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  • Underwear bomber seeks new US lawyer

    12/21/2011 1:10:49 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The young Nigerian man dubbed the "underwear bomber" after trying to blow up a packed US-bound airliner wants a new lawyer to help him with an upcoming sentencing hearing. ... He asked Judge Nancy Edmunds to appoint a Muslim lawyer ... The reputation of the US intelligence services also took a hit because Abdulmutallab's father, a prominent Nigerian banker, had warned the CIA about his son's growing radicalization.
  • Father disputes Iran's claims that son was CIA spy (U.S. citizen & Marine)

    12/20/2011 6:42:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 1+ views
    -excerpt- Amir Hekmati was born in Arizona and graduated from Central High School in Flint. From there, his son joined the Marines
  • US demands release of CIA spy by Iran (Amir Mirzaei Hekmati)

    12/20/2011 6:34:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Press TV ^ | 12/20/11
    US demands release of CIA spy by IranTue Dec 20, 2011 9:35AM GMT The United States has demanded that Iran release "without delay" a CIA spy who was recently detained in the country and who confessed to being commissioned by the US to infiltrate Iran's intelligence circles. On December 17, Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced the capture of an American CIA agent of Iranian decent, foiling an intricate US plot to carry out further espionage activities in the Islamic Republic following the capture of an American spy drone in northeastern Iran. In a televised confession, broadcast on the Iranian television on...
  • Mexico says captured cartel leader had arsenal

    12/13/2011 11:23:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 13, 2011
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Tuesday that an alleged founder of the Zetas drug cartel had an arsenal of 169 guns when he was captured Monday, and may have been linked to the abduction of nine Mexican marines. Navy spokesman Jose Luis Vergara said suspect Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga oversaw Zeta operations around the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, where nine marines disappeared earlier this year. Vergara said a suspect was killed and a marine wounded in a firefight that erupted during Hernandez Lechuga's capture Monday in the Veracruz state city of Cordoba. The bust was the result of...
  • Hezbollah Identifies Undercover CIA Officers Working in Lebanon

    12/12/2011 4:01:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Hezbollah made the names public in a broadcast Friday night on a Lebanese television station, al-Manar.
  • Pentagon admits Iranian TV footage DOES show U.S. stealth drone..but insists it WASN'T shot down

    12/08/2011 7:39:16 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/8/2011 | MARK DUELL
    Mystery surrounds how American's most sophisticated spy plane was captured by Iran after it was paraded on Iranian state television earlier today in mint condition. Iran claims the lost RQ-170 Sentinel was on a surveillance mission last week when it was detected by Iranians over Kashmar and was downed by their armed forces. But the fact the drone is in such good shape contradicts Iran's claim it was shot down - and backs up U.S. claims that Tehran did not bring it down through electronic, cyber or any other means. Read more:
  • Drone Lost in Iran Was Joint CIA-Military Reconnaissance Plane

    12/06/2011 3:23:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 12/6/11 | Jennifer Griffin
    The U.S. drone that apparently fell into Iran's hands was part of a joint CIA-military reconnaissance operation, Fox News has learned. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that the spy plane was being used for the CIA-military operation along the Afghan-Iranian border when it lost connectivity and disappeared. Officials had earlier confirmed the Iranians have the RQ-170 drone, but it was previously unclear what the drone was doing or which agency was operating it. After Iran's military made the questionable claim Sunday that it had shot down the drone, the CIA at first referred questions to the Pentagon....
  • DoJ lied about Fast and Furious in letter to Congress

    12/06/2011 7:23:36 AM PST · by Dysart · 17 replies
    Aerican Thinker ^ | 12-6-011 | Thmas Lifsn
    The Fast and Furious Scandal gets worse for AG Eric Holder and his Department of Justice. The Watergate adage that it is not the crime, it's the cover-up that matters comes to mind, with the reservation that the crime in F&F -- supplying thousands of sophisticated firearms to a drug cartel -- dwarfs a third rate burglary in gravity. Hundreds of Mexicans have been slaughtered, and two US sworn agents murdered. The fact that the Department of Justice has now acknowledged that it has lied to Congress, covering up its involvement, should make this a headline-grabber of a case, dominating...
  • Legal U.S. gun sales to Mexico arming cartels. (State Dept.)

    12/06/2011 11:47:37 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/7/2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Selling weapons to Mexico - where cartel violence is out of control - is controversial because so many guns fall into the wrong hands due to incompetence and corruption. The Mexican military recently reported nearly 9,000 police weapons "missing." Yet the U.S. has approved the sale of more guns to Mexico in recent years than ever before through a program called "direct commercial sales." It's a program that some say is worse than the highly-criticized "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal, where U.S. agents allowed thousands of weapons to pass from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels. CBS News investigative correspondent...
  • Drone that crashed in Iran may give away U.S. secrets

    12/06/2011 8:56:48 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times via Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 6, 2011 | W.J. Hennigan, David S. Cloud & Ken Dilaniar
    Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington— The radar-evading drone that crash-landed over the weekend in Iran was on a mission for the CIA, according to a senior U.S. official, raising fears that the aircraft's sophisticated technology could be exploited by Tehran or shared with other American rivals. It was unclear whether the drone's mission took it over Iran or whether it strayed there accidentally because of technical malfunctions, the official said. Though the drone flight was a CIA operation, U.S. military personnel were involved in flying the aircraft, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the...
  • STUNNING revelation: FBI responsible for Fast and Furious death of Brian Terry!

    12/04/2011 10:32:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/04/2011 | Doug Book
    Since the December 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and its Department of Justice masters have represented the tragedy as a chance encounter between Terry’s patrol unit and armed, illegal alien drug runners in the Arizona desert. But new information makes it clear that Attorney General Eric Holder’s DOJ has labored for the past year to hide the fact that the heavily armed gang which exchanged fire with the bean-bag equipped members of Terry’s border patrol unit that night was in the Peck Canyon, Arizona location thanks to a tip...
  • White House denies reportsObama knew of ‘Fast andFurious’in 2010

    12/04/2011 10:07:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/11 | Matthew Boyle
    A White House spokesman pointed Friday to an account published by the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in its denial of three online claims that President Barack Obama was briefed about the failed “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking program in 2010. According to recently released White House visitor logs, then-Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler was admitted to the White House four times in 2010 between May 7 and May 19. The Los Angeles Times has reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program was at its peak during May 2010.
  • Fast & Furious Cover-up Grows Bigger

    12/04/2011 7:36:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | December 4, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The Fast & Furious scandal pot may be reaching the boiling point.  Attorney General Eric Holder has maintained he knew nothing about the “gun walking” operation on the southern border that put thousands of high powered weapons into the hands of the Mexican gun cartel and led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and increased the mayhem on both sides of the border.    He would have us believe that the operation was simply a misguided adventure involving a couple of rouge officers behaving badly way out west.  Holder contends that even after Agent Terry’s murder in...
  • The 'Gun Lobby' and Dennis Burke's future (Gunwalker email: NRA "stooges"; "greedy gun shop owners")

    12/03/2011 2:38:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/3/2011 | Josh Gerstein
    The furor over Operation Fast and Furious has already put a shadow over the political future of prominent Arizona Democrat and former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, as POLITICO reported back in August when he resigned the prosecutor's post under pressure. That shadow grew significantly darker and longer on Friday with the release of internal Justice Department documents in which Burke excoriated the "Gun Lobby" (presumably, the National Rifle Association) as well as its "stooges," among whom he counted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Here's one of Burke's e-mails on the subject, included in my story last night on the latest Fast and Furious document dump:...
  • ATF memo describes operation designed to get guns to Mexico

    12/03/2011 8:50:30 AM PST · by thouworm · 15 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | Dec 2, 2011 | David Codrea
    See the memo itself in the sidebar media player, obtained by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and posted exclusively on Gun Rights Examiner. [snip] [Of significance in the Styers memo Lajeunesse references but does not detail...] “The most important observation of Styers is that the ATF end of this operation was by all law enforcement standards set up to fail,” Vanderboegh said in a phone conversation with this reporter moments ago. “Indeed, it seems Styers’ opinion was that this was designed to be a necessary fail. “Styers describes an ATF operation that is deliberately incomplete, seeming to shield the...
  • Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress

    12/03/2011 8:16:57 AM PST · by Mr. K · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/2/2011 06:14 pm | Carrie Johnson
    Under fire for losing track of weapons that turned up at crime scenes along the Southwest border, the Justice Department has taken the extraordinary step of formally withdrawing an inaccurate letter about the episode that it sent to Congress earlier this year. Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole sent nearly 1,400 pages of emails and other documents to Capitol Hill late Friday afternoon that lay bare the raw and sometimes cringe-worthy process by which the letter was drafted. The materials contain clues into how misleading information about the botched gun trafficking operation made it into a Feb. 4, 2011 letter to...
  • Justice Dept. Fast and Furious emails show disagreement over response to Grassley

    12/03/2011 7:26:36 AM PST · by thouworm · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 2, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    More than 1,000 pages of frenzied email exchanges were fired back and forth among Justice Department officials, as they weighed how to respond to initial inquires about the gunwalker scandal. Today, the agency turned over those subpoenaed records to Congress in advance of a hearing next week with Attorney General Eric Holder. The emails are marked by intra-office disagreement over how vigorously to defend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF)....
  • FLASH: DoJ Dumps more than 1,000 pages of documents on House

    12/03/2011 5:49:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The Department of Justice late Friday afternoon staged a “document dump” of more than 1,000 pages related to the Operation Fast and Furious investigation, including some e-mail exchanges critical of Senator Charles Grassley, and one exchange that raises questions about what some Justice Department officials should have known was an erroneous statement in a Feb. 4, 2011 to Grassley. An earlier estimate of the number of documents from one sources has been reduced down from about 2,000, reported earlier by this column. The documents have gone to the House committee investigating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation....
  • Traditional Friday Night DOJ Docu-Dump a whopping 1400 pages. Blaming Arizona. (gunwalker)

    12/03/2011 5:41:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2 December, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    NPR: Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress. Under fire for losing track of weapons that turned up at crime scenes along the Southwest border, the Justice Department has taken the extraordinary step of formally withdrawing an inaccurate letter about the episode that it sent to Congress earlier this year. Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole sent nearly 1,400 pages of emails and other documents to Capitol Hill late Friday afternoon that lay bare the raw and sometimes cringe-worthy process by which the letter was drafted. The materials contain clues into how misleading information about the botched...
  • Issa says Holder ouster is up to White House

    12/02/2011 5:42:28 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 2, 2011 | Chuck Neubauer
    Rep. Darrell Issa, who has been investigating the Fast and Furious operation for nearly a year, declined on Friday to call for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to resign over the botched undercover probe that led to hundreds of weapons being “walked” to gun smugglers in Mexico. Mr. Issa, California Republican, said the operation is not about Mr. Holder or Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, both of whom he has criticized strongly over their handling of the failed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s (ATF) investigation. “It is not about...