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Showing posts with label Al Qaeda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Al Qaeda. Show all posts

Friday, February 27, 2015

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson at CPAC.....?

There was a time in my life when the very image of the man imaged above induced instant reflection of Al Qaeda chieftains. He possessed the look, he speaks religious dogma, and he appeals to a small audience of wacked-out sycophants who are as loyal as Al Qaeda fighters.

Actually, my contempt for the Bayou Bigot exploded like nuclear fission on reading a few 2013 comments from the man.

During an interview with GQ's Drew Magary:

December 2013

On the issue of black reaction to Jim Crow and southern oppression.
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person," Robertson is quoted in GQ. "Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field.... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
 Read more linked here

The Right-wing demagogue in 2009 went here:

Huffington Post December 2013

“Make sure that she can cook a meal. You need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out. Make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road," Robertson said.

He then went on to say that men should wed girls who are young. 
“They got to where they're getting hard to find, mainly because these boys are waiting ‘til they get to be about 20 years old before they marry 'em,” Robertson said. “Look, you wait ‘til they get to be 20 years old the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They’ll pick your ducks." 
Robertson married his wife Kay when she was just 16 years old...
Read more linked in title above 

December 2013

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson uses vile stereotypes to tell GQ his thoughts on LGBT people

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical. 
And later in the article: 
Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
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If the GOP was as socially sanctimonious as it purports a speaker such as the Bayou Bigot would never make the the invitation list.

Watch and listen to the Talking Points Memo piece below. As you view the piece, think about the current consideration of Scott Walker as president with a track record that includes a dropout from college with a 2.3 Grade Point Average. The issues is not an elitist position of college degree vs. non-college degree; the issues has more to do with commitment, perseverance and attainment of goals with the ultimate benefit:  an advanced level of education. Education matters. 

Is the GOP  
“Used with permission from the TPM websites, a service of TPM Media LLC.”


Duck Dynasty Star Rambles About STDs And Nazis In CPAC Speech



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Suspected Al Qaeda Operatives Last Mission in Yemen

.....when you visit a barbershop, need a haircut.

We at the TPI are not war mongers. We are very about the business of dealing with enemies when enemies deserve any level of action necessary to eliminate them as an enemy.  

If you think such is outside the scope of liberalism, think about the kidnappers in Nigeria and also think about the equally heinous Timothy McVeigh. Bad actors who would have been candidates for eliminated as physical beings well before their heinous acts.

Last month,  I recall hearing a report of two Yemeni men shot dead by American officials assigned to US operations in Yemen. As is often the case with remote and vague reporting two things took place. My initial reaction to the story was a reserved thought of why are we even in these countries. In hindsight, I should have considered the need for vague reporting. Another brain exercise related to actions that led to the shooting. The latter cognitive process, albeit latent ,was probably 'dead-on' and apropos. 

Media is reporting the dead Yemenis were Al Qaeda affiliated and may have been part of a scheme to kidnap foreign nationals. If you have preference for the quick read, the two Americans who shot the Yemeni men work respectively for the CIA and a "special operations commando." Apparently, one of the US officials sought personal grooming via a haircut. As I read the following stories, the thoughts of good fortune, both officials were not seated in the barber's chair.

After I finished reading the following pieces and viewing the short video, my thoughts again turned to another Al Qaeda affiliated group that kidnapped 276 school girls. What is it about (alleged Islamic) fighters that leads to kidnap as an acceptable form of warfare? 


Americans in Yemen shooting were getting haircuts

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - One of the two officers at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen who shot and killed a pair of suspected al-Qaida gunmen was getting a haircut at a barbershop when the attempted abduction took place, Yemeni security officials said Sunday. 
The attempted kidnapping April 24 is the latest evidence of al-Qaida's expanding presence in the capital, a serious challenge to the authority of the already weak central government. It also could strain ties between Yemen and the U.S., which has launched an aggressive campaign of drone strikes against suspected al-Qaida fighters in the country. 
The barbershop, owned by a longtime Indian resident, is on Heda Street, a commercial road in the southern part of the city where some of Sanaa's best restaurants, supermarkets and high-end boutiques are located.  
The Yemeni officials said the armed militants arrived in a battered SUV and burst into the shop shouting: "Police! Police!" The officials said one of the two Americans was having his hair cut, while the second waited for his turn. 
They said one of the Americans killed both militants before the pair jumped into their waiting SUV and drove off. Owners of nearby stores rushed to the barbershop on hearing the gunshots but the Americans already had left, the officials said.

