WAR ON AFGHANISTAN; Karzai Accuses US & Taliban Of Working Together To Coordinate Bombings During Chuck Hagel’s Visit
“Are the US government and the Afghan Taliban working together? Afghan President Hamid Karzai seems to think so after a couple of bombings in Kabul yesterday. He said they were carried out by the Taliban in coordination with the American government. The United States is supposed to withdraw most troops by the end of next year, and Karzai suggested the US is using terror attacks to preview how things will turn, once they leave.” – FOX News Radio
I just happened to catch this report by FOX News Radio, only once, and after searching YouTube for more details I realized just how poorly reported this very important story is. See audio file below of the FOX News Radio report which I saved. The only YouTube video with any details follows this. I’ve also included another video from last December when Karzai accused the US, NATO, and “Private Security Firms” of destabilizing the country, saying, “there is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional.”
2013.3.10 Are The US Government & Afghan Taliban Working Together? (FOX News Radio):
2013.3.10 Afghan Accusations; Karzai Says US & Taliban Are Cooperating To Worsen Security Situation (JewishNewsOne, youtube.com):
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the Taliban and the US of working together to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if foreign troops leave the country. Karzai said that two deadly suicide bombings over the weekend demonstrated that the insurgent group is conducting attacks at the service of America. He said both Washington and the Taliban want US forces to stay beyond the end of 2014, when most U.S.-led forces are scheduled to leave Afghanistan.
Hold on, so the Taliban want the US forces, that they are supposedly fighting, to stay past 2014? Very interesting. This also goes along with older videos I’ve seen of Afghans claiming that Bush was arming the Taliban in the mountains.
2012.12.6 Hamid Karzai; US, NATO Behind Afghan ‘Insecurity’ (NBC, youtube.com):
Afghan President Hamid Karzai had some harsh words for the United States and NATO during a Thursday interview with NBC News.
Karzai accused the U.S. of violating its strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, and he indicated that “part of the insecurity [in Afghanistan] is definitely coming to us from terrorism and the attacks of the Taliban.” He continued with a criticism of the U.S., adding, “part of the insecurity is coming to us from the structures that NATO and America created in Afghanistan.”
The Afghan leader singled out “the private security firms” and “the contractors that they promoted at the cost of the Afghan people.”
Karzai also partly blamed the insecurity in Afghanistan on “the way they [the U.S., NATO] behaved with the Afghan people and the anger that that has caused in the Afghan people and the resulting insecurity.” He added, “there is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional.”
The U.S. actions that stirred anger to which he was likely referring include an incident in which Marines were shown in a video urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters. After the video came to light, Karzai called the actions of those involved “inhuman.” Two Marines were criminally charged for their actions. In another incident, U.S. soldiers were implicated in the burning of copies of the Koran.
Karzai also leveled criticism at the U.S. in November, when he accused U.S. forces of violating a detainee transfer pact signed between the two countries.
New violence struck Afghanistan on Thursday when the country’s intelligence chief, Asadullah Khalid, was wounded by a suicide bombing. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
NBC points out, per the U.N., that “in the first six months of 2012 alone, more than 3,000 civilians were killed or injured” in Afghanistan.
Law enforcement sources say Adam Lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer.
Sources say Lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011.
Breivik killed eight with a bombing in downtown Oslo. He then moved to a nearby island where hunted down and fatally shot 69 people, mostly teenagers attending a summer camp.
Two officials who have been briefed on the Newtown, Conn., investigation say Lanza wanted to top Breivik’s death toll and targeted nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School because it was the “easiest target” with the “largest cluster of people.”
After 15 years in solitary confinement, the man convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is reportedly suing for more human contact.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Ramzi Yousef wants to convince a federal judge to live out the rest of his life sentence in a more open prison environment. The judge is expected to rule in the near future whether the
Yousef, now 44, was sentenced to life plus 240 years for his role in the truck bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000 at the World Trade Center in February 1993. He is being held at a maximum security prison called “Supermax” in the Colorado Rockies.
The lawsuit argues Yousef is being kept isolated for 24 hours a day because of his conviction – something he cannot change.
“I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day,” he wrote the warden, according to government records obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
BROWNSVILLE — Investigators say they believe a Brownsville family was intentionally targeted when a bomb exploded inside their home Friday morning, sending three to the hospital.
The morning blast at a home on Resaca Vista Drive critically injured a 5-year-old girl and her parents, and left the neighborhood on the city’s north side nervous.
However, police say they have not been able to determine why the bomb was left at the home.
Police Chief Orlando C. Rodriguez said family members who were not injured were not giving authorities many details Friday.
“They are not providing us with any information that is of any use … Is it because they don’t want to talk or they don’t know? That is what we are trying to determine,” Rodriguez said.
At the time of the blast, four or five people were in the house, including those injured, police spokesman J.J. Treviño said. “It doesn’t seem like it was a random act,” Treviño said.
Authorities declined to say whether the bombing was cartel related. “The person or persons who had these devices delivered or delivered them knew what they were doing,” Rodriguez said. “These were not simple devices. Somebody knew what they were doing.
On Saturday, former newspaper editor and columnist Eugene Patterson died at the age of 89 due to complications from prostate cancer, said a family spokesperson. Patterson’s involvement in the civil rights movement opened the eyes of many southern whites to the importance of equality for all. On Jan. 13, NY Times posted the details on the moving piece Patterson wrote that shook the nation. The following text is an excerpt from the piece,
‘‘A Negro mother wept in the street Sunday morning in front of a Baptist Church in Birmingham,’’ Patterson began the column. ‘‘In her hand she held a shoe, one shoe, from the foot of her dead child. We hold that shoe with her.
‘‘Every one of us in the white South holds that small shoe in his hand. … We who go on electing politicians who heat the kettles of hate. … (The bomber) feels right now that he has been a hero. He is only guilty of murder. He thinks he has pleased us. We of the white South who know better are the ones who must take a harsher judgment.’’
Patterson wrote this touching piece after seeing the aftermath of a church bombing that killed four black girls. After being asked by an emotional Walter Cronkite, Patterson read his touching piece, “A Flower for the Graves,” during a live interview on CBS News.
Just another “coincidence” I guess? Or maybe more evidence of a planned attack involving money power and conspiracy? STAY TUNED!
A school student has been arrested on charges that he was plotting a mass shooting and bombing at his school, Tim Hudson at the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise reports.
Sammie Eaglebear Chavez was taken into custody early Friday morning after learning about the alleged plot Thursday, the AP reports.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed Friday, cited by Laura Summers at the Tulsa World, the assistant principal of Bartlesville High School alerted the local police department.
A student reportedly told authorities that Chavez “tried to recruit other students to assist him with carrying out a plan to lure students into the school auditorium where he planned to begin shooting them after chaining the doors shut,” according to the affidavit.
He had planned to “place bombs by the doors so when the police arrived he would detonate the bombs, killing the police as they entered the building”, according to police.
Officers found that Chavez told a teacher he had bought a Colt .45 gun, looked up information on a .22 caliber rifle, and was attempting to get a map of the high school, according to the affidavit.
This news comes right after the horrific shooting at a Newtown, CT elementary school that took the lives of 28 people, including many children.
Flashlight bombs puzzle Phoenix authorities
PHOENIX (AP) — Flick the switch on these flashlights and they don’t light up. They blow up.
Three of these bombs have exploded within the last month in the Phoenix area, causing minor injuries to five people and raising fears of more serious ones.
Police still have no idea who is behind them and have taken the unusual step of putting up 22 billboards across the sprawling metro area to warn residents about discarded flashlights.
“The nature of the bombings are so random,” said Tom Mangan, a special agent at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Phoenix.
Mangan said the agency has ruled out any connection to terrorism because the targets have been random and there have been no messages or demands.
The ATF said the bombs appear to have been made by the same person or people because their design was identical.
