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  • From US private school student to al-Qaida agent

    02/05/2012 6:06:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies
    (AP) via ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:59 PST | GENE JOHNSON and CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press
    SNIPPET: "Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state's most respected universities." SNIPPET: "It is not clear to what extent Salam's family knew of his radicalism, but on his Facebook page the month before he died, he posted an image of Anwar al-Awalki, the American al-Qaida leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, beside a burning American flag." SNIPPET: "The family, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. decades ago."

    02/02/2012 9:30:15 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    The founder of the Silver Star Families of America, a nonprofit organization that assists the wounded, injured and ill of our Armed Forces, came out today in an angry defense of retired three star General Boykin.
  • What The Boykin Incident Reveals

    “How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had given them up?(Deuteronomy 32:30)One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.(Joshua 23;10)A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.(Proverbs 25:26)Recently a controversy surrounded General Jerry Boykin. The retired General had been invited to speak at a multi faith prayer breakfast at West Point, until an uproar arose from Islamic “civil Rights”...
  • Philippine military 'kills three wanted militants'

    02/02/2012 5:51:15 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Wire
    The Philippine military says it has killed three senior militants from al-Qaeda-linked groups in a raid in the south of the country. The air raid took place on Thursday in an area known as a militant stronghold. Officials said two Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leaders and one Abu Sayyaf leader were among a total of 15 people killed. Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, or Marwan, who was on the US FBI's most wanted list with a $5m (£3.2m) reward offered for his capture, was reported killed. According to the military, the militants were killed in the town of Parang on Jolo island,...
  • ‘What’s Coming?’: This Is the GBTV Segment That Has Glenn Beck ‘Scared’

    02/02/2012 11:36:29 AM PST · by Errant · 92 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 1, 2012 | Glenn Beck
    Last night, we brought you Glenn Beck’s commentary regarding the establishment of an Islamic caliphate (something he says Islamists “are succeeding” at accomplishing). Now, we have a report by Beck’s expert panel on radical Islam, including Retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, CBN News’ Erick Stakelbeck and Frank Gaffney from the Center for Security Policy. The group discussed the potential calamity and international unrest that may be coming as a result of the growing prominence of radical Islamists. And it’s a segment that Beck categorized as “scary” on Thursday morning.
  • Source: Plans to turn over Taliban Gitmo detainees in works

    02/02/2012 5:44:03 AM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    FOX ^ | Catherine Herridge
    The Obama administration has taken “operational steps” to move five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay as part of a confidence-building measure to further peace talks with the Afghan Taliban – a development that comes in advance of a hearing Thursday where senior intelligence officials will testify on national security threats, a senior congressional official told Fox News. The five detainees were said to be "hand-picked" by the Taliban preparing for the talks. The Taliban transfer issue will be a significant focus of the hearing on worldwide threats. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said ahead of...
  • Update: CAIR Applauds West Point Prayer Breakfast Withdrawal of General Critical of Islam

    02/01/2012 3:10:37 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 30, 2012 | Tiffany Gabby
    A retired U.S. lieutenant general who made comments some consider disparaging to Islam withdrew Monday from speaking at a West Point prayer breakfast after a progressive veterans’ advocacy group — — along with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked the Army chief of staff to rescind the invitation.Last week The Blaze reported told Gen. Raymond Odierno in a letter that allowing retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin to speak at West Point next week would be anathema to Army values and disrespectful to Muslim cadets. According to the Associate Press, late Monday afternoon, West Point issued a...
  • U.S. military says Taliban set to retake power: report

    01/31/2012 8:01:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 31, 2012 | Reuters
    The United States military has said in a secret report that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country, Britain's Times of London newspaper said Wednesday. "Many Afghans are already bracing themselves for an eventual return of the Taliban," the newspaper said, quoting the report. "Once ISAF (NATO-led forces) is no longer a factor, Taliban consider their victory inevitable," it quoted the report. The Times said the "highly classified" report was put together by the U.S. military at Bagram air base in Afghanistan for top NATO officers last month....
  • Allegan Police Chief Shut Down "Defending Our Constitution from Enemies Foreign and Domestic” Event

