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Algeria crisis: Hostage-takers 'taken alive' at gas plant
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Home Front: Politix
Assemblyman in jail, accused of threatening fellow lawmaker
A Democratic assemblyman is in jail, arrested for threatening Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick, according to North Las Vegas Police and Democratic sources familiar with the situation.

Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, of North Las Vegas made threats to harm a public official Saturday afternoon, police said in a news release Sunday morning. A source said he was arrested with a loaded gun after threatening to shoot Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick and witnesses who corroborated the allegation prompted police to begin searching for Brooks. About 5:30 p.m., Brooks was seen driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street, where he was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop.

Another Democratic source with knowledge of the situation said Brooks publicly threatened to harm Kirkpatrick because he was unhappy with the committee assignments given to him by Kirkpatrick. The 2013 Legislature begins Feb. 4.
Posted by: tipper || 01/20/2013 21:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

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McCain: U.S. Could be More Engaged in Ousting Assad
[An Nahar] Leading Republican Senator John Maverick McCain
... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution...
said on Saturday night that Washington could be doing more to back the "effort" of the Syrian people in ending the regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now...

Speaking at the beginning of a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, McCain recalled his visit to a refugee camp in Jordan earlier that day, "to see the suffering of the Syrian people up close".

"It's very moving to see thousands and thousands and thousands of people who had to leave their homes, their families, some maimed, because of the brutal dictatorship of Bashir al-Assad," the veteran senator said.

"All of us believe that Bashir al-Assad's departure is inevitable, but we are also very concerned about how long that process will take," said McCain who was heading a delegation of U.S. senators to the region.

"There are some of us who would like to see the United States more significantly engaged in assisting the people of Syria in that effort," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  McCain - the guy who called the Libyan Islamists his 'heros'

McCain - the guy who, after Morsi's 'my 'nurse hatred for Jews' remark was taken out of context' excuse, asked Obama to increase aid to Egypt
Posted by: lord garth || 01/20/2013 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Give it a rest, McCain. You have nothing to offer but publicity. It is sad.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/20/2013 2:44 Comments || Top||

#3  He's an excellent argument for term limits; has been for a number of years. We should be sending the Russians thank you notes on this one.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/20/2013 4:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Easy to talk tough about removing a guy we all agree is an odious thug. Tough part is what happens next.

A fair number of us, including me, were all for removing Saddam, and we thought we had it figured out how things would play after that. Didn't turn out like we thought. Removing Saddam was still a great idea, and there's any number of innocents in Iraq who are (or at least should be) grateful, but al-Maliki and his gang aren't what we bargained for.

If McCain has a plan that will keep the al-Qaeda surrogates out of a new Syrian government, I'm all ears.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/20/2013 14:45 Comments || Top||

#5  It's not clear to me what's wrong with those people shooting at each other instead of us.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 01/20/2013 15:04 Comments || Top||

#6  What NS said.
Posted by: Barbara || 01/20/2013 15:16 Comments || Top||

#7  airdrop ammo to both sides
Posted by: Frank G || 01/20/2013 15:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Mc Cain needs to be Un Elected.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 01/20/2013 16:53 Comments || Top||

#9  Ditto RJ. A psychiatric eval might be a valid place to begin. I think the ole boy has a few dangling issues.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/20/2013 17:13 Comments || Top||

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  Algeria crisis: Hostage-takers 'taken alive' at gas plant
Sat 2013-01-19
  Boko Haram leader Shekau shot, escapes to Mali
Fri 2013-01-18
  1,400 French soldiers in Mali for ground assaults: minister
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  41 snatched by AQIM in Algeria gas plant attack
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  France deploys armoured vehicles towards northern Mali
Tue 2013-01-15
  Pakistan paralysed after court demands PM arrest
Mon 2013-01-14
  Famed Tunisia Mausoleum Torched by Salafists
Sun 2013-01-13
  19 Killed in Failed French Raid to Free Somalia Hostage
Sat 2013-01-12
  French commandos attack al-Shabab base, explosions, gunfire heard
Fri 2013-01-11
  France confirms Mali intervention
Thu 2013-01-10
  Taliban suspects arrested over Karachi polio killings
Wed 2013-01-09
  Indonesia Foils Terror Plot on Tourist Spots
Tue 2013-01-08
  US drone attack kills four in North Waziristan
Mon 2013-01-07
  Syria Opposition Rejects Assad's Reconciliation Plan
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  Dronezap in South Wazoo send 18 TTP Jihadis to their rewards

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