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  • St Maarten - funding terrorism?

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

    10/28/2015 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    File picture of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf. (Agence France-Presse) LAHORE: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has admitted in an interview that Islamabad supported and trained groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir. The former army chief has also said that Lashkar leaders like Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi enjoyed the status of heroes at that time. Speaking to Pakistani news channel Dunya News on Sunday, Mr Musharraf said, "In the 1990s, the freedom struggle began in Kashmir...At that time, Lashkar-e- Taiba and 11 or 12 other organisations were formed. We supported...
  • Taliban is capturing Afghanistan's $1 trillion mining wealth

    10/23/2015 4:59:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    India Times ^ | Oct 22, 2015 | N/A
    Taliban fighters aren't just making gains on the battlefield: They're also bleeding away a revenue source that is crucial for Afghanistan to pay for its military without US help. The Afghan government will earn about $30 million in 2015 from its mineral sector for the third straight year, far short of a previous projection of $1.5 billion, according to Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Saba. That's also a quarter of what smugglers -mostly linked to the Taliban and local warlords -earn annually selling rubies and emeralds, he said.
  • Taliban seize British stronghold in Helmand as security unravels

    10/20/2015 2:17:24 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | October 20, 2015 | Ben Farmer and Danielle Moylan
    A former British stronghold in Helmand has fallen to the Taliban just 12 months after UK combat troops left the province and civilians are fleeing the nearby provincial capital, fearing insurgents will soon move on the town. The heavy fighting north west of Lashkar Gah and unravelling of security in areas UK troops fought bloody battles to secure comes days before the first anniversary of Britain’s withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan. The assault also comes only three weeks after the Taliban captured the northern city of Kunduz in their greatest military victory since 2001. A Western official said Lashkar...
  • The Definition of Insanity Is U.S. AfPak Strategy

    10/18/2015 5:55:13 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | October 16, 2015 | Dhruva Jaishankar
    Donald Trump is right: America's leaders are stupid. They're nothing but a bunch of losers. Well, at least when it comes to Afghanistan and Pakistan. That's the only conclusion to be reached following two big developments this week. The first was President Barack Obama's announcement that the United States will decelerate its military drawdown from Afghanistan. Instead of preserving only a small force of about 1,000 troops, the new plan will station 9,800 in the country until 2016 and 5,500 into 2017. Their mission will be limited to training Afghan forces and supporting counterterrorism operations. This will help promote, in...
  • Ambassador: (Despite Obama’s Requests) Israel Will Not Turn Over Christian Holy Sites to Islam

    10/17/2015 12:28:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 16th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Ambassador: (Despite Obama’s Requests) Israel Will Not Turn Over Christian Holy Sites to Radical Islam [ Full title ]. In May 2011 Barack Obama urged Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorist organizations. ... In December 2013, Barack Obama again urged Israel to hand over ancient Christian and Jewish holy sites to Islamist terrorists. ... On Friday – Palestinian terrorists set fire to Joseph’s Tomb – a Jewish holy site. ... Israeli Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer ... warned America...
  • Islamic State is making these Afghans long for the Taliban

    10/17/2015 5:16:25 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct 13, 2015 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    SAR SHAHI, AFGHANISTAN – When the Islamic State fighters seized the Mahmand Valley, they poured pepper into the wounds of their enemies, said villagers. Then, they seared their hands in vats of boiling oil. A group of villagers was blindfolded, tortured and blown apart with explosives buried underneath them. “They pulled out my brother’s teeth before they forced him to sit on the bombs,” recalled Malik Namos, a tribal elder who escaped the valley along with thousands of other villagers. “They are more vicious than the Taliban, than any group we have seen.” At war for more than three decades,...
  • Obama to Announce Halt of U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

    10/15/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by EBH · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/15/2015 | Michael Rosenberg
    The United States will halt its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and instead keep thousands of troops in the country through the end of President Obama’s term in 2017, Mr. Obama will announce on Thursday, prolonging the American role in a war that has now stretched on for 14 years. The current American force in Afghanistan of 9,800 troops will remain in place through most of 2016 under the Obama administration’s revised plans, before dropping to about 5,500 at the end of next year or in early 2017, senior administration officials said. Some of the troops will continue to train and...
  • Taliban vs ISIS: Afghan ISIS Branch Makes Inroads in Battle Against Taliban

    10/13/2015 1:53:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/13/2015 | By MUJIB MASHAL
    SORKHROAD, Afghanistan — At least three times a week, Malaika hikes up the mountain, past mulberry and pine trees, to a clearing where she can get cellphone reception. She calls her family to reassure them that the Islamic State fighters have not come for her yet. Below, her village — Bagh, in the Maamand Valley in eastern Afghanistan — has been gutted by the Islamic State militants who overran it three months ago. Most of the houses have been looted, burned or simply taken over by the fighters, and the 80 or so families that lived there have been forced...
  • Is the Pentagon Telling the Truth About Afghanistan?

