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  • UN Inspectors find Mustard Gas Shells

    12/04/2002 12:53:24 PM PST · by rumrunner · 129 replies · 2,040+ views
    AP | 12/05/2002
    Demetrius Perricos, who is leading one of the U.N. inspection teams in Iraq, said Wednesday his team of international arms experts secured about a dozen Iraqi artillery shells containing the mustard liquid agent.
  • CAIR Cries Foul Over Latest Hitler Bus Ads In Washington DC

    05/19/2014 8:08:17 PM PDT · by cutty · 39 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 19, 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    Ad caption reads: ‘Islamic Jew-hatred: It’s in the Quran. Two-thirds of all US aid goes to Islamic countries. Stop Racism. End all aid to Islamic countries.’ ... Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) is sponsoring a new campaign ad that will appear on the side of 20 Washington, D.C. buses. The group is calling for the end of U.S. foreign aid to Islamic countries. The ad shows a WWII photo of Adolf Hitler and anti-Jewish Islamic leader Haj Amin al -Husseini
  • Obama: Our greatest National Security Risk

    10/04/2012 6:56:51 PM PDT · by publius321 · 8 replies
    http://youtu.be/u-k5_GjeoqY ^ | 10/4/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Is Obama our own Idi Amin? America's Last King of Scotland? His desperation is a cause for concern... (continued)
  • California man admits illegally working as Yemeni agent

    10/09/2010 2:01:05 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/10 | Associated Press
    Amen Ahmed Ali of Bakersfield pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally exporting military equipment, possession of stolen U.S. property and conspiracy to act as an illegal agent for a foreign country.
  • Masked Armed Bank Robber Arrested [Georgia]

    09/10/2010 10:56:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Atlanta.FBI.gov - Press Release ^ | September 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Masked Armed Bank Robber Arrested ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Brian D. Lamkin, FBI Atlanta, in conjunction with the Atlanta Police Department, announces the arrest of the following individual, responsible for September 9, 2010 robbery of the Chase Bank, located at 3330 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, Georgia: Abdul Khaliq Amin, age 52, was arrested after an FBI SWAT entry was made at a Decatur, Georgia residence earlier this morning. A crucial tip from a viewer of a local area television station broadcasting photographs of the robber prior to donning his robbery mask was considered...
  • Jury convicts suspect in hit-and-run rampage

    03/17/2010 5:18:51 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 435+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | Updated March 17, 2010, 6:00 pm | Reporter: Stacy Davis; Web Editor: Kathy Hanrahan
    Video and photo included. SNIPPET: "FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After four days of deliberation, a Cumberland County jury found hit-and-run rampage suspect Abdullah El-Amin Shareef guilty of 10 charges, including first-degree murder and attempted murder, for a hit-and-run rampage that encompassed parts of three counties in 2004. Shareef, 31, of Raeford, will be sentenced on Thursday. He faces the death penalty." SNIPPET: "Shareef's family and friends say the jury’s decision ignored testimony from mental health professionals like Rashad Rahmaan. Rahmaan, a friend of Shareef's family..."
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People

    02/05/2010 12:59:00 PM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 21 replies · 865+ views
    WebCPA ^ | January 27, 2010 | WebCPA Staff
    Man Pleads Guilty to Filing 250 Tax Returns for Dead People Riverside, Calif. (January 27, 2010) By WebCPA Staff A California man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. after he was accused of filing at least 250 tax returns of deceased individuals. Haroon Amin of Upland, Calif., pleaded guilty Monday to the charges. He was indicted, along with Ather Ali of Diamond Bar, Calif., in December 2008. The two were accused of filing the returns in 2002 and 2003 falsely stating that the deceased individuals earned wages from which income tax was withheld. The false returns claimed...
  • FBI: Radical Islamist Group Ruled by Inmate in "Supermax" Jail

    10/30/2009 8:22:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 105 replies · 3,947+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2009 | John McCormack
    From the FBI press release on last night’s Dearborn, MI raid-turned-shootout that left radical Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, aka Christopher Thomas dead: Abdullah was the leader of part of a group that calls themselves Ummah (“the brotherhood”), a group of mostly African-American converts to Islam, which seeks to establish a separate Sharia-law governed state within the United States. The Ummah is ruled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rapp Brown, who is serving a state sentence in USP Florence, CO, ADMAX, for the murder of two police officers in Georgia.Interesting to note the active tense used in the...
  • Muhammad and Mrs. Jones - Kenny Gamble's Philadelphia Muslim Enclave

