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  • Taliban leaders flee as marines hit stronghold

    02/14/2010 9:55:09 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 12 replies · 718+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | February 14, 2010 | Marie Colvin
    American marines landed by helicopter in a pre-dawn assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, seizing two central shopping bazaars and firing rockets at Taliban fighters who attacked from mud-walled compounds. As the marines secured their first objective, a jumble of buildings at the centre of the farming town, thousands of soldiers moved in on foot. Harrier jets called in by the marines fired heavy-calibre machineguns at the Taliban. Fighting continued for hours, according to an embedded correspondent. Cobra gunships unleashed Hellfire missiles into bunkers and tunnels. By nightfall, marines appeared to be in control of the centre of Marjah,...
  • WAR UPDATE: 5 enemy killed, 8 captured, helicopters landing inside Marjah

    02/13/2010 12:22:18 AM PST · by ksm1 · 15 replies · 581+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Saturday February 13, 2010 | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA
    MARJAH, Afghanistan – U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers spearheading the ground assault reached the outer rim of the Taliban-held town Saturday, as a major offensive began to break the extremists' grip over a wide area of their southern heartland. Punching their way through a line of insurgent defenses that included mines and homemade bombs, the ground forces reached the main canal that marks the northern entrance to Marjah. Five Taliban fighters have been killed and eight arrested since the offensive began overnight, said Helmand government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi. He said troops had recovered the bodies of the dead militants. The...
  • Fate Of Pakistani Taliban Chief (Mehsud) Still Unclear

    02/09/2010 5:32:15 PM PST · by Dementio · 1 replies · 167+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-9-2010 | Zeeshan Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A new frenzy of rumours spread about the fate of Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud on Tuesday, but a U.S. counter-terrorism official said he could not definitively confirm the death of the militant. Hakimullah was wounded in a U.S. drone aircraft attack in January. The strikes have escalated since Hakimullah appeared in a farewell video with the double agent suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees in December in Afghanistan. The CIA is likely to step up efforts to hunt him -- if he is alive -- after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed...
  • Pakistani Taliban confirms Hakimullah Mehsud's death

    02/09/2010 2:41:06 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 563+ views
    Pakistani Taliban confirms Hakimullah Mehsud's death PTI, 9 February 2010, 01:11pm IST ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday confirmed that its chief Hakimullah Mehsud had died of injuries sustained in a US drone strike, ending weeks of speculation over his fate. Taliban sources based in the Aurakzai tribal region told TV news channels that 28-year-old Mehsud was severely injured in a drone attack in Shaktoi area of North Waziristan Agency on January 14. The sources claimed Mehsud died recently near Multan city in Punjab province while being taken to Karachi for treatment. His body was taken back to the tribal belt,...
  • ‘Hakimullah’s likely successor also killed’

    02/02/2010 1:11:02 PM PST · by Chad_the_Impaler · 14 replies · 368+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 3 February 2010
    PESHAWAR: Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud’s close aide Qari Hussain, the top trainer of suicide bombers and one of his potential successors, was killed in the same US drone attack that fatally injured him, sources said.
  • U.S. Killed Terrorist on Wanted List, Pakistani Officials Say

    01/16/2010 1:46:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies · 793+ views ^ | JANUARY 15, 2010 | ZAHID HUSSAIN
    A CIA-operated drone strike on a suspected militant hideout last weekend killed one of FBI's most-wanted terrorists who had been involved in 1986 hijacking of an U.S. airline, a senior Pakistani offical said. Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who had a bounty of $5 million on his head, was killed in the strike in North Waziristan on Sunday, along with another Jordanian who was identified as Mahmoud Zaydan, the official said. Mr. Rahim was released from a Pakistani prison a few years ago after a conviction for his role in the Sept. 5, 1986, hijacking of...
  • US drone strikes kill 11 people in NWA

