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  • Russian tactics paying off

    02/02/2005 2:45:16 PM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 25 replies · 506+ views ^ | 02/02/2005 | Stan LS
    Almost a month ago, Chechen rebels sent an open letter to the European Parliament complaining that Russians/pro Russian Chechens have kidnapped Maskhadov's relatives: Last week, Russian special services and criminal gangs, supported by the Kremlin and led by the notorious Chechen Kvisling, Kadyrov the younger, took as hostage in Grozny and other cities and villages the family of the President of the Chechen Republic Aslan Maskhadov. Among them are his brothers Lechi Maskhadov, 76 years old, Lyema Maskhadov, 68 years old, his sister Dzhovzhan Abdu1kadyrova (Maskhadova), 69 years old, and also two cousins: Adam Reshiev, 60 years old, and lkhvan...
  • Spot the NY Republican Pop Quiz!

    08/26/2004 11:47:30 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 7 replies · 658+ views
  • Photos the media won't show you (off an IDF checkpoint)

    08/12/2004 9:31:03 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 13 replies · 3,407+ views
    Webshots doesn't allow hot linknig, but see them here.
  • Soviet Icon Lenin Died of Syphilis-Experts Say

    07/20/2004 9:36:56 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 25 replies · 1,171+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 20, 2004 | Megan Goldin
    BEERSHEBA, Israel (Reuters) - There were whispers in the Kremlin and salons of Europe for decades but it was never more than idle gossip until a team of Israeli doctors announced that they had solved an 80-year-old medical mystery. Reuters Photo   The posthumous diagnosis by two psychiatrists and a neurologist recently published in the European Journal of Neurology was that the great Russian revolutionary and Soviet icon Vladimir Lenin died an agonizing death from syphilis. "It's an amazing story, the degeneration of Lenin's mental and neurological state," said psychiatrist Dr Eliezer Witztum. The doctors' diagnosis of crippling neurosyphilis that...
  • A pain-filled homecoming

    01/18/2004 7:46:40 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 7 replies · 198+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18, 2004 | PATRICE O'SHAUGHNESSY
    One young man was in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down. Another walked almost effortlessly on two prosthetic legs. Alex Presman, with a barely noticeable limp, joined them in a meeting with advocates as the three Iraq war veterans pondered their futures. Presman lost his left foot six months ago while in a convoy from Diwanya to Baghdad to pick up medical supplies. He stepped on an explosive device planted in the sand, and his foot was blown off and a baseball-size chunk of flesh was ripped out of his right calf. Shrapnel pierced his legs and arms. He...
  • Catfight between Tina Fey and Ann Coulter?

    12/16/2003 8:29:30 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 53 replies · 880+ views
    PageSix ^ | 12/16/03
    <p>MEE-OWCH! Could a catfight be brewing between "Saturday Night Live" newscaster Tina Fey and right-wing pundit Ann Coulter?</p> <p>While presenting Al Franken with his comedy trophy at yesterday's New York Magazine Awards, Fey lauded the liberal author of "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right" for skewering the likes of Coulter and Bill O'Reilly, adding: "Have you ever seen Ann Coulter in person? It's like seeing a rat. It's like, ewwww!"</p>

    12/01/2003 7:05:39 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 16 replies · 99+ views
    PageSix ^ | 12/01/03
    <p>BETTE Midler is annoyed that America has no shame. When the notorious diva appeared on "Larry King Live" she ranted: "Shame has gone missing from our lives, and that's a goddamn shame . . . People used to be ashamed. Now . . . they just say any old thing, do any old thing. I mean, they put porn stars in videos. I mean, I can remember it was only a few years ago where people who were in porn were, you know, considered really fringe people. And now they're working so hard to move it into the mainstream. And I think it's a conspiracy, myself." Speaking of porn stars, when asked about the fame of Paris Hilton, the Divine Miss M sniffs the hotel heiress has done "absolutely nothing!"</p>
  • Help needed picking Home Theater projector..

