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  • Put North America First, CFR Task Force Recommends to U.S. Government (GoldmanSachs & Open Borders)

    03/08/2016 7:28:37 AM PST · by xzins · 107 replies
    CFR ^ | October 2, 2014 | Council on Foreign Relations
    A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the Canada-Mexico-U.S. relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world. "It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy," the report says. "The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbors can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad." by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR Global Institute,...
  • Meanwhile..while everyone is focused on the election...TTP gets signed tomorrow!

    02/03/2016 1:39:27 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 17 replies
    2/3/16 | Vanity
    That is all. Just a friendly reminder.
  • Unreal – Paul Ryan Announces Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist Will Be His Chief of Staff…

    10/25/2015 3:34:02 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 172 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/25/15 | Sundance
    With this announcement representative Paul Ryan is openly announcing his intention to destroy the conservative elements within the republican party. And yet again, its doubtful anyone will try to stop him. The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, recently announced his intentions to eliminate opposition to their progressive big government positions and destroy fiscal conservatives (Tea Party). Tom Donohue demands: ♦ approval of the TPP trade deal, ♦ continuation of ObamaCare, ♦ comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty, and ♦ federal education Common Core education standards. Previously we explained how deep the tentacles of the CoC reach...
  • Will Team Obama-Boehner-McConnell Get TPA Through Congress?

    06/19/2015 6:37:41 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 90 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 June 2015 | William F. Jasper
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, better known as Fast Track) giving President Obama what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) admitted is “an enormous grant of power, obviously, from a Republican Congress to a Democratic president.”Following a week of high-pressure arm-twisting by President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the House passed the increasingly unpopular TPA bill by a vote of 218-208, with 28 Democrats jumping on the mostly-Republican pseudo “free trade” bandwagon.This was the second time...
  • Trade In Services Agreement

    06/17/2015 3:34:23 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 1 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 6-17-2015 | U.S. Government
    WikiLeaks releases today 17 secret documents from the ongoing TISA (Trade In Services Agreement) negotiations which cover the United States, the European Union and 23 other countries including Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, Taiwan & Israel -- which together comprise two-thirds of global GDP. "Services" now account for nearly 80 per cent of the US and EU economies and even in developing countries like Pakistan account for 53 per cent of the economy. While the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has become well known in recent months in the United States, the TISA is the larger component of the strategic TPP-TISA-TTIP...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership is about more than Trade

    06/02/2015 10:33:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/15 | Scott Powell
    Why the Republican-controlled Senate recently passed the fast-track provision to advance Obama's secretive trade pact is an enigma Most common sense people rightly assume that reducing trade barriers is good in and of itself. But it’s a mistake to think that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) involving the U.S., Canada and ten other countries that is close to being concluded after six plus years of negotiation under the Obama administration is primarily a free trade pact. It’s also a misstep to grant the Obama administration with fast-track authority and the attendant secrecy on all details of this trade pact. The...
  • Putting Congress in Charge on Trade (Et tu, Cruz?)

    05/24/2015 1:30:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz
    The United States is making headway on two historic trade agreements, one with 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and another with America’s friends in Europe. These two agreements alone would mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers. But before the U.S. can complete the agreements, Congress needs to strengthen the country’s bargaining position by establishing trade-promotion authority, also known as TPA, which is an arrangement between Congress and the president for negotiating and considering trade agreements. In short, TPA is what U.S. negotiators need to win a fair deal for the American worker.
  • 500 protesters march against ag giant Monsanto

    05/23/2015 7:33:43 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2015 | J.K. Dineen
    Beekeepers. Physicians. Organic farmers. Preschool teachers. Parents of autistic kids. Those were some of the groups represented Saturday in a march against the controversial biotech and agricultural giant Monsanto, which is often cast as Public Enemy No. 1 by those opposed to genetically modified foods. As many as 500 people — many dressed like bumblebees and butterflies — filled Justin Herman Plaza around noon and then marched down the Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf. Many held signs with slogans like “Evil Seed of Corporate Greed” and “GMOs Cause Autism and Cancer.”

