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June 24, 2011—Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government

June 24, 2011

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Breaking news from the multi-partisan activist group established to expose and resist U.S. imperialism, corpora-terrorism, and the New World Order.

By arrangement with LegitGov.org.

House rebukes Obama over Libya

June 24, 2011—The U.S. House rebuked President Obama over Libya policy today, voting down a resolution that would granted him authority for the military operation against Moammar Gadhafi. Members are now considering a resolution that would cut off some funds for the military operation, in protest of Obama’s refusal to seek congressional approval for the action. “The president has ignored the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution, but he cannot ignore a lack of funding,” said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Hypocrite-Fla., sponsor of the resolution.

Lulzsec releases Arizona police files

June 24, 2011—Lulzsec has released a slew of confidential documents it lifted right out from under the nose of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, fulfilling its promise to leak secret government information. The group issued its “Chinga La Migra bulletin” in a release on its web site. The bulletin is a massive document detailing a huge number of files. The document, which is available as a torrent download, contains “private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords,” according to the bulletin. “We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 (Arizona Senate Bill 1070, an anti-immigration law) and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona,” Lulzsec wrote.

U.S. Senate investigates claim CIA tried to smear U-M prof

June 24, 2011—The Senate Intelligence Committee is reviewing whether the CIA and the Bush White House may have tried to smear Juan Cole, a University of Michigan professor who writes a popular blog on Middle Eastern issues. “Depending on what we find, we may take further action,” U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who heads the committee, said in a statement. Cole had been critical, at times, of the Bush administration’s handling of the Iraq war. A former CIA official, Glenn Carle, said that under former President [sic] George W. Bush, the White House ordered the CIA to dig up negative information about Cole’s personal life in order to discredit his views.

Huge quake triggers tsunami alert in Alaskan islands

June 24, 2011—A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Alaska’s Aleutian Islands late Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent people heading for high ground before the alert was canceled. The earthquake struck 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of the seafood port of Dutch Harbor, home to some 4,400 people. The temblor struck at 7:10 pm local time (0300 GMT Friday), triggering a tsunami warning from the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WCATWC).

Environment Ministry sets radiation limit for swimming areas

June 24, 2011—The Environment Ministry has set radiation limits for swimming areas in seas, lakes and rivers across the country in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, a ministry guideline showed Thursday. In the guideline submitted to the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, the ministry said it would allow people to swim in areas where water contains 50 becquerels or less of radioactive cesium per liter and 30 becquerels or less of radioactive iodine.

Tsunami warning for Alaska after 7.4 quake

June 24, 2011—The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.4 earthquake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says a tsunami warning has been posted for certain coastal areas of Alaska. That warning covers an area from 80 miles northeast of Dutch Harbor to about 125 miles west of Adak. The quake struck Thursday evening. [HAARP is a busy little bee!]

FBI agents fly in to investigate “hacker”

—Cleary arrested Monday as part of investigation into LulzSec, a group which admits responsibility for hacking attempts on Soca, the U.S. Senate and the CIA

June 24, 2011—FBI agents investigating a teenager accused of a hacking attack against the Serious Organised Crime Agency have flown to Britain, in a sign that a move to extradite him could be underway. Ryan Cleary, from Wickford, Essex, was remanded in custody yesterday. He did not enter any plea to five offences under the Criminal Law and Computer Misuse Act at City of Westminster magistrates’ court.

40 killed as 4 blasts rock Baghdad

June 24, 2011—Four explosions in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, two of them at a popular market, have killed at least 40 people and wounded another 100. “Explosives loaded in three shopping carts killed 21 people and wounded 107 at the Shurt al-Raba market,” AFP quoted an interior ministry official as saying on Thursday. Moreover, one of the bombs reportedly targeted a Shia mosque near the market. The official added that the attack happened at 6:45 p.m. (15:45 GMT) when the area was crowded with shoppers.

Copyright 2011 Citizens For Legitimate Government

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This link roundup originally appeared at LegitGov.org.

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