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  • Is Donald Trump right about military tribunals?

    01/14/2018 7:17:58 AM PST · by MNDude · 13 replies
    Donald Trump has come under fire for recommending US citizens accused of terrorism be prosecuted before military tribunals. But despite the criticism, Trump's concerns are not only merited -- they are, in fact, within the bounds of the law. In November of 2010, Ahmed Ghailani, an al Qaeda terrorist who bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people, received a "near-total acquittal," in the words of former Justice Department official John Yoo. Ghailani, in this case a non-citizen, was convicted of just one count of conspiracy, receiving an acquittal on 284 of 285 charges. The odd verdict was...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • Assad replaces top Syrian brass after losing military base to US- and al-Qaeda-backed fighters

    01/01/2018 6:58:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    SCMP ^ | 01 January, 2018
    Assad replaces top Syrian brass after losing military base to US- and al-Qaeda-backed fighters PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 January, 2018, 11:01pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 January, 2018, 4:20am President Bashar al-Assad reshuffled his government on Monday by replacing the ministers of defence, information and industry, while heavy fighting erupted between the military and insurgents near the capital of Damascus. State news agency SANA did not give a reason for the government reshuffle, which comes after two years of gaining ground with the help of Iran-backed fighters under the cover of Russian air strikes.
  • Syria: Deadly feud rips through Al Qaeda's leadership as terrorist group takes more 'moderate' line

    12/27/2017 7:27:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | 2017-12-23 | Tracey Shelton
    Syria: Deadly feud rips through Al Qaeda's leadership as terrorist group takes more 'moderate' line A deadly feud is ripping through Al Qaeda's leadership in Syria as the once-feared terror group looks to position itself as a "moderate" alternative to the disintegrating so-called Islamic State and President Bashar Al-Assad's regime forces A group of Al Qaeda-linked factions that hold the province of Idlib are on the brink of all-out war, with a series of assassinations and detentions of high-profile leaders. The bloody feud pits hardline foreign fighters loyal to Al Qaeda's leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, against more moderate Syrian members loyal...
  • How Obama manipulated sensitive secret intelligence for political gain

    12/22/2017 7:25:47 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | December 21, 2017 | Guy Taylor and Dan Boyla
    For years, a clandestine U.S. intelligence team had tracked a man they knew was high in the leadership of al Qaeda — an operative some believed had a hand in plotting the gruesome 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers. Their pursuit was personal, and by early 2014 the agency had the target under tight drone surveillance. “We literally had a bead on this guy’s head and just needed authorization from Washington to pull the trigger,” said the source. Then something unexpected happened. While agents waited for the green light, the al Qaeda operative’s name, as well...
  • How Obama manipulated sensitive secret intelligence for political gain

    12/21/2017 3:39:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2017 | Guy Taylor, Dan Boylan
    They wanted him dead. For years, a clandestine U.S. intelligence team had tracked a man they knew was high in the leadership of al Qaeda — an operative some believed had a hand in plotting the gruesome 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers. Their pursuit was personal, and by early 2014, according to a source directly involved in the operation, the agency had the target under tight drone surveillance. “We literally had a bead on this guy’s head and just needed authorization from Washington to pull the trigger,” said the source. Then something unexpected happened. While...
  • Iraq hangs 38 members of ISIS and Al-Qaeda

    12/15/2017 12:21:43 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/17 | Ben Ariel
    Iraq on Thursday hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offenses, provincial authorities said, according to the AFP news agency. The executions took place the southern city of Nasiriyah. It was the largest number of executions in Iraq on a single day since September 25, when 42 people were put to death in the same prison. "The prison administration executed on Thursday in the presence of Justice Minister Haidar al-Zameli, in Nasiriyah prison, 38 death row prisoners belonging to Al-Qaeda or Daesh (ISIS) accused of terrorist activities," said Dakhel Kazem, a senior official...
  • CAIR and Muslim Groups to Hold HUGE RALLY in Washington DC to Protest Trump’s...

    12/14/2017 7:59:40 AM PST · by yoe · 67 replies
    Truth Uncensored ^ | December 13, 2017 | By Lauren Richardson
    ...Jerusalem MoveLeave it to CAIR, who is one of 82 groups from around the world that was (designated) as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, placing it in the company of Al Qaeda and ISIS – to organize a protest against President Donald Trump.
  • 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's Daughter Set Free from Iran

    03/25/2010 3:25:28 PM PDT · by hennie pennie · 7 replies · 390+ views
    CBS News Mobile Edition ^ | March 23, 2010 | CBS News Staff
    A teenage daughter of Osama bin Laden has been released from Iran after living under house arrest there since her family fled Afghanistan in 2001, her brother says.Iman bin Laden, 18, is now living in Syria with her mother, according to the girl's brother, Omar, and his wife, Zaina Alsabah.The couple spoke to The Associated Press by telephone from Britain.Alsabah said she had spoken on the phone with Iman, who is "healthy and settling in."Many of Osama bin Laden's children escaped to Iran following the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. They lived in a compound under Iranian guard after authorities...
  • REVEALED: Bin Laden daughter’s letter addressed to Khamenei

