Saturday, November 2, 2013

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» Snowden seeks world's help against charges - USA TODAY
02/11/13 06:51 from Top Stories - Google News
Toronto Star Snowden seeks world's help against charges USA TODAY BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. refused to show any leniency to fugitive leaker Edward Snowden on Friday, even as Secretary of State John Kerry conceded that eavesdropping on a...

» Snowden Weighs Testifying in Germany on NSA Surveillance - Businessweek
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Washington Post Snowden Weighs Testifying in Germany on NSA Surveillance Businessweek A handout photo shows Hans-Christian Stroebele, right, with whistleblower Edward Snowden in Russia, on Oct. 31, 2013. Photographer: Büro Hans-Christian...

» Germany Open to Speaking to Snowden
02/11/13 01:05 from World News
The German ministry investigating U.S. spy programs said that it would like to hear from the fugitive NSA 

contractor—a move that could further strain ties between Berlin and the U.S.



10:27 AM 11/5/2013

» UPDATE 1-Los Angeles airport gunman did not raise immediate suspicion - police - Reuters
05/11/13 05:21 from Top Stories - Google News
Washington Post UPDATE 1-Los Angeles airport gunman did not raise immediate suspicion - police Reuters Tue Nov 5, 2013 12:16am EST. By Steve Gorman and Dana Feldman. LOS ANGELES Nov 4 (Reuters) - A gunman who opened fire at the Los Angel...

» Feds probe LAX shooter's anti-government view - USA TODAY
05/11/13 09:26 from Top Stories - Google News Feds probe LAX shooter's anti-government view USA TODAY LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators probing what motivated a gunman to shoot security checkpoint workers at Los Angeles International Airport are looking for con...

» The Evolution of the 'New World Order' - Daily Beast
05/11/13 10:49 from world - Google News
Daily Beast The Evolution of the 'New World Order' Daily Beast Among the ramblings about law enforcement “pigs” and “fiat currency,” the letter reportedly contains a reference to the “NOW”—the New World Order, a common topic amon...

4:53 PM 11/4/2013

» LAX shooting: Latest on suspect, victims and warning that may have come too late - CNN
04/11/13 15:55 from Top Stories - Google News
ABC News LAX shooting: Latest on suspect, victims and warning that may have come too late CNN (CNN) -- After a weekend of intense investigation, authorities are piecing together more details about Friday's fatal shooting at Los Angel...

» How LAX shooter concealed his weapon - CBS News
04/11/13 14:48 from Top Stories - Google News
ABC News How LAX shooter concealed his weapon CBS News (CBS News) TSA Agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of Gerardo I. Hernandez, the first TSA employee killed in the line of duty. Flowers have been placed inside Te...

10:22 AM 11/4/2013

Friend dropped gunman at airport

Manawatu Standard-11 hours agoShare - 10:22 AM 11/4/2013
SUSPECT: Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is pictured in this undated handout photo ... The 23-year-old gunman charged in a deadly shooting at Los Angeles ...
  1. International Business Times‎ - 14 hours ago

    Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the FBI. (Picture: Reuters)
    Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the FBI. (Picture: Reuters)

    The gunman who shot dead a security agent and wounded several other people at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, was carrying a note describing himself as a "pissed off patriot" who wanted to shoot "pigs", it has been reported.

    Authorities have declined to reveal the motive behind the attack publicly but, according to a law enforcement official, a handwritten note was found on Ciancia expressing "disappointment in the government" and claiming he had no interest in harming "innocent people" but "wanted to kill TSA (Transport Security Administration) and pigs".

    According to the note, Ciancia believed his constitutional rights were being violated by TSA searches and he was upset at former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
    Ciancia's family in Pennsville, New Jersey, told police on Friday they had received a text message from him saying he planned to commit suicide, report US media.
    Pennsville police chief Allen Cummings said: "Their younger child got a text message from Paul [Ciancia] stating that there were some comments in there about his wellbeing and he wanted to possibly take his own life."
    1. Acquaintances describe alleged LAX gunman as quiet, shy - latimes ...,0,52...

      9 hours ago - PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — People who knew Paul Anthony Ciancia struggled to reconcile the quiet teenager who by some accounts ...
    In this suburban Philadelphia neighborhood, people described him as shy and a little awkward but said they never saw signs of anger or violent tendencies.
    "He kept to himself and ate lunch alone a lot," said David Hamilton, who graduated with Ciancia from Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del., in 2008. "I really don't remember any one person who was close to him.... In four years, I never heard a word out of his mouth."
    Hamilton, an editorial assistant at a publishing firm in Philadelphia, said he recalled Ciancia being the victim of bullying, but did not remember any particular incidents.
    "He was quiet and people would take advantage of that," he said.
    Police say that Ciancia, 23, went to LAX on Friday morning, pulled a rifle out of a bag and began shooting at TSA agents, killing a 39-year-old screener, identified as Gerardo I. Hernandez, the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty.
    A law enforcement official told The Times that a note was found on the gunman expressing "disappointment in the government" and saying that he had no interest in hurting "innocent people."
    Several witnesses said he appeared to shoot only at TSA agents and avoided shooting passengers. Ciancia was wounded by police. His condition was not released.
    Another law enforcement source said the note contained the letters "NWO." Investigators are trying to determine whether he was a believer in the New World Order, a conspiracy theory which holds that forces are trying to create a single totalitarian government on Earth. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, emphasized that it is still early in the investigation and that detectives are not sure what role, if any, "NWO" played in the case. 

    Paul Anthony Ciancia: Alleged shooter hated government, 'New ...

    WPTV-by Doug Gross-5 hours agoShare
    Paul Anthony Ciancia harbored anti-government views and fears of an ominous New World Order when he walked into Los Angeles International Airport on ...

    1. New World Order (conspiracy theory) - Wikipedia, the free ...

      As a conspiracy theory, the term New World Order or NWO refers to the emergence of a totalitarian one-world government. The common theme in conspiracy ...

      Christian fundamentalism

      also known as fundamentalist Christianity, or simply fundamentalism,[1] refers to a movement begun in the late 19th and early 20th century British and American Protestant denominations among evangelicals who reacted energetically against theological and culturalmodernism.[2] Fundamentalists argued that 19th century modernist theologians had misinterpreted or rejected certain doctrines, especially biblical inerrancy, which evangelicals viewed as the fundamentals of Christian faith.[3] A few scholars regard Catholics who reject modern theology in favor of more traditional doctrines as fundamentalists.[4] Scholars debate how much the terms "evangelical" and "fundamentalist" are synonymous

    2. New World Order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      New World OrderNew world order or The New World Order may refer to: New World Order (conspiracy theory), a conspiracy theory in which a secret elite is ...

