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  • US allies, Al Qaeda battle rebels in Yemen

    08/10/2018 10:21:52 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 2018 | Associated Press
    "Elements of the U.S. military are clearly aware that much of what the U.S. is doing in Yemen is aiding AQAP and there is much angst about that," said Michael Horton, a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. analysis group that tracks terrorism. "However, supporting the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against what the U.S. views as Iranian expansionism takes priority over battling AQAP and even stabilizing Yemen," Horton said.
  • 9/11 Planner, Tortured by C.I.A., Asks to Tell Senators About Gina Haspel

    05/08/2018 3:21:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 8, 2018 | Charlie Savage
    President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the C.I.A. has revived debate over the agency’s post-Sept. 11 interrogation program and still-murky questions about her involvement. Now, on the eve of her Senate confirmation hearing, a striking voice is trying to join that fray: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Mr. Mohammed, the principal architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, was captured in March 2003 and tortured by the C.I.A. This week, he asked a military judge at Guantánamo Bay for permission to share six paragraphs of information about Ms. Haspel with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Ms. Haspel ran a black-site prison in...
  • US left wing groups travelled to Germany for the G20 Summit to meet with Al qaeda and ISIS (t)

    10/29/2017 2:00:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    A secret FBI investigation of the violent 'resistance' movement on college campuses against President Trump has led to an alarming discovery—the collusion between American anarchists and foreign terrorists in the Islamic State and Al qaeda, according to a confidential 'Informational Report' by FBI field offices. 'There is clearly overwhelming evidence that there are growing ties between U.S. radicals and the Islamic State, as well as several [ISIS] offshoots and splinter groups,' stated the FBI field report, which was delivered to Acting Director Andrew McCabe on July 11, 2017, and which is being published for the first time in my new...
  • 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 government’s story to the contrary – viz., that it was moved by sheer coincidence on the eve of Awlaki’s 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 Syria’s 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
    Philly.com ^ | 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 administration’s 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 organization’s leader, Ayman al Zawahiri. The assassins were all Libyans who had been serving sentences for terrorism under Muammar Qaddafi’s 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
    vice.com ^ | 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...
  • 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 organisation’s 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-Qaida’s 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 Assad’s “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...