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  • Taliban fears over young recruits attracted to Isis in Afghanistan

    05/27/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 7, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    Foreign fighters who claim allegiance to Islamic State are gathering dozens of recruits in eastern Afghanistan, luring would-be jihadis with generous resources and the group’s powerful brand, according to a Taliban fighter who has met several of their commanders. The rapid and dramatic victories clocked up by Isis in Iraq, Syria and Libya have attracted some young men with specific grievances against government or foreign forces, who simply want the strongest possible allies. Others seem drawn by the novelty of an upstart force, the Taliban veteran said, or by the apparently deep pockets of a group that boasts laptops, benevolent...
  • Inside the stunning fall and war-crimes investigation of an Army Green Beret war hero

    05/19/2015 11:37:40 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | By Dan Lamothe
    When President Obama draped the nation’s highest award for combat valor around the neck of an Afghan war hero at the White House in October 2013, a highly decorated Green Beret officer who sat nearby faced an ugly reality: The Army was investigating him on charges of murder and conspiracy. Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was invited to the ceremony by William D. Swenson, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan four years earlier. Like Swenson, Golsteyn had braved enemy fire repeatedly, seen fellow soldiers die and voiced deep frustration with the ways he saw U.S. troops...
  • Qatar to Free (Five Senior) Taliban Commanders Exchanged for (Army Deserter) Bergdahl

    05/13/2015 1:32:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 12, 2015 | Admiral James A. "Ace" Lyons
    The five senior Taliban Commanders released from Guantanamo (GITMO) in exchange for the return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are set to be freed from their “luxurious” confinement in Qatar effective June 1. These five hard-core terrorists are Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammend Nabi Omari. They were classified as some of the most dangerous Taliban commanders held at GITMO, according to Thomas Joscelyn of The Long War Journal. There is little doubt that these five Taliban commanders will return to the Afghanistan battlefield. The real issue that should not be overlooked is...
  • Shocking News About 5 Taliban Commanders Released by Obama… This Is TREASON

    05/12/2015 5:20:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Mullah Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Mohammad Fazl, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Mohammend Nabi Omari, the five Taliban Commanders traded for Sgt. Bergdahl, will soon be released from their “confinement.” Admiral James T. “Ace” Lyons said there is “little doubt” that the terrorists will return to the battlefield in Afghanistan. These terrorists are set to be released on June 1st, one year to the day after they were traded for Sgt. Bergdahl. As part of the trade, the government of Qatar had promised to “restrict” the terrorists’ movements for one year. Now, they will be free. Free to go right...
  • Three al-Qaeda leaders killed in US attack (the Libi raid)

    02/05/2008 4:44:09 AM PST · by Dog · 50 replies · 133+ views
    www.adnkronos.com ^ | 5 Feb. 2008
    Kuwait City, 5 Feb. (AKI) - The US air raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Abu Layth al-Libi in Pakistan is reported to have also killed three other leaders from the terrorist network. According to the Kuwaiti daily, al-Watan, two Kuwaitis and a Libyan also died in the missile attack conducted by a Predator aircraft on January 25 in Mir Ali, in North Waziristan on the border of Afghanistan. The daily said the attack was aimed at what was believed to have been an al-Qaeda summit meeting. Abu Obeida Tawari al-Obeidi and Abu Adel al-Kuwaiti were reportedly there with al-Libi.Abu Adel...
  • ISIS, Taliban announced Jihad against each other

    04/20/2015 12:50:44 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 42 replies
    Khaama Press ^ | 4/20/2015 | Khaama Press
    Mashaal Radio has published a report stating that Daesh and Taliban group have announced Jihad against each other. Nabi Jan Mullahkhil, police chief of southern Helmand province has told Mashaal Radio during an interview that he has received documents in which both the terrorist groups have announced Jihad against each other. Mashaal Radio which is related to Azadi Radio quotes Mullahkhil as saying when the matter of peace talks between government and Taliban comes into discussion some intelligence agencies make new groups to keep the war ongoing in Afghanistan. Reports of minor clashes between the fighters of Taliban group and...
  • BOMBSHELL: Afghan Colonel Was Paid $250,000 to Kill U.S. Air Force Personnel, Pentagon Cover-Up

    04/15/2015 10:32:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://pjmedia.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | patrick poole
    A bombshell revelation has emerged about the incident responsible for the greatest U.S. Air Force loss of life during the War on Terror, the deadliest “green-on-blue” attack during U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. On April 27, 2011, Afghan Air Force Colonel Ahmad Gul gunned down eight U.S. Air Force personnel and a civilian contractor inside the Afghan Air Force headquarters, including investigators who had just arrived in the country to examine rampant corruption in the Afghan military. Multiple Air Force and CENTCOM investigations claimed to find no motive for the attack, leaving the families of those killed with no answers. Now,...
  • Religious leader of Bajur Agency accepts Abu Baker Albaghdadi spiritual leader in Pakistan

    04/11/2015 4:42:54 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 6 replies
    11 April 2015 | musarrat ullah jan
    Torkham, 11 April 2015, Leader of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan Bajur agency has accepted in ISIS and they become the follower of AKhalifa Abu Baker Albaghdadi. This the latest statement of Shahid Ullah Shahid whose now a day spokesman of ISIS in Pakistan. Talking to journalist through telephonic conversation Shahid Ullah Shahid confirmed that Amir of Bajur Agency Abu Baker along with Assistant Qari Zahid and cabinet member accept the ISIS leader Abu Baker Albaghdadi leadership. In the telephonic conversation Shahid Ullah Shahid said that group of TTP Bajur Leaders meet with Hafiz Saeed, who is the Amir of Pakistan &...
  • NCIS investigation reportedly shows Bergdahl had 'deliberate plan' ...

    04/07/2015 7:51:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Qpeil 7, 2015
    A 2009 NCIS investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s activities while in Afghanistan reveal that there is clear evidence Bergdahl was “going over to the other side with a deliberate plan,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night. Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer and Fox News contributor, said two senior sources told him that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation included a forensic review of his computer, which show Bergdahl’s apparent intent to travel to Uzbekistan. “He was going to go off to Uzbekistan,” Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “He had made contact...
  • Ex-CIA Officer: White House Could Pardon Bowe Bergdahl

    04/05/2015 10:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 27, 2015 | Sean Piccoli
    Bowe Bergdahl "caused a lot of suffering among members of the military" after he walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — and he may skate on charges of desertion and misbehavior because he still has defenders in the White House, says a former CIA station chief. "We're going to have to wait for a legal outcome here on this case, but the administration has a lot vested in this," Gary Berntsen, who led the CIA hunt in Tora Bora for Osama bin Laden, said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)"The administration made the mistake...
  • Taliban Think Crusades Never Ended, Says Pakistani Archbishop

    04/02/2015 4:20:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 4/1/15 | Diane Montagna
    Recounts latest attacks on ChristiansROME — Pope Francis on Sunday, March 16, condemned the bombings of two Churches in a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan. The twin bombings — at one Catholic and one Protestant church —came as local Christians were attending Sunday Mass and services. The deadly blasts left 14 people dead and 78 wounded. The attack followed last December's Peshawar school massacre, when 7 gunmen — including one Chechen, two Arabs and two Afghans — entered the Army public school in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire on staff and children, killing 145, including 132...
  • Timeline reveals Bergdahl was a cover story for Obama [Main goal was to release Taliban commanders]

    04/02/2015 7:20:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Investor’s Business Daily has put together facts to demonstrate that the release of Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity was just a ruse to provide cover for President Obama to release the Taliban commanders, a goal he had long pursued. Here is the timeline they provide: January 2009: Obama signs executive order calling for Gitmo to be shuttered within a year, while his national security team considers if five Taliban leaders are safe for release. 2011: White House and State Department officials open secret talks with the Taliban in Germany and the Persian Gulf to discuss their release from Gitmo...
  • Federal Lawsuit to Force Release of Secret Pentagon Bergdahl Files

