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US Releases Declassified Video of Al-Baghdadi Raid

By Reuters October 30, 2019 Updated: October 30, 2019 Share

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon on Wednesday released its first images from last weekend’s commando raid in Syria that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The declassified, grainy, black-and-white aerial videos from Saturday’s raid showed U.S. special operations forces closing in on the compound and U.S. aircraft firing on extremists nearby.

The most dramatic video showed a massive, black plume of smoke rising from the ground after U.S. military bombs leveled Baghdadi’s compound.

compound of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi
A smoke cloud rises moments after an air strike on the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the Idlib region of Syria from video taken Oct. 26, 2019. (U.S. Department of Defense/REUTERS)

“It looks pretty much like a parking lot, with large potholes,” said Marine General Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, which oversees American forces in the Middle East.

McKenzie, briefing Pentagon reporters, said the idea of destroying the compound was at least in part “to ensure that it would not be a shrine or otherwise memorable in any way.

“It’s just another piece of ground,” he said.

Baghdadi, an Iraqi jihadist who declared himself “caliph” of all Muslims as the leader of ISIS, died by detonating a suicide vest as he fled into a dead-end tunnel as elite U.S. special forces closed in.

This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet. (Al-Furqan media via AP, File)

McKenzie said Baghdadi brought two young children into the tunnel with him. They were killed by the explosion of the vest. Earlier estimates had said that three children may have been killed in the tunnel by Baghdadi. Both children were believed to be under the age of 12, he said.

The General portrayed Baghdadi as isolated at his Syrian compound, just four miles from the Turkish border, saying fighters from other extremist and militant groups nearby probably did not even know he was there. McKenzie suggested it was unlikely that Baghdadi used the Internet or had digital connections to the outside world.

compound of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi
The compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is seen moments before an air strike in the Idlib region of Syria from video taken on Oct. 26, 2019. (U.S. Department of Defense/Reuters)

“I think you’d find (he was using) probably a messenger system that allows you to put something on a floppy or on a bit of electronics and have someone physically move it somewhere,” he said.

McKenzie said ISIS may try to stage some kind of retaliatory attack.

“We suspect they will try some form of retribution attack. And we are postured and prepared for that,” he said.

McKenzie suggested the U.S. military had secured a large amount of intelligence about ISIS’s activities during the raid.

“While the assault force was securing the remains, they also secured whatever documentation and electronics we could find, which was substantial,” McKenzie said, declining to provide further details.

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McKenzie said Turkey’s incursion into Syria this month, and the U.S. pullback from the border, was not a factor in deciding the timing of the raid. Instead, McKenzie pointed to a host of other factors, including the amount of moonlight.

“We struck because the time is about right to do it then, given the totality of the intelligence and the other factors that would affect the raid force going into and coming out,” McKenzie said.

By Phil Stewart

ISIS arrests in Northern Virginia reveal jihadi threat near seat of U.S. government – Washington Times

Law enforcement agencies have arrested nine Northern Virginia residents on charges of aiding the Islamic State since the terrorist group rose to power in Syria and Iraq in 2014 and launched social med
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Report: Three Syrian “Refugees” Rape Little Girl at Knifepoint in Idaho

Furious residents accuse council of cover-up

Paul Joseph Watson – June 20, 2016 5983 Comments

Three Syrian refugees reportedly raped a little girl at knifepoint in Idaho before urinating on her body, an incident that prompted furious residents to accuse Twin Falls city council members of covering up the assault.

The sexual assault allegedly took place on June 2, but has received virtually no media attention aside from one vague KMVT report.

However, residents have been circulating what really happened on social media, with the Creeping Sharia blog reporting that the victim was a young girl who was born premature and is “less developed for her age”.

The perpetrators were three Syrian youths aged 8, 10 and 13, with the oldest boy directing the assault.

The little girl was playing outside Fawnbrook apartment buildings when the boys put a knife to her throat and forced her inside a laundry unit. She was then stripped naked, raped and urinated on. The 13-year-old reportedly told the younger boys to urinate on her because they were incapable of ejaculating.

The victim’s grandmother found the victim and then called the girl’s mother, who called the police. The police took 2 and a half hours to arrive but were unable to take any action due to the “language barrier”.

When she arrived, the mother of the alleged rapists was only able to say “no police,” while the father reportedly congratulated his 13-year-old son. Video of the entire assault was captured on the boy’s cellphone.

A follow-up KMTV report revealed that, “the case has officially been sealed by a judge with no chance of it ever being unsealed since all parties involved are minors.”

A video of a Twin Falls council meeting shows irate residents demanding to know why council members have done nothing to address the alleged rape, as well as numerous other issues involving Syrian refugees being housed in the area, including hit and run incidents and Muslims spitting on non-Muslims.

Around 50 Syrian “refugees” are reportedly housed at the Fawnbrook site.

Council members were also grilled as to how a mosque was approved after just 24 hours, whereas a new home application would take at least 2 weeks just to process.

In every instance, the council members claim ignorance as to the severity of the situation, with one even suggesting that residents’ concerns are based on anti-Muslim prejudice and even white supremacism.

