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  • Five Years Since the Route 91 Massacre No One Knows a Damn Thing

    09/21/2022 9:40:48 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 40 replies
    Rolling Stone via MSN ^ | 9/21/2022 | Jonathan Bernstein
    “You have to stop and realize how much it’s changed you,” - snip - Yet five years since the massacre at Route 91, little else has, when it comes to mass shootings in the U.S. The suspect, a 64-year-old white man who took his own life by the time authorities entered his room, was identified, yet no motive was ever determined. - snip - And the survivors, traumatized and struggling to heal — an estimated 22,000 people attended the festival’s third day — find it hard to agree upon anything. Even the official death toll is a point of fierce...
  • Man, 24, who stabbed Salman Rushdie had fake driver's license in name of HEZBOLLAH commander and praised Iran's Revolutionary Guard on social media: Author is on ventilator, will likely lose an eye, his arm nerves are severed and his liver damaged

    08/13/2022 1:11:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 13, 2022 | Andrea Cavallier
    The man accused of stabbing author Salman Rushdie held a fake driver's license bearing the surname of an infamous Hezbollah commander, it has been claimed. That driver's license, which was was found on 24-year-old Hadi Mater bore the name Hassan Mughniyah. Both the first and second names are linked to infamous terrorist organization Hezbollah. The group's current leader is named Hassan Nasrallah. While one of the group's most notorious figures was Imad Mughniyeh, who was killed in a CIA-linked assassination in Syria in 2008. NBC New York reports that Mater's social media accounts showed that he was sympathetic to Shia...
  • Iranian charged in alleged plot to kill ex-Trump adviser John Bolton

    08/10/2022 9:23:12 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2022 | Perry Stein
    The Justice Department has charged a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate former Trump national security adviser John Bolton, accusing the man of attempting to pay individuals $300,000 to kill Bolton in D.C. or Maryland. The suspect, Shahram Poursafi, 45, remains at large abroad, the Justice Department said. If found and convicted, he would face up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 for the use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, and up to 15 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to...
  • srael-Iran Shadow War on Verge of Exploding Into the Open

    06/18/2022 2:50:49 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Sri Lanka Guardian ^ | June 10 2022 | Jonanathan Broder
    Israel-Iran Shadow War on Verge of Exploding Into the Open By Sri Lanka Guardian •June 10, 2022 •Espionage feature World View •Comments : 0 Iran removing UN monitoring cameras, poised to move troops into Syria by Jonathan Broder On the evening of May 31 in the central Iranian city of Yazd, an Iranian aerospace engineer was returning home from dinner with a colleague when he suddenly felt ill and collapsed into unconsciousness. Ayub Entezari was rushed to hospital, where he died after several unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him, according to an Iranian opposition media outlet. The cause of Entezari’s death:...
  • Turkey foils alleged Iran plot to kill Israelis in Istanbul

    06/26/2022 9:26:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 23, 2022 | News Agencies
    Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid thanked Turkey on Thursday for helping foil an Iranian plot to harm Israelis in Istanbul and said the effort was still under way.Turkish authorities arrested five Iranians suspected of planning attacks on Israelis ahead of Lapid’s visit, Turkish media reports said earlier in the day...Lapid arrived in Turkey on Thursday for talks with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu as the two countries press ahead with efforts to repair ties...Police seized two pistols and two silencers in searches conducted in houses and hotels where the suspects were staying, according to the report...Earlier this month, Israel issued a...
  • Bodyguard to Assad’s wife killed by anti-regime Alawites, Syrian media and attackers say

    06/06/2016 10:32:46 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 3 replies
    Albawaba ^ | June 6, 2016 | Non-attributed
    Multiple Syrian and other media outlets are reporting that Alaa Makhlouf-the personal bodyguard to Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad-was killed via a car bomb on Saturday, June 4th by members of the Free Alawite Movement. Syria Mubasher and Baladi appear to have been the first outlets to break the story, citing regime sources and the Free Alawite Movement’s Facebook page respectively. “We’ve killed Alaa Makhlouf, bodyguard to the wife of Bashar the beast,” the group declared coldly on Facebook after the attack. The attack took place in central Damascus. Rumors of a possible assassination against Makhlouf had been circulating for...
  • War Veteran Turned West Virginia State Senate Candidate Is Brutalized in Brass Knuckle Attack

