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  • The Waterboarding Issue is Moot

    11/14/2011 2:30:27 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-14-11 | Wordsmith
    "However long we are keepers of the public trust, we should never forget that we are here as public servants," Mr. Obama said. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times President Obama, speaking at the APEC News Conference, responded to statements made by GOP presidential candidates at Saturday's NJ debate: KAPOLEI, Hawaii — President Barack Obama says the interrogation technique known as waterboarding constitutes torturing, disputing Republican presidential candidates who say they would reinstate the practice. Obama called waterboarding “torture” and said it was “contrary to America’s traditions” during a news conference at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Republicans Herman Cain...

    11/12/2011 3:44:07 AM PST · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | p
    The Snohomish County Executive Office and the Diversity Council has invited the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) to conduct diversity training on Nov 14th from Noon to 1:00 pm in Public Meeting Room 1, Drewel Building in Everett. (hat tip Rose via Lynda) The idea that a Muslim Brotherhood hate group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror funding trial, the Holy Land Foundation trial, will conduct "training" to government officials is indicative of how co-opted and compromised we are. The Snohomish County Council Members scheduled CAIR to teach diversity training in order to help...
  • Ransom Kidnapping for "Jihad"

    11/11/2011 9:27:56 AM PST · by Amerisrael
    Major League Baseball player Wilson Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela.As of this writing there is still no news of any groups, or individuals, claiming responsibility or demand for ransom as of yet.Also, as of this writing,- while much reporting in the MSM has covered the increase in ransom kidnappings in Venezuela, none are reporting on the link between ransom kidnappings to finance "jihad", or the cooperation between Islamists and the drug cartels.  Kidnappings are on the rise in Hugo Chavez's Hizbullah-Iran friendly Venezuela.Under Chavez, Venezuela has become an Islamist jihadist sanctuary.As Islamists have increasingly made in-roads into Latin America many violent acts of terror, typical of jihad-terror...
  • Homegrown Retired Senior Terrorism?

    11/03/2011 5:18:55 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 14 replies ^ | 11/03/2011 | Gina Miller
    On Wednesday, the strange news flew across the nation’s wires that four men from Georgia, in their upper-sixties and early-seventies, had been arrested on Tuesday for an alleged plot to attack state and federal officials and buildings. The fantastic story involves Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, GA, Dan Roberts, 67, of Toccoa, GA, Ray H. Adams, 65, of Toccoa, and Samuel J. Crump, 68, of Toccoa. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), they are accused of planning to procure an unregistered explosive device and a silencer and to manufacture the bio-toxin ricin for use against fellow American citizens,...
  • Somali suicide bomber believed to be from Minneapolis (SHOCK!)

    10/30/2011 4:21:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 10/30/11 | AP
    Minnesota Somalis said Sunday that they believe a man who made a tape posted by an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group and then blew himself up in an attack on an African Union base in Mogadishu was a U.S. citizen from Minneapolis. The young man, who would be at least the fourth American and possibly the third Minnesotan to become a suicide bomber in Somalia, urges other young people not to "just chill all day" and instead fight nonbelievers around the world. The website, often used by the al-Shabab militia, said Somali-American bomber Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah had emigrated to the United...
  • Islamism and Sadism

    10/30/2011 12:49:37 PM PDT · by American in Israel · 9 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | October 28 2011 | Amil Imani
    It is not about God or love, it is about control and domination—just as sadism is not about human intercourse or love; it is about control, torture, punishment and domination. Why else name a so-called religion "submission?" Islam’s provisions are intended to dominate every waking moment in the life of a believer. Islam seeks nothing less than a total global domination. There is no room for being a half-hearted Muslim and no toleration of watering down its invocations. How do the Islamists prey upon their victims? For one, Islam is stamped on the impressionable mind of the child from birth....
  • Sudbury terror suspect wraps himself in Constitution

    10/27/2011 1:18:22 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/27/11 | Laurel Sweet
    Amid extraordinary security, the Constitution was placed on trial this afternoon alongside an American-born Muslim of privilege as lawyers for Tarek Mehanna argued the religious and political beliefs of the accused terrorist — while perhaps treason to some — are “what make America so great, so strong, so free.” “We’re not afraid of what other people say. At least, we’re not supposed to be,” defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said of Mehanna, 29, a Sudbury pharmacist federal prosecutors today told jurors was maturing into an increasingly prolific mouthpiece for al-Qaeda and its late leader Osama bin Laden. Mehanna, assistant U.S....
  • 5 countries issue travel advisories against India

