Tag Archives: National Security

White House Confirms More Gitmo Transfers Before Obama Leaves Office


President Barack Obama will likely release more prisoners from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, before incoming commander-in-chief Donald Trump takes over on January 20, the White House press secretary reiterated on Thursday. That same day, reports confirmed that the U.S. transferred four detainees to Saudi Arabia. The Daily Mail has placed the

Ten Senate Democrats Join Republicans to Condemn Anti-Israel UN Resolution


Senate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell (R-KY) and incoming Minority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY) are among 21 senators who have signed onto legislation that rejects the United Nations Security Council’s Resolution 2334,which calls Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem “illegal.” The  December 23 anti-Israel resolution passed nearly unanimously besides the Obama administration’s decision to break with tradition

John Kerry Exit Memo Claims Al-Qaeda ‘Shadow of What It Was’ Before Obama


Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, with two weeks left in office, issued anexit memo that concedes the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) “cannot be won overnight.” The memo also lauds the Iran nuclear deal, while acknowledging that the Islamic Republic’s missile program and ongoing support for terrorism remain “threats” to the United

Feds Continue to Drop Migrants at Texas Bus Stops


Bus station employees are reporting that illegal immigrants continue pour into the Texas border town of Laredo. They have seen a holding center for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carrying between 20 and 40 undocumented women during at least five bus trips. The local NBC affiliate, 8KGNS-TV first heard that 400 migrants were headed to

Troll: Sen. John McCain Slots Russia Hacking Hearing Day Before Congress Approves Election Results


The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee scheduled a full committee hearing, named “Foreign Cyber Threats to the United States,” Thursday — the day before the Congress meets in joint session to accept and approve Donald J. Trump’s final victory in the Electoral College. The hearing comes one week after President Barack Obama imposed new

Report: 90,000 Christians Killed for Their Faith in 2016


During the year 2016, some 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith around the world, according to a new study from the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR). The director of CESNUR and leader of the study, Dr. Massimo Introvigne, told Breitbart News that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the

In Nationwide Crackdown, Italy Announces ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Illegal Aliens


In the wake of recent Islamic terror attacks in Berlin and Turkey, Italy’s National Director of Public Safety has announced a clampdown on illegal aliens as well as an increase in deportations. National police chief Franco Gabrielli has sent a circular letter to the country’s police departments announcing a new “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal

Paul Ryan Backs President Obama’s Sanctions Over Alleged Russian Hacks


House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement on Thursday backing President Barack Obama’s new sanctions against Russia. Ryan’s support came shortly after news broke that Obama had issued an executive order against nine Russian “entities and individuals” based on accusations that Russia interfered in the recent U.S. elections. “While today’ action by the administration is overdue, it is an

North Korean Defector Says Kim Pushing for Nukes Before 2018


According to a high-level diplomat who defected from North Korea recently, dictator Kim Jong-un is “racing ahead with nuclear development, after setting up a plan to develop it at all costs by the end of 2017.” “Due to domestic political procedures, North Korea calculates that South Korea and the US will not be able to

Report: Governments Shut Off Access to the Internet More Than 50 Times in 2016


There have been more than 50 government shutdowns of the Internet in 2016, costing the respective countries hundreds of millions of dollars and choking citizen freedoms during crucial moments. According to a report from the Brookings Institute, strangling the internet cost $2.4 billion over the course of 2016. Senior Global Advocacy Manager Deji Olukotun of the

U.S. Intelligence: Islamic State ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Still Alive


The elusive leader of the Islamic State “caliphate,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is evidently still alive, despite rumors that his low profile for the past few months might have signaled his death or a serious injury. There were also rumors of his death on social media and a report that Islamic State leaders from Iraq and

Donald Trump Calls UN ‘Sad’ Following Anti-Israel Resolution


TEL AVIV – Three days after the UN Security Council passed an anti-Israel resolution, President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to declare the international institution “sad” and “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also been heavily critical of the UN, saying on

Kerry Attacks Israeli Government, Defends UN Resolution


Lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry blasted the Israeli government at the State Department on Wednesday, and attempted to defend the Obama administration’s decision to let an anti-Israel resolution pass at the UN Security Council last week. Kerry delivered his remarks in the midst of a diplomatic fight with Israel, in which President Barack Obama stands

EXCLUSIVE – Palestinian Official: We’ve Talked With White House About More UN Action On Israel


TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has been in contact with the Obama administration and European countries about the possibility of taking more UN action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before President Obama leaves office next month, a senior PA official told Breitbart Jerusalem. The official said the UN action could come in the form of declarations

Obama Warns of ‘Tribalism’ At Pearl Harbor: ‘Resist the Urge to Demonize Those Who Are Different’


President Barack Obama is urging Americans to reject the “tug of tribalism” and focus on the world’s common humanity. During a ceremony recognizing the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Obama said, “It is here that we remember that even when hatred burns hottest, even when the tug of tribalism is at its most primal, we must

CNN: Kerry’s Speech on Israel ‘Missed the Mark’


CNN’s correspondent in Israel, Oren Liebermann, reported Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech at the State Department had “missed the mark” if Kerry’s intent had been to reach Israeli viewers and convince them that lame duck President Barack Obama was serious about peace. Libermann reported from Jerusalem that none of the Israeli

KASSAM — USexit: The Case for Booting the UN Out of America Grows Stronger


In his lame-duck attempt to undermine the State of Israel with a diplomatic knifing in the front, President Obama has created fertile ground for a campaign to lead the United States out of the United Nations. Or as I call it: USexit. A Usexit (pronounced: you-sex-it) movement has rarely ever taken hold, with the last

Seven Artists, Dissidents, Journalists, and Rebels Who Defied Authoritarians in 2016


2016 was a difficult year in many parts of the world for those who sought to be different under authoritarian regimes. Whether Communists, Islamists, or the religious intolerance of their own families, these individuals took a stand and, in some cases, paid the ultimate price to advocate for freedom. They are not the only ones

Zuckerberg’s Amnesty Org Asks For ‘Love’ Messages to ‘Immigrants’


Mark Zuckerberg’s open borders, pro-amnesty lobbying group emailed followers on Tuesday asking them to “Show your love for the immigrant community by recording a quick message today.” It does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants. The email says, “A project of Define American and I Am An Immigrant, #ToImmigransWithLove is a new letter writing

Netanyahu: UN Silent About Jews Being Massacred, Expelled from West Bank, Eastern Jerusalem


TEL AVIV — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Facebook on Tuesday to provide context regarding the historical, religious and legal Jewish connections to the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, lands baselessly declared occupied Palestinian territory in the text of last week’s anti-Israel UN  Security Council resolution. Netanyahu slammed the UN for its “silence” in the face

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