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War on Terror (News/Activism)

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  • U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq's Amerli, airdrop aid

    08/31/2014 12:41:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:29pm IST | Raheem Salman and Matt Spetalnick
    (Reuters) - The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said. President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli's mostly ethnic Turkmen population. U.S. aircraft delivered over a hundred bundles of emergency supplies and more aid was dropped from British, French and Australian planes, officials said, signaling headway in Obama’s efforts to draw allies into the fight against Islamic State. Iraqi...
  • Fort Hood Victim Shares Story of Survival, Recovery at Minn. State Fair

    08/30/2014 8:04:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/30/14 | Kate Renner
    It's been nearly five years since a U.S. soldier opened fire on his own comrades. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and injuring 30 others. One army sergeant, who was injured in that shooting and fought for his life to survive and recover, spoke Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair at the Mayo Clinic booth. "They called me number 14 for a while, because I shouldn't have lived, survived my wounds," said Sergeant Patrick Zeigler. As Zeigler takes a load off at the Minnesota State Fair, a fellow military man...
  • RedChina: Insurgency in Xinjiang Complicates Chinese-Pakistani Relations

    04/22/2012 12:23:49 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    China typically exercises caution when making public statements about terrorist attacks in Xinjiang. When China blames attacks on Pakistan-based terrorist organizations, such as the possibly defunct East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), it risks adding tensions to the Sino-Pakistani “all-weather” friendship. [1] However, when China blames attacks on local Uyghurs it is tantamount to an admission that its policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have not created a “harmonious society.” Zhou Yongkang (left), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), shakes hands with a local Uygur farmer...
  • Uyghur Unrest in Xinjiang Shakes Sino-Pakistani Relations

    08/26/2011 11:35:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    AFPC Terrrorism Monitor ^ | 8/19/2011 | Raffaello Pantucci
    It has been a difficult summer for Red China’s restive western province Xinjiang. A series of incidents characterized as terrorism have struck two of the province’s cities, causing death, destruction and ethnic tension. This picture was further complicated when the government of the city of Kashgar published a statement online that claimed at least one of the perpetrators had been trained in Pakistan (Xinhua, August 1). The allegation by Communist Chinese officials cast a shadow over Sino-Pakistani relations, a bilateral relationship that had been characterized in Kashgar just the month before by Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khan as “higher...
  • Chinese 'operatives' face Pakistani wrath(what Chinese are up to and who hates them)

    10/20/2004 6:48:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 683+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 10/19/04 | B Raman
    Chinese 'operatives' face Pakistani wrath By B Raman The kidnapping of two Chinese engineers working on an irrigation project in South Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan by a group of pro-Osama bin Laden jihadis last week and the death of one of them on Wednesday, during a rescue operation mounted by the US-trained Special Services Group, the parent army unit of President General Pervez Musharraf, draws attention once again to the growing threat to Chinese lives and interests in Pakistan from jihadi terrorists belonging to the International Islamic Front (IIF) of bin Laden. In an...
  • 75 UN troops flee into Israel to escape Syrian rebels

    08/30/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Seventy-five UNDOF peacekeepers in the Golan Heights fled Syrian territory for the Israeli-controlled Golan on Saturday after their positions were attacked by rebel forces. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that a number of UN peacekeepers entered Israel. He spoke on condition of anonymity. Channel 2 said 75 UN troops had crossed the borders, after two UN positions on the Syrian side of the border were targeted by al-Nusra rebel forces. Earlier in the day, the Philippine defense chief said that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were attacked by Syrian rebels, who are also holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage....
  • Syrian rebels strengthen hold over Israel border region

    08/30/2014 4:21:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    haaretz ^ | | Aug. 31, 2014 | 1:22 AM | Amos Harel and Jack Khoury
    Syrian rebel groups strengthened their hold over the Syrian side of the Quneitra Crossing — located on the frontier between Syrian and Israeli controlled parts of the Golan Heights – over the weekend and managed to repel attacks by Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. The rebels kidnapped dozens of Fiji soldiers, members of the UN observer force stationed in the Golan Heights and are maintaining a siege on a second UN stronghold manned by Philippine soldiers. ... Nusra Front forces took over a stronghold manned by a Fiji UN force and kidnapped the soldiers stationed there at gunpoint,...
  • UN hosts Historic Counter-Anti-Semitism Confab

