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  • Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence on Mursi

    10/22/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/16 | Haitham Ahmed - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters. The sentence was for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. It is the first of Mursi's four convictions to reach the end of the judicial process, and he cannot appeal further against it. Twenty-year jail sentences were also confirmed against other senior figures from the then-ruling Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian. The men were convicted in April 2015 on charges including kidnapping, torture and the killings of protesters during...
  • US gives Hamas fundraising front $100,000 [“Islamic Relief Worldwide”]

    12/09/2015 11:44:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/8/2015, 10:56 PM | Ari Yashar
    The US Agency for International Development (USAID), a taxpayer-funded aid organization, is giving a $100,000 federal grant to an Islamic charity banned in Israel for giving aid to Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Grant information on the USAID endowment reveals the massive allotment to Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) will be given in 2016 for various foreign projects. IRW was banned in Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2014, after investigations revealed it was a fundraising front for Hamas, channeling its donations to funding attacks and paying terrorists. It also was found to be tied to the Muslim Brotherhood,...
  • Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy

    01/06/2014 5:41:54 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-6-2014 | Alana Goodman
    January 6, 2014 Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy Alana Goodman The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Graysons office.Ahmady, who also serves as a top official in an...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta Laments It Wasn't a White Man Who Committed San Bernardino Terror Attack

    10/17/2016 5:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 17, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    After the 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead, aides to Hillary Clinton lamented the shooter wasn’t a white man, according to a WikiLeaks emails released Sunday. In the email chain from December 2, digital operative Matt Ortega sent consultant Karen Finney a tweet from MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes reporting that a shooter in the attack had been named. Finney then forwarded the message to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, writing “Damn.” Podesta’s response? “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk [sic] was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.” Sayeed Farook and his...
  • Lawyer: Sodomized Guantnamo captive recovering after rectal surgery

    10/16/2016 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies ^ | October 15, 2016 | Carol Rosenberg
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba An alleged accomplice in the Sept. 11 terror attacks underwent reconstructive surgery for decade-old damage from his sodomy in CIA custody and was to be returned to his clandestine prison to recuperate, his attorney said Saturday. All they said is there was minimal bleeding and he is recovering, attorney Walter Ruiz, a Navy Reserve commander, said Saturday morning. In this March 3, 2005 file photo, a workman slides a dustmop over the floor at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE ASSOCIATED PRESS His client, Mustafa al Hawsawi, 48, was scheduled...
  • President Obama Will Send 600 More Troops to Iraq to Fight ISIS

    10/14/2016 9:07:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    yahoonews ^ | September 28, 2016 | September 28, 2016
    (WASHINGTON) President Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the ISIS, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The troops will train and advise Iraqi forces as planning for the Mosul operation ramps up, officials said. Though the precise number of troops was not immediately disclosed, one official said roughly 600 addition troops would be sent. It wasnt clear whether the troops would include special operations forces, some of which are already serving in Iraq.The decision expands the U.S. military footprint in Iraq just as Obama readies to hand over the conflict...
  • John Oliver whines about Guantanamo

    10/13/2016 1:55:00 AM PDT · by HarborSentry
    Rand Koch blog ^ | October 13, 2016 | Rand Koch
    I was wondering how I was going to respond to John Oliver's ignorant Guantanamo diatribe. It's longer than it should be, but I went through it, taking notes. Frankly, I might not have watched this at all. But the first report I've seen on it mentioned an "innocent" detainee without naming him. I knew he wasn't really innocent, of course, but my curiosity got the best of me. So, I watched it all. Still, I thought there's simply too much there, and too much wrong, for me to write a quick post. Fortunately, Mike Brown of Inverse selected a few...
  • [IN USA] 62 ISIS attackers and plotters in year [185 victims]

