11 oct. 2011

Un juego de alto riesgo

Un juego de alto riesgo/Yezid Sayigh, investigador asociado del Centro Carnegie para Oriente Medio en Beirut, ex negociador palestino y asesor sobre la reforma palestina
LA VANGUARDIA, 10/10/11):
El presidente palestino Mahmud Abas ha tenido su momento estelar en la historia de las Naciones Unidas. Según la opinión general, salió bien librado de su iniciativa y recuperó terreno perdido puesto que logró presentarse como un dirigente decidido. A juzgar por la recepción de que fue objeto a su llegada a la ciudad cisjordana de Ramala, capital de facto de la Autoridad Palestina, la dirección palestina partidaria de la paz tiene una fuerza y una unidad que no se veía en los últimos tiempos.

Hacia una Ley de Amparo, debate en el Senado, hoy

SESIÓN ORDINARIA DE LA H. CÁMARA DE SENADORES, CELEBRADA EL MARTES 11 DE OCTUBRE DE 2011.
-EL C. PRESIDENTE GONZÁLEZ MORFÍN:  Bien, tenemos, ahora, la segunda lectura a un dictamen de las comisiones unidas de Gobernación; de Justicia; y de Estudios Legislativos, Segunda, con proyecto de decreto por el que se expide la Ley de Amparo, y se reforman la Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial de la Federación, la Ley Reglamentaria de las fracciones I y II del artículo 105 constitucional, la Ley Orgánica de la Administración Pública Federal, la Ley Orgánica del Congreso General y la Ley Orgánica de la Procuraduría General de la República.
Debido a que el dictamen se encuentra publicado en la gaceta del Senado de este día, consulte la Secretaría a la Asamblea, en votación económica si se omite su lectura.

Frustran ataque terrorista en EU; lo vinculan a narco mexicano

Frustran ataque en EU; vinculan a narco mexicano

El atentado incluía el asesinato del embajador de Arabia Saudita en Estados Unidos, y otros ataques contra las embajadas de ese país y de Israel en Washington; implicados buscaron a un cártel mexicano para este atentado, pero contactaron a un informante secreto de la DEA que se hizo pasar por narcotraficante
COMPLOT. Autoridades de Estados Unidos agradecieron al gobierno de México su colaboración en el plan para frustrar los atentados (Foto: EFE )
| Martes 11 de octubre de 2011 Redacción | El Universal13:20

La Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) y la Agencia Antidrogas Estadounidense (DEA) frustraron un complot para cometer "un importante acto terrorista en Estados Unidos" vinculado a Irán, informaron hoy fuentes federales. El atentado incluía el asesinato del embajador de Arabia Saudí en Estados Unidos, Adel Al-Jubeir, con una bomba y otros ataques posteriores con bomba contra las embajadas de Arabia Saudita y de Israel en Washington.
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Frustra EU asesinato de Embajador saudí
La operación arrancó en mayo cuando Arbabsiar entró en contacto con el agente encubierto de la DEA en México

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AFP

Ciudad de México  (11 octubre 2011).-   Estados Unidos acusó este martes a Irán de intentar asesinar al Embajador saudí en Washington, mediante un complot en el cual un agente encubierto estadounidense en México se hizo pasar por narcotraficante para efectuar el atentado.

Mansor Arbabsiar, un iraní de 56 años naturalizado estadounidense, fue detenido el 29 de septiembre pasado a su regreso de México, tras haber mantenido varias entrevistas con ese falso narcotraficante, informó el Fiscal General, Eric Holder.

Otro iraní, Gholam Shakuri, un miembro del grupo de élite militar Al Qods, con base en Irán, permanece en fuga, explicó Holder.

Ambos agentes orquestraron un atentado que podría haber implicado la explosión de una bomba en Washington, informó el Fiscal General.

El Presidente Barack Obama estaba al corriente de ese intento desde junio pasado.

El Departamento de Justicia tenía previsto presentar a Arbabsiar ante un juez en Nueva York este martes, para acusarlo de este complot dirigido por facciones del Gobierno iraní para asesinar a un Embajador extranjero en suelo estadounidense, mediante explosivos, detalló Holder.

