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  • Trump drone strike OBLITERATES Al Qaeda terror tyrant who killed US military personnel

    03/25/2017 10:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | March 26, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    The Pentagon has revealed a US air strike in Afghanistan earlier in the week killed al Qaeda militant Qari Yasin, a well known figure in the Pakistani Taliban. Along with plotting an attack which killed two military personnel, Yasin was believed to have been the mastermind behind a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said: “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice.” Yasin was believed to have been responsible for a 2008 bombing on a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan,...
  • U.S. Raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen Led to Laptop Ban on Flights, Officials Say

    03/21/2017 8:18:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 21, 2017 | JANA WINTER, CLIVE IRVING
    Three intelligence sources told The Daily Beast that the ban on carry-on electronics aboard U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East was the result of information seized during a U.S. raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen in January. The United Kingdom joined the U.S. ban Tuesday. Information from the raid shows al Qaeda's successful development of compact, battery bombs that fit inside laptops or other devices believed to be strong enough to bring down an aircraft, the sources said. The battery bombs would need to be manually triggered, a source explained, which is why the...
  • Trump Administration Kills GITMO Detainee Released by Barack Obama

    03/16/2017 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/06/2017 | Justin Holcomb
    An airstrike authorized by the Trump administration against an al Queda outpost in Yemen has killed a former detainee from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who was released in 2009."We can confirm the death of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Yasir al Silmi," said Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.This means that President Donald Trump has killed a foreign combatant that was released under the authority of Barack Obama. . .
  • Jihadists launch multiple suicide bombings in Libya

    10/03/2014 8:11:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 10/3/2014 | Caleb Weiss
    The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council has taken responsibility for a series of suicide bombings in and around the restive city of Benghazi yesterday that targeted forces loyal to former Libyan general Khalifa Hiftar. The attacks killed dozens of Libyan soldiers at the Benina International Airport and four more in a separate attack on a checkpoint in Qubah, east of Benghazi. Al Arabiya reported that "two cars loaded with explosives targeted a military checkpoint near Benina International Airport in Benghazi." According to Al Jazeera, the airport houses "heavy weaponry" which the militants are fighting to obtain. Al Jazeera also claims that...
  • "Useless" Yemen Raid Gave Us Names of Al Qaeda Terrorists in the West

    03/03/2017 10:16:04 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Front Page ^ | March 3, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember that "worthless" Yemen raid that produced "no actionable intelligence" and was a complete "failure". Aside from yielding the numbers of hundreds of Al Qaeda terrorists. Including some in the West. Several US officials told CNN Thursday that the US is now taking action to locate and monitor hundreds of people or "contacts" found as part the intelligence retrieved during the deadly raid last month in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Some of these people are believed to be in the West, but not in the United States
  • Deputy al Qaeda leader killed In Syria

    02/27/2017 9:29:37 PM PST · by gandalftb · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | February 27, 2017 | Hamdi Alkhshali and Barbara Starr
    Abu al Khayr al-Masri, the No. 2 man for al Qaeda behind leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been killed by a missile strike in Idlib, Syria, according to multiple sources. Two US officials said al-Masri was killed in an attack directed by the US intelligence community. Abdallah al-Muhaysini, a senior member of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, acknowledged the death in a eulogy posted on his official Telegram channel.
  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • America Is Safer, in Less Than a Month

    02/18/2017 7:11:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | Robert E. Heiler
    Consider this: What can we predict about the immediate political fallout if a substantial jihadist attack on American soil were to happen tomorrow? Answer: As we saw following 9/11, the visceral response is to rally around the flag; to see clearly the truth that despite our diverse spectrum of interests and opinions, there is much more connecting us than separating us. But the partisanship of the moment would profoundly affect the internal contours of that response. For starters, the response of President Donald Trump would mostly likely be predictable, somewhat juvenile, and entirely correct: “I told you so.” It is...
  • Pak is Al Qaeda's 'home': US lawmakers

