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  • Basra - Gunmen kill senior judge in southern Iraq

    02/12/2005 12:45:27 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 258+ views
    Reuters | February 12, 2005
    BASRA, Iraq, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen assassinated a senior judge in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, a Reuters witness and doctors said. Video footage showed the body of the judge, Taha al-Amiri, lying in a hospital mortuary following the attack. Witnesses said his vehicle was stopped by four masked gunmen as he drove through the centre of Basra, Iraq's second largest city, in the far south of the country. Two of the gunmen got out and opened fire, killing the judge instantly. His driver was wounded in the attack. It is the second assassination...
  • JFK shooting game provokes anger

    11/22/2004 9:15:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 2,732+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 22 November, 2004
    The Kennedy family is upset by the video game A Scottish firm has been criticised by the family of John F Kennedy for producing a game which recreates the president's assassination in Dallas. "JFK Reloaded" was released on Monday to coincide with the 41st anniversary of the president's assassination. David Smith, a spokesman for Senator Ted Kennedy, the brother of JFK, said the PC-based game was "despicable". A spokesman for Traffic Games said it was encouraging youngsters to take an interest in history. The Stirling-based company argued that the game was aimed at disproving theories that a conspiracy, rather than...
  • Controversial Dutch film maker shot dead on Amsterdam street

    11/02/2004 6:06:06 AM PST · by jmhfnyc · 42 replies · 254+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | 11/2/2004 | AFP
    Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh, who recently made a controversial film about Islam, was shot and stabbed to death while cycling on an Amsterdam street by a man with Moroccan nationality, officials said.
  • Baghdad Deputy Governor Killed

    10/31/2004 11:18:25 PM PST · by Arkinsaw · 33 replies · 1,884+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Baghdad's governor says gunmen have killed his number-two man. He says the deputy governor (Hatim Kamil) was on his way to work Monday when he was assassinated in a drive-by shooting. Another Iraqi official says two of the man's bodyguards were wounded in the attack. Insurgents have killed dozens of Iraqi politicians and government workers in recent months in a bid to destabilize the country's reconstruction.
  • Israel sends Syria tough message with Hamas strike

    09/26/2004 1:13:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Blogworthy · 10 replies · 439+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 9-26-04 | Ben Lynfield
    Israel sends Syria tough message with Hamas strike The killing of a Hamas operative Sunday underscores Israel's intolerance for radicals in Syria. By Ben Lynfield JERUSALEM – Widening its pursuit of Hamas beyond the occupied territories, Israel reached into Damascus Sunday, dealing a blow to both Hamas and Syria. Even as part of official Israel declined to comment Sunday on the death of Izz el-Deen al-Sheikh Khalil, a Hamas operative killed in a car bomb, Israeli security sources told the Associated Press and the Haaretz newspaper that Israel was indeed responsible. After last month's double bus bombing in the southern...
  • N. Korea: Vollertsen's take on the situation(Ryongchon Explosion)

    04/23/2004 8:57:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 162+ views
    North Korea zone ^ | 04/23/04 | Rebecca MacKinnon
    Vollertsen's take on the situation The German activist/doctor Norbert Vollertsen has sent round an email to journalists. I am copying an excerpt below without editing or altering it in any way: "-Out of my own experience in the desaster area I know that the nearby hospitals in Sinuiju and Ryongchon are in a desperate situation : there is no medicine, no bandage material, sometimes even no soap and running water - The North Korean doctors cannot give any sophisticated medical assistance for burnt victims - so what they are usually doing, sometimes even without desinfection, narcotics and with a simply...
  • Gun warning for Pope

    03/31/2004 7:20:27 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies · 196+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 31, 2004
    THE Pope has been told to wear a bulletproof vest during next week’s Easter celebrations. The CIA and European security chiefs warned the Vatican of a “concrete threat” against him. He was also advised to limit his outdoor appearances during Holy Week. Italian MEP Mario Borghezio said there were several threats from “some extreme Muslims”. The Pope’s spokesman played down the threats.
  • a matter of record(john kerry attended meeting where assasination of congressmen was discussed!!)

