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  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    03/24/2016 2:24:02 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 55 replies
    Gotnews ^ | Nov 24 2015 | Charles Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed. But Mair’s past work as a paid shill of a Muslim dictatorship that jails journalists and activists should make us wonder about her motives, especially as the Middle East once more descends into chaos. Mair was paid $15,000 a month by Ilham Aliyev, the dictator of Azerbaijan, according to documents filed in accordance with the Foreign Registration Act (FARA).
  • Azerbaijan Thwarts Terror Attack Against Israel, Jewish Targets

    01/24/2012 12:43:11 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | Published 01:48 23.01.12Latest update 01:48 23.01.12 | By Eli Shvidler
    "Azerbaijan thwarts terror attack against Israeli, Jewish targets Security official in Baku links Iran to planned operation; three men detained." SNIPPET: "Three men were detained last week after planning to attack two Israelis employed by a Jewish school in Baku, the Azerbaijan Ministry of National Security has revealed. Meanwhile, an Azeri commentator considered close to the republic's president has launched a scathing indictment of Iran. The Azeri ministry said it had arrested a cell that planned to "kill public activists," before it became apparent that the intended victims were two Israeli Chabad emissaries, a rabbi and a teacher employed by...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 4.28.06

    04/28/2006 5:35:23 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 282 replies · 2,831+ views
    White House, Yahoo
    Today President Bush held a brief Press conference to speak about the economy in the Rose Garden of the White House, he also met with President Aliyev of Azerbaijan in the Oval Office at the White House, as well as, with North Korean Defectors and Family Members of Japanese Abducted by North Korea. Later in the day he met with Darfur Advocates in the Roosevelt Room
  • AZERBAIJANI ELECTIONS: And the Winners are Aliyev and... Putin

    11/13/2005 12:46:07 PM PST · by lizol · 8 replies · 326+ views
    AIA ^ | 11.11.2005 | Asim Oku
    AZERBAIJANI ELECTIONS: And the Winners are Aliyev and... Putin Asim Oku, AIA Turkish section Aliyev and Putin, the winners of the elections The wreck of the "Orange revolution" in Azerbaijan was predictable. It was caused by disunity of the opposition, inconsistent position of the West, Aliyev's "carrot and stick" policy and fears of impoverished population. However, the priorities of the Azerbaijan governor who just strengthened his grip of power are also predictable. Trying to keep more or less good relations with the West, he will sail in the wake of the Russian policy... The West Condemns and... Accepts as a...
  • Ashgabat Breaks Away from CIS

    08/28/2005 11:17:33 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 383+ views ^ | August 28, 2005 | Mirza Cetinkaya
    Another sign indicating that the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), founded after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is disintegrating emerged in the Commonwealth summit held at Kazan. Turkmenistan is preparing to leave the 15 year old CIS by changing its status. Georgian President Mihail Saakashvili revealed that in the last hours of the summit, Turkmenistan government communicated its request for a change in its CIS permanent membership status. In the case that Turkmenistan breaks away from the CIS, it will be the first time since the three Baltic republics that a Central Asian Soviet will have obtained full independence....
  • Azerbaijan: Aliyev's Moscow Visit Shows Son Picking Up Where Father Left Off

    02/06/2004 5:12:08 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 98+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | 5 February 2004 | Jean-Christophe Peuch
    Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today begins a three-day official visit to Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin and top government officials. Observers expect the trip to further strengthen already warm ties between Moscow and Baku. But they say Azerbaijan's new leader is also attempting to maintain the delicate balancing act mastered by his father and presidential predecessor Heidar Aliyev -- maximizing relations with both Russia and the U.S. Prague, 5 February 2004 (RFE/RL) -- Russia and Azerbaijan are expected to sign six agreements during President Ilham Aliyev's visit -- including a political document known as the "Moscow Declaration" setting...
  • Rumsfeld At It Again: ZOT ing the DU trolls

    01/25/2004 4:19:38 PM PST · by The Autonomist · 89 replies · 213+ views
    The Autonomist
    <p>Twenty years after shaking hands with the "Baghdad Butcher", Donald Rumsfeld is at it again. Last month he was spotted chatting up the new dictator of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.</p> <p>Given that Donny was one of the original signatories to a 1997 statement calling for the US "to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad", one might assume that he was really in Azerbaijan to talk about the well documented election fraud in that country. Or Rumsfeld could have questioned Aliyev about the arrest and torture of hundreds of oppostion leaders shortly after the elections in October. A more aggressive move would be to inform the "baby dictator" of a cut-off in the "$3 million a year in military aid" to fund, what the Washington Post refers to as "peacekeeping-training and education programs" (Read: School of the Assassins ).</p>
  • Nepotism in Central Asia

    10/28/2003 5:37:13 PM PST · by rmlew · 6 replies · 610+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 27, 2003 | NY Times
    O n Oct. 15, Ilham Aliyev, businessman, playboy and novice politician, received a nice gift from his father — the country of Azerbaijan. Heydar Aliyev had ruled Azerbaijan almost continuously for 34 years, first as an agent of the Soviet Politburo and then as an autocrat in his own right. When he became too ill to continue, he anointed his son to run for president in his place. Ilham Aliyev ran a rigged campaign, using all the powers of the state, and then celebrated his victory by arresting most of the opposition. To conclude this nasty exercise in dynasty building,...
  • Azeri president collapses twice during speech

    04/21/2003 7:10:42 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 221+ views
    Azeri president collapses twice during speech BAKU: Azeri President Haydar Aliyev, who has ruled his nation with an iron grip for nearly a decade, collapsed twice before reviving to complete a televised speech yesterday. The 79-year-old president was addressing a military audience in the capital's Palace of the Republic when he suddenly gasped, clutched his heart and collapsed. Live transmission ended abruptly as bodyguards rushed to support the man who has established an unassailable hold on power since becoming president of the ex-Soviet Caspian state in 1993. Broadcasting resumed 12 minutes later as the frail-looking leader, whom many Azeris call...