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transliterated from the Arabic as al-Qa'idah, meaning 'the base', a radical Sunni Muslim umbrella organization motivating, recruiting, training and coordinating the commission of violence against any persons not actively supporting their objectives: to "unite all Muslims and to establish a government which follows the rule of the Caliphs". To this end al-Qa'eda's strategy is to overthrow all muslim governments influenced by the West and to eventually abolish all state boundaries within a world caliphate.
It is important
to remember that the primary source of motivation for the initial rise of international terrorism, as represented by al-Qa'eda, is
the unresolved injustices suffered by the Palestinian people.
See: Zionist Hostilities
In the 1,326-years of Islam's existence prior to 1948 there was no such thing as 'Islamic terrorism'; it simply did not exist! That is not coincidence!
Friday, November 24: In Peshawar, Pakistan – Palestinian Islamic preacher Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (teaching defensive jihad), mentor of Osama bin-Laden, and moderating influence on radical Ayman al-Zawahiri, is assassinated by a bomb on his way to mosque to lead prayer. Israel's Mossad is suspected.
Years later, his son Hutaifa states that if his father had lived "there would have been no September 11". The Founder
The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, offered a reward of up to $25 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Osama bin-Laden. An additional $2 million was offered through a program developed and funded by the Airline Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association.
Osama bin-Laden
(left-handed, born 1957, died 2011) and Muhammad Atef establish al-Qa'eda (القاعدة‎ al-qāʿidah), and begin recruiting Arab Muslims who had fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union, and Osama subsequently returns to his family's 'bin-Laden' construction business in Saudi Arabia to co-ordinate their underground network.
al-Qa'eda operative El-Sayid Nosair participates in the bombing of a New York Greenwich Village bar frequented by homosexual men (viewing it as a symbol of Western decadence).
5: Fascist Jewish Rabbi Meir Kahane is assassinated by El-Sayid Nosair in New York, USA. But, U.S. security agencies fail to analyse the documentation recovered from Nosair's residence because he is assumed to have been a lone gunman.
1991 Osama bin-Laden withdraws from Saudi Arabia, removing c.$250 million in assets. (See 1994).
1992 December:
al-Qa'eda targets US military forces in Saudi Arabia and Somalia.
1993, February
23, 12:17 PM: A truck bomb (built by 25-year-old Pakistani, Abdul Basit Mahmoud Abdul Karim, known as Ramzi Yousef) is detonated by al-Qa'eda operatives in the underground parking garage below Tower One of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six and injuring 1,042 people.
October: 18 US servicemen engaged in humanitarian relief in Somalia are killed and many injured by militant attacks. (See 1996).
In Saudi Arabia – the government strips bin-Laden of his citizenship and freezes any remaining assets he may have had in the country. (See 1991)
November: U.S. military facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is bombed, killing two Indians and five Americans.
The Taliban government of Afghanistan gives sanctuary and support to al-Qa'eda leadership and training bases.
bin-Laden claims to have trained those who attacked the US military in Somalia in October 1993.
February: Al-Qa'eda issues a statement under the banner of 'the World Islamic Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders', saying –
it is the duty of all Muslims to kill US citizens, civilian or military, and their allies everywhere.
August: al-Qa'eda bombs the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
August 20: the US launches cruise missile attacks against terror training camps in Afghanistan and a chemical/pharmaceutical plant of Osama bin-Laden in Khartoum, Sudan.
November: the US indicts Osama bin-Laden for the East African Embassy bombings.
December 20: Germany extradites Mamdouh Mahmud Salim to the US for the bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
In the United States – An al-Qa'eda trained terrorist (Ahmed Ressam) is arrested attempting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport during the lead up millennium celebrations to New Years Day 2000. The U.S. State Department offers a $5 million reward for Osama bin-Laden's arrest.
South Africa – Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, a Tanzanian trained by al-Qa'eda, is arrested in Cape Town for his role in the US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. He escaped detection by South African law enforcement for over a year before his arrest and is handed-over to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in a covert rendition in 2001.
  2000 In Yemen – the USS Cole is bombed.
September 11: Three civilian airliners are hijacked: two are crashed into the World Trade Centre, New York, one in the Pentagon, and a fourth one crashes as its passengers are resisting hijacking whose terrorists were attempting to fly it to the presidential Camp David.
