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British Islamists urged not to fight in Syria or Iraq by imams

by Jim Kouri on Monday, July 7th, 2014

This is article 774 of 773 in the topic Terrorism

A large number of the United Kingdom’s Muslim clerics signed and released an open letter on Friday imploring young Muslim men and women not to allow themselves to be recruited by Islamists to travel to Syria or Iraq to offer their services to groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or other terrorist groups.

In their open letter, more than 100 clerics from various mosques in Great Britain — serving either Shiite or Sunni Muslims — have cautioned British Muslims not to become part of sectarian divisions or violence occurring in Syria and Iraq and to turn away offers to travel to those embattled countries to fight on behalf of the jihadists.

Concerns in Britain continue over the large number of young British citizens going to Syria to help Islamist groups in the rebellion against government forces and who are expected to return home more radicalized and more of a threat to carry out terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom.

In June, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron lamented the fact that the foreign fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria pose “the biggest threat” to Britain’s national security.

TheBritish intelligence agency MI5 estimates that about 500 British extremists are already fighting in the Middle East, but many of them are expected to return home, possibly with assignments to commit terrorist acts.

Officials at MI5 claim that “[t]he majority of terrorist attack plots in the UK have been planned by UK residents. A recent example of a plot to cause mass-casualties with multiple improvised explosive devices was disrupted under Operation EXAMINE, which was planned by Birmingham based extremists. Eleven of these individuals were convicted in March 2013 for a variety of terrorist offences. There are several thousand individuals in the UK who support violent extremism or are engaged in Islamist extremist activity.”

According to an Examiner news story last May, “British Islamists are the largest group of foreign fighters in Syria helping al-Qaida and other terrorist groups to battle the Syrian military and helping to overthrow the brutal and oppressive regime of President Bashir al-Assad. They are also considered the most violent and murderous terrorists fighting against the Syrian military, according to one of the rebel commanders for a Western-sponsored rebel army in a letter to a London newspaper.”

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Alert: Al-Qaida bombmaker in Yemen instills fear in counterterrorists globally

by Jim Kouri on Monday, July 7th, 2014

This is article 773 of 773 in the topic Terrorism

Counterterrorists throughout the world including the United States are concerned with two developments within the Islamic jihad: new explosive ordinance that defies airport security scanners and the Yemeni al-Qaida man, Ibrahim Al Asiri, with the expertise to create horrific improvised explosive devices (IEDs), according to reports on Friday.

The U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security issued travelers warnings for those civilians flying to the U.S. from airports in Europe and the Middle East. The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) also announced that there will be enhanced airport scanning procedures since intelligence analysts warned the Obama administration about this latest threat.

Terrorism experts, such a former anti-terrorism unit member Det. Michael M. Snopes, say that their primary suspect in this new threat is Ibrahim Al Asiri, a 32-year-old Saudi said to be hiding out with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen’s southern provinces.

“President Barack Obama and his news media sycophants call tell Americans that al-Qaida is ‘on the run’ till they’re blue in the face; that doesn’t change the reality of Muslim terrorists continuing their global jihad,” said former police anti-terrorism unit member, Thomas McHughes.

Regardless of pronouncements by President Obama and his national security team downplaying the global treat — which includes the United States and its overseas interests — posed by the Islamist terrorism organization known as al-Qaida, a newUnited Nations report released to Middle East news agencies and publications on Friday claims that besides the Iraqi insurrection, terrorist-linked unrest in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and Saudi Arabia’s next-door neighbor Yemen is growing in intensity.

The UN Security Council report as covered by news organizations on Friday claims that al-Qaida remains a major challenge to the peaceful transition stage in Yemen. In recent years, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has become arguably the more dangerous terrorist group than the original al-Qaida led by Osama bin Laden until his 2011 death at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals. AQAP (which Yemenis simply call al-Qaida) branched outfrom bin Laden’s al-Qaida group and but it still maintains an ideology based on bin Laden’s extremist form of Sunni Islam.

AQAP retained its name when it re-grouped in Yemen, being joined at the hip with the local al-Qaida organization already operating there. In Yemen, AQAP presents a powerful alternative to that country’s weak central government. Eventually AQAP became almost totally independent of the original al-Qaida, although it still follows the instructions of bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahri.

The Security Council stressed in their report that the adoption by Yemen of a national counterterrorism law and the development of the national counterterrorism policy is paramount to achieving a peaceful transition to a secular, democratic government.

While President Barack Obama’s administration had ordered the training mission in Yemen to be suspended due to the political turmoil in that nation, the U.S. recently increased the number of military and police trainers into the country, according to anExaminer news story. The U.S. military and Central Intelligence Agency also re-introduced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks on terrorist targets.

