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  • Military Analysts: Bergdahl Report to Show He Deserted

    12/19/2014 9:21:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Greg Richter
    The U.S. Army's report on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will show he deserted, but not that he is a traitor, two military analysts familiar with the case told Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." The report was completed in October, but has yet to be released to the public. Bergdahl walked away from his base in Afghanistan and was captured and held by the Taliban for five years.He was released earlier this year in a controversial trade for five Taliban leaders being held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who said he played...
  • America, nation of torturers: Stop saying “this isn’t who we are” — here’s the real truth

    12/18/2014 8:05:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | December 16, 2014 | Charles Davis
    Terrible findings in the torture report "are not who we are," John Kerry claims. Well, here's a U.S. history lesson. It’s comforting for those whose actions are not aligned with their stated values to believe that what one does in real life is not what ultimately defines who one really is. It’s nice to think who we are is determined not by the things we did the day before, but by the stated ideals we hope to aspire to fulfill, starting tomorrow. In a nation-state founded by settler-colonial Protestants, the argument is familiar – it’s what’s deep down inside that...
  • Texas theater to show “Team America” in place of canceled “Interview”

    12/17/2014 8:19:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Sometimes, you just need Texas. As the rest of the entertainment industry was being brought to its knees by the threat of more hacking and terrorism, a theater in Texas decided to both capitalize on this story and stand up for freedom of speech. The only bummer is they’re holding a free screening, as I’d hoped they’d rake in a bunch of cash for filling a gap in the market, which would be as appropriately American as the statement they’re making about our values. They should be rewarded, and they will be, at least with brand recognition and good will:...
  • BREAKING: Obama May Be Linked to Massacre in Pakistan (Video)

    12/16/2014 1:15:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Viral Buzz ^ | December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield Frontpage Magazine, Brook McGowan
    Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today’s massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead.
  • Silence on Bowe Bergdahl, months after Army investigation concludes (Wash. Post)

    12/16/2014 2:39:06 PM PST · by tellw · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2014 | Dan Lamothe
    Six months after the military began an investigation into the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his capture by the Taliban, which held him for five years, the results remain under wraps as senior Army officials determine what to do next. Bergdahl was recovered in Afghanistan by U.S. troops in a controversial swap for five Taliban officials on May 31. He had disappeared from his small patrol base on June 30, 2009, under a cloud of suspicion and fear as it became clear he been captured by militants. The Army in June launched a new investigation into Bergdahl’s disappearance...
  • Sony hackers threaten 9/11 attack on movie theaters that screen ‘The Interview’

    12/16/2014 11:39:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | Variety Staff
    In the most shocking development yet, the Sony attackers have threatened a 9/11-like attack on movie theaters that screen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korean comedy “The Interview.” They also released the promised “Christmas gift” of files. The contents of the files are unknown but it’s called “Michael Lynton,” who is the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. “The world will be full of fear,” the message reads. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.) Whatever comes in the coming...
  • Sept. 11 detainees in Guantanamo get copies of CIA torture report

    12/16/2014 10:50:29 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    As defense attorneys for five alleged Sept. 11 plotters began sharing the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture with their clients in Guantanamo Bay, a U.S. military prosecutor predicted the findings will make the trial more transparent..Army Brigadier Gen. Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor, acknowledged that last week’s release of the torture report gives the defense side the advantage of seeing their long-running complaints about torture at CIA detention sites officially documented.
  • Lindt Cafe Terrorist called Obama out as an Apostate back in 2008

    12/16/2014 9:42:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Judi McLeod
    Among those who saw Barack Hussein Obama as an “apostate” for denying his religion as an Islamist, when he first ran as president in 2008, was the man who was to become the terrorist who killed two innocent hostages, injuring four others at the Sydney Lindt Cafe on Sunday. Signing his name as “Sheik Haron” and writing “Dear Brother Barack Obama” in the salutation of his letter, Man Haron Monis warned Obama on June 12, 2008:”You will be apostate by denying your religion, I advise you to avoid such a big sin.”
  • Pakistan School Attack: Taliban Militants Kill 126 in Peshawar, Take Hostages