The Bulletin 

Civilians killed by U.S. in Yemen tied to al-Qaida

By Shuaib Almosawa and Eric Schmitt / New York Times News Service
Published May 11, 2014 at 12:01AM
We are not allowed to post the piece. If you want to read a good accounting of the foiled kidnapping attempt, The Bulletin posted a great piece. We are unable to share The Bulletin piece. We have linked the piece here.


SANAA, Yemen — The kidnappers pulled up in a pickup truck outside the Taj barbershop in an upscale neighborhood here in the Yemeni capital. One held an AK-47 assault rifle and the other carried a stun gun. As the men went inside, nearby shopkeepers heard shots.
Then a foreigner — tall, with the physique of a body builder, and holding a black gun — was seen standing over one of the mortally wounded attackers in the doorway of the barbershop, witnesses said. The foreigner kicked an automatic weapon out of the man’s hands, looked right and left down the street, jumped into a nearby sport utility vehicle and drove away. 
Those new details emerged Saturday about a shooting last month in which the Obama administration said two Americans from the United States Embassy killed two armed Yemenis who were trying to kidnap them from the barbershop. 
Continue reading the main story 
While much about the encounter remains unclear, a Yemeni official said Saturday that the two Yemeni assailants were part of a cell linked to Al Qaeda that had planned and executed several attacks on foreigners in the country. Whether by design or chance, the official said, the Americans had apparently disrupted a kidnapping ring that government officials blame for killing a Frenchman last week, kidnapping a Dutch couple last year, trying to assassinate a German diplomat last month, and attacking the central prison here in February, freeing 19 inmates.
(via NewsLook)
Video News by NewsLook A Yemeni official said two armed men fatally shot by U.S. Embassy staff at a Sana'a barbershop last month are linked to a regional Al Qaeda branch.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

US INTEL Yields An American Al Qaeda Leader! What Next?

               As some are now dead!

 Under the Direction of (even if loose direction) 


US Intelligence and military operatives (Special Forces units) are more than competent at fighting threats to the nation. Even though what you are about to see (albeit shadowy circuit camera footage) is an action against an Al Qaeda leader who is not a US Citizen, the footage speaks volumes about US defense capability. The video speaks volumes about cooperation and INTEL is at the core of all such success stories. 

Gone in 40 seconds!  One less Al Qaeda leader to plot against you and me.  

Family members said suspected al-Qiaida leader Anas al-Libi
was kidnapped outside his house in Tripoli, Libya on October 5, 2013.
INTEL has apparently turned on another Al Qaeda leader who is reported to be an American. Issues. Should Us Intel/CIA or special forces 'take-out' the Al Qaeda threat. We use the words "Al Qaeda" threat and forego the use of the words "American citizens" for a reason. Our belief is, once the American joins Al Qaeda and actively plots against the US or its allies, the American effectively relinquishes his citizenship and kissed-off his constitutional rights.

A frequent analogy that hits me like a club. Would I or you have found it acceptable if US INTEL had discovered Timothy McVeigh and 'droned' the terrorist in route to the Oklahoma Federal Bldg.?  

Joshua Holland via Bill Moyers Dot Com explores a decision that President Obama must make and make soon. 
One quick twist. 

Discovery of these killers could involve " dead or alive bounty" money. What happens with the INTEL source if the US defers to sensitivity about "Extra Judicial Execution" and drones with subsequent "no-action" on the American Al Qaeda?

Joshua Holland.....

Report: US Officials ‘Debating’ Whether to Kill a Fifth American by Drone (via Moyers & Company)
Details are scarce in this New York Times article by Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt: The Obama administration is debating whether to authorize a lethal strike against an American citizen living in Pakistan who some believe is actively plotting terrorist…


Check Your Bomb Instructor's License!

The Sidney Morning Herald and a multitude of news sources are reporting on an explosion in Baghdad. The explosion apparently, took-out a large group of Al Qaeda operatives.

No, the US did not unleash a drone attack. No, Navy Seals were not responsible for the explosion. The dead and wounded "served themselves-up" for the mass exodus to their land of promised bliss.

Suicide bomb instructor accidentally kills pupils


Duraid Adna

Smoke rises after a parked car bomb went off at a commercial center in Khilani Square in central Baghdad, Iraq.
Smoke rises after a parked car bomb went off at a commercial center in Khilani Square in central Baghdad, Iraq. Photo: AP

Baghdad: 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 and police officials said. 
The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence. 
Twenty-two  ISIL members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the north-eastern province of Samara, according to the police and army officials. Stores of other explosive devices and heavy weapons were also kept there, the officials said.
Read more 

Parting shots!

I cannot help but wonder if the CBO could score the outcome of the explosion including those who transformed themselves to their promised land. What kind of money could such a mass "personal sacrifice" save our nation?

