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  • On the run, Pakistan militants find new haven

    04/21/2010 2:57:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 240+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/21/10 | Chris Brummitt - ap
    ISLAMABAD – They were never routed, no matter what Pakistan claimed. Instead, the Taliban and al-Qaida fighters have merely relocated. They're still near the Afghan border. Months after Pakistani troops chased them from South Waziristan, these militants have established a new base farther north under the protection of an insurgent leader who has cut past deals with the Pakistani army, according to residents, militants and reports from Associated Press correspondents who visited recently. The fighters — including Arabs, Chechens and Uzbeks — roam through markets, frequent restaurants and watch jihadi movies or surf the Web at Internet cafes, their weapons...
  • Creating a safe space for young Muslims (MN...Where Else??)

    08/31/2009 4:15:40 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 1,083+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 8/31/09 | Allie Shah
    A plan to create what could become the first recreation center in the country designed to comply with Muslim religious beliefs is gaining steam in the Twin Cities. The proposal for a $48 million Muslim Youth and Recreation Center comes from Somali Youth Action of Minnesota, a new nonprofit organization working to reduce youth violence. Early sketches of the project reveal separate swimming pools for men and women, separate exercise rooms, an indoor soccer field and a large multi-purpose room for weddings and other events. The group hasn't purchased land for the proposed center and is just starting to form...
  • Obama administration backs Congress tax haven crackdown

    03/03/2009 10:15:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 648+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/09 | Kevin Drawbaugh and Corbett Daly
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday endorsed legislation to crack down on offshore tax havens, raising the stakes in a showdown between the United States and bank-secrecy nations such as Switzerland. The endorsement came from U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at a congressional hearing where he was asked about the wide-ranging tax haven bills unveiled on Monday in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • Father drops off 9 kids under safe haven law

    09/25/2008 6:49:46 AM PDT · by dware · 38 replies · 2,523+ views
    Nebraska.tv ^ | 9/25/08 | AP
    Father drops off 9 kids under safe haven law Associated Press - September 25, 2008 8:45 AM ET OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A hospital spokeswoman say nine children left at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha by their father under the state's safe haven law were turned over to child protection services. The spokeswoman says the children were left at the emergency room Wednesday night. She had no other details.
  • Refugees Find Safe Haven in Afghanistan With Governor’s Help

    08/22/2008 4:33:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 137+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Neil Myers, USN
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2008 – Recent fighting between the Taliban and Pakistani forces in Pakistan’s Bajwar Agency has forced thousands of families – many of whom fled to Pakistan after the 1979 Soviet invasion – to cross the border into Afghanistan. Many arrived in Konar province seeking assistance from the local government. Gov. Sayed Wahidi, Konar's provincial governor, distributes humanitarian assistance to refugees from the Bajawar Agency, Pakistan, at the Shigal District Center in Afghanistan’s Konar province. Wahidi assigned a special committee to increase the emergency assistance available to refugees, many of whom are temporarily settled in...
  • Balkan Caves, Gorges Were Pre-Neanderthal Haven

    06/27/2008 2:45:44 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 217+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-27-2008 | Ljilja Cvekic
    Balkan caves, gorges were pre-Neanderthal haven Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:25am EDT By Ljilja Cvekic BELGRADE (Reuters Life!) - A fragment of a human jaw found in Serbia and believed to be up to 250,000 years old is helping anthropologists piece together the story of prehistoric human migration from Africa to Europe. "This is the earliest evidence we have of humans in the area," Canada's Winnipeg University anthropology professor Mirjana Roksandic told Reuters. The fragment of a lower jaw, complete with three teeth, was discovered in a small cave in the Sicevo gorge in south Serbia. "It is a pre-Neanderthal...
  • Once haven for insurgents, rural Iraqi town recovers

    10/23/2007 6:12:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 63+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Stephen M. DeBoard
    Children mass in the doorway of their Zaidon, Iraq, classroom Oct. 22 after receiving school supplies from Iraqi Police and Marines from Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6. The supply run served the dual purpose of both helping schoolchildren by providing much-needed pens, pencils and bookbags, in addition to introducing the city's new mayor, Iraqi Police Lt. Col. Ishmael, to the people. “The relationship between us and the IPs is absolutely critical. Lt. Col. Ishamel established the IPs, and they have made it possible for the kids to come back to school after four...
  • Bush: Al Qaeda Cannot Gain Safe Haven in Iraq

