December 03, 2013

America Is Weaker Against Terrorism Because It Has Failed To Recognize Islamic Motivation

This will not come as a surprise to those of you who are not so politically correct to whitewash Islam:

But important, ominous, and accurate as that assessment is, it was not the most important point made by these two respected lawmakers. Instead, it was Sen. Feinstein's observation in response to a question about what causes the "hatred" that makes our situation more perilous:
There is a real displaced aggression in this very fundamentalist jihadist Islamic community, and that is that the West is responsible for everything that goes wrong and that the only thing that's going to solve this is Islamic shariah law.

What makes this incontrovertible statement so noteworthy? It is the fact that the intelligence community is not allowed to say it. Under Obama administration guidelines, for intelligence officers–and for that matter, law enforcement, Homeland Security and military personnel–to talk about Islamic jihadism and shariah as the motivation for terrorism can be a career-ending offense.

You can only deny truth for so long. As Sir Winston Churchill once said, "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."

There it is.

By DMartyr at 10:27 AM | Comments |

October 17, 2013

Muslim Woman Seeks Well Hung Man w/ Desire to Kill Infidels

Normally we think of radical women as the victims in a relationship. Some poor dimwitted woman converts to Islam, then finds a guy who pushes her towards radicalization. But Samantha Lewthwaite's, the "White Widow's", diaries and internet searches reveal a woman who was already radicalized and who sought out a husband who would help raise her children for martyrdom.

The same could be said of Colleen LaRose, better known as Jihad Jane. You'll recall that she met her husband on the internet where she was already active in radical circles.

I've always had the feeling that Zach Chesser -- who's rotting in jail for threatening the creators of South Park for their "blasphemy" and for trying to join al Shabaab -- was not the domineering person in the relationship. That his wife, who remains free, was the one cheering him on towards jihad.

I guess the point of this being that we shouldn't always assume that the wives in these relationships are somehow without guilt. Often, they help enable their husbands and encourage them to become terrorists. They live vicarious lives of glory through their husband's infamy.

It's not just young men that efforts at averting radicalism should be targeted, but also the young women who think these men are cool.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:19 AM | Comments |

August 05, 2013

Leak: Chatter Leading to Embassy Closings from ... Zawahiri

This allegedly comes straight from the top. Which means we're either reading Zawahir's email or tapping his phones.

The big story here shouldn't be we're tapping Zawahiri's phones & email: yes, were' that good.

The real headline should be "Zawahiri on the move after getting key intel from New York Times that US is on to him".

In answer to AllahP's question: We won't prosecute the leaker, but we should.

Welcome to the new normal of the Obama Presidency.

But let me also contradict myself here and put some of AllahP's angst to rest about Zawahiri finding out we're reading his emails. By all accounts Zawahiri is even more recluse and careful about the CIA/NSA finding him than even Sheikh Osama himself. And remember, Osama wore a cowboy hat in his own compound while outdoors to fool CIA satellites. So, we're talking pretty paranoid here.

It's much more likely that the person/persons who's email/phone is being monitored is Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and perhaps even considered #2 by AQ Central these days.

Let's just say the boys at AQ in Yemen are a little less careful about who they email and who they talk to on the phone. The B team, so to speak. Minor league, with aspirations for the majors.

Exhibit A: Anwar al Awlaki and Samir Khan's corpses -- who were said to be on the phone at the moment of droning. Exhibit B: last week's drone strike in Yemen of Al Khidr Husayn al Ja'dani, another big whig in the AQAP cast of former stars.

And it could very well be that the "chatter" was in an encrypted email. AQAP is well known for their use of the Asrar al-Mujahideen encryption key. They publicly release the key to their readers, encouraging them to use it as a way to thwart the Zionist-Crusaders from finding out who is emailing whom, and what.

Yes, I'm saying we're that good.

I know a lot of people who think this is just hype drummed up by the Obama admin to show a victory for the NSA program. But if this really did come from the top of al Qaeda's not so vertically organized pyramid, then it's not the least bit hype. It's something to legitimately worry about.

However, the fact that this was leaked? Well, either the leaker is a major POS who really wants our national security compromised, or .... the leak itself was designed to show a win in the NSA column.

The leak itself might be legitimately questioned as fishy, but I think we can put to rest the idea that the whole thing was blown way out of proportion simply for political reasons from the White House.

UPDATE: Speaking of leaks -- why is the Obama admin leaking info on Israel's strike on Syria?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:58 PM | Comments |

July 19, 2013

Yes, that is a bomb in my pocket
But, yes, I am happy to see you

You thought Underwear Bomb I was bad news, wait until you see Underwear Bomb II: Electric Bugaloo

[Transportation Security Administrator John] Pistole also for the first time detailed the sophisticated "Underwear Bomb II," which a double-agent stole from AQAP in 2012 after the group dispatched him as a suicide bomber aboard an aircraft. ABC News obtained a Department of Homeland Security illustration of the newer bomb. Pistole called the U.S. ally-led operation an "intelligence coup," because it enabled western counterterrorism services to thwart a serious threat from a bomb almost impossible to detect by magnetometers and advanced imaging machines at airports.

"It was a new type of explosive we had never seen," which used two redundant initiators filled with liquid explosives to detonate a larger liquid explosive charge in men's briefs, Pistole said....

"He encased this explosive in caulk -- kitchen caulk," he explained, to conceal the scent of he explosives and "evade bomb sniffing dogs."

The real news here is 1) the bomb may not be detectable in foreign airports and 2) our intel people think that Ibrahim al-Asiri may have taught multiple people how to make the bomb.

Just thought I'd throw that out there. You know, get the weekend started right.

Anyone have any plans that include an overseas flight?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:50 PM | Comments |

June 21, 2013

U.S. Citizen Indicted for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, Arizona, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on two charges related to his alleged fighting alongside an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group in Syria.

Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement.

Harroun, a U.S. citizen who served with the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2003, was indicted on the following charges:

  • Conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization
  • Conspiracy to use destructive devices overseas
The maximum punishment for conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, as alleged in this particular indictment, is 15 years in prison. The second count, conspiracy to use destructive devices overseas, carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.

