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  • Terrorism Charges Have Been Brought Against 13 Members of the Pro-Iran Saudi Hizballah

    03/16/2015 6:02:22 AM PDT · by piasa · 12 replies
    FBI National Press Office | June 21, 2001
    Nearly five years after a powerful truck bomb ripped through a U.S. military housing complex in Saudi Arabia – killing 19 Americans and wounding 372 – terrorism charges have been brought against 13 members of the pro-Iran Saudi Hizballah, or “Party of God.” Another, as yet unidentified, person who is linked to the Lebanese Hizballah has also been charged in the attack. According to the indictment returned today by a Federal Grand Jury in Alexandria, Virginia, nine of the fourteen are charged with 46 separate criminal counts including: conspiracy to kill Americans and employees of the United States, to use...
  • Tehran's master terrorist Iman Mughniyah and the road to 9/11

    02/08/2015 5:24:35 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Hughes
    part one: http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/The-Iran-Threat/Tehrans-master-terrorist-Imad-Mughniyah-and-the-forgotten-road-to-911part-I-of-II-390278 Before Bin Laden and 9/11 Tehran’s master terrorist had killed more Americans than any terrorist in history, Imad Mughniyah was America’s most wanted with a 5 million dollar bounty. With the Islamic Republic of Iran’s help he built a global nexus of militant warfare and terrorist operations. The road to 9/11, it was Imad who introduced Osama Bin laden to Khomeini’s cult of the Islamic Suicide Bomber. In late July 1996, American warships, a full complement of military hardware, and nearly 4,000 Marines, sailors and SEALs, were praying they could pull off the mission of their lives....
  • Terrorist attack survivors outraged by White House guest

    12/15/2011 5:09:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/14/11 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Survivors of a 1996 terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen are offendedthat an Iraqi official with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was welcomed to the White House this week. “Outrage at the visit to the White House really doesn’t describe what I feel,” said William M. Schooley, who survived the June 25, 1996, bombing of the Khobar Towers. “I watched outstanding airmen die that night and witnessed horrific carnage. The survivors of Khobar Towers have been swept under the rug and now have received the greatest insult,” he added. The Washington Times first reported...
  • Ex-Iran Guard commander visits White House with Iraq leader

    12/12/2011 7:34:12 PM PST · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    A former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the FBI says played a role in a 1996 terrorist attack that killed 19 U.S. servicemen, accompanied Iraq’s prime minister to the White House on Monday, attending an event at which President Obama trumpeted the end of the Iraq War. Hadi Farhan al-Amiri, transportation minister in Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government, was part of the delegation that visited the White House to discuss Iraq’s future and Iran’s influence there, among other topics. -excerpt - Louis J. Freeh, who served as FBI director in the Clinton administration and the early months...
  • US Drops Spy Charges Against Lobbyists

    05/01/2009 9:48:54 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies · 1,299+ views
    Military.com ^ | 05/01/2009 | AP
    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Federal prosecutors moved Friday to dismiss espionage-related charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists accused of disclosing classified U.S. defense information, ending a tortuous inside-the-Beltway legal battle rife with national security intrigue. Critics of the prosecution of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee accused the federal government of trying to criminalize the sort of back-channel discussions between government officials, lobbyists and reporters that are commonplace in Washington. AIPAC is an influential pro-Israel lobbying group. The indictment had alleged that Rosen and Weissman conspired to obtain and then disclose to journalists and the...
  • Self Loathing Patriots

    05/02/2008 8:57:28 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 3 replies · 114+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 05/02/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    John Hawkins of Conservative Grapevine and Right Wing News hit the nail on the head with his article:"Stop Apologizing for Being American". He explores the plethora of reasons why liberals bash America and whine about the history of our nation. It amazes me how we’ve got “people” in our country (Michael Moore, everyone on The View with the exception of Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Harry Reid etc) who insist that this nation has done so much harm to the world that they can barely stand to live in it. Yet, these are the same people that insist on...
  • The Empire Strikes Back - at Schwalier (Khobar Towers 'scapegoat' General)

