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  • How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time

    10/14/2016 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2016 | Adam Goldman
    Interesting to note that Paula Broadwell "Was Not Charged with a Single Crime" Here's why: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director James B. Comey listened as prosecutors did a mock run-through of the government’s case, a preview of how they would present their evidence to Petraeus’s lawyers in order, they hoped, to force a guilty plea. The presentation included felony charges: lying to the FBI and violating a section of the Espionage Act. A conviction on either carried potentially years in prison. They were also considering bringing the same charges against Petraeus’s biographer and former mistress, Paula...
  • Police say officers have been targeted in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee

    07/08/2016 3:18:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | 7/7/16 | ap
    Police say officers have been targeted in Tennessee, Georgia and Missouri in the aftermath of two high-profile killings of black men by law enforcement. The attack in Tennessee occurred hours before the killing of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night during a protest. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the attacker told authorities that he was frustrated by the recent killings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Police have not disclosed a motive in Friday's attacks in Georgia and Missouri, which have been described as ambushes. In a fourth attack early Friday, a motorist fired...
  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...
  • US, UK spy program 'Anarchist' targeted Israeli missiles

    01/31/2016 12:41:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 1/31/16 | Raphael Poch
    Newly released files leaked by Edward Snowden over the revelation the United States and Britain have spied on the Israeli drone program for the past 18 years, are beginning to show the full extent of the countries' activities. Apparently, a major part of infiltration mission, entitled "Anarchist, was to spy on the Israeli “black anchor” - a missile which is part of the “Arrow” missile defense program. The leaks which were originally published by Intercept, Der Spiegel and Yedioth Ahronoth, go far deeper than originally thought. Israeli intelligence sources claim the spying has been the worst intelligence leak in Israel's...
  • Bombshell: Email Proves that White House, DOJ Targeted Reporter Sharyl Attkisson

    11/20/2014 6:02:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 11/20/14 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch reports that the Obama administration has turned over about 42,000 pages of documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal. The administration was forced to turn the documents over to Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Judicial Watch is posting them on its web site. The administration turned them over on November 18, 2014. One of the documents provides smoking gun proof that the Obama White House and the Eric Holder Justice Department colluded to get CBS News to block reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Attkisson was one of the few mainstream media reporters who paid any...
  • Targeted Amazon Ads

    07/22/2014 1:06:53 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 18 replies
    I run Amazon ads on my blog and do pretty well. But I regularly see targeted Amazon ads on other sites like Facebook and that show me ads based on things I recently searched for on Amazon. However I have not figured out how to do this with any of the Amazon Associate tools that are offered. Anyone know about how to do this?
  • US should launch targeted military strikes on 'terrorist army' Isis, says General David Petraeus

    06/19/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6-19-14 | Con Coughlin, Defence Editor, and Tom Whitehead
    America should launch "targeted" military attacks against an emerging "terrorist army" in Iraq if it jeopardises the security of the West, the former head of Coalition forces in the country said last night. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, David Petraeus, one of the most senior figures in the American military over the past decade, said that he would now support limited strikes against the leadership of Isis. Gen Petraeus's intervention came as Barack Obama, the US President, announced that America was sending 300 special forces advisers to Iraq to help support the fight against Isis. Mr Obama...
  • MSNBC Host: The IRS ‘Were The Ones That Have Been Actually Targeted’

    04/10/2014 6:29:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/10/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    MSNBC does it again! MSNBC host Alex Wagner attempted to argue that the IRS was actually the victim of the recent investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups that were seeking 501(c)(4) status. “In my mind the IRS who is trying to get this out are the ones who have actually been targeted in this investigation.” Wagner stated during her program on Thursday night.
  • Germany: US May Have Targeted Merkel's Cellphone

    10/23/2013 11:11:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/23/13 | Lori Hinnant and John-Thor Dahlburg
    The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has called President Barack Obama after receiving information that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone.
  • Emails show IRS’ Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party

