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    06/20/2016 3:50:35 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 123 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-Trump protester Michael Sandford was arrested Saturday at Donald Trump’s Las Vegas rally at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Sandford tried to grab a cop’s gun..... A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate. A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds. It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from...
  • How a Nazi SS commando became a Mossad assassin

    03/30/2016 4:20:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16 | Matt Wanderman
    For the first time, Mossad agents confirm that one of their most useful assassins was one of the top officers in the SS. .....

    01/17/2007 6:19:37 AM PST · by Valin · 41 replies · 989+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/17/07
    Tehran, 17 Jan. (AKI) - One of the five Iranians arrested last week by the US army in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil is wanted in Austria in connection with the assassination of Kurdish leader Andol Rahman Ghassemlu in 1989. Mahommad Jaafari Sharoudi was one of five Iranian officials detained last week in the Kurdish-controlled city on charges of being connected to a faction of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, that funds and arms insurgents in Iraq. Abdol Rahman Ghassemlu, the historic leader of Iranian Kurds, was killed in an apartment in the outskirts of the Austrian capital...
  • Man Who Shot At George Zimmerman, Matt Apperson, Arrested – *Update* Three Charges ….

    05/15/2015 4:44:31 PM PDT · by Godebert · 52 replies ^ | May 15, 2015 | Sundance
    The man who shot at George Zimmerman, Matt Apperson, was arrested at approximately 6:40pm. Charges: One count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. One count of aggravated battery with deadly weapon. One count of firing deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.
  • U.S. brokered deal to help wife of Cuban spy become pregnant through artificial insemination

    12/23/2014 9:55:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 23, 2014 | Kathleen Reuschle
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) was traveling back and forth to Cuba in secret negotiations to try and secure a release for American prisoner Alan Gross when a woman approached him with an impassioned plea: she wanted a child and she needed his help. The woman, the wife of one of the Cuban spies imprisoned in the U.S. on espionage charges, was in her early 40s and said she was almost out of time. According to Tim Rieser, Leahy’s foreign policy aide, she was “clearly desperate.” That began an unusual effort on the part the senator, who is chairman of the...
  • Off with their heads! French socialists declare new Assassin's Creed video game is right-wing

    11/18/2014 6:21:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | Sara Malm
    A French left-wing MEP has hit out at the creators of video game Assassin's Creed over their portrayal of Maximilien de Robespierre. A slight artistic liberty from the creators sees the character of Robespierre presented as a psychopathic mass-murderer, which has enraged the French left, Jean-Luc Melenchon claims the depiction of Robespierre, considered by many to have been the architect of the French Revolution, in the latest installation of the game is 'propaganda against the people'.
  • Study: Real-Life Hit Men Nothing Like 'Sherlock' Shadowy Snipers

    02/02/2014 6:12:05 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 27, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    In the second season of the BBC's hit show "Sherlock," shadowy snipers threaten the eponymous detective's friends by skulking around stairwells with high-powered rifles or infiltrating their homes and workplaces. In real life, targets of assassination in Britain are more likely to be killed while walking their dogs or going shopping, new research finds. The study of contract killings spanning from 1974 to 2013, published in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, finds that assassinations are often rather mundane. "Hit men are familiar figures in films and video games, carrying out 'hits' in underworld bars or from the rooftops with...
  • President Says He’s Done More for America than Any of His Predecessors

    11/12/2013 8:13:10 AM PST · by John Semmens · 31 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, President Obama complained that he is being unfairly blamed for the failures of his signature Obamacare legislation, “especially since I have probably done more for this country than any prior President has.” “My critics are whining about the glitches in the website that are impeding the process of getting Americans signed up for health insurance,” the President said. “They say that the new plans are too costly, that people are being forced to buy coverage for events that will never happen to them—like getting abortions or sex-changes that their faith prohibits. Well, the...
  • Bashar al-Assad was killed by a bodyguard ... (Arab media)

