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  • Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio

    08/14/2017 8:08:57 AM PDT · by cll · 22 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 8/13/17 | Patricia Mazzei
    One of Venezuela’s most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fervent critic of the South American country’s government, according to intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month. Though federal authorities couldn’t be sure at the time if the uncorroborated threat was real, they took it seriously enough that Rubio has been guarded by a security detail for several weeks in both Washington and Miami. Believed to be behind the order: Diosdado Cabello, the influential former military chief and lawmaker from the ruling socialist party who has publicly feuded with Rubio. At...
  • AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

    08/19/2019 9:28:03 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 14 replies
    www.apnews.com ^ | 19 Aug 19 | hapnHal
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The Associated Press. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month in Caracas with someone who is in close contact with the Trump administration, said the official. A second meeting is in the works but has not yet taken place. The AP is withholding the intermediary’s name...
  • The forgotten assassination of MLK’s mother Alberta King in 1974

    01/20/2020 12:16:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    face2faceafrica.com ^ | October 12, 2019 | MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR
    The sad event occurred on June 30, 1974, about six years after her son was killed. It was a Sunday, and Mrs King and her family were at their Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., which was headed by her husband, Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. King Sr. was not at church that day. Mrs. King was reportedly elated that she would be playing a new organ the church had just received. In front of about 500 congregants, the 69-year-old began playing the organ for the Lord’s Prayer while the congregation bowed their heads in prayer. That was when the...
  • According to the AIVD, Iran is behind two political murders in the Netherlands

    01/08/2019 6:09:44 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Teller Report ^ | January 08 2019 | Nu.nl
    Iran is according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs behind two murders committed on Dutch territory. The murders took place in 2015 and 2017. Iran is according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs behind two murders committed on Dutch territory. The murders took place in 2015 and 2017. The ministry says this Tuesday on the basis of information from the AIVD and foreign intelligence services. The murders are partly the reason for the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Tuesday against two Iranian persons and the Iranian military intelligence service. The liquidations were also the reason that in June...
  • Video: James O’Keefe of Project Veritas Releases His Second Bombshell – Secret Service Notified Over POTUS Assassination Concern

    01/15/2020 9:57:11 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 38 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 01.15.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Yesterday James O’Keefe from Project Veritas dropped the first of many bombshells for 2020. Today he is back with more. O’ Keefe released his second bombshell and tweeted that he notified the secret service over POTUS assassination concern.
  • Defector Testifies Against Terror Suspect

    01/31/2004 3:14:47 PM PST · by Lessismore · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 30.01.2004
    Mzoudi was a liaison to al Qaeda, witness said. A man claiming to be a former Iranian spy testified Friday that Abdelghani Mzoudi, the second man to be tried for an alleged role in the Sept. 11 attacks, was involved in the preparations to hit the World Trade Center. The witness, who goes by the alias Hamid Reza Zakeri, took the stand at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg and claimed that Mzoudi, was "responsible for part of the organization" of the suicide attacks that destroyed the twin towers in New York and damaged the Pentagon. Zakeri testified Mzoudi...
  • Iran Has Terrorists Embedded Inside The United States And Across Our Border

    01/07/2020 5:09:19 AM PST · by gattaca · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 7, 2020 | Todd Bensman
    So long as the world is entertaining worst-case scenarios, the media does Americans no favors in omitting that Iran-Hezbollah has for years prepared to strike in their own hometowns. Weirdly absent from much of the professional speculation about where and how Iran will exact its promised “severe revenge” for the U.S. drone strike killing of Quds Force Gen. Qassem Suleimani is mention of the dead man’s highly suggestive hint. During a time of intense saber rattling between Iran and President Donald Trump in July 2018, Suleimani gave a speech during which he called out the American president: “Mr. Gambler, Trump!...
  • FLASHBACK: Israel Planned to Kill Soleimani

    01/04/2020 10:27:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    President Donald Trump gave the order to kill Iran's Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani a few days ago following a Hazbollah mob's attacks on the United States' embassy in Baghdad. Now that Soleimani is dead, we're learning that this isn't the first opportunity a nation has had to kill the Iranian terrorist. According to a January 2018 report from the Israel newspaper Haaretz, leaders in Israel were prepared to kill Soleimani back in 2015 but the Obama administration put an end to the plan. Just as Israel was "on the verge" of killing Soleimani, the Obama administration alerted Iranian officials...
  • The Palmer Raids: America’s Forgotten Reign of Terror

    01/04/2020 4:06:04 AM PST · by gattaca · 90 replies
    FEE ^ | January 3, 2020 | Lawrence W. Reed
    The raids constituted a horrific, shameful episode in American history, one of the lowest moments for liberty since King George III quartered troops in private homes. Friday, January 3, 2020 Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en) Lawrence W. Reed Lawrence W. Reed Politics History Woodrow Wilson First Amendment Communism World War I Police State Exactly a hundred years ago this morning—on January 3, 1920—Americans woke up to discover just how little their own government regarded the cherished Bill of Rights. During the night, some 4,000 of their fellow citizens were rounded up and jailed for what amounted, in...
  • 1919: Betrayal and the Birth of Modern Liberalism - Disillusionment with Woodrow Wilson...