    01/15/2010 4:01:29 PM PST · by csvset · 4 replies · 296+ views
    The International News ^ | 14 January 2010 | Wire
    WANA: Nine back-to-back missiles fired by suspected US drone killed 11 people, including one foreigner in North Waziristan tribal region near Afghanistan border on Friday. According to reports, the missiles first hit a house situated in Mir Ali, in which five people, including a foreign militant, was killed. While one hour after the first attack, unmanned US drones targeted another militants’ compound in Shaktoi area, killing four more people. The unmanned US plane targeted Zarniri area, which is near the spot where U.S. missiles are believed to have narrowly missed the Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud the day before.
  • Obama's National Security Betrayal: Declassifies Treasure Trove of Intel to our Enemies

    01/09/2010 2:59:23 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies · 869+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/8/10 | P. Geller
    We have suffered another devastating attack on American security by the most secretive and opaque President we have ever had the misfortune to elect. While Obama and his gang of thieves hide behind closed doors to pass secret, enslaving legislation under the Stalin- like propaganda chimera of "reform," he has opened the floodgates to a veritable treasure trove of intel to our mortal enemies.
  • U.S. drone attack in Pakistan kills three militants

    01/01/2010 7:41:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 313+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 1, 2010 | Reporting Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - A missile fired by a pilotless U.S. drone aircraft on Friday killed at least three militants traveling in a car in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border, security officials said. "The bodies were burned beyond recognition. We are trying to determine their identity," said one security official. On Thursday night, a drone attack killed at least two militants in the same region, known as a sanctuary for Taliban and al Qaeda militants fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The United States carried out at least 50 drone air strikes in northwestern border regions in 2009,...
  • The Enemy Within

    12/27/2009 5:37:14 AM PST · by Ghblog · 15 replies · 802+ views
    Framing The Dialogue ^ | 12/27/2009 | ghblog
    ...As I watched the recent presidential campaign many things struck me as odd, but one in particular. Barack Obama enjoyed the support of the United Mine Workers Union. That in itself is not a big surprise as he had the support of every union as Democrat politicians usually have. The interesting part was when you factored in Obama’s comments regarding the future of coal:
  • Kerry Floats Plan to Visit Tehran

    12/23/2009 5:09:13 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 1,559+ views
    Kerry Floats Plan to Visit Tehran White House Wouldn't Oppose Trip, First by Top U.S. Official in 30 Years, to Chagrin of Iran's Opposition By JAY SOLOMON WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry has suggested becoming the first high-level U.S. emissary to make a public visit to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a move White House officials say they won't oppose. View Full Image Mourners attend the funeral procession of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri on Monday. Demotix Images Mourners attend the funeral procession of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri on Monday. Mourners attend the funeral...
  • American Spectator warns of Soros’ manipulation of 2010+ elections

    12/17/2009 10:14:33 AM PST · by opentalk · 65 replies · 2,533+ views
    post and email ^ | Dec. 17, 2009 | John Charlton/ Matthew Vadum
    With a mere investment of $780,000 Soros and his allies were able to suborn free elections in the states of Montana, West Virginia, Missouri, Oregon, in 2008, and in Minnesota, Ohio, New Mexico, Nevada and Iowa, in 2006. How did he achieve so much with so little? He founded a 527 group which funded candidates in one kind of race in which the victor has the most influence over election integrity, and in which there is so little political competition: the Secretaries of State. In each State the SoS job is entrusted with overseeing the protection of free and fair...
  • The tingle in Chris Matthews leg goes to his brain

    12/02/2009 2:58:06 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,546+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 02, 2009 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Those tingles up his leg that MSNBC talker Chris Matthews gets from President Barack Obama (D) have apparently zapped Matthews' brain. Analyzing Obama's speech at West Point last night with Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, Matthews observed "It seems like in this case, there isn't a lot of excitement. I watched the cadets, they were young kids - men and women who were committed to serving their country professionally it must be said, as officers. And, I didn't see much excitement. But among the older people there, I saw, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth...
  • VIDEO: MSNBC's Matthews: Obama Went Into "Enemy Camp" To Deliver Afghan Speech

    12/01/2009 6:11:35 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 37 replies · 1,613+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 1, 2009 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews says President Obama went into "enemy camp" when he delivered his Afghanistan speech at West Point.
  • For Army Platoon In Afghanistan, A Familiar Enemy

    11/11/2009 2:48:28 PM PST · by underthestreetlite · 3 replies · 451+ views
    NPR ^ | November 11, 2009 | Tom Bowman
    One of the most lethal areas in Afghanistan for U.S. troops is the Arghandab Valley, a Taliban stronghold just outside the southern city of Kandahar. The Army's 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Lewis, Wash., patrols the area, facing the risk of huge roadside bombs. One platoon already has lost 11 soldiers, and several more were seriously wounded — about one-third of the force. One day last week, more bad news crackled over the radio: a Taliban attack and casualties in 2nd Platoon. (SNIP) "How many total were in the truck?" Burrow asks. "There were four of us," the...
  • At mosque attended by suspect, anger and mourning

    11/07/2009 10:21:56 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 79 replies · 2,611+ views
    The Austin American Statesmen ^ | 11/07/09 | Joshunda Sanders
    KILLEEN — Sgt. Fahad Kamal attended prayer services at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen on Friday just as he has frequently since arriving at Fort Hood seven months ago. This day, though, the 26-year-old medic, who served in Afghanistan from January 2007 to April 2008, wore his uniform. This day, the devout Muslim from Houston was seeking to strike a far different image than that of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is accused of shooting 43 people at Fort Hood on Thursday. Kamal said he had come to the mosque from a gloomy base, where "soldiers aren't really talking...
  • Taliban film shows leader is dead

    10/01/2009 12:06:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies · 893+ views ^ | September 30, 2009 | BBC
    The Taliban in Pakistan have released a video confirming that their former leader Baitullah Mehsud is dead. A video received by the BBC shows the body of the former head of Pakistan's largest Taliban group lying in a room. It is not clear where it was taken. Mr Mehsud was killed on 6 August in the tribal region of South Waziristan in a missile attack by a suspected US drone.
  • Taliban leader's brother 'killed'

    10/01/2009 12:10:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies · 599+ views
    bbc ^ | Oct 1, 2009 | bbc
    The brother of Pakistan's new Taliban leader has been killed in a clash with security forces in the north-west of the country, local officials say. Kalimullah Mehsud was killed in battle on Monday after troops responded to a Taliban rocket attack on a military base in North Waziristan. Tribal sources confirmed his death. He has since been buried in his village.
  • Sunday Night War P@rn....

    09/27/2009 4:49:31 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 19 replies · 1,100+ views
    Da Joooos in da sky catch three members of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket team attempting to fire a qassam at southern Israel...hilarity ensues.... Note: This took place on Friday according to the IDF.
  • Gaza Strip: Islamic Jihad members killed

    09/26/2009 12:00:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 1,096+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | September 26 2009
    An Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip on Friday killed three Palestinian fighters, medical workers and the Israeli military said. According to Reuters, an Israeli military spokesman said the air force "targeted and identified hitting three terrorists on their way to launch rockets into southern Israel". The Islamic Jihad group said the fighters from its group died near the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.
  • Sunday Night War P@rn....

    08/30/2009 5:19:52 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 11 replies · 1,346+ views
    Apache's 30mm turns four jihadis into a fine red Allah-mist. Note: Sound on for added effect.
  • Saturday Night War P@rn....

    08/29/2009 6:02:20 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 10 replies · 1,157+ views
    Super-high quality vid of Apache vaporizing 5 jihadis. Fun starts around the 1:20 mark. Note: Flying-jihadi on the first strike, watch the guy on the left (1:27 mark).
  • Wednesday Afternoon War P@rn....

    08/26/2009 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Liam2007 · 8 replies · 871+ views
    Taliban bunker complex completely destroyed, with amazing flying-jihadi goodness...
  • Pakistani Taliban say chief Baitullah Mehsud dead

    08/25/2009 10:23:29 PM PDT · by james500 · 4 replies · 972+ views
    AP ^ | 8/26/2009
    Two commanders of the Pakistani Taliban acknowledged Tuesday that the militants' top leader, Baitullah Mehsud, was killed by a U.S. missile strike. It was the first time the militants acknowledged Mehsud's death, first reported shortly after the CIA missile strike Aug. 5 near the Afghan border. ... "He was wounded. He got the wounds in a drone strike and he was martyred two days ago," Hakimullah Mehsud said. Rehman later repeated the same statement.
  • Taliban confirm commander's death

    08/25/2009 10:17:03 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 17 replies · 919+ views
    BBC ^ | 15:39 GMT, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 | Aleem Maqbool
    The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead, two of his senior commanders have told the BBC. It is the first time that the militant group has acknowledged his death.The commanders, Hakimullah Mehsud and Waliur Rehman, said that he had died of injuries sustained in a US missile strike earlier this month.Hakimullah has been named as successor to Baitullah Mehsud, who was Pakistan's most feared militant, accused of scores of suicide bombings and other attacks. Hakimullah Mehsud, who is believed to be in his late 20s, said Baitullah Mehsud had been critically wounded by the missile strike but...
  • Obama Attacks CIA to Quell ObamaCare Protests and Establish Secret Police

    08/25/2009 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 1,316+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | 8/25/09 | Sher Zieve
    In December 1917 Bolshevik Russian leaders, including one of the founders of Socialist thuggery Vladimir Lenin, established the Cheka—Russia’s first political secret police. With almost unlimited power, the Cheka implemented “campaigns of terror” against the wealthy, land owners and those who opposed Lenin and Bolshevism. !n 1922, once most of Russia’s opposition to their new absolute rulers had lessened, the Cheka was disbanded. However, under the singularly oppressive Josef Stalin, Cheka was reinstated and ultimately renamed “The People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs” (NKVD) and what would be known as Stalin’s “Great Terror of the 1930s began. The NKVD was used...
  • Did the drones finally get Mehsud?

    08/09/2009 4:41:57 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 592+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | August 10, 2009
    The raging conflict in Pakistan does, if one tries hard, seem to have some curious aspects. Take the confusion that often surrounds the announced death of a warlord or the other. More than once someone the authorities have declared to be dead has resurfaced most calmly. It does rather seem like despite all that hi-tech gadgetry employed by the US to “assist” Pakistan, they can’t quite always figure out just who they fired that missile at. Or, perhaps, one is being uncharitable. Given the terrain, suited for guerrilla warfare and with all the bearded, turbaned chaps looking virtually like carbon...
  • Hakimullah Mehsud and Wali-ur-Rehman Killed

    08/08/2009 12:18:34 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 78 replies · 4,619+ views
    GEO TV ^ | 2120 PST, Saturday, August 08, 2009 | staff
    SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: Hakimullah Mehsud and another Taliban leader Wali-ur-Rehman have been killed in an armed clash erupted during the Tehreek’s Shura meeting. At the meeting Hakimullah Mehsud was appointed as TTP Chief.
  • Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders killed in US airstrikes since 2004

    08/07/2009 3:59:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 426+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | August 7, 2009 1:10 PM | By BILL ROGGIO
    If the death of Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban who is thought to have been killed during the Aug. 5 airstrike in South Waziristan, is confirmed, his name will top of the list of senior al Qaeda and Taliban leaders killed since the US began launching airstrikes into Pakistan's tribal areas in 2004. Baitullah would be the first tier one target (senior most al Qaeda and Taliban commanders) killed since the Jan. 1, 2009, airstrike that killed Osama al Kini and Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan. Al Kini was al Qaeda's operations chief in Pakistan, and Swedan was...
  • Pakistani Taliban chief likely killed: minister

    08/06/2009 2:04:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,488+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/09 | Kamran Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – There is a strong likelihood that Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed along with his wife and bodyguards in a missile attack two days ago, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik told Reuters. "We suspect he was killed in the missile strike," Malik said on Friday. "We have some information, but we don't have material evidence to confirm it." The United States has placed a $5 million reward on the head of Mehsud, an ally of al Qaeda widely regarded in Pakistan as Public Enemy No. 1. A U.S. defense official, speaking anonymously in Washington, said he...
  • Baitullah Mehsud likely killed: Rehman Malik (Shura target on Friday)

    08/06/2009 6:46:18 PM PDT · by milwguy · 10 replies · 577+ views
    dawn ^ | 8/6/2009 | dawn
    There is a strong likelihood that Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed along with his wife and bodyguards in a missile attack two days ago, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told Reuters. ‘We suspect he was killed in the missile strike,’ Malik said on Friday. ‘We have some information, but we don't have material evidence to confirm it.’ A senior Pakistani security official said that aside from Mehsud's wife, one of Mehsud's brothers and seven of his bodyguards perished in the attack. The official said intelligence services were trying to discover the identity of another victim, and there was a good...
  • Pakistani Taliban leader possibly killed by U.S. (and The Kenyan is deeply saddened?)

    08/06/2009 5:47:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies · 867+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/6/09 | CNN
    Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud may have been killed in a U.S. drone attack, a U.S. official said Friday. "There's reason to believe Mehsud may be dead, but there's no confirmation at this time," the official said. Mehsud's second wife was killed early Wednesday in a suspected U.S. drone attack, according to intelligence sources and relatives. The unmanned aerial vehicle targeted the home of Mehsud's father-in-law, Mulvi Ikram ud Din, and dropped two missiles on the residence in northwestern Pakistan, an intelligence official said. Mehsud's second wife was one of two people killed in the strike, according to the sources....
  • Bin Laden's Son Believed Killed in U.S. Airstrike

    07/23/2009 6:26:55 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 51 replies · 1,258+ views
    Fox ^ | 07/23/09
    U.S. officials believe Usama bin Laden's son, Saad bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan. Sources confirmed to FOX News late Wednesday that officials believe the younger bin Laden was killed by hellfire missiles from a U.S. Predator drone strike earlier this year. The death was first reported by National Public Radio. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell told NPR that Saad bin Laden reportedly traveled to Pakistan last year after spending several years under house arrest in Iran.
  • After visit, Forbes says he's convinced Gitmo shouldn't close

    07/21/2009 4:07:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies · 469+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 21, 2009 | Bill Sizemore
    U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, just back from a fact-finding trip to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says the visit reinforced his opposition to closing the facility and moving the detainees held there to the United States. President Barack Obama has pledged to close the prison by January, pleasing human rights advocates who said reports of inhumane treatment there stained the nation’s reputation. But the White House said Monday that a task force studying how to do that has been given another six months to deliver its recommendations. That delay poses a “huge difficulty” for prosecutors building cases...
  • Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan

    07/21/2009 7:32:57 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 553+ views
    A SENIOR Taliban insurgent commander has been killed in an operation led by Afghan National Security Forces and supported by Australian special forces troops. Chief of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Mark Evans said with the phase of that operation now complete it could be revealed that Mullah Amanullah Akhund was killed after insurgents opened fire on a combined Australian and Afghan patrol. He said patrol members returned fire, killing Akhund and two others. Lieutenant General Evans said Akhund was known to have made and placed road-side bombs in Oruzgan province, in southern Afghanistan.
  • 60 Taliban Killed in Afghanistan as US Deploys More Troops

    06/08/2009 4:19:20 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies · 856+ views
    VOA News ^ | 8 June 09 | Ayaz Gul
    Authorities in southern Afghanistan said local and foreign troops have killed as many as 60 Taliban militants in the past week, as part of a stepped up anti-insurgency operation. And about 7,000 additional U.S. troops have begun deploying across volatile southern Afghanistan.
  • From The TimesJune 3, 2009 Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Mansur killed

    06/02/2009 6:35:57 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 16 replies · 1,146+ views
    Times Newspapers ^ | June 3, 2009 | Deborah Haynes, Defence Correspondent
    British attack helicopters in southern Afghanistan have killed a Taleban leader who has been connected to a suicide bomb attack last month that killed two British soldiers, the Ministry of Defence said yesterday. Mullah Mansur was also accused of masterminding other bombings against British and Afghan forces in and around Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, it said. Apache helicopters carried out the attack in the early hours of Monday in an isolated area northeast of Lashkar Gah. Several other insurgent leaders and accomplices were killed or injured. The operation was the culmination of months of effort. John Hutton, the Defence...

    04/06/2009 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 15 replies · 1,820+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 4-6-09 | Chappy Conservative
    Socialism vs. Conservatism --- By Chappy Conservative An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an ...
  • E-mails from an Enemy

    03/24/2009 3:19:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 577+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 3/24/09 | Joe Kaufman
    Given my line of work, from time to time, I get angry e-mails from people affiliated with hate and/or terror-related groups – groups that I have worked hard to expose and hopefully, one day, help to shut down. Recently, I was sent a handful of e-mails from the President of the campus chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS on Campus) at John Jay College in New York City. The specifics contained within them were a valuable confirmation of things previously suspected to be true. In April of 2003, I received a series of e-mails from an individual identifying himself...
  • The Gitmo Waltz; The Obama Justice Department is dancing around the words 'enemy combatants'

    03/17/2009 3:52:09 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 6 replies · 501+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 17, 2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    At first you may think, “That sounds reasonable. After all, who can really predict the future?” But then read DOJ’s next sentence: “This position is limited to the authority upon which the Government is relying to detain the persons now being held at Guantanamo Bay.” Turns out it’s not about the future at all. It’s about the people about whom we’ve had the better part of eight years to develop a position on what “substantial” assistance is and which “associated forces” are eligible for indefinite detention. Obama doesn’t want to say he is relying on Article II — even though...
  • Guantanamo inmates no longer "enemy combatants"

    03/15/2009 7:38:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1,270+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 15,2009 | Randall Mikkelsen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration stopped calling Guantanamo inmates "enemy combatants" on Friday and incorporated international law as its basis for holding the prisoners while it works to close the facility. The U.S. Justice Department filed court papers outlining a further legal and linguistic shift from the anti-terrorism policies of Republican President George W. Bush, which drew worldwide condemnation as violations of human rights and international law. "As we work toward developing a new policy to govern detainees, it is essential that we operate in a manner that strengthens our national security, is consistent with our values, and is...
  • Sources: Feds moving enemy combatant to Ill. court

    02/26/2009 2:42:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 37 replies · 2,754+ views
    Ap via Yahoo! News ^ | February 25, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors plan to move an alleged al-Qaida sleeper agent out of a Navy brig in South Carolina and send him to federal court in Illinois to face trial. Two people familiar with the case of Qatar native Ali al-Marri said Thursday the government plans to transfer him to the civilian court system. The two people spoke on condition of anonymity because it's a pending criminal case. The transfer could avert a Supreme Court hearing in April and a subsequent ruling that would govern other cases against accused terrorists. To justify holding al-Marri, the Bush administration claimed the...
  • Islamic subversion alleged by speaker

    02/17/2009 11:31:41 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 2-17-2009 | Brian Mosely
    A former FBI special agent told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel that a network of Islamic organizations are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States. During a presentation at the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, former FBI agent John Guandolo briefed members about groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which he claims is working with other Islamic groups to slowly implement Shariah, also known as Islamic law, which encompasses all areas of life. Guandolo worked in the FBI since 1996, including nine years as a member of its SWAT team. After 9/11, he worked in the...
  • Airstrike in Afghanistan kills Taliban commander (near Turkmenistan border)

