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  • Britain Announces Inquiry Into Killing of Ex-K.G.B. Officer[Litvinenko]

    07/22/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 July 2014 | ALAN COWELL
    Almost eight years after Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former K.G.B. officer turned whistle-blower, was poisoned in London with a radioactive isotope, the British authorities announced on Tuesday that a public inquiry would be held into his death, permitting investigators to explore whether Russian leaders ordered the killing. At a time when President Vladimir V. Putin faces mounting Western opprobrium for his support of pro-Russia separatists accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine, the announcement from Theresa May, the British home secretary, could be seen by Moscow as a further rebuke. “It is more than seven years...
  • Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

    07/14/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:41 AM EDT | Derrik J. Lang
    Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals. […] “We wanted to do something that was impactful that would really resonate with the world and bring home just how important Archie is to everyone,” said [Jon] Goldwater,...
  • IRAQ: Crazed ISIS Death Squads Engage In Organized Drive-By Killings of Unarmed 'Enemies'

    06/21/2014 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Video here, but I'm warning you- it's pretty graphic (and unsettling)  to watch desperate, unarmed souls hunted down like animals... especially the last one on foot.
  • Afghan Candidate Escapes Assassination Attempt

    06/06/2014 10:35:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Arab News ^ | Friday 6 June 2014
    Two blasts struck a convoy carrying Afghan presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah after a campaign event Friday in Kabul, killing six civilians but leaving the candidate himself unharmed, officials said. The attack came just over a week before a runoff vote is to be held as Afghans choose a new leader to replace President Hamid Karzai. The Taleban have vowed to disrupt the balloting, although the first round on April 5 was relatively peaceful. Friday’s attack was the first to directly target one of the candidates in Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the violence started with a suicide bombing...
  • Lawyer of Pakistani accused of blasphemy killed

    05/07/2014 12:45:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2014 3:28 PM EDT
    Gunmen in Pakistan killed the lawyer of a man accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad Wednesday night, police said. Senior police officer Mahmoodul Hassan said the lawyer, Rashid Rehman, was sitting in his office in the central city of Multan when gunmen opened fire on him. …
  • Former Deputy Admits Involvement in Starovoitova Killing

    04/25/2014 12:17:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    The Moscow Times ^ | Apr. 25 2014 17:03 | The Moscow Times
    Former State Duma deputy Mikhail Glushchenko has admitted to conspiring in the 1998 assassination of fellow parliamentarian Galina Starovoitova, a St. Petersburg news portal reported. Alexander Afanasyev, Glushchenko's lawyer, told St. Petersburg's Fontanka news website that his client had both admitted to his guilt and named a co-conspirator during this testimony on Thursday. Afanasyev declined to divulge the identity of the co-conspirator, but said that Glushchenko would cooperate with the prosecution.
  • Did US Choose War over Qaddafi's Abdication?

    04/25/2014 9:53:26 AM PDT · by No One Special · 19 replies
    Diana West ^ | April 25, 2014 | Diana West
    More than Benghazi skeletons should haunt Hillary Clinton's expected 2016 presidential bid. It now seems that the entire war in Libya -- where thousands died in a civil war in which no U.S. interest was at stake -- might well have been averted on her watch and, of course, that of President Obama's. How? In March 2011, immediately after NATO's punishing bombing campaign began, Muammar Qaddafi was "ready to step aside," says retired Rear Admiral Charles R. Kubic, U.S. Navy. "He was willing to go into exile and was willing to end the hostilities." What happened? According to Kubic, the...
  • Delays in Effort to Refocus C.I.A. From Drone War (Pentagon too incompetent???)

    04/06/2014 7:14:12 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | MARK MAZZETTI
    In the skies above Yemen, the Pentagon’s armed drones have stopped flying, a result of the ban on American military drone strikes imposed by the government there after a number of botched operations in recent years killed Yemeni civilians. But the Central Intelligence Agency’s drone war in Yemen continues. In Pakistan, the C.I.A. remains in charge of drone operations, and may continue to be long after American troops have left Afghanistan. And in Jordan, it is the C.I.A. rather than the Pentagon that is running a program to arm and train Syrian rebels — a concession to the Jordanian government,...
  • 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...
  • Day of justice for Lebanon

    01/16/2014 2:45:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Daily Star ^ | January 16, 2014 12:58 AM | Kareem Shaheen
    THE HAGUE: Lebanon takes one step closer toward closing the chapter of political violence and unaccountability with the start of the trial at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon today. The STL will hear the prosecution’s case against four Hezbollah members accused of rigging a 2,500 kg truck bomb nine years ago that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others, plunging Lebanon into political turmoil and ending Syria’s formal tutelage over the country.The opening session will be attended by a delegation of the victims and their families, whose hopes hang on the outcome of the trial. Among them is...
  • (Al-Qaeda) Militant chief Majid al-Majid dies in Lebanese custody

    01/04/2014 7:31:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 1/4/2014
    The alleged leader of an al Qaeda-linked group that carried out attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria's civil war died on Saturday while in custody in Lebanon, the army said. In a short statement, the Lebanese army said Majid al-Majid “died this morning while undergoing treatment at the central military hospital after his health deteriorated.” It did not elaborate. Official Lebanese sources, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said al-Majid died after kidney failure. The state-run National News Agency said al-Majid died “after his health conditions deteriorated.” Al-Majid, a Saudi citizen had...
  • John Kennedy's Final Public Address "Texas Hotel Speech"

    11/23/2013 11:06:56 PM PST · by Prospero · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/21/2013 | John Kennedy
    About seventeen years after the murder of John F. Kennedy, I was given the opportunity to watch an archived film of the President's last public remarks, a short speech to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Friday morning, November 22, 1963.Having been impressed, I still remembered a line or two, and I briefly searched for what I hoped would be unedited footage. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find what was to be found had been heavily edited.There may be better copies of his full remakrs out there, but I did finally stumble on one unedited whole tape with...
  • Lessons in Succession Throughout the Ages

    11/23/2013 6:22:09 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 23, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the succession process, on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination The historians of ancient Rome – both contemporary and throughout the ages since – have written a great deal about the difference between “bad emperors” and “good emperors.” Nero and Caligula, for example, were off-the-charts terrible, while Augustus, Trajan, Antonius Pius, Hadrian, and Marcus Aurelius were terrific. Of the dozens of emperors in Rome’s long-lasting empire, why were some good and others bad, when they all tended to have similar education, family background, ethnicity, experience, and military background? One of the theories was adoption vs. birth. Not...
  • Who Killed the Kennedys? Ronald Reagan's Answer

    11/23/2013 4:30:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy, which occurred in June 1968. Was there a common source motivating the assassins of both Kennedys—that is, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan? That renowned political philosopher Mick Jagger speculated on a source. “I shouted out ‘Who killed the Kennedys?’” asks the lyrics in the 1968 song by The Rolling Stones. “When, after all, it was you and me.” The song was titled, “Sympathy for the Devil.” It was, The Rolling Stones suggested,...
  • Roger Stone: ‘Nixon thought LBJ killed Kennedy’

    11/22/2013 5:43:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Richard Nixon thought Lyndon Johnson killed John F. Kennedy, according to legendary political operative Roger Stone. “Richard Nixon told me in 1982 that he immediately knew who Jack Ruby was when he saw him shoot Oswald,” Stone told The Daily Caller in an extensive interview. Stone’s new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ is currently tearing up the Amazon bestseller list and even earned praise from Ron Paul. Among other revelations, Stone told TheDC that Nixon hired Jack Ruby as a House committee informant at Johnson’s request years prior to the Kennedy assassination, which occurred 50...
  • Cardinal Shehan and the repose of JFK’s ‘great soul’

