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  • Obama eliminated the NDIC, Agency that monitored terrorism, drugs on border.

    07/12/2014 4:08:23 PM PDT · by mgist · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2014 | Judicial Watch
    Obama quietly eliminated the NATIONAL DRUG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, that was monitoring terrorist activity on the border. Mexican cartel violence is at an all-time high along the increasingly porous southern border yet the Obama Administration has shut down a critical intelligence agency dedicated to identifying, tracking and severing the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorism. It’s a senseless move, which is why it was done very quietly. The only real way to discover that the Justice Department’s 19-year-old National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) has been closed is by trying to visit its website. It simply says that on June 15, 2012,...
  • Abortion supporter and convicted terrorist calls US a terrorist nation (Bill Ayers)

    12/19/2014 7:19:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Saynsumthn Blog ^ | December 18, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Only months ago convicted Terrorist Bill Ayers signed a pro-abortion petition from Stop Patriarchy, a communist pro-choice group, against Texas law HB2 now closing several abortion clinics in the state. Bill Ayers was a member of the terrorist group the Weather Underground which blew up buildings and terrorized America in the 1960’s. Bill Ayers FBI Weather Underground Now, the former terrorist himself, has conducted an interview with Kourosh Ziabari a reporter with Iran’s leading news outlet Fars News Agerncy, where he calls the United States a “terrorist nation” which is in a “decisive decline.”
  • Al Qaeda Terrorist Wanted by FBI Crossed Back and Forth Into U.S. From Mexico

    12/08/2014 5:37:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 8, 2014
    An Al Qaeda terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list for years crossed back and forth into the United States from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas and piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The same Al Qaeda operative helped plan the 2009 bombing of talk-show superstar Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower (renamed Willis Tower), a story that Judicial Watch broke just last week. His name is Adnan G. El Shukrijumah (also known as “Javier Robles”) and over the weekend he was...
  • Megy Kelly Interview with James Mitchell

    12/15/2014 6:26:40 PM PST · by yetidog · 28 replies
    Fox News | December 15, 2014 | Vanity
    Megyn Kelly has compelling interview
  • Dismissing Senate Report, Dick Cheney Defends C.I.A. Interrogations

    12/09/2014 5:07:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/09/2014 | Peter Baker
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered a full-throated defense of the Central Intelligence Agency on Monday, arguing that its harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects a decade ago were “absolutely, totally justified” and dismissing a new Senate report criticizing them. Mr. Cheney, who was a vocal champion of those techniques after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and has never accepted the widespread description of them as torture, said he had not read the report that the Intelligence Committee is expected to release on Tuesday. But from news reports about it, he said he had heard nothing to change his mind...
  • Impending CIA Interrogation Report Creates Fear of Violence

    12/07/2014 4:55:00 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    abc news ^ | 12-7-2014 | DEAN SCHABNER
    U.S. embassies around the world are bracing for a potentially explosive report about to be released that details what the CIA did to terror suspects in the days after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and the fear is that its release could threaten American lives. The report, due to be released Tuesday by the Senate, is described as shocking in its very graphic descriptions of secret interrogations, including some details that have never been heard before. All U.S. facilities around the world are being urged to review security and brace for the reaction, with concern particularly high in areas where...
  • Hillary: We must respect and empathize with those who behead children

    12/06/2014 8:08:30 AM PST · by Starman417 · 72 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-06-14 | DrJohn
    Hillary Clinton has said some stupid things but this is simply astonishing: "This is what we call smart power," Clinton said to a small audience at Georgetown. "Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one's enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the 21st century will change -- change the prospects for peace." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zVHgqj8HisIt leaves you shaking your head: Former Marine...
  • State Dep’t Asks UAE Why It Labelled CAIR a Terrorist Group

    11/18/2014 10:12:32 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/18/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    A State Department spokesman said Monday the administration was seeking clarity from the United Arab Emirates over its decision to list two American Muslim groups as terrorist organizations. Spokesman Jeff Rathke seemed unaware that one of the two groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has long been engaged in outreach programs with the U.S. government. CAIR and MAS have expressed shock at the move, with MAS saying it would look to the U.S. government to help. “The State Department works...with CAIR all the time, no?” a reporter asked. “I mean, there’s all sorts of outreach programs between the government...
  • Plastic vial threatening to contain Ebola sent to NZ Herald

