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  • Iraq: Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout

    03/28/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 3/27/08 | Steven Emerson
    Before he was alleged to have become a spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government. Newsletters collected by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, some published now for the first time, show Al-Hanooti photographed with dignitaries ranging from First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and Vice President Al Gore along with significant members of Congress. That may explain why Iraqi intelligence agents had confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses him of...
  • Obama File 53 Why Did Obama Appoint A Socialist To His "Transition Team"?

    11/27/2008 9:14:26 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 16 replies · 636+ views
    New Zeal ^ | 11/27/08 | Trevor Loudon
    Obama file 52 here According to the Washington Post, potential appointees to president elect Obama's new administration are being scrutinised like never before. Now, as President-elect Barack Obama assembles his administration, an army of lawyers volunteering on his transition team are vetting his potential picks with unprecedented scrutiny of their personal, financial and professional backgrounds. Obama is conducting the vetting process much the way he managed his campaign: methodically, thoroughly and on a prodigious scale. He did not wait until he won the election to vet his favored picks. Soon after he clinched the Democratic nomination, lawyers quietly prepared...
  • Two Good Obama Articles - Calling AIPAC and Malcolm Hoenlein

    10/10/2008 10:01:15 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 1 replies · 236+ views
    APRPEH ^ | 11 Tishrai 5769/10 October 2008 | APRPEH
    This is a commentary on two articles about Obama, one from Mere Rhetoric and another from the WSJmore
  • US: Saddam paid for lawmakers' Iraq trip

    03/26/2008 3:07:47 PM PDT · by bad company · 154 replies · 6,238+ views
    WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors say Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed a trip to Iraq for three U.S. lawmakers during the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion. An indictment in Detroit accuses Muthanna Al-Hanooti of arranging for three members of Congress to travel to Iraq in October 2002 at the behest of Saddam's regime. Prosecutors say Iraqi intelligence officials paid for the trip through an intermediary. In exchange, Al-Hanooti allegedly received 2 million barrels of Iraqi oil. The lawmakers are not mentioned but the dates correspond to a trip by Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, David Bonior of Michigan and...
  • Charities For Terror (Debbie Schlussel Looks At Detroit Area Islamofascist Front Alert)

    09/19/2006 6:42:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 30 replies · 1,178+ views
    New York Post ^ | 09/19/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    FBI agents yesterday raided the suburban Detroit headquarters of LIFE for Relief and Development (LRD), the largest Islamic charity in the country. I first wrote about the group for The Post in 2003. Back then, FBI Director Robert Mueller was set to give an award to Imad Hamad, who heads the Midwest chapter of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). But, after my Post article pointed out that Hamad was a subject in over a dozen terrorism-related investigations, the FBI revoked the award. One of those investigations concerned Hamad's close ties to LRD. Both the FBI and the then-U.S. Customs...
  • BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI!

    09/18/2006 11:35:20 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 281 replies · 18,254+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 9/18/06 | Debbie Schlussel
    September 18, 2006 BREAKING: Largest U.S. Islamic Charity Raided by FBI Printer Friendly By Debbie Schlussel I've been writing about LIFE for Relief and Development for years, and I think my columns (especially this one), have finally made a difference. Ditto for my complaints about LIFE to Assistant U.S. Attorney for counterterrorism, Ken Chadwell. Less than half an hour ago, the FBI began raiding LIFE and hauling out documents. Well, it's about time. LIFE--the largest Islamic charity still open for business in America--openly admitted on its 1995-'97 taxes to be a major funder of HAMAS. Headquartered in the Orthodox Jewish...
  • Saddam's Cash

    04/26/2003 7:50:57 AM PDT · by Angel · 73 replies · 2,733+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SCATTERED AMONG the loose papers and bound files unearthed last week at the Iraqi Foreign Ministry in Baghdad was "letter no. 140/4/5," labeled "Confidential and Personal" and addressed to "The President's Office--Secretariat." The letter concerns George Galloway, a pro-Saddam member of the British Parliament, who founded a charity known as the Mariam Appeal, ostensibly to aid Iraqi children suffering under U.N. sanctions. The missive, from the Iraqi Intelligence Service, is a request that money be funneled directly to Galloway. It reads in part: His projects and future plans for the benefit of [Iraq] need financial support to become a motive...
  • Left-Wing Monster: Pol Pot

    08/08/2005 6:30:33 PM PDT · by Cecily · 9 replies · 931+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 8, 2005 | John Perazzo
    Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge, the Communist Party that ruled Cambodia from 1976-1979. "Khmer Rouge" (or Khmer Reds) was the French rendering of the organization’s official name: the "Communist Party of Cambodia," later the "Party of Democratic Kampuchea" and also the "Communist Party of Kampuchea," or CPK. (Kampuchea is the local name for Cambodia.) Pol Pot was born Saloth Sar in what is now the province of Kompong Thong, Cambodia in 1925. He came from a prosperous farming family that in 1931 moved to the capital, Phnom Penh, where the young Pol Pot learned some of...
  • McDermott, Bonior And Thompson: Did The Democrats and Their Media Allies Make A Deal with Hussein?

