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  • Former Army Green Beret pleads guilty to espionage charge

    11/18/2020 10:24:18 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 18, 2020 | Matthew Barakat
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty Wednesday to divulging military secrets to Russia about his Special Forces unit's activities in former Soviet republics. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to a charge under the federal Espionage Act at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in February. Debbins, a Minnesota native, had a 15-year relationship with Russian intelligence, dating back to 1996 when he was an ROTC student at the University of Minnesota and on a visit to Russia for...
  • From B-1 Bob to Trump The "Axis Of Evil" Has Perfected Their Assault on Outsiders

    11/07/2020 4:23:03 PM PST · by OneVike · 25 replies
    OneVike ^ | 11/7/20 | Chuc Ness
    Bob Dornan & Family From B-1 Bob to Trump, The "Axis Of Evil" Has Perfected Their Assault on Outsidersby Chuck NessOctober 17, 2020 Every now and then, a champion for the rights of the disenfranchised American citizen comes along to give us hope that not all is lost. Those champions know that we citizens go about our business of working hard, raising children, enjoying our leisure activities, and voting to put responsible people in power to protect and defend our constitutional rights. Sadly, many times we are fooled by charismatic liars who convince us they are for us. Just...
  • Federal judge examines Flight 800: court inquiring if investigators abused justice system

    04/23/2004 1:15:23 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 84 replies · 370+ views ^ | Friday, April 23, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    Almost eight years after TWA Flight 800 was blasted out of the sky, a federal judge permitted discovery to go forward in a civil case James and Elizabeth Sanders have brought against the federal government and eight named defendants. A retired cop turned journalist, Sanders alleged that the defendants – namely certain federal officials involved in the Flight 800 investigation – perverted the system, using ordinary criminal process for the improper purpose of quelling the free speech of him and his wife, Elizabeth, the plaintiffs in the case. "Not only is the chilling of free speech of citizens not what...
  • FBI Knew Of Allegations Against Ghislaine Maxwell As Early As 1996, Accuser Says. It Took 24 Years To Arrest Her

    07/02/2020 7:25:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/2020 | MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
    The FBI knew about allegations against convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell at least as early as 2006, possibly as early as 1996, an Epstein accuser says. Maxwell was not arrested until Thursday after a grand jury indicted the British socialite and heiress on charges of conspiracy to entice minors to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors to these illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts, and perjury. Painter Maria Farmer alleges that she and her sister were sexually abused by Epstein and Maxwell in 1996 when...
  • Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee [Fusion GPS]

    07/28/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rosie Gray
    [Subtitle: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.]The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways,...
  • With Soleimani dead, the world is safer, but it’s not enough.

    01/05/2020 3:01:37 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 5 replies
    Jan.5,2020 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    On January 3, 2020, near Baghdad's airport, a U.S. air raid targeted Qasem Soleimani, commander of Quds Force, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (“IRGC’s”) terrorist arm. He was killed instantly. To understand how important this is, one needs to understand who Qasem Soleimani (1957-2020) was. Soleimani, a one-time construction worker and weightlifter, joined the IRGC after the 1979 revolution and soon headed one of the IRGC’s main cadres. Khomeini assigned Soleimani to suppress a Kurdish movement in Mahabad, Western Azerbaijan. Soleimani's brutality earned him command over a Quds Guard Corps unit in Kerman. The Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) gave Soleimani opportunities...
  • Not just Party City: Why helium shortages worry scientists and researchers

    05/18/2019 12:23:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 18, 2019 | Mary Pflum
    This month’s announcement from Party City that it’s closing more than 40 stores as it grapples with new challenges, including diminishing helium supplies, likely came as unwelcome news to customers who count on the store for their balloon and event planning needs. But for scientists like Mark Elsesser, the announcement was something of a relief, inflating hopes that the public, and the government, might start paying closer attention. “When it comes to helium, we’re at a tipping point,” said Elsesser, who is the associate director of government affairs at the American Physical Society, a nonprofit association of physicists. “Party City...
  • [August 30, 2007] Richard Jewell, 44, Hero of Atlanta Attack, Dies