    11/10/2014 8:10:17 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    news.com.au ^ | November 11, 2014
    A PLASTIC vial supposedly containing a sample of the deadly Ebola virus has been sent to a major New Zealand newspaper, reports suggest. Sky News Melbourne bureau chief Ahron Young said the vial was part of a package from a “jihadist group” sent to an office this morning, later confirmed to be the New Zealand Herald.
  • Caliphate In Europe: Sweden Cedes Control Of Muslim Areas

    11/06/2014 11:37:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 6, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: The perils of multiculturalism and open borders have reached critical mass in Sweden. There are Muslim enclaves where postal, fire and other essential services — even police officers themselves —require police protection. A police report released last month identifies 55 of these "no-go zones" in Sweden. These zones are similar to others that have popped up in Europe in recent years. They formed as large Muslim populations emigrating to politically correct and tolerant European states refuse to assimilate and set up virtual states within a state where the authorities fear to tread. Soeren Kern of the Hudson Institute...
  • New Fox News Documentary: Meet 'The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden'

    11/04/2014 12:58:31 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Foxs News
    FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a new documentary entitled "The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden" hosted by Washington correspondent Peter Doocy, on Tuesday, November 11th and Wednesday, November 12th from 10-11PM/ET. The two-night presentation will feature an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed terrorist leader Usama Bin Laden. In the special, he describes the events leading up to and during the historical raid that took place on May 1st, 2011. Revealing his identity and speaking out publicly for the first time, the Navy SEAL, also known as “The Shooter,” will...
  • How well are American Muslims fitting in?

    07/19/2005 12:09:51 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 27 replies · 956+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 19, 2005 | Howard LaFranchi
    The suicide bombings in London raise questions of assimilation for the 3 million Muslims in the US. WASHINGTON - It's called the "Virginia Jihad" case: Iraqi-American medical researcher Ali al-Yimimi, who preached in northern Virginia mosques and disseminated his radical thinking on the Web, was sentenced to life imprisonment last week. His crime: inciting followers, many of them young American-born Muslims, to a violent defense of Islam and war against the United States and its intervention in Islamic countries. Mr. Timimi's sentencing in an Alexandria, Va., courtroom came against the backdrop of the London bombings, which British police now say...
  • Spanish Intelligence Intercepts Plot to Weaponise Ebola

    10/30/2014 8:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 30, 2014 | Oliver Lane
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Spanish intelligence has intercepted messages passed between jihadists online discussing the weaponisation of the deadly Ebola virus for use against the West, while a blackmailer in Prague has threatened to unleash the virus unless the Czech Republic pay him one million bitcoin, a volume of online currency worth over £200 million. The national secretary of state for security in giving evidence to the Spanish Senate revealed online jihad propagandists had issued an edict to followers to kill Westerners by any means possible. Some of the methods suggested included “deadly chemical products from laboratories”, “poisonous injections” and “Ebola as a poisonous...
  • Shooter In Canada Stopped By Good Guy With Gun

    10/24/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Security: In a country with strict gun control and without a Second Amendment, an armed citizen stopped a terrorist attack as our neighbor to the north becomes a jihadi target. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, aka Michael Hall, was shot dead by Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, the jihadist wannabe and Muslim convert had already murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a guard at Canada's National War Memorial, and was inside Canada's Parliament building, very near a room where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with members of his Conservative Party. "PM (Harper) was addressing caucus, then a huge boom, followed...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier shot at National War Memorial [Died](Canada)

    10/22/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    CTV ^ | Oct 22 2014 [Last Updated Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:28PM EDT] | Marlene Leung
    Parliament Hill is in under lockdown after reports of shots being fired from inside the halls of the centre block. Nearby, at the National War Memorial, a man believed to be a soldier was shot by an unknown gunman. CTV News' Katie Simpson was at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday morning, and witnessed passersby attending to someone who had been shot. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. Jason...
  • ISIS Reportedly Captured Saddam’s Chemical Weapons Stockpiles, Attacks Key Refinery

    06/19/2014 4:55:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 19, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Well, here’s some lovely news emerging from the new Iraq. 17.09 Chemical weapons produced at the Al Muthanna facility, which Isis today seized, are believed to have included mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX. Here is the CIA’s file on the complex. QuoteStockpiles of chemical munitions are still stored there. The most dangerous ones have been declared to the UN and are sealed in bunkers. Although declared, the bunkers contents have yet to be confirmed. These areas of the compound pose a hazard to civilians and potential blackmarketers. Numerous bunkers, including eleven cruciform shaped bunkers were exploited. Some of the...
  • Radicalized Canadian Muslim convert runs down two young soldiers in his car before being shot dead

