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  • Tutored by the Tragedy of Turkish Democracy (rise of AKP)

    03/08/2017 2:40:54 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | March 7, 2017 | Nick Danforth
    When Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, it generated considerable debate between those who saw its success as a potentially liberalizing force and critics who feared it would ultimately bring the end of Turkish democracy. Depending on who you spoke to, the AKP was poised to turn Turkey into either Sweden or Iran; to finally realize Ataturk’s vision of making the country modern and Western or permanently destroy it.Today, a decade and a half later, the future of Turkish democracy certainly looks grim. With President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now leading a heavy-handed campaign to further...
  • 'A weapon of mass destruction was found in the U.S.': Shock confession of Customs officer

    02/13/2011 5:32:43 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 112 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 2/13/11 | David Gardner
    A port official has admitted that a 'weapon of mass effect' has been found by 'partner agencies' in the U.S., raising major questions over a possible government cover-up. The disturbing revelation came in an interview with San Diego's assistant port director screened by a television channel in the city. The Customs and Border Protection Department tried to dampen speculation over his remarks, but doubts remained over whether he had inadvertently revealed a dirty bomb plot to attack the U.S. mainland. snip ‘So, specifically, you're looking for the dirty bomb? You're looking for the nuclear device?’ asked Mr Blacher. ‘Correct. Weapons...
  • US Ordered Massacre Of The Region's People, Says Iran

    02/20/2011 9:10:31 AM PST · by Fennie · 11 replies
    NewKerala ^ | February 20, 2011
    The speaker of Iran's parliament, the Majlis, has said "massacre" of the people in Libya and Bahrain were taking place on the orders of the US. Ali Larijani, addressing the Majlis open session Sunday, said US officials should be made to pay for their crimes against Muslims. The Islamic Ummah (community) believes the US ordered such "criminal games", Larijani was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency.
  • Palin's Secret Weapon: New Film to Premiere in June (Campaign prelude?)

    05/24/2011 6:44:15 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 86 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 24, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    Shortly after Republicans swept last November to a historic victory in which Sarah Palin was credited with playing a central role, the former Alaska governor pulled aside her close aide, Rebecca Mansour, to discuss a hush-hush assignment: Reach out to conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon with a request. Ask him if he would make a series of videos extolling Palin's governorship and laying to rest lingering questions about her controversial decision to resign from office with a year-and-a-half left in her first term. It was this abdication, Palin knew, that had made her damaged goods in the eyes of some...
  • Flashback: Iran’s Soleimani Hired Mexican Cartel Associate to Assassinate Saudi Ambassador on U.S. Soil

    01/03/2020 7:21:02 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/3/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    In May 2011, discussions began secretly in Mexico between a known Los Zetas associate and Quds Force operative Manssor Arbabsiar. The discussion would lead to planning a C-4 detonation at a Washington, D.C. restaurant frequented by Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir. The Quds Force operative did not know that he was being recorded in a DEA operation. Over the course of a few months, several clandestine meetings in Mexico planned strikes against the Israeli Embassy in Washington, plus and the Saudi and Israeli Embassies in Argentina. New opium trafficking lanes between the Middle East and Mexico were also charted. In July...
  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guard deployed in Yemen

    01/16/2024 5:09:40 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Semafor ^ | Jan 15, 2024 | Jay Solomon
    Commanders and advisors from Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are on the ground in Yemen and playing a direct role in Houthi rebel attacks on commercial traffic in the Red Sea. The IRGC has stationed missile and drone trainers and operators in Yemen, as well as personnel providing tactical intelligence support to the Houthis, U.S. and Middle East officials told Semafor. The IRGC, through its overseas Qods Force, has also overseen the transfer to the Houthis of the attack drones, cruise missiles, and medium-range ballistic missiles used in a string of strikes on Red Sea and Israeli targets in...
  • Woman tries to bring 'fake bomb' onto plane to test Phoenix airport security

    08/10/2011 6:49:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    A WOMAN is behind bars after allegedly attempting to carry an explosive device through airport security at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, US. Lewiza Daman was accused of trying to sneak a fake bomb past TSA agents to test airport security, TSA agents found what looked like a simulated explosive device inside a carry-on bag at a checkpoint Friday. The container was filled with a paste-like substance, with a cell phone taped to the top. The bomb squad and hazmat teams were called out to the airport until they could determine the device was fake. Daman - an African...
  • Ex-acting CIA director reveals he had 50 spies sign a letter saying Hunter Biden laptop scandal was Russian disinformation to HELP Joe 'win the presidential election'

    04/21/2023 6:12:12 AM PDT · by algore · 32 replies
    A retired CIA leader coordinated a letter from former intelligence chiefs claiming that Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation because he wanted to help Joe Biden's presidential campaign. Mike Morell told the House Judiciary Committee that he was asked by Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State - who at the time was a senior member of the Biden campaign - to help discredit the laptop reporting. Morell was a former acting CIA director, serving for two months in 2011 and four months from 2012 to 2013. He retired from the CIA in September 2013. The House Judiciary Committee, led by...
  • Obama Inspired Ship 'Audacity of Hope' to Join Gaza Flotilla II-good pal raised money

    06/07/2011 4:12:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/04/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama's good pal Rashid Khalidi raised money for the venture. In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, at this celebration. This was something the LA Times hid from the American public before the election. The media refused to release the video. Terrorist Bill Ayers, Barack Obama and his good friend Jew-hater Rashid Khalidi There were also reports that terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were...
  • 99 arrested in Mexican Mafia crackdown in Calif.

    07/13/2011 3:06:50 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 13, 2011 | Salvador Hernandez
    SANTA ANA, Calif. — Nearly 100 purported gang members have been arrested, along with weapons, cash and drugs, in what law enforcement officials are calling a devastating blow on local gangs and leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia. Among those named in one of several indictments unsealed Wednesday was Peter Ojeda, a Santa Ana native indicted in 2005 and currently in federal prison. But despite his incarceration, Ojeda is accused of continuing to hold a grip in Orange County's Latino street gangs, ordering punishment on local gangs that refused to follow his commands and giving the "green light" on rivals...
  • California Iraqi-Mexican crime ring busted, police say

    08/18/2011 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Whats the Matter with Kansas? · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 18,2011 | Reporting by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Peter Bohan
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police in southern California have arrested 60 people and broken up an Iraqi criminal ring accused of selling drugs, machine guns and improvised bombs out of an immigrant social club, authorities said on Thursday. The swoop by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local police targeted a network operating out of El Cajon, which is near San Diego and close to the border with Mexico.
  • Iowa Conservative Leader Mired in Controversy After Rick Santorum Endorsement [2011]

    11/24/2023 2:02:08 PM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 23, 2011 | Shushannah Walshe and Michael Falcone
    By ABC News December 23, 2011 ABC News' Shushannah Walshe and Michael Falcone report: DAVENPORT, Iowa - An Iowa Christian conservative leader who bestowed his highly sought-after endorsement on presidential candidate Rick Santorum this week is now at the center of a controversy over whether he asked for cash in exchange for his public support. Less than 48-hours after receiving the backing of Bob Vander Plaats, the head of the prominent evangelical group The Family Leader, Santorum disclosed that the prominent Iowan told him he needed money to make the most out of the endorsement. And sources familiar with talks...
  • Obama, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood Ally Code Pink Directly Involved With Cairo Protests

    02/01/2011 7:11:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 36 replies
    Sunday, Janaury 30, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Tighe Barry, left, and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink protest in Washington, D.C. On the heels of a Big Government article asking whether the Muslim Brotherhood and other anti-Mubarak organizations in Egypt have been learning their tactics from Obama allies Bill Ayers and Code Pink (as a result of connections made in Egypt one year ago) comes news that Code Pink is in Cairo and is involved in the protests. An audio file of a phone call by leftist activist David Swanson that day to Code Pink agitator Tighe Barry in Cairo was posted late Friday. Barry, in Egypt...
  • Phone Calls Discussing Jihad Prompted Russian Warning on Tsarnaev

    04/28/2013 5:03:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2013 | SCOTT SHANE
    The Russian warning to the United States government in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, was based on two intercepted telephone calls discussing jihad, both involving his mother, a law enforcement official said on Saturday. The Russian authorities informed the F.B.I. in March 2011 that Mr. Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in the United States for about a decade, had changed drastically, had adopted extremist views and planned to travel to Russia to meet with underground groups. The F.B.I. sent agents to interview Mr. Tsarnaev and his...
  • What is Captagon? ‘Poor Man’s Cocaine’ Is a Favorite of Mideast Militants

