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  • Group Tied to Pakistani Terrorist to Parade in Binghamton, NY

    03/31/2008 1:49:52 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 26 replies · 1,293+ views
    March 31, 2008 Group Tied to Pakistani Terrorist to Parade in Binghamton, NY Instead of those plastic toy swords sold at normal parades, they will be selling replicas of the one used by Mohammed to behead infidels.... The city of Binghamton, New York granted a group with ties to Islamic terrorist Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani a permit to publicly celebrate Milad-un-Nabi, or Muhammed’s birthday, in the streets of Binghamton this Saturday. The Muslims of the Americas (MOA), the name used by Jamaat ul Fuqra, or “Community of the Impoverished,” was issued a permit for a public celebration that includes a...
  • Sudanese Christian mom reportedly taking refuge at US embassy

    06/27/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/27/14 | foxnews.com
    The Sudanese Christian woman who was detained by police a day after her death sentence was lifted is reportedly now taking refuge in the U.S. embassy in Khartoum after receiving death threats from inside the Islamic nation.
  • Arab Rejectionism from Khartoum to Ramallah

    03/26/2014 5:50:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 26, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Arab Rejectionism from Khartoum to RamallahPosted By Ari Lieberman On March 26, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Following the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel offered to return land acquired during the conflict to her defeated Arab enemies in exchange for peace. On September 1, 1967 the Arab League, convening in Khartoum, Sudan drafted its predictable response to the Israeli overture in the form of the now infamous “Three No’s” proclamation: “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it…”Nothing has changed since then. Arabs still maintain their...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Khartoum"(1966)

    09/15/2013 2:02:07 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966
  • Obama’s Brother Works With Man Who Attacked US Embassy

    05/25/2013 9:41:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Shoebat ^ | May 24, 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    Since the IRS scam has become the most momentous topic of the day, we now know, thanks to my father, that Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, is deeply associated with Omar al-Bashir, the one who was behind the attack on the US embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, which occurred at around the same time as the Benghazi attack ... Malik is the Executive Secretary for the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), which is stationed in Khartoum, Sudan, and which has its primary focus in expanding Wahhabist Islam in the African subcontinent. It was also in Khartoum, as I have written on before, where...
  • 'A Q Khan (Pakistani nuke scientist) visited Timbuktu for uranium'

    02/17/2004 6:03:16 PM PST · by AM2000 · 6 replies · 902+ views
    rediff.com ^ | February 17, 2004 19:12 IST | Shyam Bhatia in London
    The London accountant who accompanied Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to Timbuktu on three occasions in 1998, 1999 and 2000 says the 'father' of the Pakistani bomb witnessed the digging of a well, toured an ancient Islamic library and enjoyed the views of the desert. A remote outpost in the middle of the West African desert, Timbuktu usually attracts explorers associated in the popular mind with the adventures of the comic character Tin Tin. And Pakistani dissidents told rediff.com the reason for Khan's visit to Timbuktu, part of landlocked West African state of Mali, was to prospect for uranium. They say...
  • Sudan rejects U.S. request to send Marines to secure embassy

    09/15/2012 12:06:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:08 GMT | Ulf Laessing
    KHARTOUM, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sudan has rejected a U.S. request to send a platoon of Marines to bolster security at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, the state news agency SUNA said on Saturday. *** "Sudan is able to protect the diplomatic missions in Khartoum and the state is committed to...
  • Marine unit en route to Sudan to secure US Embassy

    09/14/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | unattributed
    A U.S. official says an elite Marine rapid response team is headed to Sudan in the wake of violence and protests against the embassy in Khartoum. The deployment comes as Sudanese police opened fire on protesters trying to climb the walls of the U.S. Embassy. The Marine unit, known as a fleet antiterrorism security team, was sent in response to Friday's violence and as a precautionary measure, The move follows news that Marines arrived on the ground in Yemen to deal with the aftermath of another attack on the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Sanaa. They arrived in...
  • Jerusalem Post: Protesters jump over US Embassy walls in Sudan [Khartoum]

    09/14/2012 8:01:55 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post is reporting that protesters have jumped over the US Embassy walls in Khartoum, Sudan. This is on there scrolling breaking news. The next item is about the German Embassy in Khartoum being set on fire (about 30 minutes earlier).
  • Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

