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  • The Real Difference Between Islamic ‘Extremists’ and ‘Moderates’-A field guide to the Arab Spring

    10/18/2012 5:18:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 18, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    There were eras in human history whose great challenges lay in isolating chemical compounds, unlocking the structures of human genetic material and examining the hearts of dying stars. But the great challenge of our time is telling apart Muslim moderates and Muslim extremists. Fly to Tripoli International Airport, take the Airport Highway into Tripoli, drive along the coast through all those towns and cities you heard about on the radio when the announcers were excitedly describing battles between the brave Libyan rebels and the despicable forces of the despot; Homs, Misrata, Sirte. Drive through the night while hugging the Mediterranean...
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • The new Middle East coverup: Biden caught in Syria debate falsehood

    10/15/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2012 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    First there was the Libya coverup. Now, we have the Syria coverup. In last week’s vice presidential debate, Joe Biden asserted that the United States was working to isolate al-Qaeda in Syria by ensuring that aid was directed to moderate elements of the Syrian opposition. “We are working hand and glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis, and with all the people in the region attempting to identify the people who deserve the help so that when Assad goes — and he will go — there will be a legitimate government that follows on, not an al-Qaeda-sponsored...
  • Why We Lost Afghanistan

    10/16/2012 5:49:15 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 28 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Regardless of who wins this election in a few years the final planes carrying the last soldiers will shake off Afghanistan's dust and take to the sky. They will leave behind a limited number of advisers, ex-military civilian contractors and a whole bunch of diplomats running out the clock in Kabul. A few years later when Islamist mobs are roaming the streets and rocket attacks on the US embassy have become routine, the helicopters on the roof will be back and the surviving diplomats will be on their way to new assignments in more peaceful parts of the world like...
  • 120 Prisoners Flee in (Tripoli) Libyan Prison Break

    10/15/2012 2:52:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    AP ^ | October 15, 2012
    Libya's Supreme Security Committee says 120 prisoners have escaped from jail in the capital city of Tripoli, where security guards are suspected of having accepted bribes to free them.
  • Weapons Hunting: The Reason for the 9-11 Murders in Libya

    10/15/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 10 replies
    Libyan al Qaeda ringleader Qumu, hired by Hillary Clinton to overthrow America-cooperative Muammar Qaddafi, in the Obama/Clinton version of the bipartisan-prepared Arab Spring, kills the U.S. field staff engaged in weapons tracking and (one would hope) recovery, on the job in Benghazi, on 9-11-2012...
  • Report: White House Considering Retaliatory Libya Strike

    10/15/2012 2:03:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/12 4:17 PM EDT | Byron Tau
    The Associated Press reports: Administration officials say the White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to hit militant targets from Libya to Mali, if U.S. investigators can find the al-Qaida-linked group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya. But the officials say the administration also is weighing whether the short-term payoff of being able to claim retribution against al-Qaida is worth the risk that such strikes would be ineffective and rile governments in the region. Details were provided by three current and one former administration...
  • Has Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Lost His Mind? (Is he dead, in prison—or in a mental breakdown?)

    10/15/2012 7:23:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/15/2012 | Sam Seibert
    Afghan insurgent leaders keep trying not to think about it. “At the moment, questions of Mullah Omar’s health and whereabouts are not so important,” a member of the Taliban’s ruling council, the Quetta Shura, tells Newsweek. “The focus should be on jihad and resistance.” But the fighters can’t help wondering and worrying—especially around this time of year. They’re fast approaching yet another anniversary of the day their supreme leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, vanished into the mountains outside the city of Kandahar. He was perched on the back of a motorcycle driven by his brother-in-law and right-hand man, Mullah Abdul Ghani...
  • The Benghazi Scandal

    10/13/2012 10:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The October 22, 2012 Issue | Stephen F. Hayes
    Three hours before the vice presidential debate here on October 11, Stephanie Cutter, a top spokesman and deputy campaign manager for Barack Obama, previewed Joe Biden’s explanation for the administration’s ever-changing narrative on the deadly 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In short: The intelligence made us do it. The reason administration officials repeatedly told the country a story that was untrue—in virtually all its particulars—is that they got bad information from the intelligence community. Or so they say. At the debate, moderator Martha Raddatz noted “there were no protesters” that day in Libya, and asked Biden...
  • Benghazi: Osama's Revenge on Obama

