Government bureaucrats say they won’t be releasing this historically important treasure trove of smut
On Wednesday, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a slew of documents relating to the 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. Among much else, the documents revealed that Noam Chomsky, 9/11 conspiracy nuts and some guy who claims to have traced the ancestral lineage of the Illuminati were among the authors gracing Bin Laden’s English-language book collection.
The al-Qaida boss also kept plenty of pornography on hand for his viewing pleasure while he was holed up in Pakistan. However, government bureaucrats say they won’t be releasing this historically important treasure trove of smut.
“We have no plans to release that at this point in time,” National Intelligence spokesman Brian Hale said, according to The Washington Post. “Due to the nature of the content, the decision was made not to release it.”
Since bin Laden’s death in 2011, unconfirmed reports have circulated that he kept an impressive array of pornographic material for those times when he couldn’t or did not want to be with any of his four wives.
Navy SEALs described the the terrorist mastermind’s taste in porn as modern, notes the New York Post.
Globalization and the advent of the Internet have allowed men (anyone, really) in the Middle East and the Arab world to consume lots and lots of pornography.
The jihadist sector of the Muslim world is particularly voracious when it comes to porn — and possibly to imitating the exciting things they learn by watching porn as well.
Reports by Syrian doctors suggest that fighters for the Islamic State have subjected their wives — and various sex slaves — to cruel and violent sexual practices.
The Sept. 11 terrorists famously visited strip clubs and hired prostitutes before the attacks.
American-born imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, a mentor of a handful of the 9/11 hijackers, spent time after the attacks banging prostitutes.
Jihadis have used the porn they share as well as pedophilia websites to encode cloak-and-dagger messages between each other.
Cherif Kouachi, a gunman in the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and Amedy Coulibaly, another shooter at another Paris location on the same day, kept child porn on their laptops including “sickening pictures of young boys and girls involved in sexual acts with adults,” notes the Post.
“We’ll rely on you, the United States Navy, to lead in solving these emerging problems”
Speaking at a Commencement Ceremony for the Naval Academy today, Vice President Joe Biden warned graduates that they would have to be prepared for the devastating effects of climate change.
“We’ll rely on you, the United States Navy, to lead in solving these emerging problems,” he said, pointing to the massive devastation caused by a major typhoon in the Philippines.
The United States Navy, he explained, “filled the void” in the humanitarian efforts after the major natural disaster.
“Our presence, your presence, matters,” he said.
Biden directly quoted President Obama’s Coast Guard Academy address warning of more extreme storms as a result of climate change.
“Our forces will have to be ready, you remain indispensable,” he stated. “America’s command of the oceans is the measure and the symbol of our diplomatic and military primacy in the world.”
By Scott Whitlock | May 21, 2015 | 11:52 AM EDT
All three networks on Thursday again skipped Barack Obama lecturing the Coast Guard Academy that ignoring the “serious threat” of climate change is a “dereliction of duty.” The President somehow blamed the rise of Boko Haram on global warming. He did this on the same week that the terrorist group ISIS claimed the city of Ramadi. By ignoring this controversial address, ABC, NBC and CBS thus rendered it uncontroversial.
Good Morning America, Today and CBS This Morning have a combined eight hours of air-time. What important topics did they cover instead? Today offered four minutes and 17 seconds on how to redesign your living room. GMA devoted two minutes to The Bachelorette and CBS This Morning recapped David Letterman’s last appearance on Late Night for four minutes and 37 seconds.
Addressing the Coast Guard Academy’s graduation, Obama insisted, “Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security.” He lectured the men and women in front of him:
BARACK OBAMA: Understand, climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world, yet what we also know is that severe drought helped to create the instability in Nigeria that was exploited by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
OBAMA: It’s now believed that drought, crop failures, and high food prices helped fuel the early unrest in Syria, which descended into civil war in the heart of the Middle East.
On his nationally syndicated radio show, Wednesday, a disgusted Mark Levin responded, “Climate change enabled Boko Haram to exploit the situation? Notice he doesn’t talk about the Islamo-Nazis themselves. Notice he doesn’t talk about Sharia law. Notice he doesn’t get into the real cause of the problem.”
MARK LEVIN: Severe drought? There’s been severe drought since before the beginning of man. Is this the dumbest mythology? And it’s being spouted by the President of the United States. Severe drought, you see, is caused by climate change. Floods are caused by climate change.
On Wednesday, the networks also avoided Obama’s controversial speech.
The US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has ordered a review of cooperation between the National Security Agency (NSA) and the German intelligence agency BND, Bild newspaper reports.
Citing an unnamed source in US intelligence, Bild says Clapper is unhappy with Berlin’s “inability to contain secret data”. According to the report, the Bundestag committee on investigating the recent secret service scandals handed some secret documents to the media.
For the US it is “more dangerous than what Snowden did,” Bild quoted the source as saying, referring to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations of worldwide surveillance.
Now, the US secret services are reviewing the areas in which cooperation with the BND can be reduced or ended altogether, the paper reports. Several joint projects have already been canceled, it says.
Both the German government and the US embassy in Berlin refused to comment on the report.
In April, German media reported that over the past decade, the BND helped NSA in spying all over Europe. The US agency sent its German colleagues so-called “selectors”, which included IP addresses, emails, and phone numbers guiding what targets must be spied on.
One report suggested that the BND sends about 1.3 billion pieces of phone and text data to NSA per month.
The public outrage over those allegations and the subsequent investigation cost Chancellor Angela Merkel about a third of her approval rating. In late April, her government was accused of lying to parliament saying it had no knowledge of Washington’s surveillance activities in Germany.
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Memorial Day weekend begins with at least 18 shot across city in 12-hour span
Gunfire echoed through a complex of two-story brown brick apartment buildings on 14th Street on the Near Southwest Side early Saturday morning.
A woman lay in bed, startled awake but unable to move. Muzzle flash illuminated her bedroom walls.
“Hit the floor, hit the floor,” her husband said as he pushed her onto the ground. She reached up and dragged her four-year-old son, who was asleep in a nearby bed, onto the floor.
“I thought it was a dream,” said the woman, who asked not to be identified because she fears retribution. “I laid there in bed for a minute.”
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Mom of girl, 4, shot in the head: ‘She’s opening her eyes; she’s kicking her legs’
No one inside the woman’s apartment was hurt but outside, a 20-year-old man lay dead. He was one of 18 people shot across Chicago between 2:45 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday. Other victims included a 4-year-old girl who was shot about 8 p.m. while sitting in a car outside a South Side prom party and a 34-year-old man shot to death about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
The sound of gunfire about 2:10 a.m. on the 1000 block of 14th Street in the University Village / Little Italy neighborhood drew a dozen or so residents from their apartments as Chicago police and University of Illinois police swarmed the apartment complex.
Police arrived to find the 20-year-old man, who hasn’t been identified, on the grass and unresponsive. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he died from his wounds, police said.
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The man fell under a blue-ish parking lot light next to a parked car whose car door was left open. Folded paper marked the location of shell casings nearby. Residents reported hearing as many as ten shots fired in two groups.
In other shootings:
• A 34-year-old man was shot to death in the Wicker Park neighborhood about 1:45 a.m. Saturday. He was on a porch in the 1700 block of West Pierce Street when someone opened fire, hitting him multiple times. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.
• Three people were injured in the shooting involving the 4-year-old girl in the 7000 block of South Justine Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The other two victims were a 15-year-old female and a 17-year-old male.
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• A 26-year-old man walked into Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back after someone shot him about 3 a.m. Saturday morning in the 11200 block of South Stewart Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. He was standing outside when someone approached and shot him, police said.
• Someone robbing a 20-year-old man of his jacket and phone about 1:15 a.m. Saturday near the McDonald’s at Garfield Boulevard and Michigan Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side shot him in the leg. The man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a leg wound, police said.
• A 21-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder while sitting in a minivan about 1:05 a.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was shot by someone on the street who fired toward his vehicle, police said. He walked into Norwegian American Hospital with the injury.
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• Two people were shot about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side, police said. A 44-year-old man was shot in the right thigh and a 19-year-old man was hit in the right forearm, police. The two were on a sidewalk on the 9300 block of South Normal Avenue when someone in a passing white sedan fired shots at them, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
• About the same time Saturday, two people were shot in the 1100 block of West 104th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood. A 45-year-old woman was shot in her left ankle and an 18-year-old boy was shot in his foot and his finger, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Christ, where their condition was stabilized.
• Two men were left in critical condition after someone shot them in the Humboldt Park neighborhood early Saturday morning. They were inside an apartment in the 900 block of North Monticello Avenue on the West Side about 12:15 a.m. when someone else inside the apartment opened fire, police said. A 20-year-old was hit in the neck and arm and a 21-year-old was shot in the back and chest, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
• A 15-year-old boy was dropped off about 12:15 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the left side of his body. He first told police he was shot on Lake Shore Drive not far south of Roosevelt Road but later told police it occurred on a ramp from Int. Hwy. 55 to Damen Avenue. Chicago police said it’s now an Illinois State Police investigation. He is expected to recover from his gunshot wounds.
• Someone shot a 25-year-old man about 11 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood. The attack happened near Menard Avenue and Erie Street on the West Side and the man walked into West Suburban Medical Center seeking treatment for his wound. He told police he heard shots and felt pain. He was hit in the left calf and his condition had stabilized, police said.
• A 37-year-old man was shot about 7:15 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of West 66th Street in the city’s Marquette Park neighborhood. He was shot in the leg or groin area, and he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.
• In an attack about 2:45 p.m. Friday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the hip on the West Side after a fight that police said was gang-related. The victim was involved in a fight in the 3000 block of West Roosevelt Road in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, and after the brawl he fled to a vehicle but “unknown offender or offenders” then fired shots, hitting him in the hip, Sweeney said. The man got himself to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized after the incident.