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  • Prisoners' Escape Foiled By Light pole

    01/30/2009 11:13:11 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 2 replies · 398+ views
    you tube ^ | 29-Jan-09 | moiseshperini1
    It was less than a Great Escape. Two New Zealand prisoners who were handcuffed together as they fled a courthouse foiled their own getaway when they ran to opposite sides of a light pole
  • FLDS teen disputes mom's book

    01/27/2009 7:08:42 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 192 replies · 2,221+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 27, 2009 | Brooke Adams
    Yearning For Zion Ranch, Texas » Betty Jane Jessop's favorite phrase: "Good grief!" That's what Betty utters as she reads the new epilogue in her mother's best-selling book, Escape . In those pages, Carolyn Jessop describes her daughter's return to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, calling her brainwashed. "It just makes me want to laugh," said Betty, 19, shaking her head. Besides Carolyn herself, the character in Escape that most intrigues readers is Betty -- the second of Carolyn's eight children with FLDS bishop Merril Jessop. Why, they ask, did Betty return to the sect...
  • Escape to Dubai

    11/20/2008 4:16:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,361+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | Daniel B. Smith
    For junior capitalists fleeing the financial meltdown, is the highly leveraged, hotly speculative Middle Eastern insta-metropolis the last, best place on Earth—or a mirage?Business is booming right now! I mean, the place has what, double-digit GDP growth? Like, that’s crazy!” Brooke Butler tucks her silken hair behind her ears, flashes a wide smile, and digs into her dumplings. It’s Pan-Asian night at Entre Nous, the restaurant on the ground floor of Novotel Dubai, and Butler, a 24-year-old Texan with an exuberant demeanor and a slim volleyball player’s build, is taking a pause from a long day schmoozing real-estate executives. She...
  • Tiger attack victims file suit in federal court

    11/13/2008 7:04:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 43 replies · 915+ views
    SFGate ^ | November 13, 2008 | John Coté
    (11-12) 13:42 PST San Francisco - -- Two San Jose brothers who survived a Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo have filed a long-expected lawsuit against the city, zoo and others, claiming slander and civil rights violations in the aftermath of an incident that drew international attention. [snip]
  • ESCAPE FROM GEORGIA: Ocean Springs woman gathers prayers for son (Mississippi)

    08/13/2008 4:15:48 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | August 13, 2008 | By KAREN NELSON
    Melanie Allen has been "scared to death" this week knowing her son was scheduled to begin a risky escape from the country of Georgia, where Russian troops are poised for further invasion. Lee Allen, 34, and his Georgian wife, Tiko, were to have become part of a caravan fleeing the war-torn country. It may be days before Melanie Allen learns if the couple made it out safely. She was at her Ocean Springs home Tuesday night with friends who are supporting her. -----snip On Monday, four days into the fighting as Russia seized several towns and a military base deep...
  • Kenyan police say Al Qaeda's Fazul escapes raid

    08/03/2008 1:57:01 PM PDT · by Dog · 14 replies · 310+ views
    reuters.com ^ | 3 Aug 2008
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - One of Africa's most wanted al Qaeda operatives, sought for his role in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, has narrowly escaped capture in Kenya, police said on Sunday. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, high on Washington's list of terrorist suspects, left a home in the Indian Ocean resort of Malindi late on Saturday just minutes before officers crashed through the door, police said. "We sealed off the whole area and had sea and land patrols but unfortunately, Fazul got leakage of the intended raid and escaped," said one senior detective who asked not to...
  • Refugees shot fleeing North Korea(by border guards with Dragunov sniper rifles)

    06/29/2008 8:46:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 3,128+ views
    Times of London ^ | 06/29/08 | Michael Sheridan
    Refugees shot fleeing North Korea Michael Sheridan in Hunchun, China North Korean guards, newly armed with Russian Dragunov sniper rifles, have shot dead refugees attempting to ford the river that divides their hungry homeland from China, according to human rights campaigners. On the Chinese shore alone, two bodies, marked by several bullet holes, were found by a local activist, said Tim Peters, an American pastor who runs a Christian group supporting the fugitives. The shootings indicate a coordinated change in tactics by North Korea and China to deter refugees from crossing. They want to stamp out bribery among border guards...
  • The Freedom Trampoline

