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  • Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

    04/23/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda. A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants... In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libya’s first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later, that training camp is now being used...
  • Stanley Cohen, attorney to terrorist suspects, pleads guilty to obstructing the IRS

    04/14/2014 9:03:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Syracuse Media Group ^ | April 14, 2014 | Dave Tobin
    Attorney Stanley Cohen, who has defended Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and the leader of Hamas .. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Stanley Cohen, a prominent lawyer who has represented political activists and terrorism suspects, among them Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, pleaded guilty this morning in Syracuse to obstructing the IRS. ... Last month, Cohen was the lawyer representing Osama bin Laden's son-in-law in a high-profile New York City criminal trial. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of other terrorism charges. ... Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan wrote that Cohen failed to file tax returns from 2005 through...
  • What Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden

    03/20/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19,2014 | CARLOTTA GALL
    Soon after the Navy SEAL raid on Bin Laden’s house, a Pakistani official told me that the United States had direct evidence that the ISI chief, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, knew of Bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad. Colleagues at The Times began questioning officials in Washington about which high-ranking officials in Pakistan might also have been aware of Bin Laden’s whereabouts, but everyone suddenly clammed up. It was as if a decision had been made to contain the damage to the relationship between the two governments. “There’s no smoking gun,” officials in the Obama administration began to say. America’s...
  • THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN - Happy St. Patrick's Day

    03/17/2014 7:35:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 3-2014 | dfu
    Bringing this one back today. THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN
  • Navy SEALs 'took turns dumping HUNDREDS of bullets' into Osama bin Laden's dead body, report

    03/15/2014 6:16:24 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 137 replies
    ukmail ^ | 3 15 14
    Special operations sources have claimed that the terror leader was shot more than one hundred times in the fatal 2011 raid. A new report from a website known within the intelligence and armed services community claims that the sheer number of times that Osama bin Laden was shot is the reason why the government has never released photos of his dead body. Citing two confidential sources, The Special Operations Forces Situation Report tells how 'operator after operator took turns dumping magazines-worth of ammunition into Bin Laden’s body'. The site goes on to argue that while the Navy SEALs may have...
  • Videos Show Bin Laden Relative Warning of 'Storm' of Airplane Attacks

    03/11/2014 2:26:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Abu Ghaith is on trial in Manhattan federal court for conspiring to kill AmericansJurors in the trial of alleged Al Qaeda operative Suleiman Abu Ghaith on Monday watched videos of the defendant warning of a "storm" of airplane attacks a month after Sept 11, 2001.
  • 2 former Navy SEALs found dead aboard ship at center of ‘Captain Phillips’ saga

    02/19/2014 7:52:16 AM PST · by yldstrk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Fox News
    <p>Two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors aboard the Maersk Alabama were found dead Tuesday aboard the container ship, a day after it was docked near an island northeast of Madagascar, according to the Trident Group, the security firm that employed the men.</p>
  • Osama bin Laden photos ordered destroyed despite public records request

    02/11/2014 7:40:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/10/14 | Stephen Braun /ap
    WASHINGTON — A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military’s top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder’s corpse or turn them over to the CIA. The email was obtained under a freedom of information request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The document, released Monday by the group, shows that Adm. William McRaven, who heads the U.S. Special Operations Command, told military officers on May 13, 2011 that photos of bin Laden’s remains should have been sent to the...
  • Bin Laden's Ex-Bodyguard Cleared for Release From Guantanamo

    01/13/2014 6:27:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    A former bodyguard for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the first in a series of review hearings that the Obama administration is holding to speed up the eventual closure of the U.S. military prison for terrorist detainees, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Mahmoud Abd Al Aziz Al Mujahid, who allegedly underwent militant training at a secret camp in Afghanistan, is no longer a "significant threat" to the United States and is eligible for transfer from the prison at some point, the review board members decided. He has been a captive at...
  • Special Forces Operative Reveals The Osama Bin Laden Raid Was A Lie

    01/05/2014 8:06:13 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 120 replies
    http://www.mrconservative.com ^ | January 3, 2014 | Robert Rich
    This presidency can surely be said to be the most shrouded in secrecy of all times. From birth certificate conspiracies to everything else this man has had the indecency to lie about in order to ensure political prevalence, Obama can surely be labeled a sociopath. A letter has come forward stating that although you may believe it, things he can only express through words have proven to him that Obama did not in fact kill Osama during that raid.
  • Michael Savage: SEALs 'executed' or 'moron responsible' (...somebody should go to prison for this)

    01/02/2014 10:59:52 PM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    WND ^ | January 02, 2014 | Unattributed
    In the opening hour of his inaugural East Coast drive-time show, Michael Savage signaled he has no intention of abandoning his passion for uncovering the full story behind the deaths of 22 members of Navy SEAL Team 6 in Afghanistan shortly after it was leaked that their unit killed Osama bin Laden. The subject came up for a second time in the show when a regular listener said she liked the fact that he covered subjects no one else on talk-radio seemed to be talking about. “They were killed. They were assassinated. They were executed. Or it was done because...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives...
  • Dr Shakeel Afridi lawyer flees away from Pakistan because of security concern

    12/11/2013 11:21:49 AM PST · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    own | 12 december | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, The lawyer of the Dr Shakeel Afridi escaped from the Pakistan and run in Dubai on Wednesday. Unknown people threaten him because of the counseling of Dr Shakeel Afridi. Who’s behind the prison in the linked with Lashker Islam (Banned organization) in Khyber agency (tribal area of Pakistan). The lawyer for a Pakistani doctor – Shekel Afridi – who helped the US to track down Osama bin Laden has fled the country after receiving threats from militants, relatives said. Lawyer Sami Ullah Afridi went abroad after militants threatened to blow up his car and kill his family, a relative...
  • FBI: Terror Suspect Plotted Fuel Attack

    06/03/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Allan · 6 replies · 363+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 3, 2004 | John Solomon
    FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attackAl-Marabh planned to blow up tunnelJail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMONASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh, who ran a print shop with his uncle in Toronto, plotted to steal a fuel tanker truck and blow it up in one of the heavily travelled tunnels between New Jersey and Manhattan, FBI documents allege. Al-Marabh, 36, was arrested Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. His arrest prompted an RCMP raid of his uncle's copy shop on Charles St. in Toronto. The U.S. deported him...
  • CIA papers show Panetta spilled bin Laden secrets

    12/10/2013 3:19:33 PM PST · by gooblah · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | december 10 2013 | Kimberly Dozier
    Newly declassified documents show that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal, who was allowed to attend Panetta's speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
  • Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden charged with murder

    11/22/2013 10:15:47 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | November 22, 2013
    Shakil Afridi was charged in relation to a complaint made over a teenage boy who died after the Pakistani doctor performed surgery on him in 2006. Afridi was already being held in prison on a separate charge, even though U.S. officials have been fighting for his release.
  • ‘Bin Laden won’: Atheist/academic Richard Dawkins in airport security Twitter row over jar of honey

    11/03/2013 5:04:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 03 November 2013 | Rob Williams
    World famous English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and unrelenting critic of religion and the religious, Richard Dawkins, has turned his anger on airport security rules after he had a jar of honey confiscated. Dawkins, who is no stranger to Twitter controversy following alleged anti-Muslim comments he made back in August, declared on the micro-blogging site that “Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day” after security took away his jar of honey. …
  • Why Grand Rapids Resident Tom Lee Says FBI Owes Him $25 Million for Osama bin Laden's Capture

    11/03/2013 4:23:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | November 03, 2013
    In 2003, eight years before Osama bin Laden was found and killed by U.S. Navy SEALs, Grand Rapids resident Tom Lee says he told federal investigators exactly where to find the world’s most wanted terrorist. That should qualify Lee for the $25 million award being offered for the successful capture of bin Laden, according to a letter his lawyers have sent to Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James B. Comey. “It disturbs me, and it should disturb every American, that I told them exactly where bin Laden was in 2003, and they let him live another eight years,” Lee said...
  • Did Part of SEAL Team Six Die in a Helicopter Explosion During the Bin Laden Raid?

    10/24/2013 2:42:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 47 replies
    21st Century Wire ^ | 10-18-2013
    What the public were told by the US government via the corporate media, and what actually happened during the White House’s much-celebrated “Bin Laden Raid” in 2011 - are not the same. One thing which becomes clearer by the day about the fabled Bin Laden Raid which took place in Abbotabad, Pakistan, is that the US government has intentionally deceived the public about what happened. In other words, what President Obama described when he addressed the American people following “the raid” – was a work of pure fiction. The following interview appeared on Pakistani broadcast channel, Sama TV, and includes...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • Hillary Clinton: I backed Osama bin Laden raid, Joe Biden didn't

    10/15/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday took some indirect swipes at Vice President Joe Biden at an off-the-record gathering, a state representative in attendance told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I know she’s running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer,” George State Rep. Tom Taylor told the newspaper. “Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to [Vice President Joe] Biden.”
  • King Defends Israel in Extraordinary House Debate (Michael Scheuer)

    10/11/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 32 replies
    Hamodia Torah Jewry ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Yochonon Donn
    WASHINGTON - Taking on one of the United States’ most prominent Israel critics Wednesday, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who is mulling a presidential run, defended the special relationship with Israel as essential for U.S. security. The sparring came when, at a Homeland Security Committee hearing on the threat posed by Somali al-Qaida affiliate Al Shabaab, former CIA al-Qaida analyst Michael Scheuer said that al-Qaida would leave the U.S. alone if they were to abandon their alliance with Israel. “If it was up to me I’d dump the Israelis tomorrow,” Scheuer said. “All I worry about is the...
  • Wal-Mart is really sorry for selling this bin Laden Halloween costume

    10/04/2013 12:14:09 AM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/3/2013
    We're not sure why anyone would want to dress as Osama bin Laden for Halloween and even less sure why Wal-Mart would've sold a pre-packaged bin Laden costume. But that particular outfit will no longer be sold at Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, Sears or any other retailers, having been yanked from the shelves after receiving a number of complaints from the Sikh community. ((pic @ link))
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • Former bin Laden Doctor Reportedly heads al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula

    09/05/2013 2:33:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Egyptian security forces have reportedly arrested a number of jihadists operating in the Sinai Peninsula who are linked to Ramzi Mowafi, a former physician for Osama bin Laden. Sources have told Egyptian media outlets that Mowafi's group has been responsible for numerous attacks in the Sinai over the past two years. Among those recently arrested are a Yemeni and a Palestinian who were found in the possession of maps and laptops. In August 2011, Egyptian security officials told CNN that Mowafi, who is also thought to be an explosives expert, was spotted in the Sinai. At the time, Mowafi,...
  • To hunt Osama bin Laden, satellites watched over Abbottabad, Pakistan, and Navy SEALs

    08/29/2013 3:46:03 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Craig Whitlock and Barton Gellman
    The U.S. commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden was guided from space by a fleet of satellites, which aimed dozens of separate receivers over Pakistan to collect a torrent of electronic and signals intelligence as the mission unfolded, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence document. The National Security Agency was also able to penetrate guarded communications among al-Qaeda operatives by tracking calls from mobile phones identified by specific calling patterns, the document shows. Analysts from the Central Intelligence Agency pinpointed the geographic location of one of the phones and tied it to the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where an...
  • Pakistan overturns prison sentence for doctor who helped CIA get Bin Laden

    08/29/2013 10:33:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2013 | (Sib Kaifee/Associated Press)
    The 33-year prison sentence of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate Usama bin Laden has been overturned and a retrial has been ordered. Government administrator Feroz Shah said a senior judicial official, Sahibzada Mohammad Anis, issued the ruling Thursday because the person who originally sentenced doctor Shakil Afridi was not authorized to hear the case. Afridi, who was convicted in May 2012 of conspiring with Islamic militants in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal area for giving them money and medical treatment, will reportedly remain imprisoned at Peshawar Central jail until the retrial is concluded. No date has been set, BBC...
  • Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US...

    02/11/2013 11:24:55 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 107 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 2/12/13
    The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says. The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony. "If body dumped at...
  • Obama’s Former Bodyman: President Left Situation Room to Play ’15 Games’ of Cards During Day of...

    08/14/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/14/13 | Dave Urbanski
    "Obama’s Former Bodyman: President Left Situation Room to Play ’15 Games’ of Cards During Day of Bin Laden Raid" On the day Navy SEALs were raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and killing the 9/11 mastermind, President Obama didn’t spend every moment in the White House situation room. Instead, the commander in chief played cards in a private dining room that day, too — about 15 games of spades, in fact, his former personal assistant Reggie Love recently told a UCLA forum. “Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to...
  • A Scandal Bigger Than Benghazi?

    08/12/2013 5:38:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 12, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - A Scandal Bigger Than Benghazi?Posted By Arnold Ahlert On August 12, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions...
  • KUHNER: Who betrayed Navy SEAL Team 6?

    08/10/2013 7:27:40 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 158 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday August 10, 2013 | Jeffery Kuhner
    What really happened to Navy SEAL Team 6? In August 2011, the elite special forces unit suffered the worst battlefield calamity in its history. A Taliban fighter shot down a Chinook helicopter carrying 22 Navy SEAL Team 6 members in Afghanistan. All 38 persons on board — the Navy SEAL warriors, other U.S. military personnel and seven Afghan soldiers — were killed. Grieving family members have been demanding answers. They may now get some as Congress finally opens an investigation. Navy SEAL Team 6 has attained international prominence for one reason: They were responsible for killing Osama bin Laden. They...
  • KUHNER: The betrayal of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 ...'outed’ to assist Obama’s re-election campaign

    07/26/2013 12:17:58 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Did the Obama administration put a target on the backs of members of Navy SEAL Team 6? This is the question that parents of slain SEALs are now asking — and rightly so. Forget Benghazi, the IRS, Eric H. Holder Jr. and the National Security Agency spying on U.S. citizens. Important as these scandals are, what happened to SEAL Team 6 could very well dwarf them. Our government betrayed America’s finest warriors. Navy SEAL Team 6 became a household name for their role in killing Osama bin Laden. On May 1, 2011, the country rightly celebrated the death of bin...
  • Pakistan : Report says US Bin Laden raid 'an act of war'

    07/09/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Last Modified: 09 Jul 2013 09:04 | Asad Hashim
    USA Today had a very different Title for the Report Pakistan's Mea Culpa******************************************************* Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit leaked the report on Monday, The unit's Josh Berstein filed this report The unilateral decision by the US to launch a military operation to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden on Pakistani territory constituted "an act of war", a Pakistani government investigation has found.The report of the Abbottabad Commission, which investigated the circumstances around the raid and how the al-Qaeda leader came to live in the country for nine years without apparently being detected, was exclusively released by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit on Monday.The report of...
  • Today's Top 10 News Nuggets: Enraging Legacy Media While Enlightening High-Information Voters

    07/10/2013 4:48:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 7-9-2013 | Doug Ross
    10. Osama Bin Ladin Wanted Joe Biden Alive, because he knew that Biden was more dangerous to Americans if he remained in power. Bin Laden ordered his militants to look out for opportunities to assassinate President Obama or David Petraeus during any of their visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan.(SNIP)But Bin Laden warned them not to bother targeting Vice-President Joe Biden because "Biden is totally unprepared for that post [of president], which will lead the US into a crisis." 9. Senator Ted Cruz likes this license plate, and who can blame him? 8. Politico, Media Matters, and HuffPo (but I repeat...
  • Pakistani Government Report Says Bin Laden Loved Wearing Cowboy Hats, And Was Once Stopped In 2002

    07/09/2013 8:31:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2013 | Geofrey Ingersoll
    Following the military raid on the Bin Laden compound in 2011, the Pakistani government set up a commission of inquiry to find out exactly what happened, if there were any lapses in leadership, and what follow-on actions should be taken. Today, Al Jazeera published the exclusive report from the "Abottobad Commission," which performed the investigation. Inside their report were many interesting details, but we've managed to get it down to just five. Bin Laden was once stopped by a cop for speeding in 2002, but nothing happened. From the report: "Maryam, of course had no occasion to speak to the...
  • Osama Bin Laden Wore A COWBOY HAT To Avoid Detection From U.S. Drones

    07/09/2013 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | July 9,2013 | David Martosko,Amanda Williams
    A secret Pakistani report leaked online on Monday provides a series of stunning revelations about the life and death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, the long-time Al-Qaeda leader responsible for the 9/11 attacks against the United States in 2001.
  • Osama Bin Laden Nearly Foiled by Speeding Ticket

    07/08/2013 12:53:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 8, 2013 | Dan Amira
    Undated file picture of Saudi dissident Ossama Bin Ladin in an undisclosed place inside Afghanistan. Ossama Bin Ladin speaks while siting in front of a bannar inscribed basic Islamic tenet in Afghanistan. The billionaire Bin Ladin, member of a family of wealthy Saudi construction tycoon, is blamed for two bomb blasts in his home country in 1995-96 that killed 24 US servicemen. "Hello, officer, would you like an autograph?" According to an official Pakistani government investigation into how, exactly, Osama bin Laden was able to hide inside the country for nine years, the Al Qaeda mastermind was once nearly caught...
  • Report: Bin Laden lived undetected in Pakistan for 9 years after 9/11

    07/08/2013 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Report: Bin Laden lived undetected in Pakistan for 9 years after 9/11 By Jeremy Herb - 07/08/13 11:45 AM ET Osama bin Laden lived in Pakistan for nine years at six different locations before he was killed in 2011 by Navy SEALs at his home in Abbottabad, according to a Pakistani commission report. The report, which was conducted in the aftermath of the bin Laden raid, was made public Monday by Al Jazeera. The 336-page report holds both Pakistani politicians and the military responsible for “gross incompetence” and “collective failures” that allowed bin Laden to live undetected in Pakistan. Al...
  • Secret move keeps bin Laden records in the shadows

    07/08/2013 6:58:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    AP ^ | July 8, 2013 | RICHARD LARDNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public. The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon's inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act
  • Report: Leon Panetta revealed classified SEAL unit info

    06/05/2013 7:32:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | |6/5/13 9:38 AM EDT Updated: 6/5/13 11:53 AM EDT | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the Osama Bin Laden raid and named the unit’s ground commander at a 2011 ceremony attended by Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Mark Boal, according to a draft Pentagon inspector general’s report obtained by a watchdog group.
  • U.N. Ambassador Rice Helped Thwart Bin Laden Capture

    06/05/2013 8:09:38 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 21, 2012
    As we mentioned in an earlier editorial about her possible appointment as secretary of state, "In 1996, while serving as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan's offer to turn Osama bin Laden, who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities." Richard Miniter, author of the book "Losing bin Laden," told World Magazine in 2003 that Rice played a primary role in scuttling the deal in which Sudan could have turned over bin Laden to the U.S.
  • Younis al-Mauritani transferred to Mauritania

    06/03/2013 1:55:02 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    WORLD BULLETIN.net ^ | Updating: 09:59, 02 June 2013 Sunday | n/a
    Note: Photo included with article. SNIPPET: "U.S. authorities have transferred Younis al-Mauritani, held in Afghanistan, to Mauritania, officials in the West African nation said on Saturday. Pakistan said in September 2011 it arrested al-Mauritani, better known in his homeland Mauritania as Youssouf Al Mauritani, during a joint operation with U.S. intelligence services." SNIPPET: "Pakistani military authorities said Al Mauritani was planning to attack U.S. economic interests including pipelines, hydro-electric dams and oil tankers when he was captured."
  • Obama Admin's Loose Talk Exposed Dr. Afridi (0bama ball spiking has collateral damage)

