Iraqis Arrest 16 Terrorism Suspects
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested 16 suspected criminal associates of the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist organization in recent operations, military officials reported.
SF arrest 6 suspected AQI criminal associates in northern Iraq
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested six suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates during a joint security operation approximately 128km southwest of Mosul today.
ISF arrest 4 suspected AQI criminal associates west of Baghdad
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested four suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates during a joint security operation approximately 19km west of Baghdad today.
Afghan, International Forces Detain Insurgents
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 29, 2010 – An Afghan and international force detained a number of suspected insurgents including a Taliban facilitator in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last night, military officials reported.
Programs Help Warriors’ Families
Heather Forsgren Weaver, a colleague of mine at American Forces Press Service, is a regular contributor to Family Matters. Heather’s been heavily involved in this blog from the start. She edits, helps write and posts content on a daily basis.
Face of Defense: Five Generations Graduate From West Point
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, June 29, 2010 – Service before self is expected in the military, but one family has taken that concept to new heights. Army 2nd Lt. Mark Armstrong Jr. graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., marking the fifth consecutive generation of his family to do so.
10 alleged Russian secret agents arrested in US
WASHINGTON – The FBI has arrested 10 people for allegedly serving for years as secret agents of Russia’s intelligence service, the SVR, with the goal of penetrating U.S. government policymaking circles.
Fannie-Freddie Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers $1 Trillion
For American taxpayers, now on the hook for some $145 billion in housing losses connected to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, that amount could be just the tip of the iceberg.
ShoreBank: The 11th-Hour Cover-up
Late last week, at the 11th hour, the Senate removed an amendment that would have required the inspector general of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to investigate the corrupt ShoreBank bailout, as well as every other bailout since January 2009. It is the clearest sign yet that the White House and Democrats in Congress are covering up the truth. If there is nothing to hide, why block the ShoreBank investigation?
Invasion! U.S. ‘sanctuary city’ succumbs to illegals
A California “sanctuary city” has fallen victim to illegal immigration – going bankrupt and firing all of its public employees, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.
Officials Discover Smuggling Tunnel Underneath Rio Grande
U.S. border patrol agents Friday found a crude tunnel, apparently used for smuggling, underneath the concrete-lined Rio Grande River near El Paso, Texas.
Philadelphia to bar immigration agents from arrest data
Philadelphia is expected to end the arrangement that permits federal immigration agents to scrutinize the city’s computerized list of arrests, including country of origin and other data, Everett Gillison, the deputy mayor for public safety, said Sunday.
China denies military exercise aimed at U.S.
(Reuters) – China denied on Tuesday media reports that an artillery drill in the East China Sea was in response to a planned military exercise between South Korea and the United States.
White House scholar funded Ayers group
TEL AVIV – A scholar and charity head appointed to President Obama’s White House Fellowships Commission served as a point man in granting $49.2 million in startup capital to an education-reform project founded by Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and chaired by Obama.
‘Obama harder on Israel than Arab states’
JERUSALEM – The Obama administration is set to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ease the blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during the premier’s visit to Washington next week, according to Israeli diplomatic sources.
New option: Hot pursuit into Iran?
Shiite Iran has been boosting the volume of lethal weaponry being delivered to the Sunni Taliban in Afghanistan, prompting officials to consider allowing American and allied soldiers permission for “hot pursuit” back inside Iran, according to report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Clashes at Athens protest against pension reform
ATHENS, Greece – Dozens of masked youths are clashing with police at a union protest in Athens during a general strike against the cash-strapped government’s planned pension and labor reforms.
Search engines spy for [EU]gov’t: ‘It would blow people’s minds’
The European Parliament has adopted a proposal to collect citizens’ private search queries and store them for up to two years – framing the controversial plan as a measure to crack down on pedophiles.
$500 given to workers who gave CPR
BROOKLYN, Ohio – Ray Golak and Ammar Dardari didn’t do it for the money. They reacted when they saw a panicked family come into their workplace–the Best Buy in Brooklyn.
Bungling burglar alarmed to discover his victim is a 20-stone [280 lbs] wrestler
A hapless thief soon discovered he had chosen the wrong house to burgle when he came face-to-face with the owner – a 20-stone wrestler. Lee Christie had grabbed a laptop and was about to make his escape when Adam Kalinowski returned home.