    05/23/2015 10:44:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | may 23, 2015 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    Matt Drudge took to Twitter to deliver an ongoing tirade against Republicans’ eagerness to deliver a fast-track trade bill to President Obama’s desk. The bill’s details have not been made public — which hasn’t stopped Republicans from surrendering Congress’s power to make amendments to a president’s future trade deals. Should a Republican presidential candidate lose the 2016 general election, the Trade Promotion Authority bill could be to blame. Keeping the bill’s details from voters was “clearly treason,” Drudge tweeted...
  • TTP commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur among 10 killed in drone strike: sources

    01/04/2015 5:43:49 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Geo TV ^ | 4 January 2014 | Wire
    MIRANSHAH: Ten people including outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur are reportedly killed in drone strike in North Waziristan, Geo News reported. Sources said the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at the compound of Hafiz Gul Bahadur, killing the TTP commander and 9 others in Alwar Mandi of Shawal area. Several other people also sustained injuries in the strike.
  • BREAKING: Obama May Be Linked to Massacre in Pakistan (Video)

    12/16/2014 1:15:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Viral Buzz ^ | December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Brook McGowan
    Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today’s massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead.
  • Cop Allows Saudis with Dead Baby in Trunk to Drive Away so as Not to Offend Muslims

    12/11/2014 5:47:31 PM PST · by BCW · 24 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11 DEC 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    An outlandish example of political correctness occurred in Tennessee yesterday when a police officer allowed a car full of Saudi Arabians to drive away with a dead baby reportedly in the trunk so as not to be “disrespectful” towards Muslims. Police in Sumner and Robertson counties are on the lookout for a blue Dodge Charger after a traffic stop on Interstate 65 around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle, which had paper tags and a registration violation, contained three Saudi Arabians with Saudi drivers licenses who told the officer that they had a dead child in the trunk prepared for an...
  • Ansar Ul Mujahedeen took responsibility of the North Waziristan attack

    Miran Shah, Militants attack on the shewa check post in North Waziristan on Wednesday morning; they target the check post with suicide bombers, in the result of the attack 4 security personals injured. According to the detail the incident occurred in the Wednesday early morning. Four security personnel were injured in the attack, security forces start firing after the attack. Local confirmed that they still heard the firing in the area. Abu Baseer the spokesman of Ansar Ul Mujahedeen took the responsibility of the suicide attack on FC check post and said that our attack will remain continues against security...
  • The Suicide bomber is our power and will target Government Institution, Sheikh Khalid

    Miran Shah, Tehreek Taliban Pakistan has condemned attack on Darulomm Taleem Ul Quran Raja Bazaar Rawalpindi and said that we have Fidayen (Suicide bomber) and through these Fidayen will show our power to the government of Pakistan. The Naib Ameer (second Command) Sheikh Khalid Haqqani has warned the government of Pakistan through his written statement, which issued after on Thursday. In a statement Sheikh Khalid Haqqani said that the secular system and the constitution of the Pakistan is the base of every un Islamic works in the country. In a one page letter which is sent to journalists, written in...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • Action: Say No to a U.S.-EU Merger

    07/16/2013 8:42:36 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    JBS / ^ | July 16, 2013 | John Birch Society
    Say No to a U.S.-EU Merger As negotiations continue toward immersing the United States in another sovereignty-compromising trade pact, it's hardly surprising to know that proper warnings were issued about such an agreement in The New American magazine five years ago. TNA's May 12, 2008 feature article entitled “Transatlantic Two-Step” reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso met with President George W. Bush in the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations that would tie our country with the European Union. In his statement at the close of the meeting, Mr. Bush didn’t...
  • Farm minister reiterates TPP protection vow (Japan)

    07/16/2013 6:30:22 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    Japan Times ^ | 07/16/2013 | Kyodo
    Farm minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Tuesday that protecting the country’s sensitive agricultural products in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations will serve the national interests, indicating their protection is more important than reaching a deal by the target date. The 11-day-long 18th round of the talks began Monday in Malaysia. Japan is unable to join until July 23, when the United States completes its domestic procedures to include Japan as the 12th member. “Protecting the five key products, taking into account the spirit of the resolutions, will serve to protect the national interests,” Hayashi said, referring to resolutions adopted by the...
  • UK Muslim Convert Richard Dart Jailed For Terrorism

    04/25/2013 4:22:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies ^ | 26/04/2013 00:00 | Margaret Davis
    SNIPPET: "Muslim convert Richard Dart declared “judging is only for Allah” and refused to stand in the dock as he was jailed for six years for terrorism yesterday." SNIPPET: "Mr Justice Simon said the three held “radical Islamist beliefs” and showed they were “committed to acts of terrorism”. Dart, 30, of Ealing, west London, was jailed for six years; Mahmood, 22, from Northolt, west London for nine years and nine months, and Alom, 26, of Stratford, east London, for four years and six months." SNIPPET: "Dart and Alom travelled to Pakistan to try to get terrorist training, and took advice...
  • 12:30 Noon 4/16 PROTEST at Marco Rubio's office against amnesty for illegal immigrants

