Friday, May 26, 2017

OPINION_ Manchester bombing’s Libya roots: another mess Obama left for Trump

NEW YORK POST

OPINION

Manchester bombing’s Libya roots: another mess Obama left for Trump


By Benny Avni
May 25, 2017 | 9:36pm



Members of the Libyan National Army, known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, clash with jihadists. AFP/Getty Images


After the Manchester bombing, can President Trump keep saying America has “no role” to play in Libya?

Libya keeps popping up in the investigation into the attack by British suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed at least 22 people and injured 59 at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night. Abedi spent the last three weeks of his life in Libya, his father’s birthplace, before returning to his native Manchester.

As Britain’s security forces dig deeper into Abedi’s ISIS connections, making additional arrests in England and Libya, one thing is clear: The country we helped rid of dictator Moammar Khadafy is a mess — which is just how the Islamist terrorists like it.

READ MORE: http://nypost.com/2017/05/25/manchester-bombings-libya-roots-another-mess-obama-left-for-trump/

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Obama lived in an imaginary world, where America pretends it can ignore the messes left behind. It’s time to break out of that mindset while there’s still a chance to turn Libya around. First Trump must realize that the rear is no place for a leader.

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MELANIA TRUMP_ Melania Trump has been looking amazing this week

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Melania Trump has been looking amazing this week


May 26, 20177:42pm



VIDEO: First Lady of the US Melania Trump has accompanied her hubby Donald on his first international trip as President. Picture: Eric Lalmand/AFP


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MELANIA Trump has nailed her inaugural trip as First Lady with a string of hella cute outfits.

So far she’s been to Belgium, Israel, Italy and Saudi Arabia, where Melania decided not to wear a headscarf, something Donald Trump criticised Michelle Obama for doing in 2015.

She’s been channelling her inner Business Barbie and rocking a series of fabulous two-piece suits, complete with giant belts cinched in at the waist.

It was clear she had adopted that golden rule of style — find a look you like and stick with it.

In Brussels, the suit was beige, while she went with white for a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. She swapped the suit but kept with the theme with several belted coat dresses.

Here’s a round up of all her fabulous, belt-astic outfits this week.




Rocking Belgian designer Maison Ullens and a pair of Manolo Blahnik snakeskin heels in Brussels. Picture: Eric Lalman/AFP Source:AFP


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Wearing white again in Tel Aviv. Picture: Mandel Ngan/AFP Source:AFP


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

POLITICS_ Obama’s NSA rebuked for snooping on Americans; journo says it proves wide pattern

FOX NEWS

WHITE HOUSE

Obama’s NSA rebuked for snooping on Americans; journo says it proves wide pattern

By Alex Diaz

Published May 25, 2017 Fox News

VIDEO: New evidence Obama's NSA conducted illegal searches



VIDEO: Fallout from revelations of NSA's illegal surveillance


The secret court that oversees government snooping took the Obama administration to task late last year, suggesting it created "a very serious Fourth Amendment issue" by violating rules the government itself had implemented regarding the surveillance of Americans.

According to top-secret documents made public by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court – often referred to as the FISA court – the government admitted that, just days before the 2016 election, NSA analysts were violating surveillance rules on a regular basis. This pattern of overreach, coupled with the timing of the government’s disclosure, resulted in an unusually harsh rebuke of the administration’s practices and principles.

A former CBS journalist suing the federal government for allegedly spying on her said the documents prove the illegal snooping was pervasive and widely abused.


POTENTIAL 'SMOKING GUN' SHOWING OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SPIED ON TRUMP TEAM, SOURCE SAYS


"Sources of mine have indicated that political players have increasingly devised premises to gather intel on political targets by wrapping them up in 'incidental' collection of foreigners, as if by accident," Sharyl Attkisson, who is pursuing a federal lawsuit the Department of Justice has tried to dismiss, told the Fox News Investigative Unit.

According to the FISA Court opinion, it was on September 26, 2016 that the government submitted an undisclosed number of "certifications" for the court to review. The review process was supposed to be completed within 30 days, or by October 26, 2016.

Just two days before that review was to be completed – and less than two weeks before the 2016 election – the government informed the court that NSA analysts had been violating rules, established in 2011, designed to protect the internet communications of Americans.

The NSA has suggested these were “inadvertent compliance lapses,” and points out that the agency "self-reported" these problems, meaning they were the ones to bring this issue to the attention of the court.

There was just one problem.

The violations that the government disclosed on October 24, 2016, were based on a report from the NSA's Inspector General that had been released 10 months earlier, in January 2016. This means that when the government submitted its certifications for review in September, they were likely aware of that IG report – but failed to mention the malpractice going on at the NSA.

The Court at the time blamed an institutional “lack of candor" for the government's failure to disclose that information weeks earlier, and gave the government until April 28, 2017, to come up with a solution. After failing to come to an agreement, the NSA announced that it was stopping the type of surveillance in question.

