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  • Decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer [tr]

    07/30/2016 8:14:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/16 | Hardy
    A bloody outrage: The decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer - while the blood-soaked men of terror know they'll never face justice (thanks to Blair's squalid 'peace' deal) Soldier C faces prosecution for shooting the IRA commander Joe McCann The 65-year-old had been cleared of any wrong-doing over killing in 1972 Thought case is politically motivated and designed to appease IRA families Meanwhile, suspected IRA terrorists avoid prosecution due to Blair's deal Soldier C is a man who rarely shows emotion. Having served his country for 23 years in both the Parachute Regiment and...
  • Dallas Police Sniper Shunned by New Black Panthers, Says Group Leader Quanell X (but knew of him)

    07/12/2016 3:05:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 12, 2016 | By Melissa Jacobs
    Dallas sniper Micah Johnson was shunned by the New Black Panther Party after he began encouraging fellow members to take up arms, the hate group's leader X claimed Monday. Houston-based New Black Panther Party leader Quanell X told radio station KTRH he "excused" Johnson when the Army veteran encouraged the group to stockpile guns and ammunition. Quanell X,leader of the New Black Panther Party, said he "excused" Johnson from the group when he espoused violence. "I knew brother, and brother had spent some time with us in New Black Panther Party nation and he also worked some security details for...
  • A Texas paramilitary style group is organized in response to police brutality

    07/08/2016 8:34:47 AM PDT · by nralife · 27 replies
    Truth In Media ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | By Zach McAuliffe -
    A Texas paramilitary style group is organized in response to police brutality Police brutality has been in the majority of headlines over the past few months, but an organization in Dallas, Texas is responding with their own citizen patrols. The Huey P. Newton Gun Club is a group which has united five Dallas paramilitary groups, all of which consist of black and Hispanic members, and their goal is to speak out on issues of police brutality in minority communities. Charles Goodson, a 31-year-old Dallas local, and Darren X, a 48-year-old national field marshal for the New Black Panther Party, founded...
  • Poles Steel for Battle, Fearing Russia Will March on Them Next

    03/19/2015 6:14:57 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 104 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 3/14/2015 | Rick Lyman
    KALISZ, Poland — For evidence of how much President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has jangled nerves and provoked anxiety across Eastern Europe, look no farther than the drill held the other day by the Shooters Association. The paramilitary group, like more than 100 others in Poland, has experienced a sharp spike in membership since Mr. Putin’s forces began meddling in neighboring Ukraine last year. Thirty students took an oath to defend Poland at all costs, joining nearly 200 other regional members of the association — young men and women, boys and girls — marching in formation around the perimeter...
  • Utah lawmaker moves to disarm BLM, IRS, says ‘They’re not paramilitary units’

    04/30/2014 6:40:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, concerned about the armed agents that surrounded Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property, introduced a bill to cut funding for any “paramilitary units” that work for the Bureau of Land Management, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal regulatory agencies. “There are lots of people who are really concerned when the BLM shows up with its own SWAT team,” he said on the House floor on Tuesday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. “They’re regulatory agencies. They’re not paramilitary units, and I think that concerns a lot of us.”
  • Russian paramilitary leaders in eastern Ukraine caught on tape communicating with Moscow

    04/15/2014 7:29:10 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 32 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | April 15, 2014, 4:37 p.m. | Kyiv Post
    A recording proving that Russia is backing separatists in eastern Ukraine has surfaced online. The SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) taped the operatives, whose code names are "Nose," "Adler," "Shooter" and "Agath," discussing strategy, weapon stockpiles, and requests for reinforcements. The SBU has identified the number calling the separatists in Ukraine as having a Russian +7 area code.
  • The Standing Armies of Yesterday and the Police State Today

    02/23/2014 3:32:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The International Libertarian ^ | August 22, 2013 | Darren Wolfe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Darren Wolfe gave this presentation at the Citizens for Liberty meeting on August 20, 2013 near Norristown, Pennsylvania. Below are links to source material so readers can do their own research and come to their own conclusions. Many of the quotes used in the presentation are parts of essays or speeches that are well worth reading start to finish. This first series of quotes is from John Trenchard's 1697 book “An Argument Shewing, that a Standing Army is inconsistent with a Free Government, and absolutely destructive to the Constitution of the English Monarchy” ( And if we enquire how these...
  • Botched paramilitary Police Raids

    02/08/2014 1:37:17 PM PST · by tx_eggman · 17 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | Radley Balko
    An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko.
  • Marines, civilian police officers conduct urban training exercise(What Posse Comitatus?)

