abductor Now Free in S.Korea The North Korean agent who kidnapped Kim Young-nam from South Korea in 1978 now lives in Seoul and has his own business, it was revealed Thursday. Kim was this week identified as the man North Korea says was married to the famous Japanese abductee Megumi Yokota. In a divided nation, his abductor Kim Gwang-hyun lives comfortably in the South while his victim is stuck in the repressive North as an instructor of spies who will be dispatched to the South. Kim Gwang-hyun kidnapped Kim Young-nam, then a high school student who was on...
  • BILL THE LOBBYIST

    03/06/2006 6:47:52 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 4,053+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 6, 2006 | DICK MORRIS
    BUBBA AN AGENT FOR DUBAI? IS Bill Clinton serving as a lobbyist and public-rela tions guru to the government of Dubai? It sure looks like it. He's been paid a pretty penny by Dubai's rulers... The whole affair raises disclosure questions for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, too. While publicly opposing the port deal, she privately benefits from her husband's Dubai-related income. Published reports indicate that that Clinton has been directly advising top Dubai officials over the past two weeks on how to overcome negative public opinion and congressional resistance to the takeover of six U.S. ports by DP World ......
  • DUBAI DUETS

    03/05/2006 9:25:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 19 replies · 1,173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/6/06 | Washington Prowler
    DUBAI DUETS Late Friday, Department of Justice lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel were attempting to determine if former President Bill Clinton had registered as an "Agent of a Foreign Principal." Federal statute requires that anyone -- even a former President -- doing political or public affairs work on behalf of a foreign country, agency or official must register with the Department, and essentially update his status every six months. It was not clear the Clinton had done so. If his status is less clear, here is what we do know: If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not know...
  • Moscow wants you - as a double agent

    02/07/2006 4:20:57 PM PST · by lizol · 23 replies · 679+ views
    AFP via IOL ^ | February 07 2006
    Moscow wants you - as a double agent February 07 2006 at 10:49PM Moscow - Russia's secret services made an offer Tuesday they hope that readers of their website will not be able to refuse - work as a double agent. The Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the successor to the Soviet KGB, posted the advertisement on its site www.fsb.ru. "Russian citizens cooperating with foreign spies can contact the Russian FSB on a confidential telephone line to become double agents," the message read. Russian law allows for charges to be dropped against anyone helping the security services in their...
  • FBI Agent Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Resign (false statements about gifts/trips)

    11/29/2005 2:33:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 553+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/29/05 | AP
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An FBI agent accused of lying about two trips to Las Vegas that were paid for by an informant pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor and agreed to resign from the bureau. Erik Blowers, once the chief legal counsel and ethics adviser for the FBI office in Charlotte, pleaded guilty to making a false report. Blowers, 40, originally faced a felony charge of making a false statement for failing to report thousands of dollars in gifts and travel expenses paid for by homebuilder David Simonini. The FBI agent took two trips to Las Vegas in 2000 with...
  • CA: Judge overrules bond for engineer accused of being China agent

    11/29/2005 9:18:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 448+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11/29/05 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    SANTA ANA – A federal judge on Monday overruled another judge's decision to grant release on bond to a U.S. defense technology engineer charged with being an unregistered agent for China. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney said he recognized strong character evidence supporting the release of engineer Chi Mak but that the nature of the charge and alleged activities made it impossible to grant bond. Mak, his wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, and his brother, Tai Wang Mak, were indicted on a charge of being unregistered agents for China. All have pleaded not guilty. Investigators allege that Chi Mak, 65,...
  • CA: Immigration agent charged with elder abuse, identity theft

    11/10/2005 7:49:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 455+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/10/05 | Mark Krasnowski - CNS
    LOS ANGELES – A recently hired federal immigration agent in San Diego has been charged with financial elder abuse, identity theft and attempted grand theft in connection with an alleged scheme to take over ownership of his uncle's house, officials said Thursday. Juan Carlos Cortes-Garcia, 34, of National City, who is an agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant filed in Los Angeles. His bail was set at $175,000. He is expected to be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court next week on the 10-count complaint, which includes five forgery counts, filed against him....
  • The Rove/Plame Brouhaha: Exactly what DOES the law say?

