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  • Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn finds luxury digs in Tribeca ($50K a month rent, rapist is 'very bored')

    05/25/2011 6:42:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/25/11 | JAMIE SCHRAM, JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and BOB FREDERICKS
    Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn finds luxury digs in TribecaBy JAMIE SCHRAM, JENNIFER GOULD KEIL and BOB FREDERICKS Last Updated: 8:20 PM, May 25, 2011 The Upper East Side rejected him, and he quickly wore out his welcome downtown, but Parisian pariah Dominique Strauss-Kahn has finally landed a posh pad in Tribeca. The uber luxury $50,000-a-month townhouse at 153 Franklin St. -- replete with a bar, home theater, gym and steam bath and spa -- is where the IMF chief accused of the sex assault and attempted rape of a midtown hotel chambermaid will sit out his house arrest while he awaits...
  • Bill Maher: IMF rape scandal a good lesson for ‘teabaggers’ on the merits of socialism

    05/22/2011 9:04:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/22/2011 | Jeff Poor
    so·cial·ism: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the of production and distribution of goods That definition of socialism provided by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary seems relatively simple and anyone with a fifth grade knowledge of American history can recognize it’s not a traditional American political philosophy. But according to HBO’s Bill Maher, it’s a philosophy Americans could learn to embrace – that is with the help of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the embattled former head of the International Monetary Fund who was recently indicted by a grand jury on charges of criminal sexual assault, attempted...
  • Paris would back IMF chief if he wants French jail (Socialist perp Kahn in brand NEW sex claims!)

    05/22/2011 7:37:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    PTI News ^ | 5/22/11
    Paris would back IMF chief if he wants French jailSTAFF WRITER 1:6 HRS Paris, May 22 (AFP) France would support any request from former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to serve jail time back home if he is convicted in New York on sex assault charges, the interior minister said today. Interior Minister Claude Gueant said he was not prejudging the outcome of the sensational court case, in which former presidential hopeful Strauss-Kahn is accused of a May 14 sex attack on a New York hotel chamber maid. But if Strauss-Kahn is found guilty, and if he himself would rather serve...
  • Escape from Rikers: Bailed 'rape' banker forced to move to secret hideaway...

    05/20/2011 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/11 | Daniel Bates
    Escape from Rikers: Bailed 'rape' banker forced to move to secret hideaway after neighbours block move to luxury New York apartmentBy Daniel Bates Last updated at 11:33 PM on 20th May 2011 **SNIP** He and his family were earlier told he was not welcome at the luxurious Bristol Plaza in Manhattan's Upper East Side by its wealthy and influential residents. The landlord of the complex also reportedly changed his mind when he realised the amount of attention his new resident would bring. As the complaints only began pouring in - hours before Strauss-Kahn was to be released - his legal...
  • Ex-IMF big granted bail, but he has no place to go (Strauss-Kahn stuck at Rikers?)

    05/20/2011 9:57:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/20/11 | LARRY CELONA and JENNIFER GOULD KEIL
    Ex-IMF big granted bail, but he has no place to goBy LARRY CELONA and JENNIFER GOULD KEIL Last Updated: 12:11 PM, May 20, 2011 He may want to leave Rikers, but former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has no place to go. Strauss-Kahn's plans to ditch his Rikers Island jail cell today may have to be put on hold as his wife scrambles to find an apartment that can be used for her husband's home confinement while he's out on bail, sources told The Post. Anne Sinclair had rented an apartment at the posh Bristol Plaza on East 65th Street, but...
  • Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn set to receive 318,000 dollars (A YEAR) 'golden parachute'

    05/20/2011 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/20/11
    Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn set to receive 318,000 dollars 'golden parachute'By ANI | ANI – 43 minutes ago New York, May 20(ANI): Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of a sex attack on a New York City hotel maid and is currently awaiting release from jail after having been granted bail on Thursday, will reportedly get an exit package which includes an annual pension of over 318,000 dollars. According to ABC News, it is common practice for executives of big organizations to get golden parachutes when they retire or are terminated, and Strauss-Kahn's deal with the IMF...
  • STRAUSS-KAHN GRANTED BAIL

