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  • SHOCK: White House: Taliban An "Armed Insurgency," Not A "Terrorist Group" Like ISIL

    01/28/2015 12:42:58 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 40 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 28, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    At Wednesday's White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz wouldn't call the Taliban a terrorist group, instead referring to it as "an armed insurgency." Video and transcript at link ...
  • The 'American Sniper's' preposterous post-Katrina New Orleans story: Jarvis DeBerry(barf alert)

    01/21/2015 2:28:08 PM PST · by BBell · 39 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/21/15 | Jarvis DeBerry
    Chris Kyle, the now-deceased Navy SEAL who is celebrated in Clint Eastwood's movie "American Sniper" was a proved liar. Jesse Ventura, the former military man, wrestler and governor of Minnesota, sued Kyle before he died, claiming that he defamed Ventura in his memoir, "American Sniper." Kyle claims to have punched out Ventura in a bar after Ventura bad-mouthed the troops who'd been sent to Iraq. Kyle was killed before the trial, but a jury determined that none of what he had written about Ventura was true and awarded Ventura $1.8 million. Because he's a proved liar, we should be awfully...
  • Report on 9/11 Suggests a Role by Saudi Spies; may have reported to Saudi government

    08/01/2003 8:08:11 PM PDT · by Brian S · 102 replies · 399+ views
    New York Times ^ | 08-01-03
    Report on 9/11 Suggests a Role by Saudi Spies By JAMES RISEN and DAVID JOHNSTON ASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — The classified part of a Congressional report on the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, says that two Saudi citizens who had at least indirect links with two hijackers were probably Saudi intelligence agents and may have reported to Saudi government officials, according to people who have seen the report. These findings, according to several people who have read the report, help to explain why the classified part of the report has become so politically charged, causing strains between the United...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • The Book Behind the Bombshell

    01/02/2006 4:27:11 PM PST · by Pikamax · 74 replies · 2,066+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 01/01/06 | ROMESH RATNESAR
    The Book Behind the Bombshell By ROMESH RATNESAR In the abstruse world of espionage, it's not always easy to know when you are in on a secret. So when intelligence sources approached New York Times reporter James Risen in late 2004 with evidence that the Bush Administration was running a covert domestic-spying program, Risen says he "wasn't sure what to believe." As Risen and Times colleague Eric Lichtblau looked into the story, more whistle-blowers came forward, convincing the reporters that the eavesdropping claims were credible. At that point Risen asked a few "very senior" government officials what they knew about...
  • ‘Selma’ distorts the truth about LBJ

    01/06/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Before I came to dislike the movie “Selma,” I was deeply moved by it. Twice it brought me to tears. A crane shot of Martin Luther King Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was one such moment, and so was the vicious attack on John Lewis — bravely, steadfastly walking into the beating he knew was coming. Today, Lewis is a member of Congress. Forever, he’ll be an American hero. Too bad, though, that the movie had to go Hollywood on Lyndon Baines Johnson, who, as if from the grave, has bellowed his protest. In its...
  • Is Saddam a Liar?; pt3/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:41:51 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 9 replies · 1,149+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 090911 | Scott Malensek
    Many of the quasi-conclusions are based largely on claims of innocence from Saddam Hussein, “a top official in Saddam’s government, Abid Hamid Mahmoud al-Kattab al-Tikriti,” Tariq Aziz and Faruq Hijazi. These are 4/7 of the primary players in any involvement or potential involvement between Saddam’s regime and al Qaeda. The other 3 primary players are Mohammed al-Douri (He is Saddam’s VP/muscle man/Thug-In-Charge who remains at large. He is also suspected of being the primary source for most of a large portion of the insurgency and most reports place him as directing operations from inside Syria). The last 2 primary players...
  • Megy Kelly Interview with James Mitchell

    12/15/2014 6:26:40 PM PST · by yetidog · 28 replies
    Fox News | December 15, 2014 | Vanity
    Megyn Kelly has compelling interview
  • Lying for the Cause

    12/09/2014 6:40:16 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/9/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Well aside from “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,” or blanket amnesty that is and is not lawful for a president to grant, there is a special category of progressive mythology. Or rather a particular cast of “truth tellers,” victims, supposed whistle blowers, and popular liberal icons who spin tales for a supposedly higher good, on the premise that untruth for a cause makes it sort of true. From the details of Rigoberta Menchú’s memoir, to Tawana Brawley’s supposed rape, to the O. J. “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” myth, to the open-and-shut case...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Medicare and Double Standards - An ObamaCare mailer tells some howlers

    05/28/2010 9:30:49 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 5 replies · 472+ views
    In the full-circle department, recall the moment last September when Senator Max Baucus and Medicare went after the insurer Humana for having the nerve to criticize one part of ObamaCare. It turns out those same regulators have different standards for their own political advocacy. This week Medicare sent a flyer to seniors, ostensibly to inform them of what ObamaCare "means for you." Many elderly Americans are worried—and rightly so—about where they'll rank in national health care, given that the new entitlement is funded by nearly a half-trillion dollars in Medicare cuts. They must have been relieved to hear that "The...
  • McCain, Graham laud nominee behind Benghazi talking-point edits

    05/25/2013 5:26:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 05/24/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham were vocal critics of the administration’s messaging after the Benghazi attacks, but on Friday, they issued a laudatory statement about Victoria Nuland — the woman behind a number of the changes to the talking points — and her nomination to be assistant secretary of state for Europe. “Ambassador Victoria Nuland has a long and distinguished record of service to our nation in both Republican and Democrat administrations. She is knowledgeable and well-versed on the major foreign policy issues as well as respected by foreign policy experts in both parties. We look forward to...
  • What President Obama Really Said In That '60 Minutes' Interview About Benghazi

    11/05/2012 7:52:23 AM PST · by Son House · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 05, 2012 | Bret Baier
    Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. ..These are two crucial answers in the big picture. Right after getting out of the Rose Garden, where, according to the second debate and other accounts he definitively called the attack terrorism, Obama is asked point blank about not calling it terrorism. He blinks and does not push back. Understand that this interview is just...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • The Expendables

    05/07/2013 9:06:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-13 | DrJohn
    The Obama regime official story about the events that transpired on 9/11/12 continues to unravel, and despite Jay Carney's insistence that it was "a long time ago" facts keep crawling out from under the rubble of the consulate. Testimony of those involved directly with the Benghazi disaster conflicts sharply with the position of the Obama regime. A stand down orderThe Obama regime has repeatedly denied that a stand down order was issued but the No. 2 Libya embassy official disputes it. The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared...
  • Benghazi Ghosts Haunt White House

    05/07/2013 6:46:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2013 | Mona Charen
    My iPhone buzzes on a regular basis with "news alerts" from Politico, The Hill and other sources. Politico provides breathless, this-cannot-wait-till-you-get-to-your desk "breaking news" sirens on every hiccup emanating from the White House. On April 22, for example, the news flash permitted me to learn without delay that "President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will on Thursday attend a memorial service for the victims of last week's explosion in West, Texas." When three career employees of the State Department announced their intention to testify before Congress -- contradicting the Obama administration's carefully constructed storyline about events in Benghazi,...
  • Terror Expert: Boston Attack More Columbine More Than 9/11,"These Are Murders not Terrorists"

    04/23/2013 6:39:00 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 140 replies
    Fox News (via You Tube) ^ | Apr 21, 2013 | Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday
    Philip Mudd, former counterterror expert for the CIA and the FBI -- "I would charge these guys as murders not terrorists," Mudd said of the suspects in the attack on the Boston Marathon. -- "What I fear though is that people too quickly categorize this as terrorism," Mudd added. "This looks more to me like Columbine than it does like Al Qaeda." -- "Two kids who radicalized between themselves in a closed circle and go out and commit murder," Mudd observed. "I would charge these guys as murderers, not terrorists."
  • Oh What A Tangled Web (Clinton in Iran)

    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border. Iranian intelligence agents quoted in this GRU report confirm that the C-12 Huron aircraft is still in their possession in Ahvaz, but will only admit that the plane was “forced to land because of technical problems.” The US Navy Seal member reported killed...
  • In VP Debate, Biden Seemed to Overstate His Role in Social Security Reform

