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  • US Soldier Kills Afghan Civilians In Kandahar

    03/11/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT · by edpc · 66 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11 Mar 2012 | BBC News
    A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say. He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead. Nato said it was investigating the "deeply regrettable incident".
  • Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists

    03/09/2012 5:38:10 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 250 replies · 1+ views
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Friday, 09 March 2012 | Al Arabiya
    Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having “emo” haircuts. Activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar daily that at least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death by the Moral Police in the country in the past month. The violent crackdown against “emo” Iraqi teenagers came after the Iraqi interior ministry declared them as “devil worshippers.” “The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being probed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate it as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming...
  • Grover Norquist and radical Islam (old reminder)

    02/11/2012 1:15:34 PM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Dec 9, 2003 | Various
    Frank Gaffney has written in FrontPage magazine an article that is much needed and long overdue: "A Troubling Influence," about the extensive ties that conservative activist Grover Norquist has with radical Islamic elements. This is a lengthy and exhaustively documented piece about a man who has stood as a singular obstruction to efforts to alert people to the gravity of the threat from radical Islam. All of it should be read carefully, but here are a few highlights: The association between Grover Norquist and Islamists appears to have started about five years ago, in 1998, when he became the founding...
  • Al-Qaeda in Rebel Syria (McCain's call for airstrikes could lead to Al Qaeda-ruled Syria)

    03/08/2012 4:54:53 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | March 8, 2012 | John Rosenthal
    On Monday, in calling for airstrikes on Syria, Senator John McCain reprised much the same role he played one year ago at the outset of the Libyan war. (snip) With Senator McCain again pushing from the right, America risks yet again lending support to its old nemesis on ostensibly “humanitarian” grounds. (For perhaps the only serious attempt yet made to assess the solidity of those grounds, see Sharmine Narwani’s analysis of the Syrian casualty figures here.) If, this time, the senator is not pushing on a fully open door, the door is clearly not shut either. Apparently in an effort...
  • Pakistani Hindus seek safety in India

    03/08/2012 6:28:36 AM PST · by Cronos · 41 replies
    Daily Time ^ | 5th March 2012 | Daily Times
    KARACHI: Preetam Das is a good doctor with a hospital job and a thriving private clinic, yet all he thinks about is leaving Pakistan, terrified about a rise in killings and kidnappings targeting Hindus. A successful professional, he lives in Karachi with his wife and two children, but comes from Kashmore, a district in north of Sindh. His family has lived there for centuries, and in 1947, when the sub-continent split between India, a majority Hindu state, and Pakistan, a homeland for Muslims, Das’ grandparents chose to stay with the Muslims. They fervently believed the promise of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali...
  • Kill the Messenger:What Russia taught Syria

    03/06/2012 10:22:50 PM PST · by U-238 · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 3/2/2012 | Robert Young-Pelton
    It was a star-filled night in Chechnya's besieged capital of Grozny. The snow crunched under my feet as I walked with the Chechen rebel commander away from the warmth of our safe house. When we entered a bombed-out neighborhood 15 minutes away, I put the battery in my Iridium satellite phone and waited for the glowing screen to signal that I had locked on to the satellites. I made my call. It was short. Then the commander made a call; he quickly hung up and handed me back the phone. "Enough," he said, motioning for me to remove the battery....
  • Is Obama trying to leave Israel no choice?

    03/06/2012 11:51:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 7, 2012 | Professor Clifford Orwin
    “Obama to warn Netanyahu against military strikes on Iran.” So proclaimed the headline in Saturday’s Washington Post. At their meeting on Monday, Barack Obama reportedly did just that, while reaffirming America’s commitment to Israel’s safety. And yet … could this be very different than it seems? Is it the cagey exterior of a policy aimed at leaving Israel no choice but to strike? Look at it this way. Suppose you were the Obama administration, confronted by an intransigent Iran but facing an election in November and an American public weary of Middle Eastern wars. Wouldn’t you rather shoehorn an ally...
  • The Historical Reality of the Muslim Conquests

