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  • CIA hatched two plots to assassinate Nixon and sabotaged the Watergate break-in claims new book

    08/09/2014 4:40:15 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th August 2014 | David Martosko
    'The CIA plotted twice to assassinate President Richard Nixon during the years before the Watergate scandal because the agency was angered when 'Tricky Dick' turned dovish and began to withdraw troops from Vietnam, according to an explosive book from a longtime Nixon confidant due for release on Monday. One hit was planned to occur at Nixon's Key Biscayne, Florida vacation house. A second plot to kill him was to culminate during a Miami speech in 1972. When both plots failed, writes best-selling author Roger Stone in 'Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the...
  • One Surprising Legacy of the Reagan Assassination Attempt

    03/30/2014 6:29:22 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 30, 2014
    Thirty-three years ago today, on the thirtieth day of the third month of 1981, a gunman attempted to assassinate President Ronald Wilson Reagan. This is not only a major historical event; it is also an American healthcare first: the only time a president was shot in office and survived.
  • Prince Harry murder plot: Man threatened to kill the third in line to the throne

    06/01/2013 9:25:38 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 30 replies
    Mirror ^ | June 2, 2013 | Justin Penrose
    A threat to kill Prince Harry was made just 24 hours after the brutal slaying of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich. Ashraf Islam, 30, was arrested in ­London after confessing he wanted to murder the soldier prince. After an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, Islam, from West London, was charged with threats to kill the third in line to the throne. A Scotland Yard spokesman yesterday confirmed that he pleaded guilty to the charge at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court SNIP It is feared that Harry, known in the Army Air Corps as Captain Wales, is the Taliban’s number...
  • ‘Life spared by an inch’: Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan occurred 32 years ago today

    03/30/2013 8:13:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    On March 30, 1981, Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt outside the Washington Hilton Hotel.
  • BREAKING: Assad Shot By Bodyguard – Hospitalized in Damascus

    03/24/2013 11:00:51 AM PDT · by turbocat · 355 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/24/13 | Jim Holt
    According to Arab media reports that have been verified – officials assassinated by his bodyguard of Syrian President life Heavy security around the hospital a – my mother in Damascus and in-hospital–
  • Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Meddling in Elections

    03/19/2013 1:49:01 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 19,2013
    Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses U.S. of 'plot' to kill rival opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.
  • Man who plotted to kill Hitler dies at 90

    03/12/2013 10:34:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/12/13
    Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last surviving member of the main plot to kill Adolf Hitler has died. He was 90.
  • Saudi envoy murder plot suspect pleads not guilty

    10/24/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 1 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | October 24th 2011 | Reuters Staff
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Iranian-American man who U.S. officials say has links to Iran's security forces pleaded not guilty in federal court on Monday to plotting to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington in a bomb attack. , 56, who was arrested on September 29 in New York, faces several charges including conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism. Another man, Gholam Shakuri, was also charged in the plot but is believed to still be in Iran. U.S. officials said he is a...
  • Egyptian Sheikh Behind Mubarak Assassination Plot Released (Morsi pardons Luxor leader)

    09/27/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Ahram ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya leader Mostafa Hamza, detained for terrorist activity and attempt on Hosni Mubarak's life, released Tuesday by President Morsi's pardon Egypt's security authorities released, Tuesday, Mostafa Hamza, a prominent radical Sheikh charged with attempting to assassinate former president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia in1995. Hamza, a leading member of Islamic organisation Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, was extradited to Egypt from Iran in 2004. He was detained following terrorism-related charges that included being a member of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. SNIP(The wire services are ignoring this news. We learned about it via FrontPageMag which highlighted that Hamza was behind the Luxor massacre. FPM excerpted...
  • 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...
  • Sebastian Junger on Afghanistan’s Slain Rebel Leader Ahmad Shah Massoud