    04/10/2008 9:41:33 AM PDT · by baa39 · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Air Force Magazine Daily Report eNewsletter ^ | April 9, 2008 | USAF Magazine Staff
    The Empire Strikes Back--at Schwalier: Defense Chief Robert Gates, top Pentagon lawyer Daniel Dell'Orto, and unnamed Justice Department confreres have struck yet another blow at Terryl J. Schwalier, Washington's designated Khobar Towers scapegoat. They have forced USAF to halt and reverse its efforts to restore Schwalier's second star after a 10-year struggle. The new decision was elaborated in a March 28 letter from Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne to the Air Force Review Boards Agency, ordering it to halt implementation of its recent decision to correct "an injustice" and retroactively promote Schwalier to major general. That corrective...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Iran ordered to pay $254 million in Khobar Towers bombing

    12/22/2006 9:01:22 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 1,153+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | December 22, 2006
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Islamic Republic of Iran to pay $254 million to the family of 17 U.S. servicemen killed in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia. The default judgment was entered against the Iranian government, its security ministry and the Revolutionary Guards after they failed to respond to the lawsuit, which was initiated more than four years ago. In issuing the $254.4 million judgment in the case, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth concluded that the Khobar Towers attack...
  • Judge: Iran Has Some Blame in '96 Attack [killing 19 Americans]

    12/22/2006 8:18:38 AM PST · by Hadean · 18 replies · 915+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/22/2006 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Iranian government is partly to blame for a 1996 terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans in Saudi Arabia, a federal judge ruled Friday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth allows the families of the victims of the Khobar Towers bombing to seek $254 million in compensation from the conservative Islamic regime in Tehran. Though intelligence officials have suspected a link between the Tehran government and the Saudi wing of Hezbollah, which the FBI has accused of carrying out the bombing, Friday's ruling is the first time a branch of the U.S. government has...
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Madeleine Albright criticizes Bush, war on terror (Iraq "greatest disaster in US foreign policy")

    09/21/2006 1:46:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies · 2,295+ views
    GW Hatchet ^ | 9/21/06 | Sarah Scire
    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized President George W. Bush's handling of the war on terror in a speech at Georgetown University Monday night. Albright was the guest of honor at the fourth annual Snowdon Lecture, a speech by a public figure addressing the intersection of faith and social justice in the world. In the speech sponsored by the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Albright attacked Bush's policies in Iraq and in third world countries. "I hope I'm wrong, but I'm afraid that Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy,"...
  • Let’s Examine This Dismal Record

    09/04/2006 8:25:13 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 350+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/04/06 | Purple Mountains
    As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, and also with the approach of the November elections, it is crucial to examine the record of the last Democratic administration in protecting us from the terrorism of Muslim extremists. I mention the November election because leading Democrats have made no secret of their plans to tie the Bush Administration into knots with impeachment hearings, cut off funding of the troops in Iraq, overturn the Patriot Act and drastically curtail foreign terrorist surveillance programs.
  • Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones (100 megaton nuclear powered vomit bag warning alert)

    08/18/2006 10:51:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 41 replies · 1,367+ views
    monsters and critics dot com ^ | 8-18-06 | Laszlo Trankovits, proudly displaying his kneepads
    Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones By Laszlo Trankovits Aug 18, 2006, 12:20 GMT Washington - Bill Clinton is a master of self invention. Nearly every American knows the photograph of the star-struck 16- year-old youth, worshipfully shaking the hand of President John F Kennedy - symbolic of his teenage dream to live in the White House someday. Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular presidency, Clinton is still mining the suggestive power of photographs. His picture is everywhere - at the AIDS conference in Toronto with Bill Gates, in Southeast Asia with the elder President...
  • Sen. Clinton Blasts Bush's Anti-Terrorism Record

    08/14/2006 1:08:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 116 replies · 2,652+ views
    Bush's Anti-Terrorism Record (CBS/AP) SCHENECTADY, N.Y. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a possible contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2008, on Monday criticized the Bush administration for failing to do enough to protect the country from terrorists. Clinton's comments came after authorities in the United Kingdom last week said they thwarted a terror plot involving airplanes bound from Britain to the United States. Conspirators allegedly planned to blow up as many as 10 planes flying from Britain to the United States using liquid explosives, which the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's security equipment cannot detect in carry-on luggage. "We've done...
  • I Love President Bush, but He Has Failed His Main Test

