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Archive | May, 2011

Riot in Qalandiya; Nakba Day Riots; 1 Killed, 80 Injured

On Sunday May 15, 2011 about 50 to 100 rioters hurled rocks and firebombs at Israeli forces at the security fence near the Arab villages of Bil’in and Nil’in, located near the city of Modi’in between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Hundreds of Arab protestors rioted throughout Israel during the past three days in “Nakba Day” […]

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VIDEO: Government Crackdown in Syria; Tanks in Homs

More amateur video emerged from Syria on Tuesday, showing the aftermath of the crackdown on anti-government protests across the country and in DEIR EL-ZOR. Video believed to have been taken on Monday showed government tanks in the town of Homs in Western Syria. Video also shows a man being carried to an ambulance with possible […]

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Raw Video: Syrian Protesters Topple Statue of Bassel al-Assad on Horse in Deir El-Zour, Syria

Protesters in the Syrian city of Deir El-Zour toppled a golden statue of the brother of President Bashar Al Assad on Sunday, as anti-government activists continued a nationwide uprising. Basil al-Assad was groomed to fill the role of President by his father. He was chief of presidential security while running a highly publicized anti-corruption campaign […]

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John Yoo

John Choon Yoo is an American attorney, law professor, and author who graduated from Harvard University and Yale Law School. As a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General (2001-2003), in the United States Department of Justice during the George W. Bush administration, he became known as the author of the Torture Memos on the use of […]

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Fog of War? Conflicting Information Surrounds Osama Bin Laden’s Death

While John Brennan, Assistant to President for Homeland Security said in a press conference Monday following Osama bin Laden’s death, that the operation prepared for all contingencies — acquiring Osama bin Laden dead or alive, and that there was preparation for the surrender option — then CIA Director Leon Panetta stated, “To be frank, I […]

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“Impressive Amount” of Intelligence Material Obtained from Bin Laden Hideout in Abbottabad

According to CIA Chief Leon Panetta, the U.S. collected an “impressive amount” of material from Osama bin Laden’s compound, including computers and other electronics, The CIA has set up a task force to act on the fresh intelligence. On Tuesday, Panetta assembled a group of 15 aides to assess the credibility of the intelligence that […]

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“Geronimo-E KIA” Confirmation in the White House Situation Room that Usama Bin Laden Was Dead

Faces of apprehension in the White House Situation Room during the operation to capture or kill Osama bin Laden near Abbottabad, Pakistan. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the […]

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Osama Bin Laden Hideout Compound Near Abbottabad, Pakistan on Google Map

View Larger Map Satellite image of apparent location of hideout compound of Osama bin Laden (aka Usama bin Laden) near Kakul Road showing incomplete construction of compound shown directly below.

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How Did They Kill Usama Bin Laden?

First images of the compound where Usama Bin Laden was staying.

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Usama bin Laden Reported Killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Osama bin Laden, accused of leading the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil on September 11, 2001, has been reported killed. The United States has possession of the body. President Barack Obama began speaking about the news from the White House at 11:36 p.m. CDT.

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