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  • Robbing the Cradle of Civilization [Page 6; bin Laden and the Face on Mars]

    08/03/2007 6:06:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 341+ views
    Anomaly Hunters ^ | last updated on 1/24/2003 | The Hero Twins
    By 1997, with the word out that NASA planned to land on Mars, bin Laden called for all Americans and Jews, including children, to be killed. That summer three of his operatives living in Yemen launched a little known threat against NASA, via the judicial system. They warn both NASA and the USA that the Yemeni people (of which bin Laden is a member and believes he can trace his blood line back to the time of Queen Sheba) own Mars and they have 3,000-year-old (Sumerian?) tablets to prove it. On July 24th of 1997 the Al-Thawn weekly newspaper reported...
  • Ron Paul on the airline plot : “They’re terrorists because we’re occupiers!”

    12/29/2009 9:24:17 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 202 replies · 3,933+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 28, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ve already written about how his isolationist garbage leads inexorably to nonsense like this, so let me just add two points. First, and most obviously, there is no U.S. occupation of Yemen or Nigeria. The only way the airline plot is a reaction to U.S. “occupation” is if you accept the jihadist premise that there are no Arab/Muslim nation-states but rather only one Islamic caliphate waiting to be born. Only in that way does the U.S. occupation of Iraq warrant a reprisal from, say, a Pakistani or Yemeni. And yet, needless to say, if Britain was attacked tomorrow and Obama...
  • Christians to EU: Israel is Our Safe Haven

    03/25/2014 5:48:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Israel Today ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ryan Jones
    Some 150 Israeli Arabic-speaking Christians on Sunday demonstrated outside the European Union mission in Tel Aviv, demanding that the international community stop nitpicking against Israel and start combatting the severe persecution of Christians everywhere else in the Middle East. “Nations, organizations and international missions are quick to raise an accusing finger against Israel at every opportunity,” said Father Gabriel Nadaf, spiritual father of the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, which organized the rally. Those same nations and organizations “don’t life a finger against the ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Middle East,” the priest continued. Father Nadaf went on to explain...
  • Yemeni Told Wife on Phone He Was Being Devoured by Hyena

    03/23/2014 4:58:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014
    A Yemeni man returning to his village through a jungle late at night phoned his wife to tell her that he was being devoured by a hyena. The man, in his 50s, was walking back home through a forest in the western Yemeni province of Rima when he was intercepted by a hyena. He phoned his wife and told her the predator was attacking him and could eat him, newspapers said, adding that his wife quickly sent their sons to search for him. “When the sons reached him, it was too late. They only found the head and feet of...
  • (Ha, Ha!) Al Qaeda Operatives in Yemen Accidently Blow Themselves Up While Handling Car Bombs

    03/17/2014 7:32:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 17, 2014, | New York Daily News
    Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen accidently blow themselves up while handling car bombs Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the men — one Saudi and two Yemenis — as Al Qaeda terrorists. They were outfitting a car with explosives Sunday when the accident occurred. SANAA, Yemen — Three Al Qaeda operatives accidentally blew themselves up while outfitting a car with explosives, Yemen security officials said. Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the three, one Saudi and two Yemenis, as Al Qaeda terrorists. The group is known to be active in the province’s Habban region, where the...
  • The Israeli Solution

    02/25/2014 2:29:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 25, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    In its annual survey of American Jewry published last October, the American Jewish Committee found that 75 percent of American Jews agree with the statement, “The goal of the Arabs is not a peaceful two-state agreement with Israel, but rather the destruction of Israel.” And yet, American Jews supported the establishment of a Palestinian state 50% to 47%. Next week over 10,000 predominantly Jewish American supporters of Israel will gather in Washington at AIPAC’s annual policy conference. Given their high commitment to Israel, probably most of those gathered belong to the 47% of American Jews who opposed Palestinian statehood. Yet...
  • Kenyan Mall Terrorist Group Hiding Inside U.S. Crossed Mexican Border

