DOD Releases Unclassified Stats on Operation Inherent Resolve Against ISIS #tcot #ccot #pjnet

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Iraq and Syria: ISIL’s Reduced Operating Areas as of April 2015

The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

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Targets Damaged/Destroyed as of May 8, 2015

As of April 9, 2015, the total cost of operations related to ISIL since kinetic operations started on Aug. 8, 2014, is $2.11 billion and the average daily cost is $8.6 million.

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 21, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Syria:

— Near Hasakah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL trench system, destroying two ISIL fighting positions.

— Near Aleppo, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.

— Near Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL staging area.

— Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positons, two ISIL mortar positions and an ISIL vehicle.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack and fighter aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

— Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL structure.

— Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

— Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

— Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL tunnel system, destroying three ISIL buildings and three ISIL heavy machine guns.

— Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL buildings and two ISIL heavy machine guns.

— Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tunnel system, destroying an ISIL vehicle bomb.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

 

It irks us, and probably most Americans, that our POTUS, acting as CIC of our US Military, continues to insist on calling IS/ISIS/The Islamic State/Daesh ISIL.

Calling our Islamic jihadist military enemies ISIL only feeds the growing Islamic State’s megalomaniacal evil desire of wiping our ally Israel and USA off the global map.

Militant Muslims of Islam desire to conquer every square inch of the globe for the ultimate goal of establishing a one world Sharia compliant government aka global Islamic Caliphate in the name of allah & Muhammad.

We would hope all US Military leadership would understand the wrongful act of defining our allies as enemies and our enemies as allies. USA can’t obviously win wars without the definition of Islamic being applied and targeting of the Islamic enemy as the enemy.

We must all stop appeasing the Islamic enemies of Yeshua Ha Mashiach, The Triune Judeo Christian God IJN+ it only makes Islamic evil temporarily more empowered. The Lion of Judah, King Jesus has already won the Eternal War and is coming again soon to defend Israel.

~by M. Katherine Orts & husband Pastor David Orts founders WorldwideBroadcasting.com & USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth”

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.@FBI Was Engineer Knocked Out Before #Amtrak188 Crash? Witness Saw Shadowy Figure Leaving Scene of Derailment [AUDIO/VIDEO]

Brandon.BostianIn America, all are innocent until proven guilty. The Amtrak train engineer, Brandon Bostian, who remembers nothing preceding the Amtrak #188 derailment and violent crash may have been knocked out by a projectile shot or rock thrown, shattering through the train’s front windshield. The FBI is examining the new witnesses details as well as the Amtrak train’s windshield after employees reported projectiles thrown at other trains. Two other trains experienced shattered windows on the same track the same day and reported it over radios.

We linked in our initial reporting of #Amtrak188 tragedy to the fact that the FBI had issued warnings to all law enforcement agencies stating RailRoad Derailment devices were being stolen via its in-house Weekly Intelligence Bulletin which is not accessible to the general public. Yet ABC must have had an inside source and ran intel story May 8th, 2015 alluding to the FBI’s warning of stolen derailment devices.

We wrote and quoted an excerpted ABC Story on our site here: #RedAlert USA FBI Warned Railroad Derailment Devices Stolen 05.08.2015 Purposefully Derailed by Islamic Terrorists? #Amtrak188 #PhillyAmtrak

We were one of the first journalists to put two and two together. This wasn’t the engineer’s fault at all. Too many out of the ordinary security warnings going on here

Another like minded individual pieced together similar concerns in his article. H/T KevBakerShow

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There is new evidence of a projectile possibly having caused the inexplicable increased speed of 106MPH. The engineer has no recollection of anything preceding the Amtrak #188 derailment which killed eight and injured 200+ people. Someone in the Engine car pulled on the emergency brake at the last minute, bringing the speed down to 102MPH but not enough to make the sharp left-hand turn which has maximum speed of 50MPH.

Who was it that pulled the emergency brake if the engineer wasn’t conscious at that point? Was the man pulling the emergency brake already on the train? Or had he been the one outside the train who threw or shot a projectile or rock which catapulted the engineer into unconsciousness?  A witness, telling authorities, said she saw a man with black hair and beard quickly leaving the crash scene. Is it possible that the engineer was knocked out prior from someone with nefarious intentions on the train? Or did the projectile hit him in the head causing him to fall onto the gear causing the acceleration? ISIS (The Islamic State) had just made a recent detailed public announcement to attack USA. Who was the blackhaired bearded man standing by then running away from the crash scene? Was he an accomplice shooting or throwing projectiles at oncoming trains? Or just someone walking.

Was there a derailment device found at the crash site of Amtrak188? A lot of unanswered important questions still. God Bless the FBI and local law enforcement. And we also pray truth will come out with proper coordination between agencies working with NTSB.