    10/29/2003 9:41:19 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 18 replies · 367+ views
    I am getting rid off my old tv, and planning to purchase a projector ( hopefully today/tomorrow). I'll mainly use it to watch movies and PC gaming. Dell 3200MP seems like the best deal out there. Native Resolution: 1024 by 768 1300 Lumens 1800 : 1 contrast Can get it for ~$1450. Any input appreciated. Thanks!
  • What's going on in Manhattan??

    07/28/2003 10:40:30 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 107 replies · 313+ views
    friend | BrooklynGOP
    My friend just called me 10 minutes ago. There is something going on the city. They've evacuated couple of blocks??? I can't find anything online. Anybody?

    11/09/2002 9:30:39 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 43 replies · 283+ views
    PageSix ^ | Saturday, November 9, 2002 | By RICHARD JOHNSON with PAULA FROELICH and CHRIS WILSON
    MAVERICK director Larry Clark beat up the distributor for his movie "Ken Park" after the jerk declared that America deserved to get attacked on 9/11. Clark, who helmed "Kids" and "Bully," delivered a brutal beat-down to Hamish McAlpine after the screwy Scotsman started spewing anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiments during dinner at London's posh Charlotte Street Hotel Thursday night. An enraged Clark, 59, punched McAlpine several times in the face - breaking his nose - choked him, then overturned the dinner table on the bloodied big mouth. Clark was arrested by London police - and now McAlpine is pulling "Ken Park"...
  • BREAKING: Shoot out in Moscow (possible storming of the theater)

    10/25/2002 7:04:18 PM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 30 replies · 112+ views
    BREAKING Automatic gunfire and explosions are heard inside the theater! A 30 strong russian swat is moving towards the buildling. Also, 2 more hostages were shot in the past 2 hours!
  • One US Marine Killed, One Injured in Shootout with Assailants

    10/08/2002 11:03:05 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 8 replies · 19+ views
    Debka ^ | 10/08/02 | Debka
    One US Marine Killed, One Injured in Shootout with Assailants Tuesday on Kuwaiti Gulf Island of Failaka First Reports of Two Men Who Fired at Marines from Civilian Vehicle Killed in Return Fire Island Sealed Amid News Blackout
  • Attacker Stabs, Injures Paris Mayor [Paris mayor stabbed for being gay (my title)]

    10/06/2002 11:27:57 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 16 replies · 4+ views
    AP (via fox news) ^ | Sunday, October 06, 2002 | staff
    <p>PARIS — The man suspected of stabbing Paris' openly gay mayor early Sunday told interrogators he did it because he disliked politicians and homosexuals, judicial officials said.</p> <p>Bertrand Delanoe is expected to remain hospitalized for at least week to recover from the single stab wound to his abdomen. His office had initially described the injury as minor. He had surgery for three hours after being rushed to Pitie-Salpetriere hospital.</p>
  • 'Voice of America' loses a writer and the War Party gains a martyr

    07/05/2002 2:42:05 PM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 13 replies · 268+ views
    AntiWar ^ | July 5, 2002 | Justin Raimondo
    he neocons are up in arms – one of their own has been fired from his position as a "journalist" at the Voice of America and may be on his way to becoming the Mumia Abu Jamal of the War Party. The cause of Stephen Schwartz, a writer formerly known as "Comrade Sandalio," has been taken up by William Safire and Ronald Radosh. In a column berating the "accommodationist" US State Department supposedly in control of VOA – whose news director is under the illusion that he heads up a real news-gathering organization, instead of a propaganda arm of the...
  • Get your FREE "CNN LIES" stickers!

