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  • Caught off-guard?

    02/07/2012 7:46:56 AM PST · by LSUfan · 24 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7 Feb 2012 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    President's Super Bowl interview with Matt Lauer gives those who need a reason not to vote for him, a darn good one. On Feb. 5, President Obama provided his own Super Sunday show. In some respects, it was almost as bizarre as Madonna's performance at half-time. In his interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, Mr. Obama responded oddly to concerns raised last week by leaders of the U.S. intelligence community. They testified on Capitol Hill that the Iranian mullahs appear to be planning attacks on the United States. Yet, the president told Mr. Lauer, "We don't see any evidence that they...
  • Qatada back on the streets within days

    02/06/2012 5:39:26 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 3 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2-6-2012 | Tom Whitehead
    Abu Qatada, the radical Islamic preacher once described as Osama bin Laden’s “right hand man in Europe”, will be back on the streets within days after being granted bail. A senior immigration judge said yesterday that Qatada could be released despite even his own defence team suggesting that he posed a “grave risk” to Britain’s national security. Qatada was granted bail by Mr Justice Mitting after the European Court of Human Rights ruled last month that he could not be deported to his native Jordan. The bail conditions will be similar to those set in 2008, with the cleric confined...
  • Syria releases the 7/7 'mastermind’

    02/05/2012 10:19:12 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 Feb 2012 | Jason Lewis
    terrorist mastermind behind the July 7 London bombings is reported to have been freed from a Syrian jail by President Bashar Assad's regime. Abu Musab al-Suri had been held in Syria for six years after being captured by the CIA in 2005 and transported to the country of his birth under its controversial extraordinary rendition programme. But he is now said to have been released as a warning to the US and Britain about the consequences of turning their backs on President al-Assad’s regime as it tries to contain the uprising in the country. Al-Suri, also known as Mustafa Setmariam...
  • Philippine military 'kills three wanted militants'

    02/02/2012 5:51:15 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Wire
    The Philippine military says it has killed three senior militants from al-Qaeda-linked groups in a raid in the south of the country. The air raid took place on Thursday in an area known as a militant stronghold. Officials said two Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leaders and one Abu Sayyaf leader were among a total of 15 people killed. Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, or Marwan, who was on the US FBI's most wanted list with a $5m (Ł3.2m) reward offered for his capture, was reported killed. According to the military, the militants were killed in the town of Parang on Jolo island,...
  • USS Cole bombing suspect killed in Yemen strike

    02/01/2012 6:31:32 AM PST · by FewsOrange · 12 replies
    CBS (AP story) ^ | January 31, 2012 9:31 AM | AP
    (AP) SANAA, Yemen - U.S. airstrikes targeting leaders from Yemen's active al Qaeda branch killed four suspected militants, including a man suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, officials said Tuesday. Yemeni security and military officials said missiles struck a school and a car late Monday in the southern Abyan province, which has seen large swaths fall under the influence of al Qaeda as the militants seek to exploit the security vacuum since an uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh began last year. Tribal officials in the area said the strike hit the militants late Monday...
  • Syria springs bin Laden terror pal to get back at US

    01/31/2012 10:36:04 PM PST · by gandalftb · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2012 | Staff Writer
    DAMASCUS, Syria -- A top al Qaeda figure and one-time confidant of the late Osama bin Laden was apparently released by Syrian authorities in retaliation for Washington's position against the government of Bashar al Assad. Spanish national Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, ranked number four within the terror organization, and another terrorist, Abu Khalid, were freed in late December. Nasar, 53, is Syrian by birth and acquired Spanish nationality via marriage. He was last seen in Pakistan in 2005 before he reportedly was captured by Pakistani forces and handed over to US authorities. Under the CIA's secret "extraordinary rendition" program, in which...
  • We May Get to See Some of Bin Laden's Death Photos After All

