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JIHADS:: Islamists Using Twitter to Recruit

By at June 25, 2013 | 10:59 am

JIHADS:: Islamists Using Twitter to Recruit

by WILLIAM BIGELOW 25 Jun 2013, 5:56 AM PDT-- Islamists are taking advantage of Twitter to spread their violent propaganda. Writing in the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point's journal, independent academic investigators Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher state: Twitter has become the main hub for the active dissemination of links guiding users to digital content. ... Go To Article

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CONRAD BLACK: Slouching Toward Syria – The New York Sun

By at June 21, 2013 | 12:15 pm

CONRAD BLACK: Slouching Toward Syria – The New York Sun

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | June 21, 2013 The belated, reluctant assistance of the United States to some of the anti-Assad forces in Syria has all the distinctive signs of a Great Power’s being dragged into a combat zone that were prefigured in Libya. There, President Obama uttered sanctimonious comments for weeks that Moammar Qaddafi “must go” without ... Go To Article

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KRAUTHAMMER: Syria: America Sidelined | National Review Online

By at June 20, 2013 | 5:19 pm

KRAUTHAMMER: Syria: America Sidelined | National Review Online

JUNE 20, 2013 8:00 PM, By Charles Krauthammer After Iraq, Obama wasted a golden opportunity to keep a presence in the region.   The war in Syria, started by locals, is now a regional conflict, the meeting ground of two warring blocs. On one side, the radical Shiite bloc led by Iran, which overflies Iraq to supply Bashar Assad and sends Hezbollah to fight ... Go To Article

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FBI tells Congress it uses drones in U.S. | McClatchy

By at June 20, 2013 | 1:08 am

FBI tells Congress it uses drones in U.S. | McClatchy

By William Douglas and Kevin Thibodeaux | McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged Wednesday that the bureau has used unmanned aerial drones for surveillance in the United States and suggested that government needs to develop guidelines as their use grows. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller said the ... Go To Article

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JIHAD: Senator rips Pentagon over contract with company arming Syrian regime | Fox News

By at June 20, 2013 | 1:04 am

JIHAD: Senator rips Pentagon over contract with company arming Syrian regime | Fox News

By Judson BergerPublished June 19, 2013FoxNews.com A Republican senator blasted the Pentagon after it entered into a new helicopter contract with a Russian company which is supplying the Syrian regime -- even as the U.S. moves to arm the Syrian opposition. The contract was announced Monday with Russian arms firm Rosoboronexport, for military helicopters that will go ... Go To Article

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UPDATED: Apology issued for naming of Boston bomber as a victim of gun violence at Concord rally | New Hampshire NEWS

By at June 20, 2013 | 12:56 am

UPDATED: Apology issued for naming of Boston bomber as a victim of gun violence at Concord rally | New Hampshire NEWS

June 19. 2013, By TIM BUCKLAND CONCORD— The organizers of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign on Wednesday apologized for including Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev among a list of shooting victims' names that were read during a demonstration in Concord on Tuesday. The apology came after several groups, including the New Hampshire Republican ... Go To Article

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TERRORISM:: US to begin direct peace talks with Taliban ‘within days’ – FRANCE 24

By at June 18, 2013 | 9:29 am

TERRORISM:: US to begin direct peace talks with Taliban ‘within days’ – FRANCE 24

By FRANCE 24 -- Senior US officials said on Tuesday that representatives will begin formal talks with the Taliban "within a few" days at a new office in Doha, Qatar. The Afghan Taliban opened the office to help restart talks on ending the 12-year-old war, saying it wanted a political solution that would bring about a just government and end foreign ... Go To Article

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NSA: PENTAGON bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | the guardian

By at June 16, 2013 | 3:56 pm

NSA: PENTAGON bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | the guardian

Nafeez Ahmed, June 14, 2013 NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft ... Go To Article

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BENGHAZI: Gunmen attack Libyan posts in Benghazi | McClatchy

By at June 16, 2013 | 12:55 am

BENGHAZI: Gunmen attack Libyan posts in Benghazi | McClatchy

By Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Foreign Staff - June 15, 2013 BENGHAZI, Libya — Gunman attacked the city’s Special Forces headquarters and other security buildings in this increasingly restive city Saturday in what some residents suspected was a retaliatory response to an assault a week ago that killed 32 and shut down the nation’s largest militia. The latest ... Go To Article

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LAWYERS: Little merit in accused Ft. Hood shooter’s self-defense strategy, except to bash US | Fox News

By at June 16, 2013 | 12:48 am

LAWYERS: Little merit in accused Ft. Hood shooter’s self-defense strategy, except to bash US | Fox News

Published June 15, 2013FoxNews.com The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people inside Fort Hood will be allow to present his own legal defense, but that strategy is unlikely to work and raises questions about whether the defendant is really just looking for an opportunity to present anti-American views, lawyers say. The defendant, Maj. Nidal Hasan, is on ... Go To Article

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