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Mass murderer praises Taliban for Afghanistan takeover

Nidal Hasan,  REUTERS/Bell County Sheriff's Office/Handout.
Nidal Hasan, REUTERS/Bell County Sheriff’s Office/Handout.

A mass murderer who killed 14 and injured another 43 during his Islam-inspired assault on U.S. soldiers at Fort Hood in 2009 has asked his lawyer to convey to the Taliban his congratulations for the terror group’s takeover of Afghanistan.

The Washington Examiner reports the message came from Nidal Hasan, a former U.S. Army major who called himself a “soldier of Allah” when he went on a deadly rampage at Fort Hood and shot and killed more than a dozen.

He’s now on death row at Fort Leavenworth.

He asked his lawyer, after boasting that “We Have Won!!!” to communicate to the Taliban with this message:

Lib Activist Group Warns Protesters: Men Can Have Abortions Too, Comparing GOP to Taliban is ‘Islamophobic’

Afghan immigrants stage a protest in front of the UNHCR representative office in Medan, North Sumatra, on September 7, 2021, criticizing the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan that does not respect women’s rights. (Photo by AHMAD RIDWAN NASUTION / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD RIDWAN NASUTION/AFP via Getty Images)

A radical left-wing activist group organizing a pro-abortion protest outside the home of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh had some interesting advice for prospective attendees. An addendum to the notice announcing the protest urged activists “to be as inclusive as possible in your language” while making a ruckus outside Kavanaugh’s home in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, the protest organizers cautioned attendees to “please avoid comparing U.S. abortion-restricting politicians to the Taliban” because it would be unfair to the Taliban. (No, seriously.) “The former are a distinctly homegrown phenomenon and ignoring that in favor of such comparisons is Islamophobic,” they explained.

The protest is scheduled to take place on the evening of Monday, Sept. 13. ShutDownDC, a left-wing activist group that purports to use “strategic direct action to advance justice and hold officials accountable,” said they intend to “make our voices heard” by calling for Kavanaugh’s resignation and telling him to “keep your oppressive ideology out of our bodies.”

MILE LONG PARADE OF VEHICLES Honor LCpl. Jared Schmitz Who Was Killed in Kabul — THOUSANDS of Trucks, Cars, Patriot Guard Bikers Turn Out in St. Louis to Escort American Hero Home (VIDEO)

LCpl. Jared Schmitz

On Wednesday LCpl. Jared Schmitz returned home to St. Louis and Wentzville in his final journey.

The response from the local midwest community was enormous.


Processional takes Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz from Lambert Airport to Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles.

Report: Gov’t Will Give Free Health Insurance, Aid to Afghan Evacuees

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images
OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images

Officials at State and the Department and Health and Human Services (HHS) “are working to provide initial relocation support to Afghans granted parole, ensuring that those Afghans arriving in American communities have initial support, including short-term emergency health insurance.”

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will grant “humanitarian parole” to “most” of the nearly 60,000 Afghans relocated to the United States “on a case-by-case basis,” the document revealed.

“Humanitarian parole” is used to grant someone who is otherwise inadmissible entry into the United States for a temporary period based on urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit reasons.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of DHS, is charged with screening and vetting the parole candidates.

Raw Footage from Marine’s Helmet GoPro Shows ‘Two Straight Weeks of Worsening Conditions’ in Kabul

The Blaze got ahold of raw video taken from a Marine’s GoPro which shows the true chaos endured by those in Kabul as U.S. evacuations took place at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Marine Cpl. Mike Markland strung together the video clips from his helmet’s GoPro camera. The footage “captured the grittiness and desperation of the hurried evacuation” and reveals “two straight weeks of worsening conditions” on the ground, as seen from the viewpoint of the Marine from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.

Markland originally posted the video to his Instagram account, but it has since been deleted. The Blaze reports Task & Purpose published the video, as well as Markland’s comments on social media before the video, had been removed.

US launching new drone task force on Iran’s doorstep – week after exiting Afghanistan

An MQ-9 SeaGuardian unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft system flies over Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe)
An MQ-9 SeaGuardian unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft system flies over Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe)

“We want to put more systems out in the maritime domain above, on and below the sea,” 5th Fleet commanding Vice Adm. Brad Cooper said in a statement shared with the Associated Press. “We want more eyes on what’s happening out there.”

The 5th Fleet did not specify what types of drone systems they would use, but the new task force will spread unmanned systems throughout the region to monitor critical chokepoints throughout the waterways of the Middle East, which are crucial to the global energy supply and shipping.

On Wednesday, Cooper did not directly link the launch of the 5th Fleet drone task force to any specific threat from Iran, but said, “We’re very aware of Iran’s posture and we’ll be prepared to deal with that appropriately. I’m going to leave it at that.”


IRS push for more info about taxpayers would ‘kill’ community banks: Florida Bankers Association CEO

Florida Bankers Association CEO Alex Sanchez weighs in on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), BlackRock and China.

LEAKED EMAIL shows State Department STILL blocking Afghanistan flights

A leaked email shows that President Biden’s State Department continues to obstruct American volunteers desperately trying to rescue our citizens — and Afghan allies — out of Afghanistan before it’s too late.

