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  • Despite nuclear deal, U.S. and Iran locked in regional shadow war

    07/16/2015 3:05:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 16, 2015 at 5:37 PM | Missy Ryan
    Even as their highest-ranking diplomats were shaking hands this week on a landmark nuclear accord, the United States and Iran continued moving weapons, money and fighters across the Middle East in an uninterrupted shadow war. At secret CIA bases in Jordan, U.S. operatives continued to arm and train fighters being sent into Syria to oust a critical ally of Iran. In Saudi Arabia, U.S. military advisers remained in place at a command center selecting targets for airstrikes in Yemen against Shiite rebels allied with Tehran. [] The agreement to curtail Irans nuclear program was hailed by President Obama and other...
  • 'Its like a job fair in here': Mexican cartels tap U.S. prisons to get criminal talent ....

    06/09/2013 7:45:19 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2013
    Mexican drug cartels are recruiting convicts in U.S. prisons to work for them as drug runners, assassins and enforcers when they are released. One prisoner who is nearing the end of a 10-year sentence has said he was approached by Mexican drug gangs who wanted to give him 20kilograms of cocaine to sell when he got out - worth nearly half a million dollars on the street. The prisoner said the Mexican drug gangs are beginning to see American prisons as a 'job fair' that can supply an endless stream of talent in the United States as prisoners are released...
  • Obama Administration Expands ATFs Power to Seize Property

    09/08/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies ^ | 09.07.2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Obama Administration Expands ATFs Power to Seize Property As part of a one-year trial run, the Department of Justice has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives the power to to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses, which is almost tantamount to saying that on the mere suspicion that one is doing something illegal, the ATF can snatch ones firearms and property. The Washington Times, among other publications, have explained the implications of this new DoJ decree: Its a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized...
  • Iranian-American Lobbying Group Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Testimony

    12/27/2011 5:04:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12-27-11
    Jihad Watch Court Docs: Iranian-American Lobbying Group NIAC Defrauded Feds, Lied to Congressmen, Paid for Congressional Testimony, and Arranged Secret US/Iran Meetings Pamela Geller has just published this revealing and important message from the Iranian-American human rights activist Arash Irandoost: Dear Friend,حرف بس است. متحد شویم. عمل کنیمIt is time to act. Court documents released as a result of a lawsuit filed by NIAC against Hassan Dai paint a very disturbing picture of Trita Parsi and the NIAC. They range from defrauding the federal government, lying to members of Congress, arranging secret meetings between the US and the criminal regime,...
  • Grover Norquist aiding Iranian regime through group linked to NIAC

    12/27/2011 5:06:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12-27-11
    Jihad Watch Grover Norquist aiding Iranian regime through group linked to NIAC Grover Norquist's numerous unsavory ties to jihadists and Islamic supremacists are abundantly documented in Pamela Geller's expose here. And on the House floor in October, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said of Norquist, "Documentation shows that he has deep ties to supporters of Hamas and other terrorist organizations that are sworn enemies of the United States and our ally Israel.”  He pointed out that “around the years 2000 and 2001, Mr. Norquist’s firm represented Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was convicted two years later for his role in a terrorist...
  • ATF Loosens Restrictions on Gun Sales to Foreigners

    12/27/2011 6:38:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 52 replies ^ | 26 December, 2011 | -Noel Brinkerhoff
    The Obama administration has decided to eliminate a 1998 restriction on the sale of guns to foreigners, claiming federal law does not allow the government to have different gun-control rules for noncitizens. In a letter to firearms dealers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said it would no longer require sellers to obtain proof from foreign buyers that they have lived in the state for 90 days. The rule was originally instituted after a disturbed Palestinian, 69-year-old Ali Abu Kamal, admitted to the United States on a legal nonimmigrant visa, bought a 380-caliber Beretta semiautomatic handgun in...
  • Feds Indict Suspected Link Between Mexican Drug Cartels And Muslim Terror Groups

