War on Terror

President Trump Honors 9/11 Victims, Pledges to Continue the Fight

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Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump paid tribute on Monday to the victims and survivors of 9/11, telling Americans on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that his administration is committed to doing “whatever we must to keep our people safe.”

The president and first lady joined thousands of service members and families of 9/11 victims at the Pentagon, where hundreds of military personnel were killed after a hijacked plane crashed into the western side of the complex on Sept. 11, 2001.

“For the families with us on this anniversary, we know that not a single day goes by when you don’t think about the loved ones stolen from your life,” Trump said. “Today, our entire nation grieves with you and with every one of those 2,996 innocent souls who were murdered by terrorists 16 years ago.”

Trump combined his solemn remarks with a promise to protect Americans from future domestic terror attacks by “making plain to these savage killers that there is no dark corner beyond our reach, no sanctuary beyond our grass and nowhere to hide on this Earth.

“America does not bend,” the president told the crowd. “We do not waiver and we will never ever yield. So here at this memorial, with hearts both sad and determined, we honor every hero who keeps us free, and we pledge to fight together, to work together and to overcome together every enemy and obstacle in our path.”

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Breaking: North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

So while we were all busy about our dinner plans yesterday evening it was the wee hours of the morning in North Korea when Kim Jong Un and his crew of the criminally insane were huddled around the red button.

At just before 6am local time, North Korea launched yet another ICBM, this time over Japan in a defiant test of the resolve of the U.S. and its allies.

Japan made no attempt to shoot it down, which may have signaled to Kim that he has a clear pass to continue his taunting of the Japanese island.

What exactly his endgame is in all this isn’t really clear, but then again who can discern the mind of a psychopath?

As Redstate pointed out, the launch was essentially the latest middle finger to the White House.

So President Trump responded indicating that “all options are on the table.”

The only question is when exactly we’ll send special forces to take Kim out.

Where’s SEAL Team 6 when we need them?

Here’s more from Redstate…

Kim Jong Un has ramped up his saber rattling. Reportedly his latest missile test launched a projectile that traveled over Japan.

The Japanese government has warned that a North Korean missile is headed toward the Tohoku region at the northern end of the country, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.

NHK also reported that Japan took no action to shoot down the projectile.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that it appeared that a ballistic missile was fired and that it flew over the country.

South Korea’s Yonhap, citing the military, said that Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile which flew through Japan’s airspace.

A South Korean military official told NBC News that the projectile was fired around 5:57 a.m. local time.

NHK said that the government has urged people in Tohoku to take refuge in solid buildings or underground shelters.

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War with North Korea: President Trump ‘Locked and Loaded’

Yesterday President Trump refused to back down from his previous statement threatening ‘fire and fury’ for North Korea.

Doubling down, he suggested that, if anything, his warning wasn’t strong enough.

Retweeting a post from the US Pacific Command, he declared the U.S. is ‘locked and loaded’.

Kim Jong Un responded that N. Korea could easily ‘reduce the U.S. mainland to ashes at any moment’ in heightened rhetoric that now has the governor of Guam warning citizens not to ‘look at the flash’ from any incoming ICBMs.

Um, wow.

Meanwhile, former Obama officials led by the absolutely trustworthy and inimitable Susan Rice chided the administration arguing that we should be totally cool with N. Korea possessing nuclear weapons; no concerns should be had at all.

Did she discover that from a random Youtube video too?

If you’re thinking all of this is a bit surreal, join the club.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

President Donald Trump continued his aggressive statements to North Korea, warning them not to threaten or act against America or any of its allies.

“Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”

The president’s message triggered another round of groans from the media and establishment national security community, particularly from former President Barack Obama’s staff.

“This isn’t a video game. Hundreds of thousands of lives at stake in war with NK,” complained former Deputy National Security Adviser to Obama, Ben Rhodes on Twitter. “Was this statement signed off on by anyone? Was this statement coordinated with South Korea and Japan, our allies who are at enormous risk in conventional conflict with North Korea?”

Yesterday, Trump signaled that he was purposefully trying to send a strong message to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il [sic].

“It’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries,” Trump told reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey on Thursday.

Later in the day, Trump retweeted a post from  featuring B1 bombers standing ready for military action. 

