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  • Caroline Glick: Trump Meets a Weakened Vladimir Putin July 16

    07/05/2018 4:17:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jul 2018 | Caroline Glick
    When Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light to Russian aerial bombing of rebel-held positions in southwestern Syria two weeks ago, he knew he was asking for trouble. And he appears to be getting plenty of it. Putin knows that in approving the operation, he wasn’t simply enabling Syrian President Bashar Assad and his Syrian military forces to extend the regime’s control to an area that has been controlled by various rebel militia for seven years.The Syrian military is an empty shell. Russia effectively serves as the Syrian Air Force. Iran and Iranian-controlled groups control Syria’s ground forces.Israeli intelligence assesses...
  • Terror suspect plotted July 4 explosion in Cleveland, FBI says

    07/02/2018 7:47:58 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jul 2, 2018
    CLEVELAND — Officials say a man has been arrested for an alleged plan to attack downtown Cleveland on July 4. FBI agents said Monday they began investigating the suspect, identified as Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, back in 2017. Investigators say they received tips that Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq, had made statements in support of Al-Qaeda. Pitts, an American citizen with an extensive criminal background, also expressed a disdain for the U.S. military. Officials say Pitts spoke to undercover agents about the impact an explosion would have on Cleveland's upcoming July 4th parade. Anderson says the Pitts was arrested...
  • Syria war: Air strike on Deraa shelter kills 17 civilians

    06/29/2018 5:46:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/28/18 | Staff
    At least 17 civilians have been killed in an air strike on a basement shelter in south-western Syria, activists say, as warplanes pound rebel-held areas. A monitoring group reported that five children were among those who died when aircraft identified as Russian bombed Musayfira, east of the city of Deraa. Russia is backing an army offensive in the region, which borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. More than 90 civilians are said to have been killed since it began 11 days ago. The provinces of Deraa and Quneitra had been relatively calm for almost a year because of a...
  • British Muslim ISIS 'master bomb maker' triggers laptop alert on flights: Report

    06/17/2018 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2018 | Press Trust of India
    A British Muslim of Pakistani origin, known as a "master bomb maker" for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, triggered the US laptop ban on flights last year, a former MI6 spy has revealed in a new autobiography. According to 'The Sunday Times', Aimen Dean a former al Qaeda explosives expert recruited by MI6 to infiltrate UK Islamist extremist circles writes in 'Nine Lives' that he first met 41-year-old Hamayun Tariq from the West Midlands region of England as an undercover agent in 2004. Tariq, who used the alias 'Abu Muslim', evaded the UK authorities twice to travel abroad where...
  • Funding for the Syrian Civil Defense and UN International Impartial and Independent Mechanism

    06/14/2018 7:52:49 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 3 replies
    US Department of State ^ | June 14, 2018 | Heather Nauert
    Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 14, 2018 The President has authorized the United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State to release approximately $6.6 million for the continuation of the vital, life-saving operations of the Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets, and the UNÂ’s International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM). The United States Government strongly supports the White Helmets who have saved more than 100,000 lives since the conflict began, including victims of AssadÂ’s chemical weapons attacks. These heroic first responders have one of the most dangerous jobs...
  • Jim Mattis: Afghanistan cease-fire will let US focus on ISIS, al Qaeda...

    06/08/2018 11:42:00 AM PDT · by caww · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/8/2018 | by Jamie McIntyre
    The U.S. will take advantage of the temporary cease-fire with the Taliban declared in Afghanistan to train its firepower on ISIS Khorasan and al Qaeda remnants, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels Friday. “Should the Taliban take full advantage of the cease-fire in the best interest of the Afghan people, then many of the surveillance assets we have overhead could be reoriented to ISIS-K, to al-Qaeda, and other foreign terrorists who have no business being in Afghanistan in the first place,” Mattis told reporters. “And obviously, those forces that would have been...
  • Navy SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor For Leading Mission To Rescue Fallen Teammate

