PipeLineNews Archives: November 2013

 

U.S. – Iran Deal Already Effectively Dead

November 26, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to the Reuters news agency, Iran didn’t wait very long to demonstrate just how badly the West, prodded by Team Obama, got burned in the recently concluded nuclear agreement with the terrorist state of Iran.

“…Iran will press on with construction at a nuclear reactor site at Arak, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, despite an agreement with Western powers to halt activity...'The capacity at the Arak site is not going to increase. It means no new nuclear fuel will be produced and no new installations will be installed, but construction will continue there' Zarif told parliament in translated comments broadcast on Iran's Press TV...." [source, Iran will continue construction at Arak nuclear site - Zarif, Reuters]

According to the terms of the draft document, “ Iran announces that it will not make any further advances of its activities at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant (1), Fordow (2), or the Arak reactor (3), designated by the IAEA as IR-40…”

Iran however sees this language as placing no real-world constraints on its development of the Arak heavy water reactor, with Zarif stating, "The capacity at the Arak site is not going to increase. It means no new nuclear fuel will be produced and no new installations will be installed, but construction will continue there,"

Arak is important because one of the isotopes it will produce is plutonium, giving Iran a second pathway to producing enough fissionable material to construct nuclear weapons.

Historically, heavy water reactors are really useful for two purposes, to produce isotopes useful in medicine and to produce plutonium for weapons.

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Tropical Rainbelts Still Shifting Global Crops   
 

By DENNIS T. AVERY
October 30, 2012 - CHURCHVILLE, VA - PipeLineNews.org - Michel Nasibu, of business consultants KPMG/East Africa, warns that global warming has begun to devastate his continent. He writes in AfricaEagle that: “The mother of all troubles has already started rooting her tentacles all over the continent: Global Warming. . . . . Africa is slowly becoming a desert.” 
James Taylor of the Heartland Institute, writing at Forbes.com, says “Not so fast.” Taylor notes a 2009 Boston University study that found satellite data showing a long-term shift in the Sahara Desert from dryer to wetter conditions. BBC News, in fact, has reported that, “Satellite images from the last 15 years do seem to show a recovery of vegetation in the southern Sahara.” Taylor also notes correctly that as the Arctic ice has melted, global rainfall has gotten slightly heavier due to more evaporation from the seas.
 
Both men’s forecasts are wrong, however. What’s really happening is not that the tropical rainbelts that govern Africa’s critical food production are starting or stopping. They’re moving. 
BREAKING - Massive WH Power Grab Via Executive Order
 
 October 28, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a little noticed [an Internet search revealed exactly one reference to the measure] Executive Order, released via a low-key announcement on the WH website on Friday - Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council - President Barack Obama established a broad-based framework through which his administration is seeking to establish all manner of "partnerships" and "relationships," with states, localities, NGOs...you name it

All of this has been done under the guise of enhancing U.S. national security.

Given this president's already demonstrated malfeasance is dealing with national security matter - the current cover-up in the Benghazi terrorist attack being only the most recent - we fear this unprecedented, ill-defined and legally questionable order will be used to further tighten the iron grip this administration is placing on American society.

As with the president's healthcare law, the latitude granted to bureaucrats in this measure is really rather breathtaking.

1. The "Steering Committee," contains representatives of nearly every cabinet level department in government and it may be expanded  to include just about anything, " At the invitation of the Chair, representatives of agencies not listed in subsection (c) of this section or other executive branch entities may attend and participate in Steering Committee meetings as appropriate."
 
2. The entire process seems beyond review of either House of Congress. Nominations, selection criteria, etc., all are done internally and in an opaque manner.
 
3. The function of this "Partnership Council," are per this statute entirely undefined within set parameters as is its scope, " Mission and Function of the Council and Steering Committee. (a) The Council shall, consistent with guidance from the Steering Committee..."
 
4. All that can be said at this point is that there has been no declaration or finding by either Congress or the Executive Branch that such a "Council," was needed. There was zero public debate, Congress being out, quite conveniently for Mr. Obama.
 
5. We note additionally that there seems to be no provision whatsoever for funding this entity, whatever form it may choose to take.
EMERGENCY ALERT - Fox News Blows Cover Off Benghazi Coverup - Incriminating Emails Produced
Obama Knew - Nearly 300 of the Administration's Top National Security Professionals in the Loop in Real Time
 
 
October 23, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A stunning development has taken place regarding the Obama administration's coverup of the details surrounding the Islamic terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya which occurred on September 11.

