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  • Growing Hezbollah Presence in Southwest U.S.

    10/17/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Sun, October 13, 2013 | Ryan Mauro
    Terrorism expert Matthew Levitt writes that an increasing number of U.S. prison inmates have tattoos that are pro-Hezbollah or are in Farsi, the language spoken in Iran. … “Law enforcement officials across the Southwest are reporting a rise in imprisoned gang members with Farsi tattoos” and some express loyalty to Hezbollah. … Hezbollah’s business relationship with Mexican drug cartels is seen as a driving force behind the phenomenon. …
  • Free Syrian Army units ally with al Qaeda, reject Syrian National Coalition, and call for sharia

    09/26/2013 4:05:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 26, 2013 | By Bill Roggio
    Some of the largest Free Syrian Army brigades teamed up with an al Qaeda affiliate and other large Islamist groups to reject the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition and call for the establishment of sharia, or Islamic Law, throughout Syria. The move is a major blow to the US-backed Syrian National Coalition and Free Syrian Army, which the West has held up as the moderate faction of the Syrian rebellion. Abd al Aziz Salamah, the leader of Liwa al Islam, announced that 11 rebel groups, including al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, signed a statement that...
  • Graphic: Photo index of the Westgate shopping center shootings in Kenya

    09/26/2013 12:23:00 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 13 replies
    TCP.Com ^ | SEP 23, 2013
    At least 68 people were killed when Islamic militants from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab group stormed into the Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday and opened fire. The stand off between the terrorists and the police and army has entered a third day. it is unclear how many gunmen and hostages are still inside the shopping center. Update: We’ve added 10 photos of the rescue operation.
  • Toddler Chained To Fence By Syrian Rebels And Forced To Watch Parents Executed

    09/21/2013 9:50:39 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 75 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | 9/21/2013
    Take a good hard look at the photo. Looking away from it will not change the fact that it happened. This girl’s family had different religious views from the Syrian Rebel Army. When the “Free Syrian Army” marched into her town, they chained her to a fence and forced her to watch as her parents were tortured and killed for their religion. These are the same “Free Syrian Army” soldiers that Obama just violated international law to provide weapons to. I will not gross people out with the graphic video or the violence that happens over there daily under the...
  • Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists, says IHS Jane´s report

    09/15/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/15/13 | Ben Farmer
    Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups according to a new analysis of factions in the country´s civil war. Opposition forces battling Bashar al-Assad´s regime in Syria now number around 100,000 fighters, but after more than two years of fighting they are fragmented into as many as 1,000 bands. The new study by IHS Jane´s, a defence consultancy, estimates there are around 10,000 jihadists - who would include foreign fighters - fighting for powerful factions linked to al-Qaeda. Another 30,000 to 35,000 are hardline Islamists who share much of the outlook
  • Al-Qaeda-linked rebels take Syrian Christian village, activists say

    09/08/2013 5:39:12 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/8/2013 | staff
    Rebels including al-Qaeda-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning. Independent information has been nearly impossible to come by in the 2.5-year-old conflict in Syria. Maaloula, a scenic mountain community, is known for being one of the few places in the world where residents still speak the ancient Middle Eastern language of Aramaic. The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by the Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians and religious...
  • Al-Qaeda-linked rebels take Syrian Christian village, activists say

    09/08/2013 5:42:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 4 replies
    AP ^ | September 8, 2013
    AMMAN, Jordan Rebels including al-Qaeda-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning. Independent information has been nearly impossible to come by in the 2.5-year-old conflict in Syria. Maaloula, a scenic mountain community, is known for being one of the few places in the world where residents still speak the ancient Middle Eastern language of Aramaic. The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by the Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians...
  • Eyewitness: "The aim of the militants was to kill as many as possible Christian inhabitants"

    09/07/2013 6:50:13 PM PDT · by annalex · 60 replies
    Radio Voice of Russia ^ | Sep. 6th, 2013 at 9:30 PM | Naowaf Ibrahim
    Eyewitness: "The aim of the militants was to kill as many as possible Christian inhabitants" On September 5th the Syrian opposition armed groups attempted to capture Maalula, the town populated mostly by Christians, located 60 km from Damascus. The correspondent of "Voice of Russia" got in touch with the eyewitness to the events, which was in town during the assault, Vail Malas. Maalula town is best known for the fact that its inhabitants speak a dialect of Aramaic, which is close to the language of Jesus Christ. Government troops repulsed the attack, but the militants related to "Dzhabhat en-Nusra" and...
  • Syria crisis: al-Qaeda seizes village that still speaks the ancient language of Christ

