Even Some Democrats Want Gitmo-to-Yemen Transfers Stopped

By Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press Washington (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers who support closing Guantanamo Bay say the U.S. should reconsider whether to repatriate suspected terrorists from Yemen, given the al-Qaida activity in the poor Arab nation.   President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday the transfers will continue if the […]

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U.S., U.K. Close Embassies in Yemen Over al-Qaida Threats

By Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press Washington (AP) – Some Democratic lawmakers who support closing Guantanamo Bay say the U.S. should reconsider whether to repatriate suspected terrorists from Yemen, given the al-Qaida activity in the poor Arab nation.   President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday the transfers will continue if the […]

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Jihadists: Kidnap Americans and Zionists

  International jihadist elements have called for abducting Israelis and Americans in the Middle East in order to hold them hostage until the isolation of Hamas-controlled Gaza is ended. Researchers from the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) said last week that continuing electronic Islamist chatter included a new call for jihad fighters worldwide […]

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Coming Soon: Disney in Hebrew

The Disney Corporation, which began dubbing in Hebrew for its programs on its own channel for children in September, soon will produce original shows in Hebrew and with Israeli actors, the company’s Herzliya headquarters said. Shows such as “The Island,” “The Octets” and “The Titans” have received high ratings since they were first aired, according […]

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A Lack of Presidential Leadership

Posted by Erick Erickson You remember Tom Kean, don’t you? He’s the former chairman of the 9/11 Commission — that same commission whose policies in its massive report Barack Obama guaranteed to implement. Obama has not. In fact, one of the chief priorities of the 9/11 commission was the ability to effectively cross reference people […]

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Honor Crime in America: 2009 Recap

by David J. Rusin  •  Dec 31, 2009 at 4:03 pm Over the past year, Americans have heard much about honor killings on U.S. soil, as even the see-no-evil mainstream press could no longer ignore these crimes. A brief review is in order. The United States witnessed two high-profile slayings in 2009 that have been […]

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Israel and Iran Trade Warnings

Israel and Iran have traded warnings as the Islamic Republic plans another massive military exercise against a possible attack by Israel. Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that the United Nations Security Council will impose tougher sanctions on Iran within a month. His prediction coincided with American media reports that the recent renewed unrest in […]

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Israel Killing “Activists” Not Terrorists

Headlines misrepresent IDF actions against terrorist murderers. On 24 December, Israeli father-of-seven Meir Chai, 45, was murdered in a terror attack in the West Bank. This act of murder received scant coverage in the international media (irrespective of the timing during the holiday season). The Israeli response, however, which saw three terrorists responsible for the fatal attack killed in […]

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The System “Worked Really Very, Very Smoothly” in Detroit?

by Daniel Pipes FrontPageMagazine.com December 28, 2009 The near-success of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, to set off an explosive on Christmas Day should open the American public’s eyes to the sad state of counterterrorism eight years after 9/11. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, is one of the most privileged young men of Nigeria.  The incident involved […]

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