    06/01/2013 6:40:49 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-31-13 | Joel Pollak
    Loose talk by senior members of the Obama administration may have condemned Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who assisted America's hunt for Osama bin Laden, to 33-year term in prison on trumped-up charges. According to Fox News, an official 357-page report by the Pakistani government that examined the security failures that allowed the U.S. to evade that country's defenses in the raid on May 2, 2011 concluded that Dr. Afridi was implicated by a "statement by the U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who was the CIA Director when May 2 happened, confirming the role of Dr. Afridi in making the...
  • Obama administration to blame for jailing of hero Bin Laden doctor, says Pakistani report

    06/01/2013 3:43:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | Sib Kaife
    It was the Obama administration that sealed the fate of the Pakistani doctor jailed for helping nail Usama Bin Laden, by divulging key details after the fact and dooming any chance Shakil Afridi's cover story could win his freedom, according to a confidential Pakistani report. When former Secretary of Defense and ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta publicly acknowledged Afridi's role in the ruse which helped the CIA pinpoint Bin Laden's presence in an Abbottabad compound, any chance that Pakistani authorities could help him get out of the country vanished, according to what some have called Pakistan’s version of the 9/11 Commission,...
  • Fact Check: Did Obama selectively quote Usama bin Laden in counterterror speech?

    05/28/2013 3:32:02 PM PDT · by don-o · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2013
    President Obama is being accused of selectively quoting Usama bin Laden, by using a snippet of an anti-America screed to make it sound like Al Qaeda was breaking under the weight of the U.S. drone program. snip Thomas Joscelyn, a senior fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, argued that bin Laden's full quote has a far different meaning than that conveyed by the excerpt Obama cited last week. "When you look at the context of the whole statement, it doesn't support their story," he told FoxNews.com.
  • Osama Bin Laden 'blew himself up with suicide belt after Navy SEAL shot him in the thigh' claims

    05/28/2013 9:13:51 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Osama Bin Laden 'blew himself up with suicide belt after Navy SEAL shot him in the thigh' claims terror leader's former bodyguard Osama Bin Laden was not 'shot dead by Navy SEALs but instead blew himself up with a suicide belt', it has been claimed. The terror leader's former bodyguard, Nabeel Naeem Abdul Fattah, has claimed that the al-Qaida chief triggered his explosive belt when US soldiers broke into his compound, killed two of his guards, and shot him in the thigh.
  • Sub-Text Into Darkness – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

    05/21/2013 11:34:44 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | May 20 2013 | Adi Tantimedh
    YES, THERE ARE SPOILERS.It’s generally a bad idea to go into darkness. You tend to bump into things and hurt yourself. You break things and people will get very cross.And yes, there are fans very cross at STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS. To them, this is STAR TREK dumbed down. It’s looking backwards and recycling old storylines in a banal way. It shits on Gene Roddenberry’s legacy. It’s hollow fanservice. The counterargument is this is STAR TREK for the kids, for people who have never seen Star Trek or liked it before.I don’t hate STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS. It’s a fast,...
  • NAVY SEAL TEAM 6 FAMILIES TO REVEAL GOVERNMENT’S CULPABILITY IN DEATH OF THEIR SONS .

    05/09/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 22 replies
    Save America Foundation ^ | May 7, 2013 | Fred Brownbill
    Accompanying the families of these dead Navy SEAL Team 6 special operations servicemen will be retired military experts verifying their accounts of how and why the government is as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.
  • Obama got Bin Laden, Obama got Ben Ghazi

    05/07/2013 11:43:54 PM PDT · by GraceG · 15 replies
    I find it interesting that they kinda rhyme...
  • Terror takes a front seat - (Boston)

    04/23/2013 5:12:47 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 4/23/13 5:04 AM EDT | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama wasn’t shy about invoking Osama bin Laden’s killing during the 2012 campaign — but when it comes to his larger approach to terrorism he’s pursued a policy of speaking softly and ordering lots of drone strikes. That delicate balance was shattered by the Boston Marathon attack, thrusting a downplayed anti-terror campaign into the spotlight and the issue of terrorism to the top of Obama’s second-term priorities, at least in the short term. Obama, whose 2008 election was propelled by opposition to the Iraq War, has jettisoned the clash-of-civilizations rhetoric favored by George W. Bush — even as...