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  • Kenya: Jihad torture and jihad denial (Geller demands U.S. government stop importing jihadists)

    10/01/2013 5:39:38 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | September 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    “They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood.” So reported the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail also reported that “the Muslims who stormed the Kenyan shopping mall reportedly burnt victims’ faces and cut off their hands in an attempt to conceal their identities before piling the bodies up by the main door to slow the progress of the rescue teams. One security officer said the mall had been turned into a slaughterhouse (an abattoir) within half an hour as the jihadists went...
  • Al-Qaeda's how-to guide for using surface-to-air missiles found in Mali

    08/13/2013 5:56:30 AM PDT · by EBH · 46 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 06/12/13 | Sarah Titterton
    The 26-page document in Arabic, recovered by The Associated Press in a building that had been occupied by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Timbuktu, strongly suggests the group now possesses the SA-7 surface-to-air missile, known to the Pentagon as the Grail, according to terrorism specialists. It confirms that the al-Qaeda cell is actively training its fighters to use these weapons, also called man-portable air-defense systems, or MANPADS, which likely came from the arms depots of late Libya dictator Muammar Gaddafi. "The existence of what apparently constitutes a 'Dummies Guide to MANPADS' is strong circumstantial evidence of al-Qaeda in the...
  • Obama 'deeply concerned' by Egyptian military's removal of Morsi

    07/03/2013 4:13:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 120 replies
    politico44 ^ | 7/3/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama is "deeply concerned" by the Egyptian Armed Forces' decision to remove President Mohamed Morsi from power Wednesday and hopes to see the military quickly return authority to a democratic government. "The United States is monitoring the very fluid situation in Egypt, and we believe that ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people," Obama said in a statement released nearly four hours after the Egyptian military announced it had removed Morsi from his post. Obama spent part of the afternoon leading a meeting in the Situation Room with members of his national...
  • Algeria in Jihadi Flames

    01/18/2013 11:03:43 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    FrontPageMag.Com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    Emboldened by America’s projection of weakness abroad, Islamists apparently linked to al-Qaeda reportedly continue to hold about 40 foreign hostages including seven Americans seized Wednesday at a natural gas field in Algeria.At press time, conflicting media reports had been emerging from the region. Some claimed that the hostages have been freed; others, that several hostages have been killed. The mass kidnapping at a BP (formerly British Petroleum) gas site near the Libyan border, which may very well have been accomplished with U.S.-supplied weapons left over from the ouster of the late Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, seems to be a...
  • The Worst News from Benghazi

    11/05/2012 12:26:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2012 | James Lewis
    It is now apparent that the president of the United States countermanded standing Pentagon orders to help American personnel under attack. Ambassador Stevens and three others were left to die without AC-130 Spectres and rescue teams that are always on standby in the Africom theater. Only the White House could have countermanded those standing orders, and we know that POTUS had an emergency meeting with Panetta and Hillary within 55 minutes of the start of the attack. AFRICOM's General Carter F. Ham was fired -- presumably for wanting to rescue the Americans under fire. Ambassador Stevens and his people were...
  • Behind crisis in Benghazi, a lack of firepower

    11/05/2012 12:20:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2012 | By Rowan Scarborough
    As Americans fought for their lives in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagon’s options for direct intervention were narrowed to one: a fleet of F-16 fighters parked across the Mediterranean at NATO's air base in Aviano, Italy. How the best military in the world came to having only one real choice in a terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. citizens is the story of an ill-equipped commander. U.S. Africa Command, which oversees military options in North Africa, had no access to AC-130 gunships or to armed drones, such as the Predator, that could have killed...
  • Bulgarian press names bomber: Mehdi Ghezali (former Gitmo detainee)

    07/19/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 19, 2012
    Bulgarian media on Thursday named the suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing five Israelis and a local bus driver, in the Black Sea resort of Burgas on Wednesday as 36-year-old Mehdi Ghezali. Ghezali reportedly arrived in Bulgaria five weeks before the bombing and arrived at the airport via taxi, Channel 2 reported. He was also reportedly given the bomb by someone else, but no further details were provided. [Snip] Ghezali has a Wikipedia page, which describes him as a Swedish citizen, with Algerian and Finnish origins. He had been held at the US’s...
  • Watching Now Katie Pavlich On CSPAN 2 Drops Bombshell

    06/23/2012 7:38:59 PM PDT · by Dysart · 96 replies
    6-23-12
    Watching Pavlich interview with Major Garrett on CSPAN2, watch it now or catch the replay. She just said that there were three weapons recovered at the scene, not two, and she strongly suspects that the murder of Brian Terry was a paid government confidential informant. Now, I think we know why Obama-Holder wants to keep this evidence out of the public domain. Also, she points out for the slow that it's implied that the justice dept knew many Mexicans would be killed by putting these powerful weapons in the hands of cartel killers, but were considered essentially (my words) acceptable...
  • DOJ Secretly Drops Terrorism Charges In Taliban Case

    06/19/2012 12:02:32 PM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 5 replies
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/ ^ | June 19, 2012 | The Judicial Watch Blog
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) refuses to explain why it has abruptly dropped terrorism charges against a member of a Middle Eastern family indicted in south Florida last year with providing material support for the Pakistani Taliban. In all, six people were charged with sending tens of thousands of dollars to the terrorist organization, which is associated with Al-Qaeda and has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against American interests, including a 2009 suicide bombing at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The ringleader in this case is a Pakistani imam (Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan) who ran a mosque in...
  • LIBERALS TWEET FOR WALKER'S ASSASSINATION

    06/06/2012 9:57:58 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 48 replies
    Times 24/7 ^ | June 6, 2012
    Liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker: @DONTTouchTheFRO: They gonna JFK Scott Walker. Shoot his mfn head off BANG BANG!!! *chief keef voice*... @SeXXX_Symbol_: Somebody need to Abe Lincoln Scott Walker cave frog lookin ass. @realwesleywess: Someone from the NRA should shoot Scott Walker in the head @caleb_white: Scott walker will die within the next week ive already payed for the hit ... They are also threatening Gov. Walker’s wife and son: @SwaggedTf_Out: NBS I Know What School Scott Walker Son Go To
  • Fast and Furious: Wiretap documents confirm senior Justice officials knew about “gun walking”

    06/05/2012 12:19:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/5/12 | John Hayward
    It’s becoming increasingly clear why Attorney General Eric Holder is so reluctant to hand over subpoenaed documents to Congressional investigators. Today, House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote Holder to discuss some wiretaps related to Operation Fast and Furious, the deadly Obama Administration program that put American guns into the hands of Mexican cartel killers. Holder has always maintained that he and his top deputies were unaware of the outrageous methods employed in Fast and Furious, which involved “walking” American guns across the border, ostensibly to trap cartel bigwigs with firearms charges. No serious effort was made to track...
  • Syrian opposition gets shoulder-fired missiles, Gadhafi's lost supplies also turning up

    05/20/2012 12:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/19/12 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – There remains frustration in trying to track down up to 20,000 missing shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles taken out of the bunkers during the waning days of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Now that they have disappeared, and despite a U.S. program worth tens of millions of dollars to try and relocate them, only 5,000 have been turned in. Concern is that many of them were acquired by al-Qaida elements in Libya and surrounding countries. Increasingly, intelligence sources also are seeing these weapons wind up in the hands of...
  • Katie Pavlich, Fast & Furious BS, and Generation Scary

    04/22/2012 5:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Doug Giles
    If you’re looking for light summer beach reading then do not, I repeat … do not … buy Katie Pavlich’s disturbing new book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up. Further, if you want to live undisturbed in Obama la-la-land, you need to put your tennis shoes on and run away from this tome. Indeed, Pollyanna, this book will smash all the windows of your enchanted little cottage and grind your rose-colored Obama glasses into powder. Fast & Furious parlays into the public arena the scurrilous way the ATF, at the behest of the DOJ, allowed...
  • Guantanamo prisoners get new, larger soccer field

