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  • Drone strike in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants

    04/19/2014 6:08:22 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2014 | Hakim Almasmari
    A drone strike in Yemen killed at least 15 people on Saturday, including 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, three Yemeni Defense Ministry officials told CNN.
  • ‘Decimated’ Al Qaeda Holds Largest Meeting in Years…In Broad Daylight

    04/17/2014 7:12:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    http://www.ijreview.com ^ | april 16, 2014 | mike miller
    For years, Barack Obama has called al Qaeda “decimated, “defeated,” and “on the run.” Recently in Yemen, the so-called “decimated” terrorist organization held its largest gathering in years – in broad daylight. So, either the CIA and the Pentagon didn’t know about it – or couldn’t get a drone there fast enough to strike. Video of the meeting has started showing up on jihadist websites. Via CNN:
  • Al Qaeda: Obama is on the path to defeat

    04/16/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-16-14 | DrJohn
    Doesn't all this remind you of something? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39_MDzf7zPMAl Qaeda is on its way to defeat: “The core of al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the way to defeat." As the 2012 election neared Obama told us no less than 32 times that Al Qaeda was toast: President Barack Obama has described al Qaeda as having been “decimated,” “on the path to defeat” or some other variation at least 32 times since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to White House transcripts. Stick a fork in 'em: One day after the Benghazi attack that occurred...
  • Baghdad buttresses defenses ready for wholesale Al Qaeda assault on city

    04/15/2014 12:27:55 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Debka file ^ | April 15, 2014, 10:24 AM (IDT)
    The Iraqi army began buttressing its defense lines on April 12 to save parts of the capital city of Baghdad from the approaching danger of falling to al Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Iraqi intelligence reports that terrorist forces have broken through into the city’s western outskirts and preparing to head out to other parts of the city of more than seven million and the Green Zone government headquarters. In addition to the lethal bombings and shootings which have reduced the country to misery, Debkafile’s counter-terrorism sources describe a more insidious ISIS tactic of conquest: Armed...
  • US Army Veteran Who Fought Alongside Syrian Rebels Has Died In Arizona

    04/14/2014 12:03:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Apr. 11, 2014 | Paul Szoldra
    The Army veteran who fought alongside rebels in Syria, only to be later accused of joining Al Qaeda-linked terrorists by the U.S., has died in Arizona of unknown causes, his family told ABC News. Eric Harroun, 32, succumbed to an "accidental overdose" according to his sister, but an official cause had not yet been released. The Phoenix-born man was first spotted in late 2012 by U.S. intelligence after he appeared in Youtube videos alongside Syrian fighters. In one such video, Harroun was the lone English speaker celebrating amongst rebels who had apparently downed a regime helicopter.
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • Al Qaeda Ad of SFO Tram: "Assemble Your Bomb"

    04/10/2014 2:34:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | Stephanie Chuang
    NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang shows why some are alarmed after a picture of the San Francisco International Airport was included in a publication run by Al Qaeda. A stock photo of San Francisco International Airport featured in an international publication – reportedly run by al Qaeda - is sounding off alarms on Capitol Hill, especially as the year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings nears. At a Homeland Security hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, said he was first alerted by a top law enforcement official in the Bay area to the picture of what appears to be...
  • CIA was Involved in Benghazi Attack

    04/10/2014 8:07:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    t has been learned that one week prior to the Benghazi attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, CIA Director David Petraeus met with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan. This finding, reported by Hurrieyt at the time, further bolsters brand new claims by Seymour M. Hersh, the man who broke the Abu Ghraib prison scandal story in 2004. In early 2012, the Obama administration, along with the administration of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached an agreement that would have Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia provide funding for an operation run by then CIA Director David Petraeus (the Petraeus...
  • Ron Paul’s Farewell Address? [ Paul defends the murder of 3,000 Americans - Treason ]

