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  • OT pay for Kasich security detail jumps 64% amid campaign

    04/10/2016 1:19:53 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 8 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 4-10-2016 | Randy Ludlow
    As Ohio Gov. John Kasich campaigned for the presidency, Ohio taxpayers paid $222,243 in overtime during the past year to the state troopers who guard him on the road and at home. The nine State Highway Patrol troopers assigned to the governor's executive-protection unit earned $183,600 in overtime in 2015, a 64-percent jump from 2014, according to state payroll records released today in response to a request from The Dispatch. Four troopers earned more than $20,000 in overtime pay last year for working more than 40 hours a week; one earned nearly $27,000 to boost his annual pay to $94,400....
  • Breaking: Obama Releases 20th 9-11 Hijacker From Gitmo

    09/25/2015 3:06:34 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/25/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama released Osama Bin Laden’s bodyguard this week from Gitmo. Abdul Rahman Shalabi was trained as the 20th hijacker in the 9-11 attacks. 20th hijacker shalabi Obama released Shalabi to Saudi Arabia this week. Shalabi was released from Gitmo on September 21, 2015. Investor’s Business Daily reported, via Pamela Geller: “ How much does President Obama still want the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison shuttered? He just released the man trained to be the 20th hijacker for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. In May, 2008, Rear Adm. David M. Thomas, then-commander of the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, sent...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Pro’s and Con’s to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (it’s higher for 2015). However – and I can’t emphasize this enough – they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • Bloomberg bodyguard jailed for seven years for attempted murder in love triangle shooting

    06/18/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 06/17/2013 | Jill Reilly
    Mayor Bloomberg's bodyguard has been jailed for seven years for attempted murder in a love triangle shooting. Leopold McLean, 49, shot his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend outside her home in November 2010. The shooting took place after the veteran NYPD officer had dropped off Mayor Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina at home after a Knicks game.
  • Florida imam's jihad terror ties exposed by local news station

    11/28/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies ^ | 26NOV12 | Robert Spencer
    We all know CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox wasn't going to do it. "Imam’s Terrorist Ties Exposed by Local News Station," from Judicial Watch, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): While the Obama Justice Department tours the nation condemning unfounded discrimination against Muslims at their place of worship, a local Florida news station uncovers an imam’s ties to a blind sheik behind the first World Trade Center bombing in the early 90s. Not surprisingly, the administration’s campaign to combat mosque intolerance is being heavily promoted while the shocking imam terrorist story gets swept under the rug. We only know...
  • Jim Carrey Admits He Has An Armed Bodyguard

    03/27/2013 10:16:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 26 March 2013 | John Hawkins
    <p>After making news for doing a tired “humor” video mocking gun owners, whom he also called “heartless motherf&ckers,” Jim Carrey announced today on twitter that his armed bodyguard “doesn’t have a hundred rounds in his clip.”</p>
  • Anti-gun Michael Moore’s body guard arrested on gun charges in 2005

    12/18/2012 10:07:49 AM PST · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    Michael Moore is an elitist gun control zealot, but he has (or at least in 2005) a body guard who carries a gun. Why? Because he’s safer that way. Filmmaker Michael Moore’s (search) bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York’s JFK airport Wednesday night. Police took Patrick Burke, who says Moore employs him, into custody after he declared he was carrying a firearm at a ticket counter. Burke is licensed to carry a firearm in Florida and California, but not in New York. Burke was taken to Queens central booking and could potentially be charged with...
  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience

    10/14/2012 8:04:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    The telegraph ^ | 10/2014 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity bodyguard circuit, to oversee the work. The compound was overrun by a mob of Islamic extremists on the morning of September 12 in an apparent planned attack that resulted in the...
  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/23/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-23-12 | Matthew Boyle
    Complete title Documents: Obama, Holder have approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release or transfer from Gitmo Daily Caller front page headline 'HIGH RISK' Report: Obama approves release or transfer of former bin Laden bodyguard ### President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department. Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list...
  • Fluke and Liberals' Bodyguard of Lies

