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  • Illegal Immigrants Allowed to Go Free

    03/25/2014 7:28:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    KRGV ^ | 3/25/2014 | KRGV
    HARLINGEN - Federal officials are releasing women and children who enter the country illegally, a CHANNEL 5 NEWS investigation revealed. CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported in 2013 that the feds were releasing anyone deemed a low threat to national security. Border Patrol officials on Friday
  • State Department names groups behind Benghazi strike

    01/10/2014 9:36:30 AM PST · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 Jan 2014
    The State Department on Friday for the first time blamed specific groups and militants for the 2012 Benghazi attack, designating them as terrorists -- a move that further undermines initial claims the attack was spontaneous. The department announced that it was labeling Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Darnah as terror organizations, in part over their role in the Benghazi attack. It applied the same label to Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia, over a separate attack on Americans in Tunis. The State Department also labeled as terrorists Sufian bin Qumu, head of the Darnah branch and a former Guantanamo...
  • In blow to US relations, Karzai orders release of 72 detainees

    01/10/2014 12:52:10 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | January 9, 2014 | Kevin Sieff
    The Afghan government said Thursday it will release 72 high-profile detainees, a decision that defies pleas by U.S. officials and deals a massive blow to U.S.-Afghan relations just as the two countries attempt to complete a long-term security agreement. U.S. officials say the prisoners pose a threat to both Afghan security and American servicemembers based here, claiming their exoneration proves not only the dysfunction of the Afghan judiciary, but also the government’s inability to cooperate on even the gravest matters.
  • Afghanistan to free 88 prisoners despite US objection

    01/06/2014 3:15:56 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | January 6, 2013 | Hafiz Ahmadi
    The Afghan government said on Monday it would release 88 prisoners seen as posing a security threat by the United States, ignoring warnings from Washington ahead of a planned pullout of international forces from the country later this year. “We found no evidence to show these people having hands in terrorist activities,” said Abdul Shakoor Dadras, who heads a government-appointed panel reviewing the prisoners' cases. “They have passed long terms in detention without being assessed. So, we decided to free them,” he added. The government made the announcement last week when it released some 650 prisoners. The decision angered US...
  • Two Guantanamo detainees sent to Sudan

    12/19/2013 4:52:30 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 19, 2013 | Jane Sutton and Eric M. Johnson, Reuters
    The United States has sent two detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility back to their native Sudan, the Defense Department said Wednesday, the latest transfers in an effort to eventually close the controversial prison. The repatriation of Noor Uthman Muhammed, who is about 46 years old, and Ibrahim Idris, who is roughly 52, to the North African country decreased the prisoner count to 158, Defense Department spokesman Lit. Col. J. Todd Breasseale said in a statement. "The United States coordinated with the government of Sudan regarding appropriate security measures and to ensure that these transfers are consistent with...
  • Mohamad Merah, Man of the West

    03/23/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/23/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    The massacre of Jewish children at Oztar HaTorah Jewish Day School in Toulouse presents us with an appalling encapsulation of the depraved nature of our times - although at first glance, the opposite seems to be the case. On the surface, the situation was cut and dry. A murderer drove up to a Jewish school and executed three children and a teacher. Led by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, all of France decried the massacre and announced its solidarity with the French Jewish community. World leaders condemned the crime. The killer died in a standoff with French security forces. Justice was...
  • Alleged member of Hezbollah arrested here

    05/24/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    My SA ^ | 5/24/13 | Guillermo Contreras, Staff Writer
    The FBI has arrested a San Antonio man on charges that he lied to get into the United States and tried to get a sensitive Defense Department position. Wissam Allouche, 44, appeared for an initial hearing Friday afternoon, and shook his head when U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad read the charges leveled in a federal indictment. The judge ordered him held pending a bail hearing and his arraignment on Tuesday. “He allegedly tried to cover up his affiliation with Hezbollah,” said special agent Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio. “It is believed he was looking to secure...
  • Obama to Restart Transfers From Guantanamo

    05/22/2013 3:30:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies
    Obama to Restart Transfers From Guantanamo By JULIAN E. BARNES, EVAN PEREZ and ADAM ENTOUS WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is set to restart transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. officials said, kick-starting a long-stalled drive to close the prison. In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama will reassert his case that closing Guantanamo is crucial to U.S. counterterrorism goals. While he isn't planning to detail in the speech how to speed up transfers from the prison, officials said the president in coming weeks plans to lift the administration's prohibition on sending detainees to Yemen. The president in the speech...
  • ICE released more than 600 detainees with criminal records