    02/23/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies ^ | february 22, 2014 | rick wells
    Trading American lives in exchange for amnesty for illegal aliens in the United States. That is the reality that exists according to the information contained in this video report. The southern border is a sieve which is leaking not only illegals from Mexico, but “Other Than Mexicans” (OTMs) as well. That information is not new, but this video indicates that the severity of the problem is much worse than what has previously been acknowledged by the authorities charged with our protection. Individuals from terrorist nations are called SIAs, Special Interest Aliens and many are known to be in the United...
  • New Details on Shoe Bomb Threat (Obama's JV AQAP)

    02/20/2014 4:07:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 6 replies
    ABC News World News Tonight ^ | Thursday, February 20, 2014 | Pierre Thomas
    Video report at link. U.S. government uncovers plot by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) to recruit Americans and Europeans to get training in Syria to blow up passenger planes with shoe bombs.
  • Report: Deadly drone strike in Yemen failed to comply with Obama’s rules to protect civilians

    02/20/2014 2:04:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2014 | By Greg Miller
    A U.S. drone strike in December that killed at least a dozen people in Yemen failed to comply with rules imposed by President Obama last year to protect civilians, according to an investigation by a human rights organization released Thursday. The report by Human Rights Watch concluded that the strike, which was carried out by the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command, targeted a line of vehicles that were part of a wedding procession, and that evidence indicates “some, if not all those killed and wounded were civilians.” The findings contradict assertions by U.S. officials that only militants were killed...
  • Jewish refugees from Arab lands-Don’t forget what we lost, too

    02/16/2014 9:48:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Economist ^ | 2-15-14
    Compensation for Jews pushed out of Arab lands may become yet another issue MUCH as Palestinian refugees and their offspring remember the orange groves and cinemas they lost in Jaffa when Israel was born in 1948, Jews who once lived in Iraq recite the qasidas—lyrical Arabic poetry—and recall the time when most of Iraq’s banks and transport companies were run by Jews. “Iraq has gone downhill since they forced us out,” sighs a professor at a gathering of academics of Iraqi origin at Or Yehuda, a Tel Aviv suburb, slipping into Arabic. “Mubki, lamentable.” American officials are unclear on the...
  • Staying Out of Other People's Wars

    02/08/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | February 8, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both." Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes. North Korea is warning that should the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises go forward in March, it could mean war, possibly nuclear war. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III this week compared his country's situation to Czechoslovakia in 1938, and the disputed islets off his...
  • Obama’s Brother Joins Hamas, Wears Scarf Saying ‘Jerusalem Is Ours; We Are Coming’

    01/28/2014 5:37:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 24 replies
    Israel Islam and EndTimes ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Israel Islam and EndTimes
    MALIK OBAMA, brother of Barack Obama has been pictured at a charity function wearing a Hamas scarf (keffiyeh) that bears a well-known Palestinian slogan – ‘Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING!’ While in Sanaa, Yemein in 2010, President Barack Obama’s brother Malik Obama was at an event billed as the Orphans Development Fund (ODF) Conference. It’s quite the ironic title considering a group photo Malik is in that he has posted to his website. In the photo, he can be seen wearing a Hamas scarf (keffiyeh) that bears a well-known Palestinian slogan – ‘Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE...
  • Pictured: Obama’s half-brother wearing Hamas scarf that boasts ‘Jerusalem is ours—WE ARE COMING’

    01/30/2014 10:29:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:43 EST, 29 January 2014 | David Martosko
    Malik Obama, the president’s Kenyan half brother, was photographed in 2010 at a public event in Yemen wearing a “keffiyeh”—a special scarf—bearing two anti-Israel slogans of the terror group Hamas, it emerged today. “Jerusalem is ours—WE ARE COMING,” reads one saying. “From the river to the sea,” says the other statement. That rallying cry refers to Palestinian militants’ belief that the territory representing Israel, with the Jordan River to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, rightfully belongs to them—and Israel should not exist. The photo appears on the website of the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a group...
  • US Citizen's Passport Revoked, Abandoned in Yemen

