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  • To Kill Without a Trace [Iran-Argentine Israelite Mutual Association 1994 bombing]

    03/24/2015 12:49:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 24, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    To Kill Without a TracePosted By Mark Tapson On March 24, 2015 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments On July 18, 1994, a van loaded with explosives destroyed the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA), murdering 85 innocents and injuring over 300. The government accused Hezbollah, but it was not until 2006 that sufficient legal evidence was gathered to request warrants for the arrest of those allegedly responsible.On January 19, 2015, the chief investigator of the case, prosecutor Alberto Nisman, was found murdered (though it had been made to look like a suicide). Nisman had been on the verge of...
  • ISIS Posts 'Wanted' List of 100 US Military Personnel; Urges 'Brothers in America' to Kill Them

    03/23/2015 8:21:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    The "hacking division" of Islamic State has posted a list of 100 U.S. military personnel saying they are fighting to defeat the terror group and has also included their names and photos so that "brothers in America can deal with you." These 100 individuals have been involved in efforts to defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and the list has been released to allow "brothers in America" to deal with them, the Sunni group says, according to National Public Radio. The information about the military personnel has been gathered mostly from...
  • Russian Journalist Ksenia Sobchak Flees Russia After Reports of Hit List

    03/16/2015 6:35:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Mar. 16 2015 09:42 Last edited 09:42 | Anna Dolgov
    Russian journalist Ksenia Sobchak has reportedly left the country after warnings she and other political dissidents may have become the targets of planned contract hits similar to the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a news report said. Sobchak announced her planned departure at a party held at Russia's literary association to celebrate the publication of a new Russian-language issue of fashion magazine L'Officiel, where Sobchak has recently taken over as editor-in-chief, Kommersant business daily reported Monday. "Tomorrow I will leave Russia for some time," Sobchak said at the Friday party, according to the report.
  • Bo Xilai scandal: Cambodia refuses to extradite French architect to China

    06/22/2012 7:10:02 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    France24 ^ | 22/06/2012 | News wire
    A French national detained in Cambodia, who has been linked to the scandal surrounding China's deposed politician Bo Xilai, will not be extradited, a minister said on Friday. Patrick Henri Devillers will, however, remain in custody. REUTERS - The French architect linked to China’s biggest political scandal in two decades and detained in Cambodia will not be extradited to any country, a minister said, adding another twist to a high-profile case already shrouded in mystery. Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong gave no details on what grounds China had requested the arrest of Patrick Henri Devillers, whose whereabouts is unknown, but...
  • Was Nemtsov’s Murder a Warning to Putin?

    03/15/2015 10:58:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/15/15 | ANDREW WOOD
    When Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, said that the assassination of Boris Nemtsov on February 27 was a “provocation,” it was natural to think he was implying that Putin’s own enemies were responsible. Such a proposition would fit with the Kremlin line that its critics aim to fracture society and overthrow Russia’s elected rulers. And the provocation formula might handily be extended to other enemies of the regime, at home and abroad. Sceptics, including many in the West, are understandably inclined to see a smokescreen, and to consider Putin directly or indirectly responsible for Nemtsov’s death. Either way, the killing may...
  • 6 myths about the Ides of March and killing Caesar

    03/15/2015 9:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Vox ^ | March 15, 2015 | Phil Edwards
    This is what most of us know about the death of Julius Caesar, half-remembered from movies and plays: Some soothsayer said, "Beware the Ides of March." A few idealistic Romans decided to win back Rome for the people.Caesar got stabbed by Brutus with a big sword, said "Et tu, Brute?" and died nobly. All of that is wrong.
  • Over 100,000 show up for Rabin ceremony

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

    02/27/2015 9:20:21 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 2-27-2015 | JULHAS ALAM
    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years. A previously unknown militant group, Ansar Bangla 7, claimed responsibility for the attack, Assistant Police...
  • Obama condemns killing of Russia's Nemtsov

    02/27/2015 5:22:23 PM PST · by McGruff · 84 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:55am GMT
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the "brutal murder" of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and called for a full investigation into the killing. "The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice," Obama said in a statement.
  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

    02/27/2015 3:19:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/27/2015
    Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital. He was shot four times late on Friday night, not far from the Kremlin in the centre of Moscow. Police cars blocked the street where he was shot. An ambulance was also nearby. "Nemtsov B.E. died at 2340 hours as a result of four shots in...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • Smolensk Crash: Evidence for Explosion

    01/23/2015 6:18:34 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Smolensk Crash News DOT COM ^ | January 22, 2015 | The Smolensk Crash News DOT COM
    10 April 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. These included President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, former president Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 18 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre;...
  • Assassinations? Blame Obama and Holder

    12/23/2014 5:38:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | John Ransom
    There, I said it. At least in the headline, I said it. Not convinced?Fine, IÂ’ll say it again: I blame Eric Holder and Barack Obama for the assassinations of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.And I blame New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio. And Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren and the whole rotten Democrat Party that uses and abuses race, ethnicity and gender to hide their own shortcomings. A free society has many shortcomings but it also has the remedies to fix them if weÂ’d be patient.But what can we expect when our president and the highest law...
  • The Brooklyn Slaughter and the End of Gotcha: Black racial hostility now an everyday fact of life.

    12/22/2014 5:33:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/22/2014 | Colin Flaherty
    We are way past playing games of gotcha. The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life. Part of the national fabric. So much so that no one even bothers to hide it. Not anymore. A few recent cases illuminate the bigger picture: In Portland, Oregon, a sales clerk for Nordstrom tells his Facebook friends black people should kill one white cop for every white cop who kills a black person. In Philadelphia, a paramedic said the same thing but took it one step further: He posted a picture...
  • Mayor De Blasio’s Bloody Hands - Obama, Holder, and the Left's climate of hate

    12/22/2014 1:53:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    The climate of hate in Dallas was real,and it had real consequences,”wrote former New York Times columnist Frank Rich in response to a letter to the editor criticizing his 2011 New York Magazine essay titled “What Killed JFK.” So the obvious question:New York City’s current police commissioner Bill Bratton said this past Saturday night of the cold-blooded murder of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos:“They were, quite simply,assassinated—targeted for their uniform,and for the responsibility they embraced.”.................Whether it’s inviting the infamous race agitator Al Sharpton to the White House dozens upon dozens of times(Obama)or giving speeches in which the message...
  • NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

    12/21/2014 3:02:22 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 21, 2014 4:32 PM (ET) | By TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says a gunman who ambushed two officers in their car told two passers-by to "watch what I'm going to do." Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley talked to people on the street just moments before the shooting and told them to follow him on the social media site Instagram.
  • The Man Who Just Murdered Two Police Officers In Brooklyn Is A Muslim Jihadist (Title Shortened)

    12/21/2014 12:49:58 PM PST · by House Atreides · 27 replies
    Shoebot.com Action and Awareness ^ | December 20, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    So Ismaaiyl Brinsley the killer of the two cops in Brooklyn, NY, has two Muslim names “Ismaaiyl” and a middle name “Abdullah” (see mugshot bellow) which means “servant of Allah,” is a fan of sheikh Yusuf Estes, who is not only neck deep in the Muslim Da’wa movement (the call to convert westerners to Islam) but Estes meets with both ISIS and Hamas financiers, and Brinsley loved the Koran, specifically Surah 8 on his own Facebook page, which calls for arming for preparation for Jihad war; it says all on what we need for motive as to why Brinsley shot...
  • Two NYPD Officers Assassinated!

    12/21/2014 5:39:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Nadra Enzi
    As this inflammatory episode unfolds, folks comfortable chanting, ” What do we want?! Dead cops! ” may find much less tolerate reception nationally in the wake of this assassination of two NYPD officers! Saturday’s assassination of two New York Police Department officers (whose killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, committed suicide immediately afterward ) is a shock which will hopefully shake some sense into protesters chanting, ”Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” and ”I Can’t Breathe!” It’s rumored he was a fugitive and even posted on Instagram, ” They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” and ended his tirade with, “This May Be...
  • 22 November 1963

    11/22/2014 6:13:15 PM PST · by GOJPN · 140 replies
    22 November 2014 | GOJPN
    22 November 1963. 51 years ago. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing that day? I was in phys ed class and had just finished running the cross country course. As I walked up the locker room door, Coach Waite was sitting on the steps with his face in his hands. He was crying. I asked what was wrong and he told me that President Kennedy had been shot and killed. That was a bad day for me.
  • As Pakistan comes full circle, a light is shone on Zia ul-Haq's death

    08/15/2008 10:29:30 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 99+ views
    timesonline.co.uk (excerpt) ^ | August 16, 2008 | James Bone and Zahid Hussain
    Excerpt - The plane crash that killed President Muhammad Zia ul-Haq of Pakistan has spawned myriad conspiracy theories since his C-130 plunged into the Bahawalpur Desert with his top generals and the US Ambassador on board exactly 20 years ago tomorrow. The despot’s death changed Pakistan’s political landscape in an instant, ushering the Muslim state into a period of shaky civilian rule, similar to the situation the country finds itself in today. American, Soviet, Pakistani, Indian and even Israeli intelligence agents are among those blamed for sabotaging the plane. But now, two decades on, the The Times has reviewed the...
  • [Between Seoul and Pyongyang] Details on the Attempted Assassination of Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang

    11/07/2014 5:20:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 2014-11-04 | Ju Sung-ha
    /begin my excerpts [Between Seoul and Pyongyang: by Ju Sung-ha] Details on the Attempted Assassination of Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang 2014-11-04 03:00:00 A picture on Nov. 3,2012, the day of assassination attempt. Everybody is laughing, following Kim Jong-un, but only Jang Song-thaek (on the left of Kim) is not, holding his hands back and staring forward. From N. Korea’s Central TV.Attempt on Kim Jong-un’s life occurred in Pyongyang, two years ago, on Nov. 3, 2012 Kim Jong-un’s schedule on the day included the tour of Ryu-kyong-won, a multipurpose recreation facility, people’s outdoor skating rinks, and roller-skating rinks, which were nearing...
  • Maryland man charged with threats to Obama

    11/03/2014 5:10:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2014 6:12 PM EST
    A Maryland man is facing federal charges after being accused of emailing a threat to kill President Barack Obama and his family. The Secret Service says in an affidavit that Christopher Perkins O’Brien of Annapolis sent an email to the White House on Oct. 16 threatening the president and Michelle Obama. …
  • Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon Johnson killed JFK

    10/22/2014 9:56:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 191 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | October 18, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    It has been widely reported that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of President John F. Kennedy, shared with family members she was certain that Kennedy’s Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson, arranged to have her husband murdered. Soon that conclusion will be heard in the late First Lady’s own words, because audio tapes, recorded of discussions with historian and close family associate, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., between March and June 1964, will be released and excerpts featured on an upcoming ABC News program in November marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The tapes, which insiders describe as...
  • British ex-PM Blair may have been terrorism target, court hears

    10/14/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:07am EDT | Michael Holden
    A man charged in Britain with terrorism offenses at a trial so sensitive that prosecutors sought to have it heard entirely in secret might have been planning an attack on ex-prime minister Tony Blair, a court heard on Tuesday. Erol Incedal, 26, was arrested in October last year with another man, Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadja, who last week admitted possessing a bomb-making document on a memory card, prosecutor Richard Whittam said. Incedal, who lives in London and is a British citizen, denies charges of preparing for acts of terrorism with unnamed others abroad and possessing information useful to terrorism. …
  • Milbank: Why would GOP want Secret Service to protect Obama?

    10/10/2014 5:24:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 10, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    I think it is fair to say that we may be entering a dangerous phase in American politics when cautious and seasoned, albeit partisan, political analysts and reporters begin to wonder aloud whether their political opponents secretly want their adversaries dead. Some appear to think that it is inconceivable that the dangerous and casual manner in which the Secret Service has comported itself in recent years, putting the life of the President of the United States in jeopardy, could be a legitimate concern to Barack Obama’s political opponents. That is what Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank apparently believes. In a...
  • King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

    09/17/2014 12:39:21 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 94 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle. The last king of the Plantagenet dynasty faced his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485, only two years after ascending the throne. The battle was the deciding clash in the long-running Wars of the Roses, and ended with the establishment of Henry Tudor as the new English monarch. But Richard III's last moments were the stuff of legend alone, as the king's body was lost until September...
  • May the government try John Hinckley for James Brady’s murder?

    08/09/2014 2:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 8, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    The death of James Brady, President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, at age 73 earlier this week has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner. Brady was injured during an attempt on Reagan’s life in 1981. Let’s assume that the government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that, but for the shooting, Brady would have lived longer (pretty much the legal test for causation in this sort of situation). Could the shooter, John Hinckley Jr., be tried for murdering Brady, even though he has already been tried for attempting to kill Brady, and found not guilty by reason of insanity?...
  • James Brady's Death Was a Homicide, Medical Examiner Rules

    08/08/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | August 8, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The death of James Brady -- President Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was wounded in the attempt on Reagan's life in March 1981 -- was a homicide, the medical examiner for the Northern District of Virginia ruled Friday. The medical examiner said Brady died as a result of the grievous injuries he suffered 33 years ago, which means that gunman John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with Brady's murder. Brady was 73 when he died earlier this week. He had been partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair since the assassination attempt, and his speech was slurred. He used his own...
  • Germany started the Great War, but the Left can’t bear to say so

    01/08/2014 6:10:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Telegraph ^ | January 6, 2014 | Boris Johnson
    One of the reasons I am a Conservative is that, in the end, I just can’t stand the intellectual dishonesty of the Left. In my late teens I found I had come to hate the way Lefties always seemed to be trying to cover up embarrassing facts about human nature, or to refuse to express simple truths – and I disliked the pious way in which they took offence, and tried to shoosh you into silence, if you blurted such a truth. Let me give you a current example of this type of proposition. It is a sad but undeniable...
  • 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 · 59 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...