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June 10, 2011—Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government

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Anti-government protest blocked in Iraq

[I’m so glad Operation Iraqi Freedom has worked so well!] June 10, 2011—An anti-government protest scheduled for Friday in Iraq’s capital was quashed after several participants reported being beaten with sticks and clubs to make way for a counter-demonstration. Several hundred anti-government demonstrators attempted to hold their protest in a different part of Tahrir Square. But within minutes, they said, groups of men [U.S.-backed thugs] carrying sticks and clubs demanded that they leave.

Texas County Sheriff’s Office Issues Domestic Terrorism Warning

—Law Enforcement Agency Concerned Radical Anti-Government Groups May Be Moving Into Area

June 9, 2011—The Bandera County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Thursday to citizens about an anti-government movement known for acts of domestic terrorism. The law enforcement agency said followers of The Sovereign Citizens Movement have been known to carry out violent acts, including killing law enforcement officers and other public servants. The sheriff’s office told KSAT-12 News the warning was prompted by the recent shooting death of Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Kenneth Vann. “We have domestic terrorism right at our doorstep,” said Capt. Charlie Hicks of the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office.

Libya state TV says NATO helicopter shot down

June 10, 2011—Libyan forces shot down a NATO helicopter in the sea off the coast of the town of Zlitan on Friday, Libyan state television said. It quoted a military spokesman as saying it was the third aircraft to be shot down by Libyan forces since NATO began air strikes on Libya in March.

Suicide Bomber Kills 4 Afghan Police Officers

June 11, 2011—Four Afghan police officers were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber tried to force his way into a memorial service being held for a popular police commander in northern Afghanistan who was killed in an earlier Taliban attack. The memorial service for Gen. Daoud Daoud, held at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz, was crowded with police and government officials when a suicide bomber tried to enter but was stopped by police officers outside the building, where he detonated his explosives. The blast wounded 14 additional police officers, said Sayid Sarwar Hussain, the spokesman for the Kunduz police chief.

Poll: Weiner constituents say stay

June 10, 2011—Even as colleagues and commentators continue to call on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign, a majority of voters in his district want him to stay put, although support for his re-election was weak, according to a new poll. A NY1-Marist poll conducted Wednesday in Weiner’s district, representing parts of Brooklyn and Queens, found 56 percent of registered voters there saying that the embattled congressman should not quit. Weiner has cited support shown in earlier polls of all New York City residents as a reason why he won’t step down.

25,000 Palin emails set for release

June 10, 2011—The state of Alaska will release roughly 25,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s government e-mails on Friday, nearly three years after the initial public records requests were made. At 9 a.m. Alaska time (1 p.m. Eastern), 17 media organizations and individuals will each get five 50-pound boxes of printed out and partially redacted copies of emails spanning from the beginning of Palin’s term as governor through September 2008, capturing most of the presidential campaign.

“Toxic chemicals in U.S. drone strikes”

June 10, 2011—Pakistani physicians and experts say the U.S. uses chemical munitions in its non-UN-sanctioned drone strikes on Pakistan’s tribal regions bordering Afghanistan. Experts revealed that those Pakistani civilians who have come under the unauthorized drone airstrike in Pakistan’s troubled northwest have been afflicted with complicated skin, eye and respiratory diseases due to the deadly chemical materials used in the missiles, the Press TV correspondent in Peshawar reported on Thursday.

Espionage charges dropped against ex-NSA manager

June 10, 2011—A former National Security Agency manager accepted a plea deal Thursday that cleared him of espionage charges stemming from the alleged leak of classified information to a Baltimore Sun reporter. Thomas Drake had been charged with 10 felonies but will plead guilty to a misdemeanor: exceeding the authorized use of a computer. Drake, a former Air Force officer, had been charged under the Espionage Act even though he allegedly leaked information to a newspaper, not an enemy power…The case is one of five that the Obama administration has been pursuing against those accused of leaking government secrets, a trend that alarmed advocates of greater transparency in government.

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