We believe it is possible that this was a lone wolf ISIS attack or was even more organized. According to our count 238 passengers, 5 crew, 8 deceased, along with hospital number counts of persons treated, there are 7 persons yet to be accounted for. There were 7 train cars. This is a working theory by USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth”

#RedAlert USA FBI Warned Railroad Derailment Devices Stolen 05.08.2015 Purposefully Derailed by Islamic Terrorists? #Amtrak188 #PhillyAmtrak Another like minded individual pieced together similar concerns in his article. H/T KevBakerShow

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 11:42PM

PORT RICHMOND (WPVI) —
As investigators try to determine whether Amtrak train 188 was hit by something just before crashed, for the first time – we’re hearing the frantic call made by transit police about another incident on the same night.

Action News has obtained a SEPTA Police scanner call from the night of the terrible incident.

“An unknown object made contact with that train shattering the windshield,” one person is heard saying.

In it they are responding to reports that a SEPTA train was hit by an unknown object.

The engineer of that SEPTA train is expected to be interviewed by the NTSB this weekend.

SEPTA says something hit the front window of one of their trains, about 20 minutes before the Amtrak train crashed.

That’s what the SEPTA engineer was discussing with the Amtrak engineer over the radio shortly before derailment.

The conversation, which was captured on tape, was turned over to the NTSB.

It was on Friday that the NTSB first revealed that an interview with an assistant conductor indicated something may have hit Amtrak 188 before Tuesday night’s wreck that left eight people dead.

Robert Sumwalt of the NTSB described an interview with one of the train’s assistant conductors.

The assistant conductor allegedly told investigators that she heard engineer Brandon Bostian talking to a SEPTA engineer.

The SEPTA engineer said something may have hit his train or his train had been shot at, the assistant conductor recalled.

The train on the SEPTA Trenton line was hit by an object around 9:10 p.m., shortly before the Amtrak crash.

Meanwhile, Bostian told the SEPTA engineer he believed something hit his train as well, the assistant conductor said, according to the NTSB.

She felt a rumbling and then the train tipped over, she told the NTSB

Sumwalt described Bostian as “very cooperative.” He said Bostian remembered ringing a bell as he passed through the North Philadelphia train station, but doesn’t remember anything after that.

Bostian had a good working knowledge of the territory, Sumwalt said, and said he was not tired or sick.

Meanwhile, federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia’s northbound rails.

The Federal Railroad Administration said an emergency order would be issued in coming days that calls for Amtrak to ensure the presence of the automatic train control system that notifies an engineer when a train is above the speed limit and automatically applies the brakes if the engineer doesn’t act to slow the train down.

The system is already being used for southbound trains approaching the curve where Tuesday’s derailment occurred.

e SEPTA train wasn’t the only train hit that night. Action News has confirmed that an Acela train was hit by an object just minutes before at 9:05 p.m.

Sumwalt said the NTSB also interviewed Bostian on Friday. According to Sumwalt, Bostian did not report being struck by anything and, when asked by the NTSB, he did not recall saying the train was.

The NTSB says a forward-facing camera on Amtrak 188 did not immediately indicate anything striking the train.

Sumwalt said, “Our investigation has not independently confirmed this information, but we have seen damage to the left-hand lower portion of the Amtrak windshield, that we have asked the FBI to come in and look at for us.”

Sumwalt described Bostian as “very cooperative.” He said Bostian remembered ringing a bell as he passed through the North Philadelphia train station, but doesn’t remember anything after that.

Bostian had a good working knowledge of the territory, Sumwalt said, and said he was not tired or sick.

Meanwhile, federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia’s northbound rails.

The Federal Railroad Administration said an emergency order would be issued in coming days that calls for Amtrak to ensure the presence of the automatic train control system that notifies an engineer when a train is above the speed limit and automatically applies the brakes if the engineer doesn’t act to slow the train down.

The system is already being used for southbound trains approaching the curve where Tuesday’s derailment occurred.

Amtrak said it would abide by the federal directive and others announced Saturday, adding that Amtrak’s “overarching goal is to provide safe and secure rail passenger travel.”

It was on Thursday that the NTSB said in the last minute or so before the derailment, the Washington-to-New York train sped up from 70 mph until it reached more than 100 mph at a sharp bend where the maximum speed is 50 mph.

Sumwalt said Thursday it was unclear whether the speed was increased manually by engineer Brandon Bostian.

So far, investigators have found no problems with the track, the signals or the locomotive, and the train was running on time, Sumwalt said.

Bostian was in the cab in the front of the high-tech engine. On the left, there is a throttle handle to increase speed. There is also a red alert button the engineer has to hit a few times each minute or the engine goes into emergency shutdown mode.

On the LCD screen in front of him, there is a speedometer which would tell him how fast he’s going and, to the right, is the red-handled train break. The NTSB says it’s one of the newer models of engines Amtrak is putting into service.

“And this particular locomotive was placed into service just over a year ago,” said Sumwalt.

Investigators say there were no signs warning to reduce speed ahead like you may see on roadways. Engineers must rely on memory.

