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  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    AP, UPI, CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC ^ | 11 SEP 01 (PEARL HARBOR PART 2) | DCBRYAN1
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • Babylon's Covert War - The conflict in Iraq explained

    06/14/2014 5:03:14 AM PDT · by BCW · 20 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | 2008 | JH White
    s it possible to really win the war on terror? Are there really reasons for Jihad that can be understood and countered by the West? Is military or martial action the last-best chance for ending the threat posed by Islam? In his new and controversial book, Babylon’s Covert War, author J H White answers these and other complex questions related to the global fight against radical Jihad. Islam has a strategy that was incorporated by Muhammad in the 7th Century that has continued in various forms over a multitude of battlefields be they military, social, or political. During the emergence...
  • MSNBC's Matthews Hits Obama for Violating Law with Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner Swap

    06/03/2014 6:33:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 3, 2014 | Ken Sheperd
    On his June 3 Hardball program, MSNBC's Chris Matthews expressed his disapproval of the president having broken federal law in the process of securing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for transferring five high-level Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Qatari government custody.
  • No laughing matter: Hillary to be haunted in 2016 by Benghazi, failed Russia reset

    05/15/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a quarter-century of public service to her potential presidential campaign, but it’s her most recent job as secretary of state for President Obama — overseeing relations with Russia, handling the terrorist attack in Benghazi and negotiating over the war on terrorism — that could come back to haunt her. Many of Mr. Obama’s current political problems also could affect Mrs. Clinton, including the handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the decision not to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram, a group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Even the Keystone XL...
  • Syrian Rebels Attack Chinese Diplomats, Embassy

    09/12/2013 8:33:15 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 9/13/13 | Staff
    Chinese diplomats in Syria as well as Beijing's embassy are under regular threat from rebel attacks, China's ambassador to Syria has confided to local media outlets. In an interview with the Global Times [ link at site], Zhang Xun, China's ambassador to Syria said that Beijing's embassy has increasingly been caught in the cross-hairs of fighting between rebel and government forces in recent months... Zhang said that in another attack last month, Syrian rebels fired mortar shells at President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade. They missed the Syrian leader but hit a building that was located just 10 meters from the Chinese...
  • Former MSNBC Producer: MSNBC Is 'Official Network of the Obama White House'

    07/08/2013 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    A former senior producer for MSNBC came out with harsh words for his former network Sunday. Writing at the far-left AlterNet, Jeff Cohen - the former senior producer of MSNBC's Donahue show - said, "When it comes to issues of U.S. militarism and spying, the allegedly 'progressive' MSNBC often seems closer to the 'official network of the Obama White House' than anything resembling an independent channel": Had McCain or Romney defeated Obama and implemented the exact same policies, treating whistleblowers like Manning and Snowden as foreign espionage agents, one would expect MSNBC hosts to be loudly denouncing the Republican abuses...
  • Sharyl 'Benghazi Campaign' Attkisson Hadn't Reported About the Attack On the Air in Over 5 Months

    05/08/2013 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    CBS's Sharyl Attkisson is apparently viewed by network executives as "wading dangerously close to advocacy" in her coverage of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, as Politico's Dylan Byers asserted in a Wednesday item. Byers reported that "Attkisson can't get some of her stories on the air, and is thus left feeling marginalized and underutilized." Attkisson's minute-long report about the House Oversight Committee's latest hearing on the attack on Wednesday's CBS This Morning was actually the first time since November 23, 2012 that the journalist reported about the story on air, according a search...
  • Pamela Geller to speak in Edison, NJ Sunday 4/14 at 7 pm at Cong. Beth-El

    04/14/2013 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Ziva · 24 replies
    Jewish Voice and Opinion ^ | 4/14/13 | Susan Rosenbluth
    Pamela Geller to speak in Edison, NJ Sunday 4/14 at 7 pm at Cong. Beth-El [Translate] After her speaking engagement at the Great Neck Synagogue was cancelled due to intense pressure exerted by a combination of Islamist and left-wing forces, Pamela Geller, an anti-jihadist activist, was asked by Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg to give her address at his Congregation Beth-El in Edison, NJ. Ms. Geller accepted and will be speaking at the synagogue, located at 91 Jefferson Blvd, Edison, NJ 08817, at 7pm on Sunday, April 14. Her subject will be “The Imposition of Sharia in America.” Ms. Geller, the...
  • Bush CIA Director: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Portrayal of Interrogations 'Not Factually True'

    02/23/2013 3:59:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    On the eve of Sunday's Academy Awards presentation, former George W. Bush CIA Director Michael Hayden has made a strong statement about the hunt for Osama bin Laden film "Zero Dark Thirty." In an interview to be aired on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday, Hayden said, "If you look at the movie, it was artistically true, not factually true. Artistically, it portrayed the CIA interrogation program, but factually it was overwrought and inaccurate" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bush CIA Director: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Portrayal of Interrogations 'Not Factually True' FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: Did enhanced interrogation techniques, specifically waterboarding,...
  • Obama administration sued over Palestinian aid

    11/27/2012 8:15:53 AM PST · by ilcenter · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    A group of Israeli-Americans has filed suit against the Obama administration, alleging that U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority funds terrorist activities. The lawsuit charges that federal aid money directed to the Palestinian Authority ultimately ends up in the hands of Hamas and other militant groups committed to war against Israel. Hamas is designed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government. The lawsuit charges that the State Department is ignoring congressionally-mandated safeguards to keep money out of the hands of such entities. "The American people are opposed to terror and do not want to fund it via...
  • The money behind the method

    11/25/2012 12:52:32 AM PST · by ilcenter · 7 replies
    DEFENCE MANAGEMENT JOURNAL ^ | Winter 2012 | Nitsana Darshan-Leitner
    The widely held assumption that terrorists are merely violent fanatics might be accurate for many of the terror organisations' low-level operatives. Nonetheless, a terror group's leader sees subsequent acts of terror as a way to impress their financial patrons and their ensnared populations. On a day-to-day level, terror groups are primarily financial organisations, expending the bulk of their efforts to raise, invest, allocate and transfer money. These violent groups are just like a drug cartel, and it is therefore a misunderstanding to believe that terrorists need funds just to make cheap bombs. The creation of a terrorist is a long...
  • Turkey seeks trial for Israeli leaders

    11/07/2012 6:59:49 AM PST · by ilcenter · 1 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 6, 2012 at 6:29 AM
    TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- An Israeli civil rights law firm Tuesday came out strongly against Turkey's decision to try former Israeli military chiefs for the deaths of nine activists. Shurat HaDin -- Israel Law Center said the Turkish government and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, not four former Israeli military chiefs, should be held responsible for the activists' deaths aboard the Turkish boat Mavi Marmara boat. In May 2010, Israeli commandos boarded the Mavi Marmara, which was part of a flotilla seeking to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza, after the ship's crew ignored calls to re-route...
  • Senator demands inquiry into ‘terror’ funding

    05/06/2012 7:17:03 AM PDT · by ilcenter · 8 replies
    The Australian Jewish News ^ | May 4, 2012 | GARETH NARUNSKY
    A SENATOR has requested an official inquiry into whether Australian taxpayers are unknowingly funding a Palestinian terrorist organisation. In a letter sent to Foreign Minister Bob Carr last week, Victorian Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson cited evidence collected by Israeli civil rights organisation Shurat HaDin, which alleges that the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), based in Gaza, is a subsidiary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP has a history of hijackings and suicide bombings, and was listed as a terrorist organisation by the Australian government in 2001. The Australian government’s foreign-aid arm, AusAID, funds...
  • Muslim in road rage attack on U.S. Marines linked to Seattle terror plotters

    09/22/2011 8:27:10 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | 22 September 11 | creeping
    In what may be a new development in a June South Seattle terror plot, state prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against a longtime criminal in Washington state who attempted to run two Marines off the road, and who allegedly had contact with one of the terrorism suspects.
  • Book: Babylon's Covert War - now printed by Create Space

    08/25/2011 9:52:00 AM PDT · by BCW
    Create Space ^ | 24 AUG 2011 | JH White
    In Babylon’s Covert War author J.H. White builds a provocative and compelling argument designed to strengthen the U.S.’s response to the global threat posed by Islam and radical Jihadists. Building on history, military strategy and tactics, Middle Eastern ideology, and practical anti-terrorism experience author White paints the stark picture of America’s failures in defending against Islam’s war, but also offers up an actionable plan to rectify past failures. There are those that have described the current war on terrorism as a new phenomenon, one that has emerged only in the last several decades. The truth, however, is that the United...
  • Lawyer: Norway suspect wanted anti-Muslim crusade

    07/24/2011 5:30:02 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 102 replies
    forbes ^ | 07.24.11 | BJOERN AMLAND and SARAH DiLORENZO
    OSLO, Norway -- The man blamed for attacks on Norway's government headquarters and a youth retreat that left at least 92 dead said he was motivated by a desire to bring about a revolution in Norwegian society, his lawyer said Sunday. A manifesto that he is believed to have written ranted against Muslim immigration to Europe and vowed revenge on "indigenous Europeans" who he accused of betraying their heritage. Although lawyer for the 32-year-old Norwegian suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, said his client acted alone, police conducted raids on a garage and sheds in an industrial neighborhood of eastern Oslo, said...
  • Ron Paul: Media "Amen corner" poo poos gold

    07/24/2010 2:21:26 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 24, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Ron Paul explains why we need to put our money in gold and how we can do that as America slowly drifts towards socialism. I'm fully aware I can't change any one's mind about Dr. Paul on FR but please listen to this video you might agree with some of what he says.
  • The People vs. Ex-Generalissimo Blair [THE PEOPLE vs BLAIR, BUSH AND THE WAR ON TERROR]

    02/11/2010 11:27:26 AM PST · by JLS · 7 replies · 380+ views
    MaCleans ^ | 11 February 2010 | Mark Steyn
    The grilling the former British PM is getting over invading Iraq suits the enemy just fine It’s supposed to be Sept. 12—that’s to say, the post-9/11 era. For over seven years the entire Western world was forced to live out a kind of geopolitical Groundhog Day in which Bush, Cheney, Rummy and the rest of the gang woke up each dawn to the same eternal Tuesday morning in September, the same long shadows of the Twin Towers, the same undying certainty of another six decades of hard, cold, martial winter. It wasn’t only the ideologically opposed among the campus left...
  • Obama can't say who we're at war with

    01/08/2010 11:07:45 PM PST · by JLS · 43 replies · 1,258+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 8 January 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Not long after the Ayatollah Khomeini announced his fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the British novelist suddenly turned up on a Muslim radio station in West London late one night and told his interviewer he'd converted to Islam. Marvelous religion, couldn't be happier, Allahu Akbar and all that. And the Ayatollah said hey, that's terrific news, glad to hear it. But we're still gonna kill you.
  • Liberals Use The Exception To The Rule (McVeigh, Unabomber) To Try To Rule Out Using Profiling

    01/05/2010 8:41:52 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 24 replies · 834+ views
    1/5/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Liberals use three main arguments as to why we should not use profiling to stop terrorism. One, they raise the spectres of Timothy McVeigh, the Unabomber and others as examples that spending more time monitoring and checking out those who are of Semitic descent or from the Middle East or those whose passports show that they are from terrorist hotspots, and less time monitoring or harrasing little old ladies, will not work. They use the exception to the rule (McVeigh, the unabomber and others) to try and rule out using profiling. This is faulty reasoning to the core, given that...
  • America’s Wrongheaded Approach to Jihad

    12/29/2009 8:49:09 AM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 446+ views
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 29 Dec 09 | Terrortrends
    In the wake of the miraculously failed Christmas day Jihadi attack over the skies of Detroit, we are starting to see our governmental mechanisms crank into gear to institute policies to prevent terrorists from attacking us successfully. Never mind that it was that very governmental bureaucracy which enabled the Jihadists to penetrate secure areas with explosives and come close to killing 270 people on Christmas day. It was our incompetent governmental bureaucracies which granted a known Jihadi a visa to enter the United States. It was our governmental bureaucracies which let him get on an airliner without a passport. It...
  • 'Global War On Terror' Is Given New Name; Bush's Phrase Is Out, Pentagon Says (24 March 2009)

    12/28/2009 7:39:00 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 27 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 25 March 2009 | Scott Wilson/Al Kamen (WaPO)
    (24/3/09) The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the phrase "global war on terror," a signature rhetorical legacy of its predecessor. In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.' ..."
  • RAW VIDEO: a) Aftermath of US/Yemeni Attack on al-Qaeda; b) al-Qaeda Leader Speech in Response (LOL)

    12/24/2009 6:06:24 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies · 2,567+ views
    Russia Today and al-Jazeera sites ^ | Christmas Day, 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    Raw video of scene on the ground inside al-Qaeda operational and training center in Yemen, blasted to smithereens by US and Yemeni forces in the last number of hours. (LINK)al-Jazeera video of al-Qaeda leader (unmasked) giving a rabid speech in response regarding the ramping up of the obliteration of a number of key al-Qaeda in Yemen, including the former Northern Virginia radical Islamist cleric "spiritual" handler of Major Nidal Hasan, Anwar al-Alauqi (apparantly)(LINK)
  • U.S. is soft on terrorism

    11/24/2009 6:37:28 AM PST · by James H. Shott · 222+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | November 24, 2009 | James H. Shott
    On September 12, 2001, Americans were nearly unanimous in their belief that terrorism was a very real and serious threat to our country. September 11, 2009, eight years later, after not only no new terrorist attacks on the United States, but some thwarted terrorist activities, we have grown complacent on terrorism, and we have adopted attitudes along the way that are so soft on terrorism that the likelihood of an attack inside the United States is as great today as it was in 2001. Since the eighth anniversary of 9-11 two months ago we may, in fact, have already experienced...
  • In the Shadow of the War on Terror

    10/11/2009 5:03:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 411+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2009 | Salena Zito
    The “Overseas Contingency Program” – more commonly known as the “war on terror” – is back at the center of the political world, thanks to the uncertain prosecution of the war in Afghanistan. As President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Congress and the generals in the field contemplate the damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t consequences of Afghanistan, terror has reappeared in the American vernacular. “America is still a salient target and attractive target for terrorists,” said Paul Pillar, a former senior CIA counter-terrorism official. And while words like “Islamic terrorist,” “jihad” and “Muslim extremist” have been scrubbed from administration chatter, we remain...
  • If You’re Afraid to Name Your Enemy, How Can You Fight Him?

    09/02/2009 9:48:43 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 1 replies · 190+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | September 2, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. --George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four It all started earlier this year, when the Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, told a German Magazine during an interview: I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word ‘terrorism,’ I referred to ‘man-caused’ disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want...
  • Another Obama reversal - He now OPPOSSES release of detainee photos

    05/14/2009 9:51:30 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 8 replies · 524+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 05142009 | TDC
    “This is not so much a matter of “the people’s right to know” as it is a matter of needlessly endangering the lives of our brave troops — 99% of whom have had no role in any interrogations or allegations of detainee abuse.” See more Obama reversals below Obama - Against the VETS before he was For the VETS!
  • Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists'

    04/13/2009 6:29:41 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 73 replies · 3,720+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 12, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    WASHINGTON – A newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed "right-wing extremists" concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats. The report, titled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," dated April 7, states that "threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts." However, the report goes on to suggest worsening economic...
  • Mexican cartels infiltrate Houston

    03/08/2009 11:30:00 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 50 replies · 2,805+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 7, 2009, 9:28PM | DANE SCHILLER
    Recent arrests in a mistaken killing point to the perilous presence of gangs The order was clear: Kill the guy in the Astros jersey. But in a case of mistaken identity, Jose Perez ended up dead. The intended target — the Houston-based head of a Mexican drug cartel cell pumping millions of dollars of cocaine into the city — walked away. Perez, 27, was just a working guy, out getting dinner late on a Friday with his wife and young children at Chilos, a seafood restaurant on the Gulf Freeway. His murder and the assassination gone awry point to the...
  • Pakistan's spy agency behind Mumbai attacks: India

    02/05/2009 9:35:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 587+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/09 | AFP
    NEW DELHI (AFP) – India has for the first time directly accused Pakistan's powerful military intelligence agency -- the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) -- of involvement in last year's Mumbai attacks. "The perpetrators planned, trained and launched their attacks from Pakistan, and the organisers were and remain clients and creations of the ISI," Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon said in a speech in Paris on Thursday that was picked up by the Indian media. In January, India handed Pakistan what it said was evidence linking "elements" in Pakistan to the November attacks on India's financial capital, in which 10 gunmen killed 165...
  • Martyrdom beckons Lebanese teen, but she really wants to direct (Movies or Martyrdom?)

    01/13/2009 12:15:45 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies · 1,072+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 13, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
    Reporting from Tyre, Lebanon -- Hiba Qassir dreams of making movies. She's ambitious and precocious enough. At 18, she's taught herself how to edit video and sound on a computer, and has her sights set on directing gripping social and psychological dramas. But if the movie business doesn't work out, that's OK. She has other dreams: perhaps to become a cop or a pilot. Or maybe a suicide bomber. "Martyrdom is the shortest way to heaven, and the history of martyrdom is not like any history," Hiba says. "It made victory. We wouldn't have achieved victory without these martyrdoms."
  • Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley...

    01/10/2009 2:59:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 624+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV NEWS ^ | January 7, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2009/01/20090107-4.html For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary January 7, 2009 Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at the Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS Washington, D.C. White House News National Security Council In Focus: National Security 10:40 A.M. EST MR. HADLEY: Thank you, John, very much for those kind words. I'm honored to be here at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. I thank you for the research you conduct, the analysis you provide, and the policy ideas that you develop. In less than two weeks, a new...
  • A Terror Warning

    12/26/2008 6:06:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,273+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 26, 2008
    National Security: If you wonder why the U.S. hasn't had a serious terrorist attack since 9/11, two words should suffice: President Bush. But will his success continue? An alarming new report raises some concerns.Even Bush-bashers, whose numbers these days are legion, must agree that his aggressive vigilance against the terrorist threat has worked. Despite large-scale attacks by fundamentalist Muslim fanatics against London, Mumbai, Bali and other cities, the U.S. has been spared further civilian atrocities. Bush's push for the Patriot Act, his move to try terrorists under military tribunals, and his brave decision to let Gen. David Petraeus pursue the...
  • Times Public Editor Tries to Rationalize Paper’s Use of “Terrorist” Label

    12/15/2008 12:45:36 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 5 replies · 704+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2008 | Don Feder
    An article in yesterday’s New York Times by Public Editor Clark Hoyt, “Separating the Terror and the Terrorists,” is a nauseating example of the paper’s moral relativism applied to the war on terrorism. Hoyt tries to rationalize The Times’ reluctance to apply the “terrorist” label to people who take hostages, blow up bystanders and shoot 5-year-old girls in their beds. Hoyt admits “The Times is sparing in its use of ‘terrorist’” when reporting on Palestinian atrocities. In an effort to be even-handed, the paper has decided to call the murder of Jews inside the 1948 boundaries of Israel “terrorist,” but...
  • Emergency Response Units Won’t Perform Law Enforcement, Official Says

    12/12/2008 5:37:19 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 529+ views
    AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=52311 Emergency Response Units Won’t Perform Law Enforcement, Official Says By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2008 – The Pentagon’s three new rapid-response task forces will assist civil authorities during possible terrorist attacks or natural disasters, but they won’t perform law-enforcement missions, a senior Defense Department official said here yesterday. Some people have surfaced concerns that active-duty soldiers, who make up the core of the first 4,700-member joint task force established in early October, could be used to perform police functions, which would be in violation of the...
  • The future of terrorism [Changing Nature of Tactics]

    11/30/2008 7:38:34 AM PST · by Xth Legion · 10 replies · 645+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 29, 2008 | Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
    An increasing number of counterterrorism specialists say the nature of the attack is clearly different from the South Asian norm and possibly even by any global measure. And because it is was so successful — a score of armed men holding an entire country to ransom for three days — it may become a model for the next wave of jihadi fighters. Colonel Jonathan Fighel of Israel’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism is among those who has pointed out that the Mumbai attacks are “unusual not only for India, but also on the international scale.” The subcontinental norm has been a...
  • 25 Arrested in U.S. Embassy Attack

    09/19/2008 6:43:22 AM PDT · by BCW · 2 replies · 187+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 18 SEPT 2008 | Fox News
    SAN'A, Yemen — Authorities arrested at least 25 militants with suspected links to Al Qaeda in connection with the deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital, a senior security official said Thursday.
  • Italy's ex-president admits terror deal

    08/19/2008 2:44:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies · 412+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/19/2008 | Staff
    A former Italian president says his country had allowed Palestinian terror groups to roam free in exchange for not attacking Italian targets. Francesco Cossiga's admission confirmed claims of such a deal revealed last week in an interview in the Corriere della Sera newspaper with Bassam Abu Sharif, the former chief of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. In a letter published Aug. 15 in Corriere della Sera, Cossiga described a "secret 'non-belligerence pact' between the Italian state and Palestinian resistance organizations, including terrorist groups" such as the PFLP. The deal, he said, had been devised by Prime Minister...
  • Iraq's Christians form new militias to combat Islamic extremists

    07/27/2008 2:30:17 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 224+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 27 Jul 2008 | Damien McElroy
    Iraq's Christians have taken up arms and formed new militias in a desperate effort to defend their beleaguered communities from an onslaught by Islamic extremists. In the five years since the Anglo-American invasion of 2003, murders and abductions have driven about half of the 800,000 Christians who once lived in Iraq to flee the country. Checkpoints manned by civilians armed with heavy machine guns and assault rifles have received official backing in Christian villages on the Ninevah plain in northern Iraq, where their presence dates back to the missions of St Thomas the apostle. Father Yusuf Yohannes combines the duties...
  • Put ACLU On Watch

    07/25/2008 6:12:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 233+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 25, 2008
    Homeland Security: Forced to defend its growing terrorist watch list, the FBI let slip a chilling fact that should silence ACLU grumblers: America is teeming with 20,000 terrorists.After 9/11, federal authorities estimated that as many as 5,000 terrorists were living in the U.S. The new figure is jarring not only because it's four times as large but because it's based on real persons, not estimates. It's not something headquarters wanted to publicize. Officials had downplayed the threat so as not to spook the public. The spin had been that Britain has the homegrown problem, not us. But that was before...
  • Murtha Backtracks OnThe Surge, Misrepresents Facts Of Iraqi War, Praises Obama’s Inexperience

    07/07/2008 9:25:29 AM PDT · by Quaker · 24 replies · 138+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | July 7, 2008 | Quaker
    John Murtha grudgingly admits the surge is working in an interview in Pittsburgh but misrepresents facts about the Iraqi war. What follows is what was left on the cutting room floor. (Video Included)
  • How Muslim extremists are turning on Osama Bin Laden

    06/08/2008 10:48:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies · 256+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 8th 2008, 4:00 AM | PAUL CRUICKSHANK
    Osama Bin LadenNew Yorkers last week were reminded yet again of the horrors of the 9/11 attacks, when their unrepentant mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was arraigned in Guantanamo Bay. But few are aware a tectonic shift has taken place beneath the headlines in the wider war on terrorism - one that could within a few years significantly lower the likelihood of terror returning to New York's streets. This is because Al Qaeda has gotten itself into hot water with the one constituency that it cannot afford to alienate: its fellow jihadists.Over the past year, a growing number of very consequential...
  • New hope for Iraq after years of war, Secretary-General tells Compact meeting

    05/29/2008 11:02:33 PM PDT · by The Illuminatus · 5 replies · 124+ views
    www.un.org ^ | 29 May 2008 | Un news center
    Iraq is making “notable progress” in the security, political and economic fields, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the annual review conference of the International Compact with Iraq today. “If I were asked to use one word to describe the situation in Iraq today, I would choose the word ‘hope,’” Mr. Ban said, speaking in Stockholm to the meeting on the Compact, the five-year plan to promote peace and development in the strife-torn country http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=26836&Cr=iraq&Cr1=
  • Jihad USA: Confronting the Threat of Homegrown Terror

    03/27/2008 1:21:11 PM PDT · by JeepInMazar · 21 replies · 761+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2008 | Fox News
    Law enforcement officials and security experts are warning against the threat of homegrown terrorism as several cases involving alleged American jihadists enter the courts. "The public is getting complacent," New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly tells FOX News. Full article
  • Democrats accuse Bush of fanning terrorism fears (Traitors claim amnesia about 911)

    02/16/2008 3:05:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 52 replies · 583+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/2008 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Democrats accused U.S. President Bush on Saturday of fanning terrorism fears shamelessly as he was about to lose certain authority to wiretap foreign suspects without a court warrant. Bush, for his part, flailed the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives for what he called putting U.S. security at risk for political motives in an election year. The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, responding to a Republican blitz on the issue, said there should be no question in anyone's mind that U.S. intelligence agencies retained the right to take "all actions necessary to protect" U.S. security....
  • New depths of depravity

    02/06/2008 8:48:40 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 19 replies · 220+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 6, 2008 | Editorial
    Historians credit left-wingers with coining "politics of fear" to belittle Sen. Joseph McCarthy's campaign against communists in the U.S. government. The phrase went into hibernation in the 1960s, a torpidity even warmonger-in-waiting Lyndon Johnson's daisy-girl ad couldn't disturb, only to reemerge in the 1980s to denigrate Ronald Reagan's Cold War-winning strategy. These days, the phrase has become the lefties' No. 1 rhetorical trump card against the war against Islamic terrorism. To them, Americans have more to fear from the Bush administration than from the terrorists who seek to bring America to heel. Sen. Barack Obama uses it in almost every...
  • Ex-Professor Is Sentenced in a Hamas Case

    11/21/2007 9:27:17 PM PST · by america4vr · 9 replies · 133+ views
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | November 22, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Staff
    A former business professor accused of taking part in a Palestinian terrorist network was sentenced Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury. The defendant, Abdelhaleem Ashqar, 49, a former associate professor of business at Howard University in Washington, was taken into custody by federal marshals immediately after the sentencing. In a passionate, arm-waving statement before sentencing, Dr. Ashqar painted a grim picture of the suffering of Palestinians in the occupied territories and said that some of his own relatives had been killed or jailed. He said he would rather go...
  • U.S. Thwarts 19 Terrorist Attacks Against America Since 9/11 ... (EXCELLENT Read)

    11/15/2007 5:17:29 AM PST · by IrishMike · 31 replies · 758+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | November 13, 2007 | James Jay Carafano
    Criticisms of post-9/11 efforts to protect the United States from attack range from claims that America is more vulnerable than ever to the contention that the transnational terrorist danger is vastly over-hyped.[1] A review of publicly available information on at least 19 terrorist conspiracies thwarted by U.S. law enforce­ment suggests that the truth lies somewhere in between these two arguments. U.S. agencies are actively combating individuals and groups that are intent on killing Americans and plot­ting mayhem to foster violent extremist political and religious agendas. A review of the data suggests several important conclusions: Combating terrorism is essential for keeping...
  • The Purple Heart Trike Project - Honoring our Nations Wounded Heroes

    11/14/2007 5:04:54 AM PST · by MMF · 10 replies · 178+ views
    PartsandMotorcycles.com ^ | 11-13-07 | Anon
    Greg Schisler of Humble, Texas has commissioned a Purple Heart Trike built to honor wounded war Veterans through his Dream Trike project. Mr. Schisler will take the bike on a tour to visit 40 U.S. military bases and make appearances for Veteran’s groups. At the end of the tour, in September 2008, a Purple Heart recipient will be chosen to receive this special trike.The Purple Heart Trike will then be customized to accommodate the special needs of the soldier it is awarded to.The Dream Trike project is accepting nominations of Purple Heart recipients from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy,...
  • President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism

    10/04/2007 6:08:36 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 70 replies · 1,377+ views
    President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq .Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not. Back then, they had just come out of a vicious depression. The country was steeled by the hardship of that depression, but they still believed fervently in this country. They knew that the people had elected their leaders, so it was the people's duty to back those leaders. Therefore, when the war broke...