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  • What Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden

    03/20/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19,2014 | CARLOTTA GALL
    Soon after the Navy SEAL raid on Bin Laden’s house, a Pakistani official told me that the United States had direct evidence that the ISI chief, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, knew of Bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad. Colleagues at The Times began questioning officials in Washington about which high-ranking officials in Pakistan might also have been aware of Bin Laden’s whereabouts, but everyone suddenly clammed up. It was as if a decision had been made to contain the damage to the relationship between the two governments. “There’s no smoking gun,” officials in the Obama administration began to say. America’s...
  • Manhunt leads to massive roadblock, warrantless car-to-car searches

    03/16/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    Police State USA ^ | March 15, 2014 | PSUSA
    ROCKVILLE, MD — Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed government agents combed through a giant traffic jam performing warrantless vehicle-to-vehicle searches. The busy Tuesday morning commute was abruptly halted just after 10:00 a.m. on March 11th. One driver told ABC News that traffic stopped and he witnessed 30 police cars pass on the shoulders of I-270 near Rockville. “Then, when I saw a wall of police officers with automatic weapons approaching our cars, it was apparent...
  • LAPD officers violated policy in manhunt shooting

    02/05/2014 4:59:06 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-5-14 | TAMI ABDOLLAH
    LOS ANGELES—Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy when they mistakenly riddled a pickup truck with bullets, injuring two women, during a manhunt last year for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner, a civilian oversight board announced Tuesday. Police Chief Charlie Beck and Alex Bustamante, inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Commission, independently recommended that the shooting be ruled out of policy, commission President Steve Soboroff said. He did not provide further details. Beck will decide disciplinary measures for the officers, who were assigned to non-field duties during an LAPD investigation. Possible measures could include extensive retraining, suspensions or even firings.
  • Boston Strangler Case Solved 50 Years Later

    07/11/2013 7:49:25 PM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/11/2013 | MICHELE MCPHEE
    A water bottle recovered from a construction site where Tim DeSalvo – whose uncle Albert DeSalvo had confessed to being the internationally notorious Boston Strangler – gave police the DNA evidence they needed to bring closure to a case that has been a mystery for nearly 50 years, murders for which no one has ever been charged. "This is really a story of relentlessness,'' Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis explained today as Massachusetts top law enforcement officials revealed that DNA preserved from the body of the Boston Strangler's last victim--raped and murdered in 1964--can now be linked with "99.9 percent...
  • Racist or Reality? Seattle Congressman Wants FBI Terrorists Ad Pulled

    06/21/2013 11:52:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    King5 ^ | June 20, 2013 | Eric Wilkinson
    In the global war on terror, information is everything. A single tip from the public can save countless lives. A terrorist could be right in front of your own face. That’s why the FBI rolled out a new ad campaign on billboards and buses. It shows the faces of 16 of the world's most wanted terrorists. Some, however, say they're being depicted in a less that flattering light. “You look at the pictures, they're all one color of folks,” said Congressman Jim McDermott of Seattle. McDermott has asked the FBI to pull the ads, calling them “racist” because there are...
  • Osama Bin Laden 'blew himself up with suicide belt after Navy SEAL shot him in the thigh' claims

    05/28/2013 9:13:51 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Osama Bin Laden 'blew himself up with suicide belt after Navy SEAL shot him in the thigh' claims terror leader's former bodyguard Osama Bin Laden was not 'shot dead by Navy SEALs but instead blew himself up with a suicide belt', it has been claimed. The terror leader's former bodyguard, Nabeel Naeem Abdul Fattah, has claimed that the al-Qaida chief triggered his explosive belt when US soldiers broke into his compound, killed two of his guards, and shot him in the thigh.
  • Los Angeles to pay $4.2 million to two women fired at in Dorner manhunt