    09/08/2003 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 517+ views
    National Geographic ^ | October 2001
    The Perfect Storm author spent a month with anti-Taliban warrior Ahmad Shah Massoud in 2000. Now he offers his reaction to the recent murder of the Northern Alliance leader—and the subsequent attacks on the U.S. In November 2000 [National Geographic] Adventure sent contributing editor Sebastian Junger and photojournalist Reza (see photo gallery) to profile Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. The resulting article (read an excerpt) appeared in our March/April 2001 issue and has just been reprinted in Fire, a collection of Junger’s journalistic work. ________________________________________________________ On September 9, 2001, suicide bombers killed Massoud. Two days later the U.S. was...
  • The Lion Prowls in Afghanistan

    10/04/2006 6:10:55 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 23 replies · 773+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 10/04/06 | Slater Bakhtavar
    “What I want to say is that he was never an extremist, neither in his private nor political life. He believed that a modern moderate Islam could work in Afghanistan. He said that the extreme left or right failed in Afghanistan, since both had neglected the needs of the people. Therefore, we could not govern Afghanistan like any traditional Muslim country.” -Ahmad Wali Massoud regarding Ahmed Massoud Shah of the Northern Alliance. In 1996, funded financially and backed morally by their allies in Pakistan, the Taliban (”Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”) emerged as the prominent force in Afghanistan after the...
  • Remembering, 6 years after his death: Massoud's Letter To The People Of America

    09/09/2007 10:07:14 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 16 replies · 775+ views
    Afghanistan Online ^ | 1998 | Ahmad Shah Massoud
    Massoud's Letter To The People Of America Date: 1998 A Message to the People of the United States of America I send this message to you today on behalf of the freedom and peace-loving people of Afghanistan, the Mujahedeen freedom fighters who resisted and defeated Soviet communism, the men and women who are still resisting oppression and foreign hegemony and, in the name of more than one and a half million Afghan martyrs who sacrificed their lives to uphold some of the same values and ideals shared by most Americans and Afghans alike. This is a crucial and unique moment...
  • Newspaper: Iran-linked operatives attempted to assassinate U.S., Israeli diplomats

    05/28/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    JTA ^ | May 28, 2012 | unattributed, Washington Post
    Operatives linked to Iran tried to kill foreign diplomats, including Israelis and Americans, in at least seven countries over 13 months, the Washington Post reported. New evidence uncovered by investigators in four countries linked the assassination attempts to either Iran-backed Hezbollah militants or operatives based inside Iran, the Post reported Monday, citing U.S. and Middle Eastern security officials. The officials reportedly said that the assassination attempts stopped in early spring, when Iran began to take a softer tone with the West. Shortly after, Iranian officials formally accepted a proposal to resume negotiations with six world powers on proposals to limit...
  • Soldiers allegedly plotted to kill Obama, oust government (credibility Zero)

    08/27/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/12 04:08 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Army soldiers formed a militia group in Georgia that plotted to overthrow the U.S. government — and they killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to keep the plot secret, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors in the Long County, Ga., case say that the militia group planned to overtake the nearby Fort Stewart, to bomb a dam in Washington state and poison the state’s apple crop and ultimately overthrow the government and assassinate the president, according to reports.
  • Bonhoeffer's Message: No Compromise With Evil (100th Anniversay of His Birth)

    02/04/2006 5:02:10 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies · 219+ views
    Madison.com ^ | February 3, 2006 | Steve Argo
    Seekers of peace and social justice should take note of today's 100th birthday celebration of the life of German theologian and Nazi resister Dietrich Bonhoeffer. As much as anyone - and as early as anyone - Bonhoeffer spoke out against the wickedness of Adolf Hitler's regime and took some of the most significant actions to thwart it. It was Bonhoeffer and a small circle of Lutheran ministers who first condemned the virulent anti-Semitism and reawakened militarism in Germany. It was Bonhoeffer who most loudly denounced his country's suicidal summons for war. It was Bonhoeffer who attacked the timidity of German...
  • Alleged Pope assassination plotters released

    09/18/2010 9:15:19 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    British police freed six men without charge after they were arrested over an alleged plot to launch an attack during Pope Benedict XVI's state visit, Scotland Yard said. "Six men who were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 on Friday, 17 September, were all released without charge late on Saturday night and early this morning [Sunday]," it said in a statement. Counter-terrorism police raided a cleaning depot in London early on Friday to arrest five men, aged between 26 and 50, "on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism", police had said. A sixth man was...
  • Pope visit: Five suspected Islamist terrorists arrested over assassination plot

    09/17/2010 8:26:08 AM PDT · by ELS · 42 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 17 Sep 2010 | Duncan Gardham
    Police have arrested five suspected Islamist terrorists, working as street cleaners in London, over an alleged plan assassinate the Pope. The men were arrested during raids at 5.45am at a rubbish depot in central London based on an intelligence tip off received overnight. The suspects, aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50 were arrested by officers from Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. They are said to be from a variety of nationalities including a number of Algerian origin. The depot where they worked is less than a mile...
  • Poland 'stricken by second Katyn tragedy'

    04/10/2010 12:55:27 PM PDT · by snakzrat · 107 replies · 2,678+ views
    CountUsOut ^ | 10 April 2010 | EurActiv
    With his twin brother Jarosław, Lech Kaczyński founded the Law and Justice Party PiS, a political party inspired by Catholic teaching which is a member of the eurosceptic European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament. PiS has strongly advocated criminal penalties for former communist officials after the fall of the Soviet Union. It is also often described as homophobic. While Jarosław was prime minister in 2006-2007 the Kaczyński brothers were the only twin pair to hold the highest offices in a country. At European level, Polish President Lech Kaczynski had distinguished himself with his opposition to the...
  • New Bio of Executed WWII Pastor/Spy Reveals U.S. Influence (Bonhoeffer)

    04/10/2010 7:27:10 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies · 1,184+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/9/2010 | Lauren Green
    On April 9, 1945, 65 years ago today, just a few weeks before an allied offensive brought Germany to its knees and ended World War II in Europe, a young, mild-mannered Lutheran theologian was hanged by the Nazis in Flossenburg Concentration Camp. His crime ... conspiring to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a theological genius of the 20th century, is now emerging as a war hero, martyr and spy. "What is so amazing about the story of Bonhoeffer is that he puts a completely different spin for us as Americans on World War II," says Eric Metaxas, author of "Bonhoeffer:...
  • Bill Maher Sorry the Assassination Attempt on Dick Cheney Failed (Left Wing Violent Hate)

    04/03/2010 9:37:57 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 28 replies · 1,774+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/03/2007 | Noel Sheppard
    In 2002, ABC decided not to renew Bill Maher's contract apparently due to some disgraceful comments he made on his program "Politically Incorrect" following the 9/11 attacks. After what transpired on "Real Time" Friday, the heads of HBO should be equally outraged, if not more. As the discussion moved to the attempted assassination of Vice President Cheney last week, Maher asked his panel why it was necessary for the Huffington Post to remove comments by readers concerning their disappointment that the attempt failed. As the conversation ensued, Maher said one of the most disgraceful and irresponsible things uttered on a...
  • CRIME HISTORY - Hinckley shoots Reagan

    03/30/2010 4:39:06 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 17 replies · 640+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 39, 2010 | Scott McCabe
    On this day, March 30, 1981, President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr., outside the Washington Hilton Hotel north of Dupont Circle. Hinckley was obsessed with actress Jodie Foster and hoped to prove his worth by becoming famous. Reagan was shot in the chest. Secret Service agents rushed him to George Washington University Hospital because its emergency room was expert at treating gunshot wounds. When first lady Nancy Reagan arrived, the president said, "Honey, I forgot to duck." There was a great confusion about who was in control of the government at the time. Secretary of State Alexander Haig...
  • Churchill 'Scrapped' Plan to Kill Mussolini