“There is no sign alongside the track. That is part of the engineer’s qualifications that they’re supposed to know,” said Sumwalt.

The new information comes on the same day that the first funeral for the victims was held.

Services for Justin Zemser, a 20-year-old midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, took place on Long Island on Friday morning.

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H/T NPR

ARUN RATH, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I’m Arun Rath. The mystery over the derailment of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia just took another twist. There are reports of objects hitting trains in the area just before the crash. Since the deadly derailment last Tuesday, much of the focus has been on the engineer and why the train increased speed to 106 miles per hour before entering a curve with a 50 mile per hour speed limit. NPR’s Jeff Brady has the latest.

JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday interviewed workers who were on that Amtrak train when it derailed. Robert Sumwalt with the NTSB says an assistant conductor reported hearing a radio transmission that a nearby regional train had been struck by something or shot at.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

ROBERT SUMWALT: She also believed that she heard her engineer say something about his train being struck by something.

BRADY: But Sumwalt says the Amtrak engineer told investigators he doesn’t remember anything in the moments before the train derailed. Sumwalt says the assistant conductor reports that those radio transmissions came just before the accident.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

SUMWALT: Our investigation has not independently confirmed this information, but we have seen damage to the left-hand lower portion of the Amtrak windshield.

BRADY: Sumwalt says the FBI is examining the windshield damage. Meantime, passengers on a third train also report an object hitting their car in the same area just 15 or 20 minutes before the derailment. Doug Harris says he was on that train from New York to Washington.

DOUG HARRIS: I had headphones on. As we were approaching Philadelphia, I heard a loud thump. I looked up, and two rows in front of me and on the opposite side of the train, a passenger was pointing out his window, which now had a large crack in the glass that obviously hadn’t been there before.

BRADY: Harris says Amtrak workers in Philadelphia examined the 8-to-10-inch circular crack and decided it was safe for the train to continue. He says no one saw what hit the window.

HARRIS: Just given the size of it and the thump, it just kind of instinctively felt like a rock to those of us around.

BRADY: All this new information has some in the neighborhood near the accident site speculating about what happened. Just a few blocks from where the train derailed, a truck passes by Sharon Achuff’s house. Tuesday night, she says she was outside visiting with neighbors.

SHARON ACHUFF: That night that the train accident happened, we were sitting out on the step. And a light of blue come right across the wires – I mean (whistling) so fast.

BRADY: Her neighbor, Debbie Chappell, says at first, she thought it was lightning. But they soon realized something bad happened up on the train tracks. Chappell says that’s when they saw a shadowy figure quickly leaving the scene.

DEBBIE CHAPPELL: Then we see this guy coming down on the opposite side of the street real fast – walking real fast. And we all said, he probably had something to do with it. I wonder what he did.

BRADY: Did you get a look at the man? Do you know what he looks like?

CHAPPELL: No. All I seen that he had black hair and a beard, and he went real fast.

  • BRADY: Could these be faulty memories of a chaotic moment or a potential lead for investigators? Philadelphia police spokeswoman Christine O’Brien tells NPR there are a lot of reasons someone might walk away from the scene. Still, she’s forwarding the information to colleagues collecting reports about the derailment. If it is determined the accident was the result of a criminal act, the investigation would transfer from the NTSB to a law enforcement agency. So far, there’s no announcement that has happened. Jeff Brady, NPR News, Philadelphia.
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Muslim’s Sabbath Slaughter 9 Innocent Children [WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC 18+] #Shoebat #IslamicJihad

Saturday, the 7th day, is the Sabbath according to Jews and most Bible believing Christians. Today’s Sabbath, savage Muslim monsters calmly and cruelly continued their murderous barbarism under the guise of their “Peaceful” theocratic ruse. ~ USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Against Tyranny With Truth” Pro-Israel God Bless Shoebat & his prayer warriors around the world IJN+

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Muslims Take Nine Innocent Children, And Slaughter All Of Them

By Theodore Shoebat
May 16, 2015

Muslims in the Syrian city of Palmyra, all members of ISIS, took nine children and slaughtered all of them. The nine children were amongst twenty three other captives who were murdered, and ten of them were ritually beheaded (as Shoebat.com reported) . According to one report:


Extremists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group executed at least 23 civilians on Friday as they advanced towards Syria’s ancient desert metropolis of Palmyra, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine children were among the 23 shot dead by ISIS militants near the Unesco world heritage site.

“The Islamic State group executed by gunfire 23 civilians, including nine children, in the village of Amiriyeh, north of Tadmor,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Palmyra, which means City of Palms, is known in Arabic as Tadmor, or City of Dates.

Abdel Rahman said family members of government employees were among those murdered.

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US Sending 10 #CV22 #Ospreys Over To be Stationed in Japan #AsiaPacific #NationalSecurity [MUSICVIDEO]

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Release No: NR-163-15
May 11, 2015

CV-22 Osprey Squadron to be Stationed in Japan

The U.S. Department of Defense announced today plans to station a special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

The first three aircraft will arrive in the second half of 2017 with an additional seven aircraft scheduled to arrive by 2021.

