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  • Video of Attacks on US Border Patrol Agents in San Diego, CA

    12/19/2007 5:56:39 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 11 replies · 134+ views
    The U.S. Border Patrol has released photos of attacks on agents that they say have led to the use of pepper spray and tear gas in Mexican border neighborhoods.
  • Invader at home of U.S. agent found dead

    12/11/2007 2:39:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 66 replies · 713+ views
    Aruzona Daily Star ^ | 12-11-07 | Dale Quinn
    Tucson, Arizona | Published: 12.11.2007 A man found dead on the South Side Sunday morning was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent after he and three other armed intruders burst into the agent's house, an official said Monday. Christian Gomez, 20, and Mark A. Escobar Jr., 19, along with two other intruders burst into the home of an off-duty Border Patrol agent and his family about 4:50 a.m. Sunday, according to police.
  • Coalition Raids Kill One, Net 10 Al Qaeda in Iraq Agents

    10/02/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 75+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2007 – Coalition forces killed one terrorist and detained 10 suspects during a series of raids targeting al Qaeda in Iraq in central and northern Iraq today, officials reported. -- An armed terrorist was killed by coalition troops during a raid targeting al Qaeda in Iraq leaders in Kirkuk. Information found at the site enabled coalition forces to target and capture a suspected al Qaeda leader operating in Tamim province. The detainee is linked to explosively formed penetrator attacks on coalition forces and local car-bombing attacks. -- Coalition forces captured the alleged al Qaeda in Iraq...
  • Civil Disobedience in Pennsylvania, and Cops Arrive at Raw Milk Dairy

    08/10/2007 8:27:04 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 33 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | August 10, 2007 | David E. Gumpert
    The latest battle in the raw milk wars broke out today in south-central Pennsylvania. A group of ten state police and agents from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) descended on the 100-acre Nature’s Sunlight Farm in Newville, and confiscated about $25,000 worth of raw milk products, along with packaging and equipment. Though Pennsylvania is supposedly one of the more liberal states with regard to raw milk distribution, allowing farmers with permits to sell it not only from their farms and in farmers markets, but also in retail establishments, farmers say the...
  • House moves to free Border Patrol agents

    07/25/2007 7:50:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,058+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/07 | Andrew Taylor and Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a move by conservative Republicans to try to set free two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug dealer. After a long, emotional debate, the House voted by voice to block the Bureau of Prisons from keeping former agents Ignacio Ramos and Alonso Compean in federal prison. Ramos and Compean are serving 11- and 12-year federal prison sentences, respectively, for the 2005 shooting of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila on the Texas border near El Paso. The case has caused a furor among conservative lawmakers and on talk radio across the country. The...
  • Wanted: British secret agents [no license to kill granted]

    05/18/2007 8:52:55 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 737+ views
    news24 ^ | 5-18-2007 | Staff Writer
    London - Britain's secretive foreign intelligence service MI6 will take a small step out of the shadows when it places its first-ever advertisement for jobs in The Guardian newspaper on Saturday. Officially the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 did not even officially exist in government records until 1994, but has changed its image in recent years, launching its own website and accepting online job applications. The advertisement in The Guardian, a left-of-centre national newspaper, marks a further break from MI6's shadowy past in an effort to attract a more diverse talent pool - just five percent of the agency's staff, for...
  • Could the Governor’s Plan Put Agents Out of Business? (California Health Insurance)

    05/15/2007 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 778+ views ^ | May 3, 2007 | Leila Morris
    Elements of Governor Schwarzenegger’s health plan proposal are just as big a threat to an agent’s livelihood as Sheila Kuehl’s single-payer legislation, said Alan Katz, president of Insurance Neighborhood and former senior vice president of WellPoint Health Networks. Addressing the Los Angeles Assn. of Health Underwriters recent Pasadena meeting, he said that one provision would require carriers to spend 85% of premium dollars on medical claims, which limits spending on administrative costs. The 15% administrative spending cap would be calculated the same for all of the products regardless of whether it is an HMO or PPO. It would force carriers...
  • Johnny Sutton Interview on PodCast

    05/11/2007 5:57:36 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Pat Gray ^ | 5/11/07 | myself
    Edd Hendee and Pat Gray are scheduled to interview U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in studio at 7:00 today; consider this your “open comment thread” to talk about it while it’s going on and pick it apart afterwards. links to Pat Gray Podcast also.
  • Immigration agents raid Ariz. company

