Terror Articles


Beheaded Journalist an Israeli Citizen

5:11 AM, Sep 03, 2014

Steven Sotloff, an American journalist who was savagely beheaded by ISIS, was also an Israeli citizen. Paul Hirschson, an Israeli diplomat, says on Twitter: "Cleared for publication: Steven S[o]tloff was #Israel citizen RIP."

 

Cleared for publication: Steven Satloff was #Israel citizen RIP

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CNN to Islamist Cleric: 'I Respect That You Try to Get Your Message Out However You Can'

10:22 AM, Sep 01, 2014

CNN host Brian Stelter told terror-supporting cleric Anjem Choudary that he "respect[s] that you try to get your message out however you can." He made the comments after Choudary said sharia was coming to America:

Stelter made the comments after Choudary said, "I believe that the sharia is the best way of life. I believe one day it will come to America and the rest of the world."

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Why Al Qaeda Released An American Hostage

2:08 PM, Aug 25, 2014

Earlier today, the news broke that Peter Theo Curtis, an American who had been held hostage in Syria since 2012, has been released by his captors. Coming just days after another American hostage, James Foley, was brutally beheaded by the Islamic State, Curtis’s freedom brings a sense of relief. 

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Death Cult

9:28 AM, Aug 22, 2014

What, you sometimes think, is it with these people?  Why are they so infatuated with death? First, the execution of James Foley by ISIS, carried off like a punk schoolyard stunt. And now, as the Chicago Tribune reports:

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General: 'Destroy the Islamic State Now'

7:42 AM, Aug 22, 2014

General John Allen, who is retired from the military, says that the Islamic State (known as ISIS, ISIL, or IS) must be destroyed now.

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The British Jihadists

10:36 AM, Aug 21, 2014

The killing of James Foley was done, it seems, by someone who spoke with a British accent. This is disturbing, of course, but not surprising.  The first of these ritual executions, that of Daniel Pearl, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, was organized by a man named Omar Sheikh who was born in London and educated at the London School of Economics.  

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Biden: Beheading Won't Alter U.S. Approach to ISIS

4:02 PM, Aug 20, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden told a reporter today that the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the ISIS will not alter the approach to the terror group. An "AP reporter asked if Foley's beheading changed the U.S. approach to ISIS," the White House pool report reads. "Biden said no, but it shines a spotlight on the horrors going on in that part of the world."

On ISIS, Biden also said:

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'The Savage Murder of James Foley'

3:42 PM, Aug 20, 2014

Thomas Joscelyn, talking about the beheading of James Foley, earlier today on the Wall Street Journal Live:

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Appalling

1:45 PM, Aug 20, 2014

The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim Foley, the president continued, "shocks the conscience of the entire world."

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Jimmy Carter: Hamas a 'Legitimate Political Actor'

8:02 AM, Aug 05, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter takes to ForeignPolicy.com to argue that the key to ending the current war in Gaza is "recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor." Writing along with f

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Kerry: Terrorists in Syria, Iraq 'Thinking About How They Can Hurt People... in the United States'

2:18 PM, Jun 17, 2014

Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows recently with her assertion that the five Taliban commanders transferred to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are "not a threat to the United States." John Kerry, in remarks Thursday to the U.S.

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Benghazi Suspect Captured

11:18 AM, Jun 17, 2014

WH Pledges To 'Increase' Assistance To Iraq 'As Required'

9:19 PM, Jun 11, 2014

In a statement released just now, the White House press secretary says that the U.S. government will "increase" assistance to the government of Iraq "as required." The White House also "strongly condemns the recent attacks in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)."

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Hillary: Benghazi 'More of a Reason to Run' for President

5:16 PM, Jun 09, 2014

In an interview that will air tonight, Hillary Clinton will tell Diane Sawyer that the Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead is "more of a reason to run" for president of the United States.

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The LA Times Whitewashes the Taliban Five

4:35 PM, Jun 07, 2014

There is a concerted push to sanitize the records of four of the five Taliban leaders transferred from Guantanamo to Qatar. But before delving into some of the specifics, let us recount the basic facts.

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Harry Reid on Bergdahl Controversy: 'What Difference Does it Make?'

12:54 PM, Jun 05, 2014

Harry Reid on when the White House notified Congress of the Bergdahl-Taliban swap: "What difference does it make?"

A reporter asked, "How come it seems that you were the only one who got a heads-up the day before?"

Senate majority leader Reid answered, "I'm not sure I'm the only one. I mean, this is making a big deal over nothing. The whole deal, is it Friday or Saturday? What difference does it make? What difference does it make?"

