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Iran promises weapons and military equipment to West Bank terrorists

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

This is article 1231 of 1231 in the topic International

While the world’s eyes are on the continuing armed conflict between Israel and Islamist groups in Gaza, on Monday a top Iranian commander of their so-called elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps told the nation that they are committed to arming “Palestinian resistance groups” in the West Bank in retaliation for the alleged Israeli penetration into Iran’s airspace.

The IRGC had claimed Monday morning that it’s surface-to-air missile shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly called a drone. Iran alleges that the UAV was a state-of-the-art, stealth drone which attempted to enter Iranian airspace over its Natanz nuclear zone. The intruding drone was intercepted and brought down by a missile, the Iranian claimed.

“We will speed up arming the West Bank and retain the right for any response,” Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told Iranian news outlets in Tehran in reaction questions about the Israeli aircraft.

The issue of arming the Palestinians with more deadly and destructive weapons gained momentum after Iran’s Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that the Muslims living in the West Bank must be in a position to repel the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) especially since the Israelis launched an offensive against Palestinians living on the Gaza Strip on July 8.

On July 29, in a sermon on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr — the last day of Ramadan when Muslims break their fasts — Imam Khamenei noted Iran’s support for the “Palestinian resistance groups in their fight with the Israeli regime.” He also accused the United States of seeking to disarm Palestinian fighters in order to assist the Israeli’s in suppressing Hamas and other organizations such as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

“Unlike the view and effort of supporters of ‘the child-murderer Zionist regime’, the whole world and the Islamic world in particular, have an obligation to arm the Palestinian nation as much as possible,” the nation’s spiritual leader said, according to Iran’s state-run news media.

Meanwhile on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said, “Iran will sue Israel legally over its alleged violation of Iran’s air space here on Monday following reports that Iran had downed an Israeli stealth drone in its airspace.”

“We will take a proper defensive measure over the clear violation of our country’s integrity, and we preserve the right to follow up the issue in the legal and international bodies,” Afkham was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

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IRS corruption: Lerner destroyed Blackberry containing subpoenaed emails

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

This is article 305 of 306 in the topic Taxation/IRS

On the same day as a public-interest watchdog announced that alleged IRS conspirator Lois Lerner’s “lost or missing” subpoenaed emails were intentionally not retrieved, it was learned on Monday that Lerner intentionally destroyed her Blackberry. The device was rendered useless well after it was known that her office desktop computer crashed and she was anticipating having to appear before a panel of lawmakers, according to information from federalJudge Emmet Sullivan’s court.

An IRS official declared under oath, that the destroyed Blackberry contained the same subpoenaed emails (both sent and received) as Lois Lerner’s computer hard-drive. Judge Sullivan had decided the best way to arrive at the truth with the suspected IRS conspirators was to have them give sworn-testimony so any false statement would lead to criminal charges of perjury or obstruction of justice.

On Monday, the Examiner reported that the Department of Justice attorneys on behalf of the IRS reported to Judicial Watch that Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails, in fact all information stored on government computers, “are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe.”

“The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search. The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system,” according to Judicial Watch.

The IRS’ deputy chief information officer, Stephen Manning, claimed that Lerner’s hard drive crashed in June 2011 and was later trashed by IRS. Then the IRS claimed that the emails of a number of other IRS officials were also missing in similar “crashes,” an event that many experts said was next to impossible and highly improbable.

Judge Sullivan reportedly has been relentless in forcing the IRS to provide information about the alleged IRS corruption and the Judicial Watch lawsuit that has provided more information about the emails than the congressional investigators.

This new information regarding IRS deceitfulness is connected with officials from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of conservative and Tea Party non-profit organizations for excessive scrutiny at the behest of former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner.

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Convicted HHS cyber security chief says he fantasized raping, slaying children

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

This is article 335 of 335 in the topic Criminal Activity

A federal jury in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday convicted a former cyber security chief at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of child pornography charges, according to the Justice Department. The prosecutor said that the suspect had even proposed meeting a fellow pedophile in person to indulge their shared fantasy of raping and murdering children.

