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  • Shattuck: Trump’s leadership, military support enabled U.S. to eradicate Islamic State

    12/10/2017 9:45:48 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 16 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 12/10/2017 | Tom Shattuck
    If you’re ISIS in Iraq, this has not been a good year. President Trump has delivered on his promise to “Bomb the (expletive)” out of you and his generals have been given the green light to hunt every last one of you down and kill you. Mission accomplished. In an address yesterday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally announced that the more than three-year fight against the barbaric terror group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. ISIS in Iraq is defeated. Say what you will about this president,...
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo: President Trump's Tweeting Has Actually Helped Us

    12/05/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5 hours ago | By Debra Heine
    The mainstream media's usual hand-wringing about President Trump's Twitter habit morphed into hyperventilation last week after he shared several "unverified" tweets about terrorism, but the director of the Central Intelligence Agency surprisingly doesn't have a problem with it. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a national security event in Simi Valley, California, over the weekend that Trump's tweeting has actually yielded helpful intelligence. The current CIA director sat down with former CIA director Leon Panetta and Fox News host Brett Baier for an hour of discussion on world events from a security perspective at The Reagan National Defense Forum on...
  • APNewsBreak: Border arrests plunge, deportation arrests soar

    12/05/2017 7:22:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    AP ^ | December 5,2017 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government, in the most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump, says Border Patrol arrests plunged to a 45-year low while arrests by deportation officers soared. The Border Patrol made 310,531 arrests during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from 415,816 a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971. Despite the significant decline, arrests increased every month since May — largely families and unaccompanied children. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose officers pick up people for deportation away from the border, made 143,470 arrests, an...
  • Can't Kill Enough to Win? Think Again

    12/03/2017 7:12:18 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | December 2017 | LTC David Boliano and LTC John Taylor
    When is the United States going to do the killing necessary to beat its terrorist enemies or eliminate them entirely? Those given the awful task of combat must be able to act with the necessary savagery and purposefulness to destroy those acting as, or in direct support of, Islamic terrorists worldwide. In 2008, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Admiral Michael Mullen said, “We can’t kill our way to victory.” Ever since, many have parroted his words. But what if Admiral Mullen was wrong? The United States has been at war with radical Islamists four times longer than...
  • Peter Strzok & Lisa Page: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/03/2017 11:17:26 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    Just one day after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in the Russia investigation, reports have surfaced accusing a veteran investigator in the special probe of sending disparaging text messages regarding President Donald Trump. The investigator was removed from the probe a few months ago because of the potential of a political bias. The New York Times and The Washington Post both reported December 2 that Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligence investigator at the F.B.I., was removed from the probe because several disparaging text messages indicated he wasn’t a fan of Trump and was possibly a Hillary...
  • NYPD to Use Secret Weapon at Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'Vapor Wake' Retrievers

    11/23/2017 4:33:47 AM PST · by Cecily · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2017 | Gregg Re
    The NYPD is doubling down on a new breed of security to defend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade: an elite team of Labrador retrievers specially trained to detect explosives on roving targets in large crowds. The dogs have completed the 18-month patent-pending "Vapor Wake" training program, which was developed at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Unlike normal bomb-sniffing dogs, which are adept at identifying explosives in stationary objects such as trash cans, Vapor Wake dogs keep their noises up and look for mobile threats. The Labradors are dialed into the "thermal plumes left behind in a person's wake," Paul...
  • Manhattan attack prompts concrete barriers to be installed along bike path

    11/04/2017 8:49:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    amny ^ | November 3, 2017
    Thursday, just two days after a terror suspect killed eight people by driving a truck down a large swath of the bike path in lower Manhattan, city and state Department of Transportation crews began installing concrete and Jersey barriers at 57 spots along the route between 59th Street and the World Trade Center, according to the mayor’s office. The barriers are meant to protect pedestrians and cyclists on the greenway from vehicular traffic on the West Side Highway. “Vehicles won’t be able to access places they aren’t supposed to,” said Ben Sarle, a spokesman for the mayor’s office. “They’re extremely...
  • What the US is really doing in Niger

    10/24/2017 2:19:26 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 24, 2017 | Peter Grier - Staff Writer
    PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE   The deaths of the four US troops have awoken Americans to military deployments in Africa. With ISIS ousted from its capital in Syria, Pentagon officials say, US counterterrorism efforts are likely to focus even more on Africa. The tragic deaths of four US service members in an ambush in Niger have awoken Washington and US voters to the larger issue of American military deployments in Africa and the continued global nature of the nation’s struggle with Islamic extremist terrorism. Even senior lawmakers seemed surprised by the size of the US presence in the region as...
  • In NYC? Monday, Oct 23? Lecture On – Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats And Lone Wolf Attacks

    10/22/2017 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 22, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler
    Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and Lone Wolf Attacks On Monday, October 23, you’re invited to join a discussion with Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr., a quadri-lingual expert in counterterrorism, as he addresses the topic Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and Lone Wolf Attacks. Mr. Bruschweiler will also share his unique, international perspective on the latest global events and geopolitical trends including terrorism, espionage, foreign relations, and U.S. strategy to confront national security threats. As a guest, you’re encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion. DATE/TIME: Oct. 23, 7:00-9:00pm LOCATION: Veniero’s, 342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003 Biography...
  • AG Lynch has spoken for group that got jihad erased from counterterror training

