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  • Details on the Demise of Adnan El Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Jihadi from Florida

    11/26/2015 12:57:45 PM PST · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    Adnan El Shukrijumah was one of America’s most wanted terrorists until he was killed by the Pakistani army almost a year ago. Linked below is an article outlining what led to his demise–he was essentially turned in by another Jihadi. What we would like to point out as particularly interesting is the fact that his father was the imam at a local mosque in Miramar, Florida and claims to have no idea how his son could have found his way to Al Qaeda. This is a recurring theme and one that we ignore too much in the U.S. Shukrijumah finds...

    11/25/2015 8:07:06 PM PST · by xzins · 23 replies
    FRONTPAGE ^ | November 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Politicians and the media can't stop bleating about all the "multi-layered vetting" that will keep any of the 10,000 Syrian migrants that Obama wants to bring to America in just one year from being terrorists. Even though polls show that between 13% to 30% of Syrian refugees support ISIS. (That's at least 1,300 ISIS supporters entering America in just one year.) Here's how well refugee vetting works. Senator Jeff Sessions has a list of some refugees in this country turned terrorists. It's a recent list and there were 8 refugees indicted in one month. In February 2015, Abdinassir Mohamud Ibrahim,...
  • 'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigade

    11/24/2015 3:26:44 PM PST · by wtd · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Alster
    'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigadeHAIFA, Israel – A recent suicide bombing in southern Syria shows the rivalry between Al Qaeda and ISIS is more than just a contest to see who can kill the most infidels -- the groups are using classic terror techniques on each other. The Nov. 15 bombing came at a top-level meeting of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, a key ISIS militia known for its bloody and vicious hold over parts of the Golan Heights. Six of the group’s top men were killed, including Muhammad "Abu Ali" al-Baridi,...
  • Al Qaeda has not been neutralized

    11/21/2015 2:36:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 20 November 2015 | Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn
    Secretary of State John Kerry believes that al Qaeda’s “top leadership” has been “neutralize[d]” as “an effective force.” A brief look at al Qaeda's position throughout the globe tells a different story. Dozens of senior al Qaeda terrorists, including of course Osama bin Laden, have been eliminated. But al Qaeda is not a simple top-down terrorist group that can be entirely vanquished by killing or detaining select key leaders. It is a paramilitary insurgency organization that is principally built for waging guerilla warfare. Terrorism is a part of what al Qaeda does, but not nearly all. And a key reason...
  • John Kerry: We neutralized al-Qaeda and will do so faster to ISIS

    11/20/2015 11:07:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The poor timing of Obama administration declarations continues today. Last night, Secretary of State John Kerry tried to bolster confidence in Barack Obama’s ISIS strategy by drawing a parallel to the fight against al-Qaeda and ask for just a little more patience. Kerry declared that the US had “neutralized them as an effective force,” and that the US was on track to do the same to ISIS even more quickly:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO We’re confident that if we stay steady, and our heads in thinking creatively but also being strog and committed to our fundamental value, we’re...
  • Al Qaeda has not been neutralized

    11/20/2015 10:54:07 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 1 replies
    The Long Way Journal / Weekly Standard ^ | 11/20/15 | Bill Roggio and Thomas Jocelyn
    Editor’s note: This article was originally published at The Weekly Standard. Secretary of State John Kerry believes that al Qaeda’s “top leadership” has been “neutralize[d]” as “an effective force.” He made the claim while discussing the administration’s strategy, or lack thereof, for combating the Islamic State, which is al Qaeda’s jihadist rival. Kerry believes that the US. and its allies can finish off the Islamic State quicker than al Qaeda. There’s just one problem: It is not true that al Qaeda or its top leaders have been “neutralize[d].” Dozens of senior al Qaeda terrorists, including of course Osama bin Laden,...
  • 170 hostages in Mali luxury hotel

    11/20/2015 1:00:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 197 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Muslim terrorists opened fire on an upscale hotel on Friday in the city of Bamako, the capital of the western African state of Mali. The jihadists used automatic weapons according to security sources, and apparently have taken people hostage in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Some reports indicate that at least three people have died in the attack. The luxury hotel, which has 190 rooms, is a popular site for Western officials according to French-language media. According to the French RFI radio, the attack was launched by three assailants who entered the hotel with diplomatic cars. Security forces have set up...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    11/18/2015 10:56:56 AM PST · by McGruff · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | JAMES GORDON and MEEK BRIAN ROSS
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. Both pleaded guilty to terror-connected charges after trying to acquire heavy weapons while in America's heartland. The 2013 ABC News investigation also revealed that several dozen other suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some who were believed to have targeted U.S. troops, may...
  • 7/7 mastermind is seized in Iraq

    04/27/2007 4:30:10 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 101 replies · 5,075+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 04/28/07 | ean ONeill, Tim Reid and Michael Evans
    The al-Qaeda leader who is thought to have devised the plan for the July 7 suicide bombings in London and an array of terrorist plots against Britain has been captured by the Americans. Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, a former major in Saddam Husseins army, was apprehended as he tried to enter Iraq from Iran and was transferred this week to the high-value detainee programme at Guantanamo Bay. Abd al-Hadi was taken into CIA custody last year, it emerged from US intelligence sources yesterday, in a move which suggests that he was interrogated for months in a ghost prison before being transferred...
  • St Maarten - funding terrorism?

    10/06/2007 10:26:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 669+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | October 06 2007 | Gijs van den Heuvel
    The Caribbean island of St Maarten - part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands - is an important centre for international drug trafficking. The island might also be involved in financing terrorism in the Middle East and Afghanistan. These are two conclusions reached in a confidential report about to be published by the Dutch Research and Documentation Centre (RDC). The report, "Organised crime and law enforcement on St. Maarten", is due to be presented to the Antillean Justice Minister David Dick on Monday, 8 October, but its conclusions are already common knowledge. The RDC itself has declined to comment until...
  • Barack Obama's Failed Containment Strategy

    11/18/2015 11:42:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 18, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    In his 2012 re-election campaign, President Obama repeatedly said that al-Qaeda's terrorist forces were "decimated" and we "had them on the run." But the events of the last few days demonstrated anew what we've known for a long time. Al-Qaeda metastasized into larger terrorist groups that have grown stronger and more deadly striking at the heart of Europe, blowing up a Russian passenger jet in Egypt, and plotting right now to attack America. Obama, who won a second term to a large degree on his naive victory claim, had misjudged the powerful reach of the Islamist death squads that have...
  • ICYMI: Sen. Cruz: The Refugee Flow Out of Syria Must Be Treated as a National Security Risk

    11/17/2015 8:33:47 AM PST · by Isara · 7 replies ^ | November 16, 2015
    In September, sent letter to department heads requesting information on policies admitting Syrian refugees to the U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in September sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Secretary of State John Kerry, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey. In his letter, Sen. Cruz shared grave concerns regarding the Administration’s intent to import tens of thousands of individuals from Syria and elsewhere who have not been properly vetted for ties to ISIS, al Qaeda, al Nusra and other radical Islamic terrorist groups. “In the current...
  • Two Days After Paris Attack Obama Administration Transfers Five GITMO Detainees To The UAE

    11/16/2015 8:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Two weeks ago, White House National Security adviser Susan Rice said during an interview that officials in the Obama administration would "die trying" to close Guantanamo Bay prison, something President Obama promised to do during his 2008 presidential campaign. Last summer we saw the exchange of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl (someone Rice said served with "honor and distinction") for five top Taliban commanders. Now, just two days after ISIS carried out the worst terror attack in France since World War II, the Obama administration has transferred five more detainees to the United Arab Emirates.The Department of Defense announced late Sunday...
  • 1999 Report Warned of Suicide Hijack