    04/23/2013 7:14:38 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 131 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 23, 2013 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    LOS ANGELES | Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:38pm EDT (Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles will pay $4.2 million to a mother and daughter who were caught in a hail of bullets in February when police mistook their truck for one driven by renegade ex-policeman Christopher Dorner and opened fire, officials said on Tuesday. The settlement, which allows both sides to avoid a trial, brings the Los Angeles Police Department nearer to closing what had been an embarrassing chapter in its search for Dorner. The department still is reviewing the actions of two officers.
  • City Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement With 2 Women Caught In Dorner Manhunt

    04/23/2013 4:58:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    AP/CBSLA.com) ^ | April 23, 2013 12:53 PM
    The city of Los Angeles Tuesday announced a $4.2 million settlement with two newspaper delivery women who were fired on by officers in Torrance during the manhunt for accused killer Christopher Dorner. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and attorney Glen Jonas, who represents Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, announced the settlement during a news conference. In March, the attorneys previously announced a $40,000 settlement giving the women a new truck.
  • Police perform house-to-house raids in Watertown MA ripping innocent families from their homes

    04/22/2013 6:31:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 174 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 20, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LrbsUVSVl8Published on Apr 20, 2013 WATERTOWN, MA -- On Friday, April 19, 2013, during a manhunt for a bombing suspect, police and federal agents spent the day storming people's homes and performing illegal searches. While it was unclear initially if the home searches were voluntary, it is now crystal clear that they were absolutely NOT voluntary. Police were filmed ripping people from their homes at gunpoint, marching the residents out with their hands raised in submission, and then storming the homes to perform their illegal searches. https://www.facebook.com/PoliceStateUSAThis was part of a larger operation that involved total lockdown of the suburban...
  • The controversial moment SWAT teams ordered innocent neighbors out of their houses at GUNPOINT ...

    04/23/2013 5:46:29 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 133 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A startling home-made video now shows the terrifying moments where Watertown residents were forced out of their homes at gunpoint as SWAT teams performed door-to-door searches as they hunted the second marathon bomber. While millions of Bostonians waited in their houses on Friday during the city-wide lockdown, the people of Watertown were faced with SWAT officers yelling at them to get out of the buildings immediately. At the time, the Boston police department and federal agents were barely criticized, but now many are concerned about the dangerous precedent that could lead to more police searches using the rationale of ‘exigent...
  • Bombing, Aftermath Could Cost Boston Billions

    04/20/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 40 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | April 19, 2013 | Althea Chang
    The economic impact of the Boston Marathon bomb suspect manhunt could run into the billions of dollars, according to one expert, as a million city residents were stuck at home, stores were shuttered and public transit ground to a halt. Boston businesses were advised to remain closed, city employees were told to stay home or remain in place at work, vehicular traffic was limited and travel into the city via Amtrak and discount bus lines was suspended.
  • BOMBER DOWN… BREAKING: SHOTS FIRED IN WATERTOWN – Shots Fired – Was Hiding In Boat

    04/19/2013 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 349 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/19/13 | Jim Hoft
    Over on Franklin Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. SUSPECT IS DOWN— Officers – “We Got Him!”
  • 'SOMEONE KNOWS': FBI Appeals to Public for Help in Search for Bomber

    04/17/2013 6:59:49 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/17/2013 | Fox News
    The FBI and state and local police are intensifying their probe into Monday's bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, vowing a "worldwide investigation" and appealing to the public for tips and cell phone pictures that might yield clues about who was behind the horrific attack. "At this time there are no claims of responsibility," FBI officials said in a press conference Tuesday. "The range of suspects and motives remains wide open." Three died and at least 176 were injured when two bombs went off just before 3 p.m., shattering a festive atmosphere several hours after the legendary...
  • Hunt For Suspects, Motives In Boston Bombing Is "Wide Open," Authorities Say

    04/17/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | April 17, 2013 | FoxNews.Com
    The FBI and state and local police are intensifying their probe into Monday's bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, vowing a "worldwide investigation" and appealing to the public for tips and cell phone pictures that might yield clues about who was behind the horrific attack.
  • South Utah authorities arrest alleged 'mountain man'

