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  • Nameless

    10/21/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-21-14 | Richard Fernandez
    Spengler (David Goldman) observes that the Muslim world is experiencing a “social unraveling on a scale not seen in the region since the Mongol invasion”. It’s at 18 million refugees and counting. “There are millions of young men in the Muslim world sitting in refugee camps with nothing to do, nowhere to go back to, and nothing to look forward to. And there are tens of millions more watching their misery with outrage. Never has an extremist movement had so many frustrated and footloose young men in its prospective recruitment pool.” Actually it’s worse than that. Spengler’s table omits Mali,...
  • The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula

    08/20/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 136 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 20, 1014 | Matthew Bracken
    The Islamic Jihad Conquest Formula By Matthew Bracken August, 2014 Mohammed’s unchanging formula for conquest is time-proven; variations were also used in history by the invading Mongol hordes among others. Emissaries ride forward of their advancing armies, offering to spare the lives of the targeted population in return for their unconditional surrender and explicit submission to their new rulers. In the Islamic context this submission is exemplified by the fresh converts repeating the Shahada prayer before Muslim witnesses. There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger. The Shahada prayer is the first of the Five Pillars of...
  • Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war: Hamas

    08/16/2014 11:55:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:16pm EDT | Ali Abdelatty
    Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas’s head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: “Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face a long war.” […] Hamas’s demands include lifting a blockade on Gaza, reducing movement restrictions on the territory’s 1.8 million residents, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh told Al-Aqsa Hamas television last week. …
  • Gingrich: Egypt and Libya attacks connected; backs Romney statement on Pres. Obama

    09/12/2012 7:12:20 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/2012 | Staff
    Newt Gingrich suggests a connection between Libya and Egypt uprisings and attacks and backs Mitt Romney’s statement yesterday that said President Obama sympathized with attackers. Gingrich says, “This is not just about Libya. You don’t get, simultaneously, attacks in Benghazi and Cairo, in Libya and Egypt on a purely local basis. And you don’t get them on 9/11, a day we’re already honoring terrorist attacks against the United States, without a fair amount of collusion and a fair amount of planning. I think you have to look at this in a larger context…. There’s a substantial faction, particularly in Benghazi,...
  • More Definitive Proof of Zakat Funding Jihad

    05/07/2010 6:18:08 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 276+ views
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 7 May 10 | Unknown
    This week, while conducting research on the web on the connection between Zakat (tithing in Islam) and Jihad (war against non-Muslims), we came across the forum section of IslamOnline. A forum member from Egypt asked a direct question: “IS A MUSLIM ALLOWED TO SPEND SOME OF THE MONEY OF ZAKAH ON HIS JOURNEY TO TAKE PART IN JIHAD IN THE CAUSE OF ALLAH? The response came from Creepy Qaradawi himself:
  • Dallas Bomb Suspect in Court Today

    09/26/2009 5:19:52 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 15 replies · 616+ views
    Fox Houston ^ | 25 Sep | Kevin Boie & Tracy DeLatte
    DALLAS - A teenage illegal immigrant from Jordan who allegedly planned to blow up a Dallas skyscraper appeared in federal court on Friday morning . Mosam Maher Husein Smadi, 19, faced a judge around 11 a.m., just blocks away from the building that, according to investigators, he attempted to destroy. Observers described Smadi as a small, soft-spoken man who speaks little English. In court, he told the judge that he understood his rights, and he accepted a court-appointed attorney . That lawyer said Smadi seemed to him to be a confused and scared young man. Smadi will likely be transferred...
  • New US defense strategy centers on "long war"

    07/31/2008 2:35:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 89+ views
    AFP ^ | July 31, 2008
    A new defense strategy released Thursday raises the "long war" against extremism over potential conventional challenges from China and Russia as the top priority of the US military in the coming years. "For the forseeable future, winning the Long War against violent extremist movements will be the central objective of the US," the strategy paper said. The document encapsulates a shift that has already been underway because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but one that has met resistance from some in the military who worry about sacrificing conventional US military supremacy. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates defended the...
  • Occupation Plan for Iraq Faulted in Army History

    06/28/2008 11:53:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 176+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2008 | MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON — Soon after American forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, Gen. Tommy R. Franks surprised senior Army officers by revamping the Baghdad-based military command. The decision reflected the assumption by General Franks, the top American commander for the Iraq invasion, that the major fighting was over. But according to an Army history that is to be made public on Monday, the move put the military effort in the hands of a short-staffed headquarters led by a newly promoted three-star general, and was made over the objections of the Army’s vice chief of staff. “The move was sudden and caught...
  • U.S. Thwarts 19 Terrorist Attacks Against America Since 9/11 ... (EXCELLENT Read)

