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  • Clinton Defends Himself in Fox Interview

    10/02/2006 5:03:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies · 303+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 29 Sep 2006 | John Semmens
    In a combative interview on “Fox News Sunday,” former President Clinton defended his handling of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden, saying he would’ve gotten bin Laden if he hadn’t been distracted by attacks from the vast rightwing conspiracy. “I spent many long hours groping for an answer to the terrorist threat, but my political enemies hounded me with flimsy allegations of illicit affairs and perjury,” Clinton complained. “I bombed some places—Africa and some others, I’m pretty sure. I shot down Iraqi planes. I denounced Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. I mentored Ms. Lewinski. What more could I have...
  • Bin Laden Dead?

    09/23/2006 12:33:17 PM PDT · by Silicon Cowboy · 87 replies · 1,910+ views
    CNN ^ | 3:01 p.m. EDT, September 23, 2006 | CNN
    PARIS, France (CNN) -- Osama bin Laden has a water-borne illness, a Saudi intelligence source told CNN on Saturday, a report that conflicts with an article in a French newspaper saying that the al Qaeda leader is dead. The Saudi intelligence source told CNN's Nic Robertson that there have been credible reports for the past several weeks that bin Laden is ill, but there has been no word of his death. The questions came in response to the publication of a report in the French regional newspaper L'Est Republicain on Saturday. (Watch CNN's Nic Robertson reveal the latest intelligence on...
  • Bin Laden son Saad hiding in Iran, not Syria

    08/13/2006 11:52:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies · 820+ views
    Tehran, Aug. 13: One of Osama bin Laden’s sons, Saad, together with a number of top Al Qaeda commanders, including Seif al Adel, are hiding in Iran and are not in Syria as reported by several Western papers this week, a well informed source said. The source, a top Iranian intelligence official until a few months ago, said Al Qaeda and members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, are negotiating coordinated actions against the United States and Israel. The Al Qaeda members had been living for the past four years in a neighbourhood in northern Tehran under the surveillance...
  • Agent Who Lead Bin Laden Hunt Criticises CIA

    07/08/2006 3:40:21 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-8-2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Agent who led Bin Laden hunt criticises CIA Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Saturday July 8, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The man who led America's hunt for Osama bin Laden has said the CIA was wrong to disband the only unit devoted entirely to the terrorist leader's pursuit - just at a time when al-Qaida is reasserting its influence over global jihad. Shutting down the Bin Laden unit squandered 10 years of expertise in the war on terror, said Michael Scheuer, who founded the unit in 1995 and arguably knows more about Bin Laden than any other western intelligence official. He...
  • Somalis Wary Of 'Bin Laden' Tape

    07/02/2006 2:40:37 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 468+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-2-2006
    Somalis wary of 'Bin Laden' tape Bin Laden was giving an opinion, the Somali leader said The powerful Islamist movement in Somalia has distanced itself from comments about Somalia attributed to al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. An internet audio recording warned the West not to send troops to Somalia. But a leader of the Union of Islamic Courts, which has taken control of the capital, Mogadishu, said they did not rely on any outside group. The US has accused one Islamic leader, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, of links to al-Qaeda and involvement with terror. Mr Aweys denies the US allegations,...
  • Bin Laden's Call to Kashmir's Militants

    04/26/2006 10:03:17 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Stratfor ^ | April 26, 2006 Wednesday | Stratfor
    In his latest audio broadcast, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden made specific mention of India and a grand Zionist-Hindu conspiracy against Islam. Bin Laden's call to arms in India is directed at existing militant outfits with stakes in the Kashmir dispute who have become increasingly displeased with Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's handling of the situation. This provocation of the decades-long dispute could put India at greater risk of becoming a target for local militants tied to the jihadist movement. Analysis In an audiotape aired by Al Jazeera on April 23, Osama bin Laden for the first time spoke...
  • Bin Laden Justifies Attacks On Westerners In New Tape

    04/23/2006 6:35:36 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 260+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-24-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Bin Laden justifies attacks on westerners in new tape By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 24/04/2006) Osama Bin Laden accused the West yesterday of waging a war against Islam and justified attacks on western civilians because they had elected governments that are fighting in Muslim countries. Bin Laden's threats came as John Reid, the Defence Secretary, confirmed that the 3,500 British troops in Afghanistan would launch pre-emptive strikes against Taliban and al-Qa'eda forces if it was necessary to safeguard soldiers' lives. Bin Laden: new threats In a latest tape recording attributed to the al-Qa'eda leader, who is believed to...
  • SAMI AL-ARIAN ADMITS CONSPIRACY IN PLEA AGREEMENT

