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  • The Kennedy Assassination Drove the Left Utterly Insane

    11/17/2013 1:06:31 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 103 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11-17-2013 | Sonny Bunch
    The Kennedy Assassination Drove the Left Utterly Insane BY: Sonny Bunch // November 17, 2013 12:57 pmLee Harvey Oswald, who was apparently driven to kill Kennedy because Republicans are mean, or something Via pretty much everyone in my Twitter feed, I ran across a remarkably silly piece in the New York Times this morning about “Dallas’ Role in Kennedy’s Murder.” It’s peppered with a sort of liberal self-loathing—James McAuley is taking to the newspaper of record to slag his ancestors and demonstrate to his peers that he is not like them no siree bob! as much as grapple with Dallas’...
  • Obama's Decision To Wait On Syria Reportedly Shocked US Forces

    09/04/2013 8:03:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2013 | Brian Jones
    Those tasked with executing the strike on Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria were reportedly shocked when U.S. President Barack Obama announced Saturday that he wanted to seek Congressional approval first, according to Chris Lawrence with CNN. "The tempo went from 'go-go-go' to nothing," an unnamed defense official told CNN. "We were standing multiple watches. Everyone was pretty sure it was going to happen." With U.S. destroyers and submarines moored off the coast of Syria, battle stations manned, and fingers on the trigger of hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles, Obama reportedly changed his mind Friday evening on executing the strike...
  • Obama doesn't need Congress to intervene in Syria

    08/26/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    AFP ^ | August 26, 2013
    US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress -- a process which has begun, according to both sides. "The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these conversations in the days ahead," Kerry said Monday in a strongly-worded statement on Syria.
  • Rand Paul: Terror Tuesdays in the White House dont constitute due process (video)

    05/27/2013 5:21:30 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 6 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/26/13 | David Freddoso
    Paul on Obama's drone assassination program: "You know, due process to most of us is a court of law, it's a trial by a jury. And right now, their process is him looking at some flash cards and a power point presentation on 'terror Tuesdays' in the White House. For a lot of us, that's not really due process."
  • Does Barack Obama Sing the Tiger Song?

    12/20/2008 8:26:34 PM PST · by Calpernia · 22 replies · 991+ views
    How many have heard of Nadhmi Auchi? Why are we not hearing more about him? Nadhmi Auchi was born in 1937. He is an Iraqi born British-resident and Britain's 22nd wealthiest individual. Nadhmi Auchi co-conspired with fellow Baathist Saddam Hussein in 1959 to assassinate then Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Qasim. Rezko and Obama are both financially connected to him. MSNBC reports that Nadhmi Auchi had helped Orascom (which owns Djezzy GSM), owned by Onsi Sawiris, gain a contract to set-up mobile phone networks in post-Saddam's Iraq. As per Orascom's annual report, page 65, Huawei Technologies is listed as a subsidiary...
  • Fidel Castro raped my teen-age daughter

    05/09/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    cuban-exile.com ^ | 5/2013 orig 1960
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fidel Castro Raped My Teen-Age Daughter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONFIDENTIAL MAY, 1960 p. 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Am American Mother's Terrifying Story "FIDEL CASTRO RAPED MY TEEN-AGE DAUGHTER" Lured to Cuban by Castro, Marita Lorenz, 18, was kidnapped [kidnaped], raped and then cruelly aborted! Page 19 By: Alice J. Lorenz [photo caption] Fidel Castro, Cuba's popular hero gives a victory salute to people. "NO, FIDEL! NO. Don't let them kill our babydon't let them kill our baby!" My daughter, Marita, white-faced and sobbing, cried uncontrollably into her pillow at Roosevelt Hospital, New York, on January 20, 1960. She was in a semicoma, emerging...
  • Graham, Paul split on U.S. drone strikes, impact of upcoming $85B spending cuts

    02/17/2013 3:44:04 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 6 replies
    Fox News | Feb 17 2013 | FNS
    op Senate Republicans disagreed Sunday over who should authorize drone strikes on Americans suspected of terrorism. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., affirmed his position that a federal court, not President Obama, should make the decision, while Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News Sunday that having a court decide would be the worst thing in the world. The issue of using unmanned aircraft, known as drones, has been a controversial issue since Americans learned last year that Obama was secretly and personally ordering such strikes. The issue returned to the forefront last week when the president agreed to give House and...
  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,869+ views
    typicallyspanish.com ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramn Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, Dont kill him! He must talk. Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • Kurdish activists' murder in Paris casts shadow over peace process in Turkey