    05/16/2013 10:22:43 PM PDT · by donna · 17 replies
    KPHO ^ | May 16, 2013 | Greg Argos
    PHOENIX (CBS5) - According to a new letter released to Sen. John McCain's office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers released 622 people with criminal records back in February. The Obama administration claimed the controversial move was due to budget cuts faced by ICE due to sequestration. "ICE's reprehensible actions put Arizona at risk by setting free into our communities hundreds of detainees who were guilty of criminal offenses, said McCain. "The ICE officials responsible for this must face disciplinary action and must take all actions necessary to ensure that this never happens again," he continued. The letter stated that 112...
  • MKs decry US demand to release terrorists as gesture to PA

    04/24/2013 8:00:36 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 4 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Yuval Bagno
    After the Knesset discussed America's demand that Israel release terrorists as a good will gesture to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, Deputy Minister Ofir Akunis promised that there is no government decision to release the terrorists and that the government is against any such release. He called for the return to peace talks without pre-conditions while emphasizing that the West Bank is not conquered territory but the birthright of the Jewish nation. Knesset MK Orit Struk from the Bayit Yehudi party said, "the demand is shocking, not just because the peace talks must begin without preconditions, and not just because...
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Illegal Alien Who Killed Nun Was on Obama’s Supervised Release

    02/28/2013 10:50:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 28, 2013
    The deadly results of President Obama’s “supervised release” program for illegal immigrants were exposed long ago by a Judicial Watch investigation of a Bolivian national (Carlos Martinelly-Montano) who killed a Virginia nun in a drunk-driving accident. A Homeland Security report obtained in the course of JW’s probe details policies and actions of the Obama administration and local governments that allowed Montano, an illegal alien who committed a series of crimes, to remain on the streets despite being subject to deportation. Rather than detaining Montano, federal authorities determined that he was a candidate for the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, which...
  • DHS official resigns after immigrants are freed

    02/27/2013 12:50:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 114 replies
    The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency's immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.
  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • AL-QAEDA IN LIBYA: A PROFILE----Prepared by Library of Congress --PDF

    10/29/2012 8:50:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | August 2012 | Library of Congress
    AL-QAEDA IN LIBYA: A PROFILEA Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office’s Irregular Warfare Support Program August 2012
  • Ex-Mujahedeen Help Lead Libyan Rebels (Gitmo detainee)

    04/02/2011 4:45:38 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 2, 2011 | CHARLES LEVINSON
    DARNA, Libya—Two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay have stepped to the fore of this city's military campaign, training new recruits for the front and to protect the city from infiltrators loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi... Abdel Hakim al-Hasady, an influential Islamic preacher and high-school teacher who spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan, oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of about 300 rebel fighters from Darna... Sufyan Ben Qumu, a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden's holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan,...
  • Let the leaks begin

    10/12/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Snuph · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Vice President Biden doubled down on the bad intelligence excuse in last night's debate when the question of the deaths of American personnel in Libya was raised. Among other stories today, Senator Bob Corker and The Daily Beast's Eli Lake apparently seem to know at lot more about what happened in Benghazi that night than the President and Vice President. Senator Corker will become the senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee next year. The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin reports: This week he had extensive meetings with the FBI and intelligence officials on the ground in Benghazi as well as...
  • US-Taliban talks collapsed over Guantánamo deal, says official

    10/09/2012 12:11:29 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | By Julian Borger
    Peace talks between the US and the Taliban broke down in March mainly because the Afghan insurgents refused to agree to a deal by which guerrilla commanders released from Guantánamo Bay would remain under Qatari government supervision in Doha, a senior US administration official said. ------------------------------snip------------------------ The collapse has been widely blamed on resistance in the US Congress and the Pentagon to allowing any Taliban prisoners to be released or transferred from Guantánamo. However, a senior administration official insisted the Obama administration had been ready to transfer the five prisoners to Qatar had the Taliban agreed to the conditions in...
  • Militant freed from prison in wake of Arab Spring may be linked to Libya attack

