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  • U.S. likely to widen ban on profiling of criminal suspects

    01/17/2014 11:48:42 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 16, 2014 | David Ingram/Reuters
    The U.S. Justice Department is likely to widen a ban on the profiling of suspects by race to include other categories such as religion, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, a person familiar with an internal review said on Thursday. Broadening the ban would mark a major policy shift for U.S. law enforcement and would address a frequent complaint by minorities in America who feel they are singled out for unwarranted extra scrutiny. Federal agents have been prohibited from profiling potential criminal suspects by race in almost all cases since 2003, but complaints persist of the unwarranted targeting of...
  • U.S. Travel Warning: Al Qaeda-Affiliated Syrian Rebels Have 'Claimed Nearly 600 Attacks;'

    09/01/2013 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 9/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - While President Barack Obama is now asking Congress to authorize him to use military force against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad because that regime used chemical weapons on its own people, the State Department is maintaining a travel warning advising Americans not to travel to Syria because the al-Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria--which is particiapting in the rebellion seeking to overthrow Assad--has carried out about 600 attacks in the country since November 2011. These al Qaeda terrorist attacks, according to the State Department, have killed many Syrian civilians. "There is also a threat from...
  • Two Algerians repatriated from Guantanamo: Pentagon

    08/29/2013 6:51:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    AFP News ^ | August 29, 2013
    Two Algerian prisoners at the US military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay have been transferred back to their homeland. Nabil Said Hadjarab and Mutia Sadiq Ahmad Sayyab were handed to the government of Algeria under a deal announced last month as part of efforts to eventually close the "war on terror" military prison.
  • Dempsey’s Bombshell: No US Attack on Iran, Ever

    08/06/2013 2:27:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, August 06, 2013 8:32 AM | Mark Langfan
    On 19 July 2013, Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered an unclassified letter to Senator Carl Levin concerning the risks of US military intervention in Syria. While the letter is was ostensibly delivered to the Senate, it actually delivered the equivalent to ten American thermonuclear bombs hitting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem simultaneously. While the letter was supposedly written by Dempsey, it was surely approved and intensely vetted by President Obama himself. So while the letter had Dempsey’s signature, it was Obama’s policy. The Dempsey/Obama letter outlined all the catastrophic effects which would...
  • State Dept: No Active Al Qaeda, Hezbollah Terror Cells in Western Hemisphere

    06/03/2013 7:34:41 AM PDT · by kimtom · 42 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | Meredith Dake
    (image from article) A new report on world international terrorism activities released by the State Department asserts that there were "no known operational cells" of Al Qaeda or Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere during the year 2012. This is despite the report acknowledging Iran's increased presence in the hemisphere along with the country's "marked resurgence" of sponsored terrorism. The State Department released the "Country Reports on Terrorism 2012" late last week which details the United States' assessment of terrorism and counter-terrorism activities in countries around the globe. The Department detailed Iran's "marked resurgence" of terrorism saying: .......
  • Americans are training Syria rebels in Jordan: Spiegel

    03/10/2013 3:37:54 PM PDT · by Count of Monte Fisto · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/10/2013 | Gareth Jones
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Americans are training Syrian anti-government fighters in Jordan, the German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday, quoting what it said were participants and organizers. Spiegel said it was not clear whether the Americans worked for private firms or were from the army but said some wore uniforms. The training focused on use of anti-tank weaponry. Some 200 men have already received such training over the past three months and there are plans in the future to provide training for a total 1,200 members of the "Free Syrian Army" in two camps in the south and the east...
  • Why Couldn't The U.S. Prosecute Musa Ali Daqduq?

