IT’S ABOUT TIME …
It appears the feds are finally calling the shootings that took place in Chattanooga, Tenn. that killed four U.S. Marines and one sailor, an act of terror. Better late than never I guess. The shooter, identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was also was killed during the terror attack. One has to wonder why there was ever a delay at all in calling this was it obviously was from the outset. FBI Director James Comey called the Chattanooga shooting a ‘terror attack’ during a press conference with NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton and stated, “the Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization.”
They may have been investigating the attacks from the beginning as an act of terror, but that is not what the Obama administration had been referring to it as.
The semantic dance of whether or not to call the July mass shooting in Chattanooga a “terrorist” attack appears to be winding down.
FBI Director James Comey twice called the deadly Chattanooga shooting that killed four Marines and one sailor a “terror attack” during a press conference with NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday. Bratton and Comey spoke after addressing the NYPD Shield Conference in New York City.
“We’ve investigated Chattanooga as a terror attack from the beginning,” Comey said. “The Chattanooga killer was inspired by a foreign terror organization. It’s hard to entangle which particular source…there are lots of competing poisons out there.”
That response came as Comey was asked to clarify an earlier statement in which he linked the root cause of the July 16 rampage by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Kuwait, to the recent Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
Ex-Guantanamo Detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, Known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani, Now an al Qaeda Leader in Yemen
GEE, THANKS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA …
Courtesy of Barack Hussein Obama and his catch and release program from GITMO comes the following report via Long War Journal of a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani. This former Guantanamo detainee, who was released in 2012 is now an al Qaeda leader in Yemen. Isn’t that special. Thanks Barack. Hmm, wasn’t it Barack Obama’s premise that GITMO was used as a recruiting tool by terrorists? It would more seem that Obama’s rush to close GITMO and send terrorists back to their countries of origin is more of a recruiting tool.
Hey America, How’s that Obama “hopey, changey” stuff of letting terrorists out of GITMO working out for you America?
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani.
In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors during his remaining time in US custody. Qosi was transferred to his home country of Sudan two years later, in July 2012.
I can’t believe they reelected me, what a bunch of fools …
Qosi joined AQAP in 2014 and became one of its leaders. Qosi and other AQAP commanders discussed their time waging jihad at length in the video, entitled “Guardians of Sharia.”
Islamic scholars ensure the “correctness” of the “jihadist project,” according to Qosi. And the war against America continues through “individual jihad,” which al Qaeda encourages from abroad.Here, Qosi referred to al Qaeda’s policy of encouraging attacks by individual adherents and smaller terror cells. Indeed, AQAP’s video celebrates jihadists who have acted in accordance with this call, such as the Kouachi brothers, who struck Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris earlier this year. The Kouachi brothers’ operation was sponsored by AQAP.
A hardened Al Qaeda fighter who served as Usama bin Laden’s jack-of-all-trades before spending a decade at Guantanamo Bay made a military prosecutor’s prophecy come true when he resurfaced on the field of battle in Yemen, where he is one of the terror group’s top leaders.
Ibrahim al-Qosi, a Sudanese native who once served as Usama bin Laden’s cook, chauffeur and bookkeeper, appears in the latest video released this week by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), some three years after he was released from the U.S. military facility. The 55-year-old Al-Qosi is one of the Al Qaeda chapter’s top men, according to the Foundation For Defense of Democracies’ Long War Journal blog.
“One of the main reasons the United States was willing to return him to Sudan was the U.S. confidence in the government of Sudan’s program and its confidence that Mr. al-Qosi would not represent any kind of threat to the United States,” his attorney, Paul Reichler, said in July, 2012, when Al-Qosi was freed. “If they had considered him a threat, they would not have released him.”
Bank Records Show $28,500 Deposit to Syed Farook’s Account Two Weeks Before the San Bernardino Massacre and bank Transfers to His Mother
SO MR PRESIDENT, YOU THINK THIS WAS A LONE WOLF ACT OF TERRORISM AND NOT A SLEEPER CELL FUNDED BY ISIS, HUH? WRONG AGAIN!!!
