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  • U.S. Navy Officers in Crosshairs Over Iran Debacle

    06/23/2016 6:04:20 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/22/2016 | Dan De Luce
    The U.S. Navy is weighing whether to punish several officers and sailors for the botched mission that resulted in two boats inadvertently straying into Iranian waters, embarrassing Washington and handing Tehran a propaganda victory, Foreign Policy has learned.
  • Loretta Lynch Admits That Federal Authorities Have Lost The Orlando Shooter's Wife

    06/22/2016 5:20:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/22/16 | Tyler Durden
    ccording to CNN, Federal investigators are trying to find out more specifically what Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman (profiled here), knew about the planned attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. The intent is to bring evidence before a federal grand jury to determine whether or not charges will be brought against Salman. As US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said today, federal authorities are going back and looking at all of the contact with Omar Mateen, as well as those around him in order find out if there is anything that was missed.However there is one rather large problem with...
  • 'Mass Hysteria' Causes Stampede at NYC Subway Station: NYPD

    06/21/2016 8:21:20 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 43 replies
    NBC4 New York ^ | 6/21/16 | Lori Bordonaro
    "All they said was just, 'Run, run, run, run,'" one commuter recalled. "People getting stampeded, getting trampled, bags flying. It's crazy right now" Dozens of commuters ran out of a crowded Manhattan subway station Tuesday morning after one straphanger thought someone claimed to have a gun, according to the NYPD. Straphangers stampeded out of the Central Park North - 110th Street subway station in Harlem at about 9 a.m. in what police are calling mass hysteria. Authorities said the commotion spurred from a fight between two people on a 2 train. It's not clear what led straphangers to believe someone...
  • AG LYNCH ADMITS THE FBI HAS LOST TRACK OF OMAR MATEEN’S WIFE

    06/21/2016 3:34:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 221 replies
    Has the shooter’s wife left the state of Florida?" a reporter asked Lynch during her press conference Tuesday. "Right now, I don’t know exactly the answer to that," Lynch candidly replied. "I believe she was going to travel but I do not know exactly her location now."
  • Isis beheads 4-year-old girl then forces mother to soak hands in her blood after 'swearing to Allah'

    06/21/2016 9:13:28 AM PDT · by posterchild · 48 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | William Watkinson
    Sick jihadists from the Islamic State (Isis) beheaded a four-year-old girl then forced her horrified mother to soak her hands in her dead daughter's blood. The latest shocking incident is said to have happened in the Daesh (Isis) de-facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria. The extremists are renowned for their shocking punishments meted out by their feared al-Hisbah police who enforce their strict version of Sharia Law on the towns and cities they conquer. Often the punishments are handed out for seemingly minor infringements and their latest example shows just how brutal they can be. According to reports, a jihadist...
  • Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls

    06/20/2016 8:15:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-20-2016 | Americas Newsroom
    June 20, 2016 Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls Florida governor says grieving victims' families deserve to the truth, calls on the Department of Justice not to scrub Omar Mateen's oath of loyalty to ISIS
  • CDC: 3 babies born in US with birth defects caused by Zika

    06/16/2016 12:36:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Three babies with birth defects caused by Zika have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of pregnancy outcomes involving the virus.
  • CIA Chief: ISIS Sending Operatives to US

    06/16/2016 7:41:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | unknown
    CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for their territorial losses. In remarks prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Brennan says IS has been working to build an apparatus to direct and inspire attacks against its foreign enemies, as in the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels — ones the CIA believes were directed by IS leaders. "ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for...
  • Computer Crash Wipes Out Years of Air Force Investigation Records

    06/15/2016 7:58:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 74 replies
    Defense One ^ | 13 June 2016 | Patrick Tucker
    The U.S. Air Force has lost records concerning 100,000 investigations into everything from workplace disputes to fraud. A database that hosts files from the Air Force’s inspector general and legislative liaison divisions became corrupted last month, destroying data created between 2004 and now, service officials said. Neither the Air Force nor Lockheed Martin, the defense firm that runs the database, could say why it became corrupted or whether they’ll be able to recover the information. Lockheed tried to recover the information for two weeks before notifying the Air Force, according to a service statement. The Air Force has begun asking...
  • Orlando Nightclub Shooter Called 911 to Pledge Allegiance to ISIS

    06/12/2016 10:28:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 12, 2016 | TRACY CONNOR and ERIK ORTIZ
    The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub early Sunday, shooting over 100 people, had called 911 moments before to pledge allegiance to the leader of ISIS, law enforcement sources told NBC News. But as investigators try to determine if extremism motivated Omar Mateen, 29, to attack the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, his family believes he was pushed over the edge by pure hate against the LGBT community.
  • 50 dead. holy cow

    06/12/2016 7:19:48 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 102 replies
    Me | 6/12/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    holy cow
  • (Islamic terrorist) Gunman opens fire at Orlando gay nightclub

    06/12/2016 2:15:06 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 491 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 June 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    Gunshots rang out at an Orlando, Fla., gay club, striking at least 20 people early Sunday, according to a WESH-TV report. A witness saw what appeared to be one assailant opening fire with a semi-automatic firearm inside the nightclub and another outside the south Orlando venue from a vehicle. “We were just leaving the club and we started hearing the shots,” clubber Anthony Torres told the Daily News. “Everyone was running and screaming.”
  • CBS News has identified the shooter as Port St. Lucie resident Omar Mateen, a US citizen.

    06/12/2016 6:18:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 12,2016
    Orlando terror attack: Shooter ID’d as US citizen Omar Mateen
  • 3 teenage boys arrested in attacks against Trump supporters

    06/08/2016 8:06:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WXMI-TV ^ | June 8, 2016 | The Associated Press
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have arrested three teenage boys involved in violent attacks against Donald Trump supporters after a political rally last week in San Jose, California. The San Jose Police Department said Wednesday that one of the juvenile suspects was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon after he was recorded on video striking a man with a blunt object. The victim can be seen bleeding from the head....
  • ISIS Is Converting 2/3 Of US Humvees Given To Iraq Into Car Bombs

    06/08/2016 6:43:16 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06 June 2016 | Russ Read
    Islamic State militants have not only stolen a majority of the military Humvees provided to the Iraq Security Forces (ISF) by the U.S., they are now re-purposing them into car bombs. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed that 2,300 are in ISIS hands, more than 2/3 of all Humvees provided to Iraq by the U.S. Most were stolen after the terrorist group captured the Iraqi city of Mosul in June 2014. While the vehicles were designed as a fast means to carry U.S. personnel and their supplies into battle, it turns out they are even better suited to be used...
  • 19 Yazidi girls burned alive for refusing to have sex with their ISIS captors

    06/06/2016 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2016 | Fox News
    Nineteen Iraqi Yazidi girls who refused to have sex with their Islamic State captors were placed in iron cages and burned alive in front of a crowd of hundreds in Mosul on Thursday, activists and witnesses say. "The 19 girls were burned to death, while hundreds of people were watching," a witness told ARA News. "Nobody could do anything to save them from the brutal punishment."
  • Violence erupts outside #SanJose @realDonaldTrump rally: Social media reaction

    06/03/2016 6:16:17 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/02/2016 | George Kelly
    Outside the San Jose Convention Center, protesters mixed it up with supporters and police during and after the Republican nominee's appearance Thursday.
  • Federal Officials Delayed San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Probe

    06/03/2016 5:47:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    sharylattkisson ^ | June 2, 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A report today by the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General concludes that the field office director at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services “improperly delayed” investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement from conducting a “lawful and routine law enforcement action” after the San Bernardino terrrorist attack last December. The report will be posted soon on the Inspector General’s website. Inspector General John Roth conducted the investigation at the request of Sen. Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. Roth notes that the “situation” was “corrected” once the incident was “elevated” to supervisors. But the...
  • Outrage: San Jose Mayor blames Trump for violent, leftist mob