    10/13/2012 2:59:33 PM PDT · by Ziva · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2012 | James Lewis
    Talk about chickens coming home to roost. Talk about the Mother of All Fiascos. It's the revenge of Osama bin Laden from the bottom of the ocean, and the message is plain: al-Qaeda is very much alive, and America is a paper tiger. The Middle East is beginning to fall apart -- Iran just sent a spy drone over Israel's sensitive defense installations, and the IDF waited hours to react; Turkey forced down a Syrian arms plane, and al-Qaeda's Al Zawahiri openly assaulted the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in a six-hour attack, working through al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM), while...
  • The Obama doctrine: Passivity where American leadership is needed

    10/13/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr
    A new issue has popped up in the Presidential race. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the state of the U.S. economy. It is about a new world order that has removed familiar (and in some cases pro-American) leaders from strategically important Arab countries. Further complicating matters is the recent terrorist strike on our embassy in Libya. A murdered ambassador and potential cover up as to the circumstances surrounding the attack have raised concerns about the resilience of al-Qaeda and its affiliates at a time the president is claiming the terror group is "on its heels."
  • Syria Activists: Jihadists Seize Missile Base

    10/12/2012 9:24:16 AM PDT · by edpc · 56 replies
    YNet ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | News Agencies
    Anti-regime activists say jihadist fighters linked to al-Qaeda fought with rebels to capture a Syrian military air defense base near Aleppo. Videos posted online Friday apparently shot inside the base say Jabhat al-Nusra participated in the overnight battle for the base. The videos show fighters inspecting lines of large missiles.
  • Al Nusrah Front seizes Syrian base in joint operation with Free Syrian Army

    10/13/2012 12:55:56 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | October 12, 2012 | By Bill Roggio
    The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that is fighting Bashir al Assad's regime in Syria, has seized control of an airbase near Aleppo in a joint operation with the supposedly secular Free Syrian Army. Video of the fighters at the airbase has appeared on the Internet. The Al Nusrah Front and Free Syrian Army captured the airbase in al Ta'aneh near Aleppo yesterday after heavy fighting with the Syrian military. Scud tactical ballistic missiles as well as anti-aircraft missiles were housed at the airbase. "A few hundred fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra,...
  • Islamic militants help seize missile base in Syria

    10/12/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT · by maggief · 20 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAM
    BEIRUT (AP) - Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense base in northern Syria on Friday, according to activists and amateur video.
  • Biden Admits Obama is Arming Muslim Brotherhood to Take Over Syria

    10/12/2012 7:49:04 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 34 replies
    frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | October 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is ridiculous and it should be an incredibly damning statement. It’s shocking to me that this has not been picked up. VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Let — let — let me — you don’t go through the U.N. We are in the process now and have been for months in making sure that help, humanitarian aid, as well as other aid and training, is getting to those forces that we believe, the Turks believe, the Jordanians believe, the Saudis believe are the free forces inside of Syria. What Biden said in his debate with Ryan is that Saudi Arabia and...
  • Benghazi's Real Scandal? Uncle Sam Joined the Jihad

    10/12/2012 7:35:05 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    DianeWest.net ^ | 11OCT12 | Diane West
    Imagine, pre-9/11/12, that you were responsible for arranging the defense of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Would you have considered American interests and personnel best protected by bringing in a local security outfit called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade? The question has yet to come up in House hearings, but I think it holds the key to the Obama administration’s betrayal of the American people in “Benghazi-gate.” To an American with common sense not subverted by advanced degrees, the thought of putting Islamic “martyrs” in charge of American “infidels” in Benghazi – which, fun fact, literally means “city of...
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Benghazi consulate had only one U.S. security agent, Congress told

    10/10/2012 11:12:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/10/12 | Larry Margasak and Bradley Klapper - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya said Wednesday the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, never had the forces it needed to protect itself. Lt. Col. Andrew Wood told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that U.S. security was so weak that in April, only one U.S. diplomatic security agent was stationed in Benghazi. The committee hearing followed assertions Tuesday night by the State Department that it never concluded that the Sept. 11 attack stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam. Ambassador Chris...
  • CBS' Lara Logan Slams Obama Admin For Pushing "Major Lie" That Taliban Is Weakened [VIDEO]

