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  • Renew the Patriot Act or Risk Another 9/11

    03/09/2020 6:40:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 9, 2020 | Tim Sumner
    Before the Patriot Act, the FBI would have been stymied in conducting a counterterrorism investigation involving a now infamous American agent of a foreign power. Anwar al-Awlaki was born in the United States. Yet, apparently, Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee believe the only thing worth remembering about him is that President Obama “illegally” had him killed in Yemen using a Hellfire missile. (No matter that al-Awlaki: had sent “panty bomber” Abdulmuttalab to blow up a passenger plane over Detroit; attempted to blow up a DHL cargo airplane in flight; had become the well-publicized spiritual leader of Al Qaeda in...
  • Philippines' Duterte says country can fight insurgents, Muslim extremists without US military

    02/27/2020 11:58:50 AM PST · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2020 | AP Staff
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent decision to terminate a U.S. security pact. Duterte also said in a speech that he would stick to a decision made early in his presidency, when he was enraged by then-President Barack Obama’s criticism of his deadly anti-drug crackdown, that he will not travel to the United States. The brash Philippine leader has often criticized U.S. security policies while praising China and Russia since taking office in mid-2016 for a six-year term. U.S. President Donald...
  • Trump says U.S. operation killed al-Qaida leader in Yemen

    02/07/2020 5:43:32 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 29 replies
    wral.com and Associated Press ^ | 2/6/20 | DEB RIECHMANN
    President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. at his direction has conducted a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen that killed Qassim al-Rimi, an al-Qaida leader who claimed responsibility for last year's deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Saudi aviation trainee killed three American sailors. Al-Rimi is a founder of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The affiliate has long been considered the global network’s most dangerous branch for its attempts to carry out attacks on the U.S. mainland. Trump said the U.S. and its allies are safer as a result of his death. “We will continue to protect...
  • Donald Trump takes out another terrorist leader: U.S. kills Al Qaeda's chief in Yemen in an airstrike after he repeatedly threatened to attack American soil

    02/01/2020 4:43:56 AM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2020 | staff
    The United States carried out an airstrike in January that killed a leader of Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen after months of tracking him, according to current and former government officials. Qassim al-Rimi, 41, was killed in the January strike but officials had been waiting to confirm the information before making public statement, the New York Times reports. The Yemen branch, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been keen to attack the U.S. and Europe. Confirmation of al-Rimi's death would mean a significant blow for the group.
  • The Case for Killing Qassim Suleimani. The strike was justified and legally sound.

    01/10/2020 8:54:15 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2020 | Tom Cotton
    Last week, our military and intelligence services brought justice to Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s terror mastermind. President Trump ordered General Suleimani’s killing after months of attacks on Americans by Iran’s proxy forces in Iraq. These attacks culminated in a rocket strike that killed an American and wounded others, then the attempted storming of our embassy in Baghdad. The first attack crossed the red line drawn by the president last summer — that if Iran harmed an American, it would face severe consequences. The president meant what he said, as Mr. Suleimani learned the hard way. Mr. Suleimani’s killing was justified, legal...
  • Ron Paul blasts Trump: ‘Foreign policy is in shambles’

    01/06/2020 11:27:31 AM PST · by RandFan · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/3/2020 | Spencer Neale
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said he wished President Trump would "flip-flop" his policy on Iran and criticized Trump's loyalty to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia. "I think our country is not doing so well. Our foreign policy is in shambles," the Texas Republican said. "Unfortunately, the one place where I wish he would flip-flop every once in a while or change his policy completely is dealing with Iran. He is steady on it, he said it on the campaign. He's very loyal to Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia." Trump authorized airstrikes that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and...
  • Thanks to Trump, the Forty-Year Appeasement of Iran Is Over

    01/06/2020 4:53:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 6, 2020 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is an unusual, possibly aberrant, event. The killing of this individual leader of a sovereign state may lead to all-out war between Iran and the U.S. — or, on the other hand, the assassination may bring an end to the cycle of Iranian violence countered by U.S. and world diplomatic flatulence and appeasement. Assassinating the leaders of terrorist organizations — i.e., non-state actors, such as Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — did not lead to a greater war footing against the USA because, as terrorist organization leaders, not heads of state,...
  • Trump surprises troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 11:11:02 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 28, 2019 | Mike Brest
    President Trump surprised American troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving. He visited Bagram air base on Thursday, delivering Thanksgiving greetings to U.S. troops deployed there in America’s longest-running war.
  • Trump Makes Surprise Visit to American Troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 11:46:49 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 28 November 2019 | Jack Phillips
    President Donald Trump visited Afghanistan for the first time on Thanksgiving Day with a surprise visit to an airbase in the country to meet American troops. Trump walked in to Bagram airbase unannounced as troops looked up from their Thanksgiving dinner. “Alright, who wants some photos,” said one of the officers accompanying Trump into the room. Everybody stood up and cheered. 🚨MOMENTS AGO🚨 President @realDonaldTrump visits U.S. Soldiers at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan…. pic.twitter.com/HpHd6PxEqn— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) November 28, 2019 “You’re very special people … you don’t even know how much the [American] people love and respect you,” he...
  • President Trump honors dog wounded in ISIS raid (video only)

    11/25/2019 10:06:38 AM PST · by RightGeek · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/25/2016 | Uncredited
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  • Video: The Dog That Killed Baghdadi

    11/07/2019 6:41:09 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/07/2019
    This new episode of The Glazov Gang features Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His new book is The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process. Robert discusses: The Dog That Killed Baghdadi, and he explains: Why America’s hero dog “Conan” traumatizes the world of Islam. Don’t miss it!
  • Trump drives press to make a fool of itself over a ... dog