    05/19/2011 1:07:16 PM PDT · by wideawake · 64 replies
    On Bloomberg News | 5/19/2011 | wideawake
    Just announced on TV . . . no article yet
  • Judge May Allow Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Out On Bail (faces 25 years in prison)

    05/19/2011 6:42:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 5/19/11
    Judge May Allow Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Out On BailMay 19, 2011 9:05 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The head of the International Monetary Fund stepped down from his post overnight amid the sex assault scandal which could land him in prison for 25 years. Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent the week at Rikers Island under suicide watch, but his attorneys were working on a deal that could get him out as early as Thursday. If approved by a judge, he would have to post $1 million bail, arrange for electronic monitoring and remain in Manhattan under house arrest. “We are...
  • Embattled IMF chief resigns (from behind bars)

    05/18/2011 10:20:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 5/19/11
    Embattled IMF chief resignsDominique Strauss-Kahn steps down as head of International Monetary Fund, as he faces charges of sexual assault. Last Modified: 19 May 2011 04:42 France's Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, days after he was charged with the alleged sexual assault and attempted rape of a maid at a New York hotel. "It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the executive board my resignation from my post of managing director of the IMF," Strauss-Kahn said in his letter of resignation, released by the IMF on Thursday....
  • No anonymity in France for Strauss-Kahn's accuser ("She is a good Muslim. She is really pretty")

    05/18/2011 6:00:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 135 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 5/17/11
    No anonymity in France for Strauss-Kahn's accuserName of NYC hotel maid who says IMF chief attacked her is published in Paris msnbc.com staff and news service reports updated 5/17/2011 9:06:18 PM ET The hotel maid who accuses International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her is a 32-year-old immigrant from Guinea who told her brother, "somebody has done something really bad to me," according to media reports. Her identity has been withheld in U.S. media publications, in accordance with standard journalistic practice. But media outlets in France, where Strauss-Kahn is from, began reporting her name Tuesday. Among...
  • French politician on suicide watch in New York

    05/18/2011 1:26:57 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    AP ^ | May 18 2011 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    The maid came from one of the world's poorest countries and worked long hours trying to support the teen daughter she raised alone. The penthouse suite at the Sofitel Hotel was just another room; she had no idea the man she says tried to rape her was a famous French politician. The man, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, remained jailed under a suicide watch Wednesday as a lawyer for the woman sought to rebut whispered allegations that her charges were a conspiracy and a setup. Calls intensified for the 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn to step down as head of the powerful International Monetary Fund, with...
  • IMF chief claims consent in hotel 'attack'

    05/17/2011 7:04:30 AM PDT · by rawhide · 81 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 5-17-11 | LAURA ITALIANO, JAMIE SCHRAM and KATE SHEEHY
    France's leading presidential candidate may have pounced on a Manhattan hotel maid -- but she wanted it, his lawyer asserted in court yesterday, hinting at what could be an explosive defense. "The evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter," said Ben Brafman, the high-powered lawyer of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, at the suspect's sensational arraignment in a packed criminal courtroom. A source close to the defense later told The Post, "There may well have been consent." Disturbing information also emerged about Strauss-Kahn's behavior after he left the hotel -- including his coolly having lunch with his...
  • .....French outraged by U.S. treatment of Strauss-Kahn

    05/17/2011 6:35:27 AM PDT · by rawhide · 83 replies
    ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | 5-17-11 | Alexandria Sage and Paul Taylor
    French Socialist politicians voiced outrage Tuesday at the parading of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn handcuffed and unshaven in the United States before he has a chance to defend himself on charges of attempted rape. Arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a chambermaid at a luxury New York hotel,Strauss-Kahn was made by police to walk manacled in front of cameras on his way to a courthouse,and his appearance before a judge was televised. Former Culture Minister Jack Lang described the treatment of the Socialist presidential frontrunner--whose political career is now in tatters--as a "lynching" that had "provoked horror and aroused disgust."...
  • The Silver Lining to L'Affair DSK

