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  • Turkish protesters try to storm Israeli consulate

    05/30/2010 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 2,081+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2010
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish police blocked dozens of stone-throwing protesters who tried to storm the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul over reports of an Israeli attack on at least one aid ship in international waters on Monday, news channels reported. CNN-Turk and NTV showed dozens of angry protesters scuffling with Turkish police guarding the consulate in downtown Istanbul.
  • Attack on US consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan

    04/05/2010 5:32:24 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 16 replies · 1,461+ views
    At least three people have died after suspected militants attacked the US consulate in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. There were several explosions in the area near the consulate and buildings collapsed. A gun battle between police and the attackers followed. Pakistan's main Taliban faction said it carried out the attack, and that the US consulate was the target.
  • U.S. vows FBI help after Mexico killings

    03/15/2010 11:26:28 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 789+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/16/10 | Andrew Quinn
    State Dept says consulate closed for security review U.S. says too early to say if diplomats targeted U.S. in for long haul in Mexico's anti-drug fight WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The United States pledged support for Mexico on Monday in its war against drug gangs as the FBI joined the investigation of the murders of two Americans and a Mexican linked to the U.S. consulate in a violent border city. "The tragedy of this weekend just underscores how severe and significant a danger this represents to Mexico, to the United States, to the hemisphere," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley...
  • CRIME SCENE VIDEO: Drug Cartel Assassinates US Consulate Workers

    03/14/2010 4:31:11 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 45 replies · 1,193+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/14/10 | Friends of Ours
    In Ciudad Juárez, Mexico -- just over the border from El Paso, TX -- gunmen for a drug cartel assassinated "an American consulate worker and her husband to death . . . and killed the husband of another consular employee and wounded his two young children" in separate but coordinated incidents as reported by Marc Lacey for The New York Times: It was not the first attack against American interests in Mexico by traffickers. Unknown attackers shot at and hurled a grenade that never exploded at the American consulate in Monterrey in 2008. But the killings in Ciudad Juárez on...

    03/14/2010 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 50 replies · 2,182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Travel Warning United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 This information is current as of today, Sun Mar 14 2010 15:23:05 GMT-0700 (PDT). MEXICO March 14, 2010 The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico of concerns about the security situation in Mexico, and that it has authorized the departure of the dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros until...
  • US Consulate sued by former employee

    01/09/2010 9:34:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/9/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Alleged terror ties are at the heart of a lawsuit the US Consulate in Jerusalem is fighting; it is being sued for NIS 250,000 by a former employee who the consulate discovered had ties with Hamas. The plaintiff is Azam Qiq, who worked at the diplomatic mission until 2006 as a mechanic. His father was Hassan Qiq, the former head of Hamas in Jerusalem, who died in 2006.
  • Honduran Consulate Forced to Abandon Post

    10/24/2009 12:59:03 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 1,321+ views
    Honduran News ^ | 10/23/2009 | Honduran News
    “Two people showed up saying they are responsible for making the consular changes demanded by Mrs. Patricia Rhodes, that of Marta Zuniga and Fernando Espinosa,” said David Hernandez, minister counselor of the consulate of Honduras in Washington. “They came in and locksmiths changed the locks without saying why.” The consulate is now run by people appointed by former Chancellor Rhodes, Hernandez said. Mario Fortin explained that Mrs. Marta Zuniga was named to the consular office by the former president Manuel Zelaya. The actions of former Foreign Minister Patricia Rhodes affects thousands of Hondurans living in the U.S., who now cannot...
  • Mexico Investigates Passport Corruption (Mexican Consulate in Dallas under investigation)

    08/29/2009 2:43:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 531+ views ^ | 8/29/09 | Ana Campoy
    DALLAS -- Mexican authorities are investigating allegations of corruption and improper behavior at the Mexican consulate here, triggering calls from political leaders on both sides of the border for an ethics review at Mexico's consular offices in the U.S. The head of Mexico's Foreign Affairs Ministry, which oversees all diplomatic outposts abroad, said Mexican authorities are probing the Dallas consulate in connection with irregularities in the collection of passport fees. Enrique Hubbard, the Dallas consul general, said he launched an investigation after he discovered irregularities in the collection of passport fees, but declined to provide details. Senior diplomats familiar with...
  • California: Muslim gets 70 months for plot to attack U.S. synagogues and kill Jews

    08/19/2009 3:36:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 943+ views
    SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for his role in a domestic terrorism plot to wage war on the United States by attacking Jewish synagogues and military bases. Hammad Riaz Samana is the fourth member of Jami'yyat Ul-Islam Is-Shaheeh, or JIS, a prison-founded group that wanted to make a political statement that also had plans to attack the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles and El Al Israel Airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport. Samana was 21 when he was charged in the case in July 2005, along with the cell's mastermind, Kevin...