    05/17/2002 10:14:31 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 93 replies · 564+ views
    AP/The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 17, 2002 12:57PM | John Solomon
    WASHINGTON Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other government building. "Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House," the September 1999 report said. The report, entitled the "Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?," described the suicide hijacking as one of several possible retribution...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 1,415+ views ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe

    11/15/2015 9:57:57 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    World 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe 12/11/2015 BARCELONA, Spain - Radical Kurdish cleric "Mullah Krekar" and 14 other Iraqi Kurds were arrested across Europe on Thursday in a coordinated police swoop on Islamist militants planning attacks, Italian media reported. The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the suspects were arrested in countries across Europe in collaboration with police from Italy, the UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. A non-Kurd, a man from Kosovo, was also arrested. Among the suspects picked up for links to the Islamic State group (ISIS), seven were arrested in Italy, four...
  • Hollande: 'We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless'

    11/13/2015 7:52:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 168 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    French President Francois Hollande promised early Saturday morning that France would respond to terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people with a "pitiless" war against the group responsible. "We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless," he said at the Bataclan, the site of one of the attacks, according to the Guardian. "Because when terrorists are capable of committing such atrocities, they must be certain that they are facing a determined France, a united France, a France that is together and does not let itself be moved, even if today we express infinite sorrow," Hollande added....
  • Al Zawahiri, on 9/10/12, called on Libyans to attack Americans

    05/06/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2012 | Paul Cruickshank
    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri again referenced the Benghazi, Libya, attack in an audio tape posted on jihadist websites last week, in remarks that, like all his statements, were immediately carefully scrutinized by counter-terrorism analysts searching for clues about the terrorist networks operations. Al-Zawahiri had called for Americans to be targeted in Libya the day before the diplomatic mission was attacked, leading to speculation that al Qaedas leadership in Pakistan had some sort of role or influence in the attack.
  • Unbelievably detailed Benghazi article from 2 days after attack

    05/01/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT · by cubs25 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/13/2012 | Nic Robertson
    (CNN) -- A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior Libyan member of the terror group. The group suspected to be behind the assault -- the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades -- first surfaced in May when it claimed responsibility...
  • Al-Qaida terror boss caught on migrant boat

    11/09/2015 6:48:11 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 11/09/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Tunisian Ben Nasr Mehdi was discovered Oct. 4 attempting to infiltrate Italy on a boat with 200 other migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea Warnings about terrorists infiltrating the ranks of the Muslim boat people washing ashore daily on Europe's beaches are no longer just warnings. For the second time in the past few months, a known terrorist with direct ties to an international terror organization has been caught trying to enter Italy posing as an asylum seeker.
  • Ted Cruz Is Right: The Muslim Brotherhood Is a Terrorist Organization (Andrew McCarthy)

    11/07/2015 7:18:02 AM PST · by Isara · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 7, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    "The Muslim Brotherhood youth in Egypt reject any form of violence." So said Rachid Ghannouchi, who - you'll no doubt be stunned to hear - heads up the Muslim Brotherhood's Tunisian branch, Ennahda. Naturally, Ghannouchi gave his Egyptian confederates a clean bill of health while speaking as an invited guest of the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington. He is a master of the Brotherhood game, consulted by the State Department and a bipartisan Beltway clerisy ever on the hunt for that elusive "moderate Islamist." He is an Islamic supremacist who knows he can worm his way into Washington's heart...
  • 2 Indian brothers indicted in US for supporting Al Qaeda [Muslims]

    11/05/2015 4:50:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies India News ^ | Friday, November 6, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Two Indian brothers are among four men who have been indicted by a US federal court on charges of providing material support to slain Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, prosecutors said. The two Indians are Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 37, and his brother Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 36. The other two are Asif Ahmed Salim, 35, and his brother Sultane Room Salim, 40. All four men have been indicted on one count of conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists, one count of providing material support and resources to terrorists and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice....
  • Al Qaeda confirms death of ‘Khorasan’ military emir