    03/29/2004 4:52:45 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 223+ views
    www.freepatriot.com ^ | the free patriot.com
    John Kerry's (search) campaign has said he -- "never, ever" attended a 1971 meeting of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War that debated a plan to assassinate pro-war congressmen, insisting Kerry had resigned from the group months earlier. But it now turns out Kerry was being followed by the FBI at the time, and newly released FBI records indicate Kerry was in fact at that November meeting in Kansas City. Kerry reportedly rejected the assassination plan, and then resigned shortly afterward -- not months earlier. Kerry's campaign now says he -- "had no personal recollection of this meeting ... [but]...
  • Taiwan's Prez and Vice Prez Shot

    03/19/2004 8:21:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 170+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, Mar. 19, 2004
    Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian was shot in the stomach on Friday while campaigning for reelection - but is expected to survive the assassination attempt. Vice President Annette Lu was also wounded in the attack but was not badly hurt, officials told Reuters. "They are both conscious and their lives are not in danger," Chen's chief of staff, Chiou I-jen, told a news conference. The Taiwanese leader was not wearing a bullet-proof vest at the time of the assassination attempt. He was rushed to a local hospital where he received 14 stitches for what Chiou I-jen described as a shallow flesh...
  • China silent after shooting of Taiwanese leaders - do not report assasination attempt in their media

    03/19/2004 2:29:25 AM PST · by tallhappy · 33 replies · 407+ views
    AP/TVBS | 3-19-04 | Joe McDonald/TVBS
    Taiwan's TVBS news station reported that the Chinese Communist Spokesman for Taiwan Affairs Zhang Mingqing answered questions about the assasination attempts on Taiwan's President and vice-President by saying that they noted the event and would not comment further. Both President Chen Shui-bian and Vice-President Annette Lu were struck by bullets while campaigning together for tomorrow's presidential election in Tainan, Taiwan. Both are being treated at a hospital but their injuries are reported to be life threatening. The Associated Press provides some more info reporting how the Chinese news, controlled solely by the Chinese Communist party, has not even reported the...
  • Moscow's terminators retain their deadly skills

    02/27/2004 10:42:39 AM PST · by Destro · 7 replies · 136+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 27/02/2004 | Daniel McLaughlin
    Moscow's terminators retain their deadly skills By Daniel McLaughlin in Moscow (Filed: 27/02/2004) The killers of the former KGB have not been idle since the Cold War when they and their Eastern bloc allies strolled the streets of European capitals meting out summary justice. But dissidents such as Georgi Markov, killed by a poison-tipped umbrella in a 1978 Soviet-Bulgarian operation on Waterloo Bridge, are no longer their preferred target. The KGB's successors focus on killing rebel Chechens. Dzhokhar Dudayev, the former Soviet air force general who declared Chechnya independent in 1991, died in a spectacular missile strike in 1996. He...
  • Did Lincoln Conspire To Kill Jefferson Davis? (Dahlgren Affair)

    02/17/2004 8:32:59 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 53 replies · 1,626+ views
    WRAL ^ | 17-feb-2004 | Scott Mason
    <p>GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Some parts of Abraham Lincoln's life remains a mystery, including an assassination attempt he may have plotted.</p> <p>An East Carolina University professors believes Abraham Lincoln gave authorization to a group headed by Col. Ulrich Dahlgren to kill Jefferson Davis.</p>
  • IDF commando unit trained to assassinate Saddam Hussein in 1992 [full story]

    12/15/2003 10:59:58 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 285+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 16/12/2003
    Sayeret Matkal, the IDF General Staff's elite special-operations force, trained in 1992 to assassinate Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in a daring operation that would have landed commandos in Iraq and fired sophisticated missiles at him during a funeral, Israeli media reported Tuesday. The attempt was called off after an accident in a training exercise for the mission ended in the deaths of five soldiers. Maariv daily and Army Radio reported that with the capture of Saddam, Israeli military censorship lifted its ban on publication of the full story. Israeli officials were not immediately available for comment. The radio said the...
  • Al-Qaeda Communication Targets London Based Editor For Assassination -

    12/03/2003 4:08:39 AM PST · by tmp02 · 13 replies · 298+ views
    NIN ^ | 12/3/2003 | NIN
    3 December 2003--According to an outspoken Sheik in Saudi Arabia, a communication will be made on an Internet jihad site that will be transmitting information about a "planned assassination" of the Editor-in-Chief of a London based Arabic newspaper, the coming hit to the US, and will name the “martyrs” killed by Saudi forces in recent battles. It is also being reported that Osama bin Laden will address the confrontation in Saudi Arabia, which appears to be related to our analysts' find of a tape by bin Laden that is purportedly in the hands of at least two media outlets. MORE
  • Running down a footnote to assassination