    01/22/2014 12:27:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 22 January 2014 Wednesday
    Rayman Hussein is believed to be one of up to 100 Americans of Yemeni origin who were forced to sign documents confessing to obtaining US citizenship by deceiftul means. A report published on Tuesday has revealed that an American citizen on Yemeni origin has had his passport revoked under suspicious circumstances by a State Department investigator in the US embassy in Sana’a, Yemen. Rayman Hussein, who came to the US with his family in 1993 at the age of 10, and became a US citizen two years later, was forced to sign a document declaring that he had obtained the...
  • Officials: Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen

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

    01/18/2014 5:54:29 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 January 2014 | BBC
    An Iranian diplomat has been killed in a gun attack in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, local officials say. The man was shot as he was leaving the Iranian ambassador's residence in the Hadda district in the south of the city by car, sources said. He was taken to hospital but died there later. There was no immediate comment from the Iranian embassy. Other diplomats said the dead man was an embassy security officer, AFP reported.
  • Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy

    01/06/2014 5:41:54 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-6-2014 | Alana Goodman
    January 6, 2014 Group Run by al Qaeda Terrorist Invited to Brief Dems on Drone Policy Alana Goodman The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Grayson’s office.Ahmady, who also serves as a top official in an...
  • Israel and Saudi Arabia: Unlikely Allies

    12/30/2013 5:38:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 30, 2013 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Israel and Saudi Arabia: Unlikely AlliesPosted By Joseph Puder On December 30, 2013 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Media outlets have been speculating about the emerging alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia. The International Business Times (December 2, 2013), quoted London’s Sunday Times as saying that “Israel and Saudi Arabia were working together to bring down Iran’s nuclear activities.” Clearly, having a mutual interest in stopping the threat of a hegemonic and nuclear Iran has made the two unlikely allies.Saudi and Israeli interests have converged more than once before. First,...
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 13 in Yemen

    12/12/2013 2:16:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies ^ | 12/12/13 | Ahemd Al-Haj - Associated Press
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt out cars on the road. The city, a stronghold of al-Qaida militants, witnessed deadly clashes early last year between armed tribesmen backed by the military and al-Qaida gunmen in an attempt to drive them out of the city. There were no immediate...
  • Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants

    11/30/2013 6:35:45 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 29 November 2013 07.52 EST | Ian Black in Riyadh
    Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting on doorsteps and sprawl on threadbare grass at one of Riyadh's busiest junctions. These are tense, wary times in Manfouha, a few minutes' drive from the capital's glittering towers and swanky shopping malls. Manfouha is the bleak frontline in Saudi Arabia's campaign to get rid of its illegal foreign workers, control the legal ones and help get more of its own citizens into work. This month two or three Ethiopians were killed here after a raid erupted into full-scale rioting. Keeping their distance from the officers...
  • VIDEO: Yemen wedding celebration to ‘Gangnam Style’ ends with three dead

    11/22/2013 8:31:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/22/13 | STEPHEN REX BROWN
    VIDEO: Yemen wedding celebration to ‘Gangnam Style’ ends with three dead when dancer accidentally shoots AK-47 A man dancing to “Gangnam Style” at a wedding party in Yemen reportedly killed three people when he tried to fire his AK-47 in celebration and accidentally sprayed the group with bullets. Graphic cellphone video posted by posted on LiveLeak shows men and young boys dancing to the hit song by South Korean pop star Psy. One of the revelers waves an AK-47 in the air as he gyrates.
  • Gitmo Terrorists Who Learn About Peaceful Form of Islam to Be Freed

    11/08/2013 11:35:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 8, 2013
    The Obama administration is negotiating to release Guantanamo terrorists to a renowned Middle Eastern Al Qaeda training ground if the prisoners undergo “counseling, instruction in a peaceful form of Islam and job training.” This is no joke, though it sounds like a bad one. Better yet, the famously corrupt and leftist United Nations is helping with the deal, which is being kept quiet and solidified in a western European country. A mainstream newspaper got wind of it and reported on it this week, revealing “previously undisclosed talks held in Rome recently because of security risks in Yemen,” the eventual landing...
  • Rehab Center for Terrorists in Yemen? Obama May Be One Step Closer to Closing Gitmo

