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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • Details on the Demise of Adnan El Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Jihadi from Florida

    11/26/2015 12:57:45 PM PST · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    Adnan El Shukrijumah was one of America’s most wanted terrorists until he was killed by the Pakistani army almost a year ago. Linked below is an article outlining what led to his demise–he was essentially turned in by another Jihadi. What we would like to point out as particularly interesting is the fact that his father was the imam at a local mosque in Miramar, Florida and claims to have no idea how his son could have found his way to Al Qaeda. This is a recurring theme and one that we ignore too much in the U.S. Shukrijumah finds...
  • Brave Muslim woman’s VIRAL video boldly reveals truth; ISIS are ‘perfect Muslims’

    11/26/2015 11:23:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies ^ | 11/26/2015 | Steve Berman
    >Image: Facebook/Silence is Consent A woman, who grew up as a Muslim in the Middle East, spelled out what jihad is really about in a video that has now gone viral.The nearly nine-minute video was posted Saturday on a Facebook page called “Silence is Consent,” and, as of Wednesday, has already garnered 360,000 views. The unnamed woman begins her lesson with “seeing how people won’t stop being dimwits, I’m going to have to spell this out for you.”“Islam is not a race, it’s a religion,” she continued, adding that it doesn’t mean you’re a racist if you say that Muslims...
  • These people say they all saw 9/11 celebrations in NJ firsthand

    11/26/2015 10:27:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies ^ | Louis Hochman
    Among those who said they did see celebrations in New Jersey firsthand were the following (minor edits have been made for punctuation, capitalization or spelling). Many describe the celebrants as Muslims, though it is not clear in all some how the poster would know that to be true: Tom Penicaro: "I worked for PSEG in Clifton on the Paterson boarder and I witnessed it firsthand. They were celebrating in the streets cheering and stomping on the flag. I am a Marine and I remember very very clearly because I was so passed I wanted to engage them with a bat...
  • Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

    11/26/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:51am EST | François Murphy and Shadia Nasralla
    A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is required under a landmark deal between major powers and Iran, which provides for a lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. A clear verdict that weapons-related work occurred would have made it difficult for the deal to proceed, but diplomats have said for weeks that they...
  • Chief Rabbi Of Brussels: ‘No Future For Jews In Europe’

    11/26/2015 9:09:51 AM PST · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Kerry Picket
    The chief rabbi of Brussels told an Israeli radio station Monday that there is no future for Jews in Europe.
  • Thanksgiving 2015

    11/26/2015 6:27:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    It’s Thanksgiving Day 2015 and, despite hollow assurances from a president who is increasingly regarded as cavalier about the national security of the United States, the country is on edge. America is on edge because the Islamic State has been allowed to metastasize and spread over the past two years after President Obama dismissed them as the “JV” team. Nor is the Islamic State “contained.” Here is a list of the Jihadist entities stretching from the Philippines to North Africa, that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
  • Brussels Mosque evacuated as several envelopes with suspicious white powder found; anthrax feared

    11/26/2015 6:21:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | Kamilla Solieva / Alexandros Koronakis
    Brussels largest and oldest mosque, the Great Mosque, has been evacuated and decontamination units called after an envelope reportedly containing a “suspicious powder” was found inside. A civil protection squad has decontaminated several people as a precaution. The Fire service fears this powder to be anthrax. First partial tests show that the powder is not radioactive. The person who opened the package discovered white powder and immediately contacted the authorities. A specialized crew from the fire department was sent, witnesses at the scene said. Fire brigade Capt. Anne Wibin said 11 people underwent a precautionary decontamination until it could be...
  • NYT says Middle Eastern Muslims, not Middle Eastern Muslim refugees, commit terrorism

    11/26/2015 6:19:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2015 | Es Straker
    Everyone can relax now. The New York Times has produced a study showing that Muslim refugees from the Middle East don't commit acts of terrorism. The acts of terrorism are actually committed by Muslim Middle Easterners who enter America on other grounds, therefore there is no reason to stop Muslim Middle Eastern refugees from entering America. Are you following this? All of the Sept. 11 attackers entered the United States using tourist, business or student visas. Since then, most of the attackers in the United States claiming or appearing to be motivated by extremist Islam were born in this...
  • 12 'vetted' refugees that became jihadists