    08/30/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/14
    On Monday September 8th, 2014, at 1:15 p.m., the UN Permanent Mission of Palau, and the Engr Aja Eze Foundation are sponsoring a conference on “Global Anti-Semitism: A Threat to International Peace and Security” at the United Nations Headquarters facility in New York City. The counter-anti-Semitism conference will feature speakers who will explain how the rising tide of anti-Semitism will have a catastrophic effect on the safety and security of the world. The opening statements will be made by H.E. Dr. Caleb Otto, Amb. UN Perm. Mission of Palau, and H.E. Mr. Ron Prosser, Amb. UN Perm. Mission of Israel....
  • George Galloway taken to hospital after street attack

    08/29/2014 11:23:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 30 August 2014 | bbc
    George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman has said.
  • God’s Gift of Unalienable Rights:The Sword & Shield To Stop The Islamization Of America

    08/30/2014 2:37:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Sons of Liberty ^ | August 30, 2014 | Staff
    Full Title:God’s Gift of Unalienable Rights & Article VI Of The Constitution: The Sword & Shield To Stop The Islamization Of America. This is an encouraging paper, because it explains the moral and constitutional justifications to stop the Islamization of our country. We face a grave threat – the Muslims are infiltrating our country and taking over. We seem powerless to resist: Our governments won’t acknowledge the threat; we are told Muslims have “constitutional rights” to come here, proselytize everywhere, build mosques, and implement shariah in their communities and in the public square; and our governments are letting them do...
  • Netherlands Intends to Withdraw Nationality from "Jihadists"

    08/30/2014 12:42:41 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Fars News ^ | Sat Aug 30, 2014
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Dutch Foreign Minister Evo Opstelten announced that his country plans to withdraw the nationality from the "jihadist" fighters who have joined terrorist groups, even without prior judiciary condemnation. The local authorities announced that around 130 Dutch Salafi Takfiri militants have joined the terrorist groups in Syria as well as Iraq and that 30 of them returned home, while 14 others were killed, Al-Manar reported. According to the Dutch intelligence services, at least two Dutch Salafi Takfiri militants carried out suicide bombings in Syria and Iraq.
  • John Kerry says 'airstrikes alone' will not defeat 'genocidal' Isis militants

    08/30/2014 11:47:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 30 August 2014 16.50 BST | Martin Pengelly
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for “a world coalition” to defeat the Islamic State (Isis) militant group which has seized control of large parts of Iraq and Syria and was cited by the British prime minister, David Cameron, when he raised the UK’s terror threat level to “severe” on Friday. In an op-ed for the New York Times that was released online on Friday night and in print on Saturday, Kerry wrote: “In a polarised region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of...
  • Kurdish Forces Control Iraq-Syria Border Town [Cut Off ISIS Movement Back Into Syria]

    08/30/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 30.08.2014 | Mewan Dolamari
    Kurdish Peshmerga force in Rabia a town on the Iraqi-Syria border News / Kurdistan Kurdish Forces Control Iraq-Syria Border Town 30.08.2014  Mewan Dolamari BasNews, Erbil   Kurdish Peshmerga forces, with the help of US military planes, have taken complete control of Rabia, a town located on the Iraq – Syria border.   On Saturday, a Kurdish military source told BasNews correspondent in Rabia that the Peshmerga  now control the strategically important area, holding the border between Iraq and Syria.   “Now, Rabia is totally under the control of Peshmerga forces and the advances of Islamic State (IS) militants from...
  • Iraq begins major operation to free jihadist-besieged town

    08/30/2014 9:21:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Iraqi security forces, Shiite militiamen and Kurdish fighters launched a major operation today to break the more than two-month jihadist siege of a Shi'ite Turkmen-majority town, officials said. The operation has been in the works for days, with Iraqi aircraft carrying out strikes and forces massing for the drive toward Amerli, which has been besieged since militants led by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group launched a major offensive in June. Residents face major shortages of food and water, and are in danger both because of their Shiite faith, which jihadists consider heresy, and their resistance to the militants, which...
  • What Could Terrorists Do to Vegas?

