Trump picks H.R. McMaster as new national security advisor

crew-2231211Well now, let’s just see how long it takes for the obstructionist weasels on the left to muck this nomination up.

They know not what they do, they just think they should be doing it.

Let them keep it up and as our country begins to turn around under Trump’s leadership, the progressives and their media will be whistling in the wind, the only sound coming will be from the echo chamber. 

 

McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his choice surprised some observers who wondered how McMaster, who is known for questioning authority, would deal with a White House that has not welcomed criticism. (Source)

He replaces a Trump loyalist, Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant-general, was fired as national security adviser on Feb. 13 after reports emerged that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about speaking to Russia’s ambassador about U.S. sanctions before Trump’s inauguration.

 

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McMaster, 54, is a West Point graduate known as “H.R.,” with a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2014, partly because of his willingness to buck the system.

A combat veteran, he gained renown in the first Gulf War, and was awarded a Silver Star, after he commanded a small troop of the U.S. 2nd Army Cavalry Regiment that destroyed a much larger Iraqi Republican Guard force in 1991 in a place called 73 Easting, for its map coordinates, in what many consider the biggest tank battle since World War Two.

As one fellow officer put it, referring to Trump’s inner circle of aides and speaking on condition of anonymity, the Trump White House “has its own Republican Guard, 519gsa9ibxl-_sx318_bo1204203200_which may be harder for him to deal with than the Iraqis were.”

The Iraqi Republican Guard was ousted dictator Saddam Hussein’s elite military force. As Reuters adds, McMaster’s fame grew after his 1997 book “Dereliction of Duty” criticized the country’s military and political leadership for poor leadership during the Vietnam War. (Source)

 

 

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February 20, 2017

President Trump announced Monday that he had selected Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser.

Gen. McMaster replaces Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about discussions with the Russian ambassador during the transition.

Mr. Trump introduced his new national security adviser to the press at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

 

 

“He is man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience,” Mr. Trump said. “I’ve watched and read a lot over the last days. He is highly respected by everyone in the military and we are very honored to have him.”

A career military man, Gen. McMaster currently serves as the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Gen. McMaster said he was grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the country.

 

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‘Blind Sheikh’ Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison

crew-2231211This is one rag head who will not be missed.

 

He died two days ago while serving a life’s sentence at Federal Medical Center, Butner, Mangum Township, NC.

Rahman was convicted for his role in a conspiracy to launch terror attacks against several New York City landmarks, including the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the FBI’s main office in Manhattan, and the United Nations building.

Investigators also found that he was involved with the jihadists responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Al Qaeda often agitated for Omar Abdel Rahman’s release from US prison. (Source)

Another one bites the dust!

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News broke yesterday that Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian jihadi ideologue, died in a US prison. Within hours of the reports, al Qaeda re-released a copy of Rahman’s last “will,” in which Rahman asked his “brothers” to exact “revenge” for his death.

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Died: February 18, 2017,
It’s a shame he was ever allowed to be in prison in the U.S. in the first place.  May he burn in hell.

Within hours of the reports, al Qaeda re-released a copy of Rahman’s last “will,” in which Rahman asked his “brothers” to exact “revenge” for his death.

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York convicted Rahman (seen above) on terror-related charges in 1995 and he was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

 

c4_d_elwqaepqw2-300x250The ninth issue of al Qaeda’s Al-Nafir newsletter, which was released online after news of Rahman’s death spread, carried a version of Rahman’s “Will to the Islamic Ummah.”

In the text, Rahman complained of the treatment he was allegedly subjected to in an American prison, writing that the US is purposefully “eliminating the scholars who speak the truth.” (This is a common al Qaeda talking point, as the jihadis frequently accuse the Americans of targeting their “scholars.”)

Rahman claimed that the Americans will “eventually kill me,” either through poisoning, or by giving him spoiled medicine, or with an overdose of drugs. Rahman warned that the Americans will lie about the causes of his death, so the jihadis shouldn’t believe them.

Rahman, who was 78, died of natural causes, according to American officials.

His “will” has been a piece of jihadi propaganda since the 1990s.

“My brothers, if they [the Americans] kill me, and they eventually will do so, then perform my funeral and give my corpse to my family,” Rahman wrote, according to a translation of Al-Nafir obtained by FDD’s Long War Journal.

“Do not forget my blood and do not squander it, but exact a severe and fierce revenge on them for me.” Rahman called on others to remember that he was their “brother” and that he “spoke the truth” in the cause of Allah.

 

Al-Nafir’s version is similar to the text that was distributed in 1998.

