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  • CAIR steps into refugee debate in Redlands, CA (10/15/2015)

    12/03/2015 3:29:18 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Refugee Settlement Watch ^ | 10/15/2015 | Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 15, 2015
    We told you the other day that concerned citizens have stepped forward in Redlands, CA to question their local elected government about any plans they might have heard about to resettle refugees in Redlands.  Of special concern are the Syrian Muslims now expected to arrive in large numbers in the coming months.This is new…. CAIR is the Council on American Islamic Relations and is active (and makes news) in demanding rights for Muslims in America.  However, it is only recently that they have become publicly involved in the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department as we told you about...
  • How 9/11 mastermind revealed to mafia capo an Al Qaeda plot to bring down airliner

    04/16/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 14, 2013 | Laura Collins
    The FBI had advance warning of an al-Qaeda plot to bring down a commercial airliner on American soil just weeks before the 1996 TWA 800 crash that claimed 230 civilian lives. Now, a series of previously-confidential FBI documents obtained by investigative journalist Peter Lance and seen by MailOnline, provide compelling evidence that the crash was an act of terror orchestrated by the man now believed by many to be the true architect of 9/11. Speaking to MailOnline Lance said: Who wants to have an act of terror on their watch especially an act of terror where an argument could be...
  • Disclosures Pried From Government Strongly Suggest Terrorist Awlaki Was an Informant

    10/03/2014 9:30:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-2-14 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    New evidence pried from the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) proves the point I have posited here at Ordered Liberty: The federal government willfully intervened on behalf of al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki on October 10, 2002, undoing his arrest on felony fraud charges when he was detained at JFK International Airport in New York, and allowing him to walk away with a Saudi handler. As I argued over two years ago, the governments story to the contrary viz., that it was moved by sheer coincidence on the eve of Awlakis arrival to pull the plug...
  • Kiev Junta joining AQ?

    05/17/2014 10:06:27 AM PDT · by varmintman · 20 replies
    New Eastern Outlook ^ | Gordon Duff
    NATO believes they are setting up a base of operations against Russia in the Ukraine. Saudi Arabia is recruiting jihadists from across Europe, with 5000 to be in Ukraine, armed and trained both in Poland and Ukraine, in a month. However, command of this force falls, not to Kiev or even Langley but to the most extreme elements fighting in Syria and Iraq. NATO and now Saudi Arabia are establishing the Ukraine as a base of operations for Al Qaeda, AQIU (Al Qaeda In Ukraine). Many of those recruited are from veterans of the Syrian war, having survived the infighting...
  • Chemical Weapons: Western Alliance and Israel continue to Support Al Qaeda Affiliated Rebels

    10/11/2013 4:09:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/11/2013 | Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
    Amply documented the Al Nusrah rebels are in possession of chemical weapons. In an unusual twist, An August 9, 2013 UPI report intimates that the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Nusrah rebels rather than the Syrian government constitute a threat to the security of Israel, an absurd proposition. And that Israel, so to speak, fears that chemical weapons might fall in the wrong hands. Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have broken through rebel forces encircling the northern city of Aleppo to secure a major chemical weapons base that, if they can hold it, will be a big help to...
  • Former Intelligence Analyst: "Al-Qaeda's Bigger Now Than It Ever Has Been"

    10/04/2013 9:16:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 4, 2013 | Nicole Bailey
    Al-Qaeda has now welcomed al-Shabab--the group responsible for the Kenya mall attack--into its ranks. Despite the targeted US killing of al-Qaeda leaders, more and more terrorist groups are joining the al-Qaeda network and expanding membership - what led former Australian intelligence analyst Leah Farrell to say, "al-Qaeda's bigger now than it ever has been." Both Osama bin Laden's death and the Arab Spring unrest allowed the al-Qaeda network to grow much stronger.
  • An Unidentified Naval Officer's Opinion on Syria

    09/02/2013 3:25:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 1, 2013 | John Fund
    No further comment required . . . a picture speaks volumes.
  • Drawing an Al-Qaeda Red Line