    04/21/2006 5:48:36 AM PDT · by NewzGuru · 8 replies · 1,584+ views
    April 21, 2001 | NewzGuru
    SAMI AL-ARIAN ADMITS CONSPIRACY IN PLEA AGREEMENT " There is no conspiracy to support terrorism ."  - Ahmed Bedier, spokesman for Tampa chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations From what I’ve been able to gather, there seems to be enough evidence to prove a web of conspiracy . Let’s have a look and see if that’s true! American Muslim Council (AMC)1. Former Spokesman: Faisal Gill.2. Founder: Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi.3. Former Director: Erik Vickers 1. Faisal Gill Former spokesman for the American Muslim Council (AMC) Former director of government affairs for the Islamic Free Market Institute (Islamic Institute) in Washington, D.C.,...
  • March Raid Killed bin Laden Associate, Officials Announce

    04/13/2006 4:46:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 892+ views
    BAGHDAD, April 13, 2006 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed a wanted extremist with high-level terrorism ties during an early morning raid March 27 near Baghdad's Abu Ghraib district, Multinational Force Iraq officials here announced today. Rafid Ibrahim Fattah, also known as Abu Umar al-Kurdi, had ties to Taliban members in Afghanistan, Pakistan-based extremists, and al Qaeda senior leaders including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, officials said. He also had ties with Jaysh al Islami -- "The Islamic Army in Iraq" -- and the Iraqi resistance group Ansar al Sunnah. Over the past six months, the Kurdi worked...
  • Porn star's offer to Bin Laden

    04/11/2006 1:44:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 3,383+ views
    Italy's most famous porn star Cicciolina has offered herself to Osama Bin Laden. The 55-year-old actress said it was about time somebody tackled the terrorist and claimed she could be just the woman for the job. Speaking at an erotic fair in Bucharest, Romania, Cicciolina said: "It is time someone did something about Bin Laden, and I am ready to do it. "I am ready to make a deal, he can have me in exchange for an end to his tyranny. My breasts have only ever helped people while Bin Laden has killed thousands of innocent victims." The blonde porn...
  • Collins: Why control of Iraq’s oil matters

    04/10/2006 2:16:03 PM PDT · by mnwo · 4 replies · 647+ views
    The Washington Times Insight Magazine ^ | 04/10/2006 | Congressman Mac Collins (Ret. R-GA)
    Collins: Why control of Iraq’s oil mattersCommentary by U.S. Rep. Mac CollinsRecently, I had dinner with Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, and one of the other guests asked the Prince an interesting question. The guest was a prominent Georgia Democrat and he wondered aloud “why the Republicans didn’t just admit that the war in Iraq was all about oil?” I sat back, so as not to interrupt the gentleman, and then asked the Prince a question of my own: “Keeping in mind the strength of al Qaeda in Iraq today, and their relationship with Syria...
  • 'Big-Mouth' Bin Laden Angered His Lieutenants

    04/05/2006 6:14:57 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,665+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-6-2006 | Francis Harris
    'Big-mouth' bin Laden angered his lieutenants By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 06/04/2006) A senior lieutenant to Osama bin Laden has told US interrogators that the al-Qa'eda leader's big mouth was a security liability. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also complained that the schemes bin Laden approved lacked destructive ambition. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Court papers released in America also depict the world's most notorious terrorist group as riven by internal disputes and hobbled by favouritism. The allegations have emerged from CIA interrogations of Mohammed, the Kuwaiti accused of masterminding the September 11 conspiracy. His comments were released as part of the evidence...
  • Did Russian Ambassador Give Saddam the U.S. War Plan?

    03/23/2006 7:21:27 PM PST · by Starman417 · 96 replies · 2,437+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/23/2006 | Unknown
    March 23, 2006 — Following are the ABC News Investigative Unit's summaries of five documents from Saddam Hussein's government, which the U.S. government has released. The documents discuss Osama bin Laden, weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda and more. The full documents can be found on the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office Web site: http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm. Note: Document titles were added by ABC News. "U.S. War Plan Leaked to Iraqis by Russian Ambassador" Documents dated March 5-8, 2003 Two Iraqi documents dated in March 2003 — on the eve of the U.S.-led invasion — and addressed to the secretary of...
  • PAKISTAN : FORMER PM NAWAZ SHARIF DID MEET BIN LADEN, SAYS EX-INTELLIGENCE AGENT

