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  • What the Secret Service Could Learn from Drunken Sailors (The Curse of the Unpaid Prostitute)

    04/29/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 26 | Roberto Loiederman
    What the Secret Service could learn from drunken sailors Roberto Loiederman, a merchant seaman from 1966 to 1974, is a writer in California. He co-authored “The Eagle Mutiny,” an account of the 1970 mutiny on a U.S. vessel. What happened in Cartagena, Colombia, with the Secret Service seems unsavory to me, but not for the reasons you might think. I make no judgments about men spending a night with escorts. As far as I’m concerned, those who take a holier-than-thou attitude about this are like Inspector Renault in “Casablanca” when he says he’s “shocked, shocked” to discover there is gambling...
  • White House Communications Agency Under Investigation in Colombia Prostitution Scandal

    04/23/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    NextGov ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Bob Brewin
    The investigation into the Colombia prostitution scandal has broadened to include the White House Communications Agency, Nextgov has learned. Laura Williams, a spokeswoman for the Defense Information Systems Agency, which manages the White House office that provides the president with secure communications, confirmed that one individual from WHCA is under investigation, but could not provide any more details at this time.
  • Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief....

    04/22/2012 11:56:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    hinterlandgazette.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Janet Shan
    Secret Service Colombian Hooker Prostitute Brought to Light By Paula Reid, South American Chief & Rising Black Star in AgencyThe Secret Service officer responsible for the recall of 11 agents in a dispute with Colombian prostitutes over payment to Dania Suarez, has been revealed as Paula Reid, a rising black star in the agency. She recently became the head of the agencys Miami office after 21 years on the force. Ms. Reid uncovered the scandal and alerted her superiors about the egregious behavior of the agents. Paula Reid was in Cartagena ahead of President Obamas trip, laying the groundwork for...
  • Senator demands WH staff investigation: Prostitutes ...ubderage?....(Title reworked)

    04/22/2012 6:25:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Dailymail ^ | UPDATED: 16:11 EST, 21 April 2012
    f Six Secret Service agents quit the force over scandalPresident personally briefed on state of the investigationColombian prostitute at the hear of affair has gone into hidingSays she was eventually paid $225 for the eveningClaims to fear retaliation by the U.S. government The prostitutes involved in the Secret Service scandal that cost six agents their jobs may have been underage, according to a new report.A Colombian government official told a newspaper group that investigators from the Colombian attorney generals office have questioned employees of the hotel in question, and the taxi driver who drove home the woman who triggered the...
  • Under Sandra Fluke's Logic, Secret Service Agents' Condoms Should Be Reimbursable

    04/22/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    Free Republic -- Vanity (American In Tokyo) ^ | 23 April 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Ms. Sandra Fluke is attached to an organization with high moral values, that places an emphasis on ethics, honesty and integrity. There is in fact not only a student code at Georgetown University, there also an ETHOS CODE , and there is also the history, tradition and mission statement of the Catholic university guiding certain behaviors (both on and off campus as stated and each student is to be aware of this).It is this very essence and aspect of core institutional values which "15-Minutes-of-Fame Sandra" very publicly whined about, mocked and assailed on national TV and also asserted that the...
  • Grassley Wants To Know If White House Aides Were Connected To Prostitution Scandal

    04/21/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 20, 2012
    Grassley Wants To Know If White House Aides Were Connected To Prostitution Scandal April 21, 2012 GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is asking the Secret Service whether members of the White House advance team are connected to the Colombian prostitution scandal, considering their close working relationship with federal agents. Grassley, R-Iowa, sent the letter Friday to agency Director Mark Sullivan and acting Inspector General Charles Edwards. He also asked in the letter if the Secret Service is looking at whether the White House communications office also could be involved. The scandal involving at...
  • Palin Responds To Secret Service Agent: "Check This Out, Bodyguard -- You're Fired" (video)

    04/19/2012 8:01:36 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 54 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 19, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Sarah Palin joined FOX News tonight to discuss the Secret Service prostitution scandal as well as the GSA spending scandal. Palin also reacted to news that broke this afternoon about another Secret Service scandal, this time involving her. "Well check this out, bodyguard -- you're fired. And I hope his wife sends him to the doghouse. As long as he's not eating the dog, along with his former boss. Greta, you know, a lot of people will just, I guess say that this is boys being boys. And boys will be boys, but they shouldn't be in positions of authority."
  • Coulter: Obamas silver spoon was an affirmative action silver spoon