    02/29/2012 3:54:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Updated: 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
    <p>Some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new, larger soccer field to help keep them occupied...</p> <p>The U.S. military has nearly completed a new recreation yard in Camp 6, the camp where more than 80 percent of the 171 prisoners are held. Besides a soccer field, it will have a walking trail and exercise equipment. Screened fences block the view of the nearby Caribbean Sea.</p>
  • Holder’s OIG ’Gunwalker’ investigation passes historic milestone today

    12/28/2011 4:20:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 December, 2011 | David Codrea
    Exceeds time it took Warren Commission to produce report on JFK murder “I will certainly await the report that comes out of the inspector general and I will assure you and the American people that people will be held accountable for any mistakes that were made in connection with Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Eric Holder testified in a November 8 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. This leads to the questions of why it’s taking so long, and if the end result will be indicative of the self-serving stonewalling and foot-dragging the Department of Justice has exhibited throughout congressional investigations of...
  • Impeach Holder and DOJ Officials for DOJ Lies

    12/10/2011 12:01:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | December 10, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    This week in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down, then tripled down, on Fast and Furious. He dug in, fought back, and pretended nothing is systemically wrong inside his Justice Department. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) even accused him of potential contempt of Congress, a crime (2 U.S.C. 192). Holder’s testimony was not merely shameful, it was a maturing manifestation of a lawlessness which I first warned about in July of 2010 when I testified about the New Black Panther dismissal. Small acts of lawlessness have given way to larger ones. In the radio...
  • Islamic terrorists plot to attack U.S. from Mexico

    12/10/2011 12:28:19 PM PST · by LSUfan · 62 replies · 4+ views
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 10 Dec 11 | Jim Kouri
    Terrorists from several Middle Eastern groups have infiltrated Latin American countries -- especially Mexico -- in order to plot and carry out attacks against the United States, according to an alarming exposé broadcast this week by the world’s largest Spanish news network.
  • Eric Holder's New Scandal: Money Laundering For Cartels

    12/07/2011 6:39:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 7, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: The House committee probing government gun-running now sets it sights on possible money-laundering involving drug cartel funds run in the name of drug enforcement. Why should we believe DOJ this time? It's an old adage that when investigating criminal activity you should follow the money. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has announced an investigation into a money-laundering operation allegedly run by the Drug Enforcement Administration. We may need to follow the people following the money. Just as Fast and Furious was allegedly intended to track and interdict gun-trafficking into Mexico, this operation,...
  • Obama administration spent $200 million to elect radical Islamists in Egypt

    12/06/2011 9:19:18 AM PST · by Righting · 15 replies
    LibertyNewsOnline / NewsMax ^ | 12-06-2011 | Margaret Menge
    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SPENT $200 MILLION TO ELECT RADICAL ISLAMISTS IN EGYPT 12-06-2011 7:53 am - Margaret Menge - NewsMax.com The Obama administration spent some $200 million on democracy building in the lead-up to the elections this week in Egypt. But with 65 percent of the vote going to Islamist candidates, it doesn’t appear the money
  • D.E.A. Launders Mexican Profits of Drug Cartels

    12/03/2011 7:52:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 3, 2011 | GINGER THOMPSON
    WASHINGTON — Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials. The agents, primarily with the Drug Enforcement Administration, have handled shipments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal cash across borders, those officials said, to identify how criminal organizations move their money, where they keep their assets and, most important, who their leaders are. They said agents had deposited the drug proceeds in accounts designated by traffickers, or in shell accounts set...
  • Armed illegals stalked Border Patrol

    11/22/2011 8:05:41 PM PST · by granite · 120 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Five illegal immigrants armed with at least two AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles were hunting for U.S. Border Patrol agents near a desert watering hole known as Mesquite Seep just north of the Arizona-Mexico border when a firefight erupted and one U.S. agent was killed, records show.</p>
  • Fast and Furious: Case Files on Terry Murder Have Disappeared, Gone

    11/15/2011 6:26:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/11 | Katie Pavlich
    The Arizona Daily Star's Tim Stellar is reporting the federal case file against illegal Mexican bandits accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, has disappeared. The case against the alleged killers of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has disappeared from federal court records, apparently sealed by a federal judge. In May, federal prosecutors won an indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes and others, and they announced it with a press release. Only Osorio-Arellanes’ name was visible in the indictment, but there were blacked-out words where other defendants’ names go. Osorio-Arellanes was charged with second-degree murder and was not considered the likely...
  • 83 victims, family members seek $750M for ‘preventable’ Fort Hood tragedy

    11/11/2011 6:02:46 AM PST · by jpl · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday November 10, 2011 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Eighty-three victims and family members in the worst-ever mass shooting at a U.S. military installation are seeking $750 million in compensation from the Army, alleging that willful negligence enabled psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan to carry out a terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas. The administrative claims filed last week said the government had clear warnings that Hasan, who is scheduled to go on trial in March, posed a grave danger to the lives of soldiers and civilians.
  • Napolitano and Clinton ‘Gunwalker’ reactions simply not credible

    11/02/2011 4:31:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 November, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Congressional Republicans are trying to expand the scope of questions over the disastrous ATF gun-sting operation ‘Fast and Furious’ to Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano, asking her why she never investigated even after suspected guns showed up at the scene of a dead U.S. Border Patrol agent,” The Washington Times reports. “Napolitano responded that her immediate concern was finding the killers of Agent Brian Terry and that she didn't know until the spring of this year that there were indications his death involved weapons that were part of the federal gun trafficking probe,” Politico explains. The first day of...
  • Mexican drug suspect: U.S. gave me immunity [Fast & Furious]

    10/26/2011 10:29:01 AM PDT · by brityank · 31 replies
    CBS News - The Early Show ^ | October 26, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson - CBS
    Mexican drug suspect: U.S. gave me immunityBy Sharyl Attkisson(CBS News) A Mexican drug suspect awaiting trial in Chicago is making a startling claim. He insists he can't be prosecuted because he worked as an informant and had a secret immunity deal with the U.S. government. ATF Fast and Furious investigationNapolitano testifies on ATF Fast and Furious: "We're waiting for the Inspector General"For more on this investigation, visit CBS News Investigates Prosecutors say Vicente Zambada-Niebla oversaw drug running on a massive scale into the U.S. But now, from behind bars at a maximum security prison in Chicago, he's making his...
  • Is The FBI Suppressing Evidence? (gunwalker)

    10/19/2011 5:08:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 16 October, 2011 | John Richardson
    Is The FBI Suppressing Evidence? In a follow-up to this morning's Face The Nation interview of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) about Operation Fast and Furious, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson reports that the committee will be asking for more information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Issa said this morning that the family of Agent Terry was told by agents attending his funeral that there were three firearms found at the murder scene. Documents released to the committee only mentioned two weapons linked to Operation Fast and Furious. Issa wants...
  • State Dept Considering 5,662 'Diversity Visa' Applicants from Terror States

    10/12/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-11-11 | Elizabeth Harrington
    As part of its 2012 Diversity Visa program, the U.S. State Department is considering 5,662 applicants from countries deemed ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ – Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba. In 2011, the State Department awarded 2,427 Diversity Visas to people from Iran, Syria and Sudan -- 1,842 for Iran; 553 for Sudan; and 32 for Syria.
  • Eric Holder & Operation Fast & Furious - A national travesty & crime against the Republic

    10/11/2011 1:19:54 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 94 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | October 11, 2011 | Jeff Head
    Operation Fast and Furious was a BATF led operation that sold guns to the drug lords in Mexico through intermediaries in a supposed attempt to track the guns and the channels feeding the drug lords. Trouble is, the program actually put over 2000 high powerewd rifles, including 50 caliber sniper rifles, into the hands of the Drug Lords and was not effectively tracking them. Over 1500 of them are still "missing." Ultimately, the Gun Stores involved and the agents themselves became whistleblowers because of their concerns that our own government was, in effect, arming the Mexican Drug Cartels. As a...
  • Fast and Furious weapons found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home