    03/08/2013 2:48:49 AM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | March 7, 2013 4:13 pm | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "But if the US can transport Abu Ghaith onto US soil and prosecute him for terrorist activities, why couldn't the Obama administration do the same with Musa Ali Daqduq, the senior Hezbollah commander who was captured in Iraq in 2007? The US Department of Justice had planned to prosecute Daqduq and the FBI was building a case against him. Daqduq was directly implicated in the kidnapping and murder of seven US soldiers in Karbala in January 2007. He was in US custody up until December 2011, just before the US withdrew from Iraq. Although the administration argued that it...
  • Obama not bluffing over Iran military threat, Biden tells Aipac

    03/04/2013 11:59:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Monday 4 March 2013 12.56 EST | Ewen MacAskill
    Joe Biden also said the US remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Barack Obama's threats to use military force to prevent Iran securing a nuclear weapon are more than idle bluffs, vice-president Joe Biden told the biggest pro-Israeli lobbying group Aipac on Monday.Biden said that while the US preferred a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran, a military option remained on the table."The president of the United States cannot, and does not, bluff. President Barack Obama is not bluffing," Biden told the audience in Washington.Israel is seeking assurances of support...
  • Israeli expert: Iran could have bomb in 4-6 months

    02/04/2013 9:01:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 3:32 PM EST
    A former chief of Israeli military intelligence says Iran could develop a nuclear weapon within the next four to six months. Amos Yadlin says Iran already has all the necessary components needed to build a nuclear bomb. … Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran could pass the threshold Israel could no longer tolerate by this spring or summer. …
  • US Confirms Americans Taken After Algeria Attack (SecDef Panetta: "Terrorist Attack"

    01/16/2013 10:47:03 AM PST · by kristinn · 66 replies
    AP via U.S. News ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Bradley Klapper
    The Obama administration is condemning an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria and confirming that Americans are among those being held hostage. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters in Italy that Americans were among the hostages and called the incident a "terrorist attack."
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012   On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • Criminal Negligence: Benghazi Gave 1-Month Warning

    11/01/2012 3:47:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 1, 2012
    Scandal: A month before the terrorist attack, the State Department was warned Benghazi couldn't protect itself and was surrounded by Islamist militia and al-Qaida camps. It was 3 a.m. and the administration pressed "snooze." When the U.S. mission in Benghazi called an Aug. 15 emergency meeting, it wasn't to discuss an obscure Internet video. It was to discuss the lack of security for a consulate surrounded by at least 10 terrorist camps. An Aug. 16 cable to the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and obtained by Fox News reported that the State Department's senior security officer "expressed concerns...
  • Obama Admin: The War On Terror Is 'Over'

    04/24/2012 12:11:07 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 92 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 04-24-12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, the National Journal reported that a senior State Department official has announced, “The war on terror is over.” “Now that we have killed most of al Qaida,” the source said, “now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.” The article itself describes the Obama administration’s new vision of foreign policy, which admits no enemies. Everyone, in this view, is a friend. Islamism, says the Obama administration, is just fine, so long as it does not openly support terrorism. This, of...
  • Detainee Transfer Announced

    04/22/2012 12:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15202 MMEDIATE RELEASE No. 291-12 April 19, 2012 Detainee Transfer Announced The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two Uighur detainees from the detention facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Government of El Salvador. These detainees were subject to release from Guantanamo as a result of a court order issued on October 7, 2008 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and are voluntarily resettling in El Salvador. As directed by the President's January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a...
  • Qatada back on the streets within days

    02/06/2012 5:39:26 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 3 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2-6-2012 | Tom Whitehead
    Abu Qatada, the radical Islamic preacher once described as Osama bin Laden’s “right hand man in Europe”, will be back on the streets within days after being granted bail. A senior immigration judge said yesterday that Qatada could be released despite even his own defence team suggesting that he posed a “grave risk” to Britain’s national security. Qatada was granted bail by Mr Justice Mitting after the European Court of Human Rights ruled last month that he could not be deported to his native Jordan. The bail conditions will be similar to those set in 2008, with the cleric confined...
  • Red Lines (Oliver North on Obama and Iran)