It now seems certain, beyond all doubt that between 300-400 [numerous sources] top echelon members of Team Obama's national security team knew - in real time - that an al-Qaeda franchise, Ansar al-Shari'a, had claimed responsibility for the assault on the social media websites, Facebook and Twitter, as the attacks were still underway.

Fox news made the announcement on Greta Van Susteren's. "On The Record,"   - ABC is claiming that CBS broke the story [which may well be true, in which case, kudos to CBS]. Regardless the matter has by now gone viral and has been picked up by the legacy media's various websites, including  Reuters and numerous others.

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Update 2: Ansar aI-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU)
 
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CBS merged .pdf containing what appears to be the three most relevant emails.


Above, fourth edit 06:10 PDT 10/24, PipeLineNews.org will post as more information becomes available

 
German Media's Veer From Green Energy
 By DENNIS T. AVERY
October 23, 2012 - Churchvile, VA - PipeLineNews.org - German media, writing in one of the “greenest” European countries, are now veering away from green energy as fast as lagging public opinion will allow. A few years ago, Germany was “fully committed” to the EU’s goal of ending fossil fuel use. It was building lots of wind turbines, and even some solar farms despite its often-cloudy skies. After the tsunami, Prime Minister Angela Merckel announced Germany would phase out its nuclear plants quickly, implying more power from renewables.
Now, Germany is burning more coal than ever, and choking on the huge set of green subsidies to which it is already committed.
The green energy retreat surely began with the end of the global warming trend after 1998. Then, beginning 2008, Germany has had four bitter winters in row. In a long-time leftist co-authored a book called The Cold Sun: Why the Climate Catastrophe Is Not Taking Place. Fritz Vahrenholt and geologist Sebastian Luning pointed up the natural 1,500-year cycle and the sun’s recent shift into a cooler phase (patterned on my best-selling Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 Years.)
Vahrenholt’s German timing was perfect. The high costs of “green” electricity were beginning to impact ordinary Germans. The phase-out of the nuclear threatened to deliver brown-outs. Germany’s energy intensive industries threatened to take their jobs to the Third World.
Major German news organizations spread Vahrenholt, his activist history, and his renunciation of green energy all over the country. Then, last week Der Spiegel published a story charging that the huge German re-insurance company Munich Re had been promoting fears of global warming to justify higher insurance rates. Reporter Alex Bojanowski says Munich Re “claims to have found the first proof that man-made climate change is triggering more and more weather catastrophes in North America.”
 

 
Obama And Negotiations With Iran - Further Thoughts
 
October 22, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - During the time period of Oct 20-22 this publication addressed  twice here the matter of a Team Obama foreign policy surprise.  [see, BREAKING - PipeLineNews Vindicated - Obama Springs His Iran Nuke Negotiations October Surprise As Predicted and  Is Team Obama Secretly Negotiating With Iran In Ploy To Influence Election?]

The original piece was composed upon consultation with Reza Kahlili, a former member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard who "came in from the cold," turning CIA informant, a very dangerous but courageous move. Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym and he now resides within the United States.

Some of the exclusive information provided by Mr. Kahlili included:
"...When President Obama took office, Iran had barely enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, now they have enough for six should they decide to enrich further...When President Obama took office, the Iranians were limited to enrichment to 3% percent now they are enriching to 20 percent which is a major milestone to weaponization...When he took office, Iran was enriching uranium out of one facility "Natanz" today they are enriching uranium out of two...Since President Obama has taken office, Iran has also made great strides with its missile program now capable of reaching European capitals with missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead...While the Obama administration has been engaged in negotiations, Iran with the help of Russia, North Korea and China has been busy racing to the point of no return...is while the radicals ruling Iran are engaged in back channel negotiations with the Obama administration to gain concessions, requesting America to accept its right to nuclear energy and a continuation of enrichment, removal of sanctions in return for a stop, though temporary, of its 20 percent enrichment - but only if the West provides the same highly enriched stock to them..." [complete article available at Is Team Obama Secretly Negotiating With Iran In Ploy To Influence Election?]
Here we note that Mr. Kahlili had provided information to the same effect to other alternative media sources including World Net Daily, however to our knowledge what we published represented his most current thinking before things got really interesting.

