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Missouri: Anti-Gun Media Continues its Attack on Senate Bill 656

As reported Wednesday, the anti-gun media in Missouri continues taking swings at Senate Bill 656, which was passed overwhelmingly by both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives.  Media outlets are attempting to make SB 656 into a bill that arms teachers….
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Missouri: Senate Bill 656 Under Attack by Anti-Gun Media

As we recently reported, the Missouri General Assembly overwhelming passed Senate Bill 656, which currently awaits approval by Governor Jay Nixon (D).  SB 656 is a major step forward to increase Missourians Second Amendment rights.  SB 656 contains many components to increase personal safety and public safety needs for law-abiding citizens in the…
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‘Would that have saved anybody?’ Cruz asks Menendez if Obama slept night of Benghazi attack [video]

Another version of “what difference does it make”?
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Rhode Island: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Turn Their Attack on Concealed Carry Process

On Tuesday, April 8, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 7587, sponsored by state Representatives Linda Finn (D-72), Christopher Blazejewski (D-2), Joseph Almeida (D-12), Arthur Handy (D-18) and Edith Ajello (D-1).  …
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Is the UN’s Attack on the Catholic Church’s Pro-Life Position a Prelude to Persecution?

On Wednesday morning the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its Concluding Observations concerning the Catholic Church’s treatment of children. In this widely-denounced document (see HLI’s statement here), the Committee chastises the Church for supposedly ignoring or refusing the rights of children. It called for the …
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Georgia: Self-Defense Under Attack

Barring postponement due to inclement weather, tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., the state Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee will hold a hearing on legislation that attacks your inherent right to self-defense.  Senate Bill 280, sponsored by state Senator Vincent Fort (D-39), would repeal an integral portion of Georgia’s self-defense law that allows an i…
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Jihadists Attack US Embassy in Afghan Capital on Christmas Day: Rockets Hit US Compound

But but but Obama told us that Afghanistan was the good war, the right war. That’s the war we should be fighting — remember that? More of Obama’s particular brand of …….genius. *cough* Obama’s “good” war is a disaster. He’s turned that country over to the savages. Now he tells us the Taliban is not the enemy. If not them, who? Obama. Two rocke…
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War in the Middle East: Israeli soldier killed by a Lebanese Army Sniper Attack

The Lebanese army is firing on Israeli soldiers. The absence of American leadership and solidarity with Israel has left a terrible vacuum in the Middle East, and evil loves a vacuum. “Israeli Soldier Killed in Lebanese Army Sniper Attack on Israel-Lebanon Border,” By Algemeiner, December 15, 2013 An Israeli soldier was killed by a Lebanese Army sni…
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Neo-Nazis Attack Group Protesting Them in Sweden; 28 Arrested, 4 Hospitalized

A neo-Nazi group called the Swedish Resistance Movement claimed responsibility for the attack.


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Prison Break: 40 Inmates Escape Libyan Prison After Attack by Gunmen


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Jihadis kill Egyptian soldiers in the bloodiest attack in the Sinai Peninsula in several years

They. can't. stop. killing.

"Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai car bomb attack"  By The Telegraph, November 20, 2013
Bomb hits army convoy in restive peninsula, where troops have been battling Islamist militants
Wednesday's bombing was the deadliest since an August 19 ambush by gunmen on a convoy of security forces that killed 25 policemen in the town of Rafah in North Sinai
Wednesday's bombing was the deadliest since an August 19 ambush by gunmen on a convoy of security forces that killed 25 policemen in the town of Rafah in North Sinai Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

 

At least 10 soldiers were killed and 35 wounded as a car bomb targeted an Egyptian army convoy Wednesday in the Sinai where security forces are battling Islamists, a security official said.

The bombing took place near El-Arish, regional capital of North Sinai where attacks on security forces have mounted since the army's ouster in July of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

A parked car blew up as the military convoy passed, the security official said.

Wednesday's bombing was the deadliest since an August 19 ambush by gunmen on a convoy of security forces that killed 25 policemen in the town of Rafah in North Sinai.

That attack was the bloodiest in the Sinai Peninsula in several years.

Dozens of soldiers and policemen have been killed in near daily attacks in Sinai, especially since Mr Morsi's July 3 ouster by the army.

Egypt's army has poured troops and armour into the restive peninsula to crush militant activity.

Security forces are also engaged in a sweeping crackdown on Islamist supporters of Morsi in other parts of the country.

The crackdown has resulted in more than 1,000 people being killed and more than 2,000 arrested nationwide since mid-August.

 

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ALERT! Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Stood Its Ground Against Attack

By an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 11-2, the Florida House Criminal Justice Committee defeated House Bill 4003 by Representative Alan Williams (D).  
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Michigan: Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Voted to Attack Your Right to Self-Defense


Last Wednesday, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners voted 5-4 to pass a resolution urging the Michigan Legislature and Governor Rick Snyder (R) to repeal Michigan’s important “Stand Your Ground” law, which would erode your inherent right to self-defense.  Voting in support of this misguided resolution were county commissioners Felicia Bradbec (D-District 4), Ronnie Peterson (D-District 6), Andy LaBarre (D-District 7), Yousef Rabhi (D-District 8) and Conan Smith (D-District 9).
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‘Insider Attack’: Afghan in Uniform Kills Three Foreign Special Forces Soldiers

KABUL (Reuters) – An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform shot dead three foreign special forces personnel on Saturday and wounded another, Afghan and Western military officials said, in the first apparent “insider attack” in several months.

Since last year, attacks by Afghan soldiers on their allies in the NATO-run ISAF force have become a serious problem, threatening to further undermine waning support for the war among Western nations sending troops here.

“Three International Security Assistance Force service members died when an individual wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform shot them in eastern Afghanistan today,” ISAF said in a statement.

An Afghan official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the three soldiers killed were special forces, though he declined to provide their nationality.

U.S. forces provide the bulk of ISAF troops in the east. The attack was the seventh reported insider attack this year, and 12 ISAF personnel have been killed.

The last reported insider attack was on July 9, when an Afghan soldier at a military base inKandahar shot dead one soldier and wounded three others.

“We can confirm that three ISAF service members were killed and one wounded by an individual wearing an ANSF uniform in Gardez,” said Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi.

The attack was shot dead by Afghan soldiers immediately after the attack, Azimi said.

Gardez is the capital of eastern Paktia, a volatile province that shares a porous border withPakistan and is a hub for the Haqqani network, an insurgent group associated with the Taliban.

Azimi said the ministry was investigating the incident.

Last year saw a record number of such attacks. Figures have dropped considerably this year, partly due to increased security and partly due to a reduction in the interaction between Afghan soldiers and their foreign counterparts, Western officials have said.

(Additional reporting and writing by Dylan Welch; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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‘This speech is becoming offensive’: Kirsten Powers, others shred Susan Rice’s justification for Syria attack

National Security Adviser Susan Rice addressed The New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., today, where she attempted to spell out why striking Syria is in the best interests of U.S. national security.

Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers was skeptical of Rice’s pitch from start to finish:

Other reaction to Rice:

We’ll close with things you can and can’t get away with in Susan Rice’s world:

Absolutely.


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Steve Rattner: We should attack Syria because if we don’t Obama will look silly

We have to give credit to former Obama car czar Steve Rattner for stating his argument so honestly.

Alas, we couldn’t find a single Twitter user who agreed:

https://twitter.com/DoubleEagle49/status/374237639001374722

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Citing multiple sources, AP and NY Times say there’s no hard evidence tying Assad to WMD attack

Matt Apuzzo is an Associated Press investigative reporter. Tonight he took to Twitter to raise doubts about the evidence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad to a nerve gas attack that reportedly killed more than 1,000 people east of Damascus on August 21. There’s no smoking gun, Apuzzo says.

From the AP story linked above:

President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has “concluded” that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians. Yet U.S. intelligence officials say questions remain about whether the attack could be linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad or high officials in his government.

More intelligence was being sought by U.S. officials. While a lower-level Syrian military commanders’ communications discussing a chemical attack had been intercepted, they don’t specifically link the attack to an official senior enough to tie the killings to Assad himself, according to one U.S. intelligence official and two other U.S. officials.

From the NY Times story linked above:

American officials said Wednesday there was no “smoking gun” that directly links President Bashar al-Assad to the attack, and they tried to lower expectations about the public intelligence presentation. They said it will not contain specific electronic intercepts of communications between Syrian commanders or detailed reporting from spies and sources on the ground.

But even without hard evidence tying Mr. Assad to the attack, administration officials asserted, the Syrian leader bears ultimate responsibility for the actions of his troops and should be held accountable.

“The commander in chief of any military is ultimately responsible for decisions made under their leadership,” said the State Department’s deputy spokeswoman, Marie Harf — even if, she added, “He’s not the one who pushes the button or says ‘go’ on this.”

[Emphasis added.]

There’s more:

From the Foreign Policy article:

With the United States barreling toward a strike on Syria, U.S. officials say they are completely certain that Bashar al-Assad’s government is responsible for last week’s chemical weapons attack. They just don’t know who in the Syrian government is to blame.

On Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf admitted as much. “The commander-in-chief of any military is ultimately responsible for decisions made under their leadership, even if … he’s not the one that pushes the button or said, ‘Go,’ on this,” Harf said. “I don’t know what the facts are here. I’m just, broadly speaking, saying that he is responsible for the actions of his regime. I’m not intimately familiar with the command and control structure of the Syrian military. I’m just not. But again, he is responsible ultimately for the decisions that are made.

[Emphasis added.]

Curious logic, that.


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