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  • Obama administration vs. Hicks & Nordstrom on terror militia's benevolence & nobility

    05/30/2013 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/30/2013
    In September of 2012, the Obama administration praised a Libyan-based terror militia for [spontaneously] volunteering its assistance when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. officials were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi. Eric Nordstrom - the State Department's former regional security officer in Libya - testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing earlier this month that the aforementioned militia - which was tasked by the Libyan government to guard the U.S. consulate in Benghazi - issued threats, in July of 2012, against former U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and Senator John McCain. Gregory Hicks,...
  • Director of film about Obama’s war on whistleblowers weighs in on AP phone records

    05/14/2013 5:20:15 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News | The Lookout ^ | 5-14-2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Robert Greenwald was not terribly surprised to hear that the U.S. Department of Justice had secretly obtained two months of telephone records from Associated Press reporters and editors. "It is consistent with a national security state," Greenwald, a documentary filmmaker whose recently-released "War on Whistleblowers" focuses on the White House assault on press freedom, told Yahoo News. "This is a result of a series of policies put in place by this administration. It is systemic. It is not a one-off. It is not an accident. It is an effort to keep whistleblowers silent. And it's unfortunate." In a letter to...
  • Blow-by-Blow: How Obama & Hillary Left Americans to Die

    05/09/2013 4:39:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 67 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 9, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Blow-by-Blow: How Obama & Hillary Left Americans to DiePosted By Arnold Ahlert On May 9, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments Wednesday on Capitol Hill, three impeccable witnesses offered the clearest evidence to date that the Obama administration’s response to Benghazi before, during and after the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, State Department employee Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen A. Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, was a deadly combination of ineptitude, political calculations, and outright lying. Mark Thompson, acting deputy assistant Secretary of State for counterterrorism; Greg...
  • Sen. Graham challenges Joint Chiefs' Chairman on Benghazi testimony

    05/09/2013 4:51:55 PM PDT · by what's up · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2013 | James Rosen
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., issued a sharp and unusual challenge to the truthfulness of the nation’s top uniformed military commander on Thursday, demanding that U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, return to Capitol Hill to provide fresh testimony on the Benghazi attacks. The point of contention involved whether any military officers issued an order to U.S. armed forces personnel on the night of Sept. 11, when the U.S. consulate and a nearby annex came under terrorist attack, to “stand down” from providing assistance. “I asked [Gen. Dempsey] directly,” Graham said in an exclusive interview...
  • Benghazi whistleblower: ‘I’ve been demoted’ for challenging Susan Rice’s claims

    05/09/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT · by SSDecontrol · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/8/2013 | Joel Gerhke
    Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Benghazi, told Congress today that a State Department official began criticizing his job performance, and he was ultimately demoted, after he asked why U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice attributed the Benghazi attack to an anti-Islamic Youtube video. “In hindsight, I think it began after I asked the question about Ambassador Rice’s statement on the TV shows,” Hicks said of the criticism during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the attack today.
  • Diplomat Airs Benghazi Attack Details

    05/09/2013 9:02:26 AM PDT · by topher · 19 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 5-9-2013 | By SIOBHAN HUGHES And ADAM ENTOUS
    WWASHINGTON—A high-ranking American diplomat delivered an emotional reconstruction Wednesday of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, providing the first detailed public account from an American official who was on the ground in Libya. The testimony from Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. official in Libya at the time, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also drew new attention to key questions about the attacks, and how the administration handled the aftermath.
  • Ex-official describes confusion during Benghazi attack

    05/08/2013 4:59:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Auburn Citizen ^ | 5/8/2013 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON | A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday delivered a riveting minute-by-minute account of the chaotic events during the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last September, with a 2 a.m. call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and confusion about the fate of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.In a slow, halting and sometimes emotional voice, Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission who was in Tripoli, described for a House committee how a routine day on Sept. 11, 2012, quickly devolved as insurgents launched two nighttime attacks on the facility in eastern Libya, killing...
  • Democrat Asks Hicks Five Times About Being Told Not to Be Interviewed by Chaffetz

