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  • Kuwaiti writer tells Arab world: Recognize Israel

    04/11/2016 4:44:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11/4/16 | Yousuf Abd alKareen AlZinkawi
    "....Today, when the [UN] General Assembly has swelled to include 193 states, I believe that the proportion of states that support Israel is even greater, and is over 83%. This, especially after some five Arab states and quite a few Muslim ones have recognized the state of Israel, [that state] which the dreamers – those who dream of restoring the stolen homeland [Palestine] – so expertly call by a whole bunch of names, such as 'the Zionist entity' or 'the Israeli occupation,' etc. Today, there are only 32 countries that don't recognize Israel, in different parts of the world... It...
  • How did gunman go from typical suburban life to attack? (Chattanooga TN)

    07/17/2015 10:52:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2015 1:21 PM EDT | Lucas L. Johnson and Kathleen Foody
    Counterterrorism investigators are trying to figure out why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man who seemingly had a typical suburban American upbringing attacked two U.S. military sites in a shooting rampage that left four Marines dead. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tennessee, did not appear to have been on the radar of federal authorities before the bloodshed Thursday, officials said, and they were still searching for a motive. Abdulazeez was killed by police. Federal authorities were looking into the possibility it was an act of terrorism but said there was no evidence yet that anyone else was involved. […] (Hussnain) Javid said...
  • Chattanooga shooting suspect identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

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  • ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • Prosecutors: Group Stole More Than 800 Cell Phones

    08/15/2013 4:05:00 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 18 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | NBC-DFW
    North Texas prosecutors say a 37-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for serving as the ringleader of a group that stole more than 800 cell phones in a scheme that netted some $1.5 million. A Tarrant County jury on Wednesday convicted Rashad Elqutob of a theft charge and for engaging in organized crime. The Arlington man, originally from Kuwait, was an employee of AT&T who acquired a vast inventory of cell phones from AT&T, RadioShack and another company. Other workers stole the phones and then sold them to Elqutob for about 10 percent of their value....
  • 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.
  • The Jihad Will Be YouTubed

    01/01/2012 3:26:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel ^ | December 15, 2011 | by Raffaello Pantucci
    The Jihad Will Be YouTubed by Raffaello Pantucci December 15, 2011 FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel SNIPPET: "While clearly the technology to make such videos is something that is universal, it does seem as though it is aspirant jihadists in the West who find it easiest to use. There was no evidence that Gul was being directed by foreign terrorist organizations to produce his material, and his case shows the continued existence of young Westerners producing radical material on their own. It may indeed be the case that the virtual armies have yet to fully emerge as active warriors...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • Kuwaiti MPs oppose deal for French Rafale warplanes

    03/21/2010 9:56:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 275+ views
    Space War ^ | 3/21/2010 | AFP Kuwait
    An Islamist parliamentary bloc in Kuwait on Sunday warned the government against the planned purchase of French-made Rafale warplanes, saying the deal was "suspicious." "The bloc reiterates its firm rejection of this suspicious deal, especially following information that the latest technical reports have recommended the rejection of the deal," said a statement by the Reform and Development Bloc. The written statement did not say why the deal was deemed suspicious, and there has been no official word that Kuwait was reconsidering the purchase. But last November some opposition MPs had claimed the proposed contract was over-inflated. A technical defence ministry...
  • Iraqi troops kill chlorine suicide bomber

    11/23/2009 9:12:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1,380+ views
    LONG WAR - Threat Matrix ^ | November 23, 2009 3:51 PM | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Iraqi soldiers foiled a potentially deadly suicide attack today at the border crossing at Al Qaim in western Anbar province. From Aswat al-Iraq (Voices of Iraq): “A force from the 28th infantry division managed to defuse a car bomb and to kill its driver in al-Qaim, Anbar province,” said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The suicide driver carries the Kuwaiti nationality, and had on his possession a fake ID issued from Baiji,” the statement added. “The car was loaded with three tons of Chlorine and C4 as well as other chemical materials,” it added. Having closely...
  • Judge criticizes U.S. evidence on Guantanamo Bay detainee (Colleen Kollar-Kotelly)

    09/28/2009 8:49:35 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies · 580+ views
    Texarkana Gazette ^ | 09/26/2009
    WASHINGTON (AP)— A federal judge has ordered the release of a Kuwaiti man held at Guantanamo Bay and rebuked the U.S. government for relying on scant evidence, uncredible witnesses and coerced confessions to hold him for more than seven years. In an opinion declassified Friday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said government attorneys presented a “surprisingly bare” record during four days of classified hearings last month to oppose Fouad Al Rabiah’s request for release from the U.S. naval detention facility in Cuba. She said the aviation engineer is being held almost exclusively on confessions obtained through abusive techniques and that...
  • Kuwaiti Professor Fantasizes Of A Biological Attack On The White House (youtube)

    02/18/2009 7:29:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 590+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/18/09 | Memri
    Video of a Kuwaiti "Professor" waxing poetic on his love for humanity.
  • Kuwaiti Paper: Hizbullah Arming Rockets With Gas

    07/14/2008 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 169+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 7-14-08 | staff
    ( The Kuwaiti daily al-Siyasa reported today that Hizbullah has acquired the chemicals needed to make chemical weapons such as nerve gas or mustard gas from North Korean suppliers and is allegedly preparing to arm its Katyusha rockets with chemical warheads. The Kuwaiti paper also declared that the assistance of Syria and Iran was crucial for Hizbullah’s efforts. The reports were based on information provided to al-Siyasa by Syrian opposition figures in the United States.
  • Kuwaiti Officer Marks 1990 Invasion Anniversary With Thanks, Resolve

    08/02/2007 4:42:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 365+ views
    KUWAIT CITY, Aug. 2, 2007 – Kuwaiti air force Col. Sulaiman M. al-Otaibi remembers all too well the “dark day” his country faced 17 years ago today, when 100,000 Iraqi troops stormed across the border here, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Memories of Aug. 2, 1990, are still fresh for him and his fellow Kuwaitis as they recall four of Saddam Hussein’s elite Republican Guard divisions and Iraqi army special forces units pushing into Kuwait City. They quickly overran Kuwait’s outnumbered forces, attacked the royal residence, Dasman Palace, and began a brutal six-month occupation. Six days later, Saddam...
  • Dissident Arab Gets the Treatment

    08/19/2006 6:06:54 AM PDT · by epow · 12 replies · 280+ views
    Walid Shoebat Website ^ | unkown | Ahmad Al-Qloushi
    Dissident Arab Gets the Treatment by Ahmad Al-Qloushi What Ahmad Al Qloushi says: * "The Borders of [Israel] should be from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River" * "America and Israel are great democracies" * "I could never believe how Jews were portrayed in my school in Kuwait" * "When I met a Jewish person in America for the first time my initial beliefs were confirmed" * "Walid Shoebat is a brave man and incredible human being and has done more for the Arab world in a short time than all Arab leaders put together" I am a 17-year-old Kuwaiti...
  • Second largest oil field in the world is exhausted and past its peak output

    04/30/2006 6:45:34 PM PDT · by mc6809e · 44 replies · 1,905+ views
    Kuwaiti oil production from the world's second-largest field is ``exhausted'' and falling after almost six decades of pumping, forcing the government to increase spending on new deposits, the chairman of the state oil company said. The plateau in output from the Burgan field will be about 1.7 million barrels a day, rather than as much as the 2 million a day that engineers had forecast could be maintained for the rest of the field's 30 to 40 years of life, said Farouk al-Zanki, the chairman of state-owned Kuwait Oil Co. Kuwait will spend about $3 billion a year for the...
  • 'Seaelks' take flight over Kuwaiti desert (11th MEU (SOC))

    04/18/2006 3:58:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Sergio Jimene
    CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait (April 18, 2006) -- Pilots and crews from Medium Helicopter Squadron 166 got a change of scenery outside of their cockpit windows when they flew off the USS Peleliu and into Kuwait for some desert sustainment training here April 12-27. The purpose of the training is to allow pilots to hone their skills, practice aerial maneuvers and landings and to become familiar with the desert terrain, said Capt. Kalle G. Kangas, schedule writer and CH-53E Super Stallion pilot, HMM-166, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego. HMM-166, along with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment...
  • Kuwait-based Navy SEAL Reservist is building armored vehicles for Iraqi combat

    11/14/2005 6:56:50 AM PST · by Moonraker · 10 replies · 1,464+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | November 11, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Berman was supposed to be part of the Blackwater team that was in Fallujah on that ill-fated day. But a last minute schedule change placed him in the south of Iraq at Camp Bucca, near Umm Qasr. On the highway to Baghdad the following day, Berman received the phone call: A Blackwater detail had been hit. Four men were dead.
  • Kuwaiti-born Marine on third deployment in Iraq

    10/28/2005 3:59:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | Cpl. Ken Melton
    BARWANA, Iraq (Oct. 28, 2005) -- While many service members view a deployment to Iraq as a long separation from their family, Cpl. Yousef A. Badou sees it as a chance to visit his family who live in Kuwait near a U.S. military base. Badou was born in Qurain, Kuwait, which he describes as the “Beverly Hills of the Middle East.” He lived there happily until the Iraqi invasion in 1991 when he and his family left for America, and it was there that he would find his calling in life. “There were a lot of military members during that...
  • Kuwaiti Women Get Voting Rights

    04/20/2005 1:04:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,735+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 20 April 2005
    KUWAIT — Kuwait’s parliament approved a law yesterday allowing women to vote and run for the first time in municipal elections in the country, fuelling hopes for wider female suffrage. “The National Assembly approves women’s participation in the Municipal Council elections,” state news agency Kuna reported. Kuwaiti women are not allowed to vote or run in parliamentary polls but the government has introduced a bill to grant full female suffrage that has yet to be approved by the 50-man house. Last month, Kuwaiti lawmakers passed a municipal elections law without a government-proposed article to let women participate, setting back hopes...