Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Thom discusses how Gulf Coast fishermen are still feeling the effect of the BP oil spill with Attorney Scott Carruthers and how Fukushima radiation is still being discovered on the U.S. West Coast with Beyond Nuclear’s Kevin Kamps. Tonight’s “Politics Panel” discusses Governor Kasich’s candid words on Obamacare, why the U.S. is not working with Cuba to control Ebola in Africa and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s scathing dissent of her colleague's decision to let Texas go ahead with it’s voter ID law. In tonight's “Daily Take” Thom details how Libertarian policies are to blame for the lost generation.

The Moving Thing Canadian Lawmakers Did to Honor Heroic Sergeant-at-Arms Who Helped Stop Terrorist

The Moving Thing Canadian Lawmakers Did to Honor Heroic Sergeant-at-Arms Who Helped Stop Terrorist

 http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/23/video-canadian-lawmakers-honor-hero-sergeant-at-arms-with-emotional-standing-ovation/

Canadian lawmakers honored Parliament sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers with a lengthy standing ovation Thursday morning, one day after a gunman killed a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial and then tore through the Parliament building.

Law enforcement officials have not officially confirmed that it was Vickers, 58, who took down shooting suspect Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, but multiple government officials took to Twitter to say in no uncertain terms that members of Parliament owe their lives to the 29-year Royal Canadian Mounted Police veteran.

The white-haired Vickers, emotion on his face, stood and acknowledged the ovation inside the House of Commons, which lasted well over two minutes.

Canada: Ottawa shooter’s father waged jihad in Libya in 2011; shooter not a recent convert but a longtime Muslim

Canada: Ottawa shooter’s father waged jihad in Libya in 2011; shooter not a recent convert but a longtime Muslim

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/10/canada-ottawa-shooters-father-waged-jihad-in-libya-in-2011-shooter-not-a-recent-convert-but-a-longtime-muslim

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Even while in the process of revealing these facts, the Globe and Mail does its best to divert attention away from them by quoting a friend asserting that Zehaf-Bibeau must be mentally ill, and marshaling evidence to support that claim. This is what we see after every jihad attack and uncovered jihad plot: a rush to find some other motive, and to exonerate Islam from all responsibility. Are authorities going into the mosque Zehaf-Bibeau attended and investigating what is taught there? Or are they too busy reassuring mosque leaders that they will protect them against an “Islamophobic backlash”?

“Suspected killer in Ottawa shootings had a disturbing side,” by Colin Freeze and Les Perreaux, The Globe and Mail, October 22, 2014 (thanks to Axel):
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain 32-year-old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier near Parliament Hill, was a labourer and small-time criminal – a man who had had a religious awakening and seemed to have become mentally unstable.
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. The two were divorced in 1999.
The military confirmed the death of a soldier shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday. Maj.-Gen. Christopher Coates says Canadian Forces bases across the country are taking “precautions” to assure staff safety.
Ms. Bibeau did not answer e-mails Wednesday, and staff at her offices declined to comment. No one answered the door at her Montreal townhouse. Mr. Zehaf also could not be reached.
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau grew up in Eastern Canada, including Ottawa and Montreal, and had spent time in Libya before moving to Western Canada to become a miner and labourer, according to friend Dave Bathurst.
Mr. Bathurst said he met Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau in a Burnaby, B.C., mosque about three years ago. He said his friend did not at first appear to have extremist views or inclinations toward violence – but at times exhibited a disturbing side.
“We were having a conversation in a kitchen, and I don’t know how he worded it: He said the devil is after him,” Mr. Bathurst said in an interview. He said his friend frequently talked about the presence of Shaytan in the world – an Arabic term for devils and demons. “I think he must have been mentally ill.”
Yeah, that must be it.
Mr. Bathurst last saw Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau praying in a Vancouver-area mosque six weeks ago. He spoke of wanting to go to the Middle East soon.
“He wanted to go back to Libya and study,” Mr. Bathurst said. He urged his friend to make sure study was on his mind and “not something else.”
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau insisted he was only going abroad with the intent of learning about Islam and to study Arabic.
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was blocked from fulfilling those plans. Sources say he intended to travel abroad, but he had not been able to secure a valid travel document from federal officials, who have been taking measures to prevent Canadians from joining extremists overseas.