    10/16/2012 4:39:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 16, 2012 | by Jake Tapper
    During the vice presidential debate last week, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to significantly overstate his role in the 1983 negotiations over Social Security. Asked about Medicare reform, the vice president said, “Look, I was there when we did that with Social Security in 1983. I was one of eight people sitting in the room that included Tip O’Neill negotiating with President Reagan." But according to the historical record, Biden was not one of the small group of people in “the room,” or in “the meeting” — nor was he even a key player in reforms. The vice president’s office...
  • Why Obama Has Gone on Political Offensive Against Romney Over Iran

    09/29/2012 2:58:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 40 replies
    DailyBeast ^ | Sep 25 2012 | Peter Beinart
    The president’s resistance to drawing a red line on Iran and his attacks on Romney for being cavalier about military action are fueled by the GOP nominee’s foreign policy blunders—and the knowledge that most Americans oppose a war with Tehran. In the past 10 days, something remarkable has happened: President Obama has gone on the political offensive on Iran. It started just over a week ago when Benjamin Netanyahu took a swipe at Hillary Clinton and tried to pressure Obama into setting a deadline for military action.
  • Some Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Video

    09/27/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/12 | Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper By Jake Tapper @jaketapper Find on FacebookFollow on Twitter Sep 27, 2012 6:13pm Some Administration Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Mob, Video Email 25 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print Even before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today, Obama administration officials told ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists. Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, officials said....
  • Possible Motive of EgyptAir Suicide Pilot Revealed

    03/15/2002 10:39:47 PM PST · by glorygirl · 16 replies · 246+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/02 | Matthew Wald
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — A former EgyptAir pilot told American investigators two years ago that the co-pilot of EgyptAir 990 crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean to take revenge on a company executive who had just demoted him and was riding as a passenger, a person involved in the investigation said today. American aviation investigators say they do not know whether the explanation given by the pilot, which was first reported today in The Los Angeles Times, is true. Since the crash of the Boeing 767, Egyptian officials have argued that there was no evidence that the co-pilot, Gamil...
  • Useful Idiots (Oliver North on Obama, MSM & terrorists)

    09/20/2012 3:25:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 21, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Ever since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, the Obama White House has sought to lay blame for deadly and destructive anti-American attacks in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and more than two dozen other countries on someone else. The O-Team — and the perpetrators — have had a lot of help from the "useful idiots" in the mainstream media. The disinformation campaign being waged by the Obama administration over the cause of this violence would be comedic but for the fact that six Americans have been killed and dozens have been injured. From the perspective...
  • Coming Soon: Taxpayer-Funded ObamaCare Propaganda

    09/17/2012 4:23:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    January 1, 2014 is the date Americans must have medical coverage by or pay a penalty under ObamaCare. For a state like California that has an uninsured population of seven million, preparations to spread the word about the exchange are already well under way, including some propaganda planning. Abby Goodnough at the NY Times reports: Realizing that much of the battle will be in the public relations realm, the exchange has poured significant resources into a detailed marketing plan — developed not by state health bureaucrats but by the global marketing powerhouse Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, which has an initial...
  • Alleged 'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker taken in for interviewing by deputies

    09/15/2012 1:08:09 AM PDT · by bd476 · 162 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2012
    Just after midnight, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Arab world. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies escorted a man believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to an awaiting car. The man declined to answer questions on his way out and wore a hat and a towel over his face. He kept his hands in the pocket of a winter coat. Sheriff's officials could not be reached by The Times, but department spokesman Steve Whitmore told NBC4 that deputies assisting...
  • Controversial new movie (Fahrenheit 9/11) repeats old and false allegations about Unocal

    07/05/2004 12:31:01 PM PDT · by Shermy · 21 replies · 1,058+ views
    Unocal.com ^ | June 30, 2004
    In his new movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore reviews the Bush administration’s publicly stated rationale for the war against terrorism in Afghanistan – it was part of the U.S. response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 – and then suggests that the real reason for the war was, at least in part, to enable Unocal to proceed with a natural gas pipeline project in Afghanistan and for other U.S. energy and oil-service companies to participate in various projects in that country. Unocal has absolutely no intention of participating in an Afghanistan pipeline project nor are we in discussions with...
  • Hackers Steal Romney's Tax Returns?

