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  • Krysten Sinema Gets Taliban Wish Bergdahl Five Return To Jihad

    11/03/2018 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One wonders what Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake thinks of the news that the five members of the Taliban, dubbed their “Dream Team”, that President Barack Hussein Obama traded for the traitor and deserter Bowe Bergdahl, have officially returned to the Taliban, their mission once again to kill Americans and, presumably, Arizonans. Let me take a wild guess and suggest that it is doubtful Sinema will express condemnation of and regret for Obama’s move to honor to excuse a traitor and reward an enemy of the United States, an...
  • LISTEN: Triggered Podcast: CNN Throwing A (bleep) Fit Over New ‘Racist Ad,’

    11/01/2018 1:35:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    It’s episode 25, Katie is back, and the 2018 midterms are here. We’re less than a week away from Election Day. CNN is having conniption fits. And the fallout from the Obama presidency is still being felt. We all know CNN is straight trash, so here’s another story that triggered them to no end last night. The new ad from the Trump campaign shows illegal alien and totally insane cop-killer Luis Bracamontes showing zero remorse for the two officers he killed, while also saying he wished he had killed more. Bracamontes was deported twice by the way. It’s juxtaposed with...
  • Taliban Spokesman: 5 Men Freed From Gitmo in Exchange for Bergdahl Join Insurgents in Qatar

    10/30/2018 7:30:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 30, 2018 7:41 pm | Cameron Cawthorne
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday. They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact. Others fear the five, all of whom were close to the insurgent group's founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, bring with them the same ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/26/2018

    10/26/2018 3:54:52 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/26/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Federal authorities are probing the devices sent to people who are prominent Democrats or supporters of Democrats.... CIA Director Gina Haspel has had a face to face meeting with President Trump after hearing the audio recording of the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi during her visit to Turkey. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister says the United States coordinated an attack by 13 drones on a Russian airbase in Syria last January..... An Afghan Taliban leader has been freed from prison in Afghanistan....... At least fourteen children were injured in a knife attack in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing..... The Egyptian...
  • AZ Dem Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema: No Regrets saying OK for Americans to Join Taliban – Video

    10/19/2018 11:42:03 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 19, 2018 | Brian
    This SHOULD be the end of Leftist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate Campaign in Arizona. She refuses to say she regrets having said in 2003 it was okay for Americans to join the Taliban to fight against the United States in Afghanistan. She actually tries to justify why she said it – and she sounds desperate. Her GOP opponent is former Fighter Pilot Martha McSally, who raised the issue in a recent debate. It is sad that Sinema is even remotely close to McSally in the polls. The Democrats truly have no shame. . . .
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 10/17/2018

    10/17/2018 5:17:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news the latest on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A "candid discussion" was reported in Saudi Arabia between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi officials including King Salman. President Trump spoke by phone with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He says both the king and crown prince have denied any involvement or knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi. Trump told the Associated Press that Saudi Arabia was being treated as: "guilty until proven innocent"..... Turkish officials say their search of the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi disappeared after entering October 2nd revealed more evidence of...
  • Martha McSally accuses Kyrsten Sinema of supporting ‘treason’ in fiery Arizona Senate debate

    10/16/2018 7:09:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Republican Martha McSally accused Democrat Kyrsten Sinema of saying “it was OK to commit treason” in a fiery Arizona Senate debate on Monday, in response to Sinema once telling a radio host she didn’t care if someone wanted to join the Taliban. McSally was referring to a 2003 interview on a local Arizona radio station, where Sinema told the host she didn’t object to individuals going abroad and fighting for the Islamic fundamentalist group. “As an individual, if I want to go fight in the Taliban army, I go over there, and I’m fighting for the Taliban, I’m saying that’s a...
  • McSally: Sinema Being OK with Americans Joining Taliban Is ‘Disqualifying’

    10/15/2018 3:18:39 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 October 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Arizona Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), a retired Air Force colonel running for the Senate, responded to Democrat opponent Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s recently unearthed remarks that it was OK for Americans to go and fight for the Taliban against U.S. troops. “I was actually deployed on 9/11 to Saudi Arabia. We ramped up to go fight the Taliban, who was harboring Osama bin Laden and the terrorists who killed Americans in the Twin Towers and the Pentagon,” McSally said on Fox and Friends on Saturday. “I was over there flying and commanding an A-10 squadron just a year later and we...
  • Senate Dem hopeful Kyrsten Sinema said 'I don't care' if people go to fight for Taliban against US

    10/12/2018 1:31:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Democratic Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema said “I don’t care” if people go and fight for the Taliban in Afghanistan in a newly resurfaced radio interview and co-hosted a radio show with a conspiracy theorist who claimed the September 11, 2001 terror attacks were perpetrated by the government, Fox News can reveal. Sinema appeared on a radio show in February 2003 hosted by Ernest Hancock, a libertarian activist who presented “The Valley of the Sun” program on a local Arizona radio station. During the interview, Sinema told the host that she didn't object to individuals going abroad and fighting for...
  • Where Al Qaeda Began: 48 Photos From The Soviet-Afghan War

    09/11/2018 2:02:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    All That's Interesting ^ | Apr 2017 | Mark Oliver
    The Soviet-Afghan War changed the world. This nine-year power struggle in a small, landlocked country ultimately led to some of the most profound moments in modern history. This one conflict sparked the collapse of the Soviet Union, the rise of Osama bin Laden, the age of jihadist terrorism, and the birth of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. In time, the ripples of the Soviet-Afghan War brought the Twin Towers to the ground, brought American troops to the Middle East, and created a new era of wars and terrorism that plague the world today...
  • A Cheer for Trump’s Outreach to the Taliban

    09/07/2018 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 September 2018 | Douglas Lute and Denis McDonough
    Direct talks between America and the insurgents would be the best way to start diplomacy that might end the war in Afghanistan. U.S. officials have sought that goal in vain before, but now the time may be ripe. In July, The Times reported that the Trump administration directed the State Department to open direct talks with the Afghan Taliban, to see whether formal talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are possible. Taliban officials soon claimed to have met with American diplomats, an assertion that American officials have not publicly commented on. This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
  • Losing a War

    08/28/2018 12:48:22 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2018 at 4:53 AM | Thomas Joscelyn
    The United States lost its bearings in Afghanistan long ago. Some of the Taliban’s most senior leaders escaped in late 2001, as did Osama bin Laden. They eventually regrouped and launched an insurgency that continues to engulf Afghanistan in violence. The Bush administration entered the war with a light footprint that was supposed to demonstrate the overwhelming technological superiority of American forces. The Taliban openly ridicules this view in its statements. The Bush administration added more soldiers to the fight over time, but the war effort was always secondary to other concerns. President Obama and his advisers made a conscious...
  • Russia says Taliban plan to attend Afghan talks in Moscow

    08/22/2018 1:03:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 22, 2018 | Vladimir Isachenkov
    Russia said Tuesday that the Taliban have accepted an invitation for talks next month, in what promises to be one of the insurgent group's biggest diplomatic forays since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. The announcement of the planned talks comes as the Taliban have expanded their footprint across Afghanistan and launched an unrelenting wave of attacks, including a prolonged assault on Ghazni, a strategic city near Kabul, earlier this month. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow invited the Taliban to the Sept. 4 talks and was hoping for "productive" negotiations. He rejected claims by the Afghan government that Russia is...
  • Taliban chief wants direct talks with US

    08/19/2018 1:55:05 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 15:23 August 18, 2018
    Taliban chief wants direct talks with US Group committed to regional security and would not pose a danger to other countries KABUL: The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign “occupation” continues, reiterating the group’s position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States. In a message released on occasion of the Eid Al Adha holiday, Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah said the group remains committed to “Islamic goals,” the sovereignty of Afghanistan and ending the war. The Taliban have had...
  • Taliban capture northern Afghan base

    08/19/2018 2:00:08 AM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 17:03 August 14, 2018
    The fall of the base in Ghormach district of volatile Faryab province came with security forces already stretched by the days of fighting in Ghazni Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan: Taliban fighters overran a northern Afghan army base, officials said on Tuesday, killing at least 14 soldiers with dozens feared captured in a stinging blow to security forces already struggling to push insurgents from eastern Ghazni. The fall of the base in Ghormach district of volatile Faryab province came with security forces - who have struggled to hold back the Taliban since NATO combat troops pulled out in 2014 - already stretched by...
  • Taliban attack on Afghan military outpost kills dozens

    08/19/2018 2:05:38 AM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 17:51 August 15, 2018
    A Taliban spokesman said the group targeted a military base and two check posts in Baghlan and seized armoured vehicles and ammunition Kabul: A Taliban attack on a military outpost in Afghanistan’s northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday killed up to 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the insurgents kept up pressure on government forces. The attack, which came as the central city of Ghazni struggles to recover from five days of intense fighting, underlined how hard the insurgents have been pressuring badly stretched local security forces. The defence ministry confirmed the incident early on Wednesday, but...
  • Taliban blindside U.S. forces with surprise Afghan offensive

    08/14/2018 11:45:17 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | Carlo Muñoz
    The Taliban are on the verge of dramatically expanding their control over southern and eastern Afghanistan in a surprise offensive that has caught Afghan and U.S. forces off guard and thrown a vexing new wrench into the Trump administration’s strategy for ending the nearly 17-year-old war there. The Afghan Defense Ministry said Monday a Taliban assault on the city of Ghanzi — a key provincial capital linking other areas under the Islamic militant group’s control just 75 miles southeast of Kabul — has killed roughly 100 Afghan security forces and some 20 civilians over the past three days. While the...
  • Stacey Abrams: State should not fund 'monument to domestic terrorism' Stone Mountain

    08/05/2018 6:58:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The Valdosta Daily Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Jill Nolin
    DALTON – Democrat Stacey Abrams found herself on the campaign trail this week answering for an earlier call to remove the carving of three Confederate leaders from state-owned Stone Mountain near Atlanta. A Dalton woman expressed concern during a town hall Wednesday about Abrams’ apparent focus on blasting off the “beautiful carving” from the face of Stone Mountain. The woman also inquired about Abrams’ views on the Confederate monuments that are a fixture in many downtowns across Georgia, including Dalton. Abrams called for the removal of the carving last fall in a series of tweets shortly after a protestor was...
  • Why Has Russia Invited the Taliban to Moscow?

    07/22/2018 8:09:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 21, 2018 | Samuel Ramani
    On July 16, the Russian President’s special envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, announced that the Russian government would invite Taliban representatives to a Moscow-format meeting before the end of the summer. The upcoming talks advance Russia’s interests in Afghanistan in three critical ways. First, Russia will use the talks to demonstrate its potential to act as a mediator between the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s government. Showcasing the constructive nature of Russia’s involvement in Afghanistan is of vital importance as Russia has been accused of arming the Taliban by the United States and Afghan officials. On June 20, U.S....
  • Russian Soldiers Begin Drills Near Afghanistan Border

    07/21/2018 3:38:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2018 | Edwin Mora
    Thousands of troops from Russia and the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan recently participated in joint military exercises along the Afghanistan border to prepare against possible spillover violence from the northern Afghan provinces where the Taliban and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are fueling deteriorating security conditions, Khaama Press (KP) reported Thursday. U.S. and Afghan defense officials have accused Russia of lending support to the Afghan Taliban, which has been fighting a war against U.S.-NATO-led forces since 2001. Now, it appears the terrorist group is threatening Central Asian countries like Tajikistan with close ties to Russia that border Afghanistan. KP reveals,...