    05/08/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/13 | staff
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) repeatedly asked Gregory Hicks Wednesday to verify his remarks that lawyers at the State Department told him not to be interviewed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) about the Benghazi attacks. At one point, she asked him to distinguish between the terms “isolated” and “personally interviewed.” “That’s the meaning of isolated, not to be personally interviewed,” Hicks replied. SPEIER: You said earlier today the lawyers at state told you not to talk to Mr. Chaffetz when he came. That’s what I wrote down. Would you just verify that’s what you said? HICKS: We were not...
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...
  • Report: US special forces blocked during Benghazi attack, told ‘you don’t have authority to go’

    05/06/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5-6-2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Full title - "Report: Nearby US special forces blocked during Benghazi attack, told ‘you don’t have authority to go’" As the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya raged on for more than seven hours, a team of U.S. special forces in Tripoli was blocked from flying in to attempt a rescue, according to a top American diplomat who was in the region. In previously secret testimony given by Gregory Hicks — the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya — to congressional investigators last month, Hicks revealed two possible...
  • Benghazi Whistleblower: 'My Jaw Hit the Floor' as WH Blamed YouTube

    05/05/2013 8:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 5, 2013 | John Sexton
    In an appearance on Face the Nation this morning, Rep. Darrell Issa revealed several new pieces of information about the Obama administration's controversial description of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, casting doubt that the White House mischaracterized its cause by mere accident. "The talking points were right and then the talking points were wrong," Issa explained in response to a question about reporting at the Weekly Standard. The CIA and Greg Hicks, who took over as Charge d'Affairs in Libya after the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, both knew immediately that it was an attack, not a protest....
  • Mississippi passenger detained, stranded in Hawaii by No-Fly List

    10/17/2012 12:42:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press and www.digitaljournal.com ^ | 10/17/2012 | By Elliott Freeman
    A Mississippi man flying to visit his wife in Japan on Monday was detained during a stop in Hawaii and has been barred from reboarding his flight - or any other flight - because his name came up on the U.S. No-Fly List, leaving him stranded on the island. Gulfport resident Wade Hicks, Jr., boarded a military jet at Travis Air Force Base in San Francisco so he could spend time with his newlywed wife, a U.S. Navy lieutenant stationed in Okinawa, Japan, the Canada Free Press reports.
  • Parents: Don’t Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid

    09/20/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2011 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Kool-Aid. It conjures up contradictory images.  On the one hand, it brings to mind thirsty gulps, drink-stained lips, and happy children.  On the other, it suggests the shadow of the Jonestown massacre, where a cult leader killed his followers, including children, by spiking their sugary drinks with poison.  It tasted good going down but led to inevitable death. These days, too many of our children are drinking spiked Kool-Aid. ] And it’s being served to them by unwitting educators, dysfunctional celebrities, government leaders, and the whole of pop culture. What’s in the Kool-Aid? The sweet flavor of unrestrained sexual pleasure...
  • Is it too late for Rick Perry to get into presidential race? (Make his mark on the forms?)

    06/20/2011 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 20, 2011 | By Peter Grier
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry sounds more like a presidential candidate by the day. This weekend he gave a rousing speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in which he blasted the Obama administration as a bunch of smarty-pants busy-bodies. “They clearly think they know best,” said Governor Perry. “And let me tell you, I vehemently disagree. They don’t know best.” As he kept speaking he was interrupted by audience members chanting “Run Rick, Run!” But here’s a question: Is it too late for Gov. Perry to throw his drawl into the ring? It gets late early when it comes to running...
  • (Former Guantanamo detainee) Hicks to pen book

    01/03/2009 6:07:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies · 370+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 4th January 2009 | Marnie O'Neill
    DAVID Hicks is to cash in on his notoriety with a book deal that could pay a six-figure advance. Terry Hicks, father of the former Guantanamo Bay inmate, said a book was in the pipeline. David Hicks's Adelaide-based lawyer, David McLeod, said he had been inundated with expressions of interest. Literary agents said publishers would pay six figures because public interest in Hicks had not waned since he was released a year ago. ..... Hicks cannot profit from any book sales, but his father can.
  • Guantanamo Bay detainee suicide attempt

    07/16/2003 10:45:37 PM PDT · by Destro · 37 replies · 46+ views
    theage.com.au ^ | Thursday 17 July 2003, 6:05 AM | AP
    Guantanamo Bay suicide attempt Thursday 17 July 2003, 6:05 AM A detainee tried to kill himself again in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where US authorities are preparing for military tribunals to try terror suspects, officials said. The attempt was the 29th since the detention mission was started, said spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Barry Johnson. Most attempts occurred this year, a sign that the indefinite detentions were beginning to take their toll on detainees, who have not been formally charged or allowed to see lawyers. "This was an individual who was receiving treatment for mental illness," Johnson said in a telephone interview from...
  • Tribunal named to try 3 Guantanamo detainees

