Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says Israel may have conducted ‘false flag’ operation. Describes its government as inept and Netanyahu as ‘clueless.’
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who once served as Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff, believes that the chemical weapons used in Syria may have been an Israeli “false flag” operation aimed at implicating Bashar Assad’s regime.
Obama: “Israel Justified [...]
Seven hostages, 11 kidnappers killed during ‘final assault’ on Algerian gas plant – state news
Security source tells @AFP it is thought hostages were killed in retaliation for ‘final’ Algerian gas plant raid
The ‘final assault’ by Algerian troops on a gas plant seized by militants has resulted in the deaths of seven hostages and 11 kidnappers. The militants reportedly summarily executed their captives as troops tried to free them.
Earlier, the militants [...]
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December 8, 2012
A U.S. drone attack reportedly killed a top al-Qaeda commander in Pakistan Thursday.
In a blow to the militant group, its senior commander, Abu Zaid, was killed along with 10 others as the drone attacked their hideout in the Mir Ali area in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, Reuters reported, citing tribal sources from the region.
Zaid had reportedly moved to the new hideout in the tribal region bordering [...]
JERUSALEM (AP) — With little notice, Israel has launched a blistering air offensive against the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas militant group. Here’s a look at why the violence erupted, the goals of the warring sides and how it may end:
Israel opened its offensive with a surprise airstrike on Nov. 14 that killed the shadowy leader of Hamas’ military wing. Since then, it has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in [...]
Israel and the U.S. CREATED Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda
The Wall Street Journal noted in 2009:
“Hamas, to my great regret, is Israel’s creation,” says [Israeli official Avner Cohen], a Tunisian-born Jew who worked in Gaza for more than two decades. Responsible for religious affairs in the region until 1994, Mr. Cohen watched the Islamist movement take shape, muscle aside secular Palestinian rivals and then morph into what is today Hamas, a militant [...]
October 4, 2012
A US judge formally ordered Iran, al Qaeda and several other defendants Wednesday to pay $6 billion compensation to the victims of September 11, 2001, in a largely symbolic ruling.
Although Iran denies any connection to 9/11, it was included in the list of alleged culprits by the US District Court in New York, along with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Afghanistan’s Taliban guerrillas and al Qaeda, which took [...]
(Reuters) - Iran could strike U.S. bases in the Middle East in response to any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities, the leader of Lebanon’s Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah said on Monday….
The United States fears the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah may be planning imminent attacks in Europe and around the world, a senior security official in Washington said Friday.
“Our assessment is that Hezbollah and Iran will both continue to maintain a heightened level of terrorist activity and operations in the near future,” said Daniel Benjamin, the US State Department’s counter-terrorism coordinator.
“We are increasingly concerned about Hezbollah’s activities on a number [...]
Syrian state TV host Mohammed al-Saeed has been executed, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. A militant Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the killing.
Al-Saeed was kidnapped on July 19 of this year. The Al-Nusra Front, a little-known Islamist militant group, posted a statement August 4 on an Al-Qaeda-affiliated internet forum.
“The heroes of western Ghouta (in Damascus province) imprisoned the shabih (pro-regime militia) presenter on July 19…He was [...]
A senior U.S. official confirmed Israel’s assertions Thursday that the suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in an attack here Wednesday was a member of a Hezbollah cell operating in Bulgaria.
The official said the current U.S. intelligence assessment is that the bomber was “acting under broad guidance” to hit Israeli targets when the opportunity presented itself. That guidance was given to Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group, by its primary sponsor, [...]
July 20, 2012
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton is urging Israel to attack Iran in retaliation for the killing of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, saying the time has come for the Jewish state to quit threatening and take action.
“This is obviously a very dangerous period for Israel with the civil war in Syria, refugees reported going across the border into Lebanon, and Hezbollah well armed with rockets on Israel’s northern [...]
American officials on Thursday identified the suicide bomber responsible for a deadly attack on Israeli vacationers here as a member of a Hezbollah cell that was operating in Bulgaria and looking for such targets, corroborating Israel’s assertions and making the bombing a new source of tension with Iran.
One senior American official said the current American intelligence assessment was that the bomber, who struck Wednesday, killing five Israelis, had been “acting under [...]
Two commanders reportedly executed for their barbaric actions
Footage posted online of burqa-clad woman being gunned down by AK47
Baying villages cheer in delight as she is shot in the head and her back
William Hague and Hillary Clinton condemn the murder
Afghan suicide bombers today killed two children and wounded six others
Explosive vests detonated prematurely as they went to attack police
The two Taliban commanders who executed a helpless 22-year-old Afghan woman because ‘they [...]
Burqa-clad woman is shot dead in front of baying villagers ‘after affair with Taliban commander’
Shocking footage shows her being gunned down at close range
Two Taliban men ‘could not settle dispute over her’, so accused woman of adultery ‘to save face’
International outcry at shooting which is branded ‘cold-blooded murder’
Gunned down with an AK47 as baying villagers cheer in delight, this is the shocking moment a burqa-clad woman was executed in Afghanistan [...]
July 1, 2012
Kenya police say gunmen attacked two churches in the eastern town of Garissa on Sunday, killing 16 and wounding at least 40.
Authorities say in both cases the attackers hurled grenades and opened fire on worshippers.
The deadliest attack took place at the African Inland Church, where at least 10 people were killed, including two police officers. The second attack took place at a Catholic church.
Police did not immediately [...]
A shadowy militant group claiming to have ties to the al-Qaedaterror network says it carried out Monday’s deadly cross-border attack in Israel.
The group, calling itself the Mujahedeen Shura Council of Jerusalem, made the claim in a video distributed in Gaza on Tuesday.
The short video identifies two men, one Egyptian and one Saudi, as the perpetrators of Monday’s attack. The men, speaking in front of an al-Qaeda flag, say they are about to carry [...]
The parents of a Florida teenager who died in a 2006 suicide bombing in Israel have won a $332 million lawsuit against Iran and Syria for sponsoring the terrorist group that killed their son and ten other people.
But it’s unclear whether the family of Daniel Wultz will be able to collect any of the money from the countries, both of which have governments hostile to the United States.
Daniel, 16, was [...]
An American hostage held by Al Qaeda urges Barack Obama to meet the militant group’s demands and set him free in a video released by Al Qaeda yesterday.
Warren Weinstein, who was taken prisoner in Pakistan last August, tells the U.S. President: ‘My life is in your hands,’ and says: ‘If you accept the demands, I live, if you don’t accept the demands, then I die.’
The two-minute 40-second video was posted [...]
Somali media have claimed Omar Hammami has been killed
Hammami is a leader of al Qaeda aligned terrorist group – al Shabab
He goes by the name of Abu Mansur al-Amriki
Hammami grew up in Alabama and joined the Somali-based terror group in 2007
U.S intelligence officials are trying to confirm reports that Alabama-born Omar Hammami, the leader of an al Qaeda aligned terrorist group, has been beheaded in Somalia.
Reports in Somali media have [...]
Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah may have hundreds of operatives based in the United States, and Hezbollah – not al-Qaida – poses the greatest terrorist threat to Americans, the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King, said today.
Since September 11 2001, America’s counter-terror officials have focussed on al-Qaida and home-grown radicalised American extremists, said the New York representative at a hearing of his committee. But, now, the terrorist [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban militant group says it is suspending talks with the United States.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement Thursday that the United States kept changing the terms of the negotiations.
Mujahid says that the Taliban only wanted to discuss prisoner transfers and the establishment of a political office in Qatar, but U.S. negotiators wanted to broaden the discussion. Mujahid says they did not want the [...]
Russia, China and Iran showed support for Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, on Monday, just days before an international meeting which is likely to put more pressure on him to step down amid an increasingly bloody uprising.
Mr Assad met a senior Russian politician in Damascus, who reiterated Moscow’s support for his reform programme and spoke out against any foreign intervention in the conflict, Russian and Syrian news agencies reported.
China accused western [...]
The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.S. officials said.
One of the installations is being established in Ethiopia, a U.S. ally in the fight against al-Shabab, the Somali militant group that controls much of [...]
Relations between Israel and Egypt are facing fresh strain in the wake of this week’s deadly cross-border raid by Palestinian militants, amid rising Israeli concern over what officials say is the lack of effective Egyptian security control in the Sinai peninsula.
Eight Israelis were killed and more than 20 injured by a gunmen near the Red Sea resort of Eilat on Thursday. Israel has blamed the attack on [...]
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa’s worsening famine is one of the largest humanitarian crises in decades, a U.S. State Department official said Friday, pledging “significant” aid despite the debt ceiling impasse being debated in Washington.
The U.S. already has pledged $5 million to help Somali refugees on top of a previously budgeted $63 million. Reuben E. Brigety, who is responsible for State Department assistance to [...]
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali court on Saturday sentenced three British nationals, an American and two Kenyans to at least 10 years in prison each for bringing millions of dollars intended for pirate ransom into the country.
Two of the defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine, said Somali Information Ministry spokesman Abdifitah Abdinur. The other defendants were sentenced to 10 [...]