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  • Glenn Beck’s Theory on the Real Reason Why the U.S. Bombed the Khorasan Group in Syria

    10/01/2014 4:41:03 AM PDT · by ZachJones · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 30, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck presented a theory Tuesday about why the United States bombed targets from the Khorasan group last week, saying it’s possible that the United States did it to help prop up the Iranian government in return for increased cooperation from Iran’s leaders. “It is a theory, but remember, my theory was that you were being lied to in great detail on Benghazi,” Beck said on his television program. “I think this is going to fall in the same thing. I have an answer that nobody else does. [But] I want you to know again, it is a theory.” Beck...
  • Extremist Group Khorasan Joins IS Insurgents

    09/30/2014 4:55:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    BasNews ^ | 9/30/2014
    The Khorasan group, a small band of former members of Al-Qaeda, has pledged support for the so-called Islamic State caliph, Abubakr al-Baghdadi. According to an audio recording released by Abu Dujana al-Afghani, Khorasan has aligned itself with the Islamic State. Khorasan was part of al Qaeda until its leader was killed by a US drone strike in Syria. Khorasan spokesman, Abu Dujana al-Afghani, says in the recording, “Khourasan leader Abu Yazid Qahir Khorasani and his companions have pledged allegiance to al-Baghdadi and they appeal to their supporters to join them with the Islamic State currently confronting the Western alliance.” This...
  • U.S. accidentally bombed “moderate” rebels in Syria because base was right next to Al Qaeda’s

    09/30/2014 11:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | AllahPundit
    Given that the “moderates” are our allies, you would think this problem could be avoided by coordinating with them on where to attack and where not to. But there’s a hitch: We … don’t trust them enough to rely on the intelligence they give us.You’d trust a group that’s fighting so closely alongside Al Qaeda (a.k.a. the Nusra Front) that bombing the latter means collateral damage for the former, wouldn’t you? Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been no coordination between the U.S. military and its alleged partners on the ground, according...
  • I Told You the Khorasan Group Doesn’t Exist

    09/29/2014 3:24:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I read a piece by Andy McCarthy, writes at National Review Online, the headline: "The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist." The Kardashian group. We have affectionately begun calling them the Kardashians here. Andy said, "The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist." I said, "Sounds familiar. Sounds really familiar." And I remembered, oh, yeah, it was I, your host, El Rushbo, who pointed out last Wednesday that they don't exist. Andy's piece first. "For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt...
  • Limbaugh sees through Obama admin ruse of Khorasan Group as distinct from al Qaeda

    09/28/2014 5:11:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 9/24/14 | staff
    Characteristically penetrating insight from El Rushbo on his radio show, Sept. 24, 2014
  • For Whom the Terrorists Toll, He Tolls for Thee

    09/28/2014 6:14:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The raging debate in America about involving our military in action in the Middle East casts a fascinating twist for the debate participants. Those who argue for restraint or what some would characterize as passivity clearly seem to me to be the first ones the terrorists would like to murder. We must first understand whom we are fighting. Those who object to our use of military force would say that the enemy is unclear. They would be correct at times. After all, we (Obama) worked actively to depose Mubarak in Egypt and Gaddafi in Libya. The people who replaced Mubarak...
  • Al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen fire rocket towards U.S. embassy, say revenge for drone strike

    09/27/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/27/2014
    (Reuters) - An al Qaeda splinter group launched a rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, injuring several guards, to retaliate for what it said on social media was a U.S. drone strike in a northern province the day before. The rocket landed 200 meters from the heavily fortified embassy, which lies in a compound surrounded by high walls, hitting members of the Yemeni special police force who guard the site. At least two were injured, police said. The attacker fired the rocket from a M72 light anti-tank weapon from a car before speeding away, a police...
  • The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist

    09/27/2014 1:56:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 27, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    We’re being had. Again. For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt decisively with the terrorist threat, rendering it a disparate series of ragtag jayvees. Second, he asserts that the threat is unrelated to Islam, which is innately peaceful, moderate, and opposed to the wanton “violent extremists” who purport to act in its name. Now, the president has been compelled to act against a jihad that has neither ended nor been “decimated.” The jihad, in fact, has inevitably intensified under his counterfactual...
  • Plot to 'blow up airliners with toothpaste bombs' planned by unknown 'Khorosan' terror group

