Ultimately an American citizen unless the passport is revoked is entitled to come back. So if someone who has fought with ISIL with an American passport wants to come back, we’ll track them very carefully. – FBI director Jim Comey
Judge, there has been a tremendous uptick in recruitment. In the last month alone intelligence estimates say up to more than 5,000 volunteers have come from Europe alone and several hundred from the United States. And the notion that we can track them when they come back to the United States I think is somewhat questionable since it takes about 24 agents just to track one person for a 24 hour period nonstop.
Number two, I think our policy on the issue of radical Islam is really screwed up here. Here you have a president at the UN praises a radical sheikh who says he’s opposed to ISIS but issues a fatwa calling for killing of American soldiers. You have the President basically sending a welcome message to the Oklahoma mosque which produced that crazy Islamist who beheaded, Mr. Nolen, who beheaded his co-worker and who had on his Facebook page photos praising bin Laden, praising 9/11, and even a picture of somebody being beheaded.
So I think our own policies [ are actually constraining us], including that the fact that the Attorney General has prohibited the FBI from using religious criteria from investigating Islamists. I think right now, Judge, we have a [counter-terrorism] policy that doesn’t exist. ~ Steve Emerson
Two days after a man in Texas was diagnosed with Ebola, a Missouri doctor Thursday morning showed up at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport dressed in protective gear to protest what he called mismanagement of the crisis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Gil Mobley checked in and cleared airport security wearing a mask, goggles, gloves, boots and a hooded white jumpsuit emblazoned on the back with the words, “CDC is lying!”
“If they’re not lying, they are grossly incompetent,” said Mobley, a microbiologist and emergency trauma physician from Springfield, Mo.
Mobley said the CDC is “sugar-coating” the risk of the virus spreading in the United States.
“For them to say last week that the likelihood of importing an Ebola case was extremely small was a real bad call,” he said.
“Once this disease consumes every third world country, as surely it will, because they lack the same basic infrastructure as Sierra Leone and Liberia, at that point, we will be importing clusters of Ebola on a daily basis,” Mobley predicted. “That will overwhelm any advanced country’s ability to contain the clusters in isolation and quarantine. That spells bad news.”
While I was researching this, I came across something even more frightening I;m sure many are not aware of. Did you know DHS has created ‘Fushion’ Centers?
Located in states and major urban areas throughout the country, fusion centers are uniquely situated to empower front-line law enforcement, public safety, fire service, emergency response, public health, critical infrastructure protection, and private sector security personnel to understand local implications of national intelligence, thus enabling local officials to better protect their communities. Fusion centers provide interdisciplinary expertise and situational awareness to inform decision-making at all levels of government. They conduct analysis and facilitate information sharing while assisting law enforcement and homeland security partners in preventing, protecting against, and responding to crime and terror
I don’t know about you but the things in this post make me very uncomfortable. Particularly with the election coming next month. Is this deliberate with Patient Zero? Then our children getting deathly ill and dying from from enterovirus D68.
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi: I Was Beaten, Stripped, Threatened to Be Raped
I would recommend watching this because it was all very emotionally charged. Duncan Hunter had the winning testimony for today, but ALL of the Reps. were magnificent, ~JP
“We should never forget the sacrifices men and women in uniform have made. U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi’s combat-related PTSD is a life-threatening condition he acquired in defense of his country while serving on the battlefields of Afghanistan, and he needs to return to the United States for specific and urgent treatment. I have maintained my respect for Mexico’s laws and sovereignty throughout, but since visiting Sgt. Tahmooressi at his prison in Mexico, I have become more committed than ever to ensuring his immediate release on humanitarian grounds. Sgt. Tahmooressi is an American hero, whose wrong turn at the Mexican border has had the devastating effect of delaying his much-needed PTSD treatment for too long.” – Chairman Royce
“As Congress begins to contemplate once again committing our nation’s servicemen and women to the fight against terrorism, it is incumbent on us to stand by our heroes when they return home. As a direct result of his honorable service in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi now suffers from combat related PTSD. Tragically, instead of receiving the treatment he needs, he is being held in a Mexican prison. As a Member of Congress it is my obligation and duty to protect heroes like Andrew who have suffered the ravages of war in service to our nation. I’m convening this hearing to honor his service and work to ensure his immediate release so that he can receive the treatment he needs.” – Chairman Salmon
Americans don’t want to send any more of our troops into these chaotic countries. What about a mercenary army; elite fighters who would be well paid, well trained to defeat terrorists all over the world. Here’s how it would work the fighters would be recruited by America and trained in the USA by our Special Forces. U.S. Army rules of engagement would be followed, strict discipline formed by the Geneva Convention. America would be in charge of selecting who makes the cut and how they are deployed with an eye on a 25,000-person force.