    03/09/2007 5:23:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 594+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/07 | Jacques Billeaud - ap
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Federal authorities on Friday raided a construction company accused of hiring illegal immigrants, detaining eight undocumented workers and arresting several other employees. Scores of agents fanned out in Douglas, along the Mexico border, and in Sierra Vista, about 50 miles northwest, in the raid on Sun Dry Wall & Stucco Inc.'s offices, a foreman's home, the home of a suspected counterfeiter and eight work sites. Company president Ivan Hardt, 44; the firm's human resources manager, Carol Hill, 42; and four other employees were taken into custody on federal counts of conspiring to knowingly hire illegal workers and...
  • U.S. agents under greater attack on Mexico border

    03/08/2007 12:22:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 827+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/07 | Robin Emmott
    LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - Frustrated by tighter security on the U.S.-Mexico border, illegal immigrants and drug traffickers are taking it out on U.S. agents, increasingly attacking them with guns, rocks and petrol bombs. Assaults against Border Patrol officers rose 10 percent to 843 incidents in the year to September 2006 from the same period a year before, officials say. It is also a near three-fold increase from two years previously. Mexican drug cartels, locked in a turf feud and under pressure from an army crackdown, are lashing out at law enforcement officers in Texas. "The attacks against us are becoming...
  • Are Putin's Agents Behind Shooting?

    03/05/2007 7:07:51 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 581+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-6-2007 | Toby Harnden - Adrian Blomfield
    Are Putin's agents behind shooting? By Toby Harnden in Washington and Adrian Blomfield, Moscow Correspondent Last Updated: 2:43am GMT 06/03/2007 Speculation of the involvement of Russian agents intent on silencing opponents to President Vladimir Putin's regime, wherever they may be, has increased with an attempted murder in America and an apparent suicide in Moscow. Alexander Litvinenko, who died last November, was a friend of Paul Joyal On the face of it the two incidents appear to have nothing in common, but Paul Joyal, shot in Adelphi, Maryland, on Saturday, is a friend of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy poisoned...
  • SF Bay Area Rally for JUSTICE! Free Ramos and Compean!

    02/20/2007 12:45:39 AM PST · by rightwingsurfbum · 5 replies · 342+ views
    Support Border Partrol Agents, Ramos and Compean! These men were only doing their important job, protecting Americans! Now they sit in cells as targets for hardened criminals while drug dealers and illegal invaders get immunity and amnesty from our government. Our FEDERAL government is lying, covering up & rebuffing a full investigation by Congress. Mr. Bush is still doing NOTHING! These agents need and deserve a FULL Pardon NOW! WE CAN help them! Please JOIN US at our JUSTICE Rally! Castro Valley Feb. 24th - Saturday 1 – 2 :30 PM Corner of Castro Valley Blvd. / Redwood Rd....
  • Border Patrol agents are the wrong targets

    02/16/2007 10:14:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,121+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/16/07 | Phyllis Schlafly
    With mounting bipartisan criticism from Republican congressmen and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Department of Justice has stepped up an unprecedented public relations campaign to defend its prosecution of former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, now serving 11-and 12-year prison terms. But new facts keep emerging to prove that this prosecution was a gross injustice. CNN judicial expert Jeffrey Toobin described it as “one of the most unusual prosecutions I've ever seen. . . . I am baffled why this case was brought.” So am I. The government prosecuted Ramos and Compean criminally for acts that called...
  • Report: Agents in border shooting lied

    02/07/2007 8:18:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,974+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/07 | Alicia C. Caldwell and Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    EL PASO, Texas - A federal report released Wednesday on the shooting of a suspected drug smuggler by Border Patrol agents concurs with prosecutors that the men failed to report the shooting, destroyed evidence and lied to investigators. Some members of Congress have criticized the case against Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who were fired after their obstruction of justice convictions and have each been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison. Congressional critics, who say the men were doing their jobs when they injured Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila in 2005 near El Paso, had sought the release of...
  • [Arizona & Texas] State Republican Parties Join Calls To Free Border Agents

