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  • Obama nominates CIA watchdog to fill long vacancy

    06/16/2016 7:47:43 PM PDT · by Fedora · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2016 | Julian Hattern
    President Obama on Thursday nominated a former CIA officer and longtime lawyer who examined missteps in U.S. intelligence to be the spy agency’s next inspector general, hoping to fill a position at the watchdog office that’s been vacant for more than a year. If confirmed by the Senate, Shirley Woodward would fill the role left empty since David Buckley stepped down from in January 2015, on the heels of a landmark determination that CIA officials had gained unauthorized access to Senate computer files. Lawmakers called the episode a potential violation of constitutional separation of powers, and the spat led to...
  • Nightclub shooter tied to radical imam who was an ex-gang leader

    06/13/2016 7:09:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tod Venezia
    Nightclub murderer Omar Mateen was a follower of an imam who preached hatred of gays and who was recently released from prison — despite prosecutors warning that he had terror ties, according to a report. Mateen took lessons in the Islamic religion from Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former gang leader from New York who now lives in Florida and who has been accused of helping terrorists, FoxNews.com reported. “It is no coincidence that this happened in Orlando,” a law-enforcement source told Fox. “Mateen was enrolled in [Robertson’s online] Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary.”
  • Major Clinton Email Update (Weekly Update)

    06/04/2016 10:26:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 3, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    We Depose Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Clinton Email Witness to Take the Fifth in Judicial Watch Testimony DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border We Depose Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Judicial Watch has released the deposition transcript of Cheryl D. Mills, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff throughout her four years as secretary of state. Though instructed by her attorney not to answer many questions, the transcript is available here. Mills was deposed last week as part of the discovery granted to Judicial Watch by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet...
  • Sources: US letting Benghazi suspects off hook, recent arrest ‘small potatoes’

    06/27/2014 6:27:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | June 27, 2014 | Adam Housely
    Despite President Obama's promise to stay focused on hunting down those responsible for the 2012 Benghazi attack -- and despite a recent arrest touted as a major takedown -- sources say little has been done to nab the other suspects. According to multiple sources on the ground, including some with direct knowledge of the operations to identify and hunt the Benghazi suspects, intelligence that could have been acted upon at times has been ignored or put on hold. Further, they say, the recent capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala -- now on a ship bound for the U.S., expected to arrive...
  • Chaffetz: ICE Released 86,000 Criminal Aliens from 2013-2015; 196 Convicted of Homicide in 2015

    04/28/2016 9:37:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 28, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Thursday at a hearing on illegal immigration crime that from 2013 to 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released more than 86,000 criminal illegal immigrants back into the United States – 196 of which were convicted of homicide in 2015. “What’s going on at Homeland Security, what’s going on with Immigration [and] Customs Enforcement is one of the most infuriating things I think I’ve seen in this government yet. In a three-year period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released more than 86,000 criminal aliens into the American...
  • Supreme Court split threatens Obama's immigration actions

    04/03/2016 10:13:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Obama is facing the very real possibility of a deadlock at the Supreme Court that guarantees his immigration actions won’t take effect before he leaves office. If the justices split 4-4 on the case, as observers say is possible, the president’s attempt to shield nearly 5 million people from deportation would be sent back to the lower courts for another lengthy legal battle that would surely spill into the next administration. Oral arguments in the case are set for April 18, which means a decision could come in late June. The high court has already deadlocked twice since the...
  • Top border chief to agents who object to Obama amnesty: ‘Look for another job’

    03/01/2016 9:47:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Customs and Border Protection Commission R. Gil Kerlikowske told Border Patrol agents who object to President Obama’s amnesty policies that it’s time to “look for another job,” saying Tuesday that agents have to follow the orders of their superiors. Mr. Kerlikowske was objecting to testimony last month from the Border Patrol labor union chief, who said under Mr. Obama agents have been told to restore the discredited “catch-and-release” policy from a decade ago. The commissioner disputed that, saying every illegal immigrant over the age of 14 who is encountered by agents is supposed to be fingerprinted, interviewed and put through...
  • Iran row looms over release of Fowzi Badavi Nejad