    05/02/2007 5:41:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2007 – The decision America faces in Iraq is not whether to take sides in a sectarian civil war, but whether to continue the fight against al Qaeda, the organization that attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, and is now threatening stability in Iraq and the entire Middle East, President Bush said here today. “I fully recognize what happens in Iraq matters here at home,” Bush said at a meeting of the Associated General Contractors of America. “The recent attacks are not the revenge killings that some have called a civil war; they are...
  • Aircraft Attack Al Qaeda Haven, Ike Moves off Somalia

    01/09/2007 4:48:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 681+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2007 – A U.S. Air Force AC-130 gunship attack in Somalia on Jan. 7 targeted senior terrorist leaders, a senior Pentagon official confirmed today. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters the attack targeted "what we believe to be principal al Qaeda leadership" operating in the southern part of Somalia. Whitman declined to discuss damage assessments or the effectiveness of the strike, or future operations in the area. The U.S. 5th Fleet moved the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower into the waters off Somalia in an effort to capture al Qaeda terrorists attempting to flee the...
  • Iraqi Army, Coalition Forces Continue To Clear Safe Haven

    01/07/2007 5:27:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 371+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2007 – During ongoing operations south of Balad Ruz, Iraq, soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army, with support from coalition forces, continue to target specific terrorist cells that use the area as a safe haven. The current operations began Jan. 4, with a combined air and ground assault into the outskirts of Turki village. Iraqi army and coalition force soldiers established mobile and stationary positions along possible escape routes to isolate the area and facilitate searching the area for weapon supplies, bomb-making material and terrorists. "The terrorists believe we will not attack them in...
  • A New Terrorist Haven: The frightening advance of Islamists in Somalia

    10/21/2006 6:12:11 PM PDT · by forty_years · 9 replies · 525+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | 10/21/2006 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio
    WHEN FIGHTERS from the radical Islamic Courts Union (ICU) seized Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, in early June, the Western world briefly noticed. Analysts and talking heads were concerned that the country could become a terrorist haven. Then the media largely lost interest, though the situation remains dire. The ICU is on the verge of winning an even bigger strategic victory, and its links to international terrorism have become impossible to deny. After Mogadishu fell, Somalia's beleaguered transitional government holed up in the south-central city of Baidoa and watched as the ICU won a rapid series of strategic gains. It took...
  • Wanted Tyrant Of Liberia Vanishes From Nigerian Haven (Charles Taylor)

    03/28/2006 6:44:03 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 486+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-29-2006 | Davis Blair
    Wanted tyrant of Liberia vanishes from Nigerian haven By David Blair, Africa Correspondent and Katharine Houreld in Lagos (Filed: 29/03/2006) The Nigerian government was accused of allowing Charles Taylor, Africa's most notorious fallen tyrant, to escape justice after he vanished from his grace-and-favour residence yesterday. Taylor, 58, the former Liberian dictator, had been living in the city of Calabar despite being the subject of an Interpol arrest warrant and an indictment on 17 counts of war crimes. Charles Taylor took refuge in Nigeria when he was deposed The Baptist lay preacher, who devastated Liberia and led a brutal rebel army...
  • Safe Haven For Abandoned Babies: Causing More Harm Than Good? (New term - "neonaticide")

    03/09/2006 3:53:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,948+ views
    Columbia University ^ | April 2004 | Jesse Hyde
    Safe Haven For Abandoned Babies: Causing More Harm Than Good?By Jesse Hyde April 2004 Tim Jaccard looked at the dead baby curled in the toilet bowl and cursed God. The Nassau County paramedic was supposed to be on his way home to comfort his stepdaughter. She had called him at work, crying because she could not get pregnant. Minutes after he hung up, the call came to respond to the women's restroom in the lobby of the First District Court in Hempstead, Long Island. "My daughter can't get pregnant and somebody throws their baby away," he remembered thinking in the...
  • Envoy: Somalia Could Become Terror Haven

