(Source)- President Trump’s executive order on immigration quickly reverberated through the United States and across the globe on Saturday, slamming the border shut for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in Boston, an Iraqi who had worked for a decade as an interpreter for the United States Army, and a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in Ohio, among countless others. Around the nation, security officers at major international gateways had new rules to follow, though the application of the order appeared uneven. Humanitarian organizations scrambled to cancel long-planned programs, delivering the bad news to families who were about to travel. Refugees who were on flights when the order was signed were detained at airports. Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya. Sorry for using "FAKE NEWS" in my snippet above to get you up to speed. Anyways, I don't know what I expected. I don't know what he is expecting. But, by barring people from entering the Unit…
The New York Times' ISIS reporter Rukmini Callimachi is stationed in Eastern Mosul in Iraq. The Iraqi army recently liberated the eastern part of the city, while ISIS maintains its hold on the west. The two armies are currently separated by the Tigris River.
The Iraqi army is driving ISIS out of major cities with the help of the United States, Russia, and other nations. A US-led coalition reportedly killed top ISIS figure Rachid Kassim within the past 72 hours, according to The Pentagon. Things are looking up for--what seems to be--the first time in the fight against the extremist group.
While this is a great step towards the defeat of ISIS, Callimachi is reporting that ISIS is using President Trump's recent ban of seven primarily Muslim nations as firepower.
On February 8th, Callimachi (@rcallimachi) tweeted out to her followers: 8. The resident said ISIS has been openly celebrating the ban. They've even coined a phrase for it: الحظر المبارك Or "The Blessed Ban"
Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, known to most of the world simply as "Curveball", was an Iraqi chemical engineer who claimed to work at a plant that made and mobilized Weapons of Mass Destruction in the mid to late 1990's under Saddam Hussein.
Curveball's story is one that is seldom told in the United States because it exposed the weaknesses in the intelligence community. It now seems as though people forget that we weren't going to war with Iraq to eradicate radical Islamic terrorists, but to seize and destroy WMDs that Saddam Hussein was creating and getting ready to use.
This seems like a perfectly good idea. The trouble is, we found out the hard way that Iraq never had WMDs. It could have been prevented.
Curveball defected from Iraq in 1998 and attempted to get a green card in Germany. The way that he thought he could get his green card was to leak top secret information about harmful weapons that Iraq was making.
Rafid said that he had graduated at the top of…