    01/03/2008 9:41:40 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 410+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | January 1, 2008 | Beila Rabinowitz
    Kenny Gamble is best known for being "the architect of the Philly Soul Sound."...But Gamble is also the architect of a planned stealth Islamist enclave in Philadelphia where he is better known in Muslim circles as Brother Luqman Abdul Haqq. Gamble has admitted that he intends to bring about the Muslim community in South Philadelphia through his "Universal Companies" and proclaims that his state and federally subsidized funded building endeavors are part of an Islamist blueprint, "We are not down here just for Universal-we are down here for Islam." In 1975 after a personal crisis Gamble converted to Islam and...
  • Radical imam killed in FBI raid in U.S.; Ontario residents sought

    10/28/2009 5:46:37 PM PDT · by fanfan · 44 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Oct 28, 2009 | Star staff
    DETROIT–A man described as a leader of a radical Sunni Islam group in the U.S. was fatally shot this afternoon while resisting arrest and exchanging gunfire with federal agents, authorities said. Agents at a warehouse in Dearborn were trying to arrest Luqman Ameen Abdullah, 53, on charges that included conspiracy to sell stolen goods and illegal possession and sale of firearms. Ten followers listed in a criminal complaint were also being rounded up in the area. Three – Mujahid Carswell, 30, Mohammad Alsahi, 33, and Yassir Ali Khan, 30 – are Ontario residents, the FBI said in a release. Abdullah...
  • Being Promoted Beyond Your Abilities, But Not Your Ambitions

    10/03/2009 2:27:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 568+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-3-09 | Steven T. Sampson
    There are those who say that President Obama has been promoted beyond his abilities, this is a difficult statement to prove or disprove; but it remains with us and refuses to go away; it is safe to assume that he has not been promoted beyond his ambition, that is the one factor that has many of us wondering, just what are his ambitions? For a man to direct and lead a country that is the technological leader, industrial leader, and the agricultural leader in the world is a daunting task for a man who is familiar with the problems of...
  • FBI, NYPD Arrest 4 in Alleged Plot to Bomb NY Synagogues

    05/20/2009 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 216 replies · 10,849+ views
    NBC New York ^ | May 20, 2009 | Jonathan Dienst
    EXCLUSIVE: Four New York City men were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up New York City synagogues and other city locations, WNBC's Jonathan Dienst has learned. Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force in the Bronx captured the suspected ringleader and three followers in what law enforcement sources are calling a homegrown terrorist plot. Investigators stress the suspects' meetings had been infiltrated early on and there was "no chance" the alleged plot could succeed. Investigators said several of the suspects are Muslims who allegedly talked about destroying two Jewish temples, including at least one...
  • Does Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland" serve as a learning example for today?

    03/26/2009 4:44:00 PM PDT · by bvw · 8 replies · 775+ views
    various internet movie and book review sites | 3/26/2009 | anon
    The Last King of Scotland is a 2006 British drama film based on Giles Foden's novel of the same name. The Last King of Scotland tells the fictional story of a young Scottish doctor who travels to Uganda and becomes the personal physician to the dictator Idi Amin. The movie is based on factual events of Amin's rule. The film opens in Scotland in 1970 as Garrigan graduates from medical school. He journeys to rural Uganda to work in a missionary clinic. Impressed by Amin's charisma and by his vision of an egalitarian golden age for Uganda, Garrigan accepts the...
  • Militant Islam 101: a history and a warning

    11/25/2007 4:55:57 PM PST · by Daryl L.Hunter · 32 replies · 1,536+ views
    Citizens For A Freer America ^ | 11-20-2007 | Daryl L. Hunter
    Compiled, plagiarized and pseudo authorized by Daryl L. Hunter In the wake of the Iraq War, there has been much Monday morning quarter backing by America's weak offensive line (liberals) who insist the “War on Terror” is to be waged only against Osuma bin ladens al Qaeda. This essay is to make the connection of pan-Islamo Fascism and its long terrorism history. As the democratic world confronts al Qeada's Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah 's Hassan Nasrallah, and their followers, many among us are trying to understand militant Islam, where it came from and its aims....
  • Idi Amin strikes again in bold drama ('The Last King of Scotland' movie)

