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  • Everything in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict is *ss Backwards! (Rush)

    07/26/2014 4:42:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. The Israelis have rejected the ceasefire proposal made by the haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam. The Israelis reject ceasefire deal. The only thing a ceasefire does is allow Hamas to regroup. I think Hamas is on the ropes and that's why everybody wants a ceasefire. I'm telling you, everything over there is ass backwards. Everything in this conflict is 180 degrees out of phase. They want the ceasefire to give Hamas time to regroup. "Well, we have to make it fair, Mr. Limbaugh, because the Israelis have such an unfair advantage. They're richer and they're...
  • US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS hands, officials say

    06/16/2014 4:08:28 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 84 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 06-16-2014
    U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents.
  • White House Hosts Israel-Hating Radical Muslim

    06/26/2013 1:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2013, 11:52 PM | Elad Benari
    White House officials met this month with Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, a deputy of radical Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who has been banned from entering the United States, reported the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). The June 13 meeting took place on the same day the Obama administration announced plans to arm Syria’s rebel forces, the report noted. IPT noted that al-Qaradawi, the founder of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), endorses Palestinian Authority Arab suicide bombers and supports Hamas in its fight against Israel. The report also said that bin Bayyah,...
  • How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

    06/08/2014 10:38:24 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 8, 2014 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    "In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and as he ­reveals here, Afghanistan: The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons. Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile...."
  • Russia: Syria rebels have US-made weapons (Russian General seeks source of Stingers)

    10/24/2012 2:49:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/24/12 | BBC
    A senior Russian general has said Syrian rebels now have anti-aircraft weapons, including US-made Stingers. Gen Nikolai Makarov was quoted by the Interfax news service as saying the origin of the surface-to-air missiles should be "cleared up". Russia is the biggest supplier of arms to its Syrian government ally. Aerial bombardment of rebel-held towns continued on Wednesday, as the UN's Syria envoy prepared to brief the Security Council on ceasefire efforts. Lakhdar Brahimi has been trying to arrange a ceasefire between rebels and government forces over the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Friday. Weapon supplies "We have...
  • OBAMA’S BLUNDER: MISSING LIBYAN SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES (Huge threat to America)

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky...

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

    05/22/2009 8:16:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 13 replies · 926+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | May 22nd, 2009 | Fern Sidman
    Is it possible that the Bronx Four operated alone, without any connection to foreign terrorists. In an elaborate sting operation, four African-American Muslim men were arrested Wednesday night in New York City for attempting to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and for conspiring to shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, NY. James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were friends who had met while serving time in prison and it was there that they converted to Islam. The bombs in their possession were fake; supplied to them by an FBI informant...
  • Man Arrested in Philadelphia in Alleged Missile Smuggling Plot

    11/24/2009 8:48:38 AM PST · by RDTF · 13 replies · 944+ views
    Fox ^ | Nov 24, 2009
    An alleged plot to send anti-aircraft missiles and guns to Syria or Iran was thwarted after a key figure was arrested in Philadelphia, the FBI said in documents released Monday. -snip- He was after missiles that could "take down an F-16," the affidavit says. Little did Tarraf know, he was requesting the weapons from an undercover agent, according to documents. The affidavit alleges that Tarraf paid a $20,000 cash deposit to the agent in July for machine guns and shoulder-fired Stinger missiles, MyFoxPhilly.com reported. The documents say Tarraf's dealings with the undercover officer date back to June 2007. -snip-
  • Centerville Man Charged in International Theft Ring

    11/24/2009 4:05:09 PM PST · by Never on my watch · 11 replies · 1,125+ views
    13WMAZ ^ | November 24, 2009 | Bernard O'Donnell
    The FBI says a Centerville man is charged with buying and shipping about 7,000 stolen cell phones in connection with an international ring trafficking weapons and stolen goods. According to the FBI, Hussein Ali Asfour of Centerville is charged with conspiracy to transport stolen property and faces up to five years in prison. A criminal complaint in the case listed his address as 100 Cross Link Trail. USA Today reports that Asfour was charged along with four other men, including three accused of trying to buy Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and machine guns destined for Syria or Iran. USA Today describes...
  • Ex-S.D. [San Diego] sailor allegedly linked to terror suspect [may have passed secrets to Jihadis]

