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  • Sheriffs sound off on Islamic 'terror camps' in U.S.

    01/21/2015 7:57:15 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 36 replies
    WND ^ | January 20, 2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    John W. Gaissert, the police chief of Commerce, Georgia, near the MOA camp in Franklin County, is a retired Navy commander who has spent a career in law enforcement, working directly on military and civilian counter-terrorism issues. Gaissert was a security consultant for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and also testified in 2010 to a U.S. House Subcommittee on Intelligence. He believes it would be a mistake to dismiss Jamaat Fuqra and Muslims of America as merely pietistic Muslims trying to live in peace out in the countryside. “Their spiritual mentor is Sheikh Gilani and his concept is to...
  • Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After Terror Attack'

    05/22/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 103 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:31pm UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013 | sky news
    A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as "truly shocking". Sky sources understand that senior police officers believe the killing was likely to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack. Dozens of weapons - including a number of knives - and pools of blood could be seen on the ground, where a...
  • Ex-Navy Seal Launches Anti-Obama Super PAC

    08/03/2012 6:39:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 03 Aug 2012 05:59 PM | David A. Patten
    It sounds like a plot out of an espionage thriller: An elite group of special-forces soldiers goes rogue, vowing to stop a politically ambitious president. In reality, a group of former special-operations warriors in fact has precisely that goal in mind. And to accomplish their aim, they have created their own super PAC. Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL Commander and Republican state senator from Montana, has announced the formation of a new Special Operations for America PAC. He told Newsmax in an exclusive interview that the PAC is dedicated to supporting a strong military, and hopes to give the...
  • Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives

    04/16/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:50PM BST 16 Apr 2012 | By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires
    President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name. Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave"...
  • General Reveals that Obama Ignored Military's Advice on Afghanistan

    06/29/2011 2:00:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    TWS ^ | June 28, 2011 | Stephen Hayes
    Lieutenant General John Allen told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the Afghanistan decision President Obama announced last week was not among the range of options the military provided to the commander in chief. Allen’s testimony directly contradicts claims from senior Obama administration officials from a background briefing before the president’s announcement. In response to questioning from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Allen testified that Obama’s decision on the pace and size of Afghanistan withdrawals was “a more aggressive option than that which was presented.” Graham pressed him. “My question is: Was that a option?” Allen: “It was not.” Allen's...
  • Obama: A lot of the 'fuss' over Libya is politics

    06/29/2011 12:49:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed the congressional criticism of his decision to wage war against Libya as political and argued that any sign of support from Washington for strongman Moammar Gadhafi makes no sense. Pushing back against Republicans and Democrats, Obama defended his decision to order U.S. military action more than three months ago and insisted he had not violated the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which requires congressional authorization within 60 days of the first military strikes. The president claims Americans supporting the NATO-led operation are not engaged in full-blown hostilities, making congressional consent unnecessary.
  • Obama News Conference (Hussein Worship Today, 11:30am EDT)

    06/29/2011 6:52:04 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 220 replies
    Hotlanta Urinal-Constipation ^ | 6/28/11 | Jamie Dupree
    ...Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday morning at 11:30am EDT, giving reporters the chance to ask....
  • Obama's Libya debacle

    06/09/2011 12:00:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    President Obama is in deep water, well over his head, in the misbegotten Libya adventure into which he dragged America. His public statements reveal the degree of the debacle.On the 18th of March 2011, ABC News reported: President Obama told a bi-partisan group of members of Congress today that he expects the U.S. would be actively involved in any military action against Libya for "days, not weeks" after which he said the U.S. would take more of a supporting role. Later in the same week in Brazil per MSNBC: He portrayed the relatively limited U.S. role as a cost-saving measure...
  • Leftist SOA Watch Protest Dwindles at Fort Benning

    11/25/2010 8:04:56 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 2 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11-25-10 | TFP Student Action
    Anniversaries are normally festive occasions. But the general mood at the 20th annual School of the Americas (SOA) Watch protest at Fort Benning, Georgia was closer to a death knell than a milestone. It used to be a significant event of the Catholic Left. At its height a few years ago, more than 15,000 gathered to protest the School of the Americas, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC).The event still attracts a broad cross-section of leftist, dissident Catholic groups and causes, from drug legalization, abortion, and homosexual “marriage” to Liberation Theology and women’s ordination. However, the...
  • Soldier: Dying woman at Fort Hood cried 'My baby!'

