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  • 'What?' Confused 911 caller outs NYPD spying in NJ

    07/25/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Associated Press – | 7 hrs ago.. | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO |
    The caller, Salil Sheth, had stumbled upon one of the NYPD's biggest secrets: a safe house, a place where undercover officers working well outside the department's jurisdiction could lie low and coordinate surveillance. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the NYPD, with training and guidance from the CIA, has monitored the activities of Muslims in New York and far beyond. Detectives infiltrated mosques, eavesdropped in cafes and kept tabs on Muslim student groups, including at Rutgers. The NYPD kept files on innocent sermons, recorded the names of political organizers in police documents and built databases of where Muslims lived...
  • EU: Hizbullah Not a Terror Organization

    07/24/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/12 | Gabe Kahn
    The European Union on Tuesday rejected Israel's request that it categorize Hizbullah as a terrorist organization. Cypriot Foreign Minister Gujarat Cossack-Marcolis, who presently holds the EU's rotating presidency, said "there is no consensus on the issue, because Hizbullah also has an active political arm." She added that the matter is open for reconsideration if "tangible evidence" that Hizbullah is involved in terrorist activity can be brought. .....
  • Double Jeopardy

    07/19/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sept 28, 2009 | MICHAEL C. MOYNIHAN
    With a black baseball cap pulled tight over a mop of stringy long hair and a patchy, close-cropped beard, Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali looked more like a Metallica roadie than a disciple of Ayman al-Zawahiri. He addressed the scrum of reporters in a clipped, heavily accented Swedish and accused the American government of wrongly detaining him for three years and "physically and mentally" torturing him. A book about his experiences was in the works; a documentary crew, cobbling together a film about American human rights abuses, had requested an audience; and his legal team was plotting a lawsuit against Donald Rumsfeld. It...
  • Hizballah leader crows after Bulgarian bus blast kills seven Israelis

    07/18/2012 4:29:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Debka ^ | 7/18/12
    “We know what your first strike will be and we promise you a big surprise,” said Hassan Nasrallah Wednesday night in Beirut. “The most important weapons we fought with in the July war (of 2006) were from Syria, not only in Lebanon but also in the Gaza Strip. They forced more than a million settlers to stay in bunkers and frighten Tel Aviv. Nasrallah added that the Americans are now trying to break of Syria as they did Iraq.
  • Americans on no-fly list over terror concerns still allowed to enroll in flight school

    07/18/2012 3:27:01 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies ^ | Published July 18, 2012
    U.S. citizens who are on the government's list of people banned from flying because they're considered terror threats are not prevented from learning how to fly in schools around the country, according to government regulation.
  • Six US soldiers killed in Afghan blast [What are the networks covering instead?]

    07/09/2012 6:03:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies ^ | 7/9/12
    Six American troops have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, a US official says.
  • Study Says Reverence for Liberty Sign of Terrorism

    07/08/2012 4:20:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 78 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 July 2012 | John Semmens
    A University of Maryland study funded by the Department of Homeland Security found that “persons reverent about individual liberty are likely to be right-wing terrorists.” “It makes perfect sense when you think about it,” said Secretary Janet Napolitano. “The phrase ‘individual liberty’ doesn’t appear in any of our nation’s founding documents. Its advocates are clearly and suspiciously out of step with America’s basic values.” if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...
  • Saudi student found guilty in Texas terror plot

    06/27/2012 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/27/12 | Staff
    Amarillo, Texas - A Saudi man accused of buying chemicals online and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction was found guilty on Wednesday in federal court in Amarillo. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was legally in the U.S. on a student visa, was arrested in February 2011 after federal agents secretly searched his apartment near Texas Tech University in Lubbock and found bomb-making chemicals, wiring, a hazmat suit and clocks. Authorities also discovered Aldawsari's journal, handwritten in Arabic, in which he wrote he'd been planning a terror attack in the U.S. for years and that it was "time for
  • Antisemitism 2012 (A Chilling Video

    06/20/2012 8:33:08 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 11, 2012 | Antisemitism2012
    I know many of us have seen video clips of speeches by Muslim Imams, "academics" and politicians that were given in Arabic to Arabic audiences. But this video collects a unique group with subtitles and lays out how they combine hate, racism and propaganda to the point where the only logical conclusion is you cannot make peace with these people (especially if you happen to be Jewish).
  • List of Islamic Terror Attacks For May 2012

    06/11/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Tom Ohalloran ^ | 6/11/12 | Tom Ohalloran
    HomeMy PlanObama’s circleAcorn & ObamaLike Obama?Muslim BrotherhoodBeau RyanSubscribe List of Islamic Terror Attacks For May 2012 June 2, 2012 Post to FacebookPost to TwitterPost to Google+Add to LinkedInPost to StumbleUponSend via E-mail programPrint with PrintFriendly Date Country City Killed Injured Description 2012.05.31 Iraq Baghdad 13 37 A Holy Warrior detonates a delivery truck packed with explosives near a restaurant, slaughtering at least nine. 2012.05.31 Iraq Amariyah 2 9 Children are among the casualties when sectarian Jihadis bomb two Sunni homes. 2012.05.31 Nigeria Kano 1 0 A German engineer, kidnapped by al-Qaeda, is executed in handcuffs during a rescue attempt....
  • Navy sailor from Gulfport dies on U.S.S. Enterprise (mysterious death while in Middle East)

    06/09/2012 1:56:06 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | June 09, 2012 | HOWARD ALTMAN
    A sailor from Gulfport was found dead in his berthing compartment aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise in the Middle East on Friday morning, according to a ship spokeswoman. Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler, 47, was found dead in his compartment at 7 a.m. local time, according to Lt. Com. Sarah Self-Kyler. The cause of death is under investigation, said Navy Lt. Greg Raelson.
  • Is President Obama Breeding More Terrorists?

    05/31/2012 6:39:44 AM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-30-12 | Wordsmith
    “My position has always been clear: If you’ve got a terrorist, take him out.Anybody who was involved in 9/11, take ‘em out.” -Barack Obama A protester shouts slogans as she holds a composite portrait of President Barack Obama andformer President George W. Bush, during an anti-U.S. and anti-war rally in front of the U.S. embassy in Seoul June 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak Not everyone on the left (nor the Ronulan right) were fooled into pulling the lever for Obama in 2008, as the anti-war candidate who would end the war(s) and bring our troops home. Yet pull the lever they...
  • Suicide bombing kills at least 60 killed in Yemen [Obama WORSE than Carter on Middle East policy]

    05/21/2012 6:48:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 5/21/12 | AHMED AL-HAJ
    A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military parade rehearsal Monday in Yemen's capital, killing at least 60 soldiers in one of the deadliest attacks in the city in years, according to the ministry of defense, officials and witnesses. The bombing appeared to be a failed assassination attempt against the Minister of Defense, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nasser Ahmed, who arrived at the city square for the parade just minutes before the blast ripped through the area.
  • Soufan…Rodriguez…Carle…Crumpton

    05/18/2012 3:26:45 PM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-12 | Wordsmith
    "Mr. President, by the time we're through with these guys, they're gonna have flies walking across their eyeballs." - Former CTC chief, Cofer Black, 60 Minutes last Sunday New, more comfortable leg shackles, used to restrain detainees are shown in a room wheredetainees meet their lawyers in the maximum security Camp Six at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Stationin Guantanamo Bay, Cuba September 4, 2007. REUTERS/Joe Skipper Lawfare Blog has a roundup of some of the latest news regarding the "GWoT": The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson interviews Ali Soufan, the author of The Black Banners, on former CIA official Jose Rodriguez....
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • Life is a Bomb