    09/09/2012 10:45:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Technorati ^ | September 7, 2012 | Craig Blaha
    An anonymous hacking group claims to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax returns from financial services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). PWC denies that there has been any unauthorized access to Mitt Romney or wife Ann's tax information and that any of their systems have been breached. The hacking group sent thumb drives that supposedly contained copies of the returns to the Democratic and Republican county offices in Nashville Tennessee, as well as PWC. The Nashville city paper was among the first to report on the hacking incident. The group announced their demands on Pastebin, a tool that is used by coders to...
  • Lakoff Inspired "You Didn't Build That"

    07/26/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: George Lakoff (rhymes with). Bill Jacobson has the details at LegalInsurrection.com. By now you have heard the Obama and Liz Warren speeches about how no one got rich on his or her own. ... This narrative is cribbed almost verbatim from the narrative of George Lakoff, a progressive [liberal] linguistics activist and Professor at Berkeley," and he has been advising the Democrats on how to change and use language in order to hide who they really are. That's what it boils down to. Lakoff advises Democrats on how to say things that mask and cover up who...
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • The Left's Big Lie On Allende

    07/21/2011 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    History: President Salvador Allende of Chile really did commit suicide in 1973, an inquest concluded on Tuesday. Now will the Left stop saying the U.S. and Chile's army did him in? Except perhaps for Che Guevara, no one has quite been the heroic totem to the global left than the late Marxist president of Chile, whose death in 1973 made him a martyr to socialism. Allende seemingly legitimized socialism as a democratically elected leader, the first Marxist who in 1970 didn't shoot his way to power.That gave the left hope for more. Elected with just 36% of the vote in...
  • Eligibility resolution nears

    02/17/2011 4:22:57 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 39 replies
    WND ^ | February 16, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    If anyone has a right to be frustrated and demoralized about the eligibility issue, it is me. For nearly three years, I have stuck my neck out on it, devoting massive news-gathering resources to unwrapping Barack Obama's real-life narrative, endured abuse as a "conspiracy theorist" and "wacko" only to see my news organization still standing virtually alone. Ironically, I'm not discouraged at all about getting resolution to this controversy. In fact, I believe it is right around the corner. I can understand the reason for the discouragement of others. They've watched court case after court case dismissed. They've watched an...
  • Professor Exposes Federally Funded Revisionist History Conference

    11/01/2010 6:22:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 38 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 1 Nov 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    In July, the (NEH) sponsored a workshop on “History and Commemoration: The Legacies of the Pacific War in WWII” for college professors in Hawaii. Professor Penelope Blake, a veteran professor of Humanities at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill., was one of 25 American scholars chosen to attend the workshop, but was reportedly disheartened to find the conference “driven by an overt political bias and a blatant anti-American agenda.” Professor Blake is now reportedly calling on Congress to implement better oversight over the NEH. In a letter addressed directly to her Illinois congressman, Rep. Don Manzullo, Blake documents conference details...
  • The Secret Financial Network Behind "Wizard" George Soros

    11/12/2010 2:50:25 AM PST · by bronxville · 66 replies
    Questions Questions Doc. ^ | November 1st, 1996 | William Engdahl
    The Secret Financial Network Behind "Wizard" George Soros by William Engdahl EIR Investigation Executive Intelligence Review (EIR), November 1, 1996 The dossier that follows is based upon a report released on Oct. 1 by EIR's bureau in Wiesbaden, Germany, titled "A Profile of Mega-Speculator George Soros." Research was contributed by Mark Burdman, Elisabeth Hellenbroich, Paolo Raimondi, and Scott Thompson. ......................................................... Time magazine has characterized financier George Soros as a "modern-day Robin Hood," who robs from the rich to give to the poor countries of eastern Europe and Russia. It claimed that Soros makes huge financial gains by speculating against western...
  • Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs

    12/26/2010 3:49:52 PM PST · by opentalk · 115 replies · 3+ views
    Natural news ^ | December 24, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist. The cable reveals the words of Craig Stapleton, the US ambassador to France, who was pushing the commercial interests of the biotech industry by attempting to force GMOs into France. In his own words (below), he expresses his frustration with the idea that France might pass environmental laws that...
  • Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlight (PFC Bradley Manning doesn't get a pillow)

    12/20/2010 7:38:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 12/21/10 | LARA MARLOWE
    Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlightThe Irish Times - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Concern is growing over the harsh conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention as he awaits his court martial, writes LARA MARLOWE, Washington Correspondent WHILE JULIAN Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, celebrated his release on bail last week with cocktails before being driven to “mansion arrest” at a 650-acre estate in Sussex, Private First Class Bradley Manning was mouldering away in solitary confinement in the brig at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia, deprived of exercise, news or even a sheet or pillow. Assange (39) is preparing...
  • Richard Holbrook’s [sic] Last Words “Stop This War In Afghanistan”

    12/14/2010 7:23:52 AM PST · by libh8er · 53 replies · 1+ views
    AOMID News ^ | 12.14.2010 | Ben Adder
    Richard C. Holbrooke, 69, passed away Monday after doctors conducted the surgery to repair a tear in an artery in his heart. Most recently he served as the President’s point man in the highly volatile Afghan-Pakistani war zone. World leaders today mourn the death of a diplomat who led the end of the Bosnian war on the 15th anniversary of the peace deal he helped design. Deal Maker Of Respect In 1995 Mr Holbrooke seized the opportunity presented by the Bosnian/Croatian military prowess against the Serbs and the Nato decision after the Srebrenica massacre to finally intervene with air attacks....
  • Hollywood myth-making on Valerie Plame controversy

    12/04/2010 2:33:51 PM PST · by FTJM · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/10 | Editorial
    WE'RE NOT in the habit of writing movie reviews. But the recently released film "Fair Game" - which covers a poisonous Washington controversy during the war in Iraq - deserves some editorial page comment, if only because of what its promoters are saying about it. The protagonists portrayed in the movie, former diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV and former spy Valerie Plame, claim that it tells the true story of their battle with the Bush administration over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and Ms. Plame's exposure as a CIA agent. "It's accurate," Ms. Plame told The Post. Said Mr. Wilson:...
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • Student Gets Surprise From Mao's Book

    12/18/2005 12:13:41 AM PST · by Deek1969 · 81 replies · 3,714+ views
    Newsmax ^ | NewsMax
    What do you get when you try to check out Mao Tse-Tung's infamous "The Little Red Book" from the library? A visit from Homeland Security agents. At least that's what happened to a senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, according to the Standard-Times newspaper of New Bedford, Mass. The college student was visited by federal agents two months ago, after he requested a copy of Mao's tome on communism. Two history professors at UMass Dartmouth, Brian Glyn Williams and Robert Pontbriand, said the student told them he requested the book through the college library's interlibrary loan program. The student,...
  • Federal agents' visit was a hoax

    12/23/2005 11:02:34 PM PST · by johnmecainrino · 83 replies · 2,886+ views
    The Standard Times ^ | December 24, 2005 | Aaron Nicodemus
    <p>NEW BEDFORD -- The UMass Dartmouth student who claimed to have been visited by Homeland Security agents over his request for "The Little Red Book" by Mao Zedong has admitted to making up the entire story.</p> <p>The 22-year-old student tearfully admitted he made the story up to his history professor, Dr. Brian Glyn Williams, and his parents, after being confronted with the inconsistencies in his account.</p>
  • Naomi Watts Toughens Up For'Fair Game'[Plame-Wilson Film "Reinforces Their Patriotism"]

    11/11/2010 10:49:15 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 12, 2010 | Mal Vincent
    Minutes after Naomi Watts, movie star, arrived at the CIA’s secret Virginia training center called The Farm, she was thrown to the ground in a way that left bruises. When she cried out in pain, her instructor glared and informed her, “Don’t say 'ow’ again unless you need to go to the hospital.” During the days that followed, she was “stripped of everything that cloaked her in specialness,” said director Doug Liman. The actress chose the rough treatment, Liman said. He chose Watts to play Valerie Plame Wilson, the spy who was outed in one of the most controversial episodes...
  • ...What to Tell Your Constituents in Answer to Obama Eligibility Questions

    11/05/2010 7:32:10 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 13 replies
    www.birtherreport.com ^ | Friday, November 5, 2010 | ObamaRelease YourRecords
    Members of Congress Internal Memorandum -- What to Tell Your Constituents in Answer to Obama Eligibility Questions - Their Talking Points Internal Memo Revealed. This was the spin that the Members of Congress were given to keep the American electorate at bay and confused in the debate about Obama's eligibility issues all the while the Congress did nothing to investigate the matter in a congressional hearing like they did for similar concerns about John McCain.
  • Wayne Madsen: White House in Crisis

