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  • Holiday Greeting Videos still online after scrub social media warning

    12/02/2014 9:01:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/14 | Judi McLeod
    Are the DHS and FBI trying to protect troops or only to depress and demoralize them? Is this how the DHS can keep active duty soldiers from sending messages of Christmas hope to their families? A Marine Mom asks Canada Free Press (CFP) this vital question: “Does it make any sense that the DHS and FBI are telling veterans, their families and active duty troops to scrub their social media sites, while Holiday Greeting YouTubes posted by the military itself are still online online after Sunday night’s warning was issued?” “The FBI on Sunday issued the strongest warning to date...
  • Taliban 'Could Cut Links With Al Qaeda'

    09/11/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10th September 2012 | Sam Kiley
    The Taliban may be prepared to renounce terrorism and sever links with al Qaeda, accept a power sharing role in a new Afghan government and even tolerate American bases in their country, according to a new report. A panel of four experts from the Royal United Services Institute interviewed four senior figures - each one part of the "pragmatic" or "moderate" part of the Islamist movement - at a secret location in the Arabian Gulf. The four figures, among them two former Taliban ministers, a Mujahideen commander and a well-connected negotiator, surprised the experts by insisting that they had no...
  • 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda [the end of AQI]

    10/04/2007 5:35:03 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 33 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 10/4/2007 | Bill Roggio
    The Long War Journal: Al Douri forms nationalist Sunni coalition; 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda Written by Bill Roggio on October 4, 2007 11:34 AM to The Long War Journal Available online at: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2007/10/al_douri_forms_natio.php The Sunni insurgency continues to fracture as US and Iraqi forces are on the offensive in central and northern Iraq. Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, the most wanted Baathist and leader in the Sunni insurgency, has formed a new insurgent front which is willing to negotiate, while a faction of the 1920s Revolution Brigades openly denounced al Qaeda. A grouping of 22 Sunni insurgent groups have...
  • Nuclear Pakistan’s Spies Target India—and Their Own Prime Minister

    09/04/2014 7:59:17 PM PDT · by cold start · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4 September 2014 | Bruce Riedel
    Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence directorate is using terrorist brinkmanship to threaten India and undermine Nawaz Sharif. It’s time to stop this dangerous game. Just when you thought the world was dangerous enough, another crisis between nuclear-weapons-armed India and Pakistan is brewing, and now al Qaeda is adding fuel to the fire by calling for jihad in the subcontinent. Tensions have been growing all summer long, even though, ironically, things began on a positive high note: in June, newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept into power on a landslide, invited his Pakistan counterpart, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to his...
  • American Douglas McAuthur McCain Killed Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    08/26/2014 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 94 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 08/26/2014 | Mideast Faces
    Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of San Diego California was killed over the weekend in fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and a Syrian opposition group, according to the Free Syrian Army. After the battle, McCain, along with his American passport and the bodies of three other foreign jihadis were found. McCain, who referred to himself as “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on Facebook made his allegiance to Islam apparent on his social media pages. His Twitter bio read: “It’s Islam over everything.”
  • AQ in Iraq: al-Baghdadi arrested, Got him!

    04/23/2009 8:10:00 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 140 replies · 7,579+ views
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 9:44 AM | staff
    BAGHDAD - The suspected leader of an al-Qaida-linked militant network was captured Thursday by Iraqi military forces.Abu Omar al-Baghdadi has been a key target for U.S. and Iraqi forces for years as the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella group of Sunni militant factions that is believed dominated by al-Qaida in Iraq.
  • ISIS Leader to USA: ‘Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation’

    06/13/2014 9:31:16 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 83 replies
    cns news ^ | 06/13/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    About Us Subscribe Contact Us Donate RSS Home » News ISIS Leader to USA: ‘Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation’ June 13, 2014 - 11:54 AM By Terence P. Jeffrey Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey RSS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Sharing Services 0 Share on print Share on email Abu Bakr al Baghdadi Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (Photo/Iraqi Ministry of Interior) (CNSNews.com) - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march...
  • Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

    06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    RT ^ | 6-8-2014 | RT
    At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene. The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed. At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post. The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel Geo.tv
  • Pakistan´s ISI planned terror attacks on US and Israeli consulates in India

