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  • Fort Hood shooting survivor questions handling of case 10 years after massacre

    11/05/2019 3:14:14 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/2019 | David Montanaro
    Hasan has remained on death row for seven years and counting. Manning said he hopes "justice gets served" but realizes Hasan may never be executed. ... When it came to Hasan, Manning said, there was a double standard. Hasan wrote emails to radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki seeking advice on reconciling his Muslim faith with serving in the Army. This fact was known to the FBI. “You could lose your security clearance in the Army for having bad credit and be kicked out of the Army. But you can't lose your security clearance for talking to a member of Al...
  • Report: Al Qaeda Declares War on Islamic State

    12/01/2015 7:33:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 30, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Al Qaeda terrorists reportedly declared war on the Islamic State Monday following a “dispute” between the groups over a prisoner exchange with the Lebanese army. The two competing terror organizations are at odds with one another, with clashes erupting along the Syrian and Lebanese borders, Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency reported, citing “sources.”
  • Senate to release report on Bush interrogation techniques and policies (11am release)

    12/09/2014 4:09:07 AM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 5:19 AM EST, Tue December 9, 2014 | Ed Payne and Evan Perez
    U.S. Marines are on high alert. So are the CIA and the White House for that matter. Politicians on both sides of the aisle also are ready to enter the fray. All the fuss is over the Senate Intelligence Committee's $50 million investigation of Bush-era CIA interrogation tactics on detainees in the years following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The long-delayed report on the use of torture - "enhanced interrogation techniques" - by the U.S. government is expected to be released Tuesday morning. This won't be a full disclosure, but the report's 480-page executive summary. There will also be...
  • White House: Proper security precautions taken in advance of Senate torture report

    12/08/2014 11:22:45 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 8, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Obama administration officials said Monday the “necessary precautions” have been taken at U.S. facilities around the world in preparation for the looming release of a Senate report on the alleged use of torture by the CIA. White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters the president strongly supports the release of the declassified support, but that the administration also recognizes the document could spark outrage and may put American interests across the globe in danger. The report is expected to be released Tuesday. It likely will include bombshell details of CIA practices during the war on terror. While the White...
  • Blackwater jurors granted request to watch video (8th week of jury deliberations)

    10/20/2014 1:07:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Jurors deliberating the fate of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens were granted a request to watch a videotape showing the aftermath of the violence.</p> <p>Monday was the 25th day of deliberations by the jury of eight women and four men. They asked to see the tape, which had been shown during the trial.</p>
  • Remembering USS Cole attack, 14 years later (Nashiri still awaiting trial in Guantanamo)

    10/10/2014 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    13 News Now ^ | 6:28 p.m. EDT October 8, 2014 | Mike Gooding
    NORFOLK--Fourteen years after al Qaida suicide bombers attacked the USS Cole, shipmates, friends and families of the fallen sailors will come together to remember. A private ceremony is planned Sunday at Naval Station Norfolk. It was October, 12, 2000, when the guided missile destroyer was refueling at the Port of Aden, Yemen, when terrorists blew a 40 x 40-foot hole in the ship's hull, killing 17 crew members. Former Cole sailor Anthony VanCampen served as ship's bugler then. He plans to play "Taps" at this weekend's memorial service. "The biggest thing for me is that somebody has to tell the...
  • US State Dept.: Iraq Debacle was Biden’s 'Portfolio'

    10/07/2014 9:07:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/2014, 7:36 PM | Mark Langfan
    Jen Psaki says Biden was 'running point on Iraq' in apparent attempt to shift blame from Obama for ISIS debacle. At the daily State Department briefing on Friday, the blame-game over the Obama policy catastrophes of Iraq and Syria seems to have gone super-nova, when Jen Psaki, the State Department Spokesperson, appeared to insulate President Barack Obama, and directly indict Vice President Joe Biden over the debacle, by claiming the 2009-2011 Iraq total withdrawal “was the Vice President’s portfolio.” In a peppery questioning of Spokesperson Psaki by a reporter, the reporter constantly interjected “So it’s his [Biden’s] fault,” and Psaki...
  • Jurors’ Note Hints at Conviction in Blackwater Case (NY Slimes reading tea leaves)

    10/01/2014 10:59:53 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 1, 2014 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — Jurors who have for weeks been deliberating in the murder and manslaughter case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors passed a note to the judge on Wednesday that suggested they were leaning toward conviction on at least some counts. In their note, jurors asked whether the firearm charge applies to defendants convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors are seeking convictions for voluntary manslaughter. The note suggests that, at least for some of the counts, jurors are leaning toward convicting, but for the lesser charge. Manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 15 years per count, or up to...
  • Obama: Al Qaeda is on the run - (Flashback)

    09/30/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 26, 2013 | LSUDVM
    Last year a recurring theme in Obama's campaign was that Al Qaeda was on the run or similar. Variants include Al Qaeda was decimated or they were on the path to defeat. So if that is the case then how did Al Qaeda break out some 500 members from two Iraqi prisons. Al Qaeda is most definitely on the run as Obama wanted the sheeple to believe Somalia, Iraq and Syria just to name 3.
  • Blackwater Jury's Lengthy Talks Bode Well For Defense

    09/28/2014 5:07:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Law 360 ^ | September 25, 2014, 7:11 PM ET | Erica Teichert
    Washington -- Jurors in the murder and manslaughter trial of four Blackwater Worldwide security guards concluded their 15th day of deliberations on Thursday with no verdict in sight, showing that the group of 12 is painstakingly considering the issues of the complex case, which may work in the defense's favor, experts say. For 10 weeks, the Blackwater jury heard testimony alleging that Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and some other members of Blackwater's Raven 23 convoy fired shots in Baghdad's Nisour Square on Sept. 16, 2007, killing 14 Iraqis and injuring 18 others. But the 12-person jury...
  • Al Qaeda’s 9/11 anniversary attacks ready to go. New undetectable explosive may be used

