By WILLIAM MAYER
December 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Since the founding of Islam, expressions and symbols of dominion and power have been a major component of its ideological psy-ops, a re-branding operation as newly conquered land gets folded into Dar al-Islam, the house of Islam.
Historically this has often taken the form of building mosques over the rubble of former churches and synagogues.
For example, “…following the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem, the Ummayad Caliphate proceeded to build the Dome of the Rock, the Masjid Qubat al-Sakhra, on top of the Jewish Temple Mount in 689. Inscribed on the inner walls of the shrine are clear warnings to Christianity, professing Islamic supremacy…” [source, Gabriel Scheinmann, Building Mosques on Sacred Sites of Defeated Enemies a Symbol of Conquest , Gatestone Institute]
This is territoriality, the marking of the enemy’s sacred sites and though some might find the comparison offensive, this is exactly what male animals do in the wild, urinating to mark territory. It’s just in this case that Muslims have sacralized the process.
In a similar manner the Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC, about which we have written extensively, for example, William Mayer, MPAC’s “Safe Spaces,” Islamist Iron Fist In A Taqiyya Glove ] is employing the same technique though in a more sophisticated, far-reaching and deceptive manner.
Recently MPAC held a “policy forum” in DC the focus of which was “messaging” as it relates to public perception of Islam and/or Muslims in America. A key presentation at the event was led by a hard left PR firm, Hattaway Communications, which produced a multi-page report listing techniques designed to skirt the issues central to how Americans view it’s ever-combative, always pissed-off Muslim minority.
From the preface:
“This manual is a content guide for advocates, media watchdogs, religious organizations and others who seek to improve perceptions of American Muslims and counter anti-Muslim sentiment in the media and public discourse. The language in this manual can be used as a reference or template to help you when writing for, or speaking to, a wide range of audiences.”
December 10, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The rapidly falling price of crude oil, and consequently the availability of less-than-$3-dollar gasoline is proving a win-win for U.S. national security.
With U.S. oil production up over 50% since 2004, due to new drilling technologies [horizontal drilling and fracking] as well as increased oil exploration [no thanks to the administration, the new oil is coming from private, not federal tracts] foreign countries who depend on oil revenue are hurting.
That most of these countries are Islamic dictatorships and not friendly to U.S. interests simply sweetens the cake.
Iran is massively dependent on maintenance of high crude prices, nearly 20% of the country’s GDP comes from that single source This development has led Iran’s Head of State Rouhani to charge the West is involved in a conspiracy to harm the regime.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
December 10, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The “Einsatzgruppen” or Operational Groups and the smaller “Einsatzkommandos/Sonderkommandos” or Operational (Special) Commandos followed the Nazi armies which invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. They were murderous mobile units of the SS specialized in mass executions, notably of Jews. There were four Einsatzgruppen: Einsatzgruppe A (North), Einsatzgruppe B (Center), Einsatzgruppe C (South) and Einsatzgruppe D (further down the South, in the Crimea, for example). The SS or “Schutzstaffel” were the most fanatical Nazis and totally committed to mass murder and ran death camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. The mass excutioners of the Einsatzgruppen were also part of the SS. Their most important symbol was the death’s head or “Totenkopf.”
Between early July and the end of November 1941 Einsatzkommando 3, which was part of Einsatzgruppe A, killed 137,346 persons. Most of the victims were Jews. This was reported by Karl Jäger, the chief of Einsatzkommando 3, on December 1, 1941. Shortly after the Nazis occupied the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, the mass murderers of the SS executed 33,771 Jews – on September 29 and 30, 1941, in just two days, that is. Most of the mass murderers belonged to the notorious SS-Sonderkommando 4a, which was part of Einsatzgruppe C. Sonderkommando 4a was led by Paul Blobel. The figure of 33,771 murdered Jews was equally reported by the SS itself.
Very few Jews survived the Babi Yar massacre. Yet, I managed to interview one of the survivors, namely Vasily Mikhailovsky (Cesar Kats), born in Kiev in 1937.
“My mother died when I was born,” he says. “My father was a soldier in the Soviet Red Army. He was captured but he escaped from captivity and came back to Kiev. The woman who used to clean the streets near our apartment told the Nazis that my father was a Jew and that he was living in that apartment. My father was taken away and killed by the Nazis one day before the Babi Yar massacre.
Before the Nazis occupied Kiev, my father sent us away from the city – my brother Pavel and me, my grandmother as well as my Ukrainian nanny Anastasia Fomina. She was a very good nanny.” “For some reason the train was stopped nearby Kiev. My nanny and I went back to Kiev to take some clothes. When we returned to the train we noticed that it had already left.
The same woman who used to clean the streets told my nanny on September 28, 1941: 'You must bring this small Jewish boy to Babi Yar tomorrow morning. There was also a Jewish cemetry and a railway station nearby.'
It was a long walk to Babi Yar on September 29, 1941. Posters said that all the Jews living in Kiev must take warm clothes, identity papers and valuables with them. The Nazis said: ‘We’ll take the Jews out of Kiev, and maybe we’ll bring them to Palestine.'
Therefore, many people were optimistic until the moment when we came to the place where the Nazis and Ukrainian policemen were standing in two lines. Angry German sheperd dogs were barking.
Crowds of people were behind us. Women and children began to cry. There were lots of children. My nanny Anastasia felt that something was wrong, that the Nazis were going to kill us. She was very nervous and tense, but suddenly she produced her Ukrainian passport and showed it to a soldier. At that time my name was not Vasily Mikhailovsky. My real name was Cesar Kats, a Jewish name.” “Something touched that soldier’s heart when he saw us and Anastasia’s Ukrainian passport. He realized perhabs that a mistake had been made. He allowed me and Anastasia te leave this place of doom. Maybe, he felt remorse in his heart, maybe he assumed I was Anastasia’s son. I don’t know if he was a German SS soldier, but he was among the soldiers who were lined up at both sides.”
December 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – America’s enemies have reason to rejoice today, the Democrat dominated Senate Intelligence Committee has released a detailed report on some of the “enhanced” interrogation techniques which have been used to break Muslim terrorists at Club Gitmo.
Many, inside and outside of government, warned the Senate Democrats and the president, that the information contained in this document would give aid and comfort to the enemy, endanger or compromise field operations [sources and methods] as well as possibly reveal sufficient information to be able to identify individual interrogation team members, thereby placing their lives, and those of their families in great danger.
Former president G.W. Bush, vice president Cheney and former Dir. CIA Michael Hayden all urged that the report not be made public.
“…Former CIA director Michael Hayden said on Sunday that the release of the executive summary would "be used by our enemies to motive people to attack Americans in American facilities overseas." [source, Ned Resnikoff, Flawed, brutal and ineffective: Senate’s damning report on CIA torture , Al Jazeera]
As a result, calls have gone out to U.S. embassies and other places conducting official business abroad advising them to increase their level of security due to possible repercussions from the partisan info dump.
One might assume that a report of such gravity would have been subjected to the closest scrutiny to assure accuracy and limit any potential danger that the release of such sensitive information might cause.
December 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Qatar's state run media is having a field day exploiting the recent civil unrest in the United States caused by a confluence of room temp IQ street thugs, Marxist revolutionaries and citizens who either don’t understand American jurisprudence or simply want to impose their false narrative on tragedies with malicious intent.
For example this from Aljazeera
Thousands took to the streets of Manhattan, and more than 80 people were arrested overnight amid largely peaceful protests over a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a white New York Police Department officer, Daniel Pantaleo, in the July 17 chokehold death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said federal authorities would conduct a civil rights investigation into the matter. [source, Dozens arrested overnight in protests over NYPD chokehold death, Aljazeera US]
This “dissent” created out of a whole cloth fable by people who are hostile to U.S. national security, is a gift of inestimable worth when exploited by our enemies. The profession revolutionaries involved with these street riots know exactly what they are doing and how this plays in the hostile foreign media.
By Samuel Westrop, Gatestone Institute
December 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Debates over the causes of radicalization and extremism in Britain invariably focus on how to tackle support for groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda. But why is it that Hamas and PFLP are deemed moderate regardless of how many civilians they murder?
"God be praised for the martyrdom operation in Jerusalem and news of the state of the killed and injured." — Interpal partner Ahmed Brahimi, in response to the murder of Israeli Jews praying in a synagogue.
December 2, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – U.S. officials have finally confirmed that Iran is engaging ISIS in Iraq, with at least one sortie involving an Iranian F-4 attacking ground positions being flown on Sunday. It’s believed that the aircraft was providing support for Iraqi forces attacking ISIS positions in or around the town of Sa'adiya. [source, Janes]
Though DOD and State have danced all around the issue, it’s been clear that Iran has been providing aid to the Iraqi government and that Iranian aircraft have been spotted since June of this year. That this process is quickly turning Iraq into another Iranian client state seems to be of little concern to the president.
Though Team O denies it, the linkage between this administration’s hysterical efforts to hammer out an alarmingly one-sided deal with the Ayatollocracy and the wink-wink, nod-not, cooperation between the two countries is obvious. If only on the basis that it would be in Iran and Obama’s interest [though causing further damage to U.S. national security] to cooperate at some level to make sure that there is no contact between the countries’ military forces.
