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WHY IS THE MEDIA IGNORING A FORMER HEZBOLLAH COMMANDER’S ARREST?

Frightening Story Unfolds in Texas
By Harold Hutchison

The arrest of a former Hezbollah commander in Texas had not been covered by the mainstream media – even as shocking revelations about his past in the terrorist group have come to light in a bail hearing.

Wissam Allouche was arrested in 2011, and charged with failing to disclose his past with the terror group. Allouche was recorded during the three-year investigation boasting about sodomizing and killing a captured Israeli soldier.

Why is the media not covering this case?

PAKISTANI TALIBAN BIGWIG KILLED

U.S. Drone Strike Responsible
By Harold Hutchison

A suspected American UAV strike killed the second-in-command of the Pakistani Taliban in North Waziristan, a restive part of the world’s largest Muslim country.

Waliur Rehman’s death, if confirmed, would be a major victory in the War on Terror for the United States. Rehman did have a $5 million reward on his head through the “Rewards for Justice” program.

Will this help the Pakistanis make progress against the Taliban?

SUBPOENAED!

Issa Demands Documents From State Department
By Harold Hutchison

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has officially subpoenaed records from the State Department in the ongoing probe into the Obama Administration’s handling of the 11 September, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

MUSLIM ARRESTED IN STABBING OF FRENCH SOLDIER

Suspect Was Recent Convert to Islam
By Harold Hutchison

A 22-year-old man was arrested in the 25 May stabbing of a French soldier in a Paris suburb. The suspect, who at the time had been described as a tall man with a beard, was a recent convert to Islam.

The wounded French soldier, Pvt. Cédric Cordiez, had suffered a stab wound in his neck in the attack, which came three days after two men shouting “Allah akbar” killed a British soldier in the Woolwich area of London.

Now, are these attacks a coincidence, or are they a new form of “lone wolf” terrorists carrying out jihad?

TANKER HIJACKED OFF NIGERIA

Hijacking Overshadows Counter-Terror Success
By Harold Hutchison

An oil tanker was hijacked off the coast of Nigeria, the 19th pirate attack off the West African country this year. In the attack, a number of crewmen from Nigeria and Pakistan were taken from the MT Matrix.

The attack, the latest in an increasing number in the Gulf of Guinea, overshadowed a counter-success by the Nigerian government. The government managed to break up a terror attack in the city of Maiduguri in the northeastern part of the country, where violence Christian and Muslims has often occurred.

TALKING POINTS EDITOR PROMOTED

Victoria Nuland Nominated for Assistant Secretary of State
By Harold Hutchison

The State Department official who was active in editing the talking points prepared for UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s appearance on Sunday talk shows has been nominated to be Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs. Victoria Nuland’s nomination will have to be confirmed by the US Senate.

JIHADISTS HACK PERSON TO DEATH IN ENGLAND

Woolwich Incident Viewed As Terror Attack
By Harold Hutchison

A person believed to be a British soldier was beheaded on the street in Woolwich, England by two men who were shouting “Allah ackbar” as they carried out the attack. The attackers then went on to claim responsibility to an ITN News camera crew.

ACQUAINTANCE OF BOMBING SUSPECT KILLED

Questioning Turns Deadly
By Harold Hutchison

An acquaintance of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the 15 April, 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, was killed by an FBI agent after questioning turned deadly.

Benghazi and the Navy SEALS

MORE VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA

Gunmen Attack Police Station; Airstrikes Launched Against Militants
By Harold Hutchison

Islamist gunmen attacked a bank and a police station in the northwestern part of Nigeria. The attacks occurred across the country from the strongholds of Boko Haram, in the northeastern part of the country.

The Nigerian government launches air strikes against Boko Haram’s camps, killing a number of insurgents. According to a report by VOA News, a number of other camps have been taken over. Boko Haram had also carried out a number of attacks, including one that killed 50 people in Bama.

THE SMALL DOCUMENT DUMP

Petraeus Dismissed Talking Points
By Harold Hutchison

The recent release of 94 pages worth of e-mails between Obama Administration officials in the wake of the Benghazi attack might sound impressive, but in reality, the e-mails, while still having some relative value, is still a small fraction of what has been requested by Congressional investigators.

ISSA TO PICKERING: TALK TO US

House Oversight Chairman Seeks Interview
By Harold Hutchison

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has formally asked former Ambassador Tom Pickering and retired Admiral Michael Mullen to meet investigators for interviews.

BENGHAZI MATTERS

BOKO HARAM RAGES BACK

Piracy Also Rising Off Nigeria
By Harold Hutchison

The Islamist terror group Boko Haram is coming back despite a military crackdown in West Africa. The group has taken advantage of porous borders with Chad, Cameroon, and Niger to start taking control of the area around Lake Chad.

The Islamist group, whose name means “Western Education is sinful,” was founded in 2002 with the goal of establishing an Islamist state in the oil-rich nation. One recent operation bythe group killed 55 people and resulted in the freeing of 100 prisoners.

FALLOUT FROM BENGHAZI HEARINGS

Republicans Seek Depositions As New Scandal Emerges
By Harold Hutchison

The fallout from the hearings held by the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday hit over the Sunday shows. On Fox News Sunday, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, predicted that more whistleblowers would come forward. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee also said he was seeking depositions from officials.