    Bo (woof) In Commentary: I consider myself an above average escape artist. I’ve dug out beneath a fence, eaten the slats off of a fence and run through a fence but I’ve never flown over one. I thought you need to be a bird to do that. Well, Harvey the Bull Terrier has just proven me wrong. (One moment Harvey, a three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was alone in the garden, the next he disappeared. “He couldn’t get over the fence on his own and must have used the trampoline to...
  • Hundreds escape in Afghan prison attack

    06/13/2008 12:49:09 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 128+ views
    msnbc ^ | 6/13/2008 | staff
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Nearly all of an estimated 1,150 prisoners, including some 400 Taliban inmates, fled a prison in Kandahar on Friday after Taliban insurgents blew open the main gate, officials said.
  • My Life in a Polygamist Compound

    04/18/2008 8:38:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 558 replies · 607+ views
    Slate ^ | 04/16/08 | Torie Bosch
    When Texas authorities seized 416 children in a raid on a compound of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Americans quickly learned that the religious group encourages polygamy and the marriage of young girls to older men. Escape, a memoir published last fall, offers a more detailed portrait of life with the FLDS. In the book, Carolyn Jessop, a sixth-generation polygamist describes her life as the fourth wife of Merril Jessop, who ran the recently raided Texas compound. Carolyn left Merril in 2003, before he moved to Texas, but her memoir sheds light on the man and...
  • North Korea publicly executes 15 starving refugees fleeing to China in desperate search for food

    03/05/2008 4:33:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 279+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/06/08
    North Korea publicly executes 15 starving refugees fleeing to China in desperate search for foodLast updated at 00:05am on 6th March 2008 North Korea has publicly executed 15 starving people, mostly women, for illegally entering neighbouring China in search of food, an aid group said yesterday. The 13 women and two men were shot on a bridge in the north-eastern town of Onseong as local residents watched. It was the second mass execution to be reported this week. The group of 15 were sentenced to death for illegally crossing the border into China or for helping others to do so, to...
  • N. Korea: Three High-ranking Security Officers Escaped to China; the Authorities on Alert

    03/03/2008 1:55:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 175+ views
    FNK ^ | 03/03/08 | Kim Dae-sung
    /begin my translation Three High-ranking Security Officers Escaped to China; N. Korean Authorities on Alert [2008-03-03] [N. Korean authorities gave an order of shoot-on-sight, and dispatched liquidation squad to China] In late February, three high-ranking officers of N. Korea's State Security Department escaped all at once, putting N. Korean authorities under great strain. On Feb. 27, Mr. Hwang(lieutenant colonel,) a section chief at Overseas Counterintelligence Directorate(2nd Directorate) of State Security Department, Mr. Oh(colonel,) and Mr. Park(lieutenant colonel) had escaped from N. Korea, according to the information conveyed on Mar. 2 by our local correspondent in China. According to him,...
  • Bus driver suspended after child climbs out back window

    02/08/2008 8:02:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 105+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/8/8 | Don Jacobs
    A Knox County school bus driver was suspended pending a probe into how a 9-year-old boy this morning escaped from a bus by climbing out a window. Police were alerted at 8:48 a.m. that a child had climbed out a bus window and fled while the vehicle was stopped on Lay Avenue in East Knoxville to pick up other students. Bus 103 has a capacity of 20 passengers and serves Ridgedale School, said Knox County Schools spokesman Russ Oaks. Ridgedale School is located along Ridgedale Road just off Oak Ridge Highway. The school serves grades pre K-12 as an alternative...
  • A Narrow Escape from Continuous Bump on Chinese frozen expressway

    02/02/2008 3:58:16 PM PST · by badguy2200 · 58+ views
    www.tianya.cn ^ | 2nd,Feb | colorwolf
    John McCain says he does not listen to Rush Limbaugh and does not expect his endorsement. But here is McCain's quote of the day that probably won't endear him to many conservatives: "I don't listen to him [Rush] very much. There's a certain trace of masochism in my family, but not that deep."
  • N. Korea: Another Lim Kok-jong age comes (folks abandoning civilization)

    01/22/2008 8:52:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 134+ views
    FNK ^ | 01/22/08 | Kim Yong-chol
    /begin my translation Another Lim Kok-jong age might come [2008-01-22 ] [There are 16 settlements in the mountains of Onsung where people fled from N. Korean authorities] N. Korean society is going to extremes. People are saying, "It is like Chosun Dynasty a few centuries ago. We could have another Lim Kok-jong (translator's note: Lim Kok-jong is a Robin-Hood-like figure in 16th century." In N. Korea, it is not new to hear people saying, "If your father is a party official, you will be a party official, if your father is a farmer in a collective farm, you will...
  • Executive hailed in China as he flees UK (the case of heroic copycat)