What we believe this new partnership indicates is that there is substantially more diplomacy going on in private than this administration is willing to admit. The process into which Mr. Obama has become enmeshed is the classic zero sum game, with Iran holding all the cards, including the possibility of Khamenei, outing the administration’s perfidy at any time it deems beneficial to its long term hegemonic agenda.
BREAKING: Terror Attack: Car Bomb Detonated In Malmo Friday Evening
By CHERYL GATESWORTH and WILLIAM MAYER
December 1, 2014 – San Francisco, CA - Thinking of taking a vacation to Sweden? What comes to mind, national parks, archipelagoes and a fascinating culture? Perhaps you visualize a society that is just, tolerant, welcoming and friendly. The travel brochures suggest Stockholm and Malmo, among other places, as cities to include on your itinerary.
A dark force is at work in Sweden as it is generally throughout Europe - unregulated Muslim immigration.
People of the Islamic faith now constitute 5% of the Swedish population, seemingly a small number. What the travel brochures and the legacy media will not tell you is that the cultural effect produced by what seems to be an insignificant minority has nonetheless been sufficient to push Sweden, among all the Western nations, the farthest down the road towards dhimmitude - the classic status of a thoroughly defeated and humiliated enemy living under Islamic dominance and subject to paying the jizya, the tribute tax, assuming u wish to keep your head attached.
With only an unfurled white flag lacking, it's difficult to imagine that these people and their fellow Scandinavians were once the ferocious Vikings who, over the span of four hundred years, terrorized parts of Europe, plundered, explored and colonized far and wide.
What makes Sweden unique is not simply its refusal to fight the increasing Islamization, but the speed with which it has embraced the invaders and its willingness to jettison Swedish culture with an enthusiasm that must surprise even the Muslims.
The process continues to play out. In the most recent election a lunatic/leftist coalition prevailed, electing Stefan Lofven as PM. In short order Lofven recognized the illegitimate state called Palestine, much to the delight of HAMAS. Sweden's ascendant Muslim immigrants saw it simply as another sign of weakness, a transparent act of appeasement.
In his inaugural address the PM declared that his government would be "feminist" in nature and took the unprecedented step of bringing the Green Party into the country’s executive branch cabinet.
The single ray of sunshine on the Swedish political scene is a relatively new party, the Sweden Democrats. This is a traditionalist, proudly nativist party based upon the core principle of opposing further Muslim immigration. It now controls 49 seats [<15%] in the 349 member parliament, the Riksdag.
Predictably, the party has been savaged by its opponents - especially in the professoriate. Not to be outdone, the Swedish media is engaged in a shrill campaign of character assassination, labeling the Sweden Democrats “Nazis” and “racists.” The European press tends to display its bias more openly than does American media, especially print journo, and when they target someone - such as Dutch politicial and leader of the increasingly popular Party For Freedom, Geert Wilders - the level of vituperation can be overwhelming...Sherman's salted-earth march to the sea.
By Dr. DANIEL PIPES, President of the Middle East Forum
November 30, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – We who follow the Islamist movement fell off our collective chair on Nov. 15 when the news came that the United Arab Emirates' ministerial cabinet had listed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as one of 83 proscribed terrorist organizations, up there with the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS.
This came as a surprise because the UAE authorities themselves have a record of promoting Islamism; because CAIR has a history of raising funds in the UAE; and because the UAE embassy in Washington had previously praised CAIR.
On reflection, however, the listing makes sense for, in recent years, the Islamist movement has gravely fractured. Sunnis fight Shi'is; advocates of violence struggle against those working within the system; modernizers do battle against those trying to return to the seventh century; and monarchists confront republicans.
November 27, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to the Israeli news website Arutz Sheva, Yisrael Zeira who leads an outreach group called Rosh Yehudi [rough translation, Jewish Mindset] narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on Thursday evening while he was driving.
Miraculously, though two bullets struck the driver’s side door, Mr. Zeira escaped without injury:
November 26, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Evidence of the rotting of Western Culture can be found nearly everywhere; in the United States’ refusal to control its borders or re-establish the rule of law, Sweden’s buckling to the demands of a lunatic Muslim minority, France’s acceptance of no-go areas, festering Islamic neighborhoods, Britain’s failure to stop the constant calls to jihad which come from the country’s mosques as well as its recognition of over 100 Shari’a courts…
But this sickness, the unwillingness of West to defend itself against predation, especially that of the Muslim world, has circled back on itself in a manner that defies belief.
In less than 6 months the Jewish state has been forced to fight a defensive war against HAMAS/Fatah after it had launched over 400 rocket attacks on the country from its safe haven in Gaza. Over the last month these same terrorists have waged a brutal wave of “lone wolf” murders against Israeli civilians which have killed over ten people including a 3 month old baby.
Naturally, the entire country has been traumatized.
The response so far has been tepid; a few of these terrorists have been killed in gun battles and a few dozen have been detained for questioning. The most extreme policy the Netanyahu government has undertaken has been the demolition of some of the terrorists’ homes.
But even that rather mild remedy has now been halted by Israel’s notoriously out-of-control - Supreme Court, which has granted an injunction against the practice, of course in response to a lawsuit by Arab plaintiffs.
“The High Court on Wednesday kiboshed government plans to demolish the homes of terrorists. One of the few methods security forces in Israel have to discourage Arabs from joining the ranks of terrorists – demolishing the homes of those involved in terrorism – was taken off the table as the result of a lawsuit by an Arab rights group. [source, Moshe Kohen, Court Steps in to Prevent Terrorist's House Demolition, Arutz Sheva]
November 19, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In what must certainly be the most risible statement coming out of the HAMAS/Fatah/Palestinian Authority over the last few days, the “Voice of Palestine” broadcast the following from Gen. Adnan Damiri, one of the unity government’s talking heads.
“Netanyahu confirms every day that their solutions are not political that will lead to calm, but their solutions are escalatory, which will lead to more blood…They will be responsible for the blood of all people.” [source, Jodi Rudoren, Israel Demolishes Family Home of Palestinian Driver Who Killed 2 Pedestrians , New York Times]
This is typical with the so-called “Palestinian Resistance,” who indiscriminately and savagely murder innocent women and babies. If anything can be gleaned from this it’s that the Arabic jihadists are incapable of seeking peace. With every statement they reveal that these Islamic fanatics can’t be reasoned with.
Lest one think these atrocities are being caused by “just a few radicals,” the sight of Gazan women dancing and eating cookies after their co-religionists hacked 4 Jews to death while they were praying should serve to correct that misimpression. [Note: The lead image is an HAMAS "cartoon." The Jew hatred is obvious and the caption reads, "Where Are They? We sourced the translation from VocaTiv]
After yesterday’s mass arrest of the family of the Har Nof killers, Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal, today PM Netanyahu announced that his government had demolished one of the terrorists homes.
“This morning we demolished the home of a terrorist — this is a significant and important step, and there will be more home demolitions, there will be many more steps…” [source, ibid]
Additionally Israel is refusing to release the bodies of the two cousins who so viciously undertook the Tuesday morning attack.
November 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On Tuesday morning, two Arab terrorists attacked a synagogue in Har Nof, an Orthodox section of West Jerusalem as they said their morning prayers. The rampage left 5 dead including a rabbi Three of the five were dual Israeli/American citizens.
Wielding axes and a gun, the barbarous act was committed by cousins, Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal who reportedly worked in close proximity to the house of worship. Both of them were shot dead at the scene by first responders.
More than a dozen family members of the killers were promptly arrested and their homes dynamited.
In the West Bank city of Rafah, a long-time terrorist stronghold, supporters rejoiced, hearing of the carnage while members of HAMAS passed out candy.
In an off the cuff response during a press conference dealing with Ebola, Obama said:
“Tragically this is not the first loss of life that we have seen in recent months; too many Israelis have died too many Palestinians have died. And at this difficult time it’s important for Palestinians and Israelis to work together to lower tensions…”
This is just the latest example of Mr. Obama’s indefensible dissembling and moral relativism when it comes to Muslim terrorism. The Israelis are entirely blameless for the horrific violence which has befallen the Jewish nation over the preceding months. The guilt rests squarely on the Arabic population which rejoices with each new atrocity.
By WILLIAM MAYER
November 17, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipelLineNews.org – In the short span of 30 days, six Israeli civilians, including a 3 month old baby girl, have been killed by the jihadist squatters currently occupying Judea and Samaria, what some refer to as Palestine.
In any country an outbreak of violence on this scale would be major news, however in a tiny country under siege by its Muslim neighbors it’s hard to overstate the effect. This apparently is not the case with many in the U.S. media, most prominently the New York Times.
In doing a Google News search using the term “6 Israelis killed automobile” the first article to pop up at the time of this writing is a November 12 NYT story, see, Isabel Kirchner, Said Gazmail, Israeli Police Officer Held in Deaths of 2 Teenagers.
The matter is presented as if it was an unprovoked attack, a murder. Later in the piece there is the implication that Israeli Jews were responsible for a fire-bomb attack on a mosque. That a synagogue was attacked in a similar manner is mentioned in succeeding paragraphs, but one might guess that few saw it considering the foregoing.
