War on Terror

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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President Trump Plans Military Action on Syria After Nerve Gas Attack

President Trump is facing an early test of his foreign affairs strength after the heinous nerve gas attack by the Assad regime in Syria against its own civilians. Yesterday he made clear the U.S. will respond with military action against Syria for the attack. It’s a bold declaration given that Russia is already publicly defending the Assad government over the attack. With an already strained relationship with Putin’s government, this may mark a turning point for U.S-Russian relations similar to Obama’s notorious ‘redline’ stance. The question is whether Trump will hold firm unlike Obama.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

President Donald Trump on Wednesday made it clear that he is planning some sort of action against Syria. Although he did not specify what kind of action, saying that he did not want to telegraph his plans, he did imply that military action is planned.

The change of mind was triggered by a horrific chemical nerve gas attack on Syrian civilians on Monday, indiscriminately killing dozens of people. The pictures of children being killed apparently particularly affected Trump. The nerve gas was delivered in bombs on warplanes, which could only have been warplanes from the regime of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad. After the nerve gas attack, another missile attack struck the hospital where nerve gas attacks had been taken, effectively putting the hospital out of service. There was clearly an intent to kill as many people as possible, including women and children.

Syrian state media denied that that Syria was responsible:

The government of the Syrian Arab republic categorically denies the allegations and false accusations about the use of poisonous, chemical weapons by the Syrian Arab army in Khan Sheikhoun region against Syrian civilians who are besieged by the armed terrorist groups as human shields there, Syria also affirms that the Syrian army doesn’t possess any kind of chemical weapons and it has not used them and it won’t use them in the future.

The above statement contains known lies. Syria has provably used Sarin gas and chlorine gas in bombs in the past. No part of the above statement is credible, in view of the evidence. ARA News (Syria) and SANA (Damascus)

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Trump: If China Doesn’t Take Care of N Korea, ‘We Will’

In an interview with Financial Times over the weekend President Trump issued his most aggressive language to-date concerning North Korea.

The communist nation has been stepping up its saber rattling in recent weeks vowing to send missiles against the U.S. and our allies.

During the interview Trump promised, should China not take decisive action to stop N. Korea, “we will.”

He will address the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week.

Trump’s first military action could come sooner than we think.

Here’s more from Newsmax…

President Donald Trump said Sunday he was open to the possibility of unilateral action against North Korea, should China fail to join the U.S. in pressuring North Korean leader Kim John Un over the nuclear threat his regime poses.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Trump said he would discuss the issue at his Florida resort later this week in his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “If they do, that will be very good for China, and if they don’t, it won’t be good for anyone.

“Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will,” Trump added. “That is all I am telling you.”

Trump continued that it was “totally” possible for the U.S. to act unilaterally, but when pressed what that could mean, he responded, “I don’t have to say any more. Totally.”

The White House viewed North Korea as “the most imminent threat” to the U.S. following warnings from former President Barack Obama over gains North Korea had made in long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, according to The Financial Times.

Trump has not held back in criticizing China over their economic and trade policies, but indicated ahead of the U.S.-China meeting that he thought he could find common ground with the Chinese president.

“I have great respect for him. I have great respect for China. I would not be at all surprised if we did something that would be very dramatic and good for both countries, and I hope so,” Trump said.

After taking office, Trump asked the National Security Council to put together a list of options which he could take to his meeting with the Chinese president, according to two sources. Those include sanctions to more covert activities.

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WhistleBlower: NSA Spying on All Branches of Government

On Friday evening while all the political cable news hubbub concerned the failure of Paul Ryan AHCA bill earlier that day, Tucker Carlson had a guest on his show that should’ve brought all other news to a halt.

A thirty-year NSA veteran turned whistleblower revealed to Tucker what voters have suspected for quite a while: the NSA has been spying on all branches of government for a long time.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Obama might have directed that activity in specific directions that would sweep up intel on the Trump campaign.

Here’s more from Gateway Pundit…

30 year veteran of the NSA and whistleblower, Bill Binney appeared on Tucker Carlson last night. He dropped a bombshell when he told Tucker that the NSA spies on every branch of government on a daily basis.