    03/08/2012 3:40:21 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2012 | Tom Trinko
    Winston Churchill declared that in war, truth was so precious that it must always be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies. Because liberals are at war with American society and their true beliefs are repugnant to most Americans, liberals constantly conceal the truth of their beliefs with sweet-sounding lies. Liberals constantly create a cloud of lies about their support for tolerance and diversity to conceal the absolutely intolerant core of their faith. Americans are informed that tolerance requires them to accept pornography, abortion, gay marriage, casual sex, and everything else that liberals happen to like. Strangely, however, liberals are not...
  • WOW.. Its a Glove - Its a Stun Gun - Its a Camera and more... One punch and you're down..

    05/31/2011 8:59:21 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 18 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 5-31-11 | cakid1
    Its a Glove - Its a Stun Gun - Its a Camera and more... One punch and you're down.. But wait there's more.. this thing seems to have it all.. and it may be coming to Los Angeles County later this year. This thing just looks tough. Here's one way to stay safe. Get The BodyGuard. An inventor came up with this thing. Its a glove, a laser, a flashlight, a camera and a Stun Gun in one. Music video producer David Brown came up with it. (He's made videos for Rage Against the Machine and Snoop Dogg) " The...
  • Smith & Wesson Under the Gun: Loses $37.3m in Q2

    12/10/2010 5:10:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Robert Farago
    Bloomberg reports that Springfield, MA-based gunmaker Smith & Wesson lost $37.2 million in the second financial quarter. The company racked-up $96.3 million in total net sales in Q2, down $13.4 million or 12.2% from Q2 2010. Drilling down to the trigger-related bits, Smith’s Firearm Division clocked in with net sales of $83.6 million, down $9.8 million or 10.5%, from last year’s Q2 net sales of $93.4 million. As you’d expect, CEO Michael F. Golden downplayed the news . . . “As overall purchasing of firearms moderated during the quarter compared with the record levels a year ago, total sales came...
  • Britney Spears sued for sexual harassment

    09/09/2010 6:31:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    bbc ^ | 9 September 2010
    A former bodyguard for pop star Britney Spears has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her. Fernando Flores has accused the singer of repeatedly parading around in the nude and having sex in front of him. Mr Flores also claims Ms Spears caused him emotional distress by having violent quarrels with her boyfriend in front of her two children. The singer's lawyer did not comment. A lawyer for her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, called the case "baseless". According to papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Mr Flores alleges that Spears made repeated, unwanted sexual advances and summoned him to her...
  • Descendant of Joseph Smith's top bodyguard displays, writes about LDS founder's Nauvoo Legion sword

    07/27/2010 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | July 16, 2010 | JaNae Francis and Standard-Examiner staff
    BOUNTIFUL -- Visitors to a fundraising open house at the Bountiful Heritage Museum last weekend became part of a growing group who have seen the Nauvoo Legion sword once owned by Joseph Smith Jr... Until last year, the sword and an oak casket stick taken from one of Smith's caskets were hidden away from the public for 165 years. SNIP ...he said of key interest to many are several chapters on the casket stick owned by his family and several others. "This is all new information," he said. "Somehow the historians have missed this part." He said the casket stick...
  • New book, DVD focus on LDS and Old West icon Porter Rockwell

    06/13/2010 7:13:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies · 359+ views
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | June 13, 2010 | Cody Clark
    Lehi resident John Rockwell has a last name that's either famous or infamous. It depends on who you ask. Rockwell is the great-great-grandson of Old West icon Orrin Porter Rockwell, who died at age 65 132 years ago this month. Porter Rockwell is known for being the lifelong friend and, as an adult, the personal bodyguard, of LDS Church founder Joseph Smith. Or his detractors might tell you that he's known for being a dissolute, murderous, lawless gunslinger. Because Porter Rockwell never learned to read or write, his story was being told in other people's words even before he'd died....
  • Former bin Laden bodyguard is among ex-guerrillas in Yemen

    01/05/2010 7:58:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 513+ views
    Wapo ^ | 1/5/10 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    SANAA, YEMEN -- When he served in the Afghan mountains as Osama bin Laden's personal bodyguard, Nasser al-Bahri said, he was known as "The Killer." Today, Bahri is a business consultant in Yemen who favors Western-style pinstriped shirts, crisp slacks and black loafers. But his ideas are still radical: Ask him whether jihadists should kill Americans on U.S. soil and he replies without hesitation, "America is a legitimate target."
  • Russia's most famous - and glamorous - female bodyguard killed as her Porsche is carjacked in Moscow

    01/29/2008 5:41:57 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 781+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/08
    IMAGE: Anna Loginova posed to prove she was a woman as well as a weaponRussia's most famous female bodyguard Anna Loginova has been killed after failing to prevent her own Porsche being carjacked. The glamorous 29-year-old died from head injuries after clinging on to the door handle and being dragged along the street at high speed as the car screeched away. "She suffered serious injuries and died at the scene," said a police spokesman. Police believe that she was killed in a random carjacking and was not the victim of an attack based on her work for wealthy high-profile Russian...
  • S. Korea: 'Kim Jong-il' Aphrodisiac Gang Busted(how to become a serial polygamist fast)

    08/10/2006 6:47:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 252+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/10/06
    'Kim Jong-il' Aphrodisiac Gang Busted Police have busted a gang that sold fake aphrodisiacs trading on the name of North Korean leader and serial polygamist Kim Jong-il. Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency booked four people including a North Korean defector identified as Lee (44) without detention on Thursday on charges of producing and selling illegal pharmaceuticals concocted by mixing erectile dysfunction drugs and medicinal herbs. Police said the scammers built a food factory in February last year in Songpa-gu, Seoul where they made three kinds of unlicensed health products by mixing herbs with Tadalafil, the active ingredient in impotence drug Cialis,...

    01/21/2005 4:58:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies · 2,269+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | 1/20/2005 | Second Amendment Foundation
    The arrest of a man identified by Fox News as a bodyguard for anti-gun film director Michael Moore by New York Port Authority Police Wednesday evening proves that Moore is an elitist who thinks it is fine for him to have armed security, while he has endeavored to disarm other law-abiding Americans, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today. Adding to the irony, said SAF Founder Alan M. Gottlieb, is the fact that bodyguard Patrick Burke was arrested for violating the kind of Draconian gun law that Moore and his extremist gun control contemporaries would support. Burke was reportedly arrested...
  • Bin Laden guard may be Moussaoui witness

    12/02/2004 11:35:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 425+ views
    AP Wire | December 02 2004 | JOACHIM SONDERMANN/AP
    DUESSELDORF, Germany -- A Jordanian man who claims he was Osama bin Laden's bodyguard was questioned by U.S. officials who are considering having him testify at the Virginia trial of terror suspect Zacarias Moussaoui, the man's attorney said Thursday. Shadi Abdellah, 28, sentenced last November to four years in prison for helping plan terror attacks in Germany, was granted early release last month after serving more than half the time, including in pretrial custody. While in prison, he served as a government witness in several trials, including that of his alleged co-plotters in the German cell of the Tawhid and...
  • Was there a plot to kill Bush in Chile?

    11/28/2004 6:33:36 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 53 replies · 2,458+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 27,2004
    Dr. Jack Wheeler, creator of a unique intelligence website dubbed "the oasis for rational conservatives," features a column describing what could have turned into a deadly scenario in Chile for President Bush. On his website, To the Point, Wheeler tells a little-known story about a conflict between Bush's security detail and Chile's security over the latter's refusal to have a metal-detector at a state dinner for the president. There is speculation, Wheeler points out, that Bush-loathing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a chum of Fidel Castro, is somehow connected to the incident. Wheeler explains that Chilean officials attempted to block Secret...
  • Bush (himself) Pulls Top Bodyguard From Scuffle

