Category: Terrorism

Intelligence Officials Won’t Brief Trump on Cyberattacks Against Russia

Intelligence Officials Won’t Brief Trump on Cyberattacks Against Russia For Fear He Might Get Mad and Tell Putin. Buried in a recent news report about America’s secret program of placing “digital implants” in the Russian power grid is an interesting and troublesome revelation. Namely, that senior US intelligence officials are so concerned about the president…

Racist Trump Does Not Condemn White Nationalism, Again

Trump says he does not think white nationalism is a rising global threat, this coming days after the massacre at 2 mosques in New Zealand. The shooter left a manifesto praising Trump for his views and taking inspiration from him. Trump had a chance to boldly condemn white supremacy and Islamophobia on Friday morning. Instead,…

As Trump Declares ISIS in Syria Defeated, New Attack Kills American Troops

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. It is estimated up to 20 people have been killed. US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve. “U.S. service…

Trump Says US Stands with Saudi Arabia Despite Murder of Khashoggi

Trump says US stands with Saudi Arabia despite journalist Khashoggi’s killing Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the U.S. stands with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a lengthy statement, punctuated with eight exclamation points, Trump says that “we may never know all of the facts surrounding” Khashoggi’s…

Hell Freezes Over in July: Texas Republican Speaks Out Against Trump

Former undercover officer in the C.I.A. and Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Texas GOP Rep. Will Hurd has flat out stated that he thinks Russian intelligence is manipulating Trump.  In an Opinion piece in the New York Times on Thursday, Hurd calls for his colleagues to fulfill their oversight duty and keep the American…

Texas Mosque Arsonist Found Guilty of Hate Crime, 5 Other Crimes

Perez was charged with using fire to commit a federal crime, destroying a religious place of worship, which is a hate crime, and possession of a destructive device. Perez, found guilty of three federal crimes, faces up to 40 years in prison. Prosecutors used DNA, forensic ballistics and the defendant’s own Facebook comments to make…

Three Injured In Maryland Shooting At High School

Three people were critically injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning. A student reportedly “pulled a gun out and shot” a female student and a male student, according to NBC4. St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron also said the shooter exchanged gunfire with the school resource officer. The…

Austin-Bound Package Blows Up At FedEx Facility Outside San Antonio

A female FedEx employee was injured early Tuesday when a package at the FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas, exploded. The San Antonio Fire Department says the package was destined for Austin, and the FBI tells CBS News that it is “more than possible” that the explosion is linked to the four explosions in Austin this…

Tillerson: U.S. Will Have An Open-Ended Military Presence In Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that 2,000 U.S. troops will remain in Syria, as there are “strategic threats” to the United States beyond the Islamic State. “Iran has dramatically strengthened its presence in Syria […] through its position in Syria, Iran is in a stronger position to extend its track record of attacking…

235 Killed In Bombing, Ambush Attack At Mosque In Egypt

At least 235 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured on Friday in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt. The attack reportedly occurred as prayers were ongoing at a mosque in Al Rawdah in Egypt’s North Sinai province. The Associated Press reports that gunmen, in off-road vehicles, opened…

Trump Tweets: New York City Attacker ‘Should Get Death Penalty!’

President Trump on Thursday morning said Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in Tuesday’s New York truck attack, won’t be sent to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay but should get the death penalty. “Would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically that process takes much longer than going through the Federal system. There…

Trump Blames Chuck Schumer For NYC Terror Attack

President Trump on Wednesday blamed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for suspected NYC terrorist Sayfullo Saipov’s entry into the United States. “The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based,” the president wrote on Twitter. Saipov is an Uzbekistan national who…

New York Attacker Reportedly Bragged About Deadly Rampage In Hospital

The perpetrator of Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in New York City was inspired by Islamic State propaganda, law enforcement officials said. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, is accused of driving a rental truck into pedestrians on a bike path in lower Manhattan, and a senior official briefed on the investigation said he left an Arabic-language note…

Police Identify Vegas Shooting Suspect As Stephen C. Paddock

The man suspected of shooting and killing at least 50 people Sunday evening at a concert in Las Vegas has been identified as Stephen C. Paddock, a 64-year-old Nevada resident. According to reports, Paddock lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of the Strip. In a 5:45 a.m. PT press conference,…