    05/16/2011 7:49:28 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    The abrupt arrest of IMF acting head Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault against an employee at the New York hotel where he was staying are being treated as shocking in France. This is a "coup de tonnerre," a bolt from the blue, not to mention a body blow to the socialist party he was to represent in the upcoming elections. Everyone in Paris claims to be amazed, shaken--and doing some soul searching this Monday morning. Very few, however, are protesting "DSK"'s innocence. But if the news really came as such a jarring surprise, shouldn't there be a clamour...
  • IMF Chief Jailed at Rikers After Arraignment in NYC Sexual Assault (2nd assault being investigated?)

    05/16/2011 5:08:31 PM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies
    The chief of the International Monetary Fund is behind bars at Rikers Island after his arraignment on charges of trying to rape a maid, and prosecutors said they were investigating at least one other similar allegation against Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the same hotel. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a likely French presidential candidate and a married father of four whose reputation with women earned him the nickname "the great seducer," was formally charged Monday in the alleged weekend assault. He will remain jailed at Rikers at least until his next court hearing on Friday... ...Assistant District Attorney John A. McConnell acknowledged in court...
  • Suhail Khan and Horowitz to debate on Hannity today...

    02/14/2011 11:50:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Hannity ^ | 2/14/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin just tweeted. Is he an agent for Islamists? Mano a mano- New York style. hehehehe.... Time to get the jumbo size bag of popcorn....
  • 4 charged with murder in apparent drug slaying

    08/28/2010 10:02:03 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 34 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chonicle (SFGate) ^ | August 28, 2010 | Henry Lee
    Four men have been charged with murder in connection with the slaying of a man at a marijuana grow-house near Hayward in February, authorities said Friday. The men, two of whom are still being sought, were charged before the body of the victim, Francisco "Frankie" Lopez, 27, of East Palo Alto, was apparently found in heavy brush Thursday in Niles Canyon near Fremont. (snip) Alameda County prosecutors have charged Tiburcio Sanchez, 24, Miguel Michel, 41, Mohammed Zarin Khan and Manuel Trujillo with murder, attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of false imprisonment. Khan's and Trujillo's ages are...
  • Daisy Kahn: The mosque Will Be Built And By The Way … You’re All Muslim Haters

    08/23/2010 5:15:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | August 23, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Well, ok then. Opoosed to the mosque, you are now beyond Islamophobic … you are haters, purveyors of hate, hateful Islamophobic, racists. And just because you have made a big stink out of this … we are going ahead and building the mosque, which isn’t really a mosque, which is what we called it last year, its a cultural center. You know swimming pools and a theatre and day care and … over there, you know, around the corner, in the back, there’s a prayer room. Oh brother.
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Mysteries Of The Absent Imam Feisal (The NY Mosque)

    08/11/2010 10:21:13 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08.11.10 | Claudia Rosett
    For a man whom one would hope has nothing to hide, the imam behind the Ground Zero mosque project sure has dropped out of sight. Having triggered an uproar in the U.S., Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf ducked out of the country weeks ago and, apart from a potted statement last week praising his own project, has pretty much clammed up. In New York Rauf has become a sort of phantom celebrity. His name is plastered all over the public debate, but Rauf himself has been absent and oddly unavailable, even by phone or e-mail, to answer questions. From his New...
  • San Francisco's unluckiest thief

    07/21/2010 4:33:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/21/10 | Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
    There are unlucky thieves, and then there is Horatio Toure. According to San Francisco police, the 31-year-old city resident rode a bicycle up to a woman Monday afternoon in the South of Market neighborhood, snatched an iPhone out of her hands, and then pedaled away. Problem was, the woman was carrying the phone as part of a company's demonstration of a real-time GPS tracking program. If the bandit would have taken a peek at the screen, he would have seen himself traveling across a map of San Francisco. Toure was captured a half-mile away about 10 minutes later, at 4:01...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
    BULLETIN -- NEW YORK POLICE AND FBI RAID HOMES IN QUEENS IN TERRORISM INVESTIGATION.6 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
  • Pakistan's Military Knew Of Nuclear Technology Transfer To N Korea, Says Scientist(centrifuges)