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Canada Pays Millions to Ex-Gitmo Terrorist Who Killed US Soldier

The Canadians have proven once again that socialism isn’t some far-flung European phenomenon…it’s right in our backyard.

This week we awoke to news that the Canadian government awarded Omar Khadr 8 million Canadian bucks in a settlement in which he was seeking 16 million.

What was his grievance?

He was reportedly tortured in Guantanamo Bay as a terrorist prisoner.

This after being captured for participating in a terrorist incursion that left one U.S. soldier dead and another blind.

Meanwhile, two little kids were left without a dad and this scumbag becomes fabulously rich.

How’s that for Canadian justice?

One hopes beyond hope the Trump administration finds an interesting way to counter-punch this punch in the gut from an American ‘ally’.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave Omar Khadr a big payout, but the terrorist’s real victims may never see any of that money.

Canada agreed to pay the former Guantanamo prisoner a reported $8 million in a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations. The settlement included an apology.

The Canadian-born Khadr was 15 in 2002 when he tossed a grenade in a firefight that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer, a special forces medic.

Tabitha Speer, the soldier’s widow, and Layne Morris, who was blinded in the 2002 firefight, won a $134 million wrongful-death default judgment against Khadr two years ago in Utah.

Lawyers for the widow and Morris requested an order freezing Khadr’s assets, but last week a Canadian judge threw out the request, calling it “extraordinary.”

Conservative Member of the Canadian Parliament and official opposition critic for foreign affairs Peter Kent wrote in The Wall Street Journal Monday that the timing of the payout undermines Tabitha Speer’s legal options.

He added that Trudeau’s actions “are an affront to the memory of Christopher Speer, to Tabitha Speer and her children, to Layne Morris, to our U.S. allies and to all men and women in uniform.”

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Linda Sarsour Calls for ‘Jihad’ on President Trump

Move over Kathy Griffin.

A stupid political stunt suggesting the beheading of a sitting president is one thing; calling for actual jihad against that president is entirely another.

And that’s exactly what pro-Palestine, anti-Israel immigrant Linda Sarsour did in her recent speech to Muslim umbrella group Islamic Society of North America.

The ISNA has been linked with the Muslim Brotherhood and the funding of multiple terror groups around the world.

What’s more, Sarsour was a key organizer for the Women’s March during Trump’s inauguration.

Which begs a question: is she pro-Islam or pro-woman?

Last time we checked, those two interests don’t line up so well.

Sarsour is likely becoming acquainted with the Secret Service this week.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American anti-Israel activist who helped organize the nationwide Women’s March the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, called for “jihad,” or holy war, against the Trump administration last weekend.

Sarsour was speaking in Chicago at the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group that the Investigative Project on Terrorism notes was an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a terror-funding prosecution, and was allegedly “created by members of the Muslim Brotherhood” in the United States in the early 1980s. (However, the group itself traces its origins to the formation of the Muslim Student Association in 1963.)

ISNA has been described as “the largest umbrella group of Muslims in North America.” President Barack Obama met with ISNA’s president in 2015, despite the group’s controversial views and alleged ties to radical movements.

Quoting the Prophet Muhammad, Sarsour said: “A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad.” She then added:

And I hope that we, when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts us from us that as a form of jihad, that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers, not only abroad in the Middle East or on the other side of the world, but here, in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House.

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Sniper Sets New Record: Hits ISIS Fighter From Over Two Miles Away

We’re not the sort of organization that makes a practice of celebrating death.

But in the War on Terror, make no mistake: it’s kill or be killed as radical Islamic terrorists will not stop until all ‘infidels’ are dead or converted.

So it comes as encouraging news when a leader among ISIS fighters is no longer among us to spread his filth and violence.

Thanks to an anonymous Canadian special forces sniper (whose name is being withheld for security reasons), the record for longest kill shot was smashed recently when the sniper interrupted an ISIS attack on pro-US Iraqi forces with the hit from 2.14 miles away.

The shot was verified by video and took an amazing 10 seconds to reach its target.

Wow, impressive, sir, impressive.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

A Canadian soldier has broken the world record for the longest sniper kill in history, taking out an Islamic State militant from over two miles away.

