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Afghan presidential candidate's aides shot dead

Kabul - Gunmen shot dead two aides of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on the eve of the official election campaign Saturday, officials said, highlighting the security threat surrounding the April poll.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: U.S. spies calling for Snowden’s death

Washington - Members of the U.S. intelligence community were quoted this week wishing death on Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the domestic spying program operated by the agency.
In the Media by Justin King - 9 comments

Op-Ed: 50 years, on, who killed JFK and why?

Dallas - At the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of JFK few people question his "greatness" but would his legacy have stood the test of time had he served one or two full terms in office? That question plus who killed him and why remain elusive.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 11 comments

Chief of Iran's cyber warfare program found shot dead near Tehran

Tehran - Mojtaba Ahmadi, the chief of the Cyber War Headquarters in Iran, was found shot-dead. dead in a wooded area near of Karaj, north-west of Iran's capital, Tehran. It is not clear if this was an assassination.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 7 comments

Syrian PM Wael al-Halqi survives assassination in Damascus

Damascus - Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi survived an assassination attempt in Damascus this morning in which at least six people were killed by a bomb aimed at Wael al-Halki's convoy in the capital's Mezze district.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

This week in history: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

April 4th of this year marks the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Dr. King Jr. was a civil rights leader credited for bringing attention to injustices against African-Americans.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why Rand Paul was not being 'ridiculous' about drones, Mr. McCain

Americans responded overwhelmingly to the first major push-back by a US senator against the gradual overturn of the Bill of Rights since 9/11. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was joined by Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, in an historic filibuster.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 7 comments

Op-Ed: R.I.P. Hugo Chavez — World warns Washington 'Hands off Venezuela'

As fears mount that Washington may try to overturn democracy in Venezuela, people around the world mourn the passing of Hugo Chavez. Everywhere the message rings out: Hands off Venezuela.
In the Media by Ruth Hull - 11 comments

All out war feared: Russian mafia boss killed by sniper

Moscow - The volatile Russian mafia is heading towards a possible all out war, following the death of "Grandpa Hassan" in broad daylight in the middle of Moscow.
In the Media by Eric Morales

Car bomb explodes in central Tel Aviv, Israel (updated)

Tel Aviv - According to an Al Arabiya correspondent, a car bomb has exploded in central Tel Aviv, near the Israeli Defense Ministry.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Florida officer quits after making Obama assassination comments

Jacksonville - A Florida detective found himself being interrogated after fellow officers alleged he made theats to kill President Obama.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

Discovery's Curiosity explores 'Brainwashed to Assassinate'

The Sunday edition of Discovery Network's Curiosity series airing 28/10/12 explores the dark realm of the mind when hypnotist Tom Silver endeavors to brainwash subjects using hypnotism. Can they be programmed to kill?
In the Media by Richard Mccallum

Rep. Kelly Keisling emailed Obama false flag assassination rumor

Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) of the Tennessee state legislature, forwarded an email to constituents Tuesday about a rumor making the rounds in anti-Obama circles that Obama has a plan to stop the 2012 election by faking an assassination attempt.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Brother of Rabin assassin shows no remorse on Facebook

The brother of the man who shot Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 has gone on Facebook, bragging that the pair had planned the killing for two years.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Words used by DHS to target citizens

The Dept. of Homeland Security was the focus of a Freedom of Information Act request; the yield was a list of words used to troll the internet for the "bad guys", and folks discussing clouds in the sky, exercisers, or even those who discuss tornadoes.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Barack Obama needs thick skin dealing with verbal assaults

The recent rant by Ted Nugent against US President Barack Obama has caused waves, but those who aspire to the highest office must necessarily have thick skins.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Putin's Future Assassination Attempt Very Likely

Vladimir Putin may experience assassination for his participation in KGB style drama to become Russia’s President for the second time. Russian opposition forces could facilitate the demise of Putin because of his past KGB operations against them.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 2 comments

U.S. can't locate MANPAD missiles missing in Libya

Washington - Amid assurances from the Obama administration over Libya’s cache of some 20,000 shoulder-fired missiles being mostly secured, worries mount over a possibility the weapons were looted, lost in the maze of a destabilized Middle East and North Africa.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 10 comments

Nuclear scientist blown up in Iran by car bomb, Israel blamed

Iranian news reports that a university professor and nuclear scientist, Ahmadi Roshan, 32, is the victim of a car bomb. Tehran officials point the finger at Israel for the bombing.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 81 comments

Man charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama

Pittsburgh - An Idaho Falls man is under arrest, accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House, cracking a window. Prosecutors reveal that he has called Obama “the devil” and the "anti-Christ" also saying he needed to kill the President.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 1 comment

ABC News reporter presses White House on Al-Awlaki assassination

In the aftermath of the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was pressed by ABC News' Jake Tapper to explain the legality behind the assassination of an American citizen.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 12 comments

Op-Ed: The Psychology of Spree Shooters

When the spree shooter seeks to explain to himself why he is so angry constantly, he blames it upon his ultimate victims and their behavior or idiosyncrasies, much like what the Norway shooter did.
In the Media by Sam Vaknin

A cat has nine lives: Bin Laden believed dead nine times

While the western world celebrates the assassination of Osama bin Laden, many have forgotten that this is the ninth time since 2001 that a head of state or high ranking government official has pronounced him dead.
In the Media by Andre C James - 47 comments

JFK sought documents on UFOs 10 days before his assassination

Adding new speculation to the assassination of President John F Kennedy, two documents revealed by an author researching the JFK presidency show Kennedy's interests in gaining access to UFO information.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 18 comments

Taliban claims responsibility for Pakistan Minister killing

On Wednesday the murder of Pakistan's Minister of Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti was denounced by President Asif Ali Zardari. The Christian leader's death is said to be caused by his stance on the nation's blasphemy law.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Kabila survives attempt on life in 'rape capital of the world'

Kinshasa - Six gunmen have been killed and seven arrested in an attack on the residence of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila tonight.
In the Media by Joseph E Lovell

Op-Ed: US-Iran rivalry a geopolitical paradox

The animosity between Washington and Tehran has reached a crescendo with assassinations, cyber attacks and rhetoric. Evidence shows the rivalry has become regional as US power wanes and Iran approaches nuclearisation.
In the Media by Bradley Axmith

Indictment filed by Hariri tribunal prosecutor

The Hague - The U.N-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced Monday that its prosecutor had issued confidential indictments in the 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri.
In the Media by Tar De Moutonnoir - 3 comments

Tucson shooter had personal grievance with Giffords

Jared Lee Loughner was many things - from a 'left-wing pothead' to a mentally-unstable Army reject - but his violent actions were not politically inspired, new reports found.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Iranian officials outraged over killing of nuclear scientist

After unknown assailants on motorcycles attached bombs to the cars to two prominent Iranian nuclear scientists - killing one - Iran's leadership expressed outrage on Tuesday.
In the Media by Michael Krebs
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John F. Kennedy motorcade  Dallas  Texas  Nov. 22  1963. Partially restored version of original file...
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John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963. Partially restored version of original file with some artifacts removed.

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