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  • Heartbreaking homecoming: Fallen 82nd Airborne paratrooper returns to Fort Bragg

    01/19/2020 9:06:06 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 20 replies
    Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter ^ | 01/18/2020 | Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporter
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A salute rained down on the plane carrying Staff Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin as it arrived at Fort Bragg. McLaughlin returned home to his family but in the most heartbreaking way. A squad leader assigned to 82nd Airborne Division, McLaughlin was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations on Jan. 11. Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon, who was a combat engineer on his first deployment, was also killed.
  • Report : The FBI recently unlocked an iPhone 11 Pro with GreyKey, raising more doubts about the Pensacola case.

    01/15/2020 6:13:33 PM PST · by House Atreides · 36 replies
    9to5Mac ^ | January 15, 2020 | Chance Miller
    As Apple stands firm against requests to break iPhone encryption, many people have questioned why the FBI needs Apple’s help in the first place. There are plenty of tools available from third-party companies that are more than capable of unlocking the iPhone 5 and iPhone 7 used by the Pensacola gunman. Further emphasizing that point, a new report from Forbes says that the FBI recently used one of those black/gray market tools to unlock the newest — and theoretically the most secure — iPhone that Apple sells. According to the report, FBI investigators in Ohio used the GrayKey hardware box...
  • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau blames downing of Ukraine jet on US ‘escalation’

    01/14/2020 9:19:41 AM PST · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/30 11:18am | Yaron Steinbuch
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday appeared to cast blame on President Trump and the US for the downing by Iran of a Ukrainian jetliner that was allowed to take off from Tehran following an Iranian airstrike on US troops in Iraq just hours earlier. “I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” Trudeau told Global News television.
  • High-level pro-Iran militia commander is assassinated in Iraq by unknown gunmen

    01/11/2020 3:54:19 PM PST · by kevcol · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2020 | Keith Griffith
    High-level Popular Mobilization Forces leader Taleb Abbas Ali al-Saedi was shot dead late on Saturday in Karbala, a city about 62 miles southwest of Baghdad. Local media reported that al-Saedi was 'assassinated' by unknown gunmen, but no further details about the shooters were immediately available. Al-Saedi was the commander of the Karbala Brigades, a unit within the Iran-backed Shiite PMF umbrella group.
  • Sanders Suggests Killing A Terrorist Plotting To Kill Americans Creates “International Anarchy"

    01/10/2020 4:13:07 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/10/2020 | Staff
    2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders suggested that killing a terrorist plotting to kill Americans creates "international anarchy" during his appearance on the Today Show on 1/10/2020. ...
  • Buttigieg Suggests US Bears Some Blame For Iran Blowing Up Airplane

    01/09/2020 2:10:31 PM PST · by kevcol · 71 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 9, 2020 | Chuck Ross
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested Thursday that the United States bears some of the blame for the Iranian military shooting down a commercial airliner while it was at the same time firing ballistic missiles at an Iraqi military base that houses American troops.
  • All is well! Missiles launched from Iran ... Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. ... I will be making a statement tomorrow morning. [Trunc][Trump tweet]

    01/07/2020 6:53:02 PM PST · by matt1234 · 155 replies ^ | 1-7-2020 | President Trump
    Full text: "All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning."
  • Sen. Rand Paul Thinks Trump Needs Permission From Congress In Iran, Says 'Killing Country's General Is An Act Of War'

    01/07/2020 12:58:12 AM PST · by RandFan · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/7/20 | BY JEFFERY MARTIN
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Monday that he believes Congress must have a chance to vote on President Donald Trump's moves toward a war with Iran and has discussed a War Powers Resolution with co-sponsor, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. "I think killing a country's major general is an act of war," Paul said. "I don't think you can get away with saying it's 'imminent.' They've been complaining for years about Soleimani. I mean, most of the killings that are attributed to him are, I think, are from the Iraq War. You know, ten years ago or...
  • Trump's Baghdad is not Hillary's Benghazi