    10/18/2010 6:42:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 72 replies · 4+ views
    FORT HOOD, Texas — A pregnant soldier shot during a rampage at a Texas Army post last year cried out, "My baby! My baby!" as others crawled under desks, dodged bullets that pierced walls and rushed to help their bleeding comrades, a military court heard Monday. A soldier had just told Spc. Jonathan Sims that she was expecting a baby and was preparing to go home, when the first volley of gunfire rang out Nov. 5 in a Fort Hood building where soldiers get medical tests before and after deploying.
  • Soldier says ordered to delete Fort Hood videos

    10/15/2010 9:35:23 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 110 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 10-15-2010
    FORT HOOD, Texas – A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday. Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles told an Article 32 hearing that his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the two videos on Nov. 5, the same day that a gunman unleashed a volley of bullets inside a processing center at the Texas Army post. The footage could have been vital evidence at the military hearing to decide if Maj. Nidal Hasan should...
  • Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan to fellow military doctors: “We love death more then (sic) you love life!

    09/08/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/8/10 | Michelle Malkin
    I want to see the whole thing. Every American should demand to see the whole damned thing. And then you need to demand to know the names of every higher-ups in the military and the government who read or saw this thing and did nothing about it. I’m talking about the chilling slide presentation that Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan gave at Walter Reed Hospital while a senior-year psych resident in June 2007. The Washington Post publishes details of the slide presentation, though not the original document itself. [Update: Good! WaPo publishes the full slide presentation here.] Goodbye, “Do no...
  • Obama: Tee-ing off nation, 1 Sunday at a time

    08/23/2010 1:55:26 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 23, 2010 | Gayle Fee & Laura Raposa
    EDGARTOWN - Another Sunday, another missed opportunity for President Obama to prove to America he’s not a Muslim. But instead of attending church services at one of the dozens and dozens of quaint, island Christian churches yesterday morning, the commander in chief hit Our Lady of the Fairways, aka the Vineyard Golf Club, yet again, to play 18. -snip- The president’s handlers have said Obama doesn’t attend services regularly because he doesn’t want to be “hugely disruptive to congregations.” This is apparently not an issue on the golf course.
  • Pentagon Issues Final Fort Hood Review

    08/20/2010 1:14:25 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 47 replies · 1+ views
    KWTX ^ | Aug. 20, 2010 | Staff
    The Department of Defense Friday released its final review of recommendations from an independent report ordered in the wake of the deadly Nov. 5, 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded. Read The Final Fort Hood Review [at link] The independent report was released in January and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said then it "raises serious questions" about the military's ability to cope with security threats within its ranks. Read The Full Report [at link] The Pentagon said Friday it will place a priority on implanting recommendations that...
  • Terror - and Candor

    07/02/2010 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/2/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Fort Hood shooter, the Christmas Day bomber, the Times Square attacker. On May 13, the following exchange occurred at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee: Rep. Lamar Smith (R.,Texas): Do you feel that these individuals might have been incited to take the actions that they did because of radical Islam? Attorney General Eric Holder: There are a variety of reasons why I think people have taken these actions. . . . Smith: Okay, but radical Islam could have been one of the reasons? Holder: There are a variety of reasons why people— Smith: But was radical Islam one...
  • Obama Lays Groundwork for Amnesty EO

    07/01/2010 10:50:38 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 31 replies ^ | 7/1/10 | Joy Tiz
    Being an American is not a matter of blood or birth, it’s a matter of faith. -Barack Obama American citizenship, according to the President, is merely a matter of “faith”. We can do away with that cumbersome birthright and documentation foolishness. As asinine as his comment was, there is little ambiguity–a mere wave of Obama’s magical Wand of Faith makes us all “Americans”. At least for the purposes of voter registration. This kind if meaningless twaddle is meant to desensitize the masses to the very real possibility of an executive order granting amnesty to illegal aliens. On its face, the...
  • Weathering the approaching storm [Turkish- Israeli War?]

