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Syria’s Jihadi Migration Emerges as Top Terror Threat in Europe, Beyond

Rachid Wahbi came to Syria from a Spanish slum, rushing toward death. And he didn’t plan to die alone. Wahbi killed 130 people in that suicide bombing on the al-Nairab military base in northern Syria on June 1 of last year, according to Spanish authorities. And the numbers get grimmer.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Report: Al-Qaida Bomb Plot Against Jet Thwarted

The CIA foiled an elaborate new underwear bomb plot by an al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen that was intended to bring down a U.S.-bound airliner, The Associated Press reported Monday.

Posted on May 7, 2012 READ MORE


Fighting Someone Else’s War

Valuable sources of news and analysis about key nations and players on the current world stage (including our own) can often be found by looking beyond the western “MSM.” Here, prominent Pakistani columnist Ayaz Amir offers his forceful take on the U.S.‘s divisive impact on his country’s politics and future.

Posted on Sep 5, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo / Mark Lennihan

Questioning 9/11 ... With Caution

Since the terrorist attacks on the U.S., many prominent journalists have repeatedly been asked the same questions, as The Independent’s Robert Fisk describes in this piece: “Why, if you believe you’re a free journalist, don’t you report what you really know about 9/11?  ...  Why don’t you reveal the secrets behind 9/11?”  Here, Fisk carefully poses some questions of his own—after addressing a familiar figure he calls the “raver.”

Posted on Aug 30, 2007 READ MORE


Tragic Mistake in Afghanistan

An airstrike by U.S.-led forces near the eastern border of Afghanistan killed seven children Sunday night—a tragic error that coalition forces attributed to al-Qaida operatives who had used “human shields” as cover, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Jun 18, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo/Ouahab Hebbat

Low Turnout Expected in Algerian Elections

Pre-emptive violence and al-Qaida’s influence may cause lower polling numbers among the 18.8 million registered voters in Algeria’s parliamentary elections Thursday, the day after two explosions in Constantine killed one person and injured several others.

Posted on May 17, 2007 READ MORE


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chinadaily.com

Calling on Bin Laden

As if the Iraqi insurgency situation wasn’t bad enough, now an al-Qaida chapter based in Iraq is causing additional trouble with homegrown rebel groups—and calling on Osama bin Laden for assistance.

Posted on Apr 7, 2007 READ MORE


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democraticunderground.com

Iraq Report Pokes Holes in Cheney’s Script

Exhibiting either extreme administrative loyalty or just plain denial, Vice President Dick Cheney reiterated that there was a definite link between al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show Thursday—the same day a newly released Defense Department report cast further doubt on that connection.

Posted on Apr 6, 2007 READ MORE


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msnbc.com

Clinton:  Bring (Some) Troops Home

Looks like Hillary Clinton’s plan for withdrawing American troops from Iraq comes with a caveat.  Clinton says that, if she becomes commander in chief, she would maintain a whittled-down U.S. military presence in Iraq—a strategy she believes would jibe with the Democrats’ proposed resolution to bring our forces home by March 31, 2008. 

Posted on Mar 15, 2007 READ MORE


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