    02/02/2007 9:04:32 AM PST · by Spiff · 13 replies · 609+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1 February 2007 | Fred Lucas
    State Republican Parties Join Calls To Free Border Agents By Fred Lucas Staff Writer February 01, 2007 ( - A growing number of Republicans are calling on President Bush to pardon two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot and wounded a Mexican man suspected of smuggling drugs into this country. Republican parties in two states have now weighed in on the matter. The case sparked public outrage and prompted three congressional proposals to free agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who this month began serving prison sentences of 11 and 12 years, respectively. At an Arizona Republican Party Convention...
  • CA: Activists Claiming Immigration Agents Posed As Cops

    01/26/2007 9:43:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 681+ views
    KTVU2 ^ | 1/26/07
    RICHMOND -- A Richmond community organizer alleged Friday that federal immigration agents are being deceitful by representing themselves as police officers in order to gain entry to homes and make arrests. Christina Espinosa of Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization, also known as CCISCO, a group of 25 religious organizations, said the tactics of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are jeopardizing efforts by Richmond police to gain the confidence of the city's immigrant community. Espinosa said her group and others have been working with Police Chief Chris Magnus on a community policing program aimed at giving immigrants trust...
  • Group claims Iran has agents in Iraq (National Council of Resistance)

    01/26/2007 9:09:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 386+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/07 | Jamey Keaten - ap
    PARIS - Iran has thousands of paid operatives working in neighboring Iraq, an Iranian opposition group based in France claimed Friday. The National Council of Resistance's allegations could not be independently verified. A press officer at the Iranian Embassy in Paris, speaking on condition of anonymity because of embassy policy, called the claims "completely false" and said Tehran supports stability in the region. The council is the political wing of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, deemed a terrorist organization by the United States. Mohammad Mohaddessin, who heads the foreign affairs committee, alleged that thousands of Iraqis are working on Iran's...
  • Bush Vows To Attack Iranian Agents In Iraq

    01/26/2007 3:21:01 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 445+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-26-2007 | David Blair
    Bush vows to attack Iranian agents in Iraq By David Blair, Diplomatic Correspondent Last Updated: 6:57pm GMT 26/01/2007 President George W Bush escalated his rhetorical attacks on Iran today when he authorised American troops in Iraq to take all necessary steps to combat agents deployed by Teheran. George W Bush: 'If somebody is trying to harm our troops, or killing innocent civilians in Iraq, then we will stop them' The Bush administration believes that Iran is fuelling the insurgency in Iraq by supplying Shia militias with weapons, cash, bomb-making equipment and expertise. A list of 31,690 alleged Iranian agents active...
  • Bush authorises targeting Iranian agents

    01/26/2007 1:04:05 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 649+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 26 January 2007
    US President George W. Bush has authorised the American military to kill or capture Iranian agents active inside Iraq, The Washington Post reported today, citing government and counterterrorism officials with direct knowledge of the plan. The move, approved last year, is aimed at weakening Iran's influence in the region and forcing Tehran to abandon its nuclear program that the West believes is for nuclear weapons and not energy, the newspaper said, citing the unidentified officials. For more than a year, US forces have held dozens of Iranians for a few days, taking DNA samples from some as well as photographs...
  • Invasion USA - Border Agents Sent to Prison

    01/17/2007 4:35:38 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 121 replies · 1,895+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan.17 '07 | Art Moore
    Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, R-Calif., called President Bush a "disgrace" for refusing Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, who were sentenced to 12 years and 11 years respectively in October, a pardon. "This is the worst betrayal of America defenders I have ever seen," Rohrbacher said of the president.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Two Border Patrol Agents who wounded a drug smuggler given 11 and 12 years prison.

    10/19/2006 3:37:27 PM PDT · by no dems · 814 replies · 13,180+ views
    Lou Dobbs / CNN | 10-19-06 | no dems
    <p>It is being reported right now on Lou Dobbs on CNN, that the two Border Patrol Agents who shot and wounded a drug smuggler got 11 and 12 years in prison. The drug smuggler was given immunity to testify against the agents.</p>
  • Border agents denied delay (Oct. 19th sentencing date)

    10/11/2006 10:14:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 123 replies · 2,422+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 10/11/06 | Louie Gilot and Sara Carter
    EL PASO, Texas -- The two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler in the buttocks last year were denied a postponement of their sentencing during a heated court hearing Tuesday. Lawyers for the agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, hope that a congressional hearing to review the case, which has been promised for the week of Nov. 13, would reduce the sentencing guidelines that apply in the case. Mary Stillinger, Ramos' lawyer, said her idea was that the hearings, which have not been formally scheduled by the House Judiciary Committee, could lead to legislation to...
  • Congress looks to step in - Congress letter expresses need for review of agents' case