    09/12/2013 11:18:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Newly released emails show that Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS scandal over special scrutiny of conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status, specifically targeted tea party applications and directed they be held up in 2011 in order to come up with an agency policy. The email, released by a House committee investigating the IRS, seems to counter Democrats’ arguments that tea party groups weren’t specifically targeted. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPECIAL COVERAGE: Tea Party Voices -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “Tea Party Matter very dangerous,” Ms. Lerner said in the 2011 email, saying that those applications could end up being the “vehicle...
  • Israel targeted Russian-made missiles in Syria, US officials say Reports suggest Israel attacked

    07/14/2013 6:56:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/14/13 | ap
    US officials say Israel targeted advanced anti-ship cruise missiles near Syria's principal port city, Latakia, in an air attack this month, the New York Times reported. The officials say the attack on 5 July near Latakia targeted a type of Russian-made missile called the Yakhont that Russia had sold to the Syrian government, the paper's website reported. Russia is a key political ally and arms supplier of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime. The officials provided no details on the strike, including the extent of the damage and how many missiles were used. The Times reported that the officials declined to...
  • CNN Reports: IRS Also Targeted 'Progressive' Groups For Tax- Exempt Applications

    06/24/2013 9:24:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/25/13 | Matt Wilstein
    With the new acting commissioner of the IRS Daniel Werfel releasing the first report on the agency’s targeting of conservative groups comes a big revelation: liberal groups received very similar treatment. CNN’s Dana Bash reported Monday afternoon that the term “progressive” was used by the IRS, in addition to conservative buzz words like “tea party” and “patriot” to identify applications by groups for tax-exempt status. As Bash pointed out, “this is a very big development with regard to the IRS controversy because of course we have seen hearings and investigations for months now looking into why conservative groups
  • Free Beacon Targeted In Hack Attack Malware inflicted in coordinated attack on conservative sites

    06/11/2013 5:57:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    The Washington Free Beacon yesterday became the latest victim in a wave of cyber attacks targeting conservative news outlets. The Beacon, in what appears to be a coordinated assault, joined National Journal and radio station WTOP as a target after certain articles were featured on the Drudge Report, one of the most heavily trafficked and influential sites in the world. The Drudge Report itself has not been infiltrated. “There seems to be this concerted effort by this cyber criminal to take over news sites,” said Steve Ward, vice president of Invincea, the Internet security company that first identified the Free...
  • Report: Three Fox News Staffers Targeted By Justice Department

    05/20/2013 10:40:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/13 | John Nolte
    Fox News reports that three Fox staffers, two reporters and one producer, were targeted by Barack Obama's Justice Department. Fox doesn't have all the details yet on a reporter William La Jeunesse and producer Mike Levine, but their emails showed up in a IG report regarding Fast and Furious. Either their emails were leaked by the Justice Department officials they were sent to, or the email accounts of both were subpoenaed and invaded by government investigators. The IG report does say that subpoenas were issued to obtain emails. Whose email was targeted is not yet known. The third staffer is...
  • Breaking: IRS Targeted Conservative Groups That Taught US Constitution

    05/13/2013 6:03:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 13, 2013, 6:49 AM | Jim Hoft
    The IRS not only targeted conservative Tea Party groups and Jews… They also targeted conservative groups that taught the US Constitution. The Washington Post reported: >snip On Jan. 15, 2012 the agency decided to target “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement.,” according to the appendix in the IG report, which was requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has yet to be released.
  • Obama administration hiding info on targeted killings of Americans - senator (Ron Wyden)

    01/14/2013 7:22:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    RT ^ | 1/15/13
    A US senator has accused the Obama administration and the Justice Department for not being “adequately forthcoming” with information on the targeting and potential killing of Americans suspected of terrorism. Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote an open letter to John Brennan, the frontrunner for the post of Director of the CIA, asking Brennan to provide Congress with the secret legal opinions defining the government’s capacity to pursue and kill US citizens suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by law...
  • Joel Pollak on being targeted by DOJ, Media Matters: 'Holder should resign over this alone'

