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  • Obama: ‘ISIL Speaks for No Religion,’ Global Effort Should ‘Extract This Cancer (shortened)

    08/20/2014 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 61 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley and ISIS in a strongly worded statement to reporters moments ago, but didn’t offer specifics on how the U.S. would react policy-wise to ISIS killing Americans. “Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard. (snip) “Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages, killing...
  • Israel Warns Europe’s Diplomats—You’re Next!

    08/17/2014 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/17/14 | A.G. Benjamin
    On August 12th, a friend of ‘Coach is Right’s’ Kevin “Coach” Collins forwarded an email he had received at random from a pro-Israel advocate named A.G. Benjamin. Of interest was the fact that Benjamin had made reference to the works of Londoner Kevin O’Neil, an accomplished writer and contributor to Coach is Right. As Benjamin approved the distribution of his email, we have posted it here, along with the link to each of Kevin O’Neil’s first rate articles concerning Israel, Islam and the Middle East as they have appeared on CiR. Enjoy! By A.G. Benjamin, All you noble people arise!...
  • "Mr. President, About That Fellow On The Balcony In Mosul..."

    08/15/2014 4:22:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    First Appearance of ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (English Subtitles) So overnight the crisis on Mount Sinjar is, well, over. The president's vacation may now continue uninterrupted by videos on CNN of kids being tossed into helicopters that land briefly, are overwhelmed by a mob, and fly away with a cohort of sobbing women and children. The world's media has been dismissed by U.S. officials speaking on background to the New York Times. No more fall of Saigon analogies please! The Times' references to "the secret team of Marines and Special Operations forces [that] were already on Mount Sinjar,...
  • 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....
  • Republicans Are Trying To Trick The American People Into Supporting Another Iraq War (Huh?)

    08/11/2014 8:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” or as George W. Bush said, “fool me once…you fooled me, can’t get fooled again.” However one puts it, the proverbial definition is that after being tricked once, one should be very wary so a person cannot trick one again. Republican warmongers certainly understand they fooled Americans in 2003 and lied through their teeth to take the country to war against a sovereign nation with no connection to al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, or the terror attacks on 911. Now, they are back again lying,...
  • U.S. Must Aid Kurds And Iraqi Christians In Massive Way

    08/11/2014 5:09:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: Having ignored Iraqi pleas for air strikes in ISIL's infancy, when the terrorists could have been decimated, the administration ignores the Kurdish peshmerga plea for the same American weapons that ISIL has. Watching the modest airstrikes on ISIL forces, we are reminded of Secretary of State John Kerry's promise that any military action in Syria would be "unbelievably small." As it turned out, it was also nonexistent, and the carnage continues in the country where ISIL formed and trained under our watchful and indifferent eyes. The targeted airstrikes ordered by President Obama last week near the Kurdish...
  • Feds: Afghan doctor in Philly tied to anti-Western insurgents

    08/10/2014 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 10, 2014 | David Shortell
    Hayatullah Dawari is a former doctor in Philadelphia who treated American troops in his native Afghanistan while working with the American Red Cross, according to his lawyer. But in the eyes of the United States government, Dawari has been working with an anti-Western insurgent group in Afghanistan with ties to al Qaeda. According to court documents, Dawari has been in touch with HIG associates in Pakistan and in January was the intended recipient of a book sent from Pakistan containing a secret message glued between two pages.
  • Spectacularly Wrong

    08/10/2014 6:35:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama's Cairo Speach: A self-deluded fool gave it, a man determined to avoid confronting the enemies of mankind until an Islamic-inspired genocide required it “A greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum” The speaker had what one might imagine, given his background, a better insight into Islam, Muslims, and the Middle East than others who had preceded him. He said he was seeking “a new beginning” that was “based on mutual interests and mutual respect” because his nation and those in the Middle East shared “common principles—principles of justice and progress, tolerance and dignity of all...
  • What You Aren’t Supposed To Know About America’s Closest Ally, Qatar

    08/03/2014 9:33:35 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    TCS News ^ | August 3, 2014 | William Michael
    The Qataris, and their ruling al-Thani family, are slavers, narcotics traffickers, and financiers of international terrorism. They also happen to be America’s closest ally under Obama. When analyzing the foreign policy interventions of the Obama administration with respect to the Middle East, it is hard to reconcile their respective approaches Libya (2011) and Iraq (2014). In 2011, Obama justified the military action to remove Muammar Gaddafi on the basis of anticipated genocide by the Gaddafi regime. Speaking at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011, Obama explained “I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves...
  • Obama: U.S. 'crossed a line' and tortured after 9/11 attacks

    08/02/2014 11:29:55 AM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, CNN
    "When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were torture, we crossed a line," Obama said. "And that needs to be ... understood and accepted. And we have to, as a country, take responsibility for that so that hopefully we don't do it again in the future." In the remarks, Obama was referring to a soon-to-be-released Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 attacks. The document is a nearly 700 page summary of the full 6,800 page report...
  • Barack Obama: After 9-11, the “US Tortured Some Folks”

    08/01/2014 3:35:42 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-1-2014 | Jim Hoft
    At his press conference today Barack Obama accused the United States of torture. Obama drops drone bombs instead. In his mind, it’s more ethical. The AP reported, via Free Republic: President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, “we tortured some folks.” Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA’s interrogation techniques. A report on that investigation’s results is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Obama says it’s important to remember how horrified Americans were after 9/11. But he...
  • Bill Clinton, Hours Before 9/11 Attacks: 'I Could Have Killed' Osama bin Laden

    08/01/2014 1:06:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/1 | Dan Good
    Hours before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia about his missed chance to kill attack mastermind Osama bin Laden, according to audio released this week. Clinton was speaking at a business meeting in Melbourne when the topic turned to terrorism. “I’m just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden ... He’s a very smart guy. I spent a lot of time thinking about him. And I nearly got him once,” Clinton said in the audio, which was recorded by former Liberal Party head Michael Kroger and aired by Sky News. “I...
  • Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror

    07/30/2014 7:00:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/30/14 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    BAMAKO, Mali — The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros. The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, who had offered Europe a face-saving solution to a vexing problem.
  • Analysis: Islamic State advertises war crimes in video

    07/29/2014 2:59:58 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | July 29, 2014 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Analysis: Islamic State advertises war crimes in video By Thomas Joscelyn July 29, 2014 The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls significant territory in both Iraq and Syria, has posted an extremely brutal video. While most Muslims were celebrating the end of Islam's holy month, the Islamic State is celebrating mass executions. Warning: Some of the images below are graphic. The Long War Journal is posting these images because they highlight the depravity of the Islamic State and its followers. The Islamic State likely believes that these images will help intimate its opposition into submission and earn new...
  • Anti-Israel Protesters Block London Traffic, Wave Al Qaeda Flag

    07/29/2014 1:30:11 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 29, 2014 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A shocking video from a major traffic artery in London shows Islamist protesters blocking the route in a loud protest which included the waving of an Al Qaeda flag. The footage was taken last week in Blackwell Tunnel - a major traffic route which runs underneath the River Thames in Britain's capital city, leaving motorists temporarily trapped in the tunnel. Anti-Semitism has spiked sharply in the UK during the past few weeks, as clashes between the IDF and terrorists in Gaza prompted anti-Israel groups to mobilize en-masse. Earlier this month the Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitism in the...
  • Al Qaeda-linked Syria fighters release video purporting to show American suicide bomber

    07/26/2014 8:48:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 27, 2014 | AP
    An Al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven. The Nusra Front released the new video late Friday showing American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, with other fighters before the May 25 attack that targeted several army positions at the same time. Abu-Salha appears smiling in the video and speaks in broken Arabic. "I want to rest in the afterlife, in heaven. There is nothing here and the heart is not resting,"...
  • Al-Qaeda releases video of US suicide bomber in Syria

    07/26/2014 12:24:29 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | July 26, 2014 | AFP
    The parents of "the Florida boy" own a grocery store, with his father from Jordan and mother a convert to Islam, US newspapers reported.
  • Deadliest Ever Islamic Attack on Tunisian Army