    05/14/2012 4:29:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 5-14-2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Good news for those of you who enjoy taking your shoes off in airports. Al-Qaeda's chief bombmaker, a cheerful fellow named Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, who sent his younger brother off on a suicide bombing mission with a bomb up his rectum, has been working on turning everything into a bomb. Cameras, printer cartridges and even pets. The good news is that al-Asiri isn't very good at it. His bomb did a good job of killing his brother, but not much else. The original underwear bomb worn by the Christmas bomber didn't work out. The bad news is that with...
  • House Intel chairman: Administration ‘chest-thumping’ behind bomb plot leak

    05/13/2012 10:27:50 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    "And I’ll tell you something, this has been a damaging leak. We shouldn’t underestimate what really happened here."
  • The Left’s Seven Tragic Terror Lies

    05/13/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 11, 2012 | Ralph Peters
    If they did not put our troops, our citizens and our country at risk, the Left's fantastic lies about terror and terrorists would be hilarious. The Left's self-righteous nonsense in this sphere has no grounding in empirical or historical reality, but, then, reality has long been a greater threat to the Left than Islamist fanatics (the last thing any Leftie wants to do is to face the vast human wastage generated by the addictive, enervating and morally debilitating hook-the-poor social programs of the last five decades).
  • Samaria Jews Take On IDF Function as Terror Mounts

    05/11/2012 7:49:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Maayana Miskin
    In light of a wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF. A newly established group of Binyamin-area Israelis aims to protect the roads where the military has failed, Tatzpit reports. The group conducts routine patrols and has its own vehicles on the road to show a stronger security presence. The volunteer guards expressed hope that they would not permanently replace the IDF, but rather, would serve as a temporary back-up while the army prepares to handle the threat itself. “The army is obligated to protect the...
  • Panties in a Wad Over “Big Boy Pants”

    05/10/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-10-12 | Wordsmith
    "The reason for that is the torture that my clientwas subjected to by the men and women wearing the big-boy pants down at the CIA, it makes it impossible ..." - Air Force Captain Michael Schwartz, military counsel for the defense of Walid bin Attash During the arraignment hearings, this comment was drowned out by white noise when the court security officer thought classified information might be mentioned. However, upon review, The Pentagon office in charge of the military commission tribunals decided nothing compromising was revealed and released a transcript on Wednesday. Schwartz' "big boy pants" was a snide reference...
  • Drug Cartel Leaves Bloody Mess In Border Town

    05/05/2012 6:16:28 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/05/12 | Friends of Ours
    Some days are bloodier than others in Mexico. Yesterday in the border city of Nuevo Lardo -- just across the Rio Grande from Laredo, TX -- police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass and another fourteen decapitated bodies nearby as reported by The Associated Press: "the city . . . has recently been torn by a renewed turf war between the Zetas cartel, a gang of former Mexican special-forces soldiers, and the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which has joined forces with the Gulf cartel, former allies of the Zetas." Los Zetas apparently has taken responsibility for yesterday's carnage as reported...
  • U.S. Hostage Pleads to Obama to Save His Life in al Qaeda Video [Terrorists Stronger]

    05/07/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    American hostage Warren Weinstein says in a video released late Sunday by al Qaeda that he will be killed unless U.S. President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands. "My life is in your hands, Mr. President," Mr. Weinstein said in the video. "If you accept the demands, I live; if you don't accept the demands, then I die."
  • Allen West Blames Obama for Afghanistan Suicide Bombing [If the shoe fit, liberal whiner]

    05/04/2012 1:58:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | Rich Abdill
    In a tweet this morning, Congressman Allen West linked to an article detailing a suicide bombing in Kabul, the Afghan capital that President Barack Obama had just departed from, and... took the side of the Taliban. "Pres flew into Afghanistan at night for 7 hrs," West wrote. "As sun came up, Taliban gave its response 2 his Chamberlain like actions."
  • Did you notice: liberals aren't claiming the "martyrdom" of Osama bin Laden is "creating terrorists"

