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  • Colombians vote against historic peace agreement with FARC rebels

    10/02/2016 7:00:00 PM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    The Americas ^ | October 2, 2016 | By Nick Miroff
    Colombian voters rejected a peace deal with FARC rebels Sunday, in a surprise outcome that risks prolonging a 52-year-old armed conflict and plunges the country’s future into uncertainty. By a razor-thin margin of 50.25 to 49.75 percent, Colombians voted against the peace accord, in a Brexit-style backlash that defied pollsters’ predictions and left supporters of the deal in tears. After nearly six years of negotiations, many handshakes and ceremonial signatures, a ­half-century war that has killed 220,000 and displaced 7 million Colombians from their homes is not over.
  • EU open to removing FARC from terrorist blacklist

    09/26/2016 10:28:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 26, 2016 | By (EurActiv Spain) | Translated By Samuel Morgan
    The European Union could remove Colombian guerilla movement FARC from its list of known terrorists, pending the signing of the peace agreement between the group and the country’s government. EurActiv Spain reports.Ahead of a formalization of the deal between FARC and the Colombian government, the EU indicated that it could soon remove the group from its terrorist blacklist. “FARC currently sits on the list of terrorist organizations in Colombia,” confirmed European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijancic today (26 September), adding that the EU “has strongly supported the Colombia peace deal”. […] The European Court of Justice last week recommended that Hamas...
  • David Gregory (NBC News) - wife Beth Wilkinson (former Clinton Administration attorney)

    07/21/2005 9:58:31 PM PDT · by kcvl · 45 replies · 9,187+ views
    Beth Wilkinson (NBC, David Gregory's wife) is a partner at Latham & Watkins in Washington. A top counter-terrorism official in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration.
  • John Kerry’s New Terror Treason

    03/30/2016 11:10:07 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/30/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop by your local post office and you might just see a poster of Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono hanging next to the Most Wanted posters of bank robbers and fugitives. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. But all the State Department had to do was ask Secretary of State Kerry. Obama did the wave with the Cuban dictator and Kerry met with Timochenko , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. Timochenko is a...
  • Kerry meets with Marxist Terrorist Drug Lord- in Cuba-wanted by US Government

    03/23/2016 11:08:02 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 24 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/22/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry got upset that Obama was stealing the treason spotlight from him on the Cuban getaway. So he decided to pull a Sean Penn and meet with a Marxist terror group that is on his own State Department's list of Terror organizations. Here's the terror group's Twitter account promoting the meeting. FARC is a Marxist terror group that has kidnapped and murdered Americans. "En fecha no lejana le daremos la buena nueva al país y al mundo que Colombia ha llegado a la paz" #VamosPorLaPaz — Diálogos Paz FARC (@FARC_EPaz) March 22, 2016 Translation: "In...
  • WARNING GRAPHIC: 9 Reasons to Fear Mexican Cartels More than ISIS

    01/27/2016 3:55:40 AM PST · by · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Mexican drug cartels continue to fascinate the minds of Americans who tend to idolize outlaw gunmen with fast cash, fancy cars, guns and women. However, few realize that Mexican drug cartels are as ruthless and sadistic as Middle Eastern terror groups like ISIS with whom they actually have many tactics in common. For most in America, the closest they have come to a drug cartel is the small-time drug peddler in the street corner, the glamorous TV shows, or the Mexican narco-ballads. However, taking a step back and looking at their entire structure, and how those drugs got from Central...
  • Communists Thank SEIU for Help in Releasing Cuban Mass Murderer

    02/19/2015 1:52:11 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Gerardo Hernandez, a spy for Communist Cuba and the man responsible for the murder of four humanitarian workers (three of whom were American citizens) over international waters, was freed from prison last year by the Obama administration, due in part to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This was revealed at a February 6, 2015, celebration of Hernandez’s release, along with two of his fellow Cuban agents (collectively known as the “Cuban 5.. At the beginning of the event, an IPS official thanked all who who took part in the 17-year campaign and singled out a number of organizations that...
  • Body of Ugandan Priest Found in Mexican Mass Grave