    07/26/2014 12:09:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Larry Provost
    The past few weeks, from France to Gaza, have seen many Islamic attacks. A record for the deadliest attack in Tunisia was also set last week. Tunisia, an overwhelmingly Islamic country, is in the middle of a crackdown on Islamic terrorists who feel the current, democratic, regime is too moderate. The Tunisian Army is leading the crackdown and 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed last in that country while 20 more soldiers were wounded; the worst terrorist attack ever seen on Tunisia’s army. The attack which took place at two checkpoints near the Algerian border, was not atypical of Islamic attacks...
  • Official: Terrorists in Syria Now As Dangerous to US As Those in Yemen

    07/24/2014 5:44:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | James Gordon Meek and Rhonda Schwartz
    Syria has risen as a top threat to the U.S. homeland that rivals Yemen's al Qaeda affiliate known for its innovative bombs successfully smuggled aboard airplanes, a top Pentagon official said on Thursday. "Syria is probably the number one threat -- or, with... threats out of Yemen -- to the American homeland right now and elsewhere in the west," said Michael Vickers, the Pentagon’s Under Secretary for Defense Intelligence. In answer to a question by moderator Brian Ross of ABC News at a panel at the Aspen Security Forum, an annual gathering of national security veterans, Vickers, himself a former...
  • Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11

    07/24/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    ASPEN, Colo.—Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday. “We’re in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the Justice Department.
  • Reston, VA Woman Among 3 Arrested for Funding Terrorist Group

    07/23/2014 12:17:51 PM PDT · by cocomac · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/14
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - A Reston, Virginia resident is among three that have been arrested for funding an overseas terrorist group that partners with al-Qa'ida, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The suspects are accused of providing material support including money to al-Shabaab, a "designated foreign terrorist organization that is conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia," DOJ officials said in a statement. In addition to the three arrested, officials said there are two more suspects being sought in Kenya and Somalia. Officials on Wednesday arrested Muna Osman Jama, 34, in her home in Reston. Also arrested were Hinda...
  • ISIS targeting Christians: “The West must step in now… or we will be wiped out.”

    07/21/2014 5:26:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/21/2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    How grim is you life?  We watch in horror as Christians in Iraq are being persecuted, driven, hunted by Islamic terrorists.  The Religion of Peace… right? ‘Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil [in Kurdistan]. For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians’Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako From the Daily Mail: Thousands of Iraqi Christians pour out of Mosul after ISIS jihadis give them deadline to convert, pay or face deathThousands of Iraqi Christians today poured out of Mosul after ISIS jihadis gave them an ultimatum – convert, pay or face...
  • Calgary mom targeted by jihadist blogger after her radicalized son killed in Syria

    07/21/2014 10:46:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | July 21, 2014 | Reid Southwick
    Chris Boudreau has been reeling for months after learning her son died fighting with a terrorist group overseas. Now, a self-proclaimed jihadist is urging the Calgary mother to embrace an extremist ideology she suspects was used to brainwash her son. On his blog, Abu Dujana al-Muhajir claims he was among a group of young men who left Calgary to join “various fronts of Jihad” after forming a study group at a downtown mosque. Damian Clairmont, Boudreau’s son who was also part of the group, was later killed during rebel infighting in Syria. Clairmont’s death devastated and confounded his mother, who...
  • Nailed it! This People’s Cube art ‘needs to be on billboards all over America’ [pic]

    07/14/2014 5:43:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/14/14 | Twitchy staff
    The times, they are a-changin’. Our friends at The People’s Cube show us just how much:
  • Holder Voices ‘Extreme Concern’ About Terrorist Bomb Makers

    07/13/2014 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2014 | BRIAN KNOWLTON
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. expressed “extreme, extreme concern” on Sunday over reports that bomb makers from Yemen responsible for the 2009 underwear-bomb plot are now in Syria cooperating with foreign militants there, possibly to develop new, nearly undetectable explosive devices. Asked on Sunday whether that threat was a “clear and present danger,” Mr. Holder responded: “I think it is. In some ways, it’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general.”
  • Does Obama Believe in Terrorism?

