Category: Terrorism


 

 

 

 

Published on Apr 22, 2014

” A barrage of drone strikes in Yemen over the weekend killed at least 55 militants, plus civilians. The strikes targeted a suspected al-Qaeda training camp that had popped up in southern Yemen in recent months. But what effect are these strikes having? And what legal authority does the U.S. have to wage war in Yemen — a country where war has never officially been declared? RT’s Sam Sacks looks into these issues.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NY Times Contributor Compares Combat Veterans To White Supremacists…

 

 

Extremist Vets

 

 

 

” Vantage Point:Recently, the Veteran community has been forced to fight back on a disturbing narrative: Veterans are dangerous, violent people that society should be weary of. It doesn’t take much for some media outlets to push this agenda either. It seems all they need is one person, who happened to serve in the military at any time, to commit a heinous act, and the sensationalist headlines driving high ratings start pouring in.

  Today, The Opinion Pages of the New York Times posted a story by Kathleen Belew that claims “the return of [Veterans] from combat appears to correlate more closely with Klan membership than any other historical factor,” and linked the murder of three innocent people in Kansas by one man to a generation of Vietnam Veterans.”

 

Continued here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States

 

Islamist Slacker

 

 

 

” Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord.

  Multiple intelligence agencies confirmed that the militant Islamist organization and its numerous affiliates intend to carry out a massive, coordinated plan to stand aside and watch America’s increasingly rapid decline, with terrorist operatives across the globe reportedly mobilizing to take it easy, relax, and savor the spectacle as it unfolds.

“ We have intercepted electronic communication indicating that al-Qaeda members are actively plotting to stay out of the way while America as we know it gradually crumbles under the weight of its own self-inflicted debt and disrepair,” FBI Deputy Director Mark F. Giuliano told the assembled press corps. “If this plan succeeds, it will leave behind a nation with a completely dysfunctional economy, collapsing infrastructure, and a catastrophic health crisis afflicting millions across the nation. We want to emphasize that this danger is very real.”

“ And unfortunately, based on information we have from intelligence assets on the ground, this plot is already well under way,” he added.”

The Onion has all the details on this nefarious plot

HT/Instapundit

Suspected Islamist Rebels Abduct Over 100 Nigerian Schoolgirls

 

 

 

” Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.

  He said gunmen, believed to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist group which has attacked schools in the northeast before as part of their anti-government rebellion, carried off the students from the school in Chibok late on Monday.

” Over 100 female students in our government secondary school at Chibok have been abducted,” said Audu Musa, who teaches in another public school in the area, around 90 miles south of the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

  Musa said he saw eight bodies in the area on Tuesday morning, but did not give the identity of the victims. “Things are very bad here and everybody is sad,” he said.”

 

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Federal Regulators Leaked US Electrical Grid Classified Information

 

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” Classified information about the physical security systems of the U.S. electrical grid was leaked by the country’s top energy regulatory commission, according to a government watchdog report.

  The Energy Department inspector general reports that classified information about electrical grid security was mishandled by officials on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the nation’s grid regulator.

  The IG found that at least one FERC presentation contained information that should have been classified, was handled by commission employees who did not have proper clearance and was given to federal and industry representatives in non-classified settings.

” As you are aware, the materials in question raise concerns with the security and integrity of our Nation’s critical energy infrastructure, including the Nation’s power grid,” the IG reported. “We are especially concerned with reports that the document that was not properly classified and may currently be stored on unclassified Commission servers, as well as on current and former Commission employees’ desktop computers, laptops, portable electronic devices, and copiers.”

The report comes in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report that the government was investigating an April 2013 attack on a power substation near San Jose, California where gunmen did millions of dollars’ worth of damage and nearly took out the power to the region.

   The more we read of government doings such as this the more we become convinced that these isolated incidents of “lack of oversight” actually constitute a well thought out plan to bring about panic and anarchy in order to get the people to clamor for ever-more heavy handed State actions … It reeks of Alinskyism and Cloward-Piven , not to mention Rahm Emanuel’s famous quip ” Never let a crisis go to waste” … and if a crisis doesn’t exist , create your own .