    09/19/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/19/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak told The Daily Caller that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over, among other things, the Department of Justice’s collusion with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters to discredit him. Emails TheDC obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and published Tuesday show DOJ Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. “On the one hand, it’s a badge of honor,” Pollak said of being one of the targets of the collusion. “The cool conservatives make the Obama...
  • DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books 'Inaccessible' to the Blind

    08/31/2012 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/31/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers. DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons. The Justice Department said the settlement is aimed at stopping discrimination: “Emerging technologies like e-readers are changing the way we interact with the world around us and we need to ensure that people with disabilities are not
  • Green Tea Eyed As Possible Skin Cancer Treatment

    08/23/2012 2:20:57 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 6 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | August 22, 2012 | Christine Hsu
    Scientists have discovered a chemical extract in green tea that can treat two types of skin cancer, without producing the harmful side effects associated with chemotherapy.While the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) compound is too weak to make an impact when consumed in tea, scientists were able to kill or shrink two-thirds of cancer cells within a month when they applied the extract to tumor cells in the lab. What's more, the chemical compound did not appear to affect any other healthy cells or tissues in the body.Researchers from the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow believe that their study is the first...
  • Suspect in (FRC) shooting allegedly said, 'I don't like your politics'

    08/17/2012 2:53:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/12 | Jordy Yager
    Suspect in shooting allegedly said, 'I don't like your politics'By Jordy Yager - 08/16/12 01:03 PM ET Officials have filed charges against Floyd Lee Corkins II for allegedly shooting a security guard in the arm at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) building in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors with the Department of Justice charged Corkins, who is from Herndon, Va., with illegally transporting a firearm and ammunition across state lines and assaulting the guard with the intent to kill him while armed. Corkins, 28, is expected to make an appearance in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday. In...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Website Put FRC on ‘Hate Map’

    08/16/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – The man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday was “given a license” to do so because of groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that have labeled the FRC a “hate group,” said FRC President Tony Perkins. The conservative Christian group is posted on a “Hate Map” on the SPLC’s Web site. There are 13 groups listed for the District of Columbia on the “Hate Map,” and the Family Research Council is among them, according to the SPLC, because of its support for traditional marriage and Christian morality.
  • U.S. to offer legal backing for "targeted killing" (Americans overseas): source

    03/04/2012 4:51:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/04/12 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    U.S. to offer legal backing for "targeted killing": sourceBy Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON | Sun Mar 4, 2012 7:23pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday plans to outline how U.S. laws empower the government to kill Americans overseas who engage in terrorism against their home country, a source familiar with the matter said, months after a drone strike killed a U.S.-born cleric who plotted attacks from Yemen. Civil liberties groups have been pressuring the administration to offer justification for what has been described as a top-secret "targeted kill" program in which Americans who have joined al Qaeda or...
  • Tea Party group targets Orrin Hatch for defeat

    06/16/2011 6:45:51 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Conservative PAC FreedomWorks, a prominent Tea Party group chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, is targeting Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch in the 2012 Senate race. The group, arguing Hatch has insufficiently conservative economic views, is launching the so-called "Retire Orrin Hatch" campaign at Utah's Republican Convention on Saturday. "It's clear that Senator Hatch is trying to capitalize on the popularity of the Tea Party movement by reinventing himself as a fiscal conservative," said Russ Walker, Vice President of Political and Grassroots Campaigns for FreedomWorks PAC, in a statement. "But his recent rhetoric and actions in favor of limited...
  • Law Enforcement Jihad: "Targeted and Entrapped" "Incite[d] Muslims to commit acts of violence"