Witness that on the 20th, the New York Times published U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks in which it claimed, relying upon  leaks by "Obama administration officials," that the administration either had or was very close to inking a deal, arrived in "secret" negotiations with the Mullocracy in which Iran would at least temporarily give up its program of further enriching uranium in exchange for a lifting of the limited Western economic sanctions against the country.

Within the Times' piece was this curious paragraph, " The White House denied that a final agreement had been reached. “It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections,” Tommy Vietor, a White House spokesman, said Saturday evening. He added, however, that the administration was open to such talks, and has “said from the outset that we would be prepared to meet bilaterally.”

So with one hand the NY Times creates a national security firestorm and with the other hand attempts to proverbially, put the Genie back in the bottle and tamp the story down.

That is odd indeed. You can say what you want about the Time's bias, but it is an extraordinarily competent news organization in that it is not easily rolled. They may "cooperate" with various [read Democrat] administrations, politicians and allied special interest groups, but the possibility  that the Times was bagged in this case is less than remote.

So what gives?

Michael Ledeen, over the weekend provided some much needed background information from the point of view of an insider.
1. Talks between the U.S. and Iran have been ongoing, "...do not know of any American president from Jimmy Carter to the present who did not secretly pursue a deal with Tehran.  (I participated in such talks in the mid-1980s during the Reagan administration.)"

2. He also notes that the Times' piece stated that there was no evidence that Iran's "Supreme Leader" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had approved of any deal, assuming one was actually struck.


BREAKING - PipeLineNews Vindicated - Obama Springs His Iran Nuke Negotiations October Surprise As Predicted
 
By WILLIAM MAYER 
October 20, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As PipeLineNews.org predicted on the 15th [see, Is Team Obama Secretly Negotiating With Iran In Ploy To Influence Election?  the Obama administration seems to have sprung some manner of Iranian October surprise on the eve of the third and final presidential debate on Monday evening, the subject of which will be foreign policy.
 
The Obama WH is on fire because of it being caught lying about Benghazi 
The administration's shameless mouthpiece, the New York Times is running a piece, U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks.
 
That this "story," is intended to influence the election is obvious; determining where exactly Team Obama is going on this is less than clear, the permutations are endless. 
Some speculation later, first the claims:
 
Lead ppg: "The United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran." 
Now the Times' very obviously stated spin, attempting to make the case that this matter places the Romney camp in deep peril, "Moreover, the prospect of one-on-one negotiations could put Mr. Romney in an awkward spot, since he has opposed allowing Iran to enrich uranium to any level - a concession that experts say will probably figure in any deal on the nuclear program...The danger of opposing such a diplomatic initiative is that it could make him look as if he is willing to risk another American war in the Middle East without exhausting alternatives...“It would be unconscionable to go to war if we haven’t had such discussions,” said R. Nicholas Burns, who led negotiations with Iran as undersecretary of state in the George W. Bush administration..."
 
Nicholas Burns argued for continued negotiations most recently and publicly in an August 10 Boston Globe Op-Ed. Diplomacy is Best Tool for Iran. 
Nick Burns was also a member of President Clinton's dysfunctional national security team serving [1990-95] on his National Security Council. His entire CV is one of a leftie intellectual, a product of Wellesley [Hillary's alma-mater] and the Sorbonne. [source, Wiki, Nicholas Burns]. He now teaches at Harvard and is being trotted out as the pretend Bush era hawk who favors once again humiliating the U.S. in pointless negotiations with Iran over a topic - nuclear fuel enrichment which was the very cause of the most recent talks blowing up.
 
As a matter of fact on the last session of the failed phony diplomacy it Iran claimed an inalienable right to enrichment. In our Oct 15 piece this author wrote, "Predictably the process ended in failure, breaking down after Iran publicly humiliated the U.S. team, chastising the P5+1 proposal as unrealistic and insisting that the country would always consider its program of enrichment to be an "inalienable right," hence the major point of contention would never be negotiable.]" 
 
Will A Desperate Obama Try To Wag The Election, Attacking Libya?
 

October 18, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a recent feature piece Obama Secretly Negotiating With Iran In Ploy To Influence Election?, we explored the possibility of an October/November surprise with regarding Iran's well advanced nuke program as a ploy to influence the election. 
These weren't random musings, there is considerable chatter bouncing about regarding desperate measures which this failed administration might take in order to influence the November 6 presidential election.
 