    11/21/2004 12:27:46 PM PST · by hamboy · 22 replies · 2,034+ views
    My Way News ^ | Nov. 21, 2004 | My Way
    Bush Pulls Top Bodyguard From Scuffle   (AP) U.S. President George W. Bush, center left, reaches in to the crowd for his Secret Service Agent...Full Image SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret Service agent away from Chilean security officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner for 21 world leaders Saturday night.Several Chilean and American agents got into a pushing and shoving match outside the cultural center where the dinner was held. The incident happened after Bush and his wife, Laura, had just posed for pictures...
  • Bin Laden bodyguard held at Guantanamo: report

    06/13/2004 1:00:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 252+ views
    US military officials are holding a bodyguard of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at the naval base prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Washington Post reports. The report cites Defence Department memos and sources familiar with base captives. The Post says the bodyguard is Moroccan Abdallah Tabarak, who enabled bin Laden to escape from the battle of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in late 2001 by making calls on his leader's personal satellite telephone. The information is contained in memos documenting meetings between military personnel and inspectors from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). ICRC officials, who keep...
  • Bodyguard's gun accidentally fires in audience at college tournament

    03/13/2004 3:41:48 PM PST · by archy · 62 replies · 716+ views
    Bodyguard's gun accidentally fires in audience at college tournament Greensboro, North Carolina-AP -- They're going to start checking for weapons at a college basketball tournament -- after an off-duty police officer's gun accidentally fired at a game. Baltimore police Detective Darren Sanders was wounded in the hip at yesterday's Atlantic Coast Conference game between Maryland and Wake Forest in Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro police say Sanders will be charged with carrying a gun into an assembly where admission is charged. And Baltimore police say they will investigate and determine whether Sanders should be disciplined. No one else was hurt when...
  • 'Protection squad' for Gibson's Jesus (Security detail hired for James Caviezel)

    03/08/2004 2:26:43 PM PST · by truthandlife · 146 replies · 421+ views
    James Caviezel, who plays Jesus in Mel Gibson's blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ," has reportedly been assigned a security detail to protect him. "There are some crazy people out there and everything is being done to protect Mel and Jim from physical attack," a source close to executives of Newmarket Films told the London Express. The paper said Caviezel, a devout Catholic, was being guarded by a "protection squad" amid fears of attacks by "religious fanatics." According to the report, a mob of protesters has already screamed "anti-Semite" and hurled a bucket of lamb's blood at Gibson in a...
  • Olsen twins spur restaurant scuffle

    02/19/2004 8:36:23 AM PST · by MineralMan · 61 replies · 403+ views
    AZCENTRAL.COM ^ | 2/18/04 | Knight Ridder
    <p>A New York restaurateur has slammed multimillionaire acting twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen after their bodyguard tried to barge him out of the way in his own eaterie, reports</p> <p>The "Full House" stars were eating with friends at New York's packed Serafina on Valentine's Day when the incident occurred. According to Serafina co-owner Fabio Granato, the Olsen minder became agitated after Granato refused to move out of the way to accommodate the party.</p>
  • Former bodyguard's tip pointed the way

    12/15/2003 3:58:46 AM PST · by Holly_P · 154+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 12/15/03 | Bill Nichols,Tom Squitieri and Dave Moniz
    <p>A soldier from the 4th Infantry Division guards $750,000 seized during the arrest of Saddam outside his hometown of Tikrit.</p> <p>The end for the dictator who fought two wars with the United States and bedeviled three presidents began with interrogations of low-level aides and family members — cousins, drivers, bodyguards, secretaries and other insiders who might know his whereabouts.</p>

    11/08/2003 6:20:55 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 9 replies · 130+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Nov. 8, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 November 8, 2003Release Number: 03-11-03 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BODYGUARD DETAINED KIRKUK, Iraq – A person believed to be a former bodyguard of Saddam Hussein was detained in an early morning raid on Nov. 8 south of Kirkuk. Iraqi and coalition forces conducted the raid after obtaining information that indicated the target has been involved in anti-coalition attacks in recent weeks. The individual was apprehended without incident. Soldiers located and confiscated one AK-47 assault weapon, one machine pistol, one rifle, one...
  • AP: US Captures One of Saddam's Bodyguards and An Iraqi General

    08/12/2003 9:56:29 AM PDT · by Brian S · 44 replies · 197+ views
    MSNBC Live | 08-12-03
    This just in... Searching for wirecopy.