    10/09/2008 7:25:09 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 244+ views
    TimesOnline - UK ^ | Oct.10, 2008
    Iran row looms over release of Fowzi Badavi Nejad Oct.10, 2008 The only surviving terrorist from the 1980 siege of the Iranian Embassy in London is to be freed within days amid fears that his release will trigger a diplomatic row with Iran. Fowzi Badavi Nejad will be released and allowed to stay in Britain, but Iran wants him returned to Tehran to face trial for the murder of two hostages killed during the siege. The Foreign Office has failed to win assurances that Nejad would not suffer torture or death if he were returned on his release after serving...
  • Gitmo's 'Professor' linked to terrorism

    08/12/2007 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Enchante · 4 replies · 809+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 08/12/07 | BEN FOX
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - After more than five years, the Pentagon revealed why it is holding a Saudi nicknamed "the Professor" at Guantanamo Bay, saying he once lived with a Sept. 11 conspirator and received a stipend from Osama bin Laden. Shaker Aamer's lawyer denies the allegations, made after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week requested the release of the Saudi, who has been an unofficial leader among the detainees, and four other former residents of Britain. The Bush administration, which has been urging other nations to accept Guantanamo prisoners amid international pressure to close the military jail,...
  • Senior al Qaeda leaders reportedly released from custody in Iran

    09/19/2015 6:17:47 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 18, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    In recent days, pro-al Qaeda jihadists claimed to confirm a recent news report saying that several senior al Qaeda leaders have been released from Iranian custody. Sky News reported earlier this week that five veteran jihadists were released in exchange for an Iranian diplomat who had been kidnapped in Yemen. Several jihadists on Twitter who are connected to al Qaeda have said the report is accurate. One of them is known as “Al Siyasi al Mutaqa’id,” who has relayed accurate information on al Qaeda in the past. The five jihadists who were reportedly freed are: Saif al Adel, Abu Mohammed...
  • Prison term cut for bin Laden cook

    02/10/2011 8:14:07 AM PST · by Cardhu · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 10th 2011 | Agencies
    The former cook of al-Qaeda's Osama bin Laden has had his Guantanamo prison sentence reduced to two years from 14, under a plea agreement that remains secret. The US military said Ibrahim al-Qosi's sentence had been reduced on Wednesday, contingent on his adherence to agreed upon terms. Those terms included an agreement not to engage in or materially support hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. Al-Qosi, who is about 50, acknowledged in his plea agreement that he knew al-Qaeda was a terrorist group when he ran one of the kitchens in bin Laden's Star of Jihad compound...
  • Freed Gitmo detainee, ex-bin Laden aide cements place as top jihadist in videos

    02/17/2016 4:34:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2016
    When Ibrahim al Qosi was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2012, a lawyer for the former Usama bin Laden aide said he looked forward to living a life of peace in his native Sudan. Three years later, Qosi has emerged as a prominent voice of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, appearing in a number of AQAP propaganda videos -- including a 50-minute lecture calling for the takeover of Saudi Arabia. ...
  • Catch and Release Reinstated: Border Patrol Asked to Stand Down, Not Enforce Deportations

    02/05/2016 10:19:57 AM PST · by xzins · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2.4.2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Why even have a Border Patrol at all? Or a border, for that matter. President Obama promised transformational change and he has delivered on that promise. In fact, with less than a year left to his presidency, Obama will likely be pulling out all the stops he can. Now, in an abrupt reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being instructed to release illegal immigrants captured at the border and not force other illegal immigrants to appear at deportations hearings. The Washington Examiner reports that the stand-down order also includes a requirement that "the whereabouts of illegals...
  • Iran Says It Has Released Four Americans in a Prisoner Swap

    01/16/2016 7:54:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 108 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1-16-16 | THOMAS ERDBRINK and RICK GLADSTONE
    TEHRAN - Iran announced Saturday that it had released four Iranian-Americans as part of a prisoner exchange with the United States. The announcement from the judiciary on state television did not identify the four, but Iranian news media said they included Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent; Amir Hekmati, a Marine veteran; and Saeed Abedini, a pastor. There were discrepancies in the Iranian reports about the identity of the fourth prisoner. It was not immediately clear whom the Americans released, but Iranian reports said seven Iranians were freed. The exchange was apparently orchestrated to coincide with the expected announcement...
  • 2 Americans believed detained in Iran are not among those coming home (Robert Levinson, Namazi)

