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  • Grassley: Obama State Department blocked FBI's effort to arrest Iranian suspects

    05/22/2024 9:07:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies ^ | 5/22/2024 | MISSY SEVERI
    The senators claimed the reason for the State Department's interference was because of ongoing negotiations related to the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal, which former President Barack Obama signed in 2015. Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson unveiled evidence on Wednesday that former Secretary of State John Kerry's State Department "actively interfered" with the FBI's attempts to arrest people suspected of being in the United States illegally to support Iran's efforts to create weapons of mass destruction. Whistleblowers allegedly told the senators and shared unclassified documents with them that supported their claims, and showed that the Justice Department and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 5/2/2024 Newsdump Thursday*Turkey Touts Trade Cut Off With Israel*Macron Talks Troops In Ukraine Again*Protests And Crackdowns In US May Be Linked To Elite Forces*

    05/02/2024 9:51:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/2/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Its early Friday morning in the UK results beginning to come in for the local government elections... Turkey (Türkiye) halting all trade with Israel... Eight Syrian soldiers wounded in an Israeli attack tonight in a Damascus suburb... A massive fire tonight in Moscow.. In the Uk 45 people arrested resisting efforts to detain illegal immigrants for transfer to Rwanda... Swedish authorities granting permission for a Quran burning rally on May 10th in Malmo... "If the Russians were to break through the front line, if there were a Ukrainian request--which is not the case today--we would legitimately have to ask ourselves...
  • Israeli jets hit Lebanon's Bekaa Valley for a second day

    03/12/2024 6:30:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    REUTERS ^ | March 12, 2024
    Israeli warplanes struck deep into Lebanon for a second consecutive day on Tuesday, hitting a facility belonging to Hezbollah in the Bekaa Valley and killing at least one member of the Iran-backed group, sources in Lebanon said. The Israeli military said its fighter jets had "struck two Hezbollah military command centers" in the Baalbek area, in response to Hezbollah rocket launches towards northern Israel earlier in the day. Hezbollah said in a statement it had fired more than 100 Katyusha rockets at 7:00 a.m. (0500 GMT), targeting several Israeli military posts, in response to Israeli shelling of the Bekaa Valley...
  • Russia Sought to Kill Defector in Florida

    06/28/2023 8:45:24 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | Published June 19, 2023 Updated June 21, 2023 | Ronen Bergman, Adam Goldman, Julian E. Barnes
    The C.I.A.’s concerns were not unwarranted. In 2019, the Russians undertook an elaborate operation to find Mr. Poteyev, forcing a scientist from Oaxaca, Mexico, to help. The scientist, Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, was an unlikely spy. He studied microbiology in Kazan, Russia, and later earned a doctorate in the subject from the University of Giessen in Germany. He was a source of pride for his family, with a history of charitable work and no criminal past. But the Russians used Mr. Fuentes’s partner as leverage. He had two wives: a Russian living in Germany and another in Mexico. In 2019,...
  • An explosion occurred in the Novosibirsk Center for Virology "Vector" [Russia]

    09/16/2019 11:25:03 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 72 replies ^ | September 16, 2019 | Unknown
    An explosion occurred at the Vector State Virology Research Center near Novosibirsk . This research center has one of the most comprehensive collections of dangerous viruses in the world. According to Rospotrebnadzor, on the fifth floor of a six-story laboratory building, a gas bottle exploded during repair work, after which a fire broke out on an area of 30 square meters. The fire is eliminated. One worker suffered. With burns of the second and third degree, he was taken to the hospital. In Rospotrebnadzor emphasized that in the room where the explosion occurred, there were no biohazardous substances. At the...
  • Former Danish PM: Obama a ‘disaster’ in Syria

    08/19/2016 10:18:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 19 Aug 2016 09:24 GMT+02:00
    In a video message posted to Facebook on Thursday evening, Anders Fogh Rasmussen appealed to the US to be the world’s “policeman” and to stop “leading from behind”. […] “Obama’s decision to draw the infamous red line to Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria and then not follow it up with action was, in my opinion, a disaster,” Rasmussen said in a video message posted to Facebook. …
  • The West Must Bring China Down

    09/19/2023 7:31:35 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 85 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 19, 2023 | Gordon Chang
    The idea was that China's regime, given a stake in the existing system, would then defend it... By now, however, that bet looks like a mistake history will remember. For as the Communist Party grew stronger, it did not align itself with its Western supporters. On the contrary, it came to believe it could avenge centuries-old grievances and remake the world in its own image. The West's generous approach created the one thing it had hoped to avoid: an aggressive state redrawing its borders by force, attacking liberal values around the world, and undermining institutions at the heart of the...
  • Americans fly out of Iran after $6 billion prisoner swap deal with US

    09/18/2023 12:58:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Euronews ^ | 18/09/2023
    Some experts believe the deal signifies an easing of tensions between Tehran and Washington. Five American prisoners held in Iran flew out of Tehran on Monday officials said, as part of a deal that saw nearly $6 billion in Iranian assets unfrozen. Despite the deal, tensions are almost certain to remain high between the US and Iran, which are locked in various disputes, including over Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran says the program is peaceful, but it now enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. The planned exchange has unfolded amid a major American military buildup in the Persian Gulf,...
  • What WAS he planning? Director of research at biotech firm, 37, is charged after 'buying 800 castor bean seeds to extract the deadly toxin ricin'

    03/17/2021 12:27:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17 2021 | EMILY CRANE
    The director of research at a Massachusetts biotech firm has been accused searching online for deadly poisons and purchasing 800 castor bean seeds so he could extract the toxin ricin from them, federal prosecutors say. Dr. Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, 37, was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of justice after he allegedly lied to FBI agents when they were investigating why he was trying to acquire the deadly toxin. Authorities say Saaem had ordered 100 packets of castor beans, which each contained eight seeds, online.
  • Wilbur Romney: 'Hillary Was Bribed to Grease' Uranium Sale

    02/17/2017 2:33:16 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 20 replies
    Newsmax 2015 ^ | 24 Apr 2015 | (Unattributed)
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says that shocking allegations against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have "every appearance that (she) was bribed." During The Hugh Hewitt Show, Romney was asked about a New York Times story centered on cash flowing into the Clinton Foundation from the Russians as they won control of Uranium One, a Canadian-owned company with mines stretching from Central Asia to U.S. western states, according to The Daily Caller. "Yeah, I've got to tell you, I was stunned by it," Romney replied. "I mean, it looks like bribery. I mean, there was every appearance that Hillary...
  • Russia sentences Putin foe Navalny to 19 more years in jail

    08/04/2023 9:37:24 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 28 replies
    Luxembourg Times ^ | 8/4/2023 | Luxembourg Times
    A Russian court sentenced opposition leader Alexey Navalny to another 19 years in prison after convicting him of “extremism,” a decision he had earlier described as “Stalinist.” The closed hearing on Friday held inside a strict-regime prison found President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critic guilty of charges of founding an “extremist” group and six other related counts. The judge ordered the new term also to be served in a strict-regime prison. Navalny, 47, had predicted “a huge sentence, what they call a ‘Stalinist’ sentence” in a statement on his website the day before the verdict. He said he also expected...
  • CONFIRMED: CCP Counterintel Defector Dong Jingwei Is Still in the United States, Debriefing Continues

    06/29/2023 10:09:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/29/2023 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Almost exactly two years ago RedState broke the story of the defection of CCP counterintelligence official Dong Jingwei to the United States. The “terabytes” of data Dong, the highest-ranking Chinese defector ever, brought with him to the United States included information and data showing “that SARS-CoV-2 was manmade and leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, in addition to evidence confirming that the People’s Liberation Army managed the Wuhan bioweapons program (and others).” While it was essentially ignored by the mainstream media and dismissed by the professional former spook crowd, it was a huge story – so huge that RedState...
  • Health Officials Say Fentanyl Can be Weaponized, Urge Preparation

    06/05/2023 3:09:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | June 02, 2023
    The widely available drug fentanyl, already the number one killer of Americans under 50, could be weaponized and used for terroristic mass poisoning, according to health experts at Rutgers and other institutions. “Before fentanyl, the only viable mass poisons were rare and difficult-to-access agents such as cyanide or nerve agents,” said Lewis Nelson, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and senior author of the new Frontiers in Public Health paper. “Fentanyl can be just as deadly if properly disseminated, and it’s ubiquitous. A motivated person could readily obtain enough to potentially poison hundreds...
  • Report: 'Dirty bomb' parts found in slain man's home

    02/24/2009 8:40:41 PM PST · by maine-iac7 · 33 replies · 2,635+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 2/10/09 | By Walter Griffin
    Agency says radioactive materials recovered in home of man allegedly slain by his wife ...BELFAST, Maine — James G. Cummings, who police say was shot to death by his wife two months ago, allegedly had a cache of radioactive materials in his home suitable for building a “dirty bomb.” According to an FBI field intelligence report from the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center posted online by WikiLeaks, an organization that posts leaked documents, an investigation into the case revealed that radioactive materials were removed from Cummings’ home after his shooting death on Dec. 9 It says that four 1-gallon...
  • The Trailer For Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Dropped, And It’s Epic

    05/08/2023 7:33:05 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 124 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 May 2023 | Leena Nasir
    Universal Studios released the second full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” Monday, making this the must-see movie of the summer. Cillian Murphy is in the starring role alongside Emily Blunt as Kitty Oppenheimer. The movie also stars Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Jack Quaid, Rami Malek and many more. The plot line is riveting, and this epic trailer brings audiences on a gripping ride, thrusting them into pulse-pounding scenes showcasing a man who must risk destroying the entire world in a wild and dangerous attempt to save it. Oppenheimer” tells the tale of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer...
  • Top US Defense official says Iran could produce ‘one bomb’s worth of fissile material’ in ‘about 12 days’

    02/28/2023 7:50:54 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Iran could now produce “one bomb’s worth of fissile material” in “about 12 days,” a top US Defense Department official said Tuesday. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl offered one of the most striking US government assessments to date of Iran’s “breakout time” as efforts to try to restore the Iran nuclear agreement remain halted and Tehran continues to breach the restrictions set out by the deal. Kahl said that “Iran’s nuclear progress since” the Trump administration withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear deal “has been remarkable.” “Back in 2018, when the previous administration decided to...
  • The problem with leftist myths about Syria

    04/11/2018 10:21:46 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 32 replies
    Why are voices on the left still justifying the Syrian regime’s indiscriminate bombardment of Eastern Ghouta? As the death toll in the Damascus' suburb of Eastern Ghouta reached nearly 700 in two weeks and continues to rise, many so-called progressive voices continue to justify the carnage. Many are dead convinced that the regime is fighting al-Qaeda in Eastern Ghouta, which is using civilians as human shields - hence the hundreds of dead are not really the regime's fault. A great number of leftist in the West and the East have been buying into regime propaganda for years now. From Australian...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • Preparing for ‘Armageddon’? Biden Admin Buys $290 Million in Radiation Sickness Drugs

    10/11/2022 10:22:22 PM PDT · by NeverCheney · 50 replies
    REUTERS Via Washington Free Beacon ^ | OCT 7, 2022 | Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The U.S. government this week bought $290 million in supplies of a drug designed to treat blood cell injuries following radiological and nuclear emergencies as part of what it said were long-standing efforts to prepare for potential health impacts from threats to national security. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services purchased the drug Nplate from Amgen Inc. When asked whether the purchase, announced Tuesday, was linked to tensions with Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, an HHS spokesperson said it was part of ongoing efforts to prepare for a wide range of threats including chemical, biological, radiological,...
  • Mansour: Liar Dick Cheney Who Destroyed Millions of Lives Declares Donald Trump the Greatest Threat in U.S. History

    08/05/2022 12:43:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2022 | REBECCA MANSOUR
    “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” so says former Vice President Dick Cheney in a campaign ad released Thursday for his daughter’s floundering re-election campaign.Cheney bases this assessment on his claim that Trump is a liar. According to Cheney, Trump is “a coward” and not a “real man” because “a real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.”Would a “real man” lie to the world? That’s what Dick Cheney did.As Donald Trump famously stated in 2016 during the Republican debate right before the South Carolina...