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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 5/17/2024 Newsdump Friday*Pentagon Estimates Fewer Military Sexual Assaults But...*Putin Talks "Sanitary Zone" Over Ukrainian Shelling*EU Bans Russian Media*Hungary Under Pressure To Join Ukraine War

    05/17/2024 8:00:02 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/17/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Chaos in Taiwan's parliament today... The US and Iran held indirect talks this week... US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan travelling to Saudi Arabia and Israel this weekend... In a legislative committee of France's National Assembly an 'assisted dying' bill approved tonight... The US State Department issuing a security alert claiming an increased threat to LGBTQ+ people and events inspired ... In Israel the popularity of top politicians measured in a Channel 12 poll... The Pentagon spin on sexual assaults in the US military... At least four people, three of the tourists, killed in Afghanistan... Dutch medical entrepreneur and former...
  • Jen Psaki Forced to Retract False Book Claim That Biden Did Not Check His Watch During Ceremony for US Troops Slain in Afghanistan

    05/13/2024 4:36:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2024 | Josh Christenson
    Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki is being forced to retract a false claim in her new book that President Biden did not check his watch during the dignified transfer of 13 US troops killed in the Afghanistan withdrawal. In her May 2024 tome “Say More,” Psaki attacked her former boss’s critics, who she said seized on the callous moment to make “him appear insensitive, concerned only about how much time had passed,” claiming he “only looked at his watch after the ceremony had ended.” Axios first reported on the book’s inaccuracy. Photos, videos and media fact-checkers at the time...
  • Biden's former press secretary Jen Psaki makes stunning false claim about the president during ceremony for the 13 service members killed in botched Afghanistan withdrawal

    05/13/2024 12:19:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13 2024 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki falsely claimed that President Joe Biden did not look at his watch during the ceremony at Dover for the 13 soldiers killed during the withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. Psaki wrote in her new book Say More Lessons from Work, the White House, and the World that 'the president looked at his watch only after the ceremony had ended. Moments later, he and the First Lady headed toward their car.' She wrote in her book that claims to the contrary were 'misinformation.'
  • Moment congressman Brian Mast is confronted by pro-Palestine protestors and tells them 'Israel should go in and kick the s**t out of them'

    05/11/2024 10:19:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11 2024 | NIC WHITE
    A US congressman and war hero says Israel should level Gaza and 'kick the s**t out of' the Palestinians who live there. Congressman Brian Mast was confronted by pro-Palestine protesters as he walked with his cane along the halls of the US Capitol, and gave them a very blunt answer. Jewish activist Medea Benjamin asked the 12-year US Army veteran, who lost both his legs to an IED in Afghanistan, if he agreed there should be a ceasefire in Gaza as 'the world is asking for one'.
  • Al Qaeda Rebuilding in Afghanistan: We're Back to Where We Were Before...

    05/10/2024 6:51:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2024 | David Strom
    The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, reports to Congress 4 times a year about how things are going in Afghanistan. The answer is not well. Not well at all. SIGAR is a relic of the Afghan war, and I was not aware it was still a thing, although I am glad it is. Given the hundreds of billions of dollars we poured into that country, somebody with a conscience should be rooting out all the corruption and incompetent actions that took place and keep tabs on what our blood and treasure bought. UN team identified up to...
  • The Hur Memo and the Tragedy of Joe Biden

    05/05/2024 5:34:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 5/01/24 | Philip Jeffery
    **SNIP** But that isn’t what made the Hur report so poignant, so interesting—so funny. It’s something neither party nor much of the news coverage mentioned at all; the biggest missing detail from the stories elected officials told about the Hur report isn’t any legal technicality in the decision not to prosecute Biden for holding on to classified documents. It’s what Biden held on to, and why. The centerpiece of the investigation is a lengthy memo Biden wrote in 2009 to then-president Barack Obama, which investigators found—along with classified materials used to draft it—tucked in a cardboard box in Biden’s garage...
  • Exclusive: New evidence challenges the Pentagon’s account of a horrific attack as the US withdrew from Afghanistan

