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  • Iranian coup: A tale of two U.S. Navy vessels

    01/17/2016 1:57:49 PM PST · by Taxman · 260 replies
    Central View ^ | January 17, 2016 | William Hamilton, J.D., Ph.D.
    CENTRAL VIEW for Monday, January 18, 2016 Iranian coup: A tale of two U.S. Navy vessels Last week, the U.S. Navy dispatched two of its fearsomely armed Riverine Command Boats (RCBs) to patrol between Kuwait and Bahrain. Somehow, the RCBs were seized by the Iranian Navy; the crewmembers arrested, and -- even though the U.S. and Iran are not technically at war -- treated as Prisoners of War (POWs). How could this happen? The Swedish-designed, U.S.- manufactured RCBs cost $2.8 million per copy. Each RCB carries six machine guns, to include a .50 caliber Gatling gun, plus grenade launchers. Covered...
  • ISIS seizes control of key Iraqi city Ramadi as government forces pull back

    05/18/2015 4:21:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/17/15
    he key Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to ISIS on Sunday after government security forces pulled out of a military base on the west side of the city, the mayor and a high-ranking security official said. The ISIS advances came after militants detonated a series of morning car bomb blasts, Mayor Dalaf al-Kubaisy and a high-ranking Iraqi security official said. The explosions forced Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters to retreat to the city's east, they said. But Iraqi and U.S. officials said Sunday that the fight for Ramadi is far from over. Clashes have raged in the beleaguered capital...
  • Va. House bill targets asset forfeitures that fund police

    01/26/2015 5:06:07 AM PST · by csvset · 25 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 26, 2015 | Gary A. Harki
    NORFOLK A bill moving through the General Assembly could eliminate a legal process that brings in millions of dollars for law enforcement agencies, but which critics say allows the government to confiscate property unfairly. HB1287, sponsored by Del. Mark Cole, R-Spotsylvania, would end civil asset forfeitures - state legal proceedings that allow police to keep property seized from criminal suspects. The process rankles civil liberties advocates because such seizures can occur without a criminal conviction. The proposal mirrors an order from Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this month that drastically curtails the federal asset-forfeiture process. If Cole's bill passes, the...
  • Police Seize Massive Weapons Shipment Headed for Jerusalem

    11/20/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 11/20/14 | Ari Soffer
    Israeli police seized a massive shipment of firecrackers, swords, tasers and other weapons at Ashdod port Thursday - a potentially deadly arsenal which was set to be delivered to Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem. Two containers intercepted by authorities at the southern port were packed with 18,000 fireworks, 5,200 commando knives, 5,500 tasers, 4,300 tasers concealed in flashlights, 1,000 swords and several thousand other "cold" weapons. The lethal cargo was hidden under a layer of Christmas decorations, and had been shipped in all the way from China. The weapons were in all likelihood destined to be used against police and Jewish...
  • FEDS SEIZE FAMILY’S RANCH-Property owners fight government ‘land grab’!!!

    04/19/2014 11:28:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 211 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 17, 2014 | TPT Admin
    When Kit Laney answered a knock on his door Saturday, law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service handed him a piece of paper announcing his Diamond Bar Ranch in southwest New Mexico would be shut down Wednesday and his 300 head of cattle grazing there would be removed – one way or the other. Other Forest Service officials were busy nailing similar notices on fence posts along the highway and informing neighbors that after Feb. 11, they should not attempt to enter the Diamond Bar property. Laney was not surprised. He knew someday there would be an on-the-ground confrontation...
  • Will Putin Seize Crimea?

    02/24/2014 10:20:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | February 24, 2014 | Josh Cohen
    As the battle on Maidan ends with the defeat and humiliation of President Viktor Yanukovych, some observers have turned their attention to Ukraine's Crimea region with the following question: If Ukraine turns toward the European Union and the West, will President Vladimir Putin move to seize Crimea? While Crimea is situated far from the drama of Kiev, it stands out as the only region in Ukraine where Russians are in the majority, constituting about 60 percent of Crimea's population. There is also a critical naval base at Sevastopol that the Russians lease from Ukraine. Sevastopol serves as the home of...
  • Armed men seize Crimea parliament and hoist Russian flag