    09/08/2006 10:57:12 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 1,082+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | September 8, 2006 | Howie Movshovitz
    Excerpt - TELLURIDE, Colo. (Hollywood Reporter) - Director Kevin MacDonald introduced the Telluride screening of "The Last King of Scotland" by saying, "It's my first feature. Please be gentle." But there's little need for gentleness. Much of "The Last King of Scotland" is an extraordinary piece about naivete caught up short in terrible events. Box office looks substantial in sophisticated urban venues in North America. ~ snip ~
  • 'Dr Germ' and 'Mrs Anthrax' released from Iraqi jail

    12/19/2005 5:04:42 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 89 replies · 2,841+ views
    Breaking News Ireland ^ | 12/19/05 | Breaking News Ireland
    'Dr Germ' and 'Mrs Anthrax' released from Iraqi jail 19/12/2005 - 12:48:51 Notorious Saddam-Hussein-era officials have been released from jail in Iraq and some have already left the country, an Iraqi lawyer said today. A legal official in Baghdad said between 24 and 25 top former officials in Saddam Hussein’s government have been freed, including Rihab Taha, known as Dr Germ, and Huda Salih Ammash, known as as Mrs Anthrax. The Iraqi lawyer, Badee Izzat Aref, said some of those released were his clients. “The release was an American-Iraqi decision and in line with an Iraqi government ruling made in...
  • US Sets Saddam's Scientists Free

    12/19/2005 3:04:06 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 669+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-19-2005
    US sets Saddam's scientists free Huda Ammash was educated in the US Eight former aides to Saddam Hussein - including two women accused of making biological weapons - have been released from US custody in Iraq. The freed detainees no longer pose a security threat, a US spokesman said. They include Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash, nicknamed by the US "Mrs Anthrax" and Rihab Taha, also known as "Dr Germ". Reports have been circulating of a pre-election deal to free former regime figures in order to appease Iraq's Sunni Arabs, correspondents say. A US military spokesman in Baghdad said eight detainees...
  • Kurd named as chief judge in Saddam trial

    10/19/2005 1:57:44 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 661+ views
    Reuters | October 19, 2005
    BAGHGAD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The judge who will preside over the trial of Saddam Hussein on charges of crimes against humanity was named on Wednesday by U.S. officials, shortly before the trial opened, as Rizgar Mohammed Amin. Amin, an ethnic Kurd in his late 40s from the northern city of Sulaimaniya, had previously confirmed his role privately to reporters. He was named in an information sheet handed to reporters at the courtroom by U.S. officials. Four other judges will sit alongside him. Iraq's Kurds were oppressed for decades during Saddam's rule, and the toppled Iraqi leader is expected...
  • Allegations that cannot be ignored (Iyad Allawi’s alleged prison executions)

    07/26/2004 6:28:14 AM PDT · by dead · 30 replies · 768+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 26, 2004
    The pledge by the United States to the Iraqi people is to replace dictatorship with democracy, fear with freedom. Yet the man the United States has put in charge of Iraq, the Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, is accused of the cold-blooded murder of up to six young men just days before he took power. The accusation has not been lightly made and cannot easily be swept aside. The allegations against Dr Allawi were first aired in this newspaper in a story by our chief correspondent, Paul McGeough, an experienced, highly regarded journalist with extensive first-hand experience in Iraq. The report...
  • Ugandan Actors Land Top Roles in Amin Film (Forest Whitaker Will Play Amin)

    06/08/2005 6:57:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 434+ views
    The Monitor (Kampala) ^ | June 6, 2005 | Moses Serugo
    Three Ugandan artistes have landed top roles in The Last King of Scotland Hollywood movie. They are Mr Abbey Mukiibi, who starred in the genocide film Sometimes in April and is a theatrical star with Afri-Talents, Mr Stephen Rwangyezi and Mr Sam Okello Okello both of whom have starred in the war movie War Stories and are leaders of the acclaimed Ndere Troupe. The trio will star opposite US actors Forest Whitaker (who will play Amin), Kerry Washington, James McAvoy and Gillian Anderson. Washington, who will star as one of Amin's wives starred as Ray Charles' wife, Della in the...
  • Prominent Palestinian murdered [Advocate of Nonviolence]