    02/16/2017 11:15:49 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Lalit K Jha
    Al Qaeda has used America's 'preoccupation' with the Islamic State to regain strength in South Asia and preparing to spread its ideology in India from its 'home' in western Pakistan, top United States lawmakers have warned. "Al Qaeda has never changed, and it still sees itself in what it conceives as an existential struggle against the West and against the United States in particular," Bruce Hoffman, Director Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, told members of the House Armed Services Committee. "I think that it's taken advantage of our preoccupation with ISIS (Islamic State) to rebuild its strength, particularly...
  • Charity Islamic Relief USA: strong ties to terrorism and US refugees

    06/10/2015 3:09:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 6/8/15 | Alessandra Gennarelli
    The largest U.S. Muslim Charity, which has been linked to terrorism finance, is now playing a role in helping to settle refugees from terror torn Syria. Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is an affiliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), the largest international Islamic charity in the world, with a $240 million operating budget, nearly 300 employees, chapters in more than 12 countries with their own multi-billion dollar budgets, and operations in over 30 countries, all based in Birmingham, England.IRUSA specializes in refugee assistance and has a history of working with the United Nations and specifically the United Nations Relief and Works...
  • Alleged 9/11 Plotter Blasts Obama in Letter From Guantanamo

    02/09/2017 2:23:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 9 February 2017
    The man who says he was the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack seeks to justify the plot as a “natural reaction” to US foreign policy in a blistering letter sent to then President Barack Obama from the Guantanamo prison. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, one of five Guantanamo prisoners facing trial by military commission for their alleged roles in the hijacking plot, also writes in the letter released Wednesday that it does not matter to him if he receives a life sentence or the death penalty from the tribunal. “If your court sentences me to life in prison, I will...
  • The president takes on ISIS

    02/11/2017 8:25:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Readers' Forum In his Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 2017, President Trump said: "We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth." Then, on Jan. 28, President Trump issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum, directing the Secretary of Defense, and other officials in his administration, to develop, within 30 days, a comprehensive strategy and plans to defeat ISIS. Relevant in this context, is the following new book published in December 2016: "The Muhammad Code: How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS,...
  • Narco-Terrorism on the U.S-Mexico Border

    02/03/2017 7:56:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2017 | Janet Levy
    President Trump's first steps to secure the U.S. borders as he promised during his run for the presidency have been greeted by protest, demonstrations, and outrage. Yet the record has been clear for years that our country is at grave risk, not only from those who cross our porous borders to do us harm, but also from those who have turned a blind eye and refuse to see what has been occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border. In August 2014, Judicial Watch (J.W.) broke the story that Islamic terrorist groups, including ISIS and al-Qaeda, were operating in the Mexican border city,...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US (Bowling-Green)

    02/03/2017 8:04:55 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek and Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. Both pleaded guilty to terror-connected charges after trying to acquire heavy weapons while in America’s heartland. The 2013 ABC News investigation also revealed that several dozen other suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some who were believed to have targeted U.S. troops, may...
  • Al Qaeda was ready and waiting for the SEALs on Trump's first raid

    02/02/2017 3:14:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/02/2017 | Adam Linehan, Task & Purpose
    The SEAL Team 6 raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens was declared a success by President Donald Trump, who praised Owens and his fellow commandos, three of whom were wounded, for "killing 14 [Qaeda] members" and "capturing important intelligence that will assist the US in preventing terrorism." But as more details of the weekend covert counterterrorism operation emerge, it's evident that the mission didn't go according to plan. US Central Command has now acknowledged that the raid resulted in civilian casualties, saying in a statement that an investigating team had...
  • SEALs Knew ‘They Were Screwed From Beginning’ In Fatal Yemen Raid, Went Into Battle Anyway

    02/02/2017 7:57:01 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/2/2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    U.S. Navy SEALs knew al-Qaida terrorists were alerted to their impending raid deep inside Yemen Saturday, but continued the operation anyway. U.S. officials say they are unsure how the terrorist group figured out the upcoming raid. Local tribal elders speculated that the group was suspicious because U.S. drones were flying lower than normal, and emitting audible engine noise. As the terrorists prepared for the SEALs’ arrival, the U.S. intercepted their communications. The SEALs were a mere five miles away and chose to press on, despite knowing it would be a bloody firefight. “They kind of knew they were screwed from...
  • Congresswoman Exposes Damning Truth After Visit To Syria: “There Are No Moderate Rebels”

