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  • The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

    06/25/2018 7:21:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 25 2018 | Ryan Gallagher, Henrik Moltke
    The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks – and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program. Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities,...
  • Why the Left Is Having a Nervous Breakdown

    06/24/2018 11:31:18 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 91 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/24/18 | Roger L. Simon
    The Left is having the worst flu season ever. Almost all of them have been infected by Trump Derangement Syndrome to such a degree that they can't see or think straight. It's a plague year -- make that two years -- and we're living it. Oh, how we're living it! Self-destructive, nincompoop behavior is rampant with members of the so-called Resistance (what a desecration of the real Resistance that is!) now showing up at restaurants to harass members of the administration while they eat. Do these clowns have any idea how that plays in Middle America? Do these people think...
  • Record drug bust finds enough fentanyl to kill 26M people

    05/25/2018 6:21:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 98 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | Friday, May 25, 2018 | AP
    <p>The Nebraska State Patrol says the nearly 120 pounds of suspected cocaine and fentanyl that troopers seized last month turned out to be all fentanyl, a deadly opioid that federal officials blame for thousands of deaths nationwide.</p> <p>The patrol says the stash was a record fentanyl seizure in Nebraska and estimates the drugs may have been worth up to $20 million on the street. The Drug Enforcement Administration says just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal. The fentanyl seized was enough to kill 26 million people, according to DEA estimates.</p>
  • US to investigate claims Obama admin shielded Hezbollah

    12/24/2017 9:48:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The US Department of Justice will investigate claims that the Obama administration shielded the Lebanon-based Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah from criminal prosecution for its drug-trafficking and gun-running operations, as part of an effort to curry favor with Hezbollah’s patron, Iran. Last week, Politico released an investigative report citing Drug Enforcement Administration and former Treasury Department officials who claimed that the previous administration blocked the prosecution of Hezbollah officials known to be involved in the smuggling of illegal narcotics and weapons – including chemical weapons – in an effort to bring Hezbollah’s patron state, Iran, to the negotiating table. In 2015,...
  • 'They had enough to kill the population of Toledo several times over': [trunc]

    03/26/2018 1:22:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 Mar 2018 03:51 EDT | Marlene Lenthang
    Two men and a woman from Texas are arrested for conspiring to sell $1MILLION worth of fentanyl in Ohio Three Texans have been charged with drug conspiracy after they were found with $1million dollars worth of fentanyl in Ohio. The Houston trio Anthony Robinson, 32, Darrius Lewis, 29, and Barbara Wilson, 21, were arrested on Tuesday after they were not only found with the drug, but also attempted to mail a package of fentanyl in Lucas County, Ohio. The trio possessed enough of the dangerous opioid to 'kill everyone in Toledo several times over' according to US Attorney Justin Herdman....
  • Smashing the Sinaloa cartel: Major coup for DEA as agents seize $6MILLION cash[tr]

    03/09/2018 12:16:09 PM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2018 | DailyMail
    Federal prosecutors have indicted 75 people including 40 in San Diego in a massive drugs and money operation which has been called the biggest money laundering investigation ever in the Californian city. The defendants allegedly laundered drug proceeds from the Sinaloa cartel for years, U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said at a news conference in downtown San Diego. He said the network was responsible for laundering tens of millions of dollars in drug profits over the past three years. 'We have siphoned the cash and life out of a San Diego-based international money laundering organization with ties to the Sinaloa cartel,'...
  • Chaffetz to Slain Border PatrolAgent brother:‘I Met With Sessions to Get F&F Docs- He Said NO’

    03/03/2018 7:29:11 PM PST · by Kalamata · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | ndl | Cristina Laila
    "On Saturday, former Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz told Kent Terry, the brother of slain border patrol agent Brian Terry he asked AG Sessions for the Fast & Furious documents and the Attorney General said NO."
  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...
  • Turf war in govt over highway funds (India)

    02/07/2018 10:09:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 6, 2018 | Dipak K Dash | TNN
    NEW DELHI: A turf battle for national highways has erupted with the department of economic affairs (DEA) seeking to take control of the funding for the highway construction programme. After unsuccessfully pushing for corporatisation of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the DEA has proposed changes in the Central Road Fund (CRF) Act to take control of the allotment of fuel cess for infrastructure projects and to decide the priority of expenditure. So far, the road transport and highways ministry is entitled to get the largest share of the CRF, estimated at 41%. The proposal to use 2.5% of...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • Sessions announces Hezbollah financing, narcoterror team after bombshell report

    01/11/2018 10:13:29 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/11/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Sessions orders probe on whether Obama gave Hezbollah a pass The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it is creating a task force to take a fresh look at drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations linked to Hezbollah after an investigative report last month claimed that the Obama administration turned a blind eye to such activities to preserve the Iran nuclear deal. The task force, dubbed the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team (HFNT), will begin its work by reviewing investigations stemming from Project Cassandra, a campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) targeting the Lebanese terror group’s actions. According to a...
  • The First Anti-American President