    06/18/2010 8:19:56 AM PDT · by HearMe · 13 replies · 568+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/18/2010 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Column One: Weathering the approaching storm By CAROLINE B. GLICK 18/06/2010 Israel is endangered today as it has never been before. Israel is endangered today as it has never been before. The Turkish-Hamas flotilla two weeks ago precipitated a number of dangerous developments. Rather than attend to all of them, Israel’s leadership is devoting itself almost exclusively to contending with the least dangerous among them while ignoring the emerging threats with the potential to lead us to great calamities. Since the Navy’s lethal takeover of the Mavi Marmara, Israel has been stood before an international diplomatic firing squad led by...
  • Holder: Taliban Behind Times Square Attack (Won’t Discuss Why Team Obama Took Him Off Terror List)

    05/09/2010 9:20:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies · 1,535+ views
    gateway pundit ^ | May 9, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Eric Holder today admitted that the Taliban was behind the attempted bombing in Times Square by Faisal Shahzad. The Political Punch reported: In his first Sunday morning interview, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week. “We’ve now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Holder said on “This Week.” “We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it. And that he was working at their direction.” Of course Holder was not asked why Faisal Shahzad was...
  • Major Revelation on Times Square Bomber Reveals Failures in Obama Anti-Terrorism

    05/07/2010 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 17 replies · 805+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/6/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Times Square bomber has direct ties to the Fort Hood massacre--the terrorist attack on U.S. soil which killed American servicemen and women and which the Pentagon refuses to acknowledge as a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists. In a new revelation yesterday, it turns out that the perpetrator of the failed Times Square attack had the very same Muslim imam as Major Hasan, the Fort Hood jihadist. The imam is the infamous Anwar al-Awlaki who served as a spiritual adviser to at least 3 of the hijackers who attacked the United States on 9/11. This is the same imam who...
  • Confirmed: NYC Bomber Not Linked to Tea Party

    05/04/2010 9:34:28 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 28 replies · 919+ views ^ | 5/4/10 | Joy Tiz
    The mainstream media was dealt a devastating blow yesterday with the news that Times Square car bomber, Faisal Shahzad was not, as most of the fossilizing media had feverishly hoped, linked to the Tea Party movement. NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg hypothesized the bomber was expressing opposition to ObamaCare. Had he been right, capturing the terrorist would have been a daunting task indeed as two thirds of population hates ObamaCare. State controlled media fixates on the crudeness of the bomb— “experts” obsess over the bomber’s lack of “trade craft.” Shahzad obviously was not an adequately trained member of al Qaeda Local...
  • BREAKING NEWS: U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent arrested in connection with NYC bomb attempt

    05/03/2010 9:19:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 523 replies · 13,477+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5-4-2010 | MSNBC
    Breaking Headline on MSNBC Suspect in Times Square car bomb case has been arrested; identified as Shahzad Faisal - NBC News
  • Arena Digest: Will the Familiar Post-Sept. 11 Partisanship Soon Break Out?

    05/04/2010 4:42:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies · 1,690+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/3/2010 | Politico
    Christine Pelosi, attorney, author and Democratic activist This is what a terrorist can look like: a balding white man in his 40s. Thanks to an alert street vendor and an NYPD officer who ushered in local and federal law enforcement, the Times Square would-be bomber was a bust. So far. They saw the parked car, engine running, hazards blinking, driver departing — in other words, they profiled behavior, not people. Take note, Arizona. Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, professor, Washington and Lee University I think the politics of this incident will turn heavily on who is found to be responsible. If, as...
  • Times Square bomb suspect arrested 'at last second' (Has he been Mirandized and is he talking?)

