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  • Fort Hood attack victims closer to Purple Hearts

    12/12/2014 8:06:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 8:23 PM EST | Nomaan Merchant
    The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due. Congress passed a defense policy bill Friday evening that includes a provision making victims of the attacks at the Texas Army post eligible for the Purple Heart. The award given to military personnel wounded in battle also offers increased retirement benefits. The Department of Defense has denied the award to Fort Hood shooting victims, calling the November 2009 attack an act of workplace violence, not terrorism. That distinction has angered...
  • Saudi National Detained At Fort Sam Houston, Explosives Found In Vehicle

    11/25/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by LSUfan · 44 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 24 Nov 14 | Unattributed
    <p>Officials at Fort Sam Houston say they’ve taken into custody the driver of a vehicle that military officials say contained explosive materials, and which sparked a lockdown at the San Antonio Army base.</p> <p>The Bexar County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that the lockdown was being handled by military police, and the sheriff’s department had no units assigned to the case.</p>
  • Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston

    11/24/2014 10:32:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Latin Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Rodrigo Ugarte
    Complete Headline: Saudi National Reportedly Crashes Car Containing Explosives Into US Army Post Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas A driver who rammed his car into the gates of U.S. Army post Fort Sam Houston in Texas is in custody after the ordeal on Sunday. Police have not provided much information about the situation or the suspect, but the military base, which had been placed under lockdown, has returned to normal operations. The suspect has been identified as a male Saudi national, according to KCEN TV. Authorities have not identified the man, but he is in custody. His car...
  • Five Jews Murdered In Jerusalem Terror Attack

    11/18/2014 3:39:42 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 18, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyUPDATED … Jerusalem, Israel — November 18 … In a well planned terrorist attack this morning, two Islamic terrorists, one with a pistol and another with an axe and knife entered a synagogue in the Har Nof area of Jerusalem. The first Jewish victim wearing Tallis and Tephillin was shot in the head. The terrorists then ran into various prayer rooms and a Beit Medrash. A paramedic trying to deal with the wounded was shot in the leg before two policemen shot two of the terrorists dead. A search is presently being conducted for their...
  • CNN Describes Muslim Terror Attack on Synagogue as Israel Killing Palestinians

    11/18/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    CNN has always been widely hated in Israel, but its reporting on the latest Muslim terror attack with the murder of four Rabbis, three of them Americans, killed by two axe-wielding murderers, in a synagogue while at prayer, really hits a new low.First there’s a description of the Israeli police shooting and killing “2 Palestinians” when the police had fired in self-defense at the terrorists who had just perpetrated four brutal murders.As Honest Reporting shows, not only did CNN respond to a terrorist attack on Jews by interviewing a member of the racist PLO terrorist group, but its website and...
  • Palestinians Celebrate Jerusalem Synagogue Slaughter (Offer up cartoon

    11/18/2014 5:22:58 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 8 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Ryan Jones
    Palestinian Arabs in Gaza and elsewhere openly celebrated the massacre of Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Jerusalem Tuesday morning. Hamas hailed the attack as “revenge” for the death of an Arab bus driver in Jerusalem a day earlier, a death that was ultimately determined to be a suicide. Hamas official Mushir al-Masri even managed to commission or otherwise obtain a grotesque political cartoon (left) praising the “heroic” synagogue attack, which he promptly posted on Twitter.
  • ISIS Blows Up Egypt-Jordan Gas Pipeline

    11/15/2014 9:41:03 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-15-14 | Dalit Halevy
    The Islamic State's Sinai Peninsula terror organization, which was named Ansar Bayt al-Makdas until it swore allegiance to Islamic State (aka ISIS), has blown up the pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Jordan. The pipeline, which is 1,200 km long, and was built at a cost of $1.2 billion, is used for exporting natural gas to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. In the past, it was repeatedly attacked by Islamist terror groups, until Egypt's gas exports to Israel were halted. The Islamic State's Sinai Peninsula notified the press that it would not allow gas to be exported to Jordan unless ISIS...
  • Greenfield: The Price of Restraint is Death