The deployment of tilt-rotor aircraft will provide increased capability for U.S. Special Operations forces to respond quickly to crises and contingencies in Japan and across the Asia-Pacific region, including humanitarian crises and natural disasters. It will also increase interoperability, enhance operational cooperation, and promote stronger defense relations with the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

The CV-22 Osprey is a highly advanced aircraft with unique capabilities and an excellent operational safety record. The deployment reflects the United States’ steadfast commitment to defend Japan and to station its most advanced capabilities forward as part of the Asia-Pacific Rebalance.

Source: DOD (US Department of Defense)
Video H/T Credit V-22: USAF CV-22 Osprey highlight reel
V-22 Originally Published on Mar 7, 2015
Compilation of POV/action cam footage of V-22 training missions. The CV-22 is employed by Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in support of USSOCOM. Credit goes to Wingnut Wick and his 2014 Hornet Ball video (https://vimeo.com/wickworks) for inspiring the use of Stephen Swartz’s “Bullet Train” audio track…shamelessly imitated but it just works.

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8 Victims Killed Now Identified #Amtrak188 #PhillyAmtrak [VIDEO]

All eight of the people killed in the Amtrak train derailment have been identified. NBC10’s Dan Corcoran gives a profile of all the victims. (Published Thursday, May 14, 2015)

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Updated 5 minutes ago – Source: nbcphiladelphia

A midshipman from the U.S. Naval Academy, an Associated Press staffer, a Wells Fargo senior vice president, the CEO of a tech company, a dean at Medgar Evers College and a Maryland father of two were among the eight people killed when a New York-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia.

The last two victims of the crash were identified on Thursday afternoon.

The family of 47-year-old Laura Finamore of New York, an employee at Cushman & Wakefield, confirmed Thursday afternoon that she was one of the eight victims.

Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, confirmed the name of the eighth victim as Giuseppe Piras, an Italian national.

The death of Bob Gildersleeve Jr., whose family passed out flyers Wednesday in a desperate search for him following the crash, was confirmed Thursday afternoon by his employer. His body was found in the wreckage, officials confirmed Thursday, bringing the death toll from the crash to eight.

Train 188, a Northeast Regional, was en route from Washington to New York with 238 passengers and five crew members aboard when it derailed as it was rounding a sharp curve in the city’s Port Richmond section shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

•Amtrak Train Was Going 100 MPH Just Before It Derailed: NTSB

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Thursday that every passenger on Train 188 has now been accounted for, but he did not release the names of the unidentified victims.

“How, in this day and age, can we allow a train to go out of control at 106 miles an hour?” asked Bob Gildersleeve Sr.

DERRICK GRIFFITH

Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, died in the crash, said Jamilah Fraser, the assistant vice president for communications & public relations at the school.

Derrick Griffith

Photo credit: Clareese Hill

The college said the 42-year-old was a “champion for the downtrodden” who served the students at Medgar Evers and the community “with passion.”

Griffith was also founder and principal at CUNY Prep in New York City, a program that helps out-of-school youth find an alternative pathway to college, according to its website.

“We are all struggling with this terrible news and trying to find our way during this sad time,” the school said in a Facebook post Wednesday. “Cuny prep will be closed tomorrow for day school and cta students. The staff will be there to mourn together and provide support to those in need.”

Griffith recently received a doctorate of philosophy in urban education from the City University of New York Graduate Center.

RACHEL JACOBS

The family of 39-year-old Rachel Jacobs, the CEO of Philadelphia-based tech company ApprenNet, confirmed she was killed in the derailment.

Rachel Jacobs

“This is an unthinkable tragedy,” read a statement from her family. “Rachel was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend. She was devoted to her family, her community and the pursuit of social justice. We cannot imagine life without her. We respectfully ask for privacy so that we can begin the process of grieving.”

Coworkers said Jacobs, the mother of a 2-year-old, lived in New York.

ABID GILANI

Wells Fargo confirmed to WNBC in New York that one of its employees has died.

“It is with great sadness that Wells Fargo confirms that Abid Gilani, a valued member of our Commercial Real Estate division, has passed away,” read a statement from the company. “Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy.”

Gilani, 55, was a senior vice president with Wells Fargo Hospitality Group.

He lived in Rockville, Maryland, with his wife and commuted by train to his job in New York, according to his neighbors.

Gilani had attended his uncle’s funeral in Falls Church, Virginia, Tuesday.

JUSTIN ZEMSER

Midshipman 3rd Class Justin Zemser, 20, of Rockaway Beach, New York, was on leave from the Naval Academy and on his way back home when he was killed, his mother, Susan Zemser, said.

“He was supposed to come home last night at 10:30, and when I went online to see, you know, if everything was on time, I saw there was a derailment,” Susan said Wednesday. “All night we called hospitals, but nothing.”