The indictment alleges that Harroun fought with Jabhat al Nusrah (al Nusrah), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Al Nusrah is one of several aliases used by the “al Qaeda in Iraq” terrorist organization, and since November 2011, the group has claimed responsibility for nearly 600 terrorist attacks in Syria.

According to court documents, Harroun allegedly crossed into Syria in January 2013 and fought with members of al Nusrah against the Bashar al Assad regime in Syria. The documents allege that Harroun participated in attacks with al Nusrah and carried and used various firearms, including a sniper rifle, an AK-47 style machine gun, and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) weapon.

This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carter Burwell and Lynn Haaland are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States, with assistance from the Justice Department’s National Security Division.

Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Source: Alphabet People.

A copy of the complaint is here(pdf).

Some discussion here behind the scenes about how can we indict this fellow for fighting with al-Nusra and then turn around and send weapons and support to Syrian rebels. Weapons and support that will of course end up in the hands of al-Qaeda?

Um, Because the Obama administration are f*cking idiots doubleclutch?

By Howie at 07:56 AM | Comments |

June 17, 2013

FBI: Investigating Terror-Linked Mosque Not Part Of "Outreach Efforts"

The FBI visited the Boston Bombers' Mosque, but only as a part of the Obama administration's outreach program. Despite warning signs and Russian urging, they did not investigate the Mosque's radical teachings or links to Islamic terrorism:

Upon questioning by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, FBI Director Robert Mueller admitted that the FBI did not investigate the ideology of the founders of the mosque where the Boston bombers were radicalized, even after they were tipped off by the Russians that the older of the brothers, Tamerlan, was a security risk. Although Mueller says that the FBI was in the Tsarnaev brothers' mosque before the bombing, he said it was as part of the FBI's "outreach efforts."

If the FBI would have investigated the Islamic Society of Boston, they would have found that the mosque was founded by Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who also served as its first president. Alamoudi, a former advisor to President Clinton, is now in prison for terror financing al-Qaeda.

(Hat Tip: Front Lines Blog)

By DMartyr at 10:22 AM | Comments |

June 13, 2013

Boston Police Training For Right-Wing Terrorism Shocked And Surprised By Muslim Terrorism

Boston police were preparing a training exercise for right-wing terrorism when a couple of Muslims ruined the narrative by planting and detonating real bombs. Police are still at a loss as to what might have motivated the Tsarnaev brothers to set the explosives.

From The Boston Globe via Jihad Watch:

The scenario had been carefully planned: A terrorist group prepared to hurt vast numbers of people around Boston would leave backpacks filled with explosives at Faneuil Hall, the Seaport District, and in other towns, spreading waves of panic and fear. Detectives would have to catch the culprits.

Months of painstaking planning had gone into the exercise, dubbed "Operation Urban Shield," meant to train dozens of detectives in the Greater Boston area to work together to thwart a terrorist threat. The hypothetical terrorist group was even given a name: Free America Citizens, a home-grown cadre of militiamen whose logo would be a metal skull wearing an Uncle Sam hat and a furious expression, according to a copy of the plans obtained by the Boston Globe.

But two months before the training exercise was to take place, the city was hit with a real terrorist attack executed in a frighteningly similar fashion. The chaos of the Boston Marathon bombings disrupted plans for the exercise, initially scheduled for this weekend, forcing police to postpone. Now officials must retool aspects of the training.

To paraphrase Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch, "frightening similar" except that Islamic terrorists are and have been a real threat, while right-wing militia terrorists are virtually non-existent except in the leftist imagination.

But don't worry. Boston authorities, with the help of Homeland Security, have vowed to re-schedule the exercise, promising to use the same scenario as they initially planned - 'racist' right-wing extremists targeting Americans.

By DMartyr at 10:34 AM | Comments |

June 11, 2013

Good News al-Qaeda thought to Have Russian SA 7 Surface to Air Missiles

Or at least the instructions to use them, Its odd though that so far none have turned up, been used.

I would have expected them to turn up by now.

Update: I stand somewhat corrected. There is quite a bit of evidence of SA-7's in Syria. But if those were taken from the Regime or from Libya is unclear. As well as how many there are in use.

Update: Attn Censored and MTB:

By Howie at 01:45 PM | Comments |

Intelligence: Islamic Terrorism Doesn't Exist

I was reading this article on the OODA website. OODA is an open source intelligence group.

State Department 2012 Country Reports on Terrorism: “The al-Qa’ida (AQ) core, under the direction of Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been significantly degraded as a result of ongoing worldwide efforts against the organization. Usama bin Laden’s death was the most important milestone in the fight against AQ, but there have been other successes – dozens of senior AQ leaders have been removed from the fight in the AfghanistanPakistan region. Ilyas Kashmiri, one of the most capable AQ operatives in South Asia, and Atiya Abdul Rahman, AQ’s second-in-command, were killed in Pakistan in 2011. AQ leaders Abu Yahya Al-Libi and Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti were killed in 2012. As a result of these leadership losses, the AQ core’s ability to direct the activities and attacks of its affiliates has diminished, as its leaders focus increasingly on survival.

Leadership losses have also driven AQ affiliates to become more independent. The affiliates are increasingly setting their own goals and specifying their own targets. As avenues previously open to them for receiving and sending funds have become more difficult to access, several affiliates have engaged in kidnapping for ransom. Through kidnapping for ransom operations and other criminal activities, the affiliates have also increased their financial independence. While AQ affiliates still seek to attack the “far enemy,” they seem more inclined to focus onsmaller scale attacks closer to their home base. Both al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have taken steps to seize land and impose their brutal authority over local populations.

While reporting some of the Obama administrations talking points about al-Qaeda being "decimated". The report goes on to list many major and minor terrorist threats.

But sadly they cannot bring themselves to use the term Islamic Terrorist or even use the word Islam at all.

In the report includes a mention Mohammad Merah who gunned down many in in France and has been linked to many Islamists, including those of the group Sharia for France. The report describes him a violent Lone Wolf extremist.

Lone Wolf” violent extremists also remain a concern, as we saw in March 2012, when violent extremist gunman Mohammed Merah went on a multiday killing spree in Toulouse and Montauban, France. Seven people, including three children, lost their lives before he was killed by police. “
As if his actions took place on a vacuum and he had no contacts or relations to French Islamist groups where are sympathetic to al-Qaeda. Nor any mention that his attacks were targeted against Jews.

