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  • Top GOP lawmaker discloses 'something more' to hostage crisis at Texas synagogue; investigation goes global

    01/16/2022 4:27:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1-16-22 | Chris Enloe
    A top House Republican revealed Sunday the investigation into the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue on Saturday has gone international. What are the details? Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN host Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" there is "something more" to the case than a lone actor. In fact, McCaul disclosed that the FBI's investigation now extends to London and Tel Aviv. "I know the FBI has now fanned their investigation out to London and Tel Aviv. So this has now turned into an...
  • Texas synagogue hostage taker demanding release of imprisoned sister

    01/15/2022 1:34:18 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 50 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/15/2022 | JACOB MAGID
    The suspect in an apparent hostage situation at a Texas synagogue is identified as Muhammad Siddiqui by ABC News, which reports that he’s holding the rabbi of the congregation and three others hostage. Siddiqui claimed during the livestream to be the brother of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani national who was convicted in 2010 by a New York City Federal Court of attempting to kill US military personnel. She is currently serving an 86-year sentence at Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas. ABC, citing a source at the scene, says Siddiqui is demanding his sister’s release.
  • Hostage-taker at Texas synagogue calls for the release of Pakistani national from US prison, authorities say

    01/15/2022 6:15:20 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 15, 2022 | Alaa Elassar and Michelle Watson
    Hostage-taker at Texas synagogue calls for the release of Pakistani national from US prison, authorities say By Alaa Elassar and Michelle Watson, CNN Updated 8:40 PM EST, Sat January 15, 2022 article video (CNN)The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting a hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas, where authorities say the suspect may be motivated by the desire to free a Pakistani scientist who was convicted of attempting to kill US officers in Afghanistan. A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN there were believed to be four hostages, including a rabbi, at Congregation...
  • Call the hostage-taking at Colleyville synagogue what it is: evil terrorism

    01/15/2022 9:50:46 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 35 replies
    But in one sense, it doesn’t matter. Any complaint he has about the U.S. government, the case in question or even Israel doesn’t involve the individuals whose lives he has violated. Throughout the tense hours, the priority was the safe rescue of the hostages. Officers heroically stormed in and rescued them late Saturday, for which we should all be grateful. Now, it’s important to reflect with righteous anger, to acknowledge the evil done, name it and identify where it comes from. The innocent Colleyville congregants have nothing to do with the case of Aafia Siddiqui, whom the hostage-taker reportedly mentioned....
  • Governor Abbott: ‘All Hostages Are Out Alive And Safe’ At Congregation Beth Israel In Colleyville

    01/15/2022 7:50:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    COLLEYVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A hostage situation at a synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday, January 15 ended after nearly 11 hours when law enforcement safely rescued all four hostages. Authorities said a man apparently took hostages Saturday during services at a Texas synagogue where the suspect could be heard ranting angrily in a livestream before the feed cut out.
  • Prayers for Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage Situation: IN THE NAME OF JESUS, LET THOSE HOSTAGES GO!

    01/15/2022 5:49:56 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 24 replies
    Father God, I ask in The Name of Your Beloved Son, Yeshua, Jesus our Lord and Savior, that the monster holding Your People, Jewish families as they went to honor You Father God at Shabbat services in their synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, that You Almighty God set them free from him. Lord Jesus please station Your guardian angels roundabout each person and family within that synagogue, and also around all First Responders and Texas law enforcement, as well as any other entities. Let this filthy attempt by the evil one come to naught, and in The Name of Jesus I...
  • White House: Biden has been briefed about hostages

    01/15/2022 3:21:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/22
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, "POTUS has been briefed about the developing hostage situation in the Dallas area. He will continue to receive updates from his senior team as the situation develops. Senior members of the national security team are also in touch with federal law enforcement...
  • Texas SWAT team responds to hostage situation at synagogue: 'I'm going to die' [hostages SAFE]

    01/15/2022 1:14:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 January 2022 | Adam Sabes
    A Texas SWAT team responded Saturday afternoon to a hostage situation at a synagogue near Dallas. The Colleyville Police Department said on Twitter that they are conducting SWAT operations "around the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Rd." All residents in the immediate area of the incident are being evacuated, according to the tweet.
  • Colleyville synagogue apparently held hostage during livestream service (Texas)

    01/15/2022 11:56:36 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 15 | Jessika Harkay
    Colleyville police are conducting SWAT operations in the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road this afternoon around a synagogue, police said on social media. All residents in the immediate area are being evacuated, and people are asked to avoid the area.
  • Founder of Seal Team Six dies aged 81: Richard Marcinko was tasked with setting up special forces unit after 1979 Iran hostage crisis, named it 'six' to fool Russian forces and spent 15 months in jail for $100,000 kickback scandal

    12/26/2021 5:56:04 PM PST · by Cecily · 38 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 26, 2021 | Natasha Anderson
    The first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six - the US military's vaunted counter-terrorism unit that would hunt down and kill Osama Bin Laden - died Sunday at age 81. Richard 'Dick' Marcinko was tasked with designing the counter-terrorist team after the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. Marcinko, along with another Navy representative, was on a task force to help free the American hostages in Iran, but were unsuccessful. The mission, known as Operation Eagle Claw, highlighted deficiencies within the US military command structure and revealed the need for a full-time counter-terrorist team. Marcinko launched the United States' third SEAL...
  • George W. Bush, what you should have condemned today was Biden's disastrous Afghanistan surrender