    03/24/2013 3:21:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Arab Media ^ | March 24, 2013 | Unsourced
    Bashar al-Assad was killed by a bodyguard ... (Arab media) Update: According to Arab media , Bashar al-Assad would have been seriously wounded by gunfire last night Saturday, March 23 by his bodyguard but Iran is not dead. He is currently hospitalized, between life and death, Shami Hospital in Damascus which the streets were closed. Proprietary information (in France): According to reports in the Arab press (and then republished in the Israeli press ), information that journalists say they have "verified" the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was killed this morning by one of his bodyguards. An important safety device...
  • The Assasin in Chief: Now the President operates as if he can kill anybody

    02/07/2013 5:26:51 AM PST · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/7/13 | Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson
    Exercising a power that no prior president ever thought he possessed -- a power that no prior president is known to have exercised
  • Ahmed Dogan Assassination Attempt. INCREDIBLE VIDEO - Bulgaria (No wussie politicians there!)

    01/19/2013 6:38:10 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 19, 2013 | Les Grossman
    SOFIA, Bulgaria — Police in Bulgaria detained a man after he pointed a gun at an ethnic Turkish party leader as he was delivering a speech in the capital. No shots were fired. The video from the Saturday event in Sofia shows the man climbing the podium where Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, was speaking on Saturday, and pointing the gun to his face. Dogan struck the man before other delegates wrestled the assailant to the ground, and police took him away.
  • Derren Brown - The Experiments: The Assassin (Full)

    12/15/2012 10:17:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | ScepticaTV
    Programming an assassin. Video at link
  • Danish MPs call Obama ‘assassin’ over drones use (Hussein's extended 'kill' list?)

    07/25/2012 7:43:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Nation ^ | 7/26/12
    Danish MPs call Obama ‘assassin’ over drones useBy: The Nation Monitoring | July 26, 2012 COPENHAGEN - Danish lawmakers are levelling unprecedented criticism at US President Barack Obama for his use of remote-controlled attack drones in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Radikale foreign policy spokesperson, told Politiken newspaper that Obama’s actions mirror those of the terrorists he professes to be fighting against. “It’s terrible,” said Petersen. “The United States has no right to carry out these types of executions of suspected political adversaries. It contravenes international law.” Petersen added that executing political adversaries within another country’s borders was...
  • How the AWOL Muslim soldier accused of plotting to kill Fort Hood troops was foiled

    07/29/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 30 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/29/2011 | Chris Vaughn and Darren Barbee
    Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, after raising suspicions at a Killeen, Texas, gun shop where he purchased six pounds of gunpowder and several boxes of shotgun shells, was in police custody in Killeen on Thursday, accused of plotting to kill fellow soldiers in a frightening reprise of the November 2009 massacre at Fort Hood. Abdo, 21, who grew up in Garland outside of Dallas, was close to pulling off a "terror plot" in which the intended target was troops based at Fort Hood, said Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin. "We would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had...

    08/24/2011 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 73 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Anthony James
    TOKYO ROVE” STRIKES AGAIN© 2011 by Anthony James Sour Grapes Karl Just Can’t Help Himself. As former president Ronald Reagan would say, “There you go again, Karl.” On Wednesday evening on Greta Van Susteren’s top-rated FOX TV news and talk show, “On The Record,” former Bush political adviser and the man euphemistically referred to as “The Architect” for his alleged contributions to George W. Bush’s winning campaign strategies in 2000 and 2004, Karl Rove just inexplicably and repeatedly soiled himself in front of the American public again and again. Greta had asked him why he felt it was that the...
  • Admiral: We Want to Kill Gaddafi

    06/25/2011 8:45:02 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 24
    President Obama may say airstrikes in Libya aren’t hostilities, but it doesn’t get much more hostile than attempted assassination. Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) says Adm. Samuel Locklear, the top U.S. admiral involved in airstrikes, admitted last month that NATO forces were aiming to kill Gaddafi—a role that Locklear said he felt fit under the alliance’s mandate. In addition, Locklear reportedly told Turner that he anticipated American boots on the ground following Gaddafi’s fall. Turner announced the comments during a House debate over a resolution authorizing the Libyan attacks, which was defeated. Turner opposes the intervention.
  • Airport assassin confesses: radical islamist

