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  • Swiss nuclear smuggling suspect claims CIA link [Tinner]

    01/22/2009 3:09:09 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 6 replies · 683+ views
    AP via Google ^ | January 22, 2009 | Frank Jordan
    GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss man suspected of being involved in the world's biggest nuclear smuggling ring claims he supplied the CIA with information that led to the breakup of the black market nuclear network led by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. In a documentary airing Thursday on Swiss TV station SF1, Urs Tinner says he tipped off U.S. intelligence about a delivery of centrifuge parts meant for Libya's nuclear weapons program. The shipment was seized at the Italian port of Taranto in 2003, forcing Libya to admit and eventually renounce its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. The 43-year-old Tinner...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Meet Hunter Biden's new wife! Just weeks after splitting up w. his brother's widow,....

    06/12/2019 11:26:47 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 129 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2019
    EXCLUSIVE: Meet Hunter Biden's new wife! Just weeks after splitting up with his brother Beau's widow, the vice president's son secretly marries world-traveling South African activist. Joe Biden's son Hunter, 49, married Melissa Cohen, from South Africa, in Los Angeles in mid-May. Hunter used an instant marriage company to marry Cohen, and the hasty vows hint that Joe and the rest of the Bidens were not in attendance for the big day. A friend of Cohen said she lived in Los Angeles and the newlyweds met in May, having a whirlwind romance and getting matching tattoos. On Sunday, Jill Biden...
  • OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S GUINEA MINING DEAL HURTS AMERICAN BUSINESSES

    07/02/2012 12:02:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    human events ^ | july 2, 2012 | Robert Maginnis
    A secret business deal between the government of Guinea and a multinational firm with a U.S. partner aided by the Obama administration’s wrongheaded foreign policy could cost American businesses billions. Congress ought to investigate to protect American investors, expose any political shenanigans and prosecute the guilty. The London Sunday Times first cracked the story June 3 of the secret $25 million loan between an offshore company, Palladino Capital 2, and the cash-strapped West African country. The funds, according to the loan agreement, were to finance the start-up of Guinea’s state mining company, Heritage, but the cash allegedly disappeared and the...
  • South African Zulu King...in Plea to ANC Government to Retain Close Israel Ties

    01/11/2018 5:17:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | JANUARY 11, 2018
    South African Zulu King Invokes Fight Against AIDS, Drought, in Plea to ANC Government to Retain Close Israel Ties Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithinii during the unveiling of a memorial to the Battle of Isandlwana, in which a Zulu force clashed with invading British soldiers in 1879. Photo: JN / JDP / Reuters. The king of South Africa’s Zulu nation has urged the country’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) to retain close ties with Israel, following last month’s vote by the ANC at its national conference to downgrade the South African Embassy in Tel Aviv to a “liaison office.” King Goodwill...
  • South African schoolboy aged NINE marries 62-year-old woman - for second time

    07/20/2014 8:40:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | July 18, 2014 | John Kelly
    Nine-year-old Saneie Masilela has become the world's youngest groom for the second time after remarrying the 62-year-old woman he tied the knot with last year. Dressed in a silvery tuxedo, baby-faced Saneie clutched the hand of mother-of-five Helen Shabangu - her children are aged between 28- and 38-years-old - as they repeated their vows a year on in front of 100 guests.
  • New Evidence Emerges about Nelson Mandela and His Secret Communist Past

    01/20/2014 7:12:36 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/19/2014 | Ron Radosh
    We’ve known for some time that Nelson Mandela was a member of the South African Communist Party. It was hard for fawning liberals to acknowledge the meaning of his membership, so they came up with a narrative explaining it. Their story went something like this: He only briefly joined to get the benefit of their organizational talent, and his membership was rather symbolic, and hardly meaningful. What is important is his steadfast commitment to non-violence, his adherence to political democracy, and the role he played after emerging from prison in the waning days of apartheid.
  • Khan made trips to Niger, Sudan

    02/23/2004 8:27:58 PM PST · by piasa · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2004 | CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
    WASHINGTON: The famous African explorer Dr David Livingstone might have been impressed, even if the agenda was suspect. Pakistan’s disgraced nuclear proliferator-hero Abdul Qadeer Khan traversed the breadth of Africa in his hey day as a nuclear salesman , going to as romantic a getaway as Casablanca in Morocco and as remote an outpost as Timbuktu in Mali.   US officials might dearly like to get hold of Khan’s travel agent, or simply his itinerary, since he seems to have pretty much charted his own course during his profligate proliferating days. According to accounts now surfacing in the Pakistani media,...
  • Monaco's Prince Albert FINALLY to settle down as he proposes to girlfriend Charlene

    06/23/2010 9:05:14 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:28 PM on 23rd June 2010 | Unknown
    If she takes up swimming again, she won't be able to wear her engagement ring in the pool - she'd surely sink. Prince Albert of Monaco has proposed to South African former swimmer Charlene Wittstock - giving her a ring that more than makes up for his reputation as an eternal playboy. The royal palace said in a statement that the engagement was announced today between the 52-year-old prince and 32-year-old Wittstock.
  • Profile of suspected al Qaeda operative nabbed in Pakistan (info about Foopie)

    08/04/2004 8:13:05 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 10 replies · 651+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | August 03, 2004 | By LISA HOFFMAN
    - Ahmed Khalifan Ghailani, a/k/a "Foopie," is a diminutive Tanzanian with an Uzbeki wife, six children and a deep hatred of America and Western culture in general. A devout Muslim who plays a mean game of soccer but never learned to drive a car, Ghailani is also believed to be a key al Qaeda player who U.S. agents think is involved in a percolating terror plot aimed at disrupting America's upcoming elections. He had a $25 million price on his head as the FBI's No. 7 most-wanted terrorist - the same amount as the bounty for the capture of Osama...
  • Brown's photo 'on al-Qaida disks'

    08/08/2004 7:13:00 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 1,158+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/09/04 | David Teather
    Brown's photo 'on al-Qaida disks' Seized computers included chancellor's image among information on potential US attacks David Teather in New York and Patrick Barkham Monday August 9, 2004 The Guardian Details emerged yesterday of potential terrorist targets found on captured al-Qaida computers, including a downloaded picture of Gordon Brown, and possible plans to use helicopters to attack New York. Information gleaned from the three laptops and 51 computer disks seized in Pakistan led to the specific warnings issued last week about possible attacks on five financial institutions in the US. US officials have hailed as a breakthrough the arrests and...
  • South African panel OKs gay marriage

    11/10/2006 12:40:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 361+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/06 | Clare Nullis- ap
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A parliamentary committee approved proposals for same-sex marriages in South Africa on Thursday, clearing the way for the passage of legislation that would be unique on a deeply conservative continent. The compromise, reached after heated public debate, upset religious groups, traditionalists and even some members of the governing African National Congress while gay rights activists said it didn't go far enough. "It's been a very difficult time. It was a major challenge," said Patrick Chauke, chairman of the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee, which spent weeks touring the country to gauge public opinion and received nearly...
  • Syrians Torch Embassies Over Caricatures

    02/04/2006 11:31:17 PM PST · by anymouse · 66 replies · 2,109+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/5/06 | ALBERT AJI,
    DAMASCUS, Syria - Thousands of Syrians enraged by caricatures of Islam's revered prophet torched the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus on Saturday — the most violent in days of furious protests by Muslims in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In Gaza, Palestinians marched through the streets, storming European buildings and burning German and Danish flags. Protesters smashed the windows of the German cultural center and threw stones at the European Commission building, police said. Iraqis rallying by the hundreds demanded an apology from the European Union, and the leader of the Palestinian group Hamas called the cartoons "an...
  • Murders Foreshadow South African Land War

