A new investigation has revealed that the U.S. government has paid more than $150million to groups that fund terror attacks against American soldiers.
The findings have been reported by the Pentagon itself as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction compiled a list of 43 such companies who are connected to Taliban leaders who have arranged bombs and attacks on American targets.
‘It’s like the United States government subsidizing the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Haqqani network, those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers,’ New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen told ABC News.
The Haqqani Network may be lesser known of those three groups, but they are familiar to security experts.
The group has been blamed for the attack on the American embassy in Kabul in 2011 that left 16 people dead.
Rather than give money to the group directly, the way that American funds have made its way through to the organization is via a road construction company that is owned by the Haqqani Network.
The company is one of 43 such private companies that the government has given contracts to, and although they have denied the connection to the Haqqani Network, the Pentagon still listed them in the report.
Red tape and bureaucracy are keeping these contracts from being immediately pulled in light of the new revelations.
‘The reason they’ve given us is that it’s not fair to these contractors that the evidence that we’ve presented, and this is evidence collected by the United States government, is classified,’ said Special Inspector General John Sopko.
‘That’s the absurdity of it. We can probably attack them via drone on Monday and we’ll issue them a contract on Tuesday,’ the told ABC News.
All told, the 43 contracts that have been highlighted by Mr Sopko’s department’s report total more than $150million.
‘I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. government believe we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract,’ Mr Sopko wrote in a report he submitted to Congress last July.
‘I feel such a position is not only legally wrong, it is contrary to good public policy and contrary to our national security goals in Afghanistan.’
Following the report, the Army put out a statement saying that the companies have not be awarded new contracts in light of the findings, but they did not say anything about ending the contracts currently in place.
‘The army takes seriously any allegations of improper contractor activities and has vigorous processes to ensure that those with whom we do business are not supporting the insurgency or otherwise opposing U.S. and collation forces in Afghanistan,’ the statement said.
On Wednesday June 26, 2013 reports began to pop up across the Arabic world citing an internal Libyan government memo that has not yet been acknowledged in the American press.
The memo is pictured here:
Multiple sources have confirmed this document details several confessions of the six Egyptians in Libyan custody for the 9.11.12 bombing of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
The document details the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as being involved with and in the funding, support, planning, and execution of the attack.
What is unique about this document is that its content wasn’t leaked to the press in some sort of salacious move. This is simply an interdepartmental memo from the Libyan National Security offices in Tripoli to the Ministry of the Interior. Written solely as a perfunctory after-action report as the results of the Libyan investigation in the events of that night.
It was prepared by Mahmoud Ibrahim Sharif, the Director of National Security of Libya.
In his report Sharif conveys that the Libyan investigation unearthed an Egyptian (terror) cell that had been involved in the planning and execution of the attack. Six confessions from those arrested at the scene – all of them Egyptian – and all connected to the U.S. terror watch listed group Ansar al-Sharia.
Concerning the most important claim of the Libyan memo, Raymond Ibrahim, (an American research librarian, translator, and author, whose focus is Arabic history, language, and current events) indicates that “during interrogations, these Egyptian jihadi cell members ‘confessed to very serious and important information concerning the financial sources of the group and the planners of the event and the storming and burning of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi…. And among the more prominent figures whose names were mentioned by cell members during confessions: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi…’”
The investigation also seems to have unearthed a video taken the night of the attack in which members of the jihadists identify themselves as being sent personally by “Dr. Morsi.”
If in fact Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was even remotely involved, tacitly aware, or even seen giving nodding approval, why on earth did President Obama turn around and deliver 16 fighter jets and 200 tanks to the Egyptian regime roughly three months later?
Why was Morsi invited to the White House in September 2012? Then invited for December 5, 2012? Then February 2013, then March? Why does his visit get continually postponed as though the White House seems to know something about him and his visit that they are not comfortable with?