    09/11/2021 8:38:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 62 replies
    Mark Levin on Gettr ^ | September 11, 2021 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin @marklevinshow · 4 hours George W. Bush, what you should have condemned today was Biden's disastrous Afghanistan surrender where Americans and allies remain hostages, and the grave national security situation in which he left our country; or condemned Obama, for his release of 5 of the worst Taliban terrorists on the planet, 4 of whom are now running the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. But he didn't have the guts to do either. And too bad he didn't condemn the violent extremism our nation experienced all last summer.
  • Team Biden’s lies pile up as Taliban hold abandoned Americans hostage

    09/09/2021 10:53:48 AM PDT · by billorites · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2021 | Post Editorial Board
    Why does Team Biden insist on telling lies that even it can’t keep up for more than a day? Does it really think its shameless spinning can contain the public fury or that Americans will just forget those left behind in the dishonorable exit from Afghanistan? It’s been insisting that fewer than 100 Americans are stranded in the land the Taliban now controls. But a reported 143 US citizens and green-card holders alone are stuck at Mazar-i-Sharif’s airport, booked on waiting planes the Taliban won’t let leave. More than a week after President Joe Biden declared his evacuation an “extraordinary...
  • Dozens of Westerners board commercial flight from Kabul

    09/09/2021 5:50:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 9, 2021 | By KATHY GANNON
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Dozens of foreigners, including Americans, boarded a commercial flight at Kabul airport on Thursday in the first large-scale evacuation since U.S and NATO forces left Afghanistan late last month. Their departure marked a significant breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the U.S. and Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers. The Taliban have said they would let foreigners and Afghans with valid travel documents leave, but a days-long standoff over charter planes at another airport had cast some doubt on Taliban assurances. Thursday’s Qatar Airways flight is heading to Doha. Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities will allow some 200 Westerners, including Americans,...
  • Live Flight Tracking from Mazar-i-Sharif - AFG262 Airana Afghan Airline departed for Kabul

    09/09/2021 5:45:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    FlightRadar24 Live ^ | September 9, 2021
    5:12 PM in Afghanistan. Boeing 727 flying to Kabul.
  • Taliban to allow 200 Americans to leave Afghanistan

    09/09/2021 4:48:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    SKY News ^ | September 9, 2021 | by Amar Mehta
    The Taliban say they will allow 200 Americans and other civilians to leave Afghanistan on charter flights, according to a US official. The official, who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, said the Taliban were pressed to allow the departures by US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad. The flight is expected to depart on Thursday from Kabul airport but the official could not say whether the Americans and other nationals onboard include those who have been stranded in Mazar-i-Sharif for days because their private planes have not been allowed to leave Afghanistan.
  • As American Hostages Languish in Afghanistan, Joe Biden Will Jet Off to California to Campaign for Gavin Newsom

    09/07/2021 9:08:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/07/2021 | Matt Margolis
    Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Kamala Harris would be going to California on Wednesday to campaign for Governor Gavin Newsom as he faces a recall election there. Her trip had been postponed after the terror attack on Kabul airport left 13 U.S. service members dead. The scheduling of the trip was a clear sign that the White House considers Afghanistan old news, even though there is an unknown number of American citizens being held hostage there.Well, if that wasn’t bad enough, Joe Biden will also be going to California to campaign for Newsom.Biden will go to California next...
  • Are Americans IN AIRPLANES Being Held Hostage ?

    09/06/2021 4:12:36 AM PDT · by knarf · 35 replies
    The Sun (U.S.) ^ | September 5, 2021 | Luke Kenton
    (Excerpt)SIX airplanes carrying Americans and Afghan refugees are being held "hostage" at an airport in Afghanistan, GOP Rep. Michael McCaul claimed on Sunday.
  • What About the American Hostages?

    09/06/2021 3:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 6, 2021 | Jeff Crouere
    One of the disturbing results of the Biden administration’s disastrous withdrawal of American military forces from Afghanistan is that the Taliban, a terrorist group, is now holding an unknown number of American citizens hostage. At a minimum, there are 100 American hostages in Afghanistan, but the Biden administration admits that the number could be as high as 200. U.S. Representative Mike McCaul (R-TX) claims that there are “hundreds” of Americans still left in Afghanistan. Whatever the real number of hostages, it is outrageous that President Joe Biden ordered the withdrawal of our military before securing the release of every American...
  • Ted Cruz Says Biden Abandoned Americans in Afghanistan, Notes 'Reports of a Hostage Crisis'

    09/05/2021 2:56:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    News Week ^ | ON 9/05/21 AT 5:09 PM | BY JASON LEMON
    President Joe Biden, sharing a report of a "hostage crisis" with Americans reportedly unable to evacuate Afghanistan as the Taliban prevent planes from taking off. "Joe Biden abandoned Americans in Afghanistan. Members of Congress, including me and my office, have been working around the clock to get them out - and for days Biden's State Dept. couldn't even get out of its own way. Now there are deeply disturbing reports of a hostage crisis," Cruz tweeted on Sunday. The GOP senator retweeted CBS News correspondent Eana Ruffini, who reported that the Taliban are holding several flights from taking at Afghanistan's...
  • 24 Sacramento School Children are Still Stranded in Afghanistan after ALL US Forces Leave the Country – Taliban Prevented Them from Reaching Airport (VIDEO)

    09/01/2021 12:31:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    GP ^ | 1 Sep, 2021 | Jim Hoft
    There are several hundred Americans still stranded in Afghanistan after Joe Biden pulled all US troops from the country on Monday. The American students are hiding in Afghanistan. According to family members the Taliban prevented the children from reaching the airport. According to the Sacramento Bee about 9,700 Afghan people live in Sacramento County, more than any other county in the U.S. Via FOX News: The office of Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., confirmed to Fox News that two dozen Sacramento-area students are stranded in Afghanistan and the Biden administration has not provided an update on their status. Bera’s office confirmed...