    06/29/2004 11:57:27 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 19 replies · 331+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2004
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The Pentagon announced today that it has formed a five-member military tribunal to try three terrorism suspects held at this U.S. naval base. The Pentagon's announcement came a day after the Supreme Court issued a ruling that prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay should have access to U.S. civilian courts to appeal their detention -- a decision considered a major blow for President Bush's stance that the United States can jail suspects without judicial review. The trials -- of an Australian, a Sudanese and a Yemeni -- would be the first of any of the...
  • Council nixes daytime Amtrak service

    06/17/2010 10:45:06 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 35 replies · 326+ views
    inMaricopa.com ^ | June 17, 2010 | Michael K. Rich
    Due to a potential conflict with local traffic flows, the Maricopa City Council stopped a resolution supporting daytime Amtrak service dead in its tracks this past Tuesday. "Until we can get Amtrak to move their station west of the tracks or get a commitment to a grade separation, I cannot support this resolution," said Councilman Carl Diedrich. Currently, the Maricopa Amtrak Station sits just east of John Wayne Parkway, and supports stops three days a week at 11:47 p.m. and 12:57 a.m. causing 20-minute plus traffic delays. The changes being proposed by Amtrak would have the trains make daily stops...
  • Beyond Forgiveness

    12/31/2009 7:08:57 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 186+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/31/2009 | Dr. C.E. "Buddy" Hicks
    Dr. C.E. "Buddy" Hicks' new column answers questions about Christ and Christianity, today he deals with this one, "I have done many terrible things to my friends and family. I cannot believe that I have been so stupid and selfish. I recently accepted Christ as my Lord, but I am still dealing with guilt. I want to try and restore my broken relationships, but I don’t know how to do it. Lately I’ve been thinking that I may be beyond forgiveness. Please help me"
  • Reports: Hicks Sports Group stops interest payments

    04/03/2009 8:43:13 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 9 replies · 653+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Apr 03, 2009 | Brendan Case, Reporter
    UPDATE: Tom Hicks tells The Dallas Morning News that he is not yet in default; please see tomorrow's paper for details. I've adjusted the wording throughout this item to reflect that. If anybody has information that contradicts his position, please let me know. Dallas billionaire Tom Hicks' holding company stopped interest payments on $525 million in loans, according to a report today by financial Web site FINalternatives. Hicks Sports Group, which owns the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Stars, failed to make an interest payment on syndicated banks loans earlier this week, according to the report. The Hicks group is...
  • Jonesboro High Dance Team Disbanded After Racy Routine

    01/28/2009 3:03:58 PM PST · by gondramB · 37 replies · 2,784+ views
    WSB TV (Atlanta) ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2009
    JONESBORO, Ga. -- A high school dance team at Jonesboro High School has been disbanded. The move announced Tuesday comes after parents complained about a provocative dance routine that was performed by the 8-member group at a Jan. 13 basketball game. Jacqueline Evans, a school district spokeswoman, said the squad will not be allowed to perform or represent the school for the remainder of the school year. A video showing the dance, titled "The Sluts of Jonesboro," had also been posted on YouTube, but has since been removed from the web site. "The team will not perform for the remainder...
  • Australia - Hicks released from prison (Australian Taliban from Gitmo)

    12/28/2007 3:36:03 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 57+ views
    Confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks has been released from Adelaide's Yatala Prison. Mr Hicks did not stop to speak to reporters, instead he was driven from the facility. His lawyer David McLeod read a statement on his behalf. In it 32-year-old Mr Hicks apologised for not appearing before the media himself, but said that he was not strong enough. He has also agreed not to talk to the media about some matters before the end of next March, as part of his conditions of release from Guantanamo Bay. "It is my intention to honour this agreement as I don't...
  • Australia - Hicks's plane touches down in Adelaide (Australian Taliban out of Guantanamo)