    04/20/2012 7:26:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that Democratic attempts to highlight presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romneys wealth are not only unfair, but likely to backfire. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said that he and his wife Michelle were not born with a silver spoon in their mouths, a comment which was widely considered to be a jab at Romney, the son of a successful CEO. Although Obamas spokesman Jay Carney denied that was the case, the Democratic Party has been attacking the former Massachusetts governor in an effort to paint him as out-of-touch...
  • Sarah Palin Responds to Fired Secret Service Agent Who Checked Her Out

    04/20/2012 7:14:24 AM PDT · by radioone · 57 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-20-12 | Jim Hoft
    The Secret Service this week fired supervisors David Chaney and Greg Stokes following the incident immediately preceding President Barack Obamas trip to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas. One of the agents, David Chaney, joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while on assignment during the 2008 campaign. On his Facebook page, former Secret Service agent David Chaney admitted checking out former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign. (CNN)
  • White House fires back on Sarah Palins Secret Service criticism

    04/20/2012 12:27:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 20, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    Sarah Palin's charge that the Secret Service prostitute scandal highlighted President Barack Obama's "poor management skills" drew a sharp rebuke Friday from the White House, where chief spokesman Jay Carney dubbed it absurd and politically motivated. "It is preposterous to politicize the Secret Service," Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. Palin and Republican Senator Jeff Sessions have in recent days charged that the scandal, coupled to the outrage over the General Services Administration's lavish spending on a convention in Las Vegas, reflect poorly on Obama. Those two controversies, as well as the tragic mass slaying of Afghan civilians, allegedly...
  • EXCLUSIVE: First photos of Colombia escort in explosive Secret Service hooker scandal

    04/19/2012 12:37:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Edgar Sandoval
    The Daily News can reveal the first photo of the 24-year-old Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent ignited the agencys worst sex scandal. One of the agents tried to brush off his girl, the single mother of a 9-year-old son known as Tania, the next morning with only $28 in cab fare. She caused a ruckus, demanding her full payment, so cops got involved and word reached the US Embassy.
  • The Other Obama Columbia Summit Debacle (w/ Argentina)

    04/18/2012 6:21:27 PM PDT · by forty_years · 5 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | netwmd Staff
    Does U.S. President Obama have a foreign policy or should we call it a "dangerous farcical policy." Is he even control of the White House? By now, most people have heard the story of how, "11 Secret Service agents" and "as many as 10 U.S. military personnel," hired prostitutes, drank alcohol, and possibly used illicit drugs -- all in "security preparation" for the president to attend the Summit of the Americas in Columbia. Besides the security debacle, Obama's diplomatic effort, "wasn't exactly smooth sailing." But there's a subtle clincher to Obama's ridiculous Columbia trip which belies his true incompetency, a...
  • Fired Secret Service agent remains eligible for up to $2.1 million in taxpayer-funded pension payout

    04/20/2012 1:37:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 20 2012 | Bill McMorris
    The disgraced Secret Service supervisors accused of engaging in a cocaine-fueled hooker party on the taxpayer dime will still cash in on lucrative taxpayer-funded pensions. Three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Barack Obama have been terminated since it was revealed that they reportedly caroused with prostitutes and drugs in Colombia. The Washington Post Thursday identified the two supervisors who have been forced out of the agency. Supervisor David Randall Chaney, 48, has been allowed to retire, while Greg Stokes, the assistant special agent in charge of the K-9 division, has been fired with cause. A third low-level officer...
  • 3 more in scandal out at Secret Service

    04/20/2012 1:32:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    politico.com ^ | April 20 2012 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    At least three more Secret Service employees involved in the Colombian prostitution scandal are expected to lose their jobs Friday, as the Pentagon increased to 11 the number of military personnel its investigating as part of the incident. The three additional departures, confirmed to POLITICO by a federal official, bring the total number of employees to be forced out or to have quit their jobs to at least six. There are 11 members total of the Secret Service thought to be involved in the scandal, which occurred ahead of President Barack Obamas trip to Cartagena for the Summit of the...
  • New Culture Of Irresponsibility

    04/19/2012 4:20:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 19, 2012
    Leadership: What do the GSA spending scandal, the Secret Service sex scandal and Leon Panetta's expensive weekend trips home have in common? They stem from a culture of irresponsibility set by the man in the White House. When President Obama came to Washington, he promised to usher in a "new era of responsibility," one where everyone would recognize "duties to ourselves, our nation and the world." But Obama has delivered the opposite. He's used the presidency to lavish himself and his family with hugely expensive perks. He's used the Treasury as a piggy bank to reward donors and friends. He's...
  • Dem leader Pelosi 'stunned and disgusted' by Secret Service scandal

