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by Weatherman2020 at Oct 12, 2017
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At least that will be the US MSM headlines today.
The fact she was an ISIS recruiter will be found at the end of the articles.

The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner said Jones had been a useful propaganda agent for IS on social media and her death would be “significant”.

Whitehall officials have declined to comment publicly. However, they have not denied the story, and US sources are confident she was killed in an unmanned drone strike in June, our correspondent added.

She was reportedly killed close to the border between Syria and Iraq by a US Air Force strike.

Jones, 48 – who had no previous military training – had been married to the jihadist Junaid Hussain, who was killed in 2015 in a drone strike.

Previously a punk musician, she had been used to recruit western girls to the group and posted threatening messages to Christians in the UK.

Jones, who was born in Greenwich, London, also encouraged individuals to carry out attacks in Britain, offering guidance on how to construct home-made bombs.

She used her Twitter account to provide practical advice on how to travel to Syria and shared pictures of herself posing with weapons.

British jihadist Jones 'killed by drone'
by Dalia at Oct 7, 2017
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A vehicle struck pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum on Saturday, causing several injuries, police said.
Last Updated Oct 7, 2017 10:17

Emergency crews responding to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum

One man was arrested by police following the incident, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Police said ambulances were on the scene.

The incident occurred on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, police said. Officials are investigating a possible motive.

BBC News correspondent Chloe Hayward reports that police say people suffered minor injuries and are being treated on the street:

Vehicle hits pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum -- live updates
by shockedcanadian at Oct 6, 2017
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Thankfully the FBI were on the ball. They've saved Canada from a few of these attacks over the last few years alone. You can be sure our police had no idea. Unless they are leading the witness, they are inept.

Canadian man pleads guilty to terrorism in plot targeting NYC landmarks, subway: unsealed records

A 19-year-old Mississauga, Ont., man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to terrorism offences in a 2016 plot to detonate bombs in New York City in support of ISIS.

According to a U.S. Justice Department news release, Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, purchased bomb-making materials and helped secure a cabin within driving distance of New York City for the purpose of building explosive devices.

Two others, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen living in Pakistan and a 37-year-old Philippine citizen, were also charged in connection with the alleged plot, which would have allegedly included detonating bombs in Times Square and the New York subway system, as well as shootings at various concert venues.

The two other men were arrested outside of the U.S. and the hope, according to the release, is that they will be extradited to the U.S. for prosecution.

El Bahnasawy, who has been in custody since his arrest by the FBI in May 2016, pleaded guilty on Oct. 13, 2016. He is the only one of the three to have pleaded guilty so far.

Details of the charges were made public Friday when the court unsealed the terrorism charges.

According to the allegations, El Bahnasawy and the other 19-year-old plotted to carry out the attacks in support of ISIS during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

In preparing for the attacks, the two communicated electronically with an undercover FBI agent posing as an ISIS supporter.

In the course of their communication, they allegedly declared their allegiance to ISIS and expressed their...
by ZZ PUPPS at Oct 6, 2017
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by not trimming trees from power lines prior to storm due to government budget cuts. Stupid shit Puerto Ricans. Fuck 'em, keep 'em in the dark.
by shockedcanadian at Oct 5, 2017
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I listen to these tactics often on the CBC and it's embarrassing, I'm not sure who they are trying to convince. Reminds me of the argument that Canada could benefit from Trumps immigration policy, and then they complained when 5000+ crossed illegally into Canada within a month seeking asylum. Right, it's the U.S that suffers when Bombardier has to pay millions to the U.S government in order to have access to the marketplace (as Canada tries to dump subsidized products there).

They quoted Karl Moore of McGill University, a university of course from Montreal, where Bombardier is from, so no conflict of interest there. I would love to know more about this guy outside of his official biography:

Karl Moore | Desautels Faculty of Management - McGill University

I can tell you, the Canadian security apparatus and the fossils within the government fear American retaliation for the decades of Canadian exploitation like I've never seen. They are starting to understand that Trump is serious and that Canadian tactics (along with our British pals) are rising to the surface and are no longer covert and unknown. These duties are "equalizers" of sorts as Canadian actors have been engaging directly in the market in Canada since our inception.

When Canada employs PM May of England to try and persuade Trump on the issue of a Canadian company like Bombardier, when they invite constant back channel assistance from former president Obama, and when they accept erroneous opinions from a Prof out of Montreal (who has a history at IBM among other companies...), you know they are trying to dictate the narrative, not objective news.

You can be sure, Liberal or Conservative government in Canada, it doesn't matter when dealing with foreign allies (whom we don't treat as allies at all). The Conservatives before Trudeau were quite arrogant and incompetent, and so the bar is set very low. Nothing like taking the opportunity...