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9/11 Spreads in the Middle East

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Al Qaeda was alive and well in the Middle East Wednesday, the 12th  anniversary of the terrorist web’s attacks on the United States.

Two of Al Qaeda-linked terrorists are not so alive and well, but they had the joy of knowing they will be welcomed by 72 virgins for having killed at least 11 Egyptian soldiers and civilians in a double suicide bombing attack at Rafiah, the divided city that straddles the border between Egypt and Gaza.

Bin Laden is long and gone, but he left behind thousands of monsters who are united by a hatred of the West and a burning desire to inflict radical Islam rule on the world.

Al Qaeda is not a monolithic group, but its ideology inspired what are commonly known as “Al Qaeda-linked groups.”

Marc Sagemen, a former CIA officer and now a psychiatrist and counter terrorism consultant, has pointed out, “We like to create a mythical entity called [al-Qaeda] in our minds, but that is not the reality we are dealing with.” He described the terrorist organization as a “loose label for a movement that seems to target the West.”

Al Qaeda and copy-cat groups operate in dozens of countries and in the past three years have helped turn the Middle East into fertile ground to establish a base of power to spread hate and death in the West.

Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and Syria are in danger of extinction as countries. President Shimon Peres noted Wednesday that if Syrian President Bassar al-Assad does not play ball and come clean with its stockpile of chemical weapons, it will continue to dissolve into “ a number of countries.”

The Russian RT news agency reported on Wednesday a disgusting example of what goes though the demented minds of Al Qaeda terrorists.

Raouchan Gazakov brought his family to Syria, taught his 5-year-old son to make bombs and bade farewell to his relative, a suicide bomber,” he told RT’s Maria Finoshina in a Damascus prison, where he explained why he came to fight for Al-Qaeda.

“A group called Murad approached me a year ago and convinced me that Muslims in Syria are being oppressed and killed, and that I should go and take up arms against Assad for world jihad.” Raouchan sneaked into Syria last January through Turkey, from where he was accompanied by two men saying they were from Al Qaeda. Once in Syria, he joined an Egyptian-run jihadist group.

Another terrorist in a Syrian prison, Amer El Khadoud, related that he left a normal family life in France to join the Syrian jihad with an Al-Qaeda affiliated group.

The Washington think tank Bipartisan Policy Center recently concluded, “The civil war in Syria may provide Al-Qaeda with an opportunity to regroup, train and plan operations. Foreign fighters hardened in that conflict could eventually destabilize the region or band together to plot attacks against the West.”

Congress heard the same message Tuesday.

“Al Qaeda and its allies dominate a large portion of northern Syria and play a key role in fighting throughout the rest of the country,” Thomas Joscelyn, an analyst with the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the House Homeland Security Committee.

His scary appraisal contradicted that of  John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State and Wishful Thinking. He said Al Qaeda does not play a major role in Syria.

Thomas Joscelyn, an analyst with the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, dumped that idea into the Foggy Bottom sea of illusions. He told the House committee on Tuesday, “These same al Qaeda-affiliated forces have fought alongside Free Syrian Army brigades. Al Qaeda has made the fight for Syria a strategic priority.”

Al Qaeda and similar groups have not forgotten 9/11.

“The Islamic Emirate of Libya,” a terrorist organization that may be an Al Qaeda affiliate first reported in 2011, warned on Tuesday that it will “celebrate” 9/11 with terrorist attacks on certain targets, such as the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

In Somalia, terrorists who work with Al Qaeda have staked out headquarters, according to the country’s Mareeg news website.

One of the terrorists is Taliban spiritual leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, who gave bin Laden and Al Qaeda leaders’ shelter prior to 9/11.

And there is  Sirajuddin Haqqani, a warlord and leader of the Haqqani network that fights American forces in Afghanistan from his base in Pakistan and which hosts Al Qaeda terrorists. He is the leader of the Haqqani network and is a veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

Report: Syrian Pilots Sign Pledge to be ‘Kamikaze Suicide Pilots’

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

A suicide squad of at least 13 Syrian pilots has signed a pledge to serve as kamikaze pilots against Israel in the event that the United States attacks the Assad regime, the London Guardian reported Thursday.

A Syrian army office told the newspaper, “If the US and British armies launch a single rocket we will launch three or four, and if their warplanes raid our skies they will face hell fire.

“If we are unable to shoot down their warplanes with artillery, we have military pilots who are ready to attack these foreign war planes by their own warplanes and blow them up in the air.”

The Guardian said it could not verify the information but noted that the same officer previously has shared reliable information about battles between rebels and loyalists to the regime.

“We have more than 8,000 suicide martyrs within the Syrian army, ready to carry out martyrdom operations at any moment to stop the Americans and the British. I myself am ready to blow myself up against US aircraft carriers to stop them attacking Syria and its people,” he declared.

The same officer also denied that the Assad regime was involved in last week’s chemical attack, near Damascus.

The Indian IANS news agency also reported two days ago that approximately 10 pilots wrote a letter, quoted by the Syriasteps website that is close to Syrian government agencies, that “we, soldiers from this nation, who sacrifice ourselves for its dignity and pride with our souls and our blood, are ready to carry out suicide attacks.

We will conduct these attacks at sea, in the air or on the ground, wherever the enemy forces are located,” it added.

The suicide threat may be real or may be another propaganda effort by the regime, which has controlled the flow of news out of the country since the rebellion began to take on serious dimensions.

It is impossible to know if the suicide squad actually exists or is another poly to assure Syrians that Assad is in control.

Following are a few headlines that the regime’s official SANA news agency published Thursday, illustrating how it denies reality:

“Any military attack on Syria is violation of UN Charter;”

“Any military aggression on Syria will create a catastrophe in the region ;”

“Syria will press on war against terrorism”;

“Syria not afraid of any aggression and we will have eventual victory”; and

“Syria submitted proof of chemical weapons use by terrorists”;

Syrian Opposition Claims Gulf States Sent 400 Tons of Weapons

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Gulf states supporting Syria rebels in the civil war against Syrian President Bassar al-Assad have sent them 400 tons of arms, opposition sources told Reuters Sunday.

Most of the shipments contained ammunition for anti-=-aircraft machine guns and shoulder-fired weapons. The ammunition and arms cross into northern Syria form Turkey.

The movement of weapons for rebels reportedly has increased sharply since last week’s reports of the large-scale use of chemical weapons in Syria, where both Assad and rebels accuse each other of using chemical warfare.

Netanyahu Worried about ‘Tragedy and Crime’ in Syria

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet Sunday morning that Syria falls into the same category as Iran when it comes to Israel’s having to strike first in order to defend itself against a threat that could destroy the country.

Referring to the use of chemical weapons across the northern border, the Prime Minister said, “What happened in Syria is both a terrible tragedy and an awful crime. Our hearts go out to the women, children and babies, the civilians who were so brutally attacked by weapons of mass destruction.

“From this we draw three conclusions: One, this situation must not be allowed to continue.

“Two, the most dangerous regimes in the world must not be allowed to possess the most dangerous weapons in the world. And three, we expect that this will stop, of course, but we must always remember our sages’ ancient principle: “If we are not for ourselves, who will be for us?”

He explained that “our finger must always be on the pulse” and that “ours is a responsible finger and if necessary, it will also be on the trigger.”

Nasrallah Has Golden Opportunity to Become Martyr in Syria

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Hezbollah’s supreme leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed on Friday he is willing to personally fight against Syrian rebels, and the next day he had his big chance when it was reported that one of his commanders there was killed.

“If the battle with these terrorist Takfiris requires for me personally and all of Hezbollah to go to Syria, we will go to Syria,” Nasrallah said in a speech on Friday.

The very next day, Hezbollah commander Hossam Ali Nisr was buried in his hometown in Lebanon after being killed in fighting near Damascus, the Beirut Daily Star reported. It was not disclosed when he was killed, but it is known that more than two dozen Hezbollah terrorist fighters died in the battle.

Nasrallah’s speech on Friday was delivered after terrorists who are fiercely opposed to Hezbollah exploded a car bomb in one of its stronghold south of Beirut, killing 24 people and injuring approximately 300 others.

“If you think that by killing our women and children … and destroying our neighborhoods, villages and cities we will retreat or back away from our position, you are wrong,” Nasrallah declared in a rare public appearance.

However Nasrallah, like almost all terrorist leaders, prefers to sit in his comfortable headquarters, where he issues instructions for martyrdom.

The chances of his personally endangering his own life and fighting against Syrian rebels are about the same as his recognizing Israel as a partner for peace.

Rebels’ Car Bomb Kills 18 in Christina-Druze Damascus Suburb

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Syrian rebels set off a car bomb and killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens of others in a predominantly Christian and Druze suburb of Damascus Tuesday night. Rebels have suspected Syrian Druze and Christians, who have to portray themselves as neutral in the civil war, of secretly supporting the Assad regime.

Official state television showed footage of stores that sustained heavy damage from the explosion, that also burned dozens of vehicles.

Suicide Attack Helps Rebels Take Over Syrian Military Airport

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Syrian rebels staged a suicide attack that enabled its forces to overcome government troops and take over a key air base in northern Syria Tuesday morning. Rebels also seized tanks and arms.

The victory was both military and moral, coming after last week’s Syrian offensive that took back control of areas in Homs and in the commercial city of Aleppo and appeared to be devastating the rebels. Taking over the air base deprives Syrian President Bassar al-Assad’s military of a key supply route in the Aleppo region.

Two foreign fighters in an armored vehicle blew themselves up to help break through Syrian army defense at the air base, according to The New York Times. After the rebels’ victory, dozens of Syrian soldiers reportedly defected.

The rebellion, well into its third year, has divided the country into different regions, a situation that could be the best for Israel if it means that the next regime will be far less powerful with control of a smaller area.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/suicide-attack-helps-rebels-take-over-syrian-military-airport/2013/08/06/

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