 Click for video of an American Airline pilot's own story of why he did not die that day . . . 
— In honour of AA pilot Tom McGuinness who did die —
World Trade Center tragedy
October: A US led coalition invades Afghanistan where many al-Qa'eda training camps are based.
British and US security sources report that about 20,000 people from 47 countries had passed through the al-Qa'eda camps from the mid-1990s until the invasion of Afghanistan.
January 10: UNITED NATIONS Economic and Social Council distribute a document which, among other, reads –
"The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 against the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the hijacking of the aircraft that crashed in Pennsylvania deserve the most stringent and energetic condemnation and the most severe punishment for those responsible for the planning, financing, preparation and execution of these terrorist acts. ...this was the most serious terrorist attack in the history of mankind, both in terms of the death toll and the fact that no escape was possible from the perpetrators, who, in carrying out such bloody provocation, were in effect making a declaration of war and creating a situation that would inevitably affect the world order and world peace." (para 63).
12: Bali, Indonesia – Islamic affiliate of al-Qa'eda, Jemaah Islamiyah, kills 202 people (164 foreign nationals) and injures 209. (See October 12, 2007).
28: In Kenya – al-Qa'eda claims responsibility for a murderous bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel and a plane belonging to an Israeli airline in Mombasa.
North East Nigeria – Mohammed Yusuf founds Islamic extremist movement Boko Haram which in 2012 becomes an affiliate of al Qa'eda.
(The US only classifies Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organisation in November 2013).
2003, April 5:
In Iraq – 100 trained al-Qa'eda fighters are deployed from al-Nahrawan and Salman Pak to Iraq's 11th company division in Nasiriya against the coalition invasion.
12: In Saudi Arabia – three expatriate housing complexes in Riyadh killing 20 and injuring 139.
16: In Morocco – 14 members of an al-Qa'eda affiliated group perpetrate five near simultaneous bombings in Casablanca.
  August 5: In Indonesia –
November 15: In Turkey –
26: al-Qa'eda announces that plans for attacks on the US are completed and urges all Muslims to leave the country.
March 11: a number of commuter trains in Madrid, Spain, are simultaneously bombed.
July 7: In London, UK – Four al-Qa'eda linked suicide bombers kill 56 and injure more than 700 in the city's transport system.
21: In London – Four al-Qa'eda linked suicide bombers attempt to repeat the 7/7 slaughter but only the detonators explode as their acetone-peroxide explosive packs had deteriorated. All four and associated persons are later arrested.
11: Turkey arrests the local al-Qa'eda coordinator for planning terrorist bombing of Israeli cruise ships in south Turkey ports.
After the Pakistan earthquake, Osama bin-Laden and his wives move into a house built by the Khan brothers, in the town of Abbottãbad, about 96 km (60 miles) from the capital Islamabad, Pakistan. The house is close to the gate of the Kakul Military Academy, an army run institution where top Pakistani officers are trained.
In Jordan – Sixty people are killed in suicide bombings at three international hotels in Amman, including members of a wedding party. Al-Qa'eda in Iraq claims responsibility. Most of the victims are Jordanians. A day of mourning is declared.
The American CIA transfers 14 'high-value' prisoners from secret CIA prisons to the US Guantanamo Bay prison on Cuba, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who confesses (under torture) to plotting the September 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the United States.
September: al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) officially announced its affiliation with al-Qa'eda. The declaration by the group, which has Algerian roots, was welcomed by the leadership of al-Qa'eda.
North African expansion
July: In Washington – The US Congress approves a doubling of the bounty offered for the capture of Osama bin-Laden and requires a classified report every 90 days on progress in seeking his capture.
October 12: Indonesia grants terrorists, convicted of the Bali bombing-atrocity, leave from prison to a party celebrating the end of Ramadan with Police Chief Brig. Gen Dharma. Australia, 88 of whose nationals died, protests.
See October 12, 2002.
18: In Karachi, Pakistan – al-Qa'eda affiliated terrorists explode two bombs in an attempt to assassinate returning previous prime minister Benazir Bhutto, killing about 139 people and wounding about 324.
