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  • Meet the terrorist behind the next women’s march

    02/25/2017 3:40:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Here’s the left’s next great idea for bringing down President Trump: another women’s march. Which means another public instance of Trump haters shouting slogans to one another and mistaking it for constructive politics. What progressives need to defeat Trump is outreach, but all they have is outrage. On March 8, organizers seem to be aiming for a different vibe than the librarians-in-pussy-hats element that made the first women’s march after Trump’s inauguration so adorable. Instead of milling around Washington, organizers have in mind a “general strike” called the Day without a Woman. In a manifesto published in The Guardian on...
  • Ex-Saddam deputy urges rejecting talks

    11/27/2006 10:47:55 AM PST · by TexKat · 8 replies · 472+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/27/06 | SALAH NASRAWI
    DAMASCUS, Syria — A former top deputy to Saddam Hussein has urged followers in a letter to turn down proposals for reconciliation talks with the United States or the Iraqi government, according to former Baath party members outside Iraq familiar with the letter. It is unclear if the message from Izzat Ibrahim, Saddam's former vice president and now a fugitive with a $10 million bounty on his head, is being followed. But it appears aimed at blunting a flurry of diplomacy to stabilize Iraq, including efforts by several Arab governments to persuade Iraqi Sunni insurgents to lay down arms and...
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, “we are facing a tragedy,” Guterres said. “We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe.” Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...
  • Wanted Palestinian terrorist killed in Bulgaria

    02/26/2016 2:05:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Wanted Arab terrorist Naif Hassan Omar Zaid was found dead at the Palestinian Authority (PA) embassy in Bulgaria, local media reported Friday morning. His family confirmed to Palestine News Network that he was "assassinated" at the embassy in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Zaid, 51, was convicted of murdering yeshiva student Eliyahu Amadi in Jerusalem's Old City back in 1986, when he was 22 years old. He was sentenced to life in prison, but was able to escape jail while being transferred to hospital during a hunger strike, and has been living in Bulgaria for the past 22 years. Israel...
  • 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind dead at 78

    02/18/2017 10:27:28 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    A blind Egyptian cleric convicted for his role in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center in New York has died in a U.S. prison, Reuters reported on Saturday. He was 78. Omar Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 for orchestrating plots to blow up the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels among other New York City landmarks. He was also convicted of the World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000.
  • Macri, Trump discuss region on phone (President of Argentina)

    02/15/2017 9:22:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Web India 123 ^ | February 16, 2017 | IANS
    US President Donald Trump has chatted briefly with his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macri, on telephone discussing the region and Venezuela "in particular", a media report said. During the five-minute call on Wednesday, Trump reiterated his invitation to Macri to visit Washington and also said that he was "very happy" because new jobs were being created in the US, the Argentine President's office said in a statement. This was the second of such calls between the two leaders since Trump won the November 2016 election. Argentina said that the two leaders' talk was very cordial, but provided no further details, Efe...
  • White House weighs designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

    02/08/2017 1:34:42 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 8, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. The officials said several U.S. government agencies have been consulted about such a proposal, which if implemented would add to measures the United States has already imposed on individuals and entities linked to the IRGC. The IRGC is by far Iran’s most powerful security entity, which also has control over large stakes in Iran’s economy and huge influence in its political system.
  • Daylight Saving Time Mistake May Have Caused Dublin Car Bomber to Blow Himself Up

    04/02/2014 5:07:09 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014
    A mix-up with daylight saving time may have caused a car bomb to blow up in the face of a bumbling bomber in Dublin. The unidentified bomber was seen fleeing from the wreckage of a ruined Volvo SUV on Sunday evening, while “dripping in blood” after the device that was attached to the vehicle went off early. Clocks in Ireland were turned ahead on Sunday night. “It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didn’t put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon,” the...
  • Turkish police arrest 2 Daesh terrorists planning attacks in Europe

    02/11/2017 8:00:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 2/10/17
    Turkish police arrested two suspected Daesh terrorists from Denmark and Sweden, who were planning to go to Europe to carry out attacks, reports said on Saturday. According to reports, teams from Adana Police carried out counter-terror operations and detained Abdullah El Halabi who is a Danish-Lebanese national, and Tefik Saleh, who is a Swedish-Iraqi national. They were transferred to a court on Friday, and were arrested, reports said. The two suspects, who reportedly entered Turkey with fake identities said in their testimony that they were planning to go to Europe afterwards. Although they claimed in their testimony that they crossed...
  • Green Beret dies during advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Africa

    02/11/2017 1:17:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    PopularMilitary ^ | February 10, 2017 | By Andy Wolf
    A warrant office in the United States Special Forces has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while serving in Africa, according to official sources. WO1 Shawn Thomas of 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group died on February 2, according to US Army Special Operations Command spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt. According to the Army Times, officials could not specify details of the accident, but said that SF troopers were conducting advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Niger and that the investigation is ongoing. “Our deepest condolences go out to Warrant Officer Thomas’ family, friends and colleagues,” 3rd...
  • Montpellier arrests: France police avert 'imminent' attack

    02/10/2017 6:06:48 AM PST · by Spiridon · 20 replies
    bbc.com/news ^ | 2/10/2017 | BBC News
    An "imminent" terror attack on French soil has been averted with the arrest of four suspects in Montpellier, Interior Minister Bruno LeRoux said. Three men snd s girl of 16 were found with bomb-making materials by anti-terrorist police in a raid on a flat in the southern city......
  • RAF escorts Pakistan plane to Stansted

    02/07/2017 7:54:32 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | February 7, 2017
    RAF jets escort Pakistan International Airlines plane to Stansted Airport This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
  • Man gets 30 years for setting fire to mosque visited by Orlando shooter

    02/06/2017 7:05:35 PM PST · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Feb 6, 2017
    An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Joseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday's hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. Schreiber answered Levin's questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. He had confessed to detectives that he set fire to the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce last Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary...
  • Self-Described ‘Radical Muslim’ on Terror List Accused of Executing Christian Pastor ( Colorado)

    02/04/2017 5:18:58 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    politistick ^ | February 2, 2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    A self-described “radical Muslim” man, Joshua Cummings, 37, who was on the FBI’s terror watch list, is accused of murdering in cold blood a Christian pastor of over 30 years, Pastor Scott Von Lanken, who was working as a contract security officer for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in the Denver, CO, area to make ends meet when he was brutally executed by being shot in the back of the head. Police told Fox 31 Denver that jihadist materials were found inside a backpack at the time of Cummings’ arrest after security camera footage helped track him down. ... Scott...
  • Chelsea Clinton’s dig at Kellyanne Conway sparks Twitter feud

    02/03/2017 4:57:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/3/2017 | Rob Fredericks
    <p>Chelsea Clinton and Kellyanne Conway traded sharp Twitter jabs Friday — with the former first daughter mocking President Trump’s counselor for inventing a terror attack and the White House aide firing back about how the Clintons “lost the election.”</p> <p>“Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack … or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don’t make up attacks,” Clinton tweeted Friday morning, the day after Conway appeared on MSNBC to defend Trump’s immigration order.</p>
  • SFPD to suspend collaboration with FBI counterterrorism program

    02/02/2017 5:19:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/17 | Vivian Ho
    San Francisco police will suspend the department’s much-criticized collaboration with FBI counterterrorism efforts, police said Wednesday, in an announcement that was celebrated by civil liberties and immigration advocates who have long called for stricter oversight of local participation in federal enforcement. The announcement comes as San Francisco moves to disengage from the federal government under the Trump administration, especially in regard to the president’s directives on immigration and the treatment of Muslims. The Joint Terrorism Task Force, which has two full-time city officers assigned to it, was established in 2007, when the police force entered into an agreement with the...
  • 20 'Vetted' Refugees Who Turned to Terrorism After Being Allowed Into America

    01/30/2017 6:52:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | January 29, 2017 | Chris Menahan
    While the lying media is perpetuating the lie refugees do not pose a terrorist threat, the facts show otherwise. Senator and soon-to-be Attorney General Jeff Sessions compiled this list of refugees-turned-jihadists in 2016 while Obama was pushing to dramatically increase the amount of so-called "refugees" allowed into the United States....
  • First on CNN: US airstrikes in Libya on ISIS camps

    01/19/2017 5:39:23 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2017 | Barbara Starr
    CNN)US B-2 bombers struck ISIS camps in Libya overnight, several US officials told CNN Thursday. The mission, which is expected to be the last, short-notice military operation ordered by President Barack Obama, was approved several days ago by the President, according to sources. US surveillance aircraft had been watching the sites for weeks as fighters fled from Sirte on the coastline into what they perceived to be the safety of remote desert areas. But the isolation of the area gave those surveillance aircraft clear imagery showing military-aged males in several areas, according to officials.
  • Obama commutes sentence of FALN member Oscar López Rivera (Puerto Rican)