    01/11/2008 11:30:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 225+ views
    FT ^ | 01/11/08 | Jamil Anderlini
    Executive hailed in China as he flees UK By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Published: January 11 2008 02:50 | Last updated: January 11 2008 02:50 A Chinese executive who was due to appear on Thursday in a British court for possible extradition to the US is being hailed as a hero by Beijing’s state media and on the internet after he skipped bail and fled home to the southern province of Hunan. The City of Westminster magistrates’ court said it had issued a warrant for the arrest of Yuan Hongwei, chairman of Chinese glue-maker MagPow Adhesive Industries, and seized his...
  • Inmate Sues Jail, Blames It For His Escapes

    01/06/2008 5:21:25 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 232+ views
    Denver Channel ^ | January 4, 2008 | Staff
    DENVER -- An inmate who twice escaped from the Pueblo County jail filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, alleging that guards abused him and didn't do enough to stop him from breaking out. Scott Anthony Gomez, Jr. alleges that guards have sprayed him with pepper spray, shot him with a stun gun, and beaten and kicked him without provocation. He also claims that employees of the Pueblo County sheriff's department got other inmates to assault him. The suit in U.S. District Court in Denver was filed against Pueblo County, former sheriff Dan Corsentino, current sheriff Kirk Taylor, six guards and their...
  • POLICE STATE, GERMANY Parents race to escape before court takes kids

    01/05/2008 6:48:51 AM PST · by kindred · 54 replies · 90+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 5, 2008 | unknown
    A homeschooling family is trying to arrange an escape from Germany before authorities can complete a court action that would give the state custody of their five children, according to a pro-family advocacy organization. The case involves Klaus and Evelyn Landahl, who have been living in Altensteig with their five children under the age of 13, including four who are school age, according to officials at Netzwerk-Bildungsfreiheit. And this case is just one of two where the parents are arranging to move out of Germany in order to provide what they consider the best schooling opportunities for their children, according...
  • Inmate found 35 years after escape (Convicted of murdering her husband in 1970)

    10/16/2007 8:47:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 54 replies · 1,722+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | October 16, 2007
    Inmate found 35 years after escape 19 minutes ago   PULASKI, Tenn. - A convicted murderer who escaped from an Indiana prison 35 years ago was found living quietly in a small Tennessee town, authorities said Tuesday. Linda Darby, 64, was arrested Friday in Pulaski, a small city near the Alabama border where she was going by the name Linda Joe McElroy. Giles County Sheriff Kyle Helton said he was acquainted with Darby and thought she had been living in Pulaski for at least 30 years."As far as I know she never had any criminal history after she came...
  • US airbase bomb plotter on run in UK

    09/30/2007 4:45:44 AM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 192+ views
    times online ^ | September 30, 2007 | David Leppard
    A KEY suspect in the alleged plot to mount an attack in Germany on the scale of 9/11 is on the run in Britain, German security officials disclosed yesterday. Scotland Yard counterterrorism detectives are hunting the man, who escaped from Germany after a plot to explode bombs at Frankfurt airport and a US airbase. The collective power of the bombs would have exceeded those in Madrid and London in 2004 and 2005. The plot was foiled on September 4 when three men were arrested at a rented holiday apartment near the central German town of Kassel. Police recovered chemicals and...
  • FARC woman steals plane to desert

    09/29/2007 1:16:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 99+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, September 29, 2007 | unattributed
    An armed female member of Colombia's Farc rebel group hijacked a small plane to escape her "tortuous life" with the guerrillas, police have said... Carrying a rifle, machete, knife and 150 bullets, she forced the pilot to fly her to the city of Villavicencio. Upon arrival she surrendered her gun and said she wished to desert Farc. Colonel Pablo Gomez, head of police in the state of Meta, where the plane landed, told reporters her plan was clear... Police said the hijacker would not be charged with a crime and would be admitted to the government's rebel rehabilitation programme. Amnesty...
  • AZ: 2 inmates escape Ariz. prison, 1 caught

