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  • Khorasan 101: What You Need To Know

    09/26/2014 4:42:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Khorasan is al-Qaeda, and al-Qaeda is Khorasan. To date, nothing has been established to suggest a distinguishing difference in ideology between the two separately named entities. Instead, experts suggest that Khorasan should be viewed as an elite unit, largely consisting of members from al-Qaeda's "core" group, who are predominantly focused on plotting attacks against the West.
  • Don't Be Misled: ISIS Is Al-Qaida

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

    08/24/2014 3:15:16 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Fox%Vegas ^ | 8-24-2014 | Fox News
    <p>LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Metro police have confirmed al-Qaida leaders are encouraging lone jihadists to target Las Vegas for terror attacks. That information comes from a recent publication which names the city as a top spot to strike.</p> <p>"It's just a suggestive rhetoric to those who subscribe to violent jihadists ideologies," said Lt. Nichole Splinter with the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Unit.</p>
  • U.S. Must Aid Kurds And Iraqi Christians In Massive Way

    08/11/2014 5:09:18 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: Having ignored Iraqi pleas for air strikes in ISIL's infancy, when the terrorists could have been decimated, the administration ignores the Kurdish peshmerga plea for the same American weapons that ISIL has. Watching the modest airstrikes on ISIL forces, we are reminded of Secretary of State John Kerry's promise that any military action in Syria would be "unbelievably small." As it turned out, it was also nonexistent, and the carnage continues in the country where ISIL formed and trained under our watchful and indifferent eyes. The targeted airstrikes ordered by President Obama last week near the Kurdish...
  • DIA Chief: Terrorists, Their Ideology Are 'Exponentially Growing'

    07/29/2014 9:13:43 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 5 replies
    NewsMaxWorld ^ | July 29, 2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    President Barack Obama repeatedly asserted during the 2012 campaign that al-Qaida had been "decimated" and was "on the run," but according to remarks made by a senior intelligence official, "it's exponentially growing." "It's not on the run, and that ideology is actually ... sadly, it feels like it's exponentially growing," Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Saturday at the Aspen Institute's Security Forum. Flynn said the current terrorist threat is not coming from a collection of lone actors, but from a well-financed and cohesive group that is effective at exploiting young jihadists. "These organizations that...
  • Reston, VA Woman Among 3 Arrested for Funding Terrorist Group

    07/23/2014 12:17:51 PM PDT · by cocomac · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/14
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - A Reston, Virginia resident is among three that have been arrested for funding an overseas terrorist group that partners with al-Qa'ida, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The suspects are accused of providing material support including money to al-Shabaab, a "designated foreign terrorist organization that is conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia," DOJ officials said in a statement. In addition to the three arrested, officials said there are two more suspects being sought in Kenya and Somalia. Officials on Wednesday arrested Muna Osman Jama, 34, in her home in Reston. Also arrested were Hinda...
  • Obama panhandling for Sunni extremists – Misjudgment or treason?

    06/30/2014 7:32:20 PM PDT · by Noremac · 9 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 30, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    After witnessing the transfer of weapons from 'moderate' elements of the Syrian opposition to al Qaida and ISIS and the reappearance of said armaments in Iraq, Obama wants to openly provide half a Billion more to 'vetted' allies in Syria! When I first read the report, I was stunned. Here is an administration so audacious that they have no reluctance to publicly float a proposal to ask Congress to join them in an act that is tantamount to war crimes and treason! I realized I was looking at a carbon copy of what Obama had already done covertly with the...
  • Texas man pleads guilty to aiding overseas terrorists, preparing for jihad

    06/27/2014 9:01:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/27/2014 | Jazmine Ulloa
    Less than two weeks after his arrest at a Houston airport, a 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday in Austin, Texas, to aiding overseas terrorists, admitting he had planned to join an al-Qaida offshoot gaining force in Syria. Michael Todd Wolfe, a Houston native who authorities say lived in the Austin area, obtained a passport, went through physical training and practiced military maneuvers to prepare to engage in violent jihad, investigators said. He now faces up to 15 years in prison, though no sentencing date has been set. Federal court records show Wolfe had been communicating with an undercover investigator who...
  • The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaida Really Wants (FLASHBACK; 2005)

    06/24/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    If there is anyone who might possibly have an inkling as to what al-Qaida are up to, it is the Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein. He has not only spent time in prison with al-Zarqawi, but has also managed make contact with many of the network's leaders. Based on correspondence with these sources, he has now brought out a book detailing the organization's master plan.
  • Al-Qeada Historian Says: ISIS's Near-Term Goal Is "Vast War Inside Islam"

    06/18/2014 4:26:24 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | 17 June 2014 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    [This is] what ISIS would like to happen, in their ideal world. Their ideas on this front are derived from late "al-Qaida in Iraq" founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's thoughts on creating "a vast war inside Islam" that would ultimately eradicate all Shiites: ...for Zarqawi and his network, savagery—particularly when directed at other Muslims—was the whole point. The break between ISIS and al-Qaida over the former's brutality is well-known; Wright's piece puts it in context of the two groups' views of history. Al-Qaida was fighting the West; ISIS is fighting Shiites, and a vengeance that goes back more than a thousand...
  • Petraeus: US Cannot Be Air Force For Iraq Militias ( Sunni vs Shia )

    06/19/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander for U.S. military efforts in Iraq, warned that airstrikes to help Shia militias are not the solution to stopping extremists who are seeking to undermine efforts by the country to maintain its own government. "This cannot be the United States being the air force of Shia militias or a Shia on Sunni Arab fight," ... In the past two weeks, ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a bloodthirsty offshoot of al-Qaida — has been taking over city after city in Iraq and engaging in the mass slaughter of civilians. This...
  • Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War (Major Barf Alert)

    06/18/2014 7:34:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Juan Cole.com ^ | 6/18/2014 | Jim Wright
    Tragically, all we’ve fought for in Iraq, all that 4,500 American lives were shed to gain, is on the cusp, potentially, of vanishing. - Mitt Romney, “Ideas Summit,” 6/13/2014 All we fought for in Iraq. All we fought for in Iraq is on the cusp of vanishing. That’s what Mitt Romney says. We fought for. We fought for. We. Oh, so it’s we now, is it, Mitt? We. I must have missed you over there, but it was a busy place. We. The guy who helped set up “pro-draft” rallies and yet somehow managed to avoid service in Vietnam is...
  • The Al Qaeda Spring Is Here

    06/16/2014 11:43:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Many of us declared the Arab Spring dead and buried. But the Arab Spring really came in two phases. The first phase was the political destabilization of formerly stable Arab countries by liberals and Islamists. The second phase was an armed conflict by Islamists to take over entire countries. These phases overlapped in some cases and the second phase has been underway for a while already. In Libya and Syria the first phase of the Arab Spring became the second phase. When protests didn’t work, the Islamists turned to force. When elections didn’t work for them in Libya, they turned...
  • ISIS: The World’s Next Al-Qaida

    06/11/2014 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 11, 2014 | Justin Smith
    ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is quickly becoming one of the most feared terrorist groups in the world after it managed to capture the Iraqi city of Mosul. Al-Qaida has even attempted to distance themselves from them.
  • Militants Overrun Iraq's Second-Largest City As Government Forces Flee

    06/10/2014 12:05:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/10/2014 | Ali A. Nabhan and Matt Bradley
    Al Qaeda-inspired militants seized control of Iraq's second-largest city on Tuesday in a brazen military operation that underscored the weakness of the Baghdad government across vast swaths of the country. Hours after government forces fled Mosul in disarray following four days of fighting, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared a nationwide "state of maximum preparedness" but didn't indicate whether government forces were mobilizing to retake the Iraqi city, 220 miles north of the capital Baghdad. The capture of Mosul by rebels linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, is the latest evidence of the weakness and disorganization...
  • Obama's Terrorist Spring: Jihadist Threat Doubles On His Watch

    06/05/2014 4:46:34 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 5, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    National Security: A new study says that since 2010 the number of terrorists threatening the U.S. has doubled as terrorist groups have increased by more than half. The president has been whistling past our graveyard. The predicate for President Obama's trade of what some have called the Taliban's board of directors for a soldier whose platoon and squad leaders have called a deserter who abandoned his post is a reprise of the Obama 2012 campaign meme — the war on terror is over and terrorists, particularly al-Qaida, are on the run. It is the lie that spawned the Benghazi cover-up...
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl exchanged for top 5 Taliban (Detailed Profiles of Released Terrorists)