    04/16/2013 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Moseley · 7 replies
    Martin 9/12 Committee [Martin County, Florida] ^ | April 16, 2013 | Tea Party Patriots
    WHAT: Go to Senator Rubios's office with a sign or a flag (or both) and hold a sign-waving protest outside the office. Then deliver a letter inside. WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2013. TIME: Noon, local time. Senator Marco Rubio office 4580 PGA Blvd, Suite 201 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Phone: (561) 775 3360 for more office locations in Florida On Tuesday, April 16, Tea Party Patriots is urging all of our members to join activists across the nation protesting the back-room deals that are voted on before anyone can read them. We're being told now that the Immigration...
  • Anybody know of this?? President Obama Indicted by Federal Court?"

    01/30/2013 9:41:08 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 79 replies
    you tube ^ | 30-jan-2013 | In2thevast1975
    Mr. Lyndon Larouche, a well respected journalist and political activist received word from his sources within the United States government that President Barack Hussein Obama has been indicted by a Federal Court
  • Malala Yousafzai: The Latest Victim in the War on Children in Pakistan

    10/09/2012 9:42:20 AM PDT · by mquinn · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 10/9/2012 | Krista Mahr
    A 14-year-old activist and blogger was shot in the head on her way back from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley on Tuesday, the latest in a troubling string of incidents involving children in Pakistan. Malala Yousafzai was injured along with two travel companions when Taliban assailants opened fire on their vehicle in the town of Mingora. By evening, Yousafzai, who started blogging about the Taliban’s ban on girls’ education in Swat when she was 11, was in stable condition and en route to a military hospital in Peshawar.
  • Treaty Negotiated In Secret – Hidden Even from Congressmen Who Oversee Treaties...

    06/14/2012 7:25:28 PM PDT · by Errant · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/14/2012 | George Washington
    The normally-reserved Yves Smith asks whether Obama should be impeached over it. Democratic Senator Wyden – the head of the committee which is supposed to oversee it – is so furious about the lack of access that he has introduced legislation to force disclosure. Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is so upset by it that he has leaked a document on his website to show what’s going on. What is everyone so furious about? An international treaty being negotiated in secret which would not only crack down on Internet privacy much more than SOPA or ACTA, but would...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks (After CIA worked as a senior Democrat Senate aide)

    01/23/2012 12:58:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post World ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    The Justice Department on Monday charged a former CIA officer with repeatedly leaking classified information, including the identities of agency operatives involved in the capture and interrogation of alleged terrorists. The case against John Kiriakou, who served as a senior Senate aide after ending his CIA career, extends the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on disclosures of national security secrets to journalist. Kiriakou, who was among the first to go public with details about the CIA’s use of water-boarding and other harsh interrogation measures, was charged with disclosing classified information to reporters and lying to the agency about the origin of...
  • Three Pakistani Men Plead Guilty to Terror Charges

    09/14/2011 3:30:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "Three Pakistani men pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism-related charges of supporting the Pakistani Taliban, according to a release from the U.S. Justice Department. At a hearing before U.S. District Judge John Bates in the District of Columbia, Irfan Ul Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Ul Haq, Ali, and Yousaf were arrested in Miami on March 13 and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. The three men allegedly ran an alien smuggling operation out...
  • People were departure Home Cities Because Of Militants Threatened.

    08/16/2011 8:38:44 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 8 replies ^ | 17 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 17 August 2011, Militants from Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were again united against the Aman Lashker (Peace Forces) in Mattani, they threatened families whose work with Aman Lashker for Peace and area. More then 10 families were goodbye Mattani because of Militants Threatened. This was disclosing by Shenshah, the relative of Ijaz Ahmed Khan whose lost life in 21 July 2011 Blast at Mattani. Shenshah is one of them whose leave his home city, because of Militants threatened and now he face problem. Shenshah is the Uncle of Ijaz Ahmed Khan and he leaves Mattani area two week before,...
  • Prisoners of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan were living well organized in Central Jail Peshawar