    05/04/2010 4:02:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 51 replies · 1,583+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/4/2010 | cnn
    A naturalized American citizen from Pakistan arrested overnight in the Times Square bombing investigation will appear in a Manhattan federal courtroom Tuesday morning to face formal charges in the case. Faisal Shahzad, 30, was on board an Emirates Airlines plane at JFK International Airport when he was taken into custody, law enforcement officials said. A law enforcement official told CNN Shahzad's final destination was Pakistan. Authorities removed three passengers from the Dubai-bound flight late Monday, according to a spokesman for the airline, but two were allowed back on board, officials said. Shahzad was arrested at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Attorney General...
  • Obama Admin Blows It Again? Person of Interest in Times Square Bombing "Familiar" to Investigators

    05/03/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 95 replies · 3,678+ views
    Monday, May, 3, 2010 | Kristinn
    CBS News is reporting the Pakistani-American allegedly tied by forensic evidence to the Times Square bombing attempt last Saturday is "familiar" to the Obama administration:A source told CBS News that investigators are looking at a possible suspect, a Pakistani American, in the botched car bombing incident near Times Square. The source said forensic evidence uncovered in the vehicle led them to a Middle Eastern man’s name that was familiar to counter terrorism investigators.Fox News reported the Obama administration knows the person of interest recently returned from Pakistan:Federal authorities have identified a person of interest in Saturday night's Times Square bomb...
  • Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists'

    04/30/2010 6:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 643+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | April 30, 2010 | Mark Alexander
    Publisher's Note: This is neither a retraction nor correction, but supplemental information regarding my essay, Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists.' I was contacted by senior Command staff at Ft. Knox on the afternoon of the date of publication. They confirmed that there was a security exercise at Ft. Knox this week, and that an officer in the security loop altered the scenario "in order to make it more realistic." The fact that any officer would associate Tea Party folks with "white supremacists" armed with "military grade weapons" and "bomb making components," and believe that association would make this scenario...
  • Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists'

    04/29/2010 1:26:31 PM PDT · by Hypo · 65 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | April 29, 2010 | Mark Alexander
    Army Preps for Tea Party 'Terrorists' By Mark Alexander · Thursday, April 29, 2010 "The duty imposed upon [the president] to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will 'preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.' The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence, or defence; for the redress of grievances, or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the...
  • Pentagon offers partial response to Fort Hood subpoenas

    04/28/2010 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 28, 2010 | By Leo Shane III and Jeff Schogol
    WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials on Tuesday agreed to release some documents subpoenaed by the Senate Homeland Security Committee but still refuse to send witnesses to testify about the soldier accused in last fall’s deadly shooting at Fort Hood. Leslie Phillips, spokeswoman for the committee, in an e-mail called the decision “an affront to Congress’s Constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight” and said that committee chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., is weighing further legal action. But lawmakers may be limited in what they can do to force the Pentagon to comply with the subpoena, according to legal experts. At issue is...
  • Obama's lawbreaking Pentagon

    04/28/2010 9:15:12 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 826+ views
    gouverneurtimes ^ | April 28, 2010 | James Jay Carafano, Ph.D
    President Obama's push for health care raised more than a few hackles, including the ire of 19 state attorneys general. "On behalf of the residents in Florida, and the states joining our efforts," declared Bill McCollum, who is spearheading one of the lawsuits, "we are committed to aggressively pursuing this lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary to prevent this unprecedented expansion of federal powers, impact upon state sovereignty and encroachment on our freedom." Questioning the constitutionality of Obamacare raises another question: Is flouting the law a pattern for how the president plans to govern? By law, the Pentagon...
  • Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents

    04/28/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 94 replies · 3,858+ views
    Washington Post Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.
  • Pentagon stonewall

    04/25/2010 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 571+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2010 | Editorial
    What and when did US Army brass know about Maj. Nidal Hassan’s extremist views and his ties to a key jihadist cleric — and why didn’t they act before he gunned down 13 soldiers at Fort Hood six months ago? It’s a simple question — and a very significant one, to boot. But neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department wants that information made public. Which is why the two top senators on the Homeland Security Committee — Joe Lieberman (I/D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) — have subpoenaed stonewalling Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder. “We have...
  • U.S. Won't Share Ft Hood Evidence With Senate - Gates