    01/19/2012 8:06:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 20, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — On Dec. 31, just hours before a New Year's Eve celebration, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Section 1245 of the law contains language providing authority to impose economic sanctions on Iran in order to deter the ayatollahs from acquiring nuclear weapons. White House efforts to have the sanctions provision stripped from the bill failed, and the measure became law with a quiet flourish of the presidential pen. Ever since, Washington and Tehran have been waging a war of words. None of this works to the advantage of the American...
  • Taliban leaders held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in peace talks deal

    01/03/2012 3:14:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1/3/12 | Julian Borger, and Jon Boone
    The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents' agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned. According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include Mullah Khair Khowa, a former interior minister, and Noorullah Noori, a former governor in northern Afghanistan. More controversially, the Taliban are demanding the release of the former army commander Mullah Fazl Akhund. Washington is reported to be considering formally handing him over to the custody...
  • Delinking Islam And Terror

    10/26/2011 6:23:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2011 | Editor
    Homeland Security: The bleaching of Islam from the terror picture is almost complete. Eric Holder has ordered a purge of FBI training manuals. Soon the 9/11 hijackers' religion will be censored, too. Last week, top Justice Department officials huddled with several Islamic groups — including a Muslim Brotherhood front implicated in a terror-finance scheme — to discuss "post-9/11 discrimination." They promised the aggrieved they'd pull back references to Islam from terror-training materials. "I recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts," Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced during the Washington conference. U.S. Attorney Dwight...
  • Clinton in Afghanistan 'to urge Taliban reconciliation'

    10/20/2011 12:41:43 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | October 20th 2011 | Staff
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Afghanistan to encourage President Hamid Karzai to continue efforts to reconcile with the Taliban. Mr Karzai has expressed frustration at the process after the assassinations of several key Afghan leaders. US officials say Mrs Clinton also wants to convince Afghans that Washington is committed to a long-term relationship with their country. The US is planning to withdraw troops and hand over security to the Afghans. "She wants to signal US support for a secure and stable Afghanistan," a US official told journalists travelling with Mrs Clinton. Her visit to Afghanistan was not...
  • Steve Emerson Exposes Durbin Hearings as Cover for Islamists

    03/28/2011 4:32:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 3/28/11 | Frank Gaffney
    Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism joined me on the radio today and shared some shocking information about several people involved in the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing set for Tuesday in the US Senate. The first, a witness for the hearing, Farhana Khera of Muslim Advocates who alleged that the FBI was trying to entrap the Imam who helped Nazibullah Zazi evade FBI surveillance– and concluded that Muslims should not help the FBI. Emerson documents other shocking instances of U.S. government political cover for America’s enemies–
  • Islamic extremists in the workplace--Defense Secretary Gates ignores the homegrown Muslim threat

    08/26/2010 5:09:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2010 | Editorial
    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 14 and wounded 30 in his jihad at Fort Hood in November. According to the Defense Department, the incident wasn't a terrorist attack but merely a case of workplace violence. This is typical of government efforts to paper over the growing domestic Muslim threat. On Aug. 18, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates released the final Fort Hood follow-on review, in which he proposed initiatives to "mitigate internal threats, ensure force protection, enable emergency response and provide care for victims and families." Radical Islam is nowhere to be found. Some passages hint at the nature...
  • Niqab Security Outrages at Canadian Airports

    08/06/2010 1:42:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | 8/3/2010 | Daniel Pipes
    I visited Toronto in early March 2010 and as I left the country I passed through the usual security check at Pearson International Airport. What made it different is that the next passengers after me in line were a man, a small child, and a person in niqab. (I write "person" rather than "woman" as I hardly know who was under the niqab outfit.)Curious how the niqabi's hidden identity would be handled, I looked back as the trio was dealing with the security agent. To my astonishment, the agent did not demand to see the niqabi's face but was...
  • Plastic Bags To Be Put Over Birmingham 'Terror Cameras'[Muslims Declare Victory!]

