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  • No WMD Stockpiles in Iraq? Not Exactly ...

    10/08/2004 4:00:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 2,445+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 10/08/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Is it really true that Saddam Hussein had no "stockpiles" of weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invaded in March 2003? Not exactly - at least not if one counts the 500 tons of uranium that the Iraqi dictator kept stored at his al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons development plant. The press hasn't made much of Saddam's 500-ton uranium stockpile, downplaying the story to such an extent that most Americans aren't even aware of it. But it's been reported - albeit in a by-the-way fashion - by the New York Times and a handful of other media outlets. And one...
  • Mystery of the missing Europa geysers: Disappearance of water vapour jets from Jupiter's moon...

    09/06/2014 10:04:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 14:48 EST, 5 September 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan for
    Dr Kurt Retherford of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio told Space.com that he thought this was unlikely. ‘The best explanation still is plumes for that [December 2013] dataset, no doubt about it,’ he said. Another suggestion is that the plumes may be too small to see; indeed, even Cassini has struggled to spot vapour associated with the plumes being expelled into space. The previous evidence for the jets had come in the form of water vapour spotted by Hubble above Europa. Although several explanations were offered, Nasa was pretty sure this vapour was due to erupting plumes on...
  • MSNBC Anchor: Israel Responsible For Deaths Equal To "One-Hundred 9/11's" In Gaza

    08/06/2014 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    MSNBC being left-wing is nothing new. But it is beyond the pale for an MSNBC anchor to say that Israel's war of self defense against terrorists (who use children and civilians as human shields) has resulted in Israel being responsible for deaths equal to "one hundred 9/11s."
  • 2014 is not 2001

    06/24/2014 6:12:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2014 | William Hawkins
    Over the weekend, prominent lawmakers hyped the case for military action against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) by arguing that if the radical Sunni insurgent group establishes itself in Iraq and/or Syria it will launch new terrorist attacks on American soil like al-Qaeda did from Afghanistan. On CBS's "Face the Nation" Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claimed, "The seeds of 9/11s are being planted all over Iraq and Syria... They want an Islamic caliphate that runs through Syria and Iraq... and they plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home." On "Fox News...
  • Supreme Court Allows Detainee Transfer

    08/10/2007 12:52:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 795+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/10/7 | MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Friday it would not prevent the U.S. from transferring an Algerian army veteran from Guantanamo Bay to his home country. Ahmed Bel Bacha, who has been held at Guantanamo for five years, has argued he would be tortured if turned over to Algerian officials. One of at least two dozen detainees who have expressed fear of abuse if sent home, Bel Bacha asked the court not to let the U.S. send him back to Algeria. In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court denied his request.
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    AL-MONITOR.com ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg Arrested by Terror Police

    02/26/2014 4:09:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 25 February 2014 Last updated at 12:48 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people who have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police have said. Mr Begg, 45, who was held by the US authorities for almost three years, was arrested earlier with two other men and a woman in the West Midlands. He was detained on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas." SNIPPET: "Mr Begg was arrested in Hall Green in Birmingham. The other people arrested - a 36-year-old man from Shirley, a 44-year-old woman and her son, 20, both from Sparkhill - are being...
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • DIA fears Cuban mole aided Russia, China

    01/31/2003 11:07:02 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 13 replies · 659+ views
    washtimes ^ | 2/1/2003 | Bill Gertz
    <p>DIA senior intelligence analyst Ana Belen Montes originally came under suspicion of being a spy for Cuba's communist government in 1994. However, DIA and FBI counterspies could not prove she was engaging in espionage and Montes continued passing secrets to Havana until she was discovered in late 1999.</p>
  • Terry McAuliffe in 2001: Bush’s election killed my dad (This 'Bush's Fault' tops it all)

    05/30/2013 2:03:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/30/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Classy, eh? Andrew Kaczynski discovered this lovely eulogy from C-SPAN’s archives in which the man who wants to run Virginia said that his 83-year-old father couldn’t handle seeing a Republican President: Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, once blamed his father’s death on President George W. Bush’s election in 2000.In a May 2001 interview with C-SPAN, titled the “Life and Career of Terry McAuliffe,” the former Democratic National Committee chairman says one of the “reasons” his father, Jack, died was “he could not go into a new year knowing that a Republican was actually moving into the...
  • Inside Iraqi Corruption

    03/29/2005 4:35:34 PM PST · by Softwar · 460+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/29/05 | Charles R. Smith
    Inside Iraqi Corruption Charles R. Smith Tuesday, March 29, 2005 John A. Shaw is a curious example of Washington politics gone mad. Shaw is a veteran government employee who served inside the White House under Presidents Ford, Nixon and Reagan and was an associate deputy secretary in the Department of Commerce. In 2001, Shaw was appointed by Bush Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to head the newly formed Office of International Technology Security. In this post, Shaw began the difficult task of reforming government controls over the export of sensitive technology to foreign countries. In 2003, Shaw began investigating allegations of...
  • Saddam bribed China with oil deals, CIA finds

    10/12/2004 2:22:45 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 276+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2004 | By Bill Gertz
    China illegally supplied Saddam Hussein's regime with missile technology and other weaponry and was a major beneficiary of the U.N. oil-for-food program, according to a CIA report. The report by the Iraq Survey Group also stated that China, along with France and Russia, was bribed by Saddam with oil sales and weapons deals into working to end U.N. sanctions. One sale took place in 2001 and involved an intelligence officer in Beijing, Abd al-Wahab, who bought 10 to 20 gyroscopes and 20 accelerometers from a Chinese firm that was not identified by name. The equipment was to be used in...
  • 9/11 plane's landing gear found wedged 'by Ground Zero Mosque'

    04/26/2013 7:09:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 27, 2013
    A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between the infamous "Ground Zero Mosque" and another New York building. The part includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said. The twisted, rusted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. The piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting a lower Manhattan Islamic community centre on behalf of the building's owner. The spokesman said the inspectors...
  • Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud

    07/16/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | July 14, 2009 | n/a
    Former Ptech Officer Arrested for SBA Loan Fraud Indictment Unsealed Charges Former Ptech President with Dealing in Assets of Specially Designated Global Terrorist BOSTON—A former resident of Somerville, Mass. who has been living in South Korea was arrested today after arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. An indictment, originally returned on March 1, 2007, was unsealed today charging Buford George Peterson and Oussama Abdul Ziade, both former officers of Ptech, Inc., a computer software company that was principally located in Quincy, Mass., with making false statements to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in connection with a...
  • Al Qaeda Operative Indicted

    03/21/2013 2:56:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | March 20, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Harun, described as “a prototype al Qaeda operative,” was “arrested by Italian authorities on board a refugee ship and was indicted by the United States in February 2012. Italy extradited him to the United States on Oct. 4, 2012,” the Hill reported. Harun could face life in prison if convicted."
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • Report: Cuomo contributor had mob ties

    08/15/2002 5:31:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies · 322+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Thursday, August 15, 2002
    <p>ALBANY -- Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Cuomo last year accepted $44,500 in campaign contributions from a movie producer accused of being a mob associate, according to a published report.</p> <p>Julius Nasso, producer of several Steven Seagal action films, his brother Vincent and their businesses wrote 11 checks to Cuomo's campaign, the New York Daily News reported in its Wednesday's editions.</p>
  • 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...
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

    07/09/2010 9:23:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 A former congressman pleaded guilty Wednesday to serving as an unregistered agent in Washington for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that the federal government said had ties to international terrorism. It was an odd outcome for Mark D. Siljander, who said he wanted to help bridge the gulf between Muslims and Christians. A Republican who attained one of Michigan's congressional seats from 1981 to 1987 with assistance from the Moral Majority, Siljander was outspoken about conservative social issues. Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift...
  • An American Born Shaheed (Martyr), Abu Adam Jibreel