    04/03/2013 6:50:24 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 37 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 4/03/2013 | Paul Foy AP
    MANTI -- For six years Troy James Knapp eluded authorities, moving from cabin to cabin across the Utah mountains, taking food and weapons and leaving notes to brag about it. It all ended Tuesday as lawmen made what they called a surprisingly easy capture outside a remote cabin after the suspect fired off a few harmless shots. "He was laughing with our guys. He said, `Boy, you really snuck up on me,'" said Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis. "He threw his rifle down in the snow and said, `You got me.'"The 45-year-old survivalist is suspected of burglarizing dozens of Utah...
  • Who really killed bin Laden?

    03/27/2013 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    In February, Esquire magazine published a lengthy profile of "The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden." The story did not identify the killer by his real name, referring to him only as "the Shooter." The Shooter told Esquire that the night bin Laden was killed he had encountered al Qaeda's leader face-to-face in the top-floor bedroom of the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden had been hiding for more than five years. The Shooter explained that when he found bin Laden in his bedroom the al Qaeda leader was standing up and had a gun "within reach" and it...
  • City Of Riverside Pulls $100K Contribution To Dorner Reward Offer

    03/26/2013 11:42:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 26, 2013 7:40 AM
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — The city of Riverside is pulling its portion of the $1.2 million reward offered for the “capture and conviction” of ex-Los Angeles police officer and accused killer Christopher Dorner. The city pledged $100,000 to the reward fund after Riverside police officer Michael Crain was reportedly killed by Dorner on Feb. 7 while on routine patrol. Cain, 34, was among four people killed by the fugitive before he died in a standoff and fire in a Big Bear cabin on Feb. 25. Officer Michael Crain, an 11-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed allegedly by Christopher...
  • Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US...

    02/11/2013 11:24:55 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 107 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 2/12/13
    The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says. The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony. "If body dumped at...
  • Manhunt: Sheriff worries Big Bear residents may dish out own justice

    02/08/2013 7:38:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 94 replies
    LAT ^ | February 8, 2013 | 7:07pm
    <p>While scores of law enforcement officers continued to search Friday for a fugitive ex-cop suspected of killing three people, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said he is worried about armed Big Bear residents -- whom he calls "hearty" --- taking the law into their own hands.</p>
  • Searchers struggle to pick up trail of former Los Angeles cop wanted in killing spree

    02/08/2013 5:26:28 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 180 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/8/13 | ap
    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – All that was left were footprints leading away from Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup truck, and an enormous, snow-covered mountain where he could be hiding among the skiers, hundreds of cabins and dense woods. More than 100 officers, including SWAT teams, were driven in glass-enclosed snow machines and armored personnel carriers to hunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a deadly rampage to get back at those he blamed for ending his police career. Video of LAPD Conf at mtn site. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/08/searchers-struggle-to-pick-up-trail-former-los-angeles-cop-wanted-in-killing/#ixzz2KMKqPGwM
  • Vance students turn in lost church money (Chris Dorner)

    02/08/2013 3:56:44 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 13 replies
    Enid News & Eagle ^ | Nov. 5, 2002 | Robert Barron
    The military stresses integrity. It is apparently a lesson learned well by two Vance Air Force Base students. An Enid church is a little richer today thanks to the integrity of Lt. Andrew Baugher, a Marine student at Vance, and Ensign Chris Dorner, a Navy student pilot. The two were driving into Enid Sunday afternoon when they spotted a bank bag in the middle of the road. After turning around, they picked up the bag and found it contained nearly $8,000. They promptly took the bag to the Enid Police Department The money belongs to Enid Korean Church of Grace,...
  • Helicopters Search Big Bear For Ex-Cop Triple-Murder Suspect

    02/08/2013 4:35:24 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 57 replies
    Village News ^ | 8 February 2013
    RIVERSIDE - Three law enforcement helicopters flew above the Big Bear area tonight in search of the fired Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected in the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach and her finance in Irvine and the early morning ambush killing of a Riverside police officer. The truck belonging to Christopher Jordan Dorner was found burning just off a forest road in the area late today, authorities said. All the areas where someone could have walked away from the truck were being searched by ground, Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said at a...
  • So. Cal. Rogue Ex-Cop and Murderer is Pro-Obama, Pro-Gun Control, Piers Morgan Fan

    02/07/2013 7:40:00 PM PST · by MissesBush · 67 replies
    02/07/12
    <p>Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you’re a vile and inhumane piece of shit. You never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children, teachers, and families of Sandy Hook.</p> <p>The killer is also a huge Obama supporter and fan of gun-control.</p>
  • Los Angeles police say suspect in overnight Riverside cop killing is a former LA officer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say suspect in overnight Riverside cop killing is a former LA officer.
  • Ex-cop manhunt: Fresh tracks found in Big Bear snow

    02/07/2013 4:28:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 193 replies
    LAT ^ | February 7, 2013 | 3:27pm
    Authorities in Big Bear have spotted fresh tracks believed to be those of a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer wanted in connection with a series of shootings and are combing the area for him, a Fire Department official told The Times. Big Bear Lake Fire Department Asst. Chief Mark Mills also said the burning pickup discovered on a forest road has been linked to Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, sought in connection with a series of shootings that have left three people dead and two wounded. TV helicopters showed the pickup being readied to be towed from the scene. The truck...
  • Massive Manhunt Underway For Ex-Cop After Riverside Police Officer Fatally Shot

    02/07/2013 8:15:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 116 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | February 7, 2013 5:55 PM
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities confirm that a burned-out truck matching the description of a getaway vehicle owned by triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner was found in the San Bernardino mountains Thursday.Police were searching Thursday for 33-year-old Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, after he was named a suspect Wednesday night in a double homicide in Irvine.Authorities said the officers were stopped at a red light while on routine patrol around 1:35 a.m. Thursday when someone shot them.Christopher Dorner with former LAPD Chief William Bratton in 2006. (courtesy LAPD) “Two of our officers were involved in a shooting at the intersection...
  • U.S. Navy releases records of triple shooting suspect Christopher Dorner

    02/07/2013 4:55:40 PM PST · by Smogger · 135 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | 02/07/2013 | Ellen McGregor
    SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Navy released Christopher Dorner's service record early Thursday afternoon to Team 10. Dorner, a suspect wanted in connection to three slayings and several shootings, joined the service in 2002. His loss date was Feb. 1, 2013, just days before the shootings began. Dorner was stationed at several locations throughout his service years, including San Diego, Bahrain, Nevada, and the mobile inshore undersea warfare unit. He has several awards and decorations, including medals for National Defense Service, the Iraq Campaign , Sea Service Deployment, and pistol expertise. He also has honors for rifle marksmanship. Dorner's full...
  • Police Hunt for Men Dressed as Oompa-Loompas After Attack on 28-Year-Old as He Left Kebab House

    12/31/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Police hunt for men dressed as Oompa-Loompas after attack on 28-year-old as he left kebab house • Man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes • Police are now hunting the two men dressed as the fictional factory workers Two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being hunted by police after they allegedly attacked a man on a night out. The pair - who had painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops like the characters in the 1971...
  • `Zero Dark Thirty' Is Massive, Meticulous and Authentic (film of OBL Capture Operation)

    12/03/2012 4:00:01 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/03/2012 01:21:34 PM PST | By Christy Lemire
    Of course it took billions of dollars over 10 years and a multitude of people - many who gave their lives - to make this mission a success. Bigelow and "Hurt Locker" screenwriter-producer Mark Boal have accomplished the difficult feat of taking all that time, travel, investigation and frustration and depicting it thoroughly but also efficiently. The attention to detail, to getting it right each step of the way, is evident in everything from the dialogue to the production design to the lighting. This is pure, unadorned storytelling, an effort to recreate what happened with absolute authenticity and zero excess....
  • Review: Kathryn Bigelow “Zero Dark Thirty” Exposes Bin Laden Hunt and Kill

    11/25/2012 6:51:57 PM PST · by njslim · 27 replies
    ShowBiz411 ^ | Roger Friedman Sho
    If anyone worried that Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden would be a political statement promoting Barack Obama they can relax. Bigelow and Mark Boal have made a very focused and harrowing thriller that centers on the real life female CIA agent who was obsessed with catching and killing bin Laden.
  • Sexism May Have Played A Role In Why The Clinton Administration Never Caught Bin Laden

    11/03/2012 5:18:27 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 25, 2012, | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Michael Scheuer was the razor sharp, burly Buffalo native who the Central Intelligence Agency chose toBusinessrun the bin Laden squad in 1995. According to a recently released book, "The Finish," written by "Black Hawk Down" author Mark Bowden, Scheuer oversaw what he believed to be the first ever inter-CIA unit completely dedicated to locating a single individual. The unit, called "ALEC Station" after Scheuer's son, employed 27 people, most of them women. I've personally heard of the unit called, "Scheuer's Harem," and in Bowden's book, some agents around Langley (home of the CIA) started calling it "The Manson Family," because...
  • Former Navy SEAL Team Six Commander Says Special Ops Assault on Obama Is Just Beginning

    08/17/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 64 replies
    Politicker ^ | 8-17-12 | Hunter Walker
    Earlier this week, Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc., a group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces personnel, launched a campaign criticizing President Barack Obama for unfairly taking credit for killing Osama bin Laden and leaking national security information for political gain. This is the second high-profile attack on the president from ex-elite military operatives. Last month, Ryan Zinke, a Montana State Senator and former commander of Navy SEAL Team Six, started a super PAC, Special Operations for America, which is dedicated to supporting Mitt Romney and hitting President Obama on leaks and on politicizing Bin Laden’s death. According...
  • Navy SEALS Start 'Swift-Boating' Obama (Video at Link)

    08/15/2012 6:42:26 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 37 replies
    Special ops group attacks Obama over bin Laden bragging, leaks... A group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces operatives is set to launch a media campaign, including TV ads, that scolds President Barack Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden and argues that high-level leaks are endangering American lives. Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc, say it is nonpartisan and unconnected to any political party or presidential campaign. It is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary purpose is to further the common good and its...
  • Lawsuit demands bin Laden burial records (Did U.S. Navy pray bin Laden into paradise?)

    07/29/2012 4:35:46 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 27, 2012 | WND
    Within 24 hours of being killed by U.S. Navy SEALS, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was reportedly given a Muslim burial at sea. Existing U.S. Navy rules require the prayer for Muslim burials include the following: “O Allah, forgive him, have mercy on him, pardon him, grant him security, provide him a nice place and spacious lodgings, wash him (off from his sins) with water, snow and ice, purify him…make him enter paradise and save him from the trials of grave and the punishment of hell.” Did the U.S. military -- which has cracked down on chaplains praying in Jesus'...
  • Police Looking for Second “Person of Interest” in Theater Shooting

    07/21/2012 10:54:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 194 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2012 | Justin Joseph
    Sources tell FOX31 Denver reporter Justin Joseph that a second man is now a person-of-interest in the Aurora theater shooting investigation. We are not disclosing his identity because he has not been charged. Twelve people were killed and 58 injured early Friday when James Egan Holmes allegedly opened fire inside the crowded theater. Neighbors of the person of interest say for the past two days there have been SWAT team and police cars in their alley and unmarked cars in street. “He’s been there about a year,” said one neighbor. Agents showed up again this morning. “I woke up this...
  • Obama's 'kill list' revealed: How President uses Al Qaeda 'baseball cards' to decide who will live

