1. Gunmen, Suicide Bomber Attack Spanish Embassy in Kabul
At least two people were killed when the terrorists drove a car packed with explosives at a guest house belonging to the Spanish government, which was used to accommodate important dignitaries.
Witnesses reported hearing a loud blast following by piercing rounds of gunfire, suggesting that the militants may have managed to escape from the vehicle and engage in a firefight with security services. Local news sites reported that some of the terrorists may have managed to hole up in a nearby building.
2. FBI Director Goes Where Obama Doesn’t: Yes, It Is ‘Radical Islamic’ Terror
WASHINGTON, D.C. — FBI Director James Comey declared that “radical Islamic terrorism” is an “umbrella term” that accurately describes acts by “savages… [and] maniacs” in groups such as the Islamic State.
That is significant because President Barack Obama and other Democrats have refused to use the term “radical Islam” when describing terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims. Those jihad attacks include the Dec. 2 massacre in San Bernardino, California which killed 14 Americans.
During a national security discussion at the Newseum Wednesday night, Comey was asked by the moderator whether using “radical Islamists” to identify ISIS jihadists is productive and “whether people’s religious identity features in the assessment of the [terrorism] threat or if it’s more divisive to our society than valuable.”
3. USA: Cell phones in large numbers purchased and large numbers of propane tanks stolen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several Missouri law enforcement agencies have notified the FBI about a large amount of cell phone purchases from area Walmarts.
Now, another incident has some people wondering if we are in danger of a terrorist attack in our area. A large number of propane tanks have been reported stolen from several locations is Independence and Lee`s Summit.
At the end of November, a BP gas station in Lee`s Summit reported 18-20 propane tanks stolen from the outside cages. That same night the CVS on Southwest 3rd Street reported the exact same crime.
Two weeks later, the CVS on East 23rd Street in Independence was hit, and 28 tanks were stolen from that location.
Sources within law enforcement say they received an urgent safety email about the propane thefts.
More here on the 6 Walmarts that had large cell phone purchases
4. Poll the BBC told you about… and the one they didn’t: Petition calling on immigration to the UK to be stopped until ISIS is defeated has almost as many signatures as one calling for Trump to be barred
(Imagine if the UK poll on immigration was as widely publicized as the one against Trump)
A petition to ban Donald Trump from entering the UK last night became the most popular ever on Parliament’s website.
As of last night, more than 450,000 people had signed up to the call to ban the US presidential hopeful for hate speech in the wake of calls to ban Muslims from the US.
Started two weeks ago, before Trump’s comments that the US should bar all Muslims and that parts of the UK were no-go zones for police, it has comfortably passed the 100,000 threshold required to force the Commons to consider debating the issue.
However, until yesterday another petition demanding the UK close its borders had attracted almost as many signatures – but received less coverage in the media.
Police are believed to have been tipped off that an attempt would be made to free Turkish nationals Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi and Erun Izzet as they attended court to be sentenced for carjacking and firearms offences.
Another two men were arrested in a nearby street in connection with the incident.
(the DM has a video)
7. Stephen Coughlin on countering the ‘violent extremism’ deception.
(Like all Maj. Coughlin’s material, this video deserves our full attention)
8. Memo to politicians: It is a very bad idea to speculate about how many Muslims advocate terrorism
We didn’t have to wait long after Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants before another politician said something else off-color about the world’s fastest-growing religion.
This time, though, it was a Democrat who stepped into politically fraught territory. And in doing so, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) could complicate the line her party hopes to draw between Trump, xenophobia and the rest of the Republican Party.
Sanchez, who is running for the open U.S. Senate seat in her state, suggested Wednesday that up to 20 percent of Muslims want to establish an Islamic caliphate and are willing to use terrorism to get there.
