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  • Iran - CIA 'gave bomb plan to Tehran' (Clinton Legacy - Nuclear weapons)

    01/04/2006 3:36:46 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 4,812+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | January 5, 2005
    VIENNA: The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, may have handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran. State of War by James Risen, the New York Times reporter who exposed the Bush administration's controversial domestic spying operation, claims the plans contained fatal flaws designed to derail Tehran's nuclear drive. But the deliberate errors were so rudimentary they would have been easily fixed by sophisticated Russian nuclear scientists, the book said. The operation, which took place during the Clinton administration in early 2000, was codenamed Operation Merlin and "may have been one of the most reckless operations in...
  • Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print

    02/10/2008 5:07:57 AM PST · by ThePythonicCow · 1 replies · 139+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Feb 2008 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print Why have federal prosecutors subpoenaed a New York Times reporter?by Gabriel Schoenfeld 02/18/2008, Volume 013, Issue 22 Investigations of national-security leaks in Washington are not all that rare. But until Judith Miller of the New York Times was sent to jail for 85 days by a special prosecutor digging into the Valerie Plame imbroglio, investigations of such leaks in which journalists are subpoenaed were about as common as unicorns wandering the National Mall. We now have another such unicorn. On January 24, a federal grand jury in Alexandria issued a subpoena to...
  • John Kerry Stays In Vienna In Bid To Hammer Out Iran Nuclear Deal

    11/21/2014 5:10:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 21, 2014 | Julian Borger
    John Kerry Stays In Vienna In Bid To Hammer Out Iran Nuclear Deal Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif also cancels flights Four days of negotiations had failed to bring breakthrough US secretary of state John Kerry leaves a meeting in Vienna on Friday. Julian Borger 21 November 2014 The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, cancelled flights on Friday and held unscheduled late-night talks in an attempt to break the deadlock on Iran’s nuclear program. Zarif had planned to fly back to Iran from Vienna to consult leaders in Tehran on the next...
  • John Kerry arrives for Iran nuclear talks in Vienna (4 days to deadline)

    11/20/2014 10:48:07 AM PST · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 20 November 2014 11.32 EST | Julian Borger
    The US secretary of state, John Kerry, arrived at nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna on Thursday, insisting negotiators were focused on reaching agreement by the Monday deadline. Kerry was responding to remarks on Wednesday by his British counterpart, Philip Hammond, who suggested that the deadline would have to be extended. “We are not discussing an extension. We are negotiating to have an agreement. It’s that simple,” Kerry said in Paris before boarding the flight to Vienna. “I know that secretary Hammond is concerned about the gaps. We all are. Both sides are taking this process seriously and both sides...
  • September 11th Battles of Malta-1565; Vienna-1683; Zenta-1697; and attack on WTC/Pentagon

    09/20/2014 7:09:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | September 11, 2014 | William Federer
    In 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, with intentions of not only taking Sicily, Sardinia, Majorca, and southern Spain, but Rome itself. The only thing standing in his way was the small rocky island of Malta just south of Sicily, defended by the Knights of Malta. In March of 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sent Algerian Admiral Dragut to Malta with 200 ships and 40,000 Muslim soldiers, including 6,500 elite Janissary troops. .... Queen Elizabeth I of England is said to have remarked: "If the Turks should prevail against the Isle of Malta, it is uncertain what further...
  • A Blogger Found Secret U.S. Justice Department Documents in a Dumpster in Austria

    09/09/2014 4:18:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 9-9-14 | Kaveh Waddell
    A former U.S. ambassador is being investigated for laundering, according to papers found in a garbage container in Vienna. Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, is being investigated for money laundering, and several of his wife's bank accounts have been frozen in connection with the probe. The Justice Department investigation only became public on Sunday, when a blogger found relevant documents in a garbage container used by a state prosecutor's office in Vienna and posted them online. A day later, Austrian magazine Profil reported on the case.
  • Day of the Siege, the movie - Islam at the Gates of Vienna, 9/11/1683

    In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.
  • Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine (NYT issuing a retraction?