    10/07/2016 2:40:13 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 27 replies
    [UK] Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2016 | Freya Berry
    EXCLUSIVE: Americas enemies within - SIXTY-TWO ISIS attackers and plotters in just a year and more than half of them are immigrants or their childrenAnalysis by reveals that 62 people in America have launched ISIS attacks or been accused of plotting to help terror group *They are responsible for 64 deaths and at least 121 woundings, including the San Bernardino and Pulse massacres Of the attackers and alleged plotters, 21 were immigrants and a further 13 were the children of immigrants *Thirteen Americans converted and are accused of becoming extremists - including a former cheerleader and senior Boston police...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 76 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscows intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • How Muslim so-called refugees thank Germany for taking them in

    10/04/2016 11:02:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies ^ | October 2, 2016 | Christine D
    On the Day of the Refugee in Germany, this photo of a Muslim migrant doing his business was taken by a PEGIDA member in the Hanover train station.
  • [Vanity] Mental Health Practitioner and communist labels conservatives as mentally ill.

    10/04/2016 6:32:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 42 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Meet Doctor David Diamond, a psychiatrist who has a practice in Dover New Hampshire, a peaceful town on New Hampshire coast 10 minutes north from Portsmouth. David Diamond is a psychiatrist as well as a peacenik, a militant liberal and though it is not known if he is a registered communist he certainly is a fellow traveler. David diamond is very active with local left wing groups in particular, seacoast peace response, a militant leftist group that emphasizes pacifism, peace and human rights all while demanding that conservatives, and those who support conservatives and capitalism be prosecuted. Since 9/11, the...
  • Black Soldiers' Lives Matter Too!

    10/03/2016 6:26:10 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Patriots from 5 states gathered on Tuesday, September 27th outside the Cannon Building in Washington D.C. to try to get interest and support from Congress to help Sgt. Derrick Miller. Despite a mid-day vote, with hundreds of Congressmen and Senators walking past the group led by Derricks parents, few were willing to even look this mother in the eye let alone learn about how they can help Sgt. Miller. Derricks mother Renee took her stand on the corner after a frustrating 3 years of trying to get the support of Maryland Democrats, including Derricks own Congressman Chris Van Hollen. They...

    09/29/2016 3:11:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | September 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    He might want to talk to his boss about it. Because his boss is the one bringing them here to enrich us and become "part of our story". Just like in New York, Boston and Orlando. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies worry that a surge of violent extremists will eventually move from ISIS-controlled areas in Syria and Iraq into Western nations with the aim of committing terrorist attacks, FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday. "The caliphate will be crushed," but hundreds of people will remain and become part of a "terrorist diaspora" in the next two to five...
  • ISIS 2 Years Later: From 'JV Team' to International Killers

    09/26/2016 7:44:18 PM PDT · by RC one · 2 replies
    ABC news ^ | Jun 29, 2016, 9:46 AM ET | Brian Ross ALEX HOSENBALL CHO PARK Lee Ferran
    The deadly attack in the Istanbul airport late Tuesday, suspected to be the work of the ISIS, comes as the terrorist group today marks the second anniversary of the declaration of its Islamic caliphate, or kingdom. In that time, the group has gone from obscurity, mocked by President Barack Obama as a terrorist JV team, to the worlds most brutal terrorist network, not only responsible for thousands of deaths in the Middle East but also linked to hundreds more in dozens of terrorist plots in the West.
  • New York blast: Sikh hailed as hero for helping arrest terror suspect

    09/21/2016 4:36:37 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 2016 September 20 | PTI
    A Sikh bar owner in the US is being hailed as a hero for helping capture the 28-year old Afghan-American wanted for the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey.Harinder Bains, the owner of a bar in Linden found Ahmad Khan Rahami sleeping in the doorway of his bar on Monday. Bains said he was watching news on TV on his laptop from another business across the street. At first, he thought he was some "drunk guy" resting in the vestibule but then recognised Rahami and called police. "I'm just a regular citizen doing what every citizen should do....
  • First on CNN: ISIS suspected of mustard attack against US and Iraqi troops

    09/21/2016 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | September 21, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    Washington (CNN)ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials. The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard. No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent. One official said the agent had "low purity" and was "poorly weaponized." A...
  • Why Wont You Believe Me When I Say I Want to Kill You?

    09/21/2016 9:28:35 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies ^ | 09/21/2016 | Leslie-Ann Stoffel
    There were six global Islamic jihad attacks in Israel over the weekend, a knife attack in a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and a bombing attack in the city of New York, with other bombs found in New York and New Jersey, and yet the elites in the media and the government who hold authority over us insist on covering up the truth and doing everything in their power not to admit that were at war with the global jihad. Of course, those in charge waste no time coming on the news to spew platitudes at us such as if...
  • Radical imam's widow arrested over Kenyan attack

    09/15/2016 4:50:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/16 | AFP
    Mombasa (Kenya) (AFP) - The widow of a radical imam was arrested Wednesday in Mombasa for alleged links to one of three female assailants shot dead while attacking the Kenyan city's main police station, a police source said. "She is in custody for questioning because of the communication she had with one of the female terrorists killed" in Sunday's attack, the source said, requesting anonymity. The assailants were alleged to be "sympathisers" of the Islamic State group. The arrested woman is the widow of Aboud Rogo Mohammed, an imam killed in Mombasa in August 2012 who was until his death...
  • Hollande, Merkel urge clear vision for addressing Europe's weaknesses

    09/15/2016 10:40:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 9/15/16 | Richard Loug and Michelle Martin
    PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that it was crucial an upcoming European Union summit, the first since Britain voted to leave the bloc, addressed the EU's weaknesses with a plan for reforms. Britain's Brexit vote sent shockwaves through the European Unions long deemed by many voters to be overly bureaucratic and unresponsive to their concerns, while energizing the continent's anti-immigration, eurosceptic parties. "It is now about applying an agenda for Bratislava that makes clear we are determined to react together to the weaknesses, to the tasks we face," Merkel told...
  • Someone is Probing to Take Down the Internet, Warns Cryptographer

    09/14/2016 9:55:02 AM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    Hacked.Com ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | Samburaj Das
    The pillars that provide the basic infrastructure of the internet are being probed by an unknown entity that is probing for that point where the foundation cracks and the internet breaks. The internets critical and underlying basic infrastructure is being probed by an unknown attacker who is patiently looking for vulnerabilities, revealed cybersecurity expert and cryptographer Bruce Schneier. A board member at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tor project, Schneier is also the chief technology officer at Resilient, a cybersecurity firm recently acquired by IBM. In a blog post, Schneier states that some of the companies...
  • Occidental College students vandalize 9/11 memorial

    09/13/2016 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | September 13, 2016 | Madison Park and Steve Visser
    Occidental College is investigating the vandalism of a 9/11 memorial on campus after the US flags used in the display were tossed in the trash. The Occidental College Republican Club said it had planted 2,997 tiny flags -- one for each of the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks -- on the quad of the Los Angeles liberal arts college of 2,100 students. "Vandals crushed, snapped and threw in the garbage every single flag," the college GOP club said on Facebook. "Not one was left in the ground." The temporary display consisted of a sign saying, "9/11 Never Forget...
  • VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE

    09/13/2016 8:45:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Broadway World ^ | Sep 13, 2016
    VIDEO: Discovery Shares First Look at 5-Part War Documentary TAKING FIRE September 13,2016 by BWW News Desk Discovery's five-part war documentary series TAKING FIRE premieres September 13th at 10/9c. Check out a first look below! TAKING FIRE is a five-part series bringing viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in...
  • Sniper takes out ISIS executioner from a mile away