    10/29/2013 3:37:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/28/13 | Sara Carter
    President Obama may be one step closer to getting his wish of closing down the controversial GITMO terrorist detention facility in Cuba by shipping them all off to one of the most unstable countries in the world: Yemen. According to reports out of Yemen, U.S. and European officials have been in talks once again to fund a rehabilitation facility that would house prisoners currently detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base detention camp.
  • Blast heard near US Embassy in Yemeni capital

    10/28/2013 2:27:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 28, 2013 | Ahmed Al-Haj
    A large explosion followed by heavy gunfire was heard late Monday near the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital Sanaa, security officials and residents said.
  • Yemeni girl, 15, 'burned to death by father'

    10/26/2013 4:53:28 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:54 AM EDT, Thu October 24, 2013 | Mohammed Jamjoom, Hakim Almasmari and Saad Abedine
    (CNN) -- A 15-year-old Yemeni girl was burned to death by her father for "communicating with her fiance," according to Yemen's Interior Ministry. The father, a 35-year-old man, was arrested Tuesday in a village in Taiz Province. The statement did not clarify when the girl was killed. The case, which activists are calling an honor crime, is once again highlighting the plight of young girls in Yemen, where child marriages and honor killings still happen. According to Human Rights Watch, more than half of all females in Yemen are married off before the age of 18.
  • New York man arrested on terrorism charges

    10/18/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:45 PM EDT, Fri October 18, 2013 | Julia Lull
    A Long Island man was arrested Friday after investigators say he attempted to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda and conspired with the terror group from the United States, according to an indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, also known as “Ali Zea,” was arrested at his home in Brentwood, New York, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice, the indictment says. …
  • German ambassador escapes as bodyguard shot dead in Yemen

    10/06/2013 10:01:20 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    Deutche Welle ^ | October 6, 2013 | rc/kms (AFP, Reuters)
    Gunmen have shot dead a German employed as a bodyguard at his country's embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The man was killed by attackers in an apparent unsuccessful kidnap attempt on the German ambassador. Germany’s ambassador to Yemen appeared to have escaped a kidnapping attempt in the capital, Sanaa, on Sunday in which a bodyguard was killed. The pan-Arab news channel al-Arabiya reported that the guard had been killed as the attackers tried to kidnap the German ambassador, Carola Müller-Holtkemper.
  • Gunman Who Took Hostages at Louisiana Bank Posted Chilling Facebook Messages

    10/05/2013 11:57:48 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    FOX ^ | August 14, 2013 | n/a
    "Gunman who took hostages at Louisiana bank posted chilling Facebook messages" SNIPPET: "The gunman who took three hostages at a Louisiana bank Tuesday -- killing one of them before being shot and killed by police -- recently posted chilling messages on Facebook, including a cartoon strip about hostages.   In a post on Sunday, 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed displays a cartoon strip that focuses on an apparent hostage situation." SNIPPET: "Ahmed's final post, made Tuesday just hours before the hostage standoff began, is of a photo of a man with a sword attacking a tank.Under the photo is a quote...
  • Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial...

    09/28/2013 3:53:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies ^ | Friday, Sep 27, 2013 | By Jonathan Dienst
    "Nigerian Terror Suspect Flown to New York for Trial, Accused of Recruiting, Training for Al-Qaida Federal authorities say Lawal Babafemi received al-Qaida money to recruit English-speaking people to engage in acts of terror against America" SNIPPET: "A Nigerian terror suspect accused of trying to help al-Qaida in Yemen was flown to New York to appear Friday in a federal courtroom. Lawal Babafemi is accused of training with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and using his English skills to help publish the terrorist magazine "Inspire." Judge John Gleason ordered Babafemi, also known as "Ayatollah Mustafa," held without bail." SNIPPET:...
  • Yemen violence: 'Thirty dead' in twin attacks on army

    09/20/2013 3:02:47 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20 September 2013
    At least 30 people were killed when suspected militants launched simultaneous attacks on military targets in southern Yemen, sources say. Two car bombs reportedly exploded at a camp in Shabwa province, killing around 20 soldiers and wounding many others. In a second assault in the area, gunmen also shot 10 soldiers in the town of Maifaa. The government is battling al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants who often target the military.
  • Wife Discovers Hubby Not Saudi After 18 Years

    09/11/2013 2:04:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    A Saudi woman who married a man thinking he was Saudi discovered he is Yemeni 18 years after their marriage. Jawahir said the man proposed to her 18 years ago and she accepted him as a husband after he produced false documents showing he was a Saudi citizen. When their two sons and one daughter went to the secondary school, they were asked to bring their father’s national identity number. “Only then I found that the man with whom I spent 18 years as a wife was not Saudi. I discovered that he had used a fake ID when he...
  • Yemeni Child Bride, Eight, 'Dies On Wedding Night' [Filthy Muslim Culture: Child (8) to Man (40)]

    09/11/2013 9:24:29 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | September 11, 2013
    Yemeni Child Bride, Eight, 'Dies On Wedding Night' Yemen locals claim a girl has died of internal bleeding after marrying a man five times her age, but official denies allegations An eight-year-old Yemeni girl has died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media and revived debate about child brides. Arwa Othman, head of Yemen's House of Folklore and a leading rights campaigner, said the girl, identified only as Rawan, was married to a...
  • Yemen Child Bride, 8, Dies After Suffering Internal Bleeding From Sexual Injuries On Wedding Night

    09/11/2013 5:42:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    latin news ^ | Maria G. Valdez
    An 8-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said. The girl, identified only as Rawan, is believed to have suffered tearing of her genitals and a uterine rupture. Activists are now calling for the groom, who is believed to be around 40 years old, and her family to be arrested so they can face justice in the courts. "On the wedding night and after intercourse, she suffered from bleeding and uterine rupture which caused her death," Arwa Othman, head of Yemen...
  • Yemen: Eight Year-Old Girl Dies on her Wedding Night

    09/09/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 43 replies
    A girl of eight years old has died after suffering internal injuries on the night of her arranged marriage - to a man more than five times her age. The young girl, named only as Rawan, died in the tribal region of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Watan. According to Gulf News, she died after suffering a tear to her genitals and due to severe bleeding. There have been calls to arrest her family and husband, who was reportedly 40 years old, as activists demand an end to the practice of child marriages in the...
  • Yemen 'Qaeda' clash with govt supporters kills 3: official

    09/03/2013 8:51:37 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 09/03/2013 | AFP
    ADEN (AFP) - A gun battle in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan left two suspected Al-Qaeda militants and a pro-government militiaman dead on Tuesday, an official from the militia said. Fighting between Al-Qaeda militants and the Popular Resistance Committees, which back the government, took place in Batis, northwest of the city of Jaar, the official said. Tuesday's violence erupted a day after a failed attack on the chief of the Committees in Abyan, Abdullatif Sayed. A blast targeted Sayed's car, but the militia official told AFP that he "escaped unharmed.” The militias, who recruit from the heavily-armed tribes in...
  • American al-Qaeda terrorist urges attacks on US diplomats

    08/18/2013 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Aug 18, 2013 | Reuters
    An American al-Qaeda terrorist has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the US ambassador to Libya on Sept. 11 last year, a US-based monitoring group said on Sunday. Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million US price on his head, appealed to wealthy Muslims to offer terrorists rewards to kill ambassadors in the region, citing bounty set for killing the US ambassador to Yemen, Washington-based SITE monitoring group said. The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda last year offered 3 kg (106 ounces) of gold for the killing of...
  • BREAKING NEWS: 2nd hostage dies in hospital(St. Joseph, LA)

