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  • Family Values: Lesbian Daughter Wants Leniency For Mobster Dad

    04/11/2013 5:15:30 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/11/13 | Friends of Ours
    Dennis Delucia faces 46 months when sentenced on an extortion conviction, and his lesbian daughter Donna has submitted a letter to Brooklyn federal judge Kiyo Matsumoto in an attempt to humanize the reputed Colombo capo who was supportive of her coming out process as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "My dad accepted me, embraced me and has supported me. His love and acceptance helped me through the rough times and growing pains." Donna now lives in Kentucky with her partner and their 9-year-old boy, and she would like a light sentence for her gangster dad because "I...
  • 9 dead, 45 injured in blast at Pune [India]'s German Bakery (Jews targeted)

    02/13/2010 11:04:52 AM PST · by libh8er · 14 replies · 602+ views
    Nine people including one foreigner were killed and 45 injured in a suspected bomb blast in the German Bakery at Koregaon Park which also houses a Jewish prayer house and the Osho Ashram here this evening. Pune Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh said there were five women among the victims. The blast took place at the German Bakery, an old business establishment, at around 7:15pm. Initial reports have suggested that the Indian Mujahideen is being suspected to be behind the blast. "There was a bomb blast. There have been eight deaths and 33 people were injured", said Pune joint commissioner...
  • Doctor: Saudi Family Hammered Nails Into Sri Lankan Maid

    08/25/2010 3:50:08 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 25, 2010 | Dana Kennedy
    (Aug. 25) -- A 50-year-old Sri Lankan woman who worked as a maid for a large family in Saudi Arabia for five months was allegedly tortured by some of the family members hammering nails into her body, doctors said. The woman, who flew back to Colombo, Sri Lanka, from Riyadh on Saturday night, was brought to the hospital by her concerned children Monday. X-rays showed there were 23 nails embedded in her body. "Some of the nails were 2 inches long," Dr. Prabath Gajadeera of Kamburupitiya Base Hospital told AOL News today. "Most of the nails were embedded in her...
  • India Issues Terror Alert Over Possible Hijacking

    01/21/2010 11:03:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,727+ views
    NEW DELHI — Indian airports were on high alert Friday after intelligence services received information that Al Qaeda-linked militants were plotting to hijack a plane. Such an attack would be the first major terror strike against India since 10 militants rampaged through the city of Mumbai for three days in November 2008, killing 166 people. Aviation spokeswoman Moushumi Chakravarty said that the airports were placed on alert Thursday after the government received warnings from the intelligence agencies.(continued)
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • Explosion shook Sri Lanka capital Colombo-military (Near Hilton Hotel)

    05/15/2008 11:58:52 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 16, 2008
    COLOMBO, May 16 (Reuters) - A loud explosion shook a commercial quarter of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday, a military spokesman said. "There is an explosion near the Hilton Hotel," said military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, adding there were no details of any injuries or damage.
  • Bombing Kills 12 at Sri Lanka Marathon

    04/06/2008 1:39:37 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 203+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Apr 6, 2008 | BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber attacked the opening ceremony of a marathon outside Sri Lanka's capital Sunday, killing a government minister and 11 other people, authorities said. Dozens were wounded. Officials blamed the bombing, the second this year resulting in the death of a senior government official, on Tamil Tiger rebels. Minister of Highways and Road Development Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was opening the race at Weliweriya town, 12 miles outside Colombo. He died in a hospital of injuries sustained in the blast, said government spokesman Lakshman Hulugalla, blaming Tamil rebels. Eleven others were killed—including former Olympic marathoner K.A....
  • Sri Lankan air strike kills Tamil Tigers' top political leader

    11/03/2007 2:31:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 173+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2007 | Ravi Nessman
    Sri Lankan fighter jets bombed a secret rebel communications center early yesterday, killing the Tamil Tigers' political chief and five others in a strike expected to deal a sharp blow to the guerrillas' morale. The killing of S.P. Tamilselvan, who acted as the public face of the rebels, was widely seen as a public relations coup for the government. But analysts feared it would further escalate the more than two-decade-old civil war and spark a cycle of political assassinations across this Indian Ocean island nation. "This is a message that we know their leaders' location," Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said....
  • FBI agent walks on mob murders

    11/01/2007 7:25:00 PM PDT · by RDTF · 8 replies · 80+ views
    yahoo ^ | Nov 1, 2007 | TOM HAYS and LARRY McSHANE, AP
    NEW YORK - It was like a classic episode of "Perry Mason," with an FBI agent charged with murder, a mouthy mob moll and a twist at the end: The FBI guy walked after a reporter with a secret tape exposed the gangster's girlfriend as a liar who couldn't keep her story straight. In a stunning finish to one of the worst law enforcement corruption cases in U.S. history, former FBI agent Lindley DeVecchio was cleared Thursday of giving up confidential information that a Colombo family hit man used to kill four fellow mobsters — either rivals or potential rats....
  • MOB WANTED TO WHACK RUDY GIULIANI

