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  • 'Deal agreed' in Honduras crisis

    10/14/2009 2:05:19 PM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies · 1,039+ views
    BBC ^ | October 14, 2009
    The political crisis in Honduras appears to be closer to a resolution after negotiators reached a deal. However few details are known of the deal which has yet to be approved by ousted President Manuel Zelaya and interim President Roberto Micheletti. Mr Zelaya was sent into exile in June, but has been inside Brazil's embassy since secretly returning in September. He wants to be reinstated before 29 November elections, but the interim leaders have resisted his demands. They say he was legally removed from office as he had violated the Honduran constitution. Mr Zelaya's lead negotiator Victor Meza said the...
  • Lobbying Effort on Honduras Getting Results [Honduras]

    10/07/2009 7:15:22 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 18 replies · 885+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/07/09 | GINGER THOMPSON and RON NIXON
    But Congressional aides said that less than 10 days after Mr. Zelaya was ousted, Mr. Noriega and Lanny J. Davis, a confidant of Mrs. Clinton and a lobbyist for a Honduran business council, organized a meeting for supporters of the de facto government with members of the Senate. Mr. Fisk, who attended the meeting, said he was stunned by the turnout. “I had never seen eight senators in one room to talk about Latin America in my entire career,” he said. As President Obama imposed increasingly tougher sanctions on Honduras, the lobbying intensified. The Cormac Group, run by a former...
  • Kerry, White House Block DeMint's Visit to Honduras

    10/02/2009 10:16:14 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies · 1,618+ views
    Slate ^ | October 2, 2009 | JEREMY SINGER-VINE
    Senate foreign relations committee Chairman John Kerry and the State Department have canceled Sen. Jim DeMint's plans to meet interim Honduran President Roberto Micheletti on Friday. The trip, which DeMint was going to make with three members of the House, would have flouted a White House ban against direct contact with the leaders of the June military coup. While the White House seeks to pressure the interim government through isolation, DeMint and other conservatives have defended the coup, which the Honduran miltary claims was necessary to prevent then-President Manuel Zelaya from rewriting the country's constitution. DeMint, R-S.C., and his fellow...
  • Honduras leader's nephew killed (Micheletti's nephew)

    10/26/2009 9:21:37 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies · 1,217+ views
    BBC News ^ | 02:43 GMT, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 | None stated
    The nephew of the interim President of Honduras Roberto Micheletti has been found dead in what the police are calling an execution style killing. Enzo Micheletti's body was discovered on Sunday in woodland near Choloma, 250 km north of the capital, Tegucigalpa. Police say his hands were tied behind his back and his body was riddled with bullets There is no indication that his death is connected to the coup that brought his uncle to power at the end of June.
  • Thousands identify Guinea bodies

    10/02/2009 10:44:19 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 8 replies · 900+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2 October 2009 | BBC News
    "Thousands of people have gathered at a mosque in Guinea's capital, Conakry, to identify those killed in Monday's opposition rally against military rule ... Soldiers used live rounds against huge crowds of protesters on Monday ... Eyewitnesses have told human rights groups of soldiers raping women in the streets during the crackdown ..."
  • Clinton adviser on Israel had commercial ties to Middle East (Sandy Burglar)

    08/09/2015 10:46:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    Washinton Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | Sarah Westwood
    Clinton adviser on Israel had commercial ties to Middle East By Sarah Westwood • 8/8/15 A controversial Clinton adviser who faced penalties for conflicts of interests under President Bill Clinton was still assisting Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, despite the fact that his consulting firm was engaged in commercial activities in countries where she worked, emails show. Sandy Berger, who gained notoriety when he stole classified documents from the National Archives prior to testimony before the 9/11 Commission, had Hillary Clinton's personal email address and emailed her about Israel, Pakistan and terrorism in 2009. Berger's consulting firm, the Albright...
  • A N. Korean Diplomat Found Dead in Shenyang (Disappeared since Oct.)