    11/14/2014 3:41:48 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2014
    IGUALA Mexico (Reuters) - The body of a Roman Catholic priest from Uganda who went missing in southwestern Mexico has been found in a mass grave as authorities search for the remains of 43 missing trainee teachers feared massacred, the local diocese said on Friday.The remains of the priest, identified as John Ssenyondo, were dug up about a week ago and identified by the recovered skull as well as dental records. He had been missing since May, the state attorney general's office said."It was found in a mass grave with six other bodies," said a spokesperson for the diocese of...
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuela’s Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008  By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • Judge Denies DOJ Request to Delay Release of Fast and Furious Document List (Be Released by Oct 22)

    09/25/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates has denied a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a list of Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. The list, better known as a Vaughn index, was requested through a June 2012 FOIA filing by government watchdog Judicial Watch. When DOJ didn't respond to the FOIA request in the time required by law, Judicial Watch sued in September 2012, seeking all documents DOJ and the White House are withholding from Congress under executive privilege claims. President Obama made the assertion...
  • DOJ told to turn over Fast and Furious log

    08/21/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/14 | Laura French
    A U.S. District judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Justice must turn over a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Justice Department must provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a list of documents — but not the documents themselves — withheld on the gunrunning operation.
  • Congressional report ties Middle East terrorists to Mexican drug cartels

    11/19/2012 10:07:10 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-16-2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A new congressional report from the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management ties Middle East terror organizations to Mexican drug cartels. The report, released Thursday, is titled “A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border.” It found that the “Southwest border has now become the greatest threat of terrorist infiltration into the United States.” It specifically cites a “growing influence” from Iranian and Hezbollah terror forces in Latin America. “The presence of Hezbollah in Latin America is partially explained by the large Lebanese diaspora in South America,” the report reads....
  • Austin-Based Hizballah-Linked Nightclub Owners Convicted

    10/24/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    SNIPPET: "Actually, two have been convicted by a jury for using their nightclubs to launder the proceeds of drug and weapons deals, one was acquitted of money laundering but has pled guilty to a drug trafficking charge, and one of those convicted of money laundering has now been charged with tax evasion. And that's not to mention the failure to pay state liquor taxes and fees, the unsolved murder of a one-time business partner, and various immigration-related issues. Money was transferred in to a relative and known Hizballah operative in Lebanon, and there are strong ties to the Lebanese expat...
  • Holder emails: We 'need answers' on Fast and Furious

    06/28/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 28, 2012
    "We need answers on this. Not defensive BS. Real answers." In email exchanges with subordinates in February and March 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder and the department's second-highest official expressed growing concern that something might have gone wrong in a federal gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious. Two of Holder's emails and one by Deputy Attorney General James Cole were among documents the Justice Department showed Tuesday to Republican and Democratic staffers of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee in an effort to ward off a criminal contempt vote against the attorney general. The full contents of the...
  • Mexican couple arrested with ice chest filled with body parts; army raids bulletproofing auto shop

    10/25/2011 4:54:53 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies
    The Monitor ^ | October 25, 2011
    In Acapulco, meanwhile, federal police said they caught a young woman and a young man as they were getting out of a car near a shopping mall with an ice chest that contained a decapitated head and other human remains. Police had followed them because the car matched the description in a kidnapping report. Inside the vehicle, police said, they found another head inside another ice chest. Police officers discovered the bound bodies of the victims in a car near Acapulco two hours after the arrest. Federal police said 19-year-old Damaris Gomez leads a group of killers working for “the...
  • BEIRUT ARIZONA (ALERT! Fast & Furious - book)

    08/29/2011 11:36:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    Amazon ^ | August 15, 2011 | Charlie Gullett
    They called it “…the perfect storm of idiocy.” The Gunwalker scandal encompassed the resources of multiple Federal agencies including Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, the DEA, CIA, FBI, DHS and the ATF; it was the most profoundly misguided law enforcement effort in our nation’s history...but it's only half the story. Before the scandal was finally exposed two Americans lay dead. US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry killed in a fire-fight with a drug cartel rip-crew and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata who died in an ambush deep in Mexican cartel territory. The scandal is they both died in...
  • Yellow Journalism

