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  • Osama bin Laden operative at Fort Bragg (A old news story)

    03/09/2003 8:52:37 PM PST · by FreeSpeechZone · 23 replies · 1,292+ views
    Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service ^ | November 13, 2001 | By JOHN SULLIVAN and JOSEPH NEFF
    An al Qaeda operative at Fort Bragg By JOHN SULLIVAN and JOSEPH NEFF Raleigh News & Observer November 13, 2001 FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A former sergeant at Fort Bragg who became a close adviser to Osama bin Laden obtained sensitive documents describing how U.S. special operations units function. Ali A. Mohamed, a trusted trainer in bin Laden's al Qaeda network, walked the halls of the U.S. military's top warfare planning center at Fort Bragg for more than two years as an Army sergeant. From 1987 to 1989, he acquired sensitive documents describing how special operations units work and a...
  • Donald Trump personally thanked British SAS hero at the White House for saving lives of Americans in 2019 Nairobi terror attack after the elite soldier 'was shunned by his own comrades'

    11/16/2020 11:19:27 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 17 2020 | MEGAN SHEETS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and MARK NICOL, DEFENCE EDITOR FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
    President Donald Trump extended his gratitude to a British Special Air Service hero who helped save Americans during a jihadi attack on a Kenyan hotel in 2019, the soldier has revealed. The soldier, who uses the pseudonym 'Christian Craighead', shared a photo of his meeting with Trump at the White House on Instagram on Monday. 'Last year I had the privilege of meeting the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump,' he wrote in the caption.
  • Fine Print in New UN Report: Abortion Only Way to Keep Women Safe and Healthy

    01/31/2020 12:29:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | January 31, 2020 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 31 (C-Fam) Last November at a summit in Nairobi, the UN Population Fund announced that it would take $264 billion to reduce global maternal deaths and protect women and girls from violence. The agency just released a publication outlining the details of how the billions would be spent—and the fine print includes abortion. One of the enduring legacies of ICPD in 1994 is the compromise that was struck among nations: that the legal status of abortion was for national governments to determine, and that where legal, it should be “safe.” In the past quarter century, the same...
  • Live in Hope[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/21/2019 9:48:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My children I AM with you in the storms of life. My hand is eternally yours to hold onto. Pay no attention to the circumstances and do not look back , leave all distractions behind holding tightly onto My Hand of Hope for I AM with you even now and remember your life is in ME . Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Colossians 1:27 For God wanted them to know that...
  • Witness: Rear of plane was smoking before impact (Ethiopian Air)

    03/11/2019 1:42:38 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 66 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 11, 2019 | Staff
    From article: A witness to the Ethiopian Airlines crash says smoke was coming from the rear of the plane before it hit the ground, killing 157 people on board. Tamrat Abera tells The Associated Press the plane rotated twice before crashing and exploding. Smoke rose high into the sky.
  • FAA will issue notice that Boeing 737 MAX planes are still airworthy: Source

    03/11/2019 1:07:59 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 March 2019
    The Boeing 737 MAX, the type of plane involved in a deadly crash in Ethiopia over the weekend, is still airworthy and the Federal Aviation Administration plans to issue a notice to the international aviation community later Monday, a person familiar with the matter said. "The FAA continuously assesses and oversees the safety performance of U.S. commercial aircraft," the FAA said in a statement. "If we identify an issue that affects safety, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action." Aviation officials in China and Indonesia ordered domestic airlines to ground their fleets of the popular Boeing single-aisle planes after...
  • How running two minutes late saved man’s life from the Ethiopian Airlines crash

    03/11/2019 7:08:14 AM PDT · by yandexja · 33 replies
    FP NEWS ^ | MARCH 11, 2019 | James Lawson
    A man has revealed how running two minutes late for the doomed Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight saved his life. The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed six minutes after departing Addi Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday morning killing all 157 people on board.
  • China orders its airlines to suspend use of Boeing 737 Max aircraft

    03/10/2019 8:04:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | MARCH 10, 2019 / 7:55 PM | Josh Horwitz, John Ruwitch
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s aviation regulator said on Monday it had ordered Chinese airlines to suspend their Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft operations by 6 p.m. (5.00 a.m. ET) following a deadly crash of a 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines. An Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the second crash of the 737 MAX, the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse narrowbody jet that first entered service in 2017. In October, a 737 MAX flown by Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air flying from...
  • Ethiopian flight 302: second new Boeing 737 to crash in four months

    03/10/2019 1:35:43 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 84 replies
    The Boeing 737 MAX 8, a brand new plane only registered in November, disappeared from the radar six minutes into the flight. Immediate comparisons have been drawn with Lion Air flight 610, which crashed just over four months ago, killing 189 people. Flight data showed erratic climbs and descents before the plane, also a MAX 8, came down 12 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta. More than 300 Boeing 737-MAX planes are in operation and more than 5,000 have been ordered worldwide since 2017. It is the latest iteration of the 737, the world’s bestselling plane, ever more capable of flying...
  • All 157 on board die in crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight

    03/10/2019 7:21:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Racine Journal Times ^ | 3/10/19 | ELIAS MESERET
    An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, authorities said, as grieving families rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. More than 30 nationalities are among the dead. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. The pilot sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return, the airline's CEO told reporters. The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, calls itself...
  • Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

