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  • The Syrian ‘Rebels’ and Chemical Weapons: Remembering Your Al-Qaeda History (Andrew C. McCarthy)

    09/03/2013 2:57:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 3rd, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Myopic focus on alleged chemical weapons use by the Assad regime in Syria is wrongheaded, as it has been all along. The salient issue is whether the United States should intervene militarily on behalf of enemies of the United States — the “rebel” factions, in which ties to al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood run deep. If chemical weapons use, rather than American national security, is to be our obsession, however, it is worth remembering al Qaeda’s history in that regard. In 1998, the Clinton Justice Department filed its initial indictment against Osama bin Laden for conspiring to carry out mass-damage...
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • Did Clinton nod to Mubarak overthrow? Book suggests foreign policy goof led to Luxor terror massacre

    10/15/2001 6:09:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 979+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, October 15, 2001
    Did Clinton nod to Mubarak overthrow? Book suggests foreign policy goof led to Luxor terror massacre © 2001 WorldNetDaily.com A secret deal between the Clinton administration and terrorists linked with Osama bin Laden led directly to the senseless slaughter of some 70 West European tourists and the wounding of hundreds, according to a book written by a former congressional terrorism expert. According to Yossef Bodansky, author of "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America," a Central Intelligence Agency operative dealing with Islamic terrorists on matters of security for the U.S. forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina led them to believe President Clinton ...
  • Congressional adviser increases volume on warning: Terrorists from Balkans could reach into Europe

    09/13/2006 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 79 replies · 1,378+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 9/13/06 | WorldNetDaily.com
    A U.S. Congressional adviser is turning up the volume on his long-standing warnings that terrorists who have set up camps in the Balkans now easily can reach into Europe, telling reporters in Serbia that the idea now has a name – "Balkans 2020." Congressional adviser Yossef Bodansky, director of the U.S. House of Representatives Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare since 1988, told Slovenian Finance that the goal of the campaign is to set up terrorist camps in Bosnia, Kosovo, Sandzak and Croatia. He said at least five intelligence agencies now are working to track people and arms arriving...
  • LIVE THREAD: CSPAN 2 - The Saddam Tapes and WMD translations NOW (12:20pm PST)

    02/21/2006 12:23:22 PM PST · by cgk · 76 replies · 3,878+ views
    CSPAN 2 | 2-21-06
    Posterboard is up on screen showing translations of what Saddam and Tariq Aziz said on the tapes released this weekend at the Intelligence Summit. It sounds like former UN inspector Tierney is the one reading the translations.
  • New evidence on Saddam's WMDs?

    01/07/2006 2:19:04 PM PST · by Gribbles141 · 21 replies · 1,980+ views
    WND ^ | 1-7-06
    Posted: January 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com WASHINGTON – A former intelligence analyst currently working as a civilian contractor will unveil publicly what he believes to be recordings of Saddam Hussein's office meetings discussing his program of developing weapons of mass destruction at an International Intelligence Summit in the nation's capital next month. The highly confidential audio was overlooked when it was found in a warehouse along with many other untranslated Iraqi intelligence files, according to the contractor. The recordings are very significant because they may contain audio of Saddam's secret intentions regarding weapons of mass destruction,...
  • An American Hiroshima?

    08/02/2005 5:16:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 88 replies · 3,515+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 8-2-05 | Jamie Glazov/Joseph Farah
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Joseph Farah, the founder, editor and chief executive officer of WND and a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host. He is also the publisher of Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, a premium, online, subscription intelligence news service.FP: Joseph Farah, welcome to Frontpage Interview. It is a pleasure to have you here.Farah: Thank you, Jamie.   FP: In one of your recent G-2 bulletins, you discuss the evidence suggesting that Osama is planning what he calls an "American Hiroshima" and that he already has the means to do it. Al Qaeda has apparently already smuggled nuclear weapons into the U.S. This...
  • CHINA PROVIDES TERRORISM'S NEW WEAPON - (better pay attention to this development!!)

    07/15/2005 2:47:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 55 replies · 1,723+ views
    YCSI.NET ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | GORDON THOMAS
    The world's Terror Network has been given a new weapon. It can overcome the most stringent of airport and airline security checks. Far more lethal than Semtex, it can be smuggled with virtual impunity from one country to another, one terrorist cell to another. For the 80 terror groups listed on the computers of the CIA, MI5, MI6 and Germany's BND, the weapon once more tips the scales in their favour. It is a new type of plastic explosive that was used by the two young British radical Muslims in last week's suicide bomb attack on the club in Tel...
  • TERRORISM: AL-QAEDA THREATENS EUROPE FROM BALKANS, SAY EXPERTS

    04/28/2005 7:38:01 AM PDT · by Destro · 39 replies · 1,043+ views
    adnki.com ^ | 28-Apr-2005 16:30 | AKI
    TERRORISM: AL-QAEDA THREATENS EUROPE FROM BALKANS, SAY EXPERTS Belgrade, 28 April (AKI) – A group of prominent right-wing American analysts, supported by several Serbian academics, have claimed that the greatest terrorist threat to Europe comes from the Balkans, particularly from Bosnia and Kosovo which still maintain links to al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist organisations. The experts were delegates at a two day conference, sponsored by the Belgrade University, that attracted terrorism specialists from the region, the United States and Europe. Yosef Bodansky, the director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Conventional Warfare in Washington, said that the Balkans...
  • Saddam and TWA Flight 800

    12/03/2004 12:56:37 AM PST · by kattracks · 70 replies · 4,963+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/03/04 | Christopher S. Carson
    Even after the presidential election, America’s media solons and disgruntled former government officials—such as Richard Clarke—continue to get fawning coverage for every pronouncement on the basic harmlessness of Saddam’s Iraq. We’re supposed to accept the idea that Saddam was just a small-time monster, too weak and incompetent to harm a far-away America. But wouldn’t it be revealing if our intelligence community actually had to answer some hard questions about Ramzi Yousef and the annihilation of TWA Flight 800—the second-greatest mass-murder in American history. The public would then hear of how Yousef worked for Saddam Hussein, and how Iraq's dictator was...
  • How Does America Respond To WMD Attack?

    12/01/2004 7:42:21 AM PST · by Read2Know · 2 replies · 154+ views
    Conservative Trailhead ^ | 12/01/2004 | Henry Ortuno
    The need for the US to put the Islamic world on notice of our absolute determination to respond with an attack on the centers of Islamic culture. Making it clear, we will do this with nuclear weapons. If the leaders of the Islamic world realize they will obliterated, in the event of a WMD attack on the US, I bet their hosting and financial support will for terrorist organizations will come to a rapid end.
  • Who is going to die?

    12/01/2004 1:04:29 AM PST · by eakole · 145 replies · 7,514+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 1, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    "Yossef Bodansky, the former director of the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and a man I respect immensely for his intelligence insights, says the United States faces an "inevitable" al-Qaida attack with weapons of mass destruction. "What would be the U.S. response to such an attack? "Now is the time to think about the unthinkable. "Contingency plans need to be made. And those plans, at least some of them, need to be known to the whole world to serve as a deterrent against such an attack. …" "… * The Islamist world and its allies need to know there...
  • Expert: Massive WMD attack 'inevitable'

    11/30/2004 1:01:46 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 64 replies · 3,775+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, November 30, 2004
    The United States is losing the war on terrorism and faces an "inevitable" al-Qaida attack with weapons of mass destruction that will be worse than 9-11, according to a counter-terror expert. "All of the warnings we have today indicate that a major strike – something more horrible than anything we've seen before – is all but inevitable," said Yossef Bodansky, former director of the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, in an interview yesterday with the Jerusalem Post. Bodansky said "the primary option" for the next al-Qaida attack on American soil would be to employ weapons of...
  • Terror expert: Qaida WMD attack on US likely soon

    11/29/2004 9:56:28 AM PST · by Snapple · 88 replies · 2,925+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | 10-29-04 | Etgar Lefkovits
    An al-Qaida attack on the US with non-conventional weapons is virtually "inevitable..."All of the warnings we have today indicate that a major strike – something more horrible than anything we've seen before – is all but inevitable," [Bodansky] said.
  • Terror expert: Qaida WMD attack on US likely soon

    11/28/2004 7:18:24 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 82 replies · 2,953+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 29, 2004 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    An al-Qaida attack on the US with non-conventional weapons is virtually "inevitable," and the organization is likely "tying up the knots" for such an attack, Yosef Bodansky, former director of the US Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. "All of the warnings we have today indicate that a major strike – something more horrible than anything we've seen before – is all but inevitable," he said. Bodansky, here for the second annual Jerusalem Summit, an international gathering of conservative thinkers, added that "the primary option" for the next al-Qaida attack on US...
  • Excerpts from The Secret History of the Iraq War

    11/02/2004 6:30:04 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 9 replies · 838+ views
    HarperCollins Publishers ^ | February 2004 | Yossef Bodansky
    In the fall of 2002 Iraq crossed an unacceptable threshold, supplying operational weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to bin Laden's terrorists. These developments were confirmed to the Western intelligence services after several terrorists -- graduates of WMD training programs -- were captured in Israel, Chechnya, Turkey, and France, along with documents related to their activities. On the basis of pure threat analysis, the United States should have gone to war against Iraq, as well as its partners Syria and Iran, in fall 2002. By then there was already unambiguous evidence indicating the urgency of defusing the imminent danger posed by...
  • Bodansky: Terrorists Seek ‘Mass Casualties on an Unprecedented Scale’ (says were losing)

    10/05/2004 9:43:48 PM PDT · by FearGodNotMen · 31 replies · 1,079+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Oct. 5, 2004 | Dave Eberhart
    Few understand the minds of terror leaders the way Yossef Bodansky does. Bodanksy was the first expert to significantly warn the West about Osama bin Laden in his 1999 best seller, “Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America.” As director of research at the International Strategic Studies Association and director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bodansky is one of the world’s most sought-after terror experts. In an exclusive interview with NewsMax, Bodansky starkly concluded that the U.S. is losing its war on terrorism. In fact, since Sept....
  • Expert: Terrorists Seek ‘Mass Casualties’ of ‘Unprecedented Scale’

    10/04/2004 6:12:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 2,166+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/5/04 | Dave Eberhart
    Few understand the mind of the terror leaders like Yossef Bodansky. Bodanksy was the first expert to significantly warn the West about bin Laden in his 1999 bestseller “Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America.” As director of Research of the International Strategic Studies Association and the director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bodasnky is one of the world’s most sought after terror experts. In an exclusive interview with NewsMax, Bodansky starkly concluded the U.S. is losing its war on terrorism. In fact, since Sept. 11, he...
  • VANITY: Did anyone hear Yossef Bodansky on the Rush Limbaugh Show Roger Hedgecock today?

    08/24/2004 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Thrusher · 41 replies · 4,947+ views
    What is the story on Bodansky? As the Director of the Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the U. S. Congress, it seems like he would have some credibility. He set forth some pretty articulate explanations of where Saddam's WMDs may be (Syria) and that al Quada did receive support and training from Iraq. Is he just pushing a book or does he know what he's talking about? And if any of what he is saying is true, why hasn't anyone else picked it up? I know that the "mainstream" media would totally ignore it, of course, but...
  • Bodansky's 1999 Book Details Relationship Between Hussein and Bin Laden

    On August 31, 1998, before the crisis reached its peak, Hassan al-Turabi approached Iraqi vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan, then visiting Khartoum, and asked if bin Laden could move his headquarters to Iraq. Ramadan immediately responded with a resounding yes, and bin Laden was notified within a few hours. Bin Laden has had some relations with Iraqi intelligence since 1993, when he played a role in the preparation and running of the Islamist operations in Somalia in which Iraqi special forces and Arab “Afghans” retrained by Iraqi intelligence also took part. In June 1994 bin Laden met Faruq al-Hijazi, then...
  • The Arafat/Saddam/al-Queda nexus

    07/19/2004 4:16:22 PM PDT · by Salem · 17 replies · 986+ views
    The Sucker of Israel:Bodansky’s Revelations: Part I Israeli-born Yossef Bodansky has been the director of the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare for more than a decade. His latest book, The Secret War of the Iraq War (Harper-Collins 2004), is the basis of this article. Indeed, I will quote extensively from Chapter 3 of his book and inject comments en passant. Chapter 3 refers to an investigation that had begun in the fall of 2002 in Israel, and which involved the intelligence services of more than six countries. “The investigators’ findings,” writes Bodansky, “provided the ‘smoking gun’...
  • Secret History of the Iraq War

    06/16/2004 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Maigret · 36 replies · 425+ views
    Harper Collins ^ | 6/04 | Yossef Bodansky
    Secret History of the Iraq War by Yossef Bodansky In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months after the president declared an end to major combat operations, Saddam Hussein was captured in a farmhouse in Al-Dawr. And yet neither peace nor democracy has taken hold in Iraq; instead the country has plunged into terrorist insurgency and guerrilla warfare, with no end in sight. What went wrong? In The Secret History of the Iraq War,...
  • [Three Axis-of-Evil Countries] "Planned Simultaneous Invasion of S. Korea and Israel in 92"

    11/13/2002 1:43:04 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 298+ views
    Chosun.com ^ | N/A 11/12/02 | N/A
    [Three Axis of Evil Countries] "Planned Simultaneous Invasion of S. Korea and Israel in 92" American terrorism expert Bodansky claims ... "Kim Il-Sung called it off at the last moment." In his new book, "The High Cost of Peace", Mr. Bodansky writes that: After the fall of Soviet Union, Iran had the ambition to create alliance from the Mediteranian to the Indus River. Iran recruited Syria, Pakistan, and Iraq to agree to the struggle to drive out the common enemy, U.S.A.. Iran stepped up the support for terrorism against the West. Imported large quantities of conventional weapons and missiles to...
  • True Believer

    10/01/2002 9:49:45 PM PDT · by logician2u · 33 replies · 1,343+ views
    Chicago Magazine ^ | October 2002 | Steve Rhodes
    True BelieverBy Steve Rhodes I will spend most of this interview wondering if David Schippers is out of his mind. You remember David Schippers. He is the diehard Chicago Democrat hired by the Republicans to prosecute Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He was the genial, grandfatherly man with the salt-and-pepper beard sitting at the witness table before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, the lawyer barely concealing his contempt for the President, famously peering over his eyeglasses in a dramatic pause and then declaring, “Life was so much simpler before they found that dress, wasn’t it?” Life was so much simpler before I...
  • Another FBI Agent Blows the WhistleNew evidence FBI quashed another terror probe before 9/11

    08/01/2002 12:00:36 PM PDT · by honway · 109 replies · 2,409+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | Aug 2,2002 | Jim Crogan
    WHEN FBI COUNSEL COLLEEN ROWLEY DROPPED her bombshell, a now-famous letter to the director, detailing how bureau higher-ups thwarted attempts to investigate accused 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui, before the September 11 attacks, she set off a firestorm. The scorching produced a mea culpa of sorts in June from FBI Director Robert Mueller and a promise of reform. Now there's another whistle blower telling a similar pre-9/11 tale. And so far, the FBI has gone to great lengths to silence him. The Weekly has learned that Chicago-based special agent Robert Wright has accused the agency of shutting down his 1998 criminal...
  • An Oklahoma Mystery New hints of links between Timothy McVeigh and Middle Eastern terrorists

    07/19/2002 10:28:09 PM PDT · by glorygirl · 98 replies · 2,038+ views
    L.A. Weekly ^ | JULY 19 - 25, 2002 | Jim Crogan
    EITHER CONVICTED OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBERS Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were part of a conspiracy, possibly involving Middle Eastern and Filipino connections, or they were not. Seven years later, the authorities have still not fully examined this question. But taking on this issue would seem to fit the mission of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, which are jointly investigating intelligence failures by the FBI and CIA before 9/11. Chaired by two Floridians -- Republican Representative Porter Goss and Democratic Senator Bob Graham -- the Committees' began their closed-door work by focusing on two areas: U.S. investigations of terrorism since...
  • Bin Laden and the Mogadishu massacre

    10/12/2001 12:50:50 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 225+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, October 12, 2001
    Bin Laden and the Mogadishu massacre When U.S. tried to aid Somalians, terrorists conducted guerrilla war © 2001 WorldNetDaily.com The fall of 1993 was a dark time in the annals of U.S. foreign policy. President Clinton organized an international relief effort to stem starvation amid a raging civil war in Somalia. U.S. military forces spearheaded the United Nations peacekeeping and humanitarian mission. The idea was to bring food to the civilians who needed it, while ensuring it was not grabbed by factions vying for power in the turbulent African nation. The American people were led to believe that a massacre of ...