    03/28/2015 7:36:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Radix ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    The sudden announcement of the charges Bergdahl faces, reinvigorated the sometimes fierce political debate that took place last year after the alleged deserter was secretly traded for five high-level Taliban prisoners from the military detention center at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Marine base. Equally controversial was a legal watchdog group’s announcement that it had already filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in order to have a federal judge force the Obama-appointed commanders to release records regarding the U.S. Army’s review of the disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl while he was assigned...
  • They Never Eat Their Words

    03/27/2015 6:55:22 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/27/15 | Steve Berman
    It’s not even remotely satisfying to witness the Obama administration and its media minions repeatedly spew maniacal, spittle-flecked pablum only to have those words served up cold and congealed for them to consume.  Because the Left never eats its words. On June 6, 2014, Susan Rice—head cheerleader for the “I’ll read any talking point” squad—told CNN, "I realize there has been lots of discussion and controversy around this," Rice said. "But what I was referring to was the fact that this was a young man who volunteered to serve his country in uniform at a time of war. That, in...
  • Shattuck: Bowe was wrong kid to bring home

    03/27/2015 2:45:34 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 15 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/27/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Last July, President Obama presented Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts of New Hampshire with the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony. Pitts single-handedly defended an outpost from hundreds of attacking Taliban fighters. He emptied machine guns, tossed grenades and did whatever it took to protect his fellow soldiers. As Obama put it, “Against the onslaught, one American held the line.” Less than two months earlier, Obama had been in the White House Rose Garden, grinning while the father of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl gave his son an encouraging shoutout in Pashto — the language of the Taliban. A Rose...
  • Official: At least 3 of 'Taliban 5' swapped for Bergdahl tried to reconnect with terror networks

    03/26/2015 3:12:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/26/2015 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: At least three of the five Taliban leaders traded last year for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have tried to plug back into their old terror networks, a government official familiar with the intelligence told Fox News, describing it as an attempt to "re-engage." The new allegations come as Bergdahl now faces desertion charges, and as the one-year deal governing the former Guantanamo detainees' supervised release in the Gulf nation of Qatar is set to expire -- at the end of May. The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency recently told Congress that, after that expiration, all his officers can do...
  • Bergdahl describes maltreatment at the hands of the Taliban

    03/26/2015 9:02:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban, beaten with a copper cable as he spent months blindfolded and chained spread-eagle to a bed. The 28-year-old soldier described his harsh treatment in Afghanistan in a letter released Thursday by his defense lawyer.
  • Bowe Bergdahl, Deserter

    03/26/2015 4:14:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion for leaving his unit in Afghanistan and joining up with the Taliban. It’s about time. After months of stonewalling as the evidence that Bergdahl was a deserter mounted ever higher, U.S. officials could ignore it no longer.
  • Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

    03/25/2015 3:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    KFOX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2015 | Lolita C. Baldor and Allen G. Breed, AP
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted. The misbehavior charge could land Bergdahl in prison for life, though some legal experts said a lengthy sentence was unlikely. He also could be dishonorably discharged and forfeit all his pay if convicted on either charge. Next, an Article 32 hearing — similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding — will be held at Fort Sam Houston in...
  • Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden shot dead

    03/17/2015 10:15:17 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 March 2015 | Reuters
    A Pakistani lawyer under death threats for defending a doctor who helped CIA agents hunt al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday, police said, and a Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility. Samiullah Afridi represented Dr Shakil Afridi, who was jailed in 2012 for 33 years for running a fake vaccination campaign believed to have helped the U.S. intelligence agency track down bin Laden. That sentence was overturned in 2013 and the doctor is now in jail awaiting a new trial. Samiullah Afridi was shot dead on Tuesday as he was returning to his home in the...
  • Obama’s Treason Is the New Patriotism

    03/15/2015 3:05:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 14 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Highlights: "Having aligned with everyone from Castro to the Supreme Leader of Iran (a country which rapes teenage girls so that they don’t die as virgins, and stones teenage rape victims), Obama has to make it seem as if it’s the Republicans who are the traitors." "During his original campaign, Obama said, “We cannot allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon." Bill Clinton said during his first term in office, 'North Korea cannot be allowed to develop a nuclear bomb.' North Korea could and did. Bill Clinton knew all along that it could and would." "Clinton and Obama didn’t accidentally...
  • An odd coincidence in the Bergdahl release? (Highest level of Treason if proven)