    01/16/2012 12:38:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    ALBALAGH.net ^ | POSTED: 26 SAFAR 1422, 20 MAY 2001 | By Abdur-Raheem As-Siddiqi
    SNIPPET: ""All I want is shahadah in Kashmir. I don't want to be famous or well known." Those were the words of Abu Adam Jibreel al Amreekee as we walked around the center in Muridke, Pakistan. As we strolled around the giant masjid and school and looked at the horses at the horse stable we talked of the difficulties in training and jihad in general. Abu Adam was only nineteen years of age when he went to the killing fields of occupied Kashmir. Born into a considerably wealthy family in Atlanta Georgia, Abu Adam had always excelled in most of...
  • The anthrax killings: A troubled mind

    05/28/2011 10:49:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 29 May 2011 | David Willman
    He roamed the University of Cincinnati campus with a loaded gun. When his rage overflowed, the brainy microbiology major would open fire inside empty buildings, visualizing a wall clock or other object as a person who had done him wrong. By the mid-1970s, Bruce Ivins had earned his doctorate and was a promising researcher at the University of North Carolina. By outward appearances, he was a charming eccentric, odd but disarming. Inside, he still smoldered with resentment, and he saw a new outlet for it. Several years earlier, a Cincinnati student had turned him down for a date. He had...
  • Bush's Policy on Argentina Signals Shift in Approach

    01/04/2002 8:05:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/05/2002 | JOSEPH KAHN with DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — Seven years ago this month, President Bill Clinton's economic advisers told him Mexico was hours away from economic default and perhaps chaos on the streets. Mr. Clinton ordered an unpopular multibillion-dollar bailout, over the objections of Congress, but with the support of a prominent Republican governor, George W. Bush of Texas. When Argentina barreled toward a similar default in recent weeks, it was Mr. Bush who had to make the bailout call — and his decision was to let Argentina suffer the consequences of its own economic mismanagement. His aides argue that the circumstances were somewhat ...
  • [Locked-flamewar] MUBARAK CLAIMS: EGYPT WARNED U.S. OF AN AL-QAIDA PLOT WEEK BEFORE 9/11

    06/03/2002 7:59:52 PM PDT · by DrLiberty · 243 replies · 559+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/3/2002 | Matt Drudge
    Egyptian intelligence warned American officials about a week before Sept. 11 that Osama bin Laden's network was in the advance stages of executing a significant operation against an American target, it will be reported on Tuesday (in the NY TIMES)... MORE... A senior U.S. intelligence official denied the warning was received...
  • 2001 flashback! EPA Head Browner Asked for Computer Files to Be Deleted

    02/09/2011 8:19:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Mail Archive ^ | 30 Jun 2001 | MIKE SPITZER
    EPA Head Browner Asked for Computer Files to Be Deleted By John Solomon Associated Press Writer Published: Jun 29, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - The same day a judge ordered her agency to preserve records, then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner asked a technician to delete her computer files, according to testimony in a court case seeking contempt penalties against the government. Browner says she did not know about the court order and simply was seeking to remove some games, which her son had installed on her work computer, before leaving office with other Clinton appointees on Jan. 19. "It didn't...
  • AP Exclusive: New al-Qaida leader knows US well

    08/06/2010 8:16:09 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 6, 2010 | Curt Anderson
    MIAMI – A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks. Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, has taken over a position once held by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Miami-based FBI counterterrorism agent Brian LeBlanc (said). That puts him in regular contact with al-Qaida's senior leadership, including Osama bin Laden... Shukrijumah and two others were part of an "external operations council" that designed and approved...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect tells of bomb plot

    05/28/2003 9:19:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | May 28, 2003 | BBC News
    An alleged Islamic militant has told a Belgian court how he plotted to bomb a military base on an al-Qaeda mission. Nizar Trabelsi, a former Tunisian professional footballer, told how Osama Bin Laden's network sent him two years ago to Belgium to bomb the Kleine Brogel base, which houses nuclear missiles. He is one of 23 alleged Islamic militants on trial. Only eight of them are in custody, while five are still on the run and the others face lesser charges. "I was supposed to go alone in a van. The bomb was behind me," Mr Trabelsi told the Brussels...
  • 17 lost minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey FOUND!

    12/16/2010 5:09:59 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Blastr.com ^ | 12/16/10 | Marc Bernardin
    In the process of producing their now-canceled documentary on Stanley Kubrick's landmark film, Douglas Trumbull and David Larson have uncovered 17 minutes that Kubrick cut from 2001 just after release—in perfect condition.
  • Former Terror Detainee Recalls Captivity (on 60 Minutes, of course)

    03/28/2008 11:43:59 AM PDT · by RDTF · 27 replies · 943+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | March 28, 2008 | not specified
    (CBS) A German resident held by the U.S. for almost five years tells 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley that Americans tortured him in many ways - including hanging him from the ceiling for five days early in his captivity when he was in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Even after determining he was not a terrorist, Murat Kurnaz says the torture continued. Kurnaz tells his story for the first time on American television this Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Kurnaz, an ethnic Turk born and raised in Germany, went to Pakistan in late 2001 at age 19 to study Islam and...
  • US couple had terror hit list: court documents

    07/21/2010 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3+ views
    (AFP) via GOOGLE.com ^ | July 21, 2010, 2 hours ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON — A US man has been charged after he compiled a hit list of 15 people he believed had harmed Muslim civilians and deserved to die, court documents showed Wednesday. Paul Rockwood and his wife Nadia were charged with lying to federal investigators about the compilation and content of the list, which Nadia Rockwood delivered to an unnamed individual in April at her husband's request." SNIPPET: "According to plea agreement documents obtained by AFP Wednesday, Paul Rockwood converted to Islam around late 2001 and soon "became a strict adherent to the violent jihad-promoting ideology of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki."...
  • Flight 93 Memorial Task Force To Disband Saturday

    08/06/2010 6:28:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 5, 2010
    A task force set up to establish a memorial at the western Pennsylvania site of the crash of Flight 93 is to disband this week, now that the memorial is under construction. Flight 93 was traveling from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco when hijackers took it over on Sept. 11, 2001. It crashed in a field near Shanksville, killing everyone aboard. The first phase of the memorial is expected to be dedicated in time for the 10th anniversary of the crash.
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Ringleader of International Truck Theft Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison

    12/25/2009 11:07:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 818+ views
    Houston.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | December 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Ringleader of International Truck Theft Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison HOUSTON—A Houston man who recruited others to steal and transport millions of dollars of truck tractors, trailers and other heavy equipment to Central America has been sentenced to prison, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. United States District Judge David Hittner sentenced Yuri David Melendez, 43, to a total of nine years in federal prison for his leadership role in the truck theft scheme and in an unrelated narcotics charge during a hearing today. Melendez, who was convicted of conspiracy to export and...
  • Hide the Decline ... and More

    12/16/2009 9:27:27 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 14 replies · 1,353+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | dec 16, 2009 | David Harsanyi
    In this country, even a global warming denialist with a carbon fetish and bad intentions has the right to see the inner workings of government. Or, at least, he should. When leaked e-mails recently exposed talk of manipulating scientific evidence on global warming, Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section at The National Center for Atmospheric Research, argued that skeptics had cherry-picked and presented his comments out of context. To rectify this injustice, I sent Trenberth (and NCAR) a Freedom of Information Act request asking for his e-mail correspondences with other renowned climate scientists in an effort to help...
  • Lord Monckton’s summary of Climategate and its issues

    12/02/2009 12:40:01 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 27 replies · 1,954+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 30, 2009 | by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Both Steve McIntyre and I are mentioned in this comprehensive summary. I’ve posted some excerpts below, with a link to the full report in PDF form. It is well worth a read. – Anthony Cold facts about the hot topic of global temperature change after the Climategate scandal THE WHISTLE BLOWS FOR TRUTH The whistleblower deep in the basement of one of the ugly, modern tower-blocks of the dismal, windswept University of East Anglia could scarcely have timed it better. In less than three weeks, the world’s governing class – its classe politique – would meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress ( Cap & Tax )

    11/20/2009 4:45:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 913+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Updated March 25, 2009 | Ed Barnes , FOXNews.com
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president. In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress. During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly...
  • Why did HAL sing 'Daisy'? Writt

