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  • Live Thread: Investigation of IRS Targeting (Lerner Emails)

    06/20/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 4 replies
    http://www.c-span.org/ ^ | June 20, 2014 | C-span
    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt organizations.
  • One year later, Republicans put IRS probe on the backburner (VIDEO)

    05/10/2014 9:32:47 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10 2014 | Bernie Becker
    A year after it began, the IRS targeting controversy has been overtaken by the Benghazi attacks on the oversight agenda of House Republicans. While Republicans are convinced that the Obama administration is stonewalling them on both matters, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House GOP have only set up a special committee for Benghazi. On the IRS, House Republicans have instead pushed the Justice Department to more aggressively pursue its investigation, and this week pushed Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor. There are a variety of reasons for the emphasis on Benghazi, including the chance to further...
  • The IRS Digs in its Heels [will take "YEARS" to disclose scandal documents]

    04/01/2014 6:31:07 AM PDT · by Moseley · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 1, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    It could take years for Congressional committees to get all the documents demanded about the IRS scandal under mandatory subpoenas, IRS’ new Commissioner John Koskinen testified. The new IRS Commissioner displayed the slippery style of a snake-oil salesman while testifying March 26 before Congressman Darrell Issa’s Committee on Oversight and Government. Koskinen’s excuses were especially surprising because similar demands for documents are imposed upon private companies all the time by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Your author has worked as a lawyer on teams responding to such massive governmental document requests. Any time there is...
  • Top House Republican: We Already Caught White House Lying About IRS Targeting Scandal (Video)

    03/10/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    This was a terrific interview on The O’Reilly Factor tonight. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and Deputy Whip and Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, told Bill O’Reilly the committee has already caught the White House lying about the IRS conservative targeting scandal. Rep. Kevin Brady: We’ve interviewed IRS persons of interest more than 50 times. Which is where we quickly discredited much of the White House’s earlier claims. So we’re going to continue to work through the documents… When the time is right, when we think we have a much clearer...
  • Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal

    02/27/2014 10:31:16 AM PST · by safetysign · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/26/2014 | Bradley A. Smith
    The mainstream press has justified its lack of coverage over the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups because there's been no "smoking gun" tying President Obama to the scandal. This betrays a remarkable, if not willful, failure to understand abuse of power. The political pressure on the IRS to delay or deny tax-exempt status for conservative groups has been obvious to anyone who cares to open his eyes. It did not come from a direct order from the White House, but it didn't have to.
  • Smoking gun in IRS political targeting

    02/11/2014 3:07:25 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-10-14 (PM) | Aaron Klein
    WASHINGTON – Though President Obama insists the Internal Revenue Service is not guilty of political targeting of nonprofits, WND has learned the agency contracts with an avowedly “progressive” organization supported by George Soros to process data filed by smaller tax-exempt groups. The federal agency process sends details contained in the annual filings for organizations with $50,000 in annual receipts or less to the Urban Institute, which is funded at least partly by government payments as well as contributions from far-left activist George Soros. The IRS page directs groups to file with the Urban Institute, although apparently other providers also can...
  • Live Thread: House Oversight & Reform Subcommittee: IRS Targeting Investigation

    02/06/2014 7:16:02 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 46 replies
    http://www.c-span.org ^ | February 6, 2014 | c-span
    Testimony related to the IRS Targeting investigation Testimony: Catherine Engelbrecht Shortly after filing IRS forms to establish 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations, an assortment of federal entities –including law enforcement agencies and a Congressman from Maryland, Elijah Cummings –came knocking at my door. http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Engelbrecht.pdf Catherine Engelbrecht Founder and President Other testimony can be found here: http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/irs-targeting-investigation-administration/
  • Ad Targeting House Dems: 'Obamacare Doesn't Work'

    12/26/2013 6:37:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/26/13 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Americans for Prosperity has two new ads targeting House Democrats in swing districts, both of which make the case that Obamacare "doesn't work" and should be repealed. The first ad, running in New Hampshire, tells Democratic congresswoman Annie Kuster to "stop thinking about politics and start thinking about people." Watch it below:
  • Homes raided, subpoenas issued targeting conservative groups and allies of Scott Walker

