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Posts Tagged ‘al-Qaeda

Violence lessens in Iraq as fighters shift to Syria

February 21, 2012

The departure of al Qaeda-affiliated fighters from Iraq to join the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria has had one benefit, Iraqi officials say: Violence has dropped in Iraq, in some areas by as much as 50 percent in just a few months. Iraqi officials declined to provide precise figures for the drop-off […]

The al-Qaeda Islamist Spring behind the Libyan Rebellion

February 18, 2012

Yesterday was the official one-year anniversary of the “February 17th Revolution,” the Libyan rebellion against the rule of Moammar Qaddafi, with a massive helping hand from NATO. Although the rebellion was initially presented in the Western news media as a “protest movement,” it is clear from both video evidence and firsthand accounts that the “protests” […]

China replaces al Qaeda as the official American threat

October 22, 2011

The main reason the US is invading Africa is … China. Africa is China’s success story. Where the Americans bring drones and destabilization, the Chinese bring roads, bridges and dams. What they want is resources, especially fossil fuels. Libya under Muammar Gaddafi was one of China’s most important sources of fuel. When the civil war […]

Muammar Qadhafi killed in another political kudo for Obama

October 20, 2011

After enduring years of Republican attacks for a feckless and weak foreign policy, Obama has scored a couple of dramatic victories abroad in recent months. In May, U.S. Navy SEALs killed Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden in a daring nighttime raid inside Pakistan. And just last month, a U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed […]

A Third American Killed by US Drones

October 19, 2011

In the days before a CIA drone strike killed Anwar al-Awlaki last month, his 16-year-old son ran away from the family home in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa to try to find him, relatives say. When he, too, was killed in a U.S. airstrike Friday, the Awlaki family decided to speak out for the first time […]

Anwar al-Awlaki American Muslim cleric

October 4, 2011

On September 30 Barack Obama used his asserted new power of the president and had two American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan murdered. Anwar Awlaki was a moderate American Muslim cleric who served as an advisor to the US government after 9/11 on ways to counter Muslim extremism. Awlaki was gradually radicalized by Washington’s […]

Two American citizens assassinated in Yemen with American drones –Or were they?

October 2, 2011

AP reports: Anwar al-Awlaki, a well-known and controversial American imam with ties to al-Qaeda, was killed along with four others, another also an American citizen. Samir Khan – who was from North Carolina – and al-Awlaki were killed early Friday in a strike on a convoy in Yemen. The strike was carried out by the […]

9/11 helped US achieve its goals in Afghanistan and Central Asia

September 13, 2011

Some political analysts say the 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan was aimed at protecting and promoting its interests in the region, not defeating Al Qaeda and Taliban. Muhammad Ameen Wakman, professor of political science at Kabul University, said the US had planned to come to the region before 9/11. The US objectives in the region […]

FBI Entrapment as Government Policy

September 1, 2011

From Trevor Aaronson’s expose entitled “The Informants” published in the September/October 2011 issue of Mother Jones, we learn the FBI has concluded that Al-Qaeda as an organization is no longer a major threat to the US. The threat now comes from the “lone wolf,” the person who is angry at or frustrated by their life […]

US drone attack in Yemen every day this month

June 15, 2011

The US has conducted more than 15 drone attacks in Yemen since the beginning of June, a Yemen defense ministry official said. US officials said the CIA would operate in coordination with the US Joint Special Operations Command, which has been flying Predators and other remotely piloted planes over Yemen for much of the past […]