When Deputy Attorney General James Comey addressed the American people nine years ago, he told them what he called a "sobering story" about Jose Padilla. He described the then 33-year-old accused al Qaeda member's intent to detonate a dirty bomb as well as blow up apartment buildings in an American city. Show More Summary
US President Obama announced the US will try to talk with the Taliban – via an office the insurgents set in Qatar – into accepting “an Afghan constitution that renounces ties with al Qaeda, ends violence and is committed to the protection of women and minorities in the country.” Good luck with that. Afghan President [...]
According to a private sector analyst informal assessments conducted by intelligence agencies from the U.S. and he Middle East the jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra, which is currently fighting in Syria against the Assad regime and has been labeled by the U.S. Show More Summary
John E. made a very good point on last week's podcast...under the terms of the 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force, the US have a stronger legal basis for going after the Syrian rebels than it does in helping...
Hey Al Qaeda, put this in your pipe and smoke it: America’s Special Forces may soon be chasing you down on silent, stealthy electric motorcycles that YOU WILL NEVER SEE COMING. More »
The unthinkable is official: the United States government is allied with Al Qaeda. The Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government used chemical weapons against the rebels seeking to overthrow him...Show More Summary
That would be the common-sense way to read this story: A VIDEO of a US Apache helicopter attack leaked by soldier Bradley Manning revealed sensitive information that could help enemies plan deadlier assaults, according to a Pentagon official's statement read at his court-martial. Show More Summary
Hey Al Qaeda, put this in your pipe and smoke it: America's Special Forces may soon be chasing you down on silent, stealthy electric motorcycles that YOU WILL NEVER SEE COMING. Get terrified, losers. Read more...
U.S. military proposal to arm Syrian rebels includes a no-fly zone, small arms and ammunition Some rebels pledge allegiance to al Qaeda Iran votes for a new president Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers concessions to Turkey’s...Show More Summary
The director of the new documentary Dirty Wars, a film detailing America’s secretive military tactics against Al Qaeda, says the country’s moral standing in the fight against terrorism is history. “We’ve lost every shred of credibility...Show More Summary
Alexa L. McMahon courtesy of Wikimedia commons. The Washington Post reports today that American intelligence operatives covertly sabotaged prominent Al Qaeda magazine Inspire successfully in the wake of the Boston bombing. By using enhanced...Show More Summary
US hackers have hacked Al Qaeda's online magazine. We rebranded it.
The Associated Press reports that al Qaeda has obtained a surface to air missile that has the capability of taking down a commercial airliner. The AP obtaining a training manual for the missiles recovered from a building that had been occupied by al Qaeda in Timbuktu. An indication that the terrorist group is training fighters [...]
The Moderate Voice: A leaker wanted us to know that U.S. intelligence operatives were inspired to hack Al Qaeda’s online magazine. Jim Romenesko: Charlotte Observer religion reporter arrested while covering protests at the North Carolina...Show More Summary
Between the NSA data mining stories and the State Department draft reports and the new story about U.S. capacity to sabotage al Qaeda's "Inspire" online magazine, and more, it might be helpful for someone to publish a weekly round-up of stories from anonymous/unauthorized sources …
Leakers, leakers everywhere — including among those who don’t like to be leaked. But it is news about a successful U.S. operation aimed at Inspire, the Al Qaeda online magazine: U.S. intelligence operatives covertly sabotaged a prominent al-Qaeda online magazine last month in an apparent attempt to sow confusion among the group’s followers, according to [...]
US hacks al Qaeda online magazine....
U.S. intelligence operatives covertly sabotaged a prominent al-Qaeda online magazine last month in an apparent attempt to sow confusion among the group’s followers, according to officials. The operation succeeded, at least temporarily,...Show More Summary
A senior member of the House Intelligence committee announced on Monday that he plans to introduce a bill to repeal the Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) Congress passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The proposal — put forth by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) — notes that many of al-Qaeda core’s top leaders [...]
“All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits [...]