    08/15/2013 1:28:04 PM PDT · by Synthesist · 28 replies
    KNOE.COM ^ | 15AUG2013 | Brandon Rodgers
    UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - KNOE 8 News has learned that LaDean McDaniel has passed away today. Rapides Regional Medical Center confirmed the death to our sister station KALB this morning. McDaniel was shot on Tuesday at the Tensas State Bank branch in St. Joseph in a hostage situation involving Fuaed Abdo Ahmed that lasted over 12 hours. KNOE 8 News has also repeatedly asked for new information from Louisiana State Police and the FBI about the investigation. The FBI told KNOE 8 News that a release was pending yesterday morning. No release has been made available, and...
  • U.S. embassies in Muslim world reopen amid still-murky threats

    08/13/2013 3:44:51 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 9 replies
    McClatchy ^ | August 11, 2013 | McClatchy Foreign Staff
    (snip) A high-ranking Yemeni security official speaking on the condition of anonymity told McClatchy that the claims of a foiled plot had no basis in fact. That source bemusedly attributed media reports about imminent terror strikes to a single official’s comments, which he cast as a misguided attempt at shifting public opinion in the face of increasing and unpopular American drone strikes. Indeed, Yemen has remained at a relative normal – except for increased security measures that sent spy planes over the skies of Sanaa and flurry of apparent drone strikes to points farther afield. The most recent drone attack...
  • Drone strike kills two in southern Yemen: officials and residents ( 15 in 3 days)

    08/10/2013 11:04:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:27pm EDT
    (Reuters) - Local officials and residents in Yemen's southern Lahj Province said a drone destroyed a vehicle travelling on a mountain road late on Saturday evening killing its two occupants and bringing to 15 the death toll from four strikes in three days.
  • MOV04247 Horrific Mistake!

    Was made, by the USA closing 22 Embassies in Muslim countries. That action has shown that we can easily be intimidated by nothing more than,"Chatter," by radical extremist Muslim's. If a host Muslim country is either unwilling or incapable of protecting our Embassy, the Embassy should then be closed forever.
  • Graphic: Al Qaeda’s Hot Spot

    08/10/2013 12:26:10 PM PDT · by Haakaandet · 6 replies
    National Post ^ | August 9 2013 | Richard Johnson and Jake Edmiston
    Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is growing and security experts believe it now poses the greatest danger to the West. Based in Yemen, the terrorist group is believed to number about 1,000 members, up from an estimated 200 a few years ago. It is led by Nasir al-Wuhayshi, a former aide to al-Qaeda’s late founder Osama bin Laden. AQAP has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including an attempt to blow up a U.S. commercial airliner on Christmas Day in 2009. The group is also at the heart of the latest security alert that saw the U.S. close embassies and...

    08/10/2013 10:37:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 1 replies
    Hugh ^ | AUG 9,2013 | John Ford
    To understand Yemen you must begin by understanding that there is very little reason for Yemen to be a country. In fact, until very recently it wasn’t a country at all. For most of the last 500 years, Yemen has been divided into a north and a south. The Northern part of Yemen is predominately Shia Muslim. Until 1918 it was dominated by the Ottoman Empire and after that it was an independent country dominated by the Zaidi Shia. The post-Saleh government of Yemen is sandwiched between two insurgencies it cannot seem to control. The United States continues to send...
  • A worthless POTUS: Obama Vows U.S. 'Will Never Retreat' Day After Urging Flight from Yemen

    08/08/2013 4:20:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/8/13 | a hawkins
    Barack Obama told Marines at Camp Pendleton Wednesday that the United States "will never retreat from the world" merely a day after his Administration warned American citizens to flee the country of Yemen. According to The Hill, Obama said, "Al Qaeda's top ranks have been hammered," and "the core of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on the way to defeat." "We do not get terrorized," he boasted. "We're going to keep standing up to our enemies." Just two days before Obama made these claims, his Administration closed 20 embassies and/or consulates around the world for fear of an...
  • 14 Suspected al-Qaida Militants Killed In Yemen Drone Attack

