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  • Ex-U.S. soldier, now a double murder suspect, is a hero in Ukraine

    01/02/2020 1:17:14 AM PST · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Nbc ^ | December 28, 2019 | Kit Ramgopal
    Craig Lang, who is charged with killing a Florida couple in 2018, has become a cause célčbre in the country where he has fought as a mercenary. In the spring of 2015, former U.S. soldier Craig Lang traveled to Ukraine and joined a paramilitary group fighting the Russians. “I never noticed any fear,” said Mamuka Mamulashvili, who commanded Lang in the Georgian Legion. Four years later, Lang is under house arrest in Ukraine. His situation has nothing to do with his conduct inside the eastern European country. Lang is facing charges in the U.S. for allegedly killing a Florida couple...
  • Mayors Ask Trump to Import More Refugees to U.S. for ‘Cultural Diversity’

    12/08/2019 6:36:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/08/19 | John Binder
    Nearly 100 mayors across the United States are begging President Trump to import as many refugees to the country as possible in order to “bring cultural vibrancy and diversity” to American communities.In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month, about 88 mayors — from Denver, Colorado to Columbia, South Carolina — urged Trump to end his latest executive order that gives American communities more veto power over whether they want refugees resettled in their communities.The mayors said that more refugees are needed to bring about “cultural vibrancy and diversity” to their often small towns, though they admit refugees are an initial...
  • Is Colombia a ticking time bomb?

    11/18/2019 3:43:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 18 2019 | Hardin Lang and Natacha Weiss
    Next year, the number of Venezuelans fleeing their country will overtake the Syrian exodus. To date, more than 4 million have left. One-third of these refugees and migrants are sheltering in Colombia, which has maintained a very generous open-door policy. However, the strain is beginning to show. We were recently in Colombia, where a senior international official told us, “Colombia is a now a ticking time bomb.” This description may be hyperbole, but the country indeed appears headed towards a tipping point. Such an outcome would exacerbate the regional humanitarian crisis triggered by Venezuela’s collapse. It could also threaten the...
  • Video appears to show Popeyes employee body slamming woman outside restaurant

    11/11/2019 9:48:37 AM PST · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 11/9/2019 | unknown
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. -- Another incident of violence erupted at a Popeyes with an employee allegedly body-slamming a woman onto the concrete outside a Tennessee restaurant. Video of the alleged incident has gone viral and is now the subject of a police investigation. Witnesses say the attack began after a woman disputed a charge on her bill at the restaurant in Columbia, Tennessee. A heated argument ensued between the customer and several employees, prompting workers to tell the customer to leave the restaurant. Employees claim the woman then used a racial slur. Footage shows the woman walking out of the restaurant,...
  • Read: Michael McKinley deposition transcript in impeachment inquiry

    11/04/2019 9:24:27 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 04 2019 | Staff
    The House committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry into President Trump began releasing transcripts of witness depositions on Monday. Read the transcript of Michael McKinley, a former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, below. Read McKinley deposition transcript by kballuck1 on Scribd Scribd Link: McKinley deposition transcript (156 pages)/a>
  • ONDCP Recognizes Colombian Amputees for Counternarcotic Efforts

    10/28/2019 2:14:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | 10/28/19 | Whitehouse
    Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recognized members of Colombia’s military and law enforcement who have been severely wounded in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism.The 15 members of Colombia’s military and law enforcement who were recognized also participated in Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.“The United States and Colombia have a shared commitment to bringing drug traffickers to justice, stopping the production and flow of deadly drugs, and keeping our communities safe. I commend the courage and bravery of each of the individuals who have sacrificed themselves in the...
  • AP interview: Colombian leader warns Venezuela

    09/21/2019 3:25:25 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 32 replies
    WRALTV-AP ^ | 9/21/19 | AP
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Colombia's president is comparing Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic and says Venezuela's embattled socialist leader would be making a "stupid" mistake were he to attack. Ivan Duque made the comments in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press before traveling to New York. There, Duque is expected to condemn Maduro before the United Nations General Assembly as an abusive autocrat who is not only responsible for the country's humanitarian catastrophe but is also now a threat to regional stability for his alleged harboring of Colombian rebels.