In reading the piece, one gets the impression that it could easily be mistaken for propaganda written by Fatah or HAMAS. This is typical of the legacy media generally and the Times in particular. It’s agendized journo of the worst type, pouring gasoline on an already raging fire:
“The timing of the fire, after a series of deadly vehicular assaults and stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis in recent days, added to suspicions that it was a revenge attack. Jewish extremists have long engaged in what are known as “price tag” operations, so named to exact a price for violence by Palestinians or Israeli actions against the unauthorized building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The police are also investigating the firebombing of a synagogue in Shefaram, an Arab town in northern Israel.”
These 91 words are dripping with venom: ”Jewish extremists,” “price tag operations,” “Jewish settlements,” etc. We find the use of the term "price tag operations" to be morally reprehensible; what’s next, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? This same newspaper, with great frequency opaquely refers to Islamic jihadists as “militants” or "extremists," as if they were simply unorganized disgruntled people rather than card carrying Muslim terrorists with a specific plan of action.
November 17, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – What follows is a remarkable speech delivered by Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament. First though, it’s necessary to provide some context so that the reader can understand the conditions under which he labors.
Wilders has, almost singlehandedly, changed the political landscape of the Netherlands, a country which is under siege by its Muslim minority. As is the case with many European countries and, here in the United States in cities like Dearborn [aka Dearbornistan], aggressive Islamism is on constant display.
Throughout the country, areas with high concentrations of Muslims have become battle zones and unlivable for citizens who aren’t of that fait. The Muslims in these areas refuse to learn Dutch, accept the culture, social norms and mores of the country which was so kind as to allow them to immigrate from Third World cesspools. They simply refuse to acculturate.
The Muslims have repaid this beneficence with a level of criminality that is outrageously out of proportion to their numbers. Especially of concern is violent criminal behavior, especially rape. Known for its libertine attitudes about sexuality, prostitution is legal, but now Muslim gangs have infiltrated into the legal sex trade and are driving girls as young as 11 and 12 into this violent, degrading lifestyle. Often this happens under the aegis of what are called “lover boys,” Muslim men who are adept at wooing young women and girls, plying them with drugs, gang raping them and to complete the process, taking pictures so that they can be blackmailed.
Dutch Jews are often targeted by Muslim gangs and many fear for their lives. Conditions have deteriorated so much that their fellow Netherlanders are advising them to leave the country for their own safety.
November 13, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It’s no longer news - since it was revealed about a week ago - that President Obama has been engaged in a secret letter writing campaign between himself and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. This is occurring as the deadline approaches on the public nuke negotiations between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 nations.
In the communication, Obama also suggested other areas in which the U.S. and Iran can “cooperate,” such as the threat posed by ISIS. The latter despite the fact that ISIS, a revolutionary Sunni jihadist group, currently represents a more serious threat to Iran than it does the United States, though it certainly has America in the crosshairs of its long-term goals.
How lessening the pressure on Iran’s weapons of mass destruction program while simultaneously removing a serious military threat across its border improves our diplomatic leverage against the rogue nation is difficult to comprehend.
“A secret letter sent by Barack Obama to Iran’s religious and political leader suggested that diplomacy between the two adversaries over the nuclear issue might presage a broader rapprochement, despite the Obama administration’s denials. The letter, penned in October and sent to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reportedly referenced a shared interest between the US and Iran in combating Islamic State (Isis) militants in Iraq and Syria.” [source, Obama pens secret letter to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei as nuclear deadline looms , UK Guardian]
It’s generally felt that Obama’s approach to the talks has been weak and that the measures suggested will, at best only temporarily slow down, Iran’s relentless push to develop nuclear weapons. Indeed, many experts examining the process believe that Team O’s negotiating posture and proposals are alarmingly weak, designed more for purposes of public consumption rather than to deal head-on with the grave threat a nuclear Iran would present.
While the WH concentrates on creating positive press in an area which it has been alarmingly weak, Iran’s leaders have stepped up its campaign of Jew-hatred, once again threatening Israel with annihilation.
As the Washington Free Beacon reports:
“Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published early Sunday a 9-step plan to “eliminate” Israel, prompting Israel’s prime minister to file a formal complaint with Western negotiators involved in nuclear talks with Tehran.” [source, Adam Kredo, Iran Publishes Plan to ‘Eliminate’ Israel]
November 12, 2014 – San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Episcopal church will be hosting a Friday Muslim prayer service on November 14 at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. In attendance will be two notorious Islamist groups, the Council on American Islamic Realtions [CAIR] and the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA].
About this matter, the Daily Caller observes, “The Islamists expected at the cathedral include representatives from the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In 2009, both groups were confirmed as co-conspirators in a conspiracy to deliver funds to the Gaza-based Hamas jihad group, which regularly launches attacks to kill Jews in Israel.” [source, Neil Munro, Episcopalians Lend D.C. Cathedral to Islamists, Gratis , Daily Caller]
As detailed on internationally respected terrorism expert Steven Emerson’s website, The Investigative Project on Terrorism, “Federal District Court Judge Jorge Solis in a 2009 decision stated: "The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.." [source, Federal Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas, Investigative Project on Terrorism]
The Episcopal church in countenancing this event, aside from it being an act of abject dhimmitude, is granting some of the worst players in the American Muslim community a very much undeserved mantle of legitimacy.
U.S. Wide Open For Asymmetrical Warfare On A Horrific Scale
By WILLIAM MAYER
November 10, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – There is no more important job for the President of the United States than that of defending and protecting the security of its citizens against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Over a period spanning nearly seventy years the ultimate deterrent which prevented attacks on the United States by hostile nations has been its nuclear arsenal; the triad, thousands of atomic weapons on a variety of platforms and deployed in a segmented array including weapons delivered via stealth bombers, silo based intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine launched as well as surface ship launched ballistic missiles
The operative theory is that an attack on the U.S. homeland or any of its allies would be met with the total, overwhelming and certain annihilation of the attacking power. Supplementing this was the proviso that if conditions deemed it necessary the United States might strike first, rather than absorb the first wave of an attack and then respond.
At the time, this system of Mutual Assured Destruction [acronym, MAD] wasn't guided by the modern notion of “proportionality.” If a foreign power recklessly stuck America, it wouldn't just “be taught a lesson” it would largely and indiscriminately be incinerated with no distinction made between military and civilian targets.
The idea might be thought of as the ultimate embodiment of Theodore Roosevelt’s aphorism, “walk softly and carry a big stick.”
We currently have an announced [thanks Mr. Obama, why not tell everyone their location also?] 5,113 warheads, certainly a big stick but not as large as that maintained during the Cold War when the U.S. had in excess of 10,000 warheads.
Though we remain in numerous mini cold wars around the globe, the real outlying nations with Soviet type bellicosity and intent which remain are North Korea and Iran...when it gets its dream weapon. Sorry folks unless it takes them more than two years to develop, or the Israelis take out its research and production infrastructure, Iran will be our most hair-trigger nuke threat [note as we reported on October 6, Israel Strikes? - Iran’s Parchin Nuke Site Spontaneously Explodes, PipeLineNews.org, the Israelis view this issue with the utmost gravity].
Iran’s possession of nukes carries an additional complication. Islamic ideologues are not deterred by the notion of certain death, in fact “dying in the way of Allah” promises an afterworld of carnal delight
Recently Mr. Obama announced his intent to cut the U.S. nuke stockpile by at least 30%. Though he is quick to caution that such an action would be dependent upon a negotiated agreement with Vlad Putin. Even casual students of history should know that treaties by and between the U.S. and what is shaping up as a neo-Soviet Union, are worthless exercises in diplomatic tom-foolery.
“After a comprehensive review, I’ve determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies, and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent, while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third. And I intend to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond Cold War nuclear postures.” [source, Remarks by President Obama at the Brandenburg Gate -- Berlin, Germany , WH website]
Given that our president apparently knows little [and cares less] about the history and development of the West’s classical defense policies, those which won the Cold War, the above statement is irresonsible beyond measure. Moreover, based upon his public pronouncements and conduct of foreign policy, we have seen no evidence that he's ever read the seminal document upon which America’s policy of nuclear deterrence was formulated [see, George F. Kennan, The Sources of Soviet Conduct, Foreign Policy Magazine July 1947].
Obama hasn't been reticent about stating his intentions in this matter.
November 5, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In the second such attack in less than two weeks, today a “Palestinian” Islamic jihadist killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen others as he drove a car into a train platform in East Jerusalem which was clogged with commuters.
In mid October a similar vehicle assault left two dead, one of which was a baby girl.
Fox News is reporting that HAMAS, the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist entity sworn to genocide against the Jews, has expressed support for this indiscriminate act of terrorism against civilians.
"We praise this heroic operation," said Hamas official Fawzi Barhoum. "We call for more such ... operations." [source, One Dead After Car Rams Jerusalem Train Platform In Terrorist Attack , Fox News]
There has been increasing unrest in the Old City of Jerusalem where the Temple Mount site is located, as Muslim express their outrage over any Jewish presence.
