DHS command center monitors websites that cover bird flu, cybercrime 11 Jan 2012
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DHS command center monitors websites that cover bird flu, cybercrime --The monitoring scheme also features a five-page list of websites the Department's command center expected to be monitoring. 11 Jan 2012 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, according to a government document. A "privacy compliance review" issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" which involves regular monitoring of "publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards." Among blogs and aggregators on the list are ABC News' investigative blog "The Blotter;" blogs that cover bird flu [LOL! Have at it, maggots]; several blogs related to news and activity along U.S. borders (DHS runs border and immigration agencies); blogs that cover drug trafficking and cybercrime; and websites that follow wildfires in Los Angeles and hurricanes. [Yes, I see dhs.gov, dia.mil, treas.gov, usdoj.gov, quantico.nmci.usmc.mil, etc., in the CLG logs frequently. (Dhs.gov and dia.mil are in the logs almost daily.) I hope you enjoy the CLG's treasure-trove of bird flu articles, as CLG has asserted for years that the US government, Baxter pharma-terrorists, etc., have been the busiest of little bees trying to get a bird flu pandemic party started. See, for example: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor By Lori Price 26 Apr 2009.]
Obama sending 5 US military officers with immunity from ICC to S. Sudan --Obama issued a memorandum Tuesday declaring that the U.S. officers could not be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court. Officers will be armed for 'personal protection.' 10 Jan 2012 President Barack Obama is sending five American military officers to South Sudan. The White House said the U.S. forces will join the United Nations mission in the capital of Juba and focus on strategic planning and operations. Obama issued a memorandum Tuesday declaring that the U.S. officers could not be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court during their deployment because South Sudan is not a party to the ICC. The first of the small group of U.S. forces is expected to depart for South Sudan later this week.
Two U.S. Aircraft Carriers Near Iran, With a Third On the Way 11 Jan 2012 The U.S.S. Carl Vinson has linked with the Navy's Fifth Fleet, and is somewhere in the northern Arabian Sea. It'll replace the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, which recently sailed out of the Strait of Hormuz. That means that during this latest period of [US/Israel-generated] tension with Iran, the U.S. military has two aircraft carrier battle groups in the region, the Vinson and the Stennis, neither of which is actually in the Arabian Gulf yet. And on her way is the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, the Navy confirms, which is sailing from the Pacific to join with the Stennis. But it's unclear how soon the Stennis will depart the region, as it's scheduled to do - meaning there could, however briefly, be three carrier groups near Iran.
Rick Santorum: Treat Iran nuclear scientists like 'enemy combatants' --Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum also asserted that it was acceptable to 'take people out' By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 11 Jan 2011 On Wednesday's 'On the Record' with Greta Van Susteren, Fox News, GOP presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, commented on the most recent [Israel-backed] assassinated Iranian nuclear scientist. Santorum said that Iranian nuclear scientists should be categorized as 'enemy combatants.' He further asserted that regarding these scientists, it was acceptable to 'take people out.'
Death toll rises to two in Tehran bomb attack on nuclear staff 11 Jan 2012 The death toll in Wednesday's bomb attack targeting an Iranian nuclear site staff in northern Tehran has risen to two, the official IRNA news agency reported. Local media reported earlier that Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, an Iranian national, was killed by a car bomb attack in northern Tehran on Wednesday morning. Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported that an assailant on a motorcycle stuck a bomb on the side of Ahmadi-Roshan's car, killing the man immediately and injuring two other people in the car. One of the wounded, who was the driver of the car, died in the hospital later Wednesday, according to IRNA.
Iran says Israel behind assassinating Iranian nuclear staff 11 Jan 2012 Iran's First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said Israeli agents were the perpetrators of Wednesday's assassination of an Iranian nuclear staff, the official IRNA news agency reported. "The enemies should know that they will not be able to stop Iran's scientific progress by such terrorist acts," Rahimi was quoted as saying. Iranian media reported earlier that Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, an Iranian national, was killed in a car bomb attack in Gol Nabi Street near the Ketabi square in northern Tehran on Wednesday morning.
Another nuclear scientist killed in Iran; Israel accused --Israel's military chief of staff is quoted as saying Tehran should expect more 'unnatural' events 11 Jan 2012 An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist in Tehran on Wednesday, and a city official blamed Israel for the attack, similar to previous attacks on nuclear scientists. Fars news agency described the explosion as a "terrorist attack" targeting Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, a graduate of the prestigious Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Fars said he had supervised a department at Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility.
Iran says Fordo uranium enrichment site runs under IAEA watch: TV 10 Jan 2012 Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said all of the country's nuclear activities, including those at Fordo enrichment site, are under the supervision of the UN nuclear watchdog, the local satellite Press TV reported on Tuesday. Since two years ago, the agency is continuously monitoring all the activities in Fordo, Soltanieh told Press TV on Monday. Soltanieh said that the Islamic Republic needs the 20-percent enriched uranium, to be produced in Fordo, for the production of nuclear fuel plates required at the Tehran Research Reactor for producing radioisotopes for cancer treatment.
