#Breaking144 ‘ Islamic State suspect Kagirov arrested – Reports ‘

#AceBreakingNews – ST PETERSBURG:June.11: Russian security services have detained Ilyas Kagirov, who is suspected of being the head of a group recruiting students for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in St. Petersburg, NTV reported.

The group was working at the State Marine Technical University and had contacts in Syria, security sources say.

Several Russian citizens have recently been detained on the Turkish border.

They were allegedly heading to Syria to join IS.

ST. PETERSBURG, June 9 (RAPSI) – The Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested a Russian national who allegedly headed the St. Petersburg group of the international terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.

The suspect was arrested as part of a case opened under Part 2 of Criminal Code Article 205.5 (the creation of and participation in a terrorist group).

Eight suspects have been arrested in St. Petersburg since the summer of 2014, including two alleged leaders of local Hizb ut-Tahrir cells.

The FSB official said Hizb ut-Tahrir activity in St. Petersburg has been stopped as a result of a joint operation of the local FSB and Interior Ministry departments.

Hizb ut-Tahrir (the Party of Islamic Liberation), founded in Jerusalem in 1953, is banned in several Arab and Central Asian countries. Russia’s Supreme Court banned the group from operating on the territory of the country in 2003, describing it as a terrorist organization.

Hizb ut-Tahrir members are regularly arrested by the police across Russia, mainly in big cities in central Russia, the Volga region and Siberia. Also, there are many supporters in Crimea, which rejoined Russia last spring.

A criminal case over the creation of a Hizb ut-Tahrir cell in the St. Petersburg region was opened last May.

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CAIRO: ‘ Islamic State Claim responsibility for Karnak Temple Suicide Bomb Attack ‘

#AceNewsReport#Breaking Post Update:CAIRO:June.10: The Islamic State (ISIL) militant group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack at the Temple of Karnak in the historic Egyptian city of Luxor, CoptsToday news website reported.

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Islamic State Claim Responsibility for Karnak Attack ‘

The website cited a Twitter post believed to belong to Islamic State senior member Said Abu Obeida, who states the assault on the Karnak temple was organized by ISIL militants.

The temple is one of Egypt’s most famous historic sites and second in popularity only to the Giza pyramids. It attracts millions of tourists every year.

Egyptian police said earlier in the day that three suicide bombers attempted to fight their way past the checkpoint at the entrance to the ancient shrine after security officers attempted to screen them.

One of the attackers was shot dead and another wounded, while a third detonated a bomb killing himself and injuring four bystanders. Security forces are checking if the trio had other accomplices, Egyptian media said.

Jihadist militants have killed hundreds of security employees and servicemen in Egypt since the 2013 coup deposed the country’s President Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist organization.

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#BREAKING: ‘ US to send more troops to Iraq for expanded training mission’

#AceBreakingNews – Washington:June.10: More troops going to Iraq:

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JERUSALEM (AP) – An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic State’s battlefield momentum.

The decision, which could be announced as soon as Wednesday, would increase the n…

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LIBYA: ‘ Al-Qaeda Battling Islamic State after one of their leaders are Killed ‘

#AceNewsReport – LIBYA:Post Update:June.10: Al-Qaeda-linked militants are battling an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) affiliate in eastern Libya after one of their leaders was shot dead, AP reported.

Nasr Akr, an Al-Qaeda-inspired militant, was assassinated along with his aide in the eastern town of Darna. The Shura Council of Darna’s jihadists announced his killing on Wednesday, blaming it on Islamic State militants.

The killing sparked heavy fighting, leaving at least nine IS militants dead, according to witnesses. The so-called Islamic State seized control of Darna last year.

The IS group began as an Al-Qaeda affiliate, but later fell out with the jihadist network.

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White House: US won’t be ‘responsible’ for ‘security situation’ in Iraq

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON:June.09:The White House last Thursday, in no uncertain terms, put the onus on the Iraqis to fight and defeat the Islamic State — even as a new report warned foreign fighters are flocking to the battlefield at a historic and dangerous pace.

White House: US won’t be ‘responsible’ for ‘security situation’ in Iraq.

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REPORT: ‘ Over 320,000 people killed since beginning of Syrian Revolution – Monitor ‘

#AceNewsReport – Featured Update:June.09: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented death of 230618 persons since 18/03/2011, which witnessed the fall of the first martyr in Daraa, until 08 /06/2015.

