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  • Bee swarm attacks Hillary Clinton

    08/06/2012 8:07:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6 Aug 2012 | Justin Sink
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of Malawi had an inauspicious finale on Monday as she and her detail were targeted by a swarm of bees at the airport. Clinton and her detail were headed to board her plane at Kamuzu International Airport in the capital, Lilongwe, when a swarm of bees descended on the farewell gathering. According to press reports, Malawi and American officials scampered for cover while Clinton ran onto the jet for cover.
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Undercover FBI agent was removed from Leland Yee case (Democratic's shoulder fired missiles)

    08/14/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 8/15/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** As early as November 2012, an FBI wiretap request noted that the investigation team’s leader had concerns about the agent. But according to the filing, an FBI “review has not resulted in any formal findings or determinations regarding the credibility of [the agent].” In early 2013, according to the filing, the agent was no longer involved in the case, but there is no clear explanation as to why. Still, the filing said there was a “series of outrageous behavior” on the part of the agent that might explain why he was removed. That behavior included arranging $20,000 or more...
  • Exclusive: FBI Video Shows Al Qaeda in Kentucky Handling Heavy Weapons

    11/20/2013 8:06:11 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 98 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 20, 2013 | By James Gordon Meek
    An al Qaeda-linked terrorist, who was resettled in the U.S. as an Iraq War refugee after allegedly killing American soldiers, was caught on camera in Kentucky handling heavy weapons that the FBI said he believed would be sent to insurgents back in Iraq. The 2010 video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, was part of a broader ABC News investigation into the flawed refugee vetting program, which officials said may have let “dozens” of terrorists into the country. READ FULL EXCLUSIVE: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country as Refugees In the video, Waad Ramadan Alwan is seen expertly...
  • 2 Iraqis indicted on terrorism charges in Kentucky, charged with aiding al Qaeda in Iraq

    05/31/2011 3:23:08 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies ^ | May 31, 2011, 12:14 p.m. | Michael A. Memoli
    The Justice Department announced Tuesday the indictment of two Iraqis currently living in Kentucky on terrorism charges that included an alleged plot to deliver explosives and Stinger missiles for use against Americans abroad. Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 23, were arrested in Kentucky on May 25, and a federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned the 23-count indictment the next day. Each faces life in prison if convicted of the charges. Alwan has been under investigation since September 2009. Over the last eight years, officials say, he allegedly has supported efforts to kill U.S. forces in Iraq,...
  • Bumbling science: global warming and an incredible lightness of bee-ing

    07/14/2015 8:10:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 7/14/2015 | Timothy Birdnow
    Here is a piece of pseudo-scientific idiocy that caught my attention. This Fox News/LiveScience article tries to claim that bumblebees are disappearing because of, you guessed it, global warming! From the article: Climate change is causing wild bumblebees to disappear from large swaths of their historical range, which could spell disaster for pollinating crops in Europe and North America, new research suggests.
  • Everything in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict is *ss Backwards! (Rush)

    07/26/2014 4:42:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies ^ | 7-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. The Israelis have rejected the ceasefire proposal made by the haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam. The Israelis reject ceasefire deal. The only thing a ceasefire does is allow Hamas to regroup. I think Hamas is on the ropes and that's why everybody wants a ceasefire. I'm telling you, everything over there is ass backwards. Everything in this conflict is 180 degrees out of phase. They want the ceasefire to give Hamas time to regroup. "Well, we have to make it fair, Mr. Limbaugh, because the Israelis have such an unfair advantage. They're richer and they're...
  • US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say

    06/16/2014 4:08:28 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 84 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 06-16-2014
    U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents.
  • White House Hosts Israel-Hating Radical Muslim

    06/26/2013 1:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2013, 11:52 PM | Elad Benari
    White House officials met this month with Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, a deputy of radical Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who has been banned from entering the United States, reported the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). The June 13 meeting took place on the same day the Obama administration announced plans to arm Syria’s rebel forces, the report noted. IPT noted that al-Qaradawi, the founder of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), endorses Palestinian Authority Arab suicide bombers and supports Hamas in its fight against Israel. The report also said that bin Bayyah,...
  • How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

    06/08/2014 10:38:24 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 8, 2014 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    "In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and as he ­reveals here, Afghanistan: The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons. Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile...."
  • Russia: Syria rebels have US-made weapons (Russian General seeks source of Stingers)

    10/24/2012 2:49:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/24/12 | BBC
    A senior Russian general has said Syrian rebels now have anti-aircraft weapons, including US-made Stingers. Gen Nikolai Makarov was quoted by the Interfax news service as saying the origin of the surface-to-air missiles should be "cleared up". Russia is the biggest supplier of arms to its Syrian government ally. Aerial bombardment of rebel-held towns continued on Wednesday, as the UN's Syria envoy prepared to brief the Security Council on ceasefire efforts. Lakhdar Brahimi has been trying to arrange a ceasefire between rebels and government forces over the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Friday. Weapon supplies "We have...

