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  • Teen Suicide Pilot Might Have Targeted Air Force Base, FBI Reports

    06/19/2003 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 41 replies · 623+ views
    AP Breaking News ^ | June 19, 2003
    Newly released FBI documents say a 15-year-old boy who stole a plane and crashed it into a skyscraper might have originally targeted MacDill Air Force Base in his suicide mission. An FBI review of Charles Bishop's Internet activity showed the teen sought maps of the base and information about it. He also sent an e-mail to a classmate asking where Central Command was located on the base. Bishop died on Jan. 5, 2002, when he flew a Cessna stolen from a flight school into the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa. He left a note expressing sympathy for Osama...
  • Chicago-based Arab group faces fresh terrorism scrutiny (AAAN and Obama)

    11/01/2013 1:17:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    AAAN has long been tied to President Obama. In 2001 and 2002, the Woods Fund of Chicago, with Obama on its board, made grants totaling $75,000 to the AAAN—about a fifth of AAAN’s overall budget. Obama served in that role alongside Bill Ayers and received $6,000 a year from 1999-2002. AAAN’s founder Rashid Khalidi and his wife Mona hosted Obama in their home on at least one occasion. Obama praised Khalidi’s insights, which had been “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases.” Khalidi returned the compliment, telling a mostly Arab audience, that Obama is...
  • Corporate America Has Already Voted on Gay Marriage

    03/25/2013 2:56:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/25/2013 | John Harwood
    On Tuesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether gay couples have a constitutional right to marry. But major American corporations have already heard the arguments—and in their own way, decided it's OK. Beginning in 2002, a leading gay-rights group, the Human Rights Campaign, began systematically rating corporate America's commitment to gay rights. The effort was born in large part out of frustration with the political process.
  • BACKSTORY Billionaire George Soros says he didn't have insider knowledge in Societe Generale case

    01/09/2004 12:02:56 PM PST · by Liz · 40 replies · 911+ views
    AP Worldstream | 11/08/2002 | VERENA VON DERSCHAU
    BACKSTORY 11-08-2002 Dateline: PARIS American billionaire investor George Soros, on trial in a 14-year-old insider trading case, told a court Friday that he didn't have privileged information when he bought shares in French bank Societe Generale. Soros and two other businessmen are on trial at the Paris Criminal Court, accused of benefiting from insider knowledge when they bought the bank's stock in 1988 before a failed takeover that pushed up the price. "I have been in business all my life and I think I know what is insider trading and what isn't," said the president of Soros Fund Management, in...
  • How a Top Obama Crony Moved From Idaho To a $2 Million Washington Estate

    09/04/2015 9:56:31 PM PDT · by This_far · 8 replies
    theintercept.com ^ | Dec. 23 2014 | Ken Silverstein
    Long before Jim Messina became a trusted aide to President Barack Obama and one of the most powerful men in Washington, he was just a simple boy from Boise. Now, after working in politics for just over a decade, he lives in a lavish D.C. estate. How this happened is a classic Washington Cinderella story. Raised in Idaho by a single mother, Messina moved to Washington in 1995, in his mid-20s, to take a job as a legislative aide for Max Baucus, the conservative Democratic senator from Montana (now ambassador to China). Baucus supported George W. Bush-era personal and corporate...
  • New Evidence Cheney Swayed Reaction to Leak (Obama still hunting)

    07/03/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7-3-09 | R. Jefferey Smith
    A document filed in federal court this week by the Justice Department offers new evidence that former vice president Richard B. Cheney helped steer the Bush administration's public response to the disclosure of Valerie Plame Wilson's employment by the CIA and that he was at the center of many related administration deliberations. The administration's discussion of Wilson's link to the CIA was meant to undermine criticism by her husband of administration allegations that Iraq attempted to acquire uranium, a matter that her husband had probed for the CIA, according to testimony presented in a 2007 trial. *snip* He mentioned in...
  • Iraqi WMD Mystery Solved