    09/17/2007 12:57:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 63+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/17/07 | AP
    FLORENCE, Ariz. - Two convicted murderers escaped from prison Monday by climbing ladders and hoisting themselves over two fences, authorities said. One was quickly captured and the other remained at large. The inmates were working on a cleaning crew at the Florence Correctional Center when they attacked a guard and tied him down, according to a release from the Corrections Corporation of America, which operates the prison in Florence, about 50 miles southeast of Phoenix. Detective Walt Hunter of the Florence Police Department said the inmates took ladders, climbed on the prison roof and scaled two fences. Television footage showed...
  • Last One Out of Detroit, Turn off the Lights

    09/07/2007 9:40:05 AM PDT · by KYGrandma · 193 replies · 4,317+ views
    We have packed up our house and movedto Kentucky. Has anyone else been able to sell and get out? We lost about 30 grand but it is sold. We close on Monday. Guess I will have to change my tag line!
  • The Great Escape tunnels greater than thought

    09/10/2007 8:44:36 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 38 replies · 5,417+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/10/2007 | Gary Cleland
    The Great Escape tunnels greater than thought By Gary Cleland Last Updated: 1:54am BST 10/09/2007 The discovery of dozens of underground tunnels has uncovered the extraordinary risks that Allied prisoners took bidding for freedom from the Nazi prison camp that inspired The Great Escape. Far from just the three tunnels - Tom, Dick and Harry - made famous in the classic film, archeologists at Stalag Luft III in Zagan, Poland, have found more than 100 attempted escape routes. Tunnel plans - click to enlarge The discovery is powerful evidence that Allied prisoners, led on the big screen by Richard Attenborough...
  • Seven Iraqis Escape Makeshift Prison, 11 Terrorists Detained (Good Guys Escape! Bad Guys Captured)

    08/26/2007 10:44:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 451+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2007 – Seven Iraqi citizens found their way to a coalition patrol base near Khan Ban Sa’ad, Iraq, yesterday after escaping a makeshift prison, military officials reported. The alleged captors were linked to an earlier operation yesterday when attack helicopters patrolling the area observed three individuals moving in a tactical formation through a ditch. Coalition forces positively identified the individuals as hostile enemy forces and fired on their position, killing all three. The escapees identified the remains of the three individuals as their captors and led coalition ground forces to the makeshift prison, officials said. Inside the...
  • State to pay $350,000 to family of woman who escaped patrol car

    08/24/2007 6:56:46 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 10 replies · 867+ views
    The Columbia Dispatch ^ | August 22, 2007 | Staff
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The state has agreed to pay $350,000 to the estate of a woman pulled over for suspected drunken driving then killed along the Ohio Turnpike after she escaped from a trooper's vehicle.
  • Crocodile falls 12 floors in escape bid (Khenar, this is his 3rd attempt to escape)

    08/08/2007 11:24:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 394+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/8/07 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A crocodile survived a fall from the 12th floor of a block of flats in Russia after making an escape bid through a window, emergency services said on Wednesday. Diving out of the window has become a habit for the crocodile, called Khenar, with concerned neighbours saying it was the third time he had used that method to flee, Moskovsky Komsomolets daily reported. The crocodile lost one tooth in the latest fall but was otherwise unscathed, said a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry in the Nizhny Novgorod region of central Russia. "It seems the owner was not...
  • I escaped North Korea After Famine, Violence

    08/04/2007 7:47:28 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 817+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-5-2007 | Sergey Soukhorukov
    I escaped North Korea after famine, violence By Sergey Soukhorukov in Dandong, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:04am BST 05/08/2007 Like most of her fellow "massage girls" at her brothel in the Chinese city of Dandong, Ban Yong Mee has a smile that is purely for business. On the days it becomes difficult to maintain, she need only remember why she fled here from neighbouring North Korea. "Most of us had absolutely nothing to eat," she said, recalling the famines in the communist state that killed an estimated 300,000 people between 1995 and 1998. "We went to the hills to look...
  • They Risk Electrocution To Escape Zimbabwe

    07/21/2007 7:37:35 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 829+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-21-2007 | Stephen Bevan
    They risk electrocution to escape Zimbabwe By Stephen Bevan in Musina, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 11:56pm BST 21/07/2007 Like the thousands of others who trekked across the border this month, Kudakwashe Vandira brought nothing but the clothes he was wearing and the vague hope of a better life. A man struggles beneath a barbed wire fence, one of three border barriers meant to stop illegal crossings from Zimbabwe to South Africa What little spare cash he had saved up had been stolen by the guma guma - the gangsters who prey on desperate Zimbabweans as they try to flee illegally...
  • Downed U.S. Pilots in Daring Hostile Fire Escape

