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Ex-Marine Turned ISIS Sympathizer Sentenced to 15 Years for Plotting San Francisco Terror Attack

4yrs ago from The Blaze
A California judge has sentenced a 27-year-old California man to 15 years in federal prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State and plotting a terrorist attack at Pier 39 in San Francisco, KPIX-TV reported. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill handed down the sentence to Everitt Aaron Jameson of Modesto on Monday as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. In June, the former U.S. Marine pleaded guilty to voicing his support for and aiding a terrorist organization last year between September and December. What happened? The FBI began watching Jameson after he "liked" or "loved" Facebook posts about terrorist attacks and the Islamic State, according to court documents, CNN reported. He also expressed support for the New York City terrorist attack on Oct. 31, 2017. Undercover FBI agents, who posed as ISIS supporters, made contact with Jameson and interacted with him. In later communications, Jameson expressed his readiness to …
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Pentagon Praises Macedonia for Repatriation of ISIS Foreign Fighters

4yrs ago from Washington Times
The Defense Department is lauding Macedonia’s decision Tuesday to repatriate a group of Islamic State foreign fighters captured in Syria, pressing other foreign nations to follow suit as part of an overall effort to address the growing issue of combat detainees taken off the battlefields of Syria and northern Iraq.
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GOP Rep. Introduces Legislation That Would Cut Foreign Aid to Pay for Border Wall

4yrs ago from The Blaze
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) filed a bill on Tuesday that would cut foreign aid to home countries of immigrants who illegally cross into the U.S. and use the funds to help build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. What are the details? The Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act would dock $2,000 in foreign aid to home countries for each citizen caught illegally entering America. Under the law, a fee would also be imposed on international wire transfers from the U.S., and foreign visitors would be charged a $25 fee with their I-94 forms. Currently, travelers to the U.S. pay $6 with the I-94 application. If Biggs' bill gets passed, that $6 charge would be allocated to the Land Border Inspection Fee Account, another $9 would be sent to the Secure the Southern Border Fund, and the remaining $10 would be used to pay the salaries of border patrol agents as well …
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Muslim Who Threatened to ‘physically Fight Zionists’ at Stanford Resigns as Dorm Adviser After Outcry

4yrs ago from The Blaze
A Muslim student leader at Stanford University who threatened in a Facebook post to “physically fight” Zionists on campus before later taking back his words has resigned as a dormitory residential assistant after fallout over his post. What's the background? Hamzeh Daoud wrote in his original post last month that he will “physically fight zionists on campus next year if someone comes at me with their ‘Israel is a democracy’ bulls**t ... and after I abolish your ass I’ll go ahead and work every day for the rest of my life to abolish your petty ass ethnosupremacist settler-colonial state,” the Stanford Daily said. Daoud — who served on the Undergraduate Senate — included a link in his post to an Israeli news site story with the headline, “Jewish nation-state law makes discrimination in Israel constitutional.” But about four hours later, Daoud altered the phrase “physically fight” by changing the word “physically” to “intellectually,” the …
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I Took the Excruciating 10-Mile Journey Through Israel’s Most Notorious Military Checkpoint That Adds Hours to the Daily Commute for 26,000 Palestinians

4yrs ago from Business Insider
The Qalandiya military checkpoint in the Palestinian West Bank is the main crossing for thousands of Palestinians to cross into East Jerusalem and Israel. Around 26,000 Palestinians make the excruciating commute every day. I recently went.
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Venezuela Says It Has Identified the Masterminds Behind the Alleged Drone Assassination Attempt on President Nicolas Maduro

4yrs ago from Business Insider
Venezuelan officials have identified the mastermind behind the apparent drone assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, Attorney General Tarek Williams Saab has said. The announcement comes after officials said they had arrested six suspects in connection to the alleged attack on Saturday.
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Israel Is Suspected in Assassination of Top Syrian Rocket Scientist Fixated on Attacking Israel

4yrs ago from The Week
On Saturday, a car bomb in Masyaf, Syria, killed key Syrian rocket scientist Aziz Asbar and his driver, and Syria and Hezbollah quickly pointed the finger at Israel. "In this case, the accusations were well founded," The New York Times reported Monday, citing information passed on by a senior intelligence official from an unidentified Middle Eastern nation. The official said Israel's Mossad assassinated Asbar who, as head of a top-secret weapons lab called Sector 4, was working assiduously with Iran to retrofit Syria's SM600 Tishreen rockets to create precision-guided missiles capable of accurately hitting Israeli cities. Only an Israeli prime minister can legally authorize a Mossad "negative treatment" operation, or assassination. "Israel did not claim responsibility," the Times notes. "It never does. But the Mossad has a long history of assassinating scientists developing weaponry seen as a threat," dating back to attempts on German scientists working for Egypt in the 1950s. Iran has been the Mossad's most frequent target recently. "Since 2007 it has assassinated six Iranians, most of them scientists involved in Iran's nuclear and missile programs on their way to work in the morning," the Times reports. "An Iranian general in charge of a missile project was also blown up in his headquarters along with 17 of his men," and "Israeli operatives have also killed a number of Syrians." You can read more about Israel's assassination program and Asbar's work and death at The New York Times. Peter Weber
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Trump Administration Should Focus on Saudi Arabia, Not the Palestinians

4yrs ago from Washington Times
President Trump has promised “the greatest” peace plan ever to settle what he concedes is the toughest negotiation of all: Peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The “Trump Peace Plan,” drafted by a team led by Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt, is the most widely discussed peace proposal not yet made. It should stay that way. The administration should avoid adding another peace plan to the list of failed U.S. efforts. It should work instead on improving Palestinian and Israeli security and well-being; its peace initiative should focus on Saudi Arabia, the Muslim State most likely to make peace with Israel.
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Why an 'Arab NATO' Must Keep Israel in the Mix

4yrs ago from Washington Times
The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a plan for a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the Middle East. The plan, which some in the White House and Middle East are calling an “Arab NATO” of Sunni Muslim allies can clearly be seen as one way to counter expansionism by Shi’ite Iran and referred to as the Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA).
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