September 29, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Anwar al-Awlaki, the American born al-Qaeda leader living in Yemen was killed this morning in a drone attack according to numerous reports. Several of his aides were also killed.
"The source said that Awlaki that is a leader at al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed along with the US citizen of Pakistani origin Sameer Khan and two other al-Qaeda fighters in al-Jawf province in the north of Yemen. Tribal sources said that Awlaki was killed along with other fighters in an airstrike targeted two cars carrying al-Awlaki and some other al-Qaeda fighters in al-Jawf province...AL-Jawf, and Marib provinces are two strongholds of al-Qaeda in the north of Yemen while Shabwah and Abyan provinces are other two strongholds of al-Qaeda in the South of Yemen."
[source, Mohammed al-Kibsi, Al-Qaeda Leader Awlaki Killed In Airstrike In North, Yemen Observer, http://www.yobserver.com/front-page/10021471.html]
Al-Awlaki is thought to have played a key role in al-Qaeda's online outreach to jihadists and has been linked to numerous acts of terrorism including the 2009 attempted Christmas bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253, while on the ground in Detroit. Additionally Awlaki was considered to have been a major influence on Major Nidal Hasan's jihad at Ft. Hood, Texas [November 3, 2009], which resulted in the death of 13 servicemen.
It is not known what effect Awlaki's death will have on Yemen's ongoing civil strife or al-Qaeda's operations in North Africa.
September 29, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The terrorist group Hezb'allah, based in Lebanon, is establishing "resistance cells" worldwide under the direction of Iran, according to Mohammad Hussein Babai, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the province of Golestan.
The cells are already infiltrating the United States with the help of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and drug cartels.
The Iranian Student News Agency, which is close to the Guards, reported last week that Babai, during a press conference, revealed that these jihadist cells began forming after the 2006 Lebanon war between Israel and Hezb'allah, and with the current Islamic Awakening, they have expanded their operations.
Their mission, Babai said, is to help create an Islam-dominated world.
September 29, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Rezwan Ferdaus, a 26 year old U.S. citizen, was arrested yesterday in a plot to bomb the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon.
In addition to the planned attack, Ferdaus was charged with attempting to provide, "...material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically to al Qaeda, in order to carry out attacks on U.S. soldiers stationed overseas," said an FBI press release.
About the case U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz stated, ?our top priority is to protect our nation from terrorism and national security threats. The conduct alleged today shows that Mr. Ferdaus had long planned to commit violent acts against our country, including attacks on the Pentagon and our nation?s Capitol. Thanks to the diligence of the FBI and our many other law enforcement partners, that plan was thwarted..."
September 29, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Last week, I attended a symposium that clarified for me exactly why Iran is the single greatest existential threat to the United States and the free world today.
The symposium panel consisted not of some off-the-wall Cassandras, but rather of some the soberest most serious thinkers in the field of national security. Among them were:
Lt. General (ret.) Thomas McInerney, Air Force; member of the Iran Policy Committee;
Brigadier General (ret.) Ken Chrosniak, U.S. Army War College, Bronze Star recipient;
Reza Kahlili, Ex-CIA spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards; author of the award-winning book A Time To Betray; Instructor at the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy of the Dept. of Defense;
Lt. Col. (ret.) Tony Shaffer, U.S. Army, Bronze Star recipient and Senior Intelligence Officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency;
Clare Lopez, strategic policy and intelligence expert on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counterterrorism issues.
I put these names up front to demonstrate that this is not just me trying to stir up the pot.
September 28, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - By the lopsided vote of 158-11, reflecting a commendable basic distrust of CAIR's takiyya practitioners, on Monday evening the Broward County GOP rejected an application for membership in the group by Nezar Hamze, the exec. dir. of the S. Florida chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.
As the Miami Herald characterized the meeting, "Republicans, who changed their rules to publicly vet Nezar Hamze and then vote on his application by secret ballot, said they didn?t oppose him because he was a Muslim - but because he is associated with the Center [sic] for American-Islamic Relations, whose Washington-area affiliate was an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terrorism indictment..." [source, Broward GOP blocks Muslim activist from top committee at raucous meeting, Miami Herald Blog, http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2011/09/broward-gop-blocks-muslim-activist-from-top-committee-at-raucous-meeting.html#ixzz1ZGsVfGh9]
Florida Republicans have become accustomed to Hamze's combative antics, the most recent of which found Rep. Allan West [R-FL] revealing him to be an ill-mannered Islamist propagandist during a spirited town hall meeting.
