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DRESS REHEARSAL FOR TERRORISM?

Power Station Attack Raises Alarms
By Harold Hutchison

An attack on a San Jose, California power station that disabled several transformers via the use of a sniper rifle is being viewed as a harbinger of more serious attacks. The attack is seen as a new threat to the country’s electric grid.

WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ GAVE AL-QAEDA HAVEN

Consequence of Obama’s Withdrawal Becomes Clear
By Harold Hutchison

The resurgence of al-Qaeda can be directly linked to Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, a number of experts have said.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, the withdrawal of troops made it easier for al-Qaeda affiliates to regain ground by creating a vacuum. Most notably has been al-Qaeda’s Iraqi affiliate now becoming the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

ALLEN WEST ON THE AL-JAZEERA TRIAL

SOF asked Lt. Col. Allen West, who served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom to comment on recent reports that Egypt will be trying 20 al-Jazerra journalists on terrorism-related charges.

Here are his comments:

AL JAZEERA IN THE DOCK!

20 Journalists Face Terrorism-Related Charges!
By Harold Hutchison

The Egyptian government is placing nearly two dozen journalists with the Qatar-based al-Jazeera network on trial. The network is believed to have favored former President Mohammed Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood.

According to a report by VOA News, the Egyptian government has charged sixteen Egyptian journalists and four others from other countries on charges of either belonging to a terrorist group or for inducing terror by spreading false news. One of the journalists is from Canada, and another is from Australia.

EGYPTIAN GENERAL ASSASSINATED

Killing Comes as Morsi Trial Starts
By Harold Hutchison

An Egyptian general was killed as the trial of Mohammed Morsi began in Egypt. The former president of the county is facing charges connected to a prison break in 2011.

According to a report by VOA, Morsi, who was removed last summer, was defiant during the trial, and is being kept in a sound-proof cage during the proceedings. Morsi faces three other trials facing charges that include conspiring with Hamas to carry out terrorist attacks and inciting violence against protestors opposed to his regime.

Egypt and the New Constitution

By Herbert London

The journalistic gunslingers have been out in full force targeting General el-Sisi and the new Egyptian constitution. This criticism, by the way, is bipartisan; it comes from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. What it comes down to is persistent doubt that the government’s pledge to steer Egypt toward a new era of freedom and democracy after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood is genuine.

Liberalism, Mental Disorders and the Maryland Mall Shooter

By Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

AMERICA WHACKS SENIOR TERRORIST

Strike Reportedly Targets Senior Leader
By Harold Hutchison

The United States targeted a senior terrorist leader over the weekend. The strike, in Somaia, targeted a leader of al-Shabab, a terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda.

According to a report by Fox News, an unmanned aerial vehicle fires a missile at a vehicle believed to be carrying Sahal Iskudhuq. The strike was apparently successful, with the terrorist group reporting that Iskudhuq was killed.

180 REPRESENTATIVES DEMAND SELECT BENGHAZI COMMITTEE

Letter Sent to Boehner Yesterday
By Harold Hutchison

Over 180 Representatives have called for a select committee to investigate the 11 September, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, citing the failure of current Congressional committees’ efforts to hold people accountable not only for the attack, but the Obama Administration’s response to it.