    03/04/2012 2:05:37 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | March 3, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Because it is now almost axiomatic for American school textbooks to whitewash all things Islamic (see here for example), it may be useful to examine one of those aspects that are regularly distorted: the Muslim conquests.Few events of history are so well documented and attested to as are these conquests, which commenced soon after the death of the Muslim prophet Muhammad (632) and tapered off circa 750. Large swathes of the Old World—from the India in the east, to Spain in the west—were conquered and consolidated by the sword of Islam during this time.By the standards of history, the reality...
  • Civil libertarians slam McCain cybersecurity bill

    03/06/2012 6:07:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 6, 2012 | Joseph Menn
    A cybersecurity bill introduced by Republican Senator John McCain could dramatically expand the domestic reach of U.S. intelligence agencies and potentially give them massive troves of emails, civil liberties advocates said. "This is a privacy nightmare that will eventually result in the military substantially monitoring the domestic, civilian Internet," said Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Majority Leader Harry Reid, the McCain bill stresses voluntary information sharing instead of regulation of critical industries by the Department of Homeland Security. McCain's bill was introduced last week.
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Holder: US can legally kill Americans in terror groups

    03/05/2012 11:31:46 PM PST · by South40 · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/6/2012 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. government is legally justified in killing its own citizens overseas if they are involved in plotting terror attacks against America, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, offering the Obama administration's most detailed explanation so far of its controversial targeted killing program. ((snip)) The Fifth Amendment provides that no one can be "deprived of life" without due process of law. But that due process, Holder said, doesn't necessarily come from a court. "Due process and judicial process are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process," the...
  • Lawyer Who Defended GITMO Detainees Now In Charge of GITMO Policy

    03/05/2012 8:04:35 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies
    TownHall ^ | March 5, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    J. Christian Adams, Obama Justice Department Black Panther case whistleblower and author of Injustice was on Fox and Friends over the weekend with some alarming news. The very same lawyer who has adamantly defended GITMO detainees, has now been appointed to one of the highest positions within the Department of Justice to oversee GITMO policy. ..."The most dangerous thing is that West is overseeing Gitmo policy. It's not that he's just some guy at the Justice Department licking envelopes," Adams told Fox News on Sunday. Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, noted that in Holder's announcement of West's promotion, he...
  • Holder expected to explain rationale for targeting U.S. citizens abroad

    03/04/2012 1:41:40 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04 Mar 2012 | Sari Horwitz and Peter Finn
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is expected Monday to provide the most detailed explanation yet of the Obama administration’s secret decision-making leading up to the targeted killing of a U.S. citizen last year in Yemen. Holder’s speech Monday afternoon at Northwestern Law School in Chicago is the result of months of internal Obama administration deliberations over how much can be made public about the decisions leading up to the strike. The Justice Department wrote a still-classified memo that provided the legal rationale for the targeting of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki that also included intelligence material about his operational role within...
  • Christian Soldiers Banned from The Quran in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan

    02/29/2012 9:29:47 PM PST · by combat_boots · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller, the DoD, etc.
    The collapse of American will. More sharia provisions in the military. Non-Muslims are not allowed to handle the quran unless they are considering converting to Islam or are being targeted for conversion. "Unless your military dog tags identify you as of the Muslim faith, you cannot obtain a copy of the Quran from the military chaplain." So American soldiers who wish to study the quran to understand the enemy threat doctrine are disarmed and subjected to enemy propaganda instead. Abject surrender to a comprehensive legal system that mandates our subjugation and annihilation. Christian Soldiers Banned from The Quran in the...
  • Soccer For Jihadists, Higher Premiums For Troops

    02/29/2012 4:58:57 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 29, 2012 | IBD staff
    Priorities: Veterans of the war on terror will be rewarded with higher insurance premiums that favored unions are exempt from. Obama-Care must be served, after all, and that soccer field for Gitmo detainees must be paid for. For the soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and lost their legs from mines and improvised explosive devices, it is bitterly ironic news that detainees at Guantanamo, who helped maim them, will now be kicking around soccer balls at a new $750,000 field that is half the size of an American football field. This comes as the military is bearing the brunt...
  • Pamela Geller, WND Column: Stop apologizing and start carpet-bombing

    02/29/2012 10:56:24 AM PST · by combat_boots · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs via WND ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller
    I turn my laser on Obama's metastasizing foreign policy failure in my column this week at WND: Stop apologizing and start carpet-bombing! Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts Obama for groveling to Islamic supremacists over Quran We apologize, they kill. We apologize again, and they kill some more. A Quran is burned in Afghanistan, a Quran that was used to transmit plots against our troops, and Obama is apologizing. And our generals are apologizing. And the Pentagon is apologizing. America, where are you on this? Obama apologizes, they burn him in effigy. Brilliant, Obama, brilliant. And the band plays on. On Saturday,...
  • Taking Out Dictators

    02/29/2012 9:02:02 AM PST · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | 2/29/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Our interventions follow certain patterns. Do Syria and Iran fit them? In the past 40 years, the United States has intervened to go after autocrats in Afghanistan, Grenada, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Panama, Somalia, and Serbia. We have attacked by air, by land, and by a combination of both. In the post-Vietnam, post–Cold War era, are there any rules to guide us about any action envisioned against Syria or Iran — patterns known equally to our enemies? 1. The target cannot have nuclear weapons. Strongmen in Pakistan and North Korea by virtue of their nukes are exempt from American reaction (unlike...
  • Lockerbie: Case closed

    02/29/2012 8:33:53 AM PST · by combat_boots · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2/29/2012 | Unknown
    Was Abdel Baset al-Megrahi wrongly convicted of being responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing? Wednesday, December 21, 1988 was the longest night of the year, the night of the winter solstice. At 6.30pm that evening Pan Am Flight 103 took off from London Heathrow airport en route to JFK New York. On board Clipper Maid of the Skies, as it was called, were 16 crew members and 243 passengers, many of whom were carrying Christmas gifts in their luggage for family and friends. But also in the baggage hold was a brown Samsonite suitcase, packed with new clothes and a...
  • Egypt Arrests Senior Qaeda Operative

    02/29/2012 8:28:00 AM PST · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Al Manar ^ | Local Editor
    Egypt arrested on Wednesday senior al-Qaeda operative, Seif al-Adel, at Cairo airport. Security officials and state television reported the arrest, but they did not say why the Egyptian militant flew to Cairo. Adel was reported to have briefly taken over the militant network's leadership after Osama bin Laden's death. He is also on the FBI's most wanted list with a reward of up to $5 million dollars for his capture. An airport official said Seif al-Adel, also known as Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi and Ibrahim Madani, arrived on an Emirates flight from Pakistan with a stop over in Dubai. Security officials...
  • The Guardian: Saudi Arabia Ripe for Revolution

    02/29/2012 8:24:28 AM PST · by combat_boots · 21 replies
    Al-Arabiya and The Guardian ^ | 2/29/2012 | Unknown
    An article published Monday by the Guardian indicated that Saudi Arabia is “ripe for revolution” as the factors that motivated the Arab uprisings are present at the kingdom. Pointing out the presence of tens of thousands of political prisoners -most without charge- the high unemployment rate in this country oil rich country, the huge discrepancy between classes, and the royal family’s treatment to the country and people as private property, Saudi writer Saad Al-Faqih considered that like other places in the Arab world, “the expansion in communication tools has broken down barriers and deprived the Saudi regime of the secrecy...
  • Kabul on razor's edge

    02/29/2012 8:18:09 AM PST · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 2/28/2012 | M K Bhadrakumar
    The killing in Kabul on Saturday of two high-ranking American military officials - a colonel and a major - serving with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will prompt a paradigm shift in regional security. Afghanistan surges as still America's number one "hot spot", over-shadowing Syria and Iran. If President Barack Obama thought it was time for the United States military to "pivot" toward the Asia-Pacific, it has been delusionary thinking. The Taliban retain a big say still in the upcoming campaign for Obama's re-election bid; the strategy of peace talks with the Taliban will need a close look. The...
  • Media Partners in Crime with WikiLeaks?

