A 25-year-old man is arrested after appearing to make an assassination attempt at a political conference in Bulgaria. A man jumped on stage and pointed a gun at the leader of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish party before security guards wrestled him to the ground during a televised conference. Ahmed Dogan, the long-time leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) escaped unscathed, and it was not immediately clear why the [...]
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.” Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes [...]
by Karl Gotthardt- Canadian Politics and Military Affairs Editor Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based wing, was killed in a joint CIA/Military Operation according to Administration officials, removing a “global terrorist” high on a U.S. wanted list. al-Awlaki was killed by drone strike while traveling in a convoy in Yemen. The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of al Awlaki, according to Administration [...]
Update: Ahmed Wali Karzai has died in the hospital after he was shot at his home, reportedly by his own body guard. Karzai has been described as being on the CIA payroll as well as involved in the opium trade. He often was a embarrassment to his President brother and problematic in U.S. Relations. The half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been wounded in an assassination attempt, reports say. [...]
DEVELOPING: A failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, U.S. sources tell Fox News, though that information has yet to be confirmed on the ground in Cairo.Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark an alarming turn in the uprising against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who only recently named Suleiman as vice president in an effort [...]
According to this news item from Afghanistan’s Outlook Afghanistan, the documents reveal that among other things, in 2008, retired Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, the former chief of Pakistan’s ISI, “plotted to kill President Karzai” with al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives, and that “an ISI officer, Colonel Muhammad Yousaf, directed Taliban leader Maulvi Ezatullah to supervise the assassination.” The article is packaged with an Al-Jazeera interview with Gul, in which he denies each and every charge against him.