    07/09/2010 9:23:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 A former congressman pleaded guilty Wednesday to serving as an unregistered agent in Washington for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that the federal government said had ties to international terrorism. It was an odd outcome for Mark D. Siljander, who said he wanted to help bridge the gulf between Muslims and Christians. A Republican who attained one of Michigan's congressional seats from 1981 to 1987 with assistance from the Moral Majority, Siljander was outspoken about conservative social issues. Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift...
  • U.S. State Dept. Sending Critical [Pool & Picnicking] Resources to Sudan

    08/10/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 10, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Critical resources are needed in the troubled African nation of Sudan, and the U.S. Department of State is stepping up to the plate, so to speak, to provide those goods; specifically, State is ordering hundreds of patio furniture-sets for its embassy in Khartoum, and will order the high-end tables and chairs from a South African online retailer, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has learned. The patio beautification project coincides with today's conclusion of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip across the continent. During her travels she encouraged the governments of Sudan and South Sudan, meeting with South Sudanese President...
  • Sudan: North to Adopt Islamic Constitution

    10/15/2011 8:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    AllAfrica Global Media ^ | October 14, 2011
    Sudan will go ahead with plans to adopt an entirely Islamic constitution and strengthen Islamic law, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Wednesday, three months after its former civil war enemy South Sudan became independent. Juba seceded on July 9 after a referendum agreed under a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war between the mainly Muslim north and the South where most follow Christian and traditional beliefs. Bashir had said in December that Sudan would adopt an Islamic constitution if Juba seceded but many southerners had hoped he would not deliver on this. His comments will add...
  • For Yasser Arafat, crime certainly paid

    09/06/2011 3:01:05 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3rd September 2011 | Amir Oren
    'An official U.S. State Department document acknowledges that America knew Yasser Arafat was personally behind the 1973 murder of its Khartoum ambassador; the upcoming Palestinian statehood bid has much to thank the perpetrators for.'
  • Sudan objects to UN plans for new border troops

    10/16/2010 1:56:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2010 | unattributed
    The Sudanese government has said the UN cannot move new troops to its tense North-South border without its consent. It comes after the UN's peacekeeping chief said troops would be sent to "hotspots" at the request of the semi-autonomous South's president... in the run-up to a referendum on Southern independence due to be held in January... The referendum was part of a 2005 peace deal that ended the civil war. On Friday, UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said the UN force would increase its presence along the 2,000km (1,250 mile) border. He said the increase would be limited to...
  • Missouri Muslim Charity Director Pleads Guilty

    06/30/2010 12:41:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SNIPPET: "On Friday, Mubarak Hamed, the former director of the now defunct Islamic American Relief Agency-USA (IARA) based in Columbia, Missouri, pled guilty to three counts of a federal indictment charging that he illegally sent more than a million dollars to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions, conspiracy, and tax violations. Federal agents raided IARA's offices in 2004, seized its assets, and said it was part of a global network of similar Islamic charities that supported terrorist organizations. As part of his plea agreement, Hamed admitted the U.S.-based charity was part of this international network, with the IARA branch based...
  • The Islamic Republic of Sudan? (Does Iran Have a New Terrorist Weapons Factory in Sudan?)

    06/10/2010 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | JUNE 10, 2010 | JONATHAN SCHANZER
    A recent report in the Sudanese opposition media suggests that Iran may be operating a weapons factory near Khartoum. Have the two countries taken their military alliance to the next level? The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle...
  • Presidential Memorandum--Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia...