    05/19/2007 6:44:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 572+ views
    Excerpt - A jet transporting the Australian convicted terrorism supporter David Hicks has landed at the RAAF's Edinburgh base in Adelaide. The aircraft landed at a 9:45am ACST (10:15am AEST). It pulled up near the air base terminal building and two people, believed to be Customs officers, boarded the jet. South Australia's elite police group Star Force will transfer Hicks to Yatala Prison in a convoy of vehicles once he has been processed by Customs at the base in Adelaide's north. Hicks will then be put into a solitary confinement cell in Division G, the highest security prison ward in...
  • Clinton Says Her Southern Twang a Virtue

    04/27/2007 11:17:26 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 176 replies · 3,270+ views
    AP ^ | April 27, 2007
    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she sees her sometimes Southern accent as a virtue. "I think America is ready for a multilingual president," Clinton said during a campaign stop at a charter school in Greenville, S.C. The New York senator—who said she's been thinking about critics who've suggested that she tried to put on a fake Southern accent in Selma, Ala.—noted that she's split her life between Arkansas, Illinois and the East Coast. Clinton added a Southern lilt to her voice last week when addressing a civil rights group in New York City headed by the Rev....
  • Hicks as Democrats' candidate (Australian terrorist to run?)

    04/04/2007 1:23:39 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 6 replies · 577+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | April 4, 2007 | Nick Henderson
    THE Australian Democrats today took the extraordinary step of saying they would welcome convicted terrorist David Hicks running for the party as a candidate. Sandra Kanck, the Democrats' leader in South Australia which is Hicks' home state, said she would be happy for him to seek a political career as a Democrat. "I certainly wouldn't rule him out (as a candidate)," she said. Her comments follow her ongoing criticism of the South Australian Government over the confessed supporter of terrorism. She said Hicks should be released on home detention when he recovered from his ordeal at Guantanamo Bay. That prompted...
  • Prosecutor: Hicks Case Good Start for Military Commissions

    03/31/2007 12:03:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 295+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, March 31, 2007 – The military commissions case of Australian detainee David Hicks, which concluded last night with a sentence of nine months imprisonment, was a fair proceeding that established a good basis for future commissions cases, the chief prosecutor for the Defense Department said here yesterday. Hicks, 31, was sentenced according to a plea agreement after pleading guilty to one charge of providing material support for terrorism. The commission recommended a seven-year sentence, which was the maximum allowed under the agreement, but another part of the agreement guaranteed a suspension for any portion...
  • David Hicks (Australian Taliban) appearance 'modelled on Al Gore'

    03/31/2007 10:04:28 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 189+ views
    The Sunday Mail ^ | 3/31/07 | Peter Mitchell
    A NEW life of freedom beckons for confessed terrorist David Hicks, and today he dressed for the part. Instead of a prison uniform, he appeared before a US military commission for sentencing dressed more like a business executive, or someone applying for a job. On Monday, the Adelaide-born father of two made his first public appearance in almost three years in crumpled, Guantanamo Bay-issue prison scrubs. The former kangaroo skinner and chicken processor, who is short in stature at about 160cm tall, appeared before the military commission wearing rubber thongs and with his dark, straggly brown hair dangling at chest...
  • Fatty Hicks betrays supporters (humor)

    03/30/2007 12:03:16 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 104+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 30 2007 | Tim Blair
    DEAR David Hicks/Abu Muslim Australia/Abu Muslim Australii/Abu Muslim Philippines/Mohammed Dawood/Ade Laide Daewoo/Ali Baba Yabba Dabba Doo, We the undersigned wish to register our anger and disgust at your guilty plea before the unlawful kangaroo court convened illegally at the unconstitutional Guantanamo Bay gulag by illicit operatives of unelected US imperialist-in-chief George Warpig Bush. We've worked long and hard to secure your freedom only to have you throw all our effort down the toilet by ... attempting to secure your freedom. The injustice is sickening.
  • Australian Detainee Heads Toward Sentencing in Guantanamo

    03/29/2007 6:32:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 165+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, March 28, 2007 – Australian detainee David Hicks, who entered a guilty plea March 26 to a charge of material support for terrorism, is expected to be sentenced by the end of the week, military officials said. Officials today released information about how the military commission will move forward with sentencing, a process that has not been tried either in the previous round of military commissions last year or under the Military Commissions Act of 2006, established after the Supreme Court struck down the first commissions process as unconstitutional. Before the military commission members...
  • Hicks is guilty: get over it