    09/05/2013 10:49:25 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 53 replies
    7:46PM BST 05 Sep 2013 Fighting raged through the picturesque mountain village of Maaloula, near Damascus, on Thursday, as the regime launched a counter-attack against the rebels. "They entered the main square and smashed a statue of the Virgin Mary," said one resident of the area, speaking by phone and too frightened to give his name. "They shelled us from the nearby mountain. Two shells hit the St Thecla convent." Maaloula, tucked into the honey-coloured cliffs of a mountain range north of Damascus and on a "tentative" list of applicants for Unesco world heritage status, is associated with the earliest...
  • Al-Qaeda militants kill 24 civilians near Ras al-Ain -

    09/05/2013 8:48:41 PM PDT · by austinaero · 22 replies
    alalam online ^ | 09/02/2013 | none given
    Al-Qaeda linked terrorists in Syria have beheaded all 24 Syrian passengers traveling from Tartus to Ras al-Ain in northeast of Syria, among them a mother and a 40-days old infant. Gunmen from the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant stopped the bus on the road in Talkalakh and killed everyone before setting the bus on fire - See more at: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1512664#sthash.C3Y23xws.dpuf
  • Al-Qaeda militants kill 24 civilians near Ras al-Ain

    09/03/2013 3:08:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Al-Qaeda linked terrorists in Syria have beheaded all 24 Syrian passengers traveling from Tartus to Ras al-Ain in northeast of Syria, among them a mother and a 40-days old infant. Gunmen from the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant stopped the bus on the road in Talkalakh and killed everyone before setting the bus on fire. According to media reports, the attack was carried out because the passengers who were from three different villages in Ras al-Ain, supported anti-terrorist Kurdish groups which were formed recently to defend Kurdish population against anti-Syria terrorists. Bodies of a mother and her 40-days...
  • More Than 200 Escape in Pakistan Prison Attack

    07/29/2013 11:58:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 30, 2013 | By ISMAIL KHAN
    PESHAWAR — More than 200 prisoners escaped following a massive attack on one of the main prisons in northwestern Pakistan on Monday night, a senior security official said. Authorities imposed a curfew in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, following an overnight attack on the 100-year-old central prison there, which housed more than 500 prisoners. All roads leading to neighboring restive tribal regions of North and South Waziristan were blocked off and a search operation has been launched, officials said, requesting they not be named. “The attackers have melted away in the population,” one official acknolwledged. More...
  • Mexican Cartels Behind Oregon Killings

    06/22/2013 5:10:46 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/22/13 | Friends of Ours
    The "Mexican cartels, including the powerful Sinaloa and the brutal Los Zetas, have infiltrated almost every corner of Oregon," and "perhaps most unnerving, cartel-connected traffickers lash out in violence to control territory, settle debts or warn rivals" as reported by Les Zaitz for The Oregonian: "Police suspect a cartel is behind the roadside execution early last year of a trafficker near Salem. They think cartel operatives shot two California drug dealers whose bodies were found buried in the sage northeast of Klamath Falls last fall. They also believe a cartel ordered a 2007 hit in which a trafficker and four...
  • Syrian-Rebel Teens Sing at Al Qaeda Camp: ‘We Destroyed America With a Civilian Airplane’

    06/17/2013 12:52:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 17, 2013 - 12:40 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    An al Qaeda video posted online in late May and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows masked Muslim teenage boys undergoing military training and indoctrination at an al Qaeda camp inside Syria. The video shows the teenagers shooting handguns at a large photo of Syrian leader Bashar al-Asad. It also shows them stating that their leader is Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (the head of al Qaeda in Iraq), and then singing joyfully of their desire to overthrow both Asad and his sister Bushra, of the valor of al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri and of al...
  • Syria rebels 'beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs'

    06/16/2013 6:47:43 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:41 EST, 30 December 2012 | Nick Fagge
    Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists. The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits. She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs. He had recently married and was soon to be a father.
  • (Obama Supported) Syria Militants Massacre Christian Village Population (Graphic Images)

    06/14/2013 7:02:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Syria Report ^ | 6/12/2013
    More details of a massacre in Homs late last month have emerged following the global outcry of a massacre in Deir el-Zour yesterday.The massacre, carried out by Free Syrian Army militants reportedly targeted men, women and children in the Christian village of al-Duwayr/Douar close to the city of Homs and the border with Lebanon. The incident received little media attention, having occurred at the same time as thousands of Syrian troops converged on the insurgent-occupied town of al-Qusayr.According to sources, around 350 heavily armed militants entered the village, broke into homes and assembled residents in the main square of...
  • Iraq Smashes Al-Qaeda Poison Gas Cell – Terrorists Were Plotting Attacks on America

    06/01/2013 6:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Gaming Today ^ | June 1, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    So much for that “Al-Qaeda is defeated” nonsense… Iraqi authorities today announced they uncovered an al-Qaeda poison gas plant. The terror group was plotting gas attacks on Western Europe and America.The militants allegedly built two facilities to produce sarin and mustard gas. (BBC) The BBC reported, via Free Republic: The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the...
  • Video shows Islamist rebels executing 11 Syrian soldiers [Al Qaeda]

