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  • Sharia-Compliant Financing Secured for Lux Condos, Islamic Museum Near Ground Zero

    05/22/2016 5:44:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 20 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The developer of the ill-fated Ground Zero Mosque won't relent on his goal of planting a flag on the grave of 3,000 Americans. The New York Post reports that Sharif El-Gamal and his banking partners announced Wednesday that he secured "Sharia-compliant financing" to build a luxury condominium tower and an Islamic museum on the same site as the proposed Ground Zero Mosque -- four blocks away from where the Twin Towers once stood. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park...
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iranís key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. ďThis network...
  • UPDATE: "Glitch"; After Obama Administration Caught Lying About Iran Deal,

    05/10/2016 7:21:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it over the weekend, National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes admitted in a lengthy New York Times Magazine profile that the Obama administration used the media to manipulate and lie to the American people about the nuclear deal with Iran. Here is one of the lies pushed by the administration, which David Reaboi highlighted yesterday at The Federalist.†First, the lies and the denials about the negotiations. It took months before a few dogged journalists started to ask questions about the talks Obama officials were engaged in with Ahmadinejadís regime. In February 2013, then-State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland...
  • [2011] Donald Trump did not vote in a primary election for 21 years (from 2011)

    04/10/2016 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 149 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2011
    He's talking about running the country, but Donald Trump's record on voting in elections, or rather the lack of it, is coming under fire. The New York City Board of Elections says Mr Trump did not vote in any primary elections for 21 years. The registered Republican, who has been touting himself as a prospective presidential candidate, would first need to get GOP voters to nominate him in a primary - a process in which official records show Trump repeatedly failed to participate in. Mr Trump became a Democrat in 2001, and documents show he ignored that party's primaries as...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid ÔĽŅcould be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson¬ís new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson¬ís attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, ¬ďWe will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.¬Ē The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim he never discussed Libya intervention

    02/25/2016 10:03:14 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 81 replies
    Politifact ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Aaron Sharockman
    At the GOP debate in Houston, Donald Trump pushed back at a claim from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that Trump was in favor of the United States helping Libyans oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi. "He said I was in favor in Libya," Trump said, sounding perplexed. "I never discussed that subject. I was in favor of Libya? We would be so much better off if Gaddafi would be in charge right now." Oh, Trump discussed it. And thanks to BuzzFeed, we have the video. (All the hat tips to Andrew Kaczynski.) It comes from 2011, on Trump's video blog. "I can't...
  • 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 ‚Äď 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...
  • Released Guantanamo Detainee Now al-Qaeda Leader in Yemen; Will Media Cover

    12/10/2015 12:04:53 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Decem ber 9, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    According to a Wednesday night post on the website Long War Journal by Thomas Joscelyn, a former detainee held at Guantanamo Bay named Ibrahim Qosi has rejoined the world of Islamic terrorism and ascended to a leadership post in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) following his release in July 2012. With this shocking story coming as the Obama administration still hopes to close the prison, the question going forward from a media standpoint is this: Will the media show any interest in this threat to national security and failure on the part of the adminstration? According to Joscelyn, Qoosi...
  • Prison term cut for bin Laden cook

    02/10/2011 8:14:07 AM PST · by Cardhu · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 10th 2011 | Agencies
    The former cook of al-Qaeda's Osama bin Laden has had his Guantanamo prison sentence reduced to two years from 14, under a plea agreement that remains secret. The US military said Ibrahim al-Qosi's sentence had been reduced on Wednesday, contingent on his adherence to agreed upon terms. Those terms included an agreement not to engage in or materially support hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. Al-Qosi, who is about 50, acknowledged in his plea agreement that he knew al-Qaeda was a terrorist group when he ran one of the kitchens in bin Laden's Star of Jihad compound...
  • State: Kerry sent Clinton classified intel from private email

    02/02/2016 2:50:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    State: Kerry sent Clinton classified intel from private email By Sarah Westwood By Sarah Westwood(@sarahcwestwood)‚ÄĘ2/2/16 3:59 PM State Department spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday then-Sen. John Kerry used a "non-official" email address to send Hillary Clinton information in 2011 that has since been classified. The emails between Kerry and Clinton were included among a small batch of records made public by the State Department Friday. It had been upgraded to "secret," the level of classification in government above "confidential," but below "top secret." "I can tell you the [email] that we talked about being upgraded to secret was sent from...
  • The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

    06/21/2014 2:21:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 217 replies
    reason.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | By Peter Suderman
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it can't provide emails sent between 2009 and 2011 that were requested by congressional investigators because of hard drive crashes. The agency said that emails stored on dead drives were lost forever because its email backup tapes were recycled every six months, and employees were responsible for keeping their own long-term archives. The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as...
  • ‚ÄėThis was all planned‚Äô: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

    01/31/2016 5:38:54 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | 5:10am | Paul Sperry
    The State Department is lying when it says it didn‚Äôt know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal e-mails and a private server to conduct official business ‚ÄĒ because it never set up an agency e-mail address for her in the first place, the department‚Äôs former top watchdog says. ‚ÄúThis was all planned in advance‚ÄĚ to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency‚Äôs inspector general from 2005 to 2008.
  • Joe Biden's diplomacy described as 'a Disney ride with dips and spins'...

    01/30/2016 2:17:31 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-16 | Nikki Schwab & Francesca Chambers
    Traveling the world with Vice President Joe Biden is an 'adventure,' said one Hillary Clinton associate in emails released today from the State Department. 'It's like a Disney ride with dips and spins and surprises around every bend,' the email, addressed to 'H' read. The note came to Clinton from diplomat Kurt M. Campbell who accompanied the veep to Beijing in 2011. Clinton, serving as secretary of state, replied that she couldn't wait to hear stories ‚Äď and asked if it was anything like 'W and beach volleyball?' Former President George W. Bush had made his own trek to China...
  • Truthy: The Tax-Funded Speech Monitoring and Suppression Project

    11/14/2014 8:34:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    One professorís million-dollar campaign against conservatives, courtesy of the taxpayer Leftist speech suppressors are at it again, but this time theyíre apparently being subsidized by the American taxpayer. On Monday, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter to the head of the National Science Foundation (NSF), demanding information about the nearly $1 million spent on the ďTruthyĒ data-mining project that monitors political speech on Twitter. ďThe committee and taxpayers deserve to know how NSF decided to award a large grant for a project that proposed to develop standards for online political speech...
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • US House votes to bar military aid to Libyan rebels

    07/07/2011 3:43:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | July 07, 2011 | Olivier Knox
    The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to forbid the Pentagon from providing military equipment, training, advice or support to Libya's rebels. By a 225-201 margin, lawmakers debating an annual Pentagon spending bill adopted an amendment restricting Washington's ability to help fighters looking to overthrow longtime Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi. The House was expected to vote Friday on approving the underlying bill, but the provision on Libya's rebels could face stiff opposition in Senate, which must approve the legislation to send it to Obama to sign into law. Republican Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma introduced the measure at a time...
  • Primary problem: Trump praised Pelosi as 'the best'

    01/16/2016 2:32:21 PM PST · by doug6352 · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/11 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald Trump sent Nancy Pelosi warm wishes when she was sworn in as House Speaker in January 2007, praising her as "the best" in a personal note. Trump, who‚Äôs now mulling a Republican run for president, penned the note on a copy of a New York Times article that chronicled Pelosi's swearing-in, and wrote, "Nancy ‚ÄĒ you're the best. Congrats. Donald," according to sources familiar with the missive. ... Trump, now a registered Republican, is a former independent and former registered Democrat. And the Pelosi note is a reminder that he has a past political history of supporting both sides...
  • Obama secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood

    06/04/2015 11:12:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State. The policy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood is outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11. The directive was produced in 2011 and outlines administration support for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, according to officials familiar with the classified study. Efforts to force the administration to release the directive or portions of...
  • Our Muslim Brotherhood President Ö and their Presidential Candidate

    06/09/2015 9:39:39 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 17 replies
    The American Report ^ | June 10, 2015 | Editors
    "Islam is the Solution, Allah is our objective; the Qur'an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.Ē -Motto of the Society of Muslim Brothers (Muslim Brotherhood) This week, we were reminded by a number of media outlets of Presidential Study Directive Eleven (PSD-11). This document, issued in 2011, ordered a re-assessment of the nationís allies in the Middle East, and, ordered the U.S. to ally itself with the Muslim Brotherhood, an international terrorist organization. The implications of PSD-11 and of this alliance are both breathtaking and...
  • CEO That Raised Drug Price 4,000 Percent Arrested