    09/13/2011 6:08:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    nysun.com ^ | Sept 13 2011 | NY SUN
    After watching Congressman Ron Paul get booed at Tampa, we were struck with the thought that it could be, in effect, his last address. The congressman from Texas had been winning his share of the Republican debates by focusing on limited government, constitutional fundamentals, and sound money, the virtues of which are thrown into ever sharper relief with each lunge by the Democrats for federal power. But the booing he got last night was no small thing, coming as it did when he suggested that al Qaeda had attacked us because America has not only occupied Muslim holy lands at...
  • Senator Leland Yee, al Qaeda, and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

    04/07/2014 8:47:44 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | April 6, 2014 | NYYRC
    Considering the Obama administration’s implicit and explicit support in ousting Egyptian Hosni Mubarak, Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi (both whom were subsequently replaced by Muslim Brotherhood governments), and the administration’s ongoing attempts to force Bashar Assad to cede control of Syria to al Qaeda rebels, the transgressions of Senator Yee highlight yet again a disturbing trend in the American government to provide aid and comfort to al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. (And, lest we forget Fast & Furious, Mexican drug cartels, including the infamous Sinaloa cartel.) If Senator Yee is found guilty of his crimes, he should be charged with...
  • Antichrist Turkey More Brazen; Embraces Al-Qaeda Financier...

    04/07/2014 3:38:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 4/6/2014
    Al-Qaeda financier Yasin Kadi has reportedly been making multiple trips to Turkey and meeting with senior government officials there. As Shoebat.com reported in 2012, Kadi is also a founder of Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This is the same institution where Saleha Abedin – the mother of close Hillary Clinton aid Huma Abedin – serves as Vice Dean.Turkey’s support for Islamic terrorism is becoming more obvious as evidenced by the report below. In addition to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s embrace of Hamas leaders, al-Qaeda financier Kadi is apparently in Erdogan’s good graces. One month after the 9/11/01...
  • Court Rejects Claims by Family Members of U.S. Drone Strike Victims

    04/04/2014 8:58:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 4 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Friday, April 4, 2014
    A federal court has rejected the claims of family members of Anwar al-Aulaqi and his teenage son, who were both slain by U.S. drone strikes. In a 41-page opinion Friday, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer offered some critical words for the Obama administration’s handling of the case while still concluding the relatives couldn’t pursue damage remedies from administration officials. “(Officials) must be trusted and expected to act in accordance with the U.S. Constitution when they intentionally target a U.S. citizen abroad at the direction of the President and with the concurrence of Congress,” Collyer wrote. “They cannot be held personally...
  • Intel Chair: Obama Knows Where Benghazi Terrorists Are Hiding – But Won’t Go After Them (Video)

    04/04/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 4,2014 | Jim Hoft
    House Intel Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) told TIME magazine this week that the Obama administration knows where the Benghazi Al-Qaeda terrorists are hiding but refuses to go after them. We have numerous people that we know participated in the Benghazi attacks affiliated with al-Qaeda that are still on the battlefield. We have the capacity to get them but there’s no planning to get them. We have other serious al-Qaeda threats that normally we would take off the battlefield, but because of this Administration’s more kinder, gentler approach we have not done that.
  • Egyptian Islamists Murder Young Christian, After Dragging Her From Car

    04/02/2014 7:47:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 1, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Eyewitnesses have given a harrowing account of the murder in Cairo of a young Coptic Christian woman, hauled out of her car and beaten and stabbed to death by a Muslim mob, apparently targeted because of a cross hanging from her rear-view mirror. The incident occurred in the Cairo suburb of Ain Shams after mosque prayer services on Friday, ... 25-year-old Mary Sameh George was attacked in her car near a church, where she planned to deliver medicine to an ill and elderly woman. Protestors climbed onto her car, collapsing the roof, then hauled her from the vehicle, beating and...
  • YouTube ban: How Turkish officials conspired to stage Syria attack to provoke war

    03/28/2014 11:53:31 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    Russia Today ^ | March 28, 2014 16:34
    “I'll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey.” This leaked conversation is coming back to haunt the highest echelons of the Turkish government as it plans a provocation in Syria, while scrambling to contain social media internally. The leaked audiotapes that reveal Turkey’s highest ministers staging an anti-Assad military intervention in Syria, have already caused YouTube to be shut down in the country, as well as leading to fevered accusations of treachery and betrayal of Turkey’s political interests – “a declaration of war,” as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu put it. This is of...
  • Al-Qaeda Magazine: Strike NY, DC with Car Bombs

    03/27/2014 11:10:23 PM PDT · by KittyKares · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | March 19, 2014 | Lazar Berman
    America is al-Qaeda’s primary target for car bombs, specifically Washington, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, according to the latest issue of Inspire, a slick online English-language magazine published by the global terrorist organization.
  • Turkey’s New Jihad on Christian Armenians

    03/27/2014 4:04:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 3/27/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Far from being repentant of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again targeting Armenians; is again causing their death and dislocation.In the early morning hours of March 21, al-Qaeda linked Islamic jihadis crossed into Syrian territory from the Turkish border and launched a jihad on the Christian/Armenian town of Kessab. Among other thing, “Snipers targeted the civilian population and launched mortar attacks on the town and the surrounding villages.”  Reportedly eighty people were killed. The jihadis later made a video touring the devastated town; no translation is needed, as the main phrase shouted throughout is...
  • U.S. Lets Gitmo Terrorist Publish Letter About Suffering, Abuse at Prison

    03/18/2014 10:25:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 18, 2014
    The Obama administration has allowed a fighter in Osama bin Laden’s 55th Arab Brigade to publish a sob letter in an international media outlet describing the “humiliating and brutal treatments” he suffers at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Earlier in the year the administration let the mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), dispatch propaganda from his Guantanamo jail cell, undoubtedly aiding and abetting more terrorism. That was disgraceful enough; allowing the Al Qaeda operative, an enemy combatant who’s admitted being the architect of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, to issue a manifesto from his...
  • (Ha, Ha!) Al Qaeda Operatives in Yemen Accidently Blow Themselves Up While Handling Car Bombs

    03/17/2014 7:32:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 17, 2014, | New York Daily News
    Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen accidently blow themselves up while handling car bombs Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the men — one Saudi and two Yemenis — as Al Qaeda terrorists. They were outfitting a car with explosives Sunday when the accident occurred. SANAA, Yemen — Three Al Qaeda operatives accidentally blew themselves up while outfitting a car with explosives, Yemen security officials said. Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the three, one Saudi and two Yemenis, as Al Qaeda terrorists. The group is known to be active in the province’s Habban region, where the...
  • National Guard Reservist Charged with Attempting to Blow Up L.A. Subway Allegedly

    03/17/2014 4:06:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/17/14 | Adam Kredo
    The National Guard reservist charged on Monday with attempting to blow up the Los Angeles subway allegedly possessed terrorist manuals on how to be a “lone wolf” terrorist and was a frequent reader of al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine, which provides tips on how to make and detonate various bombs, according to FBI court documents. The FBI charged Nicholas Teausant, a 20-year-old National Guard reservist, with attempting to help al Qaeda carry out a plot to attack the subway system in Los Angeles. Teausant was a frequent Internet contributor to forums for would-be terrorists and is said to have owned a...
  • MH370 Mystery: Remembering Malaysia’s Role In 9/11, And In Other Islamic Terror Plots

    03/16/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/16/14 | Donald Joy
    In January, 2000, Malaysia’s capital was where key members of Al Qaeda held their “Kuala Lumpur summit” to plan the bombing of the USS Cole that October, as well as the later attacks of 9/11/01. In light of this, and other facts pointing to Kuala Lumpur playing host to a hotbed of Islamic terrorists over the years, the baffling mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 provokes renewed scrutiny of Kuala Lumpur in fostering international terrorism to date. In this context, Malaysia’s Islamic government and prevailing majority Mohammedan culture comes across as either grossly incompetent, or even somewhat...
  • Al-Qaeda Calls for Car Bomb Attacks on American Cities, Targets Abroad

