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  • Who's killing Iranian nuclear scientists?

    01/12/2012 2:51:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | January 12, 2012 | Josh Levs
    An explosion on Wednesday killed Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a top official at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, Iranian officials said. He is the third man identified as a nuclear scientist to be killed in Iran in a mysterious explosion in the past two years. A fourth survived an assassination attempt. In each case, someone placed a bomb under the scientist's car. Iranian officials, on state-run media, blame Israel and the United States. "I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act of violence inside Iran," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday. "We believe...
  • Did Castro Get Kennedy?

    11/24/2011 9:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    “Of all the people I interviewed in New Orleans regarding the Kennedy assassination, Carlos Bringuier was the one I trusted most. I could see in his eyes he was always telling me the complete truth.” (Oriana Fallaci, L, Europeo, 1969.) "That weasel walked into my store and started looking around," recalls Carlos Bringuier about the afternoon of August 5, 1963. "But I could sense he wasn't a shopper. Sure enough, after a few minutes of browsing he came up and extended his hand. "Good afternoon," he said. "I'm Lee Harvey Oswald." In 1963 the CIA regarded the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil...
  • The John F. Kennedy Assassination Homepage

    11/22/2011 8:20:07 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 148 replies
    jfk-assassination.com ^ | 4 Mar 2006 | jfk-assassination.com
    During his electoral battle tour in the south of the States, John F. Kennedy visited Dallas (Texas) on November 22, 1963. On his arrival at 1140 hours, he was warmly welcomed by the people of Dallas. Kennedy, Governor John Connally and their wives sat down in the limousine of the President which led the motorcade through the town.
  • Is Putative President Barack Hussein Obama II Really Bari Shabazz, Fugitive from Justice?

    11/08/2011 11:57:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 204 replies · 6+ views
    Obama release Your Records ^ | November 7, 2011 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
    On November 2, 2011, I published an article entitled and asking the question, “Is Barack Hussein Obama II Really Bâri′ M. Shabazz, Born October 28, 1959 in New York City? ”, accessed at here. The basis of the question that I asked came from a November 2, 2011 breaking story published by Martha Trowbridge entitled, “Bâri′, Barry, Barack, accessed at here. In her article, Ms. Trowbridge’s contends that putative President Barack Hussein Obama II’s real name is Bâri′ M. Shabazz and that his date of birth is October 28, 1959, and his social security number is 084-54-5926. She says he...
  • Witness: Cain accuser hugged him during Tea Party meeting a month ago [Sharon Bialek]

    11/08/2011 6:11:55 AM PST · by justlurking · 253 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 2011-11-07 | MICHAEL SNEED
    They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends. She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear. She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.” Huh? “I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said the Sneed source.
  • FBI investigating assassination threat against Rep. Schilling (R-Ill.)

    10/20/2011 2:34:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/11 | Debbie Siegelbaum
    FBI investigating assassination threat against Rep. SchillingBy Debbie Siegelbaum - 10/20/11 03:53 PM ET The FBI and U.S. Capitol Police are investigating an online threat made against Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) that offered a $75,000 reward for his assassination. The FBI and Capitol Police also are investigating a similarly worded online threat against President Obama and his family and several other lawmakers. Schilling learned of the threat against him in an email alert Tuesday night, according to his spokeswoman, Andrea Pivarunas. Sherriff’s deputies reportedly responded to the congressman’s district home and have passed the matter on to the FBI and...
  • Harman: Release legal memo on drone strike

    10/03/2011 11:11:40 AM PDT · by americanophile · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | October 2, 2011 | Politico
    Former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) urged the Obama administration on Sunday to release the private legal memo sanctioning the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen and al Qaeda leader in Yemen. "The Justice Department should release that memo," said Harman, director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former chairwoman of the House Intelligence Committee. "The debate on the legal grounds for that strategy should be more in the open." Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Harman said the "targeted killing of anyone should give us pause," but that the al-Awlaki was a "good...
  • Herman Cain in May: Don't Kill Anwar al-Awlaki (Get out the Popcorn)

    10/03/2011 10:32:55 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 210 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | October 3, 2011 | Chris Good
    The killing on Friday of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen described as a powerful al-Qaeda terrorist, has stirred considerable debate about whether it's appropriate for a president to order an American assassinated. Evidently, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain shares those concerns. The above video was recorded just after the first nationally televised GOP presidential debate of the 2012 campaign cycle, held in Greenville South Carolina on May 5 of this year, according to its YouTube page. "He should be charged. And since he's an American citizen, he should be tried in our courts," Cain said of al-Awlaki. When asked if...
  • Which American citizen will Obama kill next?

    10/02/2011 3:09:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 54 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-02-11 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama ordered the assassination of two American citizens. No one is arguing that they weren't bad, but this is a terrible precedent. An American President now can order the assassination of American citizens. An American President can now suspend any American's constitutional rights at will. Think about that. Why did we give Timothy McVeigh a trial? Why don't we just kill Case Anthony? We all know she's guilty. Why do we even bother having trials? Over at Huffington Post there is division on this issue. They quote Jane Harman: "It's tricky that he was a U.S. citizen, but he...
  • Assassin-in-Chief

    10/01/2011 4:13:28 PM PDT · by americanophile · 94 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Here are two facts: (1) Anwar al-Awlaki is an American citizen and an al-Qaeda propagandist. (2) Pres. Barack Obama proposes to assassinate him. Between the first fact and the second falls the shadow. The Awlaki case has led many conservatives into dangerous error, as has the War on Terror more generally. That conservatives are for the most part either offering mute consent or cheering as the Obama administration draws up a list of U.S. citizens to be assassinated suggests not only that have we gone awry in our thinking about national security, limitations on state power, and the role of...
  • What are the Obama rules for killing American Citizens

    10/01/2011 2:06:09 PM PDT · by airedale · 95 replies
    The American government at the direction of the President targeted and killed an American citizen who was an unlawful combatant and a terrorist. This was a good thing in this case, but it also opened the barn door for the President deciding to kill an American citizen acting as prosecutor, judge, jury and in effect executioner without any judicial review or due process (especially interesting considering the President and his administrations instance on treating other terrorists as common criminals and giving them full due process and civilian trials== until that blew up and the Congress told them they couldn't bring...
  • Nuclear engineer assassinated in central Syria

    09/28/2011 10:15:52 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    A Syrian nuclear engineer was assassinated in a hail of bullets in central Syria Wednesday, the latest casualty in a string of murders this week of academics and scientists, Syria's state-run news agency and activists said.
  • Sharpton Seems To Suggest An 'Ambitious' VP Giuliani Might Bump Off Prez

    08/22/2011 7:32:00 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Al Sharpton just suggest that if Rudy Giuliani were ever to become Vice-President, the "ambitious" former Mayor of New York might try to bump off the president? It sure sounded like it. On his MSNBC show this evening, Sharpton asked Bob Shrum: "would you ever want to be president with Rudy Giuliani as the Vice-President, given his ambition?" View the video here.
  • Online jihadist calls for David Letterman's assassination

    08/17/2011 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 49 replies
    EW.com ^ | August 17, 2011 | James Hibberd
    A website frequently used by Al Qaeda has posted an assassination threat against David Letterman. According to the SITE Intelligence Group, a frequent user of the online forum called on Muslims to kill the CBS late-night host after taking offense at a joke made on the program. A poster calling himself Umar al-Basrawi wrote: “Is there not amongst you a Sayyid Nosair al-Masri (may Allah release him) to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever. Just as Sayyid (may Allah release him) did with the Jew Kahane.” Sayyid Nosair al-Masri was tried for the murder of...
  • March 30, 1981: What Really Happened

    08/09/2011 12:48:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2011 | Craig Shirley
    As of the last count by the Associated Press several years ago, there had been over 900 books written about Ronald Reagan. In the last several years, more have been added and given the abiding interest in the Gipper, one can be assured that many more are in the offing. A handful of these books are excellent. My friend Douglas Brinkley, who edited the Reagan Diaries---and who also edited a new book based on a previously unknown file in Reagan’s White House desk of his thoughts and musings-told me several years ago, “The realm of Reagan scholarship is just beginning...
  • Chief calls San Diego officer's death 'an assassination'

    08/08/2011 6:58:29 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-7-11 | Tony Perry
    As a captain in the Marine Corps Reserves, Jeremy Henwood deployed to one of the most dangerous regions in Afghanistan, where Taliban fighters use roadside bombs and snipers to kill or maim as many American troops as possible. Snip His tour of duty on a relatively tranquil home front came to a tragic end early Sunday, when he died of wounds from a point-blank shotgun blast the day before.
  • Explosive Jackie O tapes 'reveal how she believed Johnson killed JFK and had affair

    08/08/2011 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 8, 2011 | Rachel Quigley and Liz Thomas
    Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy, ‘explosive’ recordings are set to reveal. The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him. She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald – long claimed to have been a lone assassin – merely part of a much larger conspiracy. Texas-born Mr Johnson, who...
  • Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack

    07/26/2011 11:28:33 PM PDT · by Per-Ling · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 27JUL11 | AFP
    The mayor of Kandahar, the biggest city in southern Afghanistan that was the birthplace of the Taliban, was killed in a suicide bombing on Wednesday, police said. Ghulam Haidar Hameedi died when a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in his turban when the mayor was addressing citizens in the courtyard of the city hall, police General Abdul Raziq told AFP.
  • Bodyguard Who Assassinated Karzai’s Brother Had Been Working With CIA, U.S. Special Forces…

    07/17/2011 9:13:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 07/16/2011
    Not exactly an encouraging sign this guy was recruited by the Taliban after being a trusted CIA contact. The bodyguard who assassinated President Hamid Karzai’s brother had been working closely with US Special Forces and the CIA before he was recruited by the Taliban, raising fears over the Islamist movement’s increasingly sophisticated intelligence apparatus which has managed to threaten the inner circles of power in Afghanistan. Sardar Mohammad, who shot Ahmed Wali Karzai at his home in Kandahar City on Tuesday, also held regular meetings with British officials, and had two brothers-in-law serving in a CIA-run paramilitary unit, the Kandahar...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • NATO Official: Gadhafi a Legitimate Target

    06/09/2011 7:41:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Fran Townsend
    A U.N. resolution justifies the targeting of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, a senior NATO military official with operational knowledge of the Libya mission told CNN Thursday. NATO has been ramping up pressure on the regime, employing helicopters last weekend for the first time against Gadhafi's military vehicles, equipment and forces. Explosions are heard often in Tripoli, evidence of allied air strikes. NATO began bombing Libya on March 31, under a U.N. mandate to protect civilians during the fighting between government forces and rebels who have seized most of eastern Libya.
  • Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany

    05/17/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany Posted by Brian Montopoli Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who entered the 2012 presidential race just last Wednesday, is having an epically bad week. And it's only Tuesday. On Sunday, Gingrich angered conservatives by criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan and semi-supporting an individual mandate for health care. Now he is being stung by a report that he carried up to $500,000 in debt to the Tiffany jewelry company - and may still be carrying it. Politico got the scoop by looking at financial records filed with the Clerk of the...
  • Defiant Gaddafi taunts Nato

    05/13/2011 7:50:07 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 12 replies
    Muammer Gaddafi taunted his Nato foes on Friday, proclaiming that he was still alive after air strikes on his Tripoli compound. The dictator said, in an audio recording on state television, that he still lived in the “hearts of millions” of Libyans, on a day when his regime said Nato bombs had killed 11 sleeping Muslim clerics in Brega. The colonel’s apparently defiant, if elusive, presence after disappearing from public view for almost a fortnight is a sign of the task facing rebels campaigning to end his rule, despite their military progress this week. He said: “I tell the coward...
  • Gaddafi likely wounded and not in Tripoli: Italy