Afghanistan – Abu Mustafa al-Yazid (an Egyptian) is appointed head of al-Qa'eda operations in Eastern Afghanistan.
Sunday, May 18: Osama bin-Laden issues another audio taped message (after his alleged May 16 audio) via an Islamic website to Muslims all over the world, lashing out at Arab governments, which he says side with the West and Israel, and thus fail the Palestinians. He calls on Muslim militants to break the blockade of Gaza. He says that Palestinian territories can not be liberated without fighting Arab governments which support Israel, which is weak without Western backing.
In Islamabad, Pakistan – The Danish Embassy is bombed.
Mustafa Abu Yazid
July 22: In Khost, Eastern Afghanistan – Abu Mustafa al-Yazid gives a TV interview to Geo News (in Arabic, dubbed into Urdu for the broadcast) crediting support for al-Qa'eda to the tribal areas of Pakistan, and that al-Qa'eda is responsible for the deadly attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Monday, August 11: Senior al-Qa'eda leader, Abu Saeed al-Masri (also known as Mustafa Abu al-Yazid), is killed by Pakistani security forces near the Afghan border in the tribal area of Bajuar. He had been named by the American September 11 Commission as the "chief financial manager".
Saturday, September 13: In Yemen – Security forces arrest key al Qa'eda militant, Abdullah al-Raimi.
Tuesday, September 16: In Yemen – Islamic Jihad, an al-Qa'eda affiliate, threatens attacks on foreign embassies if their members imprisoned in Yemen are not freed.
September 17: In Sana'a, Yemen – Islamic Jihad explode a car bomb and rockets at the American Embassy building, killing at least 16 (six Yemeni soldiers, six attackers, and four civilians).
One of the civilians is Susan Elbaneh of the US killed with her Yemeni husband. Susan was related to Jaber A. Elbaneh of the Lackawanna Six who traveled in 2001 for training with al-Qa'eda, and were implicated in terrorist acts.
September 18: In Yemen – At least 25 militants, with suspected links to Al-Qa'eda in connection with Wednesday's deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy, are arrested by the authorities.
And so on – sick, sad, so on . . .
October 26: In Syria – al-Qa'eda co-ordination operative, Badran Turki Hishan Al Mazidih (Abu Ghadiyah), is killed in a US pre-emptive attack, leaving eight dead in the village of Sukariyya in the township of Abu Kamal near the Iraq border. Regarding the civilian casualties, Syria-specialist Joshua Landis comments that these poor people were probably a family of smugglers that US satellite intelligence picked up, who were misinterpreted to be al-Qa'eda.
November 13: In Washington, USA – General Michael Hayden, director of the CIA, states al-Qa'eda, "operating from its safe haven in Pakistan’s tribal areas, remains the most clear and present danger to the safety of the United States".
November 26: In Mumbai, India, at about 9.30 PM – An al-Qa'eda sponsored attack is carried out by at least ten men on nine civilian targets in the city, including its Orthodox Jewish centre, killing more than a 174 people and wounding more than 300, with particular focus on British and American passport holders. The attackers are reported to have arrived in Mumbai by boat and used AK47 rifles, hand guns and hand grenades, and after 24 hours fifty hostages were still held by the attackers without any demands presented.
December 11: In Belgium, 14 of its citizens are arrested in a crackdown on that branch of al-Qa'eda.
Wednesday, June 3: Al Jazeera TV broadcasts a recorded audio message from Osama bin-Laden saying that American President Obama had planted the seeds of "revenge and hatred" towards the United States in the Muslim world and he warned Americans to prepare for the consequences.
The message probably reflects al-Qa'eda's concern over the positive effect of Obama's approach to the Muslim world.
Sunday, March 7: Pakistan agents arrest California-born Adam Pearlman (alias Adam Gadahn), the spokesman of al-Qa'eda in the United States.
Pearlman had earlier called on all Muslims in the US armed forces to kill their fellows members.