    11/22/2013 10:14:53 AM PST · by Welchie25
    Catholic Review ^ | 11/22/13 | George Matysek
    On Thursday, Fox News’ Ed Henry tweeted that MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Fox News’ Juan Williams, had been invited for a private off-the-record chat with President Obama. Obama’s signature program, Obamacare, has been flailing in the press for weeks, and Obama apparently believes that it is about time to reshift the narrative:
  • Today

    11/22/2013 9:15:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    There's a certain slant of light On winter afternoons, That oppresses, like the heft Of cathedral tunes . . . It's November 22nd. For some of us, the date catches our attention every year. And holds it, fixes it in our mind. This year it's caught the whole country's. For it's been 50 years today that it happened. And the memories come back: stark, looming, black. Unstoppable. And we live it again and again, moment by moment, as in a flashback that won't go away, our own Groundhog Day that keeps repeating. It is always 12:29 p.m. Dallas time when...
  • John F. Kennedy's Legacy

    11/22/2013 8:51:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    The day John F. Kennedy was assassinated is still fresh in the memories of those of us who lived through it. We all remember where we were when we first heard the news that he'd been shot and how we waited for word that he would survive. We remember the sound of news anchor Walter Cronkite's voice breaking as he delivered the news that the president was dead. But for millions of Catholics, it had a special meaning. It was lunchtime, and I was in the girls' bathroom putting on lipstick -- a new privilege for a 16-year-old in Catholic...
  • Did the Tea Party Kill JFK?

    11/21/2013 2:08:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 20, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    For all these years, they’ve hidden the truth about the Kennedy assassination. It didn’t require a conspiracy. It just took repeating a falsehood until it was accepted as conventional wisdom. The myth about the Kennedy assassination is that President John F. Kennedy, at great personal risk, traveled to Dallas a.k.a. the City of Hate, and was somehow murdered by an atmosphere of intolerance. The truth is that he was shot by a communist. As James Piereson writes in his brilliant book Camelot and the Cultural Revolution, liberals had the choice after the assassination to make Kennedy a martyr to civil...
  • The First Egyptian President Who Betrayed His Country And Accused Of Spying For The CIA

    11/21/2013 12:27:09 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Eman Nabih ^ | November 19, 2013 | Eman Nabih
    MB Carrying Out Assassinations Series Against Witnesses Of Morsi’s Espionage Case With CIA – National Security Martyr Officer Mohamed MabroukOn Sunday evening 17/11/2013 Nasr City Cairo, Egyptian National Security Officer Mohamed Mabrouk 34 years old, was assassinated by masked gunmen who opened fire on the Officer’s car and shot him dead.Mohamed Mabrouk was leaving his residence and headed to work. Eyewitnesses informed the DA Investigators that they saw two white cars were parking earlier on both sides of the road, then started to drive in the direction of the Officer’s car which was moving slowly. Both cars cut the...
  • 6 Reasons the Media/Left Refuse to Let the Kennedy Assassination Go

    11/21/2013 9:49:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/21/2013 | Bryan Preston
    1. Camelot. The brief Kennedy years represent for many in the media their own golden moment. JFK was their royalty, their idol, their ideal, their handsome and rich young war hero. Jackie Kennedy was their queen. And then it was all cut short, like a Shakespearean tragedy or fairy tale. The mythic Camelot fell to lust. The American Camelot fell to an assassin. For those of us who grew up after JFK, it’s all so much history. I grew up around Dallas and heard about the assassination any time I visited anywhere else as a child, and later on I...
  • A Personal JFK Remembrance

    11/21/2013 8:10:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    My parents voted for Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. I had not yet developed a political worldview, but as a freshman at American University in Washington, D.C., I stayed up late to watch the election returns slowly trickle in before going to bed at 2 a.m. with the outcome still undecided. The following year I was hired as a copyboy at NBC News, delivering wire service "copy" to news reporters in the network's Washington bureau. White House correspondent Sander Vanocur invited me to accompany him to observe the swearing-in of Adlai Stevenson as the U.S. ambassador to...
  • The Myth Of JFK

