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  • William Blum, U.S. Policy Critic Cited by bin Laden, Dies at 85

    12/12/2018 5:59:24 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 11th 2018 | Sam Roberts
    William Blum, who raged against United States foreign policy in relative obscurity for decades until one of his published anti-imperialist broadsides received a surge in sales thanks to a surprise public tribute from Osama bin Laden, died on Sunday in Arlington, Va. He was 85. His son, Alexander, said the cause was kidney failure. Mr. Blum had been hospitalized after being injured in a fall in his apartment in October. Mr. Blum (pronounced “bloom”) was a computer programmer for the State Department who aspired to become a career Foreign Service officer and “take part in the great anti-Communist crusade,” he...
  • RNC backs Trump attack on retired Navy Admiral William McRaven (Fox Fake Headline)

    11/20/2018 12:53:26 AM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Fox News via msn ^ | 19 Nov 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    The Republican National Committee Monday backed comments by President Trump that were critical of retired Navy Admiral William McRaven, best known for overseeing the Navy SEAL operation that resulted in the death of Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden. In a Twitter post from its official @GOP account, the RNC noted that McRaven "was reportedly on Hillary Clinton’s short list for Vice President in 2016. "He’s been critical of President @realDonaldTrump— even dating back to the 2016 campaign," the tweet added. "He’s hardly a non-political figure."
  • JAMAL KHASHOGGI: THE MEDIA FIGHTS FOR A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PAL OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

    10/16/2018 10:36:56 PM PDT · by changedLiberal · 88 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.”
  • JAMAL KHASHOGGI: THE MEDIA FIGHTS FOR A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PAL OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

    10/15/2018 8:16:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/15/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.” The friendship endured with Jamal Khashoggi following Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan. Khashoggi credited Adel Batterjee, listed at one time as one of “the world’s foremost terrorist financiers” by the Treasury Department, with bringing him to Afghanistan to report on the fighting. ...
  • Bhutto Autobiography: Bin Laden's Son Killed Me

    02/03/2008 8:16:34 PM PST · by RDTF · 9 replies · 835+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Jan 3, 2008 | not specified
    Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto names the 16-year-old son of Usama Bin Laden as the leader of one of four gangs of “designated assassins” sent to kill her in a posthumous autobiography excerpted in The Times of London on Sunday. Bhutto, who was assassinated as she left a rally in Rawalpindi in December, revealed she was warned by both President Pervez Musharraf and a “friendly Muslim government” that Hamza Bin Laden was planning her murder. The naming of Bin Laden’s teenage son appears to bolster intelligence claims that Hamza is being groomed as a future leader of Al Qaeda....
  • Osama bin Laden's son Hamza has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. State Department

    01/05/2017 2:04:02 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 5, 2017 | reuters, Daily Mail Reporters
    Osama bin Laden's son Hamza has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. State Department Thursday the State Department announced that Hamza bin Laden has been added to its global terrorist black list Hamza, believed to be in his mid 20s, is the son of assassinated al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden - the architect of the 9/11 attacks In 2015, a senior leader of al Qaeda revealed that Hamza had joined the terrorist group's ranks Hamza has appeared in propaganda tapes for the group, calling for lone wolf attacks against the West and Saudi Arabia One of Osama bin...
  • New Threats from Al Qaeda: Inspire 17 Magazine

    08/13/2017 2:47:03 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 August 17 | Christopher Holton
    Al Qaeda has issued its latest edition of Inspire magazine, Inspire 17. The magazine is published by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, but it covers Al Qaeda operations worldwide. In particular, Inspire 17 features the emir of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abu Musab Abdel al-Wadoud. However, this latest issue of Inspire is noteworthy in that the most prominent personality in the magazine is Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden. Hamza bin Laden is emerging as a global leader of Al Qaeda and has specifically vowed to take revenge on the U.S....
  • Obama Lackey Says Brennan Was Behind bin Laden Takedown, Then SEAL Who Shot Him Fires Back

    08/16/2018 10:17:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | KARA PENDLETON
    Ben Rhodes: John Brennan was the point person for the Obama White House on the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. He knows a lot more about defending our nation than someone who uses security clearances to punish his political adversaries. Robert J. Oneill: Actually, 23 conservatives went after UBL. No offense, in case you were wondering.
  • My son, Osama: The al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

    08/03/2018 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8-3-2018 | Martin Chulov
    On the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman wearing a brightly patterned robe sits expectantly. The red hijab that covers her hair is reflected in a glass-fronted cabinet; inside, a framed photograph of her firstborn son takes pride of place between family heirlooms and valuables. A smiling, bearded figure wearing a military jacket, he features in photographs around the room: propped against the wall at her feet, resting on a mantlepiece. A supper of Saudi meze and a lemon cheesecake has been spread out on a large wooden dining table. Alia Ghanem is Osama bin Laden’s mother, and...
  • Agent Wrote Memo to Spur Screening

    05/21/2002 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 6 replies · 234+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, May 21, 2002 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI agent who wrote a pre-Sept. 11 warning about Arab students at an Arizona flight school hoped his memo would lead to screenings of Middle Easterners who came to study U.S. airport operations, according to government officials familiar with his account. Agent Kenneth Williams testified behind closed doors Tuesday to lawmakers investigating what the government knew about terrorist threats before Sept. 11. Williams believed his information might provide a significant but prospective lead about Osama bin Laden's intentions, according to lawmakers and government officials familiar with his account. But Williams wrote his memo for terrorism experts...
  • Bin Laden documents: New secrets revealed linking Qatar and al-Qaeda [Al Jazeera]

    11/03/2017 6:32:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/4/17 | Hoda Al Saleh
    The third batch of documents published by the US intelligence agency Abbottabad, Wednesday, revealed more secrets of close ties between al-Qaeda and Al Jazeera Qatari network.In a letter from Haj Osman to the Media Committee of the organization, he called for coordinating with Al Jazeera correspondent to respond to “false information” about al-Qaeda, asking to clarify through Al Jazeera many accusations perpetuated.He advised that Al Jazeera correspondent in Pakistan, Ahmed Zidan, would highlight what Arab channels claim that al-Qaeda enjoy privileges in Iran and, and to refer to Iraqi documents linking the organization to Iran, as well as arrange for...
  • Osama bin Laden porn stash will not be released

    09/12/2017 4:01:48 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 09/12/2017 | Christtine Douglass-Williams
    Michael Flynn, former chief of staff for President Donald Trump and ex-U.S. intelligence chief, revealed in 2016 that laptops seized from jihadists were filled with as much as 80 percent pornography, alongside videos of beheadings and other gruesome footage. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that the “documents retrieved from the 2011 Navy Seal raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden would be released in ‘weeks’—with the exception of one particular part of the haul, his pornography stash.” The Newsweek article below indicates that “while these documents are considered operational, his porn collection is not, and will likely remain classified.”...
  • Bin Laden’s son steps into father’s shoes as al-Qaeda attempts a comeback

    05/28/2017 8:55:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/27/2017 | Joby Warrick and Souad Mekhennet
    The voice is that of a soft-spoken 28-year-old, but the message is vintage Osama bin Laden, giving orders to kill. When the audio recording began turning up on jihadist websites two weeks ago, it was as if the dead terrorist was channeling himself through his favorite son. “Prepare diligently to inflict crippling losses on those who have disbelieved,” Hamza bin Laden, scion of the Sept. 11, 2001, mastermind, says in a thin baritone that eerily echoes his father. “Follow in the footsteps of martyrdom-seekers before you.” The recording, first aired May 13, is one in a string of recent pronouncements...
  • Who Asked Susan Rice to Unmask Those Names?

    04/03/2017 11:27:17 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 52 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | April 4, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama’s national security advisor is a liar -- and possibly a felon.Former President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice asked for the names of Trump transition officials to be unmasked and made public in raw intelligence files, according to media reports, a move apparently carried out to harm the incoming Trump administration. As recently as March 22, Rice denied knowing anything about the intelligence reports. In an appearance on “PBS Newshour,” she said pretty definitely, “I know nothing about this.” The new news reports paint Rice as a liar. The evidence we know about in the Trump-Russia saga so far...
  • Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.

    12/21/2016 1:07:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 25 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense Release No: PA-189-16 ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 | Press Operations
    The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al., Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2017. Travel originates at Andrews AFB, Maryland on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017; return flight from Guantanamo to Andrews AFB, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there...
  • Trump's National Security Picks Want to Air Obama's Iran Secrets

    11/19/2016 6:27:37 PM PST · by blueyon · 34 replies
    www.bloomberg.com ^ | 11/19/16 | Eli Lake
    For years, many Republicans and conservatives have charged that President Barack Obama was shielding embarrassing intelligence and policy details about Iran in order to support the nuclear deal reached last year. With Donald Trump's upset victory, the party of Lincoln will have an opportunity to declassify and disclose this information. While no decisions have been made, two early picks to Trump's cabinet suggest this is going to happen. Let's start with retired general Michael Flynn, the next president's choice to be national security adviser. Flynn served for two years as Obama's director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to...
  • MI5 and MI6 'cleared' over torture claims [UK -- Gitmo detainee]

    01/11/2012 10:54:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2012 Last updated at 23:00 ET | unattributed
    British spies will be cleared in a number of cases of alleged complicity in the torture of detainees abroad, the BBC understands. Scotland Yard and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are to issue a joint statement on Thursday. It follows an investigation into the conduct of officers from MI5 and MI6. Although it is expected that no charges will be brought in some cases it is understood the statement will contain other significant information. The BBC's home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw says the fact that the statement has been prepared by the DPP, together with Scotland Yard, is highly...
  • Bible banned from world famous Trinity College crest

    03/29/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 3/29/14
    Trinity College Dublin is to remove the bible from its crest, it has been there since 1592. They will also change the color scheme on the ancient crest to avoid a clash with Ryanair’s corporate image. The world famous college is set to be rebranded as ‘Trinity College, the University of Dublin’ in a strategic plan to be launched next year. The Irish Times reports that it is not only the name that will change at the university, home to the Book of Kells. Religious symbolism has also been removed from the college’s ancient crest at a cost of almost...
  • Jill Stein: I would not have assassinated bin Laden

    09/12/2016 8:12:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2016 | David Wright
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said in an interview published Sunday that she would not have ordered the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Marking the 15th anniversary of September 11 terror attacks, Stein instead told the Des Moines Register that she would have tried to bring the terror leader to trial in accordance with international law.
  • Sept 10, 2001 Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden - FLASHBACK

    09/10/2016 8:46:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Jul 31, 2014 | Jake Miller
    The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998, but he decided against launching a strike out of concern for civilian casualties. It's a startling and tragic bit of irony that remained hidden until Wednesday, when Michael Kroger, the former head of the Liberal Party in Australia, released the audio during an interview on Sky News. Mr. Clinton knew he was being recorded, but the audio was never released because Kroger said he'd...