    11/03/2015 10:06:09 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 1 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | 11/03/2015 | Bill Roggio
    Al Qaeda confirmed that the US killed its military commander for the "Khorasan," or Afghanistan and Pakistan, in a drone strike in Waziristan in early 2014. Sufyan al Maghribi, a Moroccan who served as the group's military chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is one of many unknown al Qaeda leaders who "work in silence and leave in silence," according to a prominent jihadist who reported his death one year ago. Maghribi was also a contributor to the jihadist group’s Vanguards of Khorasan magazine. Maghribi's death was confirmed in a message released yesterday by al Qaeda that featured Ayman al Zawahiri....
  • Germans Panic As Muslims March Through City THIS IS OUR FUTURE (VIDEO)

    10/28/2015 2:07:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    Germans Panic As Muslims March Through City for Ashura Holiday ** 162,700 new migrants entered the Bavarian region of Germany so far this month. 170,000 new migrants entered Bavaria last month. This is the future progressive immigration policies are bringing to Europe today and the United States tomorrow. In the video below, you can hear German women talking about Islamists marching through their town. Their voices and words display panic and fear: Transcript via Breitbart: I thought I was the only one whos in a bad mood because of this. None of us want this. Were all scared. What is...
  • Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference:Jamestown Foundation December 8 830-4PM

    10/27/2015 2:40:05 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 9 replies
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 10/27/2015 | Jamestown Foundation
    Ninth Annual Terrorism Conference: The War in Syria, Islamic State and the Changing Landscape of Asymmetric Threats Tuesday, December 8, 2015 8:30 A.M.4:00 P.M. The University Club of Washington, D.C. Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor) 1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 **Please note that the dress code for this event is business attire or working uniform.
  • Al Qaeda appears moderate compared to Islamic State, veteran jihadist says

    10/26/2015 7:06:13 AM PDT · by Freemeorkillme · 11 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | 10/25/2015 | Thomas Jocelyn
    Jihadists in Syria have released the second edition of Al Risalah, an English-language magazine. The publication, which was distributed via social media earlier today, is a thinly-veiled piece of al Qaeda propaganda. It isnt officially published by the organization, but its al Qaeda messaging is obvious. Al Risalahs newest edition includes an interview with a jihadist known as Usama Hamza Australi, who is originally from Queensland, Australia. Ive been a member of Al Qaeda for approximately fourteen years since mid-2001 until today, Australi says. Im currently in Syria as a member of Al Qaeda Central (AQC), working on their...
  • The awaited Al Qaeda comeback in Syria--

    10/25/2015 9:31:02 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 21 replies
    Lisa Daftari's The Foreign Desk ^ | 10/26/15 | Lisa Daftari
    Syrian rebels loyal to the Al Qaeda terror organization, released the second edition of its English-language magazine, Al Risalah, Sunday. The rebels, who identify with the Nusra Front (NF), Al Qaedas local branch, leaked the magazine onto the social media sphere using the groups official Twitter account, which has still not been removed. The cover of the magazine reads, Victory loves preparation, and shows a jihadi wearing army gear with his face covered, holding two guns. Contents of the magazine include an interview with an Australian jihadi, ads for shotguns, a call to join the Nusra Front instead of the...
  • Al-Qaeda leader in Syria is killed in Aleppo in a 'devastating blow' to terror group

    10/24/2015 7:32:16 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 24, 2015 | Euan McLelland
    Al-Qaeda's leader in Syria has been killed, according to local reports. The al-Nusra Front, the Sunni Islamic jihadist militia fighting against Syrian Government forces in the civil war, confirmed Sheikh Abu Sulaiman Al Masri's death this morning. Images of his body, containing a bloody head wound, have been shared online.
  • But, Hillary, You Told Video Lie To Benghazi Dead Parents Before Sons' Caskets

    10/23/2015 9:02:52 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In a monumental display of self-serving chutzpah, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was there to testify before the Benghazi Select Committee to honor the service and memory of the four men killed in the terrorist attack. Then why, Madam Secretary, did you tell the parents of the dead as you and they stood in front of their sons caskets that you were going to get the maker of the video you blamed for their deaths?
  • Putin: U.S. backing terrorists in the Middle East

    10/22/2015 4:46:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/22/15 | Kellan Howell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin in a speech on Thursday accused the U.S. of backing terrorism and playing a double game in the Middle East. Speaking at the annual gathering of the Valdai Club, a group of Russian and international analysts and politicians, Mr. Putin said the U.S. had attempted to use certain terrorist groups for its own interest. Its always hard to play a double game: to declare a fight against terrorists, but at the same time try to use some of them to move the pieces on the Middle Eastern chessboard in your own favour, Mr. Putin said, the...
  • Intel expert: New docs confirm Hillary gun-running op (Benghazi)

    10/21/2015 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | October 21, 2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK As former Sectary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, new documentary evidence of a secret State Department gun-running operation is adding fuel to the controversy over the Department of Justice prosecution of arms dealer Marc Turi. A member of the independent Citizens Commission on Benghazi claims the publication Tuesday of new evidence that the State Department under Hillary Clintons leadership approved a California company to deliver arms to Libya with the goal of ousting Moammar Gadhafi exposes the hypocrisy of prosecuting Turi. Turi believed he also had State...
  • Top al Qaeda leader Sanafi al-Nasr killed in U.S. airstrike, Pentagon says

    10/18/2015 1:38:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/18/2015 | By Barbara Starr and Tim Hume
    The leader of an al Qaeda-linked group allegedly bent on attacking the West has been killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria, U.S. officials said Sunday. Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen whose real name is Abdul Mohsen Adballah Ibrahim al Charekh, was the highest-ranking member of the Khorasan Group -- a collection of veteran al Qaeda jihadis which had moved into Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement. He was killed in an airstrike in northwest Syria on Thursday, the statement said. Nasr, who was once al Qaeda's chief financial officer and had been designated a Specially...
  • Cruz: No More Nation Building [VIDEO]

    10/18/2015 8:47:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/2015 | Steve Guest
    Ted Cruz says that in Afghanistan, “I don’t believe we should be engaged in nation building.”Cruz, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, blasted Barack Obama’s Afghanistan decision, insisting, “It’s a recognition that what the President has been saying for years, that Al Qaeda is decimated was never true. That it was political spin.” “The reality is we live in an incredibly dangerous world and sadly the failures of the Obama/Clinton foreign policy have made the dangers greater,” Cruz claimed.Todd later asked Cruz, “If you become President though, you’re gonna keep this policy in place of keeping those troops there...
  • Trump blames Bush for 9/11... and he's right in some ways

    10/17/2015 5:58:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 197 replies
    Bush has been warned that Bin Laden was planning to attack the US On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That mornings presidential daily brief the top-secret document prepared by Americas intelligence agencies featured the now-infamous heading: Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S. A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal. In the aftermath of 9/11, Bush officials attempted to deflect criticismthat they had ignored C.I.A. warnings by saying they had not been told when...
  • Senior Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Syria Airstrike

    10/17/2015 12:40:23 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 25 replies
    RT ^ | October 17, 2015 | RT
    A senior leader from Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaedas branch in Syria, has been reportedly killed alongside two other members of the terrorist group in the province of Aleppo. Sanafi Al-Nasr, who was allegedly killed in an airstrike near the town of Dana, was Al-Qaedas senior strategist and an important power broker, the Iranian Fars news agency reports, citing jihadist sources close to the killed militant leader. Al-Nusra released several photos showing a car hit by an air strike along with several bodies of the dead militants, although their identities were not verified. However, jihadists claimed on social media that Al-Nasr had...
  • [Vanity] The so-called Free Syrian Army is Al-Nusra, the Syrian Branch of Al Qaeda

    10/17/2015 9:31:25 AM PDT · by pinochet · 9 replies
    The American media has been providing evidence since 2013, that the so-called Free Syrian Army and The Al-Nusra Front, are one and the same organization. Here is a Washington Times article from 2013: Al-Nusra Front, as the Washington Times makes clear, is the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda Have Al Qaeda now become the "moderates"? The so-called Syrian moderates belong to a movement that has killed more Americans than ISIS (Remember 911?) ISIS used to be the Iraqi branch of Al Qaeda, before they re-organized themselves into a new movement - ISIL/ISIS Both the Al-Nusra Front and ISIS want...
  • Saudis, ISIS, Al-Qaeda Agree: Time for Jihad Against Russia

    10/14/2015 6:07:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/15 | Mary Chastain
    The leader of al-Qaeda linked group al-Nusra Front is encouraging jihadists in the Caucasus to attack Russia. His call follows similar condemnation of Russia from rival jihadi group the Islamic State (ISIS) and a number of Saudi clerics. If the Russian army kills the people of Syria, then kill their people. And if they kill our soldiers, then kill their soldiers. An eye for an eye, declared Abu Mohamed al-Jolani. Russia began airstrikes on September 30. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the UN Security Council the government received a request from Assad to strike the rebels. Russia has stated...
  • "Insurgents" Shell Russian Embassy In Syria; Al-Qaeda Calls For Jihad Against Russian Civilians

    10/13/2015 7:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/13/2015 | Tyler Durden
    As the twin blasts that ripped through Ankara on Saturday underscore, being around large gatherings of people who are protesting (peacefully or otherwise) in public places can be dangerous if youre in a Mid-East war zone. Large crowds make for easy targets and as weve seen in Turkey, at least some governments seem to believe that inflicting casualties on civilians is a legitimate tool for shaping public opinion.With that in mind, consider that on Tuesday, insurgents hit the Russian embassy in Damascus as more than 300 people gathered to express their support for Moscows intervention in Syria. As AFP...
  • Putin Slams Obama on Syria: US Has 'Mush for Brains'

    10/13/2015 7:35:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13 Oct 2015
    President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed Washington for refusing to share intelligence with Russia on Syria, and accusing it of muddled thinking. "I believe some of our partners simply have mush for brains," Putin said, expressing some of his strongest criticism yet of Washington's handling of the Syrian crisis. Late last month Moscow launched a bombing campaign in Syria, saying it needed to target Islamic State jihadists before they cross into Russia, which has a large Muslim population. But Washington and its allies slammed Russia's intervention in the conflict, saying Moscow was also targeting Western-backed moderate rebels "Now, we often...
  • The Benghazi Scandal Grows (Long article)

    05/10/2013 6:01:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    TWS ^ | May 20, 2013 | Stephen Hayes
    CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policymakers could use to discuss the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But this new version​—​produced with input from senior Obama administration policymakers​—​was a shadow of the original. The original CIA talking points had been blunt: The assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi was a terrorist attack conducted by a large group of Islamic extremists, including...
  • Whistleblower: Terror Intel 'Grossly Thrown to the Side' by CENTCOM

    10/07/2015 10:44:31 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 14 replies
    Hannity ^ | October 7, 2015 | Hannity
    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class William Kotel said this was done in an attempt to paint a rosy picture of the coalition's efforts in the Middle East. "They left key information out of intelligence, such as attacks," Kotel said. "The idea was that Al Qaeda was decimated, so therefore it wasnt part of the threat analysis that should be submitted higher." Kotel said that is very critical information that is important to the nation's safety and security. "The chain of command and higher don't see a clear picture if we leave intelligence out, especially about attacks and any kind of...
  • NY Times: The Taliban's new leader is a Pakistani ISI agent/asset.

    10/06/2015 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 9 replies ^ | 10/04/2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    He has also benefited from a powerful alliance with the Pakistani military spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, the original sponsor of the Afghan Taliban insurgency. ...snip... Mullah Mansour, a stout man believed to be just under 50, does not, unlike his famously reclusive predecessor, live in hiding. His circumstances are not those of a jihadist leader living a fugitive existence, fearing drone strikes and avoiding cellphones in case they are tracked in fact, one person who knows him says the Taliban leader owns a cellphone company. Some of the time, he lives in a southern neighborhood of Quetta, Pakistan, known...
  • Who is next in line? Afghanistan wants Russia's help too!!!

    Kabul needs Russian help in the fight against terrorist group "Islamic state". This was announced by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum following the meeting with the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. "Dostum said that ISIS is trying to make its foothold in Afghanistan. To prevent this threat Kabul needs Russian support, as in Syria. We are confident that the Russian leadership will make a positive decision in this matter," wrote Kadyrov on his social network page. He also said that economic, trade and cultural cooperation was discussed at the meeting. On September 30th, Russian air...
  • Does Omar Bin Ladens Tell-All Reveal the Contents of Sandy Bergers Pants?

    10/15/2009 1:39:07 PM PDT · by gaijin · 32 replies · 2,645+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept 18, 2009 | Annie Jacobsen
    In its pages, Omar (and his mother) reveal that the Clinton administration failed in a major assassination attempt of Osama bin Laden, just days after the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings. This is something that has often been speculated but never confirmed. Former insiders like Richard Clarke say Omar bin Ladens account of the assassination failure appears to be credible. And if this is the case, it might explain a little more about what documents Sandy Berger really had stashed away.
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • US politicians offer neither consensus nor solutions on Syria (Carly, Jeb, Kasich want No-Fly Zone)

    10/03/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/3/15 | Lucia Graves
    For years, Republicans have criticised Barack Obama for not doing more to stop the brutalities carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assads regime and to fight Isis. But what they think Obama should do and what the long-term solution might be remained hazy. -snip- Republican rising star Carly Fiorina had already called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone in Syria to protect US-backed rebel fighters, as had Jeb Bush in unequivocal terms. On Friday, another Republican presidential contender joined their camp: You enter that no-fly zone, you enter at your own peril, said Governor John Kasich. No more...
  • Pentagon considering protections for U.S.-trained rebels in Syria

    10/02/2015 5:52:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Russia's launch of airstrikes in Syria is prompting discussions within the Pentagon about whether the U.S. should use military force to protect U.S.-trained and equipped Syrian rebels if they come under fire by the Russians. U.S. officials said Thursday that senior military leaders and defense officials are working through the thorny legal and foreign policy issues and are weighing the risks of using force in response to a Russian attack.
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Trying To Set Up Terror Camp In Oregon

    10/01/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 9 replies
    KGW.Com - Oregon ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NEW YORK (AP) - A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan. Haroon Aswat admitted he traveled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the direction of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, a double-amputee and radical cleric based in London. His orders were to help train recruits "who wanted to participate in jihad on behalf of a terrorist organization," he said in a barely audible voice at the sentencing in federal court in Manhattan. Before pleading guilty...
  • Akin Urges Full Investigation of John Adams Project and Alleged Outing of CIA Agents

    05/11/2010 6:59:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Michigan News ^ | 5/11/10 | staff
    WASHINGTONCongressman Todd Akin (R-MO), ranking member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee today, sent a letter cosigned by 47 colleagues to President Obama urging a full and thorough investigation of the ACLUs John Adams project which may have intentionally revealed the identity of covert CIA operatives to members of Al Qaeda currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The following is the list of cosigners on the letter to President Obama regarding the alleged outing of covert CIA agents by ACLUs John Adams project: Todd Akin (R-MO), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn...
  • John McCain: Security leaks coming from highest levels of White House

    06/06/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over the disclosure of classified intelligence operations, leaks he said came from the highest levels at the White House. This is the most highly classified information and its now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and thats not acceptable, McCain said on CBS "This Morning." On Tuesday, McCain said the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings about leaks detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Irans nuclear program and called for a special counsel to investigate the matter. A report last week in The...