    11/21/2013 5:28:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Few events and people have had more words written about them than that day and that man. But, and I have to be honest here, I don’t get it. In fact, I’ve never gotten it. Yes, losing a president to an assassin’s bullet is a traumatic national event, something we’ve fortunately not been through again since – although there have been some close calls. And it’s the one event where everyone over the age of 55 seems to recall exactly where they were when they heard the...
  • Anniversaries Remind Us of Our Work

    11/21/2013 3:16:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This month, our nation has two pivotal anniversaries: the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln (Nov. 19), and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Nov. 22). The first anniversary reflects the core message of remembrance, forgiveness, rebuilding and honor. The second, the assassination of a president who embodied youth and hope, reminds us how an instant can not only end the life of an individual, but upend a nation. The Gettysburg Address is one of the most well-known, and often memorized speeches. Lincoln was not the main speaker at the...
  • The New Proof of the KGB’s Hand in JFK’s Assassination

    11/20/2013 7:46:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    PJ Media's Say No To Socialism ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and most of the world still wrongly believes that the culprit was the CIA, or the FBI, or the mafia, or right-wing American businessmen. It has been also 50 years since the Kremlin started an intense, worldwide disinformation operation, codenamed “Dragon,” aimed at diverting attention away from the KGB’s connection with Lee Harvey Oswald. Not unrelated are the facts that Oswald was an American Marine who defected to Moscow, returned to the United States three years later with a Russian wife, killed President Kennedy, and was arrested before...
  • Nixon and Kennedy: The Myths and Reality

    11/19/2013 9:12:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Had there been no Dallas, there would been no Camelot. There would have been no John F. Kennedy as brilliant statesman cut off in his prime, had it not been for those riveting days from Dealey Plaza to Arlington and the lighting of the Eternal Flame. Along with the unsleeping labors of an idolatrous press and the propagandists who control America's popular culture, those four days created and sustained the Kennedy Myth. But, over 50 years, the effect has begun to wear off. The New York Times reports that in the ranking of presidents, Kennedy has fallen further and faster...
  • Meet The 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins

    11/18/2013 11:27:58 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/18/2013 | Andy Greenberg
    As Bitcoin becomes an increasingly popular form of digital cash, the cryptocurrency is being accepted in exchange for everything from socks to sushi to heroin. If one anarchist has his way, it’ll soon be used to buy murder, too. Last month I received an encrypted email from someone calling himself by the pseudonym Kuwabatake Sanjuro, who pointed me towards his recent creation: The website Assassination Market, a crowdfunding service that lets anyone anonymously contribute bitcoins towards a bounty on the head of any government official–a kind of Kickstarter for political assassinations. According to Assassination Market’s rules, if someone on its...
  • Muslim Taxi Driver with Samurai Sword Arrested Trying to Kill UK Prime Minister

    11/18/2013 7:32:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/18/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently UK gun control was effective enough so that Irfaq Naz had a 950,000-volt stun gun, hammers, kitchen knives, a machete and a samurai sword. But maybe he just liked the idea of manually beheading the Prime Minister, who once claimed that the UK needs to integrate with Islam rather than the other way around. Taxi driver Irfaq Naz, 34, was caught by officers in July driving the wrong way down a north London street having travelled down from his Middlesbrough home.An unsheathed Samurai sword, a machete, kitchen knives, hammers and masking tape were also found in his Vauxhall Astra,...
  • The Soul Has a Music of Its Own

    11/15/2013 4:40:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    It is only a week away. Next Friday will be November 22nd and the 50th anniversary. Dallas is steeling itself for the attention, the crowds, the people everywhere with their smartphones taking pictures. Nothing is real now till it is becoming an image. Not even that unreal day half a century ago now. Tourists will shoot pictures -- I hate that word, shoot, in this context -- of the restored old Texas Theatre on West Jefferson in the Oak Cliff neighborhood. That's where the assassin had tried to hide in the darkness after having killed again -- this time a...
  • Encouraging More Oswalds

