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Al-Qaida turns tide for rebels in battle for eastern Syria | The Guardian

31 Jul

From TheGuardian.com “Al-Qaida turns tide for rebels in battle for eastern Syria”

“In his latest exclusive dispatch from Deir el-Zour province, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets fighters who have left the Free Syrian Army for the discipline and ideology of global jihad.”

a man sprays an Arabic slogan - No Islam without Jihad - on a wall

A member of a jihadist group sprays the slogan ‘No Islam without Jihad’ in Arabic on the wall at a border crossing with Turkey. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

“As they stood outside the commandeered government building in the town of Mohassen, it was hard to distinguish Abu Khuder’s men from any other brigade in the Syrian civil war, in their combat fatigues, T-shirts and beards.

But these were not average members of the Free Syrian Army. Abu Khuder and his men fight for al-Qaida. They call themselves the ghuraba’a, or “strangers”, after a famous jihadi poem celebrating Osama bin Laden’s time with his followers in the Afghan mountains, and they are one of a number of jihadi organisations establishing a foothold in the east of the country now that the conflict in Syria has stretched well into its second bloody year.

They try to hide their presence. “Some people are worried about carrying the [black] flags,” said Abu Khuder. “They fear America will come and fight us. So we fight in secret. Why give Bashar and the west a pretext?” But their existence is common knowledge in Mohassen. Even passers-by joke with the men about car bombs and IEDs.

According to Abu Khuder, his men are working closely with the military council that commands the Free Syrian Army brigades in the region. “We meet almost every day,” he said. “We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaida] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations.” Abu Khuder’s men had a lot of experience in bomb-making from Iraq and elsewhere, he added.

Abu Khuder spoke later at length. He reclined on a pile of cushions in a house in Mohassen, resting his left arm which had been hit by a sniper’s bullet and was wrapped in plaster and bandages. Four teenage boys kneeled in a tight crescent in front of him, craning their necks and listening with awe. Other villagers in the room looked uneasy.”

Read the rest of the article at The Guardian

 

Syrian Rebels Fly Al Qaeda Flag  (YouTube & thetimetimes.com)

U.S. Aiding Syrian Rebels, Al Qaeda Aiding Syrian Rebels, Syria Says US Allied to Terrorists (thetimetimes.com)

BBC Busted for Anti-Syrian Gov Propaganda, U.S. Warns of Military Intervention, Narrative Changing (thetimetimes.com)

Human Atrocities in Syria Reach A New Level of Brutality, Who Is Really Responsible? (thetimetimes.com)

Iran-Contra Documentaries and Seymour Hersh 2007 Video: Iran-Contra Has Returned, U.S. Funds Al Qaeda (thetimetimes.com)

Reuters: Russia Condemns Syria Attacks, Sees Foreign Hand (thetimetimes.com)

U.N. monitors say 13 killed in cold blood in Syria & Other Syria News | Reuters (thetimetimes.com)

IMPORTANT! Al Qaeda Bomb Plot: Would-Be Bomber Was CIA Informant; Break Down of US Terrorist Involvement (thetimetimes.com)

U.S. Aiding Syrian Rebels, Al Qaeda Aiding Syrian Rebels, Syria Says US Allied to Terrorists (thetimetimes.com)

Leading Cause of Unnatural Human Death in 20th Century is Democide – You Have No Right To Health or Government & Police Protection (thetimetimes.com)

New TSA Policy: Ordering Travelers To “Freeze” On Command? – Infowars.com

6 Jul
English: TSA Passenger Screening

English: TSA Passenger Screening (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New TSA Policy: Ordering Travelers To “Freeze” On Command?

Bizarre power trip behavior of federal agency reaches new level of craziness

Paul Joseph Watson

Infowars.com

Friday, July 6, 2012

If you thought the bizarre power trip behavior of the TSA couldn’t get any crazier – think again. According to a friend of political commentator Lew Rockwell, the federal agency is now ordering travelers passing through security to “freeze” on command.

Explaining how he had arranged with his family to split up as they were passing through airport security, the correspondent, whose story is posted at LewRockwell.com, explains how he heard a commotion from a different security lane.

