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  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • US says evidence ties militant group to Pakistan (NewsFlash- Haqqani-Govt link exists)

    09/17/2011 1:01:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/17/11 | Chris Brummitt - AP
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Islamabad said in remarks broadcast Saturday that there is evidence linking the Haqqani insurgent network to the Pakistani government, a charge that could raise tensions in an already strained anti-terror alliance between Washington and Islamabad. The U.S. and NATO blame the Haqqani network for many of the attacks in Afghanistan, including this week's strike on the U.S. Embassy. The group — affiliated with both the Taliban and al-Qaida — and its army of several thousand fighters is widely assumed to be based just over the Afghan border in Pakistan. U.S. officials have long...
  • Detainee appeals NY conviction in embassy bombings

    12/18/2010 11:08:28 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/18/10
    New York (AP) -- The former Guantanamo detainee found guilty of conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa has asked a judge to toss the conviction. . . . A federal jury in New York City last month acquitted Ghailani of 224 counts of murder and dozens of other charges

    05/03/2003 1:04:42 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 180+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/03/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>May 3, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - The recent capture of several major al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan has unearthed a terror plot to fly a plane or helicopter into the U.S. embassy in Karachi, sources said yesterday.</p> <p>An alert to U.S. pilots said, "This [terror] group has a fair-sized pilot cadre and the use of small aircraft requires far less skill and training than some larger aircraft."</p>
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Senate panel seeks Missouri Based Islamic charity’s tax records

    01/23/2004 7:36:44 AM PST · by rface · 7 replies · 504+ views
    Columbia, Missouri Daily Tribune ^ | January 22, 2004 | JOHN SULLIVAN of the Tribune’s staff
    A congressional committee has included a local Islamic charity in a new round of inquiries into suspected ties between not-for-profit groups and terrorists. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has requested the financial records of 25 Islamic charities, including the Columbia-based Islamic American Relief Agency, or IARA. In particular, the request included donor lists that are reported to the IRS but protected under a privacy statute. The request comes two years after FBI, Department of the Treasury and other federal agency investigations into charities suspected of having ties to international terrorists. Since 2001, the United States has frozen more than $136...
  • The Chemical Threat to Subways: Dispelling the Clouds

    06/22/2006 8:29:47 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies · 955+ views
    Stratfor Terrorism Intelligence Report ^ | 06/21/06 19:21:35 | By Fred Burton
    Recent reports outlining what Time magazine has called the "untold story" of a cancelled al Qaeda plot against the New York subway system have excited considerable media hype and public consternation. The account is part of Ron Suskind's new book, The One Percent Doctrine, that was excerpted in the June 26 edition of Time. According to Suskind, al Qaeda developed a "revolutionary new WMD device" that would generate cyanide gas, and these weapons -- which he refers to as "mubtakkar" devices -- were to have been planted on subways by operatives who were in place and preparing to act in...
  • The Mother of All Connections (New evidence of collaboration between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda)

    07/09/2005 10:39:42 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 151 replies · 15,521+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 18, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn
    "In August 1998, the detainee traveled to Pakistan with a member of Iraqi Intelligence for the purpose of blowing up the Pakistan, United States and British embassies with chemical mortars."  U.S. government "Summary of Evidence" for an Iraqi member of al Qaeda detained at Guantanamo Bay, CubaFOR MANY, the debate over the former Iraqi regime's ties to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network ended a year ago with the release of the 9/11 Commission report. Media outlets seized on a carefully worded summary that the commission had found no evidence "indicating that Iraq cooperated with al Qaeda in developing or...
  • Jordan Airs Confessions of Al-Qaida Suspects Who Allegedly Planned Bomb and Poison Gas (Nerve Gas)

    04/26/2004 2:16:04 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 51 replies · 520+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2004 | Jamal Halaby
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Al-Qaida plotted bombings and poison gas attacks against the U.S. Embassy and other targets in Jordan, two conspirators said in a confession aired Monday on Jordanian state television. Azmi al-Jayousi, identified as the head of the Jordanian cell of al-Qaida, appeared Monday in a 20-minute taped program and described meeting Jordanian militant Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi in neighboring Iraq to plan the foiled plot. A commentator said the plotters wanted to kill "80,000" Jordanians and had targeted the prime minister's office, intelligence headquarters and the U.S. Embassy. Another Jordanian suspect, car mechanic Hussein Sharif Hussein, was shown saying...
  • Chemical expert testifies in Jordan trial (Zarqawi's attempted use of Chemical Weapons)

    06/22/2005 9:55:24 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 21 replies · 1,591+ views
    AP ^ | Jun. 22, 2005 | Jamal Halaby
    AMMAN, Jordan - Islamic militants planned to detonate an explosion that would have sent a cloud of toxic chemicals across Jordan, causing death, blindness and sickness, a chemical expert testified in a military court Wednesday. Col. Najeh al-Azam was giving evidence in the trial of 13 men who are alleged to have planned what would have been the world's first chemical attack by the al-Qaida terror group. The accused include al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, Abu-Musab Al-Zarqawi, and three other fugitives who are being tried in absentia. Jordanian security services foiled the plot in April last year. Jordanian officials say that...
  • Tehran's Terror Master

    05/26/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Clark · 39 replies · 2,275+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 5/26/2005 | Patrick Devenny
    Early on the morning of March 16th, 1984, William Buckley left for work at the American embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Officially, Mr. Buckley, a decorated veteran of the Special Forces, served as the political officer at the embassy. In reality, however, Mr. Buckley was the embassy’s CIA station chief. On his way to the compound, Buckley’s car was stopped by a group of masked men, who forced him from his car at gunpoint. His assailants would later be identified as terrorists from the group Islamic Jihad, which served as an alias for the real perpetrators, Hezbollah. The circumstances surrounding the...
  • Terrorist ‘aided abduction plot’

    04/22/2005 5:53:43 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies · 470+ views
    Times Online, of the Sunday Times [UK] ^ | April 21, 2005 | Sophie Kirkham
    A KEY al-Qaeda operative responsible for recruiting the shoe bomber Richard Reid and one of the September 11 hijackers helped to kidnap five British children from their Norwich home and take them to Libya, a court was told yesterday. Djamel Beghal, 39, is serving ten years in a French prison for plotting a suicide attack on the US Embassy in Paris and was described as so dangerous that even other al-Qaeda members thought him beyond the pale. While he was living in Leicester in the late 1990s Beghal, an Algerian, met Azzedin Journazi, from Libya, at a city mosque and...
  • U.S. Embassy Bombings Suspect Arrested

    07/29/2004 4:09:32 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 584+ views
    AP/FoxNews ^ | July 27, 2004
    U.S. Embassy Bombings Suspect Arrested Thursday, July 29, 2004 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has arrested a Tanzanian Al Qaeda (search) suspect wanted by the United States in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the interior minister said Friday. He said the suspect was cooperating and had given authorities "very valuable" information. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (search) — who is on the FBI's list of 22 most wanted terrorists, with a reward of up to $25 million on his head — was arrested Sunday in the eastern city of Gujrat along with at least 15 other people, Interior...
  • 2nd Terror Group in Italy Jailed

    03/04/2002 1:58:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 440+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/04/02 | NEWS WIRE SERVICES
    ROME Italian investigators are looking into a second ring of suspected terrorists who may have been plotting a chemical weapons assault on Rome. An Algerian, a Pakistani, a Tunisian and three Iraqis were arrested in early morning raids Friday. A group of Moroccans was arrested last month with a map of the U.S. Embassy and large quantities of a cyanide compound that experts say could have been turned into a deadly gas. The ring busted Friday is thought to be completely independent of the Moroccans, officials said, although both likely have ties to Al Qaeda's network of terror. Investigators said ...
  • Taliban leader (Mullar Omar) phoned U.S. after missile strikes (in 1998)

    09/10/2004 6:03:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,247+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/10/04 | William C. Mann - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after former President Clinton sent cruise missiles against al-Qaida targets in Afghanistan, the leader of that country's ruling Taliban militia telephoned the State Department and offered to talk, according to a State Department message disclosed Friday. Little came of the contact, although Mullah Mohammed Omar counseled the department that the United States would never be accepted as a friend of the Muslims unless Congress forced Clinton to resign. Clinton announced Aug. 21, 1998, that he had sent cruise missiles "to strike at the network of radical groups affiliated with and funded by Osama bin Laden,...
  • Osama aide recounts stabbing

    09/07/2002 2:25:35 AM PDT · by kattracks · 20 replies · 510+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/07/02 | ROBERT GEARTY
    A top Osama Bin Laden lieutenant who stabbed a Manhattan prison guard in the eye said yesterday that his hand was covered in blood after the attack but denied it was an act of terror. "My hand was all bloody," Mamdouh Mahmud Salim said as he gave a judge a chilling blow-by-blow account of the Nov. 1, 2000, assault on Louis Pepe at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. "This is the first time in my life that the blood of another person would come on my hand." Prosecutors are trying to prove the stabbing with a sharpened comb was a terrorist...
  • Foiled Al Qaeda Attackers Caught Red-Handed with WMDs

    04/17/2004 3:38:17 PM PDT · by musical_airman · 73 replies · 735+ views ^ | 4/17/04 | News Max
    Saturday, Apr. 17, 2004 11:23 AM EDT Foiled Al Qaeda Attackers Caught Red-Handed with WMDs Two members of an al Qaeda cell connected to top terror master Abu Musab al-Zarqawi have been caught in Jordan with chemical weapons and poisonous gas for a planned attack that Jordanian officials say would have killed up to 20,000 people. The officials told the London-based newspaper al-Hayat on Friday that the al Qaeda plotters planned to launch a WMD attack against a Jordanian Military Intelligence installation, the US embassy in Amman and a government building in the country. According to the Israeli newspaper Maariv,...

    10/18/2002 12:12:19 AM PDT · by kattracks · 128 replies · 967+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/18/02 | NILES LATHEM and MARSHA KRANES
    <p>An al Qaeda suspect in custody in Belgium told American investigators he saw members of the terror organization training snipers in preparation for attacks on U.S. soil, a source told The Post last night.</p> <p>One of the planned attacks targeted U.S. senators on a golf course.</p>
  • DJ Al-Qaida Man Claims To Have Seen Sniper Training

    10/17/2002 4:15:34 PM PDT · by lexlov · 75 replies · 337+ views
    DJ Al-Qaida Man Claims To Have Seen Sniper Training -ABC 10/17/2002 Dow Jones News Services (Copyright © 2002 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--At least one member of al-Qaida now in custody has told U.S. investigators he witnessed training by three man sniper squads practicing to launch attacks on U.S. soil, ABC News reported Thursday. The claim is made by an al-Qaida member being held for allegedly plotting to blow up the U.S. embassy in Paris, the report said. The man was questioned by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation this week in Belgium, ABC News...