    01/17/2017 8:21:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    The commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence is getting all the attention today but President Obama also commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a former Chicago community organizer turned FALN terrorist who was convicted of “seditious conspiracy” in 1981. López Rivera is considered a political prisoner by many on the left but a domestic terrorist by many on the right. Mother Jones described his background in a 2014 plea for his release: In 1981, López was charged with armed robbery, possession of an unregistered firearm, and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, allegedly as part of a larger plot to...
  • Obama’s choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

    01/31/2015 9:01:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 9:59 PM EST
    President Barack Obama’s choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration. The White House says Maria Echaveste cites a prolonged confirmation process as well as her family’s best interests. …
  • Obama commutes 55-year sentence of controversial mastermind of '70s Puerto Rican terror group

    01/17/2017 6:05:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | January 17, 2017
    The last imprisoned member of the Puerto Rican independence group that terrorized New York in the 1970s will be a free man in May — 20 years ahead of schedule. President Obama granted a commutation Tuesday to FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera, who’s served 35 years of his 55-year sentence
  • Tehran's master terrorist Iman Mughniyah and the road to 9/11

    02/08/2015 5:24:35 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Hughes
    part one: http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/The-Iran-Threat/Tehrans-master-terrorist-Imad-Mughniyah-and-the-forgotten-road-to-911part-I-of-II-390278 Before Bin Laden and 9/11 Tehran’s master terrorist had killed more Americans than any terrorist in history, Imad Mughniyah was America’s most wanted with a 5 million dollar bounty. With the Islamic Republic of Iran’s help he built a global nexus of militant warfare and terrorist operations. The road to 9/11, it was Imad who introduced Osama Bin laden to Khomeini’s cult of the Islamic Suicide Bomber. In late July 1996, American warships, a full complement of military hardware, and nearly 4,000 Marines, sailors and SEALs, were praying they could pull off the mission of their lives....
  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you ever...
  • 9/11 Y2K; the 9/11 attack that happened BEFORE 2001 (Free Republic Exclusive)

    08/11/2005 11:57:19 AM PDT · by Southack · 284 replies · 10,175+ views
    FAA ^ | 9/11/00 | Southack and Government Sources
    This is the FAA accident report for the mid-air collision in Florida one year prior to the 9/11/01 attacks on the WTC and Pentagon (and PA). I brought this up in the week of 9/11/01, but this story was apparently "lost" in the news at the time. There were subsequent articles on this topic, and where FReepers can still find them, they should be appended onto posts on this thread. Some important points to consider: the Saudi national who piloted his aircraft into the Piper Aztec commercial flight had received his pilot's license from the Phillipines Early blogs at the...
  • Authorities: Cancelled New Year's Trip to New York for Fort Lauderdale Suspect

    01/09/2017 6:37:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2017-11AM | Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, Josh Margolin & javier Bellido
    Esteban Santiago’s initial destination may not have been Fort Lauderdale, but New York City, where he had made a reservation to fly in on New Year’s Eve, ... But for some unknown reason, he cancelled the flight a few days later booking a one-way $278 ticket to Florida. NYC counterterrorism-officials are investigating Santiago’s plan..., whether he planned to stay in NYC or transfer to another flight. Officials believe the highly visible presence of NYPD officers ... New Year’s Eve could have been an effective deterrent. -Snip- After 34 seconds of terror, five people were killed and six injured in a...
  • Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”...

    01/07/2017 2:46:03 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | January 7, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”,“There is no God but Allah,” JIHAD IN AMERICA Estaban Sanitago’s aka Aashiq Hammad journey to Islam goes back at least 10 years. His MySpace page is eyeopening. More news the enemedia ignores, censors, scrubs – thanks to Charles Johnson over Got News. As for mental illness, that is now the default cover for Islam. It was “lone wolf” until the number of ‘lone wolves’ made the narrative ridiculous and absurd. Now Islam is a mental illness. Suspect chose Florida airport for rampage that killed five: FBI Santiago/Hammad chose Florida...
  • ...18 MORE Gitmo detainees 2 b freed in days-Obama/transfer fanatics who/threatened 2 bomb/behead