    09/23/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 September 2014 | John Hall
    Mysterious terror collective Khorasan Group were close to launching attack Al Qaeda-linked militants were in final stages of plot against U.S. or Europe Pentagon did not discuss nature of attack or how intelligence came to light U.S. launched eight attacks on Khorasan during overnight bombings in Syria Raids were backed by five Arab nations - with ISIS targets the major focus The United States bombed a Syrian terror group that was in the final stages of a plot to blow up American airliners with toothpaste tube bombs last night, the Pentagon has claimed. Alongside its strikes on the ISIS heartland,...
  • What is the Khorasan Group? [And why are we also striking them?]

    09/24/2014 8:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/24/2014
    Shortly before the United States and its Arab allies launched air strikes on Islamic State (IS) positions across Syria on Tuesday, cruise missiles launched from US warships in the Gulf and Red Sea struck two areas west of the city of Aleppo. The targets were not leaders of IS, the jihadist group that has declared the creation of a caliphate in the large swathes of Syria and Iraq under its control, but seasoned al-Qaeda operatives who the US says had established a safe haven to plot attacks on the West. The missiles targeted training camps, a bomb factory, a communication...
  • The strange story behind the ‘Khorasan’ group’s name

    09/26/2014 6:06:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2014 | Adam Taylor
    What's in a name? When you're an Islamist extremist group believed to pose an existential threat to the Western world, everything. In the past few months, we've seen the strange and somewhat revealing saga of what to call the group alternatively referred to as ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State and Daesh. ........................................................ While there have been reports of groups in Pakistan taking on the Khorasan label, analysts cast doubt that the term is being widely used within Syria to refer to any distinct group. “There have been no jihadis in Syria or [Jabhat al-Nusra] to use that name when referring...
  • Khorasan 101: What You Need To Know

    09/26/2014 4:42:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Khorasan is al-Qaeda, and al-Qaeda is Khorasan. To date, nothing has been established to suggest a distinguishing difference in ideology between the two separately named entities. Instead, experts suggest that Khorasan should be viewed as an elite unit, largely consisting of members from al-Qaeda's "core" group, who are predominantly focused on plotting attacks against the West.
  • Islamic State crisis: 'More than 3,000' Europeans join IS

    09/25/2014 9:17:49 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    bbc ^ | 9-26-2014
    The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000, the EU's anti-terrorism chief has told the BBC. Gilles de Kerchove also warned that Western air strikes would increase the risk of retaliatory attacks in Europe. US-led forces have launched nearly 200 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq since August and on Monday began targeting IS in Syria. The UK parliament is due to vote on possible air strikes in Iraq on Friday. IS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria in recent months. Mr de Kerchove said the...
  • 3 From FDNY Who Worked At Ground Zero Die In 1 Day

    09/25/2014 9:13:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 9:57 PM EDT | Ula Ilnytzky
    Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another Monday. Their deaths are “a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department’s heroic efforts,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. …
  • Two stories offering more confirmation that Democrats are basically nitwits

    09/25/2014 10:53:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Sometimes the proof that the American idea is the greatest political creation in human history comes from odd angles. How can America not be the greatest, most efficient delivery system of wealth and happiness ever devised when, in spite of the ever increasing number of fools and greedy leaches in our midst, we are still the place the world wants to come to and the voice the world expects to hear when it “calls 911?” A recent Pew Poll provided fresh evidence of the number of drooling halfwits we have to overcome each day just to stay even with where...
  • NSA intercepts key to locating, bombing new al Qaeda group in Syria

    09/25/2014 8:32:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/25/2014 | By Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. ability to pinpoint with airstrikes the operational hubs of the al Qaeda offshoot Khorasan Group in Syria and penetrate one of its bombing plots shows the importance of the much-maligned National Security Agency, defense analysts said Tuesday. The Khorasan Group is an especially hard target because, unlike other al Qaeda spinoffs, it stays in the shadows and refrains from pronouncements on social media. Its goal is to design explosives that can defeat airport security and blow up an airliner, killing hundreds of people. Its prime target: the United States. “Intelligence reports indicated that the Khorasan Group was in...
  • Surprise! The “Khorasan Group” Is Really Core Al-Qaeda – But Obama Can’t Say That