    11/19/2013 2:32:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Capitol City Project ^ | 11/18/13 | Joe Schoffstall
    In Wisconsin, dozens of conservative groups and allies of Gov. Scott Walker are undergoing political intimidation from the left at the hands of a special prosecutor. Subpoenas have been issued demanding correspondence and donor information of right-leaning organizations and individuals and raids have been conducted resulting in law enforcement officers taking computers and files in a secret investigation, according to reports. “In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders,” the Wall Street Journal writes. It continues,...
  • Al-Qaeda 'targeting European rail network': report

    08/19/2013 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 19 August 2013
    AFP - Al-Qaeda is plotting attacks on Europe's high-speed rail network, German mass circulation daily Bild reported on Monday, citing intelligence sources. The extremist group could plant explosives on trains and tunnels or sabotage tracks and electrical cabling, said Bild, Europe's most widely read daily. Bild said the information came from the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States, which had listened in to a conference call involving top Al-Qaeda operatives. The attacks on Europe's rail network was a "central topic" of this call, Bild said.
  • Documents: IRS targeting of pro-life groups continues

    08/02/2013 9:48:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/2/13 | Patrick Howle
    The Internal Revenue Service continues to target pro-life conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status despite pending investigations into the IRS targeting scandal, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The IRS’ infamous Cincinnati office, which handles applications from groups applying for tax-exempt nonprofit status, badgered pro-life groups for information on their protesting activities as recently as late June 2013, well after IRS investigations began on the floor of the House of Representatives and elsewhere. “We’ve had three more groups come to us that have had problems with the IRS — some very recent, some current or still pending. One...
  • Have the FBI contacted groups targeted by IRS?

    07/31/2013 11:10:46 AM PDT · by airedale · 12 replies
    self | vanity
    Last thing I remember hearing on the IRS targeting of conservative groups was that none of them nor their attorney's had been contacted. That aspect has dropped off the face of the earth. Have they been contacted?
  • Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before writing new targeting criteria

    07/22/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 95 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, met with Obama on April...
  • Coup d'état on America, Replete with Scandals!

    06/18/2013 11:26:50 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 16 replies
    June 18, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Are these agency scandals being deliberately leaked by team Obama to cause Americans to hop on board for a new form of government? Are these scandals all part of Obama's coup d'tat on our government? Why did the IRS plant a question with a reporter that would trigger a scandal implicating itself? Why was a subpoena leaked, implicating the DOJ for spying on Fox News' journalist James Rosen? What better way to get Americans to hate their government than to tell them they're being spied on by the NSA? Gee, thanks Mr. Snowden! In less than 6 months Obama has...
  • Inside the world of big data and big time politics

    06/08/2013 9:20:10 AM PDT · by EBH · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/2013 | Catherine Herridge
    They are only working with democrats and is another organization being converted after the campaign to a standing entity. Listen carefully to what they say they can do... This is pretty scary and does make me wonder if there is some sort of a connection to the NSA here. If not directly perhaps through a handoff of technology?
  • IRS refuses to turn over documents on targeting to Senate

    06/05/2013 9:09:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/5/13 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Internal Revenue Service has failed to turn over documents requested by the powerful Senate tax-writing panel, which is investigating the tax agency´s practice of targeting conservative organizations. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the panel´s top Republican, gave the IRS a May 31 deadline to answer dozens of questions related to the special scrutiny the agency was giving to right-leaning groups seeking tax-exempt status. But the troubled IRS let the deadline go by.
  • Ball Blames Targeting on IRS Budget Cuts: ‘You Can Understand … Why They Went That Direction’

    06/04/2013 8:16:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/4/13 | staff
    MSNBC host Krystal Ball excused the actions of IRS agents who targeted conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status on The Last Word Monday night, saying budget cuts left them without the resources to do their jobs and they had to “enforce the law as they understood it.” “The other big story here I think that has been missed in the press is the fact that the IRS budget has been cut to the point that these agents can’t do their jobs,” she said. “They do not have the resources to do their jobs, so they were trying with the limited resources...
  • Watchdog: IRS agents would not say who ordered targeting program

    06/03/2013 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/3/13 | Fox
    The watchdog who exposed the IRS' targeting of conservative groups testified Monday that nobody in the Ohio office being blamed for the scandal would tell his investigators who directed the program, as the new IRS chief vowed to "get to the bottom" of that growing question. Nearly a month after the scandal broke, the issue of who directed agents in Cincinnati to single out Tea Party and other groups is perhaps the most glaring unanswered question. Inspector General J. Russell George, at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing, revealed Monday that his audit of the agency tried -- unsuccessfully -- to...
  • IRS Sought to Impose Gift Tax on Freedom Watch Donations