Midshipman 3rd Class Justin Zemser, 21, also played sprint football at the Naval Academy.

Susan says she learned Wednesday morning that her only child died in the crash.

“He was wonderful. He was absolutely wonderful. Everyone looked up to my son,” Susan said.

The Naval Academy says it notified the brigade of midshipmen, staff and faculty of Zemser’s death Wednesday morning.

“I know that the brigade and the Navy family is struggling with this, and our thoughts go out to the brigade, family brigade for losing such a crucial member of this institution,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said during a speech Wednesday, the Navy Times reports.

Zemser was an English major and an academic honor student. He was also a member of the Navy sprint football team, the Jewish Midshipman Club and the Semper Fi Society, which is a Marine Corps club.

During a press conference Thursday, his coach, teammates and rabbi remembered him as a fun, diligent and extremely driven friend.

His coach said Zemser didn’t make the team his first year, but “worked so diligently,” and made the team last fall.

“He was much, much improved and continued to show through action what kind of person he is, not just as a player but as this wonderful young man,” he said.

“Justin was relentless. First one in the weight room, last one out,” said a friend and teammate. “He made everyone want to get better. His work ethic was daunting at times.”

The rabbi said of Zemser, “He was out there making people smile, making people laugh, being out there with who he was.”

Zemser also worked as an intern for New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich.

Ulrich says Zemser was a “truly bright, talented and patriotic young man.”

JIM GAINES

Associated Press employee Jim Gaines poses for a picture, Sept. 7, 2006. Gaines, an AP video software architect, was among those killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia.

Photo credit: AP

Jim Gaines, an Associated Press video software architect, died at Temple Hospital overnight in the hours following the crash.

According to the AP, the 48-year-old father of two had attended meetings in Washington, and was returning home to Plainsboro, New Jersey, when the train derailed Tuesday night. His death was confirmed by his wife, Jacqueline.

He is also survived by a 16-year-old son, Oliver, and an 11-year-old daughter, Anushka.

Gaines joined the AP in 1998 and was a key factor in nearly all of the news agency’s video initiatives, including a service providing live video to hundreds of clients worldwide.

Gaines won AP’s “Geek of the Month” award in May 2012 for his “tireless dedication and contagious passion” to technological innovation. He was part of a team that won the AP Chairman’s Prize in 2006 for developing the agency’s Online Video Network.

BOB GILDERSLEEVE

Bob Gildersleeve’s death was confirmed Thursday afternoon by his company, a day after his family passed out flyers in a desperate search.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague,” said Doug Baker, Ecolab Chairman and CEO, in a statement in part. “Bob was with Ecolab for 22 years, most recently as vice president of Corporate Accounts for our Institutional business in North America. Bob was an exceptional leader and was instrumental to our success.”

Gildersleeve’s father said his son’s cellphone was found first.

“He was in the first car,” Gildersleeve’s father, Bob Gildersleeve Sr. told News4 Washington’s Shomari Stone on Wednesday. “It’s turned inside out. They found his phone. His phone, they found. But they can’t find him or his belongings.”

Photo credit: Family Photo

Gildersleeve, 45, boarded the train in Baltimore. He lived outside Baltimore with his wife and two teenage children, according to the Wall Street Journal.

His family expressed their worry and frustration in the aftermath of the crash, as hours ticked by with no sign of him.

“We’ve seen many pictures of the train just totaled on the news,” his 13-year-old son, Marc, told Helen Urbina of the Philadelphia Daily News as the search for Gildersleeve unfolded. “It’s very scary. We have no idea where he is, what hospital he’s at, if he’s at a hospital, so we’re just trying to get as much information as we can.”

“I don’t think anyone knows what’s going on,” said Gildesleeve Sr., who was a New York firefighter for 12 years and a New York police officer for three. “That’s why I’m angry.”

Gildersleeve Jr. was the vice president of corporate accounts for Ecolab, a company that deals in “water, hygiene and energy technologies and services,” according to the company’s website. Global Communications Director Roman Blahoski said Gildersleeve has worked for Ecolab for 22 years.

“So far, I saw the engineer,” Gildersleeve Sr. said. “He looks like a decent fellow, but how can a decent fellow do 106 miles an hour around a 50 mile per hour limited turn? How does that happen?”

Gildersleeve’s wife said in a statement earlier Thursday that couple had been best friends for 29 years and had celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary just days earlier.

“He is an remarkable Dad to our daughter Ryan and son Marc,” she said. “He is a loving son, brother and is definitely the ‘fun’ Uncle to his nieces and nephews. He is funny and sarcastic and lights up any room with his presence, humor and enthusiasm. He has been a dedicated employee and friend to his Ecolab family for over two decades. Our hearts are broken and we can’t imagine a life without him.”

Laura Finamore

Photo credit: Family Photo

LAURA FINAMORE

Laura Finamore’s death was confirmed Thursday afternoon by her family. A Manhattan resident, Finamore, 47, was on her way home from a memorial service for a college friend’s mother, a spokesman for her family said, according to The Associated Press.

Finamore had texted her mother that she was boarding the train. When they heard of the crash they began making calls to area hospitals looking for her. On Wednesday, they received word that the seventh victim of the derailment fit her description, but dental records were needed to confirm it, according to the AP

Born and raised in Douglaston, New York, Finamore worked in corporate real estate, and was a senior account director at Cushman & Wakefield.

“Laura was a tenacious deal maker and competitor who never backed down from what she thought was right,” her family said in a statement.

“Laura’s smile could light up a room and her infectious laughter will be remembered by many for years to come. She was always there when you needed her — with a hug, encouraging words or a pat on the back,” the family said.

GIUSEPPE PIRAS

Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, confirmed Giuseppe Piras, 41, was among the eight dead on Thursday afternoon.

A wine and olive oil executive from Sardinia, Italy, Piras was visting the U.S. on business, officials said, according to the AP.

Piras co-founded an olive oil and wine cooperative and was in charge of marketing its goods for export, according to Italian media.

Consul General Andrea Canepari said his family had contacted consulate officials in the U.S. after they were unable to reach Piras by phone.

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Missing Dad, Bob Gildersleeve JR Found Dead by Cadaver Dog in Wreckage of #Amtrak188 #PrayersIJN+ [VIDEO]

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Gildersleeve family from left to right: Ryan, 16, Marc, 13, wife Danna and Bob. Credit: Family Photo

Missing dad Bob Gildersleeve, Jr. died in Tuesday’s fatal Amtrak wreck, his company confirmed Thursday, two days after the Amtrak train he boarded in Baltimore speeded around a curve in Philadelphia and derailed.

A cadaver dog led investigators to Gildersleeve’s remains as workers were moving the wreckage from the crash site to a secure location in Delaware. His body was found in the “large amount of wreckage” of the first passenger car, fire officials said, raising the death toll to eight.

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Our prayers go out to the Gildersleeve family and for all victims and their families suffering in this tragic time. ~ USDefenseLeague.com & WorldWideBroadcasters.com

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A Message from Amtrak President Joe Boardman on Train Derailment Crash #Amtrak188 #PhillyAmtrak

 

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A Message from President and CEO Joe Boardman on Train 188

The derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188 was a terrible tragedy that we are responding to with every resource we have available. The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation to determine the cause of the incident, and Amtrak is providing full cooperation.

With truly heavy hearts, we mourn those who died. Their loss leaves holes in the lives of their families and communities. On behalf of the entire Amtrak family, I offer our sincere sympathies and prayers for them and their loved ones. Amtrak takes full responsibility and deeply apologizes for our role in this tragic event.

We recognize that for everyone onboard the train, including those who suffered injuries, the healing process may be long. Within 24 hours of the incident, Amtrak set up a Family Assistance Center in Philadelphia to work closely with the family of passengers and crew on the train. We are also working with the individuals and families affected by this event to help them with transportation, lodging, and of course, medical bills and funeral expenses.

Amtrak is ever grateful to the City of Philadelphia—its first responders who bravely worked in difficult conditions, including the dark of night, to rescue and provide aid to hundreds; its hospital personnel who went into full alert as patients arrived at emergency rooms; its officials who quickly implemented a response plan; and its citizens who opened their doors to offer assistance.

Although our current focus is on the passengers and employees affected by this incident and the resulting service disruption along the Northeast Corridor, we must also take time to learn from this event. Passenger railroading is at its core about people; the safety of our passengers and employees was, is and always will be our number one priority. Our goal is to fully understand what happened and how we can prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in the future. We will also continue to focus on completing Positive Train Control implementation in the Northeast Corridor by December of 2015.

Thank you for your support of America’s Railroad during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Joe Boardman
President and Chief Executive Officer

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Excerpted articles Crossposted with proper attribution by USDefenseLeague.com & WorldwideBroadcasters.com everything else not in quotations is original and is written by M. Katherine Orts and husband Pastor David A. Orts

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#RedAlert USA FBI Warned Railroad Derailment Devices Stolen 05.08.2015 Purposefully Derailed by Islamic Terrorists? #Amtrak188 #PhillyAmtrak

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FBI Warns of Train Derailment Threat

Nine derailers, a piece of railroad equipment used to derail train cars for safety purposes in railyards have been stolen recently, sources said, citing the FBI’s weekly intelligence bulletin.

The theft of these items is strange since they are of little use outside of the rail industry, according to the bulletin.

Railroads have been targeted in the past by terrorists, the bulletin said.

It specifically mentioned the Oct. 1995 derailment of an Amtrak train in Hyder, Ariz. In that incident, one person was killed and 78 were injured when parts of the track were sabotaged. The FBI located a derail 50 miles from Hyder.

