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  • Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv

    01/22/2014 12:21:28 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 35 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 22.01.14 | Amos Harel
    Shin Bet officials announced on Wednesday that they have arrested three Palestinians, two of them East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identification cards, for alleged involvement in an Al-Qaida plan to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The group had planned two simultaneous suicide attacks, the Shin Bet said, one at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and the other at the United States embassy in Tel Aviv. The three men were arrested on December 25, a gag order on the case lifted Wednesday revealed. A high-ranking Shin Bet official told reporters in Tel Aviv that a member of one of...
  • Russian police kill Islamist militant leader before Olympics

    01/21/2014 3:50:09 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 21, 2014 | Reuters
    MOSCOW - Police have killed a senior Islamist militant in Russia's North Caucasus ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, where security forces searched on Tuesday for a woman they fear is planning an attack during the Games. Eldar Magatov, a suspect in attacks on Russian targets and alleged leader of an insurgent group in the Babyurt district of Dagestan, died in a shootout, the National Anti-Terror Committee said on Tuesday.
  • U.S. Offers Russia High-Tech Aid to Thwart Sochi Terror

    01/21/2014 12:23:42 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2014 | By Thom Shanker
    BRUSSELS — The United States and Russia have opened discussions about using sophisticated American electronic equipment, developed by the Pentagon to counter improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and Iraq, in a new effort to help secure the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next month. The potential for a technological exchange was part of an extensive discussion here Tuesday when Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held his first face-to-face meeting with his Russian counterpart, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff. The Defense Department would be willing to provide equipment designed to detect...
  • Man Posts On Facebook About “Police State” And Guess Who Shows Up?

    01/19/2014 8:44:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 109 replies
    http://freepatriot.org ^ | january 18, 2014 | sean brown
    We use Facebook for many things, some of us use it for posting pictures of our food, others for posting the infamous “selfie”, and some of us to vent our frustrations with thegovernment and politics as a whole. No matter the reason you use Facebook, you expect to be able to post just about anything you want(aside from death threats to the President) without being hassled since our right to free speech is protected. Well that’s not the experience Blaine Cooper from Humboldt, AZ had. The 34 year old posted a rant on Facebook showing his frustration with the country and within...
  • I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

    01/01/2014 2:29:20 PM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 79 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/29/13 | Heather Linebaugh
    Comment is free I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't) Share 51006 117 inShare158 Email Anonymous woman on grey Heather Linebaugh theguardian.com, Sunday 29 December 2013 07.30 EST Jump to comments (2811) Hermes 450 drone An Elbit Systems Hermes 450 drone. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a...
  • Emir of Abdullah Azzam Brigades detained in Lebanon

    01/01/2014 11:37:46 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 1, 2014 | By Bill Roggio
    Lebanese security forces have captured Majid bin Muhammad al Majid, a Saudi jihadist who leads the al Qaeda-associated Abdullah Azzam Brigades, according to reports. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades has stepped up attacks against Hezbollah for its involvement in the Syrian civil war. Majid was reportedly detained on or before Dec. 29, according to Reuters, but the circumstances of his capture were not disclosed. Lebanon's defense minister told AFP that Majid is in custody and is being interrogated. US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal said that Majid is in Lebanese custody and was detained in early December. The...
  • Vladimir Putin vows 'total annihilation' of terrorists after Volgograd bombings

    12/31/2013 8:51:55 AM PST · by MarkBsnr · 101 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Dec 2013 | Roland Oliphant
    Vladimir Putin has vowed to pursue terrorists to “total annihilation”, in his first public comments since the Volgograd suicide bombings. In his traditional New Year's Eve address, which was broadcast at midnight from the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk, (5pm in Moscow), he praised Russia’s unity in the face of both terrorism and natural disasters and promised to continue an unrelenting fight against the bombers. “In the past year we have faced problems and serious challenges including the inhuman terror attacks in Volgograd and unprecedented disasters in the Far East,” he said. “Dear friends, we bow our heads in memory...
  • NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

    12/20/2013 7:24:27 PM PST · by Utilizer · 28 replies
    NBC news investigations ^ | DEC 20 2013 | Michael Isikoff
    A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks. “It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, a University of Chicago law professor, in an interview with NBC News. “The results were very thin.” While Stone said the mass collection of telephone call records was a “logical program” from the NSA’s perspective, one question the White House panel was seeking to answer was whether it had actually stopped...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Transcript Revealing that CIA Director John Brennan was Behind

