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  • After Madrid, Terror Leader’s ‘Balkan Map’ Worries Italy

    03/28/2004 11:40:18 AM PST · by Destro · 11 replies · 337+ views ^ | 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...
  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go

    06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman
    The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement....
  • Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda

    11/12/2004 11:09:57 AM PST · by Peach · 49 replies · 4,315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2004 | Christopher S. Carson
    Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda By Christopher S. Carson | November 15, 2004 The Report of the 9/11 Commission has been digested, and the news media outlets have seized upon it as confirmation of their view that al Qaeda is a kind of purely stateless entity that never had "operational links" with rogue states like Iraq. Somehow, goes the thrust of the Report, Osama bin Laden was for years able to finance, train and supply an international terrorist corporation that had ongoing jihad operations in fifty countries - by himself, on no more than a $30 million personal...
  • Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create IS

    11/08/2014 7:59:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11/07/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago. On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.” Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a Jordanian journalist with close access to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, including the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who pioneered the videotaping of beheadings...
  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' 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 chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...
  • 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda [the end of AQI]

    10/04/2007 5:35:03 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 33 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 10/4/2007 | Bill Roggio
    The Long War Journal: Al Douri forms nationalist Sunni coalition; 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda Written by Bill Roggio on October 4, 2007 11:34 AM to The Long War Journal Available online at: The Sunni insurgency continues to fracture as US and Iraqi forces are on the offensive in central and northern Iraq. Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, the most wanted Baathist and leader in the Sunni insurgency, has formed a new insurgent front which is willing to negotiate, while a faction of the 1920s Revolution Brigades openly denounced al Qaeda. A grouping of 22 Sunni insurgent groups have...
  • Terrorist Group ISIS May Be Coming To America

    06/20/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2014 | IBD Editorials
    War On Terror: As what the feds call "other than Mexicans" and MS-13 gang members stream across our border, just what is keeping the head of ISIS from keeping his promise, "I'll see you in New York"? We already know how ruthless the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is, so much so that media pundits such as Kirsten Powers, who should know better, insist that even al-Qaida is said to be distancing itself from the group. You know: the same al-Qaida that slit throats with box cutters and then turned passenger jets filled with fuel into cruise missiles...
  • Iraqi forces arrest leader of Ansar al Islam

    05/04/2010 7:44:31 PM PDT · by SevenMinusOne · 3 replies · 172+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 5-4-10 | Bill Roggio
    Iraqi security forces backed by US advisers have captured the head of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al Islam. Abu Abdullah al Shafi, the leader of Ansar al Islam, or Partisans of Islam, was detained along with seven "criminal associates" during raids in the Baghdad neighborhoods of Mansour and Adhamiyah on May 3, US Forces Iraq reported in a press release.
  • Analysis: ISIS, allies reviving 'Baghdad belts' battle plan

    06/17/2014 9:22:57 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 6/14/2014 | Bill Roggio
    The lightning advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and its allies from Mosul to the outskirts of Samarra, as well as its capture of several towns in eastern Diyala, all over the course of several days, appears to be part of a greater strategy to surround the capital of Baghdad before laying siege to it. This plan, to take over the "belt" region outside of Baghdad and cut off the capital, appears to be the same strategy used by the ISIS' predecessor back in 2006. The 2006 plan, which was drawn up by the Islamic State...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...
  • Fallujah bloodbath casts shadow on handover plan (al Qaeda #3, former bin Laden bodyguard, in Iraq?)

    02/14/2004 5:21:10 PM PST · by saquin · 3 replies · 117+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/15/04 | Inigo Gilmore
    Scores of masked gunmen went on an audacious daylight rampage through the flashpoint Iraqi town of Fallujah yesterday morning, launching twin attacks on a police station and civil defence compound that left at least 23 people dead and 35 wounded. At least 14 of the dead were lightly-armed police officers, recently recruited to the force, who could offer little resistance to the heavily-armed gunmen, suspected of being foreign fighters. About 70 raiders shouting "God is great" fired rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machineguns at policemen, throwing grenades as they cleared the police station room by room and released at least 20...
  • Tony Blair Testimony To Iraq War Inquiry – The Influence Of Iran

    01/21/2011 4:59:45 PM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-21-11 | Curt
    Former British PM Tony Blair testified in front of another Iraq inquiry today and for the second time this year he testified about the very real danger of Iran and al-Qaeda working together. Of course the storyline by the British papers, the biased MSM, and the lefty blogosphere, is regarding the regret offered by Blair over the loss of life: At the end of his evidence this afternoon he said it had never been his meaning. "Of course I regret deeply and profoundly the loss of life," I'm sure everyone else would cheer the loss of life huh? I...
  • AMZ Leaders Diminishing ( What the Detainees are Saying)

    05/11/2005 6:10:52 AM PDT · by Bob Hyneman · 22 replies · 908+ views
    Multi-National Force HG - Baghdad ^ | May 6, 2005 | Multi-National Force HG - Baghdad
    AMZ Leaders Diminishing BAGHDAD, Iraq – Over the past several months, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have captured or killed more than 20 of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s trusted lieutenants and other high-ranking network members. Hundreds of other members of Zarqawi’s terror network have also been captured and killed as ISF and MNF-I forces continue to degrade his organization. Coalition forces also just missed capturing Zarqawi during a raid on Feb. 20. The raid occurred between Hit and Haditha near the Euphrates River. Zarqawi was able to escape capture as Coalition forces closed in on his vehicle. Zarqawi’s driver, Abu Usama,...
  • (Islamic Jihad in the Caribbeans) Trinidad police arrest two members of Islamic group

    12/27/2005 8:49:14 PM PST · by Actuality · 4 replies · 556+ views
    Trinidad police arrest two members of Islamic group after bomb found ... Trinidad also has experienced a rash of bombings this year: four bombs were detonated in Port of Spain and St James, on the capital outskirts, between July and October, injuring about 25 people. Police haven't charged anyone in those bombings and haven't said they believe Jamaat al Muslimeen was involved.
  • Pro-Terror Cartoons Put Artist On Trial

    03/28/2010 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 447+ views
    (AP) via ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 10:40 AM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Since 2006 Lopez Royo has also posted more than 1,500 entries in a restricted-access web forum in which he praised al-Qaeda and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi..." SNIPPET: "The Moroccan, Fath Allah Sadaq, is charged with using Lopez Royo's drawings to accompany Islamic terror attack videos he posted on the internet."
  • McChrystal Clear (Flashback 05/13/09)

    10/05/2009 2:59:36 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 13, 2009 | IBD Editorial staff
    War On Terror: From Gettysburg to Fallujah, no-nonsense leadership has proved the key to victory in war. President Obama has chosen a new top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. This is Obama's war. This is his general. During the campaign, candidate Barack Obama said Afghanistan was the right place to fight what is now called an overseas contingency operation. At first glance, with his choice of Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to take over as the top U.S. commander there, he may have picked the right man to fight it. McChrystal is a special ops guru, a former head of the Joint...
  • Jihad in America: The Hizb-ut-Tahrir Conference

    07/24/2009 5:13:38 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 3 replies · 571+ views
    NRO (The Corner) ^ | July 23, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    Sorry for the radio silence this week — I'm knuckled down on a book deadline. But I came up for air to talk to our buddy Guy Benson about the Islamist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir, which wants to supplant our Constitution with shariah. The group, one of whose alumni is KSM, had its first national convention in Chicago last week — called "Fall of Capitalism, Rise of Islam."
  • Al ADL Letter (translation of captured Al Qaeda Communication)

    03/15/2006 10:29:48 PM PST · by Southack · 17 replies · 1,164+ views
    U.S. Military ^ | 3/15/2006 | U.S. Arabic Translator
  • Six questions for Matthew Alexander, author of "How to Break a Terrorist"

    12/19/2008 9:28:41 AM PST · by steve-b · 36 replies · 1,542+ views
    Harper's ^ | 12/18/08 | Scott Horton
    At 5:15 p.m. on June 7, 2006, two American F-16 fighters dropped 500-pound bombs on a farmhouse about five miles north of the Iraqi town of Baqubah. Within an hour, the death of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, a Jordanian street thug who had risen to become the head of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, was confirmed. This resulted from one of the most important intelligence breakthroughs of the Iraq War. Matthew Alexander is the pseudonym for an American Air Force major who, through a series of skillful interrogations, secured the information that allowed the military to pinpoint al Zarqawi's whereabouts and...
  • MSNBC-Positive test for terror toxins in Iraq

    04/04/2003 6:15:44 AM PST · by kattracks · 76 replies · 879+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/04/03
    <p>SARGAT, Iraq, April 4 — tests reveal evidence of the deadly toxins ricin and botulinum at a laboratory in a remote mountain region of northern Iraq allegedly used as a terrorist training camp by Islamic militants with ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is conducting its own tests at the same area, but has not yet released the results, according to officials in northern Iraq.</p>
  • Positive test for terror toxins in Iraq

    04/06/2003 9:53:02 AM PDT · by kimmie7 · 40 replies · 431+ views ^ | 04-04-03 | By Preston Mendenhall
    SARGAT, Iraq, April 4 — Preliminary tests conducted by indicate that the deadly toxins ricin and botulinum were present on two items found at a camp in a remote mountain region of northern Iraq allegedly used as a terrorist training center by Islamic militants with ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The field tests used by are only a first step in the evidentiary process and are typically followed by more precise laboratory testing that has not conducted. U.S. intelligence agents were conducting their own tests in the same area and had not yet released their results,...
  • Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq arrested -- Arabiya TV

    05/08/2008 1:37:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies · 157+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 08, 2008 | Reuters
    DUBAI, March 9 (Reuters) - The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, has been arrested in Iraq, the Arabic television station al-Arabiya reported on Friday, quoting the Iraqi Defence Ministry. Arabiya said Muhajir, successor to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, had been detained in a joint Iraqi-U.S. operation in Mosul in northern Iraq.
  • Al Qaeda Document: Zarqawi Came to Iraq Before The War (Jveritas AQ Translated Video)

    05/03/2008 2:44:06 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 55 replies · 1,040+ views
    Youtube ^ | 5/3/08 | Jveritas and april15bendovr
    This is a FReeper made video based off the Al Qaeda document found and posted here at Free Republic by Jveritas. I plan to post it also at Googlevideo and Liveleak. I will present these links as they become available.
  • US leak of Zarqawi letter riles Israelis

    04/08/2006 3:55:14 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 31 replies · 1,793+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 9 2006
    Israeli military intelligence officials have accused President George W Bush’s administration of undermining their attempts to infiltrate Al-Qaeda’s operations in Iraq by revealing the contents of a secret letter written by Osama Bin Laden’s second-in-command. Israel passed the letter — in which Ayman al-Zawahiri outlined his Middle East strategy to Abu Musab al- Zarqawi, the Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq — to Washington last October on condition of strict anonymity. Israeli officials were dismayed, however, when John Negroponte, the US director of national intelligence, made it available in both English and its original Arabic on his office web site. Israeli intelligence...
  • Al Qaeda, Ansar Al Islam and Zarqawi?

    03/28/2008 9:30:20 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,087+ views
    Town Hall ^ | March 28, 2008 11:56:22 PM | April15bendovr
    The Liberal media has been focused on a so called Gaffe John McCain has made recently in the press. Example is this IPS news story POLITICS-US: McCain's Gaffes Reflect Bush's Iran-Qaeda Myth Analysis by Gareth Porter* WASHINGTON, Mar 21 (IPS) - Sen. John McCain's confusion in recent allegations of Iranian training of al Qaeda fighters in Iraq is the result of a drumbeat of official propaganda about close Iran-al Qaeda ties that the George W. Bush administration and neoconservatives have promoted ever since early 2002. Funny how the left-wing press is eager to point out a McCain Gaffe when...
  • Al Qaeda Document: Zarqawi Came to Iraq Before The War To Prepare The Fight Against U.S

    03/16/2008 2:49:59 PM PDT · by jveritas · 253 replies · 8,760+ views
    Al Qaeda document | March 16 2008 | jveritas
    On February 17 2008, Al-Ekhlaas which is the largest terrorist forum on the internet published an Al Qaeda document that talks about the life of Abou Musaab Al Zarqawi and indicates that Zarqawi came to Iraq before the war to prepare the terrorist insurgency against the US troops. According to the document Zarqawi arrived to the Sunni areas in central Iraq. This document was written by one of Al Qaeda top leaders called “Saif Al Adel”. There were many accounts about Zarqawi presence in Iraq before the war in particular in Northern Iraq with “Ansar Al Islam” an active Al...
  • Zarqawi Map Aided Successes Against Iraqi Insurgency

    11/20/2007 12:46:01 PM PST · by 14erClimb · 40 replies · 240+ views
    FOXNews.Com ^ | 11/20/07 | Jennifer Griffin
    WASHINGTON — A key turning point in the U.S.-led war against the Iraqi insurgency came even before last winter's troop surge, FOX News has learned. (snip) The Times reported that days now pass without a car bombing, unheard of in the height of the insurgency. The number of bodies appearing on the streets has fallen from a peak of 35 eight months ago to five a day, and homicide bombings dropped to 16 in October, half as many as last summer and down from a peak of 59 last March.
  • Rice: Zarqawi was 'diabolically brilliant'

    09/26/2007 3:58:05 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 31 replies · 89+ views
    CNN ^ | September 25, 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Slain al Qaeda in Iraq chief Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a "diabolically brilliant" war tactician, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, likening him to Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Zarqawi's successors are less talented, and less able to manage what may be a shift in Iraq away from sympathy for foreign-born fighters, Rice said in an interview. Zarqawi was killed by U.S. forces more than a year ago. Since then, the al Qaeda in Iraq network he led has suffered setbacks but has proved a resilient threat. "He was diabolically brilliant,"...
  • Uncle Osama Wants You

    09/10/2007 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 416+ views
    IBD ^ | September 10, 2007
    War On Terror: The co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission buy the Democratic line that the war in Iraq is a diversion from the war on terror and a recruiting tool for al-Qaida . But it's the bad guys who are less safe. In a Washington Post op-ed, 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean and vice chairman Lee Hamilton ponder the question of whether we are safer now than we were on that tragic day. They conclude the war in Iraq has made us less safe. They are wrong. "No conflict" they opine, "drains more time, attention, blood and treasure and support...
  • To be a "good" Muslim - 'ISLAMOPEDIA' [Revised, Sep. 2007]

    09/10/2007 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Posting · 4 replies · 1,181+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References -  'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  'Blessing' Hitler -  Mourning the wicked -  Australia - Muslim land -  Jihad on all Buddhists -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  72 virgins - Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Beheadings -  Ilan Halimi [an example of monsterous wild prolonged torture motivated by hate only] -  Muslims attacking Jews in France -  Ahmadinejad ' Islamic Hitler' -  Cutting -  'Honor killing' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? - ...
  • Taking Islamofascists at their word

    08/09/2007 7:06:09 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 14 replies · 913+ views ^ | August 9 2007 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Taking Islamofascists at their word DEROY MURDOCK: Taking Islamofascists at their word -- Scripps Howard News Service Published: Thursday, August 9, 2007 NEW YORK Give Islamic extremists this: They are as clear as the desert sunshine about their plans for us infidels. Unlike America's former Cold War enemies, who swaddled their barbed wire and ballistic missiles in warm words about proletarian liberation, Muslim hotheads state their intentions with disarming candor. "The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said. "One of the primary responsibilities of the Muslim ruler is to...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • Former Fedayeen Saddam officer became coordinator for Zarqawi, al Qaeda in Iraq

    07/15/2007 2:17:12 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 56 replies · 1,667+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 7-15-07 | Mark E.
    An interview published in Saturday's Washington Post, with a member of the Iraq insurgency, reveals another example of the deadly postwar cooperation between members of Saddam Hussein's former ruling party and al Qaeda in Iraq. In the piece, written by Joshua Hartlow, the insurgent identifies himself as "Abu Sarhan" and revealed that he "had been an officer in the Fedayeen (pictured right via, the black-clad paramilitary force of the ousted government of Saddam Hussein." "Sarhan" told his interviewers that he had risen to the level of "'general coordinator' between al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Omar Brigade, an insurgent group...

    07/04/2007 6:41:25 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies · 1,526+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 4, 2007 | ANDY SOLTIS
    He looks like the perfect husband and doting father - but Dr. Mohammed Asha was on a secret al Qaeda terror mission in Britain that was carefully plotted years ago in Iraq, intelligence sources claimed yesterday. New disclosures emerged about the alleged double life of the brilliant 26-year-old neurosurgeon who is a suspected ringleader of the London and Glasgow car-bomb sleeper cell. Asha, born into a Palestinian family originally from the city of Hebron in the West Bank, was destined for a great medical career, scoring the third-highest mark on the University of Jordan's medical-school entrance exam. In 2004, he...
  • Bin Laden told Zarqawi to plan attacks in the US: US official

    05/22/2007 6:27:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 977+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden told the group's Iraq head Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi to plan attacks inside the United States before Zarqawi was killed in a US air strike last year, a senior US official said Tuesday. Frances Townsend, President George W. Bush's homeland security advisor, made the revelation to defend Washington's argument that it is fighting in Iraq to prevent the country from becoming a new "sanctuary" for Al-Qaeda. The bin Laden-Zarqawi link was made in secret documents that were declassified Tuesday amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers for US troops to begin withdrawing from Iraq....
  • Newly Declassified Papers Detail Bin Laden Plan for Terror Attacks Against U.S.

    05/22/2007 4:31:40 PM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 1,416+ views
    Fox ^ | May 22, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Bush, trying to defend his war strategy, declassified intelligence Tuesday asserting that Usama bin Laden ordered a top lieutenant in early 2005 to form a terrorist cell that would conduct attacks outside Iraq — and that the United States should be the top target. Frances Fragos Townsend, the White House homeland security adviser, said the intelligence bolsters the Bush administration's contention that Al Qaeda wants to use Iraq as a staging area to launch terrorist attacks around the world, including the United States. In January 2005, bin Laden tasked Al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was...
  • “...Find Caches of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Absolutely.” - Tenet on Zarqawi.

    04/30/2007 10:10:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,855+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 28, 2007 | Victor Davis Hanson
    April 28, 2007, 1:21 a.m. “...Find Caches of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Absolutely.”Tenet on Zarqawi. By Victor Davis Hanson Like most Americans, I am confused about the recent public announcements of George Tenet — not the usual Beltway “he said/she said” sort of accusations and meae culpae that we are accustomed from former officials plugging “inside story” memoirs, but how exactly we are now to digest past statements in light of present behavior. Surely Tenet had some free will, and when he testified under oath to congressional committees in February 2003 are we now to think such statements were...
  • Cheney asserts Iraq-al Qaeda link ~ on radio show: "They were present before we invaded Iraq."

    04/06/2007 10:54:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies · 1,759+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 6 April 2007, 16:11 GMT 17:11 UK | BBC Staff
    Cheney asserts Iraq-al Qaeda link Dick Cheney said al-Qaeda was working in Iraq before the 2003 war US Vice-President Dick Cheney has repeated his assertion that the al-Qaeda network had links with Iraq before the US-led invasion of 2003.Mr Cheney told a US radio show: "They were present before we invaded Iraq." Hours earlier, a declassified Pentagon report said information obtained from Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein had confirmed they had no strong ties. Its publication followed pressure from Democrats who suggest intelligence was twisted in the run-up to the war. The belief that Saddam Hussein's regime and al-Qaeda...
  • A New Face of Jihad Vows Attacks on U.S.

    03/15/2007 11:31:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,537+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2007 | SOUAD MEKHENNET and MICHAEL MOSS
    TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Deep in a violent and lawless slum just north of this coastal city, 12 men whose faces were shrouded by scarves drilled with Kalashnikovs. In unison, they lunged in one direction, turned and lunged in another. “Allah-u akbar,” the men shouted in praise to God as they fired their machine guns into a wall. The men belong to a new militant Islamic organization called Fatah al Islam, whose leader, a fugitive Palestinian named Shakir al-Abssi, has set up operations in a refugee camp here where he trains fighters and spreads the ideology of Al Qaeda. He has...
  • Top secret (British) army cell breaks terrorists (in Iraq)

    02/03/2007 6:38:07 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 1,443+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb. 4, 2007 | Sean Rayment
    Deep inside the heart of the "Green Zone", the heavily fortified administrative compound in Baghdad, lies one of the most carefully guarded secrets of the war in Iraq. It is a cell from a small and anonymous British Army unit that goes by the deliberately meaningless name of the Joint Support Group (JSG), and it has proved to be one of the Coalition's most effective and deadly weapons in the fight against terror. The JSG was formed in the '80s to tackle the IRA Its members - servicemen and women of all ranks recruited from all three of the Armed...

    01/22/2007 12:16:37 PM PST · by maquiladora · 246 replies · 14,238+ views
  • Almost all you need to know about Arab Muslim - 'Religion of peace', To be a "good" Muslim

    01/03/2007 3:00:38 PM PST · by Posting · 2 replies · 1,117+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References 'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  Australia - Muslim land -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? -  Non Muslims as "Cows" -  Early history -  Early terrorism -  Muslims & WW2 -  World domination & Caliphate -  'Palestinians' in Lebanon -  Jordan - Black September -  Syrian Crimes -  Lobbies -  Excuses -  Global conflicts Respond violently to anyone that says, writes, draws that...
  • TIME interview with Abu Mohammed: Saddam loyalists "threw in their lot" with Zarqawi post-invasion

    12/30/2006 3:14:41 PM PST · by ikez78 · 15 replies · 1,066+ views
    Regime of Terror ^ | 12-30-06 | Mark
    TIME magazine recently posted an interview with native Iraqi Abu Mohammed reflecting on a number of things related to Saddam Hussein's death including the effect that Hussein and his Baath regime had on the country of Iraq and Hussein's followers joining up with Abu Musab al Zarqawi after Hussein had been captured. (A confession also made in TIME magazine earlier this year by Hussein's former right-hand man Izzat al Douri.) Even the remnants of his (Hussein's) old regime, which had morphed into the Sunni insurgency, seemed to lose their fervor for Saddam (after his capture). Some Ba'athist groups kept up...
  • German Investigator Ties Terror Cell to al-Qaeda

    07/25/2003 10:07:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 452+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 25 2003
    DUESSELDORF, Germany - A German investigator testified Friday that authorities identified al-Qaida links to the leader of a German-based terrorist cell, but could not back U.S. claims that the man was also in contact with Saddam Hussein. Testifying at the trial of Shadi Abdellah, accused of plotting attacks in Germany for the radical Palestinian group Al Tawhid, federal agent Manfred Ehlenz said Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was the leader of the group and also believed to be the "leader of a wing within al-Qaida." In his February speech to the U.N. Security Council U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said al-Zarqawi...
  • To be a good Muslim (Part II)

    10/29/2006 2:40:22 AM PST · by Posting · 9 replies · 603+ views
    If you missed Part I, here it is: --- So what if "WHITE" Hitler would burn all "BROWN" Arab asses, good-Muslims could still hold signs "G. Bless Hitler" as the best/holy/Islamic response to "offensive" cartoons. Encourage (or do it unwillingly, unknowingly anyway, duping) "Palestinian" kids to be either human bombs or human shields, the cause: 'anti-Zionist - Fascism' is greater than ANY human lives. To dance, celebrate, rejoice in infidels' deaths, pain, such as (the "wonderful Palestinians") on 9/11, the smiling Bali bomber, or the laughing Moussaoui, but mourn the deaths of chief terrorists like Zarqawi, though - a...
  • Iraq says it detained al-Zarqawi's cameraman

    10/28/2006 1:04:17 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 26 replies · 837+ views
    AP ^ | October 28, 2006
    The Iraqi army captured a man said to have worked as the personal cameraman for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the late leader of the al-Qaida in Iraq, the country's most feared insurgent group, the defense ministry reported on Saturday. Spokesman Mohammed al-Askari, told al-Iraqiyah television Khalid al-Hayani was captured by Iraqi army troops in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. He declined to say when al-Hayani was captured or give his nationality to avoid what he called future operations against terrorists. He would only add that video tapes and documents were found in al-Hayani's possession.
  • Scott Ritter and Al-Zarqawi (Vanity/Request)

    10/28/2006 3:33:27 PM PDT · by Axhandle · 14 replies · 778+ views
    N/A ^ | 28 Oct 2006 | Me
    I recall reading a couple years ago some hit piece by Scott Ritter against the Bush Administration. The gist of it was that Zarqawi was an imagined and perhaps invented threat, that he was likely already dead, and that the Bush administration needed a nemesis around which to rally US support in Iraq, so Zarqawi was over-hyped. Does anyone have, or know of, a link to such an article? I have been googling for a while (that is a verb now, right?) and found nothing.