FOX News is reporting that large deposits were made to Syed Farook’s bank account on or about November 18, some two weeks before he and his wife Tashfeen Malik carried out the San Bernardino massacre. A $28,500 deposit was made to Syed Farook’s bank account. Also, Fox is reporting that on or about Nov.20, Farook converted $10,000 to cash, and withdrew the money at a Union Bank branch in San Bernardino. Afterwards, in the days before the shooting, there were at least three transfers of $5,000 that appear to be to Farook’s mother. Hmm, that’s why mom is being interrogated by the FBI. It is hard to believe this woman lived among this terror planning and bomb making and did not know what was going on. However, these bank transfers pose something even more, she may have been complicit and involved.
A $28,500 deposit was made to Syed Farook’s bank account from WebBank.com on or about Nov.18, some two weeks before he and his wife Tashfeen Malik carried out the San Bernardino massacre, a source close to the investigation told Fox News Monday.
Investigators are exploring whether the transaction was a loan taken out by Farook, who with his wife killed 14 and wounded 21 when they opened fire at a holiday lunch. He earned $53,000 a year with the county as an environmental health inspector.
On its website, the Utah-headquartered WebBank.com describes itself as “a leading provider of national consumer and commercial private-label and bank card financing programs” on a nationwide basis.
On or about Nov.20, Fox News is told Farook converted $10,000 to cash, and withdrew the money at a Union Bank branch in San Bernardino. Afterwards, in the days before the shooting, there were at least three transfers of $5,000 that appear to be to Farook’s mother.
HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE FOR MACY’S DAY PARADE IN WAKE OF ISIS TERROR ATTACKS IN PARIS …
In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, there is a expected to be a heavy police presence at this years Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Snoopy, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob and the Kool-Aid dude will be well protected by by a multitude of levels of security . Despite the pre-parade terror jitters, New York officials are expecting huge crows up to 3.5 million spectators in the parades 89th year.
As an expected three million spectators turn their eyes skyward on Thursday morning, police sharpshooters on rooftops will be peering down for any signs of trouble at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In addition to Snoopy and SpongeBob floating overhead, there will be mobile cameras and police helicopters, specially trained police dogs sniffing for traces of explosives and officers patrolling on horseback, said James P. O’Neill, the New York Police Department’s chief of department, its highest-ranking uniformed officer.
Observation posts, staffed by officers from the elite Emergency Service Unit, will be watching for suspicious activity; officers will use radiation detectors to seek out evidence of a dirty bomb; and teams of plainclothes officers will mix unobtrusively with revelers spread along the two and a half miles of the Manhattan parade route between 9 a.m. and noon.
“There will be a lot of police presence,” said Chief O’Neill, outlining elements of the department’s security measures at a briefing this week.
“Things the public will see and, of course, things the public will not see,” he said. “All of this will ensure that New York City has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving, as we do every year.”
With a record parade crowd expected, William J. Bratton, the police commissioner, said there would be more officers on duty than in the past. He encouraged people to “come on down” to see the parade, free from the anxieties the Paris attacks have sown, and to pitch in as extra eyes for law enforcement.
“There is no threat being directed against the parade,” Mr. Bratton said.
Joshua Campbell, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, echoed that, saying in an email, “There remains no specific or credible threat to the homeland.”
The State Department Issues Travel Alert to U.S. Citizens Due to Increased Terrorist Threats During Busiest Travel Time
U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES TRAVEL WARNING DUE TO INCREASED TERROR THREATS … OBAMA’S NEW TERROR PLAN, BE AFRAID.
Ahead of the busiest travel season for Americans, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Although the State Department claims there has been no credible intelligence regarding a specific threat, they are still putting forth the warning. So what do they really know that they are not telling us? The Daily Caller makes an interesting point, Travel alerts are not uncommon for the State Department as they routinely issue warnings for Americans traveling abroad to various hotspots to on guard or consider canceling their plans altogether. However, in light of recent events, the State Department has taken the unusual step of issuing a “Worldwide Travel Alert.”
So be safe in your travels both home and abroad and of course there is no such thing as radical Islam tied to terrorism.
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests. This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016.
Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq. Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis. Extremists have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, and aviation services. In the past year, there have been multiple attacks in France, Nigeria, Denmark, Turkey, and Mali. ISIL/Da’esh has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt.
U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowed places. Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events. U.S. citizens should monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. Persons with specific safety concerns should contact local law enforcement authorities who are responsible for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country.