    03/28/2007 2:24:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 123+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 28 2007 | Piers Akerman
    THE Left likes to take its information pre-digested, with pre-formed opinions offered by wannabe celebrities. Whether its Al Gore's hyperbolic disinformation on global warming or a curtain call of aspiring actresses bleating about maggot-free sheep, the fellow travellers prefer the easy intellectual road. Listening to David Hicks' supporters attempt to justify his guilty plea is a reminder of the shallow nature of those locked into finding causes which serve to amplify their anti-American prejudices. Claiming to seek only justice, they aggressively denigrate those who are actually attempting to see justice applied to advocates of chaos and theocratic tyranny, like their...
  • Hold to account backers of the heavy and guilty Hicks

    03/27/2007 2:07:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 292+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 27 2007 | Tim Blair
    Online journalist Tim Blair, at timblair.net, on how the pro-David crowd now has a lot of egg on their faces THE Sydney Morning Herald's David Marr [on January 13]: "Hicks's condition appears to be deteriorating. He won't speak to Australian consular officials who come to check on him. This year he refused to take his father's Christmas telephone call. He seems still to be talking to his lawyers. A guilty plea would offer the Howard Government a neat exit from this mess in time for the elections. So far, Hicks is holding out." Not any more he ain't. Maybe Howard...
  • Hicks finally faces the consequences

    03/27/2007 2:04:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 467+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 27 2007
    A guilty plea at Guantanamo Bay confirms the obvious DESPITE the attempts of a well-co-ordinated political and media campaign to portray him as an innocent victim of the war on terror, David Hicks's plea of guilty to charges of giving material support to terrorists before a US military commission confirms something that has been obvious for a long time. Namely, that the suburban boy from Adelaide who left his family to join the cause of violent Islamic fundamentalism has not spent the past five years jailed at Guantanamo Bay because of a youthful misadventure, but rather because he committed some...
  • Hicks is no hero

    03/02/2007 2:18:32 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 417+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 02 2007
    THE politically correct orthodoxy relating to terrorism suspect David Hicks - finally charged yesterday in the US with providing material support to terrorists - is that the 31-year-old Australian has had a rough deal. Held without trial at Guantanamo Bay for five years after he was was picked up by the US military in Afghanistan, Hicks has become something of a cause celebre for civil rights activists, constitutional experts and anti-war campaigners. It should be acknowledged a large proportion of Australians – probably a majority – think Hicks has been denied his basic rights. To most people's thinking, being held...
  • Hicks drops Islamic faith

    02/28/2007 7:21:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 918+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 2/28/07 | Mark Dunn
    DAVID Hicks has renounced Islam, his American military lawyer confirmed yesterday.Major Michael Mori declined to say why Hicks was no longer a Muslim, saying it was a personal issue for the suspected terrorist. Hicks adopted the name Dawood when he converted to Islam in Adelaide in the late 1990s. He was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 and has spent five years in the high-security US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. A former Guantanamo inmate has claimed Hicks was denounced by Muslim prisoners for his change of faith.
  • Hicks was al-Qa'ida's golden boy: inmate

    02/23/2007 9:11:54 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 526+ views
    The Australian ^ | Februari 23 2007 | Patrick Walters
    DAVID Hicks was al-Qa'ida's "24-carat Golden Boy" and was willing to undertake suicide missions, including crashing a plane into a building, a former Guantanamo Bay inmate has claimed. In a 148-page document written for US government terrorism investigators, British former inmate Feroz Abbasi wrote that Hicks wanted to "go back to Australia and rob and kill Jews". Abbasi's account also made the claim that Hicks wanted to crash a plane into a building and details the Australian terror suspect's behaviour in al-Qai'da training camps in Afghanistan. The claims made by Abbasi, who was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2005 and...
  • Hicks on toilet paper rations [Jihad Whiner Alert]

    02/15/2007 6:14:36 PM PST · by Enchante · 20 replies · 528+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 02/15/07 | Telegraph Staff
    DAVID Hicks has been on toilet paper "rations" because some Guantanamo Bay detainees - but not the Australian terror suspect - have been using it to cause flooding. Prime Minister John Howard is preparing to question United States vice-president Dick Cheney over the time it has taken to try David Hicks amid the new revelations. Rod Smith, a senior consular officer from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), said Australian officials were first alerted to the problem of rationed toilet paper in early November last year. "Toilet paper is rationed to 30 sheets at a time but additional...
  • New Charges for 3 Guantanamo Detainees