Timothy DeFoggi, who served in the Obama administration as the acting cyber security director for the HHS, was convicted in the U.S. District Court of Nebraska in Omaha for his involvement in an Internet-driven conspiracy to market child pornography and for his membership in a for-profit pornography website that specialized in “kiddie porn.”

The 56-year-old Defoggi was just one suspect in an ongoing investigation involving three kiddie porn websites. According to Justice Department officials, the webmaster for the child pornography websites has already been convicted by a federal jury for running the online forums.

According to observers who attended the trial, the prosecutor’s case against DeFoggi was shocking in its details regarding his plotting to go through with violent sexual acts against children.

According to the testimony and evidence heard and seen during his four-day trial, DeFoggi registered on his home computer as a porno website member in March 2012, and kept his membership until Dec. 8, 2012, when the website was shutdown by FBI agents.

While visiting the website, DeFoggi was able to view the website’s gallery of child pornography and it allowed him to trade his own child pornography with other site members. He and his fellow pedophiles also exchanged private messages with one another and he communicated to one of his contacts that he was interested in violently raping and slaying young children.

DeFoggi is expected to be sentenced on Nov. 7 and he faces a maximum sentence of life in federal prison..

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Jihadists invade Tripoli airport as Obama allows Libyan pilot training in U.S.

by Jim Kouri on Monday, August 25th, 2014

This is article 784 of 783 in the topic Terrorism

In the aftermath of President Barack Obama lifting a ban on allowing Libyans to train as pilots in the United States, Libyan Islamic terrorists belonging to the group Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) boasted on Saturday that they invaded and took control of the Tripoli International Airport. The airport had been under the control the pro-secular militias, according to Middle East news outlets.

“Acting without U.S. Congress knowledge or approval, President Barack Obama’s administration is now allowing Libyan nationals to come to the United States and signup for flight schools or attend American universities to train as nuclear scientists,” according to an August 14, 2014, Examiner news story.

Fajr Libya’s victory claim has led to increased concern that the Islamists may cause the pro-secular militias to retreat from the city of Zintan and eventually could be driven out of the capital city of Tripoli.

Tripoli’s airport had been occupied by militia groups since the 2011 rebellion that, with the help of the United States Air Force, toppled Libya’s former leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi, who was beaten to death by rebels. But since July 13, 2014, the Islamist fighters launched a number of attacks to wrest control of it.

Intense combat between the Islamists and secularists has left more than 100 Libyans dead and another 450 wounded just within Tripoli’s city limits. But the terrorists have expanded their assaults to other major cities such as Benghazi. Middle Eastern news media claim that the battles have turned into a full-fledged civil war.

While the United Nations Support Mission in Libya said its representatives will continue seeking a cease-fire between the rival groups, it also said it expects its efforts to be a fruitless effort. According to officials, “The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns the continuing fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi, especially the indiscriminate shelling of residential neighborhoods and public facilities as well as the use of aircraft in military operations.”

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Bergdahl swap: Federal agency says Obama administration are lawbreakers

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

This is article 1001 of 1001 in the topic Obama

The Obama administration violated U.S. law when it secretly exchanged five Guantanamo Bay imprisoned terrorists for a U.S. Army soldier — who was captured by the Taliban after allegedly deserting his post — and the violation is punishable by jail time, suspension and removal from office, according to a report from an Inside the Beltway watchdog group on Friday.

Judicial Watch obtained a copy of a government investigation summary that reveals the U.S. Department of Defense violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 when its officials traded five terrorists being detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the release of a U.S. prisoner of war being held by members of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

According to a Examiner news report on the prisoner swap, the five terrorists were turned over to the nation of Qatar — a nation considered by counterterrorism experts to be highly suspect — without giving notice to members of certain congressional oversight committees. What Section 8111 prohibits is the Defense Department “using appropriated funds to transfer any individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay unless the Secretary of Defense notifies certain congressional committees at least 30 days before the transfer.” Because officials at the DOD used its appropriations to break the law, in addition to violating a provision of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014, officials also violated the Anti-Deficiency Act.

The investigative arm of the House of Representatives , Government Accountability Office (GAO), accused President Obama, acting in his capacity as Commander in Chief, of breaking a “clear and unambiguous” law when he authorized the swapping of five high-level terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of deserting his guard post and going AWOL in Afghanistan in 2009.