    10/10/2012 7:42:09 AM PDT · by Third Person · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 10th, 2012 | Lara Logan
    CBS News and "60 Minutes" reporter Lara Logan lambasted the Obama administration for pushing the "major lie" that the Taliban has been weakened in Afghanistan by the U.S. military. Logan gave a blistering speech in Chicago this past week that ripped the administration for the way it has handled the war in Afghanistan and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. "I chose this subject because, one, I can't stand that there is a major lie being propagated," Logan said about the administration touting the weakening of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Speaking about Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to...
  • New Details of Sept. 11 Consulate Attack in Libya (State Dept. Pre-House hearing info dump)

    10/09/2012 6:30:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 61 replies
    AP via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Bradley Klapper
    Senior State Department officials provided a more detailed picture Tuesday of the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. A look at how they say the attack took place: Sept. 10-11, 2012 Stevens arrives in Benghazi and holds meetings on and off the consulate grounds on Sept. 10. He spends the night, and for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. holds meetings only inside the compound. It is an enclosed area about 300 yards long by 100 yards wide, with a 9-foot outer wall topped by barbed wire...
  • Al-Qaida making comeback in Iraq, officials say

    10/09/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and LARA JAKES
    Al-Qaida is rebuilding in Iraq and has set up training camps for insurgents in the nation's western deserts as the extremist group seizes on regional instability and government security failures to regain strength, officials say. Iraq has seen a jump in al-Qaida attacks over the last 10 weeks, and officials believe most of the fighters are former prisoners who have either escaped from jail or were released by Iraqi authorities for lack of evidence after the U.S. military withdrawal last December. Many are said to be Saudi or from Sunni-dominated Gulf states. During the war and its aftermath, U.S. forces,...
  • Obama Weighs Retaliation for Attacks in Benghazi (aspirin factories on high alert!)

    10/09/2012 11:40:35 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/9/12 | Lake
    Obama Weighs Retaliation for Attacks in Benghazi, Libya, That Killed Chris Stevens As the clock ticks on a decision about whether and how to target suspects in the Benghazi attacks, intelligence officials say the president might lose his shot if he doesn’t act fast. Eli Lake reports. President Obama has vowed to bring justice to those behind the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, but the president hasn’t chosen what kind of justice that will be. Five administration officials tell The Daily Beast that the White House is now weighing whether to...
  • CBS reporter blasts Obama claim that AQ “on its heels”

    10/09/2012 10:34:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    As the RNC pointed out earlier today, we've had eight mentions of Big Bird and five of Elmo from Barack Obama and his team since the presidential debate last Wednesday, but we've heard nothing about Benghazi or Libya. However, Obama did finally talk about terrorism last night at a fundraiser in San Francisco. Included in his by-now familiar chest thumping over the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, the President made a curious claim about the status of al-Qaeda in light of the events last month: "Now, four years ago, I made a few commitments to you. I told you...
  • American Crossroads: "Intelligence" (video re: Obama's responsibility for Benghazi)

    10/09/2012 9:14:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 10/9/2012
    This situation can end the president's reign of terror. Video Link
  • U.S. troops 'confused' about Afghanistan strategy

    10/09/2012 9:17:03 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 08, 2012 | WND Radio - Greg Corombos
    Ex-Reagan official: 'If you think your partner may kill you, there's something wrong' Scores of U.S. troops have been killed by supposed allies within the Afghan military and police forces. These green-on-blue murders prompted the Pentagon to suspend joint patrols. Retired U.S. Marine Bing West, an author and former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs in the Reagan administration, has been embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan on many occasions and just returned from going on a series of patrols. He told WND’s Greg Corombos there really isn’t more that can be done to screen the Afghans going...
  • Libya: The Obama Administration's war on America

    10/09/2012 8:38:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 08, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    In an extraordinary cover-up in the continuing campaign of disinformation and treason, the Obama administration blamed our freedoms and system of governance for the bloody act of war in Libya on September 11, 2012 that his administration was ultimately responsible for. Read this. Obama administration flummoxed at how to deal with rise of al qaeda in North Africa that they helped create Practically everything the Obama adminstration tells the American people is a lie. Obama aided and abetted the al qaeda revolution in Libya, dismantled our security forces, and fed our embassy personnel to the jihadi savages. And Obama and...
  • Are Syrian Rebel Forces as Bad as Assad?