    11/16/2009 4:47:22 PM PST · by Daffynition · 50 replies · 1,939+ views
    UniverseToday.com ^ | Nov 9 2009 | Nicholos Wethington
    Okay, so this may not be important breaking news about astronomy, but it may answer a burning question posed by most people who have watched or read "2001: A Space Odyssey": that is, why does the computer HAL-9000 sing the song 'Daisy Bell' as the astronaut Dave Bowman takes him apart? Well, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke made HAL's final act in the world this song as a tribute to HAL's great ancestor, the first IBM computer to ever sing. Click below for more on this geeky topic! In 1962 Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote the novel – and...
  • Chinese Muslims from Guantánamo sent to Palau (Uighurs)

    11/01/2009 5:07:36 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies · 562+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:44PM GMT 01 Nov 2009 | Peter Foster
    Six Chinese Muslims who were held in the Guantánamo Bay prison camp for almost eight years have arrived on the tiny Pacific island of Palau. The detainees from the Turkic Uighur minority were arrested in Afghanistan during the opening days of military operations in 2001 and held as suspected militants until last year when a US military tribunal decided they were not 'enemy combatants'. The release of the men, who were greeted on arrival by Palau's President, Johnson Toribiong, is another small step in US President Barack Obama's struggle to close the controversial prison camp by January. Palau, situated 500...
  • Feds: Sudbury man planned terror attacks on malls

    10/21/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies · 2,831+ views
    My Fox Boston ^ | 10/21/09 | Mike Levine
    BOSTON - A pharmacy college graduate conspired with two other men on a terror plot to kill two prominent U.S. politicians and carry out a holy war by attacking shoppers in U.S. malls and American troops in Iraq, prosecutors said Wednesday. But their plans — in which the men used code words like "peanut butter and jelly" for fighting in Somalia and "culinary school" for terrorist camps — were thwarted in part when they could not find training and were unable to buy automatic weapons, authorities said. Tarek Mehanna worked with the men from 2001 to May 2008 on the...
  • Setback for British 'hacker' in US extradition fight

    10/10/2009 12:05:11 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies · 1,014+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct 10, 2009 | AFP
    LONDON — A Briton accused of hacking into US military and NASA space agency computers was on Friday refused permission to appeal to the new Supreme Court in London against his extradition to the United States. The High Court had turned down Gary McKinnon's extradition challenges and on Friday refused him leave to appeal, ruling that that his case did not raise "points of law of general public importance" -- a prerequisite of being able to pursue a cause in the Supreme Court. The 43-year-old could spend life in prison if convicted by a US court of gaining access to...
  • Archive of 9/11/2001 News Videos(September 11 Television Archive)

    09/11/2009 8:23:14 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Archive.org ^ | 09/11/2009 | Archive.org
    Videos of news casts from 9/11/2001 September 11 Television Archive Linky
  • To those who lost someone, a New Year wish

    12/31/2001 12:33:50 PM PST · by LBGA · 93 replies · 459+ views
    12/31/01 | LBGA
    We have shared many triumphs and tragedies with the friends we have made here. We have mourned with many over the loss of loved ones, and have lost some of our own. I would like to pay tribute to all FReepers who have come here and become a part of our lives who have gone through the holidays without someone precious to them, and who face new challenges in the year to come. I just wanted those of you who lost a loved one in the past year or more to know that your friends are thinking about you at ...
  • 2001: A Grace Odyssey

    12/31/2001 3:25:19 PM PST · by Mercuria · 107 replies · 1,035+ views
    Mercurial Times ^ | December 31, 2001 | Anna Z.
    The television in my house never gets turned on in the morning unless there's some earth-shattering event taking place. And if there weren't any Simpsons, it might never get turned on at all. This year had the power flowing early twice. The first was Inauguration Day. Even though this family had voted independent we had rallied hard for the legitimate winner, George W. Bush, and hard rallying was what was needed. We are of the side that knows that the U.S. Supreme Court simply upheld the law, and not twisting with the belief that a coup was enabled by ...
  • Ex-S.D. [San Diego] sailor allegedly linked to terror suspect [may have passed secrets to Jihadis]