    10/08/2011 8:42:23 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad...
  • U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel

    10/04/2011 8:17:02 AM PDT · by thouworm · 42 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | 10-04-2011 | Sibel Edmonds & Bill Conroy
    Media Cover Up: U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel Tuesday, 4. October 2011 Mainstream Media Assists Government in Cloaking Evidence of an Ugly Duplicity in the So-Called Drug War On Saturday, October 1, 2011, investigative journalist Bill Conroy of the Narcosphere reported scandalous and highly troubling new developments in the criminal case against accused Mexican narco-trafficker Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla. The breaking story unravels the U.S. governmentÂ’s ugly national-security interests in the drug war by exposing a quid pro quo deal between the US government and the most powerful international narco-trafficking organization...
  • Friday night F&F document dump shows “extensive” communication with White House

    10/01/2011 8:19:34 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:15 am on October 1, 2011 | by Ed Morrissey
    When a White House dumps documents late on a Friday, it’s not because they aren’t newsworthy. It’s usually because they’re embarrassing, or potentially incriminating. Yesterday we got an almost perfect example of the art when the Obama administration finally released selected documents on the Fast & Furious scandal that prove “extensive” communications between the ATF’s field office and the White House on the deadly project: Late Friday, the White House turned over new documents in the Congressional investigation into the ATF “Fast and Furious” gunwalking scandal. The documents show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix...
  • Did Sen. Patrick Leahy obstruct Gunwalker investigation?

    09/25/2011 11:30:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-25-11 | DrJohn
    Recordings released via CBS reporter Sharyl Atkisson offer many disturbing comments regarding the Gunwalker scandal. Weapons dealer Andre Howard is speaking with ATF agent Hope McAlister. On one of the recordings it is suggested that putting a private investigator on Senator Chuck Grassley could help diminish Grassley's enthusiasm for the Gunwalker investigation: EXCERPT 2 Dealer: Until something else happens they're not stupid, Hope, they connect the dots. Agent: No and you know and all that's fine if Senator Grassley wants to come in and tell us show us how to work these cases more efficiently more effectively by all means....
  • Bill Clinton: Rick Perry's like Israeli 'militants'

    09/22/2011 3:32:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/22/11 | TIM MAK
    Former President Bill Clinton suggested Thursday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was ideologically in line with “militant subgroups in Israel” and was too willing to let the Jewish state do whatever it wants. Asked about Perry’s recent strongly pro-Israel comments, Clinton said the 2012 Republican hopeful’s stance was “good politics.” “Rick Perry — that’s my culture, you know? I’m from next door,” the Arkansas native said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “There’s an enormous reservoir of support for Israel in the Christian evangelical community, and a lot of them believe — as some of the more militant subgroups do — that...
  • Issa Confirms 200 Mexicans Killed by Fast and Furious Weapons

    09/21/2011 3:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 21, 2011 | M Catharine Evans
    The cover-up of Fast and Furious is unraveling at breakneck speed. As a result of the ongoing investigation by Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, the LA Times and Townhall.com are both reporting Mexico has been kept in the dark about the deadly fallout of the botched operation. While information about the mounting carnage trickles out, a black cloud has descended over the White House, the DOJ and American-Mexican relations. From Townhall.com: "I would be remiss if I didn't mention, as the Attorney General in Mexico is so concerned, she's made the point that at least 200...
  • Report: Palestinians within two votes on UN Security Council of forcing Obama veto

    09/20/2011 9:10:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 0:09 pm on September 20, 2011 | Allahpundit
    The bad news? This will undo any bit of goodwill we might have earned by siding with the people against their governments during the Arab Spring. The good news? The next big apology speech O gives in Cairo is shaping up to be a doozy. Palestinian officials have so far enlisted the support of at least six or seven members of the 15-member Security Council in their bid to gain United Nations recognition as a sovereign state, a senior official said Tuesday…For any decision to pass in the 15-member Council, nine affirmative votes are needed, as well as no veto...
  • From Israel to New York - Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led Palestine UN Vote