    11/11/2014 3:12:29 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 The Price of Restraint is Death Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Yesterday afternoon a young woman stood by the side of a road holding up a sign. It read “Gush Etzion”. Those two words summon up spittle-flecked rants about Zionist settlements from the anti-Israel left. But for Dalia, it was just home. And then it wasn’t. Dalia caught a ride to a bus stop on the way home from her job as a children’s occupational therapist. Her next stop was a shift at Yad Sarah, a volunteer organization for the elderly and...
  • Terrorist known Hamas member, brother of terrorist freed in Shalit deal (Car Terrorist)

    11/05/2014 8:51:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/5/14 | Elior Levy
    Ibrahim al-Akari, the suspected driver in Wednesday's deadly terror attack which saw one Israeli killed and at least 14 wounded, is a known Hamas operative, and his brother was serving a life sentence for murdering an Israeli police officer until he was freed in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal. Hamas has taken responsibility for the attack. Akari rammed his van into a group of Border Patrol forces and then continued to plow into a group of pedestrians, only to continue his attack on foot, attempting to hit pedestrians with a metal rod. He was then shot and killed by the...
  • New York City Ax Attacker Had Jihadi 'Manifesto' on Computer

    11/05/2014 5:01:29 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/2014 | Jordon Schachtel
    New York City Ax Attacker Had Jihadi 'Manifesto' on ComputerZale Thompson, the convert to Islam who attempted to kill two NYPD officers with his ax, had been visiting hundreds of websites belonging to jihadists loyal to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) over past months. Thompson had reportedly become fascinated with the terrorists' tactics, such as beheadings and violent acts of jihad, before his own violent act in late October. A police source told ABC News that Thompson had become obsessed with Islamic ideology. “As of last Thursday, detectives had found 277 sites he visited within the last nine months...
  • 1 dead, Over 10 Wounded in 2nd Terror Ramming Attack in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

    11/05/2014 5:02:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-14
    An Arab driving a van killed one person and wounded some 14 others, several critically, when he slammed into pedestrians and vehicles at two points along the capital’s light rail line midday Wednesday, according to Army radio. The fatality, a Border Police officer, and the wounded were crossing the street when they were hit by the speeding vehicle, according to Israel Radio. At one point, footage from a light rail security camera shows the white Volkswagen van hitting pedestrians as it rushed down the tracks (see video below). The driver then descended from his vehicle, several blocks north of the...
  • AP Slammed for Biased Jerusalem Attack Headline

    10/25/2014 9:45:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    CBN ^ | October 25, 2014 | CBNNews.com
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Associated Press is facing some heat for its offensive headline following Thursday's terror attack in Jerusalem. The AP's initial headline read, "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem," with no mention that police were responding to a terror attack. The vehicular attack injured seven people and killed three month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, who held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship. After repeated complaints, AP changed the headline to "Car Slams Into East Jerusalem Train Station. And finally, AP acquiesed to complaints, changing it to "Palestinian Kills Baby at Jerusalem Station." But there are still calls for the wire service...
  • Sources: NYPD Hatchet Attacker May Have Been ISIS Supporter

    10/23/2014 5:23:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Vocativ ^ | 10/23/14 | M.L. Nestel
    The hatchet-wielding man who attacked four NYPD officers earlier today and was then shot dead by police may have had ties to ISIS, sources told Vocativ. Law-enforcement sources we spoke with identified Zale Thompson as the armed man who charged at a group of NYPD uniformed police assembled on a street corner in Jamaica, Queens, at around 2 p.m. today. The 32-year-old Muslim, who lived in Queens, struck one of the officers in the back of the head with his hatchet and gashed another on the arm, the police said. After they were provoked, two of the four cops drew...
  • Ret USAF General Warns of Possible 9/11/14 Coming