    07/04/2008 8:43:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 178+ views
    RTT News ^ | 07/04/08
    Pakistan's Military Knew Of Nuclear Technology Transfer To N Korea, Says Scientist 7/4/2008 2:52 PM ET Abdul Qadir Khan, who is considered to be the father of Pakistan's nuclear program, said on Friday that the country's former military regime was aware of the transfer of nuclear technology to North Korea. AQ Khan told media on Friday that the Pakistani army, which was headed by President Pervez Musharraf then, was aware of the technology transfer as the uranium enrichment equipment was dispatched onboard a North Korean plane under the supervision of Pakistani army officials in 2000. Khan's statements on Friday contradicts...
  • ‘Centrifuges sent to North Korea with Musharraf’s consent’

    07/04/2008 4:09:22 PM PDT · by milestogo · 2 replies · 113+ views
    ‘Centrifuges sent to North Korea with Musharraf’s consent’ * AQ Khan says army knew of shipment * Presidency slams ‘false statement’ ISLAMABAD: North Korea received centrifuges from Pakistan in a 2000 shipment supervised by the army during the rule of President Pervez Musharraf, Dr AQ Khan said on Friday. Khan told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that the uranium enrichment equipment was sent from Pakistan in a North Korean plane that was loaded under the supervision of Pakistani security officials. Khan said the army had “complete knowledge” of the shipment of used P-1 centrifuges to North Korea and...
  • What secrets is AQ Khan keeping?

    06/21/2008 5:28:30 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 252+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 21st, 2008 | Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins
    Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has been living in official disgrace for more than four years, confined to his estate in Islamabad after confessing that he sold nuclear technology to Libya, Iran and North Korea. But his image as a national hero remains intact for most of his countrymen, who still regard him as the father of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal and the man who brought pride to a downtrodden country. Since the new coalition government took the reins in Pakistan this spring, momentum has been building to free Khan from house arrest and restore him to his former glory. As...
  • Celebrating Genghis Khan's Big Year

    10/13/2006 3:52:54 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,765+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 9-29-2006 | Eric Powell
    Celebrating Genghis Khan's Big Year September 29, 2006 by Eric Powell Eight centuries on, the Mongolian conqueror continues to influence culture worldwide. Mongolians love their Khan. Before I traveled to Mongolia last year to report a story on Bronze Age nomads, I'd read about the country's devotion to a man known throughout the rest of the world as the most ruthless and bloodthirsty conqueror in the planet's history. But I was still surprised by the ubiquity of his presence in the capital city Ulaanbaatar (sometimes spelled Ulan Bator, or "Red Hero" in Mongolian). Not only is his visage (sometimes benevolent,...
  • BLATANT RE-POST -- Democratic operatives planned, engineered Wellstone political rally

    11/01/2002 10:44:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 539+ views
    Capital Hill Blue ^ | 10-31-02 | By DOUG THOMPSON
    Political operatives at the Democratic National Committee in Washington developed the plan to turn the memorial service for Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone into a political rally, top party sources tell Capitol Hill Blue. The party also urged the Wellstone family to ask Vice President Dick Cheney to not attend the service and concocted the excuse that security for the VP would disrupt the event even though Secret Service security was required for former president Bill Clinton, who was invited and who did attend. Rick Kahn, the Wellstone campaign worker and friend, worked the highly partisan crowd into a frenzy with...
  • Pakistani accused of nuke device exports

    04/08/2005 6:55:06 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 7 replies · 563+ views
    AP ^ | April 8, 2005 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Posted on Fri, Apr. 08, 2005 Pakistani accused of nuke device exportsLARA JAKES JORDANAssociated Press WASHINGTON - A Pakistani businessman illegally exported devices from the United States that could be used to test, develop and detonate nuclear weapons, the government alleged on Friday.A federal indictment against Humayun A. Khan was unsealed along with a guilty plea by his alleged partner, Asher Karni, who admitted routing sophisticated oscilloscopes and high-speed electrical switches through South Africa to avoid raising authorities' suspicions. The scopes and the switches were then shipped to Pakistan.The United States prohibits the export of the switches - also...
  • Pak N-experts close to al-Qaeda