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        The man who allegedly killed a TSA worker and wounded three others at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday had anti-government ...

      1. Asia Times Online‎ - 3 days ago

    Tunnel for Smuggling Found Under US-Mexico Border; Tons of ...

    New York Times-Nov 1, 2013Share
    As security at the border — both at the ports of entry and between them — has heightened in recent years, drug cartels have increasingly ...


  1. Mexican Drug War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Mexican Drug War is an ongoing armed conflict among rival drug cartels fighting each other for regional control and against the Mexican government forces ...

    Mexican drug cartels now dominate the wholesale illicit drug marketand in 2007 controlled 90% of the cocaine entering the United States.[33][34] Arrests of key cartel leaders, particularly in the Tijuana andGulf cartels, has led to increasing drug violence as cartels fight for control of the trafficking routes into the United States.[35][36][37]

    Ineffective schools

    Another major factor driving the Mexican Drug War has been the abject failure of Mexico's schools to actually educate most of the country's population properly. For example, because in the 1960s a substantial majority of Mexicans could not read or write, the planners of the Mexico City Metro were forced to design unique icons for each subway station to help illiterate patrons identify them. Today, the majority of Mexicans who exit the school system without degrees face limited career prospects as unskilled labor, and in turn are more susceptible to the lure of easy money and rapid career advancement offered by the drug cartels.[citation needed]
    As the World Economic Forum pointed out, Mexico invested as of 2009 a relatively high 5.3% of its GDP in education, yet most of the population went uneducated because the powerful teachers' union (the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación) blocked badly needed reforms.[55] The result has been the appearance of los ninis, an underclass of several million dropouts who ni trabajan ni estudian (neither work nor study), of whom many ended up as combatants on behalf of the cartels.[56]

    Cartels have been engaged in propaganda and psychological campaigns to influence their rivals and those within their area of influence. They use banners or "narcomantas" to threaten their rivals. Some cartels hand out pamphlets and leaflets to conduct public relation campaigns. Many cartels have been able to control the information environment by threatening journalists, bloggers, and others who speak out against them. They have elaborate recruitment strategies targeting young adults to join their cartel groups. They have successfully branded the word "narco", and the word has become part of Mexican culture. There is music, television shows, literature, beverages, food, and architecture that all have been branded "narco".[115]

    The U.S. Justice Department considers the Mexican drug cartels the greatest organized crime threat to the United States.[254] During the first 18 months of Calderón's presidency, the Mexican government has spent about $7 billion USD in the war against drugs.[255] In seeking partnership from the United States, Mexican officials point out that the illicit drug trade is a shared problem in need of a shared solution, and remark that most of the financing for the Mexican traffickers comes from American drug consumers.[256] On March 25, 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that "[America's] insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade", and that "the United States bears shared responsibility for the drug-fueled violence sweeping Mexico."[257]

    In 2009, the Justice Department has reported that Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated nearly 200 cities across the United States,[261] including Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.[262] Gang-related activity and violence has increased along the U.S. Southwest border region, as US-based gangs act as enforcers for Mexican drug cartels.[263]
    Multiple researchers propose focusing on prevention, treatment and education programs to curb demand rather than the continued support of combating the supply of drugs. Studies show that military interdiction efforts fail because they ignore the root cause of the problem: U.S. demand. During the early to mid-1990s, the Clinton administration ordered and funded a major cocaine policy study by the Rand Drug Policy Research Center; the study concluded that $3 billion USD should be switched from federal and local law enforcement to treatment. The report said that treatment is the cheapest and most effective way to cut drug use. President Clinton's drug czar's office rejected slashing law enforcement spending.[264] The Bush administration proposed cutting spending on drug treatment and prevention programs by $73 million, or 1.5%, in the 2009 budget.[180]

    In March 2009, the Obama administration outlined plans to redeploy more than 500 federal agents to border posts and redirect $200 million to combat smuggling of illegal drugs, money and weapons.[274] On May 25, 2010 President Obama authorized deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico to assist with border protection and enforcement activities, as well as help train additional Customs and Border Protection agents.[275]


    Policy failure[edit]

    According to former Presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso of BrazilErnesto Zedillo of Mexico and César Gaviria of Colombia, the United States-led drug war is pushing Latin America into a downward spiral; Mr. Cardoso said in a conference that "the available evidence indicates that the war on drugs is a failed war".[278] The panel of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy commission, headed by Cardoso, stated that the countries involved in this war should remove the "taboos" and re-examine the anti-drug programs. Latin American governments have followed the advice of the U.S. to combat the drug war, but the policies had little effect. The commission made some recommendations to President Barack Obama to consider new policies, such as decriminalization of cannabis (marijuana) and to treat drug use as a public health problem and not as a security problem.[279] The Council on Hemispheric Affairs states it is time to seriously consider drug decriminalization and legalization,[280] a policy initiative that would be in direct opposition to the interests of criminal gangs.

    RAND studies released in the mid-1990s found that using drug user treatment to reduce drug consumption in the United States is seven times more cost effective than law enforcement efforts alone, and it could potentially cut consumption by a third.[293]


    1. Illegal drug trade in Latin America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      The major drug trafficking organizations (drug cartels) are Mexican and ... 2006 when Mexican President Felipe Calderón intensified the Mexican Drug War.
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      1. Drug War Statistics | Marijuana Statistics | Mexico Drug War Deaths ...

        Statistics on the Mexican drug war, drug war incarceration, drug war spending, marijuana arrests, ... Get additional facts at the Drug War Facts website.

        1. Police investigation ties Grassy Lake to Mexican drug cartel ...

          by Stefanie Dunn
          Sep 18, 2013 - A massive drug bust by United Stated officials has shaken a small town after a large amount of cocaine that was headed for their community was seized. A joint investigation by RCMP and the Drug Enforcement Administration ...

          1. Mexico's Drug War - Council on Foreign Relations

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            Jan 11, 2013 - For decades, drug trafficking organizations used Mexico's entrenched ...the wake of the United States' successful dismantling of Colombia's drug cartels. ....A 2011 report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy advocated ...


    international drug cartel - GS

    dismantling international drug cartels - GS

    US warns of increased drug trafficking in Caribbean

    Trinidad & Tobago Express-Oct 6, 2013Share
    US warns of increased drug trafficking in Caribbean ... In this light, the FBI said it haddismantled one of the most powerful gangs to ... Last month, William R Brownfield, assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and ...

    1. Marijuana Legalization Germinates Across The Globe - Below the Lion

      by Buzz
      Oct 25, 2013 - One brick at a time the prohibition of cannabis has started beingdismantled. While a few remain sceptical, it is impossible not to see the momentum that global legalization is gaining. ... Uruguay's president, José Mujica, says that by regulating Uruguay's estimated $40 million-a-year marijuana business, the state will take it away from drug traffickers, and weaken the drug cartels. The state would also be able to keep track of all marijuana consumers in the country, and provide treatment ...

    1. México's Cartels- What the Hell is Going On? | H/E

      Oct 14, 2013 - The Mexican cartels first took global drug power when the Colombiancartels began to topple in the 1990's. The Medellín Cartel was dismantled by 1993. Instead of the Mexican cartels being middle men for bringing cocaine into the US, they ...

      What are the options to defeat, or at least slow down the violence and control of the cartels?

      Number one is to help the USA's drug problem. Through treatment programs and possible legalization of minor drugs, the money flow into Mexico could be drastically slowed.

      Number two is to help Mexico boost their economy, so they are not dependent on cartel money in some areas. This is much easier said than done, but it has to be continually addressed.

      Number three is to either promote a peace truce between cartels, or hope that one takes control and minimizes all the other cartels but itself, therefore allowing peace among the cartels. 

      Rooting out corruption among government officials and police are vital. Corruption is bound to happen with the amount of money the cartels make, but President Calderon has done a great job of eliminating many who are corrupt.

      Cartel influence is massive in the USA at this moment. Many of our street gangs our being overseen and controlled by Mexican drug cartels. The cartels are hesitant to slap their name on things in the US yet, simply because they want to avoid the government heat.

      Many do not agree with my point of views on solutions, but it is ignorant to think that by simply confronting the cartels with armed force you will ever win.

      As long as there is a huge drug economy and demand in the USA, there will always be a provider to fill these orders south of the border somewhere.
      K. Mennem

    1. International drug syndicate smashed in Adelaide |

      Oct 26, 2011 - International drug syndicate smashed in Adelaide ... allege they were "part of the managing network" in an international cartel that has imported ...

    2. Illegal drug trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      A UN report said "the global drug trade generated an estimated US$321.6 billion in 2003. ... 8.2.2 Female involvement in Drug Cartels ... 19th century; China retaliated by enforcing the ban on imports of opium, and two Opium Wars broke out.

    3. Drug cartel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Drug cartels are criminal organizations developed with the primary purpose of promoting and controlling drug trafficking operations. ... Since that agreement was broken up,drug cartels are no longer actually .... International Business Times.


      1. Are Mexican Drug Cartels Transnational? - e-International Relations

        by Kane Baguley
        Aug 18, 2013 - Mexican drug cartels have taken on many functions of the state, and should thus be analysed as political entities. Engaging with them in a political manner should help reduce violence.

      2. The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International Drug ...

        by admin
        Oct 21, 2013 - Pricenumber of 5 star reviewClick to BUY You Save $59 5 The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of $10.95 The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An.

      international drug cartel and Russian intelligence - GS

      Worldwide Threat Assessment US Intelligence Community James R ...

      by JR Clapper - ‎2013 - ‎Cited by 3 - ‎Related articles
      Mar 12, 2013 - opportunities for foreign intelligence and security services, trusted ....Drug trafficking is a major TOC threat to the United States and emanates primarily .... In a 2009 press article, a senior Russian military ...... marked by confrontation between the state and drug cartels, strong public concern over levels of.

      1. Russians help Nicaragua patrol Caribbean waters

        Apr 7, 2013 - The drug bust, executed by the Nicaraguan Navy with intelligence ... It occurred in waters that were awarded to Nicaragua in last November's ruling by theInternational Court of ... Russia helps Nicaragua bust drug cartel ...

        1. Russian mafia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

          4 days ago - The Russian Mafia (Russian: русская мафия; russkaya mafiya) or Bratva, is a term ... as 6,000 different groups, with more than 200 of them having a globalreach. .... with the American Mafia and Colombian drug cartels, eventually extending to.... The Israeli police and intelligence services have focused their resources on ...

      1. Mexican Drug Trafficking (Mexico's Drug War)

        2 days ago - World news about Mexican drug trafficking. ... The brother of two Mexican cartel leaders was sentenced to 20 years in prison for ... MORE ON MEXICAN DRUG TRAFFICKING Office of Foreign Assets Control ... Times; Tracking Mexico's Drug Cartels; Stratfor Global Intelligence; Inside Mexico's Most Dangerous City; BBC ...

        1. Border Tunnel Shows Why War on Drugs was Lost Before It Began

          by chris
          2 hours ago - Authorities at the border have discovered a massive tunnel dug by Mexicandrug cartels that extends from a Tijuana warehouse to a San Diego industrial building complex. ... Less well known are the roots of the South American and Mexican drug cartels, which did not grow spontaneously out of the rain forests but in many cases were founded with Nazi money that had been spirited out of Germany before the end of WWII through a massive international network of Nazi shell companies ...