    11/12/2009 8:32:50 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 564+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/13/09 | Choi Yushik
    /begin my translation A N. Korean Diplomat Found Dead in Shenyang (Disappeared since Oct.) Choi Yushik in Beijing 2009/11/13 Authorities looking into various possibilities A consul at N. Korean Consulate in Shenyang, China, was recently found dead in the city, raising tension among the diplomatic circles in China. A source on N. Korea in Beijing said on Nov. 12, "A consul in charge of economic affairs at N. Korean Consulate in Shenyang was found dead on Oct. 30. Chinese authorities are investigating." The consul went missing in early October, which prompted rumors. One version said he may have escaped to...
  • Obama monument to cost Sh112 million (Kenyan Shilling)

    10/31/2009 10:18:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies · 2,723+ views
    Sunday Nation ^ | November 1, 2009
    The Kenyan Government plans to build a Sh112 million cultural centre in honour of US President Barack Obama at his ancestral home in Kogelo. The Sunday Nation has learnt that the proposal to construct the Obama Cultural and Leadership Centre, will be part of discussions by permanent secretaries during a meeting at Nairobi's Harambee House on Monday. The project is meant to attract a large number of tourists from across the world, who may be interested in visiting the ancestral home of the man who surmounted racial barriers, to become the president of the world’s most powerful nation. Ironically, the...
  • FBI kills extremist leader, Shootout in Detroit

    10/28/2009 11:35:59 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 67 replies · 3,364+ views
    Politico ^ | 28 Oct, 2009 | POLITICO STAFF
    The alleged head of a militant Islamic group was killed in a shootout with FBI agents in Detroit Wednesday, the FBI announced. Luqman Ameen Abdullah and 10 other men were to be arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a series of federal crimes. From the FBI release: "During the arrests today, the suspects were ordered to surrender. At one location, four suspects surrendered and were arrested without incident. Luqman Ameen Abdullah did not surrender and fired his weapon. An exchange of gun fire followed and Abdullah was killed. An FBI canine was also killed during the exchange. "Abdullah was...
  • State Department: Gitmo Detainees Are "Refugees"

    A Republican sends over this video of the State Department press briefing today, in which Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley calls Gitmo detainees "refugees" at about the 24-minute mark. QUESTION: Talk to us a little bit about response and talks and any commitments that you may have gotten from our European and other friends in the international community about taking in Guantanamo detainees as the camp in Guantanamo is expected to close at some point in the near future. Have you gotten any commitments from our European friends and anybody else? CROWLEY: Ambassador Dan Fried continues his efforts to resettle, you...
  • Fugitive son of Detroit Imam arrested in Windsor

    10/29/2009 12:59:50 PM PDT · by Clive · 35 replies · 1,474+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | 2009-10-29 | Jorge Barrera and Don McArthur
    The fugitive son of an Imam shot dead by U.S. federal agents Wednesday was arrested Thursday in downtown Windsor and in the custody Canadian border authorities, the FBI said in a statement. Mujahid Carswell, 30, also known as Mujahid Abdullah, was arrested by RCMP officers at about 1 p.m. Thursday without incident after police blocked off a downtown street and surrounded a house with a tactical team. He was witnessed being whisked away in a prisoner transport van and is currently in the custody of the Canada Border Services Agency on immigration violations. Mr. Carswell is the oldest son of...
  • Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations...

    10/28/2009 4:56:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 56 replies · 1,881+ views
    Detroit.FBI.gov ^ | October 28, 2009 | n/a
    October 28, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Eleven Members/Associates of Ummah Charged with Federal Violations One Subject Fatally Shot During Arrest United States Attorney Terrence Berg, Eastern District of Michigan, Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), Detroit, Michigan, and Police Chief Warren Evans, Detroit Police Department (DPD), Detroit, Michigan announced a federal complaint was unsealed today charging Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a.Christopher Thomas, and 10 others with conspiracy to commit several federal crimes, including theft from interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of arson, illegal possession and sale of...
  • Air Force psychologist testifies at sentencing al-Qaida sleep agent still a threat to US (IL)

    10/28/2009 6:17:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 470+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/28/09 | DAVID MERCER , Associated Press
    A U.S. Air Force psychologist described an al-Qaida sleeper agent as a sometimes kind, respectful man who nonetheless would attack the United States if given a chance. The psychologist testified during the first day of a sentencing hearing for 44-year-old former Bradley University graduate student Ali al-Marri, who has admitted training in al-Qaida camps and having contact with those involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The second and what is scheduled to be the final day of al-Marri's sentencing is Thursday in U.S. District Court in Peoria. The Qatar native faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading...
  • CIA pays Afghan leader's brother: report