This despite the fact that Jewish claims to the site - the most sacred in Judaism - predates that of the Muslims by over a thousand years, dating back to the era of King Solomon.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
November 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA- PipeLineNews.org - The usually well informed German newspaper “Bild” reported on October 5, 2014, that Western security services believe that terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, ISIL or IS) are currently infiltrating Europe by pretending to be asylum seekers. It is “a perfidious terror plan,” Bild writes. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees entered Turkey last month. Western security services believe that special ISIS terror commandos consisting of four men each have crossed the Syrian-Turkish border. From Turkey these terrorist commandos are traveling to European countries using forged passports and claiming to be refugees. They plan to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe, notably in Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Bild claims that U.S. intelligence services managed to break the secret communication codes of the ISIS-leadership. From intercepted ISIS communications American intelligence services learned that these terrorists do not want to travel to Western Europe by plane because of usually tight security checks at airports. Bild writes that “German authorities are also quite familiar with this scenario.” This refers to the German secret service, the “Bundesnachrichtendienst” (BND) and the German domestic security service, the “Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz” (BfV). The BND closely cooperates with the CIA and the NSA. The BND recently briefed the German parliament on the nefarious role that the Russians played in the shooting down of a Malaysian civilian airliner over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine.
Bild quotes a source from the German Interior Ministry who says that “jihadist terrorism is once again focusing on Germany.” This poses a high threat to German security “which at any time can result in (terrorist) attacks that vary in size and intensity.” In view of the chaotic situation at the Syrian-Turkish border, it is virtually impossible to detect ISIS-terrorists among the refugees flooding into Turkey, Bild writes. Terrorist experts believe that ISIS wants to expand its war to Europe. Guido Steinberg, for example, writes that German security and intelligence services are not as capable as the U.S. services. They fail to effectively penetrate the ever growing movement of militant Salafists in Germany. Steinberg recently published a highly alarming book on “Al-Qaida’s deutsche Kämpfer” (Al-Qaeda’s German Warriors). Steinberg writes that five German jihadists were involved in suicide attacks in Iraq in July and August 2014. Terrorists from Europe and the United States are well trained in the nearly forty jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria. A number of them will return to Europe and the U.S. to stage terrorist attacks there. A number of non-European terrorists will enter Europe as so-called asylum seekers.
It is not the first time that Muslim terrorists abused the asylum system. I still remember a Dutch intelligence report from the late 1990s which claimed that Egyptian, Tunisian and Algerian terrorists applied for asylum in Holland. “The number of radical Muslims increases thanks to the asylum channel,” the Dutch Security Service (BVD) warned back in 1998.
October 30, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In a video produced by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, British Imam Abu Baraa [aka Mizanur Rahman] is shown allying himself with ISI - the kilafa [caliphate] - listing all of the attributes of being governed by Islamic butchers.
Rahman was convicted in 2007 of solicitation to murder American troops and served only 4 years in prison, [source, Euan Stretch, Islamic extremist warns there will be more Lee Rigby-style killings on the streets of Britain , Daily Mirror UK]
Among the aspects of life under the caliphate which Baraa touts are the keeping of slave girls, enforcing paying of the jizya and training children in the use or arms so that they would be useful to ISIS when they reached the age of 15, an age at which Baraa claims makes them adults and ready to join the mujahideen.
He warns the U.S., “How is America going to survive against the Islamic State’s defense and retaliation?” and then states that “it’s already over for America.”
During his 6 minute diatribe touting the caliphate while attacking the West he urged British Muslims to stop being complacent about “Americans killing our brothers…and do something about it!”
THE NATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF ALLIANCES WITH THE AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTY
October 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Some might consider the term communist to be an anachronism with zero applicability to our current state of affairs. If you are of this belief, then congratulations…you have joined the overwhelming majority of Americans, who think the same way.
Unfortunately all of them are wrong.
Communism/Marxism/Collectivism not only exists, it forms the core ideology of the modern Democrat Party and most of the superstructure which gives the party so much clout.
The closer you get to the central kernel of executive authority, the president, the less honest people are regarding their motives as well as ends and means. Conversely, the farther you depart from the button-down, ever so serious world in which President Obama appears to inhabit, the more honest members of the hard left become.
At the end of this chain-linked support mechanism is one of the most brutally honest of all the players, the Communist Party USA. A quick visit to the website tells the tale. So while you will never hear Mr. Obama talk about his dream of collectivizing the United States, his minions have no such hesitancy in advocating for the policies which will bring it about.
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October 20, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In what is perhaps the most severe fighting in weeks, ISIS stepped up its campaign this weekend to overrun the Kurdish city of Kobani, located on the Syrian border.
Launching multi-pronged attacks, ISIS jihadists employed car bombs and heavy mortars to great advantage forcing the Obama administration, for the first time, to drop supplies to the beleaguered Kurdish defenders.
This latter move is being done largely for public/media consumption because the limited air drop only included small arms, hardly the type of weaponry which might successfully do more than keep ISIS at bay.
Though the ISIS stronghold cities such as Mosul, Iraq are of far more strategic importance, Kobani has become something of a yardstick by which the administration’s tepid military response is being measured.
As of this writing it’s impossible to estimate how much of the city is controlled by the Kurds. In large part this is due to the MSM refraining from making such estimates since the truth in most of these matters reflects poorly on Mr. Obama’s ludicrous non-response to the Islamist threat.
October 13, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – President Obama spent the last few days in California, cramming as many fundraisers into a compressed trip as possible. A few hours ago he was schmoozing in San Francisco, collecting greenbacks by the bucket-load while luxuriating in the adoration which the moneyed left bestows on him.
But what is going on inside his head?
Can he fail to comprehend that as ISIS continues its assault on the Kurds last stand, Kobani, adjacent the Turkish border, and Baghdad, once Iraq’s secure capitol, his entire administration is collapsing around him?
As of this writing the Kurdish hold on Kobani, Syria is quickly slipping away, now controlling, according to inside sources, about 30% of the city. Turkey, showing total contempt for the plight of the Kurds, not to mention its supposed commitments to NATO, is heavily engaged in preventing Kurdish fighters from leaving Turkey to defend Kobani.
The only sound coming from DC…crickets chirping.
Obama doesn’t give a shit about the Kurds and continues to hide behind the ruse that the U.S. needs a ground partner in order to make its extremely limited air campaign “effective.”
In light of the fact that O has sent 4,000 American troops to Africa to “fight” Ebola, it becomes clear that the President isn’t afraid to commit ground forces; he’s just unwilling to have American military power engaged at its core level of competence, killing genuinely bad people and breaking their things.
The administration isn’t even attempting to hide Team Obama’s disdain for dealing with the complexities of the various Middle East conflicts, most of which can be traced to the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“John Kirby [Pentagon spokesman] told Fox News on September 8 that Kobani was not a priority for air strikes. “ISIS wants this town, they want territory, you need willing partners on the ground,” he said. “We are in discussions the Turks about what they can or may do, we can’t make the decision for them.” Kirby added: “There is a limit to air power.... IS wants to hold ground.... Everyone is focused on Kobani and we understand, but we are taking away revenue [from Islamic State] and removing command and control nodes.” [source The Kobani Slaughter, Jerusalem Post] http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-Kobani-slaughter-378603
The WH cannot so easily dismiss the strategic importance of Baghdad, though it has utterly failed to come to the aid of Iraq which now appears to be on life-support.
October 6, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a stunning setback for Iran’s less-than-covert nuke program, the complex at Parchin, Iran appears to have been largely destroyed over night by what many are speculating was an Israeli spec ops attack.
The site is thought to have been primarily devoted to researching the type of explosives which are necessary to detonate a nuclear weapon, despite constant assurances to the contrary by the Ayatollocracy.
Official Iranian news sources claim that two were killed in the blast which shattered windows at least ten miles away from the site which itself is located in Northern Iran and about 20 miles outside Tehran.
Additional information as of this writing is sketchy, but we find it very difficult to imagine how this could have occurred absent outside assistance, the likely source of which would be Israel, which has repeatedly been threatened with nuclear annihilation by the rogue Shia theocracy.
The WH has not officially commented on the event.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
October 6, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - “A powerful explosion ripped through the U.S. Embassy compound in Beirut Monday, setting off a fire and causing an undetermined number of casualties,” Lebanese police were quoted by Associated Press on April 18, 1983. A car bomb had exploded and apart from the suicide driver 63 people had been killed. It was a Hezbollah operation. On October 23, 1983, another car bomb exploded at the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. The death toll of this suicide attack was 241 U.S. troops. This, too, was a Hezbollah operation. Hezbollah was, and still is, Iran’s proxy in Lebanon.
These were first the major suicide bombing operations organized by Hezbollah and Iran. After 1983 suicide bombing attacks would proliferate, especially among militant Muslims. Palestinian Islamic Jihad or PIJ was founded in 1981, Hamas six years later, in 1987. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood. Its aim is to kill all the Jews in Israel and to establish a “caliphate” on “liberated” territory. Hamas and Islamic Jihad was responsible for an increasing number of suicide attacks since October 1994. Between October 2000 and October 2003 there were even one or two Hamas/PIJ suicide bombings every month. This is why Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided to build a wall to protect Israeli citizens from further attacks. After the wall had been finished, suicide bombings in Israel decreased rapidly.
Al-Qaeda was founded by Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in the late 1980s. Bin Laden’s chief mentor was a Palestinian radical named Abdullah Azzam. Bin Laden favored suicide attacks against American targets. He wanted to internationalize his “holy war” or jihad. The first Al-Qaeda suicide bombing occurred in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November 1995 where the U.S. military base was targeted. In August 1998 truck bombs exploded at the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked planes which were then deliberately crashed into New York’s WTC towers and the Pentagon in Washington. Nearly 3000 people died. The 9/11 operation was led by Mohammed Atta, an Egyptian who had studied architecture in Hamburg, Germany. Atta and his fellow hijackers believed that they would die as “martyrs” for a holy cause and that, consequently, they would go straight to paradise. An initial plan to attack a nuclear reactor had been abandoned.