“We heard a “freeze, freeze” or something like this coming from the output side of (false) security (where my wife was), followed by further barking of commands. From where I was, I couldn’t see much.”

“It turns out they were doing a new drill. They want all passengers to freeze on command. My wife told me later that she didn’t follow this order fast enough, so the subsequent barks I heard were directed at her.”

TSA supervisors expressed little other than disinterest when the man’s wife complained at being ordered around in such an overbearing manner.

“I think back to when I was a child, playing and wrestling in the back of the station wagon on long trips – no seatbelts or child seats. Now we get yelled at in the airport. I don’t feel safer,” the post concludes.

If accurate, the new policy represents yet another pointless exercise of power that seems designed to achieve little else than harassing travelers and treating them like prisoners by aggressively demanding immediate subservience.

As we reported yesterday, the TSA is now demanding the right to test drinks purchased by passengers after they have already passed through airport security. The new policy serves only to further inconvenience travelers who have already gone through humiliating grope downs and body scanners.

In a subsequent response, the federal agency argued that the bizarre measure was important because “unpredictable measure(s)” are necessary to snare would be criminals and terrorists.

Presumably, these “unpredictable measures” now also include barking degrading orders at travelers as if they were misbehaving middle school children on a class trip.

As a TSA whistleblower told Infowars last month, far from just performing the role of screeners at the security gate, the TSA is now empowering its employees to fulfill all manner of invasive tasks.

“We’re doing patrols in the parking lot with dogs, we’re even going as far out to the train station because the train station is connected to the airport here and we have guys walking around the train station, walking around the rental cars, we’re inspecting cars coming into the parking garage, I mean we’ve fully expanded – we’re no longer just at the gate and just at the security checkpoint,” the whistleblower said.

We have contacted the TSA to ascertain whether the order for travelers to “freeze” on command was a one off incident, what its purpose was, and whether such behavior will now form part of the TSA’s security procedures.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

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Kenyan Muslims team up to protect Christians | The Raw Story

4 Jul
English: Faithful praying towards Makkah; Umay...

English: Faithful praying towards Makkah; Umayyad Mosque, Damascus.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kenyan Muslims team up to protect Christians | The Raw Story.

Americans have been told so many lies about Islam. I have a female friend who converted. The things she has told me are far different than what the media has sold us. She is not controlled by her husband, or beat, or told what she can and cannot do. Americans, we have been manipulated to make us hate innocent people. We are all brothers and sisters, and we the people need to come together worldwide. We are all being controlled and killed by the same forces. Global governance, The New World Order, is here, revealing itself, announcing their plans and tightening their grip on the civilians of the world. We all have a common enemy. We must resist.

NOW is the Time. The Time is NOW.

Human Atrocities in Syria Reach A New Level of Brutality, Who Is Really Responsible?

4 Jul

 

Civilians flee from fighting after Syrian army...

Civilians flee from fighting after Syrian army tanks entered the northwestern city of Idlib, Syria, on February 14, 2012 (Photo credit: FreedomHouse)

Report describes brutal torture in Syria – CNN.com.

I have no way of knowing if the atrocities described in this article were committed by the Syrian Army, who has been blamed for torture and murder in the uprising that has lasted for over a year, or if the torture and killings were committed by the globalist-controlled U.S. government and other globalist-controlled and funded forces.  There have been continued accusations of brutal torture and murder committed by opposition forces who are aided by the U.S. and other countries supporting middle east destabilization and regime change. These allegations have been made by Russia, the Syrian government, activists, and even Human Rights Watch in a public letter from March 20, 2012.

Whoever is responsible is a plague to society, a disgusting force willing to commit acts unfathomable to the vast majority of people on earth, and they need to be dismantled and punished. The level of brutal, gruesome torture being reported has escalated to a degree of inhumanity that makes me wonder what could ever make a human think this is necessary and acceptable. Whether the globalist-controlled U.S. government is behind the unthinkable abuses of the Syrian people, or the Syrian army is the perpetrator of the horrid crimes against humanity, whoever it is seems to be grasping with desperation to take, or keep, control. Or perhaps, this is all propaganda?

I have a few questions that I need to investigate: How often are deaths of opposition fighters reported? How many deaths have been recorded versus deaths of Syrian government soldiers? How many opposition deaths versus deaths of Syrian civilians? I need to look back, but there seems to be more Syrian government soldier deaths,  Syrian civilian deaths, and activists deaths reported in the media than rebel deaths. Why aren’t these rebels suffering more casualties ? How is this group of  supposedly disorganized, ordinary citizens who chose to take up arms against an unjust regime so skilled and able to avoid being completely eliminated by the established Syrian army? Did they get sniper training during the past year?

Rooftop guardians: UK confirms apartment blocks to host missiles as part of Olympic defenses – The Washington Post

4 Jul
English: The Olympic Flag flying in Victoria, ...

English: The Olympic Flag flying in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, outside the provincial legislature of British Columbia, in recognition of Vancouver’s hosting of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rooftop guardians: UK confirms apartment blocks to host missiles as part of Olympic defenses – The Washington Post.

When are people going to wake up and realize that something big is expected to happen? Things are NOT okay. We are at a pivotal point in history. The world powers across the globe are making similar changes, accelerating the implementation of the same policies, embracing new treaties and reaffirming commitment to existing treaties and global initiatives. Across the world, governments are stressing preparedness, and taking extreme, seemingly unnecessary precautions and defense measures in the name of safety and the supposed increased risk for disasters(pdf).

 

 

Edited July 4, 2012 12:42 am to categorize and add photo and tags.

Where Do the TSA’s Lechers Hang Out After ‘Work’? Hooter’s, Of Course « LewRockwell.com Blog

3 Jul

Where Do the TSA‘s Lechers Hang Out After ‘Work’? Hooter’s, Of Course

Posted by Becky Akers on July 1, 2012 08:21 PM

The TSA has apparently decided to woo Americans on the warpath against it by pretending that its problems aren’t systemic and intractable but simply the fault of a few bad apples. To that end, it’s been on a firing spree. Fine by me! Let’s hope it dispatches every last one of its goons and perverts. But I doubt it owns even a fraction of the modicum of sense so obvious a move requires.

Ergo, it recently sacked eight gropers at Newark Airport (yes, I know its middle name is “Liberty,” but I will not sully that divine word with application to Leviathan’s gulag) for sleeping when they should have been gate-raping. Judge the utter evil of an agency that considers an innocent nap offensive but sexual assault a job. And in Florida a few weeks ago, the TSA gave 5 employees the heave-ho while “suspending “another 38 “after an internal investigation found they failed to perform random screenings last year.” We wouldn’t want Granny boarding without a deviant “randomly” inspecting her Depends, now, would we?

But the newest heads to fall belonged to some “air marshals” — you know, the guys who can’t shoot straight but who nonetheless babysit flights full of passengers. And, what the heck, who kill one every now and then to secure the ole Homeland.

Seems 8 of these murderous thugs were “drinking on duty at a Hooter’s bar near LaGuardia Airport.” Hooter’s: don’t you love it? But that wasn’t all: Our lecherous leeches also “ask[ed] for a law enforcement discount to reduce the tab.” Law enforcement! Priceless! But here’s the clincher: The TSA learned of this bibulous behavior because another marshal snitched on his fellows.

Hey, if you see something, say something.

via Where Do the TSA’s Lechers Hang Out After ‘Work’? Hooter’s, Of Course « LewRockwell.com Blog.

Twitter: We Comply with 63% of Government Requests – Mashable.com

3 Jul

Twitter: We Comply with 63% of Government Requests | Mashable.com.

Twitter released its first transparency report Monday — but the takeaway may not have been exactly what the company hoped for.

The report focused on several matters relating to users’ freedom to post what they want: how frequently governments around the world ask for Twitter users’ account details; how often Twitter complies with those requests; and how many copyright complaints it receives and grants to content-owning companies.

Twitter has responded to requests for 1,181 users’ information thus far in 2012, the report reveals. The vast majority of those were inside the U.S. Overall, in 63% of cases, some form of user info was handed over. (In U.S. cases, that rose to 75%.)

The company was at pains to point out that it informs users when they’ve been asked to hand over details, except where prohibited by law. It also trumpeted the fact that it has acceded to no government requests for outright censorship of tweets. (Law enforcement in five countries asked for that.)

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