          Border Tunnel Shows Why War on Drugs was Lost Before It Began

          Authorities at the border have discovered a massive tunnel dug by Mexican drug cartels that extends from a Tijuana warehouse to a San Diego industrial building complex.
          The tunnel is reported to be more than six football fields in length and includes lighting, ventilation and a railway system.
          It is believed the railway was used for smuggling drugs and people right under U.S. officials’ noses. Not that such subterfuge is really necessary since the Border Patrol has been ordered by the Obama Administration to effectively stand down and stop enforcing the border.
          It’s not the first such tunnel discovered. It is one of more than 75 such tunnels found since 2008. And there were others before then.
          In Washington, D.C., the City Council and mayor are pushing through a measure that would legalize marijuana possession. Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray announced last month that he supports the bill and he hopes to sign it into law by January.
          Drug advocates want the city to go even further by taxing and regulating the drug like Colorado and Washington state have done.
          The decriminalization of pot in D.C. began the same way it began elsewhere, with passage of “medical” marijuana laws. In California, such laws have become a bane of police, as major cities such as Los Angeles have seen hundreds of “clinics” pop up overnight to tend to “patients” who have prescriptions but dubious need.
          It’s clear to anyone with open eyes where these trends are heading: the total decriminalization of pot and eventually the legalizing of other addictive drugs. (Pot users often insist marijuana is not addictive, yet I’ve noticed that people who say that tend to be long-term, habitual pot smokers.)
          The recently found tunnel and others like it are not just symptoms of America’s drug addiction, but signs indicating how it happened.
          Constructing a tunnel on that scale is a massive undertaking and requires obvious activities, such as dirt hauling, welding, concrete mixing and cable laying that cannot be hidden just by a warehouse roof.
          Ask yourself how it is that nobody noticed the construction of 75 tunnels that would put many public works projects to shame. Ask yourself how nobody noticed truckloads of people and mysterious freight pouring out of a building in San Diego.
          Then think about the politicians and activists in D.C., Colorado and Washington who have been agitating for years to legally make a profit from illegal activity. Think about the decades of lax border controls and the almost complete absence of border security currently.
          The entire situation screams official collusion, at the highest levels. This sort of massive industry is not the undertaking of a few low-level security guards and police officers on the take. Our government, which is supposed to protect us, clearly has been cooperating with the drug runners at various levels.
          If you need confirmation, look no further than the Fast and Furious operation, in which our government funneled weapons to drug runners, ostensibly to shut down illegal cross-border gun sales. There is at least one cartel bookkeeper in U.S. custody who has testified that Fast and Furious was actually a deal to provide one cartel with weapons in exchange for information on other drug operations. In other words, it was drug monopoly granted by the U.S. government.
          How else do you explain the lack of interest in prosecuting or even investigating the operation which has resulted now in hundreds of deaths by weapons we provided to criminals. The congressional investigation has been stymied by Obama himself, via executive order.
          Do we need to bring up Obama’s “choom gang” from his high school days?

          The drugging of America has been a long-term project of America’s enemies. This is one of those facts that Americans have been trained to dismiss with the knee-jerk cry of “conspiracy theory.”

          But it is no theory. Socialists within and outside U.S. government have worked to swing American culture toward acceptance of mind-altering drugs. The CIA involvement in the growth of the drug culture on college campuses in the sixties is well documented, as is their interest in using drugs as forms of mind and behavior control through programs such as MK-Ultra, which eventually became the subject of congressional inquiry before the entire operation went underground.
          Less well known are the roots of the South American and Mexican drug cartels, which did not grow spontaneously out of the rain forests but in many cases were founded with Nazi money that had been spirited out of Germany before the end of WWII through a massive international network of Nazi shell companies and banking connections. The masters of the Third Reich didn’t just disappear at the end of WWII. Many of them fled to South America, many went into business and banking, many came to the United States via official programs like Project Paperclip and wound up in our government as members of the intelligence and scientific communities.
          Similarly, the Soviet Union took in many of Hitler’s top strategists, scientists and advisers for their own purposes, which after the war turned toward opposing the U.S. (at least publicly).
          MK-Ultra, which was the CIA’s umbrella operation for its mind control programs, has connections to former Nazi death camp scientists brought over by Project Paperclip. LSD was just one result.
          It’s obvious on its face that the War on Drugs never stood a chance, if it was even intended to be fought, because of shadowy interests that want the U.S. brought low — interests that have their roots in Soviet and German socialism.
          With our current president’s socialist connections and personal history of drug abuse, there’s no sense in expecting anything to change in the project to make Americans slaves to mind-altering substances.
          Americans have been betrayed by those who should have been protecting them. We’ve been sold into captivity, and we’ve gone along willingly.


          This feels as the very "offish", subjective and hyper-conservative article, and I do not know if many of its claims and charges could or should be taken seriously. However, the part about the "a long-term project of America’s enemies" sounds about right to me, and the part about "the roots of the South American and Mexican drug cartels, which did not grow spontaneously out of the rain forests but in many cases were founded with Nazi money..." is the most amazing although it might be quite hard to judge if it is the truth, at least partially. 

      international drug cartel and Russian military intelligence - GS

      1. Mexican Drug Cartels Increasingly Hire US Military Servicemen as ...

        Aug 6, 2013 - Tags: exposes US military working with Mexico drug cartels, Strafor · us military mexico drug cartels. sage: Stratfor Global Intelligence gained notoriety last year when Wikileaks published ... Russia Today – August 5, 2013.

      International Drug Control Policy: Background and U.S. Responses

      by LS Wyler - ‎2012
      Aug 13, 2013 - community, international drug trafficking can undermine political and regional stability and ... civilian, military, law enforcement, and intelligence entities...... Drug cartel command-and-control structures are based ..... internationalcounternarcotics initiatives include the U.S.-Russia Counternarcotics Working.

      international drug cartel and Iranian intelligence - GS

      1. Iran, Hezbollah mine Latin America for revenue, recruits, analysts ...

        Jun 3, 2013 - Nisman's report said Iran's intelligence activities in Latin America are being ... as evidenced by greater ties to Latin American drug cartels in recent years. ....Ilan Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council, ...

      2. Iron Triangle of Terror: Iran, Hezbollah, and Los Zetas? | Analysis ...

        Might it involve drug cartels, rogue special forces soldiers, or transnational terrorists? ...The Shiite organization receives funding from Iran and engaged in a proxy war with Israel in .... Signs of Hezbollah Going Global | Analysis Intelligence

        Los Zetas 

        In 1999, Gulf Cartel's leader, Osiel Cardenas Guillen, hired a group of 31 corrupt former elite military soldiers to work for him. These former Airmobile Special Forces Group (GAFE), and Amphibian Group of Special Forces (GANFE) soldiers became known as Los Zetas and began operating as a private army for the Gulf Cartel. During the early 2000s the Zetas were instrumental in the Gulf Cartel's domination of the drug trade in much of Mexico.
        After the 2007 arrest and extradition of Gulf Cartel leader, Osiel Cardenas Guillen, the Zetas seized the opportunity to strike out on their own. Under the leadership of Heriberto Lazcano, the Zetas, numbering approximately 300, gradually set up its own independent drug, arms and human-trafficking networks.[65] In 2008, Los Zetas made a deal with ex-Sinaloa cartel commanders, theBeltrán-Leyva brothers and since then, became rivals of their former employer/partner, the Gulf Cartel.[66][67]
        In early 2010 the Zetas made public their split from the Gulf Cartel and began a bloody war with Gulf Cartel over control of Northeast Mexico's drug trade routes.[68] This war has resulted in the deaths of thousands of cartel members and suspected members. Furthermore, due to alliance structures, the Gulf Cartel- Los Zetas conflict drew in other cartels, namely the Sinaloa Cartel which fought the Zetas in 2010 and 2011.[69]
        The Zetas are notorious for targeting civilians, including the mass-murder of 72 migrants in the San Fernando massacre.[70]
        The Zetas involved themselves in more than drug trafficking and have also been connected to human trafficking, pipeline trafficked oil theft, extortion, and trading pirated CDs.[69] Their criminal network is said to reach far from Mexico including into Central America, the U.S.A and Europe.[69]
        On 15 July 2013, the Mexican Navy arrested the top Zeta boss Miguel Trevino Morales.[71]

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      3. Drug violence and political corruption are plaguing the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, home of the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas.

        los zetas - GS

        Mexico's Zetas Are Not Finished Yet

        Forbes-Oct 24, 2013Share
        The question was something to the effect of: “Some Mexican media outlets and analysts claim that Los Zetas have been dismantled as an ...

