Islamic State explosives expert, security official designated as terrorists

Identifying his murderer is a nice start.

Good to know that our counter terrorism activities are working.

Perhaps we will wake up one day before it’s too late to see the leftists politicians in Washington have noticed we have a problem.

Our politicians are too busy worrying about who is or isn’t tearing down statues of dead war heroes than to be concerned with reality.

That, of course, is giving them far more credit than they deserve.

The Long War Journal

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August 17, 2017

 

Ahmad Alkhald’s identification papers. Image from Le Monde.

The State Department announced today that two Islamic State leaders have been added to the US government’s list of designated terrorists.

One of them is an explosives specialist tied to plots in Europe, while the other has provided security for Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

 

Foggy Bottom says that Ahmad Alkhald is an Islamic State “bomb-maker” and is “responsible for the deaths of numerous civilians in Europe,” including Americans.

Alkhalds’ role in the Nov. 2015 assault on Paris and the Mar. 2016 bombings in Brussels has been widely reported in the press.

But State confirms that Alkhald played a key part in the plots, saying he was the “explosives chief” for the “terrorist cell” that carried out both operations.

Alkhald, who is from Aleppo, Syria, “traveled to Europe” in 2015 to help “plan the Paris attacks and manufacture the explosive belts used in that plot.”

The French press, including Le Monde and Le Parisien, previously reported that Alkhald snuck into Europe via the island of Leros, in Sept. 2015.

The Greek island has been a popular gateway for migrants fleeing the ravages of the war in Syria.

Other participants in the Paris and Brussels plots similarly entered Europe via Leros.

According to French media, Alkhald accompanied two other Islamic State operatives allegedly tied to the European plots, Sofiane Ayari and Osama Krayem, through Leros into the heart of Europe.

The trio was reportedly brought to Germany by a fourth member of the terror network, Salah Abdeslam. Ayari, Krayem, and Abdeslam have all been arrested by European authorities.

Salah Abdeslam’s brother, Brahim, blew himself up as part of the Paris attacks.

And forensics experts reportedly found Alkhald’s DNA on Brahim’s suicide belt, as well as another belt that was discarded by Salah, who is alive and imprisoned.

Before the brothers and their accomplices carried out their mission, Alkhald absconded for the lands of the self-declared caliphate.

But he remained operational.

“Following his return to Syria shortly before the attacks in Paris,” the State Department noted, “Alkhald continued to guide ISIS operatives in Europe on making the bombs used in the March 2016, Brussels attacks.”

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Special Council Robert Mueller has just received bad news

By Jim Campbell

August 18, 2017

Well, it’s settled, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller has his grand jury impaneled.

There is absolutely no certainty on why it is being held.

To date, the charges are tepid at best.

Mueller and his minions will throw up anything and everything against the wall with the hope that something sticks.

He need not be concerned, the verdict is certain.

 

Grand jury proceedings are completely secret.

This fits well with the Democrats way of conducting business.

But wait, he just had his bell rung.

 

 

An alternate jury pool has also been selected to keep things fair and balanced.

Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, and all members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been selected as well.

Incidentally, each member of the grand jury has agreed to sit on any upcoming criminal jury.

This, of course, would be illegal, but hey, they are all progressive Democrats and the rules just don’t apply to them.

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Democrat introduces articles of impeachment against Trump for Charlottesville comments

One of his colleagues should take the time to explain to the congressman from Tennessee that before a sitting president can be impeached he must have committed high crimes and misdemeanors of such a grievous nature that orders of impeachment can be drawn.

 

Trump’s comment or immediate lack there of, was the exercise of Free Speech, guaranteed under the First Amendment.