    09/02/2014 3:16:56 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | September 2, 2014, 9:40 PM (IDT)
    Credible information has reached Saudi, British and Australian agencies that two al Qaeda branches – IS in Iraq and Syria and AQAP at its base in Yemen - have wrapped up plans to roll out coordinated terrorist spectaculars around the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2011 attacks on New York and Washington. According to DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources, they are preparing to strike simultaneously in the Middle East and a West European city. Next, they will go for US targets in the Middle East and Europe. In the estimate of Islamist experts, the IS and AQAP have decided to delay...
  • Fierce fighting between Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria kills 62 fighters (Qaeda vs Qaeda)

    05/04/2014 8:10:19 AM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 16 replies
    Hamilton Spectator ^ | May 4, 2014 | Barbara Surk
    BEIRUT - Heavy fighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria killed 62 fighters and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes, activists said Sunday. Meanwhile, talks continued over allowing rebels to leave the besieged Old City in Homs. Rebels from the al-Qaida breakaway group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and fighters of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front have fought each other for months over territory they previously captured together from President Bashar Assad's forces. The rebel-on-rebel violence has raged in the north along the Turkish border that opposition fighters have controlled since a...
  • (VIDEO) McCain Slammed At Town Hall: "Why Is My Money Funding Al Qaeda In Syria?"

    10/27/2013 9:52:44 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-24-2013 | 68Truthseeker
    (VIDEO) Senator McCain gets hit hard at a Phoenix town hall meeting. After 5 seconds, Click to 'Skip The Ad.'
  • Free Syrian Army commander celebrates victory with al Qaeda affiliate

    08/13/2013 4:50:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    long war journal ^ | 8/10/13 | Bill Roggio
    « CNN on al Qaeda's 'encrypted messaging system' | Main | Bloomberg News on Zawahiri's communications » Link lwj-print-icon-2.jpg Comments (3) ShareThis Free Syrian Army commander celebrates victory with al Qaeda affiliate By Bill RoggioAugust 10, 2013 10:38 AM In this New York Times article on the influx of foreign fighters into Syria (more than 6,000 foreign fighters are now estimated to be fighting with jihadist groups) is a report of a Free Syrian Army commander celebrating the capture of the Minnigh airport in Aleppo with a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al Qaeda...
  • Al Qaeda isn’t going away soon [Op-Ed]

    08/07/2013 11:33:44 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Mayuri Mukherjee
    The ‘Syria problem' is playing out in other post-Arab Spring countries, from Libya to Tunisia and Egypt, where the space vacated by despotic regimes has been taken over by Islamic militants. Terror organisations have a ready platform In May, US President Barack Obama said that he was hoping to “refine and repeal” the mandate that he got from the Congress to fight the war on terror against Al Qaeda and its affiliates, as the core group was on the “path to defeat” and “this war, like all wars, must end”. Less than three months later, he has evacuated the US...
  • America falls for Taliban trap

    06/29/2013 8:50:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Sushant Sareen
    With the US being too eager to hold talks with the Taliban, which opened their political office in Qatar recently, it’s now official that America's much-hyped war on terror is all but over. What does it mean for Afghanistan and the rest of the world, particularly India? With the 2014 deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan fast approaching and the International Security Assistance Force’s military effort unable to break the back of the Taliban insurgency, the US appears to have concluded (one daresay wrongly) that it has run out of options for effecting a responsible and honourable exit from the Afghan...
  • Obama is arming a group that executed a 14 year old boy for insulting Islam [Vanity]

    06/13/2013 4:50:02 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 35 replies
    June 13, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Just thought I'd call Obama's arming Syrian rebels for what it REALLY is; America training and arming terrorists who've committed atrocities just as bad as those committed against them. When evil fights evil, we should just let them kill each other! There is no 'good guy' in this fight and we should stay OUT of it. Obama is arming Al Qaeda. Why is America doing this, to help spread the Caliphate? To further the reach of Sharia Law?
  • ISI engaged in helping Taliban: Former CIA Official

    06/06/2013 4:05:59 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Photo: Bruce Reidel said, "The army has provided safe haven, arms, expertise and other help to Taliban. It briefly pretended to abandon Taliban to avoid American anger in 2001 misleading George W Bush." (Reuters) Washington - As the US prepares to leave Afghanistan, Pakistani spy agency ISI is engaged in helping Taliban, a terrorist outfit which the intelligence agency has been helping for more than two decades now, a top American expert on South Asian affairs has said. "For twenty years Pakistan's army, the real power broker in the country, has backed the Afghan Taliban. It helped create the Taliban's...
  • Al Qaeda magazine on pressure cookers: ‘Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom’

    04/16/2013 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washigton Times ^ | 4/16/13 | ap
    CAIRO — Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers, a version of which was used in the Boston Marathon bombings, have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one, urging “lone jihadis” to act on their own to carry out attacks. President Barack Obama underlined Tuesday that investigators do not know if the twin bombing the day before that killed three people and wounded more than 170 was carried out by an international organization, a domestic group or a “malevolent individual.” There has been...
  • Yet another mess in the making in Mali? [Op-Ed]

    01/15/2013 10:09:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Gwynne Dyer
    Nobody would like to know the answer to that more than the French. But they must keep the Afghanistan example in mind Those days are over,” said France’s President Francois Hollande last month, when asked if French forces would intervene in the war between Islamist insurgents who have seized the northern half of Mali and the Government in Bamako. But the days in question weren't over for very long. Last Friday France sent a squadron of fighter-bombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking over the capital. “We are making air raids the whole time”,...