    04/24/2024 6:46:21 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/24/2024 | Nick Paton Walsh and Mick Krever
    New video evidence uncovered by CNN significantly undermines two Pentagon investigations, the latest of which was released last week, into an ISIS-K suicide attack outside Kabul airport, during the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021. The incident was a gruesome coda to America’s longest war, leaving dead 13 United States military service members and about 170 Afghans who were desperately seeking US help to flee the Taliban takeover of Kabul. For two years, the US military has insisted that the loss of life was caused by a single explosion, and that troops who reported coming under fire and...
  • U.S. hands over $110m base to Niger junta to release 1,000 U.S. Army hostages, watches helplessly as base goes to Russia

    04/23/2024 4:07:43 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Apr, 2024 | Monica Showalter
    Another preventable Afghanistan-pullout-like failure, because that's what Joe Biden does. oe Biden is a lucky bungler. With no Fox News cameras around and nobody paying much attention to what was going on in Niger, a disgraceful, utterly humiliating exit of the U.S. military from that benighted country now led by a military junta, has dealt the U.S. another strategic blow, and entirely preventably. The crummy little tinpot junta now running Niger has managed to kick Uncle Sam around, much as the Taliban and Iran did, creating an accumulating pattern of lost U.S. influence. And sure enough, they got us good,...
  • Michigan congressional candidate leaves Army to run for office, criticizes current military leaders

    04/21/2024 7:00:08 AM PDT · by cutty · 13 replies
    Just the News ^ | April 20, 2024 | Charlotte Hazard
    Barrett served for 22 years in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait. His platform is centered on "military readiness." Michigan GOP Congressional candidate Tom Barrett said he left the Army to run for Congress with goals to restore readiness in the military and stand up to President Joe Biden. "I retired from the army two years ago in large part because of the failure of leadership of Joe Biden and decided to run for Congress to stand up to Biden, and really bring about a course correction in our military," Barrett said on the "Just the...
  • White House: ‘Imprudent’ to Compare Israeli WCK Strike to Afghan Strike ‘Three Years’ Ago in ‘Different’ Circumstances

    04/05/2024 5:49:57 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/05/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” White House National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby responded to questions on how the 2021 U.S. strike in Afghanistan that killed an aid worker is different from the Israeli strike that killed World Central Kitchen workers are different by stating that it’s “imprudent to try to compare two things that happened three years apart in two different conflicts.” And there was an independent investigation of the Afghanistan strike, “and that independent investigator found that there was no need for personal accountability to be had, but did find that the U.S....
  • CNN: Officials Saying They Came up with Afghanistan Evacuation Plans ‘From Scratch’ Contradict Biden Admin.’s Claims

    04/05/2024 11:04:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/05/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” CNN National Security Correspondent Kylie Atwood discussed her report on transcripts of congressional testimony by State Department officials John Bass, James DeHart, and Jayne Howell where DeHart said that tactical operations to get important people to the airport were created “from scratch” and the Bass said that the evacuation “substantially exceeded…the scope and scale of what had been contemplated.” And noted that the descriptions contradict the rosier picture of the evacuation painted by the Biden administration. Atwood said, “The chaos on the ground after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, a reflection of the...
  • Joe Biden is screaming at Israel for civilian deaths? He should look at his own record in places like Afghanistan first.

    04/05/2024 7:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/05/2024 | Monica Showalter
    In Israel's war on Hamas, an unfortunate incident occurred where a U.S.-based group delivering food aid saw its vehicle bombed and its occupants, including a U.S.-Canadian dual citizen, were killed. Israel apologized, and called it the fog of war. Joe Biden blew his easily blown top. According to the New York Times:In a sharply worded statement, Mr. Biden said that he was “outraged and heartbroken” by the deaths of the workers, who included a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. The seven workers, traveling in a convoy, were with World Central Kitchen, a charity that was helping to...
  • 72% increase in number seeking asylum compared with first three months of last year [Ireland]

    04/04/2024 11:23:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Thursday, 4 Apr 2024 18:17 | Maggie Doyle
    The number of people seeking international protection in Ireland in the first three months of this year has risen by more than 2,000 compared to the same time last year. Figures from the Department of Justice show 5,163 people applied for international protection up to 28 March. This represents a rise of 2,170, or 72%, from the same period of time last year when 2,993 applications were made by 28 March 2023. More than one third of those who have applied for international protection so far this year are from Nigeria (1,668) while 416 are from Bangladesh, 400 from Pakistan,...
  • Iran Smuggles US Weapons from Afghanistan to Terrorists in Israel-The weapons denied by Biden to Israel are instead going to terrorists backed by Biden

