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Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Claims Galilee Threat from Syria

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Hezbollah terrorist chief Hassan Nasrallah claimed this week that Israel’s Galilee region is being threatened by events in Syria.

He noted that Israel was growing more worried about Iran as the days pass, and that the Jewish State is now closely guarding the Galilee region areas near the Golan Heights due to fear of cross-border attacks.

Nearly a month after an IDF jeep was blown up as soldiers patrolled along the northern border, Nasrallah also claimed responsibility for that attack, saying it came in response to one he blamed on Israel that prevented his group from receiving sophisticated arms from Iran.

But Israel has yet to acknowledge its part in the air strike, which left four Hezbollah terrorists dead. A missile launcher and two trucks that set out from Syria bearing supplies of missiles allegedly able to carry newer, heavier warheads never reached the Hezbollah warehouses.

According to a report in the Lebanese Daily Star newspaper quoting an interview published Monday in the As-Safir newspaper, Syrian government forces have begun to re-establish their control over Damascus and surrounds. Not good news for the State of Israel, said Nasrallah, who told the newspaper the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is no longer in jeopardy.

Nasrallah claimed that although opposition forces in Syria appeared to have the upper hand last year, the fact that Assad remained in office was proof “the danger of the Syrian regime falling has ended and we have exceeded the risk of partition.”

The Shi’ite terror chief added that although there had been one group in Syria that had opposed Hezbollah’s presence, but that the issue had been settled. Nasrallah said that the presence of “radical groups” in Syria are an existential threat to Lebanon and the region.

The Al Qaeda terrorist organization – a radical Islamist Sunni group – has been referred to by rival terrorists  as a “radical” organization. While the conflict in Syria often appears to Western eyes as a basic civil war, that is not what this is really about.

In the absence of an orderly transfer of power from Assad to another strong administrative hand at the helm, Syria is now in the process of being systematically hacked apart by rival groups backed by various Arab countries, each vying for a piece of the land in which to set up independent emirates.

Many are radical Islamists linked to groups like Al Qaeda or Hezbollah, although some are independent. A separate sector of groups is loosely tied together in the moderate secular council of opposition forces known as the Syrian National Council.

It is this group with which the West tried to form a relationship – only to discover that any military support it provided was handed over to radical Islamic terrorists whenever the groups united together to fight Syria’s government army.

Israel has been providing medical support to the opposition forces – and possibly to Assad’s forces as well, it is not really clear – in a field hospital set up in the ‘no man’s land’ buffer zone in the Golan Heights. Critically wounded Syrians are somehow spirited over the border and brought to Israeli hospitals in Tzfat and sometimes elsewhere in Israel for special care.

Report: Al Qaeda Breaking Ties with a Branch in Syria

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

The Al Qaeda terrorist network reportedly is breaking ties with the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria (ISIS) Syria that has been balking at orders from Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri. The terrorist group also is known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

An unconfirmed website message from Al Qaeda stated the ISIS “is not a branch of the al-Qaeda group [and al-Qaeda] does not have an organizational relationship with it and is not the group responsible for their actions.” The ISIS has been acting independently has tried to take over the Nusra Front. Fighting between them and with rebels has created a mini-civil war within the larger civil war raging through Syria.

On Saturday, the ISIL killed 26 people, including the commander of the rival al-Tawheed Brigades, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported late Saturday that the ISIL killed 26 people.

Al Qaeda Setting Up Bases in Turkey, Says IDF General

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Al Qaeda terrorists already have set up three bases in Turkey after having established a presence in Syria, IDF Intelligence Chief Maj.- Gen. Aviv Kochavi told a national security conference in Tel Aviv.

“Syria is projecting its conflict to the whole region. Those blotches (on the map) in Turkey are no mistake by the graphic artist and it is a short way from there into Europe,” Kochavi said.

Turkey has denied that Al Qaeda is allowing Al Qaeda to operate within its borders, but Kochavi’s spokeswoman provided Reuters with a map showing where the terrorist bases are located.

US: Canceling Olympics an Option Due to Terrorism Threats

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, had some ominous statements to share about the upcoming 2014 Olympics, set to begin Feb. 7,  in Sochi, Russia.

“I would say that the security threat to this particular Olympics are the greatest I think I’ve ever seen,” McCaul said.

He also said that canceling the Olympics is an option that has to remain on the table.

“If this thing gets worse, maybe we would consider that,” McCaul said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Jan. 26.

McCaul was particularly concerned about a recent statement made by al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who called for a global jihad against the Olympics.

That makes three separate Islamist terrorist threats against next month’s winter Olympics.  Doku Umarov, a terrorist leader who resides in the Caucasus Mountains not far from Sochi, called for jihad against the Olympics this past summer.  A second terrorist group, Ansar al-Sunna, released a video last week threatening terrorism against the games.

Canada has a different response to the very serious threat of terrorism at the Sochi games.  It has issued a warning to its athletes, calling on them to “carefully consider” whether to attend the games.

In an advisory late Friday, Jan. 24, Canada’s Public Safety Minister and the ministers of state of foreign affairs and sport said the Games were an “attractive” terrorist target and that airports and border crossings were “particularly vulnerable,” according to the National Post.

“Canadians should be aware that, although the host country will have special security arrangements in place at Olympic venues, this does not eliminate the risk of terrorist attacks,” the Public Safety Minister said. “The decision to travel despite these concerns rests with the traveler, and such decisions should be considered carefully.”

Israel has a five person delegation set to travel to Sochi for the Olympics, three figure skaters, a speed  and one skier.  So far Israel has not made any public statements about specific security steps for its Olympic athletes, but the safety of Israeli athletes at global events has been an especial concern ever since 11 Israelis were murdered at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Israel Arrests Jihad Cell that Planned Attack on US Embassy

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Israel has uncovered a world Jihad plot to execute massacres in Jerusalem and an attack against the American Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) lifted a gag order Wednesday and announced it has arrested three terrorists, Iad Abu Sara (24) and Rubin Abu Nijma (30) of Jerusalem and Ala Anam (22) of Jenin. Sara carries an Israeli identity card.

They were recruited and directed by Al Qaeda terrorists in Gaza and were under the direction of Arebe A-Shaham. The three did not know about each other and communicated via the Internet.

The attacks were to be carried out by foreign terrorists using fake Russian identities and disguised as tourists. One of them was to depart for Syria, via Turkey, for advanced explosives training.

They had studied the bus route from Jerusalem to Maaleh Adumim, east of the capital, and planned a massacre that was to start by shooting the tires of a bus, after which the terrorists were to shoot dead the passengers at close range and then slaughter the rescue teams arriving at the scene.

Two of the terrorists planned simultaneous attacks, one of them a suicide truck bombing at the Jerusalem Convention Center (Binyanei HaUma), where thousands of people often attend events, and the other at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Another plot was to kidnap an IDF soldier and attack the A-Tur neighborhood in Jerusalem.

The Shin Bet said that one terrorist revealed during interrogation how he obtained weapons and learned the use of explosives on the Internet.

“These patterns are identical to Al Qaeda operations,” said a security spokesman. Al Qaeda has established an initial infrastructure in Judea and Samaria, which includes hundreds of members. It can still be stopped.”

Not even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would think that the Palestinian Authority is the party that could stop it.

He couldn’t be that far out, could he?

Aryeh Savir of Tazpit News Agency contributed to this report.

 

Al Qaeda-Linked Car Bomb Kills 26 in Syrian Rebel Stronghold

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

The Al Qaeda-linked ISIL terrorist organization attacked a rebel-held city in northern Syria on Wednesday and killed at least 26 people in a car bomb explosion.

Fighting between the rebels and ISIL has developed into a second civil war with the broader civil war between Syrian President Bassar al-Assad and opposition forces.

ISIL denied claims by rebel spokesman that its commander was killed in a clash with rebels. The commander is from Belgium, and the Belgian foreign ministry confirmed that it hard of reports that he was dead.

Turkey Arrests of Alleged Terrorists Include Member of IHH

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Turkish police raised a Muslim charity front that is allegedly linked to Al Qaeda and arrested several people, including one who works for the IHH group that kidnapped and brutally assaulted IDF commandos who  stopped their Mavi Mamara ship and other boats from reaching embargoed Gaza.

The “Humanitarian Relief Foundation” said police raided their warehouse near the Syrian border but it denied it is linked with Al Qaeda.

Suicide and Car Bombs Kill More than 30 in Iraq and Syria

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

At least 13 Iraqi soldiers and 18 Syrians, including woman and children, were killed Thursday in another round of the seemingly endless fighting in both countries.

Iraq was supposed to be safe from democracy after the American invasion, but it has been neither safe nor democratic since then. Bombings by anti-government and Al Qaeda terrorists have returned as an almost daily event.

Thursday’s suicide bombing struck an airfield where Iraqi recruits were registering,

The car bomb in Syria exploded in the province of Hama, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syria’s official state media claimed on Wednesday that opposition forces attacked two of its chemical weapons facilities.

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