    07/02/2005 5:27:10 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 576+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-3-2005 | Roger Graef
    Murders foreshadow South African land war By Roger Graef (Filed: 03/07/2005) This is the tale of three South Africans, all worried by the same thing. It won't be on the G8 agenda at Gleneagles this week, and has gone largely unreported. Yet it may hold the key to South Africa's future wellbeing. Two are farmers - one white and one black. The other is a white policeman who is struggling to keep the peace. All are fearful and angry at the growing threat of a war over land. Police captain Manie Van Zyl has just eight men and two cars...
  • Inquiry on Food-for-Oil Plan Cites U.N. Diplomat for Conflict

    02/03/2005 8:14:11 PM PST · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 438+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 02/04/05 | JUDITH MILLER and WARREN HOGE
    Inquiry on Food-for-Oil Plan Cites U.N. Diplomat for Conflict By JUDITH MILLER and WARREN HOGE n interim report by a commission investigating the United Nations oil-for-food program in Iraq said the former head of the program had violated the United Nations Charter by helping a company owned by a friend to obtain valuable contracts to sell Iraqi oil. The conduct of Benon V. Sevan, a Cypriot official who ran the program between 1997 until its demise in 2003, was a "grave and continuing conflict of interest" and had "seriously undermined the integrity of the United Nations," the report concludes. The...
  • Man charged with nuclear smuggling

    09/03/2004 10:07:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 223+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | September 03 2004 | AFP
    A South African businessman has been charged with trafficking nuclear material that was reportedly destined for Asian countries, notably Pakistan. Johan Meyer, 53, appeared in court a day after his arrest on charges of being in possession of nuclear-related material and of illegally importing and exporting nuclear material. "He was arrested on charges that he was building a nuclear weapon," Meyer's lawyer Heinrich Badenhorst said. Press reports said that Meyer was a member of an international ring involved in the smuggling of nuclear components to Asian countries, Pakistan in particular. According to the charge sheet, Meyer is accused of acquiring...
  • QE2 liner was terror target - report

    08/04/2004 11:16:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 561+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | August 04 2004
    The QE2 liner was among the targets selected by two South Africans -- captured in Pakistan along with a senior al-Qaida terrorist -- who were plotting attacks on tourist sites in their home country. Raja Munawar Hussain, the chief of police in Gujrat, the eastern Pakistani city where they were arrested, said several maps of South African cities among the items seized after the raid, which also netted Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian with a A£13.7 million bounty on his head for the 1998 twin East Africa embassy bombings. "They were all very well trained terrorists because of the way...
  • Meet Sen. Kerry, aka ‘tough guy’

    07/14/2004 2:51:51 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 10 replies · 702+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2004 | By Noelle Straub
    WASHINGTON - Two former presidents, a group of vets and Sen. John F. Kerry's family won coveted prime-time speaking slots at the Democratic convention yesterday, as party leaders try to define Kerry by playing up his public service and military experience. But several key Democrats did not make the initial list of speakers, including Kerry's former primary rivals Howard Dean [related, bio] and Al Sharpton. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Boston Mayor Thomas Menino - who feuded publicly with Kerry in recent weeks - and the Bay State's last presidential nominee, Michael Dukakis, also did not make the list. Even Barack...
  • Sydney Bomb Factory (Religion of peace alert)

    12/20/2002 3:28:11 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 208+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 21 2002 | LILLIAN SALEH
    POLICE were interrogating a South African-born Muslim man last night after 14 bombs and Islamic literature were found in a dramatic raid on his western Sydney home. Police revealed the devices were packed with ammonium nitrate, nails and metal and had enormous lethal power. Ammonium nitrate is the same chemical used in the Oklahoma city bombing. The terror scare, which centred on the house of Gill Daniels – described by neighbours as a committed Muslim – occurred only by chance. Daniels, 36, now an Australian citizen, had not paid rent on his apartment in Nagle St, Liverpool, for two months...