    02/02/2007 9:10:54 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 344+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/2/7 | MICHAEL MELIA
    The U.S. military prepared new charges Friday against three of the best-known detainees at Guantanamo Bay — a key step toward resuming the military tribunals for terrorism suspects that were halted by the U.S. Supreme Court last year. Authorities drafted new charges — including murder, conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism — against Canadian Omar Khadr, Australian David Hicks and Salim Ahmed Hamdan of Yemen, said Air Force Col. Morris Davis, chief prosecutor in the Guantanamo war crimes trials. Under military rules, the charges are not considered formally filed against the detainees until they are approved by a U.S....
  • Jailed Tahoe owner casts long shadow ( Dead NFL Bronco )

    01/04/2007 8:42:07 AM PST · by george76 · 116 replies · 4,141+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 4, 2007 | Charlie Brennan
    Hicks identified as longtime member of metro-area Crips. People who know Brian Kenneth Hicks might not be hard to find. But those willing to talk about him could be more difficult to come by. That's according to one of Denver's top non-police authorities on gang activity, the Rev. Leon Kelly, executive director of Denver's Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives. "He's a Crip," said Kelly, who has been working to combat metro-area gang violence for more than 20 years. "I know him from past experiences. In 21 years, you run into a lot of people. Brian and his crew, I've known...
  • The sources of Denver's tragedy

    01/04/2007 7:46:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 36 replies · 1,424+ views
    Too many define manhood through violence What makes someone spray a limousine with bullets even though he has no idea who might die? A "gun culture," answers The Denver Post, under the headline "Williams' murder a cowardly gun crime." Suffice it to say that the murder of Darrent Williams would not have occurred, at least in the fashion it did, without a gun. But that fact in itself explains little. What is most horrifying about this crime was the killer's casual targeting of people he hardly knew or didn't know at all over what perhaps was a disagreement or a...
  • Trial and record of the accused Hicks (Australian held at Guantanamo Bay)

    08/05/2005 8:58:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 440+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6th August 2005 | David Nason and others
    TRUTH in the David Hicks affair remains as elusive as ever after fresh allegations this week from inside the US military that the Guantanamo Bay commissions are so seriously flawed that a fair trial is impossible. The most damaging blows yet to the commissions -- still supported by the Howard Government -- came from three US Air Force prosecutors involved in the trials who have quit the investigation in protest. One, John Carr, said the process appeared to have been rigged and that the first four cases -- including Hicks -- had been been "handpicked" and would not be acquitted....
  • Medical student in Sydney attended Lashkar camp in Pakistan

    06/12/2004 2:51:52 AM PDT · by Qaz_W · 293+ views
    Newindpress ^ | June 12 2004 | N.A.
    CANBERRA: The first arrest made under Australia's new anti-terrorism laws, in fact the first Australian since 1978 to be charged with terrorism is a Pakistan-born medical student who allegedly attended a three-week training camp organised by the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Pakistan in January last year. Sydney resident Izhar Ul-Haque was arrested by the Australian Federal Police on April 15 and although he was released on bail on May 27, he is said to be under close observation. His lawyer has denied he was a terrorist but admitted that Ul-Haque was sympathetic to the “Kashmir cause''. Ul-Haque is said to have claimed...
  • The 'hicks' bit back

    11/06/2004 5:37:48 AM PST · by Clive · 136 replies · 4,040+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | November 6, 2004 | Michael Coren
    Ben Affleck changed the world this week. No, of course I don't mean that a tedious movie star actually changed international events. I mean that he personifies why George Bush and the Republicans won the election. They won because Middle America bit back. Simple as that. Middle America bit back. The abused, the marginalized and the mocked decided that they had had enough. Those taken for granted, those patronized, those treated with disdain voted to no longer play the silent victim. For months a daft coalition of the extremely willing played their guitars, sang their songs and read their Hollywood...
  • Hicks renounces Islamic beliefs (Guantanamo Detainee)

    06/27/2006 3:15:52 PM PDT · by Korth · 16 replies · 1,047+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 24, 2006 | Reuters
    AUSTRALIA'S Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks is no longer a Muslim. Hick was also publicly denounced by an al-Qaeda member at Guantanamo Bay for his lack of religious observance, a former British detainee has said. Rumours that Hicks had abandoned his Islamic beliefs were confirmed by British Muslim Moazzam Begg. Mr Begg shared a cell block with Hicks at the US military base in Cuba in 2004. Mr Begg, who was released in January last year after the British government intervened, wrote about his experiences in a new book, Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and Back. Mr...
  • School district loses its (T-)shirt, must pay ex-student's legal fees in 'redneck' case

