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UAV STRIKE WHACKS SIX

Third Strike in Three Days
By Harold Hutchison

For the third time in three days, an American UAV has carried out a strike against al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen. The strike reportedly killed six militants, and is the sixth UAV strike in two weeks.

SILENCING FORT HOOD VICTIMS?

Wounded Soldier’s Wife Vows to Keep Speaking Out
By Harold Hutchison

Victims of the attack at Fort Hood are being gagged by the Department of Defense, according to the wife of one of those wounded. The claim comes as Nidal Hasan, who is accused of carrying out the attack, is being court-martialed.

“DOD slapping victims with gag orders after #fthood testimony. Can't talk denial of benefits and separating family of deceased from wounded,” Autumn Manning tweeted.

YEMEN FOILS TERROR ATTACK

American UAV Strike Kills Seven
By Harold Hutchison

The government of Yemen claims it has foiled a terrorist attack by al-Qaeda that would have targeted oil and gas export platforms. At the same time, the second UAV strike in two days is believed to have killed seven members of al-Qaeda.

According to a report by VOA News, the deployment of Yemeni troops to possible targets foiled the attack, which would have used terrorists dressed in stolen army uniforms to seize key locations in Mukalla and Shabwa.

UAV STRIKE IN YEMEN

Four Al-Qaeda Killed
By Harold Hutchison

An American UAV strike in Yemen is believed to have killed four members of al-Qaeda. The strike comes as the United States has evacuated its embassy in Sana’a, the county’s capital, as embassies in another 18 countries remained closed.

More details about the threat emerged, including the fact that intercepts of electronic communication between al-Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, who heads al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Zawahiri reportedly ordered Wuhayshi to carry out an attack.

BOKO HARAM THUGS WHACKED!

Nigerian Forces Take Out 32 Militants
By Harold Hutchison

Nigerian forces have killed nearly three dozen militants tied to the terrorist group Boko Haram in two separate attacks. Three Nigerian policemen were killed, but 32 members of the terrorist group were killed.

Boko Haram has been responsible for a number of attacks in the northern part of Nigeria since 2009 that have killed thousands. A recent surge in attacks by the group lead Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan to order additional troops into the region in May.

CLOSURE OF EMBASSIES EXTENDED

Shutdown to Last Rest of Week
By Harold Hutchison

The closure of American embassies in 19 countries, most of them in the Middle East, has been extended to cover the rest of this week. The shutdown comes amidst warnings of a planned al-Qaeda attack.

American embassies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Algeria are re-opening, but others, including those in Israel, Egypt, Kuwait, and Yemen are remaining closed. Yemen is where al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is based.

WORLDWIDE TERROR ALERT

Embassies to Close Sunday – Al-Qaeda Cited
By Harold Hutchison

American embassies across the Middle East will be closed Sunday due to a new terror alert issued by the State Department, which states that “al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August.”

HASAN RENOUNCES CITIZENSHIP

Documents Sent to Fox News
By Harold Hutchison

Nidal Hasan, who is facing a court martial over the 5 November, 2009 shooting at Fort Hood that killed 13 people and wounded 30, has renounced his American citizenship and his oath as a soldier. The renouncements came in a package of documents sent to Fox News.

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD NOT BACKING DOWN

Vows to Continue Protests Until Morsi Restored
By Harold Hutchison

The Muslim Brotherhood, which supported former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, is vowing to continue protests until he is returned to office. The vows come despite the most recent incidents of deadly violence that left 80 people dead and hundreds injured.

Morsi, deposed on 3 July, had taken power in 2012, a year after Hosni Mubarak was deposed after ruling for nearly three decades. He quickly became unpopular, and drew massive opposition from the Egyptian public.

PAKISTAN PRISON BREAK!

Militants Freed in Attack
By Harold Hutchison

As many as 250 militants were sprung from a Pakistani prison after an attack by the Pakistani Taliban. Local cops were outgunned and overwhelmed during the attack. A previous prison attack in April 2012 had freed a few hundred prisoners.

The alleged mastermind of the attack was one of those freed in the April, 2012, prison break. Adnan Rasheed had recently gained notoriety for an open letter to Malala Yousefzai, a 16-year-old girl shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban for promoting the education of women.

AIM Announces Formation of Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi

Accuracy in Media (AIM), along with some of the country’s top retired military officers and national security officials, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, July 30, to launch the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. The press conference is at noon in The Zenger Room at the National Press Club. The newly formed group will focus on resolving some of the many questions surrounding the September 11th attacks last year on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the nearby CIA Annex, that remain unanswered to this day.

CITADEL MALWARE CONTINUES TO DELIVER REVETON RANSOMWARE IN ATTEMPTS TO EXTORT MONEY

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have recently received complaints regarding a ransomware campaign using the name of the DHS to extort money from unsuspecting victims.

MORSI DETAINED OVER HAMAS CONTACTS

Ties with Terrorist Group in 2011 Prison Escape Scrutinized
By Harold Hutchison

Mohammed Morsi is being held while an investigation into his contacts with Hamas prior to a 2011 prison escape is being conducted. The former Egyptian President was removed from power on 3 July by the military.

According to media reports, Morsi’s detention was announced on the eve of protests scheduled for today. Since the ouster, over a hundred people have been killed in violent clashes. The Obama Administration recently held up delivery of four F-16 fighters to Egypt.

TUNISIA FALLING INTO CHAOS?

Death of Opposition Leader Sparks Protests
By Harold Hutchison

The second assassination in 2013 to rock the North African country of Tunisia has sparked massive protests in Tunis, the capital. The victim, Mohammed Brahmi, was a vocal critic of the country’s Islamist government.

Brahmi was also a member of the Constituent Assembly, which is tasked with drawing up a new constitution for Tunisia. In February, another secular politician Chokri Belaid, was also assassinated, sparking violence.

MORE CALLS FOR SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE BENGHAZI

Special Operations Speaks Supports Wolf Resolution
By Harold Hutchison

Special Operations Speaks delivered a petition signed by over 1,000 veterans who have served in special operations forces to the Capitol in support of a resolution by Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) calling for a select committee to investigate the 11 September, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.