April 30, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Monday, the 29th, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei delivered opening remarks as Iran hosted the "Islamic Awakening, Ulema Conference." The event was held in Tehran.
His 3,600 word speech was devoted to an analysis of what has come to be called the "Arab Spring."
We note two major themes of the Ayatollah's address:
1. Khameinei views as being very positive for the spread of Islam, the multiple Muslim-led revolutions which are taking place in the Middle East and North Africa in that they have the potential of starting the process of establishing the world-wide caliphate:
"...Today the subject of Islamic Awakening, which you will discuss in this conference, tops the list of the issues of the Islamic world and the Islamic Ummah, an amazing phenomenon that will result in the re-emergence of Islamic civilization - for the Islamic Ummah and then for all of the world - in the not too distant future providing that, with Allah's permission, it stays healthy and continues..."
The turmoil in these Muslim [and also in his eyes, "pre-Muslim," countries] is caused by a revolutionary form of Islamic ideology which the Ayatollah views as being the correct interpretation of Qur'anic scripture, in that it is aggressive, uncompromising and is geared towards global domination. "...This is the first sign of the political and revolutionary events in North Africa and the Arab region on a global scale, which itself is a harbinger of greater truths that will come to pass in the future..."
"...The dimensions of this auspicious awakening are widespread and mysterious, but what was witnessed of its immediate outcomes in a few North African countries can make hearts confident about the great and amazing outcomes that will be achieved in the future..."
By EMERSON VERMAAT
April 25 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews org - Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are playing a nefarious role in the Middle East and elsewhere, even though these Arab states are publicly supporting the United States. They also strongly support the Muslim Brotherhood and even more radical so-called Salafist groups in Syria and other countries. Radicalized citizens from Saudi Arabia, Syria, the UAE and the Gulf states were involved in terrorism or Al-Qaeda operations. Al-Qaeda leader and 9/11 plotter Osama bin Laden had a Saudi background, so had eight of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. One of the four suicide pilots, Marwan Al-Shehhi, was a student from the UAE who moved to Germany in 1996. A Syrian Al-Qaeda operative in Spain played a role in preparing the 9/11 attacks. Very recently, two Al-Qaeda militants who planned to derail a train were arrested in Canada. According to media reports one of them was a Tunisian named Chiheb Esseghaier and the other one was Raed Jaser, a Palestinian with citizenship in the UAE.
The Al-Nusra Front in Syria openly declared itself to be a branch of the notorious Al-Qaeda in Iraq. About 500 to 600 young Muslims and Muslim converts from Europe have now joined the Al-Nusra ranks hoping to die as a martyr. If they do not die in Syria, they will return to Europe as well trained and hardened terrorists who will pose a very serious security threat indeed.
Terrorism expert Bruce Riedel claims that Al-Nusra “gets crucial support from the Al-Qaeda core in Pakistan.” “Al-Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri issued a public call in February 2012 in which he urged ‘every Muslim and every free and honest person in Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon to rise and help their brothers in Syria.” “At least one senior member of the Al-Qaeda Shura Council in Pakistan has traveled to Syria to further coordinate plans and operations with the core hiding in Pakistan.” “One estimate suggests that as many as 5000 foreign fighters have gone to Syria.” Among them are so-called holy warriors (Mujahideen) from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Palestine, Lebanon, Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Kosovo, Chechnya, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq. Not only does Al-Nusra want to “liberate” the whole of Syria, but also do they plan to wage jihad against Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. They pose a direct security threat to Israel, especially if they would succeed in getting control of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.
Al-Nusra is believed to receive money and weapons from the Arab Gulf states and Saudi Arabia. Fox News recently quoted a commander of one of the smaller Syrian opposition groups who blames Qatar, “saying the oil rich Gulf state directs its backing to rebels with a more Islamist ideology.” Qatar “has emerged as one of the strongest international backers of the rebellion against Syrian president Bashar Assad,” Fox News reported. However, “some rebel brigades complain they are left out in the cold from the flow of money and weapons, sparing rivalries between secular and Islamist groups.” Although Qatar denies that money and weapons have been sent to the most radical Islamist Al-Nusra Front, there is no doubt about it that this group is very well armed, trained and financed.
The same happened in Libya in 2011, by the way. A former American defense official quoted by Daniel Greenfield in Frontpage Magazine criticized the Qatari role in Libya when cargo planes with arms shipments from Qatar and the emirates could not be interdicted by NATO planes. “Nobody knew exactly who they were,” the official said about the rebels supported by Qatar and the emirates. “The Qataris are supposedly good allies, but the Islamists they support are not in our interest.” “In Egypt, Qatar has been a strong backer of President Mohammed Morsi, a veteran of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Fox News says.
