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  • Reuters’ Headline Labels CIA Traitor ‘Whistle-Blower’

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 201+ views ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • 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>
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Congress acts to promote U.S. to foreign visitors

    03/04/2010 9:11:12 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 17 replies · 311+ views
    International travel to the United States took a significant hit after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, research shows. Efforts to reverse this trend culminated in Senate approval last week of the Travel Promotion Act, which President Obama is expected to sign today. The measure provides close to $200 million annually to create a national agency - the Corporation for Travel Promotion - modeled after successful tourism-advancement organizations in this country and in other developed nations.
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • FBI Investigating Mpls. Travel Agency Owner (Somali)

    08/07/2009 12:25:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies · 494+ views ^ | 8/6/09 | Mark Albert and Nicole Muehlhausen
    A south Minneapolis business owner, accused of swindling travelers out of airline tickets, could now be part of an FBI investigation into missing Somali men, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned. Minneapolis Police arrested Ali Mohamud, 35, Thursday after he came back to Minnesota from out of state. He was charged in Hennepin County District Court with six counts of felony theft by swindle, accused of taking approximately $40,000 from at least a dozen travelers but either failing to book the airline tickets to the Middle East or Africa, or canceling the itineraries after they had been purchased and keeping the...

    11/25/2005 5:37:01 AM PST · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 311+ views
    ICE! ^ | November 23, 2005 | ICE!
    8 CHARGED IN ORANGE COUNTY-BASED ALIEN SMUGGLING SCHEME Suspects include proprietor of Anaheim travel agency SANTA ANA, Calif. - Eight members of an Orange County-based human smuggling ring suspected of bringing as many as 100 undocumented aliens a month into the Southland have been indicted following a two-year investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Among those charged in the case is the organization's alleged ringleader, Emilio Mayorales, 42, who was arrested at his Anaheim residence yesterday. Also under indictment is the proprietor of the Aero Paris travel agency in Anaheim, Mauro Perez, 49. According to the indictment, Perez...
  • Al-Qaeda 'travel agency' revealed

    08/23/2004 11:46:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 1,073+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 24 2004 | Maxim Kniazkov
    THE al-Qaeda terror network is running a clandestine travel service, possibly in partnership with people smugglers south of the US border, which helps move its terrorists around the world. A national commission that investigated the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the US disclosed its findings in a report released at the weekend as its final act before formally disbanding. "There are uncorroborated law enforcement reports suggesting that associates of al-Qaeda used smugglers in Latin America to travel through the region in 2002, before travelling onward to the US," the panel said, without offering specifics. The US Border Patrol has...