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  • Who Helped Snowden Steal State Secrets? (Read all)

    06/29/2013 8:08:28 AM PDT · by yoe · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 29, 2013 | Edward Jay Epstein
    In March 2013, when Edward Snowden sought a job with Booz Allen Hamilton at a National Security Agency facility in Hawaii, he signed the requisite classified-information agreements and would have been made well aware of the law regarding communications intelligence. Section 798 of the United States Code makes it a federal crime if a person "knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States" any classified information concerning communication intelligence. [snip] Before taking the job in Hawaii, Mr....
  • 'Widespread sniper fire' as death toll soars in Iraq protests (Please pray for Iraqi protesters)

    10/05/2019 2:27:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    france24.com ^ | 10/5/19 | Simona Foltyn.
    The toll from four days of violent unrest in Iraq rose to 72 killed and hundreds more wounded, police and medics said on Saturday, as authorities lifted a days-long curfew in Baghdad that protesters had defied. FRANCE 24's correspondent Simona Foltyn has the details. More than 3,000 people have also been injured since the protests against chronic unemployment, poor public services and widespread corruption erupted in the capital on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. Rights activists said police snipers shot at protesters on Friday, escalating violent tactics used by the security forces that have included live fire, tear gas and water...
  • Hezbollah Refrained from Assassinating Obama Because Iraq's President Was Standing Next to Him

    09/25/2019 2:05:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    MEMRI ^ | September 17, 2019 | Hashem Al-Kindi:
    September 17, 2019 Clip No. 7493 Iraqi Researcher Hashem Al-Kindi: Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades Refrained from Assassinating Obama Because Iraq's President Was Standing Next to Him Hashem Al-Kindi, an Iraqi researcher who works with the Al-Hadaf Research Center, said in a September 17, 2019 interview on Al-Diyar TV (Iraq) that dozens of operations against U.S. targets in Iraq that the Islamic resistance in Iraq had planned to carry out have been canceled because of the presence of Iraqi civilians and "out of respect for Iraq's sovereignty." He claimed that in 2009, the Hezbollah Brigades had even identified U.S. President Barack Obama...
  • The first global city: High in the Andes, Potosí supplied the world with silver [tr]

    08/01/2019 7:03:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Aeon ^ | July 30, 2019 | Adam W
    In 1678, a Chaldean priest from Baghdad reached the Imperial Villa of Potosí, the world’s richest silver-mining camp and at the time the world’s highest city at more than 4,000 metres (13,100 feet) above sea level. A regional capital in the heart of the Bolivian Andes, Potosí remains – more than three and a half centuries later – a mining city today. Its baroque church towers stand watch as ore trucks rumble into town, hauling zinc and lead ores for export to Asia. Elias al-Mûsili – or Don Elias of Mosul, as he was known – arrived in 17th-century Potosí...
  • Trump: If Iran wants to be fight, that will be the end of them

    05/19/2019 1:45:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/19 | Elad Benari
    ...Trump on Sunday warned Iran not to threaten his country. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” he tweeted.
  • Trump says war will mean 'official end of Iran,' warns 'never threaten the United States again'

    05/19/2019 2:59:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain |
    President Trump fired a social media broadside at the Iranian regime Sunday afternoon, vowing that war between Washington and Tehran would result in "the official end of Iran" before warning, "[n]ever threaten the United States again!" Trump tweeted hours after a rocket landed less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the first such attack since September. An Iraqi military spokesman told reporters the rocket appeared to have been fired from east Baghdad, which is home to several Iran-backed Shiite militias. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have risen in recent weeks after the...
  • KATYUSHA ROCKET FALLS NEAR U.S. EMBASSY IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD, NO INJURIES

    05/19/2019 11:24:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 60 replies
    Reuters, Jerusalem Post ^ | May 19 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    BAGHDAD - A Katyusha rocket reportedly fell in central Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday night, Iraq military personnel announced. "A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses or causalties, further details will come later," the military said in a statement.
  • State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Iraq posts