(Reality is poking its thorny crown up through the loose earth of the leftist narrative. Lets hope it flourishes before the cost of its reimplementation grows much higher)
9. Leftist student up against D’souza. The Narrative Vs. reality. Who wins?
(Danesh uses some pretty flawed reasoning in a couple of ways in my opinion here, but its still entertaining. More here on this event)
10. Swiss arrest two Syrians; traces of explosives in car – media reports
GENEVA, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Two Syrian nationals were arrested in Geneva on Friday and traces of explosives were found in their car, the local newspaper Tribune de Geneve and Swiss television said.
The newspaper gave no details on the identity of the two men or the circumstances of their arrest. It said it was unclear whether the arrests were linked to a heightened security alert Geneva authorities had declared on Thursday. It remained in effect at level 3 on a scale of 5.
“Two men of Syrian origin were arrested in Geneva on Friday,” Swiss television said on its nightly news broadcast. “Traces of explosives were found in their car.”
Geneva officials were not immediately available to comment, but a source close to the case told Reuters that two men had been arrested, without giving any details.
Swiss media and Reuters have reported that authorities are looking for four men believed to have been in Geneva this week. A van with Belgian plates and two men entered Switzerland from France via the Jura mountains on Tuesday and went back to France after three few hours, Swiss television said.
11. Ted Cruz on his vision of dealing with the facts of islamic threats to civilization.
(The audio is very bad but they subtitled it. Weird as its so much easier to turn up the gain)
12. Prince Of World Beheading Champion Saudi Arabia Calls Trump “A Disgrace To America”
(Installing ad blockers seem to have prevented Zero Hedge from crashing my browser. Video at link above)
Thank you Maria J., Richard, M., Nash Montana, Buck, M., Gates of Vienna, Xanthippa,Johnny U. and others.
Quite a day already. But there are and will be events that show the side of Western liberal democracy is waking up and fighting back. 2016 will be the year of islamic terror and the OIC and new anti-free speech laws, but it may also be the year of PEGIDA and a new awakening for freedom and perhaps some intuitively unlikely structural changes in our political systems. Change can come fast and large if history shows us anything.
This is interesting. Here is an article that claims Trump is a Democrat plant. I think a real case can be made for that. He sucks all the air out of the room for the GOP and then quits the race leaving the US to have its bones picked by Clinton. But the other possibility here is that the left in the US has finally started to realize that solid ad hominem and grotesquely unfair attacks on Trump have rocket propelled him to the front of the line with the second guy in the line still waiting for a cab at his front door. Is it possible that they realized that by associating him more with the left than the far right as a slur they feel they can take him down?
Didn’t I say that the Brits would take a shine to Donald Trump’s suggestion? The Donald is exactly the kind of American that Brits tend to have a grudging respect for. They refer to them as, “Damn Yanks”. I predict that this Damn Yank is going to turn the UK on it’s head, followed by a raft of other countries.
If Aliens were watching this unfold they would be scratching their helium converters and saying, “Why are those Earthlings purposely letting enemy soldiers into their countries just before a war?” Come to think of it, I was wondering the same thing myself…
Alexander Hamilton, relevant as ever today, wrote in 1802: “The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education and family.”
Hamilton further warned that “The United States have already felt the evils of incorporating a large number of foreigners into their national mass; by promoting in different classes different predilections in favor of particular foreign nations, and antipathies against others, it has served very much to divide the community and to distract our councils. It has been often likely to compromise the interests of our own country in favor of another.”
He predicted, correctly, that “The permanent effect of such a policy will be, that in times of great public danger there will be always a numerous body of men, of whom there may be just grounds of distrust; the suspicion alone will weaken the strength of the nation, but their force may be actually employed in assisting an invader.”
The survival of the American republic, Hamilton maintained, depends upon “the preservation of a national spirit and a national character.” He asserted, “To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens the moment they put foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.”
As Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., pointed out in a scathing speech opposing the Leahy amendment: “It is well settled that applicants don’t have the constitutional right or civil right to demand entry to the United States. … As leaders, we are to seek the advancement of the Public Interest. While billions of immigrants may benefit by moving to this country, this nation state has only one responsibility. We must decide if such an admission complies with our law and serves our national interest.”
