‘Terrorist-led’ being the opinion of the United States government, by the way.
There are two problems with this.
Mohammad Al Ahmady, the Yemen director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, was expected to brief Reps. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.), Barbara Lee (D., Calif.), and Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) the morning of the Nov. 19, according to press release from Grayson’s office.
Several Al Karama officials have faced terrorism allegations. Al Karama’s founder and current president Abdul Rahman Naimi was designated as a terrorist and al Qaeda supporter by the U.S. Treasury Department in December, along with the group’s Yemen representative Abdulwahab Al-Humayqani. Al Karama’s legal director, Rachid Mesli, is currently wanted for terrorism charges in Algeria.
Continue reading Alan Grayson (D, FL), Barbara Lee (D, CA), & Jan Schakowsky (D, IL) tried to consult with terrorist-led group on drone strikes.
Unlike @allahpundit, I know exactly how to respond to this report that what’s left of al-Qaeda is outraged that the Iranian regime is spinning 9/11 conspiracies: I think that this is a definite problem that needs to be addressed. Personally addressed; the United States of America would be happy to discuss this matter face-to-face, as it were. Heck, we’ll even accommodate the al-Qaeda leadership and come to them.
What’s their GPS coordinates? If they just send them over, we can be right there.
PS: I was going to track down the Onion’s old video on the topic, but they’re not taking the failure of their man-god at all well these days so forget about them.
This rather whiny complaint by al-Qaeda that we aren’t playing fair with the fantasy ideologist scumbags reminds me of an exchange that I’ve seen in a number of books, movies, and whatnot:
Person 1: If you’re such a great fighter, why don’t you fight me?
Person 2: If you’re such a great fighter, why don’t you make me?
Or, put another way: I find it very easy to bear up under the disapproval of people who think that piloting a bomb into a civilian location is a valid military tactic. Particularly when the disapproval is specifically about how we’re killing them anyway.
Moe Lane Continue reading #rsrh Oh, dear. al-Qaeda is UPSET.
Sorry, I’m not going to pretend that I don’t recognize the essentially anti-Semitic nature of the anti-Israel movement. And neither am I going to pretend that I take said movement’s agitprop seriously, either. The flotilla that got intercepted last year while trying to break the Gaza blockade was providing materials to build bunkers and fortifications for Hamas, which is of course a terrorist organization dedicated to killing every Jew in the world. That’s why the Israelis intercepted the flotilla. Some of the idiots on the flotilla resisted, and some of the aforementioned idiots got killed. And now the Hamas-lovers are going to try to break the Gaza blockade again… and the Israelis will intercept them again; only this time I would suggest that the IDF not bother with paintball guns first.
Yes. Paintball guns. Hearing that, you’d almost think that the IDF has the same regard for human life as civilized people. But that’s surely impossible, of course: and if you don’t believe me, just ask the antiwar movement. Once you start them up, one of them can go on for hours about the perfidious
Jews Israelis… Continue reading New anti-Jewish flotilla planning to run Gaza blockade.
Quote of the Day, ‘Blew himself up’ Edition:
A man whom the U.S. described as a key figure in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula accidentally blew himself up, U.S. military officials told Fox News.
The officials say Nayif Al-Qahtani was “messing with a bomb” when it went off. U.S. officials had been watching him, but Fox News’ sources insist the U.S. had nothing to do with his death.
Al-Qahtani was “a vibrant guy linked to ongoing operations planning, and his death will have an impact,” one official told Fox News.
Via @allahpundit, and bolding mine. Also, I put ‘Blew himself up’ in quotes because the guy was in Yemen (where we’re probably not supposed to be dropping smart bombs on terrorists) at the time. Now, of course, he’s on Yemen…
OK, my wife looks skeptically pedantic at that one. How about, ‘That’s just Al Qaeda all over*?’
Moe Lane Continue reading #rsrh He must have gotten some distance.
I was looking for fodder for a couple of light and fluffy posts, but I probably shouldn’t let this pass by without comment.
In an oped in USA Today, John Brennan — Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism — responds to critics of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies by saying “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda.”
The title of the op-ed is “We need no lectures” – which, given the fact that this administration rather stupidly read a foreign terrorist his Miranda rights, and has been trying to wiggle out of the consequences of it ever since, is self-evidently not true – is ably enough pushed back on here and here by AoSHQ, so I’ll just repeat something that I’ve written before. The oddity of the current administration is that it’s as if the Democrats went out and found somebody who was just like what they thought George W Bush was – only, in this case?
It’s all true.