    08/23/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT · by Innovative · 124 replies
    Breitbart from Fox News ^ | Aug 23, 2014 | Breitbart
    Saturday on Fox News Channel's "America's News HQ," network military analyst Ret. Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney told host Uma Pemmaraju that in oder to address the current threat ISIS posses, the Untied States should "go to DEFCON 1, our highest state of readiness and be prepared as we lead up to 9/11," because he warned "we may even see a 9/11/14."
  • Norway expects Islamist terrorism attempt within 'a few days'

    07/26/2014 4:52:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Josh Levs
    Norwegian officials say they think Islamist terrorists could strike the country within a few days, but they do not know what the plot is. The Police Security Service "recently received information that individuals affiliated with an extreme Islamist group in Syria may have the intention of carrying out a terrorist action in Norway," the service said in a statement Thursday. A preliminary investigation strengthened the credibility of the information, the statement said. "We also have information indicating that a terrorist action against Norway is planned to be carried out shortly -- probably in a few days.
  • Islamist plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled, say French police

    07/09/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 9, 2014 | Henry Samuel
    France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as Ali M, and one of the highest-ranking members in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. According to Le Parisien newspaper, in April last year, the married father of two who went by the pseudonym Abu Jaji was asked by his AQIM contact, whose web...
  • Kenya Terror Attack: Gunmen Killed Christians, Spared Muslims

    06/16/2014 8:57:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    AP ^ | June 16, 2014 | TOM ODULA
    Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire... lasted until early Monday, with little resistance put up by Kenya's security forces. ... Like the gunmen who attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall last year, the Mpeketoni attackers gave life-or-death religious assessment, a witness said, killing those who were not Muslim. "They came to our house at around 8 p.m. and asked us in Swahili whether we were Muslims. My...
  • Terror attack kills 13 in Kenya as hundreds of Western tourists are evacuated under armed guard

    05/16/2014 9:24:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | Wills Robinson
    Security concerns have long been high in Kenya because of its proximity to Somalia and the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, al-Shabab that operates there. In September, four al-Shabab gunmen attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, killing at least 67 people. The 1998 embassy bombing killed more than 200. Since the mall attack, Kenya has suffered numerous smaller bombings in Nairobi and Mombasa. Kenyan authorities, with the help of the FBI, also discovered a huge car bomb that could have caused massive damage. ... Terror attack kills 13 in Kenya as hundreds of Western tourists are evacuated under armed guard over safety...
  • Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood

    05/14/2014 9:53:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 13 2014 | Duane Lester
    Full Title: Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood Terrorist Attack Sorry, Barack. This wasn’t “workplace violence.” It was a terrorist attack, and should be treated as such. Thanks to Republicans, it will be: Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee will overturn one consequence of Obama’s unwillingness to recognize the terrorism of the Fort Hood attack: victims will be eligible for the Purple Heart, allowing survivors to receive better and prompter health care from the VA. More than that, every victim will get the recognition and honor due to them. From...
  • LOW TECH TERROR ON THE GRID - Why the terror attack in Silicon Valley?

    02/11/2014 1:08:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.10.14 | Jed Babbin
    Sometime before April 16, 2013, one or more people scouted the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s high-voltage Metcalf substation off Highway 101 near San Jose, California. They went around the unmanned power station at a range of 40-60 yards, marking places from which the transformers’ cooling fins were clearly visible through the chain-link fence with piles of stones. According to a Wall Street Journal report last week, at about 1 a.m. on that April 16, someone cut the telephone lines going to the substation’s location in a manner calculated to be hard to repair. Within about another thirty minutes, shooters...
  • Emergency Alert to Conserve Energy After PG&E Substation Vandalized (Silicon Valley Companies)

    04/16/2013 11:43:39 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 13 replies
    NBC (Bay Area, CA) ^ | 4/16/13 | Lisa Fernandez and Kris Sanchez
    Damage to South Bay substation triggers power alert About 10,000 gallons of oil began leaking Tuesday morning from a transformer at a San Jose PG&E substation, which authorities said was vandalized, possibly damaged by gunfire. The damage prompted the California Independent Service Operator to issue a "Flex Alert" Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for Silicon Valley because of the heavy damage at the substation on Metcalf Road. The agency asked everyone in Northern California, but especially in Silicon Valley, to conserve energy as crews are working to fix the substation's damaged equipment. Power is being rerouted as the work is being...
  • Was Mysterious Attack on Calif Power Station a ‘Dress Rehearsal’ for Much Larger Assault on US grid?

    02/05/2014 11:14:10 AM PST · by yoe · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Although the fact that the still-unsolved attack on a power station near San Jose occurred just a handful of hours after the Boston Marathon bombing — and apparently raised a few eyebrows initially — its ride in the public eye has been decidedly under the radar to date.[snip]Here’s what went down: Around 1 a.m. on April 16, two manholes were entered and fiber cables cut around the PG&E Metcalf substation, which killed some local 911 services, landline service to the substation, and cell phone service in the area, a senior U.S. intelligence official told Foreign Policy. More from Foreign Policy:...
  • Report: Power Plant Attack: “Most Significant Incident of Domestic Terrorism" (shortened)

    02/06/2014 3:47:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/6/14 | Mac Slavo
    Chances are you didn’t hear about it when it happened or the investigation that followed. Last April just outside of San Jose, California the grid system came under direct attack. Investigators have yet to identify any suspects, but the attack seems to have been well planned. First, someone accessed an underground vault housing fiber optic telephone cables and cut off communications to a large PG&E Substation. Then, for 19 minutes, someone opened fire from long-range. The sniper apparently utilized 7.62x39mm rounds, such as those used in an AK-47, to target the oil-driven cooling systems for 17 large transformers. The shell...
  • Former Federal Energy Official Says April Attack On San Jose PG&E Substation Was Terrorism

    02/05/2014 4:51:28 PM PST · by rfreedom4u · 40 replies
    CBS News SF Bay Area ^ | 5 February 2014 | CBS
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission believes the attack on a PG&E substation in South San Jose last spring was not an act of vandalism, but instead a terrorist attack. In April of last year, someone shot numerous rounds that damaged equipment at the Metcalf Road substation and also severed underground fiber optic cables nearby. In an interview Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, former FERC chief Jon Wellinghoff called the attack ”the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred.” Wellinghoff told the newspaper he’s going...
  • Obama Isn't Telling Us The Truth About The Growing, Global Terrorist Threat

    12/27/2013 1:46:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    If 2013 is remembered for anything, it will be the terrorist civil wars that have inflicted death and destruction in much of the world, especially the Middle East and Africa. Deadly, often daily, bombings are a common occurrence in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria where the ruthless dictator Bashar al Assad is killing civilians and rebels with impunity to crush the rebellion there. Meantime, Egypt is being torn apart in the wake of a military coup whose armies are battling Muslim extremists in a fierce religious war with no end in sight. This week, its military-backed government declared that...
  • U.S. ‘not safer’ from al-Qaeda

    12/13/2013 8:21:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | DEc 9, 2013 | Peter Brookes
    In a largely unheralded CNN interview last week congressional intelligence chiefs U.S. Rep Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) dropped a bombshell about the terrorism threat. He added that along with other Western targets, the terrorists have us smack in the middle of the cross-hairs. His claim is backed up by news accounts which report that as many as 2,000 Europeans have gone to Syria to join al-Qaeda and fight against the Bashar Assad regime — joining thousands more from elsewhere. That’s a pretty long way — in the opposite direction — from where President Obama told us...
  • Cantor Fitzgerald to Settle 9/11 Lawsuit Against American Airlines

    12/13/2013 7:31:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | BENJAMIN WEISER
    The Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald has agreed to settle a 2004 lawsuit against American Airlines and its insurers over Cantor’s business and property losses resulting from the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. Cantor lost 658 of its nearly 1,000 New York employees when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the trade center’s north tower, where Cantor headquarters occupied top floors. The amount of the deal was not revealed, although it is expected to be after the deal is made final, the lawyers said. Cantor had demanded as much as $1.1 billion in damages, after insurance recoveries,...
  • AMERICAN BLACKOUT- A Real Life Nightmare Nearer Than You Think

