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  • Al-Qaeda's Top Ideologues Release New Statements on the Global Jihad

    10/10/2006 1:32:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 777+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | October 3, 2006 | Michael Scheuer
    10/03/2006 - By Michael Scheuer (from Terrorism Focus, October 3) - The past week produced messages from the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, who uses the name Abu Hamza al-Muhajir and may be an Egyptian by the name of Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and al-Qaeda deputy chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. While there is nothing startlingly new in either message, both provide occasions for examining al-Qaeda's ability to stay on message, to learn from and try to redress serious errors and to deploy Islamic history and tradition in support of its case for a "defensive jihad" against the United States and its...
  • Pakistan locates terror kingpin

    08/18/2006 2:29:30 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 6 replies · 563+ views
    News ^ | August 18, 2006 | News 24 .comStaff
    Islamabad - Pakistan has informed US-led coalition forces that an al-Qaeda kingpin linked to an alleged plot to blow up airliners is based in eastern Afghanistan, security officials said on Friday. The senior Pakistani officials said the unnamed al-Qaeda member was based in Afghanistan's volatile eastern province of Kunar, which borders Pakistan's militant-infested north-western tribal areas. The information came from the interrogation of Rashid Rauf, a Briton whose arrest by Pakistani agents in early August allegedly led to the uncovering of the conspiracy to bomb US-bound planes, they said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not identify the...
  • The Chemical Threat to Subways: Dispelling the Clouds

    06/22/2006 8:29:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies · 955+ views
    Stratfor Terrorism Intelligence Report ^ | 06/21/06 19:21:35 | By Fred Burton
    Recent reports outlining what Time magazine has called the "untold story" of a cancelled al Qaeda plot against the New York subway system have excited considerable media hype and public consternation. The account is part of Ron Suskind's new book, The One Percent Doctrine, that was excerpted in the June 26 edition of Time. According to Suskind, al Qaeda developed a "revolutionary new WMD device" that would generate cyanide gas, and these weapons -- which he refers to as "mubtakkar" devices -- were to have been planted on subways by operatives who were in place and preparing to act in...
  • Today's Al Qaeda Tape: Ayman al Zawahiri and the "Islamic Group"

    08/05/2006 6:44:10 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 48 replies · 1,532+ views
    Laura Mansfield Strategic Translations ^ | August 5, 2006 | Ayman al Zawahiri
    Today's announcement by Al Qaeda second in command Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri that the multinational terror conglomerate has been joined by a portion of the Egyptian group "Jamaa Islamiya" is both puzzling and not surprising. It is unclear how large the faction is from Jamaa Islamiya that is aligning itself with Al Qaeda. Neither Zawahiri nor Mohamed Khalil Hukayma, who made the announcement for Jamaa Islamiya, was clear about how many members were involved in the merger, although Zawahiri did refer to of the large crowd and the majority of Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, in the following statement: Abu Jihad Al-Masri, Mohamed...
  • Prosecutors Can't Prove Informant's Claims(lodi CA terrorism investigation)

    03/30/2006 9:48:33 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 496+ views ^ | 3 31 06 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In a potential blow to their terrorism case against a father and son, federal prosecutors on Thursday said there is no evidence to support statements by their key witness that a top aide to Osama bin Laden attended a northern California mosque in the late 1990s. The surprise move was designed to dissuade the defense from calling witnesses who would challenge the story's credibility. The witness, an FBI informant, told agents when they recruited him in 2001 that he had seen a high-ranking al-Qaida official and two other international terrorists when he lived in Lodi during the...
  • Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri, in videotape on Al-Jazeera

    01/30/2006 10:14:36 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 165 replies · 7,589+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/30/06
    Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri, in videotape on Al-Jazeera, says U.S. airstrike against him in Pakistan failed.
  • Bin Laden's No. 2 releases poetry tape

    01/20/2006 5:57:03 PM PST · by barj · 50 replies · 1,042+ views
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2006
    <p>With no mention of last week's attempt on his life, Ayman al-Zawahiri recited poetry to jihadists on a 17-minute audiotape that appeared on the Internet on Friday.</p> <p>Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant was the target of a January 13 CIA airstrike on a home in Damadola, Pakistan, where al Qaeda members were believed to be attending a dinner.</p>
  • Speaker in Newly Released Tape Discusses 'Jihad Poet,' Reads Verses(Updated INFO)

    01/20/2006 12:54:03 PM PST · by Dog · 146 replies · 5,292+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 20, 2006
    An audio recording appeared today on a radical Islamist Web site, featuring what appeared to be Osama bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al Zawahari, discussing the writings of a Muslim poet. The tape surfaced a week after a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan that killed a top al Qaeda bomb maker and chemical weapons expert, but the speaker does not mention the incident. Analysts say that's potentially revealing because it calls into question Al Qaeda's ability to respond quickly in its propaganda war. The tape appears to be an old recording, as it refers to the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan in...
  • Source: Egyptians killed in (Missile)strike

    01/17/2006 6:01:10 PM PST · by Dog · 120 replies · 3,027+ views ^ | January 18, 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Some of the foreigners killed in last Friday's U.S. airstrike in the remote Pakistani village of Damadola were of Egyptian origin, according to a knowledgeable source.U.S. officials have said "very solid" intelligence indicated that senior al Qaeda members were expected to attend a dinner celebrating the end of the Muslim holiday of Eid and that Osama Bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, could very well be among them. Although these officials believe a number of "significant" al Qaeda figures were killed in the attack, there is no evidence so far that al-Zawahiri was among them. Pakistani officials...
  • US believes Bin Laden still alive

    01/17/2006 4:11:39 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 23 replies · 842+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 17, 2006
    US believes Bin Laden still alive Osama Bin Laden and his deputy are thought to be living in the area of a missile strike apparently aimed at Ayman al-Zawahiri, the US says. US counter-terrorism ambassador Henry Crumpton said the al-Qaeda leader and his number two were believed to be in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. Al-Qaeda retained the aim of attacking the US, UK and Europe, he said. The US has not commented on the attack on a Pakistan village on Friday that killed 18 civilians. US media said the attack was carried out by the CIA. Thousands of Pakistanis later...
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Able Danger program

    01/07/2006 11:47:17 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies · 1,984+ views ^ | Center for Cooperative Research
    A report commissioned in mid-1999 by Rep. Curt Weldon (R) looks into possible Chinese front companies in the US seeking technology for the Chinese military. Dr. Eileen Preisser and Michael Maloof are commissioned to make the report. Dr. Preisser, who runs the Information Dominance Center at the US Army's Land Information Warfare Activity (LIWA) and will later become closely tied to Able Danger, uses LIWA's data mining capabilities to search unclassified information. According to Maloof, their results show Chinese front companies in the US posing as US corporations that acquire technology from US defense contractors. When the study is completed...
  • Mounties arrest Abdullah Khadr

    12/18/2005 6:27:25 AM PST · by fanfan · 34 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Dec. 17, 2005. 10:46 PM | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Abdullah Khadr, the eldest son of a reputed Canadian Al Qaeda financier, was arrested by the RCMP yesterday on terrorism-related charges at the request of American authorities. The 25-year-old Canadian recently returned from Pakistan where he was held for 14 months without charge. He was arrested last night after agreeing to meet an RCMP officer at a McDonald's near his Scarborough apartment, his relatives said last night. His mother, Maha Elsamnah tried to intervene in the arrest and was also taken into custody, but later released without charges. Khadr's brother, 22-year-old Abdurahman was also at the fast food restaurant and...
  • Bruce Willis Offers Million Dollar Bounty for Osama or Zarqawi (2005)

    11/11/2005 11:07:22 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 119 replies · 6,823+ views
    National Ledger ^ | November 12 2005 | CK Rairden
    A report to be published Saturday says that Demi Moore's ex will pony up a million cash to any civilian who turns in the terrorist scum. Bruce Willis is such a die-hard patriot that he's offering $1 million to any civilian who turns in terror kingpins Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The hairless Hollywood he-man announced his bounty offer on MSNBC's "Rita Cosby: Live and Direct" this week. Willis also revealed he was in talks to make a movie about the Deuce Four, the soldiers whose heroic exploits have been chronicled by embedded blogger Michael Yon....
  • Iraq and Al Qaeda - The Algerian Connection

    08/03/2005 5:37:54 PM PDT · by Big Jake · 16 replies · 1,830+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/03/2005 12:00:00 AM | Thomas Joscelyn
    The Algerian Connection Why did Saddam financially support an al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria? by Thomas Joscelyn 08/03/2005 12:00:00 AM LATE LAST MONTH an Algerian-born terrorist named Ahmed Ressam received a commuted sentence of 22 years (prosecutors had recommended 35 years) in prison for his role in planning to blow up the Los Angeles airport. His sentence infuriated many since his involvement in the plot against LAX was immediately transparent. After all, he was captured in December 1999 after driving off a ferry from British Columbia in a vehicle laden with bomb-making explosives. Ressam received a commuted sentence after providing...
  • Iraq: Former PM Reveals Secret Service Data on Birth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Great News)

    05/23/2005 7:15:19 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 128 replies · 7,652+ views
    Baghdad, 23 May - The number two of the al-Qaeda network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, visited Iraq under a false name in September 1999 to take part in the ninth Popular Islamic Congress, former Iraqi premier Iyad Allawi has revealed to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. In an interview, Allawi made public information discovered by the Iraqi secret service in the archives of the Saddam Hussein regime, which sheds light on the relationship between Saddam Hussein and the Islamic terrorist network. He also said that both al-Zawahiri and Jordanian militant al-Zarqawi probably entered Iraq in the same period. "Al-Zawahiri was summoned by Izza Ibrahim...
  • Arrest of top leader in al Qaeda hailed as 'huge' blow to terror - (Bin Laden running for cover)

    05/09/2005 5:09:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 2,446+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | Rowan Scarborough and Bill Gertz
    The arrest of al Qaeda’s No. 3 man, Abu Farraj al-Libbi, in Pakistan promises to provide new information on Osama bin Laden’s life on the run and deprives the terror network of its chief operating officer, according to counterterrorism and defense officials. Officials said that if al-Libbi chooses to talk, he is in a position to dish out valuable information about al Qaeda’s current structure, funding sources and attacks in the pipeline. And most importantly, he might provide information that could rekindle leads to bin Laden that have grown cold this year. Al-Libbi is potentially the best source of information...
  • Seeking Saudi Safe Haven

    04/12/2005 5:01:08 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 3 replies · 422+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/12/05 | Amir Taheri
    -- WHEN the Taliban fell, two visions emerged within the Islamist terror movement. One vision, identified with Osama bin Laden, wants the movement to continue targeting the West, especially the United States. The other, advocated by Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2, wants the "holy war" concentrated in Muslim countries, especially Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
  • Jihad on "24": FOX, Kiefer Sutherland Repent to Radical Islam

    02/09/2005 6:30:06 AM PST · by Cool Chick · 24 replies · 1,645+ views ^ | February 8, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Jihad on “24”: FOX, Kiefer Sutherland Repent to Radical Islam By Debbie Schlussel It was too good to be true. FOX’s “24” is the most exciting show on TV, this season. Action. Adventure. And it actually tells the truth about Islamic terrorists. They are here on our shores, pretending to be loyal Americans, and they are plotting to take over our country. With the help of plenty of complicit Muslim-Americans, working for the government and government contractors. Unfortunately, 9/11 wasn’t enough to prove that to many Americans. Way too many Americans—especially the ones deciding what we see on the big...
  • Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda

    11/12/2004 11:09:57 AM PST · by Peach · 50 replies · 4,315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2004 | Christopher S. Carson
    Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda By Christopher S. Carson | November 15, 2004 The Report of the 9/11 Commission has been digested, and the news media outlets have seized upon it as confirmation of their view that al Qaeda is a kind of purely stateless entity that never had "operational links" with rogue states like Iraq. Somehow, goes the thrust of the Report, Osama bin Laden was for years able to finance, train and supply an international terrorist corporation that had ongoing jihad operations in fifty countries - by himself, on no more than a $30 million personal...

    10/25/2004 2:01:22 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 2,151+ views
    Is Osama bin Laden alive or dead? And if Osama is alive, where is he? "President Bush knows damn well that (bin Laden) has been dead for quite some time," said former Navy SEAL Matthew Heidt, echoing the sentiments of many in the special operations community. "(Bin Laden) has not been heard from since Tora Bora despite developments in the Global War on Terror that make it unthinkable for him to remain silent," Heidt said in his web log, "Froggy Ruminations." The last audiotape purportedly from bin Laden (but not authenticated) was issued on May 7th of this year. But...