The email, written to an American who organized private evacuation flights and published by Fox News, shows just how difficult the State Department has been making these rescue attempts for organizations equipped to help.

But, why? And why does our government seemingly trust the Taliban, but not NGOs on the ground?

Glenn says it’s time these questions — and more — are answered.

Politics:

Swing-District Iowa Dem Donated To Bail Out Illegal Immigrants

Iowa state representative Christina Bohannan
Iowa state representative Christina Bohannan

Two years later, Bohannan is setting aside her radical past in an attempt to recast herself as a moderate, bipartisan alternative to Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R., Iowa). The Democrat says she “is running for Congress because she believes we need less bickering in Washington, and more working together.”

Prior to her campaign announcement, however, the state legislator scrubbed all policy positions from her 2020 campaign site, including sections that condemned Iowa’s popular voter ID law and endorsed taxpayer-funded sex change surgeries.

The group has only grown more radical since Bohannan lent her support. In March, it urged supporters to lobby the University of Iowa not only to defund the college’s police department but also to “eliminate police.”

Greg Gutfeld: Sending Kamala Harris to campaign for Gavin Newsom before recall vote is like ‘asking Charlie Sheen to be your sponsor at AA’

Image source: Rumble video screenshot
Image source: Rumble video screenshot

During a segment on “The Five,” co-host Dana Perino had been discussing with the panel President Joe Biden’s withering poll numbers when she turned to Gutfeld for his take.

“Greg, it used to be for a few months the president’s worst [poll] numbers were on immigration — and they were really bad, like in the 30s — but now he’s upside down on Afghanistan, COVID, economy, crime, and immigration,” Perino observed. “So that’s not a good trajectory.”

“Yeah, everything he touches turns to poop,” Gutfeld answered before apparently losing interest and heading right for the California recall election on Sept. 14 — and specifically Harris helping Newsom. “I want to talk about the recall. That excites me.”

Obama to star in Newsom ads in recall’s final week

Paul Sakuma/AP Photo
Paul Sakuma/AP Photo

OAKLAND — Former President Barack Obama will appear in a statewide ad urging Californians to reject the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom in the final days of the campaign.

The spot launching Thursday underscores Newsom’s strategy of enlisting national Democrats to help boost liberal turnout before voting ends Tuesday. While Democrats vastly outnumber Republicans in California, polls have shown GOP voters are more eager to vote.

President Kamala Harris and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) made campaign stops in California. President Joe Biden is expected to stump for Newsom early next week.

Trump Announces Rallies In Iowa And Georgia As 2024 Speculation Mounts

REUTERS/Marvin Gentry
REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Trump’s PAC announced the rallies late Tuesday, with one on Sept. 25 in Perry, Georgia, and one two weeks later in Des Moines, Iowa.

Trump has continuously flirted with a 2024 bid, and several top allies have publicly said they think he will mount a third campaign. 

Though Iowa has trended toward Republicans in recent elections, it is the first primary state, making it pivotal for any Republican seeking to oust President Joe Biden in 2024. Trump won Iowa by eight points in 2020.

Georgia, however, has trended in the opposite direction, moving from a once-solid Republican state to an extremely competitive swing state.

Senator Rand Paul Got It Right! The Intercept Has The Proof!

Rand Paul Is Serious About Holding Fauci Accountable. Here’s What Step He Took After New FOIA Docs Came Out.

Source: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times via AP, Pool
Source: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times via AP, Pool

Fauci has denied during testimony that the National Institutes of Health ever funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan. 

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by The Intercept show, however, that the NIH issued a “bat coronavirus grant” to EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S.-based health organization, for “$3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used in part to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans.”

Speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the development, the Kentucky Republican said lying under oath is a “felony punishable by five years in jail,” and that he’s already referred the matter to the DOJ. 

“I don’t think Biden’s Department of Justice will do anything with it but yes, it is very dangerous to have public officials who we need to have trust in coming and lying to us, but he has lied dozens of times,” Paul said. “Usually, he tells us that it’s for our own good but yes, he has … definitely lied to the American public and he should be held responsible but not just that. 

Ethics Watchdog Investigates Biden Use of Public Land for September 11 ‘Victory Lap’

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images

The FOIA request outlines the droves of reports over the last few weeks that detail the internal conflicts that have been happening among the president, his White House advisors, and military leaders, who reportedly warned the administration about the “President’s political decision to abandon thousands of Afghan partners and an unknown number of Americans still remaining in the country.”

Public’s Trust will use the FIOA request to obtain access to all “all records” relating to planning and preparation for the President’s “9/11 victory lap” on federal land. “The American public deserves better,” Public’s Trust stated in the FIOA request.

The ethics group recently launched an ethics investigation and submitted another FIOA request into possible ethical violations from improper gift-giving and influence-peddling at the wedding of Biden’s Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland.

Trump to endorse challenger to Rep. Liz Cheney, reports say

Trump has called Cheney a “loser RINO,” vowing to support a candidate to defeat her in the Republican primary. He reportedly met with several candidates running against Cheney or exploring the option to do so before settling on Hageman.