    06/21/2002 5:14:24 PM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 451 replies · 2,068+ views
    Free "CNN LIES" stickers at the source.
  • Suicide bomber's mother: 'Our children are in heaven, their children are in hell'

    06/16/2002 9:57:26 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 34 replies · 104+ views
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - In a farewell videotape before Mahmoud el Abed embarked on a suicidal attack, he sat holding hands with his mother, who prayed for him to become a "martyr" as she conferred her blessing. "May every bullet hit its target," she said. When news arrived a day later that her son had died in an attack that killed two Israeli soldiers, Naima el Abed celebrated by ululating and clapping her hands, her friends said. Her son, age 19, was one of several armed Palestinians who launched a shooting attack against the Israeli community of Dugit in...
  • EYE ON THE MEDIA: Depending on your 'point of view'

    04/14/2002 11:55:41 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 8 replies · 179+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/14/2002 | Bret Stephens
    (April 14) - "To know the competitiveness, jealousies, chaos and blind chance that prevail in the news business is to realize that an all-media conspiracy is an impossibility. "Yet it is difficult to find a rational explanation for the almost total uniformity with which the media make decisions on the newsworthiness of Israeli events." - David Bar-Illan, "Eye on the Media" Sept. 1994 IT WAS not originally my intention to reprise the column made famous by my predecessor, David Bar-Illan. When you get this job, you get an office in which Jerusalem Post founder Gershon Agron's portrait gazes over you...
  • Check this photo out. Comments?

    04/09/2002 10:01:19 PM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 24 replies · 7+ views
    An extreme right-wing Israeli demonstrator waves an Israeli flag and holds up a poster reading "Peace with Bin-Laden First" during a protest against U.S. pressure on Israel to withdraw its troops from the West Bank, in Jerusalem on Tuesday, April 9, 2002. (AP Photo/Zoom 77)
  • Freep this poll

    04/08/2002 6:47:52 AM PDT · by BrooklynGOP · 4 replies · 19+ views
    Should Colin Powell meet with Yasser Arafat this week? Yes 62.4% No 37.6% Total Votes: 117 Freep it!
  • Freep this poll

    Do you think terror against Israelis would stop if there were a Palestinian state? Yes 13.5% No 86.5% Freep it!
  • Freep this poll!

    04/06/2002 5:24:43 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 17 replies · 197+ views
    Did former President Bill Clinton mishandle the Middle East situation in 2000? Yes 55.7% No 44.3% Total Votes: 79 Freep it!
  • Freep this poll!

    04/04/2002 5:15:00 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 7 replies · 18+ views
    Freep this poll Who do you sympathize with more? The Israelis 62.9% The Palestinians 37.1%
  • Analysis: Blast hits Israeli Arabs

    03/20/2002 2:39:21 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 14 replies · 2+ views
    BBC ^ | March 20, 2002 | Martin Asser
    The blast on a bus in Northern Israel carrying Arab citizens of that country is extremely unusual in the context of the past 18 months of bloodshed in the Middle East. First reports indicated the bomber deliberately detonated his explosives soon after getting on the bus. [Arab Israelis] are not, on the whole, a target for Palestinian militant attacks But he may well have been on a different suicide mission to the one which occurred, because most of the people on the bus were so-called Arab-Israelis, some of the one million-or-so Israeli citizens of Palestinian origin. These people - who...
  • MIDDLE ISRAEL: To Lionel Jospin

    03/07/2002 12:28:02 PM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 7 replies · 17+ views
    JPost ^ | March 7, 2002 | Amotz Asa-El
    (March 7) Mr. Prime Minister, The other day you were quoted lamenting the failure of your colleague Ariel Sharon's tactics. It isn't every day that a French statesman insinuates that he basically shares Israel's - not to mention Sharon's - strategic goals. If anything, a generation of French statesmen, politicians and intellectuals tirelessly told us Israelis that we were pursuing the wrong aims, and advised us we could win our place under the Middle East's sun - if only: if only Israel would realize that the Palestinians will make do with a two-state solution, and if only we'd believe that ...
  • What is the ruling on taking European nationality for a Muslim who has come to a European country fl

    03/03/2002 3:05:57 PM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 14 replies · 13+ views
    Question: What is the ruling on taking European nationality for a Muslim who has come to a European country fleeing from oppression in his homeland, where he has lost his identity papers and has lost all hope of going back to his country? May Allaah reward you with good? Answer: Praise be to Allaah. In order to answer this question, we must explain two things. 1 – Whether settling in a kaafir country is permissible 2 – Establishing whether there is a need to take the nationality. With regard to the first matter, settling in a kaafir country is not ...
  • New photos from Gaza strip