    10/03/2012 10:32:42 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-2-2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    The revolutions that swept the Middle East and North Africa also emptied prisons of militants, a problem now emerging as a potential new terrorist threat. Fighters linked to one freed militant, Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad, took part in the Sept. 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, U.S. officials believe based on initial reports. Intelligence reports suggest that some of the attackers trained at camps he established in the Libyan Desert, a former U.S. official said. Western officials say Mr. Ahmad has petitioned the chief of Al Qaeda, to whom he has long ties, for...
  • 5 Iranian Officials Released by U.S. Return to Iran

    07/12/2009 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 550+ views
    Fox News ^ | 07/12/2009 | Fox News
    TEHRAN, Iran — Five Iranian officials who were held in Iraq for more than two years by U.S. forces on suspicion of aiding local Shiite militants returned to Iran Sunday, where the Iranian foreign minister hailed their return as a victory for Iran. The five diplomats flew to Tehran from Iraq on Sunday and were met at the airport by a cheering crowd of onlookers who carried the men on their shoulders and put garlands of flowers around their necks. Iran's Foreign Minster Manouchehr Mottaki in a news conference with the men that was carried by Iran's Press-TV minutes after...
  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/23/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-23-12 | Matthew Boyle
    Complete title Documents: Obama, Holder have approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release or transfer from Gitmo Daily Caller front page headline 'HIGH RISK' Report: Obama approves release or transfer of former bin Laden bodyguard ### President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have approved one of Osama bin Laden’s personal bodyguards for release or transfer from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to another country, according to prison records released by WikiLeaks and a recently published list of approved-transfer detainees from the Justice Department. Idris Ahmad Abdu Qadir Idris is the second name on Holder’s Justice Department list...
  • Leader Of Libya Attack Linked To Obama Donor

    09/24/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/21/2012
    As the administration’s false narrative about the events leading up to the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the killing of our ambassador continues to unravel, a sordid detail has come to light. The leader of the the attack is believed to be an alumnus of Guantanamo Bay who was released from custody via an anti-American left wing group headed by an Obama donor. First, the terrorist: Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu, according to his Guantanamo file, was picked up in Pakistan in early 2002 after being identified by the Libyan government (that would be the same government...
  • Libyan, Once a Detainee, Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts (bin Qumu, al Qaeda leader of ambassador raid?)

    09/15/2012 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2011 | ROD NORDLAND and SCOTT SHANE
    (April 24, 2011) Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu was a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay prison, judged “a probable member of Al Qaeda” by the analysts there. They concluded in a newly disclosed 2005 assessment that his release would represent a “medium to high risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the U.S., its interests and allies.” Today, Mr. Qumu, 51, is a notable figure in the Libyan rebels’ fight to oust Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, reportedly a leader of a ragtag band of fighters known as the Darnah Brigade for his birthplace, this shabby port...
  • Libya: Former Guantánamo detainee is training rebels

    04/03/2011 11:46:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/3/2011 | Nick Allen
    Former detainee at Guantánamo Bay has taken a leading role in the military opposition to Col Muammar Gaddafi, it has emerged, alongside at least one other former Afghan Mujahideen fighter. Rebel recruits in the eastern port city of Derna are being trained by Sufyan Bin Qumu, a Libyan who was arrested following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, and held at Guantánamo for six years. Port city of Derna, Libya Abdel Hakim al-Hasidi, a senior Libyan rebel commander in Derna, was also held following the invasion of Afghanistan and handed over to Libyan custody two months later. Both men...
  • Egypt: Protesters outside US Embassy demand release of Islamist leader (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    05/20/2011 9:50:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Al Masry Al Youm ^ | 5/19/2011 | Unattributed
    Dozens protested Thursday in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, calling for the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, leader of the Islamist group Jama'a al-Islamiya, who is detained in the US on allegations of inciting terrorism. Abdel Rahman's son Abdullah said his father's release is first a human request and second a popular one. he also added that the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar called on US President Barack Obama to release Rahman.
  • BOMBSHELL: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19

    02/29/2012 7:25:03 AM PST · by combat_boots · 21 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller, Robt Spencer, et all
    (title continued) Americans held in Egypt Shocking. This would be the nadir of Obama's craven foreign policy of surrender, releasing the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that killed six people and injured more than a thousand. Treason. Al-Arabiya: US in talks to swap jihad terror Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman & 49 others for 19 Americans held in Egypt thanks to Robert Spencer
  • The Evidence: Obama Is Undermining U.S. Troops in Afghanistan to Put the Taliban in Power

    05/16/2012 10:22:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/16/12 | Tara Servatius
    President Obama has spent the last three years trying to figure out how to turn over Afghanistan to the Taliban without taking the political heat for it. In the process, the Obama Administration has committed a betrayal of our troops so stunning that anything done to them in or after Vietnam pales in comparison. While the Taliban kills our troops and innocent bystanders in Afghanistan, the Obama Administration is fighting to give them the one thing they can't seem to win on the battle field: control over the whole country. It is no accident that despite the deployment of 33,000...
  • Concern Grows Over Jihadist Numbers in Eastern Libya (May 2012, all we needed to know)

    09/12/2012 6:40:03 PM PDT · by barryobi · 10 replies
    Diplomats and other observers in Libya say that with elections one month away, the National Transitional Council is struggling to exert control over various militia prominent in the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi. One source briefed by Western intelligence officials said that of particular concern is the city of Derna on the Mediterranean coast some 160 miles (260 kilometers) west of the Egyptian border. The source told CNN that hundreds of Islamist militants are in and around the town, and there are camps where weapons and physical training are provided to militants. He said one official had described the area as...
  • The Region: Egypt kicks sand in Obama’s face (and Islamist Morsy says his son could be POTUS!)

    09/03/2012 9:43:56 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 2, 2012 | BARRY RUBIN
    Indeed, at the precise moment Panetta was meeting Morsy, the new president was releasing Islamist terrorists from Egyptian prisons. These include terrorists from Islamic Jihad, which is part of the al-Qaida coalition! How do you square that one, secretary Panetta? And finally, Morsy pointed out to Panetta that his own son was born in California, when the future Egyptian president was studying there. His son, Morsy pointed out, could be the president of the United States one day. This is all you need to know: The US government asked its good buddy Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy to inspect an Iranian...
  • Incident in El Paso tied to national immigration debate

    08/12/2012 8:03:57 AM PDT · by AuntB · 9 replies
    KVIA ^ | Aug. 10, 2012 | Matthew Smith
    Illegal immigrant's release raises new debate El Paso, TEXAS - Domestic assault charges are nothing out of the ordinary. Police, sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement agents deal with assault charges regularly. However, a routine incident that took place in mid-July in El Paso County is drawing national attention. According to the National ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Council, which represents more than 7,000 ICE agents throughout the United States, an illegal immigrant attempted to flee from federal agents on July 17 when they tried to arrest the person for being an illegal immigrant. The suspect, who is only...
  • Obama releases Guilty Terrorist Leader [VIDEO]

    08/04/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT · by yorkie · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 4, 2012
    Ali Mussa Daqduq tortured and killed 5 American soldiers. Obama did not want him sent to Gitmo and the Iraqi's are sending him back to Iran.
  • Bulgarian press names bomber: Mehdi Ghezali (former Gitmo detainee)

    07/19/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 19, 2012
    Bulgarian media on Thursday named the suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing five Israelis and a local bus driver, in the Black Sea resort of Burgas on Wednesday as 36-year-old Mehdi Ghezali. Ghezali reportedly arrived in Bulgaria five weeks before the bombing and arrived at the airport via taxi, Channel 2 reported. He was also reportedly given the bomb by someone else, but no further details were provided. [Snip] Ghezali has a Wikipedia page, which describes him as a Swedish citizen, with Algerian and Finnish origins. He had been held at the US’s...
  • Drunken driver [illegal alien] injures mother, daughter in Metairie hit-run [then released!]

    05/29/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say a drunken driver injured two women in a head-on collision in Metairie on Saturday, then fled the scene. Deputies later arrested Jesus Guzman-Gomez, 22, of Metairie, an arrest report said. . . Guzman-Gomez was headed westbound in a maroon Jeep Cherokee when he veered inexplicably into the eastbound lanes, an arrest report said. Guzman-Gomez's vehicle crashed head-on into a red Jeep Cherokee being driven by an unidentified 49-year-old woman, Fortunato said. He then drove off without stopping or identifying himself, the report said. The driver of the red Jeep Cherokee suffered head, neck and back injuries, the...
  • Secret U.S. program releases high-level insurgents in exchange for pledges of peace

    05/06/2012 7:51:59 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | kevin Sieff
    The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks.
  • Falling bear in Colo. campus photo killed by car

    05/04/2012 10:57:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2012 | REMA RAHMAN
    DENVER (AP) -- A bear that became famous after it was tranquilized and fell from a tree at the University of Colorado died when it was hit by two cars after returning to town, likely looking for food. A photograph captured an image of the 280-pound black bear in midair, its arms and legs spread, after it was tranquilized April 26.
  • Morocco: State Breaks Up Terrorist Cell - Police Department

    10/03/2011 12:57:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    SNIPPET: "Rabat — Morocco's security forces have broken up a five-member terrorist cell that used to operate in the cities of Salé (near Rabat) and Casablanca, National Police Department said on Saturday in a statement. The statement added that the dismantled cell includes a member linked to the former emir of al Qaeda network in northern Iraq. The cell, which pledged allegiance to Ayman Al-Zawahiri, used Internet to forge close ties with al Qaida, especially in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen and Somalia, it said." SNIPPET: "To carry out their plans, the members of the cell contacted, via Internet, experts in...
  • Taliban leaders held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in peace talks deal

    01/03/2012 3:14:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 1/3/12 | Julian Borger, and Jon Boone
    The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents' agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned. According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include Mullah Khair Khowa, a former interior minister, and Noorullah Noori, a former governor in northern Afghanistan. More controversially, the Taliban are demanding the release of the former army commander Mullah Fazl Akhund. Washington is reported to be considering formally handing him over to the custody...
  • Catch and Release: a disastrous policy bringing awful results

    10/08/2011 9:19:59 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | October 8, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last June Vice Adm. William McRaven testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that, “that contingency plans for detaining terrorism suspects are developed on an ad hoc basis and approved by the White House, but that there are no set rules.” He want further to tell the Senators “in many cases” suspects captured in secret are taken to a U.S. Navy ship until they can be tried in a U.S. court or transferred to the custody of an allied country, but if neither option is feasible, he said, the terrorist is let go. “If we can’t do either one of...
  • Homeland Security Released Terror Operative Who Illegally Crossed Border (PJM Exclusive)

    09/26/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 26, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    They don't have a clue where he is. Two Bangladeshis who were caught by Customs and Border Protection illegally crossing the border in June 2010 admitted under questioning that they were members of a designated terrorist organization that signed on to a fatwa by Osama bin Laden pledging to wage war against Americans. But amazingly, after one of the men requested asylum, he was released on bond. And now one Homeland Security official tells me, concerning the released terror operative, “We don’t have the slightest idea where he is now.” The two men, Muhammad Nazmul Hasan and Mirza Muhammad Saifuddin,...
  • Documents confirm Obama administration’s ‘catch and release’ immigration policy

    07/07/2011 7:10:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/7/11 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Well, what do you know. Obama administration officials at the Department of Homeland Security deliberately misled Congress when they denied using “selective enforcement” to deport convicted criminals in the U.S. illegally. Their much-criticized “catch and release” policy was confirmed by documents obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents “show that the Obama administration is implementing ‘stealth amnesty’ which is an end-run around the rule of law and Congress,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.
  • New Al Qaeda Video: American Muslims Should Buy Guns, Start Shooting People

    06/05/2011 5:12:49 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 77 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews ^ | June 3, 2011 | MATTHEW COLE
    In a new video message released on the internet Friday, American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures. "What are you waiting for?" asks Gadahn in English, and then adds that jihadis shouldn't worry about getting caught, since so many have been released. "Over these past few years, I've seen the release of many, many Mujahideen whom I had never even dreamed would regain their freedom." The two-part, two hour video appeared on...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Bush Defense Department Documents Detailing Terrorist Threat Posed...

    03/02/2011 10:14:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 2, 2011
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Obtains Bush Defense Department Documents Detailing Terrorist Threat Posed by Guantanamo Detainees “There is substantial risk that detainees at Guantanamo, upon release, would set out to kill Americans or other innocent civilians around the world.” White House Spokesman Jay Carney on February 17, 2011: “The president remains committed to closing Guantanamo.” Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it received documents from the Department of Defense (DOD) detailing the policies of the Bush administration related to the detention of “enemy combatants” at Guantanamo Bay, as well as the...
  • Man Blows Himself Up in Internet Cafe (Pardoned Terrorist Suspect)

    03/12/2007 4:43:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies · 1,260+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/12/7 | JOHN THORNE
    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- A man with explosives hidden on his body blew himself up in an Internet cafe after the owners prevented him from looking at terror Web sites, the Interior Ministry said Monday. The man was killed and four people were injured in the Sunday night blast in a Casablanca slum, said ministry spokesman Abderrahman Achour. One of the wounded was the dead man's companion, who was hospitalized with burns and a throat injury. Both men were carrying explosives. But officials believe the cybercafe may not have been their target and that the explosion was an accident, Mokhtar...
  • Muslim cleric from Russia held at Guantanamo reports Qur'an desecration

    06/28/2005 10:22:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies · 386+ views
    MOSCOW (AP) - A Muslim cleric formerly held at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba said Tuesday U.S. guards there regularly desecrated the Qur'an by putting it into a toilet, although he added he never witnessed it himself. Airat Vakhitov, who described himself as a former imam of a mosque in Tatarstan, a majority Muslim republic in southern Russia, is one of seven men released from Guantanamo in 2004 and returned to Russia. He and the six others were held in Russia for three months, then released a year ago. Vakhitov said at a news conference organized by the state RIA-Novosti...
  • Gitmo Detainee: Joooos Used Witchcraft on Prisoners... Cat Was Trying to Have Sex With Me…

    12/20/2010 9:36:12 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    (MEMRI)- Following are excerpts from an interview with Walid Muhammad Hajj a Sudanese released from Guantanamo Prison, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on December 12, 2010: Walid Muhammad Hajj: Yes. The most common method to wear down the brothers was witchcraft. Interviewer: How did they do this? Walid Muhammad Hajj: There were, of course, Jews among the [staff of] the Guantanamo Base, and they would set traps for the guys. Interviewer: Give me an example of witchcraft. Walid Muhammad Hajj: Witchcraft was used on most of the guys. Interviewer: They would cast a spell on them? Walid Muhammad Hajj: Yes,...
  • Protecting Our Protectors (Oliver North)

    12/09/2010 5:08:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 9, 2010 | Oliver North
          WASHINGTON — It's a tough time to be a member of the U.S. armed forces. Those serving in our all-volunteer military — and their families — are stretched and stressed by more than nine years of war. Unfortunately, our commander in chief — supposedly the champion of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines — isn't doing anything to make serving in uniform any easier. President Barack Obama — fresh from his 3 1/2-hour "visit" to Afghanistan — continues to insist that the U.S. Senate act immediately to allow active homosexuals to serve in the military....
  • Catch-and-release of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan angers troops (to kill our sons and daughters)

    12/07/2010 9:50:49 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/06/10 8:05 PM | Sara A. Carter
    More than 500 suspected Taliban fighters detained by U.S. forces have been released from custody at the urging of Afghan government officials, angering both American troops and some Afghans who oppose the policy on the grounds that many of those released return to the battlefield to kill NATO soldiers and Afghan civilians.
  • Forty-six 'dangerous' terrorists go free from jail

    11/07/2010 8:00:20 PM PST · by truthandlife · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/7/10 | James Kirkup
    The Daily Telegraph has learnt that concern over the release of a “significant” number of Islamic extremists has driven ministers to draw up rules for their supervision. Probation officers have been issued with a “menu” of restrictions that can be placed on terrorists freed on licence. The curbs are understood to include orders to have contact with only Government-approved imams, not to visit certain mosques, not to associate with anyone with a criminal record and not to use computers. According to Ministry of Justice figures, at least 20 convicted terrorists have been freed from jail this year after completing their...
  • Despite 40-year sentence, Khadr (Gitmo terrorist) likely to go home in a year (US deal)

    11/01/2010 9:35:26 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 22 replies
    McClatchy/Miami Herald ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Carol Rosenberg
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — A military jury on Sunday gave teen terrorist Omar Khadr a 40-year prison sentence for killing an American commando in Afghanistan, but the sentence was merely symbolic — the United States already had agreed to limit Khadr's prison time to eight years, and Canada last week said it would allow Khadr to serve the bulk of his sentence there. That agreement will allow Khadr to be released from prison by age 32, if not earlier under Canadian parole provisions. The Toronto-born Khadr also admitted that, in the days ahead of his capture, he planted...