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Top U.S. admiral admits we are trying to kill Qaddafi

June 26, 2011 by legitgov

Top U.S. admiral admits we are trying to kill Qaddafi 24 Jun 2011 The top U.S. admiral involved in the Libya war admitted to a U.S. congressman that NATO forces are trying to kill Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi. The same admiral also said he anticipated the need for ground troops in Libya after Qaddafi falls, according to the lawmaker. House Armed Services Committee member Mike Turner (R-OH) told The Cable that U.S. Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of the NATO Joint Operations Command in Naples, Italy, told him last month that NATO forces are actively targeting and trying to kill Qaddafi, despite the fact that the Obama administration continues to insist that "regime change" is not the goal and is not authorized by the U.N. mandate authorizing the war.

Katrina's Mayor Nagin ordered to get injections, feared CIA poisoning plot

June 26, 2011 by legitgov

Katrina's Mayor Nagin ordered to get injections, feared CIA poisoning plot 25 Jun 2011 Ray Nagin's memoir, "Katrina's Secrets: Storms After the Storm," was released Wednesday. Among the more shocking revelations is the former New Orleans Mayor's account of the evening of Aug. 30, 2005. Nagin worried about becoming a target of sinister forces after his famous Sept. 1, 2005, rant on WWL-AM. "I thought to myself, 'I'm a dead man,'" he writes. "I started wondering if during the night I would be visited by specially trained CIA agents. Could they secretly shoot me with a miniature, slow-acting poison dart?" On the Monday after the storm, Nagin visited the USS Iwo Jima, an amphibious assault ship that served as a base of federal operations. There, he was escorted to an infirmary where two medical staffers "had orders to examine me and give me shots. I was still a little paranoid and again started imagining a secret CIA plot where in six months I would be gone," he writes. "After thinking for a minute, I said to them, 'Okay, you can give me shots, but I want you to do the same for my two security guys.'"

Basra Provincial Council prevents US Forces from entering Basra

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Basra Provincial Council prevents US Forces from entering Basra 23 Jun 2011 Basra provincial council voted on a decision to prevent US Forces from entering the province, Al Sadr Front's Ahrar Bloc said on Wednesday. Basra provincial council called to withdraw US Forces from Basra International Airport and affirmed that the council's decision stipulates compensating damaged citizens from US military operations. "26 out of 35 members at Basra provincial council voted during its ordinary session held on Wednesday night on a draft resolution brought forth by Al Ahrar Bloc preventing US Forces from entering Basra City", head of Al Ahrar Bloc in Basra Mazen Al Mazeni told Alsumarianews.

All US troops out of Afghanistan now!

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

All US troops out of Afghanistan now! By Bill Van Auken 24 Jun 2011 Obama's Wednesday night speech on "the way forward in Afghanistan" offered only years more of a dirty colonial war that both the American and the Afghan people overwhelmingly oppose. The empty rhetorical claims that "the tide of war is receding" and "the light of a secure peace can be seen in the distance" are belied by the undeniable facts of Obama's so-called withdrawal plan... The plan announced by Obama will spell an escalation rather than a reduction in the bloodshed in Afghanistan.

Suicide bombing outside Afghanistan hospital kills 27

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Suicide bombing outside Afghanistan hospital kills 27 25 Jun 2011 A suicide car bomber detonated explosives outside a hospital in eastern Afghanistan Saturday and killed at least 27 people, many of them women and children in the building's maternity ward. The attack at the hospital occurred in the Azra district of the eastern province of Lowgar, about 25 miles east of Kabul, Afghan authorities said. Driving a black sport utility vehicle, the attacker first tried to target the Azra district police headquarters but was confronted by police, said Azra district police chief Bakhtiyar Gul Ashrafi.

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Gay Marriage Law

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Gay Marriage Law 25 Jun 2011 Same-sex marriage is now legal in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that was narrowly passed by state lawmakers Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born. New York becomes the sixth state where gay couples can wed and the biggest by far. "We are leaders and we join other proud states that recognize our families and the battle will now go on in other states," said Sen. Thomas Duane, a Democrat.

US steps ups pressure on Gaza flotilla activists

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

US steps ups pressure on Gaza flotilla activists --Warnings came after 36 Americans said will sail U.S.-flagged vessel in flotilla 24 Jun 2011 The Obama regime on Friday stepped up pressure on American activists planning to challenge Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip, formally warning they face action from Israeli authorities and may be violating U.S. law. The warning was the latest in a series from the State Department this week urging Americans not to join a flotilla planned to commemorate a similar effort to challenge the blockade last year.

U.S. House keeps Libya funding, fails to authorize 'mission'

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

U.S. House keeps Libya funding, fails to authorize 'mission' 25 Jun 2011 A resolution that bars most funding for the U.S. military mission in Libya failed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, shortly after another measure authorizing the Libya mission suffered the same fate. The resolution, offered by Rep. Tom Rooney and supported by House Republicans, strikes current-year defense funding for the Libya mission except for search and rescue, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, aerial refueling and operational planning. It failed the House on a 180-238 vote.

Hezbollah says finds three spies within group

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Hezbollah says finds three spies within group 24 Jun 2011 Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday the group had captured three spies among its members, two of whom were recruited by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The spies, one of whom was recruited five months ago, did not pose a serious threat to the movement or its military capabilities, he said. Nasrallah said the CIA agents who hired the spies had diplomatic protection from the U.S. embassy in Beirut.

Pentagon names new Guantanamo prosecutor

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Pentagon names new Guantanamo prosecutor 23 Jun 2011 One of the Army's most prominent lawyers has been appointed chief prosecutor in the Office of Military Commissions, a clear signal that the Obama administration is determined to move forward briskly with tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, a Harvard Law School graduate who is commander of the Rule of Law Field Force in Afghanistan, will take up his new post Oct. 1, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday. The current chief prosecutor, Navy reservist Capt. John Murphy, will return to civilian life and his job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Louisiana.

Nuclear agency head to visit flooded Nebraska reactors

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Nuclear agency head to visit flooded Nebraska reactors 24 Jun 2011 The chair of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission will arrive in Nebraska Sunday to monitor preparations against Missouri River flooding at two Nebraska nuclear power plants, officials said Friday. NRC Chair Gregory Jaczko will visit the Cooper Nuclear Station south of Omaha Sunday and the Fort Calhoun plant north of Omaha Monday, said agency spokesman Victor Dricks. Flood water up to 2-feet deep is standing on the site of the 478-megawatt Fort Calhoun plant, operated by the Omaha Public Power District, the NRC said Wednesday.

Gay Marriage Approved by N.Y. Senate

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Gay Marriage Approved by N.Y. Senate 25 Jun 2011 Lawmakers voted late Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed, and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born. The same-sex marriage bill was approved on a 33-to-29 vote, as 4 Republican state senators joined 29 Democrats in voting for the bill. The Senate galleries were so packed with supporters and opponents that the fire marshals closed them off. Five states currently permit same-sex marriage: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia.

Senate Bill Mandates Military Detention for Terror Suspects, Even If Captured On US Soil

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Senate Bill Mandates Military Detention for Terror Suspects, Even If Captured On US Soil --Vote took place in closed session; text of legislation not made public --Measure: Existing authorization to use military force against perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks includes power to detain members of Al Qaeda [al-CIAduh], the Taliban and associated forces 24 Jun 2011 The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted for a sweeping and bipartisan package redefining the rules for detaining terrorism suspects, including giving military judges the power to review the cases of prisoners in Afghanistan and mandating military detention for important Qaeda suspects -- even if they are captured on United States soil. One section would direct the military to set up a system of status hearings for prisoners it intends to hold in "long-term custody" in places like the prison at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where about 1,700 men are currently being held without trial.

Officials Say Two Planned Armed Attack in Seattle

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Officials Say Two Planned Armed Attack in Seattle 24 Jun 2011 Federal law enforcement officials have arrested two men who they say planned to attack a military processing center here using machine guns and grenades. The men -- Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph A. Davis, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., of Los Angeles -- were arrested late Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to murder federal officers and employees, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and several firearms-related charges. The processing center, called the Military Entrance Processing Station, is used to help process new enlistees.

New Law in Kansas Seen as a Threat to Abortions

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

New Law in Kansas Seen as a Threat to Abortions 25 Jun 2011 One in a series of abortion limits approved in Kansas since Republicans took full control of the state government this year -- a new license law -- is raising uncertainty about the future of all abortion providers in the state. Abortion rights supporters, here and nationally, say the rules, which take effect next week, are onerous, have been rushed into place too rapidly and are actually aimed at ending abortion services at the only three places in the state now providing them, perhaps as early as Friday. "These requirements range from the impossible to the absurd," said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights. "They're not designed to protect patient safety; they’re designed to shut down abortion providers."

Sanders, Welch applaud release of oil reserves

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Sanders, Welch applaud release of oil reserves 23 Jun 2011 A decision by the White House to release 30 million barrels of oil from the country's strategic petroleum reserve is drawing high praise from Vermont's congressional delegation. The Obama administration made the announcement Thursday, saying it was part of a broader plan to address elevated oil prices that was agreed to by the International Energy Agency. The 30 million barrels being reduced from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve accounts for half of the 60 million barrels the international community plans to release over a 30-day period.

N.J. Assembly Approves Bill Hiking Benefits Costs for Workers

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

N.J. Assembly Approves Bill Hiking Benefits Costs for Workers 24 Jun 2011 The New Jersey Assembly has passed landmark employee benefits legislation requiring public workers to pay sharply more for pension and health benefits. The divisive bill passed 46-32 Thursday with support from all Republicans who were present and a smattering of Democrats. The Senate approved the bill Monday. Republican Gov. Chris Christie is expected to quickly sign it.

Hackers leak Tony Blair data

June 25, 2011 by legitgov

Hackers leak Tony Blair data --TeaMp0isoN: 'doing the writeup now - Tony Blair and his cockroaches are getting owned tonight. - War IS Terror. -' 24 Jun 2011 Hackers today released what looks like personal information on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and contents of his electronic address book, including information on members of Parliament. A link to the data on the Pastebin Web site was sent out on Twitter from the account of "TeaMp0isoN" along with a message saying "Tony Blair should be locked up, he is a war criminal." Earlier in the day, the account had tweeted that it was targeting Blair for his support of the war in Iraq.

NJ Assembly ends collective bargaining rights for public workers

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

NJ Assembly ends collective bargaining rights for public workers --Approves bills requiring public workers to pay more for health benefits and pensions 24 Jun 2011 Assembly members Thursday night approved a package of changes cuts to health care and retirement benefits for public workers despite a last-ditch but doomed protest by those workers and union heads. Thirty-two members voted against the proposal, but they were outnumbered by the 46 Assembly members who voted in favor, facing loud boos from watching union members. As the final legislative step cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to sign the bills as soon as Thursday night, union leadership damned what they called the betrayal of their membership by the Democratic majority in both houses.

Water filling 2,500 homes in Minot as river rises

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

Water filling 2,500 homes in Minot as river rises 24 Jun 2011 The Souris River's full weight hit Minot on Friday, swamping an estimated 2,500 homes as it soared nearly 4 feet in less than a day and overwhelmed the city's levees. City officials said they expected more than 4,000 homes to be flooded by day's end. More than a quarter of the city's 40,000 residents evacuated earlier this week, packing any belongings they hoped to save into cars, trucks and trailers. Fed by heavy rains upstream and dam releases that have accelerated in recent days, the Souris surged past a 130-year-old record Friday and kept going.

House rebukes Obama over Libya

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

House rebukes Obama over Libya 24 Jun 2011 The U.S. House rebuked President Obama over Libya policy today, voting down a resolution that would granted him authority for the military operation against Moammar Gadhafi. Members are now considering a resolution that would cut off some funds for the military operation, in protest of Obama's refusal to seek congressional approval for the action. "The president has ignored the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution, but he cannot ignore a lack of funding," said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Hypocrite-Fla., sponsor of the resolution. [Yes, Obama ignored the Constitution -- as he does daily w. the killer drone war crimes -- but GOPredators were *happy as clams* when Bush did it though, right?]

CIA in CLG Website Logs

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

CIA in CLG Website Logs --CLG Sunshine Project update 24 Jun 2011 Lots of .govs and .mils in the CLG website logs today. See: 'CLG Under Surveillance.' LulzSec, do your thing!