Put simply, unrestricted open borders are unwise, unsafe and un-American. A country that doesn’t value its own citizens and sovereignty first won’t endure as a country for long.
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Repeating this endlessly:
If a “religion” is in fact hostile to our country and our people as islam is, becaues sharia law / the hadith and the quran are all in direct conflict with our Constitution, our customs and values, there is no reason for importing it or its adherents.
The Constitution is not a suicide pact. Though we have religious freedom we are not bound to accept a religion that is contrary to or detrimental to our Republic. There is nothing in the Constitution and Amendments, Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence that would cause me to think that religious freedom would include any religion(s) that will not allow the freedom of others to practice their religion. DMH
I love it when people say that Trump’s call to temporarily ban Muslims is unconstitutional and unAmerican and so “not-who-we-are”. Do they really think that if they could get Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin on the damn phone and ask them if they would be in favor of letting hundreds-of-thousands of Muslims into the country, that they would think it was a good idea? Ridiculous!
If they could ban Nazis from entering the country in 1944, why can’t they ban Muslims now? It’s the same thing. It’s about a hateful, violent, supremacist ideology. Try to remember, folks, that such an ideology killed fifty million people between 1939 and 1945. Fifty million… That makes ideology the most dangerous thing there is…when you think about it…
If Hitler hadn’t invaded the USSR the left would have been screaming against everything the US did in the war instead of just dropping nukes.The left thinks they can use the Moslems to destroy the west and then control them.
If you pay attention to the left you will discover that they claim everything they dislike or disagree with is either illegal or unconstitutional or both, they things they claim are illegal or unconstitutional are rarely either. Just as the people the left attacks are rarely anything like what the left claims.
And all the time convincing themselves that they are the only good, kind, altruistic, intelligent people on the planet – the only people who really care about anything. It’s maddening, isn’t it?
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are left wing, and those who are informed…
If you pay attention to what is happening you will see the left is starting to call for violence, some what to kill Trump and some want to kill h is supporters. The Brown Shirts are starting to use violence and the Black Shirts are starting to come out.
The Brown Shirts of Nazi Germany = the Gaystopo
The Black Shirts of Nazi Germany = Black Lives Matter.
regarding #3 about the bulk cell phone purchases across state lines (buyers from Michigan, purchased in Missouri)…perhaps the cell phones are to be replacements for existing cell phones which may hold incriminating evidence?
As for the point of sale in Missouri….related?
Deer cam captures unusual movement taken in very rural Frederiscktown Missouri private land surrounded by state/federal private land, on a mountain w/limited access.
3 consecutive images – only one moving quick – most people would know where there is a corn pile/there is a camera. Same man seen by John Wooldridge next day and reported he spoke foreign language. Police report made. (text truncated from blurred image)
About that deer cam photo…Explosives Found by Hunter, Detonated in Missouri Forest dated 10/19/2015
Don’t forget the propane tanks stolen in the Kansas City Metro area, while I wouldn’t make the attack anywhere near where the phones were purchased and the propane stolen who knows what they are thinking.
My original thought (before i heard about the propane theft) was that they were to replace other burner phones in various hands that had been used long enough for the Feds to be on to them but combined with the propane theft at least part of them are going to be used to detonate bombs, From what I remember from the Army manuals in a highly concentrated confined area every cubic foot of space equals the explosive force of one stick of 40% Nitro Dynamite. The stolen propane will make fine FAE bombs
The sycophants of the ruling scum now desecrating the Mother of Parliaments closed off the pro-banning Muslim entry Petition before the anti-Trump one when it became apparent that the former was kicking the latter into touch, thus giving the predatory mass of ‘British’ Ropers and their almost endless cohorts of Lemming-like useful idiots the apparent numerical edge.