    04/03/2005 5:30:45 PM PDT · by samsonite · 6 replies · 455+ views
    Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, APRIL 03, 2005 | PTI
    NEW DELHI: Pakistani nuclear scientists A Q Khan and Sultan Bashiruddin Mehmood had held meetings with Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders, exchanged letters with militant groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba and attended their gatherings and rallies, a media report said. "When the CIA searched (Sultan Bashiruddin) Mehmood's UTN (Umma Tameere-Nau) office in Kabul, they found large amounts of data on the construction and maintenance of nuclear weapons from the Kahuta laboratories. It also found letters exchanged between the UTN and Islamist extremist organisations including Lashkar-e-Toiba," a report in Pakistani weekly Friday Times said. Mehmood, a close confidante of A Q...
  • LA mayor demands change in police shooting rules after teen dies

    02/08/2005 9:24:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 47 replies · 1,334+ views
    AP ^ | 2/8/5 | PAUL CHAVEZ
    Los Angeles -- Mayor James Hahn on Tuesday said he was angry and frustrated over the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old black youth at the end of a stolen-car chase and he urged an immediate revision of Police Department policy to limit when officers can shoot at moving vehicles. Hahn said he wanted a "swift, thorough, transparent" investigation into the killing of Devin Brown, who was shot early Sunday when he reportedly backed a stolen car into a police car after a short pursuit. The killing angered residents and community leaders in South Los Angeles where the shooting occurred....
  • Nuke trader gave boost to ME state

    01/03/2005 7:33:57 PM PST · by Saberwielder · 17 replies · 652+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 4, 2005 | ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
    Exclusive: Nuke trader Khan gave major boost to Arab state Arieh O'Sullivan, THE JERUSALEM POST Jan. 4, 2005 Days after former Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy expressed fears that Syria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia might have acquired some kind of nuclear capability via an illicit weapons trafficking network run by Abdul Qadeer Khan, the chief architect of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, Israeli military sources have told The Jerusalem Post that, thanks to Khan, one of those three Arab states now has the potential to achieve a "significant nuclear leap." The sources said that Israel is aware of Khan's contacts with all three...
  • Inquiry Into Nuclear Sales in Jeopardy

    12/04/2004 7:41:24 PM PST · by Saberwielder · 3 replies · 335+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2004 | William C. Rempel and Douglas Frantz
    Inquiry Into Nuclear Sales in Jeopardy Global authorities fear the extent of a Pakistani scientist's proliferation ring remains unknown and would be back in action if pressures ease.By William C. Rempel and Douglas FrantzTimes Staff Writers 6:37 PM PST, December 4, 2004 VIENNA — The global investigation into Abdul Qadeer Khan's black market trade in nuclear technology has stalled in a clash of national interests that threatens a full accounting of his secret partners and clients, according to interviews with diplomats and officials from several countries. International authorities fear the full scope of the Pakistani scientist's ring may never be...
  • 'Khan network supplied N-parts made in Europe, Southeast Asia' wot

    10/14/2004 7:48:29 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies · 295+ views
    Dawn (Pak) ^ | WASHINGTON, Oct 13 | By Anwar Iqbal
    A large number of sensitive nuclear components sold to Iran and Libya for building uranium enrichment plants were made at workshops in Europe and Southeast Asia, says a Washington-based nuclear monitoring agency. In a recent report on the nuclear black market, the Institute for Science and International Security confirms Pakistan's claim that the network might have been headed by a Pakistani, Dr A.Q. Khan, but it was a gang of international proliferators and smugglers that had bases and workshops at many places across the globe. The ISIS report says that the centrifuges the network sold to Iran and Libya are...
  • Switzerland Opens Nuclear Investigation