    12/16/2014 6:23:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | By Mushtaq Yusufzai, Wajahat S. Khan and F. Brinley Bruton
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Uniformed militants attacked a school, killing at least 126 people and taking hostages on Tuesday, an official said - an atrocity condemned by the U.S. as "senseless and inhumane." "The gunmen entered class by class and shot some kids one by one," a student who was in the school at the time told local media. Provincial official Bahramand Khan said at least 126 people were killed and 122 injured. More than 100 of the dead were school children, he added. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault, which appeared to be targeting the the children of...
  • Taliban Demand Investigation of U.S. for ‘Violations of International Humanitarian Laws’

    12/15/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    The Taliban has called for an international investigation into the human rights standards of the United States after the Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats released a lengthy report criticizing enhanced interrogation techniques used in the war on terror. Under Taliban rule, Afghans were subject to public floggings or executions for “violations” such as women wearing nail polish or exposing any skin, or both teachers and students trying to learn in underground schools. Women had zero rights and weren’t allowed to leave their homes except with a male relative. Nowadays, the Taliban commits acts of violence against activist or working women, and...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Dramatic end to Sydney siege as police storm cafe with guns and stun grenades

    12/15/2014 7:44:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 214 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Staff
    <p>Police stormed a cafe in central Sydney early Tuesday where a gunman held more than a dozen hostages for more than 16 hours, firing automatic weapons and throwing grenades moments after captives were seen fleeing the buidling in terror. A scene of pandemonium erupted in the early morning just minutes after hostages started emerging from the cafe on their own or in small groups. Eleven hostages The dramatic end stage of the siege came as the gunman holding the remaining captives was revealed as a self-proclaimed Islamic cleric Man Haron Monis. Monis is a 49-year-old man living in southwest Sydney, but is originally from Iran and a self-proclaimed sheik, and also sent hate mail to the families of Australian dead soldiers between 2007 and 2009, according to The Daily Telegraph. The seige in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place on Monday follows an unsuccessful attempt to have these charges overturned in the High Court on Friday, The Age reported. Monis received 300 community service hours and a two-year good behaviour bond for the correspondence, which he claims were his version of sympathy cards, sent with the help from his girlfriend Amirah Droudis. Arriving as a refugee in Australia in 1996, the hostage-taker was charged as an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife - who was allegedly stabbed and set on fire on a flight of stairs in her western Sydney apartment block in November 2013. The man's current partner was charged with murder but they both received bail as the case was deemed too weak.</p>
  • Hostages taken in Lindt Chocolate shop by armed robber (Sydney Australia, ISIS flag seen displayed)

    12/14/2014 3:37:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1,091 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 15th December 2014
    A hostage has been forced to hold up an Islamic State flag in the window of a shop in Martin Place that is currently under siege. It is believed there are 12 hostages in the store and an ISIS flag has been placed in the window. Martin Place is the main financial area of the Sydney CBD.
  • Dick Cheney says U.S. did not torture terror suspects

    12/14/2014 9:22:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday dismissed a Senate report on harsh interrogation practices used by the Central Intelligence Agency, saying officials "very carefully” avoided going past the legal threshold for torture. "Torture is what the al Qaeda terrorists did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11," Cheney said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "There is no comparison between that and what we did with respect to enhanced interrogation." The CIA’s interrogation techniques following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have come under fire following a Senate report detailing how agency operatives used waterboarding and rectal feeding to try to obtain...
  • Why Did The Treasury Department Just Purchase Thousands of Survival Kits For Bank Examiners?