It is also critical to know if those who train and instruct in suicide apparatus and operational instruction are properly certified and licensed!

I will wager there are millions in and around Baghdad who find the inadvertent explosion a blessing from heaven.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pew Research: 56% Find Surveillance Palatable; Millennials Seems Unconcerned!


Allow me to open with the fact that I also am not comprehensively enamored with how our world has been turned upside down regarding authorized surveillance. It seems in most industrialized nations increased surveillance is as common as American hotcakes and maple syrup. America has been forced to join other societies in surveillance not common in our nation prior to 9.11.2011.

While I have an innate concern with surveillance,  I am committed to the position that the nation must undertake any measure to deprive secretive enemies of the state opportunity to coordinate attacks. My thoughts are also supported by years of angst in watching surreptitious monitoring (spying) develop to its current state. The US government used wiretaps to dismantle the Mafia, disrupt and plot against the Black Panther Party for Self Defense (COINTELPRO and similar measures), against Martin Luther King, against the Ku Klux Klan (quite gleefully) and against Occupy Wall Street.  

These measures are not new, and when the measures show they work, it is hard for me to find major fault.  Of course, we now have opportunity to shape the programs if our INTEL and security agencies will allow such. "Shape"?  We really should have some degree of transparency and assurance of how the programs are used with a focus on educating slightly less than half the nation which appears very concerned. 

Since late early 2002, a number of "terrorist" attacks against the United States have been thwarted, disrupted or "busted in the act."  A few of such attempts failed based on divine intervention via bomb equipment failures.  There is one case that is very much attributable to some monitoring of people who had connections in foreign countries known as terror heavens (i.e., Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen). I will add another critical point.   We as citizens have no idea or may not be able to comprehend the extent of success in eliminating many Al Qaeda leaders and fighters (Via the hated drone attacks) could have some data and information feeds via similar programs.  One very clear and well reported cases involved a home-grown terrorist and a few high school friends (plus his father in cover-up). 

The case of a Colorado man (his father's attempts at cover-up) are reported to be directly attributable to monitoring (email and possibly).

".....Najibullah Zazi, 26, who admitted to planning an attack on New York City with assistance from Al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan."  Zazi and three co-defendant planned to bomb the NYC City subway systems. You can only imagine the plot involved high traffic periods.  After last week's revelations of Edward Snowden an INTEL official spoke openly on cable news about the plot and how Zazi communicated to handlers in Pakistan about failed bomb components. 

Let's take a moment and review a few passages related to Zazi and his (foiled) plot to perpetrate mayhem in the NYC subway system. First, a question, "Have you ever been in the NYC subways system at peak travel times and at high volumes train locations (train stops)?"

Najibullah Zazi
Zarein Ahmedzay
Adis Medunjanin


The admitted mastermind of a foiled plot to bomb New York subways testified Tuesday that he wanted to wage jihad in Afghanistan after coming to believe that the U.S. government was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Zazi has testified that during their 2008 trip to Pakistan, the three Americans met a top al-Qaida operative they knew only as Hamad. Authorities say Hamad was Adnan Shukrijumah, a Saudi still listed on an FBI website as a fugitive who plotted attacks for al-Qaida worldwide.
The men ended up choosing the subway because "it's the heart of everything in New York City," Zazi said Wednesday.
Read more
Email to handlers led to dismantling the plot. 

The government’s broad programs to collect U.S. phone records and Internet traffic helped disrupt a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subways, a senior U.S. intelligence official said. 
But the assertion raises as many questions as it answers because court testimony indicated the subway plot investigation began with an email.
Afghan-American Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty in the 2009 plot, saying he had been recruited by al-Qaida in Pakistan. 
The break in that case came, according to court documents and testimony, when Zazi emailed a Yahoo address seeking help with his bomb recipe. 
At that time, British intelligence officials knew the Yahoo address was associated with an al-Qaida leader in Pakistan. That’s because, according to British government documents released in 2010, officials had discovered it on the computer of a terror suspect there months earlier. 
Because the NSA and British intelligence work so closely together and so little is known about how the NSA monitors email traffic, it’s possible that both agencies were monitoring the Yahoo address at the time Zazi sent the critical email in 2009. 
What’s unclear, though, is how the phone program aided the investigation, which utilized court-authorized wiretaps of Zazi and his friends.
 Read More   (A must read)
As stated previously, I am not totally excited about knowing my Verizon phone calls, my email and other electronic communication are pat of a meta-database, or read by people like Edward Snowden. I am completely in sync with the Administration killing known terrorist and fighters (I also abhor callous slaying of innocents). On the other hand, I would not like to have witnessed another massacre as we witnessed on 9/11.  A successful slaughter in the NYC subway systems could have been equally catastrophic and even more psychologically devastating to the nation. Even if you are not an investor another consideration is the deep losses in the financial sector post 9/11.  The monitoring may help to ward-off loss of life, damage to national security, and deep financial losses when the US can ill afford such setbacks.

