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  • Congressional Candidate’s Violent Message Resurfaces: When GOP ‘Extremists Go Low, We Stomp Their Scrawny Necks’

    09/11/2020 12:28:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 09/09/2020 | Rudy Takala
    Democratic congressional in North Carolina recently called on his audience to “stomp” on the necks of Republican “extremists,” according to Twitter messages that resurfaced during a debate between candidates for the seat. “Screw they go low, we go high bullsh*t,” said the September 11, 2019 tweet by Moe Davis. “When @NCGOP extremists go low, we stomp their scrawny pasty necks with our heels and once you hear the sound of a crisp snap you grind your heel hard and twist it slowly side to side for good measure. He needs to know who whupped his ass.” Davis, a retired Air...
  • Appeals court rules due process rights don't apply to Guantanamo detainees

    08/28/2020 6:24:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    /thehill.com/ ^ | 8/28/2020 | Harper Neidig
    A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that foreign detainees at Guantanamo Bay do not have the right to make due process claims in court. The decision from the three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Due Process Clause of the Constitution does not apply to those held at the military base. Judge Neomi Rao, who was appointed to the court by President Trump, wrote in the decision that "the Due Process Clause may not be invoked by aliens without property or presence in the sovereign territory of the United States." The decision rejects the...
  • Duckworth vows to block over 1,000 military confirmations until Pentagon proves Vindman will be promoted

    07/02/2020 2:26:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Louis Casiano
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Thursday announced her intention to block Senate confirmations for 1,123 senior U.S. Armed Forces promotions until Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirms he will not block the "expected and deserved" promotion of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Vindman, an Iraq War veteran, served on the White House National Security Council and was thrust into the limelight last year when he testified about President Trump's July 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that became the heart of a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry. Vindman said he listened to the call and filed a whistleblower complaint over concerns...
  • Former U.S Navy Seal Dr. Dan Barkhuff wants to know if @realDonaldTrump is a coward who can't stand up to Putin or if he's complicit.

    07/01/2020 11:31:26 PM PDT · by robowombat · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 30, 2020
    Former U.S Navy Seal Dr. Dan Barkhuff wants to know if @realDonaldTrump is a coward who can't stand up to Putin or if he's complicit. Well, Donald, which is it?
  • MAN SHOVED BY BUFFALO RIOT POLICE DELETES SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER EXPOSED AS COP-HATING RADICAL AGITATOR

    06/09/2020 7:50:29 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 61 replies
    Rair Foundation ^ | 6/9/2020 | Renee Nal
    Martin Gugino, 75, was shoved while approaching riot police in Buffalo causing him to stumble backwards and hit his head, resulting in a melt-down of intense fury on social media. Far from being an innocent old man as being portrayed by some, it turns out that Gugino is a longtime hard left agitator. At the time of this writing, it appears that Guginos Facebook and Twitter accounts have been deleted. The accounts, which were researched by RAIR Foundation USA, revealed a seasoned leftist activist who had a self-described “obsession” with Cuba. Gugino has ties to radical socialist Catholic Worker Movement,...
  • Ret. Gen. John Allen Says Donald Trump Could Cause 'Civil Military Crisis'

    07/31/2016 7:23:57 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 87 replies
    abc ^ | 31July16 | Nicki Rossoll
    Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said that if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president and follows through on some of the things he’s said on the campaign trail, the U.S. could face a “civil military crisis, the like of which we’ve not seen in this country.” "When we swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution, which is a document and a set of principles and it supports the rule of law, one of those is to ensure that we do not obey illegal orders," Allen told told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • Ex-Guantanamo Commander Convicted of Lying About Man’s Death

    01/18/2020 9:48:26 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 10 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 1/17/20 | Staff
    A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man's wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material facts, falsifying records and making false statements. Nettleton was removed from command shortly after civilian Christopher Tur was found floating in the waters off the base on the southeastern coast of Cuba in January 2015. Nettleton had commanded the base since...
  • Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced

    10/09/2019 6:55:37 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 4 replies
    US Dept. Defense ^ | Oct. 9, 2019 | USDD Staff
    The Department of Defense will allocate seats for news media at the Pentagon satellite location on Oct. 22, to cover unclassified portions of the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board for Muhammad Rahim (ISN 10029). Due to limited space availability, selection is not guaranteed. Upon selection, additional information on meeting time and location will be provided. Media desiring to observe the hearing should send requests via email to osd.pentagon.pa.mbx.gtmo-press@mail.mil. All requests must be received no later than noon EDT, Oct. 17. Media members should include their name, position, sponsoring organization and contact information (cell phone and email address) in their request. Multiple...
  • Alleged 9/11 mastermind open to aiding victim lawsuit to avoid execution

    07/29/2019 1:09:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/19 | Zack Budryk
    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has expressed willingness to aid a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by victims of the attack if the federal government does not seek the death penalty against him, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mohammed’s offer was first made public in a filing Friday as part of the federal lawsuit, which seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks, a charge the Saudis have denied. Lawyers for the plaintiffs reportedly reached out to three of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of conspiring in the...
  • Florida plane accident: Landing feature [thrust reverser] failed on aircraft