    05/04/2014 4:25:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | 5/4/14 | Staff
    NEW DELHI: Central security agencies have claimed that Pakistan´s ISI had plans to carry out terror attacks on two foreign consulates in India with evidence for this reportedly given by a Sri Lankan national, arrested from Chennai, during his interrogation. Official sources claimed on Sunday that Sakir Hussain, a Sri Lankan national, told his interrogators that he had been hired allegedly by an official in Pakistani high commission in Colombo as part of the ISI´s alleged plans to conduct reconnaissance of US consulate in Chennai and Israeli consulate in Bengaluru. Hussain was arrested on April 29 in a coordinated operation...
  • Syria: U.S. passport found at Al Qaeda base

    07/23/2013 4:19:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    JIhad Watch ^ | 7/23/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Now wait a minute. We're constantly told that no Muslims in the U.S. -- none -- adhere to Al Qaeda's understanding of Islam, and only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise. So how did Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, no doubt known to all and sundry back home in Pennsylvania as a solid and respectable burgher of serious mien, come to misunderstand his peaceful religion so resoundingly? "American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria," by Bill Roggio for the Long War Journal, July 23 (thanks to Jerk Chicken): A passport said to belong to an American citizen was found among a...
  • Sunni militants claim responsibility for bus, hospital attacks in Pakistan

    06/16/2013 10:02:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.06.2013 | mkg
    A group behind assaults on Shiites in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for tandem attacks on a university bus and a hospital that killed at least 24. The Sunni extremist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi announced on Sunday that it had sent a female suicide bomber to strike the bus in Quetta, capital of the restive Balochistan province, killing 14 students from a women's university near a Shiite neighborhood on Saturday. About 90 minutes later, a follow-up attack on the hospital treating survivors left at least 11 dead and led to a prolonged gun battle between security forces and militants occupying part of the...
  • ISI engaged in helping Taliban: Former CIA Official

    06/06/2013 4:05:59 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Photo: Bruce Reidel said, "The army has provided safe haven, arms, expertise and other help to Taliban. It briefly pretended to abandon Taliban to avoid American anger in 2001 misleading George W Bush." (Reuters) Washington - As the US prepares to leave Afghanistan, Pakistani spy agency ISI is engaged in helping Taliban, a terrorist outfit which the intelligence agency has been helping for more than two decades now, a top American expert on South Asian affairs has said. "For twenty years Pakistan's army, the real power broker in the country, has backed the Afghan Taliban. It helped create the Taliban's...
  • Younis al-Mauritani transferred to Mauritania

    06/03/2013 1:55:02 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    WORLD BULLETIN.net ^ | Updating: 09:59, 02 June 2013 Sunday | n/a
    Note: Photo included with article. SNIPPET: "U.S. authorities have transferred Younis al-Mauritani, held in Afghanistan, to Mauritania, officials in the West African nation said on Saturday. Pakistan said in September 2011 it arrested al-Mauritani, better known in his homeland Mauritania as Youssouf Al Mauritani, during a joint operation with U.S. intelligence services." SNIPPET: "Pakistani military authorities said Al Mauritani was planning to attack U.S. economic interests including pipelines, hydro-electric dams and oil tankers when he was captured."
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...
  • US made secret deal with Pak on drone strikes: report

    04/07/2013 12:37:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Sunday, April 7, 2013 | PTI
    New York - In a secret deal, Pakistan allowed American drone strikes on its soil on the condition that the unmanned aircraft would stay away from its nuclear facilities and the mountain camps where Kashmiri militants were trained for attacks in India, according to a media report. Under secret negotiations between Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and America's CIA during 2004, the terms of the bargain were set, the New York Times reported today. "Pakistani intelligence officials insisted that drones fly only in narrow parts of the tribal areas - ensuring that they would not venture where Islamabad did not want...
  • Report: Morsi Promised to Smuggle Al Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Back to Egypt

    03/29/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the blaze ^ | 3/29/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    According to a new report published in the Arabic-language news outlet Misr al-Gidida and translated by Islam expert Raymond Ibrahim, Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi’s secretly met with al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri while in Islamabad, Pakistan. During the visit, Morsi reportedly promised to smuggle the Egyptian-born jihadist back to his native country. According to the report, a Pakistani source said the clandestine meeting was “facilitated by elements of Pakistani intelligence [ISI] and influential members of the international organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.” Zawahiri is, of course, an alumnus of the Brotherhood who allegedly tired of the group’s more patient-approach to world...
  • Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan bomber..

