State Department employee Anne Smedinghoff was killed in Afghanistan last weekend. At first reports suggested the young diplomat was part of an armed convoy that was bombed, but new reports say that she was actually on foot. And that the group she was with got lost on its way to deliver books.
ABC reported earlier in the week:
Afghan security officials told ABC News that the State Department convoy had just left its headquarters [...]
A car bomb has exploded in a northeastern district of Damascus, reportedly killing and wounding several people, Syrian state TV said.
“A terrorist suicide bomber blew up a van in the east of Rukn al-Din neighbourhood in Damascus and preliminary information indicates there are martyrs and people wounded,” state news agency SANA reported.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that the bombing struck near a military supply center, AFP said. [...]
- A suicide bomber wearing a vest bomb struck outside the Afghan defense ministry on Saturday, killing at least 10 people in a blast just hours after Chuck Hagel, the new United States defense secretary, arrived here in Kabul.
And a short time later, another suicide bomber detonated his explosive in eastern Afghanistan before reaching his target, but killed eight children and a policeman, according to Afghan military and hospital officials.
BREAKING : Suicide bomber attacks Al Ghasolah checkpoint on Damascus Intl. Airport Rd. killing nearly 50 soldiers,destroying 3 tanks#Syria
Helicopter (i guess) hit
Description say a war plane down over Menneg Military Airport, but more looks like helicopter to me
Al Nusra blow up two strategic army checkpoints in Dar Kaberah, on the entrance of Homs city this morning
FSA: Hizbullah Preparing to Send 5,000 Fighters to Homs
The joint command of the rebel [...]
Iran has sent military aid to the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza that has been locked in a week-long war with Israel, parliament speaker Ali Larijani said today.
“We are proud to defend the people of Palestine and Hamas … and that our assistance to them has been both financial and military,” he said without elaborating, in remarks reported by parliament’s website, ICANA.ir.
Israel on Wednesday also said it has information [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed his bike into a joint Afghan-American patrol on Monday morning in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people including three U.S. troops and their translator, officials said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, which came a day after the U.S. death toll in the war in Afghanistan reached 2,000 troops. Such joint patrols are considered key [...]
Armed militants have attacked a prison in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing at least 12 guards and freeing about 90 inmates, officials have told the BBC.
They say a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at the gates of Tasfirat prison and clashes between militants and security guards followed.
Some of the escaped inmates were reportedly al-Qaeda members.
The prison was later retaken from the gunmen by security forces, reports say. [...]
Reports are emerging of a suicide attack on a minibus carrying foreigners near the Afghan capital, Kabul.
At least six people are thought to have died in the bombing, which took place on a busy road leading to the airport, police said.
At least 10 people were killed, including nine foreigners, when a suicide bomber blew himself up alongside a minivan on a busy highway leading to the airport in the Afghan capital, [...]
Broadcaster lies in claiming its reporter didn’t characterize forced suicide bomber incident as “war crime”
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, August 24, 2012
The BBC has dug itself a deeper hole in the aftermath of a censorship controversy which saw the broadcaster pull a video about Syrian rebels forcing a prisoner to become an unwitting suicide bomber, with the BBC claiming its reporter never characterized the incident as a “war crime” when in [...]
Broadcaster attempts to hide clear evidence of war crimes
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The BBC has sensationally censored a news story and a video showing Syrian rebels forcing a prisoner to become a suicide bomber, a war crime under the Geneva Conventions, presumably because it reflected badly on establishment media efforts to portray the FSA as glorious freedom fighters.
The video, a copy of which can be viewed above, shows [...]
Six militants wearing air force uniforms and suicide vests were killed in a fierce firefight with security forces after penetrating the high-securityPakistan Aeronautical Complex at Kamra, 45 miles north-west of the capital Islamabad. The assault early this morning has raised new questions over the security of the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal.
The attack is the third on the air base since 2007, but is the most audacious and successful to date. The [...]
Paul Craig Roberts
July 27, 2012
One wonders what Syrians are thinking as “rebels” vowing to “free Syria” take the country down the same road to destruction as “rebels” in Libya. Libya, under Gaddafi a well run country whose oil revenues were shared with the Libyan people instead of monopolized by a princely class as in Saudi Arabia, now has no government and is in disarray with contending factions vying for power.
The man is believed to be carrying a U.S. passport under the name of David Jefferson
He is a top target for Israeli security agents who fear their athletes will be attacked by Iranian terror squad
MI5 and Scotland Yard are thought to have raised their threat assessment against the Israeli delegation
Israel fears a repeat of the 1972 Olympic Games when 11 of its athletes and coaches were murdered
A terrorist believed to [...]
NY Daily News
July 22, 2012
Pakistan was once again hit by violence by militant groups when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a rival militant commander’s compound in the country’s northwest region, killing at least 10 people, while heavily armed assailants killed eight members of the coast guard in the southwest. There has been significant infighting over turf and leadership positions within the Pakistani Taliban, an umbrella organization set up in [...]
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 [...]
A bombing that killed at least seven people and injured dozens on a bus full of Israeli tourists was most likely a suicide attack, Bulgarian officials said Thursday. The suspected attacker was carrying a fake driver’s license issued in Michigan, they added.
Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said the suspect appeared on security camera tape near the bus for nearly an hour before the attack that gutted the airport in the Black Sea [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghanistan’s president said Saturday that the United States has put the two countries’ security pact at risk with a unilateral airstrike that killed 18 civilians, while a Taliban suicide bomber killed four French soldiers responding to a tipoff about a bomb hidden under a bridge.
The violence and the dispute highlight the muddled nature of the international mission in Afghanistan as NATO coalition countries try to shift [...]
May 11, 2012
Mass protests broke out across Syria on Friday, a day after at least 55 people were killed in twin bombings that marked the deadliest attack since the start of the anti-government uprising 14 months ago.
The car bomb explosions in Damascus Thursday were among a string of attacks that have occurred since U.N. observers arrived in Syria to monitor a shaky cease-fire brokered by international envoy Kofi Annan.
He could have breezed through security at any airport.
A terrorist wearing the latest underwear bomb would not have been caught by the TSA’s most conscientious human screeners or its highest-tech fullbody scanners, experts told The Post yesterday. But the country ducked a disaster by employing an age-old weapon: a double agent.
With the help of American allies in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, the secret agent inserted himself into the terrorists’ secret [...]
The latest al-Qaeda bomb plot targeting U.S. aircraft was unraveled from inside the terrorist group by operatives — including a double-agent — working on behalf of the CIA and its counterparts in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, said U.S. and Middle Eastern officials.
The Saudi service played a particularly important role in penetrating al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen and recovering the explosive device, according to officials who described an elaborate espionage operation in which the [...]
May 4, 2012
At least 20 people died in northwest Pakistan Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a market.
The attack took place around 8.00 a.m. in Bajaur tribal area. Over 40 others were injured, Xinhua reported.
The teenaged bomber struck when security personnel were patrolling the market in Khar town. At least eight security men were among those killed.
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May 2, 2012
Over the last few years, we’ve noticed that nearly every victory the FBI celebrates against terrorism is actually about stopping its own terrorist plots that it feeds to hapless individuals, often nudging them and pushing them down the road to “become” terrorists, despite commonly displaying little to no aptitude for actual terrorism.
Add the NY Times to the newspapers who are beginning to question the FBI’s penchant for setting up its own plots for the sake of a high [...]
JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) – A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber drove into a convoy carrying a top police official in northeast Nigeria on Monday, detonating his explosives and killing at least 10 people, rescue officials said.
The attack targeted police commissioner Mamman Sule who was being driven in a convoy toward his offices, near the governor’s office in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state, said police spokesman Ibiang Mbaseki. The bomber missed injuring [...]
By David Zucchino, Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times Staff WriterApril 18, 2012, 4:30 a.m.
The paratroopers had their assignment: Check out reports that Afghan police had recovered the mangled remains of an insurgent suicide bomber. Try to get iris scans and fingerprints for identification.
The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers arrived at the police station in Afghanistan’s Zabol province in February 2010. They inspected the body parts. Then the mission turned macabre: The paratroopers posed for [...]