    03/12/2010 1:28:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Britain's wartime flying chief Arthur "Bomber" Harris chalked out a "brilliant" plan to assassinate Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini during World War II, but the then PM Winston Churchill rejected it, de-classified documents have revealed. According to the documents, Harris, the then head of Royal Air Force bomber command, wanted to use the famous Dam Busters to assassinate Mussolini and sought Churchill 's permission to plan the precision strike in 1943. In fact, the British flying chief wanted the crack 617 Squadron to swoop low over Rome and bomb Mussolini's office and home simultaneously in an attempt to kill "Il...
  • Farrakhan: ‘White Right’ is ‘Trying to Set Barack Up to Be Assassinated’ (video report)

    03/01/2010 7:23:19 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies · 1,218+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2010
    Fox News: The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says the "white right" is conspiring to make Barack Obama a one-term president, adding that they're "trying to set Barack up to be assassinated." Farrakhan addressed about 20,000 followers Sunday in Chicago.
  • Accused shooter linked to Harvard bomb plot

    02/14/2010 6:27:14 PM PST · by cajuncow · 80 replies · 2,202+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | 2-14-10 | msnbc.com staff and news service reports
    The scientist who is accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama had been a key suspect in an attempted bomb plot at Harvard in 1993, police officials told The Boston Globe on Sunday.
  • Alleged Ala. killer was suspect in attempted bombing of Harvard professor

    02/14/2010 2:42:24 PM PST · by Leisler · 100 replies · 2,604+ views
    Boston.com ^ | February 14, 201 | Shelley Murphy, Donovan Slack, and Meghan Irons
    The professor who is accused of killing three colleagues at the University of Alabama on Friday was a suspect in the attempted mail bombing of a Harvard Medical School professor in 1993, a law enforcement official said today. Bishop surfaced as a suspect because she was allegedly concerned that she was going to receive a negative evaluation from Rosenberg on her doctorate work, the official said. The official said investigators believed she had a motive to target Rosenberg and were concerned that she had a history of violence, given that she had shot her brother to death in 1986.
  • Turkish gunman who shot Pope John Paul II walks free from jail ... 'I am a messenger from God'

    01/18/2010 11:57:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 498+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/10 | Mail Foreign Service
    The Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released from prison today after more than 29 years behind bars Mehmet Ali Agca said in a statement issued by a lawyer that he was a messenger of God and that the world will end in this century. The 52-year-old waved to journalists as he left the prison in a convoy of several vehicles.
  • Fraud suspect spins tale of Obama overthrow plot

    01/08/2010 2:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,415+ views
    KSL-TV / The Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2009 | Holbrook Mohr
    JACKSON, Miss. -- If Ronnie Lee Owen is telling the truth, he can save President Barack Obama from a racist plot and stop an armed revolution by Mormon extremists, if police would just let him out of jail. Authorities haven't let him out of jail. Instead, he goes on trial next week in Gulfport, Miss., on federal fraud charges for having three fake driver's licenses and issuing phony checks. Owen, a 41-year-old fugitive wanted in eight states, is accused of writing fake checks across the country for thousands of dollars in goods, according to court records. When he was arrested...
  • Danish attack suspect also allegedly targeted Clinton (Cartoon jihadist)

    A man charged with attempting to kill a Danish cartoonist over his Muslim prophet Mohammed caricatures was also involved in an alleged plot against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Danish newspaper reported Sunday. But one Danish diplomat played down the report. The online edition of Politiken newpaper said that the 28-year-old man charged with having tried to kill cartoonist Kurt Westergaard late Friday had also been involved in a plot against Clinton in Kenya. Clinton visited Kenya last August. Their report said Kenyan police had arrested the suspect in 2009 and had held him for seven weeks. The...
  • Osama bin Laden came within minutes of killing Bill Clinton

    12/23/2009 6:38:37 PM PST · by Bokababe · 55 replies · 3,517+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/22/09 | Tom Leonard
    Former President Bill Clinton came within minutes of being assassinated in the Philippines by terrorists controlled by Osama bin Laden, a new book has revealed. ...Marisa Porges, a former government counter-terrorism advisor and an expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, a US think tank, said the assassination plot, if true, would suggest al Qaeda was more developed than some thought it was prior to 9/11”.
  • Arab Paper: Iran to target Netanyahu if nuclear sites attacked