    03/06/2013 2:54:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    OREGON LIVE.com ^ | March 05, 2013 at 9:05 PM, updated March 05, 2013 at 9:06 PM | By Helen Jung, The Oregonian
    "Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan suicide attacker, feds say" SNIPPET: "At the beginning of 2006, Reaz Qadir Khan received an email from a man he knew, goading him about Khan's past devotion to seek martyrdom for Allah, authorities said."
  • Rep. ROHRABACHER (1999) -- How the Clinton Administration brought the Taliban to power

    09/28/2001 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 43 replies · 2,520+ views
    Senate testimony | April 14, 1999 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    April 14, 1999, Wednesday COMMITTEE HEARING SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS: SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS) HOLDS HEARING ON THE CRISIS IN AFGANISTAN  WASHINGTON, D.C. SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS), CHAIRMAN U.S. SENATOR JOHN ASHCROFT (R-MO) U.S. SENATOR GORDON H. SMITH (R-OR) U.S. SENATOR ROD GRAMS (R-MN) U.S. SENATOR CRAIG THOMAS (R-WY) U.S. SENATOR PAUL DAVID WELLSTONE (D-MN), RANKING MEMBER U.S. SENATOR ROBERT G. TORRICELLI (D-NJ) U.S. SENATOR PAUL S. SARBANES (D-MD) U.S. SENATOR CHRISTOPHER J. DODD (D-CT) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DANA ROHRABACHER (R-CA) THE HONORABLE KARL F. INDERFURTH ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ...
  • Biography: Ahmad Shah Massoud

    09/11/2006 10:39:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 50 replies · 3,423+ views
    Afgha.com ^ | September 12, 2006 | Farzana
    Ahmed Shah Masood (c. 1953–September 9, 2001) (variant transliterations include Ahmad, Massoud, etc.) was a Kabul University engineering student turned Afghan military leader who played a leading role in driving the Soviet army out of Afghanistan, earning him the nickname Lion of Panjshir. Various transliterations include: Ahmad / Ahmed / Akhmad / Achmad, Shah / Schah / Chah, Massoud / Massud / Massood / Mas’ud. Ahmad Shah Massoud was born 10.06.1332 (01.09.1953)[2] in Jangalak[3]/ Panjsher[5]as son of police commander Dost Mohammad Khan. At the age of five, he started grammar school at Bazarak and stayed there until second grade....
  • US State Department evades issue of Pakistan's links to Haqqani Network

    09/08/2012 11:14:28 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | Sept. 7, 2012 | Bill Roggio and Lisa Lundquist
    After announcing the upcoming designation of the Haqqani Network, two anonymous senior State Department officials gave a briefing on the action, and were challenged by reporters Justin Fishel from FOX News and Adam Entous from The Wall Street Journal on the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agency's support of the Haqqani Network: Note how the State Dept. officials dance around the issues of Pakistan's support for the Haqqani Network and why the US isn't even considering adding Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism: ------------------------snip----------------------------- QUESTION: Yeah, thank you very much. I just wanted to follow up on Justin's question. When you...
  • U.S. confirms attacks by Pakistani military units

    10/03/2011 5:20:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/02/11 8:05 PM | Sara A. Carter
    A Pakistani protester shout slogans at an anti-American rally to condemn the U.S. for accusing the country's most powerful intelligence agency of supporting extremist attacks against American targets in Afghanistan, in Multan, Pakistan, Friday, Sept 23, 2011. The top U.S. military officer, Adm. Mike Mullen, accused the Haqqani network Thursday of staging an attack against the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. He claimed the Pakistani spy agency, the ISI, helped the group carry out the two attacks. KABUL, Afghanistan -- Pakistani military units fired shots at American and Afghan government troops along the Afghanistan border several times over the past...
  • A Brutal Afghan Clan Bedevils the U.S.