    10/25/2023 4:39:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Investigators found odd, little pills buried in the pockets of Hamas terrorists who attacked Israel on Oct. 7. They were later identified as the drug Captagon, a powerful, synthetic stimulant. Captagon gained international notoriety in 2015 when it was discovered to be used by ISIS fighters to suppress fear and fatigue prior to carrying out terrorist operations. Now, because it’s cheap, as well as easy to make and smuggle, Captagon and its counterfeits are likely to remain a favorite tool of extremist militant groups to enhance their soldiers’ violent tendencies. Some reports have even labeled Captagon as “the jihadists’ drug,”...
  • Eisenbud's Odyssey: The scorpion & the frog (2011 prediction on the release of 1000 Hamas terrorists)

    10/21/2023 8:17:48 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2011 | By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
    (2011 editorial) I have always been fascinated by the timeless parable of the scorpion and the frog. It’s a short yet powerful warning about the often immutable nature of certain beings. In this case, the deadly and incontrovertible nature of evil. As the story goes, a scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a body of water, since the scorpion cannot swim. The frog then rightly asserts that doing so would put its life at great risk, as the scorpion is known to lethally sting other creatures, sometimes without provocation. To counter the frog’s argument, the scorpion insists that...
  • Killer High: The Drug That Turns ISIS Terrorists Into Superhuman Soldiers

    12/01/2015 7:23:40 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 48 replies ^ | Nov 21 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    A little pill called Captagon turns Jihadists into superhuman soldiers. They dont feel pain, they dont fear death and they dont get tired. They become killing machines. Bonus; it makes them murderously psychotic and causes brain damage after prolonged use. It is cheap, easy to produce and highly addictive. The Syrians take it as do the rebels. And from what I hear, ISIS loves the stuff. They laugh when they are beaten, they are high when they rape, they are jazzed when they behead infidels. During the raid in Paris, French police said they found needles used by the attackers...
  • The Tiny Pill Fueling Syria's War and Turning Fighters Into Superhuman Soldiers

    11/19/2015 3:38:04 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/19/2015 | Peter Holley
    As The Post's Liz Sly recently noted, the war in Syria has become a tangled web of conflict dominated by "al Qaeda veterans, hardened Iraqi insurgents, Arab jihadist ideologues and Western volunteers." On the surface, those competing actors are fueled by an overlapping mixture of ideologies and political agendas. Just below it, experts suspect, they're powered by something else: Captagon. A tiny, highly addictive pill produced in Syria and widely available across the Middle East, its illegal sale funnels hundreds of millions of dollars back into the war torn country's black market economy each year, likely giving militias access to...
  • Hunter Biden's Daughter Naomi Reportedly 'Vandalized' the US Capitol in 2011, Prompting His Apology

    10/14/2023 10:21:37 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 29 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | Oct 14, 2023 | Juwairiya Shariq
    Hunter Biden's now 29-year-old daughter, Naomi Biden, allegedly 'vandalized' the United State's Capitol back in 2011 while she worked as a Senate Page. The then 17-year-old allegedly 'deformed' the Dome, prompting her father to apologize to the head of the page program at the time. Naomi was a student at Washington D.C.'s elite Sidwell Friends High School when she landed a gig as a page for Nevada Senator Harry Reid. At the time, Reid was the chamber's majority leader, and her grandfather, Joe Biden, was Barack Obama's Vice President. Naomi was given a tour of the prestigious Capitol Dome in...
  • Israel says Hamas' leader Yaha Sinwar is their BIN LADEN and that IDF won't stop hunting him until he's dead, as US sends second aircraft carrier to Eastern Med to deter Iran from attacking

    10/14/2023 7:08:38 PM PDT · by libh8er · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10.14.2023 | Harriet Alexander
    Israeli troops on Saturday were hunting a Hamas commander described as Palestine's Osama bin Laden, vowing to find him wherever he was hiding and insisting his days were numbered. Yahya Sinwar, 60, is the current head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. He has been arrested by Israel multiple times and spent 24 years in Israeli prisons: he was freed in 2011, as part of a prisoner swap in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Sinwar is being held responsible for the murder of 1,300 Israelis in the October 7 attack. The U.S. death toll rose to 29 on Saturday,...