    07/05/2009 9:03:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 288+ views ^ | July 4, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET - QUOTE: July 04, 2009 MATERIALS ON RELIGIOUS-EXTREMIST ORGANIZATION "HIZB UT-TAHRIR", WITH PROOFS OF ITS PARTICIPATION IN TERRORIST ACTIVITY. [Editorial note: This is the text of a document found on the website of The General Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Athens. It is presented here without editing - the English is a little non-standard, but the meaning is clear. It presents the Uzbeckistan government's analysis of Hizb ut-Tahrir and why Uzbeckistan considers the Hizb ut-Tahrir to be a terrorist organization. Of note are the allegations of inter-linkage between Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.]
  • Barak: Hamas sustained serious blow

    12/31/2008 2:54:32 PM PST · by Cindy · 66 replies · 2,102+ views
    YNET ^ | 12.31.08, 23:56 / Israel News | n/a
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited a Beersheba school hit by a Grad rocket. During the visit, Barak said that "we delivered a serious blow to Hamas, and it continues to be hit – but it's also responding, as we can see." (Ilana Curiel)
  • Mexican official: Gunmen fire at U.S. consulate

    10/13/2008 11:48:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 385+ views
    AP ^ | 13 Oct 2008
    MONTERREY, Mexico - Assailants opened fire on the U.S. consulate in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, a Mexican official said. Nobody was injured in Sunday's shooting. Shell casings were found outside the consulate, but there were no witnesses to the attack and no one was in custody, said a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's office who was not authorized to give her name. The spokeswoman had no further details. Mexican media reported that one man opened fire on the consulate and another man threw a grenade that failed to explode. El Universal newspaper, citing a U.S. Embassy statement, said...
  • British consulate in Yemen threatened after car bomb kills 16 outside U.S. embassy

    09/17/2008 4:13:52 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2008
    The British embassy in Yemen has been threatened with attack after 16 people died when a car bomb exploded outside the American embassy this morning. The heavily-fortified compound was on fire after the two explosions. Heavy gunfire was also heard and smoke seen rising from the compound, witnesses said. A Yemeni security source said 16 people including six attackers died in the attack. Four were bystanders. A group calling itself Islamic Jihad in Yemen took credibility for the attack. It also threatened that it would target the British, Saudi and Emirati missions in the Yemeni capital, according to a statement...
  • Police officers shot dead near U.S. Istanbul mission

    07/09/2008 2:20:05 AM PDT · by bd476 · 20 replies · 174+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9 June 2008 | Daren Butler
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed in a shooting outside the United States consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday, Turkish television said. Television images appeared to show four bodies on the ground in front of the high-walled complex. Media earlier said that two police had been shot dead. The U.S. embassy in Ankara said it was aware of an incident near the Istanbul consulate, but had no further details.
  • Turkey: 4 killed in gun battle outside U.S. embassy

    07/09/2008 2:16:05 AM PDT · by Be Free · 19 replies · 252+ views
    Armed men have opened fire from a vehicle outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul killing four people, according to CNN-Turk. CNN-Turk initially reported that at least three of the attackers were killed and one police officer later died from his injuries in a hospital. Police returned fire on the gunmen who were traveling in a white car ..."
  • Fake Passport Scheme Suspected (Punjabi Members Duped)

    03/24/2008 6:12:20 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies · 424+ views
    JSOnline ^ | March 23, 2008 | Georgia Pabst
    A Milwaukee businessman has complained to the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C., about what he claims is a passport-selling scheme involving individuals at the Indian consulate in Chicago.Amrit N. Patel, who owns a local accounting firm and is president of the India Cultural Society, outlined the suspected scheme in a letter to Indian Ambassador Ronen Sen last March. Milwaukee has a large Punjabi community, many members of which have come here with political asylum, which does not make them eligible for an Indian passport, he said in the letter. But over the last two years, Patel said, the Chicago consulate...
  • Reconquista Mexican Consulate Claims US belongs to Mexico!

