by David Phinney
Tuesday November 28th 2023



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Embassy Contractor’s Ties to Lebanese Politics Questioned

Daily Star staff Tuesday, October 09, 2007 BEIRUT: US congressmen are waging a campaign against Lebanese businessman Wadih Abssi to thwart his project to build US embassies in Riyadh and Baghdad "because he is one of the main financers of the head of the Reform and Change parliamentary bloc, MP Michel Aoun," a Kuwaiti newspaper said Monday. Ar-Rai [...]


Free Patriotic Movement Michel Aoun, a former commander of the Lebanese army who served as a transitory Prime Minister of one of two governments that contended for power in the final years of the Lebanese civil war (1988 - 1990). The movement was [...]

Jim Golden and Lebanon

My Mailing Address

The source wanting my geographic postal location needs to give me a proper email address or simply look me up.

The Buzz about Krongard What a tangled web we weave Yesterday, we wrote about the letter House Government Reform and Oversight committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent (pdf) to State Department Inspector [...]

Lost Weapons

private military


senate hearing

US State Department Inspector General Probed for ‘Cover Ups’

The US State Department's chief investigative arm is on the hot seat for allegations that Inspector General Howard J. Krongard routinely thwarts investigations for political reasons to cover up embarrassing contracts with the US State Department and the Bush administration. According to a letter by the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight [...]

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