Tag Archives: al Qaida

Strange Bedfellows: US, Saudi, Al-Qaida & ISIS Interests Align In War On Yemen By
LONDON — (Analysis) As Yemen remains entrenched in the protracted, multi-fronted military conflict led by Saudi Arabia and funded by the United States, socio-political dynamics and economic realities have evolved according to...
Twitter Users Slam WaPo’s Attempt To Re-Write Al-Qaida History By
WASHINGTON — Despite the United States’ clear history of supporting extremists and provoking instability in the Middle East, the Washington Post recently attempted to blame Russia for the rise of al-Qaida in the region. The Jan. 5 article by Amanda Erickson, a foreign...
Rania Khalek On Aleppo And Western Media’s Whitewashing Of Rebels By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The following is from this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast. One of the show’s hosts, Rania Khalek, recently returned from a trip to Lebanon. She traveled to Syria twice and spent time producing journalism on the...
Syrian Al-Qaeda Commander: US Forces Are Arming Us In Syria By
MINNEAPOLIS — The State Department moved quickly to deny a Syrian rebel commander’s recent allegations that the United States is offering arms and military equipment to extremist groups in the Syrian civil war. On Monday, German newspaper Köelner Stadt-Anzeiger...
Trump’s Foreign Policy Advisor Teamed Up With Blackwater & A Saudi Prince To Arm Al-Qaida In Syria By
MINNEAPOLIS — Joseph Schmitz, Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisor, is facing criticism for his involvement in a plot to arm Syrian rebels with close ties to al-Qaida. The Republican nominee’s ties to Schmitz, whose reputation is also colored by his links to...
The Enemy Of My Friend Is My Friend: Israel Accepts Billions From The US, But Maintains Ties With Al-Nusra By
SEATTLE — (Analysis) Late last month, Jabhat al-Nusra (the Nusra Front), al-Qaida’s Syrian arm, announced that it was severing ties with al-Qaida and renaming itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (the Front for the Conquest of Syria). In a video, the group’s leader, Abu...
BBC Investigation Exposes Western Aid To Syrian Rebels As ‘Wal-Mart’ For Extremists By
AUSTIN, Texas — Western weapons and equipment flow freely between the so-called “moderate” rebels in Syria and their close allies from extremist groups like al-Qaida, according to an investigation from a BBC reporter. In a Dec. 17 episode of the BBC Radio series...
‘Moderate’ Rebels Are Actually Backed By ISIS & Al-Qaida, Former US Ambassador Admits By
WASHINGTON — Once a strong supporter of arming so-called “moderate” rebels in Syria, a former U.S. ambassador later criticized the Obama administration for supporting groups allied with major terrorist organizations. Now, backed with U.S. weaponry, these same...
Officials Admit Man Held At Guantanamo For 13 Years Was A Case Of Mistaken Identity By
A man who has spent 13 years in the US prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, was arrested partly in a case of mistaken identity, US officials conceded on Tuesday. Officials admitted that Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri, 37, was a low-level Islamist foot soldier and not an al-Qaida...
WikiLeaks Cables Portray Saudi Arabia As A Cash Machine For Terrorists By
Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest source of funds for Islamist militant groups such as the Afghan Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba – but the Saudi government is reluctant to stem the flow of money, according to Hillary Clinton. “More needs to be done since Saudi...