    08/22/2011 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Staff
    Media: Just days before the U.S.-Colombia free trade pact heads for a vote, the Washington Post publishes a story claiming Colombia's miracle is a sham. This is a smear unworthy of the name "journalism." Topping the front page in its Sunday edition with "A case of aid gone bad in Colombia," the Post attempted to rewrite history by claiming the U.S.'s $8 billion Plan Colombia military program that broke the back of its drug cartels was really ... a waste. Pay no attention to the safety, security and economic growth that have made Colombia such an attractive partner for a...
  • Al-Qaeda's New Business Model: Cocaine And Human Trafficking

    12/19/2009 6:56:37 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 29 replies · 1,377+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 12/18/09 | Nathan Vardi
    Osama Bin Laden's terrorist organization has become increasingly reliant on organized crime, including cocaine smuggling, human trafficking and kidnapping, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday in Manhattan's federal court. The charges filed against three alleged al-Qaeda associates by the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan is the latest chilling evidence of a convergence between terrorism and organized crime. Oumar Issa, Harouna Touré and Idriss Abelrahman were snatched in Ghana on Wednesday by a Drug Enforcement Administration sting and shipped to New York, where they arrived on Friday to face charges of conspiracy to commit acts of narco-terrorism and providing material support...
  • Chicago Tour Bus Used To Move Pot, Cash Nationwide (purple bus perp rebuilt face, fingerprints)

    10/10/2009 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,723+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 10/06/09 | TODD RICHMOND
    Chicago Tour Bus Used To Move Pot, Cash NationwideBy TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press Writer Oct 6, 2009 6:31 pm US/Central CHICAGO (AP) - The purple tour bus rumbled toward Arizona. On board were 15 passengers, all promised $1,000 and a hotel stay. Stuffed into the luggage compartments, in four black duffel bags, was $1.4 million. Trailing the bus were Wisconsin Department of Justice agents, heading straight into a case that reads like a crime novel. A Detroit drug lord named Adarus Mazio Black was using the tour bus to smuggle his cash and dope across the country and was so...
  • U.S. Won't Secure a Single Additional Mile of Border in 2010

    09/09/2009 1:50:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 854+ views ^ | September 8, 2009 | Terry Jeffrey
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to move several hundred Border Patrol agents away from the U.S.-Mexico border and will not secure a single additional mile of the U.S. border in fiscal 2010, according to the department's annual performance report. The document -- "Department of Homeland Security Annual Performance Report: Fiscal Years 2008-2010" -- was originally published by the Bush administration on Jan. 15 and was updated by the Obama administration on May 7. Excluding the border between Alaska and Canada, the combined length of the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada is about 6,000 miles (with almost...
  • Common Sense: Bankrupting the Taliban (Oliver North)

    09/03/2009 9:08:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 892+ views ^ | September 4, 2009 | Oliver North
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Last month, our Fox News' "War Stories" team was in Colombia, covering the tough fight against a narco-insurgency, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. This month, we're in Afghanistan, covering another narco-insurgency, the Taliban. In Colombia, cocaine fuels and funds the terror. Here in Afghanistan, it's opium. Despite extraordinary differences in culture, climate and terrain, there are dramatic parallels in the two campaigns. More importantly, lessons learned in the Andean basin are being applied here in the shadows of the Hindu Kush. Both countries have isolated agricultural populations vulnerable to coercion by insurgents financed by...
  • Colombian prisoners strain D.C. Jail; City seeks federal funds for security

    07/03/2009 10:45:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 388+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-07-02 | Gary Emerling
    Two of the District's top law enforcement officials are warning that dozens of federal prisoners with ties to Colombian rebel groups and international drug rings are a threat to security at the D.C. Jail and pose a risk of escape into the surrounding neighborhood. The concerns have led city officials to ask the federal government for more money to provide security for the increasing numbers of prisoners, who are being held at the District's corrections campus in Southeast. Devon Brown, director of the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC), outlined concerns about such prisoners in a U.S. District Court filing last...
  • Caroline Glick on Iran !