    01/06/2017 9:48:43 PM PST · by Syncro · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan 5, 2017 | Alana Goodman
    Whole title:EXCLUSIVE: At least 18 MORE Guantanamo detainees to be freed within days as Obama starts mass transfer of fanatics who have threatened to bomb and behead AmericansPresident Obama is planning to transfer at least 18 more Guantanamo Bay detainees within days after announcing that four prisoners are being sent to Saudi Arabia, DailyMail.com has learned. snip FREED DETAINEES WHO RETURNED TO TERROR A series of those already freed from the Cuban facility have gone straight back to jihad. They include:Ibrahim Sen: Held in Guantanamo Bay from February 2002 until November 8, 2003. Released to Turkey because U.S. officials reportedly...
  • German state leaders rip into Berlin's plan to centralize security powers

    01/04/2017 2:17:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 4 January 2017 16:38 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    After the German Interior Minister put forth a bold plan on Tuesday to centralize the country’s security apparatus, conservative leaders at the state level have hit back. Bavarian Minister-President Horst Seehofer on Wednesday categorically rejected Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière’s plan to increase federal powers in domestic security. Germany’s domestic intelligence services are currently decentralized, divided between the federal government and the 16 individual state governments. But de Maizière wants to move the states’ powers to Berlin under the federal BfV intelligence service. […] Hesse interior minister Peter Beuth, CDU, called the reform plans “nonsense” and said such swift moves...
  • Fire in the Night - The Weathermen tried to kill my family

    10/04/2008 10:05:25 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 62 replies · 3,845+ views
    City Journal ^ | 4/30/08 | John M. Murtagh
    During the April 16 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, moderator George Stephanopoulos brought up “a gentleman named William Ayers,” who “was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.” Stephanopoulos then asked Obama to explain his relationship with Ayers. Obama’s answer: “The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.” Obama was indeed only eight in...
  • Aleppo: A tale of three cities

    12/27/2016 11:29:26 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Kurdish Question ^ | 12/27/2016 - 09:13 | Hawzhin Azeez
    Aleppo and the humanitarian crises has dominated international media in the past weeks. News articles with exceedingly dire headlines have increasingly dominated and many heart wrenching images have emerged of Regime brutality. Things, however, came to a head in a recent viral video of a woman called Eva Bartlett, a Canadian Journalist and ‘human rights activist’ speaking about the current situation in Aleppo. Bartlett states that she has been to Syria, including the war torn areas of Aleppo four times (how she managed to do this is soon to be answered) and that in her ‘experience’ the people of Aleppo and...
  • US Air Force pilot rocked Santa hat, delivered death to ISIS on Christmas Day

    12/27/2016 7:58:36 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 25 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Russ Read, DCNF
    A U.S. pilot got into the Christmas spirit Sunday when he wore Santa Claus hats on his bombing runs against the Islamic State. The Department of Defense shared some photos of an F-16 Air Force pilot wearing the bright red cap most commonly associated with the present-delivering elf. One photo shows the pilot giving the cameraman a thumbs-up as he flies to deliver his payload. An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot dons a red Santa hat as he flies to his target. Source: Senior Airman Tyler Woodward/U.S. Department of Defense Festive as the hat may have been, the pilot was still...
  • Stunning Drone Footage Captures Damaged St Elias Cathedral in Aleppo

    12/27/2016 5:39:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 12/24/16
    Drone footage focuses on the Saint Elias Cathedral in the Al-Jadideh quarter of Aleppo. The church will hold its first Christmas ceremony in four years this coming Sunday. The church is considered to be one of the oldest in the Middle East. It was built in 1873. Throughout the Syrian crisis, the church has been the target of three missile attacks by militants.
  • BREAKING: Putin Goes to War… Tells Terrorists, You’re About “to Feel It”

    12/19/2016 4:41:56 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 243 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | Ben Marquis
    “A crime has been committed and it was without doubt a provocation aimed at spoiling the normalization of Russo-Turkish relations and spoiling the Syrian peace process which is being actively pushed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and others,” Putin declared. “There can only be one response – stepping up the fight against terrorism. The bandits will feel this happening.” While praising slain Ambassador Andrei Karlov, Putin also revealed that he is sending investigators to Turkey to work hand-in-hand with Turkish officials, proclaiming, “We must know who directed the killer’s hand,” according to Newsmax.
  • Muslims to march on White House in bid to dismantle discriminatory registry