    11/30/2003 10:28:12 PM PST · by whammerjammer · 103 replies · 823+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 11-23-2003 | Colleen Cason
    Running down a footnote to assassination By Colleen Cason November 23, 2003 In the one day and four decades since President Kennedy died in Dallas, we Americans have been served a cafeteria of conspiracy theories. Almost nothing is too tough for some to swallow. They take heaping helpings of the Mafia and CIA, garnish with an evil cabal of Texas businessmen and sprinkle on LBJ and Castro. Advertisement A recent ABC News poll indicates 70 percent of Americans believe JKF's assassination was a plot. Only 22 percent accept the official finding that Lee Oswald acted alone. Most Americans favor conspiracy...
  • The Media Myth Of Camelot

    11/22/2003 4:53:54 AM PST · by alan alda · 32 replies · 1,958+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | 11/21/03 | Jason Maoz
    The Media Myth Of Camelot By Jason Maoz “Jack Kennedy was the mythological front man for a particularly juicy slice of our history. He talked a slick line and wore a world-class haircut. He was Bill Clinton minus pervasive media scrutiny and a few rolls of flab. Jack got whacked at the optimum moment to assure his sainthood. Lies continue to swirl around his eternal flame....” — James Ellroy, American Tabloid Assassination does wonders for a public figure’s place in history. John F.Kennedy was a president of questionable character and meager accomplishment, but his untimely and violent death, followed by...
  • JFK conspiracy theory 101 - a lesson in ambiguity

    11/20/2003 8:04:12 PM PST · by yonif · 45 replies · 607+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri 21 November, 2003 | Jon Herskovitz
    DALLAS (Reuters) - The shots rang out in Dallas 40 years ago, and the students' research papers on assassination conspiracy theories were due on the desk of Southern Methodist University professor Tom Stone earlier this week. Stone has been teaching a course for 10 years on the John F. Kennedy presidential assassination at SMU, a university in Dallas located a few miles north of where Kennedy was gunned down on November 22, 1963. The course called "On the Trail of the Assassin(s)" considers the assassination as a work of critical reading, teaching wide-eyed college youths in the English department that...
  • Some Relevant Facts About the JFK Assassination

    11/18/2003 10:38:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 263 replies · 2,987+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/19/2003 | Phil Brennan
    There's an explosive new book that lays out a very detailed – and persuasive – case for the probability that the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson was responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I say persuasive because the author, Barr McClellan, was one of LBJ's top lawyers, and he provides a lot of information hitherto unknown to the general public – much more of which he says is buried in secret documents long withheld from the American people. "The American public has waited forty years to hear the truth about the JFK assassination," McClellan says. "For government...
  • Over 100,000 show up for Rabin ceremony

    11/01/2003 3:14:31 PM PST · by yonif · 10 replies · 171+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 31, 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Over 1,500 police, Border Police and civil guard volunteers are providing security for the estimated 100,00 people attending the Saturday evening memorial ceremony for the eight anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Roads surrounding the central square in Tel Aviv named for the slain premier are being closed off to vehicles, with Police manning the entrances to the area. Police originally estimated that about 60,000 people would attend the ceremony ,and were surprised by the numbers who turned out. At just after 10pm, the thousands attending the ceremony observed a minute of silence in honour of the...
  • Arafat Must Go

    09/11/2003 7:48:34 PM PDT · by Salem · 6 replies · 147+ views
    The Golden "Report" ^ | 09 September 2003 | Jerry Golden
    Jerry Golden "REPORT" PO Box 10268 Jerusalem 91102 Israel www.TheGoldenReport.comPublished 9/9/2003 Arafat must go With Colin Powell once again saying that Washington does not want Israel to touch Yasser Arafat, and Bush saying that the Road Map must be kept in place until there is a Palestinian Terrorist State inside Israel. There is little hope of stopping Islamic suicide bombers from killing our women and children on buses and in public places. On top of that Yasser Arafat seems to be getting away with appointing his right hand puppet, Ahmed Qurei (Abu Ala). Abu Ala came back with Arafat...
  • Saddam Hussein's Odai, Qusai Deaths Go Against U.S. Ban