Islamic terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and their sympathizers antisemitism is well known, yet there is no mention of antisemitism in the report. Because, you know, pointing out the terrorists ultimate Islamic goal of genocide against Israel might besmirch their reputation.

By Howie at 10:40 AM | Comments |

June 05, 2013

Locks Around Boston Reservoir Cut

From The Global Dispatch via Gateway Pundit:

The padlocks to hatches of an aqueduct outside of Boston that supplies drinking water to the metropolitan area were found cut Monday, leading to local concerns after there was a trespassing incident.

Officials say the drinking water does not appear to have been tampered with.
Every water droplet may translate in money as Maryland is instituting a "rain tax" photo D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA

The CBS affiliate is reporting the details, noting that three padlocks were cut from separate access hatches located at approximately half-mile intervals along the aqueduct. Police say there is evidence of an attempt to cut a fourth lock.

State Police are investigating, though they say "there is no evidence of any crime other than vandalism."

There's nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

Related:
MA: 7 Caught Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir
Perps From Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore

By DMartyr at 12:24 PM | Comments |

May 25, 2013

Dagestan: Splodey Ho™ Injures 18 Including 2 Children

The Tsarnaev's stomping ground.

Via ZIP

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) – A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, police said. The attacker was later identified as a widow of two Islamic radicals killed by security forces

It was the first suicide bombing in Dagestan since the Boston Marathon bombings last month. The Tsarnaev brothers suspected of carrying out those attacks are ethnic Chechens who lived in this turbulent Caucasus province before moving to the U.S. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder brother who was killed a shootout with police days after the April 15 bombings, spent six months in Dagestan in 2012[...]

The woman was identified as Madina Alieva, 25, who married an Islamist who was killed in 2009 and then wedded another Islamic radical who was gunned down last year, police spokeswoman Fatina Ubaidatova said.

The bombers are often called “black widows” in Russia because many are the widows, or other relatives, of militants killed by security forces. Islamic militants are believed to convince “black widows” that a suicide bombing will reunite them with their dead relatives beyond the grave[More...]

Third time's the charm splode in "black widow" speak.

Stupid Ho's™ for believing the cowardly mujahideen.

By Stable Hand at 10:55 PM | Comments |

May 23, 2013

Al Qaeda Lover Anjem Chourdary Mentored Woolwich Terrorist Michael Adebolajo
Blames British In Afghanistan For Attack (bumped)
Omar Bakri Mohammed: I Mentored Him Too!!!

Anjems & Omar's bitch

Anjem (al muhaijroun,revolution muslim,Islam policy,shariah4UK,shariah4Islam,sharia4world, muslimsagainstcrusades.etc) knew and knows 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo (aka Mujahid) when the bitch converted to Islam in 2003. When the media asks Anjem about this, he uses the old: "I knew him and haven't seen him for two years" bs.

One of the two men involved in the Woolwich terror attack was known to a banned Islamist organisation and went by the name of Mujahid, The Independent in London has reported.

Anjem Choudary, the former leader of the [banned..ed] group, Al Muhajiroun, confirmed that he had known the man who was seen on video in the immediate aftermath of yesterday's horrific killing waving a cleaver with bloodied hands and making political statements.

Mr Choudary said Mujahid, who he said had converted to Islam in 2003 and was a British-born Nigerian, had stopped attending meetings of Al Muhajiroun and its successor organisations two years ago. The former solicitor said he had also known "Mujahid" as Michael[...]

Sources today named one of the suspects as 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo.

Mr Choudary told The Independent: “I knew him as Mujahid. He attended our meetings and my lectures. I wouldn’t describe him as a member [of Al Muhajiroun]. There were lots of people who came to our activities who weren’t necessarily members.

“He was a pleasant, quiet guy. He reverted to Islam in about 2003. He was just a completely normal guy. He was interested in Islam, in memorising the Koran. He disappeared about two years ago. I don’t know what influences he has been under since then.”

Founded in 1983 by Islamist Omar Bakri Muhammad[ Omar the goat humping bakri muhammed...ed], Al Muhajiroun became notorious for attempting to justify the 9/11 attacks and fomenting Islamist rhetoric in Britain.

Mr Choudary, who has long been a controversial figures in Britain’s Islamist circles, has been an outspoken critic of British military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But he insisted that he had never preached that attacks on British troops or security personnel in Britain were justified.

Sure he doesn't preach attacks on Brit troops or anything (out in the open for all to see, well sometimes... see here), he just tweets something like this:

anjem_london.jpg

He was influenced by Anjem's radical preaching as many before him have. Most are in pound-in-ass prison now. For a recent example of such, Americans Zach Chesser and Jesse Norton of Revolution Muslim's South Park fame.

The Jawa Report has OWND his websites numerous times and I noticed today he has another up and running: http://anjem-choudary.com/ The site is registered at Dynadot, a US company. They don't appear to have a problem with it as they have previously refused to remove known terror groups websites. when we have contacted them.

So what is one to do?

Oh hey, lookie here: anjem-choudary.com Tango Down

That's what I call a natty PWN

Update: Not to be outdone by Anjem, Omar the goat humping Bakri Mohammed wanted his mug in the news too. Radical preacher challenge!

Part of that radicalisation can be tracked to extremist groups such as the now-banned al-Muhijaroun. Its former UK head, Omar Bakri Mohammad told the Guardian that he had known Michael Olumide Adebolajo, who had attended many meetings. These included al-Muhijaroun events at community centres and a mosque in the Woolwich area.

Adebolajo attended the meetings from 2004 to around 2011 and, according to Bakri Mohammad, chose his own Muslim name after converting from his Christian upbringing. The name he chose, Mujaahid, means one engaged in jihad.

Anjem's website Tango Down also affects the ole goat humper.

2 fer!

No, I don't condone hacking but I'll leave it at that.