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US Army Vet And Syrian Rebel With Possible Links To CIA Found Dead

 

 

 

 

 

” The former U.S. Army Ranger who fought alongside death squads in Syria and who was arrested upon his return, Eric Harroun, has been found dead in his father’s house in Arizona this week.

“ With deep sorrow, we regret to inform you of our beloved Eric Harroun’s death. He will be missed by his family, friends, and many people around the world his life has touched,” the family’s statement read.

  Although an official cause of death has not been released, Harroun’s sister posted a statement claiming that Harroun died as the result of an accidental overdose.

  Harroun was arrested last year by the FBI for his association with known terrorist group and al-Qaeda affiliate Jobhat al-Nusra.

Yet the case eventually saw Harroun a free man with only three years of parole as a penalty since, according to ABC news, the government confused Harroun’s affiliation with al-Nasr with the al-Nusra Front. Thus, ABC News claims that Harroun was affiliated with a death squad organization that was not fighting for jihad with al-Qaeda. Harroun was therefore only convicted of failing to obtain an export license.” “

 

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Hoping For Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border

 

 

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” Border Patrol agents in olive uniforms stood in broad daylight on the banks of the Rio Grande, while on the Mexican side smugglers pulled up in vans and unloaded illegal migrants.

  The agents were clearly visible on that recent afternoon, but the migrants were undeterred. Mainly women and children, 45 in all, they crossed the narrow river on the smugglers’ rafts, scrambled up the bluff and turned themselves in, signaling a growing challenge for the immigration authorities.

  After six years of steep declines across the Southwest, illegal crossings have soared in South Texas while remaining low elsewhere. The Border Patrol made more than 90,700 apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley in the past six months, a 69 percent increase over last year.

  The migrants are no longer primarily Mexican laborers. Instead they are Central Americans, including many families with small children and youngsters without their parents, who risk a danger-filled journey across Mexico. Driven out by deepening poverty but also by rampant gang violence, increasing numbers of migrants caught here seek asylum, setting off lengthy legal procedures to determine whether they qualify.

  The new migrant flow, largely from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, is straining resources and confounding Obama administration security strategies that work effectively in other regions. It is further complicating President Obama’s uphill push on immigration, fueling Republican arguments for more border security before any overhaul.

  With detention facilities, asylum offices and immigration courts overwhelmed, enough migrants have been released temporarily in the United States that back home in Central America people have heard that those who make it to American soil have a good chance of staying.”

SECURE THE F***ING BORDER !!

   NY Times … Of course this wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that virtually no one gets sent back under Obama’s Border patrol policies or the impending immigration reform bill amnesty . Nah , only a cynic would think like that .

Man Planned To Fly Model Planes Packed With Bombs Into School: FBI

 

 

 

Illegal Alien Drone Bomb Plot

 

 

” A Moroccan man was busted for allegedly plotting to attack a school and a Connecticut federal building using remote-controlled toy planes packed with explosives.

  FBI agents arrested El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, 27, after a sting revealed his alleged plot, according to the Connecticut Post.

  The feds found wires and tools in Fahti’s Stamford home, the report said. It was not clear if he had any explosives there as well.

  He allegedly told an agent that he had studied the plan for months, that he had learned how to pack the explosives while he was a student in his home country, and that he would be able to obtain the materials at the Mexican border, the newspaper reported.

  He also said the plot would be funded through “secret accounts” that used laundered cash and drug-dealing profits.

   There’s no need to secure our border , nah , nothing bad can come from the unchecked illegal invasion of our southern border . Can’t we sue the Federal government for failure to do their PRIMARY job ?

The NY Post has more 

 

Russia Confirms Death Of Islamist Militant Who Inspired Boston Marathon Bombers

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Tuesday it had killed Moscow’s most wanted man, Islamist insurgency leader Doku Umarov, in a combat operation.

  The news comes on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. There is evidence that one of the two young Chechen immigrants who executed the two deadly bombings at the marathon last year drew inspiration from Umarov, the 49-year-old leader of the regional terrorist network known as the Caucasus Emirate whose stated goal is to establish an Islamic state inside Russia.

” As a result of a combat operation, the activity of the head of the terrorist organization Caucasus Emirate, Umarov, was neutralized,” Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the FSB, told a meeting of Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAK).