    01/31/2012 10:25:40 AM PST · by hildy123 · 9 replies
    Press Release | 1.31.2012 | Bill Sage
    PRESS RELEASE 01-31-2012 Allegan Police Chief Rick Hoyer Shut Down of “Defending Our Constitution from Enemies Foreign and Domestic” Event: The Rest of the Story, On Tuesday the 24th of January, CAIR (Center of American Islamic Relations) had in fact sent a letter to Allegan High School Administration office, the Allegan County news and others. CAIR is the unindicted co conspirator in a $12,000,000 dollar laundering scheme to finance terrorist groups - Google ref: (the Holy land Foundation Trial 2008) more information about terrorist groups can also be found at resources tab: terrorist. The purpose of this letter from...
  • Hunkered Between Santorum and Paul Lies Peace Through Total War

    01/31/2012 5:49:52 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 31 Jan 2012 | Walter Hudson
    Imagine discovering that your police force, funded through local taxes, has begun diverting patrols to a neighboring town instead of protecting your own. Most people would be up in arms, and rightfully so. A similar impulse informs Ron Paul’s foreign policy. He claims our military is off adventuring outside its jurisdiction. It is a message which appeals to a loyal base of supporters who believe that America’s military ought to respond to direct threats against American lives, rather than police the rest of the world. There is a legitimate argument for refocusing our military, but not as Ron Paul and...
  • Is Israel Making the Electric Car Work?

    01/30/2012 7:56:51 AM PST · by T Ruth · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 27, 2012 | Brian London
    On a winter day of pounding rain, quite uncharacteristic for Israel, a convoy of 80 completely electric, battery-powered cars drove from Rosh Ha’ayin on Israel’s eastern border through Tel Aviv. On the outside, the autos are perfectly normal Renault sedans built in Turkey. Yet they don’t require a drop of gasoline pumped by countries that hate the Jewish state. The cars run on an air-cooled 230 kilogram (500 pound) lithium ion battery, an electric motor, and a sophisticated electronic control system. Where Israeli ingenuity comes in: these “Better Place” cars differ from electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt or Nissan...
  • St. Louis hosting 1st big parade on Iraq War's end

    01/28/2012 11:29:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 2 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | Jan. 28, 2012 | JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Large crowds are gathering in downtown St. Louis to honor Iraq War veterans Saturday during the nation's first big welcome home parade since the last troops left the country in December. Veterans dressed in camouflage lined up alongside military vehicles at the start of the parade, while organizers handed out small American flags to people along the route, many holding signs reading "Welcome Home" and "Thanks to our service men and women."
  • Court says ‘Bite me!’ Muslim inmates do NOT have the right to halal meals in Ohio Prisons

    Two Muslim inmates sued (paid for by US taxpayers) the Ohio prison system for denying them meals prepared according to Islamic law, even though all pork products had been removed fro prison menus. ABNA (H/T Ann L) The state argued that providing the meals, known as halal, could bankrupt the state’s food service system because thousands of inmates have declared themselves Muslim. Death row inmate Abdul Awkal argued in his lawsuit that the prison system’s failure to provide halal meals was a restraint on his religious freedoms.
  • Republican primaries: Our U.S. cousins are going over the edge (Consider the source)

    01/23/2012 8:47:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Calgary Herald ^ | January 23, 2012 | Kris Kotarski
    Every four years or so, when Canadians need a little something extra to make the hair stand up on the back of our necks, we can collectively flip the channel and tune in to the most compelling reality TV show on our planet - the American presidential election. While some treat it like a long-running drama, with its own minor characters, subplots and an exciting season finale, others wish that the excitement of the American spectacle could make its way to Ottawa somehow. Both reactions are understandable, but both are wrong. The proper reaction, especially in 2012, is fear. Why...
  • Are You Left-Wing or Right-Wing? Hopefully, I’m Honest-and-Accurate Wing