    07/03/2007 8:13:53 PM PDT · by kc8ukw · 4 replies · 282+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2007 | Luis Martinez
    In a dramatic rescue worthy of any action movie, two Army helicopter pilots shot down south of Baghdad Monday evaded capture by their attackers and then flew to safety, one of them strapped to the side of an Apache helicopter not designed to take additional passengers.
  • The Weekend YouTube Musical Video thread

    04/20/2007 10:54:37 PM PDT · by RunningWolf · 37 replies · 742+ views
    12:52 AM CST | Self
    I hope you like some of my YouTube Music videos, please add more!
  • "Brave" Muslim Makes 'burka escape'

    02/20/2007 8:21:28 AM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies · 725+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | February 20, 2007 | Andrew Jaffee
    Michael Moore calls Muslim terrorists "Minutemen" ("The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win."). But Islamists are cowards who kill innocent civilians, and then run away and hide, disguising themselves as women: Why should we believe Moore, whose "rage against the machine" includes investing in stocks like Halliburton? Here's more proof of Islamist "bravery:" CCTV images of one of the 21 July bomb suspects apparently fleeing London in a Muslim veil have been shown in...
  • Interview with Escaped N. Korean Border Guards: We would have been Killed, so had to Escape

    02/13/2007 7:33:03 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 02/13/07
    /begin my translation [Interview with Escaped N. Korean Border Guards] "We would have been Killed, so had to Escape" Asahi TV's on-site interview with the guards... "99% of guards are into smuggling." [2007-02-13 19:02] Asahi TV of Japan reported on Feb. 12 that they scored an interview with two recently escaped N. Korean border guards in an undisclosed Chinese city near Sino-N. Korean border. The Daily NK first broke the story on Feb. 4 that approximately one platoon-full of border guards from Hoiryong District escaped to China, and (N. Korean) tracking squads are dispatched to capture them. After our...
  • Middle Classes Escape From Chavez Socialism

    02/10/2007 8:53:42 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-11-2007 | Jose Orozco
    Middle classes escape from Chavez socialism By Jose Orozco in Caracas, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:31am GMT 11/02/2007 Middle-class Venezuelans are queuing to leave the country amid fears that its president, Hugo Chavez, is laying the ground for a dictatorship. Hugo Chavez said that he intended to nationalise the telecommunications and electricity industries Opponents of his "20th century socialism" are so desperate to escape that they have resorted to learning new languages and tracking down long lost European relatives in the hope of securing a visa. At the US Embassy, visa enquiries have almost doubled in recent weeks, from 400...
  • N. Korea: Additional Tracking Squads Dispatched to China to Get Border Guards

    02/09/2007 5:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 492+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 02/09/07 | Kim Yong-hoon
    /begin my translation N. Korea: Additional Tracking Squads Dispatched to China to Get Border Guards A source on N. Korea, "Arrests are taking time, and they fear that some guards could escape to a third country." [2007-02-09 17:42 ] N. Korean authorities are dispatching additional tracking squads to capture about 20 (N. Korean) border guards who escaped to China to avoid arrest by joint inspection team from Central Party, it has been learned. A source on N. Korea matters informed us on Feb. 8 that they spotted 20 people at custom's office at Sambong, Onsung County, and they appeared...
  • N. Korea: A Platoon of Border Guards Escape (search squads dispatched to China)

    02/06/2007 10:34:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 991+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 02/04/07 | Han Young-jin & Kim Young-jin
    /begin my translation N. Korea: A Platoon of Border Guards Escape (search squads dispatched to China) [a source from inside N. Korea] 20 guards from Hoiryong area...'shoot-on-sight' authorized [2007-02-04 18:26 ] According to a source inside N. Korea on Feb. 4, a platoon of border guards in Hoiryong area escaped to China recently to avoid arrest by inspection gruppa(note: group; team) from Central Party which are inspecting Sino-N. Korean border area, and N. Korean tracking squads are dispatched into China to capture them. Lee Jung-sam(alias,) a Hoiryong resident who has inside knowledge on (N. Korean) border guards, said in the...
  • N. Korea: 120 Prisoners Escaped from a Gulag (Real life Stalag-17)