The so-called “lapses” among NSA staffers had to do with Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the “upstream” surveillance of what the intelligence community refers to as “about” communications.


REPORT: OBAMA LIED AND OBAMA SPIED


According to the NSA, Section 702 "allows the intelligence community to conduct surveillance on only specific foreign targets located outside the United States to collect foreign intelligence, including intelligence needed in the fight against international terrorism and cyber threats."

Upstream surveillance, according to the ACLU, was first disclosed by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and “involves the NSA’s bulk interception and searching of Americans’ international internet communications — including emails, chats, and web-browsing traffic.”


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This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo)


Until the NSA stopped it, the “upstream” snooping program notified them directly if someone inside the U.S. composed an email that contained the email address of a foreign intelligence agent who was being monitored. According to an NSA declaration reportedly made during the Bush administration, these communications did not have to be to or from the foreign agent, they simply had to mention the email address.

According to the FISA Court documents just made public, the notifications sent to the NSA often led to the unmasking of American citizens caught up in monitoring. And as the court pointed out, many of the requests being made to unmask the Americans taking part in these communications were in direct violation of safeguards established by the Obama administration.

According to the FISA Court documents, so-called “minimization procedures” adopted in 2011 to curb unlawful surveillance “have prohibited use of U.S.-person identifiers to query the results of upstream Internet collections under Section 702.”

And, according to the government’s October 26, 2016 admission, “NSA analysts had been conducting such queries in violation of that prohibition, with much greater frequency than had been previously disclosed.”

The suspended surveillance program has been a target of fierce criticism from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, as well as journalists and even Snowden.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, told Fox & Friends on Wednesday that the “terrible” program was basically “a back doorway to sort of get at Americans' privacy without using a warrant.”

When the NSA announced it was stopping certain Section 702 activities, Senate Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, said he had raised concerns for years “that this amounted to an end run around the Fourth Amendment.”

Snowden tweeted that the NSA’s actions represented “the most substantive of the post-2013 NSA reforms, if the principle is applied to all other programs.”

Contrary to denials, NSA was in fact sifting through Americans' emails, @Charlie_Savage reports. And now they've been forced to halt it.

— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 28, 2017

Attkisson, who sued to determine who had access to a government IP address that she says was discovered on her CBS work computer during a forensics exam, said she’s concerned the truth will never come out.

"I'm told by sources that it should only take a day or a week, at most, for the intel community to provide [lawmakers with] the details of which Americans, journalists and public officials were 'incidentally' surveilled, which ones were unmasked, who requested the unmaskings, when, and for what supposed purpose," Attkisson said. "Yet months have gone by. I’m afraid that as time passes, any evidence becomes less likely to persist."

READ MORE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/25/obama-s-nsa-rebuked-for-snooping-on-americans-journo-says-it-proves-wide-pattern.html


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AIRPORT SECURITY_ Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

LIFE - TRAVEL - THE MIDDLE SEAT

Get Ready to Unpack for Airport Security

Travelers should expect new procedures at TSA checkpoints later this year, with more carry-on items, like food and tablets, separated into bins


VIDEO: TSA Security Lines: Changes Coming at the Airport

Soon travelers will have to pull out more than just laptops from carry-on bags. Food and books may also end up in separate bins, per a TSA experiment. WSJ's Tanya Rivero and Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney explain the changes ahead.

By Scott McCartney
Updated May 24, 2017 12:44 p.m. ET
Arlington, Va.

Changes are coming to airport security checkpoints: TSA wants you to declutter your bags.

New procedures, such as requiring all food or all electronics larger than cellphones be placed in bins separately, are still being tested. Changes haven't yet been finalized, but senior Transportation Security Administration...

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WORLD_ Manchester Ariana Grande concert attack: Bomber rang his mum before attack to ask for forgiveness

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world

Manchester Ariana Grande concert attack: Bomber rang his mum before attack to ask for forgiveness


May 26, 2017  5:55am

Photo: Before carrying out a suicide bombing in Manchester, Salman Abedi, called his mother and asked for her forgiveness. Picture: Supplied


Ellen Whinnett in Manchester, staff writers, News Corp Australia Network

THE Manchester bomber reportedly called his mother and brother just 15 minutes before he detonated a bomb that killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.

Salman Abedi reportedly asked his mother to “forgive me”, a Libyan anti-terror official said.

Abedi’s father and brother have since been arrested in Libya, as the bomber’s brother Hashem confessed to knowing “all the details” of his brother’s plan.