    12/12/2016 4:01:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | December 12, 2016 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    Thousands of American Muslims and activists from progressive groups will march on the White House on Monday in a last-ditch effort to persuade Barack Obama to dismantle a discriminatory program that singled out Arabs and Muslims for surveillance, before it falls into the hands of Donald Trump. Obama has less than six weeks to rescind the regulatory framework of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERs), an openly discriminatory registry that was introduced in the wake of 9/11 and mothballed in 2011. Civil rights groups fear that should the program still be in place when Trump enters the White House...
  • Saudi arms money is running out

    12/12/2016 12:35:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Dec 2016 | Richard Wilson
    Saudi Arabia is certainly fighting proxy wars in the Middle East (Allies rally to Johnson over Saudi gaffe, 9 December), as well as promoting its form of Islam in many countries around the world. But it is not just for their oil and for their lucrative custom, for as long as they can pay, that we court Saudi Arabia. We were friendly with the Shah of Persia and selling him aircraft only weeks before he fled his country. The west found itself needing the stability the Saudi regime provides in the region. But it can now be predicted that all...
  • 9/11 Mastermind Says George W. Bush Stunned Al Qaeda Through “Ferocity and Swiftness”

    12/04/2016 1:34:36 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 74 replies
    newsline.com ^ | 12/1/16 | Rommel Parane
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed, one of the masterminds in the 9/11 attack, said that “the ferocity and swiftness” of former U.S. President George W. Bush’s reprisal to the Terrorst attacks on U.S. soil astonished Al Qaeda The new revelation was found in psychologist James E. Mitchell’s new memoir, “Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America.” Mitchell wrote, “How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down? Khalid explained that if the United States had treated 9/11...
  • Ohio State attacker praised ex-Al Qaeda leader as 'hero' online, sources say

    11/29/2016 8:40:58 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2016
    The man who plowed a car into a crowd at Ohio State University before stabbing several pedestrians with a butcher knife on Monday is said to have referred to American-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as a “hero” on his social media accounts. Law enforcement sources told Fox News on Tuesday that the reference of al-Awlaki on Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s social media accounts is “deeply concerning” because it could suggest he was self-radicalized before launching the attack. While a motive has not been confirmed, authorities are looking into whether the car-and-knife attack by the Somali-born student was an anti-U.S. terrorist attack.
  • Architect of CIA Enhanced Interrogation: ‘We Interrogate Terrorists Like That to Stop Attacks’

    12/09/2016 10:12:12 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 9, 2016 | Tom Rogan
    Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results. In his new book, Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell offers his own testimony on the EITs. He argues that the techniques were critical in saving the lives...
  • General: IS Recruits Could Enter U.S. Via Caribbean

    03/16/2015 6:33:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 16, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The head of U.S. Southern Command has warned lawmakers that IS is radicalizing converts and other Muslims in Latin America and could train and send them north via human traffickers. Gen. John Kelly issued his warning in a hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on defense appropriations for fiscal 2016. He's concerned that in addition to the Iranian terrorist puppet Hezbollah being active in Latin America, the Islamic State is promoting and recruiting for jihad against the United States in the region. "Last year, IS adherents posted discussions on social media calling for the infiltration...
  • SAS sniper racks up 100th ISIS kill during battle for Mosul

    12/04/2016 7:22:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tom Batchelor
    AN SAS sniper has picked off his 100th Islamic State militant during fighting for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The impressive tally makes him one of the most successful snipers in the British armed forces. His latest kill is said to be a “high valued target” in the terror group, which has put up fierce resistance as the US-backed coalition attempts to recapture Iraq’s second city from the extremists. . . . Taking his position outside a compound that was once a base for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the sharpshooter needed just a single bullet to punch through the...
  • Ohio State attacker blamed media for portrayal of Muslims

    11/28/2016 4:52:12 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/28 | David K. Li and Yaron Steinbuch
    A Somali refugee and Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of people on campus Monday and slashed them with a butcher knife — and police are now investigating whether the attack was an act of terror, federal sources told The Post. “He did exhibit some of the methods encouraged by terror groups who can’t attack the US themselves,” a federal source said. When the attack began, police issued an “active shooter” alert that prompted a campus-wide lockdown and chillingly ordered students to “run, hide, fight.”
  • IDF attacks ISIS target in Syria