    10/31/2019 11:30:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Monica Showalter
    President Trump has an impressive way of driving his most virulent opponents bonkers. He baits them, he gets a rise out of them, and being pompous nincompoops, they always end up beclowning themselves. He was at it again, still on the dog stories, following the shiv he stuck into the side of Islamofascist terrorists in the wake of the raid he ordered on ISIS chieftain Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi over the weekend, the one that left al-Baghdadi a grease spot on the desert floor. Trump freaked that bunch out earlier by touting and praising the dog who chased the "pious Muslim...
  • Al-Baghdadi's Death as Counterterror Information Warfare

    10/30/2019 7:59:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2019 | Austin Bay
    What a shame Washington political and media elites couldn't briefly halt their uncivil domestic political brawl to applaud a victory over the world's most vicious international terrorist organization, the Islamic State group of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. A more unified and strategically thoughtful reaction to ISIS commander, mass rapist, savage torturer, mass murderer and slaver Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's justified slaying would have magnified the effects of the Pentagon's military operation by sending a clear and powerful message with moral weight and what strategists call "deterrence value" to challenge terrorist propaganda appeals. My obituary sketch of al-Baghdadi's documented atrocities is...
  • Twenty Years Too Early, Ten Years Too Late and the Relic From Rome

    10/29/2019 8:40:47 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 Oct 2019 | Richard Fernandez
    "I still say Kayla should be here, and if Obama had been as decisive as President Trump, maybe she would have been," Marsha Mueller said, referring to the death of her daughter at the hands of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. "After Kayla's death, the Muellers became outspoken critics of the American government's handling of its foreign hostages. They had been encouraged to keep her captivity secret, and discouraged from attempting to free her or pay a ransom." Leaving aside the question of whether Obama ever had a good tactical option at rescuing Kayla Mueller, "decisive" is probably the wrong...
  • US Took Two Prisoners During Raid of ISIS Leader’s Compound

    10/28/2019 8:13:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 77 replies
    epoch times ^ | 10/28/2019 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    The United States took two prisoners during the raid on the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, officials said on Oct. 28. The Oct. 26 raid left al-Baghdadi and several top ISIS members dead, as well as several children who were killed when al-Baghdadi detonated a blast in a dead-end tunnel, President Donald Trump said over the weekend. In an update during a briefing at the Pentagon on Oct. 28, military leaders said two men were taken prisoner. “There were two adult males taken off the objective, alive,” Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said...
  • Pentagon can't confirm al-Baghdadi was crying before he died (barf alert)

    10/29/2019 4:10:27 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 83 replies
    WRAL TV ^ | 10/28/19 | Helene Cooper, New York Times
    WASHINGTON — The country’s top military officer said on Monday that he does not know where President Donald Trump got his information that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader, died “screaming, crying and whimpering.” Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at a Pentagon news conference that he does not have similar information, but said Trump may have gotten his details from a conversation with military personnel on the ground who were involved in the raid.
  • NPR Praises Terrorist Baghdadi: ‘He Was a Real Leader,’ ‘A Movement We’ve Never Seen Before

    10/29/2019 9:06:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 10/28/2019 | Penny Starr
    The Washington Post is not alone when it comes to kind remembrances of the ISIS terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died igniting a suicide vest in a tunnel in northwest Syria on Saturday as U.S. troops closed in. During special coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement on Sunday of the successful mission, National Public Radio (NPR) praised the man who was responsible for beheading three Americans and enslaving and killing an American woman. Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro led a roundtable discussion with NPR reporters Greg Myre, Tamara Keith and Daniel Estrin about Baghdadi’s death and asked them to tell listeners about...
  • NPR Gushes Over Baghdadi: “He Was a Real Leader”

    10/29/2019 9:08:08 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 55 replies
    Summit News ^ | Paul Joseph Watson
    Spearheaded a “movement we’ve never seen before.” NPR gushed over ISIS terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, describing him as a “real leader” who spearheaded a “movement we’ve never seen before.” During a roundtable discussion about Baghdadi’s death, NPR reporter Greg Myre all but praised the man responsible for beheading three Americans and enslaving and killing an American woman. “He led a movement that we’ve never seen before,” Myre said. “ISIS had tens of thousands of members, fighters, coming in from all over the world.” “They controlled massive amounts of territory — in Eastern Syria and Western and Northern Iraq,” Myre...
  • Trump defends keeping ‘leaker’ Schiff, Pelosi out of the loop on al-Baghdadi raid

    10/28/2019 8:45:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 28, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    President Trump on Monday defended his decision not to give Democratic congressional leaders advance notice of the raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, saying once again that he was concerned the details would leak out. When Trump first announced al-Baghdadi's death Sunday morning, he said he decided not to tell officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, because he was afraid leaks could compromise the mission. Speaking to reporters Monday morning, he singled out House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as the focus of those concerns. "The only thing is they were talking about...
  • How Baghdadi's Death Reveals Trump's Clever Syria Strategy

    10/28/2019 8:47:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 28, 2019 | Joseph Klein
    U.S. president outsmarts Putin -- leaves him with Syria headaches as U.S. withdraws According to conventional thinking, President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria opened the door to a resurgence of ISIS. “Make no mistake, President Trump ignores the national security threat posed by ISIS at our nation’s peril,” Senator Bob Menendez, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said last week. How foolish Senator Menendez and his fellow critics look now after President Trump announced on Sunday that a special operations raid, which he had approved and closely monitored, resulted in the cowardly death...