    11/26/2015 6:15:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2015 | Carol Brown
    Senator Jeff Sessions has been a tireless warrior on immigration and national security. Most recently, he released a list of 12 refugees that became jihadists. In just 2015 alone. There are more from prior years, not to mention those we don’t know about who are laying low waiting for their moment to attack. Oh, and did I mention, all of these Quran-inspired terrorists were vetted before they were admitted to the United States? But as I often say, Muslims are vetted based on the ideology written in their holy book and carried in their hearts. "Refugees" may not be members...
  • Feds to states: Settle Syrians or face Civil Rights penalties

    11/26/2015 5:07:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    The federal government shot a warning to state resettlement officials, telling them they do not have the authority to deny the entry of Syrian refugees. In a letter sent Wednesday, Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Robert Carey said he is aware of the concern expressed by some local leaders in allowing Syrian refugees into their states. Casey advised that "all refugees are subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States," in what he called a "multi-layered and intensive screening and vetting process involving multiple law enforcement, national security, and intelligence across...
  • Karachi, masked men set Christian television station on fire

    11/26/2015 4:44:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Asia News ^ | 11/25/15 | Jibran Khan
    A group of masked men set fire to Christian broadcaster Gawahi TV Karachi overnight. The building collapsed due to the fire. According to employees, the arson attack occurred at 2.30am (local time), and the men were seen as they fled from the place, having set fire to the entire complex. Gawahi television was established in February 2013 in a joint collaboration between Catholic and Protestant communities, to "spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all religions who live in Pakistan." The channel broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As reported by the television website, about...

    11/26/2015 3:41:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 11/25/15 | KYLE MUNZENRIEDER
    Photojournalist Kim Badawi has a global family history but is an American citizen. Of Slovenian and Egyptian descent, Badawi was born in France, frequently works in the Middle East, and is currently based in Brazil, but his parents are both Americans and he received full citizenship at birth. Despite his blue U.S. passport, though, Badawi claims he was detained at Miami International Airport for ten hours and endured "physiological torture" Sunday while on his way home to visit family in Texas for Thanksgiving, Badawi chronicled his harrowing experience on Twitter.
  • Retired FBI Agent: Bureau received ‘stacks of reports’ of calls of Muslims celebrating

    11/25/2015 11:56:43 PM PST · by true believer forever · 35 replies
    ABC NEWS WISCONSIN ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bill Riales
    One retired FBI agent says Donald Trump's claims of seeing Muslim celebrations following the attacks on 9-11 are absolutely plausible. Jim Burkett was an assistant special agent in charge with the FBI's office in Boston during 9-11 and afterward. He says during that time the office received tons of phone calls from people who feared more attacks and others reporting suspicious activity. Many of those calls, said Burkett, came from concerned and angry Americans reporting Muslim's celebrating over the destruction of the twin towers and damage to the Pentagon. The calls were logged, reports were made and there were "stacks...
  • “I gave the order myself” − Turkish PM on downing Russian plane

    11/25/2015 3:08:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 93 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | thinkpol
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu today revealed that he personally gave the order to down the Russian Su-24 fighter jet that lead to the death of one pilot. “Despite all the warnings, we had had to destroy the aircraft” Davutoğlu told a meeting of his AK party. “The Turkish Armed Forces carried out orders given by me personally”
  • Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace

    11/25/2015 10:48:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 1:20 AM EST | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently, saying religious leaders must be "prophets of peace" in a world sown by hatred. On his first full day in Africa, Francis insisted that religion can never be used to justify violence and lamented that "all too often, young people are being radicalized in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the very fabric of our societies." He said interfaith...
  • CNN wipes Israel off the map

    11/25/2015 10:11:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 11/25/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Where is Israel? Screenshot CNN sparked outrage this week after posting a news article on its website in which Israel was literally wiped off the map. The article, titled, "Beyond ISIS: 2016's scariest geopolitical hot spots," featured a graphic of the Middle East in which Israel is replaced with a red square marking the country of "Palestina." According toHonestReporting,the picture, using a Spanish or Portuguese translation of "Palestine," was taken from Getty Images and not created by CNN's graphics team. Commenters to the site were quick to lambast CNN, asserting Israelwould likely still be in existence next year. HonestReporting...
  • Obama: It's illegal for states to refuse Syrian refugees