    08/14/2011 8:52:07 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 2 replies ^ | 15 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar 15 August 2011, 35 Taliban of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan (TTP) detain in Central Jail Peshawar. That detaining different parts of Khyber PukhtoonKhwa (KP) province. According to sources of Central Jail Peshawar yesterday escaped Taliban Commander Nadeem Abbasi was the Leader of TTP Taliban in central jail Peshawar. Nadeem Abbasi was also called as Punjabi Talib. In the leadership of Nadeem Abbasi Taliban were lining well organized in Central Jail Peshawar and they create religious environment of jail. Also the Banned organization of Lashker Islam (force of Islam) that now a day attached with TTP, more then 250 Taliban were...
  • TTP Commnder Escaped, 3 officer of central jail suspended

    08/13/2011 3:27:39 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies ^ | 13 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 13 August 2011. Provincial home department has issued ordered of three officer of central jail Peshawar. The action was taken after the TTP terrorist escaped yesterday from Peshawar University and three police cops was killed. According to ordered ShahJehan Huammani Supertaindent Jail, Deputy Supertaindent Jail Ajmal Khan and the Doctor of Jail Hospital Dr. Iftkher were suspended. Home Department also makes investigation team for the incident, why these officers send terrorist with out full security for treatment. The action has been taken by Chief Minister Notice the incident. Home Department issued order Khalid Abbas as Supertaindent and Maksood Khan...
  • Taliban Claim Responsibility of blast & attack on Peshawar police.

    08/12/2011 8:23:26 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies ^ | 13 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 13 August 2011 TTP (Tehreek Taliban Pakistan) has declared the responsibility of Lahori Gate blast & suicide attack on police at Peshawar. Taliban has said that it’s was the result of army operation in tribal area. They informed the media that our attack will remain continue. The Taliban spokesman Omar Khalid has talk with the media from unknown place; in which he claim that our attack will remain on forces, until they didn’t stop operation, which was started in tribal area for US government. He said woman bomber is our new strategy against Security forces and our fighter were...
  • Militants attack on police vehicle and escaped 2 TTP Commanders

    08/12/2011 1:05:46 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 14 replies ^ | 12 August 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar 12 August 2011, TTP militants has start firing on police van that’s carrying TTP commanders for treatment to hospital today in Peshawar University. In result three police cops were killed in attack. According to security official TTP commanders Nadeem Abbasi and Zaki whose detain before were dental problem and police van has carrying them to private hospital for treatment. When the vehicle near to Irnum Hospital Peshawar, Militants has start firing on police van. In result three police cops including Mohammad Tariq and Jaffer Khan were killed. Attackers manage to escape with the prisoners. Security official start search operation...
  • Top Arabic Jihadi forums, 05 June 2011

    06/04/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 49 replies ^ | June 4, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Note: PWP stands for PassWord-Protected, meaning that a login is required to view - let alone participate in - discussions. Since some in the audience don't understand the significance of this, allow me to spell it out: if only members can read the forum, then anyone observed reading the forum is a member. They have zero deniability (they couldn't have accidentally "wandered into" the site), and they had to make the effort to join (an expression of intent). While the goal here is to present a range of sites, the fact is that the jihadis themselves have largely coalesced...

    06/24/2010 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda commander continues to pose a threat to U.S. and South Asian security as Pakistan’s military and intelligence services look the other way” IPT News June 22, 2010 SNIPPET: “Top Al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri poses a major threat to U.S. interests both at home and abroad. Described by intelligence agencies “as the most effective, dangerous and successful guerrilla leader in the world,” Kashmiri heads Al Qaeda’s military operations wing. He figures prominently in two recent high-profile terrorism indictments issued in Chicago. But Kashmiri remains free in South Asia and in control of a renowned Al Qaeda terror...
  • Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlight (PFC Bradley Manning doesn't get a pillow)

