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  • New issue of jihadist magazine produced by al-Qaeda in Yemen suggests attacks on U.S.

    12/24/2014 9:02:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2014 | Karen DeYoung
    A new issue of Inspire, the English-language online magazine produced by al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, is devoted to “jihad on America” and suggests targeting major American figures as well as Western commercial airliners, according to a report Wednesday by SITE Intelligence Group. The issue is the 13th since Inspire was first published online in 2010. Its founder, Samir Zafar Khan, was born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents but grew up in New York state. Khan, a blogger on jihadist themes who was well-known to U.S. intelligence, is believed to have traveled to Yemen and joined al-Qaeda in the Arabian...
  • 10 Reasons the UAE Terrorist Group List Rises Above the Rest

    12/23/2014 5:11:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 23, 2014 | Magdi Khalil
    In November 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took a bold and unprecedented step for a Muslim nation by designating 85 radical Islamic organizations as terrorist organizations. The UAE’s designation is the most audacious and significant classification of terrorist organizations worldwide, and is superior to the lists developed by the United States, the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United Nations. As to why it is unrivalled, here are a number of reasons: First: The UAE addressed the roots of the problem, in the sense that terrorist ideology paves the way for terrorist acts; hence, the list included organizations...
  • US releases four Gitmo detainees, sends them back to Afghanistan

    12/20/2014 10:04:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 20, 2014 | Michael Pizzi & Jenifer Fenton
    Men repatriated at request of President Ashraf Ghani; camp census now 132. The four Afghan detainees whose release from Guantanamo was announced on Saturday. Clockwise from top right: Abdul Ghani, Khi Ali Gul, Shawali Khan, Mohammed Zahir. Four Afghan detainees have been released from Guantanamo Bay and repatriated at the request of President Ashraf Ghani, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Saturday. Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir were flown to Afghanistan after what the Pentagon called a “comprehensive review” of their case. Lawyers for Khan and Ghani said their clients were already back with their...
  • ( Moslem ) Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

    12/20/2014 7:07:31 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | December 20, 2014 | HARUNA UMAR
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. ... have killed thousands of people in a 5-year uprising that has driven some 1.6 million from their homes.
  • ANSWER's Steering Committee: Traitors, and Commies, and Jew-haters - oh my!

    03/12/2003 12:09:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 29 replies · 30,466+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | By Ryan Anderson O’Donnell
    ANSWER's Steering CommitteeBy Ryan Anderson O’DonnellFrontPageMagazine.com | March 12, 2003 The group at the forefront of the recent anti-war rallies, International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is in reality a front organization designed to further the radical agenda of several extremist movements from the political Left. Despite the media’s assertions to the contrary, present incarnation of the peace movement, led by ANSWER, is anything but representative of mainstream America. ANSWER’s steering committee reads like a "Who’s Who" of radical political organizations. The most influential member of ANSWER’s steering committee, Ramsey Clark’s pet project known as the...
  • Syria conflict: Rebels capture key Idlib army bases

    12/15/2014 9:58:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 December 2014 | unattributed
    Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and allied rebel groups have taken control of two key army bases in the northern province of Idlib, activists say. Members of al-Nusra Front, supported by those from Jund al-Aqsa, captured Wadi al-Deif base on Monday after launching a fierce offensive on Sunday morning. Ahrar al-Sham later joined their assault on the nearby Hamidiya base. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad had until now managed to repel a number of assaults on the facilities. Situated outside the town of Maarat al-Numan and next to the country's main north-south motorway, they have been surrounded since 2012. A...
  • Qatar broke promise with US, allowed Gitmo detainee to leave the country

    12/14/2014 4:33:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 12/14/14 | Robert Spencer
    Relying on allies that aren’t allies is yet another consequence of the Washington establishment’s determined refusal to face the realities of the jihad, and to formulate policy based on those realities. “Qatar ‘broke promise to US over Guantanamo detainee,'” by David Blair, the Telegraph, December 12, 2014 (thanks to Lookmann): Qatar broke an “explicit” promise by allowing a former Guantánamo detainee who had trained with al-Qaeda to leave the country and visit Britain, a new report has found. Jarallah al-Marri, who attended an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan before the terrorist attacks on September 11, was freed from Guantánamo in...
  • US worried about new Syria-Yemen al-Qaeda threat to flights