His father’s history offers a hint of what Mr. Bathurst was concerned about. In 2011, a Montrealer named “Belgasem Zahef” was quoted in a Washington Times dispatch from the front in Libya, where he had travelled to join the rebel fight. The man described being detained at the Zawiyah oil terminal, where he witnessed torture.
At the Burnaby mosque, Mr. Bathurst said his friend’s “erratic” behaviour – he did not elaborate – caused frictions with the elders at the house of worship, who asked him to stop attending prayers. At that time, Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was living in a barely furnished single-room apartment.
Mr. Bathurst said he recalls his friend being arrested at the mosque a few years ago after bizarrely calling police to tell them about a crime he had committed many years before.
Vancouver lawyer Brian Anderson defended Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau after he was charged for a 2011 robbery.
“He was charged with robbing somebody and he pled guilty to uttering a threat,” he said. “It was something fairly minor and fairly bizarre.”
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau underwent a psychiatric assessment at Surrey Pretrial and was “found fit – not certifiable per overnight assessment.”…

Islamic State supporters cheer Ottawa jihad shooting

Islamic State supporters cheer Ottawa jihad shooting

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/10/islamic-state-supporters-cheer-ottawa-jihad-shooting

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No surprise here. Even if the Islamic State wasn’t directly involved, the jihad shooting in Ottawa is just the kind of thing its leaders want to see on a regular basis in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Western Europe. And given the weakness, fecklessness and denial of most Western leaders, they will probably get their wish.

Cheer Canada Shooting,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, October 23, 2014:
Prominent Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) cheerleaders on Twitter celebrated the fatal shooting of a Canadian soldier Wednesday, hailing it as just retribution for the country’s decision to join the fight against the Middle Eastern terror group. While it remained unclear late Wednesday what the motivation of the gunman—identified as Canadian-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32—was, IS backers wasted no time in praising his murder of the soldier and subsequent shooting at Canada’s parliament. Multiple Twitter users known for their pro-jihadist rhetoric celebrated the violent attack and warned that IS will wage war on any country that opposes it. “My sympathy goes out to all the victims by Canadian F16s. They themselves have brought the war home!” one user identifying himself as Abu Zarqawi tweeted shortly after the attack.
The tweet, like others praising the murder, was retweeted many times by others. Another IS backer identifying himself as Muthanna al-Kanadi was “laughing out loud” over the deadly attack. “Another Shooting in Canada,” al-Kanadi wrote. “This time inside the Pariliament [sic] building…and they wanted to bomb Iraq and Syriaa [sic]… lolllll [laughing out loud],” he tweeted.
Another Shooting in Canada…… This time inside the Pariliament building… and they wanted to bomb Iraq and Syriaa.. lolllll — Muthanna al-Kanadi (@Muthanna88) October 22, 2014
Yet another pro-IS Twitter user who identifies himself as Abu Talha Al Muhajir and claims to be “amongst the Islamists in Sham,” or the Islamic State, said that attack was “expected.” “After Canada decided to Bomb & murder muslims, Supposedly just few bullets shook all of #Canada. Expected wasn’t it?” Muhajir tweeted. The Canadian Parliament’s decision to join the U.S. and other countries in the battle against IS sparked the attack, some claimed. “Oct 7: Canadian MPs [Members of Parliament] voted to bomb #IS, Oct 22: Attack on Parliament,” tweeted another IS sympathizer named “mujahid” who included the hashtags, “Ottowa” and “Canada.”
Oct 7: Canadian MPs voted to bomb #IS, Oct 22: Attack on Parliament. #Ottowa #canada pic.twitter.com/vxaYObsNyl — Mujahid (@AbuYahya21) October 22, 2014

Canada: Two Terror Attacks in Three Days; More to Come?

Canada: Two Terror Attacks in Three Days; More to Come?

http://chersonandmolschky.com/2014/10/22/canada-terror-attacks-days-come/

By: Rachel Molschky
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Two terror attacks in three days. In separate incidents, two Muslim converts in Canada have murdered two Canadian soldiers.

Islam is the perfect excuse to commit murder. Hiding behind so-called “religious” doctrine, terrorists find a way to justify crimes which no religion should condone. In the surreal world of multiculturalism, political correctness and liberalism of the modern West, where up is down and black is white, terrorists are victimized and their religion is a protected species like the California condor. As we protect the species, separating the religion from the violence it inspires, and we welcome more to become our neighbors and coworkers through immigration, allowing them to build houses of “worship” where terror is bred, with our helping hand, the process of our own demise begins.