    03/24/2012 6:06:07 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 87 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2007 | KEVIN SACK
    Richard A. Jewell, whose transformation from heroic security guard to Olympic bombing suspect and back again came to symbolize the excesses of law enforcement and the news media, died Wednesday at his home in Woodbury, Ga. He was 44. The heavy-set Mr. Jewell, with a country drawl and a deferential manner, became an instant celebrity after a bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta in the early hours of July 27, 1996, Only minutes earlier, Mr. Jewell, who was working a temporary job as a guard, had spotted the abandoned green knapsack that contained the bomb, called it to...
  • Richard Jewell: The Death of a Little Big Man

    09/11/2007 7:21:31 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 19 replies · 1,087+ views
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 11 Sept 2007 | Nicholas Stix
    When people think of heroes, they typically think of a big man, and laugh at little guys. And while in seeking to subdue a violent character without recourse to a deadly weapon, bigger, as a rule, is better, there is no correlation between physical strength and physical courage. For instance, I’m fond of the late John Wayne, who was the most popular actor in screen history. And yet, when World War II came, the 6’4 ½” Wayne got himself a deferment from the draft, and stayed home. Meanwhile, America’s most decorated soldier was 5’5, 110 lb. Audie Murphy. Forty-four-year-old Richard...
  • Eric Rudolph Was A Doper/The FBI Did Not Get Its Man

    06/13/2003 10:51:57 AM PDT · by walford · 69 replies · 430+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | June 12/13, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post has angered some conservative Christians by quoting a so-called terrorism expert as saying accused bomber Eric Rudolph is a "Christian terrorist." A more accurate description would be "doper." The Post had previously noted in passing that Rudolph had traveled to Holland to procure high-quality marijuana seeds for the marijuana he raised and smoked. Attorney General John Ashcroft applauded the apprehension of Eric Rudolph, who had been eluding law enforcement for five years, by saying, "American law enforcement's unending efforts to capture Eric Robert Rudolph have been rewarded. Working with law enforcement nationwide, the FBI always gets...
  • Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” is a Jewel of a Film, a Grand Flourish for the 90 Years Young Director

    11/23/2019 12:52:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 115 replies
    SHOWBIZ 411 ^ | - November 22, 2019 4:39 pm | Roger Friedman
    A friend of mine called this morning who’d seen Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell last night in Hollywood. She knew I was seeing it this morning in New York. “It’s going to upset your apple cart of an Oscar list,” she said. She was right. Eastwood, at 90, has made a jewel of a film in “Richard Jewell,” a real masterclass in filmmaking. Eastwood will have to be nominated for Best Director. The screenplay and music (by Arturo Sandoval) will have to be nominated. And the actors, the actors now roll right into the top 5 in their respective categories. Paul...
  • Dem's get TROLLED when asking for Ukraine Docs

    10/05/2019 8:52:55 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 10 replies
    The Next News Network ^ | 10/5/19 | The Next News Network
    Link to Video claiming that the Trump administration handed over Ukraine documents implicating Clinton colluding with Ukraine in the 1996 election and implicating Biden in payback scheme.
  • Clint Eastwood Takes Aim at the FBI and the Media in ‘Richard Jewell’ Trailer (Video)

    10/03/2019 11:40:21 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 27 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 3, 2019 | Thom Geier
    Clint Eastwood points a stern finger at FBI investigators and the media in the first trailer for his new fact-based drama “Richard Jewell,” which explores the security guard who reported finding an explosive device at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics — and then was falsely accused of planting it himself.
  • Why did Trump hold a rally in this small Pennsylvania town?