    10/09/2012 7:28:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | October 08, 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Members of Congress have pointed to the violence in Syria as an opportunity to launch a humanitarian effort, i.e. a military endeavor, to aid the anti-Assad forces. However, increasing evidence indicates that the “rebels” are indiscriminate terrorists who seek to overthrow the Syrian government at the expense of civilian lives. In fact, the most recent indications of the rebels' terrorist activity were the four suicide bombings in Aleppo last week that killed approximately 40 civilians and wounded many more, prompting the United Nations Security Council to condemn the perpetrators. A Syrian government official has blamed the “terrorist” rebels for the...
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    Venezuela’s Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008  By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • Bomb targets U.S. mission in Libya's Benghazi (JUNE 6, 2012, NO SECURITY ADDED!!)

    09/14/2012 10:05:33 AM PDT · by barryobi · 13 replies
    al reuters ^ | JUNE 6, 2012 | Mohammed Al-Tommy
    A bomb exploded outside the U.S. diplomatic mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi overnight, an attack that could be retaliation for the killing, in a U.S. drone strike, of al Qaeda's Libyan second-in-command. An improvised explosive device was dropped from a passing vehicle onto the road outside the mission, in an upmarket area of central Benghazi. It exploded moments after, slightly damaging the building's gate, U.S. and Libyan officials said. Washington had confirmed a few hours before the attack that a U.S.-operated drone had killed Abu Yahya al-Libi, a Libyan-born cleric and senior al Qaeda operative, in Pakistan. The...
  • Revolt of the Spooks

    10/05/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | 10-5-12 | Bill Gertz
    Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa. Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. “The Iranian strategy is two-fold: upping the...
  • Career intel officers: Obama’s not telling you how far Al Qaeda has penetrated into Libya and Egypt

    10/05/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 7:21 pm on October 5, 2012 | Allahpundit
    I don’t get it. Why would the Foreign Policy President, who supported the revolutions in Libya and Egypt, not want to talk about that? I thought he likes talking about foreign policy. Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa.Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably...
  • Abu Hamza leaves Britain after final appeal fails

    10/05/2012 5:55:19 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/06/2012 | Martin Beckford
    Speaking after the US-bound flights had taken off from RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, Mrs May said: "I can confirm that tonight two planes have left RAF Mildenhall to transport Abu Hamza, Babar Ahmad, Adel Abdul Bary, Syed Ahsan and Khalid al-Fawwaz to the US to face trial. "I am pleased the decision of the court today meant that these men, who used every available opportunity to frustrate and delay the extradition process over many years, could finally be removed. "This government has co-operated fully with the courts and pressed at every stage to ensure this happened. "We have worked tirelessly,...
  • Bombshell: White House Covers Up Ambassador's Murder, Were Warned of Attacks Months in Advance

    10/02/2012 5:42:16 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 6 replies
    We know the Obama administration has been actively engaged in a cover-up as to why the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came under attack on September 11th, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats. How else to explain the weeks-long campaign to convince people that the attacks were not terrorism. Now we're finding out more details as to why they may have engaged in such a wide-ranging cover-up. But the real smoking gun is whether the Obama administration was warned in advance that al-Qaeda was planning an attack. A number of Israeli newspapers have suggested that Washington was warned as...
  • Iran linked to al-Qaeda's web jihadi crew by old-school phone line

    10/04/2012 8:50:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    The Register ^ | 4th October 2012 11:44 GMT | John Leyden
    Exclusive An organisation that attempts to recruit Westerners to carry out terrorist attacks on their home soil was backed by the Iranian state, according to an unlikely source of information: leased telephone line records. Security researcher Michael Kemp found a list of the Middle East nation's leased lines that use the packet switching protocol X.25, and discovered that it included a line allocated to Ansar Al-Mujahideen - a popular hangout for Islamic militants. "In the course of doing some research on X.25 - the network that existed before there was the internet - I stumbled across a document detailing all...
  • Sensitive documents left behind at U.S. diplomatic post in Libya (still scattered on floor)

    10/04/2012 10:19:59 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2012 | Michael Birnbaum
    BENGHAZI, Libya — More than three weeks after attacks in this city killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, sensitive documents remained only loosely secured in the wreckage of the U.S. mission on Wednesday, offering visitors easy access to delicate information about American operations in Libya. Documents detailing weapons collection efforts, emergency evacuation protocols, the full internal itinerary of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s trip and the personnel records of Libyans who were contracted to secure the mission were among the items scattered across the floors of the looted compound when a Washington Post reporter and an interpreter...
  • The Bottom of Benghazi [Can the media be shamed into uncovering truth of Obama's foreign policy?]