    09/25/2014 3:49:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE - "Surprise! The “Khorasan Group” Is Really Core Al-Qaeda – But Obama Can’t Say That, Because He “Defeated” Al-Qaeda" In the 2012 campaign, Barack Obama repeatedly claimed, “Al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat.” But it was a lie. Al-Qaeda was not on the path to defeat. In fact, several top Bin Laden lieutenants had relocated to the Middle East and Syria in the last few years.In April 2014, Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria split off into two groups.Al-Akhbar.com reported: The global jihad movement has split in two. Members of al-Qaeda will now have to choose between two different...
  • CURL: Obama’s breathtaking naivete at the United Nations

    09/24/2014 3:22:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | Joe Curl
    President Obama on Wednesday delivered a speech at the United Nations filled with his usual soaring rhetoric of global collectivism and the importance of “international norms.” But the president also displayed a shocking naivete about global affairs, religion, Islam — a Pollyannaish interpretation on the state of the world and America’s role in it. Although Mr. Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize just eight months into office, the president made his annual trip to the ineffectual world council to deliver a call to war. “Ladies and gentlemen, we come together at a crossroads between war and peace, between disorder and...
  • US Believes Khorasan Leader Killed In Syria Strike

    09/24/2014 8:21:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    BI ^ | Tomorrow at 12:48 AM | Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States believes that a U.S. strike in Syria has killed Mohsin al-Fadhli, the leader of a group of al Qaeda militants known as Khorasan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.
  • What Is the Khorasan Group, Targeted By US in Syria?

    09/23/2014 12:28:56 PM PDT · by traumer · 19 replies
    The U.S. military said today that by striking a little known terror cell called the Khorasan Group in Syria it was able to take out dangerous men who were “plotting and planning imminent attacks against Western targets to include the U.S. homeland.” In the midst of the well-publicized campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the military’s first official announcement that a different, potentially more deadly terror group existed, that it’s members were planning an “imminent” attack on America and that those planning the attack had been killed in the U.S.-led bombing campaign all came as something...
  • Obama’s Letter to Congress on the Syria Airstrikes Has a Glaring Omission

    09/23/2014 1:49:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 23, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    See if you can spot it. He never mentions the Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL…at all. Is this letter an admission that he has yet to find legal justification to back up the airstrikes on ISIS targets? Or is this letter depending on the Authorization for Use of Military Force — which he wanted to repeal — to strike Khorasan, which is a more direct offshoot of al Qaeda than ISIS is? h/t Weasel Zippers
  • Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

    09/23/2014 12:16:02 PM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 10 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 23, 2014 | Tom Hays
    New York — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of Al Qaeda after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive." Sulaiman Abu Ghaith — the highest-ranking Al Qaeda figure to face trial on US soil since the attacks — quoted from the Quran, praised Allah and suggested his case would prompt a backlash in the Muslim world. [...]
  • U.S. strikes Khorasan Group in Syria, which posed 'imminent' threat to West

    09/23/2014 4:34:27 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/23/14 | Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
    (CNN) -- [Breaking news update 6:44 a.m. ET] The Khorasan Group, which the U.S. military struck overnight in Syria, was actively plotting against a U.S. homeland target and Western targets, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. The threat was "imminent," the source said. The U.S. military also struck ISIS targets in Syria. The United States "had very good information" about the threat from the Khorasan Group, the source said. The U.S. strikes against the group were planned in advance, not at the last minute, the official said. Khorasan operatives were coming closer to the "end of their planning," the official...
  • Al Qaeda's quiet plan to outdo ISIS and hit U.S.

    09/21/2014 9:31:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | September 18, 2014, | Bob Orr
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) may be dominating the headlines and stealing attention with its prolific propaganda, but CBS News' Bob Orr reports, another group in Syria -- one few have even heard of because information about it has been kept secret -- is considered a more urgent concern. Sources tell CBS News that operatives and explosives experts from Osama bin Laden's old al Qaeda network may again present an immediate threat to the U.S. homeland. At two dozen foreign airports, U.S.-bound passengers are undergoing enhanced security screening. Agents are searching for hidden explosives. Laptops and phones...
  • The Islamic State Is Nothing New

