October 29, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Nigerian government’s war against the Muslim terror group, Boko Haram has assumed something of the surreal over the last few months. In many ways the press surrounding this ongoing conflict is reminiscent of the way in which the Vietnam War was covered, with constant [and triumphant] announcements of enemy body counts which where wholly concocted to make it appear that the NV/VC were being decimated.
So daily, the African media prints sketchy stories alleging that huge numbers of BK insurgents are being killed while downplaying any suggestion that government forces are taking a veritable shellacking.
Case in point…
A CNN report claimed - Government: Nigerian troops kill over 90 Boko Haram members.
Yet that number is not borne out by a tally within the piece. Numerous other sources report similar claims.
The problem with this type of reporting is that media don’t embed with Nigerian government forces and thus have no first-hand knowledge of the details of offensive operations.
Generally the most reliable information comes from first hand witnesses, almost always requesting anonymity, who suggest a far different and more daunting reality – Boko Haram is actually growing stronger and the government seems powerless to stop it.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
October 16, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Syrian refugees no longer flee to neighboring countries. Instead, there is now a substantial increase in the flow of refugees from Syria who seek refuge in Europe. Although there is no legal obligation by European states to grant asylum to all these people, these states are under increasing pressure to allow ever more refugees from Syria. This will not at all solve the problems in Syria itself and it will cause undesirable side effects in the receiving countries.
Western intelligence and security services are warning their governments that there are terrorists and Muslim extremists among those refugees. The same happened during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989 when Al-Qaeda was founded in neighboring Pakistan. During the 1980s jihadists in Afghanistan developed a world wide recruitment and support network with the aid of Muslim communities in the West and elsewhere. Al-Qaeda was founded by Osama bin Laden in 1988.
Prior to the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Al-Qaeda jihadists and operatives were active in the Bosnia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium (notably the Tunisian immigrant Tarek Maaroufi), Britain and Chechnya. Hundreds of Muslim jihadists, some of whom had committed brutal war crimes, were granted asylum in Europe, Evan F. Kohlmann, a well informed American terrorism consultant, writes. “Dozens of suspects were arrested in Spain, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom,” Ed Blanche writes in Jane’s Intelligence Review in August 2001, just one month before the 9/11 attacks. They “were all part of a European network that the authorities have linked to Bin Laden. This was in turn linked to another group of Islamists on trial in the USA on charges of plotting a series of bomb attacks.” “Islamic terrorism in Europe is a deeply rooted phenomenon. Every investigation takes away only a small part of the members and weapons of each cell. Islamic terrorism in Europe regenerates itself contiuously.”
October 9, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As this administration prepares to enter into yet another round of fruitless negotiations with Iran [see, Obama Negotiates With Iranian President But Not Republicans] over its nuke program, the mullocracy in Tehran, especially leaders in the Quds Force [Khamenei’s storm troopers, who answer directly to him] are - in an unprecedented manner - openly mocking Obama online.
As depicted, Mr. Obama is shown wearing what appears to be a Nazi era military uniform, his eyes are dejected and peering down; his hands are clasped behind his head in a supplicating pose of surrender. Behind him is a hazy rendering of Third Reich infantrymen - so identified by their distinctive helmets. They are seated in front of a cropped image of the dome of the U.S. capitol.
The figure overlooking Obama is Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Under the phrase, "In the not too distant future" Soleimani is depicted as stating, “One Qasem Soleimani is enough for all the enemies of this country (Iran).”
The metaphor is immediately apparent, the Iranians have no respect for the President of the United States and believe that in entering into negotiations with them, has already surrendered. The imagery is intriguing also, clearly intended to depict America as the new Reich.
An associate of ours, Reza Kahlili [read our October 2011 interview with him here, Iranian Defector Reza Kahlili - Iran Runs "Large Network" Through Mosques And Islamic Organizations] a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and ex-CIA operative made us aware of this development and graciously supplied the translation.
Additionally, Mr. Kahlili notes:
“As the Islamic regime tries to put on a new image to lure the Obama administration in easing some sanctions without Iran giving up much of its illicit nuclear program, the revolutionary guards leadership and the Quds Force commander, Qasem Soleimani, are making sure that their message is clear that America is the number one enemy of the State. The new tactic by the regime is only intended to relieve pressure while continuing its nuclear program.
In keeping with past practice, the MSM is avoiding the issue entirely, always eager to protect the imperious Mr. Obama from being perceived by the public for what he is, an incompetent ideologue who is terrified at the prospect of having to take military action to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program.
October 8, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Seyyid Qutb, an Egyptian author and educator was, most importantly, the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood’s seminal theoretician. Born in 1906, he wrote profusely on matters concerning the “purification” of Islam, often from behind prison bars. He was hanged in1966 for his role in the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempted assassination of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s second president.