    01/31/2012 7:48:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 31, 2012 | John Hudson, The Atlantic Wire
    We May Get to See Some of Bin Laden's Death Photos After All The American public may finally bear witness to some, but probably not all, of the postmortem images of Osama bin Laden taken on the night he was killed in Pakistan. That's the conclusion of Dan Metcalfe, the former director of the Justice Department's Office of Information and Privacy, after reading the government's response in a lawsuit from activist group Judicial Watch seeking "all photographs and/or video recordings" taken during the raid in Pakistan. “If you look closely at one small segment of the government's brief, it in...
  • Al Qaeda in Iran—the evidence

    01/31/2012 6:36:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    The American ^ | January 31, 2012 | Marc Thiessen
    More evidence is emerging of the cooperation between Iran and al Qaeda. Last June, the Obama Treasury Department named six al Qaeda facilitators operating in Iran under a "secret deal" between al Qaeda and the Iranian regime. Then, in December, a federal court found that Iran had "aided, abetted and conspired with" al Qaeda in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Now, RAND scholar Seth Jones has published an important new essay in Foreign Affairs detailing the evolution of the Iran-al Qaeda relationship. Jones spent much of the past year at West Point culling through hundreds of...
  • Norway court convicts two in bomb plot

    01/30/2012 5:33:54 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian of Chinese Muslim origin with alleged links to al Qaeda was convicted Monday of plotting to blow up a Danish newspaper that had printed cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Mikael Davud, who was accused of leading a bomb plot, had admitted he intended some day to attack Chinese interests like the Chinese embassy in Oslo but he was charged only with plotting to bomb the Danish newspaper.
  • Only one major media outlet reports terror suspect as Muslim

    06/17/2011 1:31:41 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 10 replies
    This morning police in Washington D.C. arrested Yonathan Melaku, a Muslim, for suspicious activity near Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. The twenty-two-year-old Melaku is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Ethiopia that also serves in the Marine Corp Reserves. He was found carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer and other materials making reference to Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The first reports I saw came from the Drudge Report and neither made reference to Malaku’s religion. Then I remembered the stories about Asan Akbar who killed two members of his platoon and wounded fifteen more and Hasan Nidal who killed thirteen...
  • Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Fox
    Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE: FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku. 22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight. He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance. A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda. Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist...
  • Candidly Speaking: Groveling to the Brotherhood

    01/18/2012 9:27:55 PM PST · by americanophile · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/18/2012 | ISI LEIBLER
    It is profoundly disconcerting to read media reports of the unseemly competition between the US and Western governments to curry favor with the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of its electoral victory in Egypt. There are chilling parallels between such behavior and the disastrous European policy of appeasing the Nazis which paved the way for World War II. What those attempting to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood fail to comprehend is that this organization represents one of the most fanatical and dangerous of the radical Islamist groups in the region, with a dark record of violence and terrorism imbedded in its...
  • Al-Qaeda In Iraq Claims Obama Pulled U.S. Forces Out Of Country Because America Is Broke, On Verge

    01/25/2012 10:35:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views
    weasel zippers ^ | 1/25/12 | zip
    We are broke, that’s obvious, but the real reason Obama suddenly jerked all of our troops out of Iraq was so he could run around the country and tout a campaign promise he kept during his reelection bid. BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. pulled its troops out of Iraq because its economy is collapsing and it needed to save money, an al-Qaida front group said in a message posted on its website Wednesday, its first online comment since the U.S. completed its pullout last month after nine years of war. Al-Qaida was one of the main U.S. enemies in Iraq....
  • Radical Cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed Threatens Syria with a Wave of Suicide Bombs

    01/25/2012 4:54:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    CANADA.com (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH) ^ | JANUARY 25, 2012 7:06 PM | BY RUTH SHERLOCK, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    "Radical cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed threatens Syria with a wave of suicide bombs" SNIPPET: "Omar Bakri Mohammed, the radical cleric banned from Britain for glorifying terrorism, has told The Daily Telegraph from his base in the Middle East that al-Qaida is poised to wage war against the Syrian regime. Bakri, once nicknamed the Tottenham Ayatollah, said hard-line Salafi Muslim groups, including al-Qaida, and his al-Ghuraba group were ready to help their "Muslim brothers" with a campaign of suicide attacks against Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president." SNIPPET: "Speaking from his new home in Lebanon, the self-styled cleric, who caused controversy after...
  • Al Qaida 'planned to take German hostages': GERMAN NETWORK EXPOSED

