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  • New York Times: Despite our assurances, it turns out Benghazi was an al-Qaeda-linked attack

    11/21/2014 11:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On December 28, 2013, The New York Times published a thoroughly researched review of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic and CIA facilities in the city of Benghazi. David Kirkpatrick, The Times’ Cairo bureau chief, traveled to Libya and personally conducted a series of interviews with witnesses and even the relatives of suspects in that attack. His exhaustive account of the events on that night was illuminating, but his conclusions about what sparked that deadly attack made the most waves. Kirkpatrick found that there was “no evidence that al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had...
  • Herridge: Freed Gitmo Prisoner Is Now Chief ISIS Recruiter (Abdul Rahim Muslimdost)

    11/19/2014 8:27:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 19 2014 7:49 pm
    A known al Qaeda terrorist released from Guantnamo Bay is now a recruiter for ISIS, Catherine Herridge reported this evening. In the Guantnamo review from 2005, the Bush administration found that he (Abdul Rahim Muslimdost) was too old to rejoin the fight and that he was in poor health.
  • ISIS and Al Qaeda Join Forces in Syria

    11/15/2014 9:04:18 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | November 15, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Militant leaders from the Islamic State and al Qaeda affiliate, the Nusra Front, have reportedly formed an alliance by joining forces against common enemies. Not only would the alliance oppose United States and Syrian forces they will fight the Obama administration-supported, so-called moderate rebels to dominate the fighting in Syria. The moderate Syrian rebels do not have the organization or the man power to fight government forces and a coalition of hardened, terrorist forces at the same time. Obama was counting on those moderate rebels to weaken the Islamic State in Syria. His only resort, without committing Americans on the...
  • AP: Islamic State and Al Qaeda Reach Accord

    11/14/2014 5:25:48 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 14 Nov 14 | Unknown
    The Associated Press is reporting that the Islamic State and Al Qaeda have reached an accord after a summit meeting in northern Syria. This is a very bad development, but not unexpected. Abu Sayyef in the Philippines, Boko Haram in West Africa, Al Shabaab in East Africa, and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula all already pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Just this week, Egypts most dangerous Jihadist group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, also joined the Islamic State. In addition, 5 prominent Taliban leaders also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. We are now seeing the dream of the Caliphate...
  • ISIS, Al Qaeda affiliate reportedly unite to fight US-backed rebels in Syria

    11/13/2014 3:10:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2014
    The two most brutal terror groups in Syria reportedly have struck an alliance, in a deal that poses serious problems for the Obama administrations efforts to prop up moderate rebel factions in the country. The Associated Press reported Thursday that militant leaders from the Islamic State and Al Qaedas Syria affiliate, the Nusra Front, agreed during a meeting in northern Syria last week to stop fighting each other. Such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington's strategy against the Islamic State. While warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition strike militants from the air, the Obama administration has counted on arming...
  • AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    11/13/2014 12:54:09 PM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/13 | Deb Reichmann
    Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated Press. Such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington's strategy against the IS group. While warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition strike militants from the air, the Obama administration has counted on arming "moderate" rebel factions to push them back on the ground. Those rebels, already considered relatively weak and disorganized, would...
  • Jihadi jealousy: Al Qaeda frustrated by global popularity of Islamic State

    11/11/2014 12:30:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | Guy Taylor
    The Islamic State movements meteoric rise in global popularity presents a direct challenge to what intelligence officials describe as the al Qaeda movements original core in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, according to a new report citing an exceptional level of flux recently among Pakistani militant groups. American intelligence officials have noted discord since last year between Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic States leader in Syria and Iraq, and Ayman al-Zawahiri, the purported head of al Qaedas original global terrorist network. Now, a report produced by the Critical Threats program at the American Enterprise Institute, maintains that al-Zawahiris frustration with al-Baghdadis...
  • Netanyahu: Hamas Is Islamist Extremism Like al Qaeda, ISIS

    11/09/2014 5:58:24 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 10 replies
    NBC News, Associated Press ^ | July 22nd 2014, 10:32 am | unknown
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Hamas to al Qaeda, ISIS and other extremist Islamist groups Tuesday as he implored the international community to hold Palestinian militants responsible for the bloodshed in Gaza. Israel's top politician said Hamas must be held accountable for rejecting multiple cease-fire agreements and a relentless attack on Israeli civilians. Netanyahu made his comments at a joint press conference in Tel Aviv alongside U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon. "What we're seeing here with Hamas is another instance of Islamist extremism, violent extremism that has no resolvable grievance," Netanyahu said. "Hamas is like ISIS, Hamas is like al...
  • Nuclear Pakistans Spies Target Indiaand Their Own Prime Minister

    09/04/2014 7:59:17 PM PDT · by cold start · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4 September 2014 | Bruce Riedel
    Pakistans Inter Services Intelligence directorate is using terrorist brinkmanship to threaten India and undermine Nawaz Sharif. Its time to stop this dangerous game. Just when you thought the world was dangerous enough, another crisis between nuclear-weapons-armed India and Pakistan is brewing, and now al Qaeda is adding fuel to the fire by calling for jihad in the subcontinent. Tensions have been growing all summer long, even though, ironically, things began on a positive high note: in June, newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept into power on a landslide, invited his Pakistan counterpart, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to his...
  • Hillary Clinton: I backed Osama bin Laden raid, Joe Biden didn't

    10/15/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday took some indirect swipes at Vice President Joe Biden at an off-the-record gathering, a state representative in attendance told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I know shes running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer, George State Rep. Tom Taylor told the newspaper. Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to [Vice President Joe] Biden.
  • Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate freed, US plans dozen more releases

    11/07/2014 11:24:50 AM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    AFP/yahoo.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Chantal Valery
    Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) (AFP) - The United States is preparing to release more than a dozen Guantanamo detainees as President Barack Obama works towards his long-promised goal of closing the controversial military prison, an US defense official said Wednesday. The news comes the same day the Defense Department sent home one of two remaining detained Kuwaitis, bringing the total population at the jail on a US naval base in Cuba to 148. Fawzi al-Odah, 37 -- who spent nearly 13 years in US detention -- took off in a Kuwaiti government plane at 5:30 am (1030 GMT), Lieutenant...
  • Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create IS

    11/07/2014 5:16:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create ISPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On November 7, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago.On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.”  Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a...
  • Barack Obama Just Released Another Terrorist!

    11/07/2014 9:57:20 AM PST · by drypowder · 10 replies
    Conservitive Daily ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Joe Otto
    Fellow Conservative, This is just disgusting. A few days removed from a complete shellacking in the midterm elections, Obama has decided to stick his nose up at the American people and release another dangerous terrorist from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. Fawzi al-Odah was one of the longest-held terrorists in GITMO. Instead of keeping him in Guantanamo where we know he can be stopped, the Obama administration released him back to Kuwait. Once home, al-Odah will be forced to spend a year in a Kuwaiti militant-rehabilitation center, however after six months he will become eligible for parole, specifically more time...
  • Obama Paid Money to Al Qaeda for Bergdahl Release

    11/06/2014 9:10:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/6/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Except it didn’t work. In a letter to the Pentagon released Wednesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) said a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary early this year to help secure the May 31 release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for nearly five years by the Haqqani Network in Pakistan, which is classified as a terrorist organization.Pentagon officials have denied paying cash to secure the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009. A senior defense official reiterated that denial when asked about Mr. Hunter’s letter.According to Mr. Hunter, the intermediary took the money...
  • U.S. strike in Syria reportedly kills key bomb-maker

    11/06/2014 8:43:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/6/2014 | Barbara Starr and Paul Cruickshank,
    A U.S. airstrike in Syria appears to have killed a key French jihadist who is part of the militant Khorasan Group, a U.S. defense official said Thursday. The strike happened overnight Wednesday near Idlib, according to the official, who has access to the latest information about the strikes. The U.S. fired at a vehicle it believes carried David Drugeon, a skilled bomb-maker in his 20s who also has ties to core al Qaeda members in Pakistan. The Khorasan Group is made up of senior al Qaeda leaders who have moved into Syria. The United States targeted the Khorasan Group with...
  • Syrian Rebels Armed And Trained By US Surrender To al-Qaeda [Obama's Lost War!]