    06/23/2006 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1,295+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 06.20.06 | MIKE FRASSINELLI
    Disciplining a student for wearing a $5 T-shirt five years ago could end up costing the Warren Hills Regional School District close to $1 million. The Warren County district has been ordered to pay nearly $600,000 in plaintiffs' legal fees incurred during the 5-year-old free speech rights battle over whether a high school student could wear his "redneck" T-shirt. That tally does not include the amount the district has paid its own lawyers. Thomas Sypniewski Jr. was suspended for three days during his senior year in 2001 for wearing a T-shirt that listed blue-collar comedian Jeff Foxworthy's Top 10 reasons...
  • (DFU report from the Kodak Theatre) Taylor Hicks favored to win 2006 American Idol

    05/23/2006 10:10:55 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 138 replies · 2,944+ views
    DFU at the Kodak Theatre ^ | 5-23-06 | Doug from Upland
    Dateline: Hollywood, California May 23, 2006 The Kodak Theatre crowd was treated to great entertainment this evening by the two 2006 American Idol finalists, Katherine McPhee and Taylor Hicks. Although it would have been more enjoyable to be on the floor, the mezzanine was still okay. One of my personal highlights of the evening was that I was in the Kodak Theatre, the home of the Oscars, and the stinking anti-American leftist scumbags like Alec Baldwin and Julia Roberts were not in the building. I was a little queasy however, knowing that they had been there recently. Judging by crowd...
  • 7 deadly books? Talk of ban hits burbs

    05/22/2006 12:11:31 PM PDT · by Borges · 284 replies · 3,921+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/22/06 | RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    A northwest suburban high school board member seeks to ban seven books from classroom use because she thinks the profanity, depiction of graphic sex, and drug and abortion references in the literature are inappropriate for teenagers. Leslie Pinney admits she only read passages of the controversial selections, including Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and Toni Morrison's Beloved, which were on the American Library Association's 100 most challenged books list between 1990 and 2000. But Pinney said perusing the questionable parts of the books made it clear they weren't suitable for children and should be taken off Township High School District 214's proposed...
  • Dubya Sign on American Idol

    05/04/2006 2:17:50 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 47 replies · 2,010+ views
    American Idol - rickey.org ^ | 5/5/06 | BoloBaby
    I was watching the videos of the American Idol performances and I saw something completely unexpected during the Taylor Hicks performance of "Play That Funky Music White Boy." One audience member is holding a sign that isn't rooting for a contestant - instead it is rooting for our president!Here's the "W" sign, plain as day...It ain't doctored folks - check the video yourself. Now... I wonder how that slipped in? ;)
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...
  • Australia's terror web gets bigger

    09/04/2003 10:17:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 742+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 05 2003
    A SYDNEY man allegedly telephoned the suspected leader of al-Qa'ida in Spain – Abu Dahdah – seeking help to move a "brother" and his family throughout Europe. The allegation about former Qantas baggage handler Bilal Khazal – made in documents tendered in Mr Dahdah's terrorism trial – contradicts claims by him that he had never spoken to the alleged terror chief, or even knew who he was. As more details of a network of alleged terror supporters in Australia emerged yesterday, it has been claimed a second Australian named in the Spanish court documents, Melbourne cleric Sheikh Mohammed Omran, was...
  • Habib was a 'mercenary for Osama'

    02/15/2005 1:09:26 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 394+ views
    The Age (Melbourne) ^ | 16th February 2005 | Brendan Nicholson and Mark Forbes
    Australia's top investigators claim Mamdouh Habib trained as a terrorist before the September 11 attacks. Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib trained as a terrorist in Pakistan before moving to Afghanistan to serve as a mercenary with al-Qaeda, Australia's top policeman has told a parliamentary inquiry. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said Mr Habib received firearms training in Pakistan in the days before September 11, 2001 to prepare him for a border crossing into Afghanistan to join Osama bin Laden's terrorist organisation. Habib was arrested by Pakistani police inside Pakistan on October 5, 2001. "The investigators formed the view...