    04/24/2014 12:36:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | Michael R. Gordon and Andrew E. Kramer
    A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States cited as evidence of Russian involvement, has come under scrutiny. The photographs were submitted by Ukraine last week to the Organization for Security and Cooperation, an organization in Vienna that has been monitoring the situation in Ukraine. Some of the photographs were also provided by American officials to Secretary of State John Kerry so he could show them when he met in Geneva last Thursday with his counterparts from the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine....
  • Mexico Trying to Stop Texas from Executing Illegal Alien Cop Killer — With John Kerry’s Help

    01/21/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 29 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    Twisted Trio: Mexico, the U.N., and John Kerry are working to save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John Urban | Top Right NewsMexico's government is trying to block the execution of a convicted cop killer in Texas this week, arguing that it would violate international law. And our very own Secretary of State John Kerry is working with them -- and the United Nations -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien murderer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston...
  • John Kerry Working with the U.N. to Stop Execution of Illegal Alien Cop Killer in Texas

    12/17/2013 7:26:38 PM PST · by montag813 · 77 replies
    Top Right Wordpress News ^ | 12-17-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Perennial traitor John Kerry's new mission: save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John UrbanTop Right NewsWhen John Kerry isn't busy trying to help Iran obtain nuclear weapons or stabbing Israel in the back, he is doing the bidding of the United Nations -- and Mexico -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien cop-killer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston police officer Guy Gaddis. Tamayo was arrested by Gaddis outside a nightclub in 1994 for robbery. While...
  • 12 Sept 1683: The Battle of Vienna continues

    09/12/2013 6:22:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/12/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire were at war.  Vienna had been under siege for months.  On 11 September a coalition of Christian forces, a Holy League blessed by Bl. Pope Innocent XI, arrived with Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland, to lift the siege.When he saw that the Turks were about to breach the walls of the city, Sobieski attacked earlier than he had intended.On 12 September at 4 am the battle was closed.   Sobieski had called on the protection of Our Lady of Czestochowa before the battle.He sent his forces of 81,000 against the Turks’ 130,000. ...
  • Snowden Search: Bolivia Irate over Forced Landing

    07/03/2013 4:29:50 PM PDT · by LucyT · 58 replies
    Der Spiegel International ^ | July 3, 2013 | Staff
    Bolivia is furious that a plane carrying President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna on Tuesday night after false rumors circulated that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board. The country has called it a "direct attack" on the leader. Bolivian President Evo Morales hadn't intended to spend Tuesday night enjoying the comforts of the VIP lounge in Vienna's international airport.
  • (Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)

    06/28/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,089 replies
    CBS News ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013
    Egyptian security and medical officials say an American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi. Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital. SNIP Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday...
  • Vienna School Bans Teaching About Gates of Vienna to Avoid Offending Muslims

    06/04/2013 10:28:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    FRONT PAGE MAG. ^ | June 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    One day, if this goes on, schools will no longer be allowed to teach about September 11, just as many European schools are not allowed to teach about the Holocaust, to avoid offending Muslims. Between the blasphemy/incitement laws and the voluntary censorship, a bubble of historical ignorance is being created and maintained in the hopes that this will prevent acts of Muslim terror and avoid exposing the failure of Muslim integration into multiculturalism.
  • Russian Meteor Fallout: Boosting Asteroid Search May Not Help, Scientist Says

    04/10/2013 5:31:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | 09 April 2013 Time: 11:23 AM ET | Miriam Kramer,
    Spending more money on asteroid and meteor detection techniques won't necessarily make the planet safer, according to a planetary scientist. Alexander Deutsch, a professor of planetology at the University of Münster in Germany, explained that the relatively small meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February would not have been detected using technologies available around the world today. "The problem is that even if they use more of these highly sophisticated observatories, they will not find very small projectiles, but on the other hand, the small projectiles are not very dangerous, and the opinion is that the larger ones or...
  • AMAZING WIENER Shotgun Load! (Video)

