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  • Mali: France pointed against al-Qaeda

    09/26/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | September 24, 2012 | Isabelle Lasserre
    Paris and its allies are working on an intervention to rid the region of the terrorist threat. The principle of military action against AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) is now established. The capitals of numerous countries are actively working to develop a politico-military strategy intended to rid the region of the terrorist threat. Because it is targeted by AQIM, France is at the forefront of future operation, which will be composed of the backbone forces of ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West Africa. Bogged down in Afghanistan for over ten years, their budget strained, the French army were warned...
  • Now They Tell Us

    09/26/2012 7:12:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 26, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    At first, anybody who recognized the murderous assault on the American consulate in Benghazi as a terrorist attack didn't know what he was talking about. It was just the result of a spontaneous demonstration that got out of hand. It was all the fault of a shadowy little video that had taken the Prophet Mohammed's name in vain. It had provoked the violence. The attack couldn't have been planed in advance. Or anticipated, either. From the White House press secretary to our ambassador at the United Nations, that was the official line and the whole administration stuck to it. For...
  • Breaking: White House Knowingly Gave False Information to Media on Benghazi Terror Attack (Video)

    09/23/2012 11:43:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 153 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 092312 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama White House knowingly gave false information on the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Obama Administration repeated to reporters that the consulate attack was the related to an offensive YouTube document but they privately were circulating a very different view on the murderous attack. Catherine Herridge from FOX News reported: “There was this private narrative you see in the intelligence community where they separate what happened in Libya from this YouTube clip and then you have this public narrative that you have from this administration. And I got a hold of this Homeland Security Assessment. It talks about the scope...
  • Obama Says Attacks In Libya And Egypt Are Just "Bumps In The Road"

    09/23/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    60 Minutes via YouTube ^ | Sunday, September 23, 2012 | GOPICYMI
    (60 Minutes video clip at source link.) This may be the first time in history that a President of the United States has called a terrorist attack against the country a "bump in the road." (September 23, 2012). Transcript via The Weekly Standard:CBS's Steve Kroft asked, “Have the events that took place in the Middle East, the recent events in the Middle East given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the Arab Spring?” President Obama answered, “Well, I'd said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky...
  • Prominent Muslims urge beheading Westerners, putting Their decapitated heads On Display To Silence

    09/23/2012 5:39:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/23/12 | Pamela Geller
    Senior Jihadi Writer Suggests Killing Westerners, Putting Their Decapitated Heads On Display To Silence Attempts To Mock Prophet Muhammad MEMRI 92212image004.jpg On September 18, 2012, Muhib Ru'yat Al-Rahman, a senior writer on leading jihadi forum Shumoukh Al-Islam, suggested that Muslims living in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S. kill Westerners and display their decapitated heads along roads with a statement reading: "This is the punishment of those who insult our prophet." While expressing respect for those calling to boycott European and American products over the release of the film "Innocence of Muslims," which negatively depicts Muhammad, Muhib insists that...
  • US State Dept. blasts CNN report on Stevens' diary

    09/23/2012 1:49:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 23, 2012 | LYNN ELBER
    CNN reported on the personal journal of slain American ambassador Christopher Stevens over objections from his family, a State Department spokesman said Saturday. The news channel, in a story posted online Saturday, said that it found a journal belonging to Stevens four days after he died in a Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Three other Americans also were killed. CNN broke a pledge to the late ambassador's family that it wouldn't report on the diary, said State Department spokesman Philippe Reines, a senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a blistering...
  • Libyan Attack Led By Former Gitmo Detainee

    09/21/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Posted 09/20/2012 06:54 PM ET
    War On Terrorism: Intelligence sources believe the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was tied to al-Qaida and led by a former Gitmo detainee released in 2007 and handed over to Libya. Intelligence sources have told Fox News they are sure the deadly attack was directly tied to al-Qaida and a former Guantanamo detainee — Sufian bin Qumu (full name Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu). Given the track record of former Gitmo detainees being released, only to return to killing Americans, we are not surprised. On Wednesday's Special Report, Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge reported that...
  • Tripoli military chief says militias must pull out

