Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has withheld comments about the Fort Lauderdale shooter on Sunday but recognizes that 26-year-old Estan Santiago is an Iraq war veteran and stated that post-traumatic stress in the military is a major and ongoing problem. Santiago was the only suspect in the shootings that took place at the baggage claim of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday. Santiago killed five people and injured at least six. It is unclear whether Santiago has been given or requested legal representation at this time, or if mental competence might be used as a defense to save him from the death penalty.
Carter was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and said for returning troops that have served since the September 11th Terror Attacks, “The mental wounds are very real”.
Carter couldn’t say what the Fort Lauderdale shooters motives were or his mental stability, but said “the so-called invisible wounds” of combat were factors “we do take seriously and have to take seriously.” “It matters a great deal to me that we take care of wounded warriors. We keep learning more about how to deal with this kind of illness, we’re going to do more and we need to do more as we learn more, absolutely. We owe it to these people.” Carter said.
Family members of the shooter said Esteban, an Army National Guard veteran of Iraq, returned from Iraq a different person, his was deeply distraught over witnessing two of his friends die from an improvised explosive device. Santiago’s dates of service were from December 2007 to August 2016. In that time he received many awards and medals for his service.
Santiago was the recipient of the Combat Action Badge, the Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ “M” Device; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; and Driver and Mechanic Badge – Wheeled Vehicle, the Army said.
According to the Defense Department, Santiago served with Puerto Rico Army National Guard in Iraq from April 2010 to February 2011. His job was as a combat engineer. Santiago left the Puerto Rico National Guard in 2013 and later re-entered service with the Alaska National Guard. August 2016 he received a general discharge under honorable conditions. The conditions were for “continuous and willful absence” from his duties with the Alaska National Guard. A spokesman for the Alaska National Guard said his rank was reduced from Specialist to Private First Class upon discharge.
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BREAKING: They Caved! Official New Muslim Holiday In Full Effect Everyone Is FORCED To Celebrate!
PREPARE TO BE ENRAGED!
As Americans, we know that Islam is starting to be all around us. As conservative Americans, we can see it creeping into places that make it toxic and dangerous. However, most of us probably feel like we’ve got a little bit of time to deal with the problem. We see what’s happened in the Middle East and even in Europe and we don’t want that here, but this is America, we’ve got time. Sadly that’s just not the case.
The United States might still have laws that protect innocents from the violence of Islam, but if we’re not enforcing them, they may as well not exist. Our borders are supposed to keep the undesirable elements out, but if we don’t keep those closed, we could let anyone through, and liberals would welcome them with open arms and a debit card to your checking account. We think of that being a problem on the southern border, but what about the North?
According to the Gate Stone Institute, Canada might be the biggest of our neighbors to threaten our freedom from here on out. They’re becoming so very sympathetic to Muslims that Trudeau might even sign in a new holiday, focused not just on Islam, but on how poorly Muslims are apparently being treated in Canada. We might have thought it wouldn’t reach us in North America yet, but we were wrong:
“The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, is being asked by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM, formerly known as CAIR CAN) to designate January 29 as a “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.” If he does, it is an indicator that the Islamists in Canada have succeeded in their program of political expansion and influence to the point of now being able publicly to manipulate the Prime Minister’s Office. In fact, in Canada, ‘Islamophobia’ comes in only fourth behind crimes against Blacks, Gays, and Jews. Hate crimes against Muslims have dropped, even as the overall number of hate crimes increase, according to the last Statistics Canada reporting.
CAIR CAN/NCCM was founded with the mission of supporting its American parent organization, CAIR USA, which in turn was formed to support Hamas. According to the Hamas Covenant, the group is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas is listed as [a] terrorist group by the United States and Canada. CAIR USA was also listed as a terrorist entity by the United Arab Emirates in 2014. They described the listing of these groups as including Muslim Brotherhood front groups, proxies, and fundraisers.
The current Executive Director of CAIR CAN/NCCM, Ihsaan Gardee, has tried to claim that CAIR USA and its Canadian chapter CAIR CAN/NCCM have no relationship. He has made this claim in media interviews to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and while testifying to the Parliament of Canada. This view is misleading. The US State Department has identified CAIR CAN/NCCM as the Canadian chapter of CAIR USA. CAIR USA has repeatedly claimed that CAIR CAN/NCCM is its ‘Canadian office.’ Most tellingly, CAIR CAN/NCCM made the following statement on its own website in 2003 referring to CAIR USA: ‘This Washington-based organization is CAIR CAN’s parent organization.’ That statement was published as part of its ‘A Journalist’s Guide to Islam.’