    03/03/2002 1:57:55 PM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 24 replies · 265+ views
  • Muslims Call for End of Stereotype

    03/03/2002 12:13:39 PM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 49 replies · 220+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 3, 2:24 PM ET | MAR ROMAN
    CORDOBA, Spain - A conference of Muslim women ended Sunday with a call to end to what it called negative stereotypes in the West. Security guards scuffled with some participants who tried to pray in a nearby church that was once an ancient mosque. A final statement at the end of the two-day conference attended by about 200 women and men, defended Islam as a religion of tolerance and condemned domestic violence. It expressed concern about difficulties faced by Muslim immigrant women as they to integrate into Western societies. But a key focus of the meeting of Muslim scholars, ...
  • Palestinians storm Hebron jail, 60 released

    02/11/2002 10:37:32 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Some 300 Palestinians have stormed a local Hebron prison and released all inmates jailed there by the Palestinian Authority. The raid was carried out a short time ago by Islamic activists in the Palestinian-controlled half of the divided West Bank city. Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives were reportedly amongst some 60 prisoners released in the action, Channel 2 reported. Islamic Jihad operative Muhammad Ayoub Sider, wanted by Israel and the target of an earlier failed IDF attempt on his life, was among those released this evening. PA security forces made no effort to prevent the raid and release of prisoners, ...
  • Israeli soccer team under tight German security

    02/11/2002 10:35:37 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 2+ views
    AP via JPost ^ | February 11, 2002 | Roy Kammerer
    (21:00) Israeli soccer team under tight German security By Roy Kammerer, The Associated PressKAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Salt Lake City is not the only place where high security is casting a long shadow over a sporting event. Israel's national soccer team arrived in Germany today, sending hundreds of local and federal police officers into action to guard both the visitors and the German team for a friendly match being played Wednesday in the southwestern city of Kaiserslautern. It's the first time Israel is playing in Germany, and officials say the security force is the largest for a German soccer event ...
  • Senior Kuwaiti quits DC post after meeting with Israelis

    02/11/2002 7:45:34 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 7 replies · 10+ views
    AP via JPost ^ | February 11, 2002
    By The Associated PressKUWAIT - A senior Kuwaiti official has quit his post in Washington because of an uproar at home over his taking part in a debate with Israelis at the World Economic Forum. In a statement issued today in Kuwait, Shafiq al-Ghabra said he had resigned as head of the Kuwait Information Office in Washington in protest over the accusation that he was normalizing relations with Israel. He said the Kuwaiti government had not given him sufficient support. However, Information Minister Sheik Ahmed Fahd Al Ahmed Al Sabah called on al-Ghabra to reconsider his resignation. The minister told ...
  • European and Islamic Diplomats Meet

    02/11/2002 7:16:44 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 4 replies · 3+ views
    USA Today ^ | February 11, 2002 | SUZAN FRASER
    <p>ISTANBUL, Turkey - Ministers from European and Islamic countries began arriving in Istanbul Monday for a conference to bridge what many fear is a widening gap between the Muslim world and the West.</p> <p>Ministers from the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the European Union will meet in an Ottoman palace on the shores of the Bosporus for a two-day conference starting on Tuesday to promote understanding and cooperation. The meeting is the first for ministers of the two powerful regional groupings.</p>
  • Israelis wonder if Scuds or Kassam will come first

    02/11/2002 7:07:51 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | February 11, 2002 | Bradley Burston
    As Israel's leaders struggled to summon a response to deter further Palestinian rocket attacks, the public found itself staring down a potential double-barrelled nightmare - the threats of Scud missiles launched from Iraq and Kassam rockets from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The fear of Iraqi attacks has grown by the day, as Israeli officials have come to believe that Saddam Hussein's regime may be the next target of the U.S.-led war on terrorism. Israelis are particularly sensitive to the likelihood that Iraq's president will respond to an American onslaught by unleashing Scuds on their population centers - as ...
  • IAF hits Gaza in third wave of strikes in less than a day