    10/28/2009 1:46:12 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 339+ views
    Nine News ^ | October 28, 2009
    Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the embattled Afghan president and a suspected drug trafficker, has been on the CIA payroll for most of the past eight years, The New York Times says. The US spy agency pays Karzai for a variety of services, the newspaper said on Tuesday, such as fielding recruits for an Afghan paramilitary force operating at the CIA's direction in and around his home city of Kandahar, a Taliban stronghold. He also helps the CIA contact and sometimes meet Taliban followers. Karzai, who is said to have ties to Afghanistan's lucrative illegal opium trade, has a...
  • SCANDAL EXPANDS !!! NEW Set of NEA Emails Released Linking White House to NEA Scandal

    11/02/2009 10:15:23 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 573+ views
    judicial watch/the lid ^ | 11/2/09 | The Lid
    Four weeks ago, Big Hollywood posted audio of a conference call in which Obama administration officials asked "grant recipients to plug Barack Obama’s domestic agenda." At least six federal laws and regulations were violated when then–NEA communications director Yosi Sergant and White House Office of Public Engagement deputy director Buffy Wicks tried twisting the arms of artists and arts groups interested in getting federal arts grants to produce government propaganda. To protect the scandal from expanding further, the White House threw Sergant under the bus, denied that they were involved issued new guidelines for the NEA and promised that it...
  • Clinton email chain discussed Afghan national's CIA ties, official says (High Ranking Asset Killed)

    02/18/2016 12:55:44 PM PST · by xzins · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | February 17, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    EXCLUSIVE: One of the classified email chains discovered on Hillary Clinton's personal unsecured server discussed an Afghan national's ties to the CIA and a report that he was on the agency's payroll, a U.S. government official with knowledge of the document told Fox News. The discussion of a foreign national working with the U.S. government raises security implications – an executive order signed by President Obama said such unauthorized disclosures are 'presumed to cause damage to the national security." The U.S. government official said the Clinton email exchange, which referred to a New York Times report, was among 29 classified...
  • President of Argentina Launches Bombshell Iran Claim Against 2010 Obama Admin.

    09/30/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed during the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” The claim was seemingly overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s high-stakes dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kirchner claimed Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, visited Argentina and suggested the nation provide Iran with nuclear fuel in 2010, two years into Obama’s presidency.
  • Joint US-Georgia military exercises to begin on Monday

    10/24/2009 10:39:56 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 522+ views
    Global Security ^ | 10/24/2006 | RIA Novosti
    The United States and Georgia will begin military exercises on October 26 in preparation for sending troops to Afghanistan, a foreign liaison officer in the US embassy in Tbilisi said on Saturday. The US embassy on Friday said the exercises would begin on October 24. "The program is specifically designed to enhance Georgia's ability to conduct joint counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan together with US forces," the embassy statement said on Friday. The two-week joint military exercise, code-named Immediate Response, will be held in Georgia and will include training in counterterrorist operations. US military instructors have already arrived at the Krtsanisi...
  • Lazard Asset Management Fund Dumps The Dollar

    10/26/2009 11:07:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 495+ views
    Istock Analyst ^ | October 23, 2009
    It was only a matter of time before asset managers said "enough" to Bernanke's plan of debasing the dollar day after day, and took appropriate measures. In a not very surprising, yet quite shocking at the same time, development, caught by Annuity IQ, Lazard's The World Trust Fund has had enough of the dollar. Lazard will "change the currency in which the Fund's shares are traded from US dollars to Sterling." Good work Mr. Chairman and Wall Street lobby. The reason for the seismic shift: In response to comments from a number of shareholders and potential investors in the Fund...
  • Report: Lazard CEO Wasserstein dies

    10/14/2009 1:36:52 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 10 replies · 767+ views
    AP ^ | 14 October 2009 | AP via Yahoo
    NEW YORK – Bruce Wasserstein, the CEO of Lazard Ltd., has died, according to a Wall Street Journal report Wednesday, which cited sources familiar with the matter