Stay natty

Peace out

By Stable Hand at 02:40 PM | Comments |

May 17, 2013

Video: Pali's History of Violence (aka Terrorism)

As an aside, let's not forget about a Los Angeles newspaper, the LA Times, refusal to release the tape of the Obama's honoring Rashid Khalidi, a Pali terrorist. Andrew Breitbart offered a award in 2012 of $1000,000 for the tape.. It has not been released.

Just thought I would throw that out there.

Related: If The Koch Bros Buy The LA Times Will We Finally See The Obama/Khalidi Tape?

Update: Oops, Howie already posted on this below but heh I added Bronco Bama so I deserve the fatwa, no?

Or, we both do or something.

By Stable Hand at 01:56 PM | Comments |

May 04, 2013

Benghazi: Names Of 'Whistleblower' Witnesses Released

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Rep Issa: GOP Oversight May 8th Benghazi hearing will be streamed live at http://Oversight.House.Gov at 11:30

May The Force Be With Them

Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks[...]

DiGenova told Fox News on Thursday, by way of describing his and Toensing’s respective clients: “There were people who were material witnesses, who wanted to talk to [the ARB], and they were not allowed to talk to them.

“The people that we are representing are career civil servants...people who have served the country overseas…in dangerous positions all over the world, have risked their lives and only want to tell the truth.”

READ IT ALL]

God Bless them for their service and courage to come forward.

Most likely leftist and Bronco Bama's MFM are working hard to destroy the credibility of these patriots before the hearing even starts.

"What difference does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton

"The future doesn't belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"~Barack Ohama

"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney

Related

People Died! Obama Lied!
Benghazi Terror Attack: I Didn't Know The Mohammed Film Maker Was In Yemen?
State Department Benghazi Review Panel Under Investigation
Obama To Ed Henry: I Am Unaware Of Anyone Blocked From Testifying On #Benghazi
UPDATE: Rep Issa Responds

Obama Administration Officials Threatened Whistle-Blowers On #Benghazi, Lawyer Says

By Stable Hand at 03:25 PM | Comments |

May 02, 2013

Benghazi Terror Attack: I Didn't Know The Mohammed Film Maker Was In Yemen?

This is not the flag you are looking for: A video is what you seek


Report: 3 Operatives From Yemen’s Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula Took Part In Banghazi Attack

Gee, Benghazi whistle-blowers/ are making the Bronco Bama administration a tad nervous, no? FBI releases photos, what like yesterday, of three perpetrators. Sharyl Atkisson from CBS is not helping matters at all, either is Faux News.

In my opinion, Benghazi whistle-blowers have caused a frantic CYA in the Bronco Bama Administration.

I may be wrong but...

Update: State Department's Benghazi review panel under investigation

By Stable Hand at 04:58 PM | Comments |

April 30, 2013

Evyatar Borovsky, Israeli Father Of 5, Stabbed To Death
Fatah: Killer In Today's Attack Is 'Hero'..'

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PA Prez Abbas' Fatah party enjoys glorifying murder of Jews just like Hamas does. Just think, our hard earned tax $$$ goes to him.

This morning, an Israeli father of five Evyatar Borovsky was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist at the Tapuach Junction, north east of the Israeli city Ariel and south of the Palestinian city Nablus in the West Bank.

Fatah's Facebook page is celebrating the murder and glorifying the murderer. Pictures of the terrorist and the victim were posted by Fatah's Facebook administrator and the text calls the murderer: "The hero, the released prisoner, Salam Al-Zaghal."

The following are the texts and pictures from Fatah's Facebook page celebrating the murder

[Continue reading]

Stop any and all aid to the Palestinian Authority now, dammit!

Update: BBC to the rescue!: BBC claims attacks on Israelis in Judea & Samaria are “rare” .

Update II:

By Stable Hand at 11:29 AM | Comments |

April 29, 2013

Obama Administration Officials Threatened Whistle-Blowers On #Benghazi, Lawyer Says

This is not the flag you are looking for: A video did it!!

Color me NOT surprised:

At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.

Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.

I'm not talking generally, I'm talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”[...]

However, Toensing disclosed that her client has pertinent information on all three time periods investigators consider relevant to the attacks: the months that led up to the attack, when pleas by the ambassador and his staff for enhanced security in Benghazi were mostly rejected by senior officers at the State Department; the eight-hour time frame in which the attacks unfolded, and the eight-day period that followed the attacks, when Obama administration officials incorrectly described them as the result of a spontaneous protest over a video.[Video maker still in jail..ed]

“It's frightening, and they're doing some very despicable threats to people,” she said. “Not ‘we're going to kill you,’ or not ‘we're going to prosecute you tomorrow,’ but they're taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over [if they cooperate with congressional investigators].”

[Read The Rest]

You can view James Rosen's full report here.

Related:
The Benghazi Open Wound

By Stable Hand at 07:28 PM | Comments |

April 25, 2013

London Cornhole Watch: Terrorism Perp Richard Dart (aka Salahuddin al-Britani): "Only Allah Can Judge Me"..

Via The Daily Mail

A white Muslim convert who plotted to attack soldiers in Royal Wootton Bassett was jailed for six years yesterday.

Richard Dart, 30, the son of teachers, was arrested as he tried to leave for terrorist training in Pakistan.

The former BBC security guard refused to stand for his sentencing at the Old Bailey, telling Mr Justice Simon: ‘Judgment is only for Allah.’

Middle-class Dart was converted to Islam by hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who also inspired a plot to attack the London Stock Exchange.[More..]

Anjem Choudary keeps popping up, who woulda thunk?

Previous, from Rusty:

Here's a video of Dart. Notice that it's on the YouTube page of Muslims Against Crusades, another among a long list of groups once run by Anjem Choudary which are now banned in the UK.

The BBC also featured Dart in a video called "My Brother the Islamist" in which he calls himself a "jihadist" and admits supporting al Qaeda. The video also records Dart's conversion to Islam, the shahada administered by none other than .... Anjem Choudary[ @anjemchoudary...who appears to be a tad upset about the article..tweet him, he has me blocked!..SH]

Which means that Dart was on everyone's radar and he knew it. So, in addition to being a would-be terrorist, he's also a retard. Which is kind of redundant, I know.

The "Only Allah Can Judge Me" reminds me of the court outburst of the mujahidiot in Canada who was just busted for planinng to bomb, with his akhi, the trestle linking New York and Ontario at Niagara Falls: "I'm only judged by the Holy book.