    12/17/2009 11:41:02 PM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 369+ views
    Islamo-Nazism.blogspot.com ^ | December 17, 2009
    Terroran alert. Things are realy heating up fast! If this report is true it just confirms my premise that Iran during it's recent meetings with Hamas, Hizballah and Syria has given orders to open a front against Israel to pin it down and keep it busy so Iran can continue its nuke program unabated while world attention is focused on Israel. From the Jerusalem Post (Dec 17, 2009):
  • Obama Assassination Poll Rocks Facebook

    09/29/2009 5:53:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies · 1,726+ views
    Mashable The Social Media Guide ^ | September 28th, 2009 | Adam Ostrow
    Obama Assassination Poll Rocks Facebook September 28th, 2009 by Adam Ostrow Politics and social media can sometimes be an explosive combination. But now, a poll posted to Facebook through a third-party application has gone so far as to draw the attention of the US Secret Service. The poll, which has since been pulled, asked the question: “Should Obama be killed?” and offered users four multiple choice answers. According to Talking Points Memo, who obtained a screenshot of the poll, more than 750 users voted in the poll before it was pulled by Facebook. Facebook, meanwhile, offered the following statement to...
  • Islamists Plotted to Kill Hillary Clinton in Nairobi

    09/07/2009 1:49:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 2,376+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2009
    A radical Islamic sect based in Somalia and linked to al-Qaida and based in Somalia plotted to kill US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her trip to Africa last month, according to The Australian newspaper. The plot was to be carried out through a planned series of bomb attacks set to take place in Nairobi, the capital of neighboring Kenya, while Clinton was there - one in the hotel where she was staying. The plot was foiled at the last minute, media reports, citing senior security officials, said. According to yesterday's reports, al-Shabaab, which is viewed as increasing regional...
  • Blackwater Tied To CIA Assassination Plot [So What? Letters of Marque & Reprisal?]

    08/19/2009 7:50:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies · 1,193+ views
    NYTimes ^ | August 19, 2009
    Blackwater tied to CIA assassination plot Firm's officials were recruited in effort to kill top al-Qaida operatives By MARK MAZZETTI WASHINGTON - The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials. Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversy because of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A. spent several million dollars on the program, which did not capture or kill any terrorist...
  • Fear for Obama's Safety Grows as Hate Groups Thrive on Racial Backlash

    (WHERE WAS THE MEDIA WITH ALL THE BUSH DEATH THREATS!!!!???? This is ridiculous---if ANYTHING ever happened to Obama --the media will blame the right, it is a foregone conclusion--and all this because we dare stand up to this incompetent, dishonest man that is trying to reshape our country against will!) article: Fear for Obama's Safety Grows as Hate Groups Thrive on Racial Backlash Violent Signs, Gun, Standoff Latest in Emerging Anger Towards the President By BRIAN ROSS, ANNA SCHECTER and MEGAN CHUCHMACH August 14, 2009 Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric...
  • Woman who tried to kill Ford to be released August 16

    08/05/2009 2:32:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,050+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2009
    The woman who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford is expected to be released from prison on August 16 after serving her sentence. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a one-time follower of mass murderer Charles Manson, has been serving a life sentence . Fromme has been incarcerated at a prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Fromme had told her defense attorney she staged the attack because she "wanted to get some attention for a new trial" for Manson and members of his gang.
  • Israel Planned To Assassinate Ahmadinejad: Iran

    07/17/2009 10:40:36 AM PDT · by Fennie · 35 replies · 2,915+ views
    AFP ^ | July 17, 2009
    TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie said on Friday that Israel had planned to assassinate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad around the time of last month's presidential election.
  • VIDEO: Dem Rep Wants To Investigate Secret Cheney Assassination Ring

    07/10/2009 1:15:58 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 86 replies · 3,008+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) claims secret activities occurred under the watch of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Rep. Eshoo says she can't think of a better way to spend the money of taxpayers than to investigate if Cheney ran a secret assassination ring. "This must be investigated," Eshoo said.
  • New evidence that Hitler plotted to kill Pius XII