    06/09/2010 8:39:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 124+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 9, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-memorandum-unexpected-urgent-refugee-and-migration-needs-related-somal Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Presidential Memoranda The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2010 Presidential Memorandum--Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia and Food Pipeline Breaks for Refugee and Other Displaced Populations of Concern Globally Presidential Determination -- June 8, 2010 No. 2010-10 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Somalia and Food Pipeline Breaks for Refugee and Other Displaced Populations of Concern Globally By the authority vested in me by the...
  • U.S. prison frees terrorist who plotted to kill Golda Meir

    02/20/2009 10:14:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,894+ views
    AP via HAARETZ.com ^ | Last update - 07:26 20/02/2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado, said Carl Rusnok, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman. Rusnok said a federal immigration judge had signed a deportation order for Al-Jawary."
  • Russian Mogul's Planes Took al-Qaida, Taliban Gold To Sudan

    09/03/2002 10:53:30 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 31 replies · 625+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | 9/3/2002 | Staff
    Russian Mogul's Planes Took al-Qaida, Taliban Gold To Sudan9-3-2 Planes owned by Russian businessman Viktor Bout have been used to fly al-Qaida and Taliban gold to Sudan in recent weeks, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Several shipments of gold were delivered by boat from Karachi, Pakistan, to either Iran or the United Arab Emirates, the newspaper said, citing unidentified European intelligence officials. From there, the gold was flown on charted planes to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, where al-Qaida has broad business contacts, the paper said. European officials believe the gold was transported by Air Bas, an airline set up...
  • Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam

    10/25/2003 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 4,934+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/03/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    IN A LITTLE-NOTICED DECISION in a New York courtroom on September 25, 2003, a man described as Osama bin Laden's "best friend" got some good news. U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts ruled that Mahmdouh Mahmud Salim could not be sentenced to life in prison. Salim--who was present at the founding of al Qaeda in 1989 and who was for years one of bin Laden's most trusted confidants--had been captured in Germany in 1998 and extradited to the United States for prosecution related to his role in the grand conspiracy that resulted in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in...
  • American gunned down by Islamists in Sudan

    01/05/2008 2:50:02 PM PST · by ddtorquee · 3 replies · 228+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 4, 2007
    A previously unknown militant group claimed responsibility on a militant Web site for the slaying of a U.S. diplomat in Sudan on New Year's Day, according to an intelligence group monitoring extremist groups. "We can't authenticate this communique, which is posted by a member of the forum, but at the same time, because there is a claim of responsibility, we chose to send it out to our subscribers," Rita Katz told The Associated Press. Katz is the director of monitoring institute, SITE Intelligence Group. Katz added that she had never heard of the group before. The group calls itself Ansar...
  • Group claims US diplomat's murder in Sudan

    01/04/2008 3:34:41 PM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 76+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | January 04 2008
    Khartoum (4 January) - A hitherto unknown Sudanese Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the murder of an United States diplomat and his driver. They were shot dead in Khartoum on New Year's Day. The group, Ansar al-Tawhid, made the claim on the internet, saying the men were killed because the Americans were trying to establish Christianity in Sudan. The chauffeur was said to have bartered away his religion.
  • US diplomat killed in Sudan shooting

    01/01/2008 5:52:49 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies · 202+ views
    AP Via Yahoo! News ^ | January 1, 2008 | MOHAMED OSMAN
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - An American diplomat and his driver were shot to death Tuesday in the Sudanese capital, the U.S. Embassy said, a day after a joint African Union-United Nations force took over peacekeeping in Sudan's Darfur region. It was not immediately known if the motive for the attack was political or a random crime. "This afternoon, the American officer succumbed to his injuries and passed away," said Walter Braunohler, the spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum. Braunohler said the diplomat, whose name was not released, worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Sudanese Foreign Ministry identified...
  • Sword-Waving Protesters Call for Death of Teacher Who Named a Bear Muhammad

    12/01/2007 2:10:27 AM PST · by america4vr · 67 replies · 329+ views
    The Guardian ^ | December 1, 2007 | The Guardian Staff
    Carrying swords and machetes and waving green Islamic flags, protesters marched through the streets of Khartoum yesterday demanding the execution of British teacher Gillian Gibbons. "No one lives who insults the prophet," read one of the banners outside the British embassy. More than 1,000 Muslim demonstrators in the Sudanese capital called for her to be shot or stabbed for insulting Islam after her pupils called a teddy bear Muhammad. Gibbons, 54, of Liverpool, was sentenced on Thursday night to 15 days in jail followed by deportation in a case that has attracted international condemnation. Last night she was moved from...
  • 10 African peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack

    09/30/2007 9:44:17 AM PDT · by Republicain · 9 replies · 138+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/30/2207 | Mohamed Hasni
    KHARTOUM -- At least 10 African Union (AU) troops have been killed and 50 reported missing from their base in Sudan's western Darfur region, in the bloodiest attack on the peacekeeping force, the AU said Sunday. "At least 10 soldiers were killed, seven wounded, and dozens are missing," African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) spokesman Noureddine Mezni said of the attack Saturday night on Haskanita base in southern Darfur. An AU statement said 50 personnel were missing after a "sustained attack by a large-and-organized group of heavily-armed men," who broke into the camp with 30 vehicles, forcing AU troops to...
  • Sudan accuses US of involvement in a foiled sabotage plot

    07/16/2007 12:52:11 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 323+ views
    Sudan Tribune ^ | July 16, 2007 | Wasil Ali
    July 16, 2007 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese government accused the US for the first time of involvement in a sabotage plot foiled yesterday. Sudanese security services on Saturday arrested the leaders of the Umma Reform and Renewal opposition party over allegations of planning sabotage actions in the country. The former presidential assistant was arrested along with a number of retired army generals, including retired general Mohamed Ali Hamid, who worked as deputy director of security in the late eighties, as well as former minister of tourism, Abdeljalil al-Basha. Sudan’s preisdential adviser Nafi Ali Nafi told Al Jazeera news channel...
  • Sudan says opposition leader sought Libya’s support for coup attempt

    07/14/2007 3:46:14 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 177+ views
    July 14, 2007 (KHARTOUM, Sudan) — Sudan’s security services said that Libya made them aware of a planned coup attempt led by an opposition leader. Sudanese security forces arrested opposition party leader Mubarak al-Fadil chairman of Umma Party (Reform and Renewal) earlier today without providing reasons. Al-Fadil’s party issued a statement today recieved by Sudan Tribune saying that a group of twelve men stormed his residence during the early morning hours and "brutally assaulting members of his household". Sudan’s security services said that Al-Fadil was recruiting people from Kordofan and Blue Nile area to carry out attacks in Khartoum....
  • Sudan - Airplane hijacked at Khartoum airport by gunman, diverted to Chad

    01/24/2007 12:13:08 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 1,772+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 27, 2007
    SUDANESE PLANE HIJACKED AT KHARTOUM AIRPORT BY GUNMAN, DIVERTED TO CHAD'S CAPITAL N'DJAMENA - AN OFFICIAL SAYS
  • Protesters call for Darfur action

    09/17/2006 1:51:39 AM PDT · by rightgrafix · 9 replies · 345+ views
    BBC ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, 17 September 2006, 06:40 GMT 07:40 UK
    Protesters demanding an end to conflict in Sudan's Darfur region are staging a day of demonstrations around the world. Activists will rally in several capital cities, calling on the government in Khartoum to allow United Nation peacekeepers into Darfur. Khartoum has dismissed the protests, saying those taking part have been misled by the international media. Tens of thousands of people have died and up to two million have been displaced in three years of conflict. The US and France have both said a genocide is taking place in Darfur, with the US directly accusing Khartoum of responsibility. On Saturday UK...
  • The Truth about Bill Clinton and Terrorism (FR Compilation Thread)

    09/08/2006 9:58:02 AM PDT · by Howlin · 155 replies · 5,305+ views
    Free Republic ^ | September 8, 2006 | Various Sources
    Lopez: In sum, how many times did Bill Clinton lose bin Laden?Miniter: Here's a rundown. The Clinton administration:1. Did not follow-up on the attempted bombing of Aden marines in Yemen.2. Shut the CIA out of the 1993 WTC bombing investigation, hamstringing their effort to capture bin Laden.3. Had Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a key bin Laden lieutenant, slip through their fingers in Qatar.4. Did not militarily react to the al Qaeda bombing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.5. Did not accept the Sudanese offer to turn bin Laden.6. Did not follow-up on another offer from Sudan through a private back channel.7. Objected to...
  • Entire Darfur Village Of 55,000 Flees After Raids By Janjaweed Gunmen