    05/02/2012 1:34:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    FREEPers and their opinons ^ | 5/2/12 | SoFloFreeper
    Posting this in chat, because it is just an observation. I would love to hear other's opinions. The years following 9/11, I recall the media and liberals (the same, I know) worry ferociously about whether or not we were "creating more terrorists" by fighting against terrorism. Remember "enraging the Arab street" and other lines? I notice that line of thought has been noticeably LACKING in the lapdog media when it covers the current Oval Office occupier's continuation of the BUSH policy... In other words, no one seems to be concerned that we have turned Osama bin Laden into a "martyr"...
  • The man who shot Liberty Bin Laden

    05/02/2012 10:04:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-12 | DrJohn
    Every time I listen to Barack Obama describe how he repelled down a rope from a stealth helicopter on a dark Pakistani night and took down Osama Bin Laden I am reminded of the movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." Seldom has a story been more dishonestly spun than the one surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden. Barack Obama is celebrating the deathday of Obama Bin Laden with a party from himself. I caught a post over at Weekly Standard in which Dan Halper notes that the smirking Obama once again suggests that Mitt Romney would not...
  • Two Jew-Hating Terror Apologists, Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish, To Duke It Out At UCLA About How

    05/02/2012 9:34:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/2/12 | Pamela Geller
    It is unconscionable that the likes of Reza Aslan and Hussein Ibish, sly and slick advocates for Israel's destruction, get a platform and a respectful hearing at universities all over the country, while freedom fighters seldom get invited at all, and when we do, leftist brownshirts do all they can to shout us down and shut us down. Bin Laden apologist (Hussein Ibish) to debate Ahmadinejad apologist (Reza Aslan) on Israel at UCLA Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch In light of the jihad doctrine and the stated goals of jihad groups like Hamas, there is no difference between a one-state...
  • Obama Plays ‘The Politics Of Fear’

    05/01/2012 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-12 | Warren Beatty
    NO! It can’t be! President Barack Hussein Obama playing politics with Osama bin Laden’s death? At the ABC News web site, “The Note,” Michael Falcone wrote, “But four years ago this April, the Obama campaign criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in a political ad.” “The Obama campaign spokesman, Bill Burton, accused the Clinton team of playing ‘the politics of fear’ just like George W. Bush.” Can anyone say, “Hypocrisy?” All you Obama Kool-Aid drinkers will want to watch this video that features the very objective Bill Clinton who turned down numerous chances to capture...
  • Poll: Many Muslims in Mideast, Pakistan have poor view of al Qaeda

    05/01/2012 11:08:34 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Most Muslims in several key Middle Eastern and Asian countries hold negative views of the terrorist network al Qaeda a year after U.S. forces killed its leader, Osama bin Laden, according to a recent survey. The poll by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, released Monday, found that a high proportion -- between 71% and 98% -- of Muslims questioned in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon viewed al Qaeda in an unfavorable way.
  • Documents reveal al Qaeda's plans for seizing cruise ships, carnage in Europe

    05/01/2012 6:41:10 AM PDT · by battletank · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2012 | Nic Robertson, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
    Investigative journalist Yassin Musharbash, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Zeit, was the first to report on the documents. One plan: to seize passenger ships. According to Musharbash, the writer "says that we could hijack a passenger ship and use it to pressurize the public." Musharbash takes that to mean that the terrorists "would then start executing passengers on those ships and demand the release of particular prisoners." The plan would include dressing passengers in orange jump suits, as if they were al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and then videotaping their execution.
  • Four British terror suspects 'plotted to use little toy car to attack Territorial Army base

    04/30/2012 8:04:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/30/12 | Chris Greenwood
    Undercover police looked on as terrorist suspects apparently used the mountains of Snowdonia as a training ground. They are accused of taking their lead from copies of the Al Qaeda magazine Inspire, which contains blueprints for home-grown attacks. The alleged 16-month plot emerged as four British Muslim men appeared in court yesterday charged with a raft of terrorist offences. (Snip) Another said: ‘I was like driving past the TA centre … if you had a small toy car, there’s a small gap under the gate. ‘You could drive it under a vehicle that they use.’
  • Officials Watch for Terrorists With Body Bombs on US-Bound Planes