According to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the GAO described a violation that is a serious breach of federal law which may have severe consequences for the perpetrator or perpetrators. Penalties may include fines, imprisonment, administrative discipline, suspension from duty without pay or removal from office, the rules specifically state.

“Congress must be notified before acts of this magnitude are committed and the president completely disregarded the legislative branch. In fact the Department of Defense (DOD) failed to notify Congress at least 30 days in advance of the exchange, a flagrant violation of the law, and misused nearly $1 million of a wartime account to make the transfer,” the GAO report says.

“They held positions of great importance within the hard-core anti-American Taliban, including the Chief of Staff of the Taliban Army and the Taliban Deputy Minister of Intelligence. They have American blood on their hands and surely as night follows day they will return to the fight. In effect, we released the ‘Taliban Dream Team.’ The United States is less safe because of these actions,” according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Judicial Watch officials stated:.

“In a nutshell, Obama and his appointees flipped the finger at Congress, the American public and the rule of law. We’ve seen this many times during this president’s two terms and will likely see it over and over again before he moves out of the White House.

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9/11 Truth Movement making big comeback this year, says media watchdog

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

This is article 8 of 8 in the topic Conspiracy Theories

As the United States government ponders its response to the global jihad, especially with the likes of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) now tearing through Iraq, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) squeezing the life out of Yemen, Al Shabaab terrorizing both Somalia and Kenya, Boko Haram is Nigeria, Al Nusra Front leading the charge in Syria and other Islamist groups, the news media are focusing attention on what’s commonly referred to as the 9/11 Truth Movement.

During the days following the devastating destruction and death that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, there were a number of Americans who questioned the media’s coverage of what actually happened to the World Trade Center and the U.S. Pentagon.

While in the midst the President George W. Bush administration there were several media outlets that gave credence to the voices from the 9/11 Truth Movement — of Truthers, for short — but when President Barack Obama took office, those same news media voices were no longer interested in pursuing the story and theories put forward by the so-called Truthers.

However, on April 3, 2014 the well-respected and relatively unbiased C-Span cable television show “Washington Journal” invited the usually bombastic Democratic congressman, Representative Jim McDermott who appeared to have opened up the 9/11 controversy once again.

McDermott (D-WA), while a guest on “Washington Journal” took a question via telephone from a member of the television audience about the destruction of New York City’s World Trade Center’s Building 7 on 9/11. The caller addressed the evidence by several architects and structural engineers who believe that explosives of some kind brought it down. The Congressman McDermott surprised many when he said that after seeing videos covering the issue and “the questions surrounding it are legitimate, meriting further investigation.”

“…one day we will have further examination of that issue…I think the sooner the better, but that’s just my personal view.” said McDermott during his C-Span interview.

With that, a few months later, the host of “Washington Journal,” Peter Slen invited the leader of a group of engineers, architects and building construction experts onto his show to discuss the allegations that, in essence, the 9/11 tragedy that destroyed an entire Manhattan building complex and killed close to 3,000 innocent people, was in fact an inside job.

Slen’s guest, Richard Gage, explained that his group of experts, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, believes that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosive demolition on September 11, 2001 and not because of aircraft flying into the Twin Towers. Gage founded his group of highly credentialed experts in 2006 and said its mission was to “expose the official lies and cover-up surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 in a way that inspires the people to overcome denial and understand the truth.” Mr. Gage spoke via video link from San Francisco, California.

According to Gage, AE911Truth has studied the available information regarding the destruction of World Trade Center’s Buildings 1, 2, and 7. He stated that the evidence gathered includes video and audio recordings, photographs, eyewitness accounts, and physical evidence.

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U.S. journalist’s ‘executioner’ IDed by MI5; ISIS continues recruiting in West

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

This is article 782 of 783 in the topic Terrorism

MI5, the United Kingdom’s internal intelligence and security agency, early Sunday morning reported that the British Muslim terrorist who allegedly butchered and killed the American journalist James Foley in a videotape that’s gone viral on the Internet has been identified. The case of of a murder by a suspected believed to be a British national has renewed fears in the West of terrorist organizations such as the ruthless Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) successfully recruiting hundreds of foreign fighters from Europe and the United States.

The masked man with a London accent, who is said to be known to fellow fighters as “Jihadi John”, was seen in the shocking video of Foley’s death released by the Isis extremist army last week, according to MI5 (Military Intelligence Section 5) and confirmed by Britain’s foreign intelligence service MI6.

While the British government provided limited details about the man, they did report that their primary suspect is 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary whose Egyptian family live in a multi-million dollar mansion west London. According to British security officials Bary deserted his obviously opulent surroundings last year in order to join the jihadists in Syria.

The homegrown radical Muslim was so proud of his brutality that he circulated a picture of himself holding up a severed head on the social media web site

Concerns in the U.K. continue since a disproportionate number of young British citizens have been going to Syria, and now Iraq, to help Islamist groups in their rebellion against both the Syrian and Iraqi governments’ military forces. What troubles Prime Minister David Cameron is the prospect that many of these jihadists are expected to return home better trained with a taste for blood.

In noticeable contrast with U.S. President Barack Obama, Cameron has been on top of the investigation from the moment he heard about Foley’s execution-style murder. While he had been on vacation, he quickly returned to 10 Downing Street and began “working the phones,” contacting the U.K.’s military, intelligence, security and law enforcement officials including Scotland Yard.

“Cameron wasn’t seeking photo ops because he’s been pretty low-key preferring to back his minions with logistical support and remaining on top of his commanders within the military and police communities,” said Larry Lorre-Reid, a former police inspector who has training hundreds of police investigators in intelligence gathering and analysis.

“Unfortunately, even though Foley was an American citizen, after Obama’s televised announcement about the Foley murder within an hour he was back on the golf course. One suspects that Obama has little regard for American citizenship since he appears more animated and more concerned over illegal aliens and their treatment by cops,” Lorre-Reid stated.

The British intelligence agency MI5 estimates that about 500 British extremists are already fighting in the Middle East, but many of them are expected to return home, possibly with assignments to commit terrorist acts.

According to an Examiner news story last May, “British Islamists are the largest group of foreign fighters in Syria helping al-Qaida and other terrorist groups to battle the Syrian military and helping to overthrow the brutal and oppressive regime of President Bashir al-Assad.

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Ferguson ultimatum: Lawmaker threatens more civil unrest if cop not convicted

by Jim Kouri on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This is article 3 of 5 in the topic Civil Unrest

An outspoken Missouri lawmaker on Friday threatened Ferguson, Missouri, residents and government authorities with more civil unrest such as looting and violence if Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, isn’t convicted by prosecutors, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper.

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson in the Missouri legislature, has been active in the news media criticizing everyone from the local police department and its chief to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon regarding their response to the shooting of the 6’4″ tall, 290 lbs. Ferguson. She also joined protesters almost every night.

According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, the 39-year-old Democrat all but threatened increased civil unrest and disobedience in the already damaged Ferguson community unless the prosecutor obtains an indictment against Officer Wilson followed by his winning a conviction for murder or other serious felony conviction.

“It’s amazing that Nadal, who is considered anAmerican leader, would make such statements. It really drags down the reputations of politicians even further,” said former police officer and corporate security director Joel Asgasia.

“And except for Fox News Channel and a few other news outlets, she’s being cheered on by members of the news media,” Asgasia added.

State Sen. Chappelle-Nadal continues to be loudly critical of Ferguson and Missouri law enforcement, complaining about police officers wearing protective gear including military-style helmets and driving in armored vehicles. She created controversy last week denigrating the governor on social websites such as Twitter when she tweeted: “You don’t know s— bc you never communicate. F— you, Governor!”

Besides the African American state senator, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson on Wednesday and was accused of “stoking up” the resentment of blacks.

“I understand that mistrust. I am the Attorney General of the United States. But I am also a black man. I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over… Let me search your car…Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me,” Holder told a crowd of young college students.

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Ferguson: Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett secretly briefs civil rights leaders

by Jim Kouri on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This is article 45 of 45 in the topic Equal Rights/Civil Rights

After President Barack Obama warned Americans not to “rush to judgement” regarding the case of a white cop, Darren Wilson, shooting an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett on Monday secretly held a conference via telephone and Skype with a number civil rights leaders to brief them on the prosecution of the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, according to Frederick Pearlman, a police official in Washington, D.C.

