Tag: terrorism

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Warner, Kaine announce $18 million in anti-terrorism funding for Virginia

Virginia will receive federal preparedness $18 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help combat terrorism and respond to other disasters and emergencies.


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Robert Hurt: Taking decisive action to protect, defend our homeland

In the early morning hours on Sunday, June 12th, we were struck with the worst domestic terrorist attack since September 11, 2001.


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Amd terrorism fears, new hope for radiation antidote

UVA researchers have identified drugs that could lead to the first antidote for radiation exposure that might result from a dirty bomb terror attack.


environment

Let the people fight their own wars

As the War on Terror wages on, Americans are left wondering how we are to fight this very real monster that the U.S. government helped to create.


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Robert Hurt: We need a plan of action

On March 22, 2016, as hundreds of innocent travelers in Brussels, Belgium began their day, they unknowingly became victims of another unspeakable attack by ISIS.


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What do terrorists want?

After the terrorist violence in Brussels many said we should not change our way of life because that is what terrorists want.


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Whatever’s going on in Oregon, it’s not terrorism

A key to understanding the political world lies in realizing that the words terrorism and terrorist are inherently political terms.


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Terrorism as a twofer

Sam Smith on terrorism: “That which uses guns and bombs and that which uses words to terrify the public into going along with whatever those in power want.”


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The controversial lesson at Riverheads High School: A primer

The Internet is blowing up over a generated controversy regarding a lesson on the Arabic language from a World Religions textbook at Riverheads High School.


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Don’t say ‘radical’ if you mean ‘violent’

It’s about time someone challenged the phrase radical Islamic terrorism. The most objectionable part is the word radical.


environment

Asymmetrical war against the Muslim world

The demagogic exaggeration of the “terrorist threat,” which was the centerpiece of the last Republican debates, is easily deflated with just a moment’s thought.


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A conspiracy of fear-mongers

Over the weekend CNN breathlessly reported as “Breaking News” a new poll indicating that people are increasingly frightened about terrorism.


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Robert Hurt: We must defeat the Islamic State, keep the homeland safe

Last Wednesday, our nation was struck by a horrific terrorist attack – the deadliest terror attack in our nation since 9/11.


EMU president Loren Swartzendruber calls for action, engagement in response to extremism

Our campus community at EMU continues to prayerfully discern what the peace position means to us in a world beset by violence.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama address on terror, ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the President’s address to the nation this evening.


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Fight terrorism through non-intervention, not war

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Kenya, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked Barack Obama, “Why can’t we take out these bastards?”


America, the Glutiful

It’s not about what we’re telling the world when we react to terrorism by pushing yet again to close our borders to people fleeing a civil war.


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The unhealthy alliance of medicine and state

The CIA’s torture program is back in the headlines this week, as three former detainees have filed suit against the two psychologists who created and administered the CIA’s Bush-era torture program. According to the ACLU (who are pushing for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special prosecutor in the matter), Drs. James Mitchell and John Jessen “helped convince the agency to adopt torture as official policy,” and got filthy rich in the process.


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Randy Forbes: Will administration risk American lives against terrorists exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl?

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement on the desertion charges filed against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.


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Bob Goodlatte: ISIS in America

With increasing regularity, Americans are bearing witness to the depravity of terrorists claiming the mantle of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, but also sometimes referred to as ISIL.


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Memo to CNN: Put the blame on torture where it lies

Wolf Blitzer and his colleagues at CNN have been risking shoulder separations patting Blitzer on the back for his tough questioning on Tuesday of Sen. Dianne Feinstein regarding the release of a Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture on terrorism suspects in the ‘00s.


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Sound Off: Senate releases CIA torture report

The Senate today released a report into CIA torture of terrorism suspects in the Bush era, and the details are explosive.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt statement on Financial Services hearing on terrorist financing

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State.”


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Press Conference: President Obama and China President Xi Jinping

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping in a Joint Press Conference in Beijing, China, on Nov. 12, 2014.


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A Republican wave? A big Dem poll skew? What the hell happened?

Conventional wisdom had Republicans big favorites to win a Senate majority, build on its strong House majority and pick up several governorships.