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  • Lockerbie bomber could live another 5-10 years (Released from Scotland living as hero in Libya)

    07/05/2010 7:20:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07/05/2010 | Phil Boehmke
    On August 20, 2009 Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was released from prison in Scotland and allowed to return to Libya where he was expected to die within three months. According to the UK Telegraph, one of the physicians who examined Megrahi last summer has recently said that the infamous Lockerbie Bomber could live for another 10 or even 20 years. Professor Karol Sikora who serves as the dean of medicine at Buckingham University may have had a much larger role in Megrahi's release than was previously thought. The Scottish government insists Kenny MacAskill, the justice minister who took the final...
  • Dying Lockerbie bomber 'could survive for 10 years or more'

    07/04/2010 10:46:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 7/4/10 | Alastair Jamieson
    The Lockerbie bomber could survive for 10 years or longer, according to a cancer specialist who last year said he would be dead within three months of his release. Professor Karol Sikora, who assessed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi for the Libyan authorities almost a year ago, told The Sunday Times it was "embarrassing" the bomber had outlived his three-month prognosis. Megrahi, 58, is the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of a US Pan Am jumbo jet over Lockerbie, which left 270 dead. The Scottish government provoked outrage from the United States when it released him from prison in...
  • Raw Video Captures a Homicide Bomber in Pakistan that Killed at Least 50 People

    07/02/2010 5:28:35 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is raw video that catches a homicide bomber who took part in an attack on a Pakistani that killed at least 50 people, and wounded hundreds of others.......
  • USAF Photo of the Day: Awesome BONEs!

    06/29/2010 11:59:45 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 29 replies · 1+ views
    United States Department of Defense ^ | February 24, 2010 | USAF MSgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
    U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer heavy bombers (assigned to the 28th Bomb Squadron in Dyess Air Force Base, Texas) on a training mission in New Mexico, USA1600 x 942 pixels + 2208 x 1300 pixels + 3200 x 1884 pixels + via The Photographer Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, United States Air Force  
  • World War II bomber 'Swamp Ghost' returns to US

    06/12/2010 8:19:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 843+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 11 | JOHN ANTCZAK
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A B-17 bomber that lay in a New Guinea swamp for decades after being forced down during a World War II combat mission has been returned to the United States after years of salvage efforts. The forward fuselage of the so-called "Swamp Ghost" was displayed Friday at the Port of Long Beach in an emotional, patriotic ceremony attended by kin of some of the now-deceased aircrew.
  • Senators: Obama admin keeps Congress in dark on intelligence

    05/22/2010 10:35:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies · 1,400+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2010 | Kara Rowland
    The Obama administration has failed to keep congressional intelligence officials in the loop on the investigation into the botched Times Square bombing, as required by the law, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate intelligence committee charged in a letter this week. "Having to fight over access to counterterrorism information is not productive and ultimately makes us less secure," wrote Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and Vice Chairman Christopher S. "Kit" Bond in a letter to President Obama on Thursday. The senators said the lack of information has "caused serious friction in the relationship of the committee, on...
  • Times Square bomb suspect eyed other targets, official says (appears in court - SHHHHHH!)

    05/20/2010 10:25:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 261+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/18/10
    Times Square bomb suspect eyed other targets, official saysBy the CNN Wire Staff May 18, 2010 8:33 p.m. EDT New York (CNN) -- The man accused of attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square considered other targets in and around New York before the failed attack, an investigator said. Faisal Shahzad, 30, pondered attacks on Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, the World Financial Center and Connecticut helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, going so far as to case some of the targets, a senior counterterrorism official with oversight of the investigation said Tuesday. Dressed in a gray sweatsuit, free of...
  • Iraqis Arrest Suspected Vehicle Bomber, Extortionists

    05/10/2010 5:50:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 153+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2010 – Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested a suspected vehicle bomber and four accused extortionists in Iraq in recent days, military officials reported. Iraqi forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member during a combined May 7 operation about 70 miles northeast of Baghdad. The suspect is believed to have ties to vehicle-bomb attacks and high-level al-Qaida in Iraq leaders in Diyala province. On May 6, Iraqi forces in search of a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq extortion leader arrested four suspected al-Qaida in Iraq members during a combined operation in eastern Mosul. Information and evidence...
  • Taleban disown Times Square ‘Idiot Bomber’

    05/08/2010 11:09:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 635+ views
    times online ^ | 5/8/10 | Giles Whittell, Washington
    The alleged would-be Times Square terrorist was disowned by the Pakistani Taleban yesterday as American politicians called for him to be stripped of his US citizenship so he can be tried by a military tribunal. Faisal Shahzad — nicknamed the “Idiot Bomber” for a series of blunders leading to his arrest — was praised by a spokesman for the Pakistani Taleban but disowned in the same breath. “We don’t even know him,” a spokesman said. In New York, an Emirates jet was held on the runway at Kennedy airport for the second time in four days yesterday, amid reports that...
  • NYC Bomber May Have Learned How To Bypass Detection From Leaks To The MSM

    05/07/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-10 | Curt
    Are the NYT's and James Risen at fault here? Investigators of the failed car bombing in Times Square are looking for a money courier they say helped funnel cash from overseas to finance a Pakistani-American's preparations to blow up the crude gasoline-and-propane bomb in the heart of New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Investigators have the name of the courier they believe helped Faisal Shahzad pay for the used SUV and other materials to rig up a car bomb that would have caused a huge fireball in Times Square if it had gone off, the official...
  • Clerk: Shahzad Seemed a Typical "American Guy" (Turn bomber into a domestic terrorist alert)

