Sunday former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, just hours after shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando blasted the Obama administration as “willfully” avoiding telling Americans the threat of Islamic terrorism and ideology.
Last week the Russian military suffered a setback in Syria when fires destroyed four Mi-24 attack helicopters , but U.S. officials tell Fox News the intelligence community believes it was an “accident,” not an Islamic State terror attack. The fires also destroyed more than a dozen trucks at an air base in Tiyas, roughly halfway between Homs and Palmyra.
The US has ramped up intelligence cooperation and will review international efforts to combat Islamic State militants after the Brussels attacks during a nuclear summit with world leaders next week, President Barack Obama said.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday night the attacks in Brussels point to the need for Europe to work harder to defeat ISIS, and it’s not enough just in the Middle East.
U.S. defense officials say the U.S. has asked Russia to avoid airstrikes in an area of northern Syria where American special operations forces have been working with Syrians fighting the Islamic State group.
Okay, the firing back has begun, as Trump responded to the senile Pope saying that he didn’t believe Trump was a Christian. Here’s what Trump said:
Cameron, you are a fool….Muslims don’t assimilate into a society, they change society to convert to their way or else. England, as we once knew it, exists no longer, as Muslims are taking over. To blame Trump, for what European leaders allowed to happen is a joke.
The DHS says fake Syrian passports aren’t exactly a dime a dozen, but they can be had for as little as $200, that could call into question the ability to screen Middle East refugees fleeing to the West. This 8-page report, circulated to law enforcement agencies across the nation, warns that a certain batch of Syrian passports – those issued since June 2014 from two regions under the Islamic State control, Deir- ez-Zour and Raqqa – are likely to be phonies, based on the fact one was bought on the black market in Turkey.
Wednesday Trump said that it’s important not only to take out ISIS militants, but “you have to take out their families” as well. “One of the problems that we have and one of the reasons we’re so ineffective is they’re trying to, they’re using them as shields,” the GOP front-runner told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program. He repeated the comments on other morning shows.