    09/04/2019 10:46:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | September 4, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Revelations from George Stephanopoulos, Newsweek, and Columbia grads from Israel.The recent DOJ report on James Comey, the ongoing FISA investigation, and the probe of the Russia-collusion investigators under John Durham are all pointing back to POTUS 44, formerly known as Barry Soetoro. He wanted to know how Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of the FBI’s coup clan were doing. In similar style, designated prevaricator Susan Rice is on record that 44 wanted the counterintelligence operation to be done “by the book.” It didn’t exactly work out that way. As investigators probe what the president knew, and when he knew it,...
  • Former FARC commanders say they are taking up arms again

    08/29/2019 3:28:51 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 1 replies
    Sky News ^ | 29 August 2019 | unknown
    ...after what they consider to be the failure of a 2016 peace deal to guarantee their political rights... "When we signed the accord in Havana we did so with the conviction that it was possible to change the life of the most humble and dispossessed," said Marquez... "But the state hasn't fulfilled its most important obligation, which is to guarantee the life of its citizens and especially avoid assassinations for political reasons."... Marquez was a key negotiator of the peace agreement signed in 2016... The announcement, which Marquez said was filmed in Colombia's Amazon, comes as the complex agreement faces...
  • Huge explosion DESTROYS office building in Maryland shopping center

    08/26/2019 1:26:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 26, 2019 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Workers at a Maryland office space are lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping a powerful gas explosion that authorities said 'totaled' the building. The incident started just before 7am on Sunday when someone pulled the fire alarm at the Lakewood Office Building and shopping center in Columbia Maryland, a town located about 19 miles southwest of Baltimore, authorities said. Howard County Fire and Rescue emergency crews responded to the scene where fire fighters found gas hissing out of a crater in the parking lot. They made sure the shopping center was completely evacuated just before the office exploded around...
  • Ulysses S. Grant Died 130 Years Ago. Racists Hate Him, But Historians No Longer Do.

    07/24/2015 2:30:32 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 117 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 23rd July 2015 | Nick Baumann
    'After Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died 130 years ago today, a million and a half Americans watched his funeral procession. His mausoleum was a popular tourist attraction in New York City for decades. But for most of the 20th Century, historians and non-historians alike believed Grant was corrupt, drunken and incompetent, that he was one of the country's worst presidents, and that as a general, he was more lucky than good. A generation of historians, led by Columbia's William A. Dunning, criticized Grant for backing Reconstruction, the federal government's attempt to protect the rights...
  • This Is Why Woodstock 50 Was Just Canceled

    08/13/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Of the rock festivals of the sixties, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was by far the most famous. Held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, N.Y. on August 15–17, 1969, the festival is the iconic representation of the drug-addled culture and sexual revolution that upended American life. This August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the era-defining event. Some have called for celebrating with another concert. The occasion is hardly a cause for celebration—so many of the cultural changes after Woodstock had catastrophic consequences. Most do not know that the concert was a disaster—even from an organizational point of...
  • Still Killing: IRA Linked to FARC, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Taliban

    11/08/2010 10:27:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 8, 2010 | Rick Stanton
    Think the IRA has stepped off the world stage? Their role is closer to that of ringleader. One of America’s most influential terrorist enemies traces its lineage back some thirty years — and it isn’t a Muslim organization.In splinter groups like the Continuity IRA and more recently the Real IRA, Irish terrorists have positioned themselves at the center of a network connecting revolutionary FARC rebels in Colombia, Hezbollah in the Middle East, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and Taliban forces in Afghanistan currently fighting and killing American troops. The IRA and PFLP have trained together and coordinated attacks, weapons smuggling, and other...
  • Killing of couple in Canada may be linked to missing teens and another death, police say