    05/08/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Will Racke
    A Navy SEAL who led a rescue operation to retrieve a fallen teammate on a treacherous mountain peak in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Monday. Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski will receive the nation’s highest military award on May 24, the White House said. Slabinski is credited with rallying a team of SEALs for a counter-assault on al-Qaeda fighters, who had pinned down another SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, during a firefight in the early morning hours of March 4, 2002. Roberts had been ejected from a Chinook...
  • Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks

    04/19/2018 12:09:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday. “Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,” the top official said, but did not provide further details. Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 hijackers. He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian...
  • Head of charity imprisoned for diverting funds to militants

    08/18/2003 10:26:03 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2003
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) &#8212; A Muslim charity leader linked by prosecutors to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network was sentenced yesterday to more than 11 years in federal prison for defrauding donors.</p> <p>Enaam Arnaout, 41, a Syrian-born U.S. citizen who said he has met bin Laden but opposes terrorism, was calm as the sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Suzanne B. Conlon.</p>
  • US Judge Rules Assad Helped Al-Qaeda Kill Americans

    04/14/2018 6:59:33 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 7 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Monday, May 8, 2017 | Ryan Mauro
    A district court judge ruled the Syrian regime — and specifically its ruler, President Bashar al-Assad — are liable for the murders of three Americans by al-Qaeda because of the regime’s massive support for the terrorist group’s branch in Iraq. In addition to those three Americans, tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers, Iraqis and others have been killed or injured due to Assad’s sponsorship of al-Qaeda and other jihadists. The lawsuit was filed by the families of Laurence Michael Foley, a U.S. diplomat in Jordan assassinated by al-Qaeda in 2002; Staff Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin, killed in Iraq in 2004...
  • Lunel: The tiny French town that became the symbol of jihad

    04/05/2018 10:30:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 5 April 2018 17:05 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Five men from a small French town that supplied around 20 jihadists to the war in Syria, most of whom never returned, went on trial Thursday accused of a terrorist conspiracy. Lunel, a town of 26,000 people outside the coastal Mediterranean city of Montpellier, became a symbol of the jihadist fervor sweeping parts of France when a group of friends slipped out of the country to Syria in 2013 and 2014. At least eight members of the group are believed to have been killed in Syria, with another seven missing in the war-torn country. The outsize number of recruits from...
  • Ruthless Erdogan Will Show No Mercy on the Kurds

    03/27/2018 12:09:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2018 | Paul Greenberg
    It is a terrible thing to be a people without a state or province to call its own. Just ask the Kurds, who now find themselves under the hell of Turkey's ruthless ruler, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who may as well be one of the Turkish sultans of the past. For he has unleashed a campaign of genocidal fury against people of his ever-expanding realm. And no one can say the world hasn't been given fair warning of his genocidal intentions. At latest report, his troops and some Syrian puppets under his control were driving farther and farther east, planning to...
  • American who escaped Al Qaeda captivity says FBI, under Mueller and Comey, betrayed him

    03/26/2018 6:54:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2018 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    EXCLUSIVE – After he escaped from Al Qaeda in Syria, American photojournalist Matt Schrier investigated his own kidnapping and uncovered what he describes as a pattern of "betrayal" by FBI agents handling his case. Schrier is now asking hard questions of former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who now leads the special counsel Russia probe, and former FBI Director James Comey who was fired by President Trump in May 2017. "Not every FBI agent is bad. Some are very good people," Schrier told Fox News. "But the ones that are bad need to be weeded out. And the ones who let...
  • Litvinenko: A deadly trail of polonium [poisoned by Putin?...case now concluding]

    07/28/2015 8:02:19 AM PDT · by ETL · 26 replies
    BBC - Magazine ^ | July 28, 2015
    "The polonium trail started on 16 October 2006 when Litvinenko met Lugovoi and Kovtun in London. ..." "When Lugovoi and Kovtun's movements were mapped against the sites of polonium contamination, there was an exact match. The evidence of guilt was strong. In May 2007, the then Director of Public Prosecutions Ken Macdonald announced that Andrei Lugovoi was to be charged with murder and his extradition would be sought from Russia. Kovtun was charged in 2010. ..." Prof Norman Dombey, a physicist who has a deep knowledge of Russian nuclear sites, gave evidence at the public inquiry. Dombey says there is...
  • Secret al-Qaeda Memo: We Must Recruit and Manipulate ‘Ignorant’ Muslims

