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  • How Saddam hid his dirty money - Billions in oil sales stashed overseas

    05/04/2003 2:04:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 40 replies · 1,150+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/04/03 | WILLIAM SHERMAN
    In the hunt for Saddam Hussein's billions, investigators have identified five networks of more than 100 companies used to launder money skimmed from Iraqi oil sales. Saddam's gangster regime set up shell companies in Switzerland, Jordan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Panama, according to investigators. Those company networks and their banking affiliations were used to enrich the former Iraqi strongman, his sons Uday and Qusay, and other family members. "Ultimately, the money was stolen from the Iraqi people," said Taylor Griffin, spokesman for the Treasury Department, which is heading the government's laundering probe along with U.S. Customs, the Secret Service and various...
  • Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah

    04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein “Mike” Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified. They own 8 bars. According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealing–and they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.
  • Police: Missing Afghan Boy Was Homesick (Afghanistan Teen disappears in Indianapolis)

    10/22/2010 8:36:32 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | October 22, 2010 | Channel 6 News
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police said Friday morning that a 15-year-old boy from Afghanistan who has been missing since Thursday night was homesick and likely ran away. Authorities have been in contact with the U.S. State Department as the search for Mohammed Karim Azizi, 15, continues. Azizi, an exchange student who was staying with a host family in Forest, Ohio, was with a group of FFA students from his exchange school, Riverdale High School, visiting Indianapolis for the National FFA Convention. Indianapolis police Lt. Jeff Duhamell said Azizi has been in the U.S. for two months and comes from a large...
  • BA Worker Charged in Bomb Plot

    03/11/2010 9:10:23 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 12 replies · 451+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-11-10 | The Wall Street Journal via AP
    LONDON—A British Airways computer expert was charged Thursday with plotting suicide bombings—including one he allegedly planned to carry out himself. Prosecutor Colin Gibbs alleged that Bangladesh-born Rajib Karim deliberately sought a job with the airline in order to further an unspecified terrorist conspiracy. Mr. Gibbs told the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court that the 30-year-old plotted with unidentified contacts in his home country, Pakistan, and Yemen over the past four years. He said that Mr. Karim shared information about his work, including British Airways' security measures. Mr. Gibbs also said that Mr. Karim had offered to join the airline's cabin...
  • Australian special forces take out top Taliban commander

    08/31/2009 4:15:24 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 22 replies · 1,485+ views
    The Sun ^ | 31st August 2009 | The Sun
    THE Taliban chief who threatened to slaughter Prince Harry has been assassinated by special forces soldiers. Australian marksmen "took out" Mullah Abdul Karim in a secret mission sanctioned by top brass. It was part of a concerted campaign designed to rid lawless Oruzgan province of hardcore militants. Similar covert operations are believed to have wiped out more than half a dozen senior Taliban leaders. Karim gained notoriety last year by describing Harry, then serving with the Household Cavalry in southern Helmand, as an "important chicken". Threatening to kill the prince - third in line to the throne - he added:...
  • In the spirit: Boy finds acceptance, new faith (Karim's baptism)

    10/10/2007 10:08:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 427+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | October 3, 2007
    Wednesday, October 03, 2007By Susan K. Treutlerstreutler@muskegonchronicle.com The Rev. Antonio Elfeghali clutches his right fist as hard as he can. It is the only way he can describe what happened to his heart when he first saw 9-year-old Karim Ahmad sitting in the sun outside the boy's house in the mountains of Lebanon."I had never seen anything like it," he said. "He had black scabs all over his face. He was covered with insects. He had no hair, no hands. His feet were bleeding."I had never seen such suffering." Elfeghali is at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Muskegon.Karim is...
  • Karim's journey: A little Lazarus (Karim makes local news)

    08/17/2007 1:20:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 329+ views
    Mlive ^ | August 13, 2007 | Susan K. Treutler
    Every day, Nabil Ahmad goes to a little Catholic Church in Dier El Kamar, Lebanon, to pray. Nabil, who is 12, comes from a Syrian family of nonpracticing Muslims. So at first, the church was foreign to him. But, he makes the trek there anyway because his 9-year-old brother, Karim, is suffering from a rare and horrific disease. Nabil says that he prays that God will make his little brother well. It is the church of the Rev. Antonio Elfeghali, a Marionite priest who in July sent Karim and their mother, Ibtissam Ahmad, to the United States to see doctors....
  • Mary Speaks to Karim and A Visit to the Plastic Surgeon