    A radicalized Muslim convert ran down two soldiers in his car in an apparent terror attack Monday, before being shot dead by police. Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, sped into the two young soldiers - one uniformed and one not - around 11.30am in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, not far from Montreal. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2801102/radicalized-canadian-muslim-convert-runs-two-young-soldiers-car-shot-dead-police.html#ixzz3GkUi5tSu Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Belgium Detains Iraqi Man in Toxic Letters Case

    06/05/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they had detained a man of Iraqi nationality after a series of letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office and the U.S. and British embassies. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office told a news conference the 45-year-old man was arrested late on Wednesday in the western Belgian town of Deinze. Two postal workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to the chemicals in the letters at mail depots. No one else was hurt by the 10 letters sent to a variety of targets, including...
  • Let contractors fight the Islamic State, Blackwater founder Erik Prince says

    10/09/2014 9:30:56 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Oct 2014 | Dan Lamothe
    As the fight against the Islamic State unfolds, the take of Erik Prince, the founder of the former private security firm Blackwater, is straightforward: If the United States is unwilling to send in ground troops, “let the private sector finish the job.” Prince addressed the subject this week in a little-noticed blog post on the site of his newest security and logistics firm, Frontier Services Group. Prince left Blackwater, with its checkered history in Iraq, including the killing by contractors of 17 civilians in a 2007 shooting, in 2010. The trial of four Blackwater guards involved in the shooting in...
  • FBI Should Arrest, Not 'Track,' American Jihadis

    10/08/2014 3:26:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    War On Terror: Though they've given material assistance to terrorists by fighting for the Islamic State, which is a federal crime, the FBI director says American jihadis are "entitled" to come home and move about freely. FBI Director James Comey told Scott Pelley on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that we know who the dozen or so Americans fighting with the Islamic State are, but we can't do much more than follow them around if they decide to return to the U.S. In the aftermath of 9/11, and in the face of IS atrocities and threats, this is an appalling statement....
  • Obama's Feckless 'Strategy' Risks Kobani Slaughter

    10/08/2014 10:05:12 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: While hitting a truck here or a tank there, the administration blows another chance to shatter Islamic State forces in open country as they plant their black flags on NATO's doorstep in the Kurdish city of Kobani. One of the benefits of being a superpower is that you have super power. But power is effective only if you use it, something President Obama is loathe to do. We have commented before on the administration's video-game air campaign against ISIS, designed to score points with the electorate even as ISIS relentlessly advances. CNN reports that over the weekend...
  • Kurds Battle Islamic State And Beg U.S. For Help

    10/01/2014 3:50:06 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | October 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: As we send the president's maligned "farmers and pharmacists" to boot camp in Saudi Arabia, 400,000 Kurds in northern Syria are being set up for extinction by the Islamic State and our NATO ally Turkey. We have noted how the early pleas of the Kurdish forces in Iraq, known as the Peshmerga, fell on deaf ears in the White House as the Islamic State prepared and trained for its "sudden" advance. Maybe the pleas were contained in the half of the Presidential Daily Briefings that President Obama is said to have not read. The Kurds, protecting themselves...
  • Black flags over Kobani: We are losing this war because ISIS is all in and we're not.

    10/07/2014 7:06:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2014 | Rick Moran
    Islamic State forces have entered some eastern neighborhoods of the strategic Kurdish city of Kobani on Tuesday as American planes hit targets around the city in support of Kurdish fighters defending the enclave.AP reported the ISIS black flag flying over several buildings in the city. Using armor and artillery, ISIS made significant gains against the lightly armed Kurds, who have been pleading with the world for help in order to prevent a genocide. BBC: Fighting between Islamic State (IS) militants and Syrian Kurds is reported to have spread to a southern district of the town of Kobane on the Turkish...
  • Turkey’s President Calls for Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State

    10/07/2014 7:01:28 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 35 replies
    WST ^ | 7 Oct 14 | Ayla Albayrak and Asa Fitch
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday the besieged Syrian city of Kobani was in imminent danger of falling to Islamic State and called on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the radical group to bolster its air raids with ground operations. The U.S.-led air campaign hit Islamic State positions Tuesday near the Syrian border city of Kobani, known in Arabic as Ayn al-Arab, but officials and Syrian opposition members said the militants were still advancing against Syrian Kurdish fighters. During a visit to a refugee camp in the border province of Gaziantep, Mr. Erdogan declared Kobani was “about to fall” and...
  • France launches air strikes in Iraq