August: US intelligence discovers the home of Osama bin-Laden in Abbottãbad, Pakistan, with the assistance of CIA-bribed Pakistani Doctor Afridi running a fake vaccination programme for children to gather information for US intelligence. (He is later arrested and tried for treason under a tribal justice system as a consequence. Dr Afridi is found guilty in Khyber district, and sentenced to at least 30 years in jail as well as being fined $3,500. If he does not pay the fine his prison sentence will be extended by a further three years.)
As a consequence in following years, several Pakistani workers in the children's polio vaccination programme are shot dead on accusation of working as spies for the Americans.
Osama bin-Laden
US Assassination
of unarmed Bin Laden
Government Vigilantism
Treating a symptom means nothing if its cause continues...
Killing a leader does not stop a movement if the original motivation for its existence continues, as it does with al-Qa'eda and its related groups.
Elements of Pakistani, Saudi, and Afghan intelligence agencies are all involved
in monitoring bin Laden’s movements,
and are regularly sharing intelligence
on bin Laden with the CIA
Sunday, May 1, 1.15 AM local time: In the town of of Abbottãbad, Pakistan, four American military helicopters, from Ghazi air base in northwest Pakistan, carrying 64 combatants (23 SEALS & 40 Special Forces) attack the home of Osama bin-Laden in a raid lasting 38 minutes. The only opposition are shots fired by a Kahn brother from a guest-house near the main building. Osama is wounded in the right side of his head when he looks out the door as US Seals ascend the stairs to his third-floor room. In his room, the women trying to help him are pulled out of the way and the US Seals ('The Shooter' Robert O'Neill) fire several shots into Bin Laden's still-twitching body until he is motionless (unarmed and in his pyjamas),
Khalil (son of bin-Laden), and at least two other people are reportedly also shot dead. Osama's wife who tried to shield him in his bedroom is shot in the leg. (Four of the five people killed were unarmed). Other unidentified males are taken by US helicopter away from the scene, while four children and two women are arrested and leave in an ambulance. Bin-Laden's 12-year-old daughter (in Pakistan custody along with her mother) claims that her father was shot in front of her without warning. One US helicopter, unable to take off, is destroyed by its crew who leave with the others. Osama's body is later discarded at sea after DNA tests confirm his identity.

Operation Neptune Spear
execution without trial
just like the tactics
of al-Qa'eda affiliates
Four US administration lawyers hammered out rationales intended to overcome any legal obstacles to the assassination — and made it all but inevitable that Navy SEALs would kill the fugitive al-Qa'eda leader, and not capture him for trial.
They are: Mr. S. Preston;
Mary B. DeRosa, the National Security Council’s legal adviser;
Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon general counsel; and then-Rear Adm. James W. Crawford III, the Joint Chiefs of Staff legal adviser.
"We should memorialize our rationales because we may be called upon to explain our legal conclusions, particularly if the operation goes terribly badly," said Stephen W. Preston,
the CIA.’s general counsel.
Prof Christof Heyns, the United Nation's independent investigator of extra-judicial killings, says –
"Washington should disclose the supporting facts to allow an assessment in terms of international human rights law standards [what the US calls the Law of War]. It will be particularly important to know if the planning of the mission allowed an effort to capture bin Laden." (emphasis mine)
Ayman al-Zawahiri now becomes the leader of al-Qa'eda.
Foreign hostages in Pakistan
Saturday, August 13: In Lahore, Pakistan – Jewish American development consultant Warren Weinstein is abducted.
(December 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri offers to release Weinstein if the US ceases its air strikes on Afghanistan, and Pakistan, frees prisoners, and
Israel lifts its blockade/siege of Gaza).
2011 September,
30: Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born al-Qa'eda cleric and propagandist, is killed by a U.S. drone strike while traveling through al-Jawf, Yemen.
2012 Monday,
January 23: In Syria – al-Nusra Front, or Jabhat al-Nusra (JN, Arabic: جبهة النصرة لأهل الشام‎ Jabhat an-Nuṣrah li-Ahli ash-Shām, "The Support Front for the People of Al-Sham"), announces its affiliation with al-Qa'eda.
February 10: North African Islamic Jihadist groups Boko Haram (north Nigeria) and al-Shabaab (Somalia) announce that they have merged with al-Qa'eda.
(In 2009,
Nigerian police forces fighting Boko Haram in the northern city of Maiduguri had lost about 30 officers in a violent firefight. The next day, the police executed many of the men they had rounded up and detained as suspected Boko Haram fighters. The retaliatory killings often happened right outside police headquarters in full view of the public. Bodies piled up outside the building while the executions continued. So its police are no less feared by the people (and therefore they are uncooperative) in that area than Boko Haram. The incident illustrates the quandary the international community faces in helping the incompetent Nigerian government rescue the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in April 2014 by Boko Haram, an unquestionably brutal armed group.)
Nigeria's Military
Blood on their Hands
  More than
8,000 people died
since March 2011
while being held prisoner
by Nigeria's military
in its campaign
against Boko Haram,
many of them
deliberately killed
(Amnesty International
Wednesday June 3, 2015)
Nigerian Army spokesman
Major General Chris Olukolade
rejected their report
and accused Amnesty
of ulterior motives.
The ad hominem defense
The past two years have seen al-Qa'eda affiliates in the Magreb, Yemen, Somalia, and Iraq become more active, while new al-Qa'eda fronts have opened in Africa and the Middle East. Foreign fighters are joining local jihadists, and the terrorist group boasts that homegrown terrorists successfully carried out an attack on enemy soil (the Boston Marathon bombing).
August: In Nigeria
The 7th Infantry Division is established for the war against Boko Haram. But reports from within Nigeria indicate that its police and military often cut the throats of prisoners, and so they are feared and distrusted by the local people as much as Boko Haram.
March: In Brussels, Belgium – Medhi Nemmouche kills four people at the Jewish Museum.
So sadly:
April 14: In Chibok, in Borno state, North East Nigeria – Boko Haram (led by Abubakar Shekau) abducts 276 secondary school girls, and a further 8, aged between eight and 15, taken in an overnight raid on Waraba village. Some escape from the jungle hideout and describe where they were but the Nigerian government seems to do little to rescue them other than have their police offer a reward. Nigeria's military has more than 1,400 armoured vehicles, 360 tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal as well as nearly 300 aircraft, and they 'say' two military divisions are searching for the girls, from which those girls that escaped had simply run home.
Boko Haram continues to attack and kill villagers across North Eastern Nigeria in its terror campaign to impose Sharia law, without any effective response from the Nigerian government.
Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qa'eda’s overall leader, announces the creation of a new al Qa'eda offshoot called 'Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent', or AQIS, largely in response to the rise of its rival, the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL (Da'esh). AQIS fighters begin migrating from sanctuaries in North Waziristan and eastern Afghanistan to the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, after Pakistan launches a military offensive in the region.
UK government report estimates ISIS/ISIL raised an estimated $35 million (£23 million) to $45 million (£29.8 million) between September 2013 and September 2014 through ransoming hostages.
According to the New York Times, Al Qa'eda is even more prolific, raising at least $125 million (£82.9 million) from kidnappings since 2008, including $66 million (£43.8 million) in 2013 alone.
Al Qa'eda militants try to hijack a Pakistan Navy frigate and use it to attack United States Navy vessels on antiterrorism patrol in the northwestern Indian Ocean
6: In north-western Syria – The US led military coalition carries out air-strikes against al-Qa'eda affiliate al-Nusra Front, and Syrian Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham near the Turkish border.
In Chibok, Borno state, Nigeria – Boko Haram seize total control of the town from which they had abducted the school girls, further demonstrating the inadequacy of the Nigerian government..
Saturday 6: In Shabwa Region, Yemen – American Special Forces fail in their attempt to rescue hostages Luke Somers (US journalist) and Pierre Korkie (South African teacher) and the two are then shot.
The US excuse that a
barking dog betrayed
them and precipitated
the killing is not clever,
for the drone-rockets and
strafing by US jets make a
little more noise than that.
South African relief organisation Gift of the Givers of Dr Imtiaz Sooliman (which had been raising ransom money for Korkie's release) had reached an agreement with al-Qa'eda to release Korkie on Sunday 7 December, but the botched US-led rescue attempt caused his agreed release to fail. (Korkie's wife had been freed earlier this year after negotiations by the same Gift of the Givers).
