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  • VIDEO: Pelosi breakdown? Garbles words, mispronounces countries in short speech

    04/26/2017 7:25:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 64 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 04/26/2017 | Kyle Olson
    Nancy Pelosi’s mission on Tuesday was to give a brief speech and not renew questions about her health. She couldn’t do it. During Pelosi’s brief 7-minute speech to Refugees International, the House Democratic Leader garbled names, other words and even mispronounced countries.
  • US government 'hacked global bank system'

    04/14/2017 9:57:49 PM PDT · by Fedora · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/15/2017 | Dave Lee
    A huge range of security exploits, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.If genuine, it represents perhaps the most significant exposure of NSA files since the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013.On Twitter, Mr Snowden...
  • Intercept Co-Founder Goes Off the Rails, Compares Dick Cheney to ‘Butcher’ Assad

    04/09/2017 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 9, 2017 | Nicholas Fondaro
    A simple news segment about the media coverage of Syria spun wildly out of control during Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN. It started with Foreign Correspondent Lara Setrakian noting how little coverage the Syrian civil war received in the early years. But it ending with Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, going off the rails and declaring that “We need to understand the historical context of how a butcher like Assad actually has more in common with someone like Dick Cheney than he does with the average Syrian…” Scahill’s inane tirade derailed the whole segment from the moment he opened...
  • Why the War on Yemen Is Ignored

    04/08/2017 3:11:20 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 2016 | by Daniel Larison
    Amanda Taub tries to explain why the war on Yemen is mostly ignored and Syria’s conflict is not: Conflicts gain sustained American attention only when they provide a compelling story line that appeals to both the public and political actors, and for reasons beyond the human toll. That often requires some combination of immediate relevance to American interests, resonance with American political debates or cultural issues, and, perhaps most of all, an emotionally engaging frame of clearly identifiable good guys and bad guys [bold mine-DL]. Most wars — including those in South Sudan, Sri Lanka and, yes, Yemen — do...
  • CENTCOM chief: 'Vital US interests at stake' in Yemen

    03/31/2017 1:09:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
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  • Europe takes in refugees by the millions; Saudis blow them out of the water

    03/28/2017 6:51:07 AM PDT · by all the best · 11 replies
    The Duran ^ | March 27, 2017 | Ricky Twisdale
    While Germany, Greece, the Visegrad countries, and Brussels all argue about who should take in the most migrants, the Saudis have evidently found a much simpler solution to the problem. A boat carrying Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen was allegedly attacked by the Saudi-led coalition which is intervening in Yemen’s civil war, reported Human Rights Watch. “The coalition’s apparent firing on a boat filled with fleeing refugees is only the latest likely war crime in Yemen’s two-year-long war,” HRW’s Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson said. Here’s their account of what transpired: One of the boat’s four Yemeni crew members...
  • Good News: 'Occupy Boston' Holds Rally for Accused Terrorist

    10/10/2011 1:10:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2011 | Guy Benson
    The 'occupy' mob's organizational incoherence and moral bankruptcy continues apace:   The downtown protest group Occupy Boston threw its proverbial doors open yesterday, and played host to supporters of accused terrorist Terak Mehanna, who are looking to raise awareness of the Sudbury man’s upcoming trial.  The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee came to Occupy Boston’s ever-evolving tent city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to say Mehanna, a Muslim American pharmacist, is a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.  Occupy Boston hosted the pro-Mehanna rally, but, officially, the leaderless group doesn’t have a position on the case. Say, who is this innocent "victim of...
  • U.S. Raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen Led to Laptop Ban on Flights, Officials Say

    03/21/2017 8:18:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 21, 2017 | JANA WINTER, CLIVE IRVING
    Three intelligence sources told The Daily Beast that the ban on carry-on electronics aboard U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East was the result of information seized during a U.S. raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen in January. The United Kingdom joined the U.S. ban Tuesday. Information from the raid shows al Qaeda's successful development of compact, battery bombs that fit inside laptops or other devices believed to be strong enough to bring down an aircraft, the sources said. The battery bombs would need to be manually triggered, a source explained, which is why the...
  • Leading Net Neutrality Activist Campaigned on Behalf of al-Qaeda Supporter

    12/03/2015 6:21:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    An influential activist who met with members of the Obama Administration to promote net neutrality campaigned on behalf of a convicted Al Qaeda supporter, Breitbart Tech can reveal. Evan Greer is the campaign director for Fight For The Future, which led grassroots efforts to promote net neutrality to the Obama Administration. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, and she describes herself as a “touring queer riot-folksinger.” For three years, she also campaigned on behalf of Tarek Mehanna, an open admirer of Osama Bin Laden who was convicted of aiding al-Qaeda in 2012.Mehanna was convicted in 2012, after prosecutors proved that in 2004...
  • Saudi deputy crown prince to meet with Trump

