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  • Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah Financier Detained [Wassim el Abd Fadel]

    01/24/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    INFOSUR ^ | 24/01/2013 | By Marta Escurra for
    "Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah financier detained Wassim el Abd Fadel, a Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship, faces human trafficking and narco-terrorism charges."  SNIPPET: "ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Wassim el Abd Fadel is behind bars inside Tacumbú prison in Asunción, Paraguay, as he awaits trial on human trafficking, money laundering and narco-trafficking charges. But Paraguayan authorities suspect the Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship’s involvement in crime is much greater, which is why he’s being investigated for financing the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Fadel, 31, was arrested on Dec. 21 in Ciudad del Este, which is on the border shared by Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, about...
  • Government: More than 22,000 dead in Mexico drug war

    04/30/2010 10:09:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 440+ views
    CNN ^ | April 14th, 2010 | Rey Rodriguez
    More than 22,000 people have died in drug-related violence since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on the nation's narcotrafficking cartels in December 2006,. The Mexican government does not routinely release the death toll in the drug war. Recent media reports had given an unofficial tally of 18,000 dead.

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obamas new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, explained Gates, then the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it. Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Mayhem Crosses the Border With Informers

    08/27/2009 8:38:09 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 28 replies · 1,574+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2009 | William Booth
    EL PASO -- Jos Daniel Gonzlez was living the sweet life in America. He bought the $365,000 two-story Mediterranean with the tile roof and swimming pool. He started a trucking company, was raising a family. But on a Friday night in May, he was executed in his front yard -- eight shots, tight pattern, close range. According to police detectives, Gonzlez knew the man who ordered his killing. He also knew the man who stood on his lawn and watched him die...A gangland-style slaying is no big news across the river in Ciudad Juarez, where more than 1,300 people have...
  • Noam Chomsky criticizes his country during a meeting with Hugo Chvez (no surprise)

    08/25/2009 2:10:52 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 31 replies · 1,076+ views (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | August 25, 2009 | News Desk
    (English-language translation) During a meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chvez in Caracas, American essayist and political analyst Noam Chomsky yesterday criticized the use of Colombian military bases by the United States Army. "The U.S.'s justification to establish military bases in Colombia is narcotraffic. However, this justification is not very serious," the essayist said and added: "There exists an intervention attitude under the pretext of narcotraffic." President Chvez greeted Chomsky at Miraflores Palace, where he received "the warmest welcome". "It was time you visited us and for the Venezuelan people to see and hear you directly," Chvez told the Professor Emeritus...
  • So why would the FARC host its site in Europe?

    11/14/2005 4:20:48 PM PST · by alekboyd · 1 replies · 297+ views ^ | 15.11.05 | aleksander boyd
    14.11.05 | Isn't it obvious? For, in what other 'civilised territory' does appeasement towards terrorism constitute general praxis? The website of Colombia's narcoterrorist group FARC was registered, according to WHOIS, by one Orlando Higuita of Netzwerk Resistencia. Server services are provided by a Swiss outfit by the name of SWIX.CH, which provides free hosting services. The IP address related to the domain points to RIPE Network Coordination Centre, a company in Amsterdam. The registrant's email address is and there is even a telephone number (+41.14562315) of Orlando Higuita.
  • The Brooklyn Connection

    07/19/2005 6:49:17 AM PDT · by DTA · 13 replies · 571+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 19, 2005 / 12 Tamuz, 5765 | By Julia Gorin
    The Brooklyn Connection By Julia Gorin Albanian-American roofer Florin Krasniqi has been living in Brooklyn and smuggling American guns into Kosovo to arm the Kosovo Liberation Army--this time for war against its erstwhile saviors, NATO and the UN....Realizing Albanians could lose the good will of Americans once they see the documentary, Krasniqi went on "60 Minutes" last Sunday, to paint himself as a concerned citizen promoting anti-gun legislation...

    04/21/2005 10:25:21 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 21 replies · 470+ views ^ | April 21, 2005 | Roger McDermott
    On April 15 Russian border guards began their long-awaited withdrawal from the "Moskva" patrolled areas of the Tajik-Afghan border, handing over control of the sensitive area to Tajikistani border units. Despite Russia's apparent step back from its well-established role in Tajik border security, Moscow will retain an important advisory role in the future development of the independent border arrangements now placed in the control of Dushanbe. What was once regarded as a regional issue, with the problems of illegal narcotics transiting the border areas, has become internationalized, resulting in less economic strain on Moscow. Tajik border officials will continue to...
  • America Bankrolls Terrorism

    06/20/2002 10:49:47 PM PDT · by single malt · 12 replies · 319+ views ^ | June 21, 2002 | Joel Miller
    Uncle Sam bankrolls terrorism Posted: June 21, 20021:00 a.m. Eastern With the war on terror expanding beyond the reaches of the Middle East, attention is now extending to South America. Michael Catanzaro, writing for the June 2002 American Enterprise, highlights the increasing terrorist activity in Colombia, including not only the domestic FARC forces, but also Hamas, Hezbollah and even the IRA. "Colombia is the most abundant source of cocaine and heroin in North America. FARC, along with other paramilitary groups fighting for control of Colombia, provides protection to farmers who grow coca and poppies, and finances its revolutionary operations...