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Showing posts from April, 2012

Latest on Timbukto!

Interesting Article: " AQIM leader named Timbuktu governor " by Bakari Gueye / Timbuktu published Monday, April 16th, 2012. An interesting article mentioned that Al-Qaeda and Islamists are working together to implement their own plan for the future of Timbuktu. Malians will have a new governor for the region, without ever casting a vote. Would you like to know more?

Latest on Yemen!

Interesting Article: " Saudis: Yemen consul's kidnappers demand prisoner release " by Reuters / Jeddah published Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. An interesting article mentioned that latest developments in regard to the Saudi official that was kidnapped in Yemen. Would you like to know more?

Latest on Afghanistan!

Interesting Article: " Australia to mostly end Afghan mission next year " by LA Times / Kabul published Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 An interesting article mentioned that as the U.S. and its allies refine plans to reduce their troop levels in Afghanistan and turn combat operations over to Afghans, Australia has announced that it will pull most of its forces out next year. Would you like to know more about what is going in Afghanistan?
Interesting Article: " Mali: Algeria's efforts founder, International intervention warranted " by Hassan Masiky / Ft. Lauderdale published Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 An interesting article mentioned that there are unconfirmed reports that dozens of Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram militants are assisting Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the City of Gao are adding to the confusion surrounding the fluid and chaotic security situation in Northern Mali. The potential involvement of Nigerians alongside Algerian, Malian, Mauritanian and Sahrawi militants in terror activities on the Algerian borders is a major embarrassment to Algeria’s Military security Agency (DRS). Would you like to know more?

Iran Makes Outlandish Claims of Arresting Israeli Operatives!

Interesting Article: " Iran: Israeli operatives arrested " by CNN News Wire Staff / CNN published Wednesday, April 11, 2012 An interesting article mentioned that Iran said it has broken up an Israeli "terror and sabotage network" that was planning attacks within the country, making a number of arrests while confiscating weapons and equipment, state-run media reported. Paul Hirschson, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that every few months Iran spreads disinformation and there is no basis to the story. Would you like to know more?

UK Extradicts Terrorist to U.S!

Interesting Article: " Abu Hamza US extradition backed by European Court " by Dominic Casciani / London published Wednesday, April 4th, 2012. An interest article mentioned that the European Court of Human Rights has backed the extradition of Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects from the UK to the US. The Strasbourg court held there would be no violation of human rights for those facing life and solitary confinement in a "supermax" prison. Would you like to know more?

Yemen's Capital in Blackout and Airport Shut Down!

Interesting Article: " Gunmen attack Yemen's main airport " by Hakim Almasmari / Sanaa published Saturday, April 7th, 2012 An interesting article mentioned that gunmen loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh attacked the country's main airport with mortars Saturday, forcing authorities to cancel flights, witnesses and officials said. Two officials at Sanaa International Airport told CNN that the former commander of Yemen's air force had warned he would bring down any civil aircraft departing or arriving the airport unless his demands are met. Would you like to know more?

Mali in state of confusion!

Interesting Article: " Did Libya's revolution topple Mali into crisis? " by Dan Murphy / Mali published Friday, April 6th, 2012 An interesting article mentioned that this year, Mali's restive Tuareg minority has erupted into rebellion after four years of relative quiet, the army has mutinied and seized control of the capital city of Bamako, and today Tuareg separatists declared an independent republic in the country's vast north. Is this all NATO's fault? Not exactly. But the law of unintended consequences is (as usual) rearing its head. In this case, the successful popular uprising against Muammar Qaddafi's regime in Libya, which was substantially aided by the air power of NATO members, has sent Mali tumbling back into chaos, something that neither France nor the US (two of the major backers of the war to oust Qaddafi) are happy about. Far from it. Would you like to know more?

Al Qaeda Takes Over Timbukto!

Interesting Article: " Three top north African Qaeda leaders in Timbuktu " by AFP / Bamako published Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012. An interesting article mentioned that three top leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are in the Malian city Timbuktu which was seized on Monday by Islamists seeking to impose sharia law, religious and security sources said. Would you like to know more?

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Courting U.S Policy Makers!

Interesting Article: " Brotherhood courts the West " by Ramadan Al Sherbini / Cairo published Thursday, April 5th, 2012. An interesting article mentioned that the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most powerful political group, has intensified contacts with the West in an obvious bid to promote its controversial decision to nominate its deputy leader Khairat Al Shater for president, say observers. US Republican Party delegation led by Congressman David Dreier met this week in Cairo with Al Shater, a billionaire and a key Brotherhood strategist, amid criticism of the group's breaking of a promise not to field a candidate for the presidential polls due next month. Would you like to know more?

U.S Places Bounty on ISI Controlled Terrorist!

Interesting Article: " US tightens screws on Pakistan with $10 million bo unty" by Ariel Zirulnick / Pakistan published Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012. An interesting article mentioned that the US has offered a $10 million bounty for the Pakistani militant accused of plotting the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, which killed 166 people, including several US citizens. The move was welcomed in India, but could anger rival Pakistan, which has been considering changes to its fraught relationship with the US. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed lives openly in Pakistan, occasionally giving speeches and appearing on talk shows, and founded the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1980s. The US considers it a terrorist group and Pakistan officially banned LeT in 2002 under US pressure, but the group still operates relatively freely in Pakistan, Associated Press reports. So who is Hafiz Mohammad Saeed?

Al Qaeda gaining More and More Ground in Yemen!

Interesting Article: " Al-Qaeda exploiting Yemen’s military split " by Associated Press / Aden published Monday, April 2nd, 2012 An interesting article mentioned that Al Qaeda is successfully exploiting splits within Yemen's armed forces, Defense Minister Mohammad Naser Ahmed warned on Sunday as suspected Islamist militants killed seven soldiers in the second such attack in two days. The Yemeni military split last year during protests against the 33-year rule of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, with some forces remaining loyal and others joining the opposition. Briefing parliament on raids that have killed nearly 200 soldiers since President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi took office in February; Ahmed said that jostling for power and logistical difficulties were helping the militants. Would you like to know more?