Al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Farouq, who was an American citizen, was also killed in the operation that killed the two innocent hostages.
Adam Gadahn, another American who joined al-Qaeda, was also killed by U.S. forces in the region, "likely in a separate" counterterrorism operation, Earnest said in the statement.
American officials at the time had "no reason to believe either hostage was present" when the raid was launched on a compound in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.
One of the hostages killed in the operation was Warren Weinstein, an American held hostage by al Qaeda since 2011. The other hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, was Italian and had been held by al-Qaeda since 2012.
Our thoughts go out to the families of the innocent hostages.
We last saw Adam in an al-Qaeda propaganda video in November 2014.
But if Adam Gadhan is dead, this is the time at Jawa Report when we dance.
He's dead Jim!
More background on America's only indicted but not dead traitor here and here.
When it comes to the Cyber Jihad the damage Adam did was immeasurable, you might consider him the founder of the Online Jihad in English. He basically was as-Sahab Media in English. Good riddance.
f Osama bin Laden was the founding force behind Al Qaeda, then Adam Gadahn was perhaps its leading American voice.
“Because Gadahn was a spokesman and not an operational planner, his death will have little practical bearing on Al Qaeda’s terrorist operations,” said an assessment issued on Thursday by Stratfor, a geopolitical risk analysis company. “However, it is quite telling that As Sahab media has been uncharacteristically silent in 2015.”
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Allahu-Akbar!!! Death to America!! Death to the JOOOOOOOZ!!
Could someone remind me why we cheer when we get splodey-doped? I always thought that was, like, a BAD thing.......
Just saw the video of what we have for a President these days doing his version of a "mea culpa". There's something about that man saying he takes "responsibility" for the operation that I find almost unbearable to watch. This 21st Century concept of responsibility that includes no consequence other than the unpleasantness of having to announce bad news publicly doesn't come anywhere close to convincing my Catholic school mentality that there is any depth at all to his demonstrated emotional state.
And then, as if to put a cherry on top of a sundae, he has the nerve to say that he is making this insincere announcement because of his personal commitment to his administration's transparency. Lie after lie flow from this man like water off a duck's ass.
If the White House says Gadahn is dead, then it's true. They wouldn't announce it if they weren't sure Gadahn would appear in a video bragging about still being alive. Good riddance to the traitor. Hopefully Zawahiri and Jihadi John will be next. I suspect Zawahiri is not in the tribal areas due to the area being filled with drones.
My thoughts go out to Weinstein and Lo Porto's families. Zawahiri will have a field day soon in regards to talking about their deaths.
I would take this news as a pinch of salt, unless Al Qaeda produce a video of Gadahn's dead body or the US Services went into Waziristan and took his body after the drone attack and show it on TV or the internet.
This apparently happened back in January, but we were not informed then 'cause the O-admin is kinda embarrassed when they actually kill our enemies. When it was reported on the radio news this morning (FOX) it was a story about how we irresponsibly killed some hostages in a botched raid. Well we can still execute Bergdahl and a few other traitors, i suppose.
Not all of them. I had a nice conversation with a cute traitor babe this morning. No missiles for Medea. http://tiny.cc/dc8dxx
Its the Systematic elimination of Christians. Not to mention any Muslim who refuses to join the terrorists who are seeking to escape on a mass exodus from ISIS terror.
Grymay Tesfamical lifts his shirt to show a scar on his back, the mark of the bullet he dodged.
The 18-year-old former student said he was traveling with a group of fellow Eritreans on two buses when they were intercepted by 10 armed ISIS fighters, just south of Tripoli.
"Two buses were surrounded and they were looking for Christians and Muslims. They put Muslims here and Christians over there. That was Da'esh in Libya," Tesfamical said.
He said the ISIS fighters beheaded 20 people at the side of the road; he ran away, feeling the sting of a bullet as it grazed his back.
"In Libya it was very very dangerous. If you have this," he said, clasping the crucifix around his neck, "it means this," gesturing to suggest a knife slicing his throat.
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Now you know how the Holocaust was covered up. These damned incompetent, lying, evil creeps who call themselves "journalists" are leaving out crucial details because it doesn't fit their narrative.
I'm certain that deep in Hell, next to the dictators, their murderous henchmen, and the apologists who could have stopped things, there will be a special section for people who call themselves "journalists" and "reporters" who didn't have the guts to tell the actual story as it happened.
Please write your congressmen and ask that refugee quotas for persecuted African christians to be abolished so that they can all come here and be safe. Perhaps some of the posters here may sponsor an African christian to come here or in Canada to live
here's a rumor going around that when Star Wars is released on digital format tomorrow it will restore a key scene. Badass Digest reports that Star Wars will have Han shooting first.
In 1977's Star Wars, audiences were introduced to Han Solo in a badass way. He is confronted by Greedo, a bounty hunter, in Mos Eisley cantina. Greedo wants to collect the bounty on Han, which was set by Jabba the Hutt. As the scene plays out we see Han very slyly reach for his gun and in a casual manner fires it, killing Greedo.
Then Lucas decided to alter the scene for the 1997 Special Edition re-release. Instead of having Han fire first, he had Greedo take a shot a Han. This destroyed a key component of Han's character development. We ended up with a generic self-defense scene.
So awesome that someone cares more about the story than toys and the kiddies!
Just downloaded "Star Wars: A New Hope" HD on Australian iTunes. No change from the Blu-ray - Greedo still shoots first god damn it.
Updated: 04/22/15... As a kid I not only saw star wars. I had the Album and also the book. I hate to say the book has long ago been lost but thanks to the wonder that is Google we can now see the Han vs. Greedo encounter in its entire context. (also good if you want to read about Luke goofing off at the power station with his no good friends but I digress).
So you see Greedo had a gun on Solo and threatened him three times, also Solo didn't reply "I'll bet you have." to Greedo's "I've waited for this for a long time".
He replied, "I think you're right." to Greedo's ,"...for the last time."
I have the original Laser Disc of Star Wars Episode 4. I copied it to DVD for my college age daughter and her friends that had never seen the original before Lucas effed it up. They were pleasantly surprised to see that Han was a badass and not some sniveling, mama's boy.
For whatever reason, Lucas will go to his grave damned determined to piss off the very first core group of Star Wars fans because they voiced their discontent with his stupid-ass changes and creating a moronic duck-billed, long eared piece of crap character!
I've never understood the problem with the original version. Greedo has Han at gun-point and doesn't realize/isn't smart enough to recognize that Han is both armed and has his gun hand hidden. The line "That's the idea" shows Greedo's intent so Han's firing first seems entirely warranted and justified. Why wuss it up in the first place?
In the next ultra-special, gold edition, 50th anniversary special director's cut Han will be with his hands up, his back towards Greedo, saying "hands up, don't shoot" and Greedo will die when his own blaster backfires.
To Darth Odie's "murdered an innocent woman. Big jihadi man" I'd add: murdered an innocent child, big Jihadi Man.
Truth is, he ran over his own brother trying to get away from the police. Then, his lawyer tries to blame the whole jihad on the dead brother. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is self-serving rat. To hell with needles, feed him D-Con.
Take a rope soak it in pig's blood and hang him from a tree in view of all the other jihadi wanna be's. Make sure they know when their time comes they will be hung with the same rope. He is not worth the price of a bullet. KILL ALL TERRORISTS!!!
The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, sources have told the Guardian.
A source in Iraq with connections to the terror group revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries during an attack by the US-led coalition in March. The source said Baghdadi’s wounds were at first life-threatening, but he has since made a slow recovery. He has not, however, resumed day-to-day control of the organisation.
Baghdadi’s wounding led to urgent meetings of Isis leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader.
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ISIS spiritual doctrine says that Jesus will return and lead them on to victory. It's like everybody loves Jesus and wants him on their side in war
Iraqi volunteer forces said Khaled Faisal, who “was a former General in the National Intelligence Service under the regime of Saddam Hussein,” was killed in an operation by the Iraqi volunteer forces south of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, English-language online newspaper Iraqi News reported.