    05/15/2019 2:50:23 AM PDT · by blueplum · 50 replies
    NBC news via MSN ^ | 15 May 2019 | Phil Helsel
    The U.S. State Department has ordered "non-emergency U.S. government employees" to leave its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil. "The U.S. government's ability to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq is extremely limited," the department said in statement early Wednesday. It has also warned citizens about traveling to Iraq. The U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Sunday tweeted that it was advising "all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in Iraq and the requirement to remain vigilant."
  • Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Baghdad amid rising tensions with Iran

    05/07/2019 4:03:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2019 | Carol Morello
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a sudden, unscheduled trip to Baghdad on Tuesday, as an aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers headed to the Middle East amid warnings that Iran was contemplating an attack on U.S. troops in the region. The surprise visit came after Pompeo abruptly canceled a trip to Germany, where he was scheduled to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. The State Department initially said only that the change was made because “pressing issues” had arisen. Pompeo’s visit to Baghdad, which followed an Arctic Council meeting in Finland, took on an air...
  • The Sack Of Baghdad In 1258 – One Of The Bloodiest Days In Human History

    02/21/2019 4:45:37 AM PST · by vannrox · 48 replies
    War History Online ^ | 15feb19 | Jay Hemmings
    The Sack Of Baghdad In 1258 – One Of The Bloodiest Days In Human History MEDIEVALFeb 15, 2019 Jay Hemmings   SHARE:FacebookTwitter When we think of the darkest, most bloody days of human history, our minds inevitably turn to the horrors of modern warfare. We think of battles like The Somme in WW1, or Stalingrad or Leningrad in WW2, or murderous regimes like Pol Pot’s or Hitler’s.As bloody and brutal as these events were, they were often spread over periods of weeks, months, or years. Their huge death tolls accumulated over time.However, when talking about the biggest loss of life...
  • White House sought military strike against Iran

    01/14/2019 1:50:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Rappler ^ | January 14, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    <p>The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq last year, sparking concern at the Pentagon and State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, January 13.</p> <p>The report said the move came after a mortar attack launched by an Iran-linked group on the Baghdad diplomatic quarters home to the US embassy in September. No one was hurt by the shells, which landed in an open lot.</p>
  • Iraq: former Miss Baghdad shot dead for violating Sharia modesty rules

    10/01/2018 1:51:48 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 10/01/2018 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Iraqi social media star and model Tara Fares has been shot dead in Baghdad….The former Miss Baghdad, and first runner-up for Miss Iraq, was killed on Thursday after gunmen opened fire on her Tara was a Christian and “famous for her bold clothing and posts on social media.” Those attributes sealed her fate, along with that of other women in her country who fly in the face of the Sharia, such as the human rights activist, Suaad al-Ali, who “was shot and killed in an outdoor market by an unknown gunman” two days before. Last month, “two well-known women in...
  • Iran Warns of New 'War' As It Boosts Ties With Syria, Iraq and Lebanon

    04/20/2018 1:17:52 AM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 18 Apr 2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Iran's supreme leader warned top officials Wednesday that their country was facing threats of espionage and subversion from foreign foes who sought to undermine the Islamic Republic and its increasingly large sphere of influence in the Middle East. {snip} Iran has also shored up its relations with neighboring Iraq, where a 2003 U.S. invasion installed a Shiite Muslim government much friendlier to Iran and spurred a Sunni Muslim insurgency that ultimately helped to form ISIS... With ISIS largely defeated, these paramilitary fighters were made official members of the country's armed forces and they have threatened to expel the U.S. military...
  • Iraq reacts to Erdogan for Shengal: “We won’t allow it!”(Baghdad)

    03/22/2018 11:37:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 22 Mar 2018, 10:12 | ANF BAGHDAD
    The Iraqi government has responded to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threats to invade Shengal. Shengal was on the agenda in the meeting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim el Caferi held with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız. Caferi’s office issued a written statement after the meeting that said, “Iraq will not allow the presence of any forces that carry out military operations in neighboring countries on its territory.” Caferi said the Iraqi government won’t accept the Turkish forces invading the border and demanded Turkey pull their forces in the Bashika camp. Following the massacres in Afrin, Turkish President Erdoğan...
  • Christian doctor, wife, and mother stabbed to death in Baghdad