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Friday Afternoon Roundup – This is what Revolution Looks Like

by Daniel Greenfield on Friday, July 4th, 2014

 

THIS IS WHAT REVOLUTION LOOKS LIKE

A crowd of 200 to 300 people in downtown Murrieta surrounded three Homeland Security buses carrying illegal alien detainees waving large American flags and holding signs that opposed higher taxes and “new illegals” — waited in the hot sun all day for the three charter buses to arrive.

Waving Americans flags and protest signs, the crowd refused to give way when the buses arrived with some 140 detainees from Texas, which has seen a flood of Central American illegal aliens cross the border.

Protesters chanted “USA!” “Impeach Obama!” and “Deport, Deport!”

Anti-Amnesty Protesters Force Buses Full of Obama’s Illegal Aliens to Turn Back

REVOLUTION

The Murrieta protest strongly reminded me of what the Tea Party used to do when it came to ObamaCare. A small number of ordinary people used social media to get the word out and organize protests.

The media denounced them. The politicians denounced them. But in the end they helped turned the tide of public opinion.

The situation is similar to, but also worse than ObamaCare, because there is no establishment opposition at all. The only real opposition is coming from ordinary people who are fed up.

Are the Anti-Illegal Amnesty Protests the New Tea Party?

THE POST-RACIAL PRESIDENCY CONTINUES…

Machete was the incredibly violent and racist movie whose trailer was released with “a special Cinco de Mayo message for Arizona.” It ends with illegal aliens massacring the fictional version of the Minutemen.

“Machete” …. is a call for revolution; Mexicans against Americans – and in the words of the character meant to be our evolving conscience, Jessica Alba’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Sartana, it’s about how those who believe in only LEGAL immigration “deserve to be cut down.”

Obama to Fundraise w/Racist Mexican Director Who Promoted the Murder of Opponents of Illegal Immigration

OBAMA’S ICE COYOTES

The ICE document specified that Murrieta would be the end point for “processing” the individuals, noting that they “may be released with instructions to report to a local ICE office near their destination address within 15 days.”

After processing, immigrants are released into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who will assist them in reaching family members in the United States before their appearance in an immigration court, according to David Jennings, field director for ICE’s Los Angeles field office.

“A large majority of these people were going somewhere. When they left Honduras, for example, they had a destination,” Jennings said. “We are going to take these people and get them there. We are going to get them to a Greyhound station and get them where they need to go.”

ICE Open About Helping Illegal Aliens Infiltrate US

COMING TO AMERICA

Both the counselor and the nurse said their superiors tried to cover up the extent of the illnesses.

“When they found out the kids had scabies, the charge nurse was adamant – ‘Don’t mention that. Don’t say scabies,’” the nurse recounted.

Doctors and Nurses Threatened w/Arrest for Revealing Contagious Illegal Alien Diseases


Benghazi Terrorist May Be Defended by Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky White House Counsel

BE’IVRIT

* Note, Dan Bornstein has been translating some of my articles into Hebrew and there is a Daniel Greenfield in Hebrew blog that has been set up.

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Obama minimizes threat to U.S. by Muslim terrorists in Iraq

by Jim Kouri on Monday, June 30th, 2014

This is article 127 of 127 in the topic National Security

During a television news interview on Friday, President Barack Obama attempted to minimize fears that Islamic terrorists advancing towards Baghdad in Iraq pose a threat to the United States, its people and its interests.

Obama told ABC’s Good Morning America’s audience that the United States has been under “serious threat” during his entire presidency.

“That’s one of the few things Obama has said that I actually agree with. We have been under serious threat during his entire administration and he’s downplayed the actual attacks such as the Fort Hood shooting spree by an assailant who yelled ‘Allah Ahkbar’ as he killed unarmed soldiers,” said former law enforcement intelligence official Samuel Testimonte. “All he had to do was call it ‘workplace violence.”

While the president continues to view terrorism as a law enforcement matter, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has enticed hundreds of Americans and Europeans to join their terrorist group on the battlefield, which has increased fears that these homegrown jihadists will eventually return to the United States.

“Lord knows our borders are more porous than ever before since our Border Patrol officers are being used as babysitters for the deluge of illegal alien children that Obama allowed into the country,” said a director of security for a major organization in Texas. “The returning American jihadists will be able to fly into Mexico and Canada, bypassing our airport security and customs officers, and they can just stroll over our southern border,” said Lauren Ferguson-Spencer, a former detective.

President Obama’s former U.S. ambassador stationed in Baghdad, Ryan Crocker, has claimed the former al-Qaida in Iraq (AQII) now called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “will be coming our way” with hundreds — perhaps thousands of battle-hardened, trained terrorists with authentic U.S. passports.

“I think we have been under serious threat my entire presidency, ” Obama said. “And we have been under serious threat predating 9/ 11 from those who embrace this ideology.”

But some Obama political opponents have been highly critical of the President’s attitude. “I love it. How brave and confident is this man who has more protection than anyone else in the entire nation except for maybe his family. From behind a small army of security agents, our Commander in Chief appears confident he won’t be a victim of terrorists,” quipped political strategist Michael Baker.

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Enough! They MUST be stopped!

by Lloyd Marcus on Monday, June 30th, 2014

This is article 191 of 192 in the topic Liberalism

It has become a daily frightening occurrence, hearing politicians, commentators, pundits and stunned Americans say, “That’s outrageous!” “He can’t do that!” “No way!” “It’s against federal law!” “They have no legal authority to force us to do that!” These comments are in response to the daily unprecedented out-of-control tyranny handed down by Obama and his operatives. We are talking arrogance with a capital “A” coming out of the Obama Administration.

For example. The GOP was moving too slow in caving to Obama’s amnesty scheme, so Obama said, screw it, I’ll bypass everyone and make it happen. Obama sent a clarion call interpreted around the world to mean if you can get your kids to the U.S., the kids can stay. http://on.wsj.com/1iCADeR In essence, Obama has made illegal aliens winners of his Open Borders Lottery – free food, health care, legal assistance and education – winning more free goodies than are available to American kids. http://bit.ly/1ilYCEa Like a game show announcer, I expect an Administration official to enthusiastically say to illegals, “But wait, there’s more….A NEW CARRRR!!!”

Around one thousand illegals arrive daily. Over 47 thousand have arrived thus far, an estimated 90 thousand to arrive by September 30th.http://bit.ly/1ilYCEa

Everyone and anyone (gang members, drug dealers and other criminals) are illegally moving to America greeted with open arms by the Obama Administration. Americans who are paying attention are well aware of the impending devastatingly negative impact Obama’s “y’all come” policy will have on our structure as a nation, economy and national security.

Like every other extremely arrogant action by Obama, from blatantly lying about Obamacare to releasing the Taliban five – while everyone expresses disbelief, outrage and concern – nothing happens. The same is the case concerning the disaster happening at our border. Despite bipartisan outrage, the tsunami of illegals continues.

Then, there is the absurd lie from the IRS that Lerner’s emails related to the targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups were lost due to a computer crash. http://bit.ly/1qnxpTV Does this Administration believe they can say and do anything they please and get away with it? The answer is yes. As I stated, the remarkable arrogance of this Administration is becoming legendary.

However, what I find most extraordinarily arrogant and insidious is this Administration’s relentlessly focused efforts to mandate political correctness and implement their socialist/progressive agenda via government overreach. The feds have stepped in to try to force the Washington Redskins to change their name; talk about focusing on the minor while ignoring the major. http://politi.co/1ilTLmq

Think about that, folks. Iraq is falling apart. A gazillion illegals are invading our country. Terrorism is back on the rise. Food prices are through the roof. Forty-seven million Americans are on food stamps. Ninety million Americans are unemployed. Obamacare is a job killing and health care disaster. And what does the Obama Administration focus on: taking extraordinary measures to force the Redskins to change their name. Unbelievable.

My fellow Americans, when is enough enough from this horrifyingly deceitful, conniving, anti-American and evil bunch in DC who are holding our great nation hostage? The mainstream media will never place the best interest of America above Obama. The first black president is their best hope for ramming their dreamed socialist/progressive agenda down the throats of the American people. I get that.

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ISIS jihadists tell Iraqi families to turn over daughters for sex

by Jim Kouri on Monday, June 30th, 2014

This is article 772 of 773 in the topic Terrorism

Terrorists from the powerful Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a group originally called al-Qaida in Iraq (AQII), are allegedly ordering families in Iraq to give them their daughters for sexual intercourse. They’ve told the frightened parents these girls and young women must have sex with the jihadists so that they will be cleansed by Allah, according to Middle East news outlets.

The Islamic terrorists who have captured Iraqi cities and towns such as Mosul and Tikrit alleged said that these young women and female children — virgins and non-virgins alike — must join the jihad (Holy war), but first they must be cleansed through their sleeping with the ISIS terrorists.

This latest outrage is a result of a fatwa declared by a radical Islamic cleric who gave jihadists the authority to rape women in Syria and now Iraq.

According to reports, ISIS also demands a special tax from Christians in Iraq or suffer drastic consequences. In a case described by Assyrian International News Agency, ISIS jihadists raped a mother and her daughter while their husbands were forced to watch.

The terrorists, who are Sunnis, allegedly warned Iraq’sShi’ite Muslims and Christians that those who refused to abide by the fatwa were violating the will of Allah and will be tortured and executed.

Meanwhile, ISIS fighters continued their campaign to seize key towns near Baghdad and took control of three out of four border crossings to Syria. However, about 1.5 million civilians have volunteered to help fight against ISIS following Iraq’s religious and political leaders calling on the people to fight for their freedom from religious oppression. The volunteers come from all classes and occupations including retired police officers.

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Friday Afternoon Roundup – Can’t Miss

by Daniel Greenfield on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Tom Trento’s amazing team have put together another video on my article, The Innocence of Hillary.

A FEW QUICK THOUGHTS ON COCHRAN

1. Beating a Senate incumbent is still really hard. Even when the votes go your way, the incumbents have any number of dirty options at their disposal. It happened in Alaska. Now it happened again.

The system itself is corrupt and winning an election means beating the system. The bigger the election, the harder the system pushes back. It’s an elastic effect. Scale that up and you can see how hard winning the White House becomes.

This is why the left started at the bottom. It’s much easier to take over organizations from the top than the bottom. You have to become the system before you can beat the system.

2. The Tea Party brand has been severely damaged. That is to be expected. Even the left doesn’t stick with a brand. It uses innumerable front groups. The Tea Party brand should be retained as feeders for recruitment, but it might be wiser to route actual work through groups branded with names like “Reform” and “Change”.

And that takes me to…

3. The ongoing problem on the right is that it talks ‘extremist’ and legislates ‘moderate’ while the left talks ‘moderate’ and legislates ‘extremist’.

That’s a big part of why Obama is in the White House and conservatives are still struggling to make headway.

Obama isn’t in the White House because Americans woke up Communist one morning. I know that “Free Stuff” is a popular theory, but people always liked free stuff. The larger welfare population helped shift the balance, but if Obama had been a non-viable candidate, there would have been no balance to shift and it would have done him as much good as it did Jesse Jackson or Dukakis.

Obama is in office because much of the country believes that he is a moderate and a centrist.

The left can get away with it because it talks centrist and lives radical. If the right is ever going to do better than another liberal Republican, its candidates are going to have to talk like liberal Republicans while legislating well to the right.

It is doable. Rand Paul has been doing the talking part well enough. Unfortunately he talks the talk so well because he actually is well to the left.

And that’s the bigger problem.

Lefty candidates can have a certain amount of trust from the base because they are committed to an ideology. Obama’s supporters knew that he was for gay marriage and racial polarization no matter what he said. The right needs candidates who are ideologically committed so that trust stops being an issue.

NOT A ONE

There can be no conservative case for amnesty because there is no such thing as a conservative case for a policy that will not have a conservative outcome.

The only meaningful argument for a policy is based on outcomes.

If the outcome of a conservative policy is more liberalism, it was never a conservative policy to begin with. That is the simplest and most reliable acid test of any “conservative” policy agenda.

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ISIS seizes Saddam’s WMD storage facility: British officials

by Jim Kouri on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

This is article 771 of 773 in the topic Terrorism

Islamist rebels fighting in Iraq invaded a facility that many suspect was one of former Saddam Hussein’s warehouses for old chemical weapons, according to British officials on Thursday.

Officials from the Obama administration attempted play down the threat by saying the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) won’t be able to use anything they found in the Al Muthanna complex. The claimed on Friday that any suspected WMD (weapons of mass destruction) is contaminated and useless as weapons.

“We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible to safely move the materials,” the State Department’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

But Psaki also cautioned that Obama officials are still “concerned about the seizure of any military site by the ISIS.”

However, some counterterrorism and weapons experts are wary of Psaki’s statement. “I’m more concerned with the prospect that these Muslim terrorists have access to formulas or precursors that would enable them to create their own WMD,” said former police bomb squad detective Paul Perrone, who specialized in WMD.

According toBritain’s MI5 (domestic intelligence), the chemical weapons site was at one time a manufacturing facility for WMD and conventional weapons and ammunition.

The compound was Saddam’s secret facility in which his scientists manufactured and warehoused chemical weapons such as sarin gas and mustard gas.

According to one intelligence report, the WMD and the complex’s ability to produce chemical or biological agents have been severely reduced as a result of the Iraq wars waged by President George H.W. Bush and later by his son President George W. Bush.

The complex is reportedly now in the hands of ISIS, which is on a jihadi rampage in Iraq and who are supported by the Sunni minority and the national socialists with the Ba’ath Party, from which Saddam Hussein emanated as does Syria’s current ruler, Bashar al-Assad.

