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  • Frist Proposes Face-saving Dubai Deal

    02/26/2006 8:25:29 AM PST · by jraven · 206 replies · 2,291+ views
    Time Magazine online ^ | Feb. 25, 2006 | Timothy Burger, Mike Allen & Matthew Cooper
    Moving toward a deal that could allow President Bush and congressional GOP leaders to save face and avert a prolonged confrontation, GOP officials said today that they were discussing the idea of having Dubai Ports World seek a new review of its acquisition of a British company's operation that runs several key U.S. ports. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, confirmed in a phone interview early Saturday afternoon to TIME that officials were close to a deal involving the Congressional leadership, the White House and the Dubai company. The agreement would call for a 45-day “CFIUS-plus investigation,” King said,...
  • SO WHAT ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON?

    12/29/2003 7:18:23 PM PST · by jraven · 4 replies · 144+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | Dec. 29, 2003 | Jay Leslie
    SO WHAT ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON? Yes, he was amazlingly sympathetic, all right. Michael Jackson on 60 minutes oozed a (seemingly) childlike innocence. He said he felt "hurt." He said he would "slit my wrists" before ever hurting a child. And he made it clear that he thinks there is nothing wrong about sleeping in the same bed with young boys. People may (and will) debate his guilt or innocence long after the upcoming trial is over, even if there is tons of evidence to support the allegations. The reason: there is a clear belief in America that if you are...
  • Nuclear, Bio, Chemical Weapons Threat Against USFed Source Calls Threat "Credible"

    12/08/2003 3:17:55 PM PST · by jraven · 5 replies · 132+ views
    Northeast Intelligence Network ^ | Dec. 8, 2003 | Jill St. Claire
    <p>Nuclear, Bio, Chemical Weapons Threat Against US Fed Source Calls Threat "Credible"</p> <p>8 December 2003-- Communications found on a elusive jihad web site suggests attacks against New York City, Washington and Las Vegas in the US, and London in the UK. A detailed communications suggesting the spread of weaponized anthrax in New York through disbursement from the air (skyscraper) and the placement of "dirty bombs" in New York and the other cities mentioned were furnished to federal authorities. The federal contact termed the threat "credible" and stated that various other foreign intelligence agencies identified the same or similar communications and reported the same to DHS authorities. No specific information concerning the timing of this event was found.</p>
  • Oprah Winfrey to Discontinue Book Club Feature on Talk Show

    04/05/2002 9:58:00 AM PST · by jraven · 7 replies · 336+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 5, 2002 | Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
    Oprah Winfrey to Discontinue Book Club Feature on Talk Show Fri Apr 5,12:55 PM ET By: Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal NEW YORK -- In a significant blow to the book-publishing business, talk-show hostess Oprah Winfrey is ending Oprah's Book Club, a monthly feature that provided a huge boost in sales to the authors lucky enough to be featured on the show. "It has become harder and harder to find books on a monthly basis that I feel absolutely compelled to share," Ms. Winfrey said in a statement. "I will continue featuring books on the...
  • Iranian Leader Khamenei Calls for One-Month Oil Embargo Against Pro-Israeli Western Nations

    04/05/2002 6:16:44 AM PST · by jraven · 61 replies · 388+ views
    Debka Files ^ | April 5, 2002 | Debka
    As DEBKA-Net-Weekly Predicted: Muslim Oil Embargo Threat Is Brandished - Influences Bush Turnaround 5 April: Friday, April 5, Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called on Arab states to enforce a one-month oil embargo against Western countries, to pressure them to stop supporting Israel. A similar call issued from Baghdad on Monday, April 1. This following passage comes from the DEBKA-Net-Weekly, Issue 55, which was published earlier: As oil prices soared to a six-month high, Iran and Iraq began muttering this week about aMuslim-Arab oil embargo for bending America to their will.(DEBKA-Net-Weekly predicted this development in its January 25, 2002...
  • Report: Al-Qaeda in Israel Helping Arafat

    04/05/2002 12:15:57 AM PST · by jraven · 12 replies · 98+ views
    Newsmax.com (reporting on Fox News report) ^ | April 4, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Al-Qaeda terrorists are believed to be participating in attacks on Israel in a bid to help defend Yassir Arafat's forces on the West Bank, Israeli intelligence has told the U.S. "U.S. government officials say that Israeli intelligence has told them about the possibility of 30 al-Qaeda fighters that have made their way here to the West Bank," reported Fox News Channel's Steve Harrigan from the West Bank late Thursday. "They have helped to carry out attacks against Israeli military." "U.S. government officials stress that they have not been able to independently confirm this report but that they are taking it...
  • BBC Predicts Bush's Stance=tension with hardliners in his cabinet and with Israel

    04/04/2002 5:55:45 PM PST · by jraven · 25 replies · 159+ views
    BBC ^ | April 4, 2002 | Jon Leyne
    Analysis: US policy change carries risks By Jon Leyne BBC Washington correspondent Under intense pressure at home and abroad, President Bush has finally taken decisive action to intervene in the Middle East. This is a major change of policy that carries many risks for the President. In his speech in the White House Rose Garden, Mr Bush began with the usual calls on Yasser Arafat to control terrorism. "Terror must be stopped. No nation can negotiate with terrorists, for there is no way to make peace with those whose only goal is death." But Mr Bush went on to demand...
  • CNN lets Palestinian propagandist pose as "journalist"

    04/03/2002 10:12:50 AM PST · by jraven · 203 replies · 417+ views
    I just turned off CNN with absolute revulsion. Their anchor had cut to an "eyewitness" in Bethlahem, an American sounding person who said he was a "journalist" representing some news service I never heard of. He said he was there out of a sense of duty to tell the world how the Palestians are suffering. The anchor did not (totally) ignore her duty. She pointed out that there are two sides to everything...and that in fact as they spoke there was a gunfight with Palestinians firing guns and catching civilians in the cross fire. This phoney "journalist/eyewitness" said that he...
  • AWFUL new set up!

    03/30/2002 6:58:33 AM PST · by jraven · 77 replies · 430+ views
    Me | jraven
    I tried all the instructions you folks posted about how to get breaking news...but I can't. Aren't new website designs suppposed to ENHANCE a site? I used to turn to this site for all my breaking news. Now I wasted about 25 minutes and can't get it...so it's off to other sites. And I guess I will visit them first...which means less time on FR.
  • Bin Laden Family Packed out of Afghanistan - Preparation for His Biggest World Strike?

    12/08/2001 9:14:54 AM PST · by jraven · 27 replies · 260+ views
    DebKa File ^ | Dec. 8, 2001 | Not listed
    DEBKAfile Exclusive intelligence sources: Bin Laden Family Packed out of Afghanistan - Preparation for His Biggest World Strike? 8 December: Osama bin Laden has packed his entire family out of Afghanistan - wives, sons and daughters - and their wives, husbands and offspring. Roughly 10 days ago, DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources reveal, he transferred them to a prepared, well-guarded location in West Pakistan, leaving himself unencumbered in his Afghan hideout. Those sources interpret this step as supporting the volume of credible evidence of a major terrorist strike in the offing, which has prompted heightened terror alerts in the United States, Israel ...