    12/17/2013 8:31:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/17/13 | Bryan Preston
    Judicial Watch has obtained a full transcript of a teleconference between then White House top counterterrorism adviser John Brennan and members of the media. Brennan is now the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. During the May 7, 2012 conference call, Brennan twice told TV terrorism consultants that US intelligence had “inside control” of a May 2012 terror plot. Brennan’s disclosure made headlines quickly, with Reuters reporting a few days later: The next day’s headlines were filled with news of a U.S. spy planted inside Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), who had acquired the latest, non-metallic model
  • The Militarization of Law Enforcement - “We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore”

    12/11/2013 12:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 160 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The University of the Incarnate Word is a highly-rated Catholic college in San Antonio, Texas. It is hardly a hot bed of campus violence. When senior Robert Cameron Redus was pulled-over last Friday by campus police for “erratically speeding,” it is unlikely he had any clue of how tragically the stop would end. The campus police department contends Redus, an honors student set to graduate in May, grabbed the officer’s steel baton during a struggle. Not in dispute, however, is that Redus was shot five times by the officer, at close range, leaving him dead and the University scrambling to...
  • NBC News Exclusive: How the SEAL Raid on Somalia Went Bad (Obama Sets up SEAL Team 6?)

    10/07/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | Monday, October 7, 2013 | Matthew Cole and Jim Miklaszewski
    The team of less than two dozen Navy SEALs from Seal Team 6 huddled in one fast boat and headed toward the Somali shoreline under the cover of darkness in the early hours of Saturday morning. Three more small boats with additional SEALs flanked the assault team’s craft, to provide back-up and assist with the planned extraction of an al Shabaab warlord named Ikrima. According to multiple U.S. military sources, the lead boat landed, and the assault team hit the beach near the Southern Somali town of Barawe, headed for the fortified seaside compound of their target. U.S. intelligence had...
  • Official: Navy SEAL team pulled out when it couldn't capture suspect alive

    10/07/2013 10:14:26 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 11:28 AM EDT, Mon October 7, 2013 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six pulled out during a raid to capture suspected Al-Shabaab leader Ikrima when it became clear that he couldn't be taken alive, a senior U.S. official told CNN. "Their mission was to capture him. Once it became clear we were not going to able to take him, the Navy commander made the decision to withdraw," said the official, who has direct knowledge of the entire Somalia operation but declined to be identified publicly.
  • Failed Navy SEALs raid on Somali target could bolster Al Shabab (Today)

    10/06/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 6, 2013 | Mike Pflanz
    Past US strikes on Al Shabab leaders, even successful ones, have not diminished the group.A commando unit from the US Navy’s Seal Team Six launched an amphibious raid on a Somali town, but failed to confirm a capture or kill of their Al Shabab target, suspected to be linked to Nairobi’s Westgate mall terror attack. The operation could have opposite its intended result of discouraging further attacks. Analysts warn that even earlier successful targeted strikes against Al Shabab, a Somalia-based Islamist militant group, failed to curb the group's capacity to carry out international terror attacks, and that failed missions could...
  • Muslims Must Fight Terrorism

    10/06/2013 10:37:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 6 October 2013 | Safi H. Jannaty
    In his article “Gulf between perception and reality of Muslims” (Oct.3), Aijaz Zaka Syed has once again echoed the feelings of all Muslims around the globe who feel bad about the way the entire community is being blamed for the wrongdoings of a few, who in the name of Islam are wreaking havoc around the world and giving a bad name to Islam and Muslims at large. It is sad to hear and read reports about killings and violence perpetrated by deviant groups who claim to be waging a “holy war.” The writer has rightly stressed that the word Islam...
  • (R.I.P. Tom Clancy) Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy's Novels

    10/02/2013 7:49:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 02, 2013 | Denise Chow
    Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy's Novels Sometimes truth may be stranger than fiction, but for best-selling author Tom Clancy, the two are often more closely paralleled. Clancy died Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the age of 66, but his thrilling, espionage and military-inspired novels helped him become one of the most well-known American authors. From a dramatic Soviet-era defection to a high-profile assassination plot, here are four true stories from Clancy's novels. • The Hunt for Red October Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt for Red October," was published in 1984. The book introduced Clancy's most famous fictional...
  • U.S. Malls on Alert After Al-Shabab Assault in Nairobi

    09/24/2013 11:40:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 24, 2013 | Miranda Green and Eli Lake
    The Department of Homeland Security is urging shopping malls in the United States to increase security in the aftermath of the carnage wrought by al Qaeda’s Somalia affiliate over the weekend in Nairobi. Malachy Kavanagh, a spokesman for the International Council of Shopping Centers, told The Daily Beast on Monday that the department contacted shopping malls Sunday to check on the precautions they were taking against mass shooters. U.S. intelligence officials say there is no specific threat information suggesting that al Qaeda is planning a similar kind of mass shooting in American shopping malls. Nonetheless, security experts worry about copycats....
  • Outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller III tells how 9/11 reshaped FBI mission[Admits Fort Hood terror]

    08/22/2013 9:35:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Thursday, August 22, 3:30 PM | Billy Kenber
    “You have one metric, and that is preventing all attacks. . . . If there’s one attack, you are unsuccessful,” he said. By that measure, the FBI’s record has been stained in recent years by April’s Boston Marathon bombing and by the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., in 2009. Asked what he would consider to be his least-proud moment, Mueller cited those two atrocities. “I hate to lose people, and I would say you feel most pain from what happened in some place like Fort Hood or what happened up in Boston,” he said.
  • New NFL Ban: No Purses, Backpacks, Coolers in Stadiums (Reaction to Boston Bombing)

    08/07/2013 4:44:47 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    BCN ^ | Aug 7, 2013 | Teresa Neumann
    Be forewarned before heading out to watch your favorite teams play this season. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and increased chatter of terrorist attacks, it should come as no surprise that the NFL is clamping down on what fans can bring into stadiums. The NFL Committee on Stadium Security is said to have voted unanimously to institute the new policy which bans purses (not clutches), backpacks, and coolers from stadiums. Instead, only clear gallon bags are allowed. Much like airport security restrictions, there are a host of specifics fans will have to sort out before heading out...
  • Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts

    08/07/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    t wasn’t just any terrorist message that triggered U.S. terror alerts and embassy closures—but a conference call of more than 20 far-flung al Qaeda operatives, Eli Lake and Josh Rogin report. The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region. snip Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned that the discussion...
  • Commander of 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit relieved of command

    07/19/2013 7:08:13 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 87 replies
    Marinecorpstimes | 07.19.13 | Dan Lamothe
    Go read the url http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20130718/CAREERS03/307180027/Commander-22nd-Marine-Expeditionary-Unit-relieved-command
  • Report: Blogger gets visit from cops for Googling “pressure cookers” and “backpacks?”

    08/02/2013 7:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    This story got a lot of buzz on the Internets today, as it seemed to suggest that the dragnetting of America’s phone metadata and browsing habits via Prism by NSA might be resulting in young couples with simultaneous interests in new pressure cookers and backpacking were being raided by armed law enforcement.The blogger in question is Michele Catalano, who some of you may remember from her blog, “A Small Victory,” on which she wrote during the mid-2000s. As the story evolved throughout the day, police released a statement clarifying that it wasn’t NSA’s dragnetting that got her family ensnared but...
  • 60 Terrorist Plots Since 9/11: Continued Lessons in Domestic Counterterrorism

    07/23/2013 7:39:36 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 8 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | July 22, 2013 | Jessica Zuckerman, Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
    Abstract The Heritage Foundation has tracked post-9/11 terrorist plots against the United States in an effort to study the evolving nature of the threat and to garner lessons learned. The best way to protect the United States from terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterprise—and to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. The Boston Marathon bombing was the 59th publicly known terror plot against the United States since 9/11. In a political environment of sequestration on the one hand, and privacy concerns on the other, there are those on both sides of the aisle...
  • How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

    07/12/2013 7:52:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 July 2013 | Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras, Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe
    Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.
  • Officials: How Edward Snowden Could Hurt the U.S.

    06/24/2013 4:08:31 PM PDT · by NCjim · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2013
    As the U.S. intelligence community struggles to complete a damage assessment over the secret information allegedly stolen by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, sources told ABC News there is a growing consensus within the top circles of the U.S. government that the 30-year-old contractor could deal a potentially devastating blow to U.S. national security. ... Before he fled Hawaii for Hong Kong in late May, Snowden allegedly downloaded significant amounts of information about some of the country’s most sensitive secrets — specifically how the U.S. government does surveillance abroad. One source told ABC NEWS that as an information specialist with security...
  • FBI director admits domestic use of drones

    06/19/2013 8:09:22 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 89 replies
    Rusiia Today ^ | 6/19 | rt
    The FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance purposes, the head of the agency told Congress early Wednesday. Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to lawmakers that the FBI owns several unmanned aerial vehicles, but has not adopted any strict policies or guidelines yet to govern the use of the controversial aircraft. “Does the FBI use drones for surveillance on US soil?” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Mr. Mueller during an oversight hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Yes,” Mueller responded bluntly, adding that the FBI’s operation of drones is “very seldom.”...
  • NSA head: Surveillance helped thwart more than 50 terror plots