    05/19/2011 11:48:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/19/11 | Pamela Geller
    The leftist/Islamic alliance takes on and takes out law enforcement on their tireless efforts to keep America safe in a new report issued by New York University School of Law. Who is more dangerous? The jihadis or their leftist enablers? I think law enforcement has done a damn fine job of keeping this country safe since 911. The paper contends: The U.S. government’s focus on Muslims in counterterrorism operations appears to stem from a series of assumptions about Muslims and terrorism, including the following: that Muslims are more likely to become terrorists; that American Muslims are increasingly being “radicalized” and...
  • Following the Lead of Israel

    05/10/2011 4:57:07 PM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    netWMD Blog ^ | 5/10/11 | Fern Sidman
    ... In terms of vanquishing terrorism, targeted assassinations can be classified as a measured response in that they exclusively focus on actual perpetrators of militant attacks, while dramatically reducing collateral damage in terms of civilian and non-combatant casualties. In a 2010 article entitled "Targeted Killings Work" that appeared in Infinity Journal, the argument was made that targeted assassinations are a strategy that entails "limited force in support of policy" and that it has proven most successful. ...
  • D.C. Republicans targeted by apparent shooter

    03/16/2011 3:09:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    wapo ^ | 3/16/11 | Mike DeBonis
    District Republicans often feel like they’re metaphorically under fire in a city that’s 70 percent Democratic. But what happened last night appears to be unprecedented. Paul Craney, executive director of the D.C. Republican Committee, says that a shooter took out the windows at the GOP’s storefront office, near 13th and K streets NW, with a small-caliber projectile, possibly from an air gun. Craney said he got a call from an alarm company early Wednesday morning but didn’t pick up the call. And when he showed up to work this morning the alarm was on. But he didn’t notice the fenestration...
  • Saddam targeted Bush, Rumsfeld daughters

    02/08/2011 4:45:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/8/11 | afp
    Former US secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld revealed Tuesday that Saddam Hussein had a $60 million bounty on his daughters' head and also targeted ex-president George W. Bush's two daughters. "I was concerned," Rumsfeld told ABC's "Good Morning America" in his first live television interview since leaving office over four years ago. "Of course, the president and his family had secret service protection. My family did not. And it was a somewhat awkward moment in the meeting," he added in describing a 2003 national security meeting when he was told of the plot. Rumsfeld, who has two daughters and a...
  • Adviser says Obama backs 'targeted investments' (Valerie Jarrett)

    01/25/2011 8:12:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett says the Obama administration believes it can make "targeted investments" for job creation while simultaneously supporting cuts in the budget. Jarrett tells CBS's "The Early Show" investments are necessary in education and infrastructure to encourage business formation and hiring.
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Target Taliban Leaders

    01/23/2011 2:12:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 1+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 23, 2011) - Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Taliban leader for an improvised explosive device attack cell detaining five suspected insurgents during a joint security operation in Farah province yesterday. The Taliban leader is responsible for the production and distribution of IEDs to multiple subordinate insurgent groups that emplace IEDs targeting Afghan National Security Force and coalition members. Additionally, he is involved in intimidation and kidnapping of locals who do not support the Taliban insurgency. The Taliban leader operates primarily in Khak-e Safayd district and is associated with other Taliban leaders in the area. Security forces...
  • Forces Target Insurgent Network Leaders in Khost, Ghazni

    01/22/2011 12:43:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 1+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 22, 2011) – Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Haqqani Network facilitator, detaining several combatants and killing numerous armed combatants during an operation in Khost province yesterday. The Haqqani Network facilitator operates in Sabari district of Khost province where he directly facilitates the movement of improvised explosive devices, mortars and various other weapons across the district. He has direct ties with other Haqqani Network leaders in the province. The targeted facilitator was in possession of multiple weapons and IEDs that he planned to transport and store at another insurgent’s location according to recent reporting. Intelligence reports led...
  • Forces Target Former Taliban Shadow Chief in Kandahar

