Tag Archives: Terrorism

Why Aren’t We Pushing the Saudis

Even before Wikileaks, it was abundantly clear that Saudi Arabia is the largest financer of terrorism in the world. The US knows this, and Saudi knows we know. The continue to do to a half-assed job, doing enough to keep … Continue reading

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Four Lions: Terrorism and “the bunch of guys theory”

BoingBoing has an interview with Four Lions director Chris Morris that contains some excellent nuggets of real life terrorists being morons, serving thusly as inspiration for his comedy of (t)errors Four Lions. There are some brilliant episodes about asking for … Continue reading

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War without Boundaries

In the aftermath of the recent mail bombs sent from Yemen to the Unites States, the White House may finally have been pushed over the line to officially begin an unofficial war against Yemen. The Obama administration is debating a … Continue reading

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Education will not save us, Part 2

In December 2009, less than half a year ago, I wrote that education will not save us from terrorism. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “Christmas Bomber” thwarted as he tried to detonate a bomb as he flew from Nigeria to Detroit, … Continue reading

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Adam Gadahn Arrested! – or not

Breaking news, American born AQ member Adam Gadahn caught: KARACHI, Pakistan – The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday as video … Continue reading

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Does this remind you more of Munich or Oceans Eleven?

Front page of the Gulf News yesterday in Dubai. Mahmud al-Mabhuh, a senior Hamas military commander and a founder of the Al-Qassam Brigades, was assassinated in the luxurious Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai on 19 January (or 20th January, … Continue reading

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Satirizing Home Grown Terrorists

A brief clip from the film “The Four Lions,” which presents four bumbling would be home grown jihadists in the UK. Via Political Warfare

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Growing Insurgency in Russia

There has been yet another IED attack in Russia on the rail system. After Afghanistan and Iraq, Russia is one of the ‘hottest’ place for IED attacks and yet many go unreported in the mainstream news. Most target critical infrastructure … Continue reading

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Interagency Work

Via Bruce Schneier. Watch and wait for it.

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Yemen: Geography Matters!

Yemen is probably the most misunderstood international story in the Western mass media since… well, Uganda in September 2009. As was the case during the Uganda uprising, I believe the problem originates in the ignorance of regionalism in Yemen, or … Continue reading

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