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Gingrich: Assange an ‘enemy combatant’ but fault is Obama’s

The founder of the whistleblower website responsible for releasing thousands of secret documents should be treated as an enemy of the US, according to a former Republican Speaker of the House. Newt Gingrich became the latest conservative Sunday to suggest that WikiLeak’s Julian Assange deserves to be hunted and executed…

Shocking cable: US says Saudi donors are chief financiers of al Qaeda

A quick aside in a New York Times article about leaked diplomatic cables is sure to spark renewed interest about the role of the US’ biggest ally in the Gulf supporting terrorism. In their wide-ranging précis of the leaked cables, Times reporters Scott Shane and Andrew Lehren mention in passing…

FBI stopped Portland bomb suspect from taking job before sting

Though it’s a controversial assertion, observers often point to a link between acts of terrorism and poverty. In the case of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old arrested Friday for allegedly trying to blow up an Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the FBI itself may have created that link. According to…

Fox News ‘terrorism expert’: Act ‘like a superpower’ and attack North Korea

Michael Scheuer, a Fox News “terrorism expert,” during a discussion on Fox and Friends this evening called for the U.S. to act “like a superpower,” and “destroy” North Korea’s Navy. While discussing North Korea’s attack on a South Korean island, Scheuer also said that the U.S. should have attacked North…

Clinton: ‘Vast majority’ of detainees should get civilian trials

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that civilian trials work better than military commission for convicting terrorism detainees. “We do believe that what are called Article Three trials, in other words in our civilian courts, are appropriate for the vast majority of detainees,” Clinton told Fox News’ Chris Wallace.…

Fox host who said ‘all terrorists are Muslims’ will likely keep job

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade will soon “clarify” his repeated assertion Friday that “all terrorists are Muslim,” but that’s not enough for many critics who argue there’s a media double-standard in the treatment of reporters who make anti-Semitic comments and those who are perceived to slur Muslims. “Not every Muslim…

Doc who ‘inspired’ torture program gets $31 million Army contract

A psychologist whose research was used in constructing the US’s program to torture terrorism suspects has been granted a $31-million no-bid Army contract to provide “resilience training” to US soldiers. Mark Benjamin at Salon.com reports that University of Pennsylvania psychologist Martin Seligman’s research “formed the psychological underpinnings of the Bush…

Nationwide FBI terrorism raids target anti-war activists

The FBI said it searched eight homes in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation on Friday, and two subjects said the agency is targeting leaders of the anti-war movement. FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago.…

Justice Dept. mulls charges for US cleric on CIA kill list

US eyes first-ever criminal charges against radical cleric al-Awlaki, already marked for death The Obama administration is considering filing the first criminal charges against radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in case the CIA fails to kill him and he’s is captured alive in Yemen. The decision continues the White House’s strategy…

Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem

Report says US has failed to create systems to deal with homegrown terror The U.S. was slow to take seriously the threat posed by homegrown radicals and the government has failed to put systems in place to deal with the growing phenomenon, according to a new report compiled by the…

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