    02/26/2014 11:56:31 PM PST · by Crazieman · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2-27-2014
    Armed men have seized the government buildings in the capital of the Ukraine’s Crimea region and hoisted a Russian flag over a barricade. The men occupying the parliament building in the regional capital, Simferopol, early on Thursday did not come out to voice any demands. They wore black and orange ribbons, a Russian symbol of the victory in World War II. The men also put up a sign saying “Crimea is Russia.” They threw a flash grenade in response to a journalist’s questions. Phone calls to region’s legislature rang unanswered, and its website was down.
  • Biden: Seize the Moment, Make Peace

    01/13/2014 4:40:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday urged Israel to seize this moment in history to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA), AFP reported. Biden’s comments were made in a meeting with President Shimon Peres, hours after both paid their last respects to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who was buried on Monday. The meeting focused on the U.S.-led direct peace talks between the sides, which resumed in July. "The one place (in the region) where there's a possibility for an island of stability ... is between the Palestinian people and the Israeli people, in two secure states...
  • Vigilantes seize town in western Mexico

    11/17/2013 3:35:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/13 | AFP
    Morelia (Mexico) (AFP) - Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town in a western Mexico state plagued by drug cartels after clashes with an armed group that left three people dead, officials said. The Michoacan state government said in a statement that the "self-defense" units seized the town hall and main square of Tancitaro on Saturday. Some 400 vigilantes kicked out the municipal police and took over security in the town, a source in the CISEN intelligence agency told AFP. Before taking Tancitaro, the self-defense force exchanged fire with suspected organized crime members in the nearby town...
  • Cyprus reaches last-minute deal on 10 billion euro bailout (votes to seize citizens cash)

    03/25/2013 4:57:32 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 25 March 2013 | Jan Strupczewski and Michele Kambas
    (Reuters) - Cyprus clinched a last-ditch deal with international lenders to shut down its second-largest bank and inflict heavy losses on uninsured depositors, including wealthy Russians, in return for a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout. The agreement came hours before a deadline to avert a collapse of the banking system in fraught negotiations between President Nicos Anastasiades and heads of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Without a deal, Cyprus's banking system would have collapsed and the country could have become the first to crash out of the European single currency. Swiftly backed...
  • IMF Marxists Tax and Seize Personal Funds in Cyprus – Crickets Ensue

    03/17/2013 9:41:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | 3/17/13 | TMH
    Very few things give me nightmares… Yesterday’s event in Cyprus was one of them and the media is conspicuously silent. What do you get when you combine worldwide Marxist elitists, bankers and the media? A worldwide depression and a new dark age. The IMF (in case you are wondering who they are) is using Greece as a proving ground for the rest of us. It is a fascist Petri dish. They just implemented an across the board tax on all bank accounts over a holiday with no warning and no recourse. 9.9% if you have over 100,000 Euros in the...
  • Israel May Seize Advanced Weapons in Syria

    07/20/2012 4:23:38 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 63 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 20, 2012 | REUTERS
    Barak: Israel may seize advanced weapons in Syria By REUTERS Israel Defense Minister tells Israeli TV Ch. 10 he has instructed military to prepare for possible operation if Syrian government attempts to hands missiles or chemical weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel is preparing for a possible military intervention in Syria in case the Syrian government hands missiles or chemical weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Friday. "I have instructed the military to increase its intelligence preparations and prepare what is needed so that ... (if necessary) ... we will be able to consider carrying...
  • Union Chief Leo Gerard: 'Resistance Movement' Needed to Seize Bridges, Banks in Case OWS Fails

    United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard has a message to the flea party whiny-whiners still camping out instead of sleeping in their parents' basements -- playtime is over. Just in case the Occupy movement fails -- in other words, when it fails -- Gerard is urging union members to fill that gaping void with "more militancy." "And no wonder people are occupying. We oughta be doing more than occupying parks. We oughta start occupying bridges. We start oughta occupying the banks places themselves."
  • Islamic militants seize coastal town in Yemen (Zinjibar)

    05/27/2011 12:31:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/11 | Ahmed Al-Haj - Associated Press
    SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say hundreds of Islamic militants have seized control of a southern city, killing eight policemen and two civilians in gunfights. The men took over two banks in Zinjibar as well as the city's tax bureau and two security offices. After the fight, witnesses say, the men could be seen driving freely around the city.
  • Watch Out! Feds Could Seize Your Private Retirement Savings