    01/04/2020 6:47:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American ^ | January 4, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The second the first Apache attack helicopter appeared over the sovereign American territory that is the American Embassy in Baghdad, one knew that things would be different this time. We would see the difference between a President Obama resting for a fundraising trip to Las Vegas the next morning and a President Trump, having avenged the killing of an American contractor, dispatching Iran’s top general and commander of its Quds Force before he could kill any more Americans. Instead of a Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ignoring repeated warnings from her ambassador and not answering his pleas for more security,...
  • Ilhan Omar is Pretty Upset We Just Killed the World's Leading Islamic Terrorist

    01/03/2020 2:12:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | January 3, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is incensed the United States has killed the world's leading Islamic terrorist, Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.  We are outraged the president would assassinate a foreign official, possibly setting off another war without Congressional authorization and has zero plan to deal with the consequences. But of course you know that.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 3, 2020 On her Twitter feed, Omar condemns President Trump for approving the drone strike, but doesn't condemn Soleimani or any of his actions. Soleimani is responsible for the murder and maiming of thousands of Americans.  Omar has a histroy of sympathizing...
  • No, Combat Troops In The Middle East Don’t Counter China’s Rise

    01/02/2020 1:26:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 2, 2020 | Daniel L. Davis
    Chinese activity beyond its borders does not inherently threaten America. The twin narratives of Trump ‘abandoning’ the Middle East and any Chinese presence as a threat to America are false. While his critics claim the president “eyes the exits” from the Middle East, they excoriate him for “abdicating a strong U.S. role” in the region, which some claim is enabling China’s rise. This common characterization of Trump’s foreign policy may be worrisome, but it is also demonstrably wrong.Far from eyeing the exits, Trump continues a concerning trend of deepening U.S. military involvement in the Middle East. As important, Chinese activity...
  • 'You can't do a damn thing!' Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei hits back at Donald Trump

    01/01/2020 10:37:36 AM PST · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 05:04 EST, 1 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:01 EST, 1 January 2020 | AFP
    'You can't do a damn thing!' Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei hits back at Donald Trump after the president threatened to make him pay a 'big price' for US embassy attack Khamenei strongly condemned US airstrikes on Iraq which killed 25 militants from Kataeb Hezbollah on Sunday night and refurted Trump's claim that Iran 'orchestrated' yesterday's embassy assault in BaghdadThousands - many of them members of the Iran-backed militia - rushed the heavily fortified Green ZoneToday photos emerged showing the scorched interior of the embassy's secure entrance after it was set alight One militant had said: 'God willing if this fire...
  • 2019 Caps Yet Another Decade Of Endless, Fruitless Foreign Wars

    12/31/2019 9:48:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2019 | Bonnie Kristian
    Three years gone, thousands of lives lost, tens of billions in debt-funded spending, and we’re right back where we started, with a permanent entanglement in the longest war in U.S. history. President Trump plans to pull about 4,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan early in 2020, officials in his administration reported in mid-December, a partial withdrawal that would put American force levels in our longest war exactly where they were when Trump entered office. Three years gone, thousands of American and Afghan lives lost, tens of billions in debt-funded spending, and we’re right back where we started, with an apparently permanent...
  • New TV Shows Want You to Relax and Stop Worrying About Jihad

    12/29/2019 2:59:18 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    The Gellar Repirt ^ | 12/28/19 | Robert Spencer
    Your moral superiors know you need it, and so you shall have it: the celebrated cannibal Reza Aslan, says LA Weekly, is “an E.P. on a new Chuck Lorre CBS comedy called The United States of Al, which aims to ‘de-exotify’ a Muslim character for a mainstream audience.” Meanwhile, in Australia (for now): Australia’s ABC iView has unveiled what it proudly calls the “World’s First Hijabi Comedy Series,” Halal Gurls. Aslan has wanted to do this for a long time. “I’m waiting for a Muslim ‘All in the Family,’” he said in 2016. “Muslims are never going to feel like a part of the American family until...
  • 20th American Service Member Killed In Deadly Year For U.S. In Afghanistan