    12/10/2014 9:37:07 PM PST · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/10/14 | Mac Slavo
    The latest eye-opener comes from the U.S. Treasury, a department tasked with managing the country’s debt as well as the banking system as a whole. According to a new report the Treasury Department has ordered over $200,000 Survival Kits for as many as 3,814 employees who oversee the federal banking system. It’s not clear why the federal government has ordered the kits, but perhaps they are expecting some sort of disturbance to take place and they want their employees to be prepared for it. According to Zero Hedge, the kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United...
  • Cheney on torture report: 'Full of crap'

    12/10/2014 4:37:03 PM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday called the latest Senate report on torture “full of crap.” “The report’s full of crap, excuse me,” Cheney said in an interview with Fox News after calling the report a “terrible piece of work” and “deeply flawed.” Cheney cited the report’s lack of first-hand accounts from CIA officials as one reason he was dismissing its findings.
  • What Interrogation Tactics Would You Not Try?

    12/10/2014 10:50:22 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Scott Ott
    Out of a clear blue sky, stock brokers and janitors rained. Contorted bodies approached terminal velocity in wind-whipped business suits. Forced to decide between the slow agony of fire and the sudden — O, God I hope it’s sudden –slam against cement, they laid out upon the atmosphere, wishing for the whisper of angel wings to whisk them ever upward. Yet. Plummeting. I called a database vendor to get a project update. He said, “Do you know what’s happening?” “No, what?” “We’re under attack,” he said. “America is under attack.”
  • A Little Reminder of What Al Qaeda and the Taliban Considered Torture

    12/10/2014 8:24:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The release of the already discredited Senate “torture report” has left liberals in a state of gleeful pearl clutching as they pretended to be shocked by the shocking revelation that enhanced interrogation can mean sleep deprivation and assorted mind games.Meanwhile here’s a little reminder of what real torture looks like as perpetrated by the Taliban. I was one of the Taliban’s torturers: I crucified peopleInstead of just searching for criminals, the night patrols were instructed to seek out people watching videos, playing cards or, bizarrely, keeping caged birds. Men without long enough beards were to be arrested, as was any...
  • 'Very Sober,' Not 'Political': Halperin and Peters Defend Feinstein CIA Report

    12/10/2014 8:22:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | 12-10-2014 | Mark Finkelstein
    'Very Sober,' Not 'Political': Halperin and Peters Defend Feinstein CIA Report By Mark Finkelstein | December 10, 2014 | 8:23 AM EST VIDEO Who were those guys on Morning Joe today—two Feinstein staffers? Nope, they were Mark Halperin and Jeremy Peters, making like Dem aides in defending the report on the CIA that Dem Senator Dianne Feinstein released yesterday. Halperin, head of Bloomberg Politics, had the chutzpah to claim that the report was not "political." Peters of the New York Times then chimed in to say that in releasing the report, the Senate conducted itself in a "very sober" way....
  • 20 key findings about CIA interrogations

    12/09/2014 11:10:15 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 49 replies
    Almost 13 years after the CIA established secret prisons to hold and interrogate detainees, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the CIA’s programs listing 20 key findings. Click a statement below for a summary of the findings: 1 “not an effective means of acquiring intelligence” “The CIA’s use of its enhanced interrogation techniques was not an effective means of acquiring intelligence or gaining cooperation from detainees.” The Committee finds, based on a review of CIA interrogation records, that the use of the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques was not an effective means of obtaining accurate information or gaining detainee...
  • CIA interrogations report: Feinstein offers aid and comfort to enemy, stabs heroes, allies...

    12/09/2014 1:31:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Lt. Col Ralph Peters (ret.)
    Tuesday’s willful, unnecessary and gratuitously destructive release of the one-sided “torture report” at the insistence of outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (backed by the White House) amounts to nothing less than providing aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime. Can anyone cite one practical good accomplished by releasing this gratuitously destructive report at this time? Will revealing successful practices make us more secure? No. The report provides a propaganda windfall for Islamist fanatics. Will it benefit our allies? No. It exposes those who took great risks to help us in the wake of 9/11. Will it...
  • (President) Mujica says Guantanamo inmates in Uruguay can leave whenever they wish

    12/08/2014 2:45:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    mercopress.com ^ | Dec. 8, 2014
    The detainees from Guantanamo Base in Cuba that arrived in Uruguay on Sunday as part of an agreement with the US, “can leave the country whenever they wish”, since they come as 'refugees', announced President Jose Mujica.In an interview with the Ecuadorean government television channel, Mujica revealed that Uruguay did not accept the US demand that the six detainees freed from Guantanamo must remain in the country for at least two years.
  • Saudi-born US naval engineer allegedly gave undercover agent info on how to sink carrier

    12/06/2014 2:43:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 156 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 06, 2014
    A Naval engineer is facing charges that he gave an FBI undercover agent posing as an Egyptian intelligence officer secret documents about the new Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier while discussing how to sink the vessel with a missile. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, Va., was arrested Friday on an FBI affidavit that reads like it came from a Tom Clancy novel. Federal prosecutors in Virginia say that during his conversations with the undercover, Awwad arranged to use a dead-drop location along a secluded hiking trail to pass secrets about the Ford, which is being built in Virginia for...
  • Centcom: No Clear Links to Taliban in Killing of Army Two-Star

    12/04/2014 6:24:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Military blames 'self-radicalized' Afghan cop for attack that killed general, wounded 18An investigation into the Afghan national police officer who shot and killed a U.S. Army general in Kabul last August found “no clear evidence” the shooter was part of the Taliban or a terrorist group, according to a U.S. Central Command report. The report into the shooting, which killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene and wounded 18 others during a visit to the Afghan National Defense University, stated that the shooter, Rafiqullah Tashkera was a “self-radicalized” jihadist. Rafiqullah opened fired on a group of soldiers that had gathered for a...
  • ISIS Claims To Have Built A Dirty Bomb As Officials Warn Of Airline Attack

    12/03/2014 3:49:56 AM PST · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    Islamic State militants are boasting that they have developed a dirty bomb — a crude nuclear weapon using materials seized from Mosul University, Iraq. [A] letter written by the Iraqi Ambassador to the U.N. to the body’s Secretary-General confirm[ed] that some 88 pounds of uranium that could be adapted for a dirty bomb was seized by militants.
  • Islamic State Meets Its Match in Christian Militia at an Iraqi Town

    11/30/2014 2:25:04 PM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 13 Nov 2014 | http://www.ijreview.com/2014/11/202433-isis-christian-clash-443/
    A Christian militia has reclaimed a village in northern Iraq from ISIS terrorists. USA Today reported on the story of a group of Christian fighters driving ISIS insurgents from the town of Bakufa. The inhabitants of the predominantly Christian Bakufa formed a village militia, after fighting side-by-side with Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to push ISIS from their hamlet. The freshly recruited militia might be short on combat experience, but that’s not worrying them. As one of their members says: In my opinion, faith is greater than military experience. Where the black banner of ISIS once stood, the flag of the...
  • ISIS Training Manual for Women ... How to Cook Pancakes for Your Jihadi Husband

    11/30/2014 11:46:48 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    news.com.au ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2014 | news.com.au
    The world’s deadliest terror group issues a pancake recipe THE IS agency for women, has launched a ‘cookbook’, explaining how to keep jihadists happy and fulfilled by making pancakes after a day of fighting. The agency known as Al-Zawra that “prepares sisters for the battlefield for jihadists” has been dubbed a “finishing school” for young women hoping to wed militants. In a step-by-step guide, published by Al-Zawra, the recipe calls for one egg, four tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon of oil, 4 tablespoons of salt, one cup of milk and one cup of flour. This follows the first recipe released...
  • In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

    11/21/2014 6:50:34 PM PST · by John W · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — President Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according to several administration, military and congressional officials with knowledge of the decision.
  • US envoy: IS ‘impaled itself’ on Kobane

    11/20/2014 8:28:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    ANKARA - The Islamic State (IS) group of jihadists has "impaled itself" on Kobane by pouring fighters into the strategic Syrian town so they can be bombed by the US-led coalition, a senior US envoy said Thursday. Retired General John Allen, coordinator of the coalition against IS in Iraq and Syria, told Turkey's Milliyet newspaper an estimated 600 IS fighters had already been killed in air strikes and the group would ultimately be defeated in the battle for the town. "ISIL has in so many ways impaled itself on Kobane," said Allen, using a variant of the name for IS....
  • RAF Jets Help Destroy Secret IS Bunker Complex

