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  • Lawmakers renew demand for documents on Libya as Clinton urges patience

    10/04/2012 10:42:16 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published October 04, 2012 | Catherine Herridge contributed
    Capitol Hill lawmakers expressed frustration after their requests for more information on the Libya attack were rebuffed by the State Department, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging lawmakers to wait for the conclusion of an internal review. That review, though, could take months. Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Wednesday renewed their demand for documents after Clinton declined to hand over the cables they initially requested. The House Intelligence Committee has not received any documents from the department either, Fox News has learned. "We hope that in the next few days you follow through with transmitting...
  • Al-Qaeda blamed for Europe-wide forest fires

    10/04/2012 10:39:07 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:10PM BST 03 Oct 2012
    Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across Europe, as the head of Russia's Federal Security Service claimed they were set by arsonists as part of the group's low-cost attack strategy. "One should note that setting fires to forests in the countries of the European Union is a new tendency in al-Qaeda's strategy of a 'thousand cuts'," Alexander Bortnikov said. "This method allows (al-Qaeda) to inflict significant economic and moral damage without serious preliminary preparations, technical equipment or significant expenses." In linking al-Qaeda to the deadly wildfires, Mr Bortnikov pointed to calls to launch a "forest...
  • Iran in economic meltdown (Worthless currency and hyperinflation recalls Nazi Germany)

    10/04/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2012 | Rick Moran
    A currency disappearing in value and hyperinflation as a result. Not surprisingly, people don't like it very much when they go to sleep with their money being worth one amount and then wake up the next morning to find their money worth a lot less. New York Times: The first outbreak of public anger over Iran's collapsing currency and other economic maladies jolted the heart of the capital on Wednesday, with the riot police violently clamping down on black-market money changers, hundreds of citizens marching to demand relief and merchants in the sprawling bazaar closing their shops in protest. Iran's...
  • Egypt: 2 Coptic Boys Are Held as Contempt of Religion Cases Rise

    10/04/2012 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | KAREEM FAHIM and MAI AYYAD
    Two Coptic Christian boys have been detained by the authorities on charges that they defiled the pages of a Koran, the latest in a spate of recent cases involving accusations that people have insulted Islam. The boys, ages 9 and 10, are being held in juvenile detention in the village of Ezbet Marco, south of Cairo, according to Ishak Ibrahim, a researcher with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights who is investigating the case. They were detained last Sunday, when the imam of the local mosque claimed that he saw the children tearing the pages of a Koran. Other news...
  • Iran linked to al-Qaeda's web jihadi crew by old-school phone line

    10/04/2012 8:50:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    The Register ^ | 4th October 2012 11:44 GMT | John Leyden
    Exclusive An organisation that attempts to recruit Westerners to carry out terrorist attacks on their home soil was backed by the Iranian state, according to an unlikely source of information: leased telephone line records. Security researcher Michael Kemp found a list of the Middle East nation's leased lines that use the packet switching protocol X.25, and discovered that it included a line allocated to Ansar Al-Mujahideen - a popular hangout for Islamic militants. "In the course of doing some research on X.25 - the network that existed before there was the internet - I stumbled across a document detailing all...
  • First Witnesses Called for House Hearings on Benghazi

    10/04/2012 8:35:03 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/3/12 | Jake Tapper
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to call two witnesses for its October 10 hearings on what went wrong at the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
  • FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra

    10/04/2012 12:41:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    FBI - Boston - Press Release ^ | October 3, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/boston/press-releases/2012/fbi-seeks-assistance-in-locating-wanted-fugitive-ahmad-abousamra FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra $50,000 Reward is Being Offered for Information Leading to His Arrest FBI Boston October 03, 2012 BOSTON—FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers announced today that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to locate wanted terrorist Ahmad Abousamra, a U.S. citizen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who left the United States in 2006. He may be living in Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, at least one child (a daughter), and extended family. A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information...
  • 'Superb' (Army) officer rebranded 'objectionable' after Muslims complain

    10/03/2012 10:35:07 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 03, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Law firm defending instructor after Islam material purged The plaudits in the military records regarding the performance of one Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, are startling: “Exceptionally superb performance from a professional, innovative and enthusiastic officer” “He is clearly the best of our new instructors … already cited by his students as an outstanding instructor. … A must select for battalion command. … Dooley possesses unlimited potential to serve in positions of much higher authority.” “Unquestionably among the most dedicated and hard working officers I have ever known. … He...
  • FBI offering $50G reward for Massachusetts man wanted for supporting Al Qaeda

    10/03/2012 8:55:38 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    fox ^ | 10-3-12 | Joshua Rhett
    A Massachusetts man who the FBI says has traveled to Yemen and Pakistan for training in how to kill American soldiers now has a $50,000 price on his head. Ahmad Abousamra, 31, last lived in the U.S. in a tony Boston suburb and has relatives in Detroit. He left the United States in 2006 and may now be living in Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, at least one daughter and other relatives. He was indicted in 2009 for taking multiple trips to Pakistan and Yemen to seek jihad training and has been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to...
  • Shell fired from Syria kills 3 in Turkey

    10/03/2012 10:42:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | October 3, 2012 | Staff
    A Turkish official says a shell fired from Syria has landed on a home in neighboring Turkey, killing at least three people, including a 6-year-old boy. Abdulhakim Ayhan is the mayor of the Turkish town of Akcakale, which is along the Syrian border. He told Turkey's state-owned Anadolu Agency that the boy and a woman were among the dead in Wednesday's shelling.
  • Protest breaks out in Iran as currency crumbles under sanctions (Watch video)

    10/03/2012 5:25:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via The Lede and Business Insider, which has an eye-popping graph showing what’s happening to the rial right now. We've all got debate fee-vah tonight but I want to put this on your radar screen in case things start to spiral in Tehran. The point of nuclear sanctions was to put Iran's economy in a vise so that public discontent would force the regime to either back down on uranium enrichment or risk destabilization from within. Here's a destabilizing tremor now: Clashes and at least one spontaneous protest erupted in Tehran on Wednesday over the plunging value of Iran’s currency,...
  • The Perfect Moment (photobomb)

    10/03/2012 3:09:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Cheezeburger - Memebase - This Is Photobomb ^ | September 26, 2012 | Submitted by: Unknown
  • Khamenei: We Shall Overcome

    10/03/2012 2:50:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    Iran's "Supreme Leader" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that sanctions and pressure cannot force Tehran to surrender since Iranians are strong and always overcome problems, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported, crediting semi-official Iranian news agency Fars. "During the last 33 years, Iran has been faced with a wide range of political, security, military and economic pressure and sanctions," Fars quoted Khamenei as saying. "But the Iranian nation has defused these pressure and grown more powerful through its resistance," he added. The growing pressure is mainly aimed at making the Iranian nation surrender, he explained, "but Iran has not bowed and...
  • Turkish Army Attacks Targets in Syria

    10/03/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/12 | Elad Benari
    The Turkish army attacked several targets in Syria on Wednesday evening, officials in Ankara confirmed. The incident, the first of its kind since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad began in March of 2011, came several hours after a mortar shell fired from Syria exploded on Turkish territory and killed five people. “Our military forces, operating in the border area, responded this evening to the criminal attack that took place earlier today,” said a statement from the office of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “We used artillery fire against the targets and a hit was detected,” said the...
  • Woman, 54, Escapes Apparent Arab 'Rape Ambush'

    10/03/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    Six Palestinian Authority (PA) Arabs took part in an attempt to ambush rape a Jewish Galilee woman Tuesday, police suspect. The woman went on a morning walk in the fields near Sharona, not far from the Sea of Galilee, where she walks every morning. She then found herself in what appeared to be a planned ambush, according to TV Channel 2. A man approached her and threw a rock that hit her head. She fell to the ground and he began trying to rape her. She then noticed five other Arab men looking on, apparently waiting for him to subdue...
  • Al-Qaeda blamed for Europe-wide forest fires

    10/03/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2012
    Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across Europe, as the head of Russia's Federal Security Service claimed they were set by arsonists as part of the group's low-cost attack strategy. "One should note that setting fires to forests in the countries of the European Union is a new tendency in al-Qaeda's strategy of a 'thousand cuts'," Alexander Bortnikov said, according to state news agency RIA Novosti, at a meeting of heads of security agencies. "This method allows (al-Qaeda) to inflict significant economic and moral damage without serious preliminary preparations, technical equipment or significant expenses." In...
  • Complicity in Duplicity? (Even Maureen Dowd begins to recognize the White House's dishonesty)

    10/03/2012 1:34:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/03/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    A woman named Rice in a top administration job, ambitious to move up to secretary of state, hitting the Sunday talk shows to aggressively promote a Middle East narrative that’s good for the president but destined to crumble under scrutiny. Accusations that intelligence on Al Qaeda links in the Middle East was cherry-picked by American officials to create a convenient reality. A national security apparatus that becomes enmeshed with the political image-making machine. Sound familiar? Last time it was Condoleezza Rice helping her war-obsessed bosses spin their deceptive web, as they recklessly tried to re-engineer the Middle East. This time...
  • Turkey hits targets inside Syria after border deaths

    10/03/2012 1:12:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/3/2012 | Unattributed
    Turkey says it has fired artillery against targets inside Syria after Syrian shells killed five people in a Turkish border town. The Turkish military shelled Syrian targets identified by radar near the border, the office of PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement. Nato said it would hold an urgent meeting over the incident. In Syria, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are trying to put down an 18-month-old insurgency. Turkish territory has been hit by fire from Syria on several occasions since the uprising against President Assad began, but Wednesday's incident was the most serious. The shells, fired...
  • How al-Qaeda got to rule in Tripoli

    10/03/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT · by Hugin
    Asia TImes ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Pepe Escobar
    His name is Abdelhakim Belhaj. Some in the Middle East might have, but few in the West and across the world would have heard of him. Time to catch up. Because the story of how an al-Qaeda asset turned out to be the top Libyan military commander in still war-torn Tripoli is bound to shatter - once again - that wilderness of mirrors that is the "war on terror", as well as deeply compromising the carefully constructed propaganda of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) "humanitarian" intervention in Libya.
  • White House widening covert war in North Africa

    10/03/2012 12:05:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 10/3/2012 | Kimberly Dozier
    Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage. But the teams had yet to do much counterterrorism work in Libya, though the White House signed off a year ago on the plan to build the new military task force in the region and the advance teams had been there for six months, according to three U.S. counterterror officials and a former...