    07/28/2006 3:28:37 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 321+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/28/06 | Purple Mountains
    I disagree with the president on immigration, education and McCain-Finegold, but I remain one of his biggest supporters. Having said that, I must say that I worry most of all about the safety and security of my children and my grandchildren if a Democrat succeeds to the presidency in 2008. I have this worry because, although President Bush has been immense in protecting us from Islamic terrorists and in standing up to the vituperation heaped on him for so doing, he has NOT succeeded in convincing enough of the country that a global terrorist war is ongoing against us, and...
  • Katherine Harris Made My Grandchildren Safer

    06/30/2006 6:31:53 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 7 replies · 598+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 6/30/06 | Purple Mountains
    Regardless of what the Republican Party does about Katherine Harris in Florida this year, I will support her and give her my vote. If it were not for her courageous and rightful actions in 2000, we would undoubtedly be awash in Islamofascist terrorist acts all across the United States. Thousands more Americans would be dead. 9/11 would have seemed to be a picnic. Why do I say this? Because Al Gore would have been President during 9/11, and the sorry record on terrorism compiled by the Clinton-Gore administration would have been continued.
  • Family Mourns Airman's Lost Sacrifice (Khobar Towers)

    06/25/2006 8:53:50 AM PDT · by Diver Dave · 8 replies · 452+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 25, 2006 | Roger W. Hoskins - Bee Staff Writer
    For parents Richard and Kathy as well as brother Shawn Wood, June 25, 1996, always will be a day of infamy. That's when Airman 1st Class Justin Wood of Modesto was killed. Just a month before his 21st birthday, the Downey High School graduate was one of 19 Americans who died in a terrorist attack on Khobar Towers, a U.S. military housing facility in Saudi Arabia. As his parents relive the worst night and day of their lives, Kathy's eyes fill with tears. Richard's posture stiffens. Justin's older brother, Shawn, watches his parents. Justin wasn't supposed to be at Khobar...
  • Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd.

    06/25/2006 3:28:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies · 1,384+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | Sunday, June 25, 2006 | LOUIS J. FREEH
    Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd. BY LOUIS J. FREEH Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:01 a.m. Ten years ago today, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4,404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce...
  • BILL CLINTON - 42nd PRESIDENT, 1993-2001

    06/23/2006 4:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 151 replies · 4,892+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2006 | JASMIN K. WILLIAMS
    WILLIAM Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Ark. After his mother remarried, he took the family surname, Clinton. Clinton was a good student. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and even considered a professional musical career. While in high school, a fortuitous meeting with President John Kennedy led him to choose a life of public service.
  • Khobar Towers (as told by Louis Freeh - WOW!)

    06/23/2006 5:43:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 64 replies · 3,556+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 23, 2006 | Louis J. Freeh
    Khobar Towers June 23, 2006 The Wall Street Journal Louis J. Freeh Ten years ago this Sunday, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce the no-fly zone over southern Iraq....
  • Khobar Towers Shame – Ten Years After---The roots of Iranian terror.

    06/23/2006 5:35:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 848+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 23, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Brig. Gen. Terryl Schwalier was stunned when he read the account of the June 25, 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that appeared in my recent book, Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran. I was writing many years after the fact, drawing on sources from inside Iranian intelligence but also on published U.S. government reports. It was those U.S. reports that prompted General Schwalier to contact me a few months ago. “You paint a picture of significant government awareness that “Iran was up to something” in the months prior to the Khobar Towers attack,” he wrote...
  • Judge Dismisses Khobar Towers Case Against Iran