    11/12/2013 4:46:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's murder is being marked, not primarily by retrospectives on his life and accomplishments, and not by reflections on the myth versus the reality of his presidency, but instead by one of the features of our media age that is poisonous to our cultural health -- a macabre focus on the details of his murder. National Geographic aired a film with the title "Killing Kennedy" (based on a book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard). Trailers featured images of the first couple in the open limousine and close ups of the actor who played...
  • Dutch Lady Recalls Travel in Cabin Neighboring the Oswalds Aboard S.S. Maasdam in June 1962

    10/25/2013 10:31:33 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    Google Groups ^ | December 10, 2010 | Perry Ver Meulen
    As written by me earlier this month, I came in contact with a lady who travelled from Rotterdam to Hoboken, New Jersey on the ship Maasdam IV, thirteen days in june 1962. Just like the Oswalds did. remarkable: never before was a passenger of the 1962-trip tracked down by anyone. remarkable: she was staying in cabin 471, the Oswalds slept in 473: they were neighbours. remarkable: she saw Oswald a lot, didn't talk to him. She never saw Marina and June. She sent me two pictures: first time we see pictures of the ship during those days in june 1962....
  • ‘Microphone bomb’ kills Afghan governor

    10/17/2013 9:11:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct. 15, 2013
    A bomb in a mosque killed a provincial governor Tuesday in the highest profile assassination in recent months, part of an intensified campaign to intimidate Afghanistan’s administration as it prepares for elections and the withdrawal of foreign troops after 12 years of war. The bomb killed Gov. Arsallah Jamal of eastern Logar province as he delivered a speech at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. The attack also wounded 15 people, five of them critically, said his spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh.
  • Maher and Guests Battle Over Whether Obama Governs ‘Out of Fear of Assassination’

    10/12/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/12/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During the “Overtime” online edition of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher posited that President Obama moderates his political positions out of fear of being assassinated, leading to a panel-wide battle over whether Americans are “subconsciously racist” against the president. While lamenting with Oliver Stone about the short political career of John F. Kennedy, Maher suggested that bold leaders like JFK “always seem to, at the end of the day, get cut out of the picture, violently or otherwise. And maybe that is why Barack Obama is more of a centrist than we want him to be?” “You think that?”
  • Who is Dr. Jim Garrow other than the Pink Pagoda guy?

    10/11/2013 6:07:56 AM PDT · by jsanders2001 · 9 replies
    Okay so we all just read this claim by a "supposedly" ex-CIA guy named Dr. Jim Garrow who makes a claim that he is ex-CIA and that he knows that Obama had Andrew Breitbart and Tom Clancy killed. It doesn't have a ring of truth to it if you've ever worked in an intelligence related capacity for the following reasons: (1) people in the intel industries compartmentalize information to such an extent that he would never know that information unless the president himself or the assassin told him directly and I don't see that happening, (2) real CIA guys wouldn't...
  • Security alert after mystery drone crashes into Sydney harbour bridge (3 days before Harry arrives)

    10/04/2013 8:21:10 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2013 | Sophie Jane Evans
    A mystery drone has crashed into Sydney Harbour Bridge - just three days before Prince Harry arrives at the harbour to review an international navy fleet. The prince is due to make an appearance tomorrow - alongside warships, galleons and tall ships from around the world - to help Australia celebrate its navy's centenary. However, counter terrorism teams have been placed on high alert after the remote-controlled 'quad-copter' was discovered at the foot of one of the iconic bridge's pylons. Officials have said they do not believe the drone - which crashed on Wednesday - is linked to the International...
  • The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK

    10/04/2013 4:22:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10-3-13 | Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
    On February 27, General Walker boards a specially equipped tour bus owned by his close friend, the anti-​communist televangelist Billy James Hargis. The two men are departing on a speaking tour to twenty-​nine cities, mostly in the South: “To alert the public to the enemy within and without.” Taking their inspiration from Paul Revere, they are calling their tour Operation Midnight Ride. Hargis is a thirty-​seven-​year-​old, three-​hundred-​pound Texas-​born leader of the Christian Crusade, a fervent group of a hundred thousand paid followers based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has an unusually boyish and doughy face, prefers tailored suits, and decorates his...
  • Iran’s cyber chief killed in ‘internal dispute,’ Israel speculates

    10/03/2013 8:21:08 AM PDT · by kimtom · 11 replies
    http://www.timesofisrael.com ^ | October 3, 2013 | Times of Israel staff
    A key Iranian cyber war operative may have been killed in an “internal dispute,” cabinet minister and former Shin Bet intelligence chief Yaakov Peri said Thursday. Peri, the minister of science, was speaking on Israel Radio as Iran denied reports that Cyber War Headquarters commander Mojtaba Ahmadi, who was recently found dead northwest of Tehran, had been assassinated. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said he had died in a “horrific incident,” but ruled out assassination. “The main reason of the event and the motive of the attacker has not been specified,” added a Revolutionary Guards .......
  • Iranian cyber warfare commander shot dead in suspected assassination

    10/02/2013 4:26:24 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-2-13 | Damien McElroy, and Ahmad Vahdat
    Mojtaba Ahmadi, who served as commander of the Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead in a wooded area near the town of Karaj, north-west of the capital, Tehran. Five Iranian nuclear scientists and the head of the country’s ballistic missile programme have been killed since 2007. The regime has accused Israel’s external intelligence agency, the Mossad, of carrying out these assassinations. Ahmadi was last seen leaving his home for work on Saturday. He was later found with two bullets in the heart, according to Alborz, a website linked to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. “I could see two bullet wounds on...
  • Journalists to investigate the NSA's role in 'assassinations program' (Hussein's private Army)

    09/29/2013 5:31:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    13 ABC ^ | 9/28/13
    **SNIP** "The connections between war and surveillance are clear. I don't want to give too much away but Glenn and I are working on a project right now that has at its center how the National Security Agency plays a significant, central role in the U.S. assassination program," said Scahill, speaking to moviegoers in Rio de Janeiro, where the documentary based on his book made its Latin American debut at the Rio Film Festival. "There are so many stories that are yet to be published that we hope will produce 'actionable intelligence,' or information that ordinary citizens across the world...
  • Obama Admits Syria Strikes are about Regime Change

    09/04/2013 3:26:27 PM PDT · by Eva · 37 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    While stressing that Washington’s primary goal remained “limited and proportional” attacks, to degrade Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities and deter their future use, the president hinted at a broader long-term mission that may ultimately bring about a change of regime. “It also fits into a broader strategy that can bring about over time the kind of strengthening of the opposition and the diplomatic, economic and political pressure required – so that ultimately we have a transition that can bring peace and stability, not only to Syria but to the region,” he told senior members of Congress at a White House meeting...
  • Iran Teaches Students How To Hunt Drones

    08/21/2013 11:28:52 AM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 16 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 8/20/2013 | Kelsey D. Atherton
    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard will teach Iranian teenagers how to hunt drones, according to reformist Iranian newspaper Etemaad daily and semi-official Fars news agency. Etemaad daily quotes Ali Fazli, the acting general in charge of the Revolutionary Guard's Basij, a paramilitary volunteer militia infamous for attacking pro-democracy supporters, saying drone-hunting will be part of high school classes on "Defensive Readiness." Iran claims it previously hunted American drones; most notably, in December 2011, it claimed it captured a RQ-170 stealth drone. There's a possibility the RQ-170 was not shot out of the sky, but instead compromised by "spoofing," where hackers feed...
  • What secrets do they hold? researchers demand sealed files about JFK assassination be made public...