    02/29/2012 8:06:39 AM PST · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    AIM ^ | 2/28/2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Gary Pruitt, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of The McClatchy Company, insists the U.S. newspaper publisher “must maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct.” But how does this comport with being a “partner” of WikiLeaks, the controversial website that has just published stolen emails from the private company known as Stratfor? WikiLeaks has listed McClatchy as one of its “public partners in the investigation” of Stratfor. Another American “partner” is Rolling Stone, the rock & roll magazine. The hacker group Anonymous, which is under FBI investigation, has taken credit for the data theft. WikiLeaks founder Julian...
  • Robert Spencer: Will Obama Behead the Qur’an-Burners?

    02/29/2012 7:57:40 AM PST · by combat_boots · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Robert Spencer works out the logical questions arising from Obama's enforcement of Sharia law regarding the treatment of the quran in Afghanistan: Madness has overtaken Washington, and the world. Every day this past week has brought fresh reports of more people murdered in Afghanistan over the burning of some copies of the Qur’an at Bagram Airfield. In response, every day new apologies come from American officials. Barack Obama, Leon Panetta, the commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, General John Allen, and others have all issued abject apologies to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the “noble people of Afghanistan,” and everyone else...
  • French University, Sorbonne, Closes Doors in Attempt to Stop Anti-Jewish

    02/29/2012 7:53:46 AM PST · by combat_boots · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/27/2012 | Pam Geller, et al
    (extended title)...events "Israel Apartheid Week" People are waking up. This is a bold move. Impressive. I look forward to the day we see similar action by the pro-jihadist administrations on US college campuses. It will happen. Just as those jackboots and nouveau nazis were tossed out of Nonie Darwish's lecture after they attempted to shut her down, this too shall come to pass. Israel apartheid week is held across American universities as well. It is a pogrom against Jewish students, and includes week-long bund-like rallies against the Jews and their homeland. It is rife with hate propaganda, Jewish blood libels...
  • "A Movie about Muhammad: An Idea whose Time Has Come"

    02/29/2012 7:46:03 AM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller et al
    Ali Sina, renowned ex-Muslim author, founder of FaithFreedom.org and SION Board member, has a brilliant idea, a plan, to educate and liberate those enslaved by the most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth, but he needs our help: A Movie about Muhammad: An Idea whose Time Has Come. I started writing about Islam in 1998. When I read the Quran and the life of Muhammad it became clear to me that the world is in danger. Islam is a threat to mankind and this threat will not end until we all surrender to a global tyranny...
  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood file lawsuits against a number of Egyptian female artists and actresses

    02/29/2012 7:43:42 AM PST · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller
    More of the lethal cosmic fallout from Obama's cosmic wager. Egypt. I told ya so. Demands to prosecute Summaya Al Khashab and Ghada Abd Al Raziq February 28, Albawaba 2012 tip david Wilson A group of Egyptian lawyers, who belong to the Muslim Brotherhood political party, have filed lawsuits against a number of Egyptian female artists. The top of the list of artists to be sued are Egyptian actresses Summaya Al Khashab. In the lawsuit filed, it was claimed that the said actresses present roles that are too provocative and encourage sexuality and other inappropriate behaviors. According to the London...
  • The New York Times Manufacturing 911 Faux Controversy

    02/29/2012 7:36:23 AM PST · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller and the Slimes
    Look at this. What follows is a NY Times media request from David Dunlap of the TImes to 911 family members. Dunlap is trying to create controversy where none exists. He has emailed the 911 families asking if the photo of a billboard for a TV show offends them (see below). Does this offend you? The New York Times demands that we kiss the ring of jihadists. The New York Times, which wantonly shilled, promoted, advanced and shilled for the Ground Zero mosque (which over 80% of the families opposed). But if 911 family members opposed the mosque, they were...
  • GITMO Enemy Combatants Get $750,000 Soccer Field – With Video

    02/29/2012 7:32:57 AM PST · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller
    I think I am going to puke. Then cry. Or maybe cry first and then puke. Who comes up with these ideas, funds them and gets them implemented? Was this one of Obama's grovel-ready projects? I wonder what Obama will call it. The Mohammmad Atta Sports Field? Khalid Sheik Mohammed Sports Complex? How About Osama Obama? More DOO DOO -- Daily Obama Outrage Pentagon - POLITICS Guantanamo detainees get new $750G soccer field Fox News: At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches —...
  • BOMBSHELL: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19