Why was the President so thoroughly unreachable when the attack took place, and for a period of six to eight hours, incapable of accounting for where he was as the worst of it played out?
Why did Hillary Clinton give her support to the Brotherhood’s pet project at the United Nations–to declare blasphemy of Islam a global crime?
Why did the Obama White House and the National Security Council meet with and host a Muslim Brotherhood radical on June 13, 2013? (Who is the personal assistant to a terrorist so extreme his presence is not even allowed in the U.S.?) And only confess to it when it finally is reported by the press?
And why does the current administration have as many as a half dozen mid to upper level appointees that have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood–either directly or through Brotherhood member organizations?
If you thought the answer the White House gave us on the IRS targeting of conservative groups was lame, wait till we get answers to these questions!
This document was merely a finding of the internal investigation of the Libyan investigators the Libyan internal authorities, but its findings should be printed on the front page of the New York Times.
The very sad reality of this Libyan memo, may be something too harsh for the average American to grasp.
Is it possible that something even more sinister was playing out on the night of 9.11.12, and the rationale for all the lies about the incendiary video, and Dr. Susan Rice, and the changing of the story during a Presidential debate, was in fact to keep us from having the bigger story told?
Was Egypt part of the intentional set-up with the out-of-the-blue protest at the American embassy initiated by the Morsi government to help give the Obama administration the cover for the narrative about “the video?”
There is no doubt that when Obama had the choice to assist Hosni Mubarak–who while far from perfect–kept a tight leash on the extremist elements under his rule, chose instead to push Mubarak aside in favor of the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi.
And the questions persist… “why?”
Another question that also now rises: “Will the White House press corps do its job and press for answers on Egyptian involvement in 09.11.12?”
Will Congressional committees re-evaluate aid to Egypt in light of this finding? Will ANYONE in Washington take a step to do what is right, to make amends to a slain ambassador’s family, the families of two Navy Seals, and a retired Airman who all lost their lives trying to serve the country they believed in?
There are a lot of questions to be answered just from the revelation of this report.
Does anyone care to do what is necessary for justice in light of it?
Curiously, a massive wave of anti-Obama sentiment in Egypt has been utterly ignored by vintage media, even though the protests may be the largest in all of human history.
Consider the dichotomy: Obama 2011: Mubarak Must Go; Obama Today: ‘It’s not our job to choose who Egypt’s leaders are’.
A video was released today revealing how a terrorist with a gun attacked the Family Research Council office in Washington last fall with the intention of killing everyone he could.
The attacker was unsuccessful and was subdued after shooting building manager Leo Johnson in the arm and injuring him.
Floyd Lee Corkins II now has entered a plea of guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, and during an interview with the FBI fingered the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center for describing publicly the FRC as a “hate” group, and listing it that way on the Internet.
The video reveals Corkins entering the building and approaching Johnson, then leaning over to place his backpack on the floor. When he straightens up, Corkins points a handgun – a loaded semi-automatic – directly at Johnson and fires.
Despite being wounded in the arm, Johnson is able to subdue Corkins after a brief struggle.
It is during an interview with FBI officers later when Corkins fingers the SPLC for his inspiration.
Asked by the FBI how he picked the FRC to attack, Corkins states, “It was a, uh, Southern Poverty Law, lists, uh, anti-gay groups. I found them online. I did a little bit of research, went to the website, stuff like that.”
The FRC reports when Corkins later pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, the SPLC “was connected in federal court in this first domestic terrorism conviction in Washington, D.C., under the post 9/11 law.”
“Floyd Corkins admitted his intention to ‘kill the people in the building and then smear a Chick-fil-A sandwich in their face,” the FRC explained. “The Southern Poverty Law Center has thus far refused to remove Family Research Council as a ‘hate group’ from its target map.”
WND had reported a day earlier that the link was made between the terrorist and the SPLC.
Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, the executive vice president of FRC and also a member of the board of WND.com, said he’d like the U.S. government and its agencies to discontinue using, citing or working with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
And he said the media should quite quoting the SPLC, citing from its reports and writing and reporting on its claims.
According to the government’s sentencing memorandum in the case against Corkins, who is now expected to be sentenced sometime in June, the “mass killing of innocent civilians” was averted narrowly by “the heroic intervening actions of Leonardo Johnson, a building manager/security guard who was seriously injured as a result.”
It happened when Corkins came to the FRC office intending to shoot everyone he could, but was stopped by Johnson, who wrestled Corkins into submission even though he had been shot in the arm.
See “Jihad in America: The Grand Deception,” which reveals the threat that is hidden in plain sight for Americans.
Among the counts to which Corkins has pleaded guilty is an “Act of [Domestic] Terrorism while Armed.”
During an FBI interview of Corkins after he was taken into custody, an agent asked Corkins, “What was your intention… You’re… a political activist you said?”
Corkins responded: “Yeah, I wanted to kill the people in the building and then smear a Chicken-fil-A sandwich on their face.”
FBI: “And you, what was your intention when you went in there with the gun?”
Corkins: “Uh, it was to kill as many people as I could.”
Key to the case, according to the government’s document, was that “He had identified the FRC as an anti-gay organization on the Southern Poverty Law Center website.”
FRC officials repeatedly have explained they adhere to a biblical perspective on homosexuality, but are not “anti-gay.”
“Consistent with his statement to the FBI, a… search of Corkins’s family computer revealed that on the afternoon of Sunday, August 12, Corkins used the computer to visit the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website, as well as the websites for the FRC and the second organization on his handwritten list. The FBI later recovered from Corkins’s home several printed Mapquest and Google maps, dated August 12, 2012, for directions to the FRC and the second organization, as well as the pad of stationary paper used by Corkins to create his handwritten list of targets,” the government explained.
A WND message left with Rebecca Sturtevant of the SPLC requesting a comment did not generate a response.
A man is under arrest after police say he posted threats against police on his Facebook account and then attacked officers while naked when they went to his home to check on him.
According to an arrest report, officers went to 42-year-old Joshua Patrick Hilt’s Phillips Street home to check on him after he posted threats on his Facebook page that he was going to kill cops and himself.
Officers had gone to home earlier in the evening to check on Hill and at the time, they said Hill did not meet the criteria for a Baker Act, which under Florida law allows for involuntary mental health examination of an individual.
Two officers then returned to Hilt’s home around 11:30 p.m. to check on him and as they were speaking with him, he got upset, started yelling and took off his clothes.
The arrest report says that one of the officers told Hilt he was under arrest and when the officer went to subdue him, Hilt grabbed the officer who in turn tackled Hilt to the ground.
While on the ground, Hilt and the officer punched each other and the officer deployed his Taser striking Hilt, police say. Investigators say Hilt then grabbed the Taser and used it on the officer. Another officer then got the Taser away from Hilt but was tased in the process.
Police then say that officer used pepper spray on Hilt to no avail and the officer used his baton, striking Hilt in his arms and legs.
Other officers arrived and were finally able to subdue Hilt and put him in handcuffs.
A total of four Orlando police officers were injured.
Two officers were treated at the scene by Orange County Fire Rescue. Two other officers were taken to Florida Hospital South for injuries. One officer was treated for head and arm injuries and the other was treated for an arm injury.
Hilt was also taken to Florida Hospital South where he was treated for minor injuries before being taken to the Orange County Jail.
Hilt has been charged with five counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of depriving an officer’s means of protection/communication, five counts of resisting officer-interference with a law enforcement officer with violence, exposure of sexual organs, and indecent exposure.
A 49-year-old Florida woman was arrested last month for exposing her backside to her boyfriend and a teen boy after she attacked them with papayas.
A Vero Beach police arrest report published by TCPalm.com on Tuesday showed that when officers responded to the March 10 disturbance, Suzanne Evlarina Wasden met them and her “pants were partway down exposing her buttocks.”