    01/31/2017 4:13:44 AM PST · by gaggs · 21 replies
    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic Representative from Hawaii, recently visited Syria in secret for four days and returned to the U.S. with a message based on what she saw. “[The Syrian people] expressed happiness and joy at seeing an American walking through their streets. But they also asked why the U.S. and its allies are providing support and arms to terrorist groups like al-Nusra, al-Qaida or al-Sham, ISIS who are on the ground there, raping, kidnapping, torturing and killing the Syrian people.”
  • Navy SEAL killed in al-Qaeda raid is identified

    01/30/2017 5:35:18 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | anuary 30 at 7:53 PM | Thomas Gibbons-Neff J
    Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill., died after he was wounded during a nighttime raid on an al-Qaeda-held village in southwestern Yemen on Saturday.
  • Commando dies in U.S. raid in Yemen, first military op OK'd by Trump

    01/29/2017 12:09:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 29, 2017 | Mohammed Ghobari and Phil Stewart
    A U.S. commando died and three others were wounded a deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen on Sunday, which was the first military operation authorized by U.S. President Donald Trump. The U.S. military said 14 militants died in the attack on a powerful al Qaeda branch that has been a frequent target of U.S. drone strikes. Medics at the scene, however, said around 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed.
  • 2016 Numbers Are In=> 2,474 Deadly Islamist Attacks with 21,237 Dead Bodies

    01/07/2017 2:42:47 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 6, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Numbers are in and it was another wild and crazy year of Islamic killings. ISIS found a creative way to kill gays recently.The Religion of Peace – a nonpartisan website that tracks the violence and dysfunction in the world of Islam – released its year end numbers this week for 2016.In 2016 there were at least 2,474 deadly Islamic terror attacks in 61 countries that claimed over 21,237 lives. Other world religions accounted for about four. Fifty people were shot dead by Islamist Omar Mateen at the Pulse gay nightclub last June. 87 people were murdered by an Islamist...
  • When "Peace" Means Capitulation to Islam

    01/08/2017 9:23:58 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 8/1/17 | Giulio Meotti
    What inspired al-Qaeda to attack the United States, according to one of the terrorists, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), who helped plan 9/11? The American psychologist, James E. Mitchell, who crafted the interrogation program that helped stop terrorist attacks and saved countless lives after 9/11, just published a book, Enhanced Interrogation. In it, KSM is quoted as saying that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as it had to the 1983 bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut -- the United States "turned tail and ran." In the end, KSM told Mitchell: "We will win because Americans...
  • Anbar Province and the Iraq Study Group Report

    12/22/2006 6:10:38 PM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 505+ views
    The Fourth Rail ^ | 12/22/06 | Bill Roggio
    Anbar Province and the Iraq Study Group Report Iraqi Politicians and Tribal Sheihks are concerned about the implications of the Iraq Study Group report The release of the Iraq Study Group report, a 79 point plan to address Iraq, created by a blue ribbon panel lead by former Secretary of State James Baker and Representative Lee Hamilton, has implications far beyond domestic U.S. politics. I've been asked numerous times how this report has effected the U.S. troops serving in Iraq. The answer is very little. Most shrug their shoulders at the news reports, and haven't had time to digest the...
  • Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS…

    01/01/2017 8:17:30 PM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 210 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 1, 2017 | sundance
    There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing. A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion.(snip) This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama. It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans. What the recording reveals is substantive: ♦ First, only regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary...
  • Terror group linked to Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for slaying of Russian ambassador

