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  • Sluggish recovery from Hurricane Maria reignites calls for Puerto Rico’s statehood, independence

    04/29/2018 5:18:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2018 | Arelis Hernández
    Ernesto Davila Marin was in elementary school when rebellion interrupted class. As he left the schoolhouse that October day, black smoke rose from the town center where nationalists had set Jayuya ablaze, shooting police officers and declaring the independent republic of Puerto Rico from a rooftop. In the struggle for sovereignty from American colonial rule, Puerto Rican independence fighters staged uprisings in nearly a dozen cities that day in 1950 and later attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. They held the central mountain city for three days until U.S. Air Force bombers buzzed over the emerald peaks packed with...
  • June 28 is the anniversary of both the event that started and the treaty that ended World War One

    06/28/2018 5:40:35 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 18 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/27/2018 | Harpygoddess
    June 28 is the anniversary of two days that might be said to mark the beginning and end of the First World War. It's the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife - heirs to the Austrian throne - by Serbian radical Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914, the proximate cause of the beginning of the war. If you're interested in further information on the subject there are hundreds of books and films - the best books I know of (and I'm no expert) are Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August (this won a...
  • Manhunt Underway For Central Pa. Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill President Trump [...]

    06/20/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 80 replies
    CBS PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ^ | 20JUN 18 | staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — U.S. Marshals are searching for a Central Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Trump and other officials. WNEP reports that Marshals are looking for 26-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo, Pennsylvania. Authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
  • (Howie) Carr: Let's not polish Saint Bobby Kennedy's halo yet

    06/03/2018 6:21:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 3, 2018 | Howie Carr
    Stand by for a torrent of slobbering stories about Robert F. Kennedy as the 50th anniversary of his assassination approaches Wednesday. The main speaker at the official ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery will be Bill Clinton. I kid you not - Bill Clinton! Look, of course it’s terrible that RFK was murdered at the age of 42, leaving behind all those kids and Ethel pregnant with the last of them. But since his passing, there’s been even more historical revisionism about Bobby than with almost any of the other liberal icons. So, as the gushing from his fawning biographers like...
  • Bobby Kennedy’s son thinks he was killed by a second shooter. Is there anything to it?

    06/01/2018 8:52:27 AM PDT · by mlo · 60 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 5/31/2018 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Conspiracies surrounding President John F. Kennedy’s death may be most widely circulated. However, one theory questioning our understanding of Robert F. Kennedy’s murder in 1968 has arguably gained more recent traction, including from those closest to the assassination and even one immediate member of Kennedy’s family. According to the Post, Kennedy’s second oldest son now believes, after months of research, that his father was killed by a second gunman. “What Bobby Kennedy Jr. has done, he’s launched a whole new generation of conspiracy nuts who are going to believe that Sirhan didn’t do it and that somebody else did,” he...
  • Who Killed Robert Kennedy?

    05/30/2018 2:47:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 98 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 30, 2018 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    I have never believed in conspiracy theories. Though some critics have lumped me in with conspiracy theorists excogitating on Clinton aide Vince Foster’s death in Fort Marcy Park and other such phantasmagorias, I plead innocence. It is just too difficult to keep a conspiracy under wraps. Particularly in Washington and New York, where garrulity is the rule. A conspirator sitting on a big story is likely to tell someone for money or for prestige or for the sheer fun of it. If I recall correctly, even Woodward and Bernstein eventually told their secret about Deep Throat, and that was a...
  • Brooks Suggests Republicans Are Retiring Because of Assassination Fears

    04/27/2018 11:10:06 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 71 replies
    Roll call ^ | 4/272018 | Eric M Garcia
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears. . . . . But Brooks said while there were multiple factors that contributed to a slew of Republicans leaving the House, he suggested fears of violence was a major one. “One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor,” he said. . . . . “Notice a trend here?” he said. “I have a congressman who is a friend here who has a three-year old daughter whose daughter was threatened with murder.” He also...
  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865: history, Harper's Weekly, 1956 eyewitness