    06/17/2010 3:27:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 511+ views
    BBCNews ^ | June 17, 2010
    Plastic Bags To Be Put Over Birmingham 'Terror Cameras' 17 June 2010: A surveillance operation in parts of Birmingham with large Muslim populations has been halted after it was revealed the move was linked to counter terrorism. Bags have now been placed over more than 200 cameras in the Washwood Heath and Sparkbrook districts. They were part of the Project Champion scheme, paid for from a Home Office counter terrorism fund. But officials behind the project said it would have deterred various crimes. Steve Jolly, one of those who first began campaigning about the cameras, said people had been "misled"....
  • VA Man Accused Of Illegally Aiding Somalis [272 Somalis]

    02/23/2010 5:42:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 466+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Mike Levine
    Federal authorities have arrested a Virginia man for allegedly helping hundreds of Somalis, possibly including ones with terrorist ties, enter the United States illegally. Anthony Joseph Tracy, 35, was arrested earlier this month, after admitting to U.S. authorities that he helped about 272 citizens of war-torn Somalia come to the United States illegally, according to documents filed in federal court. Tracy allegedly set up a business in Kenya, Noor Services Limited, that procured fraudulent Cuban travel visas for Somalis, who would then travel from Kenya to Cuba and, ultimately, to the United States, according to court documents. He allegedly traveled...
  • Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War, Likens Them to...

    06/14/2010 3:36:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 498+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 14, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) - Despite a resolution by Congress authorizing war against those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama’s nominee to be the number two official at the Justice Department, James Cole, wrote an op-ed in 2002 likening the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to the domestic crimes of murder, rape and child abuse, while arguing that the attackers ought to be treated like domestic criminals. “But the attorney general is not a member of the military fighting a war--he is a prosecutor fighting crime,” Cole wrote in a Sept. 9, 2002 article in Legal Times that critiqued the...
  • Security charade: 'Beefing up the border' with paper-pushers

    05/28/2010 3:43:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 595+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    President Obama may have Katrina'd himself this week over the Gulf oil spill -- but at least it distracted attention from the fact that he also got caught using the National Guard as lipstick on a cactus. Anyone with military experience knew that the president's earlier decision to send 1,200 National Guard soldiers to Arizona's border with Mexico was a purely political move. But few realized just how cynical it was. Troop numbers don't matter as much as what the Guard is tasked and allowed to do. If the president doesn't authorize those in uniform to track and apprehend illegal...
  • Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War, Likens Them to...

    06/14/2010 4:41:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 745+ views
    Obama Nominee for Deputy Attorney General Says 9/11 Attacks Not Acts of War, Likens Them to Domestic Crimes of Murder, Rape Monday, June 14, 2010 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) - Despite a resolution by Congress authorizing war against those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama’s nominee to be the number two official at the Justice Department, James Cole, wrote an op-ed in 2002 likening the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to the domestic crimes of murder, rape and child abuse, while arguing that the attackers ought to be treated like domestic criminals....
  • Border Charade

    05/26/2010 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 454+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Security: After letting Mexico's president trash Arizona's immigration law and his immigration enforcement chief say he won't enforce it, the president wants to send a token National Guard contingent to the border. There's something disingenuous about the president's plan to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the Arizona border to help the Border Patrol catch illegal aliens. His director of immigration and customs enforcement, John Morton, has said he might not enforce immigration crimes reported by Arizona officials, though the state's new law merely copies federal law. Morton is director of ICE, not chief justice of the Supreme Court. He...
  • From Here To Extermination

    06/11/2010 5:55:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 365+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Iran: The new sanctions, already watery before being watered down some more, have been enacted. What do we do now? Apparently just wait for them not to work. If insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then the United Nations Security Council, led by the U.S., is conducting a policy against Iran that is dangerously deranged. Of course, the member states know this fourth round of economic sanctions won't stop Iran's march toward nuclear weapons, any more than the first three have. Indeed, ending Tehran's nuclear program is not why...
  • Obama Wants More Out Of Intel Agencies

