Tag "al-Qaeda"

Russian Embassy in Kiev under attack – possible chemical attack in the East tonight – situation in Iraq

Juan just emailed me to let me know that the Russian Embassy in Kiev is under attack by neo-Nazi rioters.  The attack is streamed live here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vichekyiv http://goodgame.ru/channel/lerss/popup/ Also, there is a 90% probability the gaz attack in Novorossiya will be tonight during the seizing and burning of the Russian Embassy in Kiev as “The World’s” attention is focused on Kiev.   I would add that my “beloved” BBC only reports

Al-Qaeda says its prison raids in Iraq freed 500

Al-Akhbar reports: Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for simultaneous raids on two Iraqi prisons and said more than 500 inmates had been set free, in a statement posted on militant forums on Tuesday. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which was formed earlier this year through a merger between al-Qaeda’s affiliates in Syria and Iraq, said it had carried out the attacks on Abu Ghraib and Taji jails after months

Zionists and Gulf Monarchs Ponder Pushing Al Qaeda to Take on Hezbollah

By Franklin Lamb for Information Clearing House and Counterpunch  “This is one damn fine idea, what took us so long to see a simple solution that was right in front of our eyes for Christ’s sake”, Senator John McCain of “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” and “no-fly zones for Syria” notoriety, reportedly demanded to know from Dennis Ross during a recent Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) brain storming session

US and al-Qaeda unite against Qaddafi in Libya

(many thanks to I. for pointing me to this article – S) By Yusuf Dhai-Allah for Crescent International online Successive US regimes have claimed that al-Qaeda is their enemy number one and that no effort would be spared in costs or human lives to eliminate it. Does empirical evidence support this claim? Let us examine the facts. The US and its allies are involved in a brutal campaign to oust

What role is al-Qaeda playing in Libya?

Al-Jazeera is biased beyond any hope about the NATO war against Libya, and they are a de-facto active propaganda mouthpiece for pro-NATO Gulf States, but nonetheless, this discussion is interesting as it does reveal that al-Qaeda and Algeria are on a collision course with Libya now playing a role similar to what Pakistan plays in Afghanistan: a safe-heaven for al-Qaeda types. Anyway – listen to the discussion, and “read between

Opinion: Al-Qaeda wants Pak to divert army to Indian border

(thanks to alibi “a” for sending me this piece!) by Dinesh Narayanan for ibn live: In the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks, the question that everyone is asking is ‘Why’. India already claims it has evidence of Pakistani hand. On Friday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had made a stern call to Pakistan and had asked them to send the head of its intelligence agency, the ISI, to India. However,

Al-Qaeda ‘declares war on Hezbollah’

Press TV reports: Al-Qaeda has reportedly called on its operatives to go to Lebanon and defend what it called the “Sunni community of the country”. The report came while some Arab media outlets described the current clashes in Lebanon as a fight between Sunni and Shia communities. In an interviews with Sunni clerics with links to Saad Hariri’s pro-government bloc, Al-Arabiya TV network described the ongoing clashes as a sectarian

The bin Laden needle in a haystack

By Michael Scheuer More than six years after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Osama bin Laden remains free, healthy and safe enough to produce audio and videotapes that dominate the international media at the times of his choosing. Popular attitudes, and some official ones, in the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies tend to denigrate the efforts made by their military and intelligence services to capture

Bomb Kills anti-Al Qaeda Sunni Leader

BAGHDAD — The most prominent figure in a revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaeda in Iraq was killed Thursday by a bomb planted near his home in Anbar province, 10 days after he met with President Bush, police and tribal leaders said. Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha was leader of the Anbar Salvation Council, also known as the Anbar awakening – an alliance of clans backing the Iraqi government and US forces.

Osama Bin Laden video address to the American people – full transcript

(For your information: This is a full transcript of the video address of Osama Bin Laden to the American people (there might be a second video posted after Sept. 11). I cannot vouch for this translation since I do not speak Arabic. Original post here. VS) “All praise is due to Allah, who built the heavens and earth in justice, and created man as a favor and grace from Him.

Al-Qaeda Escapes U.S. Assault

Inter Press ServiceBy Ahmed Ali* BAQUBA, Jul 14 (IPS) – Air strikes have destroyed civilian homes rather than al-Qaeda targets under the U.S. military operation in Baquba, residents say. But signs have emerged of an al-Qaeda presence here earlier, and some residents speak of relief that al-Qaeda has been driven out of the city by U.S. forces. Located 50km northeast of Baghdad, the volatile capital city of Diyala province is

Al-Zawahiri urges revolt against Musharraf

Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Pakistanis to revolt against President Musharraf following the storming of the Lal Mosque. “I call upon the ulama (Muslim clergy) in Pakistan… Musharraf and his hunting dogs have tarnished your honor in service of the crusaders and the Jews,” Zawahiri said in an audiotape posted Thursday on the Internet. Zawahiri said that he was speaking on the “occasion of the criminal aggression” on

Al-Qaeda threatens to wage war on Iran

Al-Qaeda Demanding Tehran Stop Supporting Iraq CAIRO, Egypt, July 9–The leader of an Al-Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting the democratically-elected Shiite government of Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday. Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, who leads the group Islamic State in Iraq, said his Sunni insurgents have been preparing for four years to wage a battle against Iran,

Can you guess where the Fatah al-Islam roots are?

The Arab extension of Fatah al-Islam When the battle between the Lebanese army and the Fatah al-Islam militant group broke out on the 20th of May, pro-February 14 (supporters of Siniora and his Imperial bosses – VS) media outlets sought to exploit the incident and link the militant group to Syria, overlooking the diversity in the nationalities of its members. Sultan Abul Aynain, the secretary of PLO factions said in

Everyone we fight in Iraq is now “al-Qaida”

Everyone we fight in Iraq is now “al-Qaida” Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com June 23, 2007 (updated below) Josh Marshall publishes an e-mail from a reader who identifies what is one of the most astonishing instances of mindless, pro-government “reporting” yet: It’s a curious thing that, over the past 10 – 12 days, the news from Iraq refers to the combatants there as “al-Qaida” fighters. When did that happen? Until a few

Salafi killers murder Shia and Sunni leaders

Iran Daily reports that a suicide bomber apparently targeting a meeting of US-allied Sunni sheikhs penetrated layers of security and blew himself up in a hotel lobby on Monday, killing four tribal leaders and at least eight others, police reported. The sheikhs were associated with the Anbar Salvation Council, which had taken up arms to help drive extremists of Al-Qaeda in Iraq from the western province of Anbar, AP reported.

Al-Qa’ida on al-Qa’ida – a collection of statement from the Why-war.com website

Al-Qa’ida on al-Qa’ida Prepared by Staff for Why War? The following is a timeline of statements made by al-Qa’ida and al-Qa’ida affiliated groups between May 2004 and September 2003. I have also included a few documents released prior to September 2003. This collection of documents is 131 pages long and is the most complete collection of English translations of al-Qa’ida speeches available to the public. The collection includes two full

Sunni insurgent group agrees to cease-fire with al-Qaida

Iraq New Monitor reports that a Sunni insurgent group said Wednesday it has reached a cease-fire with al-Qaida in Iraq. The claim comes as the conflict between the Islamic Army in Iraq and al-Qaida in Iraq, which is also Sunni, has intensified in recent months. Last week, the two groups were believed to have clashed in the Baghdad neighborhood of Amariyah.“This agreement is based on a cease-fire between the two

More info on the Lebanease crisis: Who’s Behind the Fighting in North Lebanon?

Inside Narh al-Bared and Bedawi Refugee Camps By Franklin Lamb Tripoli, Lebanon. Wearing a beat-up ratty UNCHR tee-shirt left over from Bint Jbeil and the Israeli-Hezbollah July probably helped. As did, I suspect, the Red Cross jersey, my black and white checkered kaffieyh and the Palestinian flag taped to my lapel as I joined a group of Palestinian aid workers and slipped into Nahr el-Bared trying not to look conspicuous.