    10/13/2004 4:07:28 PM PDT · by TexKat · 8 replies · 667+ views
    AP ^ | 10/13/04 | BALZ BRUPPACHER
    BERN, Switzerland - Prosecutors on Wednesday opened an investigation into two Swiss citizens suspected of illegally exporting nuclear-bomb-making technology to Libya, a spokesman for the prosecutors office said. The spokesman, Hansjuerg Mark Wiedmer, declined to identify the suspects. But one investigative source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said one was Swiss engineer Urs Tinner, who was arrested in Germany last week. The Swiss agency that polices adherence to international sanctions disclosed in February that it had opened an investigation to determine whether Tinner had broken Swiss law by making precision parts in Malaysia that were destined for Libya. He is...
  • Rep. Kahn (D-MN) pleads guilty to brochure-theft charge

    09/24/2004 3:57:23 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 31 replies · 925+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/24/04 | Associated Press
    State Rep. Phyllis Kahn pleaded guilty to theft on Thursday for stealing campaign literature. Hennepin County District Judge Stephen Aldrich ordered Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, to pay $200 in prosecution costs but agreed to defer any additional sentence for a year and dismiss the misdemeanor charge then if she has no similar violations. Kahn did not appear in court on Thursday, but pleaded guilty through her attorney. "Obviously I did something wrong," she said. "It certainly was an appropriate sentence. I was sorry I did it right after I did it, and I'm still sorry." Kahn, a 32-year legislative veteran, had already...
  • Why Aren't Lots Of People Resigning From CBS And The Kerry Campaign?

    09/21/2004 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Williams · 45 replies · 1,384+ views
    9/21/04
    Here is the most basic point I find astounding. Burkett told CBS his source was Conn, who is a real person. How could CBS go with the story without verifying with Conn? And then tell the American people they had good sources? Obviously, they did not check the alleged source because Conn knew nothing of this. How can the CBS personell involved still be in their jobs? This doesn't seem to pass the laugh test.I could as easily say I have documents from President Bush or Donald Rumsfeld. Who would take my word before checking with them?And How can the...
  • A RINO, a PAC, Trial Lawyers, & Bobby Kahn

    07/19/2004 9:45:33 PM PDT · by Veritas_est · 401+ views
    The Georgia Vine ^ | July 20, 2004
    A RINO, a PAC, Trial Lawyers, & Bobby Kahn Democrats & Trial Lawyers Work To Unseat Bill Stephens Editor's Note:An anonymous reader submitted the information contained below but we have confirmed what we are told is true. --------------------------------Bubba McDonald's History Contributed $1,000 to Bill Clinton. Contributed $1,000 to Max Cleland in 2002. Ran (and won) PSC seat as a Democrat. Many contributors otherwise support Democrats only. Backed by Trial Lawyers. Only "Republican" included in "Democrat Fundraiser". Sang National Anthem at Democrat State Convention. Financial supporters support John Kerry & National Democrats. $100,000+ in Trial Lawyer money. Democrat Chairman an organizer...
  • Atom Bomb - Home Delivery

    03/21/2004 1:02:32 PM PST · by longjack · 2 replies · 321+ views
    "Spiegel-Online" ^ | March 20, 2004 | Erich Follath and Georg Mascolo
    I found this long article yesterday. After reading an increasing number of articles referring to the Pakistani Kahn, I decided to translate this, since I felt it offered a lot of information about his background. Yes, the article is rather long, it reads fairly easily, though, I thought. Part 1 - deals mainly with the IAEA investigators, Iran and Libya and secret service units. You do have to make it through a couple of Bush/USA digs at the end, but it's not excrucuating. Part 2 deals with more inside info about the person Kahn and his wheeling/dealing. I thought it...
  • First criminal charges filed as FBI finds airport diagrams in Detroit residence

    09/19/2001 6:08:12 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 35 replies · 1,135+ views
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | September 19, 2001 | Pete Yost
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday the terrorists behind the attacks on the United States likely received support from foreign governments and that it was too early to tell if surprise arrests in Michigan were a major break in the case.</p>
  • Is Pakistan's Nuclear Programme Dying?

