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  • 'Unprecedented': What ISIS Looks Like In America (NPR)

    12/01/2015 11:30:58 AM PST · by Drango · 66 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/1/15 | Bill Chappel
    They connect via online services — especially Twitter — and in everyday life. Their ages range from 15 to 47, and their roles range from cheering attacks to plotting violence. And curbing their growth is a dynamic challenge without a simple solution: There are currently 900 active investigations into ISIS sympathizers in every American state. Those are some of the findings of a new study that glimpses life "inside the bubble of American ISIS sympathizers, a diverse and diffuse scene that the FBI estimates include hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals." Titled "ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa," the...
  • Obama Compares Syrian Refugees to Mayflower Pilgrims, Administration Says States Can't Block Them

    11/26/2015 5:21:27 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 72 replies ^ | Nov 26, 2015, 11:44 AM ET | By JOHN PARKINSON BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    President Obama used his weekly address to appeal to families counting their blessings on Thanksgiving, reminding Americans that the holiday isn’t only about turkey but a tribute to the deep immigration history that led to the nation’s founding. In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their native land, Obama says. Nearly 400 years later, we remember their part in the American story and we honor the men and women who helped them in their time of need. The Obama administration said Wednesday that states can't legally block the...
  • Obama: "Un-American" Not To Take In More Muslim Refugees

    11/16/2015 1:32:31 PM PST · by Biggirl · 105 replies ^ | November 16, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama wants more Syrian Muslim refugees in the West. Speaking in Turkey on Monday, Obama explained that the West needed to open its heart to Muslim refugees, who after all were fleeing from terrorism in the Middle East to the safe and warm arms of the West. Meanwhile, Obama continued to maintain that Islamic radicalism presents no threat to the world.
  • Obama administration still plans to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 7:15:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 15, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    The administration is going ahead with its plan to admit thousands of Syrian refugees into the US despite the horrific attack in Paris — where at least one of the attackers is believed to have posed as a Syrian migrant to get into the country. “We’re still planning to take in Syrian refugees,” White House national Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told “Fox News Sunday.” Rhodes, who is traveling with President Obama in Turkey, said there would be “very robust vetting” to “sort out that foreign fighter flow.” Referring to refugees, he said: “They are tragic victims of this conflict. They...
  • Senate Dems call on Obama to resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees (From May, 2015)

    11/16/2015 6:20:56 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    A group of Senate Democrats is urging the Obama administration to allow at least 65,000 Syrian refugees to settle inside the United States. “While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” the group of 14 lawmakers — led by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) — said Thursday. The group letter noted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) wants to resettle 130,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years and has thus...
  • YOUTUBE - G20 SUMMIT SPEECH: Obama admitting he is Muslim

    11/16/2015 11:03:19 AM PST · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    youtube of his speech ^ | some community organizer
    At 41:33. Can this be any more clear where his loyalty is? "The Muslim community has to think about how WE make sure that children are not being infected with this twisted notion that somehow they can kill innocent people."
  • You will never guess how the U.S. is 'vetting' Syrian refugees(We assume they will not lie to us)

    11/16/2015 5:26:09 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    am thinker ^ | 11/16/15 | e straker
    Both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have called for the US to accept more Syrian refugees, as long as they are properly "vetted", of course. But what does it mean to "vet" a refugee? Normally, if someone wants to come into the United States, say, from France or Germany, our government can check with the French or German government to see if this person has a criminal record, or even is who he says he is. But when it comes to refugees from Syria, what is called "vetting" relies mostly on one source of information: the refugee. The UNHCR referral...
  • Wake Up America: Syrian Refugees Arrive in New Orleans

    11/15/2015 12:49:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | November 15, 2015 | Justin Holcomb
    Heads up America, Syrian refugees have arrived and they are here to stay. Your State Department funds are being well invested in one-way tickets for Syrian refugees to New Orleans, Louisiana. FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social Former FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Jim Bernazzani gave his opinion on the matter. "If I was in charge of ISIL, logistically I'd take advantage of this situation and put my people in, into the United States," he said. Governor Bobby Jindal expressed his concerns to the president by writing a letter to the executive office. "As with former immigration crises and...
  • Obama Readies Biggest Reach of Presidential Power Yet

    11/15/2015 11:45:32 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 35 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1 hour ago | The Fiscal Times - By Martin Matishak
    With only 14 months left in office, President Obama is set to issue an executive order in what could be the most aggressive use of his authority to date: unilaterally closing the federal detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “At this point, I would not take anything off the table in terms of the president doing everything that he can to achieve this critically important national security objective,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters earlier this month during a briefing. The administration is likely to submit a plan for how it would shutter the controversial site to Congress...
  • Ben Rhodes: Obama Not Worried About Taking Syrian Refugees

    11/15/2015 11:25:36 AM PST · by Rockitz · 51 replies ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication for President Barack Obama Ben Rhodes said the president is not worried about America taking Syrian refugees despite reports that at least one man linked to the Paris attacks registered as refugee in Greece. Host Chuck Todd said, “If anything, ISIS looks like they’re more ambitious than ever.” Rhodes replied, “Well clearly, Chuck, they’ll have to be an intensification of our efforts, to look at what has worked in the application of the strategy and what hasn’t. What we see works, getting equipment arms directly to...
  • Obamas Progressive Pastor Offers Church as Sanctuary to Occupy Protesters

    11/17/2011 7:37:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov.17, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Its time to invite the Occupy Movement to church, or at least according to pastor Jim Wallis it is. You might recall Wallis a member of President Barack Obamas faith council and founder of Sojourners ministry. He is also reportedly a spiritual adviser to Obama. Now, Wallis is also opening the doors to his parish, offering sanctuary to Occupy protesters, while at the same time encouraging other churches across the country to do the same. According to KleinOnline, Wallis suggested that Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion for churches to reach out and offer Occupiers shelter. Wallis used his churchs...
  • Evidence at bin Ladens home raises nuclear concerns

    05/07/2011 3:17:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2011 | Eli Lake
    Intelligence analysts are sifting through phone numbers and email addresses found at Osama bin Ladens compound to determine potential links to Pakistani government and military officials while U.S. officials and analysts raise concerns about the safety of Pakistans nuclear materials. According to three U.S. intelligence officials, the race is on to identify what President Obamas top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, has called bin Ladens support system inside Pakistan. These sources sought anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to reporters. My concern now is that we cannot exclude the possibility that officers in the Pakistani military and the intelligence...
  • Assange's hiding place: U.K. club for journalists

    12/09/2010 2:20:06 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Dec. 9, 2010 | Ian Johnston
    The Frontline Club in London is the kind of place where war correspondents and investigative reporters mingle with admirers and wannabes, fired by a shared passion for exposing government spin, revealing the truth and fine dining. So when WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange found himself at the center of an international firestorm over the website's publication of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables, he knew where he would be well-fed and, more importantly, safe. Amid calls for Assange's assassination or prosecution under espionage laws and condemnation from U.S. commentators like Sarah Palin who dubbed him "an anti-American operative with blood on...
  • Leak Regarding Obama's [The Kenyan's] Aunt Endangers Her

    11/02/2008 8:44:08 PM PST · by solfour · 62 replies · 3,246+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 11/2/08 | Daphne Eviatar
    By now, most people have heard about The Associated Press report that Sen. Barack Obama has a distant aunt - his deceased fathers half-sister - living in Boston who is an undocumented alien. They may also know that Zeituni Onyango, from Kenya, was denied political asylum by an immigration judge four years ago. As Josh Micah Marshall at Talking Points Memo reported Saturday, Rep John Conyers (D-Mich), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee wrote an angry letter to Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Dept. of Homeland Security, saying the disclosure, by at least one federal law enforcement official, according to...
  • Feds investigating leak about Obama's aunt

    11/02/2008 11:34:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,556+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/2/2008 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON The government is investigating whether any laws were broken involving details about the disclosure that Barack Obama's aunt was living in the country illegally. The Associated Press learned late Friday learned that Obama's half aunt, who is from Kenya, was ordered to leave the United States years ago after an immigration judge denied her request for asylum. The woman, Zeituni Onyango (zay-TUHN on-YANG-oh), is living in public housing in Boston and is the half-sister of Obama's late father. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked its inspector general and the Office of Professional Responsibility on Saturday to investigate whether...
  • Michelle Malkin: Obamas illegal alien aunt is a deportation fugitive

    11/01/2008 6:59:46 PM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 1,635+ views ^ | November 1, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Well now. Turns out Aunti Zeituni Onyango, one of Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obamas many relatives made famous in his memoir, is an illegal alien. And not just a run-of-the-mill illegal alien on welfare. Shes one of the hundreds of thousands of deportation fugitives absconders whom Ive been reporting on for the past six years. After 9/11, the government vowed to crack down on absconders. Theyve failed abysmally.
  • Employer charged for harboring cop-killing illegal

    01/11/2008 9:39:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 75+ views
    WND ^ | 1-11-08 | staff
    A Texas employer is facing federal charges for allegedly helping an illegal immigrant return to the United States after he was deported, an illegal who now is accused in the fatal shooting of a police officer, according to a published report. Juan Leonardo Quintero-Perez is accused of shooting and killing Houston policeman Rodney Johnson and jury selection in the capital murder trial is scheduled March 31. He could be sentenced to death if convicted, according to a report by the Associated Press. "Every single time an illegal alien is arrested for a crime, police should be asking who their employer...
  • The Law Against Hiring or Harboring Illegal Aliens - An Overview of Federal Law.

