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Seneca
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http://www.memrijttm.org/new-aqap-english-language-magazine-palestine-provides-new-list-of-targets-for-terrorist-attacks-in-the-us-britain-including-casinos-in-las-vegas-oil-tanker s-and-trains-military-colleges-marks-and-spencer-stores.html

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A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent.

The online publication, called “Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem” and put out by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, calls for Muslims around the world to follow “the recipe” provided to set off car bombs in crowded venues. It includes a timeline of "selected jihadi operations" that the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which first flagged the slickly-produced latest edition of the terror publication, finds chilling.

“The timeline concludes with the date 201?’ and blank spaces and question marks for the photo and information of the next attack -- implying that it is coming soon.” said MEMRI Executive Director Steve Stalinsky.

There is a suggested list of targets for lone-wolf, or individually executed, terror attacks, including New York's Times Square, casinos and night clubs in Las Vegas, oil tankers and trains, the Georgia Military College, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and General Atomics defense contractor in San Diego.

“This recipe gives you the ability to make a car bomb even in countries with tight security and surveillance,” one article reads, before providing a “shopping list” of supplies needed to make such a bomb, including cooking gas, oxygen gas, a barometer, decoration lamps and matches.

There is also a list of targets in Britain including a military academy and the Marks and Spencers chain of department stores. The magazine calls for the stores to be hit on Friday during prayers so that Muslims won’t be affected.

Globally, AQAP calls for the targeting of tourist resorts frequented by Israelis, Britons and Americans.

In a nine-page spread entitled, “How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom,” the magazine details a do-it-yourself, illustrated guide on assembling a pressure-cooker bomb similar to the ones used in the Boston Marathon bombings.

“My Muslim brother, before you start reading the instructions, remember that this type of operation if prepared well and an appropriate target is chosen and Allah decrees success for you, history will never forget it. It will be recorded as a crushing defeat on the enemies of Islam,” the article says.


The “Palestine” magazine is a spin-off of AQAP's Inspire magazine, which mainly encourages and instructs jihadi recruits to carry out lone-wolf attack in the West. This new magazine is meant to play upon the recent anti-Israel and anti-U.S. sentiments brought about by the conflict between Hamas and Israel.

“Both AQAP and IS, as well as every other Al-Qaeda branch and offshoot is relying on U.S. social media companies including Twitter and YouTube for their cyber-Jihad efforts,” said Stalinsky, whose organization monitors the online and media activity of Jihadi groups and reported on the release of this publication.

This list comes as U.S. intelligence investigates the increased chances of a terror attack on American soil as Islamic State militants continue on their rampage in Iraq and Syria.


Oh yes, Al Qaeda is on the run... on the run to the US. They are running in a race with ISIS to see who can hit America first. And of course the NSA will keep us safe just like they stopped the Boston bombing right? Because, after all, we gave up our 4th Amendment rights against mass warrantless searches to stop terrorist attacks and it worked, right?

In the wake of 9-11 we got a lot of bad foreign policy, and even worse, Americans being dumb and begging for their rights to be taken away. When Al Qaeda finally hits us, what rights do you guys predict will disappear next?

My guess is this NSA "meta-data" thing will OFFICIALLY expand(because unofficially they are already doing it) to surveillance of ALL communications and electronic data all the time with no limits and an expansion of the "Constitution free zone" to the entire US, completely gutting the 4th Amendment. I also predict things like the "tuthy" database will expand and the government will start monitoring anyone who publicly dissents with administration policy. They may be doing it already but after the next attacks(s) my guess is they will be open about it.

[ August 27, 2014, 11:55 PM: Message edited by: Seneca ]

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quote:
“The timeline concludes with the date 201?’ and blank spaces and question marks for the photo and information of the next attack -- implying that it is coming soon.”
Hee.
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It's hard to tell which proposition I find more foolish:

The rightie argument that aq is.more powerful now.that it cant plan us operations and.has to.solicit ans encourage them with articles.like.this, or the Lefty crap argument that magazine solicitation like this makes al.qaeda "not.involved" when lone islamo-losers follow the AQ instructions as they dis with the marathon bombings.

I agree that the country made a lot of mistakes after 9 11. Like Iraq. But our attack on Afghanistan certainly has weakened AQ.

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" , Al Qaeda is on the run... on the run to the US. They are running in a race with ISIS to see who can hit America first. A"

Um ... AQ already hit America.first. did you miss 9/11?

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quote:
Originally posted by Pete at Home:
" , Al Qaeda is on the run... on the run to the US. They are running in a race with ISIS to see who can hit America first. A"

Um ... AQ already hit America.first. did you miss 9/11?

The obvious implication to see who can do it first in the post-9/11 world. AQ has changed significantly to the point where it is almost a completely different organization, both through battlefield attrition and huge recruitment swells.
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AI Wessex
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I assume Seneca provided this warning so that we can all find shelter to protect ourselves from an imminent attack that will happen "?". No, wait, he is telling us how the government can't protect us from the inevitable attack. No, wrong again - sorry - he is telling us that the government will use this phony message as an excuse to spy on and persecute law-abiding Americans.

Seneca, what do you propose we do to ward off all of the impending evils you have laid bare for us to see?

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Follow the recommendations of the 9-11 commission.

Strengthen foreign HUMINT.
Infiltrate terrorist organizations with Arabic - speaking good guys.
Spy on people OUTSIDE the US.
Secure our borders militarily if necessary.
Inspect more containers at our ports.
Don't let ISIS take over Iraq or we will have another Iran on our hands for the next 50-100 years. Do we really want another Islamic state to sponsor global terrorism the way Iran has?