    03/15/2008 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies · 2,287+ views
    Youtube ^ | March 14, 2008 | ALIPAC1 There are other videos regarding this incident as well.
  • Mike Huckabee defends Mexico consulate deal (businesses agreed to pay Mexico's bills; law violated?)

    01/13/2008 2:18:39 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 27 replies · 166+ views ^ | Jan 13,2008 |
    Mike Huckabee is the new establishment favorite GOP presidential contender, and one reason is probably because he'd keep the cheap labor flowing. In fact, he encouraged Mexico to build a consulate in his state with the obvious intent of providing a workforce for Arkansas' low-wage employers. Jerome Corsi asked him to defend his actions: A lingering controversy over the role former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee played in establishing a Mexican consulate office in Little Rock financed by taxpayers and local businesses continues to follow the Republican presidential candidate's campaign, even as he enjoys a surge in polls. Critics in Arkansas...
  • Suit: Huckabee Used Funds To Crush Hard Drives, Win Consulate

    12/28/2007 7:11:38 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 69 replies · 696+ views
    LITTLE ROCK -- An amended lawsuit against Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee claims he illegally used government funds to crush state computer hard drives and aid the Mexican government to locate a consulate in Arkansas' capital city. The suit against the former governor, refiled Friday in Pulaski County Circuit Court, comes as part of a Freedom of Information Act complaint by Bella Vista resident Jim Parsons stemming from Huckabee's last days in office. However, lawyers for Huckabee have said Parsons' lawsuit violates the qualified immunity public servants are granted in the state's constitution. Huckabee used money from the Governor's Emergency...
  • Mexican consulate, raids and lawmakers' ire faced Ark Hispanics during 2007

    12/25/2007 4:49:29 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 246+ views ^ | 12/25/07 | JON GAMBRELL
    LITTLE ROCK - Mexico's 47th consulate in the United States opened in Little Rock with the cutting of a green, red and white ribbon in April, an acknowledgment of Arkansas' rapidly growing Hispanic community. But not everyone greeted Arkansas' new community with open arms in 2007, as state legislators denounced illegal immigration, federal agents raided businesses and the state police looked at conducting immigration checks. News surrounding the state's Hispanic population, growing at one of the fastest paces in the nation, was the year's eighth-biggest story, according to a poll of Associated Press-member broadcasters and newspapers, as well as AP's...
  • Arkansas Citizen to Sue Mike Huckabee Over His Involvement With Establishing Mexican Consulate

    12/21/2007 11:05:28 AM PST · by AuntB · 20 replies · 664+ views
    Arkansas Freedom ^ | Dec. 21, 2007 | Arkansas Freedom
    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF PULASKI COUNTY, ARKANSAS SIXTH DIVISION JIM PARSONS PLAINTIFF VS. CV-07-9346 MIKE HUCKABEE, in his individual capacity only; MIKE BEEBE, in his official capacity only; INDEPENDENCE COUNTY; CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS; the MEXICAN CONSULATE OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS; FRANKLIN COUNTY, ARKANSAS; DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF’S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT INCLUDING A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CLAIM1 (Expedited hearing sought pursuant to A.C.A. § 25-19-107) Comes now Jim Parsons, Plaintiff, by and through his attorney Oscar Stilley, and for his third amended complaint states: GENERAL ALLEGATIONS 1. Plaintiff represents those classes of taxpayers who have been, continue to be,...
  • Mexico Senate Takes Up Migrant's Cause

    08/22/2007 10:45:01 PM PDT · by wmc-50 · 41 replies · 1,150+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Published: 8/23/07, 12:44 AM EDT | By ISTRA PACHECO
    Mexican Senate asked to take up cause of Elvira Arellano: "We cannot remain quiet in view of this injustice and must ask for firm action from our authorities," Mexican Sen. Humberto Zazue said.
  • Update: Eritrea's Oakland consulate closed