The sniper, who serves as a gun specialist in the elite Joint Task Force 2 operation in Iraq, achieved the feat by shooting an assailant from a high rise building over a distance of 3,450 meters, approximately 2.14 miles. It took around 10 seconds to reach its target and was later verified by both video footage.

“The shot in question actually disrupted an Islamic State attack on Iraqi security forces,” an anonymous military source told the Canadian Globe and Mail. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”

British sniper Craig Harrison previously held the world record, acquired when, in 2009, he killed two Taliban insurgents with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle from a range of 2,475 meters. Before him, the record was also held by a Canadian, Corporal Rob Furlong, who in 2002 successfully neutralized a target from 2,430 meters using a McMillan Tac-50.

“Hard data on this. It isn’t an opinion. It isn’t an approximation. There is a second location with eyes on with all the right equipment to capture exactly what the shot was,” another military source said, who also spoke under anonymity due to the classified nature of Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2) operations.

JTF2 remains an elite special operations force of the Canadian Armed Forces, who primarily focus on counterterrorism, sniper operations, and personnel recovery. Due to the classified nature of their work, the Canadian government rarely comments on their operations.

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Russia: US Jets Now Deemed ‘Targets’ After Syrian Jet Shot Down

Just as we predicted this morning, Russian officials responded to the weekend’s dogfight in the skies over Syria this weekend with a dire warning: American jets henceforth will be regarded by Russian aircraft as ‘targets’ over Syria.

Additionally, official communication between the U.S. and Russia has been suspended over the incident.

This now marks the worst relations between the two powers since the Cold War.

What’s more, it’s likely being seen by Trump administration defense officials as a dare in which the Syrian Air Force — backed by Russia — may test American resolve by continuing anti-rebel sorties in and around Syrian airspace.

Stay tuned for updates…

Here’s more from the Independent…

Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as “targets” amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet.

The country’s defence ministry said the change in position would apply to all aircraft, including those operating as part of the US-backed coalition.

It will also suspend a hotline between Russia and the US set up to prevent mid-air collisions.

The ministry said in a statement: “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets.”

The warning followed after a US F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian army SU-22 jet on Sunday in the countryside southwest of Raqqa.

Washington said the jet had dropped bombs near US-backed forces but Damascus said the plane was downed while flying a mission against Isis militants.

Russia’s Defence Ministry said the suspension of its communication channel with the Americans would begin immediately.

The US did not use its communication channel with Russia ahead of the downing of the Syrian government warplane, the ministry was quoted as saying, accusing the US of a “deliberate failure to make good on its commitments” under the de-confliction deal.

“The shooting down of a Syrian Air Force jet in Syria’s airspace is a cynical violation of Syria’s sovereignty,” the ministry said.

“The US’ repeated combat operations under the guise of ‘combating terrorism’ against the legitimate armed forces of a UN member-country are a flagrant violation of international law and an actual military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic.”

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Navy Jet Shoots Down Syrian Warplane That Attacked US-backed Rebels

The war in Syria escalated over the weekend after U.S. forces struck Syria’s military for a second time since President Trump’s inauguration.

According to reports, a Syrian jet attacked forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition.

That prompted the Pentagon to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Mediterranean Sea-based aircraft carrier George HW Bush which promptly shot the Syrian Su-22 out of the sky.

Officials reported that defense officers contacted Russian leaders via a de-confliction line ahead of the Navy’s counter-attack.

But the action threatens further meltdown of international relations between the U.S. and Russia, which has soured after the U.S. missile attack on Syria and the ongoing accusations of Russia election hacking.

Here’s more from Fox News…

A U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian government warplane after it attacked Washington-backed fighters near ISIS’ de facto capital of Raqqa, the U.S.-led coalition said Sunday.

In a statement, the coalition headquarters in Iraq said that a F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 that had dropped bombs near positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The statement said coalition aircraft had “conducted a show of force” to turn back an attack by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s forces on the SDF in the town of Ja’Din, south of Tabqah.

The coalition said the shootdown took place “in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces.”

The statement said “a number of SDF fighters” were wounded in the regime’s attack, but did not specify further. The coalition also said that Russian officers had been contacted on a special “de-confliction” hotline in an effort to halt the assault.

“The Coalition’s mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria,” its statement said. “The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat.”