“He interviewed a lot of people, and when it was done, it was clear she’s in a class of her own,” said one Republican familiar with Trump’s selection process.

Hageman stepped down as the Wyoming GOP’s national committeewoman Tuesday in preparation for her run against Cheney. In her resignation letter, she praised state party officials for voting to censure Cheney over the impeachment vote.

Nigel Farage: America is ‘isolated’ and ‘friendless’ under Biden

The ex-Brexit Party leader says ‘nobody can trust the Americans’ with military engagements after the Afghanistan withdrawal.

World News:

Ahead Of Putin-Lukashenka Summit, Russian Jets Arrive To Help Patrol Belarusian Borders

An Sukhoi SU-57 in flight
An Sukhoi SU-57 in flight

The arrival of the Sukhoi jets, announced on September 8, comes a day ahead of a critical meeting between Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

The Russian jets “arrived at the Baranovichi airfield to form a joint training center for the air force and air defense forces of Belarus and Russia,” the Belarusian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The jets’ arrival also comes two days ahead of major military exercises involving thousands of troops from both countries — exercises that have prompted public statements of concern from some NATO countries.

Lukashenka and Putin’s meeting comes with growing speculation that the two leaders could finalize an integration of the two countries planned decades ago, something known as the union state.

IAEA deplores Iran nuclear-related behavior;Lebanon-Syria agree energy transit TV7Israel News 08.09

1) The International Atomic Energy Agency rebukes the Islamic Republic of Iran for obstructing an investigation into its past activities – all the while jeopardizing crucial monitoring work, which may consequently ‘further complicate’ multilateral efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.

2) The United States manages to provide Lebanon alternatives to Iranian fuel that was procured by Hezbollah.

3) France and Iraq announce an energy deal that will cut Baghdad’s dependence on Iranian gas.

What Were Yesterday’s Tumultuous Pro-Bolsonaro Protests in Brazil About?

Leading up to Brazil’s Independence Day protests, the media narrative from both the Brazilian and international press was largely reductive and alarmist: widespread, coordinated violence was likely as Bolsonaro plots a coup.

The realities are far more complex and nuanced, and it is impossible to understand yesterday’s tumultuous events in Brazil without understanding that context.

Powerful quake shakes southwest Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post, and causing rock falls and damaging buildings, authorities said. Olivia Chan reports.

China’s Three Gorges Dam hits 23-year high; Gene test linked to Chinese military sold to world

Nations are scrutinizing a Chinese-made genetics test. The test is used on pregnant women around the world. And the company that produces it has ties to the Chinese military.

When exactly did the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus outbreak begin in Wuhan? A top epidemiologist reveals he first heard about it back in mid-December 2019—two weeks before it was reported to the World Health Organization.

China’s Three Gorges Dam sees a 23-year record high water level. Landslides strike China in at least three areas, destroying homes and killing several people along the way.

NATO voices concerns about China’s nuclear expansion.

And a European country no longer wants its ambassador in China. This comes after a disagreement with Beijing over Taiwan’s opening of a de-facto embassy.

Commentary/Opinion:

HIGHLIGHTS: James O’Keefe x Candace Owens Interview on The Candace Show – 09/07/2021

The Most Shocking Thing I Learned Working at CNN (Pt. 2) | Tucker Carlson | MEDIA | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Tucker Carlson about why he left Washington D.C. for rural Maine, what he was most shocked to learn from working at CNN, and why Joe Biden’s failed Afghanistan withdrawal was far worse than the mainstream media has let on.

Tucker gives his take on the current state of media. He also describes the most shocking thing he learned while working at CNN. He describes how the liberal media is not really liberal at all.

He also explains how the media has simply become a means of protecting the ruling class while practicing non-stop working class demonization.

Tucker describes how the illiberal media has exposed itself as being more devoted to protecting billionaires while blaming the white working class for all of America’s problems.

We Were Right About Fauci’s Lies | Ep. 45

In what might be the biggest coverup in American history, new documents PROVE that Anthony Fauci funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. (The Liz Wheeler Show Episode 1, anybody?)

How can we trust anything Fauci says? Plus, Liz breaks down the unscientific, unethical behavior behind vaccine mandates and other tyrannical COVID policies.

And for Locals VIPs only, here are two ways to get an exemption from the imminent military COVID vaccine mandate.

Debunking Lies on COVID, Texas Abortion Law & Afghanistan | Guest: Liz Wheeler | Ep 483

Today we’re excited to be talking to Liz Wheeler, host of the Liz Wheeler Show. We’ve got lots of crazy stories floating around the news to discuss, and we start off with the ongoing reactions to Texas’ heartbeat law, which is now in effect.

For some reason, the Left is furious that women in Texas won’t be able to get abortions after about six weeks without abortionists getting sued. Even Biden and AG Merrick Garland are promising to fight the legislation, but do they really have any power to do so?

Speaking of Biden, our next topic is Afghanistan and the hostage crisis that is now clearly unfolding. Lastly, we talk about the completely made-up story that Rolling Stone ran about people in Oklahoma overdosing on ivermectin.

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