    09/12/2016 8:04:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/11/2016 | Emily Saul
    A sharpshooter killed a top ISIS executioner and three other jihadists with a single bullet from nearly a mile away just seconds before the fiend was set to burn 12 hostages alive with a flamethrower, according to a new report. The British Special Air Service marksman turned one of the most hated terrorists in Syria into a fireball by using a Barett .50-caliber rifle to strike a fuel tank affixed to the jihadis back, the UKs Daily Star reported Sunday. The pack exploded, killing the sadistic terrorist and three of his flunkies, who were supposed to film the execution,...
  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01 (REPOST)

    09/11/2016 5:11:25 AM PDT · by callisto · 35 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/11/2001 | Creepers
    In memory of those lost. May we never forget the events of that day. Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01
  • 'Ticket to the Titanic': U Grad Who Survived 9/11 Attacks Honored at Gopher Game

    09/10/2016 4:41:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 9/10/16 | Joe Augustine
    For roughly 40 years, Scott Wallace has bought tickets and sat in the stands at Gopher football games. But on Saturday, the University of Minnesota graduate walked onto the field of TCF Bank Stadium because of the most important ticket of his life. "I call it my ticket to the Titanic," said Wallace. That ticket is the visitor's pass to the World Trade Center's North Tower, which was given to Wallace on a business trip on Sept. 11, 2001. Wallace was on the 63rd floor when the first plane struck. He was one of three Minnesota graduates honored before the...
  • So is Donald Trump busted re his alleged opposition to Iraq War? nope!

    09/08/2016 10:33:51 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    AJ Delgado ^ | February 18, 2016 | AJ Delgado
    Trump recently claimed he opposed the Iraq War in 2003 and before that. Buzzfeeds Andrew K (a tremendous reporter, with terrific scoops) did some digging, though, and found audio of Trump appearing on the Howard Stern show on September 11, 2002. Its a solid find by Andrew but its being used by Trump critics to apparently demonstrate Trump is a liar who didnt, in fact, oppose the Iraq War. In 2002, Donald Trump Said He Supported Invading Iraq Are you for invading Iraq? Howard Stern asked him, and Trump answered, Yeah, I guess so. I dont see, however, how this...
  • 9/11 memorial stirs debate over 'Islamic terrorists'

    09/06/2016 6:08:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    ABC13 News ^ | 1 Sep 2016
    NEWS 9/11 memorial stirs debate over 'Islamic terrorists' Two words on this 9/11 memorial are stirring a major debate (KTRK) Thursday, September 01, 2016 07:48AM OWEGO, NY (KTRK) -- Two words included on a memorial to victims of the 9-11 terror attacks are now stirring a major debate in New York. A group is taking issue with the words "Islamic terrorists" as they appear on the monument in Owego. The Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier worries the wording could encourage hatred towards Muslims living in the city, painting all Muslims with the same brush, they say. Donald Castellucci, town...
  • U.S. offers $3 million reward for man it gave anti-terror training

    08/30/2016 10:27:54 PM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2016 | Arshad Mohammed
    The United States on Tuesday offered a reward of up to $3 million for information about a former Tajik special operations colonel whom it trained in counter-terrorism before he joined the Islamic State militant group. The U.S. State Department announced the reward for Gulmurod Khalimov in a statement that made no mention of his training, which included attending five U.S.-funded courses in the United States and Tajikistan between 2003 and 2014....
  • Key Isis leader killed in Syria, jihadi group says

    08/30/2016 8:53:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jason Burke
    Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, one of Islamic States longest-serving and most prominent leaders, has been killed in Syria, the groups Amaq news agency reported. The jihadi groups spokesman was killed while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo, Amaq said on Tuesday. Isis holds territory in the province of Aleppo, but not in the city itself where rebels are fighting Syrian government forces. Amaq did not say how Adnani died. The Pentagons press secretary Peter Cook said coalition forces had conducted an airstrike in the town of al-Bab in Aleppo province on Tuesday targeting Adnani, but did not...
  • Germany stabbing: Knifeman 'shouts Allahu Akbar' as he attacks couple at music festival

    08/28/2016 7:32:45 AM PDT · by traumer · 49 replies
    The two victims - a 66-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man - were attacked but managed to overpower the man who was then arrested by police in Oberhausen A couple at a German music festival have been attacked by a knifeman who witnesses claim was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar". A 66-year-old woman, believed to be the other victim's wife, is said to be fighting for her life. The other victim - a 57-year-old man - is seriously injured however he still managed to overpower the man who was then arrested by police officers in Oberhausen. The attack took place just...
  • OttomanMamluk War (151617) [began AUGUST 24, five hundred years ago]

    08/26/2016 6:24:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | July 19, 2016 | Wikipedia
    Operations in the Levant (1516) The Ottomans first captured the city of Diyarbekir in southeastern Anatolia.[2] The Battle of Marj Dabiq (24 August 1516) was decisive, in which the Mamluk ruler Kansuh al-Ghuri was killed.[2] The Ottomans apparently outnumbered the Mamluks by a factor of 3 to 1.[6] Syria fell under the rule of the Ottomans with this single battle.[6] The Battle of Yaunis Khan occurred near Gaza (1516) and was again a defeat for the Mamluks.
  • Biden says GITMO will close by 1/2017 (Reported by FBN/Varney)

    08/25/2016 6:50:35 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 59 replies
    Fox Business | 8/25/2016 | ?
    Just heard this on FBN
  • REVEALED: Huma Abedin ... at her mother's radical Muslim journal

    08/21/2016 8:37:09 PM PDT · by Enchante · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    FULL title (would not fit in FR software): REVEALED: Huma Abedin was working as ASSISTANT EDITOR at her mother's radical Muslim journal when it blamed America for 9/11 terror attacksHillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin worked at a radical Muslim publication that opposed women's rights and blamed the US for 9/11, it has been revealed. Abedin, who could become the future White House chief of staff if Hillary wins the election, was assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs until as late as 2008, NY Post reports. The aide was at the journal in 2002 when her mother...
  • Next Benghazi - Concerns About The Situation In Afghanistan -Rise Of Islamic Extremism -(video)

    08/17/2016 8:23:45 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    You tube ^ | August 17 2016 | You tube
    The Next Benghazi - Concerns About The Situation In Afghanistan - Benghazi 2.0 Brian interviews Sara Carter (Circa News) who has discovered there is no security plan. Military contractors say state dept does not have a plan to evacuate civilians and contractors. The state dept, according to law, is supposed to have a plan.
  • Dems Pouring Millions Into Black Lives Matter

    08/17/2016 7:24:50 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | August 17, 2016 | Trey Sanchez
    Dems Pouring Millions Into Black Lives Matter Its a full-fledged political and terrorist machine. Trey Sanchez Chants of black lives matter have filled the streets since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. But what once was a grassroots movement has swelled to a full-on political machine and its increasing terrorism has the full financial blessing of several liberal foundations. TruthRevolt previously reported on George Soross hefty donation of $33 million to ensure the Ferguson protests stayed in the spotlight for as long as possible. This funding helped bring in protesters by the busloads to Missouri and allowed them...

    08/17/2016 6:57:54 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 63 replies
    Live feed for cable cutters who want to see Mr. Trump's Town Hall on FoxNews. Live feeds can be kind of sketchy so I'll post a new feed link if this one gives out. For now this link seems to be working pretty well.
  • Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier in West Bank: army

    08/14/2016 8:26:31 PM PDT · by Enchante · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff
    Jerusalem (AFP) - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier near Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and was arrested, a military spokesman said. He said the attack took place at a checkpoint on a road near the Jewish settlement of Shaked when a Palestinian got out of his car and stabbed the soldier.
  • U.S. Shoots Itself In the Foot By Accidentally Arming ISIS (June 4, 2015 )

