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  • 3 NATO Activists Accused Of Plotting Attacks

    05/20/2012 9:47:16 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2012 | Michael Tarm
    CHICAGO (AP) — Three activists who travelled to Chicago for a NATO summit were accused Saturday of manufacturing Molotov cocktails in a plot to attack President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home and other targets. But defense lawyers shot back that Chicago police had trumped up the charges to frighten peaceful protesters away, telling a judge it was undercover officers known by the activists as "Mo" and "Gloves" who brought the firebombs to a South Side apartment where the men were arrested. "This is just propaganda to create a climate of fear," Michael Duetsch said. "My clients came...
  • Join Us Tomorrow in Chicago

    05/19/2012 10:33:40 PM PDT · by Lurker · 14 replies
    5 19 2012 | Lurker
    Mrs L and I will be in the Loop tomorrow counter protesting the freaks who have been a gigantic pain in the ass to those of us who are trying to make a living. Let's show them who the 1% really are. Drop us a Freepmail if you are willing to join us.
  • Two Suspects from Broward County Targeted Rahm House, Obama HQ: Reports

    05/19/2012 2:26:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2012
    Each held Saturday on $1.5 million bondTwo Broward County men were among three arrested this week in a nighttime police raid after they planned to attack four police stations, President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house, according to court documents. The men arrested Wednesday in an apartment building in the Bridgeport neighborhood. They're accused of trying to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the two-day summit that starts Sunday. They were each held Saturday on $1.5 million bond. Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. and Jared Chase, 24, of...
  • Taliban Death Threats: The West's Afghan Workers Fear NATO Withdrawal

    05/19/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 05/18/2012 | Matthias Gebauer and Shoib Najafizada in Berlin and Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan
    … By the end of 2014, at the latest, almost all international troops are to be withdrawn from the country in the Hindu Kush mountains, at least according to plans by nations present in the country going into the NATO summit in Chicago that begins on May 20. NATO leaders are hoping that the Afghan security forces can take over full responsibility for their country by then. The German government likes to call this plan the "responsible handover." But if that happens, then (Muhammad) Shah* and his colleagues will have to fear for their lives. "The Taliban knows exactly who...
  • 3 NATO Protesters Face Terror Conspiracy Charges

    05/19/2012 1:58:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2012 (AP) | (Associated Press)
    Police say three protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have been charged with terrorism conspiracy stemming from allegations that they planned to make Molotov cocktails. Chicago police Lt. Kenneth Stoppa told The Associated Press early Saturday that the three were being held on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support. He says they face a bond hearing later Saturday morning. Stoppa identified the men charged as 20-year-old Brian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 24-year-old Jared Chase of Keene, N.H.; and 24-year-old Brent Vincent Betterly of Oakland Park, Mass. …
  • ‘[snip] the Police’: First Wave of Anti-NATO Protests Hit Chicago

    05/18/2012 7:23:37 AM PDT · by tomkat · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 17, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Chicago isn’t exactly a hotbed of homespun America and apple pie motivated sentiment. But apparently even the residents of Chicago have limits regarding what they’ll tolerate in their neighborhood. And one of those limits is, apparently, anarchist and communist protesters. Today marks a moment when radical Leftist anti-NATO demonstrations in the city, affiliated with “Occupy NATO,” are hitting their stride. And as with all Leftist demonstrations, black bloc tactics are involved. To that end, a group of masked thugs from the protests went to the trouble of taking over Chicago’s Halsted Street, even going so far as laying down in...
  • Lawyers for NATO protesters allege improper arrests

    05/18/2012 6:13:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | David Heinzmann and Jeff Coen
    Officers wearing Chicago Police uniforms raided an apartment in Bridgeport late Wednesday and detained at least eight activists without justification, lawyers working on behalf of NATO protesters alleged today. Police refused to provide any details about the alleged raid or whether they were detaining people. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was asked about the allegation after announcing at a news conference this afternoon that there had been “zero arrests, as far as protest activity today.” Asked about the Bridgeport incident, McCarthy said only that there was an “inquiry” authorities were looking into and he would have to gather further information before...
  • Fighter Jets In Skies Over Chicago On Friday Morning Before NATO Summit

    05/18/2012 4:53:33 AM PDT · by Falcon4.0 · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 18 2012 | CBS
    "snip"CHICAGO (CBS) – U.S. fighter jets will be actively flying over Chicago on Friday as part of a security drill in the days before the NATO Summit. The U.S. North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command Region fighters–including Air Force KC-135 tankers, Air Force F-16s, and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopters–will be visible on Friday morning, beginning around 9 a.m..
  • NATO’s New Neighbors

    05/17/2012 8:34:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 17, 2012 | Seth Mandel & Christina Lin
    In late February of 2002, the New York Times reported on the creation of the NATO-Russia Council, with officials heralding a new era of cooperation and trust between Putin’s Russia and the alliance of democracies. They were former rivals and future friends, with a period of strategic partnership easing the transition. Yet the tone of the reporting betrayed the presence of tension in the proceedings.The Times headlined the story: “NATO Offers Russia New Relationship, but Without Any Veto.” As if repeating this like a mantra would make it true, the report stated, in the second paragraph, that Russia “will...
  • ‘**** the Police’: First Wave of Anti-NATO Protests Hit Chicago

    05/17/2012 2:45:14 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 17, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Chicago isn’t exactly a hotbed of homespun America and apple pie motivated sentiment. But apparently even the residents of Chicago have limits regarding what they’ll tolerate in their neighborhood. And one of those limits is, apparently, anarchist and communist protesters.
  • Hacked

    05/17/2012 6:12:05 AM PDT · by tomkat · 7 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Second City Cop
    NATO protestors have infiltrated the CPD computers with a worm that is wreaking havoc across the board. 35th Street and OEMC are in a full panic. The entire Department Intranet is in danger of a meltdown on an unimaginable scale, just in time for a potential "mass arrest" situation this weekend that would bring the Department to a grinding halt. (from our e-mail)
  • Surveillance Drone Spotted Near Chicago - For NATO Summit?