The new friendly immigrants charm their way into converting our people to their “religion,” second and third generation immigrants (and sometimes first) are radicalized, and homegrown terrorists are scattered about, living among us, plotting whatever acts of terror they can against their hosts. And the result is two terror attacks in three days.

Martin Rouleau
Martin Rouleau

On Monday, a Muslim convert named Martin Rouleau mowed down two Canadian soldiers with his vehicle in Quebec. He killed one (Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent) and injured the other before taking off on a high-speed chase, which ended when Rouleau crashed his car into a ditch and was shot and killed by police. Rouleau was one of 90 being monitored by authorities, had links to other radicals and had the ISIS logo in a video on his Facebook page, which was under the name of “Ahmad the Converted” in French.

Of course Canadians were told the attack was linked to “terrorist ideology,” rather than Islamic ideology. (We’d best not offend the religion which inspires terror on our own soil. That would be “Islamophobic” after all.)

Then on Wednesday, another attack perpetrated by a Muslim convert at the Parliament building occurred in Ottawa, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking. First the gunman killed a Canadian soldier guarding the National War Memorial before witnesses saw him moving onto the Parliament building, where a gun battle ensued, and the terrorist, identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was eventually killed, apparently by the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Zehaf Bibeau
Zehaf-Bibeau

The victim was Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and the man believed to be his killer, Zehaf-Bibeau, was considered to be a “high-risk traveler,” or in other words, likely to “travel abroad to engage in violent acts.” He was known to belong to a “radical sect” of Islam, though it is unclear what is more radical about this “sect” than others.

We can categorize the terrorists however we want, but while we perpetuate our own ignorance by putting the blinders on, pretending only a few Muslims are “radical” while “moderate” and “mainstream” Imams continue to preach violence in their mosques, and Western Muslims wanting to be obedient and dutiful to Allah listen intently, idolizing the savagery of ISIS and others like them, we are only fooling ourselves. More attacks will come.

In fact this is exactly what ISIS is calling for, and we already saw it in Oklahoma with the beheading by yet another Muslim convert. Just as Al Qaeda had called on devout Muslims to perpetrate “lone wolf” terror attacks in the West, so too is ISIS, and with its popularity on social media, it is finding success.

To make matters worse the US has “inadvertently” armed ISIS, when a cache of arms meant for Kurds wound up in the hands of ISIS, adding to millions of dollars of American weaponry the terrorists have already commandeered from Iraqi soldiers. It’s left ISIS jihadists thumbing their noses at the US and the allies, no doubt providing even greater motivation for Western fans of the terror group to strike on unsuspecting people in surprising places.

The days of safety are ending in Canada. PM Harper said that Canada is not immune to terror attacks. He was right. More Muslim immigrants, more mosques, more Islam- more terror.

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Not In My Name: A Campaign of Disinformation and Deception

Not In My Name: A Campaign of Disinformation and Deception 

http://www.islam-watch.org/authors/138-jake-neuman/1585-not-in-my-name-a-campaign-of-disinformation-and-deception.html

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Muslims in Britain have started a campaign entitled #NotInMyName, referring to ISIS barbarisms in the Middle East. It can at best be described as a disinformation campaign to deceive unaware non-Muslims about the atrociously violent teachings of Islam.
Quoting the organizers of the campaign:
“British Muslims are taking a stand against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by launching a social media campaign to deliver an important message: Hate and violence do not represent their religion.”
“Many others are saying the extremists are “hiding behind a false Islam.”
not-in-my-name-islam-deceptionQadir, one of the organizers, claiming that they were tired of all Muslims being labeled as terrorists because of the groups who commit terrorist acts, said:
“The world does not see that this is not permitted in Islam… We want to tell the world that these groups are no representatives of our faith. Islam has no room for these groups; they hide behind our faith to justify the atrocious acts they commit.”
Similar campaigns have been launched in Germany as well as France. Aiman Mazyek, the head of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, said:
“The nationwide day of prayer was intended to make clear “terrorists and criminals do not speak in the name of Islam, they have trampled on the commandments of our religion, and that murderers and criminals have no place in our ranks, in our religion,”
Asfar, one of French Muslims organizing the campaign, said:
“What ISIS is doing is against the values of Islam,” explaining that killing people, forcing people to convert to Islam and oppressing women was never part of the Islamic religion.
In another episode, Islamic scholars and Muslim leaders from around the world came together to condemn ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by issuing a letter accusing Baghdadi of failing to respect key tenants of the Islam.