    07/23/2003 11:06:32 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 125 replies · 378+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/22/03 | GEORGE GEDDA
    Odai, Qusai Deaths Go Against U.S. Ban By GEORGE GEDDA, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - In theory, pursuing with intent to kill violates a long-standing policy banning political assassination. It was the misfortune of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s sons, Odai and Qusai, that the Bush administration has not bothered to enforce the prohibition. The brothers were killed during a six-hour raid Tuesday at a palatial villa in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul by U.S. forces acting on a tip from an informant. They ranked just below their father in the deposed regime. Odai, in particular, had...
  • Arafat Escaped Anthrax Attack: National Security Advisor [of the PLO]

    05/26/2003 10:43:45 AM PDT · by yonif · 6 replies · 126+ views
    MENAFN.COM ^ | May 23, 2003 | Agence France-Presse
    CAIRO, May 23 (AFP) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat escaped an anthrax assassination attempt three weeks ago, his national security advisor claimed in an interview with an Arabic newspaper published Friday. Someone mailed the veteran leader a letter containing a suspect powder, but his security services prevented it from reaching him, Hani al-Hassan told the London-based Al-Hayat daily. "The presidential security services submitted the letter to the usual control measures before attempting to open it and discovered it contained a powder," he said. "At first, we didn't know what kind of powder it was and we didn't waste time in...
  • FBI arrests son of former Iraqi diplomat

    04/14/2003 6:55:48 PM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 354+ views
    Reuters | 4/14/03
    FBI arrests son of former Iraqi diplomat NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) - The son of a former Iraqi diplomat in New York was accused on Monday of acting as an agent of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, according to a federal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court. Raed Rokan al-Anbuke, also known as Raed al-Anbuge, allegedly bought a miniature camera for an Iraqi intelligence officer and provided Iraqi intelligence with information about Iraqis living in the United States, according to the complaint. The 28-year-old son of Rokan al-Anbuke, the former deputy permanent representative to the Iraqi Mission to the United...
  • Fortuyn killer was 'protecting Dutch muslims'

    03/27/2003 9:50:05 AM PST · by Murtyo · 30 replies · 328+ views
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 3/27/2003 | Wire/BreakingNews.ie
    The man who confessed to killing Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn today told a court he did it to protect the country’s muslim minority from Fortuyn’s anti-immigration policies. Volkert van der Graaf, a 33-year-old animal rights activist, was arrested moments after Fortuyn was gunned down in a car park outside a radio studio on May 6, 2002, just days before a general election. At the start of his trial today, he openly answered questions about the motives behind the first political assassination in modern Dutch history. Although Van der Graaf confessed, under Dutch law prosecutors need to present their case to...
  • ARkans Widow Arrested (my title)

    03/17/2003 8:26:31 AM PST · by FireWall · 14 replies · 511+ views
    A file photo from June 27, 2002 shows Svetlana 'Ceca' Roznjatovic, one of the most popular singers in Serbia, talking to journalists in Banja Luka. Serbian police hunting for the killers of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic on Monday raided the Belgrade home of feared warlord Arkan's young widow. B92 radio, quoting sources close to the investigation, said police had detained Raznatovic 'because of her close links' to a prime suspect, alleged Serbian gangster boss Milorad Lukovic, or Legija. REUTERS/Ranko Cukovic
  • Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic Assassinated

    03/12/2003 7:29:58 AM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies · 200+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 12, 2003
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro, March 12 — Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic - a key leader of the revolt that toppled former President Slobodan Milosevic in October 2000 - was assassinated Wednesday by gunmen who ambushed him outside the government complex, police sources said. “He’s dead,” a source from his Democratic Party told Reuters. ‘If someone thinks the law and the reforms can be stopped by eliminating me, then that is a huge delusion.’ — ZORAN DJINDJIC Serbian prime minister DJINDJIC, 50, was shot in the chest by two large caliber sniper bullets fired from a distance, a police source told Reuters...
  • (Egyptian) Court sentences Islamic militant to five years in prison

    02/27/2003 2:05:30 PM PST · by anotherview · 237+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 27 February 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Feb. 27, 2003 Court sentences Islamic militant to five years in prison By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt - The Supreme State Security Court on Thursday sentenced an Islamic militant, who had been deported from the United States, to five years' imprisonment for membership of a banned Islamic group. Nabil Soliman, 41, was convicted of belonging to Islamic Jihad, the group that assassinated President Anwar Sadat in 1981. In court, he denied any involvement in violence or militant groups, saying he had been mistaken for another man with the same name. The United States extradited Soliman to Egypt in June...
  • Where were you when JFK was assasinated?

