Tribunal Concealed Evidence al-Qaeda Killed Hariri

In focusing entirely on the alleged links between four Hezbollah activists and the 2005 bombing that killed Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the indictment issued by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon earlier this month has continued the practice of the U.N. investigation before it of refusing to acknowledge the much stronger evidence that an al-Qaeda cell … Continue reading “Tribunal Concealed Evidence al-Qaeda Killed Hariri”

US Escalates War Against al-Qaeda

Increasingly worried that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is taking advantage of the growing political chaos in Yemen, the administration of President Barack Obama has tasked the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to use drone missiles to strike at suspected AQAP militants. The move, which was reported in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, … Continue reading “US Escalates War Against al-Qaeda”

Slain Writer’s Book Says US-NATO War Served al-Qaeda Strategy

Al-Qaeda strategists have been assisting the Taliban fight against U.S.-NATO forces in Afghanistan because they believe that foreign occupation has been the biggest factor in generating Muslim support for uprisings against their governments, according to the just-published book by Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistani journalist whose body was found in a canal outside Islamabad last … Continue reading “Slain Writer’s Book Says US-NATO War Served al-Qaeda Strategy”

Thursday: 37 Iraqis Killed, 110 Wounded

Three bomb blasts rattled the northern city of Kirkuk just days after U.S. troops handed over a provincial base to their Iraqi counterparts and a day after the highest ranking al-Qaeda leader was captured in Samarra. At least 37 Iraqis were killed and 110 more were wounded in those attacks and others across the country.

Monday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 20 Wounded

At least five Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded in the latest violence. If the injured were taken to one of the country’s hospitals, they might have found a deadly lack of training and supplies. Meanwhile, the United States continues to hope that Iraq will soon ask for the continued presence of troops.

Bin Laden Is Dead, but What About His Ideas?

“Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth, lest the Lord see [it], and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.” This is one of the most beautiful passages in the Bible (Proverbs 24:17-18) and, indeed, in the Hebrew language. It is beautiful … Continue reading “Bin Laden Is Dead, but What About His Ideas?”

Sunday: 29 Iraqis Killed, 23 Wounded

The dramatic takeover of a Baghdad prison today left nearly three dozen dead or injured, including an al-Qaeda “emir” or “wali,” before an assault force was able to secure the facility. At least 29 Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded at the prison and in other violence across the country.

Thursday: 40 Iraqis Killed, 100 Wounded

Updated at 10:54 p.m. EDT, May 5, 2011 A significant blast targeting police just south of Baghdad left scores dead or wounded. At least 40 Iraqis were killed and 100 more were wounded in this and other attacks across the country. New developments concerning the Arab League summit meeting and the P.M.O.I. arose as well.

Let’s Call It ‘VO Day’ and Get Out

Although the Obama administration has said that the killing of Osama bin Laden is not a VE or VJ day—which brought a return to normal times after World War II ended—perhaps it should be. President Obama should declare that the Bush-era “war on terror” has finally been won. The main trunk of al Qaeda has … Continue reading “Let’s Call It ‘VO Day’ and Get Out”