    01/21/2011 7:20:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 21, 2011) – Afghan and coalition forces targeted the former Taliban shadow chief for Zharay district during a security operation in Kandahar province, detaining numerous suspected insurgents and killing one insurgent, yesterday. The Taliban senior leader has operational influence throughout central Kandahar province to include Kandahar City and Zharay, Dand and Panjwa’i districts providing command and strategic guidance over improvised explosive device and suicide operations. He is a current member of the Quetta military Shura in Pakistan. The Taliban senior leader is closely associated with other Taliban senior leaders in the area. Recent reporting indicates he had...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Target Taliban Leaders in Wardak, Kandahar

    01/16/2011 2:27:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 16) - Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Taliban leader during a security operation yesterday detaining two suspected insurgents and killing two armed insurgents in Wardak province. The targeted Taliban leader is responsible for attacks against coalition forces in northwestern Wardak province. He leads a group of highly mobile Taliban fighters that conduct improvised explosive device and direct fire attacks against Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and coalition forces. The Taliban leader is well connected to other leaders operating in northern Wardak. Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound in Nerkh district,...
  • Lawmakers targeted in ethics probe

    10/30/2009 11:36:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 525+ views ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    A leaked document shows that House ethics investigators are probing the activities of nearly three dozen lawmakers — an ethical dust storm that will empower the Republicans and could imperil efforts to get health care reform through the House next week. The House ethics committee said Thursday that it was opening two new investigations — one into the foreclosure scandal of Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) and one involving financial questions about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and her husband. But shortly after the committee met, chairs Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) interrupted proceedings on the House floor to say...
  • Limbaugh Targeted By Obama Official

    10/15/2009 10:18:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,803+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/09 | Joseph Ashby
    The plot thickens on the media’s character-lynching of Rush Limbaugh. Of the four stories ran on about Limbaugh’s bid for the Rams (October 6, October 12, October 15, and another October 15) none of them mention that NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith served as council to Attorney General Eric Holder and member of Barack Obama’s transition team. The October 12 article references Smith’s anti-Limbaugh email meant to garner opposition against the radio host’s bid. The report refers to Smith only as the executive director of the NFLPA. Despite the fact that Smith’s opposition was based on Limbaugh’s...
  • Targeted deaths curb al-Qaida's expansion

    09/18/2009 6:00:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 902+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/09 | Paisley Dodds - ap
    LONDON – Recent targeted attacks that killed militants in Somalia, Indonesia and Pakistan have chipped away at al-Qaida's power base, sapping the terror network of key leaders and experienced operatives who train recruits and wage attacks. Intelligence officials said Friday that the military strikes have reduced al-Qaida's core leadership to only a handful of men and diminished its ability to train fighters. This, they said, has forced al-Qaida to turn to its global affiliates for survival. The killings of Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in Somalia, Noordin Muhammed Top in Indonesia and Baitullah Mehsud in Pakistan — all in recent weeks...
  • Forces Target Terrorist Networks in Afghanistan

    06/30/2009 6:01:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 180+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2009 – Afghan and coalition forces disrupted Taliban and Haqqani terrorist activities in recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported. Coalition forces launched precision air strikes overnight against senior Haqqani commanders and command posts in the remote mountains of western Khost province. The militants are believed to have aided in the movement of foreign fighters through the Khost-Gardez Pass and throughout Afghanistan. Coalition aircraft destroyed a pair of command bunkers, killing more than a dozen militants. Elsewhere, Afghan forces, assisted by coalition forces, conducted multiple operations in Khost, Ghazni and Kandahar provinces June 28. The operations were...
  • US politician targeted in Somalia (D-NJ Donald Payne gets mortared on arrival&departure)

    04/13/2009 9:59:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,553+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/13/09 | BBC
    A US congressman has had a narrow escape on a visit to Mogadishu after Somali insurgents fired mortars towards his plane as it was about to take off. Airport officials told the BBC one mortar had landed near the airport as Donald Payne's plane was due to fly and five others after his plane departed. Mr Payne had just met leaders of Somalia's government in the capital. He had discussed ways that the international community might be able to help war-torn Somalia. The BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says Mr Payne had just left a half-hour news conference at...
  • Iranian Missiles Targeted Israel