    06/29/2014 9:31:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6-30-2014 | LAZAR BERMAN
    US intelligence believes that members of the al-Nusrah Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, have linked up with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in order to develop a plot to down a plane headed to the US or Europe. Officials are worried that jihadist fighters in Syria who hold US or European passports would be central to the plot. A source told ABC that this threat “is different and more disturbing than past aviation plots.”
  • Psychologist says U.S. Senate's CIA report makes false charges

    12/11/2014 2:31:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | Matt Spetalnick and Bill Trott
    One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations. "It's a bunch of hooey," James Mitchell told Reuters from his home in Florida when asked for his response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's findings released on Tuesday. "Some of the things are just plain not true." A day after the Senate report was issued, the U.S. Defense Department said it was shutting its detention facility at Bagram and no longer has...
  • The real story behind the release of the CIA ‘torture’ report

    12/10/2014 5:46:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    Senate Democrats and President Obama have moved up to a whole new level of desperate. On Tuesday, Democrats in the Senate, who will lose control of the chamber in just three weeks, released a report focused on interrogation techniques — during the administration of George W. Bush. Yes, Mr. Obama is all about transparency, as long as it’s not about his administration. Despite warnings from top Obama officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, that release of the once-classified report would endanger Americans abroad, the president demanded that the United States explain its actions to — terrorists. In some ways,...
  • Chris Matthews: C’mon, you’re crazy if you think Al Qaeda’s going to stop torturing if we do

    12/10/2014 1:07:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Caller. He’s right, but … I’m not sure anyone, up to and including nutty Joan Walsh, is claiming otherwise. (If Al Qaeda ends up ratcheting down the barbarity, it’ll be because of lessons they’ve learned from ISIS, not from the U.S.) On the other hand, opponents of EIT do frequently say that we need to set an example for the rest of the world in renouncing torture and I’ve never understood that argument either. Who are we setting an example for? Which countries are going to change how they handle terrorists because Dianne Feinstein released the...
  • A Little Reminder of What Al Qaeda and the Taliban Considered Torture

    12/10/2014 8:24:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The release of the already discredited Senate “torture report” has left liberals in a state of gleeful pearl clutching as they pretended to be shocked by the shocking revelation that enhanced interrogation can mean sleep deprivation and assorted mind games.Meanwhile here’s a little reminder of what real torture looks like as perpetrated by the Taliban. I was one of the Taliban’s torturers: I crucified peopleInstead of just searching for criminals, the night patrols were instructed to seek out people watching videos, playing cards or, bizarrely, keeping caged birds. Men without long enough beards were to be arrested, as was any...
  • 10 Major Takeaways from the House Benghazi Report That the Media is Completely Ignoring

    12/01/2014 10:40:19 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2014-12-01 | Benjamin Weingarten
    For those left unsatisfied with the media’s uncritical and shallow coverage of the recently released Benghazi report from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, I wanted to pass along this just-published article, 10 major takeaways from the House Benghazi report that the media is completely ignoring, based on a careful read of the actual text of the report and appended documents. The media’s unwillingness to actually study the report given the political value of the “headline” takeaways, not to mention its uncharacteristic lack of skepticism at an investigation conducted by a committee led by Republicans almost completely absolving the...
  • Ex-CIA Directors: Interrogations Saved Lives

    12/09/2014 9:09:41 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Dec. 9, 2014 6:51 p.m. ET | Opinion
    The Senate Intelligence investigators never spoke to us—the leaders of the agency whose policies they are now assailing for partisan reasons. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Central Intelligence Agency detention and interrogation of terrorists, prepared only by the Democratic majority staff, is a missed opportunity to deliver a serious and balanced study of an important public policy question. The committee has given us instead a one-sided study marred by errors of fact and interpretation—essentially a poorly done and partisan attack on the agency that has done the most to protect America after the 9/11 attacks.
  • Dismissing Senate Report, Dick Cheney Defends C.I.A. Interrogations

