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  • 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,...
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo: President Trump's Tweeting Has Actually Helped Us

    12/05/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5 hours ago | By Debra Heine
    The mainstream media's usual hand-wringing about President Trump's Twitter habit morphed into hyperventilation last week after he shared several "unverified" tweets about terrorism, but the director of the Central Intelligence Agency surprisingly doesn't have a problem with it. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a national security event in Simi Valley, California, over the weekend that Trump's tweeting has actually yielded helpful intelligence. The current CIA director sat down with former CIA director Leon Panetta and Fox News host Brett Baier for an hour of discussion on world events from a security perspective at The Reagan National Defense Forum on...
  • APNewsBreak: Border arrests plunge, deportation arrests soar

    12/05/2017 7:22:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    AP ^ | December 5,2017 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government, in the most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump, says Border Patrol arrests plunged to a 45-year low while arrests by deportation officers soared. The Border Patrol made 310,531 arrests during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from 415,816 a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971. Despite the significant decline, arrests increased every month since May — largely families and unaccompanied children. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose officers pick up people for deportation away from the border, made 143,470 arrests, an...
  • Can't Kill Enough to Win? Think Again

    12/03/2017 7:12:18 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | December 2017 | LTC David Boliano and LTC John Taylor
    When is the United States going to do the killing necessary to beat its terrorist enemies or eliminate them entirely? Those given the awful task of combat must be able to act with the necessary savagery and purposefulness to destroy those acting as, or in direct support of, Islamic terrorists worldwide. In 2008, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Admiral Michael Mullen said, “We can’t kill our way to victory.” Ever since, many have parroted his words. But what if Admiral Mullen was wrong? The United States has been at war with radical Islamists four times longer than...
  • Peter Strzok & Lisa Page: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/03/2017 11:17:26 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    Just one day after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in the Russia investigation, reports have surfaced accusing a veteran investigator in the special probe of sending disparaging text messages regarding President Donald Trump. The investigator was removed from the probe a few months ago because of the potential of a political bias. The New York Times and The Washington Post both reported December 2 that Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligence investigator at the F.B.I., was removed from the probe because several disparaging text messages indicated he wasn’t a fan of Trump and was possibly a Hillary...
  • NYPD to Use Secret Weapon at Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'Vapor Wake' Retrievers

    11/23/2017 4:33:47 AM PST · by Cecily · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2017 | Gregg Re
    The NYPD is doubling down on a new breed of security to defend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade: an elite team of Labrador retrievers specially trained to detect explosives on roving targets in large crowds. The dogs have completed the 18-month patent-pending "Vapor Wake" training program, which was developed at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Unlike normal bomb-sniffing dogs, which are adept at identifying explosives in stationary objects such as trash cans, Vapor Wake dogs keep their noises up and look for mobile threats. The Labradors are dialed into the "thermal plumes left behind in a person's wake," Paul...
  • Manhattan attack prompts concrete barriers to be installed along bike path

    11/04/2017 8:49:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    amny ^ | November 3, 2017
    Thursday, just two days after a terror suspect killed eight people by driving a truck down a large swath of the bike path in lower Manhattan, city and state Department of Transportation crews began installing concrete and Jersey barriers at 57 spots along the route between 59th Street and the World Trade Center, according to the mayor’s office. The barriers are meant to protect pedestrians and cyclists on the greenway from vehicular traffic on the West Side Highway. “Vehicles won’t be able to access places they aren’t supposed to,” said Ben Sarle, a spokesman for the mayor’s office. “They’re extremely...
  • What the US is really doing in Niger

    10/24/2017 2:19:26 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 24, 2017 | Peter Grier - Staff Writer
    PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE   The deaths of the four US troops have awoken Americans to military deployments in Africa. With ISIS ousted from its capital in Syria, Pentagon officials say, US counterterrorism efforts are likely to focus even more on Africa. The tragic deaths of four US service members in an ambush in Niger have awoken Washington and US voters to the larger issue of American military deployments in Africa and the continued global nature of the nation’s struggle with Islamic extremist terrorism. Even senior lawmakers seemed surprised by the size of the US presence in the region as...
  • In NYC? Monday, Oct 23? Lecture On – Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats And Lone Wolf Attacks

    10/22/2017 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 22, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler
    Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and Lone Wolf Attacks On Monday, October 23, you’re invited to join a discussion with Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr., a quadri-lingual expert in counterterrorism, as he addresses the topic Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and Lone Wolf Attacks. Mr. Bruschweiler will also share his unique, international perspective on the latest global events and geopolitical trends including terrorism, espionage, foreign relations, and U.S. strategy to confront national security threats. As a guest, you’re encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion. DATE/TIME: Oct. 23, 7:00-9:00pm LOCATION: Veniero’s, 342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003 Biography...
  • AG Lynch has spoken for group that got jihad erased from counterterror training

    06/26/2016 4:01:31 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    On October 19, 2011, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates delivered a letter to John Brennan, who was then the assistant to the president on National Security for Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism. The letter was signed by the leaders of virtually all significant Islamic groups in the United States: 57 Muslim, Arab, and South Asian organizations, many with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Islamic Relief USA, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council...
  • Philippines President Duterte Gives Military Approval to Bomb Mosques

    09/01/2017 9:50:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    The people love President Duterte. They support his war on drug dealers and Islamic terroritsts. The global elites hate him. He will not conform to their global vision for the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte this week announced his approval to bomb mosques in Marawi. Islamic terrorists stormed the city in May. The radicals ransacked churches, murdered innocents and destroyed Christian churches.
  • Mayor of Venice says ANYONE who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in his city will be shot by snipers

    08/24/2017 4:29:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/24/17 | Stephen Jones
    Luigi Brugnaro claims the Italian tourist hotspot is safer than Barcelona - where 14 people died being run down by a terrorist - saying that 'in contrast, we keep our guard up' Cops in Venice have been ordered to take no risks - and fire on suspected terrorists. Speaking at a conference in Rimini, north east Italy, he further revealed the extraordinary order he has given to armed police at one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’, we will take him down. Video has subsequently emerged of the...
  • Spanish Authorities Had No Clue There Was a Large Terror Cell in Their Midst

    08/19/2017 2:48:16 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 23 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 8/19/17
    Not only did they not know of the terror cell, but after the plan went awry when the bomb-maker blew himself up, they still couldn't stop the attacks.
  • DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

    08/17/2017 4:11:23 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | August 15, 2017 | Laurel Wamsley
    At the intersection where protections against unreasonable search and seizure meet the rights to free speech and association, there is now a web hosting company called DreamHost. The California-based company is resisting a Department of Justice warrant that demands it hand over all files related to DisruptJ20.org, a website created by one of its customers to plan and announce actions intended to interrupt President Trump's inauguration. In D.C., Group Of Protesters Breaks Windows; Police Use Pepper Spray THE TWO-WAY In D.C., Group Of Protesters Breaks Windows; Police Use Pepper Spray Inauguration Day protests in Washington, D.C., turned violent; 230 people...