Iraqi Forces Arrest 10 al-Qaida in Iraq Associates
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested 10 suspected associates of the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist organization in several operations today, military officials reported.
Mosul ISF operation nets 2 suspected AQI criminal associates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested two suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates during a joint security operation in eastern Mosul.
Iraqis graduate US FBI basic crime scene training program
BAGHDAD – More than 40 senior and mid-level Iraqi police officers graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s basic crime scene investigation training program here at Joint Security Station Shield July 29.
Citizens report weapons caches in Charikar
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Police, with assistance from Coalition Forces, recovered two weapons caches in the town of Charikar July 26.
California Rep. Waters may face fall ethics trial
WASHINGTON – A second House Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters of California, could face an ethics trial this fall, further complicating the election outlook for the party as it battles to retain its majority.
‘Indignant’ Muslims reject U.S. request to counter violent extremism
A series of e-mails from the Department of Homeland Security, the federal agency that has warned of a threat from “right-wing extremists” like those worried about national sovereignty, reveals the agency has held a series of meetings with Muslims who apparently rejected the government’s request to help counter violent extremism.
State Dept Sends CAIR Official To Mali. Why?
Local media is reporting that the executive director of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – Michigan has traveled to the African nation of Mali on a program underwritten by the US State Department. According to an interview with Dawud Walid.
State’s restrictions on 2nd Amendment challenged
The state of Maryland is targeted in a new lawsuit by the Second Amendment Foundation for putting conditions on a resident’s Second Amendment rights, requiring them to demonstrate they face a specific “apprehended danger.”
Justice-website redesign goes globalist, dumps Old Glory
The United States Justice Department has launched a redesigned website, described by some as “Darth Vaderish” for replacing a waving flag banner with a black panel. But the biggest concern raised by critics is a quote posted at the top of the page attributed to a 1930s globalist.
Obama’s Weak Foreign Policy Shows Again
Barack Obama once again shows his fecklessness and weakness in foreign policy with a decision by the State Department to allow the Palestinian Mission in Washington D.C. to fly the flag of its non-existent country.
Lobbyists Give Millions to Dems As Obama Smears ‘Special Interests’
Let’s go back to those hopey-changie days of the Obama campaign for president when he railed constantly against all those “special interests” and evil lobbyists that he claimed were ruining the political process. Let us recall that once elected he claimed he’d have the “strictest ethics rules” of any president ever.
Ginsburg: OK to look to foreign law for good ideas
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says judges can look to foreign law for good ideas without diminishing their ability to apply U.S. law faithfully.
Chilling effect: Violence silences Mexican media
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Heavily armed troops patrol the city, combat erupts in the streets and mutilated bodies are dumped in parking lots, ditches and curbs.
Al-Qaeda Creating an Army in Yemen
The heads of Al-Qaeda in Yemen claimed Thursday to be creating an army in the country’s south. In an audio recording posted online, terrorist commander Mohammed Sayeed al-Omda said Al-Qaeda will soon have a fighting force of 12,000 soldiers based in the cities of Aden and Abyan.
China invests $40b. in Iran oil and gas
China has invested an estimated $40 billion in Iran’s oil and gas sector Deputy Oil Minister Hossein Noqrehkar Shirazi said in an AFP report Saturday.
Venezuela Sends Troops to Colombian Border
Venezuela’s president says he has deployed troops to the border with Colombia, as tensions rise between the two South American countries. Hugo Chavez said Friday he believed the outgoing government of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe could be planning to attack Venezuela.
The huge scale of Pakistan’s complicity
When 91,000 classified military documents are leaked about a continuing war, there is bound to be controversy. But as one who spent six years in Afghanistan – first as Canada’s ambassador, then as deputy head of the United Nations mission there – my first reaction was how true to life it all was. Here is the hall-of-mirrors, see-saw world of counterinsurgency – in all its complexity.
Treaty outlawing cluster bombs enters into force
TOKYO, Aug. 1 (AP) – (Kyodo)—An international treaty that bans the use and stockpiling of cluster bombs entered into force on Sunday with Japan and 37 other countries having already ratified it.
Firefighter saves same cat twice
A firefighter who rescued a cat from a well in west Coweta on June 29 stepped up to rescue the cat a second time on Tuesday. The cat, which was taken into the custody of Coweta County Animal Control following its rescue a month ago, was scheduled to be euthanized Wednesday morning. No one claimed the furry feline, which suffered from fleas, and it was not apparent whether it was wild or domesticated.