Archive for the ‘al Qaeda’ Category

Fear Mongering from the left

September 28, 2008

The Obama team keeps bring up the specter of Osama bin Laden.

Barak Hussein Obama and his followers are trying to empower someone who has been reduced to hiding in caves, afraid to go within miles of a cell phone or a satellite phone.

The bottom line is no terrorist attacks on US soil since 9/11/2001. That is “more of the same” I can deal with.

Good News

August 12, 2008

Senior Al Qaeda Commander Killed in Pakistan

Senior Al Qaeda commander Abu Saeed al-Masri has been killed in recent clashes with Pakistani forces in a Pakistani region near the Afghan border, a security official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Debunking liberal myths.

June 24, 2008

Flopping Aces has several posts that shine the hard light of reality on some of the more common leftists liberal myths.

First is their non-reality based mantra “Bush lied“.
The democrats in Congress held a hearing to “prove” it, and instead found the truth.

…Another investigation finds that the Bush Administration didn’t lie, fabricate, or deliberately mislead people about the threat posed from Saddam Hussein’s regime. STILL, the average Joe seems to believe that President Bush is an evil mastermind capable of fooling 535 members of Congress, all the national and international media, and successfully cover up a myriad of lies about “Saddam’s wmd” in almost a dozen independent, bi-partisan, often international investigations. Amazing.

The MSM news organizations that had to admit the leftist mantra was in fact, the lie, include the New York Times, the Washington Post and the LA Times.

Don’t expect the far hard left liberals to stop chanting just because the facts are against them.

There are two posts that show that there were links between Saddam’s government and Al Queda.

Captured members of Al Queda groups from this same camp claim that they were assisted, trained, supplied, and funded by Saddam’s IIS as well as taking orders from Saddam’s IIS.

Captured documents confirm their claims.

Captured regime members confirm their claims.

Now even highly anti-war/pro-Democrat MSNBC confirms the claim itself.

Al Queda leaders confirm the claims (Zawahiri and Zarqawi specifically).

Again, don’t expect the liberals to give up this false “talking point” either.
The reality they perceive is not the shared reality of rational adults.

Iraqi Military shoots and scores!

May 8, 2008

By way of AoSHQ is this bit of good news:

The Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman says the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq has been arrested in the northern city of Mosul.

Spokesman Mohammed al-Askari says the arrest of Abu Ayyub al-Masri, also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, was confirmed to him by the Iraqi commander of the province.

Update: Numerous sources advise waiting on popping corks until the US Military confirms this. Mr. Reynolds does make a on target observation on the subject matter:

Remember how Richard Clarke was worried that Osama would “boogie to Baghdad” if we invaded Afghanistan? Well, I guess he was right to worry, in general if not in specific. . . . I guess it’s no big surprise — Saddam offered bin Laden asylum back in 1999 — but given that nowadays a lot of people pretend that any kind of cooperation between Saddam and Al Qaeda is unimaginable, it’s worth pointing out.

Good news out of Iraq

January 24, 2008

Way to go Task Force 88!

Iraqi and Coalition forces continue to press the fight against al Qaeda in Iraq in the northeastern province of Diyala, where the terror group maintains small pockets. In the latest series of raids as part of Operation Raider Harvest, Iraqi and US forces killed 30 al Qaeda operatives and captured 21, including a senior al Qaeda leader, during raids and operations.

On Jan. 22 and Jan. 23, special operations teams of Task Force 88 carried out two raids north of Baqubah. The first raid targeted “an improvised explosive device specialist involved in coordinating IED and suicide-vest attacks in the region … with ties to several al Qaeda in Iraq senior leaders.” The Special Forces team killed the high-value target and one other operative during the raid, and found improvised explosive devices and grenades at the scene.