    09/20/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 20, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    From Israel to New York - Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led Palestine UN Vote By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- September 20, 2011 .... Thousands of Jewish and Christian protesters are taking to the streets in Jerusalem and in New York to protest a UN vote on the creation of a Hamas led Palestine. Just south of the UN, Rabbi Avi Weiss and 50 other demonstrators protested the PA's request to the UN for unilateral statehood. The protest was sponsored by AMCHA - Coalition for Jewish Concerns. Six people were arrested and charged by NYPD with disorderly...
  • Obama aims to salvage mid-east peace crisis

    09/20/2011 11:47:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 20/9/11 | Bradley Klapper And Matthew Lee
    NEW YORK -The Obama administration insisted Monday there was still time to avert a divisive showdown over Palestinian statehood, ignoring President Mahmoud Abbas' defiant pledge to take his government's case to the United Nations and reaching out to Western allies in the hopes of a last-ditch compromise. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. was engaged in "extremely intensive" diplomacy with Israel, the Palestinians and the other governments gathered in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting. A statement from the U.S. and other key Mideast peace negotiators on a possible path forward appeared to be...
  • Attorney General in Mexico: 200 Murders Result of Operation Fast and Furious

    09/20/2011 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9//20/11 | Katie Pavlich
    In a conference call this morning with Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, reporters were told the Attorney General in Mexico has confirmed at least 200 murders south of the border happened as a result of Operation Fast and Furious. Eleven crimes in the United States have been linked to Operation Fast and Furious up to this point. Issa said he expects as the investigation in the operation continues, more crimes connected to Fast and Furious will come to light and be exposed. This is not surprising, considering out of 2500 weapons the Obama Justice Department allowed to...
  • ATF Fast and Furious secret audio recordings hint at cover-up

    09/19/2011 11:24:49 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    WASHINGTON - "Watch your back," the gun dealer warns the ATF Agent in an audio recording obtained by CBS News. The secretly recorded conversations are between the primary gun dealer cooperating with ATF in its "Fast and Furious" operation, Andre Howard, and lead case ATF agent Hope MacAllister. Howard owns Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Arizona. Secret recordings raise new questions in AFT 'Gunwalker' case As CBS News first reported last February, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to "walk" onto the streets without interdiction into the hands of suspected traffickers for...
  • Mother of 4 terrorist murderers chosen by the PA to launch statehood campaign

    09/18/2011 10:15:01 PM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies
    palwatch ^ | 9/18/11
    Mother of 4 terrorist murderers chosen by the PA to launch statehood campaign by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN. In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah and to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. [Al-Ayyam, Sept. 9, 2011]   [PA TV News, Sept. 8, 2011]  ...
  • Shaath: US proposal convinced Abbas to pursue UN bid

    RAMALLAH — A United States proposal aimed at convincing Palestinians to withdraw their statehood bid at the United Nations and return to the negotiations table was the "last straw," and convinced Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that appealing to the Security Council was the best option, Fatah official Nabil Shaath told reporters in Ramallah. According to Shaath, the American proposal, which was delivered at the last minute by US envoys David Hale and Dennis Ross, did not mention a moratorium on settlement construction or the status of existing settlements.
  • Gunwalker Linked to Three More Murders

    09/17/2011 3:38:39 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sep 15, 2011 | Bob Owens
    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has revealed a recent document submitted by the Department of Justice to congressional investigators. The document shows that guns linked to Operation Fast and Furious are responsible for at least three more murders in addition to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry: Weapons linked to ATF’s controversial “Fast and Furious” operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide. According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), the...
  • 3 more murders linked to Gunwalker

    09/14/2011 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 52 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | September 14, 2011 4:57 PM | By Sharyl Attkisson
    Weapons linked to ATF's controversial "Fast and Furious" operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide. According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the disclosed incidents may be only a partial list of violent crimes linked to Fast and Furious weapons because "ATF has not conducted a comprehensive independent investigation." When added to the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the U.S., the newly-revealed murders in...
  • BREAKING: Third Fast & Furious gun at Terry murder scene covered up

