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  • Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack

    08/30/2016 10:36:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2016 1:03 PM EDT | Sam Hananel
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to halt the military commission trial of a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors. The 2-1 ruling said that Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri can’t challenge the commission’s authority to hear his case until after the proceeding has run its course. Al-Nashiri argued that military commissions only have authority over offenses that take place during an armed conflict. He said his actions were not war crimes because the U.S. was not officially at war with al-Qaida at the time of the attack. But...
  • Unfathomable heroics of airman left behind by SEAL Team 6

    08/28/2016 6:08:17 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 28 August 2016 | By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The United States could be on the verge of posthumously awarding its highest military honor to a soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan – and the news is stirring controversy. Sgt. John Chapman, an air force technician who was serving as a radioman for the elite SEAL Team 6 during mission in Afghanistan, died in fierce combat against Al Qaeda gunmen on an Afghan mountaintop on March 4, 2002. The Americans led a coalition of nations in the military effort to destroy Al Qaeda and the Taliban following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • Former Brigadier General: Obama's Briefer Told CENTCOM Official to Skew Intel on ISIS

    08/16/2016 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 15, 2016 | BYDEBRA HEINE
    A former brigadier general revealed on Fox News Monday some new information about the White House's role in U.S. Central Command's skewing of intelligence to downplay the threats of ISIS and Al Qaeda. Last week, a House Republican task force concluded in a 15-page report that U.S. military leaders altered intelligence reports "to paint a rosier picture" of the U.S.-led fight against ISIS than intelligence analysts believed was warranted. The report blamed “structural and management changes” at the intelligence directorate for the distortions, but stopped short of explaining WHY the changes were made. According to Defense News, "the problems followed...
  • ISIS Intel Was Cooked, House Panel Finds

    08/11/2016 6:37:07 AM PDT · by Enchante · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 9, 2016 | Nancy A. Youssef and Shane Harris
    A leading U.S. general pressured his intelligence analysts into playing down the ISIS and al Qaeda threats, according to a congressional task force. A House Republican task force has found that officials from the U.S. military’s Central Command altered intelligence reports to portray the U.S. fight against ISIS and al Qaeda in a more positive light than lower-level analysts believed was warranted by the facts on the ground, three officials familiar with the task force’s findings told The Daily Beast. A roughly 10-page report on the controversy is expected to be released by the end of next week, two officials...
  • Trump repeatedly accuses Obama of being the 'founder of ISIS'

    08/10/2016 11:32:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 10th 2016
    Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of establishing the Islamic State group that is wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities. A moment later on another topic, he referred to the president by his full legal name: Barack Hussein Obama. "In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama," Trump said during a raucous campaign rally outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "He is the founder of ISIS." He repeated the allegation three more times for emphasis. The Republican presidential nominee in the past has accused his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, of founding the militant group. As he...
  • General Allen’s Service to Al Qaeda’s Paymasters - A Badge of Shame

    08/03/2016 11:32:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | August 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. After two American soldiers were murdered by an Islamic terrorist in Afghanistan while a crowd of protesters shouted “Death to Americans” and “Death to Infidels”, General Allen visited his men. “There will be moments like this when you’re searching for the meaning of this loss. There will be moments like this when your emotions are governed by anger and a desire to strike back,” Allen pleaded. “Now is not the time for revenge, now is not the time for vengeance.”...
  • WikiLeaks Leaked Email: Hillary Supplied Cash, Weapons & Tanks to Al-Qaeda

    08/03/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 58 replies
    TruePundit ^ | August 3, 2016 | admin (unsourced)
    WikiLeaks Leaked Email: Hillary Supplied Cash, Weapons & Tanks to Al-Qaeda to Kill Gaddafi & Ship Weapons for Terror A confidential intelligence email obtained by True Pundit provides proof that President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton created a secret and illegal alliance between the United States and a faction of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization to ultimately assassinate Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi and distribute weapons to Middle Eastern terror groups, intelligence sources confirm. The March 2011 email, sent to Clinton’s private email server from intelligence consultant and long-time confidant Sidney Blumenthal, provides devastating overt and covert revelations of how...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Debacle: Arming Jihadists in Libya . . . and Syria