    11/02/2014 12:02:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 02, 2014 | Ruth Sherlock
    Syrian Rebels Armed And Trained By US Surrender To al-Qaeda Moderate rebels in Syria that the US have armed and trained to fight jihadists have surrendered to al-Qaeda By Ruth Sherlock, 02 Nov 2014 Two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the United States to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda. The US and its allies were relying on Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front to become part of a ground force that would attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). For the last six months the...
  • U.S.-backed Syria rebels routed by fighters linked to al-Qaeda

    11/03/2014 2:24:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2014 | Liz Sly
    BEIRUT The Obama administrations Syria strategy suffered a major setback Sunday after fighters linked to al-Qaeda routed U.S.-backed rebels from their main northern strongholds, capturing significant quantities of weaponry, triggering widespread defections and ending hopes that Washington will readily find Syrian partners in its war against the Islamic State. Moderate rebels who had been armed and trained by the United States either surrendered or defected to the extremists as the Jabhat al-Nusra group, affiliated with al-Qaeda, swept through the towns and villages the moderates controlled in the northern province of Idlib, in what appeared to be a concerted push...
  • What is going on in the Virginia state legislature?

    03/18/2014 7:56:51 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    ACT! for America ^ | 18 March 14 | Brigitte Gabriel
    Something is terribly wrong with the Virginia state legislature. On Wednesday, March 5th, in House Joint Resolution 484, the elected representatives of the people of Virginia commended the notorious, terror-tied Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church. Dar al Hijrah has a history of ties to multiple known and convicted terrorists, led by its former Imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, who became head of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, before he was killed in a US air strike in 2011. It was this institution that the Virginia House and Senate agreed to commend by voice vote. This amounts to an...
  • A Flight Was Delayed After Passengers Found An 'Al Qaeda'-Named Wi-Fi Hotspot

    10/27/2014 9:33:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 27, 2014 | James Cook
    A flight from Los Angeles to London was delayed on Sunday night after a passenger on board the aircraft discovered a Wi-Fi hotspot named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork." ...a passenger expressed concern to a flight attendant. It's believed that he spotted the suspiciously named hotspot on his phone while searching for Wi-Fi networks.
  • SADDAM AIDES LEAD INSURGENCY AS ISLAMISTS

    11/26/2005 1:14:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 688+ views
    LONDON [MENL] -- Aides of deposed President Saddam Hussein, under the guise of Al Qaida fighters, have been leading the insurgency against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. Islamic sources said many of the Al Qaida-aligned cells that have appeared over the last two years stemmed from units in the Saddam military. The sources said Baathist operatives have adopted Islamic identities to exploit support among Muslims for Al Qaida. The Baathist strategy was formed during Saddam's rule, the sources said. They pointed to the "Return to Faith Campaign" directed by then-Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri, which sought to curry...
  • David Petraeus: People Saw ISIS Coming

    10/22/2014 8:07:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/22/2014 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus said in a new interview that the rise of the Islamic State was well known among people monitoring the situation within the U.S. government, and that it was able to flourish amid the chaos of the civil war in Syria. ISIS in a sense is the evolution of an organization that we did defeat, Al Qaeda in Iraq, Petraeus told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an interview published Monday. Some of the very hard work we did to help re-establish the fabric of Iraqi society to bring the Sunni Arabs back into Iraqi society and...
  • The Blood on Obamas Hands

    10/21/2014 5:10:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 21, 2014 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from RedState.com. When conservatives consider the casualties of Obamas national security policies, their attention is drawn quite naturally to Benghazi. In this shameful episode, the Obama Administration sacrificed an ambassador and three American heroes to protect a deceptive presidential campaign message in which Obama claimed that the war against al-Qaeda was over and won (Osama bin Laden is dead, and al-Qaeda is on the run). The facts are these: Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American heroes were sent into an al-Qaeda stomping ground that the British and other diplomatic consulates had already evacuated; they were denied the security they...
  • Obamas Core al-Qaeda Concept Now Coming Back to Bite All of Us

    10/20/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    pj media ^ | 10/20/14 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON A possible chairman of the House Intelligence Committee in the 114th Congress warned that every day al-Qaeda gets stronger as the Obama administration tries to perpetuate a narrative that the infamous terror group is degraded or decimated. Last month, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula issued an unprecedented joint Twitter statement calling on Muslims to support our people in Iraq and Sham against America, the source of evil and symbol of corruption and injustice. And this month AQAP, led by al-Qaeda general manager Nasir al-Wuhayshi, issued a statement urging all Muslims to back...
  • Belgium Detains Iraqi Man in Toxic Letters Case

    06/05/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they had detained a man of Iraqi nationality after a series of letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office and the U.S. and British embassies. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office told a news conference the 45-year-old man was arrested late on Wednesday in the western Belgian town of Deinze. Two postal workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to the chemicals in the letters at mail depots. No one else was hurt by the 10 letters sent to a variety of targets, including...
  • Neil Young: Al Qaeda More Moral Than US Army Because of Smaller Carbon Footprint

    10/17/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Neil Young tour buses If only the Nazis had pursued a smaller carbon footprint, Neil Young would have joined the party. He had to settle for joining the Green Nazis. In an interview with radio shock-jock Howard Stern, Canadian rocker Neil Young suggested a fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) is not worth the release of greenhouse gases from military vehicles.“And yet we are fighting what? ISIS…al-Qaeda. And we are fighting these wars against these organizations and their carbon footprint has got to be like 1% of our huge army and our navy and all of this stuff that...
  • Who is More Evil: Al Qaeda or Islamic State; and Which Poses the Greater Threat?

    10/16/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/14 | Ron Lipsman
    Had we not overcome the twin evils of Nazism, Communism, the consequences for the free world would have been cataclysmic. The consequences of defeat by this new twenty first century evil force would be just as dire Whether you seek its definition as an adjective or noun, you will find in any reputable dictionary two identifying components of the term evil: morally reprehensible and causing immense harm. The problem is that the first component and, to a lesser extent, the second are both relative terms. Whether an action is morally reprehensible depends on the moral code used to judge the...
  • The Secret U.S. Casualties of Iraqs Abandoned Chemical Weapons

    10/14/2014 8:07:35 PM PDT · by ironman · 126 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/14/14 | C. J. CHIVERS
    The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program. Instead, American troops gradually found and ultimately suffered from the remnants of long-abandoned programs, built in close collaboration with the West. The New York Times found 17 American service members and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to nerve or mustard agents after 2003. American officials said that the actual tally of exposed troops was slightly higher, but that the governments official count was classified. The secrecy fit a pattern. Since the outset of the war, the scale of the United...
  • The Merger of ISIS and al-Qaeda Could Cripple the Civilized World

    10/11/2014 12:51:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 10, 2014 | BY RIYADH MOHAMMED
    Take a barbaric army, add strategic jihadistsand a new evil is born. Organized and disciplined, ISIS is grabbing territory to build a state. On their hit listthe state of Israel. As ISIS continues to advance on the Syrian town of Kobani and close in on Turkeys border, experts in Islamic radical movements think the terror group may merge with its al-Qaeda mother organization soon. Together, the group would represent the greatest terror threat to the civilized world. I think Britain, Germany and France will witness significant attacks in their territories by the Islamic State. Al-Baghdadi [the leader of the...
  • Al Qaeda lures hundreds of teen girls from Europe to Syria to be jihadists spouses

    10/11/2014 7:33:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 11, 2014 | Corky Siemaszko
    The young women from Britain, France and elsewhere are typically ensnared by older women who befriend the girls and convince them they will be taking an active role in a holy war. As soon as they manage to snare a girl, they do everything they can to keep her, says the brother of one such teen. They are the brides of an Islamic Frankenstein. Hundreds of teenage girls from Britain, France and elsewhere in Europe have been lured to Syria to serve as spouses for Al Qaeda terrorists and other jihadists fighting there, according to published reports Friday. Many of...
  • BREAKING: 2ND person rushed to hospital with signs of Ebola (had contact with Duncan)

    10/08/2014 11:58:11 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 511 replies
    Fox News Breaking Alert/ CBS DFW ^ | 08 OCT 14 | dcbryan1
    2nd person rushed to hospital showing signs of ebola. 2nd person had contact with Duncan.
  • Sources: U.S. Air Strikes In Syria Targeted French Agent Who Defected To Al Qaida

    10/06/2014 6:13:29 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 10-5-2014 | Mitchell Prothero
    Mitchell ProtheroOctober 5, 2014 IRBIL, Iraq A former French intelligence officer who defected to al Qaida was among the targets of the first wave of U.S. air strikes in Syria last month, according to people familiar with the defectors movements and identity. Two European intelligence officials described the former French officer as the highest ranking defector ever to go over to the terrorist group and called his defection one of the most dangerous developments in the Wests long confrontation with al Qaida. The identity of the officer is a closely guarded secret. Two people, independently of one another, provided...
  • Biden continues to apologize; first Turkey, now UAE

    10/06/2014 2:05:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 10/06/14 | Roy Gutman
    The Saudis, the Emiratis; what were they doing? he said. They were so determined to take down (Syrian President Bashar) Assad and have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, they poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad. Except that the people who were being supplied were (Jabhat) al Nusra and al Qaida, and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world."
  • FBI director warns of [imminent] Khorasan attack - the metastasis of al Qaeda

    10/06/2014 1:14:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2014 | Vicki Needham
    The head of the FBI said in an interview broadcast late Sunday that the U.S. is preparing for an imminent terrorist attack. FBI Director James Comey said the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, may still be working on a plan to hit the United States. Khorasan was working and may still be working on an effort to attack the United States or our allies, and looking to do it very, very soon, he said on CBSs 60 Minutes. I cant sit here and tell you whether its their plan is tomorrow or three weeks or three months...
  • DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: Core al Qaeda "Definitely" Not Gone, "Still Present" (Video)

    10/04/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Third Person · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | October 23 2014 | Bret Baier
    BRET BAIER: As you know, the administration has been engaged for several weeks in this rather public debate about the status of "core al Qaeda." And on September 23rd, Ben Rhodes told reporters that the Khorasan Group in Syria included core al Qaeda operatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan and made their way to Syria. Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said the Khorasan Group is merely affiliated with core al Qaeda. And on Wednesday you listed core al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan as one of several jihadist groups that threatens the U.S. That same day, the White House press...
  • Disclosures Pried From Government Strongly Suggest Terrorist Awlaki Was an Informant

    10/03/2014 9:30:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-2-14 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    New evidence pried from the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) proves the point I have posited here at Ordered Liberty: The federal government willfully intervened on behalf of al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki on October 10, 2002, undoing his arrest on felony fraud charges when he was detained at JFK International Airport in New York, and allowing him to walk away with a Saudi handler. As I argued over two years ago, the governments story to the contrary viz., that it was moved by sheer coincidence on the eve of Awlakis arrival to pull the plug...
  • Boko Haram video shows beheading of Nigeria pilot

    10/03/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 10/3/2014
    A new Boko Haram video shows the beheading of a man identified as the pilot of a missing Nigerian Air Force jet and burnt out parts of a plane the first indication that Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremist group has the capability to bring down aircraft. It also allegedly features Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, a man Nigeria's military twice has claimed to kill in 2009 and again last year. Two weeks ago the military said they had killed in battle a Shekau lookalike who had posed in the group's videos. "Here I am, alive and I will remain alive...
  • Somalia's al-Shabab 'withdrawing from key Barawe base'

    10/03/2014 8:56:39 AM PDT · by markomalley
    BBC ^ | 10/3/2014
    Al-Qaeda-aligned militants are withdrawing from their last major stronghold on Somalia's southern coast, residents in Barawe have told the BBC. They said that al-Shabab battle-wagons loaded with their weapons had been leaving since the morning. African Union forces and Somali government troops have been closing in on the town - an official says they are about 20km (12 miles) away. Barawe is in a strategic position 200km south of the capital. The African Union says the militants have been using it as a base to launch attacks on the capital, Mogadishu.
  • Nusra: we did not promise to stop executing hostages

    10/02/2014 12:53:27 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate the Nusra Front on Thursday denied that it pledged to stop executing Lebanese hostages being held near the northeast border town of Arsal and said it was not engaged in negotiations for their release. In a statement posted to Twitter, the jihadi group also said it had nothing to do with last month's kidnapping of Lebanese soldier Kamal Hujeiri, who was released earlier this week. What was recently mentioned by Lebanese media channels about our pledge to not kill any abducted soldier is untrue, the extremist group wrote in their statement. Lebanese officials on Wednesday said that...
  • Obama: Born-Again Idiot

    10/02/2014 7:07:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-2-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The quintessential question of Watergate was what did the President know and when did he know it? Obamagate, the vast scandal that encompasses an entire presidency, offers a preemptive answer. Obama didnt know anything and he never knew it. At least not until, like smuggling weapons to druglords, bugging journalists, IRSing his political enemies and killing vets, his right hand found out about what his left hand was doing from the morning paper. After skipping 58% of his daily intelligence briefings in Term 1 and 59% of them in Term 2, he went on 60 Minutes and blamed intelligence agencies...
  • Glenn Becks 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 its possible that the United States did it to help prop up the Iranian government in return for increased cooperation from Irans 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 Qaedas

    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 Doesnt 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 · 30 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 groups 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...