    03/11/2018 10:55:28 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 3/10/18 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Christian doctor, his wife, and mother were stabbed to death on Thursday evening in Baghdad’s eastern neighbourhood of al-Mashtal. Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, 61, a native of Baghdad, his wife Shaza Malik, and his mother Khairiya Dawood were killed, according to Rayan al-Kldani, head of the Christian militia group of Babylon, known as the Christian Hashd. The attack was carried out by an unknown group of armed people, Iraqi media reported. The attackers also stole some money and expensive items from the house, according to unverified media reports. This is not an isolated incident, Fr....
  • 4 More Hours of Iraq War News - Bombing Baghdad and Jessica Lynch Rescued

    02/20/2018 10:03:20 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 6pm ET Several fires in center of city those show secondary explosions; capture terror camp in northern Iraq; Senator Frisk talks to soldier families; troops haven't yet reached banned weapons areas; fiercest fighting awaits us; aghast at Peter Arnett interview on Iraqi TV Iraq War - Part 2 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 7pm ET Suicide attacks on troops; troops 50 miles from Baghdad; Marine Huey accident; Peter Arnett says invasion failed; training center with nuclear suits and antidotes; Secret police hq hit in Mosul; Mosul...
  • Another four hours of 2003 Iraq War, Tapes 21 and 22

    02/18/2018 8:06:11 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Tape 21 - White House News Conference - 9 Apr 2003 2:30pm ET Ari Fleischer News Conference - press trying to get Bush to say when war will be over; celebration in street; press following Iraqi ambassador (the game is over - we hope peace will prevail); compares this to Baghdad Bob saying corner of airport left so that the US could run in during bombing pauses to take pictures Iraq War - Part 2 - Tape 21 - Baghdad Celebrating - 9 Apr 2003 3:30pm ET - MSNBC Quiet after nightfall; Col. Jack...
  • Four more hours of the Iraq War, 2003, news coverage are up on YouTube

    02/17/2018 11:41:10 AM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Tape 15 - Saddam and Sons Escaped Bombs - 8 Apr 2003 - 10:45pm ET Rodgers with 3-7th Cavalry; North with 1st Marine Exped Force - stiff resistance, fedayeen in black turning out to be mostly foreigners, not Iraqis; Saddam's torture; capturing ammo; Iraqi soldiers taking off uniforms, air supremacy; bulk of intense fighting Iraq War - Part 2 - Tape 15 - Saddam and Sons Escaped Bombs - 8 Apr 2003 - 11:45pm ET Saddam's torture; US arming Iraqi opposition; locking down the city; F-15E crashed in hostile territory; British intel says Saddam...
  • Four more hours of the Iraq war is up on YouTube

    02/13/2018 3:56:56 PM PST · by mairdie · 16 replies
    Tape 9, Part 1 4 bunker buster bombs dropped from a B1 to get the Iraq government - Saddam and his sons; human intelligence said they would be there; now a crater; by end of tape still not sure what they got Tape 9, Part 2 Attack on Monsour neighborhood to get leadership; near Grand Mosque; more tape of the neighborhood; attack on 3rd Infantry tanks which return fire; shots fired into US held palace; battles in Baghdad Tape 10, Part 1 Al Jazeera hit in Baghdad; former CIA and special forces discussing; animations of the bombing; Iraqis trading fire...
  • Barzani meets with Abadi in Baghdad (Barzani, Talabani and KDP official Fuad Hisen)

    01/20/2018 8:13:08 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 20 Jan 2018, 14:50 | ANF BAGHDAD
    Southern Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani had a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad. Southern Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy Qûbad Talabani went to Baghdad on Saturday. Barzani, Talabani and KDP official Fûad Hisên have met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad. While details about the meeting are not clear, this is the first meeting held between the two sides after the controversial independence referendum of 25 September 2017. Before the referendum in Southern Kurdistan, Barzani had stated that “There is a bankrupt government in Baghdad”, referring to Abadi. Abadi had also...