    02/03/2006 5:59:51 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 453+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2006 | David Blair
    Entire Darfur village of 55,000 flees after raids by Janjaweed gunmen By David Blair in Menawashi (Filed: 04/02/2006) Exhausted refugees were building ramshackle shelters in a dry river bed yesterday after 55,000 people fled a raid mounted by the Janjaweed militia in the Sudanese province of Darfur. It was the biggest movement of refugees there so far this year. The victims, many of whom have fled attacks twice or even three times before, are camped around the town of Menawashi in southern Darfur. They abandoned the nearby town of Mershing after two attacks from the pro-regime militia in the space...
  • ("Palestinian" 'friends') U.S. GOVT: Arafat personally approved 1973 attack on U.S. diplomats

    06/15/2006 1:11:18 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 298+ views
    Gabrielle Goldwater ^ | Gabrielle Goldwater
    Via email from Gabrielle Goldwater. U.S. Government: Arafat personally approved 1973 attack on U.S. diplomats in Khartoum   Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E-6, Documents on Africa, 1973-1976 Released by the Office of the Historianwww.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/nixon/e6/67234.htm THE SEIZURE OF THE SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY IN KHARTOUMSummary In the early evening hours of 1 March 1973, eight Black September Organization (BSO) terrorists seized the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Khartoum as a diplomatic reception honoring the departing United States Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) was ending. After slightly wounding the United States Ambassador and the Belgian Charge d'Affaires, the terrorists took these officials plus the...
  • Activists Urge Sudan Divestment ("Terrorism Investments of the 50 States")

    03/04/2006 7:47:18 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 677+ views
    MorningSentinel ^ | Saturday, March 04, 2006 | By CHUIN-WEI YAP
    WATERVILLE -- Mainers should push the Maine State Retirement System to divest $50 million of its investments in international companies operating in war-torn Sudan, a group of activists said Friday. A bill currently in the Statehouse to force the divestment, L.D. 1758, hangs in the balance, said Wells Staley-Mays, an adviser to the Fur Cultural Revival. He was speaking at a Colby College event alongside three Sudanese refugees. "Fur" refers to a major non-Arab tribe in the Sudanese region of Darfur -- an area the size of Texas, whose name literally means "home of the Furs" -- now threatened with...
  • Sudan wants UN investigation into American strike of 1998

    08/21/2005 10:22:10 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 586+ views
    Sudan wants an investigation into strike American of 1998 KHARTOUM - the Sudanese government reiterated Sunday a request for investigation by the United Nations on strike American missiles which had destroyed in 1998 a pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum. They suspected it of producing chemical weapons. Khartoum invites in an official statement the Security Council of UNO "to inquire into the charges of the United States uttered to attack factory Al-Chifa seven years ago". The text was published at the time of the 7th anniversary of strike. "This painful memory should be a lesson for the international community to include/understand...
  • Twelve Pair Visit Syriana:Matt Damon & George Clooney come back together for political thriller

    05/26/2004 6:51:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 633+ views
    FilmStew.comDaily ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2004 | Mark Umbach
    Matt Damon and George Clooney come back together for political thriller Matt Damon and George Clooney, who are currently working together on Steven Soder-bergh's Ocean's Eleven sequel - Ocean's Twelve, will reteam for the Stephen Gaghan-helmed political thriller Syriana. In addition, Amanda Peet is in final negotiations to join the project. Set up at Warner Bros., Clooney and Soderbergh's studio-based Section Eight will produce the project with shooting slated to begin during the summer. Gaghan adapted the script, which is loosely based on the Robert Baer non-fiction novel See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the...
  • Tehran's Terror Master

    05/26/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Clark · 37 replies · 2,275+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 5/26/2005 | Patrick Devenny
    Early on the morning of March 16th, 1984, William Buckley left for work at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Officially, Mr. Buckley, a decorated veteran of the Special Forces, served as the political officer at the embassy. In reality, however, Mr. Buckley was the embassy’s CIA station chief. On his way to the compound, Buckley’s car was stopped by a group of masked men, who forced him from his car at gunpoint. His assailants would later be identified as terrorists from the group Islamic Jihad, which served as an alias for the real perpetrators, Hezbollah. The circumstances surrounding the...
  • Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda

    11/12/2004 11:09:57 AM PST · by Peach · 49 replies · 4,315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2004 | Christopher S. Carson
    Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda By Christopher S. Carson FrontPageMagazine.com | November 15, 2004 The Report of the 9/11 Commission has been digested, and the news media outlets have seized upon it as confirmation of their view that al Qaeda is a kind of purely stateless entity that never had "operational links" with rogue states like Iraq. Somehow, goes the thrust of the Report, Osama bin Laden was for years able to finance, train and supply an international terrorist corporation that had ongoing jihad operations in fifty countries - by himself, on no more than a $30 million personal...
  • Powell Threatens Sudan with U.N. Resolution

    06/29/2004 4:01:06 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 27 replies · 275+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 29, 2004
    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell threatened the Sudanese government with unspecified U.N. Security Council action on Tuesday if it fails to crack down on Arab militias whose actions he said are approaching genocide against African villagers in the western Darfur region. "Unless we see more movement soon...it may be necessary for the international community to begin considering other actions, to include Security Council action," Powell told a news conference with Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail.The United States wants Khartoum to end attacks by the militias, provide full access for humanitarian aid and restart political talks with...
  • Muslim killing Muslim in Sudan

    06/20/2004 3:08:03 AM PDT · by risk · 26 replies · 1,638+ views
    A refugee from the village of Kailek tends a camp fire in Kas, Sudan. (Sudarsan Raghavan/Knight Ridder) Muslim killing Muslim in Sudan By Sudarsan Raghavan Knight Ridder News Service     KAILEK, Sudan -- The white-robed men on horseback shot two of Hamid Rahman's boys that scorching afternoon. They were 3 and 6. But they weren't the youngest or the weakest to die. The Arab marauders targeted the blind, the disabled, the women carrying children -- anyone who couldn't run fast enough.     "They killed even babies," recalled Rahman, 40, a survivor with sad, glassy eyes.     Here, in the...
  • Editorial: Out of sight ... World must not ignore horrors in Sudan; Ghosts of Rwanda - PBS FRontline

    03/30/2004 1:47:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 214+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/30/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>Exactly 10 years ago the world stood by as a genocidal rampage by ethnic Hutus against ethnic Tutsis in Rwanda claimed as many as 800,000 lives. Now something similar may be unfolding in western Sudan, a region even more remote from the world's gaze. Will humanity bestir itself to act, or will history repeat itself?</p>
  • Khan made trips to Niger, Sudan

    02/23/2004 8:27:58 PM PST · by piasa · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2004 | CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
    WASHINGTON: The famous African explorer Dr David Livingstone might have been impressed, even if the agenda was suspect. Pakistan’s disgraced nuclear proliferator-hero Abdul Qadeer Khan traversed the breadth of Africa in his hey day as a nuclear salesman , going to as romantic a getaway as Casablanca in Morocco and as remote an outpost as Timbuktu in Mali.   US officials might dearly like to get hold of Khan’s travel agent, or simply his itinerary, since he seems to have pretty much charted his own course during his profligate proliferating days. According to accounts now surfacing in the Pakistani media,...
  • The Clinton View of Iraq-al Qaeda Ties

    ARE AL QAEDA'S links to Saddam Hussein's Iraq just a fantasy of the Bush administration? Hardly.
  • The Clinton View of Iraq-al Qaeda Ties

    12/21/2003 10:43:58 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 9 replies · 55+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Stephen F. Hayes
    ARE AL QAEDA'S links to Saddam Hussein's Iraq just a fantasy of the Bush administration? Hardly. The Clinton administration also warned the American public about those ties and defended its response to al Qaeda terror by citing an Iraqi connection. For nearly two years, starting in 1996, the CIA monitored the al Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Khartoum, Sudan. The plant was known to have deep connections to Sudan's Military Industrial Corporation, and the CIA had gathered intelligence on the budding relationship between Iraqi chemical weapons experts and the plant's top officials. The intelligence included information that several top chemical weapons...
  • The Clinton View of Iraq-al Qaeda Ties

    12/19/2003 7:40:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 477+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/29/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Connecting the dots in 1998, but not in 2003. ARE AL QAEDA'S links to Saddam Hussein's Iraq just a fantasy of the Bush administration? Hardly. The Clinton administration also warned the American public about those ties and defended its response to al Qaeda terror by citing an Iraqi connection.For nearly two years, starting in 1996, the CIA monitored the al Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Khartoum, Sudan. The plant was known to have deep connections to Sudan's Military Industrial Corporation, and the CIA had gathered intelligence on the budding relationship between Iraqi chemical weapons experts and the plant's top officials. The...
  • Al-Jazeera Khartoum (Sudan) Office Closed (Lies And Distortion)

    12/19/2003 3:01:15 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 118+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-19-2003
    Al-Jazeera Khartoum office closed The Sudanese authorities have closed the Khartoum office of Arabic satellite television station al-Jazeera and detained one of its correspondents. The country's official news agency accused al-Jazeera and its reporter Islam Salih Bello of lies and distortion. Police raided the office on Wednesday, seizing equipment including cameras. Staff said they had often received threats from Sudan's national security forces over their coverage of events. An official statement from the Sudanese National Security Authority said al-Jazeera, through its Khartoum office and its correspondent, Mr Belo, "took to preparing and transmitting a number of programmes and materials stuffed...
  • CASE CLOSED (Osama-Saddam Link Proved in Intel Cmte Brief)

    11/14/2003 5:15:05 PM PST · by RobFromGa · 392 replies · 13,604+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 14, 2003 | Stephen Hayes
    Case ClosedFrom the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.by Stephen F. Hayes 11/24/2003, Volume 009, Issue 11     Email a Friend   Respond to this article OSAMA BIN LADEN and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for al Qaeda--perhaps even for Mohamed Atta--according to a top secret U.S. government memorandum obtained by...
  • US halts operations at Sudan embassy due to 'specific' threat

    11/10/2003 10:22:23 AM PST · by knighthawk · 31 replies · 124+ views
    The US embassy in Khartoum has announced it will suspend operations for a week from November 12 due to a "specific" threat against American interests in the Sudanese capital. "The US embassy will suspend normal operations as of November 12," the embassy said in a statement, noting it would also be closed on November 11 for the Veterans' Day holiday in the United States. "This action is the result of a credible and specific threat to US interests in Khartoum."
  • US to suspend operations at Khartoum embassy due to "specific" threat

    11/10/2003 7:40:12 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 10 replies · 153+ views
    Monday November 10, 10:26 PM
    The US embassy announced it would suspend operations for a week from November 12 due to a "specific" threat against American interests in the Sudanese capital. "The US embassy will suspend normal operations as of November 12," the embassy said in a statement Monday. The embassy noted it would also be closed on November 11 for the Veterans' Day holiday in the United States. "This action is the result of a credible and specific threat to US interests in Khartoum," it said, without elaborating.
  • Sudan snubs Powell, says Hamas, Jihad 'freedom fighters'

    10/23/2003 3:09:43 PM PDT · by anotherview · 19 replies · 107+ views
    AP/The Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 October 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Oct. 23, 2003 Sudan snubs Powell, says Hamas, Jihad 'freedom fighters' By ASSOCIATED PRESS KHARTOUM, Sudan Sudan's ruling party said Hamas and Islamic Jihad are not terror groups, but forces committed to ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories, according to reports published Thursday. The comments made by Ibrahim Ahmed Omar, the secretary general of the ruling National Congress Party, followed U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's call on Khartoum a day earlier to expel members of the groups. "Sudan's position toward Hamas and Jihad is clear: these are two Islamic forces struggling for the sake of (liberation of) their homeland,"...
  • Panic in Khartoum: Foreigners Shake Hands, Make Penises Disappear

    10/22/2003 11:14:43 AM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 92 replies · 2,072+ views
    During September 2003, mass hysteria spread through Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, which was ultimately quelled by police intervention and statements made by the health minister. The panic was caused by rumors of foreigners roaming the city and shaking men's hands, making their penises disappear. The rumors were spread rapidly by text messages on cellular phones, and diverted the public's attention from a breakthrough in negotiations in Kenya between Sudanese Vice President Ali Othman and SPLA leader John Garang. [1] Several versions of the story circulated and not all involved foreigners: Initially, it was claimed that the perpetrators belonged...