    09/14/2006 9:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 392+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/14/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Sentencing should be delayed for two Border Patrol agents facing 20 years apiece in jail for shooting a drug smuggler and violating his civil rights, 22 congressmen told the Department of Justice Wednesday. In an official letter, the congressmen asked U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to postpone sentencing and review the case against Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean. "Due to significant concerns over the circumstances surrounding the prosecution of agents Ramos and Compean, the House Judiciary Committee has already recognized the need for a thorough review of this case by calling for congressional hearings and an...
  • CIA Agents Insure Against Torture Lawsuits

    09/11/2006 8:00:42 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-12-2006 | Francis Harris
    CIA agents insure against torture lawsuits By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 12/09/2006) Worried CIA agents are taking out torture insurance as fears grow that they will be targeted by alleged terrorists and their victims in American courts. The £160-a-year policies will provide the spies with about £106,000 in legal costs and about £530,000 towards awards made by the courts if they are sued and lose. The policies cover suits lodged for torture, human rights abuse and professional failings in the lead-up to the September 11 atrocities. CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield told The Washington Post: "It's fair to say that...
  • Leaders push for delay in border agents' case

    09/08/2006 1:27:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 352+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/8/06 | Sara A. Carter
    In an ongoing effort to fully examine the circumstances behind two Border Patrol agents' convictions for shooting a fleeing drug smuggler, congressional leaders called on the Department of Justice on Thursday to suspend sentencing the agents pending a full congressional investigation and hearing into their case. At a news conference in Washington, D.C., Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., and five other congressional representatives asked U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to reopen the case of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean and delay the agents' Oct. 18 sentencing hearing. Ramos and Compean are facing up to 20 years in prison for...
  • Disguises OK'd for terror trial witnesses (Israeli agents against Hamas in Chicago)

    08/31/2006 6:39:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 393+ views ^ | 8/31/06 | Mike Robinson
    Disguises OK'd for terror trial witnessesBy Mike Robinson Associated Press Thursday, August 31, 2006 4:42 PM CDT CHICAGO -- Two Israeli security agents expected to testify at the trial of two men accused of fundraising for the Palestinian militant group Hamas may wear disguises and use aliases on the witness stand, a judge ruled Tuesday. The courtroom will be cleared of everyone but the jury, attorneys, the defendants and their families while the Israeli agents testify, U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve ruled. The ruling came in the case of Muhammad Salah, 53, of suburban Bridgeview and Abdelhaleem Ashquar, 48,...
  • Border agents get congressional support (Feinstein asks Senate Judiciary Committee to review case)

    08/22/2006 9:46:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 910+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/22/06 | Sara A. Carter
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to fully review the case of two Border Patrol agents facing 20 years in prison for violating a drug smuggler's civil rights. Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., went even further, sending a letter to President Bush asking him to personally review the case. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos broke his 18-month silence on his altercation with the drug smuggler, Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Bulletin. His co-worker, Jose Alonso Compean, has been asked by his attorney to not speak to the media while his sentencing hearing...
  • CA: Agents' case prompts call for probe (House Judiciary Committee calls for investigation)

    08/18/2006 9:32:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/18/06 | Sara A. Carter
    The House Judiciary Committee Thursday called for congressional hearings and an investigation into the case of two Border Patrol agents convicted of violating an alleged drug smuggler's civil rights. Congressional leaders asked for the investigation during a House field hearing about border security and immigration in El Paso, Texas, after Andy Ramirez, chairman of the Chino-based Friends of the Border Patrol, presented his opening statement, which included the agents' story. Family members of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, the convicted agents, attended the hearing. The agents, who are free pending their sentencing hearings in September, were not allowed to...
  • Convicted border agents finding a lot of supporters (Letters to Judge are welcome)