    05/05/2019 9:46:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/05/2019
    "The aircraft had been in maintenance and the maintenance log noted that the left hand thrust reverser was inoperative," Bruce Landsberg, vice-chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board, told a press conference on Sunday. Mr Landsberg added that shortly before they landed, the pilots had asked to change to a runway which had equipment set up on it, and which therefore had less space available. "We don't know what they were thinking or why that was their choice," he said. Miami Air International is contracted by the US military for its twice-weekly "rotator" service between the US mainland and...
  • Commander at Guantanamo relieved of duty

    04/28/2019 8:09:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 28, 2019 | Barbara Starr
    US Navy Rear Adm. John Ring, the commander at Joint Task Force - Guantanamo, has been relieved of duty "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command," a press release from the Department of Defense said. US Army Brig. Gen. John Hussey has been designated acting commander, according to the release. Hussey was currently serving as the deputy commander. "This change in leadership will not interrupt the safe, human, legal care and custody provided to the detainee population," the press release said.
  • jihadis freed from Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl now face US as Taliban reps

    03/28/2019 6:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 28, 2019 11:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Five jihadis freed from Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl now face US as Taliban reps at peace talks Those who warned that these men would return to the jihad were mocked and vilified as “Islamophobes.” “Once Jailed in Guantánamo, 5 Taliban Now Face U.S. at Peace Talks,” by Mujib Mashal, New York Times, March 26, 2019: DOHA, Qatar — When the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and toppled the Taliban government, even those who surrendered were treated as terrorists: handcuffed, hooded and shipped to the American detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Now, in a stark demonstration of the...
  • BREAKING - Democrat Lawmaker Rashida Tlaib: “We’re Going to Go in and Impeach the MOTHER [bleep]!”

    01/03/2019 8:33:19 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 238 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | 1-3-2018 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The radicals took control of the House today. Far left anti-Trumpers and open Socialists are now in charge of the US House of Representatives.</p> <p>Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, an open Israel-hater, was sworn in on a Koran today.</p> <p>And after her swearing in she immediately called on President Trump’s impeachment — the “mother f*cker”!!</p>
  • US military plans for future at Guantanamo because of Trump

    06/08/2018 1:42:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    chron.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Ben Fox
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades. And the Pentagon has asked Congress to approve money for a new super-max prison unit to be designed with the understanding that prisoners will likely grow old and frail in custody — some perhaps still without being convicted of a crime. President Donald Trump's order in January to keep the Guantanamo jail open, and...
  • Sources: Trump Wants Army Veteran Pete Hegseth to Replace VA Secretary Shulkin

    03/14/2018 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Donald Trump is expected to fire VA Secretary David Shulkin and is strongly considering replacing him with U.S. Army Veteran Pete Hegseth, according to three sources who spoke to Townhall under the condition of anonymity. It has been rumored former Texas Governor Rick Perry is also on the list for the job.It has been widely reported President Trump called Hegseth on Monday during a meeting with Shulkin in the Oval Office to go over options for reform. According to Axios, Trump specifically asked Hegseth to analyze new VA legislation while Shulkin listened in on speaker phone. Since Shulkin took over, the...
  • Presidential Executive Order on Protecting America Through Lawful Detention of Terrorists

    01/31/2018 7:55:02 AM PST · by Steven W. · 17 replies
    THE WHITE HOUSE ^ | 1/30/2018 | DONALD J. TRUMP
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1. Findings. (a) Consistent with long-standing law of war principles and applicable law, the United States may detain certain persons captured in connection with an armed conflict for the duration of the conflict.(b) Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and other authorities authorized the United States to detain certain persons who were a part of or substantially supported al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, or associated...
  • Trump planning to keep Guantanamo open with new executive order

    01/27/2018 4:53:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/26/18 | JESSICA CHIA
    President Trump is planning to keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open with an executive order that will reverse his predecessor's directive, according to a report. Trump is expected to make an announcement about his plans sometime next week, according to Politico. Trump, who campaigned as the “law and order candidate,” has repeatedly attacked the legacy of former President Barack Obama, who signed an executive order to shutter the facility in 2009.
  • Gitmo Protesters Blast Obama for Broken Promises, Urge Trump Arrest

    01/13/2018 11:29:19 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/18 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, DC — Attendees at a protest Thursday expressed frustration over former U.S. President Barack Obama’s failure to close the Guantánamo Bay prison, which he promised to do on the first day of his presidency. The protesters also denounced President Donald Trump. An imam calling for Gitmo, as the facility is commonly known, to be shut down also urged authorities to detain U.S. President Donald Trump in a similar facility for refusing to give into the demonstrator’s demands. Many demonstrators placed the blame on the fairly new U.S. President Donald Trump for keeping the detention center, ignoring his predecessor’s eight...
  • Feinstein to President: Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

    01/11/2018 11:17:28 PM PST · by ransomnote · 38 replies
    senate.gov ^ | 1/11/2018 | Dianne Feinstein
    Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on President Trump to close the prison at Guantanamo: “It was 16 years ago today that the first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Since then, 780 detainees have been held there. I have called on both the Obama and Bush administrations to remove and transfer all detainees and close the facility, and hundreds of detainees have been transferred or released. Today, 41 detainees remain, five of whom have been cleared for transfer to other countries and 36 who remain in legal limbo. “This prison has cost taxpayers more than $5 billion,...