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  • LaRouchePAC Videos : How Americans Are Being Lied To (Virginia State Senator Richard Black Debunks

    10/03/2016 3:29:28 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    LaRouchePAC Videos You Tube via Southfront ^ | Published on September 29, 2016 | LaRouchePAC Videos You Tube via Southfront
    How Americans Are Being Lied To: Virginia State Senator Richard Black Debunks MSM Lie about Battle for Aleppo (Republican former USMC) Republican Senator Black (ex-USMC officer) bravely provides complete disclosure that Obama is conducting an unlawful war and intentionally continues to support Al-Queda and related ISIS rebel terrorists that threaten the middle east, Europe and the US. Video Interview: Virginia State Senator Richard Black speaks about the reality on the ground in Syria’s Aleppo and debunks the lies in the main stream media.
  • Terrorists slaughter at least 118 in Paris music hall, 40 others in separate attacks

    11/13/2015 6:16:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2015 | Staff
    Terrorists wielding AK-47s and hurling explosives executed at least 118 people inside a Paris concert hall late Friday night, in a massacre that followed coordinated attacks that killed at least 40 more people, rocking the French capital -- prompting President Francois Hollande to close the entire nation's borders and order a state of emergency. The carnage inside the music venue ended around midnight local time when French police stormed inside, killing three Kalashnikov-toting gunmen who witnesses said wore flak jackets as they slaughtered horrified spectators. The victims had gathered to see the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal, and...
  • Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

    08/26/2015 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 26,2015 | AP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said "the Egyptian people" are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. El-Sissi's Russian visit, his second in the past three months, highlights Moscow's attempts to expand its influence in Egypt at a time when Egyptian-U.S. relations have soured in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
  • US evacuates staff as Yemen on edge of civil war

    03/22/2015 5:08:23 AM PDT · by EBH · 55 replies
    AFP ^ | 3/22/2015 | Fawaz al-Haidari
    Aden (AFP) - The United States said it had evacuated all its staff from Yemen, whose embattled president has appealed for "urgent intervention" by the UN Security Council as attacks by Iran-backed rebels bring his country nearer to civil war. Due to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, the US government has temporarily relocated its remaining personnel out of Yemen," State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said in a statement. The evacuation comes after several suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed 142 people in Sanaa on Friday, with the jihadists seeking to exploit the chaos gripping the country....
  • The cost of leaving Islamic State: Death or jail

    02/03/2015 10:01:29 AM PST · by fredhead · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 3, 2015 | LORI HINNANT
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The man stands furtively on a street corner near the broad avenue cutting through Tunis, his face masked by a hoodie, his tense eyes scanning the workday crowd for any hint of Islamic State militants. He was one of them before he left Syria, only a year ago, and he is afraid. Now he chain-smokes as he describes the indiscriminate killing, the abuse of female recruits, the discomfort of a life where walls were optional and meals were little more than bread and cheese or oil. “It was totally different from what they said jihad would...
  • Exposed: Obama Helped Decade-Old Plan to Create IS

    11/08/2014 7:59:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11/07/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an al-Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago. On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaeda Really Wants.” Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a Jordanian journalist with close access to al-Qaeda and its affiliates, including the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who pioneered the videotaping of beheadings...
  • Hamas Violates 72-Hour Cease Fire Agreement With Suicide Bombing

    08/01/2014 5:33:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 8/1/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    After agreeing to a 72-hour ceasefire less than 24 hours ago, Hamas has once again broken another temporary truce agreed to by both sides. It is believed Hamas has kidnapped an Israeli soldier and the fighting is continuing. More from Fox News:
  • The tragedy of Obama's foreign policy

    06/01/2014 3:05:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-30-14 | K. T. McFarland
    For six years the world has scratched its head about President Obama’s foreign policy doctrine. Is it “leading from behind,” as he himself has said on occasion, stepping back in hopes that an international coalition will take charge? Is it using American military or economic power to topple dictators? Is it killing enemies with drone strikes and spying on allies with advanced technology? Is it using words instead of weapons? With much fanfare, the president set out to set things straight on Wednesday by articulating a comprehensive Obama Doctrine in a major foreign policy address at West Point’s commencement ceremonies....
  • Why Did I Find Evidence of Al-Qaeda in Benghazi, When New York Times Did Not?