    11/09/2005 5:58:59 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 455+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-10-2005 | Edith Lederer
    Envoy: Somalia Could Become Terror Haven Thursday November 10, 2005 1:16 AM By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Somalia could become a terrorist haven because it is a failed state where the number of extremist groups is growing, the top U.N. envoy for the country warned Wednesday. Francois Lonseny Fall said he told a closed meeting of the U.N. Security Council that ``extremist groups were growing not only in Mogadishu (the capital) but in the rest of the territory'' and were sometimes carrying out assassinations. ``This is a real threat not only for Somalia but...
  • General Charges Venezuela Harbors Al Qaeda

    10/04/2005 6:58:31 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 17 replies · 793+ views
    VCrisis.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 03.10.05 | Venezuelan army general Nestor Gonzalez Gonzalez and former director of Venezuela's political police (DISIP) Johan Peña had made a series of allegations and accusations against Hugo Chavez regarding the harboring of wanted Al Qaeda terrorist Mustafa Nasar, Uranium development in Venezuela and support and state protection to Colombian narcoterrorists amongst other things. Johan Peña gives a chilling account (video in Spanish here) on the whereabouts of Nasar and how he enjoys the protection of Carlos Lanz, former terrorist-kidnapper cum boss of Venezuela's aluminum conglomerate Alcasa. General Gonzalez Gonzalez on the other hand shows, with the help of...
  • Canada not seen as terrorist haven

    08/31/2005 4:25:58 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 287+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Monday, August 29, 2005 | Dean Beeby
    OTTAWA -- Contrary to claims by U.S. politicians and media commentators, Americans don't regard Canada as a safe haven for terrorists, a new federal study suggests. Some Canadians, however, erroneously believe that the 9/11, 2001 terrorists entered the United States through Canada. "While there was very limited awareness of what Canada has been doing on the national security front, participants did not share the same views as some American media . . . that Canada is a 'safe haven for terrorists,' " says a report based partly on focus groups in Washington, D.C. "In fact, for the most part, views...
  • "Email me" returned terrorist invites Canadians

    02/26/2005 8:18:18 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 8 replies · 517+ views
    CFP ^ | February 26, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    When Zaynab Khadr slipped quietly into Toronto on February 17, officials seized her pictures, papers, laptop and cellphone. What they couldn’t seize was whatever the 25-year-old daughter of the Prime Minister Jean Chretien-rescued Ahmed Said Khadr carries about in her head. The late Ahmed Said Khadr, officially identified as Canada’s highest-ranking member of Al Qaeda, was set free from a Pakistani prison, when Prime Minister Jean Chretien intervened on his behalf. During a 1996 state visit to Pakistan, Chretien "aggressively sought guarantees" from the country’s then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto that Khadr would receive due process and fair treatment. When...
  • Venezuela's Chavez at a crossroads: Will he blink or charge ahead?

    01/22/2005 10:57:30 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 633+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 23, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    ... Zeta's Editor Rafael Poleo says that Chavez’ main problem ... may be that he has so many crises burning simultaneously, that he has no time to worry about ... running the state. Poleo is right and he is wrong. He is right because even if Chavez is really the night owl that he is supposed ... it will be hard for him to juggle all ... he is trying to handle today. He has conflicts about land interventions, company confiscations, the image of hero Danilo Anderson being destroyed, and now the Granda affair. But Poleo is also wrong because...
  • Breaking News: Colombian-supplied tape reveals up to 100 FARC guerrillas at event in Caracas

    01/22/2005 3:14:44 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 385+ views
    A dialogue between two important members of the FARC (Colombian revolutionary Armed Forces), appears to be among the evidence submitted by the Colombian authorities to the Venezuelan Government according to Colombia’s Radio Caracol. Here is the translation of the only written report I have seen on the issue, which suggests that more than one hundred members of the FARC guerillas were in Caracas in early December for the II People’s Bolivarian Congress, financed and organized by the Chavez Government.. I had talked to two reporters who had mentioned this to me, but said they could not talk about it and...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com'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!
  • KERRY'S (clinton's*) ENDGAME