    02/11/2002 7:05:19 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | February 11, 2002 | Amos Harel
    Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer said Monday that if the Palestinians continue to launch Kassam-2 rockets at Israeli communties, Israel might have to take action that could harm the civilian population in the territories. Ministers who attended the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, which was addressed by Ben-Eliezer, quoted the Defense Minister as saying: "If we have to blockade Nablus, we will do it as long as is needed, and if we have to blockade Tul Karm - we will do it as long as is needed." Transport Minister Ephraim Sneh said Monday that if the Palestinians continue to fire ...
  • Weapons shipment trial begins

    02/11/2002 6:32:03 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AP via JPost | February 11, 2002 | Hadeel Wahdan
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - A senior Palestinian Authority official went on trial today in connection with a large shipment of weapons intercepted by Israeli commandos in the Red Sea last month. The smuggling affair was a key factor in hardening the US position toward the Palestinian Authority in recent weeks. Israel says Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was personally involved in trying to smuggle 50 tons of Iranian weapons, including anti-tank missiles, aboard the freighter Karine A to the Gaza Strip. Arafat has denied any connection with the weapons shipment and ordered an investigation into the affair. He ordered the arrest ...
  • UN envoy: Israel responsible for security deterioration

    02/11/2002 6:28:32 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Israel is responsible for the regional security deterioration, United Nations special Middle East envoy Terje Larsen said today. As soon as Israel declared Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat irrelevant, he became very relevant, said Larsen. Larsen also condemned Israel's retaliatory F-16 bombing attack last night. For more details, see IAF retaliates at Gaza targets.
  • Autopsy reveals bullet killed terror cell teen

    02/10/2002 1:25:20 PM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 38 replies · 1+ views
    JPost ^ | February 10, 2002 | Etgar Lekovitz
    By Etgar LekovitzAn autopsy conducted today on the body of the 14-year-old Palestinian teenager who took part in Friday's murder of 25-year-old university student Moran Amit has revealed that the assailant was killed by a bullet that entered his body through his rectum. The assailant, Samir Abu-Miala, had collapsed as he was arrested in Jerusalem's Peace Forest, located in the foothills of the city's Haas Promenade, shortly after taking part in the lethal attack. Magen David Adom officials, who made a fruitless effort to resuscitate him, and surgeons at the Abu Kabir forensic institute did not discern any wounds on ...
  • California Senate Ecstasy Bill Dead; Assembly Bill Weakened

    02/10/2002 9:44:47 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 10 replies · 3+ views
    On Tuesday, January 15, 2002, the California Assembly and Senate Public Safety committees held hearings on AB 1416 and SB 1103. Identical in content, these bills not only proposed to class Ecstasy as a Schedule I drug, they also threatened to impose a 90-day mandatory minimum sentence for using or being under the influence Ecstasy. &nbsp;Attorney Richard Glen Boire, of the Alchemind Society’s Center for Cognitive Liberty &amp; Ethics, joined representatives from several organizations, including the Drug Policy Alliance, in opposition to the bills. At the Assembly hearing on AB 1416, the chairman informed those present that Section 2, (which ...
  • Lebanese judge charges woman for singing in Israel

    02/06/2002 9:30:28 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 5 replies · 2+ views
    AP via JPost ^ | February 6, 2002
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - A military judge today formally charged a Lebanese woman of "contacting Israel" by singing in the Jewish state, a charge that carries up to 15 years in prison. An indictment read by judge Riad Talieh also accused singer Nada Rizk of frequently visiting Israel, giving an interview to Israel Radio on October 24 about her singing career, and of marrying Abdel Basset Ahmed bin Oudeh, an Israeli-Arab who worked for the Mossad. Rizk is believed to be living in Israel. Lebanon is technically at war with Israel, banning any dealings or contacts with the Jewish state. Bishara ...
  • Wakf warns against reopening Temple Mount to non-Muslims