The casualties are as follows: Civilians: 108086 civilians, including 11493 children and 7371 women.   Rebel and Islamic fighters: 38592   Defected soldiers and officers: 2524   Arab, European, Asian, American and Australian fighters from the ISIS, al-Nusra Front, Junoud al-Sham battalion, Jund Al-Aqsa battalion, Jund al-Sham Movement.

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LIBYA: ‘ Islamic State Seize Power-Plant in City of Sirte – Officials ‘

#AceBreakingNews – LIBYA:June.09: Islamic State militants have seized a power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte, Reuters reported.

IS announced the seizure in a message on social media, adding that “now the city of Sirte has been freed completely.” Forces loyal to the self-declared government that controls the Libyan capital Tripoli pulled out of Sirte after the attack on the plant began.

Three soldiers were killed, according to a military source.

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G7 SUMMIT: ‘ Cameron announces 125 extra military trainers to Iraq to fight Islamic State ‘

#AceBreakingNews – G7:June.07: The UK is to send an extra 125 military trainers to Iraq to help in the battle against Islamic State, the PM has said.David Cameron made the announcement at the G7 in Bavaria ahead of a meeting with the Iraqi prime minister on 8 June.

Mr Cameron told reporters that terror activity by IS was “the biggest threat” G7 leaders had to address.

Most of the extra personnel would be involved in training Iraqi soldiers to deal with explosive devices, he added.

G7 summit: 125 extra military trainers to be sent to Iraq The UK is to send an extra 125 military trainers to Iraq to help in the fight against Islamic State, PM David Cameron announces at the G7 summit.

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SYRIA: ‘ Lebanese Troops Kill 16-Al-Nursa Front Terrorists ‘

#AceNewsReport – SYRIA:June.06: Lebanese servicemen eliminated 16 militants of the al-Nusra Front terrorist group near the border with Syria, a source in Lebanon’s army said Saturday.

“Sixteen Jabhat al-Nusra militants were killed. The artillery of Lebanese army straddled the [al-Nusra] detachment, which tried to break into the al-Uyun gorge in the south-east of Arsal town [near Syrian border],” the source told RIA Novosti.

Arsal was the epicenter of fierce clashes between the Lebanese forces and the Islamic State and the Nusra Front rebel groups in August 2014. The extremists captured some 30 Lebanese servicemen, of whom they have since released eight and executed four.

 After the Lebanese army liberated the town, the terrorists fled to the mountains, organizing rear bases there. They occasionally attack Lebanese villages and the army checkpoints from remote mountainous areas.

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AUSTRALIA: ‘ Islamic State has gained Potential to Build Chemical Weapons – Reports ‘

#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:AUSTRALIA:June.06: Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has voiced concerns over an alleged possibility of the Islamic State group to build chemical weapons.

There have been several reports of ISIS using toxic chlorine gas in homemade bombs in Iraq and Syria.

“The use of chlorine by Daesh [an Arabic term for ISIS], and its recruitment of highly technically trained professionals, including from the west, have revealed far more serious efforts in chemical weapons development,” Bishop said late on Friday in Perth.

“Daesh is likely to have amongst its tens of thousands of recruits the technical expertise necessary to further refine precursor materials and build chemical weapons,” she said.

Chlorine gas is a strong oxidizer, which may react with flammable materials. The toxic gas, which was first used as a weapon during WWI by Germany, is on the banned list of chemicals under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention.

Kurdish officials said its peshmerga fighters, busy reinforcing their positions on a highway between Mosul and the Syrian border, came under attack from an IS suicide bomber driving a truck filled with toxic chlorine gas late January. Authorities say their forces destroyed the truck with a rocket before it had a chance to detonate near soldiers.

Shortly after the attack, the Kurdish fighters began to complain of “nausea, vomiting, dizziness and weakness” – all common symptoms of chlorine poisoning. Soon they found “20 empty canisters” in the back of the attacker’s vehicle.

The Kurds, who have been battling against Islamic State militants since last year, sent the remains of the suicide bomber to a laboratory, which said “the samples contained levels of chlorine that suggested the substance was used in weaponized form.”

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the chemical weapons watchdog, conducted a fact-finding mission in neighboring Syria last year, where ISIS has been fighting against the Bashar Assad government.

According to the OPCW probe, chlorine was used “systematically and repeatedly” in Syria in 2014.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the chemical weapons watchdog, conducted a fact-finding mission in neighboring Syria last year, where ISIS has been fighting against the Bashar Assad government. According to the OPCW probe, chlorine was used “systematically and repeatedly” in Syria in 2014.

The report stated that chlorine was used in attacks on the villages of Talmanes, Al Tamanah and Kafr Zeta, all located in northern Syria.OPCW said that “the descriptions, physical properties, behaviour of the gas, and signs and symptoms resulting from exposure, as well as the response of patients to the treatment leads” lead it conclude with a high degree of confidence that “chlorine, either pure or in mixture, is the toxic chemical in question.”

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#BREAKING: ‘ Islamic State militants blow up large prison in Palmyra – Reports ‘

#AceBreakingNews – SYRIA(Palmyra)May.30: ISIS militants blew up a large prison complex in the Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, said a group monitoring the war.

At the time of the attack the prison was empty, said Rami Abdulrahman from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as quoted by Reuters. The detonated complex was not located among the city’s ancient ruins.

The Islamic State seized the city from government forces earlier in May.

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MOSUL: ‘ TEN IRAQI DOCTORS EXECUTED BY ISLAMIC STATE AFTER REFUSAL TO TREAT THEIR WOUNDED ‘

#AceNewsReport – Featured Update:IRAQ:April.10: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISI) militants executed ten doctors in Iraq after they refused to treat wounded members of the terrorist group.

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‘ 10 Iraqi Doctors Executed ‘

The doctors were shot dead in Mosul which is the stronghold of the terrorist organization in Iraq.

The ISIS militants were reportedly injured during gung battle with local groups in the Hammam al-Alil area forcing the group to evacuate all the major hospitals in the city and allocated them to treat its own elements.

“The ISIS organization executed 10 doctors in Mosul because of their unwillingness to treat its elements injured as a result of the military operations and air strikes by the international coalition,” a local official told Iraqi News newspaper.

The official further added “the 10 doctors were executed in the south of the city 3 days ago, before delivering their bodies to the Forensic Medicine Department.”

A photograph also emerged online on Friday showing the execution of the doctors in the battle-ravaged area 15 miles south of the extremists’ northern Iraqi stronghold Mosul. 

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BEIRUT: ‘ UNDERSTANDING WAHHABISM IS KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceNewsReport – Featured Post:BEIRUT:April.09:  The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia’s ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, “Don’t the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?”

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

It appears — even now — that Saudi Arabia’s ruling elite is divided. Some applaud that ISIS is fighting Iranian Shiite “fire” with Sunni “fire”; that a new Sunni state is taking shape at the very heart of what they regard as a historical Sunni patrimony; and they are drawn by Da’ish’s strict Salafist ideology.

Other Saudis are more fearful, and recall the history of the revolt against Abd-al Aziz by the Wahhabist Ikhwan (Disclaimer: this Ikhwan has nothing to do with the Muslim Brotherhood Ikhwan — please note, all further references hereafter are to the Wahhabist Ikhwan, and not to the Muslim Brotherhood Ikhwan), but which nearly imploded Wahhabism and the al-Saud in the late 1920s.

Many Saudis are deeply disturbed by the radical doctrines of Da’ish (ISIS) — and are beginning to question some aspects of Saudi Arabia’s direction and discourse.

THE SAUDI DUALITY

Saudi Arabia’s internal discord and tensions over ISIS can only be understood by grasping the inherent (and persisting) duality that lies at the core of the Kingdom’s doctrinal makeup and its historical origins.

One dominant strand to the Saudi identity pertains directly to Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab (the founder of Wahhabism), and the use to which his radical, exclusionist puritanism was put by Ibn Saud. (The latter was then no more than a minor leader — amongst many — of continually sparring and raiding Bedouin tribes in the baking and desperately poor deserts of the Nejd.)

The second strand to this perplexing duality, relates precisely to King Abd-al Aziz’s subsequent shift towards statehood in the 1920s: his curbing of Ikhwani violence (in order to have diplomatic standing as a nation-state with Britain and America); his institutionalization of the original Wahhabist impulse — and the subsequent seizing of the opportunely surging petrodollar spigot in the 1970s, to channel the volatile Ikhwani current away from home towards export — by diffusing a cultural revolution, rather than violent revolution throughout the Muslim world.

But this “cultural revolution” was no docile reformism. It was a revolution based on Abd al-Wahhab’s Jacobin-like hatred for the putrescence and deviationism that he perceived all about him — hence his call to purge Islam of all its heresies and idolatries.

MUSLIM IMPOSTORS:

The American author and journalist, Steven Coll, has written how this austere and censorious disciple of the 14th century scholar Ibn Taymiyyah, Abd al-Wahhab, despised “the decorous, arty, tobacco smoking, hashish imbibing, drum pounding Egyptian and Ottoman nobility who travelled across Arabia to pray at Mecca.”

In Abd al-Wahhab’s view, these were not Muslims; they were imposters masquerading as Muslims. Nor, indeed, did he find the behavior of local Bedouin Arabs much better. They aggravated Abd al-Wahhab by their honoring of saints, by their erecting of tombstones, and their “superstition” (e.g. revering graves or places that were deemed particularly imbued with the divine).

All this behavior, Abd al-Wahhab denounced as bida — forbidden by God.

Like Taymiyyah before him, Abd al-Wahhab believed that the period of the Prophet Muhammad’s stay in Medina was the ideal of Muslim society (the “best of times”), to which all Muslims should aspire to emulate (this, essentially, is Salafism).

Taymiyyah had declared war on Shi’ism, Sufism and Greek philosophy. He spoke out, too against visiting the grave of the prophet and the celebration of his birthday, declaring that all such behavior represented mere imitation of the Christian worship of Jesus as God (i.e. idolatry). Abd al-Wahhab assimilated all this earlier teaching, stating that “any doubt or hesitation” on the part of a believer in respect to his or her acknowledging this particular interpretation of Islam should “deprive a man of immunity of his property and his life.”

One of the main tenets of Abd al-Wahhab’s doctrine has become the key idea oftakfir. Under the takfiri doctrine, Abd al-Wahhab and his followers could deem fellow Muslims infidels should they engage in activities that in any way could be said to encroach on the sovereignty of the absolute Authority (that is, the King). Abd al-Wahhab denounced all Muslims who honored the dead, saints, or angels. He held that such sentiments detracted from the complete subservience one must feel towards God, and only God. Wahhabi Islam thus bans any prayer to saints and dead loved ones, pilgrimages to tombs and special mosques, religious festivals celebrating saints, the honoring of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, and even prohibits the use of gravestones when burying the dead.

“Those who would not conform to this view should be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated, he wrote. “

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AMERICA: ‘ US FUNDING ISLAMIC STATE TERROR ON PAKISTANI SOIL ‘

#AceNewsRoom – Feb.20: My second featured writers post today and another well written and researched. Well worth a read more research is presently being carried out and a follow up joint post will follow ……. Ian   

Last month, Pakistan shared crucial information with top US officials, including Mr. John Kerry on the matter of international funding for ISIS, Pakistan group on what is actually my home soil. The Washington financing of terrorism is nothing new, but these startling revelations come at point in time, when Obama and most of the first world are actually contemplating a full-scale global war against Islam.

Among the details shared with US include the mandate of a Pakistani-Syrian, Yousaf al Salafi, an IS operative and highly dangerous suspect.  Al- Salafi is alleged to have been arrested last year in Lahore, Pakistan, but this information was kept confidential throughout this time. And during the investigations, “Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria.” 

Al Salafi also allegedly confessed to recruiting jihadists for the Syrian jihad and has received about $600 per person. It wad further revealed that he had operated inside Pakistan with the help of a local accomplice, who was reportedly the Imam of a mosque. It also emerged that Al Salafi entered Pakistan through Turkey five months ago. Earlier, it was reported that he crossed into Turkey from Syria and was caught there. However, he managed to escape from Turkey and reached Pakistan to establish IS in the region.

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LEAKED EVIDENCE: SHOWS MCCAIN CONSPIRACY TO CREATE AN ISLAMIC STATE MIDDLE EAST ‘

#AceNewsServices – Featured Post: Feb.05: This is a great and well written post by Ben Barrack about:

LEAKED EVIDENCE Shows Senator McCain Involved In Major Islamic Conspiracy To Transform Middle East Into Islamic State

Recently revealed conversations between the Pentagon and the Gadhafi regime in 2011 show that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was serving the Muslim Brotherhood by pushing a false narrative to justify the removal of Muammar Gadhafi, as Shoebat.com has reported. With the help of corroborating evidence, we’re closer to proving that Republican Senator John McCain was likely just as invested in facilitating the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya as Hillary was. Before getting to the evidence that implicates McCain, let’s work backward from the Benghazi attacks.

McCain shares laugh with Hillary, Elizabeth Warren and John Kerry in undated photo.

Any discussion about what happened in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks usually includes the topic of weapons shipments to Syrian rebels via Turkey. According to a book written by a former Navy SEAL and Green Beret, the man who would eventually become CIA Directoroversaw that operation from the White House:

(Deputy National Security Advisor) John Brennan also ran a highly compartmentalized program out of the White House in regard to weapons transfers, and Stevens would not have been trusted with that type of information. Stevens likely helped consolidate as many weapons as possible after the war to safeguard them, at which point Brennan exported them overseas to start another conflict.

According to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) report completed last August and then released the Friday before Thanksgiving, the mission in Benghazi didn’t involve physically collecting and shipping weapons to Syria but the CIA clearly knew who was. As Shoebat.com reported, this amounted to a distinction without a difference:

…From the Annex in Benghazi, the CIA was collecting intelligence about foreign entities that were themselves collecting weapons in Libya and facilitating their passage to Syria. The Benghazi Annex was not itself collecting weapons.

One thing that can be certain is that after the removal of Muammar Gadhafi in 2011, weapons in Libya were being rounded up and shipped to Syria’s rebels. These logistics constitute transitioning from the end of one operation – regime change in Libya – and the beginning of another – regime change in Syria.

McCain walks the streets of Benghazi with Ambassador Christopher Stevens on April 22, 2011.

Thanks to an explosive three-part series published by the Washington Times, replete with substantiated audio recordings, readers get to see how the weapons got into Libya in the first place and who supported it.

The third instalment serves as a stand-alone piece in this regard and even references a lengthy document / manifest of weapons being shipped into Libya:

Libyan officials were deeply concerned in 2011, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was trying to remove Moammar Gadhafi from power, that weapons were being funneled to NATO-backed rebels with ties to al Qaeda, fearing that well-armed insurgents could create a safe haven for terrorists, according to secret intelligence reports obtained by The Washington Times.

The reports included a 16-page list of weapons that Libyans supposedly tracked to the rebels from Western sources or their allies in the region. The memos were corroborated by a U.S. intelligence asset familiar with the documents as well as former top Gadhafi regime official Mohammed Ismael.

“NATO has given permission to a number of weapons-loaded aircraft to land at Benghazi airport and some Tunisian airports,” the intelligence report said, identifying masses of weapons including tanks and surface-to-air missiles.

A major player when it came to the weapons shipments into Libya in 2011 has been revealed as a major supporter of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood terrorists. Once again, we see that regime change in Libya in 2011 served the Muslim Brotherhood agenda:

In a separate conversation with Dennis J. Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat serving in the House, Gadhafi’s eldest son, Seif, told the congressman that Libyan intelligence had observed Qatar, a major U.S. ally in the region, facilitating weapons shipments. Qatar has steadfastly and repeatedly denied arming the rebels.

“The Qataris have spent more than $100 million on this, and they have an agreement with the rebels that the moment you rule Libya you pay us back,” Seif Gadhafi told Mr. Kucinich in a conversation recorded in May 2011.

Here is an excerpt of a phone conversation between Rep. Kucinich and Seif Gadhafi in 2011, via theWashington Times:

Rep. Kucinich shaking hands with Chairman of Dar al-Hijrah mosque Bassam Estwani in 2003.

Such a stance by Kucinich – who resisted calls for regime change in Libya – was both welcome and rare. In 2003, he rubbed elbows with Bassam Estwani, chairman of the notorious hornets’ nest for Muslim Brotherhood-inspired terrorism, the Dar al-Hijrah mosque, as Shoebat.com reported. Estwani sits on the Board of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), which seeks the removal of Bashar al-Assad. The Executive Director of SETF is a man named Mouaz Moustafa, who previously served in the same capacity on the Libyan Emergency Task Force (LETF), as Shoebat.com also reported.

Moustafa and McCain are quite familiar with one another, as are Estwani and Moustafa.

SETF Executive Director Mouaz Moustafa (far left) and Estwani (far right) in Cairo.

Perhaps the most explosive paragraph in the article involves a Libyan intelligence report showing Qatar sending “…tanks, missiles, truck and military advisers to the rebels”. When coupled with where McCain was and what he was promoting at the time, we see a Senator whose behaviours and words reflected almost exactly, an agenda shared by Hillary Clinton (note the dates in bold):

“On 15th of March the ship loaded with arm[s] arrived to the seaport of Tobruk. On 4th April 2011 two Qatari aircraft laden with a number of tanks, [ground-attack] missiles and heavy trucks was arranged. On 11th April 2011 a number of boats departed Benghazi for Misrata, the shipment comprised assistance including SAM-7 [anti-aircraft] missiles. On22nd April 2011, 800 rifles were sent from Benghazi to Misrata,” the report said.

That year, the annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF) – an event co-sponsored by the nation of Qatar and the Brookings Institute – was held in the U.S. for the first time, from April 12-14. Prior to that, it had been held in Doha, Qatar. McCain attended the 2011 edition and was part of a panel. In this bizarre excerpt, McCain referred to the Arab Spring as a “seismic event” he was thrilled to be a part of and said he hoped it would spread to Russia and China:

Keep in mind the aforementioned paragraph from the Times article. Note that on April 22, 2011, hundreds of rifles were “sent from Benghazi to Misrata,” according to the report. Something else happened on that day. McCain was in Benghazi – with U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and told an Al-Jazeera reporter that the Libyan (Muslim Brotherhood) rebels were his “heroes” on the same day they were receiving weapons:

Little more than one year later and just 90 days before the Benghazi attacks, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) sent a letter to the Inspector’s General office of the State Department. In that letter, Bachmann raised legitimate concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood connections of very close Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin. It was John McCain who further implicated himself in the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood by defending Abedin and denouncing Bachmann, as Shoebat.com has reported.

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JAPAN: ‘ ISLAMIC STATE RELEASE VIDEO WITH THREAT TO KILL SECOND HOSTAGE IN NEXT 24 HOURS ‘

#AceWorldNews – JAPAN:Jan.27: The Islamic State has released a video with a threat to kill a second Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot in the next 24 hours if the Japanese authorities fail to persuade Jordan to release failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi from prison RT, Twitter and Youtube reported.

The video uploaded on the web by the jihadist group is comprised of an audio message by Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto, and a picture of Goto, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, holding a portrait of a Jordanian military pilot, Muadh al-Kasasbeh.

“I’ve been told this is my last message,” Goto said as he began his address, adding that his life now depends on the government of Jordan, which is “delaying the handover of Sajida.”

Screenshot from youtube.com video

Screenshot from youtube.com video

The hostage urges the Japanese authorities to put political pressure on Jordan to accelerate the release of the female terrorist.

“Her for me. A straight exchange. Any more delays for the Jordanian government will mean they’re responsible for the death of the pilot, which will then be followed by mine,” he said in the video.

Following the video’s release, Japan said it would renew its request for Jordan to help it secure Goto’s immediate release by Islamic State.

“The Japanese government in this extremely severe situation has asked for collaboration from the Jordanian government to help secure the release of Kenji Goto swiftly. There’s no change to this stance,” Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, was cited as saying by Reuters. 

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GERMANY: ‘ GERMAN CITIZEN ARRESTED FOR LINKS WITH ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceWorldNews – GERMANY:Jan.11: A German citizen, who is suspected of ties with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) extremists, was arrested on Saturday, German federal prosecutors said in a statement.

He returned from Syria some months ago, where he spent almost a year. He will go before a judge on Sunday.

At least 550 German citizens have joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria, officials say.

RT News Reported.

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‘ EMIR OF AL HESBAH & HEAD OF ISLAMIC STATES POLICE FORCE FOUND BEHEADED SYRIAN MONITOR ‘

#AceWorldNews – SYRIA:Jan.06: A main figure head in the Islamic State’s self-declared police force, which has carried out beheadings, was himself found decapitated, according to the monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Reuters reports.

The man was an Egyptian national and was known as the deputy ‘emir’ of the Al-Hesbah force in Syria.

His body showed signs that he had been tortured, while it is unknown whether he was killed by the Islamic State, or by the local population.

“Either way it is important, because he was a very important man,” said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Observatory. He added that he believed it was the first time that an Al-Hesbah member had been killed in this way.

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IRAQ: ‘ SUICIDE BLAST TARGETING SECURITY FORCES & CLASHES WITH ISLAMIC STATE KILLS 23 TROOPS ‘

#AceWorldNews – BAGHDAD:Jan.06: A suicide blast targeting Iraqi security forces and subsequent clashes with Islamic State extremists on Tuesday killed at least 23 troops and pro-government Sunni fighters in the country’s embattled western province of Anbar, officials said.

In reporting the Associated Press said that the day’s heavy toll for the Iraqi forces came as they struggle in battles against the Islamic State group and try to claw back territory lost to the extremists during the militants’ blitz last year.

Iraq’s prime minister vowed on Tuesday to dislodge IS militants from all areas under their control.

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VIDEO: ‘ ISIS HOSTAGE JOHN CANTLIE REPORTS FROM STREETS OF MOSUL ‘

#AceNewsServices – Featured Post:MOSUL:Jan.05: The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group has released an eighth video of captured British journalist John Cantlie, this time reporting from the streets of Mosul in Iraq.

In the eight-minute video, uploaded to the internet on January 3rd, Cantlie claims “life in Mosul is business as usual”, despite media reports of power outages, food and medical shortages, and oppression by ISIS authorities.

As in his previous video, in which he claimed to be reporting from inside the contested city of Kobane along the Turkish border with Syria, Cantlie appears in regular civilian clothes in place of the orange jumpsuit he wore in previous videos.

At times, he is even seen behind the wheel of a car and riding a police motorbike – although it is unclear whether he is actually doing so or simply taking part in a staged simulation. In one scene he even drives up to the camera in a police car, and claims that ISIS’s police force has succeeded in stopping crime altogether, contrasting them with the Iraqi government police.

Prior to ISIS’s arrival, “all the police in Mosul really learned is how to drop their weapons and run,” he says.

Both Cantlie’s relaxed and generally healthy appearance, as well as the content of the heavily-staged, documentary-style report, are a change of track in ISIS’s use and portrayal of its western hostages. The latest video is a clear attempt by ISIS to counter media reports of an oppressive, brutal regime struggling to maintain basic services, and project instead an image of a fully-functioning state.

“The media likes to paint a picture of life in the Islamic State as depressed, people walking around as subjugated citizens in chains and beaten down by strict totalitarian rules,” he says. “But really apart from the rather chilly, very sunny December weather, life here in Mosul is business as usual.”

He compares the supposedly stable rule of ISIS to the “oppression of Saddam” and “descent of chaos” following the 2003 US-led invasion.

During his “report” Cantlie visits a number of locations, including a busy local souk and a hospital, claiming to show how ISIS is withstanding the aerial assault against it.

“The Islamic State is prevailing, they can take it,” he says at one point.

In one bizarre, and somewhat cruel clip the camera pans up to show a coalition aircraft flying ahead, at which point Cantlie can be heard shouting, “Down here! Over here…! Try to rescue me again! Do something! Useless, absolutely useless!”

That scene may be as much a dig at two recent failed attempts by US-led forces to rescue a Jordanian air force pilot held by ISIS, as the fact that the jihadi group has been holding Cantlie himself for over two years.

ISIS has executed five western hostages in total since August last year: aid workers Alan Henning, David Haines and Peter Kassig, as well as American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. All of them were beheaded on camera in gruesome videos published online.

But while Cantlie has previously appealed for help, warning the terrorists would kill him next, the fact that the string of successive executions did nothing to halt anti-ISIS operations appears to have caused ISIS to rethink its propaganda strategy.

Commenting on the November execution of Peter Kassig, Professor Peter Neumann of King’s College Centre for Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence suggested that the fact that ISIS is running out of western hostages to kill was also significant..

“I don’t think they have decided yet what to do with Cantlie, he must be still quite useful for them.”

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