As things stand today, the debates have finally focused the public's attention on Team Obama's woeful record, economically as well as in the area of national security/foreign policy.
 
To many this is coming as a rather unpleasant full immersion in the truth, that Mr. Obama is a hard left [we believe neo-Marxist] fraud in an expensive suit - a suit which by the way was paid for by you and me.
 
Today's Gallup Poll reflects a growing lead by challenger Mitt Romney, an almost astounding 7 point one, far beyond the realm of statistical anomaly. This is not to say that the elections is over, it's far from that.
 
Worse yet, the third and last debate will take place this Monday, October 22 and it will be devoted to foreign policy, the absolute weakest card in Obama's already abysmal hand.
 
Indisputable evidence is piling up that the decision to pull security from our embassy in Benghazi, Libya was made by him, not some junior flunky in the bowels of the Dept. of State.
 
We hear rumblings that there are diplomatic cables suggesting that Secretary Clinton's multiple requests for increased security at Benghazi were vetoed from above and in the administration's organizational chart, Hillary reports to the president.
 
Read between the lines. 
Al-Qaeda is Still Alive and Kicking!
 
By EMERSON VERMAAT
 
October 16, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLinenews.org - CNN’s Al-Qaeda specialist Peter Bergen, author of four interesting books, paid a visit to the Netherlands in September. He was there to give a book presentation on the Dutch translation of his latest book “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Osama bin Laden.” He also gave an interview to the liberal Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad claiming that Al-Qaeda does not pose a threat any longer. Those times are over, he said.
 
Bergen is echoing Jason Burke (The Guardian) and Adam Curtis (BBC), two liberal British journalists. In August 2005, shortly after the terrorist attacks in London, Curtis claimed that “we dreamed up Al-Qaeda,” we are fighting “a phantom enemy”, and must “avoid a witch hunt against the whole Islamist movement.” This is sheer nonsense, to put it mildly. One month later, Jason Burke said in an interview to NRC Handelsblad that Al-Qaeda leaders are just bluffing when they claim Al-Qaeda was behind the attacks in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005. “The attacks in Madrid were very different from previous strikes by Al Qaeda or militants acting in their style,” he wrote in a 2004 book. This is not true. Attacking multiple targets almost simultaneously is very much in line with Al-Qaeda tactics. This is what happened on 9/11, in Bali (2002), Casablanca (2003), Madrid (2004) and London (2005).
 
Western intelligence services and intelligence experts now believe that the attacks in Madrid and London were not simply a matter of “home grown terrorism” alone. They were very much linked to Al-Qaeda, or as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair puts it: “It was obviously part of the Al-Qaeda network.”  Two members of the terrorist cell in London, Mohammed Siddique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer received terrorist training in Al-Qaeda/Taliban camps in Pakistan where the attacks were also planned. Both Khan and Tanweer were British citizens of Pakistani origin.
Why are U.S. drones targeting terrorists linked to Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan’s tribal areas if these people and their leaders would not pose a clear and present danger to Western security any longer? Are they targeting “a phantom enemy”?
 
Is Team Obama Secretly Negotiating With Iran In Ploy To Influence Election?
 
By WILLIAM MAYER

October 15, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Rapidly falling in public opinion polling after a disastrous first debate and now upon serious allegations of malfeasance and a cover-up in the Benghazi Embassy tragedy, rumors are floating about that Team Obama is working on the "mother" of all October/November surprises, one of unprecedented dimensions.
 
But first a bit of background, perspective for what follows:
 
As summer approached, the Obama administration found itself being sandbagged by the Iranians - again - pursuing pointless multilateral "negotiations," partnering with Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia [with the U.S., called the P5+1] in a vain effort to halt the country's well advanced nuclear weapons program.
 
Of note, China and Russia have been particularly unhelpful in reining in the Iranians, blocking key UN votes and dealing directly with them in providing missile and nuclear technology as well as engineering support. It's difficult to imagine what positive contribution these two rogue powers would make to such an effort.
 
Predictably the process ended in failure, breaking down after Iran publicly humiliated the U.S. team, chastising the P5+1 proposal as unrealistic and insisting that the country would always consider its program of enrichment to be an "inalienable right," hence the major point of contention would never be negotiable.
 
Sitting across a table and exchanging diplomatic pabulum has never proven to be an effective formula for even slowing down Grand Ayatollah, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei's fanatical pursuit of an Iranian bomb. The country's leadership has on numerous occasions promised to destroy the state of Israel, while threatening its other "enemies" including the "Great Satan," the United States. The only weapon capable of backing up such a threat would be a nuclear arsenal.