    03/20/2006 8:14:15 PM PST · by Qaz_W · 4 replies · 660+ views
    ADN Kronos International ^ | 20 March 2006 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif did meet al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at least three times in order to get financial help, according to Khalid Khawaja, the former official with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). In an exclusive interview with Adnkronos International (AKI), Khawaja, once a close friend of Osama bin Laden, rejected the statements by a spokesperson for Sharif's political party, denying that Sharif had sought political cooperation from bin Laden in the past. "Nawaz Sharif met Osama Bin Laden on at least three occasions and was desperately seeking his financial assistance," Khawaja told AKI in response to recent...
  • Giving Yale The Finger

    03/08/2006 6:25:17 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 9 replies · 1,340+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3-08-2006 | Clinton Taylor
    Since the New York Times and Wall Street Journal broke the news about the admission of Taliban official Sayeed Rahmatullah Hashemi to a special student program at Yale, we’ve received numerous emails from outraged Yale Alumni. One email stood out from the rest — "I won’t give Yale one red cent this year, but maybe I will give them a red fingernail instead!" She was referring to the Taliban’s policy of pulling the fingernails off of Afghani women who dared to wear fingernail polish. Some of these women even had their thumbs sliced off as punishment. To date, Mr. Rahmatullah...
  • Bin Laden 'largely a spent force' (Now we know why...)

    02/23/2006 3:13:39 PM PST · by Bender2 · 56 replies · 2,873+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | Thursday, 23rd February 2006 | Scotsman.com
    Bin Laden 'largely a spent force' (Now we know why...) Osama bin Laden is "largely a spent force" whose capture would not affect global Islamic terrorism, a British security consultancy has said. The company headed by former British Army colonel Tim Spicer predicted that bin Laden or his second-in-command Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri will be "taken out of circulation" in 2006. Publishing its annual assessment of the global terror threat, Aegis Defence Services said the greater menace was now from home-grown terrorists in Europe with no previous link to known groups and no formal terror training, such as those who carried...
  • 'Bin Laden Ordered Me To Topple Government'

    02/16/2006 6:20:21 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 868+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-17-2006 | Nick Squires
    'Bin Laden ordered me to topple government' By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 17/02/2006) Osama bin Laden ordered a Muslim convert to help prepare a terrorist attack to topple the Australian government, Victoria supreme court was told yesterday. Joseph Thomas, 32, a taxi driver who changed his name to Jihad, was told to act as a sleeper agent and spy on military installations, said Nicholas Robinson, prosecuting. The allegations were made on the first day of the trial of the man the media have nicknamed "Jihad Jack". He denies receiving money from al-Qa'eda in 2002 and 2003, providing the terrorist...
  • Catch them, but do not watch them!

    12/28/2005 6:14:31 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 10 replies · 758+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 20, 2005 | Walid Phares
    Al-Qaeda knew it was under surveillance in America, but it didn't know much about that system. Soon, it will know and will use this knowledge to its advantage. While some among us are rotating their pre-9/11 planet back in time, future jihad is railing against another of its enemies' fatal weaknesses.
  • Unholy Trinity: CITGO, Kennedy, and International Terrorism

    12/03/2005 7:05:16 AM PST · by WJHII · 24 replies · 1,335+ views
    CFP ^ | 12/03/2005 | William John Hagan
    <p>In Massachusetts, an organization known as the Citizens Energy Corporation (CEC) provides low cost heating oil for the state’s disadvantaged each year. On the surface their mission seems laudable; however, the reality is far from valiant. This organization has been used for years by its Chairman, former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II (son of the late US Senator and Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy,) as both a tool for the implementation of his personal political aims and for Kennedy’s own personal financial enrichment. The CEC operates as a non-profit corporation but despite Kennedy’s personal wealth, which is reported to be in the millions of dollars, he receives compensation from his charitable endeavor of $400,000 a year based on CEC financial reports from 2003 (the last year upon which such reports were available).</p>
  • Cleared: The Bomber's Sister 'Who Praised Bin Laden'

    11/28/2005 6:02:32 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 453+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-29-2005 | John Steele
    Cleared: the bomber's sister 'who praised bin Laden' By John Steele, Crime Correspondent (Filed: 29/11/2005) The brother and sister of one of the first two British suicide bombers were cleared at the Old Bailey yesterday of knowing about his mission and failing to alert the authorities before the attack. Parveen and Zahid Sharif, whose brother, Omar Sharif, joined Asif Hanif in a suicide mission to Israel in 2003, were found not guilty in a retrial after the first jury failed to reach a verdict. Zahid and Parveen Sharif leave the Old Bailey yesterday Parveen, 37, a supply teacher in Derby,...