    09/29/2004 12:14:30 PM PDT · by Mia T · 7 replies · 1,100+ views
    John Kerry | 9.29.04 | Mia T
    KERRY'S (clinton's*) ENDGAME WHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA   *either, one for the price of two, I say by Mia T, 9.28.04 (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) "Iraq is now what it was not before the war--a haven for terrorists.  George Bush made Saddam Hussein the priority.  I would have made Osama bin Laden the priority." John KerryTemple University September 24, 2004   "Iraq... [is] increasingly a magnet for terrorists from all over the world." Susan RiceKerry campaign Senior Advisor for National Security Affairs Rice replaced Sandy 'dox in sox' Berger(scandal-ridden clintonites both) "Well,...
  • Iran dismisses US claims it gave al-Qaeda safe haven

    07/18/2004 10:23:30 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 22 replies · 455+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | July 19, 2004 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    IRAN admitted yesterday that some al-Qaeda operatives behind the 11 September attacks may have passed through the country from Afghanistan - but dismissed as "fabrications" reports from the United States that Tehran may have facilitated the 2001 attacks. "It’s normal that five or six people may have crossed the border within a couple of months without our knowledge ... Our borders are long and it’s not possible to fully control them," Hamid Reza Asefi, a foreign ministry spokesman, told reporters. Mr Asefi was responding to an 11 September Commission report - expected on Thursday - that says Iran may have...
  • Al-Qaeda Leadership in Iran

    09/30/2003 6:03:10 PM PDT · by Blindboy16 · 5 replies · 523+ views
    Worldthreats.com ^ | September 29, 2003 | Ryan Mauro
    With major battles occurring in Afghanistan and a new Al-Qaeda effort in Iraq, one has to wonder how the operations are led, by whom, and from where. Most of all, is why. We know that most of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda leadership is hiding in eastern Afghanistan, sometimes crossing into western Pakistan—known as “friendly territory” by the terrorists. Pakistani intelligence, the ISI is largely sympathetic to their cause. While focus remains on this border, few often question how come they are often able to pass through Iran’s section of Baluchistan. The new attacks by Al-Qaeda and their allies are the...
  • Canada - Terrorist Haven

    04/02/2003 6:33:02 PM PST · by pttttt · 19 replies · 288+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 9, 2002 | Stephen Brown
    Canada - Terrorist Haven By Stephen Brown FrontPageMagazine.com | December 9, 2002 Bali is closer than we think. The Washington Times reported last week that anti-terror agencies are concerned about the presence of Hezbollah in Canada. America's northern neighbor, they believe, is a "stronghold" for the Islamic terrorist group that is responsible for more than 300 American deaths, including the 1983 attack on the Marine barracks in Beirut. Unbelievably, Hezbollah is not banned in Canada. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien refuses to proscribe this murderous organization because it does social work among Lebanon's poor and has representatives...
  • Tax haven (or Tax Heaven - Nevada?)

    01/31/2003 10:46:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 476+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/31/03 | Dale Kasler
    <p>Bob Goff, who moved to Nevada seven years ago, may soon be joined by more Californians who want to escape higher taxes.</p> <p>INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. -- Bob Goff made the switch to Nevada seven years ago, leaving behind Silicon Valley for semiretirement in a land of tranquility and natural beauty.</p>
  • Congress Targets Tax Havens (Republicans Betray Their Principles - again)

    07/31/2002 7:38:31 PM PDT · by Action-America · 78 replies · 575+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2002 | Juliet Eilperin and Jonathan Weisman
    <p>With major corporate responsibility legislation passed, elected officials are turning to a new target -- business tax evaders -- in a scramble to convince voters they are cracking down on corporate wrongdoing.</p> <p>Senate hearings today will touch on the topic, but House members got a head start last week. First, they overwhelmingly approved a corporate responsibility bill drafted largely by Senate Democrats. Then, while debating a less-noticed provision in the president's homeland security proposal, 110 Republican members defied their party's leaders to confront another brand of questionable corporate behavior: companies locating overseas to escape U.S. taxes.</p>