    05/16/2012 8:50:33 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 60 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13th 2012 | MisterBees
    This was filmed in Elgin, Illinois about 40 miles from Chicago. I assume it's for the NATO summit this week as a security measure.
  • One in Five Turkish Generals Now in Prison

    05/14/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Commentary ^ | 5/14/2012 | Michael Rubin
    The Turkish press is reporting that, with the latest round of arrests of former military officers for allegedly forcing the resignation of Necmettin ErbakanÂ’s Islamist government in 1997, one-in-five Turkish generals is now in prison. Even those who see the end of military influence in Turkey as the litmus test for democracy should worry. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan now targets political opponents, real or imagined, without restraint.
  • NATO underplayed civilian deaths in Libya: HRW

    05/14/2012 6:03:28 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 5 replies
    REUTERS via Yahoo ^ | May 14, 2012 | Sebastian Moffett
    NATO air strikes killed 72 civilians in Libya last year, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, accusing the western alliance of failing to acknowledge the scope of collateral damage it caused during the campaign that helped oust Muammar Gaddafi. In a report based on investigations at bombing sites during and after the conflict, the New York-based HRW said NATO strikes killed 20 women and 24 children. It called on the alliance to compensate civilian victims and investigate attacks that may have been unlawful. "Attacks are allowed only on military targets, and serious questions remain in some incidents about what exactly...
  • Israel Not Invited to NATO's Chicago Summit

    05/12/2012 9:54:38 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5-11-12 | Slobodan Lekic
    Israel will not be invited to NATO's May 20-21 summit in Chicago, the alliance's top official said Friday. But he denied that alliance member Turkey had blocked Israel's participation. Instead, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the reason is because Israel does not participate in NATO's main military missions. News reports have claimed that Turkey blocked Israel's participation because of the raid in 2010 by Israeli troops on ships heading to Gaza in which eight Turks and a Turkish-American died. NATO has a system of partnerships with dozens of nations across the globe such as the Mediterranean Dialogue, a NATO...
  • Metra Unveils Commuter Rail Security Restrictions For NATO

    05/11/2012 8:35:23 PM PDT · by redreno · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/11/2012 | unknown
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Some commuters will have to make alternate plans during the NATO Summit, as Metra today said it will close several stations on the Electric Line. All Metra passengers–not just those on the Electric Line–will also face carry-on restrictions and security screenings from May 19-21. Riders will be allowed one briefcase-sized bag up to 15 by 15 inches and four inches deep. Riders will not be allowed to carry boxes, luggage, backpacks, pocket knives, bikes, food or liquid. This includes all beverages, such as coffee and soda.
  • The Shadow Cabinet; Obama meets with left-wing critics of Israel to plot next moves

    05/10/2012 5:50:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/12 | Adam Kredo
    President Obama sat down yesterday with a cadre of far-left foreign policy writers, several of whom regularly lambast the state of Israel, to get advice on a range of critical foreign policy issues, among them Afghanistan, Israel, and NATO, according to press accounts. The group of nine included several writers who promulgate fringe views about the state of Israel, advocate in favor of divestment from Israel, and describe the Jewish State as an “apartheid” state—views that are also endorsed by the most extreme anti-Israel advocates. Liberal author Peter Beinart—who has compared Israel to the segregated South and advocates boycotting areas
  • What not to wear during the NATO summit (Obama's SA wins)

    05/08/2012 11:27:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | May 8, 2012 | Ryan Ori
    Downtown workers may experience casual Friday and casual Monday later this month when the NATO summit arrives. Workers at some Chicago office towers are being encouraged to dress down to avoid being targeted by protesters during the meeting of world leaders May 20 and 21. Safety procedures in some high-rises include the recommendation that employees set aside suits, ties and anything with corporate logos.
  • Highway Limitations During the NATO Summit

    05/07/2012 10:24:59 AM PDT · by deang · 7 replies
    Trucking Port ^ | 7-5-12 | Deang
    The NATO Summit will be held on May 20th -21st in Chicago and the Illinois DOT is requesting everybody to avert the city areas and mainly the downtown and the South Loop during the Summit week. Some limitations are also going to be placed on excessive and overweight shipments. From May 18th -22nd excessive and overweight shipment would not be allowed on the expressway and ramps. [Read More....]
  • VISIBLE STATISTICS AND HIDDEN MISSES: CHICAGO'S 2012 NATO SUMMIT

    05/06/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When the president’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel (D, Wilmette) became Mayor of Chicago, many expected him to use his many Washington contacts to bring some big business his way, and he delivered. Mayor Richard M. Daley had sought to bring the Olympics to Chicago… no such luck. But Emanuel did indeed deliver, if on a slightly lesser scale: in his first year, he secured two big meetings for Chicago, the first, a G-20 conference, and the second, a NATO summit. The G-20 meeting was quietly pulled, under cover of darkness, to be held at Camp David instead (good...