    06/03/2016 4:23:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 109 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Larry O'Connor | June 3, 2016
    Anti-free speech thugs physically assaulted American citizens engaged in a peaceful, political assembly Thursday night outside a Donald Trump for President rally in San Jose. And the Hillary-supporting Democrat who serves as mayor of that city blamed Mr. Trump for the violence in his streets. Of course, most of the stories written about last night’s violence won’t start off with a lead sentence like that, but it’s the absolute truth. And one wonders how long these brown-shirt tactics can continue before a leading voice from the Democratic Party will feel compelled to denounce the mob made up of their supporters....
  • Trump Rally Supporters Attacked By Violent Mob in San Jose – Police Watch and Do Nothing

    06/02/2016 8:46:16 PM PDT · by rumrunner · 240 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 2, 2016 | Sundance
    Breaking Video – Trump Rally Supporters Attacked By Violent Mob in San Jose – Police Watch and Do Nothing… Posted on June 2, 2016 by sundance Trump Rally Attendees Beaten, Spit on, Egged, and attacked on Streets of San Jose By Rioting Leftists / Democrats.
  • For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18-34y.o.

    05/31/2016 1:19:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household. 1 This turn of events is fueled primarily...
  • Protests turn violent at Trump’s New Mexico rally (Video)

    Some reports of anarchist throwing burning Trump T-shirts on supporters.
  • Baghdad Wakes to Sounds of Helicopters, Talk of a People’s 'Revolt'

    05/21/2016 5:34:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    VOA News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Sharon Behn
    Baghdad Wakes to Sounds of Helicopters, Talk of a People’s 'Revolt' Sharon Behn May 21, 2016 4:58 AM BAGHDAD— Baghdad woke Saturday to the early morning sounds of helicopters flying overhead, most of them heading in and out of the fortified International Zone after protesters defied bullets and tear gas to storm the area. As they fled the gunfire and tear gas Friday afternoon, some carrying their injured friends across the bridge away from the IZ, the anti-government protesters vowed they would return – but with weapons. Many are followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who, like many of the...
  • 2 North Texas College Students Listed as ISIS Fighters

    05/16/2016 10:52:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | May 16, 2016
    Two college students from North Texas left the United States to fight for ISIS, according to personnel records from the terrorist group obtained by NBC News. Omar Kattan, a former biology student at the University of North Texas in Denton, entered Syria in September 2013 when he was 23 and described himself as a "suicide fighter,"according to the records. He is believed to have been killed. Talmeezur Rahman, a computer major at Collin College in McKinney, disappeared from the U.S. in 2014, and his "fighting name" was listed on ISIS documents, NBC News reported. The two names were on a...
  • Missile Launches Since JPOA Underecut Narrative of Iranian Moderation

    05/14/2016 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | Majid Sadeghpour
    In April, the Islamic Republic of Iran conducted another rocket launch, ostensibly to put an Iranian satellite into orbit, which fell far short of its mark. Many analysts speculated that its purpose had nothing to do with satellites. Those paying attention to Iran’s recent activities & skeptical of the Islamic Republic suggested that this latest launch was yet another example of Tehran’s ongoing effort to test its long-range ballistic missile program. About two weeks later, these suspicions were confirmed when the deputy commander of the Iranian armed forces, Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi, boasted that the launch had been a successful...
  • Anti-Trump Protesters Tangle With Drivers, Police In Costa Mesa

    04/28/2016 8:59:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 114 replies
    COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters clashed with drivers and police Thursday evening in Costa Mesa. Trump was speaking to thousands at a rally at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The group gathered just outside held signs and Mexican and American flags to protest the controversial GOP presidential front-runner. The protest group spilled out into the streets and blocked traffic in several intersections. Stu Mundel reported overhead in Sky 9. The group of protesters was described as “very large and very aggressive.”
  • Whistleblower: Cockroaches Served for Dinner at Chicago-Area VA Hospital

    04/28/2016 9:04:54 AM PDT · by sally234 · 72 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4-27-16 | Tori Richards
    A vermin infestation has overrun the kitchen of a suburban Chicago Veterans Affairs hospital and is reportedly so severe that cockroaches routinely crawl across countertops as cooks prepare meals. The insects have even found their way into patients’ food, employees say. The bug invasion has attracted the attention of a U.S. senator who is demanding to know how the VA is fixing the problem. It’s just the latest scandal at an agency rocked by allegations of abuse, incompetence and the needless deaths of veterans who wait years for medical appointments.
  • Sheriff: 'We have victims' at active crime scene at Lackland Air Force Base

    04/08/2016 7:31:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 155 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08 APR 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Law enforcement responded to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Friday on reports of an active shooter. The Bexar County Sheriff posted on Twitter about the reports at 9:50 a.m., ET. Sheriff tweet. About 25 minutes later, the same account said officials were working to clear the base's buildings. Sheriff tweet 2. Soon after, the Sheriff's account said "we have victims" at the still active scene.
  • Khamenei: Missiles are the key to Iran’s future

    It's a great time to be a despotic tyrant who threatens your neighbors. And as Khamenei knows, to be quite open about it. Who's going to do anything? Who would be enough of a fool to think that anyone with real power in Iran thought otherwise? Oh. Right. As always, beware of media characterizations that pretend this or that Iranian official is “moderate” or “more moderate” or whatever. They’re grading on a pretty radical curve when they tell you that, but it’s irrelevant at any rate. Only the mullahas have real power in Iran, and lest you have any doubt...
  • Islamic terrorist crucified a priest on Good Friday

    03/27/2016 8:54:37 PM PDT · by se99tp · 83 replies
    Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna confirmed this sad news.
  • Illegals held in vicious Framingham rape (Massachusetts)

    03/19/2016 6:14:23 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 53 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, March 19, 2016 | O’Ryan Johnson, Joe Dwinell
    Federal immigration officials are requesting detainers on four illegal aliens accused of a heinous attack on a Framingham couple in which the woman was raped and her boyfriend was beaten and threatened with death, the Herald has learned. Two of the illegals had previously been deported to Guatemala, said Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer. Elmer Diaz, 19, is charged with rape, assault with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and threatening to commit a crime. His brother, Ariel Diaz, 24, was charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, indecent assault and battery, kidnapping and witness intimidation....
  • Republicans blame Trump for climate of violence

    03/12/2016 2:22:02 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/12/2016 | ELI STOKOLS and KYLE CHENEY
    Republicans blamed Donald Trump for violence and escalating tension at his campaign events, driving rivals Marco Rubio and John Kasich to say they were no longer sure they could support the GOP front-runner should he become the nominee. “We settle our differences in this country at the ballot box, not with guns or bayonets or violence,” Rubio said Saturday after a night of chaos around a Trump event in Chicago. “You wonder if we’re headed in a different direction today where we’re no longer capable of having differences of opinion but in fact now protests become a license to take...
  • RARE BACTERIAL OUTBREAK KILLS 18, INFECTS 26 OTHERS IN WISCONSIN

    03/04/2016 5:28:14 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 04 MARCH 2016 | GILLIAN MOHNEY
    A deadly bacterial outbreak is being investigated in Wisconsin with at least 44 reported cases, killing 18 people, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The rare infection results from a naturally occurring bacteria called Elizabethkingia anophelis, which are found in soil, fresh water and reservoirs, health officials said. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, chills or redness on the skin. The outbreak has primarily affected people over the age of 65 and everyone infected had a history of at least one serious underlying health condition, according to the Department of Health Services. State and federal health officials said...
  • Systemic failures allowed man accused in motor vehicle homicide to vanish

    02/20/2016 7:02:02 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 15 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | February 20,2016 | By Todd Cooper 
and Bob Glissmann
    Sarah Root is dead. Eswin Mejia is missing. And authorities are scrambling to answer how the 19-year-old accused drunken driver went missing just days after his arrest in Root’s death. A World-Herald review of Mejia’s case shows a systemic failure — from county pretrial release staff to the county judge to federal immigration enforcement officials — to ensure that the man charged with felony motor-vehicle homicide in Root’s death would answer in court to the charge. “He’s gone,” a law enforcement official told The World-Herald. He’s gone because of a lack of communication and common sense among governmental agencies, Douglas...
  • "I'll smash this b****'s computer': student publicly threatened classmate over Trump sticker

