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  • Blast Injures U.S. Soldiers as Riots Rage in Afghanistan (Ministry shooter had silencer on pistol)

    02/26/2012 4:20:05 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/26/12 | GRAHAM BOWLEY and ALISSA J. RUBIN
    -snip- A few details of the killing within the Interior Ministry were emerging, although many reports offered conflicting views of what had happened. According to three Afghan security officials familiar with the case, the main suspect was Abdul Saboor, who was said to have worked in the ministry for more than a year as a driver. The two American officers who were killed were shot in the head and the pistol used to kill them was equipped with a silencer, the officials said. Afghan officials said that Mr. Saboor was at large, apparently able to leave the ministry without complication...
  • ...A Brief Assessment of Hizballah and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

    02/23/2012 4:00:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies
    GWUMC.edu - HSPI - HSPI Commentary Series ^ | February 23, 2012 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    HSPI Commentary Series "WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE A-TEAM OF TERRORISM? A BRIEF ASSESSMENT OF HIZBALLAH AND IRAN’S ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS" HSPI Commentary 24 February 23, 2012 by A. Aaron Weisburd SNIPPET: "Since at least May 2011, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) - operating through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its affiliated organizations1 – seems to have been engaged in a high-risk, high-profile, and not entirely successful campaign to murder perceived enemies of the régime of Ayatollah Khamenei." SNIPPET: "Has the world become generally less hospitable to these kinds of operations? It is possible that the difficulties...
  • Internet is a powerful catalyst for jihad: Dutch security service

    02/16/2012 12:31:58 AM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    DUTCH NEWS.nl ^ | February 14, 2012 | n/a
    The internet has become a powerful catalyst for international violent jihad, according to a new report from the Dutch security service AIVD.
  • From US private school student to al-Qaida agent

    02/05/2012 6:06:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies
    (AP) via SFGATE.com ^ | Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:59 PST | GENE JOHNSON and CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press
    SNIPPET: "Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state's most respected universities." SNIPPET: "It is not clear to what extent Salam's family knew of his radicalism, but on his Facebook page the month before he died, he posted an image of Anwar al-Awalki, the American al-Qaida leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, beside a burning American flag." SNIPPET: "The family, originally from Pakistan, immigrated to the U.S. decades ago."
  • Philippine military 'kills three wanted militants'

    02/02/2012 5:51:15 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Wire
    The Philippine military says it has killed three senior militants from al-Qaeda-linked groups in a raid in the south of the country. The air raid took place on Thursday in an area known as a militant stronghold. Officials said two Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leaders and one Abu Sayyaf leader were among a total of 15 people killed. Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, or Marwan, who was on the US FBI's most wanted list with a $5m (£3.2m) reward offered for his capture, was reported killed. According to the military, the militants were killed in the town of Parang on Jolo island,...
  • For CIA family, a deadly suicide bombing leads to painful divisions

    01/29/2012 12:49:58 AM PST · by No One Special · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2012 | Ian Shapira
    The call from the Central Intelligence Agency came on a December afternoon in 2009 while Gary Anderson was skiing with his three children. It’s about your wife, the agency man said. Standing inside Eagle Rock ski lodge in Pennsylvania, Anderson pleaded for details. The CIA official said simply: Where are you? We’ll meet you. Anderson suspected dreadful news about Jennifer Matthews, his college sweetheart, his wife of 22 years and a CIA operative on assignment almost 7,000 miles away in Afghanistan. With several hours until the CIA meeting, Anderson and his three children — then 12, 9 and 6 —...
  • USAF Photo of the Day: The BONE

    01/23/2012 8:28:18 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 30 replies
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | May 27, 2008 | USAF Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway
    Somewhere over Afghanistan. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20060917.htm (medium, large, huge) The Photographer Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway, United States Air Force  
  • US Embassy warns of terrorist attack, Thai police arrest Hezbollah suspect

    01/13/2012 8:07:43 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Montior ^ | 1/13/2012 | Panarat Thepgumpanat
    "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yoobamrung told Reuters. "Following concern raised by the Israeli embassy about a possible attack by a group of Lebanese terrorists in Bangkok, Thai police officials had been coordinating with Israeli officials since before the New Year."
  • Activists denounce FBI probe revealed by papers

    06/23/2011 8:47:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Daily Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2011 | AMY FORLITI

    MINNEAPOLIS – When Meredith Aby met with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2006, she asked what it would take to get them to stop fighting. Jess Sundin did the same during her trip to Colombia 11 years ago. They returned and openly wrote and spoke about their experiences, while criticizing the U.S. government’s involvement in that country. FBI documents recently found by the anti-war activists suggest the trips may have started an investigation into apparent connections between local activists and radical groups in Colombia and the Middle East. One document says the probe expanded to include...
  • U.S. Expels Venezuelan Consul in Miami

    01/08/2012 4:01:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/12
    The United States has ordered the expulsion of Venezuela’s consul general in Miami, AFP reported on Sunday. The expulsion comes amid reports linking the diplomat to an alleged Iranian plot to target sensitive U.S. facilities with cyber attacks. According to the report, the Venezuelan embassy in Washington was notified on Friday that Livia Acosta Noguera, the consul general in Miami, had been declared persona non grata and had until Tuesday to leave the country...
  • The Jihad Will Be YouTubed