    12/20/2010 7:38:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 12/21/10 | LARA MARLOWE
    Alleged WikiLeaks source suffers out of spotlightThe Irish Times - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Concern is growing over the harsh conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention as he awaits his court martial, writes LARA MARLOWE, Washington Correspondent WHILE JULIAN Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, celebrated his release on bail last week with cocktails before being driven to “mansion arrest” at a 650-acre estate in Sussex, Private First Class Bradley Manning was mouldering away in solitary confinement in the brig at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia, deprived of exercise, news or even a sheet or pillow. Assange (39) is preparing...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Bradley Manning: Poster Boy for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    12/02/2010 5:31:57 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1 December 2010 | Ann Coulter
    The two biggest stories this week are WikiLeaks' continued publication of classified government documents, which did untold damage to America's national security interests, and the Democrats' fanatical determination to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and allow gays to serve openly in the military. The mole who allegedly gave WikiLeaks the mountains of secret documents is Pfc. Bradley Manning, Army intelligence analyst and angry gay. We've heard 1 billion times about the Army translator who just wanted to serve his country, but was cashiered because of whom he loved. I'll see your Army translator and raise you one Bradley Manning. According...
  • Wikileaks: WMD program existed in Iraq prior to US invasion

    12/07/2010 4:50:21 PM PST · by LSUfan · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 7 December 10 | Jim Kouri
    The release by Julian Assange's web site Wikileaks of classified documents reveals that U.S. military intelligence discovered chemical weapons labs, encountered insurgents who were specialists in the creation of toxins, and uncovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Washington, DC officials and the news media have ignored this information.
  • Pentagon Papers whistle-blower urges insiders to leak Iraq info

    09/10/2004 10:19:43 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 793+ views
    First Amendment Center ^ | Sept. 11, 2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department official who leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, is urging government insiders to provide similar classified documents about the invasion of Iraq. Joined by other whistle-blowers and former government employees, Ellsberg said at a Sept. 9 news conference that claims of government deception and lies have “little credibility” unless supported by documentary evidence, which often is available only in classified materials. The document that came to be called the Pentagon Papers was a 7,000-page study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam that was classified “top secret.” Ellsberg leaked the study to...
  • Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels

    11/28/2010 2:54:52 PM PST · by FTJM · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/28/10 | SCOTT SHANE and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats. ome of the cables, made available to The New York Times and several other news organizations, were written as recently as late February, revealing the Obama administration’s exchanges over crises and conflicts. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents. WikiLeaks intends to make the archive public on its Web site...
  • Corruption charges to feature in WikiLeaks release

    11/26/2010 9:03:46 PM PST · by FromLori · 30 replies
    cnews ^ | 11/26/10 | Mark Hosenbal
    Classified U.S. diplomatic cables reporting corruption allegations against foreign governments and leaders are expected in official documents that WikiLeaks plans to release soon, sources said Wednesday. The whistle-blowing website said on its Twitter feed this week its next release would be seven times larger than the collection of roughly 400,000 Pentagon reports related to the Iraq war which it made public in October. Three sources familiar with the State Department cables held by WikiLeaks say the corruption allegations in them are major enough to cause serious embarrassment for foreign governments and politicians named in them. They said the release was...

    01/10/2010 4:59:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 67 replies · 2,283+ views ^ | 10 January 2010 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Some comments • I have to assume that al-Balawi was thoroughly debriefed by al-Qaida before being sent on this mission, and I'm surprised no one has sought to correlate his "infiltration" of al-Qaida with Abu Yahya al-Libi's book released over the summer: "Guidance on the Ruling of the Muslim Spy" • See also: Al Qaida: Western Spies Multiply "Like Locusts"."
  • Pak Taliban paid $12,000 to failed Times Square bomber

    06/19/2010 4:00:59 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies · 243+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | June 19, 2010 | ANI
    In what further strengthens the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) direct involvement in the failed Times Square bombing plot, a federal indictment released earlier this week has revealed that the extremist outfit had paid $12,000 to Faisal Shahzad to plot the explosion at the busy commercial intersection. Shahzad, a US citizen of Pakistani origin currently in detention, has been accused of planting an explosives laden SUV at Times Square. According to The Washington Post, the 10-count federal indictment alleges that Shahzad received payments of $5,000 and $7,000 in transactions with an accomplice affiliated with the Taliban. The first payment was received in...
  • Afghanistan readies program to reintegrate Taliban

    05/10/2010 7:28:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 181+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/10 | Deb Reichmann - ap
    KABUL – Small pockets of Taliban foot soldiers ready to switch sides are waiting for the Afghan government to roll out a nationwide program to lure them off the battlefield and make peace with their leaders. The plan won't be completed until after this month's peace assembly in Kabul, but according to a 36-page draft, it would attract low- to midlevel fighters with promises of jobs, literacy and vocational training plus development aid for their villages. Reaching out to top Taliban leaders would be done through political channels, perhaps by striking them off the U.N. sanctions list or granting a...
  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for Failed New York Bombing