After June 2000 suicide attacks proliferated. They were carried out in the United States, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Kashmir, China, Somalia, Kenya, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Britain, France, Italy, Sweden and many other countries.
By WILLIAM MAYER
September 23, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday evening President Obama pretended to go to war against ME "extremists" a term which he is unwilling to clarify.
The WH is claiming without much in the way of backing evidence that the few sorties that have been flown are evidence of a coalition encompassing 5 Arab nations.
This from the WSJ:
“Three of the five involved countries issued perfunctory, vague public statements about the strikes, none of which carried any mention of the target country of Syria or the U.S., which led the attacks. An unnamed official was quoted on Saudi state news agency as saying the kingdom's participation was to ‘support the moderate Syrian opposition’ and ‘combat the deadly disease of terrorism.’” [source, Matt Bradley and Ahmed Al Omran, Arab States Remain Muted About Syria Strikes , WSJ]
So far it’s been difficult to ascertain exactly what hardware was supplied by these Muslim countries for use in Obama’s “Operation Pin-Prick.”
As Israel’s left-wing Haaretz reports:
“American planes took part in most of the attacks on Syria during the night. However, airplanes of the Jordanian, United Arab Emirates and probably Saudi air forces also participated in them. Qatar and Bahrain also took part in the strikes and provided logistic support via the American bases in their territory.” [source, Barak Ravid, U.S. briefed Israel of intention to attack jihadi targets in Syria]
The above sounds like a WH press release suggesting the information hadn't really been nailed down with any degree of specificity at the time it was published.
Fox News, however, is specifying numbers:
“United Arab Emirates: Flew four F-16 jets, Saudi Arabia: Flew four F-15 jets, Jordan: Flew four F-16 jets, Bahrain: Flew two F-16 jets, Qatar: Flew French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jet, but did not drop ordnance.” [source, Jennifer Griffin and Justin Fishel, Breakdown of military support from Arab allies in anti-ISIS strikes ]
“Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also participated in or supported the airstrikes against ISIL targets. All aircraft safely exited the strike areas.” [source, U.S. CentCom Presser, U.S. Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes in Syria]
A DOD cleared declassified combat video seems to show a “successful” attack on what appears to be barren ground, though it might be a concentration of jihadists, surrounding structures didn’t seem to sustain damage.
September 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Omar Gonzalez was arrested by DC police on the 19th of this month for attempting to “elude the police,” apparently not that serious an offense in the nation’s capital. Gonzalez’ car contained what is being called a “sniper” rifle, another unspecified long arm, four pistols, a sawed off shotgun and a map of DC. Both the WH and the Masonic Temple, for some reason, were circled on Gonzalez’ map.
Gonzalez served two hitches with the U.S. Army, one from which he was discharged [details unspecified per DOD policy] and the second from which he retired.
Despite this incriminating evidence and considerable military training, Gonzalez was able to make bail, finding himself quickly on the streets of Washington again.
On the evening of September 25, Mr. Gonzalez kicked his game up several notches, jumping a WH fence, racing across a lawn and actually gaining entrance to the White House itself.
Reports differ, some saying he had a hatchet/machete and others reporting he had a folding knife. That the facts could be this discordant is of itself cause for concern but that’s not the purpose of this piece.
The WH is supposedly guarded by the U.S. Secret Service which has over 6,500 employees which includes 4,000 sworn members/agents and maintains nearly 70 domestic offices. Its budget is $1.8B dollars
September 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – A befuddling chain of events…
The administration saddles the Egyptian people with an Islamic theocratic dictatorship [knowing that it represents the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood] until the country’s people forcefully take it down; Libya isn’t on the administrations short list of action areas; Libya is bombed and Gaddafi deposed; heavy weapons are transferred to Syria from Libya in a mysterious black-ops process involving the late Ambassador Chris Stevens; lines are drawn in the sand then ignored, Syria will be bombed; Syria will not be bombed; saving Christian schoolgirls in Nigeria from the unspeakable brutality of Boko Haram is of no concern to U.S. interests; we must save “Our Girls”; there will be no “boots on the ground”; there will be a few boots on the ground, but not in Nigeria; 80 intell and law enforcement types are sent to Nigeria’s neighbor, Chad; U.S. boots are dispatched to Nigeria; ISIS is a JV outfit; ISIS is evil and must be destroyed; the Iraqis will have to save themselves; the Iraqis need a coalition government; a few advisors will be provided to the Iraqis to help them resist the invasion; no U.S. “boots on the ground”; there will a limited number of “boots on the ground” but they will mostly guard the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad; this is not a war; this is a war; there will be more boots on the ground, actually quite a few more; the U.S. will build a coalition, but there are zero takers…
These are just a few of the mutually contradictory foreign policy stances which this administration has adopted over just the last few years. If one was reading this, from some future history of the times, the chain of events would simply seem too discordant to have actually happened, implausibility on steroids.
But they did, and as they say on late night television, wait…but that’s not all…
The English language simply has no words to describe the state of affairs which Barack Hussein Obama has brought to the American foreign policy arena; calling it a cowardly, unprecedented example of national security disarray doesn’t even do it partial service.
What we are facing is a complete breakdown of world order [such as it ever is] caused by a boy, once thought to be brilliant as well as messianic, in a world of hard men and what Otto von Bismark used call “Blut und Eisen”…blood and steel.
Where is this headed?
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
September 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - For decades the nations of Western Europe have embraced, degree by degree, the darkness that is Islam. Similar to a body infested by a parasite, ignorance and coexistence on the part of the host are possible for a while, but unless excised, the parasite will eventually destroy the host.
For the purposes of this article we will discuss only the UK because it's our Mother Country, from which we have inherited our language, love of individual liberty and our legal system. Yet of all the countries in Western Europe it is arguably the farthest along the path to total submission, to dhimmitude - a paradox. And, again sadly, its ruling structure has shown the least resistance to Islamic aggression.
One would think that a jihadist act so brutal, as for example, the 2013 butchering on the street of Lee Rigby, a British soldier, would awaken the Brits to the threat.
But that has not been the case. Instead such acts are trivialized, explained away or in some instances justified as the acts of protest taken as a last resort by suppressed and powerless minorities in the face of British “intolerance.”
A few generations ago the people of Great Britain stood ready with kitchen utensils and garden tools to repel a Nazi invasion if they had had to. Had the UK been populated with the moral cowards of today, things would have turned out differently.
Perhaps having a backbone isn't an inheritable trait.
And now we must confront another instance [except on a much wider scale] of Islamic depravity, that should, using traditional moral precepts be more difficult to explain away using the political correctness that has served so well in the past to protect the tender sensibilities of the ever so excitable European Muslims.
September 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Representative Frank Wolf [R-VA] today in a speech on the House floor urged his colleagues to support a bill to limit travel to Syria by American citizens to prevent those who have either trained or fought with Islamic terror groups such as ISIS from freely reentering the United States.
The need for this legislation is underscored by the fact that upwards of 150 American citizens have already chosen to fight alongside their jihadist brothers in Syria.
For example, in May a 37 year old from Florida, Moner Mohammed Abu-Salha became the first American suicide bomber in Syria, killing 37 soldiers fighting for the Assad regime. Abu-Salha had joined the al Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda franchise and rival of ISIS. It is of special concern that before committing his terrorist act, Abu-Salha freely traveled between Florida and Syria. [see, Michael S. Schmidt, Syria Suicide Bombing Puts U.S. Face on Jihad Video , NY Times]
September 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last Friday evening, Fox News presented a scathing expose regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate.
As interviewed by Bret Baier, the network’s chief political anchor, Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto, Mark (“Oz”) Geist, and John (“Tig”) Tiegen – black-op military contractors who operated out of the Benghazi CIA annex during the attack which took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty – told the same story, that on three separate occasions during the intense fighting they were ordered to stand down from trying to repel the attackers.
We look at the revelation as confirmatory evidence – the smoking gun - that this news source has been right from the beginning, that President Barack Obama ordered that no action be taken to save the lives of the 4 American citizens who were eventually killed while serving their country in Libya.
He took this action knowing that it would silence these four patriots forever, hoping that the details of his gun running operation and goodness knows what other subterfuge would never come to light.
As we wrote over a year ago:
“Given the character - or lack thereof - of Mr. Obama and his ex Secty of State Clinton we would not be surprised that Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith were allowed to die simply on the theory that dead men tell no tales.
Let's be completely clear on that point - based upon the evidence so far presented we find it difficult to dismiss the dark possibility that Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton intentionally abandoned Stevens and the brave Americans who defended the U.S. embassy, hoping that with their demise the issue would just "go away."
In the real world, Team Obama's actions in this wretched matter come very close to the statutory definition of negligent homicide, but in the world which the president and the Clintons occupy, it's just the politics of personal destruction carried to its natural conclusion..” [source, BREAKING - WH Responsible For Murder? Blocked Rapid Response To Benghazi?, July 24, 2013, PipeLineNews.org]
By EMERSON VERMAAT
September 1, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Yasmina Haifi, a senior Dutch-Moroccan Ministry of Security and Justice official in the Hague, claimed on Twitter in August that ISIS (the notorious terror organization “Islamic State of Syria and Iraq”) “has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name.” Haifi is project leader at the Ministry’s National Cyber Security Center which is also directly linked to the Dutch National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV). Pro-Palestinian Haifi also described herself “as an activist for the Dutch Labor Party” (PvdA).
The Ministry and the NCTV distanced themselves from Haifi’s controversial views and suspended her from her job. But the arrogant Haifi insisted that her views were right and that she was fully entitled to express them. A Facebook campaign in support of Haifi was even launched: “We support government official Yasmina Haifi.” However, it is not true that government officials are allowed to freely air highly controversial views.
Moreover, the very first to launch the latest anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that ISIS is a Mossad/CIA creation were the Iranians. On July 19, 2014, “Time” quoted Iran’s English language daily newspaper, the “Tehran Times.” This newspaper translated “a scoop by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) which cited a purported interview with National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden.” According to the article, Snowden had described a joint U.S., British and Israeli effort to “create a terrorist organization capable of centralizing all extremist actions accross the world.” “The plan, according to IRNA, was code-named Beehive – or in other translations, Hornet’s Nest – and it was devised to protect Israel from security threats by diverting attention to the newly manufactured regional enemy: ISIS.” (There is no evidence, however, that Snowden said something to that effect, but I do not doubt that Putin’s efficient spies find Snowden’s revelations on the NSA highly useful.)
Back in 2001, the Iranians were also among the first to launch the outlandish conspiracy theory that Israel and the Mossad were behind the 9/11 attacks. “Al-Manar,” Hezbollah’s television station in Lebanon, claimed on September 17, 2001, that Jews hadn’t come to work at New York’s World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11. (An outright lie, of course.) And Iran’s conservative daily newspaper “Kayhan” wrote on October 2, 2001: “It is known that 4,000 Jews worked at the WTC in New York and that these people did not come to work that day.” Similar 9/11 conspiracy theories gained wide acceptance among Muslims. Even in Germany, France and the United States silly authors wrote bestsellers claiming that the CIA and the Mossad – and not radical Muslims – instigated the 9/11 attacks.
Haifi claims that “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam,” and that “many Muslims believe that ISIS (or IS) is not Islamic.” The same nonsense was repeated by Arie Boomsma who makes TV shows in Holland. Dutch columnist Sylvain Ephimenco who also speaks and reads Arab, does not agree. He writes in the liberal Dutch daily newspaper “Trouw” that ISIS/IS simply follows the example and teachings of the Muslim prophet Mohammed. He quotes Islamic historian Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari (838-923). In 627 Mohammed beheaded 700 tot 900 members of the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe. And “hordes of Muslim warriors” conquered the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia and Europe, beheading unbelievers, selling women as sex slaves, destroying churches and temples, Ephimenco writes. And he then asks the proper question: “What is the difference between the acts of horror committed by Caliph Al-Baghdadi and the prophet Mohammed?”
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is the self-proclaimed Caliph of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS). The mass executions conducted by ISIS/IS remind me of the way the Nazis executed about two million Jews and non-Jews in Russia between the Summer of 1941 and early 1944. (I am currently writing a book on the murderous Nazi “Einsatzgruppen.”)
August 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Numerous sources are reporting that as many as 200 American citizens have traveled to Syria and Iraq to wage jihad.
This presents a deadly serious challenge to U.S. national security in that as citizens with valid passports, unless they can be identified as members of an FTO, they can freely re-enter the country where they can bring Islam’s bloody religious war home.
In response, Congressman Frank Wolf [R-VA] is co-sponsoring a piece of legislation, H.R. 4223, the International Conflicts of Concern Act, which, if enacted, will prevent these people from returning so easily.
In a statement just released, Mr. Wolf said:
“We have already seen one example of an American suicide bomber who returned to Florida from Syria just months before driving a truck with explosives into a building. Incredibly, he traveled to and from Syria with impunity – because there are no restrictions on Americans going there. It is imperative that the U.S. take proactive steps to discourage Americans from travelling to Syria to link up with these groups. Currently, unless the U.S. has solid evidence that they have joined one of these terrorist groups, the FBI can’t detain and arrest suspects upon their return…Equally important, the U.S. is not taking any substantial steps to discourage Americans from going over to fight – and these would-be fighters can see there is little price to pay for doing so. This is an untenable situation that puts our country at greater risk of attack from a radicalized American who trains and fights with these groups and later returns home.
…H.R. 4223, the International Conflicts of Concern Act…would give the president authority to temporarily restrict travel and material support to countries like Syria, where foreign fighters from the U.S. and Europe are linking up with ISIS and other foreign terrorist organizations. The president could also add additional countries of concern should this conflict spill over into other countries, like we have seen in Iraq…
This bill is a commonsense solution to a dangerous challenge that we face from groups like ISIS – groups that are seeking to recruit Americans to fight with them and potentially return to the U.S. to commit attacks…”
It’s of vital concern that this matter be dealt with as soon as possible, the prospect of highly trained and motivated American citizens engaging in multiple acts of war against the United States is far too great a risk to take.
Item: Team O decides to partner with Assad.
August 25, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – This deep into Obama’s second term most reasonable observers of issues relating to national security know that the President is so completely inept when it comes to foreign policy that it’s frightening.
His actions regarding what is Biblically described as Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are now front and center, though with a lap-dog-media, news from that region is censored at best.
Knowing what is going on in that area with any degree of accuracy takes work because even the most horrific events coming from that part of the world, if reported at all have no legs as far as the MSM is concerned.
This is intentional. The NYT, WashPost, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC don’t want the public to be immersed in the blood flowing as a result of the actions of ISIS.
Genocide of Christians?
A brief search of Google News reveals that no major U.S. newspaper is covering it. Of the MSM, only Politico makes brief reference to the systematic depravity being carried out against the world’s oldest Christian community and the Yazidis, a Kurdish derivation of Zoroastrianism.
Over the airwaves it seems that only Fox News has dealt with the topic in any amount of detail.
So allow us to present a partial thumbnail of how we got to this state of affairs, one which we note will not be easily solved.
The President set the tone very early in his first term.
By WILLIAM MAYER
August 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a piece recently appearing on these pages [William Mayer, New York Times’ Coded Jew Hatred: Running Body Count During Gaza Operation ] this author noted that while the legacy media had discontinued daily, front page body counts showing casualties in America’s ongoing Middle East conflicts as a service to President Obama, the practice once again surfaced during the war in Gaza.
The media’s over-the-top bias in favor of the HAMAS terrorists is unremarkable.
The press will always cover the war on terror from the perspective that the West is at fault. What is different is that now that a running tally of U.S. military casualties is off limits because the current resident of the Oval Office is Black, it’s the Israeli Jews who are now taking the brunt of leftist rage and hatred.
As we concluded in the above referenced piece:
“…In the Gaza operation, hatred of America is undoubtedly, one of the motivating factors in the media’s pro-“Palestinian” tilt because until very recently, it was one of America’s few bedrock allies and is thus a natural target for the left.
But there is a darker component at work here, Jew hatred.
But how can this be when the New York Times, America’s “paper of record,” has been run by the descendants of Adolph Ochs’ [son of immigrant German Jews] extended family [it was Ochs’ daughter who married Arthur Hays Sulzberger] since he bought the paper in 1896?
Our working theory?
Easy…the people who now run the New York Times are post-Zionists. Can you expect these highly educated, sophisticated people to actually believe the fable that God gave Israel to the Jews? Of course not, it clashes with nearly every fiber of their being. To them the very concept of a “chosen people” screams racism…”
Now we find the Times once again attacking Jews whose only sin is to defend themselves.
August 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The heavy hand of Team Obama’s racist administration is now in full public view regarding the insurrection currently taking place in Ferguson, MO.
It should now be obvious to anyone concerned about national security that the President, his AG Eric Holder, the DOJ’s inappropriately named Civil Rights Division and other governmental agencies are feverishly working to stoke the flames of racial hatred, hoping to set off a race war in the United States.
Yes, you read that correctly. Team Obama is fully invested in creating enough ethnic tension in the African American community so that racial warfare becomes likely, if not inevitable.
Obama has a long history of leveraging anti-white sentiment within the black community into increased political power.
The arrest of Henry Louis Gates, the killing of Trayvon Martin and now the unfortunate bloodshed in Ferguson.
In all of these case Barack Obama involved himself in racially charged incidents which were statutorily none of his business. But instead of trying to promote harmony and a coming together of the American people over matters of race, he deliberately poured gasoline on these smoldering fires, reflexively siding with the black “victims” in these cases.
In all three of these incidents, the side he chose was clearly in the wrong, as proven by subsequent investigations.
By BEILA RABINOWITZ
August 13, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Not surprisingly this tweet is causing a major uproar in Holland. It is one more proof that Muslims in government and political positions need to be monitored.
Yasmina Haifi worked for 9 years in the Ministry of Security and Justice and by a branch of the National Coordinator for Combatting Terrorism And Security (NCTV). She is also an official in the Labor party (PvdA). Of course she deleted the tweets and is now backtracking but as they say in Dutch: “het kwaad is al gescheid" i.e., it’s too late, and she has been summarily dismissed from her post.
It is terrifying to contemplate what kind of secret information this ISIS sympathizer was privy to and that she was considered to be a "moderate Muslim.”
