July 4, 1976

As an American I still feel enormous pride in what Israel did 43 years ago today. As the linked essay states, Israel — the bulwark of democracy in the Middle East — proved the war against Islamic fascism was indeed winnable.

[…] In the decade preceding Entebbe, Palestinian terrorists were responsible for at least 50 skyjackings. Exasperated Western nations took measured comfort in the fact that finally, a resilient nation with backbone, took resolute military action against those waging war on civilization. Following the rescue, the skyjacking scourge declined measurably, and the Baader-Meinhof terror cell responsible for carrying out the hijacking jointly with the PFLP became largely ineffectual thanks to the liquidation of two of its central members as well as post-raid resignations and defections. Most importantly, Israel demonstrated to the world in spectacular fashion that the war on terror was indeed winnable.

“Pulse”- Stopping: Terrorist Attack at Florida LGBT Night Club

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This post will be UPDATED as more information to the developing story is released.

He came to kill…

It is being called the deadliest mass shooting in US history. At this posting at least 50 people are dead, with at least 53 people in the hospital.

Omar Mateen, 29 year old US Muslim citizen born in New York of Afghan parents. He was a licensed security officer and also had a Statewide Firearms License. And worth noting he was a registered democrat voter who beat his wife. I guess Omar wasn’t on board with all the liberal democrat pro-LGBT, feminist, “Islam is peaceful”, anti-gun thing(s).

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The attack began at around 2 a.m. Sunday, with the “Pulse” Twitter account tweeting for everybody to get out of the building because of an active shooter amid several dozen rounds having been fired.

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Patrons trapped inside the building, and those who made it to the outside, began a frantic Twitter feed for help…

The siege and exchange with local SWAT police came to an end at about 6:30 am Sunday, with the gunman being shot dead. For this OPD officer, There by The Grace of God

Mateen used an AR-15 and a revolver to open fire in a mass shooting in a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Fla. overnight. It is also being said he ‘had a “device” with him or on his body’ during the attack. Hearing now “suicide vest”, and “he had made threats in the past”. The FBI was, let’s just say, familiar with Omar Mateen.

Mateen had taken many hostage inside the nightclub “Pulse” for several hours during the attack, many hunkering down in place or hiding in closets and wherever else they could find sanctuary inside the building…

Club-goer Rob Rick said it happened around 2 a.m., just before closing time.

“Everybody was drinking their last sip,” he said.

He estimated more than 100 people were still inside when he heard shots, got on the ground and crawled toward a DJ booth. A bouncer knocked down a partition between the club area and an area in the back where only workers are allowed. People inside were able to then escape through the back of the club.

Christopher Hansen said he was in the VIP lounge when he started hearing gunshots. He continued to hear shooting even after he emerged, where police were telling people to back away from the club. He saw injured people being tended to across the street.

While his father has come out and given an apology topped off with the typical defense of Islam, police are saying Mateen had ‘leanings to radical Islamic terrorism’. The father also claimed his terrorist son became upset after witnessing two men kissing in Miami several months ago.

Jazz Shaw @ HotAir:

If you’ll forgive a bit of skepticism on my part, that sounds unlikely. I’m not saying that Seddiqui couldn’t have been anti-gay. (Islamic terrorists aren’t exactly known for taking part in pride parades, after all.) But that’s a pretty violent reaction for having “seen two men kissing.” The guy lives in northern Florida and this is the first time in almost thirty years he’s run across two gay guys engaging in a PDA?

So far we have heard “domestic terrorism” and even a smattering of “hate crime” used in the reporting of this. I am waiting for the ‘blame the gun … guns too easily available’ activists to start on the burying of the core facts in this attack. Oh, wait. Here we go, and by none other than Comrade deBlasio in NYC:

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A good friend of mine on Facebook writes:

Are we awake yet?

Forget politics in this. This is not a “hate crime”, not a “tragedy”, not a “mass shooting” these are political terms. This is a planned assault as an extension of a global Jihad, this is Radical Islam at war. From our end this is the outcome of allowing to much PC in the threat assessment. This is what happens when you call planned terrorist attacks work place violence. We are at war. Wake up.

If today you are watching the news and the powers that be talk of hate crimes, or call for more gun control, or our highest priority is to ensure there is no anti muslim graffiti on the shit house walls, then the powers that be have learned nothing, realize then you are totally on your own. Some of you already suspect as much. As always, be prepared and avoid crowds….

Good advice from a man who works as a firefighter/EMS, and works closely with police.

It’s not “domestic terrorism”, damn it.
It’s “TERRORISM”.
And these “lone wolves” are special-ops for ISIS or whatever central terrorist group they are loyal to, and they have been given marching orders to attack within our country.

Omar Mateen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Police said there was blood everywhere inside Pulse, and veteran SWAT officers were shaken by the scene.

PJM: Orlando Night Club Attack by ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorist Previously Investigated by FBI

Sen. Marco Rubio issues statement on mass shooting and calls for blood donations for hospitals treating victims

BLOOD DONATION LINES GROW IN ORLANDO AFTER SHOOTING

Some headlines from FOX News and Drudge Report:

SATURDAY NIGHT SLAUGHTER…
HE WAS ‘WEARING A SUICIDE VEST’…
OPENED FIRE ON DANCEFLOOR…

‘BLOOD EVERYWHERE’…
MUSIC STOPPED, THEN SCREAMS…
VIDEO: SHOT AFTER SHOT AFTER SHOT…
DISNEY ON ALERT…
TERRORISM HITS FLORIDA…
@PULSE…
ISIS ANNOUNCED FLORIDA THREAT 3 DAYS AGO…
Gunman Identified As OMAR MIR SEDDIQUE MATEEN; Born To Afghan Parents…

Imam speaking in Orlando said gays must be killed out of ‘compassion’…

WHO IS OMAR MATEEN? Florida nightclub shooter had made threats in the past, reports claim

CANDIDATES REACT: Clinton, Trump, Sanders react to Orlando nightclub massacre

VIDEO: Mass shooting at nightclub in Orlando

VIDEO: Police chief says gunman had something on him

VIDEO: Officials provide update on nightclub shooting

VIDEO: FBI says Orlando shooter may have ties to terror

VIDEO: Authorities investigate motive behind Orlando Mass shooting

VIDEO: Newt Gingrich on how Islamic supremacy threatens gay rights

VIDEO: Ben Carson says We have to get much more serious about terror

VIDEO: Police say 50 casualties in Orlando shooting

A “Religion of Peace” Update…

As always, it is what it is

Stuart Varney @ FBN @ Facebook: The family of one of the San Bernardino terrorists is set to receive $250,000 in life insurance benefits. (Video)

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Refugee translator denied visa despite helping US forces fears being sent to die at hands of Taliban … Perhaps he and his family should fly to Mexico and then come across our Southwestern border without Visas, just like everyone else does.

As FBN’s Stuart Varney pointed out at the top, this administration is allowing into our country thousands upon thousands of unchecked and unvetted “refugees”. Yet, here is a man and his family who now face torture and death at the hands of the evil and barbaric enemy he helped our troops fight against, saving their lives through his loyalty and translations being thrown under the bus by this radical Islamic-appeasing administration.

Analysis: Iran has supported the Taliban’s insurgency since late 2001

Accused Somali war criminal found working as DC airport security guard

Muslim girl picks Vermont school after refusing The Citadel offer over hijab policy

Mass sexual assault reported at Germany music festival: The attacks are similar to those reported in Cologne and other cities on New Year’s Eve

Somalia forces end extremist siege of hotel, 15 killed

Outrage after 17-year-old Egyptian girl dies after botched FGM operationFemale genital mutilation (FGM) is banned in Egypt since 2007 but the brutal practice is still widespread in the country and especially in rural areas … The family, especially the father/males/and the ‘man’ who was performing the butchery, should be held accountable, tried, and punished as murderers.

Saudi father shoots doctor shortly after he delivered his wife’s baby because he didn’t want a man to see his spouse naked

Syrians suspected of planning ISIS attack arrested in Germany

German Parliament labels killings of Armenians as genocide

Ukraine uncovers plot to smuggle ISIS sympathizers into Europe

US-backed forces launch operation to retake ISIS-held Syrian town near Turkish border

Pakistani woman dies after being set on fire for rejecting marriage proposal

Sweden stirs debate with women-only swimming, in nod to Muslims

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And the “BIG” news update:

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Flattened! Terrifying 20st ISIS executioner dubbed The Bulldozer is ‘captured’ by the Syrian army and dumped half-naked in the back of a truck

Obese jihadi was member of terror group’s so-called Chopping Committee
Footage appears to show militant after he was captured by Syrian forces
He is seen topless and grimacing with hands tied behind his back in truck
Masked militant has beheaded dozens of prisoners with three-foot sword

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EgyptAir 804: Terrorism Cannot be Easily Shrugged-Off … DEVELOPING

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Just 10 miles into Egyptian airspace: The flight from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt sets-off red lights, being the hot bed of terrorism Paris has become, and the fact the radical Islamic factions are not happy with Egypt’s very vocal and active anti-terrorism stance…

(FOX News) – Terror cannot be ruled in or out in the overnight crash of a Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that went down in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 aboard early Thursday, hours after departing from Paris, Egypt’s top aviation official said Thursday.

Speaking from Cairo, Egyptian Minister of Aviation Sherif Fathy said all officials can confirm for now is that the AirBus 320, which left Charles de Gaulle Airport at 11:09 p.m. local time Wednesday and was due in Cairo at 3:15 a.m., “vanished.”

“I’m not excluding any theory,” Fathy said. “I’m also going to use the term ‘vanished’ plane until we find the wreckage of the plane — if there is any wreckage — and until we know what happened for sure.

“There are hypotheses and theories about what happened, but we want to be professional,” he said. “We have to make sure we find out where the plane is and then we can start to do our job of determining the cause of this incident.”
Flight 804 was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two babies, three security staff and seven crew members, officials said. Fathy said identities would not be released until relatives could be contacted, but described those on board as including 15 French passengers, 30 Egyptians, one Briton, two Iraqis, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Algerian and one Canadian.

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The passenger jet was lost from radar at 2:45 a.m. Cairo time when it was flying at 37,000 feet 175 miles north of the Egyptian coast, the airline said.

“The plane carried out a 90-degree turn to the left and a 360-degree turn to the right, falling from 37,000 to 15,000 feet and the signal was lost at around 10,000 feet,” Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told a news conference Thursday.

“All this says is that the plane was destabilized . . . it doesn’t say why,” David Learmount, a leading British air analyst, told Fox News.

Learmount said it is possible that a bomb or someone with a gun or knife entering the cockpit could de-stabilize a plane, but also pointed out that a mechanical or technical defect, as well as human error, could also de-stabilize the aircraft…

The pilot and copilot had considerable thousands of flight hours between them.
Developing info says the aircraft was flying sharply erratically in its flight path before going down. The plane’s passanger manefest shows several passangers aboard were from various contries active centers for ongoing terrorism:

Flight 804 was carrying 56 passengers, including one child and two babies, three security staff and seven crew members, officials said. Fathy said identities would not be released until relatives could be contacted, but described those on board as including 15 French passengers, 30 Egyptians, one Briton, two Iraqis, one Kuwaiti, one Saudi, one Sudanese, one Chadian, one Portuguese, one Algerian and one Canadian.

UPDATING information here: EgyptAir flight MS804 missing: live updates as bodies and wreckage found after plane vanishes with 66 on board

MORE via FOX News:

VIDEO: Captain Chuck Nash explains EgyptAir distress call

VIDEO: EgyptAir plane turned sharply, fell 23,000 feet, officials say

VIDEO: Mediterranean merchant ship captain reports seeing ‘flame in the sky’

VIDEO: Implications of EgyptAir flight vanishing at high altitude

VIDEO: Egyptian Army reportedly searching Mediterranean Sea for missing plane

Benghazi: “A Real World Mission Was Going Down”

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A military air squadron member speaks out on what he experienced the night the Benghazi attack happened, and the U.S. military was not called to respond to help save lives. Many military members want to set their side of the record straight, but live in fear of retribution and punishment from their political overlords in Washington DC…

(FOX News) – … The team – at Aviano Air Base in northeastern Italy – raced to the field and was briefed, as planes were armed and prepared to launch. Hundreds of miles away, fellow Americans were under attack in Benghazi.

“There were people everywhere. That flight line was full of people, and we were all ready to go” to Benghazi, he said.

Only they were waiting for the order. It never came.

“The whole night we were told that we are waiting on a call,” he told Fox News.

This account is from a squadron member at Aviano the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attack in Benghazi. The source, the first in his squadron to speak out publicly since that attack, is going public to explain – in his view – that more could have been done to save Americans under attack that night.

He asked that his identity be protected for fear of retribution. He says others in his squadron also have wanted to talk about Benghazi from the beginning, but no others have been interviewed and all are afraid of the potential backlash from speaking out.

“I’m not trying to give away any type of [information] that could ever harm the military,” the source told Fox News. “That is never my plan. I feel that some things need to come to light.”

Namely, he said, that a team was ready to go that night to help protect Americans under fire in Benghazi – an account that runs counter to multiple official reports, including from a House committee, a timeline provided by the military and the controversial State Department Accountability Review Board investigation, which concluded the interagency response to Benghazi was “timely and appropriate.”

The source said: “I definitely believe that our aircraft could have taken off and gotten there in a timely manner, maybe three hours at the most, in order to at least stop that second mortar attack … and basically save lives that day.”

Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed in that second wave. Ambassador Chris Stevens and information officer Sean Smith were killed in the initial attack on the main compound.

“We could have been there. That’s the worst part,” the source said.

The source who spoke with Fox News challenged the military claim that a re-fueling tanker wasn’t available. He said American jets routinely refuel by using what’s called a “hot pit maneuver,” which allows the jets to land and then get fuel without shutting off the engines.

Multiple sources say there were multiple locations available the night of the attack.

He said they were waiting on the call, though, through the night. The men say they didn’t truly learn about the mission they had missed until they returned home the next day from the airfield and saw the reports about the Benghazi attack on the news.

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Meanwhile, as the Obama administration blamed, and to this day continue to blame and defend the misplaced blame, a video and its filmmaker and lie to the families and the American people, they have now decided the death penalty is off the table for the leader(s) of the Benghazi attack.

MORE:

VIDEO: VIDEO: Fox News obtains exclusive Benghazi probe documents

Trump Hits Clinton on Benghazi Lies

Remember: “All Those Poor Islamic Terrorists Just Need Jobs…”

Well, that’s a load of bullshit, eh?

(Sunday Express UK) – SHOCKING Islamic State (ISIS) files have emerged which reveal the details of 63 evil jihadis who turned their backs on Britain in pursuit of the terror group’s barbaric ideology.

Half of these people are from London – with some of them linked to the barbaric terror group’s most shocking crimes. Most who swapped lives in the UK for the battlefields of war-torn Syria and Iraq were from immigrant or refugee backgrounds. When their families were approached, reactions ranged from anger, upset and shock.

Nearly all of the jihadis were well-educated and turned their backs on promising lives.

[…]

Meanwhile, London is tapping the head of one of the final nails in the UK’s coffin as they elect the first Muslim mayor of the city. Anything to look almighty PC-ish, eh, mates?

Obama Continues to Dabble in Syria…

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I’m not a huge fan of deploying our hog-tied troops into this bullshit area where ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria are now battling each other, but damn it, 300 (total) troops on very strict ROEs are nothing more than potential recruitment fodder for either terror group should our people be captured…

(FOX News) – … Obama announced Monday that he had approved the deployment of an additional 250 U.S. troops to Syria to fight the ISIS terror group.

Obama made the announcement during a speech in Hannover, Germany at the conclusion of a week-long trip where ISIS was a focus of his meetings with world leaders in Saudi Arabia and Great Britain, as well as Germany.

Obama, touting recent gains against ISIS, said the added troops would help “to keep up this momentum.” The move will bring the number of personnel to roughly 300, up from about 50 special operations forces currently there.

“They’re not going to be leading the fight on the ground, but they will be essential in providing the training and assisting local forces,” Obama said.

Obama revealed his decision a week after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that more than 200 U.S. troops soon will be headed to Iraq, where local forces are also battling ISIS militants who control areas of that country…

Meanwhile:

The Long War Journal is reporting: Islamic State gains ground from al Qaeda in Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp

Pro-ISIS Hackers Post “Kill” List Of State Department EmployeesDozens of names were distributed on the messaging app Telegram

Merkel basks in Obama refugee policy praise as critics grouse

And Hillary’s Libya dabble that nobody gives a flying farthing about but are ready to hand over the Oval Office to her:

Clinton’s Foreign Policy Still Wreaking Havoc In Libya Years Later