    08/14/2007 3:41:13 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies · 521+ views
    Oakland Trubune ^ | 08/14/2007 | Barbara Grady
    The Eritrea Consulate's office in downtown Oakland was shuttered to visitors Tuesday after U.S. State Department orders, the latest salvo in an escalating diplomatic conflict with the impoverished East African country state. The State Department informed Eritrea last week that the consulate must be shut down by Nov. 8, citing restrictions imposed on diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Asmara, including travel curbs, the refusal to grant visas to U.S. officials, and the non-delivery of diplomatic pouches, which is in violation of international protocols. By Tuesday morning, however, the Consulate Office in the Tribune Tower on 13th Street in downtown...
  • US denies raiding Iranian consulate (building was not the consulate)

    01/12/2007 12:49:53 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 495+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | January 12 2007
    The Pentagon has denied that US troops raided the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi city of Arbil. Washington says its forces raided a building in Arbil and detained six people, but the building was not a consulate. Earlier Thursday, Iranian and Iraqi officials said US forces arrested five members of the consulate staff and seized documents and computers. The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the alleged raid on the consulate, calling the operation a US provocation in violation of international law.
  • Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting

    10/09/2006 9:23:34 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 2 replies · 741+ views
    10/9/06 | me
    This is a report from the Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting, Saturday October 8th at the Fletcher Library. Keep Arkansas Legal is a Central Arkansas group dedicated to stopping illegal immigration. We mainly discussed the effects of illegal immigration on Arkansas. Sharon told stories of how illegals who are supposed to do lawn work end up trashing the place. We all talked about ways to get people’s attention about this issue. Topics include the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Aztlan, in-state tuition for illegals, welfare for illegals, and population congestion. Brent gave us all a DVD about how socialism is destroying...
  • Counter-Protest at the SF Israeli Consulate (pics)

    07/15/2006 8:33:18 PM PDT · by SeenTheLight · 22 replies · 1,759+ views ^ | 7/13/06 | Zombie
    You have to go to the link to check out the photos: I was there. Huge pro-Israel counter-protest. And anyone walking by would know immediately who the enemy is. Let's put it this way, there were only American flags on one side (can you guess which one?). And the pro-Palis chanting slogans in favor of Hamas and Hezbollah didn't help. Not to mention the keffiyeh-clad terrorist wannabees and the headscarf brigage. The crusty old lefties chanted dutifully along and the "Jewish Voice for Peace" morons did their suicidal best to cheer for their own demise. The usual suspects... Too...
  • N. Korea: China, U.S. in talks on 4 defectors from North

    05/21/2006 7:42:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 511+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 05/22/06 | Kang Chan-ho, Kim Soe-jung
    China, U.S. in talks on 4 defectors from North May 22, 2006 ¤Ñ WASHINGTON ¡ª The United States has begun negotiations with China over four North Korean defectors, three men and a woman, who broke into the U.S. consulate in Shenyang, China. It was confirmed on Friday that the four North Koreans who had been sheltering in the South Korean consulate recently entered the neighboring U.S. consulate by climbing the wall between the two embassy buildings. A South Korean diplomatic source said yesterday, "The ball is now in the U.S. court," and, "We know that negotiations between the United States...
  • HOUSTON, TX Immigration Reform RALLY – Saturday, April 22, 2006

    04/19/2006 7:48:14 PM PDT · by BellStar · 42 replies · 1,982+ views
    Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas ^ | 4/19/06 | HOUSTON, TX, RALLY
    HOUSTON, TX RALLY – Saturday, April 22, 2006 Organized by U.S. Border Watch and Texans for Immigration Reform COME STAND WITH OTHER PATRIOTS TO SAY TO OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS: “BORDER SECURITY IS NATIONAL SECURITY” “SECURE OUR BORDERS AND ENFORCE OUR LAWS NOW” DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2006 TIME: 11:30 a.m. (set up begins) – 1:30 p.m. LOCATION: Mexican Consulate – 4507 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX Law enforcement protection will be on site. Parking is available on the street or underneath the SW Freeway (which sits catty corner to the Consulate building). The Mexican Consulate is a multi-story building which...
  • Hotel Blast 'Not Bomb': Pakistan (Time warp, but funny)