The prospect of Islamists infiltrating the GOP remains a very real concern especially after the experience of the G.W. Bush administration which allowed Abdulahman Alamoudi [the founder of the American Muslim Council] to gain high level access to administration decision makers at a time when Alamoudi was conducting terrorist activities. Alamoudi plead guilty to terror-related
September 28, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a sign of growing belligerence no doubt buoyed by a hapless US administration, yesterday, Iran's Naval Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that his nation intends to deploy part of its navy just off the US Atlantic coast.
According to a statement released by Iran's state controlled PressTV Sayyari said, "Just like the global hegemony that is present near our marine borders, we ? also plan to establish a strong presence near US marine borders." [source, Iran to deploy vessels near US waters, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/201424.html]]
So far, US administration officials have not publicly responded to the threat, but the announcement coming on the heels of Team Obama's demonstration of timidity and weakness in dealing with Friday's UN vote on the establishment of a "Palestinian" state, can't be reassuring.
With Hezbollah [Iran's proxy army] cells already established from South America north to Mexico the prospect of Iranian naval vessels - possibly equipped with EMP capabilities [please see, Reza Kahlili, EMP Attack By Iran Could Destroy America] - just miles off our Eastern Coast must be unsettling even to Obama's team of amateurish appeasers.
September 27, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The National Conference on Jewish Affairs [NCJA] today denounced the moral equivalence employed by Team Obama, the majority of the UN and most of the American media in casting the Prime Minister of the State of Israel and the president of the Hamas-controlled [i.e. terrorist-controlled] Palestinian Authority as being equally dedicated to achieving a genuine and lasting peace in the Middle East.
According to Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, President Obama made conditional his veto of the PA's bid for U.N. recognition, forcing PM Netanyahu to agree to continued US funding of the Arabs now living in Judea & Samaria [the West Bank].
The NCJA also strongly criticized the conspicuous absence and silence of many Jewish establishment organization officials in the recent battle over the unilateral declaration of a sovereign Arab Palestinian state.
September 27, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - We reported on these pages [see, Libyan Shoulder Fired Missiles Already In Jihadist's Hands?, PipeLineNews.org, https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=libya8242011101%2Ehtm] a month ago, that the threat of Libya's stockpile of 20,000 missiles [ground to air and air to air] ultimately falling into the hands of North African based jihadists was such a distinct possibility that it might have already taken place at the time of that writing.
With the country now in complete turmoil and absent a significant U.S. ground presence, the possibility of corralling the shoulder fired missiles is impossible. In fact there is reason to suspect that the most advanced missiles are already in the hands of North African al-Qaeda operatives.
"...al-Qaeda's offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's president said in an interview to be published March 28.
Idriss Deby Itno did not say how many were stolen, but told the African weekly Jeune Afrique that he was '100 percent sure' of his assertion.
'The Islamists of al-Qaida took advantage of the pillaging of arsenals in the rebel zone to acquire arms, including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries in Tenere..." [source, AFP, Al-Qaida Snatched Missiles in Libya: Chad President, Defense News, March, 25, 2011, http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=6060143]
Today, multiple sources are reporting that Libya's rocket arsenal has disappeared in the tumult ensuing from Team Obama's ill-planned military adventurism. [see, Nightmare in Libya: 20,000 Surface-to-Air Missiles Missing, ABC News, http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/nightmare-libya-20000-surface-air-missiles-missing/story?id=14610199]
September 26, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a case that came to be known as that of the "Irvine 11," an Orange County jury has found 10 of the 11 defendants guilty of disrupting a February 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. Their sentencing amounted to a slap-on-the-wrist at best, 56 hrs of community service and two years of a very loose form of probation.
Throttling of free speech by radical Muslim college students has become a familiar and accepted tactic on most major American campuses, which are now often serving as test beds for the type of civilizational jihad advocated by the Muslim Brotherhood and its numerous American front groups.
Understandably this stidently anti-democratic and bigoted mindset has made UC Irvine a particularly unfriendly campus for Jewish students who constantly complain of Muslim thuggery, racial and religious slurs and other forms of harassment. The campus features a yearly "anti-apartheid" week during which Israel and Jews are pilloried.