"(El complot fue) concebido, financiado y dirigido desde Irán", insistió el Fiscal General.

Según medios de comunicación estadounidenses, el atentado formaría parte de un ataque más amplio contra las embajadas saudita e israelí en Washington.

Estados Unidos informará a Gobiernos aliados del complot, dijo Holder.

La operación, que los estadounidenses bautizaron Coalición Roja, arrancó en mayo cuando Arbabsiar entró en contacto con el agente encubierto de la Administración Antidrogas (DEA) en México.

Arbabsiar quería que el supuesto narcotraficante, que decía formar parte de un cártel mexicano, se encargara del ataque, a cambio de 1.5 millones de dólares.
Hora de publicación: 13:34 hrs


Two Men Charged in Alleged Plot to Assassinate Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States  
Comunicado del FBI

WASHINGTON—Two individuals have been charged in New York for their alleged participation in a plot directed by elements of the Iranian government to murder the Saudi Ambassador to the United States with explosives while the Ambassador was in the United States.
The charges were announced by Attorney General Eric Holder; FBI Director Robert S. Mueller; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
A criminal complaint filed today in the Southern District of New York charges Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen holding both Iranian and U.S. passports, and Gholam Shakuri, an Iran-based member of Iran’s Qods Force, which is a special operations unit of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that is said to sponsor and promote terrorist activities abroad.
Both defendants are charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official; conspiracy to engage in foreign travel and use of interstate and foreign commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire; conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives); and conspiracy to commit an act of international terrorism transcending national boundaries. Arbabsiar is further charged with an additional count of foreign travel and use of interstate and foreign commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.
Shakuri remains at large. Arbabsiar was arrested on Sept. 29, 2011, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and will make his initial appearance today before in federal court in Manhattan. He faces a maximum potential sentence of life in prison if convicted of all the charges.
“The criminal complaint unsealed today exposes a deadly plot directed by factions of the Iranian government to assassinate a foreign Ambassador on U.S. soil with explosives,” said Attorney General Holder. “Through the diligent and coordinated efforts of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies, we were able to disrupt this plot before anyone was harmed. We will continue to investigate this matter vigorously and bring those who have violated any laws to justice.”
“The investigation leading to today’s charges illustrates both the challenges and complexities of the international threat environment, and our increased ability today to bring together the intelligence and law enforcement resources necessary to better identify and disrupt those threats, regardless of their origin,” said FBI Director Mueller.
“The disruption of this plot is a significant milestone that stems from months of hard work by our law enforcement and intelligence professionals,” said Assistant Attorney General Monaco. “I applaud the many agents, analysts and prosecutors who helped bring about today’s case.”
“As alleged, these defendants were part of a well-funded and pernicious plot that had, as its first priority, the assassination of the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, without care or concern for the mass casualties that would result from their planned attack,” said U.S. Attorney Bharara. “Today’s charges should make crystal clear that we will not let other countries use our soil as their battleground.”
The Alleged Plot
The criminal complaint alleges that, from the spring of 2011 to October 2011, Arbabsiar and his Iran-based co-conspirators, including Shakuri of the Qods Force, have been plotting the murder of the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. In furtherance of this conspiracy, Arbabsiar allegedly met on a number of occasions in Mexico with a DEA confidential source (CS-1) who has posed as an associate of a violent international drug trafficking cartel. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar arranged to hire CS-1 and CS-1’s purported accomplices to murder the Ambassador, and Shakuri and other Iran-based co-conspirators were aware of and approved the plan. With Shakuri’s approval, Arbabsiar has allegedly caused approximately $100,000 to be wired into a bank account in the United States as a down payment to CS-1 for the anticipated killing of the Ambassador, which was to take place in the United States.
According to the criminal complaint, the IRCG is an arm of the Iranian military that is composed of a number of branches, one of which is the Qods Force. The Qods Force conducts sensitive covert operations abroad, including terrorist attacks, assassinations and kidnappings, and is believed to sponsor attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq. In October 2007, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the Qods Force for providing material support to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations.
The complaint alleges that Arbabsiar met with CS-1 in Mexico on May 24, 2011, where Arbabsiar inquired as to CS-1’s knowledge with respect to explosives and explained that he was interested in, among other things, attacking an embassy of Saudi Arabia. In response, CS-1 allegedly indicated that he was knowledgeable with respect to C-4 explosives. In June and July 2011, the complaint alleges, Arbabsiar returned to Mexico and held additional meetings with CS-1, where Arbabsiar explained that his associates in Iran had discussed a number of violent missions for CS-1 and his associates to perform, including the murder of the Ambassador.
$1.5 Million Fee for Alleged Assassination
In a July 14, 2011, meeting in Mexico, CS-1 allegedly told Arbabsiar that he would need to use four men to carry out the Ambassador’s murder and that his price for carrying out the murder was $1.5 million. Arbabsiar allegedly agreed and stated that the murder of the Ambassador should be handled first, before the execution of other attacks. Arbabsiar also allegedly indicated he and his associates had $100,000 in Iran to pay CS-1 as a first payment toward the assassination and discussed the manner in which that payment would be made.
During the same meeting, Arbabsiar allegedly described to CS-1 his cousin in Iran, who he said had requested that Arbabsiar find someone to carry out the Ambassador’s assassination. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar indicated that his cousin was a “big general” in the Iranian military; that he focuses on matters outside Iran and that he had taken certain unspecified actions related to a bombing in Iraq.
In a July 17, 2011, meeting in Mexico, CS-1 noted to Arbabsiar that one of his workers had already traveled to Washington, D.C., to surveill the Ambassador. CS-1 also raised the possibility of innocent bystander casualties. The complaint alleges that Arbabsiar made it clear that the assassination needed to go forward, despite mass casualties, telling CS-1, “They want that guy [the Ambassador] done [killed], if the hundred go with him f**k ‘em.” CS-1 and Arbabsiar allegedly discussed bombing a restaurant in the United States that the Ambassador frequented. When CS-1 noted that others could be killed in the attack, including U.S. senators who dine at the restaurant, Arbabsiar allegedly dismissed these concerns as “no big deal.”
On Aug. 1, and Aug. 9, 2011, with Shakuri’s approval, Arbabsiar allegedly caused two overseas wire transfers totaling approximately $100,000 to be sent to an FBI undercover account as a down payment for CS-1 to carry out the assassination. Later, Arbabsiar allegedly explained to CS-1 that he would provide the remainder of the $1.5 million after the assassination. On Sept. 20, 2011, CS-1 allegedly told Arbabsiar that the operation was ready and requested that Arbabsiar either pay one half of the agreed upon price ($1.5 million) for the murder or that Arbabsiar personally travel to Mexico as collateral for the final payment of the fee. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar agreed to travel to Mexico to guarantee final payment for the murder.
Arrest and Alleged Confession
On or about Sept. 28, 2011, Arbabsiar flew to Mexico. Arbabsiar was refused entry into Mexico by Mexican authorities and, according to Mexican law and international agreements; he was placed on a return flight destined for his last point of departure. On Sept. 29, 2011, Arbabsiar was arrested by federal agents during a flight layover at JFK International Airport in New York. Several hours after his arrest, Arbabsiar was advised of his Miranda rights and he agreed to waive those rights and speak with law enforcement agents. During a series of Mirandized interviews, Arbabsiar allegedly confessed to his participation in the murder plot.
According to the complaint, Arbabsiar also admitted to agents that, in connection with this plot, he was recruited, funded, and directed by men he understood to be senior officials in Iran’s Qods Force. He allegedly said these Iranian officials were aware of and approved of the use of CS-1 in connection with the plot; as well as payments to CS-1; the means by which the Ambassador would be killed in the United States and the casualties that would likely result.
Arbabsiar allegedly told agents that his cousin, who he had long understood to be a senior member of the Qods Force, had approached him in the early spring of 2011 about recruiting narco-traffickers to kidnap the Ambassador. Arbabsiar told agents that he then met with the CS-1 in Mexico and discussed assassinating the Ambassador. According to the complaint, Arbabsiar said that, afterwards, he met several times in Iran with Shakuri and another senior Qods Force official, where he explained that the plan was to blow up a restaurant in the United States frequented by the Ambassador and that numerous bystanders could be killed, according to the complaint. The plan was allegedly approved by these officials.
In October 2011, according to the complaint, Arbabsiar made phone calls at the direction of law enforcement to Shakuri in Iran that were monitored. During these phone calls, Shakuri allegedly confirmed that Arbabsiar should move forward with the plot to murder the Ambassador and that he should accomplish the task as quickly as possible, stating on Oct. 5, 2011, “[j]ust do it quickly, it’s late . . .” The complaint alleges that Shakuri also told Arbabsiar that he would consult with his superiors about whether they would be willing to pay CS-1 additional money.
This investigation is being conducted by the FBI Houston Division and DEA Houston Division, with assistance from the FBI New York Joint Terrorism Task Force. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Glen Kopp and Edward Kim, of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, with assistance from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division. The Office of International Affairs of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and the U.S. State Department provided substantial assistance. We thank the government of Mexico for its close coordination and collaboration in this matter, and for its role in ensuring that the defendant was safely apprehended.
The charges contained in a criminal complaint are mere allegations and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Piden juicio contra Calderón en la CPI