    01/21/2012 12:21:03 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Barry Rubin
    I ran into an older, retired Israeli colleague who is a fine scholar in his field. We hadn’t met for 25 years and agreed to have coffee in a nearby Tel Aviv cafe. In the ensuing conversation I learned some key things about why current intellectual and political discussion is such a wreck. The retired professor has read nothing I’ve written. He is on the left-wing politically, in the historic non-Communist sense, but his work has always been first-rate and untouched by any political slant. In addition, he has worked amicably with people of different views. And that’s why I...
  • One Mexican State Bordering The US Was Deadlier Than All of Afghanistan Last Year

    01/19/2012 10:21:40 AM PST · by Sopater · 9 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | January 18, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    Organized crime-related deaths in one Mexican border state during the first nine months of 2011 exceed the number of Afghan civilians killed in roughly the same period in all of war-torn Afghanistan. According to the Mexican government, from January through September 2011 2,276 deaths were recorded in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, which borders Texas and New Mexico. A Nov. 2011 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report states that over nearly the same period – January through October 2011 – 2,177 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, where a U.S.-led war against the Taliban is underway. It did not provide a breakdown...
  • Ron Paul: Wrong on the Taliban

    01/19/2012 3:43:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 19, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    RonPaul knows even less about the history of our enemies than he does about their proper treatment under the Constitution. He actually interrupted Monday night’s Republican candidates’ debate so he could interject the following: >>>I would like to point out one thing about the Taliban. The Taliban used to be our allies when we were fighting the Russians. So Taliban are people who want — their main goal is to keep foreigners off their land. It’s the al-Qaeda — you can’t mix the two. The al-Qaeda want to come here to kill us. The Taliban just says, “We don’t want...
  • GOP candidates vie for backing of SC military vets

    01/18/2012 1:48:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Google ^ | January 18, 2012 | BRIAN BAKST with Philip Elliott, Jim Davenport and Julie Pace
    Mitt Romney has ex-POW John McCain vouching for him. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum highlights his time on the Senate Armed Services Committee. And former House Speaker Newt Gingrich frequently calls himself an "Army brat" who grew up on military bases. While Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Rep. Ron Paul are the only GOP candidates to have worn a military uniform, all of the Republican presidential contenders are emphasizing their military ties these days in a state that's home to 413,000 veterans and eight military bases, with thousands of people on active duty. ...Perry, for one, has struck an...
  • The Society for the Protection of Iranian Nuclear Scientists

    01/17/2012 9:00:31 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    After having exhausted the indignant possibilities of protesting the extinction of whales, pelicans and polar bears, the left has found a new endangered species to be outraged about. Iranian nuclear scientists. It's one thing to hug a polar bear or a tree, but it's another to embrace an Iranian nuclear scientist, who may well be a jolly and colorful fellow with a family and a paint by numbers coloring kit of an atom, but also happens to be a participant in a plot to kill millions of people. The left which has all the moral sense of a squashed peanut...
  • Perry’s Comments Ruffle Turkey’s Feathers

    01/17/2012 6:26:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal - Emerging Europe ^ | January 17, 2012 | Joe Parkinson
    For Turkey, busy riding an economic boom and preoccupied with soccer scandals and revolutionary shifts across its borders, the race for the U.S. Republican nomination hasn’t exactly been a box office draw. Until Tuesday, that is … Late Monday, Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry said that Turkey was governed by “what many perceive to be Islamic terrorists,” and should be booted out of NATO. The governor’s remarks, made during the Fox News Channel and Wall Street Journal GOP debate in South Carolina, came in response to a question from the moderator over whether Turkey still belonged in...
  • Muslim men 'urged death for homosexuals'

    01/17/2012 4:17:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    A group of five Muslim men handed out a leaflet that called for homosexuals to be "punished" and given the death sentence, Derby Crown Court heard on Tuesday. The pamphlet, called 'The Death Penalty?' showed an image of a mannequin hanging from a noose, the court was told. The document said buggery was a great sin leading to hell, that it used to be punished by hanging and that people practising and allowing homosexuality would suffer. Ihjaz Ali, 42, Mehboob Hussain, 45, Umar Javed, 38, Razwan Javed, 27, and Kabir Ahmed, 28, are alleged to have handed out the document...
  • Perry: Marines in video are 'kids,' not criminals [Obama: Ft. Hood Shooting = Workplace Violence]