    11/05/2013 2:49:26 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 125 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | by R. JAMES WOOLSEY, DR. PETER VINCENT PRY
    Four days before Halloween, on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, terrorists in Mexico's Michoacan state blacked out the electric grid, leaving some 420,000 powerless and thirteen dead. That same Sunday night, National Geographic aired the docudrama American Blackout. This fictionalized account of a cyber attack on the electric grid depicts some of the horrific consequences of a nationwide blackout lasting 10 days.
  • Russian Embassy In Libya Attacked

    10/02/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 2, 2013
    First it was the Americans. Now it is the Russians' turn. Al Arabiya reports (and Itar-Tass confirms) that "Gunmen attacked the Russian embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported. The sound of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades could be heard around the embassy, the correspondent added. No further details were immediately available." According to unverified reports on Twitter, the embassy had been evacuated before the attack (the Russian NSA appears to be more efficient than its US equivalent). The Russian embassy in Tripoli: RT adds: The Russian embassy in Tripoli, Libya, has come under fire and...
  • Vanity: Why Is Drudge NOT Covering Kenya Slaughter?

    09/22/2013 9:03:59 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 74 replies
    9/22/2013
    Anyone know why Matt Drudge has ignored the Kenyan mall massacre that is going on still at this hour? He has updated with other stories but has not once posted a single link to this on-going nightmare going on in Kenya. I find this very odd and can't think of a reason why he would be ignoring it?
  • Kenya Westgate mall hostage standoff continues; 59 dead so far, minister says

    09/22/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | September 22, 2013, 6:58 AM | CBS/AP
    NAIROBI, Kenya The attack by al Qaeda-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and assault rifles. "The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku said, reassuring the families of the hostages in the upscale Westgate mall. Kenyan forces have already rescued about 1,000 people, he said. Lenku said that there are 10 to...
  • 31 people dead in hostage standoff at Nairobi mall (36 hostages still held by Al Qaeda linked group)

    09/21/2013 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Michael Martinez. Faith Karimi and Zain Verjee, CNN
    There are 31 people confirmed dead in Saturday's attack at a Nairobi shopping mall, the Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre tweeted. "Bodies in the lobby area and ground floor to be removed," the organization added. Several hours after the assault began, Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the bloodshed. There were also 100 people injured, the official said. As darkness fell in Nairobi, authorities said as many as 36 hostages are still being held by the gunmen in the mall... Americans were also injured in the attack, said Deputy State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf. But...
  • AP-NORC Poll: Fewer Americans fear terror attack

    09/11/2013 11:32:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2013 2:26 PM EDT | Verena Dobnik
    Fewer Americans fear their families could become victims of a terror attack, according to a new poll. Thirty percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research are a “great deal” or “somewhat” concerned that they or their loved ones could be harmed by terrorists. That’s the lowest level in polling on the subject dating back to 2004. …
  • Failed 'terrorist' attack on Suez Canal ship

    09/01/2013 6:36:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Sept 1, 2013 | AFP
    A container ship in the Suez Canal was the target of a failed "terrorist" attack on Saturday aimed at disrupting traffic through the key waterway, the head of the Suez Canal Authority said. Admiral Mohab Mamish confirmed that "a terrorist" had launched the attack against a Panamanian-flagged ship, adding in a statement that "the attempt failed completely and there was no damage to the ship or the containers it carried". The statement gave no details of the nature of the attempt at 1230 GMT Saturday, but sources said they heard loud explosions from the container ship which had been passing...
  • Ft. Hood Victims Want Shooting Designated Terror

    08/10/2013 12:06:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    AP) ^ | August 10, 2013 ( | ALLEN G. BREED and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
    Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them from going to Afghanistan and killing his fellow Muslims. Concluding he was on the "wrong side" in America's war, he told jurors at his court-martial that he switched sides. ... Victims of the shooting rampage filed a lawsuit last year over the administration's decision to treat the incident as workplace violence. They say that designation has robbed them of benefits and made them ineligible to...
  • U.S. Official: Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack ‘Big,’ ‘Strategically Sig

    08/04/2013 8:36:05 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 4,2013 | Martha Raddatz U.S. Official: Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack ‘Big,’ ‘S
    <p>Jonathan Karl @jonkarl Aug 4, 2013 9:00am Muhammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images On the day that almost two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates across North Africa and the Middle East are closed following the identification of a significant threat from an al-Qaeda affiliate, a senior U.S. official is providing new details about the communications intercepted from the terrorists, telling ABC News that al-Qaeda operatives could be heard talking about an upcoming attack. The official described the terrorists as saying the planned attack is “going to be big” and “strategically significant.”</p>
  • Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American

    07/28/2013 8:30:43 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28 2013 | MELISSA KLEIN
    Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American
  • Possible Motive of EgyptAir Suicide Pilot Revealed

    03/15/2002 10:39:47 PM PST · by glorygirl · 16 replies · 246+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/02 | Matthew Wald
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — A former EgyptAir pilot told American investigators two years ago that the co-pilot of EgyptAir 990 crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean to take revenge on a company executive who had just demoted him and was riding as a passenger, a person involved in the investigation said today. American aviation investigators say they do not know whether the explanation given by the pilot, which was first reported today in The Los Angeles Times, is true. Since the crash of the Boeing 767, Egyptian officials have argued that there was no evidence that the co-pilot, Gamil...
  • Twitter conversation between 2nd bomber Jahar and friend Troy Crossley "poppen fireworks"

    04/22/2013 2:32:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 40 replies
    Received via email. Sender says it was linked on twitter from the “hacktivist for good” the Jester aka @th3j35t3r: https://twitter.com/th3j35t3r Photo image of twitter conversation between 2nd bomber Jahar and his friend Troy Crossley. Troy says he heard Jahar out “poppen fireworks” and suggests he and Jahar go out and doing more. Twitter Conversation March 20, 2013: http://i.imgur.com/uP86MNz.jpg Then on March 26, 2013 a story from a Hanover, Massachusetts paper: Explosives cause concern in Hanover Mark Burridge Posted: 03/26/2013 10:20 AM Hanover fire and police departments seek the public’s help in identifying suspects or providing information in relation to two...
  • An Al-Shabaab Link to Boston Marathon Bombings?

    04/16/2013 11:18:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    pj media ^ | 4/16/13 | Bridget Johnson
    A series of Twitter gloats today raised questions about the possible involvement of Somali terror group Al-Shabaab in the Boston Marathon bombing. No person or group has yet directly taken responsibility for the attack that killed three and wounded 176, 17 of those critically. The FBI issued a be-on-the-lookout for a dark-skinned or black man in dark clothes, perhaps with a foreign accent, who tried to enter a restricted area moments before the first blast. Authorities were also questioning a Saudi national here on a student visa and searched an apartment in Revere, Mass., last night. Terror groups have shown...
  • Cellular Networks Were Flooded,, Not Shut Down, After Boston Marathon Attack

    04/16/2013 12:01:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 04/16/2013 | Matthew Feeney
    Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that an unnamed "law enforcement official,” citing an intelligence briefing, said that cell phone service had been deliberately switched off in Boston to prevent another bomb being detonated by a cell phone. However, providers have denied that cellular networks were deliberately shut down..The carriers said heavy usage caused connection delays—but service remained available in the city throughout the day..
  • Tea Party Stands with the Patriots in Boston

    04/16/2013 7:27:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 4/15/2013 | Tea Party Staff
    (TeaParty.org) – We the Tea Party stand with the good patriots of Boston. Today’s senseless and tragic terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon is an abhorrence to liberty and freedom. The 238th Annual Patriot’s Day commemoration of the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which signifies the starting of a revolution, has been marred by a new type of enemy. This enemy lurks in the shadows, reaching out with a death grip to harm innocent men and women as they go about their everyday lives. The cowardly acts of these terrorists are despicable and antithetical to what America...
  • Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah Celebrate Boston Terror Attack