    09/25/2011 4:51:03 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies
    The Times ^ | September 24th 2011 | Mark Mazzetti, Scott Shane and Alissa J. Rubin.
    WASHINGTON — They are the Sopranos of the Afghanistan war, a ruthless crime family that built an empire out of kidnapping, extortion, smuggling, even trucking. They have trafficked in precious gems, stolen lumber and demanded protection money from businesses building roads and schools with American reconstruction funds. They safeguard their mountainous turf by planting deadly roadside bombs and shelling remote American military bases. And they are accused by American officials of being guns for hire: a proxy force used by the Pakistani intelligence service to carry out grisly, high-profile attacks in Kabul and throughout the country. Today, American intelligence and...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Bombs target Israeli diplomats in India, Georgia; 2 injured

    02/13/2012 7:50:41 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, February 13, 2012 | Simon Denyer and Joel Greenberg
    NEW DELHI –The wife of an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi and her driver were injured on Monday when the car they were traveling in was bombed, officials said. A second attempted bombing was defused outside the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, at about the same time. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately blamed Iran, which has vowed revenge for the recent assassinations of several scientists involved in Iran’s nuclear program. Hezbollah, which receives funding and strong support from Iran, also had promised to avenge the assassination of one...
  • Pakistan is helping Afghan Taliban, says Nato report (ISI in cahoots with Taliban)

    01/31/2012 8:36:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 2+ views
    BBC News ^ | 1/31/12 | BBC
    The Taliban in Afghanistan are being directly assisted by Pakistani security services, according to a secret Nato report seen by the BBC. The leaked report, derived from thousands of interrogations, claims the Taliban remain defiant and have wide support among the Afghan people. It alleges that Pakistan knows the locations of senior Taliban leaders. A BBC correspondent says the report is painful reading for international forces and the Afghan government. Pakistan has strenuously denied any links with the Taliban on previous occasions. "We have long been concerned about ties between elements of the ISI and some extremist networks," said US...
  • Mumbai Strategy Revealed By Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorist David Headley

    01/11/2012 11:30:27 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1-11-10 | Diane West
    Somehow, the face of American-born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Daood Sayed Gilani, aka David Coleman Headley, comes as news to me. Don’t know how I missed it, but it seems that news stories detailing his poisonous international career as a star facilitator of jihad in Mumbai, in Copenhagen and elsewhere generally carry photos of someone else, a more distinctly Pakistani-looking accomplice — often AQ jihadist Illyas Kashmiri. Anyway, there Headley is (top photo), son of a Pakistani employee of Voice of America who also worked in the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, and, on his American mother’s side, grandson of a University of...
  • Former Pakistan Army Chief Reveals Intelligence Bureau Harbored Bin Laden in Abbottabad

    12/24/2011 6:42:32 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | December 22, 2011 | Arif Jamal
    Former Pakistan Army Chief Reveals Intelligence Bureau Harbored Bin Laden in Abbottabad In spite of denials by the Pakistani military, evidence is emerging that elements within the Pakistani military harbored Osama bin Laden with the knowledge of former army chief General Pervez Musharraf and possibly current Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani. Former Pakistani Army Chief General Ziauddin Butt (a.k.a. General Ziauddin Khawaja) revealed at a conference on Pakistani-U.S. relations in October 2011 that according to his knowledge the then former Director-General of Intelligence Bureau of Pakistan (2004 – 2008), Brigadier Ijaz Shah (Retd.), had kept Osama...
  • Storm gathers over Pakistan "coup" memo

    11/17/2011 9:05:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Hindu ^ | November 17, 2011 | Anita Joshua
    Storm gathers over Pakistan "coup" memo Anita Joshua Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani is reported to have tendered his resignation on Wednesday (American time) following allegations that he had submitted a memo on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari to former U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen to pre-empt a possible coup in the wake of the May 2 operation against al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. However, several hours after news broke of the resignation offer made during the night (Pakistani time), there was no word from the Government on whether it had been accepted or not....
  • The Ally From Hell (Pakistan)