    11/22/2002 8:51:22 AM PST · by jmc813 · 31 replies · 1,719+ views
    Vanity | 11-22-02 | Me
    Being that I was born thirteen years too late, I have no story of my own to share. However, these sort of "where were you when" stories have always fascinated me. So, where were you 39 years ago today when you found out?
  • Federal Reserve is a privately owned corporation

    11/09/2002 6:53:56 AM PST · by Stevizard · 67 replies · 724+ views
    Previous posts state that the Federal Reserve is a privately owned (for profit) corporation. ANYONE that disagrees with this statement is either ignorant or mis-informed. My question is: Are there any organized groups trying to abolish the FED and how can they be contacted?
  • Algerians held in Netherlands may have been involved in Massood assassination

    10/28/2002 9:47:27 AM PST · by grimalkin · 233+ views
    AP WorldStream via COMTEX ^ | Oct 28, 2002 | TOBY STERLING
    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct 28, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Four Algerians being held in the Netherlands as suspected terrorists were involved in the 2001 assassination of the former leader of Afghanistan's anti-Taliban alliance, Ahmed Shah Massood, a Dutch public prosecutor alleged Monday. The four men, arrested in April, face charges of falsifying passports, smuggling drugs and people, and "giving aid to the enemy in time of war," said prosecutor Jo Valente. The prosecutor spoke at a brief hearing in which the suspects' detentions were extended by three months while police continue investigations. The Dutch Justice Ministry believes the four...
  • France-Rightist Crackdown

    08/07/2002 6:22:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 151+ views
    Associated Press - breaking on the wire | August 7, 2002
    COURCOURONNES, France (AP) _ The squat, modest homes of Courcouronnes are quiet at midday. Flowers hang from the balconies, and the silence is broken only by the soft murmur of lunchtime talk in the kitchens. The calm, however, masks the neighborhood's sudden claim to infamy as the home of Maxime Brunerie, a reputed neo-Nazi accused of pulling a rifle from a guitar case on July 14 and shooting at President Jacques Chirac. Chirac was unhurt, but the attack has prompted the Cabinet to ban the group Brunerie allegedly belonged to, Radical Unity, and has triggered a wider examination of...
  • Accomplice in Rabin assassination released from prison to relieve prison overcrowding

    07/25/2002 5:03:27 AM PDT · by krodriguesdc · 2 replies · 165+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 7/24/02 3:41 PM | By LAURIE COPANS
    <p>JERUSALEM (AP) -- An accomplice in the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was released from jail 3½ months early Wednesday as part of efforts to relieve overcrowding in jails, officials said.</p> <p>Dror Adani was sentenced to seven years in prison in 1996 for conspiring with assassin Yigal Amir and supplying him with a submachine gun to kill Rabin.</p>
  • Man Who Tried to Kill French President Advertised His Plans on Extremist Web Site

    07/16/2002 10:01:33 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 9 replies · 186+ views
    Associated Press ^ | By Elaine Ganley
    Man Who Tried to Kill French President Advertised His Plans on Extremist Web SiteBy Elaine Ganley Associated Press WriterPublished: Jul 16, 2002 PARIS (AP) - The young man who allegedly tried to assassinate the French president had first advertised his plans to cohorts in an extreme-right group and on an extremist Internet site, news reports said Tuesday. "Watch the Tv This Sunday, i will be the star," read a message posted on the Combat 18 Internet site, signed "Maxime." The message was dated July 13, the day before Maxime Brunerie pulled a .22-caliber rifle from a guitar case as President...
  • Attempted Assasination, French Pres. Chirac, Bastille Day

    07/14/2002 6:45:14 AM PDT · by ASP · 92 replies · 397+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 7/14/02 | ASP
    Thank GOD this Neo-Nazi didn't succeed. NN's seem to be popping up all over the place lately. Man Gets Out Gun as French President Passes; Arrested by Police PARIS (AP) - Police arrested a man who pulled a rifle out of a guitar case as French President Jacques Chirac was inspecting troops Sunday during the annual Bastille Day military parade, police and witnesses said. Cries of alarm from the crowd lining the parade route apparently alerted police, and the gunman fired a single shot as he was wrestled to the ground. Agents stood him up, searched him and took him...