    11/20/2014 8:22:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Sky Nrews ^ | Wednesday 19 November 2014
    RAF jets equipped with guided bombs have taken part in a major coalition air assault on a secret Islamic State bunker and tunnel complex. The attack, supporting a Kurdish ground offensive, took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a rural area northwest of Kirkuk. Tornado GR4 planes armed with Paveway IV precision guided bombs were sent in after intelligence revealed a hidden network of fighting positions and underground facilities. Aircraft from seven countries were involved in what the Ministry of Defence called a "comprehensive and closely co-ordinated attack". France confirmed two of its Rafale jets had been...
  • Marine Corps veteran says criticism of Islam made him homeless

    11/18/2014 2:21:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Exaniner.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Joe Newby
    Like so many Americans, Jarrad Winter didn't pay much attention to Islam. Now, it's foremost on his mind. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com Sunday evening, Winter, a Marine Corps veteran, single father of two boys and a computer programming specialist who runs FatwahonIslam.com, says he is now homeless because he openly criticizes Islam. It wasn't until the South Park creators were threatened by a Muslim that he felt the need to study Islam, he told Examiner. In 2010, Jesse Curtis Morton -- a Muslim convert also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad -- plead guilty to communicating threats to South...
  • Iraq's forces drive IS militants from key town

    11/14/2014 8:25:27 PM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 4:54 PM EST | HAMZA HENDAWI and JOHN HEILPRIN
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of a strategic oil refinery town north of Baghdad on Friday, scoring their biggest battlefield victory since they melted away in the face of the terror group's stunning summer offensive that captured much of northern and western Iraq. The recapture of Beiji is the latest in a series of setbacks for the jihadi group, which has lost hundreds of fighters to airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition in a stalled advance on the Syrian town of Kobani. On Friday, activists there reported significant progress by Kurdish fighters defending the town. Iraqi...
  • A great set of rules for war (vanity)

    11/13/2014 7:30:55 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11-13-2014 | NR Online poster "Stewart"
    This post appears in a combox on National Review's website. It is so good, so thorough, that I could not help but want to share it with FR. 1) Don't start a war you don't intend to finish. 2) Don't dream it's possible to start a war and have it go anywhere productive without lots of civilian deaths. 3) Don't buy into Keynes's theory that war is good for the economy. On all his big ideas, including this one, history has proven Keynes wrong. 4) The bump in political popularity a president gets at the beginning of a war is...
  • Dem think tank secret email: ‘All hands on deck’ to sell Iran deal to public

    11/12/2014 6:56:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Dem think tank secret email: ‘All hands on deck’ to sell Iran deal to public By Adam Kredo Published November 12, 2014 Washington Free Beacon A leading liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., has begun enlisting its associates in an “all-hands-on-deck effort to support” the Obama administration as it seeks to ink a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of the month, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Truman National Security Project, a nonprofit think tank with ties to the administration, is assembling a “crack team of writers” to flood national and local media outlets...
  • Salon.com: Soldiers Aren’t Heroes

    11/11/2014 6:53:27 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 71 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | November 11, 2014 | SeekTheTruth
    Salon.com has hit a new low. Sunday’s article, titled, “You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy” argues that patriotic celebration and respect of our military is a “childish trait” and “forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must end”.
  • Judge upholds Guantánamo’s treatment of hunger-striker waiting to go

