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  • Ex CIA chief John Brennan to Trump: ‘America will Triumph over You’

    03/17/2018 10:33:34 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 215 replies
    USA Today ^ | 3-17-18 | Sean Rossman
    <p>The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in a venomous tweet Saturday, accused President Trump of political corruption and warned, "America will triumph over you."</p> <p>John Brennan's biting two-sentence statement came in response to a Friday evening tweet in which the president celebrated the ouster of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. "When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history," he wrote. "You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but will not destroy America... America will triumph over you."</p>
  • Russian spy ship now 30 miles off Virginia coast

    01/25/2018 10:14:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/25/18 | Peter Reid
    A Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov, was spotted just 30 miles off the coast of Virginia in international waters on Wednesday, military officials said, The Virginian-Pilot reported. The Russian ship was spotted approaching the east coast last week.“We are tracking the Viktor Leonov’s presence off the East Coast, much like we are aware of all vessels approaching the United States and Canada,” said Navy Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Brian Wierzbicki. “We respect the rights and freedoms of all nations to operate in international waters in accordance with international law.” The Russian ship is being tracked by the Norfolk-based destroyer USS...
  • Judge orders USS Cole case to continue despite defense attorneys quitting

    11/02/2017 12:24:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/2/17 | KATE IRBY AND CAROL ROSENBERG
    U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth on Thursday denied defense counsel’s request to halt USS Cole hearings at Guantanamo, despite the refusal to participate by three civilian lawyers for the accused. Within minutes of the denial, lawyers for Brig. Gen. John Baker, the chief defense counsel for military commissions, filed an unlawful detention petition in Lamberth’s court. The USS Cole case judge, Air Force Col. Vance Spath, on Wednesday sentenced the Marine general to 21 days confinement in his quarters, in a trailer park behind the Guantanamo courthouse, for refusing to return the civilian counsel to their jobs. The 20-page...
  • Supreme Court won't take case of alleged USS Cole mastermind

    10/16/2017 5:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 9:40 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors should face a trial by a military commission. The court on Monday declined to take up the case of Saudi national Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri had sought to challenge the authority of a military commission in Guantánamo Bay hearing his case. But an appeals court ruled last year that al-Nashiri’s challenge would have to wait until after his trial. …
  • Legendary FBI Agent Carlos T. Fernandez Retires

    06/29/2017 12:18:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The legendary FBI agent in charge of New York’s counterterrorism division, Carlos T. Fernandez, is retiring after 21 years. Fernandez, 50, was posted in Yemen after the USS Cole bombing, in Afghanistan after 9/11 and in Libya after Benghazi. He is joining Viacom as their global head of security at their Times Square headquarters. Insiders say the media giant has hired him to lead all of their security teams on a global basis, protect their offices and digital systems, and ensure the safety of Viacom staff and guests who attend their events.
  • Flashback: THE MAN WHO KNEW (Frontline Episode from 2002 on former FBI agent/head of WTC security)

    09/08/2016 10:32:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    As an FBI agent who specialized in counter-terrorism, John P. O’Neill investigated the bombing of the American embassies in Africa, the USS Cole in Yemen, the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, and the first attack on the World Trade Center. O’Neill came to believe America should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack, but his was often a lonely voice. A controversial figure inside the buttoned-down world of the FBI, he was forced out of the job he loved and entered the private sector – as director of security for the World Trade Center.
  • Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack

    08/30/2016 10:36:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2016 1:03 PM EDT | Sam Hananel
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to halt the military commission trial of a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors. The 2-1 ruling said that Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri can’t challenge the commission’s authority to hear his case until after the proceeding has run its course. Al-Nashiri argued that military commissions only have authority over offenses that take place during an armed conflict. He said his actions were not war crimes because the U.S. was not officially at war with al-Qaida at the time of the attack. But...
  • Obama's Bloody Yemen Disaster

    01/23/2015 5:34:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    When President Obama declares something a "success story," you know it has "TOTAL FAILURE" embedded in its DNA. Four months ago, America's King Midas in Reverse crowed about the fruits of his triumphant foreign policy in jihad-infested Yemen. A "light footprint" approach to counterterrorism operations, he claimed, was the most effective path to stability. In addition, Obama has shoveled nearly $1 billion in American tax-subsidized foreign aid to Yemen. Four months later, Iran-backed Shia rebels seized a Yemeni presidential palace. The president and his entire cabinet tendered their resignations on Thursday, creating a vacuum that al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula...
  • Greenfield: The Betrayal of the USS Cole

    05/09/2016 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, May 08, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, May 08, 2016 The Betrayal of the USS Cole Posted by Daniel Greenfield On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep their ship from sinking while working waist deep in water with bucket brigades, sleeping on the deck and living surrounded by the...
  • The Betrayal of the USS Cole

    05/09/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The valorous dead of the USS Cole have been betrayed too many times to count by each administration On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep their ship from sinking while working waist deep in water with bucket brigades, sleeping on the deck and...
  • Bin Laden network 'plotted hundreds of attacks'

    11/08/2001 2:27:39 AM PST · by maquiladora · 40 replies · 763+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday November 8, 2001 | Julian Borger in Washington
    The attacks on US targets culminating in the September 11 suicide hijackings were only a fraction of the onslaught planned by Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, it emerged yesterday. Over the past three years, US intelligence detected plots against US embassies in 14 countries, mostly in Asia and Africa, and there were over 600 more "credible threats" of attacks. Some were thwarted by arrests or stepped up security. Others appear to have been suspended or may still be pending. The global extent of al-Qaida's terrorist ambitions is revealed in a new book by Peter Bergen, CNN's terrorism analyst, who interviewed ...
  • USS Cole commander blasts transfer of Al Qaeda Gitmo detainees to Saudi Arabia

    05/03/2016 9:40:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/3/16 | Cristina Corbin
    The man at the helm of the USS Cole when it was attacked by an Al Qaeda cell in 2000 said last month's release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee linked to the bombers denies justice to the 17 people killed aboard the ship. Kirk Lippold, who was commanding officer of the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer when suicide bombers aboard a small fishing boat blew a hole in the side of the ship, told FoxNews.com Mashur Abdallah Ahmed al Sabri's release was a mistake. "I would have liked to have seen him receive a military commission where he was tried,...
  • Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist-American lives don't matter

    05/02/2016 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 56 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-2-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist American lives don’t matter. May 2, 2016 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep...
  • Outrage as pupils given ISIS and al-Qaida propaganda as homework

    11/28/2015 7:06:19 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | David Trayner
    Pupils as young as 14 were handed twisted propaganda praising a terrorist attack - containing a quote about victims' bodies "flying like dust particles" - and encouraging readers to sign up to ISIS. The "assignment" - which came days after the horrific Paris attacks - asked pupils to analyse the passages and identify the subject, occasion, audience, purpose and speaker. An investigation has been launched after parents complained about the controversial task. The first passage was from a blog entry from an ISIS recruiter's website. It describes with different kinds of women needed to the so-called caliphate - such as...
  • Remembering USS Cole attack, 14 years later (Nashiri still awaiting trial in Guantanamo)

    10/10/2014 10:47:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    13 News Now ^ | 6:28 p.m. EDT October 8, 2014 | Mike Gooding
    NORFOLK--Fourteen years after al Qaida suicide bombers attacked the USS Cole, shipmates, friends and families of the fallen sailors will come together to remember. A private ceremony is planned Sunday at Naval Station Norfolk. It was October, 12, 2000, when the guided missile destroyer was refueling at the Port of Aden, Yemen, when terrorists blew a 40 x 40-foot hole in the ship's hull, killing 17 crew members. Former Cole sailor Anthony VanCampen served as ship's bugler then. He plans to play "Taps" at this weekend's memorial service. "The biggest thing for me is that somebody has to tell the...
  • MH370 Mystery: Remembering Malaysia’s Role In 9/11, And In Other Islamic Terror Plots

    03/16/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/16/14 | Donald Joy
    In January, 2000, Malaysia’s capital was where key members of Al Qaeda held their “Kuala Lumpur summit” to plan the bombing of the USS Cole that October, as well as the later attacks of 9/11/01. In light of this, and other facts pointing to Kuala Lumpur playing host to a hotbed of Islamic terrorists over the years, the baffling mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 provokes renewed scrutiny of Kuala Lumpur in fostering international terrorism to date. In this context, Malaysia’s Islamic government and prevailing majority Mohammedan culture comes across as either grossly incompetent, or even somewhat...
  • 9th Circuit Affirms Military Comm. Has Authority over Gitmo Terrorist

    12/26/2013 1:41:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 26, 2013
    The leftist human rights groups pushing for Guantanamo terrorists to be tried in the civilian legal system should take note that a famously liberal federal appeals court affirmed the Military Commission at Gitmo has jurisdiction in the case against an Al Qaeda operative who bombed a U.S. Navy ship in Yemen. The ruling, issued by the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a blow to the powerful leftwing organizations—including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch—that have long fought to afford Islamic terrorists the same rights as American citizens. For years they have...
  • U.S. Embassy In Yemen Evacuated, U.K. Closing

    08/06/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 51 replies
    WITN.com ^ | 8/6/2013
    A statement issued Tuesday says the department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks." The travel warning says U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should depart and calls the security threat level in Yemen "extremely high." A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat told The Associated Press that the current shutdown was instigated by an intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack. Britain's Foreign Office says it has evacuated all staff from its embassy in...
  • BREAKING NEWS: DRUDGE SIREN - Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe

    05/13/2013 1:49:29 PM PDT · by CWW · 467 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 05-13-2013 | cww
    <p>Looks Like DOJ HAS BEEN TAPPING AP NEWS TELEPHONE LINES TO DISCOVER THEIR CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES IN CONGRESS!</p> <p>The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.</p>
  • AP CEO's letter to Eric Holder

    05/13/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 170 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/13/13 | Gary B. Pruit