    06/26/2016 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    On October 19, 2011, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates delivered a letter to John Brennan, who was then the assistant to the president on National Security for Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism. The letter was signed by the leaders of virtually all significant Islamic groups in the United States: 57 Muslim, Arab, and South Asian organizations, many with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Islamic Relief USA, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council...
  • Philippines President Duterte Gives Military Approval to Bomb Mosques

    09/01/2017 9:50:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    The people love President Duterte. They support his war on drug dealers and Islamic terroritsts. The global elites hate him. He will not conform to their global vision for the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte this week announced his approval to bomb mosques in Marawi. Islamic terrorists stormed the city in May. The radicals ransacked churches, murdered innocents and destroyed Christian churches.
  • Mayor of Venice says ANYONE who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in his city will be shot by snipers

    08/24/2017 4:29:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/24/17 | Stephen Jones
    Luigi Brugnaro claims the Italian tourist hotspot is safer than Barcelona - where 14 people died being run down by a terrorist - saying that 'in contrast, we keep our guard up' Cops in Venice have been ordered to take no risks - and fire on suspected terrorists. Speaking at a conference in Rimini, north east Italy, he further revealed the extraordinary order he has given to armed police at one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’, we will take him down. Video has subsequently emerged of the...
  • Spanish Authorities Had No Clue There Was a Large Terror Cell in Their Midst

    08/19/2017 2:48:16 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 23 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 8/19/17
    Not only did they not know of the terror cell, but after the plan went awry when the bomb-maker blew himself up, they still couldn't stop the attacks.
  • DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

    08/17/2017 4:11:23 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | August 15, 2017 | Laurel Wamsley
    At the intersection where protections against unreasonable search and seizure meet the rights to free speech and association, there is now a web hosting company called DreamHost. The California-based company is resisting a Department of Justice warrant that demands it hand over all files related to DisruptJ20.org, a website created by one of its customers to plan and announce actions intended to interrupt President Trump's inauguration. In D.C., Group Of Protesters Breaks Windows; Police Use Pepper Spray THE TWO-WAY In D.C., Group Of Protesters Breaks Windows; Police Use Pepper Spray Inauguration Day protests in Washington, D.C., turned violent; 230 people...
  • Australia police 'foil terror plot to bring down plane'

    07/29/2017 4:29:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 Jul 2017
    Counter-terrorism police in Australia have stopped a suspected plot to bring down an aeroplane, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. He was speaking after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney. Investigators said they had information that the plot to blow up an aircraft involved the use of an "improvised device". Mr Turnbull said the raids had been a "major joint counter-terrorism operation". He said extra security was in place at domestic and international airports. The raids took place in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl, Australian broadcaster ABC reported. Australia's national terror threat...
  • Legendary FBI Agent Carlos T. Fernandez Retires

    06/29/2017 12:18:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The legendary FBI agent in charge of New York’s counterterrorism division, Carlos T. Fernandez, is retiring after 21 years. Fernandez, 50, was posted in Yemen after the USS Cole bombing, in Afghanistan after 9/11 and in Libya after Benghazi. He is joining Viacom as their global head of security at their Times Square headquarters. Insiders say the media giant has hired him to lead all of their security teams on a global basis, protect their offices and digital systems, and ensure the safety of Viacom staff and guests who attend their events.
  • Did the CIA Create ISIS?

    06/14/2017 4:45:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Last November, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange declared that the “CIA created ISIS” alongside a release of 500,000+ cables from 1979. Assange said that the decision made by the CIA, along with Saudi Arabia, to send large sums of money into arming the Mujahideen in Afghanistan during their fight against the Soviet Union, eventually led to the creation of al-Qaeda. This terror group was responsible for the 9/11 atrocities in New York, which resulted in the invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq by the U.S. and the inception of ISIS. The bloody year of 1979 would prove a pivotal one for...
  • Tillerson: PA has ‘changed policy,’ will stop paying terrorists’ families

    06/13/2017 2:46:57 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 06/13/2017 | Eric Cortellessa
    US secretary of state says Palestinian Authority intends to cease allowances to those jailed for attacking or killing Israelis! US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told senators on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority has changed its policy and intends to stop paying the families of terrorists jailed for attacking or killing Israelis. “They have changed that policy and their intent is to cease the payments to the families of those who have committed murder or violence against others,” Tillerson said. “We have been very clear with them that this [practice of paying terrorists] is simply not acceptable to us.” {..snip..}
  • Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Relations With Qatar Following Bahrain

    06/05/2017 4:08:21 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 41 replies
    SputnickNews ^ | 05.06.2017 | Middle East
    "The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, exercising its sovereign rights guaranteed by the international law, and protecting national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism, decided to sever diplomatic and consular relations with the State of Qatar," the statement read.
  • London terror attack: Police fired 'unprecedented' number of rounds (feared homicide vests)

    06/04/2017 10:21:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | June 4, 2017 | James Masters and Steve George
    Armed officers responding to the London Bridge terror attack fired an "unprecedented" number of rounds at the three attackers because they were wearing what appeared to be suicide belts, police said. Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, said eight officers fired 50 shots at three attackers, to ensure they were neutralized. London: Resilience and fear The suicide belts were later discovered to be fake, suggesting that the attackers deliberately used the belts to ensure they would be killed. Rowley said he was "not surprised" at the response. Seven people died and 48 were injured when three men...