    08/07/2004 10:14:21 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 15 replies · 826+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 7, 2004 | James W. Crawley
    Investigators are trying to determine whether a San Diego sailor passed Navy secrets about security weaknesses and warship movements to a British man accused of having terrorist links, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. E-mail messages from the unnamed sailor, sent in late 2000 and 2001 before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, were found in December in computer files belonging to Babar Ahmad, who was detained Wednesday in London, according to the 31-page arrest affidavit. The computer files contained details about security arrangements and movements of the San Diego-based Constellation carrier battle group, which included the destroyer Benfold, on which...
  • Family, Friends Welcome Stinger Battery (Marines, sailors return from seven-month tour in Iraq.)

    09/06/2007 5:28:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 143+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lance Cpl. Robert C. Frenke
    By Lance Cpl. Robert C. FrenkeMarine Corps Base Camp Butler OKINAWA, Japan, Sept. 6, 2007 — More than 130 Marines and sailors from 1st Stinger Battery, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, returned here 1 a.m. Sept. 4 following the unit’s first combat deployment since the start of the war on terrorism. During the deployment, the servicemembers helped secure the movement of more than 100,000 vehicles and personnel while ensuring the safe, uninterrupted flow of personnel, supplies and materiel required for sustaining missions and operations at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, according to Capt. Christopher A....
  • Paisanos to the Rescue announces early flights over U.S. deserts

    06/07/2006 7:54:17 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 11 replies · 513+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | June 7, 2006 | Staff
    El Paso, Texas, Jun 7 (EFE).- Several Mexican-American private pilots who two years ago began overflights of southwestern U.S. deserts in an effort to save would-be immigrants stranded in the sweltering wastelands have decided to start their patrols a month earlier than usual this year. "Paisanos to the Rescue" director Armando Alarcon told EFE that this year the aerial patrols will begin in June because of the large number of immigrants who have been found dead of dehydration in the desert so far in 2006. In prior years, the group began its flights in July. Paisanos to the Rescue, which...
  • Ahmad Shah Massood (1953- September 9, 2001)

    09/09/2004 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 1,736+ views
    Afgha.com ^ | September 9, 2004 | Sunil Sainis/Laxman Bahroo
    War brutalizes man, every afghan bears living testimony to this. If the landscape of Afghanistan bears the craters of the endless war, the political and military leadership in Afghanistan also carries war's indelible scars. It is important never to lose sight of this. Ahmed Shah Mas'ud was born to an army family in 1953 in the Panjshir Valley north of the Afghan capital Kabul. His father was a colonel in the Afghan Army and enrolled his son at Kabul's Lycee Istiqlal High School. Upon graduation Mas'ud joined Kabul's Polytechnic Institute. In 1973 King Zahir Shah was deposed and exiled by...
  • Two plead guilty in terror arms sale plot

    03/04/2004 12:00:19 AM PST · by Cultural Jihad · 4 replies · 143+ views
    AP ^ | March 3, 2004 | SETH HETTENA
    <p>SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two defendants admitted their roles Wednesday in a plot to sell Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the Taliban and al-Qaida, authorities said.</p> <p>Ilyas Ali, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in India, and Muhamed Abid Afridi of Pakistan pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to distribute heroin and hashish, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.</p>
  • Two in San Diego Plead Guilty in Plot to Sell Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Terrorists

    03/03/2004 5:01:02 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 505+ views
    AP ^ | 3-3-04 | Seth Hettena
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two defendants admitted their roles Wednesday in a plot to sell Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the Taliban and al-Qaida, authorities said. Ilyas Ali, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in India, and Muhamed Abid Afridi of Pakistan pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to distribute heroin and hashish, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. The case against a third defendant, Syed Mustajab Shah of Pakistan, is pending. In a plea bargain, Ali and Afridi admitted they planned to sell 5 tons of hashish and a half-ton of Pakistani heroin in exchange for cash...
  • ISRAEL ENTERS GAZA TO CLOSE TERROR TUNNELS;Israelis Question Why Egypt Takes No Action