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide: Mohammed Badie Calls For Holy War To "Liberate" Jerusalem
 
October 11, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Props to Steven Emerson at the Investigative Project on Terrorism for catching this.

The English online version of the Arabic news source Al-Ahram has just broken a story of considerable consequence.
 
Today Mohammed Badie - the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood - the terrorist organization in which current Egyptian president Morsi remains a high level functionary, called for a holy war [jihad] to "liberate," Jerusalem, Israel's capital. Badie claimed that Jerusalem was "Islamic" - a central and unifying theme held by all of the major terrorist organizations as well as Iran's mullocracy. 
In Al-Ahram's translation from the Arabic, "Jerusalem is Islamic ... and nobody is entitled to make concessions. The jihad for the recovery of Jerusalem is a duty for all Muslims [and] will not be done through negotiations or at the United Nations."
 
Badie's proclamation is an unabashed call to wage  Islamic jihad against the Jews. As such it is highly provocative and the clearest sign yet that under the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi, Egypt has moved into the Iranian camp. 
Historically, the Islamic claim to Jerusalem is so without merit it's ludicrous.
 
House Hearings - Obama's Failure In Benghazi 

By WILLIAM MAYER
 
October 11, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, chaired by Darell Issa [R-CA] conducted extensive public hearings regarding the national security disaster which befell the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. 
The take away from this session is that there was little regard given to securing the embassy compound against a terrorist attack on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
 
Four witnesses were called to testify under oath. 
They were:
 
Ms. Charlene R. Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State 
Mr. Eric Nordstrom, Regional Security Officer, U.S. Department of State
 
Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, Utah National Guard , U.S. Army 
Ambassador Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of State
 
There is one common thread which connects the testimony of these individuals, three of which are high ranking State Dept. officials. 
All four of them testified that security at Benghazi was almost nonexistent, in the face of a constant threat posed by the political instability in Libya, post the overthrow and subsequent death of Muammar Gaddafi, the country's long-time dictator.
 
Regarding constant threats, the Heritage Foundation Foundry Blog assembled a revealing time-line demonstrating that before the September 11 deadly attack there were at least 12 serious security incidents relating to the embassy. 
Who Really Are The Obama Voters?
 
By WILLIAM MAYER

October 10, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org -  On Sunday evening downtown Oakland, CA - the area around City Hall especially - was ransacked by the Occupy Wall Street Movement. They did this in "celebration" of the first anniversary of the creation of their neo-Marxist/anarchist organization - the same one that most DC Dems including the president championed.

You do remember [don't you?] it being reported on CBS News that Mr. Obama said that, "Occupy Wall Street" reflects "broad-based frustration."

In the Sunday mêlée, windows were smashed, store fronts defaced etc., all the typical havoc which has become associated with these bomb throwers.

Local media has gone to great pains to attempt to differentiate these rioters from a larger group of "peace protesters" who were on the streets at the same time.

There is no difference, the media is lying. All of these people are similarly motivated, some are simply less concerned with concealing the degree of rage that they have against "the system."

At the height of OSW's activity, about a year ago, we are proud to say that this publication did some of the most solid local reporting on the Occupy crowd [see, Bay Area News Group's Journalistic Malfeasance Over Occupy Wall Street Coverage and Occupy Oakland October 19, 2011, Taste The Madness, for example].

While local media attempted to create the impression that these folks were simply registering their dissatisfaction with the "excesses" of Wall Street and were essentially peaceful - "just like you and me" - we knew the truth because we took the time to visit with these people in their ramshackle encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza.

Five minutes at the scene was all it really took though.

While there, we conversed with probably a half dozen local reporters, both print and electronic - over the several hours we spent among this human debris.

They saw exactly what we saw. But somehow the truth ended up on the killing floor of the editing department or checked at the desk of local newspaper editors who were anxious to report their canned narrative, hopeful that this movement represented a welcome [from their point of view] challenge to the Tea Partiers, which the MSM loathes.

I remember gathering literature, revolutionary newspapers and the like and showing it to some of the above referenced reporters. The result was the thousand yard stare, they knew what they were going to report and were not about to be dissuaded by pamphlets depicting the "freedom fighters"  bashing in police and businessmen's skulls with lead pipes. [Note: many more images at the "taste the madness" piece, linked above]



 

 
Sorry, that wasn't going to fly.
 
 
Video Timeline Reveals Massive Obama Coverup Of Benghazi Attack
 

October 10, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This video, prepared by the Heritage Foundation is a thorough indictment of Team Obama's malfeasance in the conduct of foreign policy. Moreover, it proves that the administration has been lying about the tragic Septermer 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.



 
 
 
Somali President Thanks Kenyan Troops For Liberating Somali Cities From Al-Shabaab

October 8, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a Sunday interview with the Africa Standard, Somalia's embattled president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud expressed his country's gratitude for the recent actions taken by Kenyan and allied African forces, wresting the important port city of Kismayu from the terror organization al-Shabaab.
“The Somalia government is truly grateful to Kenya for the contribution it has made to peace and stability in Somalia since 1991...The KDF soldiers shed their blood in helping us liberate Somalia and we will never forget that...”

The al-Qaeda linked group had taken refuge in Kismayu after it had been likewise been driven out of nearby towns. Kismayu's fall represents a huge strategic defeat for East African Islamism and shows that indigenous African troops are capable and willing to confront the jihad.

As we noted in an October 4 piece, Kenya Attacks Last Major Al-Shabaab Stronghold In Somalia, "The audacious beach landing in Kismayo, Somalia by Kenyan forces seemed likely to seriously hamper, if not end the major jihadistic thrust posed by al-Shabaab [an East African al-Qaeda franchise]... These developments are indeed good news for anti-jihadists in Eastern Africa since al-Qaeda has unfortunately been resurgent in the North, specifically Libya. The most recent evidence of this is of course the deadly attack on the American Embassy there, killing 4 including Ambassador Chris Stevens..."
 
Kenya Attacks Last Major Al-Shabaab Stronghold In Somalia
 
By WILLIAM MAYER          
 
October 4, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a pre-dawn amphibious raid conducted on September 27, the Kenyan army overran what is believed to be the last major stronghold of al-Shabaab in Somalia.
 
The audacious  beach landing in Kismayo, Somalia by Kenyan forces seemed likely to seriously hamper, if not end the major jihadistic thrust posed by al-Shabaab [an East African al-Qaeda franchise].
 
Those familiar with the matter speculate that the organization might well be forced underground and thus engage in the bomb-and-run tactics so common to al-Shabaab's parent organization, al-Qaeda.
 
As reported by the Osundefender news website: 
"The assault is likely to send al-Shabab fighters underground. Hardcore fighters may unleash suicide bombs and ambushes...The assault rocks al-Shabab onto its heels and comes as the government is finally getting organized [having] Last month...endorsed a new provisional constitution that expands rights for Somalis. Speaking on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi called the entry of Kenyan forces into the Somali port “a significant victory...a major blow to them and we think it’s positive for the region and for Somalia."
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U.S. – Iranian Nuke Deal – TeamObama Runs up the White Flag

November 26, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The just concluded public negotiating sessions between Iran and the P5 +1 [the US, Great Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany] nations are being fraudulently represented as having produced a draft agreement which curtails Iran’s rapidly developing capacity to build and deliver nuclear weapons.

Instead it’s a green light, removing the limited constraints there were on the country’s ability to pursue its long sought after goal of having the Shia bomb.

Amazingly, Mr. Obama seems entirely comfortable with the idea that a revolutionary Islamic theocracy - already the world’s chief terror financier - can be trusted to become a moderate and responsible custodian of the most destructive weapons known to mankind.

To Obama, it’s just an accepted fact, sorry Israel…go shove it.

The fact that everything the Mullocracy has done up to this point augurs against such a judgment is of no consequence to this President.

Note: Anyone claiming that Iranian President Rouhani is a “moderate” is delusional.

In remarks delivered on August 2, Iran’s “Al-Quds [Jerusalem] Day,” the country’s figurehead said, in an obvious reference to the Jewish state that, “…it is an old wound that has been sitting on the body of the Islamic world, in the shadow of the occupation of the holy land of Palestine and the dear Quds...Muslim people will not forget this historical right and will always stand against oppression and aggression.” [source, Arash Karami, Rouhani’s Comments on Israel ‘Distorted’ by Iran Media , Iran Pulse News]

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Boko Haram and Forced Conversion to Islam

November 20, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The long overdue naming of Boko Haram as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization,” [FTO] by U.S. Department of State doesn’t seem to have slowed down the Islamic terror group as its members continue to wage jihad in Nigeria, its base of operation.

In the present case, the details of the latest action by these thugs has so offended the gods of journo that the story has been picked up by Fox News, an on-again-off-again, sometimes in good standing, member of the MSM.

Under the header, 'Convert or die,' Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram tells Christian women [source, Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News], the piece details the common practice of forced conversion to Islam.

“The kidnapping of a young Christian woman and her forced conversion to Islam is part of an inhuman new strategy used by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram to rid the region of Christians, experts told FoxNews.com…Hajja said she was forced at knifepoint to convert to Islam. “They were about to slaughter me and one of them begged me not to resist and just before I had my throat slit I relented. They put a veil on me and made me read from the Koran,” said Hajja…”

After Hajja’s “conversion” she was brutalized by her captors in the days before her escape, which is fully in keeping with the practice in normative Islam of treating women like swine.

Though Fox News, ever sensitive to specious claims by the multiculturalists, characterized the practice as a “new strategy,” forced conversion has historically been an accepted practice in most Islamic societies despite the common refrain that in Islam “there is no compulsion in religion.”

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Islamo-Fascist London Muslims Chase Anti-Morsi Speaker From Stage

November 15, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Though we believe that our readership fully understands the intolerant nature of normative Islam, it never hurts to reinforce the point.

In what was supposed to be a lecture outlining the challenges facing a post-Morsi Egypt, last month speaker Mohamed El-Nabawy was literally chased from the podium at the University of London by dozens of Muslim Brotherhood types because they disagreed with El-Nabawy’s opposition to dictator Mohamed Morsi, who was removed from office by the military as he sought to establish a Shari’a based Islamic theocracy in the ancient country.

The event took place at the University’s “Bloomsbury School of Oriental and African Studies” [SOAS] [see, Robin De Peyer, Muslim Brotherhood Protesters Storm London University Lecture On Egypt , London Evening Standard].

Mr. El-Nabawy had to be ushered from the stage by security personnel to ensure his safety.

Just keep telling yourself…

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MoveOn Freaking Over Failing “Negotiations” with Iran

November 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Since we like to keep track of what the enemies of this Republic are up to, we subscribe to various mailing lists, one of which is maintained by the commies at MoveOn.

Given that the current pretend negotiations between Tehran and DC have failed, MoveOn, probably taking a cue from Netanyahu’s combative rebuke of negotiating with the Mullocracy, are worried that Iran might finally be put out of the terrorism business for good by the Israelis’

The negotiations taking place in Geneva fell apart thanks mainly to objections by – of all countries - the French, who are justifiably distrustful of the Iranians, whose penchant for deceit seems boundless.

“…After days of rising expectations, diplomats from six world powers failed in marathon talks with Iran..Foreign ministers, who had hoped for a breakthrough on one of the world's most urgent security challenges, said instead early Sunday that they had been unable in 161/2 hours of talks Saturday to resolve issues raised by France…One wants a deal … but not a sucker's deal," Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, told a French radio station, France Inter, in an interview early Saturday…” [source, Paul Richter, Six nations fail to reach deal with Iran on nuclear negotiations , LA Times]

So with the war drums moving a bit closer, the MoveOn-ers have grown fearful that their favorite theocratic dictatorship might be threatened and hence the following missive:

“Dear MoveOn member,

A deal on Iran's nuclear program could be announced any day. That's why I started a petition on MoveOn.org to President Barack Obama in support of his administration's diplomatic efforts. The petition says:

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An Exclusive Interview With A Survivor From The September 1941 Babi Yar Massacre

By EMERSON VERMAAT

November 6, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The Holocaust began in the summer of 1941 when Hitler’s Nazi armies invaded the Soviet Union. Hitler’s mobile killing units of the “SS Einsatzgruppen” (Operational Units) “SS Einsatzkommandos” (Operational Commandos) executed about 800,000 Soviet Jews between the beginning of July and the end of December 1941. The killings continued in 1942, 1943 and 1944. One of the most notorious atrocities occurred in Babi Yar, ten days after the German army occupied Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. In just two days, on September 29 and 30, 1941, that is, the SS killed 33,771 Jews. This figure was mentioned in an internal and secret SS report dated October 2, 1941.

Very few Jews survived the Babi Yar massacre. Three of those survivors are still alive today and I interviewed one of them. His name is Vasily Mikhailovsky. He still lives in Kiev where he was born 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. One day before the Babi Yar massacre, my father was taken away by the Nazis and killed.”

“The same woman who used to clean the streets told my nanny on September 28: ‘You must bring this small Jewish boy to Babi Yar tomorrow morning.’ My nanny was a Ukrainian woman named Anastasia Fomina. She could not read well, but she was a very good nanny.”

“Before the Nazis occupied Kiev, my father sent us away from the city – my brother Pavel and me, my grandmother as well as Anastasia. But 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 that train we noticed that it had already left. My brother and grandmother had left had Kiev just in time, so they survived.”

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PipeLineNews.org Raised Questions About Ashrafuzzaman Khan 9 Years Before Bangladeshi Court Convicted Him of War Crimes

November 5, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Here at PipeLineNews.org we pride ourselves on being ahead of the MSM’s curve regarding the threat posed by Islamism…sometimes remarkably far-ahead.

We call your attention a particularly nasty chap, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a U.S. citizen living in New York. On Sunday, a Bangladeshi tribunal found Khan and an associate guilty [in absentia] of war crimes committed during Bangladesh’s 1971 war for liberation fought against Pakistan.

“DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal sentenced a U.S. citizen and a Briton to death Sunday, after convicting them in absentia of crimes against humanity committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Prosecutors said the men, Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, led an Islamist militia that helped the Pakistani army battle Bengali fighters. They were charged with involvement in the murders of 18 Bengali intellectuals in the waning days of the war. [source, Ruma Paul, US citizen, Briton sentenced in absentia for 1971 war crimes in Bangladesh , Wall Street Journal]

In 2004 we presented much the same by way of allegations.

“…During [Zulfiqar Ali] Shah's period of leading ICNA [the Islamic Circle of North America] Ashrafuzzaman Khan was its Vice President, as well as the head of the ICNA local chapter in Queens New York.

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The Riddle of Tommy Robinson

By CHERYL GATESWORTH

November 4, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Earlier this month anti-jihadists received a double shock when it was learned that Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League (EDL), not only left the organization that he had co-founded, but announced that he was working with the Muslim Quilliam Foundation. It soon became apparent that Mr. Robinson had been in touch with the Quilliam Foundation for the past 18 months through one of its officers, Mo Ansar.

Mr. Robinson announced that he was studying Islam with the Quilliam Foundation under the tutelage of Mo Ansar. He said that despite his best efforts, the EDL had been overtaken by extremists and that he had to devote too large a portion of his time toward policing demonstrations to keep out the radical elements. He had come to believe that the best way to deal with Islamic extremism is to ally with a group that fights extremism and to work with moderate Muslims.

A note about the Quilliam Foundation. It takes its name from a British revert to Islam in the 19th century, William Quilliam. He became known as Abdullah Quilliam and was anything but moderate. The founders of the present day English Quilliam Foundation claim that they have left Hizb ut Tahrir - the Muslim liberation Party and moved from it to establish the new organization. It must have been a long trip. Hizb ut Tahrir is one of the most radical Islamic groups in the West, and one must suspect on some level that these members decided a little taqiyya was called for.

The Quilliam Foundation has been less than honest in quoting Islamic scripture, preferring the benign Meccan scriptures rather than the more violent Medinan ones. Nor have they acknowledged the Principle of Abrogation. If they seek an honest discussion of Islam, and if they proffer themselves as reformers, they must acknowledge the entirety of the Koran, the Hadith and the Sira. Further, in a 2009 press release they supported Palestinian Jihad and called on the UK to use its influence to prevent Israel from self defense with regard to Gaza rocket attacks.

Anti jihadists were divided in their response. Many had already pulled out of support for the EDL, citing its extremists. Some bid farewell to Tommy Robinson as a traitor. Others felt that withdrawal from the EDL was premature, that many of the extremists were plants sent to fracture the group. Why let these people win? Still others felt that those who accused him of betrayal were too hasty. A few - too few, I believe, thought that he had been reached while in prison. The police seemed more intent on enforcing Shari’a law at the demonstrations than they were in fairly dealing with the perpetrators of violence.

In April of this year a group of armed Islamic thugs showed up at Tommy's house and threatened his family. When the police were called, they arrested Tommy. While in prison his accounts were frozen; he was not permitted a change of clothing, and he was placed with Muslim prisoners.

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