    10/26/2011 5:24:46 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    Times of India ^ | Oct 25, 2011, 04.24AM IST | Himanshi Dhawan, TNN
    NEW DELHI: One after another, five countries - US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - have issued advisories against travel to India during the festival season. The ostensible reason for the caution is terror threat at this time, but the Indian government isn't impressed. It fears the advisories will hit tourism and says terror shouldn't be used to create a scare about visiting India. "I have taken up this with the external affairs ministry and asked it to persuade these countries to withdraw the travel advisories immediately," Union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay told TOI. "This is nothing but...
  • IDF: Maritime Terror ‘Daily Occurrence’

    10/25/2011 6:09:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/10/11 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF’s Ashdod-based Navy unit deals with terrorist activity on a daily basis, security reconnaissance commander “D” said in the military’s Mahane magazine. .The routine security reconnaissance company of the Ashdod base was assigned the responsibility to maintain Israel's maritime closure on Gaza since the completion of Operation Cast Lead. Israel clamped the embargo on Hamas-controlled Gaza to prevent the smuggling of more advanced weapons and terrorists. Captain “D” explained that the soldiers train with mock ships attempting suicide against IDF vessels, terrorist boats out at sea, and even terrorist activity on shore. "Our threat is constant. We deal with...
  • Johnson supports Obama's action against genocidal LRA rebels in Uganda

    10/20/2011 3:09:06 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 4 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 19, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – So far, the only presidential candidate to seriously address the recent decision by President Obama to send 100 military advisors to Uganda to assist in capturing the leaders of the terror group Lord’s Resistance Army is libertarian-leading Gary Johnson. Johnson, the former, two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, addressed the question from Red Dirt Report regarding the plan to cripple the LRA after two decades of operating with impunity. The LRA, numbering now at approximately 400 rebels, many mostly kidnapped, conscripted children, has targeted villagers largely in northern Uganda, raping maiming, and murdering among other atrocities. So,...
  • Guilty verdicts for both women in terror case in Minneapolis (Somalis)

    10/20/2011 11:44:30 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies ^ | 10/20/11 | Allie Shah
    A federal jury Thursday convicted two Rochester women of conspiring to help an Al-Qaida affiliate in their native Somalia under the guise of raising money for the poor. Amina Farah Ali, 35, and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, 64, were the first people to go on trial in connection with a sweeping federal investigation into alleged recruitment and fundraising activities in Minnesota for Al-Shabab -- classified by U.S. authorities in February 2008 as a foreign terrorist organization. Under U.S. law, it is illegal to support a foreign terrorist group. Both were found guilty on all counts. Al-Shabab and other militia groups are...
  • Major Security Firms Detect New Trojan Capable Of Disrupting Power Plants - Infrastructure

    10/19/2011 2:08:07 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-19-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Major Security Firms Detect New Trojan Capable Of Disrupting Power Plants, Oil Refineries and Other Critical Infrastructure Networks Mac Slavo October 19th, 2011 In our October 7, 2011 report There Have Been Intrusions, we noted that DHS Undersecretary Greg Shaffer warned that hackers and foreign governments are “knocking on the backdoor” of the networked systems which connect everything from infrastructure grid control systems to financial networks. It now appears that our interconnected smart grid is actively under attack, as evidenced by a new Stuxnet-style trojan that has been detected by major cyber security leaders Symantec and McAfee. Much like its...
  • More Arab Attacks on Eve of Shalit Swap

    10/17/2011 4:10:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/11 | Chana Yaar
    On the eve of the terrorist prisoner exchange that will bring home kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, Arab terrorists are gaining confidence and becoming inspired to increase attacks on the road and in Israeli cities. In at least two locations on Highway 60 in Judea, Palestinian Authority Arabs terrorists attacked Israeli travelers. At about 8:30 p.m. terrorists hurled a firebomb at an Israeli bus as it passed the village of El Aroub south of Bethlehem, just five minutes down the road from Gush Etzion. No one was injured, but the bus was damaged. IDF soldiers launched a search for the...
  • BREAKING: all 100 senators have been called into intel meeting on Iran assassination plot.

    10/12/2011 1:52:43 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 177 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter via Ace ^ | 10/12/2011 | PruPaine
    Unconfirmed Tweet at link. Following...
  • Iran Committed an Act of War - Will Obama Respond in Kind?