I suppose it is hard to pound into their thick heads the West is not and will not be ruled by Islamic law.

Wait, he was only sentenced to 6 years with Bubba? Come on London, you could have done better than that.

Yah, that will teach him. Bubba, please do your best on this bitch in the time you have him.

By Stable Hand at 08:14 PM | Comments |

April 23, 2013

Libya: French Embassy In Tripoli Hit By VBIED
Update: Video Of Aftermath

One resident stated: "It was a big mistake to site the French embassy in our neighbourhood"

A car bomb has exploded outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several residents.

The blast in Tripoli destroyed the embassy's ground-floor reception area and perimeter wall, as well as damaging neighbouring homes and shops.

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French President Francois Hollande called on Libya to act swiftly over this "unacceptable" attack.

It is the first major attack on a foreign embassy in the Libyan capital.

Tuesday's explosion happened shortly after 07:00 (05:00 GMT) in a smart residential area of Tripoli.

One of the embassy's guards was severely injured while the other suffered lighter injuries. Several residents were also slightly hurt.

One young girl suffered a spinal cord injury and was being transferred to neighbouring Tunisia for treatment, her father told the BBC[...]

Many neighbours who gathered in the street to survey the damage were shaken and upset by what had happened, our correspondent says.

They told her that there was a lack of proper policing for such a potentially high-profile target

"It was a big mistake to site the French embassy in our neighbourhood," a local resident said.

I'm sure the jihadi will be caught like those responsible for the Benghazi terror attack were, oh wait...

Update: Here is another image taken shortly after

Update II:

By Stable Hand at 10:37 AM | Comments |

Luxury Rehab for Al-Qaeda Terrorists

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have opened a luxury resort for jailed Al-Qaeda militants as part of the Gulf kingdom’s plan to turn its citizens away from jihadist activities.

The rehabilitation centre, which features spa treatments, pool tables and a swimming pool, has been opened just outside the capital Riyadh and can accommodate 228 prisoners, AFP reported.

My official observation is that rehabilitation of religious fanatics doesn't work all that well.

By Mr. E. Blogger at 04:28 AM | Comments |

April 21, 2013

Splodey Ho™ Kills 4 Outside Of Pakistani Hospital

When children aren't available for the terrorists, females will do

"The woman, in her early 20s, blew up her explosives as she walked to the main entrance of the hospital. Authorities have found the attackers head and legs and are conducting a detailed investigation," said Sarwar, an assistant political agent in the tribal region.

Officials said the bomber apparently targeted security men guarding the hospital.

Hospital officials said four other people were also injured in the bombing.

Agency health officer, Mohd Riaz, said the dead included one security personnel and two civilians, while one of the dead was a hospital worker.

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Her head here, legs there, defines Splodey Ho's™ - this is her body:

By Stable Hand at 11:11 AM | Comments |

April 19, 2013

Bomber Photographed Near 8 Year Old Victim

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AP: "Russia's Caucasus: breeding ground for terror."

No, Islam is a breeding ground for terror...

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So, much for the 'suspicious package' the media was so desperate to make the bomb...

By DMartyr at 07:47 AM | Comments |

April 18, 2013

Israel: 5 Dumb, Dumber AND Really Really Dumb Jihadi Plot On Western Wall

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Five charged over Western Wall terror plot

Ask for Hamas and Fatah's help: Dumb

Give Israeli hitchhiker a ride to steal his weapon but he wasn't "armed" Dumber

No money for hand grenade so build own pipe bomb: Dumbest Dumb

Pipe bomb didn't explode FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

By Stable Hand at 10:35 AM | Comments |

April 16, 2013

Coincidence? Bomb Sniffing Dogs At Boston Marathon

And, no, I am not suggesting the Boston police were somehow complicit in the bombing or that the whole terrible atrocity was some sort of a black ops activity.

To have bomb sniffing dogs at a highly attended event is not unreasonable. It is an unfortunate necessity in this modern day of terrorism. But it does strike me as disingenuous for law enforcement to repeatedly announce it was just "a training exercise" if they did have credible information of a possible terrorist attack.

University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach, who was near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a series of explosions went off, said he thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.

"They kept making announcements to the participants do not worry, it's just a training exercise," Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15.

Stevenson said he saw law enforcement spotters on the roofs at the start of the race. He's been in plenty of marathons in Chicago, D.C., Chicago, London and other major metropolitan areas but has never seen that level of security before.

"Evidently, I don't believe they were just having a training exercise," Stevenson said. "I think they must have had some sort of threat or suspicion called in."

CNN reports a state government official said there were no credible threats before the race.

By DMartyr at 09:39 AM | Comments |

March 21, 2013

Al Qaeda Operative Indicted in NY

This is interesting inasmuch as "Spin Ghul" was a trained al Qaeda operative and committed all his crimes outside the US. It appears that we are slowly but surely moving toward a two tiered model when dealing with al Qaeda. We kill then when we can, but if captured they will now be prosecuted in our normal criminal courts.

I'm not complaining as our criminal courts seem to be handing out longer sentences than our 'military tribunals', which have released all sorts of illegal combatants who were caught in the act of trying to do harm to US soldiers. Contrast that to our criminal courts which now routinely hand down 20 year sentences for the mere act of conspiracy.

FBI:

A six-count indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as “Spin Ghul,” with conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan, conspiracy to bomb American diplomatic facilities in Nigeria, conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda, providing material support to al Qaeda, and related firearms and explosives counts. The indictment was returned under seal by a federal grand jury sitting in Brooklyn, New York on February 21, 2012, and relates to Harun’s alleged activities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa beginning in 2001.

The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security; George Venizelos, Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office; and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department.

According to court documents, Harun, who was born in Saudi Arabia but claims citizenship in Niger, was extradited from Italy to the United States on October 4, 2012, and arraigned in a sealed proceeding in federal court in Brooklyn, New York on October 5, 2012. The case is scheduled for a public status conference before United States District Judge Edward R. Korman at the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York, on March 22, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.

Harun is charged with crimes related to his alleged terrorist activities on behalf of al Qaeda beginning in 2001. According to the indictment and other court documents, beginning in 2001, the defendant traveled from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan with the intent to fight violent jihad. He arrived in Afghanistan shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks. He then joined al Qaeda, received military-type training at al Qaeda training camps, and ultimately fought against United States and Coalition forces in Afghanistan with an al Qaeda fighting group based in Pakistan. According to the indictment, Harun allegedly attempted to kill United States military personnel in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2003. In 2003, in Pakistan, Harun received further al Qaeda training and traveled to Africa with the intent to conduct attacks on United States diplomatic facilities in Nigeria. While in Nigeria, Harun allegedly conspired with others to bomb such facilities.

According to the indictment and other documents, after the arrest of a co-conspirator, the defendant traveled to Libya, en route to Europe, but was apprehended in early 2005. The defendant then remained in Libyan custody until June 2011, when he was released by the Libyan government. He was then arrested by Italian authorities after assaulting officers on board a refugee ship bound for Italy. As noted, the defendant was indicted in the United States on February 21, 2012, and charged with (1) conspiring to murder United States nationals; (2) conspiring to bomb United States government facilities; (3) conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda; (4) providing material support to al Qaeda; (5) using firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence; and (6) using explosives in furtherance of one or more felonies.

On July 5, 2012, the Naples Court of Appeals found the defendant extraditable to face the charges in the indictment pending against him in U.S. federal court, pursuant to the bilateral extradition treaty between the United States and Italy. On September 14, 2012, the Italian Minister of Justice ordered the defendant extradited. Federal agents took the defendant into custody in Italy on October 4, 2012, and he arrived in the United States on that same day.

If convicted of all the charges in the indictment, Harun faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.

“As alleged in the indictment, the defendant was a prototype al Qaeda operative, trained by al Qaeda in terrorist tradecraft, deployed to fight American servicemen, and dispatched to commit terrorist attacks throughout the world,” said United States Attorney Lynch. “Whether they try to attack our servicemen on the battlefield or scheme to kill our diplomats and citizens in embassies abroad, terrorists will find no refuge. The United States will use every tool at our disposal to protect our nation’s security and stop terrorist attacks before they happen.” Ms. Lynch expressed her gratitude to the law enforcement personnel who took part in the investigation, including Department of Defense Army investigators. She also thanked the Italian Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office in Palermo, Italy, and other Italian police authorities in their support of the investigation and extradition of the defendant.

“The indictment unsealed today seeks to hold accountable an alleged al Qaeda operative who targeted U.S. personnel and diplomatic facilities across two continents. His arrest and extradition to the United States are important milestones in our ongoing counterterrorism efforts. I thank the many agents, analysts, and prosecutors who brought about this significant case,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Carlin.

FBI Assistant Director in Charge Venizelos said, “Vowing allegiance to al Qaeda and training to commit violent jihad are not the worst of Harun’s alleged crimes. The allegations include actually attacking U.S troops and plotting to use explosives to kill U.S. diplomats. As alleged, Harun not only intended to but did commit acts of terrorism against Americans. Now he is subject to the American justice system. We remain committed to protecting the safety of Americans and our national security.”

Police Commissioner Kelly said, “As more al Qaeda operatives continue to be flushed from hiding, the NYPD remains vigilant to the fact that terrorists have repeatedly since 9/11 plotted to kill more Americans. We are determined not to let that happen. I want to commend our federal partners and the U.S. Attorney in the prosecution of this important case.”

The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Bitkower, Shreve Ariail, and Amanda Hector of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Assistance was provided by Alamdar Hamdani, Joseph Kaster, and Annamartine Salick of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and by William Nardini of the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs.

The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:11 PM | Comments |

March 08, 2013

Former Iranian Official Launches 'Countdown To An Attack On Israel'..

Image from Alireza Forghani's website

Via the Free Beacon

An ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has launched a “countdown to an attack on Israel” following the Jewish state’s launching of an operation to destroy weapons in Syria last month.

Alireza Forghani, a Khamenei confidant and former governor of Iran’s Kish province, published an article arguing that Tehran and Syria should launch a tag-team attack aimed at the total “eradication [of] Israel from the planet.”

“There remains no excuse for not [waging] a total multipartite attack on Israeli soil, with hopes of completely eradicating Israel from the planet (Allah willing),” Forghani wrote, according to a new translation of his Jan. 29 essay by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Attacking and completely eradicating Israel from the planet is the only solution to this problem,” Forghani wrote. “If this problem isn’t resolved with this golden opportunity, it is not known when there may be another.”

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It would be a shame if Foghani met with a terrible accident or something.

By Stable Hand at 12:25 PM | Comments |

March 02, 2013

Pakistani Terrorists Use Bombs That Resemble Toys To Target Children

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Because they are the wrong kind of Muslims.

NOWSHERA, Pakistan – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to educate children about the dangers of toy-like bombs after militants allegedly targeted them recently with bombs disguised as candy, toys and even a string of ball-shaped explosives tied to a cricket bat.

The February 5 discovery of the string of bombs tied to the cricket bat in Akora Khattak, Nowshera District, reminded educators and parents of the militants' desire to harm children.

"The bombs were in the shape of cricket balls and tied up to the handle of the cricket bat and placed near the school to attract children," Rajab Ali, station house officer, told Central Asia Online then. "But locals informed the police in time, and the bombs were defused."

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Cowards

h/t ZIP

By Stable Hand at 12:23 PM | Comments |

February 26, 2013

Israel: Rocket Hits Outskirts Of Ashkelon

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Luckily, no one was injured.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility and wanted to kill innocent Israelis because a Pali died in a Israel prison:

A Grad rocket fired from Gaza Tuesday morning landed on the outskirts of Ashkelon. No injuries were reported[...]

A security source said that an initial examination of the rocket's remnants showed that it was an 8" projectile with an improved mid-to-long range.

The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Fatah's military wing, claimed responsibility for the fire.

In a statement carried by the Palestinian news agency Maan, the Gaza-based terror group said that the fire was its response to the death of Palestinian security prisoner Arafat Jaradat in Megiddo Prison on Saturday.

"Liberty will be achieved through sacrifice. We must fight the enemy with all means necessary. The resistance will continue," the statement said[More...]

Someone is itching for a Third Intifada, just sayin.
In the latest violence there, Israeli troops shot and wounded five Palestinians during confrontations with protesters in the Bethlehem area on Monday and a 15-year-old boy was in critical condition.

The death in disputed circumstances of Arafat Jaradat, buried in a funeral in the Hebron area attended by thousands on Monday, and a hunger strike by four other Palestinian inmates, have stoked tensions ahead of a planned visit next month by US President Barack Obama.

By Stable Hand at 07:34 AM | Comments |

February 22, 2013

Terrorist Still Blowing Shit Up & Killing Innocent People In Mali

Shit for brains, I swear

GAO, Mali (Reuters) - Five people were killed in a remote Malian town on Friday in car bomb attacks by Islamists on Tuareg MNLA rebels with close links to French forces, a spokesman for the Tuareg fighters said.

Violence in northern Mali underscores the risk of French and African forces becoming entangled in a messy guerrilla war as they try to help Mali's weak army counter bombings and raids by al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants.

Friday's car bomb attacks in In Khalil, 1,700 km (1,000 miles) northeast of the capital Bamako, came a day after a car bomb killed two people in the northern city of Kidal and French and Malian troops killed 15 Islamists on the streets of the city of Gao.[More...]

Never ending murder and mahem by al-Qaeda linked assmaggots.

h/t @meankitteh1

Related:
Mali jihadists launch 5 suicide attacks in 2 weeks

By Stable Hand at 05:22 PM | Comments |

February 18, 2013

Itamar Massacre, Two Years Later

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Udi Fogel (36.5), his wife Ruth (35) and children Yoav (11), Elad (4) and Hadas (three months)
Sunday marked the two year Hebrew anniversary of the massacre of the Fogel family in Itamar, in the West Bank. A service was held near the Fogel home in Itamar which included Israeli Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman, members of the Knesset, rabbis, senior military officials, family, neighbors and friends. Neeman read a letter from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which said he is regularly updated about the three surviving Fogel children.
The brave terrorists[Warning: Strong stomach required] even slit baby Hadas throat and stabbed 4yr old Elad in the heart. For such bravery, Hamas boasted about the attack and handed out candy and sweets for killing the unsupers:
a Palestinian mujahid[Hamas Arabic] was able to break into the usurper (settlement) of “Itamar” south of Nablus in the occupied (West) Bank, and stabbed five Zionist usurpers.
IDF arrested the brave mujahid, Amjad Awad, 18, and Hakim Awad, 17. Later, the bitches were convicted and are now doing time, a lot of time in pound-in-ass-prison.

Too bad Israel doesn't have the death penalty...

By Stable Hand at 10:59 AM | Comments |

February 13, 2013

Confirmed: Terrorists Don't Like Boobies & Candy

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There is an alert in Mumbai over fears of a terror attack on Valentine's Day

MUMBAI: The Mumbai police has sounded a high alert after the control room received calls claiming that six terrorists have sneaked into the city and may carry out a major attack at Juhu Chowpatty or Bandra Bandstand on Valentine's Day[...]

"The Pakistani terrorist outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), has given an open threat after the hanging of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab; now there is the Afzal Guru case," said a senior police official. Jamaat-ud-Dawaa and LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, accused mastermind of the 26/11 attacks, delivered threats in Pakistan and strongly protested after Guru's execution, claiming it amounted to "judicial terrorism".[More...]

h/t NTA

By Stable Hand at 11:10 AM | Comments |

February 12, 2013

Released Prisoner Iyad Abu Khaizaran: Prisoners Who Killed Jews Are Entitled To PA Salary

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Khaizaran was released in the prisoner swap for hostage Galid Shalit deal on 10/18/2011

Our tax dollars[update: forgot to add "thanks to Bronco Bama"] to the Palestinian Authority at work here:

Note: Iyad Abu Khaizaran, member of the Islamic Jihad, was given a life sentence in 1991 for stabbing a 76 year-old man to death, Shlomo Yahya, in a suburb of Tel Aviv.

By Stable Hand at 10:28 AM | Comments |

January 24, 2013

UK: Imminent Threat Against Westerners In #Benghazi

But, but, al-Qaeda has been decimated and on the run~Bronco Bama

USA Today

LONDON (AP) — Britain urged its citizens Thursday to immediately leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in response to what it described as an imminent threat against Westerners.

The warning comes a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified to the Senate about a deadly September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya. It also comes as French troops battle al-Qaida linked militants in Mali, and follows the deaths of dozens of foreigners at the hands of Islamist extremists in Algeria — though it remained unclear if those two events were linked to the U.K. warning about Libya.

Britain's Foreign Office on Thursday described the threat as "specific and imminent" and urged all British nationals still in Benghazi to "leave immediately.[More...]

h/t @Geraldanthro

By Stable Hand at 12:02 PM | Comments |

January 22, 2013

#Algeria: A Headline Only A Conspiracy Theorist Would Love

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Terror in North Africa: are Westerners pulling the strings?

Canada is today investigating an allegation by the Algerian Prime Minister that one of its citizens co-ordinated the terror raid at the Saharan gas plant in which dozens of hostages were killed.

Westerners, including a man with blond hair and blue eyes, are believed to have been among the Islamist militants who launched last week’s attack on the Tigantourine complex near Algeria’s border with Libya.

A French jihadist, previously unknown to authorities, and two Canadians are suspected to have been involved in the hostage-taking, and reports also claim that a man with a Western accent was among the extremists who lured terrified gas workers from their rooms during the hostage crisis.

Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal told reporters that a man, judged “by his English accent” to have been Canadian, was among the 32 Islamists whose raid on the Algerian refinery prompted a global crisis. One of the Canadians, identified only as “Shaddad”, is alleged to have played a leading role in the attack which left 58 hostages – including 37 Westerners - dead after a four-day battle with Algerian forces. Five further Western workers are still unaccounted for. “A Canadian was among the militants,” Mr Sellal said. “He was co-ordinating the attack.”

Is is any surprise al-Qaeda has recruited Westerners? Our prisons are full of them as we have reported here for years at Jawa. But, the headline/front page makes the conspiracy theorists come out of the woodwork.