“The defendant was very intoxicated,” the report stated. “The defendant had blood on her arms and shirt.”
Wasden told police that the skirmish had started when her boyfriend showed up wanting “birthday sex.”
Police spoke to a 16-year-old neighbor who said that Wasden had come to his his trailer earlier in the evening “wanting a cigarette and beer.”
“When she didn’t [get] one, she started yelling and screaming,” according to the report. The suspect allegedly began hitting the boyfriend and pushed him into some glass.
The teen “said that the defendant then started throwing papayas at them.”
At that point, Wasden reportedly pulled her jeans down and said, “Kiss my butt.”
“That was something that none of us wanted to see,” the teen explained to police.
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office records indicated that Wasden was arrested on misdemeanor disorderly intoxication charges and released on $500 bond two days later. She was scheduled appear in court on Tuesday morning.
Wasden had been previously arrested in November of 2012 and has a “Georgia peach” tattoo on her right ankle.
A courtroom surveillance camera has captured the terrifying moment a man brutally assaulted his ex-girlfriend as she sought an order of protection against him.
Rashad Greene, 30, was left alone with his grandmother and 28-year-old ex-girlfriend after Magistrate Tracy Stoner briefly left the Summit County courtroom in Ohio on Friday.
They had attended the hearing after the woman applied for a restraining order against Greene, whom she said threatened and abused her, on January 16.
Calm before the storm: Rashad Greene talks with his ex and his grandmother after they are left alone
Attack: He suddenly jumps up from the chair and lunges at the woman, who tries to escape
In the footage, the magistrate leaves the room and Greene can be seen yelling and becoming increasingly agitated as his ex-girlfriend sits around the other side of the table.
He suddenly jumps to his feet and lunges towards her as she tries to run away.
When his grandmother attempts to get in between the pair, Greene just pushes her out of the way, grabs his ex-girlfriend and throws her to the floor.
As he is seen punching her, a sheriff’s deputy enters the room and subdues him with a stun gun – as the horrified magistrate watches helplessly.
Violent: He catches her and pushes her to the ground as the magistrate returns to the room
Stopped: A sheriff’s deputy uses a stun gun to subdue Greene as he beats the woman
The officer places handcuffs on Greene as the beaten woman stumbles to her feet. She needed medical attention for a head injury but was released from hospital.
Greene was arrested for domestic violence and booked into the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond.
An Akron Municipal Court judge also signed a temporary protection order barring Greene from having contact with his ex-girlfriend.
The victim has now been left wondering why she was left alone with a man she was seeking protection against, the Akron-Beacon Journal reported.
Arrest: Greene was arrested for domestic violence and booked into the county jail
‘I went there, I told [the magistrate] I was in fear for my life and that I had children to take care of,’ she told the paper. ‘Once the judge walked out, I was in fear.
‘I thought he was about to kill me… I was just thinking about my life and [how] I wanted to go home with my children.’
Susan Tucker, the court’s community outreach director, said that this is the first time a victim has been attacked in the courtroom.
‘The reality is, and I think most of us in the domestic violence field know, that anything can happen at any time,’ she said. ‘And even if the magistrate had been there, if he had decided to do this, he would have done it anyway.’
She added that there are two sheriff’s deputies in the courthouse and funding is not available to have any more – yet after this incident, the court is re-examining its policies and funding.
‘We are certainly going to look at what we need to do in order to keep everyone safer,’ she said.
Lara Logan is blonde, beautiful, and utterly fearless. The 60 Minutes correspondent has been covering the Egyptian uprising from Tahrir Square, at great personal risk. On the day Hosni Mubarak unleashed the Camels of Crackdown, and foreign reporters came under attack by regime supporters, she was detained by Egyptian security forces and forced to endure “a harrowing night of being held blindfolded and forced into a stress position,” according to a NY Daily News report. (Hey, has Illinois senator Dick Durbin compared those Egyptian security forces to Nazis yet, the way he described American soldiers at Guantanamo Bay?)
Logan did not flee Egypt after this experience. She was still in Tahrir Square to cover the jubilant celebration after Mubarak stepped down. According to a CBS News statement, she was surrounded by “a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy” and “suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.” She is now safely back in the United States, at home with her husband and two kids, recovering from her injuries.
Logan’s horrifying experience and matchless courage did not impress Nir Rosen, a left-wing journalist and fellow at the New York University Center on Law and Security. Using Twitter, which is a loaded gun placed in the hands of idiots around the globe, he described her sexual assault as an effort to “outdo Anderson” – a reference to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who was punched in the head during the earlier outbreak of violence against journalists. While later conceding “it’s wrong what happened to her,” and “I don’t support that,” he mused that it “would have been funny if it happened to Anderson too.” He dismissed the brutal sexual assault on Logan by saying “she was probably groped like thousands of other women.”
Why was Rosen – who has been published by the likes of Time and The New Yorker – so callous in his dismissal of fellow journalist Lara Logan’s ordeal? Because she was a “war monger.” As he said during a later, exasperated Tweet after he came under fire, “Jesus Christ, at a moment when she is going to become a martyr and glorified we should at least remember her role as a major war monger.” His contempt was earned by Logan’s defense of Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal, after Rolling Stone ran a hit piece on him.
Rosen was initially annoyed by the firestorm of criticism against him, issuing a grudging and profanity-laced apology for “being insensitive” while insisting he was “rolling my eyes at all the attention she will get.” Eventually he downgraded his condition to “deeply ashamed,” offering “heartfelt apologies to Ms. Logan, her family, her friends, and all women too.” His last-ditch attempt to save his career ultimately failed, as he resigned from his fellowship at NYU this morning.
The Nir Rosen saga is the latest example of the Left’s doctrine of “conditional humanity,” in which the most vulgar and disgusting displays of contempt and hatred are acceptable against political and class enemies, because liberals reserve the right to rescind their humanity as punishment for dissent. Lara Logan was not a woman brutalized by a mob, or even a heroic journalist risking her life for a story, to Rosen. His reflexive response was to look at her politically inconvenient defense of designated liberal hate fetish Stanley McChrystal and devolve her from a woman, journalist, or human being into a “war monger” whose suffering amused him.
You get a lot of this garbage from the Left. Look at the clowns protesting outside the Koch Brothers estate, cheerfully calling for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to be returned to the fields as a farm slave, or hung by the neck until dead, along with his wife. Look at the paragons of tolerance and love who filled the Internet with death threats against Sarah Palin, because they held her somehow responsible for the Jared Loughner shooting. Look at the disgusting AlterNet writer who called black GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain a “black Garbage Pail kid” who performs “authentic negritude” as “wish fulfillment for white conservative fantasies.”
Rosen is not an aberration – he’s an outspoken proponent of leftist philosophy with a long resume of publication, and academic credentials. He didn’t just squirt out one poorly-phrased Tweet that he instantly regretted. He invested a great deal of energy defending his position, becoming increasingly peevish with those who called him on the carpet. He’s not an outright loon like Debbie Schlussel, the “conservative commentator” who has been saying the attack on Logan “warms her heart” because she likes it when “reporters who openly deny that Islam is violent and constantly promote it get the same kinds of threats of violence I get every day from Muslims.”
Let me offer a bit of moral guidance for those who remain confused: People do not surrender their humanity when they adopt dissenting views. Rape and assault are horrific crimes to be unconditionally condemned without hesitation, no matter who the victim is, or what she does for a living. There is nothing “heartwarming” or “funny” about it. If you think there is, and you’re prepared to spend your days explaining your warm heart or tickled funny bone to the rest of us, it’s time for you to back away from the keyboard for a while, and think about the danger to your own humanity.