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  • Arab Money and the Purchase of a President

    12/30/2012 8:12:10 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 9 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | December 30, 2012 | John A. Shaw
    In the run-up to the 2012 election, a story surfaced about an Iraqi billionaire who managed to buy access to Washington policy makers while funding a Chicago Pay-to-Play scheme that helped produce a Governor, a U.S. Senator, and, ultimately, a President of the United States. The story was eight years in the making, yet despite the extent of his political influence, this Iraqi’s name remains widely unknown. He wants it that way. In fact, he has spent millions of dollars to hinder the reporting of his activities by the news media. The lack of attention paid to him, however, is...
  • Mali names new prime minister after 'quasi-coup'

    12/12/2012 12:58:52 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/12/2012 | Charlène Pelé
    Mali’s interim president has named longtime public servant Django Cissoko as the country’s new prime minister, hours after the former prime minister was arrested and forced to resign by the soldiers who staged the March coup. Mali’s interim president Diouncounda Traore has appointed Django Cissoko, a former Secretary General of the West African nation’s presidency, as prime minister, Mali state television said on Tuesday. Cissoko will replace Cheick Modibo Diarra, who was forced to resign earlier in the day after he was arrested by soldiers who staged a coup in the Sahel nation in March. The presidential decree read on...
  • CIA accused of Eritrea 'coup plot' (DISPUTE YOU NEVER HEARD OF ALERT)

    10/21/2002 10:50:47 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 382+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 21, 2002 | Alex Last
    The Eritrean Government has reacted furiously to criticism from the US State Department. The US State Department called on the Eritrean Government to release two local employees of the US embassy in Eritrea who have been in detention since last year; Ali Alamin and Kiflom Gebremichael. It also urged the Eritrean Government to grant them an open and fair trail and "respect fundamental human rights." The Eritrean Foreign Ministry released a statement which said it totally rejected the state department's position, and called on it to refrain from unwarranted intervention. But the statement also contains some surprises, with the government...
  • JUSTICE FOR LORI BERENSON

    12/02/2004 11:08:19 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 534+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/03/04
    For months, Lori Berenson, New York's most notorious revolutionary tourist, has had her fingers crossed, counting on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to overturn her 20-year sentence for terrorist activities in Peru. The Lima government also clearly expected a ruling in Berenson's favor — it announced last week that it would defy any order by the Costa Rica-based court that the MIT dropout-turned-sandalista be set free. But guess what? The court has upheld her sentence, imposed after a three-month civilian trial after her first conviction, by a military tribunal, was overturned following pressure from the Clinton administration. The...
  • Lori's folks rip court (Berenson)

    12/06/2004 3:16:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 33 replies · 1,276+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/06/04 | News Staff
    Lori Berenson's parents raged last night against a human rights court ruling that will keep their activist daughter in prison for the next 11 years. Mark and Rhoda Berenson, who live in Gramercy Park, said the ruling marked "a tragic day for human rights in the Western Hemisphere and in the world." They faulted the Costa Rica-based Inter-American Human Rights Court's decision to uphold a Peruvian court ruling that declared their activist daughter a Marxist terrorist who conspired in 1995 to overturn the Peruvian government. Berenson was originally tried by a tribunal of hooded judges. It was later found she...
  • Court refuses to reconsider Berenson case

    08/09/2005 10:02:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 587+ views
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights Tuesday refused a request by American Lori Berenson to review its ruling that upheld her 20-year sentence in Peru for terrorism. In a decision issued in November, the Costa Rica-based court - the legal arm of the Organization of American States - rejected Berenson's arguments that Peru violated her rights in a 2001 civilian retrial. It was Berenson's last formal avenue of appeal. The former New York City resident has denied any wrongdoing and maintains she is a political prisoner whose concern for social justice was distorted by...
  • Lori Berenson to be freed after 15 years in Peruvian prisons