    05/30/2005 8:10:59 PM PDT · by Alouette · 6 replies · 526+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 30, 2005 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Palestinian security forces in Ramallah on Monday arrested a suspect in the murder of Samir Rantisi, a local journalist and spokesman for former PA Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo. Rantisi, 42, had for years urged Palestinians to endorse non-violent methods in their confrontation with Israel and was strongly opposed to suicide bombings. He was murdered early Monday morning while he was sleeping in his bedroom in the Sateh Marhaba neighborhood. A lone gunman who broke into his apartment in the Shkukani Building shot him twice in the head in front of his wife. The wife managed to identify the suspect,...
  • Uganda president blames Western donors for country's woes

    05/03/2005 8:09:33 AM PDT · by motomosanto · 13 replies · 556+ views
    CNN ^ | May 2, 2005 | Reuters
    President Yoweri Museveni said in a statement that Uganda must become financially independent of donor nations that provide about half its budget but which he said are partly to blame for many if its problems. Museveni has often hit out at donors for giving "unsolicited" advice, and says that by exporting their bountiful raw materials for processing in the West, African nations are the real donors. "The raw materials that we have been donating to the Western countries must be turned into final products," he said in the statement, saying there were international markets for Ugandan coffee, cotton, cereals, beef,...
  • Regime of tyranny and torture back to haunt Uganda

    03/19/2005 10:43:59 AM PST · by propertius · 4 replies · 648+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19th March, 2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Suspected dissidents disappear after midnight visits to their homes; chilling screams can again be heard from Idi Amin's infamous torture chambers, reopened after a quarter of a century of disuse. From the few that escape come tales of punishment beatings and even mass executions. Welcome to President Yoweri Museveni's Uganda. One of Britain's favourite African states in recent years has, almost unnoticed in the West, become a sinister land where a corrupt regime uses its secret police to rule through fear. The reasons for this transition are not hard to fathom. Mr Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1986, when his...
  • Indonesian Police nail ops man of Bali bombers

    09/29/2004 2:54:51 PM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 3 replies · 323+ views
    Indonesian police arrest Hambali keyman JAKARTA (Indonesia) - Indonesian police have arrested a key associate of alleged South-east Asian terror mastermind Hambali on an island in the country's far north-east, Koran Tempo newspaper reported on Wednesday. Adrian Ali, alias Amin, was arrested on Tinakareng, in the north Sulawesi province, after police found equipment used to make identity papers in his house, the paper quoted local police as saying. Two other suspects were arrested with Ali. The report did not say when the arrests took place, nor what the men would be charged with. Tinakareng lies just south of the Philippine's...
  • Amin's grisly legacy

    08/21/2003 11:40:29 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 196+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 22, 2003 | By Austin Bay
    <p>He's dead. That's good. He died cheating the hangman, in exile bankrolled by autocrats with petrodollars. That's very bad.</p> <p>Idi Amin, the sadist and mass murderer who ran Uganda from 1971 to 1979, died in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, shortly after his son made a global plea for a kidney transplant to save the old thug. What the elder Amin deserved was a transplant to a jail cell.</p>
  • The Ides of Idi

    08/20/2003 9:37:06 PM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 21, 2003 | Uri Dan
    The sole interview granted to a journalist by dictator Idi Amin after the daring Israeli commando raid to rescue the hostages being held in Entebbe, Uganda, was given to this writer on the night of July 3-4, 1976. I recalled the occasion when Amin died this week in exile in Saudi Arabia. In the light of the Saudis' involvement in financing terrorist organizations under the illusion of buying insurance for the preservation of their corrupt royal house it was hardly surprising that they gave asylum for over 25 years to one of the cruelest dictators post-colonialist Africa has known. During...
  • Revealed: How Israel Helped Idi Amin to Take Power (Did Israel Help an Anti-Semite Seize Power?)