    07/22/2019 11:16:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    NBCNews | AP ^ | 7/22/19
    <p>SURREY, British Columbia — The separate discoveries of three bodies and a burning car with missing occupants are shaking rural northern British Columbia.</p> <p>Canadian police said Monday they were searching for two men whose burning car was discovered on Friday about 30 miles south of Dease Lake. During that investigation, they found an unidentified body a little over a mile from the car.</p>
  • Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Operating an International Fentanyl (truncated)

    07/15/2019 11:21:19 AM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | July 12, 2019 | DOJ
    Full Title: Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Operating an International Fentanyl Trafficking Organization from a Canadian Prison Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 12, 2019 Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Operating an International Fentanyl Trafficking Organization from a Canadian Prison A Colombian fentanyl trafficker, who was scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 1, 2019, pleaded guilty earlier today to drug trafficking and money laundering charges as the leader and organizer of an international continuing criminal enterprise while incarcerated in Quebec, Canada.  The enterprise involved distributing fentanyl and other similar substances from Canada and...
  • Museum slammed after hiring white curator for African art exhibit

    04/01/2018 10:56:18 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 67 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 03/31/18 | Dean Balsamini
    The Brooklyn Museum has sparked outrage in the black community after tapping a white woman to curate its vast African art collection. On Monday the museum appointed Kristen Windmuller-Luna, 31, who has a Ph.D. in African art history from Princeton University, lectures in Columbia University’s department of art history and archaeology, and once worked as an educator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was “responsible for adult and college gallery tours in the African galleries.” Despite the stellar résumé, her hiring left some wondering why a qualified person of color did not get the post. “Seriously, @brooklynmuseum?...
  • WikiLeaks Evidence: Russia Sponsoring Islamic Terror

    12/12/2010 10:40:08 AM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    New American ^ | December 12, 2010 | Christian Gomez
    The release of over 250,000 diplomatic cables has revealed a lot about the intricacies of U.S. diplomacy. However, one aspect of the WikiLeaks release that has been much under the media's radar is what the leaked cables have said about Russia and its surrogate-state sponsorship of what would most accurately be described as an international terrorist network. In a diplomatic cable dated August 6, 2008, regarding a meeting between U.S. and Russian experts on the export of Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) from Russia, the State Department expressed its concern about "Russian ammunition, sold to Venezuela ... found in possession...
  • Cowardice at Columbia

    04/20/2019 10:28:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 33 replies
    quillette ^ | 4/19/19 | Coleman Hughes
    On Thursday 11 April, shortly after 11pm, a black Columbia student named Alexander McNab walked through the gates of Barnard college—the undergraduate all-women’s school at Columbia University—after ignoring a security guard’s request to show his student ID. In search of a midnight snack, McNab got all the way to the library canteen before a public safety officer confronted him and asked for his ID a second time, a request McNab once again refused. Several more officers had arrived on the scene and were continuing to request ID when McNab began yelling. What happened next, depicted in the video below, has...
  • Columbia Prof Compares Israel to ISIS

    04/08/2019 2:37:30 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    WFB ^ | 5 Apr 2019 | Mikhail Smits
    In a now-deleted Facebook post Saturday, a Columbia University professor likened Israel to ISIS, but with more mainstream media support. Hamid Dabashi, the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia, shared the post in reaction to the United States recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. According to Fox News, Dabashi went on a bizarrely capitalized rant before removing the post. "What's the difference between ISIS and ISRAEL?" he asked. Neither, he said, has a claim to the Golan Heights. "All of Syria belong to all Syrian people, not an inch it either to ISIS or...
  • kidnapping, murder of UofSC student Samantha Josephson

    03/30/2019 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 60 replies
    Live 5 News ^ | 3/30/2019 | Tanitia Gaither
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Columbia Police Departments says their investigation in the disappearance of 21-year-old University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson has now become a death investigation. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said that the State Law Enforcement Division is charging Nathaniel David Rowland, 24, with kidnapping and murder in Josephson's death. According to police, Josephson was last seen on surveillance video after 2 a.m. on Friday entering a dark vehicle, possibly a newer model Chevrolet Impala. Police say Josephson’s body was found by two turkey hunters in a wooded area in Clarendon County on Friday afternoon near...