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xlate.jeppesen.com 22 575 4.49 MB 24 Jun 2011 - 10:40
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gate5-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil 2 41 508.72 KB 24 Jun 2011 - 14:15
slb-proxy-05.boeing.com 4 7 120.55 KB 24 Jun 2011 - 12:23
user96193.public.mt.gov 1 2 17.95 KB 24 Jun 2011 - 17:19

Lulzsec releases Arizona police files

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

Lulzsec releases Arizona police files 24 Jun 2011 Lulzsec has released a slew of confidential documents it lifted right out from under the nose of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, fulfilling its promise to leak secret government information. The group issued its 'Chinga La Migra bulletin' in a release on its web site. The bulletin is a massive document detailing a huge number of files. The document, which is available as a torrent download, contains "private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords", according to the bulletin. "We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 (Arizona Senate Bill 1070, an anti-immigration law) and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona," Lulzsec wrote.

U.S. Senate investigates claim CIA tried to smear U-M prof

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

U.S. Senate investigates claim CIA tried to smear U-M prof 24 Jun 2011 The Senate Intelligence Committee is reviewing whether the CIA and the Bush White House may have tried to smear Juan Cole, a University of Michigan professor who writes a popular blog on Middle Eastern issues. "Depending on what we find, we may take further action," U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who heads the committee, said in a statement. Cole had been critical, at times, of the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq war. A former CIA official, Glenn Carle, said that under former President [sic] George W. Bush, the White House ordered the CIA to dig up negative information about Cole's personal life in order to discredit his views.

Huge quake triggers tsunami alert in Alaskan islands

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

Huge quake triggers tsunami alert in Alaskan islands 24 Jun 2011 A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Alaska's Aleutian Islands late Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent people heading for high ground before the alert was canceled. The earthquake struck 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of the seafood port of Dutch Harbor, home to some 4,400 people. The temblor struck at 7:10 pm local time (0300 GMT Friday), triggering a tsunami warning from the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WCATWC).

Environment Ministry sets radiation limit for swimming areas

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

Environment Ministry sets radiation limit for swimming areas 24 Jun 2011 The Environment Ministry has set radiation limits for swimming areas in seas, lakes and rivers across the country in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, a ministry guideline showed Thursday. In the guideline submitted to the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, the ministry said it would allow people to swim in areas where water contains 50 becquerels or less of radioactive cesium per liter and 30 becquerels or less of radioactive iodine.

Tsunami warning for Alaska after 7.4 quake

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

Tsunami warning for Alaska after 7.4 quake 24 Jun 2011 The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.4 earthquake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says a tsunami warning has been posted for certain coastal areas of Alaska. That warning covers an area from 80 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor to about 125 miles west of Adak. The quake struck Thursday evening. [HAARP is a busy little bee!]

FBI agents fly in to investigate 'hacker'

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

FBI agents fly in to investigate 'hacker' --Cleary arrested Monday as part of investigation into LulzSec, a group which admits responsibility for hacking attempts on Soca, the US Senate and the CIA 24 Jun 2011 FBI agents investigating a teenager accused of a hacking attack against the Serious Organised Crime Agency have flown to Britain, in a sign that a move to extradite him could be underway. Ryan Cleary, from Wickford, Essex, was remanded in custody yesterday. He did not enter any plea to five offences under the Criminal Law and Computer Misuse Act at City of Westminster magistrates' court.

40 killed as 4 blasts rock Baghdad

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

40 killed as 4 blasts rock Baghdad 24 Jun 2011 Four explosions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, two of them at a popular market, have killed at least 40 people and wounded another 100. "Explosives loaded in three shopping carts killed 21 people and wounded 107 at the Shurt al-Raba market," AFP quoted an interior ministry official as saying on Thursday. Moreover, one of the bombs reportedly targeted a Shia mosque near the market. The official added that the attack happened at 6:45 p.m. (15:45 GMT) when the area was crowded with shoppers.

Isolated measles outbreak has Indiana officials on alert

June 24, 2011 by legitgov

Isolated measles outbreak has Indiana officials on alert 23 Jun 2011 Health officials in Indiana were on alert on Thursday after five measles cases were confirmed in Noble County in the northeastern part of the state. State Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Larkin said his department had dispatched workers to seven nearby counties in northern Indiana to identify any additional cases of the highly contagious disease and to prevent its spread. The workers have also been given additional doses of the measles vaccine.

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