    10/12/2011 6:15:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/11 | Amiel Ungar
    It was a clear moment of satisfaction for US Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder has in the past been accused of weakness and ineffectiveness in the fight against Islamic terror, but now he could announce the foiling of an Iranian plot to assassinate foreign diplomats in Washington. The news that the Iranians had tried to work through a Mexican drug cartel only confirms the testimony before congressional committees that Iran is active in Latin America and uses the drug trade to facilitate and fund terrorism. The United States is committed to holding Iran accountable for its actions” and would take...
  • Refusing to stand in court lands terror suspect in jail (MN)

    10/04/2011 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 13 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune ^ | October 3, 2011 | James Walsh
    A Somali woman charged with supporting terrorists refused to stand when the judge and jury entered a federal courtroom in Minneapolis on Monday, igniting a battle of wills with the chief federal judge presiding over her trial. Amina Farah Ali, 35, cited her religious beliefs in declining to stand, but U.S. Chief Judge Michael J. Davis wasn't having it. He ruled that she was in contempt of court, giving her five days in jail for each of the five times she refused to rise Monday -- a total of 25 days to be served after her trial ends.
  • A Rational Fear of Islamism‎

    10/02/2011 5:52:41 AM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | Sep/30/11 | R. Spencer & D. Horowitz
    Not all fears are irrational, nor criticism unwarranted. In recent months, several reports have appeared to a generally uncritical reception in the press, which purport to expose alleged conspiracies organized by “Islamophobes” against American citizens who mean us no harm. These reports single out for condemnation a dozen prominent conservative figures (and mostly the same dozen) who have publicly criticized the misogyny, bigotry, and terrorism promoted by many (but not all) Islamic institutions and religious texts. The term “Islamophobia” itself was invented by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the political fountainhead of Islamic terror, having spawned al-Qaeda and created Hamas....
  • Hello Pakistan; can you hear me now?

    10/01/2011 8:21:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies ^ | October 1, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last week Adm. Mullen told the Senate Armed Services Committee the American Military had “credible intelligence” that the Pakistani Intelligence Services was the guiding hand behind the Sept 13 Tet Offensive like attack on Kabul and the truck bombing on a American base killing Afghanis and wounding 77 American soldiers. As previously reported on here, the Haqqani Network, a band of terrorists, are provided a sanctuary in Pakistan and in turn serve as proxy to assert Pakistan’s influence in Afghanistan. The Admiral’s assertions were the first time a senior official has acknowledged the link between the Haqqani Network and the...
  • Feds award $55M to fund security planning for Chicago summits

    09/30/2011 4:40:44 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9.30.11 | David Heinzmann
    Chicago has won a $54.6 million federal grant to fund security and emergency planning and cooperation among the city, Cook County and the state as preparations begin to ramp up for the G-8 and NATO summits being held here next May. While the money is to be shared among city, county and state emergency management agencies, Chicago's top emergency planner said the grant will be most useful in planning training exercises to handle security at the simultaneous economic and defense summits, which are likely to attract thousands of demonstrators. Gary Schenkel, director of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and...
  • Feds: Mass. man planned to blow up Pentagon [ROP alert]

    09/28/2011 4:09:52 PM PDT · by Enchante · 11 replies
    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol by attacking the buildings with large, remote-controlled aircraft armed with lethal amounts of explosives.... According to a federal affidavit, Ferdaus said he wanted to deal a psychological blow to Americans, the "enemies of Allah," by hitting the Pentagon, which he called "head and heart of the snake."
  • Massive terror exercise planned for metro area

    09/22/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 17 replies · 2+ views
    FOX31 DENVER ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | KDVR Staff
    Operation Mountain Guardian is a terrorism-based, full-scale emergency exercise scheduled to take place in numerous locations in the Denver metro area on Friday, September 23, 2011. The exercise will involve first responders from 81 different agencies**, will be conducted at ten separate locations and will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day. The purpose of this advisory is to provide information that can be disseminated to the public ahead of time to avoid confusion or concern on exercise day, as well as to invite media coverage of...
  • Terrorism in South Asia: Bloody Wednesday