    01/17/2016 4:48:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 16 at 4:56 PM | Adam Goldman
    As the families of Americans celebrate the release of their loved ones held in Iran, the authorities in Tehran said they would not be freeing a businessman arrested in October and were silent on the fate of a former FBI agent who disappeared in the country. It was unclear why Siamak Namazi, 44, an Iranian American based in Dubai, was arrested in October while visiting a friend in Tehran where he had done consultant work over the previous decade. U.S. officials said Saturday that they would continue to talk with Iran to secure the release of Namazi as well as...
  • TRUMP MOVES TO THE CENTER: I Support Amnesty

    01/14/2016 8:46:53 AM PST · by Theo · 94 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | Jan. 13, 2016 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Trump's supporters loved his promise this week to create a "deportation force" to remove all 11 million illegal immigrants living in America, and his repeated declaration that everyone here illegally will "have to go." But his supporters tend to overlook is his other promise -- repeated in a recent debate -- that under his immigration plan "they will come back." That's right. Under Trump's immigration plan almost all of 11 million illegal aliens (save for a small minority with criminal records) will get to return and get permanent legal status to stay here in America. Trump supports amnesty. On the...
  • Al Qaeda Operative Indicted

    03/21/2013 2:56:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | March 20, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Harun, described as “a prototype al Qaeda operative,” was “arrested by Italian authorities on board a refugee ship and was indicted by the United States in February 2012. Italy extradited him to the United States on Oct. 4, 2012,” the Hill reported. Harun could face life in prison if convicted."
  • [Two] Guantanamo detainees transferred to Ghana

    01/06/2016 8:46:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 01/07/2016
    Two Yemeni detainees held at the controversial US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Ghana. The Pentagon said Khalid al-Dhuby had been approved for release since 2006 and Mahmoud Omar Bin Atef since 2009. Both have been held for more than a decade and have never been charged. Ghana has given permission for the men to stay for two years subject to security clearances, Foreign Minister Hanna Tetteh said. The West African nation has not previously taken any Guantanamo prisoners. .... According to military records, Mahmoud Omar Bin Atef is a Yemeni citizen born in Saudi...
  • Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source

    06/02/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2014 12:31pm EDT | HAMID SHALIZI AND JESSICA DONATI
    Kabul (Reuters) - The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, and accuses Washington of failing to back a peace plan for the war-torn country, a senior source said on Monday. The five prisoners were flown to Qatar on Sunday as part of a secret agreement to release Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who left Afghanistan for Germany on the same day. :snip: "The president is now even more distrustful of U.S. intentions in the country," said the source close to President Hamid...
  • Hagel: I greenlit strikes on Syria after “red line” crossed, but Obama overrode me

    12/18/2015 11:37:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Many questioned Barack Obama’s judgment when he backed away from his own “red line” in Syria, but Chuck Hagel tells Foreign Policy in an exclusive interview that it was actually worse than that. Obama lost his nerve, Hagel alleges, calling off promised strikes on Syria after Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons. Hagel also says that Obama’s team then stabbed him in the back as he was heading for the exits, and tried to “destroy me”: Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an...
  • Obama White House to Release Another 17 Gitmo Jihadists So They Can Kill More Americans

    12/17/2015 4:06:24 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/17/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Last weekend Obama told Yahoo "only a handful" of Gitmo detainees has returned to a life of terrorism. The actual number is 196, So he was only off by 191. Ibrahim-Qosi Former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani, is now an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. Earlier this week Stephen Hayes from The Weekly Standard broked down Obama's shocking Gitmo lie. Of the 653 jihadist detainees who have been released, 196 have gone back to terror or are suspected of being active in the jihad since their release. Now this: The Obama White House...
  • Afghan Taliban leader Mansour 'wounded in gunfight