    08/03/2016 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | August 2, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Looking ahead to the next installment of e-mails from WikiLeaks As U.S. armed forces attack ISIS in Libya, WikiLeaks is poised to remind us that ISIS is in Libya — indeed, that ISIS is ISIS — thanks to disastrous policies championed by Hillary Clinton as President Obama’s secretary of state. Also raised, yet again, is the specter of Mrs. Clinton’s lying to Congress and the American people — this time regarding a matter some of us have been trying for years to get answers about: What mission was so important the United States kept personnel in the jihadist hellhole of...
  • Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from

    08/01/2016 7:37:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 107 replies
    truepundit ^ | 8/01/16 | by admin - truepundit
    ""Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from Benghazi to Al-Qaeda in Syria"" Wikileaks has promised to release documents linking Hillary Clinton to knowingly supplying Syria with weapons from her state department. That disclosure could come in any number of days, sources said. True Pundit, however, has already unearthed the documentation. The Intel provides official confirmation of what has been rumored for years: President Obama, his White House, and Hillary Clinton and her State Department knew that weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. Those “rebels” were largely al Qaeda and...
  • Hillary Clinton will reset Syria policy against 'murderous' Assad regime

    07/29/2016 1:46:59 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 44 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Ruth Sherlock
    Hillary Clinton will order a "full review" of the United States' strategy on Syria as a "first key task" of her presidency, resetting the policy to emphasise the "murderous" nature of the Assad regime, foreign policy adviser with her campaign has said. <-SNIP-> Speaking on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention, Mr Bash, who is advising the party's presidential nominee, said a Clinton administration would seek to bring "moral clarity" to the US strategy on the Syrian crises. <-SNIP-> Mr Bash describes a foreign policy more hawkish than that of the current administration. He said there were a "lot...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How Hillary Clinton Mainstreamed Al-Qaeda Fundraiser Abdurahman Alamoudi

    07/27/2016 5:51:32 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-27-16 | PATRICK POOLE
    Right now, prisoner #47042-083, Abdurahman Alamoudi, sits in his cell in a federal prison in Ashland, Kentucky. It's a long way down from being one of Hillary Clinton's favorite colleagues. Alamoudi organized White House events during the Bill Clinton administration. Under Hillary's supervision, he held official positions: Alamoudi was strategically placed at the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department. That is, until he was arrested and convicted in a bizarre Libyan intelligence/al-Qaeda assassination plot to kill the Saudi crown prince. Later, he was identified by the Treasury Department as an Al-Qaeda fundraiser who had operated inside the United...
  • Osama bin Laden's son threatens revenge against U.S.

    07/10/2016 7:50:00 AM PDT · by granite · 56 replies
    The Associated Press CTVNews.ca ^ | Published Sunday, July 10, 2016 8:03AM EDT | The Associated Press
    BEIRUT -- Al-Qaida's media arm has released an audio in which the purported son of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatens revenge against the U.S. for assassinating his father.
  • Iraq's Former Nuclear Chief Hamza Tries to Convince Illinois Wesleyan Students of Need for Iraq War

    04/04/2003 8:58:33 AM PST · by Tom Pain · 13 replies · 697+ views
    Ex-Iraqi official touts war Iraq's former nuclear chief speaks at IWU By Kelly Josephsen Pantagraph Staff BLOOMINGTON -- Khidhir Hamza was a member of the Iraqi elite -- part of Saddam Hussein's inner circle and the top official in the country's nuclear weapons program. Yet he and millions like him left their native land because they saw no hope. "We gave up," Hamza said. Now, Hamza is preparing to go back to Iraq in a month. His return will probably be during wartime, and he goes back a defector who had to escape through the mountains of Turkey in 1994....
  • Al Nusra Front officially splits from Al Qaida

