PipeLineNews Archives: January 2017

The Terror Threat From Libya, Somalia and Yemen

By EMERSON VERMAAT

January 30, 2017 – Amersfoort, NL – PipeLineNews.org - A large number of ISIS jihadists succeeded in entering Europe in 2016. Most of them were from Syria, Iraq and Libya. Most of them claimed to be “refugees” and applied for asylum. Although ISIS is being driven away from Northern Libya, this merciless terror group has not been defeated in that country. Just like al-Qaeda, they are extremely resilient and quite capable of escaping to Europe and create new terror cells there.

Robert Bertholee is chief of the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) in the Netherlands. He points out that Libya poses a serious terror threat to Europe, although his service’s capabilities in tracking dangerous terrorists from Libya have been improved: “Let us assume that we receive information from a friendly intelligence service that an ISIS leader is on his way to Amsterdam and the French receive information that a certain person left Libya and is now on his way to Paris. Previously, these two bits of information would not have been connected, but now we are able to do so.” Bertholee claims that a number of arrests have already been made.

Loretta Napoleoni is an Italian-British expert on terrorism. Her latest book “Merchants of Men” is quite alarming. She describes “how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business.” She also describes how ISIS profits directly from the migrant traficking route via Libya:

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The Soros Revolution?

January 25, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A tremendous bit of genuine investigative journo recently appeared in an unlikely publication, the New York Times. It was written by Asra Q. Nomani [Billionaire George Soros has ties to more than 50 ‘partners’ of the Women’s March on Washington, January 20, 2017] who produced the data primarily by sifting through online resources such as Google documents [for example this spreadsheet detailing Soros' political contributions] to reveal and probe the tendrils between the mega-billionaire currency trader and some of the most radically leftist groups which populate the Democrat party constellation.

As a result, many who are interested in how social movements can be created and then orchestrated are becoming aware of Soros’ close ties to a huge number of “social action” organizations worldwide. Without exception all these groups push the progressive/Marxist agenda - open borders, income redistribution, reduced civil liberties, extreme intolerance to even the slightest deviation from the operative ideology and probably most visibly, the fanatical and mindless support for the Holy Grail of the Democrat party, the sacrament of abortion.

In a November 2015 feature story, PipeLineNews.org reported on 70 such relationships [see, William Mayer, Hungarian PM Orbán Blames Soros For Muslim Invasion, PipeLineNews.org] between the financier and his coterie of activists and that number was conservative given the fact that Soros also owns or is affiliated in some with a very large number of media organizations, especially in Eastern Europe as well as sponsoring “internships” for promising young leftist journos in various publications and/or news sources.

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The CIA’s Great Misstep In Its War For Supremacy
By WILLIAM MAYER

January 23, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – There has been a very public intra-governmental war going on between [now former] director John Brennan’s Central Intelligence Agency and the incoming Trump administration. It has by no means been a typical DC bureaucratic turf dust-up. This one is being promulgated by the United States’ premiere spy agency and - making the matter far more serious - is actually a continuation of a long standing and completely illegal effort by the CIA to avoid culpability and "leave no fingerprints" as it runs illegal domestic operations against political targets.

Brennan's actions can only be judged in one way, it was his objective [obviously acting upon orders by former president Obama] to discredit Donald Trump by creating the impression that Vlad Putin hacked him into office.

More succinctly this is called an attempted soft coup.

Now, while we are generally wary of just about anything that appears on The Intercept, given its political bias, its commentary is usually interesting as long as one keeps the aforementioned in mind.

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Obama Providing ISIS with Targeting Coordinates in Syria?

January 18, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – According to a just released report by the Russian government friendly television network RT:

“A large group of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants have been making massive advances in Deir ez-Zor province, cutting off a key air base supplying both anti-jihadist fighters and civilians in the region.” [source, ISIS cut off Deir ez-Zor airbase, threaten 120,000 civilians , RT]

The Iranian state run Fars agency reports much the same, but adding that given the precise nature of the ISIS operation, that satellite imagery must have been used, while opining that Team Obama is the source of the information

“A prominent military analyst said the US has provided the ISIL with aerial and satellite images of the Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzur to be used in the terrorist group's offensives…ISIL intends to take full control of Deir Ezzur city and vast regions in Syria's desert from South of Sweida up to Palmyra in Homs and from Raqqa to Deir Ezzur to take control of Syria's border with Iraq. [source, Syrian Analyst: US Providing Satellite Images to ISIL for Deir Ezzur Attack , Fars]

Deir Ezzur is in South East Syria and it being taken over by ISIS should be a serious concern for Iraq’s ISF which has spent nearly two years trying to retake the North Eastern Iraqi metropolis of Mosul.

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Bingo – Florida Shooter Converted to Islam Years Before Entering U.S. Army

By JUDICIAL WATCH

January 16, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – "The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya.

Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter to radical Islam while the official story from authorities is that the gunman is a mentally ill, Hispanic Army veteran named Esteban Santiago that became unhinged after a tour in Iraq. Only one mainstream media outlet mentions the possibility of Santiago’s “jihadist identity,” burying it in a piece about New York possibly being his initial target. A paragraph deep in the story mentions that investigators recovered Santiago’s computer from a pawn shop and the FBI is examining it to determine whether he created a “jihadist identity for himself using the name Aashiq Hammad…” The rest of the traditional mainstream media coverage promotes the government rhetoric that omits any ties to terrorism even though early on a photo surfaced of Santiago making an ISIS salute while wearing a keffiyeh, a Palestinian Arab scarf.

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Rape: The Hard Edge of the Refugees' Soft Jihad

By CHERYL GATESWORTH

January 16, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – During December 2014 we published an article entitled Adjo (goodbye) Sweden. In that feature piece we discussed the rapid transformation of Sweden from a free, über tolerant and prosperous nation into one just this side of an Islamic hellhole.

The cause?

Unrestricted Muslim immigration into the West, ostensibly for economic reasons but in reality, part of a planned Islamic human wave attack using cadres of primarily military aged young Muslim men [hijrah in Arabic] to establish forward operating bases inside Christian Europe. As seen within the context of the Shari’a, this is a soft jihad; non-kinetic warfare, but nonetheless one dripping with hostility and harboring far grander plans.

The technique used in Sweden has been perfected over hundreds of years. When Muslims are small in number they live virtually unnoticed, however once arriving at a sufficient critical mass they become bellicose and desirous of imposing the Shari’a upon the host society at large.

Consistent with the progressive narrative, since all Western Muslims are “discriminated” against, the victim card is there for the taking. This has the effect of criminalizing the victims who are under constant provocation by the Islamic portion of a society, leading to politically charged epithets involving hatred, in this case the mythic Islamophobia, which statistically doesn’t exist in the West.

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Viktor Orbán - Europe’s Last Hope?

January 10, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Viktor Mihály Orbán, the Hungarian Prime Minister [and leader of the Fidesz party] has continually been in the news for at least the last year, due to his passionate opposition to Middle Eastern [especially Syrian] “refugees” immigrating to Hungary.

Orbán has a long political record of opposing totalitarianism, coming to public prominence over his opposition to the occupation of Hungary by the Soviet Union during the Cold War period.

Since then he has quickly risen as perhaps the chief proponent in Europe of a brand of nationalistic populism which highly values the cultural mores of the continent’s native born. Hence his resistance to the Islamic hijrah which is streaming Westwards primarily through the choke point, Turkey is entirely natural and consistent.

Orbán’s simple but blunt eloquence, fearlessness and rejection of the EU’s globalism has made him something of a talisman in what has become Western Civilization’s fight to maintain its classically liberal democratic, Judeo/Christian founding principals.

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Robert Silverman’s Amazing Disappearing Israel

January 9, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On December 16, 2016 we published a rather lengthy piece detailing the uncomfortably close relationship that has developed between the American Jewish Committee and “some of the nastiest Islamists in North America” [see, Beila Rabinowitz and William Mayer, The American Jewish Committee Has a Mental Breakdown - Jews For Jihad Revisited , PipeLineNews.org].

Actually that posting revisited a topic that we had explored 10 years earlier [see, Binyamin Axelrod, Jews for Jihad? How the American Jewish Committee Abets Islamism, PipeLineNews.org] in which we questioned why the AJC was conducting “faith sharing” outreach efforts to Islamists, which really were from the Muslim point of view, simply opportunities to spread the faith, da’wa.

Having set forth the case against Jewish organizations such as the AJC engaging in what are really empty-headed Kabuki dances with Islamic groups whose idea of dialogue is a one way street and wanting to put this story to bed, this writer visited the Twitter account website for Mr. Silverman which is @silverrj99.

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John Brennan, Obama and the Central Intelligence Agency

January 6, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - What we must presume has been a behind the scene conflict between politicized elements of America’s rather vast intelligence infrastructure [at least 17 discreet agencies, which doesn’t take “dark op” players into account] leading up to and now following the November 8 election, has ingloriously boiled over into a public cat fight.

If not for the subject matter the scene would be reminiscent of the now semi-ancient but nonetheless still hilarious Mad Magazine cartoon series, Spy vs. Spy…it’s gotten that bad.

The basic thesis, doggedly argued by the most politicized of the various intelligence agencies' nodes - John Brennan’s CIA – is that Vlad Putin’s operatives were responsible for the DNC/John Podesta hack which Hillary supporters believe threw the election into the Dem’s nightmare scenario, victory by the Blond Barbarian from New York, Donald J. Trump.

We have touched upon this topic frequently and quite recently for example [see, A Spiteful And Psychopathic Obama Tries To Start World War III , The Anti-Trump Pushback and Obama Unchained ] so readers should be well aware of our high level of skepticism over the claims - primarily by the CIA - that the election was “hacked.”

Since its inception as the Office of Strategic Services [OSS] at the start of World War II, when it was viewed a somewhat of a gentlemen’s club, albeit gentlemen licensed to administer lethal force with great prejudice, to its modern day incarnation as a behemoth with an astounding 21,000 plus employees, there have been rumors of politicization and “cooked” intelligence as well as public demonstrations of same.

According to Foreign Policy Magazine the CIA has had some really serious intelligence failures which caught the agency entirely flat footed: the Yom Kippur War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the fall of the Soviet Union, Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iranian Revolution, India’s successful nuke test, of course 9/11 and finally, the Iraqi WMD fiasco. [see, The Ten Biggest American Intelligence Failures , FP]

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ISIS and the Virtual Caliphate

January 4, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Despite predictions by many that ISIS would be defeated in 2016, the Sunni terrorist army has – in the face of some battlefield setbacks - ingeniously developed new capabilities which make it a far more dangerous foe going forward.

Such is the conclusion of an important new study by Harleen Gambeer [The Virtual Caliphate: ISIS' Information Warfare] and published by the Institute for the Study of War.

In the author’s own words:

“The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) poses an evolving threat to the U.S., its allies, and its broader interests. Its approach to information warfare has represented a key component of its overall strategy, including during the period it has faced sustained pressure. ISIS has suffered significant setbacks on the ground, yet has demonstrated the ability to adapt.

ISIS will likely maintain the capacity to align its military and information operations (IO) in the coming years. Continuing conflicts and the plodding effort to address the underlying conditions where it has taken root will likely help ISIS retain physical sanctuary and command and control capability in Iraq, Syria, and North Africa, even if it loses control of major cities.” [pg. 7]

ISIS’ Information Operation [IO] was largely devised by Abu Mohammad al-Adnani who though killed in a U.S. air raid last year, lives on in the virtual army he created. This ghostly fighting force is one heavy on recruitment using the group’s lurid video’s and “how to” instruction manuals as a tool to embolden would be mujahid into acting on their own or in consort with would be fellow jihadists.

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The 2 Year Campaign by Iraq’s Pretend Army to Retake Mosul

January 4, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – For those few who are still following the developments in America’s numerous foreign wars, the epic “battle” for the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul, might serve as the poster child for the feckless foreign policy of the Obama administration as well as being a sigil representing the almost unbelievable cowardice and ineptitude of the so-called Iraqi army [Iraqi Security Force, ISF in Pentagonese] as it continues to pretend that it really intends to reclaim the key city which has been largely held by ISIS since 2014 and under varying degrees of “siege” since.

As we noted in June of 2014 when the Sunni terrorist group commenced its attack by targeting Christians:

“A definitive example of what's happening has occurred in the city of Mosul, where over the last two weeks thousands of Christians have been forced to flee as ISIS took over the city.

"According to CNN , militants believed to be from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took control of the airport, government offices, and TV stations. Iraqi police and soldiers fled from the onslaught. The militants freed around 1,000 militants from the Mosul prison.

The Iraqi government has asked the United States for help, under the terms of the Strategic Agreement. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki has asked the parliament to declare a state of emergency and called on all able Iraqi men to come out and help defend the country.

While the majority of Mosul’s 1.8 million inhabitants are Sunni Muslim, the city has historic importance for the world’s Christians. Mosul encompasses the ancient city of Nineveh, which is first mentioned in Genesis 10:11: “ Ashur left that land, and built Nineveh". It was to the city of Nineveh that God sent Jonas to preach repentance, and in the end the city was saved from destruction." [source, Katie Gorka, Apocalyptic Assault by Islamist Militants Underway in Mosul , Iraq, Breitbart] [source, O bama Lied, Christians Crucified]

Reading the “battlefield reports” coming from the area over the last two years brings to mind Lyndon Johnson using a deliberately concocted “body count” of supposed NVA and VC casualties in Vietnam to hide the fact that the war wasn’t going well at all.

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