Since the congressman likely does little for his constituents from the look of his of  his home page, (Source) he’s probably hoping to cut some profile and that those who vote for him will think he actually works for a living.  🙂

 

He’s a progressive follower all the way. (Source)

He has yet to introduce a single piece of legislation as the sponsor.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

 

August 17, 2017

President Donald Trump listens to reporters questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) more >

Mr. Cohen, a Democrat, said Mr. Trump failed the “presidential test of moral leadership” in the wake of the bloody clashes between white nationalist groups and rival protesters in Charlottesville.

“I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country.

In the Resolution of No Confidence (H.Res. 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues; however, after the President’s comments on Saturday, August 12 and again on Tuesday, August 15 in response to the horrific events in Charlottesville.

I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office,” Mr. Cohen said in a release.

And guess what?

He’s entitled to his opinion, exactly the same as President Trump.

Perhaps the congressman might want to take this video back to his party of obstructionists, not that it will do anything.

“Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides,’” he said. “There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen.”

Mr. Trump initially said there were “many sides” to blame for the clashes.

One man allegedly ramming a car into a crowd of counter protesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 others.

 

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It’s not about tearing down monuments: It’s about erasing our history and with it delegitimizing those who created it

Before we begin with Daniels great piece, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I must inform you:

Admitted member of the far-left communist Workers World Party, 22-year-old Takiya Fatima Thompson  was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

 

She was charged  with vandalism for toppling a Confederate statue in Durham on Monday. (Source)

There is an underlying malignancy here that is simmering and will become all-pervasive.

Their goal has little to do with the monuments, the goal is to erase a legitimate past.

Start with the civil war monuments, then delegitimize statues of our founding fathers, Washington and Jefferson to name two, then the left can claim that the underpinnings, as in the U.S.Constitution are no longer valid as well.

This is absolute bullshit and must be stopped.

 

Front Page Magazine

August 17, 2017

Daniel Greenfield

The left has no natural stopping point.

It keeps on going and going.

Whatever its current stated goal is, it’s not a stopping point, only the next step.

And yes, it doesn’t stop with Lee. It won’t even stop with Washington for that matter.

But yes, George is next on the statue hit list.

A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.

Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, said he wants the statue gone, and he wants George Washington’s name removed from the park.

And he’s got a great idea for the next step.

He said he’s not necessarily asking the city rename the parks altogether.

He suggested Washington Park could be named after former Mayor Harold Washington, and Jackson Park could be named after civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson or singer Michael Jackson.

That’s a tough one.

Should Chicago name a park after a pedophile or a racist?

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Life ain’t fair but we can make it seem that way

By Jim Campbell

August 17, 2017

New viewers to our site may think the editor is a racist.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

This article features a video, shown here before, created by Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of Nancy Pelosi.

Alexandra and her mom have differing views on capitalism.

 

Nancy is the one with the Botox overdose on the right.

The daughter works for a living, while the mom can’t even spell job and has never worked a legitimate day in her life.

I’ve never been on welfare a day in my life and with rare exceptions, I see no need for others like those in the video below to be ripping off the taxpayers.

We can even help you with reparations even though you can’t find Africa or any southern state on the map of the United States. 

Yep, you deserve to have your standard of living raised, and I’m talking immediately.

 

FORMER OWNER OF MR. J.’S INTERIOR DECORE

If you still don’t like that, then find another site to visit, this one will never be among your favorites.

 

 

It may be too late to get yourself some of those “Obama Bucks,”

But you can still try.

Obama phones are still available, must be 18 years or older to qualify, pay taxes and shipping and provide your own Sim card.

 

YES, under the new Trump administration, you need not start with a job but you can begin with a real career, sadly it won’t be with the federal government.

 

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S.T.F.U. Already!

These confused beings are in it for raising hell about their political agenda, and little else.

This is just another waste of money for a lawsuit to draw attention to their cause.

President Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis were merely complying with the request and admonitions from their flag officers.

The military is not a place for leftist social experimentation. (Source)

 

If the cause they hold is so dear, where were they during Vietnam and the beginning of our involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa?

 

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Transgender troops will seek injunction on Trump ban

By Travis J. Tritten 

 

Five transgender troops will soon ask a federal court for an injunction to temporarily halt President Trump from moving forward with any ban on their service, according to an attorney working on the case.

The request for a preliminary injunction could come within weeks and will be the next step in their lawsuit against Trump, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other administration officials for the president’s tweeted declaration in July that transgender military service will not be allowed in any capacity, said Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, which is sponsoring the suit.

The lawsuit was filed Aug. 9 in a D.C. district court. (But of course, it was)

An injunction could block Trump from imposing new restrictions on transgender service while the case is being considered by the court and lead the ban on a similar path as the president’s earlier foreign travel ban, which was hung up by a series of federal court injunctions before reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.

Minter said there is no definite timeline for the injunction filing and his group, NCLR, is working quickly on what it sees as a crucial motion. Lawyers with the group GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders are also working on the case.The five transgender troops at the center of the lawsuit — all identified as “Jane Doe” in the filing — are members of the Coast Guard, National Guard, Army and Air Force.

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Sergeant First Class Robert Howard: Was Refused Two Medals of Honor

This is a fascinating story for those who appreciate the involvement of United States military in wars throughout its history.

Of course, us troops ran missions in Laos and Cambodia, they were no secret to anyone who lived through them.

 

Since two of his missions officially did not exist, it’s rather odd that he was awarded the Silver Star instead of the Congressional Medal of Honor on one of them.

H/T War History OnLine.

Give Me Liberty

R.I.P. Sergeant First Class Robert Howard. July 11,1939-December 23, 2009.

US Marines in Vietnam during Operation Allen Brook in 1968

In Operation Allen Brook, the Marines believed they had broken the back of a planned enemy attack on Da Nang.

Colonel Hall of the 7th Marines later wrote that his 3rd Battalion’s re-entry into the Go Noi under cover of darkness in the early morning hours of 16 May foiled the designs of the enemy which had begun to stage its forces.  (Source)

Sgt. First Class Robert Howard,  earned three nominations for a Medal of Honor but received only one.

Not because he did not deserve all three, but because some of his actions occurred where officially the US Army was not supposed to be.

Robert Lewis “Bob” Howard was born on July 11, 1939, in Opelika, Alabama with a family reputation to maintain.

His father and four uncles all served in WWII.

Sadly, two died during the war, while his father and two others died of their wounds after it ended.

With little money, the family was forced to move back in with his mother’s parents.

To help put food on the table, Howard and his sister picked cotton at a very young age. In July 1956 when he was 17, he dropped out of school and joined the US Army.

In Vietnam, Sergeant First Class Howard served with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam–Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG).

It was a highly classified organization carrying out secret operations throughout Vietnam and the surrounding territories.

On November 16, 1967, the SOG attacked a North Vietnamese Army (NVA) cache.

Howard had killed four soldiers when a machine gun nest opened fire on his team pinning them down.

He shot a sniper and then charged the nest, killing its occupants.

Another machine gun then began shooting at them.

Robert L. Howard on March 2, 1971.

He grabbed a grenade, crawled up to the nest, and destroyed it at point-blank range.

More firing forced him to retreat enabling another NVA force to retake the machine gun.

Grabbing a light anti-tank weapon, he stood as bullets whizzed past, and fired, taking out the second machine gun for good before his team was extracted by helicopter.

He had earned his first MoH recommendation.

As the encounter had occurred in Laos and the US was a co-signatory of the 1962 “International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos,” the operation never happened. Instead, the recommendation was downgraded to a Silver Star.

On November 15, 1968, he accompanied a Forward Operation Base (FOB) 2 Hatchet Platoon; again into Laos.

Four days later, they were ambushed by NVA troops with a Soviet Pt-76 tank. Using his trusty anti-tank rocket, and braving intense fire he crept toward the tank and destroyed it.

See the entire article on his heroism and bravery below.

 

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