Archive for February 2016
Note: This is all a charade. The government does not care about the data, which is why it forced the county to reset the password. There is absolutely no proof that any meaningful data is on the phone, and if by chance there is, the NSA already has an intercepted copy stored in a database like they do with all of our communications.
The San Bernardino County government on Friday night said the FBI told its staff to tamper with the Apple account of Syed Farook, who with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, carried out the December shooting in which 14 people were killed.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said Monday the US was “concerned and perplexed” by Israeli policy in the occupied Palestinian territory in a nearly unprecedented condemnation of Israeli policy.Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies’ annual conference in Tel Aviv, Shapiro warned that Israeli policies were undermining “the viability of a two-state solution.”He pointed in particular to state support for illegal settlements, Israeli land use in the West Bank’s Area C, and a legal double standard for Palestinians and Israelis.
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of a new deal with Russia over a ceasefire in Syria is not likely to yield any results as Moscow and Damascus will not give up fighting US-backed terrorist groups in the Arab country, an American geopolitical analyst says.Kerry said on Sunday that he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have struck a provisional deal on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria, but adding that the two sides are still in disagreement on some issues.
Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal says the US-led airstrikes allegedly targeting Daesh Takfiri militants in Syria have been ineffective and a ground intervention is needed as Riyadh pushes to win support for its latest scheme in the war-torn Arab country.The prince told journalists in Abu Dhabi on Sunday that the kingdom had offered to deploy ground forces to Syria as it believed that the US-led airstrikes alone could not defeat the Takfiri group in Syria.
In a move that is slated to further fuel tensions in the Korean peninsula, the US has flown four advanced F-22 Raptor fighter jets to South Korea, amid a standoff with North Korea over its nuclear and missile tests.The Raptors, capable of flying past radars undetected, landed at Osan Air Base near Seoul on Wednesday, marking a clear show of force against Pyongyang, a day after Seoul warned of the North’s collapse.
The Pentagon has revealed that the United States had held nuclear weapons on Okinawa, Japan during the Cold War.According to a Department of Defense website, the Pentagon has declassified “the fact that US nuclear weapons were deployed on Okinawa prior to Okinawa’s reversion to Japan on May 15, 1972.”The National Security Archive at George Washington University welcomed the declassification of the matter that had long been an open secret, according to AFP.
The US Air Force has launched a Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a California launch site in order to test the nuclear-capable missile system.The unarmed missile blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles on Saturday.”There was a slight delay due to some instruments downrange but it went within the launch window,” said Carla Pampe, chief of civic outreach for US Air Force Global Strike Command.According to the Air Force, the missile carried an experimental re-entry vehicle headed for the designated target area in the Marshall Islands, 4,200 miles (6760 km) away…