    01/04/2014 8:55:40 AM PST · by concretebob · 32 replies
    Susan Katz Keating ^ | 3 January 2014 | Susan Katz Keating
    I'm still trying to figure out how the New York Times missed evidence that Al Qaeda was present in Benghazi in 2012. I found clear signs less than an hour after I started working the story for the American Media Institute. The New York Times employs a vast research department. The AMI does not. I investigated the story using only basic gumshoe methods. How come I found evidence, and the New York Times did not? I'll be talking about this tomorrow on Clear Channel radio in California. You can listen in to 960 KNEW at 3 p.m. Pacific time.
  • King Defends Israel in Extraordinary House Debate (Michael Scheuer)

    10/11/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 32 replies
    Hamodia Torah Jewry ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Yochonon Donn
    WASHINGTON - Taking on one of the United States’ most prominent Israel critics Wednesday, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who is mulling a presidential run, defended the special relationship with Israel as essential for U.S. security. The sparring came when, at a Homeland Security Committee hearing on the threat posed by Somali al-Qaida affiliate Al Shabaab, former CIA al-Qaida analyst Michael Scheuer said that al-Qaida would leave the U.S. alone if they were to abandon their alliance with Israel. “If it was up to me I’d dump the Israelis tomorrow,” Scheuer said. “All I worry about is the...
  • 59 killed in Kenya mall attack, 49 missing

    09/22/2013 6:39:49 AM PDT · by Newtoidaho · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2013 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan military remained in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists Sunday, as the toll rose to 59 dead, including children, and 175 wounded in the attack at an upscale mall, a Kenyan minister said. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where hostages are being held by militants. The radicals attacked the mall Saturday and remained inside throughout the night. Kenya's Red Cross said in a statement citing police that 49 people had been reported missing. Officials did not make an explicit link but that number could form the basis of...
  • The Tail of the Dog That Wouldn't Wag

    09/03/2013 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Noremac · 43 replies
    Blasted ^ | September 3, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Obama, fresh from his personal takedown of Osama Bin Laden, (busssshtttttt – excuse me, little sneeze there) - felt like he needed to get back in the Saddle and take Bashir al-Assad down a couple of pegs. Epic military exploits on the battlefield, make a Commander-in-chief hungry for more. He ordered a contingent of warships over to the Eastern Mediterranean including the USS Mahan and the USS Ramage, to stand by for orders to launch cruise missiles - which with some luck might miss the Presidential palace, but kill some civilians...
  • Syria; This Senator "gets it"...

    Syria; This Senator ‘gets’ it… Posted on August 30, 2013 by billrandles I am distributing this article far and wide to let people know why I had to do an unprecedented (for me) thing, I tried to talk a young man out of going into the US Military. As a patriotic American, I have always rightly regarded the military of the United States as a force for good. But this Commander in Chief has put our troops to the service of Al Queda, and I wouldn’t want to either shed one drop of blood for them, nor would I want...
  • Intervene in Syria - Fornicate NO!

    08/29/2013 2:48:29 PM PDT · by Noremac · 4 replies
    Blasted ^ | August 29, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    Myself and my group of gentlemen friends 'ConservOList' (soon to admit women – no application fee necessary), hash out the issues and crisis of our day via email back and forth. We've instant messaging challenged or just stuck in a rut – your choice. The topic that is front and center, of course is U.S. Intervention in Syria. The following is my viewpoint: The appropriate response, in my opinion, is no response. Notice that 'Great Britain' in the person of David Cameron (like that last name) is imploring the U.S. to lead.   They themselves, won't take any unilateral measures....
  • Attorney for U.S. whistleblower: 400 surface-to-air missiles were stolen from Benghazi (Video)

    08/13/2013 6:54:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:21 am on August 13, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart and the Daily Mail, seven minutes from Joe DiGenova’s chat with WMAL yesterday. The key bit comes at 3:25, after he points out that Obama’s arguably guilty of contempt of court for publicly acknowledging a sealed indictment against the Benghazi attackers at his presser on Friday. This isn’t the first time that someone with inside info has floated the theory that SAMs were key to what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. CNN mentioned that too in its big scoop about agents allegedly being intimidated into silence, although the SAM connection was mentioned as speculation going around on...
  • Video: Graham says sequestration will hurt us on the next terror threat

    08/04/2013 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:31 pm on August 4, 2013 | by Jazz Shaw
    In the “credit where credit is due” department, one thing you can say for Lindsey Graham is that he clearly doesn’t care all that much about politics or future elections. The Senator was trotted out on CNN this morning for a chat with Candy Crowley where they discussed the current terror threat and embassy closings. An important topic to be sure, but Graham couldn’t help himself, it seems, and had to weave some comments on sequestration into the larger story with a side helping of praise for the NSA and the White House. (Hat tip to Andrew Johnson at The...
  • Interpol makes new warning linked to prison breaks ( Al Queda leaders out )

    08/03/2013 11:34:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 3, 1:10 PM EDT
    <p>PARIS (AP) -- Interpol has issued a global security alert in connection with suspected al-Qaida involvement in several recent prison escapes including those in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan.</p> <p>The Lyon, France-based international police agency says that the alert follows "the escape of hundreds of terrorists and other criminals" in the past month. The alert calls on Interpol's 190 member countries to help determine whether these events are coordinated or linked, the organization said in a statement Saturday.</p>
  • Egyptians to Obama and CNN: 'Why are you supporting terrorism?'

    07/06/2013 12:08:11 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 35 replies ^ | July 6, 2013 | Hasan Amin
    Egyptians are asking Obama and CNN, “Why are you supporting terrorism?” Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was forced from office by protestors who did it through peaceful protesting exactly as they did two years ago with former dictator Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak. So the Egyptians want to know, why do CNN and the Obama administration see it as a coup?
  • See No Evil : President Obama may think that the threat from al Qaeda is receding. It isn’t.

    06/02/2013 9:59:48 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 10, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 37 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    During his speech at the National Defense University on May 23, President Obama sought to reassure Americans that they are “safer” because of the administration’s “efforts” to fight terrorism. The controversy over the administration’s handling of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, had been swirling for months. And on April 15, two jihadists set off bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 250 others.At the National Defense University, defining jihad downLandov “Now, make no mistake, our nation is still threatened by terrorists,” Obama conceded. “From Benghazi to Boston, we have been tragically...
  • ‘Inside help’ behind deadly Niger terror attack

    05/27/2013 11:59:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    France24 ^ | 27/05/2013 | Staff
    Days after a deadly suicide attack at a French-run uranium mine in Niger, a FRANCE 24 team that was given access to the high security site found evidence that the assailants had meticulously studied their target and likely received inside help. The explosives-packed car that rammed a grinding unit at a uranium mine in Arlit, a remote town in northern Niger, last week is in tatters. The shell of the car’s transmission system stands upright in the rubble, while the twisted frame was flung about ten meters away. Days after suicide bombers attacked a uranium mine in this West African...
  • Podcast -- Obama: The War Is Over ( Is the enemy vanquished?)

    05/27/2013 10:00:48 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5:52 PM, May 24, 2013 | • By TWS PODCAST
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on President Obama's recent counterterrorism speech at National Defense University.
  • Britain evacuates some diplomatic staff from Libya (Tripoli this time)

    05/11/2013 7:56:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies ^ | 3:11PM BST 10 May 2013 | David Blair
    Unrest on the streets of Libya's capital, Tripoli, has forced Britain to evacuate some diplomats from its embassy, the Foreign Office disclosed on Friday. Members of the Libyan security forces and civilians check one of the two police stations that were attacked on Friday Photo: AFP
  • Iraqi al-Qaida and Syria militants announce merger

    04/09/2013 10:52:24 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 9, 11:56 AM EDT | By BASSEM MROUE and MAAMOUN YOUSSEF Associated Press
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's branch in Iraq said it has merged with Syria's extremist Jabhat al-Nusra, a move that shows the rising confidence of radicals within the Syrian rebel movement and is likely to trigger renewed fears among its international backers. A website linked to Jabhat al-Nusra confirmed on Tuesday the merger with the Islamic State of Iraq, whose leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, first made the announcement in a 21-minute audio message posted on militant websites late Monday.
  • Terrorist serving life for role in 1993 WTC bombing reportedly sues to end solitary

    02/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | FoxNews
    A convicted terrorist serving life with no parole plus 240 years for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be let out of solitary confinement. "I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day," he reportedly wrote in confidential government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times. His terror acts were funded by Al Qaeda and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is allegedly the...
  • Algeria crisis: Captors and hostages die in assault

    01/19/2013 5:45:35 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 January 2013 Last updated at 18:30 ET
    Seven hostages were killed by their captors during a final raid by Algerian troops - at least 23 hostages and 32 hostage-takers died in the four-day stand-off, Algerian officials say.Five Britons are feared dead or missing - five Norwegians are unaccounted for. US President Barack Obama said blame for the violent outcome rested with the "terrorists" behind the attack."We will continue to work closely with all of our partners to combat the scourge of terrorism in the region," said Mr Obama.His defence secretary, Leon Panetta, earlier told the BBC the US would go after al-Qaeda wherever they tried to hide....
  • Algeria: 32 militants killed, with 23 hostages [Update]

    01/19/2013 11:27:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    he Algerian government says 32 militants and 23 captives were killed during the three-day military operation to end the hostage crisis at a natural gas plant in the Sahara. The provisional death toll was issued by the Interior Ministry on Saturday after the special forces operation crushed the last holdout of the militants at the gas refinery, resulting in 11 extremists killed along with seven hostages.
  • Al Queda grows powerful in Syria as endgame nears

    12/20/2012 3:32:13 AM PST · by yinandyang · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | Khaled Oweis
    Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syria, posing a dilemma for the opposition fighting to remove President Bashar al-Assad and making the West balk at military backing for the revolt. The rise of al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, which the United States designated a terrorist organisation last week, could usher in a long and deadly confrontation with the West, and perhaps Israel. Inside Syria, the group is exploiting a widening sectarian rift to recruit Sunnis who saw themselves as disenfranchised by Assad's Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam...
  • Video: Say, why would the FBI be investigating a CIA director, anyway?

    11/13/2012 9:46:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on November 10, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Piers Morgan asked a pretty good question of former CIA agent Robert Baer on his show last night, and Baer is just as perplexed as Morgan. David Petraeus suddenly resigned yesterday after the FBI discovered an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, but does the FBI routinely investigate the director of the CIA? Baer tells Morgan, “There is something going on here,” apart from the sexual peccadilloes. Or could it be as simple as the old adage that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”?
  • In Africa, an Islamist convergence seen as a threat

    10/31/2012 5:58:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | Kristina Wong
    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has conducted terrorist attacks in Nigeria that bring it closer to al Qaeda in northern Mali, making linkages between the groups more likely and more dangerous, according to a paper published by the Combating Terrorism Center. In the past year, Boko Haram has carried out several large-scale attacks across a 900-mile swath of Nigeria, roughly the distance between New York City and Atlanta, the paper states. That puts the Nigerian extremists just 300 miles from northern Mali, which is controlled by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and other affiliated groups. Boko Haram,...
  • State Department emails from day of Libya attack show Al Qaeda-tied group on radar

