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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/22-Saturday 3/23/2019 Newsdump Edition

    03/23/2019 2:48:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/22/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning. The developments regarding Robert Mueller's investigation will be noted later in this Newsdump summary. But first, the shakeup at a group hostile to supporters of President Trump and a broad range of conservative, religious and libertarian people and organizations continued Friday. The President of the Montgomery, Alabama based Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, announced in an email that he's leaving taking responsibility for unspecified "problems"...... The French government's crackdown policies in force this Saturday for Week 19 of the Yellow Vests protests.... British Prime Minister Theresa May releasing a letter to MP's Friday evening specifying her plans...
  • 'Tomorrow we'll be in paradise': Islamic State followers speak from besieged enclave

    03/12/2019 4:51:44 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 March 2019 | Lisa Barrington
    “Tomorrow, God willing, we will be in paradise and they will be burning in hell,” said an Islamic State member whom the video identified as Abu Abd al-Azeem, whose speech is peppered with Koranic recitations... The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday the assault to capture the besieged enclave of Baghouz, near the Iraqi border, was as good as over.
  • How the Islamic State Was Defeated in Iraq and Syria. From 2015 to 2019.

    03/04/2019 7:27:18 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    quodverum.com ^ | 3/4/2019 | Thomas Wictor
    The Islamic State began as the Organisation of Monotheism and Jihad, created in 1999 by Jordanian career criminal Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Originally the group wanted to overthrow the Jordanian monarchy, but after the American invasion of Iraq, Zarqawi’s goal became igniting a sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East. He went to Iraq in 2003 and launched what was at that time the most violent insurgency in the region’s history. Many name changes later, the late Zarqawi’s group was virtually defeated. In 2010, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—the current emir—recruited former intelligence and military officers from Saddam Hussein’s...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/1/2019

    02/01/2019 3:44:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/1/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    North Korea has pledged to destroy all of its nuclear enrichment facilities. That's the word from the US representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun..... "I'll continue to build the wall, and we'll get the wall finished" That's what President Trump told two "New York Times" reporters at the White House.... The US backed Syrian Democratic Forces are talking with Islamic State about the fate of the last ISIS fighters in the Euphrates River Valley in eastern Syria..... In northern Syria's Idlib province the attacks by the HTS jihadist group, formerly Al-Qaeda, have broken the peace guaranteed by Russia and Turkey...
  • US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State

    01/06/2019 6:11:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    AFP/TheJournal.ie ^ | 01/06/2019
    A US-backed roup says that it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State in Syria. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said that it had arrested five militants who had been fighting for the Islamic State. It reported that one of these was a 45-year-old man originally from Dublin, Ireland. Two of the other men are from the US, while the other two are from Pakistan. In a statement, the SDF — which mainly fights against Islamic State and other extremist groups in Syria — said that it was carrying out Operation Jazeera Storm, which has the aim of...
  • The Mattis Repercussions: Why Trump’s handling of Syria and the Pentagon this week is so damaging.

    12/22/2018 5:10:53 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 125 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 21, 2018
    ... The more lasting damage will derive from the shoddy, humiliating way Mr. Trump treated the secretary and his generals on such a core military issue as deployments in Syria. Jim Mattis is not some neoconservative bent on staying in Syria for years. He is less hawkish on Syria and Iran than national security adviser John Bolton or Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Yet in deciding to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, Mr. Trump acted on his own impulses with little more than cursory consultation with his military advisers. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/10/2018 (News Dump Edition)

    11/10/2018 5:38:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump has approved an emergency declaration because of wildfires in California. Its been a brutal week of wildfires affecting northern California with nine deaths in the town of Paradise, 6,700 structures were destroyed there in the town of 26,000 when the fire suddenly swept through causing confusion and traffic jams in the midst of the raging inferno. 35 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING THERE..... Yesterday, a new fire spread rapidly in southern California..... President Trump tweeted about the situation at around 3am this morning: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that...
  • JAMAL KHASHOGGI: THE MEDIA FIGHTS FOR A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PAL OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

    10/16/2018 10:36:56 PM PDT · by changedLiberal · 88 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.”
  • News Summary At This Hour-Monday 10/1/2018

    10/01/2018 4:53:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States and Canada have cut a last minute trade deal Sunday night ahead of the midnight deadline for Canada to join the United States and Mexico in a trilateral trade arrangement.... Today is Election Day in Canada's second most populous province, Quebec. Four political parties are expected to be dividing up the 125 seats in Quebec's National Assembly.... A political party committed to reducing US military presence has won the election in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa.... There's a lot of political drama in the UK amidst the Conservative Party conference with many of the faithful dismayed by...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Friday

    09/07/2018 5:00:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel supported opposition military forces in Syria. That story's been published by "Foreign Policy" magazine.... At a February news conference President Trump said that the only reason the United States was in Syria was because of Islamic State.... But the US envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey now says the United States is in Syria because of Islamic State and because of Iranian presence..... Russian Aerospace Forces (Air Force) launched at least seven airstikes in the northern region where the Syrian government offensive is expected..... A key meeting is underway today in Tehran, Iran. Its a summit between the leaders of...
  • Syria Idlib: Trump