    09/20/2011 1:46:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Economist ^ | 18 Sep 2011 | Economist
    THERE was barely time for the late summer monsoon to wash away the blood. Less than five hours after a briefcase packed with ammonium nitrate exploded on September 7th at the main entrance to Delhi’s high court, killing 11 and injuring at least 60, the lawyers and judges were back at work inside. The victims were mostly witnesses queuing to enter the court at the most crowded time of the morning. An e-mail sent to television stations in Delhi soon after the explosion was traced to Kashmir and purported to come from Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, an extremist group with links to Pakistan...
  • Ahmadinejad to Dine with Columbia University Students

    09/19/2011 2:04:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Columbia University students will dine with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday in what has become an annual debate on liberalism and terror. University president Lee Bollinger made it clear he will not join the students, following an incorrect report in Fox News, which later issued a correction. Before Fox News corrected the report, the Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin) sent a warning letter to the university, stating that “Columbia's plan to host a banquet for visiting Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad runs afoul of U.S. anti-terror laws and will subject the university and its officials to both criminal prosecution and...
  • Subversive Feisal Rauf and Hero Geert Wilders

    09/13/2011 5:02:26 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | 09/13/2011 | Gina Miller
    As if we needed any more reasons to oppose the proposed Ground Zero victory mosque—and mosque building in America, in general—well we have one anyway. I was contacted by a member of the Traditional Values Coalition after my “Hijacking the Memory of 9-11” radio blog aired and was published last Thursday. She sent me a column by Andrea Lafferty who reported on a speech given by Feisal Rauf, who is heading up the proposed Ground Zero victory mosque. Rauf has again given us more proof that he is not here in America to play well with others. In her column,...
  • Quo Vadis, Mars? (Why can't we win the war on terror?)

    09/12/2011 7:35:32 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12 Sept 2011 | Jed Babbin
    The money quotes (excerpted)... The most remarkable thing about the war we are in is that we haven't won it yet. The nations that sponsor terrorism are our enemy. It is they who make terrorism an existentialist threat. And we have failed comprehensively to hold them to account for their acts. We cannot defeat the Islamist ideology by pretending Islam is a religion of peace. That way is the way of the appeaser. Those such as Obama who counsel compromise with Islamic ideology follow in the footsteps of Neville Chamberlain, not Thomas Jefferson. Did we defeat communism by saying it...
  • 9/11 + 10: Never Forget (the victims, AND the immigration holes that helped jihadists)

    09/11/2011 1:59:19 PM PDT · by montag813 · 3 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-11-2011 | John Hill
    On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, we will never forget the thousands who were slain, the brave souls who perished while rushing into harms way to save them, and the many who have fallen in far away lands, in defense of our nation, in the 10 years since. We honor their memories, and pray for the families they left behind. But we will also not forget that 5 of the hijackers - Mohammed Atta included - had stayed in the U.S. with expired student visas, some of them also obtained driver's licenses with them, and 3 of them never had...
  • Taliban suicide attack on Nato base wounds 50 US soldiers

    09/10/2011 11:28:53 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 82 replies
    Dawn ^ | September 10th 2011 | Staff/AFP
    A suicide attack at a Nato base in central Afghanistan injured 89 people, including 50 American soldiers. JALALABAD: A suicide bomber driving a truck attacked an advance Nato combat post in central Afghanistan, wounding 89 people including 50 American soldiers, the United States Army said Sunday. The Taliban claimed responsibility on their Internet site for Saturday’s attack, news of which came as the world marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in the United States. US Army spokesman Major David Eastburn said: “It happened at 5:15 pm on Saturday. “It detonated near the entry...
  • DHS, FBI: Al Queda To Target Bridges With Car Bombs; SPECIFIC AND CREDIBLE THREAT

    09/08/2011 9:20:28 PM PDT · by blam · 108 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9-8-2011 | Mac Slavo
    DHS, FBI: Al Queda To Target Bridges With Car Bombs; SPECIFIC AND CREDIBLE THREAT; US Capitol & New York on Alert; Status: Heightened Level of Vigilance; Massive San Diego Power Outage Related? Mac Slavo September 8th, 2011 UPDATE: September 8, 2011, 22:45 …CBS NEWS: Possibly a terror group from Pakistan (source) …”Perhaps five to ten individuals” involved …NYPD will step up towing of illegally parked cars …Governor Cuomo: “No reason to panic” …Mayor Bloomberg: “Federal authorities have received credible information that terrorists may be planning an attack in the coming days” … ”we must take these threats seriously” …Related?...
  • Terror Attacks In U.S. Fall 61% After 9/11

    09/08/2011 4:07:44 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/8/2011 | Sean Higgins and David Hogberg
    On Nov. 5, 2009, a terrorist killed 13 people and wounded 29 others during a shooting spree at Texas' Fort Hood. As tragic as that day was, it also was an outlier: The number and severity of terror attacks since 9/11 have declined sharply. In fact, the Fort Hood case counts as the worst incident in the U.S. since 9/11. Most other terror plots have been thwarted by stepped-up law enforcement and alert citizens.
  • Shoulder fired heat seeking missiles missing from multiple Libyan stockpiles

    09/08/2011 12:53:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-08-11 | Mataharley
    It can't come as a big surprise to find that multiple Libyan munitions stockpiles have been looted, and shoulder fired heat seeking missiles, such as the SA-7b Grail, are unaccounted for. While one concern would be that bad-guy-in-hiding, Gaddafi, may have absconded a few for personal revenge, analysists tend to think the weaponry is not in the hands of Gaddafi or his loyalists. Western governments and nongovernment organizations have repeatedly asked and prodded the rebel government, the Transitional National Council, to take steps to secure the vast stockpiles of arms that it has inherited, apparently to little avail. “Claims...
  • Hijacking the Memory of 9-11

    09/08/2011 5:57:25 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 3 replies ^ | 09/08/2011 | Gina Miller
    It is hard to believe it has already been ten years. It seems like just a moment ago that I was driving to work at the radio station to do my midday show on our light rock sister station. It was on my car radio that morning, a Tuesday I will never forget, that I heard my boss, who co-hosts the morning show, announce that two jetliners had been flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The information did not fully process when I first heard it. How could it? Nothing in my memory could relate to...
  • Delhi bomb: High Court explosion kills nine

    09/07/2011 12:36:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | September 7, 2011 | Sanjoy Majumder
    A bomb outside the Indian High Court in the capital Delhi has killed at least nine people and injured 45, Home Secretary RK Singh has said. Police said the bomb was apparently placed in a case outside the main gates leading to the reception at the court. The area was busy with lawyers and witnesses waiting for day passes. Police have now placed Delhi and the financial capital Mumbai on a state of high alert. In June, a bomb exploded in a car outside the same Delhi court complex. There were no casualties on that occasion. Crowded area The latest...
  • 2 Mexicans deny terrorism, face 30 years for tweet

    09/05/2011 5:18:02 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 3 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 4 September 2011 | Mark Stevenson
    Think before you tweet. A former teacher turned radio commentator and a math tutor who lives with his mother sit in a prison in southern Mexico, facing possible 30-year sentences for terrorism and sabotage in what may be the most serious charges ever brought against anyone using a Twitter social network account. Prosecutors say the defendants helped cause a chaos of car crashes and panic as parents in the Gulf Coast city of Veracruz rushed to save their children because of false reports that gunmen were attacking schools. [. . .] The charges say the messages caused such panic that...
  • Poll stunner: These American blacks OK with violent attacks

    09/02/2011 11:40:01 AM PDT · by americanophile · 74 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | September 01, 2011 | World Net Daily
    The most dangerous Muslims in America may be black converts to Islam, according to a shocking new poll by the Pew Research Center. African-American Muslims tend to hold the most violent views among U.S. Muslims surveyed by Pew in a poll released this week. Fully 28 percent of U.S.-born black Muslim respondents said "suicide bombings and other violence against civilians" can be justified sometimes or at least in rare cases. That compares with 9 percent of foreign-born Muslims who hold the same view. Pew also found that 11 percent of black Muslims living in the U.S. have a favorable opinion...
  • Local fanatics plotting terror strikes as anniversary of September 11 attacks nears

    09/02/2011 10:57:50 AM PDT · by americanophile · 5 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | September 02, 2011 | Keith Moor
    HOME-grown extremists are actively considering launching terrorist attacks in Australia. The latest intelligence also suggests sporting venues, transport hubs and other places of mass gatherings have become the favoured targets of terrorist planners. "Clearly there are extremists now on our shores," Australian Federal Police counter-terrorism chief Steve Lancaster said. "There are people out there who genuinely think about doing bad things, or support terrorist acts overseas." In an interview with the Herald Sun to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Assistant Commissioner Lancaster also revealed: POLICE have secretly foiled several potential terrorist threats in Australia by disrupting...
  • Report: Israel sends 2 warships to Egyptian border

