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  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals

    07/20/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 10:03 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups. Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice says in a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Kariye was one of more than a dozen people who filed a lawsuit challenging the no-fly list, winning last year a court order saying the government must provide information about why people are on the list. The...
  • Is Osama bin Laden’s Son a Deather? (No Death Certificate)

    06/21/2015 2:38:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.20.15 | Esther Goldberg
    Abdulla bin Laden, son of Osama, wrote to our embassy in Saudi Arabia asking for his father’s death certificate. He was informed that there wasn’t one. The Administration has also denied other requests for proof of Osama’s death
  • Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

    05/24/2015 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/24/2015 | SHASHANK BENGALI
    He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in order to extract information from a woman, took her to bed. "While he did not take much pleasure in the act," Wirathu said, "he did it for his country." His questionable reading of Bond aside, the firebrand Wirathu firmly says he is defending Myanmar against the people he...
  • Bin Laden Papers: 'Homosexual Marriages & Infant Butchery' Reasons to Kill 'Sinful' Americans

    05/22/2015 10:36:09 AM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | | May 22, 2015 | 6:22 AM EDT | Susan Yost
    Among the papers found in Osama bin Laden's compound is a 15-page document that urges bomb-makers to join al Qaeda to kill "drunkard, sinful" American voters who permit "alien satanic practices" such as same-sex marriage and abortion. Written by Abu-Salih Al Somali, a senior al Qaeda operative, the attempt to recruit explosives experts and other Muslim scientists explains who they will be killing: "It is the VOTERS, who choose their leaders who deploy their armies against Muslims, and pay billions of (their produced tax money) to Israel to massacre our brothers and sister(s). It is the voters who vote on...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Surprising Taste in Literature

    05/21/2015 7:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/21/2015 | Adam Chandler
    On Wednesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released what it called “a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin.” A sorted list of those materials appears in a slick web production on the ODNI’s website entitled “Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf.” What Was Released Among the materials made public were previously classified documents, non-classified documents, and a trove of English-language materials found at Bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound following his death in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011. That includes letters, public American government documents, religious sermons,...
  • The Author Who Got A Big Boost From bin Laden (WANTS BUSH TO APOLOGIZE TO THE WORLD - WEASEL!!)

    01/22/2006 7:43:17 AM PST · by paulat · 24 replies · 684+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/23/06 | David Montgomery
    The Author Who Got A Big Boost From bin Laden Historian 'Glad' of Mention As Sales of Book Skyrocket By David Montgomery Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 21, 2006; Page C01 Twenty-four hours after Osama bin Laden told the world that the American people should read the work of a little-known Washington historian, William Blum was still adjusting. Blum, who at 72 is accustomed to laboring in relative left-wing obscurity, checked his emotions and pronounced himself shocked and, well, pleased. "This is almost as good as being an Oprah book," he said yesterday between telephone calls from the world...
  • Osama bin Laden's pornography stash to remain under wraps, US decides

    05/20/2015 12:43:38 PM PDT · by McGruff · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/20/2015 | Spencer Ackerman
    The list of documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout and released by US intelligence officials includes operational notes, family letters, political analysis and histories of Islamist militancy. But one portion of the document hoard seems unlikely ever to be declassified: Osama bin Laden’s porn collection.
  • Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: files

    05/20/2015 6:52:48 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    AFP Worldwide ^ | 5/20 | Dan De Luce
    Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting. Documents declassified on Wednesday shed new light on the mindset of Al-Qaeda's founder, his debates over tactics, his anxiety over Western spying and his fixation with the group's media image. "The focus should be on killing and fighting the American people and their representatives," Bin Laden wrote in one of the newly revealed documents.
  • Now German spies say THEY were the ones who told the CIA where Osama Bin Laden was hiding

    05/17/2015 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/15 | Jenny Awford
    German spies have claimed they were the ones who told the CIA where Osama Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan so US special forces could kill the al-Qaeda leader, according to reports. The BND, Germany's foreign intelligence agency, tipped off U.S. officials about where the architect of the September 11 attacks was taking refuge, newspaper Bild am Sonntag claimed. The tip-off from a BND source within Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency was said to be of 'fundamental importance' in the hunt for the terrorist, the German paper said. Bin Laden was found hiding in a walled compound in Abbottabad less than...
  • In Stunning U-Turn, NBC Retracts Story That Obama Lied About bin Laden