ISIS IS ISLAM
But ISIS is true Islam in action. ISIS is following EXACTLY the teachings of the Quran and the Sunna of Muhammad. They are murdering, raping, enslaving and pillaging just as prophet Muhammad did in up to 100 of his jihad acts and campaigns, himself personally participating in 27 of those. He was a mass murderer, rapist, torturer, terrorist, slaver. Muhammad murdered over 3,000 people, and raped and enslaved thousands. Read about the crimes committed by Muhammad.
In claiming that “Hate and violence do not represent their religion”, “ murderers and criminals have no place in our ranks, in our religion”, and “What ISIS is doing is against the values of Islam” etc., those Muslim campaigners are clearly engaging in deception and outright lies about the teachings of Islam. The fact is: ISIS is acting on commands and teaching of atrocious verses of the Quran such as 47:4, 5:33, 9:29, 9:5. 3:151. For example:
Quran 47:4: “So when you meet those who disbelieve, strike necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either favor afterwards or ransom until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]...”
Quran 3:151: “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve...”
Similar terrorism spurring commands can be found in the traditions of the prophet, for example in Bukhari 4:52.220: “I have been made victorious through terror”.
In fundamental Islam, EVERY WORD of the Quran is from the mouth of the Islamic God Allah, and every Muslim must believe and act up on them. Else they will become apostate.
For the edification of those Muslim campaigner and the Islamic scholars, what ISIS are doing are not any crime in Islamic terms. After all, they are just emulating what the Prophet of Islam committed in accordance of the commands of Allah in the Quran. Therefore, in the eyes of Islam, the ISIS Jihadis are Allah's anointed holy warriors doing the divine Islamic acts – slaying the infidels and are being slain in the process (Quran 9:111). In sum:
In fact, ISIS choose their every action and policy based on the commands and teachings of the Quran and instances of the prophetic tradition, and any reader of the Quran and Sunnah would have clear idea of that. And this fact should clearly be known to those Muslim organizers and scholars involved in condemning the actions of ISIS. It is therefore clear the organizers of the #NotInMyName campaign are engaged in a patently disinformation and lying campaign to deceive non-Muslims in their effort to distract scrutiny from Islam.
Our world today faces a serious challenge from the barbaric and obscurantist forces of Islam, deriving inspiration from the foundational teachings of Islam. And it jeopardizes the progressive and peaceful future of us all – both Muslim and non-Muslim. What we need from those good-hearted Muslims is not a campaign of disinformation and deception, but honesty and courage to acknowledge the troublesome teachings of the Quran and Sunnah, and a debate about how they should deal with them.

Five Years Since the Fort Hood Massacre

Five Years Since the Fort Hood Massacre

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/lloyd-billingsley/five-years-since-the-fort-hood-massacre/

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and From Mainline to Sideline. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Reason and many other publications.

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On November 5, 2009, at Ford Hood, Texas, U.S. soldiers were getting their final medical checkups before deploying to Afghanistan. Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist began gunning down the soldiers. His victims, all unarmed, included Francheska Velez, a 21-year-old private from Chicago who pleaded for the life of her unborn child. The Muslim major killed two other women that day along with 10 men, more than twice as many victims as the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993.

Hasan also wounded 33 others, including Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford, who played dead then fled the building. Major Hasan chased down Lunsford, an African-American, and shot him seven times, including one bullet in the back. Firing a high-capacity handgun fitted with laser sights, Major Hasan shot Sergeant Shawn Manning in the chest and pumped four rounds into Sgt. Patrick Zeigler. Hasan would have killed and wounded more if civilian police officer Kim Munley had not wounded the assailant, who yelled “Allahu akbar,” as he killed. That familiar cry was hardly the only indicator of Hasan’s motives.

Hasan had been emailing terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki about the prospect of killing infidel American soldiers, and the “Soldier of Allah,” as he called himself, did everything but take out an ad on the Super Bowl to announce his jihadist intentions. The U.S. security establishment was well aware of the communications but did nothing to stop Hasan, who claimed to be acting on behalf of the Taliban. Anwar al-Awlaki was orgasmic with joy that Hasan had done his duty.