    03/06/2013 1:21:16 PM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 1-16-2013 | taofledermaus
    For this experiment, we froze Vienna Sausages using dry ice to see if we could shoot them from a shotgun. Using Federal Multipurpose (birdshot) loads, we cut off the crimps, and inserted the frozen wieners in the shell, starting out with small pieces and ending up shooting the whole thing. The results are unexpected and scary.
  • Obama Provides Chevy Volts For War-Torn Vienna, Nothing For Benghazi

    10/13/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Priorities: While our consulate in Benghazi was guarded by unarmed Libyan contractors making $4 an hour, our embassy in Vienna received an expensive charging station for its new electric cars to help fight climate change. Even MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell says Vice President Joe Biden lied during Thursday's debate when he said twice that no one in the Obama administration knew that requests for extra security had been made by our Libyan ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and other members of our consulate in Benghazi. The State Department knew "in real time," as Mitchell put it in her post-debate analysis, that requests had...
  • Chevy Volts For War-Torn Vienna, Nothing For Benghazi

    10/12/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 47 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 12, 2012
    Priorities: While our consulate in Benghazi was guarded by unarmed Libyan contractors making $4 an hour, our embassy in Vienna received an expensive charging station for its new electric cars to help fight climate change. Even MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell says Vice President Joe Biden lied during Thursday's debate when he said twice that no one in the Obama administration knew that requests for extra security had been made by our Libyan ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and other members of our consulate in Benghazi. The State Department knew "in real time," as Mitchell put it in her post-debate analysis, that requests had...
  • Crusader friar of Habsburg Austria [Battle of Vienna, Sept. 11, 1683

    10/25/2009 9:29:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies · 978+ views ^ | 2003 | James Bogle
    Crusader friar of Habsburg Austria London barrister and historian James Bogle discusses here the life and times of a great Catholic: Blessed Mark of Aviano (Marco d’Aviano in the original Italian), who deserves to be much better known in the English-speaking world.    On 27 April 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Rev Fr Mark of Aviano OFMCap (1631-99). The ceremony occurred without any world-wide protest from Muslims, and certainly nothing of the sort that accompanied the considerably more innocuous recent commentary of Pope Benedict XVI at Regensburg.Mark of Aviano was a Capuchin friar, born Carlo Domenico, in Aviano in...
  • Iran Charges IAEA 'Spying' for West

    06/06/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/6/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Iran accused the United Nations nuclear watchdog of spying and vowed never to suspend uranium enrichment on Monday, Bloomberg reported. The move cast doubt on whether a deal between Tehran and the P5+1 allowing wider atomic inspections is possible. Tehran's IAEA envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh in Vienna said “Iran will resist to the end” and “will not permit our national security to be jeopardized” by International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors working for Western intelligence agencies. Soltanieh added, “Iran will never suspend its enrichment activities." His comments came as the agency’s 35-member board of governors concluded its quarterly review of the...
  • Dalai Lama attends Pentecost Mass of Cardinal in Vienna

    05/28/2012 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 15 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 28 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Report and pictures of the Dalai Lama robed and in choir.
  • Monstrance given as prize for the best dressed at Vienna AIDs Benefit Ball

    05/28/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 28 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Video and report
  • Global Caliphate Conference Planned for Austria Next Month

    02/24/2012 4:02:43 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 21, 2012 | Sharona Schwartz
    “The relentless decline of Capitalism has begun. The time has come to fight against poverty. Time to obliterate the injustices. Time for the correct system.” So declares a video promoting the global “Caliphate Conference 2012” next month in Austria, suggesting the “correct system” is an international Islamic-based one replacing capitalism, which the video blames for catastrophe, civil war, and never-ending poverty. Organized by the fundamentalist Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, the conference will take place on March 10th south of Vienna. ... a similar conference scheduled for March 4th in Belgium was cancelled after local opposition. The Blaze reported on the...
  • 'Far-right' Vienna ball condemned on Holocaust Day Marine le Pen to attend