    05/09/2016 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Rio · 35 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | May 9, 2016 | Inside Edition Staff
    A candidate for West Virginia state senate was brutally attacked over the weekend when a man wielding brass knuckles blind-sided him at a cookout, police say. Retired Major Richard Ojeda, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who's challenging the incumbent Democrat, was attending the political function in the town of Logan when a man reportedly asked him for a bumper sticker. When Ojeda knelt to attach the sticker to the man's car, police say the suspect struck the candidate as many as nine times with brass knuckles, knocking him out. According to West Virginia State Troopers, the suspect--who's been identified as...
  • Lee Zeldin’s alleged attacker quickly released from jail — just as rep. predicted

    07/22/2022 5:46:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | July 22, 2022 8:35am Updated | By Snejana Farberov
    The man who allegedly tried to stab Republican candidate for New York governor Lee Zeldin with a bladed weapon during a campaign stop on Thursday was released from jail within hours of his arrest on a felony charge — just as Zeldin had predicted. David Jakubonis, 43, from Fairport, New York, was arraigned overnight in Perinton Town Court on a count of second-degree attempted assault stemming from the attack on Rep. Zeldin but was quickly released on his own recognizance. In a tweet after the violent incident in Monroe County, Zeldin, who is running as a tough-on-crime candidate against incumbent...
  • Congressman Lee Zeldin attacked during campaign event (N.Y. Governor Candidate)

    07/21/2022 6:41:38 PM PDT · by Drago · 51 replies
    News Channel WHEC 10 ^ | 07/21/2022 | Jacob Linton
    FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) — While making a campaign speech Thursday night at a VFW in Fairport, Congressman Lee Zeldin was attacked by a disgruntled man in the crowd. After a brief tussle, members of the audience took matters into their own hands—by disarming and apprehending the attacker with zip-ties pulled from campaign posters...
  • Man Accused of Attack on GOP Rep. Zeldin Immediately Released after Being Charged with Felony

    07/22/2022 11:00:34 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | July 22, 2022 | BRITTANY BERNSTEIN
    A 43-year-old man accused of attacking Representative Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.) with a sharp object at a campaign stop in upstate New York on Thursday evening was charged with a felony and released from custody just hours after his arrest, police said. Zeldin, who is New York’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, was giving a speech on bail reform at a stop on his “Unite to Fire Hochul” bus tour in Perinton when David G. Jakubonis allegedly charged at him and pulled out a sharp object.
  • DHS won't provide info on terror plots until Congress gets waivers from accused non-citizens, Republicans say

    07/14/2022 1:21:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    FOX ^ | July 14, 2022 | Adam Shaw
    Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee want answers about a new Department of Homeland Security policy that lawmakers say requires them to get privacy release waivers from criminal non-citizens accused of terror and assassination plots, in order for DHS to give them information about the threats. In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, obtained by Fox News Digital, Republicans on the committee say the agency "has implemented a new policy requiring Members of Congress to obtain signed privacy release waivers from criminal non-U.S. citizens, including those illegally in the United States, and submit that waiver to the Department...
  • Mother of Abe killing suspect is a Unification Church member, church says

    07/11/2022 4:18:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 11 Jul 2022
    The mother of the man arrested for the killing of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the church's Japan head said on Monday (Jul 11). A police investigation into the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe prompted the head of the country's branch of the Unification Church to confirm on Monday that the mother of the suspect in the killing is a member. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the suspect who approached Abe and opened fire during a campaign speech on Friday, an attack that...
  • Former Japanese PM Abe Shinzo collapses (Shot while giving a campaign speech)

    07/07/2022 8:02:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 223 replies
    NHK ^ | 7/7/2022 | NHK
    Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo collapsed in the western city of Nara at around 11: 30 a.m. Abe was making a speech on the street. An NHK reporter says Abe was bleeding. The reporter heard what sounded like a gun going off. Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo collapsed during a speech in the city of Nara, in western Japan. Initial reports say he may have been injured. An NHK reporter on site heard something that sounded like a gunshot, and saw Abe bleeding.
  • ISIS affiliated suspect arrested for alleged plot to kill President Bush