    06/08/2010 4:33:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 74+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 8, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    President Obama fired Adm. Dennis Blair as director of national intelligence last month because of frustration with the lack of coordination among spy agencies and a fear that the former Navy four-star was too prone to give personal opinions rather than hard information. Blair also lost points with the president and his advisers when he let his critique of the CIA become too apparent during high-level meetings. Like many military officers, Blair believed that the agency lacked the training and background for some of its missions, and that its officers had a covert "can-do" philosophy that often led them to...
  • Mideast expert calls for US talks with Hezbollah [Today's STUCK ON STUPID Award Winner]

    06/08/2010 5:50:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 298+ views
    (AP) via YNETNEWS.com ^ | Published: 06.09.10, 00:37 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "A leading US expert on the Mideast has told Congress that the US should break with its policy and begin talking to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed group that the US calls a terrorist organization. Ryan Crocker..
  • Obama: National Guard Won't Be on Front Lines in Arizona

    05/27/2010 12:19:59 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies · 520+ views
    Fox News ^ | MAy 27 2010 | Fox News
    The 1,200 National Guard who are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona won't be on the front lines but will be helping out in vital support roles, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking at an East Room press conference in the White House, the president said the Guard will primarily assist with intelligence, but troops will not not nabbing illegal immigrants and smugglers as they cross into the southwestern state. "What we find is, is that National Guards persons can help on intelligence, dealing with both drug and human trafficking along the borders. They can relieve border guards so that...
  • Barack Obama declares the 'War on Terror' is over

    05/27/2010 2:38:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 984+ views
    Barack Obama declares the 'War on Terror' is over President Barack Obama has rejected George W. Bush's doctrine that placed the "war on terror" at the centre of American foreign policy, By Toby Harnden in Washington Published: 10:00PM BST 27 May 2010 The US president has instead replaced it with a softer approach stressing "new partnerships" and multilateral diplomacy. "Our long-term security will not come from our ability to instill fear in other peoples but through our capacity to speak to their hopes," Mr Obama said in a message introducing a new national security strategy. In the 52-page document, drawn...
  • White House can be a tough fit for ex-military officers

    05/24/2010 10:00:52 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 15 replies · 729+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2010 | By Anne E. Kornblut and Scott Wilson
    President Obama's firing of retired Adm. Dennis C. Blair as director of national intelligence highlights a pattern of problems involving senior officials in Obama's administration who once served in the upper ranks of the military. In addition to Blair, national security adviser James L. Jones, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry and Sudan special envoy L. Scott Gration have faced questions about their performance inside and outside the government. All four achieved the rank of admiral or general before joining the administration. White House officials say that, other than Blair, the men have largely succeeded after sometimes difficult starts,...
  • Hoekstra: Resignation of Director of National Intelligence 'Is The Result of the Obama Adm...

    05/20/2010 6:24:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 1,004+ views
    CNSNews ^ | May 20, 2010 | Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, says the resignation of Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair “is the result of the Obama administration’s rampant politicization of national security and outright disregard for congressional intelligence oversight.” ABC News reported today that President Barack Obama would be accepting Blair’s resignation tomorrow, and the Associated Press reported that the administration has already interviewed several candidates to replace him. Hoekstra, who formerly served as chairman of the intelligence committee, issued a written statement saying that Blair’s readiness to step down, considering his record of service...
  • An obvious but muzzled truth: Islamist terrorism

    05/16/2010 6:54:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies · 807+ views
    Washington examiner ^ | May 16, 2010 | Michael Barone
    If you want to watch someone squirm, take a look at the two-minute videotape of Attorney General Eric Holder dodging Republican Rep. Lamar Smith's question whether "radical Islam" motivated the Times Square bomber. Holder, who last year called America "a nation of cowards" for refusing to talk frankly about race, plainly didn't want to say what is plain to everyone else, that Faisal Shahzad, back from five months in Waziristan, launched his terror attack because of his Islamist beliefs. Holder is not the only one who wants to shield us from this obvious truth. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, questioned...
  • NUGENT: Profile or die

    05/11/2010 4:41:40 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 9 replies · 471+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/11/10 | Ted Nugent
    Survival means learning from experience - even if it hurts our wittle feelings
  • No money for you, NY ("Obama to New York: Drop dead." Security funds cut by $53 million, 27%)

    05/14/2010 7:05:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,047+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 14, 2010 | Masthead Editorial
    Obama to New York: Drop dead. That was the message Team Obama sent -- loud and clear -- yes terday in slashing anti-terror funding for the city. But what do you expect? The local congressional reps -- Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer and Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, etc. -- have been such lapdogs for President Obama (at New York's expense), why wouldn't his team feel free to hang the city out to dry? Under the plan, the feds will slice Gotham-area funds for transit and port security by $53 million -- 27 percent. Never mind what happened...
  • DEATH BY DRONE: Controversy after Obama administration authorized targeted killing of U.S. citizen

    05/13/2010 5:43:35 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 65 replies · 2,546+ views
    Drudgerport.com ^ | May 13, 2010
    DEATH BY DRONE: Controversy after Obama administration authorized targeted killing of U.S. citizen -- a suspected 'terrorist' -- by CIA... Developing...
  • Afghanistan readies program to reintegrate Taliban

    05/10/2010 7:28:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 181+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/10 | Deb Reichmann - ap
    KABUL – Small pockets of Taliban foot soldiers ready to switch sides are waiting for the Afghan government to roll out a nationwide program to lure them off the battlefield and make peace with their leaders. The plan won't be completed until after this month's peace assembly in Kabul, but according to a 36-page draft, it would attract low- to midlevel fighters with promises of jobs, literacy and vocational training plus development aid for their villages. Reaching out to top Taliban leaders would be done through political channels, perhaps by striking them off the U.N. sanctions list or granting a...
  • GOVERNMENT PAYS MOSQUE IT CONSIDERS RADICAL [CENSUS/GSA lease]

    05/10/2010 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 443+ views
    SNIPPET: "Federal law enforcement officials call it a front for Hamas terrorists which "has been under numerous investigations for financing and [providing] aid and comfort to bad orgs and members." SNIPPET: "In gearing up for the 2010 Census, the General Services Administration (GSA) leased office space throughout the country. One location is a 6,654 square foot section of a two-story building on Edsall Road in Alexandria, Va. owned by the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque. The United States government is spending $582,000, or about $23,000 per month, to lease the space from November 2008 through the end of this year. SNIPPET: "The...
  • Anti-Terror Shocker: NYPD Shifting Cops To Streets

    04/06/2010 4:12:20 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 387+ views
    WCBSTV.com ^ | Apr 5, 2010 9:34 pm US/Eastern | Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) ―
    SNIPPET: "Hard hit by budget cuts the NYPD has decided to fight spiking crime rates by reassigning anti-terror cops to street patrols in tough neighborhoods. But not everyone thinks shifting patrols is a good idea. Outside the Empire State Building, one of the top terror targets in the city, some New Yorkers were outraged by the shift and had some strong words for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "He's cutting down? Hmm … why is that a bad thing?" said Francisco Santos of East New York. "Because we might get bombed again? Yeah, definitely consider it a bad thing."" SNIPPET: "The anti-terror...
  • Obama's Anti-Missile Defense Adviser

    04/05/2010 10:50:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 778+ views
    POLITICO.com ^ | March 31, 2010, 3:42 pm EDT | by Rebeccah Heinrichs, Opinion Contributor
    SNIPPET: "President Barack Obama has nominated an anti-missile defense adviser who may soon receive congressional approval — and put Americans in danger. Russia and China, two countries with nuclear weapons and effective long range ballistic missiles, have helped Iran develop its missile program. Other countries that range from the hostile to the unreliable — for example, North Korea, Syria and Pakistan — also have ballistic missile programs. The global picture grows incresingly bleak. The more ballistic missiles change hands between states, the more likely they are to fall — or be placed — into the hands of terrorists. This is...
  • Paper Warning

