Posts Tagged ‘afghanistan’
An American Boeing 747 cargo jet en route to Dubai crashed shortly after takeoff Monday at the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan, with all seven crew members killed in the accident.
A source is reporting to media that the bombs used in the Boston Marathon Bombings were what is called a "Pressure Cooker Bomb". We first heard of these type of bombs in and 2010 Al-Qaeda 'Inspire' magazine article: "How to Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom" Its tag-line is "Inspire the Believers" and its first front page features a quotation by the radical Yemeni-American cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki: "May our souls be sacrificed for you". The magazine claims to be published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), whose leaders are the most prominent propagandists of any of the group's branches. The full magazine is not yet online, but the contents page offers messages from both Osama bin Laden and his second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri. It also advertises a [...]
The deadly bombs that turned the Boston Marathon into gruesome devastation were apparently placed inside pressure cookers hidden in backpacks, a federal law enforcement source told CNN. This pressure cooker bomb was discovered at a Taliban bomb factory in 2010. (Media Credit: Gateway Pundit) The blasts were likely detonated by timers -- not by cell phones, a law enforcement official said. The U.S. government has warned federal agencies in the past that pressure cookers -- air-tight pots used to quickly cook or preserve foods -- have been turned into bombs in parts of the world. A Department of Homeland Security memo called it "a technique commonly taught in Afghan terrorist training camps." "Typically, these bombs are made by placing TNT or other explosives in a pressure cooker and [...]
White House complains Republicans holding up Hagel Confirmation Statement from the Press Secretary Today, Senate Republicans put political posturing ahead of our nation’s security. For the first time in American history, Senate Republicans filibustered a nominee for Secretary of Defense – a member of their own party, a decorated combat veteran, and the right leader for our troops. A clear majority in the United States Senate supports Senator Hagel’s confirmation, so today’s action runs against both the majority will of the Senate and our nation’s interest. This waste of time is not without consequence. We have 66,000 men and women deployed in Afghanistan, and we need our new Secretary of Defense to be a part of significant decisions about how we bring that war to a [...]
During a joint press conference at the White House with Afghanistan President Karzai, Obama has agreed to allow the Taliban to open an office in Qatar. The United States attacked Afghanistan in 2002 due to the Taliban harboring terrorists that ran jet aircraft into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon killing over three-thousand people. https://twitter.com/sharonaei_com/status/289805257230385152 Well, yes he did Sharon. Next question? Does the United States negotiate with Terrorists? https://twitter.com/noblebowman/status/289805734156328960 That was before America was fundamentally transformed. Obama approves reconciliation talks between Afghanistan and Taliban President Obama announced today that he has agreed that Afghan President Hamid Karzai should proceed [...]
President Obama Statement on Death of Service Member during Rescue Operation in Afghanistan Yesterday, our special operators in Afghanistan rescued an American citizen in a mission that was characteristic of the extraordinary courage, skill and patriotism that our troops show every day. Tragically, we lost one of our special operators in this effort. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, just as we must always honor our troops and military families. He gave his life for his fellow Americans, and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe and free.
The professional core of the U.S. military overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over President Obama in the upcoming election — but not because of any particular military issues, according to a new poll of more than 3,100 active and reserve troops. Respondents rated the economy and the candidates’ character as their most important considerations and all but ignored the war in Afghanistan as an issue of concern. The Military Times Poll is a secure email survey of active-duty, National Guard and reserve members who are subscribers to the Military Times newspapers (see How We Did It, below). This population is older and more senior than the military population at large, but it is representative of the professional core of the all-volunteer force. The 3,100 respondents — [...]
Jane Horton began crying on the other end of the phone when she learned that Mitt Romney had been using the story of her husband, Chris Horton, who was killed in Afghanistan, as a part of his stump speech… “To be honest, I’ve been through a lot and I’m not a super emotional person but it brings me to tears,” Horton said in an interview with ABC News, after being informed of her husband’s newfound spot on the national stage. “Not that he’s telling my story, but that he’s telling my husband’s story, it means the world to me. “One of the last things my husband said to me before he was killed, when I would ask him, ‘Chris, what do you need over there? What can I send you?’ he said, ‘I need a new president,’” Horton recalled. Read the Article via “e [...]
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 2, 2012 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan 4:01 A.M. AFT THE PRESIDENT: Good evening from Bagram Air Base. This outpost is more than 7,000 miles from home, but for over a decade it's been close to our hearts. Because here, in Afghanistan, more than half a million of our sons and daughters have sacrificed to protect our country. Today, I signed a historic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between our countries -- a future in which Afghans are responsible for the security of their nation, and we build an [...]
The alleged murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier could spur retaliatory violence in the United States, a law enforcement advisory by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned. The intelligence bulletin, which was issued Wednesday to state and local law enforcement partners, says "there is currently no specific, credible threat information" that extremists might strike targets in the United States. However, the document, which was obtained by CNN, notes the March 11 killings of the Afghans is the latest in a series of events in Afghanistan that could cause anger and possibly lead to violent action. "The FBI and DHS are concerned that this event could contribute to the radicalization or mobilization of homegrown violent extremists in the Homeland, particularly [...]