    01/10/2013 1:31:37 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 Jan 2013 | Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Constanze Letsch in Istanbul
    On a busy road near Gare du Nord station in Paris, sandwiched between a Bengali grocery and a mobile phone shop, the green door of number 147 rue Lafayette did not stand out. There was no plaque to advertise the first-floor office of the Kurdistan information centre, where three female Kurdish activists had met on Wednesday afternoon. As their dead bodies were removed on stretchers on Thursday morning after what French authorities described as an execution-style killing ...
  • Egypt lawyer: Israel, US plotted protest shooting

    01/26/2012 4:39:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-26-12 | Maggie Michael
    CAIROThe United States and Israel plotted the killing of Egyptian protesters during last year's 18-day uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak, a lawyer for his former interior minister claimed Thursday. Lawyer Mohammed el-Gendi also accused security guards at the American University in Cairo of opening fire on protesters. The university's historical main building borders Tahrir Square, which was the focus of the anti-Mubarak revolt. El-Gendi is a lawyer for former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly. El-Adly, Mubarak, and four top security officers are being tried for complicity in the deaths of hundreds of protesters at the hands of security forces...
  • Top Tehran TV journalist wanted by FBI for 1980 murder in the US

    09/04/2009 5:54:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 517+ views
    TimesOnline - UK ^ | September 4, 2009
    An American fugitive, accused of murdering an aide to the late Shah of Iran in the United States, was made an editor of Irans English-language television network in Tehran. Hassan Abdulrahman, who is wanted by the FBI for shooting dead Ali Akbar Tabatabai in Maryland, worked for Irans flagship broadcaster Press TV, which has bureaus across the world, including London. A Press TV journalist who resigned in protest over the channels coverage of the apparently rigged Iranian election in June told The Times yesterday that Mr Abdulrahman was chief editor at the head office of the network. The journalist, who...
  • Encouraging Iran by doing nothing

    06/06/2012 7:05:49 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    WoPo ^ | May 28, 2012 | J. Rubin
    Encouraging Iran by doing nothing Washington Post (blog) - May 28, 2012 By Jennifer Rubin This is just the latest incident in Iran's war against the West, and against the United States specifically. Iran has facilitated deaths of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. It plotted to kill a Saudi diplomat on our soil. And now this. Does the Obama administration retaliate for these acts of aggression? No, and in fairness the Bush administration enacted no penalty either for the deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq or Afghanistan attributable to Iranian IEDs.
  • Obama Incompetence in Mid-East Rivals Carters in Iran

    09/20/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Despite repeated, self-serving claims by Obama officials that the Administration did everything it could to head off and then respond appropriately to the violence against American facilities in Libya and Egypt last week, their blunders in policy, intelligence and security illustrates an incompetence every bit as profound as exhibited by the administration of Jimmy Carter in Iran 33 years ago. It appears nothing has been learned in more than three decades; despite significant gains in technology available to the U.S. government during those intervening years. In 1979, the Carter Administration precipitously abandoned the Shah of Iran, Washingtons long-time and loyal...
  • Newspaper: Iran-linked operatives attempted to assassinate U.S., Israeli diplomats

    05/28/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    JTA ^ | May 28, 2012 | unattributed, Washington Post
    Operatives linked to Iran tried to kill foreign diplomats, including Israelis and Americans, in at least seven countries over 13 months, the Washington Post reported. New evidence uncovered by investigators in four countries linked the assassination attempts to either Iran-backed Hezbollah militants or operatives based inside Iran, the Post reported Monday, citing U.S. and Middle Eastern security officials. The officials reportedly said that the assassination attempts stopped in early spring, when Iran began to take a softer tone with the West. Shortly after, Iranian officials formally accepted a proposal to resume negotiations with six world powers on proposals to limit...
  • Ethical dilemmas with liberal bias in academia