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al Qaeda ordered Isis publicly to get our of Syria and focus on Iraq. And what has ISIS been doing?

Aq is still the parent organization.

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quote:
Originally posted by Seneca:
Follow the recommendations of the 9-11 commission.

Strengthen foreign HUMINT.
Infiltrate terrorist organizations with Arabic - speaking good guys.
Spy on people OUTSIDE the US.
Secure our borders militarily if necessary.
Inspect more containers at our ports.
Don't let ISIS take over Iraq or we will have another Iran on our hands for the next 50-100 years. Do we really want another Islamic state to sponsor global terrorism the way Iran has?

But none of that will stop the wheels that are already in motion because the 9/11 report came out 10 years ago and those steps haven't been implemented. Given that the Bush Administration was spending over $100B a year on the "War on Terror", why do you think they didn't do what the Commission said?

So, do you agree that the next attack is imminent, inevitable and unstoppable?

[ August 28, 2014, 10:22 AM: Message edited by: AI Wessex ]

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Don't forget all Obama's fault.
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Yes, I think we can all agree that since he was elected to the Senate in 2004 things have gone to hell.
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quote:
Originally posted by AI Wessex:
quote:
Originally posted by Seneca:
Follow the recommendations of the 9-11 commission.

Strengthen foreign HUMINT.
Infiltrate terrorist organizations with Arabic - speaking good guys.
Spy on people OUTSIDE the US.
Secure our borders militarily if necessary.
Inspect more containers at our ports.
Don't let ISIS take over Iraq or we will have another Iran on our hands for the next 50-100 years. Do we really want another Islamic state to sponsor global terrorism the way Iran has?

But none of that will stop the wheels that are already in motion because the 9/11 report came out 10 years ago and those steps haven't been implemented. Given that the Bush Administration was spending over $100B a year on the "War on Terror", why do you think they didn't do what the Commission said?

Seneca's already said that one of the main reasons we failed was Bush's invasion of Iraq. I've said that too.

I'll add to the list:
  • Arm the Kurds.
  • Bomb ISIS lines.
  • Jam electronic communications in isolated ISIS holdouts.
  • Attack banks that service AQ and ISIS, through diplomacy, sanctions, and if necessary, sending in special forces to actually rob the banks.
  • Engage in a propaganda war: actually take over ISIS and AQ IP addresses and post false websites that reduce their following. Figure a way to similarly trick twitter tweets.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pete at Home:

[*]Attack banks that service AQ and ISIS, through diplomacy, sanctions, and if necessary, sending in special forces to actually rob the banks.

It would be more effective to hack them and steal the money that way. Banks keep very little of their "assets" as stuff that can be picked up and carried away. Moving bits around on a computer though could completely wipe out the bank as a solvent institution.
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quote:
Originally posted by yossarian22c:
quote:
Originally posted by Pete at Home:

[*]Attack banks that service AQ and ISIS, through diplomacy, sanctions, and if necessary, sending in special forces to actually rob the banks.

It would be more effective to hack them and steal the money that way. Banks keep very little of their "assets" as stuff that can be picked up and carried away. Moving bits around on a computer though could completely wipe out the bank as a solvent institution.
That's what I thought, but didn't ISIS just rob a Mosul bank and take a quarter of a billion dollars? If banks in Mosul have a quarter bill, what would banks in Qatar have?

But sure; have Congress authorize letters of Marque to be issued to hackers to attack assets of AQ and ISIS and organizations that help or service them in any way. Hacker turns in 50% of loot to the US, keeps the other half, or, if diplomacy or court action is necessary to clear the money or get the hacker out of trouble, then Hacker keeps 30% (which is standard under Trading with the Enemy act IIRC).

[ August 28, 2014, 10:52 AM: Message edited by: Pete at Home ]

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The US has enough political clout and economic power that it does not need to put boots on the ground to "Rob" banks.

When Saddam invaded Kuwait, the US simply froze his assets (in the US). When Iran revolted against the Shah, the US froze Iranian assets.

Strangely enough, in the recent nuclear related negotiations, Kerry has agreed to unfreeze Iranian assets.

Now that Iran is fighting against ISIS, it seems that since they are not as bad as ISIS, Kerry is letting them gain power. Al-Qaeda also has been distancing itself from ISIS and the Al-Qaeda fighters that recently took over the Syrian border with Israel are refugees from ISIS.

The US has a history of supporting Al-Qaeda, it is just a matter of time before Kerry/Obama start arming Al-Qaeda to fight against ISIS [Frown]

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The famous dictum that countries are not friends but have shared interests applies in glaringly obvious ways here. The only two countries in that part of the world with which our shared interests outweigh any violations of human rights and failure to uphold democratic principles that we proudly insist are fundamental and unalterable values are Egypt and Israel.

In the case of Iran, the interests we currently share are to suppress or defeat non-state groups that rely on terrorist strategic objectives and are trying to destabilize states with which we have positive shared interests, aka oil.

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quote:
Originally posted by NobleHunter:
Don't forget all Obama's fault.

I'm not sure where you read that. Every news source and official sources confirm that nothing is Obama's fault. In fact, suggesting otherwise is blatant racism according to the media.
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Good to see you're no longer calling Fox a 'news source.'
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Oh, I get it. You were making a joke and I was being serious. Good one! Sorry for the confusion.
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It's that you *can't* say that and be serious.
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