    06/18/2013 7:15:31 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 18 Jun 13 | Sean Sullivan
    Intelligence officials said Tuesday that the government’s sweeping surveillance efforts have helped thwart “potential terrorist events” more than 50 times since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and the officials detailed two new examples to illustrate the utility of the programs. In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, officials cited a nascent plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange and a case involving an individual providing financial support to an overseas terrorist group.
  • Lindsey Graham: "If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it"

    06/11/2013 12:49:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 82 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 6/11/13 | Chris Moody
    Sen. Lindsey Graham would propose censoring Americans' "snail" mail if he thought it would help protect national security, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday. But for now, he says he doesn't think it's necessary. Faced with questions about the disclosure that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone and email records of citizens, Graham pointed to a World War II-era program in which the federal government censored mail. He said it was appropriate at the time and that he would support reinstating the program if it aided security efforts. "In World War II, the mentality of the public was...
  • NSA Whistleblower Speaks Out on Verizon, PRISM, and the Utah Data Center

    06/07/2013 9:09:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    Libertas Institute ^ | June 7, 2013 | William Binney (interview)
    Editor’s note: The following is a lightly-edited transcription of an interview with William Binney, a former employee with the NSA who after over 30 years with the agency quit and became a whistleblower, bringing to light many of their illegal activities and mass surveillance of American citizens. Libertas Institute: Please describe your work experience with the NSA. William Binney: For approximately 28 years, I was primarily involved in breaking codes and dealing with ciphers and data systems and solving those, and working with data, trying to do threat assessment with all of that data that we had. After a while,...
  • TSA removes ‘nude scanners’ from airports

    06/03/2013 10:39:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2013, 8:00 a.m. | Hugo Martin
    The “nude scanners” are gone. The full-body scanners that used X-rays to create what looks like a nude image of passengers have been packed away and removed from airports across the country. The 250 or so machines were removed about two weeks ago, before the June 1 deadline set by Congress. But privacy advocates aren’t satisfied, noting that the Transportation Security Administration is still using full-body scanners that employ a different technology. … The TSA now relies solely on millimeter wave scanners, which previously generated similar nude images but have been upgraded to portray a generic figure on which they...
  • Obama’s Defense Policy Speech Was Untrue, Incoherent, Foolish, and Dangerous

    05/31/2013 1:01:31 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 12 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 5/31/13 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    President Barack Obama is abysmally ignorant of what every first year ROTC student knows, that is, war only ends when the enemy no longer has the motivation and/or capability to continue the war. The president’s ignorance was embarrassingly on display in his May 23rd National Defense University counterterrorism policy speech. This speech was untrue, incoherent, foolish, and dangerous. With appropriate deference for this concept to the master warfare theoretician, Carl von Clausewitz and his seminal work, On War, war reduced to the most fundamental equation is: MOTIVATION(S) + CAPABILITY = WAR. Various historical war motivations or causes have been religious,...
  • Obama’s Cynical War Speech

    05/26/2013 5:25:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/25/2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Two plus two equals five. I mean, I really want it to be five. So let’s just pretend it’s five and, before you know it, it’ll be five. After all, we are the ones (or is it the fives?) we’ve been waiting for. My narrow-minded opponents, stuck in the mathematics of a bygone time, would have us make a false choice between elementary addition and our values. But as James Madison or James Rosen or somebody said, “The arc of arithmetic is long, but it bends toward, um . . . five.” That, it seemed to me, was about what...
  • Obama Heckled. 'Let Me Finish, Ma'am,' President Responds.

    05/23/2013 12:32:42 PM PDT · by oxcart · 41 replies
    Weeklystandard.com ^ | 05/23/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama was heckled during his national security speech today: "Why don't you sit down," the president told the heckler. "You should let me finish my sentence. Code Pink's Medea Benjamin. video, c/o Drudge
  • MSNBC consensus: Obama’s speech was historic, amazing, “one of the best of his presidency”

    05/24/2013 1:56:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 24, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    In case you missed it, Allahpundit had President Obama’s number on the recycled rehash that was his ‘big speech’ yesterday — which was epic only in the sense that it was an egregious nothingburger of bromides about what we’re told are President Foreign Policy’s miraculous yet still oddly unmaterialized abilities to move us drastically closer to world peace. But, if we could count on anybody to still be gushing about it more than six hours later, we know where to look. I have to give the president some credit: It was of course nothing doing to dissuade conservatives from the...
  • Pressure Cooker Discovered At Dearborn Hotel (Univ. of Muslim Assoc. of America banquet canceled)

    05/27/2013 4:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    WWJ-TV ^ | May 27, 2013
    DEARBORN-Police in Dearborn are trying to understand why a pressure cooker was left in the restroom of the Adoba Hotel, forcing the evacuation of guests until the early morning hours. The evacuation also canceled Sunday night’s banquet of the University of Muslim Association of America. Asgar Zaidi of Washington D.C. has been attending the organization’s conference for the past 11 years. He says it’s the first time it’s ever been held in Dearborn. “We all look forward to this time of year, Memorial Day weekend … we have fun, we learn and it’s just disheartening to see this type of...
  • Woolwich attack: Cameron under fire as MI5 terrorism blunders emerge

    05/26/2013 6:26:18 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 16 replies
    The Telegraph (England) ^ | May 26, 2013 | By Steven Swinford, and Christopher Hope
    David Cameron visited MI5 headquarters to thank spies for their work on the Woolwich terror case a day the after murder of Drummer Lee Rigby despite concerns about the failings of security services.
  • Keeping Tabs (Mark Steyn)

    05/26/2013 8:32:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/26/2013 | Mark Steyn
    In his big speech the other day, President Obama said, “Much of our best counterterrorism cooperation results in the gathering and sharing of intelligence.” And much of the gathering and sharing results in …nothing. The Woolwich butcher was deported from Kenya on suspicion of terrorism and captured on video calling for the beheading of British soldiers …but that didn’t prevent him beheading a British soldier. Just as Tamerlan Tsarnaev was brought to the US Government’s attention by the Russians, but that didn’t prevent him blowing up the Boston Marathon. And the Pantybomber was fingered by his own dad to the...
  • U.K. Beheading Shows: It's Time To Fight the Doctrine of Jihad

    05/24/2013 6:05:10 AM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 23, 2013 | Tarek Fatah
    When buses and trains exploded on 7/7 in London, the objective of the suicide bombers was to sow fear and terror in the very soul of the British people. In that the jihadis were successful. One would have expected the British authorities to not just hunt down the terrorists, but also to fight the cancer of Islamism that lies at the ideological roots of jihadi terrorism. Instead, successive governments in London have tried to pussyfoot around the challenge, hoping the jihadi terrorists and their ideology would melt away with time as Downing Street funded so-called "moderate" Muslim groups and "former"...
  • Remarks of President Barack Obama - National Defense University

    05/23/2013 3:05:30 PM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    The White House ^ | May 23, 2013 | Office of the Press Secretary
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 23, 2013 Remarks of President Barack Obama It’s an honor to return to the National Defense University. Here, at Fort McNair, Americans have served in uniform since 1791– standing guard in the early days of the Republic, and contemplating the future of warfare here in the 21st century. For over two centuries, the United States has been bound together by founding documents that defined who we are as Americans, and served as our compass through every type of change. Matters of war and peace are no different. Americans...
  • Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the President's Speech on Counterterrorism

    05/23/2013 2:44:47 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    The White House ^ | May 23, 2013 | Office of the Press Secretary
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 23, 2013 Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the President's Speech on Counterterrorism Via Conference Call 12:03 P.M. EDT MS. HAYDEN: Hi, guys. Thanks for joining, and apologies for a slight delay. We're here talking today about the speech the President is about to give at 2:00 p.m. at National Defense University on counterterrorism. This call is on background, attributable to senior administration officials. This call is embargoed until 2:00 p.m. when the President speaks. We actually don't have a lot of time so we'll go ahead...
  • Obama speech on counterterrorism--LIVE THREAD

    05/23/2013 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 464 replies
    oBAMA ON CSPAN NOW.
  • Stratfor Email: Brennan Behind 'Witch Hunt' of Journalists Reporting Leaks

    05/22/2013 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/22/13 | Kerry Picket
    An obscure November 2012 Wikileaks email dump points to former White House counterterrorism adviser and now-CIA chief John Brennan as the person behind the “witch hunt” of journalists who reported unflattering Obama administration leaks. A little over a week after President Barack Obama’s reelection, Wikileaks released an email dump of global intelligence files from the private intelligence company Stratfor. One particular email, dated September 21, 2010 discussed President Obama’s “Leak Investigations.”
  • Shock claim: Obama picks Muslim for CIA chief

    02/10/2013 2:33:02 PM PST · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    WND ^ | February 10, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    Former FBI expert claims John Brennan converted to Islam One of the FBI’s former top experts on Islam has announced that President Obama’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, converted to Islam years ago in Saudi Arabia. As WND has reported, former FBI Islam expert John Guandolo has long warned that the federal government is being infiltrated by members of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. But Guandolo now warns that by appointing Brennan to CIA director, Obama has not only chosen a man “naďve” to these infiltrations, but also picked a candidate who is himself a Muslim. “Mr....
  • Drones, Guantanamo part of broad Obama counterterrorism speech

    05/23/2013 6:38:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2013 | Stephanie Condon
    President Obama on Thursday will deliver a major speech on his counterterrorism policies, addressing everything from drone strikes and the status of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, to continuing efforts to fight al Qaeda and the legal framework for the continuing "war on terror." In the substantive speech to be delivered at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., Mr. Obama will announce plans to restart transfers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners to third countries. Before their transfer, the prisoners would have to be cleared for release, and the U.S. would have to be satisfied that an oversight and monitoring program...
  • FBI arrests Minnesota man believed to be plotting terror attack

    05/06/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 40 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 05/06/2013 | Foxnews
    <p>The FBI has taken into custody a Minnesota man who was believed to be plotting a terrorist attack. Buford Rogers, 24, of Montevideo, was arrested Friday after authorities searched his home and found guns and explosive devices, according to an FBI news release.</p>
  • Whistleblower: Hillary cut State’s counter-terrorism bureau out of Benghazi loop

    05/06/2013 6:48:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    In the previous post, I noted that Darrell Issa’s witnesses in the House Oversight hearings on Benghazi would make life difficult for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Fox News reported late yesterday that one witness in particular will testify that Hillary purposefully cut out of the loop the State Department’s bureau for counter-terrorism as Benghazi burned — which will prompt all sorts of questions as to why any Secretary of State would make that decision: On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and...
  • Benghazi Witness: 'You Should Have Seen What (Clinton) Tried to Do to Us That Night'

    05/06/2013 7:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/6/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Mark I. Thompson will make the allegation that Hillary Clinton "tried to cut the department's own counter-terrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making" as they responded to the Benghazi attacks. Thompson is a former Marine and the current deputy coordinator for operations in the agency's counter terrorism bureau. He will appear before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday to testify about the Benghazi attacks. Fox News is also reporting that ANOTHER official from counteroffensive made the same allegation "about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October." "You should...
  • Number Of Names On U.S. Counter-Terrorism Database Jumps

    05/03/2013 3:11:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3,2013 | Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The number of names on a highly classified U.S. central database used to track suspected terrorists has jumped to 875,000 from 540,000 only five years ago, a U.S. official familiar with the matter said.
  • Michael McCaul (R-Texas) Announces Hearing on Boston Bombings

    05/01/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 13 replies
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) today announced a hearing, scheduled for May 9, to examine the Boston bombings and the implications for homeland security. Chairman McCaul: “Two weeks ago, our country was attacked by radical Islamist terrorists. Four lives were lost and hundreds of others were forever changed. As our nation recovers, it is imperative that we understand what happened, what signs may have been missed and what we can improve. “The Committee is currently examining the events leading up to the attack on our homeland, the genesis of this plot and the...
  • Obama’s scrub of Muslim terms under question; common links in attacks

    04/26/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The White House issued an edict to scrub all law enforcement, intelligence and military teachings on Islam. The FBI ended up discarding pages of information that warned about the threat from the Brotherhood.... “There is no strategy in the FBI,” he told The Times. “At FBI headquarters, it is a daily fire drill. The threats come in, and they run around to deal with them and run them down. But because none of it can have anything to do with the Muslim Brotherhood’s movement in the U.S. or Islam, they never address the root cause and common investigative realities.”
  • Is Obama trying to spin the Boston bombing to whitewash the Islamist threat?

    04/25/2013 6:40:21 PM PDT · by forty_years · 21 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | April 25, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    President Obama and his lackeys in government still insist that the Fort Hood massacre was a case of "'workplace violence,' despite mountains of evidence [that] clearly proves the Fort Hood shooting was an act of terror." Is the Obama administration now taking the same course with the Boston bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev? How did our national security apparatus allow these brothers to slip under the radar? Two men murdered three people and injured over 175 at an international event in a great American city, and "avoid[ed] capture for three days." The daily activities of 1 million people were...