    01/01/2012 3:26:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel ^ | December 15, 2011 | by Raffaello Pantucci
    The Jihad Will Be YouTubed by Raffaello Pantucci December 15, 2011 FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel SNIPPET: "While clearly the technology to make such videos is something that is universal, it does seem as though it is aspirant jihadists in the West who find it easiest to use. There was no evidence that Gul was being directed by foreign terrorist organizations to produce his material, and his case shows the continued existence of young Westerners producing radical material on their own. It may indeed be the case that the virtual armies have yet to fully emerge as active warriors...
  • Dissemination *_is_" Collection

    01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 01 January 2012, 11:35 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET - quote: Dissemination *_is_* collection I always get a kick out of people who tell me I give away intelligence for free. What I do is watch how information moves. Keep in mind that the subject covered on this site are pretty darn esoteric by most standards. What kind of people, for example, even know who Oussama Salhab is? Answers include: Oussama Salhab, his family, friends, associates in and out of Hizballah, people he does business with, spies of various nations, etc. Yep. The barn is free, and so is the food.
  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

    12/19/2011 1:23:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - Louisville - Press Release ^ | December 16, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/iraqi-national-pleads-guilty-to-23-count-terrorism-indictment-in-kentucky Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S. Troops in Iraq with IEDs U.S. Department of Justice December 16, 2011 Office of Public Affairs BOWLING GREEN, KY—Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in U.S. District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, announced Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Louisville Division. Alwan,...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., myfoxphoenix.com reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Nigeria's ex-Boko Haram spokesman Konduga jailed

    12/11/2011 11:06:12 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 6 December 2011 Last updated at 08:15 ET | n/a
    www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16052074 SNIPPET: "A Nigerian court has sentenced a former spokesman of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram to three years in prison. Ali Sanda Umar Konduga was arrested last month with Nigerian senator Ali Ndume, who is accused of backing Boko Haram. The group has staged several attacks in Nigeria, including on the UN base and police headquarters in Abuja. Last week, a US Congressional report said Boko Haram was an "emerging threat" to the US and its interests. Nigeria's security services said Konduga spoke on behalf of Boko Haram, using the name Usman al-Zawahiri." SNIPPET: "Boko Haram means "Western...
  • Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist video (Jubair Ahmad)

    09/05/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/03/11 | Justin Jouvenal
    Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist videoBy Justin Jouvenal, Published: September 3 A Woodbridge resident is facing terrorism-related charges after he allegedly produced a violent jihadist video with the help of the son of a leader of a Pakistani group that the United States has deemed a terrorist organization. Jubair Ahmad, 24, a native of Pakistan, was arraigned Friday in federal court in Alexandria on charges that he provided material support to the militant group known as Lashkar-i-Taiba and made false statements during a terrorism investigation. **SNIP** Federal authorities allege that Ahmad created the video in...
  • FBI, Cops Arrest Suspected Filipino Terror Hackers

    11/26/2011 5:47:23 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER ^ | 5:16 am | Friday, November 25th, 2011 | By: DJ Yap
    SNIPPET: "MANILA, Philippines—A group of suspected Filipino hackers allegedly financed by a Saudi-based terrorist cell was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) disclosed on Thursday." SNIPPET: "The group was allegedly behind attacks on the US telecommunication firm AT&T that resulted in $2 million in losses to the company in 2009. In a statement, the CIDG said the group also had links to the Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)." SNIPPET: "ATCCD chief Senior Supt. Gilbert Sosa identified the suspects as Macnell Gracilla,...
  • Senator pushes for last word on Bush-era war briefings [Carl Levin won't let go]

    11/03/2011 6:05:22 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 3, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is intervening with a Pentagon investigator to influence the final wording of a report that exonerates George W. Bush-era officials who gave war briefings to retired military TV and radio commentators. Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, has tried for three years to convince federal investigators that the briefing program violated government rules and that some of the retired officers turned analysts received preferential treatment for Pentagon contracts. Two previous government probes found no misconduct, and the Pentagon inspector general now has wrapped up a third investigation. A source close to the third...
  • Key general calls Iraq pullout plan a ‘disaster’

    10/24/2011 5:56:27 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 23, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    President Obama’s decision to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq by Dec. 31 is an “absolute disaster” that puts the burgeoning Arab democracy at risk of an Iranian “strangling,” said an architect of the 2007 troop surge that turned around a losing war. Retired ArmyGen. John M. Keane was at the forefront of persuading President George W. Bush to scuttle a static counterinsurgency strategy and replace it with 30,000 reinforcements and a more activist, street-by-street counterterrorism tactic. Today, even with that strategy producing a huge drop in daily attacks, Gen. Keane bluntly told The Washington Times that the United...
  • BREAKING — President Obama Will Announce Today Complete Drawdown of US Troops/Iraq/By Year End

    10/21/2011 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 176 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 21, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    Sources tell ABC News that the president will announce today that US troops in Iraq will draw down to zero by the end of the year. A White House official says that at approximately 11:30am today, President Obama convened a secure video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to talk with him about this news.