Qatar’s increased influence in Europe
Oil rich Qatar is promoting Islamist causes in Europe, too. Qatar is currently financing so-called “social projects” in the poor immigrant neighborhoods in major cities in France, Italy and Greece. Most of these immigrants are Muslims. There was a row in France over Qatar’s intention to poor cash money into the restive and troubled suburbs of Paris, the so-called “banlieus.” The French government led by Socialist President Francois Hollande quickly announced it would also invest in the project. “At the heart of the controversy surrounding the fund lies widespread French suspicions over Qatar’s soft-power intentions in France’s disadvantaged banlieus, home to a significant number of France’s estimated 4-6 million Muslims,” FRANCE 24 reported. FRANCE 24 is a leading French TV channel. “There is something going on. Nothing is Free, that’s for certain,” French Middle East expert Karim Sader told FRANCE 24. “We’re tempted to link the funding for the suburbs to Qatar’s Islamist leanings, given the countries role in financing the Arab Spring Revolutions and the Muslim Brotherhood,” Sader said.
U.S. State Dept. Disinformation Campaign Continues: Islamic Jihad Is Legitimate Response To "Economic And Political Needs"
By WILLIAM MAYER
April 23, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - During yesterday's State Department briefing, the subject of a recent attack in Nigeria by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram was addressed by Patrick Ventrell, Acting Deputy Spokesperson, in a manner indicative of this administrations twisted thinking regarding terrorism perpetrated by Muslims.
According to Mr. Ventrell, Islamic jihad is caused by government's not addressing long festering local social problems. State's thinking on this is dangerously simplistic in that it implies that absent societal grievances, jihad would not exist.
Below, some of the operative text of yesterday's exchange, see State Department Presser, April 22, 2013. Q. "...But 200 people have been killed in an attack in Nigeria, and this is really the latest in a string of recent attacks related to Boko Haram. Are you concerned that there’s been really an uptick in violence in recent months? And is the U.S. still supportive of President Jonathan’s posture that Boko Haram is a group that can be negotiated with?
A. "...Well, thanks for the question, Guy. The United States does condemn the violence that took the lives of so many innocent civilians in Baga Borno state. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who died or were injured as a result of these attacks. We support the Nigerian authorities in their efforts to bring the perpetrators of violent acts to justice, and stress the importance of respecting human rights and protecting civilians in all security responses. So we urge all parties to refrain from reprisal attacks..."
Sure Mr. Ventrell, this weasel worded response [a condemnation it is not] to the killing of over 175 villagers in Baga Borno state, Nigeria will strike fear in the hearts of the Boko Haram butchers.
But Ventrell wasn't done making the case proving State's ineptitude...
By WILLIAM MAYER
April 22, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This piece is going to piss a lot of people off.
The truth has a nasty habit of catching up with those who deny reality, so on the 15th, a "mass casualty" terrorist attack came to the cradle of the American Revolution, Boston.
How surprising, the bombers are Muslims...and hail from Islamic terror central in Russia's North Caucuses, Chechnya.
Re Chechnya, a bit of history for the stooge scribes in the MSM, especially the NY Times and the boobs who man the desks at AP. "On September 1, 2004, a group of Chechen terrorists took hostage and two days later murdered at least 335 schoolchildren and parents in Beslan, a town in the Russian republic of North Ossetia. The atrocity focused world attention on Chechnya. The Russian government used the event to reiterate its arguments that Chechen terrorists and foreign jihadists supporting them have ideological, financial, and operational ties with Islamist terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda. Although President Vladimir Putin and top Russian security officials provided evidence of links between Chechen fighters and Al-Qaeda, European politicians and mainstream Western journalists focused instead upon the Russian army's brutality and dismissed Putin's claims as an attempt to gain sympathy in the West and deflect criticism of Russia's handling of a nationalist insurgency..." And... "...Over the last decade, Islamist terrorists have co-opted the Chechen cause as part of a global jihad. Umar Ibn al-Khattab, a Saudi native who became the leader of the foreign mujahideen in Chechnya, said, "This case is not just a Chechen matter but an Islamic matter, like Afghanistan..." [Lorenzo Vidino, How Chechnya Became A Breeding Ground For Terror, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2005 edition]
Enough said, the Muslim terrorists in that godforsaken country are driven by the ideology of political Islam which is, in turn, justified by Qur'anic scripture. This is not some off-the-cuff remark by someone who dabbles in the meaning of Islam's holiest of texts, no, it is taken directly from the lips of jihad's major practitioners and theorists such as Ayman al-Zawahiri [please refer to Exoneration, his 2008 treatise on jihad] who relied upon a fatwa issued by Nasir al-Fah, then Saudi Arabia's chief cleric, which justified the use of WMDs as a legitimate form of jihad. This lends credence to the belief that if given access to nuclear weapons that they would then be used against Western targets as part of a holy war to establish the caliphate.
