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  • Grassley halts Trump nominees, demands answers on inspector general firings

    06/06/2020 10:09:20 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 6, 2020 | 10:02am | Jon Levine
    Sen. Chuck Grassley has moved to halt consideration on two Trump administration nominees until the White House offers more information about why it fired two inspectors general. The hold from Grassley will indefinitely block confirmation of Christopher Miller as National Counterterrorism Center director and Marshall Billingslea as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security. “Congress has made it clear that should the president find reason to fire an inspector general, there ought to be a good reason for it,” said the Iowa Republican, who added that it was important Americans not “be left speculating whether political or self-interests...
  • Renew the Patriot Act or Risk Another 9/11

    03/09/2020 6:40:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 9, 2020 | Tim Sumner
    Before the Patriot Act, the FBI would have been stymied in conducting a counterterrorism investigation involving a now infamous American agent of a foreign power. Anwar al-Awlaki was born in the United States. Yet, apparently, Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee believe the only thing worth remembering about him is that President Obama “illegally” had him killed in Yemen using a Hellfire missile. (No matter that al-Awlaki: had sent “panty bomber” Abdulmuttalab to blow up a passenger plane over Detroit; attempted to blow up a DHL cargo airplane in flight; had become the well-publicized spiritual leader of Al Qaeda in...
  • Iran Has Terrorists Embedded Inside The United States And Across Our Border

    01/07/2020 5:09:19 AM PST · by gattaca · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 7, 2020 | Todd Bensman
    So long as the world is entertaining worst-case scenarios, the media does Americans no favors in omitting that Iran-Hezbollah has for years prepared to strike in their own hometowns. Weirdly absent from much of the professional speculation about where and how Iran will exact its promised “severe revenge” for the U.S. drone strike killing of Quds Force Gen. Qassem Suleimani is mention of the dead man’s highly suggestive hint. During a time of intense saber rattling between Iran and President Donald Trump in July 2018, Suleimani gave a speech during which he called out the American president: “Mr. Gambler, Trump!...
  • Counterterrorism Analyst Arrested For Leaking ‘Top Secret’ Info To Journalist He Was Involved With

    10/10/2019 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/19 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a counterterrorism analyst has been arrested for leaking classified information to members of the media, including one person with whom he was apparently romantically involved.Law enforcement took Defense Intelligence Agency official Henry Kyle Frese, 30, into custody Tuesday morning when he arrived at work. He has been indicted in federal court in Virginia.Frese, who had top-secret clearance, is accused of leaking classified material regarding a foreign nation’s weapons system to two reporters last year and this year.One of the reporters Frese leaked to was involved in a romantic relationship with him at the time and...
  • US bombs ISIS island in Iraq’s Tigris River

    09/10/2019 9:22:37 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 105 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 10, 2019 | Chad Garland
    Coalition and Iraqi forces carried out airstrikes Tuesday against an island south of Mosul in the Tigris River believed to be a safe haven for the Islamic State group in Iraq. Fireballs exploded across Qanus Island in Iraq’s Salahuddin province, as plumes of smoke billowed up into the sky, a video posted on Twitter showed. Black-clad Iraqi counter-terrorism troops are seen watching over the operation from the ground.
  • Trump Counterterrorism Plan Drops Obama Climate Change Focus

    10/05/2018 8:58:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 5, 2018 | by John T. Bennett
    President Donald Trump has approved a new U.S. counterterrorism strategy, but it drops the Obama administration’s treatment of climate change as a driver of violent Islamic extremist groups. Asked if the Trump plan identifies climate change as a destabilizing force in the Middle East that fuels extremist groups, national security adviser John Bolton replied: “I don’t think climate change is a cause of international terrorism.” In a December 2016 speech about his administration’s strategy for countering violent extremist groups, President Barack Obama included climate change as an ingredient that helps lead to terrorism. “Long-term corruption has rotted too many nation-states...
  • Jamie Glazov Suspended from Facebook over ‘9 Steps to Best Counter Jihad’ Article