    10/04/2012 4:13:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 4, 2012 | The Editors
    Between reverences to the majesty of abortion, the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte regularly collapsed into displays of facile jingoism that would have sent liberals for their fainting couches had the streamers in the hall been red instead of blue, or had they occurred in, oh, say, 2004. Opaque and vaguely sinister phrases like “economic patriotism” were bandied about freely, and the laudable extirpation of Osama bin Laden was milked for all it was worth. The frenzy reached its climax with Vice President Biden’s sloganeered boast that “bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!” Less than a week...
  • FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra

    10/04/2012 12:41:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    FBI - Boston - Press Release ^ | October 3, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/boston/press-releases/2012/fbi-seeks-assistance-in-locating-wanted-fugitive-ahmad-abousamra FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra $50,000 Reward is Being Offered for Information Leading to His Arrest FBI Boston October 03, 2012 BOSTON—FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers announced today that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to locate wanted terrorist Ahmad Abousamra, a U.S. citizen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who left the United States in 2006. He may be living in Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, at least one child (a daughter), and extended family. A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information...
  • Al-Qaeda blamed for Europe-wide forest fires

    10/03/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2012
    Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across Europe, as the head of Russia's Federal Security Service claimed they were set by arsonists as part of the group's low-cost attack strategy. "One should note that setting fires to forests in the countries of the European Union is a new tendency in al-Qaeda's strategy of a 'thousand cuts'," Alexander Bortnikov said, according to state news agency RIA Novosti, at a meeting of heads of security agencies. "This method allows (al-Qaeda) to inflict significant economic and moral damage without serious preliminary preparations, technical equipment or significant expenses." In...
  • How al-Qaeda got to rule in Tripoli

    10/03/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT · by Hugin
    Asia TImes ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Pepe Escobar
    His name is Abdelhakim Belhaj. Some in the Middle East might have, but few in the West and across the world would have heard of him. Time to catch up. Because the story of how an al-Qaeda asset turned out to be the top Libyan military commander in still war-torn Tripoli is bound to shatter - once again - that wilderness of mirrors that is the "war on terror", as well as deeply compromising the carefully constructed propaganda of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) "humanitarian" intervention in Libya.
  • Hillary to Issa: You should reserve judgment about Benghazi until … November

    10/02/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    Via Powerline, I think this is her version of a compromise. Deep down, she’d prefer that he held off until November 2016. Clinton said that the State Department’s Accountability Review Board will begin work this week and the letter revealed the names of all five board members. In addition to former Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Pickering, who will lead the board, the other members will be former Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen (ret.), Catherine Bertini, Hugh Turner, and Richard Shinnick. Clinton asked Issa to withhold any final conclusions about the Benghazi attack until the review board finishes its...
  • Bin Laden Is Dead, but Al Qaeda Is Alive

    10/03/2012 10:15:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6:04 PM, SEP 20, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    A central tenet of President Obama’s foreign policy platform is that al Qaeda is “on the path to defeat.” The death of Osama bin Laden, drone strikes in northern Pakistan and elsewhere, the Arab Spring, and Obama’s more conciliatory approach to the Muslim world have all supposedly come together to sound the death knell for al Qaeda.But what if none of that is actually true and al Qaeda is, in reality, a more durable foe than the administration wants us to believe?The numbers don’t lie. Al Qaeda, its affiliates, and its allies still kill and wound thousands of people worldwide...
  • Al Qaeda Responsible for 4 Attacks on U.S. Embassies in September

    10/03/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/03/2012 | Thomas Jocelyn
    On and around September 11, 2012, al Qaeda attacked multiple American assets around the world. The attack that has received the most attention is the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the U.S. consulate in Libya was not the only diplomatic facility assaulted by al Qaeda-affiliated groups in September. Terrorists with ties to al Qaeda’s senior leaders, including al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, were involved in at least three other U.S. embassy sieges in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and possibly elsewhere. A timeline of these assaults is...
  • More Al Qaeda Pre-Election Attacks Forecast: Americans Quietly Lifted Out (Obama Retreats)