    03/03/2004 5:46:48 PM PST · by blam · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-3-2004 | Paul Anderson
    Is Pakistan's nuclear programme dying? By Paul Anderson BBC correspondent in Islamabad In all the heat generated by Pakistan's leading nuclear scientist, AQ Khan, confessing to nuclear proliferation, relatively little attention has been paid to the future of the country's nuclear weapons programme. AQ Khan dramatically confessed to leaking nuclear secrets in February. In the 1970s Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto famously declared that Pakistanis would go to any sacrifice to match India's nuclear weapons programme, even if it meant the people being reduced to eating grass. Now they have a nuclear programme, they are discovering that weapons technology is...
  • CIA: Al-Qaeda worked with ex-Pak scientists [Al-Qaeda has nukes! ]

    07/05/2003 11:45:35 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 31 replies · 237+ views
    Hindustan Times.com ^ | 7/4/2003 | Staff Writers
    CIA: Al-Qaeda worked with ex-Pak scientists [Al-Qaeda has nukes! ]Despite repeated Pakistani denials, US intelligence agency CIA has said international terrorist outfit al-Qaeda was working with two former Pakistani scientists and is currently capable of conducting attacks with chemical, biological, radiological or even nuclear weapons. The CIA in a May 2003 report entitled 'Terrorist CBRN: Materials and Effects' named former scientists of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission as Bashir Ud-din Mahmood and Abdul Majeed saying al Qaeda was working with them. These charges have been denied by Pakistani officials. Handwritten documents uncovered in Afghanistan suggest that Al-Qaeda's specialists did have...
  • Khan's visit to Timbuktu was to prospect for uranium - dissident

    02/23/2004 6:56:39 PM PST · by piasa · 16 replies · 1,816+ views
    Gulf News ^ | February 19, 2004 | Shyam Bhatia
    A London accountant has described how Pakistan's disgraced nuclear hero Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan visited the West African state of Mali on three occasions between 1998 and 2000. Abdul Ma'bood Siddiqui accompanied A.Q. Khan on three mystery trips  between 1998 and 2000. Their final destination was Timbuktu, a remote outpost in the desert that has always been a magnet for explorers and adventurers from around the world. The mystery behind the visits has deepened following recent revelations that Khan is also the owner of a small hotel in the town that he has named after Hendrina, his Dutch-born wife and...
  • Nuclear fallout for Pakistan

    02/21/2004 5:42:17 PM PST · by knak · 6 replies · 172+ views
    dawn ^ | 2/21/04 | Pervez Hoodbhoy
    Many in Pakistan have rallied to defend the country's bomb-makers (needlessly and incorrectly called "scientists" although they are technologists and have not created any new science). This is even after abundant proof that they have freely spread nuclear weapons secrets and equipment around the globe. Some vociferously argue that, by not having signed the NPT, the bomb-makers are blameless since they broke no law or treaty by sharing nuclear secrets with other parties. But this legalistic argument is weak, unconvincing, and insufficient to prevent serious damage to Pakistan. For over 15 years Pakistan had repeatedly assured the world that it...
  • Britons 'had key role in Libyan nuclear arms'

    02/21/2004 12:07:45 AM PST · by Cap Huff · 3 replies · 244+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 21 February 2004 | John Aglionby
    Malaysian police report implicates the Griffins John Aglionby in Kuala Lumpur Saturday February 21, 2004 The Guardian A British businessman and his son suspected of procuring blackmarket equipment to make nuclear weapons were instrumental in setting up Libya's weapons programme, the Malaysian police allege. Peter Griffin, 68, and his son Paul, 40, from Swansea but based in Dubai and France, supplied equipment, technology and helped arranged the training of technicians "to set up a workshop in Libya to make centrifuge components which could not be obtained from outside Libya" a 17-page police report says. It claims that they set up...
  • Islamabad accused of nuclear 'cover-up'