    06/03/2014 10:08:41 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | 5/31/2014 | Thomas Joscelyn
    ...All five of the now ex-Gitmo detainees were closely allied with al Qaeda prior to their detention. And Bergdahl was initially captured by members of the Haqqani Network, which remains one of al Qaeda's strongest allies to this day. The Long War Journal has published extensive profiles of the five former Guantanamo detainees previously.... The profiles below, which are based on declassified and leaked documents, are culled from these previous accounts.
  • Has al-Qaida Lost its Mantle as the Leading Jihadi Organization?

    05/20/2014 6:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The ongoing war in Syria has crystallized divisions within the opposition jihadi camp, a development that will have a tremendous effect on the future of global jihad. Despite the horrendous humanitarian catastrophe that is ongoing in Syria, the division between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaida’s Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, could be good news for their opponents in Israel and the West, as the infighting makes attacks on Western targets less probable. A report published on the Carnegie Endowment’s Syria in Crisis website by Jean-Pierre Filiu, professor of Middle East studies at Sciences Po’s...
  • Obama's FBI Director James Comey: 'I Just Didn't Appreciate' Terrorism Was Still Such a Threat

    05/19/2014 8:12:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/14 | Thomas Rose
    Recently installed FBI Director James Comey tells The New York Times that his plans to refocus the bureau’s attention back toward prosecuting criminals and away from terrorism were made before he realized just how serious the terrorist threat facing the US really is. It was only after seeing the top-secret intelligence that was unavailable to him while he was publicly opposing things like the NSA’s surveillance program that, Comey says, he realized the tide of war is not "receding" as fast as President Obama has repeatedly claimed, if it is even receding at all. Al-Qaeda, Comey says, is very much...
  • White House aide linked to al-Qaida Funder

    05/10/2014 6:45:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | 5/10/2014 | TeaParty.org Exclusive
    Recipient of Benghazi bombshell email blaming attack on Internet video (Tea Party) – A troubling thread links Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff to the current special assistant to the National Security Council chief of staff of the military’s Islamic chaplain program—the Muslim World League—reported WND. The Muslim World League is a group that has been accused of financing al-Qaida and is even more radical than the Muslim Brotherhood. Offshoots of the organization have been declared official terrorist organizations by both the US State Department and the United Nations. Despite all of that, Muslim World League-linked individuals have been placed...
  • Stunner! Benghazi Was a Base for Illegal Arms Shipments to Syria

    04/22/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Illegal arms were shipped to Syrian rebels from Libya and this could be the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lied and claimed the attack on the consulate was the result of a video. Seymour Hirsch published an investigative report stating that there is an addendum to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida. The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator....
  • Help For Ukraine Would Be Equal To Helping Syrian "Rebels" When Obama Waited Too Long

    04/11/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    4/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama waited too long to help the Syrian FSA against the monstrous Assad regime. When some sort of intervention was talked about: (bombing, indirect support, arms, etc) it was TOO late to help, and it would most likely have helped (either directly or indirectly) terroristic elements and possibly Al Qaeda elements which had taken the lead in Syria against Assad. NO WAY ON DOING THAT. PERIOD. And, once again, it is too late to help the Ukrainians against the thug Putin. (strike one against helping them). And as long as the Ukrainian gov't hasn't ran Svoboda and Right Sector and...
  • Marathon Victim Sues Glenn Beck For Defamation

    04/01/2014 12:03:32 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 51 replies
    A/P ^ | April 1, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — A Saudi Arabian man injured in the Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck, accusing the conservative commentator of calling him "the money man" behind the attack. Abdulrahman Alharbi, 20, said in the lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Boston that his reputation was "substantially and severely damaged" as a result of Beck's statements on the air linking him to the bombings. [snip]
  • Al-Qaeda Calls for Car Bomb Attacks on American Cities, Targets Abroad

