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  • Harvard’s Blacklist: A Faustian Bargain

    05/13/2016 5:10:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 13, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg was wrong. When she wrote the majority opinion in CLS v. Martinez she assured us that concerns over the erosion of freedom of association on our nation’s campuses were overstated. If students perceived that their free association rights were abridged because they could not control their group membership they could simply forego the official recognition process and meet off campus. Sure, it might be inconvenient. But at least it would provide a safe haven for students wishing to control their group membership and manage their internal affairs without administrative interference. Some will recall that the Christian Legal...
  • Dark Legacy: George [H.] Bush And The Murder Of John Kennedy

    01/02/2016 8:34:57 AM PST · by amorphous · 189 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2009 | John Hankey
    A thorough, documented, criminal indictment of George Herbert Walker Bush, establishing beyond a reasonable doubt his guilt as a supervisor in the conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy. You must see it to believe that former president George Herbert Walker Bush was connected to the assassination of JFK. Once you see this documentary though there should be no doubt in your mind that it's true. The evidence is overwhelming and as the author of this documentary, John Hankey says, "If we could present this evidence to a jury in Texas, he would pay with his life". Did you know that...
  • The FRiday Night Movie (2nd feature) - Suddenly (1954)

    11/27/2015 7:09:56 PM PST · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A Sinatra double-header tonight. A cold-blooded killer obsessed with killing the President, John Baron (Sinatra) and his gang of thugs invade a peaceful railside home and terrorize them as they wait for the train carrying the president to pass through town... Co-starring Sterling Hayden, Jimmy Gleason, and Nancy Gates.
  • Man charged in George Zimmerman shooting had ‘fixation,’ history of mental illness: cops

    05/19/2015 9:59:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    The Florida man charged with shooting George Zimmerman had a “fixation” with his target and recently spent time in a mental institution, police said. Matthew Apperson, arrested for the shooting the neighborhood watch leader in Lake Mary last week, was recently sent to the mental facility showing signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder, according to a police report released Tuesday. Zimmermann was shot last week as he drove through the Orlando suburb. He told cops Apperson got behind his truck and yelled, "You remember me, you fat mother f----r?" Apperson continued to berate Zimmerman, screaming, "You owe me your...
  • LAPD declares tactical alert citywide after 2 suspects fire at patrol car

    12/29/2014 5:18:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 29, 2014 | staff
    NEWS LAPD declares tactical alert citywide after 2 suspects fire at patrol car By staff Updated 42 mins ago LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department has declared a citywide tactical alert after two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle Sunday night. The incident occurred at 62nd and Hoover streets at about 9:20 p.m. Police say every available officer has been sent to the area. One suspect is in custody. A wide perimeter is set up from Gage Avenue to 61st Street and between Hoover Street and Vermont Avenue as officers search for the...
  • Just one more....HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: The Zapruder Film and the Shot that Missed

    11/23/2013 8:30:47 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 189 replies ^ | November 27th, 2007 | Kenneth R. Scearce
    A newly published theory (2007) about the Kennedy assassination demands that we re-examine the Zapruder film, more closely than ever before.
  • Our National Turning Point...Nov 22 1963

    And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?(Daniel 4:34-35)I believe that the God of...
  • What actually happened to Camelot

    02/04/2013 6:52:17 AM PST · by varmintman · 32 replies
    There are a couple of dozen competing conspiracy theories as to what happened to JFK and until recently I'd assumed they were all more or less equally plausible; that no longer appear to be the case, this one is a whole lot more plausible than any of the others. That fingerprint of Mac Wallaces at the shooting scene IS a match: and the story about the 5-year suspended sentence for killing the golf course owner does check out: There is no way any of us could just kill somebody with a pistol, turn himself/herself in, and walk off...
  • Man Points A Gun At Bulgarian Politician On Live TV

    01/19/2013 7:07:00 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 5 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Summer Anne Burton
    According to Reuters, an unidentified man jumped on the stage and pointed a gun at Ahmed Dogan, the leader of Bulgaria's Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party, during the televised party congress in Sofia, Bulgaria. VIDEO HERE: VIDEO
  • Girl spent 8 hours beneath bodies in French Alps (update to yesterday's story)