    05/19/2009 9:12:52 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies · 1,048+ views
    Caroline Glick
  • Sen. John Kerry: Mexico's war must be our war (Anti-gun screed disguised as foreign policy op-ed)

    03/30/2009 1:48:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 883+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2009 | Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
    Last month, a hit squad sent by a Mexican drug cartel brazenly broke into the homes of nine police officers in a ranching town in northern Mexico. They kidnapped the officers, piled them into a convoy of SUVs and sped off into the night. After being summoned by local authorities, troops from Ciudad Juarez, 80 miles to the north, located the convoy and fought a running gun battle with the kidnappers. When the smoke cleared, 21 people were dead, including six policemen who had been tortured and murdered before the soldiers could save them. Even in Mexico, where a spiraling...
  • Gates: U.S. Military Could Help Mexico Fight Drug Cartels

    03/02/2009 11:45:27 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 868+ views
    AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | March 2, 2009 | By Donna Miles
    Note: The following text is a quote: Gates: U.S. Military Could Help Mexico Fight Drug Cartels By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 2, 2009 – The United States could increase its military support to help Mexico fight drug cartels that pose an increasingly alarming security risk, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday. “I think we are beginning to be in a position to help the Mexicans more than we have in the past,” Gates said during an NBC “Meet the Press” interview. “Some of the old biases against cooperation between our militaries and so on,...
  • To live or die in Mexico: Murders and kidnappings prompt calls to bring back the death penalty

    02/20/2009 9:50:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,643+ views
    The Global Post ^ | February 20, 2009 | Marion Lloyd
    MEXICO CITY — The street peddler's face darkened when asked how the Mexican government should deal with the rash of kidnappings and drug slayings terrorizing the nation. "They should catch the perpetrators and kill them," said Luis Bote, 21, as he served steaming tacos from a basket on his bicycle. "Only if the criminals are afraid will these crimes ever stop." Bote isn't alone. Such calls to reinstate the death penalty are gaining ground in Mexico amid an unprecedented surge in violent crime. Most of the violence is tied to the warring narcotics gangs, who killed a record 5,500 people...
  • Colombia rebels target US trade pact at peace talks

    05/22/2007 4:28:11 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 314+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 May 2007 | Staff
    HAVANA, May 22 (Reuters) - Colombia's second largest guerrilla movement said on Tuesday it would agree to a cease-fire if the government dropped a free-trade pact signed in November with the United States. Setting new conditions for peace, the National Liberation Army (ELN) also demanded a freeze of all privatization of state companies, including the Cartagena oil refinery and 20 percent of the state oil company ECOPETROL. A cease-fire is the major stumbling block in the peace talks, which began 17 months ago in Havana in a bid to end the Cuban-inspired guerrilla insurgency begun in 1964 by radical students...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (3/11/07): photos from Colombia

    03/11/2007 3:10:54 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 224 replies · 2,701+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush arrived in Bogota, Columbia today. His visit is a show of support for the Columbia, which is a staunch ally of the United States. The following AP/USA Today piece summarizes the visit. Bush pays brief call on Colombia Updated 41 mins. ago BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Bush renewed U.S. support to Colombia, a strong but drug and violence-plagued U.S. ally which receives more U.S. aid than any country outside the Middle East and Afghanistan. Bush arrived in the nation's capital on Sunday to meet with President Alvaro Uribe in a...
  • Diamonds Are No Longer A Girl's Best Friend

    01/06/2007 7:44:37 PM PST · by blam · 276 replies · 4,459+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2006 | Chris Hastings - Stephanie Plentl - Beth Jones
    Diamonds are no longer a girl's best friend By Chris Hastings, Stephanie Plentl and Beth Jones, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:29am GMT 07/01/2007 Diamonds have been synonymous with Hollywood glamour since Marilyn Monroe declared them to be a girl's best friend in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. But now a new generation of Hollywood stars is shunning the stones as a new film exposes the darker side of the international diamond trade. Blood Diamond tells the story of forced-labour diamond mines For the first time in the 79-year history of the Oscars, certain kinds of diamond will be absent from...
  • Emergency center head missing: Dispatch director disappears from bus stop [Mexico]