    08/13/2016 4:48:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 22 replies
    the fiscal times ^ | June 4, 2015 | Eric Pianin
    One of the earliest major setbacks in the war against ISIS came last June when the U.S.-backed Iraqi army was routed by Islamic militants in the northern Iraq city of Mosul. Government forces retreated from the Islamic jihadists assault. They left behind a trove of costly military hardware, including U.S.-made armored Humvees, trucks, rockets, machine guns and even a helicopter. Last weekend, the new Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, gave Iraqi state television the first detailed accounting of those lost weapons. Some were old or barely functioning, but others were in good shape and of great value to the ISIS...
  • Yes, Obama Is a Founder of ISIS

    08/13/2016 4:34:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Before the hyperventilating begins, let me stipulate that neither President Obama or Hillary Clinton ever sat down with Islamic State chieftain Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and signed the articles of incorporation. But were it not for their actions and inactions in facilitating a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, creating a vacuum ISIS would gladly fill, the terrorist groups caliphate arguably would not exist. Trump now says he was merely being sarcastic when he said it: Donald Trump charged President Barack Obama on Wednesday with being the founder of the Islamic State during a campaign rally in Florida."In many respects, you know, they...
  • ISIS Intel Was Cooked, House Panel Finds

    08/11/2016 6:37:07 AM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 9, 2016 | Nancy A. Youssef and Shane Harris
    A leading U.S. general pressured his intelligence analysts into playing down the ISIS and al Qaeda threats, according to a congressional task force. A House Republican task force has found that officials from the U.S. militarys Central Command altered intelligence reports to portray the U.S. fight against ISIS and al Qaeda in a more positive light than lower-level analysts believed was warranted by the facts on the ground, three officials familiar with the task forces findings told The Daily Beast. A roughly 10-page report on the controversy is expected to be released by the end of next week, two officials...
  • Increased Security At Lourdes Over Fears Of Islamist Attack

    08/11/2016 3:06:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    Authorities are tightening security at the famous French pilgrimage site of Lourdes over fears it could be a major target for terrorists after a spate of Islamist attacks across the country. Tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected to descend on the site on the feast of the Assumption next Monday for Mass and a procession. Security has been high after a series of terror attacks culminating in the brutal murder of a Catholic priest by two Islamists last month, but authorities have decided to allow the pilgrimage to continue as usual. Batrice Lagarde, prefect of the Haute-Pyrnes region, told...
  • Finnish Official SLAMS Islam: One day Europe will rise against you (video)

    When it comes to politicians and Muslims, weve seen a lot of politically correct rump-kissing. Especially when those politicians hail from Europe (see Angela Merkel: Germany is Ravaged by Terrorism But We Want More Refugees!). Thats why this speech is refreshing, and rather entertaining. This Finnish MP has no qualms about telling it like it is. The result? Pure awesome. "Especially you migrants, and Muslims, I know you. I lived in your country for 10 years, and have seen how cruel, arrogant, and stupid you are. You dont respect your women. You force them to be your slaves. You are...
  • 50 top GOP officials: Trump would 'risk our country's national security'

    08/08/2016 1:52:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies ^ | 8/8/2016 | Tyler Pager
    Donald Trump's effort to appeal to establishment Republicans suffered another setback on Monday as 50 senior GOP national security officials warned in a new letter that Trump would "risk our countrys national security and well-being. The signatories of the letter, which was first reported by The New York Times, all worked in Republican administrations, with many serving as top aides to President George W. Bush. They said none of them would be voting for Trump. Trump lacks the character, values, and experience to be President, they wrote. He weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world. He...
  • Tom Cotton: Hillary Clintons Email Sealed the Fate Of An Iranian Scientist (VIDEO)