        File:Mexico cartel map May 2010.svg

        Map of Mexican drug cartels based on a May 2010 Stratfor report. Tijuana Cartel, red; Beltrán Leyva Cartel, orange; Sinaloa Cartel, yellow; Juárez Cartel, brown; La Familia Michoacana, green; Gulf Cartel, cyan; Los Zetas Cartel, blue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

        The Global Intelligence Files - [OS] Fwd: ADVISORY UPDATE: IRAN ...

        Feb 13, 2013 - [OS] Fwd: ADVISORY UPDATE: IRAN/MX Drug Cartel Potential Ties to be Addressed at 10/14 Hearing on McCaffrey-Scales Border Report.

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    'The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International Drug Cartels, Organized Crime, and Terror Groups'
    By Jennifer L. Hesterman
    (A chapter excerpt from a newly published book on terrorism links to cartels)
    Chapter 5
    Drug Trafficking Organizations Go Global
    This is the most alarming situation I've seen in Mexico in 15 years. Our own interests are at stake. We must stand with these people; they're literally fighting for their lives. - Former U.S. Drug Czar, General Barry McCaffrey[1]
    This statement by General McCaffrey set off a firestorm of debate inside D.C. policymaking circles. Are the Mexican cartels a U.S. national security risk, or have we overblown the threat? Is their activity in the U.S. terroristic, or merely criminal in nature? The answers to these pressing, complex questions will certainly determine our course of action as a nation. The challenges posed by Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) are escalating in Mexico, as well as in the United States and other countries.  Further, the dangerous liaisons between DTOs, international terrorist groups and transnational gangs such as MS-13 are worrisome to law enforcement not only at the border, but in our country.   
    The Battle in Mexico
    Just south of our border, Mexican forces are fighting an insurgency against multiple DTOs, which threaten their country's economy and security. This conflict is a perfect example of what some call 5th Generation Warfare: shadowy organizations using asymmetric tactics against the State. What many find inexplicable, the inability of large governments to easily put down rising and persistent threats such as DTOs and small terrorist groups, is perfectly explainable and quite predictable when viewed through the 5th Gen lens which will be covered in chapter nine while covering tactic sharing and replicating by dissimilar groups.
    In 2009, the previous director of the CIA, General Michael Hayden, surprised many when he stated: ‘‘Escalating violence along the U.S.-Mexico border will pose the second greatest threat to U.S. security this year, second only to al Qaeda."[2]Furthermore, according to the Justice Department, Mexican DTOs represent the greatest organized crime threat to the United States.[3] Our government has responded in part by placing thousands of National Guard troops on the border as part of "Operation Jump Start," assisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Also, hundreds of federal agents have been pulled from other duties and sent to robust DEA, ATF and FBI offices in major cities in Border States. And despite economic woes, the U.S. is aiding Mexico's fight against the DTOs under the provisions of the Merida Initiative, a multiyear one and one half billion dollar anti-narcotics package increasing law enforcement cooperation and intelligence sharing between our countries, and supplies training and equipment to the fight.  Finally, the six billion dollar "virtual fence" project, SBInet and deployment of expensive aerial drones to monitor the border, certainly indicates the government's concern regarding border issues.  
    Mexican authorities are attempting to contain DTO (cartel) activity to certain geographical regions and keep it from spilling over into their major cities, lucrative vacation areas, and our shared border. Mexico's military is heavily engaged, with 45,000 soldiers augmenting more than 5,000 federal police, and this combined force is engaging in small-scale combat with the cartels. This is particularly true with the paramilitary Los Zetas, who have the exact same weapons, training and tactics as the government force, therefore are able to meet the confrontation head on.
    Several leaders of the major Mexican DTOs have been indicted on charges within the U.S., and are fugitives with $5 million reward offered for capture, the same amount offered for the apprehension of "most wanted" terrorists, indicating the serious nature of the threat against our citizens and communities. The players, tactics, alliances and leaders of the DTOs morph, but the threat to our country persists...and is growing.
    Ideology: Money
    It is important to understand prior to U.S. engagement in the so called "drug war" beginning in the 1980s, the primary drug trafficking route into the U.S. was from Colombia, through the Caribbean and into Florida. As we closed off these avenues, and failed to lower user demand in our country, Mexico became the primary conduit for the drug pipeline. As criminal elements exacted their "fee" for moving the product through the country, we witnessed the rise of alliances, or cartels. In addition to moving Colombian drugs, cartels now oversee the cultivation of marijuana and large labs producing methamphetamines. The money at stake is exorbitant; a Justice Department report estimates Mexican and Colombian DTOs generate, remove, and launder between $18 and $39 billion in wholesale drug proceeds annually.
    Consider this important fact, which serves to frame the discussion of drugs and the existing or potential nexus with other nefarious groups:  dealers and users in the U.S. do not care who supplies their drugs. It could be a cartel or al Qaeda; all that matters is the product, and getting it into the hands of the 35 million users in our country, most of whom will give their last dollar or possession to get high. Cocaine is leading drug threat in the U.S., followed by methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, pharmaceutical drugs, and MDMA (ecstasy). The DTOs have responded to the demand and with crackdowns at the border, they have moved inside the U.S. and now oversee the planting of marijuana fields in national parks in the U.S. Although surprising, the National Park Service (NPS) reports marijuana has been grown on our public lands for over 25 years. Furthermore, in 2010 and 2011, their internal reports documented the vast amount of marijuana eradicated on NPS land during the period. Between standing plants, or plants harvested and packaged for distribution at the time of interdiction, they estimated a total street value of over $405 million. Nearly all these cases of marijuana grown in national parks were identified as transnational organized crime related operations.[4]
    Tactic: Brutal Violence
    Protecting this vast drug enterprise is critical for the DTOs. In Mexico, the areas of operation for the cartels are called plazas. Pipelines are the supply corridors into, through and out of Mexico, safely passing through the plazas in which the cartels have the upper hand by bribing or intimidating officials and citizens. Some of these formerly vibrant areas have turned into ghost towns due to the persistent, escalating violence unleashed by the DTOs to maintain control of the plazas.
    DTO violence is like none ever.  The perpetrators have no respect for the rule of law, and employ no moral restraint, willfully (and exuberantly) killing innocent people every day. Kidnapping, rape, human trafficking, extortion, larceny, arson, and weapons offenses: nothing is off the table for DTOs in the name of making money, widening their sphere of influence and controlling plazas and pipelines. DTOs are transnational organizations; the U.S. National Drug Intelligence Center reports that not only are they operating in the U.S. and nineteen Latin American countries, but are also present in unexpected regions, such as Australia. This indicates their global reach, and ability to transport their products worldwide.
    Prior to December, 2006, DTO violence was sporadic and contained by the government. During the election that year, Mexican president Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa's stated his primary goals were to grow his country's economy by creating jobs and to reduce poverty. However, once in office in late 2006, President Calderon opened a strategic front against the DTOs, declaring "war" against the cartels. Interestingly, this action was not unilaterally supported by the citizens of the country, whose small towns benefit financially from the movement of drugs through the area. Also, as they feared, innocent civilians inadvertently ended up on the front lines of the battle. Mexican authorities reported 47,515 people killed in the violence between the start of President Calderon's offensive and December, 2011, or one every hour.
    According to Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, these numbers do not include the 5,000 kidnapped and missing citizens, suspected to have suffered brutal deaths at the hands of the cartels, with their bodies unceremoniously dumped in the desert.  
    The battle between cartels for control has led to the preponderance of these deaths, as Figure 2 below illustrates. Bombs regularly explode in front of police stations and at city halls.  Shootouts in the street happen daily, as thousands of videos taken by civilians and posted on the Internet attest. Innocent men, women and children caught in the crossfire are seen by DTOs as collateral damage, and are now the very targets of the rampant violence by groups sending "messages" to towns and each other. Many murders are premeditated and gruesome such as beheadings, death by gasoline-induced fire, dismemberment and acid baths. Politicians and policemen are often hung in effigy from bridges in major cities with signs threatening those who are battling the cartels to back off. In January 2010, 36-year-old Hugo Hernandez kidnapped in the state of Sonora by Sinaloa cartel members who carved his body into seven pieces, dropping them at separate locations. Finally, his face was sliced off and stitched to a football, which was the delivered with a warning to the Juárez cartel to Los Mochis city hall in Sinaloa.[5] Cartel violence often begets violence; a few days later, masked gunman attacked teenagers in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, children who were enjoying a combination birthday and high school soccer victory party: sixteen dead, fourteen wounded. The very same evening in Torreon, in the border state of Coahuila, gunman ambushed students in a college bar: ten dead, eleven wounded. In the case of the children and college student massacres, the shootings were simply meant to send a message to rival cartels, law enforcement and government leadership, with a byproduct of terrorizing the public.[6]
    Many of these activities are carried out by the "enforcement arms" of the cartels, which are paramilitary groups possessing the training knowledge and sophisticated equipment of small armies. Street gang spinoffs of the main organization will also accomplish some of this dirty work, so if they are apprehended by authorities, the main leadership of the cartel and its business activity remain unaffected.
    There is great debate about the actual scale of violence in Mexico as related to their population of 113 million, and the vast area of the country. Comparisons are regularly drawn to the U.S. murder rate, with pundits saying it is not as bad in Mexico as depicted by the press. However, this "rates per thousand" discussion is irrelevant considering the unique factors at play such as the large and powerful groups involved; the gruesome nature of the violence; the deliberate targeting of public officials; the undaunted confrontations with Mexican forces; the strong, deep leadership structure in the DTOs and their operational planning to achieve goals; and the persistence and willingness to escalate the bloodshed as required. There is no group or groups in the United States engaged in this type of activity against the State and fellow citizens. Comparisons between violence south and north of the border distract from the issue at hand and marginalize the danger to our country. If the murder statistics and the fact the Mexican Army is engaged in conflict with its own citizens isn't shocking enough, consider fifty-three percent of Mexicans believing the drug cartels are winning the ongoing battle.
    Goals: Money, Power, Control
    The primary goal of cartels is to gain power, territory and control so they can move drugs, money, guns and human cargo unopposed. They seek to create a void in leadership and rule of law in cities so they can step in and take control. Corruption of police, military and government leadership is a tool used to create instability, ruin the government's reputation with citizens and cause them to turn to others for protection. Instilling fear in the populace is a primary goal, compelling citizens to assist the DTOs, or at the very least, not resist their land grabs and activity in the community. Anything and anyone standing in the way of their progress is seen as a threat that must be eliminated. Conversely, anything and anyone helping attain their goals is an ally.

    [1] Mark Potter, "Mexican drug war 'alarming' U.S. officials,"

    [2] Armed Services Committee, Confirmation Hearing, May 12, 2009.
    [3] U.S. Department of Justice, "National Drug Threat Assessment," (National Drug Intelligence Center, 2011).
    [4] Robert R. Martin, "The National Park Service And Transnational Criminal Organizations- Is A Crisis Looming?" (American Military University, 2012).
    [5] Olga R. Rodriguez, "Mexico cartel stitches rival's face on soccer ball,"  2010.
    [6] William F. Jasper, "Escalating Chaos on Our Border," The New American 2010.
    "The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International Drug Cartels, Organized Crime, and Terror Groups," published Apr. 17, 2013 by CRC Press - 351 Pages; Author:Jennifer L. Hesterman, Retired Colonel, USAF; Senior Analyst, The MASY Groupe, Arlington, Virginia, USA


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  1. US soldiers accepting cash, drugs for Mexican drug cartel contract hits

    Sep 13, 2013 - Mexican drug cartels are recruiting American soldiers to act as clandestine hit men in the United States, paying them thousands of dollars to ...

U.S. soldiers accepting cash, drugs for Mexican drug cartel contract hits

Mexican drug syndicates have been offering cash to American military members to act as contract killers in murder-for-hire plots in the United States. Experts worry this line of work will only become more enticing for vets who struggle to find civilian jobs after serving in combat zones and wary military recruits look for gang connections to potentially use their skills unlawfully.

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PFC Michael Apodaca, shown in his El Paso booking photo, has been sentenced to life in prison 25 for assassinating an informant for the Juarez Cartel. Ruben Rodriguez Dorado, a U.S. informant and Juarez Cartel lieutenant, ordered the murder of another informant and gave the contract to Army PFC Michael Apodaca.


PFC Michael Apodaca (l.), shown in his El Paso booking photo, has been sentenced to life in prison for assassinating an informant for the Juarez Cartel. Ruben Rodriguez Dorado, a U.S. informant and Juarez Cartel lieutenant, ordered the murder of another informant and gave the contract to Army PFC Michael Apodaca.

Mexican drug cartels are recruiting American soldiers to act as clandestine hit men in the United States, paying them thousands of dollars to assassinate federal informants and organized crime rivals, law enforcement experts tell the Daily News.
The most recent — and blatant — example came this summer when 22-year-old Michael Apodaca, a former private first class at Fort Bliss in Texas, was sentenced to life in prison for executing Jose Daniel Gonzalez-Galeana, a member of the infamous Juarez Cartel in Mexico and a snitch for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
The Juarez Cartel paid Apodaca $5,000 to off the confidential informant outside his home in a quiet, upscale neighborhood in the border city of El Paso, Texas. The police chief lived just a few doors away.
Apodaca, who had served in Afghanistan, calmly testified earlier this year about the day in 2009 when he emptied eight rounds into Gonzalez-Galeana, then jumped into a get-away car driven by an accomplice.
"As I shot him, I was moving, then I ran out of rounds," Apodaca said on the witness stand. Then he recounted how he telephoned the cartel member who'd given him the contract killing and reported, "I did it." The private, who was on active duty at Fort Bliss at the time, then dismantled his handgun and threw its magazine out the window.
Last September, two military members stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire after accepting a contract hit from men they thought were operatives of the ultra-violent Los Zetas drug syndicate. They actually were undercover federal agents.
The soldiers volunteered they were skilled in "wet work" (a euphemism for covert assassinations) and not only would they kill for money, they also would provide military training and weapons — including grenades, assault rifles and body armor, according to a federal criminal complaint filed by the DEA in Laredo, Texas.
Federal officials have denied comment beyond the court filing. Repeated interview requests from the Daily News to ICE seeking comment on the Fort Bliss case went unanswered.
Law enforcement experts warn that such incidents may only increase as highly trained military members struggle to find civilian jobs after mass deployments to killing zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Where better to offer high-paying killing contracts than to low-paid soldiers trained to and out of work, they say.
Mexican drug cartels move billions of dollars of drugs into the U.S. and have begun hiring U.S. soldiers to kill on their behalf in deadly narcotics wars.


Mexican drug cartels move billions of dollars of drugs into the U.S. and have begun hiring U.S. soldiers to kill on their behalf in deadly narcotics wars.

"The cartels operate like corporations. They have the money to go out and hire the talent they need to get the job done," said Ricardo Ainslie, who has documented drug cartel violence and culture as an author and a filmmaker.
"They are very aware of how highly trained the U.S. military is and that the skills they've learned in the military don't readily translate to civilian life," Ainslie, who wrote "The Fight to Save Juarez: Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War," told the Daily News.
And the deadly Zetas are well versed in military operations. Its founders were members of the Mexican military's special forces division who deserted their elite combat units to reap illegal billions while operating with relative impunity in Mexico's Wild West drug trade.
Some also received U.S. military training at Fort Bragg, N.C., in counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics techniques during the 1990s.
It's impossible to quantify how pervasive cartel contract killing is among the American military — there are no statistics and the players, most notably confidential informants and their federal handlers, operate in an often surreal, secretive world with the blurred morality of a John le Carre novel.
That was most evident in the Fort Bliss case, where a U.S. confidential informant and Juarez Cartel lieutenant successfully ordered the assassination of another U.S. confidential informant working for the same cartel. The murder occurred while both snitches were reporting to the same ICE agent, according to court testimony.
PFC Apodaca, the triggerman, was hired in 2009 by ICE informant (and double agent) Ruben Rodriguez Dorado to kill Juarez Gonzalez-Galeana, after the latter had been outed as an ICE snitch. Ultimately, Dorado pleaded guilty to murder-for-hire charges and received a sentence of life in prison. Wheelman Christopher Duran got 20 years.
Their trials proved embarrassing for ICE, which initially refused to cooperate in the Texas criminal trials, frustrating both prosecutors and the judge. Ultimately, ICE agent Pete Loera, the handler for both informants, was allowed to give limited testimony. The agency knew there was a contract out on Gonzalez-Galeana, Loera said. But he did not know that Dorado had issued it, he testified.
The highly unusual case gave a rare glimpse into the cold-blooded workings of Mexican organized crime and a particularly blundering effort by U.S. agents to infiltrate it, experts said.
Mexican cartels, notorious for assassinating enemies and civilians, are soliciting American soldiers to do their kills in the U.S. The above photo shows some of 72 migrants mowed down by cartel members in 2010 in Tamaulipas state.


Mexican cartels, notorious for assassinating enemies and civilians, are soliciting American soldiers to do their kills in the U.S. The above photo shows some of 72 migrants mowed down by cartel members in 2010 in Tamaulipas state.

"Not only was (Apodaca) on active duty, but he whacked an ICE informant who lived on the same street the El Paso police chief did," said Fred Burton, vice president of intelligence for Stratfor, a global intelligence and security firm based in Texas.
"Running human assets on drug smuggling is one thing," said Burton, who also is the former deputy chief of the counterterrorism division of the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service. "But running human assets who are killing people is another."
El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen, who told local reporters he heard shots being fired that day while standing in his backyard, denied an interview request from The News.
Burton said there is extensive chatter among intelligence officials about military servicemen being recruited by Mexican cartels, often through gang connections, but there are no hard numbers.
"I've seen lots of security reports saying this is a trending issue," Burton told the Daily News. "But it's based on intelligence that we don't see and only hear about … This issue is really hard to pin down. The military struggles with this on many levels."
One key issue involves U.S. gang members who enter military service to gain weapons and battle experience, then return to gang life after mustering out. And gangs, increasingly, act as sub-contractors to Mexican drug cartels, providing muscle, weapons training and ferrying narcotics, human beings and illicit money across the border, according to federal drug agency reports.
After dealing with huge deployment numbers required by fighting in Iraq and in Afghanistan, military recruiters are now checking the backgrounds of enlistees for gang activity and looking for gang-related tattoos.
The most recent FBI statistics show that 53 gangs have been identified with members who have served in or are affiliated with the U.S. military. Those gangs include MS 13, Latin Kings, Crips, Bloods and Barrio Azteca, some of the most notorious and nefarious outlaw groups operating in the U.S. and Mexico.
Fort Bliss Army Base, located near the Mexican border, was home to PFC Michael Apodaca, who was hired as a hit man for the highly violent Juarez Cartel.