    06/09/2006 4:59:38 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 1,208+ views
    http://newsmax.com/ ^ | 6 9 06 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    WASHINGTON -- A magistrate judge in the District Court of Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit by the survivors and families of victims of the June 25, 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, that sought millions of dollars in damages against the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In an opinion handed down June 6, 2006, Judge Deborah A. Robinson asserted that the plaintiffs "offered no evidence regarding the action of any official, employee or agent" or the Iranian regime, its intelligence ministry (MOIS), or the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, IRGC. The opinion comes at a delicate...
  • The Second Sacking of Terryl Schwalier

    06/01/2006 4:57:40 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 2 replies · 529+ views
    air force magazine ^ | April 2006 | Rebecca Grant
    April 2006, Vol. 89, No. 4 The Khobar Towers commander thought he had finally received justice, but the story had an unhappy surprise ending. The Second Sacking of Terryl Schwalier By Rebecca Grant Remember Brig. Gen. Terryl J. Schwalier? A decade ago, he was a rising star in the Air Force, wrapping up a successful tour as commander of the 4404th Wing (Provisional) in Saudi Arabia and on the list for promotion. Then, disaster struck his troops. On the night of June 25, 1996, an unprecedentedly large terrorist truck-bomb exploded outside the Khobar Towers military billet in Dhahran, killing 19...
  • The Religion of Peace?

    11/01/2005 12:39:29 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 230+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 11/01/05 | Purple Mountains
    One of the things I like to do occasionally is to visit some political forums on the internet to see what people, other than those who are journalists or bloggers, are saying. Whenever I do, I am often amazed at the number of people who have greatly distorted ideas about the Muslim religion and about Muslim terrorism around the world. In my view, 1. Muslim terrorism is an extremely serious threat to all non-Muslims and to peaceful Muslims alike; 2. it has been happening, in greater or lesser dimensions, since the Middle Ages; 3. it has become much more serious...
  • Stop the Tape: FREEH SOUNDS LIKE HE'S GOT THE GOODS

    10/19/2005 10:17:11 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 41 replies · 3,163+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October 19, 2005 | The Truth Detector
    Freeh Sounds Like He's Got the Goods October 19, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen To Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence (Highly recommended by poster) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, now on to Louie Freeh, fulfilling a commitment made to you on Monday. There's a review of his book, "(My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror)," in the Washington Times today by Joseph C. Goulden, and the interesting passage from this review... Let me give you the first paragraph then go to the interesting passage. "Oh, let's cut right to the chase. Your primary...
  • Dear John: Fake Facts from a Clinton Pro

    10/19/2005 7:50:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies · 1,862+ views
    NewsMax ^ | October 19, 2005 | Charles R. Smith
    Former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta recently wrote a scathing article about former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh. Freeh made some harsh comments about his life at the FBI during the Clinton scandal years, and Podesta simply could not resist the knee-jerk urge to defend his ex-boss. Those who know me well also know that I have little love for the former FBI Director. His tenure at the helm of the bureau was a disaster. Freeh can best be described as a "Luddite" in terms of his understanding of modern technology. I am almost certain that his new book...
  • Why Clinton Wouldn't Call

    10/18/2005 5:15:30 AM PDT · by TheForceOfOne · 58 replies · 2,478+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 18, 2005 | Dick Morris
    FORMER FBI Director Louis Freeh writes movingly of his disappointment that Presi dent Bill Clinton did little or nothing to in tervene with the Saudi monarchy to let his agents question the accused perpetrators of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing. But he is at a loss to understand the president's conduct. In an earlier terror attack, the Saudis had cut off the heads of the suspected terrorists before the FBI could question them. To avoid a repeat, Freeh went to the president and emphasized the importance of intervening with the Saudis to allow questioning. The Saudis, of course, didn't want...
  • Freeh Continues Criticism of Clinton Terror Record

    10/17/2005 4:46:20 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies · 2,362+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 16, 2005 | By BRIAN KNOWLTON, International Herald Tribune
    The rancor between Louis Freeh and former President Bill Clinton, who appointed him director of the F.B.I. in 1993, was laid raw anew today as Mr. Freeh continued his assault on the Clinton administration's handling of terrorism, while a former presidential aide accused Mr. Freeh of an "astonishing string of failures that helped leave America vulnerable to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001." Mr. Freeh, appearing on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press" to promote a book he has written, repeated his assertion that the Clinton administration had failed to grasp the scope and severity of the threat of terrorism and had...
  • Not Home Freeh - Clinton And The Khobar Towers Investigation