    12/14/2011 4:56:00 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/14/11 | Friends of Ours
    A "Lebanese drug kingpin who allegedly has connections to the Zeta drug cartel and Hezbollah has been charged with drug dealing and money laundering" as reported by Jason Ryan for ABC News: "Ayman Joumaa, a.k.a 'Junior,' and his associates allegedly shipped an estimated 85,000 kilograms of cocaine into the United States and laundered more than $850 million in drug money coming out of Mexico from the Zeta cartel through front companies and The Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB)." According to a former U.S. intelligence agent terror group Hezbollah has established itself in Mexico, and is providing explosives training to the drug...
  • US to leave Mexican border crossing to rangers (proposal to open an unmanned port of entry)

    12/11/2011 12:51:59 PM PST · by Just4Him · 132 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/11/2011 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) -- The bloody drug war in Mexico shows no sign of relenting. Neither do calls for tighter border security amid rising fears of spillover violence. This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade. By the spring, kiosks could open...
  • Hollywood Jihad: Shootout, Gunman Calmly Targeted Drivers and People While Shouting Allahu Akbar

    12/10/2011 2:23:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 19 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Pamela Geller
    What is most disturbing about this story, apart from the obvious horror, is that not one news account reported what one witness said the shooter was screaming: "allahu akbar." Not one news account. The media is the enemy. Check out the video here. One of the witness states that the shooter was repeatedly shouting "allahu akbar" at minute 2:42. This video is on the bottom right of the LA Times new story, but they don't mention it in their coverage -- neither does Reuters, CBS news, The Hollywood Reporter, KFAI, or any of the other news reports. I expect that...
  • Barak downplays 'shadow war' against Iran

    12/03/2011 9:56:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak played down speculation on Saturday that Israel and US-led allies were waging clandestine war on Iran, saying sanctions and the threat of military strikes were still the way to curb its nuclear program. Barak was asked in an interview whether two explosions in Iran last month showed "the war has already begun" through sabotage. "I don't think so," he told Channel 2. "I think that the answer to your question is negative."One of last month's explosions in Iran killed at least a dozen members of the Revolutionary Guards, including a general. Iran called it an accident...
  • US insists operation in Africa a limited mission

    10/25/2011 12:52:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military operation against a ruthless guerrilla group accused of widespread atrocities is a short-term deployment with the specific goal of ending the threat of the Lord's Resistance Army in Africa, Obama administration officials insisted on Tuesday. Facing skeptical members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, administration officials said the roughly 100 American troops - mostly U.S. Army Special Forces - had been dispatched to central Africa as advisers to regional forces pursuing leader Joseph Kony and top commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army.
  • Obama administration has released dozens of Iranian fugitives inside the U.S.

    10/19/2011 6:50:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 10/19/2011 | Dave Gibson
    Through a Freedom of Information Act request, has just reported that during fiscal years 2009 and 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) apprehended and released at least 28 Iranian nationals inside the United States. As is all-too common with the federal governments practice of catch and release, they all became fugitives when they failed to show for their immigration court hearings. Obamas Homeland Security Department not only released the two dozen Iranians caught under their watch, but also two who had been detained while George Bush was president. Twenty-one of the Iranian fugitives were originally caught in the border...
  • Iran at our Doorstep Part III, Boots on the Ground

    10/19/2011 7:18:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 19, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    Disclosure by the Obama Administration earlier this month of the disruption of a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States reportedly directed by highly placed Iranian military officials utilizing Mexican drug cartel operatives as proxies exploded throughout the global media. Given the questionable credibility for the Administration on many fronts, including foreign affairs and national security, some quickly doubted the purported scheme as a fabrication out of the White House to distract from several escalating scandals. Regardless of the plethora of reasons to be suspicious, this time I'm going to give the benefit of the doubt...
  • Passenger: 'You're all going to die' (Shouts 'Allahu Akbar')