    08/18/2013 11:29:47 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 August 2013 | AP and DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    --Researchers are most interested in the file on George Joannides, a CIA agent who may have had a connection to Lee Harvey Oswald and acted as a liaison on a later assassination investigation All documents pertaining to the Kennedy assassination are set to be released by 2017 Fifty years after the assassination of President John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, researchers are still investigating his mysterious murder. Thousands of pages pertaining to the assassination are still sealed, and researchers are calling for a complete public release. Jefferson Morley, former Washington Post Reporter currently suing the CIA to release the data,...
  • Richard Clarke: Hastings accident “consistent with a car cyber

    06/25/2013 1:40:40 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 77 replies
    Hang the Bankers ^ | 6/25/2013 | Clark Kent
    Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.” “There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car,” Clarke said. On Saturday, Infowars.com posted a video of a talk presented by Dr. KathleenFisher, a program manager for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible...
  • Obama assassination bid fears - aircraft carriers on standby off Irish coast during G8 summit

    06/17/2013 2:18:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 125 replies
    June 17, 2013 Obama assassination bid fears - aircraft carriers on standby off Irish coast during G8 summit @Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 17th June 2013 - Mandatory Credit - Brian Little/ Presseye --- Culture Minister Carl N Chuiln and Minister for Education, John O'Dowd MLA waiting for US President Barack Obama during his visit to the Waterfront Hall, Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit in County Fermanagh. ..It is understood that a contingency plan is in place for the unlikely event that an attempt would be made on the President’s life. The Secret Service also have diplomatic immunity...
  • Inside Iraqi Corruption

    03/29/2005 4:35:34 PM PST · by Softwar · 460+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/29/05 | Charles R. Smith
    Inside Iraqi Corruption Charles R. Smith Tuesday, March 29, 2005 John A. Shaw is a curious example of Washington politics gone mad. Shaw is a veteran government employee who served inside the White House under Presidents Ford, Nixon and Reagan and was an associate deputy secretary in the Department of Commerce. In 2001, Shaw was appointed by Bush Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to head the newly formed Office of International Technology Security. In this post, Shaw began the difficult task of reforming government controls over the export of sensitive technology to foreign countries. In 2003, Shaw began investigating allegations of...
  • Breaking: Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith

    05/01/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 474 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/13
    The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith. (From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military...
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • 'Joe's Law': Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Strategy to Derail Amnesty Enrages the Left

    04/14/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-14--2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a campaign to recall him from office. They are collecting signatures, and already have more than half the required amount with two months to go. This follows a re-election campaign last year which saw unprecedented amounts spent on both sides, as George Soros committed $10 million to oust "America's Sheriff". Joe was forced to spend his entire 'war chest' of $8 million to (barely) hold onto office - the closest race of his career. Why?Why is the Left in America so focused on a single county's...
  • Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army

    03/25/2013 3:32:58 PM PDT · by Sopater · 72 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | March 24, 2013 | Israel News Agency Staff
    Jerusalem, Israel --- March 24, 2013 … Russian media sources have confirmed that Syria President Bashar Assad was shot by an Iranian bodyguard Saturday night. "The lone assassination pumped several bullets at point blank range into Assad," said the source. "Assad was rushed to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus in critical condition. He died on the operating table from heart failure resulting from massive blood loss." An Israeli security analyst believes the report to be accurate. "In the last 24 hours have we seen Assad? Any photographs or video? No. Nor will we see any as loyalists who are closest to...
  • Assad Confirmed Dead, Iran Attempts To Control Syria Army (?)

    By Israel News Agency Staff Jerusalem, Israel --- March 24, 2013 … Russian media sources have confirmed that Syria President Bashar Assad was shot by an Iranian bodyguard Saturday night. "The lone assassination pumped several bullets at point blank range into Assad," said the source. "Assad was rushed to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus in critical condition. He died on the operating table from heart failure resulting from massive blood loss." An Israeli security analyst believes the report to be accurate. "In the last 24 hours have we seen Assad? Any photographs or video? No. Nor will we see any as...