    06/22/2009 1:41:23 PM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 1 replies · 367+ views
    Innovative Media, Inc ^ | 2009-06-16 | ZENIT
    ROME, JUNE 16, 2009 (Zenit.org).- New evidence published today by the newspaper of the Italian bishops gives more credence to the belief that Adolf Hitler had planned to either kidnap or kill Pope Pius XII. It has long been conjectured that Hitler had ordered the SS commander in Italy, General Karl Wolf, to seize the Vatican and take the Pope. Dan Kurzman wrote about it in his 1997 book "A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius the XII," which is based on interviews with Wolf himself. Wolf's accounts, however, could never be verified.
  • Ex-US president Carter's escapes assassination by al Qaeda-linked Palestinians

    06/21/2009 12:29:04 PM PDT · by mycloudburst · 43 replies · 1,419+ views
    The Debka File ^ | 06-17-09 | DebkaFile
    DEBKAfile's military sources confirm that the Army of Islam, the Palestinian al Qaeda cell in Gaza tried to assassinate former US president Jimmy Carter by planting a 200-kilo bomb in the path of his exit through the Erez crossing after he held sympathetic talks with its Hamas rulers. The Israeli military watched the huge device from across the border. Carter had a lucky escape; the bomb would have been lethal had it exploded. The UN security guards escorting Carter must have been forewarned and his life saved. Hamas sappers defused the device but later denied it was there. Nevertheless, some...
  • N.Korean Heir Apparent Linked to Assassination Plot (Kim Jon-Il #3 son tries to kill #1 son)

    06/15/2009 10:56:55 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 15 replies · 1,661+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/16/09 | Chosun Ilbo
    Close aides of Kim Jong-un, the 26-year-old third son and heir apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, last week attempted to assassinate the leader's first son Jong-nam, KBS reported Monday citing Chinese government sources. Aides to Kim Jong-un planned to assassinate Jong-nam, who lives in Macau, after first eliminating his close aides in North Korea. The sources said, "It seems they tried to assassinate Kim Jong-nam without telling Kim Jong-il." The plan was foiled when the Chinese government found out about it early last week. "The Chinese government warned North Korea to stop the assassination attempt, and sent intelligence...
  • '75 Gerald Ford attacker hoped to start revolution

    05/28/2009 1:35:37 PM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies · 858+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 5/28/09
    NEW YORK – The woman who fired a gun at President Gerald Ford in 1975 and spent the next 32 years in prison said in an interview Thursday that she believed the country would change only through a violent revolution. Sara Jane Moore told NBC's "Today" that she now realizes that her actions, stemming from her involvement in radical politics, were "wrong ... a serious error." In Sept. 22, 1975, Moore, then around 45, fired on Ford as he waved to a crowd in San Francisco. A man near her knocked the pistol out of her hand and the shot...
  • Attempted Ford Assassin: ‘I’m Going To Go To The Obama Thing’

    05/28/2009 5:19:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 2,347+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    No, she’s not planning to attend a fundraiser for the president . . . Sara Jane Moore, who in 1975 attempted to assassinate then President Gerald Ford, is out on parole after serving 32 years in prison. Asked by Matt Lauer on Today this morning what she would say to people who think that an attempted presidential assassin should spent the rest of her life in jail, her response began with this cryptic remark: “Well, I’m going to go to the Obama thing.” View video here.
  • Is the Current Flu Virus the Result of a High Tech Assassination Attempt on President Obama?