    09/06/2012 3:43:59 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    Immobilized with fear, a 4-year-old British girl huddled for eight hours beneath the legs of her slain mother in the back of a car filled with corpses on a remote Alpine road — all while French investigators stood nearby, unaware the girl was there.
  • Dr Charles Leale's long-lost medical report details his treatment after Lincoln was shot

    06/05/2012 9:07:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies ^ | 5 June 2012 | Beth Stebner
    They were filed away and for nearly 150 years, but now researchers have found the report of the young army surgeon who was first to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in the head in Ford Theatre. The 21-page report, written by Dr Charles Leale, a 23-year-old doctor just six weeks into his medical practice who happened to be 40 feet from Lincoln, details his original perceptions of the president’s fatal injuries. The historians who discovered the report in the National Archives in Washington believe it was filed, packed in a box, stored at the archives and not seen...
  • Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

    02/10/2012 2:29:31 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 55 replies
    AP ^ | February 10, 2012
    ..WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has named a ship for Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head received in January 2011. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled an artist's rendering of the USS Gabrielle Giffords. The littoral combat ship is among the Navy's most versatile and can operate in shallower coastal waters than larger ships. Mabus said: "God bless the USS Gabrielle Giffords and all who sail in her." Mabus also announced that the ship's "sponsor" is Roxanna Green. She's the mother of Christina-Taylor...
  • There goes another one

    01/20/2012 6:14:47 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/20/2012 | Paul Greenberg
    Oh, dear. Still another Iranian nuclear scientist has met with a fatal accident. Accidents will happen, especially in the Middle East and to Iran's nuclear scientists. What a pity. And just as the mullahs are getting closer and closer to having a nuke of their own to play with. First a lowly computer worm named Stuxnet (who deserves a Medal of Freedom) injected its mathematical self into all those centrifuges the Iranians are counting on to produce their nuclear fuel. Now their top nuclear scientists seem to be disappearing one by one in a different kind of chain reaction.
  • Photo: Dead Man at bin Laden Compound Had ... WATER GUN???

    05/05/2011 1:53:53 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 35 replies
    The Jawa Report ^ | 5/5/2011 | Rusty Shackleford
    Photos showing three dead bodies at Osama bin Laden's compound were sold to Reuters by a Pakistani security official. Reuters has copyrighted the pictures so won't allow us to publish them, however they are claiming that the photos do not show weapons. A high quality version of the full photos can be seen here. The photos are very close up to the bodies, so one wouldn't expect to see any weapons. You mostly see a close up of the upper half of the men's bodies, not much around them or even their lower half. However, one of the dead men...
  • Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton Wants To Target Qaddafi For Assassination

    03/27/2011 9:29:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/26/2011 | Lloyd Grove
    The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations—and possible GOP candidate in 2012—tells Lloyd Grove of his decidedly undiplomatic solution to the crisis in Libya: Assassinate the dictator. Plus, Babak Dehghanpisheh reports from Libya on the rebels' key victory in Ajdabiya. Former ambassador John Bolton, President Bush's decidedly undiplomatic envoy to the United Nations who is considering running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has a decidedly undiplomatic solution to the crisis in Libya: The United States should terminate Muammar Gaddafi with extreme prejudice. Speaking Saturday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa, at Republican Rep. Steve King's Conservative Principles Conference—a cattle...
  • Kennedy,Huxley and Lewis...Nov 22 1963

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words… (Proverbs 1:20-21) I believe that God speaks to us in current events and in the workings of history , that is if we have ears to hear. The challenge is to try to interpret just what it is that God is saying in the twists and turns of daily events. Because of the assassination of President Kennedy, November 22, 1963 is a day in history that has gone down as...
  • Nov. 22, 1963: The Death of a President