    12/09/2014 5:07:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/09/2014 | Peter Baker
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered a full-throated defense of the Central Intelligence Agency on Monday, arguing that its harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects a decade ago were “absolutely, totally justified” and dismissing a new Senate report criticizing them. Mr. Cheney, who was a vocal champion of those techniques after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and has never accepted the widespread description of them as torture, said he had not read the report that the Intelligence Committee is expected to release on Tuesday. But from news reports about it, he said he had heard nothing to change his mind...
  • Interpol Arrest Call Highlights Muslim Brotherhood Kingpin's History of Praising Hitler, Suicide

    12/08/2014 6:55:53 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Dec 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Interpol (The International Criminal Police Organization) has requested the arrest of the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and global Sunni Islamist diaspora, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, whose radical past includes praising suicide bombers against innocents as martyrs and describing Nazi leader Adolf Hitler as Allah’s gift to the world. Interpol is charging the terror Sheikh with agreement, incitement, and assistance to commit premeditated murder, facilitating a prison escape, arson, vandalism, and theft. Qaradawi has been known to espouse horrifically anti-Semitic sentiments, often praising figures such as Adolf Hitler and his Holocaust of 6-million Jews. “he managed to put them [Jews]...
  • Al Qaeda Terrorist Wanted by FBI Crossed Back and Forth Into U.S. From Mexico

    12/08/2014 5:37:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 8, 2014
    An Al Qaeda terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list for years crossed back and forth into the United States from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas and piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The same Al Qaeda operative helped plan the 2009 bombing of talk-show superstar Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower (renamed Willis Tower), a story that Judicial Watch broke just last week. His name is Adnan G. El Shukrijumah (also known as “Javier Robles”) and over the weekend he was...
  • DID OBAMA ORDER US NAVY SEALS IN FAILED YEMEN AL-QAIDA RAID TO DEMAND THEIR SURRENDER FIRST

    12/07/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 69 replies
    Tunda Tabloids ^ | December 7, 2014 | Tunda Tabloids
    Unbelievable if true. He has ordered the FBI to read Islamo-terrorists ‘Miranda rights’ reserved for US citizens, so it’s reasonable to conclude that he ordered his Navy Seal commandos to seek al-Qaida’s surrender first before opening fire. If that’s the case, then he made it that much more difficult for these Seals to carry out their mission.
  • Navy Seals got within 100 yards of Yemen compound - before a dog bark alerted al-Qaeda captors

    12/07/2014 3:49:29 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 06, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A British-born U.S. photojournalist and a South African aid worker held hostage in Yemen by al Qaeda militants have been 'murdered' in a failed rescue attempt. American citizen Luke Somers had been held hostage since September 2013 in Yemen's capital Sana'a having moved to the country two years earlier. The 33-year-old was reportedly shot by his captors as Navy SEAL Team six, made up of around 40 men, carried out a dramatic rescue bid in the Wadi Abdan region of the southern Shabwa province late on Friday night. It is the second attempted extraction by special forces in as many...
  • Obama decries 'barbaric murder' of US hostage in Yemen

    12/06/2014 4:31:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    President Obama on Saturday condemned the "barbaric murder" by al Qaeda of U.S. hostage Luke Somers in Yemen during a rescue attempt by U.S. forces. "On behalf of the American people, I offer my deepest condolences to Luke’s family and to his loved ones," he said in a statement. "As this and previous hostage rescue operations demonstrate, the United States will spare no effort to use all of its military, intelligence, and diplomatic capabilities to bring Americans home safely, wherever they are located. And terrorists who seek to harm our citizens will feel the long arm of American justice," he...
  • Obama says Somers’ life was in imminent danger (slain journalist in Yemen)

    12/06/2014 6:18:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2014 8:24 AM EST
    President Barack Obama said Saturday he authorized the attempt to rescue American Luke Somers in Yemen because the U.S. had information that the American photojournalist’s life was in imminent danger. Shortly before the White House statement, Yemen’s national security chief said militants had planned to kill Somers on Saturday. […] The president said he “strongly condemns the barbaric murder of Luke Somers at the hands of al-Qaida terrorists” and reaffirmed that the U.S. “will spare no effort to use all its military, intelligence and diplomatic capabilities to bring Americans home safely, wherever they are located.” Obama said terrorists “who seek...
  • How Yemen rescue attempt went wrong

    12/06/2014 9:38:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    United States military and intelligence officials are still piecing together what happened early Saturday that sabotaged an attempt to rescue two hostages from al Qaeda in Yemen. Despite being ready with a roughly 40-man special operations team and days to plan the operation, U.S. photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korki both died shortly after the midnight raid. The key problem, officials told the Wall Street Journal, came when some kind of sound alerted militants who were holding the hostages that the special operations team was nearby. The militants were part of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,...
  • Ansar al Islam coordinating with the Al Nusrah Front, Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar in Aleppo

    12/05/2014 6:19:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 03 December 2014 | Caleb Weiss
    Ansar al Islam, which goes by the moniker Jamaat Ansar al Islam in Syria, has been coordinating its efforts with the Al Nusrah Front and Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar in a major battle for two Shiite villages north of Aleppo. The villages of Zahra and Nubl have been besieged by anti-regime elements since late November. Rebel forces have previously surrounded the villages and cut off electric and water services to the citizens. The two towns are located on a road to Turkey that is a key supply route into Aleppo. Ansar al Islam is an al Qaeda-affiliated group that...
  • US hostage in Yemen died in failed rescue attempt, sister says. (Luke Somers, photographer)

    12/06/2014 12:19:32 AM PST · by Drago · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/2014 | Fox News
    BREAKING NEWS: The sister of American hostage Luke Somers says he was killed in a failed rescue mission in Yemen. Lucy Somers said: "We ask that all of Luke's family members be allowed to mourn in peace."
  • Al Qaeda Yemen Branch Threatens To Kill An American After Special Forces Raid To Save Him Failed

    12/04/2014 5:55:43 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 12-4-2014 | William Maclean
    William Maclean, Reuters December 4, 2014 Al Qaeda's Yemen branch published a video purporting to show an American hostage and threatened to kill him if unspecified demands were not met. In the video, the man identified himself as Luke Somers and said he had been kidnapped well over a year ago. He was looking for "any help that can get me out of this situation". Reuters was unable to confirm the authenticity of the video, which was posted on YouTube and social media late on Wednesday and carried by SITE, an organization that monitors militant statements. The man in the...
  • Al-Qaeda's anti-aircraft squads ~ with Iran's assistance doing serious damage to copters in Iraq...

    02/07/2007 10:39:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 1,169+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | February 7 , 2007 | Bill Roggio
    Al-Qaeda in Iraq is believed to be operating Strela missile teams, courtesy of Iran An AH-64 Apache. Click photo to view. The past three weeks has seen a dramatic increase in the downing of U.S. helicopters operating in central Iraq. Five helos have been shot down since January 20th, four U.S. Army helos and a civilian Blackwater helo. Twenty-six Americans have been killed in the five shoot-downs. The five helicopters lost represents ten percent of all such aircraft lost since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, with fifty total lost. The timing and increase in downed helos is no accident, American military...
  • Court: Iran and Hizballah Helped Al-Qaeda in 9/11 Attacks

    12/20/2011 3:49:03 PM PST · by Milagros · 26 replies
    BigPeace ^ | 12/18/11 | Clare M. Lopez
    In a blockbuster ruling, Federal Judge George Daniels in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York issued an order stating that Iran and its Lebanese Shi’ite terror proxy, Hizballah, are jointly responsible together with al-Qa’eda for the attacks of September 11, 2001. The long-awaited ruling came in the cases of Havlish, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., and Bingham, et al. v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., lawsuits filed by families of 9/11 victims. The cases provided clear and compelling evidence that Iranian officials at the top levels of the Tehran regime...
  • While you were watching ISIS, Iran took Yemen

    10/08/2014 2:27:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10-8-2014 | David Gerstman
    The Houthis, Iranian backed rebels have taken control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The comparison to Hezbollah is apt as Reuters is reporting that the Houthi are blocking the appointment of Yemen’s president. So what’s Iran’s interest in Yemen? It was spelled out by Michael Segall of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs two and a half years ago. A couple of Segall’s observations are sobering: "Iran regards Yemen in general, and its Shia northern part in particular, as a springboard for subversion and for creating a tangible threat to Saudi Arabia, its main religious-political rival in the region. Iran also...
  • Iran, Sudan Race to Control West Africa

    07/05/2013 6:29:38 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | July 3, 2013 | Juliet Abango
    JUBA — 3 July, 2013 … The Washington-based think-tank The International Strategic Studies Association has devoted the latest issue of Global Information System (GIS) Special Analysis, a confidential newsletter used by the Western governments and select subscribers, to the latest Sudanese-Iranian designs for the entire west Africa. “The governments of Iran and Sudan are preparing for a major strategic surge into western Africa, into both the Sahel and the shores of the Gulf of Guinea,” the report warns. “The ultimate objective of this surge is to consolidate control and/or influence over this extensive region and its considerable oil, gas, uranium,...
  • A Trail of Bullet Casings Leads From Africa’s Wars to Iran

    01/11/2013 1:09:57 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2013 | By C. J. CHIVERS
    The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan. A British arms researcher surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias in 2006 found Kalashnikov rifle cartridges he had not seen before. The ammunition bore no factory code, suggesting that its manufacturer hoped to avoid detection. Within two years other researchers were finding identical cartridges circulating through the ethnic violence in Darfur. Similar ammunition then turned up in 2009 in a stadium in Conakry, Guinea, where soldiers had fired on antigovernment protesters, killing more than 150. For six years, a group of independent arms-trafficking researchers...
  • Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and India

    06/30/2014 4:59:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and India | Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and India
    Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and IndiaPosted By Daniel Greenfield On June 29, 2014 @ 11:09 pm In The Point | 4 Comments This was Obama in January. Obama compared Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq and Syria to junior varsity basketball players, downplaying their threat as small-league.New Yorker editor David Remnick pointed out to the president that the Al Qaeda flag is now seen flying in Falluja in Iraq and in certain locations in Syria, and thus the terrorist group has not been “decimated” as Obama had said during his 2012 reelection...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Al Qaeda plot to blow up 5 passenger planes in Christmas 'spectacular'

    11/30/2014 6:34:20 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | November 30, 2014 | Donal MacIntyre
    TERRORISTS are plotting to blow up five European passenger jets in a Christmas "spectacular", security experts say. The threat has been taken so seriously it came close to leading to an outright ban on all hand luggage, a senior insider has revealed. Mobile phones and electronic devices could still be banned from plane cabins, with the threat of a 9/11-style coordinated attack on London and other major cities feared imminent. The warning comes as Whitehall officials admit that a terror strike on the UK is now "almost inevitable" particularly with British jihadis returning from fighting alongside the Islamic State in...
  • New York Times: Despite our assurances, it turns out Benghazi was an al-Qaeda-linked attack

    11/21/2014 11:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On December 28, 2013, The New York Times published a thoroughly researched review of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic and CIA facilities in the city of Benghazi. David Kirkpatrick, The Times’ Cairo bureau chief, traveled to Libya and personally conducted a series of interviews with witnesses and even the relatives of suspects in that attack. His exhaustive account of the events on that night was illuminating, but his conclusions about what sparked that deadly attack made the most waves. Kirkpatrick found that there was “no evidence that al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had...
  • Herridge: Freed Gitmo Prisoner Is Now Chief ISIS Recruiter (Abdul Rahim Muslimdost)

    11/19/2014 8:27:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 19 2014 7:49 pm
    A known al Qaeda terrorist released from Guantánamo Bay is now a recruiter for ISIS, Catherine Herridge reported this evening. In the Guantánamo review from 2005, the Bush administration found that he (Abdul Rahim Muslimdost) was “too old” to rejoin the fight and that he was in poor health. …
  • ISIS and Al Qaeda Join Forces in Syria

    11/15/2014 9:04:18 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | November 15, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Militant leaders from the Islamic State and al Qaeda affiliate, the Nusra Front, have reportedly formed an alliance by joining forces against common enemies. Not only would the alliance oppose United States and Syrian forces they will fight the Obama administration-supported, so-called “moderate” rebels to dominate the fighting in Syria. The moderate Syrian rebels do not have the organization or the man power to fight government forces and a coalition of hardened, terrorist forces at the same time. Obama was counting on those “moderate” rebels to weaken the Islamic State in Syria. His only resort, without committing Americans on the...
  • AP: Islamic State and Al Qaeda Reach Accord

    11/14/2014 5:25:48 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 14 Nov 14 | Unknown
    The Associated Press is reporting that the Islamic State and Al Qaeda have reached an accord after a summit meeting in northern Syria. This is a very bad development, but not unexpected. Abu Sayyef in the Philippines, Boko Haram in West Africa, Al Shabaab in East Africa, and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula all already pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Just this week, Egypt’s most dangerous Jihadist group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, also joined the Islamic State. In addition, 5 prominent Taliban leaders also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. We are now seeing the dream of the Caliphate...
  • ISIS, Al Qaeda affiliate reportedly unite to fight US-backed rebels in Syria

    11/13/2014 3:10:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2014
    The two most brutal terror groups in Syria reportedly have struck an alliance, in a deal that poses serious problems for the Obama administration’s efforts to prop up “moderate” rebel factions in the country. The Associated Press reported Thursday that militant leaders from the Islamic State and Al Qaeda’s Syria affiliate, the Nusra Front, agreed during a meeting in northern Syria last week to stop fighting each other. Such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington's strategy against the Islamic State. While warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition strike militants from the air, the Obama administration has counted on arming...
  • AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    11/13/2014 12:54:09 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/13 | Deb Reichmann
    Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated Press. Such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington's strategy against the IS group. While warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition strike militants from the air, the Obama administration has counted on arming "moderate" rebel factions to push them back on the ground. Those rebels, already considered relatively weak and disorganized, would...
  • Jihadi jealousy: Al Qaeda frustrated by global popularity of Islamic State

    11/11/2014 12:30:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | Guy Taylor
    The Islamic State movement’s “meteoric rise” in global popularity presents a direct challenge to what intelligence officials describe as the al Qaeda movement’s “original core” in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, according to a new report citing an “exceptional level of flux” recently among Pakistani militant groups. American intelligence officials have noted discord since last year between Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State’s leader in Syria and Iraq, and Ayman al-Zawahiri, the purported head of al Qaeda’s original global terrorist network. Now, a report produced by the “Critical Threats” program at the American Enterprise Institute, maintains that al-Zawahiri’s frustration with al-Baghdadi’s...
  • Netanyahu: Hamas Is Islamist Extremism Like al Qaeda, ISIS

    11/09/2014 5:58:24 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 10 replies
    NBC News, Associated Press ^ | July 22nd 2014, 10:32 am | unknown
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Hamas to al Qaeda, ISIS and other extremist Islamist groups Tuesday as he implored the international community to hold Palestinian militants responsible for the bloodshed in Gaza. Israel's top politician said Hamas must be held accountable for rejecting multiple cease-fire agreements and a relentless attack on Israeli civilians. Netanyahu made his comments at a joint press conference in Tel Aviv alongside U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon. "What we're seeing here with Hamas is another instance of Islamist extremism, violent extremism that has no resolvable grievance," Netanyahu said. "Hamas is like ISIS, Hamas is like al...
  • Nuclear Pakistan’s Spies Target India—and Their Own Prime Minister

    09/04/2014 7:59:17 PM PDT · by cold start · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4 September 2014 | Bruce Riedel
    Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence directorate is using terrorist brinkmanship to threaten India and undermine Nawaz Sharif. It’s time to stop this dangerous game. Just when you thought the world was dangerous enough, another crisis between nuclear-weapons-armed India and Pakistan is brewing, and now al Qaeda is adding fuel to the fire by calling for jihad in the subcontinent. Tensions have been growing all summer long, even though, ironically, things began on a positive high note: in June, newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept into power on a landslide, invited his Pakistan counterpart, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to his...
  • Hillary Clinton: I backed Osama bin Laden raid, Joe Biden didn't

    10/15/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday took some indirect swipes at Vice President Joe Biden at an off-the-record gathering, a state representative in attendance told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I know she’s running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer,” George State Rep. Tom Taylor told the newspaper. “Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to [Vice President Joe] Biden.”
  • Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate freed, US plans dozen more releases

    11/07/2014 11:24:50 AM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    AFP/yahoo.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Chantal Valery
    Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) (AFP) - The United States is preparing to release more than a dozen Guantanamo detainees as President Barack Obama works towards his long-promised goal of closing the controversial military prison, an US defense official said Wednesday. The news comes the same day the Defense Department sent home one of two remaining detained Kuwaitis, bringing the total population at the jail on a US naval base in Cuba to 148. Fawzi al-Odah, 37 -- who spent nearly 13 years in US detention -- took off in a Kuwaiti government plane at 5:30 am (1030 GMT), Lieutenant...
  • Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create IS

    11/07/2014 5:16:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create ISPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On November 7, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago.On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.”  Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a...
  • Barack Obama Just Released Another Terrorist!

    11/07/2014 9:57:20 AM PST · by drypowder · 10 replies
    Conservitive Daily ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Joe Otto
    Fellow Conservative, This is just disgusting. A few days removed from a complete shellacking in the midterm elections, Obama has decided to stick his nose up at the American people and release another dangerous terrorist from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. Fawzi al-Odah was one of the longest-held terrorists in GITMO. Instead of keeping him in Guantanamo where we know he can be stopped, the Obama administration released him back to Kuwait. Once home, al-Odah will be forced to spend a year in a Kuwaiti “militant-rehabilitation center,” however after six months he will become eligible for ‘parole,’ specifically more time...
  • Obama Paid Money to Al Qaeda for Bergdahl Release

    11/06/2014 9:10:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/6/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Except it didn’t work. In a letter to the Pentagon released Wednesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) said a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary early this year to help secure the May 31 release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for nearly five years by the Haqqani Network in Pakistan, which is classified as a terrorist organization.Pentagon officials have denied paying cash to secure the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009. A senior defense official reiterated that denial when asked about Mr. Hunter’s letter.According to Mr. Hunter, the intermediary took the money...
  • U.S. strike in Syria reportedly kills key bomb-maker

    11/06/2014 8:43:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/6/2014 | Barbara Starr and Paul Cruickshank,
    A U.S. airstrike in Syria appears to have killed a key French jihadist who is part of the militant Khorasan Group, a U.S. defense official said Thursday. The strike happened overnight Wednesday near Idlib, according to the official, who has access to the latest information about the strikes. The U.S. fired at a vehicle it believes carried David Drugeon, a skilled bomb-maker in his 20s who also has ties to core al Qaeda members in Pakistan. The Khorasan Group is made up of senior al Qaeda leaders who have moved into Syria. The United States targeted the Khorasan Group with...
  • Syrian Rebels Armed And Trained By US Surrender To al-Qaeda [Obama's Lost War!]

    11/02/2014 12:02:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 02, 2014 | Ruth Sherlock
    Syrian Rebels Armed And Trained By US Surrender To al-Qaeda Moderate rebels in Syria that the US have armed and trained to fight jihadists have surrendered to al-Qaeda By Ruth Sherlock, 02 Nov 2014 Two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the United States to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda. The US and its allies were relying on Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front to become part of a ground force that would attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). For the last six months the...
  • U.S.-backed Syria rebels routed by fighters linked to al-Qaeda

    11/03/2014 2:24:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2014 | Liz Sly
    BEIRUT — The Obama administration’s Syria strategy suffered a major setback Sunday after fighters linked to al-Qaeda routed U.S.-backed rebels from their main northern strongholds, capturing significant quantities of weaponry, triggering widespread defections and ending hopes that Washington will readily find Syrian partners in its war against the Islamic State. Moderate rebels who had been armed and trained by the United States either surrendered or defected to the extremists as the Jabhat al-Nusra group, affiliated with al-Qaeda, swept through the towns and villages the moderates controlled in the northern province of Idlib, in what appeared to be a concerted push...
  • What is going on in the Virginia state legislature?

    03/18/2014 7:56:51 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    ACT! for America ^ | 18 March 14 | Brigitte Gabriel
    Something is terribly wrong with the Virginia state legislature. On Wednesday, March 5th, in House Joint Resolution 484, the elected representatives of the people of Virginia commended the notorious, terror-tied Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church. Dar al Hijrah has a history of ties to multiple known and convicted terrorists, led by its former Imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, who became head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, before he was killed in a US air strike in 2011. It was this institution that the Virginia House and Senate agreed to commend by voice vote. This amounts to an...