    06/02/2013 3:46:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    As this post from yesterday pointed out, it's hardly news to those who read the IRS IG report that Americans were targeted by the IRS -- not just based on membership in the "Tea Party" or "9/12" -- but based on their political sympathies generally. Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported on another example of this phenomenon.  Apparently, an IRS probe of Freedom Watch began in (surprise!) the unit headed by Lois Lerner (still enjoying a full-pay and full-benefits vacation, courtesy of the taxpayers she harassed).  According to the WSJ: In February 2010, the same month the tea-party targeting...
  • JACKPOT!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief (Video)

    06/01/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: “A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at some of these visits… What we are looking at the number of times that Mr. Shulman was cleared into...
  • IRS may have targeted conservatives more broadly

    05/30/2013 5:45:05 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 12 replies
    McClatchy ^ | May 30, 2013 | David Lightman and Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON A group of anti-abortion activists in Iowa had to promise the Internal Revenue Service it wouldn’t picket in front of Planned Parenthood. Catherine Engelbrecht’s family and business in Texas were audited by the government after her voting-rights group sought tax-exempt status from the IRS. Retired military veteran Mark Drabik of Nebraska became active in and donated to conservative causes, then found the IRS challenging his church donations. While the developing scandal over the targeting of conservatives by the tax agency has largely focused to date on its scrutiny of groups with words such as “tea party” or “patriot” in...
  • Strassel: Conservatives Became Targets in 2008

    05/24/2013 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Kim Strassel
    The White House insists President Obama is "outraged" by the "inappropriate" targeting and harassment of conservative groups. If true, it's a remarkable turnaround for a man who helped pioneer those tactics. On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ad—a common-enough tactic in such ad spats. What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on...
  • Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting, Letters Show

    05/24/2013 7:06:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    A series of letters suggests that senior IRS official Lois Lerner was directly involved in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups as recently as April 2012, more than nine months after she first learned of the activity. Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS...
  • IRS Fails to Comply With Congressional Demand for All Communications With WH Targeting Conservatives

    05/22/2013 7:22:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 22, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    What did the White House know about the IRS targeting conservative groups and when did it know it? Crucial evidence needed to develop an accurate answer to that question would include the records of any communications that went back and forth between the IRS and the White House on the topic. ... The IRS--which requires working Americans to file their tax returns by an April 15 deadline each year or else face penalties--did not comply with this deadline imposed by the congressional committee that has oversight over its activities.
  • Former IRS chief: Can't say how targeting happened

    05/21/2013 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 5/21/13 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner. Douglas Shulman, who vacated his position last November when his five-year term expired, told the Senate Finance Committee he didn't learn all the facts until he read last week's report by a Treasury inspector general confirming the targeting strategy. In his first public remarks since the story broke, Shulman said: "I agree this is an issue...
  • White House says not involved in IRS scandal

    05/14/2013 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2013-05-15 | staff
    WASHINGTON, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Multiple scandals have coalesced and hit the White House like a tsunami, putting Obama on the defensive amid a rash of serious charges including prior gun running, terror spin, spying on journalists and targeting conservative political groups. The White House (Carney) said it is not involved. Jay Carney during his regular briefing, "I am certainly not aware... We haven't seen it, we don't have access... Obama will decide." Steven Miller, acting IRS commissioner, "the agency was simply trying to manage applications for tax-exempt status... in no way due to any political or partisan motivation."
  • Obama says IRS targeting of conservative groups 'intolerable'

    05/14/2013 7:45:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/14/13 | Mark Mardell
    US President Barack Obama has said the federal tax agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny was "intolerable and inexcusable". He said those responsible for the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) actions would be held responsible. Mr Obama spoke after a treasury department report placed the blame on "ineffective management" at the agency. The US attorney general earlier ordered an FBI inquiry into the IRS conduct before the 2012 presidential election. Eric Holder told a news conference that agents would determine if any laws had been broken. The actions of tax officers, if not criminal, were "certainly outrageous and unacceptable",...
  • Holder launches probe into IRS targeting of Tea Party groups

    05/14/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/14/13 | Fox
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he's ordered a Justice Department probe into an IRS program that singled out Tea Party and other conservative groups for additional scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt status. Holder announced the investigation during a press conference in Washington. He said the FBI was coordinating with the Department of Justice to see if any laws were broken. He called the practice "outrageous and unacceptable," echoing remarks from President Obama a day earlier. The probe comes as newly obtained documents show the current IRS chief knew about the agency's targeting of Tea Party groups as...
  • Guess Who Else the IRS is Targeting? (Todd Starnes)

    05/14/2013 4:11:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 14, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    By now you’ve heard that the Internal Revenue Service has been engaged in Nixonian-style investigations of conservative groups. Words like “Tea Party” or “patriots” trigged special scrutiny by government revenuers. That was back in 2011 — about the same time I started hosting this daily commentary. And based on my subject matter, it’s safe to say that President Obama and I are not exactly b.f.f.’s. Not too long after we launched the commentaries, I got word that I was being audited — all the way back to 2004. I hired an attorney and CPA and began the arduous task of...
  • Cantor: House Will Investigate IRS for Targeting Tea Party Groups

    05/10/2013 6:44:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 5/13/13 | Tony Lee
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said the House will investigate the IRS after the agency admitted to and apologized on Friday for targeting Tea Party and conservative groups during the 2012 election. "The IRS cannot target or intimidate any individual or organization based on their political beliefs," Cantor said on Friday. "The House will investigate this matter." Lois Lerner, the chief IRS official responsible for tax-exempt organizations, said the the IRS targeted groups that had the words "Tea Party" or "Patriots" in their names and that doing so was "wrong."
  • Obama Campaign Ad Targeting Youth Compares Voting to First-Time Sex

    10/25/2012 4:04:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/25/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama campaign has put out an official video targeting young adults that compares voting to having sex for the first time. There really are not words to describe the ad, but it gels with the Obama campaign theme that this year’s election is all about sex, birth control and abortion. In a creepy manner, Jim Messina, Campaign Manager for Obama for America, tweeted the video — making it public for the first time. “Your first time voting is important. Trust @lenadunham—you are ready,” he said. Dunham, something of a vulgar performance artist, tweets out gems like this one: “My...
  • #Occupiers Targeting Breitbart at CPAC, Threaten Physical Violence

    02/08/2012 11:57:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s #Occupy army threatened to disrupt and physically assault conservative speakers at the CPAC convention this week in Washington DC. Andrew Breitbart and Newt Gingrich are two conservatives who they will be targeting at the event.Lachlan Markay at The Foundry reported: The “Occupy DC” protest group is planning to disrupt the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference using a range of potentially illegal tactics that could even include violence against participants, Scribe has learned. (Snip) “Speakers will be physically assaulted, not just verbally confronted,” the source told Scribe in an email.
  • LAT: Targeting Wall Street but hurting small vendors instead (minibusinesses screwed. Ironic?)

    10/31/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/31/11 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    The Occupy movement came to Los Angeles aiming for Wall Street titans, but farmers market vendors are the first to take a real hit. Two weeks ago, about 40 vendors who sell on the City Hall lawn every Thursday were forced off the property after protesters refused to remove their city of tents. .. Since that relocation, profits have plummeted, vendors have pulled out and shoppers have become scarce. "The cause is good," said Genaro Lopez, a vendor who initially helped protesters with free sodas and burritos. "But this is our bread and butter, and we've taken a huge hit."...
  • Famous UFO film clip on Temple Mount Really Advanced IDF Missle Guidance Package

    08/01/2011 8:58:59 PM PDT · by STD · 17 replies
    Harretz ^ | 8/2/11 | Anshel Pfeffer
    Video shows Tamuz missile striking window of a building during Second Lebanon War. Another UFO Hoax bits the dust! By Anshel Pfeffer The Tamuz missile has a range of up to 25 kilometers and is equipped with an electro-optic sensor that allows its operators to guide it to its target by watching it on a screen while it hovers to its target.
  • Facebook looks to cash in on user data (silence is golden)

    04/17/2011 9:17:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4-17-11 | Jessica Guynn
    Profiles, status updates and messages all include a mother lode of voluntarily provided information. The social media site is using it to help advertisers find exactly who they want to reach. Privacy watchdogs are aghast. ### Julee Morrison has been obsessed with Bon Jovi since she was a teenager. So when paid ads for fan sites started popping up on the 41-year-old Salt Lake City blogger's Facebook page, she was thrilled. She described herself as a "clicking fool," perusing videos and photos of the New Jersey rockers. Then it dawned on Morrison why all those Bon Jovi ads appeared every...
  • Pro-Mubarak demonstrators are targeting the press'

    02/02/2011 1:10:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 2/2/11 | Staff
    Swedish reporters are held by Egyptian Army, accused of being Mossad spies; 4 Israelis arrested; Anderson Cooper is beaten up. Pro-government protesters and Egyptian military have attacked reporters from numerous media sources around the world during Wednesday's riots in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two Swedish reporters were held for hours on Wednesday by Egyptian soldiers accusing them of being Mossad spies, the reporters' employer, daily newspaper Aftonbladet, reported. The soldiers reportedly attacked the reporters, spitting in their faces and threatening to kill them. Four Israeli journalists were arrested by Egyptian military police in Cairo on Wednesday. Three of those arrested work...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Target Taliban Leaders in Paktiya, Kandahar

    01/20/2011 3:04:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 19) – Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Taliban leader detaining several suspected insurgents and killing one armed insurgent during an operation yesterday in Paktiya province. In addition to being the Taliban Gardez district leader, he is also involved in improvised explosive device attacks against coalition forces within the province. He maintains ties with several other Taliban leaders. Recent reporting indicates he is planning to transfer weapons from a cache for an upcoming attack. Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound in the district. As the security force approached the compound they observed two...
  • Targeting A Media Beneath Contempt

    01/12/2011 1:02:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    big journalism ^ | 1/12/11 | Dan Riehl
    In yet one more pathetic, wrong-headed bit of sophistry from fat-headed know nothing, Jonathan Martin at Politico, we’re supposed to believe that his insipid blathering passed off as wisdom means the recent tragedy in Arizona is about former Governor Sarah Palin, not some delusional lunatic too confused to have any consistent political beliefs. If silly targets drawn on basically rhetorical maps for political purposes, or otherwise, had the capacity to remove contemptible bastards from our nation’s political discourse, a large X marks the spot over this moron Martin’s image would be a good place to start. Tragedy marks turning point...
  • Islamists Targeting Christians ‘Wherever They Can Reach Them’

    12/03/2010 8:08:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/3/10 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In 2006, when Pope Benedict quoted history deemed unflattering to Islam, Christians around the Muslim world paid the price: anti-Christian riots ensued, churches were burned, and a nun was murdered in Somalia. That was then. Days ago, when a Christian in Egypt was accused of dating a Muslim woman, twenty-two Christian homes were set ablaze, to cries of “Allah Akbar.” Countless other examples of one group of Christians in the Muslim world being “punished” in response to other Christians exist. In fact, the recent carnage in Baghdad, wherein Islamists stormed a church during mass, killing over fifty Christian worshippers, was...
  • SHOCK AND AWE on Independence Day

    07/04/2010 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    BIOCARBON13 music video inspired by the video footage used. EBM, aggrotech, harsh industrial
  • ISAF Forces Push Back Taliban in Southern Nad 'Ali

    06/08/2010 3:54:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 25+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence
    British soldiers and Afghan security forces have been involved in a dramatic push south into insurgent-held territory to move Taliban fighters away from the population centres of the southern Nad 'Ali district and establish new patrol bases. Commanding Officer of Combined Force Nad 'Ali, Lieutenant Colonel Frazer Lawrence, said:"There are three small population centres down on the southern patrol baseline. At the moment, the patrol bases are right in the population centres. If the insurgent attacks the patrol bases it means the local population could get caught up in the fighting. That is the last thing that we want to...
  • Iraqi Forces Target al-Qaida in Mosul, Baghdad

    06/07/2010 7:21:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 25+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – Iraqi security forces killed seven al-Qaida in Iraq members and captured three others during June 5 security operations in northern Iraq. In east Mosul, Iraqi forces accompanied by U.S. advisors interdicted a vehicle to arrest a suspected senior al-Qaida in Iraq leader believed responsible for recruiting foreign fighters and organizing terrorist operations in southern Mosul. As the security team approached the vehicle, the warranted man and his passengers presented a threat to the security forces, which then fired and killed three men, including the wanted al-Qaida leader. Also on June 5, Iraqi forces killed four...
  • Multinational Task Force Targets Pirates

    01/08/2009 3:34:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 373+ views
    MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 8, 2009 – A new multinational task force is focusing solely on counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, the commander of the combined maritime forces in the region said. The force created the Maritime Security Patrol Area in the Gulf of Aden in August to support international efforts to combat piracy. Coalition efforts included Combined Task Force 150, which conducted maritime security operations -- such as the deterrence of drug smuggling and weapons trafficking. "Some navies in our coalition did not have the authority to conduct...
  • Coalition Disrupts Militants in Eastern Afghanistan

    08/22/2008 4:49:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 113+ views
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2008 – Multiple militants were killed and one was detained by coalition forces during an operation to disrupt militant activities in Afghanistan's Kapisa province yesterday, military officials reported. The force searched a compound in Tag Ab district, targeting a Taliban commander who smuggles weapons and foreign fighters into Afghanistan and organizes suicide attacks against coalition and NATO forces, officials said. During the operation, armed militants engaged the force. Coalition forces responded with air strikes and small-arms fire, killing the militants. (From a Combined Joint Task Force 101 news release.)
  • New U.S. Offensive Targets al Qaeda in Northern Iraq

    01/09/2008 3:28:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 13+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2008 – American military forces in northern Iraq have launched a new offensive targeting al Qaeda elements operating in the region, senior U.S. military officers posted in Iraq said today. Code-named “Iron Harvest,” the operation dovetails with Operation Phantom Phoenix, a countrywide anti-insurgent offensive announced yesterday by Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, senior officers told reporters during a Baghdad news conference. “Right now, the focus of all our enablers is on Diyala (province),” Army Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commander of Multinational Division North, told reporters. Recently gathered intelligence is being...
  • Coalition Targets al Qaeda Networks Aiding Foreign Terrorists

    09/11/2007 12:57:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 179+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2007 – Coalition forces conducted two operations today targeting facets of the al Qaeda network that conduct attacks and facilitate the movement of foreign terrorists in northwestern Iraq. Several armed men engaged coalition forces during a raid in a desolate area six miles from the Syrian border. Coalition forces returned fire, killing six armed men. Coalition forces also discovered two men hiding inside a tent, one of whom detonated a suicide vest he was wearing, killing only himself and the other terrorist. Coalition forces found several suicide vests, weapons, rockets, grenades and $18,000 in U.S. currency at...
  • Coalition Targets Iranian Influence in Northern Iraq

    01/14/2007 11:53:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2007 – As part of their ongoing effort to target Iranian influence in northern Iraq, coalition forces continue investigating the activities of five Iranian nationals detained in Irbil, Iraq, Jan. 11, officials in Baghdad said today. Preliminary results revealed the five detainees are connected to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard - Qods Force, an organization known to provide funds, weapons, improvised explosive device technology and training to extremist groups attempting to destabilize the Iraqi government and attack coalition forces, they reported. Officials said efforts will continue to target all who break the law, attack coalition force or...
  • Terrorists 'use Google maps to hit UK troops'

    01/14/2007 7:05:18 AM PST · by angkor · 19 replies · 701+ views
    Daily Telegraph UK ^ | Thomas Harding
    Terrorists 'use Google maps to hit UK troops' By Thomas Harding in Basra Last Updated: 2:06am GMT 13/01/2007 Terrorists attacking British bases in Basra are using aerial footage displayed by the Google Earth internet tool to pinpoint their attacks, say Army intelligence sources. Documents seized during raids on the homes of insurgents last week uncovered print-outs from photographs taken from Google. The satellite photographs show in detail the buildings inside the bases and vulnerable areas such as tented accommodation, lavatory blocks and where lightly armoured Land Rovers are parked. Written on the back of one set of photographs taken of...
  • Feds targeting employers of illegal workers

    12/10/2006 4:46:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 976+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/10/06 | Joe Cantlupe - CNS
    WASHINGTON – It was among the best sushi restaurants in Baltimore, but something was seriously wrong about Kawasaki's. While the owners showcased their finery in the dining room, the illegal immigrants who worked there were paid less than $2 an hour and lived in garbage-filled rooms above the restaurant, where they had no clean water. “Downstairs, the restaurant looked beautiful. Upstairs, it was filthy,” said Julie L. Myers, assistant secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. So federal authorities did something that has been almost unheard of in recent years: They filed criminal charges against the owners of the large...
  • LA gang members sentenced to life in prison for targeting blacks

    11/20/2006 5:31:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,105+ views
    LOS ANGELES Three members of a Hispanic gang were sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for using murder and other violent acts to intimidate blacks in their neighborhood. Federal prosecutors had alleged Gilbert Saldana, Alejandro Martinez and Fernando Cazares targeted blacks in the largely Hispanic community of Highland Park, east of downtown Los Angeles. They were found guilty of conspiring to use violence, including the shooting deaths of two black men in 1999 and 2000. "These were horrific offenses that have had far-reaching consequences," U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson said during sentencing. Each defendant received...