    03/03/2011 4:31:34 AM PST · by longjack · 23 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 0303/2011 | har/kgp/dpa Spiegel
    Breaking news banner at Spiegel Online. Airport assassin confesses during early inteerogations. The Hessen Interior Minister Rhein: The 21 -year old is a radical islamist. The Hessian department of the interior is saying the suspect acted alone. There is no apparent terror organization behind the attack.
  • Newsweek's Idea of an Assassin

    01/24/2011 7:05:20 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-24-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Get it? America's assassins drape themselves in the American flag and are motivated by some misguided sense of patriotism. Maybe that's not how they actually view it. Maybe I should read the articles...but right now I'm judging this book by its cover, and I'm not sure how else this illustration is supposed to be interpreted. The message this cover conveys is, of course, in total contradistinction to the REAL patriots in America. They don't wave the flag, much less wear it like a super-villian costume. They don't want to carry the burden of arrogance to ask for God's blessing...
  • Loughner Acted, from His Perspective, in a Moral Fashion

    01/24/2011 9:49:07 AM PST · by Cardhu · 43 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 21st 2010 | Manfred Schneider talks to Der Spiegel,
    Most saw the Jan. 8 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Arizona as a product of insanity. But assassination researcher Manfred Schneider told SPIEGEL that the presumed gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, did not act irrationally. Rather, his crime resulted from "hyper-rationality." SPIEGEL: Mr. Schneider, on Jan. 8 in Arizona, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head at close range and killed six people. While the world searches for explanations, you write, in your recent book "Das Attentat" ("The Assassination"), that an assassin like Loughner is not crazy but the product of hyper-rationality. What...
  • Arizona shooter, Bush hater

    01/17/2011 9:13:55 AM PST · by safetysign · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/15/2011 | Dan Barry
    Page three of article: "He became intrigued by antigovernment conspiracy theories, including that the Sept. 11 attacks were perpetrated by the government and that the country’s central banking system was enslaving its citizens. His anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush, or in discussing what he considered to be the nefarious designs of government."
  • The Tea Party – An Assassin?

    01/11/2011 1:20:06 PM PST · by BillKneer · 4 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 1-11-11 | Carlos Serna
    That is definitely the only conclusion you can come up with if you read most of the news-op-eds-opinion columns in Spanish in general and in the Hispanic media in the U.S. in particular. Through out the weekend and today, I read the news about the despicable act committed by Jared Lee Loughner . I evaluated the news both in Spanish and English to see if there was any difference between them. Now, if any of you have been following the opinions of the main-stream media you know that most of them were blaming talk radio, right wing bloggers, Tea-Party followers,...
  • Crazed Liberals: Palin Must be "Assassinated"

    01/10/2011 3:15:44 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/10/11 | Aurelius
    Continuing the craziness that has been on full display for two days now, insane liberals are now calling for the "assassination" of former VP candidate Sarah Palin. As soon as the assassin Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, liberals have been desperate to link Loughner to Palin for no apparent reason. Apparently liberals believe "evidence" and "common sense" be damned; not only do they not have evidence to link Loughner to Palin, but now crazed liberals are calling for the "assassination" on the former governor of Alaska. Why? I'm not sure, but liberals are angry and vengeful. Once again...
  • Insane Liberals: "CAN SOMEONE PLZ KILL SARAH PALIN" for Arizona Shooting

    01/09/2011 6:43:03 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/9/11 | Aurelius
    With five bodies barely cold in Arizona after a madman went on a killing rampage yesterday, hateful liberals are screaming for the death of Sarah Palin. Palin, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate in 2008, has been in the limelight since her rise to nation-wide fame. Angry liberals are now blaming her for assassin Jared Loughner's rampage yesterday, and some are even calling for her death. And no, there was not just one insane person on one insane website, but many cases of wackos calling for the death of Sarah Palin. Like this one from a commenter on TMZ: Or this...
  • Friend of Loughner Confirms: He is a Liberal