    05/25/2010 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 1,635+ views
    cnn.com ^ | May 25, 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    Lima, Peru -- Lori Berenson, a U.S. citizen jailed in Peru since 1995 for helping leftist rebels, has been granted conditional release, a judge announced Tuesday. Berenson has served nearly 15 years of a 20-year sentence for aiding Peruvian rebels in a 1995 plot to overthrow Peru's congress. Judge Jessica Leon Yarango made the announcement in a televised court hearing after Berenson's lawyer made the request, but did not specify when she would be released. Berenson, 40, who last year gave birth in prison to a son, Salvador, has long maintained her innocence. Her original sentence of life in prison...
  • Turkey suspends generals linked to alleged coup plot

    11/25/2010 5:31:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/25/2010
    Turkey has suspended two generals and an admiral linked to an alleged plot to stage a military coup, according to reports. The three were named in the investigation of an alleged plan to oust the government led by the Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), newspapers said, adding it was the first time the government had suspended serving officers. The trial of around 200 members of the military implicated in the 2003 plot is expected to start December 16. Conspirators are accused of planning attacks on mosques and to provoke tension with neighbour Greece, hoping to trigger instability and setting...
  • Chavez Plotting Overthrow of Guatemalan President

    07/10/2009 3:27:42 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 25 replies · 1,705+ views
    ElEheraldo ^ | 10 July 2009 | ElHeraldo
    03:13pm Guatemala. El presidente venezolano aseguró hoy que está en marcha un plan para derrocar a su colega guatemalteco Alvaro Colom, que los adversarios de ese gobernante estarían en la búsqueda de militares dispuestos a hacerlo. English translation: Guatemala. The Venezuelan president said today that a plan is underway to overthrow the Guatemalan colleague Alvaro Colom, the opponents of this ruling would be in search of soldiers ready to do so.
  • AFP - Comoros: Foreign troops land on the island of Mohéli (Leaflets say U.S. Army response to 9/11)

    12/18/2001 7:58:10 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 57 replies · 614+ views
    AFP via Babelfish ^ | Wednesday December 19, 2001 - 4h43 GMT
    The Comoros: foreign troops unload on the island of Mohéli MORONI, 19 déc (AFP) - foreign troops unloaded Wednesday morning on the island comorienne of Mohéli, and took control of the army, the gendarmerie and the police force, according to testimonys' on the spot, of which that of a former minister, contacted on the telephone. The attackers launched leaflets affirming that they were "the army of the United States" and that their intervention was related to the fight against terrorism, according to inhabitants' of the capital, Fomboni, of which the former minister Mohamed Hassanari. Military formation, of almost a ...
  • 35 Iraqi officials arrested over coup plot: report

    12/17/2008 10:33:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies · 899+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2008 | Joanne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 35 Iraqi officials have been arrested at the interior ministry, some accused of planning a coup, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing senior security officials in Baghdad. The arrests over the past three days were carried out by an elite counterterrorism force that reports directly to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the report said. Senior security officials said there was significant evidence tying those arrested to Al Awda, a group accused of working to reconstitute the Baath Party of late Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein, the Times reported. The newspaper cited a high-ranking interior ministry official...
  • 35 Iraq Officials Held in Raids on Key Ministry

    12/17/2008 8:56:15 PM PST · by james500 · 7 replies · 714+ views
    NYTimes via Drudge ^ | DEC 17 2008 | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and TARIQ MAHER
    Up to 35 officials in the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior ranking as high as general have been arrested over the past three days with some of them accused of quietly working to reconstitute Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party, according to senior security officials in Baghdad. The arrests, confirmed by officials from the Ministries of the Interior and National Security as well as the prime minister’s office, included four generals, one of whom, Gen. Ahmed Abu Raqeef, is the ministry’s director of internal affairs. The officials also said that the arrests had come at the hand of an elite counterterrorism force...
  • Iraqi Official Warns Against Coup Attempt

    07/28/2006 8:46:14 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 633+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 29, 2006 | Joshua Partlow and Saad Sarhan
    A Shiite Muslim political leader said Friday that rumors were circulating of an impending coup attempt against the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and warned that "we will not allow it." A new government would mean "canceling the constitution, canceling the results of the elections and going back to square one . . . and we will not accept that," he said. Amiri is also a top official in the Badr Organization, the armed wing of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, which is the leading member of a coalition of Shiite political parties governing...
  • Military Officers Attempted a Coup in Iraq

    08/06/2006 11:10:15 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 2,377+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 7 2006 | ELI LAKE
    The government of Iraq is secretly holding a Baathist cabal of military officers it claims attempted a coup against Prime Minister al-Maliki. The plotters were rounded up July 5 with the help of American military authorities after the Iraqi government's security warning center sent word to Mr. Maliki, who was in Kuwait on his first official visit as head of state, two highly placed Iraqi sources said. The prime minister quickly canceled a scheduled trip to Amman, Jordan, and returned to Baghdad to attend to the matter. At the time, Mr. Maliki's staff told reporters that the prime minister was...
  • Killer Got U.N. Oil "Reward"

    02/03/2005 2:42:18 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 358+ views
    defenddemocracy ^ | April 19, 2004 | Niles Lathem
    In a sinister oil-for-murder plot, Saddam Hussein used the scandal-plagued U.N. oil-for-food program to set up the assassination of a prominent Iraqi exile politician, the slain man's family has charged. A mysterious George Tarkhaynan appears on an Iraqi Oil Ministry list, published by a Baghdad newspaper, of 270 politicians and businessmen who received sweetheart oil deals under the U.N. humanitarian program. Safia al-Souhail, a leading political figure in post-Saddam Iraq, told The Post she has evidence that Tarkhaynan is a former Beirut shirtmaker and once-trusted family friend who helped Iraq assassinate her father, anti-Saddam dissident Sheik Taleb al-Souhail al-Tamimi, in...
  • The Agency Rides Again - Angleton on Chalabi (Back to the Ouija Board)

    05/24/2004 1:05:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 839+ views
    Nattional Review Online ^ | May 24 , 2004 | Michael Ledeen
    The Agency Rides Again - Angleton on Chalabi Michael Ledeen/NRO Like everyone else, I've been reading the stories about my friend Ahmad Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress, and the accusations that he's an Iranian spy. I don't believe it, but before launching a tirade against the misnamed Central Intelligence Agency I thought I'd better check with the greatest unliving expert on intelligence, the late James Jesus Angleton. He was the longtime chief of CIA counterintelligence, and knew everything there was to know about spying, so I dusted off the ouija board and got him on the second try. JJA:...
  • (Mark) Thatcher fined over 'coup plot'

    01/13/2005 5:27:39 AM PST · by kipita · 33 replies · 652+ views
    BBC ^ | 13 January 2005
    Sir Mark Thatcher has pleaded guilty in South Africa over his part in an alleged coup plot in Equatorial Guinea. The son of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was fined three million rand (£265,000) and received a four-year suspended jail sentence. Sir Mark, who denies any knowledge of the plot, agreed a plea bargain with prosecutors. He admitted breaking anti-mercenary legislation in South Africa by agreeing to finance a helicopter. It has been reported the businessman said he did not know the helicopter's alleged purpose - that it was to be used in the coup attempt, instead believing it...
  • Margaret Thatcher's son arrested over coup plot

    08/25/2004 3:04:55 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 23 replies · 1,707+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 25, 2004 | Staff
    South African police arrested Mark Thatcher, the son of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, early Wednesday on allegations he was involved in a plot to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea, police said.Police spokesman Sipho Ngwema said Thatcher was arrested at his Cape Town home and is expected to be charged with violation of the foreign military assistance act. "We have evidence, credible evidence, and information that he was involved in the attempted coup," said Ngwema. "We refuse that South Africa be a springboard for coups in Africa and elsewhere." Eight South Africans, six Armenians and four Equato-Guineans are...
  • Mark Thatcher (son of Margaret) held in coup probe

    Mark Thatcher held in coup probe Aug 25 2004 Mark Thatcher has been arrested by South African police over allegations he was involved in a planned coup in Equatorial Guinea, according to media reports in South Africa. The son of former prime minister Baroness Thatcher was arrested at his Cape Town home by detectives according to the South African Press Association. He was expected to appear in court. Police spokesman Makahosini Nkosi said: "We are investigating charges of contravening the Regulation of Foreign Military Assistance Act. This is in relation to the possible funding and logistical assistance in relation to...