    07/13/2014 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    I've been caught asking myself the same question many times this week. "Does our President believe in terrorism?" No, I'm not asking if he personally believes in the use of terrorism, or the ideology of terrorism, or the effectiveness of the weapon of terrorism. Some of my critics are already condemning me for not asking that question from the start. And as well intentioned as some are who would hold those positions, I feel a need to break things down into even more succinct pieces. Does President Obama believe in terrorism's existence and imminence in the days we live this...
  • Terror plot targeting Eiffel Tower, Louvre foiled, French police say

    07/10/2014 8:15:46 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Fox News
    French authorities say they foiled an Islamic terrorist plot reportedly targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant last year. The revelation comes as the country unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad, The Telegraph reported. French authorities revealed they arrested a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in southern France June 2013, after they found coded messages between him and a high-ranking Al Qaeda member discussing how “to conduct jihad in the place you are currently,” according to Le Parisien....
  • Photo Shows Bergdahl Smiling w/Top Taliban/Al Qaeda Commander

    07/10/2014 7:33:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/10/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    To understand how bad this chummy photo is, you have to understand how bad Badruddin Haqqani is. The Haqqani Network has done the most damage to the US in Afghanistan and Badruddin Haqqani was one of three brothers running it.He was declared a terrorist and targeted by a drone strike. The Haqqani Network is something between Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Its Al Qaeda links have made it much deadlier than the ordinary Taliban and with Al Qaeda hardly present in Afghanistan even toward the end of Bush’s term, the Haqqani Network is the next best thing to it.It...
  • Islamist plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled, say French police

    07/09/2014 12:38:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 9, 2014 | Henry Samuel
    France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as Ali M, and one of the highest-ranking members in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM. According to Le Parisien newspaper, in April last year, the married father of two who went by the pseudonym Abu Jaji was asked by his AQIM contact, whose web...
  • After the Fall

    07/08/2014 6:31:56 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 28 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | July 8, 2014 | William Michael
    What will be left, post-stock market crash, post-Obama, post-Arab Spring? These are timely questions to consider. This conclusion is meant to say what could happen, not what is inevitable. Socially, the United States is a country that is divided as ever, with very little faith in government and its leaders. Due to a long and purposeful depression, a new generation will emerge that is out of touch with American values, does not understand nor support capitalism, and is comfortable with gangs entering popular culture and the lives of the former middle class. Politically, the establishment wings of both Democrat and...
  • Iraqi Isis Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'Severely Injured and Flees to Syria'

    07/05/2014 6:17:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Sunni militant outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), is said to have been severely injured in the raging battle forcing him to flee to neighbouring Syria. According to a report in the Iraqi news network Al Sumaria, the insurgent leader was injured during a raid led by Iraq's Shiite-led security forces in the west of Anbar. "The Iraqi security forces carried out an operation in the city of Qaim on the border with Syria based on accurate intelligence and with the help of the Air Force where the leader of...
  • ‘White Widow’ of London bomber remarried into family tied to notorious Al-Qaeda commander

    07/03/2014 4:15:48 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    National Post ^ | June 29, 2014
    ‘White Widow’ of London bomber remarried into family tied to notorious Al-Qaeda commander In this handout photo provided by Interpol, is a picture of Samantha Lewthwaite on September 26, 2013 in London, England. Interpol via Getty Images In this handout photo provided by Interpol, is a picture of Samantha Lewthwaite on September 26, 2013 in London, England. Samantha Lewthwaite, the “White Widow” of one of the London July 7 bombers, later married into a Kenyan family connected to one of Al-Qaeda’s most notorious commanders in East Africa, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Interpol via Getty Images) Interpol via Getty Images)...
  • Does the government expect another al-Qaeda attack?

    07/04/2014 5:53:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2014 | Rick Moran
    <p>The administration appears to be significantly worried about another attack from al-Qaeda that would target passenger planes flying to the US from overseas.</p> <p>France has become the latest country to increase airport security in line with a request from Washington to enhance screening for flights to the US.</p>
  • They Lost China, and Iran, and Iraq, and Libya, and Afghanistan and Pakistan and...

    07/02/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | John Ransom
    A victory beyond the wildest dreams of Osama bin Laden is within reach of fighters from ISIL, a group of which he would likely approve regardless of what current Al Qaeda leadership says about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. And it's all Obama's fault. “Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday,” reports the Hindustan Times, “after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.” The caliphate claims worldwide authority over all Muslims, and...
  • Obama adviser reasserts U.S. is 'Islamic country'-also touts rise of 'Caliphate' (Traitors)

    06/30/2014 5:12:13 PM PDT · by equalator · 60 replies
    WND ^ | 6-29-3013 | Drew Zahn
    “I said America was an Islamic country not a Muslim country. Pls study up on the difference b4 attacking me.” Elibiary penned an op-ed stating that everyone should read Sayyid Qutb, a man widely seen as the founder of radical Islamic groups like al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood. Elibiary wrote, “I’d recommend everyone read Qutb, but read him with an eye to improving America not just to be jealous with malice in our hearts.”
  • “Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!” Or vice versa.

    07/01/2014 5:23:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-1-2014 | MOTUS
     *Actual Results May VaryEven as bumper sticker slogans go, it was a bit dubious from the start. Now it looks like it was actually the other way around.The claim seemed bogus from the moment the angry mob in Cairo chanted “Obama! Obama! There are still a billion Osamas!” right up through this month’s resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq.And as far as GM goes, it appears that rumors of its survival may have been exaggerated as well. Despite life support efforts that included the removal of crushing debt from its books and infusions of billions in special future tax breaks,...
  • 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
  • If We Want to Beat Al Qaeda, We Have to Stop Arming It

    06/30/2014 8:44:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s call for $500 million to arm and train Syrian Jihadist fighters couldn’t have possibly come at a more inappropriate time as Al Qaeda in Iraq menaces both countries. It wasn’t the Iraq War that made the Al Qaeda affiliate so dangerous. In 2008 it specialized in suicide bombings. It wasn’t marching on Baghdad with an army behind it.The Arab Spring destabilized the region while money, weapons and recruits poured into Libya and Syria. Obama’s regime change war in Libya led not only to the takeover of entire Libyan cities by Al Qaeda, culminating in the murder of four Americans...
  • ISIS Risks Everything to Declare a Caliphate

    06/29/2014 9:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 29, 2014 | J.M. Berger
    After months of gaining territory, weapons, and cash, ISIS is putting its global credibility on the line in a play that could backfire spectacularly. On Sunday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, or ISIL, if you must) pronounced the reformation of the caliphate—the historical Islamic state that once stretched over much of the modern-day Muslim world—with ISIS emir Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as the man in charge. It’s arguably the boldest move yet by the group, which renamed itself simply The Islamic State. But if ISIS isn’t careful, this could be the moment when all of its...
  • Shoebat: Our aiding and abetting the Free Syrian Army (and Benghazi video connection to Obama)

    06/28/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | June 27, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Walid Shoebat says that quagmire that is going on in Iraq is just going to increase and there isn’t much America can do about it at this point. But when it comes to what started this quagmire in Iraq, Walid blames the US for ‘aiding and abetting’ the Free Syrian Army in Syria, which we all know is a terrorist group: We’re indirectly aiding and abetting an Al-Qaeda like operation, when it comes to Syria, and that’s what started the quagmire. Our aiding and abetting the Free Syrian Army — which is a terrorist group and we’ve been showing this...
  • Texas man pleads guilty to aiding overseas terrorists, preparing for jihad

    06/27/2014 9:01:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/27/2014 | Jazmine Ulloa
    Less than two weeks after his arrest at a Houston airport, a 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday in Austin, Texas, to aiding overseas terrorists, admitting he had planned to join an al-Qaida offshoot gaining force in Syria. Michael Todd Wolfe, a Houston native who authorities say lived in the Austin area, obtained a passport, went through physical training and practiced military maneuvers to prepare to engage in violent jihad, investigators said. He now faces up to 15 years in prison, though no sentencing date has been set. Federal court records show Wolfe had been communicating with an undercover investigator who...
  • Saudi Arabia's Armed Forces on High Alert as ISIS Approaches

    06/27/2014 9:01:26 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 28 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 6-27-14 | NA
    Saudi reconnaissance planes have found ISIS terrorists heading for the Saudi border, aiming to seize control of the Iraqi-Saudi border crossing at Ar Ar
  • The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaida Really Wants (FLASHBACK; 2005)

    06/24/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    If there is anyone who might possibly have an inkling as to what al-Qaida are up to, it is the Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein. He has not only spent time in prison with al-Zarqawi, but has also managed make contact with many of the network's leaders. Based on correspondence with these sources, he has now brought out a book detailing the organization's master plan.
  • GABRIEL: ISIS is a threat beyond Iraq, with Shariah as worldwide aim

    06/26/2014 6:18:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2014 | Brigitte Gabriel
    There is a great deal of confusion and ignorance about the jihadist organization ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) which has been waging a terror campaign in those two nations for some time now, culminating most recently in the seizure of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. ... ISIS has a specific goal in mind and that is the formation of an Islamic state ruled by Shariah. This is very important to understand because this is a common goal of all the major jihadist organizations across the world. It is shared by al Qaeda, Hamas, Lashkar e Taiba, Abu Sayyef,...
  • Bill Clinton: If not for the U.S. invasion, none of what’s in Iraq right now would be happening

    06/26/2014 5:24:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, an easy lay-up here for a guy who (a) warned the world about Saddam’s WMD threat more than once as president, (b) cautiously declined to take a firm position against the war at the time, and (c) is of course married to someone who cast a vote in the Senate to invade.But never mind that. This is an interesting counterfactual: What would have happened to Iraq during the Arab Spring and Syrian uprising if Saddam had endured? Clinton implicitly assumes that ISIS advancing on Baghdad is the worst possible outcome of the past 10 years, which is...
  • LT COL PETERS: OBAMA ALLOWING A CALIPHATE TERROR STATE TO FORM IS GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT

    06/25/2014 10:06:50 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 78 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/25/14 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," Fox News Channel military analyst Ret. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said it would be grounds for impeachment if President Barack Obama allowed ISIS to create the first modern Islamist Caliphate state that would be used as a terrorism safe haven and planning ground. "If Obama allows the worlds first pure terror state to emerge on his watch, my God, if that's not grounds for impeachment I don't know what is," Peters said. "This is a real threat to the United States"
  • Turkey’s High-Risk Power Play

    06/25/2014 5:34:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. For most Westerners, Turkey is a hard nut to crack. How can you understand a state sponsor of terrorism that is also a member of NATO? How can you explain Turkey’s facilitation of Kurdish independence in Iraq in light of Turkey’s hundred-year opposition to Kurdish independence? What is Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyep Erdogan trying to accomplish here? Is he nuts? On the terrorism support front, today Turkey vies with Iran for the title of leading state sponsor of terrorism. First there is Hamas. Last week an Israeli security official told the media that...
  • ISIL hell-bent on creating Islamic state to be launchpad for attacks on U.S.

    06/25/2014 1:28:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    The al Qaeda-linked army now conquering territory in Syria and Iraq ultimately wants its emerging Islamic state to be a launching pad for attacking the U.S. homeland, says a new congressional report. Four analysts at the Congressional Research Service made that assessment, citing intelligence reports and the words of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The CRS report, delivered to members of Congress, makes the point that ISIL is a well-organized, well-funded terrorist group with definite goals to take territory and kill people it considers nonbelievers. “Several leading representatives of the...
  • If Qatar Says So

    06/23/2014 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | June 19, 2014 | Randall
    What’s the difference between Iraq today and Libya in 2011? Qatar, the tiny Gulf state sponsor of terror, was for intervention in Libya, but is against intervention in Iraq. In Libya, Obama preemptively ordered NATO airstrikes on the forces of Muammar Gaddafi, allegedly to prevent genocide. Obama explained this reasoning in a speech on March 28, 2011, saying that he acted to stop a massacre that would have “stained the conscience of the world.” Obama continued, “I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.” In Iraq today, we have photos and videos of...
  • Al Qaeda suspect planned to kill returning US troops in upstate NY

    06/20/2014 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | June 19, 2014 | By Benjamin Weinthal
    FBI agents working with the agency's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested a suspected al Qaeda supporter in late May for plotting to kill newly returning American soldiers in the greater Rochester area. The media first reported on the foiled terrorist plot in early June. The suspect, Mufid A. Elfgeeh, a US citizen who was born in Yemen, had written on his Twitter feed: "al Qaeda said it loud and clear, we are fighting the American invasion and their hegemony over the earth and people." According to Time Warner Cable Buffalo, Elfgeeh used his Twitter micro-blog to promote funds for "jihadists...