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    09/24/2009 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 966+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | September 24, 2009 | n/a
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2009 PRESS RELEASE BROOKLYN RESIDENT INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER OVERSEAS AND CONSPIRACY TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS An indictment was unsealed in federal court this morning charging Betim Kaziu, a U.S. citizen and resident of Brooklyn, with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.1 Kaziu is scheduled to be arraigned later today before United States Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack, at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. The charges were announced by Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • Judges won't extradite Kosovo terror suspect to US

    07/16/2010 2:10:40 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    PRISTINA, Kosovo — A panel of international judges on Friday decided not to extradite a Kosovo terror suspect to the United States on legal grounds and then set him free, a European Union official said. Nicholas Hawton said the U.S. request to extradite 29-year-old ethnic Albanian Bajram Asllani did not demonstrate "well-grounded suspicions" that he plotted terrorist attacks. The panel also ruled Friday there was no valid extradition treaty between the two countries. The extradition request was made on the basis of a 1901 treaty between the US and the former Kingdom of Serbia. In 2008, Kosovo declared independence from...
  • Speaker At Hizb Al-Tahrir Conference In Lebanon Calls For Jihad In Cyprus, Balkans, Caucasus

    07/20/2009 1:16:50 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 969+ views
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Speaker At Hizb Al-Tahrir Conference In Lebanon Calls For Jihad In Cyprus, Balkans, Caucasus At the annual conference of the Islamist organization Hizb Al-Tahrir in Lebanon, on the subject of jihad, organization member Sheikh Adnan Mizyan said yesterday that in light of the fact that many countries of Muslims are today under occupation, including Palestine, Iraq, Cyprus, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, and Kashmir, the Islamic ummah must take jihad measures in order to free them. Source: Al-Safir, Lebanon, July 20, 2009 Posted at: 2009-07-20
  • Trails Lead to Saudis: A Virginia terror probe continues (AL QAEDA IN BOSNIA)

    05/21/2003 9:30:22 AM PDT · by Destro · 10 replies · 572+ views ^ | May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m. | Matthew Epstein
    May 21, 2003, 8:45 a.m. Trails Lead to SaudisA Virginia terror probe continues. By Matthew Epstein In March 2002, Federal terrorism investigators descended upon a group of Saudi-backed executives operating out of northern Virginia. The government hauled away truckloads of files and computer hard drives from the "SAAR Network," a web of dozens of related companies with interlocking officers, directors, and corporate headquarters. The Treasury Department suspected the group was laundering money for al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Now over a year after the raids, many are asking whether the Justice Department will hand down indictments or clear the...
  • A Realist No Longer

    11/01/2005 6:50:06 AM PST · by Valin · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 10/31/05 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    The punditry world is abuzz with talk of a recent New Yorker article (no link available) by writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who has interviewed Brent Scowcroft, the former national security advisor for the Ford Administration and the Administration of George H.W. Bush. In a number of passages in the piece, Scowcroft takes on the current Bush Administration over the issue of Iraq, something for which he has earned applause from many Democrats and other Bush critics. But when one reads the entire New Yorker piece, one finds that Scowcroft's critique is directed at foreign policy idealism in general. And it's a...
  • Informant Who Set Himself on Fire at White House Gate Figured in at Least [3] Terror Probes in NYC

    11/17/2004 7:59:56 PM PST · by notkerry · 13 replies · 2,127+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2004 @10:30pm | Michael Weissenstein
    NEW YORK (AP) - An FBI informant who set himself on fire in front of the White House played a role in at least three terror investigations, court documents show. Defense attorneys said Wednesday they are re-examining Mohamed Alanssi's role in the cases against their clients, who are accused of helping fund Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida and the Palestinian group Hamas. "Ultimately what I'm heading for is a motion for dismissal," said Frank Hancock, the lawyer for Abad Elfgeeh, a Yemeni-born man accused of illegally sending millions of dollars overseas. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Roslynn Mauskopf, who filed the...
  • Montenegro census 2003 - Back to the Roots

    01/06/2004 2:21:05 AM PST · by Belgrader · 2 replies · 226+ views ^ | 6 January 2004 | Belgrader NOVEMBER 2003 MONTENEGRIN CENSUS (OFFICIAL DATA): 201.892 or 30,01% of 672.656 inhabitants of Montenegro declared their ethnicity (nationality) as being Serbian and 401.382 or 59,67% of the population identifies Serbian as their mother tongue, thus an absolute majority of Montenegrin citizens have affirmed their ethnic and/or linguistic identity as being Serbian. 40,64% are declared Montenegrins and only 21,53% speak so-called Montenegrin language. Historical areas, Boka Kotorska (The Gulf of Kotor) and The Highlands, are overwhelmingly inhabitated by the declared Serbs. --------------------------- Montenegro's Serb population on the increase | 13:07 | Beta PODGORICA -- Friday – The number of Serbs...
  • THE BALKANS: Moslems Rampaging

    11/27/2002 12:04:00 PM PST · by Destro · 7 replies · 215+ views ^ | November 21, 2002 | Q & D Headlines
    THE BALKANS: Moslems Rampaging November 21, 2002; Another group of former KLA commanders and fighters have been charged with war crimes in Kosovo. One of the men is Rustem Mustafa, who was a key KLA commander in northern Kosovo during the Kosovo War. November 17, 2002; The UN reported that two Serbian Orthodox churches in Kosovo were attacked. One church, the Saint Basil of Ostrog Church in Ljubovo (west of Pristina) was totally destroyed. Late on November 16 the All Serbian Saints Church in Djurakovac (also west of Pristina) was hit with three explosions, which damaged the inside of the...