    08/30/2011 8:35:09 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 5 replies ^ | 8-30-2011 | Unknown to me
    Military sources tell AP Defense Ministry dispatched to warships to Red Sea border with Egypt following intelligence indicating viable terror threat The Israeli military said Monday that it has sent two additional warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt following warnings that militants are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil. Monday saw IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen Benny Gantz order the deployment across the entire southern sector, and especially in the area near the Israel-Egypt border, increased, following intelligence indicating a viable terror threat in the area. The southern sector, and especially the area adjacent to...
  • Is the Washington establishment the New Black Panthers?

    08/28/2011 2:54:11 PM PDT · by paratrooper82 · 13 replies
    Eye on the Prize! ^ | 08/28/2011 | David Brown
    You can stop trying to understand why President Obama is doing what he is doing and for what purpose. The Black Panther Party issued this statement in October 1966, listing its political aims and citing parts of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence in support of its points.
  • Tortured at the asylum center in Norway

    08/27/2011 7:05:05 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 33 replies ^ | Aug 26, 2011 | Alice Tegle
    At Hå asylmum centre, "Ali" had boiling water poured over him after converting to Christianity and not fasting during Ramadan. Now he and other converts fear for their lives. "If you do not return to Islam, we kill you," was the message "Ali" got from other Muslims at the Hå asylum centre. He does not wish to have his face or real name published, out of fear of the Muslims at the centre. If Afghan authorities come to know about his conversion, he risks the death penalty by stoning if he is sent back to his home country.
  • Homeland Security 4.0: Overcoming Centralization, Complacency, and Politics (Report )

    08/25/2011 1:49:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | August 23, 2011 | By Matt Mayer , James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. and Jessica Zuckerman
    Executive Summary Getting the national homeland security enterprise right is among the most difficult challenges in Washington because the problems in protecting the homeland are rooted in overcentralization, pervasive complacency, and entrenched politics—problems that often cause Washington to not work properly. This report marks a path through this obstacle course.The recommendations in this report are essential steps in establishing the right type of homeland security for the United States—one that is enduring and efficacious. The experience of the past decade is a better guide to the future than what was thought in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. These recommendations are...
  • FBI organizes almost all terror plots in the US

    08/25/2011 10:05:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 8/25/11 | staff
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation employs upwards of 15,000 undercover agents today, ten times what they had on the roster back in 1975. If you think that’s a few spies too many — spies earning as much as $100,000 per assignment — one doesn’t have to go too deep into their track record to see their accomplishments. Those agents are responsible for an overwhelming amount of terrorist stings that have stopped major domestic catastrophes in the vein of 9/11 from happening on American soil. Another thing those agents are responsible for, however, is plotting those very schemes. The FBI has...
  • Islamist Cleric: Meet an Israeli? Kill Him

    08/23/2011 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Karliner · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva/INN News ^ | 08-23-2011 | Gil Ronen
    A senior cleric in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has declared that ordinary Egyptians are obligated to kill 'Zionists' whom they encounter. According to Arutz Sheva Arab affairs expert Dalit Halevy, the pronouncement is part of a general wave of incitement that directly endangers Israelis who are currently in Egypt. This follows Muslim Brotherhood calls to end the peace treaty with Egypt and threats to kill Israel's ambassador if he does not leave the country. Although there are many benefits for Egypt if it continues its relations with Israel, not the least of which is continued American aid, that is not...
  • What has happened to Israel?

    08/23/2011 7:42:19 AM PDT · by dervish · 59 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/22/11 | George Rooks
    Something has gone horribly wrong here in Israel. How did we ever get to a point in this country where the South, including Beersheba, Sderot, Ashkelon, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Be’er Tuvia, Ofakim, Azrikam, Gan Yavne, Gedera and Ashdod were hit by more than 100 Grad rockets this past weekend? How did we ever get to a point in this country where we put the safety of our citizens at the mercy of international approval – with an Israeli defense official proclaiming on Monday morning that “lack of international support” was a reason that “Israel could not open a larger...
  • Terror Alert in Jerusalem

    08/21/2011 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Baltimore Jewish Life ^ | 8/21/11 | Gil Ronen
    Intelligence says a terror squad intends to attack inside the Holy City. The Jerusalem Police raised the level of alert in Jerusalem Sunday after receiving intelligence that a squad of Arab terrorists intends to carry out an attack inside the city. The district police headquarters said roadblocks have been added and the police force in the city has been augmented. Vehicle inspections are being carried out, and suspicious looking people are being searched for weapons.
  • Blood in the Streets [Warning: graphic content]

    08/19/2011 6:29:53 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/19/2011 | Caroline B. Glick
    Israeli military preparedness follows a depressing pattern. The IDF does not change its assessments of the strategic environment until Israeli blood runs in the streets. In Judea and Samaria, from 1994 through 2000, the army closed its eyes to the Palestinian security forces' open, warm and mutually supportive ties to terror groups. The military only began to reconsider its assessment of the US- and European-trained and Israeli-armed Palestinian forces after Border Police Cpl. Mahdat Youssef bled to death at Joseph's Tomb in October 2000. Youssef died because the Palestinian security chiefs on whom Israel had relied for cooperation refused to...
  • Eilat Survivor Feigned Death Next to Husband's Body

    08/19/2011 1:00:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A survivor of the attacks Thursday near Eilat feigned death for an hour after she and her husband were hit by terrorist gunfire. Her husband was killed. Yosef and Esther Levy of Holon were driving on Highway 12 when they were ambushed by terrorists with guns and bomb belts. The terrorists sprayed the car with fire, hitting both passengers and causing the vehicle to overturn. “There was blood on the floor, and I heard my husband moaning,” Esther later told Yediot Aharonot. “I saw that his shirt was covered in blood.” Esther was hit in the shoulder and suffered additional...
  • Caroline Glick on Thursday's terror attacks (Israel)

    08/18/2011 10:41:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/19/11 | Caroline Glick
    Here's Carline Glick writing about Thursday's terror attacks along the Egyptian border north of Eilat. Since the Palestinian terror war began in 2000, then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak did almost nothing to prevent massive arms smuggling by Palestinian terror groups through Sinai. The Palestinians - from Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad - were assisted by Sinai Beduin as well as by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Hezbollah. Mubarak also did next to nothing to prevent human and drug trafficking from Sinai into Israel and Gaza. Mubarak did, however, protect the Egyptian regime's control over Sinai by among other things sealing the...
  • 6 Israeli Dead in Triple Terror Attack

    08/18/2011 11:04:39 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 16 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 18/08/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Magen David Adom (MDA) has declared a mass casualty event and the State of Israel has moved to its highest security alert nationwide as hospitals report that five are dead following terror attacks that struck the country's southern region midday Thursday.
  • Analysis / Mubarak falls, Sinai terror rises

    08/18/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/18/11 | Anshel Pfeffer
    The series of terror attacks that took place early Thursday afternoon on the road leading from the Israeli-Egyptian border to Eilat did not come as a surprise to Israel's senior security officials. They had expected it would occur at some stage or another. The escalating security situation in the Sinai Peninsula, continuous work on the new border barrier and the frustration of terror groups within the Gaza Strip who - for some time now - have not managed to successfully carry out a terror attack from within the Strip, all pointed at the likelihood of an attempt to attack via...
  • Timeline / Eight hours of terror in southern Israel

    08/18/2011 10:17:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/18/11 | staff
    A series of terrorist attacks took place near Eilat on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens. * 12:00 P.M. - Terror cell fires at Egged bus from a private vehicle, 7 hurt * 12:30 P.M. – IDF forces called to the scene of the attack hurt by explosive device * 12:35 P.M. – Mortar shells fired from Egypt into Israel, no one hurt * 13:10 P.M. – Terror cell fires anti-tank missile toward private vehicle near border, 7 hurt * 13:11 P.M. – Another anti-tank missile fired toward private vehicle, six people killed
  • A Day of Mourning Then and Now (Terror attacks in Israel)

    08/18/2011 10:05:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 8/18/11
    Today’s Hebrew date became a day of mourning 83 years before Thursday's terror attacks with the 1929 Jerusalem and Hebron massacres. Today’s Hebrew date became a day of mourning 83 years before Thursday afternoon’s terror attacks in southern Israel added another tragic story to the saga of Israel’s return to its land., because it is also the anniversary of the 1929 Jerusalem and Hebron massacres. There was no IDF, no “occupation” in 1929, not even a partition plan to reject, no independent Jewish state in sight despite the Balfour and San Remo Declarations to that effect, but there was terror...