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Don’t Forget to Remember Democrats Who Lied About the War in Iraq!

by John Lillpop on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

This is article 1194 of 1198 in the topic International

Now that Barack Obama’s “great achievement” in Iraq has joined Obamacare, the jobless recovery, a plethora of domestic scandals involving impeachable- caliber high crimes and misdemeanors, foreign policy foibles in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, and Russia, as indelible scars on the proud history of American culture and Exceptionalism, liberal spin doctors working at the White House have been placed on 24-hour, seven day a week schedules until such time as a reasonable argument has been crafted to explain why, under the command of the alleged smartest man in the universe, America is being humiliated by events spiraling out of control near Baghdad.

ISIS is the acronym to which the world is demanding answers.

Code named the “Fog of Diplomacy,”  this White House rush project is all about setting the record straight on Iraq and, whether true or not, clearing Barack Obama of any and all responsibility.

The spin doctor narrative will be:

George W. Bush lied to Congress and the world about non-existent weapons of mass destruction, thereby needlessly spilling the blood of 4,500 US soldiers and wasting trillions of US treasury chasing ghost weapons in the sands of Iraq.

However, the spin docs will need to confront the following truth: If Bush Lied About WMD, So Did These Democrats!

Indeed, when the question of using military force against Iraq was put before the U.S. Congress, 110 Democrats supported the 2002 Joint Resolution, which authorized President Bush to act as he ultimately did.

Further, some very outspoken Democrats during that time said these sort of things including President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and Senator John F. Kerry.

“[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”—From a letter signed by Joe Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara A. Milulski, Tom Daschle, & John Kerry among others on October 9, 1998

“This December will mark three years since United Nations inspectors last visited Iraq. There is no doubt that since that time, Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to refine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer- range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.”—From a December 6, 2001 letter signed by Bob Graham, Joe Lieberman, Harold Ford, & Tom Lantos among others

“Whereas Iraq has consistently breached its cease-fire agreement between Iraq and the United States, entered into on March 3, 1991, by failing to dismantle its weapons of mass destruction program, and refusing to permit monitoring and verification by United Nations inspections; Whereas Iraq has developed weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological capabilities, and has made positive progress toward developing nuclear weapons capabilities”—From a joint resolution submitted by Tom Harkin and Arlen Specter on July 18, 2002

“Saddam’s goal … is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs.

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Pentagon names chief investigator to probe Bergdahl’s alleged desertion

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

This is article 297 of 300 in the topic US Military

The United States Army announced on Monday that it has begun to investigate former POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion from a military base in Afghanistan and his subsequent capture by Islamists, according to the Department of Defense. Maj General Kenneth Dahl, a commander who served in Afghanistan, was named the lead investigator.

Sgt Bergdahl returned to the U.S. from a U.S. hospital in Germany on Friday after being held captive for five years by Islamist fighters. In spite of his being hailed as a war hero of sorts by President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, a number of sources including members of Bergdahl’s platoon came forward and decried his treatment by the Obama administration because he deserted his guard post and had more sympathy for the Islamic terrorists than for his own country.

The Pentagon previously believed Sgt. Bergdahl walked off base in Paktika province without authorization, but they have questioned if he intended to desert from the United States Army.

When Megyn Kelly of Fox News Channel spoke to six members of Sgt. Bergdahl’s platoon, they told her and her audience that they were forced to lie about how Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban. While Bergdahl’s entire platoon said the soldier deserted them, Obama’s minions and sycophants continue to call the platoon “undisciplined liars.”

“I hope that the Gen. Dahl will interview these six brave soldiers and take sworn statement from them. It’s almost a sure thing that Obama’s people will have coached him to tell a story that’s favorable to Obama. After all, isn’t that why this whole prisoner swap was conducted?” former U.S. Marine and New York police detective Theodore Lochman noted.

The 28-year-old Bergdahl was released by the Taliban after the Obama administration exchanged five of the most dangerous and high-ranking terrorists detained in Guantanamo Bay for the sergeant. The trade had created a firestorm criticism by many U.S. lawmakers, military veterans, and counterterrorism personal in military and police units.

In a press statement, the defense officials claimed that Maj. Gen. Dahl would be given evidence gathered in 2009 just after Bergdahl left his post and was allegedly captured by the enemy.

But according to Pentagon officials, Dahl and his investigation team won’t be allowed to interview the former POW until officers and psychiatrists complete the three-phase reintegration program.

“We ask that everyone respect the time and privacy necessary to accomplish the objectives of the last phase of reintegration,” the Pentagon said in its statement.

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