    11/20/2005 2:05:35 PM PST · by gradgirl · 10 replies · 441+ views
    I am a graduate student at an unnamed public university in the western US. I recently encountered yet another example of how liberals are corrupting the institutional space where we are supposedly producing 'knowledge' by promoting lies disguised as facts. Specifics: We watched a film (produced 2000) called 'Lumumba' about the Congalese Prime Minister who was killed in 1961. Afterwards, a student (and it is worth noting that she is from another French-speaking African nation) gave a presentation about Patrice Lumumba in which she stated that his death had been ordered by President Eisenhower through the CIA. Upon hearing this...
  • LIBERALS TWEET FOR WALKER'S ASSASSINATION

    06/06/2012 9:57:58 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 48 replies
    Times 24/7 ^ | June 6, 2012
    Liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker: @DONTTouchTheFRO: They gonna JFK Scott Walker. Shoot his mfn head off BANG BANG!!! *chief keef voice*... @SeXXX_Symbol_: Somebody need to Abe Lincoln Scott Walker cave frog lookin ass. @realwesleywess: Someone from the NRA should shoot Scott Walker in the head @caleb_white: Scott walker will die within the next week ive already payed for the hit ... They are also threatening Gov. Walkers wife and son: @SwaggedTf_Out: NBS I Know What School Scott Walker Son Go To
  • The Power of Cool

    05/23/2012 5:51:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/23/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Barack Obama two years ago joked at the White House Correspondents Dinner that potential suitors of his two daughters might have to deal with Predator drones (But boys, dont get any ideas. Two words for you: Predator drones. You will never see it coming.), the liberal crowd roared. That failed macabre joke would have earned George W. Bush a week of headline condemnation from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Obama, in fact, has increased those judge/jury/executioner targeted assassinations tenfold during his tenure. But apparently, the combination of Obamas postracial cool and the video-game nature of such...
  • The Power of Cool - VDavidH

    05/24/2012 11:47:18 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 11 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 05 23 12
    When Barack Obama two years ago joked at the White House Correspondents Dinner that potential suitors of his two daughters might have to deal with Predator drones (But boys, dont get any ideas. Two words for you: Predator drones. You will never see it coming.), the liberal crowd roared. That failed macabre joke would have earned George W. Bush a week of headline condemnation from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Obama, in fact, has increased those judge/jury/executioner targeted assassinations tenfold during his tenure. But apparently, the combination of Obamas postracial cool and the video-game nature of such...
  • Assassinations (Hussein's gangland rub-outs) are a big hit again

    05/13/2012 5:03:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/12 | MATTHEW STEVENSON
    Assassinations are a big hit againBy MATTHEW STEVENSON | 5/10/12 9:33 PM EDT As a useful instrument of statecraft, assassination is somewhere between impressment (dragging sailors off neutral ships) and piracy (the poor mans defense appropriations). Nonetheless, the Obama administration has elevated the gangland rub-out into an article of faith what with predator drone strikes, CIA executive actions and no-fly zones, which usually include a few Tomahawks directed down the chimney at a dictators hideout. The romance with assassination is a legacy of World War II, when it was felt that if only someone had murdered Adolf Hitler (many...
  • FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only.

    03/08/2012 2:53:22 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 07, 2012 | | Catherine Herridge
    FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder's "three criteria" for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S. Pressed by House lawmakers about a recent speech in which Holder described the legal justification for assassination, Mueller, who was attending a hearing on his agency's budget, did not say without qualification that the three criteria could not be applied inside the U.S. "I have to go back. Uh, I'm not certain whether that was addressed or not," Mueller said...
  • Watching TV on my PC (vanity)

    12/17/2011 6:10:09 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Former Fetus
    Every so often I want to watch some TV program in my PC. Ok, it usually is football! When I google "this game lifestream" I usually get lots of sites from where I can download something for free that will allow me to watch the game. But I don't know anything about that site, how safe it is... Does any body have any recommendations? At least, does someone know how I can watch the Denver-New England game tomorrow? Thanks
  • TRR: Peaceniks Discover Big Boy Rules

    07/08/2011 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Robbins Report (The Washington Times) ^ | July 7, 2011 | James S. Robbins
    Give the good ship Juliano some props -- literally. The Swedish-flagged craft was in the Greek port of Piraeus as part of a flotilla seeking to challenge Israels naval security cordon around Gaza when, according to flotilla organizers, hostile divers destroyed the [ships] propeller house and cut the propeller shaft. It seems that someone one-upped the peaceniks attempt to create an international incident. They should count themselves lucky no-one was hurt. Last year nine demonstrators were killed when they attacked Israeli naval commandos boarding the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara. And there are more direct responses in more serious cases. In...
  • Following the Lead of Israel