    10/11/2005 4:54:33 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 14 replies · 709+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 11 October 2005 | William A. Mayer
    In June of 2001 a Federal Grand Jury in Alexandria Virginia returned a 46 count indictment against fourteen individuals thought responsible for the June 25, 1996 bombing of the US Air Force housing complex, Building 131 at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. Five years earlier, on the day of the Khobar bombing, never missing an opportunity to role-play as the sensitive but tough Chief Executive, Clinton proved once again that the most dangerous place to be in DC during his presidency - aside from Ft. Marcy Park - was between himself and a television camera, in this instance tersely making...
  • Documents Show State Department Warned Clinton About Bin Laden

    08/17/2005 7:01:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 80 replies · 1,762+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2005 | staff
    WASHINGTON — The State Department warned the Clinton administration in July 1996 that Usama bin Laden's (search) move to Afghanistan would give him more fertile ground to spread radical Islam, according to newly declassified documents. The documents, released by the legal advocacy group Judicial Watch on Wednesday, say that bin Laden would feel comfortable moving from Sudan to Afghanistan, which "has become an even more desirable location for extremists. Afghanistan may be an ideal haven as long as bin Laden can continue to run his businesses and financial networks."
  • Morris: Clinton Oblivious to Khobar Towers Terror Alert

    11/13/2001 4:54:37 PM PST · by spycatcher · 42 replies · 751+ views
    Newsmax/ Hannity Show ^ | Nov. 13, 2001 | Newsmax Staff
    Former chief White House political advisor Dick Morris revealed Tuesday that his former boss Bill Clinton cared so little about global terrorism that his own Assistant Secretary of State had trouble getting him to pay attention to a bomb threat against the Khobar Towers Air Force barracks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. "In 1996, I got a phone call from Dick Holbrooke," Morris told WABC Radio's Sean Hannity. "He said, 'We're getting hard intelligence that terrorists are planning another hit on our guys in Riyadh.... They're in the exact same building they were in when it was hit last time.'" In ...
  • 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...
  • Document: Bin Laden Evaded U.S. Forces

    03/22/2005 5:52:02 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 1,711+ views
    My Way News ^ | 3/22/05 | ROBERT BURNS/AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A terror suspect held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was a commander for Osama bin Laden during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s and helped the al-Qaida leader escape his mountain hideout at Tora Bora in 2001, according to a U.S. government document. The document, provided to The Associated Press in response to a Freedom of Information request, says the unidentified detainee "assisted in the escape of Osama bin Laden from Tora Bora." The detainee is not identified by name or nationality. He is described as being "associated with" al-Qaida and having called for a jihad,...
  • HEAR NO SEE NO EVIL

    12/05/2004 12:08:40 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 334+ views
    LET FREEDOM RINGINC.COM ^ | DECEMBER 5, 2004 | ARNOLD L. BEIZER
    The Clinton Administration had located Osama Bin Laden dead to rights in their sights and failed to fire a shot at him though he had been responsible for attacks on U.S. embassies and other al Qaeda murders. President Clinton’s State Dept. even turned down offers in 1996 and 1997 from the Sudan to turn over Bin Laden on a silver platter to American jurisdiction but Clinton declined the offers. Richard Minter in his book “Losing bin Laden” asserts that the State Dept. scuttled the chance to capture Bin Laden and that this no doubt could have prevented the 9/11 attacks...
  • LETTER OF APOLOGY

    10/22/2004 8:32:15 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 469+ views
    CATSPM.COM ^ | OBTOBER 21, 2004 | AUTHOR UNKNOWN
    Letter Of Apology Author unknown - sentiment shared. For good and ill, the Iraqi prisoner abuse mess will remain an issue. On the one hand, right thinking Americans will abhor the stupidity of the actions while on the other hand, political glee will take control and fashion this minor event into some modern day My Lai massacre. I heard some Arabs are asking for an apology. I humbly offer mine here: I am sorry that the last seven times we Americans took up arms and sacrificed the blood of our youth, it was in the defense of Muslims (Bosnia, Kosovo,...
  • Kerry serially minimizes the threat of terrorism. Silly comments after the 1996 Khobar bombings.

    10/20/2004 2:12:05 AM PDT · by TFine80 · 8 replies · 651+ views
    Federal News Service -- HEARING OF THE SENATE SELECT INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE -- L/N | AUGUST 1, 1996 | John Kerry
    PANEL I LOUIS J. FREEH, DIRECTOR FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ..... SEN. JOHN KERRY (D-MA): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Bryant, I've got a couple of questions that I'd like you to answer, or Director Freeh to answer, at a later date, and provide me, if you would, the answers. The first one has to do with the question of -- are things worse in the United States today than they have been throughout this century? I mean, there's a tendency, I think, an understandable tendency, when you have an attack such as this, as we've experienced in the last...
  • Ex-CIA chief gives terror alert

    10/12/2004 10:13:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 338+ views
    Valley Press . ^ | on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 | ALLISON GATLIN
    BAKERSFIELD - Terrorism and the battle to fight it did not begin on Sept. 11, 2001, and the battle will not be quickly or easily won. That was the message of Robert Gates, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to his audience at Saturday's Bakersfield Business Conference. "Terror is a global challenge that will take many years and many forms to defeat," Gates said. "What amazes me is how long it took for us to react to terror against us." The only officer in CIA history to rise from entry-level employee to director, Gates served as director from November...
  • "WHEN CLINTON LIED, NOBODY DIED" B.S.

    09/25/2004 1:27:27 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 51 replies · 2,223+ views
    GULFONE.COM ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2004 | COLONEL ROBERT PAPPAS,USMC (Ret)
    “When Clinton Lied, Nobody Died” B.S. by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret. The Democrat National Committee (DNC) is a past master at smear campaigns and predictably is the one that makes the most noise, like a child throwing a tantrum, when unvarnished truth comes back to haunt it. One of the hundreds of examples of Democrat smears appears as a Bumper Sticker (B.S.), “When Clinton lied, nobody died,” with the clear implication being that it was okay for Clinton to lie then, and for them to continue to lie now, just as the B.S. itself is a lie. As the...
  • "Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings" (Wall Street Journal, June 1993)

    04/10/2004 11:29:37 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 143 replies · 20,980+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 6/28/1993 | Laurie Mylroie
    Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. Much energy has been spent linking the terror to Islamic fundamentalism. Yet Saddam,...
  • Officials: U.S. 'outed' Iran's Spies in 1997 (Operation Sapphire)

    03/30/2004 5:04:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 41 replies · 269+ views
    USA Today ^ | Mar. 29, 2004 | Barbara Slavin
    <p>WASHINGTON — After a bombing killed 19 U.S. airmen at a barracks in Saudi Arabia in 1996, the Clinton administration struck back by unmasking Iranian intelligence officers around the world, significantly disrupting Iranian-backed terrorism, according to a high-level U.S. official and a former top official who was serving at the time of the operation.</p>
  • Leading to Disaster - For John Kerry, gutting intel is "common sense."

    03/10/2004 6:48:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 237+ views
    NRO ^ | March 10, 2004 | Barbara Comstock
    In the 1990s, John Kerry served eight years on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Despite such incidents as the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and the bombing of the Khobar Towers in 1996, Kerry proposed intelligence cuts throughout the 1990s and even asked his colleagues in 1997, "Now that [the Cold War] struggle is over, why is it that our vast intelligence apparatus continues to grow?" Fortunately, many of his liberal-Democratic colleagues understood that there were other threats, such as terrorism, that still abounded; it was rare for them even to agree with his proposed slashing of the intelligence budget....
  • Is Khobar Towers Testimony Being Silenced?