    01/09/2011 10:43:08 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/9/11 | Aurelius
    I'm sure that no one is surprised by this, but the attempted assassin of Rep. Giffords of Arizona is a liberal. Not only is there circumstantial evidence that Jared Loughner a leftist, but friends of his are now saying that he is nothing short of a "liberal" who was "obsessed with the 2012 prophecy." Caitie Parker, a woman who went to high school and knew Loughner during college, confirmed that his politics were left wing: She further wrote that liberal and that he wanted to change the way "the world was run:" She then posted images of Loughner and her...
  • Assassin Loughner Member of Conspiracy Site "Above Top Secret," Posts Show Hate for Christianity

    01/09/2011 7:33:33 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/9/11 | Aurelius
    As information about the assassin Jared Lee Loughner slowly comes out, new facts are slowly trickling in. One of the newest is that he was a member of the conspiracy website Above Top Secret, whose website's motto is "deny ignorance." Under the username of "Erad3," a simple rearrangement of his first name, Loughner wrote perplexing and, quite frankly, insane posts several times on the website. Under his "More Stuff You Should Know" section, he wrote, "Eating a Chicken Pot Pie in a voting booth with the option for a Spanish vote..." Loughner also rambled on about "infinite currency," which he...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Prez: Thumbs up on Child Soldiers

    11/25/2010 5:39:24 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 63 replies
    Bational Catholic Register Blog ^ | November 22, 2010 | Mark Shea
    Our Nobel Peace Prize Winning President Barack Obama (“Winner: 2009 Prize for Being the Darling of the Euro Left”) has, yet again betrayed the suckers who took him seriously as some sort of Messianic Bringer of Peace. First, it was the move (on the heels of the Nobel Prize) to increase troop levels in order to prop up a failed third world narco state with no clear plan of what to do besides get Americans killed in pointless battles. [snip] Sec’y of Defense Robert Gates... plainly stated, “We’re not leaving Afghanistan prematurely. In fact, we’re not ever leaving at all.”...
  • Russian assassin 'sent to kill double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman'

    11/11/2010 10:53:52 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/11/10 | Tom Parfitt
    Kremlin reportedly dispatches contract killer to US to pursue 'traitor' colonel, claims reputable Moscow newspaperA contract killer has been dispatched to assassinate the Russian double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman and nine other spies in the United States this spring, according to reports in Moscow. "We know who he is and where he is," a high-ranking Kremlin source told the reputable Kommersant newspaper. "You can have no doubt – a Mercader has already been sent after him." Ramón Mercader was the KGB-hired Spanish communist who was sent to kill Leon Trotsky with an icepick in Mexico in 1940.
  • Mexican Cartel Assassins Roam Arizona

    10/25/2010 5:44:21 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 32 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 10/25/2010 | Chris Bounds
    Well armed and trained assassins are loose in the United States. Can you guess who they are? If you are thinking al-Quida, Hezbullah, or perhaps home grown terrorists – try again. Would you be that surprised to find out that they are drug smuggling Mexicans cartel members! A few weeks ago I wrote an article detailing the growing threat of Mexican drug cartels. After showing the evidence of the gangs’ escalating aggressiveness and violence leaving a body count now totally to over 27,000 dead since 2006 I posed the question “do Mexican drug cartels pose a greater threat” to the...
  • New book, DVD focus on LDS and Old West icon Porter Rockwell

    06/13/2010 7:13:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies · 359+ views
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | June 13, 2010 | Cody Clark
    Lehi resident John Rockwell has a last name that's either famous or infamous. It depends on who you ask. Rockwell is the great-great-grandson of Old West icon Orrin Porter Rockwell, who died at age 65 132 years ago this month. Porter Rockwell is known for being the lifelong friend and, as an adult, the personal bodyguard, of LDS Church founder Joseph Smith. Or his detractors might tell you that he's known for being a dissolute, murderous, lawless gunslinger. Because Porter Rockwell never learned to read or write, his story was being told in other people's words even before he'd died....
  • 2 N. Korean spies arrested in Seoul(sent to assassinate the highest ranking defector)