    12/02/2015 8:03:32 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/2/2015
    Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been wounded in a gunfight at a meeting of militants in the Pakistani city of Quetta, reports say.
  • Released Guantanamo Detainee Now al-Qaeda Leader in Yemen; Will Media Cover

    12/10/2015 12:04:53 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Decem ber 9, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    According to a Wednesday night post on the website Long War Journal by Thomas Joscelyn, a former detainee held at Guantanamo Bay named Ibrahim Qosi has rejoined the world of Islamic terrorism and ascended to a leadership post in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) following his release in July 2012. With this shocking story coming as the Obama administration still hopes to close the prison, the question going forward from a media standpoint is this: Will the media show any interest in this threat to national security and failure on the part of the adminstration? According to Joscelyn, Qoosi...
  • Anti-cop violence spreads as illegal immigrant gang member slugs deputy sitting in car

    11/06/2015 12:21:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    An illegal immigrant MS-13 gang member the Obama administration had released on bond committed an unprovoked attack on a sheriff's deputy, slugging the deputy as he worked on a traffic report while sitting in his car, the Frederick County, Md., sheriff's department said Friday. Jose Misael Reyes-Reyes, 18, had been arrested in May on weapons charges and in June on charges of malicious destruction of property, but federal immigration authorities had left him free on bond while he awaited a deportation hearing, the sheriff's office said. Given his age, Mr. Reyes-Reyes was potentially part of the recent surge of illegal...
  • DNI: 'Confirmed' That 116 Former Gitmo Detainees Returned to Terror or Insurgencies; If More Are Re

    03/07/2015 7:53:11 AM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/7/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Full title............DNI: 'Confirmed' That 116 Former Gitmo Detainees Returned to Terror or Insurgencies; If More Are Released More Will (CNSNews.com) - The Director of National Intelligence released a report this week indicating that the United States has "confirmed" that 116 detainees "transferred" out of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, subsequently reengaged in terrorist or insurgent activities. The report also warned: "Based on trends identified during the past eleven years, we assess that some detainees currently at GTMO will seek to reengage in terrorist or insurgent activities after they are transferred." The DNI first publicly warned more than four years...
  • Hearing today for MP's charged with abusing Iraqi Prisoners

    08/27/2003 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 1 replies · 213+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre) ^ | 8/27/2003 | Lauren Roth
    Ashley-based soldiers face hearing today Supporters of troops accused of beating Iraqis gripe about camp where probe started. By LAUREN ROTH lroth@leader.net As four Ashley-based military police officers head to a hearing today on charges they assaulted Iraqi prisoners, the soldiers' supporters describe disorder, incompetence and mistakes by commanders at Camp Bucca. "Those that initiated this ridiculous investigation and those that perpetuated the volatile circumstances will feel the burden of responsibility that this series of injustices command," wrote David Girman, brother of one of the reservists, in an eight-page letter to congressmen and media. From phone calls and e-mails between...
  • AZ sheriff: Feds ‘refusing’ to prosecute illegals

    10/10/2015 12:13:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Yuma County, Arizona Sheriff Leon Wilmot is tired of his county’s taxpayers paying to recapture illegal immigrants because of the federal government’s refusal to enforce the law. “If you are not going to do your job and we have to do it for you, you should be paying us,” Wilmot tells KYMA. Wilmot says his department has arrested illegal immigrants for drug smuggling and identity theft, but the U.S. District Attorney “fails to prosecute them.” The sheriff says the feds’ inaction is costing Yuma County taxpayers about a million dollars a year.
  • U.S. prison frees terrorist who plotted to kill Golda Meir

    02/20/2009 10:14:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 1,894+ views
    AP via HAARETZ.com ^ | Last update - 07:26 20/02/2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colorado, said Carl Rusnok, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman. Rusnok said a federal immigration judge had signed a deportation order for Al-Jawary."
  • Terrorist in 1973 NYC bomb plot to be deported ( Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem )

    02/20/2009 6:02:25 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 19, 2009 | ADAM GOLDMAN and RANDY HERSCHAFT
    A Black September terrorist who served only about half his 30-year sentence for planting three car bombs in New York City in 1973 was released Thursday into the custody of immigration officials to be deported. Khalid Al-Jawary, 63, was released from the Supermax maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo... Al-Jawary has denied involvement in the 1973 New York City bomb plot; he claims his real name is Khaled Mohammed El-Jassem. The FBI to this day remains unsure of his true identity; his nom de guerre was Abu Walid al-Iraqi. Al-Jawary was a member of Black September, a terrorist group responsible for...
  • Breaking: Obama Releases 20th 9-11 Hijacker From Gitmo

    09/25/2015 3:06:34 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/25/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama released Osama Bin Laden’s bodyguard this week from Gitmo. Abdul Rahman Shalabi was trained as the 20th hijacker in the 9-11 attacks. 20th hijacker shalabi Obama released Shalabi to Saudi Arabia this week. Shalabi was released from Gitmo on September 21, 2015. Investor’s Business Daily reported, via Pamela Geller: “ How much does President Obama still want the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison shuttered? He just released the man trained to be the 20th hijacker for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. In May, 2008, Rear Adm. David M. Thomas, then-commander of the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, sent...
  • US releases ‘dangerous’ Iranian proxy behind the murder of US troops

    12/31/2009 7:43:06 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 34 replies · 2,966+ views
    Live War Journal ^ | December 31, 2009 | By Bill Roggio
    The US has released the leader of an Iranian-backed Shia terror group behind the kidnapping and murder of five US soldiers in Karbala in January 2007.Qais Qazali, the leader of the Asaib al Haq or the League of the Righteous, was set free by the US military and transferred to Iraqi custody in exchange for the release of British hostage Peter Moore, US military officers and intelligence officials told The Long War Journal. The US military directly implicated Qais in the kidnapping and murder of five US soldiers in Karbala in January 2007. “We let a very dangerous man go,...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 12:12:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 27, 2015 | By Thomas Jocelyn
    This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. And prosecutors say the documents are essential for understanding the scope of al Qaeda’s plotting. More than 1 million documents and files were captured by the Navy Seals who raided bin Laden’s safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011. One year later, in May 2012, the Obama administration released just 17...
  • Tehran urges US to release 19 imprisoned Iranians

    08/27/2015 2:34:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 8/27/15
    Iran has called on the United States on Wednesday to release 19 Iranians serving in US jails on sanction-related offenses, a day after Tehran rejected reports of a prisoner swap involving detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian. “We call on American government and their judicial officials to put an end to the detention of these individuals,” said Marzieh Afkham, a foreign ministry spokeswomen Marzieh Afkham. “None of the human rights institutions, including the United Nation, have followed up on the situation of Iranian prisoners.” The statement came as Hassan Qashqavi, a deputy foreign minister, announced Tuesday that Iran has no...
  • Trump Says Bowe Bergdahl Is A "Traitor," MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Cuts In And Corrects Him

    Trump Says Bowe Bergdahl Is A "Traitor," MSNBC Host Chris Hayes Cuts In And Corrects Him GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump reminds us about deserter Bowe Bergdahl, who the president traded for several prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC: Just so we're clear here, Sergeant Bergdahl is not being prosecuted for treason, he is prosecuted for desertion. The Army prosecutor is planning on presenting no evidence that six people died in looking for Sergeant Bergdahl.
  • Mulla Krekar: Only ISIS can fulfill Muslim ‘ambitions and dreams’

    03/14/2015 4:05:31 AM PDT · by piasa · 12 replies
    By RUDAW ^ | 5/2/2015
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Only the Islamic State (ISIS) can “fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” said firebrand Kurdish cleric Mulla Krekar, who was recently freed from a Norwegian jail. “The Islamic State is not something strange; it is the only element that can fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” he said in an Al Jazeera interview. The 58-year-old preacher added that all Muslims calling for resistance to the extremist Sunni ISIS “Caliphate” are “cowards,” and accused them of following orders from the United States and Shiite Iran. He called upon ISIS to appoint someone “with the courage to fight the infidels...
  • California police chief says 'blood trail' runs from Washington to bedroom of murdered woman

