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  • CIA, intelligence director locked in turf war

    05/27/2009 7:13:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 1,070+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2009
    WASHINGTON - A turf war between the two senior intelligence chiefs over the role of CIA station chiefs in U.S. embassies has forced National Security Adviser James L. Jones to step in to mediate, according to current and former U.S. government officials. The jockeying between CIA director Leon Panetta and National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair centers on Blair's effort to choose his own representatives abroad instead of relying only on CIA station chiefs, the current and former officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the dispute.
  • Submitting on Free Speech

    09/18/2012 3:55:49 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 1 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-17 08:09:01 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"We reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney of the controversial video "Innocence of Muslims" that sparked protests at U.S. embassies throughout the Islamic world, "We have made clear that we find it offensive and reprehensible and disgusting. We have denounced it. We have said we find it offensive and reprehensible, but we will not - you know, we cannot and will not squelch freedom of expression in this country."That begs the obvious question: Why...
  • Amid uneasy calm in Cairo, prime minister says some were paid to protest

    09/15/2012 9:46:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 15, 2012 | Ian Lee, Hamdi Alkhshali and Joe Sterling
    Egypt's prime minister said some of the thousands involved in days of protests near the U.S. Embassy got paid to participate, state news reported Saturday, the same day riot police managed to force demonstrators from the area. Prime Minister Hesham Kandil said "a number" of those involved in the tense, sometimes violent protests, which began Tuesday, later confessed to getting paid to participate, according to the state-run Middle East News Agency. He noted, too, that some of the demonstrators were acting on their own and weren't paid to vent their anger against the United States over an inflammatory anti-Islam film...
  • The American Media Beclowned Themselves Yesterday

    09/13/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Red State ^ | September 13, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday, as the American consulate in Libya was smoking and the rioters were returning in Egypt, the President of the United States flew off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser while his spokesman was telling the American press corps that yesterday wasn’t really a normal political day. Had it been George W. Bush, the media would, right now, be marching on the White House with pitch forks and torches. Remember, on 9/11, as events were unfolding in Washington, the American media was crying for President Bush to return to Washington. They wanted Daddy at home in the White House where...
  • Anti-Muslim group, protesters face off outside Hillsborough school district offices

    09/12/2012 9:46:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 12, 2012 | Marlene Sokol
    TAMPA — A day of trying to keep a Muslim advocacy group out of Hillsborough County's public schools didn't go as planned. After a prayer vigil Tuesday morning, opponents of radical Islam and about 30 supporters gathered for a news conference outside the school district's downtown headquarters. They were met by an equally sized and equally vocal group of demonstrators who objected to their message. Carrying signs that said "Free Speech," "No Hate Today" and "I love angry white people," they shouted down the panel of speakers who had been invited by School Board candidate Terry Kemple, a conservative Christian...
  • US Embassy in Algiers warns of protests

    09/12/2012 5:07:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    AP ^ | September 12, 2012
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Algiers is warning Americans in the country to avoid non-essential travel amid calls for protests after an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. The embassy said in an emergency message to U.S. citizens that unspecified groups are using online social networks to organize demonstrations in front of the embassy Wednesday "to protest a range of issues."
  • State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama memoir (Huh??)

    10/25/2011 2:11:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-25-11 | Jim McElhatton
    The U.S. Department of State has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams from My Father” more than a decade after its release. The U.S. embassy in Egypt, for instance, spent $28,636 in August 2009 for copies of Mr. Obama’s bestselling 1995 memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed another order with the same book seller, Kalemat Arabia, for more than $9,000 for copies of the same book, federal purchasing records show. Around the same time, halfway around the world,...
  • Al Qaeda's East Africa chief Fazul Mohammed killed in Somalia

    06/11/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    The Long Wsar Journal ^ | 11 june 2011 | Bill Roggio
    Somali officials confirmed today that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, was killed at a Somali military checkpoint in Mogadishu earlier this week. Fazul is one of the most wanted terrorists in East Africa for his role in attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania as well as his role within Shabaab. Somalia's minister of information confirmed Fazul's death, according to The Associated Press. "We've compared the pictures of the body to his old pictures," he said. "They are the same. It is confirmed. He is the man and he is...
  • Live Thread of The Path to 911 (Part I) [8- 10:30 pm Eastern - ABC]

    09/10/2006 9:16:53 AM PDT · by mware · 3,509 replies · 123,627+ views
    Freepers evertwhere ^ | 09/10/06 | mware
    <p>I didn't hear if anyone was planning for a live thread of the film tonight. Just in case anyone wants to start early. Some in Australia already have seen part 1.</p>
  • Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones (100 megaton nuclear powered vomit bag warning alert)

    08/18/2006 10:51:48 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 41 replies · 1,367+ views
    monsters and critics dot com ^ | 8-18-06 | Laszlo Trankovits, proudly displaying his kneepads
    Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones By Laszlo Trankovits Aug 18, 2006, 12:20 GMT Washington - Bill Clinton is a master of self invention. Nearly every American knows the photograph of the star-struck 16- year-old youth, worshipfully shaking the hand of President John F Kennedy - symbolic of his teenage dream to live in the White House someday. Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular presidency, Clinton is still mining the suggestive power of photographs. His picture is everywhere - at the AIDS conference in Toronto with Bill Gates, in Southeast Asia with the elder President...
  • President Bush: Clinton Weakness Led to 9/11

    09/23/2005 8:58:32 AM PDT · by abletruth · 46 replies · 1,802+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 9/22/05 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 11:15 p.m. EDT President Bush: Clinton Weakness Led to 9/11 President Bush fired back at ex-president Clinton on Thursday, saying the weak U.S. response to terrorist attacks that took place mostly during the Clinton administration encouraged al Qaida to launch the 9/11 attacks. "The terrorists saw our response to the hostage crisis in Iran, the bombings in the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the first World Trade Center attack, the killing of American soldiers in Somalia, the destruction of two U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole," Bush noted, after getting an update...
  • January 2001 Memo Warned Bush of Al Qaeda Threat

    02/11/2005 8:42:28 AM PST · by pissant · 68 replies · 2,239+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/05 | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly released memo warned the White House at the start of the Bush administration that al Qaeda represented a threat throughout the Islamic world, a warning that critics said went unheeded by President Bush (news - web sites) until the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The memo dated Jan. 25, 2001 -- five days after Bush took office -- was an essential feature of last year's hearings into intelligence failures before the attacks on New York and Washington. A copy of the document was posted on the National Security Archive Web site on Thursday. The memo, from...
  • Jordan claims to foil bombing attacks on embassies, resorts and US targets

    07/08/2003 9:59:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 231+ views
    Jordan has arrested 11 suspected militants, including four Saudi nationals and a Syrian, who planned to bomb embassies, resorts and US targets. They were arrested prior to the war on Iraq. State Security Court prosecutor general, Colonel Mahmoud Obeidat said the suspectes were not connected to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. Quoted by Al Hayat newspaper on Tuesday, Obeidat said they decided to launch attacks on US targets as American forces were deployed in the region before the invasion to Iraq. Obeidat refused to disclose the sites planned to be targeted by the cell. Al Rai newspaper on Monday...