    04/17/2010 5:50:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies · 1,527+ views
    Reuters / NY Times ^ | April 16, 2010
    The Obama administration, facing a subpoena threat from Congress, will not share information that could compromise its prosecution of the suspected gunman in last year's Fort Hood shooting, Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday. Two U.S. senators vowed on Thursday to subpoena the Obama administration next week unless it produces information sought in a congressional investigation of last year's rampage at the Texas military base, which killed 13 soldiers. They said the Justice and Defence departments had until Monday to provide the information or face legal action. Gates, speaking to reporters after attending a Caribbean security conference in Barbados,...
  • Ft. Hood suspect apparently being moved to jail

    03/31/2010 10:34:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 753+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 1, 2010
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Army officer accused in the Fort Hood shooting rampage is apparently being moved from a hospital to jail. An attorney for Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') says doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio gave Hasan a "discharge physical" Wednesday evening.
  • Obama’s Disgraceful Conduct Toward Israel

    03/26/2010 4:24:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 587+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | -- | P. David Hornik
    On Wednesday night in Washington Israeli and American officials worked feverishly—but failed—to produce a document stating Israel’s commitments regarding proximity talks with the Palestinian Authority. The U.S. was reportedly supposed to take the document to the Palestinians and then to the Arab League meeting in Tripoli, Libya, this weekend.Days earlier Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had outlined such commitments in a letter to secretary of state Hillary Clinton. It was deemed insufficient and, in Washington, President Barack Obama sent Netanyahu and his accompanying officials back to the drawing board. According to one report, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman advised Netanyahu not...
  • BARACK OBAMA'S INTIFADA, The Sand Blinding Obama's Vision

    03/24/2010 4:46:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 338+ views ^ | March 22, 2010 | Halli Casser-Jayne
    America's brotherly love for Israel has turned into more than just a siblings spat. It is a down and out casting off of a family member, thanks to President Barack Obama. There has been much questioning of Mr. Obama’s true feelings and commitment for the security of the State of Israel, the longtime ally of the United States. There are those who think that because Mr. Obama spent a crucial part of his childhood in a Muslim country that his sympathies lie with Islam. There are others who say that because of his African-American heritage, he has an aversion to...
  • Israel's New Enemy: America?

    03/18/2010 4:52:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 343+ views ^ | March 18, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    "Enemy: "a person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent." -- Despite Vice President Joe Biden's recent pledge of unswerving fidelity to Israel during his recent visit there, the rhetoric and pressure directed by the Obama administration against the only fully functioning democracy in the Middle East more accurately resembles the behavior of an enemy. Increasingly under this administration -- but also present in Republican administrations -- America's policy toward Israel is full of "harmful designs" and "antagonistic activities." The intentions may not be deliberate, but the...
  • Fort Hood lawyer blogs again, despite gag order, on injustices in case against Major Nidal Hasan

    03/13/2010 3:49:39 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 654+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 13th, 2010 | Aleksandra Kulczuga
    Following a two-week absence, the Fort Hood attorney was back at it Friday despite a gag order, blogging on the perceived injustices suffered by his defense team in defending Major Nidal Hasan, the man charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people. Galligan was put under partial gag order, but is adamant that his public comments don’t violate any ethical or legal rules. In the latest post, he argues that his client was denied a “mitigation expert” — a key part of defending someone charged with a capital crime. Galligan explained that in order to push for the death penalty,...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama to Speak on the State of the Terrorism Sham Wow (4:30 P.M. EST 1/07/10)

    01/07/2010 11:51:06 AM PST · by kristinn · 490 replies · 16,556+ views
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>He's tanned, he's rested and he's back in love with the cameras!</p> <p>For the third day in a row since returning from his Christmas/New Year's vacation, Barack 'can't I just eat my waffles' Obama is appearing before the cameras to speak to the American people.</p>
  • The Consequences of Obama: Terrorism is Back