    01/16/2012 4:55:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 15, 2012 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    ....[Gov. Rick] Perry's comments put him at odds with Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, who said the images could damage the war effort. "The Marine Corps prides itself that we don't lower ourselves to the level of the enemy," McCain said when asked about Perry's position. "So it makes me sad more than anything else, because ... I can't tell you how wonderful these people (Marines) are. And it hurts their reputation and their image." No one has been charged in the case, but officials in the U.S. and abroad have called for...

    01/15/2012 11:05:54 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    ISLAMIC HEZBOLLAH AND PROSTITUTION - PIMPING FOR JIHADTerrorist and organized crime groups in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of South America A Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the United States GovernmentAuthor: Rex Hudson Project manager: Glenn Curtis July 2003 [Homepage:] TERRORIST AND ORGANIZED CRIME GROUPS IN THE. TRI-BORDER AREA ( TBA) OF SOUTH AMERICA. Hizballah. Islamic terrorist groups have used the TBA for fund-raising, drug .... TBA for illicit activities such as smuggling, money laundering, and product piracy. ..... Ciudad del Este is an oasis for informants and spies; peddlers...
  • Perry: Obama administration over-reacting to Marine controversy (McCain agrees with Obama)

    01/15/2012 6:26:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2012 | Tom Cohen
    (CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that Marines videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan made a "dumb" mistake, but should not face criminal prosecution. In an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," the Republican presidential candidate said the Obama administration over-reacted to the incident by talking about possible criminal charges and speaking with what he called "disdain" about the U.S. military. According to Perry, famous military figures including U.S. Gen. George Patton acted similarly in a war environment. "When you're 18 or 19, you do dumb things. These kids made a mistake, there's not...
  • Obama Warns Israel Not To Attack Iran

    01/14/2012 7:29:03 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 25 replies ^ | 1/14/2012 | Bill Knowles
    Apparently not content by merely insulting Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by suggesting that the Palestinians be given territory as it was before 1967, President Obama and hapless Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have given Israel several private warnings telling them not to take military action against Iran and the 'Madman of Tehran' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. At a time where Obama should be giving unconditional support to our allies in the Middle East, he again chooses to rebuke them and snub his nose at them.
  • "Only Ron Paul.....Only Ron Paul......"

    01/14/2012 7:27:09 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 109 replies · 1+ views
    My borderline personality disorder | 1/14/12 | Alan Levy
    When one chooses to waste his valuable time on God's green (and not to mention cooling) earth by speaking to a Paultard, without fail, the following words will be spoken or typed: "Only Ron Paul....." "Ron Paul is the only....." The above lines are usually followed with an absurd claim, like "Only Ron Paul understands the Constitution!" or "Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who can break Wayne Gretzky's scoring records while teaching Gordon Ramsay how to cook!". (Some of the more hardcore cultists would never take their political savior's name in vain and only refer to the old...
  • US Embassy warns of terrorist attack, Thai police arrest Hezbollah suspect

    01/13/2012 8:07:43 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Montior ^ | 1/13/2012 | Panarat Thepgumpanat
    "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yoobamrung told Reuters. "Following concern raised by the Israeli embassy about a possible attack by a group of Lebanese terrorists in Bangkok, Thai police officials had been coordinating with Israeli officials since before the New Year."
  • Bill Maher Defends Ron Paul: ‘[He Is] In My Heart On Foreign Affairs, Not Barack Obama’

    01/14/2012 12:21:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 13, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    It’s no secret that Republican candidate Ron Paul is a favorite among liberal talk show hosts, but tonight Bill Maher vigorously defended the libertarian’s foreign policy positions and admitted they were more aligned with his own rather than President Obama. Maher fought with not just the panelists, but his own audience on this issue, dismissing most of them as “brainwashed liberals” unwilling to give Paul credit for taking a more progressive position on foreign issues than the president. Maher admitted that Paul is the only Republican candidate who can get him to “rise out of my chair and applaud.” And...
  • Russian Capability to Project Influence Dwindles