    11/05/2017 4:53:49 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A lArabiya ^ | Nov, 2, 2017
    Among the documents related to former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, released by the CIA, is a letter reportedly sent by his daughter Eman to Iranian leader Ali Khamenei. (excerpt) Another document, sent by al-Haj Osman (as he called himself) to Maulawi Azmari, a prominent al-Qaeda leader, sheds light on Iran’s support for al-Qaeda operatives. This finds mention in Bin Laden’s correspondence and reveals his role as the link between Iranian intelligence and al-Qaeda. In the letter, Osman mentions the details of the return of some elements of the organization to Iran to collect funds and fighters and to communicate...
  • 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...
  • What Team Obama didn’t want you to know about the al Qaeda-Iran alliance

    11/02/2017 10:21:21 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 2, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo has just released hundreds of thousands of documents, long withheld by the Obama administration, that were seized in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. There are no surprise revelations — but they more fully document the years-long extensive cooperation between al Qaeda and Iran that was still ongoing when bin Laden met his end. And that raises even more disturbing questions about the nuclear deal Team Obama cut — and the real reason these documents weren’t disclosed until now. Particularly a 19-page assessment by a senior jihadist of the Qaeda-Tehran ties: how Iran supplied...
  • CIA RELEASES OSAMA TREASURE TROVE-Documents contradict Obama narrative on al Qaeda and Iran

    11/03/2017 6:35:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    The CIA released on Wednesday approximately 470,000 files of materials from the trove recovered during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The materials include internal documents, practice reels for public speeches, audio correspondence, and imagery gathered or generated by al Qaeda for a variety of purposes. "Today’s release of recovered al-Qaeda letters, videos, audio files and other materials provides the opportunity for the American people to gain further insights into the plans and workings of this terrorist organization," said CIA Director Mike Pompeo. "CIA will continue to seek opportunities to share information with the...
  • AntiFa Terrorists in League with ISIS and Al Qaeda

    11/02/2017 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Turn the game off and tune in. Your country is being set up for a revolution The violent left wing revolutionaries who identify themselves as AntiFa are announcing to the world that they plan on staging a major attack on American democracy beginning Saturday, November 4th. These brutish thugs have attempted to terrorize the American people since last year’s presidential campaign. They staged violent protests at many Trump campaign events. In Chicago one event had to be cancelledbecause the police could not guarantee Mr. Trump’s safety. If you noticed, none of Hillary’s campaign events were attacked by the supporters of...
  • 'A communist paradise': CPI(M) in Kerala comes in for lavish praise in Washington Post article

    10/30/2017 12:04:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, October 30, 2017 | Press Trust of India
    The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala has come in for praise in an article in 'The Washington Post', one of the prominent American newspapers, for the "achievements" of the state under its rule. "A small state in India offers a place for a communist to dream," said the front page article titled "A communist success" in the newspaper's October 29 edition. It spoke of the communist party's journey in the southern state and devoted an entire central page to contributions of the Left party in Kerala. "In a small Indian state, the party of Marx may have done too well for...
  • US Antifa and other Leftist groups met in Germany with al-Qaeda and ISIS to plot Trump’s destruction

    10/30/2017 12:06:23 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 29, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    These hard-Leftist groups, although they claim to be against fascism, are fascist to the core, wanting to shut down, violently if necessary, anyone who disagrees with them. They claim to be against hate, but are more hateful than anyone, and so they see natural allies in al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Both hate the West, both hate the U.S., both hate the Judeo-Christian tradition, so they see each other as kindred spirits. *snip* A secret FBI investigation of the violent ‘resistance’ movement on college campuses against President Trump has led to an alarming discovery—the collusion between American anarchists and foreign...
  • Supreme Court won't take case of alleged USS Cole mastermind

    10/16/2017 5:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 9:40 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors should face a trial by a military commission. The court on Monday declined to take up the case of Saudi national Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri had sought to challenge the authority of a military commission in Guantánamo Bay hearing his case. But an appeals court ruled last year that al-Nashiri’s challenge would have to wait until after his trial. …
  • Death toll from truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital

    10/15/2017 4:18:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 10/15/17 | Helen Nianias
    Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capitalThe death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history. Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were wounded. "This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical...
  • Leaders of Swiss Islamic organization face criminal charges

    09/21/2017 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 21 September 2017 11:01 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    Swiss federal prosecutors have brought charges against leading members of the country’s largest Islamic organization in a criminal probe into jihadist propaganda. Swiss media reported on Thursday that the president and two members of the governing board of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) had been charged with violating the ban on groups including Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS). The three were named as Nicolas Blancho, ICCS president, Naim Cherni, and Qaasim Illi. In a statement, the office of Switzerland’s attorney general accused the ICCS of making videos in Syria between September and October 2015 featuring a leading member...