    10/13/2015 8:13:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Oct 2015 | Editorial
    New data from the United Nations on the military advances by a resurgent Taliban is alarming for what it says about the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan — and what it suggests about the American military’s honesty about what is happening there.The fall of Kunduz two weeks ago was a startling sign of how the Taliban has reasserted itself, wresting a northern city from the control of the NATO-trained Afghan Security Forces, who are not doing a great job of showing they are up to defending their country. The United Nations data, reported by The Times on Monday and backed...
  • Afghan Taliban’s Reach Is Widest Since 2001, U.N. Says

    10/11/2015 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2015 | By ROD NORDLAND and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban insurgency has spread through more of Afghanistan than at any point since 2001, according to data compiled by the United Nations as well as interviews with numerous local officials in areas under threat. In addition, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan over the past two weeks has evacuated four of its 13 provincial offices around the country — the most it has ever done for security reasons — according to local officials in the affected areas. The data, compiled in early September — even before the latest surge in violence in northern Afghanistan —...
  • General took desertion investigation to Lewis-McChord for better look at Bergdahl

    10/11/2015 6:27:43 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 11, 2015 | Adam Ashton
    Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl could have had a desk waiting for him in the Pentagon in the summer of 2014 when the Army asked him to figure out why Bowe Bergdahl deserted his combat outpost in Afghanistan. Dahl passed on the offer. He thought he had a better chance of finding the truth by taking his work back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he was the deputy commanding general of its I Corps headquarters. That decision was the first step in a two-month investigation at JBLM during which he interviewed 57 people and pulled together a team of 22 soldiers...
  • Suicide Bomber Hits Coalition Convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan

    10/10/2015 11:06:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-11-2015 | Fazul Rahim
    <p>Casualties were reported in the explosion, which rocked central Kabul at around 9:15 a.m. local time, the source said.</p> <p>"A few civilians were injured, but we do not have any reports of any death," Afghan ministry of interior spokesperson Najib Danish said.</p>
  • Bergdahl Whitewash: Deserter to Get Little or No Jail Time

    10/10/2015 6:28:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>The attorney defending Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl says that the officer who presided over his Article 32 hearing last month is going to recommend that he face a lower-level court martial, thus sparing him a long prison sentence.</p> <p>An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday.</p>
  • U.S. colonel: Tapes show Bergdahl joined Taliban

    10/10/2015 1:41:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 22, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A retired military colonel, now a Fox News analyst, has dropped a bombshell in the case of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant held for five years by the Taliban who is charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy. Retired Col. David Hunt says Bergdahl actually joined the Taliban, and recordings prove it. Further, he notes the U.S. government has failed to make use of that evidence in the case against Bergdahl, who was returned to the U.S. in a stunning trade for five top terrorists held at Guantanamo. Appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show, Hunt said the...
  • NY Times: The Taliban's new leader is a Pakistani ISI agent/asset.

    10/06/2015 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 9 replies ^ | 10/04/2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    He has also benefited from a powerful alliance with the Pakistani military spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, the original sponsor of the Afghan Taliban insurgency. ...snip... Mullah Mansour, a stout man believed to be just under 50, does not, unlike his famously reclusive predecessor, live in hiding. His circumstances are not those of a jihadist leader living a fugitive existence, fearing drone strikes and avoiding cellphones in case they are tracked — in fact, one person who knows him says the Taliban leader owns a cellphone company. Some of the time, he lives in a southern neighborhood of Quetta, Pakistan, known...
  • Death Toll Rises in Doctors Without Borders Hospital Airstrike (Obama's fault)

    10/04/2015 10:46:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies (Chicago) ^ | 10/04/2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    The death toll has climbed to 22 following an airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that struck a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders Saturday. Ten of those killed were patients, including three children, according to Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF). The other 12 were staff members, said MSF. In a statement, the coalition in Afghanistan acknowledged that U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Kunduz early Saturday at 2:15 a.m. local time "against insurgents who were directly firing upon U.S. service members advising and assisting Afghan Security Forces in the city of Kunduz. The strike was conducted in the vicinity of...
  • Afghan official: Hospital in airstrike was ‘a Taliban base’