    04/19/2012 4:09:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Mike Lillis
    Dem leader Pelosi 'stunned and disgusted' by Secret Service scandalBy Mike Lillis - 04/19/12 04:13 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she's "stunned and disgusted" by the prostitution scandal dogging the Secret Service this month. The California Democrat said she has not been briefed on the incident in which almost a dozen Secret Service agents caroused with prostitutes ahead of President Obama's recent trip to Colombia but she urged a quick investigation into the culture of the agency and suggested those involved should be fired. "It's a stunning thing. It's actually disgusting," Pelosi said Thursday at...
  • Twin GSA, Secret Service scandals pose new threat to Obama

    04/19/2012 4:02:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Amie Parnes
    Twin GSA, Secret Service scandals pose new threat to ObamaBy Amie Parnes - 04/19/12 06:22 PM ET The General Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Service scandals have been a distraction for the White House as it moves toward the general election and fights the perception of an out-of-control government. The double dose of scandals has made it difficult for the White House to get its message out, and Republicans have piled on, pushing a tone of cynicism and disappointment with a government they say needs to be reined in. Obamas likely opponent, Mitt Romney, said this week that he would...
  • You Thought You Knew Prostitutes? You Dont Know Prostitutes

    04/19/2012 1:59:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-19-2012 | Glenn T. Stanton
    April 19, 2012 You Thought You Knew Prostitutes? You Don’t Know Prostitutes Glenn T. Stanton The president’s Secret Service detail, preparing for his visit to Colombia, took some time to unwind and enjoy the local flavor. We all know the sordid details. But the New York Times today gives us more detail on the matter, some very important detail.These very high-level men did not consort with prostitutes. No, these ladies were at a level commensurate with their clients. They were escorts. Our Paper of Record performs an important community service, giving these two ladies the opportunity to clarify the difference....
  • DOJ Investigating Cartegena Hooker

    04/19/2012 12:02:40 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 8 replies
    DOJ investigating Cartagena hooker. Department of Justice can't decide whether to prosecute for Standing her Ground or Holder for being Fast and Furious.
  • Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives

    04/16/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:50PM BST 16 Apr 2012 | By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires
    President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name. Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave"...
  • Sex Tourism: Unanswered Questions In Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    04/16/2012 4:40:00 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 53 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The alleged sexcapades by several Secret Service agents while in Colombia in service to President Barack Obama may not just be an embarassment for their country; rather, the objects of their affections may have been exploited against their will, and the investigation into the debaucherous debacle necessarily must include the circumstances by which the involved women found themselves in the meat market. Legal prostitution in Colombia and other countries has generated a thriving sex tourism industry, and in meeting supply for the demand many women find themselves enslaved in the trade. For example, in Spain where prostitution is legal an...
  • Inside the [alleged] Secret Service's hooker hot spot

    04/16/2012 3:22:23 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 58 replies
    It was in this one-story, windowless, brick building with a cheesy neon sign on top that 11 Secret Service agents assigned to protect the President ended up embarrassing their country all for a little fun and flesh, local sources told the Daily News. Drinking beers and whisky that range in price from 40,000 to 150,000 pesos ($24 to $84) for bottle service, the agents had their pick of young girls with long, black and brown hair and lots of makeup. The gringos got rowdy at the bar. They drank fine whisky and slept with the prettiest ones, the ones that...
  • Obama: "I'll be angry" if Secret Service scandal is true

    04/15/2012 6:12:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/15/2012 | ap
    President Barack Obama, speaking for the first time about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, said Sunday that "of course I'll be angry" if those accusations are proven true by an investigation. Obama said the agents represent the United States and are supposed to conduct themselves with the highest levels of dignity anywhere in the world. "Obviously, what's been reported doesn't match up to those standards," Obama said in a news conference wrapping his appearance at a Latin America summit. The president never directly mentioned that the specific accusations, confirmed by media outlets, that agents were cavorting with prostitutes...
  • Defense service members may be part of Secret S. "misconduct" scandal (Arabs, Hezbollah in area)

