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  • Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

    07/03/2016 7:20:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-4-16 | BBC
    A suspected suicide attacker has been killed after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, local media reports say. Two policeman were reportedly injured in the incident and the attacker is said to be dead.
  • Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction

    06/24/2005 7:22:28 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 9 replies · 523+ views
    Al Jazeera on-line edition (English) ^ | 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT | Al Jazeera
    Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The arrest warrants were issued by Italian Judge Chiara Nobili at the request of the anti-terrorist division of the state prosecutor's office, the Corriere della Sera said. The 13 agents are suspected of kidnapping Osama Mustafa Hassan, also known as Abu Omar,...
  • Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

    03/03/2015 2:11:05 AM PST · by piasa · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | August 22, 2014 | BAYRAM KAYA
    Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Kürecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed. According to an 854-page police investigation on the Tawhid-Salam terror network obtained by Today's Zaman, witness testimony provided to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 22, 2013 indicated that suspects tied to Iranian intelligence had collected information about Kürecik. The witness said many front companies with the cover of legitimate businesses such as real estate agencies or bookstores had been established in Malatya by...
  • ‘US Consulate in Jerusalem arming Palestinian guards’

    01/14/2015 10:51:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 14, 2015, 7:28 pm | Mitch Ginsburg
    Israeli report says developments violate agreements; guards say the chief security officer is establishing ‘a militia’ The US Consulate in Jerusalem is training a force of 35 Palestinians from East Jerusalem to serve as armed guards, particularly for consular trips to the West Bank’s Area A, which is off-limits to Israelis, it was reported on Wednesday. The arrangement violates a 2011 agreement between Israel and the consulate, the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth stated, whereby only IDF combat veterans would be authorized to carry arms as consulate guards. “The consulate was authorized to keep roughly 100 handguns for security staff, on...
  • Letter and powder spark alarm at US consulate (in Berlin, Germany)

    12/27/2013 8:33:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 27 Dec 2013 14:59 GMT+01:00
    US consulate staff in Berlin found a package on Friday containing white powder and a threatening letter addressed to president Barack Obama.According to Berlin newspaper the BZ, three members of consulate staff came into contact with the unidentified powder, and a suspicious liquid. …
  • US Consulate in Herat Afghanistan Attacked

    09/12/2013 7:36:06 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 42 replies
    Twitter via Al Jazeera ^ | 9/12/2013 | @AJElive
    Early reports stating a car bomb on the US Consulate in Herat Afghanistan. Injuries being reported.
  • The Would-Be Spy Who Failed First Try

    03/06/2013 3:58:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    JD ^ | March 6, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "On Tuesday, Bryan Underwood was sentenced to nine years for trying to pass secrets to China.   The irony is that the Chinese government didn’t put him up to it, and when Underwood went to a Chinese government building to sell photos of a U.S. consulate compound in Guangzhou, the Chinese turned him away. They were not interested, or didn’t understand what he was trying to convey.'
  • ‘Troubling' Surveillance Before Benghazi Attack

    11/01/2012 11:37:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | November 1, 2012 | HARALD DOORNBOS, JENAN MOUSSA
    BENGHAZI,Libya—More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi--and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack-the battle-scarred,fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept.11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day,including drafts of two letters worrying that the compound was under "troubling" surveillance and complaining that the Libyan government failed to fulfill requests for additional security. When we visited on Oct.26 to prepare a story for Dubai based Al Aan TV,we found not only Stevens's...
  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • Romney all but erases Obama's polling lead on foreign policy

    10/19/2012 1:51:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Mitt Romney has all but erased President Obama's lead on foreign policy issues in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, according to a Pew poll released Thursday. Obama's lead on foreign policy has plummeted by 11 points since the outbreak of violence in the Middle East that culminated with the death of four Americans in Libya on Sept. 11, according to Pew. The president holds a slim 47 percent to 43 percent edge over his GOP rival on the issue of who would do a better job on foreign policy, down from a 15-point advantage...
  • CNN Exposed – Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle

    10/10/2012 3:50:36 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 111 replies
    Perhaps this one of the most important discussion threads ever regarding Legacy Media manipulation. We sincerely hope you will take the time to digest the content, think about the ramifications to what is here, and then share the information with others. This is not a matter of opinion, the CNN stories are documented, attributed and cited. They are factual. Everything is verifiable within the embedded links and citations. Believe it or not, just creating this discussion thread is risky. We are unable to expand. Before getting to the CNN Amber Lyon expose’ (which is incredible and troubling) let’s first back...
  • Source: Al Qaeda central not behind Benghazi attack (but it was Al Qaeda)

    09/13/2012 4:47:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/13/2012 | Suzanne Kelly
    The United States intelligence community does not believe the core of al Qaeda was behind this week's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN Thursday. The official said the picture is becoming clearer within the intelligence community as to what group or groups were responsible for the attack. Given what officials know about al Qaeda in Libya, U.S. intelligence believes it is very unlikely that core al Qaeda was behind the attack. But the official said the intelligence does not rule out that the attack was perpetrated by al Qaeda sympathizers.
  • US envoy dies in Benghazi consulate attack (4 dead)

    09/12/2012 2:48:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 44 replies
    The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has died from smoke inhalation in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, security sources have told Al Jazeera. (excerpt) The ambassador was paying a short visit to Benghazi when the consulate came under attack on Tuesday night, (excerpt) He died of suffocation during the attack, along with two US security personnel who were accompanying him, security sources told Al Jazeera. Another consulate employee, whose nationality could not immediately be confirmed, was also killed. Two other staffers were injured,
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. staffer dies in Libya mission clash

    09/11/2012 5:02:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 12 | Reuters
    BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 12 (Reuters) - An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said on Wednesday. "One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes," Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured and could not say what the cause of death was. Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came...
  • Fox News Lou Dobbs: An American has Died, other injured, in Libya Storming of Embassy

    09/11/2012 4:49:57 PM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Fox Business | 11 Sep 12 | Fox Business
    Awaiting article
  • Libya militias storm US consulate over 'insulting' film

    09/11/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT · by HapaxLegamenon · 105 replies
    BBC ^ | September 11, 2012 | BBC
    The building is said to have burnt down. It is thought nobody was in the consulate at the time.
  • One dead, 11 injured after US consulate in Pakistan bombed

    05/20/2011 12:36:16 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies ^ | May 20th 2011
    A BOMB targeting two US consulate cars exploded in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar today killing one person and wounding 11 others, police and the US embassy said. The Pakistani Taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack. "Two vehicles of the US consulate were on their way to the consulate when they were attacked," US embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said. "One vehicle was damaged. There is no death among our personnel and there are no serious injuries," he added. "Only one car was hit. In that car there were US citizen diplomats and a Pakistani driver," Rodriguez said. Pakistan...
  • Grenades explode near U.S. consulate in Mexico

    10/02/2010 11:03:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/2/10 | Nick Valencia,
    (CNN) -- At least three grenades exploded near the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico late Friday, a consulate employee told CNN Saturday. The closest blast was within 40 meters (44 yards) of the consulate, spokesperson Brian Quigley said. He did not offer many more details, but Justin Davis, a consulate duty officer, said the series of explosions occurred over the course of an hour, starting at 8 p.m. local time. Davis said there were no reports of deaths or injuries of Americans or any damage to U.S. property, though a few cars in the area were damaged. Shrapnel injured the...
  • US Consulate in Juarez Closes

    07/30/2010 7:17:24 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 2+ views
    KTSM ^ | July 30, 2010 | Matt Rivers
    Juarez- The U.S. embassy announced that it will closes it's consulate in Juarez. In a statement, the embassy said the consulate will, " remain closed until a security review is completed." They did say they will reschedule appointments for those with visa applications pending. The embassy did not say what prompted the review and a spokesman declined any further comment beyond the statement. The U.S. State Department has taken several measures over the past few months to protect employees of the consulate and their families from the deadly violence in Juarez The close comes after the March shooting death of...
  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for US Consulate Attack in Peshawar

    04/05/2010 5:38:18 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 420+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 5, 2010
    The Taliban is claiming responsibility for Monday's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan that killed at least three people. A U.S. Embassy spokeswoman in Islamabad confirmed the attack on the consulate in the North West Frontier Province capital. It was not immediately clear if those killed were the attackers, consulate staff, or others nearby at the time of the blasts. There are no reports that any U.S. citizens were among those killed.