    01/28/2012 12:12:54 PM PST · by Cincinna · 13 replies
    BBC UK ^ | January 27 2012 | staff
    'Far-right' Vienna ball condemned on Holocaust Day Protesters voiced their outrage over the timing of the ball Continue reading the main story Related Stories Hitler's hometown revokes honour Vienna to honour WWII deserters Austria still haunted by Nazi past Protesters in Austria marking Holocaust Remembrance Day have condemned organisers of a ball which was expected to be attended by far-right leaders. Greens' Party head Eva Glavischnig said guests at Vienna's WKR event would be "dancing on the graves of Auschwitz" - a reference to the Nazi death camp. But the organisers rejected the accusations, saying the ball was always held...
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Abortion Clinic Escorts in Austria, Sexually Abuse Praying Pro-Life Activists

    12/01/2007 5:06:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 56 replies · 249+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 30, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    I am horrified that this is possible in Austria" says local Bishop after Viewing Video VIENNA, Austria, November 30, 2007 ( - Video footage of abortion clinic escorts in the employ of Vienna abortionist Dr. Christian Fiala are so offensive that a local Bishop was stunned and is convinced that the case must be brought to state authorities. In the video, Dr. Fiala's staff can be clearly seen sexually abusing, humiliating and using grotesque intimidation tactics on pro-life activists who pray silently outside the abortuary. The video shows abortion clinic escorts grabbing the genitals of male pro-life activists, undoing pant...
  • VIDEO: Annual Muslim ceremony in Vienna (WARNING: Very Graphic)

    04/05/2011 3:25:55 PM PDT · by Creme Brulee · 16 replies
    The Peter Boyles Show ^ | April 5, 2011 | Unknown
    Warning: the video contains scenes which include blood, viewer discretion is advised. Video
  • Vienna's Pastoral Office in the Hands of Left Feminist

    12/08/2010 9:17:56 PM PST · by 0beron · 2+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/08/2010 | Tancred
    The old Liberal Cardinal of Vienna is promoting an old Liberal Church functionary, who is associated with the anti-Church group "We Are Church". The anti-Catholic media bosses will praise her. (, Wien)Today on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna has made some of his personal decisions known. The old Liberal Vienna Regent, Secular Priest Nikolaus Krasa will be the new General Vicar. Fr. Krasa is a passionate mountain climber. [sounds dangerous]
  • 'Pro-Life' - Activist Frank Pavone: Tea-Party is the 'Home' of Defending Life

    11/18/2010 10:45:50 PM PST · by 0beron · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/19/2010 | Tancred
    Famous Pro-Life Priest in a press conference in Vienna: the principle goal of the movement remains in any case, is to make abortion legally unallowable. Vienna ( An insight in the engagement of the US-American "Pro-Life" - movement was given by activist and President of "Priests for Life" - initiative, Frank Pavone this Thursday in Vienna. The principle goal of the movement remains in any case, to make abortion legally unallowable, said Pavone during an encounter with a journalist. The movement also has in any case to raise consciousness in the population: "We want to make abortion unthinkable." He could...
  • Vienna's Cathedral Rector: The Tender Rosary Prayers Are Dying Out

    10/31/2010 9:49:21 PM PDT · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/31/2010 | Tancred
    There's a commotion in the Archdiocese of Vienna around Toni Faber: "We are really are closely bound to Rome, but we must go our independent way. Some representatives of the Vatican live in a kind of denial of reality" an "Celibacy may soon be an obsolete model" Vienna [] A Commotion around the Vienna Cathedral Rector Toni Faber. In a recent interview with the "Courier" he answered questions put to him about reform in the Church: "We are really closely bound to Rome, but we must go our independent way. Some respresentatives of the Vatican live in a certain denial...
  • Vienna: 500 Poles Object to Having their Church Given to Serbs