    12/17/2015 7:58:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Big Health Report ^ | December 17, 2015 | The Hill
    Martin Shkreli, who drew national scorn for hiking the cost of a life-saving drug 4,000 percent overnight, has been arrested, according to multiple reports early Thursday.The 32-year-old founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical made headlines in September for raising the price of Daraprim, often used to treat HIV and AIDS patients, from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill after buying the rights to the drug.His arrest is reportedly not related to that price increase.Shkreli is accused of illegally taking stock from a biotechnology firm he launched in 2011 called Retrophin Inc., Bloomberg reported, and using it to pay off...
  • Banker Suicides Return: DSK's Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment

    10/24/2014 9:48:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/24/14 | tyler durden
    The summer, thankfully, has been largely bereft of the dismal trend of bankers committing suicide, but as Bloomberg reports, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the IMF, was found dead Thursday after apparently taking his own life by jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. This is the 16th financial services executive death this year.††Bloomberg reports that Thierry Leyne, the French-Israeli entrepreneur who last year started an investment firm with former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has died....
  • Donald Trump Forgets All His Ghost Writers and Co-Authors (2011)

    12/14/2015 3:03:55 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 53 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | April 16, 2011 | Roger Friedman
    Donald Trump is starting to make me worry-about him. Always boastful, he never sounded really nuts. But since this run for the presidency thing started, he's sounding more and more like Charlie Sheen-wired, manic, and not in possession of the facts. On Fox News, he announced to Sean Hannity, "I've written a lot of bestsellers, including the Art of the Deal. I know something about writing"-as he declared that neither Barack Obama nor Ernest Hemingway wrote their own books. Uh, Donald forgets: Tony Schwartz wrote Donald's real bestseller, "The Art of the Deal," in 1988. Meredith McIver wrote several of...
  • Some of ISLAMOFASCISM round-up - July-Aug 2011

    07/31/2011 7:44:50 PM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    Some of Islamofascism round-up - July-Aug 2011 UNITED STATESIn-Depth: Accused Fort Hood plotter got bombmaking recipe from Al Qaeda‚Äé Christian Science MonitorJuly 29, 2011http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2011/0729/Accused-Fort-Hood-plotter-got-bombmaking-recipe-from-Al-QaedaFBI Charges KAC Director with Illegal Pak Lobbying‚Äé San Leandro India WestJuly 28, 201http://www.indiawest.com/ad.aspx?a=r1No bail for Florida imam accused of aiding Taliban‚ÄéReuters - Peter Cooney - Jul 26, 2011 He has already rejected bail for the men's father, who was an imam at the Miami Mosque, also known as the Flagler Mosque in Miami, at the time of his arrest ...http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/26/us-usa-pakistan-charges-idUSTRE76P6KF20110726PAKISTANIslamist students terrorize Pakistan college campuses‚ÄéBradenton Herald - Alex Rodriguez - 23 Jul 2011The organization's clout illustrates...
  • MUSLIM MIGRANT Beats, Rapes North Dakota Woman While Chanting ‚ÄúAllahu Akbar‚ÄĚ (VIDEO)

    12/09/2015 3:37:51 PM PST · by amorphous · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9 Dec 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Abdulrahman Ali, a Somalian who arrived in America four years ago, is accused of sexually assaulting a gas station attendant in a bathroom at Gordy's Travel Plaza in Mapleton, North Dakota. After trying to kiss her, Ali allegedly forced the woman into the women's bathroom, locked the door behind him and started sexually molesting her while slapping and kicking the victim. When the woman tried to escape, Ali threw her against the wall. After law enforcement arrived, Ali refused to open the door, claiming that the victim was his wife. After police kicked in the door, the woman was found...
  • Trump on Gadhafi death:'Big deal. What do we get out of it?'

    10/20/2011 6:41:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Moammar Gadhafiís death is not enough for Donald Trump, who says the United States did not get enough for the kill. On his YouTube page on Thursday, the one-time prospective Republican presidential candidate said, ďSo the reports are that we caught Gadhafi. Big deal. What do we get out of it? They have the oil. The rebels would have given us everything if we had some leader that knew how to negotiate. The rebels were being routed four months ago ó absolutely routed by Gadhafi and his men.Ē Trump went on to lament the outcome as a missed opportunity and...
  • Islamists Targeted Bataclan Club in Paris Due to Jewish Owners ‚Äď 110 Dead

    11/14/2015 2:01:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Bataclan Theater was built in 1864 by the architect Charles Duval.Islamic terrorists may have targeted Bataclan Club in Paris Friday due to its Jewish owners.At least 100 people were slaughtered at Bataclan Friday by Islamic extremists.Hat Tip Dana LoeschIslamists wearing kaffiyehs protested the club in 2008 at a gala for Israeli Border Police.(video at link)Times of Israel reported: French magazine Le Point says the Bataclan theater has for years been the target of anti-Zionist groups as its Jewish owners often put on pro-Israel events.The publication quotes a member of the extremist group Army of Islam, who told French security...
  • The Benghazi Brief Ė Ghosts Beyond The Wire