    02/05/2007 9:03:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,414+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 02/05/07 | Kim Young-jin, Shin Ju-hyun
    /begin my excerpt N. Korea: 120 Prisoners Escaped from a Gulag [sourced from 3 informants inside N. Korea] from 'Camp No. 16' at Hwasung, N. Korea..."very unusual development" 02/05/07 120 prisoners escaped en masse from 'Camp No. 16' at Hwasung, N. Hamkyong Province, which is a labor camp for political prisoners. This is an extraordinary event which prompted N. Korean authorities to mobilize State Security Dept., Public Security Ministry (police), and military to hunt down escapes, according to multiple sources inside N. Korea. Inside sources from Chongjin, N. Hamkyong Province, revealed on Feb. 1 and Feb. 5, "On Dec. 20...
  • Afghan Warlord Says He Helped Bin Laden Escape Tora Bora

    01/12/2007 9:13:58 PM PST · by do the dhue · 29 replies · 1,157+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, January 11, 2007 | Associated Press
    Afghan Warlord Says He Helped Bin Laden Escape Tora Bora Thursday, January 11, 2007 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Afghan insurgent leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said in a television interview broadcast Thursday that his fighters helped Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden escape intense U.S. bombing in the Tora Bora mountains in 2001. Hekmatyar, a former Afghan prime minister and leader of the Hezb-e-Islami militant group, told Pakistan's private Geo TV network that when the United States began its assault on the rugged Afghan mountains five years ago, some of his fighters moved bin Laden, his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri and other associates to...
  • Lucky escape for driver in 30 metre drop

    11/22/2006 10:26:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 180+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/21/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - A 72-year-old man escaped with minor injuries when he drove his car over a 30 metre (100 foot) cliff before landing on the beach below, police said. Terry Flynn was doubly lucky because his stepson, Andy Baldwin, was driving past when he saw the car veer across fields towards the drop and called the emergency services. But Baldwin only realised who the driver of the car was when he rang Flynn's mobile phone later and was told to call a hospital accident and emergency department. The incident took place on Monday, on the Isle of Wight, just...
  • Saddam Escapes (Humorous Almost Breaking News)

    11/06/2006 4:22:27 AM PST · by Sarajevo · 32 replies · 1,688+ views
    b3ta stuff.com ^ | unk | hnmldesign
  • Liberal Gates of Hell - Airports and their CNNs

    09/25/2006 8:31:55 PM PDT · by kokonut · 7 replies · 572+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | September 25, 2006 | MM
    CNN's Eye of Sauron. CNN Airport Network is available in 42 of the busiest U.S. airports and is seen in more than 1,880+ gates and other viewing areas.
  • Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize - By Mansoor Ijaz

    09/24/2006 5:35:03 PM PDT · by The Finman · 61 replies · 2,837+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | December 2001 | Mansoor Ijaz
    Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize Sudan offered up the terrorist and data on his network. The then-president and his advisors didn't respond.By MANSOOR IJAZ President Clinton and his national security team ignored several opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden and his terrorist associates, including one as late as last year. I know because I negotiated more than one of the opportunities. From 1996 to 1998, I opened unofficial channels between Sudan and the Clinton administration. I met with officials in both countries, including Clinton, U.S. National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger and Sudan's president and...
  • 'I Thought Only Of Escape. I felt Like A Poor Chicken In A Hen House'

    09/06/2006 7:41:33 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 952+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | Kate Connolly
    'I thought only of escape. I felt like a poor chicken in a hen house' By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 07/09/2006) Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian teenager who was held in captivity beneath a garage for eight years, said yesterday she had thought "only of escape" during her imprisonment and dreamed of cutting off her kidnapper's head with an axe. Austrians watch the TV interview on a big screen in a café in Vienna Speaking to the media for the first time since her ordeal ended with her escape two weeks' ago, Miss Kampusch appeared self-confident, witty, articulate and strong-willed....
  • Venezuela's Walesa?