    08/30/2014 8:55:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/29/2014 | James Jay Carafano
    Indeed, since 9/11, the U.S. has never been out of the crosshairs of Islamist terrorists. At least 60 of their plots against the U.S. homeland have been thwarted over the last 13 years. ISIS has at least as much resources as al-Qaeda did at the height of its powers in 2001. It’s closer to the West. ISIS also has three decades of transnational terrorism operations and expertise to draw on. Finally, according to a forthcoming report from the Countering Terrorism Center at West Point, the organization has been growing and planning for four years—plenty of time to put a successful...
  • the dangers isis and its progeny pose toregional and global peace

    08/30/2014 7:42:34 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) ^ | no date | European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ)
    By way of introduction, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) is an international, Non- Governmental Organisation, dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights and to furthering the rule of law in international affairs. The ECLJ has held Special Consultative Status before the United Nations/ECOSOC since 20071. ECLJ thanks the Human Rights Council for the opportunity to submit this statement. On 4 July 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the so-called “Islamic State” (formerly known as ISIS2 or ISIL3), delivered a sermon at the Grand Mosque in Mosul, Iraq. He claimed the mantle of caliph and called on fellow...
  • Terrorists’ Handbook

    08/30/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/30/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama may not have a strategy for defeating the Islamic State, but the Islamic State has a strategy for the U.S. In fact, that strategy is set out, in part, in an al-Qaeda manual recently translated for the benefit of the U.S. military. A guerrilla war proceeds in phases, according to Abd al-Aziz al-Muqrin’s A Practical Course for Guerrilla War, a strategic and tactical guide to mujahideen intent on establishing “a pure Islamic system free from defects and infidel elements.” It was written after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The first phase is “attrition (strategic defense),” the time...
  • Islamic State beheading women and children after stripping them naked

    08/30/2014 6:31:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/30/2014 | Robert Spencer
    This piece was written by a Hindu human rights activist who has seen the devastation of jihad in India. Warning: extremely graphic images at the link. “ISIS beheading children and women (after stripping naked) -parallels Hindu Story,” Satya Blog, August 26, 2014: From the advent of Islam, it is the brutality that was used to conquer. Well known US historian Will Durant and other authors have translated Arabs own memoirs on how the Islamic invaders have destroyed cultures and swathes of land with utmost brutality and inhumanity with mountains of Kafir’s heads and rivers of blood. Durant quotes how a...
  • Two Teenage Girls Arrested Over French Synagogue Suicide Bomb Plot

    08/30/2014 6:27:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/29/2014 | Madeline Grant
    Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to blow up a synagogue in Lyon, French news websites have reported. According to JSS News and Europe 1, a source from the French security agency the Central Directorate of Homeland Intelligence revealed that two Muslim girls, aged 15 and 17, were arrested in the Tarbes and Venissieux neighbourhoods a week ago, after authorities uncovered a plan to carry out a suicide bombing inside the Great Synagogue of Lyon. They were indicted on August 22nd for conspiracy to commit terrorism. An unnamed security source also revealed that the two teenagers...
  • Shhh, Mr. President: When world already thinks you’re weak, saying as much on live TV is a mistake

    08/30/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    SHHH, MR. PRESIDENT Because I have been on an extended road trip, I haven’t followed the news as closely as I might “They don’t call it a multi-state killing spree for nothing” — The Couch). But from the broad brushstrokes I take it that the president is just crushing it. Everything is falling into place. He had to send Joe Biden off to Office Depot to get more notepads because he’s checking off everything on his to-do lists so quickly. (Biden came back with a ten-gallon jug of Elmer’s glue, some pink-unicorn duct tape, and an office chair he won’t...
  • Does ISIS Have Black-op Backers?