    04/02/2024 6:22:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 2, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    In December, the Biden administration blocked a shipment of M4 rifles to Israel. The rifles were meant to be used by local community self-defense units of the kind that had served as the front line of defense against the Hamas attack on Oct 7. However the Biden administration claimed that it was concerned that the self-defense units might be Jewish “right-wing extremists”.The Islamic terrorists attacking them however had no trouble finding M4 rifles. They just expected theirs to come by a more complicated road from Afghanistan, by way of Iran’s terror operatives, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan via a drug smuggling route,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: PFC Monica Brown ~ 01 April 2024

    03/31/2024 5:04:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock! Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ PFC Monica Brown . Refusing to leave her fallen comrades, PFC Monica Brown distinguished herself by acts of conspicuous gallantry and courage under fire, becoming the second woman since WWII to earn the Silver Star, one of the nation's highest awards for valor. SPC Brown displayed great courage in treating two wounded Soldiers while under intense...
  • Taliban Chief Defends Islamic Criminal Justice System, Including Stoning Women for Adultery

    03/25/2024 6:20:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    Islamabad — The leader of Afghanistan's fundamentalist Taliban government has said it is determined to enforce the Islamic criminal justice system, including the public stoning of women for adultery. "Our mission is to enforce sharia and Allah's Hudud [law]," said Hibatullah Akhundzada in an audio clip Taliban officials said was from his latest speech. They did not say where the reclusive leader spoke, but Akhundzada lives in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar and rarely leaves what is known as the Taliban's historical birthplace and political headquarters. He primarily addressed Western critics of the Taliban government, which Akhundzada is effectively...
  • Moscow concert hall attack: Why is ISIL targeting Russia?

    03/23/2024 7:29:01 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 198 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | March 23, 2024 | Kevin Doyle
    ISIL’s Afghan branch – also known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K) – has claimed responsibility for the attack... “Russian foreign policy has been one big red flag for ISIS [ISIL],” Michael Kugelman, director of the South Asia Institute at the Washington-based Wilson Center told Al Jazeera. “The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Russian actions in Chechnya, Moscow’s close relationships with the Syrian and Iranian governments, and especially the military campaigns that Russia has waged against ISIS fighters in Syria and — through Wagner Group mercenaries – in parts of Africa.” “ISK [ISKP] has consistently demonstrated its ambition...
  • Rossomando to Newsmax: US Should Be on 'Lookout' for ISIS Attacks

    03/23/2024 12:36:29 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 23, 2024 | Sandy Fitxgerald
    ISIS-K, the Islamic State group's branch in Afghanistan that has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a concert hall near Moscow Friday, "views the entire world as its enemy," and the United States should be watching carefully in the event of an attack on the homeland, defense and counterterrorism analyst John Rossomando said on Newsmax Saturday.
  • Tajikistan Warns Against “Unverified” Reports About Moscow Attack

    03/23/2024 12:23:44 PM PDT · by linMcHlp · 19 replies
    Times of Central Asia ^ | March 23, 2024 | Times of Central Asia
    The organization, CSTO, is a Russian-led security alliance that includes Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan “Radicals from Central Asia have accounted for a notable share of recent Islamic State-inspired or -directed plots and attacks in the United States, Europe, Turkey, and Iran,” Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle wrote in a Hudson Institute analysis last year. In September 2022, ISKP – which vehemently opposes Russia’s support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria – claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at the Russian embassy in Kabul which left six dead. Despite repeatedly warnings from foreign sources – including the U.S....
  • Putin 'dismissed US warnings about a terror attack' three days before Moscow massacre and shrugged off American embassy's warning to avoid concert venues

    03/23/2024 4:30:59 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/2024 | James Gordon
    U.S. officials say American intelligence agencies had gathered information in recent weeks that ISIS was planning an attack in Moscow - but the warnings were dismissed by Russia's President Putin who described them as 'provocative'. A U.S. intelligence official described how American agencies learned how a cell of ISIS based in Afghanistan was planning an attack in Moscow and shared the information with Russian officials. Putin dismissed the alerts as an attempt to intimidate Russians. U.S. officials say that the information was privately shared as recently as three days before gunmen burst into a large concert hall on Friday night,...