    12/21/2016 5:17:38 PM PST · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 December 2016
    An al-Qaeda linked terror group has claimed responsibility for the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, it was reported. A statement released by the Syria based al-Nusra front hails the killer, off duty policeman Mevlut Altintas, as a martyr who sought 'revenge for the women, children and elderly killed in Aleppo'. Altintas recited a poem associated with al-Nusra fighters and yelled, 'Don't forget Aleppo', before gunning down Andrei Karlov at the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara.
  • 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...
  • 14 US-LED COALITION MILITARY ADVISERS CAPTURED BY SYRIAN SPECIAL FORCES IN ALEPPO

    12/18/2016 5:58:58 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 90 replies
    SouthFront ^ | 12/17/2016 | SouthFront
    At least 14 US-led coalition military advisers have been captured by the Syrian Special Forces in a bunker in the city of Aleppo, according to media reports... Mutaz Kanoğlu – Turkey David Scott Winer – USA David Shlomo Aram – Israel Muhamad Tamimi – Qatar Muhamad Ahmad Assabian – Saudi Abd-el-Menham Fahd al Harij – Saudi Islam Salam Ezzahran Al Hajlan – Saudi Ahmed Ben Naoufel Al Darij – Saudi Muhamad Hassan Al Sabihi – Saudi Hamad Fahad Al Dousri – Saudi Amjad Qassem Al Tiraoui – Jordan Qassem Saad Al Shamry – Saudi Ayman Qassem Al Thahalbi – Saudi...
  • Congresswoman Says US Is Arming ISIS, Introduces Bill To Stop It

    12/14/2016 10:47:35 AM PST · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Submitted by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org,
    Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has broken free of the corporate media’s narrative by accusing the United States of funding and arming terror groups al-Qaeda and ISIS. “If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail,” Gabbard tweeted on Saturday. Most importantly, however, is her introduction of the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act,” which she presented last Thursday. In her presentation of the bill, Gabbard cited prominent publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to show that the rebels the U.S. is supporting in Syria are aligned...
  • Al Qaeda Boss: Saudi Terrorist Rehab Praised by Obama is “Hidden Radicalization Program”

    12/14/2016 10:07:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 14, 2016
    An Al Qaeda operative incarcerated at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo has confirmed what Judicial Watch has been reporting for years, that a Saudi Arabian “rehabilitation” program that supposedly reforms jihadists is really a terrorist training camp. The U.S. has released dozens of Gitmo captives to the comical jihadist rehab and earlier this year considered sending another, senior Al Qaeda boss Ghassan Abdullah al-Sharbi, a dangerous Saudi national with a U.S. college education. During a hearing before President Obama’s Gitmo parole board, al-Sharbi said “you guys want to send me back to Saudi Arabia because you believe there is...
  • Democratic Congresswoman Says U.S. Is Funding And Arming ISIS

    12/11/2016 8:01:54 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 53 replies
    The Daily Called ^ | Dec. 10, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said on Twitter Saturday that the United States is funding and arming Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. “If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Why does our gov get a free pass on this?,” the congresswoman from Hawaii wrote. Gabbard is a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Armed Services. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/10/democratic-congresswoman-says-u-s-is-funding-and-arming-isis/#ixzz4SXuLXt5D
  • Propaganda Won’t Make the Iran Deal Any Better

    12/10/2016 6:00:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2016 | Amir Basiri
    Following the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Iran, its lobbies and its economic partners are weighing in and trying to hedge the windfall earnings of an eight-year-long rapprochement campaign against a possible shake-up of U.S. foreign policy. And they’ve taken to mainstream U.S. media, making their case through lopsided reports and op-eds that misrepresent the nuclear deal signed with Iran or to defame Iran appeasement critics who will likely find their way into president-elect Trump’s cabinet. But the disasters of the nuclear deal and the broader appeasement policy toward Iran are...
  • Architect of CIA Enhanced Interrogation: ‘We Interrogate Terrorists Like That to Stop Attacks’

    12/09/2016 10:12:12 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 9, 2016 | Tom Rogan
    Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results. In his new book, Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell offers his own testimony on the EITs. He argues that the techniques were critical in saving the lives...
  • Obama defends counterterror record in parting security speech, amid new warnings