    01/23/2012 4:46:29 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    THE LOCAL ^ | Published: 22 Jan 12 14:15 CET | THE LOCAL
    Al Qaida 'planned to take German hostages' Published: 22 Jan 12 14:15 CET Share8 Documents seized in May linked to al Qaida leaders indicate that the terrorist organisation was aiming to take hostages in Germany and other Western countries as part of a "war of attrition," according to a newspaper report. •Cathedral usher caught stealing cash donations (23 Jan 12) •German 'spies' detained in Pakistan (23 Jan 12) •Megaupload founder had 'lavish' lifestyle (23 Jan 12) In an article published on Sunday, German daily Tagesspiegel said security sources traced the papers to al Qaida leaders on the border of Pakistan...
  • LEAD: US Afghan envoy confirms talking to Haqqani insurgents

    01/22/2012 6:23:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | Jan 22, 2012, 16:38 GMT
    As if the Taliban wasn’t bad enough. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday confirmed a meeting with the Haqqani insurgent group, as signs of a dialogue between the United States and rebels continue to grow. ‘We had one meeting with Haqqani network,’ Marc Grossman told a news conference in Kabul. His remarks come after US and the Taliban militants confirmed preliminary talks for opening an liaison office for the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha – increasing speculation of an end to the decade-long bloody insurgency in this war-torn country.
  • DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions [al-Nashiri]

    11/21/2009 8:48:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 420+ views
    DEFENSElink.mil - Release No. 917-09 ^ | November 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 917-09 November 20, 2009 DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions Today, prosecutors in the Office of Military Commissions announced they intend to ask the convening authority to refer new charges under the recently-enacted Military Commissions Act of 2009 against Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu al-Nashiri, in connection with the bombing of the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, in October 2000. The bombing resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors and injuries to many more. This announcement follows the attorney general's determination on Nov. 13, 2009, that a military...
  • Ayad Allawi: Obama Was Wrong - Iraq Is 'Neither Stable Nor Democratic'

    01/15/2012 9:49:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/15/12 | Noel Sheppard
    Iraq’s former interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Sunday that President Obama was wrong when he claimed the United States left Iraq as a stable and democratic country. Appearing on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Allawi said, "It’s neither stable nor democratic, frankly speaking. The terrorists are hitting again very severely. Al Qaeda is fully operational now in Iraq" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • MI5 and MI6 'cleared' over torture claims [UK -- Gitmo detainee]

    01/11/2012 10:54:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2012 Last updated at 23:00 ET | unattributed
    British spies will be cleared in a number of cases of alleged complicity in the torture of detainees abroad, the BBC understands. Scotland Yard and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are to issue a joint statement on Thursday. It follows an investigation into the conduct of officers from MI5 and MI6. Although it is expected that no charges will be brought in some cases it is understood the statement will contain other significant information. The BBC's home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw says the fact that the statement has been prepared by the DPP, together with Scotland Yard, is highly...
  • Real Truth About 9/11 (Not what you think)

    01/11/2012 2:55:30 PM PST · by Ben Barrack · 21 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Terrorist welcomed in the Oval Office and the Real Truth about 9/11 Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack If the government has Ten Commandments, the game of politics, not homeland security, would be at the top of the list. Eager to play the game, the Obama Administration pulled out of Iraq in time for Christmas as it welcomed Iran’s puppets into the Oval Office. The Iraqi delegation, headed by Nouri al-Maliki, included a conspirator in Iran’s terror campaigns—the Iraqi Minister of Transportation, Hadi al-Ameri. To quash the voices of survivors and victims’ families who linked al-Ameri to American deaths in the...