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With Islamic State, the chickens come home to roost - The Globe and Mail
LYSIANE GAGNON
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Sep. 03 2014
al-Qaeda  ISIS  Iraq  Libya  Syria  unintended_consequences 
september 2014 by jerryking
Found in Timbuktu: al-Qaeda’s manifesto for Africa - The Globe and Mail
Rukmini Callimachi

TIMBUKTU, Mali — The Associated Press

Published Thursday, Feb. 14 2013

The more than nine-page document, found by The Associated Press in a building occupied by the Islamic extremists for almost a year, is signed by Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the nom de guerre of Abdelmalek Droukdel, the senior commander appointed by Osama bin Laden to run al-Qaida’s branch in Africa. The clear-headed, point-by-point assessment resembles a memo from a CEO to his top managers and lays out for his jihadists in Mali what they have done wrong in months past, and what they need to do to correct their behaviour in the future.
Timbuktu  Mali  Africa  al-Qaeda 
february 2013 by jerryking
How Bush grasps the world
January 28, 2003 | The Globe and Mail pg A15 | Walter Russell Mead. When America comes to grips with global politics, history's themes leave their fingerprints on the present.
U.S.foreign_policy  Walter_Russell_Mead  history  9/11  al-Qaeda  George_W._Bush 
july 2012 by jerryking
Stop the Moral Equivalence - WSJ.com
May 19, 2004 | WSJ | by GARRY KASPAROV.

The Islamic public-relations offensive is focused on proving that the West is corrupt and offers no improvement on the despots in charge throughout the Islamic world. At the same time, Al Jazeera isn’t examining Vladimir Putin’s war against Muslims in Chechnya. All of Chechnya is one big Abu Ghraib, but the Islamic world pays scant attention to the horrible crimes there because Mr. Putin shares their distaste for liberal democracy. The war is not about defending Muslims; it is about Western civilization and America as its representative.
chess  al-Qaeda  terrorism  Chechnya  moral_equivalencies  Garry_Kasparov 
july 2012 by jerryking
The Eastern Front - WSJ.com
October 15, 2002 | WSJ |By RALPH PETERS
terrorism  Indonesia  al-Qaeda 
june 2012 by jerryking
Top Al Qaeda Figure Anwar al-Awlaki Killed - WSJ.com
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 | WSJ | By HAKIM ALMASMARI in San'a, MARGARET COKER in Abu Dhabi and SIOBHAN GORMAN and JULIAN BARNES in Washington, D.C.
targeted_assassinations  drones  AQAP  covert_operations  security_&_intelligence  al-Qaeda 
september 2011 by jerryking
Secret Assault on Terrorism Widens on Two Continents - NYTimes.com
August 14, 2010 | New York Times | By SCOTT SHANE, MARK
MAZZETTI and ROBERT F. WORTH
"The attack offered a glimpse of the Obama administration’s shadow war
against Al Qaeda and its allies. In roughly a dozen countries — from the
deserts of North Africa, to the mountains of Pakistan, to former Soviet
republics crippled by ethnic and religious strife — the United States
has significantly increased military and intelligence operations,
pursuing the enemy using robotic drones and commando teams, paying
contractors to spy and training local operatives to chase terrorists."
Yemen  CIA  counterterrorism  Obama  al-Qaeda  contractor  security_&_intelligence  drones  covert_operations  militaries 
august 2010 by jerryking
The Meaning of al Qaeda's Double Agent - WSJ.com
JANUARY 7, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | by Reuel Marc Gerecht.
The jihadists are showing impressive counterintelligence ability that
the CIA seems to have underestimated.
Jihad  security_&_intelligence  Afghanistan  counterintelligence  CIA  al-Qaeda  moles 
january 2010 by jerryking
Op-Ed Columnist - The Afghan Imperative - NYTimes.com
September 24, 2009 | New York Times | By DAVID BROOKS. "The
Taliban is a transnational Pashtun movement active in both Afghanistan
and Pakistan. It is part of a complex insurgency trying to topple the
Pakistani regime. Pakistan has a fragile government with an estimated
50 or more nuclear weapons. A Taliban conquest in Afghanistan would
endanger the Pakistani regime at best, create a regional crisis for
certain and lead to a nuclear-armed Al Qaeda at worst."
Afghanistan  al-Qaeda  counterinsurgency  David_Brooks  endangered  fragility  Pakistan  Taliban 
september 2009 by jerryking

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