    10/23/2010 11:15:02 PM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/23/2010 | Tancred
    The Archdiocese of Vienna would like to give a church to the Serbian-Orthodox Community of Vienna. Now the blossoming Catholic Polish Community of the Parish is circulating a petition -- and a demonstration is also possible. Vienna [] In the Archdiocese of Vienna there is upset over the planned giving of a church in the Parish of Neulerchenfeld to the Serbian Orthodox Community as reported by "Krone". The Parish has been for years the establishment of a Polish Community, which has grown considerably and are now opposing the handing over of their church. The Polish Community is in contrast to...
  • Cardinal Schönborn Would like "Structural Reform" in the Church

    10/15/2010 7:47:03 PM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/15/2010 | Tancred
    Vienna's Archbishop at the Diocesean Meeting: Perhaps in the last years we have been too afraid to accept new forms of cooperation in promotion and management of the direction of communities. Community direction by the laity -- New: Now with POLL! [There's an internet probably can't vote on whether or not the Church should allow birth cotrol or not, yet... Editor: Go down and vote on the poll if you want. The question is: What do you say about the ideas of Cardinal Schoenborn? Yes, I think they're good. I don't care NO, I don't find them so grand!...
  • Some OPEC Members Push for $100 a Barrel Oil (Warns of the consequences of a Dollar devaluation)

    10/15/2010 9:50:01 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 7 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 10/15/2010 | Hugh Collins
    Some OPEC members want oil prices to rise to $100 a barrel to offset the decline in the dollar. The value of the dollar, which has slipped 13% since June against major world currencies, means that the "real price" of oil is about $20 less than current levels, Venezuela's Energy and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said after Thursday's OPEC meeting in Vienna. OPEC, which accounts for 40% of global crude output, left targets unchanged and called for stronger adherence to production quotas, Bloomberg News said. "They're concerned about the dollar because as the dollar weakens, prices go up," Nordine Ait-Laoussine,...
  • Vienna Archdicoese: Gives Platform to Pro-Homosexual Jesuit

    10/01/2010 11:56:00 AM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/01/2010 | Tancred
    The "in good standing", not uncontroversial Jesuit priest in the periphery of "Apostle History 2010" gets an open mike - Mertes described Pope Benedict as "hard of hearing" and said that the Church suffers from homophobia.Wien ( The "in good standing", but not uncontroversial Jesuit Klaus Mertes will receive an open mike in the last days of the event organized by the Archdiocese of Vienna 'Apostelgeschichte 2010" (Apostle History 2010) and intends to hold his impulsive lecture on the theme "But you will receive the power of the Holy Ghost". Mertes has been increasingly concerned over the media's revelations in...
  • Viennese Cardinal Capitulated to the Comrades

    09/21/2010 8:16:26 PM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/21/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: a beautiful chapel at an elder home where Holy Mass is said every day for the last fifty years, with murals by artist, Sepp Zöchling, is being threatened with destruction by the Community of Vienna. The desire of the Vienna Blood-Burgermeister is the Head Shepherd's Command. He doesn't want to spoil it with his powerful comrades, not at any price. [] The Archdiocese of Vienna will withdraw its complain against the threatened demolition of the Chapel in the Vienna Resthome Baumgarten, according to ''. Officially the responsibility for the scandalous decision goes to the low-profile Vienese Auxiliary Bishop Franz...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • Iran trading firm under investigation after director killed

    08/01/2010 5:02:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Telegraph, UK ^ | Aug 1, 2010
    An Iranian trading firm with close links to the country’s revolutionary guards is under investigation in Austria after a director of the company was killed in a dispute over its future. Baghaollah Vossough, a former Tehran University lecturer, was killed last week at the offices of Cerag International, a company that has supplied Iran’s oil industry with equipment for years. A convicted fraudster and drug dealer, named only as Samad A, has been arrested for carrying out the gangland-style killing, which has brought Vienna’s shadowy world of Iranian middlemen into the spotlight. Viennese police are treating the investigation as a...
  • Vienna swimmers drink 5,000 litres pool water a day ("STOP IT!")

    07/14/2010 11:06:13 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 40 replies
    Austrian Independent ^ | 12. 07. 10. - 11:00 | no byline
    Bathers at Vienna’s 18 public pools swallow 5,000 litres of water, according to new research. City officials said today (Mon) around 5,000 of the 31 million litres the pools are filled with were "lost" as swimmers accidentally guzzle them. Authorities said they did not consider taking action about it despite the daily amount of "lost" chlorine water being worth around 15 Euros. Some media claimed last summer Vienna officials considered banning guests at public swimming pools from wearing baggy Bermudas as they take around 2.5 litres of water with them every time they get out of the pool after a...
  • DOJ: 10 alleged Russian intel officers arrested

    06/28/2010 1:14:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 167 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — Ten Russian intelligence officers have been arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday.</p>
  • Cardinal Schonborn Said WHAAAT??? [Catholic Caucus]

    05/11/2010 3:14:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 647+ views
    NC Register ^ | May 11, 2010 | Jimmy Akin
    The Internet has been abuzz with reports that Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, Austria has made some rather unusual statements. The one that has been getting the biggest headlines is that he criticized (explicitly or implicitly, accounts seem to differ) Cardinal Angelo Sodano, accusing him of blocking an investigation of Viennese Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer in the 1990s, when then-Cardinal Ratzinger wanted to initiate an investigation regarding allegations that Groer had committed sexual abuse. The investigation wasn’t held, but Groer was soon replaced as the cardinal archbishop of Vienna by Schonborn himself. (Read about Groer here.) He’s also allegedly said...
  • Colonel tells of lavish shopping for N Korea dictators

    03/08/2010 2:01:56 AM PST · by darkside321 · 11 replies · 96+ views
    A former North Korean colonel, Kim Jong-ryul, has described how he spent two decades shopping in Europe for the dictatorship in Pyongyang. His story is the subject of a new book published in Austria, where the colonel says he has lived under cover since his defection in 1994. Colonel Kim Jong-ryul says he spent 20 years doing business in Europe for the North Korean regime. His story is told in a new book, At the Dictator's Service. In the book, he says Vienna was one of his regular destinations - the hub for his shopping sprees. He says he bought...
  • Katie Price is the belle of the ball in her Disney-esque gown as she attends Vienna Opera Ball

    02/12/2010 10:48:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2010 | Staff
    As the biggest night in Austria's social calendar, the annual Vienna Opera Ball draws royalty and aristocrats from around the continent to Austria's capital. So when Katie Price waltzed into the Vienna State Opera House last night, the elite in attendance could have been forgiven for wondering just how a glamour model scored an invite to such a prestigious event. Wearing a baby blue strapless ballgown and dripping with diamonds, Jordan lived out her princess fantasies as she arrived as the guests of Austrian entrepreneurs Irene and Alexander Mayer.
  • Oscar-winning US filmmaker Oliver Stone says Adolf Hitler was 'enabled by Western bankers'

    01/26/2010 9:26:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,700+ views
    The Canadian Press / Google News ^ | January 25, 2010 | Michael Casey
    BANGKOK, Thailand — Adolf Hitler was a psychopath and a monster but rose to power thanks to big business leaders and other supporters who appreciated his vow to destroy communism and control workers, Hollywood filmmaker Oliver Stone said Monday. Stone, who is working on a 10-part documentary on the 20th century titled "The Secret History of the United States," said the German dictator was "enabled by Western bankers" and managed to "seduce" Germany's military industrial complex. "Hitler is a monster. There is no question. I have no empathy for Hitler at all. He was a crazy psychopath," Stone told reporters...
  • "Siege of the Moles" / How a Christian Serb helped save Vienna

    01/09/2010 5:07:41 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies · 747+ views
    Military History ^ | October 2001 | John Godwin
    The high tide of Ottoman expansion to the west saw the Turks burrowing underground in an attempt to take Vienna. They had swept down from the steppes of Turkestan in Central Asia, calling themselves the Ottoman Turks. And during that chill, rainy summer of 1529, they represented the gravest peril Europe had faced in a thousand years, worse even than Attila’s Huns in the 5th century. Attila’s hordes had been barbarian primitives - these new invaders were more advanced and sophisticated than the Western nations in many dangerous ways, particularly in the military sphere. Named after their first sultan, Osman,...
  • Iran, Russia, US Start Nuclear Meeting (Iran shows its cards)