While saying his administration is being unbiased about the case, Obama’s staff — especially Jarrett, who is called by many “Obama’s puppetmaster” — is working the phones to assure the Democratic Party’s important “civil rights community” voting block, said Pearlman, a former president of a top police organization.

Attorney General Eric Holder and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett assured the leaders, who are still not identified, that the Brown case is a top priority. Holder allegedly took part in the phone conference, as well.

Holder and the people on the call discussed the FBI agents locating more than 200 people to interview about the case. Holder reportedly said that the FBI agents are attempting to find out is there is sufficient evidence to show that the Ferguson police officer used excessive force and violated the 6’4″ tall, 290 lbs. Brown’s civil rights that can be used in a federal criminal prosecution.

She also said that during his televised briefings,Obama wanted to reiterate to law enforcement officials how they have constitutional limits even when facing the rioters and to let them know that Holder will not rest until the case is resolved.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was accused of taking sides in the Ferguson tragedy by making statements about “justice” for the Brown family.

Gov. Nixon said that a “vigorous prosecution must now be pursued” even before there was an indictment by the grand jury. He also said that the prosecution has an “obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown… and it must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly; and I call upon them to meet those expectations.”

“Finally, once we have achieved peace in Ferguson and justice for the family of Michael Brown, we must remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been lost, mending what has been broken, and healing the wounds we have endured,” said the Democrat.

“I was floored by his statements. Justice is justice. You don’t prosecute someone just to give someone else justice, you do it to give justice for all. This governor, like Eric Holder, is a disgrace,” said former police detective Iris Aquino.

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AG Holder in Ferguson throws cop under the Obama bus, say critics

by Jim Kouri on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This is article 4 of 5 in the topic Civil Unrest

Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, as promised on Wednesday, and while claiming the nation’s top law enforcement officer who is seeking the truth in the case of a black 18-year-old being shot to death by a white police officer on Aug. 9, 2014. But instead of be an unbiased observer, Holder reinforced the news media’s and civil-rights leaders’ stereotype of white, male police officers by throwing the cop under the so-called “Obama bus,” say a number of critics from law enforcement.

Holder received a rundown regarding the the circumstances surrounding Brown’s killing and planned to meet with community leaders, elected officials and federal prosecutors here. Earlier this week, asked the citizens of Ferguson for “cooperation and patience” as the investigation proceeds.

“I understand that mistrust. I am the Attorney General of the United States. But I am also a black man. I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over… Let me search your car…Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me,” Holder told a crowd of young college students.

“We have a very active Civil Rights Division. I am proud of what these men and women have done. As they write about the legacy of the Obama administration, a lot of it is going to be about what the Civil Rights Division has done,” Holder added.

But Holders sharpest critics claim he has been — and continues to be — a hypocrite with his statements on race. “Does he think we’ve forgotten how he and his department turned a blind eye to the intimidation of voters during the presidential election by members of the Black Panthers? The Justice Department not only allowed that group to skate through its slipshod investigation, but rationalized their decision,” according to former criminal defense attorney and political strategist Mike Barker.

One police officer, who is African American and requested anonymity, said, “Holder, Obama and others in the administration seem incredibly obsessed with race… especially Holder whose personal feelings about being a man of color border on paranoia.”

“You have Gov. Nixon, President Obama and Eric Holder making comments that may well sway members of the grand jury who may be swayed by these comments or fear retribution if they don’t indict Officer Wilson,” said the veteran police officer. “What’s worse is that if there is an indictment, that will increase the rush to judgement since anyone working in the criminal justice system knows you can talk a grand jury into indicting a pastrami sandwich,” he added.

Also on Wednesday in St. Louis County, Missouri, a grand jury began hearing the prosecution’s evidence in the case. Eventually four-year veteran police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, is expected to be given the opportunity to testify inside the courtroom.

The grand jurors who convened on Wednesday will meet one day each week until their jury duty expires in Sept. 1, 2014. At that point, a specially impaneled grand jury will hear the Brown case. Missouri Gov.

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