    06/04/2014 7:47:39 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    am thinker ^ | 6/4/14 | j kissner
    There are a few potentially important details surrounding the timeline leading to Bowe Bergdahl’s release that might deserve some discussion. Truth Revolt supplies some details on the timeline: This week’s [the week of Bergdahl’s release] secret diplomacy was not the first time the U.S. government had engaged the Taliban in an effort to negotiate a prisoner swap for the release of Bergdahl. In 2011, State Department officials held a series of meetings with Taliban leaders in Doha. In Congress, there was bipartisan opposition to any release of Guantanamo prisoners. After the negotiations were made public in early 2012 by Sen....
  • U.S. Justice Dept urges terror label for Nigerian militants (Hillary Boko Haram Flashback 2012)

    05/08/2014 8:43:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/17/12 | MARK HOSENBALL AND JOHN SHIFFMAN
    The Justice Department is pressing the State Department to designate Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group alleged to be responsible for hundreds of deaths, as a "foreign terrorist organization," according to a document obtained by Reuters. Lisa Monaco, head of the Justice Department's national security division, sent a letter in January to State Department counter-terrorism chief Daniel Benjamin requesting that Boko Haram, also known as the "Nigerian Taliban," be put on the list. A Congressional source said that in the last few days, State Department representatives have lobbied Congress to try to stop legislation which would force the administration to...
  • Army secretary defends stripping Special Forces officer of awards

    03/06/2015 3:51:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | March 5, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    The secretary of the Army is defending his decision to strip awards for heroism from a former Green Beret officer, saying the soldier demonstrated a "lack of honorable conduct" after he earned the medals. Golsteyn was later investigated for an undisclosed violation of the military's rules of engagement in combat — a violation related to the killing of a known enemy bombmaker, according to officials familiar with the case. The investigation closed in 2014 without Golsteyn's being charged with a crime, but Army Secretary John McHugh made the rare decision to strip him of both awards anyway. (snip) In a...
  • Parent: Weston teacher called my son 'rag-head Taliban'

    03/03/2015 8:37:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2015 | Karen Yi
    A Weston parent urged the Broward School Board on Tuesday to fire a teacher he claims called his son a "rag-head Taliban.". Youssef Wardani said Maria Valdes, who teaches French at Cypress Bay in Weston, called his 14-year-old son a Taliban four times in class last month. "I want her fired," said Wardani. "As a parent I should not be spending my time in front of [the School Board], explaining to them what should have been done on Day One … My son is not a rag-head Taliban."
  • Why are jihadis so obsessed with porn?

    02/17/2015 9:43:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2015 | Phyllis Chesler
    <p>Recently, London Mayor Boris Johnson described Jihadists as “porn driven losers” who have “low self-esteem and are unsuccessful with women.”</p> <p>According to Syrian doctors in a report in the British media, ISIS fighters are buying frilly underwear for their wives and sex slaves — and subjecting them to abnormal and sadistic sexual practices. They may well have learned this from pornography.</p>
  • What ISIS Really Wants

    02/16/2015 3:42:03 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/16/15 | Graeme Wood
    snip The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam. Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by the Islamic State adheres to what it calls, in its press and pronouncements, and on its billboards, license plates, stationery, and coins, “the Prophetic methodology,” which means following the prophecy and example of Muhammad, in punctilious detail. Muslims can reject the Islamic...
  • Time for a joke...

    02/16/2015 2:14:51 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 63 replies
    A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail little old Jewish man standing at a small makeshift display rack selling ties. The Taliban terrorist asked, "Do you have water?" The Jewish man replied, "I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie? They are only $5." The Taliban shouted hysterically, "Idiot Infidel! I do not need such an over-priced western adornment. I spit on your ties. I need water!"...
  • Breaking: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Bracing for “Imminent Complex Attack”

    02/15/2015 8:01:18 PM PST · by george76 · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 15, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The State Department issued a little noticed statement on Saturday warning of an “imminent complex attack” on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, telling Americans to avoid the area around the embassy. “As of February 2015, militants are preparing an imminent complex attack against the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul City, Afghanistan, from a location near Massoud Circle. The U.S. Embassy is taking this threat seriously and advises American citizens to avoid the area.” Massoud Circle was the location of a deadly suicide bomb attack last September claimed by the Taliban. ... As the Kabul Embassy staff prepares for an...
  • ( Sunni Moslems ) Taliban storm Pakistan Shiite mosque, killing at least 16

    02/13/2015 8:33:56 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | 13 February 2015
    Three attackers with grenades, Kalashnikovs and explosive suicide vests struck at the Imamia mosque in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan's restive northwest, around the time of the main Friday prayers. The attack comes two weeks after a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan killed 61 people ... violence has been on the rise in Pakistan in recent years, most of it perpetrated by hardline Sunni Muslim groups against minority Shiite Muslims, who make up around a fifth of the population. The suicide bombing at a mosque in southern Sindh province on January 30 was the deadliest...
  • White House weighs adjusting Afghan exit plan to slow withdrawal of troops

    02/10/2015 9:21:02 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2015 | Missy Ryan
    The Obama administration is considering slowing its planned withdrawal from Afghanistan for the second time, according to U.S. officials, a sign of the significant security challenges that remain despite an end to the U.S. and NATO combat mission there. Under the still-evolving plans, Army Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, could be given greater latitude to determine the pace of the drawdown in 2015 as foreign forces scramble to ensure Afghan troops are capable of battling Taliban insurgents on their own, the officials said. The options under discussion would not alter what is...
  • Obama Should Present Fort Hood Purple Hearts, Apologize

    02/10/2015 3:47:57 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 10, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: The Army has announced that as a result of Congress' making victims of attacks by foreign terrorist acts eligible, the Fort Hood victims will get Purple Hearts, and civilians will get Defense of Freedom medals. That language broadened the definition of an attack on eligible victims to include an assault by "a foreign terrorist organization." The definition includes attacks by a perpetrator or perpetrators in contact with a foreign terrorist organization or "inspired or motivated by a foreign terrorist organization" prior to the attack. The Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood by Maj. Nidal Hasan, in which...
  • Defense Intelligence: Freed Terrorists Likely to Return to Battle, 'Very Little' We Can Do

    02/05/2015 9:25:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Guy Benson
    This clip has made the rounds over the last few days -- which is simultaneously understandable and slightly confusing. I'll explain in a moment, but here's the exchange that's garnered significant attention:
  • Appeasement As Narcissism

    02/05/2015 5:02:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. Jihad is a "legitimate tenet of Islam." And "violent extremism," "workplace violence" or "man-caused disaster" better describe radical Islamic terrorism. Domestic terrorism is just as likely caused by returning U.S. combat veterans, according to one report by a federal agency. What is the point of such linguistic appeasement? The word "appeasement" long ago became pejorative for giving in to bullies. One side was aggressive and undemocratic; the other consensual and...
  • “Allah’s (White House) Muslim Terrorist” + Taliban’s TOP Jihadis + Bergdahl’s Islamic Family = The L

    02/04/2015 11:27:57 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    Adina Kutnicki A ZIONIST & CONSERVATIVE Blog ^ | February 5, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    “Commentary By Adina Kutnicki by Adina Kutnicki AS patriots await the official (Allah-wash) report regarding Bergdahl's (military-related) status, there are certain facts which are indisputable. We will get to that. BUT intertwined with the upcoming Pentagon's evaluation - re the aforementioned deserter and traitor - underlies the "logic" behind trading him for top Taliban leaders. IN this regard, it begs the question: why would the leader of the free world trade any soldier, let alone one with "questionable" loyalty, for high value, prized terror leaders? Well, if one's leanings are Islamist-infused, the question becomes the logical inverse: why not? Not...
  • White House Fudges Words To Avoid 'Turncoat For Terrorosts' Charge