    02/04/2002 10:50:34 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 11 replies · 130+ views
    JPost ^ | February 4, 2002 | Etgar Lefkovits
    The director of the Wakf, Adnan Husseini, said today the Islamic Trust is adamantly opposed to the reentry of non-Muslims to the Temple Mount - for the time being. The government is expected to take up a recommendation by the Shin Bet, Israel's security agency, to reopen to the Temple Mount to Jews and Christians in the coming weeks. But today, the Wakf director rejected the possibility of reopening Judaism's holiest site to non-Muslims for the time being, warning that such a move could have unspecified "reactions." Asked what sort of reaction to expect, the Wakf director said: "they know ...
  • Yasser Arafat Authors Op-Ed in NYTimes

    02/03/2002 2:52:08 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz7 ^ | February 3, 2002
    The prestigious New York Times has published an op-ed written by PLO chief Yasser Arafat. The article, which appeared today, begins, "For the past 16 months, Israelis and Palestinians have been locked in a catastrophic cycle of violence..." The word "cycle" may be designed to distract readers' attention from the fact that the violence was pre-meditatedly initiated by the Palestinians at the express orders of Yasser Arafat himself, as many Israeli security leaders have stated frequently since then. Arafat's second paragraph begins, "But first, let me be very clear. I condemn that attacks carried out by terrorist groups against Israeli ...
  • IDF thwarts raid on Kfar Darom

    02/03/2002 2:49:37 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 5 replies · 1+ views
    JPost ^ | February 3, 2002 | Margot Dudkevitch
    JERUSALEM (February 3) - Soldiers repulsed an attack by terrorists on their post near Kfar Darom's hothouses on Friday night. In retaliation, Israel Air Force helicopters fired four missiles and destroyed the Palestinian Naval Police headquarters in Deir el-Balah next to Kfar Darom in a pre-dawn attack yesterday. Prior to the attack, Palestinians were notified and cleared the building. The IDF Spokesman said the destruction of the building was also in response to the the firing of mortar shells at the Erez crossing. In Friday night's attack, a powerful bomb planted by Palestinians exploded at about 6:30 near the army ...
  • Iran honored to be targeted by US - 'most hated Satan'

    01/31/2002 4:55:57 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 10 replies · 26+ views
    AP via JPost ^ | January 31, 2002 | Afshin Valinejad
    By Afshin Valinejad, The Associated PressTEHRAN, Iran - Iran is honored to be the target of attack by the United States, which Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today is "the most hated Satan in the world." "There are some satans in the world, but America indeed is the great Satan," Khamenei said, speaking at his residence to participants who had concluded a conference in support of the Palestinian uprising a day earlier. "The Islamic Republic of Iran is honored to be the target of wrath and anger of the most hated Satan in the world," state television quoted him ...
  • Palestinian girl attempts to stab police officers

    01/31/2002 3:04:22 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 2 replies · 147+ views
    JPost ^ | January 31, 2002
    The 15-year-old girl attempted the stabbing attack at the French Hill junction. The police officers called for the girl to stop and one of them loaded his rifle. The girl attempted to flee the scene but was caught by police, Israel Radio reported. She is now being questioned by police. AND ALSO (10:10) Palestinian boy opens fire on Border Police officers A Palestinian youth opened fire on Border Police officers stationed at a roadblock in the Bethlehem area a short time ago. There were no casualties when the youth opened fire on officers with a handgun. He subsequently threw ...
  • Tanzim accused of links to Iran

    01/29/2002 3:44:11 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 1 replies · 1+ views
    JPost ^ | Tuesday January 29, 2002
    Two Tanzim leaders in Nablus have links with Iran and Hizbullah and are receiving money from them, Palestinian officers said. Husam Khader, one of the Tanzim leaders, told Israel Radio he denied the allegation and blamed the head of the Palestinian General Intelligence Service, Tawfik Tirawi, for accusing him. Khader has been involved in intra-Palestinian disagreements before. In August he accused Palestinian Authority officials and security chiefs of collaborating with Israel. Fatah activists from Nablus later threatened the Palestinian information minister for criticizing the statements of Khader, who was then a Fatah activist. The statements were made in an interview ...
  • PA: Arafat fired senior official involved in arms ship affair