    08/07/2004 10:14:21 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 15 replies · 826+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2004 | James W. Crawley
    Investigators are trying to determine whether a San Diego sailor passed Navy secrets about security weaknesses and warship movements to a British man accused of having terrorist links, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. E-mail messages from the unnamed sailor, sent in late 2000 and 2001 before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, were found in December in computer files belonging to Babar Ahmad, who was detained Wednesday in London, according to the 31-page arrest affidavit. The computer files contained details about security arrangements and movements of the San Diego-based Constellation carrier battle group, which included the destroyer Benfold, on which...
  • President Obama Orders National Security Team to Review 2001 Afghanistan Massacre

    07/13/2009 6:00:42 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 862+ views
    abcnews ^ | 7-13-09 | jake tapper
    In an interview with CNN over the weekend, President Obama said that he'd just learned that a November 2001 incident in Afghanistan -- where hundreds if not thousands of Taliban prisoners were killed by an Afghan warlord and buried in a mass grave -- may not have been properly investigated. "So what I’ve asked my national security team to do is to collect the facts for me that are known," the president said. "And we’ll probably make a decision in terms of how to approach it .... *snip* And if it appears that our conduct in some way supported violations...
  • AFP - Comoros: Foreign troops land on the island of Mohéli (Leaflets say U.S. Army response to 9/11)

    12/18/2001 7:58:10 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 57 replies · 614+ views
    AFP via Babelfish ^ | Wednesday December 19, 2001 - 4h43 GMT
    The Comoros: foreign troops unload on the island of Mohéli MORONI, 19 déc (AFP) - foreign troops unloaded Wednesday morning on the island comorienne of Mohéli, and took control of the army, the gendarmerie and the police force, according to testimonys' on the spot, of which that of a former minister, contacted on the telephone. The attackers launched leaflets affirming that they were "the army of the United States" and that their intervention was related to the fight against terrorism, according to inhabitants' of the capital, Fomboni, of which the former minister Mohamed Hassanari. Military formation, of almost a ...
  • Heroic Hollywood: American Exceptionalism and the Hollywood Hero

    05/01/2009 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Harpo Speaks · 282+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4/28/09 | Russ Dvonch
    For nearly a century now, Hollywood has inspired generations of Americans with the central truth behind the American Dream: in this country, people are free to choose their own destiny. It’s the moral message found in every film that features the classic Hollywood Hero. Here’s a look at how our movie heroes were shaped by American values, a personal look at how the Hollywood Hero can inspire our lives, and the belief that, despite the rise of explicitly anti-American movies, the Hollywood Hero will continue to ride to the rescue.
  • No Choice but Guilty (Lackawanna Six were recruited by Bosnian War Muslims)

    07/30/2003 7:31:22 PM PDT · by Destro · 11 replies · 396+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, July 29, 2003 | Michael Powell
    Prosecuting Terror No Choice but Guilty Lackawanna Case Highlights Legal Tilt By Michael Powell Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 29, 2003; Page A01 First of two articles LACKAWANNA, N.Y. -- Even now, after the arrests and the anger and the world media spotlight, the mystery for neighbors in this old steel town remains this: Why would six of their young men so readily agree to plead guilty to terror charges, accepting long prison terms far from home? The reality appears to fall between such disbelief and talk of sleeper cells. Two men who were veterans of the war in...
  • We all said we would never forget. This will help remind you.

    03/27/2009 4:49:06 PM PDT · by 51773photo · 6 replies · 702+ views
    Not all will take the time to open and view this. Those who do, will be glad they did. http://www.4shared.com/file/63757046/6340762f/World_Trade_Center.html
  • FLASHBACK: President Bush' Speech after the 9-11-2001 Attacks (TRANSCRIPT) (compare!)

    01/27/2009 8:38:57 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 13 replies · 1,558+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept. 20, 2001 | George W. Bush
    Tonight, we are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom. Our grief has turned to anger and anger to resolution. Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done. Aericans have known surprise attacks, but never before on thousands of civilians. All of this was brought upon us in a single day, and night fell on a different world, a world where freedom itself is under attack. The terrorists' directive commands them to kill Christians and Jews, to kill all Americans and make no distinctions among military and civilians,...