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  • Secret Service Misconduct Is Alleged (Will suspended agents squeal on Reggie Love weekends?)

    04/14/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/14/12 | LAURA MECKLER
    CARTAGENA, Colombia—The Secret Service is investigating allegations that one or more agents on President Barack Obama's security detail to Colombia were involved with prostitution, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. An unspecified number of agents have been sent home and are being replaced by other Secret Service personnel, the agency said in a statement.
  • Secret Service agents relieved of duty in Colombia amid alleged misconduct (Stiffed hooker alert)

    04/14/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14/12 | Dan Lothian
    Secret Service agents sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct, a spokesman said. -snip- One of the agents did not pay one of the prostitutes, and she complained to the police," Kessler said. Calling it "clearly the biggest scandal in Secret Service history," Kessler said 12 agents are accused of involvement in the incident "in one degree or another," from allegedly interfering in the investigation to participating in other alleged misconduct.
  • Secret Service scandal rocks Obama trip

    CARTAGENA, Colombia — Up to a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia for President Barack Obama’s trip there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct. The Secret Service did not detail the accusations but said they did not affect security for the president, who landed in the country Friday for a weekend at the Summit of the Americas. The Associated Press reported that the allegations involved prostitutes. A senior official told Fox News they were serious enough to require mediation by diplomats. “There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior...
  • I dont believe the accusations against the Secret Service

    04/14/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-14-12 | Dan Lothian
    The Secret Service is an honorable organization, willing to put up with abuse from Hillary and others while putting their lives at risk protecting them. I dont believe this story.
  • Obama's Dirty Dozen: 12 Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Colombia Misconduct With Prostitutes

    04/13/2012 10:21:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 13, 2012
    Obama's Dirty Dozen: 12 Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Colombia Over Misconduct With Prostitutes At least one of the agents is reported to have been found cavorting with Colombian prostitutes Several of the 12 men sent home are married The misconduct is believed to have occurred before the President's arrival in Colombia for the Summit of Americas 13 April 2012 A dozen Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Barack Obama at an international summit in Colombia have been sent home over allegations that at least one of them was found to be cavorting with prostitutes. A Secret Service...
  • Obama Faces Discontent at Americas Summit

    04/14/2012 5:24:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Voice of America | 4/13/12
    ... Barack Obama is among dozens of heads of state who are in Colombia for the Summit of the Americas.... While the U.S. president remains personally popular throughout the region, he faces growing discontent from his counterparts over a number of issues, including Washington's decades-long fight against the illicit drug trade... Washington's influence in Latin America has waned since the last summit in 2009, as the region increases its economic and diplomatic ties with emerging economies such as China and India.
  • Barack Obama's bodyguards sent home from Colombia summit amid prostitution [drinking] allegations

    04/14/2012 3:27:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | April 14, 2012
    Reports suggested that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that. A US official said 12 officials were sent home. The agents were staying at Cartagena's Hotel Caribe, which is also hosting members of the White House staff and press corps during the summit A hotel employee said the agents arrived at the beachfront hotel about a week ago, and claimed they were drinking heavily during their stay. The employee said the agents left the hotel Thursday, a day before Obama and other regional leaders arrived for...
  • Latin America's giving up on Obama too

    04/12/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 12, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    President Obama is off on Air Force One tomorrow, this time for another summit in Latin America. Not that much will get accomplished at the two-day Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, the sixth in an ongoing series. As with pretty much anything Obama is doing these days, the trip has more to do with election year politics at home than foreign affairs in countries that most Americans hardly ever think of unless they're featured on a popular TV show like "NCIS," as Cartagena was this week. The Democrat wants to be seen lavishing attention on the homelands of...
  • Great Moments in Trying Stuff: Angry Cat

    04/03/2012 7:32:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 3-6-12 | ColumbiaSportswear
    It's not just a cat in a tiny cat jacket. It's a cat in our most air-permeable tiny cat jacket.
  • Colombia guerrillas free captives held 12 years (FARC)

    04/03/2012 5:14:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Colombia's main rebel group freed what it says were its last 10 military and police captives, a goodwill gesture that President Juan Manuel Santos praised but called insufficient to merit a peace dialogue.
  • Pious coke dealers? Hezbollah: ‘the Gambinos on steroids’ (Operating in the U.S.!!!!)