    05/13/2011 11:37:05 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 12th 2011 | Paolo BiondiMay
    Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has likely been wounded in western airstrikes and has probably left Tripoli, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Friday. A Libyan government spokesman immediately denied that Gaddafi had been harmed. Frattini told reporters that he believed what he had been told by Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, the Catholic bishop in Tripoli, that Gaddafi had probably left Tripoli and had probably even been wounded by NATO airstrikes. "I tend to give credence to the comment of the bishop of Tripoli, Monsignor Martinelli, who has been in close contact over recent weeks, when he told us that...
  • Bin Laden raid 'not assassination': US law chief (version 39.2.1 of the story)

    05/12/2011 5:45:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11
    The US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden was "not an assassination", US Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday after the Al-Qaeda leader's sons denounced the operation. Holder told the BBC the raid on bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan on May 2 was a "kill or capture mission" and that his surrender would have been accepted if offered, but that the safety of US Navy commandos was paramount. "What happened to bin Laden was not an assassination," Holder said. "I think the action that we took against him can be seen as an act of national self-defence. You have...
  • The Barack Obama Administration: Fifty Facts Regarding the Assassination of Osama bin Laden

    05/10/2011 8:50:58 AM PDT · by jim byrd · 7 replies
    www.jimbyrd.com ^ | 05/09/2011 | Jim Byrd
    According to numerous studies, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at something. Whether sport, art, science, vocation, lying, or incompetence, it can be accomplished in as little as 10,000 hours of practice. Therein lies Barack Obama and his administration's problem with attempting to coherently and truthfully relay to the world what happened during the Osama bin Laden assassination in Pakistan. Obama's antagonist and his toughest challenge since, well, quite frankly, since his dialogue and actions have been publicly recorded, has been the truth. The facts of what actually happened during that fateful 40-minute raid have changed...
  • Obama values: Kill, but don't question bin Laden

    05/10/2011 8:08:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/10/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    At the end of his "60 Minutes" interview, President Obama said of Osama bin Laden's death, "Justice was done. And I think that anyone who would question that the perpetrator of mass murder on American soil didn't deserve what he got needs to have their head examined." The longer he serves in office, the more Obama sounds like George W. Bush. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd also has started to sound like Bush. In her Sunday column, "Killing Evil Doesn't Make Us Evil," Dowd writes that when Navy SEALs killed bin Laden, it seemed like "the only civilized and...
  • Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

    05/07/2011 7:29:09 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 96 replies
    Guernica ^ | 5/6/2011 | chomsky
    "We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic."
  • We don’t torture we do invade and kill in Cold Blood

    05/06/2011 4:49:24 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 295 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 5/6/11 | Alaphiah
    Wasn’t Sen. Obama against President Bush’s policies on “the war on terror” and enhanced interrogation techniques before, as President, he was for them and began to use those policies himself? By no means, I’m I condemning the decisions and actions that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. What I am is shocked. I’m shocked at the blatant hypocrisy of the Liberal Left. The Left excoriated president George W. Bush starting at the war on terror and going through to the Abu Ghraib prison photographs that showed the sophomoric antics of a few military prison guards engaged in largely...
  • Jay Carney: Bin Laden was unarmed when shot

    Jimmie tackled some of this earlier but here’s the vid from today’s presser for those who missed it. If the SEALs’ tactics on the ground had been as sloppy and confused as the White House’s handling of the media aftermath, Bin Laden and his crew would be dragging their bodies through the streets of Abbottabad as I write this. How did we go from “Bin Laden had a weapon and was using his wife as a human shield” to “Bin Laden was unarmed and didn’t have a human shield” in the span of 24 hours when there’s apparently helmet-cam footage...
  • Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes 'executive assassination ring'

    05/03/2011 11:51:19 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    minn post ^ | 3-11-2009 | Eric Black
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  • Opinion: Bin Laden assassinated not martyred (Does this make the rookie Hussein a war criminal?)

