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Obama seeks authorization for ISIS fight

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:26am 2/11/2015 at 10:26am

President Obama’s draft Authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS has been released. There are limitations to its scope, and it includes a time limit, but still…everybody hang on to something.

Here we go: Authorization for the Use of United States Armed Forces in connection with the Islamic State of...

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Yemen: US officials evacuated, embassy closed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 1:38pm 2/10/2015 at 1:38pm

The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid the disintegration of the Yemeni government and deteriorating security conditions caused by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

From the AP:

The officials said diplomats were be...

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ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller’s death confirmed by family

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12:04pm 2/10/2015 at 12:04pm

Last week, we reported on news out of Syria that 26 year-old humanitarian aid worker and ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller was killed during a Jordanian air strike. The State Department refused to confirm the message published by ISIS, and experts were quick to point out discrepancies in the group’s...

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Obama to ask for war authorization against ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:20pm 2/9/2015 at 9:20pm

The White House is nearly ready to send to Congress a piece of legislation that would formally authorize the use of military force against ISIS. This new legislation would expand on provisions provided in the 2002 authorization for military action in Iraq, which only covers portions of the current...

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Is Egypt planning “proportionate” response to Islamic militants?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:30am 2/9/2015 at 11:30am

I am happy to see that King Abdullah’s robust response to ISIS terror is not being debated for its proportionality; and while I hope that these new metrics are eventually applied to Israel, a look at Egypt indicates that it may soon follow Jordan’s lead in the “proportionate” reaction to the...

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Is Jordan’s response to ISIS “proportionate”? (asks no one)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 8:55pm 2/8/2015 at 8:55pm

Hey, remember when Hamas was lobbing thousands of missiles at Israeli cities, trying to kidnap people, and killing when they got lucky?

Of course you remember it. It has happened every couple of years since Hamas took over Gaza.

And before that, the Palestinians strapped bombs on their loved ones and sent them...

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Yemen update: Sanaa formally “occupied” by Houthi rebels

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11:53am 2/8/2015 at 11:53am

Over the past several months, we’ve watched the situation in Yemen devolve to the point of chaos. In September, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels took informal control of the capital city of Sanaa; then, in mid-January, Yemen’s active al-Qaeda cell took credit for the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and threatened...

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Revealed: Palestinian Authority formula for paying terrorists

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:42am 2/8/2015 at 9:42am

Is the Palestinian Authority interested in peace? Although you probably knew the answer, we now have more proof that the PA directly rewards terrorism against Israel, and has developed a process to determine how much to reward terrorists based upon how serious the terror act was.

Edwin Black reported Friday that unsealed documents not only...

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Maher Speaks Up After Guest Blames US for Jihad

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6:00pm 2/7/2015 at 6:00pm

Last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher was a mixed bag of weird and weirder.

The brutal burning death of a Jordanian fighter pilot, and Jordan’s scorched-earth response, has sparked debate about the best way to respond to the cont...

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“the Israeli government doesn’t — and shouldn’t — listen to them”

http://youtu.be/4pbCKnpdXck
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00pm 2/7/2015 at 1:00pm
http://youtu.be/4pbCKnpdXck

Going through some old bookmarks I never wrote about, I found Israel’s Fair-Weather Fans, an August 7, 2014, NY Times Op-Ed by Shmuel Rosner. The column is a rebuttal to liberal Jewish American critics worrying about the alienation of liberal American Jews from Israel.

It seems relevant today, as some Democrats...

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Fort Hood victims will get their Purple Hearts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:30am 2/7/2015 at 9:30am

After five years of lobbying, lawmakers and activists have ensured that the victims of the 2009 terror attack on Fort Hood will receive the Purple Heart.

After the attack, lawyers for the victims of Major Nidal Hasan’s massacre began to put pressure on the Army to declare the attack an act...

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ISIS claims US hostage dead, blames Jordanian airstrikes

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 6, 2015 at 1:11pm 2/6/2015 at 1:11pm

The CIA is investigating claims that American hostage Kayla Jean Mueller was killed during Jordanian airstrikes in Syria.

Mueller, an American aid worker, was taken by ISIS a year and a half ago, and is believed to be the last American held hostage by the group.

Via the New York Times:

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Egypt’s Tourists Targeted for Jihad

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:30am 2/4/2015 at 8:30am

The Great Sphinx is safe from destruction and Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is calling for a “Islamic Reformati...

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Wow – Murdered Argentine prosecutor had draft arrest warrant for President Kirchner

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 3:09pm 2/3/2015 at 3:09pm

David previously covered the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman the day before he was to testify before the Argentine Congress regarding an alleged government cover-up of Iran’s involvement in the bombing of a Jewish Center in Buenos Aires.

There has been speculation that it was not a suicide, that Nisman was murdered...

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Japanese Journalist is ISIS’ Latest Victim

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 11:00am 2/1/2015 at 11:00am

ISIS militants have reportedly released a video showing the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Goto is the second hostage to be executed this month after negotiations broke down between ISIS and the Japanese government.

From the Associated Press:

“I feel indignation over this immoral and heinous act of terrorism,” Prime Minister Shinzo...

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FBI searching for suspected Hezbollah agent in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:30pm 1/31/2015 at 3:30pm

The FBI is seeking a man named Ghazi Nasr Al-Din for connections to Hezbollah. He is believed to be in Florida.

WPTV News reported:

The FBI is looking for Ghazi Nasr Al-Din and believes he could be in South Florida

He was just added to the bureau’s seeking information terrorism list.

The agency wants to...

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Ayotte: White House “missing the point” on Taliban

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:32pm 1/30/2015 at 7:32pm

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) appeared on Fox News this week to take the White House to task over its weak stance regarding evidence that one of the five former Gitmo detainees released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

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