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Holder lost points with press conference

Scathing reactions to Holder’s try for distance from Fast & Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder’s attempt yesterday to distance himself from Operation Fast and Furious – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ botched gun trafficking sting – has drawn blistering reactions on an ATF watchdog website, and from the U.S. Senator who has been investigating the scandal for the past eight months.


Article by Dave Workman

SOF Daily Update - 8 September, 2011

Further discussion of the mainstream media's efforts to blame guns - and the Second Amendment - for the actions of criminals.

Afghans Execute First Solo Patrol in Eastern Marjah

Video by 2nd Marine Division

Blame the gun redux

Blame the gun, Pt. II; Gottlieb pegged it, antis exploit it

Forty-eight hours after New Yorkers began tallying the body count and casualties of last weekend’s shootings in the Big Apple while a gunman opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, NV, it turns out Bellevue’s Alan Gottlieb was right.


Article by Dave Workman

German Police Arrest 2 Terror Suspects, Search Islamic Center

German police say they have arrested two men on suspicion of buying bomb making materials and planning a major act of violence in the country.

Police say they detained a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old Palestinian from the Gaza Strip in the capital, Berlin, on Thursday. Police say the men tried to purchase a large amount of chemicals that could be used to make an explosive device.

Pakistani Police Detain Dozens After Suicide Bombings

Police say they have detained some 170 suspects in connection with Wednesday's suicide bombings that killed 28 people in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.

Senior police official Hamid Shakil told VOA on Thursday that many of those being questioned are Afghan refugees.

Two suicide bombers attacked the home of Farrukh Shehzad, the deputy head of Baluchistan province's paramilitary Frontier Corps, on Wednesday. Police say one of the assailants was carrying an identity card indicating he was from Afghanistan's Kunduz province.

India Tracks Terror Suspects

Indian authorities are closely examining an email that may be a claim of responsibility for this week's deadly explosion in New Delhi.

Police have released two sketches of possible suspects and are looking for a car that may have been connected to a bomb attack Wednesday.

The explosion outside a high court killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more.

Reward offered

India's National Investigative Agency has offered more than $10,000 in reward money for information from the public leading to the terrorists who planted the bomb, believed to have been in a suitcase.

US Diplomat Talks Tough on Conflicts in Sudan

The U.S. special envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman arrived in the Sudanese capital Wednesday for talks with officials of the ruling National Congress Party, including Foreign Minister Ali Karti. Ambassador Lyman traveled to Khartoum in the wake of recent fighting in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states. Following his meetings in Khartoum, he warned authorities in the newly independent South Sudan to avoid military interference in the conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents and wounded one while searching for a Taliban facilitator in Jalalabad district, Nangarhar province, yesterday.

The facilitator is responsible for supplying weapons and planning attacks against Afghan forces.

One of the suspected insurgents was shot and wounded during the operation. After receiving medical treatment for non-life threatening wounds, he was detained by security forces for further questioning.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan: