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  • U.S. has intel that Osama bin Laden's son and heir, Hamza, is dead, officials say

    07/31/2019 11:51:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 31, 2019 | Courtney Kube
    The United States has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, according to three U.S. officials. The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died or if the U.S. played a role in his death. It is unclear if the U.S. has confirmed his death. Asked by reporters on Wednesday whether the U.S. had intelligence that Hamza is dead, President Donald Trump said, "I don't want to comment on that."
  • General Panic (Meet Brig General Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Iran's anti-American Qods Force)

    10/05/2005 4:32:44 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 579+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 5, 2005 | Dan Darling
    WITH RECENT U.S. and British allegations that shipments of explosives similar to those used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are being shipped into Iraq from Iran for use by the insurgency, it is long past time for American policy-makers to examine the role of Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Suleimani and the Qods (Jerusalem) Force unit under his command in fomenting and facilitating anti-American terrorist activity since the September 11 attacks.The very nature of General Suleimani's position within the IRGC warrants him being on America's radar. As the commander of Qods Force, Suleimani is charged with overseeing the IRGC's...
  • Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS…

    01/01/2017 8:17:30 PM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 221 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 1, 2017 | sundance
    There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing. A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion.(snip) This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama. It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans. What the recording reveals is substantive: ♦ First, only regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary...
  • Ted Cruz, charlatan

    05/27/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    WashPo ^ | 5/27/2015 | Milbank
    As he prepared for his presidential run over the last year or so, a hawkish Sen. Ted Cruz has said U.S. policy in the Middle East and elsewhere is a mess because of President Obama’s weakness — particularly his failure to enforce his own “red line” after the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. “A critical reason for Putin’s aggression has been President Obama’s weakness,” the senator said in a typical appearance, on ABC News last year. “You’d better believe that Putin sees that in Syria,” Cruz added. “Obama draws a red line and ignores the red line.” This takes quite...
  • Hamza bin Laden has married daughter of lead 9/11 hijacker, say family

    08/05/2018 5:20:15 PM PDT · by plain talk · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug 5, 2018 | Martin Chulov
    Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks, according to his family.
  • Osama Bin Laden Son Missing From SEAL Raid, Pakistan Says

    05/10/2011 8:55:17 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/10/11 | Jim Sciuotto
    One of Osama bin Laden's sons went missing in the midst of the Navy SEAL raid that took the life of the al Qaeda leader more than a week ago, Pakistani security officials told ABC News today. The officials said bin Laden's three wives, who are all in Pakistani custody, said that one of bin Laden's sons has not been seen since the raid. The son has not been identified, but Pakistani investigators agreed that it appeared someone was missing from the sprawling compound, the officials said. U.S. officials said that one of bin Laden's sons, Khalid, was killed in...
  • Exclusive Book Excerpt: 'Sabotage' Part 1 -- The CIA goes to war with the Pentagon

    07/16/2007 6:44:59 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 33 replies · 1,370+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Jul 16, 2007 | Rowan Scarborough,
    Washington, D.C. - Michael Maloof was back in the game. He and another Pentagon aide, David Wurmser, drove the short distance from the Pentagon to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. It was early October, a good season in Washington, but Maloof’s nerves were on edge during the scenic ride along the tree-lined George Washington Parkway. snip Maloof was a legend within the Pentagon circle that tracked arms proliferation. His office was obscure, but it performed a crucial national security function. snip The Pentagon wanted years of intelligence reporting on al Qaeda, Iraq, Iran and other potential targets in the war...
  • London train explosion treated as terror incident; 18 people taken to hospital (ROP Alert)

    09/15/2017 4:36:35 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sam Meredith
    Several people were injured at a London underground station on Friday, after an explosion on a rush hour commuter tube train. The London Ambulance service said 18 people had been taken to a number of different hospitals on Friday morning, while no-one is believed to have suffered "serious or life-threatening" injuries. London police said they were treating the blast at Parsons Green tube station in West London as a terrorist incident.
  • (IBD) Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By Obama Administration To Hide Benghazi Truth?

    11/13/2012 2:20:46 PM PST · by raptor22 · 178 replies
    Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down." The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of...
  • 9/11 recruiter reportedly freed in Syria

    03/11/2014 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | March 11, 2014 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Mohammed Zammar, the al Qaeda operative responsible for recruiting the suicide-hijack pilots for the 9/11 attacks, has reportedly been freed inside Syria. Zammar's freedom was reported by Zaid Benjamin, the Washington correspondent for Radio Sawa, on his Twitter feed on Mar. 2. Writing for Al-Monitor, John Rosenthal cited multiple sources confirming Zammar's freedom in an account published on Mar. 10. Zammar was captured in Morocco in late 2001. Unlike most of the 9/11 co-conspirators who were captured, however, Zammar was not transferred to US custody. Instead, he was sent to Syria, where he was imprisoned by Bashar al Assad's regime....
  • Iran and Russia Playing in the Fire

    02/06/2017 2:48:47 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Jed Babbin
    Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted, “Iran is playing with fire — they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!” Earlier in the week, both the president and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said they were putting Iran “on notice,” without defining what that notice meant. Mr. Trump likes to keep our adversaries guessing, and that’s a good thing, if he actually does it. More definitively, a statement by Flynn said, “The days of turning a blind eye to Iran’s hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over.” For the...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • Top Pakistan nuclear scientists in Taliban Custody

    03/08/2007 10:53:04 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 8 replies · 1,189+ views
    Zee News ^ | March 6 2007
    Two top nuclear scientists of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) are currently in Taliban custody. The two were working at PAEC’s facility in North West Frontier Province. Zee News investigations reveal that the two scientists were kidnapped about six months ago. To avoid international embarrassment Pakistan Government has kept this information under wraps. According to information available with Zee News, nuclear scientists have been kidnapped by Taliban at the behest of Al-Qaeda.
  • Belgium paid Al-Qaeda terrorist nearly €80k in ‘moral damages’

    05/13/2016 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    RT ^ | May 13, 2016
    An Al-Qaeda terrorist convicted of plotting attacks against US targets in Europe received about €78,000 in compensation, as he claimed his human rights were violated by his extradition to the US, it has emerged. The information was revealed in Belgian media on Thursday. The compensation to the extremist – who was convicted of planning an attack on troops at a Belgian airbase and was suspected of planning an assault on the US embassy in Paris – was approved by the European Court of Human Rights back in 2014. Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian professional football player turned jihadist, was convicted on...
  • Guilty as sin (Osama's driver)

    08/07/2008 2:34:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 216+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 07 2008
    The military tribunal verdict convicting Salim Hamdan of providing material support to terrorism was eminently just. The guy was, after all, Osama Bin Laden's driver, and he was, after all, arrested with two surface-to-air missiles in the back of his car. And there was, after all, the video of a 1998 Al Qaeda news conference for Pakistani journalists that at one point showed Hamdan with a machine gun and at another juncture captured him smiling at Bin Laden. And there were, after all, the undisputed facts that Hamdan fell in with Bin Laden in 1996 and worked with him through...
  • BO Appoints Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Special Assistant For Middle East, N Africa & Gulf Region

    03/17/2015 4:54:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/14/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The White House has appointed pro-Muslim Brotherhood Robert Malley as a new special assistant to President Barack Obama. As if this is not bad enough, Malley is in charge to cover the whole kitten caboodle: The Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. This appointment happens to be at the same time that Erdogan of Turkey and Qatar had a millstone breakthrough in reviving the Muslim Brotherhood by gaining special provisions for the Islamist organization in Saudi Arabia and the Arab gulf. Malley, who now works as Senior Director of National Security Council of the White House (NSC) on...
  • Qaida 'leader' claims beheading of Sudan editor

    09/12/2006 9:29:53 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 425+ views
    China Daily ^ | September 13 2006
    A man purporting to lead an African branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility yesterday for the beheading of a Sudanese newspaper editor who was found dead last week. The man, in a statement distributed to Sudanese newspapers, called editor Mohamed Taha a "dog of dogs from the ruling party", and accused him of insulting the prophet Mohammad. The statement was signed by Abu Hafs al-Sudani, who said he was the leader of al-Qaida in Sudan and Africa. Taha, an ally of the government who was himself an Islamist, was reported kidnapped from outside his home in the capital Khartoum a week...
  • Kalashnikov bullets found in police raid 'linked' to radical Paris mosque closure

    12/08/2015 4:04:09 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | Henry Samuel
    Police discover "bullets, Islamist propaganda and unauthorised madrassa" in raid after closure of mosque in Lagny-sur-Seine, outside Paris, in wake of Paris terror attacks.
  • Bin Laden’s deputy behind the Red Mosque bloodbath

    07/14/2007 7:10:32 PM PDT · by Dog · 42 replies · 1,565+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | July 15 2007 | Dean Nelson, Islamabad and Ghulam Hasnain
    AL-QAEDA’S leadership secretly directed the Islamic militants whose armed revolt at the Red Mosque in Islamabad ended last week with more than 100 deaths after it was stormed by the Pakistan army. According to senior intelligence officials, the troops who finally took control discovered letters from Osama Bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. They were written to Abdul Rashid Ghazi and Abdul Aziz, the brothers who ran the mosque and adjacent madrasah. Government sources said up to 18 foreign fighters � including Uzbeks, Egyptians and several Afghans � had arrived weeks before the final shootout and set up firing ranges to...
  • 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 network’s 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 Qaeda’s leadership in Pakistan had some sort of role or influence in the attack.