    10/04/2015 6:13:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | By Tim Craig
    KABUL — The acting governor of Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province said Sunday that Taliban fighters had been routinely firing “small and heavy” weapons from the grounds of a local hospital before it was apparently hit by a U.S. airstrike over the weekend. In an interview, Hamdullah Danishi said the Doctors Without Borders compound was “a Taliban base” that was being used to plot and carry out attacks across the provincial capital, Kunduz city. “The hospital campus was 100 percent used by the Taliban,” Danishi said. “The hospital has a vast garden, and the Taliban were there. We tolerated their firing...
  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    10/03/2015 10:05:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 | LYNNE O'DONNELL
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.Doctors Without Borders said that "all indications" pointed to the international military coalition as responsible for the bombing and called for an independent investigation. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an inquiry was underway into whether the carnage at the clinic...
  • Taliban says shot down crashed US C-130 plane in Afghanistan

    10/01/2015 9:42:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | 10-2-2015 | AFP
    The Taliban Friday claimed to have shot down a C-130 military transport plane in eastern Afghanistan, with NATO confirming that 11 people including six US soldiers were killed in the crash. NATO did not confirm the cause of the crash but it comes as Afghan forces -- backed by NATO special forces and US air support -- pushed into the centre of the northern city of Kunduz which was captured by the Taliban on Monday. "Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter. "Based on credible information 15 invading forces...
  • Taliban Seizes Kunduz Fortress Despite NATO Intervention

    09/30/2015 4:55:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    The Taliban have seized the Bala Hisar fortress in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The fighters achieved the victory, despite NATO airstrikes and government efforts. More than 40 people died and 330 were injured in the fighting, including civilians. Many others have fled from the provincial capital. This is the biggest coup for the Taliban since 2001, led by the group’s new leader Mullah Mansour. They have emptied safe deposit boxes at banks, seized weapons and vehicles, and released prisoners. It was also a public relations victory. Kunduz is one of Afghanistan’s richest cities. It is also a key...
  • Taliban capture key Afghan provincial capital Kunduz

    09/28/2015 12:31:02 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 September 2015 | Sune Engel Rasmussen
    The Taliban have captured Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, taking government buildings and the city’s central prison in one of the biggest military victories for the movement since 2001. It is the most serious invasion of a provincial capital in 14 years.
  • Obama Admin Had Tapes of Bergdahl Deserting to Taliban - Ignored Them at Trial

    09/24/2015 11:32:31 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies ^ | 9/21/15 | jim hoft
    Obama Admin Had Tapes of Bergdahl Deserting to Taliban - Ignored Them at Trial Retired General David Hunt told Bill O'Reilly tonight the Obama administration has tapes that prove Bowe Bergdahl deserted to the Taliban. The Obama administration did not use the tapes in the trial of Bergdahl.
  • The Bergdahl Case Gets Curiouser and Curiouser

    09/20/2015 6:17:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2015 | Jonathan Keller
    The odd case of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl got even weirder during his Article 32 hearing conducted by Army officials Thursday and Friday last week. The Article 32 procedure is the military equivalent of a civilian grand jury, except that the accused has quite a few more rights. Unlike a typical grand jury, the Article 32 is presented before a single hearing officer, not held in secret, allows defense counsel to be present and to cross-examine witnesses, and to call their own. All of this occurred at Bergdahl’s hearing. Army prosecutors called Bergdahl’s immediate chain of command to testify. They...
  • The Cunning Passageways of TWA Flight 800: An Unauthorized History

    07/07/2010 9:13:18 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 25 replies
    New English Review ^ | July 1, 2010 A.D. | Christopher S. Carson
    Six months ago, authorities seized a cargo plane in Bangkok that contained 35 tons of North Korean military weapons. These included versions of the Chinese HN-5 “man-portable air defense system,” or MANPADS. The MANPADS were being shipped to Iran. The HN-5 — a copy of the Soviet SA-7— is less capable than the MANPADS Iran produces on its own. Why, you ask, would Iran be importing more primitive missiles than the ones it already makes? The only conceivable answer is that Iran was planning to provide North Korean missiles to Iran’s proxy terrorist groups, to gain plausible deniability in case...
  • Obama's ISIS Advisers -->A Thief, A Qatari, And The Man Who Created Islamist Iran & The Taliban

    09/09/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    The LID ^ | September 9, 2014
    Last night President Obama hosted a dinner of "foreign policy experts" to get advice about his ISIS plans. Among the guests were Sandy Berger, a man who got caught stealing federal documents; Strobe Talbott a man whose employer receives major funding from the terrorist-funding government of Qatar, and Zbigniew Brzezinski a man who was involved in creating both the Islamist state of Iran and the Taliban....Samuel R. Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, advised Democratic presidents during foreign crises: Mr. Berger, while Bill Clinton was weighing airstrikes in Bosnia and Kosovo; Mr. Brzezinski, while Jimmy Carter was dealing with the Iran hostage...
  • Taliban Missiles Hit US Base in Afghanistan; No Injuries

    09/11/2015 10:04:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Amir Shah
    Sep 11, 2015 | by Amir Shah KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban fired a series of missiles into a U.S. base in Afghanistan late Thursday but caused no injuries among the soldiers or personnel at the base, an Afghan official said. There was no immediate confirmation of the attack from Washington. According to Massum Farzahee, the police chief of Bagram district in Parwan province, attackers fired four missiles around 9 p.m., targeting the Bagram Air Base, located about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Three rockets hit inside the base, the police chief said, but no...
  • Jacobs Believes McChrystal "Summoned" by Obama because He Contradicted Biden War Strategy - Video

    10/02/2009 6:42:30 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1,024+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Retired Col. Jack Jacobs - an MSNBC Military Analyst - telling Ed Schultz he believes President Obama's meeting with top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, was the direct result of McChrystal's comments yeserday in London that were critical of Vice-President Joe Biden's strategy of "leaving Afghanistan to the Taliban." Jacobs believes McChrystal was "summoned" to Copenhagen by Obama because of those comments. Here is a report on his comments that contricted what Biden has called for: The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, used a speech here Thursday to reject calls for...
  • General rushes to White House to warn of Taliban surge

    09/08/2015 5:58:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09/08/2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    Fall of strategic province could be 'death blow' to Afghan government WASHINGTON – A U.S. general has quietly returned to Washington to brief the White House about a Taliban surge threatening the survival of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan as a result of the withdrawal of U.S. troops, especially from strategic Helmand province, a U.S. military intelligence source in Afghanistan told Joseph Farah’s G2Bulletin. Army Gen. John F. Campbell rushed back to Washington this week without publicity to warn the White House that the Taliban is on the verge of taking over the entire Helmand province, the source said. “I...
  • Former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl hit with charge that has rarely been used since WWII and could

    09/07/2015 2:10:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies ^ | 9/7/15 | DM/Ap
    full title...Former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl hit with charge that has rarely been used since WWII and could mean life behind barsMilitary prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Earlier this year Bergdahl was charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the United States to bring him home. And now he has also been charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries...
  • Poisoning Afghan Schoolgirls

    09/02/2015 5:46:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The victims of Obama's failure On Monday, as many as 126 teachers, schoolgirls and kindergartners were poisoned at the Habibul Mustafa School in Afghanistan’s western Herat province. Herat provincial hospital spokesman Muhammad Rafiq Sherzai revealed some of the victims were vomiting and some were unconscious when they were admitted, but that they were all in stable condition. “A health team has been sent to the area for investigations,” he added. Herat police spokesman Abdul Raouf Ahmadi said police have initiated an investigation, but no arrests have been made at this point. And while no group has claimed responsibility for the...
  • Death of British spy found in locked gym bag ruled 'accident'

    11/13/2013 5:10:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 41 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 13, 2013 | Carol J. Williams
    Scotland Yard on Wednesday reversed a coroner's finding of foul play in the 2010 death of British spy Gareth Williams, concluding that an accident was likely responsible for the death of the code-breaker whose naked, decomposing body was found stuffed inside a zipped and padlocked gym bag. London Metropolitan Police investigators had undertaken a review of evidence in the case 16 months ago, after initial restrictions on homicide detectives' access to details of Williams' intelligence work were lifted by the British secret service, MI6. Deputy Asst. Commissioner Martin Hewitt told journalists in London that investigators only had access to Williams'...
  • MI6 spy found in holdall 'hacked into secret data about Bill Clinton'

    08/30/2015 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 20 replies
    The Mirror ^ | August 30, 2015 | By Sam Webb
    MI6 spy Gareth Williams hacked into restricted information about former US President Bill Clinton, it has been claimed. The 31-year-old codebreaker was discovered inside a padlocked bag in a bathtub at his London home in 2010, sparking a real-life mystery worthy of any 007 thriller.
  • MI6 Spy Found Dead in Bag in Bath Had Hacked Clinton Data

    08/30/2015 12:32:22 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 30, 2015 | Breitbart London
    The MI6 spy who was found dead inside a holdall bag in his bathtub in London hacked into secret data held on former U.S. President Bill Clinton, The Sun newspaper has sensationally claimed today. Gareth Williams was 31 years old when he was found naked, dead in his own bathtub in Pimlico, just a few minutes walk away from Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Speculation has been rife ever since his death in September 2010 about the circumstances surrounding his death. A Metropolitan Police investigation revealed predictably, though suspiciously, that Mr Williams’ death was “probably an accident”. This was despite an...
  • Spy found dead in a bag 'had infuriated his MI6 bosses by illegally hacking into secret US data on B

    08/30/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jenny Stanton
    Gareth Williams's body was found in a bag at his London flat five years ago Spy illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton Personal voicemail messages left by the spy were deleted after he died The British spy whose body was found padlocked inside a bag in his flat had illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton, it has been revealed. Gareth Williams, 31, was discovered in a holdall in the bath at his London home five years ago this month, but the mystery surrounding his death has never been solved. Today,...
  • UK Police Ask For Help In Case of Slain Intelligence Agent ( identify Mediterranean couple)

    09/06/2010 10:08:28 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies
    CNN Justice ^ | September 6, 2010 12:20 p.m. EDT | the CNN Wire Staff
    <p>London, England (CNN) -- Metropolitan police in London, England, appealed Monday for further information about last month's death of a man who worked for a British intelligence agency and whose naked body was found in a padlocked duffel bag in his bathroom.</p>
  • Trek to Discover Truth About Yeti Foiled by Taliban

    08/31/2015 6:25:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 19 Aug 2015 | Nick Squires
    Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer, aimed to test Oxford University scientist theory that yeti is ancient hybrid of a brown bear and a polar bearAn expedition led by one of the world’s most acclaimed mountaineers to find out once and for all whether the yeti really exists has been thwarted by the Taliban. The trip to the remote mountains of northern Pakistan was to have been led by Reinhold Messner, an Italian mountaineer who was the first person to climb Everest without additional oxygen and also to scale each of the world's tallest 14 peaks. He was hoping to...
  • Afghan forces recapture district which fell to Taliban after withdrawl of British troops

    08/30/2015 12:12:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | Danielle Moylan, Kabul
    Soldiers who were part of NATO’s Resolute Support non-combat mission were quickly dispatched to advise Afghan special forces bolstering local efforts. Col. Brian Tribus, an American military spokesman, also confirmed U.S. forces had carried out 18 airstrikes in the Musa Qala district since 22 August. Mr Mirza Khan Rahimi, governor of Helmand, played down the impact of the US airstrikes to the Telegraph, saying that Afghan forces would have been sufficient on their own to wrest back control of Musa Qala. Mr Rahimi claimed that up to 300 Taliban fighters had been killed or wounded in the operation. At least...
  • U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban grab district

    08/27/2015 1:45:05 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 26 , 2015 | Mohammad Stanekzai
    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite repeated U.S. air strikes to repel them, adding to the insurgents' recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes. Elsewhere in Helmand, a man in Afghan uniform opened fire in the former British base of Camp Bastion, killing two U.S. service personnel, before being shot and wounded. Another man in Afghan uniform was wounded in the return fire.
  • US decides to stop aid to Pakistan, says Pak media

    08/22/2015 12:21:10 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015 | HT Correspondent
    Washington: US secretary of state John Kerry shakes hands with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before their meeting at the State Department in Washington. (Reuters Photo) The US has decided to discontinue monetary support to Pakistan under a military plan for not doing enough to counter terrorism, according to media reports in Pakistan. But there was no announcement or confirmation of it in the US defense secretary Ash Carter told reporters on Thursday: "That hasn't come to me yet, quite honestly." Also, the White House has once again said it has no announcements about President Barack Obama meeting Prime Minister...
  • ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

    08/16/2015 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Sara A. Carter, American Media Institute
    Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler's "Mein Kampf," as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the "Mule of the Jews." Found in Pakistan's remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an "end of the world" battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world's 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a "caliphate." ...Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2015 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. Some of the key revelations in the newly-released...
  • Afghan Taliban: ‘Family’ of Mullah Omar confirm his death

    07/30/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 10:09 AM EDT | Lynne O’Donnell and Kathy Gannon
    The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness. The statement, emailed to The Associated Press on Thursday, didn’t say when he died. It followed an announcement from the Kabul government the day before. Senior Taliban figures have also told the AP that Mullah Omar died. The statement says it’s being issued in the name of Mullah Omar’s brother, Mullah Abdul Manan, and his son, Mohammad Yaqub. It apologizes for “any mistakes Mullah Omar (made) during his rule of Afghanistan.” …
  • New mystery in Afghanistan: Is Mullah Omar dead?