Thus, as interpreted by far too many Muslims, taken literally the Qur'an is a revolutionary work meant to inspire and justify the imposition of Islam, at the point of a sword if need be, on the non-Muslim world.
Let's conduct a thought experiment.
What if on the 15th, instead of high explosive devices, a chemical, biological or radiological weapon was employed, perhaps a small suitcase or tactical nuke?
April 18, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Demonstrative of the basic reason why al-Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups have quickly regrouped, after having been defeated in Iraq - a weak central governing authority, Nigeria which has seen thousands of its citizens butchered by Boko Haram, is attempting to implement an amnesty arrangement with the group. "...Nigeria's federal government has set up a special inter-agency committee to discuss the possibility of granting amnesty to members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram..."If amnesty is eventually considered as an option, the committee is also expected to make recommendations regarding the modalities to be employed in handing the amnesty," a top official of the presidency said...The meeting was called to discuss the increasing activities of the sect, which has killed over 3,000 people since it started its armed campaign in 2009..." [source, Nigeria considers amnesty for Boko Haram, African Manager, African news website] The Muslim terrorist group is an al-Qaeda affiliate and has been savagely brutalizing Nigerian citizens for nearly 5 years. The list of atrocities committed by its members is horrifying, even by African standards where machete attacks are so commonplace that they no longer even rise to the level of "news" on that continent.
Of course the Nigerian people have not been consulted on this matter, we have a suspicion that such a decision would have little support.
By BEILA RABINOWITZ
April 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - At 2:50 today [EST] two bombs were detonated along the route near the end of the Boston Marathon. The explosions occurred several minutes apart.
As of this writing 2 people are dead and over 86 injured.
Unconfirmed reports stated that a "foreign national" is being guarded at an undisclosed Boston hospital.
Police have surveillance video of a man with a backpack placing bombs in trash cans.
Today is also a local holiday in Boston known as "Patriots Day."
On April 12th 2012 the Muslim pharmacist from Boston, Tarek Mehanna,was sentenced by a federal court in Boston to 17 and one half years in prison for conspiring to provide aid to al-Qaeda. Mehanna is thought to have conspired with Ahmad Abousamra who is believed to have received military training during several trips to Pakistan. He has since, gone to ground, and is among the FBI's Ten Most Wanted individuals [see, http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/alert/ahmad-abousamra/view].
Perhaps not, as a huge campaign by Muslims and leftists demanding his release has been ongoing since his arrest. At this point in time it is pure speculation, but if the bombings turn out to be the result of Islamist terrorism there is a great likelihood that they are linked to the efforts to free Tarek Mehanna .
April 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - While this administration is knee-deep in stirring up domestic unrest, intentionally, many may not realize the potentially devastating product that such callous and indifferent manipulation and stoking of long-held hates and grievances may produce.
Witness what is on daily display in the North of Africa where long standing tribal/ethnic disputes have been exacerbated, then exploited by Islamist forces in an effort to impose Shari'a on a people unwilling to accept it voluntarily.
In the extant case we are referring to Boko Haram [Jama’atul Ahlis Sunnah Lid’ Awati] and its increasingly gruesome campaign of terror in Nigeria. This is not a problem which is localized, but rather is widely occurring across the span of the continent, even in nations which are overwhelmingly Christian, such as Kenya where nearly 90% of the population is non-Muslim.
The topic itself [brutal Islamist violence] is seldom covered in the Western press. It's viewed as being toxic because it directly challenges one of the neo-Marxist left's core beliefs - that all cultures and societies are of equal moral stature.