    08/07/2015 8:33:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    Video at link, worth watching. A California lawman whose department is investigating the brutal rape and bludgeoning death of a 64-year-old Air Force veteran pointed the finger Friday at state and federal policies he said allowed the illegal immigrant suspect to roam the streets despite a lengthy arrest record. “I think this is a national issue - it starts with administration and their policies,” Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin said days after Marilyn Pharis died from injuries suffered in the July 24 attack. “You can draw a direct line to this governor and Legislature. “I am not remiss to...
  • Judge rules illegal immigrant parents with children should be released

    07/25/2015 10:36:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrant parents and children should usually be released rather than held in custody, a federal judge ruled late Friday in a decision that could put thousands more illegal immigrants out on the streets, where they’re less likely to return for their deportation hearings. The sweeping decision, by U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee, gives the Obama administration 90 days to object, but otherwise she said she’ll order that the government quickly move to release all illegal immigrant children and try to release their parents as well. Judge McGee also ruled that the facilities Homeland Security set up to house...
  • Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on jihad terrorism charges

    07/24/2015 4:32:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 7/24/15 | Robert Spencer
    Gitmo recidivism shouldn’t surprise anyone. Absolutely nothing was done at Guantanamo to disabuse the inmates of their jihadist beliefs. On the contrary, the Qur’an was treated with the utmost respect by the Infidel guards, who didn’t even defile it with their Infidel hands, but handled it only with gloves. That and more only reinforced the Islamic supremacist core beliefs of the prisoners, when they should have been confronted and challenged. “Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges,” by Robin Emmott, Reuters, July 24, 2015: Belgium has arrested two former detainees of Guantanamo prison on charges of terrorism, saying the...
  • White House blames GOP for Kathryn Steinle’s slaying, rise in gun violence

    07/06/2015 12:13:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago. Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president. “The president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law...
  • Open-Borders Sociology Prof. Behind New DHS Rule Freeing Illegal Alien Families

    06/26/2015 11:57:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 26, 2015
    A renowned open-borders sociology professor with published research on “victims of deportation policies” is behind the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new regulation ordering the release of illegal immigrant families in U.S. custody. This week DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the outrageous new policy that will let illegal immigrant families go free in the U.S. All they have to do is claim a “credible or reasonable fear of persecution in their home countries,” Johnson said. The country’s top homeland security official explained that he decided to create this new measure after conducting numerous visits to family residential centers, including one...
  • Most illegal immigrants from border surge skipped court date after release, records show

    06/23/2015 12:11:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2015 | William La Jeunesse
    Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant women and children streamed across the U.S. border last year seeking asylum and protected status, claiming a "credible fear" of going home to the violence in Central America. President Obama addressed the crisis through increased border enforcement, more detention beds, more immigration judges and pressure on political leaders in their home countries. But a year later, new data obtained exclusively by Fox News shows the policy isn't stopping the influx. Not only are illegal immigrant women and children continuing to cross the border in large numbers, but the majority charged with crimes aren't even...
  • Obama Gives Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Cards To Osama's Bodyguards

    06/15/2015 5:21:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    War On Terror: Rushing to empty Gitmo, President Obama has freed three bin Laden bodyguards, ignoring warnings they'd rejoin al-Qaida. Given high recidivism rates of already released inmates, what could go wrong? Chances are that the terrorists will return to the battlefield or carry out other acts of terror against the U.S. Obama's own intelligence czar has documented that nearly 30% of prisoners transferred from the Cuban prison have been confirmed or suspected of having re-engaged in terrorist activities.
  • 121 murders attributed to illegals released by Obama administration

    06/15/2015 10:02:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 100 immigrants the Obama administration released back into the community went on to be charged with subsequent murders, according to government data released Monday that raises new questions about whether immigration authorities are doing enough to detail illegal immigrants awaiting deportation. In one case, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) admitted its agents didn’t find out about an illegal immigrant’s death threats and court injunctions against him until — which should have put him back in detention — until after the man was accused of a new murder. That case, involving Apolinar Altamirano, is the latest instance of...
  • 3,700 illegal immigrant ‘Threat Level 1’ criminals released into U.S. by DHS