    08/18/2003 3:59:39 PM PDT · by pinochet · 36 replies · 838+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | Aug 17, 2003 | Richard Dowden
    Revealed: How Israel helped Amin to take power 17 August 2003 When Radio Uganda announced at dawn on 25 January 1971 that Idi Amin was Uganda's new ruler, many people suspected that Britain had a hand in the coup. However, Foreign Office papers released last year point to a different conspirator: Israel. The first telegrams to London from the British High Commissioner in Kampala, Richard Slater, show a man shocked and bewildered by the coup. But he quickly turned to the man who he thought might know what was going on; Colonel Bar-Lev, the Israeli defence attaché. He found the...
  • Uganda newspaper - Idi Amin is dead

    08/16/2003 2:33:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 858+ views
    The Monitor (Kampala, Uganda) ^ | August 17, 2003 | David Kibirige
    Former president Mr Idi Ami Dada is dead. Amin, 78, passed away at exactly 7 a.m. Ugandan time on Saturday. Sources said that Amin's latest wife, whom he married a few months ago, was at his bedside when he died. Her name was not disclosed. Amin's family members in Kampala declined to comment on the death of the former leader. They said one of his sons, Mr Jaffer Amin working with DHL courier company, is the only one authorised to talk about his father's death. Amin had been in a coma at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red...
  • Former Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin Buried in Jeddah - Son

    08/16/2003 10:45:35 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 359+ views
    Reuters | August 16, 2003
    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was buried on Saturday in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, where he had earlier died in hospital after being critically ill for weeks. "He is buried. The family decided and we have buried him in Jeddah," Ali Amin told Reuters by telephone from his home in Jinja, 50 miles east of the Ugandan capital Kampala. An official at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah where Amin died told Reuters his body had been taken out for burial in the Red Sea city. One of Africa's bloodiest despots, Amin had...
  • Uganda Dictator Amin Dies at Saudi Hospital-Source

    08/16/2003 3:15:46 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 48 replies · 380+ views
    wahington post ^ | 8.16.03 | John R. Bradley
    JEDDAH (Reuters) - Former dictator Idi Amin, blamed for the murder of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s, died on Saturday in a Saudi hospital where he had been critically ill for weeks, a senior medical source said "We can confirm that Mr Idi Amin has died from complications due to multiple organ failure," the source at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
  • Idi Amin Dead

    08/15/2003 10:46:36 PM PDT · by MattAMiller · 219 replies · 713+ views
    Fox News/AP
    Fox is quoting AP as saying that Idi Amin has died.
  • Is It Time To Scrap Condoms And Back AIDS Prevention Programs That Work?

    01/31/2003 6:01:06 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 64 replies · 552+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | January 31, 2003 | Mary Mostert
    "We can't help you. Go home and die" is what President Bush said in his State of the Union Address many people with AIDS in Africa are told when they seek medical aid for their disease. The AIDS pandemic in Africa has sharply lowered the life expectancy of nations as entire regions are depopulated by a disease that has spread like wildfire. When I was living in South Africa in 1991-1992, AIDS was not even known to exist and the average life expectancy was 61 years for males and 67 years for females. By 1999, in only six years, the...
  • Uganda leads by example on AIDS

    03/13/2003 6:28:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 312+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 03.13.03 | Tom Carter
    <p>There is new hope that slowing the spread of AIDS in Africa, where an estimated 30 million people are dying from the disease, may be as simple as ABC.</p> <p>ABC stands for "Abstinence, Be Faithful, or use Condoms," in that order of emphasis. It is also what public health experts call the program begun in Uganda in 1986, when HIV infections and AIDS began washing over Uganda's citizens like a plague. Many Western experts derided the project when it began, but today it is considered the brightest success story in the course of the pandemic.</p>
  • Ugandan dictator Amin in critical condition-source

    08/02/2003 6:03:46 AM PDT · by yonif · 37 replies · 221+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 Aug 2003 12:12:29 GMT
    JEDDAH, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, blamed for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s, is in "near-death condition" at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, a medical source said on Saturday. "He is alive but remains in a near-death condition in a coma," the source at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah told Reuters, adding that Amin was on a ventilator. Amin came out of a coma last week and was said then to be in serious condition.
  • Idi Amin's condition improving