    08/13/2006 10:13:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,146+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/13/06 | Sara A. Carter
    A conservative grass-roots organization has gathered nearly 40,000 signatures since Wednesday on a petition to be sent to President Bush on behalf of two Border Patrol agents convicted of violating a drug smuggler's civil rights. Two of the jurors who convicted the agents also are expressing misgivings about the verdict, saying they were pressured by other jury members and the prosecution to reach a quick decision in the case. Grassfire, a nonprofit organization that uses online petitions to affect legislation, has created a special Web link and letter to President Bush for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who were...
  • CA: Support for border agents flood in (Letters to Judge on behalf of agents are welcome)

    08/09/2006 7:32:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 987+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/9/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Hundreds of e-mails and letters from across the country supporting two convicted Border Patrol agents are pouring into a local Border Patrol support organization since the Daily Bulletin reported the agents' story Sunday. Numerous Web sites also are encouraging their users to sign online petitions for a presidential pardon for the two men. Friends of the Border Patrol, a Chino-based non-profit organization that has been following the story of convicted Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alanso Compean, has launched "Pardon the Agents," a national campaign to assist Ramos and Compean. The group also is asking for a congressional...
  • Two former Border Patrol agents plead guilty to bribery

    07/07/2006 7:56:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 349+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/7/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    Two former Border Patrol agents pleaded guilty Friday to accepting nearly $200,000 in bribes for releasing immigrant smugglers and illegal immigrants from federal custody. Mario Alvarez and Samuel McClaren each face up to 18 years in prison when they are sentenced Sept. 29, said U.S. District Judge John Houston. Each pleaded guilty to one count of bribery and one count of filing a false tax return. Alvarez, 45, admitted taking $100,300 from a smuggling organization from June 2003 to March 2006 and underreporting his taxable income as $75,044 in 2004. McClaren, 44, admitted taking $85,940 from the same smuggling organization...
  • Suspect U.S. Border Patrol Agents Resign and Vanish (Brothers, Raul and Fidel Villarreal)

    07/01/2006 9:53:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 2,460+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/1/06 | Richard Marosi
    SAN DIEGO — Two U.S. Border Patrol agents under investigation for allegedly smuggling drugs and immigrants abruptly resigned and went into hiding this week after apparently being tipped off to the probe, according to federal law enforcement sources. The agents — brothers Raul and Fidel Villarreal — were veteran officers who patrolled the border near San Diego and had been under suspicion since last year of smuggling illegal immigrants in their government vehicles, among other allegations, sources said. They did not show up for work Monday and later notified supervisors that they had quit because of a family illness. But...
  • Munitions Found in Iraq Meet WMD Criteria, Official Says

    06/29/2006 7:48:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 58 replies · 2,527+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – The 500 munitions discovered throughout Iraq since 2003 and discussed in a National Ground Intelligence Center report meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, the center's commander said here today. "These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes ... they do constitute weapons of mass destruction," Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee. The Chemical Weapons Convention is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons. It was signed in 1993 and entered into force in 1997. The munitions found...
  • CA: Agents arrest (22) illegal immigrants working for Pendleton contractor

    06/28/2006 3:28:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 573+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 6/28/06 | Thomas Watkins - ap
    SAN DIEGO U.S. agents arrested 22 illegal immigrants Wednesday who worked for a company that provided services to the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. The workers, all Mexican men, were arrested at their homes by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers during an early morning sweep. Agents were looking for 72 illegal workers employed by Burtech Pipeline, Inc., an Encinitas-based business that had a contract at Camp Pendleton, the base near Oceanside that is home to some 40,000 military personnel, ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack said. None of those arrested had worked at Camp Pendleton, but Mack said some of the...
  • Border agents take gunfire; no one injured

    06/15/2006 6:26:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 876+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Alexis Huicochea
    Several Border Patrol agents were fired upon Wednesday evening in Nogales while responding to a call about a vehicle that was entering the country without going through a port of entry, an official said Thursday. Around 7 p.m. Border Patrol agents responded to a report of a silver Mercedes sport utility vehicle driving through the desert in Nogales, said Jesus Rodriguez, a spokesman for the agency's Tucson Sector. As the agents neared the SUV, they were fired upon, he said. One patrol vehicle took rounds to the windshield and the body. The agent in that vehicle fired back as did...
  • Communist priest informers scandal continues