    08/28/2012 5:22:01 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 208 replies
    WNCT Channel 9, North Carolina ^ | August 23, 2012 | Tony Rawlings
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Training at Camp Lejeune Thursday looked and felt real -- and that was the point. Law officers and marines from across the country ended their training with a bang. Thursday was the final day of exercises for law enforcement and marines who have gone through special reaction team training at Camp Lejeune for the past three weeks. In the final exercise, teams were presented with a series of real life scenarios as well as hands on instruction to handle them correctly. Brian Dye, Operations Chief of I&I in Lexington, Kentucky says training civilians as a blended...
  • Wrong house raided during drug search; police admit mistake

    04/01/2012 5:32:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    Fred Skinner, 76, of Victory, was caught off-guard on Tuesday when police officers broke through his front door during a drug raid, only to find out they had the wrong house Skinner said at least six police officers broke into his house, smashed through his porch door, and then his front door. The house at on McNeely Road was raided for drugs for over five minutes before police realized they had the wrong house by looking through his mail. After the police realized it was the wrong house, they took the handcuffs off him and left. Auburn police officers were...
  • The Government's tactical assault on our liberty

    10/16/2011 11:23:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coachis Right ^ | 10/16/2011 | Doug Book
    Two centuries ago the Founders feared a strong, centralized federal government would establish a standing army, an irresistible force capable of crushing those rights of individual liberty which had been so carefully and deliberately crafted into the Constitution. Today that fear has been realized, not with the American military, but in the increasingly disturbing form of paramilitary units and heavily equipped tactical assault teams which exist in even small town police departments and bureaucracies within the federal government. In Waco, 80 lives were taken by masked SWAT team members driving armored vehicles in what one writer properly called an “…ATF...
  • VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.'

    07/15/2011 4:15:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Rutherford institute ^ | July 5, 2011 | John W. Whitehead
    VIPR Searches and the American Citizen: 'Dominate. Intimidate. Control.' By John W. Whitehead 7/5/2011 "They're trying to scare the pants off the American people that we need these things... Fear is a commodity and they're selling it. The more they can sell it, the more we buy into it. When American people are afraid, they will accept anything."--Kate Hanni, passengers' rights advocate "Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government...Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and...
  • TSA Now Storming Public Places 8,000 Times a Year

    06/20/2011 10:38:18 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/20/11 | Tara Servatius
    Americans must to decide if, in the name of homeland security, they are willing to allow TSA operatives to storm public places in their communities with no warning, pat them down, and search their bags. And they better decide quickly. Bus travelers were shocked when jackbooted TSA officers in black SWAT-style uniforms descended unannounced upon the Tampa Greyhound bus station in April with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and federal bureaucrats in tow. A news report by ABC Action News in Tampa showed passengers being given the signature pat downs Americans are used to watching the Transportation Security...
  • Arizona SWAT Team Cleared in Former Marine's Killing

    06/14/2011 7:47:24 PM PDT · by sigzero · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2011 | DEAN SCHABNER
    The SWAT team that gunned down a former Marine in his Tucson, Ariz., home was cleared today of any wrongdoing in the incident. Jose Guerena, 26, was killed in a hail of bullets from the SWAT team, which broke down the door to his home on May 5 while trying to serve a search warrant as part of a home invasion probe. Guerena did not fire a single shot in the incident, but Pima County Chief Criminal Deputy Attorney David Berkman said in the report issued today that the five SWAT team members were justified in using deadly force because...
  • SWAT Team Mania: The War Against the American Citizen

    06/14/2011 4:17:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 116 replies ^ | 13 June, 2011 | John W. Whitehead
    “He [a federal agent] had his knee on my back and I had no idea why they were there.”--Anthony Wright, victim of a Dept. of Education SWAT team raid The militarization of American police--no doubt a blowback effect of the military empire--has become an unfortunate part of American life. In fact, it says something about our reliance on the military that federal agencies having nothing whatsoever to do with national defense now see the need for their own paramilitary units. Among those federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions are the State Department, Department of Education, Department...
  • title:Video: SWAT team raids house over … unpaid student loans

    06/08/2011 10:52:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Via JWF and Reason, we now present this instructional video from the Department of Education. Now that the government has for all practical pruposes nationalized the student-loan industry, the DoE would like to educate recipients on new loan-collection processes. The banks used to send bill collectors and file claims in court, but the Obama administration doesn’t like those kind of harsh private-sector measures to retrieve lost capital. Instead, they’ll send a SWAT team to kick in your door and frighten your children — even if you don’t live with them anymore: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Kenneth Wright does...
  • SWAT entry questioned in Marine's death

