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  • 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...
  • Farage: We don't just want words on terror, we want action

    06/04/2017 8:23:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4 June, 2017 | Nigel Farage
    This is a Fox news video. I found it well worth watching, but I have not seen a transcript. Farage does a very good job.
  • London terror attack: Theresa May vows to battle 'Islamist extremism'

    06/04/2017 8:03:49 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2017 | James Masters and Steve George, Propagandists
    British Prime Minister Theresa May claimed there was "too much tolerance" of Islamist extremism in the UK as she vowed a clampdown in the wake of the third terror attack to hit the UK this year. Seven people died and 48 were injured when three masked men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before leaping out and launching a stabbing spree in nearby bars and restaurants. Police said the three attackers, wearing fake suicide belts to sow further panic, were shot dead within eight minutes of police receiving the first emergency call just after 10 p.m. local time....
  • James Mattis: Military using 'annihilation tactics' against ISIS

    05/29/2017 10:50:17 AM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Wash Exam ^ | May 28, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    Defense Secretary James Mattis said U.S. forces are using "annihilation tactics" in their fight against the Islamic State. "We have already shifted from attrition tactics where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria to annihilation tactics where we surround them," Mattis said on CBS' ‘Face the Nation.' "Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to north Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa, we are not going to allow them to do so. We are going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate."...
  • Britain ‘Warned in January’ by FBI Manchester Bomber Was Planning Attack on UK

    05/28/2017 2:24:38 PM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-28-2017 | Virginia Hale
    The FBI warned UK security chiefs that Manchester jihadi Salman Abedi was plotting an attack in Britain, an inside source has claimed. MI5 were warned in January by the U.S. intelligence service that Abedi was part of a North African terror cell planning to strike a political target in Britain according to the source, the Mail on Sunday reports. A U.S. investigation into the Manchester bomber’s links to terror groups in Libya brought the information to light, and U.S. security services placed Abedi on a watchlist identifying key terror suspects in 2016. “In early 2017 the FBI told MI5 that...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Put away your pointless troops PM-only beat bobbies can stop terror

    05/28/2017 6:57:00 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 5/27/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    Theresa May should get herself a stick-on pencil moustache, some very dark glasses and a white military uniform with lots of medals and a set of fancy epaulettes. If she's going to behave like a Third World leader, she ought to look like one. Troops on the streets, indeed. What a futile non-answer to the problem of terror murder this is, and what a complete departure from centuries of British liberty. In all my travels....troops posted on the streets have been an invariable sign of a society on the skids, and a government that prefers force to thought..... ... I...
  • Trump talks terrorism while Europe shouts ‘Climate!’

    05/26/2017 6:02:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 25, 2017 | Franco Ordońez
    While terrorism may top President Donald Trump’s agenda, European leaders keep pressing him on climate change and the environment.
  • UK Stops Sharing Intel About Manchester Attack With US After Leaks

    05/25/2017 5:22:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 25, 2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    British police have stopped sharing information about the Manchester Arena bombing investigation with the U.S. after leaks to the media, the BBC reported Thursday. Home Secretary Amber Rudd warned the U.S. Wednesday about “irritating” leaks despite assurances from American officials. Images from the attack appeared in The New York Times just hours later, which was the final straw for British authorities. Prime Minister Theresa May will raise the issue with President Donald Trump at a NATO summit Thursday in Brussels. Officials believe the leaks are coming from U.S. law enforcement, rather than the White House.
  • Political correctness is ruining our strategy to defeat terrorism

    04/23/2017 5:56:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    A gunman opens fire in Paris,  killing one police officer and wounding two. Islamic  State quickly claims responsibility, naming the gunman as “a soldier of the caliphate.” The savage attack is the latest of many in Paris, understandably sparking widespread fears of terrorism. But some Parisians desperately seek convenient explanations that will let them avoid the necessary conflict. “Is it because we’ve joined forces and joined a coalition in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State?” one businessman asked on Paris television. Ah, a perfectly French reaction. If only the country had been nicer to Islamic State, it wouldn’t have this problem. Right,...
  • FBI Investigating Radical Terrorists in All 50 States as Threats Hit Peak

    04/19/2017 12:15:27 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 17 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/fbi-investigating-radical-terrorists-50-states-threats-hit-p | April 18, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Federal authorities have open investigations into radical Islamic terrorists in all 50 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is warning that the threat of terrorism in the United States has reached an all time high with radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike "each and every single day." The FBI has "open terrorist investigations in all 50 states," according to DHS Secretary John Kelly, who disclosed on Tuesday that there have been at least 37 "ISIS-linked plots to attack our country" since 2013, a number that shows no signs of diminishing. Kelly, in his first wide-ranging...
  • New commando force will raid ISIS at sea to safeguard ships around the UK coast

    04/17/2017 1:08:32 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Mirror ^ | 17 Apr 17 | CHRIS HUGHES
    The 450-strong amphibious Maritime Operations Commando team will be sent on emergency missions amid fears jihadis will attack vessels and ports The Maritime Operations Commando will also be sent on global raids against enemy ships or terrorist vessels. Ports are also under threat, as jihadists may try to smuggle armed terrorists into the UK. And Somali pirates are a risk, with at least six attacks on ships off the Horn of Africa in the past month. Troops for the new unit will be formed from the Royal Marines ’ 42 Commando battalion in Plymouth.
  • CAIR Orders U.S. Air Force to Ditch “Anti-Muslim” Counterterrorism Instructor

    03/30/2017 12:12:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 30, 2017
    The Islamic terrorist front group that transformed the way U.S. law enforcement agencies conduct anti-terrorism training is ordering the Air Force to sever ties with an instructor it considers to be anti-Muslim. The question is will the Trump administration cave into its demands? Under Barack Obama, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group that reportedly raises money for Hamas, wielded tremendous power and managed to bully law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level to alter counterterrorism training materials deemed by the group to discriminate against Muslims. This includes getting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Britain’s Response To Terror Threat: Keep 90 Percent Of Police Officers Unarmed

    03/25/2017 11:23:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    The officer stabbed in Wednesday’s terror attack in London was unarmed, like more than 90 percent of the British police force. Ketih Palmer, 48, was stabbed to death while guarding the entrance to the British Houses of Parliament unarmed. Just 2,800 out of London’s 31,075 police officers are armed, which the police force considers a safety measure. A cornerstone principle of the Metropolitan Police in London is that guns send the wrong message to communities by provoking crime rather than preventing it. Most officers are only equipped with batons, handcuffs, a mace and in some cases, stun-guns. A small number...