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  • UN Official, Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Army (May 2013 story)

    Testimony from victims now strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin Nerve Gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior UN diplomat said Monday. Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent. But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she added...
  • US Govt In Turmoil Over ‘Big New Al-Qaeda Plot’ While obama-funds-them/

    08/05/2013 6:13:16 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 10 replies ^ | 08/04/2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    US Govt In Turmoil Over ‘Big New Al-Qaeda Plot’ While Obama Funds Them Anthony Gucciardi by Anthony Gucciardi August 4th, 2013 Updated 08/04/2013 at 5:17 pm The mainstream media is reporting on the latest ‘big terror’ threat from al-Qaeda that is apparently the ‘most significant’ threat in years, yet they simultaneously fail to mention that the Obama administration is all the while funding al-Qaeda through arming and financing Syrian rebels that have major ties to the group. obama-funding-al-qaedaSurely this essential point is at least worth mentioning when you consider the fact that Obama even initiated the large-scale arming of the...
  • The Daily Maverick and the Dockrats: Is Al-Qaeda really ‘alive and well’ in SA?

    06/16/2013 7:42:14 PM PDT · by AfricaDesk · 31 replies
    Daily Maverick ^ | 17 June 2013 | AfricaDesk
    The  latest US State Department Human Rights Report on South Africa gave the country a near clean bill of health which is in stark contrast to the reality of what is going on there. Perhaps the Obama’s want to see “Madiba” one last time before he dies and the country no longer holds any interest for them or perhaps the President enjoys being around a Government that rearranges reailty in much the same way as he does. In truth South Africa is a dangerous place both for local minorities and for Americans.
  • Past ties between Gadhafi, Farrakhan, Obama, U.S. Muslim groups raising questions

    03/29/2011 2:44:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 80 replies ^ | March 29, 2011
    WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama sought Monday to explain to the nation the U.S. military action in Libya which he authorized, past associations between Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and U.S. Muslim organizations, some of which have been linked to Obama, are attracting attention. Thus far mainstream political and media figures are not making an issue of those associations, but longtime observers of the Washington political scene are taking note. In 2009, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked the Libyan ruler for what was estimated to be tens of millions of dollars to distribute one million copies of the...
  • U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion (now NYT calls it the war on terror!)

    12/27/2009 10:30:12 PM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies · 493+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/27/09 | By ERIC SCHMITT and ROBERT F. WORTH
    In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen. A year ago, the Central Intelligence Agency sent several of its top field operatives with counterterrorism experience to the country, according a former top agency official. At the same time, some of the most secretive Special Operations commandos have begun training Yemeni security forces in counterterrorism tactics, senior military officers said. The Pentagon is spending more than $70 million over the next 18 months, and using teams of Special Forces, to train and equip Yemeni military,...
  • White House: Failed plane attack an attempted act of terrorism(Obama told 3 HOURS AFTER PLANE LANDS)

    12/25/2009 6:01:47 PM PST · by Brytani · 640 replies · 18,876+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2009 | Scott Butterworth and Spencer S. Hsu
    A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism. The FBI is investigating and President Obama, celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, was told of the incident about three hours after the plane landed, officials said. Obama has told White House officials that all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel, a spokesman said. Nevertheless, officials said, they are not prepared to raise the terrorism alert level, currently at orange -- or the second-highest of five levels -- for domestic and international air travel.
  • Fort Hood Texas Shootings Archives (part2)

    11/21/2009 12:25:53 AM PST · by Freedom2specul8 · 61 replies · 2,570+ views
    multiple | November 21, 2009
    Fort Hood Texas Shootings Free Republic Archives PART IIORIGINAL Fort Hood Archives... If you create a new thread, feel free to post a link to it here as well. If you post a link, you don't have to ping it to me..just take my name out of the ping field. The last time it filled my ping box pretty fast. My thanks to ALL who helped create the previous thread. Our prayers Continue...... Fort Hood's Fallen HeroesBy Freeper La Enchiladita...
  • US strike in Syria "decapitated" al Qaeda's facilitation network

    10/28/2008 6:29:22 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 71 replies · 2,163+ views
    Long War Journal ^ | October 27, 2008 4:51 PM | Bill Roggio
    Al Qaeda leader Abu Ghadiya was killed in yesterday's strike inside Syria, a senior US military intelligence official told The Long War Journal. But US special operations forces also inflicted a major blow to al Qaeda's foreign fighter network based in Syria. The entire senior leadership of Ghadiya's network was also killed in the raid, the official stated. Ghadiya was the leader of al Qaeda extensive network that funnels foreign fighters, weapons, and cash from Syria into Iraq along the entire length of the Syrian border. Ghadiya was first identified as the target of the raid inside Syria late last...
  • Lebanese Army Battles Militants in Camp

    06/01/2007 12:17:53 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 11 replies · 281+ views
    Wash Post ^ | June 1, 2007 | BASSEM MROUE
    TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Lebanese tanks and armored vehicles battled their way into the outer neighborhoods of a Palestinian refugee camp Friday in some of the heaviest fighting since violence broke out between the military and al-Qaida-inspired militants nearly two weeks ago. The military demanded the Fatah Islam fighters holed up in the Nahr el-Bared camp in northern Lebanon surrender and promised to pursue them if they didn't. Two Lebanese soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in Friday's fighting, according to security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to address the media. They said a...
  • GSPC in Algeria Announces New Name: "Al-Qaida in the Land of the Islamic Maghrib"

    01/26/2007 10:27:27 AM PST · by BigFinn · 8 replies · 277+ views
    CounterTerrorismBlog ^ | January 26, 2007 | By Evan Kohlmann
    The Algerian Salafist Group for Prayer and Combat (GSPC) has issued a new statement today officially announcing a change in name for the group to "Al-Qaida in the Land of the Islamic Maghrib." According to the statement, the decision to adopt the Al-Qaida moniker was made "as an indication of the group's vibrancy, the strength of its coalition [with Usama Bin Laden], and the sincerity of the link between the mujahideen in Algeria, and other brothers from the Al-Qaida organization." On September 14, 2006, the GSPC declared its initial intention to merge with Al-Qaida, but continued unabated in using its...
  • International Terrorist Reveals Secrets (Moderate Islam leads to radicalism)

    11/30/2005 10:50:00 AM PST · by jb6 · 17 replies · 1,319+ views
    The Moscow News ^ | 30.11.05 Wednesday | Bakhtiyar Akhmedkhanov
    Shukhrat Masirokhunov met with Osama bin Laden, was trained by Khattab, recruited mujaheddin and fought Americans in Afghanistan. He also has firsthand knowledge about the situation in Chechnya A Tashkent city court delivered a guilty verdict against members of the Akromiylar movement who took part in the Andizhan events (May, 12-13, 2005). The authorities allege that militants from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) were also involved. Shukhrat Masirokhunov, 34, a former chief of the IMU counterintelligence service who was extradited from Pakistan several months ago, is now awaiting trial in Tashkent. He faces 20 years in prison. It is...

    07/05/2005 11:18:06 AM PDT · by jb6 · 1 replies · 254+ views
    "Azerbaijan ... served as a logistic hub for international mujahidin with ties to terrorist groups, some of whom supported the Chechen insurgency in Russia" (The US Department of State: Patterns of Global Terrorism 1999) Based on the text by the Research & Information Office of the Armenian Assembly of America ( "Azerbaijan And Islamic Terrorism," September 2001. Picture: Osama bin Laden, the world's No. 1 terrorist suspect. Azerbaijani authorities cooperated with Osama bin Laden by providing his terrorists — operating in Chechnya — logistical support, intelligence, and shelter. In turn, bin Laden promised the Baku authorities to aid Azerbaijan if...
  • A civil war in Iraq? Guess what, its already started.

    12/14/2004 7:12:12 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 2 replies · 294+ views ^ | 12-13-2004 |
    A civil war in Iraq? Guess what, it has already started. In my quest for news on Iraq, I read the daily dope on how the insurgents are trying to derail January elections. There has been at least one of these stories a day for the past two months. In many of these cut and paste jouralistic gems include an ominous line or two about the potential for civil war in Iraq. I am here to tell you that the war for Iraq not only started, but is gaining momemtum. What the Insurgents have found to be most effective in...
  • Swedish Guantanamo prisoner released - time line

    07/09/2004 3:31:44 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies · 608+ views
    Svenska Dagbladet (paper edition) ^ | 9 July 2004 | Carl Hjelm
    [A Swedish citizen who was held at the Guantanamo base has been released. The following is a rough translation of his history as published in the paper edition of Svenska Dagbladet 9 July 2004 - my comments in square brackets, ScaniaBoy] • Mehdi Muhammed Ghezali was born in Stockholm 1979 as an Algerian citizen. • 1983 the family moved to Örebro [small town west of Stockholm] • Ghezali received good grades during his first years in senior school (high school) • His main interest was football and he told his friends he intended to move to Portugal or Spain to...
  • Saudis blame al-Qaida for blasts