    05/22/2011 5:04:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 166 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 21, 1011 | Greg Brown
    Newsmax Watch Out! Feds Could Seize Your Private Retirement Savings Saturday, May 21, 2011 04:58 PM By: Greg Brown How long before Uncle Sam hits private pensions to balance the public budget? It’s quickly becoming a reasonable question to ask. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is ringing alarm bells across Washington, D.C., warning of a disastrous outcome if an agreement to raise the debt ceiling is not made soon. “A default would call into question, for the first time, the full faith and credit of the U.S. Pensions, Federal Government, Debt Ceiling, Retirementgovernment,” Geithner wrote in a letter Friday to Sen....
  • Feds Accidentally Seize 84,000 Innocent Domains, Link Them With Child Porn

    02/18/2011 9:35:19 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies ^ | Feb 17, 2011 3:52 pm | By Ted Samson
    Imagine you're a respectable, law-abiding owner of a small business. You show up to your shop one morning, only to find the doors barred and a big sign in front window reading, "The federal government has seized this business as it's affiliated with creating, distributing, and/or storing child pornography." Worse yet, imagine that every other business on the block was similarly locked up and had the same damning explanation on their front window. And even once the confusion was cleared up with the feds, it took a few days more to get all the signs down and all of the...
  • Feds seize 22,000 pounds of pot

    12/16/2010 9:58:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/16/10 | Staff
    Federal authorities seized 22,000 pounds of marijuana from a South Suburban warehouse — a huge stash that came here from Mexico packed into six railroad cars, authorities said. The seizure is being touted as the largest seizure ever of marijuana in the Chicago area. Seven people were arrested Wednesday and are expected to appear before a federal magistrate in downtown Chicago today. The top feds in the area are expected to hold a 1 p.m. news conference to discuss the case. Attending the news conference will be Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Gary
  • Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    06/24/2010 3:32:30 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 138 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2010 | FABIOLA SANCHEZ
    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's government has seized control of 11 oil rigs owned by U.S. driller Helmerich & Payne, which shut them down because the state oil company was behind on payments. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez announced that Venezuela would nationalize the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company's rigs. He said in a statement Wednesday that Helmerich & Payne had rejected government demands to resume drilling operations for more than a year ...
  • Forces Capture Militants, Evacuate Civilians, Seize Weapons

    04/16/2010 4:21:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 217+ views
    KABUL, April 16, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured several insurgents, evacuated civilians after an explosion, and seized enemy weapons stockpiles in recent operations, military officials in Afghanistan reported. -- A combined Afghan-international security force detained several suspected militants in a rural area of northeaster Marja in Helmand province this morning. -- In the Tarini Kot district of Uruzgan province this morning, a combined force found a 105 mm artillery round, a grenade and four mortar rounds. -- In Kandahar City last night, the International Security Assistance Force helped Afghan forces in evacuating and treating wounded civilians after a...
  • Forces Capture Subcommanders, Seize Weapons, Drugs

    02/10/2010 3:19:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 199+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured two suspected enemy subcommanders and seized caches of weapons and drugs in recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported. An Afghan-international force captured a Haqqani terrorist network subcommander responsible for coordinating attacks on Afghan and coalition forces during a combined operation last night in the Sabari district of Afghanistan’s Khost province. The captured subcommander also is accused of arranging delivery of weapons to other Haqqani network operatives. The combined force also detained a pair of other suspected insurgents. In the Wali Mohammad Shaheed district of Ghazni province yesterday, a combined...
  • Agents seize $1.2 billion worth of pot in Calif.

    07/23/2009 5:43:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,295+ views
    AP on ^ | 7/23/09 | Garance Burke - ap
    Fresno, Calif. (AP) -- Federal and state agents have arrested 83 people for growing more than $1.2 billion worth of marijuana in an ongoing crackdown on illegal pot gardens in California's Sierra Nevada range. Local officials said several Mexican marijuana-growing cartels helped set up the grow sites scattered throughout rocky mountainsides of eastern Fresno County, and warned more arrests were likely as the sweep continues. More than 318,000 marijuana plants were destroyed in the operation, which also netted nearly $41,000 in cash, 25 weapons and two vehicles, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said Thursday.
  • Troops seize police station in Venezuela

    07/15/2009 11:52:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,274+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/15/09 | Christopher Toothaker - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela – Dozens of National Guard troops seized control of a police station controlled by a leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday, adding to tensions between Venezuela's government and elected opposition officials. About 40 National Guard troops tossed tear gas canisters at a police precinct post in the town of Curiepe, east of Caracas, shortly before dawn, said Elisio Guzman, director of the Miranda state police. He said the officers inside were forced to leave and the National Guard occupied the building. Guzman said the motive behind the takeover was unclear and national government officials could not...
  • Feds could seize Calif. parks if closed by budget (threaten to seize 6 state parks if closed)