    11/25/2015 9:47:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 70 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    The Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees, reports The Associated Press (AP). The reminder from the White House came amid a growing controversy over the plan to accept Syrian refugees, in the wake of the discovery of a Syrian passport near the body of one assailant in the Paris attacks. No less than 24 states announced earlier this week they would block the program to resettle Syrian migrants within their borders, though White House officials defended the current refugee program. Later, the House...
  • Ex-CIA chief: Fear for environment stays US hand on ISIS oil wells

    11/25/2015 7:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    A former CIA director says concerns about environmental impact have prevented the White House from bombing oil wells that finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure,” Michael Morell said Tuesday on PBS’s “Charlie Rose.” Morell cautioned that he does not “sit in the room anymore” where strategic decisions are made, but said prior to the Paris terrorist attack earlier this month, “There seemed to have been a judgment that,...
  • Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

    11/25/2015 6:47:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation. States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by...
  • Now Turkey says it didn't know doomed jet was Russian before shooting it out of the sky

    11/25/2015 6:19:56 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 106 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Jake Burman
    The country's military said it was following the same protocol it would have for any aircraft as officials insisted they did not know the nationality of the bomber jet. The Turkish military said in a statement: "The nationality of the plane was not known... and the rules of engagement were automatically used." It also said it tried to rescue the plane's pilots and invited Russian defence and military officials to its Ankara headquarters to explain the incident. The Turkish army released a series of audio recordings of officials reportedly warning plane before it was shot down. A voice in one...
  • Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Fight in Yemen

    11/25/2015 5:33:52 PM PST · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Emily B Hager and Mark Mazzett
    The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile new element in a complex proxy war that has drawn in the United States and Iran. It is the first combat deployment for a foreign army that the Emirates has quietly built in the desert over the past five years, according to several people currently or formerly involved with the project. The program was once managed by a private company connected to Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, but the people involved in the effort said...
  • Why Can’t We Talk About Islam Honestly?

    11/25/2015 5:12:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/25/2015 | David Harsanyi
    Islam is not a race. Islam is not an ethnicity. Islam is a religion and a political philosophy. And it is distinct from other religions and political philosophies. Pointing this fact out does not make a person obsessed with hatred or racism. A Muslim might hold moderate views or he might hold extreme ones. If we act as if the color of people's skin rather than their beliefs define them, we're engaging in a curiously narrow-minded discussion about one of the world's great faiths -- one that is comprised of all races and many ethnicities. Yet this is exactly the...
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • Obama's Thanksgiving Message: We'll Let You Know If There's a 'Specific Credible Threat'

    11/25/2015 4:41:01 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/25/15 | Susan Jones
    It's "understandable" that Americans are worried about terrorism, and they may even discuss the threat at the holiday dinner table, President Obama said on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving."The bottom line is this: I want the American people to know, entering the holidays, that the combined resources of our military, our intelligence and our homeland security agencies are on the case."(video at link)"In the event of a specific credible threat, the public will be informed," the president promised."We do think it's useful for people as they're going about their business to be vigilant. If you see something suspicious, say something....
  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I know, I know, Obama's out there, you could predict this. All morning long they have been saying that Obama's gonna address the nation on national security and so forth. And I said, "I wonder when that's gonna start?" And, lo and behold, it started at 12:04. And, no, it's over with, he's finished, and we were never gonna JIP it. Join in progress, little inside real radio announcer terminology. But it's over now, and basically what it was about was Obama telling everybody: Don't sweat it. We got 65 nations. We're going after ISIS. We're...
  • 11-year-old: 'I bought scissors and looked for Jews to stab'

    11/25/2015 3:49:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Two Arab terrorist cousins, aged 11 and 14, repeatedly stabbed a security guard lightly to moderately wounding him on the Jerusalem light rail two weeks ago. On Wednesday segments of their investigation were published for the first time by Channel 2. The 11-year-old terrorist, Ali Alkam, is the youngest terrorist in the current terror wave - the sixth grader would-be murderer is to go free after receiving medical treatment, and be sent to a special school instead or prison due to his age. His older cousin Muawiyyeh Alkam is in seventh grade; the two hail from the eastern Shuafat neighborhood....
  • Night of Pitchforks terrorists' release denied

    11/25/2015 3:43:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    The release committee on Wednesday rejected the request for early release by three Arab citizens of Israel, who murdered three IDF soldiers back in 1992. The three Islamic Jihad linked terrorists from Wadi Ara, members of the Agrebya clan, infiltrated a training base in the southern Carmel Mountains and used pitchforks to murder three IDF trainees as they slept, in a horrific attack that was termed the Night of Pitchforks. All three became heroes among the Palestinian Arab public, with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas demanding their release in the last round of peace talks that lasted from 2013...
  • Is Israel considering giving land to the PA? (i.e. Palestinian Authority; Area C land)

    11/25/2015 3:34:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2015, 1:15 AM | Nitsan Keidar
    Israel is considering the possibility of transferring land from Area C, which is under complete Israeli control in accordance with the Oslo Accords, to the Palestinian Authority, Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel later made clear that if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu goes through with the plan, he will not have a coalition. ...
  • Gallup: Americans Evenly Split on Sending Troops to Fight Islamic State

    11/25/2015 3:03:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/25/2015 | Lydia Saad
    As many in U.S. favor sending ground troops as are opposed Prior to now, a majority of Americans opposed sending ground troops Support is up among Republicans and independents, not Democrats Since the Islamic State terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, Americans' reaction to sending U.S. ground troops to assist groups fighting Islamic militants has shifted from majority opposition to an even divide. Forty-seven percent of Americans now favor committing U.S. ground troops to Iraq and Syria for this purpose, while 46% are opposed. In early November, opponents surpassed supporters by 10 percentage points. The latest survey was conducted a...
  • Video: Trump Spokeswoman Clarifies Position on 'Muslim Database' (Katrina Pierson is excellent)

    11/25/2015 10:22:50 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies ^ | Guy Benson
    As is the case with every Trump firestorm, the 'Muslim database' kerfuffle has already been supplanted by several new controversies. Nevertheless, a core question from last week's flare-up has remained unresolved: Was Trump open to a national registry for all Muslims in America, or just the refugees? The campaign's ambiguity on this point spilled over into this week's news cycle, when Trump again appeared to endorse the concept of a broader database on ABC's Sunday morning chat show. The trouble is that whenever Trump has been asked about this issue, he's responded by (a) correctly noting that it was originally...
  • Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails...

    11/25/2015 2:14:45 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    "Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails to "cut it out" I thought we already knew this, or at least knew the basics of it - defense analysts at Centcom were apparently pressured by their superiors to take a rosier view of the progress against ISIS than was actually warranted. Who precisely wanted the books cooked to suggest things were going well is the key question, which this story doesn't answer. Great thinking, though, by the guilty parties in lying to the public about a jihadi threat, knowing that one...
  • BREAKING: Russia Turns Its Back On Turkey! Pulls Out BILLIONS In Funding After Plane Shot Down!

    11/25/2015 2:10:12 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 107 replies
    Yes Im Right ^ | 11-25-2015 | Blair Patterson
    Shoot down a Russian plane, Putin says, “I’m done with you!”
  • (UK) Defence review: 10,000 troops could tackle terror attacks - PM

    11/25/2015 1:51:55 PM PST · by the scotsman · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd November 2015 | BBC News
    'Up to 10,000 troops could be deployed in the UK in the event of a Paris-style attack, David Cameron has said, as he announced £12bn extra defence spending. The PM said ministers wanted to replace the Trident nuclear deterrent, but the estimated cost had risen and completion been put back until "the early 2030s". The number of civilians employed by the MoD is to be reduced by almost 30% by the end of the Parliament, he added. Dai Hudd, the Prospect union general secretary, called this "devastating". Setting out the government's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), Mr Cameron announced...
  • Obama signs defense bill but blasts Gitmo restrictions