    09/07/2013 6:20:09 AM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept. 7, 2013 | Andrew MCcarthy
    Have you noticed who exactly the opposing camps are in Syrias civil war the aspect that the side chomping at the bit for American military intervention would prefer not to discuss? In one corner, we have Bashar Assad. Unlike President Obama and his minions, who spent their first couple of years empowering Assad Obama reopening diplomatic ties, Hillary pronouncing him a valiant reformer, Pelosi huddling with him, Kerry wining and dining him many of us alleged isolationists on the right were never under any illusions about him. Assad is an anti-U.S. thug, the junior partner of Iran,...
  • Terrorists try to join the CIA

    09/02/2013 8:12:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies ^ | 9-2-13 | Peter Mucha
    Infiltration by people with ties to terrorist groups is a major worry at the CIA, according to a Washington Post report. Some job seekers were found to have connections to groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah and al-Qaeda, and the agency apparently has millions of dollars targeted at investigating its own staff, according to a classified budget document obtained by the Post from ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Among job applicants with questionable backgrounds, about one-fifth had significant terrorist and/or hostile intelligence connections, according to the document.
  • Islamists execute 15-year-old Syrian boy for heresy

    06/10/2013 8:07:53 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/10/13 | Reuters
    Islamists said to execute 15-year-old Syrian boy for heresy AMMAN (Reuters) - Members of an al Qaeda-linked Islamist group in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo executed a 15-year-old boy in front of his parents on Sunday as punishment for what the group regarded as a heretical comment, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Mohammad Qataa was shot in the face and neck a day after being seized, said the pro-opposition monitoring group, which is based in Britain and uses a network of observers across Syria. "The Observatory cannot ignore these crimes, which only serve the enemies of the...
  • Should U. S. have operated jointly with Israel against Syria? (missile arsenals, WMDs)

    05/26/2013 10:11:30 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 12 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | May 24, 2013 / 15 Sivan, 5773 | Caroline B. Glick
    Israel -- and by extention, the West -- owes the Syrian dictator, BIG time. But why is Obama ignoring his lessons? (snip) ... Homeland Security Minister Gilad Erdan has been warning repeatedly that it is certain that Israeli population centers will be hit by Syrian ballistic missiles ... (snip) ... the second danger is that the weapons in Syria will proliferate far and wide. US officials have already admitted that they have lost track of much of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. (snip) The party most responsible for the barbarous, protracted Syrian civil war that will almost certainly drag Israel into...
  • Picture of Al Qaeda Assassination Plot Emerges

    09/18/2012 9:00:15 AM PDT · by arthurus · 7 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 18 September 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    The Obama administrations continuing efforts to maintain the narrative that murder of our ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and his three staff members was part of a spontaneous demonstration inspired by a very offensive video took another hit yesterday. The Debka File is reporting that the executions were part of a carefully orchestrated plan carried out by well-trained al-Qaeda operatives. The 20-man assassination team was given its orders by the terrorist organizations leader, Ayman al Zawahiri. The assassins were all Libyans who had been serving sentences for terrorism under Muammar Qaddafis rule. They were freed when Qaddafi was overthrown.The motive...
  • 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. Its the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libyas equivalent of Egypts 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 eyewitnessesmyself includedone can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazis courthouse. According to one Benghazi resident, Islamists are driving...
  • U.S. senators: Al Qaeda calls for 'electronic jihad'

    05/27/2012 1:08:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    An al Qaeda video calling for "electronic jihad" illustrates the urgent need for cybersecurity standards for the most critical networks in the United States, a group of senators said. The video calls for cyberattacks against networks such as the electric grid and compares vulnerabilities in the United States' critical cyber networks to the vulnerabilities in the country's aviation system before 9/11, according to a statement Tuesday from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. "This is the clearest evidence we've seen that Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups want to attack the cyber systems of our critical infrastructure,"...
  • Our foreign policy on Syria is the same as al-Qaeda's something isn't right here

    Al-Zawahiri, chief of al-Qaeda, has pledged his terrorist organisations support for the rebels in Syria. How reassuring to see therefore, that our very own Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and al-Qaeda are on the same side. Quite a triumph for foreign policy that: discovering that we share one of the main aims of the international jihadist gang we have been trying to exterminate for the last decade. Naturally, the bien pensants, the neocons and the obsessive democrats in the West notably in the BBC and whole sections of the press are all on the side of the Syrian rebels....
  • Al-Qaida chief backs Syrian uprising, calls on Muslims to support rebels trying to oust Assad