    09/03/2014 3:58:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/3/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The beheading of yet another Western journalist, Steven Sotloff, has ignited another round of commentary suggesting that the Islamic State is the worst terrorist network ever. There is value in this: The current jihadist threat to the United States and the West is more dire than the threat that existed just prior to the 9/11 attacks, so anything that increases pressure for a sea change in our Islamic-supremacist-enabling government’s policies helps. Nevertheless, the perception that the Islamic State is something new and different and aberrational compared with the Islamic-supremacist threat we’ve been living with for three decades is wrong, perhaps...
  • Military Leaders Increasingly at Odds With Obama Over ISIS Strategy

    09/19/2014 11:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Obama's strategy on how to combat ISIS is confusing at best, but one thing is clear: the battle brewing between Obama and America's top generals about how to move forward against the terror army. Earlier this week during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey said there is potential he will recommend ground troops should the coalition with Arab countries against ISIS fail. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true but if it fails to be true and if there are...
  • ISIS Calls For Radicalized Americans To Go To Homes Of U.S. Soldiers, 'Slaughter Them'

    09/19/2014 3:52:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 9/18/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    ISIS is calling for radicalized "lone wolves" in the United States to go to the homes of U.S. soldiers and "slaughter" military personnel.This is part of what is expected to be "a continued call" for American military personnel to be targeted within the United States.According to Fox News, one British jihadist "encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and Linkedln to find and target soldiers." The jihadist tweeted: "You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for addresses in Yellowbook or something. Then show up and slaughter them." Militants in Syria have...
  • The Jihadi Logic: Lure the U.S. into the fight that Obama will quit, as in Iraq

    09/19/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion? There are two possible explanations. One is that these terrorists are more depraved and less savvy than we think. They so glory in blood that they could not resist making an international spectacle of their savagery and did not quite fathom how such a brazen, contemptuous slaughter of Americans would radically alter public opinion and risk...
  • The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    TheBlaze TV The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State Sep. 18, 2014 8:45pm Erica Ritz Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of...
  • Al Qaeda Offshoot Says It Hijacked A Pakistani Navy Ship to Attack U.S. Vessels

    09/18/2014 6:15:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    gCaptain ^ | September 17, 2014 | Maria Golovnina
    Al Qaeda’s South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group. The SITE monitoring service quoted its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying a group of militants had succeeded in seizing control of the Pakistani frigate PNS Zulfiqar and tried to use it to attack nearby U.S. vessels.
  • [Al Nusra] Syrian rebels seize UN weapons in the Golan: ambassador

    09/18/2014 2:13:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/16/2014
    Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized UN weapons, uniforms and vehicles from peacekeepers in the Golan and set up a "safe zone" to wage attacks, the Syrian ambassador said Tuesday. The United Nations on Monday was forced to pull back hundreds of peacekeepers to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan after Syrian rebels advanced on their positions. Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said fighters from Al-Nusra "had succeeded in occupying all of the Syrian side" of the Golan, driving out the troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). "The terrorists are now using United Nations cars, which hold the...
  • AL QAEDA BRANCHES CALL FOR RIVAL ISLAMISTS TO STOP FIGHTING & UNITE AGAINST AMERICA

    09/16/2014 9:15:08 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 30 replies
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have come together to call upon the Muslim world, both Sunni and Shiite, to stop fighting each other and unite against the West, specifically the United States. “We call upon [The Muslim community] to support our people in Iraq and Sham and support them with the valuable and priceless… and stand in their ranks against… America, the source of evil and symbol of corruption and injustice,” the statement read, which was posted Tuesday by an official Al Qaeda Twitter account. The bulletin continued: “Stop the...
  • US Knew Turkey Aided Al Qaeda But Did Nothing to Stop It

    09/15/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Asbarez.com ^ | September 15th, 2014 | ARA KHACHATOURIAN
    When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkey’s role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed “concern” about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities. Despite the community’s insistence that Turkey was directly involved in allowing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra rebels to freely enter Kessab, the US State Department was reticent in fingering its NATO ally. Fast forward to today when the Obama Administration is leading a fragile coalition against the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria, an off shoot of Al Nusra known as ISIS, and Turkey is, once again, rejecting American access to its...
  • Al Qaeda Flags Continue to Fly Near Temple Mount

    09/15/2014 8:01:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/15/2014, 4:45 PM | Moshe Cohen
    Flags of the Al Qaeda terror group are flying atop the Kotel Hakatan (“Small Kotel”), a remnant of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount that is a continuation of the Western Wall, located in the Muslim Quarter. The Kotel Hakatan is adjacent to one of the entrances to the Temple Mount. Meanwhile, said Avichail Weizmann, a resident of the Old City and a student at Hakotel Yeshiva in the Jewish Quarter, municipal signs and other symbols of Israeli sovereignty are torn down or destroyed on a regular basis, and that includes signs in the area of the Kotel Hakatan,...
  • Al Qaeda Leader Captured by US, And Released, Leads Fight Against America in Afghanistan

    09/13/2014 5:53:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thank goodness we didn’t waterboard him or shoot him in the head on capture. Or drone him. That would have been wrong. A senior leader of the Taliban and al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) who was captured by Coalition forces in the spring of 2011 is now leading more than 300 jihadists in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz. The IMU leader once served as the top commander of the jihadist group’s network in Afghanistan.Qari Bilal, the IMU leader, was freed by the Afghan government at the direction of President Hamid Karzai, Afghan officials in Kunduz have told...
  • Al Qaeda group in India on first mission attacks wrong ship

    09/13/2014 12:49:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 34 replies
    Daily News ^ | Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 | David Harding
    Al Qaeda group in India on first mission attacks wrong shipThe group tried to storm an American aircraft carrier, but attacked a Pakistan navy frigate by mistake in a failed effort that left three terrorists dead and seven arrested.
  • ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports (Same people BHO is dealing with)

    09/13/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The World (Huffington) Post / Agence France-Presse ^ | September 12, 2014 | Ryan Grim and Akbar Shahid Ahmed
    As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key component of its coalition appears to have struck a non-aggression pact with the group. According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and a number of moderate and hard-line rebel groups have agreed not to fight each other so that they can focus on taking down the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Other sources say the signatories include a major U.S. ally linked to the Free Syrian Army. The deal between ISIS and the moderate Syrian...
  • Dockyard attackers planned to hijack Navy frigate (Pakistan)

    09/13/2014 2:33:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Dawn, Pakistan ^ | 9/13/2014 | Fahim Zaman | Naziha Syed Ali
    KARACHI: While the Navy continues to remain tight-lipped about the attack on its dockyard in West Wharf on Sept 6, having issued a bare-bones statement 48 hours after the incident, further details have been obtained by Dawn that reveal the extent of radicalisation within the Navy. According to informed sources, the attack was carried out entirely by serving Navy personnel, along with Owais Jakharani, a former Navy cadet who could have been given access inside without too much trouble. “It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar [a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009],” said one...
  • Al Qaeda's New India Branch Bungled Its First Terror Attack With A Raid On The Wrong Ship

    09/13/2014 2:08:22 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-13-2014 | Dean Nelson, The Telegraph
    Dean Nelson, The Telegraph September. 12, 2014 The group established only last week attempted to storm a ship in the Karachi port on the anniversary of 9/11, but reports suggest the mission ended in disaster Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, the new group announced last week by Ayman al-Zawahiri to bolster his flagging fortunes, suffered a setback when three of its fighters were killed and seven arrested in its first ever terror attack. Heavily armed militants attacked a naval dock in Karachi's sea port on Saturday night and targeted what they believed was an American aircraft carrier, but instead found...
  • Vintage Tube: Vin Scully returns to work after events of Sept. 11, 2001

    09/12/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 11, 2014 | David Brown
    Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully opens the broadcast from Dodger Stadium on Sept. 17, 2001, six days after al Qaeda attacked the United States:
  • Al-Qaeda India branch’s first attack ends in dismal failure as jihadists 'raid wrong ship'

    09/12/2014 9:47:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/12/14 | Dean Nelson,
    Three jihadis were killed in the attack, four were captured and another three arrested the following day on information from interrogations. Two Pakistan Navy guards were wounded in the fighting.
  • Illegal? Obama Wants to Use Bush's 2001 War Authorization to Justify Attacks on ISIS

    09/12/2014 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In his address to the nation Wednesday night about how the United States is going to handle the growing ISIS threat, President Obama announced new airstrikes in Syria and called on Congress to give "input," but didn't ask for their authorization. Why? Apparently President Obama thinks he can use the authorization given to President George W. Bush in 2001 to go after al Qaeda. Legally, that move isn't panning out. Al Eli Lake over at the Daily Beast writes, Obama's latest war is probably illegal: Obama’s using the law that authorized attacks against al Qaeda to justify his new fight in...
  • Jordan alarmed over Obama plan to arm 'moderates'

    09/11/2014 9:28:02 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 9/11/2014 | Aaron Klein
    The Kingdom of Jordan is deeply concerned about the Obama administration’s renewed plan to train “moderate” rebels in Syria, believing the Syrian rebels are mostly extremists who espouse radical al-Qaida-like ideology, a senior Jordanian security official told WND.
  • Thoughts on 9/11 - 2014

    09/10/2014 8:26:25 PM PDT · by Jack Lee 3821 · 16 replies
    NorCal Blogs | 9/10/2014 | Jack Lee
    Tomorrow is 9/11, a bloody date in world history and the blackest day in American history. 2,996 innocent people were murdered. Tens of thousands of family members were never the same again. Literally, America changed in that day forever. It was a despicable act committed by despicable people. We should never forget what happened that day and who did it and why, lest we go through it again. 911 the towers9/11 ought to be a day of shame for Muslims around the world, but is it really? I sure don't see it, if it is. There's not a lot dialog...
  • Don't Be Misled: ISIS Is Al-Qaida

    09/04/2014 4:49:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 4, 2014
    War On Terror: Still suspending disbelief that al-Qaida is as dead as Osama bin Laden, President Obama insists that the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is not al-Qaida. In fact, they're the same terrorist group. The president would have us believe the "barbaric" terror group controlling large swaths of Iraq and Syria just popped up out of nowhere to decapitate Americans and threaten the world. But U.S. intelligence agents know better, and so does the man they brief. "The Islamic State is al-Qaida," asserted famed former federal terrorist prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy. "It is the evolution of the ruthless al-Qaida division...
  • Al Qaeda says it's opening new branch in India

    09/04/2014 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 9/4/2014 | Madison Park
    (CNN) -- In a 55-minute long video, al Qaeda announced it will launch a new branch in the Indian subcontinent. Speaking in the video, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said the purpose is to "wage jihad against its enemies, to liberate its land, to restore its sovereignty, and to revive its Caliphate." ISIS 'more deadly' than al Qaeda on 9/11 Al Qaeda working on 'undetectable bombs' Will ISIS and al-Qaeda join forces? How did ISIS rise to power? Al-Zawahiri also said he seeks to gain support "for the vulnerable" in Myanmar and Bangladesh; in the Indian states of Assam and...
  • Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep

    09/04/2014 1:23:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 4:17 AM EDT | Daniel Estrin
    For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel’s doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous—that they could become the militants’ next target. The push into the Golan by the Nusra Front, as al-Qaida’s branch in Syria is known, comes just two weeks after Israel ended a 50-day war against Hamas on its southern border with the Gaza Strip, giving the conflict-weary nation another cause for concern. Israelis in the Golan have grown...
  • Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

    09/04/2014 1:16:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2014 3:12 AM EDT | Tim Sullivan
    Al-Qaida has expanded into the Indian subcontinent, the leader of the terror group said in a video statement released Thursday, with a regional group that he vowed would bring Islamic law to the region and “wage jihad against its enemies.” At least three Indian states with large Muslim populations had been put on alert in the wake of the video’s release, local TV stations reported. In the video, which was seen online by the SITE monitoring group, Ayman al-Zawahri said al-Qaida had been preparing for years to set up in the region. The new group “is the fruit of a...
  • Did US kill Al-Shabaab leader responsible for Kenya mall massacre?

    09/02/2014 6:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The US reportedly targeted Ahmed Abdi Godane in a military strike on Somalia overnight, but the Pentagon has kept a tight seal on the operation other than to acknowledge that one took place. Godane runs al-Shabaab, the Somalian radical Islamist terror network that took credit for the massacre in a Kenyan mall a year ago, and Godane is widely believed to have run that operation: Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said in a statement late Monday only that “we are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate.” Godane...
  • The Covert Origins of ISIS

    09/02/2014 1:45:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/29/14
    Evidence exposing who put ISIS in power, and how it was done.