    03/06/2018 12:25:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 27 February 2018
    In the series of Abbottabad files, discovered in Osama bin Laden's house which was raided by the US military in Abbottabad, northern Pakistan in 2011, one document has exposed particularly sensitive information. It reveals that al-Qaeda targeted “common” and “ignorant” recruits worldwide, as stated by the group’s Libyan military commander Abu Yahya al-Libi. Abu Yahya was al-Qaeda’s second-in-command after Ayman al-Zawahri and was killed in a US drone attack in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan. The document dated Monday, 29 March, 2010 was an internal bulletin sent to al-Qaeda members. It read: “Warning: To be published among the media,...
  • Broward Mayor, Vice Mayor Make Videos Praising Radical Muslim Group ( Democrats )

    02/25/2018 11:47:08 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 15, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    Marty Kiar and Barbara Sharief embrace groups linked to terror and bigotry. ... both Broward officials made videos of themselves voicing statements in support of Emerge USA. While the group has an innocuous – even Patriotic sounding – name, Emerge USA is actually a radical Muslim organization with links to terrorism and bigotry. ... Emerge USA is the brainchild of Khurrum Wahid, a South Florida attorney who has built his name on representing high profile terrorists. His clients include members of al-Qaeda and financiers of the Taliban. Wahid previously served as a legal advisor for the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
  • In budget plan, Trump proposes $336 million aid to Pakistan

    02/12/2018 3:11:35 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    DNA ^ | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | PTI
    US President Donald Trump today unveiled a US$ 4 trillion annual budget for the fiscal 2019 beginning October 1, proposing US$ 256 million in civilian assistance and US$ 80 million in military aid to Pakistan. The proposal of aid to Pakistan comes weeks after Trump administration suspended nearly US$ 2 billion in security assistance to Islamabad due to its inability to take action against terrorist groups operating from its soil. The White House has said it would consider lifting the freeze if it sees action by Pakistan against terrorist groups. The budgetary proposal says that the military aid depends on...
  • UN Report: 'Al-Qaeda Remarkably Resilient' While ISIS Crumbles

    02/08/2018 10:25:26 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-08-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    The United Nations has issued a report in which it states that al-Qaeda's global terror network remains "remarkably resilient" as ISIS quickly heads towards defeat. In some regions, the reports argues, al-Qaeda now poses more of a threat than ISIS. The report, sent to the UN Security Council, says that AQAP -- al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen -- has now become the communications hub for the entire organization. "Al-Qaeda affiliates remain the dominant terror threat in some regions, such as Somalia and Yemen, a fact demonstrated by a continuous stream of attacks and foiled operations," the report...
  • Minnesota woman, 19, who allegedly told students to 'join the jihad,' is indicted

    02/07/2018 7:10:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A Minnesota woman whom prosecutors said set fires at a Minnesota university out of anger because of U.S. military actions overseas was charged with terrorism Wednesday after she allegedly tried to assist a terrorist organization last year. Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, was charged in federal court for attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda, lying to the FBI and arson, Fox 9 reported. She was initially arrested Jan. 17 after she set eight fires in seven buildings on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul. The Minneapolis woman admitted to investigators that she started the fires...
  • Oklahoma resident trained with al Qaeda, DOJ says

    02/07/2018 9:16:30 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    abc15 Arizona ^ | Feb. 7, 2018 | Scripps National
    The United States Department of Justice says a resident of Oklahoma was arrested for fraud, lying to the FBI and for not disclosing that he attended an al Qaeda training camp. Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 34, is a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a current resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma. The FBI says he attended an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in late 2000. "Based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma and unsealed [Tuesday], Alfallaj was taken into custody by the FBI without incident on February 5," the announcement said. "A grand jury returned a...