    07/30/2003 12:51:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 175+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/30/03 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>July 30, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - Saddam Hussein's captured chief bodyguard, who was drunk at the time of his arrest, claimed he hasn't seen the on-the-run dictator for "months," officials said yesterday.</p> <p>Adnan Abdullah Abid al-Musslit, Saddam's cousin and longtime shadow who probably knows more about his movements than anyone, was nabbed along with two other high ranking regime henchmen during a raid in Tikrit earlier this week.</p>
  • U.S. forces capture longtime bodyguard of Saddam in raid

    07/29/2003 10:05:58 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 149+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2003 | By D''Arcy Doran, AP writer
    <p>TIKRIT, Iraq &#8212; American soldiers overpowered and arrested a bodyguard yesterday who rarely left Saddam Hussein's side, and said they obtained documents and information that could help them close in on the former dictator.</p> <p>An audiotape attributed to the deposed Iraqi leader declared his sons martyrs.</p>
  • US backs down on claim Saddam's bodyguard caught

    07/29/2003 7:46:13 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 18 replies · 192+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/29/03
    US soldiers captured four loyalists of Saddam Hussein's Baath party in a pre-dawn raid in Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, north of Baghdad. A military spokesman in the capital backed down from a claim that one of the men was a bodyguard for Saddam, but said the quartet were all under investigation to assess their connections to the fugitive strongman. The suspected regime loyalists included a possible brigadier general, Major Troy Smith of the Fourth Infantry Division (4ID) said, which is scouring Saddam's old hunting grounds for holdouts of the defeated Baath party. "There are dozens of former bodyguards and former...
  • US Troops Capture Senior Saddam Bodyguard

    07/28/2003 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Arkinsaw · 134 replies · 211+ views
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  • Bodyguard tells of Saddam and son's life on the run

    07/25/2003 8:39:03 AM PDT · by Conservababe · 18 replies · 239+ views
    Fox News | Times of London
    Bodyguard Tells of Saddam and Sons' Life on the Run Friday, July 25, 2003 BAGHDAD — Uday Hussein's (search) personal bodyguard broke a three-month silence yesterday to give the first authoritative account of how Saddam (search) and his sons spent the war. In an exclusive interview with The Times of London, the bodyguard claimed that, far from fleeing Baghdad, the three men held out in the capital for at least a week after its fall. He said that they evaded repeated American attempts to assassinate or capture them, and even appeared in public under the noses of U.S. troops. During...
  • Bin Laden guard recounts hate-fuelled camps

    07/17/2003 1:38:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 206+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | July 17 2003 | Philip Blenkinsop/Reuters
    DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - A Jordanian who said he served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden has told a German court how he and others returned from military camps in Afghanistan fuelled by hatred for Israel and the West. Shadi Mohammed Mustafa Abdalla said on Thursday he later rejected violence, bringing him to admit to belonging to al Tawhid, a Palestinian group the United States says has links to al Qaeda, and planning grenade attacks on Jewish targets in Germany. "You lived in the desert," Abdalla told the court in Arabic, speaking of his 18-month stay in Afghanistan. "They...
  • Suspect tells of time as Bin Laden's bodyguard

    07/02/2003 12:36:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 155+ views
    The Times of India ^ | July 02 2003 | Associated Press
    DUESSELDORF: A Jordanian terror suspect told his trial Wednesday that he served for two weeks as a bodyguard of Osama bin Laden at an Afghan residence of the al-Qaeda leader, but said the group for which he allegedly helped plot attacks in Germany was independent. Shadi Abdellah, 26, said he moved to the bin Laden residence, close to the airport in Kandahar, for treatment after being injured during a fall during military training in early 2000 at a nearby al-Qaeda camp. Abdellah, a tall, bearded man said he was drafted in to augment bin Laden's security amid fears that infiltrators...
  • Neighbors: Saddam squatted in safe house just a block from U.S.-targeted house