    06/28/2008 10:39:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 165+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 6-29-08 | staff
    ( According to the Times of London, Israeli defense sources revealed that three Iranian Shihab-3 type missiles were placed on their launch pads following a recent Israel Air Force aerial exercise in the Mediterrenean. The missiles were allegedly readied for a counterstrike should Israel attack Iran. General Mohammad Ali Jaafari, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (which operates the missiles) threatened over the weekend that:”Iran has many different ways to strike worldwide...and the important part of this is based on our missiles.” Iran has from 25-100 Shihab-3 missiles which have a range of 2100 km capable of striking most countries...
  • Supporters: 'Bhutto was targeted using laser beam'

    01/05/2008 11:21:01 AM PST · by captain anode · 81 replies · 216+ views
    -Economic Times, India ^ | January 2, 2008 | -Economic Times, India
    ISLAMABAD: The controversy over former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination has taken another turn with a section of her Pakistan People's Party (PPP) claiming she was targeted with sophisticated "laser beam technology". Bhutto's wounds were caused not by bullets but by some sort of laser weapon, 'The Nation' newspaper said quoting sources in the PPP. When Bhutto was admitted to Rawalpindi General Hospital shortly after the fatal attack on her on December 27, doctor Musaddiq Khan, who treated her, told a PPP leader that he had seen "such a case for the first time in his life", sources said. Bhutto's wounds...
  • Universities 'Targeted' By Islamic Extremists (UK)

    04/16/2007 6:41:17 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 770+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-17-2007 | Philip Johnson
    Universities 'targeted' by Islamic extremists By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Last Updated: 2:20am BST 17/04/2007 British universities will be warned this week that they are being targeted by Islamic extremist groups looking for recruits. A conference of chief security officers will hear that religious radicals remain active on campuses and have infiltrated at least 20 institutions. Prof Anthony Glees, of the Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies at Brunel University, will say the threat must be "urgently addressed". The Government has issued guidance to universities over how to deal with the threat. Bill Rammell, the higher education minister, said...
  • Employers, entrants targeted in 2 initiatives

    03/24/2007 6:54:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 389+ views
    PHOENIX — A state lawmaker and others active in border issues plan to ask voters to punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers and force police to question people they stop about whether they're here legally. Although there is already an employer-sanctions bill pending in the Legislature, with an uncertain legislative future and potential for a veto, Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, and a group of like minds have decided to take their case directly to the people. The first initiative would yank any state licenses of companies found guilty even once of filing a false statement that they do not...
  • Taliban Senior Leader Targeted in Assault

    02/12/2007 3:45:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 403+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Feb. 12, 2007 – Several Taliban fighters were killed during an assault by Afghan National Army and coalition forces early this morning near the town of Gershk, in the Nahr Surkh district of Helmand province. A group of Taliban fighters initiated hostilities by firing a rocket-propelled grenade at Afghan and coalition forces. The troops then engaged and killed the Taliban fighters. Officials have not yet determined the exact number of terrorists killed, according to a statement from Combined Joint Task Force 76. The assault was conducted based on substantial information provided about a Taliban senior...
  • Wounded Reno judge had been targeted by fugitive, spokesman says (hunt for suspect continues)

    06/14/2006 6:11:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 696+ views
    Judge Chuck Weller was told weeks ago that the man now suspected of shooting him had launched a campaign to ruin the judge's career, a spokesman for Weller said Wednesday. Police focused on Northern California as they searched for Darren Mack, a wealthy Reno pawn shop owner wanted in the slaying of his estranged wife and for a sniper attack that wounded Weller, who was handling the couple's contentious divorce. Investigators also said Mack, 45, may be armed with a high-powered semiautomatic rifle, has a student pilot's license and might try to flee the country. "Our understanding is that he...
  • Israel Warns Hamas Against Renewed Attacks (incoming Hamas PM could be targeted should attacks resum