    04/14/2018 4:11:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 64 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/12/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Although he actually died at 7:30 the following morning, today is the anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on 14 April 1865, only five days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Lincoln was very fond of the theater, and that evening, he and Mrs. Lincoln - likely in a celebratory mood because of the end of the Civil War - attended a performance of the comedy, Our American Cousin, by English playwright Tom Taylor at Ford's Theater on 10th Street NW in Washington. There, following the intermission, actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth managed to gain access...
  • Orders from the MiT, murders from the Kiyam Movement (MiT is Turkish Military Intelligence)

    04/13/2018 3:15:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018, 12:55 | BERITAN SARYA/HEYSEM MUSLIM
    It has come to light that the MİT and ISIS are behind the Kiyam (“Mutiny”) Movement, which poses as an independent organization of Syrians. Former ISIS member who killed Raqqa Civilian Council administrator Ibrahim Halil confessed that he had been given the orders from the MİT. It has come to light that the MİT and ISIS are behind the Kiyam (“Mutiny”) Movement, which poses as an independent organization of Syrians. There have been sabotages and assassinations against Raqqa Civilian Council and Manbij Military Council administrators in Northern Syria in the last three months. In the first assassination against Raqqa Civilian...
  • Grandmother reveals 50-year-old secret about MLK's assassination

    04/02/2018 10:39:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.wistv.com ^ | March 30th 2018, 11:20 am CDT | By Cameron Clinard, Kontji Anthony, Jeremy Jones
    Rhonda James (Source: WMC Action News 5) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Rhonda James has been living with a painful secret for 50 years. "It was just what my mother wanted, my parents wanted for us. She wanted us to go on and go to school and go to college and have a regular life." James is a grandmother who has lived in Memphis her whole life. She was 8 years old in 1968 when the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to support the Memphis sanitation workers in their strike for higher wages and better working...
  • Exiled Russian tycoon was murdered 'then strung up to make it look like he had killed himself' [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:41:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Richard Spillett and Gareth Davies
    Exiled critic of Vladimir Putin Nikolai Glushkov was murdered and then strung up to make it look like he committed suicide, senior sources claim. The 68-year-old was found dead by his daughter, Natalia, at his suburban home in New Malden, south London on Monday night - just eight days after the nerve agent attack on spy Sergei Skripal. Mr Glushkov was one of the last surviving members of an ill-fated circle of Russian exiles - led by Putin's enemy Boris Berezovsky - who was also found dead five years ago.
  • Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning,

    03/14/2018 5:52:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Mar. 13, 2018
    Putin enemy found dead in London eight days after Skripal poisoning, as counter-terror police launch investigation ounter-terrorism police have opened an investigation into the “unexplained” death on British soil of an arch enemy of Vladimir Putin, just eight days after the nerve gas assassination attempt on a Russian double agent. Nikolai Glushkov, 68, the right-hand man of the deceased oligarch Boris Berezovsky, Mr Putin’s one-time fiercest rival, was found dead at his London home on Monday. A Russian media source said Glushkov, the former boss of the state airline Aeroflot, who said he feared he was on a Kremlin hit-list,...
  • UK Issues Ultimatum to Russia After Attempted Assassination of Former Double Agent

    03/13/2018 12:29:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On March 4th, Russian defector and former British intelligence source Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped over on a bench in the city center of Salisbury, clearly in distress. As first responders quickly discovered, the Skripals had been poisoned with a potentially deadly nerve agent.But the damage was not limited just to them. Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, one of the first officers to respond to the scene, also fell ill and was hospitalized after being exposed to the nerve agent. Furthermore, hundreds of local residents in the small Southern English town who came into contact with the...
  • British journalist calls for assassination of President Trump

