January 22, 2021

Shocker: NSA Misled on Number of Terror Plots Foiled

The Obama administration issued misleading figures about terrorist plots foiled by the National Security Agency’s warrantless mass-collection of records of Americans’ every phone call, NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander admitted to lawmakers Wednesday. “There is no evidence that [bulk] phone records collection helped to thwart dozens or even several terrorist plots,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman […]

Shocker: U.S. Worried About Jihadists Getting Arms in Syria

Via the Guardian: . . .The US state department has publicly admitted it is concerned about Gulf-supplied weapons reaching jihadi groups in Syria. The spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “There are issues here as to where this [foreign supplied weapons] goes and that we need to all work hard to ensure that extremists, jihadists, al-Qaida [and] […]

Shocker: Terrorists Freed in Schalit Deal Return to Terror

Via Jerusalem Post: The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) on Tuesday revealed two cases of terrorists who were released in the Gilad Schalit deal who have already returned to committing acts of terror. In October 2011, Israel released over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in a deal with Hamas which brought Schalit home after five years of […]

Shocker: UN’s Peace Plan for Syria Near Collapse

Via Washington Post: A U.N.-brokered peace plan for Syria appeared close to collapse Sunday as the government demanded a written guarantee that the rebels will lay down their arms before authorities withdraw troops from cities and towns. The statement cast serious doubt on hopes that the peace plan — the only initiative backed by Syrian […]

Shocker: Syria Still Killing its People Ahead of UN Visit

Via Voice of America: Syrian forces launched fresh military operations Wednesday in several regions, less than a day before an advance U.N. team is expected to arrive on a peace mission. Activists say heavy shelling has rocked the central city of Homs, the site of massive opposition protests. Rights groups and activists say at least […]

Shocker: Election Fraud Suspected in Putin Win

Via The Telegraph: Mr Putin said he would ask elections chief Vladimir Churov to “thoroughly check all possible violations about which you have spoken” as he met with all the election losers save Gennady Zyuganov, the communist challenger who came second and who has refused to recognise the result, at a health complex on the […]

Shocker: Stopping Drone Strikes in Pakistan Helps Terrorists

Via NYT: A nearly two-month lull in American drone strikes in Pakistan has helped embolden Al Qaeda and several Pakistani militant factions to regroup, increase attacks against Pakistani security forces and threaten intensified strikes against allied forces in Afghanistan, American and Pakistani officials say. The insurgents are increasingly taking advantage of tensions raised by an […]

Shocker: Schumer’s Bro-In-Law Nominated for Federal Judgeship

Via NY Post: . . .Sen. Charles Schumer’s brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey — a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul, The Post has learned. Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer’s sister, Fran, was named to the US District Court by […]