This bombshell revelation really exposes the level of corruption we are dealing with inside of the NSA.

Binney: “Inside NSA there are a set of people who are — and we got this from another NSA whistleblower who witnessed some of this — they’re inside there, they are targeting and looking at all the members of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, both House and Senate, as well as the White House.”

“And all this data is inside the NSA in a small group where they’re looking at it. The idea is to see what people in power over you are going to — what they think, what they think you should be doing or planning to do to you, your budget, or whatever so you can try to counteract before it actually happens,”

The Feds did their best to ruin Binney’s life after he stood up against the NSA and exposed the illegal spying.

We need more Patriots like him who are prepared to stand up and expose any illegal activity that they see within the government.

Here’s the video:

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WikiLeaks Claims CIA Bugs ‘Factory Fresh’ iPhones

WikiLeaks teased the release of a fresh batch of intel documents it’s calling ‘Dark Matter’.

In the press release about the leak they’re claiming that the CIA has been bugging brand new iPhones and Macs directly from the factory since as early as 2008.

The revelation is already pouring gasoline on the scandal concerning Obama’s alleged wiretapping of Republicans, which was corroborated in part yesterday by a senior Republican intelligence official.

Now this is starting to look like Watergate Part 2.

Here’s more from Heavy.com

A new WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims, with unreleased documents, that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008. WikiLeaks further claims that the CIA has the capability to permanently bug iPhones, even if their operating systems are deleted or replaced.

The documents are expected to be released in the next 24-hours. The announced was made after a “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter.

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Former Secret Service Agent: Trump ‘Not Secure’ in White House

After an unnamed man scaled the fence and into the South Lawn of the White House this weekend, officials are questioning how he got beyond Secret Service agents.

More importantly, what other vulnerabilities are there around the complex?

And now a former agent is warning President Trump is not secure in the White House.

Here’s more from Breitbart

A former Secret Service agent who served in the security details of both Presidents Bush and Obama warned on Saturday that President Donald Trump “is not secure in the White House right now as it stands.”

Dan Bongino, who was also an instructor at the training academy of the Secret Service, was commenting on Friday night’s reported breach of the White House complex, at least the seventh such incident in recent years.

Bongino stated: “If one guy with a backpack and Omar Gonzales with a bad knee could get near the residence of the White House, can you tell me with a straight face that a forty-man tactical assault team with heavy weapons wouldn’t take that place down?”

Bongino was referring to a 2014 incident in which Gonzales penetrated the north portico doors of the White House, reportedly brandishing a three-and-a-half-inch folding knife in a back pocket.

“This is inexcusable,” Bongino said of the latest incident. “How many of these are we, as the citizenry, going to tolerate, whether under Barack Obama or now President Trump, before there is enough citizen outrage that the Secret Service actually does something?”

Bongino is the author of the bestselling 2013 book Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All. He also previously ran as a Republican for Congress and the Senate.

He was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and NewsTalk 990 AM in Philadelphia.

“The secret service is not ready right now to defend the White House,” he charged. “They’re not. I know that may make people uncomfortable. And frankly, Aaron, I am really getting tired of some of the talking heads on cable news who have never done one minute in the shoes a secret service agent.”

“They have no idea what the security plan of the White House actually looks like on the ground. They’re all sitting here brushing it under the rug, going, ‘Oh no.’ ‘They were prepared.’ ‘This was a manageable incident.’ ‘This was how it was supposed to work.’ You really believe this is how it was supposed to work?”

Regarding Friday night’s breach, Bongino warned, “Do you think that what happened today is not being beamed into every terrorists’ head, going, ‘Look at this fellows.’ I am sounding the alarm hoping and praying with fingers crossed that somebody wakes up and finally does what needs to be done.”

Bongino offered some security upgrade suggestions: “They need to fix the fence. Reinforce the manpower on the north and the south grounds. Add special weapons teams. Get the best technology in there right now. Clearly the technology sensors and cameras are not working as planned. Get them in there yesterday. There’s no other solution.”

Bongino outlined what he says are three major problems facing the Secret Service and the White House security plan.

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