    10/28/2005 6:06:52 PM PDT · by Yanni.Znaio · 5 replies · 347+ views
    hotelsierra.blogspot.com ^ | July 15, 2005 | Yanni Znaio
    The Rove/Plame Brouhaha: Exactly what DOES the law say? There are two parts you have to look at: 50 USC 421 and 50 USC 426.(Corrected- I originally posted 15 USC in error.) I'm going to put them up in reverse order because § 426 is where the term "covert agent" is defined (see (4) and § 421 is the law concerning "Protection of identities of certain United States undercover intelligence officers, agents, informants, and sources" to which these definitions apply. TITLE 50 > CHAPTER 15 > SUBCHAPTER IV > § 426 § 426. Definitions For the purposes of this subchapter:...
  • Drug Company Coverups Revealed! Why Big Pharma doesn't want you to be healthy

    10/24/2005 1:42:28 AM PDT · by lollimama003 · 4 replies · 416+ views
    Google | Madison | Brian
    I just completed this fantastic new "prescription thriller" novel, called "Carmen Piper and the Protest". It was released earlier this year after the Vioxx scandal. I wonder if a person could be sued for the claims made in this book, names are actually named! It's mystery suspense fiction, but it centers around fact-based events surrounding the Food and Drug Administration's financial ties to the pharmaceutical companies. I don't wanna give any spoilers, but you can expect to find a few surprises about Big Pharma. This book is very intelligent, full of cliffhangers, really fresh and witty, and very entertaining and...
  • Alisa's Hollywood Flameout

    10/13/2005 9:45:25 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 396+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Oct. 13, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    I pick up a copy of the NY Times yesterday, and read an arts brief with the headline "Diversity Still a Problem For Hollywood Writers." ... A few minutes after reading this story, I get a call from my TV agent at ICM, telling me that the new management of Lifetime is not very interested in The Dirty Girls Social Club TV show. That, in fact, they wanted to "kill" it immediately, but that they are willing to listen to a re-pitch. That means that even though Lifetime owns the option for now (meaning I can't do anything with it)...
  • CA: Border Patrol agent kills suspect who grabs gun

    10/02/2005 5:07:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 779+ views
    SAN DIEGO – A man who was shot by a Border Patrol agent in Otay Mesa early Sunday as he grappled for the officer's gun has died at a hospital, authorities said. The shooting in the 2300 block of Roll Drive happened about 2:15 a.m., as the officer tried to get a motorist out of an SUV, San Diego police homicide Lt. Kevin Rooney said. The officer had spotted the Chevy Suburban driving in the area of Roll and Siempre Viva Road and became suspicious because of reports that a Suburban had been seen in the area picking up suspected...
  • State Security Forces agent killed in Iran town

    08/28/2005 7:50:13 AM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 3 replies · 204+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | Sat. 27 Aug 2005 | No Author cited
    Tehran, Iran, Aug. 27 – An agent of Iran’s State Security Forces was killed in the town of Tonekabon, northern Iran, early Thursday morning, Iran’s press reported on Saturday. The incident occurred at one in the morning when two SSF agents attempted to detain a young man, the hard-line daily Kayhan wrote. It quoted Hojjatoleslam Najafi, head of the ideological-politico branch of the SSF in Tonekabon as saying that the SSF officer, identified as Mehdi Fahimi, was stabbed several times by a man called as Mehrdad Susan. The paper did not mention on what grounds Susan was being arrest or...
  • Who is Air America?

    08/20/2005 12:37:16 AM PDT · by gpapa · 18 replies · 2,738+ views
    Various | August 19, 2005 | gpapa
    Who is Air America? Vanity A summary of some of the key persons involved in the Air-A scandals, and their friends, August 19, 2005 Some of you out there probably have located most of this information before. The following is based on a series of emails I sent to Michelle Malkin and Radio Equalizer over the last few days. I am sure others have sent them similar items, as well as posting them at FR. [My comments are in brackets; some key names, dates, places, organizations and links are highlighted in bold letters] [Michelle Malkin and Radio Equalizer (Brian Maloney)...
  • CA: Border agent said to also be smuggler

    08/05/2005 8:17:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 598+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 8/5/05 | Onell R. Soto and Leslie Berestein
    A Mexican man who used a fake U.S. birth certificate to get into the Border Patrol was helping to smuggle illegal immigrants, authorities said yesterday. Oscar Antonio Ortiz, 28, an El Cajon-based Border Patrol agent on administrative leave, was arrested yesterday and charged in San Diego federal court with falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen. He also is charged with conspiring with another Border Patrol agent to smuggle immigrants and is scheduled to be arraigned in U.S. District Court this morning. There is no indication in court records that the other agent, who was not identified, has been arrested....
  • FBI counterterror agent visits N.Y. mosque

    07/29/2005 3:14:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 945+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/29/05 | Michael Weissenstein - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - The burly FBI agent in the pinstriped suit stepped to the front of the mosque and looked out over a sea of Pakistani men in white kufi caps and women in brightly colored headscarves. "A-salaam aleikum," said Charles Frahm, special agent-in-charge of the FBI's New York counterterrorism division. "It's a great honor to be here today in the capacity of a friend." Frahm has become a frequent presence in the mosques and social clubs of New York's Arab and Muslim neighborhoods, trying to ease tensions where law-enforcement scrutiny has spawned some anger and much anxiety. On...
  • N. Korean agent on wanted list taught Korean to Japanese abductees

    07/20/2005 6:41:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Kyodo ^ | 07/13/05
    Wednesday July 13, 11:28 PM LEAD: N. Korean agent on wanted list taught Korean to Japanese abductees(Kyodo) _ (EDS: CLARIFYING 6TH GRAF, ADDING INFO IN 7TH GRAF) A former North Korean agent, who is on an international wanted list, taught the Korean language and North Korean philosophy to two Japanese citizens including Megumi Yokota who were abducted to the North in the late 1970s, sources familiar with the issue said Wednesday. Sin Guang Su, the 76-year-old North Korean agent, was in charge of providing education to Yokota and Hitomi Soga at a guesthouse in Pyongyang where the two Japanese were...
  • CA: Retired FBI agent gets probation, fine (Katrina Leung case)

    07/18/2005 7:02:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 574+ views
    AP ^ | 7/18/05 | Linda Deutsch
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A retired FBI agent who pleaded guilty to lying about his affair with a suspected Chinese double agent was sentenced Monday to probation and fined $10,000 after apologizing for his behavior. "I have nobody but myself to blame for being here today," James J. Smith said. "I stand before you ashamed and humiliated by my actions, and all I can do is apologize." Standing before Judge Florence-Marie Cooper, Smith added, "I apologize to your honor, to the court and to the citizens of the United States." Smith, 61, at one time faced up to five years...
  • Plame security breach? It just ain't so, Joe - (Mark Steyn on "PlameGate!")

    07/17/2005 9:57:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,224+ views
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.COM ^ | JULY 18, 2005 | MARK STEYN
    Karl Rove? Please. I couldn't care less. This week finds me thousands of miles from the Beltway in what I believe the ABC World News Tonight map designates as the Rest Of The Planet, an obscure beat the media can't seem to spare a correspondent for. But even if I was with the rest of the navel-gazers inside the Beltway I wouldn't be interested in who ''leaked'' the name of CIA employee Valerie Plame to the press. As her weirdly self-obsesssed husband Joseph C. Wilson IV conceded on CNN the other day, she wasn't a ''clandestine officer'' and, indeed, hadn't...
  • Outing Plame may not have been illegal. What is the prosecutor hunting? (the bigger picture!)

