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  • WATCH: Expert terrorism witness invited by House Democrats once called for suicide bombing of Trump Tower

    02/27/2021 1:13:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | 2/27/22 | Andy Ngo
    The Post Millennial's editor-at-large Andy Ngo spoke with Fox News host Laura Ingraham about his testimony to Congress on Antifa's acts of domestic terrorism. One of Ngo's co-panelists invited to the Judiciary hearing by House Democrats once called for an Islamic State suicide bombing of Trump Towers. The same "expert witness" denies that Antifa militants engage in terroristic activities. The House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held the hearing Wednesday to examine the "Rise of Domestic Terrorism in America." During his testimony, Ngo urged lawmakers to treat far-left violent extremism with greater severity. He was rebuffed by House...
  • Families of Pensacola Terror Attack Victims Sue Saudi Arabia

    02/27/2021 6:24:28 AM PST · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 Feb 2021 | Alexa Corse
    Complaint asks the court to find that the Gulf kingdom is liable and seeks damages The families of three service members killed and 13 others injured in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 2019 sued Saudi Arabia, alleging that the Gulf kingdom should have known the gunman, a member of the Saudi air force, was a threat. The complaint, filed in federal court in Pensacola, Fla., on Monday, asks the court to find that Saudi Arabia is liable and seeks damages for the attack. Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force identified as...
  • ISIS Bride Shamima Begum cannot return to UK, Supreme Court rules

    02/26/2021 2:49:27 AM PST · by RandFan · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 25 | BBC
    Shamima Begum, who left the UK for Syria to join the Islamic State group as a teenager, will not be allowed to return and fight her citizenship case, the Supreme Court has ruled. The court said in a unanimous ruling that her rights were not breached when she was refused permission to return. Ms Begum, 21, wants to come back to challenge the home secretary's decision to remove her British nationality. She is in a camp controlled by armed guards in northern Syria. Ms Begum was 15 when she and two other east London schoolgirls left the UK and travelled...
  • A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

    02/24/2021 7:52:54 PM PST · by RandFan · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb 24 | By Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON — The new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said on Wednesday that the Biden administration should not withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan to meet a May 1 deadline negotiated by the Trump administration and the Taliban. Instead, said Senator Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat who took control of the panel this month, the United States should seek an extension of the deadline to give diplomats more time to negotiate an agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government. “To pull out within several months now is a very challenging and destabilizing effort,” Mr. Reed told...
  • After 20 Years, The Establishment Is Still In Denial About Afghanistan

    02/12/2021 1:49:10 AM PST · by RandFan · 14 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Feb 10 | Andrew J. Bacevich
    With the 20th anniversary of the Afghanistan war now just around the corner, Americans might reasonably wonder whether the nation’s longest war is ever going to end. After carefully considering the question, two retired four-star generals, two former U.S. senators, three ambassadors, a former national security adviser, and several other august personages have weighed in with an opinion: not if they can help it. Policy wonks who have been waiting with bated breath can now exhale: the congressionally mandated Afghanistan Study Group (ASG) has published its findings. The panel of grandees comprising the ASG has produced a most handsome document....
  • World of Tanks

    01/21/2021 1:19:47 PM PST · by usurper · 61 replies
    Are there in Freepers out there who play WOT?
  • US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial

    01/19/2021 1:08:29 PM PST · by Jaded · 42 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | 1/19/21 | A/P
    NEW YORK – A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City’s 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Cruz slams rioters who breached Capitol and went through his desk

    01/19/2021 10:54:11 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 55 replies
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz slammed the rioters Tuesday who rifled through his papers in his desk on the Senate floor when the Capitol was breached on Jan.6. “I think it was a terrorist attack on the Capitol, and it was despicable, and anyone who committed acts of violence should be fully prosecuted and should go jail for a long time,” Cruz told the Washington Examiner when asked about the young men who went through his desk. Video shot by a New Yorker reporter showed a chaotic scene on the floor of the chamber, and two men dashed over to...
  • VIDEO: Interview with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)

    12/25/2020 11:38:19 PM PST · by RandFan
    YouTube ^ | Dec 24 | The New American
    On December 15, 2020, Representatives Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) introduced H.R. 8970, the Protect Our Civil Liberties Act, to repeal the USA Patriot Act and to remove the dangerous provisions from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Joining The New American to discuss the bipartisan legislation aimed at restoring constitutional protections of Americans’ civil liberties is Rep. Massie. Congressman Massie also addresses the unconstitutional provisions within the bloated and recently passed $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill.
  • MONSTER FREED: Bin Laden’s right-hand man back in Britain after being released from US prison because he’s too FAT

    12/12/2020 10:38:40 PM PST · by RandFan · 34 replies
    The Sun ^ | Dec 11 | Tom Wells James Beal Amir Razavi
    OSAMA Bin Laden’s right-hand man is back walking the streets of Britain after being released from a US jail — because he is too fat. Adel Abdel-Bary, 60, who plotted blasts that killed more than 200, won early “mercy” release by moaning that his life was at risk from Covid due to his weight. The convicted terrorist, known as Bin Laden’s spokesman in Europe, was freed in New Jersey on Tuesday and flew into the UK yesterday. The dad of six, whose son is also an IS jihadi, has been reunited with wife Ragaa, 59, who lives in a £1million...
  • Trump orders Pentagon to pull nearly all troops from Somalia

    12/05/2020 1:57:16 AM PST · by RandFan · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/20 05:06 PM EST | BY ELLEN MITCHELL
    President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to withdraw nearly all of the 700 U.S. troops stationed in Somalia by early next year, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced Friday. Trump “has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa Command to reposition the majority of personnel and assets out of Somalia by early 2021,” the Pentagon said in a statement. Approximately 700 troops are deployed in Somalia where for more than a decade the United States has helped quell local al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab, and more recently the local ISIS organization. U.S. forces train and assist local security...
  • U.S. Will Move Nearly All Troops Out of Somalia, Officials Say