    11/24/2009 7:19:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,969+ views
    City Journal ^ | 22 November 2009 | Fred Siegel
    Disillusionment with Woodrow Wilson changed the American Left forever. In 1916, German saboteurs destroyed Black Tom Island in New York Harbor.Click for Bettmann/Corbis pic. Today’s state-oriented liberalism, we are often told, was the inevitable extension of the pre–World War I tradition of progressivism. The progressives, led by President Woodrow Wilson, placed their faith in reason and the better nature of the American people. Expanded government would serve as an engine of popular goodwill to soften the harsh rigors of industrial capitalism. Describing the condition of his fellow intellectuals prior to World War I, Lewis Mumford exclaimed that “there was scarcely...
  • Teaching at Princeton — with blood on his hands (Seyed Hossein Mousavian)

    01/01/2020 11:12:56 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 31 2019 | Reza Behrouz and Peter Kohanloo
    Seyed Hossein Mousavian is an ex-Iranian diplomat whose tenure in Germany coincided with the regime’s assassination of four dissidents on German soil. Yet he currently lives in comfort in the United States. Does he belong here? That’s the question raised by a number of prominent Iranian-Americans in a recent letter to Attorney General Bill Barr. The details are grim. Late evening on Sept. 17, 1992, four men were dining together in the backroom of the Mykonos restaurant, a Greek eatery in central Berlin. They were Iranian exiles who had gathered to meet a prominent Kurdish opponent of the Tehran regime....
  • Exclusive: Quds Force commander visited Moscow, met Russian leaders in defiance of sanctions

    08/06/2015 1:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2015 | By Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The shadowy Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani recently visited Moscow to meet with senior Russian leaders, according to two Western intelligence sources, despite a travel ban and U.N. Security Council resolutions barring him from leaving Iran. On July 24, one week before State Secretary John Kerry testified to Senate Armed Services Committee and faced questions about the newly struck nuclear deal, Soleimani arrived in Moscow for meetings with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and President Vladimir Putin. It was not immediately clear what the Iranian leader discussed, but the revelation comes as the United Nations and European Union arms...
  • Basra - Gunmen kill senior judge in southern Iraq

    02/12/2005 12:45:27 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 258+ views
    Reuters | February 12, 2005
    BASRA, Iraq, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen assassinated a senior judge in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, a Reuters witness and doctors said. Video footage showed the body of the judge, Taha al-Amiri, lying in a hospital mortuary following the attack. Witnesses said his vehicle was stopped by four masked gunmen as he drove through the centre of Basra, Iraq's second largest city, in the far south of the country. Two of the gunmen got out and opened fire, killing the judge instantly. His driver was wounded in the attack. It is the second assassination...
  • Tsvangirai grandson dies in pool

    04/05/2009 6:57:51 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 10 replies · 1,084+ views
    BBC ^ | 5 April 2009 | BBC
    The death of the child, Sean, comes less than a month after Mr Tsvangirai's wife Susan died in a car crash.
  • Canadian firm accuses Zimbabwe opposition leader of plotting to kill Mugabe

    02/13/2002 10:45:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 340+ views
    dailynews.yahoo.com ^ | February 13, 2002 | RAVI NESSMAN, AP
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader was involved in a plot to assassinate or overthrow Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, a consulting firm with ties to Mugabe's government claimed Wednesday. An official at Dicksen & Madson said he secretly taped a meeting with Morgan Tsvangirai, president of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, where they discussed removing Mugabe from power. Tsvangirai was apparently unaware of the firm's connection to the government. The grainy footage was broadcast on Australian television Wednesday night. Tsvangirai told The Associated Press the tape was "contrived." He refused to comment further, but opposition spokesman ...
  • Government propaganda blitz on Mugabe assasination plot puzzles voters in Zimbabwe

    02/20/2002 12:03:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 238+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | February 20, 2002 | ANGUS SHAW, AP
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Government claims that the opposition leader plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe have left many Zimbabweans puzzled about how they should vote in next month's hard-fought presidential elections. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has vehemently denied claims his party, the Movement for Democratic Change approached a Canadian political consultancy to arrange a hit. Voters like Caleb Dambiti said the nonstop coverage of the alleged assassination plan in the state-run media has perplexed him. "I don't know what to believe any more. If he did it, why isn't he in jail?" Dambiti said. Mugabe himself, campaigning for the ...
  • Zimbabwe diamond deals exposed (Mugabe's Corrupt Party)

    02/23/2002 9:44:41 PM PST · by Shermy · 10 replies · 521+ views
    Zimbabwe Independent ^ | February 22, 2002 | Vincent Kahiya
    SENIOR Zanu PF politicians and members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces have with the help of Canadian lobbyists Dickens & Madson turned Zimbabwe into a hub for trade in "blood" diamonds illegally brought into the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it emerged this week. The Zimbabwe Independent has been told how gemstones from the DRC have been laundered to line the pockets of Zanu PF big-wigs. American international diamond buyer, John Marsischky, managing director of gemstones company Flashes of Color, revealed in an interview this week that Dickens & Madson, the company which last week claimed it ...
  • Mandela's defender on case in Zimbabwe

    02/25/2003 2:30:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 101+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | February 25, 2003 | Geoff Hill
    <p>JOHANNESBURG - In 1963, lawyer George Bizos saved anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela from the gallows, and Mr. Mandela went on to become president of South Africa. Forty years later, he is defending Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on a capital charge of plotting to kill President Robert Mugabe.</p>
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • The Assassination of William Goebel

    11/04/2019 3:30:55 PM PST · by NRx · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-04-2019 | The History Guy
    On January 30, 1900, William Goebel was walking to the Old Sate Capitol in Frankfurt, Kentucky, to meet with the legislature regarding the results of a contested gubernatorial election. As he reached the stairs to the building, a shot rang out. The story of the only sitting governor in United States' history to be assassinated is history that deserves to be remembered.