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Greece now in "Great Depression", PM says

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Greece now in "Great Depression", PM says 22 Jul 2012 Greece is in a "Great Depression" similar to the American one in the 1930s, the country's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Sunday. Samaras was speaking two days before a team of Greece's international lenders arrive in Athens to push for further cuts needed for the debt-laden country to qualify for further rescue payments and avoid a chaotic default. Athens wants to soften the terms of a 130-billion euro bailout agreed last March with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, to soften their impact on an economy going through its worst post-war recession.

Netanyahu Says Israel Might Act to Stop Syria Weapons Transfer

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Netanyahu Says Israel Might Act to Stop Syria Weapons Transfer 22 Jul 2012 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is concerned that terrorists could gain control of chemical weapons if Syria's government collapses into chaos and won't rule out taking measures to prevent such a transfer. "Do I seek action? No," Netanyahu said in an interview on the Fox News Sunday program. "Do I preclude it? No."  Netanyahu said the need for action "might arise if there's a regime collapse, but not a regime change."

Justice Department Sues Telecom for Challenging National Security Letter

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Justice Department Sues Telecom for Challenging National Security Letter 18 Jul 2012 Last year, when a telecommunications company received an ultra-secret demand letter from the FBI seeking information about a customer or customers, the telecom took an extraordinary step - it challenged the underlying authority of the FBI's National Security Letter, as well as the legitimacy of the gag order that came with it. Both challenges are allowed under a federal law that governs NSLs, a power greatly expanded under the Patriot Act that allows the government to get detailed information on Americans' finances and communications without oversight from a judge. The FBI has issued hundreds of thousands of NSLs and been reprimanded for abusing them - though almost none of the requests have been challenged by the recipients. After the telecom challenged its NSL last year, the Justice Department took its own extraordinary measure: It sued the company, arguing in court documents that the company was violating the law by challenging its authority.

Witness: Someone let gunman inside Colorado movie theater

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Witness: Someone let gunman inside Colorado movie theater 20 Jul 2012 A man who was at the Colorado movie theater where a dozen people were killed this morning, says he saw the gunman. He says he thinks someone deliberately let the gunman inside once the movie started. Here's what he told TV station KCNC this morning live on their newscast. [See also: Aurora, Colorado Shooting 'Oddities' by LRP.]

London on alert for terror attack ahead of Olympic Games

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Heads up! Odds skyrocketing for big London MOSSAD/MI6/CIA false flag so Israel can attack Iran: London on alert for terror attack ahead of Olympic Games 22 Jul 2012 Israel fears an Iranian terror squad in Europe are planning to attack their athletes during the London Olympics, according to reports. Agents from Israel's elite intelligence organisation, Mossad, are hunting Iranian-backed terrorists in Europe, who are allegedly planning an "anniversary" attack 40 years after the Munich massacre, Britain's The Sunday Times reports. In preparation for an Olympic terror assault, panic rooms for VIPs and spectators have been set up beneath London's Olympic Stadium to protect them from being taken hostage or killed, according to The Sunday Times.

13tn pounds: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

£13tn: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite 21 Jul 2012 A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together – according to research commissioned by the campaign group Tax Justice Network. James Henry, former chief economist at consultancy McKinsey and an expert on tax havens, has compiled the most detailed estimates yet of the size of the offshore economy in a new report, The Price of Offshore Revisited, released exclusively to the Observer. He shows that at least £13tn - perhaps up to £20tn - has leaked out of scores of countries into secretive jurisdictions such as Switzerland and the Cayman Islands with the help of private banks, which vie to attract the assets of so-called high net-worth individuals.

Iran breaks up nuclear assassination cells: media

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Iran breaks up nuclear assassination cells: media 22 Jul 2012 Iran has arrested some of those responsible for assassinations of its nuclear scientists, state media reported on Sunday, in a continued hunt for those it says are working to sabotage its nuclear program. Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi said Iran had shut down two networks inside and outside the country he said were involved in training the killers, Fars news agency reported. At least four scientists associated with Iran's nuclear disputed nuclear works have been slain since 2010 and a fifth - Fereydoun Abbasi Davani, now the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization - was wounded.

Gunman wearing Afghan uniform turns weapon on foreign trainers working for NATO, killing three

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Gunman wearing Afghan uniform turns weapon on foreign trainers working for NATO, killing three 22 Jul 2012 A gunman wearing an Afghan uniform turned his weapon against foreign trainers working for NATO in the western province of Herat on Sunday, killing three, in a grim 24 hours for the coalition which also saw five NATO soldiers killed. The latest rogue shooting by an Afghan in a police or army uniform happened at a regional training center in the relatively peaceful western province near Afghanistan's border with Iran, which is normally patrolled by Italian forces.

5 NATO troops die in Afghanistan

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

5 NATO troops die in Afghanistan 22 Jul 2012 Five NATO service members have been killed in roadside bombings in Afghanistan during the past two days, while Afghan officials reported Sunday that four civilians died when hundreds of shells and rockets were fired from neighboring Pakistan. The artillery shells hit homes along frontier areas from which insurgents have in the past staged cross-border attacks.

Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions --The battalions will be capable of helping control civil disturbances, handling detainees, carrying out forensic work, and using biometrics to identify suspects. 22 Jul 2012 The Marine Corps has created its first law enforcement battalions - a lean, specialized force of military police officers that it hopes can quickly deploy worldwide to help investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train fledgling security forces in allied nations. The Corps activated three such battalions last month. Each is made up of roughly 500 military police officers and dozens of dogs.

US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s 22 Jul 2012 The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the critical weeks ahead of the November elections. The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, both nonpartisan and those with known liberal or conservative leanings, and found a broad consensus: The official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent.

Bombs kill 20 and wound 80 across Iraq

July 23, 2012 by legitgov

Bombs kill 20 and wound 80 across Iraq 22 Jul 2012 Car bombs in two towns south of Baghdad and in the Iraqi city of Najaf killed a total of 20 people on Sunday and wounded 80, police and hospital sources said, in one of the most violent days of the past two weeks. Three car bombs killed 11 people and wounded 38 in Mahmudiya, a town 20 miles south of Baghdad, according to police. [Saddam Hussein: *Clearly* the better deal.]

Power Pwn: This DARPA-funded power strip will hack your network

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Power Pwn: This DARPA-funded power strip will hack your network 22 Jul 2012 The Power Pwn may look like an ordinary power strip, maybe with an included surge protector, but it's far from it. Network administrators and IT staff in general need to be wary of this one: it can do much more than meets the eye. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Cyber Fast Track program helped funded the development of the Power Pwn. Pwnie Express, which developed the $1,295 gizmo, says it's "a fully-integrated enterprise-class penetration testing platform." That's great, but the company also notes its "ingenious form-factor" and "highly-integrated/modular hardware design," which to me translates to: it's the perfect tool for hacking a corporate network.

Aurora Shooting Mirrored Training Exercise on Same Day Near Denver

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Correction: Monday's CLG Newsletter lead included the following headline, 'Aurora Shooting Mirrored Training Exercise on Same Day Near Denver.' I linked to a summary of a 21 July article, 'Real life shooting imitates training exercise at Parker medical school,' written by Nancy Lofholm of The Denver Post. The first sentence of the article read, "The tragedy that played out in an Aurora movie theater Friday was ironically paralleled as a classroom learning experience in a medical school in Parker the same day." Ms. Lofholm kindly informed me of the following correction: "The movie-shooting exercise didn't happen until the day after the shooting. The school was using three scenarios and that was one of them." The exercises were "on-going" and took place Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. They were part of two weeks of general disaster training. I want to express my thanks to Ms. Lofholm for this info! I am passing this correction along to CLG readers with my apologies for implying that the Aurora shooting exercise took place on the same day that the theater incident was unfolding, when, in fact, that particular training exercise transpired after the shooting, on Saturday. --LRP 23 Jul 2012

Real life shooting imitates training exercise at Parker medical school --'The irony is amazing, just amazing.' 21 Jul 2012 The tragedy that played out in an Aurora movie theater Friday was ironically paralleled as a classroom learning experience in a medical school in Parker the same day. Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine is in the middle of holding specialized classes in disaster life support for 150 second-year medical students. Along with response to natural disasters like hurricanes and floods and terrorist attacks, one of the scenarios being used to train the students is how to respond if a shooter fires at people in a movie theater and also uses a bomb in the attack. "The irony is amazing, just amazing," said Rocky Vista Dean Dr. Bruce Dubin.