    09/10/2011 1:57:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 September, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Fox News is reporting that a third gun apparently found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was linked to Operation Fast and Furious, but its existence may have been deliberately concealed by the FBI to protect the identity of an informant “who works inside a major Mexican cartel.” That informant, according to the report by Fox reporter William Lajuenesse, “provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.” This tends to support statements made by Kenneth Melson, former acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to congressional investigators in a...
  • Heat-Seeking Missiles Are Missing From Libyan Arms Stockpile (Obama punked by his Al Qaeda buddies)

    09/08/2011 4:09:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/8/11 | ROD NORDLAND and C. J. CHIVERS
    The sign on the wall reads “Schoolbook Printing and Storage Warehouse,” but the fact that the double gates in the wall have been crudely ripped off suggests that something more interesting might be inside. It turns out that the only books to be found in any of the three large buildings in the walled compound are manuals — how to fire rocket launchers and wire-guided missiles, among others. The buildings are actually disguised warehouses full of munitions — mortar shells, artillery rounds, anti-tank missiles and more — thousands of pieces of military ordnance that are completely unguarded more than two...
  • U.S. Senator seeks to cut aid to elite IDF units operating in West Bank and Gaza

    08/15/2011 9:47:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/15/11 | Barak Ravid
    U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is promoting a bill to suspend U.S. assistance to three elite Israel Defense Forces units, alleging they are involved in human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Leahy, a Democrat and senior member of the U.S. Senate, wants assistance withheld from the Israel Navy's Shayetet 13 unit, the undercover Duvdevan unit and the Israel Air Force's Shaldag unit. (Snip) According to a senior Israeli official in Jerusalem, Leahy began promoting the legislation in recent months after he was approached by voters in his home state of Vermont.
  • Obama DOJ Gave Cartel Enough Guns to Arm a Marine Regiment

    07/27/2011 5:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “These guns went to ruthless criminals,” Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico said in testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday regarding the scandal-plagued Operation Fast and Furious. “It’s alleged that over 2,000 guns were trafficked in this investigation. To put that in context, upon information and belief, the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment has approximately 2,500 rangers. That means that as a result of this investigation, the Sinaloa cartel may have received almost as many guns that are needed to arm the entire regiment. Out of these 2,000 weapons, 34 were .50-caliber sniper rifles. That is approximately the number of...
  • Issa: Obama admin intimidating witnesses in ATF gun probe

    07/26/2011 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2011 | By Stephen Dinan and Chuck Neubauer
    The Obama administration sought to intimidate witnesses into not testifying to Congress on Tuesday about whether ATF knowingly allowed weapons, including assault rifles, to be “walked” into Mexico, the chairman of a House committee investigating the program said in an interview Monday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said at least two scheduled witnesses expected to be asked about a controversial weapons investigation known as “Fast and Furious”received warning letters from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to limit their testimony. Mr. Issa's committee is set to hear testimony from six current...
  • Israel sees Libya as new source of arms for Gaza

    07/21/2011 7:42:33 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 7 replies
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Libya has become a new source of smuggled weaponry for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. With eastern Libya largely held by rebels who rose up against Muammar Gaddafi in February, arms were being brought across the border, through neighboring Egypt, to the Islamist Hamas-ruled territory, Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said. "Weapons are available in Libya as a result of the unstable situation there, and Hamas has exploited it to buy weapons from Libyan smugglers," he told foreign journalists in a briefing, without elaborating on the kind of munitions involved.
  • Gunwalker: Testimony Reveals Eric Holder’s Obfuscation Tactics

    07/21/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 20, 2011 | Patrick Richardson
    ATF Acting Director Ken Melson's testimony shows just how far the DOJ has gone to impede the investigation and to protect political appointees.Attorney General Eric Holder continues to duck responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed more than 2,500 weapons, including thousands of AK-47 variants and .50 caliber sniper rifles, across the Mexican border and into the hands of the cartels. The weapons were used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and an estimated 150 Mexican nationals. In May of this year, Holder was called to testify in front of Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) House Committee on Oversight...