    03/16/2014 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Baynative · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/14 | Kerry Picket
    The latest issue of Al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine contains an article about using car bombs in U.S. cities as well as abroad during election seasons, both presidential and congressional, as well as on Christmas and New Years Eve. The cities and areas listed in the piece include Washington, D.C., New York, Northern Virginia, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
  • Malaysia Airline MH370: 9/11-style terror allegations resurface in case of lost plane

    03/15/2014 4:50:17 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 179 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/15 | mendick
    Evidence of a plot by Malaysian Islamists to hijack a passenger jet in a 9/11-style attack is being investigated in connection with the disappearance of Flight MH370 An al-Qaeda supergrass told a court last week that four to five Malaysian men had been planning to take control of a plane, using a bomb hidden in a shoe to blow open the cockpit door.
  • Supreme Court Allows Detainee Transfer

    08/10/2007 12:52:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 795+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/10/7 | MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Friday it would not prevent the U.S. from transferring an Algerian army veteran from Guantanamo Bay to his home country. Ahmed Bel Bacha, who has been held at Guantanamo for five years, has argued he would be tortured if turned over to Algerian officials. One of at least two dozen detainees who have expressed fear of abuse if sent home, Bel Bacha asked the court not to let the U.S. send him back to Algeria. In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court denied his request.
  • Al Qaeda hijacks spirit of Syria revolt three years on

    03/12/2014 6:03:18 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/11/2014 | Samia Nakhoul
    KILLIS, ON THE TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER - Syrian refugees in this border outpost were delighted to hear their home town of Azaz had been liberated - not from Bashar al-Assad's troops but from al Qaeda fighters who subjected them to a regime that included torture and public beheadings. For Syrians who three years ago rose up against 43 years of Assad family rule, living under the hard-line Sunni jihadists who said they had come to save them from the president's atrocities was even worse than Assad himself. While neither Assad nor the rebels have the upper hand, there is a growing...
  • Al-Qaeda Unveils New Magazine Aimed at Western Jihadis

    03/12/2014 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:06AM GMT 10 Mar 2014 | By Rob Crilly, Islamabad
    "Al-Qaeda unveils new magazine aimed at Western jihadis Advert for 'Resurgence' magazine uses words of Malcolm X in appeal to disaffected Muslims in US and Europe, as it turns focus away from Middle East" SNIPPET: "Al-Qaeda is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts. A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine, Resurgence." SNIPPET: "However, the new magazine appears to be the first English language...
  • 9/11 recruiter reportedly freed in Syria

    03/11/2014 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | March 11, 2014 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Mohammed Zammar, the al Qaeda operative responsible for recruiting the suicide-hijack pilots for the 9/11 attacks, has reportedly been freed inside Syria. Zammar's freedom was reported by Zaid Benjamin, the Washington correspondent for Radio Sawa, on his Twitter feed on Mar. 2. Writing for Al-Monitor, John Rosenthal cited multiple sources confirming Zammar's freedom in an account published on Mar. 10. Zammar was captured in Morocco in late 2001. Unlike most of the 9/11 co-conspirators who were captured, however, Zammar was not transferred to US custody. Instead, he was sent to Syria, where he was imprisoned by Bashar al Assad's regime....
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    AL-MONITOR.com ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • Report: $4M ransom paid to al-Qaeda-linked group for release of 13 nuns

    03/10/2014 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    YNET ^ | 3/14/14 | agencies
    A $4 million ransom was reportedly paid to the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front for the release of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns that were held by the rebel group for four months, Lebanese media reported on Monday In addition to that, some 150 imprisoned Syrian women were to be released in exchange for the nuns from Syrian government jails, along with three other women were taken from their convent in the Christian-dominated town of Maaloula during clashes in December.
  • Suicide bomber kills 45 in Iraqi city of Hilla

