Terrorism

Cruz Slams Trump On Brussels Reaction [VIDEO]

“It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for weakening NATO, withdrawing from NATO, we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamic terror attack. Donald Trump is wrong that America should withdraw from the world and abandon our allies. Donald Trump is wrong that American should retreat from Europe, retreat from NATO, hand …

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Trump On Brussels: Close Our Borders Now [VIDEO]

To no one’s surprise, Donald Trump immediately exploited the attacks in Brussels this morning by calling into every network that would have him. From his call to Fox News: “I would close up our borders to people until we figure out what is going on. Look at Brussels, look at Paris, look at so many cities that were great cities. …

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Brussels Attack

The Associated Press reports: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels, saying its extremists opened fire in the airport and “several of them” detonated suicide belts. The posting in the group’s Amaq news agency said another suicide attacker detonated in the metro. The posting claimed the attack was in response to Belgium’s support of the international …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Responds To Brussels Attack

President Obama is due to address the Cuban people from Havana this morning. He will begin with a statement about today’s terror attack in Brussels. Watch below. The speech will begin shortly. UPDATE: The president expressed solidarity with the people of Belgium and vowed to work with their government to bring today’s attackers to justice. He is now delivering the …

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European Transit Hubs On High Alert After Brussels Attack, NYPD Deploys Extra Teams To Airports, Subways

The International Business Times reports: Airports in the Netherlands, and the European capitals of Paris and London stepped up security following explosions at the Brussels Airport and the city’s metro early Tuesday. At least 23 people have been reportedly killed in the blasts, which closely follow a crackdown by local authorities on terror cells in the Belgian capital. The country …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Vows To Continue Fight Against Feds: We Have A Responsibility On Privacy [VIDEO]

MacWorld reports: On Monday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook positioned his company’s stance on protecting privacy as a patriotic duty. Cook addressed the ongoing iPhone privacy issue briefly as part of a presentation where Apple is expected to announce an new iPad Pro mini as well as a smaller iPhone. “We built the iPhone for you, our customers,” Cook said. …

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CAPTURED: Paris Terror Attack Organizer

The Guardian reports: Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been shot and arrested in an ongoing raid in the Molenbeek area of Brussels, Belgian police have told AFP. Police sources told AFP that Abdeslam was injured in the leg and was arrested. French president François Hollande said an operation was under way in Brussels linked to the Paris attacks, but …

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John Oliver On Apple Vs FBI [VIDEO]

Mashable recaps: Apple’s refusal to create a backdoor that would help the FBI get into an iPhone that once belonged to a terrorist caused a number of reactions from businessmen, IT experts and politicians. Few, however, have the ability to summarize different aspects of a complex issue (and throw in a few jokes) as comedian John Oliver, who dissected the …

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Precrime: China Goes Minority Report

Bloomberg reports: China’s effort to flush out threats to stability is expanding into an area that used to exist only in dystopian sci-fi: pre-crime. The Communist Party has directed one of the country’s largest state-run defense contractors, China Electronics Technology Group, to develop software to collate data on jobs, hobbies, consumption habits, and other behavior of ordinary citizens to predict …

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Obama Unveils Plan To Close Gitmo [VIDEO]

Wingnuts are screaming, of course. USA Today reports: Keeping the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay open is “contrary to our values,” President Obama said Tuesday, as he released a plan that examined 13 potential sites for transferring the suspected terrorists but did not propose any specific location. His plan sets up a last-year confrontation with Congress about a campaign …

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Donald Trump Calls For Apple Boycott

Donald Trump today called for a boycott of Apple until the company hands over proprietary security information which will allow the federal government to hack the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist. Earlier this week Apple CEO Tim Cook vowed to fight a court order which commands the company to provide that data to the FBI. Today Apple was granted …

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NEVADA: Grand Jury Indicts Bundy Clan Of Militants On Sixteen Felony Charges Over 2014 Standoff

CBS News reports: A federal grand jury in Nevada indicted Cliven Bundy and four others on 16 charges related to an armed standoff near his ranch in 2014 over unpaid grazing fees. Ammon Bundy, of Idaho, Ryan Bundy, of Nevada, Ryan Payne, of Montana, and Peter Santilli of Ohio, were also indicted by the Nevada grand jury Wednesday. The charges …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Denounces Federal Court’s Order To Hack iPhone Of San Bernardino Terrorist

Apple CEO Tim Cook today issued a lengthy public letter which forcefully denounces a federal court’s order that his company provide the means to hack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists.  The Associated Press reports: Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will fight a federal magistrate’s order to hack its users in connection with the …

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Head Of Russian Orthodox Church: “Honest People” Join ISIS Because They’re Outraged About Pride Parades

According to Patriarch Krill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, “honest people” become terrorists because they’re outraged about gay pride parades. Pink News has the quote: “What we are seeing now is this godless civilization is reaching maturity, in as much by through the will of the people, who proclaim it the highest of virtues but then wearing a …

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TERRORIST THREAT: NRA Tweets Photo Showing Bullets Next To Pro-Gun Control New York Lawmakers

The Guardian reports: A National Rifle Association publication targeted a pair of New York state legislators who sponsored recent bills aimed at limiting ammunition by tweeting a threatening photo on Monday of several bullets strewn across polaroid pictures of the two women. New York state senator Roxanne Persaud and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, both Democrats in Brooklyn, sponsored twin bills …

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Obama Unveils Executive Action On Guns [VIDEO]

“The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage but they cannot hold America hostage. We cannot make carnage the price of freedom.” USA Today reports: President Obama announced a series of executive actions on guns Tuesday, focusing on the victims of gun violence in a White House event intended to prod Congress to take further action. Speaking to an East …

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Gun Dealers Love Terrorism And Obama

According to federal data released yesterday, December gun sales followed a long pattern of spiking sharply whenever President Obama proposes new gun measures after mass shootings. From the New York Times: The heaviest sales last month, driven primarily by handgun sales, followed a call from President Obama to make it harder to buy assault weapons after the terrorist attack in …

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Vanilla ISIS: We Won’t Fire Unless The Feds Do

Via Breitbart: One member of an armed group occupying a federal building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon has made a video to share the occupiers’ side of the story. Ammon Bundy, son of infamous Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, has acted as a spokesman for the group for media outlets such as CNN. In a video posted …

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Breitbart: Hillary Inspired The Trump Video

After ignoring the Trump terrorism video for more than a day, Breitbart has finally responded exactly as we’d expect them to. They write: Let’s think about what that says about the former Secretary of State of the United States. Did she plant the idea in the minds of the brutal terrorist group? Or maybe these are the lovely “rebels against …

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Terrorists Feature Trump In Recruitment Clip [VIDEO]

CNN reports: An al Qaeda affiliate has apparently released a new recruitment video, telling Muslims in America that the country has a long history of racism and discrimination and will turn on its Muslim community. The video purportedly by Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab uses historic civil rights era footage of firebrand Malcolm X and audio of 2016 presidential candidate Donald …

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