    08/16/2006 11:52:57 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 900+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 16 August 2006 | Editorial Staff
    Latin America: Donald Rumsfeld once observed that Venezuelans had a way of fixing political problems on their own, with no need of U.S. intervention. The dramatic prison break of a union boss may be the first sign. Carlos Ortega's escape Sunday from a Venezuelan maximum security military prison must have sent a shiver through the tyrannical leftist regime of President Hugo Chavez. The tough union boss had crossed Chavez before and was serving a 16-year sentence for leading a vast oil-worker strike in 2002-03. Like Lech Walesa of Poland, Ortega called for independent union leadership at Venezuela's state oil company...
  • Brown professor tells of rocky escape from Lebanon

    07/18/2006 8:52:21 PM PDT · by Shermy · 36 replies · 917+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | July 19, 2006
    The base rate for a family escape from Lebanon was supposed to be $600, including the bribes at the Syrian border. But for Melani Cammett, a Brown University professor trapped in Beirut as the bombs fell over the weekend, the price was $1,350. Desperate to leave the war-torn country with her 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, Cammett wasn’t in a position to negotiate. The 36-year-old political science professor – who was researching the extremist group Hezbollah as part of a book about post-war Lebanon –had been in Lebanon with her family since May. She had been interviewing Hezbollah officials the...
  • Castro's Overseas Doctors Fleeing Venezuela

    07/15/2006 4:13:34 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 45 replies · 3,032+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Editorial Staff
    Latin America: As rumors fly about Fidel Castro's demise, truths about his regime's failures slip out. His vaunted overseas "free" medical program for the poor, once a propaganda coup, is falling apart. In Bolivia, at least 30 Cuban doctors out of 719 defected to freedom, according to Bolivian media. In Venezuela, 4,000 Cuban doctors out of 15,000 also fled the country, Union Radio reported. These Cuban doctors were at the forefront of Castro's last-ditch effort to rejuvenate his communist dictatorship. Castro cooked up the Venezuelan "Barrio Adentro" plan just three years ago with Hugo Chavez to obscure his record of...
  • Newark inmate escapes under truck

    06/16/2006 1:25:07 PM PDT · by bluerose1980 · 9 replies · 784+ views
    Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ) blasted the Department of Corrections for not immediately informing Newark residents that Carlos Moore, an inmate from Northern State Prison, escaped the facility on Thursday.
  • China: 'Tank Man', the Tiananmen Hero...Alive in Taiwan(All Hail to Tank Man!)

    06/03/2006 11:38:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 94 replies · 15,225+ views
    Yonhap News (via daum.net) ^ | 06/04/06 | Chung Joon-ho
    /begin my translation'Tank Man,' the Tiananmen Hero...Alive in Taiwan     (Hong Kong= Yonhap News) Chung Joon-ho reporting = The  whereabout of the man who blocked tank (column) during Tiananmen Democracy Protest in 1989 and had become the symbol of the democracy movement has been finally uncovered. His name is Wang Weilin . Ming-bao of Hong Kong reported on June 4th that Wang escaped to Taiwan fleeing from Chinese authorities' dragnet at the time, and is currently an adviser (on ceramic artifacts and antiques to) Taiwan's National Palace Museum in southern Taiwan. On June 5, 1989, Wang stood in front of (a column of)  4 tanks entering Tiananmen...
  • US 'allowed Zarqawi to escape' (The CIA goes after Bush again)

    04/30/2006 3:25:24 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 52 replies · 1,628+ views
    The Age ^ | May 1 2006 | Chris Evans
    The United States deliberately passed up repeated opportunities to kill the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Jordanian-born terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, before the March 2003 US-led invasion of that country. The claim, by former US spy Mike Scheuer, was made in an interview to be shown on ABC TV's Four Corners tonight. Mr Scheuer was a CIA agent for 22 years - six of them as head of the agency's Osama bin Laden unit - until he resigned in 2004. Mr Scheuer claims that a July 2002 plan to destroy the camp lapsed because "it was more important not to...
  • Cab owner details abduction in S.D., escape in Tijuana

    04/16/2006 8:34:16 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 623+ views
    http://www.signonsandiego.com ^ | 4 14 06 | Anna Cearley
    José Luis Cano was back at work driving his taxicab this week after surviving a kidnapping that started in San Diego and ended when he escaped the same day from a Tijuana house where he was being held. “It's difficult to describe how I feel,” he said. “I felt powerless, I felt fearful, and when I was in the house I focused on observing and listening to everything so I could get away.” Two men were arrested after Cano escaped and reported the crime to Mexican authorities. It's been a particularly busy week for kidnapping investigators on both sides of...