    06/03/2015 6:29:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last year were discretionary, meaning the department could have kept them in detention but chose instead to let them onto the streets as their deportation cases moved through the system, according to new numbers from Congress. Some of those released were the worst of the worst — more than 3,700 “Threat Level 1” criminals, who are deemed the top priority for deportation, were still released out into the community even as they waited for their immigration cases to be heard. Homeland Security officials have implied their hands are...
  • Obama May Free Top Aide To 9/11 Mastermind From Gitmo

    04/24/2015 5:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Investor´s BusinessDaily ^ | 4/24/15 | Editorial
    Betrayal: Another Obama amnesty program is well underway — at Guantanamo, where three dangerous al-Qaida operatives have quietly been OK´d for release in three months. And now a close aide to the 9/11 mastermind is also on tap for release. After already freeing an al-Qaida bomb maker last month — over the objections of U.S. intelligence, which warned, "He would be capable of re-engaging as an explosives expert or trainer" — the parole board that Obama set up to clear out Gitmo is now poised to rubber-stamp for release a close associate of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Gitmo´s so-called Periodic Review
  • U.S. Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy Ring

    12/18/2014 9:38:59 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | December 17, 2014 | By Frances Robles
    MIAMI — They were known as the Cuban Five, members of a spy ring that descended on South Florida in the 1990s and infiltrated exile groups and military installations. They, along with other members of the ring, tried to make themselves indispensable to the exile groups whose secrets they stole. One of the operatives worked at the Naval Air Station in Key West, while another worked undercover in Tampa. “They were very good,” said Ramón Saúl Sánchez, the founder of the Movimiento Democracia, one of the exile organizations that was infiltrated. “When you trust somebody who you honestly believe is...
  • Former U.S. Marine Hekmati retried, convicted in Iran: report

    04/12/2014 12:16:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11th, 2014 10:01pm EDT | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - Iranian-American Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine whose previous death sentence in Iran on espionage charges was overturned, has been secretly retried, convicted of collaborating with the U.S. government and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the New York Times reported on Friday, quoting his lawyer. The newspaper quoted lawyer Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei as saying Hekmati, held since 2011, was not told by Iranian officials about the retrial, conviction or prison sentence. The Times quoted Tabatabaei as saying Hekmati was retried by a revolutionary court in December and convicted of "practical collaboration with the American government." :snip: The...
  • DHS released another 30,000 criminal aliens onto streets

    03/18/2015 1:07:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal immigration officers released another 30,000 immigrants with criminal records last year, following the 36,000 it released in 2013, the government announced Wednesday — though it promised to take steps to cut down on the problem. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles detention and removal of illegal immigrants, said it will no longer allow overcrowding to be the main reason a dangerous illegal immigrant is released, and will require a top supervisor to approve the cases of any serious criminals that officers want to release. Overall, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens in fiscal 2014, which is down...
  • Obama releases Iranian Quds commanders

    07/12/2009 2:52:39 PM PDT · by fiodora · 18 replies · 1,020+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2009 | Rick Moran
    This didn't get much play in the media because this is one "outreach" item to Iran Obama would just as soon not be widely circulated; his release of 5 Revolutionary Guard commanders belonging to the elite Quds Force who planned dozens of attacks on Americans in Iraq and who George Bush refused to release. Andrew McCarthy in NRO has the sickening details: There are a few things you need to know about President Obama's shameful release on Thursday of the "Irbil Five" - Quds Force commanders from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who were coordinating terrorist attacks in Iraq...
  • Younis al-Mauritani transferred to Mauritania

    06/03/2013 1:55:02 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    WORLD BULLETIN.net ^ | Updating: 09:59, 02 June 2013 Sunday | n/a
    Note: Photo included with article. SNIPPET: "U.S. authorities have transferred Younis al-Mauritani, held in Afghanistan, to Mauritania, officials in the West African nation said on Saturday. Pakistan said in September 2011 it arrested al-Mauritani, better known in his homeland Mauritania as Youssouf Al Mauritani, during a joint operation with U.S. intelligence services." SNIPPET: "Pakistani military authorities said Al Mauritani was planning to attack U.S. economic interests including pipelines, hydro-electric dams and oil tankers when he was captured."