    08/30/2014 6:16:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2014 | By James Lewis
    The bloody-handed butchers of ISIS behave like the worst Islamofascist gang we have seen so far -- worse than the Taliban, worse than Hamas and Hezb’allah, worse than Al Nusra, worse than the Muslim Brotherhood, worse than all the little maniac gangs of cutthroats who have been practicing Jihad on innocent men, women and children for decades. In addition to which, ISIS has better PR, spreading its graphic images of human butchery of Christians, Yazidis, and Shi’ites, and other “infidels” around the world with amazing speed. On top of that, ISIS has engaged in Blitzkrieg warfare, overwhelming the defenses of...
  • Peshmerga Retake Oil Town, Closes in on Zumar

    08/30/2014 6:07:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    BasNews, Dohuk ^ | 30.08.2014
    Smoke rises from Ain Zalah oil field in Northern Iraq News / Kurdistan Peshmerga Retake Oil Town, Closes in on Zumar 30.08.2014 BasNews, Dohuk    Kurdish Peshmerga forces have completely retaken the oil rich town Ain Zalah and all associated oil fields in Northern Iraq.   A BasNews correspondent in the region has revealed that on Saturday Peshmerga forces took control of the town of Ain Zalah, a mixed town near Zumar in Northern Iraq, along with all the oil wells in the town.   A few days ago, when the Peshmerga attacks began, Islamic State (IS) jihadists set...
  • Shaking faith: How ISIS is causing Muslims to abandon Islam

    08/30/2014 2:08:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    Modern Muslim Living ^ | 21 hours ago | Omar Shahid
    The extremist group that kills Muslims and non-Muslims alike is also driving countless of the faithful from our religion. By Omar Shahid. Screengrab from VICE News documentary “The Islamic State” by reporter Medyan Dairieh. (Image: VICE/YouTube) One of the signs of the end times, according to Islam, is the inversion of reality – in other words, things being upside-down. For Muslims, there is nothing that more obviously illustrates this than Islam being made to appear bad to the world. For the first time in the history of our faith, an extremist fringe has hijacked the religion and is dominating...
  • DHS considering new security measures to intercept ‘foreign fighters’ returning from Syria

    08/30/2014 1:50:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/30/2014
    The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that officials are considering “additional security measures” to intercept foreign fighters who have joined up with radical militants overseas, on the heels of reports that two Americans have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. The development comes as the British government raises its threat level to “severe” amid the crisis in the Middle East. The White House said Friday there are “no plans” to follow suit in Washington; DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department and the FBI are not aware of any “specific, credible threat” to the U.S. homeland from...
  • Saudi king warns of terror threat to the world

    08/29/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 87 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff Writer
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz warned on Friday that the threat of terrorism will reach Europe and America if the world does not unite to confront it, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The king made the statement during a reception of foreign ambassadors to the kingdom in the coastal city of Jeddah. Britain on Friday raised the terror threat level to severe, the second-highest level. The decision was related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but there was no information to suggest an attack was imminent. “What we are facing in Iraq now with ISIL is a greater threat...
  • President Obama Needs To Focus On How The United States Can Meet Global Challenges [Blistering!]

    08/29/2014 11:42:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014
    President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google PlusShare via EmailMore Options Resize Text Print Article Comments 1634 President Barack Obama. (Evan Vucci/AP) By Editorial Board August 29 President Obama Needs To Focus On How The United States Can Meet Global Challenges PRESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent...
  • John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Confront ISIS Now

    08/30/2014 12:22:52 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Nerw York Times ^ | AUG. 29, 2014 | John McCain and Lindsey Graham
    AFTER more than three years, almost 200,000 dead in Syria, the near collapse of Iraq, and the rise of the world’s most sinister terrorist army — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has conquered vast swaths of both countries — President Obama’s admission this week that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with this threat is startling. It is also dangerous. The president clearly wants to move deliberately and consult with allies and Congress as he considers what to do about ISIS. No one disputes that goal. But the threat ISIS poses only grows over time....
  • SAS troops, Hornets in frame for Iraq mission (Australia)

    08/29/2014 8:37:07 PM PDT · by Dundee · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | AUGUST 30, 2014 | Greg Sheridan
    THE Abbott government is considering deploying SAS soldiers, F18 Super Hornet jet fighters and sophisticated airborne early- warning and control aircraft as part of a military contribution to US-led efforts in Iraq. In 2003... Australian SAS forces were among the first allied troops to go into Iraq. They were tasked with the role of suppressing Scud missile fire from Iraq into Israel. They did not discover any Scud missiles but captured the Al Asad air base in western Iraq and a trove of ­Soviet MiG aircraft. They also disrupted Saddam Hussein’s control and command apparatus. The SAS is regarded as...
  • Hagel going to Turkey as US tries to build ‘coalition of the willing’ against the Islamic State

    08/29/2014 7:41:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/29/2014 | Jon Harper
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit Turkey as the U.S. government tries to build a “coalition of the willing” take on Islamic militants in Syria, the Pentagon announced Friday. “Turkey is a key NATO ally. And given its border with Syria and Iraq, they share our deep concerns with … the regional threat posed by ISIL,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. ISIL is one of the acronyms used to refer to the militant group the Islamic State, which has taken over large swathes of Syria and Iraq in recent months. The U.S. military has been...
  • Yemen: Muslims Burn Alive Female Relative for Converting to Christianity

    08/29/2014 6:24:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/29/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Muslim relatives of a woman conspired to kill her by placing gasoline in one of her kitchen bottles, causing her to catch fire while cooking and burn to death. The reason? Earlier she had converted to Christianity and refused to return to Islam. Now her husband (also an apostate to Christianity) and children are homeless and on the run; nor will police and other family members help them. The full story follows: Nazeera receiving hospital treatment after fire attack. (Morning Star News via Saeed) On the morning of June 9 in southern Yemen, Saeed woke to the sound of screaming....
  • Who Should Be Called To Account In Rotherham? ( Labour Party / Moslems in UK )

    08/29/2014 12:03:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 29 August 2014
    Rotherham's council leader has stepped down but there are calls for other heads to roll over the devastating abuse scandal. Many people are asking why no-one in a position of responsibility has been held accountable in the wake of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. A devastating report revealed at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited over 16 years - between 1997 and 2013 - with girls as young as 11 repeatedly raped by large numbers of men. The inquiry found Rotherham council knew as far back as 2005 of sexual exploitation on a wide scale - mostly by Asian men...
  • Joe Scarborough: Obama no strategy against ISIS is a tactic straight out of “The Art of War”

    08/29/2014 2:02:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace, who notes that this is part of a broader “Morning Joe” narrative lately that imagines Obama as some sort of warrior-poet whose endless golfing and fundraising demonstrates imperturbable resolve in the face of terror. Same with the “we don’t have a strategy” line at yesterday’s press conference. Maybe that was just a Clausewitzian ploy contrived to get ISIS to lower its guard before O rolls out his devastating, multi-point plan to tighten the noose. It’s possible.Also possible: This guy really doesn’t have a strategy. His remarks came after days of heated debate inside the top levels of...
  • Britain raises terror threat level, will begin revoking passports of those who travel to Syria

    08/29/2014 1:17:07 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AOL ^ | Aug 29th 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday during a pointed press conference that U.K. authorities will soon begin revoking the passports of citizens traveling to Syria. The move is part of a series of new security measures being taken by the country after raising the terror threat level to "severe" as Cameron admitted the fight to end Islamist extremism may take decades, or even generations. "We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a poisonous & extremist ideology," Cameron declared. British authorities raised the terror threat level Friday to one below "critical," the highest alert, because it is...
  • Exclusive: Breitbart Texas Verifies ISIS Border Threat With Leaked Doc