    10/03/2011 10:33:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, October 3, 2011 | Joseph Logan
    The military commander of Tripoli, a key figure in the revolution that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, called on other militias to pull their weapons out of Tripoli, accusing them of terrorizing the city's population. The remarks by Abdulhakim Belhadj, whose Tripoli Military Council claims a mandate from Libya's new rulers, follow rising concern about potential conflict among armed groups that converged on Tripoli to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi and have stayed on to demand stakes in a future government. They also follow the announcement a day earlier of another group that it would collect weapons and provide security in the name of...
  • Source: Slain ambassador Stevens said he was on al Qaeda list

    09/20/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies ^ | 9/20/12 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- In the months leading up to his death, Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, worried about constant security threats in Benghazi and mentioned that his name was on an al Qaeda hit list, a source familiar with his thinking told CNN.
  • Sept 11, 2012 - alQaeda Terrorist Attack Kills 4 Americans

    09/20/2012 3:12:21 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    nuconvert, Fox
    Or, "AlQaeda Attack Kills 4 Americans on Sept. 11th Anniversary” Those are the headlines that Obama & his administration have been dodging. They don't want voters connecting Sept. 11th terrorist attacks with Obama. According to Charles Lane (Washington Post) and Stephen Hayes (Weekly Standard), the U.S. is "paying the price for weakness". Regarding Afghanistan, Lane said, "the exit strategy is now in trouble." Charles Krauthammer: "the black flag of alQaeda was raised over American embassies in Tunis, in Sudan, in Yemen, in Egypt and Libya" Obama's foreign policies have us PAYING THE PRICE FOR WEAKNESS.
  • Report: Ambassador Stevens Said He Was on an Al-Qaeda Hit List

    09/20/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sept. 20, 2012
    American intelligence officials insist that the attack on the Benghazi consulate was not pre-planned, but a new CNN report says that Ambassador Chris Stevens had expressed concerns about the safety of the mission in the months before his death. According to "a source familiar with his thinking," Stevens was worried about the growing threat of al-Qaeda and other extremists in Libya and even mentioned that he was on a terrorist "hit list."
  • Report: Terrorist Behind Ambassador Murder 'Ally of Sorts' to Obama Admin

    09/20/2012 12:49:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 19, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Tonight, Bret Baier of Fox News reported that intelligence sources believe that the mastermind of the al Qaeda attack on our Libyan consulate is one Sufyan Ben Qumu. Qumu was a tank driver in the Libyan army; he was a drug addict and spent time in prison. From there, he fled to Egypt, then went to Afghanistan and joined up with Osama Bin Laden. He later joined the Taliban, and was captured in Pakistan, then turned over to the United States. Qumu was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2007 to the Qaddafi-led Libyan government, on the condition that Libya and...
  • Napolitano Warns of Cybersecurity, Aviation Security, Threats by Homegrown Extremists

    09/19/2012 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies ^ | 09/19/2012 (12:30pm) | Mickey McCarter
    In an annual threat assessment hearing convened by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano indicated the three top concerns of her department were strengthening cybersecurity, maintaining aviation security and combating homegrown violent extremism. Under questioning by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), who was chairing his last threat hearing before his upcoming retirement from Congress, Napolitano confirmed that the Obama administration was hard at work on an executive order that would address some cybersecurity concerns in lieu of any legislation from Congress. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies have been...
  • A Benghazi power, Libya militia eyed in attack (Al Qaeda with a different name)

    09/18/2012 3:28:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    google ^ | 9/18/2012 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    Suspicion in last week's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans has focused on members of a hardcore Islamist militia known for its sympathies to al-Qaida, its fierce animosity to the U.S. and its intimidation of other Muslims who don't conform to its harsh ideology. That doesn't mean Libyan authorities will move against Ansar al-Shariah soon. The group is among the most powerful of the many, heavily armed militias that the government relies on to keep security in Benghazi. In fact, it guards one of Benghazi's main hospitals. Libya's militias are a legacy of last...
  • Eyewitnesses: no protest at U.S. consulate in Libya before attack began - over 125 armed men....