    11/10/2014 9:17:17 AM PST · by kabar · 38 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | November 10, 2014 | Sundance
    Grab a cup of coffee because it’s a long read with over 350 citations and reference source links for confirmational material. We think you’ll get hooked and find 95% of your Benghazi questions answered. And if you can find a factual flaw I’ll buy the coffee.. SD The CIA and Intelligence community had stated earlier the biggest concern anyone held about arming the Libyan Rebels was the possibility those weapons might leave the Libyan conflict and travel to other locations where they would be used against our own soldiers. More and more evidence of this happening was growing. In 2011...
  • Corzine, O'Brien Charged in MF Global Collapse

    06/28/2013 9:04:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 28, 2013 | SCOTT PATTERSON , AARON LUCCHETTI and JAMILA TRINDLE
    Federal regulators on Thursday filed civil charges against former MF Global Holdings Ltd. Chief Executive Jon S. Corzine and a top lieutenant for overseeing the misuse of almost $1 billion in customer funds, saying Mr. Corzine "bears responsibility" for the New York commodities brokerage's 2011 demise. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's complaint cited conversations not previously disclosed purportedly showing Mr. Corzine played a more active role in the firm's activities than he had suggested in the past. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, comes as a new blow for Mr. Corzine, whose reputationóbuilt on a career as...
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/16/2015 2:17:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-16-15 | Joseph Klein
    Clinton's secret arms dealing -- and how it led to disaster in Libya. Hillary Clinton led the charge in the Obama administration to go to war in Libya. Her objective was to overthrow the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Not one to be deterred by opponents in the Pentagon and Congress to her reckless interventionist plans, Hillary decided to end-run them. Her State Department helped facilitate what Andrew P. Napolitano in his scathing article has called ¬ďHillary¬ís secret war.¬Ē When the secret war began to backfire, as arms ended up in the hands of anti-American jihadists, Hillary Clinton and other...
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/12/2015 5:57:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 11, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Fox News analyst and former judge Andrew Napolitano recently posted a Washington Times op-ed called "Hillary's Secret War," in which he declares with certainty that Hillary Clinton "provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful." Napolitano came to this conclusion after reading the transcript of an interview with a lawfully licensed American arms dealer named Marc Turi, as well as emails to and from the State Department and congressional officials while Hillary was Secretary of State. In 2011, Turi received approval from the Departments of State and Treasury...
  • Exclusive: New Emails on Secret Benghazi Weapons

    09/13/2015 12:06:35 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015 September 11 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    On the third anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attack, emails reviewed by Fox News raise significant questions about US government support for the secret shipment of weapons to the Libyan opposition.During the Spring of 2011, as the Obama administration ramped up efforts to topple the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a licensed American arms dealer, Marc Turi, his business partner formerly with the CIA, senior US military officials in Europe and Africa as well as a former staffer for republican Senator John McCain considered logistics for arming the rebels, according to the emails exclusively obtained by Fox Business and Fox News....
  • Obamaís Enforcer In Egypt

    07/19/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 19, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Enforcer In EgyptPosted By Matthew Vadum On July 19, 2013 @ 12:54 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments When Egyptians contemplate the abysmal failure of the Obama administration’s policies toward their country, they picture the face of the hapless American envoy to Egypt.U.S. Ambassador Anne W. Patterson, who has shamefully collaborated with the theocratic totalitarians of the Muslim Brotherhood, has continued to stand by Egypt’s Islamofascists even as they bring their nation ever closer to civil war. The Brotherhood refuses to accept the military-led ouster of its leader Mohammed Morsi as that...
  • The Intelligence Community Goes to War with the Obama Administration

    09/10/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.10.2015 - 12:30 PM | Noah Rothman
    The Intelligence Community Goes to War with the Obama Administration Noah Rothman | @noahcrothman 09.10.2015 - 12:30 PM By the middle of his second term in office, the intelligence community was said to be in full revolt against George W. Bushís administration. ďThe policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming, and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy,Ē said Tyler Drumheller, a former CIA officer in Europe, in a 2006 interview with ď60 Minutes.Ē He alleged that the White House ďchose to ignoreĒ information related to Iraqís WMD program in the run-up to war that...
  • 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...
  • Wisconsin's Walker promises to fight federal unions

    09/10/2015 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Scott Bauer
    EUREKA, Ill. (AP) ó Republican presidential contender Scott Walker promised to tackle union power at the federal level just like he did as governor in Wisconsin, saying in a fiery speech Thursday that he wants to "wreak havoc" on Washington. The governor chose Ronald Reagan's alma mater of Eureka College for a speech aimed at invigorating his flagging campaign less than a week before the second GOP debate. Walker spoke on the same stage where Reagan, as a freshman in 1928, gave a speech during a student strike, and his remarks were infused with references to the late president. Walker...
  • F.B.I. Tracking Path of Classified Email From State Dept. to Hillary Clinton

    08/14/2015 7:23:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14th, 2015 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON ó F.B.I. agents investigating Hillary Rodham Clintonís private email server are seeking to determine who at the State Department passed highly classified information from secure networks to Mrs. Clintonís personal account, according to law enforcement and diplomatic officials and others briefed on the investigation. To track how the information flowed, agents will try to gain access to the email accounts of many State Department officials who worked there while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the officials said. State Department employees apparently circulated the emails on unclassified systems in 2009 and 2011, and some were ultimately forwarded to Mrs....
  • As Multiple White House Lies About the Iran Deal Emerge,

    08/11/2015 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH; Big news from the Middle East about the Iran deal. It turns out that we were negotiating with the Iranians before Kerry was secretary of state. We were negotiating with the Iranians before the election of the "moderate" Rouhani. We were negotiating an Iranian nuke deal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when nobody knew what was happening. The Regime was telling us that they couldn't do anything 'cause Ahmadinejad was such a radical extremist goofball. We had to wait for a "moderate" to win, which was Rouhani, and after he did, that's when we got serious. It turns out none of...
  • Obama Signed Off on Iranís Right to Nuclear Program in Secret 2011 Talks

    08/11/2015 1:17:08 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8-10-15 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama approved of Iranís right to operate a nuclear program in 2011 during secret meetings with Iranian officials, according to new disclosures by Iranís Supreme Leader. The comments, made earlier this year by Ali Khamenei, dispute claims by the Obama administration that it only began talking to Iran after the election of President Hassan Rouhani. Khamenei revealed in a recent speech that talks began in secret with anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying former President Mahmoud Ahmadenejad. At this time, Obama told the Iranians he endorses Iranís right to have a nuclear program. ďThe issue of negotiating with the Americans is...
  • Flavor company that uses embryo cells hides partner company names

    07/15/2011 4:04:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/15/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    LARGO, Florida, July 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) ¬Ė A biomedical firm that uses fetal cell lines in flavor technology has removed from its website the names of organizations that use their products, according to the pro-life group Children of God for Life (COGFL). Senomyx has been called out by the organization for using HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney) cells in the research and development of their artificial flavor enhancers, despite a pro-life consumer backlash. Among Senomyx‚Äôs partnering companies is PepsiCo, which has been targeted for boycott based on its use of the flavor technology. In a recent response to customer letters, PepsiCo...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Late Saddam Hussein's Senior Aide

    07/09/2015 1:07:11 AM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies
    PMNNews Nigeria ^ | June 27, 2015
    Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, on Saturday said that the Iraqi security forces captured a leading figure in Saddam Husseinís Baath party in an operation based on intelligence reports. Al-Abadi said this in his address to a ceremony in Baghdad for the 146th anniversary of the Iraqi press. ďThe security forces managed to arrest the terrorist Abdul Karim al-Sadoun by the efforts of the Iraqi intelligence,Ē Abadi said. Abadi did not give further details about how or where the arrest took place, saying he preferred an official statement to declare the details later as interrogation was still underway. Al-Sadoun was...
  • Hillary Clinton: How much longer can she hide the truth?