    05/10/2011 4:57:07 PM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    netWMD Blog ^ | 5/10/11 | Fern Sidman
    ... In terms of vanquishing terrorism, targeted assassinations can be classified as a measured response in that they exclusively focus on actual perpetrators of militant attacks, while dramatically reducing collateral damage in terms of civilian and non-combatant casualties. In a 2010 article entitled "Targeted Killings Work" that appeared in Infinity Journal, the argument was made that targeted assassinations are a strategy that entails "limited force in support of policy" and that it has proven most successful. ...
  • Obama's US Assassination Program? Part 1

    07/27/2010 11:03:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies · 10+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/27/2010 | Chuck Norris
    Sound too conspiratorial to be true? Like the cover-up ops of spy novels? Well, it's reality. And it is possibly the most bizarre, inhumane and abusive way that the White House is expanding its power over the American people. It's not an extremist belief or theory of the far right. It's a fact that has been confirmed by The New York Times, The Washington Post and MSNBC and even documented by the far-left online magazine Salon.com. And it's the gravest nightmare of U.S. citizens and abandonment of our Constitution to date: a presidential assassination program in which U.S. citizens are...
  • Murder Foretold

    05/16/2009 8:42:21 PM PDT · by devere · 13 replies · 799+ views
    The Economist ^ | May 16th, 2009 | Staff
    IT COULD have been a scene from Gabriel Garca Mrquezs novella, Chronicle of a Death Foretold. But there was nothing magical about the realism of the video recorded by Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan lawyer, four days before he was shot dead on Sunday May 10th while cycling on a busy avenue. If you are hearing this message, he intoned, it is because I, Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano, was assassinated by the presidents private secretary, Gustavo Alejos, and his partner, Gregorio Valdez, with the approval of lvaro Colom and Sandra de Colom [Guatemalas president and first lady]. Political murders are sadly nothing...
  • This is How Much Salons Glenn Greenwald Hates America and How Stupid He Thinks His Readers Are

    06/26/2010 12:06:16 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 6 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 26, 2010 | David Swindle
    Id like everyone whose mind is unclouded by the radical hatred of America to read these two paragraph from the Washington Times in which Eli Lake interviews Terrorism adviser John Brennan. Brennan says: Dozens of Americans have joined terrorist groups and are posing a threat to the United States and its interests abroad, the presidents most senior adviser on counterterrorism and homeland security said Thursday. . . . There are, in my mind, dozens of U.S. persons who are in different parts of the world, and they are very concerning to us, said John O. Brennan, deputy White House national...
  • Consular Bomb Raises Concerns

    04/12/2010 4:23:13 PM PDT · by AuntB · 3 replies · 250+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | April 12, 2010 | NICHOLAS CASEY
    An attack over the weekend on the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the second against U.S. government employees on the Mexican border in less than a month, highlights the mounting safety risks to U.S. outposts in the area ... Late Friday evening, unknown attackers threw a bomb onto the patio of the consulate. The blast shattered windows, but occurred after hours and injured no one... Mexican authorities are investigating. The bomb came less than a month after a grisly attack on people associated with the Ciudad Jurez consulate, which left three people dead. On March 12, hit men chased...
  • Mexican senators call upon U.S. to share responsibility

    03/19/2010 8:22:51 AM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies · 663+ views
    National Assn.of former border patrol agents ^ | Mar. 18, 2010 | Nafbpo M3 Foreign news report
    Wednesday, 3/17/10 Correo (Leon, Guanajuato) 3/15/10 Mexican senators call on U.S. to share responsibility Gustavo Madero and Carlos Navarrete are the leaders of the PAN & PRD party factions, respectively, in the Mexican Senate. They now call upon the United States to assume part of the responsibility for the death of three persons linked to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. Navarrete, who is also President of the Senate, said that he trusted that President Obamas indignation will help the latter to understand that serious condition, that our country is infested with North American arms, and added that the assassins...
  • A Deliberate act of Terrorism - Mexico