    10/23/2012 7:45:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-23-2012 | Chad Pergram
    A series of internal State Department emails obtained by Fox News shows some some of the initial assessments of last month's deadly consulate attack in Libya, including one email within hours of the attack that noted that the group Ansar al Sharia had claimed responsibility. Ansar al Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be a an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. A member of the group suspected of participating in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi has been arrested and is being held in Tunisia. The emails obtained by Fox News were sent by the State Department to a...
  • W.H. Tries to Write Al Qaeda Out of Libya Story

    10/20/2012 1:16:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12:22 PM, Oct 20, 2012 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    The Obama administration appears to be mounting yet another version of its campaign to push back on claims that it misled on the intelligence related to the attacks in Benghazi on 9/11/12. But the new offensive by the administration, which contradicts many of its earlier claims and simply disregards intelligence that complicates its case, is raising fresh questions in the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill about the manipulation of intelligence for political purposes.The administration's new line takes shape in two articles out Saturday, one in the Los Angeles Times and the other by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. The...
  • Video: Axelrod won’t specify if Obama held national-security meeting after Benghazi attack

    10/16/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9:21 am on October 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Power Line and NRO’s Eliana Johnson and our own QOTD, Fox News’ Chris Wallace asks the question everyone except the media has been asking since the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate and the assassination of our Ambassador by al-Qaeda and/or its affiliates in eastern Libya.  Wallace doesn’t get to ask Barack Obama whether or not he bothered to hold a national-security meeting in the aftermath of the attack to determine whether the story the White House used for the next week was on the level — our President is much too busy weighing in on celebrity feuds to answer questions like these....
  • Iran linked to al-Qaeda's web jihadi crew by old-school phone line

    10/04/2012 8:50:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    The Register ^ | 4th October 2012 11:44 GMT | John Leyden
    Exclusive An organisation that attempts to recruit Westerners to carry out terrorist attacks on their home soil was backed by the Iranian state, according to an unlikely source of information: leased telephone line records. Security researcher Michael Kemp found a list of the Middle East nation's leased lines that use the packet switching protocol X.25, and discovered that it included a line allocated to Ansar Al-Mujahideen - a popular hangout for Islamic militants. "In the course of doing some research on X.25 - the network that existed before there was the internet - I stumbled across a document detailing all...
  • How superior KDF strategy caught al-Shabaab offguard

    09/29/2012 12:06:44 AM PDT · by spetznaz · 20 replies
    The Daily Nation ^ | September 28, 2012 | Fred Mukinda
    Kenyan military planners duped Al-Shabaab into believing that a land invasion of their last remaining bastion of Kismayu was imminent before making an amphibious landing from the sea. While Al-Shabaab planned its defences based on that assumption, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) in the Horn of Africa country, was training at sea. “As the KAF (Kenya Air Force) engaged in aerial attacks the other forces were moving in by sea, from where they were to disembark. Essentially, it was intended to divert attention, especially from the Al-Shabaab. That’s why you (the...
  • Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitchbegan cooperating with prosecutors after 2009 fraud

    09/15/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 49 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | September 14, 2012 | Smoking Gun
    SEPTEMBER 14--In remarks stressing that the U.S. government had “absolutely nothing to do with” the anti-Islam film that has touched off violence in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday sought to quash Arab concerns that the “disgusting and reprehensible” movie was somehow produced or condoned by American officials. However, Clinton’s attempt to distance the U.S. from “Innocence of Muslims”--and, by extension, its felonious producer--may be complicated by the revelation that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula became a government informant after his 2009 arrest for bank fraud, The Smoking Gun has learned. Though many key documents from the U.S. District...
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • Al Qaeda ‘Fire Bomb’ Fails Cal Fire’s Test

    07/18/2012 7:42:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 17, 2012 11:54 PM
    Al Qaeda is reportedly exploring a new way to attack the U.S., encouraging terrorists to make homemade “fire bombs” to start massive wildfires in California and the western U.S. Al Qaeda magazine gave step-by-step instructions on how to build and use an “ember bomb,” which sends flaming embers out into the dry fields. Battalion Chief Julie Hutchinson said that’s when CAL FIRE jumped into action. “The magazine had very specific outlines and drawings and details on how to create that ‘fire bomb,’ so we felt it was in our interest to go ahead and put that together and determine what...
  • Documents reveal al Qaeda's plans for seizing cruise ships, carnage in Europe

    05/01/2012 6:41:10 AM PDT · by battletank · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2012 | Nic Robertson, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister
    Investigative journalist Yassin Musharbash, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Zeit, was the first to report on the documents. One plan: to seize passenger ships. According to Musharbash, the writer "says that we could hijack a passenger ship and use it to pressurize the public." Musharbash takes that to mean that the terrorists "would then start executing passengers on those ships and demand the release of particular prisoners." The plan would include dressing passengers in orange jump suits, as if they were al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and then videotaping their execution.
  • U.S. abandons plans to keep troops in Iraq (Oct 15--Obama announces today Oct 21, 2011)

    10/21/2011 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Reposting of Background...AP Release:U.S. abandons plans to keep troops in Iraq**********************************EXCERPT***********************************BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security forces and the potential for instability.The decision ends months of hand-wringing by U.S. officials over whether to stick to a Dec. 31 withdrawal deadline that was set in 2008 or negotiate a new security agreement to ensure that...
  • Al-Qaeda joins those questioning legality of U.S. killing of citizen Awlaki

    10/10/2011 12:53:37 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/10/11 | Jason Ukman
    Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has confirmed the deaths of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, the young American propagandist killed alongside him in a U.S. drone strike late last month. Al-Qaeda has also criticized the Obama administration for killing U.S. citizens, saying doing so “contradicts” American law. “Where are what they keep talking about regarding freedom, justice, human rights and respect of freedoms?!” the statement says, according to a translation by SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist Web sites.
  • Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant

    08/21/2011 8:11:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2011
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) -- Following a day of dramatic developments in Libya, President Barack Obama said Sunday night that the situation there had reached a "tipping point" and that control of the capital was "slipping from the grasp of a tyrant." He called on Moammar Gadhafi to accept reality and relinquish power.
  • Rebels say they are gaining ground in Libya; government disputes claim

    08/13/2011 11:16:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | August 13, 2011
    A Libyan mourner fires shots in the air at a cemetery on August 12 during the funeral of five rebels killed in the battle for the control of the oil-rich town of Brega. Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Rebels said Saturday that they were gaining traction in a series of offensives in several parts of Libya controlled by ruler Moammar Gadhafi -- claims that the Libyan government swiftly disputed. Heavy gunfire was heard in al-Zawiya, located about 33 miles west of Tripoli, where rebels had arrived. Rebels entered the city center and managed to cut off the road to Tripoli, they...
  • Four senators welcome administration’s recognition of Libyan rebels

    07/15/2011 3:29:01 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 15, 2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    Four of the Senate’s top voices on foreign policy voiced their support Friday for the Obama administration’s move to formally recognize rebel leaders as the legitimate governing authority of Libya. “We welcome the Administration’s decision to recognize the Transitional National Council (TNC) as the legitimate governing authority of Libya,” said Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) in a statement.
  • U.S. recognizes Libya rebels as legitimate government

    07/15/2011 9:33:20 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/15/2011 | Tulay Karadeniz
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Rebel leaders won recognition as the legitimate government of Libya from the United States and other world powers on Friday in a major boost to the rebels' faltering campaign to oust Muammar Gaddafi. Recognition of the rebels, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a meeting in Turkey of the international contact group on Libya, is an important diplomatic step which could unlock billions of dollars in frozen Libyan funds.
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wants to Take Away Your Guns Before Al Qaeda Gets Them

    07/03/2011 11:18:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 30 June, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his little outfit “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” are at it again. Hoping to gain traction for what has heretofore been an absolutely pathetic gun control campaign, Bloomberg is rolling out all the stops by trying to scare us into thinking Al Qaeda agents are buying their guns at U.S. gun shows. I’m not kidding: Bloomberg’s latest television ad contains clips of an American-turned-Islamist advising his comrades to buy their weapons at U.S. gun shows. The ad is very, very sloppy, and full of factual errors. Like when the Islamist says, “You can go down to a...
  • Bin Laden's No. 2 is Al Qaeda's new chief

    06/17/2011 1:35:15 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The LA Times ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ken Dilanian
    In July 2005, Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman Zawahiri sent a long letter to the group's lead operative in Iraq, urging him to tone down his activities. In Iraq, Abu Musab Zarqawi had been orchestrating suicide bombings of Shiite Muslim shrines. His followers frequently videotaped the beheading of hostages. Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor who helped organize the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and other violence, told Zarqawi he was going too far. "We are in a media battle, in a race for the hearts and minds" of Muslims, wrote Zawahiri, who was named Thursday to succeed Osama bin Laden...
  • Al Qaeda Urges American Muslims to Buy Guns for Terror Attacks

    06/06/2011 4:53:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 4 June, 2011 | fox
    Al Qaeda has released a video urging Muslims who live in the U.S. to take advantage of the easy access to firearms and buy guns to kill Americans. In the two-hour video released Friday, Adam Gadahn, an American-born spokesman for the terror network, cited America as an example where Muslims in the West have tools at their disposal for a holy war against "the enemies of Islam." "America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms," said Gadahn, who is known as Azzam al-Amriki. "You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with...
  • 2 Iraqis indicted on terrorism charges in Kentucky, charged with aiding al Qaeda in Iraq

    05/31/2011 3:23:08 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies ^ | May 31, 2011, 12:14 p.m. | Michael A. Memoli
    The Justice Department announced Tuesday the indictment of two Iraqis currently living in Kentucky on terrorism charges that included an alleged plot to deliver explosives and Stinger missiles for use against Americans abroad. Waad Ramadan Alwan, 30, and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 23, were arrested in Kentucky on May 25, and a federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned the 23-count indictment the next day. Each faces life in prison if convicted of the charges. Alwan has been under investigation since September 2009. Over the last eight years, officials say, he allegedly has supported efforts to kill U.S. forces in Iraq,...
  • Are we a Nation of Cowards?

    05/18/2011 3:54:07 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 13 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-18-11 | Short Little Rebel
    Up until exactly 10:30 AM this morning, I personally felt pretty comfortable not seeing the photos of Osama bin Laden. I have a great trust in our Navy Seals and the Pentagon. It would take too large of a government conspiracy to lie about such a monumental claim. Further, if the Pakistanis, who are terrifically embarrassed by this incident, clearly believe Osama bin Laden was killed- than I believe it. Even the terrorist websites, who have every reason to want the legend of bin Laden alive, believe it. Only conspiracy theorists could possibly believe that the U.S. government is lying...
  • Questions Abound Over How Fake Bin Laden Photos Duped Lawmakers

    05/05/2011 12:48:47 PM PDT · by Baladas · 38 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 5, 2011 | Cristina Corbin
    A day after the White House said it will not release the official photo of Usama bin Laden’s body, many are wondering how a handful of lawmakers were duped into believing they saw it. The Obama administration said Wednesday it will not make public the images of the dead Al Qaeda chief, arguing the pictures could incite violence and be used as propaganda by terrorist leaders. White House officials also say DNA evidence confirming the body as Bin Laden’s provides sufficient proof of his death. The announcement came after at least three U.S. lawmakers claimed to have seen what they...