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Reader Selected News, Week Oct 6 – Oct 12

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 5th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Reader Selected News, Week Oct 6 – Oct 12”

  1. Mithrandir

    How Democrats Lose Wars:

    U.S. Soldiers Urged Not to Shoot Taliban at Night so Locals Can Sleep
    From Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-P.....-Can-Sleep

    (Royal Marine SGT)….watched the Taliban plant IEDs at night but was ordered not to engage them.

    Embassy guards don’t have bullets, military can’t fire back against our enemies, TSA searches the elderly while our dear leader sues Arizona for blocking illegals. Maybe we should have the TSA on the southern border AND replace our military?

    • canary

      It’s Obama’s way to show the Islamic protestors that we love them.

      It also explains why Obama isn’t sending our new high tech IED detectors to our U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

      It’s Obama cutting defense by proxy

  2. Mithrandir

    University of Wisconsin students respond to 1st debate:
    Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-G.....-in-Debate

    Two things:

    1. Black people are so racist and biased, you shouldn’t even poll them as a credible source.

    2. College liberals are so ignorant, that they can only be moved and persuaded by DOG-WHISTLE words and phrases, without being able to explain any substance behind it. “CORPORATIONS!” “BAIN CAPITAL!” “HALLIBURTON!” It’s like a trained WWE crowd, they hear certain music, they start cheering or booing for no apparent reason.

  3. canary

    AP: 5 terrorism suspects extradited from UK to US

    By John Christoffersent & Larry Neumeister – Oct 6 2012

    NEW YORK (AP) — An ailing extremist Egyptian-born preacher and four other terrorism suspects arrived in the United States from England early Saturday under tight security to face trial, and two appeared within hours in a Connecticut court.

    The preacher, Abu Hamza al-Masri, was taken to a lockup next to the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan to face charges that he conspired with Seattle men to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon and that he helped abduct 16 hostages, two of them American tourists, in Yemen in 1998.

    Just hours after their arrival in America, Syed Talha Ahsan, 33, and Babar Ahmad, 38, pleaded not guilty in federal court in New Haven, Conn., to charges that they provided terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya with cash, recruits and equipment.

    Al-Masri, a one-time nightclub bouncer, will be housed in Manhattan along with Khaled al-Fawwaz, 50, a citizen of Saudi Arabia, and Adel Abdul Bary, 52, an Egyptian citizen, who will face trial on charges that they participated in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998. The attacks killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. They were indicted in a case that also charged Osama bin Laden.

    Al-Masri is not the first ailing Egyptian-born preacher to be brought to Manhattan for trial. A blind sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 1995 in a plot to assassinate then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and in another to blow up New York landmarks, including the United Nations and two tunnels and a bridge linking New Jersey to Manhattan. Abdel-Rahman has numerous health issues, including heart trouble.

    In England, lawyers for the 54-year-old al-Masri, who has one eye and hooks in place of hands he claims to have lost fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, said he suffers from depression, chronic sleep deprivation, diabetes and other ailments.

    In a statement read on his behalf outside court in London Friday, Ahmad said his case had exposed flaws in U.S.-U.K. extradition arrangements. “I leave with my head held high, having won the moral victory,” he said.

    His father, Ashfaq Ahmad, said he would continue to fight for his son.

    “It’s not just one Babar Ahmad. Tomorrow there will be another Babar Ahmad and another one,” he said.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/5-terror.....10130.html

    AP is calling these monsters one eyed when they are not. Also, didn’t mention the one who claims to have lost a little vision when he too was blown up by one of his own eyes, was just released by Obama, from Gitmo to Canada.

    And now the Islamic are going so far with their “end times” belief that their messiah, savior, who will have one eye, or one eye and one little eye, or one eye and one blind eye,…..are now claiming that Osama bin Laden.

    And now the one hooked hand from his own bomb has two hooks? No doubt mutilated and punished himself while in London prison for plotting bombs and attacks as there is no Sharia law to punish him, and Western laws just don’t allow chopping off body parts.

    The AP also left out that Obama who brought the African who masterminded the attack in Africa that killed over 200 U.S. Marines was released after Obama took him from Gitmo to NYC because he was considered a minor at the time. These terrorist planners are so brilliant at masterminding terrorism that the U.S. has now decided to fight African Islamic extremists, because Africa doesn’t want to fight them their selves. That will be a war that will take the stigma off the Vietnam war. At least the South Vietnam fought against the brutal North, but Africa it will
    be Obama putting our troops in harms way with no excuse.

  4. canary

    AP: Israeli jets fly mock raids over south Lebanon

    By Josef Federman and Zeina Karam Oct 7 2012

    BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes swooped low over Lebanese villages Sunday in a menacing show of force apparently aimed at the Hezbollah guerrilla group after a mysterious raid by an unmanned aircraft that was shot out of Israeli skies over the weekend.