Fort Bliss Army Base, located near the Mexican border, was home to PFC Michael Apodaca, who was hired as a hit man for the highly violent Juarez Cartel.

Michael Lauderdale, a criminal justice professor at the University of Texas at Austin who also chairs the city's Public Safety Commission, said hiring service members as assassins is really a matter of tapping into a certain skill set. "Many of them have most certainly killed people and they certainly know how to do that."
That was apparently true of the Colorado soldiers who were willing to kill and transport drugs for the Los Zetas cartel, according to the federal criminal complaint filed in Laredo.
First Lt. Kevin Corley, who was on active duty at Fort Carson, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder following his 2012 arrest by federal agents in the Texas border town.
Corley, then 29, told undercover agents, in a series of meetings and phone calls, that he could provide military training for cartel members, put together a team of assassins and supply weapons stolen from his base.
He sold two AR-15 assault rifles to the agents he believed were Los Zetas cartel members in March 2012, and delivered five flack vests to prove his point. He also agreed to murder a rival cartel member and collect 20 kilograms of stolen cocaine, the complaint says.
In return, Corley asked for $50,000 and five kilograms of coke. His hit team included Sgt. Samuel Walker, 28, with whom he'd served in Afghanistan, his cousin, Jerome, and Army Reserves member Shavar Davis, 30.
Corley told the undercover agents he'd recently bought a Ka-Bar military fighting knife so he could carve a "Z" — the calling card of the Zetas — into the rival's chest. He also said he had a hatchet to dismember the body.
The heavily armed hit team was arrested after federal agents swarmed their car in March 2012 while they were on their way to the intended hit. Jerome Corley was shot to death in the take-down.
Walker was sentenced in June to 15 years in prison. Davis received a sentence of 10 years. Corley has yet to be sentenced. The target of the contract was an invention of federal agents.
"War is war," said author and documentarian Ainslie. "And somebody needs to do these (killing) operations. Afterwards, some lose their moral compass. They can't see where the line of necessary use of violence falls between good and bad."
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ABC News Suspect in LAX shooting apparently had suicidal thoughts before attack Fox News The man suspected of killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and injuring at least six people in Friday's shooting at Los Ange...

» Obama and Maliki discuss 'more active' al-Qaeda in Iraq - BBC News
02/11/13 08:52 from Top Stories - Google News
BBC News Obama and Maliki discuss 'more active' al-Qaeda in Iraq BBC News US President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki have discussed how to counter a "more active" al-Qaeda in the country. But follow...

» Bin Laden: US Businessman Seeks $25m Reward
02/11/13 08:47 from Sky News | World News | First For Breaking News
A gem dealer claims he gave the FBI details of the al Qaeda chief's secret compound in 2003 - eight years before he was killed.

» Russian Service, and With Please and Thank You
02/11/13 08:28 from NYT > International
Russian companies are carrying out elaborate training that is producing a new generation of service employees who are customer-oriented.

» Tiananmen Square Incident Planned Since September
02/11/13 08:16 from Voice of America
Chinese state media are releasing more details about what they call a "terrorist attack" Monday in Tiananmen Square, while dozens of arrests were reported in a subsequent crackdown on a mainly Muslim ethnic group. Chinese Central Televis...

» Navy Yard shooting: Senate hearing to explore security clearances - Fox News
31/10/13 11:05 from navy yard shooting - Google News
Navy Yard shooting : Senate hearing to explore security clearances Fox News Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation's security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees ...

» Navy Yard Shooting Prompts Hearing on Security Clearances - NBC4 Washington
31/10/13 10:58 from washington navy yard shooting - Google News
NBC4 Washington Navy Yard Shooting Prompts Hearing on Security Clearances NBC4 Washington Heavily armed police officers respond to a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Police believe there to be t...

» Senate Hearing to Explore Security Clearances - TIME
31/10/13 05:21 from aaron alexis - Google News
Washington Post Senate Hearing to Explore Security Clearances TIME It comes as officials investigate how Aaron Alexis , a 34-year-old defense contractor, was able to acquire and maintain a secret clearance despite a series of violent out...

» Senate hearing to explore security clearances in aftermath of deadly shooting ... - Washington Post
31/10/13 04:30 from navy yard shooting - Google News
Washington Post Senate hearing to explore security clearances in aftermath of deadly shooting ... Washington Post WASHINGTON — Federal officials who oversee the security clearance process for government employees were to face a Senate co...

» Government sues firm that handled Aaron Alexis' background check - Westmoreland County Times
31/10/13 03:33 from aaron alexis - Google News
Government sues firm that handled Aaron Alexis ' background check Westmoreland County Times The U.S. Justice Department is joining a lawsuit against the company that handled the background check of Aaron Alexis , the technology contr...

» Following Navy Yard shooting, Senator questions security procedures at other ... - KOAM-TV
29/10/13 14:15 from navy yard shooting - Google News
Following Navy Yard shooting , Senator questions security procedures at other ... KOAM-TV “When the Navy used this system, they put our national security and tax dollars at risk,” said McCaskill, a former State Auditor and Chairman of th...

» Texas Killing Spree: Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. Arrested For Arson, 5 ... - Huffington Post
29/10/13 06:27 from aaron alexis - Google News
Texas Killing Spree: Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. Arrested For Arson, 5 ... Huffington Post ... reservist Aaron Alexis , 34, allegedly opened fire shortly after 8 a.m. inside building 197 in the Washington Navy Yard, <a href="htt...

» Navy Yard Shooter Had Mind Control Group Contact -
26/10/13 21:18 from navy yard shooting - Google News
Navy Yard Shooter Had Mind Control Group Contact Some of those TIs telephoned FFCHS board members the day of the Navy Yard tragedy when the shooter was identified. In emails to Dupré, they say that they told FFCHS president ...


» West Point Hosts First Wedding Between 2 Men - ABC News
02/11/13 20:27 from Top Stories - Google News
Jersey Evening Post West Point Hosts First Wedding Between 2 Men ABC News Two West Point graduates were married Saturday in the military academy's first wedding between two men. Larry Choate III, class of 2009, married Daniel Lennox,...

» Pussy Riot: Tolonnikova 'out of sight' since prison move - BBC News
02/11/13 14:58 from Top Stories - Google News
AFP Pussy Riot: Tolonnikova 'out of sight' since prison move BBC News One of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot protest band has vanished from sight since she was moved to a new prison 10 days ago, reports from Russia say. The ...