United States (US) drones struck the area first on Saturday, followed by strafing runs of US jets, before Yemeni ground forces moved in. US helicopters then flew in more forces to raid the house where the two men were being held,
but the prior attacks had precipitated the shooting of the hostages.
A serious
lack of intelligence
14: In Peshawar, Pakistan – A team of Taliban gunmen coldly slaughter 150 people, more than 130 of them children aged between nine and 19, at a school.
See: Taliban
Founded by
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
in respnse to
the U.S. invasion
of Afghanistan.
Orginally called
Organization of
Monotheism and Jihad
al-Qa'eda has become increasingly hostile to Daesh
[the Arabic acronym for ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام‎] over the leadership of global jihad
The Islamic State began as al-Qa'eda’s branch in the heart of the Middle East but was excommunicated in 2014 after disobeying commands from al-Qa'eda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. While the Islamic State has since flourished, al-Zawahiri is now largely cut off from his commanders and keeping the group afloat through little more than appeals to loyalty.
The United States has been slow to grasp the implications of al-Qa'eda’s decline and possible collapse.
Bad-luck Jonathan's Playground
The continued inefficiency of the Nigerian government allows the Boko Haram affiliate of al-Qa'eda to escalate its campaign into effectively a civil-war in North East Nigeria.
January 7: In France
Amedy Coulibaly, and the Kouachi brothers, kill 17 people at the Charlie Hebdo offices and a Jewish supermarket.
in the USA In order to protect national security, the government maintains various terrorist watchlists, including the "No Fly" list, which contains the names of individuals to be denied boarding on commercial airline flights. Travellers on the No Fly list are not permitted to board an American airline or any flight on a foreign air carrier that lands or departs from U.S. territory or flies over U.S. airspace. Some persons have claimed that their alleged placement on the list was the result of an erroneous determination by the government that they posed a national security threat. In some cases, it has been reported that persons have been prevented from boarding an aircraft because they were mistakenly believed to be on the No Fly list, sometimes on account of having a name similar to another person who was actually on the list. As a result, various legal challenges to placement on the list have been brought in court.
No Fly Lists
Due Process Clause provides that no person shall be "deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." Accordingly, when a person has been deprived of a constitutionally protected liberty interest, the government must follow certain procedures. Several courts have found that placement on the No Fly list may impair constitutionally protected interests, including the right to travel internationally, and the government’s redress procedures must therefore satisfy due process. Typically, due process requires that the government provide a person with notice of the deprivation and an opportunity to be heard before a neutral party. However, the requirements of due process are not fixed, and can vary according to relevant factors. When determining the proper procedural protections in a given situation, courts employ the balancing test articulated by the Supreme Court in Matthews v. Eldridge, which weighs the private interests affected against the government’s interest.
applying this balancing test might consider several factors, including the severity of the deprivation involved in placement on the No Fly list. In addition, courts may examine the risk of an erroneous deprivation under the current procedural framework and the potential value of imposing additional procedures on the process. Finally, courts may inquire into the government’s interest in preserving the status quo, including the danger of permitting plaintiffs to access sensitive national security information.
of this issue is currently pending as at least two federal courts have ruled that the government’s redress procedures for travellers challenging placement on the No Fly list violate due process. The US government is currently revising this process, although the precise details of what the new program will entail are as yet unclear. Litigation is further complicated by several legal hurdles, such as the state secrets privilege, that can bar plaintiffs from accessing certain information during litigation.
In Afghanistan – American and Afghan commandos, backed by scores of American airstrikes, attack an al Qaeda training camp in the southern part of the country (Kandahar Province along Afghanistan’s southern border with Pakistan) that military officials say is one of the largest ever discovered. The assault, which took place over several days, pounds two training areas — one sprawled over 30 square miles — that featured elaborate tunnels and fortifications.
Coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks
killing at least 129 people
13, Friday evening: In Paris, France – At least 40 people die in shootings and bombings at bars, restaurants and a stadium in the city – before another 118 people are killed or injured at a concert venue. Police kill the two armed men who had opened fire at the theatre, where Californian band Eagles of Death Metal had been playing to a sell-out crowd, and several explosions were heard at the Stade de France, where the national football team was playing Germany.
