Category Terrorism

US claims of Syria nerve gas attack: The anatomy of a lie – World Socialist Web Site

The charges against the Syrian government are absurd and unbelievable. The campaign mounted by the Trump administration, the intelligence agencies, the Pentagon and the Democratic Party demonstrates complete contempt for the intelligence of the people, and a belief that they can lie with impunity, because nothing they say will be challenged by the servile American […]

Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields | US news | The Guardian

The proposal would in effect unravel a highly controversial bureaucratic structure for launching lethal assaults, such as drone strikes and counter-terrorism raids, set up by Barack Obama’s White House. Under Obama’s structure, known as the Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), the president and his counter-terrorism adviser at the National Security Council played a substantial role in […]

On the US raid in Yakla and Implications from Uncertainty:  How Trump’s Chaos Aggravates the War in Yemen – Diwan

Initial discussions following the raid in Yakla speculated on the reason for such urgency on the part of US officials. Without much evidence, sources speculate the relationship between al-Dhahab’s younger generation and the global jihadist organization (AQAP) evolved beyond a local partnership against Houthis. Nabil and Tareq Ahmed al-Dhahab, uncles to Abd al-Rawuf and Sultan, […]

Anonymous Takes Down 5,500 ISIS Accounts, 24 Hours After ISIS Called Them “Idiots” | Alternet

“They picked a fight with Anonymous when they attacked Paris, and now they should expect us,” he said, adding that the collective “will not sit by and watch these terror attacks unfold around the world.” Anonymous has targeted ISIS in the past, dismantling 149 Islamic State websites so far this year, according to Foreign Policy. […]

Brussel’s Terror Attack Drives Europe Further Into Terrorism Rabbit Hole | OilPrice.com

EU Council meetings scheduled for Tuesday have been reportedly cancelled, while the EU Parliament has not been evacuated, but remains on high alert. The country’s two nuclear power plants are also being evacuated of all non-essential personnel as a precaution, and surveillance and security have been stepped up. This precaution is being taken due to […]

ISIS uses Trump in video touting Brussels attacks | TheHill

The video feature images of the Republican presidential front-runner, according to Newsweek, and footage of Trump calling Brussels a “horror show” after the attacks. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is also shown in the video. ISIS says in the clip that those behind the attacks at the Belgium airport and train station that left dozens […]

The Dark Prison: Legacy of the CIA Torture Programme – Al Jazeera English

While the CIA has long admitted the use of waterboarding, which simulates drowning by pouring water into a person’s nose and mouth, a truncated and heavily redacted report by the Senate Intelligence Committee in December 2015 detailed other abuses that went beyond previous disclosures. Reading like a script from a horror film, some of the […]

The Digital Firehose: Terrorism isn’t just for Muslims, but that doesn’t fit the mainstream narrative

The Digital Firehose: Terrorism isn’t just for Muslims, but that doesn’t fit the mainstream narrative – I suspect there is a very interesting reason why this news trend doesn’t fit the narrative. If Muslims had been found to be burning black churches you can bet that would be news. Then whoever claimed responsibility would be […]

Land Destroyer: FBI Tracked Chattanooga Shooter’s Family for Years

Yahoo News would report in their article, “Shootings at Chattanooga military facilities leave 4 Marines, gunman dead; act called ‘domestic terrorism‘,” that: A U.S. official told the Associated Press that Abdulazeez had not been on the radar of federal law enforcement before Thursday’s shooting.  But also added: His father had been investigated several years ago […]

Gunman kills four Marines at US military facilities – Al Jazeera English

A gunman has killed four United States Marines after opening fire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, in the US state of Tennessee, officials said.The suspect, identified by the FBI as 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, was also killed in the incident on Thursday. Two others, a soldier and a police officer, were wounded, an official […]

IS offensive running out of steam after rebel-regime victories

As the group marks the one-year anniversary of its so-called “caliphate”, serious concerns are emerging for IS – perhaps for the first time.The joint Kurdish-rebel capture of Tal Abyad has cut off an important supply route that could curtail the group’s export of black market oil and its ability to bring in new fighters.Of more […]

Excellent Article from – Firedoglake

Another plaintiff, Jameel Algibhah, stated, “They have done a lot of damage to me and to my life. They messed up my life. I haven’t seen my family in a long time. My youngest daughter doesn’t even know me. I want to continue this lawsuit.”Algibhah declined a “request from FBI agents to attend certain mosques, […]

‘Moron’ terrorist takes a selfie in front of ISIS headquarters, Air Force bombs it 22 hours later

Apparently, looks can kill. In a very real story that we assure you did not originate from The Onion, a terrorist from ISIS recently took a selfie of himself and posted it online.Shortly thereafter, U.S. Intelligence, which heavily monitors social media accounts from ISIS members and supporters, managed to pinpoint an ISIS headquarters building in […]

Commonwealth drops charge against Queensland man arrested in counterterrorism raids – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Officers arrested Mr Maestracci in September after searching his Kingston home, south of Brisbane, as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation.He was charged him with one count of dealing in proceeds of crime, allegedly $7,000.At the time the AFP said it would be claimed Mr Maestracci was reckless to the fact there was a risk […]

Senators Want to “Blow ISIS Out of the Water” with “Fancy Memes” – The Intercept

“Let’s face it: We invented the Internet. We invented the social network sites. We’ve got Hollywood. We’ve got the capabilities to blow these guys out of the water from the standpoint of communications.” Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., backed his colleague’s appeal. “Look at their fancy memes compared to what we’re not doing,” Booker said, displaying […]

The Tricky Business Of Combating The Islamic State In Minneapolis-St Paul | ThinkProgress

A pilot program that will launch this year called Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) has focused on three cities in the U.S.: Boston, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-St Paul. The program falls under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and works with “[Department of Justice] DOJ and State and Local law enforcement partners” to prevent extremism through […]

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