Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Global Terrorism in 2014!

 Interesting Article: "Terrorism in Syria: Turkey Deports More Than One Thousand European Al Qaeda Affiliated Mercenaries" by Global Research News, published December 4th, 2013.

An interesting article mentioned that Turkey has sent a report to European countries saying that it has deported 1,100 European citizens who came to Turkey to join al-Qaeda-linked groups fighting in Syria back to their own countries amid increasing allegations that Ankara is turning a blind eye to terrorists using its territory to cross into Syria, according to the Habertürk daily.

After other countries informed Turkey that their citizens were using Turkey as a transit country to take up arms in Syria, Turkey arrested 1,100 European Union citizens with the help of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT), Gendarmerie forces and police units in 41 operations in 2013. The report says there are still around 1,500 European citizens who want to go to Syria and fight on the front lines along with al-Qaeda and that Turkey has been on alert about suspected jihadists. The report states that intelligence sharing between Turkey and European countries on the suspected jihadists has been made through Interpol.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Update on the Rise of Terrorism in Syria!

Interesting Article: "The Syrian rebels who have ‘no problem’ fighting alongside Al Qaeda" by The National / Anakara Published Monday, November 25th, 2013

An interesting article mentioned that he Syrian rebel groups that Turkey has allowed to proliferate near its border include many who have said they have no problem fighting alongside Al Qaeda against the president, Bashar Al Assad. “Al Qaeda is helping us, while foreign countries are not,” said Besil Abu Arab, 20, a member of the Ahrar Al Sham militia, as he received treatment in a makeshift hospital in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. Abu Imar Halebi, a fighter with the Aleppo-based movement Abu Amara, agreed that Al Qaeda fighters were an asset. He said he did not oppose their goal of establishing Islamic law in Syria, though his own group prefers to explain its benefits and win popular assent rather than impose it by force. Would you like to know more?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Salafist Terrorism on the Rise in Tunisia!

Interesting Article "Tunisia arrests 5 suspects after failed suicide attacks" by Hamida Ben Salah (AFP) / Published Thursday, October 31, 2013



An interesting article mentioned that Tunisian security forces on Wednesday arrested five Salafist "terrorists" with links to two failed attacks in coastal resort towns, the first suicide bids in the country for more than a decade. The suicide bomber struck early on Wednesday at the four-star Riadh Palms hotel, in the resort town of Sousse, a popular tourist destination 140 kilometers (90 miles) south of Tunis. Within just half an hour, security forces foiled another suicide attack by an 18-year-old man on the tomb of former president Habib Bourguiba, in neighboring Monastir, 20 kilometers along the coast. Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Laroui said those behind the attacks belonged to Ansar al-Sharia, Tunisia's main Salafist movement, which the authorities have designated a "terrorist organization" with ties to Al-Qaeda. Would you like to know more?




Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Al Shabaab Makes it's Entrance into Global Terrorism!

Interesting Article: "Somalia: Puntland Military Attacks Al-Shabaab Bases in Golis Mountains" by Sabahi/Washington DC published 30 September 2013

An interesting article mentioned that Puntland security forces raided al-Shabaab bases in Sugure village near the Golis Mountains on Saturday (September 28th), killing one militant and wounding three others, Somalia's Garowe Online reported. Puntland forces have recently scaled up their operations in the mountainous area, where the al-Shabaab-affiliated Golis Mountain Militia launches its attacks. Shabaab, which is often incorrectly described by some terrorism analysts as a local jihadist group interested only in taking control of Somalia, made clear in another tweet (via their press officer) that it is striving to implement a global Islamic Caliphate (Khilaafa): "A new era is on the horizon. A new dawn, illuminating the path towards #Khilaafa.” It's a paradigm shift.
While the double suicide attack in Uganda in the summer of 2011 and the group's oath of allegiance to al Qaeda in early 2012 should have made it painfully clear to analysts that Shabaab was part of the global jihad, the attack at Westgate is undeniable proof that Shabaab cannot be considered merely a local threat confined to Somalia.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We Will Not Waver; We Will Not Tire; We Will Not Falter, and We Will Not Fail!

This being 12 years after 9-11, let us not forget those lives lost on that tragic day in 2001. God Bless all who lost their lives. We will never forget.

America has and must maintain the strongest military in the world, we must lead the international community to confront threats and challenges together, and that we must use all tools of American power to protect our citizens and our interests.


God bless the men and women of the United States Military, and God protect the members of the Intelligence Community that work everyday sacrificing their lives to protect our great nation. Since our country was attacked on September 11, 2001, you have served on the front lines in directly confronting the dangers of the 21st century. Because of your service, plots have been disrupted, American lives have been saved, and our Allies and partners have been more secure. Your triumphs and even your names may be unknown to your fellow Americans, but your service is deeply appreciated.



"Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war" George S. Patton

Monday, August 26, 2013

Syria: Al Qaeda, Rebels and the Terrorism Conundrum We Face!

Interesting Article: "Presence of al Qaida-linked groups in northern Syria complicates rebellion" by Mitchell Prothero / McClatchy published Monday, August 19th, 2013

An interesting article mentioned that the presence of al Qaida-linked groups fighting alongside rebels in Syria continues to grow – and reshape the conflict. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as the local al Qaida affiliate is known, has fast been expanding its influence across virtually all rebel-held areas in northern Syria. It’s fighting alongside its ideological ally, the Nusra Front. Both the al Qaida and Nusra groups are led by veterans of the Iraqi insurgency, and both have flirted with the tactics that ultimately alienated them among Sunnis in that country who ultimately turned against them. Still, mainstream rebel factions have been reluctant to denounce the fierce Islamist militants they now find siding with them against the Damascus regime. That may be partly a factor of success. Would you like to know more?


Friday, July 26, 2013

Details of the Terrorist Faction that Attacked Pakistan's Intelligence Agency!

Interesting Article: "Taliban faction claims attack on Pak ISI office" by Zee News/Karachi Published Thursday, July 25th, 2013.

An interesting article mentioned that the Jundullah faction of the banned Pakistani Taliban today claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on an ISI office in Sindh province, saying it was carried out to avenge the killing of Commander Waliur Rehman in a US drone strike. In a statement sent to TV news channels, Jundullah spokesman Ahmed Marwat said, "We sent four suicide bombers and our target was the ISI." "It was revenge for the killing of Waliur Rehman," he said, referring to the killing of the senior Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander in a drone strike earlier this year. The statement blamed the Pakistan government of working with US forces. Marwat said the militants would continue attacking security forces for targeting the rebels. Five persons, including a Deputy Director of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, were killed when a group of suicide attackers stormed a high-security compound in Sukkur. The compound housed offices of the ISI, Military Intelligence, Pakistan Rangers and police. Would you like to know more?


Monday, June 24, 2013

Spanish Jihadist linked to Al Qaeda currently free and planning new Terrorist attacks!

Interesting Article: "8 held in Spain on suspicion of recruiting Syria fighters" by The Hindu, Spain published Friday, June 21, 2013.

An interesting article mentioned that Spanish police on Friday detained eight people in the enclave of Ceuta on suspicion of sending jihadist fighters to Syria, the Interior Ministry said. The network based in Ceuta and Morocco allegedly recruited potential fighters, indoctrinated them and organized their trip via Turkey to Syria, according to the Ministry and the daily El Pais. The Ministry said the network was believed to have sent dozens of fighters to Syria, where some of them may have undergone military training or even participated in suicide attacks.  The network may have sent fighters to other countries as well, El Pais reported. Most of the detainees were Spanish nationals. Police searched several locations. The Spanish enclave of Ceuta, which is claimed by Morocco, has a population of around 80,000. Nearly half of them are Muslims. Syria’s 27-month-old conflict is believed to have drawn hundreds of foreign fighters. 

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Syrian Al Qaeda Terrorist Units move closer to controlling parts of Syria!

Interesting Article: "The other red line" by The Economist, Washington, DC, published Saturday, May 18th, 2013

An interesting article mentioned that For all the agonizing in Western capitals about whether to channel weapons to “moderate” rebel militias in Syria and the renewed attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the civil war, one issue above all others is dominating the thinking of military planners, intelligence agencies and their political masters: the increasing danger of the regime’s vast stock of chemical weapons getting into the hands of groups with links to al-Qaeda. When reports surfaced last month about possible use of sarin, a nerve agent, by regime forces, supposedly crossing a red line drawn earlier by Barack Obama, the White House was keen to play the incidents down. If the use was small-scale and limited, of course it was deplorable and warranted rigorous investigation. It was not just that the evidence of what exactly had happened was regarded as insufficiently robust to prompt a response, but that the president’s red line (at least as far as it applied to forces loyal to President Bashar Assad) was really only supposed to relate to large-scale and systematic deployment of the terror weapons, which was still deemed unlikely and could anyway be deterred. A BBC report on May 16th that lethal chemical devices had been dropped by a helicopter on civilians near Aleppo seemed to confirm this red-line crossing, but still on a small scale. Would you like to know more?


Monday, April 22, 2013

The Jihadist that Inspired the Boston Marathon Bombers!

Interesting Article: "Boston Bombing Suspect Traveled to Russia Through NYC Last Year" by Jonathan Dienst and Simon Prokupecz/ Boston published Friday, April 19th, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the Boston Marathon explosion victims and their families. Thanks to the police, fire fighters, our great citizens and other public servants courageously responding to this horrific event. God Bless the citizens of Boston and let god provide us the knowledge to go after those responsible for this brutal act.

An interesting article mentioned that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev flew in and out of John F. Kennedy Airport last year and was out of the country for six months, and investigators said they want to know if he received any terror training while he was overseas, NBC 4 New York has learned. Travel records obtained by NBC 4 New York show Tsarnaev left New York on Jan. 12, 2012 for Sheremetyevo, Russia.  He stayed overseas and returned to JFK on July 17. Why would he go to Russia? Who are Chechnya’s terrorists? What do they want?  What’s their connection to Al Qaeda? Would you like to know more?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's New Commander!

Interesting Article: "AQIM names new field leader" by Jemal Oumar / Nouakchott published March 25th, 2013

An interesting article mentioned that Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) named a 34-year-old Algerian to replace slain commander Abdelhamid Abou Zeid. Yahia Abou El Hammam (real name Djamel Okacha) is a close associate of AQIM leader Abdelmalek Droukdel. Abou Zeid was considered a prominent element of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) that emanated from the Armed Islamic Group in Algeria (GIA). The group waged a fierce war against the Algerian regime in what was known as the bloody decade. He later found his way to the desert and established the Tariq ibn Ziyad battalion, known as the bloodiest in the history of al-Qaeda. Slain commander Abdelhamid Abou Zeid was known for his cruelty, bloodthirstiness and brutality.  

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Al Qaeda, Mali and the Future Jihadists of the World!

Interesting Article: "Malian rebels have ‘destructive power’ of an army: colonel" by Dawn / Gao (Mali) published Sunday, February 24, 2013

An interesting article mentioned that Islamists in northern Mali have the “destructive power” of an army. “What we have here, it’s indicative of an army, or groups that have the capacity of an army,” said Gao commander Laurent Mariko, showing the stockpile of weapons to reporters. Al Qaeda-linked armed Islamists had occupied Gao, the north’s largest city, for nine months before the French and Malian forces retook it on Jan 26 in a lightning offensive that drove radical fighters from major cities. But since fleeing Gao under the French-led advance, militiamen regrouped on its outskirts and infiltrated the city a few days ago to attack the Malian forces newly in control. Would you like to know more?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Al Qaeda threat of 2013!

Interesting Article "Fighting al Qaeda in the Post-bin Laden Era" by Aki Peritz, Washington, DC Published Tuesday, February 6th, 2013.


An interesting article mentioned that French and Malian troops have almost fully liberated northern Mali from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, known as AQIM, and the other jihadists who turned much of the country into a neo-Taliban state. Let's take this opportunity to reflect on how to wage war against al Qaeda in the post-Osama bin Laden era. Would you like to know more?


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Latest from Syria EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! Al Qaeda has arrived and are winning!

Interesting Article: "After Assad, is strict Islamic rule ahead for Syria?" by Tom Peter, published Thursday, January 3rd, 2012

The voice of Islamist groups is growing louder in Syria as a number of Syrians in the battleground province of Aleppo are expressing increasing interest in establishing a government that leans toward a strict Islamic state. Syria analysts say the move is a shift in Syria, which has had a longstanding presence of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood but whose people have largely shunned radical Islamic jihadism. The shift comes as radical groups from outside Syria have increasingly become part of the fight against the regime of Bashar Assad, whose military has lost ground recently in its attempt to beat down an uprising against his dictatorial rule. Foreign jihadists are in both fights. Their ultimate aim of creating an Islamic theocracy here is not new a new idea in Syria but they may be closer to their goal than ever before. Would you like to know more?


Monday, January 14, 2013

Latest from Mali!

Interesting Article: "Malian Town Falls to Islamist Rebels, France Says" by Steven Erlanger


An interesting article mentioned that town in central Mali had fallen to Islamist insurgents from the north; hours after Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his country’s dramatic intervention there had succeeded in blocking a rebel advance that could have had “appalling consequences.” At the same time, an Islamist leader in Mali said France had “opened the gates of hell” for all its citizens by intervening, reinforcing concerns that the far-flung military operation in Africa could inspire vengeance in mainland France. Would you like to know more?