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Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo dies in apparent suicide

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo dies in apparent suicide --Five others died of apparent suicides at Guantanamo 18 May 2011 An Afghan prisoner died at the Guantanamo detention centre in a recreation yard in an apparent suicide, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The prisoner, identified as Inayatullah, a 37-year-old accused of being a member of 'Al Qaeda,' was found dead by guards conducting routine checks at the facility. "An investigation is under way to determine the exact circumstances of what happened," said Navy Commander Tamsen Reese, a spokeswoman at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.

Georgia law school hires official who sent Arar to Syria

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

Georgia law school hires official who sent Arar to Syria 18 May 2011 The U.S. official who authorized the rendition of Ottawa's Maher Arar to Syria has been appointed to the University of Georgia's law school. Larry Thompson was deputy attorney general when Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian, was detained at New York City's JFK Airport on Sept. 26, 2002 as he waited for a connector flight to take him to Montreal after a vacation in Tunisia. Twelve days later, despite Arar’s insistence that he be sent to Canada, U.S. officials deported him to Syria, where he was imprisoned for almost a year and tortured. Thompson signed Arar's rendition order.

US imposes sanctions on Assad, six other Syrian officials

May 19, 2011 by legitgov

US trolling for more wars for oil: US imposes sanctions on Assad, six other Syrian officials 18 May 2011 US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions Wednesday on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six top aides over their deadly crackdown on protests, telling Assad to move to democracy or step down. Obama signed an executive order seeking to "increase pressure on the government of Syria to end its use of violence and begin transitioning to a democratic system that ensures the universal rights of the Syrian people."

12 killed in anti-US protest in Afghanistan

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

12 killed in anti-US protest in Afghanistan --Twelve die in a clash between security forces and demonstrators angry about NATO raid 18 May 2011 Furious anti-American protesters poured into the streets of a city in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, shouting out objections to an overnight U.S.-led military raid that killed four people, including two women. Subsequent clashes with security forces trying to quell the demonstration killed 12 people, provincial officials said. Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a strongly worded statement condemning the raid on the outskirts of Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province, and dismissing NATO's contention that the four people killed in it were armed insurgents.

UK's eight-year military presence in Iraq to end on Sunday

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

UK's eight-year military presence in Iraq to end on Sunday --Defence secretary says departure of 170 navy training personnel will mark conclusion of Operation Telic 18 May 2011 Britain's eight years of military commitment in Iraq will finally and formally come to an end on Sunday, when the remaining forces in the south of the country will withdraw. The announcement to bring to an end one of the most controversial military campaigns in recent history was made on Wednesday in a statement to the Commons by the defence secretary, Liam Fox.

Republican Plan to Expand U.S. Offshore Oil Blocked in Senate

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Republican Plan to Expand U.S. Offshore Oil Blocked in Senate 18 May 2011 A Republican proposal to expand offshore drilling was blocked in the U.S. Senate, a day after Democrats failed to advance legislation that would repeal $21 billion in tax breaks for five multinational oil companies. Supporters of the legislation fell 18 votes short today of the 60 needed to advance. Democrats said the Republican-backed offshore bill, which sought to expand lease sales and speed approval of drilling permits, ignored lessons from the 2010 BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and wouldn't provide drivers relief at the pump.

TVA reactor loses cooling for 40 minutes: NRC report

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

TVA reactor loses cooling for 40 minutes: NRC report --Plant flagged by federal authorities with 'red' level safety warning 16 May 2011 Cooling at a reactor at TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear shutdown for 40 minutes last Thursday after a malfunction, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report. The problem, caused by something like an electrical short, resulted in the water temperature in reactor Unit 3 rising from 112 degrees to 122 degrees. The plant, located near Athens, Ala., 100 miles south of Nashville, was flagged earlier last week by federal authorities with a "red" level violation for a cooling system valve that failed. That’s the highest level in terms of safety significance.

CIA flew stealth drones into Pakistan to monitor bin Laden house

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

CIA flew stealth drones into Pakistan to monitor bin Laden house --The monitoring effort also involved satellites, eavesdropping equipment and CIA operatives based at a safe house in Abbottabad. 17 May 2011 The CIA employed sophisticated new stealth drone aircraft to fly dozens of secret missions deep into Pakistani airspace and monitor the compound where 'Osama bin Laden' was killed, current and former U.S. officials said. Using unmanned planes designed to evade radar detection and operate at high altitudes, the agency conducted clandestine flights over the compound for months before the May 2 assault in an effort to capture high-resolution video that satellites could not provide. The aircraft allowed the CIA to glide undetected beyond the boundaries that Pakistan has long imposed on other U.S. drones, including the Predators and Reapers that routinely carry out strikes against militants near the border with Afghanistan.

'Fourteen dead' in Afghan police bus bomb attack

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

'Fourteen dead' in Afghan police bus bomb attack 18 May 2011 A suicide bomber crashed a car into a police bus, killing 14 people and wounding 16, said Zemeri Bashary, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Most of the casualties were police officers, he said. There was no claim of responsibility, but it matched the pattern of Taliban attacks against government workers and security forces. The bus was traveling to a police academy in Jalalabad city when it was ripped apart in the explosion, Nangarhar province government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said.

Geithner: Strauss-Kahn cannot run IMF

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Geithner: Strauss-Kahn cannot run IMF 18 May 2011 US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has questioned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief's competency, saying he doubts Dominique Strauss-Kahn can lead the organization. "He's obviously not in the position to run the IMF," AFP quoted Geithner as saying on Wednesday. Addressing the Harvard Club in New York on Tuesday, Geithner said the IMF's executive board should designate an interim head. Geithner's remark came in the wake of Strauss-Kahn's sexual scandal set-up, which may put the embattled French official behind bars. [LOL! Timmy Geithner questioning *anyone's* competency has got to be the biggest 'Pot-Kettle' moment in the history of CLG!]

Russia arrests, expels Israel's military attaché over espionage claims

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Russia arrests, expels Israel's military attaché over espionage claims 18 May 2011 Israel's military attaché to the Russian embassy in Moscow was arrested and expelled, it was revealed after a gag order was lifted on Wednesday, with sources saying that the top Israel Defense Forces officer was questioned over espionage suspicions. Colonel Vadim Leiderman was arrested during a May 12 meeting in a restaurant, in what appeared to be a violation of his diplomatic immunity. He was then questioned for a few hours, released, and subsequently deported. Leiderman, who was born in the Soviet Union, was a member of the Israel Air Force (IAF) technical corps, and spent some years working for the IAF in America.

60 per cent in France believe Strauss-Kahn is victim of plot

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

60 per cent in France believe Strauss-Kahn is victim of plot 18 May 2011 A majority of French people believe presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid, is the victim of a plot. Almost 60 per cent feel the International Monetary Fund chief is innocent and has been framed in a conspiracy. Straus-Kahn is being held in Rikers Island prison in New York. He denies a string of charges including criminal sex acts, attempted rape and illegal imprisonment. Former French culture minister Jack Lang described the treatment of Strauss-Kahn as a "lynching" that had "provoked horror and aroused disgust". Liberation, a Left-wing daily newspaper, has published details of off-the-record comments made by Strauss-Kahn as recently as April 28, in which he said he feared a plot.

Air Force One aborts landing attempt in Connecticut

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Air Force One aborts landing attempt in Connecticut 18 May 2011 A trip that will bring President Obama to Boston got off to a rocky start this morning. Air Force One executed a missed approach as it neared its first destination, Bradley International Airport outside Hartford, Ct. White House Spokesman Nick Shapiro said: "AF1 did a go-round at Bradley International Airport this morning because of weather. They circled around and landed safely a few minutes later, at 10:05 a.m."

Air Force One Executes Missed Approach in Connecticut with President Obama On Board

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Air Force One Executes Missed Approach in Connecticut with President Obama On Board 18 May 2011 Air Force One executed a missed approach on its first attempt to land today at Bradley Field in Connecticut, circling the airport before making a successful landing on the second try. The FAA said visibility was "below the minimum," meaning the pilots couldn’t see the runway from the altitude required for landing due to thick cloud cover.  They were coming in to Runway 6 on instrument approach. "A missed approach is 'called' by the pilot in command of an aircraft or the aircraft crew at any point in the approach to an airport on aninstrument approach," an aviation expert told ABC News.

Canadians secretly added to U.S. security list: WikiLeaks

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Canadians secretly added to U.S. security list: WikiLeaks --CSIS continues to pass along names in secret to the U.S. 18 May 2011 The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Canada's principal intelligence agency, routinely transmits to U.S. authorities the names and personal details of Canadian citizens who are suspected of, but not charged with, what the agency refers to as "terrorist-related activity." The criteria used to turn over the names are secret, as is the process itself. But a new cache of WikiLeaks documents pertaining to Canada lays bare the practice. It contains not only frank assessments by U.S. officials of Canadian co-operation, but the names of 27 Canadian citizens turned over by their own government as possible threats, along with 14 other names of foreign nationals living in Canada.

House Intelligence chief calls on attorney general to stop investigating CIA interrogators

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

House Intelligence chief calls on attorney general to stop investigating CIA interrogators 17 May 2011 House intelligence chairman Mike Rogers says the Justice Department should stop investigating CIA interrogators for alleged abuse torture of detainees prisoners under the Bush administation. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, obtained by The Associated Press, the Michigan Republican says the interrogation program was a "vital part of the chain" that led to the successful raid on bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan two weeks ago. The Justice Department on Tuesday said "no comment."

Treasury to tap pensions to help fund 'government'

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Treasury to tap pensions to help fund 'government' 16 May 2011 The Obama administration will begin to tap federal retiree programs to help fund operations after the government lost its ability Monday to borrow more money from the public, adding urgency to efforts in Washington to fashion a compromise over the debt. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has warned for months that the government would soon hit the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling - a legal limit on how much it can borrow. With that limit reached Monday, Geithner is undertaking special measures in an effort to postpone the day when he will no longer have enough funds to pay all of the government's bills [tax breaks for big oil, illegal wars, Blackwater death squads].

Pakistan protest after Nato copters hit Army post

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Pakistan protest after Nato copters hit Army post 18 May 2011 Nato helicopters from Afghanistan wounded at least two Pakistani soldiers in a cross-border attack at a checkpost in North Waziristan Agency on Tuesday morning. Reportedly, two Nato helicopters violated the Pakistan airspace at Admi Kot checkpost in tehsil Datta Khel, prompting the security forces to open fire at them. Two Pakistani troops were injured during the exchange of fire. It has also been reported that Nato helicopters first opened fire at the checkpost and Pakistani troops retaliated. Pakistan Army demanded an immediate flag meeting over violation of its airspace by two NATO helicopters.

Osama bin Laden's guns found 'only after' US Navy Seals killed him

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Osama bin Laden's guns found 'only after' US Navy Seals killed him --AP revelation fuels claims al-Qaida chief was illegally executed 17 May 2011 The American soldiers who killed Osama bin Laden 'found' his two guns only after he was dead, while they photographed his remains, according to a detailed new account of the al-Qaida leader's final moments. The Associated Press revelation will add further fuel for critics who say US forces acted illegally in killing the unarmed Saudi fugitive. Controversy over the manner of Bin Laden's death has dogged the White House since 2 May, especially after early claims that Bin Laden had been armed and used one of his wives as a human shield proved to be false. The only witnesses who could contradict the US account are Bin Laden's three wives and children, who are currently in Pakistani custody.

Army charges sixth Lewis-McChord soldier with war crimes in Afghanistan

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Army charges sixth Lewis-McChord soldier with war crimes in Afghanistan 17 May 2011 The Army has charged a sixth Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier with involvement in plots to murder unarmed civilians in southern Afghanistan in 2010. Staff Sgt. David Bram faces charges that include solicitation to commit murder, unlawfully engaging in murder-scenario conversations, failure to report war crimes and planting evidence near the body of an Afghan national. Bram also is charged with aggravated assault on Afghan nationals "on diverse occasions."

Amtrak chief says trains more vulnerable to terrorism than planes, wants to step up patrols

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Amtrak chief says trains more vulnerable to terrorism than planes, wants to step up patrols 17 May 2011 Amtrak President Joseph Boardman says he wants to step up security patrols of the passenger rail network and explore new technologies able to provide advance warning of track tampering following revelations that al Qaida [al-CIAduh] considered attacking U.S. trains. Boardman told a Senate panel Tuesday that the agency has expanded its use of explosive-sniffing dogs and is in close contact with U.S. and international security agencies. He cautioned that trains are more vulnerable to attack than planes because terrorists have more ability to access trains and track.

Obama Administration Lets More Foreign Students Stay in U.S. for Jobs

May 18, 2011 by legitgov

Obama Administration Lets More Foreign Students Stay in U.S. for Jobs, Raising Competition Concerns 17 May 2011 On the heels of President Obama's immigration speech last week, the Department of Homeland Security is expanding the pool of foreign students eligible for a 17-month visa extension -- giving grads more time to train and, in some cases, secure a long-term job. The administration claims the move is a step toward "fixing our broken immigration system," [?!?] by ensuring high-tech students can put their skills to use in the U.S., not overseas. But it's also raised concern that the change could hurt U.S. job-seekers by making them compete against more foreign graduates, at a time when unemployment is already high.

GOP Blocks Repeal of U.S. Oil Breaks in Senate

May 17, 2011 by legitgov

GOP Blocks Repeal of U.S. Oil Breaks in Senate --GOP forced filibuster-proof bill passage 17 May 2011 The U.S. Senate blocked a bid by Democratic leaders to repeal $21 billion in tax breaks for five multinational oil companies and use the revenue to reduce the deficit. The Senate voted 52-48, with 60 votes needed for the debate to proceed. Democratic leaders said they would seek to resurrect the measure in budget negotiations with congressional Republicans and the [sycophantic] Obama administration.

US drone strikes kill eleven in Pakistan

May 17, 2011 by legitgov

US drone strikes kill eleven in Pakistan 16 May 2011 Non-UN-sanctioned US drone attacks have killed at least eleven people in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region amid discontent over the growing number of civilian casualties. Media reports say eight people were killed as an unauthorized US drone fired two missiles at targets in the Miranshah area of the North Waziristan. The second attack targeted a car travelling through a small town in the same region, killing at least three people.

2 NATO tankers torched in NW Pakistan

May 17, 2011 by legitgov

2 NATO tankers torched in NW Pakistan 17 May 2011 Militants have destroyed two NATO oil tankers in Pakhtunkhwa province in Northwestern Pakistan, local officials say. One driver was injured when unknown militants blasted the two oil NATO tankers in Amangarh town of Nowshera district on Tuesday, a Press TV correspondent in Peshawar reported. According to the local officials, armed militants first opened fire at the two NATO oil tankers and later set them on fire.

Schwarzenegger fathered a child with longtime member of household staff

May 17, 2011 by legitgov

Schwarzenegger fathered a child with longtime member of household staff 17 May 2011 Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago -- before his first run for office -- with a longtime member of their household staff. Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the paternity. The staff member worked for the family for 20 years, retiring in January.

5 Iraqis die in day of bombs, shootings

May 17, 2011 by legitgov

5 Iraqis die in day of bombs, shootings 16 May 2011 Five people have been killed and over a dozen were injured in gun and bomb attacks in another day of violence in Iraq. On Monday, a bomb went off in Baghdad in the eastern neighborhood of Jadidah, killing a security guard and injuring two other guards and two Norwegians, who had been employed to advise the country's Water Resources Ministry, AFP reported. In the north of the city, a traffic policeman was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Court sides with police in warrantless search

May 17, 2011 by legitgov

Court sides with police in warrantless search 16 May 2011 The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Kentucky man who was arrested after police burst into his apartment without a search warrant because they 'smelled marijuana' and feared he was trying to get rid of incriminating evidence. Voting 8-1, the justices reversed a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling that threw out the evidence gathered when officers entered Hollis King's apartment. The court said there was no violation of King's constitutional rights because the police acted reasonably.

NATO incursion into Pakistan wounds two troops - officials

May 17, 2011 by legitgov

NATO incursion into Pakistan wounds two troops - officials 17 May 2011 A NATO helicopter from Afghanistan intruded into Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Tuesday, wounding two troops, local intelligence officials said, adding to tensions between Islamabad and the West. "It happened early morning," a Pakistani intelligence official in the region, who declined to be identified, told Reuters. "The helicopter hit a Pakistani check post on the border in the Datta Khel area."

Strauss-Kahn arrest: IMF head detained at Rikers Island

May 17, 2011 by legitgov

Strauss-Kahn arrest: IMF head detained at Rikers Island 17 May 2011 IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been remanded in custody at New York's notorious Rikers Island jail on charges of sexual assault. The judge said Mr Strauss-Kahn, 62, was a flight risk. He was arrested on Saturday after boarding a plane and accused of trying to rape a hotel maid. He faces seven charges and could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. Mr Strauss-Kahn, who had been seen as a favourite in France's 2012 presidential elections, denies the charges.

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