    05/02/2010 7:08:25 AM PDT · by harwood · 73 replies · 2,384+ views
    Qari Hussain Mehsud from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan accepts the responsibility of recent Attack on USA with Great Pride and Utmost Bravery

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Two Taliban 'commanders' among 20 killed

    12/06/2009 12:42:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1,087+ views ^ | Friday, 04 Dec, 2009 | n/a
    Two Taliban ‘commanders’ among 20 killed SNIPPET: "MINGORA/KOHAT: Two Taliban ‘commanders’ were among 20 militants killed in clashes and air strikes in Swat and Orakzai Agency on Thursday. In Swat, 13 insurgents were killed in clashes with security forces on Thursday. According to Swat media centre, security personnel came under fire when they raided a Taliban hideout in Sigram area of Koza Bandai. During an exchange of fire, 10 militants and one soldier were killed. Detained militant commander Mohammad Naseem alias Abu Faraj was with the troops and he was also killed in the clash. Abu Faraj, a close aide...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Al-Haramain Foundation in News Again, For Obvious Reasons!

    09/14/2009 1:35:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 433+ views ^ | September 14, 2009 02:53 PM | By Animesh Roul
    SNIPPET: "According to a report prepared by Pakistani police (the Crime Investigation Department), the AHF has funded approximately USD 15 million to Jihadi groups in Pakistan for carrying out terror attacks. These funds mostly went to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which is responsible for numerous suicide strikes in the last couple of years and also blamed for the assassination of Benezir Bhutto." SNIPPET: "Till 2004, the United States had designated at least thirteen AHF branch offices operating in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, in many African countries and in the United States. But in 2008, the US Treasury Department has designated...
  • Maulvi Faqir claims Taliban leadership

    08/21/2009 12:08:25 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1,602+ views
    DAWN Media Group ^ | Thursday, 20 Aug, 2009 | 07:16 AM PST | staff
    KHAR, Aug 19: Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, a senior leader of the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, claimed on Wednesday to have taken over the leadership of the militant organisation on a ‘temporary basis’.He told the BBC Urdu Service he was now acting chief of the TTP, replacing Baitullah Mehsud for ‘short time’ because he was ‘sick’.Maulvi Faqir told the BBC that Muslim Khan had been appointed TTP’s spokesman in place of Maulvi Omar. Muslim Khan is the spokesman of the Taliban in Swat.Maulvi Faqir said that Baitullah was ‘alive but sick’. He has gone underground.
  • Pakistan condemns 'barbaric' Polish killing: FM

    02/10/2009 11:35:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,007+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/09 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the Taliban's killing of a Polish engineer as "absolutely barbaric", after Warsaw blamed his death on Islamabad's "apathy" towards tackling extremism. Piotr Stanczak, who was abducted in late September in volatile northwest Pakistan, was beheaded at the weekend by his Taliban captors, who then released a graphic video of the execution to several media outlets. Warsaw has confirmed the authenticity of the video and vowed to find Stanczak's killers, who are believed to come from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Pakistan's umbrella Taliban organisation which has links to Al-Qaeda. "Officially the ministry of interior has...
  • Is this why Sandy Berger needed to destroy those documents? [Marc Grossman & Nuclear Espionage]

    01/08/2008 8:09:07 AM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 89 replies · 2,140+ views
    London Times, UK Guardian, Karachi Page, Steve Sailer, etc ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2008 | FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE
    A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets. Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency's Washington field office. She approached The Sunday Times last month after reading about an Al-Qaeda terrorist who had revealed his role in training some of the 9/11 hijackers while he was in Turkey. Edmonds described how foreign intelligence agents had enlisted the support of US officials to acquire a network of moles in...
  • Rummy "lied"

    05/05/2006 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 18 replies · 845+ views
    The Belmont Club | May 05, 2006 | Richard Fernandez
    Andrew Sullivan says the man who heckled Rummy was Not some crazed lefty. The man who demanded that Rumsfeld answer the questions we all want to have answered turns out to be the man who gave former president George H. W. Bush his daily intelligence briefing. And he was right in the exchange; and Rummy was factually wrong. Yep: Rumsfeld lied. Quelle surprise. No not some crazed lefty. The man was Ray McGovern, who Sweetness and Light noticed was part of Daniel Ellsberg's Truth Telling Project. Here's the relevant blog entry from the Belmont archives: Sweetness and Light has...