    11/13/2011 2:39:57 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 2011 (print) | JEFFREY GOLDBERG and MARC AMBINDER
    SHORTLY AFTER AMERICAN NAVY SEALs raided the Pakistani city of Abbottabad in May and killed Osama bin Laden, General Ashfaq Kayani, the Pakistani chief of army staff, spoke with Khalid Kidwai, the retired lieutenant general in charge of securing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Kidwai, who commands a security apparatus called the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), had been expecting Kayani’s call. General Kayani, the most powerful man in a country that has only a simulacrum of civilian leadership, had been busy in the tense days that followed the bin Laden raid: he had to assure his American funders (U.S. taxpayers provide more...
  • Pakistan drone attack 'kills' top militants (South Waziristan)

    10/27/2011 9:04:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/27/11 | BBC News
    A US drone strike in north-west Pakistan has killed two top commanders of one of Pakistan's most influential Taliban groups, officials say. They say that among the four people killed is the brother of top Taliban leader Maulvi Nazir. Maulvi Nazir's Taliban faction is based in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region where the drone attack on Thursday took place. His forces are blamed for attacks on Nato troops in nearby Afghanistan. The militants were killed when four missiles were fired at a pick-up truck they were driving in Azam Warsak, 20km (13 miles) west of Wana, the main town in...
  • Afghanistan: Pakistan accused of backing Taliban [Pakistan's Decade of Deception]

    10/26/2011 3:03:37 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 October 2011 | Sam Collyns
    Series Producer, BBC Two's Secret Pakistan In Afghanistan we saw an insurgency that was not only getting passive support from the Pakistani army and the Pakistani intelligence service, the ISI, but getting active support” The final turning point in American eyes was the attack on Mumbai when 10 gunmen rampaged through the Indian city, killing 170 people - two weeks after Barack Obama's US presidential election victory in November 2008. Despite Pakistan claiming it played no part in the attack, the CIA later received intelligence that it said showed the ISI were directly involved in training the Mumbai gunmen. President...
  • NATO Captures Senior Haqqani Leader in Afghanistan

    10/01/2011 9:21:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 1, 2011 | AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan – NATO captured a senior leader of the Al Qaeda- and Taliban-allied Haqqani network active inside Afghanistan, the alliance said Saturday, describing it as a "significant milestone" in disrupting the terror group's operations. NATO said Haji Mali Khan was seized Tuesday during an operation in eastern Paktia province's Jani Khel district, which borders Pakistan. It was the most significant capture of a Haqqani leader in Afghanistan, and could dent the group's ability to operate along the porous border with Pakistan's lawless tribal areas.
  • US finds new friend in Uzbekistan after Pakistan fallout

    10/01/2011 4:19:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 09/30/11 | Rob Crilly and James Kilner
    US finds new friend in Uzbekistan after Pakistan fallout President Obama has asked Uzbekistan to expand its role in resupplying troops in Afghanistan as Washington tries to reduce its dependence on Pakistan. By Rob Crilly, Islamabad and James Kilner in Astana 5:05PM BST 30 Sep 2011 The past fortnight has seen relations between Islamabad and Washington sink to new lows over allegations that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency was working with the Haqqani network to direct attacks on American targets in Afghanistan. The crisis, the latest in a turbulent year, has seen both countries scrambling to build up alternative regional alliances....
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Pakistan says US risks 'losing an ally'

    09/23/2011 10:28:59 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 85 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 9.23.11 | staff
    Pakistan has told the US it risks losing an ally if it continues to accuse the country of playing a double game in the war against al-Qaeda, escalating the crisis in relations between the two countries. Hina Rabbani Khar, the Pakistani foreign minister, was responding to comments by Admiral Mike Mullen, the US joint chiefs of staff, who said Pakistan military's spy agency, ISI, was closely tied to the Haqqani network, the most violent and effective faction allied with the Taliban in Afghanistan. It is the most serious allegation levelled by the US against Pakistan since they began an alliance...
  • Mullen: Pakistani spy agency assisting terrorists--Afghanistan bomb struck U.S. troops

    09/22/2011 6:43:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2011 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Pakistan’s intelligence agency helped terrorists plan and conduct an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, last week, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday. The comments marked the first time a senior U.S. official has publicly linked Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency to an attack on U.S. interests in Afghanistan. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Adm. Mullen said the ISI also helped the Haqqani Network, a Pakistan-based terrorist group, plan a truck-bomb attack near a NATO military base on Sept. 10. Four Afghans were killed and 77 U.S. troops injured in...
  • Pakistan 'supported Kabul embassy attack' - Mike Mullen