    If there was a reason President Donald Trump chose the small Pennsylvania town of Montoursville to hold a campaign rally, no one in the media is saying what it is. In the absence of any answers, let me suggest one, admittedly more speculative than proven but a possibility nonetheless. In 1996, during the midst of Bill Clinton's desperate drive to become president, 16 French club members from the Montoursville high school and five of their chaperones died in the crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island.
  • Suspected Hezbollah spy scouted targets in New York, other major cities: prosecutors

    09/19/2019 9:47:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/19/2019 | melissa leon
    A New Jersey man is accused of being a secret Hezbollah operative in the United States for more than a decade, surveilling potential attack sites in New York City, Boston and Washington, prosecutors said Thursday. Alexei Saab, 42, from Morristown, was charged under a nine-count indictment in connection with a range of alleged terror activities. They included providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO) and receiving military-style training from that group, the Justice Department said. “Even though Saab was a naturalized American citizen, his true allegiance was to Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responsible for decades of terrorist...
  • Dems Secretly Trained Thousands of Activists to Manipulate Media, Clinton Library Docs Show

    09/11/2019 5:11:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 75 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/11/19 | Yuichiro Kakutani
    DNC coordinated with activists to 'infiltrate' talk radio The Democratic party developed an elaborate, multi-year operation in the 1990s that deployed thousands of activists to covertly mold public opinion using talk radio, according to documents from the Clinton Presidential Library. The Democratic National Committee (DNC), with the blessing of the Clinton White House, launched the Talk Radio Initiative (TRI) ahead of the 1996 campaign. The program trained thousands of operatives to call in to radio shows, conduct surveillance of their contents, and secretly disseminate Democratic talking points while posing as ordinary listeners. "Volunteers must be able to keep the project...
  • Fanning Imaginary Flames: A Look Back At The Great Church Fire Propaganda Campaign

    06/11/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2011 | Scott Swett
    Fifteen summers ago, America's news media informed us that black churches throughout the South were being torched by white racists. The purported wave of arsons dominated the airwaves and generated thousands of newspaper articles. Pundits, politicians and preachers decried the terrorism and the hate it represented. In fact, it never happened. Here is the little-known story of how an obscure radical group teamed up with a leftist national church organization, an unprincipled President and a legion of compliant news outlets to create a media firestorm -- one based entirely on lies.
  • ANSWER's Steering Committee: Traitors, and Commies, and Jew-haters - oh my!

    03/12/2003 12:09:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 34 replies · 30,466+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | By Ryan Anderson O’Donnell
    ANSWER's Steering CommitteeBy Ryan Anderson O’ | March 12, 2003 The group at the forefront of the recent anti-war rallies, International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is in reality a front organization designed to further the radical agenda of several extremist movements from the political Left. Despite the media’s assertions to the contrary, present incarnation of the peace movement, led by ANSWER, is anything but representative of mainstream America. ANSWER’s steering committee reads like a "Who’s Who" of radical political organizations. The most influential member of ANSWER’s steering committee, Ramsey Clark’s pet project known as the...
  • Ukraine to Declare Moscow Mayor, Political Strategist Personae Non Gratae for Yanukovich Support

    11/29/2004 8:14:17 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies · 1,424+ views ^ | 29.11.2004
    Ukraine’s foreign policy body will announce Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and political strategist Gleb Pavlovsky personae non gratae for their support of pro-Moscow presidential candidate, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich. The two political leaders, in a formal statement to be released Monday, are accused of “inciting nationalist strife, war, propaganda of fascism, and making statements discrediting the democratic process in the Ukraine,” the Russki Kurier daily reported. Yuri Luzhkov earlier traveled to the Russian-speaking Donetsk region to endorse Yanukovich, as did President Vladimir Putin in several statements. Speaking at the All-Ukrainian Congress of Deputies in Severodonetsk, Luzhkov criticized the opposition for...
  • The Master Of Moscow

    12/12/2005 2:05:17 PM PST · by sergey1973 · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 19, 2005 | Michael Meyer
    Russia's capital city is a golden egg. The Kremlin aims to seize it in yet another play for power and privilege. Dec. 19, 2005 issue - Moscow is not merely Russia's capital. It is a treasure chest. The city is home to four fifths of the country's national wealth. It boasts more billionaires than New York or London. Everything and everyone is here: banks, businesses, trade. Whoever rules Moscow, Russians like to say, rules the country. The undisputed master of Moscow just now is its current mayor, Yuri Luzhkov. For more than a decade he has ruled the city...