    10/25/2007 3:32:25 AM PDT · by americanflyer1234 · 87 replies · 432+ views
    New York Post ^ | MURRAY WEISS, PATRICK GALLAHUE and ALEX GINSBERG
    The bosses of New York's five Mafia families in the mid-1980s came a hair-trigger away from sanctioning a hit on then-federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, according to bombshell FBI records made public today. Before cooler heads prevailed - the mob bosses decided by a razor-thin 3-to-2 margin not to try to whack the future mayor and presidential candidate - at least two of the dons argued fervently that the mob-busting U.S. attorney should sleep with the fishes. Bonanno boss Philip “Rusty" Rastelli, Genovese chief Vincent “The Chin" Gigante and Lucchese honcho Anthony “Tony Ducks" Corallo all cast votes to spare the...
  • THE ULTIMATE LIBERAL

    09/09/2007 12:55:22 PM PDT · by CTposterBoy · 7 replies · 591+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | September 10, 2007 | Tim Siggia
    In roughly one month we will once again celebrate the memory of the Ultimate Liberal. No, that wouldn't be George Washington, who never told a lie, nor would it be Bill Clinton, who never told the truth -- nor would it even be Jimmy Carter, who never knew the difference. It would be a man from a long bygone era, one who epitomized what liberalism was all about long before the concept ever came into being in the sense we now know it. This man was an Italian sailor named Cristoforo Colombo, whose name somehow got corrupted into Christopher Columbus...
  • Sri Lanka - U.S. Ambassador "slightly wounded" in rebel attack - Italy's ambassador also injured

    02/26/2007 9:44:08 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 571+ views
    AFP via translation | February 27, 2007
    Sri Lanka: ambassadors Italian and US wounded in a rebellious offensive COLOMBO - The ambassadors American and Italian in Sri Lanka were wounded Tuesday in an offensive with artillery carried out by rebels tamouls supposed in the east of the island, indicated to AFP the minister human rights Mahinda Samarasinghe. The ambassador Robert Blake and his Italian counterpart Prio Mariani were touched by glares of shells which struck the landing strip of the air base of Batticaloa at the time when the diplomats left a military helicopter, specified the Samarasinghe minister. Mr. Mariani was touched with the head, without...
  • Sri Lanka - Army launches "vast offensive" against Tamil Tiger rebels

    10/10/2006 9:39:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 316+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | October 11, 2006
    ALARM - Sri Lanka: "vast offensive" of the army COLOMBO - the Sri Lankian army launched Wednesday a "vast offensive" against the rebellion tamoule in the septentrional peninsula of Jaffna, announced the guerrilla.
  • Sri Lanka - Foreign minister assassinated

    08/12/2005 12:18:58 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 542+ views
    AP News Alert | August 12, 2005
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Police say Sri Lanka's foreign minister has died after being shot near his home in Colombo.
  • Italy goes after it's lost terrorists

    09/26/2004 8:40:08 AM PDT · by LadyDoc · 7 replies · 701+ views
    The New Zealand News ^ | 8-26-04 | Peter Popham
    Italy goes after its lost terrorists 26.08.2004 By PETER POPHAM in Rome Incensed by the disappearance last weekend from Paris of convicted terrorist Cesari Battisti, Italy says it will press France and Nicaragua to return 12 other convicted left-wing terrorists who have evaded justice by living in exile. They include Alessio Casimirri, the only member of the Red Brigade gang that kidnapped and killed former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro still at liberty. He is living in Nicaragua. All the others are believed to be in France. France agreed in 2002 to return Italians who are wanted for serious crimes,...
  • Pray for us in Southeast Asia!

    12/30/2004 10:43:09 AM PST · by watsonfellow · 40 replies · 1,239+ views
    We are suffering. We have many friends among the dead and missing. Pray for the dead, the dying, and the living.
  • Former US President Bill Clinton to visit Sri Lanka

    09/23/2002 8:19:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 198+ views
    Xinhua News | September 23, 2002
    COLOMBO, Sept 23, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Former US President Bill Clinton told visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he plans to visit Sri Lanka soon to acquaint himself with the country's peace process, the state-run Daily News said on Monday. When they met in New York last week, Wickremesinghe thanked Clinton for his interest in Sri Lanka during his period in office and briefed him on the progress of the peace process in his country. Clinton, who visited Sri Lanka in 1995 with his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea, expressed interest in the peace initiative...