    05/03/2011 4:26:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/02/11 | Parag Khanna
    Opinion: Bin Laden assassinated not martyredBy Parag Khanna, Special to CNN May 2, 2011 12:34 p.m. EDT In the decade since 9/11, many senior al Qaeda leaders and operatives have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere, yet still all of these countries remain fragile at best and collapsed at worst. For Osama bin Laden's assassination to become a turning point rather than a Pyrrhic victory, the narrative of the event must be dramatically shifted away from rhetorical overtones about a "war of ideas" or "struggle for soul of Islam" towards a more neutral and universal appeal...
  • Is the assassination of Osama bin Laden an illegal act? (Vanity Question)

    05/02/2011 3:29:02 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 72 replies
    Fuzzybutt ^ | 5/2/2011 | Vanity
    Is the assassination of Osama bin Laden an illegal act? I have always understood it to 100% illegal for any member of the Federal Government to assassinate anyone, anywhere under any circumstances. Is this not so any more? We are not at war with Pakistan but our troops went over the border, killed 5 people then sprinted back across the border with only 1 of the 5 bodies and immediately dumped the body at sea out of some show of respect for his religion? Everybody wanted this Muslim dirt bag dead but lets face it, this was an assassination. Was...
  • Herman Cain Statement on Osama Bin Laden Assassination

    05/02/2011 2:36:35 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 33 replies
    Herman Cain web site ^ | 5/2/11 | Herman Cain
    HERMAN CAIN STATEMENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN ASSASSINATION (Stockbridge, GA)- Following the announcement of the successful assassination of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, potential Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said: As Americans, we mark this occasion with a somber sense of satisfaction for the families, friends and loved ones who still suffer the pain of irreplaceable loss of life. Justice has been served. We all owe a deep and abiding gratitude to the men and women in uniform and throughout our intelligence agencies for placing themselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life, while defending the honor...
  • Egyptian Islamists call for release of blind sheik

    04/21/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | April 21, 2011
    CAIRO – Hundreds...have staged a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to demand the release of an Egyptian cleric imprisoned in the United States for plots to blow up New York City landmarks. Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the blind sheik, is serving life in prison after a 1995 conviction for his advisory role in conspiracies to blow up the United Nations and several New York bridges and tunnels. ....Thursday, protesters near the heavily fortified embassy held banners reading "freedom for our sheik" and chanted slogans and held prayers. The protest leader was Abboud el-Zomor, who...
  • Flashback. Jan 2008. Hillary Responds To Obama Campaign's Allegations of Racism and Assassination

    04/21/2011 10:48:12 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Meet The Press ^ | Jan 2008 | Tim Russert
    Da, Da, Da - Da - Da Da Da Da - Dah Dah Dah Meet The Press, Jan 2008 The Hillary Clinton campaign begins to implode due to allegations from the Obama Team. * Hillary said we need to take a step back rather then call Obama JFK or MLK * She told us why Bill Clinton called Obama’s war flip-flops a fairy tale * She said she did not order the assassination of Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto as the Obama campaign suggested * She thrashes out at Russert for calling her hypocritical of her own war flip-flops… "Well, you know,...
  • Another alleged blasphemer reportedly killed in Pakistan

    03/06/2011 2:53:40 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | March 5, 2011 | Staff
    Islamabad - Another alleged blasphemer has become a victim of Pakistan's controversial religious laws, media reported on Saturday. The killing occurred on Friday, two days after the assassination of the minority affairs minister who had criticised the nation's blasphemy laws. The Dawn newspaper said Mohammad Imran was killed by masked gunmen in a shop near a bus stop in Danada village of Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjacent to the capital Islamabad. Imran had been charged with blasphemy in April 2009 for allegedly making insulting remarks about prophet Mohammed during a discussion in a village cafe. He and another defendant were...
  • Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead in Islamabad'

    03/01/2011 11:15:51 PM PST · by Cardhu · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | March 2nd 2011 | Staff and Agencies
    The Pakistani Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, has died after gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital, Islamabad, reports say. He was travelling to work when through the I-8/3 area of the city his vehicle was sprayed with bullets, police said
  • Georgia Lawmaker Is Asked: When Will Someone Shoot Obama?