    07/02/2009 9:10:32 AM PDT · by Strategy · 62 replies · 6,569+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | By Jamie Glazov
    It has been confirmed across the board that 18-wheelers were seen going into Syria before the war, crossing the border soon after Iraqi intelligence replaced the border guards and cleared nearby areas for their passage. There are also eyewitness reports of the trucks going into Syria, and eyewitness reports of their burial in Lebanon. The trucks with the weapons were tracked to three locations in Syria and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, currently controlled by the Syrians, Iranians, and Hezbollah. Sources I've spoken with that have seen satellite photos of the movements confirm that the WMD in Syria are at military bases,...
  • Islamist Training Camp in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:53:07 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 25 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 20th 2014 | Nik Rajkovic
    Newly declassified documents from the FBI show Brazoria County is home to an alleged Islamist training compound. Papers obtained by the Clarion Project reveal a camp near Sweeny known as “Mahmoudberg” -- one of 22 owned by the group Muslims of the Americas. Local residents have reported hearing gunfire, and police investigated a shooting involving MOA members in 2002. “Until authorities get some information that they're planning to engage in violence to carryout their ideas, there is nothing illegal about it,” says terror expert Jeffrey Addicott at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. However, MOA members in the past have...
  • IN URUGUAY, A WEIRD MONEY GAME INVITES U.S. BROKERS

    08/07/2002 12:54:31 PM PDT · by WoofDog123 · 7 replies · 611+ views
    american reporter ^ | 8/6/02 | mark scheinbaum
    IN URUGUAY, A WEIRD MONEY GAME INVITES U.S. BROKERS by Mark Scheinbaum American Reporter Correspondent August 7, 2002 LAKE WORTH, Fla., Aug. 7. 2002 -- I'm not an investment banker in Uruguay nor do I play one on television. But what if - just what if, I'm on to something here? I literally shook my head upon awakening at my usual 4 a.m. the other morning to check international markets, to clear the cobwebs and my ear drums when I heard that U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill was enroute to the capital of Uruguay with a $1.5 billion bailout check...
  • U.S. planning to keep corrupt Latin American officials out

    03/11/2002 1:17:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 391+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 10, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer: The Oppenheimer Report
    ''People will understand that we are serious about going after government corruption,'' he added. ``There is a very selfish reason for this: We end up paying for the bill when these people steal the money, because we have to provide aid, or accept the citizens as refugees or as migrants.'' The Bush administration says it is about to unveil a new weapon to help fight corruption in Latin America: a list of corrupt government officials from the region who will be denied entry visas to the United States. The anti-corruption drive is being led by Otto J. Reich, the...
  • Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes

    05/06/2006 12:10:34 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 211+ views
    Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes Estrada, Lacson named co-plotters vs President NEWARK, New Jersey—A Filipino-American intelligence analyst admitted Thursday that for five years he passed top secret information gleaned from White House and Federal Bureau of Investigation computers to conspirators he said were trying to overthrow President Macapagal-Arroyo. Leandro Aragoncillo, 47, a naturalized US citizen who was born in the Philippines, pleaded guilty to a four-count indictment. The conspirators used code words to refer to various people, including calling Ms Arroyo "The Penguin," Aragoncillo admitted. Aragoncillo, shackled at the feet and wearing green jail garb, himself did not...
  • Ex-Cheney aide gets 10 years in prison in spy case

    07/18/2007 11:04:07 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 1,314+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | July 18, 2007 | Edith Honan
    Excerpt - NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A former White House official who took top secret documents from U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's office and gave them to opposition figures in the Philippines was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison. Philippine-born Leandro Aragoncillo, a U.S. citizen and former Marine, pleaded guilty last year to taking the documents that included details on threats against U.S. government interests and military personnel in the Philippines. Aragoncillo worked on the security detail assigned to the vice president from 1999 to 2002, where he held a top security clearance. He later took a...
  • Attn. Media: ‘Low Life Scum’ Code Pink Allied with Terrorists, Obama and Democrats

    01/29/2015 3:49:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Sen. John McCain is right. Code Pink protesters are low-life scum as he called them Thursday morning when the group disrupted a Senate hearing to protest former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khamenei, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban. These are some of the terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism Code Pink has given political, financial and/or material aid to since the group’s founding in late 2002. All that time Code Pink has also worked with and funded the Democratic Party,...
  • U.S. deports Saudi director of Virginia Muslim charity

    12/13/2005 5:33:56 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 613+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2005 | Jerry Seper
    A Saudi national who served as director of the Virginia office of the Muslim World League (MWL) has been deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on immigration charges. ICE spokesman Dean Boyd said Abdullah Alnoshan, 44, of Falls Church, was returned to Saudi Arabia over the weekend. He was arrested in July by ICE and FBI agents assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. A criminal complaint charged Alnoshan with conspiring to commit immigration fraud by using fake employment documents to enter, exit and live in the United States. Alnoshan also was accused of seeking to deter...
  • Examples of omissions from Iraq declaration, according to U.S.

