December 18, 2017

Shocker: U.S. Worried About Jihadists Getting Arms in Syria

Via the Guardian: . . .The US state department has publicly admitted it is concerned about Gulf-supplied weapons reaching jihadi groups in Syria. The spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “There are issues here as to where this [foreign supplied weapons] goes and that we need to all work hard to ensure that extremists, jihadists, al-Qaida [and] […]

Catch and Release: U.S. Secretly Releasing Afghan Prisoners for Promises of Peace

Via Washington Post: The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks. As the United States has unsuccessfully pursued a peace deal with the […]

Chen Guangcheng Left the U.S. Embassy After Threats to His Wife

Via The Guardian: Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left the US embassy in Beijing only after threats his family would be immediately returned to house arrest, a close friend has said. Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, had earlier said that the handling of his stay and departure “reflected his choices and our values”, […]

Chen Guangcheng Accuses U.S. Of Abandoning Him at Chinese Hospital

Via Channel 4: Chen Guangcheng tells Channel 4 News he left the US embassy for hospital as part of an “agreement” with the Chinese government, and that despite promises, no-one from the US embassy is there. Chen had been under protection at the US embassy in Beijing after escaping from house arrest last Friday. He […]

U.S. Puts $10M Bounty on Mumbai Terror Mastermind

Via Washington Post: The U.S. Justice Department is offering a $ 10 million bounty for the arrest of of Hafiz Sayeed, founder of the group blamed for the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. The reward is intended to increase the pressure on Pakistan to crack down on militant groups. Sayeed, founder of the outlawed Lashkar-i-Taiba and […]

Obama’s Ship of Fools at U.S. Embassy in Jamaica

In a ceremony befitting President Obama’s vision of a repentant postmodern America, a section of the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica has been named after a propagandist for Stalinist Russia and darling of the international left — the controversial African-American stage actor and social activist Paul Robeson. The Embassy’s Information Resource Center that boasts housing […]

Report: French Shooter Released by U.S. After Capture in Afghanistan

Via The Telegraph: [. . .] 15.54 Prosecutor Francois Molins said the US army previously sent the Toulouse gunman back to France after he was arrested in Afghanistan. Afghan police detained Mohammed Merah and then handed him over to the US army “who put him on the first plane headed to France,” Mr Molins said. […]

So Sad: U.S. Jihadist in Somalia Fears For His Life

Via AFP: A US-born Islamist fighter viewed as a key foreign leader within Somalia’s Shebab militia allied with Al-Qaeda says he fears his life is now in danger from fellow extremists. Omar Hamami — better known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki — gave the warning in an undated video posted on several Somali websites and YouTube […]

U.S. Solider Kills 15 Civilians in Afghanistan

Via Washington Post: A U.S. soldier was taken into custody in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a few hours after he opened fire on Afghan civilians, killing 15, U.S. and Afghan officials said. The shooting took place at approximately 3 a.m. as a lone soldier left a checkpoint in Kandahar province’s Panjwai district and opened fire […]

Koran Rage: Afghan Officials Say U.S. Military Lied

Via AP: . . .However, Maulvi Khaliq Dad, a top Afghan religious leader who was on a different panel appointed by President Hamid Karzai to investigate the incident, claimed the burning was intentional. Dad said U.S. officials informed Afghan authorities about their suspicions that notes inside the books were being used as a way for […]