If reported at all domestically, the reports are sanitized in an effort to protect the left's version of its sensibilities. They certainly want no part of advancing the idea that these African butchers are morally depraved and what they do is pure evil. "[the]...Sunday Tribune learnt that the gunmen killed many students of Monguno Secondary School by slitting their throats, after laying an ambush for them as they returned home from centres where they wrote the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Senior Secondary Certificate Examination..." [source, Boko Haram slaughter WAEC candidates like ram after exam in Bornu, Osun Defender, a popular news website in Nigeria]
April 9, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This administration has [with the aid of a conniving U.S. media] never been forced to answer any of the relevant questions regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack against the American Embassy located in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the death of four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
President Barack Hussein Obama and his corrupt DOJ under AG Eric Holder have stonewalled requests for information from the relevant Congressional Committees and House Speaker John Boehner has been MIA during the whole affair, typical for this hopelessly befuddled politician...perhaps he is chain-smoking while hiding under his desk.
With this in mind, Representative Frank Wolf [R, VA] has introduced H.R. 36, which calls for the creation of a select committee to investigate the matter. H. Res. 36 has, so far garnered 62 co-sponsors. The bill's text appears at the end of this piece.
Yesterday, in an unprecedented development, over 700 Special Ops Veterans signed an open letter to Congress, expressing their support for this legislation and urged that it be enacted. In this document these Spec Ops Vets have posed 16 questions which they consider essential in helping to determine exactly what happened during that attack. They want to know what actions Mr. Obama took - if any - do defend the American Embassy, it's employees and any special operators or military assets who were on the ground at the time.
Partial text of letter:
April 8, 2013
To: Members of The U.S. House of Representatives
Subject: The Benghazi attacks on 9/11/ 2012
The undersigned are a representative group of some 700 retired Military Special Operations professionals who spent the majority of their careers preparing for and executing myriad operations to rescue or recover detained or threatened fellow Americans. In fact, many of us participated in both the Vietnam era POW rescue effort, The Son Tay Raid, as well as Operation Eagle Claw, the failed rescue attempt in April of 1980 in Iran, so we have been at this for many years and have a deep passion for seeking the truth about what happened during the national tragedy in Benghazi.
The purpose of this letter is to encourage all members of the US House of Representatives to support H.Res. 36, which will create a House Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. It is essential that a full accounting of the events of September 11, 2012, be provided and that the American public be fully informed regarding this egregious terrorist attack on US diplomatic personnel and facilities. We owe that truth to the American people and the families of the fallen.
It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries. Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan inquiry an imperative. Many questions have not been answered thus far. The House Select Committee should address, at a minimum, the following questions:
Sixteen Questions Which Demand Answers:
1. Why was there no military response to the events in Benghazi?
a. Were military assets in the region available? If not, why not?
b. If so, were they alerted?
c. Were assets deployed to any location in preparation for a rescue or recovery attempt?
d. Was military assistance requested by the Department of State? If so, what type?
e. Were any US Army/Naval/USMC assets available to support the US diplomats in Benghazi during the attack?
f. What, if any, recommendations for military action were made by DOD and the US Africa Command?
April 8, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations has succeeded [we imagine they didn't have to push too hard given AP's obviously anti-American, left-wing bias] in rolling the Associated Press [AP] into providing "guidance" for its dronish journos that hereafter, the word Islamist must be stricken from any copy.
For those not intimately familiar with CAIR, a brief bio:
CAIR is a radical Muslim pressure group intent upon incrementally forcing Shari'a compliance on the West. The organization's associations are so noxious that it was named as an unindicted co-conspirator and/or joint venturer [see original document at, U.S. Dist. Court Document U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation For Relief and Development ] in the nation's most extensive prosecution of domestic funding of the terrorist group Hamas, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation.
In that proceeding, all of the defendants were found guilty on a total of 108 charges.
One of those convicted was Ghassan Elashi:
"Ghassan Elashi was a founder and Chairman of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). He was also a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Texas branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)..." [source, Ghassan Elashi, co-founder of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development]
At the time of his HLF conviction, Elashi was already serving a long prison sentence, convicted in U.S. vs. InfoCom, another Hamas related terror case.
In post prosecution Federal Court proceedings following HLF, CAIR was specifically linked/associated with Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group created by Egypt's terrorist Muslim Brotherhood [which now controls the Egyptian state government under longtime MP kingpin, president Mohamed Morsi] to kill Israelis and destroy the Jewish state.