An explosive was placed inside the flashlights with a smaller battery and rigged so that turning it on would send an electrical current that triggered the blast, Mangan said. He declined to identify the explosive material.
The first bomb was spotted by a passerby on May 13 in a suburb just west of Phoenix. It was sitting behind a palm tree in a strip mall and blew up when it was clicked on.
The next day, about 10 miles away, a landscaper found a flashlight in an irrigation ditch. It, too, exploded when he flicked the switch, authorities said.
The third bomb exploded on May 24 at a Salvation Army distribution center near downtown Phoenix and about 11 miles from the first one.
An employee detonated the device while sorting through donations, forcing 120 people in the store to evacuate. Jon Bierd, production manager at the facility, said the worker suffered a small abrasion to his forehead.
The Salvation Army stopped accepting donations of flashlights. Since the explosion, employees have not seen any flashlights matching the yellow one seen on the billboards.
“If we have a flashlight that’s heavy or is not empty, then I’d call the Phoenix Police Department. No matter where it is, we do not touch it,” said Bierd, who is setting aside any flashlight that is donated.
In addition to the billboards, police are offering a $10,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest or conviction.
Police have received dozens of calls reporting possible flashlight bombs that either turned out to be false alarms or hoaxes, including one from a Goodwill store.
Meanwhile, the bombings have stopped, though it is unclear whether there are more flashlights out there.
The attention may have scared them off or they may gain confidence and strike again as the investigation stretches on without an arrest, criminal profiler Gregg McCrary said.
Details of the case lead the former FBI agent to think the culprit is either a man or two men, with one of them being a dominant leader and the other a follower.
As for motive, whoever is responsible may be bombing at random for various reasons, said McCrary, who teaches at Marymount University in Virginia.
“Typically these things are about wanting to feel superior and smarter than other people,” he said, adding that they also might revel in the news coverage.
“There’ll be a vicarious thrill or excitement watching news coverage, and it’s kind of like: `Look what I’ve done.’ It’s a sense of empowerment that `I made all this happen,’” he said.
Mangan said the remnants of the bombs are at a laboratory and being studied for fingerprints and other DNA evidence. The ATF said it will try to trace the materials used in the bombs to see where they were bought.
Mangan said his agency and others are concerned that the bombings will resume, possibly in a different container. They’re also worried that the injuries won’t be so minor next time.
“Anytime any individual uses a bomb, their purpose is to create fear in the community and also to inflict serious injury or death,” he said.
June 10, 2012 – RT has warned of a possible plot being fomented by Syrian rebels inside NATO member Turkey. The plot involves Syrian rebels deploying chemical weapons obtained in Libya against Syrian civilians, then blaming the Syrian government for the mass casualty event. This of course would provide the West the “casus belli” it has been searching for to circumvent the UN Security Council and implement its long-planned campaign of regime change.
Libya’s arsenal had fallen into the hands of sectarian extremists with NATO assistance last year in the culmination of efforts to overthrow the government there. Since then, Libya’s militants led by commanders of Al Qaeda’s Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) have armed sectarian extremists across the Arab World, from as far West as Mali, to as far East as Syria.
Libyan LIFG commander Abdul Hakim Belhaj, according to the London Telegraph, had in fact traveled to the Turkish-Syrian border to consort with the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), pledging weapons, cash, and even fighters. Since then, at least one ship flush with Libyan weaponry bound for Syrian militants has been interdicted by Lebanon, while the Western press, including the Sydney Morning Herald, has reported on a massive influx of foreign fighters and arms. In addition to Libyan weapons, the Washington Post has also confirmed the US and Gulf States have been arranging the delivery of weapons to Syrian militants.