    04/30/2012 5:18:48 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 30 Apr 2012 | BRIAN ROSS
    With the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death looming, American and European authorities told ABC News today that they fear al Qaeda may soon try to explode U.S.-bound aircraft with explosives hidden inside the bodies of terrorists. As a result, security at several airports in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East has been substantially stepped up, with a focus on U.S. carriers. WATCH "World News with Diane Sawyer" for more. Additional federal air marshals have also been shifted overseas in advance of the anniversary. A year ago Tuesday night, President Obama announced on live television that...
  • Holding Pelosi’s Feet to the Water

    04/30/2012 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-30-12 | Wordsmith
    "They mislead us all the time," -Nancy Pelosi, 2009 Remember that? Covered here, here, here, and here (I'm sure I missed another dozen posts). The next week in anticipation of her weekly news conference, she avoids the topic and the press lets her off the hook. The press should have hung on to the story like a tenacious pit-bull until she either resigned or the truth outed. Instead, there she still sits...affecting our nation. Today, Marc Thiessen, in wake of the release of Jose Rodriguez's new book, Hard Measures, holds her feet to the water once again: In his new...
  • “TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2001″

    04/30/2012 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-30-12 | Wordsmith
    The hub for conterterrorism operations is the CTC's Global Response Center. At its entrance is a three-foot by three-foot sign that says, TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2001. It's a reminder of the urgency required to combat global terrorism. Along the wall are two photos of the World Trade Center and one of the Pentagon after the attacks. -Ronald Kessler, The Terrorist Watch, pg 188 A portrait of bin Laden burns in New Delhi on Sept. 21, 2001, after terrorism protesters set his effigyaflame. A report released in 2004 showed that not all those working with bin Laden have accorded him...
  • How Ecuador's immigration policy helps al Qaeda

    04/24/2012 10:57:43 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 3 replies ^ | 4/2/2012 | Otto J. Reich, Ezequiel Vázquez Ger
    Terrorism, as the United States has learned at a high cost in recent years, comes in many forms and from unexpected sources. The government of Ecuador has once again crossed the line between irresponsible policies and ideologically driven actions that have created a serious security problem not only for its citizens but also for the entire Western Hemisphere. ... In June of 2008, the Ecuadorian government opened its borders to foreigners and ended visa requirements to enter its territory. This opened the floodgates to nationals from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (e.g., Afghanistan, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Iran, Kenya,...
  • The War on Terror Is Over

    04/23/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT · by Drill Thrawl · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 'The War on Terror Is Over' | DANIEL HALPER
    In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, "is now certain" to elect "an Islamist" as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls. But some in the Obama administration are now seeing things differently. "The war on terror is over,"a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. "Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have...
  • 'Lebanese-Style' Terror Ambush Near Hevron

    04/22/2012 9:05:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 4/22/12 | Gil Ronen
    Two Jewish civilians were targeted by a sophisticated Arab roadside bomb Wednesday night near Hevron but escaped unhurt miraculously. The serious incident was hardly reported at all in the press, which was busy counting the number of blows dealt to anarchists who tried to block a major thoroughfare. Chaim Siton, a resident of Avigail in southern Mount Hevron, was driving home with a friend on the dark and largely deserted road, when he saw a piece of black fabric waving in the wind and thought it was a dog running toward the road. He braked slightly. This action may have...
  • Teenage girl suicide bomber blows up Somalia theatre

    04/04/2012 4:32:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4/4/12 | Mike Pflanz, Nairobi and Abukar Albadri
    At least five people including top sporting officials were killed and dozens injured when a teenage female suicide bomber sent by Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab blew herself up during a VIP celebration at Mogadishu’s newly-reopened National Theatre. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Somalia’s prime minister, was at the podium giving a speech when the girl detonated her explosives, at 11am local time on Wednesday.
  • Mumbai terror attack survivor to be flag bearer at London 2012 Olympics