The Senate of Canada also heard from internationally known Muslim Brotherhood expert Dr. Lorenzo Vidino in May of 2015. In his testimony, Vidino stated that the Muslim Brotherhood has a series of eight to ten front organizations in Canada. Among those he noted were CAIR CAN/NCCM.
If the ‘Islamophobia Memorial Day’ is declared by the prime minister,[sic] it is a clear ‘indicator and warnin’ on how far an Islamist mentality has been developed within the corridors of government. It also will further confirm how deeply Prime Minister Trudeau has continued in his support the Islamist cause on every occasion since his election as a Member of Parliament in 2008.”
Essentially, this religion, and those who stand up for it, are doing exactly what we feared, and that they promised they wouldn’t do. They’re forcing attempting to force an entire nation to make exceptions just for them. The facts of the matter are thought that Canada doesn’t really even have a problem where they’re trying to address one. Again, let’s reiterate that the recent numbers confirm Canada’s supposed ‘Islamophobia’ comes in only fourth behind crimes against Blacks, Gays, and Jews. If you’re wondering, you can probably guess who’s perpetrating the crimes against the Jews. Hate crimes against Muslims actually have dropped even though the overall number of hate crimes increased, according to the last Statistics Canada reports.
There will no doubt be a time when school children will look back and shake their heads at us, wondering how we let ourselves be taken in by a group that has publically promised to kill us for the sake of their religion. The stupidity is astounding.
[H/T: Gate Stone Institute]
BREAKING!! Congress Just Released SECRET Details On WHO Was Behind VEGAS Massacre!
WE CALLED IT!!! FRY THEM ALL!
If you’ve suspected that the silence around the deadliest mass shooting in US history that ended with no answers was not a coincidence, your instincts were right. It’s been three and a half months since 58 Americans were massacred and 489 more were left wounded. Yet despite all the modern technology and capabilities to conduct a quick and thorough investigation, not a single answer has been provided for the biggest question that has lingered since.
We know that shooter Stephen Paddock pulled the trigger from his sniper’s nest set up in the Mandalay Bay, but it didn’t seem plausible that he could act alone in that moment nor leading up to it with the extensive amount of planning it took to accomplish an attack of this magnitude. It seems that there was credible reason for that suspicion. Congress just revealed shocking details on never released information in their possession on who was really behind this horrific mass murder, and why.
Earlier this week, we reported of a potential motive in this massacre that had come out but now new, more alarming details have come out that suggests that there is far more to this story. It’s now starting to make sense has to why it’s become the country’s biggest secret in modern history. It’s essential that you read the following with an open mind. Consider that this critical involvement of additional players is a real possibility, but not yet proven.
The Daily Mail reports:
A Republican member of Congress said Thursday that he has evidence ISIS may have had a role in the Las Vegas shooting.
US Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania told Fox News host Tucker Carlson: “I smell a rat like a lot of Americans do.”
“Recently, I have been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence, credible information regarding potential terrorist infiltration through the southern border regarding this incident,” Perry told Carlson.
“Terrorists?” Carlson asked in response.
“Twice before the attack, ISIS warned the United States that they would attack Las Vegas in June and August, and after the attack claimed responsibility four times,” Perry said.
“Meanwhile, the local law enforcement investigative services are telling us there is no terrorist connection, lone gunman, again, something is not adding up.”
Also appearing on Carlson’s show was Catherine Lombardo, a lawyer representing the victims of the Las Vegas attack. She adamantly denies Islamic terrorism, claiming “We’ve seen no evidence of a terrorist attack.”
“I would ask, with all due respect Congressman, unless you have specific evidence to back that up, it seems a bit irresponsible to make that allegation. If you do have any evidence of that, I’m asking you right now.”
Perry responded to counter to his claim saying, “I’m just telling you, I have received what I feel to be…credible evidence of a possible terrorist nexus. We’re going to have to wait until that situation develops.”
It’s really getting tired that everyone is always saying that this recurring information of a connection that keeps surfacing with additional details is incorrect or not valid in some way, yet provides no facts to contradict it. So unless they can provide answers to these major looming questions, all should be taking into consideration fro what happened that deadly day.
Also, Perry is correct in ISIS did previously claim responsibility for the Vegas massacre on October 1. It’s only been the FBI who has repeatedly stated that there is “no connection” between Paddock and his attack and international terrorism. This is also the same FBI whose job it is to have answers and can’t seem to find them or is perhaps just hiding them.
There are so many open holes in the case of Stephen Paddock and the Vegas shooting, but one thing many people overlooked is who else was staying at the same hotel. This boils down to what the true motive may have been in the shooting if not Islamic terrorism, or perhaps tied to ISIS in a different way. It also reveals who shot all those people and if this is true, it’s extremely frightening.
The other guest at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas is said to be the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud. There are reports that the events that happened that night leading to hundreds of injured or dead people was the result of a cover-up from the assassination attempt. Other reports suggest that Bin Salman is now living scared and has increased his security.
Anyone who wants to visit Bin Salman has to pass a triple security check. Since he has increased security, then there could be some truth behind the assassination attempt that possibly happened at the Mandalay Bay. If this were an assassination attempt, then it wouldn’t be shocking. It’s not the first time that there was an attempt to assassinate him.
Pars Today reports:
“Bin Salman is living in horror. All those who want to meet him (even the closest ones) should go through three inspection rooms and all their belongings and whatever they carry are taken away from them, even a small pen in the second room,” al-Ahd al-Jadid wrote on its twitter page on Tuesday.
Anyone who wants to meet bin Salman is thoroughly checked from top to toe, and this is done on everyone even close relatives and family members.
Other Arab media outlets also reported in August that bin Salman had escaped an assassination attempt at one of the royal family palaces in Jeddah.
Arabic language Mer’at al-Jazeera quoted sources close to the royal family as saying that bin Salman was targeted by an assassination attempt in Jeddah by one of the Saudi princes.
Also, a western diplomat in Riyadh said that the Saudi crown prince wasn’t harmed in the failed attempt and the prince who made a move was arrested.
Multiple assassination attempts and increased security means someone must be out to get him.
Now people will want to know why cover up an assassination attempt? People will want to know why FBI would participate in the coverup of a foreign prince. That part doesn’t make much sense either. Why would Americans need to be shielded from an attempted assassination? Did the Stephen Paddock story make more sense in a political way that would push a gun narrative? Was it Stephen Paddock or two attempted assassins who truly shot up Las Vegas?
What’s your theory on the Las Vegas massacre?
BREAKING NEWS!!! 120+ People Feared DEAD!! MAJOR Terror ATTACK!
And once again we see the savages in the so-called “Religion of Peace” acting “Peacefully!”
At least 27 people were killed and 64 were gravely injured in a twin suicide bombing attack in central Baghdad, Iraq on Monday.
This makes it the deadliest attack so far this year in the Iraqi capital which is being rocked by attacks on a daily basis.
It’s been confirmed that two “peaceful” Islamists detonated their explosive vests in Tayaran Square. Tayaran Square is a commercial district and meeting place for day laborers seeking work to feed their families in an economy that still hasn’t been able to bounce back. Sadly on this day scores of them were killed and injured.
Although Iraq did officially declare victory last month over ISIS militants who seized control of nearly a third of the country in 2014 thanks to the lax Obama Administration policies. Sleeper cells and splinter groups continue to carry out attacks and bombings in Baghdad and various parts of the country.
The attack in Tayaran Square, also known as Aviation Square, was one of the deadliest in Baghdad since a massive truck bomb killed at least 324 people in the nearby commercial district of Karrada in July 2016. The Karrada bombing was the deadliest single attack in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein from power and gave way to severe lawlessness in the region which 14 years later is still struggling to recover.
01/15/18 ABCNews: Iraq raises death toll in Baghdad attack to 38
Iraqi officials have raised the death toll from a twin suicide bombing in a Baghdad market to 38. Two police officers and four health officials say Monday’s early morning attack also wounded 105 other people. They spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release the information.
01/15/18 WaPo: Twin suicide bombers target Baghdad, killing 27 in popular shopping district
A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up in central Baghdad early Monday, killing 27 people and injuring scores more in the first major attack in the capital since Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December. The attack also breached one of Baghdad’s most secure areas, underscoring the urgency of what Iraqi and American officials have said is a crucial transition from combat to traditional counterterrorism.
01/14/18 IraqiNews: Six people killed, injured in northern Baghdad bomb blast
Six people were killed and injured in a bomb blast in north Baghdad, a security source said on Sunday. “A bomb went off near stores in al-Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today. “One citizen was killed, while five others were wounded.”
01/14/18 AP: Baghdad bombing kills 8, wounds 10
Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing in Baghdad has killed eight and wounded at least 10 others. Police and hospital officials say the Saturday blast struck a northern Baghdad neighborhood targeting a police checkpoint on a busy street, and that a number of policemen were among the wounded.
01/14/18 VOA: Australian Surgeons Fit Robotic Legs to Islamic State Bomb Victim
A young Kurdish filmmaker who lost both legs in a terrorist attack in Turkey is walking after receiving pioneering robotic surgery in Australia. Lisa Calan was among dozens of people injured when Islamic State militants bombed a Kurdish political rally in June 2015. Her Iraqi-born surgeon says his work to help victims of terrorism is an act of resistance against fundamentalism.
01/14/18 Reuters: Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election, in alliance with Iran-backed group
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced he would stand for re-election on May 12 at the head of a cross-sectarian bloc, and received the support of a powerful Shi‘ite group close to Iran.
