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  • Obama releases al Qaeda’s most skilled explosives expert

    01/21/2016 11:39:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Obama administration has released one of al Qaeda’s most skilled explosives experts, a man personally praised by Osama bin Laden and who created the shoe-bomb design that was used unsuccessfully to bring down an airliner in 2001. The Pentagon said on Thursday that Egyptian Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah, who may have known of the September 11, 2001 plot, was transferred to the government of Bosnia. Al Sawah fought with the Bosnia army in the early 1990s and eventually made his way to Afghanistan in 2000. Like other members of al Qaeda, al-Sawah began his terrorism career as a...
  • Does Omar Bin Ladens Tell-All Reveal the Contents of Sandy Bergers Pants?

    10/15/2009 1:39:07 PM PDT · by gaijin · 32 replies · 2,645+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept 18, 2009 | Annie Jacobsen
    In its pages, Omar (and his mother) reveal that the Clinton administration failed in a major assassination attempt of Osama bin Laden, just days after the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings. This is something that has often been speculated but never confirmed. Former insiders like Richard Clarke say Omar bin Ladens account of the assassination failure appears to be credible. And if this is the case, it might explain a little more about what documents Sandy Berger really had stashed away.
  • Family: Ahmed Mohamed, clock-making teen, transferring to another school

    09/18/2015 9:55:26 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ashley Fantz and AnneClaire Stapleton
    ~SNIP~ In middle school, Ahmed said, he had been called "bombmaker" and a "terrorist." "Just because of my race and my religion," he said, adding that when he walked into the room where he was questioned, an officer reclined in a chair and remarked, "That's who I thought it was." "I took it to mean he was pointing at me for what I am, my race," the freshman explained. Ahmed is not going back to MacArthur -- he's transferring to another school, his father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said. The family has not yet picked a new school for Ahmed, he...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Invites Teen Clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed to Facebook

    09/17/2015 11:23:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 | Gillian Edevane
    Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old North Texas student who was questioned and detained after teachers at his Irving high school thought his homemade clock resembled a bomb, has been invited to meet with leaders of the tech industry, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest, Zuckerberg posted on his own Facebook page, adding that he would love to meet the young teen.s Zuckerberg joins the ranks of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, White House Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and Twitter co-founder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey, all of...
  • CIA job interview leads to criminal investigation of Green Beret

    02/09/2015 3:06:33 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    A Green Beret officer who was stripped of a prestigious valor award and dropped from the Special Forces fell out of favor with Army officials after the CIA shared information it gathered about him while he was going through screening for a potential job, according to officials familiar with the case. Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Command for an undisclosed violation of the U.S. militarys rules of engagement in 2010 that resulted in the death of a known enemy fighter and bombmaker in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to the officials. The Army closed a...
  • Army secretary defends stripping Special Forces officer of awards

    03/06/2015 3:51:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | March 5, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    The secretary of the Army is defending his decision to strip awards for heroism from a former Green Beret officer, saying the soldier demonstrated a "lack of honorable conduct" after he earned the medals. Golsteyn was later investigated for an undisclosed violation of the military's rules of engagement in combat a violation related to the killing of a known enemy bombmaker, according to officials familiar with the case. The investigation closed in 2014 without Golsteyn's being charged with a crime, but Army Secretary John McHugh made the rare decision to strip him of both awards anyway. (snip) In a...
  • Muslim Student Caught Making Bombs at Georgia Tech Dies from Injuries in Bomb Blast in his Apartment

    03/14/2014 10:52:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies ^ | March 14, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Saamers initial prognosis was very bad, but he fought for more than a month,
  • Tunisia: Man blows himself up while making a bomb

    08/03/2013 9:06:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 3, 2013 9:27 AM EDT
    Tunisian authorities say a suspected religious extremist blew himself up while making a bomb in a home he was renting near the capital. Separately, the interior ministry says an extremist was arrested on Friday after he blew off his hand while handling explosives in Menzel Bourguiba, 43 miles from Tunis.
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qaadat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrators Cover BlownBut Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • Alleged al-Qaeda bomb instructor shows mangled hand to court in Guantanamo hearing

    04/27/2006 8:44:25 PM PDT · by auzerais · 25 replies · 852+ views
    San Diego Union/AP ^ | 4/26/06 | Ben Fox
    War on Terror Alleged al-Qaeda bomb instructor shows mangled hand to court in Guantanamo hearing By Ben Fox ASSOCIATED PRESS 4:41 p.m. April 26, 2006 GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba Holding up a scarred, mangled hand, an alleged al-Qaeda explosives instructor told a U.S. military court Wednesday his transfer to a maximum security unit has made his life in the Guantanamo Bay prison more difficult. [b]Sufyian Barhoumi, who lost four fingers and damaged his thumb in a land mine explosion in Afghanistan, said he struggles to use the sink[i] and toilet[/i] in the prison's Camp Five.[/b] He also said...
  • Saudi bomb maker for Al Qaeda may be among drone strike dead