    01/28/2002 4:38:55 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 20 replies · 155+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 1/28/2002
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat has dismissed senior PA official Fuad Shubaki, suspected of involvement in the Karine A arms ship affair, a PA report published Monday said. According to the report, the decision to dismiss Shubaki, who oversees the financial affairs of PA security forces, was made following the recommendations of a PA investigation committee into the arms-laden ship intercepted last month by Israeli commandos. Israel has demanded that Arafat arrest all those responsible for ordering the ship, which carried 50 tons of weaponry which Israel said was bound for PA territory. Palestinian sources reported that Arafat also ordered ...
  • Arabs to Tell U.S. Its Interests at Risk - Paper

    01/28/2002 2:53:08 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 37 replies · 325+ views
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Arab states plan to send a strongly worded message to the United States that its interests in the Arab world are at risk if it does not stop Israeli attacks on Palestinians, a Saudi newspaper reported on Monday. The Arabic-language al-Watan quoted what it described as a high-ranking Jordanian source as saying that King Abdullah, now visiting Saudi Arabia, will carry the message to President Bush when he visits Washington this week. "It will be an Arab message, particularly a Saudi one, that U.S. interests and relations with the Arab states will be in danger if ...

    01/28/2002 2:46:56 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 10 replies · 145+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2002 | GERSH KUNTZMAN
    <p>Unfortunately, I mean that figuratively, rather than literally.</p> <p>In the latest example of political correctness run amok, it looks as though the city is going to prevent the organizers of this month's Russian end-of-winter festival in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, from staging a 1,000-year-old Russian tradition that calls for two teams of 50 bare-chested men to slug it out with their bare fists. Can you imagine the hubris?!</p>
  • Shy student or al-Qaeda warrior?

    01/28/2002 2:34:11 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 5 replies · 149+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 28 January, 2002,
    A Muslim community in the West Midlands, has been rocked by news that two young men from their town are terror suspects being held by US forces in Cuba. Shafiq Rasul, 24, and Asif Iqbal, 20, are accused of belonging to a hardline Islamic group based in the small town of Tipton. They were captured in Afghanistan and are now among 158 Taleban and al-Qaeda suspects being held by the Americans at Camp X-Ray. He could have been brainwashed and taken over there to fight Murtza Rasul, brother Mr Iqbal's family has refused to comment. But the picture being ...
  • Snitch Stole 3 Years

    01/28/2002 1:58:36 AM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 4 replies · 164+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/2002 | MIKE CLAFFEY
    hen Michael Durso turned mob informant in 1998, his G-men handlers pegged him for just another wiseguy with a price on his head. But as he continues his testimony as a star government witness, prosecutors are crediting Durso with helping to nail about 50 Mafiosi &#151; including imprisoned Genovese crime boss Vincent (Chin) Gigante, who was indicted on new charges last week. Genovese crime boss Vincent (Chin) Gigante was indicted on new charges this week. Wearing a listening device hidden in a Rolex watch, Durso, 32, circulated among dozens of mobsters for three years. As a Genovese associate known as ...
  • Bust Malcolm X Grandson

    01/27/2002 2:10:05 PM PST · by BrooklynGOP · 2 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/27/02
    Malcolm Shabazz, the Malcolm X grandson who set the fire that killed his grandmother, has been arrested on robbery and burglary charges in Middletown, cops said. Shabazz, 17, who lives in the small Orange County city, was arrested early Friday while riding in a stolen car, police said. State police had been looking for Shabazz in connection with a Wednesday robbery. Shabazz and Thomas Carter-Love, 17, of Wallkill are accused of assaulting another 17-year-old, robbing him of $100, threatening him with a gun, then going to the victim's home in Wallkill, stealing cash and assaulting him again. Carter-Love was arrested ...