    05/31/2006 9:30:19 AM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 451+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 31.05.06 | Michal Kubicki
    Communist priest informers scandal continues Father Tadeusz Isakowicz has decided not to publish information on priests who he says collaborated with the communist secret services, after being warned of the move by his bishop. Report by Michal Kubicki 31.05.06 Contrary to expectations, one of Poland’s best known priests, former Solidarity chaplain in the Nowa Huta steel works in Krakow, has not published the information from secret service files on the clergy who had collaborated with the communist regime. The decision of Father Tadeusz Isakowicz, who himself was a victim of repression by the secret services, came after a warning from...
  • Tipped off by caller, agents stop 91 entrants; driver runs

    05/20/2006 6:40:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 75 replies · 1,437+ views
    Border Patrol agents discovered 91 illegal entrants who had been smuggled into the country in the back of a panel truck Thursday night southwest of Sonoita, an official said Friday. The Border Patrol received a call around 10 p.m. from someone concerned about possible illegal activity, said Jesus Rodriguez, a spokesman for the agency's Tucson Sector. The caller suspected the truck was picking up illegal entrants. When Border Patrol agents from Nogales and Sonoita pulled the truck over on Arizona 82 around Milepost 26, about 35 miles south of Tucson. the driver got out and ran into the brush, Rodriguez...
  • Taiwanese Man Pleads Guilty in China Arms Plotting

    05/17/2006 12:45:17 PM PDT · by petertare · 2 replies · 294+ views
    FOX ^ | Wednesday, May 17, 2006 | AP
    MIAMI — A Taiwanese businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday to acting as a covert agent for the Chinese government and trying to buy sophisticated military parts and weapons, including an F-16 fighter jet engine and cruise missiles.
  • CIA warns ex-agents over talking to media (yay)

    04/26/2006 5:12:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 798+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4-26-06 | Demetri Sevastopulo
    The Central Intelligence Agency has warned former employees not to have unapproved contacts with reporters, as part of a mounting campaign by the administration to crack down on officials who leak information on national security issues. A former official said the CIA recently warned several retired employees who have consulting contracts with the agency that they could lose their pensions by talking to reporters without permission. He added that while the threats might be legally "hollow," they were having a chilling effect on former employees. The CIA called the allegations "rubbish". Jennifer Millerwise Dyke, spokeswoman for CIA director Porter Goss,...
  • RUSSIA, Soviet Active Measures: Deception, Disinformation, and Propaganda A-Z

    RUSSIA Soviet Active Measures: Deception, Disinformation, and Propaganda A - D Atkinson, James. The Politics of Struggle: The Communist Front and Political Warfare. Chicago: Regnery, 1966. [Petersen] Barghoorn, Frederick C. 1. The Soviet Cultural Offensive. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1960. 2. Soviet Foreign Propaganda. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1964. 3. Soviet Image of the United States: A Study in Distortion. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950. Binyon, Michael. "US Was Main Target of Dirty Tricks." Times (London), 13 Sep. 1999. [] "America was the top target for most KGB operations, but most were dirty tricks that were often as...
  • 2 Border Agents Tied to Migrant Movers (Illegal Immigrants)

    03/11/2006 4:02:38 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies · 507+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 10, 2006 | Richard Marosi
    SAN DIEGO — Two supervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents who helped establish a successful cross-border anti-smuggling program have been charged with smuggling migrants for a Mexican trafficking organization. The agents, both stationed in the Imperial Valley, released apprehended illegal immigrants in exchange for cash, pulling in about $300,000, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday. The men, Mario Alvarez, 44, and Samuel McClaren, 43, also released captured members of a Mexican smuggling ring, dropping one off at a Wal-Mart parking lot in Calexico for $6,000, prosecutors allege. Excerpt: Read the rest here: Click here.
  • Two U.S. Border Agents Accused of Taking Bribes

    "The complaint said McClaren deposited $85,900 in personal bank accounts, while Alvarez deposited $82,000."
  • No typical day for OSI agents

    02/28/2006 4:44:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. Ann P. Knabe
    2/28/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- For many people, the three letters “O-S-I” conjure up images of intrigue, adventures, glamour and risk. However, for agents assigned to the Office of Special Investigations, the federal-level investigative service represents long days, serious work and countless hours of writing. “In a deployed environment, our typical day lasts anywhere from 12 to 16 hours,” said Special Agent Joe Smith, explaining that nighttime meetings account for part of the long hours. “While there is no ‘typical day’ in OSI work, some of the work we do includes investigative interviews, liaison meetings with (host-nation) officials and...
  • The past, the East learns, is always present

