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Was Trump going easy on ISIS or just lying about hitting ISIS "10 times harder" after NYC attack? - 11/04/17
From  (bolding added): President Trump referred to [the perpetrator of the NYC bikepath attack] as "an animal" this morning as he took questions from reporters before departing for Hawaii and a 13-day, five-nation tour of Asia. "When we have an animal do an attack like he did the other day on the west side of Manhattan, we are hitting them 10 times harder," Trump said. "They claimed him as a soldier - Good luck. Every time they hit us [and] we know it's ISIS, we hit them like you folks won't believe."
Donald Trump has said a lot of crazy things and proposed crazy policies that show he isn't qualified to be president. This tweet  is yet another example: The American people are sick and tired of not being able to lead normal lives and to constantly be on the lookout for terror and terrorists! First, as with many of the other things Trump says, that's not accurate: few Americans are cowering in fear as he describes.
Two behind Detroit airline terror plot were released from Gitmo; "art therapy rehabilitation program" - 12/28/09
From this: Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the Northwest bombing in a Monday statement that vowed more attacks on Americans. American officials agreed to send the two terrorists from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia where they entered into an "art therapy rehabilitation program" and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials.
Speaking to Candy Crowley of CNN earlier today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was asked about the failed terror attack that occurred on Christmas Day aboard a jet bound from Amsterdam to Detroit. Per Napolitano, "the system worked" (see the video, also at peekURL.com/vcmnigh ). Obviously, the system didn't work; the only things that averted tragedy were a failed detonator (link) and an alert passenger who subdued the terrorist. The DHS clearly failed, but so too did the State Department and perhaps other agencies. Rep. Peter King responds to Napolitano, saying (...
Via this comes justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/December/09-nsd-1304.html: New federal charges filed today allege that a Chicago man, who was arrested in October for planning terrorist attacks against a Danish newspaper and two of its employees, also conducted extensive surveillance of targets in Mumbai for more than two years preceding the November 2008 terrorist attack on India’s largest city that killed approximately 170 people, including six Americans, and injured hundreds more. The defendant, David Coleman Headley, a U.S. citizen, earlier this decade allegedly attended terrorism training camps in...
This is from 5/10/05's USA Today article "Ridge reveals clashes on alerts" (link): The Bush administration periodically put the USA on high alert for terrorist attacks even though then-Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge argued there was only flimsy evidence to justify raising the threat level, Ridge now says.
Here's more information on the white van found outside Madrid (link): SPANISH police last night established a direct link between the white "Koran van" and an unexploded train bomb in Madrid... Investigators found a mobile phone in the van - and have proved a link to another phone found in a sports bag packed with explosives on the train that was ripped apart at El Pozo station...