    08/29/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/29/14 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Breitbart Texas has exclusively obtained a leaked document warning federal agents about an ISIS-related terrorism threat across the entire US-Mexico border. Though the document focuses on the Texas-Mexico border, Breitbart Texas has confirmed that federal agents across the entire US-Mexico border have received the ISIS terror warning.
  • Britain Raises Terrorism Threat Level to ‘Severe’

    08/29/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | By Alan Cowell
    LONDON — Alarmed by the suspected presence of hundreds of British jihadis among Sunni militants in Syria and Iraq, Britain increased its assessment of the terrorism threat on its own soil on Friday and said new laws would be introduced to counter what Prime Minister David Cameron called “a greater threat to our security than we have seen before.” The tone of the warnings recalled the days after July 7, 2005, when four suicide bombers killed 52 travelers on the London transit system. The show of concern, moreover, seemed intended to bolster the government’s case for contentious new legislation to...
  • Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

    08/29/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | August 29, 2014 1:47 PM | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement: Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch...
  • Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 256 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group...
  • Muslim Rape Gangs: the Disturbing Role of Britain's Leading Child Welfare Charity

    08/29/2014 9:29:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Dellingpole
    Among the more nauseating spectacles of the Rotherham child rape scandal has been the squirming evasion and shameless attempts at face-saving by the various authority figures whose job it supposedly was to prevent such horrors happening. One of them is a man named Javed Khan. He is the head of Britain's largest children's charity Barnardo's which now stands accused of having known about the Muslim rape gang problem for well over a decade - but which chose to do next to nothing to confront it. In an ugly interview with Sky News, Khan infuriated viewers - and his normally mild-mannered...
  • Japan defense budget request highest ever as Abe boosts military

    08/29/2014 9:03:41 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 - 04:40PM JST | By Kiyoshi Takenaka
    Japan’s defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China. The Defense Ministry on Friday requested a 3.5% increase to 5.05 trillion yen for the year starting next April. If approved, this third increase in a row will more than reverse the decade of cuts that Abe ended after coming to office in December 2012. Abe, taking a more assertive stance on national security, has also ended a ban on Japanese soldiers...
  • Oak Creek Army Ranger Justin Slaby to graduate from FBI training in October (Wisconsin)

    08/29/2014 10:07:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    WHBL News ^ | August 29, 2014
    Oak Creek Army Ranger Justin Slaby to graduate from FBI training in October Friday, August 29, 2014 10:34 a.m. CDT OAK CREEK, WI (WTAQ) - A wounded Army Ranger from Oak Creek will graduate from the FBI's training academy in October. Justin Slaby won a federal lawsuit last year, after he claimed he was wrongly dismissed from the FBI academy because he lost his left hand while serving in Iraq. This week, the Justice Department's inspector general found that former Milwaukee FBI office director Teresa Carlson urged agent Mark Crider to commit perjury, by testifying that Slaby wasn't qualified to...
  • Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

    08/29/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | Fri August 29, 2014 | By Peter Kenyon
    Ever since the Islamic State seized Mosul more than two months ago, it's been difficult to get a detailed picture of life inside Iraq's second largest city. But glimpses have emerged. This week, the United Nations human rights chief, Navi Pillay, presented details of a massacre that took place at the city's Badoush prison in June. Islamic State fighters seized more than 1,000 inmates. The group spared the lives of their fellow Sunni Muslims, but gunned down some 670 people. It's been too dangerous for Western journalists to go to Mosul. But NPR contacted several Mosul residents by phone, including...
  • ISIS has shocked America back to its senses

    08/29/2014 8:58:39 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 29, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Americans are deeply apprehensive about President Barack Obama’s strategy, or his admitted lack thereof, for tackling the threat posed to Western interests by the Islamic State militants. Just one year ago, the president was marshalling support among Americans and around the world for strikes in Syria with the aim of punishing Bashar al-Assad for gross crimes against humanity. He found that the public was deeply skeptical of his proposed military solution in Syria. Today, however, the opposite is true, and the public thinks the U.S. is not doing enough to protect its interests around the world through military force....
  • Britain Raises Terrorism Threat Level (to 'Severe')