    05/14/2015 8:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/14/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It would appear someone at NBC News got a rather large tap on the shoulder. In what is a stunning reversal of their confirmation that President Obama lied and lying about the killing of bin Laden, NBC News has updated their original story - that "two intelligence sources tell NBC News that the year before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a 'walk in' asset from Pakistani intelligence told the CIA where the most wanted man in the world was hiding" - to this - "Sources say that while the asset provided information vital to the hunt...
  • New York Times correspondent backs up Sy Hersh claim about how the US really found bin Laden

    05/13/2015 8:19:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2015 | Marcus Baram
    As soon as legendary journalist Sy Hersh's controversial story on the Osama bin Laden raid was published Sunday night, critics pounced and skeptics ripped his account because of its reliance on anonymous sourcing and its lack of documentary evidence. Now a respected New York Times foreign correspondent, who was based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, writes about a key detail "in Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden story that rings true." Carlotta Gall writes that she also learned from sources that Pakistan's intelligence service, ISI, had kept bin Laden prisoner since 2006 and that the CIA learned about his location from a Pakistani...
  • Obama LIED when he said U.S. pulled off bin Laden raid without help:

    05/11/2015 4:56:11 AM PDT · by Hodapp · 20 replies
    President Obama lied to Americans about the role of Pakistan special forces in the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden so he could take credit for the mission, an expose published on Sunday has claimed. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has accused the the Commander-In-Chief of rushing to receive plaudits just hours after the Navy SEAL operation which killed the head of Al Qaeda and 9/11 mastermind four years ago.
  • The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 21 May 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll:...
  • Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid

    05/10/2015 12:44:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    An expose published on Sunday alleges that President Obama deceived Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Author Seymour M. Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for bin Laden’s death. This decision, Hersh argues in the London Review of Books, forced the military and intelligence communities to scramble and then collaborate the president’s version of events. “High-level lying nonetheless remains the modus operandi of U.S. policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no,” Hersh...
  • How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11

    04/12/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 April 15 | Paul Sperry
    Just 15 days before the 9/11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family suddenly abandoned their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind jewelry, clothes, opulent furniture, a driveway full of cars — including a brand new Chrysler PT Cruiser — and even a refrigerator full of food. About the only thing not left behind was a forwarding address. The occupants simply vanished without notifying their neighbors, realtor or even mail carrier. The 3,300-square-foot home on Escondito Circle belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd. But at the time, it was occupied by his daughter and...
  • MH370 Mystery: Remembering Malaysia’s Role In 9/11, And In Other Islamic Terror Plots

    03/16/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/16/14 | Donald Joy
    In January, 2000, Malaysia’s capital was where key members of Al Qaeda held their “Kuala Lumpur summit” to plan the bombing of the USS Cole that October, as well as the later attacks of 9/11/01. In light of this, and other facts pointing to Kuala Lumpur playing host to a hotbed of Islamic terrorists over the years, the baffling mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 provokes renewed scrutiny of Kuala Lumpur in fostering international terrorism to date. In this context, Malaysia’s Islamic government and prevailing majority Mohammedan culture comes across as either grossly incompetent, or even somewhat...
  • Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden shot dead

    03/17/2015 10:15:17 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 March 2015 | Reuters
    A Pakistani lawyer under death threats for defending a doctor who helped CIA agents hunt al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday, police said, and a Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility. Samiullah Afridi represented Dr Shakil Afridi, who was jailed in 2012 for 33 years for running a fake vaccination campaign believed to have helped the U.S. intelligence agency track down bin Laden. That sentence was overturned in 2013 and the doctor is now in jail awaiting a new trial. Samiullah Afridi was shot dead on Tuesday as he was returning to his home in the...
  • C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda

    03/15/2015 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 March 2015 | Matthew Rosenberg
    In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda. But the price was steep — $5 million — and senior security officials were scrambling to come up with the money. They first turned to a secret fund that the Central Intelligence Agency bankrolled with monthly cash deliveries to the presidential palace in Kabul, according to several Afghan officials involved in the episode. The Afghan government, they said, had already squirreled away about $1 million from that fund. Within weeks, that money and $4 million more provided from other countries...
  • CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency

    03/06/2015 9:15:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 11:11 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of major global developments. Brennan announced the restructuring to the CIA workforce on Friday, including a new directorate devoted to boosting the CIA’s computer hacking skills. He said the move comes after nine agency officers spent three months analyzing its management structure, including what deputy CIA director David Cohen called “pain points,” organizational areas where the CIA’s bureaucracy does not work efficiently. […] The...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 12:12:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 27, 2015 | By Thomas Jocelyn
    This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. And prosecutors say the documents are essential for understanding the scope of al Qaeda’s plotting. More than 1 million documents and files were captured by the Navy Seals who raided bin Laden’s safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011. One year later, in May 2012, the Obama administration released just 17...
  • Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa

    02/26/2015 10:39:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | February 26, 2015
    A man prosecutors portrayed as one of Al Qaeda’s early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the terror group’s early days. An anonymous jury returned a verdict in Khaled al-Fawwaz’s case after 2½ days of deliberating. The month-long trial unfolded in a heavily fortified courthouse where federal guards stood outside with machine guns and spectators had to pass through a special metal detector outside the courtroom. Al-Fawwaz stood expressionless as the verdict was read, pursing his lips briefly. He could face life in prison. Prosecutors...
  • Bin Laden’s slayer welcomes mentally tough GI Janes to boost SEALs

    02/22/2015 7:12:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 21, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden says there is a welcome mat out for women SEALs if they can meet the grueling physical and mental standards that exist today. Former Chief Petty Officer Robert O’Neill, whose handpicked SEAL Team Six unit raided bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, answered “absolutely” when asked whether women can meet the demands of sea, undersea, ground and airborne warriors. Asked by The Washington Times how he knows, Mr. O’Neill said, “I’ve met women that I think can beat me up. I’m not joking. Here in the states. There are some tough women out...
  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • A Portrait of Death: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Meet the man who replaced Osama bin Laden

    07/14/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/13/2014 | Tom Rogan
    A nameless woman “dumped on a street, arms and legs cut off, entrails eviscerated” — this is just one testament from Bing West’s account of Fallujah in 2004. This was the first mini-caliphate of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). West’s quote still matters, because it sums up the real-world impact of Salafi jihadism, the ideology of sick totalitarianism that once inspired Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and that now motivates Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Leading ISIS, Baghdadi is painting Iraq and Syria with the blood of all those who do not yield. And be under no illusions: ISIS does not believe in geographic...
  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...
  • Group Tied to Pakistani Terrorist to Parade in Binghamton, NY

    03/31/2008 1:49:52 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 26 replies · 1,293+ views
    March 31, 2008 Group Tied to Pakistani Terrorist to Parade in Binghamton, NY Instead of those plastic toy swords sold at normal parades, they will be selling replicas of the one used by Mohammed to behead infidels.... The city of Binghamton, New York granted a group with ties to Islamic terrorist Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani a permit to publicly celebrate Milad-un-Nabi, or Muhammed’s birthday, in the streets of Binghamton this Saturday. The Muslims of the Americas (MOA), the name used by Jamaat ul Fuqra, or “Community of the Impoverished,” was issued a permit for a public celebration that includes a...
  • Why did (California RAT) state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?

    04/05/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/04/14 | Matthias Gafni
    Shocking enough are the allegations that a long-perceived unassuming state senator tried brokering an international arms deal with military-style rifles and rocket launchers, but Leland Yee may have narrowly escaped an even more ominous label: supporter of terrorism. Yee, whose arrest after an FBI undercover sting shook the California political world last week, would likely have been charged with aiding terrorists if not for a bureaucratic label missing from the militant Filipino group that he is accused of sourcing for an international arms deal, counterterrorism experts told this newspaper. His ties to the group, whose leader has said he personally...
  • Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York

    01/03/2015 5:40:45 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/3/15 | Jonathan Dienst and Robert Windrem
    A one-time associate of Osama Bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest. Al-Libi had pleaded not guilty. The al Qaeda terror suspect has been in poor health and suffered liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, according...
  • Harsh interrogations crucial in Osama bin Laden capture, Republicans say

    12/25/2014 6:44:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Senate Democrats’ ‘torture report’ claims tactics played no role in finding al Qaeda leaderSenate Democrats’ argument that harsh CIA interrogations played no role in finding Osama bin Laden revolves in crucial ways around the life of Hassan Ghul. It was Ghul, an al Qaeda operative who moved between Pakistan and Iraq, who turned out to be the most informative biographer of Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti. It was al-Kuwaiti who eventually led the CIA to bin Laden’s home address in Abbottabad, Pakistan. To Democratic staffers who wrote the Dec. 9 Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation...
  • The CIA Reportedly Lied About How We Got Bin Laden [Enhanced Interrogation Didn't Do It]

    12/10/2014 8:27:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/10/2014 | Ken Dilanian
    After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what was one of the spy agency's greatest successes. Then-CIA Director Leon Panetta repeated that assertion in public, and it found its way into a critically acclaimed movie about the operation, "Zero Dark Thirty," which depicts a detainee offering up the identity of bin Laden's courier, Abu Ahmad al-Kuwaiti, after being tortured at a secret CIA interrogation site. As it turned out, bin Laden was living in al-Kuwaiti's walled family compound,...
  • How Bin Laden Escaped in 2001—The lessons of Tora Bora

    11/18/2014 9:57:26 AM PST · by PapaNew · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12-15-2013 | Yaniv Barzilai
    In 2001, a small U.S. special operations force had won extraordinary victories in Afghanistan and closed in on Bin Laden before high-level blunders allowed him to escape into Pakistan. Exactly twelve years ago, during the cold Winter days between December 10-16, in the jagged mountains of Tora Bora that separate Afghanistan from Pakistan, Osama bin Laden walked unencumbered into Pakistan and disappeared for nine and a half years. Just before, however, bin Laden had made an egregious error. After spending a couple seconds too long on his radio, the CIA pinpointed bin Laden’s location to within ten meters. One hour...
  • SEALs and Usama bin Laden

    11/15/2014 7:59:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/14 | Jim O'Neill
    I salute their service and sacrifice Many in the community are…infuriated, [O’Neill] says. “There’s a shitstorm around this.”—Rob O’Neill referring to SEALs going public, “The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden…Is Screwed” “Frankly, a week ago Sunday, in the Situation Room, we all agreed that we would not release any operational details from the effort to take out bin Laden. That all fell apart on Monday—the next day.”—Then Defense Secretary, Robert Gates 5/12/11 Our present POTUS tells lies like they are an art form he is determined to master. God knows he has shown a remarkable flair for it—although if...
  • Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden revealed.

    11/11/2014 8:08:11 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 109 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 Nov , 2014 | Martin Gould
    'People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.'
  • New Fox News Documentary: Meet 'The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden'

    11/04/2014 12:58:31 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Foxs News
    FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a new documentary entitled "The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden" hosted by Washington correspondent Peter Doocy, on Tuesday, November 11th and Wednesday, November 12th from 10-11PM/ET. The two-night presentation will feature an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed terrorist leader Usama Bin Laden. In the special, he describes the events leading up to and during the historical raid that took place on May 1st, 2011. Revealing his identity and speaking out publicly for the first time, the Navy SEAL, also known as “The Shooter,” will...
  • US Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

    11/04/2014 11:38:19 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov. 3 , 2014 | Dan De Luce
    The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media. Days after the Fox News network announced it would broadcast a documentary with a commando who claims to have shot Osama bin Laden, Rear Admiral Brian Losey, the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote to his troops denouncing anyone who seeks fame or fortune by revealing details of secret missions. "A critical tenet of our Ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work,...
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuela’s Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008  By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • Al Qaeda Wasn’t ‘on the Run’ - Obama blocked a full review and release of bin Laden's papers

    09/05/2014 1:47:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 15, 2014 | Stephen F. Hayes
    [SNIP] ".....In all, the U.S. government would have access to more than a million documents detailing al Qaeda’s funding, training, personnel, and future plans. The raid promised to be a turning point in America’s war on terror, not only because it eliminated al Qaeda’s leader, but also because the materials taken from his compound had great intelligence value. Analysts and policymakers would no longer need to depend on the inherently incomplete picture that had emerged from the piecing together of disparate threads of intelligence—collected via methods with varying records of success and from sources of uneven reliability. The bin Laden...
  • Bill Clinton, Hours Before 9/11 Attacks: 'I Could Have Killed' Osama bin Laden

    08/01/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/1 | Dan Good
    Hours before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia about his missed chance to kill attack mastermind Osama bin Laden, according to audio released this week. Clinton was speaking at a business meeting in Melbourne when the topic turned to terrorism. “I’m just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden ... He’s a very smart guy. I spent a lot of time thinking about him. And I nearly got him once,” Clinton said in the audio, which was recorded by former Liberal Party head Michael Kroger and aired by Sky News. “I...
  • Bill Clinton On 9/10/01: ‘I Could Have Killed’ Bin Laden

    07/31/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · by bkopto · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Just hours before the planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, former president Bill Clinton was in Australia telling businessmen that he “could have killed” Osama Bin Laden during his presidency, but chose not to, MSNBC reports. “I nearly got him,” he says on newly-released recordings of the September 10 meeting. “And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn’t do it.” Michael Kroger, one...
  • “Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!” Or vice versa.

    07/01/2014 5:23:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-1-2014 | MOTUS
     *Actual Results May VaryEven as bumper sticker slogans go, it was a bit dubious from the start. Now it looks like it was actually the other way around.The claim seemed bogus from the moment the angry mob in Cairo chanted “Obama! Obama! There are still a billion Osamas!” right up through this month’s resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq.And as far as GM goes, it appears that rumors of its survival may have been exaggerated as well. Despite life support efforts that included the removal of crushing debt from its books and infusions of billions in special future tax breaks,...
  • Their 9/11 Role - The Taliban Five are even worse than you’ve heard.

    06/13/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 13, 2014 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    One of the five senior Taliban leaders transferred to Qatar in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl played a key role in al Qaeda’s plans leading up to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Mohammad Fazl, who served as the Taliban’s army chief of staff and deputy defense minister prior to his detention at Guantánamo, did not have a hand in planning the actual 9/11 hijackings. Along with a notorious al Qaeda leader, however, Fazl did help coordinate a military offensive against the enemies of the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan the day before. And Osama bin Laden viewed that...
  • Obama releasing 'reformed' Guantanamo prisoners for reasons including having taken up yoga

    06/08/2014 4:46:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 52 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 13:22 EST, 8 June 2014 | By Alex Greig and Associated Press
    President Barack Obama is moving ahead with his push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison despite the uproar over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for a captured American soldier, an administration official said Thursday. The Periodic Review Board has determined that more former 'forever prisoners,' including one who says he has been reformed by practicing yoga and another who was a bodyguard for Bin Laden but now wants to start a 'milk and honey farm' are fit for release to their homelands or repatriation. Ghaleb Nasser al Bihani, 35, told a parole board in April that he had read...
  • Member of Taliban's elite Supreme Shura among 5 transferred to Qatar

    06/08/2014 1:41:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | June 8 2014 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Two court decisions provide insights into the career of Khairullah Khairkhwa, who was recently transferred from Guantanamo to Qatar along with four other senior Taliban leaders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. On May 27, 2011, District Court Judge Ricardo Urbina published his opinion rejecting Khairkhwa's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. And, on Dec. 14, 2012, the DC Circuit Court issued its ruling affirming Judge Urbina's opinion. The courts concluded that Khairkhwa was a member of the Taliban's Supreme Shura council, an elite group of 10 leaders who reported directly to Mullah Omar. The Shura oversaw the Taliban's...
  • 7 Ways Obama Failed to Lead During the Bin Laden Raid

    05/28/2014 12:44:01 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 25 replies
    With her memoir, Hard Choices set to be released in the coming weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her publishing company have provided an excerpt in which she claims President Obama’s actions during the Bin Laden raid were “as crisp and courageous a display of leadership” that she had ever seen. Here are 7 reasons that Obama’s leadership during the raid was neither crisp or courageous...
  • Lawyer for doctor in Bin Laden case quits over security

    05/10/2014 10:00:04 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 10 2014 | BBC News
    The lawyer for a doctor accused of helping the US find Osama Bin Laden has told the BBC that he has quit the case after receiving frequent death threats. Lawyer Samiullah Afridi also cited US pressure on Pakistan for the release of Dr Shakil Afridi as another reason for his decision. Dr Afridi is accused of using the cover of a door-to-door vaccination campaign to help the US find Bin Laden.
  • Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

    04/23/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 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 · 143 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...