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MEXICO WON’T TAKE CUBAN MIGRANTS, TELLS PANAMA TO DUMP THEM ON U.S. BORDER

Hypocrisy: Mexican govt. attacks Trump but won’t help migrants

Kit Daniels – MAY 10, 2016 537 Comments

Mexico Won’t Take Cuban Migrants, Tells Panama to Dump Them on U.S. Border

Mexico is allowing Panama to dump nearly 4,000 Cuban migrants on the U.S. border, revealing the hypocrisy of Mexican officials as they attack Trump’s immigration policies.

The Cubans have been stranded in Panama after Nicaragua closed its border last year, preventing them from traveling north to the U.S., so the Panama government asked Mexican officials if they can simply fly the Cubans just south of the U.S./Mexico border.

“The airlift’s announcement was followed with word Monday that Panama would close its southern border with Colombia to Cubans without visas,” AFP reported, underscoring how both Panama and Nicaragua protect their borders better than the U.S.

It’s certainly revealing how Mexico won’t take in Cuban migrants and expects the U.S. to do so, despite the fact Cubans would likely have an easier time culturally assimilating in another Latin American country.

And it’s also revealing how Mexican politicians refuse to help Cuban migrants while simultaneously attacking Trump for proposing a border wall, acting as if the U.S. doesn’t do enough for illegals even though Mexico routinely abuses their human rights.

“Mexico is one of the countries where illegal immigrants are highly vulnerable to human rights violations and become victims of degrading sexual exploitation and slavery-like practices, and are denied access to education and healthcare,” the U.N. even admitted.

Despite the abuses, few in Mexico are demanding immigration reform.

“Instead, members of Mexico’s fleeing population sometimes become adamantly vocal once they enter the U.S. illegally, and join protests organized by leftist coalitions against our already incredibly lax border policies, but in Mexico, don’t think this type of behavior would be tolerated,” Adan Salazar reported. “For starters, illegal immigrants are barred from upsetting ‘the equilibrium of the national demographics,’ according to Mexico’s immigration policy.”

“Under Mexico’s Immigration Law, illegal immigration is considered a felony punishable by up to two years in prison ‘and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.’”

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MEDIA SLAMS OBAMA FOR HYPOCRITICAL LECTURING WHILE HE CENSORS INFORMATION, PROSECUTES LEAKERS

“Maybe, just maybe, your lecturing would be better delivered to your own administration.”

Steve Watson | Infowars.com – MARCH 30, 2016 95 Comments

Media Slams Obama For Hypocritical Lecturing While He Censors Information, Prosecutes Leakers

President Obama lectured the mainstream media Tuesday, charging that it is not holding presidential candidates accountable. Members of the media hit back, calling Obama a hypocrite for not allowing them to do so.

Obama made the remarks at a media awards dinner, saying that the job of a political reporter should constitute “more than just handing someone a microphone.”

Obama continued, “It’s to probe and to question and to dig deeper.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper didn’t take to kindly to Obama’s remarks, pointing out that Obama as “the messenger was a curious one.”

“Many believe that Obama’s call for us to probe and dig deeper and find out more has been made far more difficult by his administration than any in recent decades. A far cry from the assurances he offered when he first took office,” Tapper said, referring to the fact that transparency under Obama has been sorely lacking.

Recent reports suggest that the Obama administration has failed to respond to almost 130,000 public records requests under the Freedom of Information Act, a new record.

A recent Pro Publica report also noted that “The Associated Pressfound last year that the administration had set a record for censoring or denying access to information requested under FOIA.”

“The backlog of unanswered requests across the government had risen by 55 percent, to more than 200,000.” the report notes.

Tapper also pointed out that the Obama administration has set new standards for punishing whistleblowers, using the Espionage Act to prosecute more leakers than all other administrations in history COMBINED.

“Maybe, just maybe, your lecturing would be better delivered to your own administration,” Tapper said.

Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe also chimed in on Obama’s hypocrisy, noting “There’s a man lecturing the media on how to do their business. The man who has not sat down for an extended interview with The Washington Post in seven and a half years.”

“And yet, [Obama] gladly submits himself to being interviewed by YouTube stars who sit in bathtubs with milk and Fruit Loops.” Scarborough added, referring to an interview Obama did last year with GloZell Green.

“Fruit Loops, I say.” Scarborough continued.

“And also another podcast called “WTF” with a liberal, L.A. comedian. But hasn’t sat down with The Washington Post in seven and a half years! But we really should hold ourselves to a higher standard.” the host added.

Other reporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration at Obama’s hypocrisy:

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GUARD AT ‘TERROR TARGET’ BELGIAN NUCLEAR SITE KILLED, ACCESS BADGE STOLEN

A security guard was shot dead in the early evening on Thursday

RT – MARCH 26, 2016 198 Comments

Guard at ‘terror target’ Belgian nuclear site killed, access badge stolen

 

A security officer at a nuclear site was killed in the Belgian city of Charleroi two days after the terror attacks in Brussels, local newspaper Derniere Heure reported, citing police sources. The paper added that the man’s security pass was stolen.