    12/06/2016 5:07:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Fox News/AP
    President Obama, in what was billed as his last major national security speech in office, defended his counterterrorism record and strategy Tuesday while warning “the threat will endure” well into the future – and taking a glancing shot at his successor’s approach. Even as a new congressional report declared the U.S. is facing its highest threat from Islamist terrorists since 9/11, Obama claimed progress in the fight against terror in his address at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, home to U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command. While calling Al Qaeda a shadow of its former self,...
  • 9/11 Mastermind Says George W. Bush Stunned Al Qaeda Through “Ferocity and Swiftness”

    12/04/2016 1:34:36 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 74 replies
    newsline.com ^ | 12/1/16 | Rommel Parane
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed, one of the masterminds in the 9/11 attack, said that “the ferocity and swiftness” of former U.S. President George W. Bush’s reprisal to the Terrorst attacks on U.S. soil astonished Al Qaeda The new revelation was found in psychologist James E. Mitchell’s new memoir, “Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America.” Mitchell wrote, “How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down? Khalid explained that if the United States had treated 9/11...
  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • Ohio State attacker praised ex-Al Qaeda leader as 'hero' online, sources say

    11/29/2016 8:40:58 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2016
    The man who plowed a car into a crowd at Ohio State University before stabbing several pedestrians with a butcher knife on Monday is said to have referred to American-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as a “hero” on his social media accounts. Law enforcement sources told Fox News on Tuesday that the reference of al-Awlaki on Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s social media accounts is “deeply concerning” because it could suggest he was self-radicalized before launching the attack. While a motive has not been confirmed, authorities are looking into whether the car-and-knife attack by the Somali-born student was an anti-U.S. terrorist attack.
  • NIA arrests 3 al-Qaida suspects; police say they were planning to attack PM Narendra Modi

    11/28/2016 9:17:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, November 28, 2016 | PTI
    HIGHLIGHTS o NIA has arrested three suspected Al-Qaeda operatives. o Police said they had allegedly planned to attack 22 top leaders of country including PM Modi. o Explosive materials were also seized from them. MADURAI: In raids in several places in the city, three suspected al-Qaida operatives were on Monday arrested by the National Investigation Agency. Police said the three allegedly planned to attack 22 top leaders of the country including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They were allegedly involved in threatening embassies of various countries in India, they said. Those arrested were identified as M Khareem, Asif Sultan Mohammed and...
  • Al-Qaeda Palestinian group claims responsibility (Fire jihad)

    11/26/2016 7:21:22 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 14 replies
    IsraelNewsOnline ^ | Nov-26-2016
    An al-Qaeda linked militant group has claimed responsibility for starting a devastating fire in the Israeli city of Haifa that forced tens of
  • 9/11 mastermind: Al Qaeda favors 'immigration' to defeat USA

    11/23/2016 11:58:39 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    The jailed architect of 9/11 revealed that al Qaeda's plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and "outbreeding nonmuslims" who would use the legal system to install Sharia law, according to a blockbuster new book. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also predicted that intelligence officials using so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques such the waterboarding he experienced would eventually come under attack from weak-kneed U.S. politicians and media. In Enhanced Interrogation, CIA contractor James Mitchell tells for the first time about his role interrogating al Qaeda principles, many like KSM still jailed at Guantanamo Bay. He details accounts...
  • Meet The 'Invisible General' Leading The War On ISIS

    09/23/2014 6:59:07 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 9-23-2014 | Hunter Walker
    Austin in April 2013, during his tenure as the commander of U.S. Central Command. Hunter WalkerSeptember 23, 2014 A man who was once described as an "invisible general" who holds master's degrees in both education and business management is in charge of the military operations against the jihadist group Islamic State and the al-Qaeda franchise Khorasan in Syria and Iraq. A Department of Defense spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider in an email Tuesday that General Lloyd J. Austin III is the "combatant commander" of the operations in both countries through his role as the Commander of US Central Command. As...
  • Al-Qaeda Slams Obama for 'Astonishing and Deceptive' Inaction on Climate Change