  His comments were distributed in a video clip by the NAK, which he oversees, one day after President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech to the FSB in which he said there must be no let-up in the fight against the militants.”

 
Newsmax has more … Good riddance 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists Install Massive Poster Of Child’s Face In Pakistan Field To Shame Drone Operators

 

 

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Image courtesy of notabugsplat
 
 

 

” An artists collective has unfurled a massive poster showing a child’s face in a heavily bombed area of Pakistan in the hopes that it will give pause to drone operators searching the area for kills.

  According to #notabugsplat, named after the description given to kills on the ground when viewed through grainy video footage, the artists – with help of villagers – unfurled the giant poster in a field in the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan.

  The hope is that it will increase awareness of drone operators of human cost, or ‘collateral damage’, when drones are used to attack targets on the ground.”

 

 

From Raw Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carter: ‘Inappropriate’ For U.S. To Block Member Of Terrorist Group From Entering Country

 

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” Former President Jimmy Carter yesterday said he is supportive of letting a known member of a terrorist group, Hamid Aboutalebi, into the United States as Iran’s newest ambassador to the United Nations.

  Aboutalebi was a member of the Muslim student group who held 52 Americans hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for more than a year beginning in 1979 during Carter’s presidency.

  When asked in an interview if the United States should block Aboutalebi’s entrance to U.N. headquarters in New York, Carter told radio station WTOP:  “You know, those were college students at that time, and I think that they have matured. …I think it would be inappropriate for the United States to try to block someone that Iran wanted to choose.”

  While Aboutalebi claims that he was not part of the initial hostage takeover, he admits that he was a part of the organization that carried it out. According to Iranian-American activist Banafesh Zand, Aboutalebi served as a translator at a news conference hosted by the militant group just weeks after the takeover. He was 22 years old at the time.”

 

Heritage has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hillary (What Difference Does It Make!) Clinton Ad – 2016 (satire)

 

 

 

Published on Mar 7, 2014

” Who do you want answering the phone in the White House when a crisis arises at 3 AM?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morell Testifies On Benghazi Talking Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

” During a Congressional hearing that lasted more than three hours, former C.I.A. Deputy Director Michael Morell praised his former agency’s intelligence analysts as the best on the globe, yet ones who he admits were sorely mistaken when they reported that spontaneous protesters were to blame for the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2012. 

“ As you now know, subsequent information revealed their judgment to be incorrect [but]…that is where the best available information led them at the time, not because of politics,” Morell testified before the House Intelligence Committee today.

  When Morell’s own C.I.A. station chief in Tripoli, Libya sent evidence that the Benghazi attacks were not the outgrowth of protests over a YouTube video, he says he and his Washington analysts disregarded it and didn’t pass it along to other agencies

  Morell was called to testify after several Republican member of Congress alleged new evidence shows he misled them by withholding what he knew about the genesis of the government’s so-called talking points after the attacks. It turns out that Morell was a key player in editing the talking points and interfacing with the White House.”

 

 

 

   The Washington analysts and bureaucrats disregarded the reports from “boots on the ground” and placed the blame on “spontaneous demonstrations” and we are supposed to believe that it had nothing to do with politics ? Try again Morrell , you corrupt bastard .

Sharyl Attkisson may be gone from CBS but that’s their loss ,  we can still relish her fine reporting now on her own website . The truth will not be denied . Read the rest of her report on yesterday’s hearing here and bookmark her site for the future . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Heads In al-Qaeda’s Cooking Pot

 

 

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” Not many could believe the terrifying pictures of two human heads placed in a cooking pot in Syria– just one of the countless atrocities of al-Qaeda. The two victims are Saudis, killed in the fight betweent the competing al-Qaeda branches in Syria: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) and al-Nusra Front.

  The horrible pictures reveal yet another hideous act practiced by these two groups which only succeeded at one thing: obstructing the Syrian opposition from fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime. They spend their entire time fighting one another. Meanwhile, Assad sleeps comfortably in his bed in the Qasyoun Mountain, pleased at how he transformed those idiots into brigades working for him for free! “

 

 

 

 

     The article above , while actually a plea for Obama and the west to destroy Assad , goes a long way towards creating a true vision of the barbarity exhibited by both sides in the ongoing Syrian “civil war” . The writer takes the Saudi view that Assad must go while paying lip service to the evils of the ISIS and various al-Qaeda offshoots in the hopes of getting the West to do the Saudi regime’s dirty work , conveniently omitting the fact that Saudi petro-dollars fund the lion’s share of terrorism world wide .

 Syria , like Libya before it , is a no-win situation for the West and the sooner we realize that we cannot right all the wrongs of the world and demand that the Arabs , who are not lacking in funds , start cleaning their own houses the better off all concerned will be . 

   Let it be Arab blood and treasure spent to free the Arabs from Arab oppression . Not one more American life … Read the piece anyway to see the kind of animals the president of the US would have us believe are the “good guys” .

 

 

 

 

CIA Officer Confirmed No Protests Before Misleading Benghazi Account Given

 

 

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Abandoned Americans Chris Stevens , Tyrone Woods , Sean Smith & Glen Doherty 

Sacrificed on the alter of Obama’s re-election chances

” Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA’s station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.

  The attack was “not an escalation of protests,” the station chief wrote to then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell in an email dated Sept. 15, 2012 — a full day before the White House sent Susan E. Rice to several Sunday talk shows to disseminate talking points claiming that the Benghazi attack began as a protest over an anti-Islam video.”

 

 

 

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Ex-Deputy Director CIA Michael Morrell

 

 

” That the talking points used by Mrs. Rice, who was then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, were written by a CIA that ignored the assessment by its own station chief inside Libya, has emerged as one of the major bones of contention in the more than two years of political fireworks and congressional investigations into the Benghazi attack.

  What has never been made public is whether Mr. Morell and others at the CIA explicitly shared the station chief’s assessment with the White House or State Department.

  Two former intelligence officials have told The Washington Times that this question likely will be answered at a Wednesday hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence during which Mr. Morell is scheduled to give his public testimony.

  Another former intelligence official told The Times that Mr. Morell did tell the White House and the State Department that the CIA station chief in Libya had concluded that there was no protest but senior Obama administration and CIA officials in Washington ignored the assessment.

  Why they ignored it remains a topic of heated debate within the wider intelligence community.

  A third source told The Times on Monday that Mr. Morell and other CIA officials in Washington were weighing several pieces of “conflicting information” streaming in about the Benghazi attack as the talking points were being crafted.”

 

Read more on the lies and deceit here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FBI, US Military In Hunt For Muslim Recruit Planning Fort Hood-Style Jihad Massacre

 

 

 

 

 

” He was recruited in February and discharged last week, after authorities found out about his jihad plan. Of course, there are no safeguards in the recruitment process to screen out potential jihadis. Hamas-CAIR would never allow that — and they have far too much influence in Washington.

  How many more jihad plots like this have to be uncovered before we return to common-sense policies? If Muslims must be in the U.S. military, they should at least be closely questioned about their views of jihad and allegiance to the U.S. Yes, they may lie, but a seasoned investigator will be able to spot signs of that. At least it would be something, rather than the present Obama-era abject politically correct surrender.

“FBI, US military in hunt for one-time recruit planning ‘Fort Hood-style jihad,’” FoxNews.com, March 31, 2014:

  EXCLUSIVE: The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.

  The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad.” Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.

  Both the FBI and the 902d Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth are involved in the hunt. “

 

Pamela Geller has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Sniper In Afghanistan Kills Six Taliban With One Bullet

Sniper with L115 A3 Rifle

” A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt.
  The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast.
  The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year.”       L115A3.A2X0

” It is understood the L/Cpl was using an L115A3 gun, the Army’s most powerful sniper weapon.”

” Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of 9/12 Royal Lancers, said the unnamed sharpshooter prevented a major attack by the Taliban, as a second suicide vest packed with 20kg (44lbs) of explosives was found nearby.
  The same sniper, with his first shot on the tour of duty, killed a Taliban machine-gunner from 1,465 yards (1,340m).”
Read more at The Telegraph and see below for some background on the L115A3 rifle deployed by the Coldstream Guards .

L115A3 Long Range Rifle

” The L115A3 long range rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle that is chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. The L115A3 was introduced as part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme (SSIP), with the first weapons being fielded by 16 Air Assault Brigade in Helmand in 2008. It largely replaces the L96 and L115A1 sniper rifles previously fielded by UK forces. The L115A3 is manufactured by Accuracy International. Among its features are:

  • chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum (8.59mm) with an effective range of +1,100 meters
  • stainless steel, fluted, 686mm barrel
  • Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II day scope with 25x magnification.
  • Sniper Thermal Imaging Capability (STIC) night scope mounted forward of the day scope allows for target acquisition at night / low-light conditions
  • The weapon can be fitted with a suppressor in order to reduce muzzle flash and noise signature.
  • The stock folds which makes the weapon easier to carry in a backpack.
  • Adjustable cheek-pieces, a stabilizing monopod and an adjustable bipod for improved shooting ergonomics
  • 5-round box magazine “
           For those of you long-range shooters who are drooling over the prospect of adding the “finest .338 sniper rifle in the world” to your collection be prepared to plunk down $35k or more if you can find one . Sure would be a nice addition to anyone’s safe .
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Exclusive: Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers In Kiev

 

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” The first crack of a sniper’s round in Kiev’s Independence Square came shortly after nine o’clock on the morning of February 20 and the last about seven hours later at around four o’clock in the afternoon drawing to a close the bloodiest day in what had been a months-long struggle to oust Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych.

  Many of the 53 people slain died from clean shots to the head or neck—telltale wounds inflicted by expert marksmen; while others were gunned down at closer quarters by less expert assassins armed with AK-47 assault rifles.

  Most of the photographs accompanying this article were taken on February 20, and they appear to reveal the truth about who carried out the shootings in Independence Square on that day—a fateful one for both Ukraine and for Europe, which suddenly witnessed the continent’s worst political violence of the 21st century. The pictures shared exclusively with The Daily Beast show members of a crack anti-terrorist unit known as the Alfa Team in the courtyard of the headquarters of Ukraine’s feared state security service, the SBU, preparing themselves for battle. The agency’s seven-story headquarters occupies an entire city block and is just three streets from the Maidan.”

 

The Daily Beast has much more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Final Seconds Of The Life Of Syrian Terrorists

 

 

 

 

   A Syrian Air Force Mig-29 sends three terrs to the land of the virgins as they video their own destruction . Heart warming stuff .

Obama To Kill Navy’s Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile Programs In Budget Decimation

 

 

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” President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say have helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades.

  The Tomahawk missile program—known as “the world’s most advanced cruise missile”—is set to be cut by $128 million under Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and completely eliminated by fiscal year 2016, according to budget documents released by the Navy.

  In addition to the monetary cuts to the program, the number of actual Tomahawk missiles acquired by the United States would drop significantly—from 196 last year to just 100 in 2015. The number will then drop to zero in 2016.

  The Navy will also be forced to cancel its acquisition of the well-regarded and highly effective Hellfire missiles in 2015, according to Obama’s proposal.

  The proposed elimination of these missile programs came as a shock to lawmakers and military experts, who warned ending cutting these missiles would significantly erode America’s ability to deter enemy forces.”

 

 

The thoughtful reader could easily be excused if they had the impression that we have allowed our enemies to choose our leader and to dictate our policies . Putin himself could scarcely have weakened our defenses and stature around the world any more effectively than our self-elected “savior” has done .

 

 

“ It doesn’t make sense,” said Seth Cropsey, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower. “This really moves the U.S. away from a position of influence and military dominance.”

  Cropsey said that if someone were trying to “reduce the U.S. ability to shape events” in the world, “they couldn’t find a better way than depriving the U.S. fleet of Tomahawks. It’s breathtaking.” “

 

From his economic policies to border security to foreign policy to military cuts and his war on the warriors , Obama’s actions all around have offered no tangible benefits to the citizens that elected him and pay his salary and many , many concessions to our enemies throughout the world . We can hardly imagine a more realistic version of the “fictional” Manchurian Candidate than our “Dear Leader” .

 

 

” The cuts are “like running a white flag up on a very tall flag pole and saying, ‘We are ready to be walked on,’” Cropsey said.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Steve Russell called the cuts to the Tomahawk program devastating for multiple reasons.”

 

Read the rest on the King’s plans for unilateral disarmament at the Washington Times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taliban Gunmen Kill 9 In Luxury Kabul Hotel, Shooting Children In The Head

 

 

 

” The luxury hotel was considered one of the safest spots in the Afghan capital Kabul. Yet, four gunmen walked in, made their way to the restaurant, pulled out hidden pistols and started shooting diners, officials said Friday. They killed nine people, including shooting an AFP journalist, his wife and two children in the head.

  The shooting spree Thursday evening at the Serena Hotel was the latest in a series of high-profile attacks by the Taliban and allied militants as they step up a campaign of violence, vowing to disrupt the April 5 national elections.

  Claiming responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it shows that “our people, if they decide to attack any place, they can do it.”

  The attack was particularly bold because the Serena Hotel was seen as one of the best-protected sites for civilians in the capital. Sheltered behind a non-descript wall, entrants must pass through a security room at the gate where they go through a metal detector and bags are put through an X-ray machine. It is popular among foreigners — both visitors and residents, who would often come for brunch or dinner.

  The attackers hid their small pistols and ammunition in their shoes and socks, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said — but it was not clear how the weapons went undetected.”

 

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A Startlingly Simple Theory About The Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

 

 

 

” There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.

  We know the story of MH370: A loaded Boeing 777 departs at midnight from Kuala Lampur, headed to Beijing. A hot night. A heavy aircraft. About an hour out, across the gulf toward Vietnam, the plane goes dark, meaning the transponder and secondary radar tracking go off. Two days later we hear reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar, meaning the plane is tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the plane on a southwesterly course back across the Malay Peninsula into the Strait of Malacca.

  The left turn is the key here. Zaharie Ahmad Shah1 was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us. They’re always in our head. Always. If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do–you already know what you are going to do. When I saw that left turn with a direct heading, I instinctively knew he was heading for an airport. He was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi, a 13,000-foot airstrip with an approach over water and no obstacles. The captain did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000-foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier toward Langkawi, which also was closer.

  Take a look at this airport on Google Earth. The pilot did all the right things. He was confronted by some major event onboard that made him make an immediate turn to the closest, safest airport.”

 

     Often the simplest explanation is the correct one . Of course , conspiracy theories sell more airtime and newspapers and we are all well aware of the scruples or lack there-of of the Media . Read Capt Goodfellow’s theory and see what you think .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Guard Reservist Arrested In Alleged LA Subway Attack Plot

 

 

 

 

” A National Guard reservist has been arrested at the Canadian border in Washington for allegedly trying to aid al-Qaida in a plot to attack a Southland subway.

  Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., was charged Monday with attempting to provide material to support a foregoing terrorist organization, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said. He made his first appearance in a federal courtroom in Seattle Monday afternoon.

  Teausant was arrested at the Canadian border “with the intent of continuing to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a foreign terrorist organization more widely known as al-Qaida in Iraq,” officials said.”

 

CBS has more on the latest homegrown jihadist

 

 

 

 

 

 

America Could Be Plunged Into A Nationwide Blackout If Just NINE Of Its Thousands Of Power Plants Were Attacked

Three parts: The United States energy grid is made up of three systems that only have minimal interactions which means that only nine stations would have to be attacked to shut down the whole system

 

 

 

” Federal reports have revealed that terrorists would only have to sabotage nine out of the 55,000 electric-transmission substations across the U.S. in order to cause a national blackout that could last for more than a year.

  A coast-to-coast blackout has become a very harrowing- and plausible- prospect that has scared federal regulators into issuing warnings calling for widespread security precautions to be put into place.

  The Wall Street Journal has published the findings from a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that told how the three electric systems could be brought down entirely by attacks on select stations.

‘ Destroy nine interconnection substations and a transformer manufacturer and the entire United States grid would be down for at least 18 months, probably longer,’ wrote FERC’s director of external affairs Leonard Tao in a June memo that was only revealed publicly today.”

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