    11/25/2015 1:40:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion annual defense policy bill, even though it includes language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo Bay military prison. As a presidential candidate Obama pledged to close the controversial detention facility, but has been thwarted repeatedly by Congress, which opposes transferring detainees to the mainland United States. In a rare move, the president issued a signed statement blasting provisions in the bill intended to block the president from moving Guantanamo Bay prisoners to facilities within the U.S. "I am, however, deeply disappointed that the Congress has again failed to take productive action...
  • Michael Ledeen: Obama Carrying Out Iranian Foreign Policy

    11/25/2015 1:09:59 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 25, 2015 | Michael Ledeen
    Below are the video and transcript of Michael Ledeen's speech which took place at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 2015 Restoration Weekend. The event was held November 5-8th at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Iran – forgive me if I do not say "I-ran" but all those years of "I-ran" and "I-raq" drummed that out of me. Iran is on the one hand very easy to understand. On the other hand hardly anybody seems to get it. So here's Iran, the short version. The Iranian regime hates us. They are committed enemies of the entire Western...
  • Poster Boy for 'Islamophobia' Tries to Join ISIS- unjustly on No-Fly List belonged there after all

    11/25/2015 1:08:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 25, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Poster Boy for 'Islamophobia' Tries to Join ISIS Muslim supposedly placed unjustly on No-Fly List belonged there after all. November 25, 2015 Robert Spencer Saadiq Long was framed, I tell ya. Set up by The Man for the crime of being Muslim. Back in 2012 and 2013, the Leftist/Islamic supremacist axis was working hard, wanting you to weep for Saadiq Long. MSNBC's Chris Hayes, hard-Left activist Glenn Greenwald, and the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) all pitched in to make Long a martyr of "Islamophobia" and howling at the injustice done to him. But they aren't howling so...
  • Indian commandos kill militants in Kashmir army base gunbattle | Reuters

    11/25/2015 12:41:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | Nov 25, 2015 15:21 IST
    The gunmen cut a perimeter fence and penetrated the battalion headquarters in Tangdhar in northern Kashmir, the Himalayan region at the heart of a longstanding dispute between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. "It is seems to be a well planned attack," said the army officer, who asked not to be identified because he is not authorised to speak on the record. Bodies of the three gunmen and of one unidentified individual, believed to have worked on the base, were recovered, the officer added.He said the attackers armed with AK-47s had taken up positions in the officers' mess and blown up a...
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 11:45:47 AM PST · by GilGil · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter.
  • Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

    11/25/2015 11:44:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 19, 2015 – 05:45 PM | Holger Stark
    Ben Rhodes, US President Barack Obama's deputy national security advisor, discusses the similarities between the Paris attacks and 9/11, the security risk posed by the refugee crisis and why the US won't send ground troops to Syria. [...] "The President believes that the lesson we have to take away from the last decade is that ground invasions and occupations of countries in the Middle East are not the most effective way of addressing terrorism, because they are costly and difficult to sustain, but also because you are going to need a mixture of anti-terrorism efforts and local political stability and...
  • Amid terror wave, UN adopts six resolutions — all anti-Israel

    11/25/2015 11:30:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2015, 2:25 PM | Ari Soffer
    In a move dubbed "surreal" by a leading UN watchdog, and as a campaign of daily Palestinian terrorist attacks continues to target Israelis, the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted six resolutions - all of which bar none condemned Israel. Not a single mention was made of the Palestinian attacks, which have left 22 Israelis dead and hundreds wounded, nor did any other countries - even serial human rights violators such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia and others - receive any of the General Assembly's attention. More disturbingly still, five of the the UNGA resolutions were sponsored by the...
  • Obama: No ‘credible intelligence’ of imminent attack on U.S. over Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 9:59:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Saying U.S. counter-terrorism officials haven't uncovered any credible threat of pending attacks, President Obama urged Americans Wednesday to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. "Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland," Mr. Obama said after meeting in the White House situation room with FBI Director James B. Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and others. "We continue to do everything possible to prevent attacks at home and abroad." Mr. Obama said it's "understandable" for Americans to worry about terrorist attacks following the Nov. 13 killing spree in Paris by extremists of the Islamic...
  • Anyone Who Would Use Terror as an Excuse to Subvert the Second Amendment Should Be Tarred(T)