    07/31/2007 8:10:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 351+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | July 30, 2007 | Liz
    I took this picture of Karim standing up by himself to wash his hands at the sink. He has done this a few times now. We are so proud of him. I wasn't going to write about this yet, but Father Antonio asked me to do so. When we arrived home from the out-of-state wedding last night, Ebtisam and I were trying to catch up on what had happened while I was gone. I had called them a couple of times to check on them, but I wanted to hear about her days without us. I was surprised and...
  • The Zoo and the Eye Doctor

    07/26/2007 8:11:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 211+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | July 25, 2007 | Liz
    Today we had our first visit with the opthalmologist. The eye doctor is Dr. Barron. He is very nice and very smart. He did a complete examination, including an eye test and putting drops in Karim's eyes. Karim was very brave. What he said is that Karim has a lot of scarring on his cornea, or the ocular surface, from the disease. The tearing is impaired as are the mucosal tissues. As a result of the disease, the eyelids are turned out (down), which also prevents the tears from traveling to the ducts in the center part of the...
  • 2nd Appointment with Dermatologist

    07/25/2007 7:57:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 253+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | July 24, 2007 | Liz
    This morning we had the second appointment with Dr. Van Ittersum, the wonderful dermatologist that is coordinating Karim's treatment. He was very pleased with the results after only one week on Aquaphor. It is an over-the-counter cream. The other cream did not seem to make a difference. So now, we were told to apply the Aquaphor several times daily and at night we have to apply it thickly to his feet, cover with saran wrap, and cover with socks. This will hold the cream in. The goal at this point is to soften the skin on the affected areas....
  • A Go-Cart Ride and a Singing Lesson (for Karim)

    07/24/2007 6:17:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 167+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | July 24, 2007 | Liz
    This evening I could not be with the family because I had a meeting with my wonderful spiritual director, Michael. I learned that my husband, Joe, and Andy had taken Ebtisam and Karim back for another go-cart ride. This time they brought the camera. When I got home, Laura had Karim on her lap and was giving him a singing lesson. She is a music teacher. He was singing all the notes and English words. It was so cute to hear him singing in his little voice. And he had a huge smile on his face! He is getting...
  • Ebtisam, Karim & Their American Friends (Give Praise to God Above All)

    07/22/2007 1:36:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 164+ views
    Journey with Friends ^ | July 22, 2007 | Liz
    Please give praise to God, not me. One of my friends who has been following the story, referred to me as "St. Liz" earlier this week. I have trouble with this. I am not a saint, but a sinner; a great sinner. When I think of all the times I have failed God, and turned away from Him, it makes me very sorrowful, especially knowing how many times He has been waiting with open arms to receive me when I come to the confessional. My God deserves the praise and the thanksgiving. My God deserves all the love and...
  • Ebtisam's Faith

    07/21/2007 1:10:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | July 21, 2007 | Liz
    Tonight God gave me a great gift. I was sitting in the rocking chair with Karim in my lap, reading story books to him. No, he doesn't understand English, but he likes the rocking and likes the sound of my voice anyway. He enjoys looking at the pictures. Sometimes he will repeat an English word after I say it. After five books, I realized he had fallen asleep. So I just sat and rocked him and looked down at him in my arms. I thought of Mary as I looked down upon this baby. I thought of how she...
  • Karim's First Day in America (Prayers before statue of the Blessed Mother)

    07/18/2007 6:05:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 252+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | July 17, 2007 | Fr. Antonio Elfeghali
    Today we began the day with a very early doctor appointment. We saw the dermatologist who disagreed with the doctor from Lebanon. He says what Karim has is a disease called Olmstead's Syndrome. Only four people in the whole world have had it and it is incurable. It is a skin mutation that is congenital. He will refer us to a plastic surgeon to consider surgery to remove the thick skin around Karim's hands and feet and do a skin graft from his thighs. This doctor is very optimistic that Karim will walk on the plane on the way...
  • Karim's Second Doctor Appointment

    07/20/2007 8:32:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 226+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | July 20, 2007 | Liz
    Today we saw the orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Yousif Hamati, from Jordan. It was nice for Ebtisam because he speaks Arabic. I filled him in on what the dermatologist recommended. He can normally do prosthetics, but in this case he wants to do more research and find a doctor that is more capable of working with children, particularly a child with a horrible skin disease such as this. He is going to research the disease, as well as who wrote the articles on the disease, and where those doctors are located. If possible, he will speak with them. In the...
  • The Faith of a Child [Catholic Caucus]