    04/20/2010 6:21:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 320+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/20/10
    2 N. Korean spies arrested in Seoul SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- Two North Korean spies have been arrested while plotting to murder a high-ranking North Korean defector, the prosecution here said Tuesday. The North Koreans -- only identified by their family names Kim and Tong -- are accused of attempting to assassinate Hwang Jang-yop, a former secretary of the North's ruling Workers' Party and chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly, under the order of the spy agency belonging to the North's Ministry of People's Armed Forces, the Seoul Central District Prosecution said.
  • Sprout McGee, Hamster Assassin

    04/03/2010 9:56:19 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies · 330+ views
    Zanibar19 ^ | Zanzibar19
    Sprout McGee, Hamster Assassin Do you have enemies? Do your enemies have hamsters? Then you need Sprout McGee, Hamster Assassin! (Watch the video at the link provided)
  • Silence is not an Option

    11/10/2009 6:49:32 PM PST · by JERussell · 3 replies · 241+ views
    I felt (and still feel) that if we continue to allow our mouths to be taped shut and our voices to be silenced by the ever-looming shadow of political correctness that the blood that our forefathers (and for that matter, all of the soldiers currently fighting for us) shed for us will have all been in vain. Furthermore I believe that their blood will be in our hands
  • Hoekstra: White House Blocking Investigation of Fort Hood Massacre

    11/10/2009 6:52:43 PM PST · by TribalPrincess2U · 54 replies · 2,445+ views
    newsmax ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 8:01 PM | By: Jim Meyers
    Rep. Pete Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, tells Newsmax that the White House intervened to keep him from obtaining critical information regarding the Fort Hood murders.
  • LIVE THREAD- Memorial Service at Ft. Hood- 11/10/09

    11/10/2009 10:41:52 AM PST · by SE Mom · 758 replies · 30,435+ views
    FOX ^ | 10 November 2009
  • Lynette Fromme, convicted of the attempted assassination of President Ford in '75, has been released

    08/14/2009 7:22:43 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 55 replies · 2,613+ views
    Breaking News Wire ^ | August 14,2009
    Lynette Fromme, convicted of the attempted assassination of President Ford in '75, has been released from prison, a prison spokeswoman says.
  • Is This For Real?

    06/19/2009 11:31:08 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 92 replies · 2,846+ views
    me | 6-19-09 | Houmatt
    A friend of mine at Facebook just got an e-mail that has her scared. Looking at it, it sounds like a fake e-mail, but I looked for something at that would tell me about it and couldn't find anything at all. For obvious reasons she has reported this to the authorities. I just want to know if any of you may have seen or heard of this kind of e-mail before. This is the e-mail, in its entirety: ATTN. LISTEN VERY CAREFUL, THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN CONTACT YOU, MY TEAM HAS BEEN PAID TO ASSASINATE YOU,...
  • FBC Political Coffee Break: This Week Coonts' Assassin & JK Rowling's Tales From...

    08/08/2008 6:43:23 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 86+ views
    PDOP ^ | 08/08/2008 | J Brown
    For Our Readers we now bring you a welcome Coffee Break from politics as usual. Break away for a few minutes from the grind of work and from this non-stop election; take a few minutes for yourself, spend some extra time with the kids. This we bring you two non-political books for a review. One for you, and one that will spark the imagination of your children and yourself...
  • Case hasn't been closed on WWII Nazi assassin

    03/08/2008 11:53:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 667+ views
    ESCHWEILER, Germany — Heinrich Boere's first victim was a pharmacist. Two more victims would follow on a single day, one gunned down at point-blank range in his doorway, the other on the road. Although the killing spree happened in 1944, a footnote to the far greater carnage raging across World War II Europe, it still haunts Germany and the Netherlands, leaving a sense of justice denied by dueling court systems despite the Continent's long march to unity and harmonized institutions.
  • Would-be Ford assassin freed from prison on parole