    01/13/2012 10:43:56 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 1/12/2012 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    On January 8, a Russian aircraft carrier group led by the Admiral Kuznetsov made a short visit to the Syrian port of Tartus, where Russia has maintained a small naval supply base since the Cold War. The Kuznetsov had sailed from Severomorsk, near Murmansk, on the Barents Sea on December 6, together with the frigate Admiral Chabanenko, emergency sea tug Nikolai Chiker and three small tankers. In the Mediterranean Sea the carrier group was joined by one more tanker, the corvette Yaroslav Mudri from the Baltic Fleet and the corvette Ladni from the Black Sea Fleet. In Tartus, the Russian...
  • Racism and Media Double Standards in Britain

    01/13/2012 9:12:12 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Paul Weston
    Paul Weston’s latest essay concerns the apparent indifference of the British media and political establishment to racially motivated crime — unless, of course, that crime is committed by white people against non-whites... The mainstream media (MSM) have devoted a great deal of space to the Stephen Lawrence case of late. Many journalists have commented that whilst Britain was a racist country in the recent past, the Britain of today is a much more tolerant place. This may well be the case with regard to white-on-non-white racial crime, but what about the violent crime committed by non-whites on whites, and what...
  • Rebels Battle Security Forces in Chechnya, While Moscow Bolsters the Military in the Republic

    01/12/2012 9:52:30 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 1/12/2012 | Mairbek Vatchagaev
    In accordance with a tradition that has been in place since 2005, Ramzan Kadyrov rang in 2012 with his estimate of the number of insurgents in Chechnya. Citing numerous operational sources, he stated that there are only 50 or fewer militants left in the republic. Kadyrov asserted that members of the illegal armed underground who recently surrendered had confirmed this information (, January 3). However, Kadyrov did not elaborate on how a low ranking militant could have known how many rebels there were left scattered across Chechnya. It is unlikely that even Chechen rebel commanders of the highest rank know...
  • Bolton: Romney's the best choice to lead the GOP, beat Pres. Obama

    01/12/2012 8:46:23 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | John Bolton
    Here's a fascinating interview that Fox News' Greta van Sustern did on Wednesday night with former UN ambassador John Bolton. In the first part of the interview, Bolton endorses Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination, saying that Romney is the most conservative candidate who is capable of defeating Barack Hussein Obama. While I believe that Santorum and Gingrich are both better on Israel (and a whole bunch of other issues) than Romney, I can see Bolton's argument.
  • Three Fundamental Mistakes in Dealing with Islam

    01/12/2012 8:34:26 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Rather than learning what the Muslim world was, we had already decided what we wanted it to be. But our perspective was a foreign one. They might pander to it, but they would never dictate their own beliefs by it. We might talk of a moderate or extreme Islam, but that is our idea, not theirs. There is more than one form of Islam, they are not defined by their extremism or moderation. Nor by their approach toward violence. No more than we are. .. Rather than learning what the Muslim world was, we had already decided what we wanted...
  • Three Fundamental Mistakes in Dealing with Islam

    01/11/2012 11:33:21 PM PST · by expat1000 · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    We made three fundamental mistakes in our dealings with Islam. First, we assumed that the only politically acceptable answer was also the right answer. This is the most common mistake that politicians make. Second, we established a construct of a moderate and extreme Islam that reflected how we saw it from the outside. This construct had no theological relationship to any actual belief or movement within Islam. Had we made the division into modern and fundamentalist, we would at least have been using words that meant something. Instead we used moderate and extreme in a military sense to mean hostile...
  • Suspected Islamic extremist arrested in plan to bomb, shoot up Tampa-area sites

    01/10/2012 9:13:25 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | AP
    A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff’s office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen born in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe. In the video, Osmakac is seen cross-legged on the floor with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47...
  • The Shocking List of Gitmo Detainees Obama Plans to Release in Deal with Taliban

