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  • He Went to Prison for Killing a Taliban Terrorist, Now He's Seeking a Presidential Pardon

    06/19/2019 2:50:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2019 | Micah Rate
    After being confined in the Fort Leavenworth military prison for eight years, Sergeant Derrick Miller is out on parole and trying to put his life back together. In July 2011, Sgt. Miller was convicted of premeditated murder for the death of an Afghan during his third deployment with the U.S. National Guard. But the circumstances that led Sgt. Miller to join the military and got him to this point, are a story in and of themselves. "Initially, I had been working in construction for probably about six or seven years. I'd been doing carpentry and had my own crew. We...
  • Trump: 'I Think I Know’ Who Was Behind 9/11 Attacks

    06/18/2019 2:59:07 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 70 replies
    NN ^ | 06-18-19 | Jack Murphy
    President Donald Trump has said he thinks he knows who was behind the September 11th attack in New York in 2001, before adding that “Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Centre."Speaking to ABC News, Trump said: “It was not Iraq."“It were other people. And I think I know who the other people were. And you might also.”
  • "American Taliban" Terrorist John Walker Lindh Released from Prison, Living in Virginia (commentary)

    05/29/2019 10:44:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 25 replies
    Acts17Apologetics ^ | 5-24-2019 | David Wood
    John Walker Lindh, an American convert to Islam who fought for the Taliban, joined al-Qaeda, met with Osama bin Laden, and has praised ISIS, has been released from prison after completing 17 years of his 20-year sentence. Lindh (also known as Yahya, Sulayman al-Faris, and Abu Sulayman al-Irlandi) will be living in Virginia. David Wood discusses the issue.
  • Dubious BogusNews: Taliban Claims It Shot Down US B-52 Bomber in Afghanistan - Reports

    05/26/2019 12:34:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 16:55 10.04.2019(updated 16:57 10.04.2019)
    16:55 10.04.2019(updated 16:57 10.04.2019) The alleged attack comes days after the Taliban targeted a US convoy in north-eastern Afghanistan, killing three soldiers. Taliban* militants have claimed they shot down a US B-52 heavy bomber, Syrian news site Muraselon reports. The incident purportedly took place when the aircraft was departing from the Shawrab Airbase in southern Afghanistan in the early hours of Wednesday morning. "Mujaheddin (a militia fighter) of the Islamic Emirate targeted a US B-52 bomber with heavy weapons today early morning in Lar area in the Washir district of Helmand Province," a spokesman for the Taliban was quoted as...
  • Buttigieg says Trump slandering troops by mulling pardons for those accused of war crimes

    05/26/2019 10:05:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 26, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, in an interview that aired Sunday, said President Trump had slandered American troops by considering pardoning servicemen accused of war crimes -- and said the proposal threatened to undermine the country’s “legal and moral” foundations. “When you serve, you are agreeing to serve the Constitution and uphold the law and, frankly, his idea that being sent to fight makes you automatically into some kind of war criminal is a slander against veterans that could come only from somebody who never served,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor said on ABC News’ “This Week.” Buttigieg, an...
  • Talibanny Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

    05/23/2019 7:06:35 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 May 2019 | Mark Steyn
    John Walker Lindh - or Abdul Hamid, as he may well prefer to be styled - comes out of prison today. At the time we were assured he was just a goofy kid who'd gone off to find himself and accidentally found the Taliban instead. But here we are, eighteen years later, and he's even more fully committed to global jihad than before. And, for some reason, the Irish Government chose to confer citizenship on a convicted jihadist while he was in gaol, so we can at least stop calling him the American Talib and instead refer to him as...
  • Daughter of Slain CIA Agent Fumes As the 'American Taliban' Is Set for Release

    05/22/2019 3:06:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    U.S. forces captured Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, a California-born man named the "American Taliban" in the Afghanistan invasion in 2001, just months after the September 11 terror attacks. He is reportedly responsible for the murder of CIA paramilitary officer Johnny “Mike” Spann. Spann had been questioning Lindh at a prison, when his fellow prisoners staged a bloody revolt. Now, at age 38, Lindh is being released from federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana after serving 17 years of his 20-year sentence. He's reportedly earned his freedom due to "good behavior" and will be on probation for three years.The conditions...
  • At least 5 dead in jihad suicide attack on American aid group because they promoted gender equality

    05/10/2019 8:47:52 AM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 9, 2019 9:30 AM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Afghanistan: At least 5 dead in jihad suicide attack on American aid group because they promoted gender equality “The Taliban have killed at least five people in a suicide attack” on the offices of a US aid group, Counterpart International” in the heart of Kabul. The reasons cited for the attack is that “one of its programmes was promoting open inter-mixing between men and women'” and other “harmful Western activities”. In Islamic doctrine, gender equality is non-existent. In full sharia style, “when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, before the US-led campaign to topple them in 2001, they barred women from education...
  • Islamist Deputy Sheriff Nezar Hamze has Sit-Down with Taliban Imam

    04/04/2019 5:14:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 4, 2019 | Joe Kaufman
    In South Florida, terror has a badge and a gun. After leaving his job at CAIR, Nezar Hamze has now settled into his new position as Executive Director of the South Florida Muslim Federation (SFMF), an umbrella organization for most if not all of the area’s Islamic extremist groups, including CAIR. Last month, SFMF held a meeting at a radical mosque with a number of SFMF affiliate imams, one of which was previously arrested and charged with conspiring to provide funding to the Pakistani Taliban. All of this should be unsettling for Floridians and Americans, but what is most alarming...
  • jihadis freed from Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl now face US as Taliban reps

