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By Robert On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
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State Department issues ‘worldwide travel alert’ and closes 21 embassies due to ‘terror’ threat

The US Department of State issued a “worldwide” travel alert Friday over unspecified terror threats by al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations. The travel alert is in effect until Aug. 31. “Current More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
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Spain authorities arrest 8 jihad recruiters in Ceuta seeking fighters to go to Syria

The Spanish security forces broke up an al Qaeda linked network and arrested eight suspects  in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in north Africa, the government said. Police say the network was based in the Spanish North More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 17th, 2013
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Two new Syrian rebel videos show execution of 11 prisoners, leader Abu Sakkar butchers prisoners, eat his heart

As a new video is published Thursday showing fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front in Syria executing 11 men they say are Bashar Assad’s soldiers, a video from the weekend showing one of their leaders More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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Three Yemeni members of Al Qaeda linked to Benghazi attacks, later connected to Moktar Belmoktar, Mali hostage situation

According to a Saturday investigation by CNN reporters, three Yemeni members of Al Qaeda took part on the coordinated attack on the Benghazi safe house in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. The attack left More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis pleads guilty in Federal bank terrorist plot of 2012

A Bangladeshi man who tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York remotely only to find that the bomb was fake and his plot had been under the constant surveillance of federal agents pleaded guilty last More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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Frederick Buttaccio, Texas man, confirmed as American killed in Algerian terrorist hostage crisis

One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday. Frederick Buttaccio, a Texas resident, was identified as the American who died, said the statement from State More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Stephen McFaul, Ireland man, confirmed safe after Algeria hostage crisis

The Algeria hostage crisis is over for one man who has contacted his family on Thursday. UPDATE: The crisis is over, but details are unclear, more here Stephen McFaul Stephen McFaul contacted his wife Thursday afternoon More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 7th, 2013
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Syrian rebels reject peace plan proposal by President Assad

Syrian opposition groups have rejected a new peace initiative by President Bashar al-Assad that includes a national reconciliation conference and a new government and constitution. Assad was speaking on Sunday More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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Raees Alam Qazi and brother Sheheryar Alam Qazi, arrested in Christmas terrorist plot to avenge drone attacks

A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the money and materials to carry out the plan, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Raees More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 5th, 2012
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Car bomb in Syria kills 50 soldiers and pro-Assad fighters

A car bomb attack at a military post in Hama has killed at least 50 soldiers and pro-regime fighters, a rights watchdog has said. Reported Deaths in Violence Across Syria April 2012; numbers from Syria Shuhada; More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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President Obama and Romney spar in the final debate, leaving voters confused over their differences

In a debate that struggled to state on topic, President Obama and Mitt Romney made their final appeals to the American people during the third and final debate Monday night. donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com The More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 22nd, 2012
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Al-Qaeda leader’s brother says ‘fighting Israel, fighting Jews is a religious duty’ VIDEO

Egyptian Salafist Muhammad Al-Zawahiri, brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, recently called for jihad against the Jews. In a television interview which aired on Egypt’s CBC TV on October 4, Zawahiri More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Federal Reserve terrorist, Ahsan Nafis, was in the US on student VISA

New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly says that Federal Reserve Bank bomb plot suspect Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis came to the United States on a student visa with the intent to commit a terrorist More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda leader, calls for holy war against the US

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda since Osama bin Laden’s assassination, called for a holy war against the United States and Israel Saturday over the anti-Muslim video that triggered protests throughout More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Imran Khan, cricket star turned activist, leads Pakistani protest of US drone strikes

Imran Khan, a Pakistani “cricketer” now turned politician, led activists and thousands of protesters on a march against the US drone strikes on Saturday. Code Pink protested at the DNC (photo) but now More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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US Drone strikes in Yemen, killing 30 as air attacks continue

A US drone strike Wednesday on a house and car in Yemen’s restive southeastern Shabwa province killed nine people, believed to be al Qaeda militants, a tribal source said. Separate raids on al-Qaeda in Yemen More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Fuad Mohamed Khalaf, Al Qaeda leader, offers 10 camels for Obama and 20 chickens for Hillary Clinton

The senior commander of the al-Shabab militia, an al-Qaeda affiliate, offered bounties for President Obama and the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Fuad Mohamed Khalaf countered the US bounty for his head ($33 More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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US Drone attack kills 9 in Yemen attack, Obama addresses drone program

Tthe U.S. officials are NOT denying the drone attack, drone activity or the targets. From a CNN, three drone strikes in Yemen targeted “militants” with “suspected links to al Qaeda” Three More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Three bases being considered for ground control station for the remote-controlled Reaper and Predator drones

South Carolina’s Shaw Air Force Base is one of three possible sites where the Air Force would put a ground control squadron for the remote-controlled Reaper and Predator drones that have become key elements More...

By Robert On Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Max Boot: ‘The problem isn’t that we are engaged in nation-building. The problem is that we do it so poorly’

Here is Max Boot doing what he does best from his perch at the Council of Foreign Relations, trying to scare the bejesus out of people with threats largely imagined. And the fact that Boot claims the necessity of More...


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