    05/07/2010 6:42:40 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 13 replies · 320+ views
    A man who sold accused Time Square bomber Faisal Shahzad fireworks said the alleged terrorist seemed like a "typical, average American guy."
  • Miranda and Public Safety

    05/07/2010 12:40:25 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 18 replies · 443+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 7, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    "(Law enforcement) interviewed Mr. Shahzad ... under the public safety exception to the Miranda rule. ... He was eventually ... Mirandized and continued talking." -- John Pistole, FBI deputy director, May 4 All well and good. But what if Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomber, had stopped talking? When you tell someone he has the right to remain silent, there is a distinct possibility that he will remain silent, is there not? And then what? But let's assume you're wedded to the civilian law-enforcement model, as is the Obama administration. At least make an attempt to expand the public...
  • The 'Unremarkable' Life Of Faisal Shahzad (We now know more about him than we do Hussein)

    05/06/2010 5:17:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 440+ views
    WCBS TV ^ | 5/06/10
    The 'Unremarkable' Life Of Faisal ShahzadNothing About Times Square Bombing Suspect Ever Seemed To Make Him Stand Out At Home, Or In Pakistan Reporting Tony Aiello May 6, 2010 6:11 am US/Eastern NEW YORK (CBS) - Faisal Shahzad lived much of the last 12 years in and around Bridgeport, Conn. He finished college, got married, started a family, and held down a job. It was a seemingly normal life, until it suddenly wasn't. At the University of Bridgeport, he was an unremarkable student. At his former job in Norwalk, he was an unremarkable employee. And at his one time home...
  • Liberalism: The Nation's Brain On Drugs

    05/05/2010 4:56:44 AM PDT · by foutsc · 5 replies · 277+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 5 May 2010 | Silverfiddle
    MSNBC, and most of the liberal press is the equivalent of a drug-addled crack head.  They are so disappointed the Times Square bomber wasn't an angry, white, rightwing teabagger: "There was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country..." (BreitbartTV)Try reporting from Saudi Arabia dressed like that, cupcake. This woman is stupid. Or she's on drugs. I can find no other plausible solution for such idiotic statements.  And yes, I called her a cupcake.  She's a twinkie; sickly sweet cream filling on the inside and a brain...
  • Video: MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Is Sorry Times Square Suspect Has Islamic Ties

    05/04/2010 6:15:05 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 28 replies · 969+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 4, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Apparently, from the audio/video, she would have much preferred it was a right-wing militia group. The video is here.
  • Faisal Shahzad Gave Appearances of Family Man (Apologies For Story Being From cBS News)

    05/04/2010 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies · 495+ views
    CBS News ^ | 5/4/2010 | CBS News
    Faisal Shahzad gave the impression of a quiet family man, raising two small children with his wife in Shelton, Conn. and telling neighbors he worked on Wall Street. Now the Pakistani-American is accused of trying to detonate a homemade car bomb in New York City's bustling Times Square. Authorities have brought terrorism and mass destruction charges against him, saying he has confessed to receiving explosives training in Pakistan. Shahzad was expected to appear in court Tuesday. CBS News reports that officials intend to arraign Shahzad Wednesday morning in Manhattan Federal Court before a U.S. magistrate. Shahzad has been talking to...
  • Confirmed: NYC Bomber Not Linked to Tea Party

    05/04/2010 3:30:55 PM PDT · by radioone · 15 replies · 512+ views ^ | 5-4-10 | Joy Tiz
    The mainstream media was dealt a devastating blow yesterday with the news that Times Square car bomber, Faisal Shahzad was not, as most of the fossilizing media had feverishly hoped, linked to the Tea Party movement. NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg hypothesized the bomber was expressing opposition to ObamaCare. Had he been right, capturing the terrorist would have been a daunting task indeed as two thirds of population hates ObamaCare
  • Shahzad Complaint Unsealed (Pakistani Bomber)

    05/04/2010 2:06:49 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 37 replies · 1,105+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 05/04/10 | Daniel Foster
    Some highlights and questions from the complaint, in order: —Shahzad left the keys to his personal car and his Connecticut home inside the Pathfinder used in the bombing. Presumably because he thought they'd be destroyed. —Shahzad used a prepaid cell phone to call a fireworks store and numbers in Pakistan in the days after purchasing the Pathfinder. —Shahzad's wife and parents both live in Pakistan, so these calls could be to them, of course. But considering he claims to having trained in bomb-making in Waziristan. . . —About that bomb-training. The fertilizer used in the bomb was non-explosive. The crude...
  • Bloomberg – Hey, Maybe That Times Square Bomber Didn’t Like Healthcare Or Something

    05/04/2010 1:31:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies · 482+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    First we were told they were looking for a white guy in his forties. Get it? Looking for another angry white guy. Then it was an angry white guy who acted alone … who was deranged, like maybe a tea party guy who didn’t like health care. Bloomberg looks like an idiot. From last night’s CBS Evening News.
  • Documents found near bomb suspect's former Shelton home (by CT Post reporter)

    05/04/2010 11:58:27 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 32 replies · 1,266+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | May 4, 2010 | Kate Ramuni
    Faisal Shahzad's Pakistani passport, tax documents, greeting cards, academic records and immigration documents were found abandoned outside a Shelton home once owned by the man charged in the attemped Times Square car bombing. The documents, mainly from 2000 and 2001, were found Tuesday by a Connecticut Post reporter outside the house at 119 Long Hill Ave. where the 30-year-old Shahzad lived until about a year ago. The house is vacant and up for sale. Police earlier had searched the property, according to neighbors.