September 26, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to an exclusive report by Fox News, the Obama administration has allowed hundreds of sophisticated weapons as well as military rolling stock to fall into the hands of Islamic terrorists. “The recent theft of massive amounts of highly sensitive U.S. military equipment from Libya is far worse than previously thought, Fox News has learned, with raiders swiping hundreds of weapons that are now in the hands of militia groups aligned with terror organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood...” [source, Adam Housley, Theft of US weapons in Libya involved hundreds of guns, sources say, Fox News] The theft included over a hundred Glock pistols, a similar number of M4 assault rifles, the most advanced night vision equipment currently in U.S. inventory and top-of-the-line Ground Mobility Vehicles [GMVs] - advanced versions of the HumVee used by U.S. operators.
The effect these weapons are having has been immediate with al-Qaeda affiliated groups now boldly operating out in the open during daylight.
Libya’s borders have reportedly become non-existent as jihadists can now travel to just about anywhere with no fear of retaliation by Team Obama.
September 23, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As PipeLineNews.org has been highlighting now for many years [please reference for example, Emerson Vermaat, The Al-Qaeda Threat From Africa, PipeLineNews.org, May 18, 2010] the threat posed by al-Qaeda linked jihadists has grown exponentially in Africa.
“…With 1.2 million Somali immigrants and hundreds of thousands of restive Somali refugees, many Kenyans now fear that the bloody conflict in neighboring Somalia could spill over to their country. Kenya shares a 420-mile porous border with Somalia. In the past Islamic radicals crossed the border undetected. About 11 percent of the Kenyan population is Muslim, most of them are moderates, but there are Islamic courts (or Kadhi’s courts) and these are recognized by the government. Abdulkarim Jimale, a Somali journalist in Eastleigh, Kenya, told Dutch “NRC Handelsblad" correspondent Kurt Lindijer in January 2010 “that wounded Al-Shabaab fighters travel to Kenya to be treated in Kenyan hospitals. They recruit Somali youths in northeast Kenya and Al-Shabaab seeks to pursuade preachers to disseminate their (Al-Shabaab’s) radical message in mosques..."Aside from the Nigerian based Boko Haram Islamic butchers, al-Shabaab [Arabic, Harakat ash-Shabab al-Mujahideen, transltated as the Mujahideen Youth Movement] arguably represents the most serious threat to the fragile governments of the countries from which it operates.
Al-Shabaab is one of many dozen Islamic terrorist organizations associated with al-Qaeda. So common have such linkages become the groups are often referred to as “al-Qaeda franchises,” just like your local McDonald’s [hold the blood and gore sauce please] in form.
September 18, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On September 13, Boko Haram, the Islamic terror organization, ambushed a brigade of Nigeria’s Multi National Joint Task Force killing at least 40 with many still unaccounted for. “…At least 40 Nigerian soldiers were killed and 65 others went missing in a deadly ambush by suspected members of the extremist group, Boko Haram, in the sect’s stronghold in Borno state…” [source, Premium Times] 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.
As we noted in an August 14 piece, the Muslim terrorists are so confident of their ultimate victory in Nigeria that they have taken the unprecedented step of warning the United States. “…Boko Haram might well pose the biggest threat in that regard as it recently [upon a very successful campaign of horrific violence] has become even more strident, claiming that it does not fear America. In the mean time it has focused on control or at least disruption of Nigeria’s booming petroleum business.
As reported by the Premium Times’ Ola Au’du, Boko Haram leader laughs in new video, claims sect winning war against Nigerian military
‘…The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has, in a newly released video, claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in different Borno and Yobe communities including Malumfatori, Bama, Biu, Konduga, Gamboru Ngala, Gwoza, and Damaturu. Close to 100 people including about 14 soldiers were killed in the various attacks; with the latest being in Konduga over the weekend when about 44 people were killed when gunmen dressed in military uniform attacked worshippers in a mosque…We call on you all to repent and come to the ways of Allah. Forget about constitution and accept Shariah. We don’t have socialism, we don’t know communism, we don’t want federalism, but we are Muslims…’”
September 17, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a still developing story dealing with the Benghazi tragedy, the State Department is in the crosshairs due to a blistering critique of both its review of the matter which led to it taking no significant actions as well as State’s failure to act to reinforce security - despite multiple and sometimes frantic requests - by Ambassador Stevens at the Benghazi Embassy, in the days leading up to the terrorist attack.
As Fox’s Catherine Herridge reports: "...The nearly 100-page report concludes that the State Department’s internal…[review process on Benghazi, conducted by],,,the Accountability Review Board, or ARB -- was flawed…the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee alleges the board’s probe was not comprehensive, its interviews were not thorough, and the investigation itself may have been damaged by conflicts of interest.” [source, Catherine Herridge, Pamela Brown, State Department’s Benghazi review let senior officials off the hook, report finds, Fox News] The draft report specifically deals with the Administration’s failure to provide adequate security and the sham investigation which State instituted in what seems another layer in Team Obama’s cover-up of the Benghazi matter.