    07/19/2007 5:53:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 408+ views
    Spiritual Friendship ^ | July 18, 2007 | Liz
    Today was another beautiful day. Karim asked to be taken to the church to pray to Mary. He loves Mary. So we went to St. Michael's church, which is my parish. He prayed before the pieta statue. Then we went to the tabernacle. Ebtisam said they understand that Jesus is truly present in the tabernacle. We went up and Karim touched the tabernacle. Ebtisam said Karim would love to stay in the church all day and pray, so I told them we would stay as long as he wanted. God is doing something wonderful in their lives and I...
  • Wellington man held in desertion case

    05/05/2005 6:00:20 PM PDT · by MaximusRules · 14 replies · 448+ views
    PalmBeachPost.com ^ | 5 May 2005 | Rochelle Brenner
    U.S. Army Sgt. Karim Iraq, who is charged with deserting the military, was released from Palm Beach County Jail this afternoon - two days after the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested him at his father's house in Wellington. Iraq's family is from Palestine, and Karim Iraq was born in Detroit. His case has been referred to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. "He's a dangerous guy with anti-American slogans and a deserter. It's someone we want to get off the street immediately," Richter said. On handwritten notes on government-issued paper, he curses the military, freedom and the...
  • [Spanish] Socialist leader met with March 11 terrorist in jail

    03/24/2005 4:57:26 AM PST · by Reader of news · 10 replies · 871+ views
    Fernando Huarte Santamaría, a leader of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) in the northern city of Gijón, Asturias, contacted Algerian terrorist Benesmail Abdelkrim in the Villabona prison in 2001. Huarte even got Abdelkrim a furlough to go to the dentist and paid his bill; the two last met in October 2004. A few days later, the police arrested Abdelkrim and found the address of a well-known ETA terrorist in his pocket. Abdelkrim served time with two other notorious prisoners, Spaniard Antonio Toro Castro and Moroccan Rafá Zouhier, two police informants accused in the March 11, 2004 bombings. In April 1997...
  • ‘Nazi’ files incriminate top Iraqis

    04/19/2003 4:07:54 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 749+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 20, 2003 | Marie Colvin
    HER dusty file was one of hundreds of thousands of documents stacked in a house in a wealthy neighbourhood of Baghdad. Asma Rasheed married a pilot, lived comfortably in the presidential compound of Saddam Hussein and directed a microbiology programme that was not supposed to exist. Rasheed’s light blue folder has emerged from a huge archive seized by forces loyal to Ahmed Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress, which opposed Saddam. The archive — a dark who’s who of Iraq — reveals the tiniest details of blandishments and humiliations by a paranoid regime that shared the Nazis’ obsession...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 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!
  • Farooqi's death raises doubts in Pearl case

    09/29/2004 9:15:01 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 2 replies · 362+ views
    United Press International ^ | 9/29/2004 | Anqar Iqbal
    Suspect's death raises doubts in Pearl caseBy Anwar Iqbal UPI South Asian Affairs Analyst Published 9/29/2004 6:27 PM WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The death of a terror suspect in Pakistan this weekend has raised fresh questions about the beheading of an American journalist almost three years ago. New information about the suspect, Amjad Farooqi, indicates that he, and not the man convicted for the murder of Daniel Pearl, plotted the journalist's abduction and the subsequent decapitation. Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was abducted in Karachi, Pakistan, on Jan. 23, 2002. A video released by his abductors showed masked...
  • Trucker shot by Tennessee trooper being investigated for terrorist ties

    08/31/2004 10:24:29 PM PDT · by JDGreen123 · 38 replies · 1,327+ views
    WSMV TV4 - Nashville, TN ^ | 08/31/04 | AP wire
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say the unusual behavior of a New York truck driver who was pulled over for speeding and then shot during a confrontation with a state trooper has prompted them to investigate possible terrorist ties. Mohammed Medhat Karim, 46, was pulled over Monday by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Thomas C. Kilpatrick for speeding on U.S. Highway 64 in Wayne County, about 80 miles southwest of Nashville. As Kilpatrick was returning with the citation, authorities said Karim backed into the trooper's car, and "there was a confrontation at that time." Kilpatrick fired several shots, striking the driver...
  • The Chalabi Fiasco Continues