    05/13/2011 10:39:22 PM PDT · by petitfour · 50 replies
    KGUN9 ^ | 5/13/2011 | Joel Waldman
    TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A decorated Marine's family cannot believe their loved one, who served two tours of duty overseas, is gone; never expecting him to die here at home at the hands of law enforcement. A Pima County Sheriff's Department SWAT team shot and killed Jose Guerena eight days ago; it was executing a search warrant. Four days ago, in a news conference, a sheriff's deputy said the department makes it clear when SWAT is about to enter a home. Lt. Michael O'Connor says SWAT says it never wants to be mistaken for other people, "We had our large...
  • SWAT raid fatal drama is revealed in 911 call

    05/14/2011 7:04:25 AM PDT · by petitfour · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 5/14/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The wife of a Tucson man killed in a Pima County SWAT raid May 5 pleaded for five minutes with 911 dispatchers to send an ambulance for her mortally wounded husband, audio records show. Often through tears and sometimes in broken English, Vanessa Guerena, tells 911 operators that her husband had been shot by a "bunch of people" who opened the door of their southwest-side home and "just shoot him." Meanwhile, dispatchers worked to determine if she was calling from a house where the SWAT team was serving a search warrant, audio released Friday by Drexel Heights Fire Department reveals....
  • Dispute over New Black Panthers case causes deep divisions (MSM Finally Notices NBP Case)

    10/22/2010 2:41:33 PM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/22/2010 | Jerry Markon and Krissah Thompson
    On Election Day 2008, Maruse Heath, the leader of Philadelphia's New Black Panther Party, stood in front of a neighborhood polling place, dressed in a paramilitary uniform. Within hours, an amateur video showing Heath, slapping a black nightstick and exchanging words with the videographer, had aired on TV and ricocheted across the nation. Among those who saw the footage was J. Christian Adams, who was in his office in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in Washington. "I thought, 'This is wrong, this is not supposed to happen in this country,' " Adams said. "There are armed men in front...
  • Detroit Police Shoot and Kill 7-Year-Old-Girl (While Police Struggle With Mother)

    05/16/2010 10:47:23 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 108 replies · 3,292+ views
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 5/16/2010 | My Fox Detroit
    Updated: Sunday, 16 May 2010, 11:09 AM EDT Published : Sunday, 16 May 2010, 8:44 AM EDT DETROIT - A spokesperson for the Detroit Police Department says a 7-year-old girl named Ayana Jones was accidently shot and killed by a DPD officer. Watch the latest video report by Fox 2's Roop Raj. It happened in the 4000 block of Lillibridge at 12:40 Sunday morning. According to Detroit Police , officers went to the house to arrest a murder suspect, with a valid search warrant. The suspect was wanted in another crime that happened on Friday in Detroit. A 17-year-old high...
  • Low on the Iraqi MoI Totem Pole: Department of Border Enforcement

    07/26/2009 10:34:45 AM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 1 replies · 106+ views
    Montrose Toast ^ | 26 July 2009 | DJ Elliott
    Most of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) is focused on internal security. Most MoI components have a secondary role against external forces. Only one Ministry of Interior Service is completely focused on external security: The Department of Border Enforcement. This difference in MoI service roles tends to give the Department of Border Enforcement (DBE) a lower priority in the MoI. MoI tends to be focused on the counter-insurgency fight. There is at least one case of a DBE battalion being transferred to the Iraqi National Police. Also, two of the DBE’s schools were used to train Iraqi National Police...
  • More Dallas-Fort Worth police forces arming themselves with military-style equipment

    05/30/2009 6:56:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 3,751+ views
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | May 29, 2009 | Domingo Ramirez, Jr.
    A $226,000 armored vehicle for the North Richland Hills Police Department SWAT team arrived a few days ago to replace one the agency got in 1990. To many people that vehicle — and others like it used by police departments across the country — will go unnoticed. The public seems to largely accept the use of military-type equipment, technology and tactics as not only appropriate but also necessary to fight crime and make communities more safe and secure. Armored vehicles are used by law enforcement agencies in Fort Worth, Arlington and Bedford and at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, just to name...
  • Colombian paramilitary member appears in US court

    05/18/2008 11:45:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 60+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/08 | Juan A. Luzano - ap
    HOUSTON - A member of a right-wing paramilitary group who was extradited from Colombia made his first appearance in Houston federal court Friday on a charge he participated in a $25 million arms-for-cocaine deal. Diego Alberto Ruiz Arroyave was one of 14 right-wing paramilitaries nabbed in a surprise pre-dawn operation this week and brought to the United States to face charges of supporting a terrorist organization and drug trafficking. Many of the others made their court appearances earlier in New York, Washington, Miami and Tampa, Fla. During a brief court hearing, Ruiz appeared before a federal magistrate judge on a...
  • Local 2 Investigates Police Secrecy Behind Unmanned Aircraft Test