    02/12/2012 6:45:35 AM PST · by kronos77 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    BAGHDAD Al-Qaidas chief has called on Muslims from other countries to support rebels in Syria seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad, saying they cannot depend on the West for help. Ayman al-Zawahri, in a videotaped statement released late Saturday, asked Muslims in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to join the uprising against Assads pernicious, cancerous regime. All four states border Syria. 0 Comments Weigh In Corrections? A senior Iraqi security official also told the Associated Press on Saturday that intelligence over the last four months has revealed a flow of al-Qaida-linked fighters from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul...
  • Islamic militants among prisoners freed from Libyan jail

    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Hundreds of Islamist militants were among the prisoners freed from a notorious Tripoli prison this week, according to a former Libyan jihadist. The freed militants had been imprisoned in Tripoli's Abu Salim prison by Moammar Gadhafi's regime during the height of the insurgency in Iraq, according to Noman Benotman, once a senior figure in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. Benotman said he believes as many as 600 militants may have been among the prison population at Abu Salim. It's not known how many prisoners were held in the vast facility. Human Rights Watch said Gadhafi's prisons...
  • Annals of the Arab Spring: Al-Qaeda Launches from Egypt to Attack Israel

    08/23/2011 12:44:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/21/2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    Tension is mounting as Israel comes to grips with the new reality of Islamist Egypt. On Thursday, a team of 15 to 20 armed al-Qaeda terrorists (members of the Palestinian Popular Committees, an al-Qaeda affiliate) snaked through tunnels from Gaza to Sinai. From there, they hiked 200 kilometers over land, either ignored or facilitated by Egyptian army forces. They were thus able to sneak into Israel through the porous border at Eilat porous because Israel has not needed to worry much about its Egyptian border for the last 30 years. At around noon, the terrorists took up positions along...
  • Media Matters pivots, in order to double down on Gadahn's 'fully automatic' lie

    06/09/2011 4:45:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 June, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    People with any familiarity with guns raised an amused eyebrow at American-born Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn's claim that at gun shows in the U.S., one could buy "a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card." Fully automatic firearms are, of course, very heavily regulated in the U.S. The inconvenient little fact of Gadahn's lie was not enough to stop various "gun control" groups from milking this new "crisis" for all it's worth (although they did eventually start to simply omit mention of the "fully automatic" part). Rabidly anti-gun...
  • Muammar Gaddafi's youngest son, 3 grandchildren killed in NATO airstrike

    05/01/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 28 replies
    Tripoli: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his wife survived a NATO air strike that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi and three grandchildren. Hours after NATO rejected Gaddafi's offer for a ceasefire and negotiations, Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said on Sunday that the house of Saif al-Arab, one of the Libyan dictator's seven sons, was attacked on Saturday night with full power. "This was a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country. This is not permitted by international law. It is not permitted by any moral code or principle. What we have now is the law...
  • Russia says willing to open dialogue with Taliban

    MOSCOW | Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:47pm IST (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was open to dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Interfax reported, echoing the U.S. position aimed at ensuring regional stability as Washington prepares to pull out its troops. Russia fears the withdrawal of 100,000 U.S. troops, scheduled to begin in July, will leave a power vacuum in Afghanistan, allowing militants to filter into the oil and gas-producing countries of former Soviet Central Asia. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in February that the United States was mounting a "diplomatic surge" to end the war,...
  • Glenn Beck: Good Muslim Al Queda Veterans Fight for Free Libya

    I think Glenn Beck has it right. American and Global leftists, Marxists, Socialists, Communists, radical labor, Globalists (George Soros) and Islamists unite to create global chaos under the banner of democracy (whatever the heck that means, as in Democratic Republic or Peoples Republic). Al Jazeeras favorite Jihad imam host who preaches that Hitler rightfully punished the Jews for their sins returns to Egypt to declare Islam will retake Jerusalem, Jimmy I (heart) Palestine Carter says the Muslim dominate the world Brotherhood is secular and harmless, while in a video recommended to me by a Ron Paul supporterDavid Duke says Egyptians...
  • Glenn Beck: U.S. Unwittingly Aiding Al Qaeda in Libya?

    Well, we have this interesting tidbit now from Time Magazine. The Obama administration knows that Al Qaeda is active in Libya. Quote, "Obama and his aids know that they are taking a big risk. It's a huge gamble says the senior administration official." Really? "The administration knows, for example, that Al Qaeda, which has active cells in Libya will try to exploit the power of vacuum that will come with a weak or ousted Qaddafi." Hmm. This is exactly what we said would happen. Time mentioned that we may actually be helping the terrorists with this air campaign. After all,...
  • Al Qaeda's North African wing says it backs Libya uprising

    (CNN) -- Al Qaeda's North African wing has said "it will do whatever we can to help" the uprising in Libya, according to a statement the militant group posted on jihadist websites The statement by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was posted Thursday, said SITE, a terrorist-tracking organization based outside Washington. In the statement, the group said Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's decision to hire mercenaries and use planes to fire on protesters invalidates claims that the group is killing innocent civilians. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb started as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat with aspirations to...
  • Al-Qaeda sets up 'Islamic emirate' in eastern Libya

    Al-Qaeda has set up an Islamic emirate in Derna, in eastern Libya, headed by a former U.S. prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, the country's deputy foreign minister told EU ambassadors in Tripoli. However, residents in the city have told reporters there is no substance to these rumors, which they claim the Libyan government is sowing to "scare Europe." "Al-Qaeda has established an emirate in Derna led by Abdelkarim al-Hasadi, a former Guantanamo detainee," Khaled Khaim said. "They have an FM radio station and have begun to impose the burqa" (head-to-toe covering for women) and have "executed people who refuse to cooperate...
  • Russia Joins Drug Raid in Afghanistan

    MOSCOW Russian counternarcotics agents took part in an operation to eradicate several drug laboratories in Afghanistan this week, joining Afghan and American anti-drug forces in what officials here said Friday marked an advance in relations between Moscow and Washington. The operation, in which four opium refining laboratories and over 2,000 pounds of high quality heroin were destroyed, was the first to include Russian agents and indicated a tentative willingness among Russian officials to become more deeply involved in Afghanistan two decades after American-backed Afghan fighters defeated the Soviet military there. This is a major success for cooperative actions, Viktor...
  • Ethiopian Airline crash off Beirut was an act of Al-Qaeda terror

    02/10/2010 7:46:13 PM PST · by Hockey Mom II · 11 replies · 1,063+ views
    The Debka File ^ | February 10, 2010
    Evidence has reached debkafile's counter-terror sources that the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 which crashed after takeoff from Beirut on January 25, killing all 92 aboard, was blown up in mid-air. This was an al-Qaeda operation timed for one month to the day after its failed attempt to destroy an American Northwest airliner bound for Detroit. It is becoming clear that either a bomb was planted on the Ethiopian flight with a timer or a passenger acted as suicide bomber. Western security agencies in the Middle East involved in combating al Qaeda believe that its planners picked on the Ethiopian flight...
  • Bin Laden deplores climate change ["Global Warming" insanity meets Islamic terrorism]

    01/29/2010 2:05:32 AM PST · by free1977free · 98 replies · 2,888+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010
    Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change. In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations. "This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions - whether intentionally or unintentionally - and about the action we must take," bin Laden said. "Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury - the phenomenon is an actual fact."...
  • A Disturbing Pattern, To Say the Least

    01/18/2010 9:41:56 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 1/18/2010 | Nancy Tengler
    Some days, when I just can't take it any more, I lace up my hiking boots and head to the foothills behind my home. I have been doing a great deal of that lately. I acknowledge there are glimmers of good news here and there--Scott Brown of Massachusetts for one. But the overwhelming surge of news flow is, frankly, suffocatingly depressing. Take this morning's world headlines from The Wall Street Journal (in the order they were listed): "The Taliban launched a coordinated attack on the Afghan capital, setting off least five people were killed." "Al Quaeda...issued fresh threats against...
  • Al Quaeda and Hamas in Gaza

    01/12/2010 5:19:15 AM PST · by jerusalemjudy · 2 replies · 243+ views
    The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | January 10, 2010 | Dr. Dore Gold
    In the West there is a growing trend to view Hamas as separate from al-Qaeda in order to open a political dialogue with Hamas, but is this view correct? In its annual survey of terrorist threats to Israel during 2009, the Israel Security Agency noted the spread and buildup of "global jihadi" organizations in Gaza. In recent years a number of these jihadi groups have emerged that openly identify with al-Qaeda, such as Jaish al-Islam (the Army of Islam), Jaish al-Umma (the Army of the Nation), and Fatah al-Islam. Hamas was founded in 1987 as the Palestinian wing of the...
  • Obama monitoring Delta flight firecracker situation (but still catching those waves)

    12/25/2009 3:40:26 PM PST · by tobyhill · 65 replies · 2,939+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/25/2009 | reuters
    A man reportedly set off firecrackers on Delta Flight 253 that was carrying 278 passengers to Detroit from Amsterdam. "The president was notified of the incident this morning between 9:00 and 9:30 Hawaii time by the president's military aide," White House spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.
  • Man Attempts to Set Off Explosives on Detroit-Bound Airplane ("directed by Al Qaeda")

    12/25/2009 1:14:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies · 5,125+ views
    Federal officials and police are interviewing a man, believed to be Nigerian, who allegedly was trying to "explode" a powdery substance aboard a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said.
  • U.S. Relies More on Allies in Questioning Terror Suspects

    05/23/2009 4:37:43 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 562+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2009 | Eric Schmitt and Mark Mazzeti
    The United States is now relying heavily on foreign intelligence services to capture, interrogate and detain all but the highest-level terrorist suspects seized outside the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, according to current and former American government officials. The change represents a significant loosening of the reins for the United States, which has worked closely with allies to combat violent extremism since the 9/11 attacks but is now pushing that cooperation to new limits. In the past 10 months, for example, about a half-dozen midlevel financiers and logistics experts working with Al Qaeda have been captured and are being held...
  • Pakistan ISI top boss met Osama aide (Official Pak Govt possibly a WOT double agent?)

    03/05/2009 11:34:00 AM PST · by bethybabes69 · 2 replies · 306+ views
    NEW DELHI: One of the top bosses of Pakistan's intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has held talks with Osama bin Ladens key aides in Miram Shah in Pakistans restive federal administered tribal Area, according to Times Now. In fact, highly placed intelligence sources told Times Now that around the time when Pakistans foreign minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi was visiting Washington and meeting officials of the Barack Obama administration and reaffirming Pakistan's determination to fight terrorism, a senior ISI official of the rank of a major-general no less was meeting Sirajuddin Haqqani considered an ally of the Taliban as also...
  • THE FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE Highlights Obama and McCain's Fundamental Difference!

    08/18/2008 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Jabrown · 1 replies · 60+ views
    PDOP ^ | 08/18/2008 | Jarid Brown
    ...Shortly after the end of the final Democratic Primary there was a rash of articles and reports flowing from left-wing organizations that openly attacked John McCain and his pro-life stance. These attacks, many of which were false and misleading, were designed simply to cloud the debate and values of Clinton supporters in an attempt to unite them around Obama. Once again, following Saturday's Saddleback forum, we find ourselves entrenched in the abortion debate and overlooking what should be highlighted as the fundamental difference between Barack Obama and John McCain. Our government and all nations' governments first and foremost function is...
  • 70 Al-Quaeda Militants Surrender To Us Forces In Iraq! Where's The Media?

    07/14/2008 5:46:46 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 12 replies · 97+ views
    PDOP ^ | 07/14/2008 | Jarid Brown
    We are a country at war. A country that has 200,000 troops fighting insurgents and terrorists throughout the Middle East. Yet as I opened the papers this morning the story that should have been on the front-page was no where to be found. US mainstream media has once again proven that they are intent on reporting only the political events or negative news stemming out of Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the Arab newspaper Al-Hayat more than 150...
  • Obama's Return To 1993 Policies Toward Dealing With Terrorists

    06/17/2008 12:52:47 PM PDT · by Jabrown · 11 replies · 46+ views
    PDOP ^ | 06/17/2008 | Jarid Brown
    In an ABC News interview Monday Night Barack Obama when questioned stated What we know is that in previous terrorist attacks, for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated, Obama said adding, "And the fact that the administration has not tried to do that has created a situation where not only have we never actually put many of these folks on trial, but we have destroyed our credibility when it comes to rule of law all around the world, and...
  • Muslim gangs 'taking control of British top security prison'

    05/25/2008 6:52:33 PM PDT · by Flavius · 9 replies · 64+ views
    telegraph ^ | 5/26/08 | Duncan Gardham
    Muslim gangs are threatening to take control of one of Britain's top security prisons where inmates include al-Qa'eda terrorists, a report reveals. Staff at Whitemoor jail, Cambs, believe a "serious incident is imminent" as several wings become dominated by Muslim prisoners. There is an on-going theme of fear and instability among employees, says the Prison Service's Directorate of High Security report. "There is much talk around the establishment about 'the Muslims'," it says.
  • Al Qaeda and the `War on Terrorism` pt.2 (From Bosnia to Kosovo)

    02/02/2008 11:17:30 AM PST · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 89+ views
    From Bosnia to Kosovo The "Bosnian pattern" described in the 1997 Congressional RPC report was replicated in Kosovo. With the complicity of NATO and the US State Department, Mujahideen mercenaries from the Middle East and Central Asia were recruited to fight in the ranks of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in 1998-99, largely supporting NATO's war effort. Confirmed by British military sources, the task of arming and training of the KLA had been entrusted in 1998 to the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Britain's Secret Intelligence Services MI6, together with "former and serving members of 22 SAS [Britain's 22nd...
  • Holbrook on Karadzic rumor: Disgusting lies

    09/22/2007 3:18:52 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 2 replies · 202+ views
    Richard Holbrook (FoNet, archive) Former U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrook has once again denied he struck a deal with Hague fugitive Radovan Karadžić. Holbrook, one of the authors of the Dayton peace accord that ended the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, told Sarajevo's Dnevni Avaz Saturday that recent claims about an immunity deal the U.S. granted the former Bosnian Serb political leader, Radovan Karadžić, were "disgusting lies." Former Hague Tribunal prosecution spokeswoman, Florence Hartmann, said in a recently published book that Washington allowed Karadžić impunity in exchange for his withdrawal from the Bosnian political life. "It is amazing that there are still...
  • US captures Qaeda suspect in Iraqi sheikh killing

    09/17/2007 2:15:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies · 98+ views ^ | 09/16/2007 | Staff
    US forces in Iraq said on Sunday they have captured a suspected Al-Qaeda operative linked to the killing of Sheikh Abdul Sattar Abu Reesha, a key US ally in the fight against the Islamist group. The US military named the suspect as Fallah Khalifa Hiyas Fayyas al-Jumayli and said he had been involved in a plot to kill tribal leaders in the restive western province of Anbar. Abu Reesha, a Sunni sheikh, was killed when his convoy was hit by a car bomb on Thursday near his home in Ramadi, the provincial capital of the restive western province of Anbar....
  • Muslim fighter begins testimony in Bosnia trial (Al-Quaeda Peace Corp)

    09/07/2007 1:18:24 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 259+ views
    By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A former al Qaeda member who led a group of Muslim volunteers in Bosnia's 1992-95 war told war crimes prosecutors on Friday that his unit, accused of atrocities, was in close contact with the Bosnian Muslim army. The testimony of Bahraini-born Ali Ahmed Ali Hamad is key in the trial of Rasim Delic, the highest-ranking Bosnian Muslim army officer indicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal. He is accused of knowing that the foreign fighters killed, tortured and raped Croat and Serb soldiers and civilians, and of having failed to punish them. Hundreds...
  • Al-Qaida helpers present in Bosnia, US diplomat warns

    SARAJEVO: Al-Qaida uses Bosnia as a transit point, receiving help from Islamic veterans of Bosnia's 1992-95 war, US diplomat Raffi Gregorian said in an interview with a Sarajevo daily published Saturday. "Certain intelligence agencies consider Bosnia-Hercegovina as one of the Al-Qaida's transit points," Gregorian sources. "There are sympathisers in the country who are ready to help Al-Qaida with hiding agents, providing financial support or providing false documents," he added. Gregorian is the principal deputy to Miroslav Lajcak, the top international representative in Sarajevo. Asked whether there were so-called 'sleepers' in the Balkans country, Gregorian replied "No, there are more likely...
  • Sweden at risk of becoming terrorist base