HT to Ace

Bad news for democrats

November 11, 2007

In this case, it’s good news from Iraq, which is good news for America, and thus bad news for democrats. Blackfive has this interesting bit of information:

Former Sunni insurgents asked the U.S. to stay away, then ambushed members of al-Qaida in Iraq, killing 18 in a battle that raged for hours north of Baghdad, an ex-insurgent leader and Iraqi police said Saturday.

HT to Mr. Reynolds.

Quagmire in Iraq!

October 10, 2007

It’s Al Qaeda that is bogged down, so don’t be looking for this story in the MSM/DNC, because they won’t cover good news from Iraq.

Bad news for the bad guys

July 2, 2007

From Strategy Page:

Al Qaeda operations continue to decline, as the number of al Qaeda members, and leaders killed or captured, goes up. Then there’s al Qaeda media activity. Up until last Fall, 93 percent of al Qaeda Internet announcements were video. Since then, most of them are just audio, and sounding increasingly less confident. There is good reason for that lack of confidence. American and Pakistani attacks (usually with missiles or smart bombs) along the Afghan border in the last two years have killed an increasing number of foreign fighters.

[What worries Al Qaeda is] the increasing amount of accurate information the counter-terror forces are getting. No one is talking, but al Qaeda chatter claims that either the Americans have some wondrous new bit of technology, or Yankee money has corrupted more al Qaeda members to give up information. The Taliban is suffering the same kind of casualties, and coming up with the same paranoid theories. More people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, some of them innocent, are being accused of spying, and killed by the Taliban and al Qaeda. Some of those multi-million dollar rewards for terrorists have been collected. Some openly, some more discretely. There is some reason to be paranoid.

Al Qaeda is having some success in the Western media, and among Moslems living in Europe. But those expatriate Moslems are handicapped by many of their brethren who are not enthusiastic about Islamic terrorism. The police get tips, make arrests, and al Qaeda losses a few more true believers.

Read the whole thing.

Declaring Defeat in Iraq

May 2, 2007

Not democrat Senate Leader defeatocrat Harry Reid this time but, al Qaeda leaders including Sheikh Reidari, Abu Jonjalali al-Murthab, Rhadami Hillab Clintonijhad, and Waleed Jo Bidenami.
From Mind in the Qatar, we read the following:

Following the deaths of both Abu Musab Al-zaqawi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the decimation of the ranks of Al Qaeda in Iraq, and the growing unpopularity of foreign insurgents among Iraqis, some senior terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda have called upon Usama Bin Laden to withdraw all of his troops from Iraq by October.

The war in Iraq “is lost” and Al Qaeda attacks are failing to bring an Islamic state to the country, spokesman of the Salafist Group for Preching and Combat, Harry Sheikh Reidari, said Thursday. “I believe … that this war is lost, and continuing attacks are not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme blows to our network in Iraq recently,” Reidari told journalists. “Iraq has diverted resources from our greater ‘War on Freedom’. It would be best if we withdrew, leaving only a small force to train Iraqi jihadists, and redeployed our other forces to Afghanistan to continue with a Holy War that everyone can support.”

It certainly sounds like he is reading from the same script as Reid.

HT to the Confederate Yankee, who has more on the topic.

A review of the historical facts…

February 19, 2007

Christopher Hitchens points out the key roles of Clinton & Gore in the long march toward war with Iraq.

…it was on the initiative of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, both of whom delivered extremely tough speeches warning of another round of confrontation with Saddam Hussein, that the Senate passed the Iraq Liberation Act that year, making it U.S. policy to remove the Baathists from power. It was the Clinton administration that bombed Sudan, claiming that a factory outside Khartoum represented a chemical-weapons link between Saddam and Osama Bin Laden. And, as Sen. Clinton reminded us in the very same speech, it was “President Clinton, with the British and others, [who] ordered an intensive four-day air assault, Operation Desert Fox, on known and suspected weapons of mass destruction sites and other military targets” in Iraq. On its own, this is enough to make childish nonsense of her insinuation that an “obsession” with Saddam took root only after the Bush-Cheney victory in 2000.

HT to Classical Values.