    10/19/2011 6:55:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 157 replies ^ | October 18, 2011 | Joe Gamm
    Somewhere in the heavens above Amarillo, angry shouts rang out from the back of Southwest Airlines Flight 3683. Youre all going to die, a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon. Youre all going to hell. Allahu Akbar, translated as God is great in Arabic. Federal authorities arrested Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., onboard the Boeing 737 after pilots made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 3:30 p.m. He is being held in the Randall County jail on a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew. None of the 136 passengers...
  • Terror Alert, Bomb Scare After San Antonio Courthouse Break-In

    10/19/2011 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Caught this on Breaking News on fox, but it was quickly moved. Muslim terrorists in San Antonio.
  • U.S. invites Russia to measure missile-defense test

    10/18/2011 11:54:30 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 October, 2011 | Susan Cornwell and Jim Wolf
    The United States has invited Russia to use its own radars and other sensors to size up one or more U.S. missile-defense flight tests as part of a new push to persuade Moscow that the system poses it no threat, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday. Ellen Tauscher, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, told the forum that the United States was prepared to offer Moscow written assurances that the system being built is not directed against Moscow. Russia would not receive any classified performance data on the U.S. system, said Richard Lehner, an MDA spokesman, but...
  • Feds Caught and Released 28 Iranians Who Became Fugitives Inside U.S.; ICE Wont Say What...

    10/18/2011 2:03:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 18, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Feds Caught and Released 28 Iranians Who Became Fugitives Inside U.S.; ICE Wont Say What Happened to Them ( - During fiscal years 2009 and 2010, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, caught, detained and released at least 28 Iranian nationals inside the United States who then became fugitives when they failed to show up for immigration proceedings. Four of the Iranians who became fugitives had been caught early in fiscal 2009 while President George W. Bush was still in office. The other 24 were caught after President Barack Obama was inaugurated on...
  • Occupy Wall Street protest stakes out spotlight at GOP economic debate

    10/09/2011 10:07:54 PM PDT · by martosko · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2011 | David Martosko
    HANOVER, N.H. Barely 48 hours before nine Republican presidential hopefuls are scheduled to debate at Dartmouth College, signs began appearing on campus Sunday evening announcing a demonstration in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests. A Students Stand With Staff organization with ties to the Service Employees International Union is organizing the event. The group plans to hold its rally on the center of campus during the four hours immediately preceding Tuesday evenings high-profile debate. Sterling Beard, a senior at the college and editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth Review, a conservative campus newspaper, told The Daily Caller that organized labors...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters make love as well as class war

    10/09/2011 9:11:13 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:52 AM on 10th October 2011 | By Hannah Roberts and Paul Bentley
    It started as a gathering of furious youngsters, protesting about the supposed lack of opportunities for the average American. But then the freeloaders came along. As the Occupy Wall Street protest continued in full strength in Manhattan this weekend, the atmosphere in New York's financial district became increasingly debauched.
  • Occupy Tampa movement attracts dozens despite rain

    10/09/2011 10:17:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WTSP-TV ^ | October 9, 2011 | Ashley Porter
    TAMPA, Fla. -- For about 60 demonstrators who showed up at Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa on Sunday, the rain wasn't about to water down their message. It also wasn't about to impact plans for about 100 people in Bradenton to join the Occupy Wall Street-inspired movement earlier that day. "I really believe in this movement. I believe it's time to address the influence that corporations have on our government," demonstrator Rugh Cline says. He joined those who showed up with umbrellas and signs wrapped in plastic. A posting on Occupy Tampa's Facebook page advertised a shipment of ponchos being...
  • Democrats Seek to Own 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement

    10/09/2011 10:35:27 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 59 replies
    Occupation can lead to ownership, whether or not you want it. The spread of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement was met with initial hesitation in both the Democratic and Republican parties. That might be an appropriate response to any protests that aim themselves squarely at the establishment, particularly those with goals that are diverse and diffuse as the current protesters' are. But a consensus is emerging among Democrats that the "Occupy" movement is worth tapping into, even helping along and joining with in some instances. "I support the message to the establishment," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on...
  • Occupy Wall Street Faces Reckoning; America Not Paying Attention?

    10/10/2011 12:47:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Forex ^ | October 10, 2011 | Timothy Kelly
    As the Occupy Wall Street disturbance crudely taps the emotional angst of a younger demographic, it struggles to be recognized as a movement. The protests have been filled with emotional pleas for relief from greed and oppression by a nebulous group referred to as the system, Wall Street, banks and greedy corporations. Rarely are individuals or individual instances of corporate misconduct cited in the protests. The OWS outcry does not distinguish between good and bad, it simply aims to demonize symbols of wealth by targeting everyone involved. Despite the media coverage, most Americans still dont understand the message of the...
  • "Occupy Wall Street" now in 25 cities (and none of them know what they're yelling about)

    10/10/2011 3:40:18 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/10/2011 | Bigad Shaban
    The movement known as "Occupy Wall Street" has spread far beyond its starting point in lower Manhattan. CBS News correspondent Bigad Shaban reports that it now has offshoots in 25 cities nationwide, and political leaders from both sides are weighing in. From D.C. to Alabama to Portland, demonstrators protest everything from corporate greed to joblessness to economic inequality. Back in N.Y., 39-year-old Jesse LaGreca is one of the more prominent voices. "You've got people here being told they need to face a lower standard of living, that we can't pay the wages that we used to enjoy, that the promises...
  • Russia hits back at US criticism of Iran arms deal

    12/07/2005 8:43:47 PM PST · by Bald Eagle777 · 19 replies · 559+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 7, 2005 | Reuters [& Louis Charbonneau ]
    Russia has every right to sell arms to Iran, its defense minister said on Wednesday, responding to mounting criticism of a $1 billion deal announced last week. The United States, calling Iran a "state sponsor of terror", said selling weapons to the Islamic Republic did not help the Middle East. "This deal, this contract is absolutely legitimate. Like it or not, it's our affair. There are plenty of things we don't like either," Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said in comments shown on NTV television.
  • Richard Miniter Interview

    02/20/2005 5:32:48 PM PST · by Mark Noonan · 249+ views
    GOP Bloggers ^ | February 20, 2005 | Matt Margolis
    As I mentioned earlier, late yesterday afternoon my wireless internet at CPAC went dead, so I was unable to post updates, but I did get to do my interview with Richard Miniter, author of "Shadow War." He was on a panel called "Protecting the Homeland Against Enemies, Foreign and Domestic" with Don Feder, of the US-India League, and Former CIA Counterterorrism Specialist Phil Giraldiwhich I unfortunately missed. Afterwards he had his book signing... which he was fashionably late for. However, I got myself in line early, had him sign my book, and told him he could come over to Blogger's...
  • Interview With Richard Miniter, Author of "Shadow War"

    10/26/2004 11:02:10 AM PDT · by Mark Noonan · 17 replies · 520+ views
    Blogs for Bush ^ | October 26, 2004 | Matt Margolis
    This weekend I interviewed Richard Miniter, author of the new book Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush Is Winning the War on Terror, out by Regnery Publishing. He also wrote the New York Times bestselling Losing Bin Laden, which is now out in paperback. We discussed his new book as well as other issues pertaining to the war on terror and this election. Are we winning the war on terror? Richard Miniter gives us some valuable insight to help answer that question: MATT MARGOLIS, BLOGS FOR BUSH: We are now just days away from the election. Americans have...
  • Bush isn't protecting our seaports?