    12/04/2020 1:55:56 PM PST · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04 Dec 2020 | Nancy A. Youssef and Michael M. Phillips
    Relocation of 700 troops from Somalia reverses administration course; move follows troop cuts in Iraq, Afghanistan President Trump ordered the Pentagon to pull nearly all U.S. troops out of Somalia, where for 13 years they have been fighting a low-intensity battle against the local al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab, U.S. officials said. The roughly 700 troops stationed in Somalia would move to bases in Kenya and Djibouti and enter Somalia to conduct shorter counterterrorism missions against al-Shabaab, as well as a smaller force of Islamic State militants. The American troops are expected to leave the country by early next year, the...
  • David Petraeus: Perfect Avatar for America’s Corrupt Ruling Class (David BetrayUs)

    12/04/2020 12:21:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    American Greatness ^ | December 3, 2020 | Michael Anton
    His assertion that “right-wing” terrorists pose the greatest terrorist threat to our country is a sop to his new paymasters and a selling out of the people who made his career. General David Petraeus, for many years (decades?) lauded as the greatest and most successful soldier of his generation, just insulted, in terms paradoxically both implicit and vicious, the men who made both his military renown and his post-military success and wealth possible. “The most significant terrorist threat in the United States is not actually from Islamist extremists, it’s from right-wing terrorists in our own country,” he recently said to...
  • Photo reveals Australian soldier drinking beer out of dead Taliban fighter's prosthetic leg

    12/01/2020 12:32:02 AM PST · by RandFan · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 1 | Rory Callinan
    Senior Australian special forces soldiers drank beer out of the prosthetic leg of a dead Taliban soldier at an unauthorised bar in Afghanistan – with a photograph of the act being revealed for the first time by Guardian Australia. A number of photographs obtained by the Guardian show one senior soldier – who is still serving – sculling from the leg in an unofficial bar known as the Fat Lady’s Arms, which was set up inside Australia’s special forces base in Tarin Kowt, the capital of Uruzgan province, in 2009. Another appears to show two soldiers performing a dance with...
  • Lebanon’s Hezbollah Chief Gloats Over Trump’s ‘Humiliating Downfall’ in US Election

    11/29/2020 10:25:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 11/11/20
    The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said on Wednesday he was pleased about “the humiliating downfall” of US President Donald Trump, but urged regional allies to be on alert for any American or Israeli “folly” during the rest of his term in office. Hassan Nasrallah, in a televised speech, described Trump’s administration as “among the worst, if not the worst” in the United States, but said the new president would not alter Washington’s pro-Israel policy in the Middle East. Describing the US election as a travesty of democracy, he accused Trump of having no restraints and said his administration’s “arrogance...
  • BREAKING: Afghan officials say 34 have been killed in separate suicide bombings in country's east and south.

    11/29/2020 12:55:47 AM PST · by RandFan · 3 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 29 | By TAMEEM AKHGAR
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials said Sunday at least 34 people were killed in two separate suicide bombings that targeted a military base and a provincial chief. In eastern Ghazni province, 31 soldiers were killed and 24 others wounded when the attacker drove a military humvee full of explosives onto an army commando base before detonating the car bomb, according to an official in Afghanistan’s national security council, who spoke anonymously because he was not permitted to speak directly to the media. The attack was also confirmed by Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian, though he did not provide details...
  • US can kill its own citizens without review when state secrets are involved, DOJ lawyer argues

    11/27/2020 8:24:29 AM PST · by Theoria · 90 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 18 Nov 2020 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    A U.S. Department of Justice lawyer argued Monday that the United States can kill its own citizens without judicial review when litigation would reveal state secrets. The argument drew alarm among judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Courthouse News Service reports. Judge Patricia Millett characterized the DOJ’s argument as giving the government the ability to “unilaterally decide to kill U.S. citizens,” according to coverage of the argument by Courthouse News Service. “Do you appreciate how extraordinary that proposition is?” The government’s brief in the case supplies details of the lawsuit. The plaintiff, Bilal...
  • Prisoner in touch with UK terrorist bomber to be released

    11/26/2020 12:44:46 AM PST · by RandFan · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | Nov 25 | By Daniel De Simone
    A convicted terrorist organiser, who has refused to tell an inquiry about his contact with the Manchester Arena bomber, is to be released from jail. Abdalraouf Abdallah, 27, was jailed in 2016 after being found guilty of helping people travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The Manchester Arena Inquiry heard he was in touch with bomber Salman Abedi in the months leading up to the attack. The BBC understands he will be released on licence later this week. A source said his licence conditions would be among the strictest imposed on a released prisoner. The Manchester Arena...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz: The biggest loser in Afghanistan is the nation that stays longest

    11/20/2020 11:57:25 AM PST · by RandFan · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 20 | Rep. Matt Gaetz
    @RepMattGaetzThe biggest loser in Afghanistan is the nation that stays the longest. This has been the longest war in America's history. Our nation is weary of it. Watch...
  • France's Showdown with the Islamic World

    10/30/2020 9:15:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    BESA Center ^ | Oct 2020 | Dr. Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen
    The beheading of schoolteacher Samuel Paty, which occurred two weeks after a momentous speech by President Emmanuel Macron in which he unveiled a plan to defend French secular values against “Islamist radicalism,” marked the start of what might turn out to be an all-out war between France and the Islamic world, with Turkey’s Erdoğan leading the Muslim charge. By taking a stand against Muslim extremist violence and suppression of freedom of speech, Macron might find himself facing a new wave of Islamic terror.