Six known
suspects: two French citizens from Belgium Brahim Abdeslam (suicide bomber, 31); Salah Abdeslam (26); and Omar Ismail Mostefai (29) living in Courcourronnes, Paris; Samy Amimour (28) French national; and Bilal Hadfi (20) French national from Brussels, and the apparent ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud (killed in a police raid on the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis), and also Soufiane Kayal, Samir Bouzid and 29-year-old Mohamed Abrini.
Eight of the attackers had European Union passports, so blaming the current refugee influx into Europe is not justified!
The تكفيري‎ Takfīrī
ISIL/ISIS/الدولة الإسلامية
(Islamic State/Da'esh)
is not part of al Qa'eda
but is included in this
chronology as it has
the same goal,
the establishment
of a world-caliphate,
even though its cruelty
has caused al Qa'eda
to dissociate itself.
(At the
Bataclan theatre – 87 people killed; Stade de France – unknown number killed; Boulevard de Charonne18 reported killed; Boulevard Voltaireone killed; Rue de la Fontaine-au-Roifive killed; Rue Alibert14 killed.)
Paris prosecutor François Molins said at least eight attackers had been killed across the city, seven of them in suicide bombings.
The terror group ISIL/ISIS (Islamic State/Da'esh), which claims responsibility, issues a statement, November 15, 2015 –
"Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State, and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign, and dare to curse our Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, and are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate [Syria and Iraq] with their planes, which did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys."
(Translated by SITE, emphasis mine.)
See United States Pentagon Report to Congress on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan
(This report cost the Department of Defense approximately $235,000 in Fiscal Year 2015, including $4,500 in expenses and $230,000 in labour)
The report describes efforts to enhance security and stability in Afghanistan from June 1 through November 30, 2015. It complements other reports and information about Afghanistan provided to Congress, and is not intended to be the single source of all information about the combined efforts or the future strategy of the United States, its coalition partners, or Afghanistan. A classified annex accompanies this report. The next report will include an analysis of efforts to enhance security and stability in Afghanistan from December 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016.
January 7: In Western Libya – An ISIL truck-bomb exploded at a police training center kills 47 and injures dozens, after it takes control of Es-Sidra (Libya's largest oil export port) and the surrounding region.
For the
last two years, Libya has been at the mercy of rival governments and local militias, resulting in the deaths of some 4,400 people and an economy on the verge of complete collapse. Last month, the two major rival political factions signed a U.N.-brokered unity government deal, hoping to gain international legitimacy and end the conflict.
Twitter and Google are actively shutting down portals for ISIS/ISIL propaganda, sometimes bypassing formal protocols for faster results, they are doing it without much noise so they aren’t seen by their users as a tool of government.
Wednesday 24: Hackers aligned with the Islamic State militant group (ISIL/Da'esh) threaten Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a new video, railing against the social media companies war on its propaganda.
"You announce daily that you suspend many of our accounts, and to you we say: Is that all you can do? You are not in our league... If you close one account we will take 10 in return and soon your names will be erased after we delete your sites, Allah willing, and will know that we say is true."
The hacker arm of ISIL claims to have hacked 10,000 Facebook accounts, 150 Facebook groups and 5,000 Twitter accounts, which they say "have been given to supporters."
17: In the USA – After months of reviews and investigations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declares on Thursday that the atrocities committed by ISIS/ISIL/Da'esh in Iraq and Syria amounted to "genocide."
Hudson, who is the director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. National Holocaust Museum, which was among the many institutions and organizations to lobby for the designation, called it a "good first step."
in Iraq – A 30-women unit made up of Yazidis and Kurds from Iraq and Syria has taken up arms against Islamic State militants (Da'esh), and pushed them back in northern Iraq. Yazidi female fighter Asema Dahir is 21 years old. At a checkpoint near a front line north of Mosul, Iraq, she told Reuters how the Sinjar jihadi invasion saw the capture of many people who she knew. "They took eight of my neighbours and I saw they were killing the children," she said. "They killed my uncle and took my cousin's wife, who had only just married eight days earlier," she continued. The bride, like thousands of other Yazidi women, is still being held by the militants.