    07/25/2016 7:52:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Sami Moubayed
    Al Nusra Front officially splits from Al Qaida Group hopes to evade a new cooperation pact between the US and Russia, aimed at annihilating Al Qaida Published: 15:35 July 25, 2016 Gulf News Sami Moubayed, Correspondent Beirut: Abu Mohammad Al Golani, commander of Al Nusra Front, will make a public statement later today announcing his departure from Al Qaida. His new group will be named Jabhat Fateh Al Sham (Sham Liberation Front). By doing so the group hopes to evade a new cooperation pact between the US and Russia, aimed at annihilating Al Qaida operatives on the Syrian battlefield. Originally...
  • Hannity Played the Sheila Macvicar 1999 ABC News Report: TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR

    10/08/2004 5:29:04 PM PDT · by christie · 18 replies · 2,329+ views
    Hannity and Radio America ^ | January 14, 1999 | ABC News
    . Sean played this segment of the TV show TARGET AMERICA: THE TERRORIST WAR which is available on an MP3 file. http://www.radioamerica.org/audio/MR_ABC-Osama-Hussein-connections.mp3This was part of a "Crime and Justice" show originally aired January 14, 1999 on ABC News with John Miller, John McWethy, Sheila Macvica, and Cynthi McFadden. Here is the transcript of the segment on the MP3. This is just a small portion of the show. In Germany, Mamdouh Salim, alleged to be a key military advisor and believed to be privy to bin Laden's most secret projects, is also apprehended. The U.S. government alleges he was under secret...
  • Bin Laden and Iraq

    07/15/2003 5:43:03 PM PDT · by Mia T · 48 replies · 11,297+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 14, 2003 | Anonymous
    Bin Laden and IraqBy AnonymousFrontPageMagazine.com | July 14, 2003 I decided to look back to 1999 to see what links there may have been between Saddam and OBL. I found hundreds of articles. Here are condensed summaries of some of the more relevant ones.ÝÝI wonder why no one is talking about these articles and links today. - - - - - The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), December 28, 1999. Iraq tempts bin Laden to attack West Exclusive. By: Ian Bruce, Geopolitics Editor. THE world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, has been offered sanctuary in Iraq if his worldwide terrorist...
  • The Senate’s final act before recess? More immigration from the Middle East!

    07/15/2016 2:21:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    conservative review ^ | July 14, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    our political class is still violating our sovereignty and security with endless migrants from the Middle East. We have so many emergencies within our national security apparatus and military that can and should be addressed within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), yet the GOP-Senate chose to focus on more immigration as their final act before recess. The Senate passed the Shaheen, D-N.H. (F, 2%) motion to instruct the conference committee negotiating the House-Senate differences in the NDAA to authorize a potentially unlimited amount Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for Afghanis. Only 12 Republicans opposed the motion, which is non-binding, but...
  • BREAKING: Heavy black smoke over Eiffel Tower as fire erupts after Nice terror attacks

    07/14/2016 3:52:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 179 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 14th July 2016 | Tom Evans
    BREAKING: Heavy black smoke over Eiffel Tower as fire erupts after Nice terror attacks PLUMES of black smoke have engulfed the Eiffel Tower amid ongoing chaos in France. By Tom Evans / Published 14th July 2016
  • Jihadists' Computers '80 Percent' Full of Porn, Ex-Official Says

    07/14/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 14, 2016 | Lee Ferran Close Follow on Twitter More from Lee ELY BROWN James Gordon Meek JUSTIN FISHEL
    Computers belonging to Islamic extremists and recovered by coalition troops are often chock-full of pornography, according to a former top U.S. intelligence official. In his new book, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, writes that extremists in al-Qaeda and specifically the al-Qaeda branch in Iraq that became ISIS were "sick, psychopathic foes." “We were facing a despicable foe, one who would rape and pillage women and children, boys and girls, behead for fun, all while watching pornography on their laptops,” Flynn writes, after describing U.S. efforts in Iraq in the mid-2000s. “In fact,...
  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • Terror Plot In Tampa; CAIR Defends Suspect

    01/10/2012 7:35:00 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1-10-12 | IPT News
    “We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?” Sami Osmakac, a 25-year-old immigrant who plotted a suicide terror attack in Tampa,told a confidential informant. When the informer tried once more to dissuade him from his plans, by asking whether he wanted to get married and have children, Osmakac replied that he would build his family in Paradise. Osmakac was arrested Saturday night, after receiving nonfunctioning guns and explosives from the FBI and making a martyrdom video. Although he initially planned to blow up a car bomb outside of Tampa’s nightlife district of Ybor City, he altered...
  • Trouble’s brewing for us in the Maldives {Islam rising}

    07/12/2016 1:21:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 10 July 2016 | Parul Chandra
    With the island-nation being radicalised, thanks to Saudi funds and influence, India can no longer afford to be a spectator As the strategically important Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives continues its descent into political anarchy with democratic institutions facing an unabated onslaught under the authoritarian regime of President Abdulla Yameen, India can no longer afford to be a mere spectator. India has, for some time, chosen to maintain a studied silence on what’s happening in this troubled tourists’ paradise. But with both China and Pakistan stepping up their strategic inroads into the Maldives, coupled with Saudi Arabia pumping in...
  • ISIS Warning: Dhaka Attack will 'Repeat and Repeat and Repeat' Until Sharia Goes Global

    07/05/2016 5:19:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 5, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    ISIS warned today of more attacks like the cafe assault in Bangladesh in a new video stating that the terror group's method was "just a glimpse" of what's to come. The video opens with Fox News commentary from terrorism analyst Sebastian Gorka as news unfolded of the Friday attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gorka lists recent attacks linked to ISIS, adding, "The world is on fire." The ISIS video cuts to CNN coverage of the Russian Metrojet crash in the Sinai last Oct. 31, which the terror group previously said it took down with a bomb...
  • Al-Qaida leader: 'grave consequences' for US if Boston bomber executed

    07/01/2016 3:38:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/1/2016
    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned the US of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed. Tsarnaev, named in Zawahiri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection last year for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev committed the bombing with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police in the manhunt that followed it. “If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim,” Zawahri said in an online video, “[it]...
  • Al Qaeda, liberals and psyops (vanity)

    06/29/2016 11:44:46 PM PDT · by Crucial · 5 replies
    6/28/2016 | Myself
    Al Qaeda has recently said that lone wolf jihadists should not kill minorities and gays, only whites lest Muslims be accused of hate crimes amd the American federal government will have to take full responsibility. This statement is breathtaking in its many implications. First, it establishes that Muslim extremists who want to kill Americans don't care about the color of the people they murder except in respect to how much sympathy killing them will engender. So really, minorities aren't safe when Al Qaeda decides it's time to drop the pretense and deliver particularly deadly atracks meant to cripple the United...
  • Olympic Countdown: Al Qaeda Terrorist Released from Gitmo to Uruguay Sneaked into Brazil, Where...

    06/28/2016 11:15:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 28, 2016
    Full title: Olympic Countdown: Al Qaeda Terrorist Released from Gitmo to Uruguay Sneaked into Brazil, Whereabouts Unknown With the summer Olympics just a few weeks away in Brazil, a veteran Al Qaeda operative released from Guantanamo to Uruguay has gone missing and authorities in Latin America believe he sneaked into Brazil after being denied legal entry. The Islamic terrorist’s name is Jihad Ahmad Diyab an in late 2014 President Obama sent him to Uruguay along with five fellow Gitmo inmates as part of a misguided plan to shut down the U.S. military prison at the Naval base in southeast Cuba....
  • Blueprint for Islamic caliphate by 2020

    06/26/2016 7:44:22 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Counter-Jihad Report ^ | Mar 15, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Back in 2005, Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein published al-Qaida’s manifesto. In his book, he outlined al-Qaida’s seven-point plan over a 20-year period: “An Islamic Caliphate in Seven Easy Steps.” Ten years later, we can see how al-Qaida and other Islamic jihad groups have followed this plan to the letter – with remarkable success, thanks to the weakness, fecklessness and willful ignorance of Western leaders.
  • Al Qaeda: Orlando Shooter Should Have Targeted Whites