    03/31/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | April 1, 2012 | Naomi Canton
    A British Asian man who narrowly escaped death and feared he may never walk again after being shot at in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks has been selected as a flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympics. Chartered surveyor Harnish Patel was fired at by gunmen while dining at Leopold Cafe on that horrific night of 2008 when Pakistani terrorists besieged the city. With bullet wounds to his legs and chest and in chronic pain, Patel was operated on at a Mumbai hospital before being airlifted back to the UK. Patel, a British Asian of East African Indian heritage who...
  • Kids All Over America Are Being Put On Buses During School Terror Drills

    03/27/2012 4:35:00 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies ^ | March 26th, 2012 | The American Dream
    All over the United States, school children are being taken out of their classrooms, put on buses and sent to "alternate locations" during terror drills. These exercises are often called "evacuation drills" or "relocation drills" and they are more than a little disturbing. Sometimes parents are notified in advance where the kids are being taken and sometimes they are only told that the children are being taken to an "undisclosed location". In the years since 9/11 and the Columbine school shootings, there has been a concerted effort to make school emergency drills much more "realistic" and much more intense. Unfortunately,...
  • Toulouse gunman Mohammed Merah shot dead

    03/22/2012 4:19:48 AM PDT · by wtd · 111 replies · 3+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/22/2012 | Simon Garner
    A gunman responsible for shooting seven people in separate attacks has been shot dead by police. Mohammed Merah has been holed up in the Croix-Daurade district of the city for 32 hours in a dramatic siege situation. French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said "[The police] had never seen anything like this. In the end Merah jumped out of a window continuing to shoot. He was found dead on the ground. We were able to remove him and the dangers he posed to the people of Toulouse".
  • Osama's children were born in Pakistan: Report

    03/20/2012 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Times of India ^ | 20 Mar 2012 | ANi
    Investigative agencies that submitted reports in the court of senior civil Judge Farrukh Arjumand regarding former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's existence in Pakistan, has said his children were born in that South Asian country. The report said what is shocking is that despite the fact that his children were born in Pakistan, no record was available with any hospital as apparently they were registered under fake names, The Express Tribune reports. The report further said that bin Laden entered Pakistan along with his family through Afghanistan and resided in various areas of the country. However, no records could be...
  • Worse Than A Powder Keg (the conservative case for getting out of Afghanistan now)

    03/17/2012 5:22:30 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 17 March 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    We have met the enemy and we are they. That is certainly the message the Obama administration has conveyed to the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan this week. Our troops have been the target of serial sneak attacks by the Afghans with whom they are forced to “partner.” Nevertheless, our Marines were ordered to disarm before being admitted into the presence of Obama’s defense secretary, Leon Panetta. Yes, you read that correctly: Our Marines were stripped of their arms. Panetta was at Camp Leatherneck on a “surprise” visit, hoping to calm the disastrous situation in the combat theater. Turns...
  • DEA: An Established ‘Nexus’ Between Drug Traffickers and Terrorism Exists

    03/16/2012 6:48:01 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 4 replies · 2+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 16, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    The DEA has informed Congress that an established nexus exists between drug traffickers and terrorism. As an example, the agency, which is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, mentioned its work in thwarting the scheme to murder the Saudi Ambassador to the United States. The plot involved Middle Eastern criminals who believed they were dealing with a member of a violent Mexican cartel. “The nexus that exists between terrorism and drug trafficking organizations necessitates that DEA engage in proactive enforcement and intelligence gathering operations with its host nation law enforcement counterparts by targeting the command and control structure...
  • Syrian Troops Murder 55 in Idlib Massacre

    03/14/2012 8:41:40 AM PDT · by Karliner · 12 replies
    INN, Arutz Sheva ^ | 03-13-2012 | Gavriel Queenann
    Syrian troops committed another massacre in Idlib on Monday, murdering 55 people as President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown shifts into high gear. Focal points of unrest such as Idlib, Rastan, and Homs have all been subjected to intense artillery and sniper fire in recent weeks. The lastest massacre comes one day after the Syrian regime killed at least 47 women and children in a massacre in the Karm al-Zeitoun neighborhood in Homs. Activists said that death toll from Monday’s violent crackdown on protesters topped 114 people, mostly in Homs and Idlib. al-Arabiya reported scores of tanks were deployed in and around...
  • Azerbaijan Arrests 22 Suspects In Plot To Attack Israeli, U.S. Targets

    03/14/2012 8:33:56 AM PDT · by edpc · 2 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 14 Mar 2012 | Haaretz
    Azerbaijan authorities have arrested 22 people suspected of plotting to attack the Israeli and American embassies in the capital Baku, AFP reported on Wednesday. Iran's Revolutionary Guards was reportedly behind the plan to attack Israeli and U.S. targets in the country, according to Azerbaijan's national security ministry.
  • Iron Dome Foils 90 Percent of Missiles

    03/11/2012 11:17:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies ^ | 11 mar 2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Iron Dome system has intercepted 90 percent of missile attacks on urban centers during the latest rocket bombardment from Gaza. The expensive systems were inaugurated last year amid controversy over its worth. A primitive Kassam rocket costs terrorists only a few hundred dollars while each Iron Dome anti-missile missile costs $50,000. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated Saturday night, “We will continue to improve home front defense including by means of additional Iron Dome systems, the effectiveness of which was shown again over the weekend." The Iron Dome system intercepted about 90 percent of the rockets fired at Be’er Sheva,...
  • Top Democrat leader exposed for giving speeches to terror groups

    03/10/2012 11:35:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Jewish News ^ | 3/10/12
    The Treasury Department’s counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a long-time Democratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates of an Iranian opposition group designated as a terrorist group by the State Department. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell told The Washington Times that Treasury investigators last week subpoenaed records related to payments he has accepted in exchange for public speaking engagements. Mr. Rendell is among a bipartisan group of prominent former officials - including Cabinet-level Republicans - who have accepted payment in exchange for speeches calling for the removal of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from...
  • Immigrants say sex offender threatened, starved them at stash house

    03/07/2012 9:16:59 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Monitor ^ | March 05, 2012 | Jared Taylor
    NEAR ALTON — A man detained for operating a stash house claims a brutal prison gang forced him to “babysit” the 33 immigrants discovered there last week. U.S. Border Patrol agents detained an illegal immigrant near Falfurrias in late February who said she could lead investigators back to the stash house where she’d been kept. Agents began conducting undercover surveillance on the house at 10120 N. Mayberry Road — just south of Highway 107 — on Feb. 29, a criminal complaint states. Agents say they found the man there they would later arrest for harboring illegal aliens. Border Patrol alongside...
  • CNN: Rockwell's granddaughter paints terrorists; says global warming is bigger danger

    03/05/2012 3:47:28 PM PST · by Eddie Kritzer · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/5/12 | Christopher Maloney
    “When you look that closely at someone, you almost always develop sympathy for them,” Rockwell says. “It's like sitting next to someone for a long bus ride. … I want to think about who these people are and why they made the choices they did. I want to share the results of my thoughts, which are my paintings, with other people.” She was particularly inspired to paint bin Laden. “We take for granted who he was and what he did and why, and stop thinking of him as a human being with profoundly human motivations. The war on terror is...
  • Counter-terrorism: US special forces stationed in India, reveals Pentagon

    03/02/2012 7:45:32 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    PTI ^ | March 2, 2012 | PTI
    WASHINGTON: US special forces teams are currently stationed in five South Asian countries including India as part of the counter-terrorism cooperation with these nations, a top Pentagon commander has disclosed. These teams have been deployed by US Pacific Command as part of its effort to enhance their counter-terrorism capabilities, in particular in the maritime domain, Admiral Robert Willard, the PACOM Commander said on Thursday. "We have currently special forces assist teams - Pacific assist teams is the term - laid down in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, as well as India," Willard told lawmakers at a Congressional hearing in response...