    04/15/2013 6:20:52 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 32 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 15, 2013 | Israel News Agency Staff
    Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah Celebrate Boston Terror AttackBy Israel News Agency StaffJerusalem, Israel --- April 15, 2013 … Shortly after terror bombs exploded and murdered over 12 people at the Boston Marathon, members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah were reported to be dancing in the streets of Gaza, handing out candies to passerbys. A number of Palestinians had danced in the street in celebration of the 9/11 attacks in 2001 on the World Trade Center and Washington resulting in the deaths of thousands of Americans. The head of an Islamic terror organization in Jordan - the Muslim Salafi group...
  • Boston Marathon explosions: Police confirm explosion near finish line

    04/15/2013 12:35:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 241 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2:31 p.m. CDT, April 15, 2013 | (Via Reuters)
    At least one explosion struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, police and witnesses said. The explosion occurred as thousands of runners finished the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, with crowds watching and cheering at the finish. …
  • Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'

    02/14/2013 5:31:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | NED BERKOWITZ
    In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families. "It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism," wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep....
  • Leon Alphans Traille Jr., Ballston Mall Molotov cocktail suspect, charged with arson

    10/20/2012 1:16:04 PM PDT · by GridSquare · 23 replies
    ABC 7 News, VA ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 | Greta Kreuz
    <p>Leon Traille, 29, said not a word today in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. Dressed in green jail shirt and pants, he stood silent, staring ahead, as judge Teresa Buchanan asked, "Mr. Traille - do you hear me, Mr. Trail?"</p>
  • Feasting on Israel

    08/28/2011 7:20:44 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 24 replies
    Feasting on Israel By Ari Bussel When will we be able to dance on the ruins of the Jewish State? It has been too long in the planning, time to reap the benefits of our hard work! With Tunisia, Egypt and Libya now part of the Iranian Axis, shall anyone wager a bet, who will be next to fall into extremist Islamic hands: Israel or Syria? Or perhaps a tie, with both falling simultaneously? “Democracy,” chanted the multitudes in a frenzied cry. “Freedom” whispered so many with hope glistening in their eyes. “Change” pronounced the American President as he pushed...
  • Inevitable: Anders Behring Breivik "Linked" to Tea Party by Liberal Provocateur

    07/23/2011 10:13:35 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/23/11 | Aurelius
    Would you trust a person who was fired from his job for lying? Would you trust someone who linked to someone who did not think bin Laden was "brought to justice" when he was killed? Would you trust a who writes, "Israel is indeed a country founded on a racist premise and based on massive ethnic cleansing, and where racial discrimination is built in to the legal fabric of the country." If so, then you trust Craig Murray. And (go figure), he has been ranting about how there is a vast right-wing conspiracy throughout the world. Specifically, he believes there...
  • Children's Camp 'Shooting' After Oslo Bomb

    07/22/2011 11:15:46 AM PDT · by traumer · 26 replies
    A bomb blast has hit the Norwegian capital Oslo, killing at least seven people - amid reports of fatalities after a gunman attacked a nearby children's camp. Police said there were "one or more powerful explosions in the government building in Oslo". Meanwhile, shots were fired by a person reportedly dressed as a police officer at a youth meeting of the ruling Labour Party in Utoya - an island on the outskirts near the capital. Norwegian police said they fear there may also be explosives on Utoya island. As many as 700 people were believed to be taking part in...
  • Eyewitness: 20-25 Bodies at Youth Camp (Photos inside)

    07/22/2011 12:06:27 PM PDT · by Smogger · 344 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/22/2011 | AP
    An eyewitness tells Norwegian broadcaster NRK that he saw 20 to 25 bodies at the youth camp where a gunman dressed in a police uniform opened fire. Andre Scheie says he saw bodies on the shore of the Utoya island where the youth wing of the Labor Party was holding a summer camp for hundreds of youths. Scheie said Friday: "There are very many dead by the shore ... there are about 20-25 dead." He also said he saw dead people in the water.