    11/12/2016 6:07:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 12, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda slammed the Obama administration for being all talk and no action on climate change and protecting the environment in a new issue of their English-language how-to magazine for lone jihadists. The new special issue of Inspire, published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Al-Malahem Media, is titled "The 9/17 Operations" -- the Sept. 17 attacks on a race in New Jersey, a street in Manhattan and a shopping mall in Minnesota. ISIS claimed responsibility for the third attack, in which nine people were stabbed. But Inspire editor Yahya Ibrahim said of the pressure-cooker attacks on the East Coast: "This...
  • NYT Admits Key Al Qaeda Role in Aleppo

    11/07/2016 10:49:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 06 November 2016 | Robert Parry
    In a backhand way, The New York Times admits that the U.S.-backed “moderate” rebels in east Aleppo are fighting alongside Al Qaeda jihadists, an almost casual admission of this long-obscured reality __ As much as The New York Times and the mainstream U.S. media have become propaganda outlets on most foreign policy issues, like the one-sided coverage of the bloody Syrian war, sometimes the truth seeps through in on-the-ground reporting by correspondents, even ones who usually are pushing the “propo.” Such was the case with Anne Barnard’s new reporting from inside west Aleppo, the major portion of the city which...
  • Report: Benghazi Guards Hired By State Department Were Unvetted, Belonged to Al Qaeda

    11/07/2016 1:10:57 PM PST · by detective · 73 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 07, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a new report from Fox News correspondents Adam Housley and Malia Zimmerman, guards hired through a contractor by the State Department to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were unvetted, local militia members who belonged to terrorist groups Al Qaeda and Ansar al-Sharia.   An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News.
  • Islamic State to U.S.: jihadis "have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes"

    11/06/2016 2:17:03 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    "It is not for a prophet to have captives until he has made wide slaughter in the land." (Qur'an 8:67)But not to worry: Hillary Clinton has said that if we just don't call them Islamic, all will be well."ISIS calls on supporters to 'slaughter' American Presidential election voters on Tuesday," by Anthony Bond, Mirror, November 6, 2016:http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/isis-warn-slaughter-presidential-election-9206796ISIS has called for the "slaughter' of Americans voting in Tuesday's Presidential election.The terror group has called on its followers to attack voters in the election and has told Muslims not to cast a vote.It comes after the FBI was reportedly probing a major...
  • Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 4, 2016, 6:20 AM
    NEW YORK -- CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday.
  • Sources: U.S. Intel Warning of Possible al Qaeda Atacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 11:09:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2016
    CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday. It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. Terrorism in the U.S. U.S. authorities are taking the threat seriously, though the sources stress the intelligence is still being assessed and its credibility hasn’t been confirmed. Counterterrorism officials were alerted to the threat out of abundance...
  • The Greatest Spy Story Ever Told

    11/04/2016 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2016 | Shai'ben- Tekoa
    One candidate for most amazing video of the presidential race on the Net now is an anonymous 8-minute biography of Huma Abedin, former right-hand woman to American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and (until last Friday) her closest associate for twenty years. Snippets of Abedin’s biography have floated through the blogosphere for years, but this is the first coherent exposé that tempts a reasonable person to consider the current crisis surrounding Hillary Clinton and emails as part of the greatest spying operation, the greatest secret agent story, in history. Huma Abedin, though born in the States, grew up in Saudi...
  • Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

    11/04/2016 4:49:04 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 4, 2016 6:42 AM EDT
    NEW YORK -- CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday. It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, though no specific locations are mentioned. Terrorism in the U.S. The sources stress the intelligence is still being assessed and its credibility hasn’t been confirmed, but counterterrorism officials were alerted to the threat out of abundance of caution. A senior FBI...
  • David Begnaud (CBS News): Credible Threat Day Before Election

    11/03/2016 9:05:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    (1/2) CBS News has learned that US law enforcement has received threat information of a possible attack the day before the election. (2/2) Intelligence talks about attacks in NY, TX & VA by Al Qaeda; intelligence is being assessed. It's credibility has not been confirmed
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • Per Wikileaks: Obama Emailed Hillary and Was Aware

    10/20/2016 6:51:35 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    Full content at link, but here's a sample: