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Bill Kristol calls for U.S. ground forces in Libya

The operation to create a no-fly zone in Libya has just begun, but already conservative Fox News pundit Bill Kristol is wishing the U.S. would send in ground troops “sooner rather than later.” U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday the “Odyssey Dawn” operation launched under a UN Security Council resolution…

Clinton, Sarkozy, Cameron meet to prepare response to Libya

PARIS (Reuters) – World leaders gathered in Paris on Saturday to discuss a coordinated military intervention in Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi defied the West with an advance into the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy met privately and then sat down with Arab leaders, an African…

‘Anonymous’ puts central banks on notice, demands Bernanke resign

Decentralized protest group “Anonymous” has encountered many foes in the past: Sarah Palin, PayPal, the Church of Scientology, MasterCard, the Westboro Baptists and even the governments of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, to name a few. But now, one of the group’s members has issued a call for perhaps their most…

Tea Party Nation claims to be under attack from ‘Anonymous’

The Tea Party Nation announced on its website Tuesday that its online forums had been attacked by the decentralized collective of hacktivists known as “Anonymous.” Judson Phillips, the founder of the Tea Party Nation, said the cyber attacks had been “mostly of the juvenile nature.” He claimed that members of…

Ivory Coast: Pro-Gbagbo Ivorian forces launch assault in Abidjan

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Security forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo launched a ground and airborne assault on Saturday to drive fighters backing his rival for the presidency out of a suburb of Abidjan, military officials said. The attack was the first time helicopters had been deployed in support of an operation in the…

Man held in Scotland over Stockholm bombing: police

LONDON — British police said Tuesday they had arrested a 30-year-old foreign national in Scotland in connection with a suicide bombing in Stockholm in December. The man was detained in a dawn raid in Glasgow on suspicion of “aiding terrorist activities” abroad, police said. Officers were also thought to be…

US arrests 678 gang members, many tied to Mexico cartels

WASHINGTON – A two-month operation by US authorities has led to the arrests of 678 gang members from 113 different gangs, including 13 linked to Mexican drug cartels, a top law enforcement official said Tuesday. The US Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) teamed up with 170…

Anonymous trains sights on Yemen after Egypt

WASHINGTON – The loose-knit group of online global hackers known as “Anonymous” has trained its sights on Yemen following cyber attacks on government websites in Tunisia and Egypt. The website of Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh, presidentsaleh.gov.ye, was inaccessible on Thursday following calls by Anonymous members for attacks on the…

Undercover operation reveals how gun buyers can legally avoid background checks

WASHINGTON – Arizona gun show dealers sold firearms to undercover cops who openly admitted they wouldn’t be able to pass a background check, according to a revealing operation conducted by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office. The report, obtained by the New York Times, detailed multiple instances where dealers…

Update: Mass FBI raids target pro-WikiLeaks ‘Operation Payback’

UPDATE: Following the arrest of five people in Britain in connection with the “Operation Payback” cyber-attacks in support of WikiLeaks, the FBI announced mass raids across the United States in connection with the case. “FBI agents today executed more than 40 search warrants throughout the United States as part of…

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