    05/16/2013 8:26:06 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 16, 2013 10:47am EDT | Erika Solomon; Editing by Alistair Lyon
    ... The footage shows the commander, his face covered in a black balaclava, shooting each prisoner in the back of the head as they kneeled, blindfolded and lined up in a row in the sand. "The sharia court for the eastern region in Deir al-Zor has sentenced to death these apostate soldiers that committed massacres against our brothers and families in Syria," the executioner said on the video. Islamist militants with black flags shouted "God is great" as each man was shot. The executioner returned to some victims, firing more bullets into them to make sure they were dead. Videos...
  • Egypt: Iran’s Ahmadinejad to visit Cairo this week

    02/04/2013 9:09:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2013 3:25 PM EST
    Egypt’s foreign minister says Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Cairo this week, marking the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian leader in decades. … Iran and Egypt, both regional heavyweights, once had strong ties. Diplomatic relations deteriorated after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. Relations remained cold until Egypt’s 2011 uprising. …
  • Here Are The 26 Senators Who Voted To Give Egypt Brand-Spanking-New F-16 Fighters

    02/03/2013 4:14:54 PM PST · by ElIguana · 69 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 02/01/2013 | America's Conservative News
    It's unfortunate, but not shocking, that every single Democrat in the United States Senate (with the exception of two abstentions) voted to give Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt brand-spanking new F-16 fighter planes and M-1 tanks. What is shocking is that 26 Republicans voted with the Democrats and squashed the Rand Paul Amendment that would have prohibited the "the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to the Government of Egypt." And if you want to know the names of the 26... just have a look... Do any of these Republican...
  • Russia's Vladimir Putin says West is fomenting jihadi 'blowback'

    01/26/2013 3:44:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 25, 2013 | Fred Weir
    Moscow Both Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister have lashed out at the West in recent days for pursuing what they regard as naive and incoherent Middle East policies. The critique targets Western backing of anti-dictator rebellions in Libya and Syria, which, as Mr. Putin tells it, only fuels the spreading flames of extreme Islamist insurrection, including the current war in Mali and last week's terrorist strike on a gas complex in Algeria. "The Syrian conflict has been raging for almost two years now. Upheaval in Libya, accompanied by the uncontrolled spread of weapons, contributed to the deterioration of the...
  • Algeria hostage crisis: Most weapons used in attack came from Libya

    01/20/2013 4:53:56 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 21 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 20 Jan 2013 | Mélanie Matarese
    Many of the Islamist terrorists shot their way into the In Amenas compound on Thursday using the AK104 model of Kalashnikov, which was typically used by Libyan rebels in the war against Muammar Gaddafi. They brought F5 rockets that also surfaced in the Libyan war, said the security source. The Islamists wore the same type of outfits that Qatar provided to Libyan National Transitional Council rebels by Qatar – yellow flak jackets with brown patches, known as "chocolate chip" camouflage. The garments are copies of ones worn by Americans in the Gulf war. The terrorists also employed 60mm gun-mortars used...
  • Christopher Stevens Feeds the Crocodile

    09/14/2012 2:42:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Winston Churchill once said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.” On September 11, Christopher Stevens, a career diplomat, became one of the first Americans in Libya to feed the crocodile of Ansar Al-Sharia and learned too late that while appeasers may hope to be eaten last, they are often eaten first. Christopher Stevens was a Middle Eastern diplomat who typified the new breed going from the University of Berkeley and the Peace Corps to desks in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria. He taught English to Moroccan children in the Peace Corps and...
  • Ambassador Steven’s blood is on Obama’s hands

    09/13/2012 4:41:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-13-12 | DrJohn
    US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens' fate was determined by Barack Obama. Obama set these events into motion when he decided Moammar Gaddfi had to go. Gaddafi's overthrow resulted in the disappearance of countless weapons, including RPG's and stingers. Hundreds of surface-to-air missiles have gone missing from Libyan arms depots since the fall of the Gaddafi regime, according to reports. Around 480 Russian SA-24 man-portable missiles, along with SA-7s and SA-9s, were said to be missing from a commercial storage unit in Tripoli after being moved from the headquarters of Khamis al-Gaddafi’s 32nd Brigade in the early stages of the...
  • U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack

    09/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 158 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012
    BEIRUT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Wields Big Influence in Obama Administration

    07/25/2012 9:25:23 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 16 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 25JUL12 | ROGER ARONOFF
    Many in the media are condemning Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and four other congressmen who sent a letter to the State Department Deputy Inspector General, and the IGs of four other agencies, calling for investigations into the possible infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) of the State Department and other agencies. What's gotten the most attention is the fact that the letter to the State Department singled out Huma Abedin, the State Department's Deputy Chief of Staff, who has been a close aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton going all the way back to her time as First Lady,...