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Suicide-bombing instructor blows up his own class

Posted by: Phineas on February 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As you can imagine, I’m shedding rivers of tears over this news. Tears of laughter: A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army […]

 

Iraq and Syria: al Qaeda on the march

Posted by: Phineas on January 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Boy, it’s a good thing President Obama destroyed al Qaeda, isn’t it? Otherwise they’d have conquered the world, by now. As it is, we can be grateful they only control more territory than they ever have: From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda […]

 

Smart-Power Success! Al Qaeda takes Fallujah!

Posted by: Phineas on January 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Not “al Qaeda central,” as the Obama administration likes to call it, but the revived affiliate “al Qaeda in Iraq” (Zarqawi’s old outfit), which is more or less merged with its Syrian equivalent in one big happy family of murdering jihadi psychos. And, taking advantage of internal Iraqi political frictions, they’re making […]

 

#Benghazi: Why the cover-up?

Posted by: Phineas on August 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas We’re a little more than a month away from the one-year anniversary of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi and the deaths of four Americans there, and yet we still have no good answers as to just what was going on there. Why did we have such a poorly secured facility […]

 

Forest fires as an act of jihad?

Posted by: Phineas on June 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Summertime is forest fire season in much of the western United States; here in California, it’s almost an annual ritual to watch some part or another (or several at once) of the state go up in smoke.  And the causes can be as mundane as they are frustrating: firebugs getting their thrills; […]

 

Does al Qaeda now have surface to air missiles?

Posted by: Phineas on June 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, this is not good. Not good at all: The photocopies of the manual lay in heaps on the floor, in stacks that scaled one wall, like Xeroxed, stapled handouts for a class. Except that the students in this case were al Qaeda fighters in Mali. And the manual was a detailed guide, […]

 

Canadian train plot: RCMP asserts an al-Qaeda connection

Posted by: Phineas on April 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I mentioned this in yesterday’s post, but there’s a bit more information on the terrorists and their connection with al-Qaeda: Canadian police officials have linked the plotting of two Muslim men to destroy a Toronto passenger train to al Qaeda’s network inside Iran. The two suspects, neither of whom are Canadian citizens, […]

 

Breaking: Canadians foil Iranian/al Qaeda New York-Toronto train attack

Posted by: Phineas on April 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas They love hitting mass transportation. Breaking in The Washington Examiner: Canadian security officials announced today that they thwarted a terrorist attack on a passenger train reportedly traveling from New York City to Toronto, planned by two men allegedly tied to al Qaeda. “I commend our Canadian counterterrorism partners, particularly the Royal Canadian […]

 

But, I thought Obama said al Qaeda was on the run?

Posted by: Phineas on March 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Apparently not so “on the run” that they couldn’t plan to turn Mali into another strategic base: French forces also discovered “a small army of jihadists” from around the world in the isolated Ametetai valley, Reuters reported. Found with them were arms caches containing heavy weapons, material for improvised explosive devices, and suicide bomb […]

 

Israel blasts Syrian convoy in Lebanon: was it carrying chemical weapons?

Posted by: Phineas on January 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas If PJM’s Barry Rubin is right, it’s the development many have feared: a desperate, vengeful Bashar Assad giving WMDs to the genocidal jihadists of Hizbullah: It has been reported that a number of Israeli planes flew over Lebanon and attacked a convoy near the Syrian-Lebanese border. The fact that this comes shortly […]