Somalia President: Al-Shabab Could Attack the United States
Vidal changed his first name to “Gore” to better emulate his sainted grandfather and thus was Gore Vidal born. “What was compelling for me,” says director Nicholas Wrathall, “is his ability to speak truth to power, to analyze motivations, to understand why people do things.” Vidal existed mostly in a time of monopoly newspapers and three television networks but was never black-and-white. Instead–with Buckley and Norman Mailer and Truman Capote–he became the intellectual as celebrity, an anti-Zelig always in the foreground of events. Here’s an example. The actors Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon and their families were visiting Vidal at his Italian villa, where he spent most of his time. Vidal said some friends were coming over for dinner–his friends Sting and Bruce Springsteen and their wives. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. The moveable feast never really ended, not even when’s Vidal’s partner in a proudly nonsexual relationship, Howard Austen, passed away. Even when he was wheeled around in a wheelchair at the end of his life, Vidal always stood read to fire away, which he did with glee that knew no atrophy. Never was that more evident than in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the criticism that stoked Wrathall’s documentary interest. “He was one of the voices in the wilderness in the rush into war,” Wrathall, 47, says now. Vidal railed against the national amnesia: our vestigial inability to embrace the obvious lessons of the pass, particularly the lust for empire at the point of a gun. “‘Amnesia’ is something Gore says in the film,” Wrathall recalls.
He tells Josh Rogin what the world needs to do to stop them. The Somali-based terrorist organization al-Shabab, which claimed credit for the devastating attack in Nairobi this week, is an international organization that could attack anywhere, including the United States, according to the president of Somalia. Civilians flee the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya during the terrorist attack on September 21, 2013. (Jonathan Kalan/AP ) Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was in Washington this past weekend when a group of attackers stormed the Westgate shopping center in the Kenyan capital and took hostages in a siege that ultimately left at least 72 dead and 170 injured. Mohamud, who has been leading the fight to push al-Shabab from its territory inside Somalia since he became president last year, gave his take on the organization, its structure, its funding, and what the world needs to do to stop it in an interview this week with The Daily Beast. His main message was that al-Shabab is foreign-financed, filled with foreign fighters, and has wide international reach. Al-Shabab is not a Somali agenda, its an international agenda. Al-Shabab is working with an international capacity in terms of trading and financial resources, he said. Al-Shabab is more of an international problem than a Somali problem. It can happen here in the United States as it is now happening in Nairobi. U.S. intelligence officials disputed this assessment in interviews with The Daily Beast. On Monday, Rep.
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(American Movie Classics) Also September 27, 2013, 1:31 p.m. Horror fans will have a lot to freak out about this October. The first edition of “Beyond Fest” will hit Los Angeles as a celebration of chills, gore and the sounds that go with them from Oct. 10 to 27. And Cinefamily will take local audiences on a mayhem-filled movie road trip with their monthlong “The United States of Horror.” FULL COVERAGE: Film festivals Taking place at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian and Aero Theaters, Beyond Fest will feature the first local screenings of films anticipated by genre fans following their well-received appearances at other festivals, with titles including as Ben Wheatley’s “A Field in England,” Sion Sono’s “Why Don’t You Play In Hell,” Jim Begos’ “Almost Human” and Ruairi Robinson’s “The Last Days of Mars.” Besides the three-night stand of legendary band Goblin, making its first-ever live appearances in Los Angeles before screenings of Dario Argento horror classics, Beyond Fest will have other events for horror music aficionados. Composer Alan Howarth will perform before a screening of John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13.” Musician Umberto will perform a live score to the 1982 slasher flick “Pieces.” Clive Barker is scheduled to appear with a screening of “Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut.” German filmmaker Jorg Buttgereit will be present for screenings of the only known 35mm prints of his “Nekromantik” and “Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer.” Joe Dante will appear with his “The Howling,” and Richard Donner is scheduled to turn out for his “The Omen.” The podcast/stage show “The Thrilling Adventure Hour” will put on a live performance featuring Paul F. Tompkins and Paget Brewster before a showing of the 1932 classic “the Mummy.” PHOTOS: Fall movie sneaks 2013 And that’s not all, horror fans. The Fairfax Avenue movie theater Cinefamily is following up last year’s monthlong program of infamous U.K. “video nasties” with a trip around the U.S. “The United States of Horror” program, every night at midnight from October 1 to 31, will feature a horror movie from a different state of the Union. Kicking off with California’s own “Equinox,” other stops on this road trip of blood and bad vibes include Arizona’s “White of The Eye,” Nevada’s “Tremors,” Utah’s “Troll 2,” Kansas’ “Carnival Of Souls,” Missouri’s “Ernest Scared Stupid,” Pennsylvania’s “Martin,” and New York ‘s “Basket Case,” before winding up back in California with “Chopping Mall.” ALSO:
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Before collecting and using information on a U.S. citizen, an agency would first have to demonstrate that it would be relevant to the agencys mission and that it would be accurate, timely and complete. Such language echoed the language and spirit of the Privacy Act of 1974 , a law enacted in the shadow of Watergate. The first two agencies to voluntarily adopt this privacy-impact assessment approach were the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The privacy-impact assessment was made applicable to all executive-branch agencies through the E-Government Act of 2002. These events obviously predate Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorism threats we now face. Under such circumstances, the democratic ideals that safeguard the privacy of our citizens are most tested. The solutions were in place and can easily be resurrected through conscientious, responsible implementation. Mr. Raul is right: There is a need to act now.