Charleroi is located 50 km from the Belgian capital.

A security guard, who was walking his dog, was shot dead in the early evening on Thursday, the paper said.

His security pass was stolen, which alerted the investigators since the man was a member of a nuclear power plant staff.

Earlier Thursday, DH reported that Brussels suicide bombers Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui were planning attacks on Belgian nuclear power stations and that the arrest of Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam had accelerated the plans of the terrorists.

The brothers reportedly planted a hidden camera in front of the home of the director of the Belgian nuclear research program. The footage with “dozens of hours” of the movements of Belgium’s nuclear boss was seized during an anti-terrorist raid in the apartment of another suspect belonging to the same terror cell, Mohammed Bakkali.

Similar information, but without the names of Brussels suicide bombers was published in DH in February.

Belgium is on high alert following the deadly Brussels attacks. On Tuesday, Brussels was rocked by twin blasts at the city’s Zaventem Airport and an explosion at the Maalbeek Metro station, just meters away from key EU buildings, less than an hour later.

Shortly after the deadly Brussels attacks, personnel from Belgium’s two nuclear power stations in Doel and in Tihange were promptly evacuated. DH also reported that soldiers have been seen at both sites in recent weeks.

Milo: ‘Why Are We Surprised Muslims Are Blowing Things Up? That’s What They Do’

 

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by CHARLIE NASH24 Mar 2016652

Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos joined Dave Rubin on the Rubin Report Tuesday after the Brussels terrorist attacks, during which he discussed the implications of importing millions of Muslims into the west, and the reason why Islam, not just radical Islam, is part of the problem.

“This is sort of what liberalism has welcomed into Europe,” Yiannopoulos said. “This is the excuse making that’s being made for radical Islam that has prevented us from fighting this problem by people who lie about the source of these people and news stations who refuse to accept that these attacks have anything to do with Islam… this is preventing us from fixing the problem. This is preventing people from taking adequate security precautions, and looking after themselves.”

“Europe now is welcoming in millions of people from alien cultures whilst the establishment refuses to accept that these people’s belief systems are just dramatically incompatible with our own, and the regular citizenry are being lied to and lied about constantly, all the time by the media on this stuff,” Yiannopoulos said on the topic of the Brussels attacks.

“We have a population that is not able to protect itself, that is not adequately informed about the risks and dangers of radical Islam, and the problem in Europe is that this stuff is now happening everywhere,” he continued. “No one is safe, anywhere in Europe. It’s happened in Paris, it’s happened in London, it’s happened in Brussels, no one is safe from this stuff and what do our politicians leap to the airways to say? ‘I really want to make it clear that this has nothing to do with Islam’. Well it does. It does, and as a gay man I am terrified by the prospect of mass Muslim immigration into Europe. This is one of the reasons I spend so much time in America now, I don’t want to be there anymore.”

“Why are we surprised that Muslims are blowing things up? That’s what they do,” Yiannopoulos claimed. “I don’t care about that, you know it’s horrific for the people who are on the receiving end of this terrorist stuff, but is anybody surprised that ISIS blew something up? No.”

Rubin told Yiannopoulos that he was going to save him “a little bit of Internet hate” and reiterated that the conversation was about extremism, not about Muslim’s as a whole, clarifying that there was a distinction between peaceful Muslims and extremists.

“You don’t need to do me that favour. No, I don’t care about the distinction,” Yiannopoulos countered. “It is not extremists. It is not radical Islamists. It is not the people that the security service are worried about that’s the problem, it is the silent majority of Muslims who do nothing in this situation, have no peace movement, have no resistance to their own extreme elements, just like the progressive left in the West. Is it eleven countries that you and I could be killed for who we are? That’s not ISIS, that is mainstream Muslim culture, and we are importing that stuff into Europe in millions.”

“No, I don’t make a meaningful distinction between these things because I don’t care. I don’t see any reason to import these cultures into liberal Western democracies,” he continued. “I see no reason to do it whatsoever, and as Brigitte Gabriel once brilliantly said, ‘In any case, the peaceful majority are irrelevant.’ It is not the peaceful majority that blow up buildings, it is the extremists, and right now in the world all of this stuff is coming from one culture and one religion, and I don’t want it here.”

Upon being asked about how to sort out the problem and what the world needs to do to face this issue, Yiannopoulos responded: “We don’t have to welcome 1.4 million of them into Germany. We don’t have to lie to people about what Islam is, and what Muslims believe, which the press and our politicians do all the time. We don’t have to intervene in their counties where it’s not necessary and we don’t need to, and I supported the Iraq war, but some of the other things we do in the Middle East are not necessary and just drum up this Western hatred.”

“I mean look, the problem is not just radical Islam. The problem is Islam,” he argued. “There are structural problems with this religion that means it is incompatible with the modern free Western liberal democracy that we live in.”

Charlie Nash is a frequent contributor to Breitbart Tech and former editor of the Squid Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington.