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  • Police probe Mullah Krekar terror group

    08/11/2013 5:59:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    THE LOCAL.no ^ | August 9, 2013 | by Richard Orange
    SNIPPET: "Mullah Krekar, the Norway-based Islamic extremist, is under investigation by German police for seeking to establish a Europe-wide terror network, Sweden's Expo magazine has reported.   The Germans have asked Sweden to interrogate a 28-year-old man from Västerĺs, who was in contact with Krekar in 2010.    "The German police have requested that we interrogate him, and they want it done in a court of law," Prosecutor Ronnie Jakobsson told the magazine.    Although the man is not suspected of any crime, German police believe that he has information about an Islamist terror network they suspect Krekar and another...
  • Surprise! The “Khorasan Group” Is Really Core Al-Qaeda – But Obama Can’t Say That

    09/25/2014 3:49:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE - "Surprise! The “Khorasan Group” Is Really Core Al-Qaeda – But Obama Can’t Say That, Because He “Defeated” Al-Qaeda" In the 2012 campaign, Barack Obama repeatedly claimed, “Al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat.” But it was a lie. Al-Qaeda was not on the path to defeat. In fact, several top Bin Laden lieutenants had relocated to the Middle East and Syria in the last few years.In April 2014, Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria split off into two groups.Al-Akhbar.com reported: The global jihad movement has split in two. Members of al-Qaeda will now have to choose between two different...
  • Men@War Hadithah in context.

    05/31/2006 9:16:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 974+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 30, 2006 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    May 30, 2006, 6:33 p.m. Men@WarHadithah in context. By Mackubin Thomas Owens The basic aim of a nation at war is establishing an image of the enemy in order to distinguish as sharply as possible the act of killing from the act of murder.—Glenn Gray, The Warriors It seems like only yesterday. It was 1991 and a U.S.-led coalition easily expelled Saddam Hussein’s army from Kuwait, signaling to some the emergence of a “revolution in military affairs” that would “transform the very nature of war.” Americans at home watched their TV screens in awe as precision-guided munitions flawlessly struck...
  • Isil Leader Al Baghdadi More Powerful Than Al Qaida Chief

    06/30/2014 11:20:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the shadowy jihadist fighting in Iraq and Syria, and newly declared leader of a “caliphate” encompassing all Muslims, is increasingly seen as more powerful than Al Qaida’s chief. SNIP In October 2005, American forces said they believed they had killed “Abu Dua,” one of Baghdadi’s known aliases, in a strike on the Iraq-Syria border. But that appears to have been incorrect, as he took the reins of what was then known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in May 2010 after two of its chiefs were killed in a US-Iraqi raid. SNIP
  • Hillary In Leaked Email: Saudi Arabia And Qatar Are Funding ISIS

    10/11/2016 5:20:37 AM PDT · by XXXoholic · 22 replies
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent an email to her campaign chairman John Podesta in 2014, who was then-counselor to President Barack Obama, that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar are both giving financial and logistical support to the Islamic State and other extremist Sunni groups, according to a recent Wikileaks release. Clinton sent the email on August 17, 2014 to Podesta. It was an eight-point plan to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Clinton’s email said that the United States should support Kurdish forces on the ground with U.S. military advisers and avoid the use of a conventional ground operation....
  • Mullah named as suspect for Turkey blasts

    12/06/2003 4:37:07 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 4 replies · 178+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 12/07/03 | Damien McElroy
    A Syrian-based mullah already wanted in Germany and Italy has emerged as a leading suspect behind the Istanbul bombings that killed 61 people, including the British consul general. Damascus-based Mohammed Majid has a long history of involvement with extremist groups in Europe and is said to have financed a string of recent terror attacks across the Middle East. He has also been linked to efforts by Islamic fundamentalists to infiltrate Iraq. British and Turkish investigators believe that Majid's network of sympathisers in Syria is sheltering five figures involved in last month's attacks on the British consulate and a branch of...
  • What was in Sandy Berger's Underwear?