    02/03/2015 12:50:06 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 3, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Semantics: If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck ... well, you get the idea. But not this White House, which called the Fort Hood massacre by a self-proclaimed jihadi yelling "Allahu Akhbar" "workplace violence." Despite Army denials, desertion charges appear likely and imminent in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his combat post in Afghanistan. The White House line that we traded five Taliban generals for him because "we leave no man behind" is wearing thin. We do and should leave deserters behind, and if we ever get our hands on them, their...
  • State Dept: Murder of Americans Not Terrorism, But Acts of Terror

    02/03/2015 5:09:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    State Dept: Murder of Americans Not Terrorism, But Acts of TerrorPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 2, 2015 @ 8:48 am In The Point | 16 Comments Translating from Obamanese to English can be hard work, because the Obamanese use English words with very specific coded meanings known only to them, their lawyers and their professors of political correctness.Obama Inc. originally refused to call Benghazi terrorism, but Obama did generally reference “Acts of Terror”, an issue that came up in the Obama-Romney debate.Is the distinction between terrorism and “Acts of Terror” significant? Apparently to Obama Inc. it is. State Department...
  • Was Taliban Murder of 3 Americans Act of Terror? Psaki: ‘I’m Not Going to Put New Labels On It’

    02/03/2015 2:00:43 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    cns ^ | january 30, 2015 | lauretta brown
    State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki declined on Friday to directly say whether the murder of three U.S. civilians at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday—which the Taliban claimed responsibility for--was an act of terrorism. “Obviously any attack that kills contractors, that kills individuals who are working there in harm’s way, is horrific and a tragedy but I’m not going to put new labels on it today.” She also said: “We see a difference between Taliban and ISIL.”
  • Pakistani teachers take up arms in wake of Taliban school massacre

    02/02/2015 12:09:26 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 4 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | AP
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – When Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school and massacred 150 children and teachers, nobody could fight back. Shabnam Tabinda and some of her fellow teachers want to change that -- and are practicing how to shoot terrorists.
  • Lying Liars Lying Yet Again About the Taliban

    02/01/2015 6:50:10 AM PST · by LSUfan · 8 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 1 Feb 15 | Christopher Holton
    Obama and his Obamanistas have told so many outright lies about the Taliban over the years that we can now devote a lengthy article to it. It started way back in 2008 when Obama was campaigning for the presidency. Back in those days he was saying that Iraq was a sideshow and that President Bush had “taken his eye off the ball.” According to Obama, the good war was in Afghanistan and he was going to concentrate on Afghanistan, where the Taliban were fighting US forces, when he got to be president. That turned out to be campaign rhetoric. Sure,...
  • WH Says Taliban Is Not a Terrorist Group One Month After 132 Pakistani School Children Slaughtered

    01/29/2015 6:34:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    Today the Obama White House insisted the Taliban was not a terrorist group. This comes after the Taliban slaughtered 132 children at a school in Pakistan in December. Charles Krauthammer responded to this latest idiocy: It slits throats. It attacks buses. It drives car bombs into markets and it’s not a terrorist group. Look you can’t parody this administration… And also the idea that the war is winding down is preposterous. Tell that to anybody that lives in Afghanistan. This is a fantasy. Obama is pretending that the War on Terror, the War in Afghanistan, the War in Iraq is...
  • Taliban Are Not Terrorists, or So Says the White House

    01/30/2015 8:23:10 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/30 | Jonathon Karl
    They act like terrorists, they regularly kill civilians like terrorists, but the White House does not consider the Afghan Taliban to be a terrorist group. “They do carry out tactics that are akin to terrorism. They do pursue terror attacks in an effort to try to advance their agenda,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained today, but “they have a different classification.”
  • Taliban was added to Specially Designated Global Terrorists list by executive order in July 2002

    01/31/2015 11:11:12 AM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2014
    In an article from ABC in June 4, 2014, " White House National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden noted that the Taliban was added to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) by executive order in July 2002, even if it is not listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the State Department." "Though the State Department has not designated the Afghan Taliban as an FTO, it has designated the group’s sister network, the Pakistani Taliban, as well as the Haqqani Network, a group closely associated with the Taliban "
  • Why Obama Needs to Pretend the Taliban Aren’t Terrorists

    01/31/2015 9:58:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    No doubt because of my background investigating, prosecuting, and studying terrorism, the cynical claim by White House spokesmen that the Taliban is not a terrorist organization has annoyed me even more than the Obama administration’s nonstop lying usually does. No surprise then that I could be found railing about it on The Kelly File Thursday night. In that spirit, ten thoughts for the weekend: 1. Under federal law, there are only three requirements for a group to qualify as a “foreign terrorist organization”: It has to be (a) foreign, (b) engaged in “terrorist activity” (bombings, assassinations, etc., carried out to...
  • The Curious Dramas of Bowe Bergdahl

    01/31/2015 8:50:49 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/31/15 | Jim Emerson
    Last Monday retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer, citing unnamed military sources, told Bill O’Reilly that the Army was planning to charge Bergdahl with desertion. He claimed that his sources confirmed Bergdahl’s attorney was given a charge sheet. It didn’t take Obama’s spin doctors long to have the Pentagon lying and denying that any charges were filed or any charge sheet presented to Bergdahl’s attorney Eugene Fidell. At the time of writing Mr. Fidell declined to speak to the press. In a surprise move NBC cited an anonymous senior defense official who said that Bergdahl will be charged with desertion very...
  • One of the best ever 30-or-so minutes on radio?

    01/30/2015 2:26:09 PM PST · by WilliamofCarmichael · 3 replies
    KSFO Morning Show with Sussman and Green ^ | 30 Janurary 2015 | KSFO Morning Show
    One of the best 30-or-so minutes on radio since I've been listening beginning in the early 1940s. One caller and one scheduled guest. KSFO Morning Show Podcast It's a four hour show. Pick the 30 January hour 0500 - 0600. The caller (27:30) is a military Afghanistan vet who explains the Taliban in concise and precise language. (Hint: there are two kinds of 'em.) The scheduled guest Jan Morgan (36:20) owns a shooting range in Arkansas who will not permit Muslims as customers. She describes an incident when she did permit 'em but no more.
  • Breaking: TALIBAN Claims Responsibility for Murder of Three US Contractors in Kabul

    01/29/2015 11:12:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING: TALIBAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MURDER OF THREE AMERICANS AT KABUL AIRPORT On Wednesday White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz argued that the Taliban is not a terrorist group, but instead an “armed insurgency.” On Thursday White House Spokesman Josh Earnest doubled-down on the idiocy. Earnest told reporters: “They have a different classification. They have a classification that does allow us to place financial concessions against them that have succeeded in limiting their capability. They’ve been effective. And that is different than an organization like Al-Qaeda that has much broader global aspiration to carry out acts of violence and...
  • REPORT: US SUSPECTS PRISONER TRADED FOR BERGDAHL HAS RETURNED TO FIGHT

    01/29/2015 6:14:43 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reported that “several US officials” “suspect” that one of the five detainees traded for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “has returned to militant activity” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Lead.”
  • Prepare to be shocked: One of the ‘Taliban Five’ is probably back on the battlefield

    01/29/2015 2:24:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2015 | Noah Rothman
    This week, multiple news outlets independently reported that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would be charged with desertion. It was a charge that almost everyone saw coming and one that comported with what the soldier’s former colleagues had told media outlets. Within hours of this report, the Pentagon insisted that no formal decisions had been made with regards to Bergdahl’s case. It is a relatively safe bet, however, that the Pentagon will not be reiterating National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s claim that Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction” on the battlefield in Afghanistan. Bergdahl’s release from captivity was controversial. Not because,...
  • Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

    01/29/2015 7:49:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a funeral in Afghanistan for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39, an Afghan official said. The attack took place in eastern Laghman province, according to the local governor's spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but the blame is likely to fall on the Taliban who have staged similar attacks in the past.