    11/24/2007 1:02:06 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 56 replies · 345+ views
    Click 2 Houston ^ | November 21, 2007 | Stephen Dean
    WALLER COUNTY, Texas -- Houston police started testing unmanned aircraft and the event was shrouded in secrecy, but it was captured on tape by Local 2 Investigates. Neighbors in rural Waller County said they thought a top-secret military venture was under way among the farmland and ranches, some 70 miles northwest of Houston. KPRC Local 2 Investigates had four hidden cameras aimed at a row of mysterious black trucks. Satellite dishes and a swirling radar added to the neighbors' suspense. Then, cameras were rolling as an unmanned aircraft was launched into the sky and operated by remote control.
  • Fourteen arrested in anti-terrorist swoop (NZ News)

    10/14/2007 8:20:28 PM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 21 replies · 208+ views
    NZPA ^ | October 15 2007 | NZPA
    Monday October 15, 03:04 PM Fourteen arrested in anti-terrorist swoop At least fourteen people are due to appear in court and further arrests are imminent following a nation-wide police swoop this morning targeting Maori and political activists. The raids were done under the Terrorism Suppression Act and Firearms Act. Police began executing search warrants throughout the country early this morning. Maori activist Tame Iti is among those arrested. Police Commissioner Howard Broad said the sting was the culmination of a year-long investigation into weapons training camps alleged to have been held in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. While those arrested...
  • Muslim paramilitary compounds springing up around America

    05/25/2007 5:32:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 93 replies · 5,844+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 21, 2007 | Chad Groening
    A U.S. defense analyst and author says Americans should be very concerned about some radical Muslim paramilitary compounds that have sprung up around the country and that are surrounded with "No Trespassing" signs. Hear This Report Greg Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), says the compounds are often populated with former U.S. convicts who were converted to Islam in prison. These convicts, he contends, are connected to a Pakistani organization. "Islamberg in New York, Ahmedabad in Virginia, and Holy Islamville in South Carolina, and so on are places which have been formed largely by Jamaat ul-Fuqra," Copley...
  • Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America

    07/18/2006 2:00:20 PM PDT · by rbalko · 150 replies · 3,262+ views
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 16, 2006 | Radley Balko
    Paper on America's love affair with the SWAT team and "dynamic entry" raids. See scary accompanying map of botched no-knocks and other SWAT-style raids.
  • The Badlands of Al Anbar

    11/21/2005 2:58:40 PM PST · by Moonraker · 8 replies · 989+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 21, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Insurgencies are not put down in a fortnight. But considering the successes in the recent counter-insurgency sweep in Iraq's Al Anbar Province, one fact becomes obvious to anyone with so much as a sliver of an understanding of ground combat operations: Eliminating the insurgency in Iraq is best left to those who best know how to do it.
  • A dramatic toast to the President

    10/17/2005 8:37:08 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 867+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 17, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Like the exploits of 21st-century special operators – including U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Delta soldiers, Force Recon Marines, Air Force commandos, and CIA paramilitary operatives – stories of men like Ortiz are rarely gleaned from books, newspapers, and magazines. Their incredibly dangerous work often goes unseen and is thankless.
  • VENEZUELA: Socialism does make you feel better!(BARF/ROFL ALERT!)

    08/16/2005 11:13:48 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 12 replies · 444+ views
    Green Left Weekly ^ | unkown | VENEZUELA: Socialism does make you feel better!
    VENEZUELA: Socialism does make you feel better! Stuart Munckton, CaracasHaving come to Venezuela to witness the revolution and the social missions at its heart, I ended up having a closer view of one of the most important missions — Barrio Adentro (Into the Neighbourhood) — than I might have hoped or cared for, when I was “lucky” enough to become one of the 1% of victims of travellers’ diarrhoea to be hospitalised. Barrio Adentro was established around two years ago to bring free, quality health care to the poor majority. In the past, doctors have mostly shunned the poor...
  • Feliz Ańo Nuevo, Mi Colombia Querida

    01/01/2005 7:29:00 PM PST · by stevejackson · 14 replies · 1,264+ views
    Leftist “militants” ushered in the new year in Colombia in true form: Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) murdered 17 peasants, including 6 women and 4 children, who were gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve. When I say “true form,” I mean FARC was practicing the art that the extreme left has mastered, perhaps invented: terrorism. On this New Year’s Eve, the FARC was proving it believes the “end justifies the means,” as it is the grotesque, disfigured child of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and, yes, even Hitler -- remember, he was a National Socialist (Nazi). FARC is...
  • Iraq job companies calling up Colombian ex-soldiers