President Barack Obama’s first response to Hasan’s mass murder was brief, low key, and failed to ascribe any responsibility to Islamic terrorism. “We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing,” the president said. Such breathtaking denial soon became official policy. The Obama administration’s Department of Defense issued Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood, which contains not a single reference to jihad or jihadists. Its only mention of “Islamic” is an endnote reference to “Countering Violent Islamic Extremism,” a 2007 FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

The United States Army and federal government did not call Hasan’s attack terrorism or even gun violence. Major Hasan killed African Americans, hispanics and non-Muslims, but the government did not call the attack a hate crime. Rather, the government proclaimed the murder spree a case of “workplace violence,” an absurdity for the ages with consequences for the Hasan’s victims. The refused to classify Hasan’s attack as terrorism rendered victims ineligible for medals and other benefits related to combat.

Hasan remained in the Army, retained his rank of major, and the Army continued to pay his full salary. The Army also took care of the paralyzing injuries Hasan sustained, but Alonzo Lunsford told reporters the army refused to cover an operation to remove a bullet still in his body, and docked his pay when he was undergoing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. “We don’t get passes the way Major Hasan got passes,” Lunsford told the New York Times. “Each one of us has gotten a raw deal somewhere down the line.” In April, the White House declined Alonzo Lunsford’s request to meet with the president and explain how the government mistreated victims of the 2009 attack.
In August of 2013, a panel of 13 military officers handed down a death sentence for Major Hasan, but the sentence may never be carried out. The U.S. military has not executed an active-duty soldier since 1961, a span of more than half a century. The appeal process is lengthy and the final call goes to the President of the United States. The current incumbent is Barack Obama and Major Hasan showcases the opportunities for “Soldiers of Allah” under the Obama administration.

They can join the U.S. Army and still get promoted. They can correspond freely with the most bloodthirsty foreign terrorists, and those conducting the surveillance will do nothing to stop them from killing 13 American soldiers on a U.S. Army base. The Army, government, and president will provide cover by calling this workplace violence instead of terrorism. So the Soldier of Allah escapes with his own life and in prison continues to inspire other jihadists.

The month before Major Hasan’s trial, Rudy Giuliani said, “you can’t fight an enemy you don’t acknowledge.” The next president, who will also be Commander in Chief, will have an opportunity to acknowledge the enemy, recognize Major Hasan’s massacre as terrorism, and execute the terrorist on day one. As one of his victims said, he doesn’t deserve to live.

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Exceptional Depravity, a new crime book, and Hollywood Party: Stalinist Adventures in the American Movie Industry. He has written for City Journal California, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and many other publications.
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Pictured: Soldier, 24, shot dead by Muslim convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who opened fire on Canadian Parliament in terrifying attack that left capital on lockdown

Pictured: Soldier, 24, shot dead by Muslim convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who opened fire on Canadian Parliament in terrifying attack that left capital on lockdown

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2803422/Canadian-Parliament-lockdown-gunman-shoots-Canadian-Forces-soldier-standing-guard-National-War-Memorial.html

  • Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was shot dead after opening fire at Parliament Hill
  • He was born in Quebec but reportedly recently converted to Islam and had his passport seized after being designated a 'high-risk traveler'
  • He shot reserve soldier Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before running inside Parliament and exchanging gunfire with guards
  • Heroic Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers shot him dead
  • Police initially said there were multiple gunmen and at a press conference, they would not rule out other suspects 
  • Witness accounts of a suspect include descriptions of him as short with long hair, overweight, wearing a dark jacket and 'Arabic scarf'  
A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday before exchanging dozens of shots with guards inside Parliament in a terrifying attack that left the nation's capital on lockdown.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old father, as he stood guard at the War Memorial on Wednesday morning.

Zehaf-Bibeau then ran inside the Parliament, where he opened fire before he was shot dead by the House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms.

Zehaf-Bibeau, who had a criminal history for drug trafficking in Montreal and robbery in Vancouver, was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall but recently converted to Islam, CBS reported.