    02/29/2012 7:25:03 AM PST · by combat_boots · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller, Robt Spencer, et all
    (title continued) Americans held in Egypt Shocking. This would be the nadir of Obama's craven foreign policy of surrender, releasing the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than a thousand. Treason. Al-Arabiya: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19 Americans held in Egypt thanks to Robert Spencer
  • Nine killed in Afghan airport bomb, NATO base attacked

    02/26/2012 11:13:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 27, 2012 | Hamid Shalizi and Amie Ferris-Rotman
    Kabul - A suicide car bomber killed at least nine people in an attack on a military airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, the latest incident of violence and protests since copies of the Koran were inadvertently burned at a NATO base last week. There was no official indication the explosion at the gates of Jalalabad airport was linked to other deadly protests and riots, although the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack as "revenge" for the Koran burning. Anti-Western fury has deepened significantly since the desecration of the Muslim holy book at the main NATO base...
  • OFFICIAL AFGHAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITE - NATO agrees to allow prosecution of Koran burners!

    02/26/2012 10:14:13 PM PST · by Crazieman · 95 replies · 19+ views
    Joint Statement by the Delegations Assigned to Probe Bagram Incident Saturday, 25 February 2012 09:02 In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate Following the insulting and shameful act of burning Quran in Bagram airbase that injured the religious sentiments of the Islamic world and particularly of the Afghan Muslim nation, two delegations comprising of representatives from government, the National Council of Ulemma and the National Assembly were assigned and dispatched to investigate the circumstances and causes that have led to the inhumane incident. The delegations, while deeply touched by the religious sentiments shown by the Afghan...
  • Why is Obama in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood?

    02/26/2012 7:28:20 AM PST · by opentalk · 53 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2012 | Ted Belman
    Dr. Essam Abdallah, an Egyptian liberal intellectual, in an article published last October in the leading liberal pan-Arab journal Elaph, refers to certain reports coming out of Washington: These reports reveal the depth of the below-the-surface coordination between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Hamas, Hezbollah, the Iranian regime and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Libya and Jordan. This bloc of regimes and organizations is now becoming the greatest Islamist radical lobby ever to penetrate and infiltrate the White House, Congress, the State Department and the main decision making centers of the US government. All of this...
  • U.S. does not believe Iran is trying to build nuclear bomb

    02/23/2012 8:13:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 23, 2012 | Ken Dilanian
    As U.S. and Israeli officials talk publicly about the prospect of a military strike against Iran's nuclear program, one fact is often overlooked: U.S. intelligence agencies don't believe Iran is actively trying to build an atomic bomb. A highly classified U.S. intelligence assessment circulated to policymakers early last year largely affirms that view, originally made in 2007. Both reports, known as national intelligence estimates, conclude that Tehran halted efforts to develop and build a nuclear warhead in 2003. The most recent report, which represents the consensus of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, indicates that Iran is pursuing research that could put...
  • White House Defends Apology To Afghanistan; Criticism from Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin

    02/23/2012 3:07:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 23, 2012 | Mary Bruce
    The White House today defended President Obama’s decision to apologize for the recent incident of Koran burning at a U.S. airbase in Afghanistan, saying it was “wholly appropriate” given the “understandable sensitivities” to the issue. “The error was inadvertent,” Obama wrote in a letter to his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, according to Karzai’s office. “I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.” Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, however, said it was “an outrage” for the president to issue an apology on the same day two U.S. troops were...
  • New Israeli Sub Spotted in German Shipyard

    02/22/2012 9:00:00 PM PST · by gandalftb · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2012-02-22 | Bi Mingxin
    The latest Dolphin-class submarine to be delivered to Israel by year-end was recently seen in Germany's northern Kiel shipyard, according to local media. The 68-meter-long craft, the largest produced in Germany since World War II, is said to be one of the world's most advanced craft of its kind and can launch nuclear weapons, according to foreign sources. The diesel-electric powered submarine is currently said to be undergoing tests by shipbuilders Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) , and will join three other such German-built craft already in Israel's fleet, Ma'ariv noted.
  • El Paso Police: Bullet That Hit Woman In Downtown Believed To Have Come From Mexico