    12/25/2019 9:51:24 AM PST · by sockmonkey · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | December 24, 20193:45 PM ET | Dave Welna
    A 33-year-old U.S. Army Green Beret has become the 20th American service member to be killed by hostile fire this year in Afghanistan. His death on Monday makes it the deadliest year for U.S. forces since the official end of combat operations was declared in 2014. Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble died due to injuries resulting from an explosion on Dec. 22 in the Taliban-contested northern Afghan province of Kunduz. Two Pentagon officials tell NPR Goble's unit was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was fatally wounded. It was Goble's third tour of duty in Afghanistan, and he...
  • ‘ISIS-Supporting’ Airline Mechanic Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Plane – Feds

    12/19/2019 4:22:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    News Wars ^ | 12/19/19 | Dan Lyman
    Man called for Allah to use 'divine powers' to harm non-Muslims, investigators say An airline mechanic described by federal prosecutors as a possible ‘ISIS supporter’ has pleaded guilty to sabotaging an American Airlines flight in Miami earlier this year.Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, admits he attempted to destroy an airplane with 150 passengers on board as part of a plea agreement to avoid a potential 20-year prison sentence, according to the Miami Herald.“I do admit the guilt,” Alani reportedly said through an Arabic interpreter in federal court.Investigators discovered a number of troubling links between Alani and Islamic extremism.  “Prosecutors said Abdul-Majeed...
  • Bullying Muslim Community Patrol ‘officers’ get bullied back … by the BLOODS!

    12/18/2019 9:23:37 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Christian Action ^ | 12/16/19 | Martin Mawyer
    “Officers” of New York’s Muslim Community Patrol & Services (MCP&S) became embroiled in a heated exchange with notoriously violent Blood gang members outside the Masjid Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York earlier this month. MCP&S is a nonprofit security organization that drew nationwide attention last year after rolling out police-cruiser-like vehicles in New York City with the stated goal of enforcing Sharia law on Muslims and non-Muslims. The Bloods are a violent African-American street gang known for trafficking drugs and guns. The criminal organization has made national headlines with targeted assassinations, drive-by shootings and deadly gun battles with law enforcement. The...
  • The shooting suspect at NAS Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia

    12/06/2019 10:05:26 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 184 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 12/06/2019 | ABC7
    UPDATE 11:50 a.m. The shooting suspect at NAS Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press is reporting. The AP is reporting that authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.
  • Trump Administration Sued Over Social Media Screening for Visa Applicants

    12/06/2019 5:24:44 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2019 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — A pair of documentary film organizations sued the Trump administration on Thursday over its requirement that foreigners disclose their social media accounts — including pseudonymous ones — when they apply for visas. The lawsuit, which raises novel issues about privacy and surveillance in the social-media era, challenged a rule the State Department put into effect this year. The requirement grew out of President Trump’s campaign promise of “extreme vetting” and his early executive orders that barred travel into the United States from several Muslim-majority nations. In particular, the lawsuit argues, forcing people from authoritarian countries to disclose the...
  • Through Organ Harvesting And Concentration Camps, China Is A Terrorist State

    12/04/2019 11:15:25 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 7 replies
    12/5/2019 | Its All Over Except...
    Fully supported by President Donald Trump and Republicans and Democrats, the United States has finally condemned the treatment of the Uyghurs as leaked documents some time back gave a glimpse into the horrors taking place against them. What kind of monsters engage in organ harvesting upon sedated victims on an industrial scale? If some were terrorists you don't defeat evil by becoming evil. And it appears this may be more about confiscation of land and ultimately doing the same to dissidents in Hong Kong and Christians.