    10/15/2010 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 161 replies
    The Intel Hub ^ | 10/15/10 | Wayne Madsen
    Section 4 of the 25th Amendment likely to be invoked; Obama being shipped out! Washington has not witnessed so much top level White House intrigue since October 20, 1973, when a Saturday night saw President Nixon fire the Watergate independent counsel, the U.S. attorney general, and the deputy attorney general in the “Saturday Night Massacre.” Just ten days earlier, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with accepting bribes while governor of Maryland. In the case of President Obama, the senior firings are not happening during a single nght but the recent involuntary sudden departures of the White House...
  • Former Terror Detainee Recalls Captivity (on 60 Minutes, of course)

    03/28/2008 11:43:59 AM PDT · by RDTF · 27 replies · 943+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | March 28, 2008 | not specified
    (CBS) A German resident held by the U.S. for almost five years tells 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley that Americans tortured him in many ways - including hanging him from the ceiling for five days early in his captivity when he was in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Even after determining he was not a terrorist, Murat Kurnaz says the torture continued. Kurnaz tells his story for the first time on American television this Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Kurnaz, an ethnic Turk born and raised in Germany, went to Pakistan in late 2001 at age 19 to study Islam and...
  • AP isn't buying that combat operations are over ( yes, it does say AP! )

    09/03/2010 10:36:39 PM PDT · by VideoDoctor · 3 replies
    AP ^ | Sept 3, 2010 | STEVE PARKER
    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama told Americans from the Oval Office: ...So tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended. Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. The Associated Press thinks that's not quite an accurate reflection of how things really are in Iraq. In a memo to the wire service's staffers posted on AP's website, standards editor Tom Kent writes: ...To begin with, combat in Iraq is not over, and we should not uncritically repeat suggestions that it is, even if they...
  • Plumes of Gulf Oil Spreading East on Sea Floor

    08/17/2010 2:35:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 76 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | August 17, 2010 | Staff
    A new report set to be released Tuesday renews concerns about the long-term environmental impact of the Gulf Coast oil disaster, and efforts to permanently plug the ruptured BP oil well have been delayed again. Researchers at the University of South Florida have concluded that oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may have settled to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico further east than previously suspected -- and at levels toxic to marine life. Initial findings from a new survey of the Gulf conclude that dispersants may have sent droplets of crude to the ocean floor, where it has...
  • Federal Reserve report on economy shows signs of a slowdown

    07/29/2010 12:57:25 AM PDT · by BobP · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/29/10 | Tom Petruno
    The Federal Reserve's latest report on regional economic activity shows that the U.S. recovery continued in June and early July, but that signs of a slowdown were evident.
  • Rep. Andre Carson: Tea Party Protesters Are ‘One of the Largest Threats to our Internal Security’

    05/07/2010 6:01:55 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 52 replies · 1,840+ views
    BigGovernment ^ | 05.06.10 | Larry O'Connor
    As our readers have already learned, Rep. Andre Carson gathered Capitol Hill reporters around him and told the tale of racial slurs and menacing crowds on the verge of hurling rocks at the congressmen. Our first few videos showed the congressmen coming out of the Cannon Office Building, walking down the steps and into Independence Avenue from various angles. None of those videos revealed the racial hatred Rep. Carson conveyed to reporters that day and none of the videos showed a mob rushing or in any way impeding the congressmen. When Rep. Carson gathered reporters around him to spread the...
  • 'Tricks' and 'gimmicks' in Senate healthcare bill

    11/20/2009 2:36:52 PM PST · by blueyon · 11 replies · 836+ views
    OneHourNews ^ | 11/20/09 | Jim Brown and Chad Groening
    A healthcare policy expert says there are details in the Senate healthcare bill that will frighten everyone. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has unveiled his more than 2,000-page healthcare bill with an estimated price tag of $849 billion. However, as Grace Marie Turner of the Galen Institute points out, one of the reasons the bill was scored under President Obama's $900 billion cost goal is because no one gets any benefit from the program until 2014. "So they start collecting taxes and fees now, and...the first ten years of full implementation of this bill is $2.5 trillion, and that's...