September 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to Middle East scholar, Raymond Ibrahim, the al-Qaeda linked Syrian "rebels" which Obama supports are engaging in wide scale atrocities, especially towards young Christian women.
As Ibrahim [fluent in Arabic] observes:
"…The degradation of Christian women living in the Islamic world continued in the month of June. In Syria, after the al-Qaeda linked rebel group conquered Qusair, a city of the governate of Homs, 15-year-old Mariam was kidnapped, repeatedly gang raped according to a fatwa legitimizing the rape of non-Sunni women by any Muslim waging jihad against Syria’s government, and then executed.
According to Agenzia Fides, "The commander of the battalion ‘Jabhat al-Nusra’ in Qusair took Mariam, married and raped her. Then he repudiated her. The next day the young woman was forced to marry another Islamic militant. He also raped her and then repudiated her. The same trend was repeated for 15 days, and Mariam was raped by 15 different men. This psychologically destabilized her and made her insane. Mariam became mentally unstable and was eventually killed." [source, Raymond Ibrahim, Muslim Persecutions of Christians: June, Islam Translated]
We evaluate the above in light of last night’s incoherent address by Obama, claiming that the United States had to attack Syria’s Assad government, "for the sake of the children."
September 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It’s no secret that Ambassador Anne Patterson, recently recalled from her post in Cairo, served as Obama’s right hand gal in undercutting the Mubarak regime and then saddling the Egyptian people with the theocratic rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Arab world has taken note…
In a piece published today in the English version of the Egyptian news source Al-Ahram, entitled – A Mournful Legacy – Patterson was called to task over her heavy-handed role in destabilizing what was once an American ally, Egypt.
"…A few hours before leaving Cairo for Washington, Anne Patterson…held a farewell party attended by a group of journalists where she expressed her considerable satisfaction with her time in the Egyptian capital…Patterson’s words did not reflect the tense atmosphere that surrounded her in her last few months on the job, particularly during the countdown to the popular upheaval against former president Mohamed Morsi. Patterson had tried to help the Muslim Brotherhood avoid disaster, but she lacked any real vision of how to play a useful role in the political crisis in the country before the big bang on 30 June…the way she meddled in Egyptian domestic politics has caused a lot of problems for American diplomacy, especially regarding how to deal with the dramatic changes that have taken place in Egypt following the ousting of the former regime…"
September 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a breaking development, Frank Wolf [R-VA] today blasted current CIA Director, John O. Brennan, during an appearance on Fox News.
The matter being discusses was a letter sent by Brennan to the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Mike Rogers, responding to numerous requests over the last year to allow the CIA’s Spec Ops assets who where in theater during the Benghazi embassy attack to be made available, without restrictions, to the committee.
The visibly angered Wolf as much as suggested that Brennan was engaging in a shell-game with Congress over the matter and that the Director’s statement, that the CIA had done nothing to prevent the Special Operators from testifying, was untrue.
The Representative continued on, charging that Brennan had been part of the WH team responsible for handling the Benghazi matter from the beginning, suggesting that he was complicit in the affair from the get-go.
September 9, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – There would be numerous complications stemming from any missile strike by the Obama administration against the nation of Syria, all of them bad. But there is one issue on which the media has gone willfully blind; the fate of Syria’s Christian community should Assad be forced from power by the jihadists which this administration apparently wishes to serve as its Hessians.
In a recent interview, Raymond Ibrahim1 dealt with the Holocaust which Syria’s Christians will most certainly face if Assad falls. Below we have selected a few key sections of the interview, the complete text can be accessed at Has Syria Got A Prayer? Attacks On Christian Churches Near Damascus.
"…KJL: Are Syrian Christians better off if the U.S. does not strike against Assad?
IBRAHIM: Absolutely. That is not because Assad is a great guy, but because the alternatives — the same alternatives we saw in Libya and Egypt, that is, the Islamists and jihadis — are hostile to "infidel" Christians, a fact with ample doctrinal, historical, and current-affair proof…"
Two specific examples of this Muslim on Christian violence are mentioned in the piece:
"…On his website, Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again, posts a video of what appear to be Islamic extremists attacking Christian churches in Syria — St. Elias Church and St. Grace Church in the Christian village of Maaloula near Damascus – where villagers still speak Aramaic, the language Christ spoke…"
"…(whatever else Assad is, he is certainly not a persecutor of his nation’s indigenous Christians).."
Turkey however is engaged in that very program. In a dispute with the Turkish government about the ownership of the land under "...the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world, the fifth-century Mor Gabriel Monastery."…That country’s authorities are trying to seize the property, an action that was litigated against by the monastery.
September 9, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The effect that government meddling has had on the educational process has been almost unfailingly negative. In contemporary times, perhaps President Lyndon Johnson’s overly ambitious, ultimately failed idea of building a utopian system [the Great Society] through bureaucratic management might be the place to start if one wishes to trace the pernicious effect that top down regimentation and rule making has had on the learning process.