In The Osama bin Laden I Know, Peter Bergen wrote that copies of Rahman’s “will” were distributed at a press conference hosted by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri on May 26, 1998.

 

After this posting, flush the toilet, one less turd, he will never be though of again.

 

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Think it’s safe to fly? Welcome to Homeland “Insecurity”

crew-2231211These men and women couldn’t find their asses in the dark.

 

This is the kind of nonsense we would not be hoping for from those charged with protecting out the country at our airports.

Today, eleven people get through TSA checkpoint without screening at JFK.

 

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Fire the lot of them, and man the position with returning veteran’s who seem to have difficulties finding jobs when returning home from the wars in the Middle-East.

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The Washington Times 

February 20, 2017


Eleven people got through security without being screened Monday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to an NBC News report.

 

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Transportation Security Administration officials in Terminal 5 left a security lane open and unmanned, allowing 11 people to walk through without being checked, officials told NBC.

A review of the surveillance footage showed that three people set off metal detectors but proceeded through security without question, NBC reported.   49_350x350_front_color-na

TSA officials did not notify the police until two hours after the breach, authorities said.

The TSA and the Port Authority Police Department concluded their security canvas at 9:05 a.m. after failing to locate the 11 passengers inside the terminal.

They are assumed to have boarded flights, officials told NBC.

In fairness, those depicted sleeping may have been on a legitimate break.

That being said, the stories are numerous that when they are awake and tests are being run, simulated guns, knives and bombs have made their way through checkpoints.

Therefore it’s easy to conclude that they are little more effective when sleeping or awake.

 

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This tends to keep many of them on the job.

Recently, when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees the TSA, sent undercover agents into some of the nation’s busiest airports armed with banned weapons and faux explosives, it found that TSA agents let those items through security 95 percent of the time, according to an exclusive report from ABC News.

In fact, TSA agents failed to detect the items in 67 out of the 70 tests conducted.

And this isn’t the first security test TSA agents have failed: In 2013, they let an undercover agent through security at Newark Liberty International Airport with a fake bomb.

At the time, the TSA noted that it often makes these covert tests “as difficult as possible” in order to “push the boundaries of our people, processes, and technology.”

What’s more, TSA agents also mistakenly screen passengers, as a report released in September 2014 by the GAO, which evaluated the TSA’s Secure Flight program that helps identify which passengers are higher and lower security risks (TSA Pre-Check is a part of this program), concludes.
The report states: “TSA information from May 2012 through February 2014 indicates that screening personnel has made errors in implementing Secure Flight determinations at the checkpoint.”

It concluded that “TSA does not have a process for systematically evaluating the root causes of these screening errors” and notes that it took the TSA over six months to compile a list of such errors and that the list itself was incomplete and contained mistakes.1225-rotflmao-wallpaper-350x350

 

In a statement following the report’s release, Steve Sadler of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the TSA said Secure Flight “has demonstrated reliability and super-effectiveness” and “continues to evolve.”(Source)

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The media in the U.S. is incapable of learning anything from their failures

crew-2231211They are a wandering group that for the most part has completely lost their way.

 

They will continue to attack President Trump until there is nobody left standing to watch their tripe and useless asides.

Among them, they can’t get out of their own way.

If they wore lace up shoes, tying them would be a group effort.

Fret not, we will be seeing them in the unemployment lines.

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In the meantime, it appears that ISIS members have become a persecuted Muslim minority.

Their land has been taken from them, and now the are refugees, fleeing the violence. We need to get CNN and ABC to run a sob story on them, showing their suffering to the world.

We need to get a petition going to send to the white house, and demand that the U.S. take in as many as possible.

This will set the right example for the world, and we can use that to convince Germany that they should take in as many as possible also.

It will be very easy to convince President Merkel to do this, we must convince Drumpf, and force to do what we want.

At least we have the 9th circuit court on our side.

 

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That’s right. The same Media that openly mocks President Trump (and via him, his supporters) have contracted the righteous vapors over his characterization of them as The Enemy Of The People.

 

The craven, hypocritical, hyper-partisan Liberal News Bitches are appalled.

 

So Freaking What?

 

There are not a better videos to sum this up.  If you can find one please send it to me.

 

Once again the are participants in the vast echo chamber, they write it and say it and believe it just like the democrats who still can’t believe that Hillary was so soundly rejected by normal Americans.

 

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The People. The Regular People.

The Normal People stand with President Trump over any Media operative or pundit today.

And I could not be prouder to be an American.

 

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Blowing up houses, digging up graves – Iraqis purge Islamic State

crew-2231211It’s payback time for Iraqi’s brutalized by ISIS during the last administration.

 

Has the reader noticed the dearth of victories since President Trump took office compared with the hands off policy of the previous Muslim loving administration?Of course, there is a song for this. (Source)

 

A Sunni Arab fighter walks near a house, which the residents of the village said belonged to a man who joined the Islamic State militants and was destroyed in an explosion, in Rfaila village in the south of Mosul, Iraq, February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

A Sunni Arab fighter walks near a house, which the residents of the village said belonged to a man who joined the Islamic State militants and was destroyed in an explosion, in Rfaila village in the south of Mosul, Iraq, February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

 

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By Isabel Coles | RFAILA, Iraq

February 19, 2017

The mood was festive as seven men each carried a bomb into a house on the edge of a village in northern Iraq.

Dozens of residents of Rfaila, young and old, had flocked to watch the house of their former neighbor Abu Maitham be blown up, filming the spectacle on phones to the sound of patriotic music blaring from a parked car.

 

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Sunni Arab fighters gather at a house, which the residents of the village said belonged to a man who joined the Islamic State militants and was destroyed in an explosion, in Rfaila village in south of Mosul, Iraq,

 

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By, Khalid al Mousil

February 17, 2017They said Abu Maitham joined Islamic State militants who ruled over hundreds of towns and villages like Rfaila for more than two years, subjecting the local population to a life of violence and privation.

Perhaps it’s a different cultural mindset or I may be just being a bit too pragmatic, but why blow up the homes that one of the individuals in the video below claimed it took a lifetime’s wages to build?

Why not clean them up and live in them?

 

Hell, Trump didn’t blow up the White House, he had it cleaned it up and moved on in!  🙂

 

Residents of a village south of Mosul blow up an Islamic State militant’s house, as one Iraqi soldier looks over his own house which was destroyed by the militants.

 

Abu Maitham had already fled when Iraqi forces drove the militants from the area last year as they advanced north towards Mosul, Islamic State’s largest urban stronghold. The city’s eastern half was cleared by January and the start of an assault on the western side was declared on Sunday.

In their wake, local people are purging every last vestige of Islamic State’s presence: demolishing militants’ homes and even digging up their graves.

The campaign points to a wider reckoning within Iraq’s Sunni Muslim community, part of which sided with Islamic State militants who overran around one-third of Iraq in 2014.

 

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Osama bin Laden’s files: AQIM commander recommended training Boko Haram’s members

crew-2231211For openers, what exactly is the AQIM and what is their mission?

See the report from the Council on Foreign Relations. (Source)

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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a Salafi-jihadist militant group and U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO) operating in the Sahara and Sahel.

The group traces its provenance to Algeria’s civil war in the 1990s and has in the past decade become an al-Qaeda affiliate with regional ambitions.

AQIM and its offshoots pose the primary transnational terror threat in North and West Africa but are unlikely to strike in the United States and Europe, according to the RAND Corp. and U.S. officials. (Source)

 

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Members of the Algerian Army

 

The flow of militants from the Sahara and Sahel to Syria and Iraq, where thousands of Moroccan and Tunisian citizens have joined terrorist groups, is raising concerns about battle-hardened fighters returning to these relatively stable countries.

 

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Al Qaeda’s North African wing AQIM said it had killed a French hostage captured in northern Mali two years ago and that its other French captives were at risk because of France’s intervention there, Mauritania’s ANI news agency said on Sunday.

 

 

“All the other hostages are alive,” AQIM said in a communique seemingly addressed to the French people and quoted by ANI, which often receives AQIM statements.

(Alive at the time of the original posting in 2013: Whereabouts unknown)

“But we cannot guarantee their survival forever because of the attacks by your army on the mujahedeen’s bases.”

ANI reported earlier this week that an AQIM member said its fighters beheaded Philippe Verdon, who was seized in northern Mali in November 2011, on March 10. (Source)

 

French nationals Philippe Verdon and Serge Lazarevic, who are being held hostage by Al Qaeda, are seen surrounded by masked men holding guns in an undisclosed location in Mali, in this undated handout picture. REUTERS/Agence Nouakchott Informations/Handout

French nationals Philippe Verdon and Serge Lazarevic, who are being held hostage by Al Qaeda, are seen surrounded by masked men holding guns in an undisclosed location in Mali, in this undated handout picture. REUTERS/Agence Nouakchott I

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On Jan. 19, the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released 49 documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound.

To date, only a few hundred documents from bin Laden’s massive cache have been declassified.

Still, the files that have been posted online reveal new details about al Qaeda’s complex international network.

For instance, one newly released missive discusses Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s (AQIM) support for Boko Haram. (Source)

The letter was written by Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, an AQIM commander who was subsequently killed in Mali in 2013. It was authored in Aug. 2009 and is addressed to AQIM’s emir, Abdelmalek Droukdel (also known as Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud).

Boko Haram’s men sought AQIM’s assistance

“Imam Abubakar Shekau, who assumed power of the Nigeria group after the death of Imam Muhammad Yusuf, sent three brothers to us,” Abou Zeid wrote at the beginning of his letter.

Shekau (seen on the right) is the notorious leader of the organization commonly known as Boko Haram. Yusuf, who was killed in 2009, was Shekau’sshekau-screen-shot-300x154 immediate predecessor as head of the group.

Abou Zeid identified the “three brothers” as “Abu Muhammad Amir al Masir, Khalid al Barnawi, and Abu Rayhanah,” adding that the trio “previously lived with us in the Tariq Ibn Ziyad Battalion and we know them well and have close ties with them.”

The Tariq Ibn Ziyad Battalion has been one of AQIM’s strongest fighting units.

The three “want to have ties between their emir and the emir of AQIM and set up comms via Internet and phone,” Abou Zeid continued.

“They want to have an intermediary who is based in Niger” and “request cooperation between us and them and mentioned having a big problem with weapons and money.”

Abou Zeid explained to Droukdel that the trio wanted “to take brothers out of Nigeria and bring them here for training” and “would like to consult regarding waging jihad in Nigeria.”

The jihadis in Nigeria were desperate for “weapons and money,” Abou Zeid explained, and “some of the brothers are despairing” after their last major fight with government forces.

He indicated that the three men had only a small supply of arms and were “also having problems with explosives,” including “buying the materials.”

Many of their arms had fallen “into enemy hands” or were “broken,” and they had just “1000 detonators” for explosives.

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Netanyahu hails ‘a new age’ with Trump presidency: Turning Iran into the Middle East’s Eunuch

crew-2231211There can be little doubt that the promised continued support of Israel by the United States that was promised to Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu sets the entire 3-dimensional chess game being played out as wars in the Middle East will change the entire dynamic.

 

Muslim countries like Jordan, the UAE, and Egypt and countries in Africa like Nigeria are now seeing the United States as a stabilizing influence to their countries rather than insurgents and oppressors.(Source)

 

 

One thing seems likely, as the coalition continues to build, the influence of Tehran will begin to be muted.

It’s time for worldwide sanctions on Iran blocking all would be commerce and travel to the country.

14If they continue to violate the international agreement with the IAEA bombing their nuclear facilities with bunker-busting bombs would see rational.

The Pentagon has upgraded and tested the largest bunker-buster bomb in the US, powerful enough to disable Iran’s most heavily fortified nuclear facilities in case of failure to reach a nuclear deal, a senior US official told the Wall Street Journal.(Source)

“The Pentagon continues to be focused on being able to provide military options for Iran if needed,” an unnamed senior US official has been quoted as saying.

 

“We have not taken our eyes off the ball.”

According to the Wall Street Journal report, work on the bunker buster (the so-called Massive Ordnance Penetrator, or MOP) started before the latest round of talks with Iran.

The most recent testing took place in mid-January when the improved bunker buster was dropped at a testing site at an undisclosed location by a B-2 bomber that took off from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, officials told the publication.

The Wall Street Journal reported in 2012 that according to Pentagon war planners the 30,000-pound (13,607 kg) bunker buster wasn’t powerful enough to destroy some fortified Iranian nuclear facilities.

So work reportedly began to upgrade the bomb’s design and guidance systems

 

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During the same raids, the U.S. could take out Iran’s Oil fields and the headquarters of the once valued Iranian Republican Guard.

The Iranians will quickly learn the meaning of let them eat sand.

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his meeting with US President Donald Trump “was a historical meeting.It was a meeting of the minds and a meeting of the hearts.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vaunts the success of his talks last week with President Donald Trump, saying his trip to Washington augured “a new day” in Israel’s relations with the US.

 

 

“The alliance between Israel and the US has always been steadfast but, I told them there and also here in Jerusalem: This alliance has become even stronger,” he says at his first cabinet meeting since returning to Israel on Friday.

Citing his personal connection with Trump as well as “the common view about the dangers and opportunities in the Middle East,” Netanyahu says that on his “historic visit” he and the president saw “eye to eye” on a range of issues facing the region, specifically noting the threat posed by Iranian aggression.

“I must point out that at the end of the meeting with the president, he shook my hand and defined relations between Israel and the US as ‘a new day.’ I must tell you that there is a new day here and it is a good day,” he says.

 

 

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