Additionally, as a result of NATO’s intervention in Libya, the scattered military’s extensive arsenal of anti-aircraft missiles has also fallen into the hands of Libyan militants, to then be proliferated throughout LIFG’s network of affiliates – all of which are sectarian extremists, many with direct ties to Al Qaeda. The Washington Post in their article, “Libyan missiles on the loose,” reported:
“Two former CIA counterterrorism officers told me last week that technicians recently refurbished 800 of these man-portable air-defense systems (known as MANPADS) — some for an African jihadist group called Boko Haram that is often seen as an ally of al-Qaeda — for possible use against commercial jets flying into Niger, Chad and perhaps Nigeria.”
Clearly, NATO’s proxies in Libya have become a regional arsenal for similar sectarian extremists – all demonstratively working in concert with Western designs to overthrow both nationalist governments in North Africa, and installing client regions throughout the Middle East to then array against Iran and by extension, Russia’s sphere of influence throughout the region. If Libya possessed deployable chemical weapons, it seems very likely that they would find their way to LIFG’s affiliates and their foreign legionaries along with the rest of their exported terror.
The Motivation and Intent
There is certainly room for plausible concern regarding all types of Libyan weapons falling into the hands of the Free Syrian Army. They have been publicly pledged by LIFG commander Belhaj, and they have been interdicted en-route by neighboring Lebanon. Does evidence also suggest that indiscriminate mass-casualty attacks could be carried out by the FSA and then blamed on the Syrian government, should they be “gifted” with Libya’s chemical weapons?
In Reuters’ April 2012 article, “Outgunned Syria rebels make shift to bombs,” it is admitted that Syrian rebels have openly begun carrying out a terrorist bombing campaign, including operating large bomb-making facilities, not unlike the one in Hama which exploded during a mishap, killing over 70 people, and leveling a city block. Very tellingly, the opposition, fully responsible for the catastrophic loss of life, immediately blamed it on the Syrian government, claiming the wide scale destruction was caused by a Scud missile attack.
The FSA bombing campaign itself has also killed and maimed hundreds of Syrians, mostly civilians – and astonishingly despite openly admitting to producing and deploying bombs, rebels have then denied responsibility for the subsequent explosions and inevitable civilian death tolls, blaming it instead on the Syrian government.
RT’s report also made the point of reminding readers of a recent attempt by rebels to have a UK Channel 4 news team killed by government troops for propaganda purposes, while German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) has come forward with evidence (Google English translation here) implicating rebels as having staged the now infamous “Houla Massacre,” themselves – again for propaganda purposes.
For an opposition so transparently dishonest, and already caught attempting to frame the government for mass-casualty events and atrocities of their own doing, we see what is very clearly a militant movement capable of also deploying weapons of mass destruction more than within their means of obtaining, with the insidious motivations to use them against civilian populations as they have their indiscriminate bombings, and the audacity to then blame it on the Syrian government.
While RT’s report remains unconfirmed, it is at the very least very plausible. By airing the story, RT may be preempting malicious interests contemplating such a ploy – realizing that the public is now fully inoculated to this propaganda and that it would only backfire on both the already faltering FSA, and their increasingly discredited Western sponsors.
That Osama thing already wearing off? Remember when some of the Cole “Bombers” were allowed to “escape” from a Yemeni Prison? We do.
ADEN — Yemeni Al-Qaeda leader Fahd al-Quso, who was wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, has been killed in an air raid in eastern Yemen on Sunday, a tribal chief said.
Al-Qaeda, which has strongholds in southern and eastern Yemen, confirmed Quso’s slaying in an SMS text message sent to reporters that could not be immediately verified.
“Fahd al-Quso, who was wanted by the United States for the attack against the USS Cole, was killed tonight (Sunday) in an American raid on the Rafadh region” in the Shabwa province, tribal chief Abdel Magid bin Farid al-Awlaki told AFP.
The October 2000 attack on the US Navy destroyer, the USS Cole, in Yemen’s port of Aden killed 17 sailors and wounded 40 more.
Quso was killed when two missiles slammed near his home in Rafadh, east of Ataq, the provincial capital of Shabwa province, the tribal chief said, adding that two of the suspect’s body guards were also killed in the raid.
A US government official welcome the death of the “senior terrorist operative,” saying he had been actively planning attacks against the United States and Yemen.
“Fahd al-Quso was a senior terrorist operative of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula who was deeply involved in ongoing terrorist plotting against Yemeni and US interests at the time of his death,” the official said, requesting anonymity to speak about the matter.
“He was also involved in numerous attacks over many years that murdered Americans as well as Yemeni men, women and children.”
Quso’s name figured on an FBI list of most wanted terrorists, along with a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest.
In its text message, Al-Qaeda said: “The martyr Sheikh Fahd al-Quso was martyred, killed in an American raid this afternoon in Rafadh.”
The Yemeni embassy in Washington also confirmed the death of “one of the most wanted terrorists in Yemen.”
Al-Qaeda had claimed responsibility for the attack on the USS Cole, which was carried out when militants riding an explosives-laden skiff blew a 30-by-30-foot (10-by-10-meter) hole in the USS Cole.
The USS Cole was in the port of Aden for a routine fuel stop when it was attacked.
Quso belonged to the powerful Al-Awlak tribe of US-Yemeni cleric and terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in September.
US intelligence officials believed Awlaki was linked to a US army major charged with shooting dead 13 people in Fort Hood, Texas, and to a Nigerian student accused of trying to blow up a US airliner on December 25, 2009.
He was also believed to be the leader of external operations of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — the local Al-Qaeda branch in Yemen.
In April, The Washington Post said that the CIA is seeking permission to launch more drone strikes in Yemen, adding that there have been at least eight US raids in Yemen in first four months of this year.
The United States has never formally acknowledged the use of drones against Al-Qaeda in Yemen, and the Yemeni government continues to deny that such air strikes take place.
According to the Washington Post, US drones are launched from a secret base in the Arabian Peninsula.
- Al Qaeda kills 20 in surprise Yemen attack
New York Daily News – 45 minutes ago
- At least 32 Yemeni troops killed in militant attack
Reuters Canada – 3 hours ago
- airstrike kills senior al-Qaida leader in Yemen
Kansas City Star – 18 hours ago
Wayne Madsen (a former Navy officer and NSA employee during the Iran Contra years) relays an uncorroborated charge — I repeat this is uncorroborated — about the bombing of the USS Cole:
“The former CIA agent who worked with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York and New Jersey stated that the USS Cole was hit by a specially-configured Popeye cruise missile launched from an Israeli Dolphin-class submarine. Israeli tests of the missile in May 2000 in the waters off Sri Lanka demonstrated it could hit a target 930 miles away. The ex-CIA agent also stated that Ambassador Bodine threw (FBI investigator) John O’Neill and his team out of Yemen lest their investigation began uncovering evidence that the Cole was not blown up by an explosive-laden boat but by an Israeli cruise missile.
The former CIA agent said the reason for the Israeli attack was to further galvanize U.S. public opinion against both Al Qaeda and the Democrats in the weeks prior to the 2000 presidential elections. The Bush-Cheney team could blame the Democrats for not taking the Al Qaeda threat seriously. However, this is exactly the tact the Bush administration took after taking office: failure to support the CIA-FBI’s Alex Station, pressuring John O’Neill and other agents like Minneapolis agent Coleen Rowley and others across the nation who detected activity involving Arab flight students, and pulling the plug on a major data mining operation directed against Al Qaeda code named Able Danger, which was being jointly run by the DIA and the Special Operations Command. ”
O’Neill was not permitted to interview Yemenis who witnessed the Cole explosion. O’Neill was not permitted to examine the hat worn by one of the bombers in the boat nor was he allowed to examine the harbor sludge for evidence.