Faisal acted as a self-proclaimed military commander of the Takfiri ISIL group in the area of al-Bashir in the city, the forces added.
Faisal’s son, identified as Hamaza, was also killed in the operation.
Iraqi forces earlier killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former commander of the so-called Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order under Hussein, during a preemptive operation in the eastern part of Iraqi city of Tikrit.
Meanwhile Spiegel reports that documents captured in Syria show ISIS was founded by former Saddam intelligence officer Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi in 2012.
shot and killed him after a brief firefight in the town of Tal Rifaat on a January morning in 2014 knew the true identity of the tall man in his late fifties. They were unaware that they had killed the strategic head of the group calling itself "Islamic State" (IS). The fact that this could have happened at all was the result of a rare but fatal miscalculation by the brilliant planner. The local rebels placed the body into a refrigerator, in which they intended to bury him. Only later, when they realized how important the man was, did they lift his body out again.
Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi was the real name of the Iraqi, whose bony features were softened by a white beard. But no one knew him by that name. Even his best-known pseudonym, Haji Bakr, wasn't widely known. But that was precisely part of the plan. The former colonel in the intelligence service of Saddam Hussein's air defense force had been secretly pulling the strings at IS for years. Former members of the group had repeatedly mentioned him as one of its leading figures. Still, it was never clear what exactly his role was.
But when the architect of the Islamic State died, he left something behind that he had intended to keep strictly confidential: the blueprint for this state. It is a folder full of handwritten organizational charts, lists and schedules, which describe how a country can be gradually subjugated. SPIEGEL has gained exclusive access to the 31 pages, some consisting of several pages pasted together. They reveal a multilayered composition and directives for action, some already tested and others newly devised for the anarchical situation in Syria's rebel-held territories. In a sense, the documents are the source code of the most successful terrorist army in recent history.
The current; Caliph Abu Bakr al-Bahgdadi was chosen to all an Islamic flavor to the already openly Islamist Ansar al-Sunnah brand merging it with Taweed and Jihad and taking the brand name of AQI or Islamic State of Iraq to broaden its appeal.
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"documents captured in Syria show ISIS was founded by former Saddam intelligence officer Samir Abd Muhammad al-Khlifawi in 2012."
Lies!! LIEEEEEEEEEEEESS!! ISIS was founded in 2003 by the Zionist-Rethuglican Cabal, which is chaired by Darth Cheney and funded by the KOCH BROTHERS and the Christianist BOOOOOOOOOOSH!
At least, that's what Rosie O'Donnell told me........
An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was only prevented from opening fire on churchgoers because he accidentally shot himself in the leg, French officials said Wednesday.
The 24-year-old computer science student, who was also suspected in the death of a young woman whose body was found on Sunday just ahead of his arrest, had been flagged as a risk last year and earlier this year for intent to travel to Syria but there had been no specific reason to open a judicial investigation, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Wednesday.
Then to add insult to injury he called an ambulance. Rather than killing the first responders like a good Jihadi he asked that they save his life.
he apparently shot himself by accident and called for an ambulance. He was waiting outside for first aid when police arrived at the scene. They discovered a blood trail leading to his car, which contained loaded guns and notes about potential targets.
"Documents were also found and they prove, without any ambiguity, that the individual was preparing an imminent attack, in all probability, against one or two churches," Cazeneuve said.
In the man's apartment, in southeastern Paris, more weapons were found as well as Islamic extremist material, the official said. There was no immediate evidence that the suspect had direct ties to any organized groups, the official said.
Aurelie Chatelain, a 32-year-old Frenchwoman visiting Paris for a training session for her work, was found shot to death on Sunday morning in her car. The security official said Chatelain appeared to have been killed at random and ballistics evidence linked her death to the suspect.
A guide for jihadists in the West issued by ISIS late last month urges followers to train with Nerf guns and watch Bourne films as part of their under-the-radar preparation for terrorist attacks.
General TriCk's Battle Plan to Rule the World!
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"Many Muslims are putting alot of effort into showing the world that we are peaceful citizens, we're spending thousands of Euros to do Da'wah (invitation to Islam) campaigns to show how good we are in society, but we're miserably failing. The leaders of disbelief repeatedly lie in the media and say that we Muslims are all terrorists, while we denied it and wanted to be peaceful citizens," the manual, How to Survive in the West, says. "But they have cornered us and forced us into becoming radicalised, and that will be the cause of their defeat and be the cause for the conquest of Rome."
The people who own the media have had Europe and the Western world as their stronghold for over 1000 years, they do not want Islam to rise in their stronghold. They want to keep their authority, their adultery, wine and money and do not want to lose it. So they are doing a multibillion dollar media campaign to stop the Islamic State in the Middle East, and a multibillion dollar media campaign to stop the rise of real Islam in the West. All the major alcohol, gambling and haraam companies are funding this project because if Islam rises in the West, they will lose everything. It is a matter of life or death for both, only one will survive. Allah (God)'s last Messenger Muhammad (peace be on him) promised us we will win and finally take over Europe's capital - Rome, but only after we have taken Persia (Iran).
Bangs Yazidi slave girls behind Umm's back but tosses accusations of adultery? The hypocrites know not they say... but lets dispense with the scary terrorist narrative and get on with it.
ISIS needs Sekrit Muslime Agents in the west and offers advice on how Sekrit Agent Muslimes can disguise themselves from western intelligence. Advice such as fake mustaches, I. Shit. You. Not.
Secret Agents have to be masters of disguise. If they are a girl, they may do makeup in a style which makes them look totally different (i.e. to make their face look fatter or thinner). They may wear a different colored hair wig due to the necessity of the situation. They might put a prominent beauty spot or fake freckles on their face with a pen which makes them look totally different to who they really are. They will change their clothes style.
They might wear non prescription glasses or sunglasses. Males might wear a fake moustache or fake beard (if they have a beard they might shorten it or remove it fully). Wearing contact lenses of a different color will also work.
What are they trying to get into a gay bar?
There is quite a bit of information inciting lone wolf attacks via IED and also how to flee to Islamic State. Using one of Anjem Choudary's followers as an example.
If someone's passport has been confiscated by the authorities, then the person might try to escape the country secretly through other means. He may leave the country by bus to another neighboring country and then find a way to escape/smuggle himself to a safer land. Abu Rumaysah who was part of Shariah4UK did this in late 2013 - he escaped from the UK to France by bus (even though his passport was confiscated, there were fewer checks in buses). From France, he found Muslim contacts who smuggled him to Sanliurfa (in Turkey) and from there into Syria's border (called: Tal Abyad (Akcacale)). From there he was smuggled into Syria's city of al-Raqqah (the capital of the Islamic State).
Note of interest, now Anjem has instructions on how to overcome his lack of a passport! May he seek his Martyrdom in IS post haste! Unless you know, Anjem is FOS.
The document also describes the persecution a Sekrit Agent Muslime can expect to suffer for the sake of Allah.
(NYT)..on Monday, federal officials, announcing their biggest Islamic State recruitment case to date, said there was, in fact, no recruiting mastermind. Instead, for the six men arrested, there was just the camaraderie of sharing an illicit ideology, plus advice and inspiration by phone and Internet from one of their friends, a young Minneapolis man who joined the Islamic State last year.
Arrested in Minneapolis were Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Adnan Farah, 19; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20. The two men arrested in San Diego were identified as Abdirahman Yasin Daud, 21, and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21, Adnan Farah’s brother. All were charged with conspiring to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization.
Yes we should definitely increase our school lunch expenditures
About 30 million kids get the free lunch let's give them one like on the right even if cist double and serve it on plates. Not trays
The kids deserve better
NSLP Reimbursement Rates for the 2014-15 School Year:
Reduced Price: $2.58
Schools certified as meeting the new nutrition standards receive an additional $.06 per lunch.
An additional $.02 per lunch is provided to schools in which 60 percent or more of the second preceding school year lunches were served free or reduced price.
Schools get an extra .06 cents if they follow Michelle's guidelines
about 1 dollar goes to actually buy the food fed to kids.
I didn't see the milk fruit or fresh produce that is supposed to be there
I rather doubt it's about money, righter. Dietary fanaticism is a religious calling for people who hate people, who think that beef farming is destroying the planet. And since the goal of our current Executive branch is to leave this nation broken and destitute, spending a whole lot of borrowed money is a feature, not a bug. Although what's on the tray has certain bug like characteristics.
Kids have choices that meal served was one of them, the others included a chef's salad and a turkey sub
So who will write the Congress suggesting that maybe 1 dollar that the food actually cost is not good enough for the kids? Who thinks maybe 2 bucks is how much food should go into a poor kid's lunch?
Why would you ever expect the elites to send their kids to the refuse dumps that they've made of public schools? Why would you ever expect them to have their kids treated the same as yours? They are kings and queens, meant to rule. Just ask them. They're better than you .
The bright colors of the meal on the right can cause epileptic seizures in children so the food is processed with Gray Dye #4 to prevent this major health threat. Likewise stimulating flavors have been shown to be a distraction and cause resistance to the process of forming thought patterns.
Im sure it can be arranged for the obamas to eat such stuff shown as on the left (appropriate) in their prison for the rest of their lives -- if it is good enough for america's children, its more than good enough for criminals and traitors.
Why shouldn't she eat at chipotle? The latino vote is going to make her president! 5,000,000 minority kids will have turned 18 voting age since 2012 when the latino vote self deported mitt romney. Now mexicans hate republicans as much as blacks do. Turn out the lights republicans the partys over!
I have no idea if she was illegally parked, but these towing companies are really scum. What many of them are doing is, or should be, illegal. Some charge you to get your car back even if you can prove they wrongfully towed it. They are often rude. The fact that the attendants comments are cropped from the video is suspicious. Britt McHenry may have been giving her what she deserved.
What a scummy towing company. Security cams should be used for just that. Not to profit off customers who use the premises. How many of you think it is fair for businesses to use security video of their unsuspecting customers however they choose? what next? a celeb picking her nose? This is BS and the towing company should be ashamed!
was she parked illegally? If so. SO WHAT. Is this in NY or NJ or Delaware or Maryland?? then get used to it. YOu choose it thru who you vote for. She knows the rules, she broke them that's the chance you take.
Now for her ugly remarks to a woman NOT IN HER line of work. let's talk. War ON Women. UGLY remarks. Ugly soul. Should she lose her job. I don't think so. I want people to see her and remember just how ugly the so called beautiful people can be. And then shut up about the equality of women coming out of the left.
It seems that she got suspended for a week. No problem dear, you can come down here to the real tropics to relax and hopefully get the nasty parts out of your soul, ready to rejoin your work next week. All you need to bring is your bikini for the beach.
The local radio has the unexpurgated video, and they have been delighted to castigate this woman for mistreating a clerk. This is San Diego, which is only marginally less-dominated by Democrats than the rest of California.
It seems there are some issues on which Repubs and Democrats agree.
no fan of towing companies nor the jerks that work for them.
Had the car been illegally towed she should have looked right into the camera and said her name, TV station, and that this is part of an investigation into illegal practices in the towing industry. Let them sweat.
She's a Prima Dona and she knows it.
She has let it go to her head and into her personality.
Nice yard. The inside of the house needs lots of work.
This is what I said at truth revolt - let us see if freedom of speech is still in effect somewhere in the blogosphere. I had been banned, last year, at another conservative site for saying a less offensive comment.
"Disney, I am not happy about you accepting and promoting homosexuality
in any thing that you do. Nevertheless, I am really very excited about
the new Star Wars movie but if you put a gay person into this movie you
can can take your proverbial light saber to your dark side".