    07/29/2015 7:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If Osama bin Laden became the enduring face of al-Qaeda and virulent Islamist terror, Mullah Omar remains the face of the Taliban nearly fourteen years after 9/11. Rarely seen since the fall of the Taliban government, the one-eyed undisputed leader of the organization in exile remains the most familiar foe to Americans of the conflict. And, the Washington Post’s Pamela Constable and Brian Murphy report today, he may be dead — possibly for years: Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, told reporters in Kabul that an investigation was underway into reports of the death of...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’ (per Afghan gov’t sources)

    07/29/2015 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29/07/2015
    The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, Afghan officials say, but the militant group has not commented on the claim. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released. A Taliban spokesman contacted by the BBC said the group would issue a statement shortly. There have been several reports of Mullah Omar’s death in the past. However, this is the first to be confirmed by top sources in the Afghan government. …

    07/26/2015 6:30:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | july 24, 2015 | joe kaufman
    The current Sheriff is Scott Israel; he was elected to office in November 2012. As Sheriff, Israel has made it a point to reach out to diverse crowds, including those who could be considered enemies of the U.S. and her allies. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s 2015 radical Muslim tour began this past January, when he posed for photos with Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout and a member of Zakkout’s Miami-based AMANA group at a local mosque. Zakkout is a big supporter of Hamas. On his Facebook page, one can find Hamas logos and photos of Hamas militants and leaders, including Hamas founders Ahmed Yassin and...
  • Taliban overrun base, capture and release 100 Afghan security personnel

    07/26/2015 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | July 26, 2015 | By Bill Roggio
    The Taliban overran a military base in the remote northern Afghan province of Badakhshan this weekend, capturing more than 100 police and tribal fighters before disarming and freeing them. Taliban fighters began their assault on the Qala base in the embattled district of Warduj beginning on July 24, according to the jihadist group and Afghan press reports. The base was overrun by July 25, but the Afghan government and the Taliban differ on the reasons why. Afghan officials claimed that a police commander known as Amanullah and his officers defected to the Taliban, TOLONews reported. “Amanullah head of the border...
  • Obama Admin: Promoting Murder of US Troops Okay for Obama Funders, But Not for Muslim Clerics

    05/29/2014 10:38:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 29 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Top Obama bundler Jodie Evans with Marxist tyrant Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama The Obama State Department this week disavowed its promotion of a Muslim cleric after it was reported by the Washington Free Beacon that the cleric, Sheik Abdallah Bin Bayyah, endorsed a fatwa in 2004 authorizing Muslims to kill U.S. troops in Iraq. At the same time, the Obama administration continues to deal with Obama funder and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans who helped deliver cash and humanitarian aid to “the other side” in Fallujah in 2004 and made a personal statement in 2005 supporting the killing of...
  • Bowe Bergdahl found during California pot raid, released by officials

    07/23/2015 9:36:52 PM PDT · by Domandred · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/15 | FoxNews
    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was released in a prisoner exchange in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees, wound up in the middle of a pot raid earlier this week in northern California. Captian Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Thursday that the county’s marijuana eradication team encountered Bergdahl on Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a home in Redwood City, Calif.
  • Green Beret tells of shooting Taliban in CIA job interview, loses Silver Star for it

    07/19/2015 6:08:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jul 19, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    A Green Beret who was awarded the Silver Star, then saw it stripped away because he killed a Taliban bombmaker, is telling why he did it, as conveyed in a CIA job interview he conducted nearly four years ago. Maj. Matt Golsteyn said the insurgent was a known maker of improvised explosive devices (IEDS) and was in the presence of such components. He considered him an armed combatant, so he shot him. Army Secretary John McHugh, who revoked the award, told The Washington Times through a spokesman that Maj. Golsteyn “assassinated an unarmed Afghan.” The soldier’s words, and Mr. McHugh’s...