"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, The Investigative Project, Federal Dist. Court filing]
By DENNIS. T. AVERY
April 8, 2013 - Churchville, VA - PipeLineNews.org - When a dam is about to break, the first sign of collapse is a little trickle of water over its top. Last, week Geoffrey Lean of London’s Telegraph scooped a little trickle of water over the top of the man-made warming dam—which has been holding back human hopes for decades. Lean has been an environmental correspondent for 40 years, and no one had more loudly demanded lowered CO2 emissions “to protect the planet.”
On April 5, Lean admitted “recent research suggests that climate change might not be as catastrophic as the gloomiest predictions suggest.” Not that he’d been wrong, of course; the man-made warming will still be “extreme.”
It’s not much of a back-off, but the continuing pressure of the non-warming will soon crumble the whole rotten blockage into the valley—sweeping terrified Green true believers willy-nilly across the landscape.
Lean’s statement follows the March 30 issue of the Economist, which admitted that the earth might not be as sensitive to additional CO2 as the climate models had told us. Months earlier, the big German magazine Der Spiegel had “adopted” Fritz Vahrenholt, and his best-selling book, The Cold Sun. That book documented the natural and moderate 1,500-year climate cycle that gave us the Little Ice Age, the Medieval Warming, the Dark Ages, and similar cycles back into prehistory.
By DENNIS T. AVERY
April 3, 2013 - Churchville, VA - PipeLineNews.org - Author Eugene Linden writes books on the far edge of the environmental movement. He recently wrote, a bit hysterically, in The Daily Beast: “we need leaders with the courage to steamroll the deniers and the vested interests . . . Climate change is a civilization killer, and if we go on down the climate rapids…” I am not sure what “steamrolling entails; but I do know, that the warmer periods are the civilization savers.
Clearly, Linden knows exactly nothing about the forces that have killed off every culture prior to our own—most of them for centuries at a time and many of them permanently. With few exceptions, the hundreds of failed cultures collapsed in the “little ice age” phases of the natural 1,500-year Dansgaard-Oeschger climate cycle. No one has dared disagree on that.
Did the Greenland Vikings die out during the warmth of the Medieval Warming, or did they disappear after the arrival of the Little Ice Age, when vicious winter temperatures fell more than 4 degrees C? Even the Inuit disappeared!
Did the Viking raiders terrify Europe for 250 years during the long warmth of the climatically stable Roman Warming—or during the advancing sea ice and the desperate drop in Scandinavia’s codfish catch during the Dark Ages that followed?
Egypt’s fabulous Nile River culture has been regarded as humanity’s most sustainable—but the Old Kingdom collapsed for centuries at 2200 BC, the Middle Kingdom again collapsed for more centuries at 1640 BC, and the New Kingdom fell in desperate famine at 1085 BC. Each collapse period marked the onset of a “little ice age” when the Nile floods failed.
By WILLIAM MAYER, translation from the Dutch by BEILA RABINOWITZ
April 2, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a country and part of the world that is cascading from crisis to crisis, one would imagine that the government of Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan would be attending to important matters of state.
Right now it seems that much of the Turkish electorate and the PM are preoccupied with the fate of a nine year old boy who was removed - at a very early age - from the custody of his biological parents who abused and neglected him and then placed in the home of a lesbian couple who have taken care of him for nearly all of his life. "...Turkish media has made an enormous ruckus over the nine year old Yunus who lives with Christian lesbian foster parents. Yunus lives there at the behest of a judge due to abuse and neglect by his parents. Yunus was five months old when he was placed there. Now he is nine years old. The government of Erdogan and his party in the Turkish parliament have been occupied with Yunus..." [source, Elsevier Netherlands] At one time Westerners held great hope that Mr. Erdogan would be able to steer his country around the global rising tide of Islamism, but his actions since taking office have proven that his intent is to slowly return Turkey to a Shari'a controlled state.
As this matter develops in Turkey, officials in the Netherlands have taken notice, registering alarm and consequently are investigating the country's Turkish organizations.
These cultural affairs types have expressed concern over the inability or unwillingness of Muslim immigrants to integrate into the society and apparently feel that Turkey's public display of "bigotry," regarding sexual preference might be a component in the failure of Muslims to assimilate into the Dutch culture.
The Netherlands has, to put it mildly, taken a very permissive attitude regarding its Islamic population, most of whom have emigrated from Northern Africa. The inaction of the Dutch government in this matter is scandalous in that these Muslim immigrants are responsible for an unprecedented general wave of lawlessness including anti-Semitic violence and intimidation. So great is the perceived threat that Holland's Jews have been unofficially advised to leave the country. Avenue.