    12/23/2003 9:41:14 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 156+ views
    Insight ^ | Dec. 17, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler
    A senior government official says the State Department is interfering with a civil lawsuit, creating setbacks for family members of victims of the 1996 bombing of a military barracks in Saudi Arabia. The official, who spoke on condition that he not be named, told Insight that the State Department is taking "active measures" to prevent family members of some of the 19 victims of the Khobar Towers bombing from proceeding with a civil court case that alleges Iran sponsored the bombing and seeks a judgment against the Islamic nation which the State Department itself lists as a country that sponsors...
  • Freeh Links Iran To Khobar Bombing

    12/19/2003 8:16:45 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 9 replies · 291+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2003 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Former FBI director Louis Freeh testified yesterday that he believed there was "overwhelming evidence" that senior Iranian government officials financed and directed the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia. Freeh testified as a key witness on behalf of the families of 12 Americans killed in the bombing, who are suing the government of Iran. The former director took particular interest in the investigation into the bombing, traveling to Saudi Arabia soon after the June 25, 1996, explosion. The bombing ripped a dormitory in half and killed 19 Air Force servicemen and servicewomen. Freeh's testimony came at a fragile stage...
  • Ex-FBI director testifies for families in Khobar Towers bombing (Clinton Legacy)

    12/02/2003 7:10:25 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 3 replies · 179+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 02, 2003 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh testified in court Tuesday against the government of Iran on behalf of victims' families in the bombing of a U.S. military apartment building in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 Air Force personnel. In testimony that lasted less than five minutes, Freeh renewed some of his past assertions about an Iranian role in the bombing that also wounded hundreds of people on June 25, 1996. If the government allows it, Freeh may testify more extensively in the lawsuit on behalf of the victims' families, who are seeking compensation. A U.S. criminal case is pending...
  • 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...
  • Clinton & Khobar--One of the keys to understanding the war over the war on terrorism.

    11/03/2003 4:20:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies · 374+ views
    National Review ^ | 11-3-03 | Rich Lowry
    Wesley Clark the other day blamed the Bush administration for the intelligence failures leading to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. And Hillary Clinton said, darkly, that the administration's refusal to hand over documents to a 9/11 commission "unnecessarily raises suspicions that it has something to hide." Meanwhile, Condi Rice in a speech last week pointed to the failure to take terrorism seriously during the 1990s — in other words, she pointed to Clinton administration failures. The war over the war on terror has just begun. In this battle, it's useful to stick to specifics. Let's take,...
  • Clinton Assigns Blame [What did they know and when did they know it? Pre-GWB]

    05/27/2003 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 21 replies · 595+ views
    National Review ^ | Originally published: November 8, 2001 | Kevin M. Cherry
    Clinton Assigns BlameAnd, no, it’s not his fault.By Kevin M. Cherry, a writer living in Alexandria, Va..November 8, 2001 11:30 a.m.   n a speech at Georgetown University, President Bill Clinton blamed, in part, the United States for the terrorist attacks of September 11. Speaking to a group of about 1,000 students, the former president said that our nation is "paying a price" for slavery and for its treatment of the "significant number of native Americans" who "were dispossessed and killed."Osama bin Laden certainly has given no indication that he was concerned about the American sin of slavery —...
  • American Justice for Our Khobar Heroes

    05/23/2003 8:41:12 AM PDT · by jjm2111 · 3 replies · 210+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated May 20, 2003 12:48 a.m. | Louis J. Freeh
    <p>Responding to last week's terrorist attacks in Riyadh, President Bush declared that "the United States will find the killers, and they will learn the meaning of American justice." This is a president who is serious about fighting and winning the war on terrorism. The liberation of Iraq and the continued effort to bring al Qaeda to justice are all the proof anyone should need.</p>
  • Freeh: I Turned to Bush After Clinton Blocked Khobar Terror Probe

    05/21/2003 5:23:57 AM PDT · by hapy · 18 replies · 269+ views
    In a blistering indictment of his old boss's negligence in fighting the war on terrorism, former FBI Director Louis Freeh charged Tuesday that ex-President Clinton was so unhelpful during his agency's investigation into the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that he had to turn to former President Bush. Writing in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, Freeh described the Clinton White House as "unable or unwilling to help the FBI" gain access to key witnesses in the Khobar case because it feared exposing the role of Hezbollah and its state sponsor, Iran.