    01/09/2012 8:22:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Washington Post opinion writer Marc A. Theissen has published a list of the Taliban leaders President Obama is reportedly planning to release from Guantanamo Bay detention center — and their wrap sheets just might (or not) shock you. The Obama administration is allegedly considering the release of these senior Taliban leaders as part of a deal to bring the militant Islamist group to engage in peace talks. According to Theissen, if Obama does in fact proceed with the release, he will do “tremendous harm” to U.S. national security “and to his prospects for reelection this fall.” Theissen writes: To understand...
  • Crime & Courts - US Suspected Islamic Extremist Arrested in Alleged Florida Bomb Plot

    URGENT: A 25-year-old man described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in an alleged plot to attack crowded areas in the Tampa, Fla., area with a car bomb, assault rifle and other explosives, authorities said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice said Sami Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia, was arrested Saturday night. Read more:
  • Compromise Impossible

    01/08/2012 9:56:04 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The Western doctrine of non-violence depends on the willingness to compromise. To resolve any conflict by sitting down at a table, finding points of agreement and then working through the rest. The ruthless killing fields of the twentieth century have not shaken that eternal faith in a diplomatic solution, rather they have only strengthened it. But what happens when a compromise is genuinely impossible? The commitment to non-violence depends on the assumption that while small numbers of fanatics might seek war, the vast majority of people do not. And even if they do want war, they want a humane war,...
  • U.S. Expels Venezuelan Consul in Miami

    01/08/2012 4:01:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/12
    The United States has ordered the expulsion of Venezuela’s consul general in Miami, AFP reported on Sunday. The expulsion comes amid reports linking the diplomat to an alleged Iranian plot to target sensitive U.S. facilities with cyber attacks. According to the report, the Venezuelan embassy in Washington was notified on Friday that Livia Acosta Noguera, the consul general in Miami, had been declared persona non grata and had until Tuesday to leave the country...
  • Musharraf calls for rescue of Pakistan-U.S. relations

    01/08/2012 1:38:38 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 8, 2012 | Amena Bakr
    Urgent action is needed to salvage Pakistan's dire relations with the United States, former president Pervez Musharraf told Reuters on Sunday, after announcing he would return home soon to re-enter politics. U.S.-Pakistan relations were plunged further into crisis in November when NATO helicopters and fighter jets killed as many as 28 Pakistani troops in attacks on two military outposts in northwest Pakistan. "Today Pakistan-U.S. relations are at their lowest, this is because of a trust and confidence deficit," Musharraf told Reuters in an interview in Dubai.
  • Rick Perry: Let’s Put Troops Back In Iraq ["I would send troops back into Iraq"]

    01/08/2012 1:16:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 173 replies
    TPM ^ | January 7, 2012 | Benjy Sarlin
    Rick Perry established a new gold standard for hawkish foreign policy at Saturday night’s GOP debate in New Hampshire. Not only is he mad President Obama withdrew US forces, he wants to put them back on the ground there immediately. “I would send troops back into Iraq,” Rick Perry told a New Hampshire audience at Saturday night’s GOP debate, warning that without yet another military operation in Iraq it would fall under the influence of neighboring Iran. “I think it’s a huge error for us,” he said. “We’re going to see Iran in my opinion, move back in at literally...
  • Navy Seal Describes Time He Punched Jesse Ventura In Face [JESSE VENTURA SAYS SEALS DESERVE TO DIE]

    01/05/2012 7:14:38 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 140 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Andrew Brietbart
    Click on the link, it is a video, with vulgarity, of a Navy SEAL who was at a wake that Jesse Ventura attended, and Ventura said that in this war, NAVY SEALS DESERVE TO DIE!!

    01/05/2012 9:51:33 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    No previous American president has had so strained a relationship with Israel as Barack Obama. As Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in 2010, “Israel’s ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 ... a crisis of historic proportions.” Author and scholar Dennis Prager concurred, “Most observers, right or left, pro-Israel or anti-Israel, would agree that Israeli-American relations are the worst they have been in memory.” In the spring of 2011, David Parsons, spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, said: “There's a traditional, special relationship between America and Israel that Obama is basically throwing out the...
  • 35 terror training camps now operating inside U.S.