    04/14/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | April 14, 2012
    CBS News has learned that at least one United States Secret Service agent is alleged to have sought the services of a prostitute in Cartagena
  • Summit of the Americas: Obama Rips Romney for Supporting Arizonas Immigration Law

    04/14/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT · by hope · 51 replies
    CARTAGENA, Colombia President Obama, on a three-day trip to South America, attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romneys stance on immigration reform today, saying his support for Arizonas tough immigration law is very troublesome. We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country. . . and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption, Obama told Univision during an interview in Cartagena, where the president is attending the Summit of the Americas. The three-day trip...
  • Secret Service agents busted because they refused to pay hooker: source

    04/14/2012 11:27:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 98 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alison Gendar AND Jonathan Lemire
    The dozen Secret Service agents sent home after a prostitution scandal in Colombia were busted after at least one of them refused to pay a hooker, sources said. The scandal a black eye for the United States reputation abroad was revealed Friday before President Obama arrived in Cartagena for the Summit of the Americas. The 12 agents were part of an advance team meant to secure a local hotel before the summit began yet their attention apparently turned to taking advantage of Colombias policy of legal prostitution. They had arranged to have a bunch of prostitutes come...
  • Biden charging Secret Service for cottage rental

    07/31/2011 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/30/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. the agency also pays him rent. Since April, Mr. Biden has collected more than $13,000 from the agency charged with protecting him and his family, for use of a rental cottage adjacent to the waterfront home he owns in a Wilmington, Del., neighborhood. Mr. Biden, listed not as vice president in federal purchasing documents but as vendor, is eligible for up to $66,000 by the time the government contract expires in the fall of 2013, the records show. Officials say the arrangement came about when...
  • Biden Earned $21,000 Last Year From the Secret Service

    04/14/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 04/14/12 | Keith Koffler
    No, hes not moonlighting as an agent. Vice President Joe Biden last year earned $20,900 in rental income from the Secret Service, which is paying him to host agents on his property so they can protect him. Most high-profile people in need of protection pay people to keep them safe. Government officials are allowed to have taxpayers pick up the tab. Biden is unique in that he actually gets paid by his bodyguards for the right to protect him. Bidens tax records list rental income of $20,900 from a cottage on is property, which is reportedly being leased by the...
  • Latin America's giving up on Obama too

    04/12/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 12, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    President Obama is off on Air Force One tomorrow, this time for another summit in Latin America. Not that much will get accomplished at the two-day Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, the sixth in an ongoing series. As with pretty much anything Obama is doing these days, the trip has more to do with election year politics at home than foreign affairs in countries that most Americans hardly ever think of unless they're featured on a popular TV show like "NCIS," as Cartagena was this week. The Democrat wants to be seen lavishing attention on the homelands of...
  • Obama Faces Discontent at Americas Summit

    04/14/2012 5:24:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Voice of America | 4/13/12
    ... Barack Obama is among dozens of heads of state who are in Colombia for the Summit of the Americas.... While the U.S. president remains personally popular throughout the region, he faces growing discontent from his counterparts over a number of issues, including Washington's decades-long fight against the illicit drug trade... Washington's influence in Latin America has waned since the last summit in 2009, as the region increases its economic and diplomatic ties with emerging economies such as China and India.
  • Secret Service Misconduct Is Alleged (Will suspended agents squeal on Reggie Love weekends?)

    04/14/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/14/12 | LAURA MECKLER
    CARTAGENA, ColombiaThe Secret Service is investigating allegations that one or more agents on President Barack Obama's security detail to Colombia were involved with prostitution, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. An unspecified number of agents have been sent home and are being replaced by other Secret Service personnel, the agency said in a statement.
  • Obama's Dirty Dozen: 12 Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Colombia Misconduct With Prostitutes

    04/13/2012 10:21:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 13, 2012
    Obama's Dirty Dozen: 12 Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Colombia Over Misconduct With Prostitutes At least one of the agents is reported to have been found cavorting with Colombian prostitutes Several of the 12 men sent home are married The misconduct is believed to have occurred before the President's arrival in Colombia for the Summit of Americas 13 April 2012 A dozen Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Barack Obama at an international summit in Colombia have been sent home over allegations that at least one of them was found to be cavorting with prostitutes. A Secret Service...
  • Barack Obama's bodyguards sent home from Colombia summit amid prostitution [drinking] allegations

