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  • #Russia resumes its airstrikes vs #AlQaeda in #Syria, near #Turkey border

    05/28/2016 9:39:28 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies
    twitter.com/moscow_ghos ^ | 8:15 AM - 27 May 2016 | @moscow_ghost
    #Russia resumes its airstrikes vs #AlQaeda in #Syria, near #Turkey border#WarOnTerrorhttps://t.co/U0sFA3V8cn pic.twitter.com/uVUc6gO2Vq— маяковский (@moscow_ghost) May 27, 2016
  • Syrian rebel whose group is linked to al Qaida visited U.S.

    05/24/2016 1:28:11 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 3 replies
    mclatchy dc ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hannah Allam
    A senior figure from a Syrian rebel group with links to al Qaida was allowed into the United States for a brief visit, raising questions about how much the Obama administration will compromise in the search for partners in the conflict. Labib al Nahhas, foreign affairs director for the Islamist fighting group Ahrar al Sham, spent a few days in Washington in December, according to four people with direct knowledge of the trip and who spoke on condition of anonymity. His previously undisclosed visit is a delicate matter for both sides the conservative Salafist insurgents risk their credibility with...
  • Russia Urges Joint Action With US Against Syria's Al-Qaida

    05/20/2016 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | AP
    The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the U.S.-led coalition launch joint action against al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said no agreement on such action has been made with Russia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had proposed to Washington that the coalition call on all factions eager to abide by a cease-fire in Syria to leave the areas where the al-Qaida branch is active by May 25. Then Russia and the U.S.-led coalition could conduct joint strikes against the Nusra Front and any other...
  • Top Pakistan nuclear scientists in Taliban Custody

    03/08/2007 10:53:04 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 8 replies · 1,189+ views
    Zee News ^ | March 6 2007
    Two top nuclear scientists of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) are currently in Taliban custody. The two were working at PAECs facility in North West Frontier Province. Zee News investigations reveal that the two scientists were kidnapped about six months ago. To avoid international embarrassment Pakistan Government has kept this information under wraps. According to information available with Zee News, nuclear scientists have been kidnapped by Taliban at the behest of Al-Qaeda.
  • Al Qaeda Publishes Another Inspire Magazine; Heres What It Says

    05/16/2016 7:22:48 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 16 May 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has just published its latest issue of Inspire magazine. It contains some items of particular interest and concern to Westerners: AQAP is now advising Muslims in the West to target people in their homes. They suggest using technology to plan home assassinations, such as Google Earth, small drones and cameras. The magazine contains new detailed instructions on new types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) inside of books, attached to automobiles with magnets and attached to doors in homes. AQAP calls on Knife Revolutionaries to conduct knife attacks specifically on Americans,...
  • Al-Qaeda in New 'Inspire' Issue: Clock Boy 'Even Inspired Us in a Way'

    05/16/2016 5:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 16, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    (Screen shot from AQAP's Inspire magazine issue 15) Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's new issue of Inspire magazine includes a shout out to the "Clock Boy" while slamming President Obama's programs to counter violent extremism. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested at his Texas high school in 2015 for bringing a homemade clock to school encased in what resembled a small briefcase. The device was seized by his English teacher and the cops were called. He was not charged with any crime. "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to...
  • U.S. and allies ready to help arm Libyan forces against Islamic State

    05/16/2016 12:39:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    they are considering arming and training the new unity government in Libya so it can fight the spread of terrorist groups in the country and counter the smuggling of migrants to Europe. In a joint communique following a lengthy meeting on ways to rein in chaos in Libya, the diplomats said they would support Libyas request to be exempted from a United Nations embargo that was put in place five years ago to keep arms out of the hands of Islamist militants and rival militias locked in a power struggle. Other parts of the embargo would be reinforced, the communique...
  • Al Qaeda magazine calls for targeting American business leaders

    05/15/2016 9:15:13 PM PDT · by G Larry · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-16-16 | Fox News
    The latest issue of Al Qaedas online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization. AND the magazine also features a section on bomb-making and encouraging radical Islamic terrorists to emulate the Palestinian stabbings of Israelis by walking up to Americans and stabbing them to death.
  • Report: U.S. Under Obama Has Halted Battle Against Charities Funding Terrorism

    05/14/2016 4:27:55 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Bloomberg Free Beacon ^ | May 12, 2016 | Natalie Johnson
    The United States under the Obama administration has halted the practice of blacklisting domestic organizations that pose as charities to raise money for terrorist groups. The tool was central to former president George W. Bushs counterterrorism strategy, but Bloomberg reported Thursday that federal officials havent listed an American charity as a facade for terrorist fundraising since the first month of President Obamas presidency. Osama bin Laden was still a fugitive Feb. 11, 2009, when the Treasury Department blacklisted the Maryland-based Tamil Foundation for allegedly raising funds for Sri Lankan terrorist group the Tamil Tigers. Bloomberg reported: An examination of the...
  • Report: Saddam Husseins Son Plotted London Assassination Attack

    03/23/2008 1:04:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies · 474+ views
    Times of London ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2008 | FOX News
    Saddam Hussein's son Uday planned to carry out an attack in London to assassinate the leader of an Iraqi opposition group in April 2000, it is being reported. According to the U.K.'s Times of London newspaper, a new Pentagon study based on documents seized during the Iraq war reveal an aborted plot by Uday Hussein's elite paramilitary group the Fedayeen to kill London-based Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress. Documents show that Fedayeen's orders were to carry out assassinations and bombings in London, the Times reported. While the study showed no link between Saddam Hussein's regime...
  • The Betrayal of the USS Cole

    05/09/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The valorous dead of the USS Cole have been betrayed too many times to count by each administration On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep their ship from sinking while working waist deep in water with bucket brigades, sleeping on the deck and...
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen Poses Growing Threat to Shipping, Naval Force Says

    05/05/2016 7:11:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jonathan Saul
    Al Qaedas Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts by Yemeni government forces and their allies to push back the group, a top officer in an international naval force said.
  • USS Cole commander blasts transfer of Al Qaeda Gitmo detainees to Saudi Arabia

    05/03/2016 9:40:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/3/16 | Cristina Corbin
    The man at the helm of the USS Cole when it was attacked by an Al Qaeda cell in 2000 said last month's release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee linked to the bombers denies justice to the 17 people killed aboard the ship. Kirk Lippold, who was commanding officer of the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer when suicide bombers aboard a small fishing boat blew a hole in the side of the ship, told FoxNews.com Mashur Abdallah Ahmed al Sabri's release was a mistake. "I would have liked to have seen him receive a military commission where he was tried,...
  • Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist-American lives don't matter

    05/02/2016 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 56 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-2-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist American lives dont matter. May 2, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep...
  • Russian Military Buildup Near Aleppo, Syria, Threatens Truce, Kerry Warns

    04/25/2016 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | PETER S. GOODMAN
    <p>Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Russia had moved heavy artillery into position outside Aleppo in northern Syria, raising new concerns that a partial cease-fire will come undone.</p> <p>Russias military buildup, described by Mr. Kerry in a meeting with The New York Times editorial board, came on the same day that talks in Geneva aimed at finding a political resolution to the years of civil war began to break down.</p>
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCOs director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization. Bokova added, The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • RELEASE THOSE 28 PAGES NOW

    04/21/2016 12:29:02 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 21 April 16 | Scott McKay
    President Obama made his fourth trip to Saudi Arabia Wednesday, ostensibly to clear the air in an attempt to repair the damaged relationship with the Kingdom brought about by what many will regard as his administrations mistakes cozying up to the Islamic Republic of Iran, for example, and embracing the Arab Spring which toppled the Saudi ally Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. But perhaps the biggest mistake Obama has made with regard to the Saudis is the one theyll likely thank him for; namely, opposing and threatening to veto a bill authored by Sens. John Cornyn and Chuck...
  • Author: U.S. Official Who Issued Visas to 9/11 Hijackers Still Works for State Department

    04/21/2016 6:19:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | APRIL 20, 2016 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    The State Department official who issued visas to many of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists is still employed by the federal government, according to J. Michael Springmann, the author of Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World. Springmann, former head of the visa section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, told PJM that Shayna Steinger approved 11 of the visas granted to the 19 9/11 hijackers. Fifteen received their visas at the Jeddah consulate. Page 7 of the 9/11 Commission report states that one consular officer issued visas to 11 of the 19 hijackers. Those visas...
  • Watch Stephanopoulos in disbelief when Hillary claims shes ignorant about 9/11 legislation

    04/17/2016 8:01:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 17, 2016 | Michael Dorstewit
    Hillary Clinton claimed surprising ignorance of a bill she should be intimately acquainted with as a former secretary of state and New York senator. ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos brought up the legislation introduced by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, which would allow 9/11 victims to sue state sponsors of terror for the attack that took nearly 3,000 lives in 2001. "Your senior senator here in New York, Chuck Schumer has sponsored a bill backed by the 9/11 families that would give them the right to sue state sponsors of terror in federal court," he said Sunday on "This Week." "Now,...
  • The superpowers playground ( Djibouti : Africa )

    04/14/2016 7:18:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The Economist ^ | Apr 9th 2016
    Everyone wants a piece of Djibouti. Its all about the bases. ... the New Jersey-sized nation. Yet its quiet stability within the volatile Horn of Africa has made the country of just 875,000 people a hub for the worlds superpowers. ... The stars and stripes flutters alongside the runway where military and passenger planes touch down: Camp Lemmonier, Americas only permanent military base in Africa, hosts 4,500 troops and contractors who conduct missions against al-Qaeda in Yemen and al-Shabab in Somalia. The outpost, leased for $60m a year, shares an airstrip with the international airport, ... Djibouti also hosts Frances...
  • Report: Al-Qaeda, Taliban Relationship in Afghanistan Growing Stronger

    04/14/2016 7:13:04 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    A resurgent al-Qaeda is very active and poses a big threat to Afghanistan, the countrys acting defense minister told CNN. They are really very active. They are working in quiet and reorganizing themselves and preparing themselves for bigger attacks, declared Afghan Defense Minister Masoom Stanikzai. They are working behind other networks, giving them support and the experience they had in different places. And double their resources and recruitment and other things. That is how they are not talking too much, he added. They are not making press statements. It is a big threat. ***snip**** The Afghan militant group was...
  • Al-Qaeda Claims Student's Murder, Details Who's Next in Assassination Campaign

    04/11/2016 6:04:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent took credit for the brutal murder of a critic of Islam, detailing his secular "crimes" in a statement warning that the assassinations will continue.Nazimuddin Samad, 28, a law student at Jagannath University, was walking down a Dhaka street with a friend on Wednesday evening when a trio of men approached on a motorbike and attacked him with machetes, police said. As Samad lay on the ground, his attackers shot him before fleeing.Police said witnesses reported hearing the killers shout "Allahu Akbar." They said Samad had recently moved to Dhaka to begin his law studies, and...
  • OBAMA FREES OSAMA'S ARMS DEALER ( Omar Khalif Mohammed )

    04/10/2016 9:18:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Arms dealer .. Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar. Yes he's got a lot of names. Also a longtime associate of Osama bin Laden who helped establish training camps for Al Qaeda after the US bombed them. He served as an explosives and weapons trainer at terrorist training camps. And commanded a training camp. He was an arms dealer who worked with Osama bin Laden and plotted to carry out IED attacks against US forces. He also has ties to Zawahiri and the mastermind of the USS Cole Bombing. He's listed as posing a high risk to the US...
  • Moderate Islamist Al Qaeda Cannibal Tragically Killed in Syria

    04/06/2016 7:12:18 PM PDT · by Lera · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 4/6/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Khaled al-Hamad (????-2016) was tragically killed in the Syrian Civil War. Al-Hamad was known as a devoted father, husband and cannibal. He fought for truth, justice and an Islamic State that would behead infidels, cover women and eat body parts. A passionate rebel,. Khaled, also known as Abu Sakkar, came to the world's attention when he passionately ate a heart or possibly a lung on camera. Syrian rebel commander Abu Sakkar has said he has no regrets about cutting open the body of an enemy soldier and taking a bite out of his internal organs. In the video, Sakkar, identified...
  • Two Al-Qaeda Explosives Experts Released From Gitmo

    04/05/2016 11:36:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Tue, April 5, 2016
    The American government has released two prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, the high profile anti-terrorism prison in Cuba, the Defense Department confirmed on Monday. The two Libyans, formerly explosives experts for al-Qaeda, were transferred to Senegal. Salem Abdu Salam Ghereby is thought to have fought in Afghanistan against coalition forces at Usama bin Ladens Tora Bora and was associated with senior members of al-Qaeda. In 2008, Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar was judged likely to immediately seek out prior associates and reengage in hostilities and extremist support activities.
  • 'Madmen' must not be allowed to get nuclear material: Obama

    04/02/2016 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 2, 2016 10:20am EDT | Roberta Rampton, Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom
    U.S. President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to do more to safeguard vulnerable nuclear facilities to prevent madmen from groups like Islamic State from getting their hands on an atomic weapon or a radioactive dirty bomb. Speaking at a nuclear security summit in Washington, Obama said the world faced a persistent and evolving threat of nuclear terrorism despite progress in reducing such risks. We cannot be complacent, he said. Obama said no group had succeeded in obtaining bomb materials but that al Qaeda had long sought them, and he cited actions by Islamic State militants behind recent attacks...
  • Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by US drones

    04/01/2016 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 6:40 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama is acknowledging that civilians have been killed that shouldnt have been in past U.S. drone strikes, but says the administration is now very cautious about taking strikes where women or children are present. [] He says the U.S. has to take responsibility when it is not acting appropriately.
  • France Slowly Emerges from Denial and Starts Shutting Down Mosques

    04/01/2016 2:20:38 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 40 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 1 Apr 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    The French are slowly waking up from their denial. At some point America will come to a crossroads on this same issue. If a mosque is found to be involved in material support for terrorism in the US, it should NOT be protected by the 1st amendment of our constitution. And make no mistake, it is in fact in the mosques that recruitment and organization for Jihad is occurring. Despite what the so-called mainstream medias narrative claimsnamely that radicalization occurs simply over the internet and social mediaan honest review of history indicates that it is mosques that serve as the...
  • Former Guantanamo Prisoner Leads Afghanistan's Fight Against ISIS

    03/31/2016 10:18:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 01, 2016 | Laura Cesaretti and Silab Mangal
    Achins district governor is at war with an old friend from Guantanamo Bay. It is nearly breakfast time in the governmental office of the Achin district, in the far east of Nangarhar province. The road from Jalalabad, the provincial capital, is a Mediterranean landscape interrupted by mud-brick fortresses topped by an Afghan flag. Less than two months ago, these very check points were constantly attacked by the Islamic State of Khorasan, the South Asian branch of the Iraq and Syria-based group. Their aim is to conquer Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Central Asia countries. Haji Ghalib Mujahid, the district governor, was...
  • How Terror Is Upending Politics in America and Britain

    03/29/2016 7:57:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | March 29, 2016 | Amb. John Bolton, for The New York Post
    The Brussels terrorist attacks, savage evidence of terrorisms continuing global threat, will inevitably cause political turmoil across Europe and America. On both sides of the Atlantic, rising sentiment against indiscriminately accepting migrants from the chaotic Middle East is already a potent force. Britains June referendum on whether to stay in the European Union and our November presidential election pose critical tests about what voters actually want. The Brussels carnage, added to the devastating January and November 2015 Paris attacks, the December San Bernardino massacre and the spreading threats of ISIS, Boko Haram, al Qaeda and the Taliban, are combining to...
  • Obama admin: Bush released Gitmo detainee who killed Americans

    03/24/2016 9:22:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/24/16 11:23 AM | Susan Crabtree
    The Guantanamo Bay detainee who U.S. authorities say is responsible for killing Americans was released during President George W. Bushs time in office, according to a senior Obama administration official. Less than five percent of detainees released since January 2009 are confirmed of re-engaging in terrorism and, of those, none are assessed to have killed Americans, the official told the Washington Examiner. [] Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said the clear admission by the Obama administration of the killings shows that the presidents efforts to close the facility are detrimental to our security.
  • Officials say Guantanamo transfers have killed Americans

    03/23/2016 9:34:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 23, 2016 12:21 PM EDT | Richard Lardner
    Obama administration officials say fewer prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are returning to the fight than before. But they acknowledged during congressional testimony Wednesday that Americans have been killed by released Guantanamo detainees. [] Their remarks triggered criticism from Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee over Obamas intent to close the facility and house the remaining prisoners elsewhere.
  • Yemen conflict: Saudi Arabia-led coalition 'fighting alongside al-Qaeda' in Taiz

    03/22/2016 6:08:06 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 1 replies
    IBT ^ | February 23, 2016 | Karthick Arvinth
    A coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia is fighting alongside al-Qaeda militants against Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to a report. A BBC documentary crew has filmed jihadists and pro-government militiamen fighting rebels near the southern city of Taiz, supported by UAE soldiers (bold emphasis mine)
  • US court ruling suggests Iranian ties to 9/11 attacks

    03/20/2016 10:49:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 3/20/2016, 8:09 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A federal judge in New York ruled last week that the Iranian regime is liable for damages in the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. The ruling by George Benjamin Daniels, Judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered Iran to pay almost $11 billion in compensation to families of victims killed on 9/11 and to insurance companies who covered those suffering damages in the attack. The Iranian government failed to defend itself in the lawsuit, and the ruling is a default judgment. According to court documents publicized by Asharq al-Awsat, a London-based Arabic-language newspaper,...
  • Malcolm Nance on Washington Journal-Defeating ISIS

    03/17/2016 12:24:02 PM PDT · by Pelham · 11 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 13, 2006 | Malcolm Nance
    This is a video of Malcolm Nance discussing his book 'Defeating ISIS'. "U.S. Strategy Against ISIS: Malcolm Nance talks about his book, Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How they Fight, What They Believe, which examines the Islamic States (ISIS/ISIL) evolution and tactics, as well as possible strategies to defeat the militant group." "Malcolm W. Nance was a career counterterrorism and intelligence officer for the U.S. governments Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies, with over 33 years of experience in combatting radical extremism. An honorably retired U.S. Navy Arabic-speaking intelligence collections operator, field interrogator, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape specialist...
  • Al-Qaida seizes weapons, bases from US-backed Syrian rebels

    03/13/2016 9:59:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 13, 2016 12:28 PM EDT
    Al-Qaeda militants swept through a rebel-held town in northern Syria in a display of dominance Sunday, arresting U.S.-backed fighters and looting weapons stores belonging to the Free Syrian Army. The militants belonging to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front along with allied jihadists have been moving to exert their authority over rebel-held areas in Idlib province since a partial ceasefire to the countrys five-year conflict took effect two weeks ago, extinguishing patriotic demonstrations and sidelining nationalist militias.
  • Shameless Hillary Again calls Benghazi Mom a Liar

    03/11/2016 7:45:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/11/2016 | Daniel Sobieski
    Have you no shame, Hillary Clinton? In a stunning display of callous indifference to the casualties of her incompetent foreign policy as Secretary of State, the woman who claimed to have dodged sniper fire in Bosnia, in Wednesday’s CNN debate in effect called Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi casualty Sean Smith, a liar. As Breitbart News reported the exchange: RAMOS:  Secretary Clinton, on the night of the attacks in Benghazi, you sent an e-mail to your daughter Chelsea saying that al qaeda was responsible for the killing of the Americans, however some of the families claim you lied to...
  • Syrian state helped al-Qaeda bomb Jordan hotels, US court finds

    03/10/2016 9:32:41 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 10 March 2016 | Dania Akkad
    The Syrian government and its military intelligence supported al-Qaeda's suicide bombings of hotels in the Jordanian capital Amman in 2005, a US federal court has ruled. The court ruled that the state and its spies provided crucial material support that allowed four al-Qaeda in Iraq operatives to kill 57 people and wound 110 in near-simultaneous attacks on three hotels. The support included training, finances and safe passage, according to court documents. The US court also ruled that Syria aided the rise of al-Qaeda in the Iraq, and that without Syria, there would not have been a developed foreign fighter transit...
  • Spain Seizes 20,000 Military Uniforms Destined for Isis

    03/05/2016 2:26:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Mar 2016
    Officers seized thousands of uniforms and other military gear on the way to terror groups Isis and al-Nusra Front. Spain's National Police reported on Thursday that officers had intercepted 20,000 uniforms and other military gear that were being sent to terror groups Isis and al-Nusra Front - the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. "With nearly 20,000 uniforms and military accessories seized, they would have been able to equip an entire army, which would be perfectly prepared to enter combat in any of the centres of conflict where terrorist jihadist organizations operate in the world," the Interior Ministry reported on Thursday. Police...
  • eBay for jihadis: Al-Qaeda fighters using FACEBOOK to buy and sell 'CIA weapons' [And Russian]

    02/24/2016 11:03:17 AM PST · by amorphous · 12 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 24 Feb 2016 | Sam Webb , Gareth Browne
    Syrian rebel fighters are using Facebook to buy and sell heavy weapons, guns and ammunition - including 'CIA-supplied' rocket launchers. One post on a Facebook page shows an AGS-17 Soviet-Era grenade launcher available for $3,800 (£2,731). One of the messages on the Facebook page says: "Quick friends, I need a gun with a silencer." Chillingly, further investigation shows that some of the users active on the page display support for Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist groups such as Ahrar Al-Sham and the Islamic Front, prompting concerns that the weapons could easily fall into terrorist hands. Ahrar Al-Sham have been implicated in the massacre...
  • Acceptance of Mistakes, Credible Desire to Not Repeat Them Gets Taliban Terrorist Out of Gitmo

    02/22/2016 1:58:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 22, 2016
    In the frantic effort to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo the Obama administration keeps freeing the world's most dangerous terrorists, this month a Taliban soldier who served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard. The Yemeni, Majid Mahmud Abdu Ahmed, will be released to an Arabic-speaking country with "appropriate security assurances" and "reintegration support," according to the Periodic Review Board (PRB) created by the president to clear out the compound at the U.S. military base in southeast Cuba. "The Periodic Review Board, by consensus, determined that continued law of war detention of the detainee is no longer necessary to protect...
  • Show This Column to Anyone Who Claims Bush Lied about WMDs in Iraq

    02/21/2016 5:27:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Throughout the Bush years, liberals repeated "Bush lied, people died" like a mantra. That slander wasn't true then and it's not anymore true now that it has resurfaced. There are many legitimate criticisms of the way the Bush Administration conducted the war in Iraq and even more of the way Obama threw away all the blood and treasure we spent there for the sake of politics, but you have to be malicious or just an imbecile at this point to accuse Bush of lying about WMDs. To begin with, numerous foreign intelligence agencies also believed that Saddam Hussein had an...
  • DWN: Al-Nusra Asks UN to Protect Them From Russia

    02/21/2016 3:33:33 PM PST · by marvel5 · 13 replies
    Fort Russ ^ | February 21, 2016 | Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten
    Russian airstrikes in Syria forced "Jabhat al-Nusra" to seek help at the UN, writes Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten with reference to Reuters. The Syrian opposition has asked for a "two to three week-long truce" and as a pre-condition demanded not to attack the terrorist group. The militants asked for this step so they could take a breather and regroup, preventing its complete destruction, says the author of the article. To promote their interests in Syria, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have long supported "Jabhat al-Nusra", writes Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten. They supply the group with arms and money, whilst Western politicians are...
  • White House Misses Deadline to Deliver ISIS Strategy to Congress

    02/18/2016 8:50:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 17, 2016 | 5:12 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    The House Armed Services Committee noted Tuesday that the Obama administration missed their February 15 deadline to deliver a strategy to counter violent extremist groups in the Middle East, such as ISIS and al Qaeda, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, harshly criticized President Obama's failure to meet the deadline. [...] Section 1222 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY16, signed by President Obama in November, "requires the Secretaries of State and Defense to deliver a strategy for the Middle East and countering violent extremism no...
  • Prison term cut for bin Laden cook

    02/10/2011 8:14:07 AM PST · by Cardhu · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 10th 2011 | Agencies
    The former cook of al-Qaeda's Osama bin Laden has had his Guantanamo prison sentence reduced to two years from 14, under a plea agreement that remains secret. The US military said Ibrahim al-Qosi's sentence had been reduced on Wednesday, contingent on his adherence to agreed upon terms. Those terms included an agreement not to engage in or materially support hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. Al-Qosi, who is about 50, acknowledged in his plea agreement that he knew al-Qaeda was a terrorist group when he ran one of the kitchens in bin Laden's Star of Jihad compound...
  • Freed Gitmo detainee, ex-bin Laden aide cements place as top jihadist in videos

    02/17/2016 4:34:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2016
    When Ibrahim al Qosi was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2012, a lawyer for the former Usama bin Laden aide said he looked forward to living a life of peace in his native Sudan. Three years later, Qosi has emerged as a prominent voice of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, appearing in a number of AQAP propaganda videos -- including a 50-minute lecture calling for the takeover of Saudi Arabia. ...
  • Obama frees al-Qaida explosives expert from Gitmo

    01/21/2016 5:28:43 PM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 1/21/16
    The Obama administration announced Thursday the latest release of terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. One of the men, a Bosnian named Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al-Sawah, admitted to being a member of al-Qaida and developed explosives for the terror group to target U.S. military personnel and civilians, the Free Beacon reported. The Hill first reported the release and transfer of al-Sawah back to Bosnia. Al-Sawah developed explosives and trained al-Qaida operatives in how to use them, according to his file, which was published by the New York Times. “Detainee is an admitted member of al-Qaida who developed...
  • DoD to release two Al Qaeda detainees from Gitmo with explosives expertise

    01/21/2016 11:41:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    What could go wrong? The Obama administration pushed its project to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to a new level today. CNN’s Jake Tapper reported that the Department of Defense announced the release of a full-fledged member of al-Qaeda to Bosnia — one of the men who presented a threat to commercial airliners before getting captured in 2002 by purportedly inventing the shoe bomb: DOD announces transfer of Gitmo detainee Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah to Bosnia. Member of AQ who developed IEDs to use v commercial planes— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 21, 2016 The Miami Herald...
  • Obama releases al Qaeda’s most skilled explosives expert

    01/21/2016 11:39:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration has released one of al Qaeda’s most skilled explosives experts, a man personally praised by Osama bin Laden and who created the shoe-bomb design that was used unsuccessfully to bring down an airliner in 2001. The Pentagon said on Thursday that Egyptian Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah, who may have known of the September 11, 2001 plot, was transferred to the government of Bosnia. Al Sawah fought with the Bosnia army in the early 1990s and eventually made his way to Afghanistan in 2000. Like other members of al Qaeda, al-Sawah began his terrorism career as a...
  • BO Appoints Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Special Assistant For Middle East, N Africa & Gulf Region

    03/17/2015 4:54:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/14/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The White House has appointed pro-Muslim Brotherhood Robert Malley as a new special assistant to President Barack Obama. As if this is not bad enough, Malley is in charge to cover the whole kitten caboodle: The Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. This appointment happens to be at the same time that Erdogan of Turkey and Qatar had a millstone breakthrough in reviving the Muslim Brotherhood by gaining special provisions for the Islamist organization in Saudi Arabia and the Arab gulf. Malley, who now works as Senior Director of National Security Council of the White House (NSC) on...