    03/28/2019 6:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 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...
  • Pentagon identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    03/23/2019 4:54:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2019 | Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford
    The Pentagon has identified two soldiers killed Friday in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat. The two soldiers were identified as Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29, and Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Lindsay was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson. Two US defense officials told CNN Friday that the two US service members were killed during a...
  • US Taliban jihadi John Walker Lindh to be released in May, supports ISIS

    03/20/2019 5:40:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 20, 2019 8:16 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    US Taliban jihadi John Walker Lindh to be released in May, supports ISIS, advocates for global jihad John Walker Lindh was captured while fighting alongside the Taliban against U.S. troops. If that isn’t treason, what is? This jihadi says he wants to move to Ireland, but if the Irish aren’t stupid enough to let him in, he will likely become a hero of the Muslim victimhood circuit in the U.S., speaking at CAIR and ISNA conferences, demonizing the United States and slyly recruiting for jihad. “John Walker Lindh, American ex-Taliban fighter, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islamism,” by...
  • U.S. Peace Talks With Taliban Trip Over a Big Question: What Is Terrorism?

    03/08/2019 1:33:01 AM PST · by blueplum · 10 replies
    New York Times via msn ^ | 08 Mar 2019 | Mujib Mashal
    DOHA, Qatar — Nearly 11 days after peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban began with high hopes, it has become clear that any resolution to the 18-year war could be frustratingly slow. One of the most prominent issues thwarting progress is a disagreement over a fundamental question: What is terrorism, and who is a terrorist?... ...American negotiators have insisted on specifying that Afghanistan not be used by “terrorist” groups, but the Taliban have resisted, saying there was no universal definition of terrorism. The Taliban dragging their feet on one term might seem to be killing time, but...
  • Caroline Glick: Time to walk away from Afghanistan

    03/03/2019 12:23:30 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 March 2019 | Caroline Glick
    If nothing else comes of it, the latest round of Pakistani aggression against India served as yet another signal to the U.S. that the time has come to cut its losses and walk away from Afghanistan. On February 14, a Pakistani terrorist from Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist organization, infiatrated the Indian side of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir province and murdered more than forty Indian paramilitary forces in a suicide bombing..... Regarding China, however, even as this concern informed U.S. decisionmakers, Pakistan expanded its strategic and political ties with China. In 2016, 63 percent of Pakistan’s foreign military assistance was Chinese....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 3/1/2019

    03/01/2019 3:52:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/1/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The talks with North Korea are one but the talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan continue tomorrow after a break. New energy added to the talks earlier this week between the US and Taliban with the addition of top Taliban leader Mullah Bardar..... Israel's Attorney General moving forward with the indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases..... The leader of the opposition in Canada calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign..... Nine votes in favor of a US resolution calling for humanitarian aid and free and fair elections for Venezuela in the UN Security Council.....
  • The US-Taliban peace agreement

    02/04/2019 2:50:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/19 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    It was reported recently that the USA and the Taliban have reached a peace agreement on Afghanistan that will allow US forces to leave that country 17 years after they invaded it on October, 2001, less than a month after 9/11. Al Qaeda..... A large number of the terrorists that filled the country were killed, some were captured and some escaped to other countries. The impression left by the swift operation was that the Taliban would never gain back its strength and that Afghanistan would never again be a terror state. And then last week it was reported that America...
  • End The Occupation

    02/03/2019 3:29:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2019 | Paul Jacob
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker sums up in a single word the recently announced framework of an agreement between the United States of America and the Taliban: Surrender.“This current process bears an unfortunate resemblance to the Paris peace talks during the Vietnam War,” writes Crocker in a Washington Post op-ed. “Then, as now, it was clear that by going to the table we were surrendering; we were just negotiating the terms of our surrender. The Taliban will offer any number of commitments, knowing that when we are gone and the Taliban is back, we will have no means of...
  • Taliban, US agree to draft deal that would withdraw foreign forces from Afghanistan

    01/27/2019 9:02:46 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/27/2019 | Rick Moran
    Reuters is reporting that Taliban officials say they have reached a draft deal with US negotiators to withdraw all foreign forces from Afghanistan in 18 months. US special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad would not confirm a draft deal was in place, saying only that "significant progress" had been made. While no joint statement was issued, Khalilzad tweeted later that the talks had made “significant progress” and would resume shortly, adding that he planned to travel to Afghanistan to meet government officials. “Meetings here (in Qatar) were more productive than they have been in the past. We have made significant progress...
  • Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal: Taliban sources

    01/26/2019 10:42:14 PM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Jan 2019 | Abdul Qadir Sediqi, Jibran Ahmad, Rupam Jain
    KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban officials said U.S. negotiators on Saturday agreed on a draft peace pact setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the United States’ longest war. The details of the draft were given to Reuters by Taliban sources …{snip} U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday wrote on Twitter that he had received “encouraging news” from Khalilzad about the talks. “The U.S. is serious about pursuing peace, preventing #Afghanistan from continuing to be a space for international terrorism & bringing forces home,” Pompeo tweeted. He did not give a...
  • Nancy Pelosi ran rings around Trump. Imagine what Kim Jong Un and the Taliban will do.(Barf alert)

    01/26/2019 1:54:03 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26th 2019 | Max Boot
    On Jan. 17, President Trump tweeted: “No ‘Cave’ on the issue of Border and National Security.” Eight days later, he caved, agreeing to reopen the government for three weeks without getting a penny for his border wall. His right-wing allies are spluttering in rage, but they shouldn’t be surprised. This debacle confirms that Trump is not the “ultimate negotiator” he purports to be. He is, in fact, a lousy negotiator. Now he may be on the verge of concluding the worst deals of the century by pulling U.S. troops out of South Korea and Afghanistan in return for empty promises...