Qutb’s most influential work is a brief but powerful argument for world-wide Islamic dominion entitled “Milestones.” The book has served as the ideological font from which modern Islamic terrorism has sprung. Qutb’s writings have influenced generations of jihadists including the now deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri; bin-Laden’s second in command, who now heads the terror group. Zawahiri was actually one of Qutb’s students after which he went on to lead the terrorist group Egyptian Islamic Jihad [aka al-Jihad] which is believed by many to be responsible for the assassination of president Anwar Sadat in 1981.
In Milestones Qutb communicates his brand of revolutionary Islam in a very clear and concise manner, perhaps partially as a result of the years he spent in the United States, a nation he grew to hate because of its alleged decadence, especially the openness with which the sexes mixed, for example during college dances, which he found to be “scandalous.”
No one can blame Qutb for his lack of forthrightness in justifying his rationale for imposing Islam on the non-Muslim world through jihad.
“…Islam came into this world to establish God’s rule on God’s earth, to invite all people toward the worship of God, and to make a concrete reality of its message in the form of a Muslim community in which individuals are free from servitude to men and have gathered together under servitude to God and follow only the Shariah of God. This Islam has a right to remove all those obstacles which are in its path so that it may address human reason and intuition with no interference and opposition from political systems…” [source, Seyyid Qutb, Milestones, p. 74, emphasis in original]
Why is this important?
It’s important to understand Qutb’s Islamic fundamentalist extremism because a current advisor to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Mohamed Elibiary, ardently admires his writings to the extent that he was motivated to write a 2006 letter to the Dallas Morning News, extolling Qutb’s Islamic radicalism, suggesting that it would be useful in “improving America.”
October 8, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – One of the sure signs a democrat president is in trouble [a Gallup measured 41% job approval rating for Obama] is when things around the world start spontaneously combusting, exploding or when American military might materializes and then dematerializes in less than 24 hrs.
Such is the case with Mr. Obama’s little spec ops weekend fling, which were comprised of two separate actions:
1. Early Saturday morning U.S. Army special operators conducted a successful snatch and grab operation in Libya, nabbing the long sought after jihadist master-mind Abu Anas al-Libi. Al-Libi has been wanted for his involvement in the October 7.1998 twin terror bombings of U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.
“…One operation took place early Saturday in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, when members of the elite U.S. Army Delta Force captured Abu Anas al Libi, an al Qaeda operative wanted for his role in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa…” [source, Barbara Starr. Evan Perez and Greg Botelho, U.S. forces strike in Libya, Somalia, capture al Qaeda operative , CNN]
Al-Libi, despite his presence on the FBI’s Most Wanted list [ Conspiracy to Kill United States Nationals, to Murder, to Destroy Buildings and Property of the United States, and to Destroy the National Defense Utilities of the United States , source, Federal Bureau of Investigation] was living freely in Tripoli for well over a year completely unmolested. It was common knowledge among intel types that he was there. Below from a CNN exclusive published September 27, 2012.
“…Abu Anas al Libi, 48, has been seen in the capital, Tripoli, the sources say, and there is concern that he may have been tasked with establishing an al Qaeda network in Libya. It's unclear whether Libya's government is aware of his presence, or whether it has been approached by Western governments seeking al Libi's arrest…” [source, Tim Lister and Paul Cruickshank , EXCLUSIVE: Senior al Qaeda figure 'living in Libyan capital' , CNN]
We find it very curious that this thug was apprehended at this point in time in the Obama administration, when O’s approval rating just happens to be at their nadir.
The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
October 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - J. Diana West, well known columnist and author, has written a carefully crafted and meticulously footnoted book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on our Nation's Character.” In it she presents her studied conclusion that the United States was under de-facto Soviet occupation during the presidencies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. She deals primarily with the administration of the former and to a lesser degree with that of the latter, as well as analyzing subsequent events. Ms. West provides chapter and verse (and extensive footnotes) on what can only be characterized as the Soviet direction of American war policy. Guilty were not only actual American agents recruited by the KGB (then NKVD) and the GRU (then OGPU), but also the coterie of fellow travelers, collaborators and doltish cadre of “useful idiots.”
Editor’s note: Given the length and depth of Ms. West's book and her impressive treatment of the issues and events with which she deals, the scope of this piece will necessarily be somewhat limited.
As is the case today, those who were aware of the danger facing America from internal subversion largely kept silent. Relying extensively on the declassified (1995) Venona transcripts (which retroactively decrypted Soviet coded “top secret” material between 1943 and 1948); the archives of the Soviet Union offered by General Dmitri Volkoganov (1991), information provided by Soviet defectors and the investigations of other authors, West exquisitely documents her thesis.
Ms. West also chastises the historians of the period and those who followed for whitewashing the issue. Thus, the historical record has been intentionally “sanitized” to hide and/or avoid the overwhelming evidence of a well thought out - and successful - plot carried out by the Soviet Communists to infiltrate the FDR/Truman administrations, despite the voluminous evidence provided by the decoded Soviet dispatches.
In the process, West unmasks these main-stream “historians” as politically motivated apologists.