    02/14/2004 10:37:29 PM PST · by milestogo · 5 replies · 188+ views
    New York Times ^ | Edward Luce
    February 13, 2004 Islamabad accused of nuclear 'cover-up'By Edward Luce in Islamabad Relatives of six scientists who worked with A.Q. Khan, the disgraced "father of the Islamic bomb", have accused Islamabad of indulging in a cover-up to protect the Pakistani military from being tainted by the nuclear proliferation scandal.The Pakistani government alleges that the scientists, five of whom have been held since 17 January and one since 27 November, "passed on" nuclear materials, designs and machinery to "foreign countries" - thought to be Libya, Iran and North Korea.Last week, General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, pardoned A.Q. Khan after he had...
  • Secret U.S. Trips to Libya Led to Weapons Pledge

    12/20/2003 5:01:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 256+ views
    Yahoo.com
    Secret U.S. Trips to Libya Led to Weapons Pledge 2 hours, 18 minutes ago Add Top Stories - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secret trips by American intelligence officers, late night meetings with Muammar Gaddafi (news - web sites) and disclosures that the United States knew about Libya's arms programs led to Tripoli's pledge to give up its unconventional weapons, senior intelligence officials said on Saturday. A team of American and British intelligence officers flew to Libya clandestinely in October and December for stretches of about two weeks, visiting sites where they were shown parts...
  • Pakistan Denies Sending Nukes to N. Korea

    02/09/2004 5:39:00 AM PST · by Djarum · 1 replies · 146+ views
    ABC ^ | 02/09/04 | NA
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Feb. 9 — Pakistan denied on Monday delivering nuclear technology to North Korea in exchange for missiles, as it sought to deflect accusations of state involvement in proliferation. Foreign Ministry spokesman Masood Khan also said last week's pardon by President Gen. Pervez Musharraf for the father of the country's nuclear program was "conditional," applying to the acts he's confessed to so far but that the investigation continues into Abdul Qadeer Khan and his associates. "The pardon is specific to the charges made so far, and about which Dr. A.Q. Khan has made a confessional statement," Masood Khan said....
  • Nobody can question AQ Khan: Experts

    02/09/2004 2:09:41 PM PST · by mylife · 135+ views
    Nobody can question AQ Khan: Experts Islamabad Asian News International, February 9 No international body can question the Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, Dr AQ Khan, including the United Nations and the European Union under the international law as Pakistan is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This was the view of international law experts, practitioners, academicians and diplomats, The News reported. Interviewing a host of experts, the paper further went on to say that a majority of them supported the Pakistan Government's stance of carrying out a voluntary investigation after receiving a letter from the Vienna-based International...
  • Pakistan Khan the Story That Wont Die - More Hints That Nuclear Weapons May Be Under US Control

    02/09/2004 8:30:57 AM PST · by swarthyguy · 22 replies · 1,964+ views
    FEB 8 2004 Before we go into this story, readers need some background. Everything below is only what we have heard and no reader should assume that we have some special source. Nonetheless, readers will see that a lot of quite puzzling behavior on Washington and the Khan Affair, and very puzzling behavior on Washington's straight-faced insistence that President Musharraf is cooperating fully on N-proliferation, will now start making sense. Once America decided to go after Bin Laden in Afghanistan, it asked for and thought it was given assurances of Pakistani cooperation. When Washington found out that the Pakistanis were...
  • Bin Laden met nuke scientists -- 'Nuclear bazaar' story out of Pakistan gets more bizarre

    02/08/2004 9:48:09 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 100 replies · 3,011+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 2.8.2004 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – As the Pakistani nuclear proliferation story widens, U.S. intelligence officials say top atomic scientists from that country met with Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar in Afghanistan. Two former senior Pakistani nuclear scientists who were based in the Afghan town of Kandahar met Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden several times before the fall of the Taliban. They were later detained and questioned on their return to Pakistan. Last week, after it became clear that Pakistan was the center of what has become known internationally as the "nuclear bazaar," President Pervez Musharraf agreed to pardon nuclear scientist Abdul...