    04/25/2009 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Kozman · 51 replies · 2,426+ views
    I realize that writing this current post will put me out on the outer fringe of conspiracy theorists, but hear me out. There are enough oddities here that at an investigation of some sort should begin. Here's my case. It is based on four facts. 1.During President Obama's recent trip to Mexico, Obama was received at Mexico’s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archaeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu... Given that it is possible that Obama could have been infected and that the virus appears to kill the healthy, then it...
  • Kerry aims to rescue newspapers

    04/22/2009 7:59:32 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 45 replies · 1,819+ views
    Jennifer Harper ^ | 4/22/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Yes, annoyed his hometown newspaper is about to be shuttered by the NYT, Sen. John Kerry wants to rescue the mainstream press. Capitol Hill hearings a-'coming.
  • Donaldson on This Week on JFK Assassination: I'd Like to Ask Castro 'Did You Do It?'

    04/19/2009 9:14:22 AM PDT · by UnalienablyRight · 172 replies · 2,687+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 04/19/2009 | Seton Motley
    ABC's Sam Donaldson let a little of his inner-conspiracy theorist out this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. In a discussion of President Barack Obama's lessening the sanctions on Fidel Castro's Cuba, Donaldson began his analysis with one of a number a Kennedy-Truther notions that have been knocking around ever since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.... Another wild card in this crazy deck was Cuba's El Presidente, Castro. The theory being that Castro was upset with JFK's woefully planned and executed Bay of Pigs attempt at ending his nascent dictatorship, and...
  • Alleged Assassination Plot Roils Bolivian Politics

    04/18/2009 6:25:31 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 6 replies · 481+ views
    WSJ ^ | Apr 18, 2009 | By ANTONIO REGALADO and DAVID LUHNOW
    Mystery deepened on Friday surrounding the breakup of a suspected assassination plot against Bolivian president Evo Morales that left three dead, as opposition leaders cast doubt on the government's story and said it was using the plot to influence coming elections. The hazy details of what happened on Thursday, in accounts by Bolivian authorities, seem lifted from the pages of a Hollywood script. An alleged plot against the president and other top officials was broken up by an elite police squad. Three men were killed in their underwear after a half-hour shootout at a hotel. Allegedly among the dead were...
  • Alleged Assassination Plot Roils Bolivian Politics Opposition Leaders Charge Setup

    04/18/2009 7:26:34 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 4 replies · 484+ views
    WSJ ^ | 4/18/09 | ANTONIO REGALADO and DAVID LUHNOW
    Mystery deepened on Friday surrounding the breakup of a suspected assassination plot against Bolivian president Evo Morales that left three dead, as opposition leaders cast doubt on the government's story and said it was using the plot to influence coming elections... An alleged plot against the president and other top officials was broken up by an elite police squad. Three men were killed in their underwear after a half-hour shootout at a hotel... The dead are believed to be 49-year-old Eduardo Rózsa Flores, Santa Cruz-born son of a Hungarian father and Bolivian mother; Árpád Magyarosi, a Romanian-born Hungarian; and Michael...
  • Thailand's Yellow Shirt leader Sondhi Limthongkul survives assassination attempt

    04/16/2009 9:18:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 348+ views
    The Times ^ | 4/17/2009 | Sian Powell in Bangkok
    Sondhi Limthongkul, the founder of the political movement which overran Bangkok’s airport last year, is in hospital after a gunman wielding an AK-47 ambushed his car at a petrol station and sprayed it with bullets early this morning. Sondhi Limthongkul The unknown number of gunmen shot out the tyres of the car owned by Mr Sondhi, the head of the People’s Alliance for Democracy ‘yellow shirt’ movement, and riddled the vehicle with bullets. Stray bullets also hit a nearby public bus. The tycoon’s media network reported that more than 100 bullets were fired, and 57 AKA and M16 shells were...
  • Thailand announces state of emergency in capital

    04/12/2009 6:37:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 56 replies · 2,317+ views
    BANGKOK – Thailand's prime minister narrowly escaped a savage attack and rioting erupted in Bangkok as protesters commandeered public buses and swarmed triumphantly over military vehicles in unchecked defiance after the government declared a state of emergency. Bands of red-shirted anti-government protesters roamed areas of the Thai capital, with some smashing a car carrying Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and others beating up motorists who hurled insults at them. At least 10 intersections were occupied by the protesters, who used buses to barricade several major roads, spawning massive traffic jams.