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Sweden is in danger of becoming a recruiting center for terrorists planning attacks on other countries, it was reported Monday. At least 20 Swedes, most with suspected links to Islamic extremists, have been arrested world wide on suspicion of terror since 2001, The Local reported. Sweden’s security service, Sapo, said the country could be used to recruit, finance and plan attacks elsewhere, The Local reported. Swedes arrested for terrorist activities since 2002 include Mirsad Bektasevic, jailed for eight years in Bosnia, and Oussama Kassir, suspected by U.S. authorities of helping set up a terrorist...
  • Al-Qaeda shaped in Bosnia

    WASHINGTON -- John Schindler believes that Al-Qaeda was shaped as a modern terrorist organization during the war in Bosnia. Schindler, author of a book on terrorism, told CNN Al-Qaeda members were invited to Bosnia by that country’s leadership, where they set up training camps operational from 1992 until 1995. He claims Osama Bin Laden exploited the war in Bosnia for his own interests, and says there was “a worrying level of support” for the Mujahedin on the part of the U.S. administration of that time. RFE reported that the book looks into the way in which the Clinton administration cooperated...
  • Prisoner sues Vick for $63 billion

    07/27/2007 11:05:54 PM PDT · by gondramB · 49 replies · 3,165+ views
    AJC ^ | 7/27/07 | Jennifer Brett
    As if Michael Vick didn't have enough troubles, he may have to fork over $63 billion that's billion, with a B if one Jonathan Lee Riches prevails in court. The aptly named Riches' lawsuit against Vick, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Richmond, was handwritten. That's because Riches is currently a guest of the Graybar Hotel in South Carolina (it's not clear which town; his handwriting's a little hard to read). The lawsuit does not explain what landed Riches in the clink, but does spell out a number of dastardly allegations: that Vick supposedly stole Riches'...
  • U.S. Military Launches Strike Against Al Qaeda Target in Somalia

    06/01/2007 10:44:34 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 3 replies · 705+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/1/2007 | None
    The U.S. military executed a strike against a suspected Al Qaeda target from a Naval warship off the coast of Somalia Friday, a U.S. official confirmed to FOX News. It is not know whether the intended target(s) were hit.
  • American Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn in a Message to President Bush

    05/31/2007 1:01:00 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 29 replies · 1,830+ views
    Adam Gadhan: All praise is due to Allah, creator of the heavens and the earth, and prayers and peace be upon the messenger of Allah and his companions, family, and followers until the Day of Judgment. Bush, you thought you would be remembered by history as the president who waged a series of successful crusades against the Muslims. Instead, you will go down in history not only as the president who embroiled his nation in a series of un-winnable and bloody conflicts in the Islamic world, but as the president who sent the United States off on its death march...
  • Canadian Gitmo Detainee Khadr Charged With Murder [finally!]

    04/24/2007 1:31:18 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 24 replies · 772+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2007 | CNS
    WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Tuesday formally charged Omar Khadr with murder, attempted murder and supporting al-Qaida, setting in motion long-awaited U.S. military legal proceedings against the accused Canadian terrorist. Mr. Khadr will now appear before a U.S. military tribunal within 30 days to be arraigned on the charges. He is the second "enemy combatant" to be charged under the newly constituted U.S. war crimes tribunals, following the conviction last month of Australian David Hicks. His lawyers, and human rights groups, have complained the Canadian government has done little to ensure his proper treatment. Mr. Khadr, 20, the Toronto-born son...
  • Jihadists to Britons "Hiroshima is coming"

    04/23/2007 12:16:20 PM PDT · by drzz · 66 replies · 2,588+ views
    Threats upon England ^ | 04 23 2007 | drzz
    AL-QAEDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first large-scale terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report. Spy chiefs warn that one operative had said he was planning an attack on a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an attempt to shake the Roman throne, a reference to the West. Another plot could be timed to coincide with Tony Blair stepping down as prime minister, an event described by Al-Qaeda planners as a change in the head of the company. The report, produced earlier this month...