The statement went on to call for all parties in Syria’s complex and bloody six-year-long civil war to “focus their efforts on the defeat of ISIS, which is our common enemy and the greatest threat to regional and worldwide peace and security.”

A U.S. defense official told Fox News that the Super Hornet that shot down the Syrian jet was based on board the USS George H.W. Bush, which is currently operating in the Mediterranean Sea. The official did not say which weapon was used to shoot down the Syrian plane.

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Trump Blasts London Mayor Sadiq Khan for Saying ‘No Reason to Be Alarmed’

Arguing a year ago that London has been overrun by radical Islamism might have been considered political insensitive.

But now it’s a statement of the obvious.

With multiple attacks within weeks of each other, British citizens now live daily in fear for their lives.

And yet London Mayor Sadiq Khan — the first Muslim mayor of any major Western city — is telling citizens there’s ‘no reason to be alarmed’.

Now President Trump is slamming Khan for more of the same appeasement that has given a free pass to ISIS attacks all over the globe.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

President Trump tore into London’s left-wing Mayor Sadiq Khan Sunday in the wake of a terror attack in London that left at least seven dead and dozens injured — after Khan told Londoners there is “no reason to be alarmed.”

Terrorists drove a van through crowds near London Bridge Saturday night, before rampaging through a nearby market and stabbing people, before they were eventually being shot by armed police. Their identities have not yet been revealed by authorities.

Khan, who became London’s first Muslim mayor last year and has become known for making bizarre remarks about terrorism, told Londoners that there was nothing to be alarmed about as the city ramps up its police presence in the wake of the attack.

“Londoners should be aware that there will be additional armed and unarmed police officers on our streets from tonight in order to keep Londoners, and all those visiting out city safe,” he said.

“I want to reassure all Londoners, and all our visitors, not to be alarmed. Our city remains one of the safest in the world,” he said.

President Trump, who said earlier Sunday on Twitter that “we must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people,” attacked Khan for telling people not to be alarmed in the wake a major terror attack on the city, the third attack in the UK in just a few months.

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Khan also reportedly said that London is “one of the safest global cities in the world if not the safest global cities in the world” just hours after the attack.

Khan has become well-known in America for his politically correct statements about terrorism. In September, Khan said terrorism is “part and parcel of living in a big city” and in May last year called Trump’s views on Muslims “ignorant.”

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London Bridge Terror: Another UK Attack With Gunfire, Knives, Van

Less than two weeks after the deadly terrorist bombing in Manchester which left more than 20 dead, yet another series of terror attacks have rocked England.

Around 10pm local time, a series of attacks resulted in multiple fatalities.

The attacks included a van which mowed down pedestrians on the bridge, added to gunfire into crowds and at least three reports of random throat slashing incidents.

London police ordered people to get out of the area as they worked to contain the scene late into the evening.

Parliamentary elections will be held on Thursday which will be profoundly affected by voter attitudes as the UK continues to struggle with radical terror infiltration.

Here’s more from the Mirror…

The capital has been rocked by a suspected terror attack tonight with several fatalities after a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and a knife attack nearby.

Up to 20 people are feared to be injured on the bridge as horrified witnesses reported seeing bodies strewn on the pavement after the incident at about 10pm, local time.

Metropolitan Police have also confirmed a second incident at Borough Market involving reports of stabbings as well as a third incident at Vauxhall.

Witnesses at Borough Market claimed three men jumped out of a van and started stabbing people.

The vehicle mounted the pavement at the scene in central London this evening before mowing down pedestrians, according to shocked witnesses.

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Police have confirmed there have been multiple fatalities.

Metropolitan Police said: “From 2208hrs officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on London Bridge.

“Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in BoroughMarket. Armed officers responded and shots have been fired.

“Officers are now responding to an incident in the Vauxhall area.”

The incident comes just two months after a terrorist mowed down pedestrians at Westminster Bridge before stabbing an unarmed cop. Five victims were killed in the attack.

A witness told Reuters she saw people with apparent knife wounds on the bridge.

The news agency said a witness had said she saw three people with what appeared to be throats cut.

Sky News has quoted sources saying the incident at London Bridge is believed to be terrorism related.

Another witness said gunfire was heard.

A voice in a Facebook live video believed to be a police officer as authoritiescleared the area can be heard saying: “Please leave the area. It’s not something to be recorded.

“People have died.”

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