    09/22/2011 7:53:52 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 48 replies
    9/21/11 The most senior US military officer has accused Pakistan's spy agency of supporting the Haqqani group in planning and conducting last week's attack on the US embassy in Kabul. "The Haqqani network... acts as a veritable arm of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency," Adm Mike Mullen told a Senate panel. In July he said Pakistan sanctioned the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad. Pakistan's government called that statement "irresponsible". Pakistani officials have consistently denied links with militant groups. 'Credible intelligence' At least 25 people died during the 20-hour attack on the US embassy, Nato headquarters and police buildings in Kabul on...
  • Is Pakistan At War With the United States? (Another 3AM Moment for Barky)

    09/22/2011 9:33:01 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 9/17/2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    Possibly, or at least part of its government may be. The United States government believes it has evidence linking the Haqqani network, a terrorist organization which has repeatedly carried out attacks against US government personnel and positions, with the government of Pakistan. As ABC News (Australia) reports: "The United States says there is evidence linking the Pakistani government to the militant group that carried out last week’s attack on the US embassy in Kabul. The US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, claims there are links between the Pakistani government and high-profile terrorist group the Haqqani network. In blunt comments broadcast...
  • Whither the jihadi forums?

    08/01/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 114 replies · 1+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | n/a
    http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/007413.html "Whither the jihadi forums?" SNIPPET: "There are currently only three jihadi forums that are sufficiently active and well-connected to be of any interest whatsoever. Why we claim to be on the verge of defeating al-Qaida while simultaneously watching passively as they use these forums to regroup and regenerate is beyond me. These are the forums three: • al-Fidaa, a forum created by al-Qaida core. That it is directly linked to al-Qaida by definition moves it to the top of the list. Current membership: 2,462, all of whom can be considered "active" if only because they just joined the forum....
  • U.S. warns Pakistan after suspected Haqqani attack [bloody record of ISI / "moderate" Islamic ally]

    09/15/2011 5:32:44 AM PDT · by Righting · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep. 15, 2011
    (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Pakistan on Wednesday the United States would "do everything we can" to defend U.S. forces from Pakistan-based militants staging attacks in Afghanistan.
  • Some of ISLAMOFASCISM round-up - July-Aug 2011

    07/31/2011 7:44:50 PM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    Some of Islamofascism round-up - July-Aug 2011 UNITED STATESIn-Depth: Accused Fort Hood plotter got bombmaking recipe from Al Qaeda‎ Christian Science MonitorJuly 29, 2011http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2011/0729/Accused-Fort-Hood-plotter-got-bombmaking-recipe-from-Al-QaedaFBI Charges KAC Director with Illegal Pak Lobbying‎ San Leandro India WestJuly 28, 201http://www.indiawest.com/ad.aspx?a=r1No bail for Florida imam accused of aiding Taliban‎Reuters - Peter Cooney - Jul 26, 2011 He has already rejected bail for the men's father, who was an imam at the Miami Mosque, also known as the Flagler Mosque in Miami, at the time of his arrest ...http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/26/us-usa-pakistan-charges-idUSTRE76P6KF20110726PAKISTANIslamist students terrorize Pakistan college campuses‎Bradenton Herald - Alex Rodriguez - 23 Jul 2011The organization's clout illustrates...
  • US exposes ISI subversion of Kashmir cause; FBI arrests US-based lobbyist [Pakistani Lobby]

    07/19/2011 1:05:47 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 19, 2011 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Federal authorities on Monday arrested a prominent US-based pro-Pakistan activist associated with the Kashmiri separatist movement, accusing him of funneling money from the Pakistani spy agency ISI to lobby US decision-makers. In the process, the Obama administration's law enforcement brigade also blew open the Pakistan and its spy agency's two-decade long subversion of the so-called Kashmir cause. The FBI swooped down on the Virginia residence of Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, a well-known representative of Kashmiri separatists in the US and detained him on charges of ''participating in a long-term conspiracy to act as agents of the Pakistani government in...
  • Top jihadi forum list updated