    08/08/2016 7:18:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | August 7, 2016 | streiff
    Tom Cotton: Hillary Clintons Email Sealed the Fate Of An Iranian Scientist (VIDEO) Posted at 3:38 pm on August 7, 2016 by streiff Back in 2009, an Iranian nuclear scientist, Shahram Amiri, defected to the United States. What ensued was a complicated story that resulted in Amiri claiming he'd been abducted by the CIA, tortured, released, and finally repatriated to Iran. His heroic welcome from the Great Satan in 2010 was followed by his arrest for treason. Today the Iranians announced they had executed him. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton was on Face the Nation and the subject came up.
  • Family of Clock Boy Ahmed Mohamed files lawsuit against former school

    08/08/2016 7:07:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jessica Contrera
    Family of Clock Boy Ahmed Mohamed files lawsuit against former school Nearly one year after 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a suspicious-looking homemade clock to class, his family has filed suit against his former Texas school district, the principal of the high school and the city of Irving. The lawsuit filed Monday claims that Ahmeds civil rights were violated in the incident that made the 9th grader go viral last September. Accusations of racial and religious profiling fueled the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed. Even President Obama chimed in on Twitter, telling the boy: We should inspire more kids like you...
  • Newly released US drone policy explains how targets can be chosen

    08/07/2016 4:34:59 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2016 | Kevin Bohn
    The policy document, known as the President Policy Guidance, or PPG, says counterterrorism operations, including lethal action against designated terrorist targets, "shall be discriminating and precise as reasonably possible" and says "direct action" against "high value targets" "will be taken only when there is near certainty that the individual being targeted is, in fact, the lawful target and located at the place where the action will occur."
  • Air Algerie flight AH1020 declares mid-air emergency (landed safely)

    08/06/2016 8:03:53 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 44 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 8-6-16 | Alex Wellman
    A passenger plane has declared a mid-air emergency and seemingly disappeared from radar, according to reports. The Air Algerie Boeing 737-600 took off from Algiers this afternoon on a flight to Marseille but let out an emergency call shortly after take-off. Flight radar showed the plane turn around and head back towards the point where it took-off but before arriving, the jet disappeared from radar.
  • US poised to hit Obama's target of 10,000 Syrian refugees

    08/04/2016 12:50:11 PM PDT · by amorphous · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4 August 2016 | KEVIN FREKING and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a slow start, it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September. State Department totals show that 2,340 Syrian refugees arrived last month in the United States. That's more than what occurred during the entire seven months after President Barack Obama directed his team to prepare for 10,000 admissions from the war-torn country. Total admissions for the current budget year now come to about 7,900, and the vast majority of them are Sunni Muslims, records show.
  • Growing Link Between Migrants and Sex Crimes (Nearly 900 refugees were arrested in UK in 2015) TR

    08/04/2016 9:46:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Lifezette ^ | August 4, 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Another day brings yet another revelation highlighting the clear connection between mass Muslim migration from troubled parts of the globe and sex crimes. Shocking U.K. government statistics reveal that nearly 900 Syrian migrants were arrested in 2015 for a variety of offenses including those of a sexual nature. The government seems not to have vetted those it has invited into the country, UKIP MEP Ray Finch said. The stunning revelation came after a freedom of information request filed by The Sun. Police figures from Northumbria to London to Nottinghamshire revealed 897 arrests for a wide variety crimes in 2015....
  • Obamas Own DOJ Warned About Iran Buyoff (admin officials opposed the rush to cater to mullahs) TR

    08/04/2016 9:33:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Lifezette ^ | August 4, 2016 | Alicia Hesse
    According to a new report, Senior U.S. Department of Justice officials not only knew about the $400 million payout from the U.S. government to Iran they warned against it. DOJ officials reportedly voiced their opposition to funneling millions of dollars to Iran via an unmarked cargo plane while the Iranian government was releasing four American hostages, according to The Wall Street Journal Wednesday. People knew what it was going to look like, and there was concern the Iranians probably did consider it a ransom payment, a source in the Justice Department told WSJ. The State Department overruled their objections...