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  • casp321 casp321 Dec 29, 2011 7:08 PM Flag

    Wonder how much is a drone?

    US finalizes deal to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia
    By JULIE PACE | AP – 4 hrs ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — The sale of $30 billion worth of F-15SA fighter jets to Saudi Arabia has been finalized, boosting the military strength of a key U.S. ally in the Middle East to help counter Iran, the Obama administration announced Thursday.

    Under the agreement, the U.S. will send Saudi Arabia 84 new fighter jets and upgrades for 70 more. Production of the aircrafts, which will be manufactured by Boeing Co., will support 50,000 jobs and have a $3.5 billion annual economic impact in the U.S., the White House said.

    The sale is part of a larger U.S. effort to realign its defense policies in the Persian Gulf to keep Iran in check. The announcement came as U.S. officials weighed a fresh threat from Tehran, which warned this week it could disrupt traffic through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital Persian Gulf oil transport route, if Washington levies new sanctions targeting Iran's crude exports.


    http://news.yahoo.com/us-finalizes-deal-sell-f-15s-saudi-arabia-165059319.html

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    • Just wonder whay Obama's cIA/NSA had in the drone that they sent to Iranian secret agents fworking with them?

    • Once you do research on how they created group in Beirut and why they are talking about "leak" these days, then you would NOTICE those "crying-wolf" might be the one directly or INDIRECTLY involved in all of these SCAMs from 1979-1981, 1984-1985:

      Ghorbanifar, as ex-Savak under the Shah, was member of "Hostage-Rescue" mission crue under the command of Secord, represting Carter Government in 1980. He was "responsible" turning/keeping the Tehran-Soccor-Stadium's LIGHTs ON, during the Hostage "rescue" mission, to make it possible for helicopers to land-takeoff from Tehran-Stadium. Hakim was "responsible" providing "housing" for the "rescued" hostages until they could be taken out of Tehran/Iran.

    • Google: Obama Administration Increases Requests for Content Removal

      Monday, 18 Jun 2012 10:05 AM

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      U.S. authorities are leading the charge as governments around the world pepper Google (GOOG) with more demands to remove online content and turn over information about people using its Internet search engine, YouTube video site and other services.

      Google provided a glimpse at the onslaught of government requests in a summary posted on its website late Sunday. The breakdown covers the final six months of last year. It's the fifth time that Google has released a six-month snapshot of government requests since the company engaged in a high-profile battle over online censorship with China's communist leadership in 2010.

      The country-by-country capsule illustrates the pressure Google faces as it tries to obey the disparate laws in various countries while trying to uphold its commitment to free expression and protect the sanctity its more than 1 billion users' personal information.

      Governments zero in on Google because its services have become staples of our digital-driven lives. Besides running the Internet's most dominant search engine, Google owns the most watched video site in YouTube, operates widely used blogging and email services and distributes Android, the top operating system on mobile phones. During the past year, Google has focused on expanding Plus, a social networking service, that boasts more than 170 million users.

      Many of the requests are legitimate attempts to enforce laws governing hot-button issues ranging from personal privacy to hate speech.

      But Google says it increasingly fields requests from government agencies trying to use their power to suppress political opinions and other material they don't like.

      "It's alarming not only because free expression is at risk, but because some of these requests come from countries you might not suspect -- Western democracies not typically associated with censorship," Dorothy Chou, Google's senior policy analyst, wrote in a Sunday blog post.

      That comment may have been aimed at the U.S., where police prosecutors, courts and other government agencies submitted 187 requests to remove content from July through December last year, more than doubling from 92 requests from January through June.

      Only Brazil's government agencies submitted more content removal requests with a total of 194 during the final half of last year. But that figure was down from 224 requests in Brazil during the first half of the year.

      Brazil's requests covered a more narrow range of content than the U.S. demands. The submissions from Brazil covered 554 different pieces of content while the U.S. requests sought to censor nearly 6,200 items.

      One U.S. request from a local law enforcement agency asked Google to remove 1,400 YouTube videos for alleged harassment. Without identifying the requesting agency or the targeted videos, Google said it rejected the demand.

      Google wound up at least partially complying with 42 percent of the content removal requests in the U.S. and 54 percent in the Brazil.

      newsmax.com

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      • Agencies serving both sides are ALSO MOBILIZING their penny picker to flip the Page that can NOT be displayed even if one use Yahoo's own tool to check the record or TIMESTAMMPED Messages. Why they do NOT ask to remove instead of delaying BECAUSE there are too MANY truth in the links provided here that none of them can deny their existence or call all "misinformation". They spend BILLIONs of dollars for just SPREADING BS ...

    • "The secrets, revealed in media stories"???? It Was NOT "secret" but just POLITICs as usual: One say "will attack Iran" another "attack" differently. All BS and just pure politics as November for electing USA president gets any closer you'll MORE of Iran "attack" BS.

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      Re: Wonder how much is a drone? 7-Jun-12 06:04 am

      Ghorbanifar, as ex-Savak under the Shah, was member of "Hostage-Rescue" mission crue under the command of Secord, represting Carter Government in 1980. He was "responsible" turning/keeping the Tehran-Soccor-Stadium's LIGHTs ON, during the Hostage "rescue" mission, to make it possible for helicopers to land-takeoff from Tehran-Stadium. Hakim was "responsible" providing "housing" for the "rescued" hostages until they could be taken out of Tehran/Iran. Now COLLASPE the hostage TIME-DATE taking place in 1984-1985 in Beirut with the one in Iran in 1979-1981, and bring all involved in these two in different place at different time under the SAME CIRCLE and let them run in the CIRCLE. What would you get it all ending at the same "spot" of the "circle" that they started from after turning 360 degrees. You can repeat it as many time you wish. All in one circle, Kangarlu, Shackley, Ghorbanifar, Secord, Hakim, Poindexter, MacFarlane, then ask this question: "How could Poindexter and Nort NOT know Ghorbanifar and Secord activities and RELATION long before 1984-1985?" How is it possible for Ghorbanifar blame all Beirut "activities" to Kangarlu from INSIDE Iran to keep the rest OUSIDE clean: This is what called FRIENDs as "enemies" they are PAINTING for the world. So what today "cyber" are for? You be the judge but you also would need many DIGGIN the internet to see it sound DIFFERENT CIRCLE at different TIME with RECENT technologies. No one needs to traval, as North and Mackfarne had done more than once to Iran, to play their game again. It's cyber they call???



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      Key senator calls for special counsel for leaks probe
      Reuters – 7 hrs ago

      Senator Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's appointment on June 8 of two federal prosecutors to investigate the suspected leaks did not go far enough.

      "We need a special counsel because a special counsel avoids any appearance of conflict of interest," Lieberman said on "Fox News Sunday."

      "Special counsels - independent counsels before them - were created for situations exactly like this where people might reach a conclusion that investigators, U.S. attorneys even, working for the attorney general - who was appointed by the president - cannot independently and without bias investigate high officials of their own government."



      The secrets, revealed in media stories, have included reports on U.S. cyber warfare against Iran,

      http://news.yahoo.com/key-senator-calls-special-counsel-leaks-probe-162814599.html

    • Re: Wonder how much is a drone? 13-Jun-12 08:21 am

      After Bush/Reagan became USA President in 1981, Ghotbzadeh, a CIA agent supporting Carter Admin, lost his "head" in 1982, by being EXECUTED under the name of "seaking" USA "help" to overthrow Iranian Government? How could it be possible for Ghotbzadeh to seek Reagan/Bush help when he was one of those EXPOSING their "secret" hostage deals in 1980?

    • After Bush/Reagan became USA President in 1981, Ghotbzadeh, a CIA agent supporting Carter Admin, lost his "head" in 1982, by being EXECUTED under the name of "seaking" USA "help" to overthrow Iranian Government? How could it be possible for Ghotbzadeh to seek Reagan/Bush help when he was one of those EXPOSING their "secret" hostage deals in 1980?


      http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Business_%26_Finance/Investments/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_G/threadview?bn=25263&tid=1417706&mid=1427754

    • Ghorbanifar, as ex-Savak under the Shah, was member of "Hostage-Rescue" mission crue under the command of Secord, represting Carter Government in 1980. He was "responsible" turning/keeping the Tehran-Soccor-Stadium's LIGHTs ON, during the Hostage "rescue" mission, to make it possible for helicopers to land-takeoff from Tehran-Stadium. Hakim was "responsible" providing "housing" for the "rescued" hostages until they could be taken out of Tehran/Iran. [info gathered by casp321 from non-english articles]

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      "According to Bani-Sadr, his reports show that the meetings took polace, and were attended by Reagan-Bush representatives, Iranians loyal to Behesthi and Rafsanjani, and arms merchants like Cyrus Hashemi, Manucher Ghorbanifar, and Albert Hakim."

      http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_G/threadview?m=tm&bn=25263&tid=1419843&mid=1439574&tof=1&rt=1&frt=1&off=1


      'October Surprise'

      Election Campaign 1980 - The Republican Covert Arms Deal With The Iranians

      According to the account furnished by Richard Brenneke, there was a meeting at the Hotel Raphael in Paris at about noon on October 19, attended by George Bush, William Casey, Don Gregg, Manucher Gorbanifar and two unnamed Iranian officials..... According to Bani-Sadr, his reports show that the meetings took polace, and were attended by Reagan-Bush representatives, Iranians loyal to Behesthi and Rafsanjani, and arms merchants like Cyrus Hashemi, Manucher Ghorbanifar, and Albert Hakim.

      http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Business_%26_Finance/Investments/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_G/threadview?bn=25263&tid=1415794&mid=1418555

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