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Europe-wide hunt under way for Berlin attack suspect

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“A manhunt is under way across Europe after German authorities issued an appeal for information about the suspect in Monday’s deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market.

The federal prosecutor issued a Europe-wide alert for a 24-year-old Tunisian man, Anis Amri, on Wednesday warning that he could be armed and dangerous.

German authorities said they had tried to deport Mr Amri earlier this year but were unable to do so because Tunisia refused to recognise him as a citizen.

The prosecutor is offering a €100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Documents identifying Mr Amri were found in the cab of the truck used in Monday’s assault.

Ralf Jäger, interior minister for the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia, where the suspect once lived, said he had earlier been investigated in Berlin on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack but the probe had been closed.

According to one Italian official, Mr Amri arrived in Italy in the aftermath of the 2011 Tunisian revolution and spent as long as four years in a jail in Sicily. He was subsequently earmarked for expulsion and ordered to leave the country before he traveled to Germany.”

https://www.ft.com/content/d1df7972-c762-11e6-8f29-9445cac8966f

Apparently all of Europe’s best and brightest were either killed in the war or emigrated to America

Establish a no fly zone

My wife had a great idea to help reduce terrorism

Establish a no fly zone over America

For Air force one that is

Go on, you can have the plane

We will even give you Hawaii if we must

It’s not even really a state

Just stay the hell out of America

Then we will all be safer

 

French police don’t hesitate to use broad new emergency powers

“It was a typical Saturday night at the Pepper Grill, a halal burger and Tex-Mex restaurant in the Parisian suburb of St.-Ouen-l’Aumone. Staff were busy serving customers when police in full body armor, carrying rifles and riot shields, poured into the sleek red dining room.

Video from the restaurant’s surveillance cameras shows startled diners spinning around in their chairs. Police instructed them to remain seated and place their hands on the tables while they forced open doors with battering rams.

“I offered them the keys,” said the restaurant’s indignant owner, Ivan Agac. “They didn’t even answer me.”

After searching the premises for about half an hour, the officers thanked Agac and left, he said. Local officials confirmed that nothing untoward had been found.

Such seemingly heavy-handed police operations have been drawing attention in France after 130 people were killed in shooting and bombing attacks in Paris, prompting the introduction of a rash of security measures.”

“The national state of emergency declared by French President Francois Hollande within hours of the Nov. 13 bloodbath gave the security services broad powers to go after suspected extremists. Across the nation, police have been breaking down doors, interrogating residents, detaining suspects or placing them under house arrest — all without a warrant or orders from a judge.

A week after the attacks, the French Parliament voted to expand the emergency powers granted under a 1955 law — enacted during France’s war in Algeria — and extend the state of emergency for three months. The new regulations make it easier for the authorities to shut down mosques, community associations and websites deemed to pose a threat to public order. At least three mosques accused of “preaching hate” have been losed since last week.

The aggressive moves are seen as an attempt by the country’s leaders to regain the trust of a shocked and frightened public after two major terrorist strikes in less than a year. But some human rights groups worry that the measures endanger the country’s cherished civil liberties and could further alienate Muslim communities that have long felt isolated and aggrieved.”

The rest here from LA times: http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-french-police-emergency-powers-20151203-story.html

Of course they don’t hesitate

They were using those powers to arrest protesters that have caught onto the global warming scam

Wait until the U.S. catches on and starts passing emergency laws instead of gun control

Who needs gun control when you can declare someone a “Potential” terrorist under emergency powers?

It would already be happening if they weren’t on the PC band wagon with the Muslims

Once they get off of that, I am sure that they will going after “Terrorists” in earnest

 

Russians: U.S. helped strengthen both ISIS and al Qaeda

“U.S. actions in the Middle East helped Islamic State to gain influence, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, according to Interfax.

The strengthening of Islamic State “became possible partly due to irresponsible U.S. politics” that focused on fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad instead of joining efforts to root out terrorism, Medvedev was cited as saying in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. President Barack Obama earlier on Sunday said that Russia is facing a strategic choice as Assad can’t stay. The Obama administration declined to comment Sunday on Medvedev’s statement.

The U.S. contributed to the strengthening of al-Qaeda, which led to the events of Sept. 11, Interfax reported, citing Medvedev. The terrorist threat can only be fought jointly, he said.

Medvedev and Obama met in the Malaysian capital at the East Asia Summit that followed a week of talks and conferences in Asia dominated by the battle against terrorism. The United Nations on Friday unanimously endorsed a resolution calling for countries to take “all necessary measures” to combat Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-22/russia-calls-for-un-brokered-moves-in-fighting-terror-ifx-says

The law of unintended consequences

Be careful where you meddle

It may come back to bite you

Kind of like all the wonderful U.S. military equipment that ISIS has thanks to the Iraq military