    07/12/2005 11:57:58 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 31 replies · 2,183+ views
    The Law Against Hiring or Harboring Illegal AliensThe following is an overview of federal law on hiring and harboring illegal aliens. It is not a substitute for professional legal counsel in specific situations.Summary A person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he: assists an alien whom he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him to obtain employment, encourages that alien to remain in the U.S., by referring him to an employer, by acting as employer or agent for an...
  • Leftists accuse U.S. of harboring Cuban bomber (Terrorism Conference held in Havana)

    06/02/2005 4:50:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 571+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/02/05 | Anthony Boadle
    Leftists accuse U.S. of harboring Cuban bomber By Anthony Boadle 45 minutes ago HAVANA (Reuters) - Left-wing politicians and intellectuals attending a conference on terrorism in Cuba accused the U.S. government on Thursday of harboring a Cuban exile blamed for the bombing of an airliner in 1976. They said the Bush administration had a double standard in its post-9/11 war on terror because it refused to extradite former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela to stand trial for the downing of a Cuban plane that killed 73 people. The meeting, headed by Cuban President Fidel Castro at Havana's convention...
  • Drifting - (Michael Ledeen urging more White House focus & pressure on terror sponsors,Iran,Syria)

    05/31/2005 10:28:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 367+ views
    The Washington Post gets full marks for exposing the alarming lack of seriousness with which President Bush is now dealing with what is euphemistically called "The Global War Against Terrorism." Numerous key positions including the State Departments top slot, vacated at the end of last year by Cofer Black, and the head of the new counterterrorism center are vacant, and the National Security Council is working hard to define our current strategy, led by the impressive Frances Townsend. After nearly four years? Indeed, if you talk to military officers engaged in the GWOT, more often than not you...
  • Chvez's oil-fueled ego trip may be his own undoing

    01/20/2005 8:30:08 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 785+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Jan. 20, 2005 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Despite new evidence that Venezuela has become a sort of ''Club Med'' for Latin America's violent groups, the Bush administration is unlikely to start its second term taking major steps to isolate leftist-populist President Hugo Chvez. But, eventually, it will probably do so. Judging from what incoming Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the Senate earlier this week and what I have heard in interviews with well-placed current and former U.S. officials, the U.S. strategy will be to wait until Chvez does something really obnoxious in the eyes of the world, which he probably will.
  • What was the FARC leader doing in Venezuela?

    01/05/2005 6:11:30 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 166+ views ^ | Jan. 5, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 05.01.05 | The answer is, he was a guest of honour of the Bolivarian encounter of intellectuals organized, hosted and sponsored by the administration of Hugo Chavez. Thats right folks; Hugo Chavez cuddles with and invites international terrorists at the taxpayers expense, although this is not the first time his criminal and clumsy actions are spoilt by respectable police forces. Just to refresh public memory: Remember Montesinos 'arrest' in Caracas? Costa Rican authorities would later reveal that a man fitting his description entered their country using a false Venezuelan passport under the name Manuel Antonio Rodriguez. But Venezuela's Foreign...
  • Why There Are No Insurgents in Iraq

    11/24/2004 6:17:38 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Lets dispel two myths: The War in Iraq is the War on Terror, and there are no insurgents in Iraq. Insurgency, as defined by Merriam-Websters Dictionary, is to rebel against an established government. Since there is no established government in Iraq, there are no insurgents, only terrorists. There is no difference, no distinction, and no reason to label this war differently. Nevertheless, the biased, left wing media and the Democratic Party keep them separate in their warped agenda. They choose to ignore the connection and the facts. ''There were no links between Iraq and al Qaeda!'' We heard the chants...
  • Shalom Accuses Intl Organizations Of Harboring Terrorists

    05/24/2003 12:03:24 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 230+ views
    "Most of the international civil rights movements with offices in Gaza give refuge to Palestinian terrorist activists." So said this morning Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, in an appearance before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. He also said, "Abu Mazen won't be able to hide behind the excuse of Arafat for very long. It's up to him. If he doesn't do what he's supposed to, stop incitement in the official press and school system, he is liable to find himself in the same position as Arafat." Shalom told reporters afterwards that Abu Mazen had better start acting, and that...
  • BRITS: Syria Must Prove It is Not Harboring Iraqi Fugitives

    04/15/2003 5:51:24 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 14 replies · 178+ views
    VOANews | 15 April, 2003
    Straw: Syria Must Prove It is Not Harboring Iraqi FugitivesVOA News15 Apr 2003, 08:15 UTC British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says Syria must quickly provide answers to charges it is harboring fugitive leaders of the ousted Iraqi regime. Mr. Straw told reporters at U.S. Central Command headquarters in Doha, Qatar Tuesday it is very important that Syria accept, what he called, the new reality and operate in a cooperative manner. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Washington is considering economic and diplomatic sanctions against Damascus. Earlier, President Bush accused Syria of possessing chemical weapons, and top administration...
  • Syria calls U.S. accusation of harboring terrorists an "insult"

    04/15/2003 5:40:25 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 19 replies · 171+ views
    SwissInfo ^ | 15 April, 2003
    <p>MADRID (Reuters) - Syria's ambassador to Spain has called U.S. accusations that Syria harboured terrorists an insult and criticised what he called U.S. blackmail.</p> <p>He was speaking a day after senior U.S. officials threatened sanctions over charges that Damascus supported terrorism, was harbouring Iraqi leaders and developing chemical weapons.</p> <p>"It's an insult to my country, an insult to a country that is a member of the U.N. Security Council and an insult to a peaceful country that is struggling and working for a lasting peace in the Middle East," the ambassador, Mohsen Bilal, told Spain's Cadena Ser radio on Tuesday.</p>