    07/26/2003 11:13:59 AM PDT · by yonif · 20 replies · 179+ views
    The News ^ | Saturday July 26, 2003
    JEDDAH: The condition of former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is still serious but improving, medical officials in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia have said. "He came out of coma on Wednesday and is no longer using an artificial respirator. But he is still in intensive care and his condition is still serious," a hospital source told Reuters news agency. AFP news agency were told a similar thing by another unnamed source. The hospital had announced that Mr Amin might not survive after he went into a coma last week. Medical staff at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital told BBC that they would...
  • Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin out of a coma in a Saudi hospital but still in serious condition

    07/24/2003 3:17:45 AM PDT · by yonif · 22 replies · 254+ views
    Haaretz News Ticker ^ | 7/24/2003 | Reuters
    13:05 Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin out of a coma in a Saudi hospital but still in serious condition (Reuters)
  • Entebbe terror "host" Idi Amin in coma

    07/21/2003 12:44:13 PM PDT · by yonif · 19 replies · 256+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 21, 2003 | JOEL LEYDEN
    Long before the intifada, Oslo, the Sinai Accords and the nation's political upset in the late 1970s, there was Entebbe. The legendary heroic raid, code-named Operation Thunderbolt, when Israeli commandos rescued hostages being held by hijackers who had diverted their plane to Uganda. The commander of the IDF operation, Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed during the rescue, and the name of the operation was changed to Operation Yonatan in his memory. It was Sunday, June 27, 1976, when armed terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, together with some German accomplices, hijacked Air France flight 139, diverting it...
  • Idi Amin's 'condition worsens' (but he's not dead yet)

    07/21/2003 7:16:08 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 274+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 21, 2003
    Former Ugandan leader Idi Amin - whose 1971 to 1979 regime was one of the bloodiest in African history - reportedly remains in a coma after three days on a life support machine. A hospital official told the Associated Press news agency that his condition had deteriorated on Monday after stabilising on Sunday. "He is still alive. But he remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit" at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, one of Saudi Arabia's top medical centres, another medical source at the hospital was quoted as saying by...
  • U.S. wants to keep presence in Persian Gulf

    04/27/2003 1:07:32 PM PDT · by kattracks · 97+ views
    USA TODAY | 4/27/03 | AP
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States wants to keep using military bases in friendly Persian Gulf countries, including a high-tech command center in Qatar where planners directed the war in Iraq, U.S. officials said Sunday. Gen. Tommy Franks, the top war commander, and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met with officials in the United Arab Emirates on the first stop of a tour of the region. After talks with the UAE's defense minister and chief of staff, Rumsfeld and Franks said American military forces were not going to leave any time soon. "We assured them...
  • Another Iraqi official in custody - Hossem Mohammed Amin al-Yasin, the six of clubs

    04/27/2003 6:27:04 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 11 replies · 331+ views
    The Age ^ | April 27, 2003
    Another Iraqi official in custodySunday 27 April 2003, 10:30 PM US-led forces were Sunday holding the former head of Iraq's National Monitoring Directorate, who figures on a list of 55 wanted Iraqis, the US Central Command announced.Amin, also known as Hossem Mohammed Amin al-Yasin, was the six of clubs on the US deck of cards listing the most wanted figures.The general was among the key figures in Saddam's weapons programs and would have detailed knowledge of any illegal armaments, if Iraq still possesses them.For more than a decade as head of the monitoring commission, the former air force communications...
  • Jordanian nabbed in Hollywood (Florida)

    10/05/2002 9:35:59 PM PDT · by browardchad · 48 replies · 383+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/5/02 | WANDA J. DeMARZO AND CASSIO FURTADO
    Federal authorities arrested a Jordanian national possibly linked to Mohamed Atta, the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, at a Hollywood train station early Thursday.Mohammed Amin, who sources say has a dozen aliases, was arrested as he boarded an Amtrak train with a ticket to Palatka, a town of 10,000 people 60 miles south of Jacksonville.Federal sources told WTVJ-NBC 6 that Amin's final destination might have been Washington, D.C.When Amin showed up for his 11:01 a.m. train, three FBI agents and two Immigration and Naturalization Service agents were waiting for him.They later transported Amin to Krome Detention Center in Miami-Dade,...