    02/10/2016 8:03:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    A student has been condemned online after threatening to smash a classmate's computer because it had a Donald Trump sticker on it. The man, identified online as Clifford Durand, a student at St John's University, New York, posted at 10am threatening to 'smash this b**ch's computer' if his message was retweeted 7,000 times. After the message went viral, attracting more than 20,000 shares as of Wednesday evening, Durand boasted about getting into a fight with the girl, who has yet to be identified.
  • Iran Publishes Pictures of Captured U.S. Sailors Crying

    02/10/2016 6:54:30 AM PST · by don-o · 78 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/10/16 | Adam Kredo
    Iran has released new photographs in which at least one of the recently captured U.S. sailors is crying, according to a series of the pictures posted on social media. The pictures, as well as an accompanying video, were released by Iranian state-controlled news outlets and disseminated on Twitter by Iranian reporters early Wednesday. The new photographs come on the heels of another set of pictures that showed Iranian military forces detaining the U.S. sailors at gun point and forcing them to place their hands upon their heads while kneeling on a ship.
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/07/2016 5:35:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 199 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/7/16 | Rowan Scarboroug
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.” It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.” The Pentagon defines
  • If Russia Started a War in the Baltics, NATO Would Lose — Quickly

    02/03/2016 12:11:55 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 84 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Dan De Luce
    If Russia Started a War in the Baltics, NATO Would Lose — Quickly War games show NATO’s eastern flank is vulnerable. To deter Moscow, the United States will need to deploy heavy armor on a large scale, a new study says. By Dan De Luce February 3, 2016 If Russian tanks and troops rolled into the Baltics tomorrow, outgunned and outnumbered NATO forces would be overrun in under three days. That’s the sobering conclusion of war games carried out by a think tank with American military officers and civilian officials. “The games’ findings are unambiguous: As currently postured, NATO cannot...
  • Iran Threatens US: We Have Even More Embarrassing Footage of Your Captured Sailors, You Know

    02/02/2016 1:59:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    If Secretary of State John Kerry was 'very angry' after Iran released footage of the 10 U.S. sailors who were captured last month, he's going to be outraged if the Islamic Republic publicizes even more images, which the country has promised are "100 times more embarrass[ing]." A day after receiving an award from Iran's supreme leader for detaining the American sailors, Sardar Fadavi, head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy,addressed Iranian lawmakers about the incident, telling them his personnel had collected information from the sailors' laptops and cell phones that had not yet been released, in addition to more...
  • Does ISIS Have Nukes?

    01/31/2016 6:46:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Director Blue ^ | January 31, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The following video and text don't supply an answer to that question. The author of the text (which is in German) is purportedly a former member of the Islamic State who wants to warn the West that ISIS possesses four nuclear devices, and plans to use them against the United States, Russia, France, and Germany. What he says may well be a hoax, or more specifically, deliberately planted disinformation to achieve particular political ends. I can think of several Great Powers who would find it useful to disseminate the fiction that ISIS is ready to use nuclear weapons. However, it...
  • WH: Clinton Won't Be Indicted 'Based On What We Know'

    01/29/2016 5:52:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 107 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January29,2016 | DANIEL HALPER
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today that "based on what we know" it does not look like Hillary Clinton will be indicted. Earnest made the remarks the White House podium. A reporter asked, "Can you say with certainty and confidence that Secretary Clinton will not be indicted because of this email scandal "That will be a decision made by the Department of Justice and prosecutors over there," said Earnest. "What I know that some officials over there have said is that she is not a target of the investigation. So that does not seem to be the direction that...
  • Americans missing in Baghdad kidnapped by Iran-backed militia: 4 sources