01/14/18 arabnews: Al-Sadr withdraws support from Abadi and his alliance
Iraq’s influential cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr has withdrawn his support for Prime Minister Haider Abadi because of his alliance with the Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) factions. Abadi’s alliance “paves the way for the return of the corrupt,” Al-Sadr declared on Sunday.
01/14/18 hurriyetdailynews: Iraqi army takes control of Iraqi-Kurdish border crossing with Turkey
Iraqi troops deployed on Oct. 31 at one of the main land crossings with Turkey, gaining a foothold at the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)-held frontier for the first time in decades and imposing one of Baghdad’s central demands on the autonomous region. Iraq’s entire land border with Turkey has been controlled by the KRG since before the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
01/10/18 DoD: Army Casualty Identified
Spc. Javion Shavonte Sullivan, 24, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, died Jan. 8 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. Sullivan was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. The incident is under investigation.
01/09/18 foxcarolina: Soldier with ties to Simpsonville killed in Iraq
A Simpsonville family said a soldier with ties to the Upstate has died while serving in Iraq. Willis Sullivan said military chaplains notified him Monday that his son, Javion “Jay” Sullivan, was killed in Iraq. The incident happened Monday. Jay had been involved in a group text with multiple family members on Sunday and the news on Monday came as quite the shock to the family, said Neeka Henderson, Jay’s sister-in-law.
01/09/18 kurdistan24: Unknown gunmen kill civilian, health worker in Kirkuk
Two people on Tuesday were killed in Kirkuk, according to eyewitnesses who reported armed men opened fire in the streets. Witnesses told Kurdistan 24 that shooters, whose identities are unknown, fired automatic weapons at a car carrying a health worker and another civilian in the Adan district in southern Kirkuk.
01/09/18 kurdistan24: US provides additional $75 million for post-IS stabilization in Iraq
US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman announced on Tuesday that Washington would be providing $75 million in additional funding to help stabilize Iraq following the full liberation of the country from the Islamic State (IS). The US plans to provide a total of $150 million to stabilization efforts in Iraq in 2018, bringing Washington’s total contribution to $265.3 million since 2015, according to the US Embassy in Baghdad
01/09/18 Reuters: Kuwait to host Iraq reconstruction conference in February
Kuwait will host an international conference in February on reconstruction in parts of Iraq devastated by the war against Islamic State, the state-run Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said on Tuesday. Donor countries and organizations are expected to announce financial contributions at the meeting from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14, it reported.
01/09/18 VOA: Storyteller Mattis Tries to Illustrate Deeper Meaning of Military Service
On a summer morning in a desolate corner of Iraq’s western desert, Jim Mattis learned he’d narrowly evaded an assassination attempt. A Sunni Arab man had been caught planting a bomb on a road shortly before Mattis and his small team of Marines passed by. Told the captured insurgent spoke English, Mattis decided to talk to him.
01/09/18 Reuters: Iraq returning displaced civilians from camps to unsafe areas
Iraqi security forces are forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province, exposing them to death from booby-traps or acts of vigilantism, refugees and aid workers say.
01/07/18 NPR: One Sister Wants To Rebuild. The Other Can’t Wait To Leave
Farah Khaled stands in front of the scorched and twisted steel beams of the destroyed Mosul University library. Red and green ribbons stand out against the blackened metal — remnants of a book drive Khaled and other students organized. “Their aim was to destroy our culture,” Khaled, 22, says about ISIS. “To destroy every ancient thing, every beautiful thing.”
01/07/18 DoD: Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria between Dec. 29, 2017, and yesterday, conducting 58 strikes consisting of 84 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the most recent strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
01/07/18 KP: Policeman killed, another injured in landmine explosion in Anbar
A policeman was killed while another was injured Sunday in a landmine explosion at Al-Qa’im district in Anbar, a security source was quoted as saying. “A landmine planted by Islamic State went off while a police patrol was passing by al-Basateen area at Al-Qa’im district in Anbar, leaving a policeman dead and another injured,” the source told Basnews.
01/07/18 IraqiNews: Five people killed, injured in bomb blast near Baghdad café
Five people were killed and injured Sunday in a bomb blast near a Baghdad café, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “An explosive charge went off near a café at al-Saheroon neighborhood in southeastern the Iraqi capital, leaving one person dead and four others injured.”
Someday we as a people will understand you just can’t reform savages. These people were born and bred to kill each other and us Infidels. They know nothing else. No matter how much money or troops we throw at them they will never stop. Sadly we Americans with our kind and generous hearts always believe others aspire to live in peace and freedom, but that’s not always the case. Nations get what they deserve, maybe Saddam Hussein was there for a reason.
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