The Cuban government is an oppressive regime known for its human rights violations. In late last year, sixteen American diplomats based at Havana’s U.S. Embassy, appear to have suffered traumatic brain injury caused by a subsonic attack. President Trump has gone on the record accusing the Cubans of responsibility for the attacks. But this is not the first time it has experimented on Americans.
As a former Marine, Mike Benge believes that there were seventeen Americans held in the Villa Marista prison and confirms that there were Cubans who tortured American POWs in Vietnam. In 1968, he worked for the Agency for International Development, serving as a civilian economic and community development advisor.
The Hague is too busy to hunt ISIS butchers on the run. Instead it is investigating Afghanistan, including the US Armed Forces and the CIA.
Instead of hunting ISIS leaders fleeing in Syria and Iraq to orchestrate a Nuremberg style trial of the Islamic butchers, the Criminal Court in The Hague is investigating US forces alongside the Taliban.
The Public Prosecutor of the Court, Fatou Bensouda, has just started an investigation of Afghanistan. US military personnel, along with the Taliban, could be put on trial for committing “crimes against humanity.” This is the first time since 9/11.
Under investigation at The Hague are the Taliban of the Haqqani network, the Afghan security forces, the US Armed Forces and the CIA. The latter will also be held liable for acts committed in secret detention centers located in Lithuania, Poland and Romania, as well as in Afghanistan.
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The United States has called on Pakistan to arrest and charge an Islamist cleric accused of masterminding the 2008 attacks on India’s financial capital.
Pakistani authorities acting on a court order Friday freed Hafiz Saeed from nearly 11 months of house arrest in the eastern city of Lahore. The detention had stemmed from the terrorism allegations against the firebrand cleric.
Washington has been offering a $10 million reward since 2012 for information leading to Saeed’s arrest and conviction.
Police in Maryland have charged an El Salvadorean gang member with murder after a man was lured to a park on the outskirts of Washington DC, stabbed 100 times and decapitated before having his heart cut out.
Miguel Lopez-Abrego, 19, was arrested earlier this month and charged with murder, documents revealed on Wednesday.
The legal team of former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly no longer sharing information with attorneys for President Trump, a move that commonly happens when an investigation target starts cooperating with prosecutors.
In its report Thursday, The New York Times cited “four people involved in the case” as saying that Mr. Flynn’s attorneys had “notified the president’s legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss” the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller.
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President Donald Trump’s 2017 Thanksgiving Proclamation
On November 18, clerics and congregants from Islam’s Deobandi movement met in Alexandria, Virginia to denounce and threaten Ahmadiyya Muslims, a peaceful and much-persecuted Islamic group.
The conference, which was livestreamed, featured Pakistani, American and Canadian clerics from the Deobandi sect, an Islamic movement first established in South Asia. An American Deobandi imam from the Noor Mosque in Springfield, Virginia told the conference that Ahmadis had conspired to stop Muslims from “fighting Jihad and committing bloodshed.” For most audiences, this would be an endorsement. But not at this conference.
Shannon Smith – has that “too crazy to date” look
A Detroit-area doctor charged with mutilating the genitals of young girls in violation of federal law walked out of jail Tuesday a free woman as her lawyer was able to arrange the largest unsecured-bond in the jurisdiction’s history.
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, a member of a Shia Muslim sect that practices a form of female genital cutting, posted a $4.5 million unsecured bond after some 15 friends and family members put their homes and other assets on the line. If she flees, they lose their property.
Most of those who pledged their assets are believed to be fellow members of the Dawoodi Bohra, a Western India-based sect within the Ishmaelite community of Shia Muslims.
Here in the Washington D.C. area, polite society has reached judgment on the allegations against Roy Moore, and moved on. Mitch McConnell, a political enemy of Moore, rendered the verdict. “I believe the women,” he said. He didn’t tell us what facts he had reviewed or why he believed all of them.
Ivanka Trump, who has a brand to protect, concurred, declaring:
There is a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I’ve yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.
Doug Jones, Moore’s opponent in the Alabama Senate race, has converted this pronouncement into an effective political ad. The president’s daughter may help the Democrats pick up this seat.
A row over political correctness erupted as the The Girl Scouts of America warned parents not to encourage their daughters to hug relatives who give them presents at Christmas.
The organisation suggested that, if young girls were told to hug aunts and uncles, they might later in life feel they “owed” physical affection to someone who bought them dinner.
One expert accused the group, which has 1.8 million members, of risking “a mass hysteria about physical contact with loved ones”.
The Girl Scouts’ advice to parents was titled “Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays”.
Americans have been buried in the last six weeks by a blizzard of reports of sexual harassment, assault, misconduct and malfeasance from our politicians, journalists and Hollywood glitterati. In the last week alone, we’ve seen a picture of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., during his pre-senatorial days placing his hands over a sleeping woman’s breasts; the suspension of New York Times journalist Glenn Thrush for allegedly harassing young female journalists; and eight women telling the Washington Post that fabled television host Charlie Rose had made unwanted sexual advances ranging from groping to lewd phone calls. That follows on the heels of allegations of child molestation against Alabama Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore, confirmed accusations of unwanted exposure from comedian Louis C.K. and allegations of sexual assault against Russell Simmons. Every day, it seems, a new member of the cultural aristocracy comes tumbling down.
What’s behind all of it? Why did it take so long for this avalanche to start? And what does it tell us about the culture we’ve built?
The court’s top prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda
For the first time since it began operating in 2002, the International Criminal Court has put the U.S. in its sights. On Nov. 3, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda initiated an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since mid-2003. This raises the alarming possibility that the court will seek to assert jurisdiction over American citizens.
On 5 October, Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse and the dam broke.
Since then, dozens of well-known Americans have been accused of sexual misconduct of some kind. This isn’t drip-drip. It’s a flood.
The list includes film stars such as Kevin Spacey, politicians such as Roy Moore, and journalists such as Mark Halperin.
The deluge of allegations swelled this week, engulfing big media names.
While people in other countries have also been accused, the majority of cases are American.
It is no surprise that students at Stanford University disrupted best-selling author Robert Spencer’s lecture on November 14. Given the lead-up to his talk — “Jihad and the Dangers of Radical Islam: An Honest Discussion” — the scenario was scripted in advance, with the encouragement and support of the school’s administration.
As soon as the Stanford College Republicans invited Spencer, founder of the website Jihad Watch, to speak on campus — as part of the Fred. R. Allen Freedom Lecture Series, sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation — a concerted campaign was launched to prevent him from being allowed to set foot on the premises.
Brooklyn College is directing NYPD officers to use the dilapidated restrooms away from the main part of campus in order to keep them away from students who are triggered by the sight of cops, the New York Post reported.
This comes as students at the college are circulating a petition to keep cops off campus entirely.