    09/20/2014 6:00:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The News ^ | 09/20/2014
    BAGHDAD: France carried out its first air strike against the Islamic State group in Iraq on Friday, boosting US-led efforts to unite the world against the growing threat posed by the Jihadists. More than a decade after Paris famously refused to back the invasion of Iraq, France became the first nation to join the US campaign of air strikes in the war-torn country. “This morning at 9:40, our Rafale planes carried out a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorist organisation (IS),” President Francois Hollande said. His office said the target was in northeastern Iraq, without specifying exactly...
  • Ex-Virginia Tech professor demands Illinois job, threatens lawsuit

    09/12/2014 3:07:59 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    AP, via Roanoke Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | AP
    A former Virginia Tech English professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of sometimes-profane Twitter messages that critics deemed anti-Semitic demanded Tuesday that he be given the position and threatened to take legal action otherwise. Attorneys for Steven Salaita said during a news conference at a YMCA on the Urbana-Champaign campus that they believe the university’s Board of Trustees will make a decision on his hiring during a meeting scheduled for Thursday. If he isn’t given the job, they said they’ll go to court to try to get an injunction to force the university...
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    AP, UPI, CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC ^ | 11 SEP 01 (PEARL HARBOR PART 2) | DCBRYAN1
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • Confirmed: al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane killed in US air strike

    09/06/2014 10:42:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This was one of the headlines greeting me when I woke up this morning, and in a week filled with generally dreary news it was a small ray of sunshine. A US airstrike six days ago took out Ahmed Godane in Somalia. A leader of the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has been killed in an American air strike, military chiefs have confirmed.The death of Ahmed Godane was announced on Friday by Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby, who declared it a “major symbolic and operational loss”.The lethal strike in Somalia took place on Monday, but military analysts were...
  • What Happens If ISIS Keeps Beheading Americans?

    09/03/2014 12:38:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Slate ^ | SEPT. 2 2014 | Joshua Keating
    ISIS has now beheaded a second American hostage. According to the SITE Intelligence Group, the terror group posted a video showing the killing of Steven Sotloff, a journalist who has been held for months but whose captivity was made public only two weeks ago, when he was shown at the end of the video depicting James Foley’s killing. Though I have not seen the video, a still image circulating online shows a similar setup to that of the Foley killing, with Sotloff kneeling in an orange jumpsuit in a desert landscape next to a fighter in a black mask holding...
  • Filipino's Defy UN order to surrender, fight way out past Islamasists

    09/01/2014 11:27:59 AM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 34 replies
    times of israel ^ | sept 1, 2014 | jim gomez
    Manila says it ordered its troops to fight back and escape, instead of surrendering to the Syrian Islamists as the UN wished money line from Filipino commander: “I told them not to follow the order because that is a violation of our regulation, that we do not surrender our firearms,
  • Amr Moussa hints at Egypt incursion into Libya

    08/06/2014 5:03:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 8/5/2014 | Unattributed
    The Egyptian government should consider a military solution for the unrest in Libya, Amr Moussa said in a statement issued Sunday. The former Egyptian foreign minister raised speculation that Egypt is considering an armed incursion into Libya, where fierce fighting continues between rebel groups and security forces. The current unrest in Libya, Egypt’s neigbour to the west, poses threats to Egyptian national security, the statement added. "The situation in Libya is a major concern for Egypt, Libya's neighboring countries, and the Arab world at large," Moussa said. "Statelets, sects and extremist factions in Libya directly threaten Egypt's national security. I...
  • exclusive interview: what would reagan do? 'destroy the islamists'

    08/16/2014 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Breitbart Big Peace ^ | August 16,2014 | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    Breitbart News: Is the current US strategy implemented by the Obama administration sufficient in containing the Islamic State? West: No. We have no strategy toward the Islamists. Not in regard to the air, and not regarding anything else. We are drifting. Breitbart News: Is the Islamic State the chief threat to US national security interests today? West: We have four threats. The foremost threat is the fecklessness of our commander-in chief, who has allowed the other threats to fester and become worse. The second threat is Russia, with its arrogance upsetting the balance in eastern Europe. The Middle East is...
  • US jury set hear terror finance case against bank