    10/01/2011 11:27:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 2, 2011 | Brian Bennett
    Reporting from Washington In the wake of the U.S. drone strike in Yemen that killed two Americans linked to Al Qaeda, U.S. intelligence officials were attempting to confirm reports that an inventive Saudi bomb maker for the terrorist organization also was among the dead. News reports said one of at least two other men killed in the CIA-led operation Friday was Ibrahim Hassan Asiri, a fugitive whose signature bomb-making style has linked him to multiple attacks that were directed by the offshoot group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Yemen sentences al Qaeda bomb-maker to death

    10/18/2010 12:06:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 0/18/10 | Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed Mokhashaf
    SANAA (Reuters) Yemen on Monday sentenced to death an al Qaeda bomb-maker who told the judge the "demise" of the country was in the hands of militants whose southern hideouts are being targeted by air raids. Saleh al-Shawish was arrested in January and prosecutors said he specialized in explosives while training with jihadist militants in Afghanistan. Yemen is trying to quell a resurgent branch of al Qaeda in the country, which has increased its attacks on both Western and government targets in the Arabian Peninsula state, a neighbor of top oil exporter Saudi Arabia. Shawish confessed in court to...
  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for Failed New York Bombing

    05/02/2010 7:08:25 AM PDT · by harwood · 73 replies · 2,384+ views
    Qari Hussain Mehsud from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan accepts the responsibility of recent Attack on USA with Great Pride and Utmost Bravery

    05/31/2009 12:15:41 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 580 replies · 24,425+ views
    KAKE News ^ | 5/31/09
    No article link, just headline
  • PHILIPPINES : Pakistani linked to JI arrested

    12/03/2008 8:37:14 AM PST · by Qaz_W · 7 replies · 560+ views
    Business World Online ^ | December 4, 2008 | AFP
    COTABATO Authorities in Mindanao have arrested a Pakistani with alleged links to a Southeast Asian extremist group for making bombs, it was announced yesterday. Muhammand Alpariz was arrested at his apartment in Shariff Kabunsuan province by joint police and military operatives on Tuesday, local 6th Infantry Division spokesman Lt. Col. Julieto Ando said. Found in his possession were "two 60-millimeter mortar shells rigged to improvised explosives devices" and two howitzer shells ready to be attached to similar bombs, said Southern Mindanao police head Chief Superintendent Pedro Tango. "These bombs, if exploded, would cause extensive damage," he added. "He did...
  • Link to animal extremists probed ( ALF Bomb maker ? )

    06/21/2007 9:51:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,265+ views
    The Daily Times- ^ | 6/21/2007 | Pierrette J. Shields
    Magazines from domestic terrorism threat found ... Ronald Swerlein kept magazines in his home from the Animal Liberation Front, a group the FBI calls a leading domestic terrorism threat, ... Police first searched the 50-year-olds home over the weekend and arrested him Sunday on suspicion of possessing and making explosives. According to a search warrant inventory, police seized four magazines from the Animal Liberation Front from Swerleins home. The warrant requesting the search said the magazines describe arsons and use of explosives claimed by members of the group, who typically remain anonymous. The groups Web site states that individuals work...
  • Gaza - Top Hamas military chief wounded

    07/11/2006 10:04:04 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 38 replies · 1,830+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | July 12, 2006
    The supreme military chief of Hamas wounded in a raid of Israel JERUSALEM - the supreme chief of the branch armed with Hamas, Mohammed Deif, was wounded at the time of a raid of Israeli aviation close to Gaza, indicated to Wednesday morning a military spokesman in Tel-Aviv. "Mohammed Deif was wounded in the night at the time of a raid of aviation against a house of Sheik Radwan, close to Gaza, but we are unaware of the gravity of its wounds", it specified. A Palestinian medical source confirmed with AFP that Mr. Deif was wounded and operated. According...
  • Azahari was 'brains behind JI'

    11/09/2005 3:14:09 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 301+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 November 2005
    THE death of Malaysian bomb mastermind Azahari Husin will remove one of the brains behind terrorist network Jemaah Islamiah, the Australian government has said. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and Attorney General Philip Ruddock have welcomed reports the so-called "Demolition Man" who was behind both Bali attacks and the Jakarta Australian Embassy bombing has blown himself up after a shootout in Indonesia. "Noordin Top and Azahari have been the two keys to these bombings by what we broadly define as Jemaah Islamiah in Indonesia, so to take either or both of them out is a very important step forward," Mr Downer...
  • Hamas Bombmaker Vows to Continue Attacks