    10/02/2012 5:03:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Debka files ^ | Exclusive Report October 2, 2012, 11:00 AM (GMT+02:00)
    Just five weeks before America’s presidential election, US intelligence reports signs that al Qaeda leader Ayman Zuwahiri is preparing a string of terrorist attacks as the sequel to the murders of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US officials in Benghazi on Sept. 11, according to evidence collected across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. His twin goals are to influence the poll’s results and to build up his reputation as a master of spectacular terrorist operations. Eager to impress Al Qaeda’s franchise chiefs, Zuwahiri is reported to be celebrating his “Benghazi feat” – his first as Al Qaeda...
  • Did the White House order a cover-up over the murder of Libya's US Ambassador?

    10/02/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 2, 2012 | Con Coughlin
    Immediately after the murder of Chris Stevens, America's Ambassador to Libya,I suggested that the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11 could have profound consequences for President Barack Obama,particulary if he failed to take appropriate action against the murderers–the most likely candidates being members of al-Qaeda's new terror franchise in Mali. But with the US presidential contest entering its critical final phase, the Obama administration deftly avoided getting into any controversy over the murder of Mr Stevens and three other members of the consulate staff by leading everyone to believe the murders were not part of an...
  • Kurdish Asylum Seekers Face Terrorism Charges

    10/01/2012 5:57:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SWISS INFO.ch - English ^ | Oct 1, 2012 - 16:56 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two brothers of Kurdish origin are being prosecuted by the Swiss authorities on charges of being involved via the internet with an Islamic terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda. The asylum seekers are accused of setting up internet platforms that were designed to attract new members to the recently formed terrorist organisation, issue propaganda, pass on messages to the al-Qaeda network and disseminate details of terror attacks.
 
In addition, the brothers are alleged to have downloaded videos of executions and stored them on their computers.
 
According to the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office, the unnamed terrorist organisation was headed by Kurdish extremist cleric Mullah Krekar,...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • For Obama, A Scapegoat in hand is worth more than another round of Bush Blaming

    10/01/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-1-2012 | MOTUS
    Breitbart is currently running a story in which Joel Pollack claims that Romney is currently filling the role of a “scape-president:” In effect, "President" Romney has been in office since mid-August, with none of the power but all of the responsibility. Which is really nothing other than proof of it's corollary: In effect, “President” Obama has been in office since January 2009, with all of the power butt none of the responsibility. Sometimes a good scapegoat is better than your bad solution.This is a brilliant strategy from Big Guy’s Big Brains. Here’s a partial list (so far) of things the...
  • Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan: We’re Willing to Fight – But ‘Not Willing to Be Murdered'

    10/01/2012 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/1/12 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says he's "mad as hell" about the increasing number of insider attacks, in which Afghan soldiers and police murder the Americans who are trying to train them. "You know, we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. But we're not willing to be murdered for it," Gen. Allen told CBS' "60 Minutes" in a segment that aired on Sunday. Gen. Allen told CBS Correspondent Lara Logan that the insider attacks will continue: "The enemy recognizes this is a vulnerability. You know, in Iraq, the signature weapon system that...
  • Mali Rebels Merge, Plan to Create Islamic State

    05/27/2012 12:20:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 27 May 2012 | Anne Look
    BAMAKO - Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants have joined forces in northern Mali and say they will create an independent Islamist state. The groups took advantage of a military coup in Bamako to seize control of the territory in early April. Resistance is growing in the north to the efforts to introduce Islamic law. In the northern Malian town of Gao, court is in session. Commissioner Abdoulaye Maiga begins by reading from the Quran in the roadside courtyard outside the former police station. Once an area businessman, Maiga is a member of the militant Islamist sect Ansar Dine that residents...
  • On the Road to Benghazi

    09/30/2012 12:29:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    In retrospect, the Democratic Convention highlighted a liar, Elizabeth Warren. She was hired by Harvard law school because she lied about her ethnicity to gain affirmative action benefits, exaggerated her scholarship which was shoddy, practiced law for years in Massachusetts out of her law school office without being a member of that state's bar -- and possibly at the time a member of no bar at all. She gummed on before the crowd about working for the middle class hiding from the audience that she had made hundreds of thousands of dollars representing big corporations in disputes against steel workers...