    08/13/2014 11:23:19 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed
    NEW YORK (AP) — American victims of suicide bombings in the Middle East have gone to federal court to demand that a Jordan-based bank be held liable for the bloodshed. A trial in the lawsuit against Arab Bank is set to begin with opening arguments on Thursday in Brooklyn. Lawyers for the victims hope to convince a jury that the bank helped Hamas finance a "death and dismemberment benefit plan" for martyrs. The case will unfold after a lengthy legal battle over what evidence jurors will see and amid a backdrop of renewed hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians. The plaintiffs...
  • Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

    09/13/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT · by TBBT · 25 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 9/13/2012 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5. Al-Masry Al-Youm reportedly obtained a copy of the September 4 letter, sent to all Egyptian security sectors, warning that Sinai- and Gaza-based Global Jihad cells were planning attacks on the two embassies.
  • Cameron Baird, killed in Afghanistan, is awarded the Victoria Cross

    02/12/2014 5:09:56 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | 13th February 2014 | Jared Owens
    THE Victoria Cross has been awarded posthumously to Australian commando Corporal Cameron Baird, killed in Afghanistan in June 2013, Tony Abbott has announced. The Prime Minister told parliament that Corporal Baird, of the Special Operations Task Group, was the 100th Australian recipient of the highest military honour for bravery in wartime. He was the 40th - and last - Australian to die in Afghanistan. He is the fourth Australian VC from the conflict. Mr Abbott said the Tasmanian-born Corporal Baird, 32, was already an iconic figure in the army, and had also received the Medal of Gallantry. He was being...
  • Honor and Courage Take Center Stage in the Patriotic 'Lone Survivor

    01/11/2014 7:16:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2014 | John Hanlon
    Editor's note: This review is cross-posted at JohnHanlonReviews.com Director Peter Berg knows how to celebrate the fraternal affection that men oftentimes share with one another. On the show "Friday Night Lights"—which he executive produced, wrote for and sometimes directed— the male friendships on display were formed on the football field. In Berg’s latest production—the film "Lone Survivor"— those relationships are borne and grown in the military quarters and on the battlefield. Based on the nonfiction book by Marcus Luttrell, this new drama focuses on a team of Navy SEALs—a band of brothers, if you will—who are sent into Afghanistan to...
  • Doku Umarov: Kremlin's enemy who aims to ruin Sochi Olympics

    12/30/2013 6:15:56 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 31, 2013 11:45AM | Roger Boyes
    HE is known as Russia's Osama bin Laden; Public Enemy No 1 for the Kremlin. Even the US has put a $5 million bounty on his head. Doku Umarov, 49, the Chechen warlord with the blackest of reputations, is assumed to be the mastermind behind a bombing campaign intended to disrupt Vladimir Putin's cherished dream of a successful Winter Olympics in Sochi. Certainly, he has set out his aims clearly enough. The Olympics, he said, were being held on "the bones of many, many dead Muslims buried on our land by the Black Sea".
  • Exclusive: FBI Video Shows Al Qaeda in Kentucky Handling Heavy Weapons

    11/20/2013 8:06:11 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 97 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 20, 2013 | By James Gordon Meek
    An al Qaeda-linked terrorist, who was resettled in the U.S. as an Iraq War refugee after allegedly killing American soldiers, was caught on camera in Kentucky handling heavy weapons that the FBI said he believed would be sent to insurgents back in Iraq. The 2010 video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, was part of a broader ABC News investigation into the flawed refugee vetting program, which officials said may have let “dozens” of terrorists into the country. READ FULL EXCLUSIVE: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country as Refugees In the video, Waad Ramadan Alwan is seen expertly...
  • Ansar Ul Mujahedeen took responsibility of the North Waziristan attack

    Miran Shah, Militants attack on the shewa check post in North Waziristan on Wednesday morning; they target the check post with suicide bombers, in the result of the attack 4 security personals injured. According to the detail the incident occurred in the Wednesday early morning. Four security personnel were injured in the attack, security forces start firing after the attack. Local confirmed that they still heard the firing in the area. Abu Baseer the spokesman of Ansar Ul Mujahedeen took the responsibility of the suicide attack on FC check post and said that our attack will remain continues against security...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • Four US soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

    10/06/2013 9:36:31 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 6, 2013 | Gil Aegerter
    The International Security Assistance Force did not identify the nationalities but the four were Americans killed by a bomb in the early hours of Sunday, U.S. defense officials said. Also in southern Afghanistan, a security guard shot a soldier dead in a separate incident, Reuters reported. It wasn't clear what nationalities of the guard and the soldier were.
  • Afghan Insider Attack Kills 3 NATO Troops