    08/26/2005 4:38:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,160+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | 8/26/05 | AP - Gaza
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A shadowy Hamas bombmaker who tops Israel's most-wanted list on Saturday issued his first videotaped statement since going into hiding more than a decade ago. Mohammed Deif praised Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as a victory for armed resistance, rejected calls for his group to disarm, and vowed to continue attacks on Israel until the Jewish state is erased from the map. Deif, who has escaped three Israeli attempts to kill him, has been living underground since 1992. He is so shadowy that the most recent photograph of him is from the 1980s.
  • Suspected London bomb maker sought

    07/13/2005 9:06:37 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 58 replies · 2,557+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 14, 2005 | BY KNUT ROYCE AND JOHN RILEY
    British police and intelligence officials have launched a nationwide manhunt for a man identified as a likely bomb maker in last week's London attacks, who was seen on a security tape with the four suspected bombers, according to a U.S. official. "They know who No. 5 is," said the official, who has access to substantial intelligence flowing from the bomb investigation but asked to not be identified. The man was pictured on a closed-circuit security tape with the four bombers just before they entered London's Underground on July 7 with backpacks the police believe contained bombs. He is British and...
  • "Amateur Bomb Maker" Arrested in Suffolk

    05/02/2005 6:17:30 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 876+ views
    1010 WINS - Shore Manor, NY ^ | May 1, 2005 8:37 am US/Eastern | 1010 WINS - Shore Manor, NY
    An amateur bomb-maker in Suffolk County is in police custody this morning after testing the explosions in his back yard. Police charged 28-year-old Robert Rotella of Shore Manor with criminal weapons possession after they were told he accepted delivery of chemicals that were used to make explosives. He was arraigned yesterday in First District Court in Islip and released on his own recognizance. Rotella's neighbors simply said he is no threat to national security and that he makes fireworks for fun.
  • 9/11 Professor Reportedly Trained Domestic Terrorists

    02/18/2005 10:32:00 PM PST · by TBP · 5 replies · 637+ views
    Freedom News ^ | February 11, 2005 | Tim Phares
    Ward Churchill, the University of Colorado professor caught up in the controversy about his remarks calling the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center "little Eichmanns," reportedly trained domestic terrorists, Fox News reported tonight, citing a Denver newspaper. The January 18, 1987 issue of the Denver Post reported that Professor Churchill taught the Weatherman, a violent, revolutionary radical group, how to make bombs and fire weapons. This revelation comes on the heels of the comments by a former student of Churchill's who was in his class on April 19, 1995, the day of the...
  • Bombmaker linked to Bali, Jakarta attacks: police

    08/19/2003 12:58:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 175+ views
    Indonesian police say a Malaysian bombmaker was responsible for both the Bali bombings last year and the hotel bombing in Jakarta earlier this month. Indonesia's chief of detectives says Azahari bin Husin - who was educated in Australia - is one of a group of 16 who were involved in the latest attack on the Marriott hotel. Many of those involved are already in custody. Dr Azahari is still at large, along with another Bali bomb suspect named in connection to the Marriott attack, fellow Malaysian Noordin Mohammed Top. Two others already under arrest in connection with the Bali plot...
  • #4 on Local Most Wanted List Captured - IRAQ

    07/31/2003 7:03:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 257+ views
    FOX News | 7/31/03
    Known as The Bombmaker.
  • Israel searches for Irish bomb-maker in West Bank

    07/13/2003 8:05:23 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 144+ views
    A massive manhunt is underway for an Irish republican bomb-maker who is believed to be training Palestinian activists in the West Bank. According to the Observer newspaper, Israeli police and the internal security agency Shin Bet are searching for the man who arrived at Israel's International Airport three weeks ago, travelling on a British passport. The bomb expert has been sent to the Occupied Territories to share his expertise to groups like Islamic Jihad, The Observer added on Sunday. Israeli sources told the newspaper that the man travelled on his own passport posing as a tourist when he arrived at...
  • Listen to an Interview with Saddam's Bombmaker

    03/14/2003 10:31:42 PM PST · by Varmint Al · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Saddam's Bomb maker, Dr. Khidhir Hamza on Radio this Saturday March 15, 2003 at 3 P.M. -- 50,000 Watt KCBC Radio 770 AM in Central California On Sunday March 9, 2003 Steve Wampler interviewed Dr. Khidhir Hamza, who headed Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons program and is the author of the book, "Saddam's Bomb maker". The show will be rebroadcast Saturday at 3 p.m. (at 50,000 watts, with reach over about one-third of California) on KCBC, 770 AM. The interview lasted for 40 minutes of the 60-minute program and covered topics such as: Why Saddam should be removed from power in...