    06/26/2016 12:55:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | JOSH MEYER
    An al Qaeda franchise is praising Orlando gunman Omar Mateen — but chiding him for targeting gay Latinos instead of straight whites. A snarky public statement purportedly released by Inspire, the online magazine of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, says that by mowing down 49 people at a gay nightclub full of Latinos instead of setting his sights on a crowd of "Anglo-Saxons," Mateen muddled his message. As a result, media coverage focused on whether Mateen was driven by hatred of gays — even though he professed allegiance to ISIS, and not its rival al Qaeda, in a 911...
  • Russia planes pound Aleppo as Syria army closes in

    06/26/2016 4:07:31 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | AFP
    Aleppo (Syria) (AFP) - Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded rebel-held areas of divided second city Aleppo on Saturday as government forces closed in on the rebels' sole remaining supply line, a monitoring group said. An AFP correspondent in the rebel-held east of the city said the air strikes lasted throughout the night into the morning. Aleppo, which was Syria's commercial and manufacturing hub before civil war broke out in 2011, has been a key battleground ever since rebels seized eastern neighbourhoods of the city the following year. A two-day truce brokered by Moscow and Washington earlier this month in a...
  • Watchdog Accuses State Department of Slow-Rolling Release of Chelsea Clinton Emails

    06/23/2016 4:20:50 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2016 | Alana Goodman
    Citizens United: 'The public has a right to inspect these emails before November' A watchdog group asked a federal court on Thursday to order the State Department to expedite its release of Chelsea Clinton-related records, arguing that at the current rate it would take the department 38 years to produce all the documents. Citizens United has been suing the State Department to turn over correspondence between department officials and Chelsea Clinton, who used the pseudonym “Diane Reynolds” in many of her emails. It is also asking for emails between State Department officials and the Clinton family’s long-time aides Amitabh Desai,...
  • WH Benghazi emails have different quotes than earlier reported

    05/07/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 40 replies
    Cbs ^ | May 16, 2013 | Major garrett
    ... On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation." But it turns out that in the actual email, Rhodes did not mention the State Department. It read: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation." Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an email written by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. The Republican version quotes Nuland...
  • Egypt: US Playing 'Double Game' in War on Terror

    03/26/2015 9:23:24 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies
    CBN News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM -- Egypt is now on the front lines of the battle against ISIS, and some of its leaders are making new accusations about the Obama administration's war on terror. They accuse the United States of playing a double game, fighting terrorists abroad while meeting with them at home. A recent White House meeting between President Barack Obama and Muslim leaders sent shockwaves through the Middle East, specifically in Israel and Egypt. The cause of the uproar: the group included leaders with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. "We just don't understand because we know the history of the Muslim Brothers,"...
  • FBI dropped 2013 investigation into Orlando shooter--deciding his co-workers were anti-Muslim bigots

    06/14/2016 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    'Marginalized because of his Muslim faith' Brace yourself, because your blood’s about to boil. According to Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, the FBI performed a thorough 10-month investigation of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen. As Herridge reports, “He told his co-workers that he had family connections to Al Qaeda, that he was a member of a Shia terrorism organization, and that he hoped law enforcement would raid his home and assault his wife so that he could then retaliate and martyr himself.” Here’s the really bad part:
  • CIA Director John Brennan: ISIS hasn’t been diminished - now bigger than Al Qaeda at its peak

    06/16/2016 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/16 | Robert Laurie
    JV Team 'infiltrating refugee flows' If you believe the administration boilerplate, you would think Obama’s “J.V. Team” has been all but decimated. At various times the President has claimed that ISIS has been operationally, financially, and territorially diminished, and he regularly paints a picture of a terrorist organization on the verge of total collapse. Anyone with even the most feeble understanding of global events knew that was complete B.S., but it’s the manure the administration has been shoveling. Now, sadly, CIA Director John Brennan has testified that it is, in fact, hogwash. Whatever territorial gains we’ve made have had little...
  • FBI monitors Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat at Masjid Al-Falah Queens New York

    09/15/2009 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 695+ views
    Bill Warner - blog ^ | July 11, 2009 | Posted by Bill Warner
    SNIPPET: "The Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) name has come up before in connection with terrorism plots, including the October 2002 Portland Seven and the September 2002 Lackawanna Six cases in the United States, as well as the August 2006 plot to bomb airliners en route from London to the United States, the July 7, 2005, London Underground bombings and the July 2007 attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland. Over the past several years we also have received several queries about TJ from U.S. law enforcement officials who are concerned about the group’s presence and activities in the United States. U.S....
  • Italy prosecutors seek extradition of CIA agents (who are accused of kidnapping terrorist)