    12/20/2002 2:18:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 204+ views
    AP | 12/20/02
    Dec 20, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Examples of omissions from Iraq's declaration to the U.N. Security Council about its weapons arsenal, according to the U.S. State Department: Anthrax and Other Undeclared Biological Agents -A previous U.N. inspection commission concluded that Iraq did not verifiably account for, at a minimum, 2,160 kg (4,752 pounds) of growth media. -This material, still unaccounted for, is enough to produce 26,000 liters of anthrax - three times the amount Iraq declared; 1,200 liters of botulinum toxin; and 5,500 liters of clostridium perfrigens - 16 times the amount Iraq declared. --- Ballistic Missiles...
  • Iraq Official: Saddam Moved WMD to Syria

    01/26/2006 11:56:46 AM PST · by French_for_Bush · 138 replies · 9,408+ views
    <p>The former number two official in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force claims the former Iraqi dictator moved weapons of mass destruction from Iraq to Syria in the months preceding the current Iraq war.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda's Sakka: I Funded Istanbul Bombings (Some interesting info)

    02/17/2006 8:11:24 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 16 replies · 689+ views
    Zaman ^ | February 18 2006 | Busra Erdal
    Newly released police testimony of al-Qaeda member Louai Sakka found in case records has come the fore. In Sakka’s statements it is written that he is the one who provided two terrorists with a passport before they organized the September 11 attacks. Sakka's testimony also gives us some clues that Murat Yuce, the Turkish driver kidnapped in Iraq, was killed by a terrorist of Sakka's choice. There were also some Turkish people who took part in the execution of Yuce. The following was the structure of al-Qaeda, according to Sakka: Leader Osama bin Laden, His assistants: Mohammed Atef (Abu Hafs...
  • OSAMA'S FAVE WIFE ARRESTED IN YEMEN

    01/05/2002 11:39:34 PM PST · by kattracks · 164 replies · 1,002+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/06/02 | DAN KADISON
    <p>January 6, 2002 -- Osama bin Laden's favorite wife, her bodyguards and one of his babies were reportedly captured in Yemen yesterday, firming up investigators' suspicions the terror chief may be living there.</p> <p>Yemeni authorities arrested Amal Ahmed Al-Sadah, bin Laden's third wife, who sneaked out of Afghanistan with their infant daughter, Safia, The Sunday Express of Britain reported.</p>
  • Anti-War Web Site Boosts Democrats

    10/18/2002 3:11:15 PM PDT · by GeneD · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Filed at 5:50 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats who cast what some considered a politically risky vote -- opposing the resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq -- are getting a financial reward for their troubles. MoveOnPAC.org, an Internet site, raised more than $1 million this week for four members of Congress that the group calls ``heroes.'' The biggest recipient is Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., who hauled in nearly $600,000 after the MoveOn Web site started soliciting donations on Monday, said Wes Boyd, who co-founded the San Francisco-based site and serves as treasurer of its political action committee. Democratic...
  • This woman may be biggest opposition to Erdogan

    05/27/2016 5:11:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sukru Kucuksahin
    After weeks of uncertainty and foot-dragging, the Appeals Court this week made a critical ruling, setting the stage for a potential shakeup in Turkish politics that may block President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive for an executive presidency. The court gave the green light for the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) to hold a convention requested by in-house dissidents seeking to remake the party, whose erosion in recent years has played directly into Erdogan’s hands. Leading the dissidents is Meral Aksener, a rare female heavyweight on Turkey’s political scene, whose fortunes may now change not only the MHP’s but also Turkey’s course.