    03/16/2010 9:46:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies · 658+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | Mar. 16, 2010 | TheTownCrier
    By now, most of us have heard about the coordinated assassinations of our government consulate representatives in Mexico, only yards from our border as they frantically tried to escape the killers. We have yet to hear of any of our elected officials speaking out against this most recent outrage, except to be told our president is 'outraged'. On CBS news last night, Mexican security analyst, Alberto Islas put it this way, "It was a deliberate act of terrorism." He is exactly right. Our friends with the National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents, who translate the daily news for us...
  • 'Israel waging war of assassinations'

    02/13/2010 11:24:18 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 36 replies · 984+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 13, 2010 | JPost.com Staff
    Israel is conducting a secret war, assassinating top officials in Hamas and Hizbullah in order to hamper the terror groups communications with their backer Iran, the London-based Times reported Saturday. There has been growing co-operation between Gaza and Iran. Israel can read the writing on the wall and they know that with the help of Iran, the Hamas government in Gaza will become stronger and will fight better. But Israel is overstepping their boundaries. Other countries dont want to become a killing field for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the paper quotes an unnamed Palestinian official in Ramallah as saying. The official...
  • Book links JFK murder to killing of RFK and MLK

    01/10/2009 12:11:06 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 84 replies · 1,818+ views
    Philly .com ^ | January 8, 2008
    new, heavily researched book on John F. Kennedy's murder and its investigation sees links with a bagful of sensational stories, including the killing of Martin Luther King Jr. The links connect with the main contention in "Legacy of Secrecy/The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination" (Counterpoint, 848 pages, $33), by Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann, that the assassination was engineered by Carlos Marcello, longtime Mafia boss in New Orleans.
  • "FITNA" -- IT'S NOT LIKE MUSLIMS EVER OFFENDED ANYONE

    04/09/2008 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 199+ views
    GrasstopsUSA.com ^ | April 7, 2008 | Don Feder
    It's important for Muslims to keep reminding us that there is absolutely, positively no relationship between Islam and violence. Otherwise it's easy to forget. The latest excuse for Islamic bonhomie is the documentary "Fitna" by Geert Wilders. In the 15-minute film, showing on YouTube and other Internet sites, the Dutch MP says that far from getting Islam wrong, terrorists understand their religion only too well. "Fitna" (Arabic for "upheaval" or "ordeal") has verses from the Koran -- which Wilders calls a "fascist book" -- artfully interspersed with scenes of carnage from 9/11 and the March, 2004 Madrid train bombing, as...
  • Guns don't kill presidents, Democrats do.

    01/01/2008 8:36:16 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 4 replies · 195+ views
    ModernConservative ^ | 1 January 2008 | Christopher Cook
    Guns don't kill presidents, Democrats do.Politically motivated presidential assassinations come from only one side of the political spectrum.By Christopher Cook Sara Jane Moore, who attempted to assassinate President Ford, has been released from prison. The caption under her photo reads... "Sara Jane Moore, shown here in a photo from 1975, said she was blinded by her radical political views at the time, convinced that the government had declared war on the left." We have been pointing out for a long time that political violence is part of the left's stock and trade, and that political violence perpetrated by Republicans is...
  • Ex-agent says U.S. ignored WMD sites (politics, fear got in way)

    08/05/2006 9:18:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,492+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/5/06 | WorldNetDaily
    Dave Gaubatz A former U.S. federal agent and counter-terrorism specialist deployed to Iraq before the war says he waged a three-year, unsuccessful battle to get officials to search four sites where he believes the former Saddam regime buried weapons of mass destruction. Dave Gaubatz, an Arabic linguist who now serves as chief investigator with the Dallas County Medical Examiner, told his story to Ryan Mauro of WorldThreats.com. Gaubatz said the suspected sites have never been searched by the Iraq Survey Group, the fact-finding mission dispatched by the U.S.-led multinational force. Two sites are within the city limits of Nasariyah,...
  • A President Felled by an Assassin and 1880s Medical Care

    07/28/2006 2:25:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,363+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 25, 2006 | AMANDA SCHAFFER
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Garfield lingered on his deathbed for 80 days, attended by doctors who disagreed on his treatment, and by his wife and daughter. Even Alexander Graham Bell tried to help locate the bullet that was lodged in the president. Correction Appended WASHINGTON Three vertebrae, removed from the body of President James A. Garfield, sit on a stretch of blue satin. A red plastic probe running through them marks the path of his assassins bullet, fired on July 2, 1881. The vertebrae form the centerpiece of a new exhibit, commemorating...
  • 38.5 Seconds at Blair House (Book review, FR mentioned)

