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  • Thailand extradites alleged arms dealer (to the US)

    11/16/2010 2:48:59 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    A notorious arms dealer who has been the subject of an extended diplomatic tug of war between the United States and Russia has been extradited from Thailand aboard a US government jet. Viktor Bout is a former Soviet air force pilot and alleged KGB agent, who is accused of running arms into just about every major armed conflict and insurrection - from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan - for the past 20 years. The burly Russian's luck ran out when he was caught in a sting operation by US agents posing as guerillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC)....
  • Religious “Truth” Commission to Examine U.S. War “Atrocities”

    02/08/2010 1:54:01 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies · 518+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mark D. Tooley
    In a 40 year flashback to the glories of 1960’s anti-war outrage, infamously left-wing Riverside Church in New York City is hosting a “Truth Commission on Conscience in War” next month. This special hearing, in the spirit of “truth commissions,” will evidently “explore and investigate systemic injustices, political violence, and mass atrocities” by the U.S., presumably in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It will “receive testimony, process their findings, and recommend strategies for change, healing, and reconciliation,” while lifting “up the silenced and invisible voices of victims, offering survivors a public forum to testify to their experiences.” The “commissioners” of this...
  • Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money'(boozing agent ratted out Anna Chapman et al)

    05/06/2011 9:01:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 05/05/11
    Russian agent 'betrayed spy ring for money' A top Russian secret service agent suspected of blowing the cover of a sleeper spy ring in the United States was a heavy drinker who betrayed Moscow purely to make money, sources said on Wednesday. Alexander Poteyev, who will go on trial in absentia for treason in Moscow on May 16, is charged with having tipped off Washington about a ring of 10 Russian spies who were later deported in the biggest post-Cold War spy scandal. The Izvestia daily Wednesday published a slew of new information about Poteyev, saying he was linked to...
  • Sexy Russian Spy Anna Chapman Arrested Because She Was Getting Too Close To [Hillary???]

    04/02/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 56 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 2 April 2011 | Ace
    Sexy Russian Spy Anna Chapman Arrested Because She Was Getting Too Close To Someone Inside "Obama's Inner Circle"? That's what a former FBI counterintelligence officer reveals. The Independent (UK) highlights the six hundredth revelation that Iraqi informant "Curveball" lied. They bury the actual new news -- that the FBI felt it had to move quickly to arrest and deport Anna Chapman, for fear that someone close to Obama was about to snork her, and get caught in a "honey trap" (sex, followed by extortion for secrets/influence). That someone "close" to Obama? A "sitting cabinet official," this FBI counterintelligence officer says....
  • 'It's Terrifying': Students Build Grassroots Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament

    05/03/2010 6:33:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 784+ views
    'It's Terrifying': Students Build Grassroots Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament Activist Students Say Nuclear Weapons Elimination Should Be a Top Priority for Their Generation By HUMA KHAN May 3, 2010— Scott Ibaraki has been on the road for the last three weeks. Ibaraki, 22, has driven from Florida to Washington, D.C., in a dusty green van, accompanied by two colleagues for what he describes as an important mission: warning people about the dangers of a nuclear world. It is so important to him that Ibaraki, at one college campus, used a Pikachu outfit and ran across the campus with a megaphone...
  • Akin Urges Full Investigation of John Adams Project and Alleged Outing of CIA Agents

    05/11/2010 6:59:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Michigan News ^ | 5/11/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON—Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), ranking member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee today, sent a letter cosigned by 47 colleagues to President Obama urging a full and thorough investigation of the ACLU’s John Adams project which may have intentionally revealed the identity of covert CIA operatives to members of Al Qaeda currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The following is the list of cosigners on the letter to President Obama regarding the alleged outing of covert CIA agents by ACLU’s John Adam’s project: Todd Akin (R-MO), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn...
  • 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.
  • $100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros)

    11/06/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams
    Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday. Earlier this year, the UN's Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser. The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries--in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
  • Senior al Qaeda leaders reportedly released from custody in Iran

    09/19/2015 6:17:47 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 18, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    In recent days, pro-al Qaeda jihadists claimed to confirm a recent news report saying that several senior al Qaeda leaders have been released from Iranian custody. Sky News reported earlier this week that five veteran jihadists were released in exchange for an Iranian diplomat who had been kidnapped in Yemen. Several jihadists on Twitter who are connected to al Qaeda have said the report is accurate. One of them is known as “Al Siyasi al Mutaqa’id,” who has relayed accurate information on al Qaeda in the past. The five jihadists who were reportedly freed are: Saif al Adel, Abu Mohammed...
  • Overnight Cybersecurity: US power grid getting hammered

    09/10/2015 3:26:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/9/15 | Cory Bennett and Katie Bo Williams
    Critical infrastructure operators in the U.S. continue to face a hailstorm of hacks. Federal documents obtained by USA Today through a FOIA request revealed that hackers infiltrated the Department of Energy's computer system over 150 times between 2010 and 2014. As the department overseeing the country's power grid and nuclear weapons stockpile, the Energy Department is an attractive target for overseas cyber spies seeking to uncover vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security is warning critical infrastructure providers of a malicious spear-phishing campaign in which hackers use bogus emails to infiltrate users' networks. The campaign has targeted government facilities and...
  • Saudi King replaces Crown Prince in cabinet reshuffle

    04/28/2015 8:54:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    AL Jazeera ^ | 4-29-2015 | Al Jazeera And Agencies
    audi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sacked his younger half-brother as crown prince and appointed his nephew, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as the new heir apparent, state television said. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall, reporting from Jizan in the country's south, said the reshuffle was announced by royal decree via state television early on Wednesday. SNIP-- Political earthquake' Khalil Jahshan, the executive director for the Arab Centre of Washington from Fairfax, Virginia, said that the reshuffle constitutes a "political earthquake of the greatest magnitude". "The Saudi Arabia we knew a few hours ago is no longer," Jahshan told Al...
  • Death of British spy found in locked gym bag ruled 'accident'

    11/13/2013 5:10:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 41 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 13, 2013 | Carol J. Williams
    Scotland Yard on Wednesday reversed a coroner's finding of foul play in the 2010 death of British spy Gareth Williams, concluding that an accident was likely responsible for the death of the code-breaker whose naked, decomposing body was found stuffed inside a zipped and padlocked gym bag. London Metropolitan Police investigators had undertaken a review of evidence in the case 16 months ago, after initial restrictions on homicide detectives' access to details of Williams' intelligence work were lifted by the British secret service, MI6. Deputy Asst. Commissioner Martin Hewitt told journalists in London that investigators only had access to Williams'...
  • Spy found dead in a bag 'had infuriated his MI6 bosses by illegally hacking into secret US data on B

    08/30/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jenny Stanton
    Gareth Williams's body was found in a bag at his London flat five years ago Spy illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton Personal voicemail messages left by the spy were deleted after he died The British spy whose body was found padlocked inside a bag in his flat had illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton, it has been revealed. Gareth Williams, 31, was discovered in a holdall in the bath at his London home five years ago this month, but the mystery surrounding his death has never been solved. Today,...
  • John Doe investigators say there are more tapes of raids

    08/20/2015 11:29:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-21-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – They illegally seized the property of their political targets in an unconstitutional investigation. Now two top investigators in Wisconsin’s political John Doe probe are asking the state Supreme Court to hold on to that property so they can use it to defend themselves against civil rights lawsuits. David Budde and Robert Stelter, investigators with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, want to intervene in John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz’s appeal. Schmitz is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling last month that shut down the investigation. As part of that ruling, the court ordered...
  • Rashad Hussain Reportedly Yanked From OIC Chicago Conference

    10/05/2010 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    SNIPPET: "Things apparently did not go smoothly at last week's Chicago conference on "Islam and Muslims in America," which was sponsored by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC). President Obama's special envoy to the OIC, Rashad Hussain, had been scheduled to address the event, held at the American Islamic College. But after news reports highlighted his participation, Hussain reportedly withdrew at the last minute, citing a "scheduling conflict." This earned him an angry rebuke from websites like this (which the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report asserts is "an arm of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.")" Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/10/rashad-hussain-reportedly-yanked-from-oic-chicago
  • Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation

    08/01/2015 5:08:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    LA Times via The Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/01/2015 | Richard A. Serrano
    Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms. And with Soofi's history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, there was a chance his purchase might raise red flags in the federal screening process.Inside the store, he fudged some facts on the form required of would-be gun buyers.What Soofi could not have known was that Lone Wolf was at the center of a federal...
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • Fox: White House confirms meeting with deputy of banned Muslim Brotherhood cleric

    06/28/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:41 am on June 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House confirmed to Fox News what the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported two days ago — that the administration met with the deputy of a radical cleric who is barred from entering the United States, and whose organization supports Hamas.  Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah served as vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group headed by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi, who has urged Muslim nations to acquire nuclear weapons, demanded the death of American soldiers in Iraq, and defended Hitler. So what did the White House want to discuss with bin Bayyah? Moderation: A senior...
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • Chief Justice Roberts Not Stepping Down Despite Report

    03/04/2010 11:56:48 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 107 replies · 4,721+ views
    FoxNews | 3/4/10
    Chief Justice John Roberts is not stepping down from the Supreme Court, despite a celebrity gossip report, a source very close to Roberts told Fox News. RadarOnline.com reported Thursday that Roberts, 55, would be resigning for personal reasons. But the source said the report is "completely untrue." There is "no medical issue, no issue at all," the source said, adding that there is not even a 1 percent chance that Roberts is considering resignation.
  • Clinton run for presidency swept up in Haitian gold mining permit affair

    03/09/2015 2:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MINING.COM ^ | 03/09/2015 | Andrew Topf
    The presidential ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton have become ensnared in an obscure gold-mining project in Haiti, as the Democratic favorite for the presidency begins her second run for the White House. In a story that suggests cronyism, questionable ethics and a blurring of the lines between charity and profiteering, The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that Hillary Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of VCS Mining when the unlisted, Delaware-based junior was granted a permit to mine gold in Haiti following a massive earthquake on the impoverished island nation in 2010. The permit was the first to...
  • Gold Mine: Hillary Clinton’s Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept.

    03/05/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/5/15 | Alexander Marlow
    Full title.....Gold Mine: Hillary Clinton’s Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two “gold exploitation permits” from the Haitian government—the first issued in over 50 years. The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clinton’s co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. The Rodham gold mine revelation is just one of dozens featured in a forthcoming bombshell investigative book by...
  • Why Bob Woodward’s New book is a stunner and why John Bolton went off (Video)

    09/22/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-22-10 | John Schulenburg
    Wow, so Bob Woodward’s new book is making a lot of headlines to today and why shouldn’t it? It’s an amazing view into the White House and well, frankly scared the bejeesus out of me just knowing that this joker is in charge of our country and military. Where to begin? It starts with the front page story from the Washington Post which talks about Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars. The book quite literally is a stark reality check for the American people on who their Commander-in-Chief is and how he thinks. The first bombshell that people are talking...
  • How Obama Abandoned Democracy in Iraq

    04/08/2015 8:35:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | April 7, 2015 | By EMMA SKY
    “My greatest fear,” General Raymond Odierno, the then commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq, told me in early 2010, “is that we stabilize Iraq, then hand it over to the Iranians in our rush to the exit.” General O (as he is known), had recently watched the 2007 movie Charlie Wilson’s War, which recounts how U.S. interest in Afghanistan ceased once the mujahedeen defeated the Soviet Army in 1989 and drove them out. Now, he had a premonition that the same could happen in Iraq. “I’ve invested too much here,” he said, “to simply walk away and let that...
  • Ex OMB chief Stockman: "It is the biggest speculative disaster in human history."

    03/31/2015 7:59:48 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 01, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    David Alan Stockman interviewed on CBS-TV 60 Minutes (October 2010) Highlights of recent interview by Harry Dent. David Stockman: People don't want to hear the reality and the truth that we're facing. But I think there is an enormous appetite out in the country to get a different perspective than what you have from the media day in and day out, so I say the fed is out of control. Its balance sheet is exploded. It's printing money like never before. Zero interest rates for 70 months have basically destroyed the pricing function in the financial markets. I said...
  • MH370 Mystery: Remembering Malaysia’s Role In 9/11, And In Other Islamic Terror Plots

    03/16/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/16/14 | Donald Joy
    In January, 2000, Malaysia’s capital was where key members of Al Qaeda held their “Kuala Lumpur summit” to plan the bombing of the USS Cole that October, as well as the later attacks of 9/11/01. In light of this, and other facts pointing to Kuala Lumpur playing host to a hotbed of Islamic terrorists over the years, the baffling mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 provokes renewed scrutiny of Kuala Lumpur in fostering international terrorism to date. In this context, Malaysia’s Islamic government and prevailing majority Mohammedan culture comes across as either grossly incompetent, or even somewhat...
  • Pictured: Obama's half-brother wearing Hamas scarf that boasts 'Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING'

    03/20/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2014 | David Martosko
    Malik Obama runs the Barack H. Obama foundation and was the Best Man at the president's wedding. He appeared at the 2010 Orphans Development Fund conference wearing a Hamas 'keffiyeh' scarf with well-known Palestinian slogans printed on it. The sayings included 'Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING' and 'From the river to the sea,' a statement that suggests Israel doesn't exist. The president has been tight-lipped about his relationship with Malik, who told GQ in 2013 that the two are closer than Americans think. Malik told MailOnline in March 2013 that his more famous half-brother is 'always at the...
  • C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda

    03/15/2015 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 March 2015 | Matthew Rosenberg
    In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda. But the price was steep — $5 million — and senior security officials were scrambling to come up with the money. They first turned to a secret fund that the Central Intelligence Agency bankrolled with monthly cash deliveries to the presidential palace in Kabul, according to several Afghan officials involved in the episode. The Afghan government, they said, had already squirreled away about $1 million from that fund. Within weeks, that money and $4 million more provided from other countries...

    06/07/2010 4:28:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 34+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    June 07, 2010 SNIPPET: "His appointment to head the MIT immediately preceded the "humanitarian" flotilla organized by terrorist-linked Turkish organization IHH. Prior to being this most recent appointment he was central to moving Turkey into the Iranian camp."
  • Former Mossad chief slams Turkey for reportedly burning Israeli spies in Iran

    10/19/2013 8:23:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 17, 2013 | By David Barnett
    On Oct. 10, The Wall Street Journal reported that Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's spy agency Milli Istihbarat Teskilati, or MIT, has been the "driving force behind [Turkey's] efforts to supply the rebels and topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad." Consequently, Fidan "has tilted the interests of the longtime U.S. ally in ways sometimes counter to those of the U.S," the report stated. According to the WSJ article, Fidan, who was once lauded by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan as "my secret-keeper," had in 2010 provided Iran with "sensitive intelligence" collected by the US and Israel. "U.S. officials believe...
  • Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

    03/03/2015 2:11:05 AM PST · by piasa · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | August 22, 2014 | BAYRAM KAYA
    Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Kürecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed. According to an 854-page police investigation on the Tawhid-Salam terror network obtained by Today's Zaman, witness testimony provided to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 22, 2013 indicated that suspects tied to Iranian intelligence had collected information about Kürecik. The witness said many front companies with the cover of legitimate businesses such as real estate agencies or bookstores had been established in Malatya by...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go

    06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman
    The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement....
  • CIA says ACLU-backed plan endangered Gitmo officers

    03/31/2010 7:45:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 514+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2010, | Bill Gertz
    A team of CIA counterintelligence officials recently visited the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and concluded that CIA interrogators face the risk of exposure to al Qaeda through inmates' contacts with defense attorneys, according to U.S. officials. The agency's "tiger team" of security specialists was dispatched as part of an ongoing investigation conducted jointly with the Justice Department into a program backed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The program, called the John Adams Project, has photographed covert CIA interrogators and shown the pictures to some of the five senior al Qaeda terrorists held there in an effort...
  • France’s problem: up to half its prisoners are Muslim and the jails are a hotbed for radicalization

    01/09/2015 9:54:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday, January 9, 2015 | Graeme Hamilton
    The 27-year-old man photographed in 2009 seemed to represent hope springing from Paris’s desperate suburbs. Part of a work-insertion program, he was about to meet then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was trying to combat high youth unemployment.... The man was Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday after seizing hostages in a Jewish supermarket in Paris, an attack he claimed was in support of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham. A close associate of Said and Chérif Kouachi, the two brothers who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, Coulibaly is a symbol of the huge challenges lying ahead...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bergdahl declared jihad in 2010, secret documents show