Pentagon: Three Military Members Injured in Colorado Shooting; Sailor Unaccounted For

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Pentagon: Three Military Members Injured in Colorado Shooting; Sailor Unaccounted For 21 Jul 2012 Two military members have been reported dead, according to reports from CNN and Bloomberg News. Air Force Staff Sergeant Jesse Childress, 29, a cyber systems operator, and Navy Petty Officer Third Class John Larimer, 27, a cryptologic technician, both died due to the shooting. Both had been assigned to Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo., Bloomberg reports. One sailor remains unaccounted for following a shooting at a Colorado movie theater that left 12 dead and dozens more wounded Friday morning, according to a Pentagon statement. A second sailor and two airmen were injured in the shooting, but the extent of their injuries remains unknown. Earlier, The Associated Press reported that "some members of the military were either killed or wounded," according to a Pentagon spokesman.

Protect privacy from drones at home, lawmakers say

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Protect privacy from drones at home, lawmakers say 20 Jul 2012 Before thousands of civilian drones begin flying in U.S. skies, Congress should take steps to protect the public's privacy and prevent terrorists from hacking or jamming signals that control the aircraft, lawmakers said Thursday. House members from both parties said at an oversight hearing that they're worried about potential privacy and security threats as the use of small unmanned aircraft becomes widespread. The Federal Aviation Administration forecasts an estimated 10,000 civilian drones will be in use in the U.S. within five years.

FBI, Homeland Security: No information about more movie theatre shooting sprees

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

FBI, Homeland Security: No information about more movie theatre shooting sprees 21 Jul 2012 The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there is no information indicating plans for more shooting sprees at movie theatres around the country. According to an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press, investigators have not figured out the suspected shooter's motivations for killing 12 people and injuring others during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in a suburban Denver theatre.

Pentagon, CIA Sued for Lethal Drone Attacks on U.S. Citizens

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Pentagon, CIA Sued for Lethal Drone Attacks on U.S. Citizens 18 Jul 2012 Survivors of three Americans killed by targeted drone attacks in Yemen last year sued top-ranking members of the United States government, alleging Wednesday they illegally killed the three, including a 16-year-old boy, in violation of international human rights law and the U.S. Constitution. "The government has killed three Americans. It should account for its actions. This case gives us an opportunity to do that," Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director with the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a press call. The suit is being litigated by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the ACLU. It seeks unspecified damages and highlights the government's so-called unmanned "targeted killing" program. The ACLU and the Center maintain the drone attacks have killed thousands, including hundreds of innocent bystanders overseas.

Bank failures in 4 states bring 2012 total to 38

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Bank failures in 4 states bring 2012 total to 38 20 Jul 2012 Regulators closed two small banks in Georgia on Friday and one each in Florida, Kansas and Illinois, bringing to 38 the number of U.S. bank failures this year. That's a slower pace than in 2011; 58 banks had failed by this time last year.

Brazil says Chevron oil leak larger than estimated

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Brazil says Chevron oil leak larger than estimated 19 Jul 2012 An investigation by regulators found that Chevron Corp. could have prevented an offshore oil leak last year and that the spill was larger than previously estimated, the head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency said Thursday. Magda Chambriard, who runs the agency known as ANP, said at a news conference that about 155,000 gallons seeped into the ocean from cracks in the seabed floor near a Chevron well in the Frade field. Previous estimates put the leak at about 110,000 gallons, which a Chevron statement said is the figure it sticks by.

Anti-Obama group raising money off events related to Colorado shooting

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Anti-Obama group raising money off events related to Colorado shooting 20 Jul 2012 Less than 24 hours after a shooting at a Colorado movie theater claimed the lives of 12 people and injured dozens more, a conservative political action committee sent supporters an email using coverage of the event to push for donations. The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama released a fundraising letter late Friday afternoon requesting donations over an early report on ABC News that suggested a member of a Colorado tea party group may have been the shooter. The on-air report, delivered by ABC News chief investigative [sic] correspondent Brian Ross on "Good Morning America," was inaccurate, and Ross issued an apology and a correction later that day. The fundraising letter, which was written on behalf of Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz, asked for money to "fight back" against the media.

Glacier in North Greenland Breaks Off Huge Iceberg

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Glacier in North Greenland Breaks Off Huge Iceberg 20 Jul 2012 An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan tore off one of Greenland's largest glaciers, illustrating another dramatic change to the warming island. For several years, scientists had been watching a long crack near the tip of the northerly Petermann Glacier. NASA satellites this week showed it had broken completely, freeing an iceberg measuring 46 square miles. A massive ice sheet covers about four-fifths of Greenland. Petermann Glacier is mostly on land, but a segment sticks out over water like a frozen tongue, and that's where the break occurred.