The bulletin does not mention a specific threat, and the FBI has no indication the derail thefts are related to terrorism. The bulletin is distributed weekly to 18,000 state and local law enforcement agencies around the United States.

The bureau has also warned in the past that railways and other mass conveyances could be terrorist targets.

Excerpted article Credit ABC’s Jason A. Ryan

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Cadaver Dog Found Bob Gildersleeve, Family Statement [2VIDEOS] #Amtrak188 Train Derailment


Updated 5.15.2015. It ended in tragedy for 13 year old Marc Gildersleeve and 16 year old Ryan Gildersleeve’s dad. Bob Gildersleeve JR, husband to his wife Danna Gildersleeve, was found deceased in the train wreckage under a large section of the crumpled first train car Thursday AM by a cadaver dog 5.14.2015.

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Gildersleeve family from left to right: Ryan, 16, Marc, 13, wife Danna and Bob.

Our deepest condolences to the Gildersleeve family and prayers IJN+ sent on behalf of all victims and their families friends and loved ones. ~M. Katherine Orts & husband Pastor Orts founders of USDefenseLeague.com & WorldwideBroadcasters.com ~ “Pushing Against Tyranny With Truth for the Glory of God & our Good USA” #ProFreeSpeech #ProIsrael #ProUSMilitary #ProTraditionalFamily #Prolife #Anti-Sharia #Anti-Islam

Amtrak is advising family and friends seeking information on passengers aboard Train 188, which crashed Tuesday night north of Philadelphia, to contact its Incident Hotline at (800) 523-9101.

A 13 year old son, Marc Gildersleeve is today bravely awaiting word about his dad who is still missing after taking the 9PM Amtrak #188 which left at 9:10pm ET last evening. He, his mom and extended family, drove from Baltimore, MD to find their missing dad, husband and family member. There are an unknown official number of missing. Our unofficial count is 15 people unaccounted for. We hope and pray we are wrong.

Gildersleeve’s siblings and extended family raced to Philly after the crash to try to find him. They’re asking anyone with information to call them at (201) 988-7472 or (732) 241-5015 or Philadelphia police at (215) 686-3243. He was last seen wearing a royal blue Under Armour shirt and black shorts

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Missing father, (pictured below) Bob Gildersleeve Sr., VP sales of Ecolab, father of his 13 year old son who is putting out fliers with his family and friends of family.

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He and his mom are  in Center City, at The Marriot in PA at the Family Center set up by the Red Cross awaiting any news.

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The train tragically ended derailed with a few of its train cars crumpled and one literally cut in half by the force of the crash. According to the NTSB spokesman, the Amtrak train #188 took a left-handed turn into a curve at 106MPH after slowing down only4MPH bringing the speed down to 102MPH 52MPH over the maximum for the sharp turn. The train’s maximum speed on the straightaway should have been 80MPH and should have been slowed by the Amtrak engineer to a maximum of 50MPH entering the sharp curve. It was found, the emergency brake was employed prior to the crash. The information was gathered by the NTSB after collecting the data from the train’s blackbox. The ASCES (Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System) was not available on that specific portion of the rail. “Rail geometry cart went over the track yesterday.” According to NTSB board member who, in this case, is also acting as the NTSB spokesman, Robert Sumwalt.

There was a total of 238 passengers and 5 crew members on the train’s manifest which, to our knowledge, has not yet been provided to the media. 7 have been pronounced dead and 200 have been transported to be either released. 58 are being cared for at Temple Hospital. 22 of those patients are on the surgical floor. 48 year old male, Jim Gaines, AP tech staffer, one of those patients, has died.  A total of 6 who had been admitted have died. 8 of those initially transported were deemed to be in critical condition with one head trauma, others with multiple rib fractures, lung, abdomen, punctured lung and neck injuries, scapular and long-bone fractures according to the hospital. PA’s Area Health DR and spokesman for those treating the train wreck victims. Media were told that no patients would be transferred to a different hospital and that Amtrak had provided transport and housing hotel provisional care for families of victims coming to see loved ones. The Red Cross is assisting families during this crisis.

Missing CEO 39 year old Rachel Jacobs – Was thought to be one of the missing but has now been confirmed to be one of the 7 dead at 5:09pm CT

Rachel is the daughter of former Michigan Senator Gilda Jacobs who is on her way to Center City, PA .

Terrorism was inexplicably and quickly ruled out prior to any investigation by any officials. The local police department was stated as having total control over the accident scene with the NTSB called in for just the train portion “to collect any perishable data.” This makes no sense to us. Why wouldn’t both agencies announce collaboration at the forefront? Who investigates potential terrorism if this proves to have occurred? We know that our DOJ has expunged Islamic terrorists verbiage out of the training manuals, so if they are not looking they won’t be finding any evidence.

Why were there SWAT teams present on the crash scene last night? We couldn’t be sure but we thought we saw a spec ops bomb robot present on one part of the scene prior to the large beam lights lighting up the scene for all rescuers. There is talk that when they flip over the overturned train cars they may then find the missing passengers. However, we would like to see a full investigation of all data, including the train engineer himself, his boss(es) and a detailed list of all passengers including those still missing. By our count there are still 15 passengers missing.