There is a pattern here.
Just like the Grand Mufti of Al Azhar and other major Islamic organizations such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation couldnt bring themselves to issue a full throated condemnation ISIS but instead took issue with them because they 'tarnished the image of Islam as a peaceful religion'. Halifi who was doubtless viewed as a moderate, takes this sociopathic reluctance to condemn ISIS and admit it is part and parcel of Islam by calling it a Jewish plot. In the article she says that "the terror group cannot be Islamic because their deeds "stand directly in contradiction to Islam.”
August 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Lawfare Project is an organization which has sought to focus public opinion on "’the use of the law as a weapon of war" and the abuse of Western laws and judicial systems to achieve strategic military or political ends.”
The group has just released a report detailing the complicity of a U.N educational agency in an ongoing program of radicalizing the Arab children residing in Judea, Samaria and Gaza using U.N. schools [see, Ban Ki-moon Overlooks UN Agency's Complicity in Hamas War Crimes Targeting Palestinian Children ].
“The Lawfare Project expresses its deep concern at UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's failure to acknowledge a UN agency's complicity in Hamas war crimes carried out against Palestinian children. Last week, Ki-moon spoke at a summit in Costa Rica, following the shelling of an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip's Jabalia Camp. During his address, the Secretary-General callously neglected to condemn UNRWA, which, together with Hamas, is directly targeting Palestinian children with reprehensible violence.”
The Lawfare Project has joined with the Center for Near East Policy Research in producing a video, Camp Jihad, which documents the degree to which UNWRA schools are being used as Islamist indoctrination centers.
That U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has so far, refused to condemn Hamas is telling, because upon examination the United Nations is working hand-in-glove with Hamas, taking an active role in fomenting hatred among Arab youth. Since its numerous agencies receive their funding from and report directly back to the U.N. we draw no distinction between them.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
August 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - “From the rostrum of the Reichstag I prophesied to Jewry that, in the event of war’s proving inevitable, the Jew would disappear from Europe. That race of criminals has on its conscience the two million dead of the First World War, and now already hundreds of thousands more. Let nobody tell me that all the same we can’t park them in the marshy parts of Russia! Who’s worrying about our troops. It’s not a bad idea, by the way, that public rumor attributes to us a plan to exterminate the Jews. Terror is a salutary thing. The attempt to create a Jewish state will be a failure.”
This is what Nazi leader Adolf Hitler said on October 25, 1941, in the presence of “Reichsführer SS” Heinrich Himmler and SS General Reinhard Heydrich. Both Himmler and Heydrich were the architects of the Nazi project to kill six million Jews in Europe – the so-called “Holocaust.”
Hitler and Himmler sided with the Palestinians and the Arabs. Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini, de Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was on very close terms with Hitler, Himmler and Adolf Eichmann. They shared their common hatred for the Jews – all the Jews. Hitler wanted to conquer the Middle East, “liberate” Palestine – a British mandate at the time. He wanted to reinstate the Grand mufti who was in exile in Germany between November 1941 and April 1945. “When we shall have arrived in the Southern Caucasus, then the time of the liberation of the Arabs will have arrived,” Hitler told the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at their meeting in Berlin on November 28, 1941. “The hour will strike when you will be the lord of the supreme word and not only the conveyer of our declarations.”
On July 4, 1943, Haj Amin al-Husseini had an important and friendly meeting with Himmler. Himmler confided to him: “Thus, up to now we have liquidated three million of them,” Jews, that is. This is what al-Husseini wrote in his 1999 memoirs. This quote can be found in the recent study “Nazis, Islamists and the Making of the Modern Middle East” written by Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz.
By WILLIAM MAYER
July 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As if its biased reporting on the Gaza campaign weren’t enough, the New York Times has now started running a daily body count as the Israelis continue to hammer HAMAS. [see, Karen Yourish and Josh Keller, The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day]
This journo-stunt is of course intended to present the Israelis as uncaring butchers of innocents; that narrative being consistent with the Times’ editorial stance.
Though the current phase of the Israeli-HAMAS war is of recent origin, the body count tactic is a well used tool of the left as it seeks to manipulate public opinion.
During the majority of the GW Bush administration, the Times and other legacy media outlets published an above the fold, front page body count - showing the number of dead and injured - as the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq played out.
This was a small part in the non-stop effort by the left to provide aid and comfort to the enemy in hopes of the U.S. losing both of these wars, an outcome to which Team Obama is fully committed.
The media strategy here is pretty basic, create a constant drum-roll of bad news so that the American people lose faith and become convinced that conflicts are unwinnable and ultimately not worthy of their support.
The body count game was perfected during the Vietnam war and in that context did exactly what its authors intended, persuading the public that the U.S. had been militarily defeated when in actuality it was winning on the battlefield. That the situation on the ground in Vietnam bore little resemblance to the negative reportage coming from the Western press was of no consequence. Thus the overwhelming majority of the American public came to believe the “war is lost” narrative, promulgated in large part by CBS’ chief anchor Walter Cronkite. It was Cronkite, after all, who was responsible for the fable that the 1968 Tet Offensive was the United States’ Dien Bien Phu when in reality it was so disastrous for the North Vietnamese and the VC that subsequent diplomatic communications indicated that they felt they had lost the war.
The template has been the same ever since; as soon as the U.S. becomes militarily involved or moves in that direction, out comes the disinformation machine.mAs a consequence of the 24x7 info-news cycle, a large chunk of the daily routine of running a huge military campaign has to be devoted to public relations messaging.
July 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Hamas is one of the Western legacy media’s favored children and the degree to which it pimps for the group is really pretty remarkable.
There’s very little outright criticism of HAMAS by the press and what does exist is winnowed through a weird sieve in which conflation rules. There is little the group can do where some enterprising and creative journo can’t gin-up some kind of equivalency or “contextualize” the matter with reference to a similar “atrocity” committed by the Israelis.
Some headlines, culled at random:
UN “News” Center – “As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN Rights Council agrees probe into alleged ‘war crimes’”
WashPost – “When Israel raised the heat on Gaza before, civilian casualties soared”
ABC News – “Casualty Numbers Raise Questions About Gaza War”
CNN – “Is Hamas using human shields in Gaza? The answer is complicated.”
WashPost Blog – “The lopsided death tolls in Israel-Palestinian conflicts”
What’s really happening on the ground:
1. IDF destroys HAMAS tunnel:
2. IDF reroutes missile to save potential civilian casualties:
3. HAMAS firing missile at Israeli civilians from Muslim cemetery:
July 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – We have confirmed from multiple first-hand sources that HAMAS terrorists have dragged babies into combat, using them as human shields while attacking.
The non-state-owned media backs this story up, for example:
“One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other…” [source, Shimon Cohen, Maayana Miskin, Soldier: Terrorists Charged with Babies in Hand, Arutz Sheva]
It is established fact that HAMAS and other Muslim terrorists routinely use the most defenseless in their societies to protect them during attacks. If the IDF or other counter-terror force responds and any of these children are injured then there is a hungry legacy media primed and ready to push the anti-Semitic “Zionist killer” narrative.
We have noted several large MSM news sources which are feverishly claiming that HAMAS doesn’t use children as human shields, unfortunately for them HAMAS has admitted this is standard policy for them.
The UK Independent, a hard left cesspool of misinformation, actually published an article claiming that the HAMAS – child shield story is a “myth.”
Below, translated video provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute [MEMRI].
Below, a HAMAS MP admitting that Muslim terrorists are using women, the elderly and children as human shields.
Who are your going to believe, the legacy media or your lying eyes?
By WILLIAM MAYER
July 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Today a brief glance at some of the world’s terror hot spots.
Egypt - President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has vowed to avenge the recent terrorist attack against Egyptian troops in the al-Wadi al-Jadid governorate which left 22 dead. Al-Wadi al-Jadid is located in central/southwestern Egypt and comprises about 1/3 of the country’s territory. El-Sisi has charged unnamed terrorists and members of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood for the violence.
Al-Wadi al-Jidad and Libya share a border and security concerns have risen since President Obama/NATO’s short-lived but effective air war against the nation which deposed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi and thoroughly destabilized the country. Libya now serves as something of a terror central haven for jihadists as well as a source and shipping point for heavy weapons which were looted from Gaddafi’s armories after his death. Arguably the most dangerous piece of hardware to come out of Libya’s huge stockpile are shoulder fired surface to air missiles of varying types, some of which are quite sophisticated. El-Sisi, who so far has showed a remarkable talent for pulling together a country which was in tatters in the wake of Morsi’s terrorist government, fears that Libya’s instability represents a major threat to Egypt’s national security as the attack on al-Wadi al-Jadid proved.
Iraq/Syria - As ISIS consolidates power in Iraq its gains in that country are having a negative effect on its neighbor, Syria. The rout of the Iraqi army has provided Baghdadi’s “caliphate,” with great quantities of U.S. supplied heavy weapons, which along with the hundreds of millions looted from Iraqi banks have reinvigorated the Sunni jihadists which have been fighting against the Assad government since shortly after the initial 2011 uprising.
Gaza - The war continues to expand with Israel now driving deep into Gaza in combined operations designed to hamstring HAMAS by destroying the network of tunnels the group uses as shelter and to gain access to the Jewish state. Important pieces of HAMAS infrastructure have also come under attack including its command/control centers. HAMAS continues the practice of using its people as human shields in a so-far successful attempt [the Western media doesn’t need much pushing to tilt towards the terrorists against the Israelis] to influence world public opinion. Secretary of State Kerry has been a constant presence during the conflict, displaying a particularly oafish approach to the now entirely discredited “peace process” which has greatly harmed U.S. credibility in the region.
What the conflict comes down to is really quite simple, paraphrasing Daniel Pipes PhD; it’s a war between civilization and barbarism, with HAMAS representing the latter. As Israeli PM Netanyahu succinctly puts it, "Here's the difference between us. We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."
Hamas-Like Tactics - Administration Using Children As Human Shields In Political Warfare
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
July 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Just when it seemed that immigration reform was moribund in Congress, a new wrinkle has been added to the immigration controversy.
Upwards of 60,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the United States illegally since April of this year. They have for the most part entered through the Southern border of Texas and are largely from Central America. This has changed the terms of the immigration debate since children have traditionally been treated with more sensitivity and circumspection than adults.
What’s the background of this, and who are the players?
First, in Third World culture the young are often treated simply as small adults with no special statues afforded to childhood. In South American countries young children are often sent out on the streets to beg, sometimes even intentionally disfigured to make them more appealing figures, especially to tourists.
These children are more often than many realize, used as underage, unwilling prostitutes.
The Obama administration has [with the ever compliant legacy media rolling over without protest] imposed a media blackout, generally refusing to allow pictures of the “children.”
In the West this used to be called press censorship.
The few government approved photo ops presented for media consumption are hand selected and staged to present the administration to best effect. Workers in these detention centers [many supplied by complicit faux-Christian church groups] have been sworn to silence. Medical personnel have been threatened and forbidden to discuss what they are observing, teeming hordes of young illiterates, some of whom carry deadly infections or “childhood” diseases which were once common but have through increased attention to public health and hygiene, been almost completely eliminated here in the United States.
A casual look at group pictures of these illegals, seems to indicate that many of these “children” are in their teens and are disproportionately boys - some of whom are undoubtedly gang members.
July 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The public policy group America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI) is holding a Wednesday news conference to discuss Bill Ayers’ recent appearance on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News program and the campaign to whitewash the activities of the communist terrorists who were murdering policemen and FBI agents during the 1960s and 70s. ASI President Cliff Kincaid says the Ayers appearance is one aspect of a campaign to rehabilitate Ayers and his communist comrades, some of whom remain in prison and are demanding presidential pardons.
The news conference is being held at 1:00 pm Wednesday in the Zenger room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC. 20045. It is open to the press and the public.
Kincaid will release a statement on the controversy from former FBI agent Max Noel, who is “extremely disappointed” in Kelly’s interview of Ayers, including her failure to talk about a Weather Underground bomb factory where Ayers’ fingerprints were found. Kincaid will show photos of that bomb factory and the bomb-making equipment found there.
Broadcaster and television producer Jerry Kenney will talk about the factors that led cable television news to morph into what has become the news-entertainment genre and how Fox News CEO Roger Ailes' approach to communications and on-air production techniques are designed to create the illusion of news. “The result is a 24/7 news cycle that is high on hype and low on substance,” Kenney says.
July 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Though it’s generally been accepted that Boko Haram was responsible for the June 25 blast at a Lagos, Nigeria fuel depot, the group hadn’t taken credit for it.
In the interim this has allowed government officials to not only deny that Boko was involved, but make the absurd claim that the explosion wasn’t caused by a bomb.
“Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES after the Lagos incident, Ngozi Braide, the Lagos State Police Spokesperson, said the explosion was caused by a tanker conveying petrol. “There is nothing whatsoever suggesting that it was a bomb explosion, it was a tanker loaded with fuel that burst into flames,” Ms. Braide said. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, attributed the cause of the fire to a gas cylinder explosion.” [source, Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Lagos Blast , African Premium Times]
Today the government’s fairy tale regarding the Lagos carnage ended, with Abubakar Shekau [Boko Haram’s emir] stating publicly that, “A bomb went off in Lagos. I ordered (the bomber) who went and detonated it," Shekau said.” [source Tim Cocks and Isaac Abrak, Boko Haram leader claims blast in Nigeria's Lagos, Reuters, Africa]
Though Nigeria’s citizens would be far better off knowing the truth about what is happening in their country and who was causing the bloodshed, the government knows better. In the face of a growing Islamist rebellion, officials at every level of government have either lied about or attempted to minimize the terror group’s role in the worsening crisis. In what would be a comical aside were not the stakes in this conflict so high, Nigerian spokesmen at one point this year claimed the organization's leader, Abubakar Shekau, had been killed. This was of course immediately followed by a video showing a very alive Shekau taunting Jonathan’s government.
July 11, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – While world attention has turned to the renewed intensity of the Syrian/Iraqi conflict, especially with regard to ISSA [ see for example, William Mayer, The Exponential Growth of Revolutionary Islam Under President Obama , PipeLineNews.org] it’s important to remember that, unfortunately, jihadist terror in Africa continues to ramp up.
This is especially true in the case of Nigeria’s Boko Haram.
On June 25, the Nigerian al-Qaeda franchise bombed a fuel depot in Lagos resulting in numerous casualties. The toll could have been horrific if any of the fuel containers had been set ablaze, the obvious intent of the attack.
It now appears that the blast was the result of a suicide driver at the wheel of a bomb laden vehicle and not, as previously though, a vehicle IED, parked curbside. [for further reference: Boko Haram Fuel Depot Attack Was Suicide Bombing Security Analysts Say , LA Times]
The conflict is gaining vigor as the death toll continues to rise. But the response to Boko Haram’s mayhem by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been oddly muddled.
Why have the Nigerian Armed Forces [numbering well over 200,000 men] failed so abysmally in combating the group?
On dozens of occasions official spokesmen have claimed huge victories by government forces over the terror group and been then forced to recant their words when it becomes apparent that the claims were intentionally misleading. [see , It Looks Like Nigeria Is Trying To Cover Up Boko Haram’s Latest Attack , Business Insider]
Whenever possible the government intentionally under-counts casualties and exaggerates the number of enemy KIA, before having to revise them upwards as the truth leaks out.
“Nigeria’s military forces are clearly unable to contain this threat. It’s actually worse than that as President Jonathan has at times directed his press representatives to claim that Boko Haram’s leader, Shekau, had been killed and group was in disarray. These claims have always been followed by an increase in terror activity, often accompanied by videos featuring an obviously very much alive Abubakar Shekau.” [ Nigeria’s Boko Haram Hell , PipeLineNews.org]
July 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Israel is on a war footing. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has promised that HAMAS will pay a heavy price for the renewed conflict, which stems from the terrorist group’s murder of three Israeli teens a week ago.
As many as 40,000 IDF reservists might be called up in preparation for what appears to be a land-based offensive against Gaza’s HAMAS government.
On Monday and Tuesday over 100 air and sea strikes were carried out, most likely a precursor to a further action in Gaza. Hard hit in these operations were Rafah and Gaza City.
In the relative lull in military confrontations post Israel’s 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, Iran has taken the opportunity to arm HAMAS with an advanced missile capable of reaching Tel Aviv.
"Hamas’ most dangerous weapon in its arsenal is the Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles, capable of striking Tel Aviv. In 2012, during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas unloaded some of its Fajr-5’s towards Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Most security experts concur that the Fajr-5 has been smuggled into Gaza and the West Bank by the Iranian government. [source, Jordan Schachtel, Israel Prepares For Possible Ground War To Stop Hamas , BreitBart]
By EMERSON VERMAAT
July 7. 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - A former Guantanamo Bay (“Gitmo”) detainee was arrested in Spain on June 16. Moroccan immigrant Lahsen Ikassrien was the leader of a Madrid based network that recruited jihadists for the so-called “holy war” (“jihad”) in Syria. Once in Syria, the jihadists from Spain were to join the highly successful terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – or more recently simply “Islamic State.” Back in 2001 Lahsen Ikassrien was captured in Afghanistan where he had joined the Taliban and al-Qaeda. He was transfered by the Americans to Guantanamo Bay, but released in 2005. He invariably denied that he was part of al-Qaeda, but American interrogators did not believe him. Yet, the decision was taken to release him.
Ikassrien’s release in 2005 was a very bad decision indeed. Just like so many other former Gitmo detainees, Ikassrien returned to terrorism once he was back in Spain. Another former Gitmo detainee who returned to terrorism after his release was a Saeed al-Shihri. He even became the number two of Yemen’s highly dangerous al-Qaeda network and was killed by a U.S. drone attack in July 2013. Moazzam Begg, another former Gitmo detainee, was arrested in Britain last February. This second-generation Pakistani immigrant is believed to have “attended a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas.”
Nine people were arrested in Madrid in June. Seven of them were Moroccan immigrants. They were Lahcen Ikassrien, Mohamed Khaloukh Darouani, Abdeslam el Haddouti, Oriane Chergui, Younes Zayyad, Nabil Benazzou Benhaddou and Mohamed Bouyakhlev. About fifty jihadists from Spain have now joined the jihad in Syria.
Proliferation of dangerous al-Qaeda networks in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
Islamic radicalism and terrorism pose the most serious threat to international peace and security today. Very dangerous al-Qaeda networks are proliferating in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.