    01/07/2010 4:45:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 749+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-7-10 | Dick Morris
    Rev. Jeremiah Wright said that the “chickens came home to roost” on 9-11. He was wrong. But they have now, indeed, come home to roost as we witness the results of the unilateral disarmament President Obama has practiced in the war on terror. Beset once more by terrorism on our soil and in our airspace, we find ourselves suddenly overmatched by those who the Bush Administration kept away from our shores for seven years. This new onset of terrorism is not the product of any change in the international environment or some new “systemic” flaw in our intelligence operations. It...
  • Penetration Even At The Pentagon: Muslim Spies Setting Muslim Policy

    01/03/2010 2:57:10 PM PST · by starczar66 · 12 replies · 1,311+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/17/09 | Paul Sperry
    The internal threat from Muslim extremists in the military extends to high-level Defense Department aides who have undermined military policy. In fact, one top Muslim adviser pushed out an intelligence analyst who warned of the sudden jihad syndrome that led to the Fort Hood terrorist attack...
  • Some Dems Want Gitmo-To-Yemen Transfers Stopped (but Obama adviser says transfers to go forward)

    01/03/2010 12:43:27 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 469+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 1/3/2010 | AP
    Some Democratic lawmakers who support closing Guantanamo Bay say the U.S. should reconsider whether to repatriate suspected terrorists from Yemen, given the al-Qaida activity in the poor Arab nation. President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday the transfers will continue if the administration deems them warranted. Six Yemenis returned last month were released after the government there determined they were not a threat, officials in Yemen told The Associated Press. President Barack Obama has said an al-Qaida group operating in Yemen apparently was behind the plot to bring down a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day. The U.S....
  • White House advisor briefed on 'underwear bomb' in October

    01/03/2010 10:30:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 562+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2010 | Rick Moran
    Newsweek follows up its story on Obama being informed of a Christmas terror plot with the story that White House counterterrorism advisor John Brennan being briefed about the kind of bomb used during the holiday attack: White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan was briefed in October on an assassination attempt by Al Qaeda that investigators now believe used the same underwear bombing technique as the Nigerian suspect who tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, U.S. intelligence and administration officials tell NEWSWEEK.The briefing to Brennan was delivered at the White House by Muhammad bin Nayef, Saudi...
  • Hollow Words on Terrorism

    01/02/2010 9:51:02 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 25 replies · 1,079+ views ^ | 2 Jan, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    The reason the country is uneasy is a distinct sense of not just incompetence but incomprehension. CIA interrogators will face a special prosecutor, and Khalid Sheik Mohammed will bask in a civilian trial in New York. Obama banishes the term "war on terror." Obama may have declared the war over. Unfortunately al-Qaeda has not. More jarring still were Obama's references to the terrorist as a "suspect" who "allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device." You can hear the echo of FDR: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- Japanese naval and air force suspects...
  • New Obama Security Oversight: White House Received October Briefing About Underwear Bombings

    01/02/2010 7:31:44 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 23 replies · 1,036+ views
    Newsweek/The Lid ^ | 1/2/10 | The Lid
    Yesterday Newsweek revealed that on December 22nd, three days before the attempted underwear bombing, the President was warned that an attack might be imminent. In a background briefing for reporters on December 29, also attributed in an official White House transcript to a "senior administration official", that official asserted that in the wake of the attempted underpants attack, it had become clear to the President and top advisers that before Christmas, the US government was in possession of "bits and pieces" of information, which, if they had been properly knitted together, "could have...allowed us to disrupt the attack or certainly...
  • Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address January 2, 2010

    01/02/2010 12:17:21 PM PST · by onyx · 34 replies · 1,089+ views
    The White House ^ | January 2, 2010 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address January 2, 2010 It has now been more than a week since the attempted act of terrorism aboard that flight to Detroit on Christmas Day. On Thursday, I received the preliminary findings of the reviews that I ordered into our terrorist watchlist system and air travel screening. I've directed my counterterrorism and homeland security advisor at the White House, John Brennan, to lead these reviews going forward and to present the final results and recommendations to me in the days to come. As I said this week, I will do everything in my...
  • Obama briefed on prelim reports on airline attack

    01/01/2010 4:04:03 PM PST · by SeattleBruce · 45 replies · 1,329+ views
    Associated Press ^ | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama was briefed Thursday on how a 23-year-old Nigerian with suspected terrorist ties almost succeeded in a Christmas Day airline bombing and how to prevent it from happening again. Obama received the preliminary assessment ahead of meetings in Washington next week on fixing the shortcomings and failures of the nation's anti-terrorism policy. Administration officials said the system to protect the nation's skies from terrorists was deeply flawed and, even then, the government failed to follow its own directives. Vacationing in Hawaii, Obama talked with the his national security team about progress they were making on...
  • The Undies Bomber NOT a Security Issue But a White House Embarrassment Issue?

    01/01/2010 9:28:16 AM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies · 862+ views
    WordPress ^ | Jan 1, 2010 | Romanticpoet's Weblog
    What was the 9-11 Commission for anyway? Recommendations put forth just “shelved.” Red flags ignored: Father warned that son had become radical; information given to U.S. Consulate in Nigeria. Undies bomber bought ticket with cash. Undies bomber had NO LUGGAGE. Undies bomber had no passport. BUT had US VISA. HOW did he get a VISA without a passsport? Has anyone even looked into the “well dressed man” that accompanied the undies bomber and assisted him getting on the plane in Amsterdam? ================= Now the White House is in FULL damage control mode trying to cover up their political incompetence on...
  • White House Rushes to Fix Security, Intelligence Flaws

    01/01/2010 4:29:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies · 1,418+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 31, 2009 | Elizabeth Williamson and Siobhan Gorman
    The Obama administration is scurrying to implement new procedures to find and keep potential terrorists off U.S.-bound planes, as results of a preliminary intelligence review flow into the White House. Emerging as a central focus are deficiencies in the U.S.'s network of watch lists, a system designed after the Sept. 11 attacks to keep tabs on potential terrorists and prevent them from boarding planes, according to a senior U.S. counterterrorism official. The official noted that government audits turned up problems in recent years, including gaps that kept suspected terrorists from being added to the U.S.'s no-fly list. President Barack Obama...
  • Spy agencies failed to collate clues before flight (They had the threat but failed to act)

    12/31/2009 3:52:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies · 442+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/31/2009 | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC LIPTON/ny times
    The National Security Agency four months ago intercepted conversations among leaders of Al Qaeda in Yemen discussing a plot to use a Nigerian man for a coming terrorist attack, but American spy agencies later failed to combine the intercepts with other information that might have disrupted last week’s attempted airline bombing. The electronic intercepts were translated and disseminated across classified computer networks, government officials said on Wednesday, but analysts at the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington did not synthesize the eavesdropping intelligence with information gathered in November when the father of the would-be bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, visited the United...

    12/30/2009 10:56:04 PM PST · by freedomyes · 12 replies · 1,055+ views
    TruthInConviction ^ | Dec 31 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Muslim killer camps increase in America, particularly in the northeast. Muslims boast they are the largest group in the U.S.
  • Homeland Security Touts 2009 Accomplishments, Including ‘Secure Flight’ Program

    12/29/2009 4:55:35 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 306+ views
    Homeland Security Touts 2009 Accomplishments, Including ‘Secure Flight’ Program Tuesday, December 29, 2009 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer ( – Just days before a Nigerian man tried to blow up a U.S. airliner as it descended into Detroit, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released its “2009 Accomplishments & Reforms” fact sheet, touting its “Secure Flight” passenger vetting program. The Obama administration has confirmed that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on the U.S. government terrorist watch list, but the 23-year-old man was still able to board a Northwest plane in Amsterdam bound for Michigan. On the DHS fact sheet, issued...