    12/31/2007 12:28:04 PM PST · by james500 · 28 replies · 356+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/31/2007
    One of the women who unsuccessfully tried to assassinate President Ford 32 years ago was released on parole Monday from a federal prison in California, according to a Bureau of Prisons spokesman. Sara Jane Moore was released in the morning from the federal women's prison in Dublin, outside San Francisco, according to Mike Truman of the Bureau of Prisons. There was no immediate comment from the prison facility itself, where Moore had been Inmate No. 04851180. Officials said she had a recent parole hearing, but did not know what prompted her release at this time. Nor was it clear what...
  • Telltale images expose fatal security flaws : Benazir’s assassination (gov't lies?)

    12/29/2007 9:02:06 PM PST · by milwguy · 65 replies · 463+ views
    dawn ^ | 12/29/2007 | Bahzad Alam Khan
    The controversy over the manner in which former prime minister Benazir Bhutto died in a Dec 27 attack in Rawalpindi deepened on Saturday night when DawnNews TV aired chilling images of an armed assassin taking a shot at her as she acknowledged the cheers of jubilant party activists from the sunroof of her bullet-proof vehicle. Shot by an amateur photographer, the images telecast by DawnNews TV make it abundantly clear that there was no security cordon around Ms Bhutto’s vehicle. They show a young clean-shaven man, wearing a waistcoat and dark glasses, inch inconspicuously towards the slow-moving vehicle of Ms...
  • Andrei Lugovoi, playboy at heart of Russia row

    07/20/2007 5:47:21 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 2 replies · 186+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | july 20th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Andrei Lugovoi, the former KGB officer who is subject to a extradition request from the UK, strolled into his Moscow office flashing his broadest grin.As always, he was nattily dressed - this time in an open-necked Thomas Pink shirt. Extending a cuff-linked arm in greeting, he offered his guests a cup of tea and settled languorously into his leather swivel chair. For a man at the heart of the worst diplomatic crisis between Russia and Britain since the end of the Cold War, Mr Lugovoi seems to be insouciance personified. It was not always so. When The Daily Telegraph first...
  • Secrets of Assassins' fort unearthed in Syria

    07/13/2007 9:45:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 732+ views
    Reuters ^ | 13 July 2007 | Tom Perry
    Nestled at the foot of Syria's coastal mountains, an ancient citadel has been put on the tourist map by restoration and excavation that revealed mysteries of the medieval Assassins sect, once based here. Saladin, the great Muslim leader, laid siege to Masyaf castle in the 12th century. But he thought twice before launching an assault on the Assassins, who had a reputation for mounting daring operations to slay their foes. "Anyone who tried to take the Assassins' castle would be dead the next day," said Haytham Ali Hasan, an archaeologist involved in the restoration project. Although Saladin had conquered Crusader...
  • 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...
  • A Real Life Jack Bauer

    02/25/2007 2:17:06 PM PST · by Palladin · 11 replies · 860+ views
    Watcher Magazine ^ | Nov. 2006--Jan. 2007 | Dan Marvin
    Reflections of a Green Beret LTC Daniel Marvin is the author of "Victory Edition - Expendable Elite - One Soldier's Journey Into Covert Warfare" and a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars The Psyche of a Trained Military Assassin By Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Marvin, U.S. Army Special Forces (Retired) Watcher Magazine Contributer November 30, 2006 PEOPLE should know who and where I was when, like a human robot, I eagerly and without question participated directly as an "operative" in government sponsored illegal activities perpetrated by certain powers against any individual, government or activity who would attempt to disrupt the...
  • Fugitive sought in Ecuador killings arrested during traffic stop in N.Y.

