Tag Archives: US President Barack Obama

THE 102 HOUR POLICE MANHUNT

April 28 2013 – For five indelible days, the unthinkable became routine in Boston. And no one felt that more than the police and agents mounting the largest manhunt in regional history and parsing its most complex crime scene. It … Continue reading

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ACTRESS ARRESTED – Sunday June 9 2013

– A former actress who told federal agents her husband sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has been charged with mailing threatening communications. Shannon Richardson, 35, of New Boston, Texas, first came to … Continue reading

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HACKERS PUT MARKET IN SPIN WITH TWEET ABOUT OBAMA ATTACK – Thursday April 25 2013

– Hackers backing Syria’s regime spooked US markets temporarily after they broke into the Associated Press’ Twitter account and falsely reported President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House. An alert on the agency’s AP … Continue reading

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US LOOKING INWARD

– Someone’s “friend, neighbour or co-worker” concealed bombs in two heavy, dark bags and placed them near the Boston Marathon finish line, authorities said, as early investigations turned to the possibility of a home-grown terrorist. The FBI-led probe of Monday’s … Continue reading

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DEATH BY REMOTE – Friday February 22 2013

– An estimated 4700 people, including civilians, have been killed in bombing raids conducted under America’s secretive drone war, a US senator has revealed. The toll from hundreds of drone-launched missile strikes against suspected al-Qaida militants in Pakistan, Yemen and … Continue reading

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US DRONE STRIKES A LAST RESORT – Saturday February 9 2013

– Barack Obama’s choice to head the CIA has defended US drone strikes against al-Qaeda militants as a last resort but acknowledged the government needed to explain  the covert raids better. John Brennan came under tough questioning at his confirmation … Continue reading

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BUNKERED DOWN WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA – Saturday February 9 2013

– John Brennan’s bunker is a soundproofed, windowless suite in the basement of the White House where, as one senator put it, Barack Obama’s counter-terrorism chief decides each day who he’s going to execute. Brennan – the priestly figure nominated … Continue reading

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US DRONE STRIKES DEFENDED – Thursday February 7 2013

– The White House has defended drone strikes against al-Qaeda suspects, including Americans, as legal, ethical and wise, and says they comply with US law and the constitution. The White House defended President Barack Obama’s power to wage drone war … Continue reading

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MORE SHOOTINGS KEEP GUN CONTROL ON US AGENDA – Tuesday February 5 2013

– It has been a bloody few days in America. There is no evidence that it has been any bloodier than usual, but some of the crimes committed have been unusual enough to have added even more fuel to the … Continue reading

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SECURITY CHIEF OUT – Sunday February 3 2013

– The head of the US Secret Service is retiring, less than a year after the elite agency was hit by a sex scandal. Mark Sullivan will retire on February 22nd. He has overseen 23 national security events, including President … Continue reading

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