    04/21/2003 12:27:06 AM PDT · by AFPhys · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2003 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Saddam Hussein's entourage hid out in the home of a former family bodyguard for much of the U.S.-led air war, fleeing only when a bunker-busting bomb meant for the Iraqi leader struck a block away, residents told The Associated Press on Sunday. The accounts heightened the possibility that Saddam survived the April 7 attack. Neighbors said they believed Saddam himself had stayed in the house in the well-off western Baghdad block, though none of those interviewed claimed to have seen the Iraqi leader. However, Saddam's top bodyguard, Ali Nassir, and the ousted leader's cousin Gen. Ali...
  • Saddam took refuge in bodyguard's home

    04/20/2003 10:59:04 PM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 174+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/21/03 | Ellen Knickmeyer, AP
    <p>BAGHDAD — Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's entourage hid out in the home of a former family bodyguard for much of the U.S.-led air war, fleeing only when a bunker-bursting bomb meant for Saddam struck a block away, neighborhood residents said yesterday.</p>
  • U.S. targets 'Chemical Ali', believes his bodyguard is dead

    04/06/2003 7:49:40 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 2 replies · 194+ views
    The World Tribune ^ | 6 April, 2003
    U.S. targets 'Chemical Ali', believes his bodyguard is dead ABU DHABI — The United States has destroyed the headquarters of a leading aide to President Saddam Hussein. But U.S. officials said they are not certain that Ali Hassan Majid, head of the defense of southern Iraq, was killed in the attack. Majid is Saddam's cousin and carried out chemical weapons attacks against the Kurds in the 1980s, earning him the name "Chemical Ali." "I don't think we know for sure [that Majid is dead]," Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy operations chief of U.S. Central Command, said on Sunday. "I know...
  • U.S. find bodies of bodyguards of "Chemical Ali"

    04/06/2003 12:55:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Reuters | 4/06/03
    U.S. find bodies of bodyguards of "Chemical Ali" AS SAHLIYA CAMP, Qatar, April 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Sunday it had found the bodies of the bodyguards of an Iraqi commander nicknamed "Chemical Ali" in a house in Basra that was bombed on Saturday. Central Command spokesman Jim Wilkinson told reporters U.S. forces were still checking to see if Ali Hassan al-Majeed himself, a cousin of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, was killed in the attack. Majeed earned his nickname for overseeing the use of poison gas against Kurdish villagers in 1988. "We're still checking if Chemical Ali's...
  • Saddam's Bodyguard Provides 'Smoking Gun'

    02/02/2003 8:22:25 AM PST · by ThomWilkerson · 31 replies · 313+ views
    Sunday Herald ^ | Feb 2, 2003
    SADDAM'S BODYGUARD WARNS OF SECRET ARSENAL02feb03SADDAM Hussein's senior bodyguard has fled with details of Iraq's secret arsenal.His revelations have supported US President George W. Bush's claim there is enough evidence from UN inspectors to justify going to war. Abu Hamdi Mahmoud has provided Israeli intelligence with a list of sites that the inspectors have not visited. They include: AN underground chemical weapons facility at the southern end of the Jadray Peninsula in Baghdad; A SCUD assembly area near Ramadi. The missiles come from North Korea; TWO underground bunkers in Iraq's Western Desert. These contain biological weapons. William Tierney, a former...

    03/31/2003 12:50:44 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 204+ views
    New York Post | 3/31/03 | DEBORAH ORIN and NILES LATHEM
    March 31, 2003 -- U.S. military commanders raised new questions about whether Saddam Hussein is still alive yesterday, saying there's no "credible evidence" that he's controlling Iraq's military. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pointed to reports that one of Saddam's mustachioed personal bodyguards - never before seen without Saddam - showed up last week as bodyguard to Iraq's defense minister. "We're aware of it and we find it interesting . . . It may be an indication that Saddam Hussein is not moving around much," Rumsfeld told "Fox News Sunday." He also said there were rumors the families of some top...
  • Saddam's BodyGuard not with Saddam