    07/03/2015 12:20:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-2-15 | Andrew Napolitano
    In the course of my work at Fox News, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge, our chief intelligence correspondent, and Pamela Browne, our senior executive producer, I read the transcripts of an interview Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state. What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Clinton provided...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillaryís Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

    06/01/2015 4:16:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/1/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    And you thought Sidney Blumenthal was shady. Few people have heard of Cody Shearer, the unsanctioned diplomat, private eye, and Clinton flunky whose name surfaced in connection with the so-called intelligence reports Sidney Blumenthal was channeling to Hillary Clinton during her time at the State Department. But this shadowy fixture of the Clinton machine was everywhere in the 1990s ó including war-torn Bosnia, where he became the subject of a State Department investigation after he represented himself as an agent of the U.S. government and took cash from a genocidal warlord. Now evidence suggests Shearer, working with his partner Blumenthal,...
  • Police explode briefcase left for literary agent

    08/11/2011 3:07:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 8/11/11 | AP
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. ó A writer desperate to get a movie script read suffered the ultimate rejection Thursday when police blew up a briefcase he said contained the screenplay after an agent refused to read it, police said. The bizarre story was set in Beverly Hills, where a man visited the office of a literary agent and left behind a briefcase that he said contained a computer, police Sgt. Brad Cornelius said. The man left instructions for it to be delivered to someone at the business, who told another person in the office, "This guy's been kind of pestering me...
  • Wall Street and 5th Avenue Planned for Benghazi

    05/18/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Founders Code ^ | May 18, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Imagine a hotel room at the Plaza Hotel, shopping at Bloomingdales and dining at the Rainbow Room in Benghazi. Yes Benghazi, after all the most feared leader, Muammar Gaddafi is dead and all is calm after the attack on American interests in 2012. So, never let a good crisis go to waste. Libya had and has a deadly history where some elites had high aspirations for a new Libya. Trey Gowdy, the Chairman of the Benghazi Commission likely has some documented trails on Hillaryís future dreams for Libya, but you donít and should know even more of the story. Libya,...
  • Scott Walker blames Obama, Clinton for world violence - meets with family of Iranian hostage

    05/04/2015 11:59:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ashley Killough
    <p>Novi, Michigan(CNN)Gov. Scott Walker on Monday sought to use President Barack Obama's slipping popularity on foreign policy issues as a punching bag and sought to bolster his own credentials ahead of a likely presidential bid.</p> <p>Speaking in Novi, Michigan, the Wisconsin Republican rallied around the plight of a Michigan man who has been held hostage in Iran since 2011 and blasted Obama for failing to do enough on the missing man's behalf--as well as failing to ward off attacks by Islamic terrorists around the world.</p>
  • Terrorist attack survivors outraged by White House guest

    12/15/2011 5:09:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/14/11 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Survivors of a 1996 terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen are offendedthat an Iraqi official with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was welcomed to the White House this week. ďOutrage at the visit to the White House really doesnít describe what I feel,Ē said William M. Schooley, who survived the June 25, 1996, bombing of the Khobar Towers. ďI watched outstanding airmen die that night and witnessed horrific carnage. The survivors of Khobar Towers have been swept under the rug and now have received the greatest insult,Ē he added. The Washington Times first reported...
  • Rabbani, Iran's Islamic-fascist cleric heads 'Hezbollah, Quds and Islamization' in L. America

    10/16/2011 12:46:15 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies
    Face of evil: MOHSEN RABBANI The Islamic Shiite cleric active in Latin America since the early 1990s. Responsible for the 1992 and 1994 anti-Jewish massacres in Argentina. Wanted in that country†and by the†Interpol†for the crimes. Called for Israel to be "wiped off," in 1994. 'Chief' Islamic operator of Hezbollah - Quds activities of: Islamizaton --including 'recruting converts for Islam'-- and terror networks in Latin America, resides in Brazil. Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil - Pages 122-3Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman - Random House Digital, Inc., 2006 - History - 272 pagesThe man directly responsible for this cell-building...
  • FLASHBACK: When the Media Crowdsourced Sarah Palinís Emails (Compared to IRS & Lois Lerner)

    06/24/2014 3:14:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 24, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Those were the days. It was June, 2011. 24,000 pages of former Gov. Sarah Palinís emails were released by the state of Alaska. She had resigned as governor nearly two years before, and was by then a happy private citizen. The media were so interested in getting into every nook and cranny of those emails that they facilitated their release, and then crowdsourced processing them. The Guardian even published a guide. ďWe think itís important to get the documents out into the world as soon as possible and see what you think about them Ė just like we did with...
  • Hillary Clintonís State Dept. Blocked Terrorist Designation for Boko Haram

    05/08/2014 3:49:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | May 8, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    We must stand up to terrorism,Ē bleated Hillary Clinton a few days ago in a tweet expressing outrage against†BokoHaram, the jihadist organization that has abducted hundreds of young girls in Nigeria. Yet, when she was actually in a position to stand up to†Boko†Haramís†terrorism as secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton instead protected the group.At the†Daily Beast, Josh†Rogin†reports: The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the...