    09/18/2012 10:19:13 PM PDT · by Fred · 23 replies ^ | 091712 | William Najt
    A 27 year old Libyan security guard, that was present when the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya broke out, who asked that his name be withheld to protect his identity, was interviewed Thursday in the hospital where he is being treated for five shrapnel wounds in one leg and two bullet wounds in the other, and said that "all was quiet" prior to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and that there were no protesters before the attack began. He asked that the hospital where he is being treated not be identified for fear...

    09/18/2012 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Fred · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 091812 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    EDITORS' NOTE: According to a source close to Breitbart News and high up in the intelligence community, the Obama administration's policy following Muammar Gaddafi's death has been to keep a "low profile" during a chaotic time. For this reason, according to the source, American Marines were not stationed at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli or the American mission in Benghazi, as would typically have been the case. In the spirit of a "low profile," the administration didn't even want an American company in charge of private security. Blue Mountain, the British firm the State Department hired, was willing to abide...
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • Libyan President: Attack Premeditated, Al-Qaeda Involved, US Warned Beforehand

    09/18/2012 7:54:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies ^ | 9/18/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Libya's highest politician says the United States government was warned about a pending attack on its diplomatic staff three days before it took place. Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif says his government received word of the pending attack and passed that information to US diplomatic officials no later than 48 hours before the attack.
  • Jihad Teen Arrested for Plotting to Blow Up Chicago Bar

    09/15/2012 6:11:47 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    A Chicago teen was arrested in Chicago for trying to blow up a bar with a car bomb. News 9 reported: Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a phony car bomb. The U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Chicago announced the arrest Saturday and said the device was inert and...
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • Attack on US embassy in Benghazi pre-planned: Libyan Prez

    09/16/2012 10:08:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Mumbai First Post ^ | September 17, 2012
    The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi that killed American ambassador Chris Stevens was pre-planned and included foreigners, Libyan President said yesterday. President of Libya’s National Congress, Mohamed Magariaf, in an interview to the CBS news aired yesterday said his government has arrested about 50 people, some of which are foreigners and connected to al-Qaeda. “They entered Libya from different directions, and some of them definitely from Mali and Algeria,” he said. “These ugly deeds, criminal deeds were directed against them, the late ambassador, Chris Stevens, and his colleagues, does not represent in any way, in any sense, the...
  • Obama to Cut 131 Million Dollars from Embassy Security (Just Wow)

    09/16/2012 9:17:12 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 36 replies
    You have to give Obama credit, this is a man who knows how to deal with a crisis. Some nut like Mitt Romney would run around shooting Muslims from the hip, but Obama meets with his advisers and dutifully studies ways to make each and every crisis that much worse. Because that’s what good government is. Obama’s Sequestration Plan Would Cut $1.084 Billion From The State Department’s Diplomatic And Consular Program, Including $2 Million For The Protection Of Foreign Missions And Officials, And $129 Million For Embassy Security, Construction, And Maintenance. (“OMB Report Pursuant To The Sequestration Transparency Act Of...
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen urges Muslims to kill U.S. diplomats over film

    09/15/2012 10:43:09 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies ^ | 9/15/12 | reuters
    "Let the step of kicking out the embassies be a step towards liberating Muslim countries from the American hegemony," a statement posted on an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) website on Saturday said.
  • CURL: Obama’s protective press cordon