    10/09/2003 10:26:55 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies · 271+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 10, 2003
    IDF ENTERS GAZA TO CLOSE TERROR TUNNELS By INA and AP Jerusalem---October 10......The Israel Defense Forces sent tanks and elite ground units into a Gaza refugee camp early Friday to destroy tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to smuggle weapons from Egypt. Military officials said they acted on warnings that terrorists were trying to acquire anti-aircraft missiles. The raid followed a day of political uncertainty and sporadic violence in the region. Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia suffered a severe blow when legislators failed to vote on his Cabinet, casting doubt on his plan to reach a truce with Israel. And a...
  • Hambali reveals terror plans for Bangkok

    09/20/2003 5:26:43 PM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 226+ views
    JAKARTA - Captured Jemaah Islamiah (JI) chief Hambali has provided CIA interrogators with details of Al-Qaeda plans to attack two American-managed hotels in Bangkok and commercial airliners using the international airport, said intelligence officials and diplomats. The arrest of Hambali has diminished the risk of any successful attack 'significantly', said a foreign diplomat. The attacks were apparently planned to coincide with the Asia- Pacific Economic Coo- peration summit in Bangkok next month in which 21 world leaders, including United States President George W. Bush, will attend. The two hotels targeted by the Al-Qaeda were the Bangkok Marriott and The Conrad,...
  • Stinger Missiles for sale in Afghanistan

    12/04/2002 7:30:36 PM PST · by spetznaz · 19 replies · 454+ views
    BBC/Yahoo news ^ | December 4, 2002
    The head of the international security force (Isaf) in Afghanistan has said American-made Stinger missiles and rockets are being offered to them for sale. After almost each incident we have been receiving proposals to buy some rockets or missiles... General Akin Zorlu, Isaf Commander General Akin Zorlu said his troops had been offered Stinger missiles for $200,000 and rockets for $5,000 to $10,000. He said he believed a recent surge in rocket attacks on Kabul could be a tactic by the dealers trying to put pressure on the international peace keepers to buy up the weapons. General Zorlu who heads...
  • Lithuania to Buy Weapons From U.S.

    11/14/2002 3:49:26 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 279+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | November 14 2002 | AP
    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania agreed to buy 60 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles from the United States, some of which will be deployed to protect the ex-Soviet republic's sole nuclear plant in case of an attack, officials said Thursday. The sophisticated, hand-held weapons will be the first of their kind sold to the Baltic states, which include Estonia and Latvia. All three former Soviet republics expect to win invitations to join NATO at an alliance summit next week in Prague. The $31 million deal was signed by Lithuania's Defense Minister Linas Linkevicius and U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania John Tefft on Wednesday...
  • Hong Kong al-Qaeda Missle Plot [Stingers]

    11/06/2002 9:15:06 AM PST · by spald · 5 replies · 278+ views
    PTD.net ^ | November 2, 2002 | Agence France-Presse
    Hong Kong plays down terror threat after al-Qaeda missile plot Wednesday, 06-Nov-2002 1:50AM      Story from AFP Copyright 2002 by Agence France-Presse (via ClariNet) </CLARI-ITEM HEADER>HONG KONG, Nov 6 (AFP) - Hong Kong on Wednesday played down the threat of terrorist attacks in the territory after three men appeared in court accused of trying to buy Stinger missiles for the al-Qaeda network."There is no known terrorist infrastructure or support base in Hong Kong," a spokesman for the security bureau said in a statement."The risk of Hong Kong becoming a target of terrorist attacks is low."However, the spokesman declined to comment...
  • Three held in HK for alleged al Qaeda missile deal

    11/05/2002 5:36:58 AM PST · by twntaipan · 2 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 Nov 2002
    05 Nov 2002 11:52Three held in HK for alleged al Qaeda missile deal HONG KONG, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Three men have been arrested in Hong Kong over an alleged attempt to buy four Stinger anti-aircraft missiles for al Qaeda from undercover U.S. FBI officers, the Hong Kong government said on Tuesday. The three, two Pakistanis and a U.S. citizen of Indian origin, appeared in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday to fight an extradition request from the United States. They were arrested on September 20 for trying to sell 600 kg of heroin and five tonnes of hashish to fund the...
  • Lithuania to Buy Stinger Missiles for Armed Forces

    10/29/2002 3:19:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 261+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | October 29 2002
    VILNIUS -- NATO aspirant Lithuania has decided to purchase anti-aircraft missile 'Stinger' systems from the United States, a top military officials said Tuesday. "We have made a decision to buy Stingers for our military forces, but all the details still have to be set out," Lithuania's Defense Minister Linas Linkevcius told AFP. He refused to comment on the number of Stinger systems to be bought or the cost of the contract. "I can only say that we have chosen the system, which we needed and which opens the gates for training under NATO standards," added Linkevicius. The minister also refused...
  • Series of EmergencyNet News Reports Concerning Anti-aircraft Missiles

    06/09/2002 3:15:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies · 391+ views
    ERRI DAILY INTELLIGENCE REPORT-ERRI Risk Assessment Services ^ | Saturday, June 1, 2002-Vol. 8 - 152 | Editorial Staff
    Series of EmergencyNet News Reports Concerning the Threat of Usage of Shoulder-fired Anti-aircraft Missiles: 31 May 2002 to 01 June 2002 From: ERRI DAILY INTELLIGENCE REPORT-ERRI Risk Assessment Services-Saturday, June 1, 2002-Vol. 8 - 152U.S. COUNTERTERRORISM OPERATIONS:U.S. Forces Capture Cache Of Portable Missiles In AfghanistanAFGHANISTAN: The Washington Times was reporting on Saturday that U.S. military forces in Afghanistan confiscated a cache of 30 anti-aircraft missiles as a new general took control of the U.S.- led campaign there. A Pentagon official said that the missiles were described as a Chinese-made version of the SA-7 surface-to-air missile. Disclosure of the missile...
  • Stinger Missile/ SA-7 Threat - Background & Analysis

    06/05/2002 12:15:05 PM PDT · by katman · 9 replies · 566+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2002 | Joe Katzman, Donald Sensing
    News reports say that al-Qaeda terrorists may have smuggled shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles into the United States. We give you the full rundown on what these weapons can do, how they work, where they may come from, and how they might be used. It's all here for you, on Winds of Change!
  • Two U.S Soldiers Die In Baghdad Grenade Accident

    04/14/2003 1:58:16 PM PDT · by Unwavering Conservative · 39 replies · 343+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-14-03
    Two U.S. Soldiers Die in Baghdad Grenade Accident Mon April 14, 2003 02:07 PM ET BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and two wounded in a grenade accident at a checkpoint south of Baghdad on Monday, military officials said. "We're not sure how it happened but there was some kind of an accident with a grenade. Two guys were killed and two wounded," a senior officer said. The soldiers were part of the Air Defense Artillery unit manning the Avenger anti-aircraft stinger systems mounted on Humvees. Because there is no longer an air threat from Iraq, U.S. forces...
  • Missile Threat Means New Rules at Airports

    03/30/2003 4:28:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 25 replies · 390+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 30, 2003 | PHILIP SHENON
    WASHINGTON, March 28 — Federal authorities will order major security improvements at several of the nation's largest airports after inspections showed that passenger planes taking off or landing at those airports would be vulnerable to attack by terrorists using shoulder-fired missiles, senior Bush administration officials said. The inspections, which began several weeks ago, are being conducted by a federal task force created by the White House late last year after terrorists linked to Al Qaeda tried to shoot down an Israeli passenger plane on takeoff from an airport in Kenya in November. The two small, shoulder-fired missiles barely missed the...
  • Suspects in Hong Kong al-Qaeda case agree to U.S. extradition

    01/06/2003 1:55:08 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Ummah News ^ | January 06 2003 | The News
    Three men held in Hong Kong for nearly four months agreed on Monday to be extradited to the United States, where they are wanted for allegedly trying to buy anti-aircraft missiles for al Qaeda. The three -- two Pakistanis and a U.S. citizen of Indian origin -- were arrested on September 20 in Hong Kong for allegedly trying to sell a huge haul of heroin and hashish to undercover FBI agents in exchange for four Stinger missiles. "I have no objection to be handed over to the United States...as soon as possible," one of the suspects, Syed Saadat Ali Faraz,...