    06/05/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT · by abb · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/14 | James Rosen
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a "mujahid," or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News. The reports indicate that Bergdahl's relations with his Haqqani captors morphed over time, from periods of hostility, where he was treated very much like a hostage, to periods where, as one source told Fox News, "he became much more of an accepted fellow" than is popularly understood. He even reportedly was allowed to carry...
  • Hostage reveals horrific torture details

    03/11/2010 8:41:44 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies · 1,119+ views
    AFP ^ | March 12, 2010
    A UK man held hostage in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half years has revealed harrowing details of the torture meted out to him by his captors. In media interviews two months after his release, Peter Moore told how he was subject to mock executions and hung from a door by his arms as a punishment. The computer expert was released unharmed in December after 31 months in captivity during which all four of his bodyguards - abducted with him - are thought to have been killed. Moore, 36, told The Times newspaper how guards put a gun to his head...
  • An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum (2010)

    05/08/2014 1:47:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Tim Wise's blog ^ | November 3, 2010 | Tim Wise
    *NOTE: PLEASE RE-READ THE TITLE OF THIS ESSAY BEFORE GOING FURTHER. NOTICE, IT IS AIMED AT THE WHITE RIGHT. NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE. ANYONE WHO THINKS THIS ESSAY IS “ANTI-WHITE PEOPLE,” AS OPPOSED TO THAT SEGMENT OF THE WHITE COMMUNITY THAT IS RIGHT WING, CANNOT READ PLAIN ENGLISH. PLEASE TRY AGAIN.* _____ For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy @$$ Scotch you drink. And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever sh***y @$$ beer you favor. Whatever the case, and whatever your economic station, know this… You...
  • The Triumph of Nice (Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government)

    05/01/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 1, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    In the summer of 2012, Michele Bachmann and four other House members sent a letter to the Inspector-Generals of key government agencies asking them to open an investigation into possible Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government.The letter to the Department of State specifically raised concerns over Huma Abedin, then-Deputy Chief of Staff and top personal aide to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The letter stated that Abedin “has three family members—her late father, her mother, and her brother—connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations,” and noted that the Department of State had “taken actions recently that have...
  • Yet Another Crazy Conservative Conspiracy Theory Proven Correct

    05/06/2014 10:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    In 2009, in the earliest weeks of President Barack Obama‘s administration, the White House made the controversial decision to take the unprecedented step of moving the Census Bureau from control of the commerce secretary over to the White House ahead of the decennial 2010 census. Conservatives sounded alarm bells. “It takes something that is supposedly apolitical like the census, and gives it to a guy who is infamously political,” said Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) of then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. “Requiring the Census director to report directly to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a...
  • Suspect arrested in 2010 S.F. killing of German tourist

    01/04/2014 4:49:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 4, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A suspect wanted in connection with the killing of a German tourist near Union Square in 2010 has been arrested, authorities said Friday. Devante Laws, 21, was spotted in Hayward on Thursday and taken into custody by members of a task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service. Laws, suspected of being a gang member, was sought on suspicion of being an accessory to murder in the August 2010 shooting that killed Mechthild Schroer, who was visiting with her husband to celebrate her birthday and anniversary.
  • Exclusive: FBI Video Shows Al Qaeda in Kentucky Handling Heavy Weapons

    11/20/2013 8:06:11 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 97 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 20, 2013 | By James Gordon Meek
    An al Qaeda-linked terrorist, who was resettled in the U.S. as an Iraq War refugee after allegedly killing American soldiers, was caught on camera in Kentucky handling heavy weapons that the FBI said he believed would be sent to insurgents back in Iraq. The 2010 video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, was part of a broader ABC News investigation into the flawed refugee vetting program, which officials said may have let “dozens” of terrorists into the country. READ FULL EXCLUSIVE: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country as Refugees In the video, Waad Ramadan Alwan is seen expertly...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • Pelosi: 2010 Democratic losses were not because of Obamacare

