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  • original intent Jan 26, 11:34 a.m.

    The 1989 to 1992 phase of the Afghan Civil War began after the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan, leaving the Afghan communist government to fend for itself against the Mujahideen. After several years of fighting, the government fell in 1992. However, the civil war continued with insurgents such as the Taliban attempting to bring down the new government

  • meiduo2003 Jan 25, 5:27 p.m.

    I knew Ms. Nevine very well. She was very nice, but she always looked sort of worried and grumpy while I saw her.

  • westernwake1 Jan 25, 5:02 p.m.

    "Original intent --- at first I agreed with much of what you have said but you act like you know everything and you offer speculation as fact in much of the same way that you criticize other for." - samr

    Seeing that the Soviets left Afghanistan on February 15, 1989 and the the CIA armed the North Alliance and not the Taliban. The entire post from original intent is not factually correct and does not make sense.

  • samr Jan 25, 4:43 p.m.

    warbirdlover is a man among men. Rock on dude.

  • samr Jan 25, 4:37 p.m.

    Original intent --- at first I agreed with much of what you have said but you act like you know everything and you offer speculation as fact in much of the same way that you criticize other for.

  • original intent Jan 25, 4:07 p.m.

    Daniel Boyd worked in construction before moving to Peshawar, Pakistan, in October 1989. He was sponsored by a Muslim relief group to help refugees from the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan by working as a mechanic.[2] He trained with the mujahideen and fought against the Soviet-backed forces in Afghanistan.[3] He took the Muslim name Saifullah ("Sword of God").

    SOOO if he was "trained with/by the Mujahdeen in the 1980's then he is a CIA trained operative!! Whether direct or "dotted-line"...

  • original intent Jan 25, 4:03 p.m.

    Can someone post some public health resources where these "defenders" can get the psychiatric help they so desperately need.
    LOL..you are like the proverbial frog in the boiling water..every things fine...c'mon in!! No wonder PT Barnum made a fortune in Amerika!!

  • jenniegreen Jan 25, 3:59 p.m.

    And we're concerned that a few Marines urinated on the bodies of some Taliban members??? Seriously, time to get our priorities straight!
    Proud mom of 2 US Soldiers!

  • b4919675 Jan 25, 2:28 p.m.

    Don't act so smug when you clearly have no idea what any of this is about.

  • chattycat Jan 25, 11:57 a.m.

    @westernwake1 - LOL. I was thinking the same thing.

  • b4919675 Jan 25, 11:52 a.m.

    @westernwake

    That's not a conspiracy theory, that's exactly what happened.

    Have you been keeping up with this case at all? That's exactly what went down. An FBI agent contacted them with some ideas, and then they got arrested for talking to him.
    It's like having undercover hookers that follow potential customers home.

  • westernwake1 Jan 25, 11:43 a.m.

    As predicted all the defenders of the Muslim terrorists are back claiming that they are innocent people who have been set up in a plot by the big old nasty FBI.

    Can someone post some public health resources where these "defenders" can get the psychiatric help they so desperately need.

  • original intent Jan 25, 11:07 a.m.

    How come some people see "TERROIST" behind every tree. I'll be danged if I'm gonna live my life in fear, believing some foreigner from halfway around the world is out to get me and make me a Infidel, unable to have my own rational thought patterns...Like Franklin said: People who give up LIBERTY/FREEDOM for MORE Security----deserve NEITHER and will EVENTUALLY Lose BOTH....

  • warbirdlover Jan 25, 10:55 a.m.

    How come some people see conspiracies behind every tree. I'll be danged if I'm gonna live my life in fear, believing to government is out to get me and make me a Zombie, unable to have my own rational thought patterns. There is a lot of sad miserable people, whom sit all day thinking such nonsence. My 3 sons and I are going to go fly model airplane this evening, then I'm going to cook some Ribeyes on the grill, and if I'm lucky my beautiful wife wants to get Jiggy tonight. Life is good and getting better. The Future Is So Bright, I Have To Wear Shades.

  • original intent Jan 25, 10:55 a.m.

    chattycat & westernwake are part of the "sheeple"...WAKE UP..Remember history..From Rev Martin Niemoller:
    When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a communist.
    When they locked up the social democrats,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn't a Jew.

    When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out......Read it and weep!

  • original intent Jan 25, 10:48 a.m.

    It's basically a matter of an FBI agent making stuff up, putting it into your hands, and then having you arrested for it.

    Like Ron Paul has pointed out--a FALSE FLAG--to keep the peeps SKERRED!!

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 25, 10:22 a.m.

    These Mulim terrorists need to be locked up for a long time.

    When are you people going to get it through your heads..There was 11 terrorists in the attacks...They were a radical group,not NOT NOT Belonging to the Muslim they used muslim as an excuse,just like some fanatics use Christianity as a front and use hatred which is the biggest sin there is to judge people.
    Not all muslims are terrorists...oh yeah..Not all whites are racist nor are all blacks crackhead gangbangers..and asurprise not all mexicans are illegal.

  • b4919675 Jan 25, 10:20 a.m.

    @chattycat

    Too bad they're making zero effort to find intelligence on terrorism. The only things they are doing, is making up their own plots.
    I've seen these people in action before. They don't listen in to find plans, or just casually mention a plan and wait for people to support it. They are EXTREMELY persuasive, they follow people, they call them, they harass them. You don't even have to participate in whatever they're planning to get arrested, just being in their presence is enough evidence for these people. Just look at Omar Hassan, he wasn't even accused of saying or doing anything during the trial, just being around when others said stuff.

  • b4919675 Jan 25, 10:05 a.m.

    It's basically a matter of an FBI agent making stuff up, putting it into your hands, and then having you arrested for it.

    It doesn't involve them going undercover to FIND a terrorist plot, it involves them going undercover to MAKE a terrorist plot, and then arresting everyone who listens to them.

  • chattycat Jan 25, 9:56 a.m.

    @b4919675 - Really? You are living under a rock.

  • chattycat Jan 25, 9:55 a.m.

    @originalintent - Yep, the more intelligence that we have working to eradicate terrorism the better.

  • chattycat Jan 25, 9:52 a.m.

    @westernwake1 - Agree 100%. I don't understand why some don't have the mental capacity to understand something pretty simple. They are terrorists and should be locked up forever. Even if I have to pay for their meals and shelter, they will at least be off of our streets.

  • b4919675 Jan 25, 9:51 a.m.

    @westernwake

    This whole situation is a scam, they didn't try to do anything.
    It's the FBI agents that approaches these guys, and just start talking.

    These people are masters of psychological warfare, and they're good at coercing people into saying what they want, and that's all they do.
    It's actually the ONLY thing the FBI is good at. They simply aren't capable of stopping actual problems, so they create their own threats, so they can have people arrested and pretend that they aren't a waste of tax payer dollars.

  • westernwake1 Jan 25, 9:41 a.m.

    I remember when the arrests of these 6 terrorists first became news and there were all sorts of people on the WRAL forums defending them as innocent peaceful Muslims who were set up by the government.

    Where are all those "defenders" of this "peaceful Muslim" now when he is trying to have the witnesses murdered? Are the "defenders" going to come forward now to say that Sherifi's brother, Shkumbin Sherifi, and a woman named Nevine Aly Elsheikh were just two more "peaceful Muslims" also just set-up by the government?

    These Mulim terrorists need to be locked up for a long time.

    ...and anyone "defending" them needs to seek mental help.

  • original intent Jan 25, 9:11 a.m.

    A new white paper presented to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence carves out an ‘evolving mission’ for Homeland Security that moves away from fighting terrorism and towards growing a vast domestic intelligence apparatus that would expand integration with local/state agencies and private-public partnerships already underway via regional fusion centers.

    Is this what you folks want?? the feds like Nazi Stormtroopers??

  • original intent Jan 25, 9:09 a.m.

    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and Middle East expert Chris Hedges has a lawsuit challenging the legality of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Obama signed at the end of 2011. Hedges is the author of The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, Collateral Damage, American Fascists and other titles.

    PS..and he also has worked for the NY Times...

  • original intent Jan 25, 9:04 a.m.

    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

    Ben Franklin....

  • original intent Jan 25, 9:01 a.m.

    Yes, original. Even to an American Citizen. The law was signed just last month. look it up.

    Doesn't matter the CONSTITUTION is the Supreme law of land--this law violates the 14t Amendment--and if the current or future Prez uses it against someone you dislike--it will eventually be used against YOU or folks you do agree with..look at history! or did you sleep thru that class??..

  • original intent Jan 25, 8:57 a.m.

    Why won't our govt bring our military out and round them all up and ship them out ASAP? That would be protecting America, as they mean us great harm.
    Because of the Posse Comitatus act--look it up...You folks are soft...if you think the Feds are going to protect you---I got ocean front property in AZ! IF you buy what the FEDS say hook line and sinker---you are greatly deceived...

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 24, 6:19 p.m.

    You won't have to worry about being tricked out of any money any more...But you may be "Tricked",quite a few times in the next 45 years.muah.

  • Whatthehey Jan 24, 6:14 p.m.

    Nevine Aly Elsheikh is on leave from the Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School in Morrisville, school officials said Tuesday, noting that they were aware of the charges against her and are cooperating with authorities in the investigation. She has taught at the school for nine years and heads its special education program.

    A woman named Nevine Elsheikh also is listed as an instructor at the Al-Furqan school, which is part of the Islamic Association of Raleigh. Sherifi tried to hire someone to kill and behead at least three witnesses in the case, and he wanted pictures of the corpses to prove that they were dead. He also wanted a fellow inmate killed,

    So, Original Intent thinks the FEDS are conspiring to create fear right here amongst us? How about blaming the perps instead?

  • Independent Mind Jan 24, 5:11 p.m.

    Yes, original. Even to an American Citizen. The law was signed just last month. look it up.

  • original intent Jan 24, 5:03 p.m.

    original intent- Sorry, but BHO changed that last month. Even American citizens can now be detained if suspected in terrorism. No trial is even needed and they may be detained indefinitely. POTUS says he won't do that in his presidency, but we now know what his word is worth.

    Thats a LOAD....No way the PREZ can overide the Constitution...!So BHO is violating the Constitution--?? So does that make him a "Domestic enemy of the US Constitution"?? If so the the Pentagon should haul him and all of the Congress-folks that voted for NDAA in----as Enemies of the State!! That is the OATH the military takes,,correct??

  • nanasix Jan 24, 5:01 p.m.

    Beware, these aren't the only terrorist in N.C. or U.S. We're surrounded by them. I was surprised that the Boyd brothers didn't get longer sentences in this case, as should have been done. This one needs to rot, and not in one of our prisons where we have to feed and cloth him and pay guards to watch every move. Why won't our govt bring our military out and round them all up and ship them out ASAP? That would be protecting America, as they mean us great harm.

  • original intent Jan 24, 4:47 p.m.

    NOT if he is an American citizen---every heard of Due process??

    NOTICE I SAID "IF"?? EYES PAINTED ON?

  • Independent Mind Jan 24, 4:44 p.m.

    @ original intent- Sorry, but BHO changed that last month. Even American citizens can now be detained if suspected in terrorism. No trial is even needed and they may be detained indefinitely. POTUS says he won't do that in his presidency, but we now know what his word is worth.

    @ moderators...so much for free speech,huh?

  • cantstandgoloanymore Jan 24, 4:29 p.m.

    original intent - also, he's not a US citizen. He has permanent residency but he is a citizen of Kosovo. Next stupid comment.

  • cantstandgoloanymore Jan 24, 4:27 p.m.

    original intent - The Boyd's haven't been sentenced yet there rocket scientist.

  • original intent Jan 24, 4:19 p.m.

    This guy deserves one last flight in his life. He deserves a one way flight to club gitmo!! He should fit rght in with the rest of those terror goons!!
    cwood3
    NOT if he is an American citizen---every heard of Due process??

  • original intent Jan 24, 4:18 p.m.

    All you sheeple keep begging for the police state that is surely gonna be yours one day!!! Total nationwide lockdown...I find it very strange that the REAL Muslim guys(foreigners) in this case all are getting 30-40-45 years..While the Anglo-White guys (the Boyds) are getting virtually a slap on the wrist(9 yrs I think)---and they were the so-called "Ringleaders"?? I said 2 years ago, when this happened in JOCO--that the Boyds were "Spooks" and I still beleive it...Our FEDS want to create a Police state and in order to do that that gotta "scare a lot of American sheep"! So they find some folks ticked off at Uncky Sam and pump them up---then set them up..Moslems now--Christians---Blacks---Hispanics next!! Whatever can keep them in POWER!!!

  • cwood3 Jan 24, 3:43 p.m.

    This guy deserves one last flight in his life. He deserves a one way flight to club gitmo!! He should fit rght in with the rest of those terror goons!!

  • Offshore Jan 24, 2:51 p.m.

    Doesn't Navy have a "return to homeland" package, car, bag of chips and launched off the carrier deck?

  • DangYankee Jan 24, 2:01 p.m.

    Looks like he took the "short bus" from his native country. Really WIDE forehead.

  • MonkeyFace Jan 24, 1:56 p.m.

    They are. There have been 5 beheadings in the USA this year. Its only the 24th. Were you waiting for the media to tell you?
    Follow_The_Money27617

    And lets not forget the head they found in Cali last week, or the week before last

  • chattycat Jan 24, 1:55 p.m.

    @sas - You don't seem to understand, we are talking about terrorists. Not your run of the mill criminal. They have their ways. Don't be so naive.

  • sammyg Jan 24, 1:50 p.m.

    I've only heard about the one by the Hollywood sign...

  • Follow_The_Money27617 Jan 24, 1:48 p.m.

    I am so thankful they caught these people before they carried out something horrible. I don't want to wake up one morning and find beheadings are a common way to die in America. (and yes, much better to be shot!)
    sammyg
    January 24, 2012 1:39 p.m.
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    They are. There have been 5 beheadings in the USA this year. Its only the 24th. Were you waiting for the media to tell you?

  • I Carry even in Cary Jan 24, 1:44 p.m.

    this makes absolutely no sense. how is someone who is already in a maximum security jail, whose every single move and spoken and written word is monitored and recorded, going to plan something like this?

    use your brains people and don't believe everything you see or hear.
    sas

    You really do not know how the penal system works do you?

  • Blue Devil 2 Jan 24, 1:40 p.m.

    He will get his in prison. Terrorists are not tolerated in the prison system.

  • sammyg Jan 24, 1:39 p.m.

    I am so thankful they caught these people before they carried out something horrible. I don't want to wake up one morning and find beheadings are a common way to die in America. (and yes, much better to be shot!)

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