READ MORE: http://www.news.com.au/world/manchester-ariana-grande-concert-attack-agencies-warned-salman-abedi-was-a-threat/news-story/62697efa12b491d0cda55b5a361ffc74


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POLITICS_ Gingrich: Trump trip will be remembered as 'historic turning point'

FOX NEWS

FOREIGN POLICY

Gingrich: Trump trip will be remembered as 'historic turning point'


Published May 25, 2017 Fox News



VIDEO: Newt Gingrich on the impact of Trump's foreign trip



Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Fox News' "Hannity" Wednesday that President Trump's first foreign trip as chief executive would be remembered as a "historic turning point" in the struggle against Islamic terrorism.

Gingrich reserved special praise for Trump's speech to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, during which the president called for a "coalition of nations" to "stamp out extremism" and "drive out the terrorists from your places of worship."

"The speech was so powerful," Gingrich told host Sean Hannity. "I think people will look back on this and say, 'What a historic turning point.' ... He’s talking to the leadership of the Sunni world and they’re taking it. They’re applauding it."

Gingrich told host Sean Hannity that he was "very surprised at how intensely serious [Trump] is" about brokering a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.

"Things [are] happening that are practical, that are real," the former Speaker said. "Very much Donald Trump-like."

Gingrich also confirmed that his wife, Callista, had been nominated by the president to be U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

"As a girl who grew up in the church and who sings in the Basilica [of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington], she’s amazingly excited by it," he said.

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INDONESIA EXPLOSIONS_ Deadly explosions rock bus terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Deadly explosions rock bus terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia


May 25, 2017 8:02am



Indonesian policemen move a body bag into an ambulance at the site of a suspected suicide bomb on May 25, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Picture: Ed Wray/Getty Images


VIDEO:




Staff writers and AFP, News Corp Australia Network

A SUICIDE bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit the Muslim-majority country as it struggles with a surge of terror plots.

Two explosions hit the parking lot next to the Transjakarta bus terminal in the Kampung Melayu district about 9pm Wednesday (midnight Thursday AEST), according to The Jakarta Post.

Five other police officers and five civilians were injured when two bombers launched the attack in a street next to the station.

Human body parts — including a severed head — and shattered glass were strewn across the road following the attack, which happened as police were helping to secure a parade by a local group.

READ MORE: http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/explosion-in-east-jakarta-near-bus-station-indonesia-police/news-story/968baaa67dfac2852aa35a93ff7fac9a


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

First responder to Manchester Arena attack describes final moments he held dying Saffie in his arms

NEWS.COM.AU

europe

First responder to Manchester Arena attack describes final moments he held dying Saffie in his arms


May 25, 20171:37pm



Saffie Roussos, one of the victims of an attack at Manchester Arena, in Manchester, England, which left more than a dozen dead on Monday.

Andrew Parker and staff writers, news.com.au

EIGHT-year-old terror victim Saffie Roussos called out for her mum as she was held by a first-aider in her dying moments.

Distraught Paul Reid, 43, tried to reassure the little girl that she would be OK as they waited for help amid the carnage in the Manchester Arena.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Mr Reid said he dashed back in to look for the terrorist after he heard the bomb at the end of the Ariana Grande gig on Monday night.

Instead he found himself comforting the injured strewn across the floor, including little Saffie, who he wrapped in his coat before helping onto a makeshift stretcher.

He discovered the following day that she had died in hospital from her devastating injuries — the youngest of the 22 killed in the atrocity.

READ MORE: http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/first-responder-to-manchester-arena-attack-describes-final-moments-he-held-dying-saffie-in-his-arms/news-story/9a383af5de3d5745b9466e231e43b4fc


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WORLD_ South China Sea: US Navy destroyer sails near man-made Chinese island, official says

FOX NEWS

DEFENSE

South China Sea: US Navy destroyer sails near man-made Chinese island, official says


Published May 24, 2017 Fox News



VIDEO: China rebukes White House over South China Sea


A U.S Navy destroyer sailed near a man-made Chinese island in the South China Sea Wednesday, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

The Navy patrol was the first "freedom of navigation operation" to occur near a Chinese man-made island since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to the official.

The USS Dewey, a guided-missile destroyer sailed less than 12 nautical miles away from Mischief Reef, one of a chain of disputed islands in the South China Sea.

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SECURITY_ How America and Japan are Pushing Back Against China in the South China Sea

THE NATIONAL INTEREST

THE BUZZ

How America and Japan are Pushing Back Against China in the South China Sea




Kris Osborn
May 24, 2017

US & Japan show force together in South China Sea to Counter China; Pentagon officials say satellites have confirmed that the Chinese have placed surface-to-air missiles on island-like structures in the area.

US and Japanese ships have completed a joint show of force in the contested region of the South China Sea in an overt attempt to illustrate allied cooperation and interoperability - and challenge China's aggressive stance in the region, service officials said.

Earlier this month, ships from the U.S Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) completed a "passing" exercise, or PASSEX, in the area; this included personnel exchanges, cross-deck flight operations, communications exercises, division tactics, a tracking exercise and photo exercise, according to a statement from the Navy's Destroyer Squadron 7 Public Affairs.

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