    07/17/2005 8:37:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 210 replies · 6,043+ views
    POST GAZETTE.COM ^ | JULY 17, 2005 | JACK KELLY
    Why is special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald pursuing so zealously the outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, since it is all but impossible to prove that the leaker or leakers committed a crime? So why is Fitzgerald acting like Inspector Javert in "Les Miserables"? The answer may lie in a sentence Walter Pincus of The Washington Post wrote on June 12, 2003. President Bush mentioned the British findings in his State of the Union address in January 2003. In his leaks to Pincus, and earlier to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Wilson claimed Bush knew this was false. The key...
  • The Plame Affair: When is a 'Leak' a Covert Action? - (ex-CBS, Gannett VP sets record straight)

    07/17/2005 6:37:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,357+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 17, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    In journalism, the definition of “leak” suggests that it is applied to government officials who purposely give reporters secret or confidential information in order to publicize something they do not like so that it can be defeated before being voted upon. “Outing” a CIA agent is only a crime if the agent is under cover overseas or has been during the past five years. This law was created to prevent the assassinations of CIA agents on foreign shores as had been caused by Philip Agee in 1978 who listed CIA agents undercover in foreign cities, causing the murder of some....
  • Public urged to 'dump' on Rove's home; Liberal blog says "doo civic duty at Karl's house"

    07/17/2005 1:57:05 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 531+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JULY 17, 2005 | Staff Writer
    As presidential adviser Karl Rove has been under fire for his role in the alleged outing of a CIA employee, a liberal blog is now suggesting people leave a special care package on Rove's lawn -- the gift of excrement. "If you just happen to be passing through, do the considerate thing and bring a small gift. We suggest a special bouquet for our esteemed latter-day Wormtongue," says A Liberal Dose. It then shows a photo of a suggested donation, followed by the observation, "Now wouldn't it be so nice to see Herr Rove's lawn carpeted with such lovely lawn...
  • Rove Trumps Wilson: It's Not Even Close - ("truly tainted, discredited misfit; Wilson!" yes!)

    07/14/2005 9:15:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,810+ views
    DAVID LIMBAUGH.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | DAVID LIMBAUGH
    The Left isn't obsessed with destroying Karl Rove simply because they want to taint President Bush by taking out one of his closest confidants. When they're not focused on their fantasy that Vice President Cheney is the de facto president, they sometimes think Rove is. To destroy Rove is to neuter the Bush presidency. As resolute, effective and visionary as President Bush has been in office, the Left obviously still doesn't consider him the man in charge. Only a superhuman Machiavellian strategist could have engineered this bumbler's unlikely ascension to the presidency. And, anyone capable of facilitating a lightweight's rise...
  • More Bad Faith Political Posturing - (Rove story: deliberately created "Tempest in a Tea Pot!")

    07/14/2005 1:27:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 980+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | GEORGE C. LANDRITH
    If speculation about Supreme Court nominees isn't the biggest story in the Nation's Capitol, allegations that Karl Rove leaked the name of a covert CIA officer is. The ultra-liberal MoveOn.org argues Rove must be fired and investigated. Representative Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y) said Rove "should be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted." Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) called for the immediate cancellation of Rove's security clearances. Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said that Rove should be subjected to a full congressional inquiry. It all sounds pretty serious. That's how political gamesmanship is played - making something of nothing. The game is played by claiming there...
  • ROVE RAGE: HE'S NOT THE VILLAIN - (Rove had info from Libby, who got it from "a journalist!")

    07/14/2005 1:18:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 48 replies · 2,282+ views
    NY POST.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | Staff Writers
    Now, two years later, it's been revealed that, despite his earlier denials, Rove did in fact disclose to at least one journalist, Time magazine's Matt Cooper, that Wilson's wife (whom he did not cite by name) worked for the CIA. That's all the wolves were waiting for: Now they want Rove indicted, convicted, flayed and filleted — and then locked up on Devil's Island. And fired, too. For starters. But what really happened? Did Karl Rove commit a crime? We'll reserve final judgment, pending the outcome of the probe. But it appears not. Every news media organization that filed briefs...
  • Former top CSIS agent backs Chinese defector claims of spies in Australia

    07/06/2005 9:19:56 PM PDT · by Wiz · 3 replies · 322+ views
    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - A former Canadian spymaster has backed claims by a Chinese defector that China maintains an extensive spy network in Australia. The former chief of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's Asia-Pacific Bureau, Michel Juneau-Katsuya, backed the claims of Chen Yonglin, a former employee of the Chinese consulate in Sydney, Australia, in an interview with Australian television late Wednesday. Chen, 37, abandoned his middle-ranking diplomatic post at China's consulate in May and asked for asylum, saying he would be persecuted if he returned home because of his sympathy for the Falun Gong movement, which China brands an evil...
  • So What's the Story on Bob Novak? - (why isn't he facing the same fate as Judith Miller?)

    07/05/2005 5:35:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 37 replies · 1,447+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JULY 5, 2005 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    Columnist Robert Novak has made a career for himself as a human flamethrower for conservative causes. Yet, even Novak appears surprised at the mounting cost of his disclosure in 2003 of the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame. It was classic Novak: a hatchet job directed not at Plame, but at her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV. The firestorm that erupted has consumed millions of dollars in investigation and litigation costs and has wreaked havoc with the career not just of Plame (who had to leave the CIA) but of two reporters who were hauled into court and...
  • Rove Spoke With Time Reporter - (did not "out" Wilson's CIA operative wife, Valerie Plame!)

    07/03/2005 8:25:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 43 replies · 1,758+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JULY 3, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & Staff
    A lawyer for presidential adviser Karl Rove has disclosed that his client spoke with a Time magazine reporter just days before the name of a CIA operative was leaked to the media, but he did not leak the confidential information. Rove attorney Robert Luskin said that Rove did not reveal any secrets, and, furthermore, special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has assured him that the adviser is not a target of his investigation. According to Luskin, Rove spoke to Time reporter Matthew Cooper in July 2003 - a week before media reports revealed the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, the wife...
  • Interview with Iranian poll monitor... in America

    06/18/2005 1:32:33 PM PDT · by Robert Mayer · 2 replies · 396+ views
    Publius Pundit ^ | June 18, 2005 | Robert Mayer
    Overview: According to the document released by the Iranian government, a polling station for the presidential elections in Iran was located near me in Tucson, Arizona at the Southern Arizona Association for Visually Impaired (SAAVI). I drove there around 9am and the receptionist confirmed that, indeed, voting would be from 3pm-7pm. I arrived back on the scene around 4pm with my camera and notepad in hand and entered the polling station. After a brief look around, I asked the man in charge, the “poll monitor,” if I could interview him about the polling process, telling him that I am a...
  • Japan/N. Korea: Spying for the Kims -- ex-agent tells a bit

    06/18/2005 7:46:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 364+ views
    Japan Times ^ | 06/15/05 | ERIC JOHNSTON
    Spying for the Kims -- ex-agent tells a bitBy ERIC JOHNSTON Staff writer OSAKA -- A 62-year-old man who lives in Kobe claims he spent a quarter century as a North Korean spy. The man, who goes by the pseudonym "Isao Sakamoto," said his job wasn't glamorous and didn't involve cloak-and-dagger. He merely provided North Korean officials with information publicly available or gleaned through private conversations with Japanese politicians or figures in the mass media. However, he added that he was proud to be one of a very few Japanese to receive secret-agent training in Pyongyang and to receive medals...
  • Toronto woman 'shocked' to see her personal data in secret Chinese report

    06/18/2005 7:36:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 724+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 06/17/05 | JIM BRONSKILL
    Toronto woman 'shocked' to see her personal data in secret Chinese report JIM BRONSKILL Fri Jun 17, 5:41 PM ET OTTAWA (CP) - A Toronto woman says she was shocked and annoyed to see her personal information in a secret report to Chinese officials. Jillian Ye, a database consultant in suburban Scarborough, found herself at the centre of a storm Friday over allegations of Chinese espionage in Canada. The 39-year-old Ye, a longtime practitioner of Falun Gong, was the subject of a September 2004 report to security officials in China, where many say followers of the ancient meditative practice have...
  • My first post

    05/21/2005 10:12:25 PM PDT · by CyberMom · 268 replies · 3,143+ views
    May 22 | CyberMom
    This is a question from me, not a comment on a published article. (Is this okay?)
  • Agent Provocateur Exposed, Gag Order Imposed (Israel)

    03/28/2005 5:51:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 532+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 28, '05 | staff
    . An agent provocateur seems to have been discovered attempting to entrap members of the Yesha Council by offering them explosives. The episode includes police complicity and use of a gag order. The episode began Wednesday when a student who had been volunteering for the Yesha Council was asked to return the vehicle he had been using to distribute anti-disengagement literature. The “volunteer” handled logistical tasks such as distributing flyers and hanging banners and was therefore loaned a vehicle by the Yesha Council to use for the work. Ohad Bart, the council’s logistical director contacted the volunteer, told him they...
  • Ownership of the NC Real Estate Industry by the NC Legal Industry Out of Control

    03/22/2005 5:57:41 AM PST · by hdrabon · 10 replies · 2,614+ views
    The Monroe Enquirer-Journal ^ | 3/19/05 | Peter J. Hovanec
    Commissioner accuses county manager of sweetheart home deal By PETER J. HOVANEC -- MONROE (March 19, 2005) The latest bout in the ongoing dispute between Union County Commissioner Stony Rushing and county manager Mike Shalati came to a head Monday night when Shalati defended himself, yet again, against a number of allegations. Shalati took the podium near the end of Monday's meeting to respond to allegations of impropriety, which Rushing sent to various investigative organizations, as well as numerous county residents. While Shalati contends that he had to defend his professional reputation, Rushing said he just wants the truth to...
  • Agent who fired wasn't threatened

    02/26/2005 2:47:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 921+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 02/26/05 | Michael Marizco
    Sheriff says he may not have known he'd shot drug backpacker, who died. Criminal investigators have determined that a U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a drug backpacker last Saturday was not being threatened at the time, officials with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department said Friday. The agent, though, may not have known he had shot somebody, said Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada. The dead man, Julio Cesar Yenez Ramirez, 31, from Nogales, Sonora, was shot through the right arm and the bullet pierced his heart and lung, exiting through the left armpit, Estrada said. He...
  • What you will not be hearing Bush say tonight. (Aw, trollie, won't see him no more).

    02/02/2005 9:48:04 AM PST · by digdugfud · 157 replies · 14,934+ views
    The coming economic crisis. Unemployment. Health care for the poor. The almost 1,500 dead soldiers. The almost 100,000 dead Iraqis. Armstrong Williams and Maggie Gallagher. The Christian Conservative takeover of our nation. The missing 9 billion. The missing weapons of mass destruction. The impending invasion of Iran, and Syria. The total failure to protect us on 9-11.
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Private Firms to Chase Delinquent Taxpayers

    12/05/2004 4:49:38 PM PST · by concretebob · 33 replies · 805+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5 December 2004 | Dan Morgan and Albert B. Crenshaw
    When Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) teamed up in September to get the House to pass an amendment blocking the use of private companies to collect back taxes from delinquent taxpayers, it seemed the Bush administration plan might be doomed for at least a year.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!