October 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - When forced to confront the atrocities committed against innocent civilians in the recent terror attack by al-Shabaab at the Westlake Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the question naturally arises, “how could present-day human beings engage in such cruelty?”
As is often the case, an October 2 article published on Steven Emerson’s The Investigative Project on Terrorism website, Anat Berko, Jihad Tourism, sheds some light on the subject.
Dr. Berko [PhD, Criminology] has conducted extensive research on the matter interviewing Palestinian terrorists serving sentences in Israeli prisons. What she found are, perhaps not so surprisingly, the same type of personality disorders – absent any sense of guilt - which are associated with sociopathic behavior in the West.
During these conversations, Berko, found that typically the jihadists shared these common traits: “…obsessive thoughts leading them to carry out terrorist attacks. They were addicted to fantasizing about an alternative reality, describing their compulsions in metaphors similar to those used by obsessive gamblers and drug addicts. They likened them to "worms" (duda in Arabic) burrowing into their brains and driving them to seek not another game of cards or a fix, but dead Israelis, Americans, Europeans, or anyone else they considered infidels. They did not try to resist their compulsions or consider that their actions might be wrong, because they felt completely controlled and manipulated by the concept of jihad, which dictated their behavior in every sphere of life…”
Though quite helpful in understanding the inner thought processes that can produce human monsters, Berko seems to be a little leery of what seems to be the obvious linkage between Islamic ideology and jihadistic barbarism. Perhaps this is consistent with current trends in criminology, but having little expertise in that area that is conjecture.
By WILLIAM MAYER
October 2, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The mainstream - legacy - media is engaged in a cover up of huge import.
In its reporting regarding Islamic terrorism, a term it uses infrequently, the left refuses to actually describe the horrific atrocities which have become a common attribute of the typical jihadist attack.
It’s a campaign of intentional silence prodded by a multitude of considerations, among them:
- The media is largely anti-Christian and oft-times, in a stealthy manner, anti-Semitic, usually clothed in the rhetoric of anti-Zionism, which has become the new code-word.
- The fourth estate generally looks upon the Muslim world as misunderstood and Islam’s adherents as the victims of Western imperialism.
- The press has adopted the precepts of a pathological multiculturalism to absolve themselves from the necessity of rendering moral judgments such as would be required in reporting uncomfortable facts.
In this manner they have fled the responsibility, as civilized human beings, to condemn the actions of one of their protected groups.
None of this is a revelation to us - we have been engaged in this investigative project for nearly 15 years and we absolutely know the look and stench of jihad. Invoking terror by engaging in medieval methods of torture is integral to the idea of forced submission. Such acts are sacralized within the Qur’an, chapter and verse, amputating feet, hands, legs, arms and the like.
The conspiracy of silence isn’t a new phenomenon within the media...and it's technically not a conspiracy since all the insiders are not only aware of its existence, they live and breathe it.
On March 16, 1984, the CIA Station Chief in Lebanon - William Buckley – was kidnapped by Hezbollah terrorists, knowing that given the sensitivity of Buckley’s high level position his knowledge of clandestine affairs was encyclopedic. Over the next year and a half he was subjected to unrelenting and gruesome routine of torture while his savage Muslim captors squeezed every drop of information that was possible. During these long months video tapes were sent to CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. These tapes left nothing to the imagination as Buckley was shown nude and strapped down screaming from his treatment.
October 1, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – While Kenyans continue to mourn their losses from the Nairobi terrorist attack on a shopping mall by al-Shabaab, Nigeria, on the other side of the African continent, is reeling from an attack undertaken by the Muslim terror group, Boko Haram during which more than 70 college students were gunned down.
Though the incident in and of itself a serious matter, of greater concern is the realization that between Boko Haram in the West [Nigeria] and al-Shabaab in the East [Somali based, but with sorties extending into Kenya], the entire Northern half of Africa is threatened by the Islamic jihad.
"Gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram sect members, on Sunday, September 29, 2013, went on rampage in Yobe State in north-eastern Nigeria, killing 78 students of the College of Agriculture, Gujba, Vanguard newspaper reported. Gujba is about 30 kilometres from Damaturu, the state capital…BBC put the number of dead at 50, while Thisday newspaper said 65 people were killed in various attacks both within and outside the college campus….[though]…security forces were still recovering more bodies, with about 1,000 students having fled the campus…the assailants were said to be wearing military camouflage with black bandanas round their heads...The attack came two months after a similar one on students of a boarding secondary school in Mamudo, near Potiskum, also in Yobe State that claimed the lives of no fewer than 29 school children…" [source, Kimeng Hilton Ndukong, Nigeria: Over 70 Nigerian College Students Massacred, AllAfrica.com]
As PipeLineNews.org reported on September 18:
"…The Nigerian government is in complete denial regarding the danger posed by the group, refusing to officially even confirm or deny that the attack took place.
Boko Haram operates from a stronghold comprised of three states Borno, Yobe and Adamawa all of which are located in the North West corner of the country and appears to have been emboldened by its recent confrontations