    03/11/2006 4:12:54 AM PST · by jocon307 · 10 replies · 459+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 03/10/2006 | Lawrence Henry
    American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman and the Shoot-Out That Stopped It by Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr. The firearms finikins at freerepublic.com, and they are legion, favor one writer above all others for gun lore and gun adventure. Stephen Hunter, author of novels including The Master Sniper (1980), The Day Before Midnight (1989), Point of Impact (1993), and Havana (2003), has been for more than two decades the film critic of what his freeper fans generally call "The Washington Compost," in which position he has won a Pulitzer Prize (and published Violent Screen, a collection of...
  • Freep this al-Jazeera Poll (Syria guilty of Lebanon explosions? Syrians are voting!)

    12/16/2005 8:10:13 AM PST · by winner3000 · 16 replies · 435+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 12/16/2005 | Al Jazeera
    Al-Jazeera has set up this poll about whether you think that Syria is guilty of the explosions in Lebanon. The page is in arabic! The poll is on the right hand side of the page (arabic goes from right to left), right above the last advertisement on the page (the poll is in the middle of the page so you need to scroll down a little). The Syrians have been voting No (second choice) and therefore Lebanese are losing 55 to 45. You know what to do...
  • US Held Secret Meetings with Taleban in 1998

    08/21/2005 8:22:14 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 15 replies · 628+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 20 August 2005 | Staff
    Declassified documents reveal the U.S. State Department held secret meetings with top Taleban officials in 1998 and discussed assassinating or expelling al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden from Afghanistan. Documents declassified Thursday show diplomatic efforts between Washington and the Taleban rulers took place a few months after deadly terrorist bombings at U.S. Embassies in Africa. That also places the meetings nearly three years before the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The documents show that a diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan met with a top aide to Taleban leader Mullah Omar twice in late 1998. During the...
  • Iraqi scientists silenced (Iraq WMDs)

    04/10/2004 7:49:41 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 16 replies · 761+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Published April 9, 2004 | Editorial
    <p>In the year since Saddam Hussein was deposed, insurgents have killed nine former Iraqi weapons officials. All had been questioned by the Iraq Survey Group (ISG); at least two had been cooperating with it. Last October, ISG head David Kay said that one scientist was killed because "he was engaged in discussions with us." The most recent victim was Majid Hussein Ali, a well-known nuclear scientist. He took two bullets to the back in February.</p>
  • Red Brigades suspects to be tried

    10/20/2004 10:57:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 255+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | October 20 2004
    A judge has ordered 17 suspected members of Italy's Red Brigades militant group to stand trial next year, on charges including murder. Five suspects will be tried for the murder of a Labour ministry consultant shot dead in 1999. They include Nadia Lioce, already in jail for murdering a police officer. The ultra-left Red Brigades terrorised Italy during the 1970s and 80s, with a wave of attacks and bombings blamed for killing 415 people. Most of their leaders were eventually arrested and sentenced to long prison terms. Shoot-out But the group re-emerged with the murder of consultant Massimo d'Antona in...
  • UNESCO Remembers Assassinated Journalists

    02/17/2005 9:25:34 AM PST · by Zacs Mom · 2 replies · 412+ views
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ^ | on going | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    This page is dedicated to journalists who were assassinated in the exercise of their profession. It remembers their contribution to freedom of expression, democracy and peace. UNESCO encourages press freedom and campaigns for greater safety of media professionals. UNESCO is the only United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom. Article 1 of its Constitution requires the Organization to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion,...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • Jihad in New Jersey

    01/19/2005 12:26:29 PM PST · by Palladin · 177 replies · 2,803+ views
    Mullenax News ^ | Monday 17th of January 2005 09:17 AM MST | Judson Cox
    Jihad in New Jersey By Judson Cox Monday 17th of January 2005 09:17 AM MST Yesterday, Hossam Armanious, his wife Amal Garas and their daughters, Monica (8) and Sylvia (15) were found murdered in their New Jersey home. The reason this family was so brutally murdered appears to be that they were outspoken critics of Islam. The family was bound and tortured, before their throats were slit in accord with the instructions for executing nonbelievers, as detailed in the Koran: (47:4) "Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers, smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind...
  • MPAC's 'Support' of American Efforts Against Terrorism - (Muslim Public Affairs Council's Hypocrisy)