    10/21/2009 12:41:54 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 5 replies · 557+ views
    IRIB News Agency ^ | 10/19/2009 6:53:39 PM | staff
    Iran, Russia and America met in Vienna under the supervision of the IAEA.The meeting is to discuss the shipment of nuclear fuel with about %20 of enrichment to Tehran's research reactor which produces radioactive medicine for hospitals.IRI's representative in the IAEA Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh is leading Iran's delegation. IAEA's director-general Mohammad Elbaradei is also attending the meeting.The Islamic Republic of Iran demands that up to %5 of enrichment for Tehran's research reactor to be done in Iran and then be sent to Russia, France or America for more enrichment.
  • Nuclear Expert Killed By 120ft Stairwell Fall

    10/23/2009 8:28:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 73 replies · 3,062+ views
    Sky News ^ | 10/22/09 | Graham Fitzgerald
    A British nuclear expert has fallen to his death from the 17th floor of the United Nations offices in Vienna. The 47-year-old man died after falling more than 120ft to the bottom of a stairwell. He has not been named. He worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, an international agency charged with uncovering illicit nuclear tests. A UN spokesman in the Austrian capital said there were no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the man's death. Police said no other person was believed to have been involved. No suicide note has been found. Four months ago another UN worker also believed to...
  • Quebec court finds man guilty of bomb plot in Germany, Austria

    10/01/2009 12:57:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies · 746+ views
    AFP/Google ^ | Oct 1, 2009 | AFP
    Namouh was arrested in September 2007 for engaging in more than 1,000 online conversations and producing videos praising violent attacks on US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as helping distribute ransom demands for kidnappers of a British journalist in Gaza. In online postings, he also touted his explosives expertise and threatened future attacks in Germany and Austria because of their military roles in Afghanistan. According to prosecutors, Namouh was a member of the Global Islamic Media Front, which is said to be involved in propaganda and jihad recruitment for Al-Qaeda. He faces possible life in prison.
  • World's 10 Best Places To Live [Forbes Magazine Slide Show]

    05/15/2009 11:34:08 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 78 replies · 3,011+ views
    (1) Vienna (2) Zurich (3) Geneva (4) Vancouver and Auckland (tie) (6) Dusseldorf (7) Munich (8) Frankfurt (9) Bern (10) Sydney
  • Islamist Will Kick Off Campaign In "Vienna"-Virginia

    04/15/2009 7:45:57 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 2 replies · 255+ views
    Esam Omeish, former president of the Muslim American Society, which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group, is kicking off his campaign for a seat in the Virginia General Assembly. The 35th district of Va. The kick off for his campaign will be held at a firehouse in "Vienna", Virginia. It was not that long ago that Omeish tendered his resignation from the Virginia Commision On Immigration, after being caught on tape telling a crowd of Muslim activists in DC that "...jihad is the way..." Wake up northern Virginia!
  • Vienna, one of the spy capitals of the world(rampant hits by foreign agents)

    02/22/2009 2:38:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 635+ views
    AFP ^ | 02/20/09 | Philippe Schwab
    Vienna, one of the spy capitals of the world by Philippe Schwab Fri Feb 20, 9:06 pm ET VIENNA (AFP) – Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, Vienna remains a spy haven, swarming with foreign agents who think nothing of killing in broad daylight, while the Austrian authorities turn a blind eye, experts say. Vienna formed the backdrop to Orson Welles's legendary spy thriller "The Third Man" in 1949, but even today it remains a hive of secret service activity. "Austria is still a favourite place for agents. They're frequently known to the authorities, but rarely hindered....
  • World's largest gigapixel picture.

    12/29/2008 3:11:37 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 14 replies · 3,157+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 12/29/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Well worth viewing. How did they do that?