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Praying for a Terrorist Strike: The GOP’s Newest Political Strategy

July 13, 2007
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Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum made the grand crusade against “Islamic fascism” the central focus of his unsuccessful 2006 re-election effort.

On numerous occasions the preening Keystone State solon – who couldn’t glance at a mirror without seeing Churchill’s bulldog demeanor glowering back at him – insisted that it was the “destiny” of “this generation” to fight an apocalyptic war against radical Islam. Unlike his more equivocal comrades in the Republican branch of the War Party, Santorum made it clear that his preferred “exit strategy” for Iraq would be to invade (or at least bomb) Iran.


British Terror Head: “Be a little bit un-British and inform on each other”

July 11, 2007
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Britain faces a 15-year battle to end the threat posed by Islamist terrorists, the Government’s new security supremo has admitted.

Admiral Sir Alan West, the former First Sea Lord, said the overall danger facing the country, from both home-grown and foreign terrorists, was at its greatest ever level and that a new approach was badly needed to tackle it.

In his first interview since his surprise appointment by Gordon Brown as security minister, Sir Alan called on people to be “a little bit un-British” and even inform on each other in an attempt to trap those plotting to take innocent lives.

“Britishness does not normally involve snitching or talking about someone,” he said. “I’m afraid, in this situation, anyone who’s got any information should say something because the people we are talking about are trying to destroy our entire way of life.”


Brown wants international terror register

July 11, 2007
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Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Sunday he wanted a central register of known or suspected terrorists so that information could be shared internationally.

He spoke as his new Security Minister Admiral Alan West warned the defeat of militant radicalism could take up to 15 years, and urged people to become informers.


Nuclear alert by ex-head of MI5

July 11, 2007
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More than 100 suspects are awaiting trial in British courts for terrorist offences – a figure unprecedented in modern criminal history – Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, the former spy chief, has revealed.

Britain is a centre of intense plotting and faces a terrorist threat of “unprecedented scale, ambition and ruthlessness”. In a stark warning for the future, Dame Eliza added: “It remains a very real possibility that they may, sometime, somewhere attempt a chemical biological, radiological or even nuclear attack”.


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Terror suspect’s jet bomb plot link

July 11, 2007
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A terror suspect involved in bomb attacks on London and Glasgow was a known associate of a senior al-Qaeda figure caught plotting to blow up passenger jets four years ago.
Kafeel Ahmed, an Indian doctor, knew one of the terror group’s most high-profile bomb makers in Europe, according to senior security sources.

Ahmed, 27, who remains critically ill in hospital after the failed car bomb attack last weekend on Glasgow Airport, was involved with convicted terrorist Abbas Boutrab when he was planning to target airliners.

He met Boutrab in Belfast while studying for a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering at Queen’s University between 2001 and 2004. The disclosure will raise fresh questions over the extent of information held by MI5 on suspects involved in the attempted car bomb attacks on London and Glasgow.


U.S. Aborted Raid on Qaeda Chiefs in Pakistan in ’05

July 11, 2007
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A secret military operation in early 2005 to capture senior members of Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s tribal areas was aborted at the last minute after top Bush administration officials decided it was too risky and could jeopardize relations with Pakistan, according to intelligence and military officials.

The target was a meeting of Qaeda leaders that intelligence officials thought included Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden’s top deputy and the man believed to run the terrorist group’s operations.

But the mission was called off after Donald H. Rumsfeld, then the defense secretary, rejected an 11th-hour appeal by Porter J. Goss, then the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, officials said. Members of a Navy Seals unit in parachute gear had already boarded C-130 cargo planes in Afghanistan when the mission was canceled, said a former senior intelligence official involved in the planning.


Santorum Suggests New Terror Attacks Will Change View Of War

July 10, 2007
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In an alarming display of fearmongering, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum has suggested that a series of “unfortunate events,” namely terrorist attacks, will occur within the next year and change American citizen’s perception of the war.

Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt radio show, Santorum also hyped the necessity of “confronting Iran in the Middle East,” and predicted that Giuliani, Romney and Tommy Thompson would be the three surviving Republican candidates who would go head to head in the race for the nomination.

Santorum went on to clearly imply that terror attacks will occur inside America which will alter the body politic and lead to a reversal of the anti-war sentiment now dominating the country.


Posted in 9/11, USA, War On Terror

Another Al Qaeda In Iraq Leader Killed Twice By U.S.

July 10, 2007
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The U.S. military command in Iraq was forced to retract showpiece statements made this week that they had killed a high profile Al Qaeda leader due to the fact that they had already announced the killing one year ago.

A military spokesman acknowledged the mistake after it was called to his attention by The Examiner. He said public affairs officers will be more careful in announcing significant kills.


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Glasgow Airport attack, the SNP and the security services

July 10, 2007
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The Scottish people tend to be anti-Iraq war and pro-Palestinians.

The Glasgow Airport incident looks like an action by a certain security service to turn the people of Scotland against Moslems and against the SNP.

Some of those involved in the plot may have been double agents and some may have been patsies.


UK Attacks a Model for U.S. Assault

July 6, 2007
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U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials believe the attempted terrorist attacks last weekend in England are a preview of the next terrorist assault on the United States.According to the Washington Post, the unsophisticated, near-simultaneous attacks are designed more to provoke widespread fear and panic than to cause major losses of life, require little training, and are difficult to prevent.

CIA Director Michael Hayden told agency employees on Tuesday via an internal memo that “events in Great Britain since last Friday serve as a reminder — if we ever needed one — that this remains a dangerous world and that our work in defending America is as important as ever.”


ABC News Accused Of Aiding Terrorists

July 6, 2007
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ABC News has been accused of aiding potential terrorists after a news article that discussed why the attempted terror attacks on the UK were unsuccessful led to many angry readers claiming the the company was educating future car bombers on how to better hone their techniques.

In a story entitled, Exclusive: U.K. Terror Plot — Why the Bombs Failed, writers Richard Esposito and Jim Sciutto attempt to explain why the car bombs discovered in two Mercedes in London last week failed to ignite, citing a “medical syringe used as part of the firing mechanism,” that “caused a malfunction.”

This provoked dozens of furious responses from those who commented on the article who accused ABC of directly educating terrorists on how to perfect the construction of a car bomb for the next attack.


Glasgow airport bomber left suicide note

July 6, 2007
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One of the two men accused of trying to bomb Glasgow airport left a suicide note, it has been claimed.

Police were said to have found the note, describing the men’s motives and grievances, CNN reported.


Backlash fears as Asian newsagent is firebombed

July 6, 2007
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Fears of a backlash against Muslims are rising tonight in the wake of the car bomb plot.

It came as a Pakistani-born Scotsman’s newsagents was ram-raided and fire-bombed in Glasgow.

Racial incidents rose in the days after the July 7 bombings and there was a similar backlash after the September 11 attack.

Tonight a prominent Muslim leader spoke of his fears of a “rising hostility” towards the Asian community.

Osama Saeed, the Muslim Association of Britain’s Scottish spokesman, made the warning as police launched an investigation into the attack on a newsagent’s in the early hours of the morning.


Kidnapped to Order (C4 Dispatches)

June 21, 2007
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Dispatches exposes a new phase in America’s dirty war on al-Qaeda: the rendition and detention of women and children. Last year, President Bush confirmed the existence of a CIA secret detention programme but he refused to give details and said it was over.

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Coming Soon to a Mall Near You: Dadullah’s “Suicide Bomber” Grads

June 20, 2007
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According to Brian Ross of the ABC “Investigative Team,” the lad pictured is a Taliban “suicide bomber” school graduate. “Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com,” Ross reports, or rather reads from a Pentagon script. “Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9.” “These Americans, Canadians, British and Germans come here to Afghanistan from faraway places,” Taliban military commander Mansoor Dadullah avers on the videotape. “Why shouldn’t we go after them?”

 Mansoor Dadullah is the bother of the late Mullah Dadullah Lang Kakar of Baluchistan, Pakistan, a CIA-ISI useful idiot. “The fierce thirty nine year old, executioner and ‘war fighter,’ one legged Dadullah, was a product of the West’s fear of communism, and was given the opportunity and training by Pakistan’s ISI (Inter Services Intelligence), backed by the CIA, to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan,” explains the Center for Strategic Analysis. “Under [Pakistan] Prime Minister [Benazir Bhutto]’s watchful eye, and the assistance of Maj-Gen Naseerullah Barbar her Interior Minister, the one eyed Mullah Omar (Dadullah’s jihad buddy) led a tiny outfit of True Muslim Talib (students) to form the menacing Taliban in an effort to control the corrupted, decaying ‘war fighters,’ the Mujahaideen who aided by the ISI, CIA, Saudi Arabia, and [CIA asset] Osama bin-Laden, helped in the fall of the Soviet empire.” No doubt brother Mansoor is tasked with carrying out his brother’s assignment, that is to say an assignment engineered by the CIA.


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Victims of Bush

June 20, 2007
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VoB


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Suicide Bomb Teams Sent to U.S., Europe

June 19, 2007
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Large teams of newly trained suicide bombers are being sent to the United States and Europe, according to evidence contained on a new videotape obtained by the Blotter on ABCNews.com.Teams assigned to carry out attacks in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Germany were introduced at an al Qaeda/Taliban training camp graduation ceremony held June 9.

A Pakistani journalist was invited to attend and take pictures as some 300 recruits, including boys as young as 12, were supposedly sent off on their suicide missions.

COMMENT: Yet more fearmongering. If things really do start blowing up then we all know where to look first. Cui Bono?


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Anonymous witnesses not enough on CIA jails: EU

June 13, 2007
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The word of anonymous witnesses is not enough to prove that the CIA ran secret prisons in Poland and Romania, the European Union’s top security official said in an interview.


Bush compares War on Terror to battle against totalitarian communism

June 13, 2007
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President Bush, attending the dedication of a memorial to an estimated 100 million victims of communist regimes, yesterday compared the fight against radical Islam to the Cold War battle against totalitarian communism.

In warning Americans that “evil is real and must be confronted,” Bush also equated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with the tyrannical rule imposed on residents of countries like China, North Korea and the former Soviet Union.

“Like the communists, the terrorists and radicals who have attacked our nation are followers of a murderous ideology that despises freedom, crushes all dissent, has expansionist ambitions and pursues totalitarian aims,” he said at the ceremony, which was held in the intersection of Massachusetts and New Jersey avenues at G Street NW.


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Terror attacks increase, says US

May 3, 2007
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The number of people killed around the world in terror attacks rose by 40% last year to more than 20,000, the US State Department has said. The increase is mostly due to greater violence in Iraq the State Department’s annual report on terrorism says.

Iran is listed as the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, supporting extremist groups throughout the Middle East but particularly in Iraq.

Venezuela is criticised for allowing Colombian rebels to use its territory.


Posted in War On Terror

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