    12/15/2004 2:42:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 448+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2004 | RACHEL NEUWIRTH
    Salam al-Marayati, the executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), represents himself and his organization as stalwart opponents of terrorism who are actively working with the FBI and California law enforcement agencies to combat it. At a joint press conference with representatives of the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department on October 14 of this year, Marayati waxed expansive and almost poetic in his glowing account of his organizations cooperation with law enforcement agencies in the war against terrorism. MPAC has announced a National Anti-Terrorism Campaign, and is holding its 4th annual conference (see its poster here)...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • FBI verifies Kerry at 'assassination summit' ( March 23, 2004)

    10/31/2004 8:12:40 AM PST · by Calpernia · 37 replies · 1,744+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 23, 2004 | By Scott Stanley Jr.
    News management may have reached an embarrassing low in the Los Angeles Times for March 23 where an article by staff writer John M. Glionna purports to offer selections from the FBI file on soon-to-be Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry, who was under surveillance by the G-Men as a member of the executive board of the pro-Viet Cong Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Presenting items from 50 documents carefully selected from what it reported were 14 boxes of related government papers 12 feet high, the Times confirmed from the FBI and other witnesses that Kerry had resigned from the...
  • Nation and Assassination in the Middle East

    10/18/2004 10:27:15 AM PDT · by forty_years · 439+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 18, 2004 | Martin Kramer
    Until modern times, there existed no form of legitimacy in the Middle East outside of Islam. Rulers ruled in the name of God; assassins struck them down in the name of God. The assassinations of the early caliphs and the struggle between the Sunni rulers and the Assassins in the Middle Ages took precisely this form: each side claimed to act in accord with divine will, revealed in divine texts. Religion played a crucial role in the rationale of assassination, but it also played a crucial role in the rationale of government, law, and warfareindeed, of everything. This invocation of...
  • PROPHET OF DOOM: ISLAM'S TERRORIST DOGMA IN MUHAMMAD'S OWN WORDS

    10/16/2004 1:07:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 2,953+ views
    PROPHET OF DOOM.COM ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2004 | CRAIG WINN
    Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammed's Own Words Islam rises and falls on Muhammad. He is the religion's sole prophet, Islams solitary example, Allahs lone conduit. Without Muhammad, Allah, the Quran, and Islam would be unknown. Yet the picture the Islamic scriptures paint of this man is not flattering; his words arent believable. According to the Quran and Hadith, Muhammad was a thief, rapist, and terrorist. Its hardly the example youd want your neighbor to emulate. Muhammad, Allah, Mecca, and the formation of Islam are completely unknown to secular history. All we know of them is derived from the Quran and...
  • City alert in threat to Bush

    09/21/2004 6:27:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 1,957+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 21, 2004 | MICHELE McPHEE and LEO STANDORA
    The Secret Service clamped down on midtown last night to protect President Bush from a possible assassin armed with a hunting rifle. Lawrence Ward, 59, left his upstate New York home Wednesday with a .30-30 lever-action hunting rifle in the trunk of his car, telling a neighbor, "I'm not coming back." Inside his house in Bainbridge was a picture of Bush with the words "Dead Man" spray-painted near it, law enforcement authorities said. Bush was in town for a fund-raiser at the Sheraton New York before speaking today at the UN General Assembly. The Secret Service deemed Ward, a software...
  • Osama bin Laden calls for attacks

    08/12/2004 11:52:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 983+ views
    ABS-CBNNEWS ^ | 8/13/04
    ISLAMABAD - Osama bin Laden has called for attacks on targets in the United States and Britain, Pakistani intelligence officials said on Wednesday, but it was not clear if his appeal was accompanied by more detailed orders. "Osama has given the go ahead to target important places and personalities in the U.S., U.K. and Pakistan," one Pakistani intelligence source said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said bin Laden's order emerged during the interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in Pakistan caught in a month-long crackdown that has dealt the network a major blow. One of at least three top...