    05/24/2022 12:05:51 PM PDT · by peggybac · 37 replies ^ | 5/24/22 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A man affiliated with ISIS is under arrest for his participation in an alleged plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush. "An Iraqi citizen living in Columbus, Ohio, has been charged federally with an immigration crime and with aiding and abetting a plot to murder former United States President George W. Bush," the Justice Department said in a press release on Tuesday. The statement added that Shihab originally came to the United States in September 2020 on a visitor visa and filed for asylum in March 2021 which is pending review.
  • John Hinckley Jr., Who Shot President Reagan, Says He Supports Gun Control Measures

    07/06/2022 1:46:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 6, 2022 | Ben Feuerherd
    The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s says he supports stricter gun control measures — including keeping firearms out of the hands of people with mental health problems. John Hinckley Jr. — who was released from court oversight last month – believes there are “too many guns in America,” he told ABC’s “Nightline” in an interview that aired Tuesday night. “I certainly don’t think the mentally ill should have access to guns, I mean that’s kind of obvious,’ Hinckley, 67, told reporter Juju Chang.
  • Nicholas John Roske, Brett Kavanaugh Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    06/08/2022 2:24:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Nicholas Roske, 26, is from Simi Valley, California. A LinkedIn page in the name of Nicholas Roske of Simi Valley says that he worked as an office manager at a pest control company. A criminal complaint accuses Roske of “attempts to kidnap or murder, or threatens to assault, kidnap or murder a United States Judge, to wit: a current Justice of the United States Supreme Court.” It outlines a number of items he’s accused of bringing with him to Kavanaugh’s neighborhood, including duct tape, zip ties, and a pistol. The suspect also goes by the names Nicholas Roske and Nick...
  • Israel’s Mossad says it stopped Iranian plot to assassinate US general

    05/12/2022 3:58:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 12, 2022 | Emily Crane
    Israel’s Mossad spy agency has claimed it recently thwarted an Iranian assassin’s plot to murder a US general stationed in Germany, an Israeli diplomat in Turkey and a journalist in France. Mossad agents said the man they apprehended late last month on Iranian soil is an alleged gang member with ties to Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. The suspect, Mansour Rasouli, 52, admitted during the April 30 interrogation that he’d been assigned to carry out the triple assassination, the outlet said.
  • Catholic Priest Among 4 Sentenced in Shooting of South Sudan Bishop-Elect

    04/27/2022 6:55:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 4/26/22 | Staff
    A Catholic priest was among four people sentenced on Monday over the shooting of a bishop-elect in South Sudan. A judge at the high court in the capital Juba issued the sentences on April 25 after Father John Mathiang Machol, Moris Sebit Ater, Laat Makur Agok, and Samuel Makir were found guilty of “participating directly or indirectly” in the attempted assassination of the now Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek. Justice Alexander Sebur Subek gave Father Mathiang a seven-year jail term in connection with the attack on the Italian-born member of the Comboni Missionaries, who was shot in both legs on...
  • Busted Iran front group loaded Clinton Foundation with cash

    07/03/2017 8:47:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 3, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    THE ALAVI FOUNDATION REGULARLY SENT FIVE-FIGURE DONATIONS TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. An Iranian foundation recently convicted as a front organization for the theocratic regime in Tehran donated five-figure sums to the infamous Clinton Foundation. Last week, a New York grand jury ruled that the government can seize a building majority-owned by the Alavi Foundation, agreeing with prosecutors that it is a front group for the mullahs in Tehran. The foundation used the Manhattan skyscraper to garner hundreds of millions in revenue so it could supply cash for its “charitable” endeavors inside the United States. The Alavi Foundation rarely donated to...
  • Celebrated BLM activist arrested for attempted murder of Louisville mayoral candidate

    02/15/2022 12:12:02 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 35 replies
    BPR ^ | FEb. 15, 2022 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    A Black Lives Matter activist and black nationalist named Quintez Brown, who was championed by both former President Barack Obama and MSNBC leftist anchor Joy Reid, allegedly attempted to assassinate Craig Greenberg, who is a Democratic mayoral candidate in Louisville, Kentucky on Monday. Greenberg was holding a brief meeting with four members of his campaign team on Monday morning when Brown allegedly appeared in the doorway to his office, aimed a gun at him, and opened fire. No one was injured “despite one bullet coming so close that it grazed my sweater and my shirt,” the candidate recounted. One of...