Apparently, a slight majority of a specific survey group felt they would prefer the security of monitoring to ward-off or mitigate clear and-present danger.

Pew Research


The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center and The Washington Post, conducted June 6-9 among 1,004 adults, finds no indications that last week’s revelations of the government’s collection of phone records and internet data have altered fundamental public views about the trade off between investigating possible terrorism and protecting personal privacy.  

The small survey group (1,000 respondents) interwove their sentiments regrading surveillance in a most interesting and probably accurate manner.  You will notice the preponderance of users (the young) in this small survey group does not seem to consider surveillance a critical issue.
 6-10-13 #1                                     6-10-13 #2 6-10-13 #4

6-10-13 #8


Currently 62% say it is more important for the federal government to investigate possible terrorist threats, even if that intrudes on personal privacy. Just 34% say it is more important for the government not to intrude on personal privacy, even if that limits its ability to investigate possible terrorist threats.
Read much more 

We will again state the right to modify my positions on national surveillance. Until effective methods of combating enemies of the state, who must use communications tools for expedience, are available I remain open to surveillance.   My openness is buoyed by the fact that the programs are not new to our world, and may have developed more technological based as unstoppable technology continues to develop. 

Additional information sources

CBS Denver

People Press Dot Org



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Fox News Sean Hannity and Liz Cheney "Poppycock."


On a day when news sources (herehereare reporting the death of the Number Two (2) Taliban leader in Pakistan, Fox News feeds misinformation and propaganda to its sycophant viewers.  We will post the latest barrage of  'pure poppycock" from Sean Hannity and Liz Cheney in a moment. Let's take a moment to address the Fox News claim.

Fox News Claim: "Hannity And Liz Cheney Agree: Obama Is Afraid To Go After Terrorists"

Evidence of the scope of the Fox News "poppycock."

Takiban Leader Wali-ur-Rehman (left), deputy head 

of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and three associates droned. we must assure the three others slain via the drone attack we in some way Taliban also.

US drone strike kills Waliur Rehman,deputy head of Pakistani Taliban
Pakistan officials report that Wali-ur-Rehman (left), deputy head of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), is among at least four senior Taliban militants killed in a US drone strike. Photograph: Saood Rehman/EPA
"....analysts say Rehman has been in charge of much of its activities, particularly planning and ordering attacks. He was the alleged mastermind of the bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad in 2008 that killed more than 50 people. In 2009, Pakistan offered a bounty for anyone who captured him, dead or alive."
We published the following post in October 2011. We are certain the number of former Al Qaeda and Taliban increased in 2012. However, we did not track the deceased terrorist (enjoying their martyrdom) effectively enough report numbers and names.

The Progressive Influence: A Commander-in-Chief for Turbulent Times

While we addressed the following successful operation of "going after terrorist", it is important that we give top billing accordingly.

We realize some may feel, why even "chase the FoxPEN* dragon."  We chase the dragon because, believe it or not , there are people who actually absorbed misinformation and lies while watching Fox News and immediately run off to Left leaning web sites, progressive FaceBook pages and the domain of the elderly Aol and Yahoo message boards. Fortunately Twitter and Tumlr are simply way to 'out there" as to operational ease for the Fox News crowd. 

Fox News Number one (1) propagandist, Sean Hannity, speaks with Liz Cheney about the asinine headline posted above.  Now, would someone tell us what beyond belief in the Tooth Fairy qualifies Liz Cheney to speak on any topic? 

Fox News viewers simply have to see the "light of day" on this segment. Nonetheless, they accept the propaganda as  entertainment that feeds their hatred of Barack Obama and feeds their jingoist lust for gun fire and armed conflict. 


* FoxPEN: Fox News Propaganda and Entertainment Network

Monday, May 7, 2012

Breaking News: Al Qaeda Bomb Plot Thwarted!

CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot
Another terrorist plot bites the dust! (CLICK

As we move further along with renewed vigor and renewed pride in the United States can manage its national defense, the scope of detection and elimination really is almost astounding. 

 While some are complaining about the president and his every mention of taking down the leader of Al Qaeda internationally, the disruptions of the terror army and elimination of its leaders are almost stupefying. 

 Over the past year, I cannot help but wonder exactly how much intel was captured from the Bin Laden Compound.


Do you wonder if Dick Cheney feels the President is "Keeping us Safe"?