    03/12/2017 8:13:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Arab ^ | March 13, 2017
    Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to meet US President Donald Trump later this week, the Saudi Press Agency said in a statement Monday. The agency said the deputy crown prince left to the United States on a business trip that is scheduled to start on Thursday. The young prince is due to meet with Trump and other senior US officials to “discuss strengthening bilateral relations,” according to the agency. The meeting would mark the first between top-level Saudi and US officials since Trump came into office in January. The visit comes as the US expands its...
  • The U.S. is sending 2,500 troops to Kuwait

    03/12/2017 7:15:16 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 48 replies
    Army Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Charlsy Panzino and Andrew deGrandpre
    The U.S. military is sending an additional 2,500 ground combat troops to a staging base in Kuwait from which they could be called upon to back up coalition forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The deployment will include elements of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, which is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. About 1,700 soldiers from the same unit are overseas now, spread between Iraq and Kuwait.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Administration Secretly Wiretaps Journalists

    03/04/2017 1:15:51 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    True Pundit ^ | March 4, 2017 | Admin.
    THE DEPARTMENT OF Justice secretly obtained phone records for reporters and editors who work for the Associated Press news agency, including records for the home phones and cell phones of individual journalists, according to the AP, in what the agency characterized as “serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.” The records, covering all of April and May 2012, were seized by the DoJ earlier this year and covered more than 20 separate phone lines. The records listed outgoing calls for both the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, as well as the general...
  • The View Thinks Trump Exploited the Navy Seal Widow and Screwed up the Yemen Raid

    03/03/2017 12:09:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Uncle Sam's Misguided Children ^ | 3/2/17 | Faye Higbee
    Frankly, I could care less about what the liberal idiots on The View think, but since their mouths have gotten them more publicity than they deserve today, here’s the skinny. First off, no, Whoopi Goldberg did not say that Carryn Owens was “trying to get attention” when President Trump gave her an ovation. Fake News. Sorry. But they did totally blow it out both ears in their episode on March 1 by saying he exploited the widow and screwed up the Yemen mission. The real fake news No, the raid in Yemen was not a complete failure. No, he did...
  • "Useless" Yemen Raid Gave Us Names of Al Qaeda Terrorists in the West

    03/03/2017 10:16:04 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 3, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember that "worthless" Yemen raid that produced "no actionable intelligence" and was a complete "failure". Aside from yielding the numbers of hundreds of Al Qaeda terrorists. Including some in the West. Several US officials told CNN Thursday that the US is now taking action to locate and monitor hundreds of people or "contacts" found as part the intelligence retrieved during the deadly raid last month in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Some of these people are believed to be in the West, but not in the United States
  • US tries to ID hundreds of al Qaeda contacts thanks to Yemen raid

    03/02/2017 2:47:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | March 2, 2017 | By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne
    Washington (CNN)Several US officials told CNN Thursday that the US is now taking action to locate and monitor hundreds of people or "contacts" found as part the intelligence retrieved during the deadly raid last month in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Some of these people are believed to be in the West, but not in the United States. The government is taking action to find and monitor these AQAP-linked individuals because of the threat they may pose to Europe, the officials added. The fact that officials said they are actively pursuing leads uncovered from the raid indicates...
  • Video: Maher, Moore attack Trump for recognizing Ryan Owens’s wife during speech

    03/01/2017 6:33:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Via Newsbusters and RCP, go figure that the most affecting moment of the night, more memorable than anything in eight years of Obama SOTUs, would irritate the left more than any other. The claim here is that Carryn Owens was treated like a “prop.” Question: Was Khizr Khan a prop? Hillary Clinton benefited politically far more directly from his cameo at the convention than Trump will from this four years from now. Follow-up question: Should Owens not have been invited to the speech? Once she accepted the invitation, should Trump have refrained from thanking her? According to Sean Spicer, he...
  • Van Jones: ‘One of the most extraordinary moments you've ever seen in American politics, period’

    02/28/2017 10:31:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | February 28, 2017 | Aaron Blake
    CNN's Van Jones is a frequent Trump critic if there ever was one. But after the president's speech to the nation on Tuesday night, Jones got emotional and was clearly impressed by Trump's handling of one particular part of the speech. Jones said Trump's tribute to Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who died in a raid in Yemen, was “one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, period” and that it was the moment Trump “became president of the United States.” He also said it's the kind of thing that could make Trump a two-term president....
  • Fallen SEAL's dad slams Trump [Unbelievable McCain quote!]

    02/28/2017 4:51:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffet ^ | 2/27/17 | Eli Watkins
    Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in a late-January raid in Yemen, leveled biting criticism at the White House and called for an investigation into his son's death in a news story published Sunday...
  • NBC News: No 'Actionable Intelligence' From Yemen Raid Say Officials (unnamed source, right)

    02/27/2017 7:01:39 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 46 replies
    NBC News via Newsmax ^ | 2/27/2017 | Cathy Burke
    The deadly Jan. 28 commando raid in Yemen in which Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens died hasn't so far yielded any significant intelligence, NBC News reported Monday night. Although Pentagon officials have said the raid produced "actionable intelligence," unnamed senior officials said they were unaware of any, NBC News reported.
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, “we are facing a tragedy,” Guterres said. “We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe.” Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...