    Israel was still investigating Saturday’s incident, but Hezbollah quickly emerged as the leading suspect because it has an arsenal of sophisticated Iranian weapons and a history of trying to deploy similar aircraft.

    Military officials would not say where the drone originated or who produced it, but they ruled out the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by Hamas, a group not known to possess drones. That left Hezbollah as the most likely culprit and suggested the drone may have flown with the blessing of Iran. Tensions are high between Israel and Iran over Tehran’s suspect nuclear program.

    Hezbollah officials would not comment on speculation that the group had launched the drone.

    The maps said the aircraft took off south of the Lebanese coastal city of Sidon, headed south and then turned east over the Gaza Strip and into Israel. Yediot also claimed the drone was made in Iran.

    Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite group committed to Israel’s destruction, has long served as an Iranian proxy along Israel’s northern border. The two sides fought a brutal, monthlong[sic] war in mid-2006. Hundreds of people were killed, and Hezbollah fired several thousand rockets and missiles into Israel before the conflict ended in a stalemate.

    Hezbollah has attempted to send unmanned aerial vehicles into Israel on several occasions dating back to 2004. Its leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, has claimed that the group’s pilotless aircraft were capable of carrying explosives and striking deep into Israel. The last known attempt by Hezbollah to use a drone took place during the 2006 war, when Israel shot down an Iranian-made pilotless aircraft that entered Israeli airspace.

    Israel, meanwhile, believes Hezbollah, with Iranian backing, is behind a string of attempted attacks on Israeli diplomatic targets in India, Thailand and the former Soviet republic of Georgia, plus a deadly bombing earlier this year that killed five Israeli tourists in a Bulgarian resort.

    “It’s quite a long distance, indicating a high level of sophistication,” said Shlomo Brom, a retired Israeli general who is now an analyst at the Institute for National Security Studies, an Israeli think tank.

    Iran recently claimed it now has drones capable of carrying missiles as far as 2,000 kilometers, or 1,250 miles, putting much of the Middle East, including Israel, within distance. The aircraft appeared to be similar to the American RQ-170 Sentinel, one of which went down in Iranian territory last year. Iran said it was building a copy of the RQ-170 in April.

    Iran frequently makes announcements about its strides in military technology, but it is virtually impossible to independently determine the capabilities of its weapons.

    http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-.....21425.html

    “Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite group committed to Israel’s destruction, has long served as an Iranian proxy along Israel’s northern border.”

    ” And Hezbollah has long served as an Iranian proxy at the Mexican/ U.S. Border. ”

    Oh my!. We saw this one coming…

    “The aircraft appeared to be similar to the American RQ-170 Sentinel, one of which went down in Iranian territory last year. Iran said it was building a copy of the RQ-170 in April.”

    Obama is cutting U.S. defense, yet Obama is aiding the building of defense in every country there is Islamic unrest. That is frightening.

    The globe is on fire, and Obama can only say think of cutting the U.S. defense. He’s going to destroy the U.S Military and weaken our country to death.

    • canary

      Could it be Obama allowed Iran to shoot down the U.S. two most sophisticated drones so they could copy and rebuild.

      Obama is a double-crossing traitor. I’m sick of his grinning and drinking beer as he destroys the U.S.

    • canary

      Obama hiding Pakistan behind insider attacks killing U.S. Troops.
      Obama is flowing Billions of U.S. dollars to aid al-Qaida to make the Afghanistan War fail.

      Let us remember we were winning the Afghanistan War under George Bush. The CIA operatives that were trailing Osama bin Laden were appointed by George W. Bush, and it was Obama who tried to take them out, leading them to go deep underground. The new Navy Seal book confirms the female operative that caught up with CIA operative John Doe after he went under deep cover after Panetta tried to force him to leave Afghanistan when he had started his mission to track Osama bin Laden in 2001. His female consort did not trust anyone in the Obama administration either.

      More evidence Obama knows the film is not behind the increase of inside attacks on our troops, which started to steadily increase after Obama came into office.

      Stars&Stripes: Pakistan freed of anti-terrorism obligations; U.S. billions flow instead

      By Jonathan S. Landay
      McClatchy Washington Bureau
      October 6, 2012

      WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has refused for the first time to declare that Pakistan is making progress toward ending alleged military support for Islamic militant groups or preventing al-Qaida, the Afghan Taliban or other extremists from staging attacks in Afghanistan.

      Even so, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has quietly informed Congress that she’s waived the legal restrictions that would have blocked $2 billion in U.S. economic and military aid to Pakistan. Disbursing the funds, she said in an official notice, is “important to the national security interests of the United States.”

      Clinton’s decision illustrates how far the administration apparently has determined that it must go, after a near-breakdown in relations, to ensure Pakistan’s cooperation in the uphill U.S. effort to prevent Afghanistan collapsing into all-out civil war when American-led international combat forces complete a withdraw by the end of 2014.

