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  • "..if I've done any of you a bad turn.." spoken by Iranian passenger on his FB page

    03/18/2014 12:17:36 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 7 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | CivilWarBrewing
    I've been looking into one of the Iranian passengers by the name of Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad or also known as Pouria Nourmohammadi, and I find one of his Facebook comments quite disturbing, possibly code for hijacking a plane.. His comment was: “Because of some problems I will deactivate my account. Friends, seriously, if I’ve done any of you a bad turn, forgive me because maybe…” Might his "bad turn" comment be his way of telling his handlers he's on track to hijack an airplane and change its flight path? Here are some links which discuss Pouria, whose FB account...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Nour Party: Protests should continue, but away from embassies

    09/14/2012 12:38:29 AM PDT · by fso301 · 7 replies
    The Salafi Nour Party issued a statement on Facebook today calling on demonstrators to stage peaceful protests away from embassies. The statement comes against the backdrop of clashes between security forces and demonstrators who were protesting outside the US Embassy in Cairo against a film they say disparages Prophet Mohamed. The party expressed deep regret for the clashes, but persisted in demanding prosecution of the producers of the film.
  • Egyptian Opposition leader Ayman Nour: “Camp David accords have come to an end”

    02/15/2011 5:41:33 PM PST · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-15-11 | Curt
    I don't think things are playing out like Obama and company had planned: ...the news of the day is none other than Ayman Nour telling a Lebanese TV station that it’s time to revisit the treaty with Israel. Nour isn’t some random talking head; he’s been in and out of prison for years for daring to demand liberal reforms from Mubarak’s regime, and actually went so far as to run against Mubarak for president in the rigged election of 2005. Not only is he a cause celebre in the west, he’s sufficiently prominent that Bush name-checked him in his speech...
  • Mubarak's ultimatum

    12/26/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-26-05
    Throughout the Middle East, reformers have been driven away by autocratic rulers. We Westerners are desperate to see the political systems in the Middle East evolve from authoritarian theocratic or oligarchical models to some variation of representative government. That desire suffered another setback on Saturday when former Egyptian presidential candidate Ayman Nour, 41, was sentenced to five years in prison for (what outside observers insist are trumped-up charges of) forgery. Up and down the region - Syria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority - the Western pluralist model of representative democracy has failed because broadminded, Western-oriented reformers have been...
  • Iran tests anti-ship missile from guided missile destroyer

    03/09/2010 10:02:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 619+ views
    Brahman.com ^ | 3/09/2010 | Brahman.com
    Iran has test fired a new anti-ship missile – Nour – from its first indigenously-built guided missile destroyer Jamaran in the Persian Gulf, according to a news report. The surface-to-surface missile was launched on Tuesday and successfully hit its target at a distance of 100 kilometers, Press TV reported. The country plans to develop the missile further by extending its range by up to 300 kilometers, the report said. The Jamaran warship, from which the missile was test-launched, was commissioned in the Iranian Navy in February this year. The multi-mission destroyer is equipped with several anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles. It...
  • Sudan: Plane hijacked in southern Darfur

    08/26/2008 9:03:11 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 244+ views
    msnbc ^ | Aug 26, 2008 | AP
    TRIPOLI, Libya - Hijackers in Sudan's wartorn Darfur region seized a jetliner carrying nearly 100 people, including local Darfur officials, and forced it to land at a World War II-era airfield in the heart of the Sahara Desert in neighboring Libya, officials said. A Libyan official at the remote Kufra airport said there were 10 hijackers belonging to a Darfur rebel group and were demanding enough fuel for the Boeing 737 to continue to France. -snip-
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,314 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Egypt Opposition Leader Nour Freed on Bail

    03/13/2005 2:44:32 PM PST · by billorites · 2 replies · 156+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2005 | Edmund Blair
    Mar. 12, 2005 - Egypt on Saturday released on bail Ayman Nour, an opposition leader detained since the end of January and whose jailing aroused Washington's concern. Scores of people, waving orange Ghad (Tomorrow) party flags, cheered Nour as he left a Cairo detention center after supporters paid his bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($1,724). Nour, leader of the opposition Ghad party, was held for about six weeks during investigations into allegations that his party forged documents when it applied for recognition last year. The party says the allegations are fabrications. "He came out much stronger than he went in...
  • By William F. Buckley Jr.: Oil-for-U.N.

    02/07/2005 11:03:07 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 468+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 8, 2005 | By William F. Buckley Jr.
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES A wild thought passes through my mind, which is that maybe Benon Sevan is in fact innocent. Innocent of receiving money directly from his buddy Fakhry Abdelnour, the Egyptian whose company (AMEP — African Middle East Petroleum) wanted some Iraqi chits to permit oil purchases. Benon Sevan was certainly not innocent of using his influence in behalf of his friends and of failing to blow any whistles when suspect contractors were designated to oversee the oil-for-food program, a cover-up for easing the life and enhancing the fortunes of Saddam Hussein. Click to learn more... The U.N. had...
  • Iraq calls for wider oil-for-food probe

    02/04/2005 7:52:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 621+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/4/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iraq called Friday for a widening of the investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food program and demanded the immediate return of money in the U.N. account that paid for administration of the humanitarian relief effort. Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie also reiterated the government's demand that the United Nations stop using oil-for-food money to pay for the independent investigation into the program led by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. "It is outrageous that Iraqi funds were mismanaged and then we have to pay for finding out about the mismanagement," he told a news conference a...