    09/16/2012 5:26:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    A full day after the U.S. ambassador to Libya was brutally killed by a Muslim mob, another mob attacked Mitt Romney. While armed only with pens and notebooks, the cabal meant to inflict the same outcome on the Republican’s presidential campaign. Protecting and defending President Obama through his failures and blunders and gaffes is a full-time job for America’s mainstream press corps — and they’re getting worried. So, they attacked the GOP nominee for his reaction to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s statement condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” Was that “appropriate”?...
  • Map of Countries Where Al Qaeda and Its Affiliates Operate

    09/16/2012 2:16:18 PM PDT · by Fpimentel · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 30, 2011 | MARK MAZZETTI, ERIC SCHMITT and ROBERT F. WORTH
    Al Qaeda has six regional branches and affiliations with at least 14 other terrorist groups. All together, the organizations have operations in almost 30 countries, according to research by IntelCenter, a Virginia-based organization that tracks terrorist groups.
  • Obama Ignores the Real Threat of Islamic Supremacists & Continues to Blame the Movie!

    09/16/2012 9:26:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-16-2012 | MOTUS
    It’s quite troublesome that the “the Middle East is burning” meme is still gaining traction. It’s really putting a chill on our celebrity fundraising season which is just kicking into high gear as we draw close to the second coming reelection. Meanwhile, our counter meme “It’s the MOVIE, stupid!” seems to be falling apart a little too fast. Just like in the movies, shit happensJust like in the movies, shit happens Now even the Libyans themselves seem to be blaming Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula for the attack on our consulate and the killing of our embassy staff instead...
  • Attack on US in Libya 'revenge' for Qaeda death: AQAP

    09/15/2012 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Fred · 13 replies
    Asia One ^ | 09/15/12 | afp
    DUBAI - Al-Qaeda said the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was in revenge for the killing of the network's number two Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, SITE Intelligence Group reported Saturday. "The killing of Sheikh Abu Yahya only increased the enthusiasm and determination of the sons of (Libyan independence hero) Omar al-Mokhtar to take revenge upon those who attack our Prophet," Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said in a statement, quoted by the US-based monitoring group. Al-Qaeda's Yemen-based offshoot did not claim direct responsibility for Tuesday's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed the US...
  • Official: No Marines in Libya at time of Benghazi attack

    09/15/2012 1:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2012 | Kristina Wong
    No U.S. Marines were in Libya when protesters stormed a diplomatic mission in the eastern city of Benghazi and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans late Tuesday, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday. The official’s comments contradict earlier reports of a small Marine presence at State Department facilities in the North African nation. The U.S. diplomatic compound breached Tuesday by Libyan protesters in Benghazi had a relatively light security posture compared to diplomatic facilities in other conflict zones. Marines are guarding diplomatic facilities in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, Defense Press Secretary George Little told reporters Thursday. “The...
  • Libyan, Once a Detainee, Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts (bin Qumu, al Qaeda leader of ambassador raid?)

    09/15/2012 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2011 | ROD NORDLAND and SCOTT SHANE
    (April 24, 2011) Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu was a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay prison, judged “a probable member of Al Qaeda” by the analysts there. They concluded in a newly disclosed 2005 assessment that his release would represent a “medium to high risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the U.S., its interests and allies.” Today, Mr. Qumu, 51, is a notable figure in the Libyan rebels’ fight to oust Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, reportedly a leader of a ragtag band of fighters known as the Darnah Brigade for his birthplace, this shabby port...
  • BREAKING!! Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Benghazi attack

    09/15/2012 7:44:31 AM PDT · by barryobi · 22 replies
    afp ^ | 9/15/2012 | afp
    AL-Qaeda said the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya was in revenge for the killing of the network's number two Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, SITE Intelligence Group reported. "The killing of Sheikh Abu Yahya only increased the enthusiasm and determination of the sons of (Libyan independence hero) Omar al-Mokhtar to take revenge upon those who attack our Prophet," said al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said in a statement, quoted by the US-based monitoring group. Al-Qaida's Yemen-based offshoot did not claim direct responsibility for Tuesday's attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador to...
  • 6/6/12 Attack at US Consulate in Benghazi by Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman

    09/15/2012 6:47:15 AM PDT · by barryobi · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 09/15/2012 | yt
    The Brigades of the Imprisoned Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, which claimed the June 6, 2012, bombing of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, released a video of what it says is the attack. In a communiqué posted on jihadist forums on June 11, the group reported that its fighters planted an explosive in the wall of the consulate, the blasting of which injured a number of guards. It added that the attack came in response to the drone strike on al-Qaeda official Abu Yahya al-Libi in North Waziristan, and also in response to American drones flying in Libyan skies.
  • Outrage builds as Egypt presses for release of blind sheik behind '93 WTC attack (July 2012)

    09/15/2012 5:54:27 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 33 replies ^ | July 03, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Egypt's new government is sparking growing outrage in the U.S. for its attempts to win the release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In Cairo, President-elect Mohamed Morsi proclaimed to hundreds of thousands of supporters in Tahir Square on Friday that he will gain the release of Rahman, who is in a federal prison in North Carolina after having been convicted of masterminding the bombing that killed six and unsuccessfully plotting to blow up other landmarks, including the United Nations. Although a U.S. official told the sheik will...
  • Mali's Islamist warlord declares war on the West

    08/20/2012 1:03:05 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 15 replies ^ | 20AUG12 | Lindsey Hilsum
    A militant Islamist leader whose forces have just conquered two-thirds of the West African state of Mali vows to launch holy war against the West. Omar Ould Hamaha, the military commander of Ansar Dine, or "Defenders of the Faith", which has scored a stunning victory in Mali against the failed state's armed forces, now controls a region larger than France which includes three paved runways that could be used to fly in weapons or drugs. He said: "Even if they (western forces) don't come here, when we have finished conquering France, we will come to the USA, we will come...
  • Internal rift led to Osama killing: Saudi paper

    05/06/2011 4:40:44 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 7 replies
    Geo News ^ | Thursday, May 05, 2011
    RIYADH: US troops were led to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by his own deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, because of a simmering internal power struggle, a Saudi newspaper reported on Thursday. Al-Watan newspaper, quoting an unnamed "regional source," said the top two Al-Qaeda men had differences and that a courier who led US forces to bin Laden was working for Zawahiri. The courier was a Pakistan national and not a Kuwaiti as the US suspected, Al-Watan said. The man knew he was being followed by the US military but disguised the fact. "The Egyptian faction of Al-Qaeda is defacto running the...
  • Video: Carney Gives Two Different Answers on Libya Attacks Within 45 Minutes

    09/14/2012 6:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 14, 2012 | Guy Benson
    As you'll recall, I was very skeptical this morning of initial US government assertions that there was "no intelligence" indicating the deadly Benghazi raid was premeditated or planned in advance.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeated this heavily-parsed denial at his briefing today (note that he appears to be reading a verbatim statement), only to give a markedly different answer just 45 minutes later:   Carney Contradicts On Whether There Was Advance Warning Of Embassy AttacksABC's Jake Tapper notes that the Defense Secretary briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the attack, telling Senators that the US Government believes...

    09/14/2012 4:42:03 PM PDT · by lasereye · 74 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 14, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Someone had better roust Barack Obama from whatever fundraiser he is attending at the moment and let him know there is a crisis going on. The State Department is belatedly trying to secure our embassies and consulates around the world; in the meantime, rioters swarmed over the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, tore down the American flag and replaced it with the black flag of al Qaeda.
  • Al Qaeda Plants Its Flag in Libya (10 months ago)

    09/14/2012 12:59:33 PM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies ^ | October 28th, 2012 | Staff
    It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It’s the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libya’s equivalent of Egypt’s Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, media center from which to tell foreign journalists about their “fight for freedom.” But according to multiple eyewitnesses—myself included—one can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazi’s courthouse. According to one Benghazi resident, Islamists are driving...
  • Black Flag of Islam Flies Over US Embassy in Tunisia as Attacks on America Continue Around the Globe

    09/14/2012 1:23:16 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 40 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | Leader Staff.
    A black Islamic flag is currently flying over the U.S. embassy in Tunisia after it had been stormed by an angry mob of protesters, who were upset over an anti-Islam film that was made by Americans. This is just one of many incidents occurring around the world today, in which Americans are being targeted. In Tunis, the mob overran the compound, scaling walls and setting fire to trees before tearing down the American flag and replacing it with a symbol of Islam. It is not thought that any U.S. staff were actually in the embassy in Tunis. An American school...
  • Al Qaeda regional branch's No. 2 killed in airstrike officials say (Yemem Monday 9-10-12)

    09/14/2012 12:43:02 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 4 replies
    FOX NEWS/AP ^ | September 10, 2012 | FOX NEWS/AP
    Security forces in Yemen have killed Said al-Shihri, described as the second-in-command of a regional branch of Al Qaeda, senior U.S. and Yemeni officials say. Al-Shihri's death is a major blow to the militant group. The U.S. officials said Saeed al-Shihri was killed, but could not confirm any U.S. involvement in the airstrike Monday that Yemeni leaders say killed the terrorist and five others. Yemeni officials said the missile that killed al-Shihri was believed to have been fired by a U.S.-operated, unmanned drone aircraft. The U.S. doesn't usually comment on such attacks although it has used drones in the past...
  • Libya: Obama's 'Fundamental Problem'

    09/14/2012 7:38:47 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 3 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-13 07:27:44 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:President Obama has certainly stepped in it where Libya is concerned. He and our NATO allies inserted themselves in the middle of Libya's civil war, between the Gaddafi regime - which suspended its nuclear program fearing what the administration of George W. Bush might do - and Islamic rebels with known ties to al Qaeda.Obama sided with the rebels.Condemn the terrorist though he may, Obama owns them. The Arab Spring will forever be associated with him and the feckless "international community" on whose behalf he surrendered American interests - and lives.A Libyan jihadist splinter group is responsible for...
  • September Surprise (Oliver North on Libya & Egypt)

    09/13/2012 5:50:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 14, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — The storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the brutal murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, produced chaos this week in the so-called mainstream media. Instead of asking about how the heck this could happen in the aftermath of the Obama administration's Arab Spring euphoria, "reporters" started looking for scapegoats. The potentates of the press first focused their ire on something few of them even had seen — a puerile Internet video titled "Innocence of Muslims" — and then they turned their guns on Republican presidential...
  • On Eve of 'Million Muslim March' Against U.S., Al Qaeda Leader Calls for Hostage-Taking

    09/13/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    Thursday, September 13, 2012 | Kristinn
    Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri issued an audiotape this week that calls for the kidnapping of citizens of countries fighting Islamic terrorism to faciliate a prisoner exchange.Zawahiri's call came on the eve of the anti-American Million Muslim March and 'day of rage' in Cairo and other Arab capitals on Friday.Zawahiri's remarks were translated and posted by MEMRI.Ayman Al-Zawahiri: "Allah willing, he (American hostage Warren Weinstein) will not win his freedom until our prisoners are free, and first and foremost, Omar Abd Al-Rahman, Aafia Sidiqqui, Hasnaa, the widow of Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir, and Khaled Sheik Muhammad. "We urge Muslims to capture...
  • Zawahiri confirms death of Al-Qaeda deputy

    09/13/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 5 replies
    Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a video coinciding with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, confirming for the first time the death of his deputy, US monitors said. The 42-minute video is Zawahiri's first release in three months, and confirms that Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal area on June 4, according to SITE and IntelCenter. **SNIP** Zawahiri does single out US President Barack Obama for being a "liar" who was elected to "trick" Muslims around the world, but who nevertheless is "being defeated in Afghanistan". He also mentions Warren Weinstein,...
  • Hassan Sheikh Mohamud: Somalia’s new president profiled