    11/11/2005 11:21:55 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 947+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 11, 2005 | Phil Stewart
    ROME, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors have requested the extradition of 22 suspected CIA agents over the kidnapping of a terrorism suspect who was grabbed off a street in 2003 and taken abroad, a senior judicial source said on Friday. The request is now before Justice Minister Roberto Castelli, who can decide to make a formal request to the United States to pursue the case, said the source, who spoke on the condition that he remain anonymous. "The general prosecutor's office has requested the extradition," the well-placed source said. Prosecutors in the northern city of Milan believe that the...
  • FBI: Florida Gunman 'Tied' to Hezbollah

    06/13/2016 7:42:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 14 June 2016
    The Orlando gunman who killed at least 50 and wounded many more, claimed to be loyal to a number of loyalist groups who are on opposing sides in the battlefield including Hezbollah and ISIS, US newspaper the Los Angeles Times reported. Omar Mateen called 911 to say he was attacking the LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, swearing allegiance with ISIS. The FBI's Director James Comey told the newspaper that since 2013 Mateen is known to have made a series elaborate claims linking his relatives to the Sunni terror network Al-Qaeda, while also claiming to have been a...
  • Under Clinton State Dept. Blocked Investigation Into Orlando Killers Mosque

    06/13/2016 11:16:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    Crusader Journel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Staff
    It is being (reported) that the United States Department of State, while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, blocked investigations into the Mosque that was attended by Omar Mateen, the Islamic terrorist that carried out the worst mass shooting in United States history at a Orlando nightclub on Sunday morning. According to the recent reporting Hillary Clinton’s State Department did not investigate the Orlando killers Mosque because it “unfairly singled out Muslims.” Which is more staggering proof that the lefts ideology of political correctness is indirectly leading to innocent citizens being murdered.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Top Gazan Jihadist Claims Orlando Shooter Was Terror Group Member

    06/12/2016 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12,2016 | Aaron Klien
    TEL AVIV – A top Islamic State-tied jihadist in the Gaza Strip claimed in an interview on Sunday that he “knows” that Omar Mateen, the Orlando club shooter, was a member of a terrorist organization. Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a Salafist movement senior official in the Gaza Strip, claimed he was told that Mateen was a member of one of the groups that fall under the jihadiya Salafiya franchise, meaning the network of loosely-based Salafist jihadist groups such as the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, and the Al Nusra Front. Ansari made the claim in a pre-recorded interview to air in full tonight...
  • Pakistan: US drone strike violated sovereignty

    05/22/2016 1:36:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Pakistan said the United States drone strike that reportedly killed a Taliban leader violated its sovereignty, The Guardian reported . Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in an airstrike on Saturday in Pakistan, CNN confirmed , according to sources within al Qaeda and the Taliban. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Obama. But Pakistan said Sunday the U.S. government didn't tell Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of its plans ahead of the strike. “This is a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty,” Sharif told reporters in London, according to The Guardian. The Guardian reported that the American government...
  • U.S. drones strike at Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan

    05/21/2016 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.
  • Afghan Taliban Sources Confirm Death of Leader

    05/22/2016 8:32:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    Senior Afghan Taliban sources on Sunday confirmed the death of their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan, adding a shura or council is underway to decide his successor. “I can say with good authority that Mullah Mansour is no more,” a senior Taliban source told AFP. Mansour’s death was confirmed by two other senior figures, who said the group’s top leaders were gathering in Quetta to name their future chief. Earlier, Reuters quoted a US official as saying that Mansour was “likely killed” along with another combatant.
  • US Asks Russia to Not Hit Nusra Front (al-Qaeda) in Syria, Moscow Says

    06/03/2016 10:34:14 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 48 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 3, 2016, 4:17 PM ET | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    Russia's foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, but the U.S. insisted Friday that it only wants Russia to carefully select it targets to avoid hitting civilians and legitimate opposition groups. Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has long insisted that the moderate, U.S.-backed opposition groups should leave the areas occupied by Nusra. He said in televised remarks that Russia and the U.S. have engaged in close dialogue on how to secure a cease-fire in Syria, but added that fighting the Islamic State group and Nusra should be a top...
  • #Russia resumes its airstrikes vs #AlQaeda in #Syria, near #Turkey border

    05/28/2016 9:39:28 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    twitter.com/moscow_ghos ^ | 8:15 AM - 27 May 2016 | @moscow_ghost
    #Russia resumes its airstrikes vs #AlQaeda in #Syria, near #Turkey border#WarOnTerrorhttps://t.co/U0sFA3V8cn pic.twitter.com/uVUc6gO2Vq— маяковский (@moscow_ghost) May 27, 2016
  • Syrian rebel whose group is linked to al Qaida visited U.S.

    05/24/2016 1:28:11 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 3 replies
    mclatchy dc ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hannah Allam
    A senior figure from a Syrian rebel group with links to al Qaida was allowed into the United States for a brief visit, raising questions about how much the Obama administration will compromise in the search for partners in the conflict. Labib al Nahhas, foreign affairs director for the Islamist fighting group Ahrar al Sham, spent a few days in Washington in December, according to four people with direct knowledge of the trip and who spoke on condition of anonymity. His previously undisclosed visit is a delicate matter for both sides – the conservative Salafist insurgents risk their credibility with...
  • Russia Urges Joint Action With US Against Syria's Al-Qaida

    05/20/2016 1:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | AP
    The Russian defense minister proposed on Friday that Russia and the U.S.-led coalition launch joint action against al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front. A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said no agreement on such action has been made with Russia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Moscow had proposed to Washington that the coalition call on all factions eager to abide by a cease-fire in Syria to leave the areas where the al-Qaida branch is active by May 25. Then Russia and the U.S.-led coalition could conduct joint strikes against the Nusra Front and any other...
  • Top Pakistan nuclear scientists in Taliban Custody

    03/08/2007 10:53:04 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 8 replies · 1,189+ views
    Zee News ^ | March 6 2007
    Two top nuclear scientists of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) are currently in Taliban custody. The two were working at PAEC’s facility in North West Frontier Province. Zee News investigations reveal that the two scientists were kidnapped about six months ago. To avoid international embarrassment Pakistan Government has kept this information under wraps. According to information available with Zee News, nuclear scientists have been kidnapped by Taliban at the behest of Al-Qaeda.
  • Al Qaeda Publishes Another “Inspire” Magazine; Here’s What It Says

    05/16/2016 7:22:48 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 16 May 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has just published its latest issue of Inspire magazine. It contains some items of particular interest and concern to Westerners: • AQAP is now advising Muslims in the West to target people in their homes. • They suggest using technology to plan home assassinations, such as Google Earth, small drones and cameras. • The magazine contains new detailed instructions on new types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) inside of books, attached to automobiles with magnets and attached to doors in homes. • AQAP calls on “Knife Revolutionaries” to conduct knife attacks specifically on Americans,...
  • Al-Qaeda in New 'Inspire' Issue: Clock Boy 'Even Inspired Us in a Way'

    05/16/2016 5:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 16, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    (Screen shot from AQAP's Inspire magazine issue 15) Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's new issue of Inspire magazine includes a shout out to the "Clock Boy" while slamming President Obama's programs to counter violent extremism. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested at his Texas high school in 2015 for bringing a homemade clock to school encased in what resembled a small briefcase. The device was seized by his English teacher and the cops were called. He was not charged with any crime. "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to...
  • U.S. and allies ready to help arm Libyan forces against Islamic State

    05/16/2016 12:39:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    they are considering arming and training the new unity government in Libya so it can fight the spread of terrorist groups in the country and counter the smuggling of migrants to Europe. In a joint communique following a lengthy meeting on ways to rein in chaos in Libya, the diplomats said they would support Libya’s request to be exempted from a United Nations embargo that was put in place five years ago to keep arms out of the hands of Islamist militants and rival militias locked in a power struggle. Other parts of the embargo would be reinforced, the communique...