    11/22/2010 8:45:12 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 125 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 22, 2010 | David S Morgan
    Remembering the Fateful Day in Dallas When President John F. Kennedy Was Assassinated CBS) It seems so long ago, and so recent. Those of a certain age will remember where they were 47 years ago today when they heard about the shots ringing out in Dallas. Subsequent assassinations of public figures did not quell the pain felt by the nation when President John F. Kennedy was killed, less than three years after entering office, at the age of 46. Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was waving to the cheering crowd as his motorcade passed the Texas...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad survives 'assassination attempt'

    08/04/2010 2:30:10 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 August 2010 | NA
    Iran's Ahmadinejad survives 'assassination attempt' Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has survived an attack on his convoy in western Iran, media reports from the region say. The reports say a bomb was thrown at the convoy in the city of Hamedan, where he was to deliver a speech. Mr Ahmadinejad was unhurt and went ahead with the speech to a rally at a football stadium, which was broadcast live on state TV.
  • The Slaughter on the Southern Border

    03/17/2010 3:46:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 603+ views ^ | March 17, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    At a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon last year, President Obama vowed to make ending border violence a "top priority." How's that hope and change working out? Drug-related crime is out of control, the State Department is warning spring-break vacationers to avoid the Mexican states of Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua, and the bloodshed has now reached the U.S. consulate's office. A young American consulate worker and her unborn baby were slain this weekend in Mexico, along with her U.S. detention officer husband and the Mexican husband of another consulate worker. The wanton murders appear to have been...
  • U.S. Consular Aide and Husband Killed in Mexico

    03/14/2010 8:31:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,237+ views
    NYT ^ | 3/14/10 | MARC LACEY and GINGER THOMPSON
    LA UNIÓN, Mexico — Gunmen believed to be linked to drug traffickers shot a pregnant American consulate worker and her husband to death in the violence-racked border town of Ciudad Juárez over the weekend, leaving their baby wailing in the back seat of their car, the authorities said Sunday. The gunmen also killed the husband of another consular employee and wounded his two young children. The shootings took place minutes apart and appeared to be the first deadly attacks on American officials and their families by Mexico’s powerful drug organizations, provoking an angry reaction from the White House. They came...
  • Another blow to the ‘axis of evil’

    02/01/2010 12:48:37 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 458+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/31/2010 | Yaakov Katz
    The question of whether the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai earlier this month was carried out by Israel or not is insignificant with regards to the impact his demise will likely have on Hamas and its ability to continue smuggling long-range rockets into the Gaza Strip. Mabhouh, 50, was found dead in his Dubai hotel on January 20. On Friday, Hamas announced the murder, which the group said was carried out by the Mossad, either by electrocution, suffocation or poison. The timing of the assassination comes almost exactly two years after Hizbullah’s military commander Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in...
  • Israel kills top Hamas commander in Dubai - Hamas

    01/28/2010 10:16:51 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 56 replies · 3,005+ views
    Yahoo News UK (Reuters) ^ | January 29, 2010 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    Israel has assassinated a senior Hamas military commander(Mahmoud al-Mabhouh), an official in the Palestinian Islamist group said Friday.
  • Coleague Of Assasinated Muslim Imam Beaten By Radical Christians

    01/03/2010 3:37:15 PM PST · by .454Puma · 7 replies · 896+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 01/03/2010 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Those violent radical Christians are perpetrating hate crimes and murders again against peace loving muslims. Actually, it's the other way around. Colleague of Christian Orthodox priest assassinated by Muslims is beaten within an inch of his life. Read the rest at the link.
  • Litvinenko’s Assassination and Iran’s Nuclear Program Linked by…Putin’s Russia

    12/01/2009 6:08:17 AM PST · by captjanaway · 275+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | December 1, 2009 | Robin McFee
    Over the last week, Russia was again at the center of two important and contentious issues – both making headlines. One involves an increasingly chilly relationship between Russia and the United Kingdom, as the latter continues to press the former for information about the assassination of a British Citizen – Alexander Litvinenko, which by all accounts was likely carried out by Russians using a poison that was obtained in Russia – Polonium 210 (Po210). Which Russians committed the act, under the authority of whom and for what purpose, remain shrouded in mystery. The name Vladimir Putin is inextricably linked in...
  • Zimbabwean prime minister's wife dies in crash

    03/06/2009 12:58:11 PM PST · by americanophile · 12 replies · 633+ views
    IHT ^ | March 6, 2009 | IHT
    HARARE, Zimbabwe: The prime minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, was hurt and his wife, Susan, fatally injured on Friday in a car crash about 45 miles south of the capital, according to officials of Tsvangirai's political party, the Movement for Democratic Change. Tsvangirai was heading to his rural home for a Saturday rally when the crash occurred Friday afternoon. From his hospital bed in Harare on Friday, he told one of his aides that a large truck driving on the other side of the road had come toward his Land Cruiser, the middle vehicle in a three car convoy. The...
  • Letter threatening Jackson's life determined to be written by father of man who killed Lincoln

    01/24/2009 9:16:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 739+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/25/9 | Katie Freeman
    Dismissed for 175 years as a fake, a letter threatening the assassination of President Andrew Jackson has been found to be authentic. And, says the director of the Andrew Jackson Papers Project at the University of Tennessee, the writer was none other than Junius Brutus Booth, father of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. Dan Feller and his staff solved the mystery of the July 4, 1835, letter to Jackson. The story of their investigation will be featured this summer on PBS' "History Detectives." The letter, which addressed Old Hickory as "You damn'd old Scoundrel," demanded that Jackson pardon two prisoners...
  • Russia's Ingushetia blames U.S. for its instability

    09/08/2008 10:57:49 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies · 148+ views ^ | 09.08.2008 | Dmitry Solovyov
    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The head of the Russian region of Ingushetia, facing protests over the killing of an opposition leader, accused Washington on Monday of stirring trouble with the aim of ending Russian rule in the volatile north Caucasus. Opposition in the north Caucasus region mounted protests against Kremlin-backed Ingush President Murat Zyazikov after the death of Magomed Yevloyev on Aug. 31 in police custody. Police said Yevloyev was shot dead when he tried to grab an officer's gun. The European Union and the U.S. have urged Russian authorities to investigate Yevloyev's death, which Europe's democracy watchdog the...
  • Man held for threat to kill Obama, Bush

    08/07/2008 8:49:48 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 279+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8 August 2008 | Tom Brown
    A MAN with self-described mental health problems was ordered held without bail in Florida on charges that he had threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama or President George W. Bush. Raymond Hunter Geisel was arrested by the Secret Service in Miami on Saturday after making threats before other participants against both Mr Bush and Senator Obama at a bail bondsman's training course, according to federal court papers. A Secret Service affidavit said Mr Geisel denied making the threats. But he told a Secret Service agent, in comments he later described a a joke, that if he wanted to...

    08/02/2008 10:21:16 AM PDT · by mick · 6 replies · 320+ views
    Financial Sense.Com ^ | 8-01-08 | J.R. Nyquist
    Politics by Assasination? by J. R. Nyquist Weekly Column Published: 08.01.2008 Print Did the Kremlin order a hit on President John F. Kennedy in 1962? The former chief of Communist Romania’s foreign intelligence service thinks so. And he lays out his case in a recently published book with the title Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination. According to Ion Mihai Pacepa, “all Soviet-bloc espionage services were identically organized and had an identical modus operandi.” Pacepa also explained that, “Soviet espionage operations … can easily be identified by their particular patterns, of you are...
  • Secret video raises questions about bakery leader's role in Bailey killing

    06/19/2008 10:43:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 6/19/8 | Thomas Peele, Bob Butler, Mary Fricker and Josh Richman, THE CHAUNCEY BAILEY PROJECT
    Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV kept the gun used to kill journalist Chauncey Bailey in his closet after the attack and bragged of playing "hella dumb" when investigators asked him about the shooting, according to a secretly recorded police video.He describes Bailey's shooting in detail on the video, then, laughing, he denies he was there, and boasts that his friendship with the case's lead detective protected him from charges.Bey IV has not been arrested in Bailey's Aug. 2 death; Devaughndre Broussard, a then-19-year-old bakery handyman, has been charged in the killing. In an interview last week at...
  • Clinton Warns Obama Could Get Shot

    05/25/2008 2:07:55 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies · 567+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 25 May 2008 | John Semmens
    Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) urged rival Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to “not count his chickens before they’re hatched.” Explaining her decision to continue her campaign until a nominee is selected, Clinton pointed out that “you know, a lot of things can happen between now and November. Sometimes candidates get shot and have to drop out, like George Wallace did in 1972. Even worse, they could be killed like Bobby Kennedy was in June of 1968, ironically, while he was in the lead for the nomination.” “You know, both Bobby and his brother Jack were shot in the head,” Clinton continued....
  • Sonny Bono 'assassinated' by hitmen

    04/03/2008 6:20:33 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 80 replies · 807+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 April 2008
    SONNY Bono, former husband and singing partner of superstar Cher, was clubbed to death by hitmen on the orders of drug and weapons dealers who feared he was going to expose them, a former FBI agent claims. Ted Gunderson, now a private investigator, has told the US Globe tabloid that Bono, who served as mayor of Palm Springs for four years, did not die after hitting a tree on a Nevada ski slope in January 1998 as everyone believed. "It's nonsense for anyone to now try to suggest that Bono died after crashing into a tree. There's zero evidence in...
  • In November, Benazir Bhutto Said Osama bin Laden was Murdered!

    12/31/2007 12:29:01 PM PST · by Bokababe · 41 replies · 275+ views
    Video interview on YouTube with Benazir Bhutto in which she is talking about possible assassination attempts on her life, and she clearly says that "Osama bin Laden was murdered". I can't imagine that David Frost didn't pick up on this and flat out ask her again, but I can't find any video follow up questions by him.
  • Petraeus responds to charges

    09/13/2007 1:16:55 PM PDT · by SWBrowne · 33 replies · 1,575+ views
    Human Events ^ | 9/13/2007 | Steve Browne
    Gen. David H. Petraeus responded at the National Press Center in D.C. Wednesday to charges that his report on violence in Iraq “cooked the books” by narrowly defining assassinations.
  • Vanity: Civil War Research; Three simple questions

    08/02/2007 9:24:27 PM PDT · by bicpen · 76 replies · 1,439+ views
    Hi, If you could please answer a few quick questions for me, I would be most appreciative. Thanks so much! If you were looking for information online about President Lincoln what URL would If you were looking for information online about the Civil War what URL would you type? If you couldn't find either of these websites by typing in your best guess as the web address, what search terms would you key into an online search engine?
  • Appeal of Bush Assassination Plot Heard

    06/21/2007 1:01:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 857+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/21/7 | LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press Writer
    Richmond, Va. (AP) -- An American Muslim convicted of plotting to assassinate President Bush had been tortured into confessing and was denied his constitutional right to confront his accusers, his attorney told a federal appeals court Thursday. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali claims Saudi security officials whipped and tortured him into giving a false confession, attorney Joshua Draytel said. Draytel also claimed his client's constitutional right to confront his accusers "took a ferocious beating" because the Saudis testified from Riyadh while Abu Ali was in a Virginia courtroom. Abu Ali should have been taken to Saudi Arabia since the Saudi government...
  • June 5, 1968 - On This Day In History: Robert F. Kennedy Shot

    06/05/2007 9:38:26 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies · 1,373+ views ^ | June 5, 2007 |
    1968 - Robert F. Kennedy shot At 12:50 a.m. PDT, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate, is shot three times in a hail of gunfire in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Five others were wounded. The senator had just completed a speech celebrating his victory in the California presidential primary. The shooter, Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan, had a smoking .22 revolver wrested from his grip and was promptly arrested. Kennedy, critically wounded, was rushed to the hospital, where he fought for his life in the next 24 hours. On the morning of June 6, he died. He was 42...
  • Scientists Cast Doubt on Kennedy Bullet Analysis

    05/17/2007 8:06:33 AM PDT · by mjp · 100 replies · 3,511+ views ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2007 | By John Solomon
    Multiple Shooters Possible, Study Says In a collision of 21st-century science and decades-old conspiracy theories, a research team that includes a former top FBI scientist is challenging the bullet analysis used by the government to conclude that Lee Harvey Oswald alone shot the two bullets that struck and killed President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The "evidence used to rule out a second assassin is fundamentally flawed," concludes a new article in the Annals of Applied Statistics written by former FBI lab metallurgist William A. Tobin and Texas A&M University researchers Cliff Spiegelman and William D. James.
  • New footage of JFK in Dallas released

    02/19/2007 5:52:35 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 65 replies · 3,275+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/19/07
    New footage of JFK in Dallas released By Ed Stoddard Mon Feb 19, 4:52 PM ET DALLAS (Reuters) - Previously unreleased footage of John F. Kennedy's fateful motorcade in Dallas moments before he was gunned down was released on Monday, a surprising new detail in a saga that has gripped the United States for four decades. The silent 8mm film shows a beaming Jacqueline Kennedy close up in vivid color waving to the crowd. A group of excited bystanders -- women sporting big 1960s hairstyles -- waves to the cameraman shortly before the motorcade sweeps past. The president's coat is...
  • The Russia I lost

    11/25/2006 8:11:54 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 786+ views
    The New Statesman ^ | November 27, 2006 | Artemy Troitsky
    In Soviet times, to challenge the state was to risk one's freedom and one's life. But is it any different now in the new world of oligarchs and opulence? Here, Russia's best-known cultural journalist, Artemy Troitsky, fears for his country's future   At least in Brezhnev's time you knew where you stood. We had no illusions. Public life was black and white. Censorship was overwhelming. Journalists wrote under instruction and according to the social and political orders of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Now, in the new Russia of sushi bars and oligarchs, the situation is more shameful...
  • Is it Time to Consider Killing Crazy Kim?

    10/14/2006 1:28:55 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 43 replies · 1,254+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | October 13, 2006 | Austen Kassinger
    Published: Friday, October 13, 2006 Is it time to consider killing crazy Kim? By Austen Kassinger Since when did assassination of foreign leaders get taken off the table? After years of killing off third-world leaders that threatened American interests, international norms have shifted, Today, the idea of exploding cigars is considered quaint, if not outright passe. But with Pyongyang's announcement late Monday night of a nuclear arms test, perhaps it's time to reconsider. The notion that someone ought to just put a bullet through Kim Jong Il's head tends to elicit disapproving frowns. Apparently, it's too crass a tactic, a...
  • N. Korea: N.K. leader uses look-alikes due to fear of assassination: S. Korean official

    09/30/2006 2:27:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 563+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 09/29/06 | Kim Hyung-jin
    2006/09/29 09:53 KST N.K. leader uses look-alikes due to fear of assassination: S. Korean official By Kim Hyung-jin SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong-il has employed at least two doubles to impersonate him at public functions due largely to his fear of being assassinated, a South Korean intelligence official said Friday. It is no secret that other authoritarian figures such as deposed Iraq leader Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler also used physical doubles at times for political, intelligence and safety reasons. "As far as I know, at least two Kim Jong-il look-alikes fill in for...
  • Fest vote in for 'Death Of A President' (Spoiler: Gives away the real shoooter)

    09/15/2006 9:28:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies · 282+ views ^ | September 10, 2006 | GABRIEL SNYDER
    TORONTO -- "Death of a President" seemed to cause more of a stir before its world premiere on Sunday night at the Toronto International Film Festival than afterwards. Styled as a "retrospective documentary," in the words of helmer Gabriel Range, the fictional pic resembled more than anything the multitude of Sept. 11 docs crowding cable channels in recent weeks, except in this case the national tragedy is the assassination of President George W. Bush on October 19, 2007. While the graphic image released to promote the film, a photo doctored to look like the scene of Bush's death whipped up...
  • TIFF: Who Shot Bush? ("Death of a President" Review)

    09/14/2006 6:42:11 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 40 replies · 621+ views ^ | 9-12 | Jim Emerson
    TIFF: Who shot Bush? by Jim Emerson Editor, / September 12, 2006 Cast & Credits More coverage of the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival can be found at editor Jim Emerson's associated blog, Scanners. TORONTO -- "Death of a President," the documentary-style speculative fiction about the assassination of the 43rd President of the United States, is seamless, intelligent and maybe even necessary to an understanding of George W. Bush's role in the world today, and his place in the wider scope of history. Especially when public awareness of the facts about his administration lags so far behind what...
  • Ken Lay has died (heart attack)

    07/05/2006 7:03:35 AM PDT · by ElRushbo · 514 replies · 21,476+ views
    Reuters | 7/5/06
    cause of death unknown
  • Israel issues assassination warning to Hamas leader

    06/27/2006 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 1,367+ views
    Israel has warned the supreme leader of Hamas he will be targeted for assassination if a kidnapped Israeli soldier is harmed. International mediators are trying to win the release of the soldier, who was abducted during a weekend attack on an Israeli military post. It is believed that Corporal Gilad Shalit is being held by Palestinian militants from Hamas somewhere in southern Gaza. Egyptian and French mediators are talking to the militant groups in an effort to win the soldier's freedom. But it is understood that the exiled supreme leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, is refusing to authorise the Israeli's...
  • Man Sentenced to Life in Bush Attack

    01/11/2006 10:12:56 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 4 replies · 222+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan 11, 2006 | Unattributed
    A court Wednesday convicted a man of trying to assassinate President Bush and the leader of Georgia by throwing a grenade at them during a rally in May 2005, and he was sentenced to life in prison. The court also convicted Vladimir Arutyunian of killing a policeman in the course of an operation to arrest him several weeks after the incident. The grenade that Arutyunian threw during the huge rally attended by Bush and President Mikhail Saakashvili landed about 100 feet from the stage where they were standing behind a bulletproof barrier and did not explode. No one was hurt.
  • Cuba Paid Oswald to Kill Kennedy

    01/05/2006 10:03:10 AM PST · by Kenny Bunk · 111 replies · 2,792+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/3/06 | Mark Trevelyan
    BERLIN (Jan. 4) - Cuba lay behind the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald and its agents provided the gunman with money and support, an award-winning German director says in a new documentary film. Wilfried Huismann spent three years researching "Rendezvous with Death," based on interviews with former Cuban secret agents, U.S. officials and a Russian intelligence source, and on research in Mexican security archives. The film, shown to journalists in Berlin on Wednesday, says Oswald traveled to Mexico City by bus in September 1963, seven weeks before the Kennedy shooting, and met agents at...
  • Cuba 'paid Oswald to kill Kennedy'

    01/04/2006 3:16:45 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 128 replies · 3,703+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 January 2006 | Mark Trevelyan
    CUBA lay behind the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald and its agents provided the gunman with money and support, an award-winning German director says in a new documentary film. Wilfried Huismann spent three years researching Rendezvous with Death, based on interviews with former Cuban secret agents, US officials and a Russian intelligence source, and on research in Mexican security archives. The film, shown to journalists in Berlin, says Oswald travelled to Mexico City by bus in September 1963, seven weeks before the Kennedy shooting, and met agents at the Cuban embassy there who paid...
  • Real target ducks, Prasad hit

    10/07/2005 6:54:25 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 10-6-05 | Alok Chamaria and Rai Atul Krishna
    Assailant beaten, may not make it Former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad received a bullet injury in his left arm on Thursday when a gunman opened fire on the dais from which he had just finished addressing an election rally at Nokha, about 25 km from Sasaram. The assailant fired several shots from a country-made handgun at around 2 p.m. before he was overpowered by BJP workers. Eyewitnesses said the man was carrying a second pistol which he could not fire. He was identified as Munna Rai, alias Halchal Rai, of Karahasi village under Nokha police station of Sasaram. Rohtas...