    10/18/2004 6:29:43 PM PDT · by TexasTaysor · 10 replies · 736+ views
    Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush Is Winning the War on Terror | 2004 | Richard Miniter
    Bush isn't protecting our seaports? Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush is Winning the War on Terror | 2004 | Richard Miniter Posted on 10/18/2004 6:49:46 AM PDT by TexasTaysor (John Kerry stated in the 3rd debate that our seaports were not being protected, that Bush had failed miserably and he would do it better. Bush is doing it just fine.) Chapter 5 - Terror At Sea This is the story of that war, one that America and its allies have unequivocally won so far. It is the largely untold tale of ingenious terrorist plots, modern-day pirates, and...
  • Robert Miniter, author of *The Shadow War*, on O'Reilly tonight 8PM EDT

    10/11/2004 3:48:20 PM PDT · by snopercod · 39 replies · 1,194+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2004 | self
    From covert operations to plans to capture terror mastermind Usama bin Laden (search)... Richard Miniter's new book reveals the inside story of President Bush's War on Terror. We'll talk to the author of "Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush Is Winning the War on Terror" tonight when Miniter he joins us in the No Spin Zone!
  • Did Bush Drop Ball on Usama bin Laden? (WE CAPTURED BIN LADEN's "NAVY" of 15 SHIPS)

    10/11/2004 8:51:23 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 86 replies · 3,123+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Oct. 5, 2004 | Brit Hume
    ROBERT MINITER, AUTHOR, "SHADOW WAR": Well, I would look at the more than two-thirds of the Al Qaeda leadership that has been killed and captured. And also... HUME: They're saying three-quarters in the administration? Is that an exaggeration? Or does anybody really know? MINITER: I think people have different ways of counting this stuff. But we do know a number of major Al Qaeda figures have been killed or captured. The ones that have been captured are talking. One of the ones that are talking and this has gotten very little media attention. I think the media everyone...
  • New Book Claims Iran Harboring Bin Laden

    10/08/2004 12:02:23 PM PDT · by hinterlander · 26 replies · 1,160+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 8, 2004 | Human Events Online
    Shadow War, a just-released Regnery book by New York Times best-selling author Richard Miniter, claims the mullahs in Iran are harboring Osama Bin Laden. The claim is based on the testimony of two Iranian intelligence officials who say they saw bin Laden alive and well -- in Iran! "According to these two sources, bin Laden no longer resembles the picture that the FBI has put on its wanted posters. He has trimmed his beard to fit the more traditional look of a Shiite cleric and he seemed to have put on weight, according to intelligence officials. Miniters sources claim bin...
  • Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush is Winning the War on Terror

    10/07/2004 8:38:10 PM PDT · by Mia T · 30 replies · 4,168+ views
    10.07.04 | Richard Miniter
    Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush is Winning the War on Terror by Richard Miniter Shadow WarMiniter, Richard The unreported story of the War on Terror is that we can win it, and that the victories are being won now. In Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush is Winning the War on Terror, Richard Miniter, author of the bestseller Losing bin Laden, explains why. (Order both Shadow War and Losing bin Laden together and save almost 50%.) Drawing on material he gathered from court records, government reports, and other authoritative documents, and during travels and interviews...
  • Shadow War (book/vanity)

    10/07/2004 10:53:09 AM PDT · by Josh in PA · 21 replies · 695+ views
    10-7-04 | Josh in PA
    Anyone listening to this guy on Roger Hedgecock? Sounds like a great book, has anyone gotten it yet?
  • 10,000 Special Forces Are Waging Unseen War

    03/28/2003 9:11:45 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 16 replies · 296+ views
    Boston Globe | March 27, 2003 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON -- In the largest operation in their storied history, elite special operations forces are waging a shadow war in Iraq whose success could determine whether coalition forces can topple the regime of Saddam Hussein quickly or whether the conflict will drag on for months, say military officials and specialists. The military's ''silent warriors,'' as President Bush called them yesterday, were involved in the first operations of the war and are likely to conduct some of the last, including helping spearhead the birth of new civil institutions in a post-Hussein Iraq. Details of their activities in recent weeks -- from...