    11/15/2007 5:17:29 AM PST · by IrishMike · 31 replies · 758+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | November 13, 2007 | James Jay Carafano
    Criticisms of post-9/11 efforts to protect the United States from attack range from claims that America is more vulnerable than ever to the contention that the transnational terrorist danger is vastly over-hyped.[1] A review of publicly available information on at least 19 terrorist conspiracies thwarted by U.S. law enforce­ment suggests that the truth lies somewhere in between these two arguments. U.S. agencies are actively combating individuals and groups that are intent on killing Americans and plot­ting mayhem to foster violent extremist political and religious agendas. A review of the data suggests several important conclusions: Combating terrorism is essential for keeping...
  • News From the Long War (VI)

    03/03/2008 10:30:39 AM PST · by Bahbah · 5,977 replies · 27,400+ views
    Various | 3/3/08 | Various
  • Lessons on the Long War by Pete Hegseth

    02/27/2008 8:21:14 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 59+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 26 February 2008 | Pete Hegseth
    Lessons on the Long War Understanding the stakes and strategy in Iraq. By Pete Hegseth Baghdad, Iraq — The Democratic leadership in Congress haven’t got their facts straight on Iraq. They continue in failing to account for the surge’s dramatic success here, and persist in using a public rhetoric stubbornly suited to conditions in the past. This week, Democrats will bring two bills to the Senate floor whose aim is to immediately redeploy U.S. troops out of Iraq under the mistaken notion that doing so will serve our broader (and presumably, legitimate) fight against al-Qaeda. If success against al-Qaeda is...
  • Lessons on the Long War - Understanding the stakes and strategy in Iraq.

    02/26/2008 11:44:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 154+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 26, 2008 | Pete Hegseth
    February 26, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Lessons on the Long WarUnderstanding the stakes and strategy in Iraq. By Pete Hegseth Baghdad, Iraq — The Democratic leadership in Congress haven’t got their facts straight on Iraq. They continue in failing to account for the surge’s dramatic success here, and persist in using a public rhetoric stubbornly suited to conditions in the past. This week, Democrats will bring two bills to the Senate floor whose aim is to immediately redeploy U.S. troops out of Iraq under the mistaken notion that doing so will serve our broader (and presumably, legitimate) fight against al-Qaeda....
  • HUMINT: Non-Confrontation [Our Long War]

    08/13/2007 7:29:58 PM PDT · by humint · 3 replies · 1,207+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 13 August 2007 | humint
    HUMINT: In the Long War we are all in; a new religion is emerging. I call it Non-Confrontationalism. The disciples of Non-Confrontationalism preach abstinence. Not premarital or extramarital “sexual” abstinence, but “conflictual” abstinence. The best thing to do, so they say, is nothing. They seek segregation, appeasement and flawed compromises to solve fundamental disagreements – because they believe the West cannot afford a decisive victory in the Long War. Non-confrontationalists pervade politics and war. It’s always been that way, but never before did they have so many converts. As their movement grows stronger, the United States is made weaker. Ironically,...
  • News From the Long War (V)

    07/02/2007 7:27:40 AM PDT · by Bahbah · 5,025 replies · 21,813+ views
    6/2/2007 | Various
    Thread 5 Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include all...
  • News from the Long War, Thread 4

    04/15/2007 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 4,740 replies · 41,181+ views
    Various | 4/15/07 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others
    Thread 4 Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include...
  • News From the Long War, Thread 3

    03/19/2007 9:13:17 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 4,991 replies · 28,489+ views
    Various | 3/19/07 | Knitting a Conundrum and Others
    Thread 3 Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include...
  • Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"

    02/04/2007 10:28:20 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies · 649+ views
    Conservative Crusader ^ | 02-01-07 | David M. Huntwork
    A year ago the Pentagon released its Quadrennial Defense Review. It was essentially a strategy for a 20-year "long war" and a generational battle plan designed to prepare the military for a Cold War type struggle against the forces of militant Islam.According to the official unveiling: "Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in...
  • News From The Long War, Thread 2

    02/13/2007 6:28:10 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 4,828 replies · 25,330+ views
    Various | 2/13/06 | Knitting a Conundrum and others
    Thread 2 Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include...
  • News From the Long War