    08/29/2014 8:15:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Britain raised its terrorism threat level on Friday to “severe,” the second highest level, in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq, Home Secretary Theresa May said. “That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent,” May said in a statement.
  • White House: We're Not At 'War' With ISIS

    08/29/2014 8:14:56 AM PDT · by shove_it · 47 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    The White House is insisting the U.S. is not at war with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, despite an aggressive air campaign and previously labeling the jihadist group an "imminent threat to every interest we have." "Before getting into the strategy though, there seems [to be] a fundamental, existential question: Is the United States presently at war with ISIS, yes or no?" MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked President Barack Obama's top spokesman, White House press secretary Josh Earnest, on Thursday. Earnest went with "no." "No, Chris. What we are doing is we are working very aggressively...
  • New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation, Site of 2013 Sniper Attack

    08/29/2014 7:58:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Scott Pham and Cheryl Hurd
    New Security Breach at Metcalf Substation, Site of 2013 Sniper Attack By Scott Pham and Cheryl Hurd More than a year after a major sniper attack at an electrical substation near San Jose, a new security breach has PG&E asking the public for help. Cheryl Hurd reports. Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 • Updated at 7:27 AM PDT More than a year after a major sniper attack at an electrical substation near San Jose, a new security breach has PG&E asking the public for help. PG&E officials said burglars stole construction equipment from the Metcalf Substation. The security breach happened at...
  • Google tests drone deliveries in Project Wing trials

    08/29/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jack Stewart
    Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles, which it believes could be used for goods deliveries. Google said that its long-term goal was to develop drones that could be used for disaster relief by delivering aid to isolated areas. They could be used after earthquakes, floods, or extreme weather events, the company suggested, to take small items such as medicines or batteries to people in areas that conventional vehicles cannot reach. "Even just a few of these, being able to shuttle nearly continuously could service a very large number of people in an emergency situation," explained Astro Teller, Captain...
  • America has no strategy, but ISIS does: Biological terrorism

    08/29/2014 6:42:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The nature of the threat the Islamic State poses to the West is a subject of much debate. Some indicate that the group is planning to execute attacks in the West at its nearest opportunity, while others say that the organization has designs only on capturing and holding territory in its neighborhood – and that’s a range of confused opinions coming from former and current administration officials. While there is a robust debate over whether ISIS is planning to execute terrorist attacks against Western targets, there should be no debate that the origination is actively seeking the capability to...
  • Scarborough Defends 'No Strategy' Obama: 'Straight Out of The Art of War'

    08/29/2014 6:21:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Alexander the Great. Stonewall Jackson. George S. Patton. To this list of some of history's greatest military strategists, a new name must be added: that of Barack Obama. That is, if you agree with Joe Scarborough's take on President Obama's statement at yesterday's press conference that "we don't have a strategy yet" regarding possible attacks on ISIS in Syria. According to Scarborough, speaking on today's Morning Joe, President Obama's "no strategy" statement was "straight out of The Art of War where when you were weak, you make your enemies think you were strong. When you were strong, you make your...
  • CIA expert: Obama switched sides in war on terror

    08/29/2014 4:41:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Garth Kant
    It’s an explosive charge, one that practically accuses the president of treason. A former CIA agent bluntly told WND, America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama. Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have confided to WND in private, but declined to say on-the-record. She said the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Shariah,” or repressive Islamic law, until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates. Why the switch? Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab...
  • US rendition survivors urge Obama to declassify torture report

    08/29/2014 5:23:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | August 29, 2014 | by Spencer Ackerman
    Abou Elkassim Britel can’t sleep, or he sleeps too much; it varies. He backs out of commitments. The Islamic website he wants to publish from his Italian home remains unfinished. “I would add,” he said through translation, “that I cannot think of the future.” The doctors tell Britel that he has post-traumatic stress disorder, after a decade-long ordeal of imprisonment without charge or transfer and abuse. It began in 2002, when the United States packed him onto a contractor’s Gulfstream V in Pakistan and flew him to Morocco. Britel survived what the US calls rendition, an extrajudicial process of transferring...