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  • The Haspel Obstacle: Enhanced Interrogations Are Not 'Torture'

    05/11/2018 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2018 | Mark Davis
    Many debates over politics and policy begin with a battle over language. Before all sides can hash out their differences, there must be an understanding of what their words mean. From the months following 9/11 right up to the current CIA confirmation hearings for Gina Haspel, the misuse of a vital term has hindered clarity and progress on a key issue. On the first day of her answers before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the word even impeded what should be a clear path to the title she seeks. The word, of course, is “torture.” Since our nation began undertaking special...
  • Gina Haspel won't say if she oversaw detainee waterboarding

    05/09/2018 9:55:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2018
    Gina Haspel refused to say Wednesday during her confirmation hearing to be CIA director if she oversaw the waterboarding of terrorism suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in 2002. Haspel reportedly became chief of base at a CIA black site in Thailand in October of that year. Nashiri arrived in November and was waterboarded at least three times before being transferred in December to a different facility, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who was influential in drafting an intelligence committee report partially released in 2014, asked Haspel to give a "yes or no" answer to whether...
  • FBI CITIZENS' ACADEMIES An Eye-Opening Experience

    10/27/2009 12:35:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 250+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | 10/26/09 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For more than 15 years, our local Citizens’ Academies have given some 10,000 community leaders an up-close and personal look at the mission and capabilities of the FBI—and changed plenty of hearts and minds along the way. Why is that so important to us? Because by building stronger partnerships with civic leaders, we are better able to do our jobs. The graduates of our Citizens' Academies enable us stay better attuned to the needs and issues of our communities, are more willing to pick up the phone and call us with information that could help solve or prevent crimes,...
  • HLF Fundraiser Visits Counterterrorism Operations Center

    09/28/2010 12:31:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog ^ | September 28, 2010 at 11:04 am | n/a
    NOTE: Excerpting does not do the article justice. Read the whole thing. # SNIPPET: "He was a fundraiser for a group convicted of providing material support to Hamas, yet Kifah Mustapha recently received tours of secure FBI facilities in and around Washington. Mustapha's two-day trip earlier this month was arranged by the FBI's Chicago office, whose officials escorted Mustapha and about two dozen others on tours of the National Counterterrorism Center, the FBI facility in Quantico, Virginia and FBI headquarters at the J. Edgar Hoover Building. A news report noted that Mustapha "asked some of the most pointed questions" during...
  • Travis Air Force Base Gate Crash Investigated As Terror Attack; Driver Killed

    03/23/2018 4:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 37 replies
    KPIX ^ | 22 March 2018 | Staff
    <p>TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE (CBS SF & AP) — A driver breached the main security gate at Travis Air Force base Wednesday evening and then crashed and died when his vehicle exploded into a massive fireball. Investigators are treating the incident as an act of terrorism.</p>
  • John Brennan Shouldn’t Be Lecturing America, He Should Be The Focus Of A Congressional Inquiry

    03/22/2018 9:48:58 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/22/2018 | By David Harsanyi
    Former CIA chief John Brennan is a liar. And he’s not the kind of garden variety dissembler that we see in Washington all the time, either. Rather, Brennan is the kind of man who feels comfortable brazenly misleading the American people about an attack on democracy, and then shamelessly lecturing them about civic decency. You may recall, as director of the CIA, Brennan oversaw an operation of illegal spying on a staffer of the legislative branch of the United States government. At least five agency officials under his watch broke into Senate computer files, viewing drafts of a report on...
  • Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down in Rebel-Held Syria and Pilot Captured

    02/03/2018 5:17:58 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/03/2018 | tom Porter
    A Russian fighter jet has been shot down in a rebel held area in north-eastern Syria's Idlib province, according to reports.
  • THE PIZZA JIHAD-The terrorist pizza place next door

    01/23/2018 4:10:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 23, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New Jersey pizza place that may be the closest link to an ISIS leader doesn’t look like much. There are red café umbrellas out front and its menu offers the usual tangled multicultural fast food mess of Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Greek food. You can pick up the same Hawaiian pizza or baked ziti there or at the dozen other Albanian pizza places dotting this part of the Jersey Shore. "Are you incapable of stabbing a Kafir [non-Muslim] with a knife, throwing him off a building, or running him over with a car? Liberate yourself from hellfire by killing...
  • The World’s Longest Sniper Kill: The Enemy Shot Dead at 3,871 Yards

    01/22/2018 5:44:52 AM PST · by billorites · 76 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 20, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    In mid-2017, the sniping community was rocked by incredible news: a Canadian sniper team operating in the Middle East had made a successful kill at a distance of more than two miles. The team, deployed to fight the Islamic State, killed an ISIS fighter at a distance of 3,871 yards. The shot was a record breaker and more than a thousand yards farther than the previous world record. The shot, which bordered on the impossible, was made only slightly less so by the skill of the snipers involved. On June 22, 2017 the Globe and Mail [3] reported that two...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.

    07/13/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996. The former congressman is one of several high-profile Democratic partisans who was on Veselnitskaya’s payroll, working to defeat a law that is the hated object of...
  • ISIS fanatic beheaded

    01/07/2018 12:57:32 PM PST · by Timocrat · 65 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 7th January 2018 | Mark Chandler
    AN SAS soldier who ran out of ammunition during his six-hour battle with ISIS fanatics used a spade to decapitate a jihadi.
  • Dreaded, sadistic ISIS executioner reportedly captured in Iraq; could be executed himself

    01/03/2018 9:10:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Fox News, Associated Press ^ | 1/2/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A white-bearded ISIS militant who presided over the killings of dozens of gay men and others who ran afoul of the so-called "caliphate" was captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week, according to reports. Abu Omer was arrested after locals in Mosul tipped security forces off to his hideout in the city, the Iran-based AhlulBayt News Agency (ANBA) reported, citing Iraqi media outlets. Abu Omer was a prominent presence in several sick videos of ISIS executions, in which homosexuals were thrown off buildings and others beheaded and stoned to death for minor offenses such as blasphemy. In one...
  • Surprise! ISIS Inspired Terrorist Arrested In San Francisco Was An Anti-Trump Antifa Supporter

    12/23/2017 7:26:36 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    Central Mirror ^ | 12-23-2017
    One day after local media outlets in San Francisco confirmed that the FBI had arrested Muslim convert Everitt Aaron Jameson for planning to attack the popular Pier 39 shopping center and tourist attraction, it has been revealed that the suspect was also a supporter of Antifa and other hard-left causes. According to authorities, Jameson targeted Pier 39 because of his knowledge of the area and the specific fact that it would be “heavily crowded.” The man also believed that it would be easy to “funnel” more people into the area in order to murder them. While mainstream media reports have...
  • How Obama manipulated sensitive secret intelligence for political gain

    12/21/2017 3:39:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2017 | Guy Taylor, Dan Boylan
    They wanted him dead. For years, a clandestine U.S. intelligence team had tracked a man they knew was high in the leadership of al Qaeda — an operative some believed had a hand in plotting the gruesome 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers. Their pursuit was personal, and by early 2014, according to a source directly involved in the operation, the agency had the target under tight drone surveillance. “We literally had a bead on this guy’s head and just needed authorization from Washington to pull the trigger,” said the source. Then something unexpected happened. While...
  • Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington

    12/13/2017 6:01:15 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 181 replies
    wdrb.com ^ | 12/13/17 | unknown
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered.
  • 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...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Vows New Islamic Alliance 'Will Wipe Terrorists from the Earth'

    11/26/2017 7:42:29 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince vowed to "pursue terrorists until they are wiped from the face of the earth" as officials from 40 Muslim countries gathered Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance. "In past years, terrorism has been functioning in all of our countries... with no coordination" among national authorities, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the Saudi defence minister, said in his keynote speech at the gathering in Riyadh. "This ends today, with this alliance." The summit is the first meeting of defence ministers and other senior officials from the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism...
  • More than 150 dead, 120 wounded in Sinai bombing, shooting attack

    11/24/2017 5:52:03 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 49 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 24, 2017 | Seth J. Frantzman
    At least 155 people were killed and more than 120 wounded in a bombing and shooting attack against worshipers at a mosque in the northern Sinai after Friday prayers. Egypt's government has declared three days of mourning in response to the attack that struck the Al-Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed west of El-Arish. The attack was complex and involved bombs and shooting. Reuters reports that witnesses saw terrorists enter the mosque to kill worshipers during Friday prayers, when mosques see the largest attendance. The attack began around noon time. They also attempted to prevent rescue services from reaching the area.
  • The U.S. begins bombing Taliban drug labs as Trump’s Afghanistan strategy takes hold

    11/21/2017 10:34:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 20 at 12:36 PM | Dan Lamothe
    U.S. and Afghan forces have launched a series of attacks on narcotics laboratories in southern Afghanistan, marking the start of what could become a long, expanded air war there under President Trump.The initial strikes, which began Sunday and were ongoing Monday, represent the first significant use of new legal authorities granted by the Trump administration in August that enable the Pentagon to target Taliban revenue streams, said Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Previously, the U.S. military conducted strikes only when facing imminent threat or working directly with the Afghans.Speaking to the Pentagon press...
  • US EXPECTED TO PASS BILL SLASHING AID TO PA OVER SUPPORT OF TERRORISTS

    11/09/2017 11:44:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2017 | MICHAEL WILNER
    A mark-up vote on the Taylor Force Act is expected to pass with broad bipartisan support, clearing the way for full vote on the House floor. A congressional bill that would compel the Palestinian Authority to end its compensation program for the families of convicted terrorists in Israel with the threat of an aid cut will reach a critical vote in the House Foreign Affairs Committee next Wednesday. A mark-up vote on the Taylor Force Act is expected to pass with broad bipartisan support, clearing the way for full vote on the House floor. Be the first to know -...