    02/08/2006 4:19:46 PM PST · by lizol · 7 replies · 266+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2006 | Judy Dempsey
    The past, the East learns, is always present By Judy Dempsey International Herald Tribune THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2006 BERLIN After Poland's new conservative government took office late last year, one of its first decisions was to recall 10 ambassadors because of their communist past. Then last week, a Hungarian weekly magazine published charges that the film director Istvan Szabo was an informer during the late 1950s, a particularly depressing era after Soviet-led tanks crushed the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. It also disclosed that the retired Catholic primate, Cardinal Laszlo Paskai, imprisoned by the communist regime from 1949 to 1956, had cooperated...
  • Israel: Spielberg "Munich" Dangerous; Rationalizes Terrorism

    12/31/2005 2:56:23 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 20 replies · 1,099+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | December 28, 2005 | Joel Leyden
    Israel: Spielberg "Munich" Dangerous; Rationalizes TerrorismThere is no excuse for terrorism, no rationalization for the murder of innocent civilians.By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem----December 28......Steven Spielberg has made a very big mistake. And rather than admitting it: "you know it was an error, I overreached, I am going to pull it - my movie on the Munich Massacre," Spielberg hires a spin doctor from Israel. But Steven, no amount of PR spin will pull you out of this mess. You cannot ask Israel to hesitate for one tenth of one second on our war against terrorism. Many in Israel...
  • Analysis: Iranian Agents In U.S?

    10/26/2005 8:23:42 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 7 replies · 347+ views
    Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2005 By Claude Salhani UPI International Editor Iranian Intelligence agents have entered the United States to spread disinformation, according to the Iran Policy Committee, a group composed mostly of former U.S. government officials who are lobbying the Bush administration for regime change in Teheran. The agents, who reportedly flew into the United States from Toronto, Canada, using Dutch and British passports, held a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington Monday -- except no press showed up. When opponents of the Tehran regime who were present took photos and videos, the agents tried to...
  • Feds search Minneapolis Council member's home (Green Party)

    09/08/2005 6:36:30 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 238+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-8-05 | Rochelle Olson
    Federal agents executed a search warrant at the home of Minneapolis City Council member Dean Zimmermann today. Zimmermann, a Green party member who is seeking re-election, was not available for comment, but his campaign manager, Lauren Maker, said the agents spent three hours at his home.
  • Iran arrests 'agents with British links'

    08/16/2005 4:53:06 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 33 replies · 598+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 16/08/2005
    Iran claimed today that it had arrested anti-government separatists with links to British intelligence services, accusing them of involvement in violent protests and a recent spate of deadly bombings. A statement issued on state-run TV did not say how many people had been detained or reveal their nationalities, but alleged they were arrested in the south-western Khuzestan province, which borders British-controlled southern Iraq. “The agents arrested have confessed to belonging to separatist opposition groups and having links with foreign especially British intelligence services,” a TV announcer said, quoting a ministry statement. British Embassy officials in Tehran could not be reached...
  • Demonstration in west of Iran as at least 6 are killed by Iranian regime agents in Kurdistan

    08/03/2005 12:03:24 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 410+ views
    Kuridsh Media ^ | 02/08/2005
    There is a large demonstration in the city of Sanandaj in Iranian Kurdistan since 6.30 PM local time Monday 1st of August, 2005, to condemn the brutal acts of the regime of Iran in the cities of Mahabad, Sardasht, Piranshahr, Shino, Divandareh and Baneh, where the Islamic Republic security guards have opened fire on peaceful demonstrations and massacring civilians. In support to the people of above mentioned cities, all shops and markets were closed and an outsized demonstration was organized in at least 13 district of the city of Sanandaj. Slogans such as “down with the Islamic Republic, Long live...
  • Memo to the truly ‘objective’: Leakers; "people with an agenda, they tell just part of the story"

    07/08/2005 5:53:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 518+ views
    Judith Miller of the New York Times is in jail, for running afoul of the law of unintended consequences. What began two years ago as an effort to smear President Bush has backfired, big time. Miller is in jail because she won't tell Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who told her that Valerie Plame, wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, worked for the CIA. Wilson gained his 15 minutes of fame in 2003 when he claimed in an op-ed in the New York Times that President Bush had lied in his State of the Union address that year when...