    12/31/2004 2:10:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 685+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | | STEVEN DUDLEY
    BOGOTA - The offers come via e-mail, anonymous newspaper ads and word of mouth. And the temptation -- which includes making as much as 20 times their yearly salary -- has been strong enough to lure dozens of Colombians to Iraq to do some of the most dangerous work on the planet. ''If I spoke English, I would have gone,'' said one retired army major who specialized in intelligence gathering. The retired officer, who didn't want to give his name, received an e-mail about a year ago promising upward of $7,000 per month if he'd join one of the 60-odd...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Venezuela's Río Claro massacre: Paramilitary/FARC-like activities in Lara state

    11/12/2004 3:34:07 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 322+ views ^ | NOv. 12, 2004 | Daniel Duquenal
    The local news this week was not very pleasant. Barely one hour of San Felipe, in the cool mountains that serve of backdrop to Barquisimeto, we had a peasant massacre. I learned of that because one of my colleagues lives there and the worker at one of her neighbors was one of the victims.
  • Haitian jury acquits ex-paramilitary leader Chamblain of murder (in the dark of night 'justice')

    08/17/2004 4:28:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 253+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/17/04 | AP - Port Au Prince
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A jury acquitted former paramilitary leader Louis-Jodel Chamblain of murder charges Tuesday after a secretive trial that began in the middle of the night, angering human rights groups who blamed the country's U.S.-backed government. Chamblain and co-defendent Jackson Joanis were acquitted just after dawn in the murder of Antoine Izmery, a former justice minister and financier of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, according to Stanley Gaston, an attorney for Chamblain. Three witnesses were called during the one-day trial, and only one of them was for the prosecution, said Viles Alizar with the National Coalition for Haitian Rights....
  • Colombia warlord strangled to death [Carlos Castano]

    04/30/2004 9:12:51 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 194+ views
    Reuters | April 30, 2004
    BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian warlord Carlos Castano, whose disappearance has rocked peace talks between the government and far-right paramilitaries, has been strangled to death by former comrades, one of Castano's friends says. The outlaw Castano, who was political chief of the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia, or AUC, went missing after a shootout with gunmen commanded by rival AUC chiefs at his hidden ranch in northern Colombia on April 16. "They caught Commander Carlos alive that very day and they killed him two days later, after they kept him for two days with his hands and legs bound,...
  • Racist war of the loyalist street gangs (Northern Ireland)

    01/09/2004 7:13:55 PM PST · by Pikamax · 36 replies · 590+ views
    Guardian ^ | 01/10/04 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Racist war of the loyalist street gangs Orchestrated attacks on minorities raise fears of ethnic cleansing Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Saturday January 10, 2004 The Guardian Not far from the red, white and blue paving stones, the Ku Klux Klan graffiti and the "Chinks out" notices scratched outside south Belfast Chinese takeaways, Hua Long Lin was at home watching television when a man burst in and smashed a brick into his face. His wife, also in the room, was eight months pregnant. The couple had moved into the terrace two weeks before. Neighbours expressed regret but one white family told...
  • Saddam's Enforcers

    03/27/2003 6:55:57 AM PST · by KriegerGeist · 10 replies · 137+ views
    CBS News 60 Minutes II ^ | 03/26/2003 | Randall Pinkston
    Saddam's Enforcers NEW YORK, March 26, 2003 Mohammed Abdul Majid was a major in the Iraqi Army until he defected in 1991. In the Middle East today – we’ve been asked not to say exactly where–Abdul Majid told how he helped set up the unit that eventually became the Fedayeen.“They use a lot of fear, and horror,” he says. “They scare the people. They are well trained. They are well trained in killing. I'm not sure if they are trained in battles, big battles--you know, like we train in the Army.” They are, he says, trained for assassination. They are...
  • The militia movement in Kentucky, once a stronghold of paramilitary activity in the US, waining.

    09/08/2002 4:34:02 AM PDT · by toddst · 17 replies · 335+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | September 8, 2002 | Joseph Gertg
    <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The militia movement in Kentucky, once a stronghold of paramilitary activity in the United States, appears to be waning.</p> <p>With former Kentucky State Militia commander Charlie Puckett in prison and Steve Anderson -- another high-profile member of the group -- being sought as a fugitive, the militia is in disarray, despite recent efforts to regroup.</p>