Adding to the dysfunctions caused by legislative efforts at the federal level have been state and local governmental intrusions. With very few exceptions all of these forces when added together have succeeded in creating the worst of all possible worlds – a highly systematized but failed educratic complex which not only fails to provide the minimal level of instruction necessary to prepare the young for dealing with the real world but instead has made its prime directive the inculcation of children into a rigid and intolerant leftist ideology
Not the least of the negative effects of this vast bureaucracy has been the severing of parental authority and ultimate control matters such as moral teaching. Thus students become de-facto wards of the state, guinea pigs in a grand scheme of creating a society wedded to the idea of equality of outcome rather than equality of opportunity which in the real world has resulted in dumbed-down education and social experimentation.
With this in mind please consider some of the major aspects of this systematized social engineering project.
September 4, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Listening to Barack Obama’s remarks at a joint press conference in Sweden today was truly a jaw dropping experience.
His appearance was the center piece of a club-footed effort by this WH, turning the occasion into a shameless PR stunt while taking advantage of the solemn commemoration of the life of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, which had been held inside Stockholm’s "Great Synagogue."
At the presser, the president likened his on-again-off-again proposed war on Syria with the courageous actions of Raoul Wallenberg.
"Because he refused to stand by, Wallenberg reminds us of our power when we choose not simply to bear witness, but also to act," Obama said. His words invoked the deadly civil war in Syria and Obama's call for a global intervention to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons against his people…" [source, AP, Obama visits Swedish synagogue, alludes to Syrian crisis, Haaretz online]
Raoul Wallenberg was Sweden’s Special Envoy to Budapest, Hungary during the Second World War and is credited with saving the lives of tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis. He was arrested by the Soviets during the Siege of Budapest and immediately carted off to the infamous Lubyanka KGB prison [located in Moscow] where he was most likely murdered [at the age of 35], though exact details of his death have still not been established.
That this was done as the celebration of Rosh Hashanah [Jewish New Year] begins only compounds the offensive nature of Obama’s actions.
By WILLIAM MAYER
September 3, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – We are prepared to accept as fact that 1,400 Syrians were apparently gassed on or about August 21, possibly by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, but much more likely by the opposing "rebels" since killing their own and making it appear to be the work of others is a shop worn tool in their bag of tricks - think Bosnia or HAMAS’ human shields by way of example.
When that many dead bodies are put on display, none of which seem to have sustained traumatic injuries - the type that conventional battlefield weapons cause – it leads us to believe that some form of CBN agent was used to hasten their demise.
Once you heard this covered for one or two news cycles, that really should have been it. Sure you can interview sorrowful relatives and show the stock footage of a shrieking Muslimah, out of her mind with grief over the death of her children, husband, relatives or household pets, but what’s the point?
Ok we got it.
News flash: much of the Middle East is currently in similar turmoil, largely due to the machinations of Barack Hussein Obama. People are dying all over the place, Muslims killing Muslims, Muslims killing Christians, Muslims just wishing they could get their hands on some Jews.
Things are exploding; starting on fire, toppling over…you get the picture.
Yes it’s a mess…
Impertinent question…uhh……do any of the lefties out there still think this snotty punk in the 3 kilo-buck suit with the girlie-man baseball throw is the smartest guy in the world?
By EMERSON VERMAAT
September 3, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "Western intelligence agencies believe Syria has amassed sizeable quantities of blistering agents, such as mustard gas, which was widely used in the First World War and in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as well as nerve agents such as sarin and VX. These chemical agents are designed to be fitted to an array of delivery systems, from Scud missiles to artillery shells."
This quote is from an important editorial article on "Cache and Carry: Syria’s Chemical Stockpile Poses Regional Threat." This article appeared in the September 2012 issue of Jane’s Intelligence Review. It raises the alarm about weapons of mass destruction in Syria and the regional implications. "Syria today is the largest chemical stockpile in our region," Major General Yair Naveh, deputy chief of staff of the Israeli army told Israel’s Hayon newspaper in June (2012). "These missiles can reach every point in Israel, so we must not relax our vigilance."
"Of particular concern to Israel is the possibility that Syria will transfer its Scud-type short range ballistic missiles (SRBM) to Hizbullah," the editors of Jane’s Intelligence Review write. Syria is estimated to have between several hundred and a few thousand Scud-type missiles, including the Scud-D variant based on the North Korean NoDong missile. Those concerns have strengthened with a series of news reports since May 2012, highlighting the possibility that Hizbullah may be in possession of Scud-type ballistic missiles."
Abject and Stalinist North Korea closely cooperates with the equally abject regimes of Iran and Syria. Claudia Rosett recently pointed "to seizures in years past of North Korean goods evidently destined for Syria’s chemical weapons programs." There is "a fat record of North Korean-Syrian partnership in the internationally taboo proliferation of weapons of mass murder – not only chemical, but nuclear."