    07/01/2009 12:41:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 100 replies · 6,634+ views
    ap on Sac bee ^ | 7/1/09 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California governor's office says federal officials are threatening to seize six state parks if they are closed to help balance the state's budget. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed closing 220 state parks. But the National Park Service warned in a letter to Schwarzenegger that six of those parks are on former federal land that could revert to the U.S. government if they are not kept open as parks.
  • Regulators Seize Four More Banks, FDIC Says Cost Its Insurance Fund Just Under $700 Million

    04/25/2009 2:13:53 PM PDT · by Son House · 1 replies · 347+ views
    The ^ | April 25, 2009 | By Chris Carey
    Regulators took over four banks Friday, bringing the total number of failures this year to 29. The California Department of Financial Institutions seized First Bank of Beverly Hills and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as receiver. The FDIC decided to liquidate the one-branch bank, which had $1 billion in deposits and $1.5 billion in total assets. First Bank was owned by Beverly Hills Bancorp Inc., a publicly traded company, and specialized in commercial and real estate lending. It announced earlier April 15 that a merger agreement designed to shore up the bank's finances had fallen through. Earlier Friday, the...
  • Obama to seize salary control on all financial institutions via regulation, not legislation

    03/22/2009 4:11:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies · 1,452+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-22-09 | Mataharley
    The daily power grab is just breathtaking... As the gullible media and citizens whine about AIG and bonuses, the behind the scenes fallout of Obama'nomics is reaching unbelievable heights. These include a proposed budget being short over a trillion A spending plan Obama appears unwilling to abandon.Then there's the first time that the UN and Euro nations have decided to officially recommend dumping the dollar as the world's reserve currency.... a position they think is necessary with the spending and borrowed debt in the US future. There's the cap and trade bit, where Obama's estimates of the costs to the...
  • Obama seeking power to seize troubled companies via "resolution authority"

    03/18/2009 8:56:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies · 807+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-18-09 | Mataharley
    When US banks are in trouble, the FDIC is empowered to seize the banks, and dispose of the assets. Now Obama is fast tracking legislation to create a new regulatory agency - a "resolution authority" to do the same for other "financial institutions" using AIG, and it's bonus contracts, as the example for it's need. AP's Economic Writer, Martin Crutsinger's lead paragraph chills one to the bone... President Barack Obama seeks new powers that would allow his administration to seize troubled companies like the insurer AIG — and take ownership of their toxic assets — if their collapse would threaten...
  • Iraqi Civilians Lead Coalition to Dismantle Bombs, Seize Weapons (Iraqis now Get It)

    12/31/2008 3:31:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 415+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2008 – The “Sons of Iraq” civilian security group led coalition troops to their biggest operations in recent days – disarming a bomb at a security checkpoint and finding one of their largest weapons caches to date, military officials reported. Coalition forces responded to a Sons of Iraq checkpoint to disarm a roadside bomb Dec. 29 in Baghdad's Rashid district. An explosive ordnance disposal unit disarmed the bomb. Tips from Sons of Iraq members in the Tikrit area led soldiers to several large weapons caches Dec. 29, one of which is the largest discovered since 25th Infantry...
  • US Border Agency Says It Can Seize Laptops

    08/03/2008 5:17:45 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 25 replies · 142+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 1, 2008 | Agam Shah
    Agam Shah, IDG News Service Fri Aug 1, 7:50 PM ET Travelers beware: U.S. agents now have the authority to seize and retain laptops indefinitely, according to a new policy detailed in documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Zimbabwe Militants Seize Farm Of Commercial Farmers' Union President

    04/09/2008 10:11:02 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 143+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-10-1008 | Sebastien Berger
    Zimbabwe militants seize farm of Commercial Farmers' Union president By Sebastien Berger in Johannesburg Last Updated: 1:43am BST 10/04/2008 Zanu PF militants have invaded the farm of Commercial Farmers' Union president Trevor Gifford, saying he is never to return home. Mr Gifford, who has spent a frantic week in Harare trying to assist at least 60 fellow farmers cope with their own invasions around the country was not at home near Chipinge, about 220 miles south east of Harare, when the mob of about 30 wearing Zanu-PF T-shirts arrived at his security gate. "They have left messages with staff for...
  • Allies Prepare To Seize Taliban Stronghold