NSA Spy Activities Violated Fourth Amendment Rights, Letter Discloses

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

NSA Spy Activities Violated Fourth Amendment Rights, Letter Discloses 20 Jul 2012 National Security Agency spy activities on at least one [?!] occasion have violated the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, according to a ruling by the U.S.'s secret national security court. The ruling, which was revealed Friday in a declassified statement, represented the first time the government has acknowledged U.S. spy activities violated the constitution since the passage of a 2008 law that overhauled surveillance laws following the uproar over the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program in the George W. Bush Administration... Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon (D) is currently blocking Senate consideration of an extension of the 2008 law because he is concerned that the government hasn't tallied the number of Americans who have been spied on under the law.

Rupert Murdoch quits directorships on string of boards behind UK newspapers

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Rupert Murdoch quits directorships on string of boards behind The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times 21 Jul 2012 Rupert Murdoch has resigned as director of a string of companies behind UK newspapers The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times, it emerged today. The move has led to fevered speculation the media mogul is preparing to sell his newspaper group. According to documents filed with Companies House, Mr Murdoch stepped down as director from the boards of the NI Group, Times Newspaper Holdings and News Corp Investments last week. He also quit a number of News Corp's U.S. boards, although the details have not yet been disclosed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CIA, allies behind terrorist attack in Syria: Iran MP

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

CIA, allies behind terrorist attack in Syria: Iran MP 21 Jul 2012 A senior Iranian lawmaker says the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its regional as well as Arab allies are behind the recent terrorist attack in Syria. "The recent terrorist attack in Damascus has been organized by the US Central Intelligence Agency and its Western and Arab allies," Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said in a Saturday statement. "Today state terrorism, led by the US and [Israel], is the most dangerous form of terrorism that is threatening regional and global security," he added.

Explosives in Colo. shooter's apt. successfully deactivated

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Explosives in Colo. shooter's apt. successfully deactivated 21 Jul 2012 The Colorado shooting suspect planned the rampage that killed 12 midnight moviegoers with "calculation and deliberation," police said Saturday, receiving deliveries for months which authorities believe armed him for battle and were used to rig his apartment with dozens of bombs. Authorities on Saturday were still working to clear dangerous explosive materials from inside James Holmes' suburban Denver apartment a day after police said he opened fire and set off gas canisters in a suburban theater minutes into the premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."

Aurora shooting suspect appointed public defender

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Aurora shooting suspect appointed public defender 21 Jul 2012 The suspect in Friday's mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater has been appointed a defense attorney. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says 24-year-old James Holmes was booked into the county's detention facility on Friday afternoon. His lawyer is James O'Connor, head of the public defender's office that covers the sprawling 18th Judicial District from suburban Denver to the eastern Colorado plains.

University: CO shooting suspect had federal grant

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

University: CO shooting suspect had federal grant 21 Jul 2012 The University of Colorado says shooting suspect James Holmes had a federal grant to study neuroscience. University spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said Saturday that Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get National Institutes of Health grant money. She didn't know how much money he got. The NIH says the university decides who gets the grants. Criteria for receiving the grant weren't immediately clear.

Fukushima workers 'told to lie'

July 22, 2012 by legitgov

Fukushima workers 'told to lie' 22 Jul 2012 A subcontractor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant told workers to lie about radiation exposure. An executive at construction firm Build-Up in December told about 10 of its workers to cover their dosimeters, used to measure cumulative radiation exposure, with lead casings when working in areas with high radiation, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper and other media said. The action was apparently designed to under-report their exposure to allow the company to continue working at the site of the worst nuclear disaster in a generation, media reports said.

'Private contractors are whacking people like crazy over in Afghanistan for the CIA.'

July 21, 2012 by legitgov

'Private contractors are whacking people like crazy over in Afghanistan for the CIA.' --The Terrifying Background of the Man Who Ran a CIA Assassination Unit 18 Jul 2012 It was one of the biggest secrets of the post-9/11 era: soon after the attacks, President Bush gave the CIA permission to create a top secret assassination unit to find and kill Al Qaeda operatives. The program was kept from Congress for seven years. And when Leon Panetta told legislators about it in 2009, he revealed that the CIA had hired the private security firm Blackwater to help run it. "The move was historic," says Evan Wright, the two-time National Magazine Award-winning journalist who wrote Generation Kill. "It seems to have marked the first time the U.S. government outsourced a covert assassination service to private enterprise." ..."Running operations through Blackwater gave the CIA the power to have people abducted, or killed, with no one in the government being exactly responsible." ..."While Blackwater's covert unit began as a Bush administration story, President Obama now owns it."

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