    04/01/2010 4:59:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Iran: March ended with the raised possibility that new international sanctions will be pressed against Tehran in response to its nuclear weapons ambitions. Sounds promising. Yet it's unlikely that anything will change. The Iranian government has been rolling toward nuclear weapons capability for years with little interference from developed nations that know the risks of letting that country build an atomic arsenal. Though the United Nations Security Council has passed five resolutions ordering Iran to shut down its nuclear enrichment program, Tehran has ignored the directives five times. At no time has any nation or the U.N. tried to enforce...
  • Official says new checks set for travelers to US

    04/01/2010 9:47:11 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 395+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2010 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    Travelers from 14 countries that have been home to terrorists will no longer automatically face extra screening before they fly to the U.S. Beginning this month, anyone traveling to the U.S. will instead be screened based on specific information about potential terrorist threats, a senior Obama administration official said. A person would be stopped if he or she matches a description, even if officials do not have a suspect's name, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security issues. For example, if the U.S. has intelligence about a Nigerian man between the ages of...
  • CIA says ACLU-backed plan endangered Gitmo officers

    03/31/2010 7:45:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 514+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2010, | Bill Gertz
    A team of CIA counterintelligence officials recently visited the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and concluded that CIA interrogators face the risk of exposure to al Qaeda through inmates' contacts with defense attorneys, according to U.S. officials. The agency's "tiger team" of security specialists was dispatched as part of an ongoing investigation conducted jointly with the Justice Department into a program backed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The program, called the John Adams Project, has photographed covert CIA interrogators and shown the pictures to some of the five senior al Qaeda terrorists held there in an effort...
  • Farewell and Adieu, Jack Bauer

    03/29/2010 6:50:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 741+ views
    AMERICAN THINKER.com ^ | March 29, 2010 | by Rick Moran
    SNIPPET: "Jack Bauer may be the first fictional character in history who has been accused of inciting war crimes. During the shooting of Season 6, a group of real-life interrogators from the FBI, CIA, and the Army paid a visit to the set to make their case that the depiction of torture on "24" was not only unrealistic, but was also inspiring cadets at West Point and soldiers in the field to ape Bauer's methods of extracting information. The professionals pointed out that in their experience, torture never works, and that the "ticking bomb scenario" itself is a fantasy that...
  • Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case

    03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 373+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    Last October, the Yemeni government came to the CIA with a request: Could the agency collect intelligence that might help target the network of a U.S.-born al-Qaida recruiter named Anwar al-Awlaki? What happened next is haunting, in light of subsequent events. The CIA concluded that it could not assist the Yemenis in locating al-Awlaki for a possible capture operation. The primary reason was that the agency lacked specific evidence that he threatened the lives of Americans — which is the threshold for any capture-or-kill operation against a U.S. citizen. The Yemenis also wanted U.S. Special Forces' help in pursuing al-Awlaki;...
  • Kenya frees American suspected of terrorism links

    03/26/2010 1:17:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,043+ views
    (AP) via Google.com ^ | March 26, 2 hours ago | n/a
    <p>SNIPPET: "NAIROBI, Kenya — An American man of Somali origin arrested in Kenya over suspicions of terrorism says police have released him along with two other men."</p> <p>SNIPPET: "Suleman Essa said Friday that Kenyan police did not tell him why they arrested him..."</p>
  • Former Gitmo detainee targeting Afghan charities (released by Obama)

    03/24/2010 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 1 replies · 184+ views
    longwarjournal.org ^ | March 24, 2010 | Thomas Joscelyn & Bill Roggio
    A former Guantanamo detainee transferred from the detention facility to Afghanistan on Dec. 19, 2009, has already returned to the Taliban’s ranks, according to multiple intelligence officials contacted by the Long War Journal. The former detainee was identified in documents produced at Guantanamo as Abdul Hafiz (as well as an alternative name, Abdul Qawi) and given an internment serial number of 1030. During the more than six years he was held at Guantanamo, Hafiz was repeatedly identified as “a suspect in the murder of an International Red Cross worker in Afghanistan.” Memos produced at Guantanamo also alleged that Hafiz participated...