    12/05/2007 7:34:55 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 154+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-6-2007 | Tom Coghlan
    Allies prepare to seize Taliban stronghold By Tom Coghlan, Kabul Correspondent Last Updated: 3:01am GMT 06/12/2007 A key Taliban-held town in southern Afghanistan is expected to fall to British troops and the national army within a matter of days. Troops from the Royal Irish Regiment board a Chinook helicopter taking them to the outskirts of Musa Qala Residents report that Nato aircraft have dropped leaflets warning of an imminent assault on Musa Qala in the north of Helmand province. The town is of huge symbolic value to the Taliban. It has been in its hands for 10 months and is...
  • Afghan Forces Seize Ammunition Cache in Nangahar

    11/27/2007 3:41:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 40+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2007 – Afghan national security forces confiscated an ammunition cache in Khana village in the Sherzad district of Afghanistan's Nangahar province yesterday. The Afghan-led forces planned and executed the mission after receiving credible information of a possible ammunition cache in their area. The forces located and searched the suspected area where they found and recovered 70 rocket-propelled grenade boosters. Afghan citizens receive compensation for their efforts through the Small Rewards Program when they facilitate the recovery and turn-in of armament caches. The program is designed to encourage and compensate Afghan citizens for their efforts...
  • Militants seize shrine in Pakistan (named after renowned Pashtun freedom fighter Sahib Turangzai)

    07/30/2007 10:23:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 379+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/07 | Bashirullah Khan - ap
    MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan - Pro-Taliban militants seized control of a shrine in northwestern Pakistan and renamed it after Islamabad's Red Mosque, while 10 people died in the latest violence near the Afghan border, officials said Monday. About 70 pro-Taliban militants occupied the shrine of renowned Pashtun freedom fighter Sahib Turangzai and its accompanying mosque in the town of Lakarai in Mohmand tribal region on Sunday, a spokesman for the militants and a local government official said. The militants declared their support for the radical leaders of the Red Mosque that was stormed by Pakistan's army this month after its clerics...
  • Taliban fighters seize south Afghan area (Miya Nishin district in Kandahar province)

    06/19/2007 12:01:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 651+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/07 | Noor Khan - ap
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Days of fierce fighting with NATO and Afghan forces left Taliban militants in control of one southern Afghan district and battling to take over another Tuesday, officials said. Taliban fighters seized Miya Nishin district in Kandahar province late Monday, provincial police chief Esmatullah Alizai said. Authorities were planning to retake the remote area. In neighboring Uruzgan province's Chora district — home to more than 100,000 people — fighting continued between NATO and Afghan forces and militants who attacked police posts in the province's main town on Saturday. Some officials reported dozens of civilian casualties. "It has been...
  • Soldiers seize, destroy bomb factory

    06/13/2007 4:30:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 297+ views
    U.S. Army Spc. Marquis Dawkins, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, surveys more than 120 five-gallon cans of nitric acid, a component used to make bombs, discovered at a bomb-making “factory” in Baghdad’s East Rashid District Monday. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ben Washburn, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers seized a bomb-making factory along with a large weapons cache while on patrol in eastern Rashid District here Monday.Troops from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry,...
  • Florida: City to Seize Homes Over a $5 Parking Ticket

    03/23/2007 8:04:40 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 98 replies · 2,488+ views
    the ^ | March 22, 2007
    3/22/2007 Florida: City to Seize Homes Over a $5 Parking Ticket Brooksville, Florida proposes to foreclose homes and seize cars over less than $20 in parking tickets. The city council in Brooksville, Florida voted this week to advance a proposal granting city officials the authority to place liens and foreclose on the homes of motorists accused of failing to pay a single $5 parking ticket. Non-homeowners face having their vehicles seized if accused of not paying three parking offenses. According to the proposed ordinance, a vehicle owner must pay a parking fine within 72 hours if a meter maid claims...
  • Feds announce drug-cartel bust, seize 18 tons of drugs

    02/28/2007 9:01:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 3,327+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/28/07 | Angelica Martinez
    SAN DIEGO – Federal authorities Wednesday arrested dozens of individuals across the country suspected of bringing 18 tons of illegal drugs into the United States, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said in an afternoon news conference here. Members of the Victor Emilio Cazares-Gastellum drug trafficking ring were awakened in the early morning hours by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies who served simultaneous arrest warrants as part of a 20-month-long investigation into the ring's operations, Gonzales and other federal officials said. Gonzales said the Mexico-based organization acquired drugs from Colombia and Venezuela to Central America, then smuggled them into...
  • Iraqi, US Forces seize weapons