    08/09/2006 7:34:05 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 277+ views
    NUEVO LAREDO — After a respite of nearly two weeks in the violence that has plagued the Sister City, the head of the local emergency headquarters disappeared under ominous circumstances and a man was found dead in an apparently unrelated incident. C-4 chief José Luis Jácome Moreno, 60, was heading to work Tuesday morning when he was picked up by unknown men at the bus stop near his home in the Infonavit neighborhood, officials said. The panic button on his police radio was punched at about 6:20 a.m., alerting C-4 as well as other law enforcement agencies of an officer...
  • Colombian guerrillas kidnap 5 environmentalists

    07/23/2006 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 612+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 23 July 2006 | Staff
    Bogota, Jul 23 (EFE).- Five members of Conservation International and a cameraman working for the environmental organization were kidnapped in northern Colombia by suspected members of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrilla group, Colombian media reported. The group was caught by surprise by ELN fighters in the hamlet of La Paz, which is close to Sincelejo, the capital of Cesar province, some 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) from Bogota, according to radio and television reports. The environmentalists had left Sincelejo last week and were working on a project to protect sections of the Serrania del Perija, a mountain range rich...
  • Two Mexican Police Officials Decapitated

    04/20/2006 4:46:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies · 2,719+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2006 | NATALIA PARRA
    ACAPULCO- The decapitated heads of two police officials were found early Thursday dumped in front of a government building in this Pacific coast resort... The heads of police commander Mario Nunez Magana and officer Jesus Alberto Ibarra were found at the same site where four drug traffickers died during a shootout with law enforcement. The heads of the two -- who were involved in the Jan. 27 shootout -- were accompanied by sign that warned, "So that you learn to respect." They were discovered about 3 a.m. in front of the city's Finance Department -- just over a mile from...
  • Illegal aliens robbed trying to cross into U.S.

    02/22/2006 9:23:41 AM PST · by sean327 · 54 replies · 1,107+ views
    Yuma Daily Sun ^ | Feb 21, 2006 | STAFF REPORTS
    Illegal aliens robbed trying to cross into U.S. FROM STAFF REPORTS Feb 21, 2006, 9:23 pm Forty-four illegal aliens were robbed twice Tuesday morning, first on their way into the United States and again once they crossed the border. The Yuma County Sheriff's Office responded at 8 a.m. to County 18-1/2 Street and the Colorado River near Gadsden for the group who had been apprehended by the Border Patrol. Those in the group said they had been robbed in Mexico and then robbed again after they crossed the border. "I don't know of anything they could have had left," said...
  • [Texas] Perry and Mexican governor talk border violence

    02/21/2006 2:59:57 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 431+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Feb. 21, 2006 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    HARLINGEN -- Gov. Rick Perry and Mexican Gov. Eugenio Hernandez Flores were scheduled to discuss border security and drug violence at a joint appearance today. Hernandez Flores is governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, which includes the violence-plagued city of Nuevo Laredo. Perry has said U.S. border security is a federal responsibility but that the state cannot wait for Washington to direct more equipment and manpower toward the border. Border violence, particularly in Nuevo Laredo, has been blamed on cartels warring over a smuggling hub where Mexican and U.S. highways converge. In 2005, more than 170 people were...
  • Crime-wracked Mexican (Guerrero) state wants loan to buy guns

    02/17/2006 6:22:07 PM PST · by Murtyo · 9 replies · 456+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Fri Feb 17, 2:58 PM ET
    MEXICO CITY - Wracked by violent drug crime and too poor to arm its police properly, the Mexican state of Guerrero is seeking a $24 million bank loan to buy more guns and security equipment. The local government plans to use the credit, approved by its Congress, to get guns, communications gear and police cars for the most cash-strapped parts of Guerrero, one of Mexico's poorest states, the state government said on Friday. "We want to seek a credit line to acquire transportation and arms," a state government spokesman said. Guerrero, whose craggy hills hide numerous marijuana and poppy fields,...
  • US says has "inoculation" strategy to curb Chavez