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

    12/19/2011 1:23:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies - Louisville - Press Release ^ | December 16, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S. Troops in Iraq with IEDs U.S. Department of Justice December 16, 2011 Office of Public Affairs BOWLING GREEN, KY—Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. Alwan,...
  • Jihad comes to the Bronx......... (acted independently ?YEAH RIGHT !!Heard that one before)

    05/22/2009 8:16:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 13 replies · 926+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | May 22nd, 2009 | Fern Sidman
    Is it possible that the Bronx Four operated alone, without any connection to foreign terrorists. In an elaborate sting operation, four African-American Muslim men were arrested Wednesday night in New York City for attempting to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and for conspiring to shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, NY. James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were friends who had met while serving time in prison and it was there that they converted to Islam. The bombs in their possession were fake; supplied to them by an FBI informant...
  • Man Arrested in Philadelphia in Alleged Missile Smuggling Plot

    11/24/2009 8:48:38 AM PST · by RDTF · 13 replies · 944+ views
    Fox ^ | Nov 24, 2009
    An alleged plot to send anti-aircraft missiles and guns to Syria or Iran was thwarted after a key figure was arrested in Philadelphia, the FBI said in documents released Monday. -snip- He was after missiles that could "take down an F-16," the affidavit says. Little did Tarraf know, he was requesting the weapons from an undercover agent, according to documents. The affidavit alleges that Tarraf paid a $20,000 cash deposit to the agent in July for machine guns and shoulder-fired Stinger missiles, reported. The documents say Tarraf's dealings with the undercover officer date back to June 2007. -snip-
  • Centerville Man Charged in International Theft Ring

    11/24/2009 4:05:09 PM PST · by Never on my watch · 11 replies · 1,125+ views
    13WMAZ ^ | November 24, 2009 | Bernard O'Donnell
    The FBI says a Centerville man is charged with buying and shipping about 7,000 stolen cell phones in connection with an international ring trafficking weapons and stolen goods. According to the FBI, Hussein Ali Asfour of Centerville is charged with conspiracy to transport stolen property and faces up to five years in prison. A criminal complaint in the case listed his address as 100 Cross Link Trail. USA Today reports that Asfour was charged along with four other men, including three accused of trying to buy Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and machine guns destined for Syria or Iran. USA Today describes...
  • Ex-S.D. [San Diego] sailor allegedly linked to terror suspect [may have passed secrets to Jihadis]

    08/07/2004 10:14:21 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 15 replies · 826+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2004 | James W. Crawley
    Investigators are trying to determine whether a San Diego sailor passed Navy secrets about security weaknesses and warship movements to a British man accused of having terrorist links, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. E-mail messages from the unnamed sailor, sent in late 2000 and 2001 before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, were found in December in computer files belonging to Babar Ahmad, who was detained Wednesday in London, according to the 31-page arrest affidavit. The computer files contained details about security arrangements and movements of the San Diego-based Constellation carrier battle group, which included the destroyer Benfold, on which...
  • Family, Friends Welcome Stinger Battery (Marines, sailors return from seven-month tour in Iraq.)

    09/06/2007 5:28:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 143+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke
    By Lance Cpl. Robert C. FrenkeMarine Corps Base Camp Butler OKINAWA, Japan, Sept. 6, 2007 — More than 130 Marines and sailors from 1st Stinger Battery, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, returned here 1 a.m. Sept. 4 following the unit’s first combat deployment since the start of the war on terrorism. During the deployment, the servicemembers helped secure the movement of more than 100,000 vehicles and personnel while ensuring the safe, uninterrupted flow of personnel, supplies and materiel required for sustaining missions and operations at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, according to Capt. Christopher A....
  • Paisanos to the Rescue announces early flights over U.S. deserts

    06/07/2006 7:54:17 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 11 replies · 513+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | June 7, 2006 | Staff
    El Paso, Texas, Jun 7 (EFE).- Several Mexican-American private pilots who two years ago began overflights of southwestern U.S. deserts in an effort to save would-be immigrants stranded in the sweltering wastelands have decided to start their patrols a month earlier than usual this year. "Paisanos to the Rescue" director Armando Alarcon told EFE that this year the aerial patrols will begin in June because of the large number of immigrants who have been found dead of dehydration in the desert so far in 2006. In prior years, the group began its flights in July. Paisanos to the Rescue, which...
  • Ahmad Shah Massood (1953- September 9, 2001)

    09/09/2004 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 1,736+ views ^ | September 9, 2004 | Sunil Sainis/Laxman Bahroo
    War brutalizes man, every afghan bears living testimony to this. If the landscape of Afghanistan bears the craters of the endless war, the political and military leadership in Afghanistan also carries war's indelible scars. It is important never to lose sight of this. Ahmed Shah Mas'ud was born to an army family in 1953 in the Panjshir Valley north of the Afghan capital Kabul. His father was a colonel in the Afghan Army and enrolled his son at Kabul's Lycee Istiqlal High School. Upon graduation Mas'ud joined Kabul's Polytechnic Institute. In 1973 King Zahir Shah was deposed and exiled by...