    09/13/2012 12:09:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 11 September 2012 | Last updated at 10:07 ET
    Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's dogged determination not to give up on Somalia despite years of conflict, warlordism, piracy and Islamist insurgency has finally paid off. The peace activist and educational campaigner remained in Somalia throughout the 21-year civil war, unlike many other Somali intellectuals. … Described as a moderate Islamist, Mr. Mohamud is also said to have been close to the Union of Islamist Courts (UIC). … He also has links with al-Islah, the Somali branch of the Muslim brotherhood, which was vital in rebuilding the education system in the wake of the clan conflicts. …
  • Video: Egypt's Mursi implicated in murder of U.S. Ambassador?

    09/13/2012 9:17:04 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 7 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/13/12 | Walid Shoebat
    There have been questions raised about whether the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya was done in conjunction with the attacks on the Embassy in Cairo. This video brings us closer to answering that question. In fact, it not only points to the same attackers but possibly to Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi himself. Fast forward to the 1:15 mark in this video (if you don’t understand Arabic). Watch as the raw footage of a firefight in Benghazi is taking place. The news report loops the relevant portion of an exchange between gunmen, in which one can be heard, saying,...
  • Thanks Obama –The Terrorists You Used To Topple Regimes Are Now Attacking Our Embassies

    09/13/2012 6:00:42 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    American Dream ^ | Septembe 12, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    Many of us tried to warn Barack Obama that using militants from al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations to overthrow governments in the Middle East would not end well. The Obama administration has been so determined to get rid of some of these dictators in the Middle East that they have not even really stopped to think about who would be replacing them. Our leaders assured us that those opposed to Mubarak and Gaddafi were "freedom fighters" that just wanted "liberty" and "democracy" in those countries. Well, of course it turns out that the folks that took control of both Egypt...
  • One of Culprits behind Egyptian Embassy attack scheduled to visit U.S. next week

    09/13/2012 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 7 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/13/12 | Walid Shoebat
    The attacks on U.S. Embassies had very little to do with the latest film and much more to do with the old story of the Muhammad Cartoon and the failure of Muslims to prosecute internationally the culprits who drew the Muhammad cartoons. This will be another attempt to change the laws globally. Wisam Abdul Waris of Dar Al-Hekma (House of Wisdom) – about whom the Nour Salafist party announced publicly that its call to demonstrate was in support of – began a call to push for the passage of laws to be placed in the Egyptian Constitution – as well...
  • Lebanese paper report - Murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya reportedly raped

    09/12/2012 10:19:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 9-13-12 | Kerry Picket
    According to the Lebanese news organization, citing AFP news sources, U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who was killed by gunmen that stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday, was reportedly raped before being murdered. A news report made by the Libyan Free Press is also reporting that Ambassador Stevens was sodomized before he was killed: "Libya - USA Ambassador in Bengazi sodomized and killed by his own al-Qaeda puppets."
  • Al Qaeda Releases New Video of American Hostage

    09/13/2012 5:00:43 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Al Qaeda has released a new video of American hostage Warren Weinstein delivering a personal message to Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. In the video, Weinstein, 71, believed to be held in the tribal regions along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, appears healthy and calm, speaking in a soft, controlled manner.
  • PICKET:Lebanese paper report - Murdered U.S. Ambassador to Libya reportedly raped

    According to the Lebanese news organization, citing AFP news sources, U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who was killed by gunmen that stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday, was reportedly raped before being murdered. A google translation of the report says : *** A news report made by the Libyan Free Press is also reporting that Ambassador Stevens was sodomized before he was killed: "Libya - USA Ambassador in Bengazi sodomized and killed by his own al-Qaeda puppets."