    03/16/2014 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Baynative · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/14 | Kerry Picket
    The latest issue of Al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine contains an article about using car bombs in U.S. cities as well as abroad during election seasons, both presidential and congressional, as well as on Christmas and New Years Eve. The cities and areas listed in the piece include Washington, D.C., New York, Northern Virginia, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
  • Supreme Court Allows Detainee Transfer

    08/10/2007 12:52:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 795+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/10/7 | MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Friday it would not prevent the U.S. from transferring an Algerian army veteran from Guantanamo Bay to his home country. Ahmed Bel Bacha, who has been held at Guantanamo for five years, has argued he would be tortured if turned over to Algerian officials. One of at least two dozen detainees who have expressed fear of abuse if sent home, Bel Bacha asked the court not to let the U.S. send him back to Algeria. In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court denied his request.
  • Al-Qaeda Unveils New Magazine Aimed at Western Jihadis

    03/12/2014 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:06AM GMT 10 Mar 2014 | By Rob Crilly, Islamabad
    "Al-Qaeda unveils new magazine aimed at Western jihadis Advert for 'Resurgence' magazine uses words of Malcolm X in appeal to disaffected Muslims in US and Europe, as it turns focus away from Middle East" SNIPPET: "Al-Qaeda is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts. A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine, Resurgence." SNIPPET: "However, the new magazine appears to be the first English language...
  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    AL-MONITOR.com ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • Egyptian reports highlight alleged Morsi-al-Qaida cooperation

    02/06/2014 8:51:47 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6 February, 2014 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Ousted Egyptian presidents' Brotherhood purportedly established communications network using US company to communicate with terror group, according to reports. An analysis of recent Egyptian media reports reveals more evidence supporting the persistent accusations that former president Mohamed Morsi was in direct contact and cooperating with al-Qaida during his time in power. [SNIP] Zawahiri then sent a list to Morsi and called on him to at least release jihadists from jail. Morsi later did so.
  • Egypt military: Airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants

    01/31/2014 8:49:18 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 2 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 31, 2014 | ASHRAF SWEILAM and MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian military aircraft struck suspected positions of al-Qaida-inspired fighters in villages of the Sinai Peninsula, killing 13 people, military officials said Friday, in a stepped-up offensive after militants downed an army helicopter, raising concerns over an increasingly well-armed insurgency. The military is battling Islamic militants in the northern part of Sinai who have escalated a campaign of bombings and shootings in retaliation for last summer's army coup that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and for the ensuing crackdown against Islamists. The wave of violence, largely targeting Egypt's police and security forces, has increasingly spread to other...
  • Hillary Clinton Sends Her Regrets On Benghazi

    01/29/2014 10:10:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 28, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Benghazi: Hillary Clinton regrets Americans died in what a Senate panel said was a preventable terrorist attack that she downplayed. While the committee didn't acknowledge her role, it can be called criminal negligence. What difference at this point do the regrets of former Secretary of State Clinton make, as expressed in an interview Monday during the National Automobile Dealers Association conference in New Orleans? Not much, particularly to Charles Woods and Patricia Smith, parents of Ty Woods and Sean Smith, respectively, two of the four Americans murdered by al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists in an attack Clinton blamed on a video. Clinton expressed...
  • Al-Qaida Chief: Syria Rebels Must End Infighting

    01/23/2014 7:02:14 AM PST · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/22/2014 | BASSEM MROUE Associated Press
    The leader of al-Qaida called on rival Islamic groups in Syria to end their infighting and focus on battling President Bashar Assad's forces in a recording released Thursday. The call by Ayman al-Zawahri came as activists said that fighting between the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and an array of other Islamic militant groups intensified in northern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "Islamic State" fighters fully captured the northern town of Manbij on Thursday after days of fighting. The Observatory said that 1,395 people, mostly rebel fighters, have been killed since the infighting...
  • Israel arrests Al-Qaida recruits trying to bomb U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv

    01/22/2014 12:21:28 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 35 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 22.01.14 | Amos Harel
    Shin Bet officials announced on Wednesday that they have arrested three Palestinians, two of them East Jerusalem residents with Israeli identification cards, for alleged involvement in an Al-Qaida plan to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The group had planned two simultaneous suicide attacks, the Shin Bet said, one at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and the other at the United States embassy in Tel Aviv. The three men were arrested on December 25, a gag order on the case lifted Wednesday revealed. A high-ranking Shin Bet official told reporters in Tel Aviv that a member of one of...
  • Obama Ties Pentagon's Hands In Hunting Benghazi Attackers

    01/18/2014 7:08:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 01/17/2014 06:49 PM ET | Editorial
    War On Terror: By refusing to acknowledge the role of al-Qaida-linked terrorists in the Benghazi attack, the administration has kept our military from hunting down and killing people responsible for the deadly 2012 attack. There would seem to be no shortage of targets for America's fleet of drones after the Senate release of a report documenting, despite the efforts of the New York Times and others to revive the video lie, the presence and participation of terrorists from no fewer than four al-Qaida-affiliated groups on the ground in Benghazi. Among the al-Qaida-affiliated groups involved in the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist...
  • Obama blamed for rebirth of al-Qaida - 'There is no government now, there is no law and order'

    01/20/2014 9:46:03 AM PST · by Errant · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 20 January 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – President Obama and NATO destabilized Libya politically by allowing al-Qaida and radical Islamic factions to gain control of the country, a Libyan tribal leader told WND. Sheik Mahmoud Al Sharief, who heads five tribes in the Western mountains of Libya reaching from Tripoli to Tunisia, spoke to WND from Libya in a Skype interview. “There is a state of anarchy in Libya, he said. “There is no government now, there is no law and order. Under the old regime Libya was a stabilizing factor in the region, a peaceful nation with a productive economy, but now that...
  • Officials: Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen

    01/18/2014 10:42:12 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Gunmen killed an Iranian diplomat in a drive-by shooting in Yemen's capital Saturday, security and medical officials said, the latest attack on Iran's diplomatic corps in the Middle East in recent months.
  • Devastating Benghazi Timeline Reveals Obama MIA

    01/18/2014 7:25:04 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 January 2014 | Wynton Hall
    The government watchdog group that revealed that President Barack Obama failed to attend over half of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) released a devastating Benghazi timeline Wednesday. It reveals Obama’s schedule in the week leading up to the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Release of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Benghazi timeline comes as a new Senate report published Wednesday concluded that “the attacks were preventable.” As the GAI timeline reveals, Obama failed to attend his daily intelligence briefing for the five consecutive...
  • John Kerry, Jihad Coddler

    01/17/2014 5:20:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist never dies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest Obama administration official to peddle this odious narrative. Cue John Lennon's cloying "Imagine," don your plaid pajamas, and curl up with a warm cup of deadly naivete. While meeting with Catholic Church officials at the Vatican in Rome on Monday, Kerry expounded on their "huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet." In other words:...
  • When Obama adm. says "Benghazi attack not core Al-Qaeda" do they mean Outer/Inner, Mantle or Crust?

    01/16/2014 7:07:25 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    1/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Breaking... Obama administration confirms that it was not Inner core or Outer core Al-Qaeda, but more likely Mantle (most likely rigid, not stiffer) or crustal elements --- possibly even sedimentary in nature. /sarcasm. Honestly, does anyone buy this attempt by the Obama administration to try and differentiate without making a difference in regards to the attack on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya? Not "Core" Al-Qaeda. Please... Breaking News... 2 minutes ago: "Hillary: What difference does it make if it was inner or outer core?"
  • President Obama's policies are a disaster in Iran

    01/12/2014 6:47:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 11, 2014 | John Bolton
    Barack Obama's inexplicable and increasingly dangerous tilt toward Iran is getting harder to hide. Whether his administration is consciously shifting policy or simply making ad hoc, unrelated (even incoherent) decisions is unclear. But the cumulative effect is indisputable — a declining America in the Middle East inevitably means a stronger Iran, portending grave risks for Washington and its appalled friends and allies. The first (and still the most significant and most damaging) shift toward Iran was last November's Geneva agreement regarding Tehran's nuclear weapons program. This deal, technically still not yet operational (and with specific provisions still being hammered out),...
  • Why did McCain blast Obama on terrorists in Fallujah? Whom did McCain meet with in Syria in 2013?

    01/08/2014 7:29:36 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    1/8/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    McCain blasted Obama on the Al-Qaeda takeover of Fallujah about 3 days ago and the raising of their flag there. This flag-raising and takeover of Fallujah is indeed an abomination in the sight of anyone with a conscience, but can anyone say that McCain has a strict adherence to principles? Would McCain shake hands with Saddam, then later bomb him? Would he pal around with Pinochet, and then later seek to bomb him? Would he seek to overthrow an elected Iranian leader in 1953, only later to regret it? And thus the lesson on why Washington said that we must...
  • Why do new & old media suddenly have short memories on Benghazi? (news summary & vanity, sort of)

    12/31/2013 11:56:43 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 22 replies
    United Nations SC11154 ^ | 12/31/2013 | self
    After reading the David Kirkpatrick's NYT piece this evening, I decided to do a little cross-checking/fact-checking, as my web search came up bupkis. Specifically, I found no mention of a key suspect in the Benghazi attack in either the NYT piece nor any critique thereof. The suspect in question: Muhammad Jamal al Kashef. It didn't take long to find the UNSC addition of al Kashef to the Al-Qaida Sanctions List, as it had occurred in October and was easy to find. I also found several other casual 'honorable mentions' thereof such as this piece from Long War Journal in February...
  • NY Times article on Benghazi.. SMOKING GUN!

    12/30/2013 12:04:13 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 21 replies
    December 30, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    In the 100 E-MAILS released by the Obama administration relating to Benghazi, THERE WAS NO MENTION OF THE YOUTUBE VIDEO IN ANY OF THEM.
  • $0.60 for cake: Al-Qaida records every expense

    12/30/2013 6:52:17 PM PST · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 2:10 pm, Monday, December 30, 2013 | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press
    [...] This transaction in northern Mali shows what might seem an unusual preoccupation for a terror group: Al-Qaida is obsessed with documenting the most minute expenses. [...]
  • $0.60 FOR CAKE: AL-QAIDA RECORDS EVERY EXPENSE

    12/30/2013 8:25:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 30, 2013 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    The convoy of cars bearing the black al-Qaida flag came at high speed, and the manager of the modest grocery store thought he was about to get robbed. Mohamed Djitteye rushed to lock his till and cowered behind the counter. He was dumbfounded when instead, the al-Qaida commander gently opened the grocery's glass door and asked for a pot of mustard. Then he asked for a receipt. Confused and scared, Djitteye didn't understand. So the jihadist repeated his request. Could he please have a receipt for the $1.60 purchase?
  • Terry Lee Loewen ID’ed as Suspect in Wichita Airport Bomb Plot

    12/13/2013 12:10:45 PM PST · by House Atreides · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/13/2013 | Jack Phillips
    Terry L. Loewen was identified as the suspect who allegedly wanted to set off a bomb at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot against Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 11:29:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2013 | Pete Williams
    Federal officials say they've arrested a Kansas man who allegedly wanted to set off a suicide bomb at the Wichita airport. Officials were to announce details of the case at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET in Wichita. In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was "an older white man," who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives...
  • Kansas bomb plot suspect says bin Laden and Awlaki are inspirations

    12/13/2013 3:31:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | December 13, 2013 | By David Barnett
    US authorities today announced the arrest of Terry Lee Loewen, 58, of Wichita, Kan. Loewen had attempted to detonate a car bomb at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, authorities said. He was arrested at approximately 5:40 am today. Loewen "was arrested as part of an FBI undercover investigation, and the device used by the defendant was, in fact, inert and at no time posed a danger to the public," a Department of Justice press release stated. According to the DOJ, Loewen was arrested "without incident" after "he attempted to enter the airport tarmac and deliver a vehicle loaded with what he believed...
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • Nuclear Terrorist Threat Looms On Our Southern Border

    12/05/2013 4:28:04 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: The theft of a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material combined with terrorist group activity in the hemisphere shows that the need for a secure border involves more than illegal immigration. Mexican authorities said Wednesday they found the stolen truck and likely recovered all of the radioactive cobalt taken by a group of thieves who were probably after the truck, unaware it carried a deadly cargo. Cobalt-60, which is used in radiation therapy to treat cancer, was being transported from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage center. But what if the thieves...