American and NATO officers would lead the mercenary army and the USA would also provide logistical support basing the first trained soldiers in Kurdistan. The force would be called the anti-terror army and the cost paid by the coalition that President Obama is trying to put together and these countries that won intelligence and protection from the USA and NATO would have to chip in. If they don’t pay they get no help.
The elite force would be English speaking and because pay checks would be issued soldiers currently in Armed Forces around the world would not be eligible only American and NATO officers in command would be exempt from that. Each soldier would sign a contract, a three-year commitment and again they would be highly paid.
Fox News host Shepard Smith is not known as an ideologue. In fact, he’s caused more consternation with Fox viewers than any other host – thanks in large part to his willingness to knock Republicans down a few pegs from time to time. However, Smith is known for being a “news” man. He follows the story and he gets the truth… even when it hurts.
Shep tells it like it is. Every time! Let’s nary a soul try to get away with what Josh tried
Apparently White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn’t know this about Smith. Well, he knows it now.
During his broadcast Smith asked several pointed and difficult questions of Earnest who chose to obfuscate and ignore the hosts questions. Needless to say, this did not make Smith happy. Here’s how he responded:
“When the Bush administration was doing this, these questions were asked from this desk and now that you are doing it, these are fair questions that deserve answers. We have a coalition of the Muslim world? I don’t see it. - Shep Smith
Videos do not work for FOX anymore, don’t play even when you find your way around the fact they do not share any longer, which is annoying and aggravating. But today Ed Henry, whom is like Shep laid the groundwork for BS obama
Schuster’s team stopped at a bridge on the road to Tikrit. On the other side of the bridge, the black flag of ISIS flies in the desert winds.
“The disconcerting part of it is that when both sides at that bridge have trenches up, that says, it’s a new border of a new territory — and for the world that’s a pretty frightening prospect to have ISIS there.”
The weapons the Kurds want from Washington:
Morehouse’s team found several siblings from a Yazidi family whose village was attacked and slaughtered by ISIS. Pelley’s gut-wrenching interviews with the sister and two brothers in that family appeared in the broadcast this week. In the above video, Morehouse explains how she found them and shares footage of her first meetings with the three family members.
I never watch 60 minutes. I had to last night. The most heartbreaking segment for me was the girl whose entire family was taken by ISIS. Her brothers were in a firing squad, about 300 men in her village were rounded up and executed. Two of her brothers speak in this show. And her? All she did was scream and cry for her mother repeatedly. Please watch…~JP
The Islamic State, part one:
The Islamic State, part two with King of Jordan:
“What the hell are we doing back here again? How did this go so wrong and how did it seem to go so wrong, so quickly?”
Scott Pelley is getting reamed by liberals for this report. See comments. JUST because he eposed this admin. JUST because Panetta criticized obama. Leave positive comments for him so CBS knows we appreciate TRUTH in reporting.
Greg Starr, (arrogant and snide) assistant secretary for diplomatic security, testified Wednesday the State Department will not implement the most important recommendation from the panel, which is to create an Undersecretary for Diplomatic Security.
“Starr literally shot himself in the foot when drawing an unauthorized small caliber weapon out of his ankle holster,” said a current State Department official, referring to an incident in 1981.
“Mishandling of firearms is a big no no in the foreign service,” added a former DS official.
“I mean, talk about the arrogance of the State Department,” he added. – Rep. Jordan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday criticized the State Department for failing to secure its U.S. mission in Benghazi before a 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans and its subsequent failure to implement all security recommendations made after the attack.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) questions Todd Keil, former Assistant Homeland Security Secretary for Infrastructure Protection on diplomatic security: