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Obama Concealed Strength of al-Qaeda Before 2012 Election

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30am 11/19/2017 at 10:30am

At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the big moment was Joe Biden triumphantly declaring “Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”

It turns out that in order to make that narrative stick, Obama had to downplay the actual strength of al-Qaeda.

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The Rise of Jihad in Central Asia

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:30pm 11/2/2017 at 1:30pm
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With the New York truck attacker having been identified as an Uzbek national, at least four of the recent high-profile Islamist terror attacks have been carried out by either an Uzbek national or an ethnic Uzbek. This list includes the Stockholm truck attack that killed four and the Saint Petersburg bombing...

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CIA Releases Thousands of Bin Laden Documents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 4:00pm 11/1/2017 at 4:00pm
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The CIA has released thousands of documents, videos, computer files, and pictures that U.S. forces captured during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in May 2011.

FDD’s Long War Journal (LWJ) has been pressing the agency to release these items, which have given us insight into al-Qaeda and the...

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Al Qaeda affiliate seizes Somali uranium mine

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:30am 9/2/2017 at 10:30am
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Fox News is reporting that an Al Qaeda affiliate has seized control of uranium mines in Africa, intending to eventually supply the material to Iran.

The information comes a in a diplomatic letter from a top Somali official appealing to the U.S. for “immediate military assistance.”

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Yemen Raid Targeted Al Qaeda Leader Qassim Al-Rimi

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 6, 2017 at 8:00pm 2/6/2017 at 8:00pm

Military intelligence officers have told NBC News that the Navy SEAL raid in Yemen targeted al-Qaeda leader Qassim al-Rimi.

Unfortunately, he survived the attack.

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Daniel Pearl was murdered 15 years ago today

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:45pm 2/1/2017 at 7:45pm
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In my memory, there are certain place markers in the history of terrorism that led to where we are today.

The 1972 Munich Massacre of Israeli athletes (1972); the bombing of the Beirut Marine Barracks (1983), the World Trade Center attacks (1993 and 2001); the Jerusalem Sbarro Pizza bombing (2001) and the...

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Obama Legacy Unfolds: Taliban Enter Major Afghan City

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:00am 10/4/2016 at 10:00am
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Before the Obamas could even move out of the White House at the end of the term, the president’s legacy is unveiling itself across the Muslim World. From Mediterranean Sea to Persian Gulf, the forces of Radical Islam continue to score one triumph after another. Once reduced to hunted fugitives by President...

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Terrorists are Tired of Social Justice Warriors Hijacking Their Terror

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/28/2016 at 7:00pm

Al Qaeda has a bit of advice for lone wolf jihadis planning terrorist in attacks in America — make sure victims are white.

Omar Mateen, ISIS devotee, chose a gay nightclub in Orlando for his jihad.

Subsequently, Attorney General Lynch suggested love was the best weapon against hate (which would be true if...

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Syrian War Criminals Pose as ‘Refugees’ in Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11:30am 4/7/2016 at 11:30am

On Tuesday, German police in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia arrested a Syrian man charged with serious war crimes after arriving from Syria. The former militia commander is suspected of pillaging, plundering and committing brutalities against civilian in the city of Aleppo, Syria. The initial reports have not confirmed if the suspect entered Germany using a...

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The chilling and inspiring sentencing of the Shoe Bomber

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30am 3/5/2016 at 10:30am

I had not thought in a long time about Richard Reid, who attempted the shoe bombing of a passenger jet on December 22, 2001.

You can read the indictment here, and the government’s sentencing memo here.

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Radical Islamists Have Been Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border for Over Decade

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:00am 1/15/2016 at 10:00am

Newly released documents from the State Department indicate the U.S. government has known Islamic extremists have been entering the country via Mexico for over ten years.

A cable obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act shows the U.S. was aware of “smuggling networks” that specialize in the trafficking of suspected Islamic...

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9/11: Fourteen years

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:15pm 9/11/2015 at 5:15pm
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On 9/11’s 10th anniversary I wrote a post that contained this observation:

For those of us who were grownups when 9/11 happened, it’s also been transmuted—not to something that was always there, but to something that’s been incorporated into our view of...

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New Memorial for Flight 93 Dedicated in Shanksville

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2015 at 2:00pm 9/11/2015 at 2:00pm

A new memorial center has been created in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to honor the people on United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in a field on September 11th when passengers fought back against the terrorists.

Here’s an Associated Press report via FOX News:

Flight 93 memorial visitor center is dedicated

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September 11, 2001 – 8:46 a.m. Eastern

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:00am 9/11/2015 at 8:00am

At 8:46 a.m. in New York on September 11, 2001, the first airplane hit the World Trade Center North Tower.

I was at my desk in Providence, RI, when I heard the first reports of a “small plane” hitting the World Trade Center. Seemed odd, but not out of the realm of possibility.

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Yemen’s power vacuum opening doors for al-Qaeda

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:10pm 5/6/2015 at 2:10pm

Today, 32 people died trying to escape Yemen. Houthi rebels fired a shell at their boat as it pulled out of port in the strategically-crucial gulf city of Aden. Overnight, fierce fighting had broken out in the al-Tawahi district between Iranian-...

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Counterterror ops continue in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:03pm 4/14/2015 at 9:03pm

At the end of March, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stood in front of the corps and dug a hole over the administration’s handling of strategic ops in the Middle East. After Yemen’s Western-backed Hadi government was forced to flee by Houthi rebels,...

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Iran-backed rebels seize more territory in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:20pm 4/2/2015 at 4:20pm

While diplomats postured and preened over their hard-fought “nuclear framework” intended to usher in the era of a nuclear-but-not-nuclear Iran, Yemen continued to burn.

Today, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels made major progress in their attempt to seize control of Aden, Yemen’s key strategic port city and site of ousted President Hadi’s last-stand....

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