    11/14/2016 1:25:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/16 | David Rosenberg
    A British journalist is in hot water after she advocated for the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump. Monisha Rajesh, a freelance writer who contributes to the Guardian and has in the past published articles in the Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph set off a firestorm with a tweet last week, writing “IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR A PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINATION!” Rajesh’s comment sparked a wave of angry responses on Twitter, and she ultimately shut down her account. Since then, petitions have circulated calling on the Guardian to cut all ties with Rajesh. Some have even suggested she should face criminal prosecution for...
  • [N. Korea]Kim Jong Nam 'met US agent' before his death in Malaysia

    01/30/2018 1:09:33 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | 30 January 2018 | Sharon Marris
    Kim Jong Nam 'met US agent' before his death in Malaysia Two women are on trial accused of using VX nerve agent to kill the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un By Sharon Marris, News Reporter Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, met a Korean-American man on a tourist island before he was assassinated, a court has been told. Mr Kim met the man at a hotel in Langkawi on 9 February last year, according to a witness. Four days later, Mr Kim was dead. Two women - Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan...
  • 'Damn … I missed': incredible story when the Queen was nearly shot in New Zealand in 1981.

    01/16/2018 6:16:24 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 24 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 1-13-2018 | Eleanor Ainge Roy
    The Queen had just stepped out of a Rolls-Royce to greet 3,500 well wishers when a distinctive crack rang out across the grassy reserve. According to former Dunedin police det sgt Tom Lewis (no relation to the shooter), police immediately attempted to disguise the seriousness of the threat, telling the British press the noise was a council sign falling over. Later, under further questioning from reporters, they said someone had been letting off firecrackers nearby. According to Tom Lewis, the then prime minister Robert Muldoon feared if word got out about how close the teenager had come to killing the...
  • Liberals Cheered When Reagan Was Shot

    01/14/2018 4:54:52 PM PST · by tom h · 53 replies
    Newsbusters and Others ^ | March 30, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    [Vanity] Freepers, please provide your own story of what happened during March 1981 when you first heard the news that President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr. I was an Ivy League graduate student at the time, in a technical field, and I was shocked to hear faculty in my engineering department say they were glad that Reagan was shot. Wayne Allyn Root relays a story from Columbia, where all his classmates leaped into the air, cheering wildly, as if the Columbia football team had finally scored a touchdown. [http://rootforamerica.com/the-real-obama-agenda-direct-from-his-columbia-university-classmate/] The Newbuster article referenced above relays some AP and...
  • Report: US gives Israel go-ahead to kill powerful Iranian general

    01/01/2018 8:43:53 AM PST · by qaz123 · 32 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 010118 | Sue Surkes
    US intelligence agencies have given Israel the green light to assassinate the senior Iranian responsible for coordinating military activity on behalf of the Islamic Republic in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarid
  • Mexico's drug lords look south to Peru

    03/26/2009 10:37:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 442+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 25, 2009 | Chris Kraul
    A recent surge in arrests and cocaine seizures in Peru points to an increased presence of Mexican drug cartels, counter-narcotics officials say. The cartels have also contributed to more drug-related violence in Peruvian cities, ports and in remote valleys in this Andean country where coca, cocaine's base material, is grown, the officials say. Peruvian claims of Mexican cartels expanding echo those by officials in other Latin American countries, from Honduras to Argentina, where Mexican gangs have supplanted once-powerful Colombian cartels as kings of the illicit-drug underworld. .... That Mexican drug lords are sending emissaries here is no surprise to Hidalgo...
  • BREAKING: Islamist Terror Plot To Assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May Foiled

    12/05/2017 5:51:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    We have some breaking news coming from the United Kingdom. Apparently, British intelligence and security services have foiled an assassination plot against Prime Minister Theresa May.  Sky News reports that the head of MI5, Britain’s internal security service, briefed the May’s cabinet, telling them that a plot to launch some sort of explosive device at Downing Street in the hopes of killing Prime Minister May. We’ll keep you updated on the matterVia Sky News: Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "It's the latest in a number of terror plots that police and MI5 believe they've foiled this year."I understand that...