Piden juicio contra Calderón en la CPI
Un grupo de personas iniciarán ante la Corte Penal Internacional (CPI) en La Haya, Holanda, un proceso para que el Presidente Calderón, su equipo de seguridad y narcotraficantes sean juzgados por la sistemática violación de derechos humanos y crímenes de lesa humanidad.
La petición que será formalmente presentada en la sede de la Corte el próximo 25 de noviembre, y hasta hoy los iniciantes dicen contar con 20 mil adhesiones de mexicanos que han signado a favor por internet. 

Posicionamiento de Carlos Navarrete sobre el desplegado

AMLO en Washington DC dijo ¡NO!
"Sobre las coaliciones yo tengo una propuesta clara, yo creo que no debemos permitir, no podemos dejarnos engañar con coaliciones o disfraces que representen en el fondo lo mismo", aseguró López Obrador en respuesta a una pregunta formulada por un asistente al Woodrow Wilson Center. "Este régimen ya se pudrió, ya dio de sí, ya no se puede expresar nada nuevo. Entonces nosotros no podemos ir en alianza o coalición ni con el PRI, ni con el PAN. Nosotros estamos intentando abrir un camino del todo nuevo. Ya no a la simulación, ya no al engaño, ya no a más de lo mismo. Así con toda franqueza lo expresamos", expresó.
Martes, 11 de Octubre de 2011
Entrevista al coordinador de los senadores del PRD, Carlos Navarrete Ruiz, en la Cámara Alta, respecto a la propuesta sobre los gobiernos de coalición.

¡Por fin! Aprueba Senado Ley de Amparo

Por unanimidad -89 votos- se aprobó en lo general la nueva Ley de Amparo; fueron reservados en lo particular 77 artículos, casi todos por el PRD y el panista Ricardo García Cervantes.
 El Senador Jesús Murillo, autor de la ley, explicó que esta iniciativa tiene un enorme significado en la historia jurídica del país, pues pretende retomar la esencia que propició el nacimiento de una institución que fue ejemplo de México para el mundo. Mencionó que después de muchos meses de estudio, se incluyen en el dictamen cuestiones fundamentales.
Nota de Claudia Guerrero de Reforma  

Todavía no hay terna: Congreso

Cámara de Diputados, parte de la versión estenográfica de la sesión ordinaria del martes 11 de octubre de 2011
El diputado Jaime Fernando Cárdenas Gracia (desde la curul): Presidente.
El Presidente diputado Emilio Chuayffet Chemor: Señor diputado Cárdenas Gracia.
El diputado Jaime Fernando Cárdenas Gracia (desde la curul): Gracias, presidente. Pues pensábamos que esta semana iba a estar en la sesión del día de hoy, al menos la propuesta de la Junta de Coordinación Política para designar a los consejeros electorales. Es decir, consideramos, de mayor consenso para aprobar el nombramiento de los consejeros electorales, pero observamos que en el orden del día, señor presidente, no hay ninguna observación, ningún dato, que nos haga suponer que la Junta de Coordinación Política va a proponer los nuevos nombres para los consejeros electorales.