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  • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

    04/24/2014 4:08:27 AM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/2014 | AP
    The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in the western part of the Afghan capital was the latest attack on foreign civilians in the city this year. Two others, including an American nurse, were wounded, according to Afghanistan's Health Ministry. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. "No other information will be released at this time." Afghanistan Minister...
  • U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan, military says

    07/02/2009 4:08:34 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 77 replies · 6,136+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 2, 2009
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military said today that insurgents have capture an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan. Spokeswoman Capt. Elizabeth Mathias said the soldier went missing Tuesday.
  • Iran says detained US-Iranians have confessed

    06/03/2007 7:21:26 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies · 932+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 6/3/07 | Iran Focus
    TEHRAN, June 3, 2007 (AFP) - Iran said on Sunday that several US-Iranians detained on accusations linked to spying "have confessed" as it warned the United States not to interfere in their cases. "Regarding the espionage of some Iranians, we have had good results. They have confessed to many issues," the centrist Ham Mihan newspaper quoted the Tehran deputy prosecutor for security affairs, Hassan Hadad, as saying. Iran has said it is holding Iranian-American academics Haleh Esfandiari and Kian Tajbakhsh on charges of harming national security, in cases that several officials have linked to alleged US efforts to topple the...
  • Osama's House of Horrors

    06/03/2007 1:24:52 PM PDT · by rightalien · 9 replies · 1,464+ views ^ | June 1, 2007 | Patrick Poole
    The same media hacks that brought us countless images of Spc. Lynndie England doing her best John Dillinger imitation with an Iraqi prisoner while covering the Abu Ghraib scandal have suddenly gone mute on the release last week by US military officials of a graphic al-Qaeda torture manual that provides illustrations and instructions on how to use hammers, blow torches and meat cleavers to extract information from their victims in Iraq. This deliberate silence has been occurring as US forces are scouring Iraq looking for two US soldiers who presumably are being subject to the very tortures described in that...
  • Al-Qaeda Torture Manual Found & Released by DoD (***Warning Graphic***)

    05/24/2007 9:18:59 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 135 replies · 9,388+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 24 MAY 07 | dcbryan1
    Torture, Al-Qaeda StyleDrawings, tools seized from Iraq safe house in U.S. military raid MAY 24--In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like "blowtorch to the skin" and "eye removal." Along with the images, which you'll find on the following pages, soldiers seized various torture implements, like meat cleavers, whips, and wire cutters. Photos of those items can be seen here. The images, which were just declassified by the Department of Defense, also include a picture of a ramshackle Baghdad safe house described as an...
  • Saddam's men filmed murder of two soldiers

    10/02/2006 4:13:20 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 1,498+ views
    The Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | Daniel McGrory
    IRAQI officers loyal to Saddam Hussain filmed their cold-blooded murder of two British bomb disposal officers who were captured after a roadside ambush.An inquest was told that Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth, 36, and Sapper Luke Allsopp, 24, thought that they were being taken to hospital for treatment, but instead they were moved to a compound run by Saddam’s military intelligence. The harrowing ordeal lasted for hours until Iraqi agents killed the pair. The soldiers were buried in a shallow grave. At the inquest yesterday the coroner, Andrew Walker, severely criticised army chiefs for failing to ensure that the soldiers avoided...
  • Drug cartels adopt beheading as message

    09/27/2006 6:51:10 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 1,660+ views
    MEXICO CITY - To send a chilling message to their underworld rivals, Mexican drug cartels are adopting a method of intimidation made notorious by Middle Eastern terrorist groups. At least 26 people have been decapitated in Mexico this year, with heads stuck on fences, dumped in trash piles and -- most recently -- tossed onto a nightclub dance floor. Although beheading goes back centuries as a form of execution, it has become the latest tactical escalation of an ongoing turf war that gets nastier all the time, with hit men looking for new ways to instill fear. "Before, they tortured...
  • Report: Video Posted of U.S. Soldiers' Bodies Being Burned

    09/23/2006 12:10:10 PM PDT · by mware · 207 replies · 9,899+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | 09/23.06 | OMAR SINAN
    <p>Fox News reporting a new video is out. It shows two dead american soldiers burned and being dragged through the streets.</p> <p>There is a belief that they are the bodies of troopers Tucker and Menchaca.</p>
  • Somalia: Islam is Official Religion, Conversion is Banned

    09/21/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 20 replies · 4,336+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | Sep, 21, 2006
    Somalia is officially an Islamic state and conversion is prohibited. The country has a population of approximately 8.3 million, nearly all of them Sunni Muslims. There is a small, extremely low-profile Christian community. According to the International Religious Freedom Report 2006 issued by the US State Department last Friday, proselytizing for any religion except Islam is prohibited in Puntland and Somaliland and effectively blocked by informal social consensus elsewhere in the country. Somalia has had no government since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991. The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which grew out of individual courts' efforts to establish...
  • Pro-life advocates are decrying a grisly new outrage

    08/09/2006 12:19:59 PM PDT · by .30Carbine · 205 replies · 3,297+ views
    Salem Radio Network News ^ | 08/09/06 | Michael Harrington
    Transcription from radio/internet broadcast: Pro-life advocates are decrying a grisly new outrage in Europe: Face lifts and cosmetic surgery using tissue from aborted babies are being offered at clinics in places such as Moscow and Rotterdam, and women from around the globe are flocking. In many cases women in third world nations are being paid up to $200.00 US to carry babies up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, when the unborn children are aborted and sold to the cosmetic clinics. An increasing number of these facilities are now springing up in popular vacation spots including Barbados and the Dominican Republic...
  • Death penalty looms for Vietnam trader

    08/08/2006 9:10:33 PM PDT · by Toidylop · 13 replies · 875+ views
    BBC News ^ | Aug 8, 2006 | Bill Hayton
    By Bill Hayton Vietnam Reporter, BBC News, Hanoi There cannot be many places in the world where you can get shot for losing money on a foreign exchange deal, but Vietnam is one of them. That is the situation potentially facing Nguyen Thi Quynh Van. Until March this year, she was the deputy head of trade financing at a branch of one of Vietnam's biggest state-owned banks in the port city of Hai Phong. Now she is under arrest, having been charged with, "losing state resources through economic mismanagement" - a crime that carries the death penalty in Vietnam. She...
  • Rat-infested French Jails likened to 'dungeons in Middle Ages'

    10/22/2005 1:17:20 AM PDT · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 28 replies · 1,434+ views ^ | October 22, 2005 | Susan Bell
    FRANCE'S prisons are the worst in Europe and their cells are akin to dungeons in the Middle Ages, according to a watchdog's report yesterday. Hygiene is "deplorable", with inmates crowded into filthy, rat-infested cells, leading to an explosion in the number of prisoners with infectious diseases, the International Observatory of Prisons (IOP) said. It described conditions as "catastrophic" and condemned the French government for failing to improve matters. "The situation is totally unworthy of our level of civilisation. Conditions of detention are close to those of the Middle Ages," the Paris-based IOP said. It blamed the government's tougher sentencing polices...