    02/16/2009 11:27:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 538+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/09 | Heidi Vogt and Amir Shah - ap
    KABUL – A coalition airstrike has killed a powerful Taliban commander who broke a promise to renounce violence after village elders persuaded President Hamid Karzai to free him from prison, officials said Monday. The Sunday night attack destroyed a building housing Ghulam Dastagir and eight other militants in the village of Darya-ye-Morghab, near the Turkmenistan border, the U.S. military said in a statement. Dastagir was responsible for a surge in violence in the province in recent months, including a November attack on an Afghan army convoy that killed 13 soldiers, the statement said. "He was like the shadow governor of...
  • Senior Dianne Feinstein Just Can't Keep Her Pie Hole Shut

    02/16/2009 9:34:01 AM PST · by ElKafir · 12 replies · 1,241+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Here is another example of a lib passing military secrets to the enemy. Where is the outrage of those who thought Cheney and Bush should hang for "blowing" the cover of an agent not currently undercover? Read on
  • Let's Be Careful Out There! [Devotional]

    02/11/2009 4:08:23 AM PST · by tenger · 188+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 11, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 Many who are old enough will remember the TV series Hill Street Blues. I didn't watch it much but I do remember one line that was repeated often (and probably in every episode). Immediately before sending the cops into the streets, Sergeant Phil Esterhaus would say, "And hey! Hey, let's be careful out there, okay?" It was a daily reminder that even though the men and women carried badges and guns, there were dangerous people in the streets....
  • Muslims in America, The Series

    01/28/2009 5:42:41 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 17 replies · 1,041+ views
    Right Side News ^ | January 27, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    Right Side News' first issue of an eight part series written by Kathy Shaidle. excerpt: Today many Americans are either blissfully ignorant of, or simply indifferent to, the slow, incremental growth of radical Islam in their midst. We sometimes hear about terrorist cells or suspicious Muslim "compounds" on the news. However, these stories represent merely the tip of an Islamic iceberg that could very well doom America. Not today or tomorrow. But in our lifetimes? That is a real possibility. And don't shrug off Islam as "just another religion." Muslim sharia law deems women to be inferior to men, and...
  • FBI cuts off CAIR over its Hamas ties!

    01/29/2009 3:08:06 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 42 replies · 1,439+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 1/29/09
    This is great news, but I still wonder what took the FBI so long. "FBI Cuts Off CAIR Over Hamas Questions," by Mary Jacoby for IPT News, January 29 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has cut off contacts with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) amid mounting concern about the Muslim advocacy group's roots in a Hamas-support network, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. The decision to end contacts with CAIR was made quietly last summer as federal prosecutors prepared for a second trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF),...
  • Clinton vows robust diplomacy as State Dept chief

    01/22/2009 5:32:46 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 23 replies · 530+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 01/22/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton took charge of the State Department on Thursday, proclaiming the start of a new era of robust U.S. diplomacy to tackle the world's crises and improve America's standing abroad. Before a raucous, cheering crowd of about 1,000 people, the nation's 67th secretary of state pledged to boost the morale and resources of the diplomatic corps and promised them a difficult but exciting road ahead. "I believe with all of my heart that this is a new era for America," she said to loud applause in the main lobby of the department's headquarters, which President Barack...
  • Obama's Environmental Agenda: Made in China

    01/17/2009 12:34:17 AM PST · by Bhoy · 2 replies · 758+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | William R. Hawkins
    Carol Browner, who headed the Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton, has been named by Barack Obama to be his Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. This new and undefined office could give her broad influence over economic policy. That is a frightening prospect, not merely because of her participation in a group with overtly socialist ties, but because of the way hostile foreign powers such as China are manipulating the modern Green movement to serve their own national purposes.