    04/03/2011 6:02:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | April 3, 2011 | n/a
    Top jihadi forum list updated
  • Pakistan may have okayed journalist's death - Mullen

    07/07/2011 8:17:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 8, 2011 | David Alexander
    Pakistan may have okayed journalist's death - Mullen By David Alexander WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 8, 2011 3:31am IST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The slaying of a Pakistani journalist in late May apparently was sanctioned by elements of the Islamabad government, the top-ranking U.S. military officer said on Thursday, adding that he could not confirm involvement of the country's powerful intelligence service. Admiral Mike Mullen said he didn't have a "string of evidence" linking the death of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad to a specific government agency, but "I have not seen anything that would disabuse that report that the government knew...
  • Germany Arrests Teenage Terror Suspect

    06/29/2011 3:23:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    (Berlin - AP) via KENS5.com ^ | June 29, 2011, 2011 at 9:31 AM | n/a
    “German prosecutors say they have arrested a teenager on suspicion he supported a terrorist organization by posting Islamist propaganda texts and videos on the internet seeking to recruit suicide bombers and otherwise radicalize viewers. Harry M., alias Isa al Khattab, is accused of supporting the Islamic State of Iraq, the al-Qaida front group in Iraq, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan which hopes to create an Islamic state across Central Asia.” SNIPPET: “...arrested in the northern German city of Neumuenster”
  • Seized Cellphone Links Pakistani Intelligence to Osama bin Laden

    06/24/2011 1:31:48 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | June 24, 2011 | Gizmodo
    The cellphone that was seized from Osama bin Laden's courier has been revealed to contain contacts to a militant group that's been long connected to Pakistan's intelligence agency. This could mean that Pakistan was protecting bin Laden the whole time. The militant group that Osama had in his phone, Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen, were in constant talks with Pakistan officials. Though none of those conversations were explicitly about bin Laden, it does raise an interesting question. Did bin Laden get help (and live comfortably while in hiding) from the Pakistan government? The link to Harakat is important because it is deeply entrenched in...
  • Report: Bin Laden Courier's Phone Provides Leads

    06/24/2011 5:13:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON -- A cellphone of Usama bin Laden's trusted courier recovered in the U.S. raid last month that killed both men in Pakistan contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan's intelligence agency, The New York Times reported late Thursday.
  • New challenge for U.S.-Pakistan ties

    06/11/2011 10:26:54 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | Griff Witte and Karen DeYoung
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Twice in recent weeks, the United States provided Pakistan with the specific locations of insurgent bomb-making factories, only to see the militants learn their cover had been blown and vacate the sites before military action could be taken, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials. Overhead surveillance video and other information was given to Pakistani officials in mid-May, officials said, as part of a trust-building effort by the Obama administration after the killing of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. raid early last month. But Pakistani military units that arrived at the sites in the tribal areas of...
  • Jury clears Chicago businessman in Mumbai attacks

    06/09/2011 5:04:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2011 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but cleared him of the most serious charge accusing him of cooperating in the deadly 2008 rampage in Mumbai. The jury reached its split verdict after two days of deliberations, finding Tahawwur Rana guilty of providing material support to terrorism in Denmark and to the Pakistani militant group that had claimed responsibility for the three-day siege in India's largest city that left more than 160 people dead, including six Americans.
  • BREAKING: Ilyas Kashmiri ‘killed’ in US drone attack [Osama bin Laden's replacement]

    06/04/2011 1:32:36 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 114 replies
    Dawn ^ | June 4, 2011 | Dawn
    PESHAWAR: According to a BBCUrdu report, Ilyas Kashmiri, a Pakistani terrorist leader with ties to al Qaeda, was among those killed in the latest drone strikes in South Waziristan. The report quoted locals as saying that Kashmiri was killed in the strike that killed at least nine militants. Kashmiri was the chief of the Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HJI), an organisation affiliated with al Qaeda. He is widely believed to have masterminded the attack on the PNS Mehran naval base in Karachi. A government official in Peshawar told BBCUrdu that although he had been receiving information regarding the death of Kashmiri...