Terrorism

ISIS leader ‘I’ll see you guys in New York’

June 14, 2014
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As he was being released from an American detention camp in Iraq in 2009, the man who will go on to head the powerful ISIS group issued a menacing warning to his former captors.

‘I’ll see you guys in New York,’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly told U.S. Army reservists from Long...

ISIS militants still on offense in Iraq

June 13, 2014
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Emboldened militants, backed by Sunni tribal leaders, pushed toward Baghdad on Friday as increasingly nervous U.S. officials mulled their limited options to help slow the militants’ advance.

In recent days, Iran has sent about 500 Revolutionary Guard troops to fight alongside Iraqi government security forces in Diyala province, a senior security...

Benghazi: DOD memo listed suspects with Al Qaeda ties 2 Days After Attack

June 12, 2014
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Is there anything left of the WH and State Department spin on Beghazi at this point?

A targeting memo sent to the State Department by the Defense Department’s Africa Command two days after the Benghazi attack listed 11 suspects with ties to Al Qaeda and other groups, counter-terrorism and congressional sources...

ISIS butchers leave ‘roads lined with decapitated police and soldiers

June 12, 2014
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Earlier reports indicated it was the horrific nature of the ISIS attacks that caused much of the Iraqi army to flee. These are likely the details behind those reports.

More at link below.

The full horror of the jihadists’ savage victories in Iraq emerged yesterday as witnesses told of streets lined with decapitated...

Iraq prepares to defend Baghdad, with help from Iran

June 12, 2014
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And Iran will get a foothold where we least want them to. Thanks for nothing, Barry.

Iranian forces joined Iraq’s battle against insurgents taking over a growing swath of the country as the Baghdad government girded to protect the capital and the U.S. weighed direct military assistance, including possible airstrikes.

Iraq edged...

Photo of 19-year-old Iranian who boarded Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370 using stolen passport

March 11, 2014
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Twitter / cnbcSri: #Malaysia Immigration DG holds …. click to enlarge:

 

Official Google Blog: Shedding some light on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests

February 3, 2014
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We believe the public deserves to know the full extent to which governments request user information from Google. That’s why for the past four years we’ve shared and continuously expanded and updated information about government requests for user information in our Transparency Report.

via Official Blog: Shedding some light on Foreign Intelligence...

Tehran Times: Al-Qaeda terrorists kill rival leaders as infighting escalates in Syria

February 2, 2014
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Fighters linked to al-Qaeda have killed two rebel leaders in bombings in Syria, in an apparent shift of tactics to target the command structures of their rivals, media outlets reported on Sunday.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Adnan Bakour, the leader of Liwa al-Tawhid, was among 26 people...

5 hotels near Super Bowl stadium receive envelopes containing ‘suspicious white powder’

January 31, 2014
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Developing as they say.

At least five hotels near the Super Bowl stadium and the office of former mayor Rudy Giuliani have received envelopes containing a suspicious white powder.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue to investigate the potential targets; initial reports said that three New Jersey hotels found...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Face Death Penalty For Boston Marathon Bombing

January 30, 2014
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Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.

via Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – Marathon Bombing.

Two Boston Marathon bombing survivors invited to State of the Union

January 27, 2014
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Two of the men forever linked by last year’s Boston Marathon bombings will be guests of Michelle Obama for the State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

Jeff Bauman — the 27-year-old who lost both legs in the attack — and Carlos Arredondo — the 53-year-old wearing a cowboy hat who...

Chuck Hagel: U.S. ready to ‘extract’ citizens from Sochi Olympics

January 25, 2014
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So re-assuring….

The United States will be ready to rescue Americans from the upcoming Sochi Olympics, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said amid heightened security fears in the run-up to the Games.

via U.S. ready to ‘extract’ citizens from Sochi Olympics: Hagel – World News.

State Dept. Warning to U.S. athletes: No Olympic uniform outside Sochi venues

January 25, 2014
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Hey, let’s hold the Olympics in the middle of a hot bed of terrorism!

Washington (CNN) — American athletes are being warned not to wear their Olympic uniforms outside of the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, where they will be under the watchful eye of U.S. security officials who will attend...

Israel cracks Palestinian al Qaeda cell in Jerusalem

January 22, 2014
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Reuters – Israel said on Wednesday it had arrested two Palestinians from East Jerusalem who were planning to carry out attacks for al Qaeda, including on the U.S. Embassy, with the help of foreign suicide bombers posing as Russian tourists.

The men were recruited by another al Qaeda agent in the Gaza...

2 American university employees among Kabul dead

January 18, 2014
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Michael Smith, president of the private nonprofit institution, said Saturday that families of the victims were being informed and arrangements being made to send their remains home.

He did not identify the employees out of respect for the families, but said one had just recently joined the faculty of political...

What Difference Does it Make? Senate Probers: Stevens Didn’t Have to Die in Benghazi

January 16, 2014
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A rare bipartisan report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released Wednesday attempted to put to rest conspiracy theories and politically-driven allegations about the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks that killed four American officials.

via Senate Probers Release Report on Benghazi – ABC News.

Senate report: Benghazi attackers tied to Al Qaeda

January 15, 2014
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A comprehensive report by the Senate Intelligence Committee definitively declared that individuals tied to Al Qaeda groups were involved in the Benghazi attack, challenging recent claims that the terror network was not a factor.

The report was released Monday, nearly one year after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, under congressional questioning...

Afghanistan: Proof of life video of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl surfaces

January 15, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The military has obtained a video of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that refers to events last month, a sign that the long-held Bergdahl may still be alive.

via Proof of life video of captured soldier surfaces.

State Department finally names terrorist groups behind Benghazi strike

January 10, 2014
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The State Department on Friday for the first time blamed specific groups and militants for the 2012 Benghazi attack, designating them as terrorists — a move that further undermines initial claims the attack was spontaneous.

via State Department names groups behind Benghazi strike | Fox News.

Ugh: Two NJ men admit operating bogus 9/11 charity

January 6, 2014
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Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says Stafford Township resident Thomas Scalgione and Tinton Falls resident Mark Niemczyk Niemczyk entered their pleas Monday.

The men took a custom-painted pickup truck to public events, where they sold T-shirts featuring the logos of the New York City police and fire departments. But authorities say...

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