    04/14/2012 3:27:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | April 14, 2012
    Reports suggested that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that. A US official said 12 officials were sent home. The agents were staying at Cartagena's Hotel Caribe, which is also hosting members of the White House staff and press corps during the summit A hotel employee said the agents arrived at the beachfront hotel about a week ago, and claimed they were drinking heavily during their stay. The employee said the agents left the hotel Thursday, a day before Obama and other regional leaders arrived for...
  • I dont believe the accusations against the Secret Service

    04/14/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-14-12 | Dan Lothian
    The Secret Service is an honorable organization, willing to put up with abuse from Hillary and others while putting their lives at risk protecting them. I dont believe this story.
  • Secret Service agents relieved of duty in Colombia amid alleged misconduct (Stiffed hooker alert)

    04/14/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14/12 | Dan Lothian
    Secret Service agents sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct, a spokesman said. -snip- One of the agents did not pay one of the prostitutes, and she complained to the police," Kessler said. Calling it "clearly the biggest scandal in Secret Service history," Kessler said 12 agents are accused of involvement in the incident "in one degree or another," from allegedly interfering in the investigation to participating in other alleged misconduct.
  • Secret Service scandal rocks Obama trip

    CARTAGENA, Colombia Up to a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia for President Barack Obamas trip there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct. The Secret Service did not detail the accusations but said they did not affect security for the president, who landed in the country Friday for a weekend at the Summit of the Americas. The Associated Press reported that the allegations involved prostitutes. A senior official told Fox News they were serious enough to require mediation by diplomats. There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior...
  • Misconduct alleged against Secret Service agents

    04/13/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2012 | JULIE PACE
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) A dozen Secret Service agents with President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct. The Associated Press received an anonymous tip that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the allegation.
  • Secret Service Scandal Rocks Obama Trip

    04/13/2012 8:04:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday, April 13, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Up to a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia for President Barack Obamas trip there have been relieved of their duties amid allegations of misconduct. The Secret Service did not detail the accusations but said they did not affect security for the president, who landed in the country Friday for a weekend at the Summit of the Americas. The Associated Press reported that the allegations involved prostitutes. The actions happened before the presidents arrival on Friday, the AP reported, citing unnamed sources. There have been allegations of misconduct made against Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia prior to the Presidents...
  • Modesto Cartagena, Hero of Korea, Is Dead at 87

    03/05/2010 4:49:16 AM PST · by cll · 7 replies · 338+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/04/2010 | Richard Goldstein
    Modesto Cartagena, who was cited for heroism in the Korean War while fighting in an Army regiment composed almost entirely of soldiers from Puerto Rico and acclaimed for its bravery, died Tuesday at his home in Guayama, P.R. He was 87. The cause was a heart attack, said his son Modesto Jr. In September 1950, the 65th Infantry Regiment arrived at the South Korean port of Pusan. Over the next three years the regiment fought in nine major battles, including a blocking maneuver that helped Marines complete a fighting retreat from the Chinese Communist onslaught at the Chosin Reservoir in...
  • 3/11: Three Years On: the Eighth Suicide Gives Testimony before the Court

    03/11/2007 11:54:31 AM PDT · by J Aguilar · 5 replies · 952+ views
    Libertad Digital ^ | 8 March 2007 | Libertad Digital (transl. J Aguilar)
    He also reveals that The Tunisian talked to UCIE agents.Cartagena Identifies the Police Officer that Asked Him to Go into the Legans Apartment in the Morning of April 3rd.The testimony as protected witness, asked by the State Attorney Olga Snchez, of the Police informer nicknamed Cartagena has left a lot of question that might change drastically the trial. Some details had been already revealed by EL MUNDO, as the pressure from the Police to avoid mentioning ETA. According to his testimony, The Tunisian was also linked to UCIE Police Officers. Asked by the Accusation Attorney, he gave names: Enrique, Rubio,...
  • Colombian rebels aimed to kill Bush, official says

    11/28/2004 6:05:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 958+ views
    Arizona Daily Star/REUTERS ^ | 11/28/04 | Hugh Bronstein
    BOGOTA, Colombia - President Bush was targeted for assassination by Colombia's biggest Marxist rebel group this week when he visited the Caribbean port city of Cartagena, a top Colombian official said Saturday. "According to informants and various sources, we had information indicating that various members of the FARC had been instructed by their leaders to make an attempt against President Bush," Defense Secretary Jorge Alberto Uribe told reporters. He would not reveal details of the threat. The Secret Service, which protects the president, said it "does not comment or release information regarding our protective intelligence and protective methods." "We do...