PrayersIJN+ for all the victims of Amtrak 188 crash and for the families of the victims and the deceased. ~ M.Katherine Oerts & husband Pastor David A. Orts reporting for and founders of WWBroadcasting.com &USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth”

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Bernie Sanders, Socialist Senator Extraordinaire

Printed below is an editorial written by none other than the King of the Vermont Commies, Bernie Sanders.

As you would expect from an avowed and quite public Socialist such as Bernie, he’s going after the Koch Brothers, and by extension of course their company: Koch Industries, Inc.

Socialists and Liberals in general will tell you that it’s important to support the small businesses in your town, because they help growth for that town moreso than a big business such as Wal-Mart does. But in reality, as anyone who’s done the slightest bit of research will tell you, Sam Walton started out rather small, and then grew from there. And as anyone with common sense will tell you, that is the case for every big business currently in operation here in the US, and for that matter in other countries where freedom has spread.

The fact is, Wal-Mart and other big businesses not only makes a great deal of money for themselves, but that money then goes back into various communities not just around the nation, but around the world! How many more unemployed people would there be without Wal-Mart? Sure, it’s not a glamorous job, or one that will net you a glamorous living, but it’s there, and it will always be there. It’s something that you work up from, much like Mr. Walton himself worked up from being a small business owner to establishing Wal-Mart as a national department store force.
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Obama Fraud about the Osama bin Laden raid #ObamaLies

Was there any doubt about the potential, at very least by the people who have studied the filthy socialist background of the Saul Alinsky-ite Barry Soetoro (Barack Obama), our very own semi-homegrown taqiyya practicing Islamic Jihadist POTUS that this was yet another fabrication? Not at all.

“Before we broke up and the president headed upstairs to tell the American people what had just happened, I reminded everyone that the techniques, tactics and procedures the Seals had used in the bin Laden operation were used every night in Afghanistan … it was therefore essential that we agree not to release any operational details of the raid. That we killed him, I said, is all we needed to say.”

Seymour Hershas reports from his source, that a “retired senior intelligence official who was knowledgeable about the initial intelligence about bin Laden’s presence in Abottabad”, has truthful information. Hersh’s source alleged that the Pakistani government had an active role in approving and implementing the raid on bin Laden’s compound. In addition, the source said that the Obama administration originally agreed to announce bin Laden had been killed in a drone strike rather than shot during an active Special Forces mission.

“Obama’s speech was put together in a rush,” Hersh wrote of Obama’s announcement of Operation Neptune Spear to Americans.“This series of self-serving and inaccurate statements would create chaos in the weeks following,” he added. “This was not the fog of war,” Hersh quoted his anonymous source as saying.  What is the truth, will we ever know?

Whatever the case, our bold faced taqiyya practicing Islamic Jihadi president, our liar and thief, our illegal  POTUS Barry Soetoro continues his reign unhindered by facts or truth. Even the Saudi King dumps Obama. Obama has not ability to lead, and is a danger for every US citizen. Pray IJN -PBN

 

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The U.N. Small Arms Treaty: Not as dead as you think #UNGunGrab

Almost two years ago the US came potentially dangerously close to giving away our gun rights to the U.N., and we’re right back in that same situation again. Thankfully the vote in the senate did not pass but it did come dangerously close, with 46 votes. Most interesting is the fact that the votes are all from Democrat or Independent senators. What would one of these senators do if they had a young child that was being abducted? Call the cops and wait? Or shoot the perpetrator before he got away? Oh wait, that’s right, they all have bodyguards to protect them. Bodyguards with guns, that is.

Just another classic example of the ruling class (Democrats) stripping away the rights of the peasants (US citizens). Let’s not leave the Republicans out of this, either. This time they voted against the treaty, but what about next time? As special interest groups and their colleagues on the other side of the aisle push against gun rights and for bi-partisanship, the Republicans will cave. They always have in the past when dealing with similar issues, who is to say they won’t on this one?

This isn’t the U.N.’s first idiotic move, not by a long shot, and it won’t be their last. Global coalitions shouldn’t have any say in how citizens protect themselves. The 2nd amendment exists not only for personal protection, but also for protection against tyranny. Is it such a stretch to consider that maybe the U.N. wants the U.S. to agree to this treaty for the purpose of helping Islamists take over this country easier? We don’t think so. –PBN

In October of 2013, American patriots let out a sigh of relief as the United States Senate authored a letter stating that the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty would be dead on arrival. While many people believe that the U.N. treaty would have little effect on law-abiding American gun owners, the truth is the exact opposite. Language in the treaty gives the U.N. explicit authority in determining who is, or who isn’t, considered an “authorized recipient” of firearms.  The treasonous treaty also gives the U.N. the authority to disarm read more

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