    07/23/2004 8:20:33 AM PDT · by mrustow · 101 replies · 3,108+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 23 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught.) Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years, many observers have thought it the height of paranoia for Pres. Richard Nixon's men to burglarize the offices of...
  • Terrorist Cells Find Foothold in Balkans

    12/11/2005 11:06:07 AM PST · by kronos77 · 28 replies · 629+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2005 | Rade Maroevic and Daniel Williams
    In particular, Islamic radicals are looking to create cells of so-called white al Qaeda, non-Arab members who can evade racial profiling used by police forces to watch for potential terrorists. "They want to look European to carry out operations in Europe," said a Western intelligence agent in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro, adjacent to Bosnia. "It's yet another evolution in the tools used by terrorists." ... n addition, Serbian police accidentally came across a key suspect in the March 2004 bombings of Madrid commuter trains while he was traveling through the country by train. He arrived in the...
  • Turkey: Al Qaeda suspect admits planning attacks on Israeli tourists

    08/11/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 228+ views
    A Turkish court on Thursday charged a Syrian national suspected of plotting to slam speedboats packed with explosives into cruise ships loaded with Israeli tourists, lawyers and police said. According to The AP, defense lawyer Ilhami Sayan said the suspect, identified in the Turkish media as Lu'ai Sakra, was charged with membership in an "illegal organization." He was arrested earlier this month. Police said Sakra was linked to al-Qaeda. "I have no regrets," Sakra shouted to journalists as he was led into the courthouse. "I was going to attack Israeli ships. If they come, my friends will attack them." "I...
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • Jordan executes killers of U.S. envoy

    03/11/2006 12:03:53 PM PST · by jecIIny · 5 replies · 338+ views
    CNN ^ | 11 March 2006 | CNN
    Jordan executes killers of U.S. envoy Two with ties to al Qaeda hanged for 2002 assassination (CNN) -- The Jordanian government Saturday executed two al Qaeda-linked terrorists convicted in the 2002 assassination of a U.S. diplomat, according to Jordan's Petra news agency. Salem Sa'ed Salem bin Suweid, a Libyan national, and Yasser Fathi Ibraheem, a Jordanian, were hanged at the Siwaqa Correctional and Rehabilitation Center for the killing of U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley.
  • Clinton adviser on Israel [Sandy Berger] had commercial ties to Middle East

    08/08/2015 11:51:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A controversial Clinton adviser who faced penalties for conflicts of interests under President Bill Clinton was still assisting Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, despite the fact that his consulting firm was engaged in commercial activities in countries where she worked, emails show. Sandy Berger, who gained notoriety when he stole classified documents from the National Archives prior to testimony before the 9/11 Commission, had Hillary Clinton's personal email address and emailed her about Israel, Pakistan and terrorism in 2009. Berger's consulting firm, the Albright Stonebridge Group, has engaged in business in more than 100 countries around the world, according...
  • On Alert for Al Qaeda in Iraq, U.S. is Tracking 2 Suspects

    09/29/2003 12:01:20 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies · 516+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/28/03 | Raymond Bonner
    As United States officials try to determine what role Al Qaeda may have had in recent attacks in Iraq, investigators and Special Forces are also pursuing two men known to have had previous connections to Osama bin Laden, American officials said this week. On a half-dozen occasions in recent weeks, one of the men, Abdul Rahman Yasin slipped through the net officials said. He has been indicted in connection with the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and is on the F.B.I.'s most wanted terrorist list. He has been living in Iraq for about 10 years. The Americans have also...
  • Laura Ingraham makes a fool out of Senator Bob Graham on Larry King Live (read the transcript)

    10/29/2004 9:55:56 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 105 replies · 4,308+ views
    INGRAHAM: I just -- every time I hear someone in a position of power say that the war on terror has been abandoned when we have three quarters of the al Qaeda leadership in our custody, when our men and women in battle have done such an enormously great job all around the world, not just in Afghanistan, not just in Iraq, but our special forces operating in every country from The Philippines to Indonesia, all over this are globe. I think it's an insult to the troops, and I don't think Senator Graham really means it. B. GRAHAM: It's...
  • The hidden hand behind the Islamic State militants? Saddam Hussein’s (Obama's retreat)

    04/05/2015 1:40:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/04/15 | Liz Sly
    SANLIURFA, Turkey — When Abu Hamza, a former Syrian rebel, agreed to join the Islamic State, he did so assuming he would become a part of the group’s promised Islamist utopia, which has lured foreign jihadists from around the globe. Instead, he found himself being supervised by an Iraqi emir and receiving orders from shadowy Iraqis who moved in and out of the battlefield in Syria. When Abu Hamza disagreed with fellow commanders at an Islamic State meeting last year, he said, he was placed under arrest on the orders of a masked Iraqi man who had sat silently through...
  • Jordan: [Al-Qaida 'Palestinian'] Militant Sentenced for Attack

    11/05/2007 9:08:40 AM PST · by Posting · 50+ views
    AP ^ | 11/04/07
    Jordan: Militant Sentenced for Attack By JAMAL HALABY – 4 hours ago AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military court convicted an al-Qaida militant Monday of involvement in the deadly suicide car bombing of the Jordanian Embassy in Iraq in 2003 and sentenced him to death. Muammar Ahmed Yousef al-Jaghbeer, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin, was arrested in 2005 upon his return from Iraq and charged with the embassy attack, which killed 19 people. Al-Qaida in Iraq, which was then headed by Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for the attack. The court dropped charges against al-Zarqawi on Monday, citing his...
  • Mulla Krekar: Only ISIS can fulfill Muslim ‘ambitions and dreams’

    03/14/2015 4:05:31 AM PDT · by piasa · 12 replies
    By RUDAW ^ | 5/2/2015
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Only the Islamic State (ISIS) can “fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” said firebrand Kurdish cleric Mulla Krekar, who was recently freed from a Norwegian jail. “The Islamic State is not something strange; it is the only element that can fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” he said in an Al Jazeera interview. The 58-year-old preacher added that all Muslims calling for resistance to the extremist Sunni ISIS “Caliphate” are “cowards,” and accused them of following orders from the United States and Shiite Iran. He called upon ISIS to appoint someone “with the courage to fight the infidels...
  • After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy

    03/28/2004 11:40:18 AM PST · by Destro · 11 replies · 337+ views
    balkanalysis.com ^ | Sunday, March 28 @ 13:20:00 EST | CDeliso
    After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy Posted on Sunday, March 28 @ 13:20:00 EST by CDeliso Italian authorities are concerned about a possible link between the Madrid bombers, Al Qaeda and Bosnia, reports Croatia’s Slobodna Dalmacija newspaper. According to their investigation, mujahedin who participated in the Bosnian civil wars were imported from an al Qaeda training camp near Zenica to help with the bombings in Madrid, and other attacks possibly being planned for the future. “Their road was from Zenica through Split to Ancona,” says the paper, citing Italian authorities who point to the Balkan map found in...
  • ISIS Turns to Chemical Weapons As It Loses Ground in Iraq

    02/22/2015 12:05:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | BY RIYADH MOHAMMED, The Fiscal Times
    A few weeks ago, the US Central Command announced that an air raid had killed an ISIS chemical weapon expert in Mosul. The ISIS operative, Iraqi engineer Mahmoud al-Sabawi, used to work at Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons program before he joined al-Qaeda in Iraq after the 2003 US led invasion. The idea that ISIS terrorists have access to chemical weapons brings back images of the genocide inflicted on the Kurds by Saddam Hussein in the late 1980’s. The Halabja Massacre killed up to 5,000 and injured between 7,000 and 10,000 more. If ISIS jihadists have a stash of chemical weapons,...
  • Jihadi dispute points to deeper radicalism among youths

    03/29/2009 1:36:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 314+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 27, 2009 | Caryle Murphy
    A leading jihadi theologian – and adviser to the late leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq – is under fire for ‘moderating’ his views.In yet another fissure within radical Islamist networks, one of the world's most influential jihadi theologians is coming under fire from some former followers for allegedly moderating his views – a claim he denies. The attacks on Jordanian cleric Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, who was spiritual adviser for the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, are significant because of Mr. Maqdisi's longtime stature as a revered spiritual mentor who legitimizes violence with his religious...