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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 12/21/2018 Newsdump Week

    12/21/2018 5:09:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Its all played out like a WWE wrestling show produced by President Trump's close friend Vince McMahon, but the drama over border wall funding is moving towards its climax as we approach Christmas.... General Jim Mattis is leaving as Secretary of Defense.... On to Afghanistan where President Trump has decided to pull out half of the US troops in that country.... This week US Afghanistan representative Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban for two days of talks.... The Justice Department is charging two Chinese men with hacking into computer networks of private companies and government agencies..... Israel's "Haaretz" newspaper reported...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 12/17/2018

    12/17/2018 5:29:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    With a week to go before Christmas here are some stories from Washington to think about? Who will President Trump pardon?..... Will President Trump get a bill on his desk to let a lot of people out of federal prison? Criminal Justice Reform passed the House and now before the Senate.... For now the President wants to review the case of a former Green Beret charged with murder for shooting a man in Afghanistan in 2010.... No evidence of President Trump colluding with Russia. That's what Ken Starr...... Saudi Arabia has condemned the US Senate for passing resolutions..... North Korea...
  • Former Green Beret Charged In The Death Of Suspected Taliban Bomb Maker.

    12/15/2018 10:02:08 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2018 | Greg Norman
    A former Green Beret who told Fox News in 2016 that he killed a suspected Taliban bomb maker nearly a decade ago during combat operations in Afghanistan is now being charged in the man’s death -- a move his lawyer says is an act of betrayal by the Army. The murder charge facing Maj. Matthew Golsteyn comes after years of on-and-off investigations by the Army following an incident said to have taken place during his 2010 deployment. A military tribunal that probed the killing years ago initially cleared Golsteyn -- but the investigation into him was re-opened after he spoke...
  • Afghanistan’s “Little Messi” forced to abandon home after death threats

    12/06/2018 1:11:14 PM PST · by neverevergiveup · 17 replies
    barcablaugranes ^ | Dec 6, 2018, 3:26pm EST | Luis Mazariegos
    Murtaza Ahmadi went viral in 2016 after pictures of him emerged wearing a makeshift Lionel Messi shirt fashioned out of a plastic bag. The Afghan boy’s humble tribute to his Barcelona idol touched the hearts of many, including, it seems, Messi himself. Murtaza would receive a package from the player via UNICEF, which included a real signed shirt, and he later even met his hero in a friendly played in Qatar. But those moments of joy have been replaced by dark times. The seven-year-old has been forced to flee his home after receiving death threats. His family say his fame...
  • James Mattis: Pakistan must 'get on board' with Afghan peace talks

    12/03/2018 12:55:38 PM PST · by be-baw · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Carlo Muñoz
    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Monday Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the Taliban if the war in neighboring Afghanistan is to be ended. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon Monday, Mr. Mattis demanded Islamabad provide explicit support for “all those who are trying to maintain peace” in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region. “We are looking for every responsible nation to support peace in the subcontinent and across this war in Afghanistan. … It is time for everyone to get on board,” Mr. Mattis said ahead of bilateral talks with Indian Defense Minister...
  • 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...