    11/27/2016 9:38:36 PM PST · by Lera · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/28/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Israeli aircraft attack a facility in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights in retaliation for Sunday's attack on IDF soldiers. Israeli aircraft attacked early Monday morning a facility belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights. The attack was in retaliation to Sunday's attack on IDF forces who were engaged in operations along the Syrian border. The patrol returned fire, first with small arms and then with mortars. The Israel Air Force then located the armored vehicle that had been the source of the fire and destroyed the vehicle, killing all...
  • French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

    11/21/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 NOV 2016 | wire
    France said it had foiled a militant plot and arrested seven people in the southern port city of Marseille and the eastern city of Strasbourg. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin, aged 29 to 37, had been detained on Sunday. Two were arrested in Marseille. Most of the others, he said on Monday, were arrested in Strasbourg - a city where one of oldest and largest Christmas markets is set to open this week. “An attack has been foiled ... The scale of the terrorist threat is enormous and it is not...
  • French anarchists linked to New York bombing

    11/14/2008 2:46:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 67 replies · 4,881+ views
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | Last Updated: 1:48AM GMT 14 Nov 2008 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    SNIPPET: "A French couple arrested in connection with a series of anarchist attacks on the country's rail network have been linked by the FBI to a bomb attack in New York." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "French anti-terrorist police are holding 10 alleged members of a violent anarchist movement suspected of sabotaging power cables on high speed TGV train lines. But it now transpires that the alleged culprits were netted thanks to information from the FBI, which allegedly linked two of them to the home-made bomb attack on an army recruitment centre in New York's Times Square in March. Julien Coupat, 34, the...
  • Refugee camp translator: German migrants despise Christians and want to Islamise the country

    11/17/2016 3:52:37 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 24 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 17th November 2016 | TOM MICHAEL
    A translator at refugee camps in Germany has claimed Muslim migrants hate Christians and want to Islamise the country. The woman, 39, from Eritrea, came to Germany as a refugee herself in 1991, before volunteering at asylum centres to “give something back”. But the Arabic speaker said what she discovered when working with migrants over the last five years shocked her. During her time at a number of centres across the country, she said she discovered Muslim refugees preaching “pure hatred” of Christians. Muslim children were told by their parents not to play with Christian kids. And she herself was...
  • Mosul: Hundreds of bodies discovered in mass graves near city

    11/17/2016 6:26:04 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu November 17, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfeeq and Angela Dewan
    Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Iraqi security forces have discovered two mass graves near the city of Mosul containing around 250 bodies, police said Thursday. The graves were found near the town of Hammam al-Alil and were created by ISIS militants, Iraqi Federal Police Commander Brig. Gen. Faris Radhi Abbas told CNN.
  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens Of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    11/16/2016 6:15:40 AM PST · by tekrat · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • Kaine says Clinton would seek updated war-making powers

    10/28/2016 8:19:04 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 83 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 October 2016 | Olivier Knox
    Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine said in an interview published Monday that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would quickly ask Congress for fresh legal authority to make war on the so-called Islamic State and other terrorist groups around the world. “Hillary has said that that’s something she wants to do very early in her administration,” the Virginia senator said. He made his remarks in an interview with “The Axe Files,” hosted by David Axelrod, a former top adviser to President Obama. Kaine said the former secretary of state will press lawmakers to rewrite the Sept. 14, 2001, Authorization for Use...
  • US Service Members killed in Jordan Shooting

    11/04/2016 2:20:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Three US troops were killed in a shooting attack outside a Jordanian training facility on Friday, a US official said, following earlier reports that one or two US personnel were dead. “A total of three US service members died today in the incident in Jordan,” the official said. “Initial reports were that one was killed, two injured. The two injured service members were transported to a hospital in Amman, where they died.” “The service members were in vehicles approaching the gate of a Jordanian military training facility, where they came under small arms fire,” the official added. “We are working...
  • 3 U.S. military trainers killed in gunfire by security units at Jordan base

    11/04/2016 9:30:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4 at 11:57 AM | Taylor Luck and Brian Murphy
    At least three U.S. military trainers in Jordan were fatally shot by security forces Friday when their vehicle failed to stop at the gate of a military base, the Jordanian military and a U.S. official said. The U.S. service members came under “small-arms fire” as they approached a Jordanian training facility, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief media. Few other details about the incident were given, and the official said U.S. and Jordanian authorities were investigating the cause. Earlier, a Jordan’s military said there was “an exchange of gunfire” after...