Sources told the Globe and Mail that he had been designated 'high-risk traveler' and government had seized his passport 

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Killed: Corporal Nathan Cirillo, was shot dead by a gunman as he stood guard at the National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday morning. He leaves behind a young son
Killed: Corporal Nathan Cirillo, was shot dead by a gunman as he stood guard at the National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday morning. He leaves behind a young son
Left behind: Cirillo leaves behind one young son, pictured, according to his Instagram page
Left behind: Cirillo leaves behind one young son, pictured, according to his Instagram page
Gunned down: Cirillo is raced to an ambulance after he was fatally shot in the abdomen by a gunman as he stood guard at the National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament
Gunned down: Cirillo is raced to an ambulance after he was fatally shot in the abdomen by a gunman as he stood guard at the National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament

His attack comes just two days after another Canadian soldier was killed in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathies. 

Authorities initially said they believed 'two or three' gunmen were responsible for the attack in Ottawa on Wednesday, but at an afternoon press conference, Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau would not confirm whether or not they are still searching for other shooters. 

'We're still in the process of clearing Parliament Hill,' he said. 'It is a slow and methodical process.'
The shooting spree began at 9.52am when witnesses reported seeing a gunman climb out of a car, grab a rifle, shoot the soldier in the abdomen and then run towards Parliament. 

Corporal Cirillo was rushed to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.
Cirillo, a fitness fanatic and animal lover with a young son, was a reservist serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Hamilton. 

'Nathan was a good man,' friend Marie Michele told CBC News. 'He would give anything to anyone.'

Ottawa police then received a call at 9.54am that shots had been heard inside the Parliament, while journalists cowering inside said they heard dozens of rounds and could smell gunpowder in the halls.
Race: Emergency personnel tend to the soldier after he was shot at the National Memorial just before 10am
Terror: Police are hunting the streets for more suspects and have asked the public to stay away from the area
Terror: Police are hunting the streets for more suspects and have asked the public to stay away from the area
Attacks: Ottawa police said there were shootings at the War Memorial and at the Parliament. They initially thought there was a shooting at the Rideau Centre mall, but have since said this was not the case
Attacks: Ottawa police said there were shootings at the War Memorial and at the Parliament. They initially thought there was a shooting at the Rideau Centre mall, but have since said this was not the case
Gunned down: He had been in Ottawa because members of the Argylls were standing guard this week
Gunned down: He had been in Ottawa because members of the Argylls were standing guard this week
Carillo
Carillo
Loss: 24-year-old Carillo served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Hamilton, Ontario

A shootout unfolded and Zehaf-Bibeau was killed by Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers, who worked for the RCMP for 29 years before joining the Parliament in 2006. (He is pictured by the Hill Times.)

'I am safe & profoundly grateful to Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers & our security forces for selfless act of keeping us safe,' said Julian Fantino, Canada's Minister of Veterans Affairs, on Twitter.

The Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for safeguarding the authority of the House of Commons and providing safety and security of the Parliament buildings and the people inside. 

As gunfire erupted in the hallways, journalists and politicians scrambled for safety, while members in the Conservative Party caucus room blocked the door with a stack of chairs. 

A parliamentary guard was shot in the leg during the gunfight but is recovering in hospital, according to Globe and Mail reporter Josh Wingrove, who is inside the building. 

Has ISIS used chemical weapons on Kobane? Claims under-siege town was hit by crude rocket attack

Has ISIS used chemical weapons on Kobane? Claims under-siege town was hit by crude rocket attack

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2803621/Has-ISIS-used-chemical-weapons-Kobane-Reporter-says-siege-Syrian-town-hit-crude-chemical-rocket.html

  • BBC reporter claims terror group has fired chemical weapons at warzone
  • The 'unsophisticated' weapon may have had a chlorine payload
  • Pictures show victims with burns from the alleged chemical attack 
  • Isis controls former chemical weapons plant in Iraq, it was claimed last week
  • The Muthanna State Establishment made nerve agents in the 80s and 90s
  • Iraq wrote to the UN this summer to say that it had lost control of the depot
ISIS fighters have fired a crude chemical weapon at the Kurdish forces defending the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, it has been reported.

BBC reporter Güney Yıldız says a Kurdish official from the war-torn town told him of a suspected IS chemical attack last night, which has caused people to lose their eyesight, blistering on the skin and respiratory problems.

Testing on victims has not taken place because of the intensity of the fighting there, but a Kurdish doctor in the town, who was also injured by the strike, says he is '75 per cent' sure it is a chemical weapon. 

There was also speculation it was an unsophisticated warhead containing chlorine, similar to weapons used in the First World War.
Savage: A photo of a victim of a reported chemical attack on the Syrian town of Kobane. It is claimed ISIS fighters fired a crude chemical weapon at the war zone
Savage: A photo of a victim of a reported chemical attack on the Syrian town of Kobane. It is claimed ISIS fighters fired a crude chemical weapon at the war zone
This photo reportedly shows a skin blister caused by the alleged chemical weapon attack
This photo reportedly shows a skin blister caused by the alleged chemical weapon attack
Swelling: Testing on victims has not taken place because of the intensity of the fighting there
Swelling: Testing on victims has not taken place because of the intensity of the fighting there

Last week the Iraqi government reported that ISIS controls a vast compound in Iraq containing 2,500 rusting chemical weapons rockets.

The site was bombed by the US during the 1991 Gulf War, but the munitions there were only partially destroyed, according to the UN - then left to Iraq to take care of.
However, Iraqi officials wrote to the United Nations this summer claiming that abandoned weapons containing the lethal nerve agent Sarin are still in the ruins of the Muthanna State Establishment, which made chemical weapons in the 1980s and early 1990s, and that this is now in the hands of the violent jihadists.

They warned that they had watched equipment there being looted on CCTV.
Turkish Army T-155 howitzers stand in firing position near the Turkish-Syrian border today
Turkish Army T-155 howitzers stand in firing position near the Turkish-Syrian border today
An explosion after an apparent US-led coalition airstrike on Kobane, Syria, as seen from the Turkish side of the border. Intense fighting in the town has been going on for weeks
An explosion after an apparent US-led coalition airstrike on Kobane, Syria, as seen from the Turkish side of the border. Intense fighting in the town has been going on for weeks
ISIS fighters inside Kobane: It is believed that Kurdish forces defending the town have are slowly beating ISIS
ISIS fighters inside Kobane: It is believed that Kurdish forces defending the town have are slowly beating ISIS
A Turkish tank manoeuvres near the Turkish-Syrian border. Ankara has placed a heavy military presence at the border
A Turkish tank manoeuvres near the Turkish-Syrian border. Ankara has placed a heavy military presence at the border
A CIA picture of the Muthanna State Establishment, which produced chemical weapons on an industrial scale
A CIA picture of the Muthanna State Establishment, which produced chemical weapons on an industrial scale
Remnants of Iraq's chemical weapons program at the Muthanna State Establishment. It was destroyed by American bombs during the 1991 Gulf War
Remnants of Iraq's chemical weapons program at the Muthanna State Establishment. It was destroyed by American bombs during the 1991 Gulf War
Cache: Isis controls a compound in Iraq containing 2,500 chemical weapons rockets, according to the Iraqi government. Pictured are Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians preparing unexploded ordnance for demolition at a safe disposal area near Baghdad in 2003
Cache: Isis controls a compound in Iraq containing 2,500 chemical weapons rockets, according to the Iraqi government. Pictured are Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians preparing unexploded ordnance for demolition at a safe disposal area near Baghdad in 2003
A U.S. Army Third Infantry Division soldier loads materials discovered in an explosives laboratory hidden in a home April 15, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq
A U.S. Army Third Infantry Division soldier loads materials discovered in an explosives laboratory hidden in a home April 15, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq
Militants then shut the surveillance cameras at the depot down, the New York Times reported.
Iraq's UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim wrote to the UN saying that 'armed terrorist groups' took over the Muthanna complex, which lies 60 miles north of Baghdad, on June 11.
In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said remnants of a former chemical weapons programme are kept in two bunkers there.
'The project management spotted at dawn on Thursday, 12 June 2014, through the camera surveillance system, the looting of some of the project equipment and appliances, before the terrorists disabled the surveillance system,' Alhakim wrote in the letter dated June 30.
'The Government of Iraq requests the States Members of the United Nations to understand the current inability of Iraq, owing to the deterioration of the security situation, to fulfill its obligations to destroy chemical weapons,' he said. 
The Muthanna complex measures three by three miles and was thought to be capable of producing around 4,000 tonnes of nerve agent a year. 
Secrets: In 2002 President George W. Bush said Hussein was developing a program of chemical weapons but no evidence of such weapons was ever found 
Secrets: In 2002 President George W. Bush said Hussein was developing a program of chemical weapons but no evidence of such weapons was ever found 
Alhakim singled out the capture of bunkers 13 and 41 in the sprawling complex 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad in the notorious 'Sunni Triangle.'

The last major report by U.N. inspectors on the status of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program was released about a year after the experts left in March 2003. It states that Bunker 13 contained 2,500 sarin-filled 122-mm chemical rockets produced and filled before 1991, and about 180 tons of sodium cyanide, 'a very toxic chemical and a precursor for the warfare agent tabun.' 

However, U.S. Defence Department spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said earlier that the United States' best understanding was that 'whatever material was kept there is pretty old and not likely to be able to be accessed or used against anyone right now'.

'We aren't viewing this particular site and their holding it as a major issue at this point,' Kirby said. 'Should they even be able to access the materials, frankly, it would likely be more of a threat to them than anyone else.'

It was revealed this week that about 5,000 chemical weapons were recovered or destroyed in Iraq following the 2003 invasion but the Pentagon chose to keep the findings top secret.

An investigation by The New York Times has revealed that U.S. forces happened across the hidden caches of warheads, shells and aviation bombs between 2004 and 2011.

But the information wasn't made public for several embarrassing reasons including the fact some of the weapons were U.S.-made, plus they had been sitting dormant since the early 1980s and therefore didn't support President George W. Bush's rationale for going to war.

The weapons - most of them mustard agents in 155-millimeter artillery shells or 122-millimeter rockets - were developed by Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war which raged between 1980 and 1988.

But on September 12, 2002, President Bush had contended that Hussein was developing new chemical weapons capable of 'mass destruction'.

'Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons,' he said. But all the weapons found had been developed before 1991.

BUSH AND BLAIR'S IRAQ WAR AND THE 'INTELLIGENCE FAILURE' OVER WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

In March 2003, President Bush received a mandate from the U.S. Congress to lead an invasion of Iraq, asserting that Iraq was in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.

With strong support from British P.M. Tony Blair, the Bush administration claimed that Sadam and his forces were in possession of weapons of mass destruction that posed a threat to U.S. security and that of allies including the U.K. and Australia.
After investigation following the invasion, the U.S. led Iraq Survey Group concluded that Iraq had ended its nuclear, chemical and biological programs in 1991 and had no active programs at the time of the invasion, but that they intended to resume production if the Iraq sanctions were lifted.

Although no active chemical weapons program was found, at least 17 U.S. troops and 7 Iraqi police officers were burned or wounded when chemical devices exploded.

President Bush later said that the biggest regret of his presidency was 'the intelligence failure' in Iraq, while the Senate Intelligence Committee found in 2008 that his administration 'misrepresented the intelligence and the threat from Iraq'.
The U.S. completed its withdrawal of military personnel in December 2011, during the ninth year of the war.

The rise of ISIS means that the U.S. will send an army headquarters to Iraq for the first time in three years to assist local security forces struggling to resist advances by the fundamentalist group. 
Another reason for the cover-up, according to The Times, was that five of the six chemical weapons encounters involved weapons designed by the U.S.

'''Nothing of significance'' is what I was ordered to say,' said Jarrod Lampier, a now-retired Army major who was present when forces found 2,400 nerve agent rockets in 2006 - the largest chemical weapons discovery of the war.

Soldiers were also loathe to report finding the caches as documenting chemical weapons added hours of extra work to their load.

Chemical warfare specialists had to be called in, and waiting for them to arrive put coalition forces in dangerous positions.

'I could wait all day for tech escort to show up and make a chem round disappear, or I could just make it disappear myself,' one ex-soldier told The Times.

The mustard shells could be put in with other explosives that needed to be destructed and then detonated.
US Secretary of State John Kerry visits the former Berlin Wall crossing point Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin today
US Secretary of State John Kerry visits the former Berlin Wall crossing point Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin today

However, handling chemical weapons lead to many injuries, which were not taken seriously by military doctors at the time.

Many explosive ordnance disposal personnel were not aware that the shells they were handling contained chemicals, believing them to be regular old artillery.
At least 17 American military personnel and seven Iraqi police were sickened by poisons - usually sarin and mustard gases.

Many of the shells would leak liquid during transportation, exposing the soldiers to the potentially-lethal fumes.

Symptoms ranged from disorientation and nausea to blindness and huge, seething blisters.

Jarrod Taylor, a former Army sergeant on hand for the destruction of mustard shells that burned two soldiers in his infantry company, joked of 'wounds that never happened' from 'that stuff that didn't exist'.

'I love it when I hear, ''Oh there weren't any chemical weapons in Iraq'',' he said. 'There were plenty.'


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