"...There, on the campus of the University of California at Irvine, Jewish students were physically and verbally harassed, threatened, shoved, stalked, and targeted by rock-throwing groups and individuals. Jewish property was defaced with swastikas, and a Holocaust memorial was vandalized. Signs were posted on campus showing a Star of David dripping with blood. Jews were chastised for arrogance by public speakers whose appearance at the institution was subsidized by the university. They were called "dirty Jew" and "fucking Jew," told to "go back to Russia" and "burn in hell," and heard other students and visitors to the campus urge one another to "slaughter the Jews." One Jewish student who wore a pin bearing the flags of the United States and Israel was told to "take off that pin or we'll beat your ass." Another was told, "Jewish students are the plague of mankind" and "Jews should be finished off in the ovens." [source, Kenneth Marcus, A Blind Eye To Campus Anti-Semitism?," Commentary Magazine, http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/a-blind-eye-to-campus-anti-semitism/]
September 16, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a clear departure from the pablum most of the GOP presidential hopefuls are serving up, Newt Gingrich - during an exclusive interview conducted by members of The United West - states that under a Gingrich administration his Dept. of Justice would fully and vigorously investigate American Muslim Brotherhood front groups.
Although active in the United States since the 1950s and despite the fact that the organization proudly advocates violent jihad - "Allah is our objective, The Prophet is our leader, Qur'an is our law, Jihad is our way, Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope" - the Muslim Brotherhood has escaped major legal scrutiny in this country primarily due to the perverse multiculturalism which has infected DC and stayed the hand of justice.
September 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - With the UN vote on the question of "Palestinian" statehood drawing ever closer, Israel finds itself at a distinct disadvantage in the public relations war of ideas over the matter.
As related by Ronn Torrosian, CEO of one of America's largest PR firms [5WPR] in a September 5 Op Ed, the Jewish state has so far refused to retain a single American public relations firm to help manage its message as the time for decision in the UN nears, "...not a single major American Jewish Organization nor the Israeli government has a US PR Agency..." [source, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10582]
In marked contrast, the Islamists who are leading the UN effort have followed the same pattern for success that brought them international support in their effort to create an Islamic state within the confines of the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s, when the Croats went pro, allegedly hiring [see, Source Watch, http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ruder_Finn's_work_for_Croatia] the Ruder Finn Global Public Affairs firm based in DC to manage their message.
Thus was created the myth that Serbia was carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims upon which quickly followed a US led [Gen. Wesley Clarke] military intervention under the auspices of NATO which included indiscriminate bombings.
Proof of the existence of the "mass graves" attesting to ethnic cleansing has yet to be found...easily explained...it don't exist, the allegation was a hoax.
September 12, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - U.S. Congressman Pete King [R-NY] whose Homeland Security Committee has investigating the forces which are believed to be associated with increasing radicalism among U.S. Muslims, will testify tomorrow [9/13/11] before the British House of Commons Select Committee on Home Affairs.
The Brit Home Affairs Committee is chaired by Keith Vaz MP. Its inquiry is entitled "Roots of Violent Radicalisation."
Regarding this historic appearance [Mr. King is the first American legislator to so testify] the Congressman said:
"While I have consistently stated the overwhelming majority of Muslim-Americans are outstanding people, the reality is that radicalization within the Muslim-American community by al-Qaeda and its affiliates is a real threat to the security of our homeland. Fortunately, the Obama Administration recognizes this. The President's deputy national security advisor has warned that 'al-Qaeda and its adherents have increasingly turned to?attempting to recruit and radicalize people to terrorism here in the United States?for the express purpose of trying to convince Muslim Americans to reject their country and attack their fellow Americans.' Attorney General Eric Holder said this is what keeps him awake at night. Clearly it is an issue that absolutely must be addressed, as I have begun to do with these hearings. I am honored to have been invited by Chairman Vaz to testify before the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee as our vital ally, the United Kingdom, struggles with this same threat within its own borders. I look forward to sharing a number of our preliminary findings with Chairman Vaz and the Committee."
September 12, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The first thing they will notice is there is no power. Another damn power outage, they will grumble - but then again, there has been no storm. Confused, some will try to call for information, but the phones will be down. The TV, the radio - nothing, no reception.
The panic will come when cars won?t start.
The traffic lights will be out, too. It will get much worse. Most will not survive to see life get back to normal in America.
Thousands will be stranded on subways, and over a million passengers who fly daily across the continent will be stuck at airports with flights canceled. Those already in the air will meet a deadly fate as planes plunge from the sky, their electronics fried.
Within the next few days, water supplies will run out: water-pumping stations will grind to a halt and electric pumps for water purification will also stop. Remaining water supplies will soon become contaminated.
September 9, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to a report just released by the Fars News Agency (the mouthpiece of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran), Alzaman newspaper (an Arabic paper out of London) has just revealed that Bashar Assad recently made a secret trip to Iran and consulted with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader and the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Fars News Agency goes on to defend Assad and what's happening in Syria by referring to the uprising of the Syrian people as an act inspired by the Zionist regime in Israel and enemies of the Center of Resistance (referring to Iran, Hezbollah and Syria).
Through its sources inside Iran, Alzaman reports that during the meeting between Assad and the Iranian officials, Assad provided the latest assessment on the situation in Syria and was advised by the Iranian supreme leader to show flexibility toward the Arab leaders' offers in resolving the issues so that the current situation could be defused.
In the meantime, the situation in Syria continues to worsen. The use of extreme force by the Assad government has failed to subdue the resistance. The people of Syria are now openly calling for the downfall of Assad.
Today's search came as a result of a joint investigation by DOJ and the Dept. of Energy.
Solyndra, after much lobbying, obtained a $535,000,000 "loan" from Obama [to manufacture solar panels] who visited the plant on numerous occasions to tout it as a supposedly successful example his Fed/private partnership to produce "green energy."
September 8, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Briefly interviewed this afternoon, an obviously upset LMDC spokesman, John DeLibero, tersely stated that none of the organization's $17 million in "cultural" grants would be awarded to the Ground Zero mosque, now rebranded - as if it were a nightclub - Park 51.
According to DeLibero, these were the last of such funds, making the rejection of mosque's application final.
Rumors abound regarding the Byzantine workings of LMDC and its decision making process regarding this matter with some claiming that the reason Park 51's application had been denied was because it had not yet attained a 501(c)3 designation from the IRS.
We beg to differ, this decision was forced upon LMDC by the heroic community activism of Joe Connor, Joan Romanelli, Tim Brown, Beth Gilinsky and others who comprise the United Liberty Alliance which kept up relentless pressure on the organization and followed it to a successful conclusion.
September 6, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Conspiracy theories are very old and persistent. It was back in 1797 that John Robison, a Scottish philosopher and physicist, published his book "Proofs of a Conspiracy Against all the Religions and governments in Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies." Robison claimed that a Baviarian secret society called "the Order of the Illuminati" contributed greatly to the progress and success of the French Revolution of 1789. The real aim of the order, Robison believed, was to "rule the world" and replace existing governments by its own totalitarian "world government."
Robisons's sensational book was reprinted in 1967 by the American publisher "Western Islands," the publishing arm of far-right John Birch Society. A Dutch sympathizer of the John Birch Society once gave me a book on "Secret Societies and Subversive Movements." It was written by Nesta Helen Webster, a controversial British historian and also an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. Chapter 15 of her book deals with "The Real Jewish Peril." Just like Hitler and his German Nazi Party, Mrs. Webster claims "that a concerted attempt is being made by Jewry to achieve world-domination." "The deification of humanity by the Freemasons of the Grand Orient finds its counterpart in the deification of Israel by the modern Jew."
She then writes: "Antipathy to the Jew began long before the Christian era; in Egypt, Persia, and Rome he became, whether just or not, the object of suspicion to rulers. The reason given by Pharaoh for oppressing the Israelites was that they were allowed to grow too powerful they might join themselves to the enemy in time of war; the Emperors of Rome regarded them as a turbulant element; Mohammed declared: 'Their aim will be to abet disorder on the earth but God loveth not the abettors of disorder.'"
It is interesting to note that back in the 1920s a British believer in conspiracy theories quoted the Muslim prophet Mohammed ? who was indeed not a friend of the Jews. "Kill any Jew who falls into your power," Mohammed was quoted as saying by his biographer Ibn Ishaq.
September 1, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Wednesday Solyndra, once the heavily subsidized green crown jewel in the Obama Administrations' economic plan to "remake" the energy industry, announced that it will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, along the way adding another 1,100 workers to California's unemployment rolls.
In a 2010 visit touting the plant, President Obama referred to the company as, "...a testament to American ingenuity and dynamism and the fact that we continue to have the best universities in the world, the best technology in the world, and most importantly the best workers in the world...."
In the real world however, it was simply the most recent example of Team Obama's massively expensive, now demonstrably failed experiment to establish complete control over the economy via government by decree, lubricated with crony capitalism.
The bankruptcy leaves the public holding the bag to the tune of a $535 million federal grant [using borrowed money of course] which was then used as earnest money to secure venture capital funding.
Solyndra's product, solar panels, were so expensive to manufacture that any possibility of competing with other established companies in the field was never really feasible - though cheaper manufacturing techniques are readily available [consider China's growing solar industry] they tend to run afoul of the myriad of federal regulations which burden American corporations and drive them offshore. The company reportedly [see, http://optics.org/news/2/8/35 ] lost money on every unit sold - a fitting epitaph to governmental intrusion into the marketplace and a telling indictment of Team Obama's collectivist mindset as his plan to create a top-down, command economy which is now a pile of [very expensive] rubble.