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Al Qaeda Promotes Terrorist Ass Play

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

adithep chokrattanakan / Shutterstock.com I couldn't think of a good way to illustrate this post, so why don't you enjoy this photo of some cute sleeping puppies, instead? Now this, written by Jana Winter and Sharon Weinberger for The...Show More Summary

A Love Story, Crushed by al Qaeda

13 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Sabrine and her soldier husband managed to marry against all odds, including her family’s wrath. Now, their love story faces an even bigger threat—his abduction by the Nusra Front.

THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: U.S. offering $5 million reward for Al Qaeda capo … who …

THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: U.S. offering $5 million reward for Al Qaeda capo … who was released from Gitmo in 2006.

U.S. offers reward ex-gitmo poet

(Paul Mirengoff) The United States government has put al Qaeda’s Ibrahim al-Rubaish on a global terrorist list and offered a $5 million reward for information on his whereabouts. Once we knew his whereabouts — Guantanamo Bay detention center. Show More Summary

2015 Predictions for Islamist Terrorism Worldwide

In 2014, we saw the threat of al Qaeda continue to spread via affiliate groups in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. We also witnessed the unexpected resurgence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. According to global risk firm Verisk Maplecroft, terrorism-related deaths worldwide increased by almost 25% between Nov 1, 2013, and Oct 31, 2014. Show More Summary

al Qaeda denounces murders of children in Pakistan massacre

AFP reports that al Qaeda leaders released a letter saying that they were “bursting with pain” over the deaths of more than 100 children last week when seven thugs from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan went on a shooting spree in Peshawar; “There is no doubt that the list of crimes and atrocities of the Pakistani army has […]

Al Qaeda condemns Taliban massacre of Pakistani children: 'Our hearts are bursting with pain'

A regional Al Qaeda branch on Sunday condemned the Taliban's slaughter last week of 149 Pakistanis at a school in Peshawar. "Our hearts are bursting with pain and grief over this incident," Osama Mehmood, a spokesman for the group's South Asia chapter, said. Show More Summary

Maybe She Should Be Afraid

So freedom is on the march (boldface mine): NBC News published a story on a senior CIA official who is a “top al Qaeda expert” and a “key architect of the agency’s defense of its detention” and torture program for … Continue reading...

NBC News Cites ‘Climate of Fear & Retaliation,’ Withholds Identity of Architect of CIA’s Defense for Torture

NBC News published a story on a senior CIA official who is a “top al Qaeda expert” and a “key architect of the agency’s defense of its detention” and torture program for terrorism suspects. The official apparently developed “oft-repeated talking points that misrepresented and overstated” the effectiveness of torture. And, while the female official is [...]

Al Qaeda expert credited with designing deception of CIA torture program

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Information about her role was revealed in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report released last week Read the rest

Iraqi Kurdish forces launch offensive to recapture Sinjar

Iraqi Kurdish forces launched a major offensive Wednesday to recapture the northern town of Sinjar from the Al Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State, part of an effort to secure the road to the Syrian border.

9/11?s funding mystery solved? Why Moussaoui is suddenly offering new info

Convicted Al Qaeda conspirator dangles new details on 9/11 plot -- but can he actually be trusted?

AQ's Nusra Continues Advances, Says It Has Advanced American Arms

On Monday, the Al Qaeda affiliate stormed two Syrian military bases, Hamidieh and Wadi Deif, overtaking both sites within hours of its initial attack. The new advance shows a map where Nusra has control over the majority of Syria’s Idlib province, according to AFP. Show More Summary

Horrific Bloodbath in a Pakistan School

Militants carry out a savage attack on kids and teachers at an army-run school in Peshawar. They tell The Daily Beast that it’s in retaliation for American-backed efforts to crush a group that has helped protect Al Qaeda.

Guantanamo hearing for 9/11 suspect canceled following release of CIA torture report

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. military on Monday canceled a pretrial hearing for the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, an al Qaeda figure prominently mentioned in last week’s Senate report on the CIA’s harsh Bush-era interrogation program for terrorism suspects. The military commission at the U.S....

What's Left for America's Torture Apologists?

For the past several years, America's torture apologists have been telling stories about the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program. The stories go like this: Following the capture of high-value al Qaeda members, particularly Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the CIA found traditional interrogation techniques inadequate. Show More Summary

Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'

Senior Bush administration officials Sunday slammed the Senate study on the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics and defended the techniques as necessary to get information from senior Al Qaeda operatives who had stopped talking to interrogators.

Cheney: Torture Is What Al Qaeda did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11

Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," former Vice President Dick Cheney explained the difference between water boarding and torture. "Torture is an American citizen on a cell phone making a last call to his four young daughters shortly before he burns to death in the upper levels of the Trade Center in New York City on 9/11," he said. Show More Summary

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