    01/03/2012 3:11:31 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 51 replies · 1+ views ^ | A.D. 3 January 2012 | Editors
    WASHINGTON – A radical jihadist group responsible for nearly 50 attacks on American soil is operating 35 terrorist training camps across the nation, but the U.S. government refuses to include the organization on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists.Jamaat ul-Fuqra, known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America,” has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property – from New York to California – in which the leader, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, boasts of conducting “the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare.”
  • The Special Relationship

    01/03/2012 9:10:32 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The dominant theme of the Islamophile foreign policy narrative is that America's troubles with Islamic terrorism and the violent instability of the Middle-East somehow derive from our excessive closeness to the Jewish State. In this narrative, which is prevalent among diplomats, journalists and assorted talking heads who are neither but pretend to be both, the terrorists are really just critics of our foreign policy. Except instead of penning smarmy New York Times columns like Thomas Friedman or Nick Kristoff, they plant bombs and ram planes into buildings not for the greater glory of Allah, but to prove the theses of...
  • Nigeria: al-Qaeda-linked group gives Christians 3-day deadline

    01/02/2012 10:12:52 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | Jan 2 2012 | Laura Heaton
    Boko Haram warned Christians living in the country's predominantly Muslim north that they have three days to "move away," before attacks target the community.
  • Soldier's guide to surviving Afghanistan war - written 92 years ago

    01/01/2012 3:36:09 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Mirror ^ | 31/12/2011 | Paul Byrne
    ... Cpl Kavanagh lied about his age to join the Cheshire Regiment at 15 and was sent to the Third Anglo-Afghan War in May to August 1919. He wrote: “The endurance and experience gained by the tribesman from years of incessant raiding make him a formidable enemy. “He will sometimes hide his rifle and appear as a peaceful villager.” One tip to young recruits was: “Avoid shaking hands with a strange Pathan. They will seize with their left hand and stab with their right.” Cpl Kavanagh continued serving with the British army and was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940. He...
  • Rick Perry joined on stump today by Navy SEAL he helped [Marcus Luttrell]

    01/02/2012 3:11:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 2, 2012
    DES MOINES - As Texas Governor Rick Perry makes his final pre-caucus appearances before Iowa voters today, he will be joined on the stump by a figure who’s well-known locally: 2000 presidential candidate Steve Forbes. ....But also joining Perry will be someone who once preferred to live in the shadows: former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. He received the Navy Cross after surviving a vicious 2005 battle in which three of his fellow SEALs were killed when they were discovered inside Afghanistan while pursuing a Taliban leader. Luttrell later wrote about the experience in his book, “The Lone Survivor.” It is...
  • Obama signs defense bill but balks at terrorism provisions

    01/01/2012 8:01:18 AM PST · by pabianice · 37 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/1/12 | Nicholas
    To maintain flexibility, he says, he may not follow requirements that certain suspects be held by the military.President Obama signed a controversial military funding bill Saturday but vowed to interpret its measures regarding the treatment of detainees in ways that comport with his own judgment on how best to wage the fight against terrorists.In a signing statement released by the White House, Obama indicated that he might not strictly follow certain requirements spelled out in the new law, saying that "my administration will interpret and implement the provisions … in a manner that best preserves the flexibility on which our...
  • Report: Hizbullah Laundered Drug Money in US Banks

    12/29/2011 7:47:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    The Hizbullah terrorist organization is in hot water over a scheme to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in multi-national drug trafficking revenues. According to a report published by the World News Tribune, the Lebanon-based terrorist organization is using American banks and other financial institutions to process money earned from trafficking in South America. The complaint filed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice, charges Hizbullah with using the money to buy used cars in the U.S. for transport to West Africa, where they are then sold, mostly in Benin. U.S. Attorney Preet Bhara noted, "It...