    02/05/2007 6:50:13 AM PST · by xcamel · 6 replies · 279+ views
    AP via PoliceOne ^ | 02/05/2007 | ap
    PALENVILLE, New York — A suspect in the 1999 assassination of a leftist former Ecuadorean presidential candidate was handed over to U.S. immigration officials in New York state. Christian Steven Ponce, 36, of Quito, Ecuador, was arrested Saturday during a routine traffic stop. A check of his license and a warrant check showed he was wanted in Ecuador in connection with murder, Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Stewart said Sunday. Officials say Ponce was wanted in Ecuador in connection with the killing of Jaime Hurtado and his two assistants. Hurtado, a Marxist congressman and former presidential candidate, and the two...
  • Unsuccessful Ford assassin says she regrets act, mourns his death

    01/03/2007 7:45:07 AM PST · by SmithL · 77 replies · 2,912+ views
    DUBLIN, Calif. - A woman who once tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford says she regrets the murder attempt and joins Americans in mourning his recent death. Sara Jane Moore was only 40 feet away from Ford outside the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco when she fired a single shot at him on Sept. 22, 1975. As she raised her .38 caliber revolver, Oliver Sipple, a disabled former U.S. Marine who was standing next to her, pushed up her arm as the gun discharged. The bullet flew over Ford's head by several feet, ricocheted off the side of the...
  • Kremlin gave order to kill dissident and former spy, claims top defector

    11/20/2006 4:03:57 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 35 replies · 1,858+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20th, 2006 | Michael Binyon
    Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned on the direct orders of the Kremlin because of his biting mockery of President Putin, according to a former Soviet spy now living in Britain. Oleg Gordievsky, the most senior KGB agent to defect to Britain, said that the attempt to kill Mr Litvinenko had been state-sponsored. It was carried out by a Russian friend and former colleague who had been recruited secretly in prison by the FSB, the successor to the KGB. The Italian who allegedly put poison in Mr Litvinenko’s sushi “had nothing to do with it”. “Of course it is state-sponsored. He...
  • Concerns over the Pope’s visit to Turkey after Father Santoro’s murderer is sentenced

    10/11/2006 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Traianus · 6 replies · 512+ views
    Asia News ^ | 10-11-2006 | Asia News
    11 October, 2006 TURKEY – VATICAN Concerns over the Pope’s visit to Turkey after Father Santoro’s murderer is sentenced The speedy trial left many grey areas uncovered: eyewitnesses not called to testify; instigators not investigated. The culprit’s mother praises the murder calling it “a gift to the state and the nation”. Nationalist-Islamist groups might create problems during the Pope’s upcoming visit. Rome (AsiaNews) – The sentence imposed on O.A., the 16-year-old teenager found guilty of killing Italian priest Fr Andrea Santoro as he was praying in St Mary’s Church in Trabzon, leaves many questions unanswered. Whilst the boy’s mother...
  • The New Boys of Terror

    10/02/2006 6:48:52 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 4 replies · 600+ views ^ | 10/1/2006 | Fouad Ajami
    Political terrorism is as old as human history-the very word assassins derives from the Arabic hashshashin (hashish takers), after a terrorist cult that was established in Iran in the 11th century. The followers of this cult are the forerunners of today's terrorists. As their story is told by the great historian Bernard Lewis in The Assassins (first published in 1967), these cultists operated from castles in remote mountain areas under a shadowy leader known as "the Old Man of the Mountain." Their victims were rulers of Islamic dynasties and some lords of the Crusader principalities in the land of Islam....
  • Failed assassin warns pope of danger

    09/19/2006 12:45:27 PM PDT · by jdm · 34 replies · 1,412+ views
    Wash Times / UPI ^ | Sept 19, 2006
    The man who shot Pope John Paul II has written Pope Benedict XVI from a Turkish jail cell to warn him he risks assassination if he visits Turkey. Vatican officials consider Mehmet Ai Agca's letter to be a warning, not a threat, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The pope is scheduled to visit Turkey in November. "I write as one who knows about these matters very well," Agca said. "Your life is in danger. Don't come to Turkey -- absolutely not!" Benedict caused an uproar in the Muslim world when he quoted a 14th-century Byzantine emperor who said Islam...