    12/28/2017 7:44:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 28, 2017 | Michael Ledeen
    Barack Obama will no doubt be chronicled, among other things, as the first anti-American president. No wonder; he’s the product of an educational system that has become increasingly radical and anti-American with each passing decade, and his mother was a stereotypical leftist anthropologist with a passion for the Third World. The pattern is unmistakable. As Luis Fleischman notes, Obama wanted to make deals with our enemies, Iran being the most dramatic example. But just look at Latin America: The Obama Administration tried to avoid confrontations with anyone it wanted to make a “historic deal” with. Most of these “historic deals”...
  • Josh Meyer Gets an Echo Chamber Beat-Down (Politico Piece on Project Cassandra)

    12/27/2017 7:19:17 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    tabletmag.com ^ | 12/27/2017 | Lee Smith
    A week after Josh Meyer’s Politico expose,“The Secret Backstory Of How Obama Let Hezbollah Off the Hook,” former Obama officials are still berating Meyer for his 13,000-word article detailing how the Obama administration killed a nearly decade-long DEA effort to stem a global Hezbollah cocaine-smuggling-and-organized-crime ring to help secure its nuclear deal with Iran. “This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” former Defense Department analyst David Asher explained in the article. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.” Asher helped establish and...
  • Whistleblowers: DEA attorneys went easy on McKesson, the country's largest drug distributor

    12/24/2017 9:41:36 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 12/17/2017 | bill whittiker
    A 60 Minutes/Washington Post joint investigation into the DEA's response to the opioid epidemic again finds investigators who hit a brick wall in Washington In October, we joined forces with the Washington Post and reported a disturbing story of Washington at its worst - about an act of Congress that crippled the DEA's ability to fight the worst drug crisis in American history - the opioid addiction crisis. Now, a new front of that joint investigation. It is also disturbing. It's the inside story of the biggest case the DEA ever built against a drug company: the McKesson Corporation, the...
  • Move over Scarface there’s a new Cocaine Kingpin in Town

    12/21/2017 9:25:21 AM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    patriotretort.com ^ | 12/21/2017 | dianny
    You know, there are explosive stories, then there are EXPLOSIVE stories. And a new report in Politico isn’t just explosive; it’s EXPLOSIVE. We all knew that Barack Obama wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of his stupid Iran Deal. And now we know that includes drug trafficking, arms trafficking, terrorism, and other criminal enterprises. In this Politico piece, we learn that Barack “Scarface” Obama obstructed a DEA operation to shut down the pipeline between Hezbollah and Latin American cocaine suppliers. This operation – called Project Cassandra – began in 2008. And with the aid of thirty US...
  • Congress Ready to Investigate Bombshell Report that Obama

    12/21/2017 7:12:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Some lawmakers are incensed, but not wholly surprised by this week's bombshell report from Politico that the Obama administration knowingly derailed an anti-Hezbollah investigation because it would have threatened the nuclear deal with Iran. The Drug Enforcement Administration was so convinced that Hezbollah was amassing $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking that it started Project Cassandra in 2008, an under cover investigation, to follow the money. Yet, according to Politico's sources, the Justice and Treasury departments "delayed, hindered or rejected" requests from project members as they sought answers.Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) expected such meddling from the Obama White...
  • A massive investigation accuses Obama of laying off a terror group for the Iran deal (trunc)

    12/20/2017 8:35:46 PM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 12/19/2017 | Ben Brimelow
    A new report in Politico claims that the terror group Hezbollah was operating a massive drug and weapons smuggling operation that the DEA was poised to take down. DEA agents claimed that Obama administration officials intentionally prevented them from taking actions that would have dealt a major blow to Hezbollah. DEA and other officials believe it is because the Obama administration was laying off Hezbollah to not anger Iran and secure the nuclear deal that was being negotiated.
  • Obama administration undermined anti-Hezbollah task force to help secure Iran nuke deal, report says

    12/18/2017 2:03:05 AM PST · by familyop · 52 replies
    Fox News, Politico ^ | December 18, 2017 | Frank Miles
    The Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track, according to a bombshell exposé in Politico Sunday...When Project Cassandra leaders, who were working out of a DEA’s Counter facility in Chantilly, Virginia, sought an OK for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, Justice and Treasury Department officials delayed, hindered or rejected their requests, according to Politico.
  • Corona beer owner set to buy into world’s largest cannabis grower

    10/30/2017 12:16:49 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/30/17
    Corona beer owner set to buy into world’s largest cannabis grower U.S. drinks company Constellation Brands has agreed to buy a near 10 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corporation, the world's largest publicly traded cannabis company. Constellation, a beer distributor that owns Corona, is reportedly planning to work with the grower to develop, market and sell cannabis-infused beverages. The agreement, confirmed in a press release Monday, is $245 million Canadian dollars ($191 million) in exchange for a 9.9 percent stake in the Canopy Growth Corporation. It is seen by Constellation Brands President and CEO, Rob Sands, as an anticipation of...
  • 64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana, 51 percent of Republicans

    10/25/2017 1:14:49 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 106 replies
    A new Gallup poll shows growing support for marijuana legalization, with 64 percent of Americans now in favor of the measure. The number is the highest level of support in nearly half a century of surveying adults on the issue, according to Gallup. Support has steadily increased in recent years, with the latest figure up 4 percentage points over last year and up 14 points from 2011. The poll also showed a majority of Republicans favoring legalization for the first time, with 51 percent expressing support. That number is up 9 percentage points from last year, according to Gallup.