    03/11/2006 3:26:39 AM PST · by ketelone · 2 replies · 415+ views
    BBC ^ | 29 Oct 2004
    Hotel blast 'not bomb': Pakistan At least seven people were hurt in the hotel explosion Pakistan's government has insisted an explosion at a hotel in Islamabad was not a terrorist attack but was probably caused by a short-circuit. At least seven people were hurt, including a US diplomat, when the explosion shattered the ground floor of the Marriott hotel on Thursday night. An interior ministry spokesman said there was no evidence of sabotage. However, a risk unit that advises the US State Department said it was "an improvised explosive device" The blast blew out nearly all the windows of the...
  • U.S. shuts consulate in chaotic Mexican border city

    07/30/2005 10:45:01 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies · 715+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-30-05
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - The United States is closing temporarily its consulate in this lawless Mexican border city after rival drug gangs clashed with bazookas, hand grenades and heavy machine-gun fire. "A violent battle involving unusually advanced weaponry took place between armed criminal factions last night in Nuevo Laredo," U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza said on Friday. He said he was ordering the consulate in Nuevo Laredo closed for all of next week and would only reopen it if the security situation improved. Garza called on Mexico to swiftly bring the situation under control. Mexico reacted angrily to...
  • Violence leads U.S. to close consulate

    07/30/2005 1:39:55 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | 7 29 05
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) -- The United States is closing its consulate in this violence-wracked border city for a week following a shootout in which assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home, the U.S. Ambassador said Friday evening. In a statement from Mexico City, Tony Garza said "in light of this alarming incident and continued violence along the border, I have decided to suspend all operations except for emergency services for American citizens," for one week beginning Aug. 1. He said temporarily closing the consulate would allow officials to "access the security situation...
  • N. Korea: 200 Dollar Bounty per Escaped N. Korean Workers in Russia

    06/23/2005 6:06:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 515+ views
    Future Korea ^ | 06/23/05 | Choi Woo-young
    /begin my translation N. Korea: 200 Dollar Bounty per Escaped N. Korean Workers in Russia  N. Koreans workers encountered in Khabarovsk     In order to encourage the arrest of N. Korean escapees(N. Korean workers who escaped from N. Korea-operated enterprise inside Russia,) N. Korean Consulate at Khabarovsk, Russia, announced that local Security Dept. of Construction Association is offering a bounty of $200 for catching an escapee, in order to root out this long-running problem.   As a result, N. Korean workers, who can barely earn $300 per month even after back-breaking work, are now abandoning all other efforts to capitalize on the only opportunity for earning large...
  • S. Korea: Protesting S. Korean Complicity with N. Korean Regime at her UN Consulate

    04/24/2005 7:32:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 288+ views Protest Wrap-upPermanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations - New York CityFriday, April 22, 2005 LiNK representatives from nearly 20 area universities and friends gathered at the Republic of Korea's Permanent Mission to the United Nations yesterday to protest South Korea's official policy of negligence for refugees and silence on the issue of North Korean human rights. Despite competition from nearby protests against Japan's Security Council candidacy, they stood outside chanting "Free North Korea, Accept Refugees!" and other slogans for nearly three hours as it began to rain, asking to meet with any Mission or...
  • Japan: Spent shell, threatening message sent to Chinese consulate in Osaka(protest fallout)

    04/13/2005 5:43:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 838+ views
    AP ^ | 04/12/05
    Spent shell, threatening message sent to Chinese consulate in Osaka China's consulate in the western Japanese city of Osaka received an envelope containing a spent bullet shell and a message threatening to hurt Chinese people if anti-Japanese protests in China continued, police said Tuesday. The enveloped didn't identify the sender and police declined to say when it was mailed or from where. "If you continue anti-Japanese protests, Chinese people will be hurt," said the note handwritten in Japanese, an Osaka police official said on condition of anonymity. The package arrived Monday and the consulate reported it to police Tuesday. Officials...
  • Panama - Daughter of Manuel Noriega appointed to diplomatic post at Miami consulate

    02/18/2005 7:52:30 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 1,044+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | February 18, 2005
    The girl of the Noriega General named with the consulate from Panama in Miami PANAMA - One of the girls of the former strong man of Panama, the Manual General Noriega, was named as diplomat with the consulate from Panama in Miami, announced the minister panaméen Foreign Affairs Samuel Lewis. His/her father is imprisoned there since 1990. Sandra Noriega "is a qualified person who has the right to serve her country", affirmed Friday the minister. The father of the diplomat directed Panama of 1981 to 1989, after death in an air crash of the president panaméen Omar Torrijos, father...
  • Berne, Switzerland - Hostage takers seize Spanish consulate

    02/07/2005 1:02:35 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 44 replies · 1,974+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 7, 2005
    Unidentified hostage-takers have seized the Spanish consulate in the Swiss capital, Berne, police said. The affluent area around the consulate has been sealed off.
  • Al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia Releases Audio of Attack on U.S. Consulate in Jeddah

    12/15/2004 3:47:05 PM PST · by anonpenetfi · 3 replies · 434+ views ^ | 12/15/04 | translation and analysis Audio Excerpt #1Audio Excerpt #2 (12/15/04): Alleged representatives of Al-Qaida's Committee in the Arabian Peninsula have released a purported audio recording of the December 6 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The audio, which appears to have been made with a cell phone or radio transmitter, captures the voices of terrorist operatives as they attempted to overwhelm security and kill "Christian" hostages.
  • US mission attacker was ex-moral police-Saudi papers

    12/08/2004 2:08:16 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 610+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/08/04
    RIYADH, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The leader of the al Qaeda attack on the U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia had been jailed for "extremist ideology" and once worked for the kingdom's austere morality police, local newspapers said on Wednesday. Saudi dailies said Fayez Awad al-Jihani was the head of an al Qaeda cell in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, where the brazen daylight attack on the U.S. consulate took place on Monday. Jihani was one of four attackers who died in the assault. A fifth was wounded and arrested. Saudi authorities identified three of the assailants, none of whom...
  • Bush: Terrorists Still on the Move

    12/06/2004 9:25:32 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 6 replies · 525+ views
    Washington (AP) - President Bush said Monday an attack on the U.S. consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, showed that "terrorists are still on the move" and trying to intimidate Americans. "They want us to grow timid and weary in the face of their willingness to kill randomly, kill innocent people," Bush said. One American was slightly injured in the assault. A State Department (website) official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the American's injuries were slight, and apparently sustained during an evacuation of American personnel. All American employees were able to reach a safe area inside the compound, the official...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Protest Warrior In Sydney, Australia

    11/10/2004 1:27:31 AM PST · by wheels128 · 15 replies · 1,126+ views
    The House Of Wheels ^ | 10/11/04 | Leigh Cartwright
    The STOP THE WAR COALITION are having a fit over the US’s efforts killing terrorists in Fallujah, and have organised a last-minute rally starting at 5pm tomorrow (Thursday) at Town Hall, and marching to the US Consulate in Martin Place at 6pm. What can you do? You can join Protest Warrior in numbers. As your temporary leader, we need: 1. Cameras – these are, behind police, our best defence from left-wing violence. If you have a digital camera or a video camera, can you please bring it?2. Signs – good ideas for signs can be found here – draw them...
  • Hostage Freed at L.A. Mexico Consulate

    11/09/2004 12:35:34 PM PST · by crushelits · 3 replies · 296+ views ^ | Nov. 9, 2004 - 3 minutes ago | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man with an unknown message for the media sparked a citywide alert on Tuesday by briefly taking a female clerk hostage at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles before he was shot by police. Police said the Spanish-speaking man entered the consulate around 8:30 a.m., grabbed a female employee, put his arm around her neck and took her out through the building and down to the street. There he was shot and critically wounded by police and the woman escaped shaken but unharmed. Police said there was no evidence of terrorism as a motive but...
  • North Koreans try to enter China consulate, one inside

    09/10/2004 9:19:51 PM PDT · by yonif · 10 replies · 379+ views
    SABC News ^ | September 11, 2004 | Reuters
    Four men, believed to be North Koreans, tried to break into the South Korean consulate in Beijing yesterday under a hail of rubber bullets, but only one got through, an embassy official said today. The other three were detained after a clash with Chinese paramilitary police, during which one asylum seeker injured himself with a small knife he carried, she told Reuters. All the men carried small knives, the source said. "I heard the Chinese security side fired rubber bullets at them. After that, one man tried to hurt himself," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "The...
  • Mexico's President Fox to visit Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota

    06/15/2004 2:56:27 PM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 24 replies · 247+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | June 14, 2004 | Associated Press
    Excerpts: MEXICO CITY -- President Vicente Fox will visit Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota during an upcoming three-day U.S. visit... Fox, who is scheduled to leave [Mexico] early Wednesday, is looking to strengthen his governments ties to the region's leaders, as well as drum up support for Midwest investment in Mexico and stress the need to protect the human rights of Mexicans living and working illegally in the region.SNIP In case any Freepers wish to welcome him, this is my summary of El Jefe's visit (I'm assuming that the article is talking about this week): Wednesday 6/16 Scheduled to land in...
  • Central American and Mexican consulates to aid Calif immigrants

    04/15/2004 11:29:59 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 2 replies · 194+ views
    AP/San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 15, 2004 | Laura Wides
    Consuls from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico say they're uniting forces to improve the quality of life for Hispanic immigrants in California. The consuls announced a plan Wednesday to work with U.S. officials and community groups to provide joint education and legal assistance in areas of health, immigration and labor rights... "The question is not, 'what do the countries gain from uniting?', it's 'what do we stand to lose by not doing it?'" Guatemalan Consul Fernando Castillo said before signing the agreement in Los Angeles' Olvera Plaza, where the city was founded by Spanish settlers more...
  • Threat Closes U.S. Consulate in Greece

    02/13/2004 11:57:54 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 168+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Februari 13 2004 | Associated Press
    THESSALONIKI, Greece - The U.S. consulate in this northern Greek city was closed Friday over security concerns, authorities said. "The consulate is closed because a threat was made," Prodromos Triantafilou, a spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Athens, said but did not elaborate. The measure did not affect the Athens embassy. Police in the northern city searched buildings near the consulate and said nothing suspicious had been found. Security at American and British sites was stepped up in Greece in the wake of terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey last November which killed dozens of people.
  • Japanese woman fleeing North Korea enters Japanese consulate in northeastern China

    10/29/2003 7:34:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 162+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/21/03 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    <p>A Japanese woman who lived in North Korea has entered a Japanese consulate in China's northeast after smuggling herself out of the Stalinist state, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.</p> <p>Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said Japanese officials informed China of the incident, but didn't say when the woman entered the consulate in the city of Shenyang or give other details about her.</p>
  • Border Patrol arrests family near Mexican Consulate; complaint filed

    08/02/2003 8:52:07 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies · 556+ views
    signonsandiego ^ | August 2, 2003 | el Sanchez and Sandra Dibble
    Jan Bejar, a San Diego immigration lawyer, said immigration agents who aren't posted at checkpoints or the border need probable cause before they detain someone. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that "roving patrols" need specific evidence that someone is illegal, which can't be that the person looks Hispanic, doesn't speak English or refuses to make eye contact, Bejar said. Agents would have probable cause if someone ran from them or tried to evade them in some other way. "Hanging out in front of the Mexican consulate isn't enough," Bejar said. Joe Dassaro, president of the local Border Patrol union,...
  • Iraqi Regime Devastates Environment of Marsh Arabs

    07/30/2003 5:09:11 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 12 replies · 764+ views
    Middle East/North Africa | Iraq The southern marshes as they looked in 2000. By May 2001, more than 90 percent of the Al 'Amarah and the Hawr al Hammar marshes were almost completely dry according to the UN Environmental Program. (DOS Photo) 24 April 2002Iraqi Regime Devastates Environment of Marsh Arabs Satellite imagery shows extensive injury to wetland ecosystemBy Jim Fuller Washington File Science Writer Washington &#8212; The marshlands of southern Iraq are a unique part of the world. The region, lying between the lower reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, is where the ancient Sumerians, it is...
  • Germany: Protesters attack Iranian consulate in Hamburg

    06/17/2003 9:47:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 271+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | June 17 2003 | DDP
    Hamburg: Angry demonstrators attacked the Iranian consulate in Hamburg on Tuesday [17 June]. According to a police spokesman, several protesters threw stones at the windows of the diplomatic mission. In addition, demonstrators climbed over the fence in front of the consulate and several of them reportedly entered the building. The police could not give a figure [for the number of protesters] for the time being. It was also unclear whether the consulate was possibly occupied by the protesters. The police arrived with numerous units.