    08/09/2013 11:13:08 AM PDT · by drewh · 4 replies
    United Press International ^ | Published: Aug. 9, 2013 at 7:07 AM
    At least 14 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed in three drone attacks presumably conducted by the United States, security officials said. The attacks occurred Thursday, just one day after Yemeni officials said they stopped a major al-Qaida plot against oil pipelines and ports, the BBC reported Thursday. A drone attack killed four suspected militants in Wadi al-Jadd in the southern province of Hadramout. In two other attacks in Marib and Hadramout provinces, 10 suspected militants were killed, security officials said. The United States has said it is targeting militants in Yemen with drones, but it has not commented...
  • Al-Qaida Gloats Over Middle East Embassy Closures

    08/08/2013 10:57:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/08/2013 | Melanie Batley
    The Obama administration's decision to shutter nearly two dozen U.S. diplomatic posts on Sunday has given jihadists something to celebrate — a sense that America still sees them as a serious threat. Despite the plot being thwarted, many supporters of al-Qaida and other terror groups believe the very fact that President Barack Obama was forced to shutter embassies throughout the Middle East and Africa was a victory in itself, according to The New York Times. "God is great! America is in a condition of terror and fear from al-Qaida," wrote one jihadist in an online forum, according to the Times....
  • False Flag?

    08/07/2013 10:58:08 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-07-13 | DrJohn
    False Flag: False flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities, groups or nations than those who actually planned and executed them. Operations carried during peace-time by civilian organizations, as well as covert government agencies, may by extension be called false flag operations if they seek to hide the real organisation behind an operation. Out of nowhere the Obama regime issues a worldwide terror alert including the closure of many embassies. US Senator Saxby Chambliss gave an...
  • Yemen claims it foiled al-Qaida plot

    08/07/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 7, 2013 10:19 EDT
    A Yemeni government spokesman claims authorities have foiled a plot by al-Qaida militants aimed at taking control of two cities in the country, then storming strategic ports and bombing gas facilities.
  • Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts

    08/07/2013 5:54:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2013 | Eli Lake and Josh Rogin
    t wasn’t just any terrorist message that triggered U.S. terror alerts and embassy closures—but a conference call of more than 20 far-flung al Qaeda operatives, Eli Lake and Josh Rogin report. The crucial intercept that prompted the U.S. government to close embassies in 22 countries was a conference call between al Qaeda’s senior leaders and representatives of several of the group’s affiliates throughout the region. snip Several news outlets reported Monday on an intercepted communication last week between Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen. But The Daily Beast has learned that the discussion...
  • A spy who tried to scale Kremlin wall (Russia)

    08/04/2013 8:59:11 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 08/02/2013 | M K Bhadrakumar
    When the Central Intelligence Agency's "favorite Saudi prince" - which was how the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz last week described the chief of Saudi intelligence, Prince Bandar bin Sultan - landed in Moscow in his private jet on Wednesday and drove straight to Novo-Ogarevo in the city suburbs to meet President Vladimir Putin at his residence, it didn't turn out to be the "hush-hush" visit that the spy chief is usually accustomed to and would have expected. The Russian news agency Itar-Tass scrambled to carry a crisp report, quoting the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying that the Saudi prince and...
  • Al Qaeda Has 'Developed Liquid Explosives Which Blow Up When Dry' Prompting US Evacuation

    08/06/2013 4:17:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 119 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5:56 EST, 6 August 2013
    Al Qaeda terrorists may have developed undetectable liquid bombs prompting America to evacuate its citizens from Yemen, it emerged today. The explosive would be applied wet to clothing and then detonated when dry, according to senior US officials. Security experts fear it would be completely undetectable using the current range of security devices operated at airports across the world. The terrifying technology is thought to be the work of Al-Qaeda's master bomb-maker Ibrahim al-Asiri who is linked to the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) group based in the Yemen. Al-Asiri is believed to be the man behind a...