    03/10/2019 4:58:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 March 2019 | Duncan miriri
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster. The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 am. “There are no survivors onboard the flight, which carried passengers from 33 countries,” said state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, quoting an unidentified source at the airline. Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62...
  • Al-Shabaab: Kenya attack because of Jerusalem recognition

    01/16/2019 2:49:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/19 | Elad Benari
    The Al-Shabaab terrorist group said on Wednesday it carried out the deadly attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex in retaliation for US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, AFP reported. The group said in a statement picked up by the SITE monitoring group that its fighters stormed the DusitD2 complex on instructions by Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "It is a response to the witless remarks of the US president, Donald Trump, and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel," said Al-Shabaab. The assault with guns and explosives claimed the lives...
  • American Among Those Killed As Explosions, Gunfire Rock Nairobi Hotel

    01/15/2019 5:14:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 20194:41 PM ET | Laurel Wamsley Francesca Paris
    A series of apparently coordinated attacks rocked a hotel complex in Kenya's capital on Tuesday. A U.S. citizen was among those killed. An explosion tore through a bank in the compound at about 3 p.m. local time, then a suicide bomb detonated in the lobby of the nearby DusitD2 hotel, before attackers entered the hotel, shooting. The U.S. State Department confirms that an American was killed but has not released his or her name. Authorities in Nairobi so far have released no official casualty numbers, but sources have told news wires that 15 bodies were taken to a mortuary. Cabinet...
  • Gunfire and explosions rock Nairobi hotel in terrorist attack

    01/15/2019 6:13:52 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2019 | Max Bearak
    NAIROBI — Explosions and gunfire rocked an upscale hotel in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday in a terrorist attack that sent people fleeing into the streets and left body parts on the ground.
  • Kenyan musician dies days after complaining on live TV that he was unwell

    12/20/2018 9:40:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Nairobi News ^ | December 19, 2018 | HILARY KIMUYU
    Kenyan RnB singer Eliud Sagini, popularly known as Sagini, who died on Monday, complained of not feeling well while on a live TV interview Saturday. During that interview with KTN’s Str8up, the singer told the show host that he wasn’t feeling well. Two days later, Sagini passed on after being rushed to the hospital. During the show the interviewer, after introducing the show, informed the viewers that although the guest was not feeling well and was under medication, he had managed to make it. ‘TESTIMONY’ “Thank you so much for coming Sagini, so you are not feeling well what is...
  • It's time for the US to delist the PKK — here's why

    10/25/2018 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    The Region (Middle East) ^ | (10-23-18) 23/10/2018 12:44 | Meghan Bodette
    This November will mark 40 years since the founding of an organization that has gained greater geopolitical prominence than most non-state actors ever will. Millions of Kurds— the world’s largest nation without a state, oppressed by the autocratic states that occupy their lands— support it and consider it their political representation on the world stage. In the struggle against occupation and denial of Kurdish identity, it has evolved an ideology based on direct democracy, ecology, pluralism, and women’s liberation that poses answers to questions asked by political movements around the world for generations. This is the PKK— Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan...
  • Large Crack In East African Rift Is Splitting The Continent In Two

    03/31/2018 9:51:13 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 77 replies
    I4U News ^ | 03/31/18 | Hira Bashir
    A large crack that has suddenly appeared in Kenya’s Rift Valley is evidence that Africa will eventually break apart. The crack already stretches several miles and continues to grow, but it does not go all the way across the surface. If it does, it will split the continent into two. The crack has caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and also accelerating seismic activity in the area, leading researchers to believe that something dramatic could happen in the future. “The Great Rift splits Africa into two plates. With what is happening we have established one plate which is...
  • Maricopa County Cold Case Posse Facebook Page Will Live-Stream Final Obama Birth Certificate

    12/14/2016 10:36:44 AM PST · by JimGlove · 164 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    Phoenix, Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio will hold a press conference this Thursday, December 15th at 4pm MST at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Training Center to provide an update and a final conclusion to the Barack Obama Birth Certificate investigation. This event will be closed but publicly streamed for all to view. If interested, please feel free to re-share this post on your own timeline. You can tune into the live stream by visiting the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Official FaceBook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/Maricopa-County-Sheriffs-Office-147344832098401/ Thank you, Cold Case Posse Administration ~
  • Rent a car in Nairobi for 8 months or not?

    11/20/2015 9:14:00 PM PST · by msee · 60 replies
    I will be working in Nairobi, Kenya for 8 months starting March 2016. For the period I can rent a car for $1,200 per month, but am thinking I'd be better off buying a new car for about $8,000 and selling it when leaving. How practical is this? Thank you very much for your time and help!
  • Texas-owned private jet owned impounded in Congo

    02/20/2011 9:17:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    A private jet owned by a North Texas company has been impounded for the past 2 1/2 weeks and its passengers and crew detained by the Congolese government in central Africa, where officials say it was used to smuggle gold from rebel territories in the nation's eastern provinces. The plane was leased by Southlake Aviation, based in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth, to a subsidiary of CAMAC International, The Dallas Morning News reported in its Sunday editions. CAMAC company is owned by Kase Lawal, a Nigerian-born Houston oil tycoon an appointee of President Barack Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy...