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It looks like al Qaeda was increasingly worried about the possibility that anyone who could have contact with Western authorities might inadvertently lead Americna commandos or drones to terrorist hideouts. This letter from Osama bin Laden, published by the Army’s Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, highlihts the fear that he and other al Qaeda […]

In case there’s any doubt in your mind as to why worrying about advanced shoulder-launcehd surface to air missiles is legitimate, take a look at this letter penned by Osama bin Laden that urges al Qaeda to try to shoot down the plane of either President Barack Obama or then Afghan war boss retired Gen. […]

Bin Laden’s Death Warrant

by John Reed on April 26, 2012

Ok, not literally, but in case you haven’t yet seen the piece of paper shown above, its the April 29, 2011 memo by then CIA Director Leon Panetta authorizing the May 1, 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden at his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It reads: MEMO FOR THE RECORD Apr. 29, 2011, 10:35 […]

Missiles That Matter

by John Reed on April 13, 2012

Here’s our quick mention of the North Korean Rocket fail — that made everyone angry — yesterday. Yup, the big, what turned out to be an almost non-event that everyone’s been obsessing over and will now promptly forget. (But, wait, you know someone’s going to start raising whether the failiure of the long-ragen rocket aimed […]

Al Qaeda in the New Libya

by John Reed on October 28, 2011

Well, this sure is interesting. Hipster-ey magazine/website, Vice, is doing some firsthand reporting on ‘the new Libya’ that seems to confirm Western concerns about hard core Islamists and members of al Qaeda hijacking the movement to build a new Libya. Vice reporter Sherif Elhelwa, penned this article showing what may be the al Qaeda flag flying […]