    03/09/2014 7:32:13 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 11 replies
    A suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 45 people and wounded 157 on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla. The attacker approached a main checkpoint at a northern entrance to the largely Shi'ite Muslim city and detonated the minibus. At least 50 cars were set ablaze with passengers trapped inside. Sunni Islamist insurgents linked to al Qaeda have been regaining ground in Iraq over the past year.
  • Obama IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy (Weiss Russell)

    03/07/2014 4:17:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The IRS is diligent to a fault when it comes to vetting conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. But it's out to lunch when vetting employees posing security risks. While the Internal Revenue Service was investigating Tea Party patriots in the run-up to last year's presidential election, it dispensed with basic background checks and hired a convicted Islamist traitor as a high-level official. Mohammad Weiss Rasool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary...
  • Knife-wielding mob kills 28, injures dozens at China train station

    03/01/2014 1:56:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cnn ^ | March 1, 2014 -- Updated 2115 GMT (0515 HKT)
    At least 28 people were killed and 113 wounded when a group of people armed with knives stormed a railway station in the southwest Chinese city of Kunming, authorities said, according to state news agency Xinhua. It was an organized, premeditated terrorist attack, authorities told the news agency. Five suspects were reported dead, according to authorities. No motive has been provided. Chinese President Xi Jinping "urged the law enforcement to investigate and solve the case and punish the terrorists in accordance with the law," according to Xinhua. Yang Haifei, a resident of Yunnan, told Xinhua he was buying a ticket...
  • Syrian Christians sign treaty of submission to Islamists

    03/01/2014 10:50:03 AM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 27, 2014 | Elhanan Miller
    Christian leaders in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, captured by an organization formerly affiliated with al-Qaeda, have signed a submission document this week banning them from practicing Christianity in public in return for protection by their Islamist rulers. The document, dated Sunday and disseminated through Islamist Twitter accounts, states that the Christian community in the province of Raqqa, captured last March by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), was recently given three options: to convert to Islam; to remain Christian but pledge submission to Islam; or to “face the sword.” They opted for the second of...
  • Ignoring Terror Threats A Pattern With The Clintons

    02/28/2014 4:12:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Court papers reveal the FBI had an informant right next to Osama bin Laden in 1993 sending reports up the chain of command. Yet then-President Clinton did nothing — a pattern with both him and his wife. It came to light during a 2010 employment discrimination case filed by FBI agent Bassem Youssef, a Coptic Christian who contended he'd been passed over for promotion after directing an agent he recruited after the 1993 terror attack on the World Trade Center. The still-unnamed agent provided valuable intelligence to the bureau on that 1993 case, and went on to reveal the...
  • Syria jihadists lay down rules for Christians

    02/26/2014 7:05:49 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 26 February 2014
    A jihadist group in Syria said Wednesday that Christians in the city of Raqa will have to pay taxes and hold religious rituals behind closed doors, under a set of rules. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed 12 rules which made up an "agreement" with Christians in the northern city to provide "protection." ... Christians must pay a "jiziyeh" tax, as imposed in early Islam on non-Muslim subjects. ... also demands Christians "do not put on display a cross or anything from their book, anywhere on Muslims' path or markets" and that they should not "use...
  • Sick! Code Pink Leader Says al Qaeda Terrorists No Different than Poor U.S. Street Gang Kids

    02/25/2014 8:08:43 AM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Terrorist supporter Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin spoke sympathetically of al Qaeda terrorists in a speech to a leftist group in Miami, Florida last week. Benjamin, co-founder of the leftist front group Code Pink, spoke on February 18th to a gathering of fellow leftists at Florida International University according to a report by the leftist site FightBack!News. “Medea Benjamin spoke about her travels to American-created war zones and areas being targeted by U.S. drones. She described tragic encounters with families of those murdered by American drones in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia – including the mother of three sons who were all targeted...
  • Calling A Swastika A Swastika

    02/24/2014 6:03:02 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 110 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 2/24/14 Another Day Im Obama's Dystopia | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, Ted Nugent made the Authoritarian Left go into convulsions by calling our Jew hating Dog Eater in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, a "mongrel" and "subhuman". Not one to rest on his laurels, Nugent also compared Obama's administration to the Third Reich. Needless to say, I completely agree with Mr. Nugent. The pile of human debris that has usurped the White House is indeed the lowest form of life on this planet. However, this column isn't about Ted Nugent or defending his comments. This column, like so many others that I've written, is about the utter cowardice of the Republican...
  • ‘What the hell is wrong with you?’ Was this Samantha Power baffling Daniel Pearl tweet evil...

    02/24/2014 5:56:36 AM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/24/2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘What the hell is wrong with you?’ Was this Samantha Power baffling Daniel Pearl tweet evil or stupid? Samantha Power@AmbassadorPower Daniel Pearl's story is reminder that individual accountability & reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence. @DanielPearlFNDN
  • Al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria reportedly killed

    02/23/2014 10:18:10 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | February 23, 2014 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Abu Khalid al Suri, whose real name is Mohamed Bahaiah, has been reportedly killed in a suicide attack in Aleppo. Al Suri's death has been confirmed on several Twitter feeds managed by Ahrar al Sham and the Islamic Front. Al Suri, a longtime al Qaeda operative, was a founding member of Ahrar al Sham and a senior leader in the organization at the time of his death. Ahrar al Sham is arguably the most powerful rebel organization within the Islamic Front, a coalition of rebel groups that was formed late last year. Hassan Abboud, a top official in Ahrar al...
  • Jihadists release video of British suicide bomber in Syria

    02/22/2014 8:42:08 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | February 14,2014 | BILL ROGGIO AND LISA LUNDQUIST
    Jihadists have released a video of a British fighter who carried out a suicide attack in a recent assault on an Aleppo prison conducted by the Al Nusrah Front and the Army of the Caliphate. Abdul Waheed Majeed, the British suicide bomber, is seen just before he rams an up-armored dump truck into the prison. A decade before traveling to Syria to wage jihad for the Al Nusrah Front, Majeed was a student of Omar Bakri Muhammad, the radical jihadist cleric who once wrote statements for Osama bin Laden and who formed al-Muhajiroun, which has been banned in England for...
  • The Splintering of Al Qaeda Isn’t Necessarily Good News

    02/22/2014 8:15:49 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 22, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The recent upraising in Syria may have claimed a new victim–al Qaeda. Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda have been without a strong leader to keep the terrorist organization unified. Documents obtained from the raid that killed Osama revealed earlier divisions. Divisions One of the main causes of division within the terrorist factions involves a central leadership which calls for moderation, believing that worldwide uncontrolled terrorism is giving the organization a distorted image. Al Qaeda itself is competing with a fanatical jihadist organization known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The ISIL is a...
  • Somalia: Al-Shabab attacks presidential compound

    02/21/2014 4:12:51 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 21, 2014|7:32AM ET | Al Jazeera and wire services
    The presidential palace in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, home to the country’s internationally backed government, has been hit by a massive car bomb, followed by a raid by gunmen, police and witnesses said. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was unharmed. Police said at least 14 people died in the attack, including five Somali officials or soldiers and nine attackers, according to the Agence-France Presse news agency. The palace is now back under full control of the government. Somali armed group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on the heavily fortified compound, known as Villa Somalia. United Nations Special Representative to Somalia...
  • New Details on Shoe Bomb Threat (Obama's JV AQAP)

    02/20/2014 4:07:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 6 replies
    ABC News World News Tonight ^ | Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Pierre Thomas
    Video report at link. U.S. government uncovers plot by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) to recruit Americans and Europeans to get training in Syria to blow up passenger planes with shoe bombs.
  • McCain: Syria peace talks nearing dead end, calls for change 'on the ground'

    02/16/2014 12:28:48 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 25 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 2/15/2014 | Staff
    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain suggested Saturday that efforts to end Syria’s roughly 3-year-long civil war are on the brink of failure and the crisis is worsening, following a second round of stalled talks. “The second round of Syria peace talks ended today with no progress toward a negotiated political settlement to the conflict and UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi recognizing that failure is looming,” McCain said this weekend. “After three weeks of talks, we are moving further and further away from a peaceful political solution.” McCain argues the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad has in fact accelerated...
  • Afghanistan's Future: Who's who in pivotal presidential election

    02/15/2014 10:50:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb 15, 2014 | NBC News
    General Rashid Dostum is a legendary and widely feared ex-warlord running for vice president alongside presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani (more on him later). Revered by fellow ethnic Uzbeks, he has been credited with having tremendous influence in Afghanistan’s previous elections. A fierce battlefield commander, Dostum is said to have been instrumental in helping the U.S. Special Forces topple the Taliban regime following the 9/11 attacks. He has strongly denied accusations of human rights abuses and other war-related atrocities throughout decades of strife across Afghanistan
  • U.S. Treasury Says Iran Helping Al Qaeda in Syria

    02/15/2014 3:02:14 PM PST · by nuconvert · 43 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Feb. 7, 2014
    Iran is assisting key Al-Qaeda figures to transfer Sunni fighters into Syria, the Obama administration charged Thursday. The accusation, detailed in new sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury department targeting Iranian terror links, indicates Iranian officials are backing opposing sides in the Syrian civil war. Olimzhon Adkhamovich Sadikov, described by the Treasury Department as an Iran-based Islamic Jihad Union facilitator who “operates there with the knowledge of Iranian authorities,” was designated for providing logistical support and funding to Al-Qaeda’s Iran-based network. -excerpt- Sadikov, also known as Jafar al-Uzbeki and Jafar Muidinov, serves as a “key extremist smuggler based in Mashhad,...
  • Senior al-Qaeda figure leaves Iran amid a series of departures by terrorist suspects

    02/14/2014 6:17:31 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2014 | Adam Goldman
    A senior al-Qaeda figure with close ties to the terrorist group’s current leader has left Iran, where he had lived for years after fleeing American forces in Afghanistan in 2001, according to former and current U.S. intelligence officials. Thirwat Shihata is the latest suspected terrorist to leave Iran, raising questions about the country’s motives for allowing or forcing the departure of a string of al-Qaeda members that it had sheltered over the past decade. A top-secret 2008 U.S. document, which was leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, lists 13 senior al-Qaeda figures or associates in Iran. Five...
  • Deal reached to allow Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to testify

    02/13/2014 7:46:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | FEb 13, 2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    Lawyers in the upcoming trial of an alleged top Al Qaeda leader reached a compromise Thursday to allow his defense attorney to submit written questions to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, with government lawyers allowed to review the questions and answers from the presumed Sept. 11 mastermind to ensure no classified material is included. If government national security officials clear those replies, that could lead to highly dramatic testimony from Mohammed during the New York trial of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, possibly through a closed-circuit feed or videotape from Guantanamo Bay. The complex turn of events came after Mohammed agreed to help the...
  • Is al Qaeda on the ‘Path to Defeat?’ Clapper, ‘No’; DHS Chief, ‘Yes’

    02/13/2014 12:14:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 12, 2014 - 2:47 PM | Penny Starr
    In less than one week, top officials in the Obama administration have contradicted one another about the threat al Qaeda poses to the United States today. On Friday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center is Washington, D.C., where he credited President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama for putting the terrorist group “on the path to defeat.” “Through our government’s counterterrorism efforts in both the Bush and Obama administrations, we have put al Qaeda’s core leadership on the path to defeat,” Johnson said. On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said,...
  • Delta Force Snatching Al-Qaeda Suspect In Libya

    02/10/2014 4:22:43 PM PST · by gandalftb · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | FEB. 10, 2014 | MICHAEL KELLEY
    A video of the U.S. special operations mission to capture al-Qaeda terrorism suspect Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai (aka Anas al-Libi). The mission was carried out by the CIA, the FBI, and the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force.