    01/19/2016 12:21:00 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 19, 2016
    Three U.S. citizens who disappeared last week in Baghdad were kidnapped and are being held by an Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia, two Iraqi intelligence and two U.S. government sources said on Tuesday. The U.S. sources said Washington had no reason to believe Tehran was involved in the kidnapping and does not believe the trio are being held in Iran, which borders Iraq. "They were abducted because they are Americans, not for personal or financial reasons," one of the Iraqi intelligence sources in Baghdad said.
  • Iranian Military Removed SIM Cards from American Sailors' Phones

    01/19/2016 2:24:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/18/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    Iranian military personnel likely removed two SIM cards from phones belonging to the 10 American sailors who were detained by Iran overnight last week, the Pentagon said. The latest revelations in the circumstances surrounding the U.S. sailors' detention last Tuesday came in the first public account of the events released by the U.S. Central Command Monday. "A post-recovery inventory of the boats found that all weapons, ammunition, and communication gear are accounted for minus two SIM cards that appear to have been removed from two handheld satellite phones," Central Command said in the release.
  • Report: Three Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

    01/18/2016 12:17:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Three Americans have been kidnapped in Baghdad by "militias," according to Arab news channel Al Arabiya, citing its own sources. The State Department said it is aware of the report and is working with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans. Officials, however, would not confirm that anyone been kidnapped. "We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement to The Hill. "The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority, he continued. "We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to...
  • BREAKING: AMERICANS MISSING, FEARED KIDNAPPED IN IRAQ

    01/17/2016 3:03:36 PM PST · by TBBT · 42 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/17/16 | soopermexican
    This is really bad. From the Associated Press: BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad confirms that “several” Americans are missing in Iraq after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said Sunday that “We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans.” His comments came after the Arab news channel, al-Arabiya, citing its own sources, reported that three Americans had been kidnapped by militias in Baghdad. The incident comes after a week that has seen a deterioration of security in and around...
  • Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

    01/12/2016 1:10:00 PM PST · by Crazieman · 154 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | 1/12/2016 | Lolita Baldor
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it briefly lost contact with two small Navy craft in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday but has received assurances from Iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook tells The Associated Press that the boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the US lost contact with them. Cook says, "We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly."
  • Rescue Interrupted (Benghazi, Attkisson, video)

    01/10/2016 8:49:59 PM PST · by TigersEye · 82 replies
    Full Measure News ^ | January 10th 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    An email hidden from public view for three years reveals a rescue attempt was interrupted. The military offered to deploy Special Forces to Benghazi during the assault, long before the attackers killed CIA contractors and former Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Ty Woods. Three and a half hours into the eight-hour long siege, the military's Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash emails top State Department officials: "we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak. They include a SOF [Special Operations Forces] element that was in Croatia."
  • Officer Hit By Rock During Altercation With Teens Near Towson Mall

    12/27/2015 10:54:33 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 41 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | CBS News
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) -- The area around Dulaney Valley Road in Towson is briefly blocked off. Police say a group of teenagers began throwing rocks at officers near the Towson Town Center. It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday night. At least one officer was hit by a rock, but did not need medical attention. Dozens of officers responded to the scene. Police say no one was arrested. Cell phone video appears to show a teen wrestling with an officer, before being brought to the ground. It's unclear at this time what started the altercation. The area has since been reopened.
  • Multiple disturbances forces Mall St. Matthews to close early (Louisville KY)

    12/26/2015 9:13:59 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 56 replies
    WLKY TV ^ | December 26 | Anna-Lysa Gayle
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Mall St. Matthews was supposed to close at 10 p.m. Saturday for holiday shoppers, but instead it closed more than hour before due to what some may describe as a riot. “We started heading towards the exit and we saw larger numbers of teenagers and they started kind of running and congregating in one area, and then all the police, all the security started running that direction and then we decided it's time to head the other direction," said Chuck Hibbs.
  • Iranian Cyberattacks Expose Alarming New Risks; Is Obama Paying Attention?

    12/23/2015 4:03:47 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/22/2015 | Staff
    Cyberwars: Three recent news items are a stark reminder that the U.S. is under increasing global cyberattacks. And it should be a loud warning to the Obama administration that we're losing this war.