    11/09/2003 8:43:49 AM PST · by stylin_geek · 23 replies · 465+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11-9/2003 | MSNBC Staff and wire reports
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 9 — Saudi officials pointed to al-Qaida on Sunday as responsible for a suicide car bombing that devastated a Riyadh housing complex, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 120. RUBBLE, BROKEN glass, splintered furniture and charred, twisted hunks of metal covered the scene of Saturday’s attack, in which militants — possibly disguised as police — shot their way into the compound in the upscale neighborhood before detonating at least one vehicle packed with explosives. The attack was similar in style to a deadly suicide bombing of another Riyadh housing complex in May, also...
  • "Are Democrats the New Tories?"

    10/20/2003 8:06:44 AM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 32 replies · 270+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 10/20/2003 | Jon Alvarez
    "Are Democrats the New Tories?" by Jon Alvarez Are Democrats the new Tories? In light of recent events concerning the war on terrorism, it would appear so. The Tories of the Revolutionary Era--or Loyalists as some called them-- chose to side with the British insteard of their fellow colonists. By siding against American interests in the war on terror, Democrats and their allies have taken on the role of the Tories. History will not look favorably upon the Democrats due to their constant opposition to efforts to ensure American success in Iraq. The Tories of the Revolutionary War period were...
  • It's Time To Wake Up, Again (Wake UP America!)

    09/29/2003 8:36:33 AM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 15 replies · 354+ views
    Renew America ^ | 09/29/2003 | Jon Alvarez
    It's Time To Wake Up, Again by Jon Alvarez Wake up America! We're falling asleep again. I say this because people I talk to, letters printed in local papers, and poll numbers all indicate that Americans have already fallen back into their old routines. Who could have ever imagined that within two years of 9/11 President Bush would appear vulnerable to a Democratic Surrender Monkey? Who could have imagined that terrorism would not be at the top of the list of American concerns? Since 9/11 we have been in a state of war, yet the media and the Democrats have...
  • The Iraq -- Al Qaeda Connections (PROOF)

    09/25/2003 1:37:22 PM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 6 replies · 376+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | Richard Miniter
    ...That is why is important to remember why we fight in Iraq -- and who we fight. Indeed, many of those sniping at U.S. troops are al Qaeda terrorists operating inside Iraq. And many of bin Laden's men were in Iraq prior to the liberation. A wealth of evidence on the public record -- from government reports and congressional testimony to news accounts from major newspapers -- attests to longstanding ties between bin Laden and Saddam going back to 1994. Those who try to whitewash Saddam's record don't dispute this evidence; they just ignore it. So let's review the evidence,...
  • Democratic Surrender Monkeys, The Party of Islam, and 2004

    09/23/2003 10:25:57 AM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 30 replies · 800+ views
    Renew America ^ | 9/23/2003 | Jon Alvarez
    Democratic Surrender Monkeys, The Party of Islam, and 2004 by Jon Alvarez We've witnessed the bowing of the Democratic Party to the anti-war radicals in this country, what many Americans aren't aware of is how the Democratic Party has become the Party of Islam. As we approach the election of 2004, Muslim organizations such as CAIR and the AMC have vowed to throw their support behind any Democratic candidate in order to defeat President Bush and his war on terror. Of course, Al-Quada and every other major terrorist organization are also rooting for a Democratic victory over President Bush. Do...
  • Lawmakers: Irans rulers need to go.

    05/25/2003 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Sonny M · 6 replies · 196+ views
    Associated Press | May 25, 2003 | William C. Mann
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran's hard-line government, accused by the Bush administration of harboring top al-Qaida members, poses a big problem for the United States and should be replaced, lawmakers said Sunday. Democrats and Republicans urged extreme care in working toward that end, in order to avoid fomenting an anti-American reaction among Iranians who admire the U.S. way of life. In Tehran, Iran's foreign minister insisted his country does not and would not shelter al-Qaida terrorists, and even has jailed some members of Osama bin Laden's network and plans to prosecute them. ''Iran has been the pioneer in fighting al-Qaida terrorists,...