OIC slams US breach of Iran airspace 12 Jan 2012 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has issued a statement to condemn the violation of the Iranian airspace by a US spy drone late last year. On December 4, the Iranian military's electronic warfare unit announced that Iran had downed with minimal damage the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth reconnaissance aircraft, while it was flying above Iran's northeastern city of Kashmar. Two days later, two US officials speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the drone has been part of a CIA reconnaissance mission, involving the United State's intelligence community stationed in Afghanistan.
US drone strike kills 4 in NW Pakistan 10 Jan 2012 At least four people have been killed in a US assassination drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials say. The attack occurred late on Tuesday night. ...Previously, Pakistan's military issued new directives and warned the Pentagon that it would shoot down drones if they violate Pakistani airspace. [Right, so what went wrong, guys?]
NORAD to Conduct Training Over National Capital Region --Fighter jets flying over Annapolis overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday 10 Jan 2012 The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be conducting a series of training flights to practice its rapid response capability, according to a release. The testing, known as exercise Falcon Virgo 12-04, is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and continue into the early morning. It is scheduled for the national capital region, which includes the Annapolis area. The exercise includes a series of training flights in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Coordination Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and NORAD's Continental United States Region (CONR) Western Air Defense Sectors, according to the release.
U.S agents HELPED Colombian drug lord launder millions of dollars 09 Jan 2012 U.S drug enforcement agents secretly helped a Colombian cocaine supplier launder millions of dollars in drug proceeds so they could infiltrate cartels working through the Mexico border, it has been revealed. An extradition order by the Mexico Foreign Ministry against Harold Mauricio Poveda-Ortega - known as 'The Rabbit' - revealed U.S. narcotics agents, Mexican law enforcement and an informant worked together for months in 2007. They carried out wire transfers for tens of thousands of dollars, smuggled millions in bulk cash and even escorted a shipment of cocaine through Ecuador, Dallas and finally Madrid.
Radiation-Tainted Japanese Car Parts Confiscated At Russia's Far Eastern Border 11 Jan 2012 Russian police have confiscated dozens of car parts imported from Japan after they were found to be radiation-tainted. The Far Eastern customs service in Vladivostok said in a press release on Wednesday that customs officers detected 34 'hot' automotive parts including chassis and engines in the first ten days of January alone. Russia has been maintaining strict vigil at its borders against import of automobiles from Japan since its Fukushima nuclear power station suffered a series of nuclear meltdowns as a result of an earthquake in March last.
2 Vermont utilities suing nuclear plant 10 Jan 2012 Vermont's two largest electric utilities are suing the state's lone nuclear plant, saying they were forced to buy more expensive replacement power when the Vermont Yankee reactor had to shut down twice for repairs to its cooling towers. "Entergy's failure to implement and exercise sound practices with respect to the maintenance, repair and improvements of the facility's cooling towers caused tower failures in August 2007 and July 2008," Green Mountain Power Corp. and Central Vermont Public Service Corp. said in a joint statement Tuesday.
Some Hudson Bay polar bears nearing starvation due to climate change: experts 10 Jan 2012 Experts say the slow formation of winter ice on Hudson Bay this year has pushed some of Canada's polar bears to the brink of starvation and forced them to scrounge for food near old garbage dumps. The bears weren't able to get onto the ice to hunt seals until late November this year, which observers say is becoming the norm. David Barber, one of the world's top Arctic researchers, said Hudson Bay polar bears have lost six weeks of hunting time on the ice due to climate change. "Those bears are all lining up along the coast line waiting for the ice to form," said Barber, who holds the Canada research chair in Arctic science at the University of Manitoba. "They're basically all starving. They are really at their limit biologically."
Conservative activists scramble to stop Mitt Romney 11 Jan 2012 A near-panic has taken hold among some core conservative activists, who are now scrambling to devise a strategy to deny [Karl Rove's] Mitt Romney the Republican presidential nomination. Many of these activists see South Carolina’s primary on Jan. 21 as their last best hope of stopping Romney by consolidating in a united front against him. The tension is exacerbated by the deep divisions between two key GOP wings: tea party groups yearning for a pure small-government conservative, and evangelical Christians who want a loyal social conservative.
Ron Paul: We're 'nibbling at' Romney's heels 10 Jan 2012 Riding high from his second-place finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, Texas Rep. Ron Paul proclaimed the evening a victory "for the cause of liberty" - and warned that he is "nibbling at" the heels of winner Mitt Romney. "Now, I called Governor Romney a short while ago, before he gave his talk, and congratulated him, because he certainly had a clear-cut victory. But we're nibbling at his heels," Paul told supporters. But, he added, "there was another victory tonight. He had a victory, but we have had a victory for the cause of liberty tonight."
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