    02/17/2006 7:37:59 AM PST · by MillerCreek · 52 replies · 1,014+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 17, 2006 | Saul Hudson
    "Washington wants to curb Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's anti-American influence by lobbying allies to try to expose any anti-democratic policies, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday..." "Rep. Dan Burton, an Indiana Republican, and influential player on U.S. policy toward Latin America, said Chavez may give $50 million to the Palestinian group Hamas, which the United States considers a terrorist organization... "...Such a move would further strain deteriorating ties between the United States and one of its top oil suppliers after the countries each expelled diplomats this year in a dispute over alleged U.S. espionage. "Chavez has said the...
  • We are bordering on madness (illegals)

    02/16/2006 11:29:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 13 replies · 701+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2-17-06 | Dimitri Vassilaros
    We are bordering on madness By Dimitri Vassilaros TRIBUNE-REVIEW Friday, February 17, 2006 Two nations are threatening American law-enforcement officers who protect this republic's southern border. Mexico is the obvious threat. The other will stun you. Men dressed as Mexican soldiers have set foot on American soil more than 200 times in the last decade. The Mexican government claims they are impersonators helping drug warlords' shipping into the United States. Whether soldiers or soldiers of fortune, Mexico has done virtually nothing to stop incursions by heavily armed forces in military-style Humvees. Mexico's inaction surely has helped embolden drug warlords salivating...
  • Sheehan Plans New Protest at Bush's Ranch

    01/29/2006 2:32:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 114 replies · 2,458+ views
    AP ^ | 1/29/6 | IAN JAMES
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Cindy Sheehan, the peace activist who just announced that she is weighing a run for Senate, plans to protest again outside President Bush's Texas ranch, Venezuela's president said Sunday with Sheehan by his side. Hugo Chavez, his arm around Sheehan's shoulders, told a group of activists that Sheehan had told him that during Holy Week, in April, "she is going to put up her tent again in front of Mr. Danger's ranch." "She invited me to put up a tent. Maybe I'll put up my tent also," Chavez said, to applause from activists invited to his...
  • Coast Guard Seizes 2 Tons of Cocaine ~~ intercepted a submarine-like vessel in the Pacific ocean

    09/15/2005 11:22:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 2,157+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 15, 2005 at 8:47:51 PDT | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard acting on Colombian intelligence intercepted a submarine-like vessel in the Pacific ocean carrying more than 2 tons of cocaine, Colombia's anti-narcotics police said Thursday. The cocaine was seized Wednesday aboard "a type of submarine vessel" sailing off the coast of the Ecuadorean-owned Galapagos Islands, Gen. Alberto Gomez, the anti-narcotics police chief, told local RCN radio. He said further details were not immediately available. Separately, 2.5 tons of cocaine were discovered Wednesday hidden in the oil tanks of a ship docked in the Colombian Pacific port of Buenaventura, Adm. Jairo Pena, commander of...
  • British Pinpoint Mladic in Bosnia; Arrest Appears Imminent

    07/01/2005 3:06:12 PM PDT · by Jomini · 26 replies · 742+ views
    Albania Briefings ^ | July 2, 2005 | Greg D. Westerby
    BANJA LUKA -- British intelligence has located alleged Bosnian Serb war criminal General Ratko Mladic in Bosnia's Republika Srpska and will launch a raid to capture him before the end of July according to a senior U.S. official just returned from the region. Mladic, along with former Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadzic, is among the world's most wanted men for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. "The Brits picked up his trail the end of last week and have him pinpointed in the R.S. mountains," said the official who asked not to be identified. "London is ready to send...
  • Hague court grants Albanian warcriminal provisional release

    06/07/2005 9:51:01 AM PDT · by dj_animal_2000 · 7 replies · 782+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 6th 2005
    Hague court grants Kosovo ex-PM provisional release 06 Jun 2005 15:34:30 GMT AMSTERDAM, June 6 (Reuters) - The U.N. tribunal in The Hague said on Monday it had decided to provisionally release former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj pending his war crimes trial. Haradinaj is the most senior former Kosovo guerrilla to be indicted by the tribunal for alleged atrocities in the 1998-99 separatist war against Serb forces. He is considered a hero by many Kosovo Albanians. A former regional commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army, Haradinaj surrendered to the U.N. tribunal in March, winning praise for his prompt compliance...
  • UN Discovers Human Remains in Kosovo Cave ("Non-Albanians" mass grave after NATO's takeover)

    04/18/2005 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Destro · 49 replies · 1,183+ views ^ | Mon 18 Apr 2005 | "PA"
    Mon 18 Apr 2005 3:54pm (UK) UN Discovers Human Remains in Kosovo Cave "PA" The United Nations in Kosovo said today they had discovered a cave allegedly used to secretly dispose of the human remains of non-Albanians in Kosovo killed during a war in 1998-1999. Initial findings indicated the area “was used to secretly dispose of human remains, and could be related to the disappearances” of non-Albanians in Kosovo in 1998, the UN statement said. The UN-run Office on Missing Persons and Forensics began excavating the cave and its surrounding area in Klina, some 30 miles west of the province’s...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • Europe attacked over Balkans failure

    04/14/2005 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 378+ views
    Guardian ^ | 04/14/05 | Ian Traynor in Zagreb
    Europe attacked over Balkans failure Report calls for abolition of Ashdown role in Bosnia and radical change of regional policy that has 'reached a dead end' Ian Traynor in Zagreb Thursday April 14, 2005 Guardian Ten years of international policy and peacekeeping in former Yugoslavia have reached a dead-end in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Serbia, with the region threatening to turn into a "marginalised black hole", a panel of senior politicians and experts have concluded. Urging a radical overhaul of international and EU policy in the Balkans, the damning indictment calls for the abolition of Lord Ashdown's office of high representative...
  • Latin America’s Terrible Two - Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez constitute an axis of evil

    03/26/2005 2:13:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 6,694+ views
    National Review ^ | April 11, 2005 issue | OTTO J. REICH
    In military terms, the Western Hemisphere is the strategic rear area of the United States. The U.S. needs a secure and prosperous hemisphere not only to ensure a peaceful neighborhood in which to live, but also to be able to project its power to the farthest reaches of the globe and win the War on Terror. What is happening in our neighborhood? Press reports indicate that a leftist-populist alliance is engulfing most of South America. Some Andean and Central American countries are sliding back from economic reforms and narcotics eradication, and the Caribbean remains irrationally hostile to the U.S. This...
  • Ex-Leader's Daughter Mourned in Paraguay

    02/18/2005 9:22:27 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 725+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 18, 2005 | PEDRO SERVIN
    ASUNCION, Paraguay - Thousands of Paraguayans chanting "Justice! Justice!" crowded a cemetery Friday to say farewell to former President Raul Cubas's daughter, who was found dead this week after being kidnapped five months ago. AP Photo Reuters Slideshow: Daughter of Former Paraguayan President Found Dead Hundreds more lined streets of the capital, reaching out to touch the hearse carrying the body of Cecilia Cubas. Police on motorcycles led the funeral cortege. Her father, president from August 1998 to March 1999, was driven from power by deadly street riots and turmoil set off by the assassination of his vice president.
  • Minister admits to Guerrilla "Globalization"

    02/16/2005 5:47:46 PM PST · by marron · 8 replies · 584+ views
    Bogotá. The supposed assistance given by Colombian guerrillas to the kidnappers of the daughter of the Paraguayan ex-president is further proof of the international tentacles of the rebels who finance themselves through criminal activities, said Colombia’s Minister of Defense, Jorge Alberto Uribe. "This only confirms the fact that Colombian narcoterrorist groups are not merely Colombians, they have roots and presence in every country", warned Uribe, who was visiting Holland, according to AP. "I was just with the people at Europol – the European police- and I saw four or five cases which involved people from these groups, especially" from the...