    09/12/2018 7:51:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Sep 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Canadian columnist and host of the Glazov Gang, Jamie Glazov, was suspended from Facebook on September 11 — a day dedicated to remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks — after he posted an article he wrote about how to counter Jihad. Jamie Glazov a Canadian columnist and host of the Glazov Gang, was suspended from Facebook for 30 days on September 11, after posting an article titled “9 Steps to Best Counter Jihad.” Glazov posted a screenshot of the article link in which Facebook claims it broke the platform’s community standards. Glazov commented to Breitbart News, saying: ““First I was banned...
  • How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda

    09/14/2004 12:10:20 PM PDT · by fuzzy122 · 30 replies · 1,293+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 14, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda By Bill Gertz The Washington Times | September 14, 2004 The CIA's Counterterrorist Center has spent more than $15 million in the past three years funding studies, reports and conferences produced by former Democratic administration officials and other critics of the Bush administration. The latest effort was a $300,000 grant by the CIA to the Atlantic Council for a study co-authored by Richard A. Clarke, the former counterterrorism official who wrote a best seller accusing the Bush administration of failing in the war on terrorism by invading Iraq.
  • ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own .. Tired of FBI Stalling

    08/09/2018 5:47:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own After Being Tired of FBI Stalling. ( Full title ). ... New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling. .... The FBI refused to act. Instead the FBI told a neighbor to wear a hidden camera and risk his life by approaching an armed Islamist extremist compound. This lack of urgency by the FBI forced the local police action. ... Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam who was named as a...
  • New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own After Being Tired of FBI Stalling/Trunc

    08/09/2018 4:36:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 65 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 9 Aug, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own After Being Tired of FBI Stalling New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling. The Clarion Project wrote an extensive report on the New Mexico terrorist compound. The FBI refused to act. Instead the FBI told a neighbor to wear a hidden camera and risk his life by approaching an armed Islamist extremist compound. This lack of urgency by the FBI forced the local police action.
  • TSA's 'Quiet Skies' Program Tracks, Observes Travelers In The Air

    07/30/2018 12:19:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | July 30, 20181:23 PM ET | Camila Domonoske
    Some Americans have been trailed and closely monitored by undercover air marshals as they traveled on U.S. flights, as part of a previously undisclosed Transportation Security Administration program called Quiet Skies. The existence of the program was first reported Saturday by the The Boston Globe, citing an internal TSA bulletin from March as well as anonymous sources within the department. The Globe says the program targets travelers who are not on terrorist watch lists and are not suspected of a crime. Some air marshals involved have expressed misgivings about the domestic surveillance program, questioning whether it's legal and whether it's...
  • Interesting thread speculating on Mueller working with FBI lovers

    07/21/2018 8:58:37 PM PDT · by MNDude · 44 replies
    Reader Account Share Support Thread Reader! Thread by @_ImperatorRex_: "1. BOMBSHELL from the Page/Strzok texts: I may have found the middleman the Mueller/Clinton cabal was using, to communicate with the FBI whi […]" 26 tweets an hour ago Profile picture REX @_ImperatorRex_ Follow Read on Twitter 359 subscribers Subscribe Read later Archive 1. BOMBSHELL from the Page/Strzok texts: I may have found the middleman the Mueller/Clinton cabal was using, to communicate with the FBI while MYE (Clinton’s exoneration) was on, b/w Jan 26 - 11 Nov, 2016. ALSO: 2. I’m confident that Robert Mueller himself is 'Bob' in the texts...
  • Judge Strikes Down Secretive Surveillance Law

    03/18/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jennifer Valentino-DeVries
    A federal judge this week struck down a controversial set of laws allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to seek people's records without a court's approval, saying the strict secrecy orders demanded by the laws are not constitutional. Judge Susan Illston, of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the laws, which underlie a tool known as a "national security letter," violate the First Amendment and the separation of powers principles. In her order, Judge Illston ordered the government to stop issuing national security letters or enforcing their gag orders, although she said enforcement of her judgment...
  • DC area residents to get National Wireless Emergency Alert System test on April 5

    04/02/2018 7:07:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/2/2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Residents of Washington, D.C., and 19 other nearby metropolitan jurisdictions will receive test text notifications next week as part of an automatic National Wireless Emergency Alerts System test. The system allows government officials to send emergency alerts to specific geographic areas on cellphones or other mobile devices. People in the 20 participating jurisdictions will receive the following message on Thursday, April 5: “A test of the District of Columbia Wireless Emergency Alerts System. No action required.” The alert is expected to be accompanied by a loud noise as it displays the message. Residents of Washington, D.C., and 19 other nearby...
  • The Evidence Inside The “House Intel Committee Four Page FISA Memo”…

    01/19/2018 7:39:21 PM PST · by bitt · 123 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/19/2018 | SUNDANCE
    To understand the Four Page House Intelligence Memo at the heart of today’s FISA Abuse stories, it helps to understand why the memo is needed. We wrote about the issue in a March 2017 outline called: “The Nunes Paradox” – SEE HERE As the year-long story has unfolded, there are two central components at the heart of the political corruption and weaponization of the DOJ and FBI: ♦First, corruption within the DOJ and FBI that included their use of unlawful use of FISA-702 exploits; and ♦Second, how that intelligence information was extracted, passed along to those outside government, repackaged, and...
  • A former FBI agent battling Deputy Director McCabe said there is a 'cancer' inside the FBI

    09/01/2017 4:03:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Circa ^ | 9-1-17 | Sara A. Carter
    When the FBI launched an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, one of the bureau’s top former counterterrorism agents believed that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would have to recuse himself from the investigations. Former Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was one of the bureau’s top intelligence analysts and terrorism experts but resigned from the bureau five years ago after she said he was harassed and her career was blocked by top FBI management. She filed a formal sexual discrimination complaint against the bureau in 2013 and it was Flynn, among many others, who publicly came to her...
  • Under Obama and Clinton, Mueller and Petraeus Grounded Critical Benghazi Rescue Op (trunc)

    01/17/2018 5:38:10 PM PST · by smileyface · 29 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    When distress reports reached U.S. Intelligence in Langley and the Pentagon that the American ambassador to Benghazi and dozens of his diplomatic personnel were under terrorist attack in Libya on Sept. 11 2012, CIA and Defense Department officials scrambled an immediate response. Officials moved quickly to assemble a counter-terrorism team of professionals to dispatch to Benghazi. That little-known but elite squad, known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), is in fact the government’s sole inter-agency, on call and short notice team trained to respond to any terror-related incident in the world. But not this time. Not in Benghazi. FEST...
  • Man Gets 28 Years in Plot to Behead Conservative Blogger Who Planned Garland's Draw Muhammad Event

    12/19/2017 9:40:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/19
    A man convicted of leading an Islamic State-inspired plot to behead a conservative blogger who upset Muslims when she organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland was sentenced Tuesday to 28 years in prison. David Wright, who's 28 years old, was sentenced by a judge in Boston's federal courthouse two months after jurors found him guilty of conspiring with his uncle and a Rhode Island man to kill blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the terror group. Wright's attorneys had asked for a 16-year sentence, saying he should be given the chance to redeem himself after serving his time....
  • Why Vladimir Putin Is Thanking President Trump

    12/18/2017 8:14:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Trump on Sunday for information United States intelligence agencies provided that helped thwart "a major terror attack" in St. Petersburg. "Based on the information the United States provided, Russian authorities were able to capture the terrorists just prior to an attack that could have killed large numbers of people. No Russian lives were lost and the terrorist attackers were caught and are now incarcerated," a readout from the White House stated. "President Trump appreciated the call and told President Putin that he and the entire United States intelligence community were pleased to have helped save so...
  • Shattuck: Trump’s leadership, military support enabled U.S. to eradicate Islamic State

    12/10/2017 9:45:48 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 16 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 12/10/2017 | Tom Shattuck
    If you’re ISIS in Iraq, this has not been a good year. President Trump has delivered on his promise to “Bomb the (expletive)” out of you and his generals have been given the green light to hunt every last one of you down and kill you. Mission accomplished. In an address yesterday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally announced that the more than three-year fight against the barbaric terror group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. ISIS in Iraq is defeated. Say what you will about this president,...