To make my case, read this comment:

This comes a couple days after Cameron tells us the war against Al Qaeda is going to last decades but which Al Qaeda is he referring to?

Is this the Al Qaeda financed and controlled by CIA tactician Tim Osman aka Osama Bin Laden?

Or is this the Al Qaeda that we gave money, intelligence and arms in return for them assisting the overthrowing of the Gaddafi regime?

Could this be the same Al Qaeda that we are privately supporting to seed war and dissent in Syria?

Or this tweet:
@SammiWright: @SkyNews of course we are were exploiting them for every resource theyve got!! Its disgustin
The blame on the terrorist attack in In Amenas lies solely with the terrorist be they converts or whatever. Al Qaeda is pulling the strings.

And yes Virginia, there are Westerners who convert to radical Islam.

By Stable Hand at 02:16 AM | Comments |

January 20, 2013

Jailed Hamas Military Leader, Ibrahim Hamed, Responsible For Killing 46 Glorified on PA TV

Glorifying Terrorists And Terror.

Note: Ibrahim Hamed -- Hamas military leader serving 54 life sentences for orchestrating suicide attacks that killed a total of 46 Israelis. These attacks included the bombings at the Hebrew University cafeteria, Café Moment, Café Hillel, Zion Square in the center of Jerusalem, and others.

By Stable Hand at 11:49 AM | Comments |

January 18, 2013

#Algeria Hostage Crisis: Terrorist Want To 'Swap' 2 Americans For 2 Jailed Terror Figures, Blind Sheikh One Of Them
Update: Lady Al Qaeda Is The Other One

The one eyed bitch wants the no eyed bitch released? Screw that!sheik_abdel_rahman.jpg

A U.S. Air Force aero evacuation plane is in the process of rescuing Americans and others who were taken hostage by an Al Qaeda-linked group at a gas plant in Algeria. The rescued hostages will be flown to a U.S. facility in Europe.

An American from Texas remains missing[Houston engineer..ed] after an Algerian military raid on the terror group reportedly ended the hostage standoff at the remote gas plant in the Saharan Desert.

Britain's Foreign Office said Friday the hostage crisis "remains ongoing," but gave no further details.

Militants reportedly want to swap two Americans for jailed terror figures, a Mauritania news site reported. One of the two, Omar Abdel Rahman, masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.[More...]

The Egyptian President, among others, also want the blind sheikh released. I wish the no eyed bitch would die already.

Update: The other terrorists they want to swap for is Lady Al Qaeda aka Aafia Siddiqui:

Previous:
In Amenas, #Algeria Hostage Crisis: Does This Really Hep?
#Algeria: Some Hostages, Including Americans, Escaped Captors
Unconfirmed Report: Several Hostages & Their Kidnappers Killed In Algerian Airstrike FRANCE 24: Hostages Forced To Wear 'Suicide Belts'?

US Officials Confirm Americans Among Those Held Hostage by Al Qaeda-Linked Group in Algeria
Al Qaeda Linked Group From Mali Claim They Are Holding 7 Americans, Among Others..
After Taking Control Of Algerian Gas Field(Update)

By Stable Hand at 09:16 AM | Comments |

January 12, 2013

Assassination Attempt Against Italian Consul General In #Benghazi

CNN

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Gunmen targeted the car of the Italian consul general in Benghazi, Libya, on Saturday as he was leaving the consulate, the latest in a series of attacks targeting foreign missions and security officials in the eastern city.

Consul General Guido de Sanctis was in an armored car pulling out of the garage when the gunmen pulled up alongside the vehicle and opened fire, the diplomat told CNN.

No one was injured.

Libyan police arrived immediately to secure the scene, said de Sanctis, who was unsure of who was behind the attack.

"It is difficult to make conclusions ... but if you look at the past months, some people are trying to send all the foreigners away," he said. "The British, the Red Cross and unfortunately the Americans -- now us? I was not sure we were on the list. I did not expect it at all."

Mama mia Guido de Sanctis, you are a kaffir and al-Qaeda doesn't want you in Libya. Is that so hard to understand? Oh wait, neither did the bronco bama administration and look where that dhimmitude got us. Four dead Americans and no one has been held accountable. Zilch, nada...

de Sanctis was damn lucky he was in a armored car, just sayin..

h/t @intelwire & @DaveedGR

By Stable Hand at 06:27 PM | Comments |

January 08, 2013

Netanyahu: The Danger to the World is not a University in Ariel

Disturbingly related if true:
Iran Now Possesses 8 Chemically Altered Microbial Agents

Meanwhile, the never fails to publish Pali propaganda, al-Reuters: Netanyahu takes on the world in Israeli election campaign

By Stable Hand at 02:28 PM | Comments |

December 13, 2012

Science: Islamists, Leftists Responsible For Most World Terror

Here's the 2012 Global Terrorist Index. And a little chart that I think just about sums it all up.

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Right-wing terror would be included in the "other" category. The inference from these data being that although it is a problem, it is miniscule compared to the twin problems of violent Islamism and Marxism.

Here's another interesting graph:

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Terror incidents by type: Religious, Political, Nationalist

I actually have a problem with the way they coded this. They included Chechen rebels as "nationalist". While clearly the struggle in Russia's Caucuses region started with nationalism, those fighting today are clearly jihadists.

But there is some good stuff in here, and there's no doubt where these data lead. I'd especially urge those interested to read the final essay in the report by Bill Braniff on why al Qaeda is just a small actor amongst a number of jihadist groups. Here's a teaser:

As a result, the al-Qa’ida organization does not currently claim the majority of our attention, except when another important cadre member is killed or captured. Instead, observers ponder the meaning of the continuous or frequently increasing levels of violence from other jihadist groups in the context of a post Arab-Spring world, despite the fact that the various narratives of the Arab Spring seem to undermine al-Qa’ida’s reliance on violence and its call to reestablish the caliphate as the governing structure for the Muslim nation. Additionally,individuals continue to join jihadist groups or plot violent attacks of their own volition.
The clear implication being that even if we were to defeat al Qaeda entirely, that the incidents of violent Islamism would not be greatly reduced.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:52 AM | Comments |