    02/22/2012 5:52:53 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies · 1+ views
    KVIA ^ | February 21, 2012
    Woman Was Pushing Child In A Carriage When She Was Hit EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said Tuesday afternoon that a bullet that punctured a woman's right calf in Downtown El Paso Tuesday morning is believed to have come from Mexico. Police said a 48-year-old woman was shopping on Overland near Oregon when her leg was hit by a bullet just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. A shootout happened at the same time in Juarez as when the woman was hit with the bullet. Guillen Middle School, Aoy Elementary and Hart Elementary were put on lockdown...
  • Religious Speech in the Military: Freedoms and Limitations

    02/22/2012 9:15:47 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Parameters (Army professional journal) ^ | 2/2012 | David E. Fitzkee
    (It's 14 pages long so these are only highlights): The freedom to speak and to freely exercise one’s religion are two central guarantees of the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Military members retain these foundational rights, which the courts broadly protect. But there are characteristics of the military—including its rank structure and the need for good order and discipline essential to accomplishing the military’s crucial mission—that justify constraints on the religious speech of all military members beyond what would be constitutionally tolerable in the civilian context. Moreover, additional constraints are imposed on military leaders’ religious speech by virtue of...
  • Swedish soldiers held 'fight club' in Afghanistan

    02/21/2012 11:00:42 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 14 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 02/12/2012 | The Local/rm
    Swedish military police are investigating a suspected illegal boxing match arranged by a group of Swedish soldiers at the Mazar-i-Sharif base in Afghanistan which reportedly left one soldier in need of medical treatment. ”This wasn't something that the unit organized. But I haven't received any information that anyone required medical treatment,” said Colonel Rickard Johansson to daily Expressen, confirming the investigation by the military police. The fight, rumoured to have taken place at the end of last year, lacked both rules and a permit and was reminiscent of the Hollywood movie ”Fight Club” staring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton, according...
  • FBI purges hundreds of training documents after probe on treatment of Islam

    02/21/2012 11:48:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/21/12 | Catherine Herridge
    The FBI has purged hundreds of counterterrorism training documents after a months-long review found inaccuracies and other problems in their description of Muslims. The review was triggered after a September blog in Wired magazine revealed training documents that reportedly called the Prophet Muhammad a "cult leader," claimed "devout" Muslims have been generally violent for hundreds of years and made other controversial statements. An FBI did not get into details about which documents were purged, but a law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that hundreds were removed because they were deemed "not consistent with the highest professional standards...
  • Clinton’s Jihad Ignorance [Bill]

    02/21/2012 5:26:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 21, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Bill Clinton recently demonstrated the tenacity of those liberal/leftist/materialist paradigms that have all but blinded the West to reality. According to the Associated Press: Former U.S. President [and current spouse of the U.S. Secretary of State] Bill Clinton warned Monday that the rampant poverty that plagues oil-rich Nigeria—felt most acutely in its Muslim north—is fueling the religious violence now tearing at the nation. A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram claimed Monday it killed 12 soldiers and beheaded three government informants in its bloody wave of sectarian violence against Nigeria’s weak central government [the report later adds that Boko...
  • Losing to the Taliban [obama negotiating with allies of 911 terrorists]

    02/19/2012 3:49:08 PM PST · by matt1234 · 9 replies
    dawn.com ^ | 2/19/2012 | Hasan Khan
    AFTER several unsuccessful attempts, the US has finally succeeded in establishing direct contacts with the Afghan Taliban. Both sides are inching closer to the formal inauguration of peace talks in Qatar for settling the Afghan conflict. The Afghan government and Pakistan, who claim stakes in any development related to the conflict, appear to have been sidelined by the US and the Taliban in a process Washington calls “exploratory”. To shun this impression, President Hamid Karzai told the Wall Street Journal recently that “there have been contacts between the US government and the Taliban, there have been contacts between the Afghan...
  • The Least I Could Do

    02/19/2012 9:45:09 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 4 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 19, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    I recall a few years ago I was engaged in our favorite national pastime – waiting in the drive-thru line at the local Tim Horton’s – when I noticed a Canadian Forces truck pull in behind me, occupied by two of our Finest. Figuring it was the least I could do, I told the girl at the window to put the next order on my tab. After a couple of double-double coffees and a box of Timbits were added, I got my stuff and moved on. A store across the parking lot was my final stop before home. I had...
  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/18/2012 2:19:28 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/16/2012
    The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York. Developed...
  • Another View of the Syrian “Revolt” (200 Christians killed in Homs by Free Syrian Army)