    07/16/2003 10:00:30 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 46 replies · 409+ views
    WND,FR, other media sources ^ | July 16, 2003 | my squash
    In September of 2002, Jim McDermott (D-WA), David Bonior (D-MI) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) traveled to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein. Before they left for Baghdad, Jim McDermott made the following public statement: "the President of the United States will lie to the American people in order to get us into this war." After McDermott returned, he continued to make similar statements. While the 3 Democrats were in Baghdad, did they make representations to Saddam Hussein that their fellow Democrats and the Democrats' friends in the mainstream liberal media were willing to commit seditious acts to buttress Hussein's increasingly...
  • Democrats who took radical islamic & terrorist campaign $$$ (McKinney, Kennedy, Bonior & more)

    08/16/2002 10:51:53 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 71 replies · 8,824+ views
    FEC reports at opensecrets.com, various news reports
    CYNTHIA McKINNEYPOSITION: Democrat Congresswoman from GeorgiaDONOR: Abdurahman Alamoudi AMMOUNT: $2000 on September 11, 2001 DETAILS: Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Foundation, is a well known radical mohammedan activist known for publicly praising terrorist organizations. He worked closely as an informal advisor and affiliate of several Clinton administration officials (source). At an October 2000 rally in Washington, D.C. Alamoudi spoke to a radical islamic crowd announcing ""I have been labeled by the media in New York as being a supporter of Hamas. Any supporters of Hamas here? (cheers) Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas ... I...
  • Terrorist PAC: Abdurahman Alamoudi and Sami al-Arian's plot to gain political power

    11/21/2003 3:46:34 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 380+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 | By J. Michael Waller
    Terrorist PACBy J. Michael WallerInsight Magazine | November 21, 2003 On September 11, 2001, as people around the world opened their hearts and their checkbooks to victims of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, a prominent Muslim activist laid out $3,000 of his own. But he didn't have the victims in mind. He used the occasion to help re-elect one of his favorite federal lawmakers: a feisty left-winger who kept the FBI in her political crosshairs. According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records, Abdurahman Alamoudi wrote two checks that day totaling $3,000 to the campaign committee of...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/24/2004 6:41:38 PM PST · by DTA · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 2004-02-23 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Insight on the News - National Issue: 03/02/04 Special Report Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects By Kenneth R. Timmerman The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both parties by generously contributing to their election campaigns, from California libertarian Rep....
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • Director of Website Celebrating Suicide Bombing is Democratic Donor

    08/30/2003 1:27:29 PM PDT · by nwrep · 30 replies · 614+ views
    You may remember the Chicago-based Islamic website Soundvision.com which hosted messages celebrating and applauding the suicide bombing in Israel last week, such as these highlighted by Daniel Pipes: ************************************************************************** SoundVision.com Visitors Applaud Jerusalem Suicide Bombing. The murder of 18 bus-riding Israelis by a militant Islamic terrorist on August 19 met with the expected joy in the Palestinian and Lebanese street ("Several hundred young men poured into the streets of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon on Tuesday and handed out sweets to celebrate a suicide bomb attack on a Jerusalem bus," reads one account). More noteworthy is the public, English-language...
  • Democrat hampered FBI terror probe in Detroit

    03/12/2003 11:15:33 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 316+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, March 13, 2003
    WASHINGTON -- A former Democratic congressman years ago hampered FBI efforts to investigate terrorist suspects in his Arab-dominated district in Detroit, which is now a hotbed for al-Qaida sympathizers and cells, former FBI officials say. Former Rep. David Bonior, D-Mich., led a campaign on Capitol Hill to pressure the FBI to back off an intelligence-gathering operation in Detroit aimed at deterring terrorism during the last Gulf war. Former Rep. David Bonior and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., in Baghdad Under the short-lived counter-terrorism program, started by then-Assistant FBI Director William Baker in 1990, FBI agents tried to cultivate Arab sources and...
  • Seattle Congressman Heading To Iraq (Huge Barf)

    09/24/2002 7:11:09 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 21 replies · 268+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | September 24, 2002 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    SEATTLE - Two Congressmen say they are going to Iraq to determine the damage caused by the Gulf War and 10 years of sanctions. Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and Rep. David Bonior (D-Mich.) say they oppose nuclear war and the production and use of chemical weapons, and support the disarmament of Iraq. But McDermott says they must be a way to accomplish reasonable goals without the unprecedented step of a preemptive strike by the United States. "I think disarmament can be achieved without going to war and without house-to-house combat," the Seattle congressman told a news conference at his Capitol...
  • Group Draws Criticism for Bad Ads

    08/30/2002 2:40:10 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 288+ views
    AP ^ | August 30, 2002
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Washington-based group that raises money for pro-choice, female Democratic candidates is being criticized for targeting Democratic men in recent primary elections by resorting to negative ads and personal accusations. EMILY's List President Ellen Malcolm says the criticism is a sign that a double standard exists for groups supporting women instead of men.``Everyone picks their favorite and we do that, just like the guys do,'' she said.But many of the group's tactics haven't gone over well, even with some EMILY's List supporters.Rep. Maxine Waters of California denounced EMILY's List earlier this month for criticizing Rep. David...
  • POLITICS AS A SPECTATOR SPORT

    08/10/2002 9:46:55 AM PDT · by forest · 4 replies · 173+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #282 ^ | 8-11-02 | Doug Fiedor
    Michigan held its primary elections last week and it was great fun to watch. In the governor's race, the Democrats put up Larry, Moe and Curly. Curly won. One of the Democratic candidates for governor was former governor James Blanchard, who did a lousy job as governor last time and then couldn't find a job. Clinton felt sorry for him and made him ambassador to Canada. But, Blanchard wanted more out of life and so took a position as a lobbyist. He only received a dismal 24% of the Democratic vote this time around. Another funny candidate was the far-left...
  • Granholm wins Democratic nod, to face Posthumus in November (in Michigan governor's race)

    08/06/2002 5:33:51 PM PDT · by GeneD · 11 replies · 395+ views
    The Detroit Free Press ^ | 8/6/02 | Kathleen Gray and Chris Christoff
    <p>Jennifer Granholm wrapped up the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, according to exit polling.</p> <p>Propelled by voters who decided months ago to support her and never changed their mind, Granholm led her two opponents by a large margin, the Detroit Free Press/WXYZ exit poll showed.</p>