    02/25/2011 12:46:18 PM PST · by Baladas · 39 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Tom Diemer
    Talk about lack of civility. Georgia Rep. Paul Broun couldn't have expected this question as he opened the floor for discussion at a recent town hall meeting in the college town of Athens. One unidentified man in the crowd reportedly asked him: "Who's going to shoot Obama?" The Republican lawmaker said Friday he was "stunned" by the remark and chose "not to dignify it with a response." He said the culprit was an elderly man in the audience. An Athens Banner-Herald reporter covering the event Tuesday couldn't make out the precise wording in the crowded Oglethorpe Couty Commission chamber, but...
  • Mexican Cartels “officially” declare open war on US Federal Agents

    02/17/2011 2:12:53 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 38 replies
    Before It's News ^ | February 16, 2011 | Editors
    With no fear of reprise the Nacros have notched up the drug war inside of Mexico to now include an open declaration of killing Americans that work for, or have anything to do with the US Federal government operating inside of Mexico. On the heels of the recent daylight assassination inside of Mexico of one US Federal Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata and the attempted murder of his partner who was fortunate enough to have survived the attack (but who now struggles for his life in a local hospital), there is a clear indication that the drug cartels mean business...
  • Sarah Palin should receive immediate Secret Service Protection if she runs for President

    02/12/2011 10:20:11 PM PST · by angelocracy · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Angelocracy News and Politics ^ | 2/7/2011 | Angelocracr Xue
    Sarah Palin should receive immediate Secret Service Protection if she runs for President.            Jesse Jackson got early Secret Service protection when he ran for President. Obama asked for and got early Secret Service protection  in the last election. They should do the same for Sarah Palin.  Do I think there is a great risk to her life? Yes I do. I used to worry about it a little. But now I worry about it a lot.  Top people in the Democratic Party and the media  were quick to call Palin a racist during the last election.  And that planted...
  • Loughner Researched Lethal Injection Before Tucson Shooting, Sources Say

    01/26/2011 7:09:44 PM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2011 | Staff
    - In the days and weeks before the shooting rampage in Tucson, Jared Lee Loughner surfed the Internet on his home computer in what investigators believe was preparation for his alleged assassination attempt, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said. The suspect's focus on several Web sites - covering lethal injection, solitary confinement and political assassinations - could have dramatic implications as prosecutors build their case against him on federal murder charges that could carry the death penalty. They hope to use the computer information, along with notes seized in Loughner's home, to show that his acts were premeditated...
  • Governor stalked/attempted Assassination & you never heard of it. Where was Media on this one?

    01/24/2011 7:20:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Fayetteville Citizen ^ | January 24, 2011
    Missouri’s Democratic governor Jay Nixon way back last year on September 14, 2010 life was put into jeopardy by a knife welding, bullet resistant vest wearing stalker. Casey Brezik charged the crowd welding a 6 inch knife and thinking he was slashing the throat of the Governor did cut the throat of dean Al Dimmit Jr. Governor Nixon was speaking at Metropolitan Community College when he was attacked. Brezik was wrestled to ground and disarmed. He was summarily arrested and charged with Attempted Murder. Now raise your hands how many of you had heard about this? Anyone....Bueller.... Bueller. With all...
  • Left wing climate of hate and assassination (Sep 2010 - Casey Brezik attempts to kill Missouri Gov.)

    01/23/2011 11:17:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/11 | Jack Cashill
    Left wing climate of hate and assassinationJack Cashill January 21, 2011 Successful propaganda is composed of equal parts deception and suppression, and the apparatchiks in the mainstream media are much better at the latter. They may have erred in pushing the Arizona assassination attempt beyond its ideological limits last week, but they succeeded brilliantly a few months earlier in suppressing news of a nearly lethal attempt by a genuine leftist. In September 2010 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City. At some point, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest, 22...
  • Casey Brezik -- Attempted Assassination of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Covered Up by Mainstream Media

    01/23/2011 1:31:24 AM PST · by icemaniceman · 14 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 21, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    January 21, 2011 Left wing climate of hate and assassination Jack Cashill Successful propaganda is composed of equal parts deception and suppression, and the apparatchiks in the mainstream media are much better at the latter. They may have erred in pushing the Arizona assassination attempt beyond its ideological limits last week, but they succeeded brilliantly a few months earlier in suppressing news of a nearly lethal attempt by a genuine leftist. In September 2010 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City. At some point, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest,...
  • Study Finds that Attacks Against Public Figures are Not Politically Motivated

    01/18/2011 7:26:24 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-18-11 | Wordsmith
    Did Abraham Lincoln's assassin escape and give a death-bed confession 40 years later? A week ago, I linked to a blogpost by Michael Medved in which he claimed that historically, political assassinations have not been motivated by those with political differences (Lincoln and MLK being arguable exceptions), let alone "harsh political rhetoric": past periods of nasty debate produced no assassinations—the McCarthy era resounded with charges of treason but no major shootings of public figures. Killings often occur in placid political climates of consensus – as with the assassinations of popular, young centrist presidents, Garfield and Kennedy, following elections in 1880...
  • Security tight at funeral for slain Arizona judge

    01/14/2011 11:13:26 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2011 1:23 PM (ET) | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One day after mourning a bubbly 9-year-old slain during the attempted assassination of a congresswoman, residents and fellow jurists gathered Friday at the same Tucson church to remember a federal judge. U.S. District Judge John Roll, who served nearly 40 years, had stopped by a supermarket meet-and-greet for Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday when he was shot and killed, along with five others. Authorities say the shooter, 22-year-old Jared Loughner, was targeting Giffords, who was wounded along with 12 others. Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, posted a message on Twitter Friday saying "GG" was "improving...
  • Fame Through Assassination: A Secret Service Study ["they wanted to be a 'somebody'"]

    01/14/2011 4:10:10 AM PST · by matt1234 · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | January 14, 2011 | Alix Spiegel
    It's well known that in March 1981, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan. What's not well known is that several years later the life of President Reagan and the life of his vice president, George H.W. Bush, were threatened again. In fact, not just once. "In the space of 18 months, four situations came to the attention of the Secret Service," says Robert Fein, who in the mid-1980s was working with the Secret Service as a psychologist. --SNIP-- And so Fein and a Secret Service agent named Bryan Vossekuil undertook the most extensive study of assassins and would-be assassins...
  • Lebanese Government Collapses After Hezbollah Ministers Resign

    01/13/2011 5:41:18 AM PST · by a_note
    foxnews ^ | January 12, 2011
    Lebanon's government collapsed Wednesday after Hezbollah and its allies resigned from the Cabinet in a dispute with Western-backed factions over upcoming indictments in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. A U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the truck bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others is widely expected to name members of the Shiite militant group, which many fear could re-ignite sectarian violence that has erupted repeatedly in the tiny nation...The U.S. classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.A White House statement said Obama commended Hariri for his "steadfast leadership and efforts to reach peace, stability and consensus in Lebanon under...
  • Flashback: Arianna Huffington Films Role in Bush Assassination Fantasy-Film

    01/11/2011 3:16:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Big Hollywood (breitbart) ^ | 1-11-11 | John Nolte
    While you’re reading all those HuffPo articles filled with hand-wringing sanctimony about the current state of Republican political discourse, keep in mind that according to New York Magazine, the founder of the Huffington Post filmed a role in a sci-fi fantasy film where the two heroes of the film attempt to rid the world of evil by assassinating President George W. Bush: The two soldiers’ relationship blossoms, and Butch begins to get to know his lover’s family. But after he inadvertently draws attention to their ancestral home, disaster strikes. This tragedy radicalizes the pair and they become convinced that the...