    03/29/2003 6:56:58 PM PST · by microgood · 183 replies · 270+ views
    Fox News
    Fox has reported twice since I have been watching that intelligence experts are perplexed by the fact that Saddam's BodyGuard that has not left his side for 15 years is not at Saddam's side, but with the Defense and Information Ministers in a Press Conference. Interesting.
  • Shuttle Diplomacy (Saddam’s senior bodyguard tells of underground chemical weapons facility)

    02/05/2003 9:39:33 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 118+ views
    washingtondispatch ^ | 2/5/2003 | Bob Parks
    Shuttle Diplomacy Saturday morning started for all of us like any other Saturday morning. I got some coffee and a donut at my usual stop. I got to my office and turned on the television. I was not prepared for what I was about to see. Although the unfolding events of the loss of space shuttle Columbia were fresh, the events to follow turned out to be the usual. I was disappointed that it would be more of the same. snip Totally missing from the news on Sunday, and almost totally absent to this day, a story run in the...
  • BREAKING!!! RUSH LIMBAUGH RREPROTS: Sadam's Body Guard Defects To Israel And Tells All!!!.

    02/03/2003 12:02:21 PM PST · by CWW · 33 replies · 325+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 02-03-03 | CWW
    Rush just reported that Sadams Chief Body Guard fled (defected) to Israel and that he is spilling his guts concerning the location of an underground chemical factory, scud missles, etc... I guess the liberals will call the man a traitor.
  • Bodyguard warns of secret arsenal.

    02/03/2003 6:38:49 AM PST · by latrans · 22 replies · 218+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 02 03 03
    SADDAM Hussein's senior bodyguard has fled with details of Iraq's secret arsenal. His revelations have supported US President George W. Bush's claim there is enough evidence from UN inspectors to justify going to war. Abu Hamdi Mahmoud has provided Israeli intelligence with a list of sites that the inspectors have not visited. They include: AN underground chemical weapons facility at the southern end of the Jadray Peninsula in Baghdad; A SCUD assembly area near Ramadi. The missiles come from North Korea; TWO underground bunkers in Iraq's Western Desert. These contain biological weapons. William Tierney, a former UN weapons inspector who...
  • Saddam's bodyguard reveals secret arsenal

    01/27/2003 10:24:57 AM PST · by CPL BAUM · 31 replies · 419+ views
    Globe Intel - Gordon Thomas ^ | 1/27/03 | Gordon Thomas
    Subject: Saddam's bodyguard reveals secret arsenal SADDAM’S BODYGUARD REVEALS SECRET ARSENAL by Gordon Thomas Saddam’s senior bodyguard has fled from Iraq with details of Saddam’s secret arsenal. His revelations come the day the UN inspectors report to the Security Council whether they have found a smoking gun that will trigger war. Abu Hamdi Mahmoud has provided a list of sites that so far the UN inspectors have not visited. They include: An underground chemical weapons facility at the southern end of the Jadray Peninsula in Baghdad. A Scud assembly area near Ramadi. The missiles come from North Korea. Two underground...
  • US Bodyguard For Afghan President

    07/22/2002 4:35:04 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 172+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7-23-2002 | David Rennie
    US bodyguard for Afghan president By David Rennie in Washington (Filed: 23/07/2002) The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has dismissed his bodyguards and is now being protected by 46 American soldiers, in an extraordinary - and politically explosive - demonstration of how little he trusts his own government. Hamid Karzai The Americans, who are believed to include members of the special forces, took up their new duties at the weekend, officials said yesterday. The decision is likely to cause anger among Mr Karzai's nominal Afghan allies, many of whom already regard him as a tool of America and other "infidel" nations....
  • Blake's bodyguard leaves shopping list of stuff to kill Bakely

    05/02/2002 10:54:31 AM PDT · by mhking · 21 replies · 256+ views
    Just when we were starting to think that Earle Caldwell may actually have been dumb enough to keep a laundry list of items needed to whack Bakley, Blake's bodyguard and his lawyer have helpfully explained the need for those shovels, old rugs, Drano, and "25 Auto." This declaration from Detective Ronald Ito--along with a copy of the note found in Caldwell's Jeep--was filed yesterday (5/1) in L.A. Superior Court. (4 pages)     < 1 2 3 4 >