In Syria – One of Syria's top terrorist groups splits from Al Qaeda. Jabhat al-Nusra, aka the Nusra Front, is known for being one of the most well-funded and well-equipped rebel groups in Syria.
January 28: In Yemen – The U.S. carries out a military raid on Al-Qa'eda, which kills a U.S. service member, and injures three others, but yields valuable intelligence. The three service members' injuries occur when an Osprey MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft made a hard landing during the operation, and the inoperable Osprey was subsequently destroyed in place by a U.S. airstrike.
May 22: In Britain – Twenty two people die and around 120 are injured after an explosion tears through the crowd at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
USA Threat-level Advisory Grades
USA threat level grades
15: In London, UK – On the underground District line train at Parsons Green station, a device explodes injuring 29 people, for which the ISIL branch of al-Qa'eda claims responsibility.
  But the self-righteous evil of al-Qa'eda still continues . . .
Current National Threat Level is elevated
Footnote on Cause –
Common Christan Fallacies
Many pro-Israel preachers quote Bible promises (out-of-context), twisting them to say that God will bless those who bless/support Israel and curse those who curse Israel (confusing the modern Zionist State of Israel with the Israel of the Bible). But, across the world today, a kind of terrorism continues to kill the innocent and drain national economies which did not exist a hundred years ago when the Zionist State of Israel did not exist.
terrorism exists today in direct response to the West's past unconditional support for the 'State of Israel'.
(The Zionist Hostilities chronology will give some idea of the motivation behind this).

God judges those who
bless the unrepentant.
God is unfaithful to His Word, or God thinks otherwise, for 9/11 and every other tragedy at home or overseas in Iraq or Afghanistan is part of the West reaping what it has 'sowed' for its unconditional support* of a State which from its beginning defined itself in racist terms (Jewish) and in disregard of the nationhood of more than 20% of its own non-Jewish citizens, and its other cruel human rights abuses, such as its vicious collective punishment policies toward families, racially discriminatory practices in areas under its control, etc...
*• veto of every UN Security Council censure of illegal Israeli actions;
• financial subsidising of the counterfeit State of Israel;
• supply of anti-personnel weapons used in Palestinian residential areas; etc. etc. . . .
So, God's judgment
on the West for its unconditional support of Zionist 'Israel' is more than morally justified, and every Christian is without excuse for not recognising it, for it was clearly stated regarding the great impartial Judge of All (as our example) that –
He "so loved the world [kosmos] that whosoever..." (John 3:16),
and He therefore expects every Christian to objectively echo His own attitude in all these things!
Although this sin does NOT in any way justify any form of terrorism, ever, it does directly contribute to the loss of God's protection from it.
2018   January:
Al-Qaida is been trying to win over extremists from Islamic State, while the Isis "caliphate" collapses amid heavy losses of men, material, territory and prestige. The recruitment campaign started last summer, even before Isis had lost its final strongholds, underlining the importance al-Qaida attach to winning over fighters and resources from its rivals. One such effort was launched by al-Qaida militants in Algeria in August. Ten fighters who had been with the small Isis affiliate in the country switched allegiance after debates with Islamic scholars loyal to al-Qaida, local security sources reported. A second was launched in Syria in September. In the Sahel region of north Africa, senior al-Qaida officials are believed to have reached out to the extremist commander whose men are thought to have ambushed and killed four US special forces in Niger in October 2017.
Dr. Shakil Afridi
has languished in prison for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader. Americans might wonder how Pakistan could imprison a man who helped track down the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. Pakistanis are apt to ask a different question: how could the United States betray its trust and cheapen its sovereignty with a secret nighttime raid that shamed the military and its intelligence agencies? "The Shakil Afridi saga is the perfect metaphor for U.S-Pakistan relations" — a growing tangle of mistrust and miscommunication that threatens to jeopardize key efforts against terrorism, said Michael Kugelman, Asia program deputy director at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. The U.S. believes its financial support entitles it to Pakistan's backing in its efforts to defeat the Taliban — as a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to free Afridi, telling Fox News in April 2016 he would get him out of prison in "two minutes. ... Because we give a lot of aid to Pakistan."
But Pakistan is resentful of what it sees as U.S. interference in its affairs.

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