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Hillary's Failed Benghazi Spin

8:10 AM, May 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton is right about Benghazi—or at least she's right about one thing. 

According to a story by Maggie Haberman about the Benghazi chapter in Clinton's forthcoming book Hard Choices, the former secretary of state contends that some of her critics have badly mischaracterized the now infamous question she asked at a January 23, 2012, congressional hearing: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

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Special Report Panel on Al Qaeda and the VA Scandal

10:03 AM, May 29, 2014

Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

And here's the Internet-only aftershow:

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The Unknown in the Boston Bombings

3:34 PM, Mar 27, 2014

On Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee released a report summarizing its investigation into the April 15, 2013, terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Among the report’s key findings: Nearly one year after twin backpack bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, U.S. officials are still unsure about the extent of the terrorists’ foreign ties.  

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Four More Former Gitmo Terrorists Returned to Battlefield

7:07 AM, Mar 06, 2014

The semi-annual report on "Re-engagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba" was released on Wednesday

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Pentagon's Counter-IED Force to Shrink by Two-Thirds This Year

7:36 AM, Feb 26, 2014

News broke this week that under a plan released by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the United States Army will be reduced to its smallest force since before World War II.  Though not directly related to that plan, another announcement this week by the Defense Department gives, perhaps, a taste of what those cuts may look like. Plans are underway for massive cuts to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), the organization that has led military's efforts to combat a weapon of choice among insurgents and terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. JIEDDO's current staff of 3,000 will be reduced to 1,000 by the end of this fiscal year, and further plans could see the number fall as low as 400 down the road.

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Intel Officials Stumped by Question About When Benghazi Terrorists Will Be Captured

1:35 PM, Feb 05, 2014

A lawmaker at a Benghazi hearing stumped U.S. intelligence officials yesterday with this question:

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A Small, Incoherent State of the Union Address

1:16 AM, Jan 29, 2014

President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union Address on Tuesday that was important less for what he said than for what it says about him.

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Director of National Intelligence Counterterrorism Map Misspells 'Israel'

Writes 'Isreal.'
9:12 AM, Jan 15, 2014

The office of the Director of National Intelligence released its interactive 2014 Counterterrorism Calendar this week on the website of the National Counterterrorism Center.  The map provided with the calendar contains an embarrassing error, misspelling the name of the U.S.'s closest ally in the Middle East, Israel, as "Isreal."  The error can be seen by hovering over the tiny country with a computer mouse:

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Special Report Panel on Al Qaeda's Involvement in Benghazi

10:07 AM, Dec 31, 2013

Steve Hayes, with Kirsten Powers and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Times Ignores Evidence of Al Qaeda Link to Benghazi

Contradicts previous reporting from the New York TImes.
4:01 PM, Dec 29, 2013

Let’s start by giving David Kirkpatrick credit. Kirkpatrick, the Cairo bureau chief of the New York Times and author of this weekend’s much-discussed piece on Benghazi, provides many new on-the-ground, minute-by-minute details of the attacks and the weeks and months leading up to them. Some of the reporting is incredible. Kirkpatrick describes the vase in the living room of the home belonging to the mother of Abu Khattala, a main suspect in those attacks. He reports on how the fighting in the consulate paused when Abu Khattala entered the compound, a revealing fact. Citing security camera video footage, the author describes how one of the attackers paused amidst the bedlam in the consulate to pour some Hershey’s chocolate syrup down his throat. Kirkpatrick obviously spent considerable time on the ground in Benghazi and interviewed several anti-Western Islamists, including some involved in the attacks. There’s little doubt he took considerable risks as he reported his piece.

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Benghazi Survivors Given NDAs at CIA Memorial Service for Woods, Doherty

1:02 AM, Nov 14, 2013

Two former CIA officials who fought in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, were asked to sign additional nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) more than six months after those attacks. The two officials, who will testify Thursday before a subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, were presented the nondisclosure agreements during a memorial service in May at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, honoring Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, two of the CIA-affiliated personnel who died during those attacks.

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Death of an Anti-American Terrorist

1:51 PM, Nov 04, 2013

The head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in an American drone strike in northern Pakistan late last week. Mehsud can now be added to an impressive list of senior terrorists killed in the U.S. drone war. But how effective are such decapitation strikes?

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60 Minutes on Benghazi

6:01 AM, Oct 28, 2013

CBS's 60 Minutes ran this report last night on the Benghazi terror attack of September 11, 2012:

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CIA Director Pledges to Make Benghazi Survivors Available to Talk

12:00 AM, Sep 11, 2013

One year after the terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the survivors may finally begin to talk.

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