    03/07/2006 1:46:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 371+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/06 | Amy Teibel - ap
    JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister warned Tuesday the incoming Hamas prime minister would be assassinated if the Islamic militant group resumes attacks, but the acting Israeli premier also pledged a drastic cut in spending on Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and others in his front-running Kadima Party delivered these messages just three weeks before the Israeli election. The centrist Kadima is trying to court both hardline and dovish voters, and has been sliding in the polls. Party officials have been more forthcoming recently about their post-election agenda, apparently in hopes of stemming the erosion...
  • Ship emissions targeted (port will investigate dockside power for liners to cut down on pollution)

    02/23/2006 11:43:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 359+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/23/06 | Mike Lee
    As state and national pressures build to reduce diesel pollution at sea ports, the Port of San Diego has started exploring ways to slash emissions from cruise liners and other ships that call on the city. No one tracks how much air pollution the Port of San Diego creates, but it's widely agreed that having massive diesel engines from cruise liners and other ships idling for hours at the pier isn't good for air quality. The effort centers on providing dockside power so vessels can plug in and turn off their diesel engines, a process called cold ironing. A growing...
  • "Matrix" Star Targeted in Lawsuit(Laurence Fishburne fired p.a. for getting pregnant)

    01/19/2006 1:06:10 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 805+ views
    Here's one Matrix Laurence Fishburne wished he never entered. The erstwhile Morpheus has been slapped with a lawsuit by a former assistant who claims she was fired after she told him she was pregnant. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Kristel Crews, says she was hired by the Oscar-nominated actor in 1999 to take care of all of his "personal and business needs." According to the complaint (a copy is online at, when Crews informed Fishburne in June 2004 that she was expecting, the 44-year-old actor told her he did not believe "in women having...
  • CA: Fencing firm targeted in immigration probe, 17 workers arrested

    11/30/2005 8:31:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 632+ views
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Immigration authorities raided the offices of a Southern California fencing company Wednesday, seizing boxes of documents and arresting 17 employees who are believed to be in the United States illegally. Golden State Fence Co. had rehired some of the 17 employees who were arrested despite previous warnings by federal authorities that they were ineligible to work, officials with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau said in a press release. Authorities searched company offices in Riverside, where the company is based, and in Oceanside, about 35 miles north of San Diego. All 17...
  • Birthright citizenship law targeted by Congress

    11/26/2005 5:41:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies · 1,024+ views
    PHOENIX (AP) — For years, proposals in Congress to end birthright citizenship have gone nowhere. But as lawmakers grapple with ways to solve illegal immigration, the idea is getting more attention. The long-standing policy of birthright citizenship is rooted in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states in part: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States.” But some congressional members say birthright citizenship encourages illegal immigration and jeopardizes national security. U.S. Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., is one of 69 co-sponsors of legislation to deny...
  • FL: Defense says U.S. targeted ex-professor (Sami Al-Arian)

    11/08/2005 8:12:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 309+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/05 | Mitch Stacy - AP
    TAMPA, Fla. - A former professor was described by his attorneys Tuesday as a crusader for the Palestinian cause whose inflammatory words have been twisted by federal prosecutors intent on proving he is a terrorist. In shared closing arguments, attorneys Linda Moreno and William Moffitt said Sami Al-Arian did nothing but speak, write and publish strong words critical of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and advocate a better life for its people. "It has been a prosecution of his ideas and his beliefs, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is un-American," Moreno told the jury. Al-Arian, 47, and three...
  • Baghdad's Palestine Hotel Targeted for Media Value, General Says

    10/27/2005 11:25:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 328+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 27, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2005 – Insurgents targeted the Baghdad's Palestine Hotel for its inherent media value, a senior U.S. military official said today during a news conference in Baghdad. "Half the battle is in the battlefield of the media," Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, said. "The terrorists will use the media as a combat multiplier to hide their limited capabilities." The general said terrorists recognize the value of the media. Al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, expressed this sentiment in a letter to Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, believed to be leading insurgent...