    10/23/2013 12:37:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 23, 2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she did not believe that Democrats’ major losses in the 2010 elections were because of Democratic votes for Obamacare, blaming them instead on TARP. In 2010, Republicans picked up 63 House seats, gaining the majority and taking control of the House. The losses are usually blamed on the vote for the unpopular Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law earlier that year. Pelosi argued at a press conference Wednesday that she did not believe that to be the case. “I don’t even buy into the idea that we lost the election because...
  • Nairobi Explosive 'same as Kampala bomb'

    10/02/2013 11:48:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    MONITOR.co.ug - News ^ | October 3, 2013 01:00 | by Maureen Kakah
    Nairobi. SNIPPET: “An explosive found in a Nairobi matatu (taxi) was similar to the one used in a Kampala attack and two city bombings, a court heard on Tuesday. The object weighing 10kgs, was an improvised explosive device designed to be exploded at a target by either a suicide bomber or by remote control via a cellphone, a police officer, who presented bomb experts’ findings, said. “The device was complete with all the components of an improvised explosive device and was designed to function to maximum destruction of property and life,” the officer said. He told the court that the...
  • Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial...

    09/28/2013 3:53:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    NBCnewyork.com ^ | Friday, Sep 27, 2013 | By Jonathan Dienst
    "Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial, Accused of Recruiting, Training for Al-Qaida Federal authorities say Lawal Babafemi received al-Qaida money to recruit English-speaking people to engage in acts of terror against America" SNIPPET: "A Nigerian terror suspect accused of trying to help al-Qaida in Yemen was flown to New York to appear Friday in a federal courtroom. Lawal Babafemi is accused of training with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and using his English skills to help publish the terrorist magazine "Inspire." Judge John Gleason ordered Babafemi, also known as "Ayatollah Mustafa," held without bail." SNIPPET:...
  • Startling Revelations from an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg

    09/18/2013 1:43:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    ALGEMEINER.com - Commentary-Opinion ^ | September 17, 2013 | by Matthias Kuentzel
    SNIPPET: "I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at Hamburg’s Higher Regional Court. The defendants are charged with exporting 92 German-produced specialized valves for use in Iran’s Arak plutonium reactor and arranging the shipment of 856 nuclear-usable valves from India to Iran in 2010 and 2011. The reasons why the UN Security Council has ordered Iran to halt the construction of the Arak reactor are compelling. If this nuclear plant comes online in...
  • Police probe Mullah Krekar terror group

    08/11/2013 5:59:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    THE LOCAL.no ^ | August 9, 2013 | by Richard Orange
    SNIPPET: "Mullah Krekar, the Norway-based Islamic extremist, is under investigation by German police for seeking to establish a Europe-wide terror network, Sweden's Expo magazine has reported.   The Germans have asked Sweden to interrogate a 28-year-old man from Västerås, who was in contact with Krekar in 2010.    "The German police have requested that we interrogate him, and they want it done in a court of law," Prosecutor Ronnie Jakobsson told the magazine.    Although the man is not suspected of any crime, German police believe that he has information about an Islamist terror network they suspect Krekar and another...
  • As two prominent GOP women fade, a question of how to woo female voters (Guess who they mean?)

    06/03/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    NBC News Politics ^ | June 3, 2013 | Kasie Hunt, Political Reporter
    Michele Bachmann's taking a bow. Sarah Palin's star has faded. With the brassy, blow-dried bombasts of the GOP moving to the sidelines, there's no elected heir apparent to inherit the mantle and carry the conservative crusade forward on the national stage. What does that mean for a Republican Party struggling to woo the women voters it needs to win national elections? It may be for the best, say some of the GOP operatives who have been pushing the party to rebrand itself after its 2012 losses. "They and their style gives short shrift to other women in the GOP," said...
  • White House official praises Muslim Brotherhood leader

    03/08/2011 4:46:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    WND ^ | March 8, 2011 | WND
    WASHINGTON –While visiting a mosque in the Washington area last week, a senior White House security official lavished praise on a Muslim cleric who happens to be a top leader of the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, FBI investigators point out. "They are so ignorant," said one FBI veteran regarding the White House. "This is unbelievable bullsh--." White House sources explain that deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was unaware of the cleric's radical ties, and added that the presidential assistant attended the outreach event as a show of support for the Muslim community ahead of Thursday's congressional hearings on...