At Least 50 Killed & Over 400 Injured In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A gunman opened fire on people at an outdoor concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas late Sunday, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 400 in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The shooting happened as country singer Jason Aldean was performing at the Route…

22 Hurt In Bucket Bomb Terror Attack On London Tube

Police in London are conducting a major manhunt for a suspect who planted a bucket bomb on the packed District Line Tube during rush-hour Friday morning. No arrests have been made. At least 22 people were taken to local hospitals with wounds. Mayor Sadiq Khan, again summoned to address terror in his city, condemned the…

Thousands Gather For Anniversary Of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Monday is the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, with commemoration ceremonies scheduled at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon, and in the field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a fourth hijacked airliner crashed into a field. Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Shanksville, Defense Secretary James Mattis…

Trump: New Afghanistan Strategy Is ‘Killing Terrorists,’ Not ‘Nation-Building’

President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States’ new approach to the war in Afghanistan does not amount to “nation-building,” but rather “killing terrorists.” He said U.S. support for Afghanistan is “not a blank check,” and acknowledged his recent skepticism of increased involvement in the Middle Eastern nation. “My original instinct was to pull…

Barcelona: Man Shot Dead Wearing Bomb Belt In Search For Key Suspect

A man who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt was shot and killed by police in Subirats, an area west of Barcelona, on Monday, BBC News reported. The police confirmed earlier that they have been searching for Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, who is suspected of driving a van into a crowd in Barcelona last week,…

Tuku Attack: Mass Stabbing Attack Strikes Finland

Several people were stabbed in an apparent attack Friday morning in Finland, police say. The suspect was shot and arrested. The attack occurred in Turku, 85 miles west of Helsinki. Several people have been stabbed in Turku, Finland, according to police. Public is urged to avoid city center. https://t.co/MB4GIUUcYG pic.twitter.com/tOfhjApOfP — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk)…

Van Hits Crowd In Barcelona At Least 13 Dead And 50 Hurt

A white van reportedly plowed through a crowd Thursday in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas tourist area. According to Spanish police, several people are injured and local newspaper El Pais reported that the driver fled on foot after the incident. The BBC reported that “Spanish police say several people have been injured in a ‘massive crash,’ while…

Nazi Protesters Disagree with Trump. They Were There for Violence [VIDEO]

On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured. As you will here in the video, the nazi protesters disagree with Trump. They WERE…

Police Drag Venezuela Opposition Leaders From Their Homes

State security agents reportedly took two of Venezuela’s opposition leaders from their homes in the middle of the night Tuesday, in the aftermath of a widely condemned vote granting President Nicolàs Maduro nearly unlimited powers. A video appeared to show opposition leader and former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma being taken from his home while a…

Security Heightened In Australia After Airplane Bomb Plot Foiled

Airports in Australia are taking extra precaution checking baggage, following law enforcement’s discovery of a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday said the plan had been disrupted, but would not comment on newspaper reports that Islamic extremists had been wanting to make a homemade bomb disguised as a…

Iraq Declares ISIS Caliphate ‘Has Fallen,’ Victory in Mosul

The Iraqi government has declared the end of ISIS’s rule in Mosul after recapturing the remains of the historic Grand al-Nuri Mosque in the terror group’s de facto capital in the country. “Their fictitious state has fallen,” said Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool. The victory marks the end of more than eight months…

FLINT: Man Stabs Cop In The Neck While Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

A police officer was stabbed in the neck at Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan earlier today. The incident is now being viewed as an act of terrorism by the FBI due to the suspect yelling the words “Allahu Akbar” while attacking the officer. The suspect is in custody and being questioned, while the officer has…

Car Rams Police Van On Champs-Elysees, Armed Suspect May Be Dead

Paris Police took down an armed man after a car intentionally rammed into a police van Monday on the iconic Champs-Elysees in central Paris, authorities said. The small white car caught on fire after the collision and the driver may be dead, France’s interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters Monday afternoon. The Paris prosecutor’s…