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Archive for the 'Al Qaeda' Category

Radical Islam And “The Narrative”

by @ Monday, April 26th, 2010. Filed under Al Qaeda, Islam, Religion, War On Terror

There was a fascinating segment on 60 Minutes last night about the role of something called “The Narrative” in radical Islam. What is “The Narrative” ? Well, Thomas Friedman explained it pretty well in an article last November: The Narrative is the cocktail of half-truths, propaganda and outright lies about America that have taken hold […]

Al Qaeda Threatens To Attack World Cup

by @ Saturday, April 10th, 2010. Filed under Al Qaeda, Foreign Affairs, War On Terror

A threat against the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament: AL-QAEDA have vowed to bomb the World Cup – with England players top of their hitlist. The terror group pledged to target the match between England and the USA in South Africa in June, warning “hundreds” of fans could die. A branch of al-Qaeda which last […]

The Return Of the Breast Bomb

by @ Thursday, March 25th, 2010. Filed under Al Qaeda, War On Terror

There were rumors of this about two months ago, but now it appears that the breast bomb is for real: Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered. The shocking new Al Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women’s […]

The Fiscal And Constitutional Case Against The Afghan War

by @ Tuesday, March 16th, 2010. Filed under Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Foreign Affairs, Politics, War On Terror

Congressman John Duncan, a Republican from Tennessee, took to the House floor last week to say that there is nothing conservative about the nine year old War in Afghanistan: Bravo H/T: United Liberty

Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol, And The Shameful NeoCon Attack On America’s Legal System

by @ Friday, March 5th, 2010. Filed under Al Qaeda, Dumbasses, Legal, Politics, September 11th, War On Terror

The latest controversy of the day among many on the right, led principally by Liz Cheney and William Kristol, involves attacking Justice Department lawyers who represented alleged members of al Qaeda or the Taliban detained at Guantanmo Bay. As Kristol puts it: [L]awyers now at the DOJ worked on the historic Boumediene case. That case established […]

Obama About To Back Down On Civil Trials For 9/11 Suspects ?

This report in today’s Washington Post seems to be laying the groundwork for some major backpedaling from the White House: President Obama’s advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney […]

Obama Administration: KSM Will Be Killed After We Give Him A “Fair Trial”

Further evidence in support of the proposition that the Obama Administration’s proposed criminal trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a sham: WASHINGTON – Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is likely to be executed after being tried and convicted, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday. Video: As Cynthia Kouri notes at Firedoglake, there’s […]

U.S. Cancels 9/11 Show Trial In New York

The Obama Administration has decided not to try Khalid Shiekh Mohammed and other 9/11 suspects in New York City: The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New York officials and business leaders to move the terrorism trial […]

Lawyer: 9/11 Defendants Will Use Trial To Denounce U.S. Foreign Policy

by @ Sunday, November 22nd, 2009. Filed under Al Qaeda, Homeland Security, September 11th, War On Terror

I told you so: NEW YORK (AP) – A lawyer for one of five men facing trial for the Sept. 11 attacks says the men plan to plead not guilty and use the trial to express their political views. Attorney Scott Fenstermaker says his client Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali and the others will not deny […]

Rand Paul: Try, Convict, And Send 9/11 Suspects Back To Guantanamo

Rand Paul, who’s running for Senate in Kentucky, has come out with a very hard-line stand on the issue of trials for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other al Qaeda members: BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY – Leading United States Senate candidate Rand Paul today criticized the Obama administration’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and […]

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