    09/03/2018 11:12:50 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/4/2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has warned the Syrian government and its Russian and Iranian allies against "recklessly" attacking rebel-held Idlib province. In a tweet he warned of "a grave humanitarian mistake" in which hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Syrian government forces are said to be preparing a huge offensive on the last major rebel stronghold in the country. The UN says such a campaign could have disastrous consequences for thousands of civilians. The US State Department also warned on Monday that Washington would respond to any chemical attacks by the Syrian government or its allies..... US ambassador...
  • U.S. soldier pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State

    08/30/2018 1:11:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 29, 2018 | AP
    A soldier based in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help Islamic State, telling a judge he provided secret military information, a drone meant to track U.S. troops and other support to undercover agents he believed were members of the terrorist organization. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, handcuffed and wearing a prison jumpsuit, spoke in a clear voice when he told a U.S. magistrate judge that he was guilty of all four counts against him.
  • Suspected ISIS member arrested in Sacramento County, allegedly committed ‘most heinous crimes’

    08/15/2018 8:08:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 15, 2018 | Sam Stanton, Darrell Smith And Julia Sclafani
    Federal agents in Sacramento arrested a suspected ISIS member Wednesday on charges that he killed an Iraqi police officer in 2014 in the Rawah District of Al-Anbar province as fighters were taking over the town.
  • Russian Soldiers Begin Drills Near Afghanistan Border

    07/21/2018 3:38:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2018 | Edwin Mora
    Thousands of troops from Russia and the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan recently participated in joint military exercises along the Afghanistan border to prepare against possible spillover violence from the northern Afghan provinces where the Taliban and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are fueling deteriorating security conditions, Khaama Press (KP) reported Thursday. U.S. and Afghan defense officials have accused Russia of lending support to the Afghan Taliban, which has been fighting a war against U.S.-NATO-led forces since 2001. Now, it appears the terrorist group is threatening Central Asian countries like Tajikistan with close ties to Russia that border Afghanistan. KP reveals,...
  • The U.S. isn’t prepared for the growing threat of drones

    07/08/2018 4:25:32 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 53 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 4, 2018 | Kirstjen M. Nielsen
    Drone technology offers the potential to change our world... But the technology also has a dark side. It can be used to spy on us, to threaten our critical infrastructure, or to attack crowds and public places. For years, the Department of Homeland Security has worried about the dangers of unmanned aerial systems, and we have sought the legal authority to protect Americans against corrupted aerial devices. Today I have a pressing message for Congress: Time is running out. As secretary of homeland security, I can tell you that threat is outpacing our ability to respond. Without congressional action, the...
  • Paris attacks suspect linked to horrific pilot killing by ISIS

    07/06/2018 8:36:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.fr ^ | 6 July 2018 17:08 CEST+02:00
    A suspect in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks has been identified by Belgian police as having been among a group of ISIS extremists who burned a Jordanian pilot alive in a cage. Osama Krayem, a Swede of Syrian origin, has been held in Belgium since 2016 and could face war crimes charges over the murder of Maaz al-Kassasbeh, whose grisly death was filmed and put online in an incident that came to symbolise some of the worst excesses of ISIS. Krayem is suspected of playing a key role in the jihadist cell behind the attacks in Paris, which killed...
  • French IS woman jailed for life by Iraqi court

    06/03/2018 8:25:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 3 June 2018 11:08 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    An Iraq court on Sunday sentenced a French woman to life in jail for membership of the Islamic State group as her lawyers accused authorities in Paris of “interference” to prevent her return to France. Melina Boughedir, a mother of four, was sentenced last February to seven months in prison for “illegal” entry into the country and was set to be deported back to France. But another court ordered the re-trial of the 27-year-old French citizen under Iraq’s anti-terrorist law and on Sunday she was found guilty of belonging to IS. “I am innocent,” Boughedir told the judge in French....
  • Attacker yells 'Allahu Akbar,' stabs five in Paris before police take him down

    05/12/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/12/18 | Steve Almasy and Eva Tapiero
    The person who stabbed five people in Paris on Saturday night, killing one, yelled the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," during the attack, city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene. Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris. Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police. The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online. The...
  • Trump Tweets: Five Most Wanted ISIS Leaders Captured

    05/10/2018 10:01:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/10/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the five most wanted members of the Islamic State terror group have been captured. ___________________________________________ Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018 ___________________________________________ According to Fox News, the ISIS leaders were captured in a joint-sting operation conducted by American, Iraqi and Turkish forces ___________________________________________ Fantastic victory for Pres. Trump and Defence Sec. Mattis after joint U.S.-Iraqi-Turkish sting operation captures 5 top ISIS leaders. pic.twitter.com/8ybfe4pS4I — Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) May 10, 2018 ___________________________________________ Trump’s comments came just hours after he celebrated the release of three American...
  • Reports: Turkey detains 4 senior Islamic State militants

    04/27/2018 2:05:16 PM PDT · by BBell
    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish authorities have detained four suspected senior Islamic State extremists in an operation in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir. Anadolu Agency said Friday the suspects include the group's so-called "emir," or ruler, of Deir el-Zour, a major city in eastern Syria, and its environs. It described the other three suspects as senior operatives within the extremist group.-snip-The suspects were hiding among a group of Syrian refugees planning to cross into Europe, the newspaper reported.