    11/25/2015 9:58:43 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/23/2015 | Charles C Cooke
    Fans of mindless authoritarianism are having a pretty good month. The New York Times reports: Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters....
  • Erdoğan tacitly acknowledges claim MİT transported arms to Syria

    11/25/2015 9:55:35 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 7 replies ^ | November 25, 2015, Wednesday/ 17:32:45 | TODAY'S ZAMAN
    Erdoğan tacitly acknowledges claim MİT transported arms to Syria Syria-bound trucks operated by MİT were searched in January 2014 after prosecutors received tip-offs that they were illegally carrying arms to Syria. (Photo: DHA) November 25, 2015, Wednesday/ 17:32:45/ TODAY'S ZAMAN / ANKARA President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday seemingly validated claims previously made by critics who alleged that the Turkish government was sending weapon-filled trucks to radical groups in Syria by sarcastically asking, “So what if the MİT [National Intelligence Organization] trucks were filled with weapons?”
  • Furious #Assad/#Putin forces shell the Syrian-Turkish border areas in #Latakia w/ MLRS video

    11/25/2015 9:05:30 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 3 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Julian Röpcke
    Furious #Assad/#Putin forces shell the Syrian-Turkish border areas in #Latakia w/ MLRS.— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015 #Russia's message to #Turkey: 'If we bomb your allies only meters from your border but stay in Syria, you can't do anything about it!'— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015
  • Breaking Report: Russia bombs the heart of the Turkish-aspired "safe zone" in northern Syria

    11/25/2015 9:01:43 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies ^ | 11/25/2016 | Julian Röpcke ‏@JulianRoepcke 4h
    #BreakingReport #Russia bombs #Azaz today, the heart of the Turkish-aspired "safe zone" in northern #Syria.— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015 Clear message to #Turkey and the West: "We won't allow you to save anyone in #Syria. Not even 4 km South of you. This is OUR battlefield."— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015
  • Russian warplanes bombed the Syrian Turkey border crossing at Azaz - trucks burning

    11/25/2015 7:45:37 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 46 replies ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Mark ‏@markito0171 2h
    Mark ‏@markito0171 2h2 hours ago #Russia'n warplanes bombed the #Syria'n - #Turkey border crossing at #Azaz -trucks burning
  • Ankara explosions: Reports of multiple blasts and injuries in Turkish capital

    11/25/2015 7:41:46 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 117 replies ^ | 15:27, 25 Nov 2015 | Anthony Bond
    Ankara explosions: Reports of multiple blasts and injuries in Turkish capital 14:35, 25 Nov 2015 Updated 15:27, 25 Nov 2015 By Anthony Bond Multiple explosions have taken place in the Turkish capital Ankara, it has been reported. Witnesses say the blasts resulted in several popping sounds and caused a number of injuries. Reports from the city said the violence explosions caused panic with many people taking to social media fearing a coordinated attack. Emergency services rushed onto the streets shortly after the blasts at about 1.30pm local time. Military personal and firefighters were also deployed. Local police said they investigated...
  • Muslim Feminist Diversity Officer Sends Rape Threat to Pamela Geller

    11/25/2015 7:34:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    "I set up the Women's Forum and the Survivor's Support Network for students who had experienced sexual violence and abuse" We wrote about Bahar Mustafa before when the "diversity officer" from UK's Goldsmiths tweeted #KillAllWhiteMen. A student union officer who banned white people and men from an event promoting equality has claimed she "cannot be racist" because she is an ethnic minority woman. Goldsmiths University's student union welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa sparked a backlash when she told white people and men they should not attend an event on "diversifying the curriculum". Then she got into trouble for tweeting...
  • New York Times: A Definitive Debunking of Donald Trump’s 9/11 Claims

    11/25/2015 7:28:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jim Dwyer
    How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order.But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the state's chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the attacks....
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 7:20:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn't require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not "legally binding," his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document," wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter. Frifield wrote the letter in response to a letter Pompeo sent Secretary of State John Kerry, in which he observed that the...