    05/29/2012 10:51:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/29/12 | Daniel Bates
    Obama's 'kill list' revealed: How President uses Al Qaeda 'baseball cards' to decide who will live and who will die ......Full Title Barack Obama has insisted on personally approving a 'kill list' of Al Qaeda terrorists who should be hunted down and executed, according to reports. The U.S. president requests that his advisers draw up 'baseball cards' with pictures and biographies that he pores over to see who should live and who should die. As part of the bizarre ‘nomination’ process he then retires for personal reflection to work out whether or not to order a drone strike to take...
  • Pakistani doctor who helped US in bin Laden raid sentenced to prison

    05/23/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2012 | unattributed
    A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring against the state, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief last May in a unilateral raid. The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally. Senior U.S. officials...
  • Clinton Couldn't Pull Trigger on Osama

    05/01/2012 1:16:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Walter in Modesto, California. Hey, Walter, I'm glad you called. Hi. CALLER: Yes, I want to say I agree with the Democrats that not everyone would have pulled the trigger on Bin Laden. How many chances did Bill Clinton have to do it? RUSH: That's true. That's true. Clinton was handed Bin Laden on a silver platter two or three times and rejected it. CALLER: We still have him. RUSH: That's right. See, what Walter's point here is while Obama is out there trying to say Romney wouldn't have pulled the trigger (laughing), it's Bill...
  • Book: Stud bin Laden used sex potion, Just for Men

    04/27/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies
    Aging 9/11 terrorist Osama bin Laden considered himself a stud who deserved multiple wives, but had to use a sex potion and Just for Men hair dye to keep his harem interested, according to a blockbuster book due out May 1, the one-year anniversary of his assassination by U.S. Navy SEALs. In Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen reveals that the reclusive killer was an advocate of polygamy. In an excerpt provided exclusively to Secrets, he writes: “His family life in Abbottabad was a source of genuine solace for...
  • Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US

    <p>The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says. The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony. "If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi's ashes," Burton commented in another email. Eichman was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and, tried in Israel, found guilty and executed in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean.</p>
  • Massive manhunt after ranger slain at Rainier

    01/02/2012 10:54:47 AM PST · by An American! · 22 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/1/2012 | Mike Carter, Craig Welch, Steve Miletich and Jack Broom
    Park Ranger Margaret Anderson, a mother of two who was married to another ranger at the park, was shot about 10:30 a.m. Sunday after setting up a roadblock to stop a car that was fleeing another officer. A man who was being sought in the shooting of four people at a New Year's party in South King County early Sunday is suspected in the fatal shooting of a park ranger in Mount Rainier National Park later in the morning. ....Searchers flew over the park Sunday night in a plane with infrared equipment that picks up signs of body heat. Meanwhile,...
  • Mount Rainier shooting opens door for agenda pandering

    01/02/2012 9:16:17 AM PST · by rockrr · 43 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Four people shot in Skyway and hours later, the same “person of interest” is allegedly involved in the slaying of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger, and in the aftermath, a debate is erupting over a 2010 law that allowed private citizens to carry loaded firearms in national parks in accordance with the laws of the state in which the park is located. Congress lifted a ban on carrying loaded guns in national parks in February 2010 amid warnings by critics that the action would lead to gun violence and poaching.—Seattle Times KING 5 morning anchor Joyce Taylor also tried...
  • D.B. Cooper: 40 years later - November 24th, 2011, marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary case

    11/25/2011 2:35:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 24, 2011 | Yahoo! News
    D.B. Cooper: 40 years later November 24th, 2011, marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary Cooper case, an unsolved crime that has baffled agents, detectives and amateur sleuths, and spurned one of the greatest manhunts in law enforcement history. The FBI’s case file on D.B. Cooper runs some forty feet long. It is located in the basement archives of the Bureau’s field office in Seattle, where for four decades agents have hunted for the man who ransomed a passenger jet for a small fortune and parachutes, then jumped out the back over the rural Northwest, during the middle of a...
  • Bin Laden killed: How it happened (Time to bomb Pakistan for harboring Al-Qaeda)