    02/18/2012 7:56:40 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 41 replies
    Blackfive.net ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | Froggy
    In September 2011, I traveled to Lebanon with members of my church to attend a Christian Conference there in Beirut. During that trip I had the opportunity to travel throughout the country visiting the ancient cities of Byblos, Tyre, and Sidon. I also had the chance to visit the city of Zahle, which is the largest, all Christian city in the Middle East. Zahle sits on the western slope of the infamous Bekaa Valley where many large battles in the Lebanese Civil War were fought. Today, it is a fertile region known for its great wineries. In Zahle, I had...
  • Liberty's twilight

    02/17/2012 10:25:31 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    The Hutchinson news ^ | 2/13/12 | LISA J. ADAMS
    Darkness was falling on Dec. 15 as the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. It is ironic that at a time when the country should have been celebrating the 220th anniversary of the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 15, 1791, more commonly known as the Bill of Rights, our elected representatives were completing legislation that essentially eviscerates the liberties that the Bill of Rights secured for every U.S. citizen. To truly comprehend the travesty of this new legislation, one only needs to review these constitutional rights for himself...
  • FBI Arrests Would-Be Capitol Bomber Outside DC

    02/17/2012 4:35:11 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | John Miller
    A 29-year-old Moroccan man who authorities say wanted to be the first suicide bomber on U.S. soil was arrested Friday after strapping on what he thought was an explosive vest and heading for the U.S. Capitol, CBS News' John Miller reports.
  • TEXAS: 3 “Afghan Nationals” Detained in Rio Grande Valley

    02/17/2012 2:09:58 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-17-2012 | John Hill
    McALLEN — Another reminder of why we need a secure border emerged this week, as U.S. Border Patrol officials confirmed three Afghan nationals were detained in the Rio Grande Valley - an increasing "hot zone" of cartel invasion and violence against American ranchers. Border Patrol confirmed the detentions, but would not say where or when they occurred. Enrique Mendiola, assistant chief Border Patrol agent for the Rio Grande Valley sector, said that human smugglers see moving people besides Mexican nationals as a "business opportunity." "Average smuggling rates for other-than-Mexican nationals far exceed those of Mexicans and Central and South Americans,"...
  • C.S.: Iranian Diplomats to UN Should Face Increased Scrutiny (Oh, those 'diplomats' Islamists)

    02/16/2012 8:36:08 PM PST · by Milagros · 6 replies
    NY Observer/Politicker | 02-15-12 | Colin Campbell
    Senator Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today calling for “increased scrutiny” of the Iranian Mission to the United Nations in light of potential terrorist attacks against New York City. Pointing to NYPD’s director of intelligence warning that Iran is “essentially” the number one threat, Mr. Schumer argued these diplomats must ”be vigorously monitored.” “With Iran’s increasingly bellicose and threatening behavior, it’s imperative that agents of the Iranian government in the United States receive additional scrutiny to ensure that they pose no threat to New York or the rest of the country,” Mr. Schumer said...
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 9:21:43 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 1+ views
    cbs ^ | 2.15.12 | staff
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25....
  • WHO is writing Foreign Policy for Obama? WHY are so many US dollars going to Palestinians?

    02/14/2012 3:44:11 PM PST · by opentalk · 11 replies
    romanticpoet blog ^ | February 14, 2012 | Romantic Poet
    From Weasel Zippers:Obama Seeks Waiver To Fund U.N. Agency Congress Defunded Over Recognition of “Palestine”…This is apparently one of Obama’s top priorities. (CNSNews.com) – The State Department budget request for fiscal year 2013 includes $4.1 billion for contributions to the United Nations and other international bodies. Among the intended recipients is the U.N’s cultural agency, which lost U.S. funding in FY2012 after it became the first U.N. agency to grant full membership to “Palestine.” The budget request released Monday includes $79 million for the Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO’s funding was cut last November in line...