    01/23/2007 6:51:10 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 2,979 replies · 19,959+ views
    KAC, DOD and News Services | 1/23/07 | Knitting a Condundrum and Various
    Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. DOD Our enemies include all the Muslims...
  • Taliban's new commander ready for a fight

    05/19/2006 6:23:40 AM PDT · by milwguy · 16 replies · 669+ views
    asia times online ^ | 05/19/2006 | milwguy
    Taliban's new commander ready for a fight By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI - The Taliban's military offensive has begun in earnest in southern Afghanistan, with many key districts already captured by the militia that retreated from power in 2001 after the US-led invasion. The scale and frequency of the Taliban's revitalized insurgency can be attributed directly to the recent appointment by Taliban leader Mullah Omar of legendary mujahideen leader Jalaluddin Haqqani as overall military field commander. In the latest action - the biggest since the Taliban's ousting - in Helmand province, between 300 and 400 heavily armed Taliban fighters stormed...
  • Kristol: The Long War (The radical Islamists are on the offensive. Will we defeat them?)

    02/25/2006 2:13:58 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 1,412+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 6, 2006 | William Kristol
    DEMAGOGUES TO THE RIGHT OF THEM, appeasers to the left of them, media in front of them, volleying and thundering. Can the Bush administration continue to charge ahead? Does it have the will--and the competence--to lead the nation for the next three years toward victory in the long war against radical Islamism? From Copenhagen to Samara, the radical Islamists are on the offensive. From Tehran to Damascus, the dictators are trying to regain the upper hand in the Middle East. From Moscow to Beijing, the enemies of liberal democracy are working to weaken the United States. Across the world, the...
  • British Jury Convicts Muslim Cleric (Abu Hamza)

    02/07/2006 5:21:47 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 116 replies · 4,831+ views
    AP ^ | February 7th, 2006 | AP
    LONDON - A British jury convicted radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on Tuesday of fomenting racial hatred and inciting his followers to kill non-Muslims. Al-Masri, 47, the former imam at London's Finsbury Park mosque, also was convicted of possessing a terrorist document and threatening or abusive recordings. Al-Masri, Britain's best-known Islamist orator, could receive a maximum sentence of life in prison. The jury of seven men and five women found al-Masri guilty on seven of nine charges of soliciting murder. He also was convicted on two of four charges of stirring racial hatred. Though asked to stand for the...
  • Mandatory reading on defense strategy

    02/03/2006 12:01:04 PM PST · by BamaFan · 11 replies · 532+ views
    http://www.jcs.mil/ Two links to must-read documents. JCS published "Long War Brief" - they've finally figured out how to communicate strategy to the public. QDR preface at Inside Defense contrasts today's environment with Cold War environment, lists accomplishments, and sets stage for all the force structure recommendations that will be getting publicity soon. All in all, looks to me like Rumsfeld's last shot - I'd bet he retires soon.
  • Info Is as Important as Ammo in 'Long War,' General Says

    01/24/2006 3:35:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 165+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2006 – In the so-called "Long War," information will be as important as ammunition, a senior military officer said. "It is clear ... in a global perspective how important information is and its ability to influence people and their ideas," Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. "We have to understand that." Odierno called the Jan. 19 Osama bin Laden statement claiming preparation for another terrorist attack and carried by all Western media as "information warfare, pure and simple." Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has often spoken about...
  • Military Culture Must Change to Fight 'Long War'

    01/23/2006 4:15:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 375+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2006 – As the United States confronts terrorism, military personnel have to make a cultural shift as they fight what officials now call "the Long War," senior DoD officials said. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, the assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview that the generation of servicemembers entering the military today must focus on how the United States will deal with extremist networks that threaten America and its allies. Odierno said the situation is analogous to the situation confronting servicemembers who fought the Cold War. The Cold War was...
  • James Woolsey: The War for Democracy

    12/09/2004 6:41:19 AM PST · by Tolik · 8 replies · 889+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | December 9, 2004 | James Woolsey
    (The following is a speech given by James Woolsey at Restoration Weekend 2004. Frontpage will be posting more transcripts of other keynote speakers in the coming issues – The Editors)Introduction by General Thomas McInerney: Jim Woolsey is a great American and a Democrat. Last year there were two great Americans here; the other was Zell Miller. These men are Americans before they are politicians. They care about this great nation before they work an agenda. And I’ve had the opportunity to work with Jim on a number of things. We all know that he was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He’ll tell...