    05/02/2011 3:36:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 97 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/2/2011 | BBC
    Details are emerging of how al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was found and killed at a fortified compound on the outskirts of Abbottabad in north-west Pakistan. The compound is just "a stone's throw" and less than 200 yards from the Pakistan Military Academy, an elite military training centre, which is Pakistan's equivalent to Britain's Sandhurst, one local journalist from Abbottabad told the BBC. Other reports have put the distance at 800 yards. But the compound lies well within Abbottabad's military cantonment - it is likely the area would have had a constant and significant military presence and checkpoints. The operation...
  • Why It Took Ten Years

    05/02/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 2nd, 2011 | Nonie Darwish
    America failed to locate Osama Bin Laden for almost 10 years not because it wasn’t trying hard to find him, or because American intelligence is incompetent. It took so long because the Godfather of Terror was surrounded by many Muslims who would protect him with their lives rather than give him up to America — and no amount of financial reward was going to convince them to give him up. There is no doubt that many Muslim leaders knew exactly where Osama was hiding — and that it was not in the caves of Pakistan and Afghanistan, but in a...
  • Four Deputies Shot in Buchanan Co., VA (Shooter still at large)

    03/13/2011 2:49:50 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 41 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | March 13, 2011 | Preston Ayres
    BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. -- UPDATE: We are currently following a developing situation in Buchanan County, Virginia. Dickenson County authorities now confirm four deputies have been shot near Grundy. Law enforcement officers from several different departments are on the scene. They are currently searching for the suspect. The wounded offcers are being flown to a nearby hospital. It happened just after 3:00 P.M. this afternoon. We have a crew enroute to the scene. Stay with us on the web and on Fox Tri-Cities News at Ten and News Five Tonight at 11 for the latest details. We will be updating this...
  • FUN AND GAMES IN THE SWAMP, ST. AUGUSTINE

    11/10/2010 8:57:06 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies
    SELF | NOV10, 2010 | swampsniper
    My grandson just woke me up loading the pumpgun, the sheriff's dept has road blocks up and bloodhounds working the area. I don't have a trunking scanner so we're just sitting here loaded for bear.
  • I Don’t Want To Hear About It – Not Now.

    07/01/2010 8:16:56 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 1 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | July 1, 2010 | Gerry Ashley
    In a perfect world, we could all look forward to the long week-end that lies before us, and enjoy the fine flavor of ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs on a grill as we kick back to celebrate the 4th of July. Like most people across America , 31 year-old Tampa Police Officer Dave Curtis looked forward to the holiday with his wife, Kelly, and their 4 sons, Austin, 9, Sean, 6, Tyler, 5, and Hunter, 8 months. His co-worker, Jeffrey A. Kocab (also 31) was looking forward to an additional celebration this week-end: His wife Sara, 9 months pregnant,...
  • Natalee Holloway Extended Discussion Thread #21

    06/02/2010 1:42:42 PM PDT · by RGVTx · 1,063 replies · 13,311+ views
    Multiple sources | N/A | N/A
    This is a consolidation of the current threads on FR. It is intended to make discussion and updates easier. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2526123/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2526200/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2526225/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2526245/posts
  • 'Some Pakistan officials know where Osama is' - Hillary Clinton

    05/11/2010 3:22:57 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 16 replies · 647+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 10 May 2010 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: In a blistering attack on Pakistan’s long and covert association with terrorism, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused some government officials there of harboring Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, and warned that the US ''cannot tolerate'' attacks emanating from that country. Clinton’s stunning accusation against Washington’s ally came in course of a CBS 60 Minutes profile of the Secretary of State, and constituted the most direct charge of supporting terrorism against Pakistan by Washington to date. Clinton appeared to be pointing to Pakistan’s military and intelligence officials while absolving the current civilian leadership. ''I am not...