    09/21/2013 3:06:25 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Voice of America News ^ | September 21, 2013 | AP, AFP and Reuters
    The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says three of its troops were killed Saturday when a man wearing an Afghan security forces uniform shot them. Afghan officials confirmed the incident, saying the attack took place in the eastern province of Paktia. So-called "insider attacks," when Afghan forces turn their guns on their foreign partners, have killed large numbers of foreign soldiers in Afghanistan.
  • Funeral Held For SI Staff Sergeant Killed In Afghanistan

    09/15/2013 2:26:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NY1 ^ | 09/14/2013 | Bree Driscoll
    Family and friends gathered Saturday to say their final goodbyes to a Staten Island staff sergeant who died in Afghanistan. NY1's Bree Driscoll filed the following report.As the American flag-draped casket carrying the body of 24-year-old Staff Sergeant Michael Ollis was carried down New Dorp Lane Saturday morning, friends and family said their final goodbyes to the fallen hero. "It's really a remarkable thing, what he did for his country and what he did for us and the sacrifice that he did, not only giving up his life, but over the years of his service," said friend Bolivar Flores. Neighborhood...
  • Manipulating the U.S. Intelligence Community Shouldn’t Be This Easy

    08/06/2013 9:25:01 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Library of Law and Liberty ^ | 8/4/2013 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    ....The US government’s assertion that the “threats” emanating from this “chatter” were somehow “specific” belies itself because it is contrary to common sense. Any specificity would focus attention on specific people and places rather than eliciting meaningless general measures and warnings. That attention’s effectiveness would depend on secret preparations for counter strokes, not on public displays of fear. This leads reasonable persons to conclude that some enemies of the United States, well knowing that NSA is listening, decided to give it an earful, with a few names and places thrown in by way of example, but not enough to remove...
  • US Strikes al Qaeda In Yemen

    08/06/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Real Clear ^ | 08/06/2013
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen on Tuesday, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Muslim world. Yemeni officials have suggested al-Qaida threats to multiple potential targets in the Arabian Peninsula country in recent days, including foreign installations and government offices in the capital Sanaa as well as to the strategic Bab al-Mandeb straits at the entrance to the Red Sea to the south. It is not clear if these...
  • Congress to probe lethal SEAL crash

    07/24/2013 5:33:21 AM PDT · by kimtom · 39 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/24/13 | Bob Cusack
    Congress has launched an investigation of the helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans in Afghanistan, including members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 unit, The Hill has learned. [WATCH VIDEO] The victims’ families say the Pentagon hasn’t provided answers to their many questions about the deadly attack, which took place on Aug. 6, 2011, three months after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Team 6 forces. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security, told The Hill, “We’re going to dive into this.” Chaffetz said he met with the...
  • Yemen says key al-Qaeda chief Said al-Shihri killed

    09/10/2012 8:32:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | September 10, 2012
    Said al-Shihri, described as the second-in-command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has been killed in an operation in southern Yemen, government officials say. Al-Shihri was reportedly killed with six others in the Hadramawt area.
  • ‘Do I regret doing it? Hell no!’ Marine who urinated on Taliban dead says he’d do it again

    07/17/2013 12:09:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2013 | Kristina Wong
    A Marine who was fined and demoted for urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan in 2011 says he would do it again. “I regret maybe any repercussions it might have had on the Marines. But do I regret doing it? Hell no,” Sgt. Joseph Chamblin told WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C., adding that he would do it again. The infamous incident was videotaped and uploaded to YouTube last year, becoming international news and raising fears of retaliation by Afghan troops against their coalition trainers. “These were the same guys that were killing our family, killing our brothers,” said Sgt. Chamblin, who...
  • Abu Qatada To Finally Be Deported To Jordan

    07/06/2013 8:29:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6th July 2013 | Mark White
    'Abu Qatada will be moved to RAF Northolt in west London and deported to Jordan in the early hours of Sunday morning. It marks the end of a near decade-long legal battle to remove the preacher, who the Government has described as a "truly dangerous individual" and a "key player" in al Qaeda-related terrorism. Sky News understands the 51-year-old will be driven from Belmarsh prison in southeast London to RAF Northolt around midnight tonight. A military aircraft will be waiting to take off around 2am on Sunday, heading for an isolated airstrip near the Jordanian capital Amman. The cleric will...