    11/09/2014 6:52:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 8, 2014 | BY CAROL ROSENBERG
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, CUBA -- A federal judge has refused to intervene in the forced-feeding of a hunger-striking prisoner awaiting his transfer from the war-on-terror prison, declaring that U.S. military medical staff do not show deliberate indifference to the health and welfare of long-held captive Abu Wa’el Dhiab. “The evidence produced at the hearing regarding pain was very mixed,” Judge Gladys Kessler wrote in her 20-page decision the up-to twice-daily insertion of a feeding tube into the 43-year-old Syrian’s stomach through his nose. “There is evidence in the record, including Mr. Dhiab’s medical chart, that he often tolerates the...
  • Terrorists foiled in plot to kill Queen Elizabeth

    11/08/2014 7:58:52 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 37 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | 6:21pm | Sophia Rosenbaum
    Terrorists foiled in plot to kill Queen Elizabeth By Sophia Rosenbaum Four Islamic terrorists planned to kill the Queen of England this weekend — but British police foiled the assassination plot, reports said. The anarchist assassins intended to stab Queen Elizabeth II Friday as the country celebrated 96 years since the end of World War I — an annual British jubilee — with numerous public appearances by her Royal Highness. British police discovered the murder plot by the four freedom fighters, ranging in age from 19 to 27, and conducted multiple raids in West London and Buckinghamshire to thwart their...
  • Report: ISIS Birthplace Traced to US Prison in Iraq

    11/07/2014 1:48:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    WAPO ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Edwin Mora
    The birthplace of the Islamic State (ISIS) has been traced to Camp Bucca, a detention center that was operated by the United States military during the Iraq war. According to The Washington Post, many ISIS leaders, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, “were incarcerated and probably met” at Camp Bucca, “which had detained some of the war’s most radical extremists along the Kuwait border.” “According to former prison commanders, analysts and soldiers, Camp Bucca provided a unique setting for both prisoner radicalization and inmate collaboration — and was formative in the development of today’s most potent jihadist force,” reports the Post.
  • Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq

    11/06/2014 9:14:23 PM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AP via Twin Cities ^ | 11/06/2014 12:40:40 PM CST | Zeina Karam
    <p>BEIRUT (AP) — For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani.</p>
  • Caliphate In Europe: Sweden Cedes Control Of Muslim Areas

    11/06/2014 11:37:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 6, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: The perils of multiculturalism and open borders have reached critical mass in Sweden. There are Muslim enclaves where postal, fire and other essential services — even police officers themselves —require police protection. A police report released last month identifies 55 of these "no-go zones" in Sweden. These zones are similar to others that have popped up in Europe in recent years. They formed as large Muslim populations emigrating to politically correct and tolerant European states refuse to assimilate and set up virtual states within a state where the authorities fear to tread. Soeren Kern of the Hudson Institute...
  • Libyan army cadets sent home early after Cambridge sex assaults

    11/05/2014 3:17:31 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 November 2014 Last updated at 16:18 ET
    Libyan army cadets training in the UK are to be sent home early after two recruits admitted sexually assaulting women in Cambridge.
  • Obama and the definition of 'Islamic'

    11/04/2014 4:51:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-4-14 | Carolyln Glick
    Obama spoke with absolute certainty when he claimed that IS is not Islamic. In his speech on September 11 announcing that the US would commence limited operations against Islamic State, US President Barack Obama insisted, “ISIL, [i.e. Islamic State] is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.” To be sure, it is hard to see how any human faith can countenance IS’s actions. For the past several months, on a daily basis, new videos appear of IS fighters proudly, openly and wantonly committing crimes against humanity. This week...
  • Iraqi peshmerga capture 60 villages during advance on Mosul

    10/31/2014 10:15:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    AA.com ^ | (Last updated 31 October 2014 16:10)
    At least 300 ISIL militants were killed and scores of ISIL vehicles captured in clashes between the pershmerga and ISIL militants MOSUL Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces are continuing their advance towards Iraq's Mosul province, capturing at least 60 Iraqi villages last month, an Iraqi commander has said. At least 300 ISIL militants were killed and scores of ISIL vehicles captured in clashes between the pershmerga and ISIL militants, according to Colonel Z. Sheikh Vasani, a peshmerga commander on the Mahmur front. "We are fighting with weapons sent by France and Germany. We took control of at least 60 villages around...
  • President Barack Obama's Legacy Pitch

    10/30/2014 8:35:37 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/14 | Brown, Epstein
    Speaking to a mostly white college audience: "“This progress has been hard but it has been steady and it has been real,” Obama said at Northwestern University on Oct. 2. “And it’s the direct result of the American people’s drive and their determination and their resilience, and it’s also the result of sound decisions made by my administration. So it is indisputable that our economy is stronger today than when I took office.” Obama griped to party donors several days later that his accomplishments are a mystery even to his most loyal supporters. “Most of you don’t know the statistics...
  • Peshmerga fighters start reaching Kobane

    10/30/2014 9:25:39 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    AAP/SBS.com ^ | 31 Oct 2014
    Heavily armed Iraqi peshmerga forces have reached the Turkish border and a first group have entered the town of Kobane as they prepare to join fellow Kurds battling the Islamic State group. The group of 10 fighters were to co-ordinate with local Kurdish militia who have been holding off an assault by IS jihadists for six weeks, a monitoring group said. A peshmerga convoy reached the town of Suruc on the Turkish side of the border on Thursday after travelling through southeastern Turkey along roads clogged with flag-waving Kurds, an AFP photographer said. There it linked up with a second...
  • Bennett: Obama Administration 'Throwing Israel Under the Bus'

    10/28/2014 8:52:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10/28/14 | Elad Benari
    “The United States administration is planning to throw Israel under the bus,” Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday night, responding to harsh words against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu which were attributed to senior officials in the Obama administration. “Israel is stronger than all those who curse it,” said Bennett, after Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic quoted officials in Washington as having described Netanyahu as “chickens**t”, among other things. “The prime minister is not a private individual, but the leader of the Jewish State and the Jewish world as a whole. Serious curses such as these against the Israeli...
  • The fightback against ISIS: Iraqi army take down extremists' flag in yet another town

    10/28/2014 10:34:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:56 GMT, 28 October 2014 | John Hall
    Members of the Iraqi army have torn down the sinister black flag of the Islamic State in Jurf al-Sakhr after forcing the terror group out of the strategically important city. Soldiers removed the extremist group's emblem from a tower and replaced it with the Iraqi national flag in a symbolic gesture that came after days of heavy fighting. The jihadis were forced to retreat from Jurf al-Sakhr and reassemble in the city's suburbs, with the group's leaders confirming a large number of militant deaths at the hands of the regime troops, but urging its fighters to remain in the area...
  • VIDEO: Peshmerga on route to Kobane

    10/28/2014 10:11:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 3 hours ago
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kurdistan Region troops head across the border to Turkey on Tuesday, in the direction of the besieged Syrian-border town of Kobane. Half the Peshmerga flew out of Erbil. Others are in trucks accompanying heavy weapons to be used in the attempt to break the Islamic State siege.
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  • Army Green Berets reportedly criticize performance of Afghan army troops

    10/27/2014 8:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Oct. 27, 2014
    Elite Army troops have disparaged the fighting capability of Afghan troops to military investigators probing the deaths of five soldiers in a friendly fire incident earlier this year, according to a published report. The Washington Times claims that several Green Berets have described how Afghan soldiers have refused to fight and hidden among trees and behind rocks when coming under fire. The criticisms came to light on the same day that the last unit of U.S. Marines in Afghanistan concluded its combat mission, handing the base known as Camp Leatherneck to Afghan troops. The comments by the Green Berets were...
  • Second US Marine Lost in Fight Against ISIS

    10/26/2014 10:57:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 26, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 23, USMC Lance Corporal Sean P. Neal died in Baghdad. He was the second Marine to die in October in the fight against ISIS. Neal was from Riverside, California. He joined the Marines in 2013. According to the Marine Corps Times, Neal was one of approximately 2,300 Marines assigned to "the crisis response unit for US Central Command." He was supporting efforts to combat ISIS when he was died. Precise details surrounding his death have not been released, but the DOD does say it was a "noncombat incident."