    01/04/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2012 | ONATHAN SCHANZER
    It’s hard to uphold a reputation as a devoutly religious terrorist group if you make millions selling cocaine. Just ask Hezbollah. Last month, the US government filed suit against a number of American and Lebanese businesses that allegedly helped bankroll the Lebanese terrorist group. The civil indictment in Manhattan blew the lid off a vast criminal network that included money-laundering, cocaine deals and more — including 30 US car dealerships that helped the group launder cash. As one investigator quipped, Hezbollah is the “Gambinos on steroids.” The indictment charges Hezbollah kingpin Ayman Joumaa with smuggling more than 100 tons of...
  • Andrew Breitbart Announced Release of Damning Obama Video Before His Death [radical college yrs]

    03/03/2012 8:32:26 AM PST · by ETL · 66 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | March 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Last month at the CPAC Convention in Washington DC Andrew Breitbart dropped this bomb on Team Obama: Andrew announced, “I’ve got video by the way of Barack Obama from his college years.” Video via Infowars: “I’ve got video from his college days that show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008 – the videos are going to come out… The video shows Obama meeting “a bunch of silver pony tails” like Bill and Bernardine Dohrn (Weather Underground members), who radicalized him.”
  • Venezuela ships fuel to war-torn Syria

    02/17/2012 12:59:17 AM PST · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/2012 | Reuters
    The government of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is emerging as a rare supplier of diesel to Syria, potentially undermining Western sanctions and helping the Syrian government fuel its military in the middle of a bloody crackdown on civilian protests. A cargo of diesel, which can be used to fuel army tanks or as heating fuel, was expected to arrive at Syria's Mediterranean port of Banias this week, according to two traders and shipping data. The cargo could be worth up to $50 million. Chavez is a vociferous advocate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who face pressure...
  • Activists denounce FBI probe revealed by papers

    06/23/2011 8:47:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Daily Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2011 | AMY FORLITI

    MINNEAPOLIS – When Meredith Aby met with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2006, she asked what it would take to get them to stop fighting. Jess Sundin did the same during her trip to Colombia 11 years ago. They returned and openly wrote and spoke about their experiences, while criticizing the U.S. government’s involvement in that country. FBI documents recently found by the anti-war activists suggest the trips may have started an investigation into apparent connections between local activists and radical groups in Colombia and the Middle East. One document says the probe expanded to include...
  • Valerie Jarrett 'Dedicated Her Life' to the Obamas; Plus, More Details from Jodi Kantor's New Book

    01/09/2012 2:28:14 PM PST · by maggief · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Mag ^ | January 9, 2012 | Carol Felsenthal
    Last week, I posted a Q&A with Jodi Kantor, author of The Obamas, a new book about the First Couple. In the interview, which was a continuation of the edited transcript that ran in the January issue of Chicago, the New York Times reporter told me about her encounters with the First Family and what Laura Bush said to Michelle Obama during her tour of the White House. Below is the final part of the conversation, in which Kantor discusses key Chicago figures such as Valerie Jarrett and Desirée Rogers, Barack's time at Columbia University, and Michelle's secret trips to...
  • Columbia University to Offer ‘Occupy 101′ Course

    01/03/2012 11:13:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 2, 2012 | Doug Powers
    New York University is no longer the only school offering OWS classes. The notion of competition seems so… capitalist… but there it is nonetheless: Columbia University is offering a new course on Occupy Wall Street next semester — sending upperclassmen and grad students into the field for full course credit. The class is taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, who boasts about her nights camped out in Zuccotti Park.
  • Columbia University to offer course credit for attending Occupy Wall Street

    01/03/2012 6:40:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Hmm. I don't seem to recall news that an Ivy League University offered a course about the Tea Party, but I’m sure I must have just missed it. The Internet is a vast and cavernous space, after all. Nevertheless, it's true: Columbia University plans to offer a new class all about the Occupy movement — taught by Hannah Apel, an Occupy veteran. CBS New York reports: The course begins next semester and will be divided between class work at Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus and fieldwork that will require students to become involved with the Occupy movement outside of the classroom.The...
  • Deaths at Colombian police station bomb blast

    01/02/2012 12:40:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 1+ views
    al-Jazeera ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2011 | Agencies
    A woman and her baby die in Orito, southwest of Bogota, in a bomb attack that targeted a police station. A bomb has exploded at a police station in southern Colombia, killing two people and injuring at least seven others, the authorities said. Police General Rodofo Palomino said the blast killed the wife of the regional police commander and their eight-month old son. The commander, along with his two-year old son and four other people, were seriously wounded and flown to a Bogota hospital for emergency treatment. Palomino blamed rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for the attack, and...
  • Dissemination *_is_" Collection

    01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 01 January 2012, 11:35 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET - quote: Dissemination *_is_* collection I always get a kick out of people who tell me I give away intelligence for free. What I do is watch how information moves. Keep in mind that the subject covered on this site are pretty darn esoteric by most standards. What kind of people, for example, even know who Oussama Salhab is? Answers include: Oussama Salhab, his family, friends, associates in and out of Hizballah, people he does business with, spies of various nations, etc. Yep. The barn is free, and so is the food.
  • Colombia's Compromised Courts

    12/12/2011 12:31:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-12-2011 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    American drug warriors cite Colombia as an example of victory in the battle against drug-trafficking criminal networks. Colombians know better. In a Dec. 1 letter to U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Enrique Gomez Hurtado, a Conservative Party member and a former president of the Colombian senate, and Rafael Nieto Navia, a former justice at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and a former magistrate for the International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia and Rwanda, warn that the relative peace Colombia has achieved in recent years is not secure.