O’Neill was soon pulled out of Yemen and Bodine refused him and his team permission to re-enter the country. O’Neill was getting too close to something. In February, 2001, after Yemen’s Interior Minister Hussein Mohammed Arab made a statement that there was no evidence linking the Cole bombing to Al Qaeda (“Investigations have not so far proved, either to us or to the Americans, any link between Osama bin Laden and the Cole bombing.”), the Bush administration showed no desire to find out who actually bombed the ship. They were too busy clearing the baffles for the Iraq invasion and their other agendas. ”
– Clearing the Baffles for 911, By Wayne Madsen
Zionist Jewesses Barbara Bodine and Madeline Albright Sabotage John O’Neil investigation into the USS Cole attack
Bodine, who is Jewish, was the Ambassador to Yemen. When the USS Cole was attacked, the FBI sent a team led by John O’Neill who immediately suspected Israeli involvement. Bodine started an intense political battle to oust O’Neill.
Bodine wanted to control the investigation, and resented the fact that suddenly there were hundreds of FBI personnel in the country.
Albright provided a handful of State Department personnel to watch the investigation.
Albright and Bodine Panic as O’Neill Investigation Points to Israel
Albright complains to upper echelons of the FBI about O’Neill. 8
Bodine wanted O’Neill to drop his bodyguards and he became suspicious of Mossad assassination. Bodine and Madeleine Albright finally went to the Zionist Jewish FBI Director, Louis Freeh, to remove John O’Neill from Yemen.
Then January 2001 came, and O’Neill wanted to go back to Yemen. But, Ambassador Bodine wouldn’t give him clearance. In July 2001, O’Neill resigned from the FBI.
After leaving the FBI for obstructing his investigations into fake Al Qaeda O’neil was hired as head of security at the WTC by Jew Jerome Hauer and Jew Silverstein, where he is killed on his first day of work, 9/11. What a coincidence.
More on O’neil and the Cole investigation
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US Defense Secratary during the Cole bombing was the Jew William Cohen, who used the Cole attack as a pretext to establish “Bin Laden” in the public consciousness as chief terror architect in preparation for the Israeli attack on 9/11, which the Jews blamed on Bin Laden again.
Here’s a great run down of the evidence that the Cole bombing was a staged Israeli black op like all the rest
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Imagine this, ten of the “Al Qaeda” suspects arrested for the USS Cole bombing ESCAPED the highly guarded prison compound they were held in through a window. If you believe that, then I don’t know what to tell you.
SAN`A, Yemen — Yemeni authorities were hunting for 10 of the main suspects in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole after they escaped from prison Friday, officials said.
The fugitives, including chief suspect Jamal al-Badawi, were jailed in the tightly guarded intelligence building in the port city of Aden since shortly after the destroyer was bombed, killing 17 American sailors.
Officials close to the investigation said the men fled through a window they smashed inside the building.
The officials said on condition of anonymity that prison officers gave the men permission to go to the prison courtyard for their daily morning break before they escaped.
It was unclear whether the escapees received any assistance from people inside or outside the prison.
Who benefits? Israel.
Who doesn’t benefit? Muslims.
Who has the capability to pull it off? Israel.
Who has a pattern of doing the exact same thing? Israel.
“An Afghan elder who lives in Zangawat, a village near the base, said U.S. soldiers threatened residents with retaliation after an American vehicle hit a buried bomb three days before the shootings. “ (LA Times)
The massacre of 17 civilians in Panjwai, Kandahar is in high cover-up mode here in the United States. Even the roadside bombing which cost the leg of an as-yet unidentified US service member cannot be “confirmed” by the US military:
“A spokesman for the U.S. military declined to give any information on the bombing or even confirm that it occurred, citing the investigation of the shootings. He also declined to comment on the allegation that U.S. troops threatened retaliation.” (AP)
According to the massacre suspect, Sgt. Robert Bale’s lawyer, a fellow US service member lost a leg in that attack. What happened next was predictable, and it foreshadowed the massacre that would follow:
U.S. soldiers “took people out of their houses and threatened them,” Sayed Mohammad Azim Agha, the tribal elder, said in an interview. “They said, ‘If there are IEDs, you will bear the consequences’…” (LA Times)
If so, then this is a premeditated act of terrorism as well as mass-murder.