    11/18/2006 5:50:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 592+ views
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad troops seized a weapons cache and discovered another in the Iraqi capital’s Mansour neighborhood Nov. 17. Iraqi Soldiers received assistance from MND-B Soldiers seizing a weapons cache at about 3:20 p.m. Iraqi Police from the Mamun Station, with the assistance of Soldiers from 615th Military Police Company, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, were conducting a joint patrol when a civilian tipped the Iraqi Policemen to a possible improvised explosive device in a nearby home. When the patrol arrived at the suspect’s house, troops discovered the building...
  • Israelis Seize Palestinian Funds (Raid Bank)

    09/20/2006 11:24:36 AM PDT · by blam · 283+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-20-2006
    Israelis seize Palestinian funds A Jordanian-owned bank in Nablus was among those targeted Israeli troops have raided a bank and the offices of money-changers in West Bank towns, confiscating funds they say were intended to fund militants. The army said it seized almost $1.5m (£0.8m) in raids on premises in Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarm and Ramallah. The money had mostly come from Syria and Iran and was intended for Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants, the army said. Palestinian sources have said that millions of dollars, documents and files were "stolen" in the raids. At least eight currency exchange offices and a...
  • Brussels 'To Seize Data On Property Ownership' (EU-Wide Property Tax)

    09/03/2006 5:49:40 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 628+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-4-2006 | David Rennie
    Brussels 'to seize data on property ownership' By David Rennie in Brussels (Filed: 04/09/2006) The Government yesterday denied claims by a leading Conservative MP that the European Union is planning to seize control of information about the ownership and value of private property in nation states, as a first step to what could become an EU-wide property tax. Eric Pickles, a deputy chairman of the Conservative Party and shadow minister for local government, had expressed alarm at a European Commission proposal, known as Inspire — Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe — that would force national mapping agencies such as...
  • Coalition Forces in Iraq Seize Several Weapons Caches, Detain Eight Suspects

    08/18/2006 4:53:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 398+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2006 – U.S. soldiers in Iraq seized several large weapons caches and detained eight terrorist suspects in operations yesterday. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team seized a large weapons cache during a cordon-and-search operation in northern Baghdad shortly before 1 p.m. The weapons cache included 21 AK-47 assault rifles, 55 magazines of 7.62 mm ammunition, 2 PKC machine guns, a Russian sniper rifle, tens of thousands of rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, a fragmentary grenade, four jihadist propaganda magazines, and a martyrdom recruitment poster. Earlier yesterday, soldiers from 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry...
  • Iraqi Forces Conduct Raid in Baghdad, Seize Weapons, Detain Terrorists

    08/08/2006 5:20:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 237+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2006 – In separate operations yesterday and Aug. 6, Iraqi security forces captured 22 suspected terrorists and seized various weapons, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Iraqi security forces conducted an early morning raid in eastern Baghdad yesterday, capturing three individuals believed to be involved in punishment and torture cell activities. As they received sustained automatic weapons and rocket-propelled-grenade fire from several insurgent positions in the Sadr City neighborhood, Iraqi forces and coalition advisers detained three suspected insurgents, conducted intelligence gathering on the objective, and then departed the area. Iraqi forces seized one AK-47 assault rifle and...
  • Coalition Soldiers Detain, Kill Terrorists, Seize Weapons

    08/08/2006 4:34:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 242+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi soldiers detained two suspected terrorists, killed four terrorists, and seized weapons in several different operations in Iraq today, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detained two suspected terrorists and seized a collection of weapons during a cordon-and-search operation southeast of Baghdad at about 6:30 a.m. The two Iraqi suspects had fake IDs, a grenade, 100 7.62 mm rounds of ammunition, an SKS assault rifle, an AK-47 assault rifle, and terrorist propaganda DVDs in their house....
  • Coalition Forces Conduct Raids, Seize Weapons, Detain Terrorists