      Some experts, however, warned that the move might backfire.

      “The army is going to think that no matter how angry the Americans are at them, they are utterly indispensable and they can violate in any way, shape or form U.S. law and the United States will massage its law to accommodate them,” said assistant professor Christine Fair, an expert at Georgetown University.

      The State Department declined to respond to a request for comment.

      Islamabad vehemently denies charges by top U.S. officials that the army-run ISI is aiding the Afghan Taliban and allied groups, such as the Haqqani network, as part of a strategy aimed at preventing rival India from gaining influence in Afghanistan after international troops withdraw.

      In her Sept. 13 notices, Clinton informed Congress that she was waiving provisions of the 2009 Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act and the State Department’s 2012 budget requiring that she certify that Islamabad has met certain conditions before some $2 billion in economic, military and counter-terrorism assistance can be disbursed.

      Pakistan was required to have made progress in “ceasing support, including by any elements within the Pakistani military or its intelligence agency, to extremist groups,” especially those that have attacked U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan.

      Islamabad also was required to have made progress toward stopping al-Qaida, the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani network and allied Pakistani extremists “from operating in the territory of Pakistan” and staging attacks in neighboring countries. It also must move toward shutting down “terrorist” bases in the tribal areas and other parts of its country.

      Clinton didn’t disclose which specific prerequisites Pakistan failed to meet. Those details were classified.

      Until now, Clinton had certified Pakistani compliance even though U.S. commanders in Afghanistan and other U.S. officials had for years charged the Pakistani army and the ISI with supporting the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

      Four days before she notified Congress she was waiving the conditions, Clinton decided — under pressure from Congress — to add the Haqqani network to the U.S. list of terrorist organizations.

      http://www.stripes.com/news/mi.....bled=false
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      Shanghai Daily: Haqqani group linked to ‘insider’ attacks

      2012-10-07

      THE Haqqani insurgent network, based in Pakistan and with ties to al-Qaida, is suspected of being a driving force behind a significant number of “insider” attacks by Afghan forces that have killed or wounded more than 130 US and allied troops this year, American officials said.

      Haqqani involvement in the plotting would add a new dimension to that group’s insurgent activity, which has been marked largely by spectacular attacks against targets inside Kabul. It also could complicate US-Pakistan relations, since the Haqqanis are based mainly in Pakistan.

      http://english.eastday.com/e/1.....03763.html

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      There won’t be a civil war after U.S. leaves Afghanistan & Pakistan. Karzai’s days are numbered. Pakistans old leader will replace or join the new one.

      Let’s hope Obama is not re-elected so we have to listen to him tell these countries what they must do with U.S. Troops being sitting ducks. The Obama who has had not the decency to even visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

      The Obama who has it rigged that the troops in Afghanistan and overseas most likely won’t be able to vote again.

  5. canary

    Obama jokes about “bumps in the road” comment with galas of events with the Stars in LA; private party’s, concert, following motorcade drive down the Avenue of Stars & Sunset Blvd.

    YahooNews: Obama, on fundraising swing, jokes about poor debate

    By Olivier Knox – Oct 8 2012

    LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama opened a two-day fundraising swing through California on Sunday with a “30 Days to Victory Concert” starring George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Hudson.

    Looking back at 2008, Obama said, “everybody always remembers the victory, but they don’t always remember the bumps in the road.” “Things always look good in retrospect. But in the middle of it we made all kinds of mistakes. We goofed up. I goofed up. But the American people carried us forward,” he said.

    The president was also to deliver remarks at a fundraising dinner with 150 guests at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 restaurant. The price of admission there was steeper: A cool $25,000 per person.

    Before the concert, Obama’s motorcade ran a gauntlet of gawkers and smartphone-camera wielders on the Avenue of the Stars, Wilshire Boulevard, and Sunset Boulevard, on the way to Hollywood power-player Jeffrey Katzenberg’s home on Loma Vista Drive. Twelve high-dollar donors — they’ve maxed out in the 2012 campaign — were on hand to get a remarkable chance to talk to Obama and former president Bill Clinton behind closed doors.

    (entire article, photos, video)
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ti.....ction.html

    For Obama to joke about his infamous “bump in the road” in regards to the terrorist attack fore lack of security that murdered a U.S. Ambassador, Diplomats, and U.S. Marines & Navy Seal, makes one think Obama is very partisan.

    This is very telling of Obama’s and liberal’s mindsets.

    Obama disbelieves American’s morals and values as a whole, and that only Conservatives
    find his “bump in the road” remark a disgrace.

    Obama stood there in front of 6000 stars who he truly perceived to believe all laughed when when Obama made the callous remark.

    As far as Obama over the top fundraiser at star philanthropist Jeffrey Katzenberg home, let’s not forget this star’s humanitarian service and handouts, is namely to politicians and organizations that benefit those in trying to get in show business; for example Obama.




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