    08/11/2004 5:20:21 AM PDT · by OESY · 275+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 11, 2004 | Editorial
    It's hard to see how the weekend arrest warrants for Ahmed Chalabi and his nephew Salem Chalabi advance the rule of law and the cause of justice in Iraq. If nothing else, they raise the question of judicial priorities. Moqtada al Sadr, after all, remains on the loose. And despite the recent pounding his Mahdi militia has been taking from American forces, there is no indication that Iraq's new government intends to enforce its arrest warrant for the cleric himself. Meanwhile, Iraq's Central Bank Governor has said that he issued no counterfeiting complaint against Ahmed Chalabi, contrary to the claims...
  • Weasels Blocked U.S. Probe of U.N. Oil Scam

    07/08/2004 8:57:21 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 23 replies · 1,321+ views
    The New York Post ^ | July 6, 2004 | Niles Lathem
    Transcripts of secret U.N. Security Council sessions show that U.S. and British diplomats were constantly thwarted by their French, Russian and Chinese counterparts while investigating Saddam Hussein's dirty deals under the oil-for-food program. Minutes of meetings of the so-called 661 Committee — the U.N. Security Council panel that oversaw Iraq sanctions and the oil-for-food program — have been recently turned over to U.S. congressional committees investigating the $10 billion bribery kickback scandal, officials said. According to a top congressional investigator who has read the highly sensitive documents, the minutes confirm that there was widespread knowledge inside the United Nations years...
  • Bomb kills oil-for-food auditor (occurred 7/1/04)

    07/07/2004 2:14:51 PM PDT · by BMC1 · 18 replies · 691+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 3, 2004 | Unknown
    An Iraqi official heading an inquiry into alleged corruption in the UN oil-for-food programme was killed by a bomb on Thursday, it has been revealed. The official, Ihsan Karim, died in hospital after a bomb placed under one of the cars in his convoy exploded. The board he headed had been given independence from the government as it investigated commissions paid to members of the former regime. In return, the regime allegedly gave billions of dollars worth of contracts. The General Accounting Office of the US government has said that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his associates raised some...

    07/04/2004 9:00:11 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 26 replies · 839+ views
    IRAQI CORRUPTION INVESTIGATOR KILLED The Iraqi official heading the investigation into alleged corruption in the UN oil-for-food programme has been murdered. Ihsan Karim, head of the Board of Supreme Audit, died in hospital after a bomb attack on his car. The bomb had been placed under one of the cars in his convoy on Thursday.
  • Iraqi Probing Oil-For-Food Scandal Killed

    07/03/2004 5:16:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 561+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/3/04 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iraqi official killed this week in a car bombing was in charge of the Iraqi investigation into allegations that the ousted regime siphoned billions from the U.N. oil-for-food program, an official of an Iraqi political party said Saturday. Ehsan Karim, head of the Finance Ministry's audit board, died Thursday of injuries suffered that day when a bomb exploded as he was heading for work. His driver and bodyguard also were killed. As head of the ministry audit board, Karim was in charge of the Iraqi probe into the oil-for-food scandal, Entifadh Qanbar, spokesman of Iraqi National...
  • Iraq Official Heading Oil-For-Food Probe Killed (Thursday)

    07/03/2004 10:14:28 AM PDT · by idkfa · 52 replies · 598+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 3, 2004 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi official heading the investigation into alleged corruption in the United Nations oil-for-food program was killed in a bomb attack earlier this week, officials familiar with the probe said on Saturday. Ihsan Karim, head of the Board of Supreme Audit, died in hospital after a bomb placed under one of the cars in his convoy exploded on Thursday, the officials said. Iraq's former U.S. Governor Paul Bremer gave the board independence from the executive branch of government and appointed Karim as its head in April. The board appointed international accountants Ernst and Young in May to...
  • Suspect Describes Ordeal of Slain Reporter

    01/22/2003 10:54:23 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 446+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/22/03 | DAVID ROHDE
    ARACHI, Pakistan — The nursery where they killed him, one year on, is oddly peaceful. Lush mango, palm and pomegranate trees are in bloom, their thick, green leaves whispering in a gentle breeze.The cinder-block storehouse where he was executed is empty, save for some flower pots, a cot and crumpled packs of cigarettes strewn across the floor. The 10-foot by 15-foot main room still has a metal door and metal shutters that can be padlocked. Sounds of life reach the room: birds chirping and cars driving past to a nearby religious school run by Al Rashid Trust, an organization...

    09/18/2002 12:47:58 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 324+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/18/02 | Post Wire Services
    <p>September 18, 2002 -- Pictures and descriptions of U.S. landmarks - including at least one military base -were found on a laptop computer seized from alleged Sept. 11 organizer Ramzi Binalshibh, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>Investigators also found a flight-simulator program similar to the kind the Sept. 11 hijackers used for training, ABC News reported.</p>