    08/06/2006 2:42:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 244+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 6, 2006 – Coalition forces conducted raids today and yesterday in two areas of Iraq, seized a large weapons cache and captured four terrorists Aug. 4, and detained three terrorists Aug. 3, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Coalition forces killed one man during a raid north of Bayji, Iraq, this morning. Recent intelligence led troops to target terrorists responsible for an attack against an Iraqi army checkpoint near Hawija yesterday, officials said. The terrorists shot and killed five Iraqi soldiers and wounded two others during the attack. Intelligence led coalition forces to a location where the terrorists...
  • Iraqi police seize rockets in Zafaraniya

    08/05/2006 1:35:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 226+ views
    4th BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div. FOB LOYALTY, Iraq – Iraqi police seized six 107mm rockets with warheads, each containing more than 15 pounds of TNT while investigating a possible launch site Tuesday in the Zafaraniya area of Baghdad. Soldiers from Multi-National Division – Baghdad’s 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and 519th Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, were also sent to the area to investigate the site but found the Iraqi police already had matters in hand when they arrived. By the time the MND-B forces arrived, the Iraqi police...
  • Coalition, Iraqi Soldiers Capture Kidnappers, Terrorists, Seize Weapons

    08/02/2006 5:28:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 229+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006 – In separate operations throughout Iraq today and July 31, coalition and Iraqi forces foiled a kidnapping attempt, captured eight terrorists, and seized numerous weapons, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers foiled a kidnapping attempt by four men disguised as Iraqi policemen in southeastern Baghdad early today. Soldiers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, spotted four kidnappers dressed in Iraqi police uniforms attempting to abduct an Iraqi civilian. The four kidnappers were detained for questioning. In another operation, Iraqi national police and soldiers...
  • IA, MND-B Soldiers seize weapons cache

    08/02/2006 4:08:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 225+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    FOB LOYALTY, Iraq – Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers from Battery B, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, located a munitions cache during a combined patrol in east Baghdad Monday. A tip from an Iraqi citizen led the patrol to a location where they discovered 18 60mm mortar rounds in two separate ammunition boxes; the rounds had fuses already installed. It took the MND-B Soldiers less than 15 minutes from the time the tip was called in to locate the cache. The...
  • Coalition Forces Capture Terrorists, Seize Weapons (27 July 06)

    07/27/2006 6:18:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 224+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps Iraq
    WASHINGTON, July 27, 2006 – Coalition forces captured 13 suspected terrorists and found several weapons caches throughout Iraq this week, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. Coalition forces successfully targeted and captured a wanted terrorist and another associate during a raid north of Tikrit, today. The targeted terrorist is a known leader of several al Qaeda in Iraq members in the area, officials said. Intelligence indicates the group is responsible for an attack on an Iraqi checkpoint that killed nine Iraqi security forces and wounded 14 others July 6. Elsewhere, Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers detained six suspected terrorists and located...
  • U.S. Soldiers Free VOA reporter, Seize Terrorists

    07/16/2006 4:50:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 572+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Force-Iraq
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2006 – U.S. soldiers freed a kidnapped Voice of America journalist and captured four suspected terrorists in two separate operations in Baghdad July 14, officials in Iraq reported. Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers rescued a kidnapped Voice of America reporter in southeast Baghdad. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, had observed four men dumping a bound-and-gagged body from their vehicle. The soldiers engaged the suspects with small-arms fire, but the men escaped into a nearby palm grove. The U.S. soldiers had first believed that the suspects in the car were dumping a...
  • Feds Seize Armor-Plated Car Bought in Iraq

    05/19/2006 1:30:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,161+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/06 | Matt Apuzzo -ap
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Federal agents seized a Mercedes-Benz from an Army reservist who said the armor-plated, bulletproof luxury car probably belonged to Saddam Hussein. First Sgt. William von Zehle said he bought the car while serving in Iraq. U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement agents said the car, which was also equipped with loudspeakers and hidden microphones, was being treated as a "possible war trophy." "It belonged to the former Iraqi regime," ICE spokesman Dean Boyd said. He said investigators were unsure whether the former Iraqi dictator actually owned it. Von Zehle was quoted in news stories last summer as...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Enemy Fighter, Seize Weapons

    03/31/2006 4:26:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 261+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, March 31, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces engaged an insurgent group this morning, killing one and seizing munitions in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, military officials reported. A combined Afghan National Army and coalition patrol saw and engaged a small group of insurgents carrying rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the province's Chora district, officials said. A subsequent search uncovered assault rifles, pistols and ammunition, mortar sights, a homemade bomb and materials for making more, and rocket-propelled grenades. "This operation is another fine example of how the ANA and coalition are working together to rid Afghanistan of the perpetrators...